My family and I manage this property with great care as it is a jewel in Puerto Vallarta, not only for the beauty of its architecture, but for its tradition of being the meeting place for stars and artists. Since 1955 my uncle, the designer Xavier de la Torre, discovered Vallarta and decided to live in. He hosted celebrities who gave life to Villa Leonarda.
I grew up around personalities like Burt Lancaster, Peter O'Toole, Rock Hudson, Charles Collingwood, Louise Allbritton, Louis Nevelson and many others.
The Night of the Iguana attracted its protagonists Deborah Kerr, Ava Gardner, filmmaker Gabriel Figueroa and the legendary director John Huston into Villa Leonarda.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were my Godparents and took me to live with them to London in 1969. Michael, Christopher, Lisa and Maria enjoyed many holidays between Villa Leonarda and Casa Kimberly.
Villa Leonarda is open now so you can have a wonderful experience and joys of modern facilities in a unique Villa.
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Reviewed by Real Travelers
Located in downtown Vallarta, in the colorful and lively area known as Gringo Gulch, Villa Leonarda is a quiet oasis for a perfect vacation in a casually stylish ambiance. Built alongside the Cuale River, home to majestic iguanas, egrets and parrots, this rental villa, ideal for a family or a group of friends, is within…
8 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Left on Mar 06, 2012 for a stay in February 2012
My wife and I have stayed at Villa Leonarda several times since getting married there in 2004. It is truly a magical place - from the moment you pass through the antique wooden doors and enter onto the terrace you know you're somewhere very special. You can almost feel the history of Vallarta as you make your way to the circle table and enjoy time (and tequila) with friends
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