La Penita de Jaltemba ,Nayarit,  Mexico                Listing No 1
  4 Bedrooms Cable TV
  5 Bathroom  
  Occupation: Innkeeper  
  Experienced exchanger Desired destination: open, May to November

                         La Penita de Jaltemba

  And more photo's taken by Russell in April 2001

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.

Other Information
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 well.

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  Listed December 2000