Casa de Los Amigos was built in l986 by well-known Puerto
Vallartan architect Salvador Perez.
The home includes 4 bedrooms, 5 custom-tiled bathrooms, large
living room, dining room, modern kitchen and breakfast room. The
design of the home takes advantage of the hillside beach location
and all rooms have sweeping panoramic views of the palm lined
sandy beaches and the Pacific Ocean. Each room, furnished with
Mexican rustic furniture, opens up with French doors leading to
private balcony's. The home has 3 levels and is tiled throughout
with Mexican handmade tiles.
The Local area
Casa de Los Amigos is located approximately 40 miles north of
Puerto Vallarta, in the colorful Mexican town of La Penita de
Jaltemba. La Penita and the neighboring village, Rincon de
Guayabitos, are well-known Mexican resort towns that are nestled
between the beautiful Sierra Madre mountains and the Pacific
Ocean. La Penita takes its name from the island located in the bay
offshore. The house is about a l0-minute walk to town via the
beach. There are 3 other homes clustered on the hillside. The
small village has approximately 6,000 permanent residents. The
village is the center of activity for vacationers.
Casa de Los Amigos has a housekeeper that will be on the
premises 5 l/2 days a week. She will do the cleaning and laundry.
We also have a caretaker who has a home on the property and is at
the house a couple of days a week to do the gardening.
Unfortunately, until Mexico changes the laws allowing other
persons to drive a vehicle who are not on the title, our van is
not available for trade. Our home is a non-smoking residence.
The village of La Penita, along with Rincon de Guayabitos, offers
a full range of vacation services such as banking, stores,
restaurants, taxis, buses and water sports. Buses leave every half
hour to Puerto Vallarta and other towns nearby.
The home is open for trade May, June, July, August, September and
October. Other dates may be possible by special arrangement.
Bob and Rosalie H. and Ray and Del L. built Casa de Los Amigos in
1986. Both couples trade off time during the winter months,
however, during the summer the home is available for trade.
Rosalie is a now a widow, with 5 grown children and l0
grandchildren. Casa de Los Amigos is my home during the winter
months and often early summer when family members come to visit.
It is just recently that the idea of trading during the summer
months has materialized. This is the third year and it is working