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Casa Litibu Beach Front Home Where You Can Watch the Whales...

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Casa Litibu is an exquisitely designed home located 10 minutes north of Punta Mita and 15 minutes south of Sayulita in the tranquil beachfront town of Litibu. This casa is truly fitting for families and friends who like to be slightly off the beaten track yet close to both towns of Punta Mita and Sayulita and on one of the most secluded and beautiful beaches in the area. No detail was overlooked in the construction and design of this beautiful three bedroom home with a separate casita and infinity pool.

Upon arrival you will immediately feel relaxed as the ocean air reminds you of how close you are to the water, beckoning you to go for a refreshing dip or relax in the infinity edge pool on the front terrace. Through the front door of this home your first vision will be of the stunning ocean views from every window. You will be awed at the 180 degree view of the beautiful ocean where you can watch the whales and other kinds of marine life from all four terraces.

On the first level you will find a state of the art kitchen with clever design details that will inspire you to cook many a meal or even have your meals cooked for you. The open design spills out to an indoor dining and living area, the large sliding doors then open up to a beautiful patio complete with a barbeque area and infinity pool. You will also find one of the three master suites on this level.

As you travel up the spiral staircase the view just gets better and better. The second level offers two master suites and the interior design details continue throughout each of these inviting bedrooms and large bathrooms. Each bedroom opens to a private terrace with spectacular views. The top level is a large palapa covered deck perfect for taking in the sunset at cocktail hour, or enjoying the morning beauty of this tranquil setting.

Casa Litibu also has a fully self-contained brand new casita. The finishes are finely detailed with A/C, bath w/waterfall and regular shower. This casita also has a rooftop where sunrises and sunsets can be taken full advantage of. This casita can be rented as part of the main casa or separately depending on the season.

From Casa Litibu you easily stroll across the street to the beautiful Litibu beach. You are within a short drive to Sayulita, as well as Punta Mita, both great spots for dining, surfing, golf and any other activity you desire.

Once, you have arrived at the property, Ricardo, our local English and Spanish speaking property manager will acquaint you with the house and answer any questions you may have. He will be there almost every day to make your stay comfortable. Mostly, he will be discreetly working in the garden, cleaning the pool, sweeping the terraces or around the house but he can also assist in making arrangements for our catered dinners, housekeeping, adventure trips, fishing trips, horseback riding, even massages at the house and more...

Air Conditioning is available in all the bedrooms and generally not needed in the winter months.

Internet/Wifi is available at the house. Once you have arrived, our manager, Ricardo will help you log on to our network.

...So get ready and pack your bags! Come discover and experience for yourself, the charming rustic area that everyone's talking about!

HOUSE FEATURES:

Expansive Ocean View

Spectacular Sunsets

Secluded Beach

Terraces at every level

Infinity Pool with Spa

Exquisite Design Details

Gourmet Kitchen

Satellite TV with DVD

Wireless Internet

A/C

Parking

~No Smoking please!

~No Pets!

~All require 3 night minimum stay, 1 week minimum stay during holidays and rates may increase 20%

~Maximum Occupancy, 8 persons unless prearranged by the owner. If not prearranged by the owner then there will be a $50/night/person charge.

~The MAIN HOUSE and CASITA, provides four bedrooms with 3 king beds and 1 king sofa bed, four and one half bathrooms. This sleeps 8 adults

~The MAIN HOUSE, provides three bedrooms with 2 king beds and 1 king sofa bed, three and one half bathrooms. This sleeps 6 adults

-~The CASITA, is self contained, provides one bedroom with a king size bed, bathroom, living area with kitchenette . This sleeps 2 adults

~Full rental amount to reserve.

~Rates subject to change at anytime.

~Cancellation: Up to 90 days prior to occupancy deposit refunded less a 20% service charge deducted from the full rental price. If the house does not re-rent then the house will be considered rented by you and the full amount of the rental fee will be retained.

~Security deposit of $500, refundable.

~Cleaning Fee $150 per 1 week stay

~This house is not recommended for young unsupervised children as there are drop-offs and a 4 1/2' pool that are unsafe.

Keywords: Beach Front

More Details

Owner
Bonnie
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Bonnie

We purchased this land after my husbands retirement and immediately started building. I imported building materials from the US combined with the materials from Mexico. Although, I'm not a designer or decorator by trade, I love to decorate and transform. It is magical for me...this is how Casa Litibu came to be and we'd like to share it with you!

Bonnie purchased this house in 2008

Why Bonnie chose Nayarit

This property just felt right. I love being next to the ocean and the views are so amazingly beautiful. We love the privacy of this area. It is like a little hidden slice of paradise!

What makes this house unique

The beach is right there and it is in a quiet neighborhood.

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Amenities

Litibu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • All showers have discretely placed windows that are open air and all have an ocean view.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • King size beds (4) one of which is a sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Fabulous fun family time exclamation

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about Casa Litibu. Bonnie the owner was very easy to work with. The Casa was perfect for our family. We had children ages 5 through 11 and it worked very well. I would not recommend any younger however. The beach out front was very private. The kids loved the boogie boards that were provided and playing in the sand. We especially appreciated the way Ricardo took care of us. His wife's cooking was also very very good. It is also a perfect place for four couples. The view from the Casa is phenomenal.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 8 days in Casa Litibu for a family beach vacation. First of all Bonnie, the owner is really nice to work with and so patient and really prompt in answering questions.

Casa Litibú is wonderfully situated in a lush garden with beautiful flowers and tropical plants on a green hill overlooking the beach and sea. Where should I start to tell what we loved most. To begin with, there's so much space in and around the house, we were 7, but there was always a quiet spot if someone wanted some privacy. It was so nice to change from one terrace to another during the day and get better and better views as one moved up a level. Being on the top terrace and looking over the sea and mountains made us feel in paradise. Likewise, opening the room door to the balcony after waking up and just hear the sound of the see and the birds singing, while looking at the beautiful surroundings had the same affect.

We had Ricardo and Jessica prepare dinner for us the first two days which felt so luxurious, since they also prepared the table and washed the dishes. Both are very nice and helpful. Even so, the kitchen is so well equipped that we felt invited to cook ourselves. It was really fun to go out and buy our food, even though it was almost a day trip. But buying a super fresh piece of tuna in the beautiful marina and fish market of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is really worth it.

Besides that we spent the first 5 days or so just in and around the house, swimming in the sea, cooling off in the pool, and relaxing. The beach is so close by and we could see our children play on the beach from the terrace. It was very hot, so having the pool, sea and airconditioning in the bedrooms was absolutely a must. The last days we wanted some action and Ricardo was very helpful to get us a discount. There is a lot to do in the area, canopy, horseriding, ATV riding, fishing, surfing, other beaches to explore, etc. We had rented a car, but even if you wouldn't have, Ricardo told us that the companies that organise all these activities can pick you up. We were so happy and relaxed in casa Litibu that we didn't want to leave. If you want to feel in paradise, secluded from overrun places, this is the house for you. We would definitely love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Casa Litibu...Luxurious vacation in a small town on a private locals only beach

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks over the Christmas Holiday at Casa Litibu. It was the best way to spend Christmas and New Years.

The owner, Bonnie, was very easy to work with. She was so patient with quickly answering every question that I had.

When we finally arrived we were surprised with how stunning the house was. The pictures do not do the house and surrounding area any justice. The quaint town was teaming with friendly residents.

When we arrived the house manager, Ricardo, was there to greet us. I cannot say enough about how helpful and kind he and his wife are. He was so helpful with answering our questions about the surrounding area. He helped us set up horse back riding trips and a boat trip to Marietas Island. During our boat trip with Jose, we had several sightings of whales and dolphins that jumped out of the water so closely to our boat. It was amazing and did not disappoint! It was the closest I had been to either one of those majestic animals.

I had prearranged with Bonnie to have Ricardo's wife make us several dinners while we were there. This is a must! She is an amazing cook. She made us chilli relleno on our 1st night, red mole with chicken on Christmas Eve, and chicken enchiladas on New Years Eve...OMG! I would recommend them all. It was not much more expensive than having a meal out and it was in the comfort of the beautiful house on the deck at sunset with the sound of the waves on beach just steps away. It was magical.

During our stay we also had Graciela and Luis from Nirvana spa in Sayulita come to the home to give massages. This is also another must! We had them set up under the 3rd floor palapa. It was very affordable and completely worth it to make the trip feel that much more luxurious.

There is a fisherman named Raphael who sells fish and seafood right on the beach that he caught that same day. Wow! Talk about fresh and delicious. He sells it just a few steps down the beach from the house. We hardly had to leave the town to go shopping because all of the simple ingredients needed to make meals were right there in Higuera Blanca. It's easy to make things taste great when they are that fresh.

I would suggest renting a vehicle while there. The surrounding towns are worth the visit. Our favourite was San Pancho. A vehicle is also needed to run into the town of Higuera Blanca. You can walk but it will take you at least 30 minutes to get to there.

The town of Higuera Blanca and area of Playa Llitibu are very small. If you are looking for

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marin, California, USA
5

Loving Litibu Part II—The Encore

  • 5 of 5

We loved Casa Litibu so much last year, we decided to return for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. Our two young boys (ages 3 and 5) couldn’t wait to return to “our Mexico house!” As with last year, the owner, Bonnie, and the property manager, Ricardo, had everything set up and made our arrival seamless and our entire stay relaxing and peaceful. The weather and water were picture-and temperature-perfect. And once again, we enjoyed the swimming, surfing, zip lining and ATV riding. We returned to our favorite Surf Bar Restaurant in town (several times) for the delicious fish and shrimp tacos—and the signature Litibu cocktail!  But we also tried several new places, including El Break in Sayulita, which served an awesome ahi tuna tostada. Of course, the house is so beautiful and immaculately appointed, there was plenty of staying home, relaxing in the sun, sipping cocktails, reading, and taking alternating dips in the house infinity pool or the beautiful ocean just across the dirt road from the house. Everyone had so much fun and we were all so truly thankful to be there on Thanksgiving Day that the family has now decided to make it a family tradition and we look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Tx
5

Amazing sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Casa Litibú is a gorgeous property. Bonnie was extremely patient with us organizing our stay and Ricardo the grounds keeper was very helpful. The house has everything you need to be comfortable. The sunsets are spectacular and the beach is only steps away from the beautiful garden in the front of the house. I recommend this casa to anyone looking to relax or have an adventure in nearby towns. Having a car was most helpful. If you don't want to leave the Casa stock up on all the food items you will need to keep you from having to leave the comfort of Casa Litibú.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty much everything as promised

  • 5 of 5

Casa Litibu is a very unique property in a very unique setting. The owner Bonnie, is dedicated to helping you have a great time. Her communication throughout the rental process was terrific.

About the House:

It is furnished very tastefully and with care. There are four king bedrooms (including the Cassita) - all with their own bathroom and shower. The tile work throughout the property is impressive. One of the challenges of having a secluded property in this area is providing fresh water - thus no dishwasher or laundry (I would imagine this is standard for nearly all of the private homes in this area). That said, there was plenty of clean water provided and all the faucets and showers worked well.

The property and location:

Litibu is a beach community near the small Mexican town of Higuera Blanca - which is between Sayulita (15 min) and Punta Mita (10 min). You definitely need a car. The walk to Higuera Blanca takes about 35 min. Both Punta Mita and Sayulita are fun towns with many shops, restaurants, bars and beaches. Lots of outdoor adventure activities in the area. We went fishing (5 fish!) and my boys enjoyed renting ATV's. The wide and nearly deserted beach is directly in front of the property and only a 2-3 min walk. Bonnie has employed a wonderful caretaker/manager to keep the house and garden cared for. One of our best decisions was taking Bonnie's suggestion to let he and his wife prepare dinner the first night after long travel days. Absolutely delicious!

The private pool and hot tub were nice as were all the many decks for sunbathing and watching the sunset.

It really is a lovely property. However, keep in mind that it is secluded. If you are the kind of person that wants everything (bars, restaurants, stores) at your fingertips, you may be happier at a hotel in a Puerto Vallarta. We had our entire family there - grown children and young grandchildren. We loved spending the time together with only nature as a distraction.

Thank you Bonnie!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.