WOW! It was hard to come home after being so well treated for a week. If you want an extraordinary experience, this is your place! Absolutely stunning property especially well suited to larger gatherings all wanting to be in one place. We've been there for both a family reunion and a wedding and can't wait to bring a group of friends down to experience the Villa!
The ROOMS: We picked straw with everyone a winner. Every room is entirely unique with gorgeous art and furnishings throughout. We loved the views from our private balcony and the open air showers and huge soaking tub.
The STAFF: Every wish is taken care of. Incredibly sweet, caring team the has all been working together for many years. You can tell they love the owners of this property. You have a team of 9 or 10 staff that care for your laundry, cleaning, and cooking. They even accommodated my pickiness at wanting my clothes all line-dried.
The FOOD: We always had the huge breakfast with made to order items accompanying the fresh fruit, french toast, hot potato dishes, etc. Often we returned each afternoon to enjoy the pool and were welcomed by margaritas and outstanding appetizers brought to us around the pool deck ...only to be bettered by the call to dinner with outstanding recipes. The chefs easily accommodated those with severe shellfish allergies, dairy allergies, and gluten-free needs.
The LOCATION: This was the topper - we were super close (by beach walk just 5 minutes) to the hubbub of Puerto Vallarta - taking boats to islands for the day or dining at restaurants. Yet the Villa is located on its own semi-private beach area so we didn't have to hear the noise of the city and had spectacular sunset views each night.
Don't hesitate - just book this place, you will never be sorry!
The villa is absolutely STUNNING and the staff equally friendly. Could not have asked for a better experience with a large group of friends. Can't wait to come back!
This place is amazing and absolutely stunning! Great for a group of friends or a family reunion! We went for a Bachelorette party and it was the perfect escape from reality! The staff is super friendly and the views at breakfast were wonderful! Highly recommended.
Five star perfection. Staying at this property is the best decision we have ever made.
The house - jaw dropping. No photo or video or any combination of words can describe how beautiful this home truly is. It is massive, each of the bedrooms are larger than most people's entire homes. The artwork is top notch and we recognized some of the artists work when we were later in galleries around town. The furniture is all very unique, well crafted, and perfectly fits the space. The vaulted ceilings, brickwork in some of the areas, I mean you'll be drooling over each and every detail.
The Staff - They couldn't be better. You have private chefs that create meals you would find in five star restaurants, you get daily maid service that will do any laundry you have, you never are without a drink in your hand thanks to the housemen who also act as servers and bartenders, at night, a security/watchmen comes in so there is always someone there in case you need anything, if you want to book an activity you just ask the concierge, there is even a gardener who leaves fresh cut flowers in your room each day.
The Location - amazing, right on the beach, walking distance to Old Town in the Romantic Zone, near great restaurants, quiet relaxing area.
Booking - Working with the owner's daughter Jordan MacPherson (owns Vacation Vallarta as well so if you need another property say a condo if just two of you are traveling to PV, she can help you with that as well) was a breeze. Be sure to book directly with her. She knows the property like the back of her hand and answered all of our questions and always got back to us quickly. She arranged transport to and from the airport and made sure to work with the staff at the home to handle some of our special requests!
My husband and I had the best of both worlds while we stayed for a glorious week at Villa Estrella Mar. The Villa was stunningly clean with unique and breathtaking art throughout the property. Every room was elegant but peaceful. WE were able to live like the rich and famous due to the outstanding staff who made all our meals, drinks, appetizers, and fresh squeezed fruit drinks. The breakfasts were to die for! While we were treated like royalty we felt as if we were at home with all the comforts one would have. We swam in the beautiful pool everyday. Daily quick walks to town were both on the beach and on the cobblestone road behind the villa. We took a city bus to a local beach where a boat took us to a fabulous restaurant on the rocks. This is the best vacation we have ever had and we hope to share it with others again!
Villa Estrella Mar is a Puerto Vallarta Gem! Spirited and expressive the villa creates an experience that combines sweeping views of Banderas Bay with rooms that are luxuriously appointed with Mexican art and antiques. This villa is all about making family, friends and entertaining comfortable and relaxed. The thick masonry walls and red tile roof keep the interior cool, while the open shuttered doors invite the ocean breeze and crashing waves to resonate throughout the Villa.
Paco and the staff are attentive to every need! The margueritas are the best I've ever had and are refilled the very moment I am ready for the next one! The food is excellent, however, the breakfasts are extraordinary!
Having traveled all over the world, Villa Estrella Mar is our number one pick for a vacation destination! In fact we are already discussing our next stay!
Villa Estrella Mar should be on everyone's bucket list! From the moment we entered the property to the second we left. Everything was amazing, from the property, the food, the location, the 'entire' staff, to the ocean at our feet! We are still in awe and can't wait to go back! Thank you Villa Estrella Mar ❤️