House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
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A luxurious, quiet piece of paradise!
We are home in Canada having thoroughly enjoyed Villa 35 in Vallarta Gardens in La Cruz for two weeks in February, 2019. We loved everything about the Villa, it was so spacious and extremely well equipped. The owners regularly use this Villa, too and it shows - all their homey touches are everywhere. We especially loved the covered patio off the kitchen with its teak dining table (candle light dinners), cozy outdoor furniture and gas grill. The grounds at Vallarta Gardens are stunning and the entire property is calm, sophisticated and very quiet. The rooftop terrace was amazing. Everything was perfect, thank you!
Jane I am delighted that you enjoyed the resort and the villa. I have found that the little touches that you discovered make a world of difference. Hope to host you again soon! Rick
What a beautiful place to vacation. This was our second time to visit La Cruz, but our first time at this resort. The resort itself is stunning. They are remodeling one of the pools but that didn't bother us since there are several others to choose from and our villa was away from the noise of the construction. I bet the new pool will be fabulous when it is done! Everyone that worked at the resort was helpful and always very friendly. We usually had the beach to ourselves and enjoyed watching the sea turtle swimming just off the shore. It's an easy walk into La Cruz to enjoy meals and the marina. Villa 48 was clean and a great fit for our family. The villa was in a perfect spot for our 2 1/2 yr old to enjoy the pool while being close to home for anything we might need. We are already planning on returning next year.
I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed the villa and resort. Yes the upgrades are nearly done and are just final touches. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year! Rick
Review for villa 48 at Vallarta Gardens
If you are looking for a peaceful experience this is the location for you. The property is quite, grounds meticulous, and staff accommodating. Our villa was even more beautiful then I expected it to be. Pool directly out the door, which was wonderful as we had a 2 year old and she needed her afternoon nap and we could still be at the pool with the older children while she took one. From the upper floors you had an ocean view not ground level. Ocean a very short walk. The property is gated so you felt very safe. We brought life jackets for all the children and was glad we did as I didn't see any even though we were under the impression there were ones on the grounds (likely if so there would have been a charge to use them.) Also we needed a crib, we were charged $8 a day. There is a bus system right outside the gate that gets you any where you need to go in a few minutes. The buses run constantly. Also the security at the gate will call you a taxi if not the adventurous sort as the condition of the buses varied a lot but I loved that! The Mega store is a 10 minute bus ride maybe 15 and everything you could need is there (the exception for us was dishwasher soap which apparently they sold out of at the holidays). We were able to finally get dishwasher soap from the villa connoisseur however our dishwasher did not work well so we ended up hand washing everything anyway. I would totally recommend this property and would give a 5 star had there not been a mix up with our reservation vacation when we first showed up giving us all a bit of a heart attack initially and the fact that our dryer and washer was on the brink and this was one of the reasons I was so pleased with this property as we planned to only take carry on luggage and we had a family of 7 so planned to do several loads of laundry and we never were able to do this. In fact the last day I spent several hours moving my laundry from one washer to the next as several washers on the property were down I would have rather spent my last several hours lounging at the pool rather than panicking that I was going to be loading my suitcase with soaking wet clothes. Restaurant on the property OK however we found many wonder restaurants in Bucerias. We walked the beach several times to the town of La Cruz, I recommend that. They have a fresh fish market daily and on Sundays a farms market.
I am delighted about you felt it was a five start stay other than the mix up at the start. The resort staff is sorry about the delay in getting you into the villa as they had to do some double checking as your dates did not match up to your request via this site. I am pleased that it was sorted out as soon as possible. The laundry has been fix and is working well now and sorry it did not while you where in town but am glad that we where able to give you access to a different machine at the resort. Thanks again and hope to see you back when we can earn a five star rating.
Wonderful resort & villa for a family vacation
We had a wonderful vacation at Vallarta Gardens. What can you say but location, location, location!! Steps from a lovely uncrowded pool and a short walk to the beach and the other pools. We barbecued fresh fish that we bought from the nearby La Cruz Marina, the price and the taste was incredible. The master bedroom was comfy and cozy and every bedroom having their own full bathroom was really great for everyone. Really enjoyed having coffee each morning on the roof top terrace with the views of the bay. It was so peaceful. We would definitely stay here again.
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the resort and the villa. I also like having coffee on the terrace. Look forward to hosting you again soon. Rick
No ocean view, too far from the beach and too many rules. No music, no food or drinks by the pool,
Beautiful property if you just want to be indoors. It’s at the Vallarta Gardens and not as advertised. Boring, too far from the beach and too many rules. NO BEACH FRONT, which is what sold us. Don’t be fooled by the pictures. No towels after 7pm and pool closes at 9pm even on Friday and Saturday. Almost impossible to get friends and family on the property for a day visit. The absolute worst property we have ever stayed at. The house, sorry Villa, actually a 3 story house was not very clean, dirty sheets, which we had to wash. We won’t be back.
Enrique, I believe you may have had a typo about enjoying only the inside as your email to me last week you said “The resort was beautiful, with green gardens.”
I am sorry for any confusion you may have had regarding the location of the villa as I always am forthright with my guests. You are correct this is not an ocean front villa. I apologize if you missed my listings top heading that states “Ocean View Villa” which is an accurate description of the villas location. Additionally, the photos and their descriptions accurately displays the villas inside/outside and location. (Descriptions displayed by HomeAway/VRBO by enlarging photos) The photo views of/from the villa (photos 6, 14) as well views of the bay from the terrace (photo 4, 5 & 19) all correctly show what can expected when you arrive. I have the maximum photos that HomeAway/VRBO allows (50) so guests can understand what they are reserving. The rental price also reflects that it is an ocean view versus a far more expensive oceanfront. It is only a short walk to the beach though the resort gardens and 50 steps to one of the four resort pools.
Of the four resort pools all but the one next to the villa offers food/drink service. The villa is 50 steps from this pool and guests can easily bring items or use the beachfront or other pools with food/drink service.
I am sorry you found the resort policies to be to restrictive for you. This is the first time I have had this type of comment. The policies of the resort do reflect a family friendly atmosphere and are designed for everyone's comfort and provide a good family experience. It is my hope that I convey this with the listing top heading stating that the villa is “for families” and in the listing itself, I talk about it being a family friendly resort. It is certainly not suited for those looking for a rowdy party experience.
Regarding the state of the cleanliness of your villa, I wish you had contacted either/both myself or Fernando the local property manager as we would have taken care of the situation immediately. Most people find the twice weekly maid service meets their needs.
Guests are welcome, but as a gated villa resort there is a simple procedure for guests to enter which is for the safety and security of everyone.
You can tell by my previous 60 reviews, I have dedicated myself to giving a five star experience and I am pleased to have an excellent 4.9 out of 5 stars from my previous guests.
I wish you the best. Rick
Awesome Beach, Resort and Villa
The vacation went by way to fast! We loved the house and would gladly stay there again. The girls first sounds were quiet screams of excitement as they walk through the front door and got glimpse of the place.(and these are adult girls we are talking about here!!) Needless to say we were impressed by the quality, the size and the decorating - all very nice. We really loved the new fabulous pool just outside the villa.
The grounds as they are, are amazing and well cared for and beautiful. Love walking though them each day. I cannot think of anything that we did not like about the house or the resort!
I am delighted you enjoyed the villa and resort. Hope to host you again. Rick
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 20/25 minutes from the airport.