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BUCERIAS *PRICE SPECIAL* EX-LARGE CASA * Lush Tropical Gardens~Great Location!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lush tropical gardens, 45 ft wrap around patio set in traditional Mexican style.

Welcome to the Casa Linda Estate where memories are made to last a lifetime.!

This charming Casa is built and tastefully decorated in traditional Mexican style with a 44' covered wrap around patio, surrounded by tropical foliage. There are oversize equipale chairs for your comfort while you listen to the rippling waters of the fountain adjacent to the patio and overlooking the pool.

There is also an outdoor dining area for those wonderful alfresco dinners cooked on your own private grill.

This one story Villa boasts a king size bed and full bath with a spacious sitting area that completing the Master suite. The living/dining/kitchen area includes corner beds and another full bath. Beds can be put together for sleeping for one or 2 people.

Set n the beautiful sandy beaches against the fantastic natural setting of the Bay of Banderas is the ultimate in vacation living! Make all your vacation dreams come true in lush tropical gardens with orchids,and bromeliads, water fountains, birds arriving daily for their baths in the waterfall that falls gently into the pool, majestic palms swaying in the breeze, and the beach right outside your door.

Stepping through the gate, experience the old Mexico tradition of bargaining with the vendors on the beach or having margaritas under the 30 year old coconut palms while watching one of the most glorious sunsets of your life or just relax and feel the ocean breezes and enjoy.

Enjoy dining al fresco in secluded shaded covered patios surrounded by fragrant tropical flowers and many species of palms.

You can rent 1, 2 or all 3 casas for family gathering, weddings or a group of friends . Please read the description of Casa 2 and the Casita below.

The Casa Linda Estate is located in the quaint village of Bucerias (in English – diver) just 20 minutes by taxi from the airport. You will find we are comfortable, affordable and private. Our staff caters to your comfort, relaxation and needs to make sure you have the best vacation possible. The grounds are filled with lush tropical plants, majestic palm trees, fruit trees and fragrant flowers.

All Casas are equipped with A/C, BBQ grill, Cable TV, DVD, and WiFi. Maid service is offered 6 days a week and a chef is available upon request.

The Casa Linda Estate is perfect for weddings, family or friend get togethers, honeymoons, reunions, golf groups, fishing (some of the best!) or just relaxing and enjoying life…….it just does not get any better!

Spend the day lounging by the pool or on the beach where we offer a private area for our guests. It is a great place to relax under the palms, read a book, play some dominoes, do a little shopping from the local vendors or take a walk on the best sandy beach in the Bay.

CASA LINDA 2 is a 2 story Villa right on the beach. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms with queen size beds and each has its own open air shower. It also has a beautiful terrace overlooking the beach and Bay. Downstairs there is another full bath, open plan for the kitchen, living, dining. There are 2 covered patios – 1 overlooking the pool and lush gardens and the other overlooks the beach – fabulous for watching sunsets. There is a Futon downstairs as well. This Villa is great for entertaining! Sleeps 6

The CASITAis a bungalow with a kitchenette and queen size bed. There are 2 covered patios, 1 overlooking the beach and the other overlooking the pool and lush tropical gardens and the other is palapa covered and is 10 steps to the beach and pool . Sleeps 2. BBQ on your own private patio .

More Details

Linda Scharff/Lori LaVelle
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Linda Scharff/Lori LaVelle

Linda Scharff divides her time between Mexico and Texas. She has a passion for life, love of nature, art and travel....

Daughter, Lori LaVelle, lives year round in Bucerias and oversees Casa Linda with mom, Linda. "We could not do it without our wonderful staff, Cristina, Jacinto, otra Cristina and our property manager Bev."

We love to fill the gardens with unusual tropical plants with plenty of orchids, hibiscus, Bugambilia and some out of the ordinary finds. We have 25 palm trees on our property and most are 30 years old or older.

We enjoy meeting all the people that pass through Casa Linda and hearing about their adventures of their adventure.

We love this little village. Mom could really give a good history as she was one of the pioneers of the community. Back then, mom couldn't get a phone line so you would have important messages sent to the tortilla factory and they would deliver it to us by bicycle . Oh how the town has changed

Linda Scharff/Lori LaVelle purchased this house in 1979

Why Linda Scharff/Lori LaVelle chose Bucerías

Location, location, location!!!!

What makes this house unique

I love the tropical gardens, the rare flowers and the birds that always stop by to say hello. It is wonderful to see my guests relaxing and taking a break from busy lives. Casa Linda is like a home away from home without the stress. I also enjoy seeing people getting married at my place-beach weddings are amazing!

My favorite time of year is when all my best friends from Texas come for their annual visit!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Linda & Lori, Greetings from chilly - nearing downright cold - Dallas, TX! Lisa and I wanted to express our appreciation for all you did to make our wedding and family stay at Casa Linda a wonderfully memorable experience. Everything was wonderful from the initial greeting to our family's experience after we left for our honeymoon. Speaking of which - thank you so much for the generous gift of the bottle of champagne. We enjoyed it together on our patio on our 1-week anniversary. It was wonderful!

Thanks again for your hospitality!
Nov 2017
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Bucerías House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed
  • Cancellation Policy: If we rent your reserved dates, a full refund will be given -15% administration fee. You are welcome to use towards a future date
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bath with bath/shower off the bedroom and full bath with shower off living room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living area bedroom with Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , 2 corner beds, living area,can put together for 1 or 2 peopl
  • King size bed, two corner beds in living area which can be put together for a larger bed for 1 or 2 people.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private chef (extra fee), open air baths, tropical gardens, unique bird life. Private beach area with plenty of space and loungers for everyone. Pool has a waterfall and is surrounded by plants, trees and wildlife. Easy to walk to all services, restaurants, bus and town!


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BUCERIAS *PRICE SPECIAL* EX-LARGE CASA * Lush Tropical Gardens~Great Location!
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews

Piece of paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Linda is a piece of paradise nestled among beautiful greenery and flowers. The Casas are nicely appointed and reflect the Mexican culture. Fully equipped with everything you need! Linda and Laurie thought of everything to make our stay exceptional!!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint Spanish casas in jungle beach setting

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at Casa Linda quite a number times over the last 10 years. It has always been quiet and relaxing. It's right on the beach, and easy walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and transportation. Clean casas and exceptionally well-kept grounds. We've never felt unsafe here in any way.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic place to stay! Gorgeous gardens, pool and beach, we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year that I have stayed at Casa Linda. The rooms are very clean and the grounds are well-manicured by the gardener who arrives daily. The maid service was exceptional. All of the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Loved to have my very own beach for relaxing and enjoying the ocean view. Will definitely stay again.

Beverly from BC Canada

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous garden

  • 5 of 5

Casa 2 is beautiful and well maintained. Ocean view is fabulous as is garden. Casa 1 is spacious but hacienda style too dark for our taste.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond rude owner

  • 2 of 5

The place is cute and it is outfitted with china and cutlery for 12 people or more and everything to cook. It is kept clean and tidy by the people who work here, the only problem is that the gardener starts work early and there is always some loud banging or lawn mower starting at 8 am. – this happens every day.

Now to the meat of the real problem with this place. Linda, the owner is a very gracious/elegant woman but Lori, the daughter, is rude and inconsiderate to say the least. I asked her the day she returned from her trip in the US if the pool was heated, she said yes and then I said that the water was too cold (colder that the ocean) and she said that Canadians like it that way and then she walked away. End of discussion. So, no chance to ask that she turn up the thermostat a bit.

Also Lori did not warn us that there were no visitors allowed and so one day we let Linda, the owner, know that our 4 adult family members (who were staying at another property down the road) were joining us at the pool for a couple of hours that day and she was fine with it. It is pertinent to mention that the other family staying at the main house were not using the pool (as they thought as we did too, that the water was too cold, so they never did use the pool). When Lori came back from her chores, we were in the pool area and we had pulled a couple of chairs from our porch so that there would be enough sitting for the other family staying there should they wish to be around the pool too. She came to me first and asked that I ask my family to leave, I tried to explain to her that we talked to Linda about it and she was ok with it. She then proceeded to ask everyone to leave, leaving us red-faced and shocked that she would do something like this. We were not disturbing anyone or being loud, just seating a talking. Needless to say my 4 family members immediately left. Later that day Lori and her mom, Linda, came by and Lori said she was sorry about the “misunderstanding”. What a gem!

The rest of the trip was very uncomfortable as she would often walk by where we were and not even speak to us. The day of departure she sent Christina the maid to our room and said that even tough she had previously given us permission to stay in the premises until it was time to go to the airport, she had changed her mind and wanted us out now. Obviously we are not coming back. There are way better places in Mexico for this kind of money - horse manure all over the beach too.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was really taken back by this review which seems to be a retaliation to my right as an owner to not allow 7 people and 3 dogs to entertain at our 1 bedroom Casa and complex. There are 3 Casas that share the pool and private beach area. We offer our guest plenty of privacy, loungers, tables, chairs, and umbrellas for all so we keep a limit on guest per home and welcome guest within reason and limit. All our past reviewers have been Very Happy. I enjoy hearing from our guest, their experiences, and memories of Casa Linda. Here are our other 2 Casas on VRBO if you would like to view their reviews or the Casas. Casita #1074684 Casa 2 #1074692 Minerva contacted me through VRBO this reservation request: “Would you please let me know if the 4 of us would be welcomed at your lovely rental? We would be thrilled!.” This reservation request was for a couple and their 2 dogs and I accepted their reservation under those conditions at that time. I normally have a one dog limit per house and it depends on the size and manners of the dog if allowed. I have nothing against dogs, I love them and have one of my own. I was then asked via email if the mother could also come and stay a few days, her family in Mexico would drop her off at Casa Linda but would not be staying there. I agreed to the mom’s stay but it was getting a little crowded at that point. They dropped off mom and we said hi to the family during the evening who were on their patio. The next day I received a call from the family renting the 2 bedroom, 2 story Villa, that “there were 7 people and 3 dogs around the pool from the other Casa and the dogs were even IN THE POOL. There was no space for them around the pool and they knew that I would want to be informed of this" I do not live on the property. This family of 4 that called me are from Mexico and have been vacationing with us at Casa Linda for at least 10 years. I did not tell Minerva that the complaint came from the other guest as I did not want tension between folks on vacation. I oversee Casa Linda and have an assistant manager. My mother has nothing to do with the operation at this time as she is ill. I was not told the pool was too cold I for sure never said that's the way Canadians like it! I was not in the USA during their stay Gardener arrives 9 30/ mows every 2 weeks We strive to make Casa Linda a Special place and to be attacked with such inaccuracies is not fair to us or potential and returning guest. Casa Linda
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Car: not necessary

The PV airport is located only 25 minutes away and makTes for an easy arrival departure. Casa Linda is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, both large and small grocery stores, spas and you can enjoy a massage on the beach only 5 minutes away. Buses are a great means of travel and bus stops are only a 5 minute walk.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy DETAILS: A 15% administration fee will be subtracted from all refunds. When cancellation is less than 60 days and we can re-book your dates, a full refund will be given minus a 15% administration fee. You are welcome to use your deposit towards a future booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.