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Zona Romantica Charm In Abundance Near Los Muertos Beach, Blue Chairs, Downtown

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

5 large bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, Terrace, Ocean Views, Pool, Central location

5 bedroom, 6 bath vacation house with views in the Zona Romantica, Romantic Zone. Near Los Muertos Beach, Blue Chairs, restaurants, shopping, clubs and bars. A total of 9 bedrooms are available for your groups of up to 18 people.

Rent the 5 bedroom, 6 bath vacation house at Bugambilia Blanca and enjoy charm in abundance combined with delightful ocean views and a convenient location in the Zona Romantica, Romantic Zone. Ideal for both beach and downtown, walk out of Bugambilia Blanca and you will be moments away from Los Muertos Beach and all the nearby attractions of the Zona Romantica. The Blue and Green chairs beach cafes as well as shopping, restaurants, bars and clubs; you can walk to everything…

Large and comfortable accommodations accommodate groups of up to 10 people and the 5 bedroom house rental occupies levels 3 and 4 of Bugambilia Blanca - the main entrance is between levels 2 and 3 - so you have the upper part of the property completely to yourselves. And if more people would like to join you… rent the additional 2 bedroom condo on level 2 of Bugambilia Blanca for a total of 7 bedrooms. Or rent the entire property, all 9 bedrooms, for your group of up to 18 people by adding 2 extra bedrooms on level 1.

On those days when you would prefer to stay home our outdoor pool and great sun deck area are fairly recent additions to Bugambilia Blanca and are an ideal spot to enjoy some fun in the sun outdoors. Our housekeeper's daughters may also be hired for the duration of your stay to prepare your favorite Mexican dishes amongst others. Usually two consecutive meals a day such as breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner, although the current trend has become for a late brunch with an early dinner. Maid service is three times a week.

Architecturally, Bugambilia Blanca was designed by local architect Jose Jorge Prieto Castellanos and was built in the more traditional Mexican Colonial style, with larger rooms, those great tile floors, and charm in abundance. Each level of the property has a wonderful breezeway terrace where you can sit and relax enjoying the views and the calm ocean breeze. You'll enjoy the vacation house and staying at Bugambilia Blanca.

More Details

Clive Michael Marks
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Clive Michael Marks

I first started coming to Puerto Vallarta in 1997 with my now ex partner at a time when I thought I had everything I wanted; the good job, the nice car and the lovely home in Dulwich on the the south side of London. But something seemed to be missing and I missed the enthusiasm, excitement and passion for life I had known as a very young man. We only have one life to live and there is no time for regrets and so in 1998 Simon and I sold and gave away just about everything we owned, to start a new life and a new adventure in beautiful and sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico...

Clive Michael Marks purchased this villa in 1998

Why Clive Michael Marks chose Amapas

After three visits within 10 months to this amazing tropical paradise called Puerto Vallarta I was hooked - you just feel so good here - and as luck would have it, we stumbled upon Bugambila Blanca during the last few days of a three week stay. A quick decision had to be made and though it was never in our mind to leave London for Mexico, this beautiful vacation house appealed to us so very strongly I just knew we had to make it ours.

What makes this villa unique

Wonderful architecture with charm in abundance

Large and spacious accommodations with breezeway terraces

Close proximity to Los Muertos Beach, Blue Chairs and downtown

Village like feel of the Zona Romantica, Romantic Zone south side Vallarta

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed here for a full week with two other couples, and it was perfect. Each of us had our own room and bathroom, and the living area and balcony were perfect. We were within a 5-10 minute walk to the beach and anything in Zona Romantica, and the area was very safe.

I would highly recommend staying here if you are traveling with close friends or relatives and want to be in Zona Romantica.

Clive, the owner, was most hospitable and friendly.
Nov 2011
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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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Private bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Private bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Private bathroom with shower
  • Two additional bedrooms available, one with King bed the other with Queen bed and both with full bathroom with toilet and shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Maid service provided three times per week and included in rental rate. Personal cook available for your stay for small additional charge to prepare your favourite Mexican dishes, usually brunch and dinner. Complimentary wireless Internet for your wireless devices. Private breezeway terraces looking out to the ocean.


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Zona Romantica Charm In Abundance Near Los Muertos Beach, Blue Chairs, Downtown
average rating of 4.875 based on 12 reviews

Excellent value for small to large group

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time we've spent a week in Puerto Vallarta and we enjoyed our time at Bugambilia Blanca Vacation House. We were a large group of 18 people and rented the entire 9 bedrooms. Having the entire building was nice for our group as we could do what we wanted and not bother anyone else. While the home is not the Four Seasons, it's an excellent value for the space, location and price!

The property description was accurate. It was nice for each couple to have their own bedroom and bathroom, in addition another bathroom in two of the living areas. Each bedroom area is separate from the living area with your own keys, except for the very top bedroom which is open to the 4th floor living area but still private. The furnishings are a bit older in most of the living areas, but are well maintained and clean. The many patios and decks helped to take in the views and also all the windows and sliding doors kept the space well ventilated. While a few of the rooms didn't have air conditioning, the many fans and the ability to open windows and doors kept everyone comfortable.

The top two floors have nice views of Puerto Vallarta and the ocean. It's true the highway can be noisy but we had no complaints from our group and everyone slept well. All three living areas had plenty of seating and room for many at the dining tables. The fourth floor had a nice smart TV with access to netflix/etc. The kitchens were well stocked with dishes, pots, pans, knives, etc for cooking. We mostly cooked our own breakfasts and went out for the other meals.

As others have mentioned, the house is on the hill but the stairs are very manageable. It was nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still just a short walk away from everything. While a taxi from the beach or romantic zone is cheap, it really wasn't necessary for our group.

The house was large enough for everyone to have their own space, come together when you wanted to but be alone if you wanted to. The pool area was a fun gathering place with enough space to do a morning workout on the deck and have a nice splash after. The pool was very clean and not over-chlorinated.

Clive was an amazing host from booking until the back at the airport. He did everything possible to offer advice, help with booking transportation, help with ideas for activities and restaurant recommendations, pretty much a nice concierge to have!

We would not hesitate booking this property again for our group!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How did I miss this! Thank you for your kind words about your stay at Bugambilia Blanca and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. With nine bedrooms and lots of space the house will comfortably accommodate 18 people. Oh and just to point out to others reading this, there are a couple of ways of getting to Bugambilia Blanca, which is only a couple of blocks from Los Muertos Beach, that does not involve using stairs. Great having you here and hope to see you again! Clive Michael Marks
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Wonderful, traditional property with private pool!

  • 5 of 5

I work for a tech start-up and we all work remotely. Once per year, we meet up in one location to work together for one week. This year it was Puerto Vallarta and we stayed at Bugambilia Blanca for 7 nights. It was the perfect location. I booked the whole villa, plus the additional 2 bed villa. In total it was 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, over 3 floors. I did many days research on PV and I can tell you that this is the only place with a private pool that you can get a 7 bed / 7 bath property for this price. Clive was very accommodating as we all arrived at different times and he patiently waited for us all and helped to explain how everything worked. The villa is lovely. It's in traditional style with a communal lounge/kitchen on each floor and the open balcony connecting the bedrooms. Each room is quite private. There are lovely breezes on the balconies to help moderate the hot'n'humid PV weather. If you rent the whole 7 bed villa, then the pool is private. The pool area was great! The perfect place to relax. The pool was a good size. Way bigger than the plunge pools that are common in PV. The villa is spotless and very comfortable. We also hired the housekeeper to cook for us. This was amazing! Took away all the pressure of having to get 7 guys to agree on a place to eat. Everyone agreed the food was delicious and the ladies were very willing to get extra ingredients / take care of special dietary requirements. We weren't always the most punctual for meal times and i appreciated that they didn't give us a hard time over it. They were very understanding! I can confirm what Clive has said about the internet/wifi. It seems to be a problem all over PV. I've been several times to PV and always had the same issue. It was certainly better at Bugambilia than at other villas i've stayed at. 7 of us working at the same time could cause problems but, that would cause a problem for even the fastest internet connection. the location of the villa is good. It's about a 10 minute walk to the beach. It's opposite a small liquor store and about a 1 minute walk to a good sized convenience store that sells pretty much everything. Overall we were very happy with our stay at Bugambilia Blanca. The accommodation was excellent, as was Clive. I'd definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: An update to this review, who stayed with us June 2016; the installation of a WiFi access point in the fourth floor upper level, combined with a new and higher speed fiber optic service, is providing more consistent and better reliable internet access. Bugambilia Blanca continues to be a great choice for group rentals and now available to rent the entire property, as a 9 bedroom, 10 bathroom villa rental, is comfortably accommodating groups of up to 18 people.
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The property is well maintained, safe and clean

  • 4 of 5

Clive is a very gracious host and was extremely helpful not only with arranging the cooks and our meals but also suggesting places to go and things to see. We had a problem with one of our 'adventures' and Clive made a few phone calls for us and helped straighten it out. The cooks made some amazing meals. The villa is very well maintained. Housekeeping was excellent. There are a lot of steps but it is Puerto Vallarta. The location was a short walk into town as well as a short walk and down some stairs to the beach. We never waited at the driveway more than a few minutes for a cab.

I was slightly concerned as we had to wire money down for the deposit. It was not an issue though. The wifi is spotty within the property, especially if everyone is trying to connect. But we were on it wasn't a huge problem.

We had the 3rd and 4th floors. The second floor remained vacant during our stay but there are 2 more bedrooms that can be rented on that floor. Overall, our group was satisfied and we would stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another satisfied group stay renting our five bedroom house and our housekeeper’s daughters continue to amaze with their excellent cooking skills. Their bistec Mexicana (Mexican steak) and chile rellenos (stuffed chillies) are fast becoming the new favorite dishes. Spotty Wi-Fi seems to be common in Vallarta so I believe this is more to do with Telmex, Mexico’s main telephone service provider, as some times connection and speed are excellent while other times not so. Meanwhile, we are investigating an alternative Wi-Fi signal distribution product that will use the house’s electrical wiring to transmit the signal around the property. Just to clarify, there are some steps leading into the property from the car park and the house rental is one flight of stairs up from the main entrance plus the floor above. Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Great place for a great price

  • 5 of 5

We rented the two bedroom condo on the lower floor for the week of new years eve and we loved it. Clive is a great host and he genuinely cares that his guests have a wonderful stay. The open air lay-out was fantastic, the bed was comfortable, the condo was clean, and it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. At this price point, you can't beat it! And if you want to be in zona romantica, it is steps down the hill. We have been to PV twice now, and this is just down the street from the condo that we stayed in last time, which we also enjoyed. But next time I come back, I will stay here again. Thanks Clive!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another lovely review from guests enjoying the two bedroom creek view condo on the second floor of Casa Bugambilia Blanca, that we usually add to the house when accommodating larger groups. The covered breezeway terrace that connects the rooms of the condo, creating a delightful open-air layout, continues to be one of the favourite features by our guests. That and our convenient location for both beach and town in the Zona Romantica. Thank you for the review and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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Great location, Clive is Great

  • 5 of 5

Okay, a quick bit of background, this was my second trip to PV, and the second time I've stayed in this part of PV. I'm a big fan of the location, I don't think you can do any better.

The rental is right off the main road, but you barely notice any of that noise. We rented the second floor, and the space is huge. Very open-air living, traditional Mexican decor, and pretty much what you expect from a rental in PV.

Clive is definitely a friendly, accommodating, and helpful host. The only drawback, is the new construction, that is right next to the building. It certainly cuts off the view, and for some people could be annoying. It didn't bother me in the slightest, and actually it probably made the space feel more intimate. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests enjoyed renting the two bedroom creek view condo that we often add to the five bedroom house rental to accommodate larger groups. This condo sits lower down in the property with a view down to the creek, unlike the house rental, which has a more open view looking out to the ocean and the surrounding area. And people continue to enjoy the covered breezeway terraces that connect the living area and bedrooms of each level of Bugambilia Blanca, creating a very pleasant open-air living space.
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Glorious Week in PV

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough on how wonderful our stay was . Clive is the most gracious host. We stayed a full week and had no complaints with Clive or the property. Beautiful views, clean and spacious, felt just like home. I would stay again, and recommend to my friends.

Thanks again Clive.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Various options
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Various options
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Los Muertos Beach
Car: not necessary

Stay at Bugambilia Blanca vacation house and enjoy all the charm and attractions of vibrant Zona Romantica Puerto Vallarta as well as our famous Los Muertos Beach, which is also home to the Blue Chairs and Green Chairs beach cafes. Sitting under a shady Palapa with your toes in the sand looking at the enchanting ocean while enjoying one of your favourite drinks sound like just the thing? The popular south side of town is very much a walking neighbourhood to explore where you will discover many interesting places to visit nearby, such as Olas Altas street with its large selection of restaurants, bars and shops plus street side cafes where you can sit and watch local Vallarta life go by. As well as a vibrant nightlife scene the Zona Romantica is also well known for its many speciality shops, markets and art galleries.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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