About the property
- Villa2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Beautiful Villa Cañada 3 in luxury Punta Esmeralda oceanfront development with 24/7 Security, unobstructed view of Banderas Bay from Bucerias across to Vallarta and Yelapa.
Beachfront Masala grill/pool down stairs or funicular below, large pool across driveway (eight pools total).
Spacious 2500 sq ft, vaulted ceilings. Large upper terrace with hammock for two, table with sunbrella, 2-burner Weber gas grill & wood-chip smoker. Fully furnished kitchen, washer&dryer.
Air cond & ceiling fans in living rm & bedrms(two bed-bath suites incl one tub, upstairs bedroom with adj. bathroom).Upper & lower guest rooms have double-layered glass, blackout shades for quiet rest. 3 King size beds + air mattress, ample towels & and sheets.
Large dining-room computer/reading desk overlooks Banderas Bay (photo-scanner/printer, tel, 1 MBit DSL Wi-Fi). Canada Star Choice, Digital Video Recorder, 40'LED HDTV++usb, pro 5.1 sound . Paradise!
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
US Couple who love Mexico and Banderas Bay.
Owner purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Owner chose La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
We love the unique combination of serenity, on-site and nearby amenities afforded by this Punta-Esmeralda villa, one of four villas with two bedroom-bathroom suites + upper bedroom/adjoining bathroom. Completely separate walls on a hillside 25 meters up and 75 meters in from the surf on a 17-kilometer (10-mile) beach stretching from La Cruz through Bucerias to Nuevo Vallarta.
What makes this Villa unique
Private dipping pool below large terrace. Eight large pools, bar & grill, spa and fitness center, tennis courts on site. Wheelchair access: funicular to beach, pool and Wi-Fi grill three villas away. Walk to Bucerias or La Cruz along beach for shopping & meals, 24/7 taxis at security gate. SAILORS with friends NOTE: 300 lb diesel trailing mooring-ball on sturdy chain fell from sky 160 meters off villa beach(8' draft, sandy bottom; cf Google Earth: 20 45.648'N, 105 21.769'W)!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
A very spacious place to call home for a holiday. The complex is fabulous and has many wonderful pools, a great gymn and a very good restaurant.
Tom, your host, does everything possible to ensure your stay is everything you hoped for. It would be hard to find a better place to relax and enjoy Mexico.
You get what you pay for
We had issues with the unit, tried to contact the Felipe the property manager and did not get a response, contacted the owner and best way to describe it is to post it
"Felipe is keeping me informed. Aside from the working hot water, I've heard about the smoked lights, the upstairs reset-A/C unit and that bedroom spider. Here's the scoop:
The lights and the upstairs bedroom A/C unit were just replaced/checked before your arrival.
Lights and A/C - part of the general Punta Esmeralda amanities, in varying degrees at different locations. The Developers got greedy and up-sized the development mid-course - but NOT the facility power transformers. So when their load-capacity is exceeded or there's a supply-side power fluctuation, those little transformers automatically step up the voltage - good for folks at the far end, bad for folks at the near end such as the Canada Villas. Paul may be luckier, but we have voltage swells well over 130 V AC (not surges < 10 ms that my surge protectors block, swells > 100 ms). And these swells blow out light bulbs (whatever is on at the time), A/C unit and other circuit boards. Felipe was able to reset the bedroom A/C circuit board's built-in protector this time. It might happen again.
More generally, don't sweat it if your bedroom A/C goes out. Close the living/dining/bathroom windows and sliding doors, turn on the living/dining room A/C unit to "cool" (medium speed should be more than adequate), leave your bedroom door partly open and use the overhead fan on "low" to "medium" - just enough to circulate the warm ceiling air out of the room and invite the cooler air in. You'll have a quieter sleep too!
There's another reason to keep the sliding terrace doors completely closed at night: if you liked the 1.5 cm spider, you'll love the giant 6 cm cockroaches that crawl up the outside villa walls from the grass, across the terrace and into the villa at night! I'm not kidding: I've seen'em in the moonlight. Remember you're living on the edge of a tropical jungle: cockroaches, spiders including tarantulas, scorpions (rent palapa-roof units if you like them), gekkos that soil on the floors at night. The little spider probably crawled in while the door was open right after they mowed the grass in front of the villa yesterday or day before.
As for the rest, don't come back if you can't stand the bugs. We're doing our best; its hard to beat having a professional exterminator property manager and the rest is up to you"
Great Experience at a Lovely Villa
We had a wonderful time at Cañada 3 at Punta Esmeralda. The Villa is bigger than the photos show and it has a beautiful view of the bay. It has everything you need for a comfortable staying, from the grill and the hammock at the balcony to the fully equipped kitchen, the washer and dryer, the excellent Wi-Fi and even a pretty big bathtub.
The resort facilities has the equivalent quality as a 5-star resort. It has a private beach, many great quality pools (almost every day we had the pool just for us). The restaurant at the beach has affordable and good quality food and it also has home delivery service. The gym is well equipped and has free access, which is a great plus. The staff is very attentive and willing to give help or advice.
But what made this vacation truly exceptional were the extraordinary attention of Mr. Tom (The owner) and Mr. Felipe (The Villa Manager), who in addition to be professionals are also great persons. I wish I had found nearly that attitude at any 5-star hotel. Since the beginning, they were very attentive to our needs, and several times they took the initiative to assure that my family enjoyed the staying even if we weren’t asking! It was really a great new experience for me. I wish many families may enjoy the same experience we did.
Lindo , comodo, seguro y amplio
Bellisimo lugar para descansar muy comodamente
Very nice villa and vacation
Very much enjoyed our stay at Canada 3. Very cheery interior and good views. Stereo system a little tough to figure out but whatever... Would definitely stay there again. The resort itself is stunning and extremely well-kept. The amenities are peerless.
Best vacation Ever!
We stayed with family and friends at Punta Esmeralda for two weeks in July, and had the best experience, The house was big and comfortable, and we had plenty of room for the eight of us; the amenities of being in a house rather than a hotel were a plus. Punta Esmeralda has several pools just a few steps from your front door, they were pristine and we had one for ourselves almost all the time, and the sea is like a pool itself so little kids can play without risk. We loved the owner`s attention, he went all the way to make us feel at home. Will be back for sure.
Playground, wading pool areas for children on site.