4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, 4,000 sq ft, sleeps 10 comfortably.
Manuel and Shelley Valdivia
- english, spanish
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A beautiful oasis in a charming town
This house is out of this world! Beautiful, comfy & perfect for a large group. Juan & Yolanda were so lovely & helpful. Juan helped us book an excursion to Yalapa that was amazing. We hope to come back sometime soon
Thank you so much for the nice review! We would love for you to come back and stay with us again! We appreciate your kindness. Juan and Yolanda enjoyed serving you.
Amazing views and beautiful energy
The stay at Casa Mis Amores was something out of a fairy tale. The house is gorgeous (pictures do not do it justice) and the attention to make your stay feel as if you are not a guest but a welcomed family member is outstanding. Juan and Yolanda came every morning to make a wonderful breakfast and ensure you had what you needed each day. Juan spoke enough English to communicate but he enjoyed when we spoke Spanish to him! Lots of fun
The grandpa iguana wayyyyy in the trees of the jungle was wonderful each day to see. As were hearing the macaws as they flew by... there was even a rooster each morning that greeted you with his high pitched call (if your a late sleeper you get used to it) I loved it!
We did walk down the hill from the house 3 times - not bad. Walking back up can be a challenge - but there are taxis at the bottom of the hill that will bring you up for 70 pesos... Mismaloya beach is fun if you want authentic and lively. Also try to do the horse backriding at Manolo Ranch. Very interesting and so peaceful!
Shelley was a wonderful host - she checked on us a few times and helped just make the trip that much better. We did have very minor issues while there - pool was not heated due to some issues with the gas distribution (outside of Shelley's control) and yet she made sure to do what she could to make us happy. So very thoughtful!
We will miss Casa Mis Amores - But we will for sure be back!
Thank you for the lovely comments. We really enjoyed having you stay at our house and Juan and Yolanda feel the same. We would love for you and your family, or friends, come back and stay again.
Shelley and Manuel
This place was everything we wanted it to be!
We came to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate my 60th birthday. I wanted a place in the mountains and jungle with a great view of the bay.
PERFECT AMAZING HOUSE! The house itself is huge with stunning views everywhere you look. Almost all of the windows open so you can have mountain/ocean air coming in all the time. We did not use the A/C once. The Mexican décor is adorable and not overdone. Beds are comfortable and bedrooms are well appointed. Kitchen is large with all the cooking equipment you need. Two of the bathrooms have breathtaking views of the bay. Open the window and you are bathing al fresco!
Juan met us at the airport and Yolanda had fresh guacamole, pico and margaritas for us when we arrived. Nice touch! Two days we paid a little extra to have eggs and bacon with our breakfast, but even the complimentary breakfast of juice, fruit and toast was enough to get us going for the day. Juan and Yolanda will do anything for you, you just have to ask! (a little Spanish helps, but is not necessary) They were so helpful, we never needed to contact Shelley at all, although she did check in on us mid-week.
The jungle is quite charming. Wild roosters crowing, iguanas sunbathing in the trees, and beautiful Macaws flying back and forth. You can hear lions in the nearby zoo sometimes, as well. (go to the zoo!!)
The walk down the hill to Hotel Barceló and Mismaloya Beach is very do-able. We did it three times with no problem. However! The walk back up can be brutal for those of us who are not used to such a hike because it is steeply uphill. We did it twice just to prove to ourselves that we could, but oh my! Get a taxi if you don't have the stamina to walk. They are plentiful and cheap.
Know that a cab ride to Puerto Vallarta will take about 20 minutes. To the marina will take 30 to 40 depending on traffic. We knew that going in, not a problem for us. There is an OXXO very close to the house. Our taxi stopped there for us a couple of times so we could grab some items. Super convenient. Takes credit cards.
The pool and patio area also has an outdoor kitchen that we never took advantage of, but wish that we would have. We relaxed often outside with our coffee in the morning and cervezas in the afternoon. Very peaceful and simply beautiful.
I highly recommend this place and hope that we can return soon. It was a vacation none of us will ever forget. Many thanks to Juan, Yolanda and Shelley!!
Thank for the nice review! I’m so glad you enjoyed staying at our house. We feel the same when we stay there and as you mentioned, really enjoy the birds in the jungle and the zoo! We hope you’ll be back soon!
Juan and his wife enjoyed helping you because you and your family were so kind and gracious.
Wonderful family vacation
We had a wonderful family vacation here. Juan and Paola were gracious and the house more than met our needs. We were four couples and the three-level space worked well for each to have their own room but for all to also have places to hang out together. We enjoyed the beautiful home, continental breakfast, and the heated pool and spent many hours during our week just relaxing, cooking, and playing board games. The boat ride to Las Animas with a stop at Los Arcos was a worthwhile outing. The beach down the hill is walking distance (but bring sneakers) and served well enough but it’s also worth taking the boat ride to Las Animas for a larger beach.
Thank you for the nice comments!
We hope you’ll stay with us again.
Beautiful and relaxing
The house is absolutely amazing! It is only a short cab ride to pretty much anything you want to do. The staff, Juan and Paula, are amazing! I would strongly recommend paying to have these two cook a few meals for you. Better than most restaurants!
The pool is kind of small, but it is great for relaxing. I would suggest having it heated, which can be done. There are also a lot of great little amenities here. I would definitely stay here again!
Thank you for your feed back. We are glad you had a good time and enjoyed Juan and Paola’s good cooking!
We’ll make sure that the pool is at a comfortable temperature.
Hillside Home with Beautiful Banderas Bay Views
We have always celebrated Christmas at home, but decided this year we would celebrate in a different way by traveling together as a family to sunny Mexico! Ten of us stayed at Casa Mis Amores in Mismaloya. The house accommodated the 10 of us, with plenty of room for each couple to have a bedroom, and our four teenagers to carve out some space as well. Everyone used the beautiful master bedroom shower with views of Bandares Bay. Some of our group felt the mattresses were uncomfortably firm.
Our favorite time as a family was preparing meals together and the kitchen with it's center island was large enough to accommodate all the cooks! The freezer was not working for the first three days of our vacation, and that was disappointing, but we contacted Shelley and she arranged for repair. It took a couple of tries, but the freezer was fixed! We were also disappointed that the oven didn't seem to work either, even though Juan, the caretaker, tried his best. Shelley was always available by telephone or text to address concerns or to have her husband Manuel assist with communications in Spanish. She arranged for us to have dinner at a local restaurant and reimbursed us for the cost of the meal in exchange for our inconvenience. Juan and Paula cooked one dinner for us, and it was very good. Fresh fruit, coffee and housecleaning were provided daily and the two of them were always on time, courteous and helpful.
Our favorite activity was taking the hike down the hill to the beach near Hotel Barcelo where we enjoyed the sunshine, massage and food and drink. We all stayed fit making the climb back up to the house! We booked an ECO Tour to the Marieta Islands through Vallarta Adventures that included snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. The highlight of the tour was seeing several pods of humpback whales as they swam and breeched high in the air!
A couple of other things are worth mentioning. The patio at the house has a Northern exposure, so if you like shade it is for you! In December the sun was not to be found on the property except for a couple of hours in the afternoon at the front entry. Mismaloya is a community that deals in cash only! We did not find any business that used credit cards until we visited Puerto Vallarta, so be advised to take lots of cash or be prepared to pay high fees at an ATM. Overall, we had a good vacation together as a family!
Casa Mis Amores is nesteld in the hills of Mismaloya, overlooking pristine Banderas Bay, one of the more exclusive areas of Puerto Vallarta. Stunning panoramic views of the ocean and jungle entice the soul. Bird watching(at times whale watching)can both be done from any patio or terrace at Casa Mis Amores!!! Watch flocks of chattering green birds fly by at any time of the day! Hear the 'big cats' from the Mismalya zoo in the afternoon to add the real jungle flavor to your trip. The zoo is within walking distance. Tequila tasting, horseback riding, snokeling, beach activities, boating, jet skiing, whale watching, surfing, water taxis, boating tours, beach restaurants, massage, jungle canopy and zipline tours, atv rentals, hiking, are all within walking distance or a short taxi ride from the house. Mini marts are closeby in Mismaloya. Catch the bus down the hill for a short ride to downtown Puerto Vallarta for about fifty cents. Taxis are only a phone call away, or a walk down the hill. An ATM is located near the Barcelo Hotel down the hill. Movies, grocery stores, clothing mall, flea market, discotecs, manicurists, hairdressers, bars, restaurants, airport, bus station, harbor, hospitals are all found in downtown Puerto Vallarta, about 10 minutes (15 minutes for bus) or so from Mismaloya. The airport is 30 minutes away or 45 with traffic. The Botanical Gardens can be visited by catching a bus down the hill. It is located about 20 minutes further south. At the end of our street you'll find the set of the film 'Night of the Iguana' (starring Richard Burton). Take a walk, ride a horse, or take a cab to the movie set 'The Predator'(Arnold Scwarzenegger) just past Mismaloya town, in the jungle. You'll end up at El Eden where they have a swimming hole, waterfall and restaurant. Tie up your horse, go for a swim, then grab a beer and some nachos! When you get back to the house take a shower over looking the ocean. If you'd like, we have a chef that can cook some of the best authentic Mexican cuisine around for a small fee. In addition to that, we can help arrange any of your tourist activities and will seek out the best prices.