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Beautiful Ocean-View Villa

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2017

About The Owner

US Couple who love Mexico and Banderas Bay.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2005

Why The 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)!


La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (4) One in each guest room + king-sized air-mattress(anywhere).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Air cond. and overhead fans in each room or suite, blackout shades and double-layer glass in guest rooms, photo-scanner, printer, computer desk, Dolby digital AV Receiver, iPod/iPhone dock, Canada Star Choice HD Satelite Receiver with DVR.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great Experience at a Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

Hasta pronto!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice villa and vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lindo , comodo, seguro y amplio

  • 5 of 5

Bellisimo lugar para descansar muy comodamente

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zapopan, Jalisco

Beautiful place, invited to go back soon !!!, perfect for family vacation time.

  • 5 of 5

We spend 8 days in this Villa during the past easter time (from march 24-31, 2013) with my family and my brother´s family... the place is big and very comfortable. The Villa and amenities of Punta Esmeralda are exactly what the offered and more. I specially enjoyed the BBQ grill with Mesquite smoker in the terrace, the tranquility at night, the SPA Services and the amenities of the property like HDTV, Internet Access, TV on demand, etc. The owner is very very kind and always helpful... he went the extra mile in all sense, he even shared with us his secret Tuna Sashimi with Wasabi recipe that was amazing (You can get the fresh Tuna in the fish market 5 mins driving from Pta Esmeralda in Cruz de Huanacaxtle the fish market was recommended by Villa owner). I highly recommend this place for a good relaxing vacation... We´ve stayed in Punta Esmeralda before in other properties but the owner of this Villa truly made the big difference.. thanks for all !

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excelente con niños!

  • 5 of 5

Estuvo increible nuestra estancia en Punta Esmeralda, la casa tiene todas las amenidades y el administrador, al igual que el dueño siempre al pendiente de cualquier detalle o duda. Se nos apoyo en todo momento, no tuvimos ningún inconveniente! Toda la casa con aire acondicionado, el area de TV con un equipo de sonido padrisimo, con entrada para Ipod. Una de las albercas grandes esta relativamente a unos pasos...porque tomas un trolley para bajar. El condominio con mucha seguridad, con mantenimiento constante, tiene suficiente albercas para todos...y no hay problemas de espacio de camastros. La playa es muuuy ancha por lo que los niños se divierten bastante, el mar es una laguna solo que hay que llevar sandalias para el agua si quieres entrar (por las piedras) aunque en Punta Esmeralda te prestan Kayak y varios equipos para entrar al agua. Vale la pena!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Playground, wading pool areas for children on site.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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