Secluded Hacienda Style Villa that hosts 8 with 4 bedrooms + loft / 5.5 baths
Jossie Torres Gill ~ Owner / Manager
- english, spanish
About Jossie Torres Gill ~ Owner / Manager
Bienvidos! I am Jossie Torres Gill and La Villa Bella ...su Hacienda is my family's home away from home. This villa was built as a special gift from my family to celebrate my Mexican heritage and now we share La Villa Bella with you. Located on Mexico's West coast in the beautiful region of Riviera Nayarit, La Villa Bella is not your typical vacation spot. Our private hacienda style villa in a tropical paradise will excite your soul and calm your senses. LVB is a destination resort that can accommodate eight guests comfortably. LVB is the perfect destination for a quiet getaway, a couple retreat, tranquil honeymoon / anniversary / celebration and small events. Call me personally for details or leave a message: 1-303-862-2043 US. Be sure to ask me about our extended daily rates! I don't siesta until I vacation at LVB ...looking forward to your call. Hasta Luego! Jossie Torres Gill
Jossie Torres Gill ~ Owner / Manager purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Jossie Torres Gill ~ Owner / Manager chose Zacualpan
Want to make a special event -- really special ...consider hosting the occasion at a Mexican hacienda in a tropical paradise with waving coconut palms, flowering vegetation and ocean sounds as the background. Greet your guests as they pass through a traditional Mexican portico into a blooming court yard complete with an oasis spa, a cascading water fall and hacienda ambiance that will dazzle the senses. Congratulate and thank your guests from the balcony of a colonial style hacienda adorned with flowering streamers, blooming bouquets and colorful garland. Consider a mariachi band and a fiesta Mexican catered for the special occasion. Make a memory that will last a lifetime! Through cooperative arrangements with other villa owners inside the gated community, La Villa Bella and Punta El Custodio can accommodate a personal private event. LVB IS A DESTINATION RESORT AND A MEAL PLAN IS AVAILABLE AND RECOMENDED ...PLEASE INQUIRE WITH THE OWNER / ME! 303.862.2043 US. JOSSIE TORRES GILL COMIDA MUY RICA! Consult with us about your special event in Mexico -- and make a dream come true!
What makes this Villa unique
Soak up the rays by the fabulous paradise pool while unwinding the psychic. Consider a splash in your own Oasis Spa followed by a full body massage from our local masseuse -- oil of your choice and aroma therapy available. Ask about details! Want something more physical: kayak the peninsula, beach comb the coastline, jog the ocean front, surf the waves and boogey-board the breaker that runs for miles. Want something less physical: observe the surrounding jungle, visit the bird estuary or turtle farm, whale watch from the point and sniff -- try to name, the abundant flowers as you count butterflies. La Villa Bella is a destination resort with many inside the gate activities for short stay guests. For those desiring other type outside activities, there are Mexican style shopping options, tourist attractions, social events, religious holidays -- as well as local rodeos, soccer tournaments and fiestas that can be considered. On request we will supply a lengthy list of possible options -- with an explanation and time line for scheduling when we know the details. Check out the photo section ...and ask about events! Most activities outside the compound will require transportation and a driver -- so consult with us as early as possible so we can accommodate the request. Costs associated with the special events or services may be paid by credit card or cash -- and cash is always appreciated.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, spacious, well appointed villa. Clean, peaceful area, in gated community.
Would definitely recommend this villa. We had two families of 7 people, with older kids. We had plenty of space for our group to gather inside or outdoors, with several thoughtfully arranged spots for smaller groups or individuals to enjoy on the property.
The master bed has a foam mattress topper, and I'd like to suggest this would make the other beds more comfortable. There were a few in our group that found the beds too firm. I doubled up a blanket under me and was very comfortable.
We used our rental cars to travel to many villages in the area. We found a gorgeous waterfall, El Cora. Great hike.
It helps to have some knowledge of the Spanish language in this more remote area. Our cook, Chelo, was patient with my attempts to communicate. We had other members more fluent, thank goodness.
I liked using the meal plan. No cooking or clean up for us. Much of the food was really delicious. Chelo and Irene cleaned the villa daily and prepped and cooked. Perfect!
We were there in February. The beach was super private, very few people, water was super warm. We like to boogie board, and people surf there. Boards are available at the office on the property.
The property surrounding the villa is beautiful, well kept, with spectacular views of the ocean.
I have to mention that my family is allergic to bug bites and the sand flies were especially brutal. The other family we were with had hardly any bites. Read up on these bugs before you go if you have a tendency to get mosquito bites. Sand flies are jejenes, or what we call noseeums. We should have been better prepared.
Jossie, the owner, was easy to work with, answered questions as we planned our trip. It was a fantastic vacation villa that I would recommend.
Amazing Hidden Gem
I have rented a lot of vacation houses and the location in proximity of cities of this one was totally different, it is its own eden very cool property for a development. The house and property is very well appointed. The surrounding areas is about all you could ask for in a vacation get away. At first I was concerned that it may be to far out of town there was no wifi and very little cell coverage if any. I soon came to the realization that we would need to entertain ourselves and we soon huddled a little closer (6 of us) and we had more fun playing card games, swimming in the pool at the house and also the main pool, playing at the beach, checking out surrounding towns and this was with teenagers and young adults that have never been without cellular coverage. A great place to unplug which is hard to find these days. Chelo and the rest of the staff took great care of us, we had a meal plan which meant no cooking, highly recommend. The actual town of Plantanitos is a beach with a few open authentic mexican beach fair "restaurants" all seafood all day was delicious and the people were great they offered to deliver food if we wanted. Jose the owner was very accommodating in regards to my requests for certain days for the meals we were gone a few days exploring and new we would be away Chelo also kept track of our needs. Overall I believe it was one of the best memories we could have made. The only draw back was I was not prepared for the "noseeums" little nat type bugs that are heaviest at dusk, by the time I realized and started with some bug spray the damage was done they had gotten my legs. I spoke to a guy that does fishing tournaments out of San Blas which is 50km north and he told me that they take Vitamin B a day or two before and they don't get bit or need to use the bug spray not sure of dosage. Bring some games and grow some memories I would recommend this place highly. Thanks Jose
La villa bella is a safe wonderful place to stay
Everything was just beautiful
A true "Ocean Villa" experience, but there were a few things we wished we'd known.
We had a week long family reunion at Villa Bella with six adults. Villa Bella feels like a beautiful country villa. The spacious, beautifully decorated buildings are surrounded by lots of jungly foliage, palm trees, and giant old trees. The staff made every effort to make us comfortable. We chose to cook for ourselves, but it was a true luxury to have Chelo do the dishes and tidy our rooms. Also, the location, out on a remote point edged by a river, offers many opportunities for observing nature, long walks, kayaking, surfing and enjoying the beach. Horseback riding and a few other activities are available. The house has a booklet that describes these, but it is not accurate, so go to the office to find out what is possible.
Some of the things we didn't understand until we got there are:
Villa Bella is one of about 10 homes in a development called Punta Custodio. They share a security system with walls and a guard, roads paths and landscaping, optional activities such as fishing trips, a beautiful community pool, and staff who perform maintenance.
We were worried about the dirt road into the place because blog comments portrayed it as containing “craters” and did not describe how long it was. It is actually less than a kilometer and all but the smallest or sportiest car can navigate the pot holes. So don't bring your Ferrari and you'll be OK.
We found that if you navigate to “Villa Exotica” in Google Maps, it will get you almost all the way there. When you get into Platanitas just drive straight past all the buildings along the beach and at the end of town, go straight up the hill. This is where the bumpy road starts. Go straight all the way to the front gate of Punta Custodio. The security guard will direct you to your villa from there. NOTE: We found that the owner’s directions were not entirely accurate and were a little hard to follow because no distances.
We were very glad we'd rented surf boards from Gecko car rentals in Bucerias on our way up from Puerto Vallarta. The surf is remarkable in that there's almost always at least some surf there, even when the ocean appears to be glassy. We're beginning surfers and we had a good time. More skilled surfers appeared to be having fun too, but all the rides are short. This is a great place for boogie boarding.
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Our time at La Villa Bella was incredible. The house was beautiful and the staff were so wonderful. My husband and 3 children spent 9 days over the holiday. The weather was amazing, the beach was incredible and very private and it felt like you had the whole place to yourself. The pool was also great! My kids loved it. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful vacation this is the place to go!
Beautiful hidden gem next to a warm ocean!
My family and I stayed here 10 days over Christmas/ New Year. Prior to arrival , communication was pretty good with the owner Jossie. We arrived late on Christmas Eve and arranged to meet Chello in the square at Zacaulpan. However, driving in the dark, being given wrong directions by a gas station attendant and a major road being dug up and re routed, our arrival was over 2 hours late and was not the best start to the vacation. Jossie was very accommodating over the phone and helpful and eventually we found our way. In the light of day, we found the Villa to be very beautiful. The road leading to the villa is not for the faint hearted. It has craters, not pot holes, so you need to keep your eyes peeled! The Villa is very well equipped, although it did not have the mosquito nets hanging, the hammock or music library as stated. Chello came 8 days of our 10 to clean. We prepared all of our own food. There is a T.V, which thankfully we did not need to use too much but it is only for D.V.Ds and the selection was not great. A lot did not work due to the region and unless you like horror films, the choice was not so great.We only used the T.V a little bit but as a suggestion, for families travelling with small children, it might be nice to have some more options for little ones for the rare times T.V might be needed.
The beach (Playa de Tortugas) was lovely. Desserted and stretched for miles. Ocean was lovely and warm. No lifeguards but on different days the current was quite safe.
Our 4 and 7 year old boys loved it. Although there are 14 properties, you never felt over looked by neighbours. Each villa is unique.
If you want an escape from noise, technology and traffic, this is a prime destination.
*Community pool had very little beds to use and pool was icey cold.
*It would be nice to have more information at the villa of excursions and local information. Could not find the mentioned suggestion/ notebook?
*Maybe some family board games to use would be nice for quiet nights in.
*Beds VERY firm.
Those are minor details, to an otherwise perfect trip.
Platanitos was great for local fish and very local restaurants. Tortillas amazing at Restaurant Ruiz!
Would definitely return to the area. Its very unspoilt.
Located on Mexico's Pacific coast in the beautiful region of Riviera Nayarit, La Villa Bella ...su Hacienda is not a typical commercial vacation resort. Our private Mediterranean style hacienda villa will calm your senses and refresh your soul in a tropical paradise.
Unlike a commercial destination, La Villa Bella su hacienda is our retreat home away from home . We can accommodate couples or groups up to eight individuals.
La Villa Bella su hacienda is the perfect spot for quiet getaways, couple retreats, tranquil honeymoons and small family gatherings.
La Villa Bella is a destination resort with activities available for leisure relaxation on-site. For those desiring other outside activities, there are Mexican style shopping options, cultural attractions, social events, religious holidays -- as well as local rodeos, soccer tournaments and fiestas.
On request, the LVB staff will make suggestions for outside-the-gate activities and local options. Ask for details! When calling for rates and reservations, be sure to ask about our extended day rates as well!
Jossie Torres Gill