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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

Expansive views of the ocean - everything you need for the perfect vacation!

40’ heated swimming pool! Wi-fi and satellite tv! Expansive lawn and courtyard area – perfect for weddings or events...Paradise awaits!

Situated in the private, gated, 12-acre rancho escondido retreat near lo de marcos (an hour north of puerto vallarta), hacienda antigua is an exquisite luxury property overlooking the ocean and jungle. Hacienda Antigua is only minutes away from your usual tourist destinations. But when you arrive, it feels a world apart. The location is perfect for those who want to get away from it all, but still be close enough to play a round of golf, take a sunset sailing cruise, or dine at an authentic Mexican restaurant!

A depiction of sustainable design, the hacienda antigua was constructed mainly of historic materials recovered from mexican haciendas and churches too old to restore. Ancient stone, wood, and iron building materials along with antique furnishings were hand selected to add character and history, evoking the feel of a genuine hacienda during the post-classic era in the bahía de banderas region.

With five private suites (including a penthouse suite with a private balcony), a gourmet commercial kitchen, and a 40’ heated pool accented with traditional talavera tile and venetian glass, hacienda antigua is luxury redefined. It is the perfect place to relax with family and friends! Entertain in the authentic mexican cantina that opens up to a 1,000 square foot veranda. Enjoy the stunning 270-degree view of turquoise-blue waters, tropical jungles and majestic mountains. Lounge by the pool with a cold cerveza, nap on an outdoor lounge, or play a game of cards around the table while your friends or family blend up another pitcher of margaritas!

The fully stocked gourmet kitchen has everything you will need to create wonderful meals from fresh local ingredients or cater a special event for a larger group. Two commercial sinks and a commercial oven, refrigerator, and dedicated ice machine add to the functionality of this beautiful rustic kitchen. Enjoy al fresco dining in the courtyard or a more formal dinner at the 10-foot spanish colonial dining table. If you would like to arrive to a fully stocked pantry & fridge, send us a list and we will do the shopping before you arrive (for a small additional fee). At your request, a personal cook can be arranged to prepare mexican delicacies for you.

The thoughtfully laid out floor plan and incomparable ambiance is perfect for entertaining as is the expansive yard landscaped with tropical plants and a spacious grass area. It’s the perfect spot for a wedding! A state-of-the art indoor/outdoor sound system provides all the technical equipment you will need for your big event!

Designed and constructed to look as though it has been thriving for 500 years, hacienda antigua offers an authentic taste of mexico with five-star accommodations, features, and amenities. Whether you are planning a family vacation, a group adventure, a company retreat, or an unforgettable wedding, hacienda antigua provides a first-class experience like none other. Take a trip back in time to this old-world style hacienda that offers every modern convenience.

A car is necessary to get around the area. Rancho Escondido is conveniently located in close proximity to a number of amazing day trips. Rancho Escondido is 20 minutes from Sayulita, 10 minutes from San Pancho, 5 minutes from Lo De Marcos, 10 minutes from La Penita, 15 minutes from Guyabitos, and 30 minutes from Chacala.

There are a total of 3 homes at Rancho Escondido comfortably sleeping 25 people and hosting 80+.

More Details

Property Manager
Kelley Sanchez
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Kelley Sanchez

We are native Californians who have traveled extensively to Mexico over the last 10 years. We have created many friendships with the locals who live near the hacienda and every time we visit, we truly feel like we are part of the community.

Kelley Sanchez purchased this house in 2013

Why Kelley Sanchez chose Nayarit

We found the property in 2006 and fell in love with it's out-of-the-way location and expansive ocean views. We wanted to build an authentic hacienda that would fit in seemlessly with the natural beauty of the surroundings. What resulted is the true definition of 'getting away from it all' - pure serenity and an authentic mexican experience!

What makes this house unique

Only minutes away from your usual tourist destinations, when you arrive it feels a world apart. The location is perfect for those who want to get away from it all, but still be close enough to play a round of golf, take a sunset sailing cruise, or dine at an authentic Mexican restaurant!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We try to travel a lot-- and we usually travel with our friends and our children, which makes us pay attention to the "little things" when it comes to accommodations and amenities--and Hacienda Antigua is by far the best property we have had the pleasure of visiting! The place itself is astonishingly beautiful. From the architecture and decor to the landscape and the location--perched on a bluff with an uninterrupted view of the ocean on one side and a lush canopy of vegetation from the other perspective--it was truly breath-taking.

Each suite is decorated in such an authentic, old-world Mexico style. One glimpse around and it makes you appreciate the beauty and historic value of the local culture.

And the people are amazing! The concierge service is excellent: prompt, friendly, and so helpful. We opted to get a few meals catered in addition to the wonderful breakfasts and welcome meal they provide free of charge, and we even saw the catering staff at the local market stocking up on the freshest ingredients for our meal later! The property and the local community have a great relationship, as was apparent by the friendly, inviting manner in which everyone treated us. It's really nice to walk around the nearby towns of Lo de Marcos and Sayulita, and enjoy the uncrowded, pristine beaches and exceptional shopping.

From the people and the place to the food and the activities, this is the best place to vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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San Carlos, CA

Exquisite Property and stay at Hacienda Antigua!

  • 5 of 5

Hacienda Antigua exceded my expectations in every way possible! We stayed there for a week in February and could not have been more pleased with the property, staff, food and overall experience. Dora's margaritas were amazing, every sunset was breathtaking, the house was beautiful and the staff was professional and tended to our every need. It was relaxing and felt as if we were staying in our own private hotel. I will definitely go back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Memories for a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

I should have written this review several months ago. I booked Hacienda Antigua and 2 adjacent villas for my wedding last October. Kelley worked with me to book all 3. She was kind, patient and provided prompt responses to any questions we had.

On arrival to the Hacienda it was even more beautiful then we anticipated. Every bedroom has it's on distinct persona and every bathroom is an architectural wonder. The whole place is an architectural wonder.

The common area (if one can really call it common) is perfect for a large group to congregate. The pool is stunning and the place to be! We enjoyed it morning noon and night. The grounds are green and beautifully groomed and perfect place for a small wedding and reception. All of our guests were in 7th heaven.

The staff especially Gabriel were great. They quietly went about their work keeping the house immaculate. They were kind enough several mornings to watch our 3 children all under 4 while my nieces enjoyed their breakfast. They did this without us asking.

I very much want to return as does many of my family and I know we will. The Hacienda Antigua is so beautiful GO!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

We travel frequently and stay in beautiful places. This tops them all! The authenticity of the pieces in the house, the location, the wonderful staff, the town and beautiful beach, the views, the food, the privacy and the attention to detail are all spectacular. The best part was working with Kelley who was so helpful and kind during the booking process. I have recommended this place to all of my friends and colleagues. (Something I rarely to never do.). We had such a wonderful vacation here. --One of our top three and that includes luxury resorts in Europe and Hawaii. You will be thrilled and will want to go back when you're in need of true decompression and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Cochrane, AB Canada

Luxury meets value - we were spoiled here!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th trip to this part of Mexico but first time at Hacienda Antigua. We went together with 4 other couples so the shared cost was extremely affordable. The house the most luxurious accommodation we have stayed in. The architecture and decoration is simply stunning. The set up is perfect for larger groups. Easy to get privacy in the secluded suites yet many great areas to lounge and socialize in.

Staff was there everyday making breakfast and cleaning. They all were very helpful and friendly. It felt more like a B & B than a vacation rental with the all the daily attention we received. The property manager was also very prompt with any emails and checked on us regularily.

Despite being off the beaten path we felt very safe and secure. There a two heavy, automatic gates coming into the property plus staff nearby almost all the time. Definitely recommend a rental car from Gecko – they are a headache-free rental company (Canadian owned and operated). It was very easy to zip around to the small surrounding towns or to the beach. Anyone with a driver’s license was automatically insured on the vehicle with Gecko’s policy so we all shared the vehicle. We saw more in two weeks during this stay than the past 4 trips combined. The luxury and so many little extra’s you get with this home make it a rental you can’t go wrong with. Thank you Frank, Kelley and Gabriel!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Hacienda Antigua

  • 5 of 5

What an experience... the place is spectacular, very very well appointed with a great staff. I loved starting my days by waking up in the mornings and drinking my coffee by the pool with the ocean view. So much is near by, great restaurants in the fun little towns along with cool bars, and all the outdoor adventures. So many nice locals. An excellent place for a group/family retreat. Having a car might be easier but not required.

This place gives you a fantastic Mexico experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta Intl. Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
in Lo de Marcos
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Lo de Marcos
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Easter (Semana Santa)
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
June Special
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July Special
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $850
Cleaning fee $195

For Christmas and New Year's weeks - Add 25%.
For Easter and Thanksgiving weeks - Add 20%

Bookings of 7 nights or more receive free daily housekeeping.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Úrsulo Galvan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Pool Bath - toilet
    Upstairs Patio Bath - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Suite 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed
    Suite 2 - 1 king
    Suite 3 - 1 king
    Suite 4 - 1 king , can convert to two twins
    Penthouse Suite - 1 king , can convert to 2 twins
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
We have a concierge available daily to help fulfill your wish list of outdoor activities, private chef, spa services, event and wedding planning, excursions, area recommendations, etc. Ask about our airport pickup service!

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