Just imagine leaving the humidity behind in Puerto Vallarta and heading up to San Sebastian del Oeste for a dream getaway, only 1.5 - 2 hours by scenic road through the Sierra Madre mountains. Casa Mariposa has all the luxury you would find at 5 Star mountain resort and is a 10-15 min walk to the traditional main square filled with friendly people and unique delicacies. Casa Mariposa is surrounded by lush gardens and an incredible variety of avocado, lime and guava trees. The beautiful open patio has an outdoor bar and barbecue grill, perfect for a warm sunny day or a fresh evening under the stars. The front of the house has a covered patio with over-sized cozy chairs to sit back and enjoy the view whether it's raining or it's a beautiful day to catch a nap in the shade. The front door opens into the grand living room, dining room and elegant kitchen but what catches your eye is the enormous fireplace holding court in this wonderfully rustic and warm room. The furniture is perfect with sitting areas for every occasion like reading a book, listening to music, entertaining guests or even watching TV by the fire. All the details have a personal touch to remind you of your great escape up into the woods. The fixtures are fantastic, including the giant antler chandeliers that can be dimmed to fit your mood. The kitchen has everything, it's better than home! The master bedroom has a gigantic wooden bed, a fireplace and french doors that lead to the front patio with a view of all the fruit trees and flowers. The two main house bathrooms are large and beautifully decorated with plenty of hot water for warm showers. If you've come to stay with more guests, there's a separate outdoor entrance leading to the upstairs loft complete with two beds, a private bath and another fireplace as well. The loft has its own deck with another spectacular view of the mountains, sunset here is a must! The house is also very private which is completely gated and fenced in so you're safe and sound. The sweet couple living on the property in the back, Alfredo and Sandra, are there to help answer any questions and even start your fires. So you can indulge in long naps, cook to your heart's content and simply relax in the cool weather you forgot existed. It's hard to leave Casa Mariposa but knowing it's just "up the hill" from Puerto Vallarta makes this dream vacation really come true again and again.