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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

Keywords: House, villa, ocean front, casa,

More Details

Owner
David Pippenger
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, Spanish by email
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 2, 2017

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 Nayarit

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time! The house was very nice and we love the new kitchen and patio. Alicia did a nice job and was very accommodating.
Mar 2013
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Amenities

Compostela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Toilet & sink
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Private half bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Opens to patio with ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Platanitos Ocean Front Villa 4BR/2.5+BA, Private Pool, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

Safe. Comfortable. Clean.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
5

Casa Soledad Trip

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monument, CO
5

Platanitos Feb 2015 trip.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had a wonderful time at Casa Soledad are we are looking forward to you visiting again.
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4

Quiet beach and stunning views

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado, USA
5

Terrific Location for Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Vista Encantada in Platanitos
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Platanitos Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Soledad
Nearest Point of Interest
Platanitos, Nayarit
Nearest Point of Interest
Palapa Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Platanitos
Nearest Point of Interest
The Ring Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Nature Watching
Nearest Point of Interest
Venice Beach
Car: recommended

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Additional information about rental rates

Payment can be made by check, Master Card or Visa.

We require a $300 Damage/Security Deposit OR Damage Protection Policy ($49) upon booking. The $300 deposit is refundable once our staff has determined that there has been no damage. The Protection Policy is not. In addition, 1/2 of the total rental amount is due upon booking with the remainder due 30 days before arrival. Note: Until confirmed, all rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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