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Zona Romantica Charm In Abundance Near Los Muertos Beach, Blue Chairs, Downtown

Clive Michael Marks

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Clive Michael Marks

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Zona Romantica Charm In Abundance Near Los Muertos Beach, Blue Chairs, Downtown

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Puerto Vallarta Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 large bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, Terrace, Ocean Views, Pool, Central location

5 bedroom, 6 bath vacation house with views in the Zona Romantica, Romantic Zone. Near Los Muertos Beach, Blue Chairs, restaurants, shopping, clubs and bars.

Rent the 5 bedroom, 6 bath vacation house at Bugambilia Blanca and enjoy charm in abundance combined with delightful ocean views and a convenient location in the Zona Romantica, Romantic Zone. Ideal for both beach and downtown, walk out of Bugambilia Blanca and you will be moments away from Los Muertos Beach and all the nearby attractions of the Zona Romantica. The Blue and Green chairs beach cafes as well as shopping, restaurants, bars and clubs; you can walk to everything…

Comfortable accommodations accommodate groups of up to 10 people and the 5 bedroom house rental occupies levels 3 and 4 of Bugambilia Blanca, so you will have the upper part of the property completely to yourselves. The main entrance into Bugambilia Blanca is between levels 2 and 3. And if more people would like to join you… rent the additional 2 bedroom condo on level 2 of Bugambilia Blanca for a total of 7 bedrooms.

On those days when you would prefer to stay home our outdoor pool and great sun deck area are fairly recent additions to Bugambilia Blanca and are an ideal spot to enjoy some fun in the sun outdoors. Our housekeeper's daughters may also be hired for the duration of your stay to prepare your favorite Mexican dishes amongst others. Usually two consecutive meals a day such as breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner, although the current trend has become for a late brunch with an early dinner. Maid service is three times a week.

Architecturally, Bugambilia Blanca was designed by local architect Jose Jorge Prieto Castellanos and was built in the more traditional Mexican Colonial style, with larger rooms, those great tile floors, and charm in abundance. Each level of the property has a wonderful breezeway terrace where you can sit and relax enjoying the views and the calm ocean breeze. You'll enjoy the vacation house and staying at Bugambilia Blanca.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Clive Michael Marks (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015

About Clive Michael Marks

I first started coming to Puerto Vallarta in 1997 with my now ex partner at a time when I thought I had everything I wanted; the good job, the nice car and the lovely home in Dulwich on the the south side of London. But something seemed to be missing and I missed the enthusiasm, excitement and passion for life I had known as a very young man. We only have one life to live and there is no time for regrets and so in 1998 Simon and I sold and gave away just about everything we owned, to start a new life and a new adventure in beautiful and sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico...

Clive Michael Marks purchased this villa in 1998

Why Clive Michael Marks chose Puerto Vallarta

After three visits within 10 months to this amazing tropical paradise called Puerto Vallarta I was hooked - you just feel so good here - and as luck would have it, we stumbled upon Bugambila Blanca during the last few days of a three week stay. A quick decision had to be made and though it was never in our mind to leave London for Mexico, this beautiful vacation house appealed to us so very strongly I just knew we had to make it ours.

What makes this villa unique

Wonderful architecture with charm in abundance

Large and spacious accommodations with breezeway terraces

Close proximity to Los Muertos Beach, Blue Chairs and downtown

Village like feel of the Zona Romantica, Romantic Zone south side Vallarta

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed here for a full week with two other couples, and it was perfect. Each of us had our own room and bathroom, and the living area and balcony were perfect. We were within a 5-10 minute walk to the beach and anything in Zona Romantica, and the area was very safe.



I would highly recommend staying here if you are traveling with close friends or relatives and want to be in Zona Romantica.



Clive, the owner, was most hospitable and friendly.
Nov 2011
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Zona Romantica Charm In Abundance Near Los Muertos Beach, Blue Chairs, Downtown
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 10 reviews
Minneapolis
4

The property is well maintained, safe and clean

  • 4 of 5

Clive is a very gracious host and was extremely helpful not only with arranging the cooks and our meals but also suggesting places to go and things to see. We had a problem with one of our 'adventures' and Clive made a few phone calls for us and helped straighten it out. The cooks made some amazing meals. The villa is very well maintained. Housekeeping was excellent. There are a lot of steps but it is Puerto Vallarta. The location was a short walk into town as well as a short walk and down some stairs to the beach. We never waited at the driveway more than a few minutes for a cab.

I was slightly concerned as we had to wire money down for the deposit. It was not an issue though. The wifi is spotty within the property, especially if everyone is trying to connect. But we were on vacation....so it wasn't a huge problem.

We had the 3rd and 4th floors. The second floor remained vacant during our stay but there are 2 more bedrooms that can be rented on that floor. Overall, our group was satisfied and we would stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another satisfied group stay renting our five bedroom house and our housekeeper’s daughters continue to amaze with their excellent cooking skills. Their bistec Mexicana (Mexican steak) and chile rellenos (stuffed chillies) are fast becoming the new favorite dishes. Spotty Wi-Fi seems to be common in Vallarta so I believe this is more to do with Telmex, Mexico’s main telephone service provider, as some times connection and speed are excellent while other times not so. Meanwhile, we are investigating an alternative Wi-Fi signal distribution product that will use the house’s electrical wiring to transmit the signal around the property. Just to clarify, there are some steps leading into the property from the car park and the house rental is one flight of stairs up from the main entrance plus the floor above. Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again.
5

Great place for a great price

  • 5 of 5

We rented the two bedroom condo on the lower floor for the week of new years eve and we loved it. Clive is a great host and he genuinely cares that his guests have a wonderful stay. The open air lay-out was fantastic, the bed was comfortable, the condo was clean, and it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. At this price point, you can't beat it! And if you want to be in zona romantica, it is steps down the hill. We have been to PV twice now, and this is just down the street from the condo that we stayed in last time, which we also enjoyed. But next time I come back, I will stay here again. Thanks Clive!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another lovely review from guests enjoying the two bedroom creek view condo on the second floor of Casa Bugambilia Blanca, that we usually add to the house when accommodating larger groups. The covered breezeway terrace that connects the rooms of the condo, creating a delightful open-air layout, continues to be one of the favourite features by our guests. That and our convenient location for both beach and town in the Zona Romantica. Thank you for the review and we look forward to welcoming you back!
5

Great location, Clive is Great

  • 5 of 5

Okay, a quick bit of background, this was my second trip to PV, and the second time I've stayed in this part of PV. I'm a big fan of the location, I don't think you can do any better.

The rental is right off the main road, but you barely notice any of that noise. We rented the second floor, and the space is huge. Very open-air living, traditional Mexican decor, and pretty much what you expect from a rental in PV.

Clive is definitely a friendly, accommodating, and helpful host. The only drawback, is the new construction, that is right next to the building. It certainly cuts off the view, and for some people could be annoying. It didn't bother me in the slightest, and actually it probably made the space feel more intimate. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests enjoyed renting the two bedroom creek view condo that we often add to the five bedroom house rental to accommodate larger groups. This condo sits lower down in the property with a view down to the creek, unlike the house rental, which has a more open view looking out to the ocean and the surrounding area. And people continue to enjoy the covered breezeway terraces that connect the living area and bedrooms of each level of Bugambilia Blanca, creating a very pleasant open-air living space.
5

Glorious Week in PV

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough on how wonderful our stay was . Clive is the most gracious host. We stayed a full week and had no complaints with Clive or the property. Beautiful views, clean and spacious, felt just like home. I would stay again, and recommend to my friends.

Thanks again Clive.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

My third stay at Bugambilia Blanca!

  • 5 of 5

I just finished my third stay at Bugambilia Blanca and it was great...as always! I organized the first trip (11/2012) and third trip (11/2014) and was one of ten guests on the second trip (1/2013). For all three stays, we used all of the rooms on the third and fourth floors. Bugambilia Blanca is clean, comfortable, practical, reasonably priced and close to all of the best places in the Zona Romantica. Clive lives on the first floor and is a great host! I look forward to my fourth stay at Bugambilia Blanca...hopefully sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

HARD 35 real ness! & 10 HARD living messes!

  • 5 of 5

I had the best HARD 35 birthday ever! My name is Hector and I'm sorry to Clive that I never got around to doing this review earlier. I'm a stoner so take my time very slowly.

So even before booking the PH, top 2 floors, I had read some reviews that weren't great. So what did I do, you may ask? I stayed there in Nov 2012 to research and see if this would be the right place for my HARD 35 Bday blow-out! And it was.

Now the group I went w in 11/2011 wasn't the awesome amigos I took for my party. I was asked to go on an annual trip w a different group of people, all of who I won't ever travel again with; for personal reasons. With the exception of Patrick and Eric cuz they are rad and part of my HARD 35 krewe. The rest of the queens were rude and high maintance. But even doe the Nov queens weren't the laid back type, I didn't let that spoil my impression of the PH and Clive.

I knew that it would be and was the perfect place for my misfit set of close personal amigos! And my budget.

So now for HARD 35 party that took place on 1/27/13! Which was HARD, awesome and perfect! Went off w a bang! 10 of my closest friends in PV, Mx all underneath the same roof. Bryan who came all the way from Hong Kong for it, Steve from New Orleans was there. Most of us where from the LBC! It was my dream come true. But the real hero was Clive the owner of the building who also lives on the 1st floor. He was such a pro in handling all our drunken, pill popping, stoned personalities. That he added to the greatness of the HARD 35 messy Krewe. He didn't even freak w someone got locked out naked, just smiled and tried to help w the situation in a very calm matter. The place was basic, but every room had its own WC and very clean. Bring your own toiletries but if you don't there's a store 2min walk away. The wifi work so the on-line hook ups where flowing. Honestly if I could swing it I would have my SWEET 36 there but we are gonna do New Orleans instead. Oh I almost forgot one of the nicest maids ever. I would totally recommend this place for anyone on a budget & plan on staying there again. Actually after writing this I realize I need to smoke another bowl and book another flight out there before the season is up. Cheers! & thank you Clive, sweet maid & you for reading.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Hector for sharing your birthday group stay in our vacation house. Which just goes to show, couples travelling together, family get-togethers and birthday celebrations; our affordable vacation house rental at Bugambilia Blanca is suitable for everyone. And always… service with a smile.

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Various options
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Various options
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Los Muertos Beach
Car: not necessary

Stay at Bugambilia Blanca vacation house and enjoy all the charm and attractions of vibrant Zona Romantica Puerto Vallarta as well as our famous Los Muertos Beach, which is also home to the Blue Chairs and Green Chairs beach cafes. Sitting under a shady Palapa with your toes in the sand looking at the enchanting ocean while enjoying one of your favourite drinks sound like just the thing? The popular south side of town is very much a walking neighbourhood to explore where you will discover many interesting places to visit nearby, such as Olas Altas street with its large selection of restaurants, bars and shops plus street side cafes where you can sit and watch local Vallarta life go by. As well as a vibrant nightlife scene the Zona Romantica is also well known for its many speciality shops, markets and art galleries.

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Rates & Availability

From $355 Per night

Puerto Vallarta Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Special 2015
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$355
 
 
High Season 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Christmas / New Year 2015 / 16
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
Peak Season 2016
Jan 5 2016 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$495
 

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Notes 50% deposit required to reserve with balances paid on arrival.
Christmas and New Year reservations balances paid 60 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Puerto Vallarta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2880 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Private bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Private bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Private bathroom with shower
  • Two additional bedrooms available, one with King bed the other with Queen bed and both with full bathroom with toilet and shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Maid service provided three times per week and included in rental rate. Personal cook available for your stay for small additional charge to prepare your favourite Mexican dishes, usually brunch and dinner. Complimentary wireless Internet for your wireless devices. Private breezeway terraces looking out to the ocean.

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