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Beachfront and Beside New Marina Close to town

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7+

We have our own private Concierge Team who will help you with things like: tours, massages, private cook or chef, fishing excursions, restaurant reservations, help with Spanish, babysitting and much more. They will also be your go-to with unit questions or issues you may encounter.

Note: All unit pictures were taken June of 2015,

Wonderful authentic Mexican villa. PRIVATE Beachfront property. Private Pool, Private Yard. On the Puerto Vallarta Banderas Bay. Straight out the window see the sparkling city lights of the City of Puerto Vallarta.

Concrete and Marble Construction. Ideal location for the adventure minded traveler. Swim in your private kidney-shaped pool - step off the property and directly on the beach. Barbecue by the pool, or cook in air-conditioned comfort

in the full size kitchen.

The ocean is out one door and the mountains are out the other. Watch or participate in the boating in the quaint marina a 2 minute walk away. The house and carport areas are fully gated. An in house chef is available - experience this once during your trip for a special occasion. This villa is ready to fulfill your vacation needs.

Location: You have it all in La Cruz. You have the peace and quiet of your own villa right on the ocean, yet centrally located between all the popular hot spots to visit. The Puerto Vallarta Airport is only 12 miles away. Attend the hugely popular 'Sunday Market' on the marina front. 100's of people come for miles to attend this weekly event (Nov -April). You can also hit other nearby towns via a short bus or boat ride or drive. The city bus stop for all these places is just a few blocks away.

La Cruz is a great 'central' location, as it is midway between Puerto Vallarta to the south, and Punta Mita at the far end of the bay to the north.

Punta Mita is home to the famous Jack Nicklaus signature designed golf course and the exclusive Four Seasons Hotel complex. Other nearby towns include Bucerias with great authentic Mexican restaurants and shopping, or Nuevo Vallarta and Marina Vallarta. Also enjoy the brand new multi-million dollar marina built within a stones throw of the villa. Stroll the stops or eat at the restaurant surrounded by water!

This unit was built in 1998. The best thing about this unit is it's location of direct beachfront with it's own private pool and yard only for your group. It's also so convenient to town, restaurants, the marina and more. Easy walking distance! This is a great deal for a direct Beachfront unit with private pool and yard.

More Details

Owner
Joni Knutson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Joni Knutson

From Minnesota. Have managed this and our other 3 PV properties starting in 2002. We'd love to add you to our family of repeat guests.

We even made a business of it - owning 4 similar units in the area. We use a unit in high season, but that leaves 3 for you! Jenna lives in the area full time and will be your personal concierge while you're there. You don't have to worry to coming to a unit that hasn't been well attended to while the owner is away.

Joni Knutson purchased this villa in 2002

Why Joni Knutson chose Nayarit

The Beach is where it's at! This is a great beach location yet steps from the new La Cruz marina which has lots going for it from markets, to shops to restaurants and entertainment. Watch the boats enter the marina right in front of the house!

What makes this villa unique

Private pool for your group only and directly on the beach.

We have our own private Concierge Team who will help you with things like: tours, massages, private cook or chef, fishing excursions, restaurant reservations, help with Spanish, babysitting and much more. They will also be your go-to with unit questions or issues you may encounter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Joni

So far we are loving your villa and all is well

We are surprised by how much La Cruz has to offer

and are looking forward to spending more time here next year

We both are wishing we hadn't already booked the next 7

Nights in PV

Oh well you live and learn

Thanks again

Bob and Debbie
Jan 2014
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Amenities

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Note certain times of the year we may be able to allow early-in and/or late-out. Fees apply. Check with owner.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm System
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large Bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Note being remodeled to a king bed. Coming later 2017.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Note being remodeled to a king bed. Coming later 2017.
    Master - 1 king
  • An additional Queen size inflatable may be added. Also have baby pack-n-play for a small rental fee.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
People love this unit for it's location. Beachfront yet on the edge of La Cruz, it's convenient to the 60 restaurants in La Cruz and next to the new marina built in 2009. We have our own private Concierge Team who will help you with things like: tours, massages, private cook or chef, fishing excursions, restaurant reservations, help with Spanish, babysitting and much more. They will also be your go-to with unit questions or issues you may encounter. Roku stations include: Netflix, USTVNow = ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, My9, NBC, PBS, A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Bravo, CNBC, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, ESPN, ESPN2, FX, Fox News, Freeform, History, Lifetime, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBC Sports, Nickelodeon, Spike, Sundance, Syfy, TLC, Universal, USA Notable amenities or some not noted above: - Whole house filtered water - Directly on the beach - Not a High Rise Condo - Not a stacked hillside condo - Your own private pool for your group only - Ceiling fans in addition to A/C

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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average rating of 4.6363635 based on 18 reviews
5

Everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This place had everything we needed. Air conditioning, comfortable beds, full kitchen, clean swimming pool, direct access to the beach, plenty of restaurants within walking distance, and much more. Hammock outside under the palapa is a great place to relax while listening to the waves.

If you're driving, the road the villa is on is really bumpy but not a big deal to me.

We worked with the host to hire an in-house massage. The masseuse was fine setting up the table and giving the massage outside in the shade. Relaxing massage while listening to the waves, are you kidding me?! My wife has had many massages around the world and she said this masseuse was the best by far. Ask for Abigail!

We also arranged for a private chef to cook dinner at the villa once. Turned out to be a an excellent meal and the service was superb!

Look for the giant lizards that come out from under the pavement to sunbath by the pool. Pretty cool to see!

This villa is perfect if you're the type who enjoys a little separation from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas, while being close enough to visit those areas when you're ready.

There are several security cameras around the outside of the villa which is a normal thing, but there were also two cameras inside the villa. One facing the front entry door and one in the living room facing towards the rear windows. Not that big of a deal to me but just guests should be aware of it.

Wonderful property, would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

beautiful, quiet, relaxing, clean, organized, EXCELLENT ATTENTION from the owner Joni!

  • 5 of 5

I recommended 200%!!! 👌🏼 😀

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautiful! The environment is peaceful and was the perfect setting for our very relaxing vacation. We felt that we were in our own world, with the private pool and beach access, yet it is an easy walk to restaurants and town. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks, and it wasn't long enough to enjoy everything the area offered. The house stayed comfortable without using the air conditioner at all. The kitchen was equipped with everything needed to prepare an elaborate meal, although I have to admit we cooked very little. There are so many restaurants within walking distance or a short drive from the villa. The Sunday market at the Marina is a great place to pick up souvenirs and fresh food. Joni and the staff respond quickly to questions and/or problems. This villa in La Cruz is a place to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the garden, the waves, and the laid back atmosphere. Thanks Joni, for sharing your villa with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Overall the property was exactly what we were looking for. Comfortable, clean, and romantic. It is well represented in the photos. We did not want to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house & kid friendly beach / town

  • 3 of 5

Great rating all around! What we liked about it?

1 - The house - good open air kitchen setup, nice living room / dining area, wonderful pool area, nice hammocks under the palapa. New washer/dryer. Fans that help circulate air everywhere!

2. The beach - amazingly clean and wave free beach. Just perfect if you have kids who want to play and frolick in the sand and "surf" all day. We had three 4-year old toddlers and they loved it. Best clean beach in the northern PV area

3. The Town - La Cruz is definitely a mexican village, and is for those who want to be off the beaten path. Not for those who want a resort or tourity vibe. Yet even here, restaurants we want to were amazing and many were run by ex-pats and served people from all around. The Heladeria on the town square makes popsicles that you will never find anywhere else - its that good. And the fact that the fish market/ fishermen dock right next to the house!

Joni: The best! Made it all easy

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
PVR

La Cruz is a great growing area. It’s about 12 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta airport in the more newly developed end of the Bay of Banderas. La Cruz is a town of about 1 square mile which started out as a small fishing village. Although the fishermen still continue the tradition and bring their fresh catches in every day for you to purchase directly, there is now a lot more going on than that. In 2009, La Cruz finished a brand new marina. It’s said to be the biggest of the 3 marinas in the Bay. The marina has shops and restaurants and entertainment. The construction of the marina has brought in many new and exciting things to the town too, such as lots of new restaurants, shops, bars and entertainment. On high season Sundays you’ll find the La Cruz Open Market which lines the marina with over 100 vendors and draws 100’s of people from around the Bay to see the unique goods that are offered such as hand made jewelry, fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, sauces, hand made hair ornaments and much more. The restaurants vary from things such as the doctor who opens his house to make brisket type meat tacos with delicious sauce choices, to restaurants with trained chefs on staff. There are also wonderful locals who give great services for things such as massages in house, in house chef and much more. You’ll leave having Mexican friends! We have our own private Concierge Team who will help you with things like: tours, massages, private cook or chef, fishing excursions, restaurant reservations, help with Spanish, babysitting and much more. They will also be your go-to with unit questions or issues you may encounter.

Guests love the location of this because it's on the edge of town so very easy to walk to anywhere in the town which is about a square mile. Looks are deceiving in this fishing village. Behind the doors you'll find lots of activity, beautiful Mexican architecture, surprising stores and restaurants. Ever since the new marina was built in 2009 - lots of new things have come to this town to accommodate the large volume of boating activity. Come experience this town and it's authentic Mexican feel.

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Rates & Availability

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Regular Season 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Regular Season 2017
Dec 3 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Xtra prime
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
$255
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Dec 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$205
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Clean Fee $70

Pets are considered

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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