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5 Min Walk to Beach -Private Pool -As Seen on House Hunters Int'l

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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Casa Romantica is more than a name. It’s truly the feel of this perfect villa. Step through the door and all stress will melt away as you view the tranquil beauty of the Bay of Banderas across the living room. The beautifully decorated, 3000+ square feet villa has sweeping views of the ocean, mountains, and lush jungle.

Walk through the antique, Mexican wooden doors, to a huge covered patio with breath taking views. Look to the left and you’ll find your vast private, heated infinity pool, spa, and waterfall. The pool is always the perfect temperature and the views of the ocean and mountains from the pool are awe inspiring. You’ll never want to leave.

The villa’s tranquil décor will inspire you with one of a kind art from around the world. There are two beautiful king size master suites (one downstairs and one upstairs). Both are beautifully appointed and have wonderful views of the ocean. The upstairs master has two balconies including a “Juliet” style balcony that overlooks the infinity pool and mountains. The upstairs den that adjoins the master bedroom also has an ocean view balcony. The den is equipped with large screen TV, computer, phone, etc. We have many guests who escape to the villa for long weekends and still keep in touch with home & work as needed.

If the beach is what you desire, walk 4-5 minutes to one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in Puerto Vallarta. The historic “Romantic Zone” of Puerto Vallarta is a mere 10 minutes away for morning strolls along the boardwalk (Malecon), afternoons of shopping the numerous boutiques and markets, and evenings indulging in one of Puerto Vallarta’s 250 fantastic restaurants.

Honeymooners rave about the villa being a perfect, serene escape. Sit on the enormous covered patio overlooking the ocean and spot wild green parakeets, pelicans, and many other beautiful colored birds. Have our private chef delight your senses with fresh, gourmet meals. Take in the splendid sunsets from one of the three balconies. Winter offers sightings of humpback whales in the bay from the comfort of your own private infinity pool. Take in waterfall views in the Sierra Madres Mountains during the summer months. Pamper yourself with in-house massages, manicures, or pedicures. Our guests say that Casa Romantica casts a spell and they don't want to leave. Many of our guests return year after year.

The villa has every possible amenity (maid service, gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer, air conditioning, WI-FI and high speed Internet, computer, satellite TV, movie/music/book library, beach chairs & coolers, bottled water, etc). The villa has street-level entry. In-house chef and spa services are available for an extra fee. If you want to enhance your Spanish skills, private Spanish tutoring is also available for a nominal fee. The English speaking office management is happy to help you with any service you desire (taxis, tours, chef or spa services, etc). Taxis to town cost around $7 and bus service is available directly outside the villa complex for $.50. In 10 minutes or less you’ll be in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. One of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Vallarta is only a 4-5 minute walk. If you choose to drive or rent a car, Casa Romantica has a private, covered parking area. Please check out our Welcome folder in the Villa for numerous recommendations on restaurants and activities.

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More Details

Karen McGrath
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Karen McGrath

Charles, Karen, Chuck, and Suzie live in Dallas Texas.

Karen McGrath purchased this villa in 2009

Why Karen McGrath chose South Zone

It was our dream to own a villa in Puerto Vallarta. When we found Casa Romantica, we knew we had found our perfect place!! The views are incredible and the casa is so relaxing and peaceful, you never want to leave. The location is's quiet and peaceful but it's also so close to one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Vallarta (Garza Blanca) and it's also very close to the best part of Puerto Vallarta - the Romantic Zone.

What makes this villa unique

Casa Romantica is the embodiment of relaxation. Every morning, you can sit on the beautiful covered patio that overlooks the ocean and watch parakeets from the jungle fly over head. Casa Romantica has a private, heated infinity pool and spa. The casa is wonderfully decorated with one of a kind artwork from around the world. We've tried to provide every amenity for our guests. A private chef can be hired to cook your meals, you can use our fully equipped kitchen, or hit one of the 250+ wonderful restaurants in Puerto Vallarta.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All original reviews are posted in Trip Advisor and can be validated.------------Look the problem is, when you find a great place, and you tell everyone about it, everyone wants to go. Then we cannot go back because it's always booked. So, don't read this review. This is not a mega resort; there are no bars/discos on site, and no time-share sales people. Town is at least ten minutes away. It’s quiet all day, everyday. All you ever hear is the waterfall in the pool. Alberto (we miss you amigo!) will interrupt your morning coffee on the deck about 11:00 AM, to check the pool and to sweep the fallen flowers up in the morning. Yup, it's pretty hard. The home is way too clean, and the bathrooms are not like a hotel. The shower alone is about the size of the whole bathroom you expect in a resort. IMHO it’s too big, as two people have to shower together! Same goes for the king size beds – they are just too big and comfy, you won’t want to get out of bed. And don’t get me going about the kitchen. We like to cook so we spent way too much time there - eating. And finally, the south facing pool is really, really hard to take. It interrupts your sun tanning time every 15 minutes - over and over. When you get in the pool, the view just distracts you from pouring another cocktail. I don’t know how you can ever enjoy a vacation like this! So take my advice. Don't go - it's just too hard to leave, and make sure you don’t tell anyone about it.
Jan 2010
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South Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) 2 King Size Master Suites, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Portable Queen Bed Available
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private Pool & Spa, Huge Covered Patio, Maid Service, Chef and Spa Services Available. 2 King Size Master Suites.


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5 Min Walk to Beach -Private Pool -As Seen on House Hunters Int'l
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 20 reviews

Perfect for a relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a short, but fantastic, stay at Casa Romantica! Everything is as-described in the listing, communication with Karen was excellent throughout. Villa had everything we needed, was extremely quiet and peaceful, more than enough room for 2 couples. Beds were comfortable, A/C worked great, kitchen was fully equipped. The pool/hot tub is a major highlight, with amazing views and a large, shaded patio was great for outdoor breakfast or lounging around. Taxis arrived within 2 minutes every time we called and just 100-150 pesos to town when we wanted to go out for dinner.

Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall I had a good time.

  • 3 of 5

House needs updated furniture interior/exterior - but the house was very clean!!! Didn't realize the distance to "Centro"! Requesting cabs took for ever and some didn't even show up! Overall it was a pleasant stay and would recommend this "Casa" to my friends!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barney. Thank you for your feedback. I am happy that you stated you would recommend Casa Romantica to your friends but disappointed to see you felt it deserved a three-star rating. Casa Romantica was built in the 1960s and we are so proud of its history. Elizabeth Taylor actually stayed here. While we completely refurbished the house with all modern conveniences in the last few years, we tried very hard to keep the authentic Mexican hacienda feel in tune with the history of this area. We didn't want the villa to be just another generic apartment as you find in many places around Puerto Vallarta. I think our pictures do it complete justice and the house was decorated with the help of an interior decorator and is filled with local art from the area. We take pride in keeping it looking beautiful and actually have it painted every single year. While taxi service is obviously out of our control, the taxi hub for this part of Puerto Vallarta is very close and I've never actually waited more than five minutes for a taxi. I'm sorry for your experience- there were a couple of major events that month that possibly impacted you. As we state in our description we are 10 minutes from Romantic Zone by car unless there is some sort of major traffic event. I feel that is accurate as I drive it all the time.
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Beautiful place! Quiet area with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. It was better than I expected and it was by far the best place we have ever stayed and we have stayed in many condos and cabins. The house has everything you need and Karen is beyond helpful from quick responses to emails to more information than I've ever been given to have an amazing time. I can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

The pool and the view are great!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Romantica was everything we thought it would be and more! It is immaculately maintained and in a gorgeous, idyllic location. Karen, the owner, answered every question and provided SUCH helpful information about the villa and Puerto Vallarta. We also met the property manager Elba who was also lovely and helpful! There was a binder of information on the counter with literally everything you could ever want to know. There are two beautiful master suites on separate floors, which are private and comfortable (great beds!) and the infinity pool, hot tub, and beautiful balconies make it hard to leave! The kitchen has everything you could need. We took advantage of ordering groceries and it was so nice to arrive and have a fridge full of food. The location of the villa is great - you're an easy bus ride or taxi from everything; jaunts into town, to the botanic gardens, and lovely beaches!! Thanks for everything!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Albert

I am in love with Casa Romantica!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving at Casa Romantica, we were absolutely blown away by the beauty of the villa. I was travelling with my daughters, my brother and a friend and we all have agreed that we will stay here again. I loved waking up to the chattering of the birds, and watching for whales at sunrise. We loved everything about the villa, the pool was fantastic, and we could watch whales in the bay from the veranda. The resident iguana, who lives in the tiles of the veranda roof, was a fun discovery, as was discovering a gecko in the kitchen sink.

I will be back to stay at Casa Romantica, it is a magical place.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all had a great time at Casa Romantica! We love sharing our little slice of paradise !
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Zip Lining, birding (bird viewing), ATV, party boats, moonlight cruises, whale watching, swimming with dolphins, turtle viewing,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.