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Private, Serene, Secure 4-Bedroom Villa on the Riviera Nayarit

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Main Living Room: 30 foot high palapa ceiling!


Last updated: 10/21/2016

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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedrooms W/ A/c, 5 Full Baths, Private Pool, Maid/ Cook, 100 Yards From Ocean

Are you looking for a quiet vacation getaway? Do you want a life of private luxury in a five-star villa, with gourmet meals prepared by your own chef? Do you want sun, sea and warm ocean breezes? Fed up with mass tourism, high-rise hotels, huge tour buses, diesel fumes and noisy guides?

If so, come to Casa Colibri (Hummingbird House), a magical hideaway in the secure, gated community of Punta el Custodio, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, with easy access to alluring beaches, world-class surfing, jungle tours, seaside horseback riding and much more! We’re just 75 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta airport, and 60 minutes north of Sayulita, but a whole world away from the noise and bustle of a big city.

Casa Colibri sleeps eight adults in four air-conditioned bedrooms. It’s nestled within a tropical jungle, with private gardens of exotic plants and flowers. The stairways down to the ocean are just 50 yards away. Casa Colibri has a private pool, plus Punta el Custodio has a stunning, free-form community pool at the tip of the Point. You'll have a full-time housekeeper-chef and can purchase a superb meal plan for you and your guests.

Food is prepared in your own kitchen from the freshest ingredients, and served in your spacious dining room by our trained staff. No worries about what's going into your food, or who is handling it in the kitchen before it comes to your table.

No need to go grocery shopping, no need to cook, wash dishes or do laundry…. You will be pampered as you have never been pampered before.

Come to sip margaritas while enthralled by a romantic sunset, watch the full moon rise over the Sierra Madre mountains, help release newly-hatched turtles just across our estuary, on the 12-mile long Playa las Tortugas. Enjoy flying squadrons of pelicans and soaring frigate birds, see whales and dolphins cavorting off the Point, take a jungle cruise and surprise a few crocodiles. But above all, come for the peace and solitude of Casa Colibri, the most private of private houses! Casa Colibri's three huge palapas blend so well into the jungle that people walk right past the house without even noticing that it's there….

A few words of caution, however: Punta el Custodio is a tropical jungle: we have birds, bats, butterflies, iguanas, raccoons, coatis -- and insects. If you’re squeamish about living with nature, stick to a hotel room in Puerto Vallarta, with a view of supersize cruise ships, and shop with the cruise passengers at the Puerto Vallarta WalMart and Sam’s Club. But if you want to experience the real Riviera Nayarit, as it’s been for hundreds or even thousands of years, without the glitz and smog, come to Punta el Custodio.

Casa Colibri sleeps eight (two bedrooms each have a king size bed, one bedroom has a queen size bed and the fourth bedroom has two twin beds). Please see the Rates and Booking page for details regarding deposits, cancellations, and refunds. Please see the Meal Plan Page for details regarding the meal package.

Plan to spend your next holiday at Casa Colibri, our Puerto Vallarta villa rental that offers the best vacation packages and value in all of Mexico, the Puerto Vallarta region and the Riviera Nayarit. Rent your own private Mexico vacation villa with Casa Colibri and discover a care-free and magical holiday such as you have never experienced before!

IMPORTANT NOTE: While Casa Colibri accommodates a maximum of 8 adults, up to 10 people can stay in the house, as long as no more than 8 of them are 13 years or older. A sign-in sheet will be sent to you before arrival, listing each person who will be occupying the house. If more than the agreed-upon number of people arrive, the whole party may be turned away unless prior permission has been obtained from the owners.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Casa Colibri is one of 14 homes in a tiny residential community covering only 5 acres, so, although the houses are buffered from one another by lush vegetation and jungle, they are quite close together, so noise can be a problem. Our condominium regulations stipulate "no noise" after 10 PM. Please adhere to this important rule.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/21/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter must be at least 21 years old. Occupants can be any age: infants to seniors!...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Small children must be watched: there is a private pool and an elevated terrace....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please ask owner....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Cigarettes, cigars, pipes are fine: lots of fresh air in this house!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    This is a separate building with a huge palapa roof....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    This is a separate building with a high palapa room....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

    This is a studio, leading onto a private garden patio....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    This is Casita de Pescaditos, great for kids!...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: King Bed Second Bedroom: King Bed Third Bedroom: Queen Bed Fourth Bedroom: Two Twin Beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Small tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower


  • All bedrooms have private, full bathroom with shower. Master bath has a small bathtub in addition to the shower. Each bathroom is finished in colorful Talavera tile!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Maximum Occupancy: 8 adults. Total in the villa can be up to 10 people, as long as there are not more than 8 adults. For rental purposes, an "adult" is anyone older than 12. Chauffer: Rental Manager will provide car and driver, at a charge, for outside activities. Concierge: 24-hour gatekeeper. Massage: Can be arranged, at a charge, by the Rental Manager Private Chef: The housekeeper is a professional Mexican cook who once ran her own restaurant. Staff: Gardener comes daily on weekdays. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    100 meters from the ocean; view of Pacific Ocean from Master Bedroom Terrace...moreless

  • Rural:

    In Isolated, serene part of the Riviera Nayarit...moreless

  • Village:

    Nearest village is Platanitos, a fishing town of about 300 people, 1 km away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Huge 8-foot diameter round marble table on stone pillars seats up to 14. Second table seats 6. Kitchen Bar seats 5....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning in each bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    See washing machine comments....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet available. Access & speed vary with time of day: system is based on cellular service via TelCel, and when the TelCel tower is overloaded, speed slows down or temporarily unavailable...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens, blankets and towels provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Huge, airy palapa living room, 30 feet in diameter, with a 30-foot palapa ceiling!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for one car on the property itself. Additional parking a short walk away....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cellular service sometimes available at or near house, depending on your carrier. This is rural Mexico!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The maid does your laundry for you. The washing machine is in a private area of the house....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Krups 12-cup Coffe Maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full dinnerware, glassware and flatware for 14....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Spacious kitchen: many people can work in it at once....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Ordinary microwave -- nothing fancy....moreless

  • Oven:

    Part of stove....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    21 cu. ft. LG French door fridge with bottom freezer....moreless


  • Balcony:

    One of the patios is a balcony off the master bedroom....moreless

  • Boat:

    Local fishing boats (with guide) available for deep sea fishing and whale watching [not included in rental amount]....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Three separate deck/patio areas....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    The rental manager has 2 kayaks, first come-first served....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lush tropical gardens within and around the house....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large, free form community pool, unheated. See video for great views of this unusual pool!...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Small pool next to living room. Heating available at extra charge (for propane)....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
January-April HIgh Season
Jan 7 - Apr 7, 2017
5 night min stay
Easter/Semana Santa 2017
Apr 8 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

April-September Low Season
Apr 22 - Sep 29, 2017
5 night min stay
Fall High Season
Sep 30 - Dec 22, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 3%


Rental rates are based on seven nights, usually Saturday afternoon through Saturday morning. Check-in is 2 PM and check-out is 11 AM. Meal Packages are additional, and paid directly to the Rental Manager in US Dollars. Excursions, such as whale watching, birding or deep-sea fishing may be arranged with the Rental Manager, at extra cost. Pool heating (the pool has a propane-fired heater) is $25 USD/day.

Rental includes maid/cook service 7 days a week: the maid is off from Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Any reasonable request for additional items or services can be made to Ismael Franco, who also runs a small commissary at the gatehouse that sells wine and liquor, in addition to other optional food and beverage items.

The maid provides laundry service for personal items given to her in the morning. There is no laundry service Saturday or Sunday. Due to the fragility of appliances in this salt-air environment, only the maid has access to the laundry room and the washer & dryer.

To reserve, we require a deposit of 50% of the total rental plus a $400 USD security deposit. The deposit must be received within ten calendar days of your requesting the reservation; if after 10 days your deposit has not been received, we may rent the house to another party.

If you cancel your reservation more than 90 days before arrival, 90% of your deposit will be refunded. If canceled between 60 and 90 days, 60%; between 30 and 60 days, 30%; and 30 days or less, 0%.

The $400 security deposit is collected at the time the reservation is booked, and will be mailed back to you approximately two weeks after checkout if no charges against it are incurred.

Repeat renters will not be charged a damage deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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74 Miles
Nearest Airport
Puerto Vallarta
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Carretera Ixtapa-San Blas
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Seaside Restaurants
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Tortugas

Car: Not Necessary

Casa Colibri is one of 14 villas in the exclusive, gated community of Punta El Custodio. We're located in rural Mexico, on the Riviera Nayarit, surrounded by ocean and jungle.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We live in Anchorage Alaska. Casa Colibri, which we had designed and built in 2007, is our second home.

Why the Owner Chose Platanitos, Nayarit, Mexico:
We vacationed here in 2003, and found the Point so unspeakably beautiful that we bought two lots, on which we built Casa Colibri.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Casa Colibri is not a 'rental unit.' It is a family home, which we maintain in top condition because, well, we live in it! When we are not there, we rent it from time to time to help defray the very steep maintenance costs. For example, even when the house is vacant, it has a full-time maid. This is because the house is open on one side, and is surrounded by jungle and ocean. Leaves must be swept up every day, the pool maintained, and so on.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/21/2016

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  • Main Living Room: 30 foot high palapa ceiling!

    Main Living Room: 30 foot high palapa ceiling!

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • © Chris Bezamat

    © Chris Bezamat

  • Baby Turtle: turtle releases many evenings, in season, 5 minutes from the house.

    Baby Turtle: turtle releases many evenings, in season, 5 minutes from the house.

  • Spacious Kitchen

    Spacious Kitchen

  • Another view of Playa las Tortugas (Turtle Beach)

    Another view of Playa las Tortugas (Turtle Beach)

  • Sunrise over the Estuary.

    Sunrise over the Estuary.

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • © Chris Bezamat

    © Chris Bezamat

  • © Chris Bezamat

    © Chris Bezamat

  • Sunset over the Surf Break

    Sunset over the Surf Break

  • Community Pool and Custodio Chalata Tree (400 years old!)

    Community Pool and Custodio Chalata Tree (400 years old!)

  • Sunset over the Pacific: two minutes' walk from the house.

    Sunset over the Pacific: two minutes' walk from the house.

  • © Chris Bezamat

    © Chris Bezamat

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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