Beautiful Traditional Villa--Just Steps to Beach Fabulous View
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle villa description
FROM the moment you step through the door into Casa Vista de Yates, you will feel the warm welcome of Mexico. Walk onto the patio surrounded by beautiful gardens, and overlook the new La Cruz Marina, the sailboats, fishermen, and beautiful Banderas Bay. At night enjoy the sparkling lights of Puerto Vallarta.
OUR home is located in the small fishing village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, about 14 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, it is still close enough to enjoy the nightlife, sightseeing and fun of the city.
CASA Vista de Yates is a private, secure, 3 Bedroom completely furnished, traditional Mexican home for adults and families. It is beautifully appointed and suitable for the most discriminating guests. You can relax on the patio and swim in the blue tiled swimming pool, or walk 100 steps to the white sand beaches of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Casa Vista de Yates has tiled floors throughout and a complete kitchen with everything you might need to prepare gourmet meals. The water supply is equipped with a water purification and pressure system. Maid service is provided once a week with towels changed when needed. WE have an additional 'Nanny's Quarters' with two twin beds and shower/bath available for a small extra fee per night. Additional maid service may be arranged through our property manager for a small fee.
On the first floor of the Casa is the large master bedroom with tiled bath, king size bed and patio overlooking the ocean and marina. Also there is a spacious second bedroom with queen-size bed and half bath looking out over the gardens. All bedrooms include foam mattress toppers and luxury linens for your sleeping comfort. The living area includes a dining area and living room with a TV with DVD. Up the tiled staircase, you will find another comfortable sitting area. The second master bedroom has a king size bed and beautiful traditionally tiled bath with a deck and breathtaking view of the new La Cruz Marina and Bay of Banderas. The Casa is walled and gated for your privacy and security. IT IS A PERFECT PLACE TO RELAX.
HERE, along this mile stretch of beach, are several luxury homes - our Mexican paradise. It is easily accessible by the main highway to Punta de Mita. Dennis and Adam, at Gecko Rent a Car in Bucerias will pick you up at the airport and deliver you and your car to our doorstep. In La Cruz you can enjoy the ambiance of a small Mexican village with small shops, traditional taco stands, wonderful bakeries, but also first class restaurants such as Frascati's Italian Restaurant, Black Forest Restaurant, Masala, and the new La Cruz Yacht Club Restaurant, and our favorite for tacos -- Tacos on the Street. Other favorites are Philos Pizza, Ana Banana's, Huanacaxtle Cafe and even Subway is on the Plaza.
IF you do tire of the lazy days, we can easily arrange a variety of tours for you including: ATV Tour, Canopy Tour, Diving and Snorkeling Trips, Shopping, Swimming with the Dolphins, Fishing, Golfing and many more. The Puerto Vallarta area is alive with exciting things to do, day and night.
WHAT more could you ask for? Perhaps someone to prepare a meal or two occasionally. We can arrange a traditional Mexican chef to come to the Casa and prepare a delicious meal for you at a reasonable cost. Also we have a massage therapist available who will come to the Casa and spoil and relax you with a therapeutic massage. The above services can easily be arranged by calling our local Property Manager.
WE also have two small casitas(1 bedroom and large studio) available for rental -- all private entries, but within the property. A total of accommodations for 14 - 16.
WE WELCOME YOU TO CASA VISTA DE YATES - OUR MEXICAN PARADISE!
Keywords: Villa, Casa, House, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico, Value, Pool, Tropical,
- 2600 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Smoking Allowed:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
- King size beds (2)Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Beautiful mexican tiled bathrooms.
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Towels Provided
- Water Purification & Pressure System; Complete Laundry Facility for Guests, Beach Chairs/Umbrella; Housekeeper included once a week; Massage Therapist Available; Chef Available; All household amenities included -- ironing board/iron; blender; coffee maker; toaster; microwave;juicer ; hair dryer; coffee grinder....moreless
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Jet Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
We were so very happy with our visit to Casa de Yates! The description was very accurate, it was everything the write up said it was! Very clean and well equipped, our whole family stayed and immensely enjoyed the property. The location to the fish market and the town, the bus and Bucerias, was great, and the pool was fabulous! Can't wait to get back! Highly recommend this to any family, thanks Linda and Charlie!
- Guest Ted (Richmond, b.c.)
- Date of stay 03/28/12
- Review Submitted 04/15/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Palapa de Yates
Palapa de Yates
There are three properties at Casa de Yates. This review is for Palapa de Yates. I had a practical reason for staying at the Palapa de Yates. I was hauling my sailboat out at the La Cruz Shipyard which is next to the marina in La Cruz. It was the perfect location to stay while my boat was being worked on, but had the advantage of a sensational view of the entire marina, the sailboat anchorage outside the marina, and of course, Banderas Bay. The palapa itself is really exceptional. It is very spacious, nicely decorated, with unique architectural features. I shared it with my brother and a buddy who helped me sail the boat up to La Cruz, but I would definitely return for a stay for its intended purpose, a great, romantic getaway for a couple wanting beautiful views, privacy, and a great kitchen for cooking at home. It's priced right, too.
- Guest Joe and Linda M. (Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico)
- Date of stay 02/27/11
- Review Submitted 03/07/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Casa Vista De Yates
Casa Vista De Yates
We spent two weeks at this beautiful property. It was very clean and nicely maintained. The beds were very comfortable. Located 4 or 5 blocks from the little town of La Cruz, we were able to walk just about anywhere we wanted to go. There is a fresh fish market just down below the casa with fabulous fish to grill. Very quiet area. The property manager was very helpful and always only a phone call away. I would highly recommend this property for a relaxing vacation and hope we get to go again.
- Guest Wanda (Washington State)
- Date of stay 02/06/11
- Review Submitted 02/26/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, tourists without a car.
Just returned from staying at Casa Vista De Yates. Beautiful home with lovely yard surrounding the pool and nice courtyard. House was furnished nicely, plenty of couches for lounging. We enjoyed the house and pool. Pictures show the house nicely. Early morning views of the mountains across the bay which had several sailboats. Short walk to the beach, marina and yacht club. The property manager was very helpful with info on the area, location of stores, ATMs and returned calls promptly. Was johnny on the spot when I locked us out and called her for help! Would rent again when returning to Puerto Vallarta.
- Guest Sandy (Roy, WA, USA)
- Date of stay 01/15/11
- Review Submitted 01/23/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Two families (total 10 adult people) booked both the house and the adjoining casitas over the Christmas holidays. The entire compound is a lovely garden and very welcoming. The house and apartments were clean with comfortable beds. At first we were a bit surprised that we were backing onto the fish market as well as the marina but it does not interfere with the view or the privacy of the homes.The location is great as you can walk 1/2 block to the beach or a couple of blocks into the town centre and find some great restaurants. Glorieta de Enrique's was great for seafood and Mexican fare as was the small taco stand on the busy road leading into La Cruz. We rented cars and checked out other towns and beaches. It was a wonderful quiet spot to return to each day. Beach chairs and towels are available at the house as well. This property worked well for a large number of people and we enjoyed it very much. Thank you Linda and Charlie.
- Guest Andrea (Alberta, Canada)
- Date of stay 12/20/10
- Review Submitted 01/04/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Great property setting and residences - very flexible, cooperative owner, manager and maid
Great property setting and residences - very flexible, cooperative owner, manager and maid
We rented the palapa for a short time in order to get our boat ready for the season. We found severe problems with the boat which have taken more time and still not sure of a finish date. When we arrived the maid greated us with a big smile and handed us the keys and showed the property. Palapa Vista De Yates is a beautiful and bright place, outside balcony with a great view of the marina and bay, full kitchen, very cold referigerator and plenty of windows for cross ventilation. It has A/C but we haven't had to use it. The palapa roof is amazing. The garden is private and secure and very well maintained. Although the palapa did not come with an off street parking space, the owners did allow us to park in the secured garage. The owner has been great in working with us to maintain a place to stay while we work on the boat. Her manager and maid are also good to work with both are responsive and dependable. We've seen the main house and it is beautiful. As an architect by profession I think the residences are exquisite and are beautiful appointed. We highly recommend all three units and would love to come back.
- Guest Boaters (Portland, Oregon)
- Date of stay 11/06/10
- Review Submitted 11/20/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+.
Rented this property five times in 2010.First time arrived to find the house already filled."WHAT"??They moved those guests next door to the Palapa so we could have our week.The house was filthy and only cleaned for an hour before we were given the keys.Oh well were on vacation and things are a little different in Mexico.No problema.Most recent stay11/13/10 Have the house reserved for two nights and then to move to the casita and palapa for two nights.Time to move next door the palapa has other Guests staying in it.WHAT??Had to get a hotel for the rest of the group.Seems over booking is par for the course.Cute little property but the hassles are not worth it.Don't recommend it so many other choices.
- Guest Gr8white (Huntington Beach Ca USA)
- Date of stay 11/12/10
- Review Submitted 11/17/10
Owner response: We strive to make our guests happy and are saddened when we have a negative report about our home. Dave is an avid sports fisherman and his yacht is moored in La Cruz Marina in front of our property. He enjoys fishing and so we had always given him a VERY reasonable rate for his summer visits. His first visit was July 2010. On arrival he told our property manager of his unhappiness with the cleanliness of our home.Yes someone had moved out that day because he was coming. Additionally Dave expected to have all three properties unoccupied since it was summer season, but we had explained that we could not guarantee that unless he rented the all three properties.Our manager was surprised, but asked our cleaning person to return the next day to clean again- we paid for this extra, second cleaning.Dave was pleased and repeatedly told our property manager that everything was great. He was so pleased in fact, that he asked our cleaning person to come down and clean his yacht, which she did. We offered him a free visit in August to make up for the cleaning “problem”. He gladly accepted the free stay to entertain friends on a fishing trip. Since July 2010 he returned 4 times to our home and never had any additional complaints. Our manager was very diligent about making sure to ask him if everything was okay, and he always gave her a positive response. Unfortunately, on Dave's last visit 2 weeks ago, we did have a situation that was difficult for all of us. We had rented both of our casitas to Dave for two days. A couple came in who were having an emergency repair with their boat and had planned to stay one week, which would not have interfered with Dave's reservation. But as Murphy's Law would have it, their boat was not fixed in time- they asked to stay on. Then the water system for one of the units Dave had rented failed and we were trying to get it repaired and take care of everyone. Mr. Fender's fishing guests arrived before he did. Our manager explained the situation to them and asked the fishing guests to stay in our “extra room” (a 500 square foot “hotel room” we have with full bath,but no kitchen). They offered to stay on Dave's yacht instead. When Dave arrived he was understandably upset about the inconvenience. We offered to return his money for the missed nights and apologized. We consistently work very hard to please our guests and help them to feel comfortable in our home, but regrettably Dave seems a difficult person to please.
We stayed here for 2 weeks in April 2010. It is a very nice house with good facilities. The rooms are large, and the beds are comfortable.It was a treat to have the swimming pool at our convenience! The yard had a view from paradise! Our stay was very private, as nobody was staying at the adjoining property at the time.It was nice to have a garage to park our rental car in! The house has a water filtration system, so no worries about bad water. We drank bottled water though. There is a water truck that comes around, so you can buy your water there. There is a water cooler in the house to put your bottled water on. We loved being able to B.B.Q. There is the option of different services available( at extra cost) through the concierge service. Also, some of the facilities are extra charge, such as air conditioning, and extra water. We had to buy some staple supplies as well, such as extra toilet paper,paper towels, dish soap, bathroom cleaner, cooking oil, laundry soap, sugar,etc. There were minor issues with flushing the toilets.You can't flush toilet paper. Sometimes we had to flush 4 or 5 times to get everything down.Thank goodness there are 3 bathrooms in the house! There is a marina and fish market near by. I love walking there and watching the fishermen. My dad and husband hired a private fishing boat to take them fishing. They came home with snapper! We bought a bunch of seafood from the market and cooked a feast! La Cruz De Huanacaxtle is a short walk or drive. There are lots of great restaurants to choose from. Our favorite is eating from the taco stands. The food is always great, and we've never had issues with getting sick. There is also Subway in town square, and a great little coffee place next to it. There seems to always be something happening around town. If its not a flea market, then its a circus or carnival! Night time can sometimes be a bit noisy if you are not prepared for it. The local bars play music, and we got to hear fireworks throughout the night a few times.Nightlife in La Cruz is good. Good entertainment too. There can be days filled with so many things to do, or you can just relax in the yard or the local beaches! If you like an all-inclusive resort type holiday, this might not be right for you, but if you like privacy, and exploring a more " authentic" type of holiday, I highly recommend it. Thankyou Linda, for having us! We will be back!
- Guest Dee 2010 (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
- Date of stay 04/13/10
- Review Submitted 05/18/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Owner response: Our house was purchased in 2008 and we are now realizing that we must have "roto-rooter" cleaning on our mexican sewer pipes on a regular basis. We didn't want to disrupt our guests with this work while they were there, but did it immediately after they left. All pipes have been cleaned, as well as a thorough cleaning of our holding tank, and everything is working properly now, and, yes, you can use toilet paper. *** July , 2013 As of a year ago we have connected to the city sewer and no longer have the issues with pipes, etc.
Comment Text: Our week in La Cruz, in particular in this lovely home, was simply the best way to start off the year 2010; even the weather cooperated. We loved the traditional ambiance of the village and friendliness of the people. We would definitely love to come back!
- Guest Jude |Eadie/Peter Goral (Dundas, Ontario)
- Date of stay 01/31/10
- Review Submitted 01/31/10
I would like to leave a very positive comment on this rental. The owners and the administrator were extremely professional and nice with our family. We enjoyed the house and the pool like it was our home. I recommend this house to anyone who wants a cozy holiday. Great rental! Thank you!
- Guest Kate Cahill (Guadalajara, Jalisco)
- Date of stay 06/21/09
- Review Submitted 06/21/09
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2 night min stay
May 1 - Oct 31
2 night min stay
|High Season 1
Nov 1 - Dec 19
2 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 5
7 night min stay
|High Season 2
Jan 6 - Apr 30
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Please contact owner for specials and one or two week rentals during the Christmas holiday. Note: All rates are subject to change without notice.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Pet Fee: $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 5%
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Your 'Home in La Cruz' owners are Charlie and Linda Higgins. We were born and raised in the Seattle, Washington area and have lived there our entire lives. We raised our family of 4 children in Seattle. We found on our numerous visits to Mexico that we loved the Puerto Vallarta area and we finally found our dream home in La Cruz. After our retirement, we bought Casa Vista de Yates so we could enjoy winters in the awesome Banderas Bay area and summers in beautiful Lake Chelan, WA, where we reside now.
Why the Owner Chose La Cruz de Huanacaxtle:
As soon as we walked through the doors of Casa Vista de Yates, we loved it. We love the traditional mexican architecture and ambiance. Looking out from the deck area we were entranced by the activities at the marina and the gorgeous view of the Bay of Banderas. We just can't believe that we can get up every morning and have coffee overlooking that wonderful view. The friendliness and quaint feeling of the village of La Cruz further convinced us that we should be here. The village of La Cruz is small and welcoming, AND it has some awesome places to eat and listen to music. There are always things to do and another beach to discover here.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Staying at our property you will enjoy being RELAXED and REFRESHED. The large pool is beautiful to look at and refreshing to be in. Our back yard is relaxing with beautiful tropical gardens and flowers. The view is one of the best in the world. The town of La Cruz is welcoming and friendly with lots of great restaurants and bars with music from around the world. The local fishermen sell their fresh fish daily in the marina. There are people from all around the world here who sail into the marina and enjoy the ambiance of La Cruz. There are fantastic beaches in every direction. If you love fishing, its the place to be with boats available to take you deep see fishing for marlin,tuna, sailfish, mahi-mahi and more just steps from our house. We love it here -- Can you tell???
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View of House,Pool and Tropical Gardens with sitting area on patio
Granite Countertops and Beautiful Mexican Glassware in Your Gourmet Kitchen
Take a refreshing dip in your private swimming pool!
Master Bedroom overlooking the La Cruz Marina and the Bay of Banderas
Traditional Mexican Tile Bathroom Upstairs
Spacious Upstairs Living Area
Extrance Hallway to Casa Vista de Yates
Safe and secure gated entrance to Casa Vista de Yates and Casita Vista de Yates
Front Entrance & Gardens of Casa Vista de Yates
Spacious Living Area Downstairs with updated furniture
Beautiful Mexican Textiles decorate your downstairs Master Suite
Beautiful spacious 3rd bedroom with Garden View
Amazing view of La Cruz Marina and Bay of Banderas from Upstairs Master Bedroom
Enjoy your coffee & breakfast on the patio outside your living room
Nanny's Room/Add. Sleeping Area with private bath- traditional mexican style
Beautiful Riviera Nayarit Marina at La Cruz
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