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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 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. In back in the garden is 1. Casa Buena Suerte, a suite with a large bedroom (king bed), a living room with two sleepable couches and a kitchenette. And finally, on the path to the beach is 2. Casa Lilia, a studio with queen bed also with a small kitchenette. The three 'Casas' can sleep from 8 to 10 people.
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. It 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 a quiet, beautiful community 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 6 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, 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 2014/2015: Dec. 18 - Jan. 5 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.
Ipod Dock in Living Room with Bose 5 speaker system, High Speed Internet. Surfboards: 4 longboards, 3 softboard 8', 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.)...moreless
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House is located on the sand 100 yards south Burro's surf break, with another break, slower and more forgiving, directly in front of the house. Perfect for Stand Up Paddling!...moreless
Casa Selvatica, the main house, (two bedrooms) can be rented separately, as well as 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.
Reservations: To confirm your reservation, a deposit of 50% is required, payable with check, bank transfer, wire or PayPal, (please add 3.9% fee).
3. Holiday Rates - Please contact owner for special rates for Christmas week (Dec. 18 - 27, 2015 ) and New Years week (Dec 27 - Jan. 4, 2016).
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Surf lessons available with a local friend and excellent teacher - great with children.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Punta del Burro: 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!'
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The Unique Benefits at this House: 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.
Surfboards, SUPs, Boogie, Kayaks, masks, snorkels and fins.