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Hacienda Alegre (official owner site): Beachfront, Groups, Pool, Tennis, Gardens

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

House / Villa on the Beach: 10 Bedrooms, 10.5 Baths, Sleeps 18, Family-Friendly


Hacienda Alegre is a large two-acre estate in a gated community that has three houses and unobstructed, sweeping waterfront views. It is ideal for families, reunions, and business retreats (accommodates up to 18 people but we prefer groups up to 16): there is a five-bedroom main house, a three bedroom guest house, and a two bedroom pool house surrounded by two acres of lush gardens (very tranquil).

Enjoy your own private swimming pool and tennis court on this beach-front property (legendary surfing right in front of house).

Hacienda Alegre is in the gated community of Punta del Burro and is 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta and 5 minutes south of Punta Mita.

This property offers a broader range of features, including:

* Wonderful staff -- local manager / concierge, housekeepers, groundskeepers. Chef services (mandatory) are not included in the rental rate but our chef is the highlight of our guests' vacations.

* Classic 180-degree vista of the Pacific Ocean and the mountain-rimmed Bay

* Oceanfront, 30 steps down to the beach

* Best surfing beach this part of Mexico

* Large, lush, tropical gardens with fruit trees and exotic plants with private paths and places for reading and meditation practices

* Tennis court and large swimming pool

* Amazing bird (jungle and ocean) watching and migrating whales in front of house

* Gated community security


Hacienda Alegre is a 2-acre nature experience with the main house overlooking the beach with sweeping, uninterrupted views east to Puerto Vallarta against a backdrop of mountains around the horseshoe-shaped Bay of Banderas. To the west, you look along the rugged coastline towards the Pacific Ocean.

Surfing is a daily delight. The sunsets (and cocktail hour) are magical from the large patio. During the winter and early spring, the bay is visited by whales, dolphins and other interesting sea characters. Every day, summer or winter, the lines of pelicans gliding above the ocean waves never cease to amaze.

Maximum 16 guests (including children/babies) - *** Please note that VRBO shows rental rates for groups up to 12 guests. Groups of 13+ guest incur higher rental rates: please enquire. We will consider groups of up to 18 with prior approval from the owner, and for an additional charge. ***

We welcome non-smokers and no pets. We do not encourage bachelor groups and weddings. We try to keep Hacienda Alegre a relaxing nature retreat.

All bedrooms and common areas have ceiling fans and/or air-conditioning; all bedrooms have decks/patios overlooking gardens and/or ocean views, and ensuite bathrooms.

Main House Upper Level - large kitchen, living room, tv room/library, internet office

Bedroom 1: 1 king-size bed, bathroom with shower, deck overlooking the ocean and garden

Bedroom 2: 2 single beds, bathroom with shower, overlooking the ocean and garden

Main House Lower Level- 2 bed/2 bath apartment with mini-kitchen and dining area:

Bedroom 1: 1 king-size bed, bathroom with shower, patio with ocean and garden views

Bedroom 2: 1 double-size bed and 1 single bed, bathroom with shower, patio with ocean and garden views

Main House North-Corner:

Bedroom 1: king-size bed, bathroom with shower

Second House-casita with kitchen, dining and living area and outdoor barbecue area

Bedroom 1: 1 king-size bed, bathroom with shower, patio facing garden

Bedroom 2 and

Bedroom 3: Each with 2 single beds, shared bathroom with shower, patio with garden views

Pool House with a mini-kitchen area

Bedroom 1: 1 double-size bed and 1 twin bed, bathroom with shower, deck overlooking pool, tennis court, and garden

Bedroom 2: 2 single beds, bathroom with shower, deck overlooking pool, tennis court, and garden

Features & Amenities

Satelite TV, DVD player, CD player, Internet

Outdoor Features:

Direct beach access, swimming pool, 2 barbecue areas, private tennis court, ping pong table at the pool area, gazebo and palapas at the beach and in the gardens.

Staff & Services

Manager, 2 housekeepers, and 3 gardeners. Cook services additional but mandatory.


--Payment: 50% deposit at time of rental booking; the balance to be paid no later than 60 days prior to the start of rental period.

--Cancellation policy: No refunds. Credit issued for alternative future bookings, subject to availability.

-- Security Deposit: Rental agent to hold US$1,000 security deposit in case of damages to the property caused by renters. This deposit is returned by the rental agent to renters after their stay.

-- Property manager / Concierge can be contacted by phone or email to assist with arrival and departure arrangements and assistance in all other renters' needs.

- Chef Services are mandatory and not included in rental fee. Daily charges are dependent on the number of guests.

Staff will take customer’s laundry off-site (additional cost).

Rental car is recommended.

We are located:

40 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta Airport

5 minutes south of Punta Mita

30 minutes to Sayulita

20 minutes north of Bucerias

10 minutes north of La Cruz Huanacaxtle

Nearby activities: Surfing, swimming, sport fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, golf, eco-tours, shopping and wonderful varieties of restaurants, etc.

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Bahía de Banderas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Main House Upper Level - Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Overlooking ocean & gardens. Bathroom with shower.
    Main House Upper Level - Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Deck overlooking ocean and garden. Bathroom with shower.
    Main House Lower Level - Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Patio with ocean and garden views. Bathroom with shower.
    Min House Lower Level - Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Patio with ocean and garden views. Bathroom with shower.
    Main House North Corner - Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Bathroom with shower.
    Casita - Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Patio facing garden. Bathroom with shower.
    Casita - Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Patio with Garden. Bathroom with shower (shared w/ room 8)
    Casita - Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , Patio with Garden. Bathroom with shower (shared w/ room 7)
    Pool House - Bedroom 9 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Deck overlooking pool, tennis ct & garden. Shower bathroom.
    Pool House - Bedroom 10 - 2 twin/ single , Deck overlooking pool, gardens, tennis ct. Shower bathroom.
  • Although there are beds for 20+ we like to restrict group size to 16 unless previously authorized by owner. All rooms have air conditioning.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Tennis Court, pool, 200 feet of ocean frontage, game room, 2 acres lush tropical gardens. World class Ayurvedic Spa in the neighborhood -- massages and yoga classes can be booked.


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Hacienda Alegre (official owner site): Beachfront, Groups, Pool, Tennis, Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Best beach vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Hacienda Alegre is an exceptional property, staffed by exceptional people. We were a group of 12, consisting of 2 couples in our 60s, 5 children and 3 boyfriends/girlfriends in their 20s-30s. Our 2 families have taken many trips together, and everyone said this was the best. The property is beautiful and well maintained. The food was terrific--we felt like we had our own private restaurant. Several of us had dietary restrictions, which Nahum, our chef, accommodated beautifully. We took advantage of the many amenities including the private pool, private tennis court, private area at beach, surfboards, and boggie boards. I could go on and on. I can't imagine a better place for a family beach vacation than Hacienda Alegre.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hacienda Alegre was a vacation dream come true!

  • 5 of 5

The property is immaculate, gorgeous and inviting. The house is designed so that all the guests have their own space and come together when it is fun or meal time. We love the staff and Greta the administrator is the best you can find anywhere. We were a group of 14 and everyone can't wait to return. Food is healthy and scrumptious. The pictures on line do not begin to show the beauty of the property and grounds. We swam in the pool, played tennis, enjoyed the beach and had the most wonderful time. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, we are so happy you and your friends not only enjoyed your time in Hacienda Alegre, but also, had an unforgettable Day of the Dead celebration. We would love to welcome you back anytime! Thank you.
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  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a non-resort experience with resort amenities and service, this is it! Only this place is closer to the beach than any resort I have ever stayed in, the waves are awesome as it the view, the food is incredible and the service is sincere and authentic. Greta and her team will do whatever it takes to make your stay unforgettable. Best of it all....this place has a "Mexican home" feel to it. Tranquilo at its finest.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having your group stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed the home, the beach and most importantly, the service provided. Looking forward to welcoming you to Hacienda Alegre again, sometime soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Our vacation at Hacienda Alegre was absolutely perfect! We were a large group of 11 adults and 4 kids (ages 80 - 4, and everything in between) and there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out. With the three separate buildings, there is plenty of privacy when you want it, yet lots of common space for hanging out. The pool was a highlight for everyone, especially the kids (although the attached bar and entertainment area with a ping-pong table was quite a highlight for the adults as well). The pictures of the property don't do it justice. The entire property is lush and tropical with beautifully landscaped gardens full of birds and butterflies. Perhaps one of the best features of this property is the amazing staff. We felt pampered, safe and extremely well cared for at all times. Everything we could need or want was provided or arranged for by the staff. And the food... wow! The personal chef, Fermin, is amazing. He will spoil you with some of the very best food you can imagine! The property is an easy 5 minute drive to Punta Mita and 20 minute drive or so to Sayulita and several other fun towns. I would absolutely recommend this property without hesitation, and will plan on returning myself as soon as possible! (P.S. Ask Greta to arrange massages for you. We had one of the best massages ever during our stay!)

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amber, We are so pleased to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your vacation at Hacienda Alegre. We will share your comments with our staff -- aren't they wonderful? We are now in the process of adding more photos to our VRBO listing so guests can see how truly beautiful, lush and tropical the Hacienda is. We think it's a little piece of paradise and we are glad you agree. Thanks for your feedback. It was a pleasure to have you stay in our home and we look forward to the next time!
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Amazing Oceanfront Property

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible vacation at Hacienda Alegre. The property is gorgeous and very large. We were 5 adults and 5 kids (10-16 years) and had extra bedrooms. The layout is great for multiple families or couples with enough room in the main house and fantastic terrace with the beautiful views for everyone to congregate together when they want and room for privacy otherwise. The pool and tennis court really made it feel like we had all of the amenities of a resort but with incredible privacy. The decor feels authentic, modern and comfortable. The gardens were lush and so well-maintained. We hired Mathilda to cook breakfast and dinner most days and we went out to dinner 2 nights. Mathilda's meals were delicious and there was a good variety. All of the staff were very attentive and very sweet. They really wanted to make sure we had a perfect stay. Greta, the manager of the property, was very helpful and kind as well. We loved hanging at the beach and 3 of the kids learned how to surf right there. Although there were surfers out in the water a few hundred yards up, we rarely saw anyone on the beach. It was July, so it was hot but most days there was a nice breeze in the morning and evening. There were a couple of still evenings but thankfully mosquitos were not a problem. We had a car and really enjoyed visiting Punta de Mita and Sayulita as well. We will be planning our next glorious vacation here soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Hacienda Alegre and it far exceeded our expectations! We were a family of 10 and enjoyed all the options for accommodations allowing all to have a comfortable and pleasant stay. The location was amazing and enjoyed the beachfront area daily. The owners have thought out every detail as we had plenty of beach chairs, boogie boards and even some extra water shoes to enhance our time at the beach. The staff at the house was such a pleasure to interact with. Our rooms were meticulously cleaned daily, fresh towels always ready at the pool, and our chef Carlos kept us well fed from breakfast to dinner! We enjoyed spending time at the pool, playing ping pong and even hitting a few tennis balls. The beauty of the grounds was a delight around every corner or path that we took. We hope to return again and highly recommend Hacienda Alegre for your stay in the Punta del Burro area.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sole Mingo-Ordonez (manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

About Sole Mingo-Ordonez (manager)

As a married couple, one side is American and the other side is British which partly may explain why we have long had a eccentric thirst for discovering and experiencing exciting foreign places. We have been blessed with the opportunity to live in some of the most beautiful spots on this planet. We resided in Singapore for several decades and progressively built homes in Bali, Australia, Singapore and the United States. We also bought land in Myanmar (the old Burma), only to find out that we could never own land in this country.

Sole Mingo-Ordonez (manager) purchased this house in 1989

Why Sole Mingo-Ordonez (manager) chose Bahía de Banderas

In 1989, we visited an estate called Punta Del Burro, just 30 miles north of Puerta Vallarta. We walked to the highest point on the beach front which gave us a breathtaking 180 degree scan of Banderas Bay and promptly bought the lot, all 2 acres of it. A year later, we built our dream Mexican home and made a promise to ourselves that we have kept to this day -- we would retain it as a rare nature experience on the ocean, and our most frequent visitors -- exotic tropical birds and pelicans -- are pleased that we have.

What makes this house unique

If you like sports, there is a large menu: great surfing, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, tennis, table tennis, and beach volleyball.

If you like beaches, you just go down 30 steps and you are there. There is also a huge 2 mile long sandy beach just 4 minutes drive away.

If you like restaurant and bars, you have the towns of Punta Mita, La Cruz, Bucerias, and Sayulita all within a 30-minute drive.

If you like to just laze around, there are upteen sun decks and shaded retreats to enjoy in the large, lush, tropical gardens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very friendly staff. Martin and Fermin created delicious meals and accommodated meal preferences. Grounds were clean as well as rooms. We felt very safe and secure.

No complaints! Gracias!

(Re-posted by manager from Guest Comment Sheets)
May 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Listed rates are for 1-12 guests. Groups 12-16 have special rates. Please enquire.

Rates include daily housekeeping and managerial service. There is an extra 2,000 peso/daily (around $110 US) for cooking services (3 meals a day).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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