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Private, Serene, Secure 4-Bedroom Villa On The Riviera Nayarit

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

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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Oliver Korshin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
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October 21, 2016

About Oliver Korshin

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

Oliver Korshin purchased this villa in 2007

Why Oliver Korshin chose Nayarit

We vacationed here in 2003, and found the Point so unspeakably beautiful that we bought two lots, on which we built Casa Colibri.

What makes this villa unique

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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Private, Serene, Secure 4-Bedroom Villa On The Riviera Nayarit
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
New York, NY USA

Absolutely Unforgettable Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

By far the most amazing vacation I've ever had! Stayed at Casa Colibri for a week with a friend and his family. The house is beautiful and unique. The circular open air design, complete with a gorgeous thatched roof, is perfect for relaxing and entertaining. There's a pool connected to living area if you feel like cooling off during the day, which also has a heater and lighting if you're looking for a nighttime swim. Outside the house, and down a set of stone steps is the estuary, which is also great for a swim, however cross the estuary (by swimming or kayak) and you get to Playa Tortuga. 14 MILES OF UNTOUCHED BEACH! Truly serene place to be, with breathtaking views; mountains to the left, jungle behind, and endless ocean in front.

When we weren't relaxing by the pool or at the beach we spent our days exploring the local Mexican villages, shopping at the markets, and even played basketball in Zacualpan! One day we took a tour through the jungle on a centuries old road that locals used to take to travel between towns. We even got to ride ATV's on the beach!

Even with all that the highlight of the trip was definitely Moña. Moña is the housekeeper who came daily and prepared THE MOST INCREDIBLE AUTHENTIC MEXICAN MEALS! She is a former restauranteur and it shows. Everyday we would wake up in the morning (after drinking too much tequila and Corona at night) to a different fully prepared breakfast, complete with freshly squeezed juice and fruit. After spending the morning in the sun we would come back to an amazing lunch, and after our afternoon activities would come back with dinner on the table. Let me repeat: these were the most delicious mexican meals I have ever had in my life, and we had 3...daily.

Staying at Casa Colibri was a magical experience I will remember for the rest of my life. If you're looking for special, unforgettable getaway, this is the place. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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New York, NY USA

Casa Colibri - Increible!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at Casa Colibri was amazing. It was such a comfortable atmosphere and so tastefully decorated that it truly felt like a home. Monia, the chef/maid was probably the best part. Every single meal she prepared was the best thing I've ever eaten (I would highly recommend requesting the sopes, which were my favorite). On top of that, the house is more inland than the other properties on the point, so you're more protected from the mosquitoes and wind, which I found to be a nice surprise. The staff and ambiance on the point really made this an unforgettable vacation. I would highly recommend Casa Colibri in particular - I'm 100% going to back again next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Anchorage, AK, USA

A Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Puerto Vallarta amongst the throng of American spring breakers, but nothing was more pleasing than the assurance that we would be leaving them all for the idyllic location and atmosphere of Casa Colibri. We were not disappointed. From the moment you arrive at Casa Colibri, the combination of warm sun, fresh breeze, and the only noise coming from the birds, you are put into a state of total relaxation. The design of the house is stunning. The open air palapa that serves as the main hang out area and extends into the kitchen is ideal for lazy days, and if we desired more sun we only had to move several feet outside of the palapa and soak in the rays. Of course, we would eventually overheat and then have no choice but to slide several more feet into the refreshing pool to cool off. Life was rough. Afternoons were spent either by the estuary riding waves or by the community pool on the edge of the point overlooking the Pacific with an ageless fig tree towering above serving as lookout. It's almost worth the trip just to see the tree itself. There are plenty of excursion options that will take you away from the Point, and we chose to go off to La Tovara for a crocodile/jungle ride that was absolutely fantastic. However, being at the house and the Point was exactly what we were desiring. The food, as made by the fantastic staff, was always waiting for us in all of its glory. I'm sure we all gained weight, mostly because you can't refuse seconds (or thirds or fifths) when things taste as they did. The only downside (as concluded by the group) is that we had to leave. We comforted ourselves by promising that we would return.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Carretera Ixtapa-San Blas
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Seaside Restaurants
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
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.


Rates & Availability

Platanitos Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
January-April HIgh Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Easter/Semana Santa 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
April-September Low Season
Apr 22 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall High Season
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 3.0%

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

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Platanitos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Small tub
    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!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , This is a separate building with a huge palapa roof.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , This is a separate building with a high palapa room.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , This is a studio, leading onto a private garden patio.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , This is Casita de Pescaditos, great for kids!
  • Master Bedroom: King Bed Second Bedroom: King Bed Third Bedroom: Queen Bed Fourth Bedroom: Two Twin Beds
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
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.

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