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Fantastic 3 Bedroom Penthouse Condo with Amazing Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This is truly a place you can kick back, put your feet up and enjoy a margarita or four.

We have designed and decorated our El Encanto penthouse residence to have the comfort and elegance of the Punta Mita Four Seasons. In fact, we own several units in the Four Seasons Residence Club and also rent them out. They are quite popular and rent for much more than our El Encanto residence which is a bit of a mystery as we genuinely prefer staying at El Encanto to the Four Seasons. And, this is especially now the case as we and our rental guests have access to the fabulous and very luxurious St. Regis Beach Club just down the road. This is a very good deal! For a reasonable per person daily price you get full use of the resort's very stunning Beach Club and its ocean front activities. And, the per person cost is immediately refunded to you by means of a credit you can use in the beach club's restaurants and bars. The St. Regis in Punta Mita is genuinely one of the world's most spectacular resorts.

In addition to the St. Regis Resort, our guests also have full use of two private owners' beach clubs at Punta Mita, the resort's two world class Jack Nicklaus golf courses, ten tennis courts and the owners' private fitness center. Our favorite place to eat in Punta Mita is at the owners' beach club! Also, the rates you pay as our guest are even somewhat reduced from the regular rates others (people staying at the Four Seasons or St. Regis resorts for instance) are paying.

We think the greatest feature of our El Encanto penthouse residence are the wonderful 360 degree views it has. Here you get views of the Pacific Ocean, both golf courses and the Sierra Madre Mountains. In the morning you get spectacular sunrises as the sun climbs over the mountains across the bay (to view a VIDEO OF THE SUNRISE from our balcony click video button at top of listing) and in the evening cocktail perfect sunsets are enjoyed off the master bedroom terrace and the front porch. In fact, last month, we just renovated our front entry way terrance and turned it into a Sunset Margarita Bar complete with bar stools and appropriate decorating. It is kind of cool. And, if you are into whales they are easily watchable off of our residence's many terraces during the winter months. While we are not totally unbiased, we truly believe our residence has the best views in all of Punta Mita.

The master bedroom has a large private wrap around terrace. The master suite also has a king size bed with a to-die-for mattress that we sourced from the same place the Four Seasons procures their mattresses. A large flat screen HD TV is in the master bedroom. A separate dressing room and large bath with separate tub and shower complete the master suite. The other two bedrooms feature a queen size bed and two double beds, respectively.

The living rooms features a large flat screen HD TV with a surround sound home theater set up. We have also installed Apple TV so you can access a raft of shows and movies from it, Netfilx, Hulu and other media sources. The living room and dining room areas also have sliding glass doors that when open create a very airy, bright and spacious feel to the residence. We have almost 4000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living area and it is designed to bring all of the outdoors right inside the unit.

We also own and rent properties in Kiawah Island, SC and Scottsdale, AZ which are also quite nice places. But, neither compares to the beauty, the friendliness and fun of Punta Mita and all it has to offer.

Keywords: Best views (in our opinion) in all of Punta Mita. Click on the video link immediately to the left to view a time lapse video of sunrise from one of our terraces. Every morning is like this. Close and unobstructed views of ocean and Jack Nicklaus golf courses. Plunge pool on terrace. Flat screen HD TVs, surround sound audio system, fully equipped kitchen, elegantly decorated in Four Seasons style and comfort, full use privileges at both Punta Mita private club and St. Regis Resort's Beach Club. Magnificent sunrise views from living room and back terrace. Sunset views from Master bedroom and terrace. New sunset margarita bar. Four Season resort nearby. Whale watching daily during winter months. Twelve great tennis courts. We love this place!

More Details

Property Manager
Brian Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Brian Williams

We are a family of five with three daughters that are now all living on their own (Manhattan, Brooklyn and Philadelphia). It is becoming increasingly difficult to get all of us together for any extended lengths of time but everyone seems to have time to visit Punta Mita (especially when dad is footing the bill!) We love playing golf and tennis which is what attracted us to Punta Mita in the first place. We also enjoy eating out and a cocktail or two from time to time. There are no shortages for either in Punta Mita. We only get to Punta Mita about three times a year as I am still working and also enjoy visiting our other properties in Kiawah Island and Scottsdale. But, we plan on wintering in Punta Mita once I retire.

Brian Williams purchased this villa in 2008

Why Brian Williams chose Nayarit

Up until seven years ago we used to go to Hawaii at least once during the winter. Since we discovered Punta Mita we have not set foot back in the 50th state. We find the people of Mexico to be friendlier, the prices more reasonable, the weather more reliable (a lot less rain), the food more fun and enjoyable and whole vibe more relaxed and less pretentious. And, as we live in Chicago, Punta Mita is a mere non-stop, four hour flight away that is in the same time zone. We didn’t realize how much easier it is to get to Punta Mita than Hawaii which is six time zones and a few connecting flights away. And, we never have to take a red eye fight home! Hawaii is great mind you, it is just that Punta Mita is so much better.

What makes this villa unique

Margaritas, sunrises, margaritas, tennis, margaritas, lunch, margaritas, WiFi , Margaritas, golf, margaritas, whale watching, margaritas, cable HDTV, margaritas, dinner, margaritas, sunsets, margaritas, reading books, margaritas, bed.

Repeat.

Amenities

Punta Mita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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(17 traveler reviews)

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Fantastic 3 Bedroom Penthouse Condo with Amazing Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Incredible stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family had the opportunity to stay at 103 El Encando over this past Spring Break. Leading up to the trip, the owner Brian was extremely responsive and informative. The unit far exceeded our expectations with amazing views, tasteful decor and plenty of indoor / outdoor space. The grounds within the Punta Mita community were pristine to include the newly opened Kupuri Clubhouse which was fantastic. Overall, we had such a great time that we're already discussing another trip for 2018. Thank You Brian and to your concierge Giovanni for such a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing rental, amenities, and service!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in this amazing condo. Views of the ocean, immaculately clean, fantastic kitchen and bathrooms, spacious, access to the best beach clubs in Punta Mita, and an incredible concerige to help with reservations, etc. we also hired their private chef to cook us breakfast daily and his food was great. We rent vacation rentals about six times a year and this one is 5 star! Highly recommend. In fact we just booked it again for April!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A+

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Brian’s El Encanto condo and had a fantastic time. The panoramic views from the 3rd floor top story are spectacular. Our family of 5 (with 3 college age kids) had plenty of room for lounging and relaxing. The location in the heart of the Punta Mita property is perfect with easy access to all beaches and the fitness center. But what really distinguished this spot was the customer service from Brian and his team. He connected us to resources for our car rental, restaurants and beach clubs. All his local recommendations were spot on. He was extremely responsive and his insider’s guide into activities was very helpful. The concierge Giovanni was first rate and he handled all our request for drinks, food and housekeeping with a high sense of urgency and customer service. Bottom line: we loved our stay and will be back at Brian’s unit. A+ experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Condo

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful vacation in Punta Mita. This was our second time to PM, our first time at El Encanto. Our accommodations at El Encanto were absolutely amazing! The three bedroom condo is beautifully appointed and has amazing views from every room. It was so nice to wake up to beautiful sunrises. There is also a spot to watch the sunsets. I should mention that the beds were the most comfortable beds we have ever had in a rental. The owner Brian was a pleasure to work with - he responded quickly to all our inquiries and followed up with us to make sure we had arrived safely and that we had everything we needed. Giovanni the concierge was extremely helpful - responded quickly to all our needs. We worked with him prior to our arrival and he arranged for a golf cart rental, chef to cook dinners and made all our restaurant reservations. He even was able to arrange for a bike rental at the last minute after we had arrived during a very busy time in Punta Mita. There were 4 adults and two teenagers and we had more than enough room. The outdoor spaces were perfect for relaxing after a "hard" day at the beach. We had a spectacular vacation and highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this penthouse villa over Thanksgiving 2015 and found the experience to be wonderful. Brian the owner was a pleasure to work with - always quick to respond to emails and questions and followed up to make sure we were fully prepared for our visit (as a long time seasonal resident in PM you won't find anyone with better recommendations). Gio the manager was also wonderful in helping us set up everything that we needed in advance to make our trip perfect (rented a golf cart, arranged dinner reservations each night, supplied unit with a crib and high chair, assisted with luggage on check-in/out, etc). Everything went off without a hitch. The unit itself is very comparable to the Four Seasons 3 bed units (about the same size, quality of furnishings, pool, etc), but would say that the view from this villa is much better than FS (270 views v. 180, closer to water, views of both water and golf course). For beach access we would hit the residents beach club or the St. Regis beach club each day which are a short golf cart ride away. If you are ok (or actually prefer) with not being at a hotel, this is a perfect option in Punta Mita. Will certainly stay with Brian again!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A magical vacation spot!!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation in Punta Mita was truly amazing! This condo is beautiful and luxurious, with every comfort and convenience you could hope for. The owner thought of everything that could make a guest's stay complete, and we discovered thoughtful extra touches throughout the condo. The decor is elegant yet also very comfortable - we felt relaxed and at home immediately. The moment we stepped inside, we were drawn to the full walls of windows and the spectacular views of the ocean, bay, mountains, and lush gardens. We loved that the floor to ceiling windows can be completely opened - they seem to disappear as they slide entirely behind beautiful, cleverly designed wooden panels - seamlessly merging the inside and outside. The condo is very spacious with a large living/dining room and expansive terraces, and the layout ensures privacy for everyone. Our sons each had their own bedroom, bathroom, and terrace, giving them personal space. The master bedroom is on a corner, with a private terrace wrapped around both sides and windows that can be slid completely open, making you feel like you’re outdoors. There are also plantation shutters with built-in screens, allowing for fresh air at night without leaving the windows entirely open. The kitchen is huge and fully appointed with high-end appliances, dishes, glassware, pots and pans, and cooking utensils - plus there’s a great grill on the terrace. We enjoyed cooking breakfasts and dinners, and eating at the dining table and on the terrace. We probably would have been content not setting foot outside of the condo – but there's SO much more to partake of in Punta Mita! The property is gorgeous, flawlessly maintained, and quite large (we were glad to have a rental car, one of the owner’s many thoughtful suggestions.) The Residents' Beach Club was our favorite place - a perfect beach, pool, and terrific restaurant and bar area, with friendly and attentive staff. We also enjoyed the St. Regis beach, pools, dining, and spa. There are so many outstanding restaurants, both on the Punta Mita property and in the adjacent town, that you'd need several weeks to sample them all. Our favorites were Sufi (close to the condo) and Aramara (at the Four Seasons), plus Tuna Blanca and Si Senor in the town – all had excellent food, great staff, and beautiful settings and ambiance. Our stay in this spectacular El Encanto penthouse in Punta Mita was an unforgettable vacation experience for our family, and we highly recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rental at El Encanto also provides full use of the facilities of the private Punta Mita Club as our guests. As such, you have full access to the two Jack Nickalus golf courses, wonderful tennis facility and two beach clubs including the brand new Kupuri Beach club. Our favorite place to eat is at the Resident's Private Beach Club! You can use the golf and tennis facilities at our guest rate which is below that of the resort rates offered at the Four Seasons or St. Regis hotels.

Also, when staying at our El Encanto residence you have full use of the amenities at the ultra luxury St. Regis Beach Club just down the road. We like the St. Regis even better than the Four Seasons! The St. Regis deal is that for $80/day/adult and you get full use of their beach club facilities. This cost is then credited back to you in the form of a credit to be used at the hotel's restaurants and bars.

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