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Beautiful Ocean-View Villa

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 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:
February 14, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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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(9 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Ocean-View Villa
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You get what you pay for

  • 1 of 5

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"

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Playground, wading pool areas for children on site.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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