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Xmas at Charming Colonial Estate for only $3,500 USD (Dec 23-28, 2017)

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 10,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

This listing is for the entire ESTATE. Perfect for family & friends.

Authentic Mexico in a luxurious space. Casa de Las Flores has 3 separate living quarters on the estate. The Villa has a separate entrance with 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen, & 2 double beds), 2 bathrooms (main bathroom has 20 ft. high open ceiling), sitting area, and fully-equipped kitchen. The estate also includes 2 separate casitas which each have their own private hand-woven pallapa and outdoor terrace surrounded by lush gardens. The Casitas each have their own bedroom, bathroom, vaulted and airy ceilings, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a bathroom decorated with hand-painted, Mexican tiles. From above, several fans circulate the cool and refreshing tropical breezes. Wireless internet, local mobile phone, cable TV and street parking are provided.

This property is perfect for families as there is a large communal pool in the centre courtyard as well as an outdoor shower, perfect for dipping and swimming after a long day at the beach. There are also private areas for each family for when you feel like having some alone time (The entire estate sleeps up to 10 people in beds comfortably; 12 people MAX).

Guest Access

Guest will have access to the entire estate. Each portion of the estate has its own private area so guests will be able to keep certain areas private for each individual couple/family.

Interaction with Guests

At this time we are not living in Bucerias so we have an English and Spanish speaking greeter named Heather who is managing our guest services to ensure your stay is a great one. She lives off the property and can be there if needed at anytime. She arranges to have something light for you to eat when you arrive and then takes you to the local grocery store for getting your initial stock. We also have our lovely housekeeper Mercedes who takes care of the needs of the property and is on site 3 times a week.

The Neighbourhood

Bucerias retains the charm of Puerto Vallarta 30 years ago with its unspoiled beaches, cobble-stoned streets, lovely homes, and friendly locals. Casa de las Flores is in the Golden Zone with many amenities nearby essential to a wonderful vacation. The beach, restaurants from fine dining to fabulous pizza, spas, sports, fishing, whale watching, markets, & art crawl to name a few. With no shortage of things to do, you will feel quite at home in this charming ocean-side town.

Getting around

Best part of Bucerias and the location of our house is you don't need a car. You can walk everywhere. Heading into PV or Sayulita you can take a cab, rent a car or if you're into authentic travel, take the chicken bus. Many of our friends love it! We can arrange to also take you to rent a car in Bucerias which is more affordable than renting one at the airport. Bicycle rentals are also nearby.

Other Things to Note

Casa de las Flores is a colonial, hacienda style estate in a beach town. This type of architecture is prevalent in Puerto Vallarta but tough to find in Bucerias. We like PV a lot because it feels European but Bucerias is where we want to make our home because of the laid back lifestyle, authentic, small town Mexican feeling and access to the amazing beach.

What we love about this property is:

Location - The best street in Bucerias, one and half minutes to the beach.

Large Pool - Tough to find. Most are just 'dippers'.

Privacy - Separate entrance to the property and to the individual Casitas.

Villa Architecture - Colonial with an indoor outdoor flair

We just purchased it so have lots of future plans to add our personal touch. However, the goal will always be to make it comfortable.

As we have multiple listing sites please contact us for our most up-to-date availability!

*Best to contact us by email*

Keywords: House, Hacienda, Villa, Casita, Bungalow

More Details

Owner
Taya & Keith Puiu
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Taya & Keith Puiu

My wife Taya and I love Bucerias and our home Casa de las Flores so much so we purchased it 7 years after having seen it only once while we were on our honeymoon in 2007. Bucerias is where we will eventually settle full time and raise our son.

I am a retired banker and my wife runs a branding firm. While we're still in Vancouver, the main house and two casitas are available for those who love it as much as we do , there is also an opportunity to rent the entire estate.

We have previous experience running a 5 star Bed & Breakfast on the Sunshine Coast in BC, (Canada) so we know what is important for our guests to enjoy their stay.

I am a father of 4 grown daughters and a grandfather to their 9 children as well as a father to my 4 year old son. My wife, Taya, loves to cook and if you're visiting while we're there, you will be sure to share in a few delicious treats.

Taya & Keith Puiu purchased this estate in 2013

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International airport (PVR)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Restaurant Row one block away
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Restaurants Row one block away
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Bucerias Beach
Car: not necessary

Amenities

Bucerías Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Luxurious deep tub with a 20 ft high Vallarta style ceiling
    Casita Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Casita Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Perfect for rinsing off after a long day at the beach
  • The master bedroom and each casita include its own full bathroom. The second and third bedroom in the villa portion of the estate share the fourth full bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Bedroom - 1 king
    Third Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 2 double
    Casita Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Casita Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom in the Hacienda includes 2 complimentary bathrobes to enjoy during your stay. Bedrooms also include small living space with tables, chairs, and entertainment set. See property description for more details.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • swimming
Notes:
RATES ARE BASED ON MAX 8 GUESTS IN THE ESTATE ADDITIONAL GUESTS TO A MAX OF 12 ARE CHARGED $25 PER NIGHT FOR EACH GUEST. US BANK DRAFT OR MONEY ORDER PAID TO KEITH PUIU AT 2239 FOOTHILLS COURT, V3G1E1. 50% IS PAID UPFRONT TO SECURE BOOKING AND THE BALANCE IS DUE 31 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Casa de Las Flores

  • 5 of 5

We had the entire property for over a week and it was amazing. The house and casitas are well furnished. The brick work, stain glass and tile work are authentic to Mexico. The pool area was fantastic with palm trees and lots of greenery. It was quiet yet conveniently close to everything. Two minute walk to beach, coffee shops and restaurants. We will definitely go back. Keith was great, he made sure our trip was enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location,fabulous property

  • 5 of 5

I had the privilege of staying in this property for 10 days in November. It was well stocked for cooking and relaxing. Beach chairs, towels etc were all supplied. It is a property that would be suitable for a large group or it has two casitas suitable for couples. Would definitely go again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Casa Del Flores!!! Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My whole family (11in total) took over this lovely house and two casitas last fall...it was our best Mexican vacation yet! A lot of that was the house with it's beautiful pool and privacy but also largely to Heather Myers- our greeter/tour guide/translator/and basically consierge. That lady made our trip! Then add the lovely Mercedes who kept the home super clean a few times a week. Beach literally less than 5 mins, 1/2 block from a fantastic Thai restaurant Ching-Gon & a further walk to Armando's...see my review...words don't do it justice!

Do yourself a favour...STAY HERE AND LISTEN TO HEATHER-she knows Bucerias inside & out! Thank you Heather!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The most beautiful and fun vacation rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home and location was an absolute delight to stay in. The location was perfect- just steps away from a beautiful beach and fantastic restaurants. The property was clean and we were met by such a friendly and helpful greeter! There were 8 of us- 2 families- and it was totally enough space for all of us! The pool was so refreshing and beautiful- the perfect escape to Mexican heat! The kitchen was well stocked and we made many beautiful meals there. We would recommend this location to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANKYOU FOR THE REVIEW WE WILL CONTINUE WITH OUR IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PROPERTY IN 2015.KEITH AND TAYA
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5

Stay in Casa des las flores

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, very peaceful and relaxing. Wonderful place to stay for couples and families... Attention to detail, daily maid service, gardener, pool maintenance all made this a excellent vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee for house $165
Refundable damage deposit $500

Payment types accepted: Bankdraft or Money Order . Rates are in US dollars and subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates are based on max 8 guests in the Estate Additional Guests to a max of 12. Guests over 8 people are charged $25 per night for each additional guest. US Bank Draft or Money Order paid to Keith Puiu at 2239 Foothills Court, V3G1E1. 50% is paid up front to secure booking and the balance is due 31 days prior to arrival. CANCELLATION: DEPOSIT IS REFUNDABLE 30 DAYS PRIOR OR MORE TO ARRIVAL, LESS 20% ADMINISTRATION FEE. Number of guests is based on 8 guests, additional guests are an extra cost each.

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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