House in Punta del Burro, Mexico
About this property
Beachfront Property on Burro's Surf Beach
This beach lover's ocean front property, which also borders a lush palm-surrounded riverbed, is located on the sand directly in front of the well known "Burro's" surf break, in a community called Punta del Burro. It is part of one of the earliest Punta Mita developments, which accounts for both its charm and its isolation – it is not adjacent to any town or village, and it is far from any of the problems currently associated with border towns and other urban centers in the country. It is private, it is safe, and you will experience the luxury of being able to watch the surf from either the patio in front of the main house, the private palapa off the master bedroom, or under the palm trees in the cozy sand-level sitting area.
Casa Selvatica, is located in Punta del Burro, a private, gated community of about 20 houses located on a part sandy and part reef beach that is home to 4-5 great surf breaks.The property consists of 3 ‘casas’, a main house and two cottages, all located on an acre of land, next to a creek bed in a Oil Coconut Palm Forest.
Casa Selvatica is the main house with a big kitchen, (fully equipped), dining room and living room, located right in front of the ocean on the beach. It has two bedrooms, one with a King bed, one with a Queen bed.
Casa Buena Suerte is the bigger cottage (suite) located in the garden in back. It has a living room with two sleepable couches, a nice sized bedroom with a King bed, and a small kitchenette with Fridge, Microwave, Toaster, Toaster Oven, Hot Plate, Blender, Coffee Maker, etc.
Casa Lilia is the smaller cottage (studio) downstairs in back with a queen bed and also a kitchenette. It is also called ‘the marble room’ as it is all travertine and fossilized oyster shell marble. Although the smallest, it works fine for a couple - it is located next to the path down to the beach and has apart from its own shower, an outdoor shower with an on demand water heater which is pretty nice after you come in from surfing. It also has a small kitchenette with Fridge, Microwave, Toaster, Toaster Oven, Hot Plate, Blender, Coffee Maker, etc.
Designed by architect Cristina Duque, these houses are full of creative exotic touches and unique approaches to design using tropical hard woods, cantera (Mexican volcanic stone), coral and marble. The large sweeping walkways, open air living areas, and high bamboo ceilings keep the houses cool year round. Tropical rare plants, orchids, haliconias, gingers, palms, cycads and more dot the lush abundant landscaping designed by botanist Carlos Sacamano. Over 18 varieties of tropical birds are ever-present visitors to this beach, these gardens and the palm forest next to the river bed.
Location and Surrounding Area
The houses are located on just under an acre of land in the Punto del Burro neighborhood, one of Riviera Nayarit's most desirable secluded neighborhoods. It is gated, private and secure with 24/7 guard service. It is located 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, 5 miles before the Punta De Mita Four Seasons Hotel, 3 miles past the new International Marina in Cruz de Huanacaxtle and fifteen minutes from the funky surf town of Sayulita. Punto del Burro is a quiet, beautiful community offering spectacular views of the bay as well as a fabulous white sand beach free of crowds and vendors.
If you enjoy walking through gardens and palm forests, you can find at the back of the property a newly planted orchard of bananas (6 varieties), papayas, pineapples, oranges, lemons, limes, limas, tangerines, grapefruit, lychees, passion fruit, guavas, guanabanas (cheramoyas), figs, mangos and avocados. Given the incredible growth patterns in the tropics, many of the trees are starting to bear and you may find your own 100 lb. bunch of bananas hanging in front of the house.
The beauty of this property is that it sits directly on the sand in front of one of the area's best surf breaks AND borders a lush tropical river bed with paths that go back through bamboo patches and palm trees ending up in an orchard. Surrounded by pink and orange bouganvilla plants - a true paradise for surfers, beach lovers, photographers, nature lovers and anyone who relishes the privacy and solitude afforded by a spectacular property and house located at the end of the road!
Casa Lilia - $100-$150/nt (Dec 20 – Jan 5 = $200/nt)
Casa Buena Suerte - $150-$200/nt (Dec 20 – Jan 5 = $300/nt)
Casa Selvatica - $250-$400/nt (Dec 20 – Jan 5 = $600/nt)
Whole Property - $350-$600/nt (Dec 20 – Jan 5 = $950/nt)
*Prices are in $USD and vary depending on number of guests, time of year and length of stay
The main peak at Burros is a fast rippable right with a short left. Often there is another peak which will have good lefts and the occasional fast right with a fun beach break as well. Directly in front of the house is a very forgiving wave, perfect for beginners - however, many prefer it to the point as it is never crowded. This wave also happens to be perfect for boogie boarders and stand up paddle boarders! Burros is known to hold any size swell as well as be a wave magnet when other spots aren't breaking. I would say the surf is usually chest high with bigger sets.
Other breaks nearby are Destilladeros, Veneros, La Lancha, El Coral, Anclote, El Faro, and, of course, Sayulita.
Surf-mexico Website says;
"Surfers In the Burros area report a sand and rock bottom with a right reef break and occasional barrels working with a west swell."
Amigosurfmexico Website says;
"Surf in The North Shore of Banderas Bay: Punta Mita faces due South, with deep-water canyons focusing exceptional waves at off shore reefs. Punta del Burro and Destiladeras Beach among others, have the swells often times swing in with full Pacific power and it is usual to enjoy 8-12 ft waves throughout the year."
1. All three houses have good clean water which we shower with, brush our teeth with, etc., – but we also have drinkable water delivered to the property in five gallon jugs twice a week that is available in all three casas.
2. All casas all have top of the line linens, towels, sheets, beach towels, etc.
3. There is a BBQ behind the kitchen in the main house, as well as one out in front of Casa Lilia. The latter can be used by either Casa Lilia or Casa Buena Suerte.
4. There is a lower “sand patio” down on the beach that can be enjoyed by guests in Casa Lilia and Casa Buena Suerte when Casa Selvatica is occupied. It is a little area with beach chairs and lounge chairs that can be used for hanging out at the beach, reading, watching people surf, getting sun, napping, etc. It is surrounded by a rock walls and covered by two palm trees that provide shade. People have brought in blow up swimming pools for babies to play in.
5. There is an antique Armoire outside the Casa Selvatica livingroom that houses (along with the Spanish chest next to it) booties, masks, fins, water/sand toys, etc., that all guests can use. Also in the Armoire there are white Turkish Cotton terry cloth lounge chair covers for the lounges located in front of Casa Selvatica or down in the lower ‘sand patio’. If they get dirty, please either tell Jovanna or bring them to her to wash. (She doesn’t always go down to the beach….)
6. The ‘Surf Board House’ has over 10 surf boards and 2 SUPs that are available to rent – (continual repairs/replacements require that they now be rented) and there are also 5 kayaks and 5 boogie boards that can be used free of charge.
- Board Rentals Nearby
- Beginner Surf Lessons
- Kid Friendly
- Outdoor Shower
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Fire pit
- Indoor Fireplace
- Pets Considered
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This property is located near Burros. Punta Burros is an excellent right point/reef break. It has enough power so that short boarders can rip it, yet is forgiving enough to be tons of fun on a long board too. A classic Punta Mita surf spot.
This property is also located near La Lancha. A great break along one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. This is a classic right reef break with a consistent peak followed by a long wall. Somewhat isolated location and distance from the main road help control the crowds.
This property is also located near El Anclote. El Anclote is a wave that can best be described as fun! It needs a decent S to SW swell for the break to get going, but when it does it offers up incredibly long gentle rides. The wave is not particularly fast and is ideal for beginners when it is small, yet intermediate and advanced surfers will have a lot of fun when it reaches the 5 to 6 ft range (it seldom gets any bigger than that). El Anclote is a point break that reels over a rounded rock reef (deep enough to not pose a threat at all) creating a ride that can be long, very long, easily reaching the 500 meters on a good day and if riding it all the way to the shore right by the second jetty. Think of it as Puerto Vallarta's version of Malibu but less crowded. Plenty of Cantinas on the beach to relax and have some food and drink after your surf. You can also catch boats from here to take you to the more remote spots around Punta Mita.
- Point break
- Beach break
- Reef break
- Short board
- Beginner/Learn to Surf
- Warm water
Searching for Surf and Relaxation took a Wavecation in July
Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 10:37pm from Guadalajara, Mexico
Favorite Break: Burros
Wave/Swell Conditions: Just right!
Thoughts I want to pass on:
We just had the privilege of staying in Lori's beautiful home, a beautiful four hour drive from Guadalajara. We stayed for four days in the studio Casa Lilia which was perfect for the two of us and our dog. We bought all of our groceries in the nearby Bucerias and didn't leave the compound for the next three days! The kitchenette in Casa Lilia has everything you need to make all your meals, and if something is missing, Lori will find it for you. Lori was also incredibly helpful with restaurant suggestions, local activities and fun stories. She even helped us find an excellent local vet and also took me to a fun "ropes" workout class in nearby Punta de Mita. She knows everyone in the area and everyone knows her! The house is situated perfectly on a beginner break steps from the house and a more advanced break right down the beach. And there are a variety of surfboards and paddle boards to rent if you didn't bring your own. Even if you don't surf, the house is very romantic and Lori has a huge array of other beach activities ready for you. Don't let the rainy season stop you from coming! It is the perfect time to visit Mexico because there are a lot less people, most days are still sunny and warm and the thunderstorms are breathtaking!
This is a great Wavecation for:
dk took a Wavecation in September
Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 10:41pm from Colorado
Favorite Break: Right out front
Wave/Swell Conditions: Chest high
Thoughts I want to pass on:
Recently finished my second stay at Casa Selvatica and I'll be back again. Doesn't matter if you're traveling solo, with your better half, couples, family or with surfing buddies, everyone's gonna be stoked. The house is super cool and the owners have your needs covered, all the necessary facilities/amenities, insights, suggestions, places to dine/go/things to see... whether it's a quiet or romantic week or fun beach trip it's all there. Pretty hard to beat this set up, it's every bit what it's made out to be. Yep, I'll be back for sure! Thanks for making your place available Lori, it's awesome being your guest!
This is a great Wavecation for:
Check the surf...from all over the property!
View from bed in Master Bedroom
Casa Selvatuca as seen from the water
View from upper patio
Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle boards (SUP) available!
Beachfront patio, perfect for breakfast by the sea
Master bedroom lookout
Casa Selvetica kitchen bar
Casa Selvetica blue bedroom
Guest bath Casa Selvatica
Master shower in the main villa
Casa Lilia, Studio
Beautiful living room of Casa Beuna Suerte
Buena Suerte bedroom
Bathroom in Casa Buena Suerte
Store your boards in our "Surfboard Casa"
This is Burros, the wave right out front
Two chairs for watching the waves rise and the sun set