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Casa Alexandra. Puerto Vallarta Traditional Comfort.

Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Charming Traditional Villa In Downtown Puerto Vallarta

Casa Alejandra is in a traditional Mexican neighborhood and it is a unique, traditional Mexican-style house in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta. It is only a couple of minutes walking distance to the Malecon, the beach and Old Town Vallarta’s shops, bars, restaurants and galleries and still gives you the feeling of being away from the tourist zones and high-rise hotel. All the ingredients for the atmosphere of retreat you are looking for your vacations!

The house comfortably holds up 16 people and offers the ideal space for large group. Its open design, high ceilings and indoor patio let the natural day light come into the rooms. The floor plan makes an ideal setting for casual living, where you can enjoy sweeping views of the Bay of Banderas, the call of church bells, warm breezes by day and spectacular sunsets each evening.

The casa also offers a relaxed and intimate setting for art workshops, small weddings and other special events.



Linens Provided

Wood Fireplace


King Bed (4)

Queen Bed (2)

Double Bed

Twin/Single Bed (4)


Cable/Satellite TV


Private Pool


Full Kitchen

Cooking Utensils Provided



Bottled Water

Outdoor Features

Charcoal BBQ Grill


Telephone: Only for local calls

Free Long Distance: Vonage

WiFi (Wireless Internet)

• 1st floor – garage , main entrance, 3 bedrooms all opening to the indoor patio

• 2nd floor – bar area, large dining room, living room with cable television & wood chimney, large folding wooden doors to balcony looking to the cobblestone street, office space, fully-equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms (3 with private balcony & ocean view)

• 3rd floor – laundry room with washer & dryer, full bathroom, rooftop terrace with pool & lounge chairs looking over the panoramic bay & city view, tile-roof bar area with BBQ grill, tile-roof deck with hammock, table & chairs.

More Details

manuel palos
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About manuel palos

I have owned Casa Alexandra for 45 years and I named the property after my daughter Alexandra. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I offer my home as a vacation rental and I also have a studio that is attached to the home and we offer art workshops throughout the year.

manuel palos purchased this villa in 1970

Why manuel palos chose Colonia 5 de Diciembre

Casa Alexandra is conventially located in downtown Puerto Vallarta. It is two blocks away from the Main boardwalk, transportation, galleries and fine dining. The views are spectacular and the warmth and coziness of the casa make it for a delightful stay!

What makes this villa unique

Casa Alexandra is a traditional charming mexican villa. The views are breathtaking and it is centrally located in Puerto Vallarta. The rooms are simply decorated with bright colors and you feel a warmth being in the home in a traditional mexican neighborhood.


Colonia 5 de Diciembre Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms in Casa Alexandra are ideal single or double occupancy.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • All of the bedrooms are spacious and comfy. They all have their own bathroom. Ideal for single or double occancy
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Casa Alexandra is a unique traditional Mexican Villa. The views are breathtaking and so close to everything in town.


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Casa Alexandra. Puerto Vallarta Traditional Comfort.
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

A hidden gem

  • 4 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay here. Killer views, amazingly spacious house and good layout for a large group. The rooftop was the center of the party and worked great. Only reason for the 4/5 was the lack of privacy due to the open layout. The similar complaint as in other reviews of noise was an issue; the roosters crow in the morning, you can hear conversations throughout the house and the bells from the church. Overall, a wonderful experience though.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Yes Casa Alexandra is in a traditional Mexican neighborhood and it can be noisy at times. I will definitely update our listing to let others know. We hope you come and visit again!
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Very close to Old Town. Great neighborhood super safe

  • 4 of 5

The only drawback was the open air house thing. We had a party of 13 that some of which liked to stay up and party and the place echo's quite a bit. Take some sleeping pills if you want to sleep while half your group hangs out at the pool. Other than that it was perfect. Arturo the concierge guy was super helpful if needed. I don't know that I would recommend during the summer as it gets pretty hot here with no AC but it was perfect in the winter. Great Place!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay. We hope you come back again!
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Family Trip

  • 4 of 5

Location: The location was great, walking distance to the Malecon (downtown/boardwalk). The walk down was a bit steep as well as the walk back up, but you could always take Uber or taxi on the way home. The house was located in a regular neighborhood, which was a bit loud (especially the neighbors), but manageable.

House: The house was super spacious and every room having their own bathroom was great. Everything in the house was functional (hot water, kitchen, BBQ, fans, TV, wi-fi). The house has no windows which is why I believe the outside noises were louder.

Management: The contact folks were reachable by text.

Housekeeping: We had housekeeping come by 1 day (which we scheduled ahead of time), so that was fine. The one thing missing were extra towels, toilet paper, blankets, we had to ask housekeeping to bring these additional items.

Summary: Location was great (a bit loud), house was super spacious and functional. We enjoyed our time in PV and would definitely recommend this house and would definitely stay there again (if we have a large party).

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a large group

  • 5 of 5

This house is fabulous - and we really appreciated the friendly staff and excellent meals! There were 12 of us, and this house didn't feel AT ALL cramped; and the rooftop with the pool is an incredible place to hang out!


  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great group!
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Really pretty nice

  • 4 of 5

Really a beautiful place...the bright colors contrasted by the old dark wood. The place is in great condition.... and you can't beat the views. We were well taken care of by owner's liaison who explained the area and the logistics of the house. He was always available by a phone call and helped with questions about taxis, grocery shopping, etc. Beware this is open glass windows. If one of the neighbors decides to have a party that lasts to 6am, which frequently happened, you will need to get on their schedule. Overall great value and experience for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great neighborhood location

  • 5 of 5

Casa Alexandra did not disappoint. This place was AWESOME. So much space to lounge in. The swimming pool is bigger than it looks in the picture. It is about 8 feet by 8 feet square and about neck deep for adults. All of the staff, yes staff, were amazing. Arturo was warm and welcoming as the concierge/property manager. Alicia and her daughter Marcela, came every other day to clean and do the laundry. If we did not want the beds washed or made all we had to do was let them know. They even cooked us my birthday dinner as well as bought all the groceries. We reimbursed them for the groceries and paid a fee for their services. The staff does not live on property.

The roof terrace and pool offer a great view of the Bay of Banderas as well as a nightly sunset, followed by the fireworks. With the blazing PV sun the terrace is exposed to full sun with the exception of the roof covered portion. There could be more shaded area perhaps created by tarp partitions and/or umbrellas. There were two umbrellas and one was broken. I was a little disappointed when I called Arturo asking for another parasol he stated he that he would call the owner and get back to me. That never happened. We ended up using a shoelace to rig the parasol open. The terrace can accommodate 16 but there was only lounge chairs for 4 and terrace seating for about 4. There should also be a wifi booster. Room #7 didn't receive the signal which was fine. If there was someone in that room trying to do business, they may have been disappointed.

I also suggest a second or third refrigerator at each bar. With all the food and beverages we had for only 6 people the fridge in the kitchen was extremely full. Having additional fridges for beverages only would be ideal.

The neighborhood is quite loud. People outside talking late at night and early in the AM. Music from houses playing at odd hours. Vehicles passing by are loud particularly since the windows do not have glass and NO air conditioning. There are plenty of fans in each room. There is also the sound of the church bells every 15 minutes which I find to be charming. Neighbors are friendly so say "hola" as you pass by. The beds are hard. They consist of a mattress on top of a wooden platform. If you are accustomed to comfy hotel beds, then this is not the place for you.

I highly recommend Casa Alexandra for large groups. It is an authentic Mexican villa with a great location. Walking distance to many sights.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Car: not necessary

Casa Alexandra is convientely located in downtown Puerto Vallarta. It is in walking distance to fine restaurants, main boardwalk, local beach and galleries.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $1,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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