Testimonials

What people have to say about Villa Estrella Mar

At Villa Estrella Mar we like to let our guests experiences speak for themselves. If you have recently stayed at Villa Estrella Mar we like to know what guests thought of their experience. If you have a chance, please let everyone know about your experience on our Facebook page, VRBO page or Yelp.

Jessica M, Pensacola FL, 2016

Booking a villa was a big decision for us and we did our research and landed on this property. It is a top notch home with top notch staff. This is really the way to experience Puerto Vallarta. Being in Old Town is fun, we had stayed there before, but it is like being in a city and there is always a lot of hustle and bustle. This property is a short drive (or even walkable if you are up for it) into town so you are a good balance between being near the places you want to visit and the beach, but up in the hills where you can enjoy the views in peace and quiet. We loved all the great art and all the flower arrangements (wait till you see the orchids!), and really enjoyed the lush garden Lounge area. We stayed in the master suite, but all the suites are amazing in their own way and we would have been happy anywhere. I think I spent most of the time in the pool which is heated and quite large, there was even a jacuzzi. The architects of the project really knew what they were doing and paid attention to the smallest of details. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the booking process, our experience there with the staff, the home itself, it is heaven on earth. We hope to be able to return soon!

Art C, El Sobrante CA, 2015

You know you’re in for a treat when after telling your taxi cab driver where you’re going all you hear are “ooohs” and “ahhhs” from the front seat… I went here with 15 of my closest friends to celebrate several of us turning 40 this year, but really just to party it up in PV. From the moment we stepped into the elevator (one of two on the property) the whole experience became surreal. The various pictures that you see online don’t do it justice… forget them. We tried, but like those before us it was impossible to capture in mere pictures the grandeur and magnificence of this 20,000+ sqft palace by the ocean (we gave up after the first day). There literally isn’t a bad room in this entire estate- even the “twin room” is ocean front with a balcony and view. Each room is distinctive in its own right and I can honestly say, though we stayed in the 3,000+ sqft master, we would have been ecstatic to stay in any of the suites. The bathrooms by themselves deserve their own features in “Architectural Digest”. Paco, Jovani, Lola, Lupe, and the rest of the staff were simply excellent, not just because they attended to our every whim, but also because they accomplished this while making it seem like we were old friends. The plane ride home was actually a bit sad. We’re going to intensely miss the endless margaritas that just seemed to appear any time a glass became less than full. The feeling of waking up to probably the best view in all of Puerto Vallarta. Sitting at the huge table at breakfast with all of our friends. Being served delectable treats as the sun set over the ocean. Sleeping to the sounds of the waves breaking on the beach beneath our suites… But I know it will be okay because we’re already planning to do the whole trip again next year- this time just to celebrate being in Puerto Vallarta at quite possibly one of the finest estates in all of Mexico.

Dave O, San Francisco CA, 2015

WOW! What a weekend. Villa Estrella Mar offers the complete experience of Puerta Varllata: luxurious accommodations, superb location – you can walk to Old Town along the beach, excellent dining served by the house staff, and a fine house team to serve your every desire. On our first visit it was enough just to stay in the villa and enjoy the restfulness and peace, lounge around the pool, and bask in the views of sea and sky. On our next visit we might be motivated to venture out more than the one walk we took along the lovely Old Town promenade as the region has much to offer. We cannot recommend Villa Estrella Mar highly enough! Betsy and Dave. San Francisco!

Lori A, Monroe WA, 2015

We had an amazing experience at the Villa Estrella Mar. The Villa itself is a work of art and the furnishings were lovely. A great blend of Mexican and world travels. The location of the Villa is perfect; a quick walk into town, or just steps out the gate to the swimmable beach. We enjoyed the sun and surf and lounging by the private pool. Paco and his great staff saw to all of our needs and were attentive but not intrusive. The pampering starts as you are met at the door with cool towels and margaritas. The meals were fabulous. Breakfast was our favorite with the cinnamon and sugar encrusted French toast. We can’t wait to visit again and would highly recommend this special spot to all.

Sue S, San Diego CA, 2015

Villa Estrella Mar is by far the most beautiful, luxurious, well appointed vacation spot I have ever experienced. The attention to detail, the artwork throughout, the incredible staff, the beautiful location, the fabulous spaces and privacy…it is all just breathtaking. We spent the entire week being in awe of it’s beauty as you can’t possible take it all in in just the first few days. Truly must be experienced to understand. No risk to your loving this vacation spot. It’s hands down awesome!!!

Sarah C, Mercer Island WA, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Estrella Mar and didn’t want to leave. The property is truly breathtaking – exquisitely decorated, amazing views, ideal location, attentive and super-friendly staff, delicious food and lush gardens! Each day was perfect – did we want to lay by the pool? Play on the beach? Explore Old Town Puerto Vallarta? Go on an ocean adventure? The options are truly limitless. We will definitely return to this wonderful property and cannot wait to bring family and friends back to share the experience with us!

Lisa B, San Jose CA, 2014

My partner and I stayed at Villa Estrella Mar with a group of colleagues/friends over the Easter holiday. It was a magical experience. The location of the villa is second to none, including panoramic views of ocean and town from multiple rooms and levels with a gorgeous secluded beach below, within steps of the villa entrance. Villa Estella Mar is unique in its rich display of Mexican art and artifacts and its long-term staff who took excellent care of us from the minute we arrived at the airport (read: cooler full of ice-cold beers – legal in Mexico) to cold towels and frozen margaritas upon our arrival. Paco, the head of staff, provides incredible service and he and his team are delightful. We chose to eat all of our meals at the house, but many restaurants are within a 15-minute walk to town. Villa Estrella Mar is a perfect place for group events (weddings, anniversaries) and a long weekend getaways with good friends. Enjoy!

Debra M, Bellevue WA, 2014

The villa is a fantastic place to visit with family or a group of friends. It has lovely private and common areas making it easy to both enjoy your group and still have a romantic getaway. A friendly, very competent staff makes your stay even more pleasurable. The location is perfect, very private, yet an easy walk into town. It is a truly unique vacation, one you will long remember.

Sarah C, Dallas TX, 2012

After having many wonderful stays at Estrella Mar over the years, I knew it would be the perfect location for our wedding. As always, the villa and staff exceeded our expectations. Our family of 14 stayed at the villa for 5 days, including using the guest house. Everyone had the benefit of dining together while also having their own private balcony and oasis in their rooms. The food was delicious and service was outstanding. Paco (the houseman) always makes our stay carefree and goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everything is perfect.
We also held our wedding reception (for 70 guests) at the villa. All of our guests commented about how amazing the property was and said they could understand why we had wanted to get married there. I wouldn’t change a thing!!

Rachelle B, Seattle WA, 2013

Breathtaking!!!! Truly words and pictures cannot describe heaven on earth. I have traveled the world and stayed at the most amazing places but nothing compares to this property.I read the other reviews and they are so on point. This property is one of a kind and the atmosphere is like nothing I have experienced.The perfect melting pot…. pampering by the staff, the privacy, delicious food prepared by Lupe and staff, gorgeous grounds, breathtaking views, beautiful architecture, authentic Mexican and South American art all creates this wonderful atmosphere that you truly do not want to leave. To top it off the property is so convenient you can walk into town and enjoy all that PV has to offer also. Our group was 13 adults, we all loved the staff Paco truly has a great team. Paco made sure we had everything we wanted and things/services we didn’t even know we wanted. I am telling everyone I know about this gem and highly recommend it!

Robbie, 2012

Pictures can’t do this Villa justice. When you walk through the front entrance, it will take your breath away. Attention to detail is over the top, also with a private beach and pool. The space, art work and views are jus incredible. The staff is so talented and kind that this would complete anyone’s stay. I would highly recommend this Villa for anyone that wants to feel pampered, relaxed and have a great adventure. Close enough to town but very Private. The worst part? Having to Leave~

Tip B, Bothell WA, 2013

My wife and I spent a week at Villa Estrella Mar in June. We had seen the pictures before we went, so our expectations where pretty high. However, pictures do not even come close to doing the place justice. It was incredible! Not only is it a wonderful place but the staff was also incredible. We felt like we were staying at our own home. Paco and the rest of the staff made us feel so comfortable and welcome while meeting all our needs. The food was great! Waking up every morning to coffee and a wonderful view, the eating at the table with 12 of our friends with a 180 degree view and eating a multi course breakfast was awesome! We would love to go back and would recommend to everyone to stay there.

Danielle B, 2012

There really is NO other way to do Puerto Vallarta than this! Words cannot explain how incredible this house is with its amazing views and exceptional staff. The meals the staff prepared were delicious and authentic. This place is perfect for anyone; family, friends trip, wedding, etc. I will absolutely be returning to Estrella Mar!

Bruce E, Bellevue WA 2013

This place is spectacular. It is a trip my wife and I will never forget. This spacious property has enough room for 14 people (which is what we had) with enough room to have your own space. The staff will make you forget how many days you have been there. Paco and his crew do a splendid job on each and every meal, while making sure your glass is never empty poolside. It is a short and delightful walk on the beach into town, one we made every morning after what is an amazing breakfast is served. But it is the art and decorations in each room that truly bring together Estella Mar’s center piece of conversation and relaxation. The room sizes are beyond spacious. A big thank you to Paco and the staff for making this a special and relaxing time. If you want a truly memorable vacation, you cannot do wrong by staying here. Our 7 days felt more like a 2 week vacation. If you want it to be special, I highly recommend staying here, for what will be an unforgettable time of pampering and relaxation. ***** 5 star all the way.