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Beautiful Traditional Villa--Just Steps to Beach Fabulous View

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

FROM the moment you step through the door into Casa Vista de Yates, you will feel the warm welcome of Mexico. Walk onto the patio surrounded by beautiful gardens, and overlook the new La Cruz Marina, the sailboats, fishermen, and beautiful Banderas Bay. At night enjoy the sparkling lights of Puerto Vallarta.

OUR home is located in the small fishing village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, about 14 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, it is still close enough to enjoy the nightlife, sightseeing and fun of the city.

CASA Vista de Yates is a private, secure, 3 Bedroom completely furnished, traditional Mexican home for adults and families. It is beautifully appointed and suitable for the most discriminating guests. You can relax on the patio and swim in the blue tiled swimming pool, or walk 100 steps to the white sand beaches of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Casa Vista de Yates has tiled floors throughout and a complete kitchen with everything you might need to prepare gourmet meals. The water supply is equipped with a water purification and pressure system. Maid service is provided once a week with towels changed when needed.

On the first floor of the Casa is the large master bedroom with tiled bath, king size bed and patio overlooking the ocean and marina. Also there is a spacious second bedroom with queen-size bed, double bunk with twin on top, and half bath looking out over the gardens. All bedrooms include foam mattress toppers and luxury linens for your sleeping comfort. The living area includes a dining area and living room with a TV with DVD. Up the tiled staircase, you will find another comfortable sitting area. The second master bedroom has a king size bed and beautiful traditionally tiled bath with a deck and breathtaking view of the new La Cruz Marina and Bay of Banderas. The Casa is walled and gated for your privacy and security. IT IS A PERFECT PLACE TO RELAX.

HERE, along this mile stretch of beach, are several luxury homes - our Mexican paradise. It is easily accessible by the main highway to Punta de Mita. Dennis and Adam, at Gecko Rent a Car in Bucerias will pick you up at the airport and deliver you and your car to our doorstep. In La Cruz you can enjoy the ambiance of a small Mexican village with small shops, traditional taco stands, wonderful bakeries, but also first class restaurants such as Frascati's Italian Restaurant, Black Forest Restaurant, Masala, and the new La Cruz Yacht Club Restaurant, and our favorite for tacos -- Tacos on the Street. Other favorites are Philos Pizza, Ana Banana's, Huanacaxtle Cafe and even Subway is on the Plaza.

IF you do tire of the lazy days, we can easily arrange a variety of tours for you including: ATV Tour, Canopy Tour, Diving and Snorkeling Trips, Shopping, Swimming with the Dolphins, Fishing, Golfing and many more. The Puerto Vallarta area is alive with exciting things to do, day and night.

WHAT more could you ask for? Perhaps someone to prepare a meal or two occasionally. We can arrange a traditional Mexican chef to come to the Casa and prepare a delicious meal for you at a reasonable cost. Also we have a massage therapist available who will come to the Casa and spoil and relax you with a therapeutic massage. The above services can easily be arranged by calling our local Property Manager.


Keywords: Villa, Casa, House, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico, Value, Pool, Tropical, Marina, Relaxing, Vacation, Traditional Mexican, Bucerias, Market, View, Palm Trees,

More Details

Linda Higgins
Member since: 2008
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Linda Higgins

Your 'Home in La Cruz' owners are Charlie and Linda Higgins. We were born and raised in the Seattle, Washington area and have lived there our entire lives. We raised our family of 4 children in Seattle. We found on our numerous visits to Mexico that we loved the Puerto Vallarta area and we finally found our dream home in La Cruz. After our retirement, we bought Casa Vista de Yates so we could enjoy winters in the awesome Banderas Bay area and summers in beautiful Lake Chelan, WA, where we reside now.

Linda Higgins purchased this villa in 2008

Why Linda Higgins chose La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

As soon as we walked through the doors of Casa Vista de Yates, we loved it. We love the traditional mexican architecture and ambiance. Looking out from the deck area we were entranced by the activities at the marina and the gorgeous view of the Bay of Banderas. We just can't believe that we can get up every morning and have coffee overlooking that wonderful view. The friendliness and quaint feeling of the village of La Cruz further convinced us that we should be here. The village of La Cruz is small and welcoming, AND it has some awesome places to eat and listen to music. There are always things to do and another beach to discover here.

What makes this villa unique

Staying at our property you will enjoy being RELAXED and REFRESHED. The large pool is beautiful to look at and refreshing to be in. Our back yard is relaxing with beautiful tropical gardens and flowers. The view is one of the best in the world. The town of La Cruz is welcoming and friendly with lots of great restaurants and bars with music from around the world. The local fishermen sell their fresh fish daily in the marina. There are people from all around the world here who sail into the marina and enjoy the ambiance of La Cruz. There are fantastic beaches in every direction. If you love fishing, its the place to be with boats available to take you deep see fishing for marlin,tuna, sailfish, mahi-mahi and more just steps from our house. We love it here -- Can you tell???


La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Additional room -
  • Beautiful mexican tiled bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed sleeps 3
  • King size beds (2)Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Water Purification & Pressure System; Complete Laundry Facility for Guests, Beach Chairs/Umbrella; Housekeeper included once a week; Massage Therapist Available; Chef Available; All household amenities included -- ironing board/iron; blender; coffee maker; toaster; microwave;juicer ; hair dryer.


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Beautiful Traditional Villa--Just Steps to Beach Fabulous View
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Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in La Cruz. What a wonderful little place. The town itself still has that sweet Mexican village charm that is hard to find these days. The house is in such a great location with the marina right there to explore and two great beaches close by. We saw whales on several occasions just off the shore which was really fun. We were visiting with our 18 month old and loved having the pool and the walk-ability of this home. I wish we would have been able to explore a little more, but we ran out of time. There were a few things missing from the house that were stated to be provided so that was a little frustrating. (There wasn't a blow dryer and we couldn't locate an umbrella for the beach) It's too bad there weren't any left over herbs etc for cooking because we could have definitely used them! If you plan on using the kitchen make sure you take a look at what you need before you hit the store. We should have taken the time to do that since we did cook almost everyday. The neighbors were wonderful too. We would rent this house again in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karra. Thank you for your kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time at our Casa in La Cruz.I apologize that the umbrella and hair dryer were not there and I appreciate you letting me know about that. We will make sure that we get those immediately for our guests. Unless someone mentions it, I don’t realize that these things are missing( I guess our house cleaners missed it). We are also filling up our spice rack with some basic herbs and seasonings as sometimes people don’t fill these again when they use them up. Again we appreciate your comments and choosing our Casa. We strive to make our home comfortable and welcoming to all our guests!
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Great House and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Traditional Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Casa Vista de Yates and want to say that it was absolutely amazing. We were fortunate to be able to stay for 28 days in this lovely casa. It had everything we needed to prepare our own meals, a huge refrigerator and the beds were SO comfortable!! Having our own pool was perfect. We were in and around it everyday. A huge "thank you" to Claudia, the young woman who cleaned the casa each week. She was so sweet and did an amazing job...............and given the size of the casa was not an easy task! We enjoyed several restaurants in La Cruz and they did not disappoint - Glorieta's, Oso's, LaCruz Inn, Green Tomate, Little Hot Grill, Ramones and Falconi's. The farmers markets on Sundays are a must. There is one at the Marina and another at the town square. Both offer local foods, Mexican crafts and clothes.

Linda, thank you very much for all you did to make our trip so enjoyable. We loved your casa and felt very "at home" there.

Debby and Don Turner

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house with very convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Traditional Villa with convenient location to the beach and fish market. Our teens were sailing at the International Sailing Academy and the location of the house made it very easy to watch the sailing and check in on them. The house was clean, the beds comfortable and the pool was very refreshing.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa! Huge rooms and very clean.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a week. The house is beautiful, rooms are huge, clean pool, beautifully decorated. We encountered a few issues with the showers on both bathrooms. The bathroom upstairs was hard to regulate. The water was either too cold or boiling hot. We all had to use the shower downstairs but the shower hose came off/broke. I reported these issues to Theresa who sent a plumber the next morning to fix both showers. We were out of water a couple of times while taking a shower upstairs. The location of the this villa was okay but the beach close by was dirty when we visited it. There were lots of mosquitoes, but other than that the villa itself is georgeous. Theresa responded quickly to our concerns.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lupe, Thank you for taking time to comment on our Villa. We try our best to make sure everything is in perfect working order for our guests. We know how important it is for our guests. I am sorry you encountered some issues with the plumbing. I am glad that Teresa was able to resolve the issue quickly. So glad you enjoyed our beautiful Villa and the pool and yard. The location in La Cruz is perfect for a quiet visit and traditional Mexican experience. Sincerely, Linda
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  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time in this place. The house is just perfect! La Cruz de Huanacastle is a beautiful place, quiet and very closed to other different places like Punta Mita and Puerto Vallarta. Thanks for the fine attentions received by the administrator Teresa.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vallarta Adventures
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Barcelona Tapas
Las Marietas Islands
Los Muertos Pier
Sayulita Beach
Bahia de Banderas
Vallarta Adventures
Playa Mismaloya
Don Pedro's Restaurant & Bar
Le Kliff
Karen's Place
Tacos on the Street
Mark's Bar and Grill
Playa Yelapa
Casa Triskell
Destiladeras Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Vista de Yates
Nearest Point of Interest
Destiladedras Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
La Cruz Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
La Manzanilla Beach
Car: not necessary

Puerto Vallarta is alive with activities such as: Romantic evening cruises, Canopy Tours, ATV Tours, Swimming with the Dolphins and Seals; Boat trip to Las Caletas, Sightseeing trips to Historic Cities; Deep Sea Fishing; Spa Treatments.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $75 + Tax

Please contact owner for specials and one or two week rentals during the Christmas holiday. Note: All rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.