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Beautiful Beachfront Penthouse Villa - Vida Alta at CTV - Gourmet Chef

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms each with King bed & private bath, private pool & jacuzzi

This spectacular beachfront villa offers some of the most amazing views in Puerto Vallarta, including sweeping views of the bay and vivid sunsets. This beautiful 5,000 sq. foot (464 sq. meter) penthouse villa has 3 levels with 3 spacious bedrooms, 5 baths, plus a rooftop terrace with a private pool and bar. The open-air main living room/dining room area includes a heated Jacuzzi framed by hand-carved cantera columns and arches. Other amenities include air-conditioned bedrooms, full staff; including cook, house manager, daily maid service and 24-hour security.

Vida Alta can be combined with Vida Sol to offer a total of 6 bedrooms or with Vida Sol and Vida Mar for a total of 10 bedrooms accommodating up to 24 guests.

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018

About Margaret

Your hosts Margaret Parrish and Jon Christopher Jones welcome you to their perfect beachfront escape in sunny and warm Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!

Margaret, an army brat that has lived all over the world, first fell in love with Vallarta during her honeymoon in the mid 80s. After selling a thriving small café in Salt Lake City, she quickly became bored. Her dreams always brought her back to Vallarta, the place that she fell in love with the minute she arrived.

Jon was a friend of Margaret’s from Salt Lake City where he owned a successful travel agency - the Travel Zone. Ever since a spring break trip to Mexico in high school, Jon’s goal was to one day move there. Jon’s extensive background in hospitality as the Director of Coca-Cola’s Global Hospitality program for the 2002 Olympic Games and many other projects for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, was the perfect training ground as part owner of a pair of hotels.

Together, in 1997, they rescued a diamond in the rough on the perfect beach in Vallarta and Quinta Maria Cortez became a reality after months of renovations and improvements. Just three years later, the neighboring property became available, and Casa Tres Vidas joined the enclave that makes up Villas in Vallarta.

Margaret, Jon, Jose Ruiz de Anda, their bilingual and humorous General Manager who joined the group in 1998 after leaving the Fiesta Americana, and the entire Villas in Vallarta team, look forward to welcoming you!

Margaret purchased this villa in 2000

Why Margaret chose South Zone

Location, Location, Location. Vida Sol at Casa Tres Vidas is located on the quiet beach of Playa Conchas Chinas a short walk to the center of Puerto Vallarta and Playa Los Muertos

What makes this villa unique

Beachfront Property with Great Staff including Gourmet Chef

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented the penthouse villa and it exceeded our expectations! The views were incredible from every room! The staff and food was excellent. The rooftop deck with pool was a great place to relax, dance or cool off. We had massages every other day. Breakfast and Dinner was cooked for us everyday. At the end of the week our food bill for 6 adults including lots of beer and lots of liquor was $500. Every meal was a feast and delicious!! We could walk up the drive way to the OXXO ( like our 7 eleven stores) for a quick snack. Although our cook and house manager would get us anything we needed whenever we asked.

Casa Tres Villas offers you all the comforts of home but also a five star resort, within your own private penthouse villa! Win Win Win!!
Oct 2017
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South Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Half Bath on Terrace - toilet
    Half Bath in Sala - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • All Bedrooms have AC
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fully Staffed with Chef, Maid and Houseman


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Beautiful Beachfront Penthouse Villa - Vida Alta at CTV - Gourmet Chef
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home with its stunning view Is designed to give the feeling of relaxed luxury. It was a perfect vacation spot for our family. However, more than the home and location, which are amazing, it is the staff that make this place exceptional.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The casa was very clean & the oceanview was amazing.

The staff was friendly & always there to assist.

If you are looking for an activity..ask roberto, lopita or Ramiro, they know everyone.

If you want to enjoy a delicious home cooked meal ask Pablo, the food was amazing.

We are definitely going to come back- dream vacation

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa with a fabulous staff!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth time staying at Casa Tres Vidas but our first time at Vida Alta. We invited two other couples to join us as it is a 3 BR/3 BA (ensuite) villa with two additional 1/2 baths (one off the LR and one by the pool). The views from this top villa are spectacular and the sunsets are absolutely gorgeous. Common areas are open-air while the bedrooms are air conditioned. Eduardo is an amazing chef. He can make just about anything! Daniel is very sweet and was the perfect host by serving us cocktails (great margaritas or mojitos) with fresh guacamole and Mexican sauce with chips followed by a white tablecloth, sit-down dinner served as though we were in a restaurant. Together they worked as a team and made our stay tremendously enjoyable. All we did was settle up with them for the food & alcohol they bought each day for our dinner & breakfast (be sure & bring plenty of cash). It was so enjoyable not to have to shop, cook, or clean up! In addition, we had Petra, our housekeeper, who made beds, cleaned our bathrooms, and supplied clean towels each day. We hardly knew she was there as she slipped in and out without getting in the way. The location of the villa is also ideal as it is a short 15-minute walk via the beach or a 5-minute taxi ride to Old Town. Treat yourself and your family or friends. You won't regret it. And, before you leave, tip the staff generously in the envelopes provided as they all work very hard to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. They are truly fabulous!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cathy for posting such a great review. We are glad to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed your stay in Vida Alta. We hope to see you and yours again in the future. Margaret/Jon
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International Airport - PVR
Car: not necessary

Beachfront Penthouse Villa on the south side of Puerto Vallarta on exclusive Playa Conchas Chinas. A short 10 minute walk into town along the beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

Weekly Rates; Special Weekly rates for Winter 2018 (pay for 5 Nights & Stay for 7). Summer 2018 Special - Pay for 4 and Stay for 7 with Saturday Arrival/Departure - Not valid on Holiday bookings - Call for Other Special Rates & Rates for longer stays - 888 640-8100 or 801 263-9500. You can book on line on our website and see property Videos

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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