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South Shore Pearl, Private Pool, Beach, Big Bay View, Value Priced Gem, *VIDEO*

Bedrooms 2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

270* views thru out, A/C, full kichen, creature comforts

El Campo del Mar is perfectly situated on the Bay of Banderas just outside of the city and only minutes away from the PV International Airport and town center. The villa complex is reminiscent of old Mexico in its traditional Spanish colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and beautiful common areas. Due to Garza Blanca's pristine location on the bay, its beauty cannot be duplicated and remains a sought after destination by world travelers.

With comfort and class in mind, the villa's formal entry invites you into a spacious great room with breathtaking views from Los Arcos and beyond to the south, around the bay and across to the northern point of Punta de Mita. The great room opens up onto the terrace with gorgeous mountain, jungle and river views into the gourmet kitchen with pass through counter and out on to the private patio with gas BBQ and heated pool through large bi-fold doors. Whether you choose to try your hand at preparing a meal with fresh local ingredients or secure an available cook, the casa offers three dining areas each with its own incredible view.From the pool and patio, the master bedroom and sitting area can be accessed further demonstrating the private, casual yet elegant living that the home affords. The blend of antique artifacts and contemporary finishes represents the aesthetic that is Mexico today. WI-FI is provided. From serene sunrise and moonrise, spectacular sun and moon sets to star filled skies at night both during and after your stay, you will find that El Campo del Mar exudes a feeling of warmth and serenity and, with its many visual delights, beckons you for a return.

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Jay or Sandy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Jay or Sandy

We live in the Pacific Northwest and enjoy a change in season from our local winters. The tropical climate, wonderful warm people, diverse activities of Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas, warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and Banderas Bay and add Garza Blanca...well, Sandy and I have found our slice of paradise.

Jay or Sandy purchased this villa in 2006

Why Jay or Sandy chose Puerto Vallarta

Our family has been vacationing in Puerto Vallarta since 1986. We have had the pleasure of knowing Garza Blanca through our many stays as guests and when the villa of our choice became available, we took the appropriate steps to secure it.

What makes this villa unique

Undoubtedly the best view of the bay, we love dining on the patio enjoying fresh fish and shrimp on the grill lingering until dark to watch the nightly fireworks. We enjoy a cup of coffee on the terrace observing the many varieties of birds in the river valley jungle. Whale watching in season and the passing dolphins delight our guests as they watch the cruise ships enter the harbor from the ocean through the bay and view the smaller boats passing from the harbor south to the beaches of Mismaloya and Yelapa.


South Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bath, each have showers, each en-suite
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Each bedroom has it's own king size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Restaurants located close by within a short bus or taxi ride: Girasol Condominium Restaurant - On the ocean in terrace setting - Blanca Blue and BocaDos Stk restaurants located in the Garza Blanca Preserve just across the street ( we walk to Blanca Blue) - El Set (famous for sunset viewing), La Playita (Located in Lindo Mar Hotel) on the ocean - El Nogalito has good restaurant on the Nogalito River.


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South Shore Pearl, Private Pool, Beach, Big Bay View, Value Priced Gem, *VIDEO*
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

THE PERFECT VACATION...our new home away from home!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at the property, we knew this was such a special place. Just a short ride outside the city, the Villa is located at an elevation that allows for the most breathtaking views of the entire bay and skyline! SUNSETS ARE NOTHING LESS THAN STUNNING!!! We found ourselves addicted to the private pool, views and the relaxation of the terrace and spent many of the hottest hours of midday enjoying the amazing pool and scenery. My partner and I travel often and even lived for a year in Hawaii, but this Villa is now our most favorite destination and we definitely plan to return! Sandy is incredible with communication and coordinating anything needed. Adan and Gaby are just great and will cater to your every need. Such a special evening was provided for us by Marilu as she prepared dinner for us in the Villa, including Chiles Rellenos and Chicken Enchiladas with several Salsas and Guacamole. The meal was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL and Marilu is just a lovely lady and so sweet! We were having such a great time we just had to extend our stay for three additional nights which Sandy so graciously made happen with no effort on our part at all. We enjoyed shopping and cooking meals in the perfectly appointed kitchen and serving food on the beautiful Talavera dinnerware that Sandy designed herself and had made especially for the Villa! The entire space is beautifully designed and decorated making it feel like a home, not just a rental. We thank her so much for her hospitality in hosting us at this perfect Villa and making our vacation one of the best we have ever taken!!! Many thanks and we hope to return next year!!! Muchas Gracias!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thank you for your kind words! We love sharing our casita with special people like you! Jay and Sandy
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A perfect getaway and feast for the senses!

  • 5 of 5

We are so grateful to Sandy and Jay for opening their beautiful hillside villa to us over the 4th July holiday. From ever so helpful, pre-stay email communications to the last (alas!) dip in the pristine pool overlooking the entire bay, everything went smoothly. "An easy vacation," to quote our daughter.

"Easy" thanks to our hosts who shared their driver, their cook, and their housecleaner with us. Tony the driver picked us up at the airport and helped us choose essential groceries along the way; we also made arrangements with him to (reluctantly) take us back to the airport. Marilu the cook prepared a few delicious, homey meals chosen from an emailed list of options. I enjoy cooking at home, but do crave periodic breaks, so this was definitely a highlight for me! Marilu’s sauces tasted so yummy and it was a treat to be waited on in the privacy of the villa. Gaby the housecleaner was friendly and discreetly efficient.

"Easy" because the local beach was a short walk from the villa and afforded relaxing dips and swims in bathtub temperature water (just leave the pelicans alone, should they land near you!) The waters were calm and we loved floating in them and taking in the beauty of the tropical hillside vegetation in the background. The combination of mountains and ocean definitely enhances the landscape. At the villa the view from each window is breathtaking, be it the lush hills or the sweeping bay and ocean vistas both north and south. And the sunsets! And the bird calls!

"Easy" was the living as the villa was well appointed and well designed in terms of privacy for each of the couples in our party. We could have stayed in our private paradise the whole time, but did enjoy two delicious dinners in town and a day of scuba near Mismaloya, both easily reachable by taxi.

A home away from home, truly! We'll be back, hopefully in the not so distant future.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Annie, We are delighted that you enjoyed "our little slice of paradise" as much as we do. Every time we depart El Campo del Mar on South Shore Puerto Vallarta and Mexico and its kind people, we look forward to our return.
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Can't wait to return

  • 5 of 5

As returning guests to El Campo Del Mar, we decided on a late spring vacation this year. Longer days, quite beaches and calm waters were a bonus to our trip. We loved the new patio lounge chairs as we spent quality time relaxing poolside taking in the expansive view of the bay watching the gorgeous sunsets, stars and fireworks.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thank you! We have visited Puerto Vallarta in all times of the year and each has its own special elements. In addition to the marine life, we enjoy watching the many birds in the jungle tree tops as we sit on our terrace in the mornings. The botanical gardens are south of us past picturesque Mismaloya and are a feast for the senses. We look forward to hosting you anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

My husband surprised me with an anniversary get-away to P.V. this spring and El Campo del Mar was the perfect destination! Beautiful well appointed villa and great location on the south shore.

We are planning a return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias! Our motto remains "our home is your home" and we love sharing it with you. We look forward to hosting you again!
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Compare to none!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jay and Sandy for such a lovely opportunity to experience Puerto Vallarta the RIGHT way. I have now finally concluded a hotel is not the correct way to go on a vacation. El Campo del Mar has just the perfect amount of "home away from home" feel; with the WOW of luxury added in. My husband and I will be back next year for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias! We are so happy to know that you share our feelings for our "little slice of paradise!"
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a magical trip to El Campo del Mar (Villa 303). In fact, I think we left a bit of our hearts there! This villa is the PERFECT combination of beautiful Mexican décor & architecture and modern comforts & conveniences. We stayed four nights and even though we had plans to go out & about in Puerto Vallarta, we ended up spending every day & evening at the villa; there was just no reason to leave!

From the spacious rooms & living area to the private pool with magnificent 180 degree views of the ocean, the villa provided us with the perfect setting for pure relaxation. The gorgeous green rain forests tumble right into the beautiful blue ocean, topped off by an endless sky..... all viewed from the luxurious privacy of our own pool!

Our days were spent in a steady state of bliss, where our biggest decisions were whether to read our book by the pool or on a raft in the pool; whether to have a beer or a margarita; whether to nap in the shade or the sun. Have I mentioned what a perfect trip it was?!

In addition to the villa, a few other factors made our trip so wonderful:

-- the owners provided us with a contact for a taxi driver, who was waiting for us at the airport. Tony took us to a grocery store on the way to the villa, so we could stock up on the essentials (ie - Corona, limes, etc.!). He made the trip to the villa easy & comfortable. He also picked us back up as scheduled and returned us to the airport.

-- the owners also provided us with a contact for a local woman who came in and prepared some of the most DELCIOUS meals I've ever eaten. We were able to choose what we wanted ahead of time. She brought all of the supplies, cooked the meals, set the table, served the food and did all the cleanup. In addition to the main course, she would also have fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juice, rice, beans, tortillas, guacamole, etc. and it was all so good! We were a bit heartbroken that we couldn't bring her home with us!

-- the owners also provided us with a contact for a masseuse who came to the villa. Needless to say, we were 110% relaxed after our massages!

-- I felt as safe as I do in my own home.

The photos don't do this villa justice. The blues of the pool, ocean & sky were so lovely. The greens of the rainforests & palm trees were beautiful. The comforts made us never want to leave (plush towels, AC, WIFI, etc.). The décor showed the owners' appreciation for local art. It truly was PERFECT!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Garza Blanca Resort
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Hotel Zone
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 200
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blanca Blue - Garza Blanca Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Garza Blanca and Punta Negra
Car: not necessary

The beautiful white sand beaches just below our complex -Playa Garza Blanca and Playa Punta Negra for starters then the many other beaches around the bay offer a fun day at the beach. We have beach umbrellas and 2 beach chairs.

Mismaloya Beach to the south of our villa offers great swimming, traditional palapas and beach side dining & people watching. A short bus ride from the villa. A little farther south we recommend a visit to Boca de Tomatlan. It is a small village where many pangas (small boats) take off for southern beaches accessible only by boat - Boca offers restaurants on the beach and again, available by bus but is tis the end of the line and returns to PV.

Many other activities include zip lines over fresh water rivers in the mountains, adventure tours, dolphin interaction, turtle release, and all water sports are available in the bay area. Art tours, local Saturday markets, shopping and strolling the beautiful Malecon (boardwalk) along the Pacific Ocean all must do's. Weekend evenings along the Malecon feature mimes, musicians, artisans, local cuisine and mingling with the local families of Puerto Vallarta. Our home is perfectly located and just a short bus ride into town to enjoy the city yet far enough out of the city to hear the surf and watch the whales and dolphins by day and fireworks and stars at night.

Our botique enclave of villas and casas cascades down the hillside providing panoramic bay views, mountain and jungle views and bird, dolphin and whale watching from the patio, terrace and most windows. The south side of the bay boasts 5 star hotels and resorts within a short walk, taxi or bus ride.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change without notice prior to confirmed reservation. VRBO's rate schedule does not always reflect our BEST PRICING and special offers. Please contact us should you have any questions.
Airport and Pantry Stocking available at extra charges.
***CANCELLATION POLICY*** If traveler cancels after final payment made, NO REFUNDS will be issued but owner will consider re-booking during same posted rate period at a future date.
TRAVELER agrees to sign and return written Rental Contract, Waiver of Responsibility, and Rules and Regulations in order to secure reservation.

Accepted forms of payment: Personal Check


*HOLIDAY SEASON * = 7 night minimum stay


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.