Awarded 2011,2012, & 2013 Gold Award Winner for Flipkey Top Vacation Rental PV
From $700 / night
- 5 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- Sleeps 12
Description from the owner
Last Minute Special: $550 nightly staffed villa rate for bookings within 30 days of arrival during
value season! $750 per night last minute special rate during high season.
Villa Encantada. 2011,2012, and 2013 Flipkey Gold Award Winner For Top Vacation Rental Puerto Vallarta.
133 Paseo De Los Pinos Verdes, Amapas Conchas Chinas, Puerto Vallarta, JAL, Mexico
See more photos and information on Villa Encantada and our Availability Calendar at villa encantada dot com.
Luxurious staffed 5,000 square foot foot 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom villa in the hills of Amapas/Conchas Chinas. This area of the city is home to so...me of the most spectacular Puerto Vallarta villas. Villa Encantada is surrounded by a lush, tropical jungle and boasts amazing views of the Bay of Banderas. View fantastic sunsets from our beautiful terrace and covered sitting areas. Cool off in the pool or have a drink at the outdoor Palapa bar as you watch the sun go down. Five inviting bedroom suites with private baths, large upper terraces, a relaxing living room, and full staff make this villa a paradise.
Villa Encantada is perfectly situated just a few minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta in peaceful Amapas/Conchas Chinas, the most prestigious villa rental area in all of Puerto Vallatra. Puerto Vallarta was voted the friendliest City in the World by Conde Naste Travel Magazine.
Villa Encantada's romantic, tropical, open-air atmosphere takes advantage of the soft ocean breezes and the warm evenings. The clean lines and dramatic open spaces contrasted by vibrant art works throughout the Villa create a luxurious place to spend an unforgettable vacation and combine to make it one of the premier rental villas in Puerto Vallarta.
We could go on and on about the beauty of Villa Encantada, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Well let the photos speak for themselves!
-Worlds Best Villa Staff—these three are seriously great! Walter (aka Diablo!) our irrepressible chef; Rene, houseman and concierge; Isabel, maid, including laundry services
-Gourmet seven page restaurant grade menu
-Knowledgeable experienced advice about local services, restaurants, deals, etc.
-Minutes from the downtown area and Los Muerto Beach
-Minutes from Conchas Chinas Beach-the southside’s best beach
-Lovely panoramic view of the Bay of Banderas and the hillside jungle
-Very child friendly. All living spaces are on two floors, eliminating the stairclimb that many Puerto Vallarta villas have
-Solar heated swimming pool with cantera stone patio
-Solar heated jetted spa tub (not hot tub)
-Poolside palapa bar with refrigerator
-Indoor and outdoor dining areas
-Custom handmade parota wood doors, windows, and cabinets, with cantera stone flooring
-Custom artwork throughout
-In Villa masseuse available
-Sleeps up to twelve guests
-Five air conditioned bedrooms each with private custom tiled bathrooms
-Three ensuites with king beds
- One ensuite with a queen bed
- One ensuite with 2 queen beds
-Two portacribs, one high chair, and one additional full size air bed
-Fully equipped modern kitchen with two refrigerators
-Ultraviolet water purification as well as bottled water
-High speed wireless internet
-Free phone calls and fax to US and Canada
-Free local calling
-50 inch plasma TV in living room and one additional bedroom TV
-Satellite TV with approximately 200 US and Canadian channels
-Music system with Ipod hookup, DVD, and VCR
-Additional amenities: hairdryers, iron and ironing board, selection of games
-2 water heaters, 2 washers, and 1 dryer
-Four car gated garage
-Taxi service is available within five minutes by phone call
- Birthday parties and small weddings, no problem!Read more
Awarded 2011,2012, & 2013 Gold Award Winner for Flipkey Top Vacation Rental PV
Puerto Vallarta, Mexican Riviera-Pacific Coast, Mexico
Additional Location Information
Villa Encantada is located in Amapas/Conchas Chinas on the southside
of Puerto Vallarta, just a short walk to Conchas Chinas Beach (one
of the best beaches on the southside) and also a short walk to Zona
Romantica in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways
Car is not necessary
Last updated on July 28, 2014
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Additional notes from the owner
Deposit: A refundable security deposit of $700 is due upon reservation.
Payment Schedule: 50% of the total rental fee must be paid 5 days after the reservation has been made. The remaining 50% must be paid 60 days prior to the arrival date.
For all Christmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving, Easter, or Holiday reservations full payment is due at time of reservation.
- Ceiling Fans
- A/C or climate control
- Towels Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Fax Machine
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Shared outdoor pool (heated)
- Ocean or water views
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 5000 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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65 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
A TripAdvisor Member
BEST VACATION EVER
We couldn’t have stayed at a better place for our family vacation in Puerto Vallarta! Villa Encantada was everything we could’ve hoped for and more!
First off, from the beginning, Paul (the Owner of the Villa) was very accommodating and had great suggestions which played a vital role in planning the best vacation for us all. He made sure we were taken care of and that all of our requests were in order. Communication was a breeze!
As we were driven up the cobblestone street we immediately recognized our villa as we anticipated visiting it for months prior to arrival. We had a large party and it accommodated all of us comfortably. The Villa is beautiful!
Most of our nights were spent playing card games on the kitchen table, dominos on the patio, going night swimming, listening to the exotic birds from the jungle adjacent to us, looking at the views, and watching fireflies off the balcony or outside our bedroom windows. The views were truly exceptional.
Our days were spent outside the villa, but after a long day of shopping, sight-seeing, activities, etc., we couldn’t wait to get back to the comfort of Villa Encantada and Walter’s mouth-watering dinners. Our rooms would be clean and fresh, and our clothes would be washed/ folded for us thanks to Isabel. Walter and Rene would always be ready for our party with drinks and good humor. We even celebrated a very memorable birthday while we were there. Walter and Rene are the biggest pranksters, they always surprised us and we couldn’t stop laughing whenever they were around. Rene had the best recommendations for activities and arranged everything for us including our transportation which was always very prompt. He even helped get us some great prices on Coheba Cuban cigars.
Every morning we would wake up to the smell of some kind of wonderful food cooking in the kitchen and coffee waiting for us on the poolside patio…
THE FOOD: We loved EVERY single meal we had! The food was absolutely amazing! Some of our favorites (just to name a few) were the chili verde, mango crepes, coconut shrimp, bacon-wrapped shrimp, enchiladas and pozole. Walter is the best. Additionally, we had THE BEST burgers we have ever tasted, compliments of Walter (a.k.a. El Diablo).
MOST IMPORTANTLY, and what truly made our stay memorable, was the hospitality and friendship of Walter (El Diablo), Rene and Isabel. They are truly wonderful people whom we came to love! We were literally in tears when we left because we had all become so attached. We truly felt as though we loved them as much as they loved us! We will always remember our time at Villa Encantada and the wonderful memories made with each other!
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Los Angeles, California
The most amazing place in Puerto Vallarta
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and everyone. I traveled there with 12 of my girlfriends and we were all amazed. The villa itself was breath taking, not to mention the view. It was all so, so easy to set up. Paul was great at getting back to me right away and working with me.
Our first day there we were greeted by the house staff. They were wonderful. We couldn't have asked for more fabulous people. They were friendly and FUN! It was great getting to know them. They waited on us hand and foot and were willing to go the extra mile to give us what we needed and make sure our stay was a pleasant one.
If I have one regret, it's that we had to leave. I can speak for the other 12 girls who traveled there with me when I say that it was the perfect vacation and the perfect place to stay. I couldn't have imagined a better place to go with friends. If you want a memorable experience, you need to go to Villa Encantada. I have already told my family members and coworkers about this amazing find.
And by the way, the chef's cooking (Walter) is so much better than most restaurants you'll find in Puerto V.
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First and not the last...
Booked Villa Encantada for my family to celebrate Mom's 60th birthday. It was a fantastic vacation/family gathering and we have the villa to thank. The house is a perfect blend of luxury, style, design, spaciousness, and location. The layout of the house is designed so families or large groups can enjoy the space while still having private bedrooms. The house has great views, spacious dining indoor AND outdoor with a nice large pool area where we spent 90% of our time....and it gets even better! The staff (Rene / Walter / Isabelle) is top notch. So friendly, personable and talented. Walter is quite the cook and I plan to go back not just to relax but to try more of the items on the menu! Although the staff is around during the day, they do a great job of engaging you as needed and were never intrusive. I need to brush up on my Spanish before my next trip there so I can talk to Walter more...what a character that guy is. After our first visit, we highly recommend Villa Encantada. We'll definitely be back.
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We went to Villa Encantada as a group of 10 for 3 nights and had a wonderful time! Rene and Walter took such great care of us while we were there and made sure that all our needs were met! Walter's bacon wrapped shrimp were the best I've ever had, and truly, all the meals were incredible. Rene was so accommodating, and both were so friendly and personable. In addition to the great food and service, the villa itself is beautiful, clean, and well taken care of. Our group enjoyed time relaxing by the pool, as well as going to the nearby beach, Conchas Chinas, and even had a night out on the town. It was the perfect getaway for us, and we will definitely be back again...hopefully for longer next time!
Worry Free and Relaxing
This is the second time we rented this home, and not the last. The staff and facilities were perfect. Walter, Rene and Issabelle were the perfect staff. They had no problems adjusting to our schedules.
Walter's Empanadas are not to be missed.
The house is close enough to town to walk, but far enough away to be nice a quiet. No car needed. Cabs available at the end of the street.
Perfect Sunset views too!
Died and Gone to Heaven!!
This was my 2nd experience at the Villa. I thought could not get any better than the first incredible visit. I was wrong. It not only maintains the 5 star experience, but the continued and evolving affinity with the town of PV, the locals, and all of the available activities for any interests, have made it my new home away from home! The Villa is an unmatched "home base". Walter's epicurean prowess makes it hard to want to eat out. Rene is ever present for all our needs and Isabel magically prepares a spotless homecoming each day. Our laundry is washed and folded whenever needed. Can't praise this wonderful Villa and staff enough.
Happy Villa Encantada Guest
What a wonderful place!
Everything about Villa Encantada was great! The house was gorgeous, the staff were wonderful, and the location was excellent. We were there with a big group and had a great time. I would definitely recommend it!
Spectacular Setting, Architecture and accomodations!
I didn't want to leave. Our chefs Walter and Renee prepared fabulous meals and were helpful throughout the week. I would recommend Villa Encantada to anyone who wants a memorable vacation or get away.
Nothing Overlooked - Everything Perfect
I can't even begin to express the level of service and absolute joy it was to stay at Villa Encantada. From the moment we arrived, the hour of our departure everything we needed or desired was taken care of. The house staff is beyond anything we imaged. The food was delicious, the house was spotless, and the drinks flowed freely.
We were there in mid February for five days and four nights (far too short of a stay) and we can't wait to return. If you're looking for a comfortable way for a group of friends or family to share a vacation then look no further. The accommodations are private and allow for a large group to enjoy the home, but also gives each couple privacy when they desire it.
In my opinion the cost of the stay is a bargain and we can't wait to return.
Denise ... Mt.Vernon Washington
christmas family vacation
we cant say enough about how easy the owner and staff made our staying here so relaxing and hassle free.Renee took care of all our travel arrangements once we arrived and Walters food was amazing especially the chili rellenos.Being from washington state north of seattle we have alot of mexican restaurants and tend to limit trying something different so this was perfect.We did go to town one day and tryed many taco stands which were also delicious.The people in puerta vallerta are all so friendly and willing to help you find whatever you are looking for.On one of the days The guys went on a fishing trip which the information was given to us by Paul the owner of villa and had a great day while us women relaxed by the pool and had a fabulous lunch which walter prepared then later we had the fish for dinner which the guys had caught.. i also cant tell you how many times we would call Renee to have him pickup something for us on his return to villa and never had a problem he was always available..Renee also arranged to have my mom and her friend a tour of puerta vallerta being she had a hard time walking in town. We also had Esabella the housekeeper there everyday cleaning or doing laundry for use..I really cant say enough about the outstanding service that they provided for our stay..The only thing i can think of that maybe they could add would be a handrail for the pool. Looking forward to our next return vacation in beautiful Puerta Valleta. No need to go back to Cabo loved this way more..
We have now returned from our second stay at Villa Encantada. Although back in the Bay area for a week, we can't wait for another opportunity to return to our enchanted villa. The Villa was as elegantly beautiful as ever, and the staff so helpful and inviting. We spent our days enjoying the nearby beaches and town, and we always looked forward to returning to the Villa for a refreshing swim and amazing meal prepared by our super chef, Walter. Staying at Villa Encantada makes the experience of Mexico seem like that postcard we all feel dreamy about.. The view of the sea and jungle from the balconies, the coconut palms silhouetted against the pink hued evening sky... All from the peace of this most enchanted villa. Thank you Villa Encantada, and we will visit again soon!
Everything about our experience at Villa Encantada was fantastic, from the responsive booking of the Villa to the amenities at the villa itself. Paul (booking contact) was very responsive and helpful with any pre-trip questions. The villa itself looks exactly like the pictures - you will not be disappointed! The staff service was great, including the meals. Everyone mentions the bacon wrapped shrimp, but you gotta try the huevos rancheros too. You can take a very steep downhill walk to Conchas Chinas beach, or the town of PV is a short 15 minute walk. I went for a nice run to town every morning. The family played in the pool for hours every day.
Thanks to Rene, Walter and Isabel for a wonderful time.
This house is Gorgous. Clean and well taken care of. As soon as we got there, we were greeted by Margaritias and appitizers. The staff at the villa made us great food and treated us with the best service possible. The villa was close to downtown and it made it easy to get around. The cons to this house was that we had some trouble finding the house at first but after learning the area it was fine. Staying at the villa is 10 times better then any hotel IVE stayed at in Mexico and will stay here again on my next trip to Puerto Vallarta.
Made us delicious food and drinks. I have
El mejor fin de semana :)
No tengo mas que cosas buenas que decir, empezando por el administrador que se porto muy atento y flexible al negociar la renta de la casa.
La casa esta hermosa y cuenta con todo lo que necesites para pasar unas vacaciones inolvidables. La vista es impresionante y la ubicación esta genial porque es tranquilo y privado aparte de que esta cerca de la playa y el centro de Vallarta.
Lo mejor fue el servicio, yo fui de despedida de soltera y creo que ya no me voy a casar por que me enamore de Walter (el chef y Rene (el encargado de la casa) jaja nos trataron como reinas, la comida y bebidas deliciosa.
Familia Preciado Morales
Guadalajara, Jalisco México
Villa Encantada nos permitió disfrutar de una manera distinta nuestras vacaciones en familia ya que además de ser una bella casa con todas las comodidades nos brindaron un excelente servicio haciéndonos sentir como en nuestro hogar.
La comida realmente deliciosa sin contar con el toque carismático del chef Walter y las cordiales atenciones de Rene hicieron nuestras vacaciones realmente inolvidables.
Definitivamente queremos regresar algún día. Gracias Villa Encantada.
Fantastic Vacation Home- Highly Recommend You Stay Here!
Where do I begin? We found the Villa online and were impressed with the positive reviews. Needless to say the Villa Ecantada was an awesome find for our family. We had nine people stay at the villa for a week. Before our arrival and even during our stay Paul was extremely helpful with any questions we had. The whole staff was absolutely amazing! I can't say enough about Rene and Walter. We originally planned to go out to eat a lot, but after tasting Walter's food we stayed in for dinner nearly every night, you just can't beat the price for the quality of food he prepares. Rene and Walter were extremely friendly and made our trip completely stress free. Our whole family would recommend you consider staying with the Villa Ecantada if you're visiting Puerto Vallarta. You won't regret it!!
Gig Harbor, WA
Great Family Vacation!
We just returned from our 7-night stay at Villa Encantada. We took our parents for their 50th anniversary. There were 10 in our party, from 13-70. All ages loved the villa. The staff was great, welcoming us with a birthday celebration for my nephew on our first night. We experienced the traditional Mexican "shots". It was so much fun! Walter and Rene were great and made excellent food. The bacon-wrapped shrimp were our favorite! Thanks to Paul for arranging the trip and being so helpful. His suggestions were all great. This was the perfect villa for our family of 10.
Wonderful experience in Puerto Vallarta
Our group: 4 couples
Length of Stay: 6 days in June
Overall, this was fantastic vacation. It exceeded my expectations in many, many ways. If we ever decide to vacation in Puerto Vallarta again, we will definitely stay here a second time.
Pros: Too numerous to name. Some highlights - Fantastic staff, wonderful dining, personal pool, clean, safe, excellent value.
Cons: minor - "Jetpool" not a hot tub, meaning that it only gets hot when the sun is out all day.
I cannot say enough about how great our vacation was. Rene catered to any needs we had and undoubtedly would have done much more if we'd needed it. Walter cooked absolutely fantastic meal after meal (highly recommend the bacon-wrapped shrimp!) Isabella kept our rooms, and the house in general, in tip-top shape. She actually did a few loads of laundry for 2 of our group who had left their clothes out.
Initially, I was a bit nervous about renting out a villa, since we'd never done this before. However, my contact Paul, answered all my questions and relieved my concerns before-hand. If you are looking for a unique vacation for a medium to large group in Puerto Vallarta, I highly recommend Villa Encantada.
Puerto Vallarta Mexico
An unforgettable experience
My wedding ceremony took place in the lovely Villa Encantada, I couldn't choose a better place. Everything was perfect, the villa as it's name says is full of charm, and the staff service is the perfect complement to make your stay unforgettable. This was the best place for my honeymoon!!! We will definitely go back.
Incredible Wedding Venue on Mexico's Pacific Coast!
I'm a Manhattan based Destination Wedding Planner and recently booked the Villa Encantada for a 26 person wedding. My clients were beyond thrilled with the accommodations, the staff and their overall experience. As a wedding planner, I'm always looking for unique and boutique venues and it doesn't get much better than this one. Not only is this the perfect "non hotel" venue for a wedding, but the price is right as well. You get so much for so little- including the villa's incredible staff. Renee at the villa went above and beyond to facilitate all of the planning details for me. Paul, the owner, was great to work with... responsive, informative and very, very helpful! I cannot say enough things about this amazing gem on Mexico's Pacific Coast and can't wait to book my next wedding here!
~ Kimberly Richmond
Runaway Bride Destination Weddings
T. 617. 512.2749
Best Birthday Ever!
I had the opportunity to have 7 of my girlfriends want to fly away to help me celebrate my birthday.. I heard about Villa Encantada thru another friend that highly recommened it. I have to say that this house exceeded my expectations. What an amazing house that has the most amazing views and all the accomindations one could ask for.
The staff (Rene and Walter) were amazing! They took such good care of us and were even happy to help with surprises my friends wanted to do. The food was terrific. I would highly suggest just staying in for breakfast and dinner. It is too good not too.
I am so thrilled that I could spend my birthday at Villa Encantada. I will never forget my trip and hope to come back very soon.
My extended family (7 adults and 3 babies under the age of 3) stayed here for a week. It was wonderful. I wanted to specifically note the extent to which Paul and his staff made the experience great with kids. We were able to borrow 3 cribs and a high chair, and Rene arranged three babysitters for us (so each baby had their own!). The babysitters did a fantastic, loving job taking care of our kids. Walter and Rene made sure the fridge was stocked with foods the kids liked. The house set-up itself was a little tricky with kids (open stairwells, balconies, pool) but with the excellent and attentive babysitters we felt completely comfortable leaving the kids at home. Thank you!
I love to travel and I love to research great places to visit and this time I hit the jackpot!!! Staying at Villa Encantada was the best vacation I have ever had...and I travel a lot. The pictures were accurate and the food by chef Walter was so delicious. Rene, our houseman, was there for us whenever we needed him. I could not have even imagined a better time. I can totally see why this villa received an award. We were there for a surprise birthday party for my husband and invited friends. This was an awesome surprise and as picky as I am I can't even think of one single complaint or recommendation. The owner was easily accessible and did everything possible to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. He and the staff were a blessing and this experience has completely changed my view of what a vacation should be like. If in doubt, think no more. Book it and I gurantee you that you will not be disappointed. It is an amazing house with amazing service.
Absolutely a wonderful stay!
This Villa was a perfect place for us to have a get-away in a completely relaxing surroundings. The location was very central. We had complete privacy but always felt that we could approach the very friendly staff of Walter , Rene and Isabell for help and advice. The Villa is beautiful and perfect for family and friends. Very well maintained and more than adequate for all of our needs.
The house is well furnished and decorated, and has a truly majestic view over the bay. We took breakfast and dinner all but one of the days on the terrace with its breathtaking views of the ocean below. There was no need to leave the Villa since the food was excellent. Thank you for such a memorable vacation.
Megan and Carlos
San Francisco, CA
Could not have been better!
From the moment we walked through the gate, passed the beautiful vegetation,fanciful sculptures, and inviting swimming pool, into Villa Encantada - where we were greeted with warm smiles, margaritas and the best guacamole ever - we knew we were in for a wonderful experience. The Villa is gorgeous, beautifully decorated with vibrant art and all the amenities. As the trip planners we had our choice of bedrooms and it was a tough decision since all the rooms are unique, spacious, and private, with beautiful views of lush green hills and the ocean. Villa Encantada is well located just south of Puerta Vallarta, within walking distance to Conchas Chinas Beach as well as the beaches in town.
I can't say enough about the staff, particularly Walter, our fabulous cook, who magically and seemingly effortlessly prepared one delicious meal after another, and Rene, who took care of our every need. No request was too big or too small.
It was tough to leave Villa Encantada, and we look forward to returning.
Wow! Amazing Villa!!!
What a beautiful place! We just spent 7 nights at the villa and it was perfect! Beautiful rooms, great pool area, amazing views. We dined outside every morning and evening looking at the ocean. Walter and Rene made Villa Encantada feel like home. They went out of there way to make sure everything was taken care of. They even overheard us talking about making mimosas and a few minutes later, they were being served to us! If you are looking for villa living, I would recommend Villa Encantada in a heartbeat.
Great House and Staff - would book again
Booked this house over the week between Christmas and NYE. Exceeded expectations. House is well located. Staff is very attentive. Walter is a great cook and he and the team to a wonderful job of taking care of the guests.
When can we return?
My family of four, as well as our good friends, in-laws, and grandma (total of 11) stayed here over Thanksgiving week and had a wonderful time! From the moment we arrived on that warm-humid day - margaritas awaited our arrival and I don't think they ever ended!! Each group had their own bed room w/air conditioning and a private bath. The home was perfectly and beautifully appointed. It took us exactly 13 minutes to walk into the Zona Romantica and into Old Town as well as beautiful beaches! The staff was amazing to say the least! Our kids loved the pool and pool/basketball nets! The views from the deck and guest rooms are lovely and the beds are firm and comfy!! The home is located on a fairly steep hill, but for all of us, it was not a problem. Taxis are prevalent if that were to be an issue for any guests!
Everything in villa encantada was perfect, there is not much to be said than the staff are wonderful, and that I don't have a doubt in my mind that if I ever go to vallarta again villa encantada is where I'm staying.
Great Girl's Getaway!
We recently soaked up some sun here for a friend's birthday celebration and absolutely loved every minute of our stay. I was pleasantly surprised (repeatedly) by the management, staff and the house overall. It was incredibly fun and completely relaxing at the same time. We were so comfortable and well taken care of that we were all hanging a little low on the trip home. But great memories and would definitely return!
New York City
Better than last time!
Stayed at the Villa from May 12-19, 2012. Six out of seven of us had stayed there back in 2008. They have kept up the Villa and made some improvements in their staff (Rene - the Houseman), while Walter (cook) and Isabel (maid) are still there. Isabel is sweet and kind, and Walter's cooking (which was good 4 years ago) is now great! The staff is fun, accommodating, and the Villa is a great place to relax. We brought pool toys, rafts, beach balls, music and had an excellent stay. We will return!
This place is legit!!!
Went here for a guys getaway and I must say this is the best hotel/house/villa I've ever stayed at! The house is absolutely amazing! 5 rooms and no joke, every room has a view... well almost. The inside room doesn't but it has a skylight. Every room has a bathroom with a full sized shower. Bottom line is the place is big, really big and the furniture is new and well kept.
The view and pool/ patio area is great. Enjoy a cocktail, take a nap, have another ten cocktails. You will not get tired of this place. The staff cooks some delicious food. I would suggest having them cook all of your meals. We ate out a couple of times and the food doesn't compare to the house chef's. We heard his specialty was seafood but, we didn't get to try it. I think he knows how to make everything! The maid was really nice too. She did a very thorough cleaning every day! The staff is also very knowledgable about the area. If you need some ideas on what to eat, where to go, or what to do, ask them!
Booking the place was very easy. They respond to emails quickly and provide you with plenty of information to prepare you for your trip. No hidden costs and the deposit was returned in a timely manner. If I could give this place 6 stars I would! I can't recommend this place enough!
Incredible Villa and Staff!
Villa Encantada is easily the nicest home I've rented on any of my vacations over the years. The villa itself is huge and has very comfortable furniture, beds, etc and has everything you would have in your home. The layout is perfect - every room has privacy, a bathroom, and an amazing view. Lastly, it's in the perfect location - very close to town and beaches (walking distance).
The only thing better than the villa itself was the staff. The place was immaculate every day and meals that they cooked were restaurant quality. We also enjoyed their company as they were really fun to be around.
I would rent Villa Encantada again in the blink of an eye. It was an incredible vacation.
Lima - Perú
Las Mejores Vacaciones!!!
Mi familia y yo pasamos una semana maravillosa en Villa Encantada. Esta villa está realmente encantada por recibir el servicio de un complejo vacacional de alta calidad y de hacer sentirte como si estuvieras en casa. Desde el principio nos quedamos sorprendidos al descubrir la Villa, definitivamente superó nuestras expectativas. Fue muy bueno ser recibidos por deliciosas bebidas y aperitivos después de un largo y agotador viaje. El personal es excelente! Walter y René preparan una comida exquisita y siempre están al tanto de uno para asegurarse que se sienta cómodo y que se este divirtiendo. René, incluso nos llevo a la playa el primer día para asegurarse de que lleguemos al lugar correcto. Mi familia y yo estamos deseando volver a la Villa Encantada para nuestras próximas vacaciones.
Good clean fun!
...and by good I mean great! The Villa was gorgeous and impeccably clean. My fav meal was the steak dinner, which was so very tender. The pillows were super comfy (unlike pillows in other hotels that hurt my neck. And the staff members were awesome. My only complain was that the hot tub was "solar powered" = under powered.
Relaxation in luxury
What a beautiful villa! Very clean and relaxing. The staff was wonderful and worked together as a team to make our stay the best possible.
Wonderful villa, staff, location, and value
I stayed with 11 friends this past week and we had a fantastic time. The villa is beautiful, located on the hill above the south end of Los Muertos beach. Rene and Walter (eg, El Diablo) were the best! Even with 12 people in the villa and a few other friends stopping by to hang out, it felt extremely roomy - I'd highly recommend it for large groups. The food was great - there was always plenty of it to go around, and they kept leftovers for us in the fridge for midnight snacking. The Chile Rellenos were our favorites.
The Villa is also easily accessible to the beach and the Zona Romantica - we never took cabs going out (only coming home - up the hill). If you look on the map, it seems like an inconvenient walk, but there's a network of staircases that gives you an almost straight shot down to the beach (take a left, away from town, when you hit the highway, and the first staircase will be about 20ft away on the right). If you're walking to town, you should take this first staircase down to Santa Barbara street - a beautiful cobblestone alleyway with hardly any cars that takes you directly into town. It's a gorgeous walk, especially at night (about 15 minutes).
Our only complaint was the weather - seems like la Nina is contributing to some cloudiness/rain down there this year, because we only had one truly sunny day of the trip - it was very odd for this time of year!
All in all, fantastic place, and we can't wait to go back.
Coral Gables, Florida
Most memorable family vacation
Our extended family had a reunion at Villa Encantada in March. Every detail about our stay was perfect. The vistas of Puerta Vallerta were breathtaking. We were close to downtown and the beach, but spent much of our time enjoying the Villa. The meals were extraordinary (especially the never-ending guacamole and chips and margaritas.) We look forward to returning as a family in the near future.
There is nothing better than arriving after a long flight to guacamole salsa chips and a cold drink...Walter & Rene were awesome, funny, very polite and took care of all our needs. The house is spectacular the views are breath taking and my wife and I felt at home. We had three other couples that stayed with us and it was so so so much fun. Your just far enough away from town and yet close enough to walk or hitch a taxi.The sunsets are breath taking and so so beautiful. This place is where you can relax, get crazy and just enjoy the true life of Puerto Vallarta. The food that is prepared is so so great and the price is perfect...I will only say we never had it so good..Thank you Walter & Rene you rock..God bless ..Scottyb & Anabela
Villa Encantada was so nice we didn't want to leave!
First off, this place is beautiful. It was more beautiful then I had imagined it would be. Everything was so nice, clean and breezy, just perfect for a vacation. Each room had their own bathroom which I found to be nice so each couple didn't have to share bathrooms. The Chefs Renee and Walter were spectacular. Not only did they cook us great meals each day, they were super friendly and got us whatever we needed. The place was so nice it was hard for me to decide on a day to day basis if I wanted to go to the beach with the rest of our group or stay at the Villa and relax. I would 100% recommend staying at the Villa Encantada.
San Diego, CA
Home away from home
I arrived at the villa feeling completely depleted. The home-like environment, the views, and especially the wonderful staff allowed deep rest and rejuvenation.
Attentive to our needs and never intrusive, the women and men who help make the villa like home were outstanding. Just try to think of something they will not try to provide exactly as you like it!
The only place to stay in Puerto Vallarta!
Comfort, rest, relaxation and service are key for me when I travel. Villa Encantada was that and more...
*Each room was tastefully decorated and full of charm.
*The area was quiet so I could relax as well as keep my mind focused on work.
*The service from breakfast to dinner kept me from wanting to go out as the food was delicious, creatively prepared and artful.
*The pool was a perfect distraction that kept me working too long and was the perfect temperature!
*No matter what I needed the Villa had it-Wifi, complete kitchen (which I did not need because I was served so many good meals), movies, music and massage!
I will be back to Puerto Vallarta and when I am I will be back at Villa Encantada to enjoy this treasure I have found!
The Perfect Vacation
I stayed at the Villa for one week and had one of the best and most relaxing vacations of my life. The Villa was amazing; it was comfortable, beautiful and spacious, with professional, friendly service. Some favorite morning memories: sitting at the outdoor table by the deep blue of the pool, eating a beautiful array of fresh fruit; chatting with family and friends in the open tropical air, drinking freshly squeezed juice followed by delicious Huevos Rancheros; sipping coffee in solitude on my bedroom deck gazing below at the sparkling ocean and looking upwards towards the tropical foliage. Afternoon memories: coming home from an amazing day at the beach to be served the most best Guacamole I've ever had with freshly made chips while siting at the large indoor marble table, the tropical air drifting in the open widows and doors. Evening memories: listening to allehluyah together in silence as we watched the sun set over the ocean from the upstairs deck; late night walks down to town followed by a dip in the perfect temperature pool after the walk back up the hill to the Villa. The colors and atmosphere of the Villa are beautiful, soothing to the eyes and soul. The Villa is the perfect place to stay. I can't wait to go again.
This was an awesome trip with great food, beautiful Villa and lovely staff. We traveled as an extended family of 11 and enjoyed every minute - the Chef Walter is amazing - Rene very helpful and Isabelle was perfect. Ready to go back!
Walnut Creek, California
A stay @ Villa Encantada
I had to the pleasure of staying at Villa Encantada and I just wanted to follow up after our stay at the Villa. The house was amazing in a beautiful location with some great views. We had a great time during our stay at the villa. The whole group though felt what really put the Villa over top was the support of the staff: Rene, Walter and Isabella. They did an amazing job at making us feel at home at all times. From Rene helping with any local activities to Walter's amazing food and drinks and not to forget Isabella helping clean up after a group of 10 guys. It is a great Villa, but they are what put it over the top for us.
I am sure you will see some of us from the group again after this great experience. I just wanted to thanks.
Fantastic Villa and Superb Staff
We just returned from our stay at the villa - a group of 5 couples enjoying a long weekend in Puerto Vallarta - and I have to rave about the fabulous time we had at the villa. Beautiful setting, lovely property with great ameneties, and most importantly, a fantastic staff. We were absolutely pampered by Rene, Walter and Isabel. The food was fantastic, everything was spotless, and they all were incredibly friendly and helpful. Anything we wanted was arranged by Rene, be it food, drinks, transportation, recommendations, etc. We ended up going into town just one night during our trip, we were totally content staying at the villa and enjoying all it had to offer. I highly recommend Villa Encantada. It's great for groups and will be sure to provide you with great memories.
Great Time @ Villa Encantada
had a great time spending my 60th birthday. The villa is better than i expected. with the whole family there, it was a great b-day. acomadations were excellent, but the food was better. never a dull moment. the help we had became more like family while we were there. weather great, Ocean was great., and always felt safe wherever we went. Did the zip-lines, went to zoo ( so different from USa ). i could not have had a better time unless i would have gone in the summer for the fishing. the pool was great, and fun time just to lay around.
i would recomend to anyone with children or all adults.
thank you for a fun time
Child Friendly Luxury
We recently returned from our first visit to PV.
My father-in-law wanted to celebrate his 60th birthday with a family trip where all of us could be together as much as possible. This Villa was the most perfect option we could have imagined.
The group included my two children who are 2yrs and 4yrs old. I could not believe how child friendly this luxury Villa is. The railings all over the Villa are beautiful and high. The kids can not climb up on them or fit their body's between. I could let them go up and down the one small flight of stairs without worry. When we went to the beach for a day the Villa provided all of the beach toys we could want! There were shovels, buckets and many other little things that we used to make a fantastic sand castle.
The 2 year old ate in a large, soft, cushy high chair each day and slept in a large, shiny, new looking port-a-crib each night. Both were provided by The Villa Encantada. Walter would even wash the sippy cups after each meal.
I piled the kid's loads of dirty cloths downstairs in the laundry room each night. Before I finished breakfast the next morning Isabel had it all clean and folded and put back in the bedroom. She even washed our crib bedding for me. I can not tell you how nice it was to go home with everything clean and smelling amazing in our suitcases.
The Villa Encantada was true luxury for a mama traveling with babies.
All of this was done without us asking. The staff at the Villa really pays attention and anticipates any need or want you might have. It was the best service any of us has ever had.
The Villa Encantada exceeded our high expectations in every way. We can not wait to return. The group is already planning the next trip.
Thank you Kelly, Rene, Walter and Isabel for doing everything so that we could spend our time making amazing memories we will have for a lifetime.
I stayed with several friends at Villa Encantada for a week. This is my second trip to the Villa and it just keeps getting better. From the greeting - margarita and guacamole with chips - you are made to feel welcome and at home. Walter's cooking is so good that you hardly want to go out to restaurants. His various shrimp dishes are divine! The house is on a hill with beautiful ocean and sunset views. For the hardy, it is a good walk to downtown and back up the hill. The villa is beautifully decorated and the staff extremely polite and helpful. I consider myself extremely lucky to experience this kind of vacation and will definitely go again and again! Thanks to Rene, Walter, and Isabel for making our stay so enjoyable.
Home away From Home
Villa Encantada serves as the perfect perch to experience the jem known as Puerto Vallarta. We have explored the city on two enchanting visits (both from this magical home). It is difficult to encapsulate how one feels when waking every morning in such an ideally constructed setting. Breakfast is skillfully prepared by the chef. The home is clean and in perfect order thanks to the dilligent efforts of the staff. You are tucked away in Conchas Cinas, a quiet neighborhood nestled between the Siera Madre and the beautiful Bay of Bandaras. Just a short walk (or brief cab ride) north is the husle and bustel of a quaint, 1800's spanish colonial city with pelnty of shopping and site seeing bekaning. We loved the magical walk along curving brick streets through the old residential area to the beach.
The property is the epitome of luxury; location, staff and amenities all recieve 5 stars. This is a very unique and rare occurance in my experience. It is litteraly a home. No screaming kids at the pool (unless you bring your own). No stress over dinner reservations (Walter's jumbo, bacon wrapped shrimp are a must try).
I strongly suggest walking the Malecon on Sunday evening, many locals hit the streets with thier families. This generates a carnival feel to the old part of town. We also enjoyed the art Walk on Wednesday night. Many private gallaries open thier doors to the public. Some of the sculptures, jewelry, paintings and ceramics are exceptional.
We took the snorkeling trop near Los arcos. It is average.
The whale watching tour was phenomenal. The quantity and size (think fire truck) of these annimals is truely a wonder to be seen. Most had young (large SUV size) with them.
Puerto Vallarta is great destination for all ages (we will be back) and there is no better place to stay than Villa Encantada. Thanks to the staff and managers of this great property. It is truely magical.
Home away from home in Puerto Vallarta
A Perfect Get away. I have stayed at Villa Encantada twice. The location is great, beautiful views, off the beaten path, yet still a sort walk to town or the beach. The food and service at the Villa are first rate. The suites are private and very nicely appointed. The layout of the Villa is complete with decks, pool, out door bar, sitting and dining areas that allow for easy socializing with family and friends. I am ready to go back!
A Perfect Place to Visit Every Year!
My girlfriends and I have visited Villa Encantada two years in a row and plan to make it an annual trip. We absolutely love it there.
It is the perfect setting to catch up with old friends and get away from work and the normal daily routine.
You are welcomed to the home with traditional margaritas and homemade guacamole and salsa. Everything you request in advance is ready for you on arrival.
The house is perfectly set up for a large group. The five bedrooms each have a bath so you have great privacy. The indoor and outdoor living areas are very large. The pool is a perfect size for cooling off. The entire house is very well maintained and decorated very nicely.
Just as important, the staff is great. Rene has 'happy hour' for us at the patio bar every day. He makes us cocktails on request and delivers them to us poolside - with snacks!
Walter's cooking is fantastic. We tailor the standard menu to our needs and every meal is better then anything you would find in town - so we never even bother with that.
Isabel keeps the house very clean. She is so sweet to work around us as we move about the house.
Anything you need can be arranged. We love to have massage therapists come to the home and set up their tables on the upper balcony. You have an outdoor massage with relaxing music, a view of the ocean and you don't ever have to leave the house. If you want more excitement, Rene will help you chose an activity and make sure you get there and back safely.
I really recommend a stay at Villa Encantada. You'll be hooked. Just don't book during my annual stay!
The Best of the Best
Let me first start off by saying that my wife and I love to travel. We are constantly looking for the best of the best. You know what I mean, best views, best location, best service and best ammenaties at the best price. Truely hard to find. We will usually settle for 4 out of 5.
"5 out of 5" for the Villa Encantada! Villa Encantada surpassed all expectations. The setting is breathtaking, with the villa perched on the hillside with spectacular, wide open views of the ocean and the lush vegetation surrounding. Yet somehow, the beauty and design of the villa itself manage to compare. The luxury of having a full staff will keep you coming back. Villa Encantada's staff was professional yet made you feel at home. The customized, gourmet meals still have us talking. We plan to go back soon for more empanadas! We took both sets of our parents, a sibling and spouse and everyone wants to go back with us. We also took our two young boys (2 1/2 yrs and 6 mos.) and the staff was perfect with them and very accomodating. They even have a highchair, baby walker, stroller and some toys for them. A very nice surprise. We would recommend Villa Encantada to anyone!
This is a must "stay" Villa. My family and I had a wonderful time. The location was great. Walking distance to town if you choose or just a short cab ride. The view is amazing and the Villa is beautiful. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. Make sure you come hungry cause the food is awesome. I would highly recommend staying here.
Wonderful location with a beautiful view. Our group especially enjoyed the food and the staff, how convenient! The villa is gorgeous and close to the beach and the night life. I would definitely recommend this location, we really enjoyed ourselves.
Location is very convenient.
The Villa is lovely. The furnishings are beautiful yet comfortable. And the service and food ............ you never want to leave.
A Little Piece of Heaven
Villa Encantada is a well kept secret. It is a quiet getaway where one can go to relax, regroup, and unwind.Whether we just hung out by the pool, adventured into town, or took a private snorkeling tour we were content. The villa provides an elegant private setting where from every room visitors can gaze at sweeping vistas of Banderas Bay. The villa itself is a musueum filled with art and elegant yet comfortable furnishings. Iced cold margaritas greeted us upon arrival with guacamole to die for. Each meal was a culinary delight, provided by our personal chef, Walter. If you are in Puerto Vallarta and looking for an extraordinary getaway, Villa Encantada will not disappoint you.
Our book club went down to PV for four days and we throughly enjoyed
everything from the food at the villa, to the people who work there and the
views (even from my bed) were out of sight. It was just a short walk into town,
but we enjoyed being together at the villa, especially at cocktail hour. There
were lots of places to sit and read by yourself, which was nice. I would go
back in a minute.
San Francisco, CA
Puerto Vallarta Dream
Our Book Club traveled to PV together in February (yes, we are a fortunate Book Club). There were 10 gals and we had sooo much room. The accomodations are great for a group or family. Still have dreams of the selecting breakfast from the menu and having Walter (our personal chef) whip up some crepes with mango sauce. We were totally spoiled with the service. The finishes in Villa Encatada are of extremely high quality with an artistic flair. I would highly recommend this property.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
A family vacation to remember.
My family and I stayed 10 nights at the Villa Encantada in Puerto Vallarta. Our expectations were not only met, but exceeded.. The Villa was amazing. It was large, well appointed and beautifully lit. We were amazed how comfortable 7 adults and 3 children could be in a 5 bedroom estate. The villa was so beautiful and self contained, we almost had no need to explore the rest of Puerto Vallarta.
The staff on hand (Alex, Isabel and Walter) catered to our every whim. Alex was always on hand with helpful tips and suggestions for activities around town as well as any Spanish to English translations, that we often needed. The always smiling Isabel, made sure the villa was clean and well stocked. Walter, the chef, was a magician in the kitchen. From his tasty Pina Coladas at poolside to the local lobster, Walter gave my family and I a culinary master class with every meal. At breakfast, the mango and cream cheese crepes, were the all-around favorite by a landslide.
Having all of the conveniences of home really added to our comfort. The large, flat-screen TV really helped with the young ones. Having the satellite TV, the kids could watch all of their shows and cartoons. A welcome amenity when the adults needed an afternoon nap. The villa was very well connected. I had access to high speed wireless internet for my laptop and free phone service to Canada.
Overall, I have but one complaint; it was over all too soon! Highly recommended, 5 stars.
This was a return trip to Villa Encantada and I'm planning on going again. As before, the villa in more beautiful than the pictures (so much great art) and the staff is warm and welcoming. Also, Walter's food is great. It's so much better than any hotel because we had the entire place to ourselves. Even at the ultimate 6 star resort there are the other people; here, it's just me and my friends.
The first time we rarely left the villa because we felt we had everything right there. This time we ventured out more. Some great things (there are tons of suggestions in the reference book at the villa) to do are the water taxi that takes you south to deserted beaches, walks on the Malacon. Also, some great restaurants like Garza Blue and Hacienda San Angel.
I liked best the total relaxation of this elegant destination. Least favorite thing was going home--the airport was long lines and reminded me it was back to reality.
Simply put - The BEST vacation my family has ever had!!!!!
From the moment we arrived at the Villa we were made to feel right at home. Isabel, Alex and Walter were simply fantastic!! The location of the Villa and the sights from anywhere inside are truly world class. The architect who designed the villa hit a home run. It comes with stunning views of the ocean and breathtaking sunsets each night. The layout of the building allowed all 10 of us to feel comfortable and allow everyone to have enough space to enjoy a vacation of a lifetime. The meals were extraordinary, the housekeeping was impecable and the overall experience was one for the ages. I would absolutely recommend to anyone who is thinking about travelling to Puerto Vallarta to mark Villa Encantada as the place to be.....I guarantee you will not be disappointed....heck, we're even talking about returning there next year!!
Beautiful villa, perfect margaritas
I stayed at Villa Encantada with a group of 10 women, and it was beyond fabulous. The villa is beautiful and comfortable with lots of areas to gather and socialize or to go off for a little alone time. Even with 10 people, it never felt crowded at all. The staff was welcoming and really helped make our stay special. This is especially true of Walter, the chef, whose margaritas and guacamole are perfection, and who makes the best coconut shrimp I've ever eaten. I'm already dreaming of a return visit.
Had a wonderful week-long stay in the villa with friends and family. This place is immaculate, the upkeep and attention to detail are impressive and the overall experience was very positive.
Aside from the sunsets, the best parts of staying there were:
The staff, friendly and welcoming
Excellent food, two meals provided daily. Our group was partial to the mango crepes for breakfast and the bacon wrapped shrimp for dinner. Also, try the Flan.
Lastly, and this is hard to define, but the place is luxurious and "high-end" without seeming pretentious.
It is about 1/2 mile from town, up a rather steep hill. This provides great views, but the walk up is a workout. Taxi's are plentiful and cheap so the less athletic ones in our group chose to take advantage of them on the way home.
The Perfect Family Vacation
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Encantada. We arrived to the house with all of our bags on a nice warm June afternoon and were greeted by Alex, the houseman, and Walter, the chef and a table full of margaritas, chips, and guacamole. The perfect welcome and the perfect way to start out our trip! We loved the house, which is beautiful, open and airy. Beautiful tile floors inside and out. The views are great, upstairs and on the main level. The location of the villa is great too, a short cab ride to town, or a nice walk, we were also able to walk to the beach and walk down to the highway to catch the bus. Most of all the staff at the Villa are absolutely wonderful! I really can't say enough. We traveled with our then 14 month old son and they were so helpful, entertaining him during meals they even watched him one day while we went on a dune buggy tour that Alex set up for us. Having Alex around, was like having our own personal concierge he would help us decide what to do and would set things up for us. I also used the villa's website a lot before our trip to try to get ideas of things we wanted to do while there. I loved the website, all the activities gave me so many great ideas. I hope we get to return soon!