About the property
- Villa5000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights
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
KEYWORDS: QUIET, SAFE and SECURE - COOK PREPARES MEALS - LARGE POOL - WIFI - 5 min. WALK TO BEACH - 4 min Taxi to TOWN- 3 BEDROOMS / 3 1/2 BATHS - PRIVACY MUSIC, OCEANVIEWS, Great LOCATION - WE CAN ACCOMMODATE ALL INCLUSIVE ON REQUEST.
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- within a few hours
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 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 OUR COOK: 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. OUR HOUSEMAN: 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. OUR HOUSEKEEPER: 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.
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Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Spectacular views old world charm!
Casa Do Re Mi has amazing views and old world charm. The house manager, Ivan, is there to make your stay enjoyable and he makes fabulous margaritas! Chayo the cook makes the most delicious authentic meals! Conchas Chinas is the perfect location and we had the best time.
Wonderful house, views, amenities!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Do Re Mi. Barb was great and easy to communicate with prior to our arrival. She set us up with dinner reservations, and gave us a good idea what to expect during our stay. The house staff was fabulous. Ivan helped us make arrangements for water taxis, snorkeling, regular taxis and made our stay more enjoyable, including evening margaritas after a long day at the beach. Choya was marvelous cook and we enjoyed every meal she made. The house was immaculate and came with a lot of extras like pool toys and floaties, sand toys and boogie boards. There was quite a bit of street noise (to be expected since you are right above the road) but the location, owners and home amenities made it all worth it. Highly recommend this house.
Thank you for your lovely words about Casa Do Re Mi. The staff just love to serve our guests and to make sure everyone is having a great time. Ivan is so adept in making arrangements that fit each person's desire and he does make the best margaritas ever. By the way, because you were there the week before Semana Santa (EASTER WEEK) you did experience more than normal road travel as everyone in Mexico seems to head to Puerto Vallarta over this particular holiday of the year. Do return any other time and you'll find it much more calm and quiet. We also enjoyed having you and talking with you from the beginning. Many thanks again for being a wonderful guest of our home. Barb
Paradise in Puerto Vallarta!
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!!!!
We appreciate your kind words. We know there are many lovely homes to stay in but try to pride ourselves on our wonderful and responsive staff. Thank you so much and looking forward to your return. Barb and Bob
Lovely villa, views, food and location. Would skip the airport transport.
Our 3-generation family all enjoyed the villa. The home is really lovely; we've never stayed anywhere like it. The upstairs couches were pleasantly more comfortable than they look. We all slept well. There was a pack'n'play for our infant. The villa truly is an "outside" home, and there are 2 sets of stairs, so it is easy for little feet to sneak around the back way and down to the pool deck - adults must be on alert! Our pre-schoolers loved the pool. There were lots of pool toys. We brought our own lifevests.
Chayo is a wonderful cook. We far enjoyed our meals here compared to an all-inclusive.
Ivan keeps the villa well, and does serve yummy drinks. We had never rented a staffed-villa before, so have to admit we were unsure on etiquette, and what we could/should ask for.
A couple issues with the pool: the white perimeter was treacherous, no matter your speed, if your feet were even slightly wet; it really needs to be re-painted with a gritty paint. The water was quite cloudy to start, but Ivan cleaned it one day while we were there - unfortunately this meant several hours' down time. The pool temperature varied quite a lot, and we noted the water was not circulating at all on our final couple day - perhaps there were mechanical issues?
Unfortunate "roundtrip" airport transportation experience: I'm always hesitant to pay entirely for something upfront, however we did as requested: $120 US return. At our arranged departure time, the transport did not arrive. It was Ivan's day off, but thankfully he answered his cell phone and came to the rescue. Indeed our pick-up had not been scheduled properly. The taxi company sent 2 radio taxis for our crowd, and arranged to pay them. So all in all, we were to the airport just in time, and for the same amount of money, but more hectic than desired.
The villa location is great, as other reviewers have explained. We used Uber to get back in to town. It was always fast to get a car, and for a cost of about 50Mex Pesos. In hindsight, I would have simply used Uber from the airport as well. They pick up from the Oxxo Station which is simply across the street from the arrival doors of the PVR airport.
The property owner, Barbara, made contact with me before confirming the reservation, which was appreciated. She does not process payment through the VRBO site, but rather via bank transfer or PayPal. This wasn't a huge fuss, but my preference would have been through the VRBO system for simplicity.
Thank you Andrea for taking the time to write such a nice detailed description of your stay. We are delighted you loved Casa Do Re Mi and Chayo's many delicious meals. We and our staff have worked very diligently over the years to attain 50 five star reviews. You have mentioned a few items that I would like to answer as a courtesy to you, your family and future guests.
You were very correct that the decking around the pool was slippery and that was only due to the fact that there is special sand which was not available when we painted last time. Thankfully, we were able to secure it and it has now been painted WITH the sand so it will not be slick, which we agree, is a much better solution.
Also, the water was cloudy due to not having a day in between guests to properly add the correct chemicals. Because of your experience, we have now changed the time that we will add chemicals. When we are booked so full, the houseman will add chemicals at nighttime before he leaves. This way no one will be inconvenienced. The pool was circulating at all times, except when it automatically rotates off. We had it checked Friday and it is in 100% working condition.
As regards your transfer, we certainly understand that it was an unfortunate mix up but thought you were told about the wonderful man who heads this up...had to be rushed to the hospital as he had a very serious medical issue. His daughter was taking over for him for the first time and she overlooked your transfer. Naturally, she was so sorry for her mistake. However, she and Ivan did arrange to have you picked up and taken to the airport so you would not miss your flight, at no additional cost to you. This was the very first time that has ever happened to any of our guests. Everyone loves the young men that operate our transfers. Our guests usually requests them for day trips during their stay. I felt I needed to clear that up for you so you would understand the circumstances.
Regarding VRBO, your payments did go through VRBO. We do ask our guests if they would pay by eCheck for their second payment as it costs us 3% for the use of a credit card. This enables us to continue to keep our rental rates very reasonable. We also do accept credit cards whenever requested.
Hopefully, this will be of some comfort to you to know how much we care about each and every guest. When things do happen we try to rectify the situation as best we can. Best regards, Barb
One word “AMAZING”
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
AMAZING PLACE THANKS
Sorry the fishing wasn’t great but so happy Casa Do Re Mi lived up to your expectations!
Our staff will be very appreciative of your kind words as an I. They work hard and enjoy their jobs. We know there are many lovely homes to choose from in PV but know our staff make our guests experience extraordinary. Of course, the amazing views are just an added bonus! Thanks so much and look forward to your return and better fishing.
Relaxation at it's finest
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!!
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
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.