Guest Book for CASA MACUMBA Puerto Vallarta, MX Vacation
We stayed at Casa Macumba June 2010 , party of 12. The websites were very accurate, The atmosphere, the sunsets, the ocean,the villa were all fabulous. The taxi's were prompt. The staff were tremendous. Any request or concern was taken care of quickly. all room were fabulous and lent to the old world charm of mexico. kitchen was well appointed and the meals, i liken to those of a 5 star eatery. We could'nt have been happier with the accomadations, food, hospitality, the property manager Carl and of course the owner Blair. He was attentive, and owns the best property in the entire world. We hope to be back some day. thank you, thank you so much.
John La Botz
Our visit in May 2009 to Casa Macumba was everything the owner Blair and the internet said it would be and more. After a week of exploring Puerto Vallarta by both land and sea, we concluded this property is one of only a very few that are directly on the water and with a sandy beach for easy access. It was sunset when we arrived and we were welcomed like rock stars. All of our gear (suit cases, coolers, and fishing tackle) was graciously unloaded from our vehicles by the staff. The salsa music was playing and the waiter was serving up margaritas, we were in heaven. We had arrived after a long journey driving down from Chihuahua. The property includes an authentic Mexican hacienda, just our style. A house with archways, tile roofs, Saltillo floors and rustic furnishing we felt was the only way to get the complete Puerto Vallarta experience. We spent most of our time outdoors around the pool, enjoying the views, ocean breezes and lush gardens. The staff included; a chef, chefís assistant, housekeepers and pool man were all exceptionally kind and were helpful with more than just around the house duties. They helped us book a fishing boat and recommended a few nearby sites for us to explore. We stayed for five fantastic nights and it wasnít long enough. We canít wait to go back and enjoy the hospitality of Casa Macumba and staff. We will be back! Best Regards, John LaBotz
We stayed at Casa Macumba in mid February 2009 and had an absolutely AMAZING time. We did a lot of research on villas before booking Macumba as we were looking for a place that could not only host an 80 person wedding but also be a place where my family and my husbands could spend a few days getting to know each other. There are many different amenities at all of the villas in puerto vallarta and we had some pretty specific things we were looking for: directly on the beach (there aren't many -- most are in the hills), private bathrooms with each bedroom (merging two families is hard enough), air conditioning in each room, pool, kid friendly (ages 6 and 3), could host a wedding, in our price range and close proximity to downtown. Macumba had it all. I should also say that it was important to me that we stayed in a Villa that felt like Old Mexico and not like a house in the hills of La Jolla, California (where we currently live). There are plenty of really modern looking villas in Vallarta but to me, Macumba feels like you've stepped back in time. The staff at the villa are great and the meals that we had prepared their were amazing -- and if you go ask them to make these shrimp empanadas -- i'm still dreaming of them! Blair is really helpful and was always available if we had any questions or concerns. In fact, my brother-in-law lost his iphone in the back of a Taxi and Blair started making phone calls to the taxi company right away -- a day after we checked out of Macumba he called and said he got it back. I mean -- that's pretty above and beyond -- and for us, that kindness and honesty will keep us coming back for years.
I have stayed at Casa Macumba twice as a quest of Rory MacNamara. This Villa is truly an enchanting and romantic place. The food is fabulous the grounds perfect, the water so alive and so there... I can not wait to go back! S. McCall
Casa Macumba is an architectural dream, an antiquarian heaven. A sense of relaxation, hospitality, and luxury abound. I have enjoyed Casa Macumba many times with many divergent groups. It is all ways a recurring topic of conversation and always a place everyone wants to return to. El Patron, Blair Crawford is a true Canadian/Mexican Gentleman. There is no place in the world I could recommend more highly than this for a tropical vacation. Yours, M. Rory MacNamara
This place is everything the website says it is. I organized a Bachelor Party in November of '04 for my brother and it was perfect. Everyone was extremley impressed with accomadations. Patty is phenomenal and goes the extra mile to make sure you are taken care of. Blair, the owner, is one of the nicest guys you will meet and he too makes sure your every need is met and gives great restaurant recommendations. Blair even drove us to the store to get more beer. Place is very clean and not too far from town. Truly paradsie. You must stay here.