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Beautiful Oceanfront Villa, Full Staff, Private Pool, Chef

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-11)

Located along the upscale Conchas Chinas shoreline, just five minutes south of downtown, you will find one of the most talked about and unique waterfront estates Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Las Palapas, with its newly remodeled combination of Old and New World style, offer visitors a truly tropical getaway along the sunny Bay of Banderas coastline.

Behind Las Palapas' private walls are lush gardens, an abundance of tropical flowers, and cascading waterfalls. The villas' five spacious guestrooms have been tastefully decorated to provide all the necessities of home while each room greets its visitors with a spectacular view of the ocean…an absolutely perfect retreat for friends and family. Fall asleep each evening to the sounds of the sea kissing the shore, the gently swaying palms, and to the smell of fragrant flowers while cool evening breezes lap over you.

Las Palapas, with its' full time staff, provides its visitors the opportunity to completely unwind, relax and escape from the worries of the outside world. Treat yourself to this tropical paradise - escape to Las Palapas.

Casa de las Palapas features breathtaking views of the ocean and sunset, private pool, private beach, a full time staff including chef, a Suburban SUV with driver, American satellite television, DSL internet with Wi-Fi, and laundry services.

Keywords: Private, Luxury Villa, Beach, Oceanfront, Fully Staffed, Pool, Tropical

More Details

Irma Nelson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Irma Nelson

The Nelson Family is based in Colorado, and has been frequenting Puerto Vallarta for over 30 years.

Irma Nelson purchased this villa in 2002

What makes this villa unique

Casa de las Palapas features breathtaking views of the ocean and sunset, A full time staff including chef, a Suburban SUV with driver, private pool, private beach, English satellite television, DSL internet with Wi-Fi, and laundry services.


South Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 5
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , Pool/Office Area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Grand Palapa
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Located Terrace Level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located Terrace Level
  • Twin or Single Beds (4) are convertible to King-Size; Bedroom 5 has a Sofa Hide-a-Bed suitable for two children or one adult.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Oceanfront Villa, Full Staff, Private Pool, Chef
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I don't even know how to begin. Let me start with Ricardo "Ritchie." He greeted us (8 ladies) at the front entrance and then we walked into heaven on earth. The Grand Palapa room was quite the grand entrance. Ritchie was the best. He gave us helpful hints when we went to town, which was only twice. Did not want to leave the house. He took our food order for the next day. All the bedrooms are ocean front and very spacious with large bathrooms. Maricela made the most incredible meals. Thank you Maricela. All the staff was incredible. Thank you Marco and Luz. The once meal we ate out was at Café de Trieste (I think that how you spell it). It was recommended by the owner and Richie. They did not steer us wrong. Bottom line is, you will not be disappointed in this house and service. There are stairs that cannot be avoided if you go to the pool area.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely remarks. We're delighted you enjoyed this birthday celebration week, with the ladies, at Las Palapas. Also, thank you for allowing us to share your tequila/lobster dinner photo on our Facebook page ... it looked like the start of a wonderful evening. Our staff is always very attentive, so glad you were pleased.
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Phoenix Arizona

From A to Z....perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation at Casa de las Palapas was perfect in every way.

It started by a lovely welcome from Richie and Marco..... Then a wonderful dinner prepared by Marisala.

We loved the home, the wonderful staff and the food so much, we hardly ever left. When we did go out, Richie was most accomodating and so helpful with even the littlest things .

The Nelsons home is so beautiful, but what made our vacation the best, was Marisala's cooking and her sweetness, Richie's helpfulness and friendliness, Marco's quiet and friendly nature and Luz Maria's sweetness.

They were there for us for anything, and yet we felt totally alone with our family.

Now, to tell how we felt about the property itself...Wow! It was so breath-taking. Four levels with perfect views of ocean on each. Beautiful bedrooms, each opening out to the ocean. The main living room with the pool table was great for gathering. We dined in two different places on the property, we just needed to pick one and let Richie know. The pool was heated and we lacked for nothing there...towels, music, drinks ...all right there!

My husband dealt with the owner and found her very helpful and communitive.

A perfect vacation. Thank you Casa de las Palapas

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We are so pleased you were happy with your stay at Las Palapas. We're glad this family getaway, along with the birthday and Christmas celebrations, was a memorable one. Comments about our wonderful staff never gets old ... we are very lucky to have them!
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  • 5 of 5

House was even more spectacular than the pictures showed and the staff were wonderful! It was such a treat to have our meals prepared each day and Richi does a fantastic job of making sure that your stay is all that you envisioned. He adds so much to the rental, and is the best property manager we have ever come across. I would just caution against those who have trouble with stairs as all the different levels are so spread out.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stacey ... we're delighted your family getaway and celebration was all you hoped for. We believe Richy and our staff are true assets to Las Palapas and glad you agree.
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Incredible Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wow, I'm not even sure where to begin describing this beautiful home! I recently stayed at the property along with 7 of my girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. While we had seen the pictures of the property (which truly do represent the property) we were all awestruck at the beauty the minute we walked through the door. The house comes with a staff of 4 and each of them were beyond amazing. Ricardo was so helpful with any request we had. He not only helped us plan our daily menu but was our guide for things to do. Marisela was our chef and she is an incredible cook. We chose not to dine out very often as we had the best dining experiences right there at the house. She would actually go to the fish market each day to purchase our dinner request fresh! Last but certainly not least were Luz Maria and Marco who made sure our rooms were comfortable and the pool ready for us each morning. This is without a doubt a place we will visit again. I am actually already planning a return trip with my husband and four other couples. The residents of Puerto Vallarta were all so welcoming and our comfort was always put before everything else. My only warning..... there are a lot of stairs at the property so not my first choice for small ones. There is a lift to assist you getting from floor to floor however you will still have to navigate stairs. All in all if you are looking for a place to stay and be treated as royalty look no further, this is the place for you! Thank you Irma for a memorable stay and we'll see you and the staff again soon.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redmond, WA

So beautiful I cried when we walked in the front door

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at Casa de Las Palapas. We stayed with a group of five couples and the house was a first class retreat for all of us. One of the couples on in our group invited us to join them on their third trip to Las Palapas. When we arrived and walked into the main palapa, tears seriously came to my eyes, I couldn't believe the terraced tropical paradise would be ours for the week.

I''ve stayed in a variety of vacation homes in Mexico, the US, and Europe, and the staff at Las Palapas provided the highest level of service I've experienced. The house manager Rici worked with our group leader in advance of the trip to plan our catering, activities, and excursions. Rici and our group leader planned an evening salsa lesson in the main palapa and entertainment by a great mariachi band on the last night. Our entire group was consistently impressed by Maricela's cooking.

We liked the location of the house. It has beautiful views from every room and has a very tranquil atmosphere. It is close enough to town to run down to town via taxi or car quickly.

We would recommend Casa de Las Palapas to anyone looking for a Puerto Vallarta retreat with personalized service.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alicia ... Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you were not disappointed in the trip your organizer planned for you at Las Palapas. And, we are greatly pleased at your emotions at your arrival ... we feel the same. We hope you will return to Las Palapas soon.
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  • 5 of 5

I had my picturesque wedding at this incredible place. The staff was absolutely amazing. We were especially impressed with Ricardo or "Richie." He was literally always available and nothing short of amazing. His patience, kindness, attention to detail, and fun nature truly helped make our vacation one of the very best! We were constantly impressed. It was so wonderful waking up in the morning to have coffee and fresh fruit sitting out waiting for us to enjoy among gorgeous views from balcony.

The pictures truly do not do the house justice. There are amazing views from all over the house. The house is much bigger than it looks in the photos!! It is just a short walk to a sandy beach as well. We had a blast swimming in the ocean! There was nothing we could ask for to have a better place or time. Truly phenomenal!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your nuptials. We are delighted your wedding was everything you had hoped for. We appreciate your kind words regarding our staff and home.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Event Fee: $500.00

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.