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“A marvelous, rejuvenating week at the House of Wind and Water!”

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House of Wind and Water
Ranked #27 of 74 Puerto Vallarta B&B and Inns
Mason, Texas
1 review
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“A marvelous, rejuvenating week at the House of Wind and Water!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2011

We cannot say enough about our stay at the House of Wind and Water . Hosts Andrew Marcus and Kathleen Carrillo are super wonderful people and made our stay an unforgettable one. Poet/sculptor Andrew is also a terrific cook, and Kathleen, a very talented artist and inspirational teacher. They are both such fun and interesting people! We slept with our doors wide open over the Rio Cuale and loved the cool breezes and the sound of jungle birds and the river rushing below......a very magical place.....and only 15 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta in a truly Mexican environment. The house is beautifully decorated as are the outdoor spaces which include lovely gardens, a dipping pool and water lily and koi pond. Plus, the beds were the most comfortable we've ever slept in! Will definitely go back as soon as we can!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2010

This is about our stay at the HOUSE OF WIND AND WATER, and what glorious 11 days it was. Initially we were apprehensive to return to Puerto Vallarta after a 30 year absence - we are adventure travelers - could we still find our "true" mexico? Driving down the dusty road along the river through little villages we found it, and better then ever, at Kathleen's and Andy's beautiful bed and breakfast. We were welcome like family, shared their delicious meals [ Andy cooks a fish to die for], laughed a lot, had stimulating conversations, talked about art and our travels. Since I had just lost my mother , I found Andy's gentle way at looking at life and its losses very helpful - my soul coach ! We both loved Kathleen's art work. Her joy of life seems to reflect in her work. We had to buy one of her paintings, and every time we look at it , we are reminded of a wonderful time together. Her eye for beauty shows in the way she decorated the guestrooms. Her attention to detail, from furniture to those gorgeous silk pillows - every room different - the bathroom and its colorful tiles, the mexican dishes...We hiked in the jungle, swam in the river , and had the best shrimps and margaritas down the road beside the river in a little mexican restaurant. When we wanted to go to PV, it was just a short busride to town. It could not have been better, the fun and bustle of PV, and the quiet and tranquillity of our B&B.
We will be back again next year, Kathleen and Andy have become special friends - we hope for a long, long time.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2010

The House of Wind and Water is a respit in the mountains of Puerto Vallarta and yet minutes to the wonderful beachfront hotels restaurants, boutiques, galleries and night life.

In the mornings you are minutes away from the Rio Cuale where you can do your walks and jogs for miles.

The Innkeepers Kathleen and Andy are hospitable and creative agents of their beautiful bed and breakfast art retreat. the food is fresh and its fun to sit around and have a cocktail on the veranda or sit in the dipping pool to cool off.

You must go!!!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2010

My wife and I are not fond of big glitzy hotels and we seek out accommodations that are off the beaten path. We discovered House of Wind and Water while staying in Puerto Vallarta. We drove the 5 kilometers from PV Centro through small pueblas along cobblestone and dirt roads to find this unbelievable B&B hidden in the mountains of the Southern Sierra Madres alongside the Cuale River. Run by Andy and Kathleen, the B&B clearly demonstrates their proclivity as artists (Kathleen is a world class painter and Andy is a sculptor and writer as well as excellent raconteur). There are 4 lovely rooms and my wife and I stayed in one which has a view of the river. Very private and very quiet. There is even a small pool for relaxing in the late afternoon. Andy does the cooking and his meals are to die for. Although intended as a place for artisit's retreats (Kathleen conducts art classes as well), just going there to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life was our goal in booking two nights there. Every room has a private bath. Can't beat that. We never saw so many stars in the dark sky before.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2010

This is a totally different Puerto Vallarta experience! After you've done the beach, the Malacon, the tourist shops... find Kathleen and Andy and let yourself rest, listening to the river tumble over the rocks; watching the light change on the hillside jungle across the canyon; enjoy the food that Andy prepares with joy and health; stretched out and enveloped in the restful colors she has decorated with, as well as enjoying her marvelous paintings. If you are an artist, by all means, sign up for one of her retreats! Even a budding artist will learn from her in the outdoor studio... and go home with something to be proud of. This truly is a bed and breakfast that makes you feel relaxed, a part of their family, yet gives you all the space and privacy you would like. It is well worth finding, but do most of your town things first, you won't want to leave and make the trek into town very often.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: House of Wind and Water
Address: Violeta 1109 | Paso Ancho, Puerto Vallarta 48373, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Nature Lovers Paradise, in a tropical Jungle paradise. We are at the base of the Sierra Madres along the Magical Rio Cuale in a traditional country Mexican Colonia. Our location is only minutes to Old Town, all of the wonderful restaurants, night life and the famous beaches of Puerto Vallarta as well as zip lines and horse back riding. We offer Art and Yoga Retreats, artistically decorated rooms, full breakfast with your stay and dinner options with the owners. We also offer long term vacation rentals in our efficiency apartments. ... more   less 

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