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Exterior from Water
Exterior 2 Funicular Exterior 3
Pool and View Tower View from Bedroom Pool into House
Aerial View
Palapa Entrance Hall Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2
Sitting Area Bedroom 3 Living Room


Careyes, Mexico
6 Bedrooms and 7 Bathrooms (Sleeps 12)

This fantastic villa is located in Careyes, the most exclusive enclave on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. A long winding drive brings one to the top of a cliff where this remarkable house sits. Sol de Occidente, like all the villas here, is designed in the unique style for which Careyes is famous. It's an imposing modern villa, Luis Barragan in feeling and built on two floors around a huge palapa. Not only is it architecturally marvelous, the views are breathtaking as well. To the east is the dramatic coastline and to the west across a bay on an opposite point is Sol de Oriente, an equally fantastic villa, which is a mirror image of this villa.

Throughout the interiors are enormous rooms, sweeping curved walls, and open living spaces. Many covered and open terraces add to the outdoor seating areas, which have with large comfortable banquettes and oversized pillows. One of the most unique features of Sol de Occidente is the extraordinary 11,000sq. ft. infinity pool, which virtually encircles the villa. From the main house a path leads past the bungalows and the tower and continues down to a private beach, with a beach house and jetty. There is a funicular, which can be used instead of walking.

Main House
  • Lobby with a fountain.
  • Kitchen
  • Master bedroom with a king-size bed, bathroom en suite and a studio
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom en suite
  • Bedroom with a queen-size bed and individual bed and bathroom en suite

  • Dining and living rooms

Casita 1
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom en suite

Casita 2
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom en suite

Tower Suite
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed, sitting room, bathroom en suite and terraces

Beach House
  • Sitting area with a sofa, bathroom, and a private jetty

Amenities: Helicopter pad and parking, fiber optic telephone system, fax and Internet access. satellite TV and laundry room. All service is included except food, drinks, phones and tips.

Staff: Cook, butler/driver, 2 or 3 maids, gardeners and pool man

Services Available at an Additional Cost: Guests can request their menus in advance and on all food and beverages purchased, a 10% service charge is added. Transfers to and from the airport by request with the driver of the house.

Notes: A minimum of four nights is required during the year and fourteen nights for Christmas and New Year. The car is for staff use only. There is a bedroom for the house manager and an independent house for the caretaker.

Distances: A private dirt 1200 meter (4000 feet) landing strip is located 10 minutes south of Careyes. Manzanillo is 1 hour north and Puerto Vallarta is 2 hours south. While the Manzanillo airport is closer, Puerto Vallarta receives most major airlines.