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OCEANFRONT Villa - Marea Alta 4-bedrooms, STAFFED with PRIVATE POOL

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, beachfront property, English-Speaking Staff, online payment is option

Magnificent 3-4 bedroom villa that sits right on the ocean with private access to the beach. Just picture yourself drinking fresh margarita, watching the sun set and enjoying the ocean breeze! Meanwhile, a private chef prepares a delicious meal.

This is a property that we've had in our family for about 10 years. We built it and decorated it ourselves and take great pride in the on-site staff. There is an infinity pool that looks onto the Pacific Ocean.

The bedrooms feel very private as they each have their own bathroom and are secluded from one-another. They also each have their own balconies with views of the ocean. At night, you are able to shut the sliding doors and turn on the air conditioning to stay very cool and comfortable.

The house staff includes a house manager, a professionally-trained chef, cleaning ladies, and night watchmen. They all speak English and any one of them can take care of anything you need.

Because this property is on the South side of town, it is a quieter area. However, you never feel as though you're out of the nightlife because everything is still very close, just a walk or cab ride away!

Marea Alta means 'high tide'. This is appropriate as it is right off the beach! Our sister property, Marea Baja or 'low tide', is located directly below and can be rented together or separately, depending on your party's size.

More Details

Property Manager
Sara Horn
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Sara Horn

We are the Coates! We have had properties in Puerto Vallarta for over 20 years now and have always loved it there!

We split our time between San Antonio, Colorado, and Mexico and our preferred mode of transportation is our RV.

We built villas in Mexico with rentals in mind. We hired English-speaking house staff to help with any need and they are employed there full time, so they know the house, the area, and what it means to bring a luxurious feel to your vacation.

Please feel free to browse our own website for more information on us and our other properties:

Buenos viajes!

Sara Horn purchased this villa in 2000

Why Sara Horn chose South Zone

We chose to buy this property because it is located in a great area. It's close to town, without being in the middle of everything. It's also on a beach that is public, but feels very private. You won't have the annoying beach vendors bothering you here and you can sit out at the pool or on the beach all day with a beautiful view.

We renovated the house that was here before and decorated it ourselves with artifacts from around the world. This is our favorite place to have our kids and grandkids come for holidays!

Our granddaughter, Sara, handles all the reservations. As she is part of the family, she knows the house inside and out. She's also spent years in the customer service industry.

What makes this villa unique

This property can be rented alone, or with its sister property that is downstairs from it for more bedrooms.

Both of these properties are extremely open and have views of the beach and ocean throughout the house. Even being open, there's a feeling of privacy and security.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Close enough to the PV nightlife to still be in the mix, but far enough away that you don't contend with the crowds. The beach below the villa is lovely, and we rarely saw anyone there.

I was pleasantly surprised by the clean, well-decorated interior, and the abundance of indoor/outdoor spaces.

Jesus, the house manager, took care of everything we needed, making for a stress free experience. We ended up eating most of our meals at the villa--the enchiladas and fresh fish were fantastic!!!

A top-notch vacation all around!
Jun 2012
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South Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 full bathrooms, ensuite and 1 half bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This property has a sister property below it, 'Marea Baja'. If you have more than 8 people in your party, it is no problem for us to book the villas together, gaining an extra 3 bedrooms!


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OCEANFRONT Villa - Marea Alta 4-bedrooms, STAFFED with PRIVATE POOL
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

beautiful facility. wonderful staff. glorious beach. worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camarillo, California

Incredible stay! We were impressed and pampered by the staff, the view and the house. Wow!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in to Villa Marea Alta we knew we had chosen the perfect place to spend 5 days. The house was better than we imagined with 180 degree views and so many places to sit, relax and enjoy. Our stay was greatly enhanced by the team on the ground who made sure we had everything we needed for a memorable stay. Olga prepared the best meals we had eaten in Puerto Vallarta! Jesus made sure that every one of our needs were met from the best Margaritas to day trip excursions to the perfect meal selections. The housekeeper and other staff were also great always working to make our stay one of the best trips in years. Thanks again. We certainly hope our travels will bring us back to Villa Marea Alta and the great team.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, 10 min beach walk to downtown. Incredible accommodating staff. On uncrowded beach.

  • 5 of 5

Here 7 nights on busiest week of year and had flawless service. We had a house man, an active property manager/concierge, a cook, a cleaning person and a night watchman. A very well run house. We enjoyed some of the best cooking we have experienced in Mexico. An overview to help folks plan:

Sleeping quarters. Basically 3 master bedrooms downstairs with an additional 2 bedroom apt down a separate set of stairs. The apartment would be an ideal setup for teens or family. Great beds.

The main living area: a very open setup on main level with multiple sitting areas and plenty of sun and shade for everyone's taste. Perched up high so you have a spectacular view of ocean, city and sunsets. North facing building reduces extra sun. The pool is on this level, is very well maintained and abuts the outdoor dining area, which is great. Includes an entire outdoor living room area as well. The view and location allowed us to watch whales breaching repeatedly.

The beach: a walk down private stairway to gate for Amapas beach. Very mellow small beach with light tourist footprint. No big waves with lots of nice rock formations (saw a lot of snorkeling) and not as rocky as most PV beaches. Beach chairs and umbrellas provided by property.

Location: just south of romantic quarter, a 10 min beach walk on a trail to the Malecon. You don't need a car and only used taxi for airport. Location is a highlight.

A shout out to the entire staff especially Rafael the bar man who kept the drinks coming. I recommend without reservation.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A+, *****

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying at this property, was excited to see same staff that was there few years prior as they are A+ 5 star great! Villa is open, airy and beautiful. Gives you an authentic Mexican vacation. Ocean views and sounds from every bedroom, sitting and dining areas. Beautiful views of sunsets and fireworks nearby. Walk right down to a beautiful beach. Extremely clean. *****

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunningly Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This villa on the beach more than met our expectations! Jesus, the houseman, did a great job of taking care of our needs. And Olga, the chef, is PHENOMENAL!!! You most certainly don't need to eat out. SHE'S REALLY GOOD, HONESTLY. The rest of the staff kept the place in excellent order. VERY CLEAN!!!! The view is breath taking and the best part, it's a very easy walk to town along the beach. Like 6/7 minute walk to Blue Chairs Beach area. Or you can cab it quite quickly. It was an average of 70 pesos . Cheap! 3 bedrooms all have there own view of beach and there is one bedroom further below, but no view. But hey, you aren't spending your time in the bedroom. Beautiful infinity pool for dipping. There is another villa directly below on the same property, just as stunning with a HUGE TERRACE, 3 bedrooms. There is a beautiful little cove that the villa sits on perfect for a swim if you don't want to walk to the bigger beach. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. So convenient!!!! The decor is what I would call rustic Mexican elegance, but yet with a homey relaxed feeling. A true gem!

Danny from Palm Springs

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing oceanfront villa and staff!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived everything was perfect, this house and staff are all "FIVE STAR". I am ready to book again for next year for a month. Thank you all, Sara, Jesus and all who made our trip relaxing and fun. See you all next January

Colleen, Tim, Leo, Cathy and Matt

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue Chairs
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Daiquiri Dick's (our favorite)
Nearest Beach
Playa Conchas Chinas
Car: not necessary

The Villa is about a mile from the main part of Puerto Vallarta. You can walk via the beach from here or take a quick taxi ride. All of your needs are taken care of by English-speaking staff, including a house manager, chef, and cleaning ladies. Laundry can be done as often as you like, just give it to the ladies who provide maid service!




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.