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Beachfront with Private Pool/Yard All one Level in Gated Community

La Puntilla, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico
  • Villa1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay1 - 2 nights

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Make sure to contact owner to see You Tube Presentation of this unit and to get more area info in this vibrant authentic Mexican type area!

Relax in this private beachfront villa with your own pool and private yard. Private community of only 19 homes has it's own private park with beautiful vegetation. Gated/Guarded 24 hour security.

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa is located only 12 miles from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.

Relax on the patio furniture, cook your meals inside or out, take a swim in the private pool

Ideal for families or up to 3 couples. Sleeps 6 comfortably in 3 king size beds.

The new marina: Within walking distance is the new marina touted to now be the biggest in Mexico. Rub elbows with famous visitors, or just enjoy watching anything from sailboats to large yachts come in and out of the marina. The area has expanded a lot in the past few years due to the arrival of the marina. You can find just about anything you need in this town to make your vacation enjoyable, from shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and live entertainment - just to state a few.

Unique attractions: It's amazing what you will find behind some of the doors on the streets of this un-presumptuous town. For example you will find the wonderful Hikuri, Art Gallery and Café where some of the finest local Hichol artists are at work. You will find weaving silk screen printing, bead work, wood work and more.

Also don't miss free entertainment at many of the local bars/restaurants. You will find Amercian, Canadian and Mexican groups virtually every day.

Sunday Market: Extremely popular Sunday market from November through April. Original Artisans only. Enjoy food, entertainment, gifts, organic goods and more. Also nearby is a daily fresh fish/seafood market, butcher shop, bakery and more most times of the year.

Ask owner for a more detailed write up of the area and also the personal property website.

Property Manager

Joni Knutson

Member Since 2002
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Joni Knutson

From Minnesota. Have managed this and our other 3 Puerto Vallarta area properties starting in 2002. We'd love to add you to our family of repeat guests. We even made a business of it - owning 4 similar units in the area. We use a unit in high season, but that leaves 3 for you! Jenna will be your personal concierge. Reid can answer questions you have while you're there and Rob oversees property maintenance.

Joni Knutson purchased this Villa in 2005

Why Joni Knutson chose La Puntilla

Quiet, Beautiful central park landscaping in this small community of just 19 homes. Yet convenenient to downtown La Cruz and it's marina. The Beach is where it's at! This is a great beach location yet an easy 10 minute walk by beach to the new La Cruz marina which has lots going for it from markets, to shops to restaurants and entertainment.

What makes this Villa unique

Gated/Guarded 24 hours on site security. Notable amenities or some not noted above: - Directly on the beach - Not a High Rise Condo - Not a stacked hillside condo - Your own private pool for your group only. Whole house filtered water


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Master
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, Master
        • Convenient to Bedrooms 2 and 3

        Location Type

          • Beach
            Direct beachfront able to walk for miles
          • Beachfront
            Directly on the Beach
          • Downtown
            10 minute walk to edge by beach
          • Mountain View
            From every room
          • Waterfront


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Individually controller per room!
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Internet
                        Free wifi
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Open concept
                      • Parking
                        Right in front of unit
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                            Full size kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Updated in 2013
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Additional dining table outside seats 4. Adjacent to the indoor dining table.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Music Library
                                    Music on Satellite TV
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Streaming Roku includes Netflix access and other streaming channels.
                                  • Television
                                    With HDMI port


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        covered - overlooking pool
                                      • Gated Community
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Your own private lawn/yard just for your group!
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Concierge
                                                  • Private Chef


                                                      • playground
                                                      • bay/sound
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • coin laundry
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • marina
                                                      • museums
                                                      • churches
                                                      • reefs
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • theme parks
                                                      • water parks
                                                      • waterfalls
                                                      • winery tours

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • golf privileges optional
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • This area is great if you like a more quiet setting. Yet only a 10 minute walk to the town of La Cruz and it's new marina and close to 60 restaurants in the town. In addition to our property manager who oversees maintenance of the unit, we also have our own private Concierge Team who will help you with things like: tours, massages, private cook or chef, fishing excursions, restaurant reservations, help with Spanish, babysitting and much more. They will also be your go-to with unit questions or issues you may encounter. Notable amenities or some not noted above: - Whole house filtered water - Directly on the beach - Not a High Rise Condo - Not a stacked hillside condo - Your own private pool for your group only - Ceiling fans in addition to A/C

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                        11 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Lovely location

                                                                        Justin E.

                                                                        Lovely location and helpful hosts

                                                                        Relaxing spot!

                                                                        Carson V.

                                                                        Very nice home in a excellent location. Very close to the town of La Cruz and within close proximity to other locations that are more popular like Bucerias. The home itself is beutiful it has its own private pool located on a very quite beach. Would recommend this place for anyone who is looking for a quiet peaceful escape.

                                                                        Fabulous Location

                                                                        Barbara M.

                                                                        We went to La Cruz to visit with our children & grandchildren who are living on their boat. They're at the marina, getting ready to do the Pacific Puddle Jump. They're leaving in March to cross to French Polynesia, as are a lot of the "cruisers" who spend time there. You can see the boats at anchorage from the house & the marina is a short walk down the beach.

                                                                        You can't beat the location of this home on the beach. It's gated, quiet & has everything you need. There was even a little dog, Poco, who came to visit every day. He would entertain us by chasing his tail in both directions & then leave again out the door.

                                                                        La Cruz looks sleepy but there are plenty of good restaurants without crowds of people & you can enjoy the beach without being hounded by vendors. It has the charm that Puerto Vallarta had 40 years ago.

                                                                        We highly recommend this home.

                                                                        Memorable stay at a fabulous villa on the beach!

                                                                        Rita H.Redmond, Oregon

                                                                        We spent a wonderful week at this villa and enjoyed it very much. With 3 bedrooms, each with king-size beds, we had plenty of room for our 2 adult children and their spouses and our 3 1/2-year-old grandson. The location is on the beach and within very easy walking distance (on the beach) to the little town of La Cruz,. The town has a fresh fish market open 7 days each week that is supplied by local fishing boats that moor there. La Cruz has several nice restaurants offering everything from rib-eye beef tacos to gourmet meals and on Sundays there is a wonderful farmers' market on the walkways in front of the fish market, something not to be missed. 

                                                                        We rented a van from Gecko car rentals in Bucerias and it was put to good use driving to the Mega store in Bucerias for groceries, to downtown Puerto Vallarta, and for exploring the surrounding area. Gecko rentals is run by some very nice, and knowledgeable, folks and they will pick you up and drop you off at the airport! They also rent paddle boards and other water toys at prices much better than those found at the local resorts... we rented two boards for two days and they delivered them right to the villa.

                                                                        The question with any rental rating is: Would we rent this place again? The answer to that is: Absolutely! The location and furnishings make it a very nice vacation rental for a family outing. And, Joni does an excellent job of making it very comfortable. She is incredibly responsive to any questions you might have.

                                                                        Beautiful location & a very helpful owner!

                                                                        TONI D.North Carolina

                                                                        My family enjoyed 5 beautiful days in La Cruz. Joni was super helpful and very quick to answer any questions via email. The house is very spacious and the private pool was a delight after a hot day at Destiladeras Beach (a must visit)---beautiful white sand and perfect waves for boogie boards.

                                                                        We also enjoyed a delicious and inexpensive meal on our last night there at Tacos on the Street (also a must) and we walked around the Marina afterwards. La Cruz is a very quaint little town.

                                                                        Thanks Joni!! Hope to visit again one day!!

                                                                        Great Get Away

                                                                        mary s.a suburb of chicago

                                                                        What a wonderful spot to escape winter! I have spent time in other areas around the bay and have fallen in love with La Cruz. The owners and manager are extremely prompt in answering any questions and making our stay comfortable. A beautiful location on the beach. The relaxing sound of waves. A refreshing swim in your private pool. Comfortable surroundings. We are already looking forward to next year!


                                                                        La Puntilla, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico

                                                                        We have our own private Concierge Team who will help you find hidden gems in the area such as: tours, massages, private cook or chef, fishing excursions, restaurant reservations, help with Spanish, babysitting and much more. They will also be your go-to with unit questions or issues you may encounter. Ask us about our more detailed write-up about the area. Once you sign up we will give you our long list of recommended things to do.


                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Talk to owner about your situation to get a custom rate quote. Pets considered

                                                                        11 Reviews
                                                                        Excellent 4.7/5
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