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Beautiful and Spacious--Best Value in La Cruz

(28 Reviews)

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A view of our kitchen from the dining room looking toward the back patio/pool


Last updated: 03/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Room for 4 persons, close to beach and town, feels like home

Sailor's Rest offers all the comforts of a home away from home-- from the gourmet size kitchen with full refrigerator and stove/oven, to the spacious living areas which include a bedroom with king bed, recliner, large closet and storage shelves, plus end tables and dresser; bath with marble tiled shower and fully pressurized hot and cold water; dining area with seating for six persons and a living room with two comfortable velour couches, a recliner, flat-screen 32 inch television, DVD player and stereo. If necessary, a queen size Murphy bed is available that can be lowered and recessed according to guests' needs. A beautiful Mexican brick archway divides the living and kitchen areas, providing both a division of spaces and a touch of the 'hacienda.' Windows can be opened for air circulation as well as the use of overhead fans and, during the warmer months, air conditioning is offered throughout. All spaces are well-lit and wheel chair accessible. Washer and dryer are provided and WiFi is available. Once a week maid service is included, or more often upon request. Street parking is available.

Guests can enjoy the petite, solar-heated swimming pool which is surrounded by a lush tropical garden patio with table and chairs and a gas barbeque. This area can be accessed from the kitchen, bedroom or by an outside entrance. Guests also have a private, secure front entrance to their rental, separate from the owners' entrance. With the owners onsite from October through June, routine maintenance is always available and Richard and Mary Ann are there to take care of any needs you may have. In all, guests can enjoy 950 square feet of living space and feel totally private.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 40%
Calendar last updated: 03/12/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 950 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have one friendly female cat. If this is a problem for renters, we can keep her confined to our space. Just let us know. Also, for this reason, we can't accept any dogs---sorry....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    In outside areas only...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    All doors have ample width for wheelchairs...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Other (See Description): 1 murphy bed

    queen size...moreless

  • King size bed (1) Master bedroom only, Queen size Murphy Bed (1) located in living room and can be easily lowered and raised...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • shower, sink, toilet and storage. Full pressure and hot water

Other Amenities

  • beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas available for guests


  • Books:

    A variety of books available for guests...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, backgammon, cards, cribbage (upon request)...moreless

  • Music Library:

    A selection of CDs available for guests...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Local satellite service available through Sky TV...moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    La Cruz is a fishing village with a world class marina and 5-6 fresh fish and seafood markets...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedroom and living room have mini-split air conditioners sufficient for all living areas...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels and bedding are provided for up to 4 guests. Beach towels are also available...moreless

  • Living Room:

    1 full couch and 1 loveseat, end table, coffee table, reading lamp, tv, DVD player, stereo, storage, Murphy bed...moreless

  • Parking:

    on the street...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    full size and laundry detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi available throughout the apartment...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Ample counter space and storage cabinets; full size refrigerator and stove with oven; microwave, coffeemaker, coffee grinder, toaster, blender and all utensils for cooking and eating...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    full size, propane...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    coffee for 12 cups, filters, salt, pepper, sugar and other general staples...moreless


  • Boat:

    sailing charters available with owner...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Surrounding pool area, including a tropical garden, gas barbeque, table and seating for 4 and a lounge chair...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    palms, ferns and other tropical plants surround the pool and patio area...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    full size BBQ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    2 boogie boards available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Petite solar-heated swimming pool--8 x 16 feet and 4'3' deep...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$325 $1,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates



Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Our cancellation policy is as follows: Up to 30 days before the reservation date, we will refund the deposit and/or balance (if paid), minus a 10% cancellation fee. Between 30-15 days before the reservation date, we will refund 50% of the balance paid, minus a 10% cancellation fee. Within 15 days of the reservation date, unfortunately, we won't be able to offer a refund.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/12/2017
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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Puerto Vallarta
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
El Tigre Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Main highway to Puerto Vallarta

Car: Not Necessary

Sailor's Rest is located in the north end of La Cruz, just 3 blocks from the beach and 5 minutes from the central plaza and entrance to our world class marina. The Marina Riviera Nayarit is home to over 300 boats, including the local fishing pangas which bring fresh seafood to our shores every day. A wonderful fish market located at the marina provides a variety of vendors selling the local catches including dorado, tuna and sierra, as well as octopus, shellfish and more. It is a treat to explore these markets often for the best of fresh seafood the area has to offer.

We are close to many fine restaurants, several of which are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offering a variety of international cuisine, as well as the wonderful local fare. Excellent live music is also available in many several nights per week.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is only 12 miles north of the airport and is easily accessible by the local buses and taxis. Once you are here, it is a delightful town to explore by walking or biking. One of the local features is the wonderful Sunday market available from October through the first part of May. Growing in reputation over the years, the market is located along the winding walkway next to the marina and draws artists and craftsmen from all over the area. Guests are treated to live music as they browse and can also find a delicious selection of foods and local produce. A smaller version of this market is available in the central plaza just north of the mercado.

Local surf shops rent surfboards and kiteboards and your host, Richard, offers sailing excursions on the Bay of Banderas aboard his 32 foot, sloop-rigged sailboat, the Que Sera Sera. Boogie boards are available free of charge for our guests.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Owners Richard and Mary Ann are originally from the Portland Oregon area and moved to Mexico 15 years ago, locating in Sayulita just north of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. For 11 years we owned and operated Macondo Italian Restaurant and Bungalows and sold the business in 2011. Both of us have a passion for sailing and decided to relocate to La Cruz where there is a beautiful marina very close to the home we eventually purchased. Richard loves is to take guests sailing on the Bay of Banderas on his 32 foot sloop Que Sera Sera as often as time will allow. And...any guests who love to play cribbage just mention the word and we'll play with you--another passion.

Why the Owner Chose La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico:
One deciding factor for us was the proximity to the marina where their sailboat is located. The property itself is conveniently near attractions, restaurants and shops, but is still in a quiet area of the pueblo. It is situated near a clean, uncrowded beach and every day there are wonderful ocean breezes. A walk to the center of town only takes 5 minutes. Living spaces are generous for both guests and us and, best of all, guests have private use of a petite swimming pool and garden patio. Being near our Mexican neighbors is a plus because it makes us feel closer to the community.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
One of the attractions for us when we purchased Sailor's Rest is that it is located in a wonderful, friendly Mexican neighborhood, near three different schools. It is impossible not to practice one's Spanish. Yet, it is private and provides a delightful home for us and, we hope, for our guests. The beach is clean and uncrowded, the marina and services are nearby, we are surrounded by beautiful trees and a variety of birds and then there are those delicious breezes.......

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 40%
Calendar last updated: 03/12/2017

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  • A view of our kitchen from the dining room looking toward the back patio/pool

    A view of our kitchen from the dining room looking toward the back patio/pool

  • Security gate--front entrance

    Security gate--front entrance

  • Living room with Murphy bed recessed in wall

    Living room with Murphy bed recessed in wall

  • Dining area looking toward kitchen

    Dining area looking toward kitchen

  • Kitchen looking toward back patio and pool

    Kitchen looking toward back patio and pool

  • Master bedroom looking toward pool area

    Master bedroom looking toward pool area

  • Pool and palm garden

    Pool and palm garden

  • Pool seating area outside bedroom

    Pool seating area outside bedroom

  • Owners Richard and Mary Ann Hodge in front of Sailor's Rest

    Owners Richard and Mary Ann Hodge in front of Sailor's Rest

  • Front entrance looking toward private guest entrance door

    Front entrance looking toward private guest entrance door

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Looking toward street from living room

    Looking toward street from living room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • Pool and back patio

    Pool and back patio

  • View of pool and patio looking toward street

    View of pool and patio looking toward street

VRBO #419085

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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