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Beautiful Villa with Pool, Garden, Waterfall & Jacuzzi

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Sleeping Lounge, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

Casa la Kasbah is located in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a quaint village in the state of Nayarit 20 minutes of Puerto Vallarta international airport.

Visit the local market for your produce and fresh seafood, stroll through the town to take in the scents and watch the locals as they tend to their daily tasks.

This single-level Moroccan-style home offers the perfect environment for snowbirds looking for an alternate vacation style and enjoy a true piece of paradise. It is located in a typical yet refined neighborhood 1 block from the new Marina La Cruz and 3 blocks from the closest swimmable beach where endless activities await.

Casa la Kasbah is spacious and tastefully decorated with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. All of the living areas open onto a 6,000-square-feet lush grassy lawn, a large free-form multi-level swimming pool and a natural stone waterfall. The patio off the kitchen has a beautiful limestone fountain and a large Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom. Fully-equipped kitchen has everything you'll need : appliances, dishes, bake ware, linens.

Beyond the kitchen, you will also find a washer and dryer area as well as your own pantry. Fish, shrimp, lobster and meat barbecues will create unforgettable moments by the pool as well as candle-lit romantic dinners under the moon.

The town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle boasts everything from funky spots where you can enjoy all types of music to a number of fabulous world-class restaurants. Punta Mita with the Four Seasons and St Regis resort and world class golf courses are just 12 minutes away by car and Sayulita, the well known surfing village is just a 15 minute drive. Shop with locals at the Wednesday market for your fresh veggies, pad into town daily to pick up fresh tortillas, dine on superb street food or elegant cuisine, stroll the marina boardwalk with locals & vacationers alike, partake in the seemingly-constant local celebrations & festivals in the plaza, or become a part of the energetic la Cruz music scene at night! Of course there is always the choice of just staying at home; indeed that is exactly what many of our guests choose to do!

Keywords: Gorgeous one-level house with swimming pool, jacuzzi, large manicured garden, waterfall, disabled-access, pet friendly

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Rick

La Cruz has been our second home for many years and we love spending weekends here when we do not have guests. We spend hours in the pool or the stone waterfall at night looking at the stars, or just take a steamy hot jacuzzi after a whole day at the beach.

We love animals and adore all of our cats. This is a pet friendly home if you want to bring your little companions.

Rick purchased this house in 2006

Why Rick chose La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

La Cruz is still considered a small Mexican village and it oozes charm and culture. Casa La Kasbah is situated just one block to the marina and its boardwalk, 3 minutes walk to the beach and yacht club, a 15 minute drive to Sayulita and Punta Mita, 25 minutes to the Vallarta airport and a 30-minute drive to downtown Puerto Vallarta.

What makes this house unique

The location is ideal, this quaint fishing village is tranquil yet interesting and strolling the cobblestone streets, buying fresh seafood from the fishermen as well as local produce will give you a taste of life in the slow lane.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time ! The house and the location have been fantastic. Thank you for being so accomodating and helpful everytime we needed something. that made a big difference in our trip. We loved everything, and especially the swimming pool, the waterfall and the jacuzzi. We spent most of our days basking in the sun and walking along the marina. Great location as well, and thanks for recommending all the restaurants. see you next year !!
Apr 2010
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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the hot tub / Jacuzzi or garden waterfall without adult supervision.
  • Owner assumes no responsibility for illnesses or injuries that may incur while on the premises, and for the loss or theft of personal belongings
  • Guests are required to lock doors and windows at night and when leaving the property
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 includes jacuzzi / jet tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Lounge - 1 queen , convertible oriental lounge
  • 3 Queen size Beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Villa with Pool, Garden, Waterfall & Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 31 reviews

Excellent rental, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Friendly, helpful and available hosts for anything we needed, great outdoor dining, beautiful garden with coconut and tropical trees. Weather was hot but we had the pool and waterfall to cool off, easy walk to the center of the village. Everything was as described. Property was impeccably clean. We enjoyed many restaurants at the marina and live music.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anthony, we are glad you had such a wonderful time.
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Dumas Texas

If you’re looking for a cultural experience and an amazing backyard with a private pool, this is it!

  • 3 of 5

We loved the beautiful yard with pool. My husband loves tinkering with things so he enjoyed watering the yard. The fence around the yard is 8 feet tall so there is tons of privacy in a quiet neighborhood. You will hear roosters crowing in the mornings while drinking your coffee!!! We saw iguanas crossing the streets a few blocks away when we walked to dinner. We had a great time looking at the yachts when we walked to the marina.

Things to keep in mind...the vines growing on the house are gorgeous; however, they do provide a home to lizards and spiders. The glass doors provide indoor/outdoor living, but they don’t seal on the bottom like homes in America so the lizards and spiders get into the house. We ended up having fun with it and made bets on who would see them first. We named them Marco & Polo! The spiders are the size of an adults palm of your hand, but we killed those.

The owners were available when we needed to contact them. Some little things that would make a big difference to Americans coming on vacation would be large kitchen trash bags upon arrival, grilling tools, and a vacuum cleaner. One other thing you might consider is putting some kind of tile or backsplash in the kitchen. When people have cooked, food splattered on the walls and it won’t wash off.

Overall, we have stayed in resorts in Puerto Vallarta and would prefer this over the resorts. The backyard is what makes this place along with the culture within this neighborhood!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location and relaxing and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time! Very convenient location and the amenities were really impressive. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped house with excellent decoration. Maybe the TV was kind of hiding, but I didn't missed it at all. I have to comeback to try the pool. The yard is magnificent, and we had a dinner with five people, and was fantastic to have the dinner outside. I'll be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well maintained home in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

This review being written by unbiased, integral individual who just returned from 2 week stay at Casa Kasbah. I will be honest and straightforward to give accurate and fair evaluation.

Firstly, would not describe this property as what most conjure a villa. It is best categorized as a house, albeit a very open and spacious house. I spent weeks researching Airbnb and VRBO to find a home away from home. After much deliberation, selected Casa Kasbah and having returned, no regrets.

- Located on corner lot in fairly upscale neighborhood of La Cruz. Lush tropical backyard is highlight of the house... very spacious, fully enclosed for security and privacy. It is stand alone, single property with own swimming pool, not a communal yard. House is pet friendly.

- Location is IDEAL. 8-10 minute drive to one of the most stunning, pristine beaches in Bay of Banderas. And yet, it was centrally located to drive into Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias, Sayulita with ease.

- A great place to immerse in the real Mexico. LOVED walking into the small town for meals. Plenty of mom and pop grocery stores in close proximity, stocked with essentials. If you need more, Mega grocery store is reasonable driving distance.

- Discovered some delicious restaurants within La Cruz, notably La Pesca, Frascatti, Osos. All within super easy walking distance.

- Farmer's Market in La Cruz every Sunday from 9:00-2:00 is not to be missed. Huge selection of varius vendors with artisan foods and handmade goods. This is the biggest Farmer's Market in Bay of Banderas.

- Our hosts, Regis (and his wife Nicole) are 5 star off the charts in hospitality. Regis used to be Food & Beverage Director at Four Seasons and he knows how to WOW his guests. I am low maintenance but he made it crystal clear whatever is needed he would be there for us. Minor issue with leaking toilet was responded to and resolved in lightning speed. They are class act and you can tell take a great deal of pride in respecting and maintaining their rental property.

- Furniture was a little outdated, yes... some dishes were chipped. But the truth is this did not make an iota of difference in comfort or stay.

I mentioned I stayed 2 weeks. Was supposed to be 1 week but had such a good time ending up extending the trip. Without hesitation, this was the right place for us to stay and cannot rate it high enough. Very fairly priced for what received. I will be returning, no doubt about it.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

2 weeks at casa casbah

  • 5 of 5

Couldn’t be better, Alicia and I enjoyed very much our 2 weeks at casa casbah. We spent most of our days at the pool, we love reading, good wine, good food... The walks at the marina and the village are enjoyable in the morning and there are many food options at walking distance. We took trips to Vallarta and north of La Cruz, Bucerias, Lo de Marcos, pretty much all within an hour drive. We rented a car for 6 days and used public transportation when needed, bus stop is 2 blocks away. Thanks for the great service and beautiful house, we will be back

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35.69

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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