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Hello Marilyn:

Once again, it was so difficult to leave beautiful Casa Terra and as always, we had a wonderful relaxing time at the house. 

All in all, everything was perfect at Casa Terra. We always enjoy seeing and talking with Gloria, and of course Maria's visits to the house for massages are always a special occasion.

Matt actually got up on the stage and sang and played guitar at Anna Banana's where the owner was blown away by Matt's talent.  He also did a couple of songs at a pub in Bucerias one evening because several people in the audience had seen him perform at Anna Banana's earlier in the week.

Hopefully, some year we will actually have the opportunity to meet you in person but in the meantime, we certainly will keep your e-mail address as you are the only person we are interested in dealing with.

We will look forward to our 5th stay at Casa Terra and will contact you later in the summer regarding dates for next year. 

Greg and Gayle
Rick and Connie
Matt and Julie
Plymouth MN


Good morning, Marilyn:

I can't believe its been 3 days since we left Paradise and Casa Terra. What a fantastic vacation. Relaxation, recuperation and regeneration.

We did a whole lot of nothing which is what both of us needed. You were right. The massages from Maria were the best Margaret has ever had.  We had a most glorious time and are now trying to figure out when we can get back.

Thanks again for all the assistance, Marilyn. You made the experience so easy. Gecko was fantastic. We ate most of our meals at Frascati in La Cruz  Everyone was so friendly and helpful and we were quickly on a first name basis with the staff. 

I could ramble on forever. The bottom line is that this was the best vacation both of us could have had and we are looking forward to returning.

Why change when you find something that good!

Dale and Margaret
Terrace and Vancouver BC

Dear Marilyn:

We thank you for providing such a terrific place for our vacation. It was more lovely than the photos, and your tips and resource list were very helpful. In fact, everything you recommended was perfect; from the folks at Gecko, to Maria and Gloria...just great. Finally, how could we not mention Canello, our angel dog, who made us feel completely at home.

We left rested and rejuvenated and are considering a return next year and hope to bring our sisters along.

Thanks again,
Lynn, Sylvia & Sandra
Portland, Oregon


Casa Terra is a great house for 4 to 6 people -- the pictures are exactly what you'll see when you arrive. The house has everything you need and it's an easy 10 minute walk along the beach to the town of La Cruz and the fish market.  It was so nice to have a gas grill and grill up the freshest fish and seafood from the fish market.   The pool warmed up nicely in the afternoon and it was a great house to relax and re-charge the batteries.

Marilyn was superb to work with and ensures you have everything you need to enjoy your vacation. I definitely recommend this house and the area. We stayed in late April, early May (which is slow season) and it was so quiet and relaxing - if that's what you're looking for, definitely stay in the slow season. We enjoyed downtown La Cruz and really enjoyed the marina restaurants

Cindy & Tom
Teri & Steve
Essi and Ron
Castle Rock, Colorado

Hi Marilyn:

Thank you for making your casa available on such short notice.  We had a very relaxing week and are very glad that we stayed at Casa Terra, rather than at one of the resorts we usually choose.  It was wonderful!

Bobbi & Craig,
Overland Park, Kansas


Beautiful home with great sunrises!  We had and awesome time at Casa Terra and hope to rent it again sometime.  My wife thought it was an awesome 50th birthday present.  Her Birthday Dinner at Roberto's in La Cruz was excellent, also dinner at Toscana Mia's in Bucerias.  We went to the market every day.

Casa Terra is very well appointed and your house has spoiled us--very relaxing.  We will be back!

Bill, Lisa & Lutanya
Bala, Ontario, Canada



Hola Marilyn and Dave:

Once again, thank you for providing a most relaxing, stress free holiday.  Everything one could wish for was at our command.  We enjoyed walks on the beach, barbeques overlooking the bay, great restaurants and great fun!

We look forward to another return visit!

Karin & Vince
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


When we walked in the front door, my son said "this is the first time that a place is even better than the pictures".  He was right!   We could have stayed right there without ever exploring other cities.

While the boys were off on a canopy tour, my daughter and I had wonderful massages by Maria. That evening we had a fantastic meal prepared by a wonderful couple, Lettie and Jesus.

Casa Terra is in a safe gated community complete with a guard on the beach. We never felt unsafe in this area and the town of La Cruz is charming with some great restaurants. I hope we get to go back next year.

Thanks, Marilyn, for all the thoughtful suggestions and recommendations

John, Deb, David, Melissa & Max
Bettendorf, Iowa


Hi Marilyn:

We had a terrific stay at Casa Terra and the house is perfect for three couples.  During our two weeks in Mexico we stayed in three different properties in the Puerto Vallarta area but this was by far the most retreat-like of all our accommodation.  Casa Terra has all the amenities and it is definitely a retreat! 

We enjoyed the patio and pool, loved walking the beach, sunrises and blue ocean, the weather and the comfortable beds!  We all enjoyed La Cruz and we discovered some very good beaches when we went on a boating trip and even saw whales, and RELAXED.

Our men outdid themselves by preparing evening meals of fresh fish and shrimp we purchased every day from the La Cruz Marina. 

John and Gloria were both friendly and helpful.  On Valentine's Day the chocolate cake, orange cake and flan were yummy!

Thank you for providing us with this lovely home and for the great place to stay.

Pamela & David
Pat & Mike
Dave & Tisch
Bellingham & Tacoma, Washington


Hello Marilyn:

We had a wonderful holiday at Casa Terra. As you know, I had seen the house many times during previous holidays in La Cruz, and had high expectations of what it would be like to stay there, and I have to tell you that not only did the house meet my expectations, but it exceeded them!  It is a lovely house, and is very well equipped for a holiday rental, especially in the glassware area - I think there is a glass for ANY drink you could possibly want to make! We appreciated all the outside furniture, as we always had a choice of upright chairs or loungers for the many hours we spent in the beautiful yard and around the pool, reading, sunning, or just enjoying the glorious view. 

We loved Gloria, and it was always a pleasure to see her arrive.  She was able to help with finding restaurants and places to shop in La Cruz and Bucerias as well.

I personally enjoyed returning to La Cruz, and was happy to see that although there had been a lot of new building since I was there last, it was still a small fishing village at heart. We loved the new fish market, and walked into La Cruz most days for shopping or just a latte for me, and smoothies for Peter and Joan. We had some lovely meals there, including one at Vallarta Gardens, just a two minute walk down the beach. It's worth noting that their security guard led us back to Casa Terra - great, because he had a large flashlight, and knew the best route to take. Casa Terra is very well situated to take advantage of what La Cruz and Bucerias has to offer, but it was wonderful to get back to a little oasis of calm and quiet.

We have already talked about a return visit, possibly bringing another friend for the third bedroom, but not for a few years as I already have my next two winter holidays planned. After that, who knows?  I would have no hesitation in recommending Casa Terra to anyone interested in visiting that area, and my family has already seen my pictures and is quite aware of what a great holiday they could have there.

I am so pleased that I called you and so ended up at Casa Terra.  Having met John and Carol and their friends, we really felt we were staying with friends.

Thank you so much Marilyn,

Mill Bay, BC  Canada

Dear Dave:

Thank you for allowing us to use your home for such a glorious vacation!   Casa Terra is beautiful and we loved the quiet surroundings, the walks into La Cruz, the new Marina, the bus trips to Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias and Punta de Mita!

We had some wonderful dinners at John and Carol's restaurant, "Arriba" upstairs at the La Cruz Inn and it was delightful to have Gloria as our waitress!  We were pleased with John's recommendations for other excellent restaurants.

We feel truly rested and did appreciate the fabulous view of the boats in front of the house, palm trees and the beach and the diving pelicans.  We watched a fabulous sunset over La Cruz viewed from El Brujo restaurant in Bucerias and were able to see "our boats" on the horizon.

The accommodation at Casa Terra has everything including Canuck Hockey, Australian Tennis, Canadian Curling and British Soccer.  What more could you ask for?

Should John and Carol or Gloria every come to Vancouver Island for a visit, please get in touch!

Peter & Joan
Duncan, BC, Canada


Hello Marilyn:

Our vacation at Casa Terra could not have been better - the weather was just fabulous, 80 degrees during the day and cooled down to 60's at night.  We never had to turn on the air conditioning.  We were pleasantly surprised at how well stocked the Casa is, including spices, paper products, shampoo, cleaning supplies and laundry stuff.  John and Carol were great and Gloria is a breath of fresh air.  Jesus and Lettie cooked a wonderful birthday dinner at the Casa and we even went out on his boat for a half day.

The yard and pool are beautifully maintained and we spent many an afternoon floating in the pool.  New Years Eve was the highlight.  At midnight we stepped out on the beach and watched 8 miles of fireworks displays down the bay - a life memory!  This was truly a special vacation for us and we thank you so much for making it so easy for us.

Thanks so much for everything.  It has been a joy working with you and I hope to book with you again.  Happy New Year!

Terri & Rick
Seattle, Washington


Hi Marilyn:

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our vacation at Casa Terra!  We were so comfortable there.  It was so nice to be in a house and have our own private pool.   We all loved the pool, but Cole and Mason especially.

We went fishing twice with Jesus – what a wonderful guy!  He took us fishing/snorkelling the first trip.  We ended up catching a rooster fish and Lettie cooked us a fabulous dinner – fish crème – so so good!  The second trip was just me and my husband – we went Tuna fishing.  No fish that time, but it was still a wonderful time. 

Jesus also set us up with a regular taxi guy that we used for all of our trips.  And on our last night in Mexico, he invited us to his house for dinner along with other friends he invited.  He became like family to us – he even stopped by the house the morning of the day we were leaving to say goodbye again.

Mexico is great--my first time here.  We loved the Bucerias market with so much to see and do.

Thanks again for sharing this beautiful house with us.  We will definitely be planning another vacation to Casa Terra!

Kathy, Duffy, Kerri, Cole & Mason
Victoria, BC, Canada



Thank you so much for allowing us to reside in your lovely villa, Casa Terra.  Everything was perfect and the beds were very comfortable. 

We had a great time fishing, surfing, zip lining and adventuring.  All the locals were very kind, helpful and courteous. 


Sandra, Michelle, Jon, Jared & Christian
New Holstein, Wisconsin


Casa Terra is a beautiful place to be..............

Thank you very much

Heini, Edith, Isabel, Oliver, Christian & Tanja
Switzerland & Mexico City, Mexico



Casa Terra is a wonderful home!  We all enjoyed it and everyone was so nice--from the security guards at the gate to the housekeeper, Gloria. 

We recommend the restaurant "Arriba" which was amazing and John and Carol are so nice.  The food we recommend are the Tomato and Orange soup, garlic bread, Mange Shrimp, the curry dishes, Salmon Patties and the Citrus Chicken!  For dessert DO NOT order anything but the chocolate cake!  That cake is to die for! 

We also highly recommend the "Outdoor Adventure Tour" by "Vallarta Adventures".  It was amazing!.

Todd is hoping to come back in October to go fishing and next time we decide to come back to La Cruz you will be the first I will call.  The only thing we felt we needed was a safe, but we managed to hide our valuables.  Other than that the place was perfect.

Once again, Thank you so much for sharing beautiful Casa Terra with us. 

Todd, Teresa, Sydney, Tim & Kim
Anchorage, Alaska


NOTE:  We have since installed a safe for passports, valuables, etc. 


Casa Terra is just lovely.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our selves and I must tell you the pictures on your website DO NOT DO IT JUSTICE!  It is even better when you see it up close and personal. 

I will not repeat all the wonderful things everyone has said.  I would like to add how comfortable the beds were.  I slept like a log every night.  We had Maria over for massages and she was great. 

Lew went fishing with Jesus but they did not get any fish this time.  He is out again today with a small boat out of Punta de Mita.

We had one of our best meals at Arriba, John and Carol’s restaurant in La Cruz.  The meal was delicious and the restaurant was very clean and the menu items well priced.  I recommend it highly!  We love La Cruz.  We will be back with some of our friends.

Kathy & Lew
Colorado Springs, Colorado


Your beautiful and comfortable Casa Terra was everything our family needed for our too short stay.  One week was just not long enough!  Thank you for your generosity in sharing your home with vacationers!

John and Carol were so friendly and welcoming.  Gloria was great and we all had massages with Maria.  There was nothing to spoil our time here.  We love the quiet, the privacy and the friendliness of everyone we met.  We will have wonderful memories for many years. 

The Drake Family
Abbotsford, BC, Canada


Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us.  We loved every minute of it and had a fabulous honeymoon! 

We can’t wait to come back and celebrate anniversaries!  It is a perfect place and we will always have wonderful memories. 

Thanks to John and Gloria, too. 

The Lewis’s
Eugene, Oregon


Good Morning, Marilyn:

We just arrived home yesterday and wanted you to know what a wonderful vacation we had at Casa Terra!!  Everything was just perfect.  We were able to go on a Vallarta Adventures trip to Las Caletas, explored beaches in Punta De Mita, Sayulita, San Pancho and Bucerias, ate in some wonderful places including John and Carol's new restaurant, Arriba (twice!). 

We went horseback riding on the beach in Bucerias and spent many happy and relaxing days by the pool!  Our daughter, Willa, learned to swim during our time in La Cruz!  She just loved spending hours on end in that pool!  We want to thank you SO much for allowing us the opportunity to spend our vacation at the perfect place! 

We went into Puerto Vallarta just twice and were so happy that we had decided to stay in a smaller, less populated area and especially in the privacy of a personal home.  We loved Gloria and we had Maria come over twice to give us massages and pedicures!  We also had the very happy opportunity to be visited daily or nightly by La Puntilla's resident dog, Canella, whom we just adored.  All in all, it was a dream vacation and we will certainly be going back to Mexico and La Cruz again one day.

Again, it has been wonderful working with you and we hope we have the opportunity to do so again in the future.

Karen, Darla & Willa
Juneau, Alaska


Hi Marilyn:

Unfortunately, we had to come home.  We had a wonderful three week holiday at Casa Terra and still were not ready to come home.  As we had never been on a three week vacation before, I thought I would be ready to come home, but no, I could have stayed much longer. 

When we first got to Casa Terra and opened the door I looked at Pentti and said "It feels like we've come home and we hadn't left" (since last year).  It is such a wonderful home.   Everything was great.  Gloria, the cleaning lady is wonderful and the house was spotless. 

We went out on a boat tour of the harbour which was one of the many highlights of our trip.  The people from Gecko are great and I will definitely recommend them to anyone I talk to.  I had left the car rental to the last, but they were able to come up with an older van for us and we fit right in--just like locals!

We are already trying to plan a trip for next year.  You may be hearing from me with regard to next year in the next few months. 

Thanks again,

Linda, Pentti & Family
Port Alberni, BC, Canada


Hi Marilyn

We are home now--nice and rested!  However, anyone who tells you that it's always good to go away and good to come home is lying.  Truly we didn't want to leave Casa Terra.  What a beautiful place, Marilyn.  It had everything, and more than that, to offer. 

Gloria does an excellent job keeping Casa Terra clean and everyone so kind and friendly.  We had Maria over 3 days for pampering (massages, facials, manicures and pedicures) and she was just wonderful. 

We met the owner one day when he popped over to introduce himself as he was visiting friends in the area. If he doesn't tell you often that you do a great job in all the organizing....then he needs to!  Everything was absolutely PERFECT and we thank you for that!!  I did mention to him about the great job that you do so maybe there will be a raise!!!!

Once again, thank you for everything Marilyn, and we will definitely keep you in mind for another year.  We have already recommended you and Casa Terra to everyone that asks. 

Thanks again,

Jim & Jan
Lois & Kirk
Barry & Joan
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


Hello Marilyn:

Casa Terra was beautiful, comfortable and everything the website advertised.   The property is absolutely fabulous and I'm sure you will hear from us again in the future. 

We have nothing but HIGH praise for the entire experience, starting with you.  From the first time we talked on the phone and from the first e-mails, you made me feel very comfortable renting your property.  All the information you provided to us prior to our arrival was wonderful.  Then when we saw the house--well, what can I say but "WOW"!  

Thanks again for a wonderful vacation and we will be in touch again in the future.

Billy & Cheryl
Jerry & Marsha
Okmulgee, Oklahoma



We had a wonderful stay in Mexico in your beautiful Casa Terra!  Thank you for the helpful information in your Guest Handbook which had excellent restaurant ideas.

We Swam with the Dolphins which was AMAZING.

The Batchelders
Denver, Colorado



Thank you, Marilyn for everything.

What a beautiful home in such a spectacular setting!  The sunrises and sunsets were amazing. 


Two beautiful sunrises from the patio at Casa Terra

What can we say about the staff and the local people here at La Puntilla and La Cruz?  Just plain awesome!  We've never felt so welcome, away from home.  Thanks for everything!

Jackie & Darrel
St Helens, Oregon



Once again, a wonderful holiday--plenty of R&R by the pool and beautiful weather.  Thanks for sharing your beautiful house with us--for the 4th time!

Anne & Dave
Sheila & Dave
May & Charlie
Brantford, Ontario, Canada



We spent two glorious weeks at Casa Terra and we loved every minute! 

Casa Terra is perfect and sleeping at the ocean's doorstep has been amazing.  We love the outdoor shower by the pool. 

There are so many great spots in the area--San Pacho, Destiladeras Beach and the wonderful new bakery "Luna Caracol" on Coral in La Cruz--the tomato-jalapeno rolls are perfection!

The kids have combed the beaches, eaten popsicles galore and run with abandon.  They are now die hard body surfers and boogie boarders and we can't believe we will be back snowboarding in 48 hours!

We think Casa Terra has the best view in the oceanfront row of homes (at La Puntilla) and we are plotting to be back again--sooner, rather than later.  Thanks to the assistance of the excellent support staff (security, water, garbage, pool cleaning, etc), we will truly miss so many friendly faces.  The house was wonderful and we had a great time.

Adios Amegos!

Allan, Tracy, Michael, Erik & Sascha
Roblin, Manitoba, Canada


We had a fabulous vacation!  The house was beautiful and we felt right at home.  It was the first time we had done a holiday without being at a large resort and this was far superior.  We have been to Puerto Vallarta many times before--this was by far the best trip.

Thanks for your assistance.

Melissa, Jeff & Family
Terrace BC Canada



What a beautiful and enjoyable home you have!  A dynamite place to have spent Thanksgiving week and celebrate two birthdays!  Our daughter found Casa Terra on the internet and the four of us loved our stay. 

We kept busy swimming, eating, fishing, eating, sunning and eating!  We took in the bullfights, rode dune buggies (go-carts), enjoyed a boat tour, met new friends, shopped and ate some more!  We enjoyed Hidden Paradise Restaurant and Lettie and Jesus cooked for us two nights!  My massage here at Casa Terra was the greatest!

Thanks for everything.

Alicia & Dan
New Orleans, Louisiana
Alyssa & Justin
Aspen, Colorado


Thank you for a wonderful place to stay, unwind and relax.  It was just what we needed.  The weather was perfect, the view of the bay incredible and Casa Terra spacious and accommodating.

Lunch around the corner on the beach (at Hidden Paradise) was great and Mark's Bar & Grill in Bucerias served delicious dinners.

It was a wonderful vacation, thanks very much!

Don & Susan
Vancouver BC Canada



We truly have had a wonderful and relaxing vacation at Casa Terra.  The boys loved collecting hermit crabs along the beach and riding the waves in the bay.  We hate to leave, but will definitely be back soon!

Thank you so much.

Sue, Jesse, Zackary & Weston
San Francisco, California


Thank you for sharing beautiful Casa Terra with us.  We had the best vacation ever!  We strongly suggest the daily market (by the beach) in Bucerias and the Bucerias Sunday market as well.  We can't wait to return to this paradise.

Mercy & Russell
Annie & David
Houston, Texas



This holiday ranks right up there--probably the most relaxing vacation we've ever had.  What a lovely, safe and peaceful spot to share with friends.  We had a great experience at Casa Terra and found that the the property and the entire week exceeded our expectations. 

Highlights included riding the bus, the Sunday market in Bucerias, Destiladeras Beach, papaya, and the best (on-site) massage I've eve had.  Snoozing, reading and relaxing in the pool provided much needed restoration.

Thanks to all who are involved in providing quality vacation experiences for work-weary travelers.

Judy & Shawndra
Indianapolis, Indiana

What a friendly and beautiful place!  I imagined staying busy with daytrips, etc, but in the end, Casa Terra was enough--so peaceful and no real need to go anywhere else. 

Scuba diving was great fun, as was seeing fish and birds from the boat.  We especially enjoyed watching the pelicans diving for fish at the beach. 

Thanks so much.

Barb & Wilma
Goshen, Indiana 


This was probably our all time favorite vacation.  We have been here a week and we hate to leave.  The house was great--even better than we had hoped for. 

Hope to come back again.

Jeff, Susanne & Luke
Kenton, Tennessee


Casa Terra is beautiful!!!  Thank you for sharing your lovely home.  The sights, sounds and the magnificent views were all so wonderful.  We had a very relaxing time, stress free and no worries.   We preferred the small towns over Puerto Vallarta and did some shopping at the street vendors in Bucerias.

Denis and Adam at Gecko car rental were very helpful.  We highly recommend Gecko to anyone interested in renting a car while visiting the area.

Marilyn, thank you for your efficiency with setting everything up and for all your help and tips. 

Thanks again for everything!  We will miss the beautiful views.

Steve & Trish
Grandville, Michigan



This is the second time we have had the opportunity to stay in “Paradise” at Casa Terra.  First time for 5 nights--not long enough--second time for 7 nights.  Still not long enough!  Maybe third time is the charm!!

Thanks for everything.  WE SHALL RETURN.

The Samples Families
South Carolina & Washington State



What a great two weeks!  Weather was fabulous, friends laughed, enjoyed the house (so beautiful), traveled to lots of different small towns.  We all plan on returning in a couple of years. 

Pam & John
Port Alberni, BC, Canada

Had a wonderful vacation.  Weather was great, lots of laughs, perfect place to stay with a group.  Michelle was such an asset to all of us.  She helped us put on a great 50th birthday party--we appreciate her very much.  What a great "home away from home".

Thank you so much!!

Steve & Juanita
Port Alberni, BC, Canada


A magnificent month long holiday on the beach!  The house is great and the weather is something to dream about.  We have many happy memories from this second visit and will return again. 

A big "Thank You" for everything.

The Credlands
Lenwade Mill, Norfolk, England


Our third visit was as good as our first.  A lovely house, beautiful views and great weather, what more could anyone want!

Thanks once again,

Ann & Dave
May & Charlie
Dawn & Stewart
Brantford, Ontario, Canada


This was our first visit to Mexico and we all had a fabulous time.  We enjoyed the walks on the beach and exploring the little towns north of here.  The scenery was amazing and the Mexican people have all been so friendly.  We went out in a glass bottomed boat from Rincon which also included snorkeling!

Great stuff!  We'll be back!

The Barker's & The Hewitt's
North Vancouver, BC, Canada


As usual, another wonderful time.  It is just out of this world and just gets better every time we come.  Thanks again for everything!

Michelle & Joe
Winnemucca, Nevada


Once again, a lovely time.  Thanks so much!  We’ll see you again soon!  Maybe with the little people we left at home with Grandma. 

Gorgeous view--we love it here!

Penny & Mike Ryan
San Diego, California


The view is the best part of this secret spot.  As the pool man said “mucho vista” and  we couldn’t agree more.

We loved Bucerias and La Cruz. Try Mirabellas in La Cruz.  Wonderful seafood.  On a personal note, I would never do Puerto Vallarta again--the  small towns are what stole my heart!


The Jones Family
Bothell, Washington

It is soo pretty here!

Taylor Jones
Bothell, Washington


Great house!  We all had a wonderful time!  This is a classy way to do Puerto Vallarta!   We couldn’t keep the girls out of the water--they loved the pool!


The Ryan Family
San Diego, California


After 10 excellent days in Casa del Pescador (#5-A) just a few doors away, we have continued to thoroughly enjoy ourselves here in Casa Terra for another week.  We are sorry to leave the ocean and head back to the hustle and bustle but we are totally refreshed!

The Credlands
Lenwade Mill, Norfolk, England


The house and the view were absolutely beautiful!  Thank you so much for allowing us to use your house for our relaxing vacation. Our time here was relaxing and calm, but it went by so fast!  It’s so rare and wonderful to hear the ocean waves crashing on the shore from your bedroom!

The Drutchas Family
Bloomfield Hills, Minnesota


An ideal place to de-stress for families living in the hustle and bustle of Mexico City and the isolation that is Asunción, Paraguay.  An excellent antidote to both.  We all enjoyed it, adults and children alike.

Alison, Juan Carols, Benjamin & Sebastian
British Embassy, México City
Christine, Daniel & Rory
British Embassy, Asunción, Paraguay


“Just another day in paradise”…words we have said many times this week!  The house, the pool, the view and the weather all were perfect!  The worst thing is it must all come to an end, much too quickly.

Thank you for sharing this paradise with us.  We will be back!

Monica & Ron
Shona & Gary
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Today ends three wonderful weeks in Mexico and at Casa Terra, thanks to Marilyn and Michelle. They were extremely helpful.  And thanks to Michelle for making me see the light that I can’t lock and unlock Casa Terra’s doors with my own house keys! 

Had a great time catching three albacore tuna and being on top of four whales!

Our grandsons loved parasailing, swimming with the dolphins and even the 3 year old learned how to swim in the pool.  Be sure to eat at the Mango Grill in La Cruz and ZA’s Pizza in Bucerias.

Can hardly wait to return next year.  Love this Casa and Mexico.

Mary & Dick
Edmonds, Washington

Fabulous!!  We had a marvelous vacation.  Two weeks is so short!  The weather was wonderful.  Kids loved the pool!  Beaches are beautiful!

Thanks for sharing your villa with us.

The Porters,
Edmonds, Washington


Your home is GREAT!  The little things like the boogie boards, picnic cooler, etc., make it like a "home away from home".  We would like to thank Marilyn for the efficient way she handled arrangements.  The staff-- guards, pool man and gardeners--are excellent!

The whole area is great, but having "Casa Terra" to come home to makes it greater.  Thanks again, hope we can come again!

Ted & Sandra
Naples, Florida


Once again, a perfect vacation--so nice to see the same friendly faces. 

Hope to be back again soon!

Darcy & Bill
Red Lodge, Montana


Once again, thanks for the "home away from home".  The fishing was exceptional, Cliff got a 450 pound Black Marlin and Dad got a 300 pound Blue Marlin.  It was unbelievable and very memorable.  The Mariettas for snorkeling, the beaches and the local fare are always a treat.  It all makes us want for more of the same. 

The help from everyone was appreciated.  Margo and Felipe are a true joy.  Kind folks are never far away.  You truly have a little slice of "Heaven" here!  We loved it all!

In the 19 years we have been coming here, it gets better and better.  In our many travels through Mexico and abroad, this is a favourite.  Hope to return soon.  Five weeks is not enough!

The Nobles,
Yuba City, California


Thank you so much for opening your beautiful home.  It truly is a sight and everyone is very friendly.  Thank you for the guest handbook for suggestions on where to go and what to do.

We will definitely be back next year!

Joe & Michelle
Winnemucca, Nevada


Our stay at Casa Terra was pure heaven.  You have such an amazing Villa.  Our vacation was one of the best I have had.  We enjoyed relaxing and reading around the pool, walking to both Bucerias and La Cruz, and most of all the food and drinks!!   Everything about our stay was just fabulous and I cant say enough about how truly wonderful everything is.

Thank you, Marilyn for all your communication and assistance.  It has been extremely valuable as sometimes planning a vacation can be a little stressful.  You have made the process nothing but pleasant.

I have nothing but wonderful things to say and would have no hesitation in recommending Casa Terra to family and friends!  Thanks again,

Lisa & Bryan
Bridgette & Phil
Sacramento, California


We had a great time. The privacy of the home was great and the pool was certainly a luxury.  We thoroughly enjoyed your home and will recommend it highly to others. Thanks for your help!

Vicki, Tim, Michael & Anthony
Salem, Oregon


We had an excellent vacation and thoroughly enjoyed your home.  The pool, the view and the house were great and we immediately felt right at home.  This is the perfect spot for total relaxation.  We hope other families will enjoy their stay as much as we did. 

Lisa, Kurt, Baby Emelia & Wendie
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Heather, David & Ana
Mexico City


This was truly a wonderful vacation!  We loved the area, here, outside the big city.  Very relaxing!  The staff were all great.  We are so glad we chose your home as our Mexico escape!

Joel, Danielle, Jason, Joanne & Devin
Huntington Beach, California


The house and people are great!  All my friends in Seattle that I showed your house to want to come, so you will be having more Seattle WA people.  The time we spent has made us want to come back!  Thanks for everything!

Al & Linda
Seattle, Washington

This home is beautiful!  The view just doesn't seem real.  I will remember this trip forever!

Mary & Jerry
Tuscon, Arizona


Having about 9 trips to Puerto Vallarta between us collectively, may we say this was absolutely THE BEST!  Dave, you have a fine home and we felt very comfortable and welcome here.  The beach and pool were so much entertainment for us!  The little villages with their restaurants most charming. 

The casa was perfect and we have hopes to rent it next year at this time, if you will have us.  It couldn't have been more perfect. 

Marilyn, thanks for all your help.  Hope to talk with you soon regarding our next trip.  Many, Many thanks.

The  Markley & Colwell Families,
Minneapolis, Minnesota


We had a wonderful time at Casa Terra and in Puerto Vallarta. The kids enjoyed it and the house is beautiful. We will, of course recommend it to others who may ask.

Thanks for all your valuable help.  Please thank Dave as well.

Penny, Jack, Carlie & Brooke
Vancouver Island, BC, Canada


You have a great home!  One week is not enough!   Thanks for allowing us to share the beauty and peace of these surroundings.

Darcy & Bill
Red Lodge, Montana


Our week at Casa Terra was very relaxing and enjoyable.  We felt at home almost immediately.  Everything is looked after to the finest it can.  Everyone was very friendly and helpful.  Thank you for sharing your home.

Marilyn & Jerry Mallin
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


We have been lucky enough to spend time in Mexico again, but never in a lovelier place. A month truly makes it feel at home!  The house was wonderful, as was all the help!  We enjoyed our time at home poolside, snorkeling, fishing, and relaxing.  A great place to slow down.  We hope to share your home again. 

We all long for more!  Thanks again.

Cliff Noble & Family
Yuba City, California


We have been visiting Puerto Vallarta for over 20 years, year after year, but this particular one was " The Year ".

Dave, thanks for sharing with us not only a piece of paradise, but this was like being in heaven.  We definitely will be back if you allow us to share your wonderful house once again.
Many Thanks.

The Martinez Family
Houston, Texas


One more time we came from cold Ontario to stay in sunny Mexico. Thank you for sharing your house with us.

Ann & Dave
Dawn & Stuart
May & Charlie
Brantford, Ontario, Canada


We traveled from Vienna, Munich and San Francisco to enjoy our vacation in Mexico.  Our family--which came from all over the world--had a very relaxing time in this beautiful house.  We enjoyed every minute.  Thank you very much for sharing your home with us.

Doris, Solina & Willi
Vienna, Austria


We six from Ontario certainly found Casa Terra luxury abound!  Sunshine, swimming, serenity and scenery made our vacation a beautiful memory.  Our thanks for sharing your lovely home.  Hopefully, we will once more dwell in your friendly abode.

Ann & Dave
May & Charlie
Dawn & Stewart
Brantford, Ontario, Canada



Paradise at it's finest!
Relax in the shade
 of the umbrella and
 listen to the sounds
 of the surf




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