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Villa Bella Bed and Breakfast Inn
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“Beautiful view and fantastic staff”
Reviewed 13 March 2013

We recently stayed at the Villa Bella...the service and hospitality is excellent! They are a small and friendly staff willing to do anything for you. Rosa's homemade breakfast was delicious every morning. Made to order and served from about 9 - 11AM in a beautiful outdoor setting. Rosa does a wonderful job cleaning the room. Fresh towels were brought everyday. Bottled water topped up daily. Alfonzo, a friendly young man lives on-site, speaks pretty good English and gave us lots of exploring ideas. He even offered to take my hubby fishing on his day off. Elsa, the owner visits during breakfast every AM and is very informative and charming. Everyone goes out of their way to ensure an amazing vacation. The gardens are beautiful.The 2 mexican type villas are brightly painted and unique-there are 5 very different private suites. The ambiance was lovely and peaceful-sometimes we had the place to ourselves as most guests are out exploring during the day. We really enjoyed the pool overlooking the town of La Cruz. Views are breathtaking.
Philos has great ribs and live entertainment-talented group of musicians.The Sunday market at the marina offers pretty much everything-lots of homemade preserves, sauces, breads. There are several fresh fish outlets at the marina. We bought prawns and cooked them at the inn-outdoor kitchen. Elva was kind enough to allow us to use the kitchen. We ate at the La Cruz Yacht Club-excellent food, atmosphere and service. The Tacos at Tacos on the Street were great and reasonable.
Negatives: as with most small mexican towns, you will hear barking dogs and roosters in the early hours of the AM. If you are a light sleeper, bring ear plugs. The garden suites are quiet
Evas Brickhouse at the marina was expensive with small portions.Do not recommend.
We did two day trips to Sayulita just loved it-great beach bars (Captain Cooks) seafood platter was to die for), great pina coladas. Spent the entire time watching the surfers and receiving the best service imaginable. We used the bus system - great. Overall We would highly recommend staying at the VB and visiting Sayulita! We thank Elsa, Rosa and Alfonso!!

Room Tip: We loved the owners suite-roomy, open airy concept - large kitchen, patio. Very romantic!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Il.
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

We spent a week at VB and we usually don't nitpick but due to plumbing issues that our friends encountered while here, we starting seeing things in a very different light. First, the noise is terrible! The place is situated on the top of a hill, hence where you get your views, but ALL the noise travels up. From the cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, etc. on the highway, to the roosters that cluck all day, the wild dogs that bark off & on all day, to the gas truck that sounds like a politician running for office with his loudspeaker that starts at 7:20 every morning! Then, you don't have purified water and ours was taken the 2nd day & never filled totally. There are alot of light switches that don't turn on any lights (and it's DARK at night) but wait....there are candles! But those are all burnt down & you need a grill lighter to light them. I didn't like drying my face with a bath mat & my friend had to buy her own hangers. We asked about these things & the owner Elsa had plenty of excuses for everything. She is not a 'Hands on' owner. She's a lovely woman who is not there all the time as other reviews say, and leaves you with her staff who don't speak English. We had a sewer smell from the time we came till our friends toilet backed up into their shower causing them to pack up & leave for a nite. An awful inconvenience for everyone! Altho they were glad to get away from the Ants in their unit for a nite. Villa Bella does have an incredible view but lacks the niceties you'd expect when you pay what we did. None of us would go back there and it's a shame because the housekeeper Rosa works her butt off trying her hardest to please all the guests. Many thanks to Rosa.....

Room Tip: I wouldn't take the 'Blue Suite' in the Owners House. The Owners House was nice aside f...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Palm Coast, Florida
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

Fantastic adventure! Elsa is amazing and the views are outstanding! Loved it! The place is bright and colorful. A massage overlooking the bay is a definite must! The food is delicious and well prepared.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 September 2012 via mobile

Villa Bella is a breath taking hotel in the charmy town of La Cruz. From the moment you enter, you are welcome by an amazing landscape view from the Nayarit Riviera. The facilities are outstanding, the rooms invite you to relax and enjoy la buena vida. We definitely recommend this place and we thank Elsa, Rosa and Alfonso for their warm hospitality, great food and nice conversations.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
Reviewed 26 April 2011

We stayed at Villa Bella the resort is breath taking, such beautiful views. We enjoyed staying on property the entire time VERY safe. We felt so comfortable, the staff is like family the owner is there every day visiting with guests.

The breakfast was EXCELLENT all fresh made in front of you with open kitchen. My husband and I will be planning another relaxing trip back when we have our baby. Perfect get away for excellent food and relaxation!!!! HIGHLY recommended!!!!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver
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Reviewed 4 April 2011

We're a young couple from Vancouver, CA and we had a lovely time here, starting with Elsa picking us up from Sayulita. A very nice touch :) We stayed in the "Owner's Apartment," Elsa upgraded our room free of charge because of a last minute cancellation. Another nice touch! This suite has gorgeous views and is very spacious and tastefully
decorated. There is a double tub in the bathroom but it is more for
showering than soaking, as it fills very slowly via the shower-head. The pool is beautiful and the breakfasts are yummy! FYI that breakfast was usually served later (around 930-10) but I'm sure they wouldn't mind serving you earlier as long as you let them know.

La Cruz has some great restaurants (we found Frescati's to be very romantic and tasty and the little seafood burrito place along the road is great - Elsa can point it out). Also I'd recommend a day trip to Sayulita, a charming surfer town where you can rent a surf or paddle board cheap then grab a cheap but tasty fish taco from any of the many restaurants before checking out some of the really cool shops!

  • Stayed March 2011
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Kelowna British Columbia
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Reviewed 17 March 2011

We stayed at Villa Bella for 3 nights at the end of a 2 month vacation stay in a rental home in Bucerias. We chose La Cruz as my husband was playing with the Mexican Shuffle Band at Philo's and we wanted to be close.
Villa Bella was the perfect getaway for us. Rosa's breakfast's were delicious and our morning visits with Elsa were informative and charming. After two months of poor sleep in our rental home, the beds at Villa Bella were heaven and we slept like babes. The pool was the perfect temperature and the view from the pool is absolutely breathtaking. We were so thrilled with our stay that we put a deposit down and booked a six week stay next winter! If you're looking for a B & B stay with delicious breakfasts, dreamy beds & linens and a pool with a spectacular view, Villa Bella is the vacation destination for you!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Bella Bed and Breakfast Inn
Address: Calle Monte Calvario #12 | Col. Monte Calvario Hills, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle 63732, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Bella Bed and Breakfast Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A nice and intimate property perched on the top of the hill in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, with breathtaking views of Bandera’s Bay and the new Marina Riviera Nayarit. Peaceful, intimate with a great sense of service and attention to details by owner since 1999. Warm hospitality, delicious breakfasts and beautiful, clean and well appointed suites. Ideal for couples and romantics and rest and relaxation holidays! ... more   less 
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