In Mexico, villa rentals are the way to go. And while many of the five-star hotels have built their own villas, a step up – and both more expansive and less expensive are luxury home rentals.
Of course, the key is matching the high-touch service you get at the best resorts. Elegant Mexico pairs homes that range from 4,000 to 30,000 square feet with attentive staff, including on-site concierge services, personal chefs, maid service, and house butlers What’s more, with their long local relationships, they’ve curated private experiences and VIP access.
1. Casa Del Oso
10 Bedrooms; 30 Guests; 15 Bathrooms
Casa del Oso’s well-trained, full-time staff includes two concierges, a 24-hour butler, a villa manager, chef and kitchen assistants, servers, bartenders, housekeepers, and a laundress. There are 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. With 180-degree Bay of Banderas views the infinity pool is a favorite gathering place. Spanning more than 130 feet it is as visually impressive as it is refreshing. Steps from the deck, dining palapa, and palapa bar, it features a 12-foot-deep end, allowing for a consistently cool temperature. Adjacent to the pool is a heated, jetted pool, which is ideal when the temperatures change in the evening.
For dining, there are multiple options. There I the beachfront palapa with a palapa bar and lounge, a 20-guest formal dining room or the 10-guest Wine Cellar.
For fun, there is a championship Brunswick Gold Crown V billiards table, a customized wood ping-pong table, a six-player card table, a two-lane bowling alley, a golf simulator, and a movie theater with a 110-inch screen. Just outside the gaming room is a custom-poured volleyball pool.
There’s a dedicated spa with twin massage tables, two manicure and pedicure stations, and salon and skincare products, plus St. Regis-trained professionals for your needs. Furthering your relaxation are a steam room, infrared dry sauna, and refreshing cold-water plunge pool. There’s also a private yoga studio and a well-equipped fitness suite.
There are two spacious Master Suites, four suites feature King beds, two suites with a pair of Queen beds, and two bedrooms are set up with Twin over Queen bunk beds. All have an ensuite bathroom, private terrace or balcony, air conditioning, and entertainment provided by a large, flat-screen Apple TV and a Sonos soundbar.
2. Casa Aramara
12 Bedrooms; 24 Guests; 13 Bathrooms
This magnificent private beachfront resort Casa Aramara was newly renovated in 2022. It was originally built by media entrepreneur Joe Francis and designed by award-winning architect Jaime Barba and world-famous interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. The estate is nestled amid acres of lush tropical gardens in Punta Mita, Mexico.
It combines natural beauty, a private white sandy fully swimmable beach with warm ocean water, priceless seclusion, incredible 5-star international cuisine, endless activities, and unparalleled luxury into a getaway destination unlike any other place on earth. Its 30 world-class highly trained staff provide its guests with 5-star service. The Main Houses features four Master Suites and four more bedrooms with the Garden Villa adding four more bedrooms.
3. Casa Tres Soles
9 Bedrooms; 18 Guests; 12 Bathrooms
One of the most impressive of Punta Mita vacation rentals, Casa Tres Soles is located within the beachfront enclave of El Banco. Renting here gives guests access to two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, private beach clubs, the Four Seasons and St. Regis Resort bars, restaurants, and the tennis club.
This stunning beachfront rental villa offers 180-degree views over Banderas Bay and an impressive infinity pool that snakes around the property, so you are never far from the water. The main palapa is surrounded by terraces with plenty of sunny and shaded spots to relax. If you care to dip your toes into the Pacific Ocean, the private white sand beach is just feet away.
With nine bedrooms, this 18,000 square-foot beachfront home can sleep up to 18 guests (20 with small children), making it perfect for a family vacation. Casa Tres Soles boasts a media room with seating for 18, a sauna, massage room, a fully equipped gym, and five-star amenities throughout.
The staff, includes a house manager, assistant house manager, a chef, sous chef, kitchen stewards, four waiters, a bartender, a concierge, housekeepers, a laundress, and a children’s activity director.
9 Bedrooms; 11 Guests; 18 Bathrooms
Palmasola is a stunning, private 25,000 sq. ft. retreat located adjacent to the Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita, outside of Puerto Vallarta. Offering never-ending ocean views, the property overlooks the famous golf-island hole, Tail of the Whale on the neighboring Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
Surrounded by swaying palms, mangrove trees, and lush tropical landscaping Palmasola is a sprawling mini-resort unto itself complete with a fitness center, media room, business center, private massage room, and of course an uncompromising staff.
The property is multiple buildings, designed in a classic coastal Mexican style, are laid out in a serene village-like setting, providing plenty of space for everyone in the group to find their own private spot.
Perfection is everywhere at Palmasola where the 15-person professionally trained bi-lingual staff take pride in flawless attention to every detail. Palmasola was created to be the ultimate beachfront retreat for friends, family, and colleagues to relax while enjoying nature, fabulous activities, fine dining, and each other’s company. Discover the Most Exceptional Punta Mita Villa, Palmasola Your Own Private Paradise
5. Casa Majani
6 Bedrooms; 12 Guests: 8 Bathrooms
From world-renowned architects, Manolo Mestre and Juan Collignon welcome to Casa Majani. Every room is designed with intention. A network of pathways through expansive reflection pools connects each unique structure, creating the illusion this remarkable casa is suspended over the powerful Pacific.
Situated on the northernmost tip of the Punta Mita peninsula, the resort estate is inside the gates of the Four Seasons Resort and guests have use of its facilities. Two connecting pools blend with sea and sky, enhancing undisturbed views of the blue horizon with over 150 ft of infinity edge.
The smaller pools encircle the Keili Suite, offering a dynamic and diverse swimming experience. Nearby, the whimsical bar extending unsupported from the wall is a restored vintage surfboard. A ground-level fire pit for intimate gatherings and fantastic sunsets is situated on the sand beach terrace. At the center of this impressive casa stands the grand palapa.
Nested beneath a palm-thatched roof, sits an almost ethereal living and dining terrace. Steadfast ocean breezes and sun-bathed terraces bless this marriage of nature and nurture. Striking ocean vistas surround all points in Casa Majanis’ central gathering area. The tropical wood indoor dining table is set under a vaulted ceiling. Surrounded by colorful native art and bordered by a contemplative pool, this comfortable space is a haven from the elements.
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