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Luxury Villa, unrivalled views, privacy with close proximity to old town

Bedrooms 5
Space 7,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Jacuzzi, Heated Pool, Ocean, Mountain and City View

With more than 7600 square feet of living space, Hacienda de los Santos is regarded by many as one of the finest villas in PV, offering stunningly panoramic views over the Bay of Banderas (the house is perched high on the hill, with no house above it). This exceptional villa is built in the traditional Mexican hacienda style (and to California earthquake standards), combining the best of the Old and New Worlds. The house boasts an infinity pool and separate spa/hot tub. Hacienda de los Santos offers comfortable modern amenities, furnished with beautiful antiques and modern art.

The Hacienda is located on a cliff in the exclusive residential enclave of Real de Conchas Chinas (only 11 homes are set inside this gated and guarded community), adjoining the famed Conchas Chinas neighborhood. The house’s panoramic ocean, city and mountain views are unrivalled.

You will be pampered in this custom-designed and meticulously built home with its carved cantera columns and balustrades, Spanish Alhambra tiles, bold arches, copper and crystal chandeliers, matte tikul flooring, vaulted brick bóveda ceilings, potted flowers and plants, cupolas, and private patios and “Juliet” balconies. Four bedrooms face inward over an inner courtyard and pool, enjoying sweeping views of the Bay of Banderas. A separate casita has its own living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, with views of the mountains, jungle, and Bay, and is a favorite of those wanting a bit more privacy.

You’ll begin your day with platters of fresh fruit, fresh-squeezed juices, and with breakfast cooked to order. Huevos Mexicanos and Huevos Rancheros are just two of Rosa’s many specialties. Please note, Rosa is not a Chef, but excellent cook. She is better than some "so called Chefs" in Puerto Vallarta. You can swim, enjoy a pool-side nap or the sun, explore Puerto Vallarta (a five-minute taxi ride away), or be entertained by an Apple type TV system with thousands of movies and programs, an audio surround system in the living area, high-end Ipod station and outdoor speakers, a library, and more. There’s even an office for those unfortunates who have to do some work while at the house. Telephone calls (we have two lines) to the US and Canada are free.

Our guests consistently report that a favorite Hacienda feature is our very dedicated staff of three: the houseman, the maid, and a great cook, who, in the best Mexican tradition, endeavor to see that your every need is met. The staff works 6 days a week (Sundays and National Holidays are off) but can often be hired to work off-hours and days. For example, if guests arrive on a Sunday, the staff will work and take a different day off. Dinner parties are a favorite event for our guests, with seating for up to 28.


Our concierge service will assist you with tours, excursions, in-house spa and massage services, private chauffeurs, boating, sailing, whale-watching trips, golf, advice on restaurants, and much more. For reservations and information, please call 221-5495 or US 415.704.0455 or US Cell 415.307.8841.


More Details

Property Manager
Ramuncho Ray Careme
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Ramuncho Ray Careme

Educated and brought up in France and USA. Traveled extensively through Europe, USA, Caribbean, Mexico and Canada and still so much to see and discover. Worked in the restaurant industry for many years with Gerard Boyer of Chateau les Crayeres; Lieven Vercouteren of La Briquetterie; Joaquim Splichal in Los Angeles, Garibaldi's in SFO and cruise lines. Educated in oenology with Gilles Mony originally (best youngest Sommelier in France at the time). Now running a Travel agency and a real Estate & Rental company. Love the water, sailing, boating, snorkeling, diving... love the outdoors, nature... Have been coming in Puerto Vallarta for over 24 years...

Ramuncho Ray Careme purchased this villa in 2011

Why Ramuncho Ray Careme chose South Zone

Hacienda de los Santos is the perfect location for a quiet and luxury retreat. The views are unparalleled. 360 degree from the south shore (Los arcos) to the North shore Sierra mountains and Punta Mita. On a clear day you can even see the famed Marietas Islands. Have visited P.V. for many year and enjoyed its local colors, friendly people and culture. You will find restaurants from a simple taco stand to an elegant sit down dinner. Unlimited art galleries and crafts, theaters, museum, botanical gardens, wild life, and much more.

What makes this villa unique

Fell in love with the custom designed and meticulously built home with its extensive cantera columns, railings, Spanish Alhambra tiles, bold arches, matte tikul flooring, vaulted brick bóveda ceilings and cupolas throughout the entire home; and off course the superb unobstructed view of Puerto Vallarta, sierra mountains and the entire Bay of Banderas. Far enough for a peaceful retreat; yet close enough to be part of the busy suburb in minutes...

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are sadly back in L.A after a most wonderful week at Hacienda de los Santos. The house was/is absolutely perfect (except for the steep driveway!). We all loved it. You are all so helpful; professional--greeting us--checking in on us, great meeting you & Michael. We've never rented a house with a staff before so it was a little foreign to us at first but boy did we quickly adapt! Rigo, Rosa, Maria are all amazing. So efficient, professional, sweet, helpful--not to mention very good cooks. We loved

having them there. I would recommend this to everyone I know as long as they rent a better car than we had to get up that driveway! We already miss it. My husband woke up; was asking why there wasn't the smell of bacon wafting through the house!! Thank you for everything Ray--it was a total pleasure in every way. You guys are fantastic!!

Dec 2013
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South Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The use of drones is not allowed and is subject to cancellation without refunds.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Upper bedroom south side
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Lower bedroom (Main floor)
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • There is 5 ensuite bathrooms and 2 half bathroom on the first floor for visitors.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Casita with bathroom, separate kitchen and living
  • All bedroom ensuite, hand and body soap, shampoo, shower gel, cotton tips, make up remover, wet facial towels, bottled waters, coffee service in all rooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Puerto Vallarta Villas offers a Complimentary concierge service to assist you with anything from a simple flower delivery, private tours, sightseeing, in-house spa services to a private yacht for fishing or jet charter. The management office is open 6 days a week and on call Sundays and Holidays. The staff is included and work generally for Breakfast & lunch or dinner. They will shop, cook, serve and clean each meal. Food, liqueur, beverages and wines at guests expenses. Staff will present receipts from local markets for reimbursement.


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Luxury Villa, unrivalled views, privacy with close proximity to old town
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
sedona az


  • 5 of 5

The house is full of treasures and leaded glass windows which provides a prismatic view of Puerta Vallarta. The house is palatial and comfortable.

The staff, of 3 are super friendly, and competent. Rosa, the chef 👨is phenomenal.

Thanks to all of them.

Ari, the operations manager is responsive and very efficient - thanks we had a fabulous 10 Days - I want to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous property! Fabulous trip! Will return!

  • 5 of 5

Puerto Vallarta Villas made our 10th Anniversary trip to Puerto Vallarta special from beginning to end. With taxi service arranged for us, we quickly traversed the gauntlet of transportation offers at the airport to a very nice man holding a card with my name...and a cold beer. We took the scenic route through town, that came with all sorts of useful tourist tips, and arrived at the beautiful Villa Hacienda de Los Santos, where we were greeted with fresh margaritas and delicious homemade guacamole. The rest of our week was equally fabulous. To begin with, the Villa is beautiful. It is both elegant and comfortably casual. And the view of the bay and the town below picturesque. We spent a few days just lounging around the house, being served margaritas and other cocktails of our choice along with freshly prepared homemade meals by the wonderful staff, Rigo and Rosa. Their personal service rivals that of a five-star hotel. (The complementary Wi-Fi made it easy enough to check in when necessary, although you will want to limit connection with the "real world" to a minimum.) Other days, we took a taxi to town ($6 -$9 US), wandered in and out of shops and restaurants along the shore -- and the beautiful boardwalk -- The Malecón -- and spent our evenings watching the sunset from the Villa's infinity pool. This trip was to celebrate our anniversary, so naturally we wanted to be alone. However, we will certainly return with friends and family to allow them to experience this beautiful place. The Villa easily sleeps 10, so we will not be alone next time!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Your own little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing getaway in one of the most beautiful settings you will ever see, look no further. Hacienda de los Santos will live up to your every expectation and surpass what you thought a great vacation could be. As stunning as the photos looked on the website, the house was even more pristine and the views even more breathtaking than any of us ever could have imagined. I was there with a group of 9 celebrating a birthday and this turned out to be the perfect location. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty, something none of us were used to in our normal lives. The property was immaculate and we all loved the feeling of being together in a large luxury villa, but still being able to have our privacy when we wanted it because there was so much space.

Rigo, the houseman, made sure that whatever we needed was available for us. Whether it was coordinating airport transfers, planning meals, suggesting excursions, making drinks for us by the pool, or tidying up during the day, we never wanted for anything. And our cooks, Rosa and Maria , made the most delicious meals for us everyday we were there. Everyone is still talking about the shrimp empanadas they made for lunch one day. They were so good, we had them make more for dinner later in the week! Using fresh ingredients they picked up each day, we awoke to the aroma of coffee and food cooking in the kitchen and we ate breakfast by the pool with stunning city views to start our days. It was easy to get used to eggs cooked to order, mounds of assorted fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, toast, and fresh squeezed orange juice every morning. We also had many really great dinners in the open-air dining room at the end of our days.

There were several days that we didn't even leave the villa because between lounging by the pool and enjoying the sun while we sunbathed, read or listened to the built-in sound system, there was nothing more we could ask for. On the one or two days that we did venture down to the beach, it was a very easy cab ride down and back. But trust me, once you arrive at Hacienda de los Santos, you will never want to leave.

If you are planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta and want to have the vacation of a lifetime, this is your place. The days went by too fast for us while we were there. We all wish we could have stayed longer, but we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Joseph, Thank you very much for your review/feedback. We loved having you over at the villa. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you in a near future. Thanks again, Ray
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Makes for a Perfect Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Hacienda de Los Santos was the perfect venue for my partner and I to have our April 2015 Wedding. We wanted a villa where we could host all of the wedding events over a three day period so that we could spend the time with family and friends who travelled to Puerto Vallarta for our special day. The "I Do Crew" of eight stayed in the villa for four days and everyone could not be more impressed by the excellent care and service that was provide to make our time and wedding an event that was spectacular. Rigo the house manager was outstanding and he was constantly making sure that everyone was taken care of including the day of the wedding that all the suppliers were able to load into the villa for an efficient set up. Other house staff Rosa and Veronica organized the kitchen, prepared amazing breakfasts and kept everything clean and tidy for this spacious villa. The deign and decor of the villa is beautiful and classic with a panoramic view of the entire city of Puerto Vallarta and Bay of Banderas. For our wedding we wanted to be able to have a sit down dinner for 70 guests and to transform the beautiful space into a glamours candle lit, orchids and shimmering gold wedding event. A rose petal covered stage was installed in the middle of the pool for us to stand on and say our vows and to make it picture perfect with the open view of the sky, ocean and city. Live entertainment and fireworks completed a memorable moment in a gorgeous villa with us and our family and friends. Whether you are looking for an intimate villa for a family vacation or for a unique wedding venue, then Hacienda de Los Santos is a shining star in Puerto Vallarta. The owners and the management of Hacienda de Los Santos will provide you with excellent service and care.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un petit coin de paradis à Puerto Vallarta

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons eu l’incroyable chance de profiter de cette magnifique villa pour une semaine.

Dès que nous sommes entrés dans la villa la magie a opérée. L’imprenable vue sur la baie de Puerto Vallarta, la piscine, la villa, tout était parfait.

L’accueil et le service sont irréprochables. Les gérants sont chaleureux et diponible. Le personnel sur place est serviable et efficace. Nous avons profité de l’opportunité de faire préparer nos repas sur place, c’était parfait et que dire des margaritas.

Toutes les installations sont luxueuses et confortables. Finalement nous étions tellement bien que nous sommes très peu sortis et avons profité au maximum de la villa. Presque tous les soirs nous avons pris nos repas sur la terrasse et avons profité des couchers de soleil sur le Pacifique.

La situation de la villa près de la ville de Puerto Vallarta permet de s’y rendre facilement et à peu de frais grâce au service de taxi efficace.

Ce fut un séjour merveilleux

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Conroe tx

Get away

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week at Hacienda de Los Santoswith a group of friends.The house is huge,and has the hard-to-find quality of allowing a large number of people to relay and enjoy a single residence with out feeling on top of each other.the bedrooms are big,so when you want to get away from the crowd, you don't have to sacrifice a sense of luxury by bring cooped up in a small hotel room (with thin walls).You can take your book (there's a library on the premises) or a magazine (plenty of those too)and just escape or, you can join the others by the pool and hot tub (conveniently separated) and enjoy the jaw-dropping views of PV and the Bay of Banderas.You know those TV Reality shows like "Million Dollar listing," wher the oily realtor talks about "stunning views" ( over looking Los Angeles)? Baby those L.A. Views are not stunning. If they are,then Hacienda de Los santos requires a new vocabulary .for people who want to be " on the beach" be careful what you ask for.Thump-Thump-Thump hip-hop music and the endless construction that is going on in PV (they're supposed to wait until 8am to start their Jackhammers;Ha!) this house is a much better bet-five minutes and70pesos ($4.50) by taxi (the taxi drivers all know the house) to restaurants like La Palapa andAnrjo Limon the best beaches,the clubs and bars on Olas Alta's.But, in reality,you'll start thanking (as I did); why leave the house? Rosa is a great cook (chiles relents!!) Rigo serves your ice drinks pool-side,pretty music at adjustable volume plays gently in the back grounds, there's a movie after lunch (thousands to choose from) and gentle breezes bethe you.And no one is trying to sell you crappy trinkets on the beach; we're going back.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The villa is located in the residential area of Real de Conchas Chinas, beginning of Conchas Chinas (The Beverlly Hills of Vallarta!).

Whale watching is from April to December (dates varies).

Guests at the Villa can enjoy complimentary entrance to the famed Vallarta Botanical Gardens, a must see if you are a nature lover (flowers, plants, birds, wild life, great bar & restaurant, Tequila testing, shop, event space and more...). Where the pines meet the palms.

Advanced reservation required.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $500

Travel medical/cancellation insurance strongly recommended. Cost from 7% of insured trip value. Please inquire.
Food, beverages, liquor and gratuities to staff are additional.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund