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Extraordinary Villa on the Sand in Private/Gated Surf Beach

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Rental Options: (see RATES section for seasonal rates, and below for other rate and rental options besides full compound/standard rate displayed on your request.

Also, please double check with owner re: dates available as calendar may not be up to date).

FULL COMPOUND: includes The Main house (Casa Rincon), Casa Luna, Casa Sol, Casa Rinconcito and Casa Surf. All five. Sleeps 12 +($50/night for over 12 with owner approval, $100/night for over 14 persons,, with owner approval).

TWO HALF COMPOUND options are available:

CASA RINCON HALF: includes Casa Rincon with both Casa Luna and Casa Sol: sleeps 6-8+

CASA RINCONCITO HALF: which includes Casa Rinconcito along with Casa Surf: sleeps up to 6+,

SPECIAL AND LOWER RATES for even fewer rooms, and people, and longer stays, depending on the season and availability Just ask! Always ask about dates, as I do not post dates.

A beach and surf lover's paradise, this secluded beach and oceanfront property with pool, bordered by a tropical riverbed, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, and on the sand, is located right in front of, and is the closest house to the famous 'Burros' Surf break. Casa Rincon is situated within the lovely Punta del Burro beach community which is one of the oldest beachfront developments in the Punta de Mita and Bay of Banderas area, giving it the charm for which it is renown and making it a highly desirable location, coveted for it's privacy and safety. Not adjacent to any town or village and with gated 24/7 security Punta Del Burro is far, far away from any of the problems associated with other distant areas of Mexico today. No house on this beach gets closer to the famous surf point than Casa Rincon. Hidden away in the unusual privacy, tranquility and quiet of our magical position in the bay, expect to luxuriate and restore yourself while watching the surf, the sunrise, the sunset from the many patios, the Grand Palapa, the long front row seat of our rustic, low stone sea wall patio, from a hammock or from our broad white beach in front. Ideal for extended family reunions, providing multiple gathering places as well as many individual patios for private day dreaming.

Casa Rincon consists of the main house, (Casa Rincon), the 'round' house,(Casa Rinconcito), Casa Surf and two other casitas,(Casa Luna and Casa Sol). Casa Rincon and Casa Rinconcito each have full gourmet kitchens with stone and marlble countertops. All rooms have private patios and balconies. It is fully wheelchair/handicap friendly all the way to the beach! Filled with beautiful tropical hardwoods, stone arches, boveda entry, red tile and palapa roofing, two beehive fireplaces, antiques, folk art, fine pottery, luxurious linens and more, Casa Rincon will become your go to home away from home. Get lost strolling along the secret walkways and patios through expansive tropical vegetation, with always the ocean and beach in sight

An emerald swimming pool fills the courtyard between the kitchen of Casa Rincon and the broad brick walkways leading past Casa Rinconcito on to the Grand Palapa and beach. The Grand Palapa is perfect for lounging in a hammock or dining with it's built in stone and brick table, cushioned equipali leather chairs and elegant hand crafted travertine buffet serving counter and carved marble sink. Lounge in a hammock or chaise amidst coconut palms shading the expansive beachfront stone patios with front row views of the bay, the surf, the point, and the winter sun setting right behind the Marieta Islands. Watch mother and baby whales leap into the air from your chair or hammock!

This property,our bordering riverbed and back property, are lush with rare plants, haliconias, orchids, tropical fruit orchards and tropical bird song; truly a paradise for bird lovers with over 18 species . Books on the local flora, fauna and birdlife are in our library.

Punta del Burro is located 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta and 7 miles south of Punta de Mita enjoying spectacular views of the whole bay with a beautiful beach free of crowds and vendors.

Maid Service: We have a live-in, on site caretaker/gardener/cook, Luis, and daily maid service included. Special arrangements can be made with the owner or our house manager, Pablo Perez, to hire our help or others as cooks. Everyone loves their cooking!

More detailed information about the house, tipping policies, car rental, airport arrival and the area will be emailed to you after your first rental information contact... and certainly before booking!

SURF INFO: The main break at Burros is a fast right with a short left. Waves are usually chest high and can easily reach overhead in summer and winter. As access to this beach is not easy this break is the least crowded in the area.

The main peak at the point travels all the way to the front of the house where there is almost always a safe gentle surf for beginners, boogie boarders, body surfers and swimmers while farther out always a good size wave for anyone. Other surf spots nearby: Destiladeras, Punta de Mita, Sayulita, El Coral, Los Veneros, La Lancha,El Faro.

Surfboards, kayaks and SUP are available to rent for a nominal fee.

Although most people think of visiting during the cooler Winter and Spring months, Casa Rincon is also very beautiful and special during the hotter, wetter Summer months which happen to be our favorite time. The pool provides ideal refreshment, (as well as over 30 fans on the entire property, and air conditioning which we never even use), and all the lush trees provide plenty of shade. What we love more than anything are the exciting lightning and thunder showers, fireflies, fantastic surf, and the vibrant colors of the rainy season. The rains come and go quickly, bringing spectacular sunsets and sunrises, plenty of time in the sun and surf and leaving everything fresh and beautiful. Of course, the Spring and Winter are devine.

To see a longer slideshow of our property please go to the link lower down on this page after the rental rates section.

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More Details

Barbara Dentzel Clerary
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Barbara Dentzel Clerary

Owner is Barbara Dentzel Cleary and family,not all shown here, fresh out of the ocean, and currently residing in Santa Barbara, CA.

Barbara Dentzel Clerary purchased this villa in 2004

Why Barbara Dentzel Clerary chose Bahía de Banderas

This is a long time secret family favorite location. It's a long story how we stumbled upon this property on a surf break that my husband discovered many many years ago...opportunity knocked, and we opened the door. Our door is open for you too!

What makes this villa unique

Great surf,beauty,tranquility, privacy,devine house staff,lovely nieghbors, and basically,a big slice of heaven. Life isn't the same afterwards!You can go in and out of the ocean all day, snacking, reading, strumming a guitar, and napping in between. There's privacy for everyone, and many magical places for gathering together.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear interested seeker: We have been grateful to have lovely and satisfied renters, many who return and some who become family friends, if they aren't already. For years this has been the coveted haven of famous surfers and muscians who have stayed with us or with the previous owners and builders of Casa Rincon. I named our house Casa Rincon because it is tucked into a private beachfront corner, and mostly because my husband's favorite surf spot was Rincon Point, and last but not least, this house now replaces our family's dream ranch on Rincon Mountain. My late husband, Bill Cleary, discovered Burros in the 60's and always wanted to live here. A few years ago we were blessed with the opportunity to buy this house built on the very land he had once dreamed of owning: the closest and most private spot next to the Burros break. Visitors are not only enchanted, but leave feeling stress free and filled up with the tranquility this paradise offers. We feel the same way! Our daughter and I spent the year of 2005-2006 here, she attending the Colegio Americano, while I worked on the house. We have had to return to Santa Barbara where family calls but we return with friends and family as often as possible. Since we are no longer here full time we have decided that Casa Rincon wants to be loved and shared with others, and so we began the adventure of sharing this slice of paradise. Please let us and any other interested renters know how your vacation was and enter something in this online guest book. There is also a guest book in the house for you to scribble in and we would love to add your photos to it. Thanks from all of the Dentzel's and Cleary's. Rest and Enjoy!
Feb 2007
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Bahía de Banderas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) Sleigh bed with trundle, Baby Cribs (2) One full size crib and one port-a-crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Two built in sofa beds, (in Casa Rinconcito and Casa Surf), and one swedish cot if needed, and Swiss Army blow up mattress for Casa Surf loft if desired.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Extraordinary Villa on the Sand in Private/Gated Surf Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Awesome Vacation For 5 Couples

  • 5 of 5

Pablo, Luis & Erica were fantastic. You could stay at another location, but you could never have better service food, convenience and location. The house is secluded, right on the beach with wonderful amenities. Every evening we had Luis bring wood to the beach for our post dancing bonfire on the beach as we watched the hermit crabs travel all over the sand.

They have 2 kayaks, multiple surf boards, ping pong, towels, sun block, etc. The waves never let up and were easy to surf for the beginners and great for the experienced a little further down the beach.

We rented a car and had Luis drive us to any destination we wanted to go: Dinner (Four Seasons), shopping at the Mega, getting more beer and tequila. We loved Casa Rincon and recommend it to anyone looking for a great beach vacation in Mexico.

I also recommend fishing one day at least We saw so many whales and caught over 24 fish. I don't know if it is OK to leave a recommendation, but Fernando was our fishing contact and the experience well worth the effort. We invited he and his wife for breakfast with our group the day before and they are really great people. Web site: Http://

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful time. Makes me very happy. It is a great secret!
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Best Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Rincon is a beautiful place and great location, with amazing staff! My son in law wanted Erika to come home with us, so he could enjoy her fabulous cooking all the time! Dining under the Palapa while watching the surf roll in, was a slice of heaven! We were all saying that Erika’s culinary expertise was definitely 5 stars, plus she is so very sweet! We really enjoyed having our welcoming margaritas and best ever guacamole upon our arrival! We all spent a lot of time in the water; boogie boarding, kayaking, and of course surfing, and loved every minute of it! We also enjoyed playing with the grand babies in the pool! Great memories for all! Pablo took great care of us, picking us up from the airport, getting us a rental car, groceries stocked etc…

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mid April 2016...CO family goes to Casa Rincon

  • 5 of 5

2 adults, 2 young teenagers (12,14). I feel so lucky to have been able to stay at Casa Rincon. I had made prior reservations at a "mega resort" but knew it wasn't the right fit for my family. At a moment's notice, this home became available for our family. I quickly cancelled the resort res and booked Casa Rincon. This place truely is like a slice of heaven. My family was beyond happy with the home and the location. Walking right off the home property to the beach for walking, shell seaking, surfing, sea kyaking, SUP, never a dull moment. We rented a car so we had access to the lovely town of (10 min) La Cruz for fine dining or local street tacos. Very close to Punta de Mita for a more touristy town and to plan excursions. (10min). The staff at the home (housekeeping, cooks, caretaker) were a huge plus and all were very helpful, trustworthy, and delightful to speak Spanish/English with and learn from. The home is completely equipped with lovely linens, beautiful kitchenware/dishes; really more than you need. 30 min from the airport....far enough away but close enough also. The sea wall/back deck was a wonderful place to relax with a cup of coffee or later in the day, margaritas, while our kids searched for sea life and shells. Games, cards, a pool, and a fabulous ping-pong table. This was probably one of the best vacations my family has ever taken and I truly feel that Casa Rincon was a big part of the success. We are so grateful.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful beach getaway - everything as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful 1 week vacation spot for our 4 families with small children. Gorgeous location, all amenities available, perfect beach location. Special shout out to the in house staff that provided all services - cooking, cleaning etc. Cannot recommend highly enough!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northampton, MA, USA

Attention to every detail - Best vacation property ever!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible.... simply incredible. We are so grateful to have found this slice of heaven in the Riviera Nayarit.

Our family of 16 (12 adults and 4 kids) spent an amazing week at Casa Rincon this past christmas week, and from the moment we arrived, we were blown away! From our seamless airport transportation and prestocked groceries (Gracias Pablo!) , to our nightly home cooked, multiple course elaborate Mexican dinners (Gracias Luis y Erica!), to the swim fins & surfboards with GoPro mounts already installed (Gracias Barbara!) - Barbara and her staff have thought of EVERYTHING that a family could possibly need to enjoy themselves, and truly and fully RELAX.

Add to that the unforgettable experiences of surfing with our kids, seeing humpback whales from the palapa at the house, and bonding over day after day of perfect beach weather, our family left Casa Rincon counting the days until we return next year...

We are so grateful to Barbara and her staff for sharing this beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma, California

Perfecto! Absolutamente perfecto!

  • 5 of 5

We were 12 women all enjoying our 50th birthday celebration at Casa Rincon! To say it was incredible is an understatement! Perfectly appointed in every way- from our airport pick ups to the the garlic coconut shrimp- Barbara left no detail untouched! Thank you for providing the best get-away vacation home and thank you for sharing your incredible staff with us! We all wanted to take Luis home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Punta Mita
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Four Seasons
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
In La Cruz, or Punta Mita
Car: recommended

Turtle and whale watching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

I sometimes rent only half the property to smaller groups, so please ask about those rates.The 'CASA RINCON HALF' or the 'CASA RINCONCITO' half. A full description of all rooms and options are in the info file I will send you when you first inquire. I offer discounts for longer stays:please ask about all options.

To reserve your dates a deposit of 50% of the rental fee is required, payable with PayPal, (please add 3.9% fee), wire or bank transfer, or by posting a check. Dates are locked in when deposit is received

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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