Lux Villa Includes Chef & Staff, Steps to Beach!!
Lux Villa Includes Chef & Staff, Steps to Beach!!

Entire home/apt

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7 bedrooms

7 beds
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About this listing

Discover luxury and the pampered beach lifestyle at Hacienda Camino al Mar, a 7 bedroom, 7 bath private villa that is perfectly situated just a ½ block to miles of beautiful beach in the heart of Bucerias “Zona Dorada”- 10 miles north of the PVR airport

The space

Discover Luxury and the Pampered Beach Lifestyle at Hacienda Camino al Mar, a New, Fully Staffed 7 BR Main Villa + New 3 BR Guest Casita (Can be rented separately or together for 10 BR total - please ask for Special Rates if you don't need all 10 Bedrooms). Perfectly situated just a Few Seconds Walk to Miles of Beautiful Beach in the Heart of Bucerias “Zona Dorada”- 10 mi N of the Puerto Vallarta Intl Airport and 8 mi S of Sayulita!
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 warm smile.
Hacienda Camino al Mar captures the Romance of Old Mexico with over 11,000 sq. ft of Elegant Spanish Colonial Style and Modern Conveniences. The Villa was Designed to Enjoy the Ocean Air and to blur the line between Indoors and Out.
Take an evening stroll down the Beach and an after dinner dip in the natural Salt Purified Swimming Pool or have a Cocktail and watch the Sunset from the Rooftop Terrace.
Private Staff and Services: •Meal service includes a private cook who will grocery shop and prepare breakfast, dinner and Happy Hour snacks (cost of groceries to be billed to guest).
Houseman assists with meal service, poolside bar tending, and setting up items on the beach.
•Pantry stocked to your personal needs prior to arrival.
•Daily maid service.
•Light personal laundry service included.
•Concierge available to arrange a wide variety of tours and dinner reservations.
Villa Amenities: •Private staff of an English speaking houseman, Cook, and maid service daily.
•6 air conditioned bedrooms with en suite baths, 7th flex bedroom has a/c and shares 6th bedrooms' bath or can use the Hall Bath. The additional 3 air-conditioned rooms in the Guest Casita have king beds and TVs in every room. Each room also has a loft with 2 twins (sleeping space for kids). The Guest Casita has 2 Bathrooms.
•½ block walk to stroll more than 10 miles of beautiful beach. It's a 30 second walk from front door to the sand.
•2 Heated natural salt water purified swimming pools (36 ft. long X 16 ft wide).
•Interior and al fresco dining and living areas.
•5 Talavera Water Fountains and a courtyard/pool area.
•Outdoor Beach Showers.
• Custom décor from San Miguel de Allende and ambiance with handmade primavera hardwood doors, windows and cabinets.
•2 Fully equipped gourmet kitchens with granite counter tops, professional gas ranges, dishwasher, wine bar, and wine fridge.
•Satellite T.V. /DVD, High Speed Wireless Internet and fax.
•Telephone (free calls to US).
•Purified water system throughout.
•In- House Spa Services.
•Mountain bikes
Beach and Prime Location: • Beach umbrellas, beach chairs, ice chest, beach picnic, blankets, towels, and beach toys (boogie boards, and sand toys for kids).
• Houseman can arrange for horseback riding on the beach (or in town), jet skis, sunset sails, fishing, snorkeling, surfing lessons, ATV rentals and more.
• After the sun goes down, roast marshmallows around a beach bonfire and listen to the lull of the waves.
•Located in the heart of the “Golden Zone” in the sleepy seaside village of Bucerias.
•10 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta, escape the city crowds in “Riviera Nayarit”, easily within reach yet worlds away.
•2 miles to Nuevo Vallarta, 2 miles to the new La Cruz Marina, 8 miles to Punta Mita, 10 miles to surfing in Sayulita, and 10 miles to Puerto Vallarta.
***Published rates are for a minimum rental of 4 bedrooms and each additional bedroom is $100 US/night plus 15% tax. We offer a Pay for 5, Stay 7 Nights Special for Sat-Sat stays. There is a minimum 8 BR rental for both properties (the Hacienda and Casita) for one group.

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. If you only rent 5 bedrooms, for example, the other rooms would remain closed but are not rented separately. 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

Our family lives 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. I'm always happy to offer recommendations and help plan activities prior to your stay! :)

Other things to note

Minimum stay is 7 nights for Christmas (Dec 16-26/27), New Years week (Dec 26/27-Jan 3/4) and 5 night minimum stay for Thanksgiving and Easter weeks. Special discounts 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 14 adults plus a few younger children. We have 4 fold out twin size sleeping mats for smaller children to share a parent's room. We have a porta crib and high chair, as well.


The space
Bathrooms: 7
Bedrooms: 7
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

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Extra people: 60 / night after 8 guests
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

$800 US cash damage deposit due upon check in. Damage deposit is held and returned in full at check out if there are no damages or bills left unpaid. Sunday is the staff's day off. If you would like service on Sunday, there is a charge of $150 US payable directly to the staff on Sunday. Please advise with at least 2 weeks notice if you would like Sunday service.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Jennae User Profile
April 2017
Shayne, Alejandro, Angela & Maria! Thank you SO MUCH for a SENSATIONAL trip to the Hacienda! It was our best family trip of ALL TIME! Can't say enough positive things or stop raving about our incredible experience- from the moment we arrived to when we (sadly!) waved goodbye, we felt like celebrities and had the best service and treatment ever! Alejandro made sure we were always well taken care of from making us the BEST cocktails we have ever had (seriously, get his Margarita recipe!) to setting up a comfortable spot on the beach (with more drinks!) to serving us beautiful meals. Angela and Maria were AMAZING and always made sure we were well fed (the most delicious and authentic meals!) and that the house and our rooms were spotless! The pool was amazing and we lived in it most of the trip-beautiful to relax in at night as well under the stars! We also loved the gorgeous rooftop and enjoyed our morning coffee with a view of the ocean and a glass of wine and card games in the evenings- so idyllic! The location is fantastic! We were just a short walk from the beach and local markets and close to so many fun restaurants and bars! Awesome to have Karen's Place so close for snacks and drinks while we relaxed on the beach and everyone enjoyed a much needed massage on the beach as well! We hope to return again to greet Alejandro, Angela and Maria at the door for another fantastic stay! We will miss everyone until then! Much love and GRACIOUS from the Gyllen, Saltzman and Minich families! xo Jennae, Elliot, Adrienne, John, Annie, Christian, Dana, Bryan, Maya, Noah, Marguerite, Caroline, Henry and Sloane

Erica User Profile
April 2017
We could not be happier about our stay at the Villa! It was perfect for our family reunion/retirement celebration for my dad. This Villa represents exactly why people love vacationing in Mexico: lovely weather, beautiful aesthetics, delicious food, and charming, hospitable people. We would HIGHLY recommend this listing to anyone. It is perfect for large family vacations, girls/guys trips, or couples only getaways! It has been excellently designed to meet the needs of large groups traveling together. Having 5 bedrooms with king beds and their own bathrooms works so well. And having two rooms with twin beds inside is perfect for kids. We have compliments for every part of this vacation. HOST: Shayne is great to work with. She answers questions quickly and is very available to the guests. If we traveled again, I would look at her properties first because she was so good to work with. VILLA: Amazingly beautiful! We loved the aesthetics of the place and the layout worked so well for our family. Each and every room was lovely and comfortable. We loved having a private place that was full of just our family. A nice change from noisy resorts. And the pool was definitely a highlight for our family. LOCATION: We chose to stay in quieter, smaller Bucerias because we felt it would be easier to navigate for our family as we were traveling with toddlers (as compared with Puerto Vallarta). This proved to be a great decision! Bucerias is very walkable, even for kids. The kids had fun checking out the street vendors and there were many restaurants close by (though we preferred eating at the Villa because it was so delicious!). The Villa is only a block off the beach and when we chose to have a "beach day" Alejandro was right there to help us carrying stuff to the beach. So helpful! We really didn't miss not being right on the beach because we liked the secluded nature of being inside the Villa because it was fun to be hanging with each other. The rooftop patio has a peek-a-boo view of the ocean and we loved spending time up there. It was a gorgeous way to start everyday with our coffee. STAFF: The highlight of the trip was the amazing staff. This Villa comes with three staff members to support your stay. Their warm hospitality can't be beat! Though the home is lovely, it's the staff that makes you want to instantly return because they take such good care of you. They were even kind enough to let us practice our rusty Spanish! Angela takes care of the housekeeping and is warm and kind-hearted. David is a talented chef. We loved everything he made for us. The happy hour guacamole was a fan favorite. And you can't beat the house manager, Alejandro. He's kind, dependable, and fun. He really goes out of his way to make everyone comfortable and enjoying their stay. Our family gives this vacation top ratings and would recommend...
Shayne User Profile
Response from Shayne:
We are all incredibly grateful for having had the opportunity to host this special milestone celebration for your family! Thank you so much for your glowing review! You're right - Mexico has the most hospitable and kind hearted people in the world! We hope to welcome you back!
April 2017

Michelle User Profile
November 2016
There is no way to exaggerate the wonderful experience we had at Camino al Mar. As soon as we walked into this exquisite villa, we were greeted by an incredibly friendly staff and an extraordinarily well-designed, spacious and beautiful home. Shayne went over and beyond to ensure that we had a truly customized vacation, checking with us about menus and drinks, suggesting things to do and even sending us the name of her favorite masseuse. Camino al Mar is on the main street in Bucerias, less than a block away from the beach and in close proximity to great restaurants, including Mark's, Le Bistrot, Encore, Sandrina's, La Negra (a hip great bar/restaurant) and others. The location is spectacular, second only to the house and its staff. The house is majestic without being ostentatious, beautifully designed and decorated with warm colors, great furniture and fixtures, plush beds and amenities galore. The pool is a perfect central point for spending a wonderful afternoon. Alex, a great bartender and very cool guy, was attentive without being overbearing, always ready to make us some specialty margaritas, great micheladas and fun mocktails for the kids. Our first night, Chef David cooked us delicious and diverse Mexican fare, including enchiladas suizas, flautas, freshly-made sopes with arrachera, beans and rice and a great dinner salad with an incredible balsamic vinaigrette (we quickly asked for the recipe). The dining room is private and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The next day, we woke up to a breakfast of chilaquiles, fresh fruit, refried beans, eggs and pastries. Breakfast of champions! Our dinner that night of coconut shrimp, bacon-wrapped asparagus and dinner salad was also great! Everyone on the staff is a gem - friendly, efficient and welcoming. Angela, Alex and David were wonderful with us, our kids and enhanced what was already a spectacular getaway. We cannot wait to get back to Camino al Mar. It was one of the best vacations we have had in a very long time! 5 stars and then some!

Courtney User Profile
July 2016
From beginning to end this was an amazing experience. Shayne was always quick to respond and answer my many questions, AND get us all squared away with airport shuttles. Once we arrived Alex, Denise and Angela were rock stars. Food, drinks, always on hand and always delicious. Alex would help us set up umbrellas on the beach and he would bring us pina coladas when we didn't even know we wanted them! Alex helped us set up an awesome boat trip with Ada Sailing, and he always had taxis waiting for us when necessary. 100% full service which, for a group of people who work in hospitality, was so very refreshing and lovely. I can't say enough good things about the house and the team. We can't wait to go back!

Katie User Profile
September 2015
We absolutely loved our time at the Casa. It's unbelievably gorgeous, close to all the things, and in the adorable somewhat undiscovered town of Buceiras. We cannot say enough great things about the staff. Alejandro makes magical drinks. Denise's food is incredible. We are looking forward to returning!

Jessica User Profile
August 2015
From the moment we arrived at the villa, we felt like royalty! The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. The villa was exactly like it looks in the pictures (it even exceeded our expectations). It has an amazing open floor plan, so the main kitchen, stairway, and hallways are all outdoors, and you eat outdoors most of the time. Alejandro was always on hand with a drink in the afternoons - he's a great bartender and so attentive. He also went out of his way to make our kids feel welcome with special drinks for them, too. The food was great the entire time... the meals were fresh, homemade, and we didn't eat anywhere else the whole time we were there. The coconut shrimp was delicious! The pool was fantastic - my kids were in it every available moment. We went to the beach a block away a few times, and Alejandro came down and set up umbrellas and chairs for us and made sure we had what we needed - boogie boards, lemonade... He also helped us arrange a boat trip, which I would highly recommend - We went down the coast to go snorkeling, stopped at a beach for lunch, then came home as the sun was setting. Magical. Bucerias is a sleepy little town - the week we were there (late August), a lot of the shops & restaurants were closed up, so there's not much to do right in town. We did take a drive north to Sayulita to walk around and find souvenirs (very cute town), then we were happy to come back home to the villa. There were definitely mosquitoes, so bring bug spray! But all the bedrooms were nice and cool with air conditioners, so sleeping was perfectly comfortable. There was a dramatic and fun rainstorm one night, so we huddled in one of the downstairs rooms (which also had an air conditioner) and played games and did puzzles. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and would definitely go back. An idyllic family vacation.

Kimberly User Profile
July 2015
The Villa was fantastic. We visited in July, so, quite hot, but that is to be expected. The staff is amazing and will go over and beyond to help. The location was perfect. You could not ask for more! Shayne was easy to communicate with prior to the trip. I would definitely recommend the Villa!

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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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