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Charming Mexican House with River, Jungle, Ocean & City Views

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + 4.5+ Baths (Sleeps 12)

Casa Marfil is one of the first homes built on the Rio Cuale and has substantial and beautiful remodeling upgrades to make this one of the most charmingly authentic Mexican homes with all of the convenience and comfort that make for a great vacation.

Casa Marfil overlooks the Rio Cuale, bringing the sound of a babbling brook or sometimes rushing river, depending on the season, with night time tree frogs and daytime flocks of wild parrots and song birds outside the multiple verandas and terraces found in this four levels villa. The rooftop terrace makes for even more lovely views of the river, jungle, mountains and city by the ocean views. Here you can sunbath privately on quality chaise lounge chairs or relax in the hammock under the palapa and wetbar with mini fridge nearby. Relax, have a meal made for you at home or venture to the Malecon and beach for any of the wonderful Mexican food restaurants minutes' walk, nearby.


Within walking distance to the beaches and restaurants, including the Malecon, a three mile stretch of beach front walkway with excellent restaurants, clubs, quaint cantinas and souvenir shopping. Any time during the day or night there is plenty of opportunities to catch a free evening concert here, watch street performers, Aztec Sun-Worshipper Dance and ritual and elaborate sand castle art competition and displays.

Also within walking distances are fresh fruit and vegetable outdoor Farmers Market's and Fish Markets for the chef who would prefer to grill or cook a meal at home, there is professional grade appliances and equipment to create a private evening at home to enjoy a candlelit dinner at home. There is private cooking services available upon request for that special dinner at home. A welcome package of a beverage of your choice and healthy snacks can be arranged as an extra service. We use a private airport transport company which can also stop for 30 minutes at the grocery store on the way home to Casa Marfil. The services can be arranged at an extra cost and payable to the service provider.

For those who need to stay in touch with work or home, Casa Marfil has wireless functionality for computers, an office desk for work.

A streaming TV box offers all the channels and even current movies in theatres and it's free. News channels, HBO, and other networks all available.

The Puerto Vallarta Marina is 15 minute drive away where sail boats and fishing excursions can be booked and enjoyed. La Cruz marina is 45 minute drive north and we know several captains and crews who take sail trips to various destinations. Zip lines and day excursions to neighboring towns are listed on the Google map provided for day trips north to Sayulita and San Pancho for great Horse Polo evenings or surfing, lessons available or south to Mismaloya and beyond to the Botanical Gardens of Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta airport is easily accessible, only 20 minutes away northbound.

Manager

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 400 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    prefer renters 21+ in age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    smoking allowed on the terraces...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    accessed from the lanai, within the stonewalled perimeter....moreless

  • : 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Two Queen sized air mattresses...moreless

  • All four bedrooms, queen sized beds, with private bath/shower. Two high quality, new queen sized air mattresses with electronic inflation device....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Games:

    cards, dominoes...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Streaming box for new movies and cable television channels, including news channels and movies...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    Ocean and River views with mountain and jungle views during the day, city scape and night views by night....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table seats six; kitchen bar area seats another 5, outside terrace table seats four...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    1 mini split air conditioner in the kitchen and dining room. 1 mini split air conditioner in the Master Bedroom. 1 mini split air conditioner in the 4th bedroom. ...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Domestic service is available for light washing and drying. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality, high thread count linens on all beds and for use on the sturdy air mattresses that have built in pumps for auto inflating....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Seats six comfortable for TV Viewing and relaxing...moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street:

    Off street parking is available in front of Casa Marfil where our security camera provides greater security for parked cars....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone:

    local lan line available...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and Beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Domestic service will assist in light washing for guests. We ask that the guests not use the equipment for washing and/or drying...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular drip...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    New high quality dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    kitchen granite counter tops, huge wooden dining table, sits 6, 4 bar stools at kitchen bar. Professional grade gas stove top, dishwasher, convection oven and microwave. Fully stocked, except spices....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Convection oven and microwave....moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    Convection and regular oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    some spices and basics....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker supplied with clean, filtered water, huge fridge....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove top and convection oven and microwave...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Fourth floor rooftop palapa, chaise lounge chairs, hammock and third story terrace....moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    roof top garden area and chaise lounge chairs for private sunbathing...moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill on roof top garden area...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.6
from 30 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Semana Santa
Apr 9 - Apr 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$357
Summer Rates
Jun 1 - Nov 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$305
$2,135
Winter rates 2017
Dec 18 - Jan 8, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,660
Winter 2018
Jan 9 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$359
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$305
$2,135

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $250

Notes:

Casa Marfil has four bedrooms, each with queen sized beds and private bath/shower. Guests over 8 are charged $50.00 per person with a maximum of 12 persons.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Located in the area known as 'Gringo Gulch', nearby the famous 'Kimberly House', Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's house they owned when she was filming John Huston's 'Night of the Iguana' in the 1960's.

Casa Marfil is one of the first homes built on the Rio Cuale and has substantial remodeling upgrades to make this one of the most charmingly authentic Mexican homes with all of the convenience and comfort that make for a great vacation.

Casa Marfil overlooks the Rio Cuale, bringing the sound of a babbling brook with night time tree frogs singing and daytime flocks of wild parrots and song birds outside the multiple verandas and terraces found in this three story town home. The rooftop terrace makes for even more glorious views of the river, jungle, mountains and city and ocean views. Here you can sunbath privately on chaise lounge chairs or relax in the hammock with the wet bar and palapa near, there is no reason to go anywhere unless you want to venture out.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: This charming Mexican villa built in typical Vallarta style offers dramatic stone and brick archways. Casa Marfil is a beautiful 4,300 sq ft, 4 story villa nestled on the hillside with spectacular views of the Bay of Banderas. Conveniently located in Gringo Gulch within walking distance to all the fine restaurants, shopping, open air markets,beach and popular nightlife. Relax on the terrace sipping margaritas while enjoying the many spectacular sunsets or the nightly fireworks display. The views of the Rio Cuale allow for great wildlife viewing of large yellow and black striped iguana, egret fishing, and wild parrot flying above the river. At times you can catch views of the otters playing in the river and each night frog’s song and cricket are the sounds of the night. The open air concept on the 3rd floor kitchen and salon make for wonderful bay breezes to flow through the villa. This villa is very charming and dramatic. All the beds are new and very comfortable. There is maid service three times a week. A chef or cook is available upon request. Ideal for a honeymoon, small celebration, or spending time with family and friends. The villa can normally sleep up to 8 guests, but there are two queen sized air mattresses available for an additional fee to sleep another 2-4 persons. Additional amenities include: media library, free wifi, coffee maker, ac central, views, 4th floor wetbar and palapa roof terrace, hair dryer, shower, ipod dock, iron/ironing board, selection of games and books, ice maker. Check-In: 3 PM Check-out 12:00 PM We came to Puerto Vallarta in 2005 and were enchanted by the laid back and relaxed atmosphere. Great communities and people, easy to relocate and feel comfortable. We currently split our time between the U.K. and Puerto Vallarta.

Why Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico:
Casa Marfil is centrally located right in front of the Rio Cuale Island which is truly the only green space in the city of Puerto Vallarta. We are minutes walk from the Malecon, restaurants and beaches. The Rio Cuale and the nature that live around the river, the iguana, the parrot, the frogs all combine to make Casa Marfil and the area where we are located a veritable oasis in the middle of the city.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Casa Marfil was built and is one of the most unique homes in Puerto Vallarta, the street we are on has some of the most unique and authentically Mexican homes in the city. With an eye to detail and convenience, we've kept the authentic Mexican casa feel and combined it with the convenience of modern living, appliances like dishwasher and kitchen appliances that are new all work to feel like First World convenience with Old World Charm.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

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  • First door entrance from street to Casa Marfil

    First door entrance from street to Casa Marfil

  • Gorgeous kitchen, granite counters, seats additional 4 persons

    Gorgeous kitchen, granite counters, seats additional 4 persons

  • Second door entrance to Casa Marfil

    Second door entrance to Casa Marfil

  • Updated Dining table seats 6 persons

    Updated Dining table seats 6 persons

  • Large and comfortable kitchen makes entertaining and relaxing at home a joy.

    Large and comfortable kitchen makes entertaining and relaxing at home a joy.

  • Plenty of books to browse and read during your relaxing time in Puerto Vallarta.

    Plenty of books to browse and read during your relaxing time in Puerto Vallarta.

VRBO #297420

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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