About the property
- Villa1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7+
We have our own private Concierge Team who will help you with things like: tours, massages, private cook or chef, fishing excursions, restaurant reservations, help with Spanish, babysitting and much more. They will also be your go-to with unit questions or issues you may encounter.
Note: All unit pictures were taken June of 2015,
Wonderful authentic Mexican villa. PRIVATE Beachfront property. Private Pool, Private Yard. On the Puerto Vallarta Banderas Bay. Straight out the window see the sparkling city lights of the City of Puerto Vallarta.
Concrete and Marble Construction. Ideal location for the adventure minded traveler. Swim in your private kidney-shaped pool - step off the property and directly on the beach. Barbecue by the pool, or cook in air-conditioned comfort
in the full size kitchen.
The ocean is out one door and the mountains are out the other. Watch or participate in the boating in the quaint marina a 2 minute walk away. The house and carport areas are fully gated. An in house chef is available - experience this once during your trip for a special occasion. This villa is ready to fulfill your vacation needs.
Location: You have it all in La Cruz. You have the peace and quiet of your own villa right on the ocean, yet centrally located between all the popular hot spots to visit. The Puerto Vallarta Airport is only 12 miles away. Attend the hugely popular 'Sunday Market' on the marina front. 100's of people come for miles to attend this weekly event (Nov -April). You can also hit other nearby towns via a short bus or boat ride or drive. The city bus stop for all these places is just a few blocks away.
La Cruz is a great 'central' location, as it is midway between Puerto Vallarta to the south, and Punta Mita at the far end of the bay to the north.
Punta Mita is home to the famous Jack Nicklaus signature designed golf course and the exclusive Four Seasons Hotel complex. Other nearby towns include Bucerias with great authentic Mexican restaurants and shopping, or Nuevo Vallarta and Marina Vallarta. Also enjoy the brand new multi-million dollar marina built within a stones throw of the villa. Stroll the stops or eat at the restaurant surrounded by water!
This unit was built in 1998. The best thing about this unit is it's location of direct beachfront with it's own private pool and yard only for your group. It's also so convenient to town, restaurants, the marina and more. Easy walking distance! This is a great deal for a direct Beachfront unit with private pool and yard.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Joni Knutson
From Minnesota. Have managed this and our other 3 PV properties starting in 2002. We'd love to add you to our family of repeat guests. We even made a business of it - owning 4 similar units in the area. We use a unit in high season, but that leaves 3 for you! Jenna will be your personal concierge. Reid can answer any questions you have and Rob oversees property maintenance.
Joni Knutson purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Joni Knutson chose La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
The Beach is where it's at! This is a great beach location yet steps from the new La Cruz marina which has lots going for it from markets, to shops to restaurants and entertainment. Watch the boats enter the marina right in front of the house!
What makes this Villa unique
Private pool for your group only and directly on the beach. We have our own private Concierge Team who will help you with things like: tours, massages, private cook or chef, fishing excursions, restaurant reservations, help with Spanish, babysitting and much more. They will also be your go-to with unit questions or issues you may encounter.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great house, Fabulous La Cruz Location,
We took a last minute flight to PVR from LAX and stayed at Joni's Tiburon beach house. We did not want to rent a car and certainly did not need one. This house is right on the beach and within walking distance to anywhere you want to go in La Cruz. We loved La Cruz. It's very laid back-just a sleepy fishing town with many small locally owned restaurants and stores. You won't find any souvenir or T-shirt shops here. We found live music every night when we walked into town and talked mostly to locals.
The beach was empty, clean and beautiful. There is a fresh catch fish market about a 2 minute walk from the house right in the harbor. They sold fresh fish every morning.
Although it is next to another house the backyard pool was very private and was the prefect temperature. The house and pool are higher than beach level so both are extremely private and somewhat hidden from people on the beach which was really nice. There is a lower yard just past the pool that has an eating table and hammock with great views and still lots of privacy. Our daughter did not want to leave the hammock and was her favorite place to hang out.
The kitchen was large and well equipped with a new full size American style fridge, standard stove and plenty of counter space. The views are great from the living room and master bedroom. The location felt safe and secure. Every room had a ceiling fan and we never used the AC. The house had a washer/dryer.
The bathrooms were nice and the shower and water pressure were great. The unit had a 5 gallon bottle water dispenser in the kitchen.
We asked Joni to set up an airport pickup for us which cost $55. It was prefect. The driver met us at the airport with an air conditioned van and took us directly to the house. It also included a 20 minute stop along the way at the Mega Market (If we wanted to) where we bought groceries for the week. Much easier than renting a car or taking a taxi. We did take the local bus into PV and Bucerias which was cheap and easy.
Joni was very easy to work with and had local people available to contact for any maintenance issues.
We will definitely be back to La Cruz and would stay at Joni's house again if its available.
Beautiful setting on the beach
We stayed in this spacious villa for a week with 4 adults and 2 children. There was plenty of room for all of us. It was very comfortable and the location on the beach near the marina perfectly suited our needs. The private pool and nicely landscaped multi-level garden provides a private setting for a relaxing vacation. The property was clean and well maintained. We had timely communication and customer service from the owner and property manager staff.
Perfect beach house in a gem of a town!
Our family would highly recommend this home! It is in a perfect location. You are steps from the beach, marina, restaurants and bars. We loved the size of the pool(not always the case in other rentals) and the area around it. Many chairs and tables to lounge, read a book or enjoy a beer! The grounds are beautiful as well. The best part of this home is it comes with a Reservations Director and Personal Concierge that actually live in the community. We were met on day one and all questions about the property were answered. Any tours or other services you need/want while staying in La Cruz are just a call/email away.
La Cruz is a very charming, authentic and small community. From the great restaurants to the quiet beaches, it was the perfect place to get away from it all! We are already thinking about our return trip for next year!
Everything you need
This place had everything we needed. Air conditioning, comfortable beds, full kitchen, clean swimming pool, direct access to the beach, plenty of restaurants within walking distance, and much more. Hammock outside under the palapa is a great place to relax while listening to the waves.
If you're driving, the road the villa is on is really bumpy but not a big deal to me.
We worked with the host to hire an in-house massage. The masseuse was fine setting up the table and giving the massage outside in the shade. Relaxing massage while listening to the waves, are you kidding me?! My wife has had many massages around the world and she said this masseuse was the best by far. Ask for Abigail!
We also arranged for a private chef to cook dinner at the villa once. Turned out to be a an excellent meal and the service was superb!
Look for the giant lizards that come out from under the pavement to sunbath by the pool. Pretty cool to see!
This villa is perfect if you're the type who enjoys a little separation from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas, while being close enough to visit those areas when you're ready.
There are several security cameras around the outside of the villa which is a normal thing, but there were also two cameras inside the villa. One facing the front entry door and one in the living room facing towards the rear windows. Not that big of a deal to me but just guests should be aware of it.
Wonderful property, would definitely recommend!
beautiful, quiet, relaxing, clean, organized, EXCELLENT ATTENTION from the owner Joni!
I recommended 200%!!! 👌🏼 😀
The villa is beautiful! The environment is peaceful and was the perfect setting for our very relaxing vacation. We felt that we were in our own world, with the private pool and beach access, yet it is an easy walk to restaurants and town. We will be back!
La Cruz is a great growing area. It’s about 12 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta airport in the more newly developed end of the Bay of Banderas. La Cruz is a town of about 1 square mile which started out as a small fishing village. Although the fishermen still continue the tradition and bring their fresh catches in every day for you to purchase directly, there is now a lot more going on than that. In 2009, La Cruz finished a brand new marina. It’s said to be the biggest of the 3 marinas in the Bay. The marina has shops and restaurants and entertainment. The construction of the marina has brought in many new and exciting things to the town too, such as lots of new restaurants, shops, bars and entertainment. On high season Sundays you’ll find the La Cruz Open Market which lines the marina with over 100 vendors and draws 100’s of people from around the Bay to see the unique goods that are offered such as hand made jewelry, fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, sauces, hand made hair ornaments and much more. The restaurants vary from things such as the doctor who opens his house to make steak meat tacos with delicious sauce choices, to restaurants with trained chefs on staff. There are also wonderful locals who give great services for things such as massages in house, in house chef and much more. You’ll leave having Mexican friends! We have our own private Concierge Team who will help you with things like: tours, massages, private cook or chef, fishing excursions, restaurant reservations, help with Spanish, babysitting and much more. They will also be your go-to with unit questions or issues you may encounter. Guests love the location of this because it's on the edge of town so very easy to walk to anywhere in the town which is about a square mile. Looks are deceiving in this fishing village. Behind the doors you'll find lots of activity, beautiful Mexican architecture, surprising stores and restaurants. Ever since the new marina was built in 2009 - lots of new things have come to this town to accommodate the large volume of boating activity. Come experience this town and it's authentic Mexican feel.
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