My wife and I are not fond of big glitzy hotels and we seek out accommodations that are off the beaten path. We discovered House of Wind and Water while staying in Puerto Vallarta. We drove the 5 kilometers from PV Centro through small pueblas along cobblestone and dirt roads to find this unbelievable B&B hidden in the mountains of the Southern Sierra Madres alongside the Cuale River. Run by Andy and Kathleen, the B&B clearly demonstrates their proclivity as artists (Kathleen is a world class painter and Andy is a sculptor and writer as well as excellent raconteur). There are 4 lovely rooms and my wife and I stayed in one which has a view of the river. Very private and very quiet. There is even a small pool for relaxing in the late afternoon. Andy does the cooking and his meals are to die for. Although intended as a place for artisit's retreats (Kathleen conducts art classes as well), just going there to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life was our goal in booking two nights there. Every room has a private bath. Can't beat that. We never saw so many stars in the dark sky before.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Nature Lovers Paradise, in a tropical Jungle paradise. We are at the base of the Sierra Madres along the Magical Rio Cuale in a traditional country Mexican Colonia. Our location is only minutes to Old Town, all of the wonderful restaurants, night life and the famous beaches of Puerto Vallarta as well as zip lines and horse back riding. We offer Art and Yoga Retreats, artistically decorated rooms, full breakfast with your stay and dinner options with the owners. We also offer long term vacation rentals in our efficiency apartments. ... more less