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Charming Mexican House with River, Jungle, Ocean & City Views

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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: May Discounts! Buy 5 nights get 2 Free for stay in May!!! Details

Private Homes house description

Casa Marfil is one of the first homes built on the Rio Cuale and has substantial and beautiful remodeling upgrades to make this one of the most charmingly authentic Mexican homes with all of the convenience and comfort that make for a great vacation.

Casa Marfil overlooks the Rio Cuale, bringing the sound of a babbling brook with night time tree frogs singing and daytime flocks of wild parrots and song birds outside the multiple verandas and terraces found in this three story town home. The rooftop terrace makes for even more glorious views of the river, jungle, mountains and city and ocean views. Here you can sunbath privately on quality chaise lounge chairs or relax in the hammock with the wet bar and palapa near, there is no reason to go anywhere unless you want to venture out.


Within walking distance to the beaches and restaurants, including the Malecon, a three mile stretch of beach front walkway with restaurants, clubs, cantinas and souvenir shopping. Any time during the day or night there is plenty of opportunities to catch a free evening concert here, watch street performers, Aztec Sun-Worshipper Dance and ritual and elaborate sand castle art competition and displays.

Also within walking distances are fresh fruit and vegetable outdoor Farmers Market's and Fish Markets for the chef who would prefer to grill or cook a meal at home, there is professional grade appliances and equipment to create a private evening at home to enjoy a candlelit dinner at home. There is a Professional catering and private chef services available upon request for that special dinner at home.

For those who need to stay in touch with work or home, Casa Marfil has wireless functionality for computers, an office, desk and printer for work.

An iPod cradle for music and movies, in addition to an extensive DVD library, player, Satellite TV and Cable makes staying in to relax and staying in touch with those at home easy and carefree.

The Puerto Vallarta Marina is 15 minute drive away where sail boats and fishing excursions can be booked and enjoyed. Zip lines and day excursions to neighboring towns are listed on the Google map provided for day trips north to Sayulita and San Pancho for great Horse Polo evenings or surfing, lessons available or south to Mismaloya and beyond to the Botanical Gardens of Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta airport is easily accessible, only 20 minutes away northbound.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4305 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    accessed from the lanai, within the stonewalled perimeter....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    located on the 3rd level salon....moreless

  • All three bedrooms have new Queen sized new mattresses with 'pillow top' for comfort. One bedroom with Matrimonial sized which is 6'inches wider than standard double. One new sofa bed located on 3rd level salon....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    Ocean and River views with mountain and jungle views during the day, city scape and night views by night....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    using Skype VOIP ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone:

    local lan line available...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular drip...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    New high quality dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gorgeous kitchen granite counter tops and huge wooden dining table, sits 6 with four bar stools around the granite counter tops. High end appliances, gas stove top, dishwasher, convection oven....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Convection oven and microwave....moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    some spices and basics....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker with filtered water, huge fridge....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove top and convection oven and microwave...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Fourth floor rooftop palapa, chaise lounge chairs, hammock and third story terrace....moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 22 traveler reviews
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Special offer: May Discounts! Buy 5 nights get 2 Free for stay in May!!!

Deep discounts for Spring and Summer in Puerto Vallarta at beautiful Casa Marfil, sleeps up to 12 people. Call now and take advantage of this sale now!

Offer for: May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2015-2016
Dec 8 - Jan 15, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,261
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$260
$7,280
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 16%

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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Located in the area known as 'Gringo Gulch', nearby the famous 'Kimberly House', Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's house they owned when she was filming John Huston's 'Night of the Iguana' in the 1960's.

Casa Marfil is one of the first homes built on the Rio Cuale and has substantial remodeling upgrades to make this one of the most charmingly authentic Mexican homes with all of the convenience and comfort that make for a great vacation.

Casa Marfil overlooks the Rio Cuale, bringing the sound of a babbling brook with night time tree frogs singing and daytime flocks of wild parrots and song birds outside the multiple verandas and terraces found in this three story town home. The rooftop terrace makes for even more glorious views of the river, jungle, mountains and city and ocean views. Here you can sunbath privately on chaise lounge chairs or relax in the hammock with the wet bar and palapa near, there is no reason to go anywhere unless you want to venture out.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: This charming Mexican villa built in typical Vallarta style offers dramatic stone and brick archways. Casa Marfil is a beautiful 4,300 sq ft, 4 story villa nestled on the hillside with spectacular views of the Bay of Banderas. Conveniently located in Gringo Gulch within walking distance to all the fine restaurants, shopping, open air markets,beach and popular nightlife. Relax on the terrace sipping margaritas while enjoying the many spectacular sunsets or the nightly fireworks display. The views of the Rio Cuale allow for great wildlife viewing of large yellow and black striped iguana, egret fishing, and wild parrot flying above the river. At times you can catch views of the otters playing in the river and each night frog’s song and cricket are the sounds of the night. The open air concept on the 3rd floor kitchen and salon make for wonderful bay breezes to flow through the villa. This villa is very charming and dramatic. All the beds are new and very comfortable. There is maid service three times a week. A chef is available upon request. Ideal for a honeymoon, small celebration, or spending time with family and friends. The villa can normally sleep up to 8 guests, but there is an Aerobed available for an additional fee if there is a 9th or a 10th guest. Additional amenities include: media library, free wifi, coffee maker, ac central, views, 4th floor wetbar and palapa roof terrace, hair dryer, shower, ipod dock, iron/ironing board, selection of games and books, ice maker. Check-In: 3 PM Check-out 12:00 PM We came to Puerto Vallarta in 2005 and were enchanted by the laid back and relaxed atmosphere. Great communities and people, easy to relocate and feel comfortable. We currently split our time between the U.K. and Puerto Vallarta.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
Casa Marfil is centrally located right in front of the Rio Cuale Island which is truly the only green space in the city of Puerto Vallarta. We are minutes walk from the Malecon, restaurants and beaches. The Rio Cuale and the nature that live around the river, the iguana, the parrot, the frogs all combine to make Casa Marfil and the area where we are located a veritable oasis in the middle of the city.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Casa Marfil was built and is one of the most unique homes in Puerto Vallarta, the street we are on has some of the most unique and authentically Mexican homes in the city. With an eye to detail and convenience, we've kept the authentic Mexican casa feel and combined it with the convenience of modern living, appliances like dishwasher and kitchen appliances that are new all work to feel like First World convenience with Old World Charm.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

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  • Large and comfortable kitchen makes entertaining and staying in a breeze.

    Large and comfortable kitchen makes entertaining and staying in a breeze.

  • Gorgeous remodeled kitchen boasts river and ocean views, dramatic entertaining.

    Gorgeous remodeled kitchen boasts river and ocean views, dramatic entertaining.

  • Plenty of books to browse and read during your relaxing time in Puerto Vallarta.

    Plenty of books to browse and read during your relaxing time in Puerto Vallarta.

  • Master Bath has painted Mexican double sinks and tile shower, washer and dryer.

    Master Bath has painted Mexican double sinks and tile shower, washer and dryer.

  • Renown Casa Kimberly in Gringo's Gulch, near Casa Marfil, seen here 1960's.

    Renown Casa Kimberly in Gringo's Gulch, near Casa Marfil, seen here 1960's.

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  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4.5
  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/13/2015
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Charming Mexican House with River, Jungle, Ocean & City Views

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