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“Great hide-a-way and close to town!”
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Casa de los Arcos
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful time at this place! If you are looking for more authentic accommodations in a neighborhood tucked up in the bluffs with amazing views - this is the place! Villas are clean, open and contain everything you need for a comfortable stay. We had other family members that were vacationing at a nearby resort come over for a delicious dinner cooked by Rosie. Everyone loved it and they loved the villa as well - I'm sure some will be back for their own stay. There is definitely pride in ownership and I was impressed with the cozy decor and new botanical garden/patio. Give this place a try if you are looking for something different from the resort scene and like to be close town, but with privacy. The hosts, David and Susan, are the best. This was truly enjoyable and we hope to return!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

This was our 4th time at Casa de Los Arcos. It really is a magical place. Susan and David are perfect hosts. We also met some wonderful people on our last stay. The accommodations are wonderful. The views at sunset are unforgettable. We love Puerto Vallarta, and after trying a few different places to stay, we will always go back to Puerto Vallarta. It is up the hill a bit, but the walk down to town and beach is quick and easy. When we were feeling ambitious, we walked back up the hill. At other times, cabs were a quick and cheap alternative. Check this place out!

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

This was our third consecutive year at Casa de Los Arcos and each year it gets better and is harder to leave. We stay for most of the month of January because our first trip of two weeks was too much torture when leaving. We found this place on Trip Advisor and knew from the reviews that it was the only place we wanted to stay, but we had no idea how much it would get under our skin and become part of our lives. From the open air living, vast views, morning birds, whale watching off the terrace, warm breezes, comfort beyond belief, all things we had hoped for and more. During our first visit, David and Susan introduced us to a little bit of Mexico on a fascinating day trip to El Tuito with stops along the way including the gorgeous Botancial Gardens. Their knowledge and enthusiasm for the culture of Mexico is obvious and infectious and made us fall in love with the country. We went on an amazing boat trip with David and his dog T to follow the whales and had incredible luck with many close up sightings while listening to them with his underwater sonar. Susan has become more of a friend than a host, we keep in touch over the year between visits. She will not hesitate to help with anything you require while there. Our first year, being woman, we were cautious about where we travelled and Susan went out of her way to make us feel safe and comfortable. We now walk everywhere in Vallarta without any concerns. We love the old town, the hilly cobble stone streets with friendly local people, the hustle and bustle of the Centro Market with it's fresh fruit and veg that we can't get enough of, the Saturday markets in town, the old neighbourhood with wonderful little gems of restaurants like Polos, and the incredible Taco stand with the freshest, most delicious fish tacos. Susan has taken us shopping, to arrange tennis lessons at the Sheraton Hotel, back to the Botanical several times, arranged medical treatment and always takes us back to the airport on our way home. David and Susan are the most generous hosts and the reason we return year after year. Felipa and Alberto are wonderful help to us also and always have a smile and go out of their way to make sure we have everything we need. We love all of the resident animals, T visits us when David and Susan go out, Miggy is a big personality in a tiny package and Panchanella and Machete, the two tuxedo cats, are our home away from home cats and keep us company.

This year we became official part-time permanent residents with our own plaque on the door, a touching birthday present from Susan. We leave some supplies which she happily stores for us until our next visit. We have met some wonderful people while staying at Casa de Los Arcos, all looking for the same quiet, peaceful paradise that we love. All of the units are beautiful and have their own special features. David created new gardens last year with great vision, care and creativity. They are an oasis with a view unlike anywhere else and a wonderful addition to an already perfect paradise.

Obviously, we can't wait for next January!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

What a great location and outstanding experience Casa de Los Arcos offers!!!

Just came home a few weeks ago from an amazing week with my partner. Absolutely stunning view from our casa, and privacy galore. The staff are thoughtful & efficient, and Susan and David(the owners) go above and beyond to make your time in PV thoroughly enjoyable. Everything they recommended from markets, to restaurants, personal cooks (Rosie you're fabulous) and private massages on our terrace - all exceeded our expectations. BEST massage of my life - thank you Charly.

In spite of becoming very ill during my trip, Susan ensured I saw her personal physician and got my needed medication. You just don't get that type of support at an all inclusive and I'm very grateful. I will definitely be back to spend more time at Casa de Los Arcos.

Room Tip: Upper units so worth the view
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

My partner and I have returned to Casa de los Arcos year after year and it's become like our second home (they've ever made a plaque for our place to hang before we arrive!). We love how comfortable it is and truly appreciate the warm hospitality from Susan and David (the owners) and their fantastic staff. It has everything you need, truly. The views off the verandas are some of the best in PV. Make a margarita and watch the sunset nightly and await the romantic sound of David blowing the conch shell as the sun dips below the horizon. The new gorgeous and lush garden out back (complete with water feature) is their little piece of paradise, open for all. And the welcoming committee of Ms. T and Miggy (boxer and chihuahua pals) add to the homelike ambiance. Book your stay at Casa de los Arcos. You will truly fall in love.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Sadly, I just returned from a week at Casa de Los Arcos. I say sadly because of how difficult it was to leave that lovely paradise.

Puerto Vallarta is a magical city and there is no better place from which to enjoy it than Casa de Los Arcos! The proprietors, Susan and David, could not do more to make you feel at home, comfortable and cater to your every need. They are veritable experts on the culture, customs and offerings of this fantastic part of the world. They will go out of their way to ensure that you enjoy your stay. No limits.

The accommodations are outstanding and, honestly, there are moments when you just have to pinch yourself to know it's all real. But, it is. The grounds, suites and view are just unbelievable.

You will never feel "lost" here. Take the recommendations offered by the owners and staff and you simply can't go wrong. Visit the restaurants, markets and local sights. Immerse yourself in the authentic Mexican culture and then watch a glorious sunset from your casa. There is nothing that we ever felt uncomfortable asking for or about. Susan and David will even invite you into their own home (on the property) for margaritas, guacamole and a tour of their stunning gardens.

Do take advantage of having Rosie come in to cook you a meal and by all means have a massage in the privacy of your accommodation. You won't forget it!

My travel companion required a visit to a doctor while we were there and Susan not only made an appointment with her personal physician, but she also took us there and to a reputable pharmacy afterward. We were in extraordinarily good hands!

Stay at casa de Los Arcos in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. You will NOT be disappointed!

Room Tip: While the views are best from the top, each room/suite is unique and has its own charms.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Just returned from a wonderful 9 days in Puerto Vallarta. This was our first trip to Mexico, and Casa de los Arcos was the perfect place to stay, and to get away from a very cold Northern winter.
Susan and David are wonderful hosts who make you feel right at home. The staff are friendly and helpful. The views from the villa are magical, and the old town of Puerto Vallarta is beautiful, with lots to see and do, and excellent restaurants. The town is a 10 minute walk downhill from the villa; daunting the first day but no problem after that - even going back up became much easier! Taxis are plentiful and inexpensive if you don't feel like walking.
Casa de los Arcos provides the perfect blend of privacy and socializing, with well maintained, comfortable accommodations, all in a spectacular setting.

Room Tip: We stayed in El Museo, which was perfect for us. It is large and well appointed, and very private. T...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa de los Arcos

Address: Calle Hortencias 168 | Colonia Alta Vista, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 95 Speciality Lodging in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range: £75 - £505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de Los Arcos is a luxurious villa nestled into the hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean,with incredible unobstructed views of Los Muertos Beach, the jungle and old town Puerto Vallarta. The villa has 4 spacious suites. Rent the suites individually, or rent the whole villa, and it can sleep 10 people. There are 5 bedrooms with en-suite baths. There is lots of privacy, and large entertaining and dining areas. We will gladly arrange all your airport transfers, and once settled at the villa, we head off to the grocery store to stock your fridge. Margaritas, to follow! We are happy to arrange activities, tours and car rentals for you. Treat yourself to home spa day, with a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure. We can arrange this for you upon arrival or set it up in advance. For the nights that you do not wish to dine out, have a private cook brought in to create a wonderful Mexican meal. Our high speed internet and telephone guarantee that you can stay in touch (bring your laptops). ... more   less 

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