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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 for information on this unique tropical location! Be sure to ask about our extended daily rates as well!

More Details

Jossie Torres Gill ~ Owner / Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2018

About Jossie Torres Gill ~ Owner / Manager


I am Jossie Torres Gill and La Villa Bella 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 Mexico

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.



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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Participating in a baby turtle release was worth the cost of the trip but we also saw two hump back whales migrating just off the point of the puntia!"
Oct 2012
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Mexico Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:30 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Gatekeeper will great your party and assist in villa registration and arrangements. Please respect tranquility after 10:00 PM before 8:00 AM. TY
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • All bedroom have a private wash, water closet and shower equipped with all the amenities.
  • 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.
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
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.


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La Villa Bella su Hacienda, Punta El Custodio, Platanitos, Nayarit, MX 63511
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews

La villa bella is a safe wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just beautiful

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A true "Ocean Villa" experience, but there were a few things we wished we'd known.

  • 4 of 5

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.

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  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful hidden gem next to a warm ocean!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Puerta Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Nearest Restaurant
Beach at Platanitos, Nayarit, Mexico
Nearest Beach
Beach at Platanitos, Nayarit, Mexico
Nearest Point of Interest
La Villa Bella...Su Hacienda!
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Platanitos
Nearest Point of Interest
The Punta Las Tortugas Estuary
Car: recommended

Located on Mexico's Pacific coast in the beautiful region of Riviera Nayarit, La Villa Bella 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!


Jossie Torres Gill


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Be sure to ask about our EXTENDED DAILY RATES!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.