Bed & Kitchen (as Opposed to Breakfast) in Gringo Gulch

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Sitting area on patio with sun beds and view in the back


Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa Malia offers 3 independent bedrooms for rent, all with king size mattresses and A/C (optional at 15 USD per day). All common areas to share among guests, pets and owner.
The prices listed on this listing are per bedroom per night.

Aside from that I also have a 2 bedroom house with dipping pool available for rent as a whole (not available before 5th of May 2017). Contact me if you want pictures (prices during high season : 3'000 USD per month for 3 to 4 months rental, 2'500 USD per month for 5 to 6 months rental. For yearly rental or low season please contact me)
Minimum stay is 3 months for the two bedroom house

Here is a description of Casa Malia (in which I rent 3 independent bedrooms):
As you enter the main level you will find a designer kitchen, largely scaled great room and a charming interior courtyard with a fountain and a 1/2 bath. The next level, or the Patio level is perhaps the focal point of the Casa with a 1,400 sq. feet (130 m2) patio including a large covered area with seating for 8, a dipping pool with both a swim up bar and an outside bar, a water sunning ledge, a second fully equipped kitchen with a BBQ and 2 bedrooms. This kitchen is for the sole use of the guests.
The 2 en-suite bedrooms on this level are the Saints’ Room and the Garden Room. The top level of the house has another two en-suite bedrooms, the Jaguar Room and Malia Room (presently occupied by owner and pets).

Here is a description of the 2 bedroom house up for rent as a whole:
1st floor: reading room + one en-suite bedroom with 2 single beds (they can be joined up to form a king size bed)
2nd floor: TV room, 1/2 bathroom, well-furnished kitchen with a dishwasher, terrace with dipping pool and table for 6
3rd floor: master bedroom with king size bed + private terrace
House has internet
No cable TV though. TV is used to watch movies that I have on a hard drive, also has chrome cast enabling you to visualize what you have on your pc (like Netflix)
No A/C either, but fans everywhere which are amply sufficient during the autumn/winter seasons.
The house is attached to mine, so if you need anything you know where to find me
Utilities and maid service not included
If you need a garage I can also supply that at no extra cost
The kitchen has everything you might need. There is also a BBQ on terrace

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking only allowed on terrace only if it does not bother the other guests...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered:

    a dozen of cats and a dog already live on the premises. Pets are allowed provided they are well behaved. A deposit of 100 USD will be asked upon arrival and returned upon departure if no damage has been made....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Jaguar bedroom: 1 king

    safe available...moreless

  • Saints bedroom: 1 king

    Safe available...moreless

  • Garden bedroom: 1 king

    Safe available...moreless

  • each bedroom has a king size bed, its own unique bathroom and a safe

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Jaguar bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Saints bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Garden bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Every bathroom has a shower gel dispenser and a shampoo dispenser. I try to get products that are paraben free and as natural as possible....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The cleaning lady comes twice a week. This is a guesthouse, the bedrooms are for rent, not the house as a whole. I live in this house with my pets I also have a 2 bedroom house with a dipping pool available for rent. Please contact me to get pictures and prices on this rental...moreless


  • Books:

    Large selection of books available, in French and English...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    card games available...moreless

  • Music Library:

    There is a Bose player available on terrace, where you can plug in your ipod or MP3...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen available in living room...moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    View on Puerto Vallarta Zona Romantica and a bit of the ocean...moreless

  • Water View:

    View on the Cuale river and the island...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    the kitchen and dining area are all on the patio level, where the dipping pool is. You can use the kitchen bar or pool bar for your meals, or the lounge area. 4 stools are available for that purpose....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Each bedroom has its air conditioning unit available for an extra 15 USD per day...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The only TV available is in the living room. It has Netflix and is also connected to a hard drive which has a large selection of movies and TV shows. I also have a blue ray/dvd player. No cable TV...moreless

  • Telephone:

    the land line can be used to make local calls but also to Canada and USA, provided it is to another land line (no cell phones)...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker:

    Electrical coffee machine...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All the usual available. Should you need something special ask me and I'll probably have it in my kitchen....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen on the patio level is for the exclusive use of guests...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The basic alimentary elements will be provided. Like : salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, olive oil and vinegar...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    A refrigerator with a freezer compartment is reserved for the sole use of the guests...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    large deck where dipping pool/lounge area/kitchen are ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Dipping pool with 3 stools inside...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 25 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
May 1 - Nov 18, 2016
2 night min stay
Christmas holidays
Dec 16 - Jan 1, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100


This is a guesthouse that has 3 independent bedrooms available for rental. The owner lives in the 4th bedroom

Air conditioning is optional and comes at an additional rate of 15 USD per day

I also have a separate 2 bedroom house for rent (with dipping pool), located right next to my guest house. Please contact me in order to get the prices and pictures.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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Casa Malia was completely remodeled in 2006 and is located in Gringo Gulch (made famous by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton). Facing south, the Casa has 180 degree views of the Sierra Madre Mountains, the Cuale River, Banderas Bay and much of the town.

It is located in the hill above the Cuale Island, in an area called Gringo Gulch, 10 minutes’ walk away from the Romantic Zone and from the beach. People say the area with its cobbled streets and mix of big beautiful houses belonging to foreigners and small simple Mexican houses, remind them of villages in Europe. Due to its partly Mexican neighborhood, you will sometimes hear singing, roosters, dogs barking, and of course, the church’s bells on Sundays and other Catholic holy days.

This neighborhood has kept some of its authenticity, everyone knows each other and greets one another.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: The hostess of Casa Malia is Beni, I am a French woman who after travelling the world for several years decided to settle down for a while in Puerto Vallarta. I can help you out in your everyday life in Puerto Vallarta and also for choosing your next holiday destination. Your other hosts will be slightly furrier, a dozen cats and one real mellow dog girl: Ushie. Ushie loves having guests as they are a constant supply of cuddles and treats All of my pets are rescues. Sometimes there might be another pet that I will be fostering until it finds its permanent home. I am pretty involved in various associations that rescue pets throughout the area (Puro Gato, Angelicat, LADRA, Peace Animals, Mexpup, Acopio). Casa Malia is a pet friendly home, any pet, provided it is well behaved, is welcomed here at no extra fee (but a deposit will be asked of you that will be given back upon your departure if your pet has caused no damages). If you are seeking to adopt you have found the perfect place to help you in your search (please do not buy pets, it makes puppy mills develop even more and stops a pet from getting saved and loved).

Why the Owner Chose Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico:
I visited several properties before picking this one. It seemed perfect for my needs to create an intimate guesthouse. Offering a magnificent view over the Sierras Madre mountains and part of Puerto Vallarta. As a European the charm of the neighborhood was unbeatable. I love the fact that during my walks I will salute most people and chat with some. It is a life that has a human dimension. I was burnt out on big cities after having lived 15 years in Paris.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
I can help you if you want to do activities that are a bit different. Among my favorites are: the Botanical Garden; the hike to Las Animas; the little creeks of Conchas Chinas where the water is crystal clear, also calmer so that you can enjoy swimming in safer conditions if the waves make you feel uneasy. And as time goes by, I learn new little getaways… Maybe you will feel like having a little ‘party’ of your own with the other guests of the house (there are only 3 bedrooms available for guests, so that you quickly get to know one another) and make your own meal or get some Mexican lady to come over and prepare you a delicious Mexican meal. Casa Malia guesthouse is a home where you can have company if you want to, or enjoy a nice moment alone. Even if you are by yourself and are too shy to travel or go to a nice charming place, don’t be. I totally know the feeling, during my travels I had to deal with that all the time. I will make sure you feel nice and cosy, and if you want to, I will make you share some of my personal life. My hope is to transform Casa Malia into a place where people feel in harmony together and with their surroundings. That’s why I did not want a bigger place, I wanted something intimate. Hope to welcome you very soon in Casa Malia !

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

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  • Sitting area on patio with sun beds and view in the back

    Sitting area on patio with sun beds and view in the back

  • Sunbed with dipping pool in the back

    Sunbed with dipping pool in the back

  • Dipping pool with guests kitchen in the background and owner's private terrace

    Dipping pool with guests kitchen in the background and owner's private terrace

  • Half bathroom on 1st floor

    Half bathroom on 1st floor

  • 1st floor. Owner's kitchen in background

    1st floor. Owner's kitchen in background

  • 1st floor patio with fountain. Cats main play area

    1st floor patio with fountain. Cats main play area

  • Saints bedroom

    Saints bedroom

  • Garden bedroom

    Garden bedroom

  • Garden room bathroom

    Garden room bathroom

  • Jaguar bedroom

    Jaguar bedroom

  • Jaguar bedroom bathroom

    Jaguar bedroom bathroom

  • View from the house on sierras Madre and part of Puerto Vallarta

    View from the house on sierras Madre and part of Puerto Vallarta

  • Patio sitting area with dipping pool in the back

    Patio sitting area with dipping pool in the back

  • Turtles swim up bar

    Turtles swim up bar

  • Patio kitchen for guests

    Patio kitchen for guests

  • 1st floor, with Oma (left) and Ushie (right). Oma left us soon afterwards.

    1st floor, with Oma (left) and Ushie (right). Oma left us soon afterwards.

  • 1st floor, cats favorite dormitory and play area

    1st floor, cats favorite dormitory and play area

  • Saints bedroom

    Saints bedroom

  • Saints bedroom bathroom

    Saints bedroom bathroom

  • Garden bedroom with papaya tree behind!

    Garden bedroom with papaya tree behind!

  • Stairs going from Patio level to Jaguar and hostess bedrooms

    Stairs going from Patio level to Jaguar and hostess bedrooms

  • Jaguar bedroom

    Jaguar bedroom

  • View on calle Cuauhtemoc from the balcony

    View on calle Cuauhtemoc from the balcony

  • Sunset from home

    Sunset from home

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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