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Spectacular Hacienda, Incredible Oceanviews, Ideal Getaway, Pool, 3-Staff, Wifi

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Villa~3 Staff, 3 BDRS, 3 1/2 Baths, beds 8 + pack n play, indoor/outdoor living

Keeping the charm of a traditional and spacious Mexican villa, we have recently renovated the entire villa. We have also created a beautiful botanical 'Secret Garden' (see photos) in the lush green spaces on our property. It is our Shangri-la!

Casa Do Re Mi is located one mile south of town and a short 5 minute walk to the beautiful Conchas Chinas Beach. We appreciate your interest and will quickly respond to your request.

Below are some of the BENEFITS you will enjoy!

There is NO extra charge for our cook, houseman & maid.

Food, beverages and gratuities are not included.

1. GREAT COOK - Included in rental. Six days a week Chayo will shop, cook and serve you two delicious meals daily. Food and beverage costs not included.

2. HOUSEMAN - Included in rental. Ivan makes the BEST MARGARITAS you've ever tasted. He will be prepare any drink of your choice and also act as your personal concierge.

He makes your reservations for golf, scuba or deep sea fishing to canopy tours or ATV trips into the jungle. He also prepares and cooks ribs, fresh fish ribs, burgers or steak on the new outdoor BBQ grill by the pool.

A detailed bill is presented at the end of your stay for your food and beverages. Please reimburse the staff in dollars or pesos. No checks accepted.

3. IMMACULATE VILLA Sarah, your housekeeper, will clean the villa daily except on Sundays, (staff day off). included in rental. She will wash all towels, sheets etc and is happy to accommodate your personal request for a small gratuity. Machines are not for guests use.

4. THREE LARGE A/C BEDROOM SUITES - all have private bathrooms (2 sinks) and private lavatory. Each with your own terrace and fountain facing the ocean. All bedrooms are air conditioned and have ceiling fans. Each bedroom can be made up as a KING or with two TWINS. There are two additional roll aways for young people to be accommodated either in the downstairs bedroom or playroom. A fourth half bath is adjacent to the playroom. Also available is a high chair and Pack n Play.

5. SPECTACULAR VIEW OF OCEAN - Expansive terraces are perfect places to enjoy the incredible and mesmerizing views of the Bay. Also a large swimming pool which is also KID FRIENDLY. BEACH - Across the street - 5 minute walk .

6. WIFI and TELEPHONE - Wifi all throughout the casa and free calls to the USA, Canada.

7. CHILDREN - We built our home to accommodate all ages of children. The large pool is shallow at one end with the steps wide and extending from side to side making it a perfect place for toddlers to sit and play. Grown kids love to play ball in the deep end and swim laps. The beach across the street is also perfect for the very young and teenagers to adults.

8.SECURITY SYSTEM - Even though Puerto Vallarta is extremely safe and secure, we do have a security system. The property perimeter is also secured with a 24 hour vehicle patrol.

9. AIRPORT TRANSFER - A professional English speaking driver will personally take care of you from the time you clear customs to your arrival at the casa and offers cold bottled water/beer! lHis charge is $120 usd for up to eight people ROUND TRIP Airport Transfer. He is available for sightseeing at any time. Rates are in our booklet at the villa.

10. BARS and MUSIC - There are two wet bars with a refrigerator down by the pool. Surround sound is upstairs and downstairs with a total of eight speakers and Sirius XM radio, DVD and TV movie Library. *NETFLIX is at your fingertips.

11. WHALES: YES, just enjoy sitting on our terrace overlooking the Bay and you should see whales during the months of December thru March. We have seen whale babies born and huge whales jumping and spouting right in front of our villa. We have binoculars or bring your favorite ones to see the sights.

So sit back and enjoy the views, relax by the pool with the most delicious margaritas ever... walk to town on the beach or take a short 4 min. taxi ride to the shops in Old Vallarta. Then you end your day with a beautiful sunset while enjoying a delicious dinner!

A masseuse is available to come to the house. Terrific Mariachi Trio can be reserved if you let us know ahead of time.

*Some items at villa:

SPA robes; Hair dryers; Beach towels; Yoga mats; Binoculars: Games; Cards; Puzzles; Library; Netflix and Pool toys for young children!

The staff is wonderful, as you can read by the comments below. Their desire is to ensure you have a memorable vacation! Our cook has been with us for 26 years and our houseman for 16 years.

We look forward to providing you with a memorable vacation in beautiful Puerto Vallarta.

Hasta luego, Barb and Bob


More Details

Barb Sypult
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Barb Sypult

The people in Puerto Vallarta make you want to return every year. They are warm, full of joy, very friendly and helpful. We are mesmerized each day watching the ever changing ocean from our terraces.... passing the time while enjoying Chayo's delicious breakfast or at sundown .... sipping Ivan's margaritas while enjoying the boats, parasailers and schools of dolphins and whales in season. A swim in the large pool is refreshing - allowing us to leisurely float in the water soaking in the beauty of the exotic flowers that we have nurtured through the years. All the many species of birds enjoy the gardens surrounding our home. We have exotic green parrots and vibrant yellow and black and bright blue birds. The ocean breezes are divine! We have traveled to vacation spots around the globe, but we never get the same feeling as we when arrive in Puerto Vallarta! It is truly a paradise!

Barb Sypult purchased this villa in 1972

Why Barb Sypult chose Lower Conchas Chinas

Our location is ideal. We are situated on a lush mountainside with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean in the Conchas Chinas Residential area (only 5 min. from the heart of town). We take pride in the beauty comfortable ambience of our villa and love that the taxi is right at the bottom of our hill, giving our guests unparalleled convenience to town and the pristine Conchas Chinas Beach.

The casa is perfect for singles reuniting for a week of fun, three couples and families with children – up to eight guests. Our staff create the perfect experiences for your needs, suiting your palate and your schedule of activities, whether it be relaxing or taking in all Vallarta has to offer.

Accessibily to the airport was important as we are only a 20 minute drive. Also, having direct flights from the USA. Having a great beach / ocean front home in a friendly town with lots atmosphere and charm was a draw.

From our first visit we fell in love with Vallarta because of the genuine warmth of the locals, their friendliness and the quaintness of this fishing village and its superb dining. The lush jungle and high mountains cascading down to the sandy beaches are always a spectacular sight.

We are thrilled that many of our guests have become engaged at our villa and now return with their families. It's a romantic and fun place to hang out and enjoy a great staff who will accommodate your every need.

After all these years, our feelings are still the same ~ we love Vallarta.

What makes this villa unique

PLEASE READ OUR REVIEWS as they say it all.

The Staff


She is fantastic/ Every meal is more delicious than the last. As foodies, we take exceptional pride in knowing our chef is one of the best, most sought-after in Puerto Vallarta.


n makes the 'Best' margaritas you’ve ever tasted !!!!! He is very friendly and as your personal concierge, will make reservations for whatever activity you wish to experience...from daily massages at the villa, canopy and fishing trips, golf tee times, to dinner reservations.


She allows you to enjoy your stay by keeping the casa beautiful and immaculate.

Our staff prides themselves on giving our guests a memorable vacation experience by providing them with tips on how to fully enjoy each day in Puerto Vallarta.

Our casa is ideally situated in the midst of green space. This affords you the opportunity yo view right from our terrace all the fabulous wildlife like the groups of green parrots, yellow and black birds, monarch butterflies in the winter, blue and black birds, amusing wild turkeys who always are in pairs ! Of course the dolphins and schools if flying fish can be fun to watch. Whales in the winter season too!

Location, location, location is everything! We are in a prime are being close to the beautiful Conchas Chinas Beach, while only a four minute taxi to town. A place you can relax and swim, snorkel and just enjoy the view of the entire Bay of Banderas. We provide you with beach chairs, towels, and coolers, stocked with delicious food from our cook.

We pride ourselves in our attention to detail whether it is making arrangements for your excursions, preparing delicious meals, keeping the villa immaculate or preparing for a special occasion. Our staff is there to make your stay a memorable one.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Family birthday adventure, so romantic. We appreciated the attention of the staff that prepared wonderful meals and kept the house neat and clean.  Ivan was a fountain of information on whom we relied many times. We will absolutely return.
Feb 2018
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Lower Conchas Chinas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Full bath ~ double sinks ~ private lavatory ~ ceiling fan
    Bathroom 1 - A full bath ~ double sinks ~ private lavatory, celing fan
    Bathroom 2 - Full bath ~ double sinks ~ private lavatory and ceiling fan
    Bathroom 3 - Double sinks, fan, private lavatory
  • Three spacioual baths, double sinks, two with shower and one with shower and tub. All lavatories with door for privacy. Wide mirrors and good lighting and fan. Luxury towels are provided. Full length mirror in each bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Playroom - Also used for overflow for children & rollaways ~ two fans
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Air conditioned and ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Air Conditioned and ceiling fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Air conditioned and celing fan
  • Spacious bedrooms with King or Twin bed. All may be converted to make two twins. Two rollaway beds can be placed in bedrooms or playroom with adjacent half bath for convenience., Child bedrails and Pack n Play (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioned Bedrooms, TV/DVD movie library with DVD player, XM Radio & iPod connection,Library. All Luxury Linens, Towels and Beach Towels,Spa Robes and Hair Dryers provided, Washer and Dryer, Large HEATED POOL, HI SPEED WIRELESS Internet available for your iPAD, Laptop, Blackberry, iPhone etc, Beach and water toys, floats, coolers, beach chairs w/umbrellas, snorkel equipment


Ahhh, the beauty of it all.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 26, 2014

Casa Do Re Mi exceeded all expectations. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left all we could think was WOW! As soon as you enter Casa Do Re Mi you are faced with the most amazing view of the Bay of Banderas. The experience only gets better as a smiling Ivan promptly supplies the most delicious Margaritas. Ivan then invites you to sit down for a welcome dinner. The meal, prepared by Chayo, is, as every meal that followed, absolutely delicious. On the following days Ivan helped arrange activities, supplied refreshments and kept the garden and pool tidy. Chayo prepared a succulent breakfast and dinner that we picked the day before. Sarah kept the house spotlessly clean. They made sure at every turn that this bear family had the best time possible. Casa Do Re Mi is built in the style of a Mexican hacienda. The attention to detail in its decoration and upkeep is remarkable. The finely furnished indoors and outdoors provide everything you need to relax and enjoy the all-surrounding spectacular ocean views. Everything is beautifully maintained. That attention to detail is also displayed by Barb the owner with her guests. We had a conversation prior to departure on the phone to go over Casa Do Re Mi. She asked us which beverages we’d like to be there for our arrival. She called us to check that everything was going well. In short, she cares about her guests having an unforgettable experience. Across the street from the villa we relaxed and swam at the beach. The house has plentiful towels and beach toys that our bear family enjoyed. The hotel Lindo Mar across the street has an elevator for easy access to a beautiful beach with calm waters that our little bear particularly enjoyed. We spent a lot of time swimming and laughing at the pool. Our time there was made better by Ivan’s constant supply of refreshing beverages. After fantastic dinners and deserts we were treated to mesmerizing sunsets. Our bear family has been to many places around the world but Casa Do Re Mi will forever be one of our favorites!

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average rating of 4.979592 based on 59 reviews

Paradise in Puerto Vallarta!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in VRBO homes all over the World and Casa Do Re Mi would be at the top of the list. Very comfortable, spacious, extremely well maintained and clean. The staff included in the stay makes for a dream vacation. From cocktails by the pool to your bed/bathroom being cleaned everyday, this home is far better than any 5 star resort, seriously!

Great pool, plenty of space to spread out, excellent WIFI service, Netflix available at night. Did I mention you have a staff to wait on you? Ivan and Chayo are wonderful, your wish is their command, they will do anything you ask, including selecting or making up your own menu to cook for dinner.

Barb ( the owner) could not be more responsive before, during, and after your stay, very easy to deal with and helpful. Do yourself a favor if going to PV, stay here, TRUST ME!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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One word “AMAZING”

  • 5 of 5

First time staying at Casa do re mi and will not be our last. The house is amazing with incredible views. The staff at the house from the driver - to my main man Ivan is TOP NOTCH!! Main reason our group was there was to go on a fishing trip although the fishing unfortunately was not that good due to wind. but I’d have to say the fishing trip almost seemed like an extra treat and the main trip was staying at this house. Honestly I almost never review anything (maybe just to lazy or busy, not sure which one lol) but I would do this house and Barb (the owner) a injustice if I didn’t. IT WAS THAT AMAZING and I’ve stayed at a lot of places in Puerto Vallarta been there many many times. This will be our new GO to house on our annually trip and all our future trips we make to PV

It’s definitely a place to bring the family or if you just want a relaxing getaway



  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Relaxation at it's finest

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my five days at Casa Do Re Mi. The views are amazing. A quick bus ride into town to visit the shops and fine restaurants. Ivan can arrange any tours desired. The day trip to Yelapa was great. It was also nice to lie by the pool and relax with a book and the excellent Margaritas Ivan made. The housekeeper and chef were the icing on the cake! I will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for nice comments. That will mean a lot to our wonderful staff. They try very hard to make every guest feel special without being intrusive. We will look forward to your return. Barb
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Authentic Mexico with modern comforts

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this villa! It felt like old-style mexico with all the modern comforts. Beautiful views from every room, comfortably equipped, and the layout was perfect for our group of 6. The pictures don't do it justice! The staff was absolutely fantastic - whatever we could think of to want, they could get - or make for us! Margaritas on arrival (and pretty much whenever we wanted), and authentic Mexican meals, which were better than any restaurant!

The beach, although disappointingly small, was a short walk from the condo, and a segway to everything else. Taxis were readily available - and inexpensive (+/- $6 USD to town). Our favorite moments were spent at the house, but we did force ourselves to venture out. We took a 6-hr boat rental/excursion, which provided the most incredible whale watching... we couldn't have been any closer, and got to see these magnificent animals frolicking in the ocean during their mating season (and also saw iguanas on every tree!).

We would definitely highly recommend this Hacienda to any group or family... Casa Do Re Mi, with its rich history - provided wonderful service, beautiful sunsets, and a vacation to treasure!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review. It is so true that we’ve never been able to take photos that really show the incredible expanse and closeness you feel to the Bay. So happy your whale trip was exciting and memorable. Our staff will look forward to your return. Best to you all.
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Beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Casa Do Re Mi is awesome! Ivan is fantastic to say the least he will answer any question you have literally. Not only does he make fabulous drinks but he will recommend the best beach to go to with an infant. Ivan is very kind, nice and knowledgeable he really makes you feel like you are at home. With fifteen years of experience at this house he takes pride in his job and expertise in the area. My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful place with our four month old daughter and mothers. The entire experience was so wonderful we want to book again at the same time next year. The cook Chayo can make anything you ask for and it’s delicious. The maid Sarah did a fantastic job cleaning our entire stay and is a pleasure to be around. I would recommend Casa Do Re Mi to anyone. Thank you for the opportunity to stay at this incredible place!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and we will pass them along to our wonderful staff. They will be looking forward to your return and we all wish you the happiest of New Years. Barb
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Dallas, TX

Most perfect place in the workd

  • 5 of 5

Staff incredible. Food better than any five star restaurant. View was glorious. Pool delightful. Accommodations outstanding. The owners have dazzled the jaded and aroused the bored

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lynn. As you know, our staff work so deligently and yet quietly to ensure our guests have a memorable vacation at Casa Do Re Mi. We're so happy you had such a wonderful experience and look forward to your return next Thanksgiving. Barb
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)
Nearest Barpub
Lindo Mar Restaurant and El Set Restaurant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Marina Golf and Vista Golf
Nearest Motorway
Carra. de la Bahia
Nearest Restaurant
Lindo Mar and El Set across the street
Nearest Beach
Conchas Chinas Beach
Car: not necessary

The beautiful sandy Conchas Chinas Beach is a 5 minute walk from the front door of the villa. Great for swimming (especially with children!), snorkeling & diving. Walk across the sandy beach to enjoy a refreshing lunch on the ocean at Lindo Mar Restaurant. Puerta Vallarta also offers Horseback Riding, Canopy Trips, Eight Championship Golf Courses (one designed by Tom Weiskopf and two by Jack Nicklaus.)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.0%

No extra charge for children under the age of 8 years old.
We prefer no Sunday check ins but the staff will work if requested, for an additional one time fee of $90.00 to be paid directly to them.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund