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Unique Villa on Beach In Front of Burro’s Surf Break in Private/Gated Community

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Bahía de Banderas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10 - 12)

This beach lover's ocean front property, which also borders a lush palm-surrounded riverbed, is located on the sand directly in front of the well known 'Burro's' surf break, in a community called Punta del Burro. It is one of the earliest Punta Mita developments, which accounts for both its charm and its isolation – it is not adjacent to any town or village, and, as the rest of Punta Mita, it is far from any of the problems currently associated with border towns and other urban centers in Mexico. It is private, it is safe, and you will experience the luxury of being able to watch the surf from either the patio in front of the main house, the private palapa off the Master Bedroom, or under the palm trees in the cozy sand-level sitting area.

The property consists of 4 'casas':

1. Casa Selvatica, the main house in front on the beach, and two cottages, Casa Buena Suerte and Casa Lilia in the gardens in back. Casa Selvatica is over 2000 square feet, has a living room, dining room, well-stocked kitchen, a guest room (queen bed) with patio downstairs and an entire master bedroom suite (king bed) upstairs with private palapa/patio look out area out over the ocean. Sleeps 4.

In back in the garden is:

2. Casa Buena Suerte, a suite with a large bedroom (king bed), a living room with two sleepable couches and a kitchenette. (Sleeps 2 - 4)

And finally, on the path to the beach is:

3. Casa Lilia, a studio with queen bed also with a small kitchenette.

The three 'Casas' can sleep from 8 to 10 people.

4. As of May 2016, the new Star Patio - a loft apartment up in the trees - half covered by Palapa (thatched roof), half in the open air. Sleeps 2

Depending on your wishes and numbers of guests, you may rent the main house or a bungalow - we have various combinations to make it work for you. Please email to discuss.

Designed by architect Cristina Duque, these houses are full of creative exotic touches and unique approaches to design using tropical hard woods, cantera (Mexican volcanic stone), coral and marble. The large sweeping walkways, open air living areas, and high bamboo ceilings keep the houses cool year round. Tropical rare plants, orchids, haliconias, gingers, palms, cycads, fern trees, etc., dot the lush abundant landscaping designed by botanist Carlos Sacamano. Over 18 varieties of tropical birds are ever-present visitors to this beach, these gardens and the palm forest next to the river bed.

The Casa Selvatica property is located on just under an acre of land in Punto del Burro, one of Riviera Nayarit's most desirable secluded neighborhoods. The Punta del Burro community is gated, private and secure with 24/7 guard service. It is located approximately 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, 5 miles before the Punta De Mita Four Seasons Hotel, 3 miles past the new International Marina in Cruz de Huanacaxtle and 15 minutes from the surf town, Sayulita. Punto del Burro is secure, quiet, and beautiful, offering spectacular views of the bay as well as a fabulous white sand beach free of crowds and vendors.

If you enjoy walking through gardens and palm forests, you can find at the back of the property a newly planted orchard of many varieties of bananas, papayas, pineapples, oranges, lemons, limes, limas, tangerines, grapefruit, lychees, passion fruit, guavas, guanabanas (cheramoyas), mangos and avocados. Given the incredible growth patterns in the tropics, many of the trees are starting to bear and you may find your own 100 lb. bunch of bananas hanging in front of the house. Depending on the time of year, you might also find a vegetable garden full of many varieties of lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, peas and many herbs: basil, oregano, parsley, chives, cilantro, etc.

The beauty of this property is that not only is it sitting directly on the sand in front of one of the area's best surf breaks, but it borders a lush tropical river bed with paths that go back through bamboo patches and palm trees ending up in an orchard surrounded by pink and orange bouganvilla plants - a true paradise for surfers, beach lovers, bird watchers, photographers, nature lovers and anyone who relishes the privacy and solitude afforded by a spectacular property and house located at the end of the road!

See the latest video of the surf on two of Punta del Burro's breaks: 1. 'Pools' and 2. In front of Casa Selvatica. You can view the video at: YouTube: Burro's Surf Break Casa Selvatica

HOLIDAY 2016: Dec. 17 - Jan. 3

There is a ONE WEEK minimum over the holidays: At least one week for Christmas and one week for New Years. Please email owner for pricing during this time

SURF INFO from Ryan:

The main peak at Burros is a fast rippable right with a short left. Often there is another peak which will have good lefts and the occasional fast right with a fun beach break as well. Directly in front of the house is a very forgiving wave, perfect for beginners - however, many prefer it to the point as it is never crowded. This wave also happens to be perfect for boogie boarders and stand up paddle boarders! Burros is known to hold any size swell as well as be a wave magnet when other spots aren't breaking. I would say the surf is usually chest high with bigger sets.

Other breaks nearby are Destilladeros, Veneros, La Lancha, El Coral, Anclote, El Faro, and, of course, Sayulita.

Wavehunters Website:

'The best surf in winter is found around Punta de Mita and inside the Bay of Banderas on the sheltered reefs such as Burros, Playa La Lancha, and El Faro.'

Surf-mexico Website:

'Surfers In the Burros area report a sand and rock bottom with a right reef break and occasional barrels working with a west swell.'

Amigosurfmexico Website:

'Surf in The North Shore of Banderas Bay: Punta Mita faces due South, with deep-water canyons focusing exceptional waves at off shore reefs. Punta del Burro and Destiladeras Beach among others, have the swells often times swing in with full Pacific power and it is usual to enjoy 8-12 ft waves throughout the year.'

Keywords: Rent one bungalow - or two - or the entire property located on the beach in small community of 20 houses. Perfect learners' wave right in front of the house! Surfboards, Stand Up Paddle Boards & Kayaks available.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Lori Cleary
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2016

About Lori Cleary

Our family has loved this house since it was first built in the late eighty's by friends of the family. The builder was a botanist, the architect won a prize for this her first house, and our family loved the surf in front of the house. It had had a couple of owners before we found it again in 2003 but it has been brought back to its former glory and it is loved by all who visit. It is truly a magic house in a paradise setting.

Lori Cleary purchased this house in 2003

Why Lori Cleary chose Nayarit

Because this location is beautiful, private and safe - and you can watch the surf from all the patios!

It provides an easy vacation:

you can surf, paddle board, swim, boogie board or snorkel right in front of the house;

the property is surrounded by a palm forest and bordered by river bed and therefore will stay cool in the summer;

as it sits on a hill, there is usually a breeze and thus very few mosquitos;

you can sit in the swing (with a beer or glass of wine) and watch your kids or friends surfing in front of the house;

the house has all the ocean or surf toys you will need;

and if you hire Octavio, you can never leave the property: he will shop, cook and clean up!

And Jovanna will put the house in order every morning.

It's a unique property and everyone who stays leaves looking healthy, happy and all saying the same thing: 'we will be back!'

(read the comments!)

What makes this house unique

Very colorful gardens, beach views and sunsets.

Solitude, Privacy and Security

Private beach with very few people in a tropical palm forest setting.

Great surf 80% of the time.

Gourmet chef available.

Rental Car Available.

Surfboards, SUPs, Boogie, Kayaks, masks, snorkels and fins.


based on 40 traveler reviews

Unique Villa on Beach In Front of Burro’s Surf Break in Private/Gated Community
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5

thank you so much for an exceptional place to stay! your home is majical! Pablo and Jovanna and every one of your staff were amazing and incredibly helpful. Sky (at punta mita surf shop) was amazing too! and all the guys there! and we loved your friend who has margaritas, absolutely a high note! we loved the street tacos restaurant in bucerias too! such a great time lori, thank you....

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Special Special Casas

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at the three different rental houses/units last week of April in 2016. Overall amazing experience. Perfect long board waves right infront...short board break just a few steps to the right. We have different ages groups in our party and overall went well. Youngest was 5 and eldest was 72. Highly recommed using the chefs/cooks - Octavio/Adriana - need to speak spanish or communicate somehow but they are so great and accommodating. Pablo was incredibly responsive with any random need. While we had a family trip, the grounds and house were very romantic and I'd be back with just my wife alone! Hope to be there again very soon. Only note for families with young kids is the reef/coral in water can be slippery so bring sand shoes and note the beach closer to the hotel down the beach is better. We also went to hotel just a couple minutes south for the day and at public beach and it was very kid friendly. Overall awesome experience!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Surf & Good vibes

  • 5 of 5

Hi Lori,

Thank you for all of the support. Everything is good and beautiful.

Casa Selvatica a very special place.

Casa Lilia is so charming. I am impressed with the love joy in all the details. I feel well taken care of in all respects.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Wow just wow!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a paradise! First they set you up. Roberto picked us up at the airport, and patiently waited at the Mega Mart while we stocked up on groceries and got some cash. The house itself is a comfortable work of art, that is so well situated in the palms that you have all the privacy you could ask for, and can always keep cool from the shade. The other thing that contributes to the privacy is how the house sits perfectly up above the beach. The details in the house and guest house are so unique. That indoor / outdoor kitchen, and the outdoor sink, are two things that really stood out. Lori and her staff have all the details covered. It was our first trip to a foreign country with our 10 month old, and it couldn't have been more safe or perfectly suited for a family. Pablo was willing to help us out in any way. He and Roberto set us up with two play pen cribs,, and a baby chair, and we could totally trust Jovana to even baby sit for us a little bit (my wife and wanted to surf together a couple times). Pablo also set us up with a great little rental car, and it being my birthday, we hired Octavio to prepare an amazing meal, while looking over the ocean. I am a surfer, and I was impressed with their board selection. It covers all ranges - short boards, hybrids and long boards. They also have standup paddle boards. The breaks up and down the beach are awesome. The Burros right is world class, but I had an amazing left pretty much to myself, just across the channel that you paddle out. Pay attention to Lori's suggestions as well. "Tacos on the Street" is super tasty and fun, and "Margaritas" in Punta De Minta is a great little place right on the beach. This is a place we will continue to come back to no question. I miss our evening family walks on the secluded beach, the morning and evening surfs, and the warm and friendly staff. I almost forgot. We loved Mila, the German Sheppard and the two adorable cats. It is a special place!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Brilliant house, brilliant host, amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from our fourth trip to Casa Selvetica and as usual, it was magnificent. It really is a special place and combined with Lori (the owner) and Pablo (the manager), you are guaranteed a amazing holiday. The house and location never disappoints. We can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Ophir, CO

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about Casa Selvatica/Suerte! It was a perfect fit & we cannot wait to come back with friends and rent the big house too! Our 2 year old loved all the animal statues & incredible plant life. Being right on the surf break was key for us. Pablo was wonderful, heart of gold! Muchas gracias!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerto Vallarta

Available: Stand Up Paddle Boards;

Surf lessons available with a local friend and excellent teacher - great with children.


Rates & Availability

Bahía de Banderas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter - Spring
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

1. We have two cottages that rent for $100 - $200 - depending on number of people and season. One is a studio w/ queen bed the other a suite, with king bed in bedroom and two couches in the living room.

2. Please inquire about our brand new 'Star Patio" Apartment with a two person copper bathtub under the stars!

3. Casa Selvatica, the main house, (two bedrooms) can be rented separately, with one or both cottages, (one studio, one suite). Please inquire re/ description and rates for each one. We offer discounts for stays longer than a week.

4. The entire property now sleeps 12.

5. Holiday Rates -
Easter, Spring Break and Thanksgiving are $650/night IF you rent the entire property.
Christmas/New Years: Please contact owner for special rates for Christmas week (between Dec. 17 - 27, 2016 ) and New Year's week (between Dec 27 - Jan. 3, 2017 ). Note that we only rent the entire property and for a minimum of one week during the Christmas and New Year's Holidays.

6. Reservations: To confirm your reservation, a deposit of 50% is required, payable with check, bank transfer, wire or PayPal, (please add 3.9% fee).

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Bahía de Banderas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower , New Star Patio - 2-person copper bathtub under the stars
  • 5 Total bathrooms - 5th is on the Star Patio - half covered, half open air.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , New "Star Patio" Apartment - half covered, half open air
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Sleepable Couches - 2-4
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Ipod Dock in Living Room with Bose 5 speaker system, High Speed Internet. Surfboards: 4 longboards, 3 soft boards 8', 1 soft board 9', 4 short boards; 2 stand up paddle boards; Kayaks: 2 double, 3 single; 4 boogie boards; competitian ping pong table, masks, fins, snorkels, fire pit on beach. (Note surfboards, SUPs and kayaks are available for rent only.)

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