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Majestic Cliffside Tuscan Villa / Stunning Views & Huge Pool

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Last updated: 05/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This Tuscan Villa overlooking Banderas Bay and the beautifully charming downtown Puerto Vallarta, is one of the only rare, private treasures where you can easily walk to fabulous gourmet restaurants or funky joints, the blue chairs of Los Muertos beach and the downtown Malecon.

Return to your huge pool deck, surrounded by total privacy, and have your own chef, access to an in-house masseuse & spa amenities, Meditate with private Yoga, high speed wireless Internet, free long distance & cable TV.

This delightful home was featured on THE HGTV network and for years was a favorite on the Vallarta Home tour. Think PortoFino on the Mexican Riviera.

Keywords: villa, 5 bedrooms, 4 bedroom, puerto vallarta, mexico


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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 2-10

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • private chef services available on a moment's notice. Cristina will delight your palette! Also, poolside snack and drink service available throughout the day....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    APPLE TV/ & Netflix available...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    dining table seats 10, plus outdoor dining and dining at the 'bar'...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C in all of the bedrooms...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    A vonage phone gives easy access to US phones....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Staff Chef will prepare gourmet meals as well as traditional Mexican dishes....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Jetted Tub:

    Bedroom #5 has private jetted tub...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
May 25 - Nov 10, 2015
4 night min stay
Holiday Season
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

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  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 05/11/2015
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Casa Ileana sits above the Romantic Zone and Playa Los Muertos Beach, a simple walk down the hill but set back enough to enjoy complete privacy with huge trees and rain forest. For restaurants, Panchos Tacos on Basillio Badillo Street is heaven-in-a-tortilla (ask for the 'Gringa')! A little out-of-the way joint called El Tacon on Carranza Street makes seafood burritos--best seafood ANYWHERE. Great pizza at Los Muertos Brew Pub--add the drunken onions to any pizza. Beyond that amazing jungle canopy tours, sailing, more restaurants, great walking. It is THE perfect location in Vallarta.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Award winning television journalists Jon & Sylvia have traveled the world and bring that sensibility and experience to this lovingly renovated stone villa. We've tried to make this home, modern, but keeping the old Mexico ambience--so you feel the true spirit of this generous country. We regularly host CEO's, media personalities, families & major tour book editors. This is an elegant HOME... not a showcase and not a 'rental property'. When you stay here, you feel you're in one of the finest homes in the world looking at one of the best views on Earth. We love it, we hope you do, too.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
We were sailing down the Mexican coast after 9 months at sea and pulled into Puerto Vallarta for the hurricane season. As a curiosity we started looking at the charming old homes downtown. Walking through the hills of Vallarta we saw this amazing stone villa looking out over the city, bay & ocean. We literally said, wouldn't that be a cool place to live. The next day, we found it was for sale. The minute we walked up the stairs and into the main living quarters, we were sold. Literally. Coincidentally, nearly every person who walks into this home has the same reaction.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The principal benefits are views, service, privacy. The layout of the home is designed to give each bedroom it's own private rest space, for the times when a guest wants to get away from even his friends. read a book; take a nap; swing in the hammock. Yet, when it's time to come together, the indoor-outdoor living makes it inviting.

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Speaks: english

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  • Twilight by the pool

    Twilight by the pool

  • looking out from the kitchen to the charming downtown

    looking out from the kitchen to the charming downtown

  • welcome to your castle

    welcome to your castle

  • Bedroom #2 has its own private palapa with hammock

    Bedroom #2 has its own private palapa with hammock

  • The view from the deck on a romantic night.

    The view from the deck on a romantic night.

  • poolside service all day

    poolside service all day

  • the jungle room has a private terrace nestled in the jungle

    the jungle room has a private terrace nestled in the jungle

  • view from the pool deck

    view from the pool deck

  • Bedroom #5 has a private terrace and jacuzzi

    Bedroom #5 has a private terrace and jacuzzi

  • Romanesque Master Bathroom

    Romanesque Master Bathroom

  • A spectacular place to spend the day.

    A spectacular place to spend the day.

VRBO #248730

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Date last modified - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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Majestic Cliffside Tuscan Villa / Stunning Views & Huge Pool

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