7 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Jacuzzi, Heated Pool, Ocean, Mountain and City View
Ramuncho (Ray) Careme
- english, french, spanish, English, French, Spanish
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; certified in AMPI and Conocer. Love the water, sailing, boating, snorkeling, diving... love the outdoors, nature... Have been coming in Puerto Vallarta for over 25 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...
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Our experience at hacienda Los santos was amazing. Way beyond our expectations. The property itself is beautiful, has amazing views, very clean, and is wonderfully decorated. Rigo and Miguel took care of all our needs and made sure we didn’t lack anything. Highly recommend!
Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the villa and its staff. If we can improve or change anything you may think of to make the experience even better; we would be delighted to oblige. We thrive in making our guests' vacation very enjoyable and memorable. Thanks again,
We hope to be able to host your group in a near future,
What a pleasure it was to pull up to such a grand place. Views to die for, pampered like a king- We didn’t want to leave.
Thank you Clint, It was great to host your group and getting to meet you. We are so pleased you enjoyed the villa and its staff. I made sure to let the staff know how much you enjoyed their service. If you think of anything we can do to improve our services, please share with us. We're looking forward to future visits. Thank you, Ray & Michael; and staff
Paradise on the Hill
We had a wonderful family retreat at Hacienda de los Santos. The pictures truly don't do the view justice and the New Year's fireworks were spectacular! It was great to simply relax and let the friendly and knowledgeable staff take care of all of our needs. We will definitely return for another visit!
Hello Todd, Karen,
Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the villa and it’s staff. If we can improve or change anything to accommodate our guests needs; I would love any feedbacks. Again, thank you for choosing Hacienda de los Santos for your vacation.
Looking forward to host you again in the future;
Best for 2019,
Hacienda de los Santos was magical! Exceeded our very high expectations!
From the moment we crossed the threshold until the moment we said farewell to Rigo and Miguel 7 days later, we were enraptured by Hacienda de Los Santos. The house is beautiful and perfectly situated, with drop dead views of the Bay of Banderas, spectacular sunsets and the twinkling city lights of Puerto Vallarta. The layout invites outdoor relaxation and dining. We marveled at the Spanish-style architecture, with its gorgeous tiles, arches, mirrors, and high ceilings, yet we found the house to be warm, inviting and replete with modern conveniences. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious, comfortable and beautifully-designed.
We loved swimming in the infinity pool and hanging out in the hot tub. We even arranged for a yoga teacher to come to lead us in our practice on the beautiful terrace facing the sea!
But all 8 of us agree that what made our stay so relaxing and memorable was the staff. Rigo anticipated our every need, was responsive to special requests, and he did so with professionalism, expertise, and importantly, with grace and a smile. Miguel prepared breakfasts and dinners that were not only beautiful to look at, but also varied and beyond delicious. Rosa did a great job of tidying up, and she did so in a non intrusive way.
The only regret we have is that we couldn’t stay longer.
Thank you very much for taking the time out of your schedule to leave us such a nice review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the villa and its staff. Rigo, Miguel and Rosa thrive in making our guests’ experience the most delightful and memorable. We hope to be able to host your group in a very near future. Thanks again for your visit and business, Best for 2019.
The property is beautiful. Views from the house are breathtaking and while private, the house is only 10 minutes from the heart of Puerto Vallarta. We had 5 couples and all loved the place. The house staff was exceptional. Rigo was always available to respond to our every need and Miquel, the chef, was accommodating and his food was 5 star quality. We hope to return next year.
Thank you very much for your feedback David,
We are very pleased you enjoyed the villa and its staff. We thrive in making our guests’ experience the most enjoyable and memorable. We've added a few amenities like bathroom kits, coffee in rooms and past guests have also enjoyed our new Chef Miguel's extensive menu. Guests seem to stay at the villa more often now for amazing meals. I will make sure the staff receives your compliments. We hope to see you in a near future,
Ray, Michael and all the staff
The property, view, and staff was amazing! The ambiance of this vacation villa nestled in the mountains of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco will leave you breathless and speechless. The architect and decor was exquisite, and fresh flowers in every part of the home added that extra touch. Chef Miguel was a master at creating every delightful, and flavorful requested meal. All with the extra added touch of the outstanding food presentation. Rigo the house attendant was amazing and never left a stone unturned. Rigo provided outstanding and exceptional service, by fulfilling every request that we had, hands down the best! Rosa, the house keeper was great! The home was immaculate, and fully stocked with all your personal needs right at your fingertips. All of our requests and needs were met each and every day! There are not enough words that can explain my vacation experience in sure paradise! It definitely has to be experienced. I want to personally thank Rigo, Chef Miguel and beautiful Rosa for making my stay in Puerto Vallarta beyond AMAZING!
Bruce & Nicole P.
Dallas Texas 9/17/18
Hello Bruce & Nicole,
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed the villa and its staff. Thank you for being so nice to Rigo, Rosa and Miguel. They truly enjoyed serving you and hope to see you in a near future. Thank you for your feedback on the villa overall and especially for our Chef Miguel. We are very proud to be able to offer our guests a gourmet Chef; not just a cook. We will have a menu sample soon.
We hope to be able to host you another time soon,
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).
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. www.VBGardens.org
If you can meet the curator, founder; please do. He is an amazing man!