"Great location - Great space"
We used the home as "base camp" for the Blues and Brews Festival. Lots of kitchen "stuff" - very comfortable and clean.
- Jeff Ferrante from Newburyport, Massachusetts on 9/19/2017
"Amazing Villa - Exceptional Staff"
We just returned from a stay at Villa Pacifica. The house is beautiful and spacious, plenty of room for 8 adults and 1 child. Every meal and drink was delicious. The house, pool, beach, and food are enough to make us return, but the property’s biggest asset is Efren, the House Manager (and Bartender extraordinaire). He is AMAZING and his exceptional care made it difficult to leave. He is so sweet and saw to our every need. We all wanted to bring him home with us. If we asked for something they didn’t have at the house, it magically appeared within “2 Mexican Minutes”. He also has extensive knowledge of the Punta Mita area and was a huge help as we looked at wedding venues. There's really no need to ever leave the house. There are paddle boards and kayaks to use at the beach. Hector arranged several activities for us to enjoy right on the property, including jet skis, a horseback ride on the beach, and beachside massages. Lupita, the chef, prepared meals that were so good we never wanted to eat out.
- Kim B from Chesterfield, Missouri on 7/10/2017
"Staff Made Us Feel Like Royalty"
This was our tenth annual girls' trip to Mexico, but our first time to Tulum. Having visited Cabo San Lucas for nine years in a row and loving it, we weren't sure if Tulum would live up to our expectations.....boy were we WRONG! Casa Cantarena was the perfect choice for our getaway. We were hoping for a beautiful house on a secluded stretch of beach where we could lounge on the sand and splash in the waves and Casa Cantarena provided exactly that. What made our experience even more unforgettable was the lovely staff and the way they made us feel like royalty. Every meal was more delicious than the next and George always seemed to know exactly when to bring out another round of Pina Coladas or chips and freshly-made guacamole. If you are looking for the ultimate luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, you will not be disappointed with Casa Cantarena
- Erin Golan on 6/12/2017
Meghan couldn't have been nicer to work with when we needed a place at the last minute - to the extent of taking care of our reservations from the airport! This condo is very well decorated and feels bigger than the stated 800sf. The location could not have been more convenient for our purposes - the park for festival and great downtown restaurants. Why look any further - we plan on staying here from now on!
- Guest Staying at San Juan Penthouse West
Thanks very much for an unforgettable stay. The warmth and attention to detail of the entire staff, led by Soi, really makes the difference in this place. The chef is top notch by any standard (I lived in NY for 10 years and compares to the top of any top restaurant there), and Marcelino kept bringing the Margaritas non-stop, as well as the goodies for all the children. Rancho 9 is a beautiful property (much nicer than as depicted in the pictures) and it is maintained impeccably. Punta Mita is a paradise.
- My entire family (of 20) enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks again
"Superb property, highly professional staff, spectacular location"
We stayed at Ranchos 9 with a large group of family and friends in November, 2010. We have had the pleasure of renting high end homes throughout the world and this house – run by a highly competent and lovely woman named Soi – is in the top two or three. Soi and her staff are all Four Seasons trained – including the chef who is exceptional. The food is delicious and they can cook whatever you like. Not only are the staff efficient, organised & perfectionists – they are lovely people as well. Our every whim was expertly catered to – from special Vegan meals for some to private yoga lessons, fishing trips, shopping excursions, trips to the gym for others. They even put on a beautifully catered, lively Mexican themed party – set beside the ocean with a ten piece Mariachi band. The web site does not do the property justice. Unlike many sites that manage to have the properties look larger or more colorful than they really are thanks to clever photographic editing, the opposite is true here. The home is far more spectacular in person than is represented online. The architecture of the home is both beautiful and understated. While the home is very large it is at the same time comfortable and relaxing. They have managed to combine extraordinary luxury & top flight service in a relaxed, cozy setting that is very private while being respectful of its surrounding environment. We would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend the home to others.
- Large group of family and friends
"The Ultimate Luxury Vacation!"
The minute I arrived to Rancho 9 I was speechless.. I felt like I had walked in to the most luxuries property in the whole Pacific coast! The Palapa great room is impeccably decorated and the views are enormous.. Sitting in this indoor/outdoor living room watching the ocean and birds was ZEN. The bedrooms are large, bright and beautiful. The bathrooms are pure luxury!
To top of the best home I have ever seen the service, food, drinks where better than if we had stayed at the Four Seasons.
- This is Nirvana, for sure one of the best ultra luxury beach properties in the world.
"Perfect all the way around!"
The property, the food, the staff- it doesn't get any better! The house was just a gorgeous setting and was very comfortable for the 8 of us. It was so fabulous we hated to leave the house and only left to play golf at the Four Seasons and visit a quaint and fun tequila distillery.
We have been to many beautiful spots around the world but it was the staff and their attentive nature to ensure we were always happy and comfortable that made this particular vacation stand out! Luis, Efren and alma are the gold standard. Please be sure to let them know how they made our trip the best family vacation ever! The only down side is we all gained weight as the food was so amazing!
- Lynn & John Carter from Cambria CA on 4/2/2013
We had an amazing time. From the moment we arrived, we were blown away by Villa Pacifica. ABSOLUTE PERFECTION. I can’t say enough about the grounds, the staff & the level of service provided throughout our stay. Efren & Lupita treated our family like royalty. They were warm & welcoming, professional, & extremely resourceful. I credit the two of them for making our vacation one that we will never forget. We will definitely be back.
– We had a minor accident the day after our arrival. My nephew slipped & fell, & we were concerned about a possible concussion. Within minutes after the fall, Efren had a doctor at the Villa to address the situation. Impressive…to say the least. We were still a little concerned the next morning, so Efren volunteered to drive us to the hospital to have a precautionary CT Scan. The scan came back clear, so we were able to relax again & enjoy the remainder of stay. Again,we were blown way by Efren!
– We will be back sometime next spring or summer. (& hopefully every year after that!)
- Family from Houston