Three couples, celebrating our 60th, and we were all in agreement, this place was spectacular! It was even better than the photos. Loved the open air design, the uniqueness of each spacious suite, the details in the architecture/decor and the infinity pool! Everything arranged through Travel Keys was flawless from the transfers to the service. Our houseman, Alfredo, was there when we arrived to answer all our questions and to give us a tour of the villa. We hired a cook,Guadalupe, for 3 evenings,the meals were delicious and plentiful. We loved Rosario,tidying up daily! She was so sweet and professional! Lalo was great too. He attended to the pool and other maintenance along with making sure we had the"correct recipe" for our Margaritas (above the call of duty). We felt very safe and had so much fun in the PV shopping district and along the waterfront . Downtown was a short drive. Taxis were prompt and had vans for six. So many great restaurants with ambiance and superb entrees. The water was filtered, along with the ice cubes in most of the places but we asked anyways. We drank bottled water just to be safe, especially in public places. The villa had a separate filtration system so the water and the ice cubes were fine. Tip: I suggest you read the owners book soon after you arrive, it will answer a lot of questions and provide some excellent suggestions. This, by far, was one of our best vacations ever! The worst part, was the last day,we didn't want to leave!!
I agree that you have to see this place to truly appreciate how great it is. We haven't stayed in Puerto Vallarta before, and haven't been in other villas, but we were blown away by the view, the architecture and design, and the small high-end touches compared to hotels and timeshares we have been in before. Fresh flowers were brought in during our stay (birds of paradise, etc.). All of the staff are very nice. It is easy to get into town by taxi to a bunch of great restaurants, shops, etc. We will be back!
I was a bit leary of a house is described as a penthouse and not a private villa (our speciality). You would not notice the other apartments, which are more like villas, unless you swam to the edge of the pool and looked immediately below. The villa has a certain charm that is lost in so many vacation rentals. I would highly recommend this villa.