Casa Dos Estrellas, Costa Careyes
Luciana and Michael Solomon (he's a movie producer; she's actress Luciana Paluzzi, best known as a flame-haired Bond villian in Thunderball) built their house with one thing in mind: "We wanted it to be fun," says Luciana, who decorated with vivid orange, red, and pink fabrics and canary-yellow and turquoise walls. She also added a bocce court, a pool table, and Ping-Pong. It's the perfect party house, with its broad palapa and quirky, multilevel layout (rooms and lounges are tucked into every level; the levels are connected by steps, which lead down to the private beach). And the cook, Irene, is considered one of the area's best. The only drawback is the six bedrooms and bathrooms: They are more plainly decorated and inexpensively done, with basic furniture and indoor-outdoor carpeting, than the common areas. Rates, $56,000 a week in high season; $35,000 a week in low season; includes two maids, a cook, and a driver. On de la Carretera Barra de Navidad-Puerto Vallarta.