Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

5 Full baths

Description from owner

Puerto Vallarta Beach Front Villa rental, imagine this ... a boutique 4 bedroom hotel to yourself! Yes, this appropriately describes Villa Karaway: 4 bedrooms all air conditioned, en suite (with bathrooms), a wonderful staff under your direction and an incredible set of common areas - kitchen, living room, dinning room, porch and your own private infinity pool. Please read on...

Villa Karaway (VK) is the ultimate Puerto Vallarta Beach Villa! A rare find on the powdery sands of Puerto Vallarta. The home is RIGHT on the beach. Please read the entire description, but first some ideas to save money and select the proper home.

When shopping for a home for your hard earned vacation in PV, make sure the ask the following:

1. Is the home right on the beach, or do you have to walk to the beach?

2. Is there SAND on the beach? Except for downtown and north of town, sandy beaches are rare. We have sand on our beach!

3. Are there any additional charges? VK rates are all inclusive, you just pay for the food and drinks that our chief prepares, along with tips.

4. Exactly where are you located in PV? No hype from us. You are 6 km south of town (about 12 minutes away), so you have the town amenities, without the hustle an bustle. We are right on the bus route (50 cents to town), or cabs are usually parked by the complex ($6 into town).

With over 4000 square feet of pure luxury, this four bedroom, five bath vacation rental is ideal for corporate meetings, family reunions, or just an intimate get-away. Many rooms have 12-foot high ceilings - just right for bringing in the incredible views of the Bay and Mountain Ranges around Puerto Vallarta.

See the end of this description for other guest comments, but this comment from a NYC guest sums it up - "Absolute Paradise!"

Make no mistake - this villa is right on the beach. The beach is beautiful with a protective rock reef creating a wonderful family swimming area and an incredible sandy beach. Let the professional staff of a full-time maid and gourmet cook pamper you. It is your vacation - so enjoy it!

You enter your two-story vacation home (named "Villa Karaway") from a private iron gate into a masterfully constructed tiled hallway. To the right, past the sitting area, is the lower bedroom with two single beds, which can be make into a king bed (all bedrooms have air conditioning), a walk-in closet, and private bath. Close by is the washer and dryer. To the left of the hallway is the open-air patio with splendid plants.

Up five tile-covered steps is another hallway. Turn left and you enter the gourmet kitchen (Viking stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator - but why care - you have your own chef!), bar, walk-in pantry, table for four, and bathroom. Proceeding past the kitchen is the dining room with seating for eight. Past the dining room is the living room with floor-to-ceiling glass sliding walls to another outdoor patio with lighted palms, the downstairs porch, and the private infinity pool. Just past your pool is the wondrous Los Palmares Beach.

Proceed the other way down the entrance-way hallway and you arrive at bedroom two. This is a bedroom with one queen and one king bed, a large walk-in closet, and an even larger bathroom. There is a large window that opens to the interior patio.

Up the stairs further is bedroom three with two double beds, 12-foot high ceiling, a large window opening to the interior patio, TV and VCR, and private bath.

Further down the hallway is the ultimate, master bedroom with a king-size bed. Floor-to-ceiling movable windows separate the bedroom to the upstairs patio. There is also a large window providing a view to the famous Los Arcos islands just off the shore of Puerto Vallarta. The master also contains a sitting area, large walk-in closet, and a bath that is also a jetted tub, steam, and a ten-side spigot shower. For those that are traditional, a normal showerhead is available.

Enjoy the views including dolphins and whales playing in one of the largest bays on the continent.

You will NOT be DISAPPOINTED with Karaway or the Los Palmares facilities! Villa Karaway is part of the classy Los Palmares condominium complex. It was recently completed in late 1999. Everything is in tip top condition, including the large infinity pool, jacuzzi, kid's pool, and exercise room. There is also ample parking and 24-hour security. It is located just under six kilometers to the south of downtown Puerto Vallarta and is on the city bus route for easy transportation.

We have wireless high speed internet connection. So bring your laptop or use the computer provided at the Villa. We also have a phone for free, unlimited phone calls back to the US and Canada.

Guest book comments (we would put in more, but have a space limitation):

"What a breathtaking house surrounded by such a magnificent setting. I now have a concrete vision of what heaven might really look like when I close my eyes. I honestly don't think that it is possible to describe with mere words. From the lush, green hillside to the sun setting into the ocean...from Adela's unbelievable Mexican feast to the kind smiles and welcoming faces of everyone we encountered...It is truly a memory that we will carry with us forever.

"What a marvelous place to come and visit. We just don't want to go home. God's seam between land and water, and right in the middle is your beautiful casa." -Guests, Denver, CO

"WOW!" - Austin TX

"If you don't love this - give up! You won't be happy in heaven!" - Chicago, IL

Beds: 2 King Beds, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Double Beds, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Crib

Read more Read less

Tripadvisor Property ID: 5035178

About the area

Enjoy a fully staffed 3-story Villa on a beautiful sandy beach Relax, rejuvenate, and renew while basking in the sun or reading on the veranda. Sit in the lap of luxury as it opens out into the ocean.Have all your meals and drinks prepared for you as you watch the sunset over the water. Great News! We recently renovated our bathrooms for your enjoyment! Inquire about our optional all-inclusive option! It includes meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks! This is an entire 3-story villa! There are too many things to list, but our favorites include: personal chef and maid, private pool (including at bigger public pool within walking distance), WiFi, local phone with Denver (303) area code, kayak, boogie boards, Stand-Up PaddleBoards, yoga

Getting around

Taxis and Ubers are plentiful in Puerto Vallarta

Getting here

This is outlined in our arrival form you will get a week before you come.

Interaction with guest

The owners do not live in PV, Mexico but are just a phone call away! We have a staff that works full time for the villa and does a great job making sure you feel at home.

Owner profile

Hillary S.
Years listed:
Based in:
United States

Languages spoken: English


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $2,500.00
Yes, smoking allowed



  • Bedroom 1: 2 Full beds
    Bedroom 2: King bed Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Queen Beds
    Bedroom 4: King bed Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Children's pool
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Safe
  • Sea view
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 5 Full baths

Reviews (13)

13 reviews

“Villa Karaway (Heavenly)”

Reviewed 24 Mar 2016

We rented Villa Karaway for a week and it was the most wonderful experience of our lives. My son made the remark he thought he died and went to heaven. The Villa has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathroom each of the bedroom has their own bathroom and each room is very comfortable. The porch by the infinity pool was so beautiful in the morning to drink coffee and enjoy the crashing of the ocean waves. The beautiful sunset on the porch in the evenings was a sight to behold. The children were in the pool at all times when we were at the Villa. The staff was so wonderful, with Enrique Perez as the concierge, Gloria our maid, who saw that everything in the Villa was tidy and clean and we always had dry clean towels for the pool. Last but not least was Elba our cook who we all fell in love with, she would go on the bus to buy our groceries and would cook the most wonderful meals each day. Our thanks to Wayne and Karen Harding for the use of their beautiful Villa, best value in Puerto Vallarta. We are already planning for a return trip in the future. Thank You Shirley Williams

“Unbelieveable Week!”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2015

Villa Karaway far exceeded our expectations. The week was perfect! Online photos, videos, and descriptions are great, but nothing compares the the colors and reality of this villa. The accommodations are exceptional - comfortable beds, extremely clean, personal pool, great furniture, and more. We loved having a personal chef - Elba was unreal. If you've never experienced a vacation where someone personally cooks yours meals, this is a must! If you uttered a desire, Elba would surprise you by making it happen the next day ("I've never tried Molé." Next day, "Try this.") We paid for the groceries and the cost was extremely reasonable. This property is perfect for watching the sunset. Excellent quiet beach immediately at the property. Some PV beaches can get a little rocky - not this one - perfect sand beach. Great snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming. The resort pool is great as well. Easy and quick cab ride to the heart of PV. Be sure to get out on the water - snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, etc. We loved our boat ride down the coast - especially the small village of Boca de Tomatlan. My wife and I have traveled to Mexico many many times and this was far and away our favorite place. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS VILLA!

“Great stay at Villa Karaway!”

Reviewed 12 May 2015

It was so fun and relaxing to enjoy yoga, great food and awesome company at Punta Playa Negra in Puerto Vallarta! We can't wait to return to Villa Karaway!

Owner's reply: Thanks Kim! You bring so much joy to the Villa. We cannot wait to have you back.

“Joy at Villa Karaway”

Reviewed 11 May 2015

Peaceful, joyful, creative, fun, classy! The views of the water, listening to the ocean and just being in the Villa itself is spectacular, restful, peaceful and it will rejuvenate you every moment you are there! Each room is a delight with comfortable and pretty beds & pillows. You will sleep very safely and soundly! Great, roomy & clean bathrooms. Meals were amazing and plentiful! You feel far away from the hustle but there is easy access to anywhere because cabs are parked nearby and easy to get anytime. This is a 5 Star Villa!

Owner's reply: Thank you Cathy! We are excited to have you back to paradise soon!


Reviewed 6 Feb 2015

We've been traveling to sunny Mexico for many years, but it only took a few hours at Villa Karaway to realize we were done with the big resorts because we found our home away from home! The beach is incredible and private, the sand is soft and the surf-casting is great (it's part of a wildlife reserve - we even got to help save a baby sea turtle!) - and Chef Elba will get you a fishing charter that picks you up right on the beach (she's very well connected and the ultimate concierge for more than just fishing - and her friends prices are the best around! Next time we'll tour the botanic gardens as she suggested.). The home is perfect, it's open, airy and breathes the ocean breeze, and Elba's cooking is excellent! The house will sleep a small army, so invite the whole family down! We were part of a Yoga retreat (with Shauna) which was beyond incredible and just what we needed, dare I even say life changing - oh ya, we'll be back, hand's down the best money I ever spent on a vacation!

Owner's reply: Mick - thank you for staying with us. We always try to exceed our guest's expectations. Hurry back and visit. Cheers Wayne

“Villa Karaway is breath-taking!!!”

Reviewed 2 Dec 2014

This Villa is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed at while on vacation. The ocean is just steps away, I love the friendly staff, they go above and beyond to make each day special by preparing mouth watering meals, and mixing up your favorite adult beverage. The Villa has spectacular views from almost every room. The master suite is AMAZING, you can lie in the bed and look out over the ocean while listening to the waves roll in. If you are going to visit Puerto Vallarta, then Villa Kataway is the place to stay. I absolutely LOVE it! I'm going back to visit this coming February and I can hardly wait!

Owner's reply: Thanks Michelle! Look forward to having you back! ENJOY!

“I still dream about this heavenly place!”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2014

This Villa is perfect in every way. From the amazing views, to the beautiful furnishings and infinity pool, to the accommodating and friendly staff, our vacation was unforgettable. I would highly recommend it!


Reviewed 4 Nov 2014

I travel all over the world, and this place is more than just beautiful, the person al is incredibly and so warm, and off course the owners absolutely wonderful people. I totally recommend you to give it a try. One of the most incredible vacation I ever had.

Owner's reply: Thank you Bella. Please come back to see us soon! Wayne

Review 1-10 of 13
Have you been a guest of this property?