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Casa Perla overlooking the La Cruz Marina Oceanview-Private Pool

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms,6 full Bathrooms, sleeps 12

Casa Perla is a gem! Completely remodeled Spring 2013, professional pictures coming soon. Oceanview living on the Mexican Riviera's newest marina in La Cruz De Huanacaxtle. UNLIMITED FREE PHONE CALLS to anywhere in the world,. Internet, DSL High Speed. Private garage. Satellite TV (DVD players, movies), Gourmet Kitchen (side-by-side refrigerator, industrial stove and oven, garbage disposal, microwave, dishwasher), Private Pool, 3rd story palapa (table seating for 8, refrigerator, sink) overlooking the boat harbor. 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Washer and dryer.

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FISHING - Dorado, Marlin, and Yellow-Fin Tuna: The Puerto Vallarta fishing area is located on Mexico's open, central Pacific coast at about latitude 20 degrees north. Puerto Vallarta's offshore sport fishing water temperatures range from the low-70s in February-March, to the high-80s in August-September. During the summer-fall months of June-October and into November, the peak yellowfin tuna season brings tuna of all sizes, including huge fish pushing close to the 400-pound class, to Puerto Vallarta's outer waters. Closely following as water temperatures and sea conditions stabilize from about September onwards are peak seasons for dorado (also called mahi-mahi), black marlin, blue marlin, sailfish, and wahoo. Inshore fishing for jacks, snappers, and other species is always available, with a good midsummer roosterfish run during July-August, jack crevalle peaking during February-March, and the various pargo or snapper species. Excellent fishing much of the year--especially for really huge tuna and marlin. We can make reservations

BEACHES - the best in the Bay of Banderas: Unargueably, the best beaches in the Puerto Vallarta area are on the north shore - Destiladares, Manzanilla, Sayulita, Bucerias, and San Pancho (also called San Francisco). The beaches here are endless: you could easily walk along its medium-coarse beige sands from La Cruz all the way south to Nuevo Vallarta. The surf is gentle enough for swimming but also has body-surfable waves. The best beaches for surfing and boogie boarding are Destiladares and Sayulita.

La Cruz - charming fishing village: La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is home to the new 400-slip Marina Riviera Nayarit which includes world-class fishing charters - e.g. dorado (mahi mahi), huachingo (red snapper), sailfish, and marlin. 7 Golf Courses surround Casa Parota. Along with numerous fabulous restaurants, beach clubs, and sightseeing. La Cruz is located in the center of the newly-emerging North Bay area, which extends from Bucerias to Punta Mita (home of the Four Seasons Punta Mita), and beyond to Sayulita and San Francisco (also called San Pancho). 7 Golf Courses nearby - and more golf courses being added every year. Two more courses nearby coming online at the emerging Ritz Carlton located at the new Fonatur resort area between Punta de Mita and Sayulita.

More Details

Property Manager
Amy or Bill Welch
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Amy or Bill Welch

Mexico is wonderful - the first thing people ask is, 'Is it safe?' We have driven all through Mexico and have had wonderful experiences from Merida to San Miguel de Allende, the Copper Canyon, Guadalajara, Zacatecas, Oaxaca, and throughout the Puerto Vallarta region. Come experience the magic of Mexico - the food and people are fantastic and welcoming.

Why Amy or Bill Welch chose Nayarit

La Cruz has so much to offer - world class fishing for marlin, mahi, rooster fish, sailfish, and tuna. Then there's always restaurants, music and meeting great people!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Amy-

I just wanted to check in and let you know that I appreciate all you did for us. Lalo, Lupita, and Chef Paul were great. All the meals were delicious and they all have very gracious and kind personalities. Lalo helped out with driving taking us back to the airport and taking my wife and her girlfriend to the 4 Seasons for spa services. He checked in with us every AM to make sure we had what we needed. Lalo could not have been nicer--he has a good personality and represents you very well. We enjoyed the pool and swam every day which was nice.

Marla's Sportfishing was a mixed deal. The captain is one of the Osuna brothers. I dealt with Danny prior to our trip and he was good. I would not use them again but I have done a lot of sportfishing and my expectations might be different than others. Our captain was disorganized and lacked focus. He mostly talked to the first mate and ignored us. Again, I am used to boat captains that hustle up but he did not deliver in that way. No big deal as we still had fun and caught a few fish including some pompano that we ate the same night we caught them--very delicious.

So, I want you to know I think you are the best property manager I have ever worked with. You went above and beyond with all your recommendations and your prompt replies each time I contacted you could not have been faster. We would definitely use your services again!

Feb 2017
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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master-downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd Master-Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
  • 6 Bathrooms, beautifully equipped house. First rate. Upstairs second bedroom show is a private shower outside; toilet inside.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master-downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King - downstairs 2nd bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Master-upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
  • Perla has been completely remodeled, finished June 2013. New Master is upstairs, under a palapa with views of the ocean. Second Master is downstairs in Main House - California King - absolutely first-class gorgeous bedroom and bathroom; 2nd bedroom downstairs is a King bed. Two upstairs bedrooms away-from-it-all - one with queen bed, sitting room inside and outside, and kitchenette plus bathroom. Three new bedrooms upstairs off a new palapa overlooking the marina.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Once you enter the front doors, you can't believe the privacy and special enclosed areas to sit outside. The courtyards are amazing. Privacy, seclusion, a wonderful get-away. And all overlooking the new La Cruz Marina. Great fishing! The charter fishing boats, are located just steps away below Casa Perla. We can help you with charter fishing booking. We recommend the Osuna brothers' boats - Danny, Scotty, and Alonso.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Casa Perla overlooking the La Cruz Marina Oceanview-Private Pool
average rating of 4.4583335 based on 31 reviews
Santa Ana, CA

On a Scale of 1 to 10 it is 100!!!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW….. The house ……well as we have told everyone….on a scale from 1 to 10 it is a 100!!!! Thank you so much we had a wonderful time. Gaby was awesome and very helpful. We enjoyed every moment it was so relaxing. Thanks again for all your help & patience while planning this trip we look forward to doing this again. This time there will not be as many questions as we will now be “seasoned” travelers. Again thank you – you made our vacation very memorable. We want to try and make this a yearly “get away." Just a note, the guys fished Tues, Thurs, Sat and did wonderful. Tues – 40lb Dorado & 95 lb Sail Fish – this was a wonderful dinner, Thurs – 20 lb dorado & 350 lb black marlin, Sat – only one fish caught but took 5 hours to boat – 600 lb blue marlin. Unfortunately, they did not enter the tournament or would have taken 1st but they know for next year. So needless to say we had a wonderful trip – thanks again for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

La Casa Perla was everything we imagined and more! We had 11 of us staying at the house and never once felt like we were crammed. Some of the highlights included:

LALO: Literally could go on and on about how amazing he is! He dropped the van off prior to our arrival at the airport and continued to stop by and check in throughout each day. He set us up with the chef, the yoga instructor, and the massuese. He drove us any time we needed to go to the store, and even offered to go for us instead so we could enjoy the trip. He made restaurant and resort recommendations and was all around knowledgable about the area and any questions we had.

LUPITA: Again, such an amazing addition to the house. We had Lupita cook four breakfasts and three dinners and they were all amazing and so reasonably priced compared to eating out!! She would customize menus when we asked and there were always leftovers for lunch the next day!

THE POOL: The pool is definitely my favorite highlight of the house! It is beautiful and all the different levels were great. There's two wading areas, a swim up bar, and the hot tub is like something I've never seen!! The house was full of floaties and pool toys and there's even a bathroom right next to the pool that's accessible from outside so you don't have to worry about tracking water in the house. There's also paddle boards and life vests to use.

LOCATION: The house has a gorgeous view right over the marina. There's a back gate for easy access down to the marina or to the beach. The house is also a short drive to the cute down of Bucerias, where there's some great beach-front restaurants. A large grocery store, Mega (think of Walmart) was a close drive, and there were also tons of little corner stores in walking distance to the house.

THE HOUSE: The house itself is like something I've never seen before; straight out of a movie! You walk into a beautifully landscaped courtyard and there are four bedrooms and two living areas up the stairs. On the main floor of the house there is a huge gourmet kitchen, two more bedrooms, a large dining area, and the living room. I have to say though, by far my favorite area of the house was the outdoor dining area. All 11 of us were able to sit around the table together and the atmosphere was unbeatable. The house was cleaned every other day by the housekeepers and was very well maintained. You could really tell how much both the homeowners and Lalo care about the property.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review. amy
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Beautiful house with stunning views of the marina and bay

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazingly bh vacation @ Casa Perla. The house is huge and spread out so everyone felt like they had their own space. We were 4 couples and felt like we took up barely half the house. Lalo the house a manager is awesome!!!!! He came by every morning and helped us arrange our day, from setting up boat riders to actually driving us to Saulita and hanging out with us. LOVE HIM!!!!! Lupita is the most amazing cook! Every day she made us breakfast and everything she made was absolutely delicious! Eggs, chilaquiles,

pancakes, fresh muffins, fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice every day! And her dinners..... forget about it! Chili rellenos, fresh guacamole, fajitas, it goes on and on!!!!!! BEST. VACATION. EVER!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Pictures on the web do not reflect the actual home. Many things were not working including the master bedroom shower!! The pool was excellent. The beds were not really comfortable. TVS were not functional in most rooms. Kitchen was so so as far as cooking goes. The homes around this home are much nicer!! And better kept up. The landscape is marginal. Location so so!!! Lots of noise at night

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we're sorry that your experience was not better. Amy and Sabrina
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Casa Perla, The Perfect Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Casa Perla was the perfect get away for our group of 12. We were greeted by Lalo the property manager who checked in daily with us to insure everything was good. He helped us shop when needed and attended to some minor repairs as requested. His English is perfect which made for easy communications. He knew where to go and what to do - another icing on the cake. Speaking of food, Lupita was superb. Each day she prepared a delicious breakfast and returned later in the day for our dinner. Not only was her food superb, but getting to know her was a real treat. She is kind, caring and comforting. You add all these qualities to the home itself and you have a real winning combination. The home comfortably fit all twelve of us with room to spare. Each room had a king size bed and all the amenities needed. We loved the pool area and the proximity of the home to the fish market and great beaches. Another real plus was the close location to excellent restaurants like Osos and the Yacht Club. Walking on the beach was a real pleasure as was traveling on the buses to Punta Mita, Buciereas and PV. Thank you to Lars and Sabrina - your home was excellent and we enjoyed every minute of it.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review the home. Glad you had a good stay! Lars, Sabrina, Amy
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Saint Michael

Perfect Christmas Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Perla over the Christmas Holiday this year and it was fabulous! The house was beautifully decorated and was spacious enough for our entire group (9 adults, 4 teenagers and 2 kids)

Here is a list of our favorite things:

- Lalo: We LOVE him and wish we could take him on all of our vacations ;) The countless things he assisted us with were priceless, from groceries, water/ice, transportation, pharmacy/prescription assistance, house maintenance, and any/all recommendations. Seriously...he's the BEST

- The pool: The convenience of the house/pool set-up was perfect! Morning sun is the best, it's pretty shaded in the afternoon. The pool was heated nicely. In fact, maybe a bit too much(!) on one of the days so we contacted Lalo who called the pool-guy to come out promptly and the temperature was adjusted.

- 3rd floor balcony: Best sunrise views ever!! Each morning, this was our family meeting space for coffee, book reading and quiet talk.

- Swim-up bar and pool-side palapa: We ate out here almost every night! It perfectly accommodated our large group. The grill in the palapa didn't work, but we used the grill near the house frequently and it met our needs just fine. There is a fridge and blender that were well-used here!

- Well-equipped with everything!! TONS of towels. Fully equipped kitchen for all eating/serving/cooking. There are several small refrigerators throughout the house. Each room has a nice TV and AC. We used the washer/dryer almost daily.

Just a few tips:

• There is a large water dispenser in the kitchen for which we purchased garafons of water. We found that our group went through about 1 per day. These can be exchanged at the Oxxo near the highway and Lalo was able to help us with this.

• The fish market (right out the back of the house) has amazing fresh seafood every morning. Also ingredients to make your own salsa and guacamole.

• There is a shuttle (white van) that picks you up on the highway (just a few blocks from the house) and takes you to several stops along the road for about 10 pesos per person. We used this to visit the Bucerias market and for groceries at Mega. It comes by about every 15 minutes

• There is a small convenience store near the fish market (down from the house and turn right) where you can buy beer, soda, bread, toilet paper, etc. Not a big selection at at all, but very convenient.

• Mega has GREAT fresh salsa and guac in the deli dept.

Overall RECOMMENDED!! Was a great experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write Tammy. The tips are helpful, also. We are so glad you had a fabulous time at the house! Happy Holidays, amy
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 200 - turnoff toward La Cruz - Punta Mita
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended

THIS HOUSE ON GOOGLE EARTH. KEY-IN 'CRUZ DE HUANACAXTLE' - FIND MARINA. HOUSE OVERLOOKING THE MARINA 'CASA PERLA.' From airport PVR - north on Hwy 200 towards 'Tepic and Compostela.' At El Tizate-Punta Esmeralda, turn on Hwy to Punta de Mita.

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Other Activities: 7 Golf Courses - Punta Mita Four Seasons, just 20 minutes away. Deep Sea fishing with the Osuna brothers - Marla's Fishing - charter dock just below


Rates & Availability

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan thru April 2017
Jan 2 2017 - May 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
May-Dec 2017
May 2 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter-Spring 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

POOL and HOT TUB: The pool is expensive to heat from Dec 1 through April 1. Charge $75 USD per night or $500 for 7 nights.

Bonus Room to Sleep 1 child: add $50 USD per night to use this room.
HOUSEKEEPER 3 times per week, included in rates.

When Booking Holidays, we ask for 50% deposit to confirm, the balance of payment is 90- and 60-days prior to arrival.



PayPal or Wires accepted, add PayPal fee.

Jan 2 to May 1 at $550 per night
550 is 1-4; 600 5-6, 650 7-8; 700 9-10; 750 11-12

May 2-Dec 16 at $450 per night
450 is 1-4; 500 is 5-6; 550 is 7-8; 600 is 9-10; 650 is 11-12

Christmas-New Year
1-6 is 650; 7-8 700; 9-10 750; 11-12 800

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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