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“Fantastic little Casa in the hills”
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Puerto Vallarta

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winefemme...
Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic little Casa in the hills”
Reviewed 30 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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What a find!
We were very happy with this lovely casa for two weeks in October 2015.
My parents stayed with us for the first week and although they are elderly, they are pretty mobile so, they had no issues with all the stairs to get into the place. However they did opt for the funicular to get to the main road and a cheap cab fare (about $3)to get into town. My husband and I liked to make the short trip to the beach or town on foot. About a 10 to 15 min downhill walk. The casa is well equipped with a full kitchen and grill on the deck that we used often. The pool is beautiful and just the right size to chill out in. We slept well in the comfy beds and even though their is no AC it cooled off enough at night to make it comfortable. Yes you can hear the traffic below on the road but honestly it didn't bother us. All in all a great place to stay. We will be back.

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Management Response
31 Oct 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Casa de la Rosa II. We are pleased to hear you had a good time and that the condo met your needs and expectations. And a great big Thank You for preparing the unit for Hurricane Patricia and keeping us informed throughout. We are so grateful it turned out to be a non-event and that you were safe. We look forward to your next visit.
Gary & Karen
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kiwibern
Torrance, CA
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful villa with fabulous views”
Reviewed 5 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Just loved this villa. Had a wonderful 4 night stay with family visiting from Australia who were just in awe of the panoramic views, beautiful gardens, patio (with a bar!) pool ( what a blessing on a hot day) and the tastefully decorated villa ( Mexican decor).
Watching an incredible lightening storm from the patio was an amazing sight.
Comfortable beds, lovely bathrooms, spacious seating areas, pool and patio made this a fabulous place for a relaxing place for a vacation.
Special thanks to Nester who was amazing!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Road access to villa very steep but there is a finuncular (cable car) to street from parking lot
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Oct 2015
We're so pleased your vacation was a success and your family was able to join you. We're also happy the condo and services met your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to write us and for letting us know that all went well for you.
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William T
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful view nice location yummy”
Reviewed 6 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A very beautiful place with a great view. Pool at unit is very clean an deep. Has great natural flow through ventilation and the management is top notch. The location is close enough to town to walk, there are stairs (a lot of them) to take you down to the south end of Playa de los Meurtos. The funicular is there if you don't like stairs. The big shared pool at the complex is very warm and also deep. It is a little noisy as the unit is about 80 feet above the main road and the trucks on it are gearing down for the hill, me and my wife are pretty much immune to that as we travel a lot in Asia. Very pretty place in good condition

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Liked best: View and Pool
Liked least: Truck Noise
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We're glad to know our property manager is taking good care of our guests and the unit. We're sorry to hear the trucks were disruptive. PV has a law forbidding the use of jake-brakes in the city, but it appears the authorities are being a bit lax in their enforcement of that law during the summer months. Aside from that issue, we're glad you had a good experience and appreciate you sharing your observations.
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Hatmad
Dallas, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous place with breathtaking views”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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My husband and I spent a couple of days at Casa Rosa.. The view is amazing and the private pool a luxury! We recommend this rental. The bed was comfortable and the master bath is extravagant. Nestor, the property manager is one of the nicest people I've ever met. The owners, Gary and Karen are helpful and answer all questions promptly. We will definitely rent this villa again if it's available. Next time we travel to Puerto Vallarta we wI'll visit in spring or fall, summer is too hot.

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Liked best: The pool
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
20 Aug 2015
We appreciate your taking the time to write a review of Casa de la Rosa II and your experiences with both our property manager and us. We want all of our guests to have positive experiences. We'd love to have you return for your next get-away.
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wberg2
Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Peaceful getaway in your private Mexican casa”
Reviewed 3 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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We debated whether to vacation at Casa del Sol as there were very few reviews available. Now hesitate to give a glowing review in case it becomes too booked to return.

First, who shouldn’t stay here:
If you have physical liabilities. The villa is built into the side of a hill and there are about 50 stairs to get to and from the unit. Also while only about a 15 minute walk from the beach and Zona Romantica this is also a steep hike (or a short ride in numerous taxis).
If you’re a security freak. The front shutter doors are not lockable. However the villa is completely gated and really no access from outside. We felt completely safe & secure and only mention it as it could bother some people.
If you’re here for the party scene. This is a private & peaceful getaway.
You are located well above a fairly busy road. There is some traffic noise but generally not aware of it.

Why we loved it and plan to return:
As you enter it is immediately apparent you are walking into a Spanish casa and not a standard condo or hotel. Tile & stone floors, terra cotta walls, architecture etc. Open louvered doors in large living room and bedroom bring the outdoors into your living area. Just a few steps outside your living room is your private tile pool with bubbling fountain. Adjacent to this, outside bedroom doors, is a covered patio & bar area. Beyond this is a large partially covered terrace and garden area perfect for peaceful lounging. Spent a lot of time here and never closed the doors except at night.
Oh, and that steep hill up from the beach & town? Well as you kick back on your terrace with a tall cool one you have a beautiful panoramic view of the red tile roofs below you then opening to a 180* vista of Banderas Bay and the Pacific beyond.

A few tips if you stay here:
Nestor and his staff are great and can be very helpful. Suggest you arrange transportation with them from airport. In e-mail arrangements also suggest you indicate you would like to stop by the Mega store for groceries on the way from the airport. We didn’t realize there is only one supermarket in PV and it’s much nearer the airport than the condo. Have a shopping list for your stay made up. There are local mini markets for emergency supplies of beer, wine & chips but not a whole lot else. Bottled water available at condo.
We obtained a much more favorable exchange rate purchasing pesos at our local bank before the trip.
Really ideal for romantic couple getaway. Second bedroom is quite small, best for younger kids or very small adults.
Unit is well maintained & clean.

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Liked best: Peaceful private pool & terrace
Liked least: leaving to return home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
4 Apr 2015
We greatly appreciate your taking the time to write a review of your experiences and observations regarding Casa de la Rosa II. Thanks for providing some tips that will be useful to future renters. I think I'll revise some of the information I send to our guests so it includes those tips. One correction to the review: The condo is named Casa de la Rosa II, not Casa del Sol.
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