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Heavenly, Ocean-Front Villa Luna Mar. Private, Sandy Beach. Superb Staff of Five

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Last updated: 06/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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Property description

Gorgeous ocean views, perfect gardens in a forest setting, and Luna Mar's superb permanent staff of 5 complement the brilliant architecture to create a truly exceptional experience in the heart of the Mexican Riviera. In an exclusive gated community with 20 lots and private beach, Los Ranchos is part of the larger Punta Mita Resort development (which is a 3 minute ride away), giving guests access to 2 Jack Nicklaus golf courses, tennis club, children's play areas, pool and activities, fine dining, beach clubs, water sports, and much more. But it is just as likely you will never want to leave the Villa!
At the Villa itself is a spectacular pool area with padded lounge chairs, where you can watch the ocean roll in ... or walk 40 steps across the Villa's lawn to the private beach. If you wish, arrangements could be made with local excursion and sporting businesses to provide discounted professional services (with no mark-up and at the same prices owners pay) for fishing excursions or island hopping (including spectacular Marietas Islands National Park that is minutes away and part of the spectacular view from the house), boat rides to local villages accessible only by water, surfing or water board lessons, SCUBA or snorkeling, or a host of other activities pre-packaged or tailored by you. These are private tours that pick you up and drop you off on the Villa's private beach, researched and initiated by the owners for their own use, and offered to guests at the same rate as part of the Villa experience.
The Villa also has its own beach toys, including a 2-person ocean kayak, surf board, paddle board, and boogie boards.
The Luna Mar staff is the heart of the Villa; 4 of the 5 have been there since the Villa was designed and built in 2009. A fifth was hired when ownership changed in 2014. Headed by Joel, a seasoned professional trained in 5-star hospitality and luxury resorts, the entire staff has had extensive training and experience in hospitality services. They take tremendous pride and exceptional care in attending to your every need to make your experience at Luna Mar one you will always treasure. Chef Berta will treat you morning, noon, and evening with dining experiences that wow, with dishes from her Mexican cuisine menu or your tailored requests. Her creations are worth the trip! Lupe is a man of many talents, always ahead of your wants by one step or two. His ever-changing original dinner table artwork pieces create permanent memories that make up for their all-too-short lives. They are often set to the theme of Joel's dinner venue for that evening, which you can direct or leave to Joel for a surprise that always delights. Reina attends to the house with loving care and is a master at individualized pillow treats that seem to be the first topic of conversation at the breakfast table each morning. Hugo keeps the facilities running smoothly, with professional efficiency and highest reliability, and a contagious personality. However, it is misleading to label the staff individually. They work as a team, filling in where needed, with one goal in mind: creating an exceptional and very permanent experience for all our guests.
The Villa itself is beautifully appointed with fountains, garden pathways, perfect niches, spectacular courtyards, patios and a warm common area. The smallest of the bedroom suites is over 1,000 s/f, and all come with indoor and outdoor showers. All bedrooms have outdoor beds and/or hammocks for daytime naps or nighttime sleeping to the sound of the waves. The master bedroom complex is nearly 2,000 s/f indoors, and 1,000 s/f outdoors, with one huge veranda overlooking the ocean and another above the tranquil inner courtyard. Renowned architect Jose Vigil ( does a masterful job of creating and then bringing together all these extraordinary spaces in a way that that manages to make a decadent Villa complex into a very warm home.
The staff enjoys providing different dining experiences each evening in the many elegant spaces of the Villa. One night a torch-lit dinner on the beach, the next a rooftop star-gazing dinner, then maybe on the new ocean viewing patio/fireplace area, still another in the courtyard by the fountain, and of course, dinner poolside. The table detail is amazing for each dinner. Bring your camera!


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 10000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Included In Price
  • Dinner - Included In Price

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Children Welcome:

    Nannies and babysitters are available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 12-18

  • Master Bedroom 1 - Ensueno: 1 king

    Ocean views, 2,000 sq ft interior, and 1,000 sq ft exterior....moreless

  • Bedroom 2 - Cielo: 1 king

    Ocean views...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 - Lindo Mar: 1 queen

    Ocean views...moreless

  • Bedroom 4 - El Jardin: 2 queen

    Casita with 2 queen beds....moreless

  • Bedroom 5 - La Palma: 1 king


  • There are few Master suites in the world to rival this spectacular setting. When you walk through the door the ocean panorama overwhelms you, but the longer you spend there the more its true calming effects set in. It is a retreat within the Villa, or an entertaining area. We use its huge ocean front veranda for intimate breakfasts when we're alone, and occasionally for cocktail hour when we have guests ... or even house dinners (works well for a dinner of 8). Complete with a hammock and day beds, whale spotter binoculars, and cocktail table, the ocean veranda is a special place. On the opposite side is the tranquil courtyard veranda, with multiple day beds and lounge chairs. Great for some afternoon shade and quiet reading time. Separate from the two verandas is an outdoor private massage and shower area. When owners stay with their small children, we bring in a day bed, and they sleep in the expansive master suite....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Extremely large bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 - Cielo: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Indoor and outdoor showers....moreless

  • Bathroom 3 - Lindo Mar: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Indoor and outdoor showers...moreless

  • Bathroom 4 - El Jardin: toilet, tub, shower, outdoor shower

    Indoor and outdoor showers with tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 5 - La Palma: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Indoor and outdoor showers...moreless

  • Bathroom 6 - Powder Room: toilet


  • A large sofa in the sitting area, oversized double dressing facilities and a separate large walk-in closet, this room feels more like another bedroom than a bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • All meal preparation and serving by chef and staff, included in price. Groceries purchased separately by guests (or staff will do daily shopping with 10% surcharge to cover associated costs), with receipts provided to guests....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


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


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Sandy beach of the Pacific is 40 steps from the Villa's pool...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Sandy beach of the Pacific is 40 steps away from the Villa's pool...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Sierra Madres in the distance...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Spectacular view of Pacific Ocean and Merietta Islands National Park...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Sandy beach of the Pacific is 40 steps away from the Villa's pool...moreless

  • Resort:

    Exclusive Punta Mita Resort main entrance is 4 minutes away. Membership in that resort is a fringe benefit of the Villa and its guests....moreless

  • Water View:

    Spectacular view of Pacific Ocean and Merietta Islands National Park...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Sandy beach of the Pacific is 40 steps away from the Villa's pool...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining is special. The staff delights in offering creative new dining experiences throughout the villa. One night a torchlit affair on the beach, the next on the roof, then poolside, courtyard, patio....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    4 Industrial grade clothes dryers....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Villa has a local Mexican phone and an international Vonage phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    4 Industrial grade washing machines....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    On the outside chance you wish to take over for your chef, the kitchen is well-appointed and fully stocked, complete with industrial grade equipment throughout and a walk in cold room....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Industrial grade....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked with all the essentials, and as you direct....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Industrial grade large refrigerator with a stand-alone matching freezer....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Numerous throughout the Villa....moreless

  • Boat:

    Not part of Villa, but available to pick you up at the Villa beach for ocean excursions in Banderas Bay area. Larger crafts available in Punta Mita Village, 7 minutes from Villa....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Numerous throughout the Villa. A new viewing deck/fireplace area designed around riverstone artwork was added for 2015, with stunning ocean views in a comfortable family setting. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    2 private Jack Nicklaus golf courses available to Luna Mar guests through owner's Premier Membership in Punta Mita Club, 5 minutes from Villa. Other courses in the area....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Double kayak at the Villa. More available at Punta Mita Beach Clubs, available to guests through owner's Premier Membership in Punta Mita Club. 5 minutes from Villa....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    a beautiful new granite outdoor bar and grilling area was designed by the original house architect and added in 2015....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Multiple tennis courts, complete with pro and shop, at the Main resort. Available to Luna Mar guests through owner's Premier Membership in Punta Mita Club, 5 minutes from Villa....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    2 person kayak, paddle board, surf board, boogie boards at the Villa. Much more available at the Punta Mita Beach Club (including private lessons), available through owner's Premier Membership....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The UV filtered, natural ozone treated pool area is on the ocean side of the villa, with padded lounges and chairs, umbrellas, bamboo trellises, and a separate fire pit area on the lawn, steps away....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2015
Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Fall '15
Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2015
4 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2015
5 night min stay
High Season, Fall-Winter 2015
Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2015
4 night min stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2015
7 night min stay
New Years 2015-2016
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay
High Season, Winter-Spring '16
Jan 3 - Apr 30, 2016
4 night min stay
Low Season, May-Oct 2016
May 1 - Oct 31, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $7,000
  • Taxes Not included


Rates subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Includes use of Villa & staff services, including Chef, grocery shopping, Waiter, Valet, Concierge, Housekeeping, Laundress, Gardening, & Maintenance. Punta Mita Resort guest access (golf, tennis, beach club, etc.).

Rates do not include actual cost of groceries and beverages (per receipts) or 3rd party services (eg. massage), or tips.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 06/06/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
St. Regis or Four Seasons, at Punta Mita Resort
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Jack Nicklaus Signatures, Punta Mita Resort
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 in Punta Mita Resort; Many in Punta Mita Village
12 Metres
Nearest Beach
Villa Luna Mar private beach

Golfers and Tennis Players: Punta Mita Resort (available to our guests) has two 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses, and there are numerous other golf courses in the area. The resort also has a tennis pro and multiple courts available to our guests.

Shoppers: Downtown Puerto Vallarta has great shopping, but it is best to tie it to a day trip, as it is about 40 minutes into town. However, that works because there are many other interesting things for non-shoppers, too. There is a boardwalk with restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. While there are much closer luxury shops at the resort hotels (St. Regis and Four Seasons) and interesting shopping in Punta Mita Village, both 5 minutes away, we enjoy going out a bit further to local villages nearby. Sayulita, for example, is 15 minutes away and is a quaint little town chock full of art galleries, local craft shops, clothes shopping and more. It also has a public beach area great for surfing and paddle boarding with good restaurants on and off the beach (try Don Pedro, which has Salsa night on Mondays).

Surfers: Surfers havens are found throughout Punta Mita. Go to '' for details.

SCUBA divers: Take a group excursion from Punta Mita, or better yet, allow the staff to arrange a private pick-up on the beach at the Villa. Owner is a certified diver and enjoys diving near the Marietas Islands National Park, a 10-minute boat ride from the Villa beach.

Snorklers: There is a reef 60 yards out from the Villa beach that has great snorkeling. Diving for oysters or lobsters is fun there (the owner does it with local divers, who the staff could arrange to guide you). Also, there are many other snorkeling opportunities throughout Banderas Bay, including the Marietas Islands noted above.

Day Trips:

1. Sayulita Village (noted above).

2. Take a panga (or water taxi) from the Villa private beach to the water-access-only village of Quimixto to find a serene beach surrounded by boulders, perfect for snorkelers, as well as Yelapa, the largest remote beach..

3. Old Town Puerto Vallarta. Shopping (noted above), tourist strolling, restaurants of all calibers, galleries, museums, water sports, etc. You can easily put together a full day trip to PV that can satisfy the preferences of all ages and genders!

On the water: Combine a trip to Marietas Islands with a SCUBA or snorkeling activity, or with a fishing trip.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We visited the property for the first time in April of 2014. We immediately fell in love with the Villa, the staff, and the setting. After researching other Villas in Los Ranchos, and in the surrounding area, we determined that Luna Mar was where we needed to be. We closed on the property at the end of July, looking forward to years of memories with family and friends. After considerable research and advice from other owners in the area, it became clear that an occupied house is better than allowing it to be empty in our absence -- for the staff and for the facilities. Given our own experience there, we decided to continue offering the property for lifetime experiences.

Why the Owner Chose Ranchos Estates:
The staff. The architecture. The setting. We have been fortunate to travel the world, and have never found a place as tranquil and private as this while still having such spectacular natural resources.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
It is an exceptionally private Villa, with ready access to innumerable sporting and entertainment activities. You have complete control on the degree of privacy or access. Either is easy to accomplish, depending on your mood or intention on any given day.

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Speaks: english

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  • Open-air Living Room

    Open-air Living Room

  • From the Living Room

    From the Living Room

  • Entertainment Area

    Entertainment Area

  • Villa private beach

    Villa private beach

  • Villa beach dinner setting

    Villa beach dinner setting

  • Rooftop Dining

    Rooftop Dining

  • Cielio (Upper Level Bedroom Suite)

    Cielio (Upper Level Bedroom Suite)

  • Ensueno Suite bathroom

    Ensueno Suite bathroom

  • Villa Gym

    Villa Gym

  • Pool-side Lunch in Bamboo shade

    Pool-side Lunch in Bamboo shade

  • Courtyard Breakfast

    Courtyard Breakfast

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Villa private beach

    Villa private beach

  • Entrance Trellis and Channel Fountain

    Entrance Trellis and Channel Fountain

  • Courtyard


  • Ensueno (Master Bedroom Suite)

    Ensueno (Master Bedroom Suite)

  • Lindo Mar (Lower Level Bedroom Suite)

    Lindo Mar (Lower Level Bedroom Suite)

  • Ensueno Suite Veranda Massage

    Ensueno Suite Veranda Massage

  • A typical staff table top (the sea animals are hand-arranged, loose seeds!)

    A typical staff table top (the sea animals are hand-arranged, loose seeds!)

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