About the property
- Villa3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 6 nights
270* views thru out, A/C, full kichen, creature comforts
El Campo del Mar is perfectly situated on the Bay of Banderas just outside of the city and only minutes away from the PV International Airport and town center. The villa complex is reminiscent of old Mexico in its traditional Spanish colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and beautiful common areas. Due to Garza Blanca's pristine location on the bay, its beauty cannot be duplicated and remains a sought after destination by world travelers.
With comfort and class in mind, the villa's formal entry invites you into a spacious great room with breathtaking views from Los Arcos and beyond to the south, around the bay and across to the northern point of Punta de Mita. The great room opens up onto the terrace with gorgeous mountain, jungle and river views into the gourmet kitchen with pass through counter and out on to the private patio with gas BBQ and heated pool through large bi-fold doors. Whether you choose to try your hand at preparing a meal with fresh local ingredients or secure an available cook, the casa offers three dining areas each with its own incredible view.From the pool and patio, the master bedroom and sitting area can be accessed further demonstrating the private, casual yet elegant living that the home affords. The blend of antique artifacts and contemporary finishes represents the aesthetic that is Mexico today. WI-FI is provided. From serene sunrise and moonrise, spectacular sun and moon sets to star filled skies at night both during and after your stay, you will find that El Campo del Mar exudes a feeling of warmth and serenity and, with its many visual delights, beckons you for a return.
Jay or Sandy
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 08, 2018
About Jay or Sandy
We live in the Pacific Northwest and enjoy a change in season from our local winters. The tropical climate, wonderful warm people, diverse activities of Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas, warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and Banderas Bay and add Garza Blanca...well, Sandy and I have found our slice of paradise.
Jay or Sandy purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Jay or Sandy chose South Zone
Our family has been vacationing in Puerto Vallarta since 1986. We have had the pleasure of knowing Garza Blanca through our many stays as guests and when the villa of our choice became available, we took the appropriate steps to secure it.
What makes this Villa unique
Undoubtedly the best view of the bay, we love dining on the patio enjoying fresh fish and shrimp on the grill lingering until dark to watch the nightly fireworks. We enjoy a cup of coffee on the terrace observing the many varieties of birds in the river valley jungle. Whale watching in season and the passing dolphins delight our guests as they watch the cruise ships enter the harbor from the ocean through the bay and view the smaller boats passing from the harbor south to the beaches of Mismaloya and Yelapa.
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This place was the perfect place for my family to enjoy PVR. So close to beautiful beaches, a quick ride to town and Mismaloya, and I even found some jungle trails nearby to run on. My kids enjoyed the pool immensely. And we played cards and games on the deck nightly with the most incredible views. I am sad to be leaving but will definitely come back.
So happy to share our home with your family AND glad that you ventured out to many of Vallarta's many attractions - Yelapa, Las Animas, Mismaloya, Los Arcos and taking in the many beaches, swimming and snorkeling!
Having a private pool and pristine beaches nearby a bonus and the availability of casual and fine dining nearby compliment the vacay!
Looking forward to your return.
Romantic AND Fun Experience of Puerta Vallarta
My husband and I returned home from PV yesterday and I wanted to hurry and write this review while the experience was still fresh in my mind! We stayed at the Villa for 5 days and had the time of our lives! We were there in mid-October and the weather was about 95 degrees and humid so be prepared, but don't let that stop you. The house has a good layout and AC so temps can be managed. There is no need to repeat what the other reviews have mentioned. Everything they have said was our experience as well. :-) The Villa is located outside of Old Puerta Vallarta along a row of large hotels. It's outside of city-life so it helped to rent a jeep. We found Miles at PVCoolrentals.com near the north end of the Malecon. Traveling between the Villa, OldPV and south towards Boca is on cobblestone, rough roads (many BIG speedbumps!), dirt roads, and some steep hills. We found ourselves going in to Old PV for breakfast and shopping, as well as going to the Malecon pretty often. Taking the bus was OK, but driving was better. More flexibility for both travelling and exploring. Be warned that driving through the town is aggressive, but the drivers are also good-natured. There is no honking or disrespect given, but boldness on your part is also needed. Going south, we went to Boca and took a water taxi with Ernestso ("The Mariposa"). He's a good-hearted kid. He took us to Yelapa (peaceful beach, calm) for lunch. On our way there, he took us to Los Arcos for snorkeling and boating among the boulders that make up Los Arcos and on the way back, took us to another location (?) for more snorkeling. "Boca" means "mouth"; it's where the river meets the ocean. Interesting to see. Back to the house...The pool was great! It's small, however it's about 5' deep which gives you room to have lot's of fun in the pool with, or without the floating toys! We left them there for the next guests, with the hand pump! We spent so much time in the pools just kickin' it on the floaties and watching the ocean! Being able to take a dip whenever you wanted to was a big reason for us coming here, and it was wonderful. The morning view from the master bedroom is breathtaking and being able to see the ocean while you shower is unbelievable!
Finally, we wish to thank Sandy and Jay. Sandy was very responsive and sincere in all our communication before and during our stay.
Thanks from Will & Angel!
Enjoy YOUR stay...
Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you had the chance to visit Puerto Vallarta and experience a few of the many available excursions not far from the villa. Hopefully, on your next trip, you will be able to stay a little longer and see more of the beautiful coast and travel inland to take in Mexico's cultural and historic pueblos, towns and cities and get the chance to meet more of her warm, welcoming people.
Genuine Spanish decor, beautiful ocean view, very clean, but had some difficulty with function.
We were not pleased with this property—although the views were great. Finding it on the hill was almost impossible--had to get out and walk to find it. We didn’t know where to park—we eventually parked around the corner next to another unit. There was a super loud Mexican band that played at full volume (with loud singing) across the road until 3:30 am –we had to sleep in the secondary bedroom as a result. There was no TV service when we arrived……the property manager brought over a box so we could use the TV as advertised. We tried to wash clothes/towels but the dryer didn’t work. The property manager finally took our wet clothes and dried them. The unit was supposed to be freshened on Sunday, but no one showed up until Monday & we were leaving Tuesday morning. It felt like we were always dealing with property-related issues during our brief stay—that’s not what we went on vacation to do.
As both travelers and property owners, we highly value our vacation time. It is truly unfortunate that our guest's experience was unsatisfactory. We communicated OFTEN with them during their stay, apologized and asked what more we could do to help make up for their inconveniences with NO reply other than this review.
This is our home and we take every measure to insure its comforts for those we choose to share it with.
THE PERFECT VACATION...our new home away from home!!!
From the moment we arrived at the property, we knew this was such a special place. Just a short ride outside the city, the Villa is located at an elevation that allows for the most breathtaking views of the entire bay and skyline! SUNSETS ARE NOTHING LESS THAN STUNNING!!! We found ourselves addicted to the private pool, views and the relaxation of the terrace and spent many of the hottest hours of midday enjoying the amazing pool and scenery. My partner and I travel often and even lived for a year in Hawaii, but this Villa is now our most favorite destination and we definitely plan to return! Sandy is incredible with communication and coordinating anything needed. Adan and Gaby are just great and will cater to your every need. Such a special evening was provided for us by Marilu as she prepared dinner for us in the Villa, including Chiles Rellenos and Chicken Enchiladas with several Salsas and Guacamole. The meal was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL and Marilu is just a lovely lady and so sweet! We were having such a great time we just had to extend our stay for three additional nights which Sandy so graciously made happen with no effort on our part at all. We enjoyed shopping and cooking meals in the perfectly appointed kitchen and serving food on the beautiful Talavera dinnerware that Sandy designed herself and had made especially for the Villa! The entire space is beautifully designed and decorated making it feel like a home, not just a rental. We thank her so much for her hospitality in hosting us at this perfect Villa and making our vacation one of the best we have ever taken!!! Many thanks and we hope to return next year!!! Muchas Gracias!!!
Oh thank you for your kind words! We love sharing our casita with special people like you!
Jay and Sandy
A perfect getaway and feast for the senses!
We are so grateful to Sandy and Jay for opening their beautiful hillside villa to us over the 4th July holiday. From ever so helpful, pre-stay email communications to the last (alas!) dip in the pristine pool overlooking the entire bay, everything went smoothly. "An easy vacation," to quote our daughter.
"Easy" thanks to our hosts who shared their driver, their cook, and their housecleaner with us. Tony the driver picked us up at the airport and helped us choose essential groceries along the way; we also made arrangements with him to (reluctantly) take us back to the airport. Marilu the cook prepared a few delicious, homey meals chosen from an emailed list of options. I enjoy cooking at home, but do crave periodic breaks, so this was definitely a highlight for me! Marilu’s sauces tasted so yummy and it was a treat to be waited on in the privacy of the villa. Gaby the housecleaner was friendly and discreetly efficient.
"Easy" because the local beach was a short walk from the villa and afforded relaxing dips and swims in bathtub temperature water (just leave the pelicans alone, should they land near you!) The waters were calm and we loved floating in them and taking in the beauty of the tropical hillside vegetation in the background. The combination of mountains and ocean definitely enhances the landscape. At the villa the view from each window is breathtaking, be it the lush hills or the sweeping bay and ocean vistas both north and south. And the sunsets! And the bird calls!
"Easy" was the living as the villa was well appointed and well designed in terms of privacy for each of the couples in our party. We could have stayed in our private paradise the whole time, but did enjoy two delicious dinners in town and a day of scuba near Mismaloya, both easily reachable by taxi.
A home away from home, truly! We'll be back, hopefully in the not so distant future.
We are delighted that you enjoyed "our little slice of paradise" as much as we do. Every time we depart El Campo del Mar on South Shore Puerto Vallarta and Mexico and its kind people, we look forward to our return.
Can't wait to return
As returning guests to El Campo Del Mar, we decided on a late spring vacation this year. Longer days, quite beaches and calm waters were a bonus to our trip. We loved the new patio lounge chairs as we spent quality time relaxing poolside taking in the expansive view of the bay watching the gorgeous sunsets, stars and fireworks.
Oh thank you! We have visited Puerto Vallarta in all times of the year and each has its own special elements. In addition to the marine life, we enjoy watching the many birds in the jungle tree tops as we sit on our terrace in the mornings. The botanical gardens are south of us past picturesque Mismaloya and are a feast for the senses. We look forward to hosting you anytime!
The beautiful white sand beaches just below our complex -Playa Garza Blanca and Playa Punta Negra for starters then the many other beaches around the bay offer a fun day at the beach. We have beach umbrellas and 2 beach chairs. Mismaloya Beach to the south of our villa offers great swimming, traditional palapas and beach side dining & people watching. A short bus ride from the villa. A little farther south we recommend a visit to Boca de Tomatlan. It is a small village where many pangas (small boats) take off for southern beaches accessible only by boat - Boca offers restaurants on the beach and again, available by bus but is tis the end of the line and returns to PV. Many other activities include zip lines over fresh water rivers in the mountains, adventure tours, dolphin interaction, turtle release, and all water sports are available in the bay area. Art tours, local Saturday markets, shopping and strolling the beautiful Malecon (boardwalk) along the Pacific Ocean all must do's. Weekend evenings along the Malecon feature mimes, musicians, artisans, local cuisine and mingling with the local families of Puerto Vallarta. Our home is perfectly located and just a short bus ride into town to enjoy the city yet far enough out of the city to hear the surf and watch the whales and dolphins by day and fireworks and stars at night. Our botique enclave of villas and casas cascades down the hillside providing panoramic bay views, mountain and jungle views and bird, dolphin and whale watching from the patio, terrace and most windows. The south side of the bay boasts 5 star hotels and resorts within a short walk, taxi or bus ride.
Additional information about rental rates
VRBO's rate schedule does not always reflect our BEST PRICING and special offers. Please contact us should you have any questions. CONTACT OWNER for pricing info. after 9/30/18 published rates. Airport Transport and Pantry Stocking available at extra charges. ***CANCELLATION POLICY*** If traveler cancels after final payment made, NO REFUNDS will be issued but owner will consider re-booking during same posted rate period at a future date. TRAVELER agrees to sign and return written Rental Contract, Waiver of Responsibility, and Rules and Regulations in order to secure reservation. *VALUE SEASON* 2 WEEK STAY = $2,600.00!!!! *****AIRPORT TRANSFERS INCLUDED***** *HOLIDAY SEASON * = 7 night minimum stay REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT: $250.00