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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 KING MASTERS exclusive neighborhood *walk-able to the beach and town

Jewel-box villa, a private home, overlooking Bandaras Bay has a luxurious master suite & slightly smaller guest suite, wrap-around patios and a lovely private pool. Its quiet location in the exclusive Conchas Chinas neighborhood, near Old Town Vallarta , makes it a perfect honeymoon haven or vacation getaway for up to 4 adults. The villa is tucked into a lush, tropical hillside. You'll awaken to birdsong and butterflies dancing among the flowers. Later in the day, viewing a stunning sunset on the patio while sipping a margarita or a glass of wine could easily become your favorite pastime.

Professionally & meticulously decorated in sophisticated Old Mexico style, yet equipped with modern amenities & daily housekeeping, Casa Montaña graciously integrates indoor & outdoor living. Three sets of French doors open to embrace the large terrace and the inviting azure water of the pool. This private haven is a short stroll to the Conchas Chinas white-sand beach and an easy walk or taxi ride into Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone also known as Old Town. With its picturesque gardens, cobblestone streets, galleries, shopping, restaurants, nightlife and music, Puerto Vallarta is a great walking town.

The villa is managed by Admin Homes of Vallarta, who ensures the pool, grounds and all other physical aspects of the villa are well maintained. Flor (Florencia) is Casa Montaña's legendary housekeeper, her goal is taking care of your needs. You'll enjoy fresh linens and daily bathroom upkeep. Flor and our staff respond quickly to any of our guest's questions or concerns.

Flor is a talented cook. All guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast. It includes, coffee/tea, fruit and toast. If you wish, Flor can prepare a full breakfast of huevos rancheros, pancakes, omeletes or whatever a guest desires. There is an extra charge for that. With advance notice and for an additional charge, Flor will shop and prepare lunch or dinner. Enjoy dinner while watching the sunset or invite guests for a small party in the dining room. There are menus and cookbooks to assist in selecting menu options.

Our Pampered Guests Come Back Again and Again: 12/09-Had the pleasure of staying at your Villa 4 different times. A peaceful, private, getaway for us.

Felt like our own resort in paradise. Flor is a gift, & truly added to our experience. From shopping for the prestocking items prior to our arrival, to preparing dinner on the terrace, our vacation was pure pleasure. We felt utterly pampered–John and Carol M. •

12/09-We had a spectacular holiday at Casa Montaña. Honestly, the housekeeper, Flor, made the trip so incredibly special. She was amazing; food was amazing & her hospitality was the best we've ever experienced. House was warm & comfortable, but Flor really made the trip for us.

I would recommend it to anyone going to PV–Jeremy •

10/09-House was beautiful & Flor an absolute gem. We'll forever remember her & our trip.–Mickey •

8/09 Great house, love the comfort & design. Total relaxation by pool just what we needed. Food was great. We'll be back–Robert & Tery •

5/09-A great time; little extras made a difference–Adrian

More Details

Sandy Gelt
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Sandy Gelt

Mexico has always been such a special place for us. We bought this villa as a vacation home in Puerto Vallarta because it has the beach and jungle. Our family loves the charm of Mexico, the warmth of the people and the lively colorful culture. Living in Denver, Colorado we have found it to be a quick, easy flight to P.V. Much of the time it's possible to find non-stop flights which allow door to door in around 3-4 hours.

Sandy Gelt purchased this villa in 2005

Why Sandy Gelt chose South Zone

When we open the front door to the villa, the immediate feeling is ahhhh. It looks so inviting and tropical. We see the large terrace and pool from the front door. We just know this place is going to be so relaxing. The large outside terrace and pool was one of the main points that drew us to the villa. That, and the open airy feeling of the house where ocean views are visible through almost every window. We never saw another house or condo quite like this. Truthfully, the moment we opened the door, we knew this was the one. The house needed quite a bit of updating and cosmetic help but that was fun as well as a learning experience.

door, we knew this is it. We

What makes this villa unique

When we are in Colorado, It is an incredible treat to think about our tropical home waiting for us in there in Mexico. It is always in the back of our minds, where the thoughts are wondering, how soon

can I get back to Puerto Vallarta? Owning a home in a different country is fun and challenging. We really enjoy the difference in cultures and language. Puerto Vallarta is an interntional

town so we are able meet people from all over the world. We welcome the diversity and differences

of people. In Mexico, we are treated with kindness and always feel welcome.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Where to begin? This villa is always going to be a very special place to our family. We took our two sons ages six and seven and the house was perfect for our family. The boys spent countless hours in the pool and the neighborhood beach was pristine and beautiful. From start to finish the coordination was flawless. The management was able to coordinate transportation to and from the airport in a vehicle large enough for luggage and car seats. Upon arrival we were greeted with a fresh picture of margarita and homemade salsa and guacamole prepared by Flor. The groceries that we requested were already put away in the kitchen making settling in all the more easier. We had Flor prepare our breakfasts and our dinners and found that we preferred to have leftovers from dinner rather than going out to lunch the next day! But it is more than just her cooking... you feel a great sense of being taken care of by a wonderful and loving woman. We were truly sad to be leaving her at the end of our trip. The home is beautifully decorated and well laid out with two master suites and full master bathrooms upstairs and the living area, dining room, and kitchen downstairs. The neighborhood felt extremely safe we enjoyed walking the cobblestone roads to explore the neighborhood. The terrace garden and pool were extremely well cared for. Several days we wanted to just stay "home". We cannot wait for the next time we will be able to go back.
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South Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , powder room
  • Natural marble bathrooms with modern fixtures and brushed nickel hardware are connected to both of the Casa's master and guest suites. An additional feature in each bath has an open window in the shower, allowing guests to enjoy the ocean view while rinsing off from a day playing at the pool, lounging on a sandy beach or a hard day of sightseeing. An ample supply of soft, fluffy, towels is kept ready for your after-bath or pool use. You'll also find an array of high-quality toiletries and a hairdryer in each bathroom. For our guests, because you're in our home, your comfort is important to us, we have a small medicine cabinet with antiseptics, band aids, cream for bug bites, Rolaids, etc. The main floor half-bath has shell-colored faux-finished walls and a distinctive stone basin carved in the shape of a nautilus shell. Bathrooms are tended to daily by our housekeeper, Flor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , ocean view
  • Each of the two suites is located on the second floor. Both have king-sized beds with luxury linens, changed daily if desired. A large balcony terrace opens to an ocean view from twin French doors off the master suite. Nap on one of the lounge chairs on your private terrace and enjoy the soft sea breeze, or luxuriate in a massage with a view of the ocean. Graciously equipped with a table and additional chairs, and fringed with tropical plants and flowers, your patio is a secluded, romantic hideaway where you can enjoy sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset over Banderas Bay. A private patio with chairs for relaxing and enjoying the ocean view also is attached to the slightly smaller guest suite. For your security, there is a safe in each suite.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Favorite food and drinks can be pre-stocked in the house prior to our your arrival. Send us a shopping list and we will take care of bringing it to the villa. There is a small fee for this but it is definitely worth it, according to our guests. Please note that there is safe, purified water throughout the house. Water is totally drinkable from every faucet. Fresh ice from the market is my recommendation. We don't use ice makers. The pool is heated, if you wish to have the temperature higher or lower just ask Flor, she will make sure it is the temperature you like. We have coolers and bags to carry your towels, and a picnic to the beach - no need to bring anything from home. Towels and a beach umbrella are available. It makes your beach visit easy.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 27 reviews

Paradise near Zona Romantica

  • 5 of 5

We just spend 17 days at Casa Montana. The minute we walked in, it felt like home. You can't beat the location (minutes from old PV), view (gorgeous sunsets and views of the bay), and amenities of the property. Just look at that patio. Amazing indoor/outdoor living. The staff caring for Casa Montana is a joy to meet and know. Everyone--from Sarah to Mario and especially Flor--took wonderful care of us. We had the house stocked prior to arrival, which is really helpful if you arrive later in the afternoon and don't feel like running to the market. The wifi works well, as I telecommuted with no issues. We highly recommend this property and hope to return next winter!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It brings such joy to us, knowing that you enjoyed yourselves. We truly care about your experience and sincerely hope that your visit was everything you wanted it to be in our tropical home. I know that Flor was not available for a few days due to her eye surgery but hope her "stand in" worked out well. Thank you for taking the time to post this very kind review, we really appreciate it. We would love to be your host again next time you plan to visit Vallarta. Hasta luego y muchas gracias! Sandy and the Casa Montaña team.
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4 adults...relaxed and renewed

  • 5 of 5

The home, gardens, and pool were just as advertised. Views were wonderful and the neighborhood quiet at night. Remodeling was underway across the street, but it didn’t disrupt our relaxation by the pool. The usual housekeeper/ cook was ill, so we totally missed her, and she had glowing recommendations from previous guests. We’ll just have to go again! We loved Casa Montaña.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property, Great Staff

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at Casa Montan'a for 10 nights. The villa itself is as described. The two suites are well appointed and the views from the balconies are quite nice. Flor, the housekeeper was wonderful! She speaks no English, but fortunately we speak enough Spanish to communicate. A phone translator app is a must if you don't speak Spanish, or if you are trying to convey long messages to her. We used the app when leaving so we could describe the tips we left. We also wrote out about Flor being able to take left over food as well and made sure we sent a copy to Sara so she was clear of our intentions as to who got what.

We had food purchased prior to our arrival which was the way to go for sure. We did have to restock and just took a cab to the Mega store. There were plenty of cabs waiting for the return trip.

Walking to the beach was not possible for us, maybe when we were teens, but it is about a half mile down very steep cobblestone streets once you crossed the highway from the hill above. We met a couple walking down and they use Uber or a cab to get back up. The villa's private pool was wonderful.

Cabs are plentiful and it is only a three minute ride down to Playa Los Muertos and the best dining around. Cab fare ranged from 80-100 pesos for this trip.

One thing not mentioned is the 80 ft. transmission tower between the villa and the bay. Not a deal breaker, but is a bit of an eyesore.

All in all it was a very nice property, the staff is great, and we had a fabulous trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Place

  • 5 of 5

The Villa has everything you could possibly need even down to kebab skewers! Flor, the house keeper, is awesome and takes great care of all guests and the Villa. Would recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Randolph, NJ

MEJOR vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently returned from Casa Montana and are still raving about this delightful oasis which was our casa away from casa for 10 glorious days. We arrived late the first night to a delicious nosh of guacamole, fresh salsa and a pitcher of margaritas! (What a wonderful welcome after a 5 hour flight!). The Casa was so lovely, sunlit and comfortable - the view at night took our breath away. After a great first nights sleep we awoke to the smell of a delicious breakfast being cooked and were met by Flor with her beautiful smile and gracious manner - we immediately fell head over heels in love with her! It usually takes me a few days to ease into my vacations but not this time! On day one both of us felt so relaxed, refreshed and raring to go explore the beautiful city of PVM. The colors were magnificent, the people so welcoming, genuine and kind. We felt safe the entire trip. The restaurants magnificent, the staff including Mario and our new friend and Driver Luis were so knowledgeable and accommodating. We explored lovely old world Conchas Chinas, the City, the beach, the Malecon, Sayulita Beach, the ancient ruins of Ixtalan and even Tequila (the drink AND the town!). Each day was better than the next and we left feeling changed - both inside and out. THANK YOU to all who made our stay so very special to the degree that we look forward to returning to continue our adventures just where we left off sometime soon...muy pronto! Also, Sandy, may we please, pretty please, adopt Flor?

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Louis, Missouri

Fantastic Time!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending a wonderful, relaxing week at this property! Not only is the property beautiful, but convenient to restaurants and shopping (with only a short taxi ride). Any issues or questions were quickly handled by the staff. The housekeeper/cook Flor is amazing! She was very friendly, and starting our days with her breakfasts on the terrace was perfect!! I even got a couple of her recipes to try on my own. Sandy is more than helpful as the owner, and everything went smoothly. It was exactly what I had hoped. I know we are going to be returning and staying here again!!

Kevin Jones

Dave Sublett

St. Louis, MO

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 2000/Hwy to Barre de Navidad
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Lindomar Hotel Beach Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Conchas Chinas
Car: not necessary

Casa Montaña is located in the quietly exclusive, upscale village of Conchas Chinas, just south of the romantic and historic Viejo (Old) Vallarta. Conchas Chinas means 'Chinese shells,' which you can hunt on the small, white-sand beach, rock grottos and hidden coves waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Conchas Chinas is quite near the Romantic Zone. Many guests simply walk to the Romantic Zone from the villa. People walk down our hill to the beach and walk 15 minutes into town to have breakfast or lunch.

Your private vacation/honeymoon villa is perched high above the Bay of Banderas in a lush, tropical setting with stunning ocean views and cool breezes while still close to attractions, galleries, gourmet restaurants and shopping.

It's only a short stroll to the white-sand beach and you can walk or take a short taxi ride into Viejo Vallarta. You're close enough to enjoy the town, but far enough away to enjoy your privacy.

Other Activities: whale watching, swim with dolphins, turtle sanctuary, zip line, four wheeling


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 16.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.