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Best villa value on Beach - less than $100/day per guest!

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 5 bath, sleeps up to 12 on beach, full time Chef and Maid included!

Stay for $100 per day per guest! Add an all inclusive option for just $35 per day per guest. Rate is based on 8 guests, low season. More guests? Lower rate per guest! See our rate information for more details.

Rate is based on 8 guests, low season. More guests? Lower rate! See our rate information for more details.

Puerto Vallarta Beach Front Villa rental, imagine this ... a boutique 4 bedroom hotel to yourself! Yes, this appropriately describes Villa Karaway: 4 bedrooms all air conditioned, en suite (with bathrooms), a wonderful staff under your direction and an incredible set of common areas - kitchen, living room, dinning room, porch and your own private infinity pool. Please read on...

Villa Karaway (VK) is the ultimate Puerto Vallarta Beach Villa! A rare find on the powdery sands of Puerto Vallarta. The home is RIGHT on the beach. Please read the entire description, but first some ideas to save money and select the proper home.

When shopping for a home for your hard earned vacation in PV, make sure the ask the following:

1. Is the home right on the beach, or do you have to walk to the beach?

2. Is there SAND on the beach? Except for downtown and north of town, sandy beaches are rare. We have sand on our beach!

3. Are there any additional charges? VK rates are all inclusive, you just pay for the food and drinks that our chief prepares, along with tips.

4. Exactly where are you located in PV? No hype from us. You are 6 km south of town (about 12 minutes away), so you have the town amenities, without the hustle an bustle. We are right on the bus route (60 cents to town), or cabs are usually parked by the complex ($7 into town, for four people).

Make sure you view our video on this site! Listen to what our past guests have to say. We pride ourselves in exceeding your expectations!

With over 4000 square feet of pure luxury, this four bedroom, five bath vacation rental is ideal for corporate meetings, family reunions, or just an intimate get-away. Many rooms have 12-foot high ceilings - just right for bringing in the incredible views of the Bay and Mountain Ranges around Puerto Vallarta.

See the end of this description for other guest comments, but this comment from a NYC guest sums it up - 'Absolute Paradise!' Make sure the visit our web site for even more pictures and information. The address is listed at the bottom.

Make no mistake - this villa is right on the beach. The beach is beautiful with a protective rock reef creating a wonderful family swimming area and an incredible sandy beach. Let the professional staff of a full-time maid and gourmet cook pamper you. It is your vacation - so enjoy it!

You enter your two-story vacation home (named 'Villa Karaway') from a private iron gate into a masterfully constructed tiled hallway. To the right, past the sitting area, is the lower bedroom with two single beds, which can be make into a king bed (all bedrooms have air conditioning), a walk-in closet, and private bath. Close by is the washer and dryer. To the left of the hallway is the open-air patio with splendid plants.

Up five tile-covered steps is another hallway. Turn left and you enter the gourmet kitchen (Viking stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator - but why care - you have your own chef!), bar, walk-in pantry, table for four, and bathroom. Proceeding past the kitchen is the dining room with seating for eight. Past the dining room is the living room with floor-to-ceiling glass sliding walls to another outdoor patio with lighted palms, the downstairs porch, and the private infinity pool. Just past your pool is the wondrous Los Palmares Beach.

Proceed the other way down the entrance-way hallway and you arrive at bedroom two. This is a bedroom with one queen and one king bed, a large walk-in closet, and an even larger bathroom. There is a large window that opens to the interior patio.

Up the stairs further is bedroom three with two double beds, 12-foot high ceiling, a large window opening to the interior patio, TV and VCR, and private bath.

Further down the hallway is the ultimate, master bedroom with a king-size bed. Floor-to-ceiling movable windows separate the bedroom to the upstairs patio. There is also a large window providing a view to the famous Los Arcos islands just off the shore of Puerto Vallarta. The master also contains a sitting area, large walk-in closet, and a bath that is also a jetted tub, steam, and a ten-side spigot shower. For those that are traditional, a normal showerhead is available. A telescope is provided to further enjoy the breathtaking views. These views include dolphins and whales playing in one of the largest bays on the continent.

You will NOT be DISAPPOINTED with Karaway or the Los Palmares facilities! Villa Karaway is part of the classy Los Palmares condominium complex. It was recently completed in late 1999. Everything is in tip top condition, including the large infinity pool, jacuzzi, kid's pool, and exercise room. There is also ample parking and 24-hour security. It is located just under six kilometers to the south of downtown Puerto Vallarta and is on the city bus route for easy transportation.

We have wireless high speed internet connection. So bring your laptop or use the computer provided at the Villa. We also have a phone for free, unlimited phone calls back to the US and Canada.

For Rental information and availability, please contact Wayne by phone or email. For more pictures and a floor plan, see the Villa Karaway web site listed below!

Guest book comments (we would put in more, but have a space limitation):

'What a breathtaking house surrounded by such a magnificent setting. I now have a concrete vision of what heaven might really look like when I close my eyes. I honestly don't think that it is possible to describe with mere words. From the lush, green hillside to the sun setting into the ocean...from Adela's unbelievable Mexican feast to the kind smiles and welcoming faces of everyone we encountered...It is truly a memory that we will carry with us forever.

'What a marvelous place to come and visit. We just don't want to go home. God's seam between land and water, and right in the middle is your beautiful casa.' -Guests, Denver, CO

'WOW!' - Austin TX

'If you don't love this - give up! You won't be happy in heaven!' - Chicago, IL

More Details

Property Manager
Wayne Harding
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Wayne Harding

Hello, our names are Karen and Wayne Harding and live in Denver Colorado. We have four wonderful adult children. We love to travel. Since we work hard, when we get away we want to spoiled and pampered. We purchased each of our properties with this in mind. A great place to relax, unwind and enjoy - in style!

Wayne Harding purchased this villa in 2000

Why Wayne Harding chose Puerto Vallarta

Villa Karaway is our crown jewel in our properties holdings. It is a expertly staffed villa right on a sandy beach. When we walked through the recently completed construction in 1999, we absolutely fell in love with the building, the location, the facilities and the views - wow! The views!

What makes this villa unique

Sit back and relax and let our gourmet chef (Elba) fix you wonderful local food and beverages. Our full time maid (Gloria) makes sure that your castle next to the sand and ocean is spotless. If you do wonder out of your palace, visit some fine restaurants, explore the rain forest, shop at the near by downtown area, surf, boat, fish, zip line, or relax in your own beach side infinity pool and watch the sun sink into the ocean. During winter you will also see plenty of sea life including whales - right from your porch!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Greetings to all who have stayed at Villa Karaway in Puerto Vallarta. Hopefully you have entered your comments into the guest book at Villa Karaway. If you would like to share any thoughts on this public web site, please feel free.

This is a PUBLIC guest book, so please only put down personal info that you want to share - such as full names and phone numbers. This information is not necessary.

We appreciate you staying with us and your help in promoting our small slice of heaven on earth!
Dec 2003
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Independencia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Guest - toilet , shower
    el Mar - toilet , shower
    el Nubes - toilet , shower , bidet , super large shower
    el Sol - toilet , shower
    el Ceilo - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • el Mar - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , twins can be one king
    el nubes - 1 king , 1 queen
    el Sol - 2 double
    el Ceilo - 1 king
  • Each bedroom is full en-suite and has a TV. Each bedroom is individually air conditioned.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We offer unlimited phone calls back to the States and Canada. There is high-speed wireless connectivity. We have a computer, but you are welcome to bring your own. Smoking only outside, please. Unlimited phone calls back to the US and Canada. Guests have their own private pool and full use of the Los Palmares resort.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Best villa value on Beach - less than $100/day per guest!
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
Northern Virginia

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Wayne, I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to write. Wanted to publicly thank you and your staff for making my 50th birthday in August 2006, the best vacation and birthday I have ever had. From the transportation to and from the airport; lunch waiting for us upon our arrival; beautiful flowers delivered; to assisting my daughter with dinner reservations at Vista Grill (my favorite) and the wonderful coconut birthday cake; to arranging for spa services at the villa; for keeping the house spotless; the incredible meals and margaritas by Elba, I thank you! My daughter and I talked about Villa Karaway so much that my husband wants to visit! Also, thank you to Enrique!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Amazing Place, Amazing Staff!

  • 5 of 5

I've been meaning to write a review on this place for a long time. I rented Wayne's place in September for my wife's birthday. It was a complete surprise to her and I coordinate a fun four days with 8 of our friends. Wayne did everything he could to accommodate us. He helped us decide on what to pick for food, gave us pointers on what restaurants to go to and which sights to see. The cooking from Elba was top notch, the food was fantastic . He even help coordinate a birthday to be there so we could truly celebrate her birthday. When we first arrived the beautiful views really stood out and made us feel like we were in paradise. The pictures on the site do not do it justice and the places is simply massive. I couldn't be happier with our experience and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it all worked out. We do everything possible to make all of our guests' stay an awesome experience. Hurry back and return to paradise. Cheers Wayne Harding
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Great choice, totally spoiled. Don't look any further.

  • 5 of 5

I am not sure what I can add to what has already been said. A beautiful, spacious property right on the ocean, very clean and well maintained, everything well organized for their guests. The staff is wonderful, Elba, the chef was excellent. It is far enough away from the city so that the Villa is very peaceful, a great vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning. Great People. Great Place.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. I want to start with two statements that will give context to this review:

We rely heavily on reviews and almost didn’t book based on the lack of reviews on this property at the time. We booked an additional week in December before we left for home

Suffice to say, Villa Karaway is the most underpromise/overdeliver rental we have ever come across. We got in, were promptly greeted at the airport and whisked to our destination. Street level is several floors up, we were buzzed into an outdoor lobby area. Expansive views welcomed us with a stunning, pristine beach below. You genuinely get the sense you are in a private home. We walked in and were speechless. There it is, pristine beach, private infinity pool amazing master bedroom. etc etc.

I had only been to Nuevo Vallarta, and never to this area south of town. Everyone warned us about rockiness and the flotsam and jetsam that washes up on the beaches here. Instead we are on a pristine beach, very nice sand with no rocks. Cool jungle hills behind us. There was even a lagoon like feature that made the water less wavy for the little ones. We were close enough to town to make it an easy, 10-12 minute taxi trip into the downtown

Property: Amazing with several comfortable bedrooms and an open air set up off the living room onto the infinity pool and beach. The large kitchen and dining room area are conducive to socializing. The Master Bedroom with its huge deck over the water was a sight to behold. Karaway is part of a very nice condo complex. The benefits are many. There is the 24/7 security and front desk personnel, the giant pool and hot tubs and the eatery on premise with ridiculously low prices. Which brings me to the service.

As part of your stay you get an in-house chef and cleaning service. Let’s start w the food. The chef cooks whichever 2 meals per day you choose and she is supremely talented. Chef, not cook. You tell her what you want and she goes and buys it, comes back w receipts and cooks up amazing fare. As a small sample, we had a Lobster dinner one night and tortilla soup and shrimp the next.. this along with the classic lunch fare and cooking the fish we caught ourselves was a highlight of our trip. The cleaning lady is a wonderful woman who discreetly keeps the place spotless and is there all day to take care of anything you need. Again, no extra cost.All simply amazing, cant wait for December

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Incredible Week! Can't wait to come back...

  • 5 of 5

Villa Karaway far exceeded our expectations. The week was perfect! Online photos, videos, and descriptions are great, but nothing compares the the colors and reality of this villa. The accommodations are exceptional - comfortable beds, extremely clean, personal pool, great furniture, location, and more.

We loved having a personal chef - she was unreal. If you've never experienced a vacation where someone personally cooks yours meals, this is a must! If you uttered a desire, "E***" would surprise you by making it happen the next day ("I've never tried Molé." Next day, "Try this.") E*** did all the shopping and cooking. We simply paid for the groceries, and the cost was extremely reasonable.

This property is perfect for watching the sunset. Excellent quiet beach immediately at the property. Some PV beaches can get a little rocky - not this one - perfect sand beach. Great snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming. The resort pool is great as well.

Easy and quick cab ride to the heart of PV.

Be sure to get out on the water - snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, etc. We loved our boat ride down the coast - especially the small village of Boca de Tomatlan.

My wife and I have traveled to Mexico many many times and this was far and away our favorite place. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS VILLA!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centennial, CO

Amazing stay at Villa Karaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to stay for vacation! The private infinity pool looking straight out into the ocean is breath taking. The ease of access to anywhere you want to go is very convenient. The staff is extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable which really helps you be able to just kick your feet up and relax.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Independencia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season
Nov 20 2016 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

NEW! Add all-inclusive with non-alcoholic drinks for just $35/day. Children under 5 - no charge!

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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Car: not necessary

Villa Karaway is on a sandy beach and is part of the Los Palmares condominiums. This complex is located just 6 km south of Puerto Vallarta on highway 200. It is in an area called Playa Punta Negra. Getting to town is easy via buses or taxis.


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