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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Wayne Harding
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

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 Puerto Vallarta

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Greetings to all who have stayed at Villa Karaway in Puerto Vallarta. Hopefully you have entered your comments into the guest book at Villa Karaway. If you would like to share any thoughts on this public web site, please feel free.



This is a PUBLIC guest book, so please only put down personal info that you want to share - such as full names and phone numbers. This information is not necessary.



We appreciate you staying with us and your help in promoting our small slice of heaven on earth!
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Amenities

South Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
beach front, on a sandy beach, large condo beach-front infinity pool

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Best villa value on Beach - less than $100/day per guest!
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Great home for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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. Cheers Wayne & Karen Harding, Owners
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5

Villa Karaway is a great getaway

  • 5 of 5

The villa is welcoming, spotlessly clean, comfortable, and relaxing. We took our family to spend a week together and wanted it to be memorable. Our 4 teenage kids felt that it was the best vacation that they ever had. There was enough room that the 10 of us never felt crowded and enjoyed being together. The pool and the beach were wonderful. The infinity pool that you see in this picture was the best, and there is a larger pool as well. Our grandkids had two requirements - a pool and a beach. We got both.

Getting into old town was easy on the bus - for less than $0.50 US. We chose to use the bus rather than a taxi, but that is possible to get one. We went into town several times and enjoyed the tacos at a vendor Los Guides on Carranza St. Guacamole everyday and they had the best....well Elba makes great guacamole as well. AND the crapes for desert were a big hit with everyone. Listen to Elba the chef since she has the best advice and she is awesome. The cost of the food that she buys is VERY reasonable.

We also recommend to take a bus to the botanic gardens! You can get to the activities in Puerto Vallarta and still have the great quiet and seclusion of the villa. It is nothing like going to a big hotel that has crowds and less private. Take one of the surf boards at the villa or a kayak to play in the ocean - it is just feet from the villa without loosing your privacy.

We could not repeat the same experience in a place in the future, but we would consider returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and glad you had a wonderful time with family. Our goal is to exceed our guests' expectations and make their stay with us unforgettable. Please come back to visit us again! Wayne & Karen Harding, Owners
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5

Amazing stay for bachelorette!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect mini vacation! We we're at the villa karaway for 3 nights for a bachelorette party in early May. There 8 of us total and we ended up only using 3 of the 4 bedrooms. The beds were heavenly with an extra soft matress topper. The pillows were so soft and there's a whole closet full of alternatives if you prefer a harder pillow ;) Elba was a great chef always making sure we were fed and made excellent food, especially her tortilla soup! Gloria kept the place spotless. The house is literally on the beach. There's and Infiniti pool that looks onto the ocean and the house feels very private. It's only about a 15 min cab ride to downtown and very easy to get a cab. Overall we had a wonderful stay and we cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting Villa Karaway for your special event. We know that there are plenty alternatives out there. We take pride in providing an incredible vacation experience at a very competitive price. Please hurry back to see us. Wayne - Co-Owner
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Amazing Place, Amazing Staff!

  • 5 of 5

I've been meaning to write a review on this place for a long time. I rented Wayne's place in September for my wife's birthday. It was a complete surprise to her and I coordinate a fun four days with 8 of our friends. Wayne did everything he could to accommodate us. He helped us decide on what to pick for food, gave us pointers on what restaurants to go to and which sights to see. The cooking from Elba was top notch, the food was fantastic . He even help coordinate a birthday to be there so we could truly celebrate her birthday. When we first arrived the beautiful views really stood out and made us feel like we were in paradise. The pictures on the site do not do it justice and the places is simply massive. I couldn't be happier with our experience and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it all worked out. We do everything possible to make all of our guests' stay an awesome experience. Hurry back and return to paradise. Cheers Wayne Harding
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5

Great choice, totally spoiled. Don't look any further.

  • 5 of 5

I am not sure what I can add to what has already been said. A beautiful, spacious property right on the ocean, very clean and well maintained, everything well organized for their guests. The staff is wonderful, Elba, the chef was excellent. It is far enough away from the city so that the Villa is very peaceful, a great vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning. Great People. Great Place.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. I want to start with two statements that will give context to this review:

We rely heavily on reviews and almost didn’t book based on the lack of reviews on this property at the time. We booked an additional week in December before we left for home

Suffice to say, Villa Karaway is the most underpromise/overdeliver rental we have ever come across. We got in, were promptly greeted at the airport and whisked to our destination. Street level is several floors up, we were buzzed into an outdoor lobby area. Expansive views welcomed us with a stunning, pristine beach below. You genuinely get the sense you are in a private home. We walked in and were speechless. There it is, pristine beach, private infinity pool amazing master bedroom. etc etc.

I had only been to Nuevo Vallarta, and never to this area south of town. Everyone warned us about rockiness and the flotsam and jetsam that washes up on the beaches here. Instead we are on a pristine beach, very nice sand with no rocks. Cool jungle hills behind us. There was even a lagoon like feature that made the water less wavy for the little ones. We were close enough to town to make it an easy, 10-12 minute taxi trip into the downtown

Property: Amazing with several comfortable bedrooms and an open air set up off the living room onto the infinity pool and beach. The large kitchen and dining room area are conducive to socializing. The Master Bedroom with its huge deck over the water was a sight to behold. Karaway is part of a very nice condo complex. The benefits are many. There is the 24/7 security and front desk personnel, the giant pool and hot tubs and the eatery on premise with ridiculously low prices. Which brings me to the service.

As part of your stay you get an in-house chef and cleaning service. Let’s start w the food. The chef cooks whichever 2 meals per day you choose and she is supremely talented. Chef, not cook. You tell her what you want and she goes and buys it, comes back w receipts and cooks up amazing fare. As a small sample, we had a Lobster dinner one night and tortilla soup and shrimp the next.. this along with the classic lunch fare and cooking the fish we caught ourselves was a highlight of our trip. The cleaning lady is a wonderful woman who discreetly keeps the place spotless and is there all day to take care of anything you need. Again, no extra cost.All simply amazing, cant wait for December

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

South Zone Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$775
$5,425
$17,500
 
 
High Season 17/18
Nov 19 2017 - Apr 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$975
$6,475
$19,500
 
 
Low Season 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$825
$5,775
$19,500
 
 
High Season 18/19
Nov 17 2018 - Apr 28 2019
3 night minimum stay
$975
$6,825
$24,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$825
$5,775
$19,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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