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22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights


Tepic Condo Rental Photos and Description

1,2 or 3 bedroom luxury condos on the beach. Large pool, restaurant and bar.

Want a dream vacation? This is the place! With 600, 2100, or 2700 sq. ft. of travertine marble floors, these custom furnished condos offer comfort and luxury. You will sleep like a baby on the plush, Restonic pillowtop matresses with Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy all the comforts of home in this upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, solid maple cabinets, and granite counter tops. Relax on the sofa and watch the 42' flatscreen TV or sit in the chaise lounge chair on the patio and watch the sun set over the ocean. Walk 20 steps from your back patio and dive into the pool with regulated temperature or slip into one of the 5 hot tubs located beside the beach. Order a drink from the pool attendants or have quesadillas at the cafe by the pool. Take a nap in a hammock, feeling the cool wind and listening to the sounds of the waves. Go for a walk down the beach to the little Mexican town of Bucerias or catch a cab into Puerto Vallarta for shopping. Go to the spa for the water treatments and sauna, then endulge in a relaxing hot rock massage.

Order room service for your dinner or have the chef come to your condo and prepare a gourmet meal.

Go to bed and rest comfortably, then wake up to another day in paradise!

Keywords: Luxury condominium,

Beach home,

Vacation rental,

Family resort,

Serene retreat

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Melba Whatley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 25, 2016
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About Melba Whatley

We are residents of Texas and we chose our condo in Villa La Estancia because it is the most luxurioust resort in Bandaras Bay. It is our home, a place of rest and relaxation, and we love to share it with others.

We have 3 married daughters and four grandchildren. My husband is self-employed and I am a retired school teacher, so we are very flexible on our dates.

Come and visit us soon!

Melba Whatley purchased this condo in 2005

Why Melba Whatley chose Nayarit

Nuevo Vallarta is a pleasant oasis away from the busy streets of Puerto Vallarta. Villa La Estancia is the supreme resort in the entire area. It features a hotel-like lobby with 24 hour concierge service, 24 hour beach security and 24 hour medical care. There is a state of the art workout center which is exclusive to Villa La Estancia and a world class full service spa.

It has a tennis court and is very close to the golf course. We love this place!!!!

What makes this condo unique

Our unit is on the ground floor which gives easy access to the pool (about twenty steps away) and to the beach (about fifty steps away.) It is truly a luxury resort with five star hotel amenities. The rooms are large, the furnishings were imported from the US, and everything that was done was carefully considered for luxury and comfort. We would love for you to experience beachside living at its best!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Melba, thank you for welcoming us into your home at Villa La Estancia. We had a very laid back week, enjoyed the pool, breakfasts on the patio and several walks to Bucerias. Unfortunately our tans are fading fast here in Wisconsin!:) We made fresh guacamole every day and had FRESH tortillas, too.

Thank you again for our wonderful week-it was just what we all needed.
Apr 2012
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based on 22 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Excellent Customer Service

  • 5 of 5

OK, full disclosure up front! We visited Villa La Estancia in March 2016 but Melba and Tom's unit was not available so Melba arranged a very similar unit for us on the fifth floor.

A bit of background on unit numbers at this resort. Rooms all have a four digit number, then an A or a B. The first digit represents the building number (1,2,3), the second the floor number and the last two the actual unit number. In general, for buildings 1 and 3 which are the ones that run perpendicular to the ocean along the sides of the resort, the lower the unit number, the closer to the ocean. There are a few maps on Google images that show the layout and this is important. Building 1 gets the afternoon and evening sun and view of the sunset. Building 3 gets the morning sun. Units closer to the beach are generally better, particularly for view and sun. So the ideal units are generally 1-5 in buildings 1 and 3 and maybe the units on the higher floors in building 2. Most units (except penthouses) are either 2+1 or 1+1. A 2+1 has two bedrooms in the main unit, then another bedroom immediately beside it. There is a gate common to both the A and B units but it is not secure enough to leave the doors between them open if you are not around. Both the A and B units have a hotel style card lock door that you need to keep closed at night for security. If you have kids and want them in a separate bedroom, getting one of the 'real' 2 bedroom units is important. The 1+1 would likely not make most parents comfortable! If your kids are older, then no problem. You also share the balcony so can go between rooms that way.

Our unit was a 2+1 and we had our two older kids (18,23) so we used all three bedrooms. The units are well appointed. We opted not to go for the all inclusive meal plan as it was fairly expensive. There are so many restaurants to visit in the area that it would be a shame to spend all of your time just at the resort. We went to the Mega store (15 minute walk, cheap taxi back) for groceries on day 1 to stock up and did most breakfasts in our unit, then either ate lunch at the resort, at Flamingos next door (part of the same chain so you have full access) or in Bucerias (15-20 min walk or $8US cab). There are four bathrooms and four showers in a 2+1 so plenty of space. Beds are comfortable, water is safe.

Out of space so look for our review in Trip Advisor under Oakvillites

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise In Mexico !!

  • 5 of 5

First I want to thank Melba and Tom for such an amazing experience in Nuevo Vallarta.. Before we left for our vacation it was a pleasure working with Melba .. She was able to answer all my questions and had very good advice for when we stayed in their condo.. We arrived to a gorgeous, clean, spacious condo on beautiful grounds surrounded by pools, restaurants, hot tubs and the beach.. If you are reading my review I assume you have read through 20 others before mine.. Everything they say I agree with so no need to repeat.. I do want to mention we had other friends who also stayed at La Estancia in different units, we had the opportunity to see them and by far Melba and Tom's unit was decorated nicer with large pieces of furniture and amazing beds.. They also were kind enough to stock the place with items that came in handy where as our friends either went without OR had to purchase them while in Mexico..I was a little concerned this unit was on the bottom floor but once we arrived I couldn't have been happier with the location and being on the ground floor had many advantages...If you have made your decision to travel to the Nuevo Vallarta area you will not be making a mistake staying at La Estancia and or dealing with Melba and Tome.. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect condo!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was absolutely perfect! I stayed here with 4 friends and we had so much room! The bed are soooo comfortable and all of the furniture is very nice. We didn't spend much time in the condo, but I almost wished we had since it was so lovely. It's on the ground floor so it's perfect to walk right out to the pool or water without feeling like you need to pack up and leave for the day.

I can't recommend this condo enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Villa La Estancia

  • 5 of 5

This was my 5th or 6th time staying at this particular rental. The owners are simply THE BEST!!!! They have the most beautiful units within Villa La Estancia...even the staff thinks their decor is the prettiest! The condo is always immaculate upon arrival. You couldn't ask for anything....the bedrooms are spacious and completely equipped with anything you would desire. The living space is incredible with a huge circular table which seats 6 or 8. The kitchen is gorgeous with beautiful granite countertops and it even comes with a stackable washer and dryer. I take my children every winter and just splurged with an adult getaway last month. My boyfriend fell in love with the property, food, service and most importantly the condo! You can't go wrong renting from these owners!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parker, CO

Incredible location- can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

I can't rave enough about your unit and Villa la Estancia! The websites for Villa La Estancia and the photos on vrbo do not do it justice. What an amazing, spacious, beautifully decorated and fully equipped place. Service was first class everywhere at the resort and the option to utilize the resort amenities next door was fantastic. The resort next door had a ton of activities for kids and several more restaurants. We utilized the restaurants but loved that our resort was a bit quieter and felt more upscale. Having this unit right by the pool on the main level was incredibly convenient. This was truly the best of both worlds with a vrbo rental at an upscale resort. Breakfast on our patio with my coffee and the sound of the ocean was wonderful. Your unit had everything imaginable and the whole family enjoyed the body boards! Melba was easy to work with and quick to respond to our requests. Once at the resort the concierge took care of everything else. We look forward to returning someday!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Villa La Estancia in Feb,2015. the property was exactly what we were looking for, Melba's unit is ground floor about 50' from the pool and maybe 200' from the beach. The Unit itself was immaculate and spacious. We were with our 5 children, so we need the extra room. the kitchen was very well stocked with all amenities and the grocery store was a 5 minute taxi ride. All staff at the property were very nice to deal with. I would recommend this unit/property to anyone looking to have a quiet holiday with friends or family. The property also has a very nice spa and fitness center.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Puerto Vallarta (PVR}
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
El Tigre and Flamingos
Car: not necessary

Our area is famous for its kid friendly beaches and tranquil atmosphere. We are centrally located on Bandaras Bay, enjoying cool breezes and perfect sunsets. There are small towns nearby for dining and shopping.

It is perfect for a family or for a couple's retreat.


Rates & Availability

Tepic Condo Rental Rates

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Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay

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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Tepic Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Murphy Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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