About the property
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- Minimum Stay5 - 6 nights
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
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.
Sole Mingo-Ordonez (manager)
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Sole Mingo-Ordonez (manager)
Ian and Caroline Bates own the beautiful Hacienda Alegre. As a married couple, one side is American and the other side is British which partly may explain why we have long had an 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, Ian and Carolyn 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.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
I can't get over how BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT our stay was. I was hosting a retreat for women. We did lots of yoga and meditation, ate DELICIOUS food, enjoyed the SPECTACULAR view (truly, the view is out of this world), and laughed non stop. The staff were incredible and the chef was outstanding. Everything about this trip was perfect. I can't recommend this place enough.
Hacienda Alegre was a great location for our families 10 days stay in Banderas Bay. Our family ranged from 6 years old to 77 years old and there was something for everyone. The staff were great, the grounds were meticulously manicured and the Villa manager was excellent. The chef Nahum carefully created meals that were both delicious and healthy and we never left a meal un satisfied. He homemade all sauces, dressings, salsa's etc and they were so fresh and tasty. Rosi is the hero of Hacienda Alegre she was there from 7am - after dinner waiting on us hand and foot. Her loving and cheerful spirit really made this trip extra special. My only critiques of the Hacienda is that the dwellings themselves are not luxury, the linens and beds were not very comfortable but everything was VERY CLEAN! The dwellings could use a refresh of lighting so it is a bit brighter at night. Other than that it was a great place to stay!
We are so glad that your family enjoyed your stay at our beautiful Hacienda (or country home) on the Bay of Banderas.
The Hacienda is powered by solar panels and that possibly could have had an effect on the quality of the lighting you mentioned. We try to be environmentally-conscious and take care of our little piece of heaven, but we'll see if it's feasible to add more lights.
Thank you for all the nice comments about our staff - we think they are great too!
Best beach vacation ever!
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.
Wayne, we are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Hacienda Alegre, the service, and the food! It was a joy to welcome you to our beautiful house on Banderas Bay. We look forward to your return.
Hacienda Alegre was a vacation dream come true!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!)
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Listed rental rates in VRBO / HomeAway for Hacienda Alegre are for 1-12 guests. Groups 13-16 have special rates. Please enquire. Rates include daily housekeeping and managerial service. Depending on group size, there is an additional charge for cooking services (3 meals a day) ranging from 2,200 to 3,200 Mexican pesos per day.