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5 Star Luxury Villa 290 Degree Ocean Views Very Private Pool for the perfect tan

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,585 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Wrap Around Decks on three sides, Views every room, quiet and private.

The Views are Breathtakingly beautiful. From the spacious pool deck you can see the entire Bajia Banderas, from the Malecon to Los Arches. The Masterbed room looks over the Bay toward Puerto Vallarta. i enjoyed the spectacular New Year's eve fireworks from the king size bed, with a glass of Moet. And the pool is private...bathing attire not required. Enjoy the evenings cocktail and watch the sunset while floating in our salt water filtered pool. And yes, it is solar heated, so crank up the heat all you want without leaving an enviromental footprint.

The Villa was built in 1980 by the famous PV architect, Giermo Wulff. With high beamed ceilings, soaring windows with beveled glass and huge folding glass doors to the patios. It has been recently renovated, so all the floors and counters are granite. All the kitchen appliances are state of the art with a Viking gas stove. And a pass through counter to the pool deck making outside dining a pleasure.

The spacious living room enjoys the sweep around views and opens to two decks, one to the pool and the other to a smaller balcony where we enjoy breakfast. The bedroom are spacious and the ensuite bathrooms are granite.

We are located 10 minutes from the best part of PV, Old Town or also called, the Romantic Zone. And if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful place for a vacation or to celebrate a special time in you lives, Villa Serena is here for you. The beach is a five minute walk down the hill. Also the adjourning resort has three restaurants open to the public, for breakfast lunch and diner.

Over the years we have had many happy guests please take a moment and read our reviews.

Our rates are based on double occupancy with a minimum charge for extra guests to cover occupancy taxes and utilities. The pool is solar heated and salt water. The rate quoted by VRBO is not always accurate due to their automated service. And also because we offer many extras for a fee like a cook, food stocking and airport arrival pick-up. In house massages or fishing trips. We will be available to discuss your personal needs and answer any questions, so contact us directly.

Sincerely yours,


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South Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2585 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Condo Rules prohibit loud music/noise outside of property 24/7.
  • Do not hang wet towels/clothing from balcony
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size bed with balcony on the beach
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Absolutely breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for a family of 4! We had 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms, with plenty of space to lounge indoors and out. The pool was a big hit for the kids, dad loved to sit outside (mountain-side) and watch the tropical birds fly almost at eye level, and I loved the window by the kitchen sink that opened to give me views of the ocean. The water pressure was nice and strong in the showers, and the house looked exactly as presented. We never saw a mosquito and never needed air conditioning! Housekeeping was great as well!

Location was perfect - we could call for a cab or walk downstairs and grab the bus into town (which the kids loved!). We were close to the zoo, the botanic gardens, the beach was right across the street, and town was 10 minutes away. We usually hit the beach in the morning and strolled the malecon at sunset.

We are looking forward to visiting again next year, this place is a gem! Thank you Janet for all your help with my questions, it was geniunely the perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are so pleased that your family enjoyed our home and all the special features that our villa offers. I like the birds flying at eye level part. We hope to see you back here someday!
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Two weeks in paradise

  • 5 of 5

You really won't want to leave the pool and deck overlooking the ocean. Comfortable and well equipped in every way. We didn't rent a car and found the buses were very easy to use to go downtown to eat and go grocery shopping. The one downside is that there are almost no restaurants or grocery shopping within walking distance, except for the restaurants (by the pool and inside) at Garza Blanca across the road. Beaches are marginal, but again, you won't want to leave the pool and deck. We ventured out to Mismaloya several times (great snorkeling, good beach and fun to watch the fishermen) and wished we had taken the boat to Yelapa (go to Mismaloya, the tours to other locations are cheaper than leaving from downtown). Everybody we worked with, from the owner, manager, housekeeper and pool guys, were friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately, the roof of the property on the other side of the pool was being repaired the last two days we were there. We would definitely come back here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your two weeks at Villa Serena. We as owners strive to fullfill our guests vacation dreams. And yes, the pool and the views are hard to leave. We appologize for the inconvenience of the work being done on the roof below. Had we known we might have had it delayed but thank you for understanding that there are some things that inevidably come up. Glad you found Mismaloya, it is a very soecial place that the locals enjoy and it is closer to the beautiful secluded hidden beaches that dot the coastline. Thank you for mentioning our wonderful staff, they are like family to us. We will welcome you back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

It started as a girlfriend vacation and it turned put to be THE PERFECT VACATION!!!!!

We did nothing but relax and enjoy the beautiful house and it's surroundings!!!!

No words can tell the beauty around the villa and the villa itself, we had so much fun and really that it's what we intended to do it all along! Thank you Janet, for letting us enjoy your house and by doing that we got to see and discover beautiful Vallarta!!!!!

I think I want to keep your villa as a well guarded secret.....because I want next time I want to visit again to be available!!!! Hahahaha

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gisselle, It was wonderful to have you and your friend as guests and that you appreciated and enjoyed our home. As you expressed so well, Villa Serena is special, words and pictures can not capture the real experience. We look forward to your return! Janet & George
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Serenety, Privacy, Spectacular Views, Comfort, & Swimming Pool - What More Could We Have Asked For?

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 adults and 2 teenagers) spent 2 weeks at this home in late July/early August. From the moment we entered, we were struck by the beautiful interior decor and spectacular views of the ocean, beaches, and Los Arcos rock formations. Upon our arrival, we enjoyed a great meal that was prepared for us and took a dip in the swimming pool, which is just the right size for us. Our family enjoyed many peaceful hours cooling off in the pool while chatting about our challenges and dreams for the future. Removed from the routines and distractions of everyday life, we grew progressively closer during our time in Puerto Vallarta. The bedrooms were comfortable and quiet, and the air conditioning kept the rooms cool. We were careful to minimize AC use to save energy, and still remained comfortable throughout our stay. The only minimal setback I can claim is that the internet service is a bit slow, so that the cable television can be unsteady, and the telephone in the unit did not function (due to an unhealthy monopoly on phone service in PV).

During the first 10 days of our stay in Puerto Vallarta, we did not have a car and relied on the local buses. This was a great decision, because the buses into town and to southern points (e.g., Mismaloya and the botanical gardens) are very convenient. We enjoyed being with the locals and hearing them chat among themselves. We picked up a rental car late in our vacation and visited a beautiful silver mining village in the mountains (300 year old San Sebastian del Oeste) and a charming beach town (Sayulita).

If you are searching for a peaceful and private place to spend with your family or loved ones, then I don't think you will be disappointed with this unit. Our time there will be a cherished memory for my family for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BEST Vacation EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

Even with the awesome pictures, the first reaction we had when we arrived at the Villa was WOW!!! Now that we got back home, we are still reminiscing about our trip and our stay at your home. We already want to go back. I cannot express enough all of the joy and fun we had in Puerto Vallarta. It was truly OUR BEST VACATION EVER!!! We never ever got tired of the view from your villa. We were constantly sitting out on the patio, either with coffee in the morning or an evening meal or having cocktails at night. Honestly we felt like it was the best vantage point in all of Puerto Vallarta to take in all it's beauty. At night you could even hear some of the tropical birds chirping away. Very cool. Our friends couldn't believe how awesome the villa looked. The whole entire experience was just wonderful! Not to mention the food prepared by Effie and her daughter was just absolutely delicious…. (we ordered way too much, but we couldn’t help ourselves). We also did the zip line from Los Veranos. Wow, what an adrenaline rush and big highlight. We also rented a jeep for the whole week and it was well worth it. And everyone was so nice, including the locals. Elba took care of any questions we had and was always there if we needed her. She recommended a local place to eat a mile or so down the coast called Lindo Mar. So good....I think we ate there 4 times during the week. Their margaritas were the best and you could watch pelicans dive into the water for fish right beyond your oceanside table. We were able to go onto the Gaza Blanco beach without a problem. The ocean was like warm bath water. Beautiful. All in all, this vacation was our best trip ever. You will definitely not be disappointed! We definitely want to go back again!!!! Muchas Gracias!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Million Dollar Villa / View

  • 5 of 5

Better than a five star. There are incredible views from every room be it either Banderas Bay or the jungle. The rooms are appointed beautifully and every comfort is met. The kitchen was very well equipped, master bedroom is large and king size bed comfortable. Second bedroom also large and nicely appointed. Bathrooms were great.

It was great having a swimming pool all to ourselves and we used it daily. The office staff there was polite and very helpful. Beaches were wonderful, clean soft sand with clear water.

The only problem was the Garza Blanca Resort stopped offering day passes so we would swim at the public beach which has a better beach for swimming. There you could rent table, chairs and umbrella very reasonably.

You catch the bus right in front of the property to go into town. Would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do try to make sure all of our guests have what they need and expect for a first class vacation experience. Glad you were able to appreciate our efforts. Also happy that our staff took good care of you. Their mantra is "Don't worry be Happy". We were surprised to hear that the Garza Blanca Resort did not offer day passes. We called the resort to find out why and we were told that the hotel was 100% full and they could not offer the quality of service needed and so they eliminated the Day Pass for the period of time you were at our Villa. Please note for your next visit, the beach is open to the public and we have beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. available for you to use. The Resort pool bar and restaurant is also open to the public. One of our guests told us that after a day at the beach and some margaritas, she returned to the Villa by cab for $4. It was worth the fare since as you know it is an easy walk down but not so easy going back up after all that sun and fun. We do hope you return and I will personally provide you with two day passes to the Resort.
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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Janet

We have the perfect balance of lifestyles, Aspen in the Summer and Puerto Vallarta in the winter. Clear blue skies, sunny days every day and spectacular mountains in Aspen. And when the snow flies…..the beautiful Pacific Ocean with the humpback whales breaching in front of our balcony. And when you are ready to leave the peace and quiet of our Villa, Puerto Vallarta's, Romantic Zone or Old Town as the locals call it, is 10 minutes away. Over 400 hundred restaurants with a wide variety of cuisines and price ranges.

Janet purchased this villa in 2010

Why Janet chose South Zone

If you are looking for something above the ordinary, Villa Serena is for you! If you want a romantic get-a-way, Villa Serena is for you! if you want to recharge your batteries, Villa Serena is for you! If you want the best views of the ocean, Villa Serena is for you! If you are looking for one of the best boutique villas in PV, Villa Serena is for you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Janet- We had a wonderful visit in PV this past week. We loved your Villa…it was one of the highlights of our trip. Our time was very relaxing and everyone was so gracious and helpful. Thank you again for allowing us to rent your beautiful villa.-Kelly Hyde
Sep 2008
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
20 minute Drive
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Garza Blanca Beach
Car: not necessary

Located a short 7 minute drive from Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone with all the best restaurants, galleries and boutiques. Also the newly extended Malacon, a pedestrian walkway along the ocean. It is jammed pack with entertainment, all day & into the night. Art, sculptures, mimes, jugglers, even colorful arial acts and local native Hiatu Indian artist with beautiful beadwork. Don't miss the unmovable/movable Chess Players


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Extra Guest $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 18.0%

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmation of reservation.
No smoking.
Holiday rate is based on Saturday to Saturday
Rate is based on double occupancy. Additional charge of $25 for additional persons.
Check in 3:00 pm / Check out 11:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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