|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Oceanfront with private pool, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Casa Terra is located in the gated and secure complex of La Puntilla, just 20 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport between the towns of Bucerias and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle on Mexico’s Pacific coast. This area on the northern portion of the Bay of Banderas is quickly becoming known as Riviera Nayarit.
La Puntilla is a luxurious, upscale gated and secure complex of 19 homes on 7 acres and each house has its own private swimming pool. There are 10 homes located directly on the beach and 9 homes in the oceanview row. Casa Terra is house #9 in the beachfront row of homes. As Casa Terra is conveniently located between Bucerias and La Cruz, you will not be bothered by beach vendors or timeshare sales people while you enjoy your vacation.
At Casa Terra, the living room and master bedroom open directly onto a private beach facing patio where you can enjoy the beautiful sunrises. From your patio take a step down to your private pool and then walk about 40 feet across the tree lined grass to the beach. With the ocean at your front door, explore tide pools and comb the beach. You can walk along the beach 10-15 minutes to La Cruz or during low tide walk 30 minutes to Bucerias. Downtown Puerto Vallarta is only 45 minutes away.
The master bedroom suite opens onto the poolside patio and the ocean beyond, and features a king sized bed and master ensuite bath with soaker tub and shower. Air conditioning as well as screens on the wall-to-wall windows allow for a comfortable night's sleep.
The second bedroom features a king sized bed while the third bedroom has twin beds, convertible to king bed. Two main bathrooms, both with marble showers are located just outside the bedroom doors. The second and third bedrooms open onto the landscaped front garden.
The home office located in the master bedroom offers COMPLIMENTARY high speed modem and Wi Fi service throughout the house and yard (bring your laptop). There is a phone for local calls and a second phone for FREE LONG DISTANCE PHONE CALLS to Canada and the US -- no computer required.
As well as two shaded eating areas on the pool deck--a shaded area tucked under the roof overhang, and a patio table with umbrella and chairs near the water--there is also a spacious dining area and a laundry room with full sized washer and dryer.
Comfortable outdoor furniture on the large, partially shaded poolside patio lends itself to a bit of daydreaming, a relaxing snooze or day of basking around the pool to work on your tan--or just settle back on one of the pool lounges with your favourite book and look up to watch the sea birds plunge into the bay for their next meal. For your outdoor enjoyment we provide QUALITY patio furniture, chaise lounges and pool floats, a picnic cooler and freezer packs and a beach umbrella. All this, plus beachfront and private pool!
After a day in paradise, casually walk the beach to one of the many fabulous restaurants in La Cruz or Bucerias for dinner, or whip up a gourmet meal in the fully equipped kitchen that is complete with cookware and utensils, floor standing cooler with bottled water, new 3 door stainless steel refrigerator, gas stove with oven, new stainless steel dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. And of course, no vacation home is complete without a blender and glasses for those frosty margaritas!
We can help you arrange for an onsite massage, facial, manicure or pedicure--all at a very reasonable prices--and in the comfort and privacy of your own casa.
From the nearby Marina Riviera Nayarit you can arrange for a fishing, snorkelling or sightseening tour around the Bay of Banderas. There are several fresh fish markets at the marina where you can purchase fish, shrimp, lobster, etc. -- all fresh off the boats that morning. There is also a wonderful Sunday Market at the Marina featuring 'Made in Mexico' crafts, gifts and delicious food items.
You might decide to fire up the built-in stainless steel gas barbeque and grill up a feast of freshly caught fish purchased that morning from a fisherman in La Cruz, from one of the fish stalls at the Marina or from one of the markets in Bucerias. Savour your meal with a glass of wine and dine poolside while you admire the evening sky with the lights of Bucerias and Puerto Vallarta twinkling across the bay. Midnight dip in the private pool, anyone?
After a busy day in paradise, you’ll want to relax on the comfy couch in the living room while you listen to music and enjoy the view or watch the new 48” flat screen HD TV with full package Star Choice English language satellite, BlueRay disc player and a new CD player and i-Pod docking station.
Casa Terra is wheelchair accessible and as a non-smoking home, we invite you to smoke outside or on the patio only, please. A well behaved pet may be allowed--please inquire. A security guard is at the gated entrance 24 hours a day, and a security patrolman is on the beach in the evenings and throughout the night.
Our local property managers live in nearby La Cruz and are available to answer any questions you might have.
The new Marina Riviera Nayarit is an easy 10 minute walk along the beach and 5 more minutes will take you to the village of La Cruz where there are restaurants, evening entertainment, shopping and fresh fish markets. The town of Bucerias with many very good restaurants and shopping is 8 minutes by car or bus and downtown Puerto Vallarta is 45 minutes away.
Escape the crowds of Puerto Vallarta and enjoy the privacy, comfort, peaceful surroundings and spectacular oceanfront views at Casa Terra. Come and enjoy our slice of paradise and create your own special memories of Mexico.
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I enjoy the sunshine and warm weather that Mexico provides.
Marilyn Hadley purchased this house in 1999
After spending several winters in the downtown area of Puerto Vallarta, I discovered the quaint little fishing village of La Cruz de Huanactaxtle (La Cruz) located just 20 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport. I enjoy the peace and quite at Casa Terra, yet I am easily able to go to the hustle and bustle of downtown Puerto Vallarta--then come home and relax by my private pool. The best of both worlds!
La Cruz is a wonderful, quaint little Mexican fishing village with friendly people, several very good restaurants, some evening entertainment and shopping. The town of Bucerias is a 5 to 8 minute drive or bus ride away where there are many very good restaurants, evening entertainment and shopping. Downtown Puerto Vallarta is an easy 45 minutes away. The new MEGA supermarket is 10 minutes south of the house, so no need to fight the traffing into downtown PV for groceries!
The new Marina Riviera Nayarit is an easy 10 minute walk along the beach from Casa Terra and I can enjoy the restaurants, evening entertainment and buy fresh fish from the fish markets at the Marina or in La Cruz. Boat charters are available for fishing, snorkeling or sightseeing tours around the Bay of Banderas. What's not to love!
Thank you for letting us spend our family vacation at Casa Terra. We are "regulars" to Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas area and absolutely, this is one of the best properties for a family vacation we have had.
We want to recognize eepecially, Gloria the housekeeper for Casa Terra, who was very helpfull.
We will return next year and hope to rent Casa Terra for a month.
We have stayed at Casa Terra six times over the years. It is a fabulous place for couples. We had three couples and each had their own bed and bath. The private pool is so nice to have and the villa is so roomy and beautiful. You have it all at Casa Terra. The sandy beach, the pool, a short walk to La Cruz with some of the best restaurants you'll find. Security is an added benefit. Gloria takes great pride in the villa being cleaned. Maria comes right to the villa for the best massage ever. This year it was a girls trip and it was equally as wonderful. Best beach is a five minute drive up the road past La Cruz. Nahui Beach for body surfing and great food .
We enjoyed everything about this rental. Marilyn was incredible to deal with as well as John and Carol.
The home was perfect in every way and the security around the home was fantastic. We enjoyed many of the restaurants and made many new friends. Already thinking of making this a annual event. Used Diva transportation and they were waiting for us with sign in hand and picked us up on time for the return trip to the airport. See you soon Casa Terra.
What an amazing vacation! I did my research about where to celebrate our 20th anniversary during the month of August and selected this area due to no hurricanes (Banderas Bay acts as a natural hurricane barrier I found out).
I was hesitant at first when I found out I could not use my credit card to pay for this home. I then found out that through vrbo, only homeowners that are US citizens with a social security number can utilize the credit card payment option through vrbo. After reading all the amazing reviews posted by previous guests, and talking with Marilyn, I decided to book this home. BEST decision ever.
I did figure out to still "use" my credit card. I went to my bank and withdrew off my credit card (no charge for this at the teller window) and got a cashiers check and mailed it regular mail off to Canada!
Marilyn made me feel at ease and comfortable with all her amazing tips, advice and information regarding our upcoming vacation.
I could not have imagined renting a home in another country and sending payment to yet another country, could work out soo well. I am already referring this home to other friends who travel.
We did rent a car ahead of time from Gecko and we were very glad we did. The airport was crazy and we were just whisked away with our scheduled ride and delivered directly to Gecko; so relaxing. Adam and Lalo at Gecko were so friendly and helpful.
I booked a hot stone massage with Maria, which was simply amazing. Gloria left us an amazingly spotless house and even folded our laundry and left us fresh flowers on the patio table. What a wonderful surprise to come home to after fishing all day. The property managers called and came by to be sure we didn't have any questions. We booked a fishing trip with Jesus and his son (we caught a sailfish and a needlefish!) and later a snorkeling trip with them too.
The weather wasn't as hot as I'd feared it might be in August. We got some rain and thunder storms a few of the evenings and we loved every minute of it! We felt safe and secure and even accidently left our iPad on the back patio one night and it was still there in the morning!
I would come again in early August as we don't mind a little rain. I would highly recommend this house to anyone wanting a Mexico vacation away from the busyness of the resorts and timeshare sales. My girls (age 12) loved it and the house was huge for our family of 4. My husband already wants to come back and bring some of our friends with us next year!
The first impressive part of renting this house was the manager Marilyn who responded quickly, comprehensively and kindly with lots of information, answering any question, no matter how tiny. Before we arrived we were so well-briefed that we were assured of no unpleasant surprises. The villa itself was extremely comfortable for our party of six. It is very well equipped with all amenities, including lots and lots of beach towels. The photos more than accurately reflect the property itself, but cannot quite describe what it is like to be sitting there looking at that view at sunrise! We appreciated the twice-weekly thorough cleaning services of Gloria. We also highly recommend that visitors take advantage of the on-site spa services provided by Maria. We had various massages, wraps and facials, all of which were so relaxing. She is wonderful at providing the type of treatments that one would expect in a first class hotel, without having to leave the Casa. The nearby towns of Bucerias and La Cruz have a variety of good restaurants, which we took advantage of many times during our two week stay. I would highly recommend this property as a spectacular vacation experience from start to finish. Everyone we encountered, both associated with the property and outside of it, was friendly and reliable. If you want to get from the airport to the property we would also recommend that you take a look at the A/C car services provided by Divatours (see their site on-line). Also if you are wondering whether or not to rent a car (we didn't), the taxi services are plentiful and inexpensive. We also took the local bus (8 pesos) to the supermarket and got a cab back. We would not rent a car if we returned to La Cruz for a vacation. Once again, many thanks to everyone who made our vacation possible and enjoyable at Casa Terra.
Our week went by so quickly. La Casa Terra is a wonderful home in a peaceful location with a million dollar view. I loved waking up each morning to watch the sunrise over the mountains with sailboats anchored just offshore swaying in the warm morning breeze. Many great restaurants are within walking distance. The Sunday Market at the marina should not be missed. Also, be sure to get a spa treatment from Maria.
Marilyn's communications with us in advance of the trip were excellent, and she provided a great deal of valuable information about the area which was greatly appreciated. I hope we are able to return for another visit soon.
Property was most comfortable,charming and well appointed. The pool was wonderful. Used Diva Tours for transportation from airport and back and they stopped at the Super so we could buy supplies. Gloria and John Innes were very helpful. Marilyn provided us with all the info we needed. We would highly recommend Casa Terra.
Snorkling & Diving, Boogie Boarding, Whale Watching, Deep Sea Sport Fishing, Wind Surfing, Beachcombing is at your front door, Lots of great restaurants and nightlife in Puerto Vallarta or, closer to home, in Bucerias or walking distance to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Five golf courses within 30 minutes of Casa Terra.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Cancellation Policy: Please inquire when booking
50% to confirm Balance & refundable damage deposit 60 days prior to arrival (90 days for Christmas/New Years bookings) Note: No refunds for Cancelled Christmas/New Years bookings
Payment by cashier's cheque, bank draft, INTERNATIONAL money order, wire transfer (wire transfer fees apply)
$300.00 refundable damage/security deposit w/final payment
$70.00 US Service Fee for less than 7 night stay