Private and luxurious villa cascading a jungle cliffside
DEBORAH PERFECT PICK: “This impressive waterfront villa has so many unique and quirky details. Designed and built by a renowned Mexican architect under inspired guidance from the owner, it’s clear a lot of love has gone into its design and construction.”
You really need to see this extraordinary full-service villa with your own eyes to believe it. Originally built as a retreat for the owner to enjoy with his family upon retirement, this 2,000 sqm (22,000 sq ft) home is full of creative details and grand spaces for spending time with loved ones. Upon arrival, you know you have arrived to a very special place as you descend an ornate marble staircase and stand beneath an imposing cupula ceiling to appreciate unique views of a stunning jungle estuary.
It’s as though the 4-story villa lovingly embraces the tropical cliffside with terraces that wrap around the face of the property on all floors like waves. The architect was careful to make use of the cliffside’s impermeable bedrock in the structural design and you will note how large boulders create natural walls and backdrops to the man-made waterfalls that form delightful features here.
From the suites and common areas, you have front row seats looking out to the jungle-covered mountains that fringe the Boca de Tomatlán estuary just 20 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. You can spend your mornings with a cup of freshly-brewed coffee counting the fishing boats and water taxis as they take people to the South Shore beaches.
What makes this home unique is how you can bask in all the luxuries of an exclusive villa built for total privacy, comfort and 5-star service while staying in an authentic Mexican fishing village. Boca de Tomatlán has thus-far retained its “mañana” Mexican charm. For some, this town has got stuck in time, for others, that is precisely its charm. If you want a taste of what Mexico’s fishing towns were like before mass tourism and social media, this is it! And you don’t have to forfeit your creature comforts and privacy to do so.
Villa Harmony is also a fabulous choice for events, including yoga retreats, special birthdays and weddings — grand or small.