Spotlight on Villa la Estancia

Our guests are a diverse group, and we love finding ways to create destinations for their maximum enjoyment. One of our absolute favorites for our beach lovers is Villa la Estancia, our resort destination in Puerto Nuevo, Mexico.

We’ve been visiting this resort for many years, and our enjoyment of the pristine beach there is certainly a highpoint of each visit. Our guests seem to agree based upon the number of return visits we see. But there’s much more to this resort than a great beach with crystal blue waters.

massage in spa.Villa la Estancia set out to become one of the premiere resorts on the Mexican coast, and they’ve hit a home run. There is virtually everything you need right on the property to enjoy a fully pampered, luxury getaway. The on-site spa is a space where you’ll be asked to turn off your cell phone and turn on your senses as you enjoy candle light, relaxing music, hydrotherapy and massage services. The on-site restaurants offer a range of dining from casual to formal with Kobe steaks, seafood, and everything in between.

BeachThe beach is a constant companion during your stay, and our view rooms allow you to start each day with a spectacular view of the surf just moments from your door.  The seasonal swim-up bar is a fun element to the pool, if that’s more your flavor,

Golfers will love their stay here with courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Von Hagge and more nearby. And no stay at Villa la Estancia is complete without a day or two spent enjoying the local markets and traditional eateries for an exciting day shopping for local crafts, art, and amazing food.

If you’ve got a big event on the horizon, Villa la Estancia is a great choice for weddings, anniversaries, church or family reunions since we have over a dozen luxury condos available to keep your party all in the same location as you enjoy your time together.  And travel to Villa la Estancia is easy with direct flights from most Southern California airports.

You can view all of our Nuevo Vallarta condos and book online at this link. You can also have a great family holiday in  Big BearMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property will ensure that you experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your holiday in Nuevo Vallarta or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

Plan an Exotic Getaway to Nuevo Vallarta

Summer break is almost here for most families with kids in school, and it’s a great time to start planning something special for the summer break. If you don’t make any plans, you may end up watching summer slip away and you’ll lose your chance for some special family time.

ViewWhile Big Bear is our most popular getaway, we also have some great opportunities for relaxation in Mexico. Our seaside resort at Villa la Estancia is consistently a favorite with our guests. Take a look at these photos, and you’ll see why.

The resort sits right on the sandy beach, so you’ll have a quick walk from your room directly to the beach. Of course you’ll be immediately faced with a dilemma as you pass by the huge swimming pool with its swim-up bar and comfy lounge chairs. Once you decide that you’ll try out the heated pool later and continue heading toward the refreshing surf just beyond the beach, you’ll feel a smile start to cross your face. The beach continues about as far as you can see, and the gentle sounds of the surf and birds help to create a level of relaxation you just can’t get anywhere else.

When you’re ready to head back to the resort, you have more fun choices to make. Will you dine at one of the fine onsite restaurants, take the short trip into Puerto Vallarta to enjoy some local cuisine, or will you take advantage of the full kitchen in your Five Star Vacation Rental to create something fresh you cook yourself? Each of these is a great option, and you’ll likely want to try all three at different times during your stay.

Region capture 84We have over a dozen luxury units at Villa la Estancia, and we can configure the units for groups from just a couple to 10 guests, and larger groups can rent more than one unit to keep everybody in close proximity. Villa la Estancia is a quick flight away from Southern California, but it’s a world away in luxury and sheer relaxation.

You can view all of our Nuevo Vallarta condos and book online at this link. You can also have a great family holiday in  Big BearMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property will ensure that you experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your holiday in Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

Rain Got You Down? Enjoy a Beach Getaway South of the Border

The weather in Southern California has been amazingly bleak for quite a while now. Record-setting rainfall, floods and gloom are settling in and threatening to be the new normal. Some of us are telling our friends and neighbors things like, “If I wanted a waterlogged life, I would have moved to Seattle.”  While we’re enjoying the extra snow these storms are bringing our mountain destinations, some families are missing the simple joys of Southern California life like a visit to the beach and sunny walk in the sand. Well, we’ve got great news for you.

Region capture 61South of the border at our Villa la Estancia getaway we’re enjoying summer-like conditions. It may rain occasionally, but mostly you’re looking at highs in the 70’s and 80’s, sunny or partly cloudy skies, and great beach conditions. It’s a perfect time to plan a quick getaway. And with Spring Break right around the corner, you can grab the entire family for a quick week on the sand.

Region capture 60Our resort condos in Villa la Estancia are the stuff dreams and relaxation are made of. You’ll be just footsteps away from the beach with all the amenities you’d expect to find in a luxury resort. The two on-site restaurants are amazing with menus that include fresh seafood and Kobe beef options. The huge onsite spa is another great way to be pampered in the process.  Relax with drinks at the swim-up bar as you enjoy the pool. Lay in the sand and soak up the sun as you listen to the waves splashing on the beach just a few feet away. And remember your friends back stuck in the traffic and gloomy weather back in Southern California.

Region capture 59You have a good choice of flights out of Southern California with direct service into Puerto Vallarta. A quick cab ride from the airport, and you’ll soon be kicking off your shoes and enjoying the view from your room or the sand between your toes.

Each of our condos has a fully equipped kitchen, so you can enjoy anything from reheating your great leftovers from the restaurant downstairs to cooking up the fish you caught while out on an excursion earlier. There’s great golfing nearby as well, so be sure to pack your clubs.

You can view all of our Nuevo Vallarta condos and book online at this link. You can also have a great family holiday in  Big BearMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property will ensure that you experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your holiday in Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

Planning a Nuevo Vallarta Beach Vacation

Where do you go when you want an exotic beach getaway that’s close to home…but not too close? It isn’t a trick question, and yes, such a place exists. The cool sandy beaches of Mexico’s Nuevo Vallarta may be exactly what you’re looking for. With flight times out of LAX averaging three hours, it’s clear why this locale is such a popular pick for luxurious yet accessible vacations. The beach boasts warm, white sand contrasted by clear blue water and the lush greenery that covers the ground.

Bright, coastal scene of a palm tree leaf and blissful clouds hovering over a beach in Nuevo Vallarta, MexicoAnd as if the beach wasn’t enough to get you packing, the area’s other amenities certainly will. There are several luxury shopping malls that offer the finest in retail, and most of the stores accept American dollars. The dining scene, too, is unparalleled. Exotic gourmet cuisine is the norm in Nuevo Vallarta, so much so that some people have been known to visit just for the food. Few other locales can rival the quality of food, dining, and entertainment found here…and don’t forget the beach!

Once you’ve taken in all of these offerings, you can visit the many luxury condominiums, pools, spas, and golf courses that are nearby, too. At every turn, Nuevo Vallarta offers the finest entertainment to visitors. Perhaps the most luxurious of all its features, however, is the Villa la Estancia property. This development, in the most exclusive area of Nuevo Vallarta, houses luxury housing, penthouses, and vacation rentals. The stunning views and picturesque exterior make this the most coveted accommodation in the city, and Five Star Vacation Rental offers select rentals in the complex.

Whether you need a quick getaway or a major vacation, Nuevo Vallarta is a wonderful place to land. Its proximity to Los Angeles paired with its level of luxury make it an unbeatable choice for visitors. Investing in a vacation rental during your stay can make your experience even better, and Five Star Vacation Rental is proud to offer the most exquisite rentals in the area. If you are ready for a fabulous Mexican adventure, do it in style, and book one of our Villa la Estancia offerings.

Villa la Estancia is the standard for luxury in Nuevo Vallarta, and Five Star Vacation Rental offers only the top quality accommodations. is our top Spring Break destination, but if you’re looking for a more exotic vacation, we also maintain rentals in Big Bear,  Mammoth Mountain, Park City, Southern California Beaches, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property will ensure that you experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your vacation to Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

Find a Bit of Romance

Right around Valentine’s Day each year, we see a spike in bookings for all our destinations.  It’s the perfect time to set aside some time for you to rekindle the romance with your sweetheart.  But why wait until February?  We’ve got some great ideas right here in the middle of summer that are guaranteed to delight the two of you.

How about a stormy getaway to the beach Puerto Nuevo?  One of the most romantic memories from early in our marriage was during a stormy day.  We grabbed some takeout from our local rib joint, and by the time we got home the sky just opened up.  It was a deluge, but our little rented house had a covered patio out back.  We settled in at the small table under the patio for our feast, and we enjoyed a great meal as the sky raged and flashed with a summer thunderstorm.  That was many years ago, but it’s something we regularly remember.  We were enjoying some great food, the delight of each other’s company, and a turbulent stormy sky.  And this is something you may recreate right now on the beach at Villa la Estancia in Puerto Nuevo, Mexico.

The rains pick up this time of year at the beach in Puerto Nuevo, but it does nothing to detract from the beauty and luxury of this destination.  Each of our luxury condos is just steps away from the beach.  Summer storms are common, but each unit has a covered patio where you can relax and take in the beauty of the storm over the ocean.  It can be a vacation more about the time you spend together at this amazingly romantic destination.  There are two onsite restaurants, a huge spa, and no compelling reason to ever leave the property.  Settle in, spend some time relaxing together, and wait for a great summer storm to roll in.  Add a romantic meal on the patio, and we guarantee this will be a moment you’ll want to repeat over and over again.

You can find romance at any of our destinations.  Just call us at 310-800-5454 and we’ll be glad to help you plan a great summer vacation.  Browse our properties in Big BearMammothPark CityPalm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California Beaches, or Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation at the beach, we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect Five Star Vacation Rental.

Summer Fun in a Five Star Vacation Rental

Five Star Vacation Rentals has properties located in some of the most desirable destinations in the world.  With summer vacations just around the corner, it’s a great time to look at the possibilities.  This year you can plan a vacation that will be the one the entire family looks back on for years to come as their all-time favorite. Here is a quick recap of our top two destinations.  Either of these will be a great option for your summer getaway:

Big Bear Vacation Rentals

Far and away, this is our most popular destination.  We’ve worked hard over the years to assemble some the most luxurious cabins and estates available in Big Bear.  Our cabins offer something for everyone.  If you want seclusion and privacy, we’ve got you covered.  Want to enjoy a great lake view with room for the extended family?  No problem.  Planning a family reunion with 20-30 family members?  We have adjoining cabins available that will keep you all centrally located without the hassle and expense of renting a dozen hotel rooms.

Summer is an ideal time to visit Big Bear.  The lake is stocked, and fishing is a great pastime.  Boating on the lake is also popular with boat, sailboard, and jet ski rentals available.  There are a number of great hiking trails that will immerse you in the beauty of Big Bear’s forest.  Bring your bike with you or rent one when you arrive, and you’ll find another great opportunity to enjoy the pristine surroundings.  View all of our Big Bear rentals at this link: www.FiveStarBigBear.com

Villa la Estancia Mexico Vacation Rentals

We were one of the early buyers at this resort outside Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, and we regularly return to enjoy the amazing sandy beaches.  It’s everything you expect from a beachside resort.  It has luxurious pools with sunken cabanas, so you can just swim up and get some refreshments.  It has a 30,000 square foot world-class spa on site that will provide you with a decadent level of pampering.  The restaurants located at the resort are world class, and offer an amazing combination of local seafood with the finest Kobe beef dishes as well.  Ask us about our all-inclusive meal package to simplify your stay.

In addition to the great beach and resort benefits here, you’ll be located a short cab ride from Puerto Vallarta.  This amazing historic city has a large community of artisans who sell their works on the streets and in small local shops.  And the local cuisine is just amazing.  Some of the best lobster we’ve ever had was in a little hole-in-the-wall cafe nearby.  There are so many fun shops and arts available, you’ll find yourself returning over and over again.  This is one of the reasons we always travel with an extra empty bag.  It’s never empty by the time we return home!

There are direct flights to Puerto Vallarta out of LAX, and the resort is just a short cab ride from the airport.  Check out all our available Villa la Estancia units at this link.

And if you’re in the mood for a getaway elsewhere, follow these links to view our other properties in Park City Southern California Beaches, and Mammoth Mountain,  A well planned vacation in a Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate will recharge your batteries and equip the entire family for the challenges back at home.   Call us today at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.

 

Did You Get Your Skiing Done? Good! How About A Run To The Beach?

We talk about skiing so much this time of year.  Of course there’s a good reason.  Most of us love to ski, and this has been an amazing year for skiing.  The conditions here late in the season are better than ever.  So, don’t let us dissuade you if you’re headed for the slopes.  You all know we’ve got a lot of great options after a day of skiing to make you feel warm and pampered in Big Bear in one of our luxurious Five Star Vacation Rental cabins and estates.

But what if you’re one of those families who has actually had enough skiing this season?  Or maybe you just prefer a vacation someplace else? Well, we’ve got some great options for you to hit the beaches both in Southern California and in Puerto Nuevo, Mexico.

Our Southern California Beach properties are simply amazing.  We have weekly rentals spanning much of the Southern California coastline.  One of our favorites is in Laguna Beach.  This amazing property offers panoramic ocean views and the absolutely best quality furnishings and workmanship you can imagine.  It may be the only home you’ll ever visit where everyone in your party fights over who will do the dishes.  And for good reason.  The view from the kitchen is stunning, and you’ll find yourself standing there for hours just watching the waves and the sun as it slowly dips low in the horizon.  Be sure to double check the dishes when you’re done, though. With this sort of distraction, you may not be at your best scrubbing those plates clean.

If you’re in the mood for something a bit more exotic, we suggest you grab your passport and take the quick flight to Villa la Estancia, our resort on the beach in Puerto Nuevo.  This stunning high rise sits right on the beach and has all the amenities you’d expect of a top tier resort.  You can enjoy award-winning restaurants on site, or take a quick cab ride into Puerto Vallarta to take in the sights and enjoy the local cuisine.  It’s often much warmer this time of year, with March temps often reaching the 80’s and seldom dipping lower than the mid 60’s at night.  There will be occasional rain, but most days are just sun all day long. Spend a week sitting in the sun, and you’ll have a month of people back home asking you about your great tan.  It’s almost decadent.

View our Villa la Estancia vacation rentals at this link.  Check out our luxury vacation rentals in Park CitySouthern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and Big Bear. We realize that you get very little vacation time each year, so we’re dedicated to ensuring that your time spent in one of our luxury rentals will be a great value for you and your family.  Call us today at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.

 

Plan Your Winter Getaway to Mexico

It’s something the rich and famous have been doing for years.  Oversize sunglasses, floppy hats, and relaxing by the surf in winter were once solely the domain of the glitterati.  But those delights are no longer limited to just a select few.  As the weather turns a bit colder, increasing numbers of us love to flee for the warmer environment found south of the border.  And this time of year is perfect for a winter getaway to our resort in Villa la Estancia just outside Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.  Winter temperatures in the area seldom dip below the mid 60’s and highs are in the 80’s.  During December and January there are usually only a couple days of rain each month.  As with all of our destinations, its a place that will have you harboring thoughts of staying lost past when your vacation ends.

Villa la Estancia is situated just a short cab ride from the airport in Puerto Vallarta.  It’s located right on the beach, and is built on the premise that you simply cannot have too much luxury or pampering.  There are two gourmet restaurants on the premises, and plenty of space poolside to work on your tan.  Your most difficult decisions will be whether to have the steak or the lobster or both, and should you relax by the surf or by the pool?  We’re sure you get the picture.  And that picture gets even better once you put yourself and your family in it.

Each of our units is furnished with your comfort in mind, and you’ll be tempted to never leave.  But there are so many good reasons to venture out.  A short cab ride gets you into the heart of Puerto Vallarta where you can enjoy nearly endless shopping at stores filled with great knickknacks and creations of local artisans.  And you’ll want to pause throughout the day to enjoy the local cuisine as well.  The supply of fresh seafood and ethnic choices will have you stopping repeatedly throughout the day.

We have 16 amazing units at Villa la Estancia, so this is a perfect destination for groups of virtually any size. Are you beginning to feel the sand in your toes and smell the brisk ocean breeze?  Take a look at all of our Villa la Estancia vacation rental condos at this link:  http://fivestarvacationrental.com/area_VillaLaEstancia.php

If you’re looking for a getaway someplace else, please be sure to look at our luxury rentals in  Park CityPalm Springs/La Quinta Southern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and Big Bear.  Regardless of where you may go, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that Five Star Vacation Rentals is working to make your vacation relaxing and memorable.

 

Make a Run For The Border

Summer vacation is ending soon, and you have maybe one last chance to make a big splash that you can all remember as an actual vacation.  Our suggestion this week is that you book a week away in one of our luxury vacation rental condos at Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

Villa la Estancia is located just a short cab ride from the Puerto Vallarta airport.  LAX has frequent non stops that can get you there in about 3 hours.  The trip is absolutely worth it.  You board the plane in the pressure and heat of Los Angeles, and when you get off that plane just a few hours later, you’re going to be immersed in a tropical paradise.  It will seem more like a voyage on a time machine than an actual plane ride.

Villa la Estancia sits directly on the beach, and is one of the region’s most luxurious destinations.  Bravo Network’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County” filmed there, and the ABC show, “The Lookout” sent undercover visitors there who discovered the accommodations and staff were among the best in the region.  We’re so in love with the place that we’ve assembled over a dozen luxury vacation units there.  With this many condos available, we’re ready to book a getaway for a group that ranges anywhere from just a romantic getaway for the two of you, to a retreat for your work, school, or church group of several dozen.

Shortly after you arrive, you’ll begin to share our enthusiasm for the place.  The ocean is literally just a few steps away, so you can have sand between your toes almost immediately upon your arrival.  And the resort has beautiful pools with swim-up bars just like you’d expect of a top notch resort.  The on-site dining is a destination for discriminating diners from the entire region.  You can enjoy fine Kobe beef dishes and fresh local seafood without having to step off the property.

As much as you’ll enjoy your time soaking in the luxury of Villa la Estancia, we do recommend you set aside some time to sample some of the local color as well.  Nearby Puerto Vallarta has lots of fun dining and shopping available.  You can pick up some amazing values on art objects created by local artisans in the colorful shops that line the streets.  And some of the finest lobster in all the land can be found in small family-run restaurants scattered around the town.

View our Villa la Estancia vacation rentals at this link.  Check out our luxury vacation rentals in Park City Southern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and Big Bear. We realize that you get very little vacation time each year, so we’re dedicated to ensuring that your time spent in one of our luxury rentals will be a great value for you and your family.  Call us today at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.

 

 

Plan a Summer By the Beach

If your kids aren’t already out of school, they will be in the next week or so. In no time at all, you’ll be facing that annual challenge to find something fun for the family while the kids are off school.  No need to worry about bedtimes or homework.  Boredom is usually the biggest challenge in many families over the summer.  And we’ve got a couple of great options that will certainly keep everybody happy.

How about planning a family getaway to the beach this summer?   It’s a great option, and there’s never a lack of fun things to do near the beach.  We have a couple of great beach options that are sure to make your vacation a great one.

Rent one of our luxury Southern California vacation rentals.  We have a great selection to choose from, and most are available with weekly rates.  Choose one that is within walking distance of the beach, and you’ll be all set enjoy some relaxing time where the only thing you’ll be working on is your tan. We have properties in Laguna Beach, Corona del Mar, Manhattan Beach, and Newport Heights.  Choosing to stay near home for your vacation brings more benefits than you may imagine.  Your kids can likely invite friends to come along for part or all of the vacation, and you’ll be able to invite friends and family to get some much-needed quality time.  Choose one of our larger properties, and make your getaway a family reunion by inviting all your local family members to come along.  Click this link to view all our Southern California beach vacation rentals.

Choose a more exotic beach getaway to Villa la Estancia in Mexico.
If you’ve got an urge for some beachside relaxation and are in the mood for something exotic, call us to book a getaway in Villa la Estancia.  Located just a short cab ride from the Puerto Vallarta airport, this resort will astound you by all the luxury options you’ll enjoy.  There are two award-winning restaurants on the property, and the great local cuisine of Puerto Vallarta is a short ride away.  The beach is just footsteps away from your room, so you can split your time between relaxing on the beach and heading into Puerto Vallarta for some amazing shopping and great food.  You’ve never tasted lobster so amazing as you’ll find in Puerto Vallarta.  You can see all our luxury units in Villa la Estancia at this link.

Check out our luxury vacation rentals in Park City Southern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. We realize that you get very little vacation time each year, so we’re dedicated to ensuring that your time spent in one of our luxury rentals will be a great value for you and your family.  Call us today at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.