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Luxury Ocean View Villa in Gated Resort- Perfect for Families- Indulge yourself!

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Villa Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

A fantastic vacation experience awaits you. You can indulge yourself on one of the private villa decks and enjoy time with the rest of your party on the covered alfresco outdoor dining area that overlooks the resort lush open areas. Located in a beautiful and intimate private villa resort it is perfect place for families and couples alike. The villa is just steps away from the recently upgrade pool and the nearby sandy resort beach.

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

RESORT AMENITIES WITH PRIVACY: The resorts blends the best of both worlds, the seclusion of a sumptuousness villa and the services of a resort. The resorts 12 acres offers you uncrowded beach and resort (4) 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, restaurant, tennis, basketball, complimentary maid service and more. You will feel pamper from the beginning to end of your stay. Unlike other resort you will not be subject or asked to participate in a time share presentations. If you require more than one villa I am in charge of a private rental pool of other quality villas at the resort which are also listed here on this site.

The villa is recently updated in November, 2015. It has been freshen up with new interior furnishings, new patio furniture and new paint,. Also the resort itself was refreshed with a new pool directly in front of the villa and new hot tubs close by.

FAMILY FRIENDLY amenities include free wifi, children's Mickey Mouse pool, DVD player, BBQ, maid service, laundry facilities in the villa Although a car is not required for your convenience there is covered parking at the villa. Also you will find at the resort a affordable beachside restaurant, full-service spa and ocean-front health club.

Enjoy personal outdoor space, stunning views of the turquoise ocean and gardens. Relish your time on the roof top terrace that offers sweeping views of the bay and perfect for sun bathing, a drink at sunset at the bar or relaxing for with family and friends.

The spacious 3,000 square foot villa has amble space and large indoor and outdoor dining tables. The kitchen is equipped with premium modern equipment including coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Living room is spacious with ample seating. At the resort find both activity as you like or a laid back atmosphere. There is tennis, basketball, four pools (one just a few steps away from the villa), volleyball, ping pong and a putting green. Also available is a restaurant, spa and gym. Wifi, complimentary twice weekly maid, resort fees and all required fees are included in the rate.

LOCATION: In addition to nearby Bucerias the 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. Mega, a large grocery store is located in Bucerias. Here you will find a wide a clean comfortable store that offers you a wide assortment of fresh produce, deli and many of the products you find in the USA, Canada and Mexico. The airport is approximately 20 minutes away with a number of reasonable transportation options to the resort.

FOUR BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: The master bedroom suite is offering a modern comfortable experience. In addition to the the master bedroom king their are three other bedrooms. The second offers a king bed, a third offers another king bed that can be set up as two twins and the fourth on the ground floor offers two twin beds. There are four full bathrooms in the villa.

THE SANDY BEACH is close by making it a magnificent setting for adult and family gatherings. Enjoy walking though the gardens in the resort. For payments I am happy to accept credit cards

In addition to nearby Bucerias and La Cruz the Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz, and La Cruz Square. Playa Bucerias and Flamingos Golf Club are also within 6 mi (10 km).

The villa has it own distinctive qualities and elements, contemporary furnishings, and artwork. Within the villa find spacious rooms and plentiful windows brighten the interior. The floor plan integrate several areas for family and friends to gather, but also provide individual retreats to relax with your own thoughts. As you sit on your terrace overlooking the horizon, time stands still and seems even sweeter at Vallarta Gardens.

Spend the day catching some rays at Vallarta Gardens Resort and Spa - Luxury Villas's private beach, relaxing by one of the resort's 4 outdoor swimming pools, or pampering yourself at the full-service spa.

Uncomplicated yet compelling, Vallarta Gardens embodies the ideal of 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.

The stately whitewashed homes are a striking contrast to the rich natural colors of the grounds, while the wood and stone details blend well with the tropical surroundings. This architectural detail dates back over 2,000 years, reflects a strong Mexican tradition, and is admired for its beauty, utility and environment-friendly construction.

I am in charge of a private rental pool of other quality villas at the resort. Please check out my website listed here on HomeAway for more photos of the villa and resort along with additional area information.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Rick -note do not dial the 0 before the 1 below
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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October 20, 2016
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based on 40 traveler reviews

Luxury Ocean View Villa in Gated Resort- Perfect for Families- Indulge yourself!
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

“Perfect for a family vacation or reunion!”

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Vallarta Gardens. The complex is clean and family-friendly and our visit was grand.

On this trip, we had 9 family members -- ranging in age from 1 to 65 -- from 4 different states for a week-long holiday. There was plenty of room. With all the different levels -- including a roof deck with a sweeping view of the ocean -- everyone could have privacy or quiet if they needed it. We had the baby napping on one floor while the older kids played games on another floor and the adults relaxed and read books somewhere else. When we wanted to be together, the first floor great room was spacious enough for all of us to gather.

There are many pools on the property but the one near the restaurant was our favorite - it is next to a hot tub and beside the beach. The beach is clean, and there are two sections - one area is a bay with very calm water which is perfect for little ones to play. Some of the adults took the free kayaks out and enjoyed that very much.

The food at the restaurant is excellent. They serve breakfast and lunch. There are other restaurants within walking distance or a short cab ride away. There are two small grocery convenience stores near the entrance to the complex (easy walking distance) where you can get what you need for basic meals.

The staff is very helpful. One member of our family accidentally left his wallet in the restaurant. An hour later, a waitress arrived at our door with the wallet, with all the cash and credit cards intact.

We would recommend this villa to anyone looking for a large villa for a family vacation or reunion.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy you had a wonderful time at the villa and resort. We hope you return soon.
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This is a great vacation place.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great about Vallarta Gardens.

Getting all the specific information from Rick about the place and the booking process was very clear and easy.

Fernando is very professional and helpful. Everything was ready at our arrival.

He gave us an excellent recommendations for eating and beach swimming.

The resort is beautiful. The gardens, the pools, the beach, the view, ... and everything perfectly maintained.

The Villa was perfect for us.

The bedrooms were great, the living and dining rooms very functional, the patio and the terrace relaxing, and everything nicely decorated and well equipped.

It was a really good experience.

We already talked about Vallarta Gardens to the people we know that we have seen so far.

If someone ask us for a place to go in Puerto Vallarta we will not hesitate to tell them to contact Rick.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time from your busy schedule to share your experience. It is both valued and appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to recognize our team members, your feedback is very important, it is very motivating and appreciated. Thank you for mentioning our the beautiful resort and the gardens. It was pleasure to serve you during this visit and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time.
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A Wonderful Time!

  • 5 of 5

Our families had a wonderful time in Mexico. We were far enough away from all of the tourist places to enjoy the quiet but close enough to use the public transportation to easily get to places we wanted to visit. We could walk to many things. Loved the food at Tacos on the Street in La Cruz!!! Had a great time zip lining and snorkeling. We had a day trip to Puerto Vallarta.

The villa was a great size and the view from the top was fabulous. We appreciated having a washer/dryer. We spent many night up there playing cards. Our son slept up there for three nights-a little buggy at sunrise but enjoyed sleeping outside (loves to camp). We had a few small issues but got that taken care of each time promptly.

The staff were very friendly, and Martin, the security guard at the front gate, was WONDERFUL. He was able to answer all of our questions and arranged for taxis whenever we needed one. We used the pool a lot- location to villa was great. Even though all the villas seemed to be occupied the pool just next to the villa was never crowed and most of the time seemed like it was our own. Even the main beach-side pool there was always ample deck chairs available. And the walk to the beach was very short.

Many wonderful memories were made and many more to come. Thank you again Rick!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the villa and resort. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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The Villa was magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was magnificent! The grounds were fabulous, the pools terrific, the restaurant good, and handy, and so on and so on. Our family had a terrific time, rode the bus to Mega, Bucerias, and Saulita, ate out as they wanted, went zip-lining, and I enjoyed my books and living in such a beautiful park.

The Villa was extremely well equipped and easy to look after with the washer, dryer and dishwasher. The beds were great -- what else can I say!!

We all hope we can someday stay there again, but in the meantime we have a holiday to remember.

Thanks so much for your help and guidance!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful vacation and enjoy the resort and villa. We hope to host you again.
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Beautiful villa inside an amenity filled resort

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully designed and property with wonderful gardens throughout the resort., It is in a quiet part of a quiet town, 25 minutes drive north of Puerto Vallarta. We rented this villa and a larger five bedroom villa. This villa was recently updated and is very well decorated, too. The property was very clean and is well-maintained. Owners are friendly and helpful. Very spacious, loved the four full bathrooms helping make it ideal for families with young children. The Pools including the Mickey Mouse pool also is well designed for little ones. The pools are never crowed always ample chairs to choose from. The resort itself has really been updated. It is a short drive to either Bucerias and to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle; one could walk on the beach to either. The Marina is only 10 min away in La Cruz. We would stay here again.

Quibbles? Directions on using Internet ought to be clearer but we had that sorted out quickly. That should tell you how nice this is--the insignificance of the quibbles.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back.
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Perfect for Families

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this beautiful home! The place was clean and spacious. It was fantastic to have the pool right outside the door and we enjoyed sitting on the roof top deck in the evenings. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed the villa and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Resort Resturant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres

Just a short 10 min walk to La Cruz and the new Marine this is the perfect location to get away from it all, but be close enough to not only La Cruz but Bucerias and Puerto Vallarta that you can get out and experience it all. And just 20 minutes from the airport.


Rates & Availability

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec special
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 24 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 25 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 18 2017 - Mar 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2
Mar 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax & twice weekly maid service INCLUDED for seven night stay, Credit cards accepted-Gated & 24/7 security. All required resort fees and taxes are included in the rate. HomeAway and VRBO or their other sites fees are not include.. A cash damage deposit of $300 USD or $300 CAD or the equalivet Mexican peso's to the USD is required at checkin. This will be refunded when you check out if there is no damage.

Cancel more than 90 days in advance (in written and during a normal U.S. business day) and receive a refund less 10% of your total rental. Cancel more than 61 days through 90 days and receive a refund less 30% of your total rental. Within 60 days there is no refund. There is no refund for shorten or unexpected departures. For holiday time periods see your rental agreement for additional details as the period of cancellation is farther out.

For payments I prefer to accept your credit card via Pay Pal (no account required) which I offer at no additional charge to you. You can still opt to have the HomeAway protections if you like by using PayPal, one of the most trusted sites on the internet. IF you elect to pay via the HomeAway payment system and you are card is outside the USA there is an additional 1% fee due to there extra high charges for this service.

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 Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • High end appointments. Twice weekly maid service is included.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king , Full Bathroom
    King Bed - 2 king , Full Bathroom
    Queen - 1 queen , Being remodeled by Feb, 2015
    2 twins-Main Floor Can convert to a king - 2 twin/ single , Full Bathroom, twins can be made into a king
  • Contact me for more photos, information and floor plans and photo virtual tour of the villa. Or see my website by contacting me or the link found in the this website
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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