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Gorgeous Oceanfront Villa Set In Stunning Nature, Surrounded By Ocean 3 Side

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Open Palapa Style Villa With Infinity Pool near Sayulita

Villa Estrella is a gorgeous oceanfront villa set in stunning nature, near Sayulita, at the village of Platanitos on the Riviera Nayarit. We are surrounded by ocean on 3 sides, incredible natural surroundings, 14 km of unspoiled sandy beach, superb surfing. 2 swimming pools, including heated infinity pool on the ocean's edge.

Fly to Puerto Vallarta and get picked up, we are 65 miles north, a bit past Sayulita, at Platanitos, in an area of stunning beauty, away from the masses of tourists, high prices, traffic and vendors, set in wondrous ocean landscape, with the Sierra Madre Mountains behind us, an eco preserve estuary brimming with fish, turtles, and exotic birds.

Villa Estrella is an open type, architect designed palapa designed for you and nature to commune in wondrous style and luxury, live the soft warm ocean breezes, blue ocean is everywhere, three bedrooms, three baths.

A stunning salon with 30 ft high ceilings, roofed with an incredible palm thatch basket weave, festooned with romantic lighting for the night. The villa is furnished and decorated with comfort, imagination, warmth and style. Bring your ipod and let your musical dreams soar on our space filling stereo.

With the additional meal plan purchase, Rosa the queen of your kitchen will take care of you; feed you, clean for you. Ismael your host will attend to all your needs for adventure, excursions or any other requirements you may have.

Our meal plan provides all the food snacks and drinks; your refrigerator is stocked just like at home. Rosa cooks up tasty home cooked fare, all you need do is sit down and enjoy. Come to be pampered, come to be spoiled, come to relax. The meal plan is a modest additional cost.

Come to see the whales, come to help release the baby sea turtles, come to surf, come to ride horses on the beach, come to hike in to the waterfall, come to fish, it’s all here.

Come for the real Mexico, no tourist traps here, see the simple villages, go to a fiesta in the town square, go to the village market, go to the rustic restaurants in Platanitos for mesquite grilled snapper, camarones al mojo de ajo, icy beer, barefoot in the sand. Watch the Mexican families and the children, it’s absolutely wonderful.

Visit the historical Spanish naval port of San Blas, see the old fort and cathedral, buy trinkets in the square. Go to the market. San Blas is the port from which the King of Spain launched all exploration of the Pacific Northwest, and resupplied all the missions of California.

Villa Estrella is one of 15 lovely villas on the peninsula known as Punta el Custodio, a beautiful village-like community with winding cobbled footpaths, vehicles are discouraged, gardens and jungles predominate, many houses almost invisible behind the masses of palms and flowers.

Excellent management ensures that the villa is perfectly maintained and that guests are treated with attention, respect and dignity. There is 24 hour support, gate access is controlled. Villa Estrella is in one of the safest regions of Mexico, theft and crime are unknown in this community, the local Mexicans are warm hearted, friendly, outgoing and charming.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Hungarian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Jackie

Villa Estrella was lovingly designed, built and furnished by its Architect owners for eventual retirement. The villa is beautifully decorated in an intimate personal manner. The love for nature, and the way the villa brings nature inside is stunning.

Jackie purchased this villa in 2000

Why Jackie chose Compostela

We love nature. We disdain mass tourism. We look for escape from commercialism. We seek individuality of experience. We have traveled the globe and have rarely encountered a more beautiful or unspoiled setting. Rare and hard to find seclusion combined with luxury, service, safety, community.

What makes this villa unique

Incredible natural setting. Ocean on 3 sides, beautiful swimming pools. Your own full time maid who also cooks for you. A host manager to take care of all your needs. Whales in winter, turtles in summer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Compostela in Nayarit

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite bathroom
    Sleep Banco in Salon - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The beautiful 12 ft long living room banco can handle two
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , adjacent bathroom. Beds can be combined to form a King bed
  • Oceanfront master bedroom with king size bed, stunning panoramic views, and large ensuite bathroom
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Villa Estrella offers all-inclusive meal plans designed to individual tastes and special dietary requirements. The meal plans is required as part of Villa Estrella’s rental package and represents a terrific bargain in terms of price, quality and convenience. The meal plan includes private chef. The chef arrives at 7:30AM and will prepare your breakfast, which includes fresh fruit, handmade flour tortillas, fresh salsa, guacamole, eggs, bacon, sausages or whatever other foods you request. Fresh juices and “aguas”, or sweetened wild fruit extractions, are always on hand. The main meal of the day is prepared for you between 1 – 2PM and is called “Comida”. You can choose to eat your meal then or wait till later in the evening – the choice is always yours. Villa Estrella’s Meal Plans include all the food and produce, drinks and snacks that you can reasonably consume. The menus have been designed over time, and are healthy, delicious and varied.


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Gorgeous Oceanfront Villa Set In Stunning Nature, Surrounded By Ocean 3 Side
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Fantastic place

  • 4 of 5

Everything was very nice and put together.

My favorite spot was the hammock!

Take earplugs, when the ocean is rough its kind of loud in the Master because the waves are crashing at your feet. (I know I sound nit picky but I slept with earplug 3 nights!)

Rosa was great, we did our best to speak spanish with her.

Great villa.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport Beach, CA USA

Best Family Vacation Yet!

  • 5 of 5

We chose Villa Estrella because they were flexible with our arrival date, and it was one of the best decisions we have ever made. We arrived in the dark, with the beautiful basket lights lighting the entryway and delicious dinner of chile rellenos and cold beer awaiting us in the kitchen. We went to bed to the sound of crashing waves, and woke to the most amazing view. Our family spent our days lounging in the pool, reading, playing cards, walking , surfing and boogie boarding at the beach, all with no interruptions from phones, internet or was absolute heaven, even for our 22 and 26 year olds. We went from jammies to bathing suits then back to makeup, no blow dryers, no shoes. We all had massages on the patio. Marissa took wonderful care of us, and her meals were delicious...I definitely recommend the meal plan. Ismael and Albero made sure everything at the house and on the grounds were perfect...we wanted for nothing. We were fortunate to spend New Year's Eve with many of the homeowners, who included us in the beach bonfire and cocktail was like we were one big family! They are probably such a happy group of people because they have found the perfect spot in Mexico...on a beautiful point with amazing views, next to an estuary that creates perfect waves and a great beach, near a small pueblo that is easy to reach but off the beaten path. We are already planning our trip to paradise, also know as Villa Estrella, but next time I'm bringing more books and less clothes!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada

Ideal for group or family retreat/event

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Villa Estrella in the evening to garden lights shining on bright pink bougainvillea vines, dinner in the kitchen, and the sound of the ocean. Our group was there for a yoga retreat, and Villa Estrella was one of the houses we occupied for an entire week.

There is a spacious living area that is covered, yet continues out to the dipping pool. Plenty of room for yoga mats. The two larger bedrooms were lovely, and one can fall asleep~ and wake up~ to the sounds of waves. The room with 2 single beds is best for kids.

Rosa and Sofia are exceptional cooks, and we were very well fed. They are able to accommodate some dietary requests with advance notice. The gardeners keep the pools clean and the grounds of the private compound are beautifully landscaped and maintained. This was our second year bringing a group to Punta el Custodio, and we are looking forward to returning in 2017. The owners are very prompt in responding to email.

Those of you new to coastal Mexico: bring adequate insect repellent, antihistamines, and lotion for bites. The 'no see-ums' like tender tourist skin. Also, lightweight clothing that includes long-sleeved tops and pants is super helpful. And if you arrived stressed, chances are excellent it will all be washed away within hours of your arrival Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond all expectations

  • 5 of 5

We rented villa Estrella for two weeks and couldn't have been happier with every aspect of our vacation. The villa was exactly as advertised. The photos really do a wonderful job depicting the villa and everything it has to offer. The property is truly spectacular.

We were lulled to sleep every night by the pacific crashing onto the point. We spent many days in both the private pool and the larger, communal pool. Most days, we waded across the estuary mouth with our two and four year old kids and played in the tide pools that formed in the sand. These pools were perfect for our kids as they would heat up by the sun throughout the day. The pools created a perfect place for all of us to enjoy the ocean. I also spent several days surfing near perfect, uncrowded waves and many days fishing off the point with light tackle. The point happens to be a great fishing spot with many different species of fish within casting range.

We signed up for the meal plan and it was worth every penny (though it was very reasonably priced). Rosa and Sophia took great care of us all and made us feel so at home. My wife has already become Facebook friends with Sophia and truly bonded with both women.

If you're considering renting villa Estrella, we would highly suggest you do so. It definitely takes a little effort to get there but with the driving service to and from the airport it really couldn't be easier. We definitely hope to be back again and again in the future years to come.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! thank you so much for your enthusiastic, heartfelt review.
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Bellingham, Washington

Family paradise

  • 5 of 5

WOW! What a wonderful 10 days we enjoyed at the beautiful Villa Estrella with family and friends. So many adventures for the whole family (our girls are ages 5 and 7) to go on each day including hiking cobblestone paths through the lush gardens, beach combing for crabs and critters, surfing and boogie boarding (favorite!), relaxing by the pools, eating all the delicious meals prepared by Rosa, 1/2 day fishing excursion to the reef (early morning for the dads!), snorkeling off the rocks in front of the villa, and enjoying fresh caught fish prepared over an open fire in the nearby fishing village of Plantanitos. And that was just the first day! Of course the weather was a sunny and comfortable mid 80's each day to work on the tan, and each bedroom was air conditioned for the perfect nights sleep after a hard day at play!

Villa Estrella is more than a great vacation get away- its a treasure. And anyone lucky enough to visit this glorious little slice of heaven as we did will know exactly what I'm talking about. Thank you so much for sharing with our family!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed our secret paradise. Thank you for the enthusiasm and welcome to the growing family of Villa Estrella addicts
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Sacramento can usa

best getaway

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing I can't even explain how wonderful everything was an even more wonderful were rosa and Raquel... I'd like to look into booking for near the first of the year around Christmas time it was a little humid for me but everything else was picture perfect and exactly as you explained. Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven with us...liza

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely comments. We would love to have you back. We have a large family of return guests every year, who have fallen in love with Villa Estrella and return year after year.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
70 Kilometres
Nuevo Vallarta
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Playa Las Tortugas
Car: not necessary

Lie in the Hammock

Ride horses on the beach

Walk or jog the beach

Hike to the El Cora jungle waterfall

Surf right beside the villa

Kayak into the estuary

Release baby turtle hatchlings

Whale watching boat trips

Fishing Excursions

Mangrove wildlife jungle boat trip at La Tovara

Saturday pizza night at Casa Manana

Barefoot shrimp and beer in Platanitos

Craft market on Thursday in La Penita

Petroglyphs at Alta Vista

Tianguis in Zacualpan

Village festivals

Spanish fort in San Blas

Day trip to Mexcaltitan

Overnight trip to Isla Isabel

2 Day excursion to Tequila or Guadalajara

Day trip to the state capital Tepic

Banana bread and Sunday market in Aticama

Mangrove wildlife estuary expedition


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Compostela, Mexican Riviera - Jalisco

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break 2019
2 Mar 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Meal plans are additional. Pricing dependent on number and age of guest$38 per adult per night. Children 5-12 $19/night. Children under 5 eat free.

Airport pickup and dropoff are available. Pricing dependent upon number of passengers, contact owner for rates

Pool heating available, contact owner for rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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