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Waterfront Villa with Stunning Ocean Views in La Penita, Nayarit, Mexico

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Our home is an oceanfront house with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and jacuzzi

We are situated on volcanic rock overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As you can imagine, the view is stunning. You can easily sit all day and watch the ocean and listen to the waves. In addition, our villa itself, is an architectural delight. The style is "Moorish" influenced, designed by the renown Mexican architect, Salvador "Cachi" Perez.

Our villa has four bedrooms, each equipped with their own private bathroom and balcony. Each room faces the ocean.

Three bedrooms are located on the second floor. The fourth bedroom is the top floor. This bedroom and its bathroom have beautiful, brick cupola (domed) ceilings.

The large outdoor veranda, with built in jacuzzi, is perfect for relaxing, enjoying dinner and drinks while watching the beautiful sunsets.

Our large living and dining rooms are comfortable and spacious with direct access to the outdoor veranda.

We are located in La Penita de Jaltemba, Nayarit Mexico. We are only 40 miles north of Puerto Vallarta.

The beauty and tranquility of the villa will just enhance your Mexican experience.

Important details:

The house is equipped with WI-FI.

Private parking in our garage.

We have a housekeeper that comes two times a week (sometimes more, sometimes less depending on the situation).

We have a bungalow on the property in which my husband or I live during the winter season. We are available to provide you any assistance you may need.

Bathroom waste bins and kitchen trash can are emptied daily.

House common areas are mopped/swept every other day.

More Details

Erin Stevens
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Erin Stevens

Hello. My name is Erin.

My grandmother built the villa, Casa de los Amigos, in 1987 after falling in love with the beauty and culture of Mexico. For many years, she ran the villa as a B&B so others could enjoy the same beauty.

We have been blessed to keep this villa in our family and want to continue to share it with others. Enjoy!

Erin Stevens purchased this villa in 1987

Why Erin Stevens chose La Peñita de Jaltemba

Our villa is tranquil and serene. We are situated just above the shoreline with amazing views of the ocean and beach. You can relax all day and listen to the sound of the waves, watch the birds fly by and fishing boats stroll past.

The villa is an architectural delight. The style is "Moorish" influenced, designed by the renown Mexican architect, Salvador "Cachi" Perez.

You can spend all day here and feel completely at peace. You may not want to leave.


La Peñita de Jaltemba Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each room has a private bathroom. There is a half bath located on the main floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 4 bedrooms each with a private bathroom and balcony.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Waterfront Villa with Stunning Ocean Views in La Penita, Nayarit, Mexico
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful vacation villa in Mexico

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome vacation at Villa de los Amigos. We rented the villa with two other couples and we were all pleased with our accomodations. The villa was very clean and bug free. All the bedrooms offer privacy with attached bathroom and balcony. The view is breathtaking and we enjoyed hearing the wave crashing on the rocks. Sal was agracious host and provided good info about the surrounding areas and was most helpful. He cleaned the pool daily and working hard at keeping the gardens in great shape

We were much impressed with La Penita which is a short 10 minutes walk on the beach to the centre of town. If you want to experience the true mexican life this is the place to go. All Streets have coblestone, there are several grocerie stores in town, several restaurants. The meals are cheap and the food is delicious. The Thursday market in La Penia plaza is a must. We also went to Gyabitos a few times, great restaurants

The gang from Winnipeg

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Views and Crashing Ocean Waves

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in January 2017 with other couples and had a great vacation. The 5-star reviews on this property are all spot on! The views from every room in the villa are stunning. Everyone had their own oceanfront bedroom with on-suite bathroom and full patio with loungers. We loved having our doors open at night, falling asleep and waking up to crashing ocean waves. The villa sits on top of a hill with stairs leading down to the rocks on the ocean. We had a couple of windy days that made for some fun and loud waves over the rocks. It is possible to walk down the rocks a little further to a fairly small beach, but there is also another beach within a short (hilly) walk that goes for miles and is virtually empty. It makes for a great long beach walk if you are looking for that. La Penita is within a 5 minute walk, but you can also call a cab easily and for 30 pesos (at the time US $1.50), you can go anywhere in La Penita or neighboring Guayabitos. We found many excellent restaurants in Guayabitos; Pina Loca, Rodeo, & Wandas, etc. On a side note, the roads leading to the villa are a little bumpy!

Sal was very accommodating and was nearby to help with any questions we had. We grew attached to one of the guard dogs we affectionately called "Rocky" as he fetched rocks (and has no interest in sticks) while we waited for our cabs. We even bought him a ball in town and it made his day! I also ran on my own from the villa into Guayabitos and felt very safe doing so. The roads are a little smoother in Guayabitos!

Thank you for a wonderful week!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect House for My Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, with two other couples, stayed here in December (2016) and had a wonderful time.

The house was perfect for us. There was plenty of living space with spacious bedrooms and balconies. I was amazed that each room really does have a beautiful ocean view. The beds were very comfortable. It was relaxing to sleep with the sound of the ocean’s waves just down below.

It was very tidy and clean. A housekeeper came regularly. The kitchen was equipped with all the necessary pots, pans, dishes and glassware, but since we were on vacation, we treated ourselves to eating out most of the time.

The property and surrounding area was also very pleasant. One side faces the ocean, so we spent a lot of time on the patio enjoying the view and sipping margaritas. The other side of the house has a cozy courtyard with a tropical garden. At the bottom of the property there is a gate, so we could easily go directly to the ocean and hang out on the volcanic rocks, fish or swim. The property compound, with a couple other houses, is very private, with the ocean on one side and a real jungle on the other.

One of the owners was staying in the guesthouse on the property. It was helpful to have him there because he provided assistance and kept the property locked and secure at the appropriate time. He was also a great resource. He booked a deep sea fishing expedition for us, which was a big success. We caught lots of dorado and the captain even filed them for us right on the boat.

La Penita is truly a Mexican beach town. We had excellent seafood and tacos, great ice cream and found the Thursday market to be most enjoyable.

I highly recommend this villa to anyone who wants a perfectly authentic Mexican vacation. We’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning View with Much, Much More

  • 1 of 5

Great reviews, lovely photos, spacious rooms, proximity to family, nearness of the ocean, the sound of waves, and an amazing view convinced us to rent this home. The property looks gorgeous, but much of what this house has cannot be seen in the photos.

Having previously lived in Mexico, we expected an immaculate house, but this one obviously has not been well tended for a long time. I told the owner we were traveling with our very young grandchild, and she cautioned about the many stairs, balconies, and pool, but she failed to mention that the house:

1. Has no screens. Mosquito netting over the beds is the only protection from critters--our first night a bat flew onto my bedroom balcony, knocked into my foot, and fell to the floor.

2. Has no netting or fan in the top floor bedroom.

3. Is infested with roaches (roach eggs between the sheets, roach poop on shower curtain, roaches flying).

4. Is infested with spiders (told upon arrival, told not to worry).

5. Is built above a cemetery with graves in full view on the beach directly below the house.

Our first day, we tried to use the jacuzzi. The jets shot filthy water into the pool--the filter definitely hadn't been cleaned or tested before our arrival. With a pool at home, my husband knew how to "shock" the water, and showed the owner's husband, Sal, what to do to avoid future problems.

In the living room our second night, a large--2inch--spider crawled over my daughter and under the couch. When we moved the couch, we found spider webs, spider eggs and just plain dirt. Under the beds, we found dust bunnies and dead bugs. The beautiful mosaic tile bathtubs are grimy and the grout is moldy.

The house has no housekeeper. I had asked the owner about the possibility of me hiring extra help during our stay and was told no one was available although we saw maids working at our neighbor's house. Sal tries to tidy up (he doesn't know how to properly clean a house) and takes out trash, but his presence was intrusive. He came into the home at all hours to empty trash and to reiterate house rules (the most important one being that soiled toilet paper must not be flushed but must be deposited in the wastebaskets). We chose this house for relaxation, but tranquility is not what we found. Given that Sal's apartment faces the front balcony and pool, real privacy is impossible. We rented what was advertised as a luxury villa anticipating five wonderful days, but that is not what we got.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm, Inviting and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Two friends, my wife and I came down to Mexico to relax and forget about the hustle of work and the fast pace of our lives at home. We were hoping to find a place where things moved to a slow rhythm. Well... Casa de los Amigos is just that. Every morning we woke to the rhythm of the waves gently dancing on rocks and beach below. The views were amazing and the sleepy fishing village was safe, quite and inviting. The host Sal was very helpful and friendly. He was full of helpful tips and even arranged for us to go fishing. It was everything we had hoped for and more. I hope to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun, fun, fun!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to Casa de los Amigos in two years and it felt like paradise all over. The villa is beautiful, clean, spacious and has spectacular views from atop the volcanic rock. It was, without a doubt, one of the nicest villas in La Penita.

We rented a van at the airport in Puerto Vallarta and drove about an hour to La Penita. Once we arrived and walked through the villa to see the ocean, RELAXATION set in. The sunsets are spectacular and great to enjoy from the veranda. My family always felt safe at the villa and everyone in town was friendly. The two sweetest dogs, Macho and Lola, always looked forward to the guests returning home and Mach loves to fetch rocks!

The walk into town is about 4-5 blocks and culturally interesting! There are great restaurants in town and outdoor markets in and around La Penita that occur on different days of the week. There is a beach behind Casa de los Amigos at the RV park that is even more beautiful and pristine, but don't forget the other beaches that are SPECTACULAR and within a 15 minute drive.

We were fortunate to find a local woman who cooked several authentic Mexican dishes for us at the villa which made our stay even more memorable.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Puerto Valllarta
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
In town
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Francisco (San Pancho), Nayarit
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
In town
Nearest Beach
Next to house


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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