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Tropical Hillside Villa-Sweeping Ocean Vistas-Luxury Patio Living with Pool

Sandy Gelt

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Speaks: english, spanish, norwegian
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Tropical Hillside Villa-Sweeping Ocean Vistas-Luxury Patio Living with Pool

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Puerto Vallarta Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 king bedrooms 2 luxurious bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps up to 4 people

Jewel-box villa overlooking Mexican Riviera has a luxurious master suite & slightly smaller guest suite, wrap-around patios + private pool. Its quiet, secluded location in exclusive Conchas Chinas near Old Vallarta makes it a perfect honeymoon haven or vacation getaway for up to 4 adult visitors. Tucked into a lush, tropical hillside, you'll awaken to birdsong and butterflies dancing among flowers & watch the sunset over the ocean from wrap-around patios.

Professionally & meticulously decorated in sophisticated Old Mexico style, yet equipped with modern amenities & daily housekeeper, Casa Montaña graciously integrates indoor & outdoor living. Three main floor French doors open to embrace stunning views and the sparkling azure water of your pool. This private haven is a short stroll to Conchas Chinas white-sand beach and an easy walk or taxi ride into Puerto Vallarta's romantic old downtown with its picturesque cobblestone streets, attractions, shopping, restaurants & nightlife.

Your Stay at Casa Montaña: Carefree & Comfortable: We want your vacation or honeymoon at Casa Montaña to be perfect.

The villa is managed efficiently by Cheke Covarrubias, who ensures the pool, grounds and all other physical aspects of the villa are well maintained. Florie is Casa Montaña's professional, experienced housekeeper, who comes daily to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay, including fresh linens and sparkling bathrooms. Florie and Cheke will respond quickly to your questions or concerns.

Dining Is a Delight at Casa Montaña: Delicious meals will enhance your time at Casa Montaña.

Florie is a talented cook. Guests can provide the food for her to create delicious breakfasts by the pool or even in bed – just tell Florie your preferences. With advance notice and for an additional charge, Florie will shop and prepare lunch or dinner. Enjoy dinner while watching the sunset or invite guests for a party in your dining room. There are menus and cookbooks to guide your delicious choices.

Our Pampered Guests Come Back Again and Again: 12/09-Had the pleasure of staying at your Villa 4 different times. A peaceful, private, getaway for us.

Felt like our own resort in paradise. Flor is a gift, & truly added to our experience. From shopping for the prestocking items prior to our arrival, to preparing dinner on the terrace, our vacation was pure pleasure. We felt utterly pampered–John and Carol M. •

12/09-We had a spectacular holiday at Casa Montaña. Honestly, the housekeeper, Flor, made the trip so incredibly special. She was amazing; food was amazing & her hospitality was the best we've ever experienced. House was warm & comfortable, but Flor really made the trip for us.

I would recommend it to anyone going to PV–Jeremy •

10/09-House was beautiful & Flor an absolute gem. We'll forever remember her & our trip.–Mickey •

8/09 Great house, love the comfort & design. Total relaxation by pool just what we needed. Food was great. We'll be back–Robert & Tery •

5/09-A great time; little extras made a difference–Adrian

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandy Gelt (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish, norwegian
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Guestbook comments from the owner

WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. The house was perfect, Flor was amazing, Cheke was awesome. We actually ended up having Cheke and his wife over for dinner on Thanksgiving. We have already told all of our friends and family about how wonderful our trip was and how we would recommend using you.

Please forward this on to Sandy, as well
Nov 2012
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Tropical Hillside Villa-Sweeping Ocean Vistas-Luxury Patio Living with Pool
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews

Living the Dream

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with incredible views! From the dips in the pool to cocktails on the bedroom porch, every element is well thought out and very well executed. All of the furniture was really comfortable as well as being very attractive. We spent a lot of time in the pool area - it was so convenient and relaxing. We worked with the management company to arrange to be picked up and returned to the airport. This was one of the best ideas we had since we didn't have to deal with the usual taxi negotiations and lines.

We went to a couple of beaches down south - Mismaloya and Tomatlan - which were really relaxing. We took a cab each day and it was only about $15 each way. Every day we also went downtown to eat and cruise around. Tons of good restaurants. That cab fare was only $5 each way. Well worth it to avoid climbing the hill which was a little rough for this old guy.

All in all, great location, views, management and facility. Can't wait to get back!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful villa overlooks Banderas Bay!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from Casa Montana and wish we could have stayed forever! It is idyllic, from the wonderful furnishings to the incredible views of the bay, the huge patio with its lush plantings and potted flowers surrounds the beautiful pool, to the comfortable king-sized beds. The bathrooms are luxuriously large, with stained glass windows you can open while you shower and overlook the water. It is a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Magical Family Visit

  • 5 of 5

Our experience started with Sandy, the owner, prior to booking. She took the time to set up a phone call to answer anything else we needed help figuring out. We came with 3 young children and had a lot of questions regarding the location, pool, beds, etc. She was patient, kind and thorough. We remembered the hills from a prior stay in PV and managing hills with small kids seemed a bit daunting but, those anxieties were short-lived. It is about a 15 minute walk to the beach from the villa. We did it with all 3 kids and enjoyed it. It isn't for everyone. If we didn't feel like doing the walk, we called the taxi (which took 3-5 minutes to get to the villa daily) and for 60 pesos or approx $5, we were at the beach in 5 minutes. It was exhilarating to be in the city/beach and then we felt so fortunate to be able to escape to our Casa Montana (I usually took the 2 youngest back up with me in a taxi) The views are great. You can see the bay from every window it seemed. The sunsets from the bedroom balconies are breathtaking. It is in a beautiful, safe neighborhood and at night, the only noise is the occasional car meandering its way up the hill. The accommodations are wonderful. The beds are comfortable and they made sure the pillows were good. (I am a pillow snob). The beds are king-sized so there was plenty of room for all of us in the 2 bedrooms. Each had its own bathroom and the main level also had a bathroom. The decor is beautiful and has the Mexican charm we like. Flor, the housekeeper and cook, is a delight. She will come to prepare a continental breakfast including coffee and fruit/toast and then cleans the whole villa for you. She can also, if you request it, make other meals for you including adding eggs to your breakfast or lunch/dinner for extra charge. We sent a grocery list prior and for $30, she will go and pick everything up from your list. We told her ahead of our visit that we love homemade beans and guacamole/salsa. We came to the villa and our fridge was stocked and everyday, we had Mex Salsa and beans and a fresh guac. I would recommend getting a menu prior to arrival if meals are something you would like and let her know so she can buy ingredients for those first days then. We had Diablo Shrimp for lunch one day(awesome). She speaks limited English. We hope to return again and would recommend this place to anyone...couples, familes, long term stay, etc.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

We arrived Christmas Day to stay at Casa Montana for 4 nights. Sandy recommended that we use her driver to transport us from the airport to the hotel. I highly, highly recommend that everyone does this. The taxis at the airport are approx 3 times as expensive as regular taxis, so for the same price, your driver takes you directly to the house and then gives you a full tour so you know where everything is, how it works etc. It should be noted that the driver waited for us for close to THREE HOURS since we were stuck in a huge line for customs. We were really surprised that he didn't just leave thinking we missed our flight

When we arrived, he gave us the full tour. In the fridge, there was a fresh batch of homemade guacamole and salsa prepared. We had it stocked with some snacks and alcohol so we didn't have to worry about that on vacation. I recommend doing this - the prices are basically what you would pay if you went to the market yourself.

This house is perfect size for up to two couples. Both bedrooms are huge, and both have their own balconies and very nice bathrooms. The living area on the first floor opens up to the outdoor patio and pool. It felt like we had a ton of living space to enjoy.

To go into town, you call the taxi number that's clearly posted by the phone. Everyone who answered knew exactly where Casa Montana was located and it never took more than 5 minutes for a taxi to show up at our front door. It only costs $8 to get into town where there a ton of restaurants, beach clubs, bars and nightclubs.

We had the best vacation and highly, highly recommend renting this house.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
phoenix az

Great Views and mellow weekend !!!

  • 5 of 5

this was our first stay in the villa. We have stayed in Conchas Chinas for years as it is well located neighborhood that is VERY convenient to all the great restaruants and shopping ... about a 5 minute taxi to all. The villa is quaint and cozy... very relaxing and furnished nicely. Bathrooms have been remodeled and the furnishings are all very nice and comfortable. Flor was great as well ... tasty breakfast and the place was impeccably cleaned everyday... i would would stay again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

This is beautiful, well maintained home. The owner is super helpful and easy to contact. It was just the vacation I needed, I felt like I was walking into my own home. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 2000/Hwy to Barre de Navidad
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Lindomar Hotel Beach Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Conchas Chinas
Car: not necessary

Casa Montaña is located in the quietly exclusive, upscale village of Conchas Chinas, just south of romantic and historic Viejo (Old) Vallarta. Conchas Chinas means 'Chinese shells,' which you can hunt on the small, white-sand beach, rock grottos and hidden coves waiting to be explored and enjoyed.

Your private vacation/honeymoon villa is perched high above the Bay of Banderas in a lush, tropical setting with stunning ocean views and cool breezes while still close to attractions, galleries, gourmet restaurants and shopping.

It's only a short stroll to the white-sand beach and you can walk or take a short taxi ride into Viejo Vallarta. You're close enough to enjoy the town, but far enough away to enjoy your privacy.

Other Activities: whale watching, swim with dolphins, turtle sanctuary, zip line, four wheeling


Rates & Availability

Puerto Vallarta Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas --2 weeks
Dec 19 - Jan 3
7 nights
High Season
Jan 4 - Apr 18
5 nights
low season
Apr 16 - Nov 16
3 nights
Fri, Sat, Sun
mid season
Nov 17 - Dec 17
4 nights
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Notes ***Low season April 16-Nov.17 2014 $250
***Mid Season Nov. 17, through Dec. 17, 2014, rate is $300 per night
***Christmas --2 weeks Dec.18 --Jan. 3, 2015
Rate is $625
HIgh Season Jan. 4 2015 thru April 16 2015

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Puerto Vallarta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , powder room
  • Natural marble bathrooms with modern fixtures and brushed nickel hardware are connected to both of the Casa's master and guest suites. An additional feature in each bath has an open window in the shower, allowing guests to enjoy the ocean view while rinsing off from a day playing at the pool, lounging on a sandy beach or a hard day of sightseeing. An ample supply of soft, fluffy, towels is kept ready for your after-bath or pool use. You'll also find an array of high-quality toiletries and a hairdryer in each bathroom. For our guests because you're in our home we have a small medicine cabinet with antiseptics, band aids, cream for bug bites, Rolaids, etc. The main floor half-bath has shell-colored faux-finished walls and a distinctive stone basin carved in the shape of a nautilus shell. Bathrooms are tended to daily by our housekeeper, Flor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , ocean view
  • Each of the two suites is located on the second floor. Both have king-sized beds with luxury linens, changed daily if desired. A large balcony terrace opens to an ocean view from twin French doors off the master suite. Nap on one of the lounge chairs on your private terrace and enjoy the soft sea breeze, or luxuriate in a massage with a view of the ocean. Graciously equipped with a table and additional chairs, and fringed with tropical plants and flowers, your patio is a secluded, romantic hideaway where you can enjoy sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset over Banderas Bay. A private patio with chairs for relaxing and enjoying the ocean view also is attached to the slightly smaller guest suite. For your security, there is a safe in each suite.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our guest's favorite food and drinks can be pre-stocked in the house prior to our your arrival. Send us a shopping list and we will take care of bringing it to the villa. There is a small fee for this but it is definately worth it, according to our guests. Please note that there is safe, purified water throughout the house. Water is totally drinkable from every faucet. Fresh ice from the market is my recommendation. We don't use ice makers. The pool is heated, if you wish to have the temperature higher or lower just ask Florie and she will see to it. We have coolers and bags to carry your towels, and a picnic to the beach - no need to bring anything from home. Towels and a beach umbrella are available as well, makes your beach visit easy.

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