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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!

More Details

Jamie Nims
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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, Tommy Bahama beach chairs, three large beach umbrellas, charcoal BBQ, three person staff, free use of 2017 Suburban


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private Beach - Pool - Personal Staff - Amazing Chef - Free Suburban
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews

Above expectations in every way

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful private secure and peaceful place to stay and enjoy traditional cooking as well as the surrounding areas. The house is perfectly situated so you feel you are alone and private from the neighbours. The vehicle was a nice touch allowing us to explore San pancho, punta demita, puarta vallarta and the sandy beach 5 minutes to the south of us.

We were able to navigate around to stores and places at our leisure. Our host Rosa, Gilberto made us feel at home and fed us very well.

The home is very safe, Jamie has thought of everything from treated water in the whole house and a pool that is perfect for sun and shade. Awoke to sunrise every morning and slipped into bed after sunset every night feeling relaxed and satisfied. The whole neighbourhood is friendly and welcoming. Treated to large whales breaching everyday right in front of us. Captain Thomas took us to the island for viewing, fishing, snorkelling and swimming making us feel safe and well cared for. The island is off limits Monday and Tuesday for landing on the beach FYI.

Sayulta was our most favourite place to visit, don't miss you it, have a drink on the beach, best shopping for ladies. Enjoy

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable Friend’s Luxery Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week in Casa de Amigos! We could not have asked for a better week! Everything was pure perfection and top notch! The house stunning, the views from all vistas were breathtaking, and the layout was perfect for our group! We were able to enjoy meals together, but still have our own area for relaxation! The grounds are lush and the pool was perfect!! What really made the whole vacation was the staff and Home owner! Jamie was great to work with during the booking process and was so helpful during our stay! We tried several of his restaurant recommendations and were not disappointed! Rosa and Gill’s partnership was spot on and they really treated us like family! Rosa’s cooking was better than any restaurant and she was willing to teach us some of her tricks! I am already having withdrawals from their fresh margaritas, guacamole, and ceviche! They became like family and it was very hard to say goodbye! Their exceptional hospitality is what made this trip one of our best trips to Mexico!! We will miss seeing whales off the terrace, eating fresh fruit, sipping coffee while watching the sunrise, and mostly we will miss Rosa’s laugh and Gill’s smile! We will be back and are not sure we could ever do a resort after staying at Casa de Amigos! It was a great trip and one we will never forget! Thank you Jamie, Rose, Gilberto, and Lillianna!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the best vacation of our lives!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we landed at the airport and were greeted by Gilberto we knew it would be a fantastic trip! We had 6 adults and 5 kids. The house was perfect, spacious, and we had a ton of privacy. Gilberto and Rosa make the best margaritas, guacamole, and pancakes. All the food was absolutely delicious. We arrived and all the beverages and food we requested was all there. The beach is step away and so beautiful for morning walks. We loved having the SUV to drive to a beach 2 minutes away, Punta Mita, and Sayulita. The pool is so nice, too!

I actually cried when I said goodbye to Rosa & Gilberto because they are such a special couple and they felt like family by the time we left.

I don't ever want to rent another house!

It was the BEST!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa de Amigos is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Amigos could not have been more perfect for our family Christmas in Mexico. The grounds and setting overlooking Banderos Bay were absolutely gorgeous! Whales were spotted almost every morning from the various verandas. The spacious home provided respite for our crew after busy days enjoying the beach and the non-stop fun in the pool. The layout of the bedrooms was ideal with ocean sounds for all and privacy for those who like to sleep in. Rosa and Gilberto’s hospitality and delicious cuisine spoiled us all! The privacy and cleanliness of the beach was appreciated by our beach combers, boogie boarders, and surfers. Baby turtle hatching was a highlight for all ages. After spending many hours on the beach, we then ended the afternoons around the pool. The multiple patios included areas for those who need shade, those who want to sun, or those who want a quiet spot to read. And then … Gilberto would appear with freshly made guacamole and homemade margaritas! Arriving back to reality was brutal after such an amazing experience. Our sincere thank you to Jamie and family for sharing such a special place and providing lifetime memories for our crew! Emily and family

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emily, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review! I am so happy to hear that everything was to your liking. We are always working to improve the experience for our guests. We look forward to your next visit. ¡Gracias! Jamie
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Lovely Casa, nicely appointed but lacking shade

  • 3 of 5

The Casa is very well appointed, the rooms are lovely and the furnishings are high quality. Ghiberto and Rosa are great; friendly and helpful. Having the use of the Suburban is very helpful. However there isn't really anywhere you can be outside and be in the shade anytime after about 11:00 in the morning. The pool is lovely but there really isn't anywhere outside where you can rest or read out of the sun in the afternoon. This means that unless you want to be in the sun, you are stuck inside.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about the staff and the house. I'm sorry to hear you didn't feel there was enough shade. We intentionally designed the pool area to have a good balance of sun and shade for ourselves and our guests. The outdoor space on the pool side of the house alone includes three pergolas and an oversized shade umbrella. I am sorry that wasn't adequate for your needs. Thanks for staying at Casa de Amigos! Sincerely, Jamie
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Casa Amigos Rocks!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Casa Amigos over Thanksgiving. There were two families, nine people total. There was more then enough room for all of us.

The house was very clean and all of the bedrooms were well appointed. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and all are very private.

The staff was amazing. Gilberto picked us up at the airport and brought us back when we were leaving. He makes amazing fresh squeezed orange juice for breakfast and killer margaritas.

Rosa is a wonderful chef. Her meals pleased the kids as well as the adults. She was very accommodating with types of meals and meal times. Her salsas were addictive.

The house is located in a safe area and is about a 3 minute walk to the beach. The beach chairs and beach umbrellas were a nice touch. We used them everyday. The beach directly in front of the house has rocks as you enter the ocean. At high tide it wasn't an issue getting in and out of the ocean. At low tide the rocks were more apparent. There is a sand bottom beach a five minute drive from the house that was really nice.

Overall we had a great vacation and would definitely recommend Casa Amigos for a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, Thanks so much for leaving us this review. We look forward to your next visit! Thanks! Jamie
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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