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Beautiful Oceanfront Villa, Full Staff, Private Pool, Chef

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Located along the upscale Conchas Chinas shoreline, just five minutes south of downtown, you will find one of the most talked about and unique waterfront estates Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Las Palapas, with its newly remodeled combination of Old and New World style, offer visitors a truly tropical getaway along the sunny Bay of Banderas coastline.

Behind Las Palapas' private walls are lush gardens, an abundance of tropical flowers, and cascading waterfalls. The villas' five spacious guestrooms have been tastefully decorated to provide all the necessities of home while each room greets its visitors with a spectacular view of the ocean…an absolutely perfect retreat for friends and family. Fall asleep each evening to the sounds of the sea kissing the shore, the gently swaying palms, and to the smell of fragrant flowers while cool evening breezes lap over you.

Las Palapas, with its' full time staff, provides its visitors the opportunity to completely unwind, relax and escape from the worries of the outside world. Treat yourself to this tropical paradise - escape to Las Palapas.

Casa de las Palapas features breathtaking views of the ocean and sunset, private pool, private beach, a full time staff including chef, a Suburban SUV with driver, American satellite television, DSL internet with Wi-Fi, and laundry services.

Keywords: Private, Luxury Villa, Beach, Oceanfront, Fully Staffed, Pool, Tropical

More Details

Irma Nelson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Irma Nelson

The Nelson Family is based in Colorado, and has been frequenting Puerto Vallarta for over 30 years.

Irma Nelson purchased this villa in 2002

What makes this villa unique

Casa de las Palapas features breathtaking views of the ocean and sunset, A full time staff including chef, a Suburban SUV with driver, private pool, private beach, English satellite television, DSL internet with Wi-Fi, and laundry services.


South Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 5
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , Pool/Office Area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Grand Palapa
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Located Terrace Level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located Terrace Level
  • Twin or Single Beds (4) are convertible to King-Size; Bedroom 5 has a Sofa Hide-a-Bed suitable for two children or one adult.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Oceanfront Villa, Full Staff, Private Pool, Chef
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Scotts Valley

So beautiful I cried when we walked in the front door

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at Casa de Las Palapas. We stayed with a group of five couples and the house was a first class retreat for all of us. One of the couples on in our group invited us to join them on their third trip to Las Palapas. When we arrived and walked into the main palapa, tears seriously came to my eyes, I couldn't believe the terraced tropical paradise would be ours for the week.

I''ve stayed in a variety of vacation homes in Mexico, the US, and Europe, and the staff at Las Palapas provided the highest level of service I've experienced. The house manager Rici worked with our group leader in advance of the trip to plan our catering, activities, and excursions. Rici and our group leader planned an evening salsa lesson in the main palapa and entertainment by a great mariachi band on the last night. Our entire group was consistently impressed by Maricela's cooking.

We liked the location of the house. It has beautiful views from every room and has a very tranquil atmosphere. It is close enough to town to run down to town via taxi or car quickly.

We would recommend Casa de Las Palapas to anyone looking for a Puerto Vallarta retreat with personalized service.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alicia ... Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you were not disappointed in the trip your organizer planned for you at Las Palapas. And, we are greatly pleased at your emotions at your arrival ... we feel the same. We hope you will return to Las Palapas soon.
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  • 5 of 5

I had my picturesque wedding at this incredible place. The staff was absolutely amazing. We were especially impressed with Ricardo or "Richie." He was literally always available and nothing short of amazing. His patience, kindness, attention to detail, and fun nature truly helped make our vacation one of the very best! We were constantly impressed. It was so wonderful waking up in the morning to have coffee and fresh fruit sitting out waiting for us to enjoy among gorgeous views from balcony.

The pictures truly do not do the house justice. There are amazing views from all over the house. The house is much bigger than it looks in the photos!! It is just a short walk to a sandy beach as well. We had a blast swimming in the ocean! There was nothing we could ask for to have a better place or time. Truly phenomenal!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your nuptials. We are delighted your wedding was everything you had hoped for. We appreciate your kind words regarding our staff and home.
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Exceptional private house

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa de las Palapas was beyond amazing. Maricela (the chef) cooked two meals a day for 9 of us, and it exceeded our expectations. She is an amazing cook. The house is huge and wonderful. We used every guest room available, but it's still so private. The new house manager, Ricardo is fantastic. He was just a phone call away and so helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Excellent vacation lodging choice

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa de las Palapas was truly amazing and exceeded our expectations. The vacation home is gorgeous and well maintained. The staff members were incredible. Manuel helped us with every aspect of our trip - he was able to set up numerous excursions which were fantastic. Maricela - the chef - cooked two meals a day for us, which were wonderful. We had a full house and used every guest room available - however it still felt very private and secluded. Overall - a great stay and highly recommended! We hope to return someday!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Your private resort

  • 5 of 5

Our group of families had a wonderful stay at Casa de Las Palapas. Staff is superb, especially Marisella who cooked us breakfast and dinner daily, to our menu selections, and graciously made accommodations for the children. The property was large and spacious with so many different outdoor areas each offering what has to be some of the most incredible views you can find in PV. The private pool was extra large and heated making for daily swims something we very much looked forward to. The beach was a 5 min walk (and one that you'd want to do holding your children's hands), but upon arrival you'd be awarded a wonderful secluded beach with chairs and umbrellas already set up (we just had to let the staff know 10 minutes ahead of time). All in all a wonderful vacation! Definitely recommend this Casa to anyone looking to treat themselves to ultimate luxury and pampering!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you stay with us again soon.
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San Diego, CA

Casa de las Palapas

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely perfect vacation solution.

From the very beginning, every aspect of the VRBO transaction was flawless, contact with the homeowner (Irma) was easy, the house was awesome, and the staff exceptional. The online description of the home was spot on and very nicely reflect the subdued elegance of the 5 master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Clean, comfortable, very reasonably priced given the on-beach location and outstanding staff. A final plus is the funicular. One of the guests had recently herniated a disc in his back and having this allowed full, complete access.

We would recommend Casa de Las Palapas to anyone, and would return again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words, we're so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you visit us again soon!
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Rates & Availability

South Zone Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Event Fee: $500.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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