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Steps From The Beach---Luxury Villa--Original Art & Artifacts, Private with View

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Los Muertos Beach Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 5 Full Baths, Private Terrace & Pool, Sleeps 8

Steps from Los Muertos Beach, this deluxe villa, for years the home of an American architect and artist, and his designer wife, combines the very best of old-world Mexican charm, with every modern convenience. Original art and artifacts, collected by the owners from their travels worldwide, give the house a level of personal charm rarely seen in rental property. The octagonal living room opens on every side to either the pool, one of the four al fresco dining areas, or the large dining room which seats 8 people comfortably. Each of the four bedrooms opens via grand double doors to a beautifully landscaped sunning terrace, and two of those bedrooms open as well onto a more intimate smaller terrace. With daily maid service and optional cook, the villa offers a rare opportunity to experience Mexico as it can and should be.

For the auto averse, the house is within a comfortable walk to the restaurants and shops of Old Town Vallarta, the Zona Romantica.

  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Keith Musselman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Steps From The Beach---Luxury Villa--Original Art & Artifacts, Private with View
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

¡Que Magnifique!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Ladera was fantastic! I entertained two different groups during my stay. The first group included a total of eight women ranging in age from 28 to 79! We were celebrating my mom's 79th birthday. The management set each room up with two twin beds to accommodate each of us comfortably. This is a perfect villa for a girls getaway! Within walking distance to everything...beach, restaurants, shopping and more! We ended up cooking almost all of our meals in the villa it was so wonderful! We even brought in a chef for a molé cooking class! It was fabulous!

After four nights, the girls flew home and my husband and four other couples arrived. The management converted the rooms into all king beds! We also added one of the lower rooms/suites for the additional worked great!

Each room has air conditioning and had a fan...very comfortable. The living room is is the perfect temperature all day and night! The pool was cool and refreshing! The kitchen was beautifully equipped! The entire villa was utilized. Plenty of space to come together...and plenty of private space for self reflection. We never felt crowded. It was fantastic!

There are quite a few stairs that lead up to the villa, but most of them are very low profile, so it makes it very easy scale....even for my mom who was turning 79! The beach is very close and beautiful. We even grabbed a private boat at the Los Muertos pier and went snorkeling at Los Arcos followed by a beach day at Yelapa and short hike to the waterfall there! A MUST do! Swimming under the waterfall is fantastic! All this for $20/pp...boat, snorkeling, beach and waterfall...priceless!

We will definitely be returning to Casa Ladera! Thank you Mark for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautfiul villa - perfect for our group!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Casa Ladera with a multi-generational family group of three married couples, four young adults, and three children, using all four of the rooms in the home, as well as one of the studio apartments. The home worked so well for this situation. Mark, Keith, Patricia, and Ivan took wonderful care of us. If only we could have stayed longer than a week!

The home: Gracious, with ideal indoor-outdoor living via huge wooden doors that can be thrown open to the perfect weather. Small and refreshing pool, classy decor, well-stocked kitchen. Wi-fi spotty in interior areas--to be expected with concrete construction. My favorite spots were the huge outdoor table covered by a palapa umbrella, the living room--open on three sides to the outdoors, and the cushioned pool lounge.

Staff: Attentive to guests and to details. Rooms were cleaned nicely each day. We hired Pati and Ivan for several meals---the food and the service were outstanding. For a couple of meals our group of 13 increased to 18, and they handled it ably. Highlights included a huge bowl of ceviche, carne asada from the grill, whole fish, chiles rellenos, chilaquiles, and a tres leches cake procured for my husband's birthday. Plentiful leftovers made for tasty lunches and snacks throughout our stay.

Location: convenient to beach, shops, and restaurants, with a lovely view (even if some of it is *through* an under-construction hotel). I love walking and exploring the city, and this is a great location for that. Of course the area is hilly, with many steps, including a nearby long staircase to Los Muertos beach. Taxis are plentiful and the bus can be caught nearby.

The whole process and all communication was smooth from start to finish, making for a relaxing vacation. We will not hesitate to return to Casa Ladera!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Simply Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Ladera was by far the best place our group had ever stayed at in Puerto Vallarta. We had four couples. No worries here about tripping over one another. The whole place is so open and spacious with a gorgeous view of the bay and PV. Like most places in PV, it is some walking and steps to town and beaches but so worth that minor inconvenience. Be sure to have the housekeeper make you a meal early on in your stay. Our group waited until the last night. She fixed so much of everything including freshly made margaritas to her mouthwatering dessert. We had so many leftovers and it was our last evening. Have a dinner early in the week for plenty of leftovers during your stay. You won't be disappointed with your meal. The owner is very friendly and accessible should you need anything. I highly recommend Cass Ladera!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Loved it and plan on going back again!

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth year going to Puerto Vallarta and this is our favorite place to stay yet. We are definitely considering rebooking for next year and can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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The perfect spot for our company retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I recently took my company of 14 on retreat to Casa Ladera and highly recommend it for business or personal travel. The property is beautiful with amazing ocean views, the large rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff is beyond friendly. Plus, the location is perfect. A five minute walk takes you straight to the beach or into the thick of Zona Romantica.

Owners Mark and Keith are extremely helpful. They converted single rooms into doubles to accommodate our large group, arranged transportation from the airport, and offered suggestions for nearby destinations and restaurants. We've been on several company retreats in the past and their assistance made this our easiest trip to plan by far.

Ivan and Juanita, the groundskeeper and housekeeper at Ladera, are perhaps the highlight of the whole experience. They are both so friendly and fun to talk to. Do not pass up the chance to have them make a meal for your group at the house. Juanita's dishes are delicious and outdo any restaurant you'll find in town.

We had a great time and will definitely be returning to Casa Ladera!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Fantastic Stay at Casa Ladera

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place, we had a fantastic time at Casa Ladera. We had 9 family members with ages ranging from 10 to 74. The house was perfect. There was enough privacy in the bedrooms for the two couples. Everyone enjoyed the open living / dining rooms and the kids loved the pool. The house is close to the beach and to town, very convenient. As much as we loved the house we absolutely adored the staff. We decided against restaurants, with that many people just making a decision on where to eat could be debilitating. So as recommended by Mark we hired Juanita and Ivan to prepare our breakfast and dinner. It was amazing, the food was fantastic. We are picky - typically healthy eaters. We did menus each day for the next. They went shopping, everything was fresh. They made great breakfasts, even arriving early to accommodate our schedule. They grilled chicken, beef and fresh fish, with vegetables, salads and great deserts. We mentioned that we loved cevache and the next day they prepared not one but three types of shrimp / octopus cevache along with some of the most fresh and delicious tuna sashimi I have ever had. Wow!! Quality food and wonderful service. Juanita and Ivan are amazing. Hiring the staff to cook is great option you may want to consider.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Tuna sashimi....who knew? Thanks for the heads up and the great review.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Puerto Vallarta, MX (PVR)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Multiple Choices
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Public Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Multiple Choices
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Los Muertos
Car: not necessary

Located a few blocks from the center of Zona Romantica and a short walk to the beach, the villa is within minutes by foot or car from Puerto Vallarta's hundreds of restaurants, shopping, clubs, and sightseeing.


Rates & Availability

Los Muertos Beach Villa Rental Rates

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Sep 11 2016 - Dec 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 4 2016 - Apr 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 2 2017 - Jun 3 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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Los Muertos Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - shower , Pool Area Facility
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Divides to twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Divides to twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Divides into twins
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Divides into twins
  • Each Bedroom opens onto a large private sunning terrace, and each has its own private full bath.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Daily maid service included. Private cook available for additional fee. Airport Transfers Available.

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