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CASA LADERA...Luxury Villa---Old Town--Steps From The Beach---Private with View

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


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....and two minute walk to Los Muertos Beach.

More Details

Mark Thivierge
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Mark Thivierge

Retired professional from NYC, wintering in PV. Interests include arts, architecture, theatre, dance, and travel travel travel.

Mark Thivierge purchased this villa in 2011

Why Mark Thivierge chose Amapas

Casa Ladera is perhaps the only remaining small and authentically Mexican villa in Old Town Vallarta, the Zona Romantica. It is very private, with views of both the beach and the city/hillsides, and the staff is exceptional.

What makes this villa unique

Walk to town and beach.


Amapas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 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 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
    Studio Apartment Option - 1 king , Studio may be added to rental for larger groups. Rates vary.
  • Each Bedroom opens onto a large private sunning terrace, and each has its own private full bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • 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
Daily maid service included. Private cook available for additional fee. Airport Transfers and stocking of kitchen available. Studio apartment available to accommodate two additional.


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CASA LADERA...Luxury Villa---Old Town--Steps From The Beach---Private with View
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews
Seattle, wa

Great Property...Great Location...Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

8 of us travelled to PV the end of January for our annual trip. We have stayed at many other villas, casas, and condos. Casa Ladera is at he top of the list. The property is well cared for and very comfortable. It was spacious, well-equipped and decorated nicely. The location is great, being a short distance to the beach and close to all the action of Viejo Vallarta. Most of the time, we walked to where we wanted to go, but if we didn't want to walk, there is always a cab right out the door. Mark and Keith were great hosts. They pre-stocked some food and bar essentials so we could get on with our vacation upon arrival. The casa staff were wonderful. Patricia and Ivan took care of anything we needed. They even cooked for us early in the week...we were so impressed with the food that we had them do it again for a dinner party later in the week. We found ourselves hanging out at the casa more than the beach. This is a great place and we look forward to returning again soon. Thank you, Mark & Keith, for helping to make our vacation great!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful property, very helpful owners

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 8 really enjoyed our stay at Casa Ladera. We spent a lot of our time in the several outdoor areas around the pool. I would highly recommend the Welcome Fiesta (the guacamole & pico de gallo were amazing!) and at least one meal prepared at the house (we had delicious chili rellenos).

Overall, a great vacation experience. I'd definitely stay at Casa Ladera again!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time here and have nothing but wonderful things to say about this villa and our trip. We were a group of 9 and stayed for a week just before christmas. The house was lovely, great rooms, great pool, great views, great location. We loved the staff- Patti and Ivan, and the five excellent meals they prepared for our group. The recommendations and support by the owners was fantastic. We hope to come back to this villa next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And of course we loved hosting your family. Love to do it again....anytime. Abrazos. Mark & Keith
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Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 of us stayed at this wonderful house. The location is amazing. Couldn't ask for a better spot. The service was great.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Ladera is a perfect home for a big family to enjoy yet still have some privacy.

  • 5 of 5

All 10 members of my family absolutely loved our week at Casa Ladera. The location is perfect for the beach, town for shopping and the Malecon. We combined eating at some of our favorite restaurants with staying home and cooking ourselves or having the housekeeper cook her delicious recipes. The kitchen is totally complete with all you would need for 3 meals a day. We especially enjoyed the open rooms of the house which allowed us to enjoy the views and wildlife of the Puerto Vallarta mountains.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias was truly a pleasure hosting your brood.
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Spacious, Charming, and Close to the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

When you stay in Puerto Vallarta, be sure to follow these 3 rules ...

1. Always stay in La Zona Romantica.

2. If going with a group, ALWAYS rent a house.

3. Make sure that house has a view of the bay.

Now that you know the way to enjoy PV properly, keep Casa Ladera on your short list. The affordably-priced property has a nice view of the peak of the bay and the famous cathedral, while still being extremely close to the beach (We found four quick routes to our favorite beach clubs). What is most stunning about the property is all of the spacious terraces. There are three outdoor dining spots-- we didn't even use the indoor dining room. When a PV property is done right, the outdoor and indoor spaces flow together well, and Casa Ladera does so seamlessly. The staff are incredibly friendly and will cook breakfast upon request -- I strongly recommend the chilaquiles. The layout is smart-- all the bedrooms sit far from the entertaining areas, so people napping won't be disturbed by the folks frolicking in the pool.

Don't miss standing at the edge of the terrace, looking back, and getting a dramatic view of the jungle that climbs up the hills of the Romantic Zone.

If you book, decide your best route to the beach. I'll go over four of them. Know that Casa Ladera is incredibly close to Playa de los Muertos, home of beach clubs Mantamar (the hotel right across from Casa Ladera), Blue chairs/green chairs, and the Sapphire Beach club. We always spend our days at the beach. All of the clubs have a daily fee for chairs and umbrella. Blue Chairs and "the club with the green chairs" are more congested and cater to a mostly gay crowd. Mantamar does as well but is much less congested. Sapphire Club is a mixed crowd, and although there are sometimes families there, it feels sophisticated and quiet.

Beach access: If you want steps instead of inclines, one set of steps lies just to the left of the upper entrance to Hotel Mantamar, right across the street from Casa Ladera. A second set of steps can be found about fifty paces down the road. Both lead you directly to the beach, close to Mantamar. You can take the road for a slight longer route, and that takes you directly to the street entrance of the Sapphire Beach Club. When returning to Casa Ladera, we discovered the elevator inside Hotel Mantamar, saving us the walk. Get off at floor ten and you are at the lobby level, cross the street and you are home!

Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guys....It is a complete pleasure to host a group that seriously relaxes into what Ladera is all about. Thanks for helping others visualize what we offer. And..LOL...I don't believe that Almar/Mantamar expects non-guests to use their elevator, but hey..more power to you if you were able to finesse that! Will pass it on to our other guests. Saludos amigos. Mark & Keith
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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
0.1 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Surcharges apply holiday weeks. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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