About This Listing
Camino al Mar is a stylish and comfortable palapa Beach Retreat located just a 30 sec walk to miles of gorgeous beach & min walk to all the cute shops and restaurants in Bucerias. Enjoy a large heated pool, a wonderful cook, & daily maid service!
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.
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.
We love that you have so many options, from great cafes, restaurants, galleries, to quaint shops to explore on foot just seconds from the front door!
Miles of soft, sandy beach is literally a 30 second walk outside your front door! We have beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, a couple bikes, beach cooler - everything you need to relax and enjoy your day at the beach!
No need to rent a car. You can walk to everything in Bucerias in minutes from the front door of the villa. It is very easy and inexpensive to take taxis (on the next corner from the villa) if you'd like to explore outside of Bucerias (Sayulita, Punta Mita, La Cruz, Nuevo Vallarta, and Puerto Vallarta) are all near by. The bus system is also easy (travels the entire bay from Sayulita/Punta Mita south to Mismaloya) and only $1 each way. The nearest bus stop is 3 blocks walk from the villa.
Other Things to Note
Summer Special-$350 US/night for up to 6 guests ($30 US/per extra guest charge over 6) is from April-October 31, 2015. Limited Time Winter Special (applies to travel Nov 2015-April 2016) is Pay 5, Stay 7 nights (2 Nights Free) for Saturday-Saturday Stays. The airbnb "Instant Book" does not have the capability to automatically calculate the discount of 2 nights free for Saturday-Saturday stays or if you have more than 6 guests, so please send us a message and we'll send along a "Special Offer" that you can instantly book.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
We loved our stay, the staff were wonderful and the meals amazing. Would definitely return.
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.
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. We rented both the Hacienda and the Casita (10 bedrooms total) from Shayne during the low rainy season in June for me, my family & friends to stay the week of my wedding in the area. Needless to say, this was a very special occasion for me and my family and I cannot imagine having a better experience anywhere else.
The houses were amazing. The rooms were amazing. The pool was amazing. The staff were amazing and so was the food they made. Luis (the houseman/bartender) was amazing. The location was amazing. Everything else was amazing.
Not only did we use it for lodging, we also used it as a venue for our rehearsal dinner (also amazing). One of the hors d'oeuvres was a shrimp/mango on a cracker and it tasted like what I imagine ambrosia tastes like.
If you need a place to stay in the Bucerias/Puerto Vallarta area, look no further, you've found it.
Some other comments from my friends/family:
"Extremely accommodating staff, went above and beyond to make our stay exceptional. Luis [the houseman] even made sure I had strawberries and chocolate in the fridge for one of the guest's birthday. I would highly recommend the Hacienda and Casita. The girls (our fab cooks) were always smiling and made delish & authentic Mexican cuisine."
"Ridiculously good value and the guacamole was simply the best I've ever had."
"Working with the staff for events was amazing and so easy. Luis could not have made things easier. No complaints at all. Beautiful place to stay even in the rain."
"great time. clean. great food. incredibly nice staff. clean swimming pool. everything awesome."
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About the Host, Shayne
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!