Extraordinary Villa on the Sand in Private/Gated Surf Beach

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Last updated: 07/27/2015

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Rental Options:
FULL COMPOUND: includes The Main house (Casa Rincon), Casa Luna, Casa Sol, Casa Rinconcito and Casa Surf. All five. Sleeps 12 +
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 4-6,
SPECIAL AND LOWER RATES for even fewer rooms, and people, and longer stays. 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 giving it the charm for which it is renown and making it a highly desireable 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 spot, 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 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 is also home to the infamous Glass Cube recording studio where several renown bands have recorded albums. You may inquire about renting the studio and for Studio manager contact info. Available only to guests of Casa Rincon.

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 kitchenettes and private patios and balconies. It is fully wheelchair/handicap friendly all the way to the beach! It is 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. 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 full time maid service. 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 and kayaks 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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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    smoking outside only please...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Fully wheelchair accessible to Casa Surf, living area of Casa Rincon and Rinconcito, Grand Palapa, and beach with ramp/walkway....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Bedroom 5


  • Bedroom 6


  • Other (See Description)


  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The infamous Glass Cube Recording Studio situated near the garage at the back of the property is available for rent only to Guests of Casa Rincon. Go


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    We have a large office space where games are kept...moreless

  • Music Library:

    We have a small and ever changing selection of C.D.'s including the work of some of the renown bands who have recorded at our Glass Cube Studio here....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    We also have a Fire pit on our private beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are multiple dining areas...the farm country table inside, the kitchen table, the dining table by the pool and the large dining area under the Palapa...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning in Casa Rincon, Casa Surf, Casa Luna, many fans in every room, inside and out...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    We have two Santa Fe style bee hive fireplaces inside and a lovely fire pit outside...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance to the U.S....moreless

  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    600 thread count cotton linens, down comforters, bath and beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room:


  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone reception from the house, as well as outside from the sitting area by the sea wall....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking for multiple cars, trailers, boats....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    We have VOIP Vonage U.S. phone and a TELMEX land line....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer in laundry room run by care takers...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:



  • Catering Available:

    Special arrangements can be made to have Luis and Alicia cook. Typically everyone does, and wants them to come home with them!...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Beautiful Mexican Pottery and linens, cuisinart, blender,toaster, microwave,double oven, AllClad pots and pans...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Two beautiful kitchens for the gourmet cook or our Luis and Alicia to do their magic....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    (3) Large fridges in Casa Rincon with ice maker and Rinconcito, small fridges in Casa Surf, Casa Sol and Casa Luna...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    All bedrooms have their own covered patio, leather equipali table and chairs....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Casa Rincon and Casa Rinconcito for dining...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    The Grand Palapa for dining and lounging by the sea....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    The house is situated in a very lush tropical garden setting full of birds...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    boogie boards and an assortment of fins come with the house. To rent are surfboards, kayaks, and one SUP, (soon to be more)....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
  • Jetted Tub:

    Jacuzzi tub in Master bath of Casa Rincon...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 37 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 16 - Dec 15, 2015
3 night min stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 16 - Jan 6
3 night min stay
Winter til Spring Break
Jan 8 - Mar 18, 2016
3 night min stay
Spring Break
Mar 19 - Apr 4, 2016
3 night min stay
Apr 5 - Jun 15, 2016
3 night min stay
Jun 16 - Sep 15
3 night min stay
September/October LOW
Sep 16 - Oct 15
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included



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.

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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Puerto Vallarta
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Punta Mita
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Four Seasons
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
In La Cruz, or Punta Mita

Car: Recommended

Turtle and whale watching


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

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

Why the Owner Chose Punta del Burro:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Grand Palapa

    Grand Palapa

  • The Grand Entrance

    The Grand Entrance

  • Table Tennis while keeping an eye on the surf

    Table Tennis while keeping an eye on the surf

  • Master bedroom Casa Rincon

    Master bedroom Casa Rincon

  • Casa Rincon Kitchen

    Casa Rincon Kitchen

  • Office


  • Rinconcito Bedroom

    Rinconcito Bedroom

  • Casa Surf Interior

    Casa Surf Interior

  • A Wedding Party Eve

    A Wedding Party Eve

  • Marieta Islands and whale watching from seen from the house.

    Marieta Islands and whale watching from seen from the house.

  • One of many glorious sunsets to watch from the house or beach

    One of many glorious sunsets to watch from the house or beach

  • Casa Rincon Lit up at Night

    Casa Rincon Lit up at Night

  • View from beach

    View from beach

  • Beach Front Patio

    Beach Front Patio

  • Pool view from Kitchen

    Pool view from Kitchen

  • Casa Rincon Trundle room and Patio

    Casa Rincon Trundle room and Patio

  • Living room Casa Rincon

    Living room Casa Rincon

  • Casa Rinconcito Kitchen

    Casa Rinconcito Kitchen

  • Tasty Bites and Refreshing Drinks Under the Palapa

    Tasty Bites and Refreshing Drinks Under the Palapa

  • Sunset from Beach wall

    Sunset from Beach wall

  • Yet another dreamy sunset from the house....

    Yet another dreamy sunset from the house....

  • Easy surf days too, right in front

    Easy surf days too, right in front

  • Early Sunset Casa Rincon beach fire pit

    Early Sunset Casa Rincon beach fire pit

  • Big winter surf for kayakers and surfers!

    Big winter surf for kayakers and surfers!

VRBO #117143

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Punta del Burro #117143

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