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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Mark Thivierge
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

Amenities

Amapas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • 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
Notes:
Daily maid service included. Private cook available for additional fee. Airport Transfers Available.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Steps From The Beach---Luxury Villa--Original Art & Artifacts, Private with View
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
5

Pure Mexican Charm

  • 5 of 5

There are no strangers at Casa Ladera, only new friends who'll make you feel part of the family. Our group of 8 stayed for the week. From the moment you crest the top step the panoramic view will carry away your stress. You're on vacation and everything's gonna be all right. Each of the four separate bedrooms has it's own private bathroom. The kitchen and living room are open to the patio, pool and ultimately, the view. There's even an extra bathroom and shower for the pool area. Mark is a wonderful host, providing all kinds of information and tips ahead of time to make your stay more memorable. After we arrived, we appreciated that he took the time to check in on us a few times. The housekeeper Patricia and groundskeeper Ivan were remarkable as well. We had them prepare a traditional breakfast for us and it was outstanding. We also enjoyed a home-cooked dinner who's memory won't fade any time soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Place to Call Home For the Week

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Casa Ladera. Our group (a mix of couples and singles) have been coming to Vallarta for years. And with the incredible rate of construction, redevelopment and modernization going on around every corner these days, it's getting more and more difficult to find group lodging that reflects some of that traditional Old Vallarta charm. We found what we were looking for this year at Casa Ladera. Loved the location. Spacious single-level layout. Great flow. Well-appointed. Charmingly decorated. Wonderful heated pool. Friendly staff. Owner Mark could not have been easier to work with from our first communication to a post-visit follow-up. We opted to have breakfast and dinner prepared for us four of seven days. Patti can cook! Loved every meal. And easily accommodated some special dietary needs within our group. You cannot go wrong with a stay at Casa Ladera.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias amigos. It was a pleasure hosting your group. M.
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5

Fabulous Home, Exceptional Owners!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Ladera is a gorgeous villa located right in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. We rented the villa for a family of six (including 4 "twenty-somethings") over the Thanksgiving week and we could not have had a more wonderful experience. The central location meant each of us had complete freedom to do whatever we wanted to do whenever we wanted to do it! The beach, the bars, the restaurants, the shops, the Malecon, the flea market, etc. were so convenient and accessible! Of course, Puerto Vallarta is quite hilly, the streets are cobblestone and the sidewalks are uneven. The walk to and from Casa Ladera is no exception and could be a consideration for people with physical limitations or who just don't like to get exercise!

The house itself is very open and beautiful (huge wooden doors open on three sides of the main living area), with a pretty view of the bay and the nightly fireworks show from the pool area. Each of the four spacious bedrooms (also equipped with huge wooden doors) has its own beautiful bathroom, plus there is an extra bathroom with a shower for pool or guest use. The whole place is very comfortably furnished with classy and interesting pieces, and the kitchen is very nicely equipped if you choose to do any cooking. We went to the fish market and got fresh fish for our last night, which we rounded out with all the leftovers from the week-fantastic!)

Upon arrival, the house was fully stocked with all of the groceries, beers, etc. that I had requested PLUS guacamole, salsa and margaritas all made and ready in the fridge!. Additionally, Patricia and Ivan prepared a yummy breakfast daily which was a most delicious and special treat! We only had them prepare dinner one night, which was also fantastic, because we really wanted to check out the restaurant scene (so many great choices). Patricia made up all the rooms as well each day with fresh linens and towels.

Lastly, the owners, Mark and Keith, are so helpful, kind and considerate! They know the area really well and are generous with advice if you request it. Two of my sons had very late flights out on the last day (one at 6 pm and one at 11 pm) and, since it turned out no one was checking in that day, Mark and Keith let them use the house for the entire time so they wouldn't be homeless and/or we wouldn't have to rent a hotel room for the day. I can't even begin to express how much we appreciated that kindness!

Cheers! We will definitely be back to this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tricia. It was a pleasure hosting your family. Mark & Keith
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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Amapas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
MID SEASON
Apr 2 2017 - Jun 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$550
$3,800
 
 
LOW SEASON
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$460
$2,900
 
 
MID SEASON
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,800
 
 
WINTER 2018
Dec 3 2017 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$690
$4,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Surcharges apply holiday weeks. Please inquire.

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