About this listing
Discover luxury and the 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
Discover Luxury and the Beach Lifestyle at Hacienda Camino al Mar, a New, Fully Staffed 7 BR Main Villa + New 3 BR Guest Casita (Can be rented seperately 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.
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.
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
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
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 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.
$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.
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.
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!
Hacienda Camino al Mar was just fantastic, the staff was accommodating and gracious, the house was comfortable and perfect for our group of 8. Dona Denise is a great cook and catered to a variety of dietary restrictions and tastes. The houseman makes the best margaritas in town and this is coming from someone who doesn't even like tequila. Overall we had a great experience. Shayne was a pleasure to work with and responds to emails really quickly.
Simply said, "Wow!" Beautiful house in a great location with a great staff. Luis, Angela, Ana, Denise and Viridiana were the most gracious and accmodating staff we have ever had. We also rented the connecting casita for a total of 26 people and they treated us like family (I doubt it was because we were all Mexican). No request was questioned or denied. The food was delicious and plentiful. It was considerably less expensive than eating out. I will never again think of renting a hotel in Bucerias, Nuevo Vallarta or Puerto when I can stay at a such an incredible private residence. The beach was just a half-block away. It is one of the best in the area. The house has boogie boards, umbrellas and chairs. Bucerias is a nice quiet town. The only annoyance was the gym next door with their Zumba and cross-training sessions. Fortunately, these were during the day and it was relatively quiet at night. Of all the places we've rented on AirBnB, (website hidden) and (website hidden) this is hands down the best. I rented two other houses down the street and my brother-in-law has a house a few blocks away, but this was the crown jewel where everybody wanted to stay. Hopefully, I'll be back.
Great House in very good condition. We had an awesome time enjoying the pool, the beach around the corner and many galleries and restaurantes also walking by. The service provided was also fenomenal and the food and drinks made the stay only more pleasant.
The house is beautiful and well taken care of. Angela, Denise, and Luis MADE the experience and took great care of us. We had 6-month old twins on this trip and they were really accommodating. The food is delicious and abundant and the drinks are always flowing. Plan for breakfast and dinner at the house and grab lunch in the town (the fish taco place around the corner from the house is great and cheap)! There is a crossfit gym right next door (apparently about a year old) that's kind of obnoxious as they slam their weights down all day. Otherwise, this house, the owner, and the staff are all top-notch (all 12 of us, at one point or another, tried to get Angela, Denise, and Luis to come home with us). We would definitely stay here again.
Shayne was a pleasure to work with. She was very willing to help, had a great deal of patience and knowledge of the venue. She made everything very easy!
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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!