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Book this 4 bedroom villa in Platanitos today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and air conditioning among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 28 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $2500 to as high as $2950, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 67% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 18, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Platanitos Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Mountain Views
- Balcony or terrace
- Shared garden
- Smoking allowed
– based on 28 reviews
- Very Good
Casa Colibri is a beautiful, characterful, paradise of a home in a secluded location. Step across the pavement from the front door and down the steps to the sea, (and beach you have virtually to yourself) for a kayak or swim down the estuary, or to surf the waves of the ocean. The amenities in the palapa are excellent, the place is better equipped than my home, with everything you could ever need in the kitchen. The amazing central room is open to the exquisite plants that tumble abundant with flowers, and also looks out onto the hot-tub. The dining table is large and round, begging for large sociable dinner parties. Mona cooks up fantastic food. The bedrooms are all unique and comfortable, some with their own terraces. The location is fantastic, as you're away from tourism and with a second beach (with restaurants) a short walk away which buzzes with local villagers on Sunday, their day off. By car, you're not far from interesting towns and villages to explore, with markets, fishing hauls, crocodile boat trips and plenty of Mexican local life. It's a 3 hour drive from Puerta Vallarta.
“Is this place heaven?”
Remember the line from the movie "Field Of Dreams," where the character playing Kevin Costner's Father asks him: "Is this heaven?" That what I kept thinking about when we stayed at Oliver Korshin's place in Sayulita, except that as far as I was concerned, it was heaven, and it had WiFi to boot!
“A little piece of paradise...”
Our first visit to Casa Colibri was back in 2009. We have been back since then several times, and each time we enter the gate of Punta el Custodio, the small community, we have the feeling we enter paradise. The place itself is magical, you are in another world, Casa Colibri is build i a place full with beautul trees, flowers, a lush jungle. Very Private, away from all the tourist, the perfect place to relax. The house is very special, with privacy for all guest, the bedrooms are build in separate 'casitas', or houses. Amazingly beautiful living area, with an inviting huge dinner table. The drive from Puerto Vallarta airport is beautiful. We come back every year, it's our highlight every time!
“Wonderful place to relax by the ocean”
We have rented Casa Colibri twice now and it is wonderful. Beautiful open-air main palapa lets you relax indoors and outdoors at the same time, with a great little pool for a quick dip (or longer for the kids!). Rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable, with plenty of room for your stay. The beach is right down a set of stairs outside the front door - you can hear the surf from all rooms in the house. The beach is perfect for everyone with surf on one side and a river estuary on the other. Really ideal for kids. The service at Casa Colibri is fantastic with delicious food prepared daily.
“remote luxury -- delicious food -- pure relaxation”
16 of us gathered for my parents' fiftieth anniversary. having a professional cook and easy access to the ocean, dipping pool, and community pool made our week at casa colibri easy and relaxing. in our group were kids whose ages ranged from 19 to 2, and adults of all level of activity and interest. but every moment was savored as there was much to do simply hanging, reading, talking, listening to the ocean. june is the rainy season, so we had storms and some rain each day, coupled with plenty of sunshine and warmth. there were very few people around, and we liked that! prepare for no-see-ums and mosquitoes in june. the tides were not completely in our favor for crossing the estuary. that strip of water is usually safe and shallow enough to wade across, except during the outgoing tides. still, some in our party explored the estuary and did some body surfing. be sure to check tide tables for optimal enjoyment of both! the staff are friendly and helpful, and there's a great opportunity to practice spanish! mona is the cook and housekeeper for colibri. her cooking is spectacular, and she was able to honor our requests for a celebratory party of tamales and cake. we had one in our party with food allergies. mona easily accommodated her dietary needs, and we had no issues. the grounds are incredible! there is a huge variety of flora, and very busy landscapers. it was so peaceful just to stroll around punta el custodio, though we did venture down the road to platanitos, where a bevy of restaurants line the beach and where we met one of the owners, an affable local who offered his services if we needed any help. we took a day trip to san blas for a change of pace, and the drive itself was eye-opening and very cool. the kids (and i!!) loved it. the ocean is incredibly warm and body surf-friendly! and, the owners of casa colibri were entirely helpful as we planned the trip. that was a delight.
“A Piece of Paradise”
Just returned from a wonderful week at Casa Colibri. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience! The home is lovely - had everything that we could have wanted (except for perhaps a pizza on day 6 of Mexican food) and far exceeded our expectations. Mona, Maggie, Ismael and company were wonderful and very accommodating. Punta El Custodio is magical - I got on a surf board for the 1st time and surfed everyday of our stay. Our group consisted of 2 couples, 1 single and 2 children (9 and 12) - there was something for everyone.
Fresh squeezed orange juice and breakfast ready as soon as we arose. All rooms maintained in spotless condition with artfully beautiful personal touches everywhere. Each room is separated from the others and with the open air environment, each maintains privacy but one can still hear the surf hitting the rocks in the evening.The lush tropical grounds are kept trimmed and georgeous. The villa is in a small gated community on a point of land with miles of uncluttered and lightly used beach to explore. There were kayaks to borrow and explore the estuary.The sunsets were extraordinary. Lots of birds to observe and whale watching both from shore or private boat excursions. Except for loading and unloading, vehicles are kept at the perimeter of the community, helping to make this a private and quiet retreat. One would hardly know there are other units nearby as the lush landscaping creats visual and sound barriers. Cobble stone pathways and the one lane, one direction vehicle access adds character to the entire experience. It invites you to take long walks and just enjoy the peacefulness. The villa itself is a wonderful experience to enjoy. Its architecture is characteristic of a tropical environment and adds a relaxing aspect to the entire experience. We felt completely secure during our stay. Outside the gated area, we enjoyed the rural and friendly community that adds to the attraction. Just remembering our visit brings a sense of tranquility.
excellent food, and firendly service from the house keeper. the only issue in summer are the mosquitos.
“A magnificent oasis on a beautiful, quiet coastal spot in Mexco”
After my 4+ hour plane trip and the ~ 2 hour auto trip from the airport to Nayarit, I was a bit nervous at what might be ahead, particularly as we wound our way along a very rough patch of road during the last 1/2 mile in the car. However, the moment we drove into the gated compound, all my concerns vanished. The weather was perfect, the accommodations were superb, the friendliness and graceful hospitality were world class. And yet even that wasn't the best part! The compound sits atop a beautiful bluff overlooking the ocean with wonderful views, both north and south. A two-minute walk down some stairs at the edge of the compound takes one to the water's edge. From there, it's a matter of a few strokes and one is swimming in warmish water among quite manageable waves that allow terrific body surfing opportunities. If one instead swims across an estuary, a very easy feat, one comes upon a miles-long, white sandy beach that is virtually completely uninhabited. I regularly ran about 4 to 5 miles/ day during my stay and I don't think I ever saw more than a few people along the way. Nor did I see anything that looked like the "end of the beach" ahead of me when I reached the end of my outbound run and turned to go back. For those who need lots of people and lots of activities during a vacation, this may not be the place for you. But for those who really want to wind down in a quiet place of exquisite beauty, peace, perfect weather and ultimate privacy, I can think of no better place I've ever been.
From the moment we arrived at the airport, we knew that we had stumbled upon something remarkable. On our way out of Puerta Vallarta we (delightfully) watched the overcrowded, swanky tourist resorts disappear on our two hour drive to Punta el Custodio. Most in our group were filled with nervous anticipation as we drove up the jagged road that led to the isolated gate for the homes on the point, and we were not to be disappointed. Never had any of us seen such an amazing array of gardens and flowers. I was convinced we had found Mexico's Shangri-La before I even stepped foot into Casa Colibri. The first thing you notice when you step inside the house is the gorgeous palapa that covers the kitchen and living room. The open atmosphere begs for you to begin relaxing immediately (and cold Coronas were readily available). The bedrooms were equally as gorgeous, with the terrace in the master suite being a personal favorite (as well as the uniquely colorful tiles in each of the bathrooms). Our days were spent in utter and complete relaxation; some days we got so busy relaxing that we weren't able to fit anything else in. We migrated from the community pool on the point that overlooks the Pacific Ocean (and is shaded by the most majestical fig tree you'll ever see), to the sandy beaches on the other side of the estuary, to the pool in Casa Colibri, to the couches underneath the palapa in the main living area. Needless to say, we were pretty busy. The food service was incredible, and I think I fell in love with Mona (and her ability to make margaritas). We spent every evening by the community pool, a cold Corona in hand, watching spectacular sun sets over the Pacific. And if we weren't relaxed enough by this, we'd top it off with a moonlight dip in the small but peaceful pool 5 feet from the main living area in Casa Colibri. For our one week, all other trivial matters in the world ceased to exist. It was the very essence of vacation.