In 1981 designer Peter Bowman and his artist wife, Tari, restaurateurs from California, first visited the area with their young son and daughter. In the southern part of town, known as Conchas Chinas, they acquired a secluded lot on a jungled hillside above the coast. Thus was born Casa Buena Vida. A four-story structure of brick and cement, the house hugs its steep site while at the same time utilizing open space to make the most of the climate, the light and the views. Terraces on every level take advantage of the bay perspectives. Inside, time-honored Mexican design elements prevail, but with a modern twist. A two-story pyramidal ceiling—an architectural detail Bowman had seen here before—spans the living room and second-floor master bedroom, but in this case the ceiling is rendered in brick instead of plaster and terminates in a 20-foot-high off-center skylight. There are Saltillo-tile floors and barrel-vaulted ceilings, but there are also floating walkways and huge sliding glass doors.
They've filled the airy rooms with an assortment of rustic Mexican pieces (pine tables and chests, twig chairs, tin light fixtures), comfortable furniture of Peter Bowman's design, Mexican folk and religious art and contemporary art by both Mexican and American artists.
Casa Buena Vida is a spectacular 4 bedroom oceanfront luxury villa located in Lower Conchas Chinas, less than a mile from all the charm, energy, and entertainment of downtown Puerto Vallarta. With approximately 12,000 sq ft of living space including 4 spacious king size guest suites, 4 half baths, multiple outdoor dining areas, a heated salt water pool, Jacuzzi and full time staff, it is ideal for entertaining or a quiet family get away.
From the moment you step through the door, you will feel you have entered the temple of the gods with a dramatic and sparkling Pacific overlook. The architectural ethereal design offers “sky-high” vaulted ceilings, a cupula topped stairway, massive columns and beams with lofty arched doors. Casa Buena Vida is cantilevered right into the cliffs of Conchas Chinas, also known as the Beverly Hills of Puerto Vallarta.
The 4 level Mediterranean style villa has an open concept entertaining living space on the main level with the kitchen, living, media, bar, and outdoor dining areas, all flowing out to the wrap around terrace with expansive ocean views.
You are the goddess of the sea at Casa Buena Vida!
VILLA AMENITIES & FEATURES
4 Bedrooms, 4 King Size En-Suites bathrooms
4 half baths
12,000 sq ft of indoor/outdoor living space
Heated salt water pool and Jacuzzi
AC and ceiling fans throughout the villa
Telephone with free local calls
SMART TV’s, English Shaw satellite service, DVD, Living room & master bedroom
MUSIC: sound system in common areas
Purified water throughout the villa
STAFF & SERVICE: HOUSEMAN, MAID, COOK (Service daily)
Cook: 2 meals per day, including shopping, cooking, serving & clean up
Houseman: waiter, bartender, simple maintenance, night watchman
Housekeeper: general housekeeping, villa linens; personal laundry for a fee
Master Bedroom: King bed, en-suite bathroom, plus living area, third level overlooking pool, ocean views, private terrace
Guest Suite 2: King Bed, en-suite bathroom, upper level, expansive ocean views, private terrace
Guest Suite 3: King bed, en-suite bathroom, 3rd level, terrace, overlooking pool and ocean views
Guest Suite 4 King bed en-suite bathroom plus living area, 4th level, terrace, pool and ocean views
RATES: USD per night
All rentals add 16% IVA tax
Minimum 4 night rental; during holidays 7 night minimum rental
Security deposit $1000 USD
Cost of food and beverages and tips to staff is not included