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Beachfront with Private Pool/Yard All one Level in Gated Community

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Make sure to contact owner to see You Tube Presentation of this unit and to get more area info in this vibrant authentic Mexican type area!

Relax in this private beachfront villa with your own pool and private yard. Private community of only 19 homes has it's own private park with beautiful vegetation. Gated/Guarded 24 hour security.

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa is located only 12 miles from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.

Relax on the patio furniture, cook your meals inside or out, take a swim in the private pool

Ideal for families or up to 3 couples. Sleeps 6 comfortably in 3 king size beds.

The new marina: Within walking distance is the new marina touted to now be the biggest in Mexico. Rub elbows with famous visitors, or just enjoy watching anything from sailboats to large yachts come in and out of the marina. The area has expanded a lot in the past few years due to the arrival of the marina. You can find just about anything you need in this town to make your vacation enjoyable, from shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and live entertainment - just to state a few.

Unique attractions: It's amazing what you will find behind some of the doors on the streets of this un-presumptuous town. For example you will find the wonderful Hikuri, Art Gallery and Café where some of the finest local Hichol artists are at work. You will find weaving silk screen printing, bead work, wood work and more.

Also don't miss free entertainment at many of the local bars/restaurants. You will find Amercian, Canadian and Mexican groups virtually every day.

Sunday Market: Extremely popular Sunday market from November through April. Original Artisans only. Enjoy food, entertainment, gifts, organic goods and more. Also nearby is a daily fresh fish/seafood market, butcher shop, bakery and more most times of the year.

Ask owner for a more detailed write up of the area and also the personal property website.

More Details

Property Manager
Joni Knutson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Joni Knutson

From Minnesota. Have managed this and our other 3 Puerto Vallarta area properties starting in 2002. We'd love to add you to our family of repeat guests.

We even made a business of it - owning 4 similar units in the area. We use a unit in high season, but that leaves 3 for you! Jenna will be your personal concierge. Reid can answer questions you have while you're there and Rob oversees property maintenance.

Joni Knutson purchased this villa in 2005

Why Joni Knutson chose La Puntilla

Quiet, Beautiful central park landscaping in this small community of just 19 homes. Yet convenenient to downtown La Cruz and it's marina.

The Beach is where it's at! This is a great beach location yet an easy 10 minute walk by beach to the new La Cruz marina which has lots going for it from markets, to shops to restaurants and entertainment.

What makes this villa unique

Gated/Guarded 24 hours on site security.

Notable amenities or some not noted above: - Directly on the beach - Not a High Rise Condo - Not a stacked hillside condo - Your own private pool for your group only. Whole house filtered water


La Puntilla Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Note at certain times of the year we can sometimes provide early-in and/or late-out. Fees apply. Check with owner.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master
  • Convenient to Bedrooms 2 and 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This area is great if you like a more quiet setting. Yet only a 10 minute walk to the town of La Cruz and it's new marina and close to 60 restaurants in the town. We have our own private Concierge Team who will help you with things like: tours, massages, private cook or chef, fishing excursions, restaurant reservations, help with Spanish, babysitting and much more. They will also be your go-to with unit questions or issues you may encounter. Roku stations include: Netflix, USTVNow = ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, My9, NBC, PBS, A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Bravo, CNBC, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, ESPN, ESPN2, FX, Fox News, Freeform, History, Lifetime, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBC Sports, Nickelodeon, Spike, Sundance, Syfy, TLC, Universal, USA Notable amenities or some not noted above: - Whole house filtered water - Directly on the beach - Not a High Rise Condo - Not a stacked hillside condo - Your own private pool for your group only - Ceiling fans in addition to A/C


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Beachfront with Private Pool/Yard All one Level in Gated Community
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Relaxing spot!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home in a excellent location. Very close to the town of La Cruz and within close proximity to other locations that are more popular like Bucerias. The home itself is beutiful it has its own private pool located on a very quite beach. Would recommend this place for anyone who is looking for a quiet peaceful escape.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Location

  • 5 of 5

We went to La Cruz to visit with our children & grandchildren who are living on their boat. They're at the marina, getting ready to do the Pacific Puddle Jump. They're leaving in March to cross to French Polynesia, as are a lot of the "cruisers" who spend time there. You can see the boats at anchorage from the house & the marina is a short walk down the beach.

You can't beat the location of this home on the beach. It's gated, quiet & has everything you need. There was even a little dog, Poco, who came to visit every day. He would entertain us by chasing his tail in both directions & then leave again out the door.

La Cruz looks sleepy but there are plenty of good restaurants without crowds of people & you can enjoy the beach without being hounded by vendors. It has the charm that Puerto Vallarta had 40 years ago.

We highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redmond, Oregon

Memorable stay at a fabulous villa on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at this villa and enjoyed it very much. With 3 bedrooms, each with king-size beds, we had plenty of room for our 2 adult children and their spouses and our 3 1/2-year-old grandson. The location is on the beach and within very easy walking distance (on the beach) to the little town of La Cruz,. The town has a fresh fish market open 7 days each week that is supplied by local fishing boats that moor there. La Cruz has several nice restaurants offering everything from rib-eye beef tacos to gourmet meals and on Sundays there is a wonderful farmers' market on the walkways in front of the fish market, something not to be missed. 

We rented a van from Gecko car rentals in Bucerias and it was put to good use driving to the Mega store in Bucerias for groceries, to downtown Puerto Vallarta, and for exploring the surrounding area. Gecko rentals is run by some very nice, and knowledgeable, folks and they will pick you up and drop you off at the airport! They also rent paddle boards and other water toys at prices much better than those found at the local resorts... we rented two boards for two days and they delivered them right to the villa.

The question with any rental rating is: Would we rent this place again? The answer to that is: Absolutely! The location and furnishings make it a very nice vacation rental for a family outing. And, Joni does an excellent job of making it very comfortable. She is incredibly responsive to any questions you might have.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Beautiful location & a very helpful owner!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed 5 beautiful days in La Cruz. Joni was super helpful and very quick to answer any questions via email. The house is very spacious and the private pool was a delight after a hot day at Destiladeras Beach (a must visit)---beautiful white sand and perfect waves for boogie boards.

We also enjoyed a delicious and inexpensive meal on our last night there at Tacos on the Street (also a must) and we walked around the Marina afterwards. La Cruz is a very quaint little town.

Thanks Joni!! Hope to visit again one day!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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a suburb of chicago

Great Get Away

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful spot to escape winter! I have spent time in other areas around the bay and have fallen in love with La Cruz. The owners and manager are extremely prompt in answering any questions and making our stay comfortable. A beautiful location on the beach. The relaxing sound of waves. A refreshing swim in your private pool. Comfortable surroundings. We are already looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect!

  • 4 of 5

Needing a get away but also having to consider distance, cost, and ease of travel, we happened on this perfect location! After an easy flight into Puerto Vallarta airport which is modern, clean, and nice, we were only twenty minutes or so from the villa. The drive was quick, and we stopped at the main grocery store to stock up on food for cooking at home so we didn't have to depend on eating in restaurants. Once we arrived at the home, which is in a wonderfully private and gated community, the sparkling private pool and ocean beyond greeted us at the door. We arrived in paradise! What a great feeling, to be able to unwind and unpack as if we were home, and to already have food and refreshments with us. Some settling in time later, and we were in the pool and on vacation. We travelled in a "shoulder season" and I recommend you consider traveling in these off type seasons, because there are less people around, it is quiet, the weather is warm enough to be swimming as much as you want, and the surrounding services are very available. From daily walks along the beach to the beautiful marina where we watched the fishing boats and the giant yachts; to buying fish caught that morning from the fish market; to grilling poolside; to even having internet Wifi available to stay in touch back home... We absolutely loved our entire time. The house manager stayed in touch to be sure we had what we needed, and even the owner checked in with us long distance. Also the people who work in the community, the gatekeeper, groundspeople, all were kind and friendly and helpful. So easy to feel at home and comfy, even with our not so perfect Spanish. Would definitely recommend to others, and would also return again. Oh, one warning...You may not want to leave! Jody Spehar, Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Puerto Vallarta (PVR)

We have our own private Concierge Team who will help you find hidden gems in the area such as: tours, massages, private cook or chef, fishing excursions, restaurant reservations, help with Spanish, babysitting and much more. They will also be your go-to with unit questions or issues you may encounter.

Ask us about our more detailed write-up about the area. Once you sign up we will give you our long list of recommended things to do.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Clean Fee $70

Talk to owner about your situation to get a custom rate quote.
Pets considered

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund