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La Vida is a very quiet high end residential community on the beach with privacy

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Large Home With Oversized Bedrooms Quiet and Secure & Private

We had been going to Puerto Vallarta and then we discovered Bucerias which is only 20 minutes from the airport. Off the plane and in the house or on the beach in 30 minutes! We like being able to walk to many really great restaurants or take a 10 minute bus ride to the fish market in La Cruz for the freshest tuna and seafood you can buy. We like Bucerias but we also like to have first class lodging and amenities. This is the place. Everything you need for a great beach and sun vacation is here. Our home is new and fully furnished. Each bedroom has its own luxurious bathroom as well as a large screen tv. Full wifi, dishwasher, laundry and grill. You will not be disappointed.

Don Unger
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2018

About Don Unger

We have vacationed in Bucerias for the past 6 years and we keep coming back because it is just such a fun friendly beach town. We live in Colorado which we also love but we like Mexico and the beach as well.

Don Unger purchased this house in 2015

Why Don Unger chose Bucerías

Casa Iguana is within a 23 home gated planned community in the heart of Bucerias. It could not be more convenient to beach, shopping, restaurants and all kinds of water related activities. We especially like to take the local bus (9 Pesos or about $0.60) to La Cruze and rent a sailboat or buy the best and freshest tuna you can buy. Just steps away from the beach which is 7 miles of walkable beach. At the end of the day we still want to come home to the comforts of a first class home with all of the amenities that you would expect from a luxury residence. Eat in with a full deluxe kitchen with Viking range and full size frig. Everything you need to cook in or to have a local cook come in and fix a feast. Or, walk 5 to 10 minutes to a wide variety of restaurants. Fish or pork Tacos for 10 to 20 Pesos or a fine French dinner for $15 or $20.

What makes this house unique

Private beach club, all restaurants and shopping within walking distance but taxi's are easily available and inexpensive. You are living in a luxury residence but also enjoying the fun of being in a real friendly and safe Mexican town.


Bucerías House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 and 1/2 bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    TV Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size fold out couch in the TV room.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • We will allow up to 6 adults and 2 children. 3 full bedrooms plus pull out couch/bed in TV room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is a place to relax, read, enjoy the beach, enjoy the town of Bucerias and the lovely people. This is not an all-inclusive, party, tourist type property.


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La Vida is a very quiet high end residential community on the beach with privacy
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Property is beautiful and the staff was attentive, kind and helpful. Of course bucerias was its lovely self.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time at Casa Iguana last week. The house is very well appointed and the perfect spot to relax. While we didn’t venture into town, we spent most of our time swimming, walking on the beach and enjoying the magnificent sunsets. We opted to have our meals catered and I was very impressed with Chef Miriam. Perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Please come back soon.
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Picture perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Six girlfriends stayed in Casa Iguana to celebrate our 60th birthdays. What a treat! We can't say enough about what a gorgeous property this is and what a fabulous time we had!

The house is huge with lots of room to spread out. It's beautifully finished from the comfortable stylish furnishings to the high-end kitchen and massive marble and wood bathrooms. The main living area has a peaked roof and fully retractable glass doors to the deck and plunge pool - what a delightfully open and airy space!

The building has good security and the pool area and beach are first rate. We spent many happy hours relaxing on the comfortable deck chairs and lazing in the infinity pool. The beach is relatively quiet and you can walk for miles! We swam in the ocean most days - the bottom is all sand, no rocks to worry about.

The town of Bucerias is charming - full of local art shops and excellent restaurants with very reasonable prices. We visited a number of markets in the area and took the local bus to Sayulita to watch the surfers.

The owner, Don, was incredibly helpful from the moment we contacted him and throughout our visit. We were warmly welcomed and Don made sure that every detail of our stay was attended to quickly and efficiently. Don is a great ambassador for Bucerias and we have no hesitation in highly recommending Casa Iguana; its location and amenities ensure that you'll enjoy a most memorable stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay at Casa Iguana

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven adults and one toddler stayed at Casa Iguana for a week in January 2016. We had a very enjoyable time and hope to return in the future. The house was spacious and very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed daily maid service as well as included wifi. The view from the deck was beautiful and the plunge pool was relaxing. A short walk away, the beach club had an infinity pool and comfortable lounge chairs that provided a choice of sun or shade. The beach was clean, never crowded and you could walk in either direction for miles. Casa Iguana is in a beautifully landscaped gated community. The manager, Monica, checked in on us regularly and was most helpful in making sure were were comfortable and enjoying our stay. Mimi, the housekeeper, was very sweet and made us some delicious guacamole. Bucerias is an enjoyable little Mexican town with friendly people. There are lots of cute artisan shops as well as restaurants and bars within walking distance. The owners provided a welcome binder with house instructions as well as useful tips for the local area. Don was also very helpful during the booking process and leading up to our stay answering my many questions promptly and patiently. Our family had a wonderful vacation here and would highly recommend Casa Iguana to others considering a vacation in Bucerias.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You. We are glad you enjoyed our home and we look forward to your next visit to Bucerias.
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The property was beautiful. Very well maintained . I really liked having the security.

  • 4 of 5

Our condo was just lovely and very comfortable.

However I would suggest putting blinds on the Kitchen window as it is very bright in the morning. Also blinds in the dinning room. It wasn't very private, people could see us .

I brought my elderly parents with me and they did find it hard to hang up their clothes in the closets. The hanging racks are very high.

Overall the condo was very clean and well maintained.Mimi was such a delight and she looked after the condo beautifully. I was such a pleasure having her look after us.

My only disappointment was the construction outside the condo. It was very loud and it was very hard for my parents to rest. Also the workers were able to see into our condo so that was not good.

I would recommend staying here , the location is great to restaurants, and the beach is beautiful. I would however inquire if there was any scheduled construction to take place.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You. We are glad you enjoyed our home and we look forward to your next visit to Bucerias.
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Perfect home for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Casa Iguana is equipped with every conceivable luxury to make your stay perfect. We had the good fortune to spend New Years in Bucerias and Casa Iguana surpassed our expectations. Our family - two teenagers and my husband and I, immediately fell in love with this beautiful home. Being steps away from town or the beach kept everyone happy! We were welcomed warmly and cannot say enough about the care shown in all aspects of our stay.

The ocean view was spectacular. The beach club and pool felt like our private oasis.

We loved it and would highly recommend Casa Iguana and La Vida! A perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Flamingos, (Litibu and Punta de Mita 20 minutes)
Nearest Restaurant
Many great restaurants steps away
Nearest Beach
on the beach
Car: not necessary

La Vida is a very high quality, quiet and secure development behind good security and you will feel safe walking everywhere in town. The sunsets are amazing and the restaurants and the people are wonderful. The beach is 7 miles long for walking. Puerto Vallarta is 20 minutes by taxi or bus. There is no need to rent a car as the village and a wide variety of great restaurants are within easy walking distance. Golf is only 7 minutes away by taxi. This is a very quiet upscale residential community with only 23 homes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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