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.

 

 

More Rave Reviews About Villa la Estancia on ABC’s “The Lookout”

There’s been a lot of good attention paid recently to our Villa la Estancia resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Our blog a couple weeks ago noted that Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County” spent a fun getaway there and featured their visit on this season’s episode 10 and episode 11.  We’re thrilled at all the great press, and excited to see more guests making plans for a memorable getaway to this amazing beach front resort.

We’ve been convinced of the value of Villa la Estancia since we first visited there nearly a decade ago looking for a new destination for our guests.  The resort was growing and getting some of the overflow traffic from Puerto Vallarta just a few miles to the south.  There are a number of things that convinced us to stake our claim here.  We started with just one penthouse unit while the property was still under construction.

Fast forward several years.  We now offer 16 luxury units, so you can imagine how excited we were when we saw Villa la Estancia featured on ABC’s program,”The Lookout.”  The episode was filmed with an undercover crew, and they took a close look at several resorts along the coast starting in Puerto Vallarta and moving up to Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta. You can watch the entire episode at this link.  Villa la Estancia ends up as the star of the episode.  The undercover team was met with several disappointments along they way, but Villa la Estancia’s introduction included something akin to a heavenly choir.  We know exactly how they feel.

Villa la Estancia’s construction quality is unrivaled.  We’re accustomed to seeing great amenities and first class luxury in our resort properties, but Villa la Estancia really pulls out all the stops.  Top quality granite counters and upgraded appliances are just the start.  The furnishings are top notch as well.  But as much as we love the luxury of this world-class resort, the real value for most of our guests is found in the surroundings.

The beach is simply amazing.  The clean white sand stretches as far as you can see, and there’s really no place in the resort that’s more than a minute or two walk from the surf.   We’re also seeing an increasing number of golfers staying at the resort because there are several world-class courses located nearby in Puerto Nuevo and Puerto Vallarta.  We devoted a recent blog to our golfing destinations, and you can view that post at this link.  Lovers of unique shopping and great seafood will love spending time in Puerto Vallarta with its fun shops and fresh lobster.

And if you’re really just in the mood for pure relaxation, there’s no better place than Villa la Estancia.  The on-site spa will have you feeling like a star.  And you can enjoy world-class dining in the resort’s restaurants as well.  Use this link to view all our Villa la Estancia luxury vacation rentals.  We also offer an all-inclusive option that will keep you well-fed throughout your stay.  We have details about the all-inclusive option at this page.

Call us at 310-800-5454 and we’ll be glad to help you with your plans.  You can also browse our properties in Big BearMammothPark CityPalm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California Beaches or  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. We realize that you put a lot of time and effort into planning your getaway, and we’re confident that your stay with us will be a great memory for everyone in your party.

 

Plan a Great Family Getaway to Villa la Estancia in Mexico

View from one of our Villas. Don't you wish you were here?

You’re looking at the calendar and trying to decide on a vacation destination for this summer or next winter.  There are so many choices.  How about trying something exotic this year with a resort getaway to the beach at Villa la Estancia in Mexico?  There are lots of good reasons.

Villa la Estancia is consistently one of the highest rated destinations in all of Mexico.  Guests seem to have nothing but rave reviews online:  “We had a king suite and lived like rock stars.” is one of our favorites.  The staff is carefully chosen and trained to be mindful of your every need.  Your stay will be one the entire family never forgets.

Located right on the beach in Nuevo Vallarta, Villa la Estancia is is the picture of beach-side luxury.  We have 16 units to choose from, with a good range of pricing too.  The resort has a a huge spa with a  17,000 sq ft facility which features 14 indoor treatment suites, two exclusive VIP treatment suites with private Jacuzzi and shower, a spa retail shop, a full-service beauty salon and a fitness studio.

Your luxury home away from home. You won't want to leave.

Each of our units is furnished with all the luxury appointments.  If you want to forego the restaurants, you’ll have a full kitchen to cook your own meals. If you have a good day fishing, you may want to bake up a gourmet fish dinner for the family.  The suites all have a great floor plan geared toward accommodating large groups or more than one family.  And since we have so many units available, it’s ideal to book your larger family reunion or church retreat into several of our units.  Take a virtual tour of one unit 1502 here.

Pack your golf clubs and enjoy a round or two while you’re away as well.  There are plenty of other local activities to keep the entire family busy.  Choose from horseback riding, surfing, shopping, historic sites, museums, ATV rentals and boat rentals.  We think you should stay at least 2 weeks to take it all in.  But that’s just us talkin’!

The on-site restaurants are world class, and you can enjoy the full resort experience with the gourmet selections available from  room service.  We’re especially fond of the La Casona restaurant.  It’s the only restaurant in Nuevo Vallarta to feature Kobe and Angus Certified Beef.

Enjoy the Festival from December 1-12th.

Villa la Estancia is a year-round resort, so if you can’t make it this summer, we’re accepting reservations for your winter vacation.  And winter is a very special time to visit.

Each year the nearby historic Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe hosts a 12 day festival starting on the first of December. The festival is a great time to visit with lots of family fun, food vendors and a great fireworks display to culminate the festival.  Be sure to book your stay early as the festival is very popular!

We have a variety of units available, and Villa la Estancia offers our guests a great all inclusive package that lets you take care of meals and gratuities.  There’s more information about the all-inclusive plan here. Call us at 310-780-3411 or visit our Villa la Estancia page here to view all our units.