Famous and prime downtown (email hidden)perbly maintained with excellent service.
This property will exceed your expectations but the neighborhood and location will too, our clients say the same.
Check our neighborhood treasure/eatery.. Tapas, highly rated by trip advisor at the corner of our street, you may never leave the neighborhood!
Enjoy a spectacular 300 degree views of the city and bay on our new roof-top terrace with your own private palapa/hut and take advantage of the sweeping views and the warm breeze from the ocean ....as you dip your shrimp in butter and drink a cold corona beer, life is good. This is what we do when we have some space to enjoy it ourselves.
Your a skip to famous 'Malecon' Boardwalk and 'Los Muertos' beach, dont need taxis or buses
'Villa Kikeya' has over 2600 sq ft of spacious living area. Four separate sleeping areas: (Two) spacious master king bedrooms, (one) single in den.
If you have an extra guest a double sofa bed in the living room.
Up to 5 people can sleep comfortably.
Private cool down pool and tropical courtyard for entertaining. .
This luxury villa boasts12-24 ft post and beam over-height eilings in all rooms and in places 20 inch thick Adobe walls to keep you naturally cool.
With over (10) cool down fans and full air conditioning in bedrooms and living areas you will never be hot in the summer days of Vallarta.
Custom post & beam, halogen lit niches, arched doorways and rustic tile floors are everywhere, and complimented by selected pieces of art.
All the best
Rules of good conduct apply.
Maximum of 5 guests
Full daily maid service included
SUMMARY of our 2-week stay.
This property is quite beautiful and well situated in a nice neighborhood a short walk to the Malecon down a long, steep staircase. Fully equipped kitchen and lots of clean, fluffy towels. Gorgeous roof top deck. If you have walking problems it’s probably not for you but there are ample inexpensive cabs generally available.
MANY PROBLEMS: There was unsatisfactory attention to detail for the price.
Roberto tried hard and is quite charming but seems preoccupied . He needs to focus, do preventative maintenance and stop giving excuses.
OVERALL RATING: 2.5 out of 5
•No hot water. Roberto and his plumber come rushing over and attempt to fix the problem. No written info. on the town or any maps, as per usual our other Airbnb experiences.
•Roberto asserted that someone changed the password on the computer and his computer tech will fix and he’d get it back “straight away.” It never appeared and was never mentioned again. We had our own computers so it didn’t trouble us.
•The air conditioner in the front room didn’t work. “My tech person will come right over and fix it.” Never fixed and never mentioned again.
•No hot water. Roberto and his plumber replace the hot water heater. Works weirdly producing scalding hot water. Asked for a third key since my son was going to visit. Never appeared even after a few calls and email.
•Only one AC remote for 3 air conditioners. “Maid locked it in the closet and I don’t have a key.” Never mentioned again. The every –other-day maid (quite pleasant) came and went without producing the remotes. No problem for us. We found the fans quite adequate.
•Lots of water inside refrigerator. We had to put a pot in the leaking part.
•Lot’s of rain. A few leaks in the ceiling.
•New hot water heater that works!
•Huge flood in the kitchen. Flexible pipe to the cold water sprung a leak. I got drenched turning off the water. Roberto and his plumber were back and got it fixed fairly promptly.
Day 7 or 8:
•Shower wouldn’t turn off. Roberto fixed promptly blaming me for “turning the handle too far.”
Firstly, and unfortunately the hotwater tank had stopped working.
Professionally, as I am a builder, I replaced it with a new one within 24hrs,
they complained it was too hot, however the client during their vacation had turned on both taps on full and kept on turning one in confusion with force to adjust the temperature to such an extent they completely stripped the cartridge inside and a water leak appeared, promptly within the hour I had replaced the cartridge without complaint due to somewhat negligenceon their behalf.
Secondly.. the use of the computer( new) is of no charge to our clients, unfortunately a previous client the day before they arrived had locked us out with a password, and yes I removed it to completely re - install the operating system, I had mentioned it would take 3 to 7 days, his response was we dont need to use it as we have our own laptops.
However the guest did have free use of the wi fi and house tel in which he left a large bill unpaid.
They did not mention that I gave them a full orientation on the best places, restaurants, and places to go, in which they copied down as I spoke, so why complain, some of which they tried and praised me for my recommendations.
In response to one remote for three a/c, our past maids mother had just died, she had taken the keys of the storage compartment with her to her mothers funeral, I had graciously apologised. However the client was happy due to the fact he was only using the remote in his bedroom as his son was only there for a short trip and they were there for the full two weeks.
Please..If you constantly leave the fridge door open and you constantly forget to close the door you will get condensation in the fridge., never had a complaint until now.
Lastly the braided cold water house in the kitchen had sprung a small leak, and I replaced it due to the client damaging it when he shut the tap of when we installed the hotwater tank..so why complain.
The speed of service was exemplary, the attention to service was immediate and their response was with many thanks, however, it is of opinion that one of the guests, in their late 70´s suffers from disorientation, confusion, and incomprehension... hence the complaints.
The house was daily in dissaray with clothes and towels strewn all over the furniture, on the floors and most alarming was open food and coffe stains on both the counters and floors.
Our temporary maid did a fabulaous job of maintaining the house in top order.
As I mentioned they are courteous , however, they are not respectfull of other peoples property, thus my a rating was courteous and reserved.
There are some people you just cannot please on what ever level of service you provide and go around with a negative outlook on life.
Robert graciously welcomed us personally even though we were a few hours later than we said we would arrive. The description was accurate and our stay was very comfortable. The large beds were comfortable and enjoyed the rooftop observation very much. The neighbor is very beautiful and close to downtown and the beach front and board walk. Certainly would stay again.
This Spanish hacienda style town home on a hill was so perfect. My fiancé and I arrived at close to 1 am, and Robert was cheerful and thorough when showing us the place and describing things we needed to know. He even dropped us off at Pancho's Tacos for a late snack! The location could not have been better: rustic charm in an authentic neighborhood, pretty meandering stairs down the hill, and very close to everything. It is the perfect place if you want to stuff yourself with amazing food, because the walk back home will help burn it off!
The home was very clean (maid comes every other day), airy, beautiful views from the roof, and the comfortable bed smelled like fresh laundry. Fresh water available in the house too- a luxury to not worry about bringing enough water home.
If you cook in the kitchen, be clean and throw food away quickly! There are harmless little ants that will find it if you leave it out. But nothing to be concerned about. Also, there are beach towels!
Overall, it was such an amazing place, and I was genuinely melancholy when it was time to go back to snowy ohio :(
such a great place and such a nice guy!
Staying in the old town is the best place to stay - feels real and like you are in a little old Mexican town. MASSIVE old house!! AMAZING!!
Thanks Robert for being such and great host!
Our stay in Robert's condo was perfect! Very clean. The housekeeper was a sweetheart. Very relaxing with the pool and the rooftop deck and the neighborhood was quiet as well. We saw both dolphins and whales from up there. Walking distance to all the great things Old Town has to offer but far enough way to feel like home away from the hustle and bustle. Robert's restaurant recommendations were great. The tapas place on the corner was perfect for a quick bite and a beer and Café des Artistes was a great "date night" in PV. We highly recommend this place!
My wife and I and an old friend stayed at Villa Francesca for one month and it was an absolute dream. The Villa itself is beautifully constructed and has a spectacular roof deck with panoramic views of the Sierra Madres and the Pacific. There is also a ground floor deck off the second bedroom (and accessible via a separate hallway) with a coldtub that can be turned into a hottub upon request. There is always somewhere to go in this 2500 sq. ft. luxury Villa to be comfortable or to have some time on your own.
The Villa is situated in the centre of Old Town directly behind the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Miramar Street. We found the location to be absolutely ideal. The neighbourhood is really friendly with a private hotel, tapas bar, bike rental and convenience store and that's just on Miramar!
Our experience with Robert was excellent. He is a great host and has a real love and enthusiasm for Puerto Vallarta that he will share with you if you are interested. Lorena
I will end by saying that I found the other reviews on this site to be accurate. My wife and I plan to return to Villa Francesca as soon as we can.
P.S. The mattresses and sheets were high quality and very comfortable. A very luxurious sleeping experience in a beautiful and peaceful setting.
Robert is an excellent host who is passionate about puerto Vallarta. He built the villa around 2003 and took care with all the details of the layout and design. It is elegant large villa, extending up one floor to the upper bedroom and further up to a rooftop where you find sun loungers, shade and a panoramic view of town, the ocean and the mountains. The road is quiet, and cobbled as are most roads in this part of town. The sidewalk is elevated about 3 feet above the road, as is common in this part of town. The front room is on the sidewalk level and hence very private and indeed cozy. The lower floor rear bedroom is completely silent, and it had its own bathroom (w shower) and french doors to the completely private back outdoors where there is a tub and plants that look splendid. The location is ideal, 5 min up the hill from the main shop and beach streets where we found excellent restaurants some as good as in a top US city. I cant imagine how you could do any better. We will visit this villa again.
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