Sophisticated villa set in the of the Old World charm of Gringo Gulch, featuring original artwork from famous artists, elegant furnishings and sweeping views of bay and city skyline.

Rich in Puerto Vallarta history from the jet set days of the Burton/Taylor era (the couple lived down the street) Casa Tabachin was John Huston’s headquarters while filming “Night of the Iguana” and later when he built his compound on the south shore of the bay in Las Caletas.

This Mediterranean style resort home on the hill in Gringo Gulch has been completely renovated with a contemporary flair.  Perfect central location puts you steps from world class dining and shopping in the vibrant Malecon area. Los Muertos beach is a short walk along the water front promenade or thru the lush gardens of the Isla Cuale.

Casa Tabachin features a huge pool area perfect for entertaining. The main level has a beautiful open air dining area and breathtaking views. The upper level has a sumptuous master suite that opens onto another outdoor living area with bar and an 8 person Jacuzzi/splash pool.

4 Bedroom Rates5 Bedroom Rates6 Bedroom Rates7 Bedroom Rates8 Bedroom Rates

4 Bedroom Rate Per Night

Rate includes Tax

  • Value Season (May-Oct) $750
  • Peak Season (Nov-Apr) $950
  • Christmas/New Year $2,400

5 Bedroom Rates Per Night

Rate Includes Tax

  • Value Season (May-Oct) $850
  • Peak Season (Nov-Apr) $1,100
  • Christmas/New Year  $2,400

6 Bedroom Rate Per Night

Rate Includes Tax

  • Value Season (May-Oct) $950
  • Peak Season (Nov-Apr)  $1,200
  • Christmas/New Year  $2,400

7 Bedroom Rate Per Night

Rate Includes Tax

  • Value Season (May-Oct) $1100
  • Peak Season (Nov-Apr)  $1400
  • Christmas/New Year  $2400

8 Bedroom Rate Per Night

Rate Includes Tax

  • Value Season (May-Oct) $1200
  • Peak Season (Nov-Apr)  $1600
  • Christmas/New Year  $2400

Property Features


Historic Gringo Gulch District, El Centro, Puerto Vallarta

  • Located on the hill above the Main Plaza and Malecon Oceanfront Boardwalk in the historic downtown area.
    • Public stairway outside the villa’s entrance to the Main Plaza. Across the plaza is the Malecon.
    • Another public stairway outside the entrance leads to the Isla Cuale, a pedestrian park on the Rio Cuale that connects to Los Muertos Beach
  • Popular Los Muertos Beach in the Romantic Zone of Old Town Vallarta is an easy walk along the Isla Cuale or Malecon, a beautiful pedestrian area through a fashionable tourist zone. A variety of beach clubs and some of the best restaurants in town are found on Los Muertos; lounges and umbrellas provided 20 feet from water’s edge with food and bar service all day.
  • Unlimited shopping, dining and strolling in this vibrant tourist area of El Centro Puerto Vallarta.


  • 6 bedrooms with ensuite baths in the main villa
  • 2 bedroom Guest House three floors below street level
  • Half bath and outdoor shower in pool area
  • Bed Configuration
    • 6 bedrooms in the main villa:
      • 4 bedrooms with king bed – Two of the king bedrooms are considered master suites.
        • One Master Suite is on the upper level and opens onto a terrace with seating area, bar and Jacuzzi.
        • The other Master Suite opens onto the pool terrace and features a living area, bar and refrigerator.
      • 1 bedroom with queen bed – main level
      • 1 bedroom with two single beds – upper level (can be converted to king)
    • 2 bedroom Guest House is self-contained and features:
      • Living area and kitchen
      • One television in the living area
      • Each bedroom has private bath, king bed and air conditioning
      • Views of town, partial view of bay
  • Bedroom Features – each of the 6 bedrooms in the main villa includes:
    • air conditioning
    • television
    • safe for guest valuables
  • Baths include:
    • blow dryer
    • soap
    • linens/towels


  • Local cable TV
    • There is a television in each of the 6 bedrooms in the main villa. The Guest House has a television in the living area.
  • Sound System with Mp3/USB port and CD player
    • The main level and pool area are wired for sound.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vonage Line with US number – Free calls to US and Canada
  • Gourmet Kitchen, completely outfitted
  • Water purification system; tap water is filtered.


  • Large Heated Pool and Pool Bar on lower level with views of bay and town
  • Jacuzzi and Bar on upper level with views of bay and town
  • Beach Towels provided



  • Cook – 2 times per day
    • sit-down service for breakfast and dinner
    • light appetizers and bar service poolside in the early afternoon
  • Housekeeping
  • Night Watchman
  • Arrival service
    • Welcome appetizers and drinks provided courtesy of the villa
    • Pre-stocking of groceries

Extra Cost

  • Food and beverage – itemized receipts from grocery and liquor store will be provided.
  • Full Staff on Sunday or Holidays. If your arrival or departure falls on a Sunday, the villa will include applicable staff service.
  • Airport Transfers
  • Shopping Fee – a small fee will be added to grocery receipts to cover staff’s transportation to and from the grocery and liquor store.


We can arrange in advance:

  • In-house spa service
  • Catamaran for Sunset Cruise
  • Whale watching Nov-Mar
  • Snorkeling Tour with lunch afterwards on the jungle beach of Yelapa
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Zip lining


  • 30 minute drive south of Puerto Vallarta airport
  • 5 minute walk to restaurants, shopping, nightlife on Malecon oceanfront boardwalk
  • 10 minute walk to Los Muertos Beach in the Romantic Zone
  • 15 minute drive to super markets in Hotel Zone
  • 5 minute drive to clinic with ER


  • Maximum 16 guests
  • Smoking in outside areas