As a first-time adventurer in Mexico, I can only imagine what a muddle this trip would have been without the gracious help of David and Susan. From driving us to the grocery store and airport to taking us on a boat tour of the coast (yes, including snorkeling at the Los Arcos islands!) to sharing their wealth of historical knowledge and life experiences at any time of day (and sometimes night), David and Susan couldn't have been more attentive and thoughtful hosts. In a matter of days, they became fascinating housemates and warm friends.
As for the house itself, we stayed in the Casita and loved the open-air kitchen and living room, as well as the cozy balcony space. As the highest room for let (perched just below Susan and David's living room), it boasts a lovely view and is located on a beautiful hill that is modestly peopled but still fabulously green! A short dirt trail to the top of the hill for some quick immersion into the jungle is just a 10-minute jog from the Casa and the beach is about a 20-minute walk away, though taxis are in abundant supply.
So, I can't imagine anywhere else I'd like to stay when I return to Puerto Vallarta. A beautiful location coupled with generous personalities made for an amazing experience and lifelong friends. Thank you again, Susan and David, for your hospitality and friendship! I can't wait to receive my first newsletter from you two. ;-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa de Los Arcos is a luxurious villa nestled into the hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean,with incredible unobstructed views of Los Muertos Beach, the jungle and old town Puerto Vallarta. The villa has 4 spacious suites. Rent the suites individually, or rent the whole villa, and it can sleep 10 people. There are 5 bedrooms with en-suite baths. There is lots of privacy, and large entertaining and dining areas. We will gladly arrange all your airport transfers, and once settled at the villa, we head off to the grocery store to stock your fridge. Margaritas, to follow! We are happy to arrange activities, tours and car rentals for you. Treat yourself to home spa day, with a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure. We can arrange this for you upon arrival or set it up in advance. For the nights that you do not wish to dine out, have a private cook brought in to create a wonderful Mexican meal. Our high speed internet and telephone guarantee that you can stay in touch (bring your laptops). ... more less