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Not 'near' the beach. Not 'beach view'. We're ON the beach!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bed/2 bath Beachfront Vacation Rental Puerto Vallarta/Bucerias, Mexico

Casa dos Palmas is a true luxury beach house, with the Pacific Ocean as its front yard. This private home with its magnificent ocean views and quiet beach is 20 minutes North of the charm of Puerto Vallarta. Let Casa dos Palmas with its beauty and tranquility surround you. Fabulous sunrises and sunsets await.

Located directly on the beach, the ocean is calm and undertow free. Walk or jog along miles of spectacular beach. Visit and explore the quiet and friendly Mexican town of Bucerias.

This newly built, privately gated, fully-furnished villa has the attention to detail that can make your vacation an unforgettable experience. Its lush courtyard with tropical gardens and a beautiful swimming pool provides the perfect background to relax in.

During the day many activities are available within a short drive. Or, simply take advantage of the on-site kayaks or bikes to view the surrounding area.

Try your luck catching lunch or dinner -- surf casting with the poles provided.

Casa dos Palmas offers both sun and shade - take your pick. The gentle ocean breezes keep the temperature perfect.

Bring your snorkel gear, and try your luck at collecting your own fresh oysters which abound.

For golfing enthusiasts, it's just a question of which course to play today. The nearest golf course is just 5 minutes away.

Or relax, and just settle back with your favorite book -- and look up to see the sea birds plunging for their meal. You can also see the dolphins at play. And in the early months of the year, you can witness the gray whales, who use the Bay to give birth to their young.

After your day in paradise, casually walk the beach to one of the beach side restaurants in Bucerias for dinner.

In the evening, the rolling surf will lull you to sleep.

Casa dos Palmas is located in Bucerias, and is accessible via Mexican Highway 200 (a new four-lane highway), ten miles north of the Puerto Vallarta airport. Vibrant downtown Puerto Vallarta is just a 20-minute drive.

Located on site are two ocean kayaks, two mountain bikes, and surf-casting fishing gear. Want to wind down after a day in the sun? Enjoy the 46' HD LCD TV, with satellite feed. A large and varied DVD library exists, or bring a few that you haven't had time to watch at home.

The kitchen is fully stocked with all glass and tableware, cooking utensils, and assorted basic dry goods. An outdoor BBQ grill, facing the beach, allows charcoal grilling at sunset of your favorite meat or seafood.

Complimentary wireless Internet access provided. Bring your device, work 'til 10:00 am, turn on the Auto-reply, and hit the beach.

Deep-sea fishing charters can be arranged.

The English- and Spanish-speaking property manager is on call. Maid service is two times weekly.

A 50% down payment is required to secure the villa. The balance is due eight weeks prior to your arrival.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm. Check-out time is 11:00 am. Smoking is permitted outside.

More Details

Owner
Charlene & Gary
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

Amenities

Bucerías Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Wall mounted hairdryers and makeup mirrors are found in each bathroom. Hand soaps provided. All towels are changed two times weekly.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Can be reconfigured to 2 twin beds
  • The Master Bedroom is on the second floor, with a king sized bed. It has closets for hanging clothes, and three dresser drawer units as well, providing ample storage space to allow you to fully unpack and enjoy a peaceful stay. The Master has a beautiful balcony with chairs and a small table, to enjoy your morning coffee while watching the oyster divers in the ocean below. There is a private bath en suite, with shower and Jacuzzi tub. The guest bedroom is on the main floor, and is normally made up as a king bed. It can be reconfigured into two twin beds. There are closets, and a dresser unit for storage. This bedroom too has an adjoining bathroom, with shower. Both bedrooms have in-room safes for valuables. Both bedrooms have separate air conditioning units, as well as ceiling fans. All linens provided, and changed three times weekly.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking allowed outside only please! Complimentary DSL wireless internet access. 46 inch LCD HDTV, SKY Satellite TV. DVD Library. Enclosed 1 car garage, master bedroom balcony has panoramic views of the Bay of Banderas, 2 kayaks, 2 mountain bikes and surf casting fishing gear are on site. Beach Palapas, Pool. (2 other properties have access to the pool, but it is seldom used by others.) Lounge chairs provided. Private table and seating area for Casa dos Palmas' guests. English speaking property manager and greeter.

Reviews

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Not 'near' the beach. Not 'beach view'. We're ON the beach!
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews
Saskatoon
5

Lovely property great for kids!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place right from the moment we walked in. We were there only a minute before the kids were in the pool. The house is spacious and has everything you need. We especially liked that we were supplied with more than enough drinking water for our stay. The garage has plenty of water toys from a kayak, to blow up floaties for the pool. It is on a beautiful beach with gentle waves perfect for swimming.We're looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rachel: Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review. We’re happy you and your family enjoyed our property as much as we do, and we look forward to having you as guests again. Charlene & Gary Owners
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5

Many things in Mexico get over promised and under delivered. Not this place! Better than we hoped.

  • 5 of 5

Wish we could own a peace of awesomeness like this. But renting is the next best thing. Also. A great stocked kitchen we cooked lots and had all we needed. The BBQ coals were a bit of a challenge for us propane guys. Great time

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leighton: Thanks so much for taking the time to post your comments. We’re glad to hear that our attempts to make “a kitchen away from our kitchen” have worked out. The charcoal? You’ll get used to it in Mexico !! Thanks again. Charlene & Gary Owners
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5

Our Third Visit to Our Favorite Spot in Mexico

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent another 2 weeks at Casa dos Palmas this winter and have already booked our trip for 2018. The first time we arrived at the casa three years ago, we were amazed at the beautiful setting, lovely private beach & pool area and comfortable, well-equipped home. The property listing and photos provided an accurate representation of what we found when we first stepped on the grounds.

The property manager, Baldo and housekeeper, Feli take pride in their work, making sure that any concerns or questions are addressed in a timely manner and providing a thorough cleaning of the casa while we lounged on the patio!

From the property, we can walk the beach, or take a very reasonable cab ride into town where we have enjoyed wonderful food and drink, music & entertainment and shopping.

Casa dos Palmas owners, Charlene and Gary, have been easy to work with and have provided great customer service not only during the rental process, but continuing their property 5 star rating by making improvements and upgrades over the years.

Some of our favorite restaurants include, Culi's, Toscana Mia, Sandrina's, le Bistrot, Karen's, Mark's Bar and Grill, The Fat Boy Seafood and Como Como. We also enjoy visiting La Cruz and Sayulita.

Homemade yummy mini pies delivered to our door and fresh oysters on the beach are treats we look forward to every year.

During our previous month long stays, we've shared the casa with family and friends who love it as much as we do. We have recommended Bucerias and Casa dos Palmas as a wonderful vacation spot to many others.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lynn: Thanks very much for the kind words, and for being repeat guests! We have passed along your comments to our great staff, Baldo and Feli, who are always happy, as we are, to have satisfied customers. Your comments will be of great help to future guests – thanks again for taking the time to post. Charlene & Gary Owners
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3

Great Location, Maintenance and Cleaning not Up to Standard

  • 3 of 5

The booking part was fast and easy. The owner responded fast and friendly to every request. As is stated in the listing; the property is “right on the beach”. The location is on the far side of Bucerías, the property has 3 houses. “Casa dos Palmas” is located on the beach end.

The pool has an excellent size for one family staying in the house, if there are more guests in the other houses it might be too small. At the end of the property you have a door that opens to the beach which is wonderful, maybe the best sand and rock free I have experienced in the Bahia de Banderas zone. There aren’t many people in the sea so it is a very secluded and relaxed area. The sea is very calm and easy to swim in it.

The biggest issues for the house are its maintenance and cleaning. The house has several areas that are in need of work, and changes. Many lights were not working; the balcony on the main bedroom has furniture in very bad shape. During our stay the Sky satellite system was not working and one night we had to sleep in the hot weather with only a fan because the AC in the master bedroom broke down. The main appliances like the fridge and the stove are also in need of a major overhauling or change.

On the housekeeping/cleaning side things are also very bad, the house was not thoroughly clean, things like the coffee maker was disgustingly dirty, and the sheets on the master bedroom had suspicious spots as well as the bathroom curtains. When we tried to wash the sheets we found that a set of towels and sheets were left in the washer and dryer. That part of the experience was a big miss.

It was not a terrible stay but it had its issues, also if I were to share the facilities with other family staying in the other house it will not be a good experience. The place has a lot of plants and flowers in the outdoor areas, that might sounds nice, but they are not well kept and also they attract a lot of mosquitoes, so it is hard to keep off being bitten all day long. The main areas of the house (Living room, dining room and kitchen) do not have air conditioning.

As a final comment, there are many Iguanas that live in the property and the one besides it, you can see them walking around, crossing the patio or climbing to the trees and rooftops, if you like them that might be a plus (Like it was for me), but if you are afraid of them beware that you will have close encounters with really big animals that looks just like prehistoric creatures.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Former Guest: Thank you so much for this valuable information, which we have now taken steps to fully address, immediately following your departure. We regret that your experience was not as positive as so many of our repeat guests’ have been, and that we will not be seeing you in the future for more worldly guidance. Thanks again! Charlene & Gary Owners
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5

Amazing place and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing vacation for my husband and I and our two boys (19 & 15). It was the perfect place for a mix of activities and rest and relaxation. We were fortunate that there were no other renters so we had the whole place to ourselves. Baldo is truly one of the most amazing things about this rental property. He was so accomodating and helpful. We felt very luck to have had his services while we were there. He picked us up at airport, took us to grocery store, arranged some excursions for us, his sister cooked us a phenomenal meal, and he provided some trasportation for us to Sauyalita and Puerto Vallarta. We took an amazing snorkel trip to the hidden beach and around the islands. We also spent a day in Sauyalita, a surf town a little north, which was great. Neat little town with a surfers edge. We took the 20 minute walk down the beach for many of our meals. Some great restaurants. El Brujo, Marks, Mezzogiorno, Karens, Mar y Sol (our favorite) were awesome. Every meal we had was fabulous. The house itself was fantastic. Perfect for the four of us with older kids as the room with twin beds is downstairs. It was a little warm in the family room area, especially when the kitchen was in use, but the fans helped tremendously. We used the kayaks, pool, palapas, and beach almost everyday. Beautiful views, property, and Baldo!!! It doesn't get any better!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cathy S. & Guests: Our secret is out! Once again, our staff has made all the difference to our guests’ enjoyment of the casa. Thanks for the kind words, which we will pass along to Baldo. We hope to see you again soon. Charlene & Gary Owners
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Burnsville, MN
5

Best Trip to Mexico Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted a private vacation for our 3rd anniversary and we were very pleased with Casa Dos Palmas and all of the amenities of the property. We got lucky and no one else had rented the other units so we had the whole property to ourselves. What a nice change from hotels where we did not have to share the pool, beach, or any outdoor space with loud children, young partiers, or any of those people you meet at the resort who think you should hang out with them every day once you meet them. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool every day but one and had so much fun body surfing (well, sort of body surfing). The home is so clean and charming and really does have everything you need, right down to a variety of pool floats! Once I found the chair float, I would not give it up. We highly recommend this place to couples or families and will recommend to all of our friends and family. We are already talking about when to go back. It was even better then the pictures. We do recommend bringing your Pesos before you get there as we found some ATMs out of order and there will be fees each time you withdraw. Also, we recommend buying everything you need right away at the MEGA supermarket so you won't have to pay a taxi fare to go back. The taxi fares really add up and we would probably get a car next time. You can walk the beach to town when it is cool, but during the summer months some days can be too hot to walk 20 minutes at mid-day. We liked El Chivero for a beach restaurant and the Gringo Tacos at Yo Yo Mo's are a must and very inexpensive. The Mojitos at Eva's Brickhouse were also wonderful. Breakfast at StarBay hotel next door is extremely convenient, but if you go a few more doors down to Vista Vallarta, you will get juice and coffee included with your breakfast for even cheaper than the $5 at StarBay. We really liked the quaintness of Bucerias and found no need to go into Puerto Vallarta. The shopping was great! Leave lots of room in your suitcase for great Mexican serving dishes and art. Thank you so much Gary and Charlene for really taking care of your guests!

AJ & Dean

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
StarBay Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Playa Huanacaxtle
Car: not necessary

Casa dos Palmas is located in Bucerias, a quiet Mexican town located 15 miles North of Puerto Vallarta. One can pop into PV for all it has to offer, and then return to the solitude and charm of Bucerias. The villa is located directly on the beach (Playa Huanacaxtle), described in many guidebooks as 'the creamiest, longest beach in Puerto Vallarta'. Walking down 12 steps from the pool deck, you can stroll (or run) unimpeded for up to 6 miles to take in the breathtaking scenery that the Bay of Banderas has to offer.

Across the Bay is the beautiful Sierra mountain range, and beautiful sunsets await.

Casa dos Palmas' beach is literally a velvet carpet underfoot, both above and below the water's surface - unlike what many other properties in the PV area can offer. Another plus is the low wave action on our section of the beach - it offers no undertow, and is perfect for young children and for grandparents alike. Also, unlike other areas, there is little beach traffic. Join us!

Other Activities: Parasailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Doing Nothing

Golf: Enjoy golf? Paradise Village is ten minutes away, as is the Mayan Palace. Four Seasons is a 20-minute drive. Vista Vallarta (home of the PGA World Cup in December) is 20 minutes away. Marina Vallarta is a scant 15 minutes away.

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