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Villa Europa - A Modern Private Home - Enjoy Views, Downtown and Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Colonia 5 de Diciembre Villa Rental Photos and Description





I offer you my new home with modern European accents, located at the center of Puerto Vallarta, close to the well known beach 'Playa Camarones' and the famous 'Malecon', Puerto Vallarta´s always busy city beach promenade.

Enjoy the solar heated pool, the outdoor Jacuzzi for 8 persons, the large sundecks, partly covered, and the tranquil lounge areas which my property has to offer.

My exquisite home has it all on 3,600 square feet of living space: Panoramic views, a gourmet kitchen, A/C throughout, a remote controlled indoor garage.

I offer you unlimited free phone calls inside Mexico and to the USA, Canada, Middle-South America and Europe!

RATES ARE BASED ON MAXIMUM 4 GUESTS USING 2 KING BEDROOMS, extra guests can be added for additional charges.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Claus Pahlke-Cruz Garcia
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Claus Pahlke-Cruz Garcia

Welcome! My name is Claus.

I came to Puerto Vallarta first in 1995 and I fell in love with this town and its people immediately. In 1999 I moved from Germany to Puerto Vallarta to live here permanently in order to work as an architect and investor.

With my partner Eduardo Cruz Garcia, born in this wonderful city, I developed several condominium and house projects. Villa Europa is our latest edition and for sure you will love it.

I will assist you with my team wherever needed. If any questions arise during your stay, please be assured that we are proactive and will do everything possible to ensure that you have a fantastic stay here in our beautiful Puerto Vallarta.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Villa Europa - A Modern Private Home - Enjoy Views, Downtown and Beaches
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

A Memorable Week

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most enjoyable weeks we've had in years. Villa Europa is exquisite and Claus is wonderful to work with. The place really feels like home and we will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Beautiful home in an excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

Overall happy and satisfied with the home. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is simply amazing! If you are looking for a family vacation or even a get away with some friends this is the place to stay. The house is a lot bigger than expected even not counting the new addition he just added which was a pleasant surprise for us. The place has everything you can think of to make you feel at home. I can go on and on. I do have to say this, the pictures of the view on the terraces even from the one bedroom I stayed in doesn't do it justice. It is breath taking. I sure recommend this to everyone. I am already planning a trip back with some friends. Thanks Claus for everything my family had the best time at your place.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun property in gorgeous Puerto Vallarta

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed the second half of our honeymoon at the villa and loved it there. There was a ton of space in the house, and we had everything we needed, including dishwashing powder, pots, pans, plates, etc. The villa also had cable TV for nights when we wanted to stay in. The villa is at the top of a big hill, which makes for awesome views of Puerto Vallarta. It was an easy walk down to the beach just a few blocks away, and a short taxi ride back up the hill for about $5. Claus was a great host - he was very welcoming and accommodating, and helped us with anything we needed. I'd recommend the villa to anyone, particularly for those who want to experience Puerto Vallarta outside of the resorts. Thank you Claus for a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow, this is an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

With my small group we enjoyed the wonderfull, luxurious stay at Villa Europa.

Thanks to Claus and his stuff. We will come back!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Awwwesome View! Fantastic Location! Impeccable!

  • 5 of 5

Okay, I was a little leery, as anyone would be, renting online. However, we've used HomeAway many times prior, in Canada and the USA, and have never been disappointed.

… Well, to say we were a little astounded when we walked into Claus' absolutely gorgeous free-standing PV home is an understatement! The house, its architecture, its location, and most certainly its austere presentation (everything neat, tidy, organized and absolutely sparkling clean thanks to Claus' team) proved far beyond the description or even the detailed property pictures. The rental is truly amazing, definitely more than anticipated, and delivered everything we requested/needed for our 4-person family.

... PERFECT north Old Town location, providing a refreshing 15 minute walk to the Malecon’s north end, ensuring we saw and experienced 'everything Old Town', such that our two older teens experienced 'real Mexico' as opposed to an all-inclusive version, and ideal for my daily walks, helping me drop weight during our month-long vacation (wow)!

… GREAT amenities, not only in the house (all basic toiletries, kitchen and laundry supplies including hand/DW/laundry soaps, shampoo/conditioner, toilet paper, paper towel, spices/flour/etc, meaning we spent more time enjoying PV, and less time shopping ... Muchas gracias, Claus!) but in the surrounding community, with a vegetable/fish market 2 blocks away, an outdoor running track and fitness facility within 5 blocks, and many nearby restaurants and grocery stores, we definitely weren't wanting for anything not easily, readily obtained. And bus stops and cabs are plentiful and easily utilized, all within a 5-minute walk.

… We especially liked taking the 'Tunel' bus up the eastern slopes, bypassing DT, and depositing us close to Basilio Badillo, south of Rio Cuale, providing opportunity to partake of world-class restaurants, farmers markets, the beach Malecon and pier, afterwards spending the day shopping and sight-seeing while walking back to the rental -- Excellent!

… One of our best mornings was completing the hike up Cerro de la Cruz (directly east on Calle Abasollo) and taking in the incredible 360-view of PV/Banderas Bay – Amazing! Well worth the effort!

… Oh, and did I mention the gloriously warm, inviting Pacific? Icing on the cake! Claus’ pool was great for a quick dip, but the kids loved bringing in the sunset in the ‘surf’ by El Barracuda. Priceless!

… Thank You Claus for our once-in-a-lifetime family vacation!

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  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
El Arandiego
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Playa Camarones
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Colonia 5 de Diciembre Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season II 2016
Nov 4 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
Christmas,New Year 2016/17
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
High Season I 2017
Jan 27 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $105
Pet Fee $42
Final cleaning fee $63
Tax Rate 19.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Colonia 5 de Diciembre Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , For master bedroom and the lounge. Double shower and 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjoining bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Adjoining bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • All bathrooms have colored glass tiles at the shower and windows.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with walk-in closet and full bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , private full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 queen , queen bed is optional as an airbed, private full bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , optional very comfortable sofabeds at the lounge
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 have floor to ceiling windows with mountain, ocean and city views. Bedroom 3 has city views. Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 have 32" flat TVs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
For rental periods longer than 8 nights: Full cleaning of the property with the change of linen and towels every week is included in the rent. Pool maintenance is provided twice a week. The regular rental price is for up to 4 persons, using the king size bedrooms 1 and 2. I will ask for a surcharge for more guest than 4, in total up to 10. This will be specified in my offer. Depending on the season I will ask for a fee between USD 5.00 and USD 15.00 per additional guest/night. I just have 2 questions to my guests: - Please be so nice and smoke outside only. - Please do not bring glassware to the pool. Check-in time: 4 pm Check-out time 11 am Times may be variable, please ask me. And one more information: The extensive use of electricity is extreme expansive in Mexico. The A/Cs at my home are connected to a separate meter. I include the use of the A/Cs for a moderate use of 30 KWh per day of your stay. Please understand that I will charge you USD 0.25 per KWh over this range.

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