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Best villa value on Beach - less than $100/day per guest!

South Zone, Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
  • Villa5000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Stay for $100 per day per guest or less! Add an all inclusive option for just $35 per day per guest. Rate is based on 8 guests. More guests? Lower rate per guest! See our rate information for more details.

Villa Karaway (VK) is the ultimate Puerto Vallarta (PV) Beach Villa! A rare find on the powdery sands of Puerto Vallarta. The home is RIGHT on the beach. Please read the entire description, but first some ideas to save money and select the proper home.

When shopping for a home for your hard earned vacation in PV, make sure the ask the following:

1. Is the home right on the beach, or do you have to walk to the beach?

2. Is there SAND on the beach? Except for downtown and north of town, sandy beaches are rare. We have sand on our beach!

3. Are there any additional charges? VK rates are all inclusive, you just pay for the food and drinks that our chief prepares, along with tips.

4. Exactly where are you located in PV? No hype from us. You are 6 km south of town (about 12 minutes away), so you have the town amenities, without the hustle an bustle. We are right on the bus route (50 cents to town), or cabs are usually parked by the complex ($6 into town).

With over 4000 square feet of pure luxury, this four bedroom, five bath vacation rental is ideal for corporate meetings, family reunions, or just an intimate get-away. Many rooms have 12-foot high ceilings - just right for bringing in the incredible views of the Bay and Mountain Ranges around Puerto Vallarta.

See the end of this description for other guest comments, but this comment from a NYC guest sums it up - 'Absolute Paradise!' Make sure the visit our web site for even more pictures and information. The address is listed at the bottom.

Make no mistake - this villa is right on the beach. The beach is beautiful with a protective rock reef creating a wonderful family swimming area and an incredible sandy beach. Let the professional staff of a full-time maid and gourmet cook pamper you. It is your vacation - so enjoy it!

You enter your two-story vacation home (named 'Villa Karaway') from a private iron gate into a masterfully constructed tiled hallway. To the right, past the sitting area, is the lower bedroom with two single beds, which can be make into a king bed (all bedrooms have air conditioning), a walk-in closet, and private bath. Close by is the washer and dryer. To the left of the hallway is the open-air patio with splendid plants.

Up five tile-covered steps is another hallway. Turn left and you enter the gourmet kitchen (Viking stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator - but why care - you have your own chef!), bar, walk-in pantry, table for four, and bathroom. Proceeding past the kitchen is the dining room with seating for eight. Past the dining room is the living room with floor-to-ceiling glass sliding walls to another outdoor patio with lighted palms, the downstairs porch, and the private infinity pool. Just past your pool is the wondrous Los Palmares Beach.

Proceed the other way down the entrance-way hallway and you arrive at bedroom two. This is a bedroom with one queen and one king bed, a large walk-in closet, and an even larger bathroom. There is a large window that opens to the interior patio.

Up the stairs further is bedroom three with two double beds, 12-foot high ceiling, a large window opening to the interior patio, TV and VCR, and private bath.

Further down the hallway is the ultimate, master bedroom with a king-size bed. Floor-to-ceiling movable windows separate the bedroom to the upstairs patio. There is also a large window providing a view to the famous Los Arcos islands just off the shore of Puerto Vallarta. The master also contains a sitting area, large walk-in closet, and a bath that is also a jetted tub, steam, and a ten-side spigot shower. For those that are traditional, a normal showerhead is available. A telescope is provided to further enjoy the breathtaking views. These views include dolphins and whales playing in one of the largest bays on the continent.

You will NOT be DISAPPOINTED with Karaway or the Los Palmares facilities! Villa Karaway is part of the classy Los Palmares condominium complex. It was recently completed in late 1999. Everything is in tip top condition, including the large infinity pool, jacuzzi, kid's pool, and exercise room. There is also ample parking and 24-hour security. It is located just under six kilometers to the south of downtown Puerto Vallarta and is on the city bus route for easy transportation.

We have wireless high speed internet connection. So bring your laptop or use the computer provided at the Villa. We also have a phone for free, unlimited phone calls back to the US and Canada.

For Rental information and availability, please contact Wayne by phone or email. For more pictures and a floor plan, see the Villa Karaway web site listed below!

Guest book comments (we would put in more, but have a space limitation):

'What a breathtaking house surrounded by such a magnificent setting. I now have a concrete vision of what heaven might really look like when I close my eyes. I honestly don't think that it is possible to describe with mere words. From the lush, green hillside to the sun setting into the ocean...from Adela's unbelievable Mexican feast to the kind smiles and welcoming faces of everyone we encountered...It is truly a memory that we will carry with us forever.

'What a marvelous place to come and visit. We just don't want to go home. God's seam between land and water, and right in the middle is your beautiful casa.' -Guests, Denver, CO

'WOW!' - Austin TX

'If you don't love this - give up! You won't be happy in heaven!' - Chicago, IL

Keywords: Villa, beach front, beach, staff, private pool


Wayne Harding

Member Since 1999
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Wayne Harding

Hello, our names are Karen and Wayne Harding and live in Denver Colorado. We have four wonderful adult children. We love to travel. Since we work hard, when we get away we want to spoiled and pampered. We purchased each of our properties with this in mind. A great place to relax, unwind and enjoy - in style!

Wayne Harding purchased this Villa in 1999

Why Wayne Harding chose South Zone

Villa Karaway is our crown jewel in our properties holdings. It is a expertly staffed villa right on a sandy beach. When we walked through the recently completed construction in 1999, we absolutely fell in love with the building, the location, the facilities and the views - wow! The views!

What makes this Villa unique

Sit back and relax and let our gourmet chef (Elba) fix you wonderful local food and beverages. Our full time maid (Gloria) makes sure that your castle next to the sand and ocean is spotless. If you do wonder out of your palace, visit some fine restaurants, explore the rain forest, shop at the near by downtown area, surf, boat, fish, zip line, or relax in your own beach side infinity pool and watch the sun sink into the ocean. During winter you will also see plenty of sea life including whales - right from your porch!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • del Mar
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, includes in-suite bathroom
      • el Nubes
        1 king, 1 queen, includes large in-suite bathroom
      • el Ceilo
        1 king, includes in-suite bathroom
      • el Sol
        2 queen, includes in-suite bathroom
      • King size beds (2), Queen size (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


      • 5 Bathrooms
      • Main Floor
        toilet, shower
      • del Mar
        toilet, shower
      • el Nubes
        toilet, shower, bidet, large roman style shower - two shower heads
      • el Sol
        toilet, shower
      • el Ceilo
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
          • Oceanfront
            We are right on a sandy beach.


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Internet
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available
                  • Elevator
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment
                    Part of the Los Palmares complex.
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                      • Kitchen
                      • Catering Available
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 12 people


                              • Books
                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                              • Music Library
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Stereo
                              • Toys
                              • VCR
                              • Video Library


                                  • Balcony
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Kayak / Canoe
                                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                                  • Porch / Veranda


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • limited accessibility
                                      • smoking allowed
                                        Smoking on outside decks and property only.

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                          • Heated Pool
                                          • Private Pool
                                          • jetted tub

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Concierge
                                              • Massage
                                              • Private Chef
                                              • Staff


                                                  • marina
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • churches
                                                  • museums
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • boating
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • sailing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • beach front, on a sandy beach, large condo beach-front infinity pool

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    46 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    A True Vacation

                                                                    Paul M.

                                                                    As one of my grandsons said, "Best vacation ever!" Villa Karaway did not disappointment. The villa was charming, the food outstanding, and the staff wonderful. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation with great access to a beautiful beach, then this is the place. We are returning next year. Thanks! The MacDonald's

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Dear MacDonalds - thank you for staying with us. We look forward to your next visit!



                                                                    Absolutely the most spoiled we’ve ever felt on vacation! Our family of 10 had a wonderful time!

                                                                    Frank & Sally S.-

                                                                    The property was amazing. We’ve travelled to many other places together as a family. But here it was like we each had our own separate areas, not at all crowded and we didn’t even use all the space. It was our first time having a cook prepare our meals and now we are spoiled! Don’t know if we can top this one so we may be back!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks for staying at Villa Karaway. We pride ourselves in exceeding expectations. Hurry back to see us.



                                                                    Excellent property and location

                                                                    John L.

                                                                    Plus Elba is an AMAZING cook. Thanks to our housekeeper too.

                                                                    The property was everything described and more.

                                                                    Dara E.Long Beach, NY

                                                                    We had a wonderful time. The beach the infinity pool the rooms everything was above our expectations. The staff was so helpful. Both Elba and Gloria especially went above and beyond time and time again. Enrique was always available to clarify any questions or issues we had. When one of the people in our party was ill and could not make an ATV outing we had scheduled he arranged for it to be cancelled without any issue at all. When we first arrived he gave us a wonderful introduction to the property and really took the time to make sure we were completely comfortable. Gloria kept the rooms spic and span. And Elba well what can I say about Elba? Any question, reservation, Taxi, and especially the meals we had were just wonderful. She went to a lot of trouble getting information for us. We plan to return to Puerto Vallarta and can think of and could think of no other place to stay except Villa Karaway! :-) There were eight of us to take care of and everyone did a fabulous job.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Dara - thank you and your group for staying with us. We pride ourselves in exceeding guest expectations. Hurry back to see us.



                                                                    perfect respite on the beach


                                                                    Stayed at Villa Karaway with six girlfriends. It was perfect. It's just as advertised. The infinity pool was fantastic and just steps from the beach. We would definitely go back on a girls' trip or with family.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks for staying with us! Please come back to see us. We are continuing to add little improvements here and there.

                                                                    Cheers - Wayne, Co-Owner

                                                                    Great home for a family vacation

                                                                    Josh T.

                                                                    High quality home, excellent materials and workmanship, this home will satisfy a family that is accustomed to living well. Its location is truly ideal, set back about twenty feet from the ocean waves with their endless lapping sound, this is a very beautiful home that I would highly recommend.

                                                                    If we return to Puerto Vallarta, I doubt we would look at any other properties. We were perfectly happy here😀, parents, teen age children...

                                                                    And being about an eight minute cab ride to town makes it so easy to go back and forth. The front desk staff are largely fluent in English, they order taxis for us within moments, and have been extremely helpful.

                                                                    The ladies who take care of the home are caring and thorough, and Enrique who manages the property sorts out anything and everything that needs to be done.

                                                                    Highly recommended!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for your review. Glad you and your group had a wonderful time. Hurry back to see us. We just installed a very high speed internet connection.


                                                                    Wayne & Karen Harding, Owners


                                                                    South Zone, Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

                                                                    Rates & Availability

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                                                                    NEW! Add all-inclusive with non-alcoholic drinks for just $35/day/guest. Children under 5 - no charge! For Christmas and New Year week, add $225/night to High Season rate. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

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