About the property
- Villa3500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights
"Vallarta Style Living" in this tropical casa, large pool, La Cruz/Bucerias
Soak in the tropics in the luxury of this beautifully appointed, casually elegant beach house. Stunning views of the Bay of Banderas, & incredible private infiniti pool. Experience the tropics like you live here!
Casa Kaeli is a private home with beautiful furnished and vibrant Mexican art. The contemporary Pacific Mexico beach design features rustic stained concrete floors, granite & stone surfaces and bright colors..
Awesome Bay of Banderas views from everywhere !!
This lovely home features tropical living open concept design, with glass doors that telescope, ,opening the great room and custom kitchen to a shaded palapa-covered oceanfront dining terrace. The layout is wonderful for casual living & entertaining, with large built-in Jenn-aire gas grill and gorgeous kitchen featuring primer hardwoods and a big slab granite island.
Three bedrooms on two levels: a pretty master with ensuite bath on the entry level and two guest rooms (shared bath) on the pool level, each with a king sized bed. There is also a sofa sleeper in the living room.
The large sparkling infiniti pool makes you feel "as one" with the ocean! The beach stretches for miles to Bucerias and beyond to Nuevo Vallarta.
This is a wonderful property for family vacations and friends' get-aways. The open-air layout provides for laid-back entertaining and total enjoyment of the tropics.
There is high speed internet, guest-accessible laundry area and off-sheet parking space. Housekeeping is provided mid-week (available more often, should you want that), and pool care three times per week. No smoking allowed in the house, and no pets.
(A third level palapa studio suite, the owners own apt, can be available from time to time. If interested, just ask when making your reservation. With a king bed, sofa, small kitchen, bath, ocean terrace w/built-in sun lounger, and a dramatic thatched roof ceiling, it has a separate staircase from the entry courtyard and is an additional $120/night.)
Casa Kaeli, the 3 bedroom main house, may be rented long-term (6 - 12 mos), if available.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Sue Lyons
We first discovered La Cruz & Bucerias 19 years ago & have been spending at least three months of each year here ever since. Over the past 20+ years, we've developed built special homes on the Oregon Coast and been involved renting our vacation homes. We have a wonderful family, with nine grandchildren, who we spend much time with. Actually Casa Kaeli was designed with their visits in mind (& named after our oldest granddaughter), so you can be assured it is incredible as a vacation spot for families to gather! We enjoy traveling, entertaining, and making new friends. I am a glass artist, mi esposo a finish carpenter.
Sue Lyons purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Sue Lyons chose La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Casa Kaeli is our second home in this fantastic area, just north of Puerto Vallarta (our first home, Casa Susana, was one of the first three homes built where Marina Nayarit now is.) This property is perfectly located between two very popular villages for vacationers, as well as the large community of expats from the US & Canada that live here. The casa has everything you'll need to feel at home & to totally relax (indeed; our housekeeper reports that many guests rarely leave the casa... in spite of all the things there are to do!) Walk the beach for MILES, enjoy the many great & varied dining experiences near-by. Great, convenient shopping and Nayarit's famous beaches! Vacation in a custom home, and experience authentic living in this wonderful area: rich culture, tourist activities and adventurous daily living in tropical mexico. It doesn't get much better than Casa Kaeli!!
What makes this Villa unique
Quiet, serene setting, yet very close to all services and activities. Our guests tell us our homes are much more nicely appointed than what they generally expect, and find, in vacation rental homes, and we pride ourselves in offering this 'home away from home' experience.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful water front home in quiet area between Bucerias and La Cruz.
We enjoyed this roomy and modern home. The pool was great. It is a short car / taxi ride to either Bucerias or La Cruz.
Nice Villa on the bay. Views are amazing. Not great for summer/rainy season.
The villa is nice and big. 3 levels of nicely decorated rooms. Although the patio doors were made to open up and
let the outside in, they were closed during our stay. They have A/C on each level (which you need in summer)but
they ask you to turn them off when not in rooms. Bugs! Again, the summer/rainy season is to blame I'm sure.
They have these cement ants that just take over where ever there is a damp area. One night the whole outside area
was covered in these flying bugs, We woke up to thousands of dead bugs all over furniture and patios.
The infinity pool is beautiful, we used this a lot. Yard is small but very nicely landscaped leading to beach. Not
much of a beach since its rocky, but beautiful just the same.
The place was clean enough but could use some painting and updating.
Lots stairs. If you have people who have trouble up and down stairs this is not for you. If youhave a lot of people
and want privacy
and want the space this is for you.
The owners and help are very nice and accommodating.
Thanks for your comments Elizabeth. When people ask to rent during the summer "rainy season" months, I inquire if they have experienced summer in the tropics, and "warn" that it can be very muggy and hot (not great for my pacific-northwest body, however folks from the southern states seem to love it still). I think you'll remember my comments to you about it.
From Nov - first of June, it truly feels like paradise! Normally there haven't been so many bugs, and honestly ~ you are the first person to mention a problem with so many!! It IS the tropics, though. Believe it or not, we paint every year and do much other maintenance. The humidity and heat of the summer and fall are very hard on houses and equipment; it is something that is never-ending down there.
Usually at the end of the high rental season, when we'd like to paint, it has to wait until rainy season is over because the paint won't stick! This fall, we will be painting again and doing some more decor upgrades to be all ready for the upcoming winter season.
I'm glad to did enjoy your time, and we would love to accommodate you again sometime in the winter, when it feels about perfect there :)
Probably was nice 10 yrs ago
I stayed here with 6 girlfriends for a week and was just super disappointed at how run down the whole place was..... The photos are very misleading...... The bones of the house are okay but everything in it is old and run down and not the cleanest...... Sheets old and thin, no comforter or blanket on the beds just an empty duvet cover:( towels scratchy with bleach spots.... Gross old rugs in the bathrooms.... grungy dishes..... Furniture just old and run down..... Pool furniture all broken and rusty....we felt duped..... But we made the best if the location and got around to some great spots..... But when we left the sliding doors have no lock and the back gate to the beach fell off its rusty hinges so we couldnt really feel good about the security of our passports & valuables when we left:(. We could have booked a way better place if we would have known:( not worth the $$$
I'm so sorry to learn that you were disappointed. The house is 8 years old, however several of the furniture pieces are less.
We started putting only the duvet covers on the beds because guests kept removing the comforters! (most people sleep warm in the tropics, unless maybe a/c was on a lot).
It sounds as though the housekeeper was using from her older (emergency) linens for some reason, as we take three or more new sets down several times a year., and definitely did in March. I always tell her to use the new ones, rather than "saving" them as is her tendency.
You were there after many months of very frequent rentals and the busy Easter vacations, however I have to say that the people staying there after you were happy with the property & wrote me a very nice review.
It's true that rust is a huge problem there, especially on the ocean. As you know we got someone right over when you let me know about the gate. It just wasn't possible for him to have a new one made & installed in short time you had left there. (It has been done, however, and is no longer a problem.)
I feel very badly that you feel like you were "duped"; in fact you did get a discounted rate as you'll remember, and I tried to be as accommodating as I could, prestocking the alcohol etc that you wanted.
Again, I'm sorry but glad that you did get to enjoy some of the many wonderful things to do in the area. The housekeeper also said you & your friends seemed to have a good time at the house. If you should stay at one of our properties in the future, I will try to compensate you somehow. We are accustomed to happy guests, and try to keep our houses up so to ensure that.
BEST CASA EVER
Casa Kaeli is everything it says it is amd MORE! We went with four couples and there was plenty of room for 8 people without ever feeling crowded. feliz the housekeeper is super friendly and can help you with what you need. Sue the owner will send you all kinds of information to help you fnd anything you need to access while staying in P.V. We rented stand up boards for our stay and it was so great being able to board right outside the front door. Just a short walk along the beach and you are in La Cruz which has the fresh fish market and great restaurants and live entertainmrnt. You can also walk to Bucerias along the beach in about 30 minutes. We feel very safe in this area and have no problems riding the buses everywhere and exploring thecarea. We recommend taking the bus to Sayulita and hanging at the beach there for the day. We love Casa Kaeli so much we have suggested the place to several friends who have also stayed there and loved it and....we are going back again November 2013!!! Go ahead and book this place you woll not be disappinted. Cindy, Whistler, BC Canada
thanks for your wonderful review, Cindy! We are glad you and your friends will be returning to casa kaeli. And after reading it, I am definitely renting paddle boards next time I am there (I mentioned it to my husband last time, but we didn't get around to it), sounds perfect!
We had a fabulous time at Casa Kaeli! Our kids loved the pool and looking for shells on the beach. The house is enormous and gorgeous and so open. We enjoyed using the grill and sitting on the veranda overlooking the pool, beach, sea, mountains while sipping cocktails. Playa Manzanilla is a fun place to go for the day, and only 5 minutes by car. The Sunday arts and crafts market at the marina was so wonderful. Feliz came to clean a few days during the week and is such a warm, kind woman. Thanks to Susan and Greg for your awesome house!!
We so appreciate your taking the time to review our beach house in mexico, thank you! It IS a wonderful casa for families, and we hope you will be bale to return again one day soon.
Casa Kaeli, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexican Riviera
We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay at Casa Kaeli. The home is lovely and comfortable. The photos attached to this listing are accurate, but cannot fully capture the relaxed ambiance of this beautifully decorated and well designed casa. We especially loved the ingenious telescoping screen doors that allow the living and kitchen area to become one with the covered dining area under the palapa. High ceiling mounted fans ensured that the casa was always breezy and cool. The beautifully tended infiniti pool gets sun for the better part of the day and is completely private from neighbors and the beach. We watched sailboat races and diving pelicans from the deck during the day. From the master bedroom we could hear the waves crashing at night.
Casa Kaeli is located between La Cruz and Bucerias, with a large selection of nearby restaurants ranging from high end (Marks in Bucerias) to the excellent street tacos. Philos in La Cruz is a fun place to go dancing. Shopping is easy--there is a Mega supermarket nearby for major provisions and plenty of MiniSupers for smaller purchases. Don't miss the Sunday Farmer's Market at the Marina in La Cruz.
Susan and Greg supplied a well thought out "Welcome" document that helped us get oriented to the area and they were wonderfully responsive to our questions and concerns.
It was very hard to leave this delightful casa. We definitely plan on returning.
Thank you, Janet, for posting your wonderful review... the first on this webpage for Casa Kaeli! We love adding people like you and your husband to our growing list of valued house guests, and hope you will be able to return to La Cruz again soon.
Located on the beach between two very popular, authentic mexican villages of La Crux de Huancaxtle and Bucerias.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
States rates are for up to 6 people. Add $35/pp per night for extras. Housekeeping once per week is included, guest may request additional days for $30/day. This is a no-smoking, no-pets property. For month or longer stays, guest pays for their actual electricity and gas usage (deposit required prior to check-in).