Charming Hacienda,Just Beautiful - Incredible Ocean Views - Full Staff
You sent a message to this owner.
- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Hi, we are Barb and Bob Sypult from Dallas, TX. We enjoy traveling but the most relaxing trip we ever take is right to Casa Do Re Mi. Why, because the villa is open entirely to incredible ocean views, our staff is excellent. They make every day a memorable one with their service....great margaritas, delicious meals and personal attention to any request.
We built our home with this in mind--a great perfect place to vacation, unwind and enjoy time with family and friends...all in style with plenty of privacy. The villa is 5000 square feet, built in the traditional Mexican style with tile baths, kitchen and bars....The views and SUNSETS are endless and spectacular with incredible vistas from everywhere overlooking the Bay of Banderas. With a large swimming pool and/or a quick 5 minute walk to CONCHAS CHINAS BEACH, it doesn't get better than this.
The warm and helpful STAFF of three is just waiting to assist you in any way. Our cook, Chayo, will make you DELICIOUS meals twice a day. The villa is immaculately kept by our maid, Samatha and the houseman, Ivan, does make the 'BEST' Margaritas in Vallarta.
At the end of your stay you are given a detailed bill from the super market of all food and drink. You reimburse them in
pesos or dollars.
There are three spacious air conditioned bedrooms, large double sink baths, two bars, spacious living areas both upstairs and down, terraces and patios, allows for total privacy. There is also a half bath located by the swimming pool and playroom.
You can enjoy complete privacy with the fountains, flowers and lush jungle surrounding three sides of the property. This creates an atmosphere for a relaxing vacation.
Enjoy your margarita, snoozing, swimming, reading, or having a personal masseuse come to the villa or playing games under the 22 foot thatched Palapa by the pool overlooking the blue Pacific.
Of course it's always fun to explore Old Town Vallarta (only a 4 min. taxi trip), taking a canopy trip, fishing, golf at one of the eight great golf courses...these and many more activities are all arranged by Ivan, your private concierge.
Our Staff will ensure you have a memorable vacation!!
Keywords: Private 5000 Square Foot Villa
- 2 story
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Car Available
- Private Chef
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Children Welcome:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 3.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room seats 10:
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Covered Parking
- Wood Fireplace
Air Conditioned Bedrooms, TV/DVD movie library with DVD player, XM Radio & iPod connection,Library. All Luxury Linens, Towels and Beach Towels,Spa Robes and Hair Dryers provided, Washer and Dryer, Large HEATED POOL, HI SPEED WIRELESS Internet available for your iPAD, Laptop, Blackberry, iPhone etc, Beach and water toys, floats, coolers, beach chairs w/umbrellas, snorkel equipment...morecollapse
- Music Library:
- Video Library:
- Game Room
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Free Long Distance:
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Heated Pool
A 22 foot thatched palapa acts as a protection from the sun and allows you to enjoy the wonderful ocean breezes while having lunch under the palapa, or just enjoying your chaise lounge and a margarita....morecollapse
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Car Not Necessary
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Water Tubing
A beautiful sandy Conchas Chinas Beach is a 5 minute walk from the front door of the villa. Great for swimming,snorkeling & diving or exploring. Walk to town by the beach(20 minute), Horseback Riding, Canopy Trips, Eight Championship Golf Courses, (20 minutes by taxi) one designed by Tom Weiskopf and two by Jack Nicklaus...morecollapse
ReviewsWrite a review
If you are lucky enough to stay here, you are in for a incredible treat! The home is not new, but everything has been maintained impeccably. We watched whales from our balcony, drank pina colada's by the pool, and had first class meals on the terrace! It is a block to the bus that took us to the zoo, botanical garden, different beaches, and of course, downtown. The staff of three are the most accommodating people in the world. Your wish is literally their command. They are cheerful and fun and so helpful. The owner was attentive without being intrusive. I had a million questions, and she helpfully and patiently answered each inquiry. We had 6 adults with very different tastes, and 2 children that are picky eaters. No one had a complaint.
- Guest Karen M.
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 02/25/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: Karen, We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation at Casa Do Re Mi. That is our goal for each and every guest. Thank you for mentioning that we still have the unique charm of the traditional Mexican hacienda but all updated features we all desire. We treasure our staff and they, in turn, treasure each and every guest. We hope to see you and your family again soon. Best to you all, Barb
Relaxing week in the sun with friends
Relaxing week in the sun with friends
Casa Do Re Mi is such beautiful home and a very special spot to spend 7 glorious days in the Mexican sun. Perfect space for 3 couples with 3 private bedroom suites. The house is very traditionally designed but has alot of modern updates (wifi, surround sound system, vonage phone). The staff - Ivan, Chayo, and Samantha - were fantastic and really made the experience all that more intimate and easy for our group new to the country. The food Chayo made in particularly was fantastic and a highlight of our trip. We all hope we can return again for another trip in the future.
- Guest MO
- Date of stay 01/21/12
- Review Submitted 02/07/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you Moira, the staff enjoyed having you and your group. We so appreciate your complimentary remarks as our staff works hard to ensure all our guests have a wonderful experience at Casa Do Re Mi. I will pass it on to them and we look forward to your return. Thank you especially for taking the time to submit your review. Barb and Bob Sypult
A vacation dream come true...
A vacation dream come true...
We decided to do a trip for my boyfriend's 30th birthday with a group of 6 other, late-20s - mid-30s friends (couples and singles) and Puerto Vallarta was calling. While we were expecting a great time, relaxation and comfortable accommodations, we did not expect the FABULOUSNESS that is Casa Do Re Mi. Reading other reviews, it is hard to believe or imagine what a vacation rental will be like: Pictures can be deceiving, reviews are subjective and you have to experience it for yourself to really believe it. On that note, this house is breathtaking. The pictures do not do it justice and the reviews, including mine, just don't cut it. We all walked in on a Thursday afternoon, stressed with the bustles of everyday life, and by Thursday night, had melted into a puddle of laughing, blended margarita, worry-free goop. Aside from the stunning floor to ceiling views of the ocean, the staff is Casa Do Re Mi's greatest asset. Ivan is the sweetest, warmest and most welcoming host any group could ask for. He does anything and everything and he never stops smiling! He made delicious margaritas (that will soon sneak up on you) and made each of us feel like kings and queens. Dinner at the house was also phenomenal, especially our special lobster dinner and tres leches cake. I would pay close to $100 for that meal at a nice restaurant and it was a fraction of that price. All in all, it was a fantastic trip. We left the house only because we felt compelled to explore a bit but would come home each night for night swims and more margaritas (that Ivan froze for us in advance). We hope to make this an annual trip and thank you Barb for all of your help in planning. I hope this house gives others as much fun and relaxation as it gave us.
- Guest Rupa714
- Date of stay 01/12/12
- Review Submitted 01/29/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you so much Rupa. You certainly did get the essence of what Casa Do Re Mi is all about, gorgeous views, delicious food and the best service ever. We are most appreciative of your comments, as it is only by word of mouth that we have been able to stay competitive these past 40 years. We're so proud of our staff and the way they treat our guests and maintain our home to perfection. THANK YOU and we'll all look forward to your return. Barb and Bob Sypult
You will never want to leave
You will never want to leave
The owner Barb is beyond hospitable. She calls before you go to make sure all details are covered. The rental contact was clear so all expectations were met. She arranged transportation from the airport so the journey there was stress free. The home is amazing overlooking the ocean. The 3 master bedrooms are roomy and well decorated as are the living room and rec room downstairs. It is very clean. The area surrounding the pool is tropically landscaped. You feel like royalty staying here with the staff. Ivan the houseman attends to your every need and even negotiated a sweet deal on teeth whitening for us. Our cook (sorry I am not sure of her name) made delicious meals and accommodated my vegetarian diet. When we had friends over for dinner, I believe they even ran to the store for the beverage of their choice. We went to the restaurant across the street and took elevator down for quickest beach access. You can hang out there on the beach for drink service especially at happy hour. We found the short walk(less than a block) down to the main street the best way to access taxis and bus. The bus system is easy and cheap. We never used taxis. We also used driver Gregorio for a longer trip and he was great even going on a hike with us. Be sure to go snorkeling with the guy Ivan books. We had a fantastic time. His son picked up creatures off the bottom of the ocean for us to see. There are not enough good things to say about Casa Do Rei Mi. Every time the pictures of Casa Do Rei Mi come up on our screensaver we smile remembering the fantastic time we had.
- Guest Kristi
- Date of stay 01/20/10
- Review Submitted 08/02/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: It is so nice to hear that all the training to make every guest feel special has paid off as our 'word of mouth' advertising is priceless. Our goal is to ensure each trip is a memorable one and exceeds our guests expectations. The one thing we hear over and over is the photos don't do the villa justice because they don't show how expansive the views are of the ocean and how well situated Casa Do Re Mi is to everything from the beach to taxis. So thank you for your kind comments and we know our staff will look forward to your return. Best to you, Barb and Bob
WOW, What a find!
WOW, What a find!
From the time we first contacted the owners about booking the villa to the day we departed it was a terrific experience. The photos of the property are great but do not compare with the actual beauty. Casa Do Re Mi is a fantastic venue that is situated on a hillside with a beautiful view of the ocean. The days spent on the property were soooooooo relaxing and enjoyable. There always seemed to have a gently breeze coming off the ocean when we sat down for breakfast and dinner. The sunsets were incredible and accented the pool and gardens below. The food was amazingly prepared by Chayo who could cook on the ‘food network’, Mayela kept things in order for our group of 6 adults and 4 children while Ivan catered to our every need with directions and arranged our extra activities. His evening margaritas were the best! The staff is very hospitable and friendly it made our party feel as we had known them forever and made it hard to leave this piece of paradise. The location provided easy access to the beach, shopping and central city with a taxi stand just down the hill. ‘Life is built on memories’ and we built many memories during our stay. Good Lord willing, we look forward to our next visit.
- Guest Glenn
- Date of stay 12/26/10
- Review Submitted 02/04/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: Renting Casa Do Re Mi is like joining a club of happy people who tell their friends and family and return year after year. Our goal is to make sure that when you enter the villa,you feel like it is Your home and no one was ever there before you. We are fortunate to have incredible expansive views of the ocean, gorgeous gardens and patios along with a beautiful villa. But our staff is what sets us apart in Vallarta because they are dedicated to giving you service without being intrusive. By the end of your stay, our guests all say they don't want to leave and feel you have joined one big happy family.
Awesome Holiday at Casa Do Re Mi
Awesome Holiday at Casa Do Re Mi
Cannot say enough about Casa Do Re Mi. The villa was exceptionally beautiful and decorated in traditional mexican theme. The staff was wonderful and made our vacation experience the best ever. I would give the villa and staff 5 stars.
- Guest 2 families from Calgary
- Date of stay 02/19/10
- Review Submitted 02/02/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Guest comment entered by owner
Another fabulous two weeks in paradise. We had to tear Casey's hand from the balcony...she was so sad about leaving. This is the 'best restaurant' in town! We've been like hawks in the kitchen trying to learn a secret or two from Chayo. She is such a gracious lady and amazing chef! Ivan works constantly on the house and grounds while providing us with the best Margaritas EVER ! And I've had some great margaritas....We feel so pampered with Ivan's help and Mayela keeps the villa perfect all the time. Surely you have the best staff in PV! We cannot wait til our return next year.
- Guest Gale and John
- Date of stay 02/13/10
- Review Submitted 09/14/10
Lovely villa in paradise
Lovely villa in paradise
Thank you for introducing us to a 'new and improved' way to experience Puerto Vallarta. We will look forward to making your villa our home many more times in our future visits. Your wonderful villa was enhanced by your experienced and efficient staff. Ivan, took care of our every need, sometimes before we thought of them. Chayo's delicious meals made it hard to venture out. They were all carefully and thoughtfully prepared. Mayela kept everything neat, clean and inviting. and we loved her swans made from towels! When we did venture out, we enjoy Vitea for dinner on the Malecon, boat trip from Boca to Yelapa for the day; walking along the beach and snorkeling with our guide. Ivan was a wealth of information about what to do and the best times of the day for doing it. Watching the whales as we ate breakfast on the terrace was breathtaking. Each day was perfect and so relaxing. That you for making this lovely home available and allowing us to stock up on fun, relaxation, warmth and such a special time together.
- Guest Sally
- Date of stay 01/16/10
- Review Submitted 09/14/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with young children.
Owner response: We appreciate your taking your time to let others know how special Casa Do Re Mi really is...a gem not only because of our staff but the mesmerizing views, delicious food and great location to the beach and town. You said it perfectly....Paradise for all to enjoy! Thanks, Barb
We have just returned from a week at Casa Do Re Mi. It was absolutely fantastic; magnificent location, beautiful house with wonderful interior design and furnishings, fantastic pool. On top of all this are Chayo, Ivan and Mayela. The service they provide is 5 star, nothing is too much trouble and Ivan's frozen margaritas are outstanding. If only we could have stayed longer, looking forward to returning in the future.
- Guest Gail M.
- Date of stay 08/19/09
- Review Submitted 08/19/09
Our family just returned from a wonderful week at Casa DoReMi. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The house was perfect - from the air-conditioned bedrooms to the "walk right in" swimming pool. The moment we arrived we were greeted by Ivan who does make the best margaritas...not the mention delicious pina coladas, sangria and mojitos!! We tried them all throughout the week! Staying at a house with a staff is like living the life of the rich and famous. Ivan, Chayo and Mayela took such good care of us. Chayo started our vacation with delicious chile relenos and each night the meals just got better. We had delicious ceveche and guacamole that she left for us when they went home for siesta - it hit the spot until they returned at 5 pm for our nightly cocktails and appetizers before dinner. At the end of the week we did not want to go home. We look forward to returning and are already recommending Casa DoReMi to all of our California friends! Muchas Gracias
- Guest Nancy M.
- Date of stay 08/09/09
- Review Submitted 08/09/09
CHECK CALENDAR FOR IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2013 - $580 per night May 1 - Nov 30, 2013 - $480 per night Christmas $800 per night with 7 night minimum stay Book six nights and receive one night free Cook, Houseman & Maid daily - Staff off Sundays & All National Holidays Food - Drink - Gratuity are not included - Rates are based on six guests
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Before paying contact the owner to confirm payment details.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Airport at 8 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Carra. de la Bahia at South Zone
- Nearest Beach: Conchas Chinas at South Zone
- Nearest Barpub: LIndo Mar and El Set at South Zone
- Nearest Golf: Marina Golf at 7 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Lindo Mar and El Set at South Zone
Year Purchased: 1971
About the owner: We love the people as they are so friendly and everyday we seem to get absorbed with watching the ever changing ocean right in front of our balcony ,..we see boats, parasailing and many dolphins, fish and whales in season....all while we enjoy breakfast on the terrace. Even though we travel to other vacation spots, we never get the same feeling as we get when we're in Puerto Vallarta.
Why the Owner Chose South Zone:
We wanted an easily accessible location with an airport so we could fly to directly and not have to drive far when we arrived. We also wanted a great beach / ocean front home in a friendly town with lots atmosphere and charm. From our first visit we fell in love with Puerto Vallarta. The warmth of the Vallartan people, the friendliness and quaintness of this fishing village along with the lush jungle and high mountains cascading down to the sandy beaches are still a spectacular sight. To this day, our feelings are still the same ~ we love Vallarta. We bought Lot #1 which had the most magnificient view of the entire Bay of Banderas and is located one mile from town and easily accessible by taxicabs. We feel so lucky to have found this beautiful property which provides complete privacy. Casa Do Re Mi was completed in 1971 and we began renting that year. We are now renting to our third generation of guests who enjoy returning to Casa Do Re Mi. So many guests have been engaged at our villa and now return with their families. It's romantic and a fun place to hang out with a great staff to serve your every need. We enjoy kayaking on the bay; exploring the many beaches by boat; snorkeling at Los Arcos; There is always so much to do !
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Our cook is fantastic. Every meal is more delicious than the last. Our houseman is so amazing ... he does make the 'Best' margaritas we've ever had anywhere. He is so friendly and helps make reservations for whatever activity we wish to experience...from daily massages at the villa, canopy and fishing trips, golf tee times, to dinner reservations. The ambience created by the fountains and flowers make you feel you are in paradise....as your every wish is met by the staff. Our location makes it convenient to our beautiful Conchas Chinas Beach where relax and swim, snorkel and just enjoy the view of the entire Bay of Banderas. It just doesn't get any better than this!
- Primary: Toll Free: (800) 824-4299
- Secondary: (214) 691-0144 (Texas, USA)
Swimming pool overlooking Bay of Banderas with shade provided by 22 foot Palapa
Entering Casa Do Re Mi with the mountains behind you and ocean in front of villa
What a backdrop to enjoy your daily breakfast cooked by Chayo.
Looking from the ocean as the sun sets on Casa Do Re Mi
The villa is amazing when lit at night, as you swim under the stars!
Sonata Bath: double sinks,private lavatory, shower and large closet
Celesta Suite. All bedrooms have private terraces, fountain and ocean views
Enjoy relaxing under thatched palapa by the pool, facing the ocean
Cool breezes blow from the ocean under the palapa all day long
Downstairs area for relaxing by the pool and bar
The sun setting through the stairway window.
A secluded cove on the Conchas Chinas Beach across the street from Casa Do Re Mi
An aerial view shows the privacy and lushness of Casa Do Re Mi
Large living room with vaulted ceilings and unobstructed views of the water
A perfect setting for the afternoon happy hour!
One of the fountains on the terraces
Sonata Suite with private terrace and gorgeous views of the water
Serenade Suite with private fountain and a few steps to the pool
Serenade bath: Large bath with double sinks, shower and large closet
Lounge by the large pool and enjoy incredible views of the ocean
Beautiful view from under the Palapa looking at the ocean by the pool
Some of the tropical flowers on the terraces
Your staff is there to ensure you have a memorable vacation!
A beautiful sunset captured from the terrace at Casa Do Re Mi
There have been visitors to this page since
the counter was last reset in .
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Thursday, May 23, 2013