Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Villa Marbella is a Mexican style villa located in the exclusive Conchas Chinas district of Puerto Vallarta. Enter the antique wooden doors and be transported into a magical setting. The magnificent view of the Bay of Banderas catches your attention immediately. The open architecture of the living room brings the wonderful view right into the house. You notice the tasteful furniture and beautiful handicrafts, imported from throughout Mexico. Fresh ocean breezes invigorate and cool you. High ceilings impart a feeling of freedom and comfort.

Villa Marbella offers 10,000 square feet of living area, and is one of the largest houses in Puerto Vallarta. It was designed and constructed in 1997, and features wrought ironworks, stained glass windows, and hand-painted tiles. The game room has a pool table, wet bar, Sky TV, computer, fax, VCR and CD.

Villa Marbella offers eight spacious bedrooms and can accomodate 16 adults. All bedrooms have fantastic ocean views and balconies. Seven of the bedrooms have private attached bathrooms. There are seven king sized beds and one queen sized bed. Each room also has an individual air conditioner, ample closet space, a ceiling fan, and a lockable safe.

This property features a stunning view of the Bay of Banderas. The house is perched on a hillside several hundred feet above the ocean, and offers a 180 degree view up and down the coastline. Los Arcos can be seen on the left horizon, and Punta de Mita can be seen on the right. Watch the fishing boats go out at the break of dawn as you breakfast from the patio. Enjoy the glittering sunset as you supper. The view will take your breath away.

The deck has ample space for sunbathing or relaxing. If you are observant, you may catch sight of a pod of dolphins or whales making their way down the coast

Contemporary multilevel villa designed to provide the maximum in indoor and outdoor living. Excellent for entertaining with breathtaking ocean views from every room. Dramatic hillside setting in the prestigious upper Conchas Chinas residential area, located on the edge of town headed south to Mismaloya, just a short walk to the beach and easily accessible to local sites.

What others have to say about Villa Marbella:


Georgetown Seniors

Family members from England, New York, Canada & Arizona enjoyed a wonderful week at Villa Marbella.  It was over 50th Wedding Anniversary and Lio, Luputa and Adam catered to our every need including organizing our amazing party.  We have loved every minute of every day!  Thank you for making my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary so memorable.


Amazing Vacation

What an amazing vacation we had with in Puerto Vallarta.  Thank you for the delicious meals, Lupita you are an outstanding cook.  Thank you for the speical attention and the wonderful kindness that was given.  Everyone was so gracious, looking forward to spending another week with you next year.


Mucho Gracias

Thank you so much!  We had an amazing vacation and the food was absolutely delicious.  We are groing to find these pancakes in America.  Please continue being amazing hosts, but don't forget to take a break too.  Lio take a sot of tequilia for us!


Great Staff

The house is really much nicer than the pictures for the most part.  However, the best reason to stay here is the staff.  Misael made amazing drinks.  Lupita is a fantastic chef and Maria kept everything clean.  I can't say enough about how wonderful these three are.  Also, I didn't realize that chef services were included - you only pay for the price of the food.  I highly recommen cacelling any dinner reservations you have and just asking Lupita to pamper you.  The grilled fish in particular was better prepared (and fresher) than most fancy restaurants.

The house has a great layout for an extended family - my sister and her kids had the lowest terrace with the pool, so the boys could go swimming at any hour without disturbing the rest of the family.  The two rooms on the next level up are large and have a nice private balcony.  The main living area is above that and is lovely.  The top floor is a smaller bedroom with a large and wonderful bathroom and a lovely rooftop terrace.

We were visited by huge manta rays, so keep your eyes open when the water is calm/clear.

A few things to consider: 1. The house faces north, so if you want to be in the sun, you will need to be on the roofttop terrace, not the pool deck.  The pool is heated though, so some family members considered the shady pool area a bonus because they could swim and hang out without slathering on sunscreen (the temps were in the mid-70s to lower 80s while we were there in early February.)  This was also handy for the kids who wanted to be in and out of the pool all day long.  2.  The staff makes a large part of their money from tips and shortly before we arrived we were told that the expected rate is $14 per day, per guest - so make sure you factor this into the cost when making your plans becuase it adds up.  3.  You can walk into Mismaloya, but there is no shoulder for much of the way and the road has heavy traffic.  The bus is only 8 pesos and will drop you off right in front of the Barcelo.  

All in all, I would consider this house again if coming to PV with a large group.  I would definitely try to hire Lupita to cater anyplace I stayed!


Memorable Celebration

A memorable celebration with friends, perfect service.  Our group felt very well taken care of by the wonderful staff.  We wanted to take all of them home.

Just wanted to drop a line, and say we enjoyed Villa Marbella more than any place we have stayed in our well-traveled young lives. We visited with 3 other couples over Thanksgiving 2002. Carlos and Mari made the stay effortless, with amazing authentic foods at every meal (!) and margaritas and coladas to die for. The view and house are second to none; we left only to golf, fish and shop. We made our own nightlife, again with Carlos' help, and couldn't have been happier. Here's hoping we can make it back sooner than later.

Kirby W.

I had the fortunate opportunity to experience your wonderful house in Puerto Vallarta from November 3rd through the 11th. I want to say thank you for the experience. I have been to PV several times in the past and stayed at several different hotels, but NOTHING compares to the service of your staff -- Carlos, Filo and Mari all took care of us as though we were in their own house. Truly, the house in one of the most beautiful in PV!

Christine M.

We had an incredible stay at Villa Marbella! Everyone arrived on the 12th and left on the 18th but we all thoroughly appreciated the flexibility to leave on the 19th. Carlos and the staff were very accomodating and easy to work with and the house is beautiful. We took advantage of the 18 holes at Marina Vallarta, Carlos' cousin took us deep sea fishing and we took a dune buggy tour through old PV. I would like to make that trip an annual excursion and I'd like to make plans as far in advance as I have to.

Troy T.

We loved the house and the staff was really friendly. I don't know if you had heard but I had made up a certificate of achievement for the best staff we have had, I hope they liked it.

Doug K.

The staff catered to all our needs, making it truly a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. The view from the house was beautiful. Puerto Vallarta's spectacular colors were seen through the waves in the water, the beach, the lush mountainside and of course the fantastic sunsets.

Vivian H.

I just wanted to tell you that we had an absolutely wonderful time in your house. Everything was perfect and what a beautiful place. The service was outstanding-we were so impressed with everyone. We wanted to bring Carlos back with us! If anyone ever requests a reference, please feel free to give them my name and number or email.

Thank you,

My family recently stayed at your villa on the occasion of my son's wedding. We enjoyed our stay at your beautiful villa and were warmly cared for by Carlos and Rosa. As an interior designer I was honestly afraid of what the furnishings might be but was pleasantly surprised to find the home thoughtfully and tastefully decorated. We did wish it had an elevator, we are an aging bunch. Carlos did a great job of keeping us organized and relaxed. He always had a warm smile and a pleasant attitude. His "connections" proved invaluable to us during our stay. Rosa's cooking was suburb and enjoyed by all. Her guacamole is the best we've had, as were her wonderful flans. The price we ended up for all the food and drink we consumed was very fair and much appreciated. I would recommend the Villa Marabella to any of our friends traveling to Vallarta. It is not inexpensive but it was very fairly priced considering the accommodations and staff. Thanks so much for such an enjoyable stay. Please pass our fondest regards to both Carlos and Rosa with our thanks for thier wonderful care. We hope to be able to visit you in the coming years with our family again.

Warmest personal regards,
James & Patricia K, et al


8 Bedrooms (sleeps 16 adults)
9 Baths
Heated infinity pool
Full staff
Entertainment and media room with pool table
A/C in bedrooms
10000 sq. ft.
Restrictions: High season rate applies Nov 1st Apr 30, maximum of 16 persons

Price high season  Nov.1 - April 30                                  
$ 1,400 USD/night                          

Price low season  
$ 1,200 USD/night

Price holidays

$ 3,000 USD/night

By special request, we also make arrangements for airport transfers, baby sitting, massages, mariachi bands, chauffered cars and flower delivery for that special occasion

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