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Amazing Ocean Living, private pool, private beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 BR/ 2 BA, Private Pool, Ocean View

Beautiful 2 bedroom with, 2 full baths house PLUS a 1 bed studio with private full bath (Studio is unavailable for rental May 1 - Oct 1). Both house and studio have living, dining and kitchen, all with ocean views and doors that open onto a private marble patio. Private pool overlooking the bay. High ceilings, open floor plan, fans and AC in each room so you can make it just the right temperature for you. The studio or "surf casita" that sleeps up to 4 is located just behind the main house and also has a view of the bay. It can be rented by itself or included as part of the Casa Gaviota rental. Pricing on the VRBO site is for just the house. If you want to add or rent only the surf casita, send an inquiry and we'll get you details on other options.

100m to Punta Burro beach - an easy walk across a quiet cobble stone street. Nice surf break, beautiful sandy beach. 3x/week house keeping included.

More Details

Shari and Ryland
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Shari and Ryland

Ryland and Shari are most recently from Boulder, Colorado. They chose to move to Punta Burros, Mexico after many visits to the area. Ryland is available to help with surf board rentals, wave reports and SUP lessons. Shari will help with any Spanish translation needs, and will share suggestions for local adventures. Long time Wilderness Medicine Instructors and volunteer fire fighters, you're in good hands with this owner team who live nearby and are readily available if needed.

Shari and Ryland purchased this house in 2016

Why Shari and Ryland chose Bahía de Banderas

We fell in love with Punta Burros for it’s amazing views, easy access, privacy and security, and incredible landscape. Casa Gaviota overlooks the Bahia de Banderas, with the night lights of Puerto Vallarta gleaming in the distance to the east. The Marieta islands can be seen to the west, and the mountains across the bay are stunning as well.

It’s an easy drive from the Puerto Vallarta airport to Punta Burros, about 40 min. Airport pick up/drop off for 4 people is included with your rental.

The neighborhood is staffed with a 24 hour guard and gate access, and doors can be left unlocked without concern. Secure parking onsite is included, as well as surf board/ SUP storage. Flowers and palm trees abound. Come join us in paradise.

What makes this house unique

Unique benefits of this property include

Studio casita with private kitchen and bath

Marble floors and patio create a stunning sense of luxury

Private swimming pool

Private patio area

Easy walk to sandy beach

Good surf breaks within walking distance

Secure off street parking

Kitchen opens outside pool bar area

Each bedroom has a sliding glass door opening onto ocean view patio


Dogs possible


Bahía de Banderas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Surf - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This BR may have 2 double beds or a queen - your choice
    Surf Casita - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double beds may be placed in BR 2 or surf casita
  • Both main house bedrooms have large screened sliding glass doors that open onto private patio areas, with ocean views. Master BR has a king bed, and can have a futon added if requested. 2nd BR has ocean views as well. This BR can have a Queen bed or 2 double beds, depending on your preference. Optional addition of a futon at no charge in either the living room or larger BR if you have people.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Casa Gaviota provides an ideal ocean escape for you and few friends or family members. The pool and beach are fun for those not inclined to try the surfing and paddle boarding in the area. There are a number of fun, small towns nearby for cultural experiences and local dining. For a local in-house cook the 2017 rate is based on a group size of 1-8 people, and includes having your dishes washed and kitchen cleaned after the meal. Breakfast - 400 pesos Lunch - 600 pesos Dinner - 1000 pesos Additionally you cover the costs of the ingredients in your meal, reimbursing the cook based on receipts provided. Housekeeping provided 2x/week unless additional services requested.


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Amazing Ocean Living, private pool, private beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Really Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

Simply amazing. Great house, great people, great setting. Shari was a wonderful hostess. The beach is close, clean, and quite. We will surely look to go back here!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable house with fabulous view in exclusive neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Our girls weekend in Punta de Mita was fabulous, and staying at Casa Gaviota was perfect! The house is well laid out with two separate beds/baths, plus the casita (2nd studio/house) steps away. It was almost too big for the three of us, six could fit easily. The view of the ocean, is as good as in the pictures and drinking margs in the pool watching the whales go by was unforgettable.

Shari and her husband were the perfect hosts, and if they offer to arrange an in-house massage, take them up on it! The professional masseuse came right to the house and was excellent. Shari also has fantastic restaurant recommendations...a little brunch cafe called Naef was our favorite. Oh! And be sure to have Rosie do at least one dinner while you’re there, what a treat.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

It would be really hard to top this spot for a family getaway. Calm, peace and quiet in a natural setting that includes, but is not limited to, a picture-perfect beach, tropical birds, and stunning views of humpback whales when we visited in February. The house is comfortable and exceptionally well-equipped. The pool alone is worth the cost of admission. All in all one of the best weeks we've enjoyed at a beach. Totally recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beachside vacation retreat

  • 5 of 5

Gosh where to begin. This place has it all. Incredible location, amazing views, terrific beach access, the perfect pool porch, and a lovely house. And if you're into surfing or paddleboarding, it's great for those, too. How about watching humpback whales breach in the distance as you're drinking your morning coffee? Yep, did that everyday. I really could go on and on, but if you are considering this one, I'd just go for it -- you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing, great beach access, amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED Casa Gaviota and will definitely return. Beautiful views, easy access to the ocean (a 50m walk). Super friendly and helpful host/owners - they were on-site in a separate apartment above the garage during our visit and struck a great balance of being available for questions/checking in and allowing us space. Their canine companions were friendly hosts as well! Loved hearing the sounds of the ocean from the veranda/pool area and from bedrooms. Very friendly house-keeper came to clean a couple times during our week stay. We also had her prepare two dinners for us (mole and fish tacos), which were amazing.

Rented surf boards from a shop about 5 minutes away. Also took a lesson from them and went on a snorkeling boat tour for a few hours one day - great guides for both activities.

Perfect location - close to Punta Mita, restaurants, shops; straight-forward drive from Puerto Vallarta airport (we rented a car, which worked well for our group of four); yet also private and removed from busier resort areas/beaches.

Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing comfort, hospitality and tranquil location!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Ryland and Shari are wonderful hosts in this amazingly beautiful location. Their home is like a dream, light, bright, comfortable and every amenity you would need. 6 of us found the house and casita to be plenty spacious. We enjoyed many home cooked meals and found the kitchen well equipped and great grocery stores close by. Ryland even arranged for Matilde to cook for us on our final night, which was a delicious treat. The pool and deck are a wonderful place to relax and watch the day flow by, and the beach is a short 3 minute walk away. We enjoyed surfing each day, which you can do right out their door, or drive to Punta de Mita for a variety of breaks. Ryland and Shari were also very gracious hosts. They prepared dinner for us the night we arrived since it was later and we were exhausted. They helped us get set up with surf board rentals as well as lessons. We all got massages at the house from a friend of Ryland's. It was pure bliss to have a massage then lounge in the pool. This really is a lovely and magical place, you won't regret going! We are ready to book our stay for next year :)

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Punta Burros
Car: not necessary

Nearby fun adventures include restaurants and the weekend market at La Cruz de Huanaxtle, golfing and dining at Punta Mita, and discos/nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta. The surfing and stand up paddleboarding are exceptional. To see the surf break, go to and look for the forecast: north america>N. MX>Nayarit>Punta Burro. There is a surf cam so you can view the wave in real time. There are other breaks up and down the coast w/in a short driving distance so, if Punta Burro is not breaking, you are very likely to find other breaks that are.

The sand beach is a long stretch that can be walked for miles at low tide to explore and access other private, secluded stretches of beach and shallow coves that offer opportunities for snorkeling. Nearby towns offer a true cultural sense of the Nayarit area of Mexico and are only a short drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Tax ID/EIN is 81-3020023

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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