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Heather Pedersen

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, heather@drheather.com

Hacienda Alegre (official owner site), Beach Front, Groups, Pool, and Tennis

7 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 8 nights

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Overview

Bahía de Banderas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 9 Bedrooms, 9.5 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

HACIENDA ALEGRE

Hacienda Alegre is a large two acre estate in a gated community that has three houses and unobstructed, sweeping waterfront views. It is ideal for families, reunions, and business retreats (accommodates up to 18 people): there is a four bedroom main house, a three bedroom guest house, and a two bedroom pool house surrounded by two acres of lush gardens (very tranquil). Also enjoy your own private swimming pool and tennis court on this beach front property (legendary surfing right in front of house). Hacienda Alegre is in the gated community of Punta del Burro and is 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta and 5 minutes south of Punta Mita. This property offers a broader range of features, including:

*Wonderful staff-cook, housecleaner, groundskeepers, and conceierge

*Classic 180 degree vista of the Pacific Ocean and the mountain-rimmed Bay

*Ocean front, 30 steps down to the beach

*Best surfing beach this part of Mexico

*Large, lush, tropical gardens with fruit trees and exotic plants with private paths and places for meditation practices

*tennis court and large swimming pool

*amazing bird (jungle and ocean) watching and migrating whales in front of house

*Gated community security

THE EXPERIENCE:

Hacienda Alegre is a 2-acre nature experience with the main house overlooking the beach with sweeping, uninterrupted views east to Puerto Vallarta against a back drop of mountains around the horseshoe-shaped Bay of Banderas. To the west, you look along the rugged coastline towards the Pacific Ocean. Surfing is a daily delight. The sunsets (and cocktail hour) are magical from the large patio. During the winter and early spring, the bay is visited by whales, dolphins and other interesting sea characters. Every day, summer or winter, the lines of pelicans gliding above the ocean waves never cease to amaze.

All bedrooms and common areas have ceiling fans and/or air-conditioning; all bedrooms have decks/patios overlooking gardens and/or ocean views.

Main House Upper Level - large kitchen, living room, tv room/library, internet office

Bedroom 1: 1 king-size bed, bathroom with shower, deck overlooking the ocean and garden

Bedroom 2: 2 single beds, bathroom with shower, overlooking the ocean and garden

Main House Lower Level- 2 bed/2 bath apartment with mini-kitchen and dining area:

Bedroom 1: 1 king-size bed, bathroom with shower, patio with ocean and garden views

Bedroom 2: 1 double-size bed and 1 single bed, bathroom with shower, patio with ocean and garden views

Second House-casita with kitchen, dining and living area and outdoor barbecue area

Bedroom 1: 1 king-size bed, bathroom with shower, patio facing garden

Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3: Each with 2 single beds, shared bathroom with shower, patio with garden views

Pool House with a mini-kitchen area

Bedroom 1: 1 double-size bed and 1 twin bed, bathroom with shower, deck overlooking pool, tennis court, and garden

Bedroom 2: 2 single beds, bathroom with shower, deck overlooking pool, tennis court, and garden

Features & Amenities

Satelite TV, DVD player, CD player, Internet

Outdoor Features:

Direct beach access, swimming pool, 2 barbecue areas, private tennis court, ping pong table at pool area, and palapas in the gardens.

Staff & Services

Manager, 1 cook, 2 housekeepers, and 3 gardeners

Maximum 16 guests (including children/babies). We welcome non-smokers and no pets. We do not encourage bachelor groups and weddings. We try to keep Hacienda Alegre a relaxing nature retreat.

--Payment: 50% deposit at time of rental booking; the balance to be paid no later that 60 days prior to start of rental period.

--Cancellation policy: No refunds if rental booking is canceled less than 45 days before planned rental start date.

-- Security Deposit: Rental agent to hold US$1000 security deposit in case of damages on the property caused by renters. This deposit is returned by rental agent to renters after their stay.

-- Property manager can be contacted by phone or email to assist in arrival and departure arrangements and assistance in all other renters' needs.

Staff will take customer’s laundry off-site.

Rental car is recommended.

We are located:

40 minute north of the Puerto Vallarta Airport

20 minute north of Bucerias

10 minute north of Lu Cruz Huanacaxtle

5 minute south of Punta Mita

30 minute to Sayulita

Nearby activities: Surfing, sport fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, golfing, eco-tours, shopping and wonderful varieties of restaurants, etc.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Heather Pedersen (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, heather@drheather.com

About Heather Pedersen

As a married couple, one side is American and the other side is British which partly may explain why we have long had a eccentric thirst for discovering and experiencing exciting foreign places. We have been blessed with the opportunity to live in some of the most beautiful spots on this planet. We resided in Singapore for several decades and progressively built homes in Bali, Australia, Singapore and the United States. We also bought land in Myanmar (the old Burma), only to find out that we could never own land in this country.

Heather Pedersen purchased this house in 1989

Why Heather Pedersen chose Nayarit

In 1989, we visited an estate called Punta Del Burro, just 30 miles north of Puerta Vallarta. We walked to the highest point on the beach front which gave us a breathtaking 180 degree scan of Banderas Bay and promptly bought the lot, all 2 acres of it. A year later, we built our dream Mexican home and made a promise to ourselves that we have kept to this day -- we would retain it as a rare nature experience on the ocean, and our most frequent visitors -- exotic tropical birds and pelicans -- are pleased that we have.

What makes this house unique

If you like sports, there is a large menu: great surfing, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, tennis, table tennis, and beach volleyball.

If you like beaches, you just go down 30 steps and you are there. There is also a huge 2 mile long sandy beach just 4 minutes drive away.

If you like restaurant and bars, you have the towns of Punta del Mita, La Cruz, Bucerias, and Sayulita all within a 30 minutes drive.

If you like to just laze around, there are upteen sun decks and shaded retreats to enjoy in the large, lush, tropical gardens

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Hacienda Alegre (official owner site), Beach Front, Groups, Pool, and Tennis
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Amazing Oceanfront Property

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible vacation at Hacienda Alegre. The property is gorgeous and very large. We were 5 adults and 5 kids (10-16 years) and had extra bedrooms. The layout is great for multiple families or couples with enough room in the main house and fantastic terrace with the beautiful views for everyone to congregate together when they want and room for privacy otherwise. The pool and tennis court really made it feel like we had all of the amenities of a resort but with incredible privacy. The decor feels authentic, modern and comfortable. The gardens were lush and so well-maintained. We hired Mathilda to cook breakfast and dinner most days and we went out to dinner 2 nights. Mathilda's meals were delicious and there was a good variety. All of the staff were very attentive and very sweet. They really wanted to make sure we had a perfect stay. Greta, the manager of the property, was very helpful and kind as well. We loved hanging at the beach and 3 of the kids learned how to surf right there. Although there were surfers out in the water a few hundred yards up, we rarely saw anyone on the beach. It was July, so it was hot but most days there was a nice breeze in the morning and evening. There were a couple of still evenings but thankfully mosquitos were not a problem. We had a car and really enjoyed visiting Punta de Mita and Sayulita as well. We will be planning our next glorious vacation here soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Ynez, CA USA
5

Beautiful home and breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Hacienda Alegre and it far exceeded our expectations! We were a family of 10 and enjoyed all the options for accommodations allowing all to have a comfortable and pleasant stay. The location was amazing and enjoyed the beachfront area daily. The owners have thought out every detail as we had plenty of beach chairs, boogie boards and even some extra water shoes to enhance our time at the beach. The staff at the house was such a pleasure to interact with. Our rooms were meticulously cleaned daily, fresh towels always ready at the pool, and our chef Carlos kept us well fed from breakfast to dinner! We enjoyed spending time at the pool, playing ping pong and even hitting a few tennis balls. The beauty of the grounds was a delight around every corner or path that we took. We hope to return again and highly recommend Hacienda Alegre for your stay in the Punta del Burro area.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO
5

The Opportunity of A Lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Batey’s home in Mexico is like staying at a pampered, luxurious, over the top beautiful and incredibly relaxing hide-a-way. I have stayed there on many occasions as a couple with my husband Gary, as a sister on a sister trip, as a grandma with children and grandchildren, with girlfriends and even by myself as a way of getting away. The view from the patio is incredible and listening to the breaking waves provides such a wonderful backdrop for reading or sleeping! The bedrooms are peaceful and the grounds magnificent. The Batey’s are both artists with incredible and understated taste. In the past, there we have used several cooks or it is very easy to go to the punta mita restaurants which are 5 minutes away. The beach is ok, but there is a wonderful walking beach and stroll in the water beach 5 minutes away. My husband and I have traveled throughout the world and Hacienda Alegre is still our favorite retreat. If you have a chance, don't pass up the opportunity of a lifetime to stay at Hacienda Alegre!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golden, CO
5

Absolutely the best

  • 5 of 5

We rent a lot of vacation homes, but this experience was sheer delight. The owners, the staff including the manager here, the well maintained grounds, the lovely rooms, the view and the diversions could not have been better. Finally a truly relaxing vacation. There is no point in leaving the hacienda. We also made a brilliant decision by hiring Carlos the chef full-time for the week, as he spoiled us silly with his creations and perfect service. (Contact the owners or me for his contact info.) Yes, it's hot in July but we had a terrific time.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So good you'll want to return, and we have, several times!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I have stayed here 4 different times, sometimes it's just us and other times we've brought friends to enjoy the amazing home, gardens, sunsets, beach walks, etc....

Set off the main road down a cobblestone drive, once you enter through the gated neighborhood the drive to Hacienda Alegre passes beautiful homes and stunning flowers and plants along the road. It feels very safe and well cared for.

The grounds of this home are full of nooks and crannies where you can wander, sit and read a book, meditate or just enjoy the different plants and flowers.

The main house is great for entertaining a group or just lazing about. You'll find yourself hanging on the main back deck overlooking the ocean...big dining tables, lots of seating, spectacular views.

Stairs lead down to the secluded beach where you can enjoy a beautiful walk, surf, or just float in the waves. Water shoes are advised.

Below the main house is a sleeping space with 2 bedrooms and it's own kitchen and patio so privacy for individual couples or families is no problem.

Similarly, a separate guest house is completely functioning for a family or a few friends with 2 more bedrooms, kitchen, living room, patio etc....

The pool is beautiful, clean, lots of chairs, lounges, towels, ping pong table, supplied by the owner. An additional 2 rooms out by the pool, but we have never needed to stay in these...they are simple and clean. Just walking the short distance from the main house to the pool is a pleasure as the grounds are planted like a tropical wonderland! Tennis court is in mint condition! The kids will LOVE this space!

The staff is wonderful. Their english is not great but we have never had any issues understanding each other. The manager of the property who is regularly available speaks great english. The cook will make whatever you ask for, but specializes in traditional Mexican dishes with out-of-this-world sauces!

The owners were easy to deal with!

Renting a car is a good idea but not necessary. Heading into Bucerias or Saulita for lunch or dinner is a fun outing from the house (if you ever want to leave!). The Mega grocery store or WalMart are an easy 20 minute drive so you can stock up on supplies.

This feels old school Mexico in an updated and luxurious environment. This is not the touristy hotel filled environment of much of Mexico. You can relax, enjoy friends and family, nature and the most unbelievable stars off the deck you have ever seen!

Bring limes!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA, US
5

Hacienda Alegre--heaven on earth!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I went to Hacienda Alegre for 2 weeks in February. The website description and photos, as beautiful as they are, do not even do the property justice. It is the most beautiful place I have ever been, and I've been to many wonderful places. If you have a chance to go there, you will never regret, and will always cherish, the experience. I was there for 2 weeks--the first with 2 families consisting of grandparents (in their 60s), parents (in their 30s and 40s) and children from ages 2 to 14. There were a million things to do that were fun for all ages. We mainly stayed at the property except for short excursions to Punta Mita and surrounds, PV, and the most beautiful swimming beach about a mile away. Activities on the property included paddleboarding, swimming, tennis, lots of eating (the staff was incredible), and lots of relaxing. After a week, the younger group left and 4 couples arrived. It was more of the wonderful same except we added in several rounds of golf (lots of really nice, nearby courses). The property is so beautiful, so well maintained, so clean and friendly, the surrounds so interesting, the entire group to a person could not imagine a better vacation. It is a 5 star plus experience. Go!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bahía de Banderas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May to November
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
6 night minimum stay
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
Flat fee
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
8 night minimum stay
$3,250
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Rates include daily housekeeping and managerial service. There is an extra 2,000 peso/daily (around $110 US) for cooking servies (3 meals a day).

50% of deposit due at time of booking. The remainder of deposit due 60 days prior to stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Bahía de Banderas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Tennis Court, pool, 200 feet of ocean frontage, game room, 2 acres lush tropical gardens, Main House, Casita, Pool house

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