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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 seven 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 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 just 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 have just purchased (April 2017) 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. Thanks!

More Details

Jamie Nims
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 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 Nayarit

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 Chevy Suburban, car seats, airport pickup and drop off, a chef, a bartender/gardener/general helper.


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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Each bedroom features full bath, ocean view, and a balcony. Twin combinations can me made into a king bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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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average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews
Brighton, Colorado

Best views and staff I have ever had!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second trip to this property, and for good reason. The house is the perfect set up for a group including ample space for kids. Beach is fantastic and we had it all to ourselves. This trip we watched turtles each night and one evening a pod of dolphins were jumping! We went to Sayulita one day and realized we just liked being at the house better! Rosa and Gilberto are the icing on the cake, food was amazing as were the fresh margaritas, daquaris and pina coladas! This time we explored the beach that is just up the road and was a great place to hang out for the day. We were happy, full and exhausted every single day. That's a good vacation!! We are always planning our next trip back, this house is our favorite in Mexico!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Park, Texas

I could go on and on . . .

  • 5 of 5

From the planning phases to actually staying at Casa Amigos, we had the absolute BEST experience you could hope for. The house owner (Jamie) was super about answering all our questions before going, and gave us some great tips for eating out, excursions, and beaches to visit. Rosa & Gilberto (cook/caretaker) were AMAZING. So friendly! Two days back and we are already missing her cooking. We took our kids and their spouses, as well as our 8 mon old grandson. the house was perfectly comfortable for us all. We can wait to go again and take our adult friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay for the entire family!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I LOVED staying at Casa de Amigos. The house is beautiful and as described. So much space, patios off each bedroom, a saltwater pool, and a 2 min walk from the beach. We couldn't have been more thrilled. We ranged in ages from 80 to 2 and each one of us found the house and Rosa and Gilberto to be welcoming, charming, and fun! The suburban was a nice touch. Although, we barely felt the need to take it out as we were so happily situated in the house or on the beach. I would say the one thing I was surprised by was that Rosa and Gilberto spoke primarily Spanish and I was thankful for my minimal ability to speak Spanish. However, even those who didn't speak one bit of Spanish found themselves able to communicate well-enough as Rosa and Gilberto knew many English words and phrases and would look things up on google translator if we couldn't figure it out. And, while this surprised me, I was glad for the ability to feel a little more steeped in the culture. One of the fun adventures we had was my brother and father going fishing one day. Gilberto set it up, took them, picked them up, and Rosa cooked the fish into fish tacos and ceviche. Yum! We will definitely be coming back. Thanks for all the great communication and flexibility, Jamie!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 adults and 2 children ( 3 & 5) and our dog (Friday) stayed at Casa De Amigos for a one week, regrettably it wasn't longer...Jamie (the owner) was so easy to communicate with, always got back to us right away with our questions......Rosa and Gilberto are absolutely amazing..... Rosa is a fantastic cook, everything was so delicious, we all loved the pancakes and bacon, Gilberto makes killer margaritas and Pina Coladas and he also freshly squeezes orange juice for breakfast...they are both so accommodating....some of us went on a road trip shopping with was fun and we got the lay of the land so we decided to ventured out on our own in the suburban to find Destiladeras Beach that Jamie told us about.....WOW !!!! so beautiful...It is about a 5 min drive down the road and so worth it....there is a little restaurant there or you can also rent a table, umbrella and four chairs for 150 pesos for the day and bring your own beverages and snacks.

Every morning we would walk the beach just below the house, with our dog to do some beachcombing....found lots a beautiful shells and rocks.

There was tons of room in the house for all of us, everyone had their own bedroom and bathroom and we hung out on the deck and around the pool for most of the day until it was time for one of Rosa's fabulous dinners. We all enjoyed the saltwater pool....there was a bit of an issue for the first couple days...but the pool maintenance people we called and it was quickly fixed.....

It was an absolutely fantastic family vacation and we would definitely come back for our next family vacation.

Thanks again to Rosa, Gilberto, liliana and Jamie for one of our greatest vacations.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of both worlds!

  • 5 of 5

My brother and my family (3 adults and 2 children, ages 9 and 6) rented this villa in Feb 2017. From the start we were taken care of by Gilberto & Rosa. These two are an amazing team! Chefs and bartender title does NOT do them justice...they made the most amazing food and drink. Make sure to have Gilberto's famous margaritas and pina coladas! Everything Rosa made was amazing but I loved the stuffed peppers and anything with shrimp...and the Ceviche was amazing! The food was unreal...and that is with children in tow. My son has multiple allergies (egg, dairy and nuts) and Rosa worked around it with no issues. My sister and her family Facetime'd us and decided to fly out 2 days into our trip as it looked so amazing. She brought her two children as well (9 months, 2 years). We all had an amazing time! It was so awesome to have the privacy of a personal villa allowing us with young children to still enjoy the fun even during naptime and yet we had our own personal chef that was WAY better than any resort buffet. The place was beautiful - we loved it - and Rosa & Gilberto made it a perfect get-away; especially for this Mom! My son, husband and brother all went surfing and just as promised, were up and going immediately. Next time we go, I am surfing too ;). Thank you!

p.s. they have some lifejackets, playpens, a baby floater, body boards, and car seats - helps to lighten your packing if they have the right size for your child!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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  • 5 of 5

First of all, communicating with Jamie before the trip was totally enjoyable. Quick responses, always answering my many questions and concerns... even answered the phone when we were coming from the airport and sent a pin to find the house....

We had 8 adults & 6 kids from 1-14. So much room for everyone to spread out and move around, and yet the bedrooms were private.... and one minute your room would be a mess and the next time you went back in, liliana had zipped in quietly and made the bed and cleaned everything up. (Even the grand-daughters dollies and stuffed toys in their places on the pillows. so sweet!) rosa and gilberto were on top of the food for sure. everything so tastey and well prepared.... they would quietly clean up.... then check with us what we might like for the next meal and what they could grab for us at the store. they welcomed our requests and Rosa was amazing at knowing just how much to prepare, and....always enough left over to raid the fridge for lunch the next day.

The pool was perfect.... (can't be helped to get the tiles wet tho around the edges and so that was always a concern not to slip.) great outside spaces to lounge in the sun or the shade.... we went down to the beach a few times, but it was so easy to just hang out at the house. quiet and private.... close to some of those neighboring towns for adventures.

The whole family had such a wonderful time together thanks to all the amenities this rental has to offer.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bahía de Banderas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season 2018
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

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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