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Villa Exotica, Costa Custodio, a place like no other!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beach front villa sits right above the surf.

Located in a small gated resort of 14 villas, Villa Exotica sits right above the waves with views south of the 12 mile pristine beach. MB/bath on 2nd story with incredible views of ocean. 2nd BR/bath below for privacy. Large kitchen/great room with full decks. includes staff.

Property Manager
Min Labanauskas
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Min Labanauskas

The original developers of this community had the vision to protect the ocean and environment, build green walls, bio-filtration septic gardens and keep it small with 50% common space, large community pool, trails and stairs to the beach (40) for privacy and pollution control.

Min Labanauskas purchased this villa in 1996

Why Min Labanauskas chose Compostela

This incredible property was unique in its fabulous features, having ocean on both sides, we developed it with a security wall and gatehouse. It is truly a spectacular resort built with vision and love. Our villa is an artist dream, creative and comfortable.

What makes this villa unique

We got to choose the best lot, so Villa Exotica is the place to be sitting right above the surf break and next to the stairs to the beach, it is private and secure, simple but elegant. We built the giant swimming pool around the existing landscape to protect the Giant Tree and beyond.


Compostela Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Villa Exotica, Costa Custodio, a place like no other!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Cincinnati, OH USA

Location, location, location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were guests of the owners of this beautifully designed villa for a week away from our Ohio cold and snow. The private, gated community of 15 villas is secluded and luxurious. Winding cobblestone drives serve each property, lined with lush landscaping and every imaginable variety of native plants and flowers. The large community pool sits on a rocky coastal point under a giant, spreading custodial tree (hence the name Punta del Custodio).

This villa's bedrooms are on separate floors in one building, while the sprawling kitchen occupies the other. Ocean, surf, estuary and beach views are all seen from the large tiered outdoor patio (where we ate most of our meals). Luz Elena was on hand to prepare delicious authentic Mexican fare, do laundry and clean. She was a delightful part of our visit.

A kayak trip on the bird-laden estuary, a long stroll on our end of the pristine, uncrowded 12-mile beach (including a sunset baby turtle release), dinners in the nearby fishing village of Platanitos and day trips to San Blas and the waterfall at El Cora were all part of a spectacular experience which will provide us with many lasting fond memories.

An easy 2-hour drive north of Puerto Vallarta, your visit to Villa Exotica will be a dream vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland Oregon

Writer's Dream Spot

  • 5 of 5

I traveled alone to Punta El Custodio and stayed at Villa Exoctica to do some writing. It was my second trip to the group of houses, so I knew what I was getting myself into. It was lovely and I would go back any time I could make the trip. I highly recommend it for all sorts of travelers. I could stay in this house for months.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This spot was absolutely wonderful for our family vacation. Good surf for the adults, and a safe and exciting beach for the kids. We stayed for ten days and I can't remember being bored even once. We took our 5 year old and 2 year old, and they had a great time -lots of adventures in the "jungle" right outside the door, swims in the estuary and beautiful pool, and boogie boarding in the waves. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA, USA

Punta Custodio

  • 5 of 5

One of the most incredible ocean front house sites on the Pacific Coast. Overlooks 18 kilometers of what most days is a deserted beach. Unlike most of the beaches in this part of Mexico, where the waves crash into the beach, the estuary that flows here creates a gradual drop, so body surfers and boogie boarders can play in the waves, with their feet able to touch the sand. The local surfers arrived almost daily, most likely trying to time the tides for the best waves.

Driving in from Platanitos beach, off the highway, one certainly questions the directions, as the road only has a few sections of cobble, and it winds through the trees and palms with no sign of anything resembling a resort. Until you get to the gate, and once inside, definitely a paradise community. Beautiful pool area out near the point, by the single, gigantic tree, that must be the point's namesake, El Custodio. From out at the point one can look both North toward San Blas, and on a clear day Punta Mita can be made out to the South. Great spot for sunset.

No obnoxious tourists here. If you want to get away and experience rural Mexico, with the comforts of a luxury resort, this is the place for you. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA

Private Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Villa Exotica several times and every time we go back, we are still amazed at the awesome setting. It truly is a piece of paradise in the middle of nowhere! The pool is beautiful and the beach stunning without all of the usual tourist crowd and vendors you find in the bigger towns. We ALWAYS look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Beauty Welcome You!

  • 5 of 5

Will never ever forget first driving into this amazing small gated community....surrounded by plants and flowers which typify the extraordinary beauty of this region of Mexico....sense of peacefulness just washed over us. And then the view of the Pacific Ocean from Villa Exotica! and that amazing sound of the surf. What a wonderful getaway. We ate every meal on the patio enjoying the Pacific breezes, the sunshine, and the sunrise and sunset. We brought an inflatable sea kayak with us and loved numerous trips up the estuary between Exotica and Isla Tortuga...watching wild birds and even doing some fishing from the kayak.

The beach and ocean were a delight, from just sitting with a book to watching both beginner and experienced surfers tackle the surf break. Our bedroom was very comfortable and offered a panoromic view of the ocean and beach extending south....what a way to wake up. All facilities were good, kitchen offering lots of space for food prep and cooking, patio expansive and comfortable; and everything was in working order. We arranged for our dinner to be prepared for our arrival and were welcomed by the best chili rellenos we had ever tasted!

Though we spent most days joyously at the beach and house we did drive into San Blas for some shopping and sightseeing. We were able to also have a short visit with one of the folks at the sea turtle sanctuary next door to Punta el Custodio...this is where they gathered eggs are incubating, and if you are lucky you might be able to volunteer to release baby sea turtles into the ocean! We missed it but enjoyed learning more about these amazing creatures.

We shall return as the entire experience was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Platanitos, 1/2 miles walk,
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Platanitos, on the road to San Blas
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Platanitos, 1/2 half mile walk
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Costa Custodio, right below the villa
Car: recommended

With many attractions our vacationers are never bored. Check out the website to see some pics of the favorites that are close by. Our staff is willing to go the extra mile to make sure you are taken care of, and well informed about where to go.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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