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“Mind-blowing Quality that is Hard to Believe!”
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Casa Yvonneka
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Mind-blowing Quality that is Hard to Believe!”
Reviewed 28 March 2013

If you ever wonder how billionaires celebrate life to most affordable way I know to answer that question is by staying at Casa Yvonneka.

I have stayed at some utterly incredible places in my life. Casa Yvonneka is as good as any and at the highest echelon of quality, not just for the villa itself but the way it marries incredible service with a setting that constantly had us saying "YES!".

Let me give you an example:

We had a staff of 6 wait on us hand and foot. ALWAYS incredible food ready and waiting for us that is home cooked. We would come "home" at 4 am sometimes (I had a team of around 20 people staying at the villa) and when we would come through the door, the staff were there, waiting with big smiles and food/ drinks ready to go. What do you want to eat? Just tell them. The selection of meals was amazing. The only negative about Casa Yvonneka I can think of is that you might gain a couple pounds :) but what is vacation for, right? The staff are lead by Magdelena. I read in other reviews that she made things feel like home. I didn't expect that I would be hugging her as much as I hug my own mother when I am home.

As for the villa, the pictures on the site www.casayvonneka.com are great, but it is actually a lot better in person. As they guide you through the place when you first check in I actually gasped a number of times. Usually a villa has one area where everyone congregates and that is poolside. Well that's an incredible area at Casa Yvonneka but there are two other areas just as good and that are HUGE. It is 5 stories high and you could actually stay on a few different floors depending on your whimsy and not feel like you are missing out.

With a group the size that I had one thing I thought I would struggle with it "who gets which room?". I didn't expect EVERY SINGLE ROOM to be incredible. They are all themed with TVs and bathrooms. Very spacious. People didn't feel like they got the short end of the stick. I actually spoke with the owner Yvonne (she was in LA not on site) and had to find out more about her. Who builds a place like this I wondered??

If you want more details about the location you can read some of the reviews. I just know as I started looking for a holiday rental I kept thinking "what's this place going to be like?" Well now that I know I wouldn't dare take a chance ever renting with anyone else in Puerto Vallarta again. Why? This place is a total GRAND SLAM HOME RUN in the bottom of the 9th inning of the 7th game of the World Series.

Simply put: IT DOES NOT GET BETTER.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

To say that Casa Yvonneka is unbelievable is an understatement. The rooms are immaculate and all open up to balconies overlooking the city and ocean, and of course the infinity pool. The the service staff is attentive and friendly and were available at our every whim - day or night. I wish that there were more stars to rate the overall experience, as it truly is a world-class vacation destination that we cannot wait to return to.
We were a young, fun group of over 20, meeting in Mexico for a corporate sales retreat (mostly) and were blown away by the complete experience. Though well traveled, we had never been in such a place and wished we could stay!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Las Vegas
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

This place deserves more stars than Trip Advisor allows. From the moment we stepped into the villa, we were blown away by our experience at Casa Yvonneka. 14 of us stayed here for a business school reunion, which included a combination of couples, singles, men and women. We are all very well-traveled and critical of good food and service and everything still it exceeded everyone's expectations. I have been in the hospitality industry for almost five years and I can honestly tell you that you can't find a private villa like this with beautiful and tasteful accommodations, amazing service, gourmet meals cooked to order, incredible views, and perfect location with a 10 minute walk to the beach for the price - even in Mexico! The staff consistently went the extra mile to assure we had an amazing time and we actually felt like we were very welcome guests of Yvonneka. I will definitely return and I am already looking forward to my next visit! Thank you Yvonneka, Chef Malena, and the rest of the staff for making our vacation the best one EVER!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

I stayed here in October with a group of 15 of us and it was possibly the best place I have ever stayed. We never left the property. The staff was amazing, attentive and made awesome food. They catered to our every whim. The view is breathtaking. The pool overlooks all of Puerto Vallarta. I can't say enough good things about Casa Yvonneka!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Sandpoint, Idaho, United States
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Honestly the best place we have ever, ever stayed. We had a large group of 14 and we all had a wonderful time. The staff makes you feel like family. Their attitude and smiling faces every day were so great. We are so, so gracious. The food that Magdelena and her staff prepare are out of this world. We ate, and ate, and ate! You can customize your own menu and drinks every night. The Margaritas are outstanding. We wish they could all come home with us!!! The property is beautiful and overlooks all of PV. Very nice area and short little walk to all of the activities in town. We are already planning our trip back! As another review stated, we did not want to leave!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

This was my family's second stay at Casa Yvonneka, and it could not have been more perfect. The casa itself is pristine, the view is jaw-dropping, and the staff somehow knows what you want before you do. Beware only of the fact that you will not want to leave.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Manitoba
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Our family of 20 stayed here for a week in early Feb 2013. It is a beautiful property with very spacious rooms and many open spaces to gather. We had 8 children all within 1-9 years old and they had a blast discovering all the nooks and crannies and riding the elevator. The pool was warm and perfect for our group and the view from the infinity edge was panoramic - from our vantage point we even saw a whale swimming in the ocean. We often took walks to the beach which was 10 minutes and even the young ones could make it. The town was safe day or night. Now to the best part: the service and food. The Casa Yvonneka team had a perfect balance of being always available but yet also gave us the space to be ourselves as a family. They sang Happy Birthday to our little ones and rigged up a pinata for them to break open. The food Magdelina and her team prepared was authentic and very tastey - too many food highlights to mention but they prepared anything from lobster to burgers to margaritas. They did the grocery shopping for us and also provided assistance with organizing taxis. The owner also checked in regularly to ensure everything was running well and to provide tour recommendations. Many of us went on a whale watching trip which was phenomenal - see separate review for Ocean Friendly. We highly recommend Casa Yvonneka to anyone wanting to visit Puerto Vallarta, especially medium-large groups who want your own private resort.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Casa Yvonneka

Property: Casa Yvonneka
Address: Calle Hortencia 187 | Amapas, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 91 Speciality Lodging in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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