Casa Nautilus features wrought ironwork, stained glass windows, and hand-painted tiles. Each room is tastefully decorated with beautiful furniture and handicrafts imported from throughout Mexico. The house was constructed in 2001 on a steep lot right on the bay. You will be sharing your own little slice of paradise with sunbathing iguanas, soaring pelicans, and gliding sting rays. Every room offers it's own private balcany. Whitewashed walls, Spanish tile, tropical palms…you are surrounded by the flavors of Mexico.
Five Bedroom Ocean Front Villa
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 4, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
I cannot say enough about this great Casa and the staff. The place is actually nicer than the pictures on the site. We were fortunate to be here during whale migration and saw whales from the balconies each day. Michelle was terrific and helped us extend our stay. The staff- wow! Miseal catered to our every need and totally spoiled us. He arranged transport and site seeing trips. Jazzael (probably spelled that wrong) the chef was amazing and made us delicious fresh meals and margaritas! Mari kept the place spotless. We slept with the sliding doors open to feel the lovely breeze and hear the ocean waves and always felt safe. We even took the local bus most places. It picks up right outside the Casa. For 8 pesos you can ride anywhere. No need for a car. The driveway is steep and tricky to navigate, so wear sensible shoes and be careful. We were here for 9 days and can't wait to return. We will definitely be back to Casa Nautilus!
The house is really much nicer than the pictures for the most part. However, the best reason to stay here is the staff. Misael made amazing drinks, Lupita is a fantastic chef and Maria kept everything clean. I can't say enough about how wonderful these three are. Also, I didn't realize that chef services were included - you only pay for the price of the food. I highly recommend canceling any dinner reservations you have and just asking Lupita to pamper you. The grilled fish in particular was better prepared (and fresher) than most fancy restaurants.
The house has a great layout for an extended family - my sister and her kids had the lowest terrace with the pool, so the boys could go swimming at any hour without disturbing the rest of the family. The two rooms on the next level up are large and have a nice private balcony. The main living area is above that and is lovely (though I would recommend the owners switch to a coffee table that is easier to put drinks on.) The top floor is a smaller bedroom with a large and wonderful bathroom and a lovely rooftop terrace.
We were visited by huge manta rays, so keep your eyes open when the water is calm/clear.
A few things to consider: (1) The house faces north, so if you want to be in the sun, you will need to be on the rooftop terrace, not the pool deck. The pool is heated though, so some family members considered the shady pool area a bonus because they could swim and hang out without slathering on sunscreen (the temps were in the mid-70s to lower 80s while we were there in early Feb.) This was also handy for the kids who wanted to be in and out of the pool all day long. (2) The staff makes a large part of their money from tips and shortly before we arrived we were told that the expected rate is $15 per day, per guest - so make sure you factor this into the cost when making your plans because it adds up. (3) You can walk into Mismaloya, but there is no shoulder for much of the way and the road has heavy traffic. The bus is only 8 pesos and will drop you off right in front of the Barcelo. (4) We frequently smelled sewer gas. I'm not sure if it was coming from our house or something near by, but it was not pleasant when you caught a whiff. However it was not too pervasive either.
All in all, I would consider this house again if coming to PV with a large group. I would definitely try to hire Lupita to cater anyplace I stayed!
I thought the actual property It’s way nicer than what is shown on the website
Very clean amazing staff great property for a family
The food was awesome we felt very safe here and you all be in great hands
The house was perfect for our group of seven over Thanksgiving. The staff was amazing, attentive, and accommodated our many needs. Their preparation and service surpassed our expectations making this a truly relaxing family vacation. Take your binoculars, every day there were breaching Manta rays and multiple schools of fish.
The staff, views, service and the villa was perfect. The staff was so accommodating and the meals where just delicious. The villa was very clean and the views where just breathtaking Full oceans from every room of the villa. It was very quiet other than the sound of the ocean. We just loved it...looking forward to returning soon.
Pictures don't do it justice
The property is absolutely amazing and we had a great time during our stay. Erick was the BEST!! He helped us every step of the way and made the trip truly magical for all of us. Chef Temo was wonderful, always stopping what he was doing to see to my demanding 5 year olds requests for a snack. There were a few problems...1st of all, the whole entire vacation was almost ruined before we even got to the house. Apparently, addresses are not a good means of finding the property. We spent 2 1/2 hours in the taxi with 5 kids and 4 adults trying to just find the place. We even stopped at the local realty office and were informed that addresses are no good and if we had a map or written directions to the property (we did not). Apparently there are 5 different properties that have the name of Casa Nautilus. We were unable to reach anyone from the house by phone or email so we finally started knocking on doors and were lucky enough to find someone at home that suggested we look down around the corner and see if it was there. I thought we had been ripped off and abandoned in a foreign country and we were going to have to find a hotel to stay in. By the time we found the place, we were all stressed to the max and tired and hungry, and I was a crying mess thinking that I had gotten us into this mess. The owner was kind enough to send a couple of bottles of wine, but it took me some time to recover from the stress of it. There is a pool ledge by the waterfall that the kids liked to jump off of, but there is not a safety rail at the end of it. We quickly discovered that one wrong step and a child would be falling into the rocks several stories below. Lastly, we had to give up one of our rooms the last 2 nights due to a creature moving in at night and using the bathroom shower as a restroom. All of that aside, the property and the staff are phenomenal and we did have such a good time, despite the set-backs. The kids are still talking about how much fun it was and that they want to go back soon.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. You have the option to book without a chef, which will be $50 less per night. Cancellation Policy: In the event of a cancellation 90 days prior to arrival all but 10% will be refunded. If cancellation falls after the 90 day mark there are not refunds unless we are ale to rent the property. Holiday Rental Cancellation: There are no refunds with a holiday rental, unless we are able to rent the property during your original reservation dates.