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Elegant Beachfront Villa, Private Pool in Villa Resort - Affordable Luxury!

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, sleeps 12-with a private pool & oceanfront - By P.V.

A remarkable vacation experience awaits you. Indulge yourself with private sun decks and personal outdoor space that includes your own private pool, large covered alfresco outdoor dining along with comfortable couches and lounge chairs. It is a perfect place for your families and friends to relax and enjoy each other company.

The resort is beautiful and was selected for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders did a photo shoot in 2016 for their annual calendar.

RESORT SERVICES WITH PRIVACY. Your experience here will blend the best of both worlds, the seclusion of a luxury villa and the services of a 12-acre intimate resort with just over 40 villas. Enjoy the uncrowded beach and the four resort pools (no need to rush to reserve a chair by the pool or beach) filled with ample deck chairs. You can also walk though the acres of gardens or enjoy the full spa, concierge, restaurant, tennis, basketball, complimentary daily maid service and more you will feel pamper from the beginning to end of your stay. Please take a moment to read the many happy reviews listed here. Unlike other resort you will not be subject or asked to participate in a time share presentations. If you have a larger party I am in charge of a private rental pool of other quality villas at the resort.

FAMILY FRIENDLY amenities include free wifi, DVD player, BBQ, tennis court, complementary daily maid and towel service, laundry facilities in the villa, and option baby sitting. Although a car is not required for your convenience there is garage at the villa. Also you will find at the resort a affordable beachside restaurant, full-service spa and ocean-front health club.

LOCATION: In addition to nearby Bucerias your villa is only a 10 minute walk to the La Cruz Marina and town which features a wonderful weekly open air market with friendly purveyors that offer quality local goods, freshly grown produce and baked goods. The airport is approximately 20 minutes away with a number of reasonable transportation options available for you to get to the resort. The rates are inclusive of all required fees except the HomeAway fees.There are no required extras fees. Please send me an email prior to requesting to book on this site. Credit cards are accepted.

In addition to the reasonable and tasty resort ocean front restaurant there are two restaurants(that deliver) and a modern mini-mart just outside of the resorts front gate. Also the resort offers a grocery shopping service.

Inside find sophisticated custom-designed interior furnishings and accessories that include a two large dining tables (one outdoor, one indoor and close to each other), spacious living room, 5 bedrooms (with a king bedded room one on the ground floor), a gourmet kitchen appointed with premium appliances. The expansive villa measures 5,500 square feet and seamlessly blends indoor, outdoor living.

Each bedroom suite is supremely comfortable offering a modern elegant experience, luxury bedding with the privacy and amenities of a luxury hotel. The sandy beach is just steps away making it a magnificent setting for adult and family gatherings. Enjoy walking though the gardens in the resort or take a short walk to town.

BEDROOMS: The master bedroom suite is supremely comfortable offering a modern elegant experience with a comfortable pillow top king bed, sitting area along with luxury bedding with the privacy and amenities of a luxury hotel. The beach is just steps away making it a magnificent setting for adult and family gatherings. Enjoy walking though the gardens within the resort or take a walk to the town.

In addition to the the master bedroom king their are four other bedrooms. The second bedroom located on the main floor offers you a king bed, One floor up you will find the rest of the bedrooms. The third bedroom offering you the comforts of a king (total of three kings) , the fourth two twin beds and the fifth bedroom offer two full/queen beds. Each of your bedrooms offers their own full private ensuite facilities as well as their own air conditioning control.

Full service ocean front spa and gym is available for your use. You will enjoy complementary daily maid and towel service. Please see my website (listed here on this page) with villa/resort video, plus 50 photos and virtual tours. Puerto Vallarta is 25 minutes.

Many quality and affordable restaurants are in the area -two right outside of the resort. Many family friendly. For your convenience Mega which is a large modern grocery store is just a few minute drive/taxi (approx. $8) away.

Please see my website link listed here for many more details and photos of the area, resort and villa. For translation of my website please go to the bottom of any page and select your language.

This is considered a safe area but to add to your comfort the villa is in a gated resort that provides you and your family with the security of 24 hour a day, seven days a week security.

You and your party are sure to enjoy the resort and its uncomplicated yet compelling setting. Vallarta Gardens private villa resort embodies the ideal of beachfront resort living. The Mexican Coastal style of architecture incorporated open spaces and outdoor living to take advantage of the nearly perfect climate of Banderas Bay.

If you have a larger party I am in charge of a private rental pool of other quality villas at the resort.

I look forward to hearing from you and hosting you.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We absolutely love it we had a great time thank you so much we saw your villa we like it more than we had thought we would. The pictures do not do it justice. I hope some day we can come back to yours!! Thanks again for everything.
Aug 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Elegant Beachfront Villa, Private Pool in Villa Resort - Affordable Luxury!
average rating of 4.931818 based on 46 reviews

Amazing family fun!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Vallarta Gardens! The villa was exactly as described (actually better in person) and was spotlessly clean. We loved that each bedroom had it's own bathroom, air conditioning controls and there was tons of room! The family loved using the both the private pool and the resort pool that was just steps away. The beach was as we had hoped and never crowed. We liked that the resort development and it is close to La Cruz (walking distance) towns but far enough away to be quiet and enjoyable. You really do not need a rental car, though we did have one. In just a few minutes you could get into Bucerias (or a 25 minute walk on beach), La Cruz (a 10 minute walk), Punta Mita and Sayulita for outings and meals. Or we were equally happy lounging by one of the many pools available on the resort or walking the lush gardens. I really like the spa and my husband took advantage of the workout room that was right on the ocean. Washer and dryer were a bonus!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful property!!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy you and your family enjoyed your stay at the villa and hope to welcome you back soon.
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Wonderful Villa and blown away by the views!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for renting us your wonderful Villa; we all had room to roam and then some!  Love how your villa is laid out and the décor; adult kids were blown away by the views and size of villa.  The kids have never stayed at a vacation rental so they loved the idea of having all the comforts of a home and going to the fish market for catch of the day; we cooked some amazing meals together!

We found traveling in this area very easy and toured La Cruz; Bucerias; Nuevo and of course Puerto Vallarta!  Taxi is a fair and set rate and we love seeing the local people rather than the tourist trap areas. Resort was a really great location to explore.

The resort was beautifully laid out; the walk ways with small cascading pools and hot tubs were really pretty.  The larger pools; restaurant area and beach was fantastic.


Resort is great and I love that that they are putting in some new beautiful areas.  Food at restaurant was good; we cooked ourselves for the most part or ate when touring around.

We would love to go back; views were amazing and your villa we cannot stop talking about! 

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place and villa

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place. Fantastic villa - open, well appointed, gorgeous view, great location, and resort staff better than the large high end resorts.

No need to rent a car as it is easy to get a driver, book a cab, or catch the local bus which stops right outside the resort. La Cruz is only a 10 minute walk.

Activities simple to arrange - we did atv's, horse riding, massage at the villa. Next time zip lining & fishing....counting down.

thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we are delighted you had such an enjoyable time on your vacation. Hope to host you again in the near future.
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Great spot and location

  • 5 of 5

Vallarta Gardens was absolutely perfect for the nine of us. Stunning views from the 2nd floor balcony of the beautifully landscaped pool area and beach. The Villa was extremely well appointed, and had everything we needed. Reservation process was flawless, and Miriam was extremely responsive to any questions we had.

We loved the location. Close to everything, but not in the middle of the craziness that we have experience in previous trips. Only a 10 minute walk to La Cruz. We loved the Sunday farmers market there. Restaurants in nearby Bucerias were our favorite, though it is hard to be Tacos on the Street in La Cruz.

It is a great spot, very family friendly and quite, at least until my kids hit the pool.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind note. I am bery pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. I hope we can host you in the near future.
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Beautiful villa and resort

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving week with our family of 12 and had a wonderful time. Our ages ranged from 4 to 72, and there was something for everyone. We could not have had a better time. Jesus and his team were always available to help us and make sure all our wants were fulfilled. Miriam outdid herself. And we all enjoyed the beachside restaurant and their delicious drinks. The pool was great with lots of water toys, and the ocean was right there with great views from the villa. We used boogie boards and a paddle boat. We would recommend this beautiful villa and resort.

Not only is the villa beautiful, it is staffed with exceptional people. Miriam made our stay so memorable. Thank you for the wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Villa. Resort Lacking.

  • 4 of 5

Bottom Line:

We recently stayed at Vallarta Gardens (name of the time-share complex where this unit is located) for a family vacation and had a good time. The facility is of a good quality, safe, and generally well-maintained, but it is lacking in several areas that are important to us. In the end, I wouldn't return. Not because it was a bad experience. Just not what we wanted.


45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta Airport. This is a HARD 45 minutes.

45-60 minutes from the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta

30-45 minutes to Sayulita.

It isn't exactly remote, but you're also not really close to anything. 20 minutes walk will get you to "downtown" La Cruz with a nice food and craft market on Sundays, some good restaurants, and a daily fish market. There are 3 full-service grocery stores within 10-20 minutes by car. Bucerias is about 10 minutes by car. There is a great roadside restaurant called Ramon's that is just outside the main gate and to the north. Definitely worth going there. There are also 2 OXXO convenience stores right outside the gate


You are NOT at a resort. Vallarta Gardens is LIKE a resort. I couldn't figure out how many units are on the property, but it's a lot. Maybe 150? There are pools, a restaurant that doesn't really try very hard, and some additional amenities. There are no programmed activities. Service is more upon request. The staff is friendly, but don't really engage with you unless required. The exception was the team at the gate. They were always very welcoming upon return and would say goodby when we left. They do have a spa, but it was closed for renovation during our visit.

Hot tubs were more like warm tubs and it was like taking a bath with strangers. Jets didn't work (we tried 2 different tubs). We told the staff, but that didn't seem to help. We gave up after trying for 2 days.


Terrible. Slow and spotty. There are 3 different networks, but the infrastructure is not very good. In the evening, it was practically non-existent.


Not very good. Rough sand and pretty rocky bottom close to shore. Don't plan on spending any time in the ocean/bay. They have some barriers to keep the water calm right in front of the complex but that only leads to really gross and slimy sediment a few feet from the shore. Outside the barrier, the bottom is much too rocky to really play around in.

Casa Karma (our specific unit AKA Villa 56/Presidential)

Really nice and spacious. High quality furnishings. Nice con

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Please accept my personal apology the disappointment you experience during your visit at Vallarta Gardens. I am sorry for any confusion of what this private villa resort would be. With only 70 villas, four pools and a garden atmosphere, the environment has been crafted to be more intimate, private and a relaxing get-away then the hustle and bustle of the mega resorts with thousands of people contending for pool and deck space. As you traveled over New Years which is the busiest week of the year I can only image that the traffic added to the usual drive time as normally the 14 miles from the airport to the resort is a 20-25 minute drive and the drive to the city to the Malecon is usually around 35 minutes. I hope that you had the time to take advantage of the in-villa spa offerings that the resort offered during the spa renovation. These services are currently being offered during the renovation at no additional cost to guests. The jetty’s do provide wonderful calm water which is great for swimming. I have not heard any mentioned or noticed in the past the sediment you mentioned. I will certainly check into this. I also find that just in front of the spa outside the jetty’s to be a comfortable place to play and swim that offers an overall comfortable bottom. I do thank you for sharing your observations and promise to have them used to maintain the focus on service and a quality product delivery. Thank You for the opportunity to host you and the provided feedback. Wishing you a Happy New Year and safe travels.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
9 Metres
Car: not necessary

The resort is located on a point offering you two beaches. One that is protected by two jetty's ensuring calm water, the other is fully open to the bay. Enjoy 12 acres that are full of gardens and water features. Located just a few minutes from a new large Mega grocery store. You can walk to La Cruz in 10 minutes and a modern mini-mart is just outside the resorts gates. Resort provides a shopping service for the cost of the food + $10. This is a gated community that is monitored 24 hours a day. My personal web site has a detailed map and 50+ recent photos. Click on location on my site to see a detailed map along with other information.

Golf: The resort offers discounts at a number of area golf courses. I have these listed on my private web site. Please contact me for details.


Rates & Availability

Bucerías Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan Special
Jan 5 2017 - Jan 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 28 2017 - Mar 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring break
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 3 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

All required resort Fees & daily maid/towel service INCLUDED-but not any HomeAway/VRBO fees. Credit cards accepted-Gated 24/7 security. New bookings only. You will need a credit card on check in for your room charge and for any damage you may caused. For christmas and New Year bookings final payment is due 90 days prior and all cancellation fees add 30 days to those fees.

**Read the rental agreement as your booking is solely governed by the conditions in the agreement including the cancellation policy which will applies to your rental.**

Credit cards accepted. WE PREFER PAYMENTS by PAYPAL. No account needed.
Rates above are for new bookings only and are not retroactive to prior bookings. When you agree to the rental agreement be sure to read it including the cancellation policy as the conditions in the rental agreement apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bucerías Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • Very high end appointments. Daily towel service included and hotel amenities included. Soap, shampoo and body cream are provided.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 450 Sq feet master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Queen/double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , King split converts to 2 twins
  • Each bedroom is it's own individual retreat and like it's own private hotel suite - each has a balcony and a full bathroom. Cable with large flat screen TV in each room and full control of the a/c by bedroom. There are two DVD players and apple I-pod players as well. There are two couches in the living room that are suitable for sleeping.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sailboat
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 20 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You are in a gated resort with 24 hour security. Be sure to read the rental contract as the conditions contained within it will govern your booking including the cancellation policy.

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