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FANTASTIC BEACHFRONT VILLA, A SURFERS PARADISE, 60 MINUTES NORTH OF SAYULITA

Shannon Poulsen

Advertiser since: 2001
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Shannon Poulsen

Advertiser since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2015
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FANTASTIC BEACHFRONT VILLA, A SURFERS PARADISE, 60 MINUTES NORTH OF SAYULITA

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Platanitos Villa Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Bienvenida a Casa Sonrisa

Come discover a hidden paradise, and experience the life of private luxury. Casa Sonrisa is a beachfront villa with a stunning setting and incomparable views. Our rates include a full time maid service which adds to the relaxation. Our manager also offers as an option a personal chef service.

Enjoy wonderful, uncrowded surf out your backdoor and beach comb miles of pristine coastline along a protected Turtle Reserve. Relax poolside, have delicious meals prepared for you and meditate to the soothing sound of the waves beneath.

Come for the rhythm of nature, escape from the traffic, tourists and high prices to another world. Come for the real, enchanting Mexico. Stroll through the small villages, go to a fiesta, learn a little Spanish and embrace the wonderful people.

If you'd like to view the virtual tour, see the link at the end of this listing. Thanks!

Keywords: House, villa, rental, surf, beachfront, ocean, waves, Sayulita, Mexico,beach.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Shannon Poulsen (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2001
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2015

About Shannon Poulsen

My family and I travel all over the world. When our bags are unpacked this is where we choose. Truly an enchanting place. This is the place to be if you are looking for a fantastic place to enjoy Mexico.

Shannon Poulsen purchased this villa in 2002

Why Shannon Poulsen chose Platanitos

We chose just North of Sayulita for the Enchanting Location and the wonderful, friendly people, and surfing, surfing surfing! It really does not get any better than this!

Our kids prefer being in Mexico, and the villa over anywhere else.

When you are enjoying a stay in Villa Sonrisa, you will feel completely welcome and right at home. A very private, upscale yet back to nature adventure.

We searched high and low and when we found this place we fell in love!

What makes this villa unique

We surf daily in uncrowded, consistant waves. Our kids love the friendly locals and the food is just too yummy!

Turtle season is enchanting, this place is like living the discovery channel!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Peaceful and quiet on a calm beach. Punta el Custodio, 45-50 minutes north, is certainly appealing, a point of land jutting into the Pacific some 30 feet above the ocean and a superb, secluded beach (a favored surf spot on the Riviera Nayarit) on which 14 unique villas have been built over the years amid lush tropical vegetation. The location, a 10 minute walk from the half-dozen beachfront palapa restaurants of the tiny fishing village of Platanitos, is favored by those intent on relaxing with family or friends away from the city, and enjoying all this special place has to offer - long walks on the pristine beach, a reliable surf break, snorkeling in crystal clear water, swimming safe enough for children to enjoy, paddling up the nearby protected estuary with its spectacular local and migratory bird life, spotting the occasional Ridley turtle (or helping their protected hatchlings make their way into the water), fishing along the shoreline or above the natural reef a half-mile offshore along the route of the Humpback whales, or horseback riding along the shore or up into the hills to discover the local petroglyphs. Paradise for those who for a time can do without the exciting nightlife, noise, and shopping of Puerto Vallarta or other coastal towns an hour or two away.
Nov 2014
  • 1 of 10
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Fantastic Beachfront villa, a surfers paradise, 60 minutes North of Sayulita
average rating of 4.75 based on 26 reviews
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Fantastic Beachfront villa, a surfers paradise, 60 minutes North of Sayulita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10041vb
+1 -530 214 0567
Platanitos Nayarit
Jackson Hole, WY
5

Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5
The home is in a beautiful location. The pictures on VRBO are an accurate reflection of the property. The beach and surf is great, with very few people - if any. I was there is November and the weather was perfect, not too hot and the water temperature was nice. The nearby towns and drive to the house were fun and interesting to see - with very few tourists.
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to hear that Casa Sonrisa , and Punta El Custodio have Another! Thrilled fan.
We will continue to work hard in building a long list of return guests.
Always, always happy to find another fan!
business
Fantastic Beachfront villa, a surfers paradise, 60 minutes North of Sayulita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10041vb
+1 -530 214 0567
Platanitos Nayarit
San Diego, CA
5

Jewel of the Mexican Riviera

  • 5 of 5
We feel so fortunate to have been able to stay at Casa Sonrisa. Although it's a long trek from Puerto Vallarta, you really feel as though you are enjoying an undiscovered part of Mexico. Our little VW Gol managed its way on the cobblestone and dirt road up to the complex on a jungle-covered point that looks like it could have been in any tropical part of the world. Pela (Lizeth was on vacation) made gorgeous arrangements from tropical flowers picked right from our front yard. We opted to prepare our own food because we had some zealous cooks, but honestly, it would have been so much more convenient to book the meal plan since the larger markets are at least 30 minutes away....difficult if you forget or run out of something. The house was amazing and opened up to the outside. It was a little uncomfortable at night because we were there in the hot season and the floor/ceiling fans gave little relief to the heat and humidity. We got eaten alive by little flies that didn't seem to be bothered by mosquito repellant. Not sure if mosquito nets would have helped us sleep better, but it was probably due to the weather. We spent alot of time in the mini pool at the house and at the community pool at the edge of the complex. We were the only ones there for a majority of the time so it felt very private, tropical and exclusive.
Most of us had problems connecting to the wi-fi, which was only at the guard shack. People were only able to connect with their phones, not larger electronics like tablets or computers. that helped us focus on relaxing instead of doing work back home, so maybe it was a blessing in disguise. Overall, i loved the house, the complex and the nature surrounding it all. I wish there had been a little relief from the heat and the bugs, but we probably went during the hot season. It really is a jewel for those who like exploring off the beaten (and touristy) path.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We are very happy that you find the villa and the location as enchanting as our family does. It really is a magical place, and we feel lucky to have stumbled upon it.
As far as the time of year to travel, yes, the summer is the rainy season, and this brings a lot of bugs. Big ones and small ones. And it can get hot too. :). Now, the fall , winter and early spring months are a different story. The temperature is perfect, and far fewer bugs. During the winter months, you will even need a blanket or two, as the nights can get cool.
As far as the Internet connection. Again during the rainy season, it can be challenging. We are working on obtaining a better connection, and do feel we will have it figured out by the new year.Our guest, as do we, as much as we like the idea of being unplugged, really need to stay connected. And high speed is essential .
Thanks again, and hope to hear from you again,
Shannon
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Fantastic Beachfront villa, a surfers paradise, 60 minutes North of Sayulita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10041vb
+1 -530 214 0567
Platanitos Nayarit
Mexico
5

GRACIAS TOTALES!

  • 5 of 5
ESTIMADA SHANNON.-


CON EL GUSTO Y PLACER DE SALUDARTE Y DARTE LAS GRACIAS POR HACERNOS PASAR UNAS VACACIONES INOLVIDABLES EN TU VILLA.

LA ATENCION DE LIZETH FUE ESTUPENDA Y SUS RECOMENDACIONES TAMBIEN, TIENES UNA COLABORADORA CON ALTA CALIDAD HUMANA Y DE SERVICIO.

ESPERAMOS VOLVER A ESTAR EN VILLA SONRISA MUY PRONTO Y ADEMAS CUENTA CON NUESTRA AMPLIA RECOMENDACION ENTRE NUESTROS FAMILIARES Y AMIGOS.


TE ENVIO UN CORDIAL SALUDO.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Fantastic Beachfront villa, a surfers paradise, 60 minutes North of Sayulita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10041vb
+1 -530 214 0567
Platanitos Nayarit
Guadalajara, Mexico
5

Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
I was in Platanitos with my family: everybody enjoyed it! It was just as beautiful as the internet pictures, quiet and simply relaxing...i deffinitely recomend it and will certainly come back again!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Fantastic Beachfront villa, a surfers paradise, 60 minutes North of Sayulita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10041vb
+1 -530 214 0567
Platanitos Nayarit
Guadalajara
5

Speechless home, amazing views...fantastic family trip!

  • 5 of 5
Speechless! Is the only word that came to my mind to try to explain the experience we had at your stunning house Shannon! It has everything for a perfect vacation. The house is up the hill (of Platanitos Beach) in a very private and luxury gated community, with amazing facilities, heated pool, surrounded by beautiful gardens and the most amazing views to the Pacific Mexican Ocean. Liz was very nice and helpful! No doubt we will come back again since we felt in love of your house and Platanitos beach (perfect for kids).
We had the perfect family trip!
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Fantastic Beachfront villa, a surfers paradise, 60 minutes North of Sayulita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10041vb
+1 -530 214 0567
Platanitos Nayarit
5

Best Vacation Ever!!

  • 5 of 5
I believe that this was our 5th trip back to Villa Sonrisa. This is our family's favorite vacation spot. We enjoy playing in the ocean, visiting the turtle santuary, horseback riding, whale watching and also visiting the small towns that are close to Platanitos. Shannon is wonderful to work with. She has been very helpful in answering all of my questions (especially before our first trip). We have also come to love the house manager, Lizeth. Lizeth makes us feel very welcome and she has taught me the secret to making refried beans! I highly recommend Villa Sonrisa.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Playa Platanitos
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Plenty of fresh fish restaurants- Great food :)
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Turtle Beach, and Playa Platanitos

We are located on a beautiful quiet beach, which is also an official turtle reserve. During the nesting season you may visit the turtle research camp. Here you can experience the hatching and the release of these endangered animals. This is a truly memorable experience.

Perhaps you would like to enjoy fishing, whale watching, bird watching or even horseback riding on the beach? The possibilities of a new adventure are endless.

Our family's favorite days are busy with walking and exploring the little pueblas, surfing or hiking to a wonderful waterfall. Let your imagination run wild!

See a link below for a virtual tour!

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Availability & Rates

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Platanitos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring rates
Jan 4 2015 - May 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
$285
$1,999
 
 
Summer rates
May 2 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,680
 
 
Fall rates
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$260
$1,800
 
 
Xmas/New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$460
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$260
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes We try our best to accommodate all guest inquires. Please feel free to send me your vacation budget, and I will see if we can make it happen. Ok!
As a guest of Villa Sonrisa, you will feel right at home, with plenty of privacy, yet still all the assistance you desire available, just around the corner.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Platanitos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathroom 1 and 2 are master suites, private. The 3rd full bath is shared with 3rd and 4th bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Another master suite w same views and sea below...WOW!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A private master suite, wonderful views and sea just below.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Attached to full bath, small, comfy :) 2nd bed can be moved.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This wonderful room. Views, attatched Jack & Jill fullbath.
  • Matrimonial size beds, 1 in each room, 4th bedroom(very small room) has a twin trundle bed which sleeps 2.A new pack and play is available to use as a crib.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Full laundry, BBQ, 24 hour Security, Daily Maid Service/Cook, Fresh Water, onsite manager, kayaks and surfboard.

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5 - 7 night minimum stay
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  • 3 BA,
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