Casa Selvatica Estate

5-12 guests 5-12 guests
5 bedrooms 5 BRs
5-7 beds 5-7 beds
5 bathrooms 5 BAs
  • 20 mins south of Sayulita
  • Located ON Burros surf break
  • Large Villa, 2 cottages, Star Patio Apt
  • Kayaks and surf boards available
  • Very private and tranquil
  • Gated community

Casa Selvatica is located in the private and 24/7 gated community of Punta del Burro, 20 minutes south of Sayulita, 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, 5 minutes south of Punta Mita and 10 minutes north of the fishing village (and new International Marina) La Cruz de Huanacaxtle - all located in Riviera Nayarit. It is the second to the last house in the Burros community, on almost an acre of land in a palm forest adjacent to a river bed and sits in front of one of the area's best surf beaches: 200 yards to the right of the house is the well-known surf point called "Burros" and directly in front of the house is a very forgiving wave perfect for learners - with another mostly left break in between. 

Punta del Burro is 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, like the rest of Punta Mita, it is far from any of the problems currently associated with border towns and other urban centers in Mexico. 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.

The property consists of 4 'Casas,' the main house and 3 casitas - all located on an acre of land. 

1.  Casa Selvatica, the main villa sitting directly in front of the beach is over 2000 square feet, has a living room, dining room, well-stocked kitchen, a guest room with a queen bed, and a patio. The upstairs consists of a master suite with a king bed and a private palapa/patio looking over the ocean. Sleeps 4. 

Just behind the main house of Casa Selvatica, in the palm tree forest, are the bungalows which have a slight view of the ocean through the palm trees and out the creek bed. 

2. Casa Lilia, which sits at the top of the path down to the beach, is a studio with a queen bed and a great kitchenette, indoor and outdoor showers, and an outdoor patio with table and chairs. 

3. Casa Buena Suerte is above Casa Lilia and is a suite with a large bedroom with a king bed, the living room has two sleepable couches and you'll also find a kitchenette. The bathroom features a cupola ceiling in between the two rooms with a shower and a lot of hand made tile and stone. Enjoy an outdoor porch with a stone table and chairs. Sleeps 2-4. 

4. Casa Cielo is a new loft apartment up in the trees. It features a queen bed, kitchenette, dining area, palapa (thatched roof) covered bathroom, and 2-person copper bathtub/shower and lounges in the open air under the palm trees. Sleeps 2.Casa Cielo is not rented alone. 

The four 'Casas' can sleep from 10 to 12 people. All bedrooms have AC.

Depending on the time of year and your wishes/number of guests, you may rent the main house or one or more of the bungalows (casitas). We have various combinations to make it work for you. 

CHEF:  we have a professionally trained fabulous chef who will shop, prepare your meal, serve and clean up either one, two or three meals a day at very reasonable prices.  Inquire re/ rates.

AUTO:  our administrator has fully insured cars he can make available to you also at reasonable rates.  He will pick you up at the airport, stop by the market if you wish, bring you home, give you a tour of the property and leave you with the car.

SURFBOARDS/SUPS & OTHER TOYS:  There are boogie boards, snorkels/fins and an Italian competition ping pong table on the property.    We have a quiver with over 25 surfboards (longboards, shortboards, funboards and long and short soft tops for learning!  And we have four Paddle Boards - all of which you can rent while you are at the house,  And we have a great teacher who has been known to have a student standing all the way in on the right or left wave directly in front of the house.  We have 3 longboards and 2 shortboards reserved for experienced surfers. We also provide yoga mats. 

ELECTRONICS, WIFI & PHONE SERVICE:  The house has a stereo system with a DVD player and Bluetooth for you to plug computers or smartphones into. We have a high-speed wireless internet connection via a newly installed fiber optic cable system. We also have a Vonage phone from which you can call anywhere in the U.S or Canada, as well as a Telmex Mexican phone line for local calls. Most cell phones will work out at the property, even on the beach. 

If you enjoy walking through gardens and palm forests, you can find at the back of the property many varieties of bananas, papayas, pineapples, oranges, lemons, limes, limas, tangerines, grapefruit, lychees, passion fruit, guavas, guanabanas (cheramoyas), 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.  Depending on the time of year, you might also find a vegetable garden full of many varieties of lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, peas and many herbs: basil, oregano, parsley, chives, cilantro, etc. 

The beauty of this property is that not only is it sitting directly on the sand in front of one of the area's best surf breaks, but it borders a lush tropical creek bed with paths that go back through bamboo patches and palm trees ending up in an orchard surrounded by pink and orange bougainvillea plants - a true paradise for surfers, beach lovers, bird watchers, 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!

Punta del Burro is a small community of about 20 houses, not attached to a town or village and thus provides excellent security.  It has a gatehouse with guards 24/7.  The beach is very private with few people on the sand and around five surf breaks from one end to the other.  And to repeat, it is about 20 minutes to Sayulita and 5 to Punta Mita.  

Need less space? Please consider renting one of the bungalows separately:

Casa Buena Suerte 1BR (2-4 guests) | Casa Lilia 1BR (1-2 guests)

For more information please use the contact form and email or call us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Pricing Details

Discounted Price for Long Term Rentals (30+days) - $6,000/month

All pricing is in USD/Night

Jan - July 10 - $600/night 

March 20 - April 11 - $700/night 

July 11 - July 31 - $500/night

August - September - $450/night

October - $550/night 

Nov 1 - Dec 17 - $600/night 

Nov 20 - 28 - $700/night

Dec 18 - Jan 4 - $1000/night

Special Events can be arranged. Please use the contact form to inquire

Payment Formats Accepted
Personal Check

Bank of America Transfer

19 reviews
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Best place ever!
We recently stayed at Casa Selvatica for 8 nights, and did not want to leave! Upon entering the complex, my jaw dropped at the surrounding architecture, giant palms and wall of flowers. I could not believe how beautiful the surroundings were. There is enough to to comfortably sleep 12 people in the big house and casa beside. The house is perched right on the beach and you can drink your morning coffee while checking the surf. The place is kept spotless by lovely Susana. The beach is pretty quiet considering the nearby resorts, and will hopefully stay that way. It is definitely recommended to rent a car, as there isn't anything within walking distance. Driving in this area is very easy and felt safe. I cannot wait to return!
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Stayed: January, 2023
Beyond Impressed, everything was perfect
We just had the most amazing family vacation at Casa Selvatica. This well-designed home right on the beach is set up for a very relaxing time with your own fun mellow surf break directly in front of the house with a world-class wave a minute walk down the beach. We surfed by ourselves directly in front of the house every day. Views were stunning, the water and weather was perfect. Great security for feeling safe with it's own gated community, which is beautiful by the way, and security constantly walking the beach. Great supply of bottled water plumbed right into the kitchen and fridge, also with filtered water from their own well into the house for an extra piece of mind. So much is already at the house so you don't need to travel with much from a variety of surfboards, beach chairs and toys, snorkel gear, and much more. House is also well stocked with towels, kitchen supplies and anything your home would have. Pablo speaks good english and is incredibly service minded so you don't have to stress about a thing. Susana also has a heart of gold and keeps the place very clean every day. Definitely suggest having her cook you a meal or two if not every meal! Personal favorite was the palapa apartment on top of the two studios. Felt like we were in a luxurious tree house. Very fun artistic design to the whole property.
Thank you, Lori, for sharing your beautiful home and providing a beach vacation that would be hard to beat. We'll be back.
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Stayed: April, 2021
Better than advertised!
First off the pictures do not do this property justice! We were blown away by the magical design and architecture. The property is situated oceanfront yet it is tucked away in the jungle where it feels extremely private and safe. We stayed here with my husband, my 2 kids (ages 3 and 1) and another friend and there was more than enough space - we could have easily had another family and several more friends. Lori was extremely responsive to all of our inquiries, Pablo offered door-to-door service from the airport and a rental car directly which was a huge help, and Susannah not only cleaned the house every day but also watched our 1 year old while we explored the surrounding towns. We loved cooking meals every night in the fully equipped open kitchen and could not have asked for a better location to spend our vacation. My husband and buddy caught great waves directly out front too at Punta del Burro. We will definitely be back!
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Stayed: September, 2020
Absolutely Amazing Experience
Words can't effectively describe how grateful we are that Lori rents this incredible home! Casa Selvatica and everyone who is associated with it - Pilas, Susanna, Pablo, Ivan, Roberto, Chef Octavio and his team - are truly the most outstanding vacation rental we have ever experienced - and we have rented beautiful homes in the Icelandic countryside and the heart of Kyoto. The house is designed to be almost hidden in the landscape - rather than imposed upon it - and when we opened the shutters every morning downstairs - it was like we were one with the jungle and beach. Everything about Casa Selvatica - the plates, the linens, the flow of the house, the beach, the palapas - is just what you need. It is truly heaven.

And having Pablo and his team to pick you up and take you back to the airport and for daily check-ins and recommendations - was just what we needed. The grocery store in Bucerias was so well stocked that we were able to shelter in place and surf/paddle board/walk on the quiet and secluded beach - for our week. We so want to return sometime when the virus is under control so that we can explore more of Nayarit and Punta Mita - but we are so grateful to have been able to experience the amazing sanctuary Lori and her team have nurtured at Casa Selvatica.
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Stayed: March, 2020
Highly Recommend!
Incredible location and very good communication with the host and all staff. 100% happy
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Stayed: January, 2020
Better than heaven
Casa Selvatica is so wonderful. As a surfer, if I had to choose between heaven and this place, I'd be on my way here without any hesitation. The location is amazing, and the surrounding area is a treat. It's a pleasant drive up to Sayulita (go by way of Litibu, it's a nicer drive than through La Cruz) and the beachfront restaurants in nearby Punta de Mita are delish. We wished we could have stayed here the entire month. Thanks Lori!
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Stayed: January, 2020
Beyond amazing!!! Pure paradise!!!
Our family of nine LOVED the house and staff. It was so beautifully decorated and clean. Everyone had their own bedroom/bathroom and we would all enjoy our meals together on the beautiful patio overlooking the most stunning views of the ocean. My niece stayed in the treehouse aka: "Star Patio" and absolutely loved it. The home is literally surrounded by lush jungle that is perfectly maintained. Octavio cooked three dinners for us, all of which were fresh and delicious. Susanna kept the house clean daily and was very sweet. Pablo was always available with just a text or phone call. He helped us with anything we needed; such as directions to the market etc... I would definitely recommend renting a vehicle from him as it was very reasonably priced and allowed us to go to all of our excursions and restaurants. I highly recommend Margarita's on the Hill; it's only a few minutes from the house and the food was beyond delicious. In the mornings we would sit outside to drink our coffee and watch the sea turtles and whales. We also enjoyed watching all the people surfing or attempting to surf. LOL. Don't hesitate to book this gorgeous piece of paradise. Everything from booking the house with Lori, to airport transfers, renting a vehicle, scheduling Octavio to cook was easy. Just let Pablo know what you want or need and consider it done.

Thank you so much Lori for sharing your beautiful home. Please thank Pablo for us as well, he was so accommodating and friendly.
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Stayed: December, 2019
I deal getaway for a group or family
It is hard to say in a few words how much we loved this place. After our first day, we were trying to figure out when we could make plans to come back. Of the eight of us staying there, I was the only surfer. For me, it was paradise. Walk out to the beach to surf and then back to the house for breaks. I usually did 3 sessions a day. Everyone else walked the beach, hung out at house, or swam in the ocean. There are so many surfboards available, there is one that will work for you. There are also plenty of water toys for non-surfers.

Pablo, the house manager, took such good care of us including arranging to have Octavio cook 3 meals a day for us. I HIGHLY recommend hiring Octavio to cook. All food was amazing. Susana kept the house so clean and tidy. She was like an elf. We did not see her too much but you could always tell that she had been there because it was so nicely kept.

We are really looking forward to getting back.
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Stayed: October, 2019
Beyond Impressed
WOW. This place is a dream. Lori has created an incredibly special place to connect with the beautiful nature of Nayarit, from the jungle to the ocean. We loved waking up in the morning to surf, the lightning at night, and the lush greenery on the property. Punta del Burros is an excellent point break right, and you can literally walk 2 min down the beach from the house to surf!! The other huge bonus here is the incredible team that takes such good care of you during your stay. Pablo is your house manager and can arrange for anything you'd like -- massage, chef, surf lessons, surf rentals, car rentals, fresh coconuts from trees on the property, and more. Susana cooked for us all week and her food was delicious!! It was a total dream, and so incredibly easy for us. We can't wait to come back. Muchas gracias para todo!!!
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Stayed: September, 2019
Wonderful place to stay in Mexico!
My boyfriend and I stayed in Casa Buena Suerte for 2 amazing weeks. This property is truly a beautiful oasis. It is set in a well maintained jungle setting and steps down to a pristine beach.
Casa Buena Suerte has everything you need including a beautiful bedroom with king bed, comfortable sitting area, nice bathroom, patio table and seats with a view of the beach.
The Kitchenette is equipped with almost anything you need to make meals including small refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, and plug in double burners with all the dishes and pans you need. The housekeeper comes in every day to clean, take out garbage, replace water, and make our beds. When there were others staying in the main house, we were able to have a big group dinner cooked by the housekeeper and it was delicious for a very reasonable price! All of the staff and the owner who helped us during our stay were also really generous and kind people.

The beach in front of the house is semi-private in that there is a security guard patrolling it so there are none of the usual vendors you see elsewhere at other mexican beaches. You also can generally leave your stuff out and no one touches it. You can surf right in front of the house or just walk a few minutes and you are at the main surfing spot at Punta Burros. When we were there it was a little treacherous to play in the water as the waves can be big, and there is a rocky reef that you have to navigate. I was able to boogie board when the tide was low, and you can always walk down the way to the hotel and swim in their sandier beach.

This place is a gem and we hope to be able to return soon!
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Stayed: January, 2018
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