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Escape to a Private Villa


Luxury vacation villas offer families and small groups of friends the perfect, private getaway. As you seek a refuge from the day to day drudgery of our current situation consider Mexico, where our partner on the ground has inspected and chosen over 300 private villas which offer daily housekeeping, can be fully pre-stocked and re stocked, can be partially or fully staffed with chefs, chauffeurs, butlers, may include water toys, massage and spa services and often private beaches. Mexico is currently open to US citizens via air transport. We have chosen 5 locations within Mexico and an example private residence in each to showcase the types of properties that are amazing in luxury, comfort and value.


5 Bedroom 5.5 Bath Casa Paraiso located in San Jose del Cabo

$2,500 -$5,500 /night

Located in the gated community of Punta Bella, beachfront Casa Paraiso adds Mediterranean flavor to the Mexican architecture in 8000 sq ft of living. Set atop a rocky bluff, the casa is just steps from a pristine sandy beach outside San Jose del Cabo.

Textiles, rich in color and texture, and hanging tapestries suggest a European influence. Dark wood French doors contrast with white walls, and soft, comfortable seating invites you to put your feet up and relax. The fully stocked kitchen houses only top-of-the-line appliances, like Wolf and Sub-Zero, and the large granite island with cook top and second sink make meal preparation a joy. When cooking is the last thing on your mind, a talented chef is available to whip up a delectable dinner for you. If you are a wine enthusiast, you’ll appreciate the added bonus of a wine cellar on property. All bedrooms are traditionally furnished with carved wood furniture, luxury linens, air conditioning and private travertine-tiled bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms boast balconies that afford breathtaking vistas of the Sea of Cortez.

An airy entertainment room makes you feel like you are outside thanks to two walls of French doors. Pick up a pool cue, try your hand at the poker table or pull up a barstool to the wet bar, styled with vibrant Mexican tiles. Multi-level terraces invite you to relax and take in views of the blue ocean, white sand and rocky tide pools. A majestic twin-dolphin fountain spills into a heated infinity pool with swim-up seats. Ten lounge chairs provide the perfect spot to read a book or just close your eyes and listen to music from the outdoor sound system.

When a dip in the refreshing ocean is in order, just walk down a few steps to the beach, which is shared with the luxurious Palmilla One&Only Resort.


5 Bedroom 6.5 Bath Casa Damae located in Puerto Vallarta

$1,750 - $2,600 /night

The newly built Casa Demae II is an oceanfront luxury villa on the Mexican Riviera. This fully staffed residence sits among jungle-clad mountains above Banderas Bay within the 24-hour security of the gated community of Sierra del Mar at Los Arcos. Just 15 minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta, the vacation village offers a private location with picturesque views of Los Arcos Islands and the twinkling lights of town. Only steps from the villa, you can kayak, paddleboard, and snorkel right from the beach. An expansive 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space includes five ocean view bedrooms with balconies.

The interior of this luxury property are light and airy with an open living and dining area with soaring ceilings. Donned with colorful textiles, comfy sofas, and chairs surround glass coffee tables, making the perfect spot for your group to gather for cocktails in the evenings. Glass runs from the floor to the top of the high ceilings, and sliding glass doors open to the terrace and the endless blue of the Pacific Ocean. A bonus is the fully equipped workout room. Oversized windows throughout this Puerto Vallarta rental blur the boundary between the indoors and outdoors. You can even take a soak in the Jacuzzi as you gaze at the breathtaking views of the cerulean sea.

The villa opens to an expansive stone terrace, providing even more room for relaxation and fun. White domes cover the dining area and a two-sided bar, which has stools on the terrace side and a swim-up pool bar on the heated infinity-edge pool side. In the evenings, sneak up to the rooftop sundeck for an unforgettable sunset. A short walk takes you to the Beach Club, where you have access to a beautiful beach, infinity pool, restaurant, and fitness center. The excellent staff at Casa Demae II are attentive but never intrusive as they prepare gourmet meals, offer personal laundry service, and keep the villa in order.



5 Bedroom 6 Bath Villa Cascadas located in Pontoquito, Punta Mita

$2,000 - $4,000 /night

Sitting on a secluded cove on the Bay of Banderas in Punta de Mita, this luxurious beachfront villa offers 10,000 square feet of tropical elegance, located in a gated enclave of just 12 estates. A professional staff, trained at the Four Seasons Resort include a maid, house manager/driver and cook.

With an open floor plan and walls that open to expansive patios, you’ll love the seamless transition between outdoor and indoor spaces in this thoughtfully appointed home where the furnishings and art reflect coastal Mexico. A formal dining space with a table that seats 12 makes the ideal spot to enjoy a chef-prepared dinner and mesmerizing views of the ocean. After dinner, retire to the rooftop terrace to watch the sun as it slowly dips into the ocean.

Spanning various levels of Villa Cascadas, the five bedrooms evoke a traditional hacienda vibe with woven rugs, colorful pillows, high ceilings and exposed wood beams. There are two spacious master suites on the main level, both with king beds, private terraces and ensuite bathrooms. One of these bedrooms has a Jacuzzi and indoor/outdoor shower, and the other has an office area. Two more guest bedrooms are located on the upper floors, each with private terrace and ensuite bathroom. A separate apartment with kitchen, living room and bathroom can be used for additional guests or staff.

The outdoor spaces at Villa Cascadas are magical with a bright-blue infinity pool, shady umbrellas and comfortable sun loungers. If you tire of lounging poolside with a good book, venture a few steps to the sandy beach with a kayak, SUP, surf board or snorkel.


4 Bedroom 4 Bath Beach House located in Playa del Carmen, Riveria Maya

$915 - $2,500 /night

An oceanfront sanctuary, the Beach House is a four-bedroom villa located in the community of Playacar near Playa del Carmen.Sitting on a powdery white beach of the Riviera Maya with stunning views of the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Beach House features stylish decor with pops of color and an abundance of natural light.

The gourmet kitchen of this luxury accommodation includes a stainless-steel island, granite countertops, mosaic tile and travertine flooring. Fully equipped, the kitchen has an open layout extending to a breezy dining area with an eight-person glass table and gorgeous wood floors. The raised ceiling and numerous glass windows and doors lend a bright and airy feeling to the space. The living room, decorated with wicker sofas and fresh white cushions, boasts floor-to-ceiling glass doors that invite you to relax and take in the views of the ocean.

The spacious villa sleeps up to eight people in four ensuite bedrooms with king-sized beds. With streamlined style, the uncluttered bedrooms are designed to take advantage of the gorgeous views of the sea: three bedrooms showcase a wall of windows that reveal breathtaking vistas of the seascape.

The outdoor living spaces of the Beach House offer much to enjoy, including a large travertine deck with a comfortable seating area with sofas, chairs and a table–the perfect spot to enjoy a margarita in the evening. Overlooking the beach, the freshwater swimming pool runs the length of the villa. The area surrounding the pool is dotted with bright blue lounge chairs and umbrellas and includes a Jacuzzi tub. Your own private stretch of sand invites you to relax with a book or luxuriate with a seaside massage.

If you decide to do some sightseeing, the Mayan Archaeological Sites of Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza are easily accessible. If you are in search of a good meal, the trendy resort town of Playa del Carmen offers the perfect restaurant for any food craving.



5 Bedrooms 6 baths Casa San Miguel located in San Miguel de Allende

$950 /night

In the heart of the charming town of San Miguel Allende, Casa San Miguel oozes old-world elegance and reflects the town’s colonial roots, while at the same time including modern comfort luxuries including wifi throughout the property. The idyllic five-bedroom property is just a few blocks from the historic town square, filled with well-preserved 17th- and 18th-century buildings. This grand villa is accented with beautifully lit courtyards replete with ferns, citrus trees and palms. Casa San Miguel is staffed by a warm and accommodating team including a haouse manager/driver, chef, housekeeper and watchman whose sole goal is to make your vacation seamless.

Saltillo-tiled floors, exposed wood beams and authentic folk art grace the rooms of this traditional, hacienda-style villa. Whether you want to curl up with a good book or gather for cocktails, the luxury accommodation offers many cozy nooks and spacious communal rooms. The dramatic dining room is a standout with its arched brick ceiling, round antique dining table, sparkling crystal chandelier and intricately carved fireplace mantle. The talented cook puts her heart and soul into every meal, using fresh local ingredients.

Each of the five ensuite guest rooms is a unique private oasis. The sizable suites boast a private and spacious sitting area next to a fireplace. After a day of exploring the town, you’ll look forward to returning to your suite where every detail has been addressed, including sumptuous linens and bath products created from locally grown lavender.

Casa San Miguel’s include a stone terrace with twinkling lights strung along the rooftop and a cozy seating area where you can enjoy a cocktail while taking in the gorgeous views of the colonial town. When you feel like venturing out to restaurants, galleries and shops, everything is at your fingertips. Casa San Miguel has a way of beckoning you back “home” to the lovely oasis where you’ll feel like historic San Miguel Allende comes back to life.


Picture a perfect Get Away in Mexico this fall or winter.

Let us match you with the perfect residence to meet your budget, lifestyle, interests and group dynamics and size.



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