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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

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 South Zone

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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South Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
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.


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Best villa value on Beach - less than $100/day per guest!
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Great home for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

High quality home, excellent materials and workmanship, this home will satisfy a family that is accustomed to living well. Its location is truly ideal, set back about twenty feet from the ocean waves with their endless lapping sound, this is a very beautiful home that I would highly recommend.

If we return to Puerto Vallarta, I doubt we would look at any other properties. We were perfectly happy here😀, parents, teen age children...

And being about an eight minute cab ride to town makes it so easy to go back and forth. The front desk staff are largely fluent in English, they order taxis for us within moments, and have been extremely helpful.

The ladies who take care of the home are caring and thorough, and Enrique who manages the property sorts out anything and everything that needs to be done.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad you and your group had a wonderful time. Hurry back to see us. We just installed a very high speed internet connection. Cheers Wayne & Karen Harding, Owners
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Villa Karaway is a great getaway

  • 5 of 5

The villa is welcoming, spotlessly clean, comfortable, and relaxing. We took our family to spend a week together and wanted it to be memorable. Our 4 teenage kids felt that it was the best vacation that they ever had. There was enough room that the 10 of us never felt crowded and enjoyed being together. The pool and the beach were wonderful. The infinity pool that you see in this picture was the best, and there is a larger pool as well. Our grandkids had two requirements - a pool and a beach. We got both.

Getting into old town was easy on the bus - for less than $0.50 US. We chose to use the bus rather than a taxi, but that is possible to get one. We went into town several times and enjoyed the tacos at a vendor Los Guides on Carranza St. Guacamole everyday and they had the best....well Elba makes great guacamole as well. AND the crapes for desert were a big hit with everyone. Listen to Elba the chef since she has the best advice and she is awesome. The cost of the food that she buys is VERY reasonable.

We also recommend to take a bus to the botanic gardens! You can get to the activities in Puerto Vallarta and still have the great quiet and seclusion of the villa. It is nothing like going to a big hotel that has crowds and less private. Take one of the surf boards at the villa or a kayak to play in the ocean - it is just feet from the villa without loosing your privacy.

We could not repeat the same experience in a place in the future, but we would consider returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and glad you had a wonderful time with family. Our goal is to exceed our guests' expectations and make their stay with us unforgettable. Please come back to visit us again! Wayne & Karen Harding, Owners
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Absolutely the most spoiled we’ve ever felt on vacation! Our family of 10 had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing. We’ve travelled to many other places together as a family. But here it was like we each had our own separate areas, not at all crowded and we didn’t even use all the space. It was our first time having a cook prepare our meals and now we are spoiled! Don’t know if we can top this one so we may be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was everything described and more.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The beach the infinity pool the rooms everything was above our expectations. The staff was so helpful. Both Elba and Gloria especially went above and beyond time and time again. Enrique was always available to clarify any questions or issues we had. When one of the people in our party was ill and could not make an ATV outing we had scheduled he arranged for it to be cancelled without any issue at all. When we first arrived he gave us a wonderful introduction to the property and really took the time to make sure we were completely comfortable. Gloria kept the rooms spic and span. And Elba well what can I say about Elba? Any question, reservation, Taxi, and especially the meals we had were just wonderful. She went to a lot of trouble getting information for us. We plan to return to Puerto Vallarta and can think of and could think of no other place to stay except Villa Karaway! :-) There were eight of us to take care of and everyone did a fabulous job.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dara - thank you and your group for staying with us. We pride ourselves in exceeding guest expectations. Hurry back to see us. Cheers Wayne
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Excellent property and location

  • 5 of 5

Plus Elba is an AMAZING cook. Thanks to our housekeeper too.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect respite on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Villa Karaway with six girlfriends. It was perfect. It's just as advertised. The infinity pool was fantastic and just steps from the beach. We would definitely go back on a girls' trip or with family.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! Please come back to see us. We are continuing to add little improvements here and there. Cheers - Wayne, Co-Owner
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.