Gorgeous ocean views, perfect gardens in a forest setting, and Luna Mar's superb permanent staff of 6 complement the brilliant architecture to create a truly exceptional experience in the heart of the Mexican Riviera. In an exclusive gated community with 20 lots and private beach, Los Ranchos is part of the larger Punta Mita Resort development (which is a 3 minute ride away), giving guests access to 2 Jack Nicklaus golf courses, tennis club, children's play areas, pool and activities, fine dining, beach clubs, water sports, and much more. But it is just as likely you will never want to leave the Villa!
At the Villa itself is a spectacular pool area with padded lounge chairs, where you can watch the ocean roll in ... or walk 40 steps across the Villa's lawn to the private beach. If you wish, arrangements could be made with local excursion and sporting businesses to provide discounted professional services (with no mark-up and at the same prices owners pay) for fishing excursions or island hopping (including spectacular Marietas Islands National Park that is minutes away and part of the spectacular view from the house), boat rides to local villages accessible only by water, surfing or water board lessons, SCUBA or snorkeling, or a host of other activities pre-packaged or tailored by you. These are private tours that pick you up and drop you off on the Villa's private beach, researched and initiated by the owners for their own use, and offered to guests at the same rate as part of the Villa experience.
The Villa also has its own beach toys, including a 2-person ocean kayak, surf board, paddle board, and boogie boards.
The Luna Mar staff is the heart of the Villa; 3 of the 6 have been there since the Villa was designed and built in 2009. Headed by Joel, a seasoned professional trained in 5-star hospitality and luxury resorts, the entire staff has had extensive training and experience in hospitality services. They take tremendous pride and exceptional care in attending to your every need to make your experience at Luna Mar one you will always treasure. Chef Berta will treat you morning, noon, and evening with dining experiences that wow, with dishes from her Mexican cuisine menu or your tailored requests. Her creations are worth the trip! Our ever-changing original dinner table artwork pieces create permanent memories that make up for their all-too-short lives. They are often set to the theme of Joel's dinner venue for that evening, which you can direct or leave to Joel for a surprise that always delights. Reina attends to the house with loving care and is a master at individualized bed creations that seem to be the first topic of conversation at the breakfast table each morning. Carlos keeps the facilities running smoothly, with professional efficiency and highest reliability, and a contagious personality. However, it is misleading to label the staff individually. They work as a team, filling in where needed, with one goal in mind: creating an exceptional and very permanent experience for all our guests.
The Villa itself is beautifully appointed with fountains, garden pathways, perfect niches, spectacular courtyards, patios and a warm common area. The smallest of the bedroom suites is over 1,000 s/f, and all come with indoor and outdoor showers. All bedrooms have outdoor beds and/or hammocks for daytime naps or nighttime sleeping to the sound of the waves. The master bedroom complex is nearly 2,000 s/f indoors, and 1,000 s/f outdoors, with one huge veranda overlooking the ocean and another above the tranquil inner courtyard. Renowned architect Jose Vigil (www.jvas.net) does a masterful job of creating and then bringing together all these extraordinary spaces in a way that that manages to make a decadent Villa complex into a very warm home.
The staff enjoys providing different dining experiences each evening in the many elegant spaces of the Villa. One night a torch-lit dinner on the beach, the next a rooftop star-gazing dinner, then maybe on the new ocean viewing patio/fireplace area, still another in the courtyard by the fountain, and of course, dinner poolside. The table detail is amazing for each dinner. Bring your camera!