Chic Beach Retreat- Check Out Our Summer Special!
Chic Beach Retreat- Check Out Our Summer Special!

Entire home/apt

12 Guests

3 Bedrooms

9 Beds

Entire home/apt

12 Guests

3 Bedrooms

9 Beds

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About this listing

Discover full service luxury and the beach lifestyle at Hacienda Camino al Mar, a 7 bedroom, 7 bath private villa perfectly situated just a ½ block to the longest sandy beach in the bay and a short walk to shops, markets and cafes in the heart of Bucerias “Zona Dorada”.
Enter the villa through 100 year old Mesquite doors, hear the trickle of Talavera Mexican fountains and step back in time. You will be greeted by the best hospitality Mexico has to offer with a cold margarita and a smile!

The space

Casita Camino al Mar is a New Palapa Style Luxury Villa that offers 3 King Bedrooms (with a small loft with 2 twin beds in each room) just a 30 second walk from the front door to miles of Sandy Beach in the Seaside Village of Bucerias, just 10 mi north of the PVR Airport & 10 min from Sayulita/Punta Mita.
The Location is Ideal for Exploring the Beach (less than a min walk from the front door) and the Small Town’s Artisan Market, Shops, Art Galleries, and Great Restaurants all within a 3-5 min Walk. The Casita blurs the lines between Indoors and Out and Offers over 3,000 square feet of Combined Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces, including Three Relaxing Stone Fountains and Garden Lounge Areas, an Outdoor Beach Shower, a Large Covered Pergola with Bar and Grill for Outdoor Entertaining, and Features an Oversized Heated Swimming Pool (35 ft X 16 ft with Salt Water Filtration System) and a Beautiful Stone Fountain Cascade that Spills into the Pool.
Professional Artistic Decor with a Mexican Feel throughout make this Coastal Beach Casita a Unique Find!

Large Groups (8 or More Bedrooms): The Casita can be combined with the Hacienda (7 Bedrooms-Property 203258) for a Total of 10 Bedrooms with 2 Private Pools. This is a great option for Beach Weddings, Milestone Celebrations and Family and Friend Reunions!
We work with a wonderful event designer. Minimum 8 Bedroom Reservation Required (3 BR casita + 5 BR in main villa) to combine both properties for one group. Please inquire for rates and details.

Guest access

Guests have access to everything at the villa - this is your home away from home. The villa is always only rented privately to one family at a time so there are no shared spaces or amenities. The pool and grounds are private. We have wifi internet, a Vonage line for free calls to the US and Canada, an ipod compatible stereo, beach and pool toys, all beach towels and linens included, hairdryers, shampoo/conditioner, etc. Basically, all the comforts of home for a weekly rental are included.

Interaction with guests

We live in Puerto Vallarta, about 20 minutes drive south of the villa, so we are here and local if you need anything at all during your stay. We will only stop by if you need us to.

Other things to note

Summer Special-$250 US/night for up to 6 guests ($30 US/per extra guest charge over 6) is from April-Octob.
Minimum stay is 7 nights for Christmas (Dec 19-26 or Dec 20-27), New Years week (Dec 26-Jan 2 or Dec 27-Jan 3) and 5 night minimum stay for Thanksgiving and Easter weeks. Special rates don't apply to Holidays. 3 night minimum stay between mid April-end of October. 5 night min stay Nov-mid April with a Saturday arrival or departure unless the rental is last minute (less than 30 days out, 3 night minimum).
Long term/monthly discounted rates only apply from May-October.
The villa can sleep a maximum of 6 adults and 6 children (3 king rooms each w/a small loft with 2 twin beds for older children). We also have 4 fold out twin size sleeping mats for smaller children to share a parent's room without having to climb the ladder to the loft. We have a porta crib and high chair, as well.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 9
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $31 / night after 6 guests
Security Deposit: $515
Weekly Discount: 16%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

16% tax included in the rate. A cook and daily maid service are also included in the rate. The cook grocery shops and brings back receipts for the food and beverage you order and receipts are to be reimbursed as she shops. She can prepare up to 3 meals per day upon request (between 9am and 7pm). Tip guideline is 10-15% for the staff and can be left at the end of your stay. Published rates and specials are for up to 6 guests. Please add $30 US/night for each guest over the 6 guest rate (the villa sleeps 6 adults, 6 kids).
We require Saturday Arrivals or Departures (min 5 night stay) from Dec-April. We offer weekly and monthly discounts.
A $500 USD security deposit is due upon check in (please give to Ana to hold during your stay when you check in) and returned in full upon check out if there are no damages.
No smoking inside of the villa. Pets considered with an extra damage deposit on a per request basis.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 01, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

10 Reviews

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Cindy User Profile
March 2017
This was our (husband + twin girls) first abnb experience and review. Our ideal family vaca is the four seasons (no crowds, no waiting, standards, inclusive amenities, limited transactions, needs anticipated.. I want everyone ecstatic while I don't have to think or do anything tasky. Given that about us- Shayne's a pro, the husband and kids loved the unique layout, beach access among other things and got to get super relaxed. The place is private, unique, charming.. the botanical courtyard and private pool made the time there pretty magical.
Shayne User Profile
Response from Shayne:
I'm thrilled to hear your family had a great experience! We are so grateful that we can share our home with such special guests...thank you!
March 2017

Ania User Profile
February 2017
The ocean is close and great for swimming with kids. The villa is lovely and the food is amazing.

Suzanne User Profile
July 2016
Shayne and her staff were amazing! We found her place based on general online searching as well as a referral from a friend. We were 8 women celebrating a bachelorette and had plenty of space. Shayne was very helpful in helping me plan ahead of the trip and provide any tips about the area, weather, etc. We were treated with delicious margaritas and guacamole and such friendly staff. Every meal was made to meet our needs and was delicious. The space was gorgeous and very clean. And the pool was great! Shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and the beach were all so close and felt extremely safe. A great benefit of the place is that you can use only 3 roomstrands for a smaller group or expand and use the larger property for large groups. It is overall anot amazing space. We were so pleased and it exceeded our expectations. We are already planning a family vacation back to Shayne's place and have also recommended it to others.

Britney User Profile
January 2016
This place is perfection. It was more than I could have ever expected. The location, the staff, the house and the hospitality are amazing. If I come back to visit I will stay here again.
Shayne User Profile
Response from Shayne:
Thank you for the awesome review!! You were such a pleasure to host and I'm thrilled you enjoyed your special celebration with your friends! Please come back to visit one of these days!
January 2016

Melissa User Profile
April 2015
The casita is gorgeous and the perfect place for a beach vacation. Our family (4 adults + 2 children) visited during Semana Santa. the casita was spacious for the six of us. The walk to the beach is easy (truly one block), but in the quiet enclave of the casita, we spent most of our time in the pool. Truly, though, Ana (the chef and housekeeper) made our trip. Her attention was extraordinary. And the sweet resident Siamese cat was a nice addition. The casita is worth the price for an unforgettable Sayulita vacation.

Rose User Profile
January 2015
We loved our stay, the staff were wonderful and the meals amazing. Would definitely return.
Shayne User Profile
Response from Shayne:
Thank you for the great review! We hope to welcome you back soon!
January 2015

Barbara User ProfileBarbara is a superhost.
December 2014
Absolutely exceeded expectations. Location is perfect , amenities great and the highlight for us was the wonderful Ana. Ana was our host and chef and we were treated to incredible tasty and wholesome Mexican cuisine everyday. She even helped us put together a birthday party with a mariachi band and one of the best meals we have ever tasted! Thanks Shayne. We would highly recommend this beautiful casa to all.
Shayne User Profile
Response from Shayne:
Wonderful to hear, thank you!! Ana loved your family and we were honored that you traveled all the way from New Zealand to stay with us! Happy travels!
December 2014

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Shayne User Profile

Love to hang out with our kids, surf, travel, watch them play soccer and tennis on the weekends. We think Bucerias is a great place to vacation with something to offer for everyone from water sports (paddle surfing, kite boarding, you name it) to horseback riding, adventure tours, great shopping and restaurants, live music, art gallery hopping, the best beach in the bay and easy to explore nearby Sayulita, LaCruz, Punta Mita, and Vallarta. What more you could anyone ask for!

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