3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Property Manager: Michael Holstein
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The property is everything you see in pictures! One of a kind location. Most ocean front properties near here are across a walkway—the Malecon. This house sits on the beach. You are within walking distance of the historic area of Puerto Vallarta if you are up for a narrow trail at times. Everything is a short taxi or Uber away. The adventures Eric recommends are all worth it. He is a lovely host. Chef Mirella and housekeeper / caregiver Elma make the trip! Directions, recommendations, elixirs for what ails you... anything you need the staff provides. Our thanks to the Holstein family! One of our best vacations ever! Julie, Cory, Kristen, Jeff, Julie and Marc.
We recently enjoyed a 4 night stay in this gorgeous property in late April. First, the pictures don’t do the house justice, this is the most beautiful home and set up that we’ve stayed at (not a bad room in the house). The house was only made better by the wonderful staff! We had some of the best meals while staying here. The house was also cleaned daily and there was even an offer to wash clothes if we needed (the boys did end up having their dirty fishing shirts washed). Eric was great at communicating the entire time (before and during). We sent a list of food and drink items prior to our arrival and everything was there for us when we arrived. He was also able to recommend a few local spots for our dinner out.
I can’t say enough great things about this property. We will definitely be back!
Wish I could give it more stars!
This is our second visit to Casa Maria Elena- and hopefully not our last! The long time staff comprised of Eric- the house manager, Mirella- the chef, and Alma -the housekeeper, all go out of their way to ensure that your vacation is flawless. From the moment Eric picks you up at the airport- to arriving at this spectacular home where a freshly made lunch awaits you- everything is perfect. The home is beautiful, well maintained, and spotless. Each bedroom has a wonderful view where you can gaze out at the water and hear the waves crashing every night while you sleep. The location is perfect- adjacent to a beach, and close enough to walk into town for restaurants and shopping. On this trip, we hired Mirella to cook dinner for us for 4 of our 7 nights. Her food is amazing- fresh, local, and served outdoors by the pool overlooking the water. There is no more pleasant place to spend an evening. The owner Michael, is very easy to work with, and very responsive when you reach out. We look forward to our next visit to Casa Maria Elena! Thank you for sharing this incredible home with us!
Words can't describe this amazing vacation!
We spent a week at Casa Maria Elena with our two teenage kids and our stay was incredible! The property is absolutely gorgeous inside and out - this is truly a paradise! While the space alone is amazing - Eric, Mirella, and Alma worked so hard to make our stay unforgettable! Eric picked us up at the airport and at our request stopped at the grocery store so we could get some provisions - he was super helpful assisting at the store with locating items and translating - if you prefer, Eric will stock the house with any items you request in advance of your arrival. Eric checked in every day to assist with our plans, reservations, and provide transportation to our various activities. All of his recommendations from dining to fishing to shopping were excellent. One day we asked about jet skiing and with a quick phone call he arranged to have two jet skis delivered to the beach behind the house - all we had to do was walk down to the sand and take off! Mirella and Alma were both so welcoming and wonderful as well! Mirella is an incredible cook and prepared the most amazing meals for us during our stay. It was so wonderful to wake up to a delicious breakfast each morning with fresh juice, fresh fruit, and the most delicious breakfast served by such charming women! The guys went fishing one day and caught a bunch of fish - brought back some Mahi that Mirella turned into the most delicious fish tacos you can ever imagine! We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary while there and Eric, Mirella, and Alma surprised us with a special gift and anniversary cake - so thoughtful! We were all sad when our week was over - but plan to return to this amazing location - hoping Eric, Mirella and Alma will still be there!
The house, location and Mirella are amazing. Couldn’t ask for anything else. Thanks again!
A truly unforgettable experience bar NONE!
Casa Maria Elena is an exceptional experience. For the moment you contact the owner and are introduced to the concierge/property manager - you realize how special this is by how wonderful your introduction is with the service. Stepping into the home is extraordinary. As beautiful as the Photographs are, they do not do the actual experience of the home as much justice. This place is unbelievable! And then, to top it all off, do you have Mirella And Alma to help you with unbelievable meals and the most spotless home I’ve ever encountered. My friends and I were overwhelmed. Every room has an ocean view and you truly cannot for wring. Do yourself a favor pay the extra and get Mirella to cook your dinners and much as possible. You will NOT regret it. Her cooking was better than any meal we had in a 5 star restaurant. We were sad to leave.! More than that, we look forward to making this a yearly trip for as long as the owners should have us. ...