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On a Whole New Level
Casa Celeste, 4 br

After reading all of the reviews prior to booking this villa our expectations were very high. Even at that, our family was overwhelmed by the beauty and extraordinary magnificence of this property and the genuine nature of the people who work for it.

Our experience right from the booking stage through to our return home was genuinely comfortable. Michel, the property manager, was very professional and attentive to our questions and requests. He truly went above and beyond to make sure everyone in our group had a positive experience. He also personally checked in on us during our stay and at our request took us for a tour of the community.

At Casa Celeste, the village felt very safe. The indoor and outdoor furniture and bedding were very comfortable. The villa and pool were clean and well maintained. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The cook made fresh delicious food for us and always made sure there were lots of drinks and snacks available. The view of the ocean from the infinity pool, watching Pelicans fly by at eye level, the sunset and the brilliant stars at night are visions we will never forget. Perfect experience in every way.

When we return to Casa Celeste we will set up a roaming data plan on our cell phones again (this was very helpful for navigating our way to the village from the airport and during intermittent wifi connection at the villa) and a strong bug repellent (one of the ten days of our stay was overcast and muggy – this is when the noseeums came out – the other days the ocean breeze and sunshine made them nonexistent).

Looking forward to our return to Casa Celeste!

Melissa J

Jan 2016, Casa Celeste

Beyond expectations
Casa Lazuli, 4 br

Pictures do not show the beauty of this home nor the perfect location.
We arrived in the evening with dinner waiting for us) Completely in awe of the size of the home, we toured saying the word “wow” every 30 seconds.

The view left us breathless, I could not wait to sleep and wake up to the view.. it felt like Christmas Eve when I was 5 years old!

Michel was our primary connection and he was quick to respond to my many questions leading up to our visit. A special thank you to your assistance in recommending the casa, as well as introducing me to Ismael (the site manager)

Ismael is incredible! He lined up two surf instructors to arrive the next morning and daily massage for us by Erika

Rocio was our beautiful chef and housekeeper. She was friendly and very attentive to what we needed without asking. Her cooking is really good and pressed fresh orange juice each morning.

One thing I missed during my planning was to BRING CASH! I Somehow missed that note in our correspondence, and only brought a minimal amount. I’m grateful that Ismael trusts us enough to wait till the last day to go to the bank machine. As the nearest one is 45 minutes away. I’ll be smarter next time!

There is NO wifi. But who cares! You’re in paradise. I stayed connected with my phone and it would skip between towers and time zones.

We are planning to return very soon! Hoping for annually!

Maria W

March 2018, Casa Lazuli

Beautiful location for a relaxing retreat
Casa Corona del Mar, 4 br

This is a beautiful property perfect for a large group. We were a group of 9, with 6 adults and 3 children spanning 3 generations. Casa Corona del Mar is a perfect place for a family or friends to spend some time together and still have enough room to engage in various activities.

There’s a TV room with plenty of board games available for everyone to convene together. The home and environment are even more breathtaking than the pictures convey. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and the staff was amazing, preparing wonderful meals daily and taking care of our every need. This home is just a short walking distance from the beautiful beach and is relaxing in every manner. We got the meal plan, and our refrigerators (indoor and poolside) were stocked daily with beverages including beer, sodas, bottled water, etc.

If you should desire other drinks, you can purchase hard alcohol or wine at reasonable rates in their local office/store. All other supplies should be picked up en route from the airport, as the property is in an isolated area perfect for relaxing, but with no markets close by. Our kids (7 & 8 years old) enjoyed the freedom of being able to meander around and explore the property and gated community without the constant need for supervision. Very safe and amazing. Definitely look forward to visiting again.

Ritu P

December 2015, Casa Corona del Mar

Such a cool place. Unbelievable Views
Casa Paraiso, 2 br

We stayed here with our family for a week. The drive from Puerto Vallarta was worth it. The open-air layout with the crashing ocean just below the house was spectacular. The peninsula the house sits on is really unique. Amazing but very different views to the north, the west, and the south. Our housekeeper was great. The property manager, Ismael was very helpful. Temperatures in late January were a very comfortable 75º during the day and a bit chilly 58º at night – perfect sleeping weather to the sounds of the waves striking the rocks below.

The only downsides (but not enough to keep us from coming back) were that the pool was not heated at all and was too cold to use. If it were heated, we would have spent lots of time in it gazing at the stars at night. Also, we didn’t use the meal plan and discovered that there are really no decent restaurants closer than a 25-minute drive. The beach restaurants we tried just below the neighborhood ranged from terrible to just OK. Overall it was a fantastic stay.

Tom E

January 2017, Casa Paraiso

Paradise Found!
Casa Sonrisa, 4 br

Not sure reviews or pictures do justice to the property! Casa Sonrisa is stunning, master bedroom has best sunrise views, patio looks down 17km of the deserted beach, the house opens up to let all the breezes flow. Perla cooks great authentic Mexican food, Wendy keeps everyone organized and looks after the details. All you have to do is eat, relax, walk the beach, lay by the pool and repeat. This is the best of non-resort vacationing. No crowds, no beach peddlers and you have to be willing to commit to entertaining yourselves. The countryside is real Mexico with every fruit and vegetable being grown you can think of. True farm to table with a little spice…

Bring cards, sandals, Yahtzee, a few good books and a cell plan.

I have been to every resort area in Mexico and will never go to another, off the beaten path to spots like this was a much better vacation for us.

My measure of a vacation is if I would go to the same place again, this is one of the few times the answer is yes!

Randy S

February 2018, Casa Sonrisa