Villa Leonarda is a 5 bedroom villa available at 4BR and 5BR rates.
Local hardwoods, adobe bricks and handcrafted tiles make up the organic structure of the house where period pieces of furniture alternate with artwork signed by renowned Mexican contemporary artists.
The Villa consists of two buildings with two bedrooms and two well-appointed bathrooms each, separated by the swimming-pool with heating system, and a spacious central patio surrounded by lush tropical, enhanced by the sound of the river rushing by. It is ideal for sunbaths and pool parties during the day, and candlelit dinners and cocktail parties at night.
A very historic home from the early days of Puerto Vallarta, designed in the traditional colonial style, with all rooms opening onto a huge central courtyard with heated pool, fountains and gardens that overlook river, mountain and jungle. Ocean views and sunsets can be enjoyed from the expansive rooftop terrace.
Architecture: Three foot thick stucco walls, arches, high ceilings, trestle doors, hacienda style wooden shutters, antique wrought iron and vintage hand made tiles are the distinctive design details of this century old master piece. The villa has been completely renovated in recent years; the bedrooms have air conditioning, kitchen and baths have been modernized - all while retaining the integrity of the original architecture.
Romantic bedrooms: The romantic bedrooms are hung with flowing muslin and mosquito netting; the decor is eclectic and chic. Antiques and unique period pieces are mixed with imported furnishings and original paintings by famous artists, all set against large palms and dramatic lighting. The ambiance at night is often described as “magical”.
Celebrities hangout: The original owner, Xavier de la Torre, was a famous clothing designer close friends with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Villa Leonarda was a celebrity hangout during the 1960s and the mystique lives on; it is still a gathering place for artists, writers, movie stars and intellectuals. Angelica Huston and brother, Danny Huston, have attended VIP cocktails hosted at the villa for the Puerto Vallarta Film Festival, following in the footsteps of their famous director father, who used to play poker with friends around the pool. Internationally acclaimed artist Alejandro Colunga and photographer Gabriel Figueroa, Jr. are also frequent guests at the villa.
Banderas Bay is one of most beautiful bays of the world, framed by the majestic mountains of the Sierra Madre consisting of 40 miles of coastline with turquoise and emerald waters. Puerto Vallarta features the infrastructure of a world class destination but keeping the charm of an old Mexican Village. Puerto Vallarta is also a destination rich in culture and traditions, is home of many cultural festivals, sport tournaments, music, theater, cinema, gastronomic events, traditional indigenous culture, pilgrimages full of color and tradition, golf championships and sailing regattas.
Puerto Vallarta is home to some of the most prestigious Art Galleries in Mexico; also present an impressive collection of public art along its famous Malecon. Since the destination has a great range of internationally notable restaurants, it is the second gastronomic destination nationwide and makes visitors experience an excellent culinary journey.
The Bay receives every year humpback whales, is a paradise
Other Activities: whalewatching, birdwatching, shopping
Golf: The Marina Vallarta Golf Club with 18 championship holes was designed by the American architect Joe Finger. Its magnificent view of Banderas Bay and the natural obstacles such as palms, tropical plants, and natural lagoons along with abundant wildlife, have made it increasingly popular.
Flamingos Golf Court: this well groomed 6,982 yard course covers more than 72 acres and is lined with orange, mango, and lemon trees. Shots are not only visually exciting, but challenging for players of all levels. Flamingos is in a location convenient to both Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta.
Vista Vallarta Jack Nicklaus: this visually stunning 18 hole course is quickly becoming one of the favorites for its fresh mountain breezes and challenging design. The foothill setting affords a magnificent view of the bay and of Puerto Vallarta, with the Sierra Madre Mountains as a stunning backdrop. Fresh ocean breezes, exceptional greens, and the beautiful yet challenging course makes this one of the must play courses in Puerto Vallarta.
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