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Breathtaking Views of Banderas Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Nestled in the mountains just minutes from downtown, Villa Emily is one of the five villas that comprise Quinta Encantada. Conveniently located in Conchas Chinas, the “Beverly Hills” of Puerto Vallarta, Quinta Encantada is within walking distance to popular Los Muertos beach and Puerto Vallarta’s “Romantic Zone.” This unique, spacious villa is a stylish gem unlike anything else in Vallarta. With classic Mexican architecture and food prepared in Villa Emily’s gourmet kitchen, Villa Emily is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

Each of Villa Emily’s 4 bedrooms is air conditioned and has a a private bathroom covered floor to ceiling in colorful Mexican tile. Three of Villa Emily's bedrooms have king size beds and the other a queen size bed. Villa Emily’s expansive living room has three separate sitting areas, a dining table seating eight and spectacular views of Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta’s Southside. A separate den that adjoins the master bedroom has a television and selection of paperbacks and opens to the pool shared with the villa next door (same ownership and secured grounds). The pool deck overlooks Banderas Bay and Quinta Encantada’s own “jungle” and is perfect for lounging in the mid-day sun or relaxing under the shade of the deck’s palapa.

Humberto, Quinta Encantada’s English-speaking house manager who lives on-site, will cater to your vacation needs (whether booking a tour, chartering a sailing or fishing excursion, making dinner reservations or arranging transportation). Maid service is provided daily (except Sundays and holidays). Chef services are available by request.

Additional information and pictures of Quinta Encantada is available on our website. For our website address, go to the Links & Video tab above.

Keywords: condo; casa; casita

More Details

Barbara F Mason or Jerry Mason
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

Why Barbara F Mason or Jerry Mason chose Colonia 5 de Diciembre

We fell in love with Puerto Vallarta on our first visit in 1995, and after a dozen vacations, we decided to make Vallarta our winter home.


Colonia 5 de Diciembre Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • each bedroom has a private bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Breathtaking Views of Banderas Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
San Jose, California

Fue Una Maravilla, Genial e Inolvidable...

  • 5 of 5

Mis amigos y yo nos quedamos en casa Emily por 8 días... Fue una experiencia inolvidable...

Desde el primer día que llegamos, la bien venida por parte de Humberto (el encargado de la propiedad) nos hizo sentir muy a gusto... Llegamos y se comportó muy bien con nosotros, fue como si lo hubiéramos conocido anteriormente... Nos dio un tour de la casa... Nos quedamos con la boca abierta diciendo WOW... Cada estancia, cada habitación, cada cuarto de baño, la cocina, la sala familiar, la piscina, la vista hacia Banderas Bay... TODO está perfecto... Nos reíamos porque decíamos que parecía como estar en una película... Cada despertar y salir a la terraza y ver, el paisaje, el mar, los edificios del antiguo Puerto Vallarta era genial... En las noches cenar al aire libre estuvo fenomenal... Cada día Humberto estaba muy pero muy atento a lo que se necesitara... Cual quiera cosa él estaba disponible a atendernos en la manera posible... Tuvimos la oportunidad de tener a una "chef" que cocina muy pero muy rico ella es Elsa. Ella cocina lo que gustes, no tiene límite y su comida tiene un sazón muy rico... Cualquier antojo ella cumplía y lo tenía listo a la hora de desayuno o cena... Otro detalle muy impresionante es la limpieza de la casa... Cada cuarto limpio diariamente... Ana se encargaba de tener todo impecable... Cada día dejábamos nuestra ropa usada y ella se encargaba de dejarnos todo lavado, planchado y listo... Fue muy pero muy agradable el detalle de Ana... Para nuestros viajes cotidianos a la ciudad y playa, Humberto nos dio muchísima información, compartió detalles para evitarnos alguna incomodidad... Sus varias sugerencias fueron estupendas... Nos ayudó mucho ya que fue la primera vez en Puerto Vallarta para algunos de nosotros... Desde casa Emily puedes llegar a la playa caminando sin necesidad de taxi... Y vamos no se diga los dueños Jerry y Barbara, fueron genial y muy pero muy atentos... No los encontramos en el malecón y rápidamente nos saludaron con una sonrisa y varias veces nos dieron las gracias por nuestra estancia en casa Emily... Recomiendo muchísimo casa Emily tendrías una experiencia inolvidable...

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Emily for 4 nights in Dec. over the holidays. From the moment we stepped foot into the home, it was a jaw-dropping experience. It is unbelievably gorgeous!

First of all, you could accurately describe the overall complex as a mansion that is separated into several condos. Each condo, or casa, is massive and beautiful. The kitchen, dining and living areas are all very open and overlook the entire Bay. The sounds of the waves of the ocean and a cool breeze were ever present while we were there. Sitting and just relaxing at night and in the early mornings was our favorite moments.

The casa is perfectly clean. The kitchen is fully stocked. The bedrooms and bathrooms are very nice. And-- the pool is heated and shared only with one other casa. We had it to ourselves while there.

There is a woman named Maria that cleans the home and does all laundry daily. Each bedroom has it's own laundry basket. You put your dirty clothes in the basket and return to them all being nicely cleaned and folded. Though she only speaks Spanish, she always met us with a wonderful smile.

Humberto stays on sight, (not in your condo), and is full of a wealth of information. He will offer any help you may need. He gave us a full tour of all the condos. He is so very friendly!

Finally, I can't say enough nice things about Jerry and Barbara. I found them on VRBO and knew nothing about them in the beginning. They are so very polite and extremely professional in how they handle the business aspect of renting the homes. There is no need to worry when renting from them. We would do so again anytime we return to PV!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Fantastic property in every respect.

  • 5 of 5

This property is simply magnificent, and contributed so much to the wonderfully relaxing time we had in Puerto Vallarta. It was such a joy to begin and end each day with awe inspiring view of the Pacific. It was a great vantage point for fireworks, especially for the spectacular New Year's Eve show. There were 6 of us in our family and there was plenty of bedroom and living space, all very well-appointed and comfortable. We enjoy cooking together on vacation and in some rentals we have had in the past, that has been challenging. That is not the case here. The kitchen is very large and well-equipped with a variety of pots, pans and plenty of dishes, with a 6 burner gas stove with grill, griddle, and oven. There was also an outdoor grill, which we did not use, if you want to cook poolside. The refrigerator was large and clean, and plenty of fresh clean water available.The pool area was wonderful. A great place for a dip, or to relax with a good book in one of the chaise lounges under an umbrella. We enjoyed the TV room, watching some movies we had brought with us on DVD, and some good novels on the bookshelf. The condo is very well maintained, the furnishings very comfortable, and it is filled with art. The three bedrooms each have their own tiled bathrooms, all with showers, one with a huge tub, and each with a different tile motif. The beds were comfortable, with mosquito netting, ceiling fans, and when the weather is hotter, are air conditioned. The cleaning staff were very hard working and kept the place spotless, and did a wonderful job with our laundry. Humberto Garcia, the manager, is helpful and friendly. He took us grocery shopping, made reservations for our two dinners out, advised us about bus travel, how to get to the airport, etc. The Bistro down the street where we had our New Year's Eve dinner is a beautiful spot with good food and service. A lively and diverse beach is close by, and it was not difficult to cross the road, which is busy at times but with breaks in traffic. Shopping and restaurants are within waling distance, taxis are readily available with regulated fares. We typically paid $4 to $6 to return to Casa Encandtada and Villa Emily . We enjoyed browsing the art galleries and shops, including a food market on Emiliano Zapata. We were amazed at our good fortune to find such an exquisite place to enjoy our holiday together.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded All Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults spent a glorious week at Casa Emily in early March. The property is impeccably maintained and the setting is breathtakingly beautiful--so much so that we hated to leave the house! Humberto (the house manager) attended to our every request, taking us grocery shopping so we had our favorite foods and drink on hand, making dinner reservations and arranging for transportation for us when we ate out, and even arranging for a private chef to make a fabulous birthday dinner for us one night. We spent much of our daytime lounging by the pool and taking dips in its luxuriously warm water, or making the short walk into town for shopping or lunch. We always opt for condos or vacation homes for our holidays, and this property is a rare gem--lovingly decorated and perfectly situated with absolutely commanding views of Banderas Bay. A tremendous bargain for the level of luxury you will enjoy. We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

For the Holiday weeks including Christmas and New Years, the minimum stay is one week from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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