Catherin T. - Toronto, Ontario
When your vacation home is close to town, yet utterly private, when the treetops and seaside fill your view, you can stretch time and make each day seem like two. All the things I love about a holiday I have found in Casa de los Arcos. A truly beautiful setting, genuinely comfortable surroundings and all the delights of old Puerto Vallarta at just the right distance away.
I loved how morning came gently with the song of the birds in the trees, how delightful it was to pour myself a fresh cup of coffee and putter out to the terrace, still in my PJ's, to gaze at the morning light on the ocean water. We loved that the town was close enough to walk to, that fresh fruit and vegetable markets were just down the hill, that a choice of beaches stretched out both to the north and the south, and then there was that stack of 'holiday reads' in the armoire bookshelf just inside. With the whole day ahead, and the only schedule to be followed was our own, the feeling of total relaxation was complete. And the thought of a whole week of this was pure bliss.
The staff are as sweet as they are discreet. Housekeeping details are taken care of completely, yet they are never intrusive. They have perfected the art of always caring for your needs - and being almost invisible at the same time!
We've been back many times and stayed in each of the three villas – each one a favourite for different reasons; the Casita for its 'rooftop of the world' seclusion, the Palapa for its classic 'indoor/outdoor living', and the Main Casa for its gracious splendour – we've even hosted private chef dinner parties on its endless terrace. All are different yet they all share the magnetic views of the sunset, the flying carpet of starry skies and the nightly performance of fireworks in the mid distance over the town’s beach front.
Casa de los Arcos has become a part of our lives, and each year we can't wait for our escape to this very personal and private paradise.
Larry, Ken, Renee, Kelly-Jo, Donna, Virginia, Charlie
My family and friends had such a great time on our vacation, and a great part of it was your willingness, as a host, to help with all the little details in our multitude of activities. I don't know if we will get back next year but I am going to try for a repeat visit in 2009.Thank you again for all your help!!!
E & S
I write to thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality you extended to Sid and me during our stay in Puerto Vallarta last week. We really appreciated the time you spent telling us about Puerto Vallarta so we could experience the city and its environs with some prior knowledge. As a result, we had a really terrific vacation. And La Casita could not have been more comfortable and relaxing. Just the sweeping view alone made the entire vacation memorable.
A & D - Chicago, IL
We loved every moment of our vacation -- thanks so much for helping make it absolutely wonderful. It was a joy to meet you. We'll be in touch and will for sure send friends to stay with you.
Susan, Guess we all had airport duty on the day I left, so didn't get to thank you both for your hospitality, the accommodations, and for the medical referral.
La Palapa was everything I had hoped: great views, great sunsets, a most comfortable bed, privacy, cable TV &, a stereo (with CD & tape players), and a kitchen with all the necessities.
Plan to return to PV, not sure just when, but hope to stay longer, like a couple of months. Thanks again.
RJ - Orlando, FL
"Thanks for being such a fabulous hostess. We had a great time. The accommodations were unforgettable. Hope to see you again."
SJ - Sacramento, CA
"Dave and I did have an absolutely fabulous time. It was a perfect birthday vacation for me. Your suggestions were so helpful and suited us exactly right. We appreciated your hospitality and getting us set up that first night with food and the do's and don'ts in PV. Of course the margaritas were excellent. What a welcoming way to start our stay in PV.
We were constantly amazed at the beautiful suite we had at your villa with a view that one only sees in vacation magazines and can only dream about. We will definitely be back.
Oh, the massage was out of this world. I have never experienced anything like it.
Thank you for everything. You are right about the memories. I will have very fond memories of my 50th and look forward to coming back soon, very soon, I hope."
Rachel & Jennifer - Houston, TX
"We had a FABULOUS vacation in Puerto Vallarta! Staying at your place was definitely the way to go and we will recommend Casa de los Arcos to all who desire to venture to the fine town.
Your place allowed us to feel one very much a part of the local community and it was within walking distance to absolutely everything we needed! Thanks also for the recommendations on the food--besides afternoon siestas, it was our favorite part of the trip!"
Hello from Houston, Tx. Just wanted to thank you again for you warm hospitality and the amazing accommodations. We truly enjoyed our trip to Vallarta. Your staff, Nacho and Isabel, were also incredibly helpful. Please thank them again for us.