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Private Beach - Pool - Personal Staff - Amazing Chef - Free Suburban

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Five plus bedroom suites, views, pool, beach, staff, 24 hr. security

Welcome to Casa de Amigos, an incredible place to call home for your next vacation getaway. Located in the secure, gated community of Punta del Burro, the villa overlooks one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. Situated just 35 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta Airport, 10 minutes from Punta de Mita, 20 minutes from Sayulita, and minutes from La Cruz; this is in an ideal location for enjoying the best that Bay of Banderas has to offer.

At Casa de Amigos we try to remove as much of the hassle from traveling as possible. We will pick your group up at the airport in our brand new Suburban (April 2017) and take you back to the house. We take care of all the grocery shopping before you arrive so that everything is ready and waiting at the house when you get there. Imagine coming home after a long day of travel to an ice cold margarita with your favorite tequila, enjoying chips with fresh guacamole and salsa, and a beautiful sunset off the patio. That is exactly what we provide at Casa de Amigos. To top it off, we include the use of our Suburban, to use as your own at no extra cost to you.

The home is very spacious and features five bedrooms and six baths. There is a private state-of-the-art heated saltwater pool for your enjoyment, and plenty of room to relax outside enjoying the weather and the view. This pool doesn't burn your eyes or damage your hair like a typical chlorine pool can.

Rosa and Gilberto, and their daughter Liliana, who serve as your staff, will work to make sure your stay at Casa de Amigos goes off without a hitch. Gilberto will meet you and drive you home from the airport in a Suburban that is yours to drive throughout your stay at no extra charge. He will help out around the house and serve you and your guests drinks from the bar. Rosa is a fabulous chef and will provide you with your choice of delicious, home-cooked meals twice daily. There are a variety of wonderful restaurants, markets, and fabulous beaches within a short drive if you feel like exploring. We have several Tommy Bahama backpack-style beach chairs and four large beach umbrellas that you can bring to and from the many beautiful beaches in the area or set them up and watch the surfers on the beach just below the house.

Since purchasing the house in 2014, we have continually invested into renovating and improving the home. We have installed a brand new heated pool and have more than doubled the amount of deck space. We have expanded the breakfast/cocktail patio and have added some nice lounge furniture to enjoy the sunsets. We have renovated every bathroom in the house with new sinks, toilets, and mirrors. We will continue to improve the house and property as we move forward in order to make the Casa de Amigos experience even better.

We purchased the lot adjacent to ours and have landscaped the space to have the feeling of a beautiful park. We have planted a variety of flowers and fruit trees to offer a unique experience and maximum relaxation.

Bring the Whole Family! Casa de Amigos is a great place for families. The house is equipped with two Pack n' Plays as well two car seats for your airport pickup. There is also an additional smaller bedroom (not included in the listing of 5) that has two twin beds and a trundle (and a great view!) that would be perfect for children.

Whether you want to come to ride the waves or relax at the beach or by the pool, Casa de Amigos is the place for you. Please contact us or call (970) 948-1634 to plan your visit.

NOTE: The list price includes one airport pickup and one airport drop-off per group for up to 8 people. Should you have multiple flight times/dates, or a very large group, you will need to hire additional transportation. Grabbing a taxi or private Suburban at the airport is a piece of cake, or if time permits, we offer additional airport pickups and drop-offs at $75 per trip. Please let us know in advance if your group will have multiple arrivals or departures and we will help coordinate with you. Our normal check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out is 11:00am. More often than not, we are able to accommodate earlier arrivals and later departures, free of charge. Rosa and Gilberto's day off is usually Sunday, but if your flight comes in or departs then, we can make arrangements for them to take another day. We recommend each guest contribute $6-10 per day to the staff for gratuity, assuming they are highly satisfied with the services. So far, every one of our guests have absolutely has had a great experience with Rosa, Gilberto, and Liliana. Thanks!

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Jamie Nims
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Jamie Nims

We are the Nims family. We have been homeowners in the Puerto Vallarta area since the 1970's. Our family loves taking advantage of all of the beauty and fun that the region has to offer, and we are sure that you will too!

Jamie Nims purchased this house in 2014

Why Jamie Nims chose Bahía de Banderas

We purchased this property from Kathy Young, who still owns Casa de las Abuelas, in 2014. We have every intention of continuing the tradition of outstanding service that her clients have come to know for more than 15 years.

What makes this house unique

This home includes a 2017 Chevy Suburban, car seats, airport pickup and drop off, and a full time staff.



Bahía de Banderas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • 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 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Oceanview Master Suite - 1 king , Master suite features a king bed and a balcony
    Oceanview Suite 3 - 1 king , This suite features a king bed and balcony
    Oceanview suite 5 - 2 twin/ single , Suite features two twins and a balcony
    Oceanview Suite 2 - 1 king , This suite features a king bed and a balcony
    Oceanview Suite 4 - 1 king , This suite features a king bed. Situated off outdoor patio
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bedrooms all air-conditioned, DVD player, WiFi, free phone service to US, pool, beach towels, 7 Tommy Bahama beach chairs, three large beach umbrellas, charcoal BBQ, three person staff, free use of 2017 Suburban


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Lovely Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family and I planned a last minute get away to Casa de Amigos. The owner, Jamie, was very responsive and helped me pull this off in less than two weeks. The property is beautiful, spacious and decorated very nicely. The pool was the perfect temperature.

Gilberto and Rosa are lovely and very helpful. I echo the other reviews that Rosa's cooking is amazing. I looked forward to dinner every night and recommend the enchiladas!

There's a beach a very short walk from the house, but we also took the SUV to nearby beach (1 mile down the road). It's a good walking beach, has a small restaurant and you can rent an umbrella.

Couldn't have asked for a nicer place or nicer people. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome house

  • 5 of 5

There was a big group of us staying here for my sisters bachelorette trip and it was everything we could ask for! The house is so awesome, safe and a great location in a gated community. It is right along the beach with a great pool! Rosa and Gilberto were the sweetest people and made the most outstanding meals and drinks! We loved them! There isn't anything we would change about the house, location the whole trip in general! We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from the most Wonderful vacation. Celebrated my 40th birthday with a group of friends. So many great memories so much fun. The house was perfect and the staff was amazing. Jamie recommended a restaurant to us it was outstanding. Kind of asked for more will definitely be returning. Can’t wait to book our next trip !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The place was awesome , Gilberto and rosa cooking was the best . Jamie was the greatest host ever , very responsive any time of the day , overall experience couldn't have been any better !

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in August 2017 with a group of 7. Everything was AMAZING: the house itself (large, clean, and beautiful), the location (about 60 seconds away from the beach and a short stroll down the beach to Burros to surf), the Suburban (a new, clean large vehicle that easily fit our whole group), and MOST OF ALL Rosa and Gilberto! From picking us up from the airport (which was a flawless experience) to cooking incredibly delicious meals every day to restocking the house with our favorite snacks, beer and tequila as often as needed. They truly made this vacation an unforgettable experience. I don't think I'll ever be able to take another vacation without a duo like this! They even joined us for dinner one night (at our request) and we had some really great "Spanglish" conversation at the outdoor table. I just can't stop thinking about how great it was and how soon I'd like to go back.

The pool was amazing and bathwater warm and had really cool lights that came on automatically each night.

The house was clearly treated with pesticides to keep the bugs away because they were quite minimal throughout the trip despite being prevalent outside the grounds.

There were even a few boogie boards, pool floats and surfboards that we used until we got to town to rent our own.

We felt safe 100% of the time at the property and the guards at the entrance were friendly and helpful.

There was some construction going on nearby that went on most of the day and was a little loud, but it didn't start early enough to disturb our sleep and didn't cause too much bother. It's certainly nothing the house or owners can control and the construction workers' spanish music coming from their boom box was a pleasant addition to our afternoons on the pool deck :).

If you're thinking of booking a trip here, DO IT NOW! You will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved, loved, loved this house. Just came back from spending an amazing two weeks here.

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, everything about this trip was amazing! We travel as a large group (13 people, including 3 young ones, two teens) yet everyone felt comfortable from the beginning. Rosa and Gil were a huge part of what made our two weeks at Casa de Amigos memorable. They were both there ready to handle any of our many needs and requests. Rosa's food is amazing, Gilberto's drinks are the best and their daughter Liliana made sure our rooms were ready and clean every day we were there. The many positive reviews and pictures of this place don't do it justice, beautiful house in a beautiful setting. The one suggestion we have as a group is

It would be nice if Rosa had a stove with a working oven. She was willing and able to accommodate our large group's meal choices (she was super flexible about cooking separate meals for vegetarians in our party), we felt bad that she had to cook some of the food on the stovetop when a working oven would have been so helpful. We will definitely be returning in the near future. Great job making us feel right at home Rosa, Gil and Liliana!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adrian, Thanks for the great review! We hope to have you back again soon! I wanted to point out that we actually do have an oven. We bought a brand new one when we bought the house, but Rosa is very much a traditional style Mexican chef and prefers to use the stovetop or the grill for just about everything! Thanks so much! Jamie
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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