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Villa Leonarda - Affordable Luxury, Downtown, Riverfront, Boardwalk

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Downtown (Viejo Vallarta) villa description

Villa Leonarda is a 5 bedroom villa available at 4BR and 5BR rates, see below

Villa Leonarda is a Riverfront property located at the heart of Puerto Vallarta in the artsy neighborhood known as Gringo Gulch.
Local hardwoods, adobe bricks and handcrafted tiles make up the organic structure of the house where period pieces of furniture alternate with artwork signed by renowned Mexican contemporary artists.

The Villa consists of two buildings with two bedrooms and two well-appointed bathrooms each, separated by the swimming-pool with heating system, and a spacious central patio surrounded by lush tropical, enhanced by the sound of the river rushing by. It is ideal for sunbaths and pool parties during the day, and candlelit dinners and cocktail parties at night.

A very historic home from the early days of Puerto Vallarta, designed in the traditional colonial style, with all rooms opening onto a huge central courtyard with heated pool, fountains and gardens that overlook river, mountain and jungle. Ocean views and sunsets can be enjoyed from the expansive rooftop terrace.

Three foot thick stucco walls, arches, high ceilings, trestle doors, hacienda style wooden shutters, antique wrought iron and vintage hand made tiles are the distinctive design details of this century old master piece. The villa has been completely renovated in recent years; the bedrooms have air conditioning, kitchen and baths have been modernized - all while retaining the integrity of the original architecture.

The romantic bedrooms are hung with flowing muslin and mosquito netting; the decor is eclectic and chic. Antiques and unique period pieces are mixed with imported furnishings and original paintings by famous artists, all set against large palms and dramatic lighting. The ambiance at night is often described as “magical”.

The original owner, Xavier de la Torre, was a famous clothing designer close friends with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Villa Leonarda was a celebrity hangout during the 1960s and the mystique lives on; it is still a gathering place for artists, writers, movie stars and intellectuals. Angelica Huston and brother, Danny Huston, have attended VIP cocktails hosted at the villa for the Puerto Vallarta Film Festival, following in the footsteps of their famous director father, who used to play poker with friends around the pool. Internationally acclaimed artist Alejandro Colunga and photographer Gabriel Figueroa, Jr. are also frequent guests at the villa.


Property includes:
- 4 or 5 bedrooms with A/C and private bath,
- 4 bedroom rate sleeps 8 persons / 5 bedroom rate sleeps 10
- 2 bedrooms with terrace, 1 bedroom opens onto a lovely pool area with fountain, 1 bedroom overlooks the river
- Huge central courtyard with heated pool, fountains and lush gardens
- Breathtaking views of river, mountain and jungle
- Large Rooftop sundeck with ocean views, perfect for sunset
- Impressive art collection; designer furnishings and antiques
- Charming staff with many years of experience
- Local cable TV, DVD and stereo sound system with speakers in living area and courtyard/pool area
- Wireless internet
- Partial staff with cook and maid service daily except Sunday and holidays. Rate includes cook service for one meal per day, breakfast or early lunch, dinner service extra. Tips and cost of food and beverage not included.
- Great central location in the heart of Old Town Puerto Vallarta, within blocks of world class dining, shopping and popular Los Muertos Beach. Three blocks to the Malecon boardwalk and main plaza.
- Climbing Puerto Vallarta’s hills is not necessary at this villa; Leonarda is located on a flat street next to the Rio Cuale in the center of Old Town.
- Kid friendly, few stairs
- The perfect venue for events and weddings, please inquire
- Rate includes tax




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Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 5-10

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Stereo

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Fitness Center

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Ocean View
              • Water View:

                Villa Leonarda is a Riverfront property. Lush tropical ambience enhanced by the sound of the river rushing by. Birdwatching. Sunbathing. Relaxing reading and refreshing cocktails are perfect at the Patio by he pool....moreless

              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Racquetball
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Linens Provided:

                * Not allowed to take linens out of the property. Lost linnens has a cost stated in rental agreement upon signature....moreless

              • Telephone
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

              • Private Pool
               

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              Available at 4BR and 5BR rates
              Low Season Rate: 4Bedrooms(Sleeps 8):$500/night| 5Bedrooms(Sleeps 10): $600/night
              High Season Rate: 4Bedrooms(Sleeps 8):$700/night| 5Bedrooms(Sleeps 10): $850/night
              Holiday Rate: 4Bedrooms(Sleeps 8):$950/night | 5Bedrooms(Sleeps 10): $1,200/night
              Low Season ........ May 1st to October 31st 
              High Season........ November 1st to April 30th & January 6 to April 30th
              Holidays .......... December 15 to January 5th
              SPECIAL DEALS FOR WEDDINGS AND EVENT GROUPS !!!
              

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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              Art and art-crafts sales, painting and yoga workshops on request. Private events like birthday parties, wedding and cocktail parties allowed. Ask for events guidelines.

               

              Owner info

              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
              Villa Leonarda is an oasis in the middle of the City. When looking from the outside you never imagine what's hidden behind its walls. One of the great classic villas from the jet set days of the 1960s, recently updated with an urbane sophisticated style and upscale art and furnishings, Villa Leonarda evokes a glamorous age when Hollywood ruled Puerto Vallarta. Behind the stately hacienda walls, you will step into a magical world of beauty, charm and grace. Villa Leonarda offers a unique experience that connects with the City history in a traditional Mexican architecture but renewed, fully equipped to provide a comfortable and sophisticated stay.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Spacious courtyard surrounded by lush tropical in Villa Leonarda

                Spacious courtyard surrounded by lush tropical in Villa Leonarda

              • Central courtyard offers views of the Cuale River. Perfect spot for sunbathing!

                Central courtyard offers views of the Cuale River. Perfect spot for sunbathing!

              • spacious bathroom of Master Suite EL ARBOL

                spacious bathroom of Master Suite EL ARBOL

              • Arch to the dining and living room, books, music, fireplace..

                Arch to the dining and living room, books, music, fireplace..

              • EL PUEBLITO room with views of the the Gringo Gulch Guerrero St

                EL PUEBLITO room with views of the the Gringo Gulch Guerrero St

              • A view from the upper steps of the stairs to ´El Tapanco´ Suite in m

                A view from the upper steps of the stairs to ´El Tapanco´ Suite in m

              • Arch to the dining and living room, Stereo system with ipod adapter, fireplace..

                Arch to the dining and living room, Stereo system with ipod adapter, fireplace..

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              Date last modified - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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              5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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              Member since: 2009
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 10/21/2014
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