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Gorgeous Beachfront Casa with Infiniti Pool, between LaCruz & Bucerias

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

"Vallarta Style Living" in this tropical casa, large pool, La Cruz/Bucerias

Soak in the tropics in the luxury of this beautifully appointed, casually elegant beach house. Stunning views of the Bay of Banderas, & incredible private infiniti pool. Experience the tropics like you live here!

Casa Kaeli is a private home with beautiful furnished and vibrant Mexican art. The contemporary Pacific Mexico beach design features rustic stained concrete floors, granite & stone surfaces and bright colors..

Awesome Bay of Banderas views from everywhere !!

This lovely home features tropical living open concept design, with glass doors that telescope, ,opening the great room and custom kitchen to a shaded palapa-covered oceanfront dining terrace. The layout is wonderful for casual living & entertaining, with large built-in Jenn-aire gas grill and gorgeous kitchen featuring primer hardwoods and a big slab granite island.

Three bedrooms on two levels: a pretty master with ensuite bath on the entry level and two guest rooms (shared bath) on the pool level, each with a king sized bed. There is also a sofa sleeper in the living room.

The large sparkling infiniti pool makes you feel "as one" with the ocean! The beach stretches for miles to Bucerias and beyond to Nuevo Vallarta.

This is a wonderful property for family vacations and friends' get-aways. The open-air layout provides for laid-back entertaining and total enjoyment of the tropics.

There is high speed internet, guest-accessible laundry area and off-street parking space. Housekeeping is provided mid-week (available more often, should you want that), and pool care three times per week. No smoking allowed in the house, and no pets.

Please note: A third level (totally separate and private) palapa studio apartment, occasionally used by the owners, may be available at times. If you would like to accommodate 10 people and rent it also, please ask when inquiring for your reservation. It has a king bed, sofa, small kitchen, bath, ocean terrace w/built-in sun lounger, and a dramatic thatched roof ceiling, is accessed via a separate staircase in the entry courtyard. When available, you may rent it for an additional $120/night.

Casa Kaeli, the 3 bedroom main house with pool, may be rented long-term (6 - 12 mos).


More Details

Sue Lyons
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Sue Lyons

We first discovered La Cruz & Bucerias 19 years ago & have been spending at least three months of each year here ever since. Over the past 20+ years, we've developed built special homes on the Oregon Coast and been involved renting our vacation homes.

We have a wonderful family, with nine grandchildren, who we spend much time with. Actually Casa Kaeli was designed with their visits in mind (& named after our oldest granddaughter), so you can be assured it is incredible as a vacation spot for families to gather!

We enjoy traveling, entertaining, and making new friends. I am a glass artist, mi esposo a finish carpenter.

Sue Lyons purchased this house in 2008

Why Sue Lyons chose La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Casa Kaeli is our second home in this fantastic area, just north of Puerto Vallarta (our first home, Casa Susana, was one of the first three homes built where Marina Nayarit now is.)

This property is perfectly located between two very popular villages for vacationers, as well as the large community of expats from the US & Canada that live here.

The casa has everything you'll need to feel at home & to totally relax (indeed; our housekeeper reports that many guests rarely leave the casa... in spite of all the things there are to do!)

Walk the beach for MILES, enjoy the many great & varied dining experiences near-by. Great, convenient shopping and Nayarit's famous beaches! Vacation in a custom home, and experience authentic living in this wonderful area: rich culture, tourist activities and adventurous daily living in tropical mexico.

It doesn't get much better than Casa Kaeli!!

What makes this house unique

Quiet, serene setting, yet very close to all services and activities.

Our guests tell us our homes are much more nicely appointed than what they generally expect, and find, in vacation rental homes, and we pride ourselves in offering this 'home away from home' experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The casa was excellent and the view was wonderful! The house was well appointed and comfortable. We enjoyed walkin the beach in both directions--to Bucerias and La Cruz--but it was hard to get out of the pool. Really a great place.
Apr 2013
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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master bath eatures white conchuela stone & copper.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , pretty main floor powder room, convenient for guests.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , beautiful double talavera sinks, & a roomy walk-in shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , very cool jungle-style shower w/ocean views!
  • Each bath is different and beautiful! ELements of stone, stained concrete, vessel & mexican talavera sinks, walk-in showers and artsy light fixtures contribute to casually elegant everyday living in this tropical home.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor master suite with vibrant mexican decor!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Poolside bedroom with breezy tropical decor!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Poolside bedroom, sliding glass doors to pool terrace.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Gorgeous master suite w/kitchenette & ocean terrace
  • Each bedroom features it's own unique tropical/mexican decor, quality furnishings, and luxury linens. Be lulled to sleep by the waves lapping the shore, wake to drop-dead gorgeous sunrises over the Bay of Banderas, retreat to your comfortable air-conditioned room for a quiet siesta! You'll fall in love with tropical living in this special casa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Gorgeous Beachfront Casa with Infiniti Pool, between LaCruz & Bucerias
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews

We had a great stay! Located close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house! Very big and spacious. We were a family of 7 and it was great to spend time together but then run to our own proper rooms when needed. The location to this house is what we most liked, your minutes away from Sayulita, punta mita, bucerias, nuevo vallarta and puerto vallarta. Having the pool and the beach so close made it so hard to leave the house. We did spend a couple of days just relaxing and enjoying the house. The pool man and cleaning lady were so sweet and very welcoming. We loved everything about the house! Would rent again and definetely recommend if your staying around the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s such a pleasure to host a family like yours ar our Mexican vacation retreat home in La Cruz! Thanks for your nice review, and we hope you’ll be able to return again to Casa Kaeli.
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Wonderful family escape!

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Casa Kaeli was wonderful. The view from the dining area is incredible. The house is beautiful and was perfect for our family of 5, plus in-laws and a couple of extra kids. Large enough for people to have their space but not too big. It is not good for people with mobility issues, as there are a number of stairs. The pool was enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Morning's on the patio drinking coffee, listening to the ocean , the birds and watching the world go by, were a great start to my days. Beds were comfortable and the house was clean. A couple of small issues that we had were dealt with promptly by Susan and her team in Mexico. The house is easy to get to and a short drive to either Bucerias or La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a vehicle is highly recommended. The beach in front of the house is rocky, but a few houses over you can access the water easily. I regret not bringing my snorkel and fins. The kids enjoyed exploring the beach for crabs and other small sea life, and we even saw sea turtles not far off. I highly recommend Casa Kaeli for a family retreat or even a few couples.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review Andrew. We were happy to have you as guests at Casa Kaeli !
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Beautiful water front home in quiet area between Bucerias and La Cruz.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this roomy and modern home. The pool was great. It is a short car / taxi ride to either Bucerias or La Cruz.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Villa on the bay. Views are amazing. Not great for summer/rainy season.

  • 3 of 5

The villa is nice and big. 3 levels of nicely decorated rooms. Although the patio doors were made to open up and

let the outside in, they were closed during our stay. They have A/C on each level (which you need in summer)but

they ask you to turn them off when not in rooms. Bugs! Again, the summer/rainy season is to blame I'm sure.

They have these cement ants that just take over where ever there is a damp area. One night the whole outside area

was covered in these flying bugs, We woke up to thousands of dead bugs all over furniture and patios.

The infinity pool is beautiful, we used this a lot. Yard is small but very nicely landscaped leading to beach. Not

much of a beach since its rocky, but beautiful just the same.

The place was clean enough but could use some painting and updating.

Lots stairs. If you have people who have trouble up and down stairs this is not for you. If youhave a lot of people

and want privacy

and want the space this is for you.

The owners and help are very nice and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Elizabeth. When people ask to rent during the summer "rainy season" months, I inquire if they have experienced summer in the tropics, and "warn" that it can be very muggy and hot (not great for my pacific-northwest body, however folks from the southern states seem to love it still). I think you'll remember my comments to you about it. From Nov - first of June, it truly feels like paradise! Normally there haven't been so many bugs, and honestly ~ you are the first person to mention a problem with so many!! It IS the tropics, though. Believe it or not, we paint every year and do much other maintenance. The humidity and heat of the summer and fall are very hard on houses and equipment; it is something that is never-ending down there. Usually at the end of the high rental season, when we'd like to paint, it has to wait until rainy season is over because the paint won't stick! This fall, we will be painting again and doing some more decor upgrades to be all ready for the upcoming winter season. I'm glad to did enjoy your time, and we would love to accommodate you again sometime in the winter, when it feels about perfect there :)
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Probably was nice 10 yrs ago

  • 3 of 5

I stayed here with 6 girlfriends for a week and was just super disappointed at how run down the whole place was..... The photos are very misleading...... The bones of the house are okay but everything in it is old and run down and not the cleanest...... Sheets old and thin, no comforter or blanket on the beds just an empty duvet cover:( towels scratchy with bleach spots.... Gross old rugs in the bathrooms.... grungy dishes..... Furniture just old and run down..... Pool furniture all broken and rusty....we felt duped..... But we made the best if the location and got around to some great spots..... But when we left the sliding doors have no lock and the back gate to the beach fell off its rusty hinges so we couldnt really feel good about the security of our passports & valuables when we left:(. We could have booked a way better place if we would have known:( not worth the $$$

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry to learn that you were disappointed. The house is 8 years old, however several of the furniture pieces are less. We started putting only the duvet covers on the beds because guests kept removing the comforters! (most people sleep warm in the tropics, unless maybe a/c was on a lot). It sounds as though the housekeeper was using from her older (emergency) linens for some reason, as we take three or more new sets down several times a year., and definitely did in March. I always tell her to use the new ones, rather than "saving" them as is her tendency. You were there after many months of very frequent rentals and the busy Easter vacations, however I have to say that the people staying there after you were happy with the property & wrote me a very nice review. It's true that rust is a huge problem there, especially on the ocean. As you know we got someone right over when you let me know about the gate. It just wasn't possible for him to have a new one made & installed in short time you had left there. (It has been done, however, and is no longer a problem.) I feel very badly that you feel like you were "duped"; in fact you did get a discounted rate as you'll remember, and I tried to be as accommodating as I could, prestocking the alcohol etc that you wanted. Again, I'm sorry but glad that you did get to enjoy some of the many wonderful things to do in the area. The housekeeper also said you & your friends seemed to have a good time at the house. If you should stay at one of our properties in the future, I will try to compensate you somehow. We are accustomed to happy guests, and try to keep our houses up so to ensure that.
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  • 5 of 5

Casa Kaeli is everything it says it is amd MORE! We went with four couples and there was plenty of room for 8 people without ever feeling crowded. feliz the housekeeper is super friendly and can help you with what you need. Sue the owner will send you all kinds of information to help you fnd anything you need to access while staying in P.V. We rented stand up boards for our stay and it was so great being able to board right outside the front door. Just a short walk along the beach and you are in La Cruz which has the fresh fish market and great restaurants and live entertainmrnt. You can also walk to Bucerias along the beach in about 30 minutes. We feel very safe in this area and have no problems riding the buses everywhere and exploring thecarea. We recommend taking the bus to Sayulita and hanging at the beach there for the day. We love Casa Kaeli so much we have suggested the place to several friends who have also stayed there and loved it and....we are going back again November 2013!!! Go ahead and book this place you woll not be disappinted. Cindy, Whistler, BC Canada

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for your wonderful review, Cindy! We are glad you and your friends will be returning to casa kaeli. And after reading it, I am definitely renting paddle boards next time I am there (I mentioned it to my husband last time, but we didn't get around to it), sounds perfect!
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Mex #15
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
El Tizate
Car: recommended

Located on the beach between two very popular, authentic mexican villages of La Crux de Huancaxtle and Bucerias.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75

States rates are for up to 6 people. Add $35/pp per night for extras.
Housekeeping once per week is included, guest may request additional days for $30/day.
This is a no-smoking, no-pets property.
For month or longer stays, guest pays for their actual electricity and gas usage (deposit required prior to check-in).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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