Perched on a bluff and completely hidden from the street below, lies this luxurious and one-of-a-kind, tropical oasis. One of the only compounds in downtown Puerto Vallarta, Villa Ladera and Casitas is perfectly located in Amapas between the Romantic Zone and Conchas Chinas. The property boasts an impressive 11,000ft² of indoor/outdoor living spaces and cascades over four levels.
To this day, it remains true to its authentic Mexican heritage through its design and decor. A massive 18-month renovation brought the property back in time to honour its original charm and essence while adding in all the necessities of a modern luxury rental. Extensive custom work throughout builds upon the rich detail and welcoming spirit of this incredible estate. Villa Ladera and Casitas beautifully embodies the open air, laid-back style of living that this world famous city has become known for.
Three completely private and fully self-contained properties are woven amongst meandering pathways and lush tropical gardens. THESE PROPERTIES CAN BE RENTED INDIVIDUALLY, AS A DUO, OR A COMBINED TRIO FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE COMPOUND. Villa Ladera and Casitas can accommodate any size rental, large or small, for short getaways or long term rentals.
The top two floors of the compound belong exclusively to Villa Ladera. Five large bedrooms (each with their own ensuite), outdoor powder room, large heated pool, great-room that opens on all sides with double height ceilings as well as an outdoor covered dining room ensures there is no shortage of space to spread out and relax. A continuous wrap-around patio flows seamlessly around the villa and connects the living areas, lush and mature gardens and stunning outdoor spaces. Villa Ladera is fully staffed and affords its guests the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living.
This delightful casita is located within the larger gated walls of Villa Ladera. Its enchanting curved wall entrance features the original wooden front door (refurbished from the late 1950's) that welcomes guests into the first of two private patios. The larger patio features a lovely pool and outdoor shower and is surrounded by a wall of bamboo. The second patio is walled in by tropical plants and flowers and has a hammock. Casita Lozano truly offers the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living. Hidden from the road and the neighbours, this perfectly appointed apartment offers everything you could need for stays, both long and short.
This cozy casita is tucked away in a quiet corner of the compound. It features a lush pathway that leads to two separate patio spaces. The first with its own private plunge pool and bbq area. The second patio has an outdoor dining table for four and a romantic chandelier. Large iron and beveled glass accordion doors off this patio welcomes you into your apartment. A fully equipped kitchen, complete with island and bar stools, ensures no shortage of space for peaceful morning coffees, evening dinners or simply relaxing in the tropical air. Casita Escondida is perfect for a single person or a couple looking for short or long term accommodations.
The property is located in the Amapas region, perfectly situated between the Romantic Zone and Conchas Chinas. Exit Ladera's semi-circular driveway and turn left to wander up Santa Barbara Street and take in the ocean views, beautiful villas and historical estates. Turn right and meander down the cobblestone lane into old town. Or, simply cross the street and enjoy the bars and beach clubs of Almar Resort. A public staircase next to the resort guides you down to the gorgeous sands of Puerto Vallarta's world famous beach, Los Muertos.
Little information as to the birth of "Casa Ladera" can be found only adding to its allure. Construction began in the late 1950's and the estate was completed in 1961. Villa Ladera was the 99th home to receive electricity in Puerto Vallarta. The neighbour behind, actress Connie Stevens, has overlooked Villa Ladera since the 1980s. Billionaire recluse Howard Hughes was known to sequester himself in Villa Ladera and it has been said that in the early 1960s, actor Rock Hudson himself fell in love with the home.
The gardens of Villa Ladera have been maturing for over 60 years. Large palm trees, creeping vines, potted plants, flowers, ferns, bougainvillea, ginger plants, orchids, and many other exotic flowers and greenery intertwine over multiple terraces and walkways. Brick, stone, cement, terra cotta, iron, glass, and custom tiles as well as mesquite and parota woods all add to the charming textures and warm materials used throughout the property. Butterflies, green parakeets, iguanas, dragonflies, hummingbirds and geckos call the gardens of this estate home.
Villa Ladera Dec 4-17, 2022
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