Mexico / Punta Mita / Kupuri
Querencia is a Spanish word that means a place that feels like home. It’s the spot you return to time and again to relax, quiet the soul, replenish, and feel a sense of well-being.
Casa Querencia welcomes you from the moment you arrive. Designed by architect Jaime Barba, known for some of the most beautiful homes in coastal Mexico, it offers dramatic water views and cool ocean breezes from every room.
One of the only homes for rent in Kupuri — Punta Mita’s newest, most exclusive enclave — Casa Querencia sits atop a hillside/beachfront double lot, with pools and cascading private gardens all leading down to the undiscovered, soft white sands of Kupuri Beach.
Warm, melon-colored walls, colorful fabrics and traditional Mexican artwork create a vibrant, yet relaxing ambiance. Furnishings have been handcrafted by local artisans using native tropical hardwoods. Lines blur between indoors and out, with the main palapa open on one side to the deep blue Pacific, and on the other to a lush palm garden with a soothing stone water fountain, and flanked by tropical pathways.
Private spaces beckon — a Tuscan-style pizza oven patio shaded by orange trees; a colorful sun terrace with a daybed nook perfect for midday napping or sleeping under the stars; a giant marble outdoor tub set in a private garden.
Perfect for multiple families or large groups, Casa Querencia accommodates 20+ guests. Each of the seven air-conditioned suites offer private terraces facing the ocean, and are furnished with comfortable daybeds so guests can read or nap while others swim and play nearby. Bedrooms feature flat-screen TVs and are appointed with authentic Mexican artwork and traditional furnishings in artful patterns and palettes.
The master suite boasts 180-degree views from a wraparound terrace, an exquisite master bath that includes both indoor and outdoor showers, and a small office located just off the formal entryway.
Two other guest suites feature king-size beds, dramatic ocean views and large, luxurious baths. A fourth suite overlooking the pools has two queen beds, and a bunk room just off the pools sleeps six, with indoor and outdoor showers. In addition, a loft above the media room sleeps four on pullout futons.
Closer to the beach, two private casitas offer luxury, privacy and proximity to the waves. The upper casita, Casita del Mar, has sweeping views of the ocean and mountains, while the Casita del Jardin is tucked into the garden and just steps from the beach. Both have marble soaking tubs and outdoor/indoor showers, as well as private terraces, a wet bar and coffee station.
The main palapa features a water channel running its length and spilling into the cocktail pool, which in turn cascades into the infinity-edge lap pool and adjacent Jacuzzi.
A sandy hammock terrace beckons from the pools and, just below, a grassy lawn leads to a private path, winding from the main house past the casitas until it meets the cabana, opening onto Kupuri Beach on the other side. Along the way, you’ll find a luxurious fire pit surrounded by pillowed seating and its own wet bar, as well as a basketball court. Add in your own private beach cabana stocked with paddle boards, kayaks and boogie boards, and you won’t run out of things to do here.
The premier Kupuri Beach Club is just steps away, while the Resident’s Beach Club, two Jack Nicklaus golf courses, tennis and fitness center, and restaurants and surf shops in town are all a quick golf cart or bike ride away.
Visitors quickly realize that dining ‘in’ is one Casa Querencia’s best features. Mexican food, with its fresh, piquant flavors, is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. At Casa Querencia, one will discover authentic Mexican fare that will expand your appreciation of this rich and colorful cuisine.
The resident chef, Elio, is a master at transforming simple, fresh ingredients into mouthwatering dishes. Each morning starts with a lavish fresh fruit plate, accompanied by creamy yogurt and a “make–your-own” granola bar, all served with strong, hot coffee. A second course always includes eggs, served with fresh, hot tortillas, refried beans and hot sauces. Lunch may be fish tacos, chicken taquitos, ceviche or refreshing salads, all accompanied by homemade salsas and guacamole. Dinner is a four-course affair, featuring homemade soups, salad, and a variety of specialties such as fish Veracruz, chicken mole or carne asada, followed by Mexican flan or palate-cleansing sorbets.
A word about cocktail hour: the resident butler, Pancho, makes margaritas that guests say beat any in the resort. He’ll offer cucumber, watermelon, mango or hibiscus margaritas as well as sangria and pina coladas, but it’s hard to top the traditional margarita of fresh lime, agave nectar and reposada tequila, served in a chile and salt-rimmed glass.
The staff is always happy to accommodate any special dietary needs, and will quickly learn your preferences.
One of the things that sets Casa Querencia apart is the people. The full-time, professional staff is encouraged to be perceptive about each guest’s personal preferences, making it easy for you to relax and enjoy your vacation. We want you to feel at home at Casa Querencia, and the staff makes that their first priority.
The concierge will make all your arrangements ahead of your arrival, coordinating arrival times and food preferences. She’ll also arrange restaurant reservations, whale-watching, zip line adventures, surfing lessons, or whatever else you may desire.
Guests typically rave about the chef, who prepares a variety of delicious, traditional Mexican dishes and local specialties using the freshest seafood, fruits and vegetables.
Guests can’t seem to say enough about the staff, who work overtime to make sure your stay is truly relaxing and memorable.
7 Bedrooms, 8.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 20 Guests
Bedroom DetailsBedroom 1 (Green Master Suite): King size bed, En-suite bathroom with bathtub indoor/outdoor shower, Air conditioning, Fan, TV, iPod dock, Office, Private terrace with daybed, Ocean view
Bedroom 2: (Red Master Suite): King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Fan, TV, iPod dock, Private terrace with daybed, Ocean view
Bedroom 3: (Turquoise Room): King size bed, En-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, Air conditioning, Fan, TV, iPod dock, Private terrace with daybed, Ocean view
Bedroom 4: (Orange Room): 2 Queen size beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Fan, TV, iPod dock, Private terrace with daybed, Overlooking the pool, Ocean view
Bedroom 5: (Bunk Room): 2 Double bed, 2 full-size bunkbeds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, TV, iPod dock, Private terrace with daybed, Ocean view
Bedroom 6: (Casita del Mar): King size bed, en-suite bathroom with indoor/outdoor shower and outdoor bathtub, Dual vanity, Air conditioning, Fan, TV, private terrace with daybed, mini-bar with refrigerator and coffee maker, Ocean view
Bedroom 7 (Casita del Jardin): Two Queen size beds, en-suite bathroom with indoor/outdoor shower and outdoor bathtub, Dual vanity, Air conditioning, Fan, TV, private terrace with daybed, mini-bar with refrigerator and coffee maker, Garden view
Flex Room: 4 single futons
Beach DetailsThe property is beachfront, with a private beach cabana right on Kupuri Beach.
Pool DetailsHeated infinity pool
Staff and ServicesButler
Chef - 3 meals per day plus snacks
Concierge - can arrange special parties, restaurant reservations, boat cruises, in-house massages, and more
Transportation is provided to/from the airport for 7 people at a time in our Suburban (we can arrange for taxis if all guests are arriving at the same time, or can do multiple shuttles)
Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)Food and beverage deposit can vary depending on guests food choices.
Location Details45 minute drive from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR)
Villa Notes2 golf carts are provided (4 person and 6 person)
Small wedding/social events accepted – maximum 50 guests
Loud parties end at midnight
Staff hours from 8am – 8pm
There is full-time staff of 5-7 people depending on the size of the group, with additional staff brought on for groups over 10
A signed liability waiver is required to use gold carts
The two new casitas are just steps from the beach, while the main house is a 3-minute walk to the beach through our own beach access path. In addition, the property is next door to the brand new premier Kupuri Beach Club, which offers ocean sports activities like paddle boarding and sailing, as well as a gourmet restaurant, 2 bars, pools, a spa, boutique and game room.
Access to 2 golf courses, tennis and fitness facilities also available at the beach club.
Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.