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Beautiful Traditional Villa--Just Steps to Beach Fabulous View

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6 - 8)

FROM the moment you step through the door into Casa Vista de Yates, you will feel the warm welcome of Mexico. Walk onto the patio surrounded by beautiful gardens, and overlook the new La Cruz Marina, the sailboats, fishermen, and beautiful Banderas Bay. At night enjoy the sparkling lights of Puerto Vallarta.

OUR home is located in the small fishing village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, about 14 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, it is still close enough to enjoy the nightlife, sightseeing and fun of the city.

CASA Vista de Yates is a private, secure, 3 Bedroom completely furnished, traditional Mexican home for adults and families. It is beautifully appointed and suitable for the most discriminating guests. You can relax on the patio and swim in the blue tiled swimming pool, or walk 100 steps to the white sand beaches of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Casa Vista de Yates has tiled floors throughout and a complete kitchen with everything you might need to prepare gourmet meals. The water supply is equipped with a water purification and pressure system. Maid service is provided once a week with towels changed when needed.

On the first floor of the Casa is the large master bedroom with tiled bath, king size bed and patio overlooking the ocean and marina. Also there is a spacious second bedroom with queen-size bed, double bunk with twin on top, and half bath looking out over the gardens. All bedrooms include foam mattress toppers and luxury linens for your sleeping comfort. The living area includes a dining area and living room with a TV with DVD. Up the tiled staircase, you will find another comfortable sitting area. The second master bedroom has a king size bed and beautiful traditionally tiled bath with a deck and breathtaking view of the new La Cruz Marina and Bay of Banderas. The Casa is walled and gated for your privacy and security. IT IS A PERFECT PLACE TO RELAX.

HERE, along this mile stretch of beach, are several luxury homes - our Mexican paradise. It is easily accessible by the main highway to Punta de Mita. Dennis and Adam, at Gecko Rent a Car in Bucerias will pick you up at the airport and deliver you and your car to our doorstep. In La Cruz you can enjoy the ambiance of a small Mexican village with small shops, traditional taco stands, wonderful bakeries, but also first class restaurants such as Frascati's Italian Restaurant, Black Forest Restaurant, Masala, and the new La Cruz Yacht Club Restaurant, and our favorite for tacos -- Tacos on the Street. Other favorites are Philos Pizza, Ana Banana's, Huanacaxtle Cafe and even Subway is on the Plaza.

IF you do tire of the lazy days, we can easily arrange a variety of tours for you including: ATV Tour, Canopy Tour, Diving and Snorkeling Trips, Shopping, Swimming with the Dolphins, Fishing, Golfing and many more. The Puerto Vallarta area is alive with exciting things to do, day and night.

WHAT more could you ask for? Perhaps someone to prepare a meal or two occasionally. We can arrange a traditional Mexican chef to come to the Casa and prepare a delicious meal for you at a reasonable cost. Also we have a massage therapist available who will come to the Casa and spoil and relax you with a therapeutic massage. The above services can easily be arranged by calling our local Property Manager.


Keywords: Villa, Casa, House, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico, Value, Pool, Tropical, Marina, Relaxing, Vacation, Traditional Mexican, Bucerias, Market, View, Palm Trees,

More Details

Linda Higgins
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Linda Higgins

Your 'Home in La Cruz' owners are Charlie and Linda Higgins. We were born and raised in the Seattle, Washington area and have lived there our entire lives. We raised our family of 4 children in Seattle. We found on our numerous visits to Mexico that we loved the Puerto Vallarta area and we finally found our dream home in La Cruz. After our retirement, we bought Casa Vista de Yates so we could enjoy winters in the awesome Banderas Bay area and summers in beautiful Lake Chelan, WA, where we reside now.

Linda Higgins purchased this villa in 2008

Why Linda Higgins chose Nayarit

As soon as we walked through the doors of Casa Vista de Yates, we loved it. We love the traditional mexican architecture and ambiance. Looking out from the deck area we were entranced by the activities at the marina and the gorgeous view of the Bay of Banderas. We just can't believe that we can get up every morning and have coffee overlooking that wonderful view. The friendliness and quaint feeling of the village of La Cruz further convinced us that we should be here. The village of La Cruz is small and welcoming, AND it has some awesome places to eat and listen to music. There are always things to do and another beach to discover here.

What makes this villa unique

Staying at our property you will enjoy being RELAXED and REFRESHED. The large pool is beautiful to look at and refreshing to be in. Our back yard is relaxing with beautiful tropical gardens and flowers. The view is one of the best in the world. The town of La Cruz is welcoming and friendly with lots of great restaurants and bars with music from around the world. The local fishermen sell their fresh fish daily in the marina. There are people from all around the world here who sail into the marina and enjoy the ambiance of La Cruz. There are fantastic beaches in every direction. If you love fishing, its the place to be with boats available to take you deep see fishing for marlin,tuna, sailfish, mahi-mahi and more just steps from our house. We love it here -- Can you tell???


Higuera Blanca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Additional room -
  • Beautiful mexican tiled bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Detached Unit - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2)Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Water Purification & Pressure System; Complete Laundry Facility for Guests, Beach Chairs/Umbrella; Housekeeper included once a week; Massage Therapist Available; Chef Available; All household amenities included -- ironing board/iron; blender; coffee maker; toaster; microwave;juicer ; hair dryer; coffee grinder.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Traditional Villa--Just Steps to Beach Fabulous View
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
Moss Beach, California USA


  • 5 of 5

We made our 4th (or was it 5th) visit to his casa and enjoyed ourselves so much! The casa is so comfortable and close to neat shops, great live music and restaurants. I highly recommend this place for everyone! We will definitely return very soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tina -- We love to have you visit too. Your kind words are much appreciated!! Linda
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The house was beautiful, very well equipped and in a perfect location. We didn't hear the noise from town and we were steps away from the fish market and marina. We walked all over town all week from the house. The house cleaning ladies were all very nice too!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moss Beach, California USA

Love this villa!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time at this wonderful villa and I plan to return! As usual, Theresa was there to welcome my friends and me; she is always so very helpful. The property is peaceful, close to many shops and restaurants and it feels like a true home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing family trip!

  • 5 of 5

Our family trip to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle was so relaxing. This traditional villa was just what we needed to help us unwind from our hectic schedules. The property manager(s) Theresa and Rachel, were very helpful in making sure all of our needs were met. We did have some issues with the oven, upstairs water boiler and leak, which Rachel promptly addressed. Loved the privacy, tranquil garden setting and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The location of this property was perfect, especially being so very close to the local fish market! Nothing better than fresh fish for dinner. Enjoyed the Sunday Market as well. The local restaurants we visited were very nice; reasonable prices, good food and services. Found the people to be very friendly and felt safe walking around. Since we had a car, we were also able to explore the surrounding areas which was fun.

Overall this was a great experience and we would love to go to this property again. It certainly did feel like paradise; we were able to relax and spend a great family vacation with our children and grandchild! Thank you to the Higgins!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guadalajara, Mexico

Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa Vista de Yates, it is a beautiful and cozy house, it includes everthing listed in the description, it is clean, maintened, and fully equipped. The fish market next to the house is a great option to buy seafood and prepare it in the grill. We had a nice and quiet stay and enjoyed the pool for hours everyday.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Javier for your kind words. We are so happy that your family enjoyed your stay at our Casa. We strive to make each guest's stay enjoyable and to exceed their expectations. We hope to have you and your family back at our Casa again soon.
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Richmond, b.c.

Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were so very happy with our visit to Casa de Yates! The description was very accurate, it was everything the write up said it was! Very clean and well equipped, our whole family stayed and immensely enjoyed the property. The location to the fish market and the town, the bus and Bucerias, was great, and the pool was fabulous!

Can't wait to get back! Highly recommend this to any family, thanks Linda and Charlie!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Vista de Yates
Nearest Point of Interest
Destiladedras Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
La Cruz Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
La Manzanilla Beach

Puerto Vallarta is alive with activities such as: Romantic evening cruises, Canopy Tours, ATV Tours, Swimming with the Dolphins and Seals; Boat trip to Las Caletas, Sightseeing trips to Historic Cities; Deep Sea Fishing; Spa Treatments.


Rates & Availability

Higuera Blanca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 1
Nov 1 - Dec 19
2 night minimum stay
Dec 20 - Jan 5
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2
Jan 6 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.0%

Please contact owner for specials and one or two week rentals during the Christmas holiday. Note: All rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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