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Special Offer! 6BR Hacienda, Steps to Beach, Heated Pool, Full Staff!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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South Zone Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12+)

Experience Mexico from your own private retreat. Situated next to the beautiful jungle preserves of Garza Blanca, steps from pristine sand beaches and minutes from the cosmopolitan city of Puerto Vallarta, Hacienda Elena offers the best of both worlds. Designed with colonial architecture and modern amenities, two private pools and multiple patios, surrounded by lush landscape and lounge spaces next to the Palo Maria River, Hacienda Elena is the ultimate in privacy, comfort and luxury.

Have your breakfast poolside and then wander down two short blocks to enjoy a few hours in the sand and surf on one of the nicest beaches in Banderas Bay. In the afternoon, head into old town Vallarta for a little lunch and a walk along the seaside promenade. In the evening have your private on-site staff prepare an intimate meal or an inviting dinner party in your elegant dining room or on your expansive patio while the sun sets over the Pacific. End the night with a plunge in your pool or a soak in your heated dipping pool. Drift off to sleep in your plush bedroom suite and in the morning, do it all over again.

Why choose Puerto Vallarta?

Puerto Vallarta is where verdant landscapes, access to world-renowned sand beaches, aquamarine waters, and proximity to the old-world charm and modern excitement join to create an authentic Mexican vacation for everyone.

What makes Hacienda Elena unique?

An exquisite private estate, Hacienda Elena is an indulgent oasis of peace, tranquility, and comfort. With an open, airy design and generous indoor and outdoor living spaces, luxurious bedroom suites and lavish pools, on-site staff and full service, it is a truly unforgettable vacation experience.


•6 bedrooms with en suite baths and soaking tubs

•Ocean, mountain, river, and jungle views

•Spacious, open living with multiple terraces and patios

•Enormous private pool and indulgent hot dipping pool

•On-site staff to prepare up to two meals each day included (guest pays for the food and drink). Rates are for up to 12 guests, additional guests are slightly extra, please inquire. Listed rates include check in, check out, all taxes and fees with entire villa cleaned & serviced 3 times weekly. Please add $100 a night for fully staffed & serviced option; rooms serviced 7 days a week and two meals daily cooked to order (you pay for the food you select, we do all shopping,cooking and cleaning).

•Traditional Mexican architecture

•Adjacent to the lush Garza Blanca Preserve

•Less than 10 minutes from Puerto Vallarta by car, taxi or bus

We pride ourselves on our exceptional properties, exacting standards and high caliber of guest service.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Robb Levinsky
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Robb Levinsky

A word from the Owner: The comments of previous guests speak for themselves better than anything we can say, please check them out on trip advisor and on VRBO

Robb Levinsky purchased this villa in 2008

Why Robb Levinsky chose Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is one of the finest resort destinations in the world. It has everything; weather, dining, nightlife, old-town charm, great people, beaches, outdoors, all with easy access from the US. The villa has complete privacy, a word away from noisy cookie cutter villas and hotels but close to everything with easy access (24 hour taxi service 1 block away).

What makes this villa unique

Hacienda Elena is our premier property. If you stay here you'll recieve exceptional personal service from our on-site staff in a lush and tranquil setting just 8 minutes from Old Vallarta.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Special Offer! 6BR Hacienda, Steps to Beach, Heated Pool, Full Staff!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Not what described in the presentation and the pictures of the property

  • 1 of 5

The house is a rustic, run down property.

It does not have open views, the river mentioned in the description is engulfed by the jungle and therefore unaccessible and the prestine beach pictured in the fotos belongs to a nearby hotel who only service it's guests.

We checked out 4 days earlier and got denied a refund of the unused days.

Overall a disappointing experience brought about from a false presentation of the property.

On a bright note Mexico is beautiful and the staff at the house truly nice. To be noted in the reviews the merit goes to the staff mainly.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First, we are sorry that Barbara did not enjoy her stay, the happiness of every guest is our #1 priority. As can be seen from our many positive reviews for years, most people love the villa, but you can't please everyone. Without wishing to debate the review of a guest, her main complaint expressed to us (also mentioned in the review) was that the Garza Blanca Beach resort refused her service. We are not connected with Garza Blanca and have never made any claims that our guests have use of their private beach club. The beach is public (as are all beaches in Mexico by federal law), and there are many other beaches very close by with food and beverage service if desired. Finally, we would like to note that we did offer this guest a generous credit, NOT because of any problem but because we want people to be happy. Her response was that unless she received a refund of her final four days, she would post a terrible review and her husband who is an attorney would take legal action (We have her email stating exactly this on file).. On the rare times someone has any problem, we are always willing to work with them, all we ask is they be reasonable.
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A wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure staying here. The staff was friendly and professional and the location was perfect. The natural surroundings made each morning a peaceful way to transition into a busy day of activities. The amenities made returning back in the evening something to look forward to. We will definitely stay here again on my next trip!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ian Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we loved having you and your family stay with us and hope to see you again this fall!!
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing trip! I have been to mexico several times and this trip jumped to the top of the list! We arrived at the house to be greeted by the help who had fresh salsa, guacamole and chips ready for us as well as margaritas and then we enjoyed one of our amazing dishes for dinner. The house was great! 6 couples in the group and we had plenty of space to enjoy each other. It was set up perfect for us. We had amazing breakfasts everyday and enjoyed fresh linens and towels as well. Each day we had fresh fruit available for us as well as guacamole and salsa. The service was absolutely wonderful! They were so friendly and happy all of the time. We really enjoyed having them at the house to help our stay be top notch! The house is close to the bus stop as well as taxi service into town. We seldom had to wait more than a few minutes. The process to rent the house was a breeze. Very well managed. Very pleased with our overall experience. Thank you so much for the wonderful care we received! We have been telling all of our friends and families about the amazing experience we had with this property! Home away from home..

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah we so appreciate your taking the time to comment and most important, that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for your kind words and your business, we'd love to have you visit again anytime
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5 Stars all the Way!

  • 5 of 5

Gosh where do I begin! We booked Hacienda Elena for 6 adults and 6 girls between the ages of 7 and 12, we knew it would be spacious enough, but we were blown away by the level of service! This villa has bedrooms that are grand, with a bathroom in every room it makes it very convenient for everyone especially at night. There was plenty of space for the kids to roam freely and having two pools (one is more like an over sized hot tub which can be heated at night to be a hot tub) was perfect when the big kids were over the little kids.

We cannot say enough about the staff, Victor, Miera, and Max catered to our every need. Miera cleaned our rooms every morning while we ate a delicious breakfast prepared by the amazing Max, served to us by the best house manager, Victor! Freshly squeezed orange juice every morning, freshly cut up fruit and coffee was just a side to our gourmet Mexican breakfasts. We had a beautiful Valentines day, thanks to Isela (our concierge), we were able to book a Mariachi band to serenade us with music during our cocktail hour right before our fabulous dinner of steak and lobster! The kids and adults enjoyed dancing and just being in awe of such a beautiful moment that we will not forget.

We miss our new friends, Victor, Miera, and Max they were the best part of the house-big thank you to them for spoiling us to the very last minute!

We honestly loved every moment of this vacation, thank you Hacienda Elena for helping us make such beautiful memories in Puerto Vallarta. Hasta Pronto!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful at your very kind words, thank you for taking the time to respond. Most important, we are glad you all had such a good time. We would love to see you again anytime :)
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I spent a week over new years

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I brougth our kids, grandkids and spouses. 14 adutlts and 3 small kids. (a few stayed at a nearby house for sleeping), It was wonderful. Comfortably handles 12 adults. Beautiful house in the middle of the jungle but right off the road too. The staff was fantastic. Friendly, attentive and did all they could to make us happy. Gourmet meals beautifully plated for 2 meals per day. We gave input on the menus and they did the rest and handled our dietary restrictions well. Nice large hot tub. Right on the bus line which ran every 15 min and took 15 min to get to Puerto Verrarta for 50 cents. 3 minute walk to the ocean. Fantastic challenging hike up the river and waterfalls 3 minute wlak away. We had a 2 year old, one year old and infant and it wasn't too hard to supervise around the pools.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and truly grateful for your business and especially for taking the time to write such a positive review. Our staff works really hard and they will be very touched by your kind words, thank you!!!
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I spent two weeks here in...

  • 5 of 5

I spent two weeks here in early December 2008. This is a charming, peaceful and beautiful property. It was a completely different experience from staying at a downtown hotel and yet only a 5 minute taxi ride into town. The property has had recent upgrades and is well maintained. I would recommend it to most adults....Not a whole lot for young children to do though.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Blanca Blue Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
carratera 200
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Blanca Blue Restaurant
Nearest Beach
110 Metres
Walk to beach
Car: recommended

Tucked between the Sierra Madres and the Pacific Ocean, Puerto Vallarta has something for everyone. From sandy beaches to dancing till dawn, from horseback riding to deep sea fishing, from the historic town center to glass and steel towers, Puerto Vallarta is a rare mix of relaxation and excitement.

Spend your days walking along Puerto Vallarta’s seawall promenade, zip-lining through the rain forest, swimming in your private pool or shopping in town. Enjoy evenings in one of the city’s world-class restaurants or having a private chef prepare your meal at home. Our majestic estate provides every amenity while our five-star planning and concierge services cater to your every want and need from restaurant recommendations to private yoga instruction for an unforgettable holiday in Puerto Vallarta.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off season
May 31 2016 - Nov 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
Xmas-New Year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
off season
May 31 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Pet Fee $300

Rates are for up to 12 guests, additional guests are slightly extra, please inquire. Listed rates include check in, check out, all taxes and fees with entire villa cleaned & serviced 3 times weekly. Please add $100 a night for fully staffed & serviced option; rooms serviced 7 days a week and two meals daily cooked to order (you pay for the food you select, we do all shopping,cooking and cleaning).

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South Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Lush Jungle views and adjacent dipping pool
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Private patio with panoramic view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , window seat ovelooking jungle
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , private patio overlooking tropical garden
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Incredible private estate 2 blocks from beach, on river, surrounded by mountains with sweeping views from city to ocean.

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