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Casa Parota at LA PUNTILLA - 3+ bedrooms

CASA PAROTA at La Puntilla.  Sleeping best for 6-8 guests, although accommodates more guests.  3 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms; 4th bedroom is an office that can accommodate additional sleeping; 5th bedroom - the Workroom - has a double (matrimonial) size Murphy Bed.  Wi-Fi, inside or in the yard. 

UNLIMITED FREE PHONE CALLS to ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. 

Luxury home in private gated community, of 19 luxury homes - all with private pools. 

Private beachfront.  Satellite TV - US stations from Detroit and Seattle + Canadian TV stations. 

Complete office with fax, scanner, PC Computer, printer.  BOSE iPod docking station, surround sound in Living Room. 

OPTIONAL 2010 Ford Expedition Limited, leather, 3 seats and 8 seatbelts, rear camera, premium sound system with iPod jack, heated and cooled front seats, power 3rd seat, keyless entry, roof rack; $70 US per night WEB SPECIAL, which INCLUDES all taxes and car insurance.

We leave the car waiting for you at the airport.  You leave the car at the airport upon your departure.

NEW Aug 2013:  New bathroom and dressing room in Master bedroom; new bathroom in 2nd guest room upstairs; queen-size murphy bed in office.

NEW Feb 2011:  Totally remodeled and expanded kitchen; water softener and purified water throughout house; workroom added on with double (matrimonial-size) murphy bed. 

More pictures of house and La Cruz:
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p177705

Google Earth coordinates
20°45'9.59"N
105°22'21.05"W

For more photos, maps, links and additional houses, see http://www.pv-casaparota.com

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p201775

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Casa Mariposa at LA PUNTILLA - 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms

Ocean Front at La Puntilla.  Private pool.  Gated community of 19 homes.  Quiet, relaxed.

Free WiFi, Canadian and US TV.  30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta airport, located between Bucerias and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

Master - King Bed ensuite with tub and shower.
2nd bedroom - Queen bed.
3rd bedroom - 2 Twins or 1 King.
3 full bathrooms (Master with Tub; other bathrooms with shower)

iPod docking station.  FREE Calls to US and Canada and throughout Mexico.  Property manager to assist you as needed 24/7.  Housekeeper 1 time weekly.

All bedrooms and living room are air conditioned.

Kitchen:  gourmet
Laundry Room:  washer and dryer
BBQ - propane

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4702855

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Casa Perla in LA CRUZ - 6+ bedrooms

6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms.  Large private pool and hot tub (heating optional).  Gourmet kitchen. 

Master - downstairs - king bed ensuite with bathtub and shower; TV.

2nd bedroom downstairs - King bed.  Shared bathroom with shower.

Mezzanine - Queen bed with sitting area and ensuite bathroom with shower.

Bedroom 4, 5, 6:  King bedrooms ensuite with shower.  Higher level.

Washer and Dryer.

Housekeeper comes 3 days each week.

House located just above the Marina Fishermen's market.  Walk to restaurants and Sunday Market (Nov thru April). 

3 minute walk onto the beach.  Nice for walking or running.

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181267

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Villa Frida at Las Palmas inside the Four Seasons

Pamper yourself at a reasonable price!  Inside the gates of the Four Seasons, the home and vacation spot of some of the world's wealthiest families; including movie stars, presidents, and business leaders. 

This same house rents through a local business at $600-$1,200 USD per night + TAX.  Rent from the owner for a fraction of the cost!

Sleeps 8:  3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, plunge pool, gourmet kitchen, patio overlooking the third green of the golf course, ocean view.  Two Residents Beach Clubs with private or group yoga, pilates, Stand-Up Paddling.  In-house massages available.  Private Airport Transportation may be arranged.  This house has LOTS of extras.  Located inside Las Palmas Villas.  Pets Welcome.

Google Maps:  cut and paste
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=217416618335415784390.0004b777073186cddbcca&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=20.775816,-105.534754&spn=0.010031,0.011973&z=15&source=embed

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3566710

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Condo Mismaloya 7405 at CONDOMINIO LA JOLLA DE MISMALOYA

1 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, ocean front condo.  Pool, tennis, exercise room, private water front restaurant.  Gated community, property manager and concierge on-site.  Computer and Internet available in the lobby.  Wireless DSL in unit, bring your own laptop.  Phone, satellite TV, fax, purified water, full kitchen.  Newly-decorated in 2009. 

We accept personal checks or wire transfers for payment. 

See photos on Web at http://banderasnews.com/vallarta-photos/south-coast-mismaloya.htm

Google Earth coordinates
20°32'5.97"N
105°17'28.60"W

For more photos, maps, links and additional houses, see http://www.pv-casaparota.com

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p302124

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Condo Mismaloya 7305 at CONDOMINIO LA JOLLA DE MISMALOYA

Newly redecorated.  1 bedroom and 2 full bathrooms.  Gorgeous view - ocean front.  Complete kitchen upgrade with 5 burner gas range and oven, full sized refrigerator.  Tennis court, laundry facility on site, pool, BBQ, pool side restaurant, exercise room, 24/7 concierge to help you with any needs.  Hard-wired DSL internet, bring your own laptop.

We accept personal checks or wire transfers for payment. 

See photos on Web at http://banderasnews.com/vallarta-photos/south-coast-mismaloya.htm

Google Earth coordinates
20°32'5.97"N
105°17'28.60"W

For more photos, maps, links and additional houses, see http://www.pv-casaparota.com

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277450

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Starr Pass Casita in Tucson

This great casita is available for week-long stays or long-term.  Two bedrooms, 1 bathroom, garage, washer-dryer, luxury accommodations.  Free high speed WiFi, 200+ cable stations, gourmet kitchen.  Dining area seats 6.  Great for 1-4 guests.  Private pool & hot tub & propane BBQ.  Private patio.  Located in gated community at Starr Pass.  Walk to JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort for that special meal out, Starbucks, and spa.  Views of golf course from the casita.

Google Earth coordinates
Latitude:  32°12'44.02"N
Longitude:  111° 2'42.09"W

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3599107

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La Cruz Marina

Marina Riviera Nayarit is located in the town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, in the municipality of Bahia de Banderas, State of Nayarit, Mexico.  The La Cruz harbor has long been a favored winter anchoring site for boats traveling around the world.  500+ boat slips, complete haulout boat yard, restaurant and sky bar.  Inaugurated March 2010 by Mexican President Felipe Calderón.

Google Earth coordinates:
20°45'N
105°24'W

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdj7uK4Wfwo

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Frascati Ristorante

Now open at the Marina - look for the palapa- roofed La Cruz Yacht Club.  The former Sky Bar is now La Peska Ristorante, open lunch and late night bar scene.  Frascati is open for Dinner and Sunday Brunch.  Great food and wait staff.  A Swiss-owned restaurant that has impeccable food and service.

http://www.frascatilacruz.com/

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La Cruz Sunday Market

This Farmer's Market is open from 9 AM to 2 PM every Sunday from November through April.  Crafts, food items such as fresh bread, organic vegetables, paella, quiche, limoncello, empanadas, cheese.  The fresh fish market is also open.  All goods are locally produced.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDlGATnkISc

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Langosta DIEZ Restaurante in LA CRUZ

Berenice and her husband Javier opened this restaurant in 2015, wonderful dining experience.  Great food, wait staff and owners!  At the glorieta (cross in the circle) - just down from the traffic light).

www.facebook.com/langostadiezlacruz/

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Le Bistrot Restaurant - Bucerias

This restaurant is simply one you can miss, but make a reservation!  French chef and wife in front of house.  A true French bistrot, from snails, pate to steak au poivre.  It is encouraged to bring your own wine, no corkage.  Near Mark's Restaurant in Bucerias.

www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g657267-d3767780-Reviews-Le_Bistrot-Bucerias_Pacific_Coast.html

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Puerto Vallarta Fishing Tournaments & Charters

The fishing is best in September through mid-December.  But it's also good other times of the year.  Some of the tournaments offer up to $20,000 USD for first prize.  And the special bonus, the houses at La Puntilla and La Cruz are less than one mile away from the gorgeous new La Cruz marina. 

July 15, 16, 17 Marlin and Tuna

October 21, 22, 23, 24 Hook for the Cure

November 10, 11, 12, 13 Marlin, Sailfish and Tuna
http://fishvallarta.com/

Recommended Charters:
Danny Gomez www.tripadvisor.com DHARMAR SPORTFISHING

Danny Osuna www.marlasportfishing.com

Maximus www.maximussportfishing.com

http://fishvallarta.com/

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Travel Secrets Mexico

This website is a compilation of shows that will are on the Discovery and Travel channels.

http://travelsecretsmexico.com/

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Monterrey Beach Hotel (Puerto Vallarta)

The Punta Monterrey Beach Hotel is located north of San Francisco (San Pancho) - 45 to 60 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport.  Turn at Las Lomas, and drive approx.  2 miles towards the beach.  Lovely beach, rustic cabins and rooms.  Kayak, swim, communal meals.  Punta Monterrey Beach Hotel has kept its exclusivity by having only 6 suites (2 more now being built).  If a big group would like to rent the hotel, camping services can be offered as well.  Tents with mattresses and sheets will be provided.  If interested, contact Casa Parota (503 285 4007 Portland, Oregon) or email the hotel directly at info@monterreybeach.com

http://www.monterreybeach.com/

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Recommended MEXICAN B&Bs - Hotels - Restaurants

Tlaquepaque (San Pedro)- Guadalajara-Tonala
Casa de las Flores
www.casadelasflores.com/
Rio San Pedro, nearby restaurant
QUINTA DON JOSE HOTEL & Tlaqupasta Restaurant http://quintadonjose.com/

San Miguel de Allende - Casa Schuck
www.casaschuck.com/

Patzcuaro (photo) - Casa la Encantada
owner:  Victoria Ryan encantadamex@yahoo.com
619 819 8398 US or 434 342 3492 Mex
www.hotelcasaencantada.com
Restaurants:  Lupita's and El Patio.
Guide:  Jaime Balderas http://animecha.webnode.mx animechatours@yahoo.com
ph 434 107 7150 or 434 342 7865
Jaime also works with Lydia's Tours (Ajiic)
http://lydiastours.webs.com

Morelia - Hotel Virrey de Mendoza www.hotelvirrey.com/

Oaxaca City - Casa Oaxaca Hotel & Restaurant en.casaoaxaca.com.mx/
Casa Oaxaca - WONDERFUL cooking school!  Chef takes you to shop and eat in Abastos market, help to cook meal, and eat a delicious 4-course meal!
Restaurant recommendations: 
Origin - Hidalgo 820
Casa Oaxaca - same owner as hotel/rest.  Constitucion 104
La Olla - Reforma 402
Los Paco - Abasalo 121
Biznaga - Garcia Vigil 512

Other Oaxaca hotels
Hotel Aitana, Oaxaca City
Hotel Catedral, Oaxaca City

Bahia de la Luna, Puerto Angel, Oaxaca
www.bahiadelaluna.com

CASA LUNA (privately-owned house)- same beach
www.flipkey.com/puerto-angel-vacation-rentals/p454858/ German Luna, owner

Puebla - Casareyna www.casareyna.com/english/ Ask for a quiet room.

Merida - Hotel Hacienda
www.hotelhaciendamerida.com

Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche - Hampton Inn
hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/campeche/hampton-inn-by-hilton-ciudad-del-carmen-campeche-CMEMXHX/index.html

Playa del Carmen - Banyan Tree Mayakoba
www.banyantree.com/en/mayakoba/

San Blas - Hotel Hacienda Flamingos
www.sanblas.com.mx/flamingos/
GARZA CANELA www.garzacanela.com/en/

PUERTO VALLARTA - Casa Isabel (above Old Town)
http://www.casaisabelpv.com/

PUERTO VALLARTA - Hacienda Las Animas B&B, Brischa & Ted Borchgrevink run a lovely hotel above the Rio Cuale.  Inexpensive and lovely; INCLUDES WiFi and breakfast.  Some units have kitchenettes.  www.vallartabedandbreakfast.com/

PUERTO VALLARTA - Casa Malia, shared kitchen, guest rooms.  Centro.  www.vrbo.com/629476

SAYULITA
Haramara Retreat Unique hotel in the mountains above Sayulita.  An expensive yoga retreat with beautiful bungalows and wonderful food and relaxation.  Not for the faint of heart, it's luxury, but no electricity, WiFi, TV, or air conditioning.  www.haramararetreat.com

PLAYA ESCONDIDO - SAYULITA
www.playa-escondida.com/

Hotelito Los Suenos - SAYULITA
www.hotelitolossuenos.com/

SAN PANCHO Cielo Rojo www.hotelcielorojo.com/english

LOS AYALA Akan Resort
www.akanresort.com/en/index.html

PUNTA DE MITA
Hotel Cinco cincopuntamita.com

LA CRUZ DE HUANACAXTLE
Villa Bella villabella-lacruz.com/english
Villa Amor de Mar www.villaamordelmar.com

RINCON DE GUAYABITOS
Villa Corona del Mar villacoronadelmar.com

SAN JOSE DEL CABO
Encanto Inn & Suites - free parking, WiFi, TV
www.elencantoinn.com
Onsite restaurant - El Espontaneo (dinner) and Green Goddess (Breakfast and Lunch)
Breakfast coupons to Jazmin Restaurant,very good.

Dinner at Mi Casa (Chiles en Nogada) and at the hotel restaurant

Go to the Marina area - make reservation for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner at Flora Farm (you'll think you're in Napa or Nantucket).  Nice for walking around and getting an ice cream or looking at the few nice shops there on the grounds.  You can rent one of the cottages online.  www.flora-farms.com

LA PAZ - 2.5 hrs north of Cabo airport
Casa Tuscany - owner is Carol Dyer
Stayed in the Firenze room, which is larger and 2 beds.  Easy on-street parking, TV, breakfast, good WiFi.
www.tuscanybaja.com

Good nearby Restaurants:  Il Rustico, Tres Virgenes, Nim, Maguyes (for Mexican food), The Deck at the nearby marina for breakfast and lunch - funky, inexpensive and rustic.

Nice beaches are Balandra (no restaurant, gorgeous blue shallow water) and Tecolote (restaurants, ample parking, nice beach and view of Espiritu Santo Island - can take panga from here to the Islands).

COSTA BAJA - fabulous marina with hotels, condos, 5 restaurants, great beach club.  Hyatt Place is OK, more for people waiting for ferry or those not wanting to stay on their boat.  www.costabajaresort.com www.marinacostabaja.com

TODOS SANTOS
Lunch at Santa Fe, by church

LORETO
Posada de Las Flores
nice colonial hotel at the town square with second story glass floor swimming pool that you can view from the lobby.  Call for reservation to get a price reduction.

La Damiana Inn - Loreto
www.ladamianainn.com
Good WiFi, on grounds or street parking free, walk to restaurants and in town.  Small hotel with central kitchen and refrigerator for guest use.  One TV in lobby area, none in rooms.  Friendly owners.  Get a room away from the street, as town can be loud with barking dogs.

MICHOACAN, Caleta de Campos (Zihuatenajo).  Casa de la Rosa.  Owned by Cynthia DeRozea cynthia.derozea@gmail.com www.casa-de-la-rosa.com

MEXICO CITY Guide:  Alejandro Guillen, former professor of anthropology and history at the University of Mexico as a guide.  "Alex" is not only extremely knowledgeable (he is the only guide in Mexico to receive the highest rating of "Distinctivo M" from the government), he is charming and fun to spend time.  aleguillen00@yahoo.com.mx http://www.travel4life.com.mx/

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Cooking Schools in Mexico

CAFE DES ARTISTES - Puerto Vallarta
http://www.cafedesartistes.com/thierry-blouet

DIANA KENNEDY - Michoacan
http://www.dianakennedycenter.org/classes/

Casa Crespo - Oaxaca City
http://casacrespo.com/

SEASONS OF MY HEART with Susana Trilling.  In Oaxaca City, Mexico (San Lorenzo).  The participation-based classes are combined with market tours and demonstrations in local homes and cottage industries to immerse the students into the Mexican culture.  We also went on a fantastic mushroom hunt with her at 12,000 feet.  Had lunch at a trout farm in the mountains.

http://www.seasonsofmyheart.com/

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Our World-Wide Favorites

BUENOS AIRES:  Poetry Building.  The perfect location - Recoleta.  Studio to 2 bedroom apartments for week-long stays.  Lovely, great staff, and tastefully decorated.  All rooms have a complete kitchen.  Reasonably priced.  www.poetrybuildng.com

PARIS:  Relais Christine, Left Bank
http://www.relais-christine.com/
Hotel built on the grounds of Abbey of the Grands-Augustins, founded in 1231.  Ask for a room away from the street.

MONT ST MICHELLE:  Le Mere Poulard
http://www.merepoulard.com/
Hotel/restaurant where omelettes were said to be invented.  Spend the night, explore the island away from the crowds.

PROVENCE-Vence - La Maison de Frene
http://www.lamaisondufrene.com

ROME - Trattoria Cadorna (restaurant), near Borghese.  Casual, inside and outside dining, reasonably priced.  Make reservation if eating after 7:30 PM.

CORTONA, ITALY (Between Rome and Florence)
Villa di Piazzano.  A MUST STAY, former Cardinal's hunting lodge.  Great food, farm-like atmosphere, friendly staff, free parking, lovely room, OK WiFi, great breakfast, lunch, dinner.  Nice nearby wine tours.  Pool not heated, no swimming beginning Sept.  1.

VENICE - Hotel Flora, near San Marco, discounted parking in garage.  Take water bus through the Grand Canal.  Rooms 3 and 32 are the best rooms.

SALZBURG - Die Blaue Gans Art Hotel.  Our room, the Maison, was 1,500 sq feet.  Quirky art, large living room, bedroom on second floor of room, small kitchen.  Perfect location, with discounted parking across the street.

ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER Silence Burg Hotel.  Lovely, good breakfast, nice area on the Romantic Road.

HEIDELBERG Zum Ritter Georg - on the pedestrian road, but OK to drive up and unload.  Heidelberg good for 1-2 days, maybe stretch to 3 days if going in summer, and you can take a river boat trip.

ESSEN Movenpick Hotel, across from train station.  Lovely businessman's hotel, with excellent service, large rooms, nearby walking to shopping and restaurants.

AMSTERDAM - Best Western Dam.  Not a lovely hotel, but a great location.  Ask for their largest room, because even then, it's small.  Pedestrian walking area, nice restaurant across from the front door.  Easy walking to Anne Frank House, Red Light District, shopping.

BAYEUX, FRANCE (Normandy & DDay Invasion sites):  Absolutely lovely town.  Noted for the Bayeux Tapestry showing the Norman Conquest.  We stayed at La Colline B&B, nice but parking difficult in summer.  Walk to restaurants on Ave St Jean.  Highly recommend Paul Woodridge, DDay Historian for a tour - van seats 8 max.

ASHLAND, OREGON (USA):  Winchester Inn.  Parking, WiFi, walk 2 blocks to Shakespeare theater, wonderful bar and restaurant.  Includes a first-class breakfast.  www.winchesterinn.com/

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Bill & Amy Welch

My husband Bill and I built CASA PAROTA in 1996.

We scoured the area from Mismaloya to Litibu looking for property that was near boating.  Little did we know then that this north area of Banderas Bay was to become Riviera Nayarit and THE up-and-coming area of Puerto Vallarta. 

We are delighted with our investment and the infrastructure that is rapidly arriving to the La Cruz area. 

The new La Cruz marina was dedicated in 2010 by Mexican President Felipe Calderon.  The marina is first class with all the amenities of any marina in the world - shipyard, restaurants, fresh fish market, and charters. 

We used to travel to Puerto Vallarta regularly for dinner, now we have many lovely places to dine and hear live music.

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Portland, Oregon
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