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Charming Villa, steps from the beach with view of the Sierra Madres

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Located in the Mexican Riviera, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This charming traditional style villa is located 15 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta across the street from Graza Blanca, one of the best beaches in the area. It has views of the beautiful Sierra Madre mountains and the ocean, which is just a short 100 or so steps away. The living and dining areas open onto a private terrace with its own pool. They are comfortably furnished with seating for six, The living room has a TV with satellite, a DVD player and ceiling fans. There are three master suites each with its own bath, ceiling fans and A/C. The downstairs bedroom opens to the terrace. The upstairs bedrooms each have a balcony with great views . There is a fully equipped kitchen which allows you to choose to stay in for meals and enjoy a quiet evening or you can visit one of the many great restaurants in town.

Debra Hobbs
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

A great balance of comfort and being outdoors all at the same time and the two-minute walk to a beautiful beach the ocean and sunsets is just a gem

The kids had a ball in the pool too and learned to swim much better then they would have in rainy Portland
Apr 2013
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South Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We are right across the street from the ocean, so there is traffic noise. Ask me if this is a concern for you


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Charming Villa, steps from the beach with view of the Sierra Madres
average rating of 4.521739 based on 27 reviews
Chico, CA

You won't be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time visiting. We definitely will be going a third time. The place is clean, comfortable and private. Literally walk across the street and enjoy the beach with the locals. You will not be hasseled by any vendors.

I would suggest getting a rental car so that you can go back and forth into town as we did.

Down the road there is a restaurant called El Set. Have dinner and a few cocktails right at sunset. You'll never want to come home.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2007
  • Stayed: November 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 4 of 5

We spent 11 wonderful days at Casa Zafiro. The house was just as it looked in the pictures and the iguanas were very entertaining. We didn’t find the pool cold but perfectly refreshing. The beach across the street is beautiful and we enjoyed snorkeling in it. There is road noise but it didn’t bother us or the children. It was fun to find little markets to buy food in and if you head a little further south you can find some great little towns and restaurants. I would highly recommend staying here. We hope to be able to come back.


Calgary, Alberta

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Wainfleet Ontario Canada

Overall it was a very positive experience. We loved the climate here. The location is good.

  • 4 of 5

The house is very comfortable for up to 6 people. There were five of us and our 9 month old grand daughter. We like the separate bathroom feature. The open concept onto the patio is also nice. The pool is nice to look at and sit by but it is too cold to use. If it was even slightly heated it would be much better. The main issue is the proximity to the road. There is lots of noise all day and on and off during the night. If you want constant quietness you may not enjoy it here. The beach across the road is quite nice and easy to get to. The Orange bus to the Old Town is 30 metres from the driveway and the service is good. 8 pesos per person one way. Once you are there you have access to everything you might need. We also took the bus the other way to Boca de Tomatlan one day. As I said, overall it was a positive experience. The noise issue is what it is in Latin culture. We are used to it. Knowing that I would recommend coming here if you can adjust to that. Earplugs work well at night and it does get significantly quieter at night.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alsike, Canada

Truly charming place in just the right location!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Zafiro was the perfect place for our family of five to spend a week enjoying all that the Puerto Vallarta area has to offer. The Mexican-style villa is airy and comfortable, with numerous beautiful and whimsical decorative touches. Three bathrooms with lots of hot water as well as the laundry machines made life easier for everyone. We spent many hours out on the wonderfully tropical and private terrace, splashing in the pool (our twin daughters, who turned during our visit, learned to swim on their own in the pool!), barbequing lunch or dinner on the charcoal grill, or just relaxing. Regular daily appearances by the resident iguana fascinated the children, who loved watching it eat the fruit they tossed to it.

The villa is perfectly located very near a bus stop, which affords easy transportation to Puerto Vallarta (about 10 minutes), or further south to a number of fantastic destinations. We spent many days on the beautiful beach which is easily accessed almost right across the road down a short path next to the Garza Blanca hotel. Beautifully soft sand and stone breakwater out in front of the swimming area make for clear, calm waters; basically like having a huge swimming pool in the ocean, complete with a variety of colorful fish. Our 5 year old daughter learned to snorkel on this trip, and seeing her react to everything she was able to see in the ocean was amazing.

I was glad we didn't rent a car for our stay. The local buses are convenient, easy to use, and very affordable (if a little bumpy). Including Playa Garza Blanca directly across the road, there are two other great beaches within less than 10 minute's walking - Punta Negra and Gemelas. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even find a spectacular "secret" waterfall about 1/2 hour hike directly from the villa! Wear water shoes, and bring your camera.

The location next to the road does mean there is traffic noise. Please keep in mind this is true of many accommodations in the PV area, where everything is wedged between the mountains and the sea. Anyway, we did not find the noise obtrusive.

Thank you Debra for allowing us to enjoy your peaceful Mexican getaway. We hope that we will be able to return soon!

The Ivey Family

Alberta, Canada

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Visit....still amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 10 days last year and loved it so much we thought.....hey, let's stay for a month next time! Fast forward to this April and we arrive at the villa to have Rene greet us once more; the smells, sights, and sounds of Casa Zafiro embracing us like an old friend...ahhhhh! The staff here is wonderful and can never do enough for you...any issue we had was addressed promptly and with a smile. Lot's of wildlife around.....the geckos, iguanas, and coatis all part of the charm and we enjoyed watching them. We had no issues with the coatis getting into the house but we did keep the open areas locked up at night. Used the bus service quite was convenient and very inexpensive at 8 pesos. We did alot of grilling and cooking at the villa.....was alot of fun trying new dishes and shopping in the local markets for the freshest seafood, meat, and fruits/veggies! The kitchen was equipped with most everything we needed and the water dispenser is wonderful to have if you are concerned about drinking from the tap. There are many great restaurants in Puerto Vallarta as well....from higher end to street food we tried many; some of our new favorites being Mariscos Cisneros and Santo Tacote for cheaper eats, Cafe de Olla for moderate, and Anejo Limon for higher end (but still inexpensive compared to home). The location of Casa Zafiro is in such a beautiful area and is central to many activities, whether you want to go north into the main part of Puerto Vallarta or south to Mismaloya or Boca to catch a water taxi to many hidden or less touristy beaches. Thanks to the staff and Debra for another wonderful trip......we will be back!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were two families with young children, the space was perfect for us both as a home base to go out and explore from and as a lovely place to enjoy sunny days by the pool. The ocean breeze kept the home perfectly comfortable, we barely turned on the air conditioning. Our little ones delighted in spotting the iguanas by the pool, geckos, butterflies and even a gang of Ringtail Coati! We enjoyed our stay immensely.

Tips for future visitors: Pick up Groceries, especially basics like cooking oil, salt, pepper, ect in PV and cook at home, meals by the pool were one of the highlights for us. the small market in Mismaloya is great for fresh produce. We are Vegetarian and we found incredible restaurants in PV, Veggie Table, Planet Vegitariano, ect. We were not as impressed by the restaurant in the nearby resort, nor Chico's Paradise, which had some great views, but terrible food. The beach just across the road is fantastic for splashing in the surf, what a gem!

Thank you for sharing your paradise with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Puerta Vallarta has everything you could hope for, there is swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, parasailing, and many different day boat cruises and tours. The area has some great golf courses, and a waterpark. Puerta Vallarta is known for it's nightlife as well. There are many popular bars and disco's. A boardwalk runs the length of most of the downtown area (Malecon), which is the place to go for an evening stroll, it has Artists displaying their work, shopping, local food vendors, a nightly fireworks show, just to name a couple of attractions.

Other Activities: Puerto Vallarta has activities to many to mention some include, tours of rain forest, day cruises, water sports of all kind, great shopping.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

I reserve dates on a first come first basis, if you have not paid a deposit, the dates are still available to other interested parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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