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Villa Estrella Mar - Luxury Beachfront Villa near Old Town PV with Full Staff

Bedrooms 7
Space 22,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms (sleeps 16), 9 Bathroom, Private Luxury Villa

Truly the finest rental in Puerto Vallarta, Villa Estrella Mar can sleep 16 guests in 7 indescribably unique bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings, custom furniture and one of a kind art collected throughout Mexico and South America is displayed throughout the villa. Master Suite level is over 4,000 square feet with expansive ocean views and a private balconies. This luxurious oceanfront property has easy and direct access to a secluded beach as well as a private pool and poolside terrace bar. exercise room, cable TV and complementary WiFi access. Full time staff of eight including English-speaking houseman and private chefs. Leave all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, and laundry to us and prepared to feel pampered. 24 hour security, locked compound. The Carriage House is also available (additional fee- see listing) to bring the capacity to 18. Also the perfect spot for a destination wedding.

Property Manager
Jordan MacPherson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Jordan MacPherson

Roger and Nancy MacPherson with the help of their daughter Jordan have worked to make this vacation destination an unparalleled experience. Together we have owned properties in Puerto Vallarta for over 25 years now and have always loved the friendly family culture and inviting environment. Villa Estrella Mar in PV was built with the idea of having an authentic rustic Mexican architectural experience. The design provides many private spaces to relax but has gathering places to celebrate together. Our staff is one of our biggest assets. The English-speaking house staff is there to help with any of your needs from adventures to food choice. They are employed full time and can be trusted as they pamper you and your friends.

Jordan MacPherson purchased this villa in 1995

Why Jordan MacPherson chose Amapas

The Romantic zone in Puerto Vallarta is a true treasure of Mexico, nestled below the plush jungle hillsides with its cobblestone roads and beautiful homes with phenomenal views. As the city has grown it has maintained its friendly personality and rustic feel, you will see families strolling hand in hand down the Malecon and will always feel safe. Villa Estrella Mar embraces this same personality and maintains that authentic rustic feel while being known as one of the most complete and beautiful villas in the entire world. The Villas closeness to Old Town is an easy walk by beach or by winding stone lane road. You are so close but without the vendor noise and hustle. It's truly a jewel and we would love to share it with you! There is no place in Puerto Vallarta that can even come close to the luxury and convenience that this Villa offers. It will truly be an experience you will not forget. Whether you are looking for an escape for the stresses of your every day life or a trip full of adventure, Puerto Vallarta will not disappoint.

What makes this villa unique

Thinking about a destination wedding in Mexico? Why not? Modern Bride magazine ranked Mexico as the fifth most popular destination for weddings in paradise. Spend your day at Villa Estrella Mar.

From quaint and casual to over the top luxury and sophistication, the wedding coordinator of your choice will design an unforgettable, personalized experience to suite your individual style and budget. They will handle every detail of your big day so you can relax, knowing that everything is taken care of. With the Sierra Madre Mountains as your backdrop, and the breath taking view of the ocean, Villa Estrella Mar is the perfect location.

Make your dream wedding a reality, and say ‘I Do’ at Villa Estrella Mar.

The warm helpful staff, an exquisite art collection that makes you feel like you are in a gallery, an unsurpassed location, the authentic architecture are sure to make you say this vacation was a sure “10” .

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thankful for being included on this amazing week in Mexico. We couldn’t have felt more welcome at Estrella Mar!! The Villa is wonderful.... you have done an outstanding job!! Personally it gave me a week to read, think, relax and escape the TV. You guys are great, hugs from us both!
Oct 2017
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Amapas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 22600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
  • 8 Full bathrooms with 1 Powder Room. (Each of the 6 suites has it's own ensuite private bathroom with shower and large tub, other two bathrooms have just shower).
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Junior Master Suite - 1 king
    Poolside Suite - 2 queen
    Terrace Suite - 1 king
    Seaside Suite - 1 king
    Cottage Suite - 1 king
    Carriage House - 1 king , Detached One Bedroom Apartment near Villa Entrance
    Master Suite - 1 king , Master Suite Level is nearly 4.000 sq.ft.
    Twin Room - 2 twin/ single , This room is a smaller 'kid's room' with two twin beds
  • Villa Estrella Mar sleeps 16 people in 6 indescribably unique rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings, custom furniture and art collected throughout Mexico and South America, no room is the same. There is a smaller 'kids' room with two twin beds and ensuite bathroom that can sleep two more. The Carriage House is also available (additional fee) to bring the capacity to 18.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Villa Estrella Mar - Luxury Beachfront Villa near Old Town PV with Full Staff
average rating of 5.0 based on 77 reviews
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My favorite place to stay in Puerto Vallarta!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Estrella Mar with a group of friends and it was such an fantastic experience and vacation for everyone! The location is perfect and feels secluded even though you're just a short walk from Old Town via the beach or cobble stone street. The Villa staff is wonderful and the meals, OH the meals!!! I'm still day dreaming about all of the delicious food we ate and drinks we enjoyed by the private pool. The rooms are VERY spacious and the beds are comfortable. I've been to Puerto Vallarta many times and this is by far my favorite place to stay! Jordan was a dream to work with on booking this property. She is very organized and responsive. I'll definitely be doing more business with her.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an amazing experience!!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this villa to all! From the moment I became in contact with Jordan she was the most organized and helpful person when booking the house. She helped answer all my questions so when I arrived I knew what to expect.

The house itself doesn’t need much explanation as you can see from the pictures of how beautiful it is. What made the trip was the staff. The meals they cooked were delicious and they helped us out with everything from cabs to buying more beverages for the group.

Can’t say enough about how good my experience was and would recommend to anyone looking to go to puerto Vallarta.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Incredible

  • 5 of 5

Villa Estrella Mar is by far one of the best vacation destinations I have experienced. After having been to Puerto Vallarta many times over the years, I didn’t think it could get any better. Boy was I wrong! Villa Estrella Mar far surpassed my expectations. The property beautifully represents the best in authentic decor, the staff masterfully provides for every need while having fun with the guests, and words cannot do the views complete justice. You have to experience Villa Estrella Mar to fully understand how magical it is. Have some coconut shrimp and a frozen margarita by the pool, you’ll be in heaven!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

Where to start with Villa Estrella Mar? This is the most beautiful property I have vacationed, the views are stunning, and the location is full of gorgeous artwork. I stayed with a group of friends where we had the time of our lives. Every need and more was met by the staff with hand crafted cocktails, amazing food, and laughs. Jordan made great recommendations for adventurous activities, shopping, and wonderful restaurants that were just a short walk up the beach from the villa. We had such a wonderful time and experience at Villa Estrella Mar that I am having a hard time adapting back to normal life at home! I can not recommend this place enough, I’m already trying to get enough family members together so we can go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Luxury!

  • 5 of 5

Best. Vacation. Ever.

Staying at Villa Estrella Mar is an experinace that is second to none. The villa itself is stunning and spacious. We stayed there as a group of 17, but never felt like we were on top of each other because the rooms offer so much privacy. However, there are several spaces where we could all sit together as well.

The food was exceptional and Paco & his team was always there when you needed them for a margarita refill or to help you call a taxi. My favorite detail was that when we returned to our room at night, the staff closed up all the shutters at dinner, so our room was nice and cool! Sleeping was a dream & I wanted to take the sheets home with me!

As far as location goes- I have visited Puerto Vallarta several times, and have stayed everywhere from the Resorts in the North to the more inland streets of Old Town. On a map Estrella Mar looked a little “off the trail” but was pleased to find that it is a quick walk into town on the streets, or even via the beach! A $3-ish dollar cab ride will take you into town- Much more convenient than staying in one of the resorts up north.

If you want to go beyond booking accommodations, book a whole experience at Estrella Mar.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunningly beautiful, Incredible stay

  • 5 of 5

Villa Estrella Mar is beyond words. From the private location, the isolated beach out front, the friendly staff, to the gorgeous views, everything about this place is amazing.

My wife and I stayed here for half a week as part of a group of friends renting the entire villa for the week. We had the full meal service, and everything was fresh and delicious. The housekeeping was like a team of ninjas - you hardly saw them, but everything was cleaned and spotless before you knew it. During dinner there's a turn down service where they close all the shutters and kick on the AC's so the rooms are ready to sleep in at the end of your day. The pool is great and a welcome freshwater option to lounge your day in or around - it's the perfect temperature for cooling off but not ever becoming cold.

The beach access is great - it's flanked by two rocky points, keeping it quite private and providing some neat tide pools for exploring and snorkeling. Access to town is just a short walk down the road, or the staff will gladly call you a taxi to get you wherever you'd like to go. The rooms are beautifully decorated, open layout, each with a patio for taking in the views. The master suite is awe-inspiring, with the best views in the entire villa, and basically taking up the entire top floor. Since the villa is on a hill, there's two elevators to get you up and down, so stairs are never much of an issue.

I could go on and on about the villa - it really is worth every penny and more.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
many restaurants w/in minutes or eat at the Villa
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Amapas Beach (right below the villa)
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $79

If you want to rent Carriage House in addition to sleep another two guests, the rates are as follows:

May 1st to Oct 31st per night rate: $130
Nov 1st to Apr 30th per night rate: $145
Three night minimum.

For Weddings (Up to 70 Guests): $2,900 Fee plus $2,000 Refundable Damage Deposit. Five night minimum stay for weddings.
All Deposits are non refundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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