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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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Mismaloya’s newest and brightest jewel is Villa Mandarinas. This architectural masterpiece cascades down six beautiful tiers of native vegetation, dramatic cliffs and colorful gardens overlooking the beach and cove where "The Night of the Iguana" was filmed. Originally named "Las Peñas" (the boulders) in 1541 by Captain Don Pedro de Alvarado, the Los Arcos Island Preserve looms impressively off the shore of Villa Mandarina. Considered the centerpiece of the best views in Banderas Bay, Los Arcos stars as the highlight of every vista in the home.
When you turn into Villa Mandarina’s beautiful stone driveway, you are invited to enter the estate by the fluid and graceful opening of the soaring accordion garage doors. Made of honey colored primavera wood, these doors are only the first example of the innovation and beauty this estate holds. When you pull through the doors and park at the zenith of the cliffs of Mismaloya, you are greeted by the best view you have had on the entire journey.
Soaring ceilings and conjoined great rooms open onto terraces, bedrooms, landings and patios throughout the house and the myriad variety of windows and glass doors. The cathedral like openness makes the absolute privacy of the home that much more surprising. Four custom made hand blown chandeliers complement the loftiness of the home and accent the home’s custom furniture elements. The chandelier in the dining room hovers below the ceiling illuminating the one of a kind sabino wood table carved from a single tree which can seat 16 guests.The stairs, made from beautiful dark stained haya wood, act as the visual hub of the home. The base of the stairs below flows organically into a massive boulder bisecting the kitchen and dining area from the main living room.
Each of the seven master bedrooms has a spectacular view of the bay with individual private terraces shaded by bamboo which gracefully compliments the colors of the estate. The unique features of each master bathroom speak to the creativity and artistic inspiration of Villa Mandarina’s designers. In one bedroom a half ton sink has been carved from a volcanic boulder so massive that the piece was installed and the room was built around it. Two of the master bathrooms share a single monolithic boulder stretching through two floors to bind the rooms with the natural elements of the land. In another master bathroom, a custom window offers a graceful curve of etched glass that accents the view of Los Arcos across the bay.
Villa Mandarinas offers its guests an amenity unique even in the community of Mismaloya - the ability to arrive at your destination from the land or the sea. When you approach the estate by water, the home’s earthy and vibrant colors draw your eye from miles away. The property’s dramatic castle walls rising to the terraces, gardens and lawns above grow more and more impressive as you pass Los Arcos and continue over the water to the estate. As you step off the boat onto Villa Mandarina’s private pier the final chapter of the estate’s story is presented to you as the first. A private beach on one side of the property balances itself against a spacious natural salt water pool on the other. These features are completely unique and are an expression of Architect Alberto Alvarez’s vision of what a home this amazing deserves.
The nature of this home is such that words and pictures can only offer a suggestion of the homes unique beauty, location and the inspiration of its architect and designer. Those who are fortunate enough to visit this estate will come away with a true understanding of what it is to live “La Pura Vida.”
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•12 minute drive to Hospital/Clinic
•18 minute drive to Town at Puerto Vallarta
•20 minute drive to Tennis court
•30 minute drive to Golf course
•40 minute drive from Airport at Diaz Ordaz
•2 pull out couches can be used for minors
•Great location for Family Gathering, Corporate events, Water Sports activities
•Weddings are allowed up to a maximum of 35 persons at an additional cost
•Grocery pre-stocking services are offered, at additional cost (10% of total cost of groceries) list must be provided 14 days prior to arrival
•Meal Plan services are included and must be confirmed 7 days prior to arrival,
•Boat Charters, Spa Services, Personal trainers, Private bilingual guides and cars for Excursions and Tours can all be arranged at additional costs
•Puerto Vallarta was once a sleepy little town where the locals made their living without tourists, timeshares or even an airport. Visitors were so infrequent that the locals could tell you how many were in town on any given day. Strangely enough, Puerto Vallarta’s tourism boom did not come from Puerto Vallarta at all but from Banderas Bay’s most coveted jewel, Mismaloya.
In 1963 John Huston’s “The Night of the Iguana” was filmed using Mismaloya’s virgin coasts and unspoiled jungles as a backdrop. John Huston once wrote that he was the only person who cared for the place; he was of course, very wrong. The legend surrounding the production and the many twists and turns of the cast’s romances while filming had Americans flocking to theaters in droves, turning once unknown Puerto Vallarta into the dream destination for millions of Mexico’s Northern neighbors. The incredible influx of tourism over the years changed Puerto Vallarta into one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations, and while Puerto Vallarta grew, the people who wanted to retain the ambience and feel of Banderas Bay’s once virgin coastlines rediscovered Mismaloya’s beauty and tranquility. While Puerto Vallarta’s landscape and terrain allows for more and more expansion, homes in Mismaloya are rare. Most of Mismaloya exists in a single tier walking inland from coast, to home, to the road and finally to the Sierra Madre mountains.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16
Bathrooms: 7.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- IPod docking station, Fax machine,High chair,Ceiling fans Hairdryers Toiletries (Mexican hotel brand) Blender Toaster Toaster ovenCoffee makerFood processorJuicerTable-top grill *Staff & Services* Included: •2 Housekeepers: 7 days a week 8:00am to 5:00pm speaks Spanish •2 Cooks: 7 days a week 8:00am to 9:00pm speaks Spanish •1 Butler: 7 days a week 9:00am to 5:00pm speaks Spanish and English •1 Manager: 7 days a week 9:00am to 5:00pm speaks Spanish, English and French and also provided concierge services •1 Security Guard/Maintenance man: 24/ 7, resides on the property •Our staff works Sundays and Holidays for no extra charge •Welcome tropical drink upon arrival for the entire group •Cold tea-infused towelettes for refreshing upon arrival •Free long distance calls using the vonage system •Free bottle water •Shopping service for groceries •Free turned down service provided nightly •Meal plan service - must be confirmed 7 days prior to arrival At Extra Cost–advance notice...moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Computer Available
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Private Pool
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Fitness Center
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7 Bedrooms - up to 14 Guests | USD $2793 - $4000 May 01, 2012 - Oct 31, 2012 USD $2900 per night 3 nights min Nov 01, 2012 - Nov 16, 2012 USD $3500 per night 3 nights min Nov 17, 2012 - Nov 24, 2012 USD $4000 per night 3 nights min Nov 25, 2012 - Dec 14, 2012 USD $3500 per night 3 nights min Dec 15, 2012 - Jan 05, 2013 USD $4000 per night 7 nights min
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