Why stay in an ordinary hotel when you can vacation like royalty? Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has so much more to offer than just soft, sandy beaches and a bustling nightlife. The resort town sits on the shores of the Pacific Ocean and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. Folks come from all over the world to enjoy the tropical climate and warm ocean waters. Snorkeling and scuba diving is a great way to explore the waters or just kick back and relax while catching some sun. The city is also known for it nightclubs and parties that go on till the wee hours of the morning.
Running along the beach is the El Malecón promenade, which features interesting stone statues among the many restaurants and bars. If you are looking to do some shopping head into Old Town, where you will find boutique-style shops and open-air markets. To make your vacation truly extraordinary, check out our list of some of the best vacation rentals that include your own chef, so you get more time to enjoy your visit.
This five-bedroom villa lies on the exclusive Conchas Chinas shoreline. The Las Palapas villa is designed to offer guests the ultimate tropical vacation. Enjoy relaxing, while viewing your favorite movies on the surround sound entertainment system There is a wonderful, fully-equipped kitchen, five bedrooms, all with ocean views and seven bathrooms.
The villa includes a full staff with a chef and an SUV with a driver, so you can just relax and unwind. On the property are lush garden areas, some with waterfalls, a private pool and gazebo and you have access to your own private beach, too. Downtown Puerto Vallarta is just a short five-minute drive away, if you decide you want to leave the property.
Beautiful Oceanfront Villa
Price: from 1,358 USD
Number of Guests: 12
Enjoy the ultimate tropical vacation when you stay at the Villa Karaway. The luxury home sits on a soft sandy beach and includes a large living room with ocean views, a fully-equipped kitchen including your own private chef, and both an indoor and outdoor dining area. The home has four large bedrooms and five bathrooms and can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests.
Outside, you have a swimming pool on the beach with plenty of toys and floats for relaxing. Also included are paddleboards, kayaks and boogie boards for you to use in the ocean. When, or if, you want to leave the villa, downtown Puerto Vallarta is just a 15-minute drive away.
Sandy Beach Front Villa
Price: from 400 USD
Number of Guests: 12
This seven-bedroom home is located north of Puerto Vallarta, on the coast. You will enjoy the elegant hacienda that is designed to blur the lines between indoors and out. The home has been decorated to resemble a beautiful Spanish, colonial-style home, right down to the courtyard fountains. The elegant home includes all of the normal rooms you would expect, along with seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
The home also has many additional amenities to pamper you during your stay. The hacienda is completely staffed and they are ready to see to your comfort, they will even greet you with margaritas, upon arrival. You will also enjoy a private chef, cleaning service, and a houseman to prepare poolside cocktails. The home has a rooftop terrace with a dining area and two heated, salt water swimming pools.
Lux Villa Steps to the Beach
Price: from 650 USD
Number of Guests: 14
This three-level villa sits nestled in a jungle oasis. The villa easily accommodates up to eight guests. Enjoy relaxing in the spacious living room with a satellite TV. Breakfast is provided and cooked for you daily in the fully-equipped modern kitchen and there are four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The home features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls, so you can enjoy the stunning views of ocean and jungle all around you.
You have a private pool, plus access to the shared community pool, located within the community. The beaches are just a short, five-minute, walk from the villa. You are also conveniently located near some of the best restaurants and nightclubs the city has to offer.
Staffed Paradise Villa
Price: from 984 USD
Number of Guests: 8
This elegant villa sits on the shore of Puerto Vallarta Bay. Casa Jade features stunning tropical paintings by local artists throughout the home. You will be more than comfortable in either of the two spacious living rooms or enjoy one of the two bars. The home has an entertainment area, a modern kitchen that comes with a chef, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, one of which has a hot tub-style bathtub.
There are two large terraces to enjoy the sun or stars, two private swimming pools, an infinity pool on the second level and a heated pool on the ground floor, plus an outdoor barbecue area. You are close to Los Arcos, local mountains with ocean channels running through them and they are a popular place for snorkeling.
Ocean Front Villa
Price: from 890 USD
Number of Guests: 16
These fully staffed villas are ideal for a large group, like a wedding party, who want to stay together. You get two four-bedroom villas that include cleaning service, unlimited long distance phone calls and a private chef to cook you breakfast, every day. Each of the villas has the same floor plan that includes a comfortable living room, fully-equipped kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms.
Both villas feature a penthouse-style master bedroom that has their own balconies and jacuzzies. You will have private swimming pools with the rental or you are free to use the community pool within the property. At the main entrance you will have a friendly concierge to help you transport your luggage and arrange any transportation you may need to explore the area.
Staffed Villas for Groups
Price: from 1,970 USD
Number of Guests: 16
This oceanfront home includes everything you need for a stress-free vacation. The villa sits just footsteps from one of the most popular beaches, Conchas Chinas. The home is designed for the ultimate experience in relaxation. There are several sitting areas inside and out, a large, modern kitchen that is staffed and ready to take care of you, a bar and lounge area with Wi-Fi access, four bedrooms and six bathrooms.
Enjoy relaxing on the large terrace that has stunning sea views, or cool off in the courtyard and enjoy the sound of the large fountain there. You also have a heated swimming pool for you to enjoy. Besides the chef, the staff includes maids and a concierge that can arrange any activity you wish to enjoy, from dinner reservations to local tours, they will be happy to make your vacation complete.
Fully Staffed Villa
Price: from 750 USD
Number of Guests: 12
Villa Mozzafiato sits on a mountainside and provides you with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from every room. The home is built on three levels, with a grand entrance, formal living room, one small bedroom and a bedroom suite with its own private bathroom and deck attached. The second level features indoor and outdoor living areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, another bedroom suite with private bathroom and deck, plus the heated infinity swimming pool, which also has a half bathroom located nearby.
The third level includes two master suites, each with a king-sized bed, private bathroom and decks. There is an elevator provided that makes accessing all areas of the home easy to do. You get a full staff, including a bartender, to see to your every need. You are within walking distance of one of the best beaches in the area, Garza Blanca Beach.
Amazing Ocean View
Price: from 500 USD
Number of Guests: 16
Casita Camino al Mar lies on the beach in the seaside resort town of Bucerias. The fully-staffed villa is set up to provide you with every comfort you need for a memorable vacation. The home features indoor and outdoor living spaces, including a covered area designed for entertaining. Enjoy comfortable seating areas inside and outside in the courtyard and garden areas, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a large, modern kitchen that includes a private chef, three bedrooms which all have king-sized beds, plus a loft with twin beds, and two bathrooms.
You have a private heated swimming pool with an outdoor shower and the beach is right outside your front door. Besides the chef, the villa also includes maid service, to make your stay complete.
Chic Beach Retreat
Price: from 350 USD
Number of Guests: 12
This lovely home is just south of Old Town Puerto Vallarta and is owned by Mrs. Fields, who started the cookie company of the same name. The home has been designed to offer guests their privacy, so whether you are just a couple on a romantic holiday or a large group, there are plenty of spaces to enjoy some quiet time. There is a formal living room, which features a large fireplace, a large, modern kitchen that includes your own private chef, a dining room and a large deck that overlooks the beach.
Five of the bedrooms are connected to the courtyard, which features a lovely fountain, private swimming pool and covered bar. On an upper level is another master suite with its own bathroom and deck. Your staff includes a maid, gardener, laundry service and a concierge to help you enjoy the best activities in the area.
Private Beach Front Villa
Price: from 1,250 USD
Number of Guests: 15
Staffed for your convenience
One of the main reasons to go on vacation is to leave your daily routine behind. All of these beautiful vacation rentals help you to do just that. With a staff supplied for you, there is no need to worry about mundane tasks, like cooking and cleaning, so you can just relax and enjoy this tropical paradise in style.
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