"We stayed at Ranchos 9 with a large group of family and friends in November, 2010. We have had the pleasure of renting high end homes throughout the world and this house - run by a highly competent and lovely woman named Soi - is in the top two or three. Soi and her staff are all Four Seasons trained - including the chef who is exceptional. The food is delicious and they can cook whatever you like. Not only are the staff efficient, organised & perfectionists - they are lovely people as well. Our every whim was expertly catered to - from special Vegan meals for some to private yoga lessons, fishing trips, shopping excursions, trips to the gym for others. They even put on a beautifully catered, lively Mexican themed party - set beside the ocean with a ten piece Mariachi band. The web site does not do the property justice. Unlike many sites that manage to have the properties look larger or more colourful than they really are thanks to clever photographic editing, the opposite is true here. The home is far more spectacular in person than is represented online. The architecture of the home is both beautiful and understated. While the home is very large it is at the same time comfortable and relaxing. They have managed to combine extraordinary luxury & top flight service in a relaxed, cozy setting that is very private while being respectful of its surrounding environment. We would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend the home to others."
"We stayed at Rancho 9 instead of booking several rooms/suites at a hotel and was surprised to find that the service is BETTER than any 5 star hotel I have ever stayed at. The food was over the top, the chef was at par with any top restaurant in the world and the margaritas kept coming.
The whole villa is spectacular and having our own private pool, palapa, bar... I'm not big of writing reviews but I felt I had to do this one... Best vacation ever!"
Thanks very much for an unforgetable stay. The warmth and attention to detail of the entire staff, led by Soi, really makes the difference in this place. The chef is top notch by any standard (I lived in NY for 10 years and compares to the top of any top restaurant there), and Marcelino kept bringning the Margaritas non-stop, as well as the goodies for all the children. Rancho 9 is a beautiful property (much nicer than as depicted in the pictures) and it is maintained impecably. Punta Mita is a paradise. My entire family (of 20) enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks again.
"The minute I arrived to Rancho 9 I was speechless.. I felt like I had walked in to the most luxuries property in the whole Pacific coast! The Palapa great room is impeccably decorated and the views are enormous.. Sitting in this indoor/outdoor living room watching the ocean and birds was ZEN. The bedrooms are large, bright and beautiful. The bathrooms are pure luxury!
To top of the best home I have ever seen the service, food, drinks where better than if we had stayed at the Four Seasons. This is Nirvana, for sure one of the best ultra luxury beach properties in the world."