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Beautiful Villa with Pool, Garden, Waterfall & Jacuzzi

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Sleeping Lounge, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

Casa la Kasbah is located in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a quaint village in the state of Nayarit and just 20 minutes to the north of the airport in Puerto Vallarta.

Visit the local market for your produce and fresh seafood, stroll through the town to take in the scents and watch the locals as they tend to their daily tasks.

This single-level Moroccan-style home offers the perfect environment for snowbirds looking for an alternate vacation style and enjoy a true piece of paradise. It is located in a typical neighborhood just 1 block from the new Marina La Cruz where endless activities await.

Casa la Kasbah is spacious and tastefully decorated with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. All of the living areas open onto a 6,000-square-feet lush grassy lawn with terraces, a large free-form multi-level swimming pool and a natural stone waterfall. The patio off the kitchen has a beautiful Cantera fountain and a large Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom.

Kitchen has everything you'll need! appliances, dishes, bake ware, linens.

Beyond the kitchen, you will also find a washer and dryer area as well as your own pantry.

The town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle boasts everything from funky spots where you can enjoy all types of music to a number of fabulous world-class restaurants. Punta de Mita with the Four Seasons resort and world class golf course are just 10 minutes away by car and Sayulita, the well known surfing village is just a 15 minute drive. Shop with locals at the Wednesday market for your fresh veggies, pad into town daily to pick up fresh tortillas, dine on superb street food or elegant cuisine, stroll the marina malecon with locals & vacationers alike, partake in the seemingly-constant local celebrations & festivals in the plaza, become a part of the energetic la Cruz music scene at night! Of course there is always the choice of just staying at home; indeed that is exactly what many of our guests choose to do!

Keywords: Gorgeous one-level house with swimming pool, jacuzzi, large manicured garden, waterfall, disabled-access, pet friendly

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017

About Rick

La Cruz has been our second home for many years and we love spending weekends here when we do not have guests. We spend hours in the pool or the stone waterfall at night looking at the stars, or just take a steamy hot jacuzzi after a whole day at the beach.

We love animals and adore all of our cats. This is a pet friendly home if you want to bring your little companions.

Rick purchased this house in 2006

Why Rick chose Nayarit

La Cruz is still considered a small Mexican village and it oozes charm and culture. Casa La Kasbah is situated just one block to the marina and its boardwalk, 3 minutes walk to the beach and yacht club, a 15 minute drive to Sayulita and Punta Mita, 25 minutes to the Vallarta airport and a 30-minute drive to downtown Puerto Vallarta.

What makes this house unique

The location is ideal, this quaint fishing village is tranquil yet interesting and strolling the cobblestone streets, buying fresh seafood from the fishermen as well as local produce will give you a taste of life in the slow lane.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time ! The house and the location have been fantastic. Thank you for being so accomodating and helpful everytime we needed something. that made a big difference in our trip. We loved everything, and especially the swimming pool, the waterfall and the jacuzzi. We spent most of our days basking in the sun and walking along the marina. Great location as well, and thanks for recommending all the restaurants. see you next year !!
Apr 2010
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Villa with Pool, Garden, Waterfall & Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 22 reviews
Lethbridge, ALberta

Relaxing Oasis in the Midst of LaCruz

  • 5 of 5

Spent a quick week at Casa Kasbah, the property was everything it appeared to be in the VRBO add. The yard is a relaxing Oasis, and the only sounds you hear are the beautiful birds chirping away.

The House was exceptional, and no issue's or concerns. The owners were very timely in responding to any queries we had, and we were very surprised at how much there is going on in LaCruz, all within 5-10 minute walks from the House.

If you want to experience LaCruz, we would highly recommend this property, whether you want to relax in quiet solitude in your own Yard, or take advantage of the LaCruz night life, it's all there.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kasabah La Cruz November 16-19th

  • 4 of 5

We were staying here for a few days before we headed out on the rest of our vacation. Overall it was a very nice experience. The house is family friendly rustic but could use some updates. It is well maintained. We were traveling as a family. My wife(she is from Guanajuato, Moreleon), step daughter, son in law and grandson. The location is excellent. You can walk to everywhere in la Cruz in no more than 10 minutes(we have our Chicago city walk). We were able to get around without a vehicle. The property was clean and was what it looked like in the pictures. I have to admit when you first pull up, which is also a plus, the outside does not give away what is behind the locked doors. Once you open the doors it is a very nice house. The living room, kitchen and den are a very large open area. There are 2 bedrooms, One master with a Jacuzzi and one normal bedroom. I have to admit, the beds are a little small, I am 6'2". The plumbing is also a little slow and needs to be upgraded. The kitchen has an excellent charm. Old school and well maintained. The grounds are beautiful. The first night we were there it was a little warm if you weren't in the room in with the air conditioning unit. I definitely think both bedrooms need an AC and oscillating fans. Only the master has one. They have ceiling fans but the nights we were there no breeze was noticeable. The shower in the master bedroom was hand held. It was inconvenient but not a deal breaker. Our first day we wanted to go to Sauyilta, one of our favorite spots. I t was easy to walk down the street and grab a cab for the short ride. It was a great day. That night, when we returned, we enjoyed the beautiful yard and pool area while listening to music and relaxing. The second day we decided to spend all day at the house. There is a beautiful pool in the backyard. The poolguy came that day to clean the pool and we used it all day. We set up the grill, went to the fish market at the marina for shrimp, hit the carniceria for pollo and grabbed fresh totrillas. We grilled all day and played in the pool. Our whole family loved it. It was one of the best vacation days we have had as a family and we travel all over the world together. La Cruz is a beautiful town and we would definitely stay here again. We loved it so much we wanted to purchase the house and complete some of the upgrades. All in all i would definitely rent this property again. The owners were awesome and accommodating. Gracias Regis and Nicole.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, Georgia

All good, great vacation

  • 5 of 5

I really liked the proximity to Destiladeras, Sayulita and Punta Mita. Getting on a bus or a taxi is safe, easy and very affordable; the beach and the road to Punta Mita & Puerto Vallarta are 3 minutes’ walking distance, this was very convenient for me. The house is beautiful, very well maintained, the neighborhood is nice and green, the village is charming, people are nice and helpful and your prices are good. I will come back next year. Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monterrey, Mex

One very nice weekend near Punta Mita

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to our nice hosts, you are very professionnal, you made our stay very especial.I think your pictures don’t do justice to your house, you should put better ones and one video. We will come back, the house is very nice, we love the Jacuzzi, thank you for arranging our requests.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome Al, thank you for sharing your opinion, it was a pleasure having you at Casa La Kasbah. We will improve our pictures and work on a little video, great idea. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon !
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Portland, Oregon

Gorgeous villa in la cruz

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, we loved the comfortable living room, the bedroom that overlooks the pool, the garden with birds and fruit trees, the waterfall, outdoor breakfasts and the walks to the marina. We wish we had stayed more than a week. Great weather, no rain, perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just OK

  • 3 of 5

The pool was very very nice and cool but the waterfall advertised was not working and neither was the cantera fountain :( Gardens very pretty. House was just ok. I did not like the fact that it does not state anywhere in this page that the air conditioner is an extra 8 dollars per day and only in the master bedroom. There is no other air conditioning available in the house and if you are planning to travel in the summer the weather is very, very hot so it is not possible to be anywhere in the house because it is too hot and the ceiling fans are just not enough. Kitchen was kind of shabby. The cooking utensils are kind of old and I felt like if things weren´t clean. The toilet was leaking and would always flood the bathroom. The shower would also leak and would flood everything when you took a shower. I arrived and had to wash all the towels because they were dirty and smelled bad. I must admit the house was a little of a disappointment from what I had expected. As soon as I arrived the owner called me everyday to get his money for the A/C but didn´t fix anything that didn´t work. I did not appreciate that. All in all great pool, lovely garden, house just OK, weather extremely HOT in the summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear anonymous reviewer, we very much appreciate and value constructive criticism and are happy to respond to your review: 1. Indeed we found that the little fountain pump was broken. It has now been replaced but we have removed this feature from our property profile to avoid disappointments for our guests in the future, should this problem occur again 2. The waterfall is our favorite place in the house and it works very well; we have checked it before your arrival and after reception of your kind review. The instructions on how to press the “On Button” are in your Welcome Book that was sent by email prior to arrival, and also in your checkin guide provided by We want to ensure that our guests find all the information they need at all times, this is why we also place a printed copy of our Welcome Book on the dining table 3. If you are still willing to contribute, we would love it if you could let us know what you mean by “the house was just ok”. 4. Regarding the AC: the person who signed your rental agreement - a very respectable and educated woman - knows there is a small symbolic fee during the summer (8 USD per day) and was very kind to settle it during your stay, which is normally done upon booking, 15 days prior to checkin. As far as the weather, this is not something we have control over unfortunately. 5. Shabby kitchen: we again sincerely apologise for not meeting your standards. We have changed a couple of forks and spoons that were not spotless and given special instructions to our caretaker on this matter. 6. We do apologise for the toilet flood. The mechanism broke during your stay and we offered to send the plumber immediately, which was cordially declined by the lady who signed your agreement. 7. The shower would leak: we found the shower head on the floor after your departure and we put it back. We couldn’t find any leak in the shower. 8. The towels were dirty: all towels were inspected by our caretaker and ourselves prior to your arrival, we again apologize for the inconvenience caused Again we very much value your comments and thank you again for your kind visit, preference and review.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Holidays 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer - Fall 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 3 2018
6 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Apr 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 includes jacuzzi / jet tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Lounge - 1 queen , convertible oriental lounge
  • 3 Queen size Beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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