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La Villa Bella su Hacienda, Punta El Custodio, Platanitos, Nayarit, MX 63511

Compostela, Nayarit, Mexico
  • Villa3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Secluded Hacienda Style Villa that hosts 8 with 4 bedrooms + loft / 5.5 baths

This exquisite property is ideal for getting away, renewing the soul and leaving the commercial world behind. La Villa Bella su Hacienda is uniquely nestled on a secluded peninsula, away from large commercial resorts and surrounded by Mexican village culture. Our villa is ideal for honeymoons, romantic getaways, anniversary celebrations, company retreats and small groups up to eight. TO VIEW VIDEO: CLICK RIGHT ARROW > ON LAST PHOTO PARADISE POOL (22)

Guests will experience life in a Mexican villa surrounded by the spectacular Pacific ocean, towering palms, lush vegetation and spectacular flowering gardens. Snooze in the hammock, rock in a recliner, and watch the pelicans lazily buzz the tree tops, and the sun rise and set with the fishermen as they cast their nets for the daily catch. Sun and fun by spectacular sea side pools...stroll the endless beach, or hang with the locals at the village beach in Platanitos ~ minutes from our doorstep!

La Villa Bella is a destination resort with many on-site activities for short stay guests as well as local excursions for those desiring to experience the rich environment of the vibrant authentic Mexican life that surrounds our community.

After refreshing on our beautiful grounds, there are Mexican shopping options in local villages where street artisans display their wares, unique day trips from whale watching 'up close,' to fishing excursions, to social events and religious holiday festivals. There are also local rodeos, soccer tournaments and fiestas to be enjoyed. Kayak the peninsula, beach comb the coastline, jog the ocean front and surf the breakers that run for miles.

Want something less physical? Observe the surrounding jungle, visit the local bird estuary or turtle farm, whale watch from the point, or simply stroll the grounds and count the endless varieties of flowers and butterflies.

The location of our villa is also a fisherman’s paradise with unlimited fresh fish of your choosing. Our Hacienda fare will tantalize your palate with a delectable menu of local cuisine. Fruits, vegetable and seafood is purchased fresh daily from local vendors and custom prepared by our trained staff.

Book your own refreshing getaway, group retreat, honeymoon, anniversary or family celebration, Quinceanera, Bat-Bar Mitzva, girlfriends getaway, fishing excursion and more!

Come visit the real Mexico and experience what living is really about. You will be enchanted by the natural beauty of the country. Get to know the local people who are proud of their country and this community ~ Punta El Custodio, Riviera Nayarit, Platanitos, Mexico.

Call us with your vacation details, club event, or business retreat to get some fresh ideas that will keep you returning to this exquisite location.

Please visit our website at www.lavillabella.net for information on this unique tropical location! Be sure to ask about our extended daily rates as well!


Jossie Torres Gill ~ Owner / Manager

Member Since 2011
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within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 06, 2018
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 Compostela

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Casita 1 Via double doors opens into the patio garden with waving palms and warm ocean breezes for a tranquil sleeping experience. Casita 2 on the second floor opens to an ocean view and lower courtyard for a romantic day or night sleeping experience. Casita 3 on the second floor opens to a large patio on two sides with a full garden and ocean view with a mesmerizing nocturnal skyline of celestial beauty. Casita #4 features single beds that can be combined and a separate crib if needed. There is a wall mounted ladder to a loft suitable for a single individual.


        • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • All bedroom have a private wash, water closet and shower equipped with all the amenities.

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              On three sides from second floor of La Villa Bella...sue hacienda: North South and West
            • Beachfront
              Just a few steps to the ocean and 14 miles of untouched beach with a migrant bird estuary and active turtle preserves. Private, pristine and quiet!
            • Near The Ocean
              Located on an ocean peninsula with a gated, secure, exclusive community of private villas of exceptional quality and ambiance.
            • Ocean View
              On three sides: North South and West
            • Oceanfront
              On three sides: North South and West
            • Resort
              La Villa Bella..su hacienda is a private, gated - destination location in a tropical paradise like no other: no crowds, no noise, no disruptions - specializing in privacy, tranquility and relaxation.
            • Village
              La Villa Bella is surrounded by small coastal villages in a flourishing agricultural area with an abundance of seasonal produce: melons, bananas, coconuts and fresh daily ocean catch in local markets.
            • Water View
              On three sides: North South and West


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Catering available


                        • Linens Provided
                          Yes. All included with bath, hand, floor and beach towels available. Few line robes available.
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Each casita is fitted with a high intensity remote controlled AC unit.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          New side by side washer / dryer available. We ask that al guest coordinate laundry needs with Chello > limited private use allowed.
                        • Garage
                          With prior notice and permission, there is a separate garage / bodega suitable for a vehicle.
                        • Internet
                          Yes ~ hard wired plus variable wireless
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Living Room
                          Large grand room on the main floor of the villa.
                        • Parking
                          One auto at the villa with additional parking available in the bodega area.
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          With prior notice and permission there is a large space inside the exterior gate.
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          New side by side washer/dryer available. We ask that all guests coordinate their laundry needs with Chello > limited private use allowed. .


                            • Catering Available
                              On request, limited food service is available: pizza, pastries fish dishes from local beach restaurant.
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Complete assortment.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Complete assortment.
                            • Dishwasher
                              Chello ...the kitchen dynamo / Senora clean!
                            • Kitchen
                              Modern fully equipped with all the necessities for food service preparation and management.
                            • Microwave
                              Separate kitchen appliance.
                            • Pantry Items
                              Complete assortment.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Large double bay refrigerator with freezer. Supplemental beverage cooler for water, beverages and drinks requiring a cool temperature. If needed, a supplemental bodega refrigerator.
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Famly style dining suitable for six plus two at the counter.
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Balcony
                                      270 degree 2 floor patio balcony with nothing but ocean views.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Yes. We have 3 different decks: front patio, 2nd floor balcony (250 sq feet), and another on the grass next to the pool.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      All doors within the entire villa open in both directions to reveal the entire exspance of all 3 decks.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Yes Available on request.


                                        • alternative lifestyle
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Large style with shallow and deep portions with spectacular views of the beach, ocean and mountains. This is used by the neighboring villa as well.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Solar powered and right next to the pool. Very private.
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Yes. Available only for guests of La Villa Bella will be allowed.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef
                                                • Staff


                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming


                                                                    • There are many ways to enjoy La Villa Bella su hacienda. You may want uninterrupted tranquility as you soak up the rays by the spectacular paradise pool, the oasis spa, or out on the long luxurious beach followed by a full body massage from our local masseuse. Once relaxed and perhaps looking for something interesting to do? You can 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? Explore the surrounding jungle, visit the bird estuary or turtle farm, whale watch from the point or simply try to count the varieties of abundant flowers and butterflies. Want to get out and see a bit of local Mexico? We have many options available for visiting the communities around La Villa Bella to discover local potters and craftsman without the commercial crowds and marked up tourist shops. Other excursions are available and provided with a guide to help you navigate the area.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 11:30 AM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:30 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      5 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      A true "Ocean Villa" experience, but there were a few things we wished we'd known.

                                                                      Dan M.

                                                                      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:

                                                                      Punta Custodio

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Getting there

                                                                      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.

                                                                      VRBO limits reviews. Our full review is at https://tinyurl.com/VillaBella



                                                                      Kim F.

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Naomi M.

                                                                      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.


                                                                      jorge v.

                                                                      This house is such a beautiful house, it has a private pool with a jacuzzi that my kids enjoyed so much. The four bedrooms are very nice and each has there own bathrooms, each bedroom is separate from the main house which gives everybody there own privacy. The kitchen is supplied with all the utensils and dishes, and has its own bar. You have to take a 2 minute walk through some beautiful plants and trees to get to the beach, my kids called it the jungle. The beach is very private , sometimes we were the only ones on the beach . Chello is the housekeeper, she is so helpful and did a great job cleaning the house. We can't wait to come back to the house for our next vacation.

                                                                      Absolutely wonderful

                                                                      Scott H.

                                                                      Beautiful 4 bedroom house built around a central courtyard with a private pool and hot tub. We had my mother and father in law and our 5 children (age 6-20) there and were very comfortable. This is a gated community 2 hours north of Puerto Vallarta near a small fishing/beach village called Platanitos. There are about 12 houses on a peninsula. There is a larger pool that serves the development of 12 houses. There is a small beautiful beach a 1-2 minute walk from the beach which is very uncrowded. It is next to a river/estuary with a sandbar surfbreak at the mouth and a 14 km beach a 20 yard swim or paddle across the river.

                                                                      THis is a quiet place. No nightlife. We had a cook (Chello) who did a great job cooking and cleaning the house. The owner (Jossie Gill who lives in Denver) was easy to work with and responsive. The weather was perfect as was the weather. NO issues with the house. Internet is not great but I almost consider that a plus. The cost was very reasonable during the week between Christmas and New Years. We would definately stay here again and would recomend it without reservation.


                                                                      Compostela, Nayarit, Mexico

                                                                      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! Sincerely, Jossie Torres Gill

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Be sure to ask about our EXTENDED DAILY RATES!

                                                                      5 Reviews
                                                                      Excellent 4.6/5
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