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Villa Estrella Mar - Luxury Beachfront Villa near Old Town PV with Full Staff

Bedrooms 7
Space 22,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms (sleeps 16), 9 Bathroom, Private Luxury Villa

Truly the finest rental in Puerto Vallarta, Villa Estrella Mar can sleep 16 guests in 7 indescribably unique bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings, custom furniture and one of a kind art collected throughout Mexico and South America is displayed throughout the villa. Master Suite level is over 4,000 square feet with expansive ocean views and a private balconies. This luxurious oceanfront property has easy and direct access to a secluded beach as well as a private pool and poolside terrace bar. exercise room, cable TV and complementary WiFi access. Full time staff of eight including English-speaking houseman and private chefs. Leave all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, and laundry to us and prepared to feel pampered. 24 hour security, locked compound. The Carriage House is also available (additional fee- see listing) to bring the capacity to 18. Also the perfect spot for a destination wedding.

Property Manager
Jordan MacPherson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Jordan MacPherson

Roger and Nancy MacPherson with the help of their daughter Jordan have worked to make this vacation destination an unparalleled experience. Together we have owned properties in Puerto Vallarta for over 25 years now and have always loved the friendly family culture and inviting environment. Villa Estrella Mar in PV was built with the idea of having an authentic rustic Mexican architectural experience. The design provides many private spaces to relax but has gathering places to celebrate together. Our staff is one of our biggest assets. The English-speaking house staff is there to help with any of your needs from adventures to food choice. They are employed full time and can be trusted as they pamper you and your friends.

Jordan MacPherson purchased this villa in 1995

Why Jordan MacPherson chose Amapas

The Romantic zone in Puerto Vallarta is a true treasure of Mexico, nestled below the plush jungle hillsides with its cobblestone roads and beautiful homes with phenomenal views. As the city has grown it has maintained its friendly personality and rustic feel, you will see families strolling hand in hand down the Malecon and will always feel safe. Villa Estrella Mar embraces this same personality and maintains that authentic rustic feel while being known as one of the most complete and beautiful villas in the entire world. The Villas closeness to Old Town is an easy walk by beach or by winding stone lane road. You are so close but without the vendor noise and hustle. It's truly a jewel and we would love to share it with you! There is no place in Puerto Vallarta that can even come close to the luxury and convenience that this Villa offers. It will truly be an experience you will not forget. Whether you are looking for an escape for the stresses of your every day life or a trip full of adventure, Puerto Vallarta will not disappoint.

What makes this villa unique

Thinking about a destination wedding in Mexico? Why not? Modern Bride magazine ranked Mexico as the fifth most popular destination for weddings in paradise. Spend your day at Villa Estrella Mar.

From quaint and casual to over the top luxury and sophistication, the wedding coordinator of your choice will design an unforgettable, personalized experience to suite your individual style and budget. They will handle every detail of your big day so you can relax, knowing that everything is taken care of. With the Sierra Madre Mountains as your backdrop, and the breath taking view of the ocean, Villa Estrella Mar is the perfect location.

Make your dream wedding a reality, and say ‘I Do’ at Villa Estrella Mar.

The warm helpful staff, an exquisite art collection that makes you feel like you are in a gallery, an unsurpassed location, the authentic architecture are sure to make you say this vacation was a sure “10” .

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thankful for being included on this amazing week in Mexico. We couldn’t have felt more welcome at Estrella Mar!! The Villa is wonderful.... you have done an outstanding job!! Personally it gave me a week to read, think, relax and escape the TV. You guys are great, hugs from us both!
Oct 2017
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Amapas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 22600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
  • 8 Full bathrooms with 1 Powder Room. (Each of the 6 suites has it's own ensuite private bathroom with shower and large tub, other two bathrooms have just shower).
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Junior Master Suite - 1 king
    Poolside Suite - 2 queen
    Terrace Suite - 1 king
    Seaside Suite - 1 king
    Cottage Suite - 1 king
    Carriage House - 1 king , Detached One Bedroom Apartment near Villa Entrance
    Master Suite - 1 king , Master Suite Level is nearly 4.000 sq.ft.
    Twin Room - 2 twin/ single , This room is a smaller 'kid's room' with two twin beds
  • Villa Estrella Mar sleeps 16 people in 6 indescribably unique rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings, custom furniture and art collected throughout Mexico and South America, no room is the same. There is a smaller 'kids' room with two twin beds and ensuite bathroom that can sleep two more. The Carriage House is also available (additional fee) to bring the capacity to 18.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Villa Estrella Mar - Luxury Beachfront Villa near Old Town PV with Full Staff
average rating of 5.0 based on 71 reviews
Durham, CA

Villa Estrella Mar hit it out of the park.

  • 5 of 5

What can I possibly say to summarize our experience at Estrella Mar that could convey how amazing it was? The location was perfect. The staff was phenomenal. The villa has more to offer than we ever expected. What a perfect trip for our large group. From the moment we first walked onto the veranda during sunset to the last person on the taxi back to the airport, Paco and company were there to help with everything but not in a bothersome way. They perfectly balance being present to run this amazing facility but not intrusive so that you feel like it is just your group. This is a very open classic villa floor plan with many stairs and open windows. Most days there is a breeze that would flow thru most rooms and at night they would close up the rooms and turn on the AC units and the rooms were very comfortable quickly. The walk to old town is super simple along the beach from the locked gates. The semi-private beach gets a few people during the heat of the day but there was always room for us. In the water there was lots of fish, sting rays, and jelly fish and a few of our group had stings, but these were not very painful and within an hour they were gone. A few of the beds were a little more rigid than our group was used to. A few people got no-see-um bites near their ankles and for the life of us we could never find out where they came from. We did see a couple mosquitoes but these were fairly rare, but about half of our group said they got a bite at one time or another. So whether you just want to sit in a chair and spend the day reading a book and listening to the surf or want to have a pool party with some music, Villa Estrella Mar has it covered. We made some great memories that will be with us a long time.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary house, extraordinary staff, and an extraordinary experience!

  • 5 of 5

16 of us just spent a week at Estrella Mar and had an incredible time.

The food was fantastic. I cannot believe the selectaion and quality of food that Lola and Lupe were able to deliver. We gave them a standing ovation every night. Order the fish with potatoes for one of your dinners, as well as the Conchinita Pibil - you won’t be disappointed. We ate at several nice restaurants - La Palapa, etc..., and the food at our house was on par or better than any restaurant that we visited. Plus, the 16 of us would spend the evening around the dinner table and enjoy the view and sunset from our own home.

The staff was friendly and more than willing to help. They helped us with everything from arranging airport transportation to setting up a birthday surprise party. Paco will be your lifeline. He will give you advice on what to do, recommendations for places to go, and logistical suggestions on how to get there.

The house - there are very few houses that could compare to Estrella Mar. it is so big that it will take you a few days to find all of the rooms. It is enormous and authentically decorated. It is like you have moved into an art and sculpture gallery for a week. The staff keep the house perfectly clean, which is a feat given its size. The whole house opens up so you can see the view, which is simply breathtaking from every balcony, the living room and the dining room. The only challenge we had was because the house opens up so much, that if there is a heat wave the air conditioners cannot keep up. Our stay had an unusual level of high heat and humidity, but if you take a cool shower before bed you will be fine.

The location could not have been better, it felt secluded, yet if you walk 150 yards you will be at the beach clubs (but you cannot hear them or anything else).

In short, we cannot recommend Estrella Mar, the incredible staff, and the very response owner highly enough. If you are on the fence, BOOK IT AS FAST AS YOU CAN!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pampered in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 5 amazing days at Villa Estrella Mar to celebrate my husband's birthday with a large group of family and friends. From the beginning, Jordan was very attentive to all my questions and responded quickly to all my emails. She managed to answer all my questions throughout the whole process. The Villa itself is gorgeous and it had plenty of room and areas for us to all gather and relax. You can't beat the location and the views...breathtaking!! We were all so impressed and extremely happy with the service the entire staff provided throughout our whole time there. They were so attentive and genuinely nice people who want to make your trip the best experience ever. They even accommodated us with a crib and high chair for our son. The meals were all very delicious and were made with high quality food. You can tell the chefs take great pride in their meals and food presentation. It was so nice to be pampered throughout the day with chips, guacamole, salsa, quesadillas, margaritas and piña coladas! It was truly a magnificent Mexican vacation! We were so sad to leave and we hope to return one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauty, service and luxury far beyond all expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from an unforgettable experience at Villa Estrella Mar. The Villa far surpassed all of our expectations. 18 of our friends stayed at the villa with ample room for all families. The staff was exceptional. They tended to our every need with friendliness and professionalism. You can tell they love their jobs and want to provide the best experience for their guests. The luxury of the Villa is unsurpassed. The photos truly cannot do it justice. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. We were sad to leave, but we are already planning our return next year! Book your stay! You won't regret the choice.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mastermind retreat went really well

  • 5 of 5

Our mastermind retreat went really well. The Villa is just stunning, no other way to put it. The staff are exceptional, Paco, Giovani, Lupe all of them are top notch professionals and great people. The old town Puerto Vallarta is great with some excellent restaurants and small shops. Fresh guac was to die for, margaritas were delicious and the views will punch you in the gut and take your breath away :) I would recommend this place for business retreats and family vacations, although not sure about bringing small children. Also, July is very hot and humid, so keep that in mind. The rooms are very comfortable at night with the AC, but during the day you need to be at the beach or by the pool often enough to keep cool.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about Estrella Mar is perfect. The beauty of it will take your breath away. The villa, the staff, the food, the location, and the art - all of it combined made it heaven on earth. We had a group of 16 and everyone wanted to plan a trip back to Estrella Mar.

This has to be one of the best places in Puerto Vallarta - the views and the location on the private beach are wonderful. The pool is a special spot too - and while you are there you are served delicious food and drinks - perfection. We liked everything about Estrella Mar - especially the superior service we received from the staff - Thank you Paco..... can't wait to return

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
many restaurants w/in minutes or eat at the Villa
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Amapas Beach (right below the villa)
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 16.0%

If you want to rent Carriage House in addition to sleep another two guests, the rates are as follows:

May 1st to Oct 31st per night rate: $130
Nov 1st to Apr 30th per night rate: $145
Three night minimum.

For Weddings (Up to 70 Guests): $2,900 Fee plus $2,000 Refundable Damage Deposit. Five night minimum stay for weddings. Please contact Jordan for more information.

All Deposits are non refundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund