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Platanitos Ocean Front Villa 4BR/2.5+BA, Private Pool, Wi-Fi

Compostela, Nayarit, Mexico
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8) fantastic ocean view, step from beach

We invite you to the vacation of your dreams on the Riviera Nayarit at CASA SOLEDAD in Platanitos. Jaw dropping views, lush gardens, seclusion, private heated infinity pool, 5 minute walk to sand beaches, eco tour possibilities, gorgeous sunsets, perfect location, whale watching, fishing, all paved road accessibility, and more make this a perfect romantic or family “get away” vacation spot. The fare here is luxurious simplicity, with reading, swimming, beach activities, relaxing, etc. taking center stage. You can hire a local fisherman to take you fishing or sightseeing along the coast. Helping to release baby sea turtles into the wild at nearby Turtle Beach might be your choice. Or you might want to arrange for a whale watching tour.

Casa Soledad has a stairway leading to the sea. From the main patio area watch Pelicans flying in formation just above your head or whales breaching off shore. The covered outdoor living area will protect you from the mid day sun while the steady cooling sea breezes will gently caress you within a temperature range and weather pattern that is usually simply ideal.

Three bedrooms have queen beds, and one, the crow’s nest, has two bunk beds. The three main bedrooms have air conditioning, if needed. The Palapa covered master suite has views you can only dream about waking up to.

The beach area has Palapa covered restaurants offering mainly local fare and pescado seranado or fresh fish grilled over an open fire. A food/meal package is available, with our maid Alicia, providing two meals per day. The corner “store” has a few limited items (eggs, chips, beer, etc). Freshly caught fish is available at the beach. However, Casa Soledad has a fully equipped kitchen, and should you choose to totally self-cater your meals, we will be glad to give you necessary information on how and where to find food markets upon leaving the airport in Puerta Vallarta or in the neighboring villages of Las Varas and Zacualpan. Some advance planning is necessary.

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David Pippenger

Member Since 2005
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 20, 2018
About David Pippenger

Casa Soledad is owned by a partnership of 2 couples. (1) Richard and Lindsay; Richard is a contractor and Lindsay is an artist. (2) David and Joy; David is an artist(he makes commercials) and Joy is an Organic Farmer. In the picture Lindsay is on the left, then Joy, then David. Richard is on the right. We all feel that the chance to spend time at Casa Soledad is a dream come true.

David Pippenger purchased this House in 2007

Why David Pippenger chose Compostela

Casa Soledad is about 60 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta airport in the small fishing village of Platanitos. We like it because it is not yet overrun with tourists but is close enough to a major hub so that transportation is not a problem. It is a 3 hr. flight from Denver. An $8 Taxi ride takes you to the Bus Station. A $15 Bus ride gets you to Las Varas, and another $20 Taxi takes you to the front door. It is accessible seclusion in an unbelievably beautiful location. Literally within walking distance to undisturbed beaches. Fresh fish right off the boat is available from the Restaurants at the Beach. You won't believe the thrill of watching dolphins and whales splashing offshore.

What makes this House unique

We now have Gen 5 satellite internet. It's not rocket speed, but it's the best available in rural Mexico. You will be able to check email and surf the net... albeit with a bit more of a delay than you are probably used to. Platanitos Beach and the Restaurants are a short 5 minute walk. A bus runs hourly to nearby Towns and Villages for shopping if needed. The 'Corner Store' Abborotes Gonzalez, is 100 yds. away. Platanitos Beach is safe and a favorite of the local population as a family area. The people are exceptionally friendly. And then there is the sound of the constantly pounding surf for the deepest sleep you have ever experienced.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master Suite
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Opens to patio with ocean view
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        2 bunk bed, Private half bath
      • Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (2)


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, Toilet & sink

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Ocean View
          • Oceanfront


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Three bedrooms with Queen beds have Air Conditioners.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        Gen 5 Satellite with no FAP (FAP means that when you reach a limit, the speed slows down to dial-up). We do NOT have limits on our usage, but there is a delay that takes a bit of getting used to.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                        We have now added a fire pit to the patio area.
                      • Living Room
                        Indoor and outdoor living areas. The indoor area is comfortable, but the outdoor area is the place to be!
                      • Parking
                        Private parking.
                      • Telephone
                        We just added a cell signal booster. Calls can be made from the main sitting area.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        We have a washing machine, but we ask that only our maid use it.


                          • Microwave
                          • Catering Available
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            The fully equipped kitchen is stocked by owners who love to cook.
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            The casa has a 6 burner gas range.
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                The open air dining air allows guests to enjoy the outdoors while dining. The sala features a fantastic view of the ocean, pool area, and gardens.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    A variety of books are available - novels, travel guides, biographies, teen books, etc.
                                  • Games
                                    Games for all ages - chess, dominoes, checkers, cards, etc.
                                  • Television
                                    We have 75 channels of Mexican TV, with one TV in the master bedroom.
                                  • Toys
                                    Pool and beach toys are available for the ninos.


                                      • Balcony
                                        The large upstairs balcony provides yet another panoramic view of the ocean and overlooks the activities in the pool and lower gardens.
                                      • Boat
                                        Arrangements can be made to hire a boat and Captain for fishing, whale watching, or sightseeing. They will pick you up at the beach.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        We offer two beautiful garden patios. The upper patio is next to the pool and the new lower patio overlooks the ocean and is THE place to view the birds flying overhead, whales, and boats.
                                      • Gazebo
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        The entry gardens feature a fountain and a secluded area for reading.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        The luscious flowers and gardens surround the pool and patio area. Pick a bouquet of tropical flowers for the table. Banana, mango, and coconut trees create a sense of isolation.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas fired weber grill.
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Boogie boards available at the casa along with beach toys for the children.


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Private Pool
                                                Our private salt water infinity pool is solar heated to keep it at a constant pleasant temperature.

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage
                                                  • Staff


                                                      • festivals
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • water parks

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • photography
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • groceries
                                                              • massage therapist

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • A stay at the casa can be as quiet and private as you like, or filled with local activities. Prepare a gourmet meal using the delicious and fresh local ingredients of bananas, tomatoes, chilies, pineapple, watermelon, etc. Or choose the catering package and have our staff prepare the meals for you. Fish can be purchased at the beach from the local fishermen when they come in with their freshly caught fish.

                                                                        7 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Great house

                                                                        james d.-

                                                                        Just returned from a wonderful trip to Casa Soledad. The house was perfect for two couples. The view is simply beyond words! For anyone looking for an out of the way destination, this home will not disappoint. The pool is solar heated and perfect for my early morning dips.

                                                                        Safe. Comfortable. Clean.

                                                                        Natasha C.

                                                                        Stayed here Christmas 2015. Loves it. Just as pictured. We took advantage of the cook and she was great. A totally peaceful destination. A couple of neighbors are close by and they are quiet and very personable. There is a small motel nearby and the occupants were also quiet and respectful.

                                                                        Casa Soledad Trip

                                                                        KCManitou Springs, Colorado

                                                                        We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Casa! The house is spectacular, the town charming and the people beyond hospitable. What a delightQ Can't wait to to return to Mexico!

                                                                        Quiet beach and stunning views

                                                                        Hannah H.

                                                                        We had vacationed in Sayulita and San Pancho before, and were looking for the best of both: A quiet town with a good swimming beach for kids. In Platanitos, the waves are gentle and the water is warm, with rarely more than a couple of other families on the beach. The beach-side restaurants had beers, snacks and lunches. But the bugs were bad in the evening (mid-March, following some unseasonal rains), so the restaurants all closed at sunset. The casa's pool was the real hit, and there was plenty of space for two families with three kids.

                                                                        Platanitos Feb 2015 trip.

                                                                        Mike G.Monument, CO

                                                                        We stayed at Casa Soledad in early February 2015. It was heavenly. We have 2 small children, ages 11 and 7 and they absolutely fell in love with the place. The pool was the perfect size for them and being so close to the beach they took advantage of that also. We went to one of the palapa restaurants on the beach below and spent most of the day there just eating and playing in the ocean. The owner of the restaurant was really nice and asked us several times how we were doing and if we needed anything. The seafood is fresh out of the sea, a few hours old and WONDERFUL. Platanitos is a friendly little beach town and a nice change from the large touristy Puerto Vallarta area. Casa Soledad is very comfortable and makes you feel like you are in paradise. It has many special touches that make it feel like home. The décor is OUTSTANDING and it is a beautiful place to stay. There is an outdoor eating area that overlooks the pool and really makes for a nice area where multiple activities can go on at the same time but the family can all be together still. The kids can be playing in the pool while my wife and I enjoy a margarita or cerveza overlooking the ocean, yet still keeping a close eye on the kids. My wife and I would watch the sunset every night and that was a perfect romantic ending to a perfect day.

                                                                        The staff at Casa Soledad are very friendly and attentive. Everyday upon returning from our travels everything was clean and put away and ready to be used again. We didn’t have to give anything a second thought, just be there in the warm Mexican air and enjoy our vacation together. Everything was taken care of and all our needs were met without even asking. I highly recommend Casa Soledad to anyone thinking of visiting Mexico if you want a great vacation and a view that can’t be beat. We hope to return VERY soon.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        We are delighted you had a wonderful time at Casa Soledad are we are looking forward to you visiting again.

                                                                        Terrific Location for Family Getaway

                                                                        BartDenver, Colorado, USA

                                                                        Our family experienced a wonderful stay at Casa Soledad. We knew that Platanitos Beach is one of the preferred beaches by locals, so we decided enjoy all the best that Mexico has to offer. The ocean view at Casa Soledad is breathtakingly beautiful. There are magnificent local sights within walking distance including a clean, safe beach, and wonderful restaurant choices. The Casa Soledad location was perfect for our young family members and we had several bedroom options to suit everyone’s needs. Casa Soledad not only provides a private infinity pool and free parking, but is strategically located within close walk distance to restaurants, local stores, and the beach.


                                                                        Compostela, Nayarit, Mexico


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                                                                        7 Reviews
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