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Stunning Ocean Views, Heated Infinity Pool, Sky Deck, Air Cond., Litibu Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Bahía de Banderas - Casa dos Palmas

Private serine "mini resort"

The Casa is located in the beautiful and secluded area known as Litibu. A 45 minute drive north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, Litibu is just past Punta de Mita in Riviera Nayarit ~ Mexico’s emerging ‘Gold Coast’.

Casa dos Palmas is nestled in a sloping forest with an exceptional view of the ocean in an enclave of fine homes. Litibu beach is adjacent to the quaint village of Higera Blanca. A fifteen minute drive further north takes you to Sayulita. There, you will find a growing surfing destination with diverse restaurants, shops and beach activities.

Approaching Punta de Mita which is at the Northwest end of Bahia de Banderas, you pass the stunning La Cruz marina, the Destiladaras Beach, the St. Regis & Four Seasons resort compound. Once in nearby Punta de Mita, you have a variety of offerings. Among them are the very popular and diverse ‘restaurant row’, stores and of course beach and ocean excursion options.

One kilometer north of Punta de Mita towards Litibu, you pass the fully operational ocean front Litibu Golf course designed by Gregg Norman.

Casa dos Palmas in Litibu is designed as a private ‘mini-resort’ that gets its name due to the unique floorplan. The Casa is built around two 60 foot palm trees that soar through the middle of the property and has an atrium on every level so the site of the majestic trees can be enjoyed from anywhere!

Dramatic entry into the stair tower provides access to the first level suites, utility and laundry and stairs to the pool deck level, bathroom, and maid's quarters.

Entry deck has an outdoor shower for beach wash-off

Dramatic landscaping and lighting compliment the preserved palm forest.

The casa has a first level living suite barrier free from the approaching driveway and jungle ramp

Floor Area: 1,381 square feet (123 square meters)

Open Balconies: 537 square feet (48 square meters), with views of the ocean

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Kitchen with Island Entertainment Bar

Open Living/Dining Area

Front Living/2 Sleeping Area with optional privacy wall

Bathrooms: 2 3/4

Sleeps 8

Atrium with deck and palm trees

The second floor suite maintains privacy from the first level suite yet connected by the stairs and access to the pool deck.

Floor Area: 1,023 square feet (93.3 square meters)

Large Open Terrace: 587 Square Feet (52.4 square meters), with ocean views

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Bathroom off Living /Dining Room


Kitchen with Island Entertainment Bar

Sleeps 4

Atrium glass allows ocean view from bedroom

The sky deck of 1,136 square feet has the two giant palm trees extending upward through the deck from the atrium below. A huge Higuera tree provides a lush canopy over the deck area.

The magnificent ocean views surrounded by the palm jungle makes the deck an entertainment center for large gatherings or the privacy of small groups. The sounds are the wind and ocean plus your selected music.

From the entry hall and up the stairs is the private pool deck and heated infinity salt water pool. The pool water surface blends with the ocean and sky and is for the private use of the first and second floor suites.

The stair tower protects the pool from the jungle background with sun orientation plus shaded areas on the deck.

Pool and sun deck has the convenience of a bathroom and shower along with a mini refrigerator.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

owner/property manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Stunning Ocean Views, Heated Infinity Pool, Sky Deck, Air Cond., Litibu Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Very well maintained Home

  • 5 of 5

We want to thank Michael from the beginning of the reservation and to the end of our vacation, we really enjoy Casa Dos Palmas, the set up was perfect for us, we enjoy cooking meals with the family and love expending time with the kids around the pool. thanks to jose and Olivia for care of all our needs we really recommend this house is very private and of the end of the street, we will truly come back in the future, its well located close to Punta Mita and Sayulita, we recommend Casa dos Palmas for anyone.Thank you Michael!!!!!! my Family really enjoy your Casa......

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful vacation staying at Dos Palmas. The house was even more beautiful than the photos. We had four kids ranging in age from 12 to 17 and there was plenty of room for everyone. Jose is a wonderful caretaker. He was great about showing us how everything worked. For a small fee, he had stocked the fridge and pantry with all of the food items we ordered. Michael was terrific in the weeks leading up to our vacation, giving suggestions about activities in the area and other helpful tips. (One of his best: rent your car from Gecko.) The house was exceedingly clean, had everything we could possibly need. Our biggest dilemma everyday was which part of the gorgeous house to hang out in: the beautiful front patio, the pool, the roof deck. The house is very private, but it's easy to get to Sayulita, Punta Mita and other charming beach towns. (You will want a 4-wheel drive, though). Litibu beach is just an 8 minute walk away. We were often exhausted after surfing or paddle-boarding all day so we tended to cook dinner at the house. But there are several good restaurants within a 15 minute drive. (We loved having cocktails on the rooftop of 5km Surf Bar.) We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of paradise....

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying that my husband and I are very seasoned travelers, as well we have traveled through Mexico and visited many states and beach areas. We are always very cautious of traveling in the country and were wonderfully surprised with how safe the Sayulita/Litibu/Riviera Nayarit area is. With that being said, The Casa is in a very secluded area and we always felt safe and relaxed. It is a 45 min drive from PVR and a 20ish min drive to Sayulita. You will definitely need a car rental.

The nearest beach is about a 8-10min walk and was not very busy. It is surrounded by homes and the nearest resort is about 1.5-2 miles away on the beach and I am assuming that is why the beach is very quiet.

The entire experience was very positive and we highly recommend the area but even more so Casa Dos Palmas. From the moment we booked the stay to the Casa, to the moment we were dropped off at the airport to go home, we were guided through the entire process. Truthfully, it is very often that when booking a vacation to a new location that we find ourselves saying, "I wish I would have known"... Michael is completely transparent regarding what to expect that he leaves no guessing and you are NEVER DISAPPOINTED! He provided us with so much information that we were completely ready for our stay.

The Casa itself is a wonderful gem, the architect/owner really took the time to think of everything. The house is so wonderful that you almost do not want to leave it to explore the area. The views of the ocean from all angles of the home are breathtaking. We completely took advantage of this and had every meal possible out on the deck and pool area.

The Casa is situated in the small town of Higuera Blanca/Litibu area. It is hard to find on your own, the property manager Jose (who was wonderful) will meet up with you after arriving to the area and take you to the Casa. Once you arrive he will walk you through every inch of the home and make sure you know all of the ins and outs. For a small fee, Jose will shop for your immediate needs and have it ready for you in the Casa when you arrive. This was worth it so that we could have everything we needed after traveling. Olivia's cooking was superb and highly recommend having her cook you a meal or several.

The Casa is so beautiful and so well taken care of by the staff. They take so much pride in caring for all of your needs while you are there and are very accessible. We had such a great trip. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home-base

  • 5 of 5

After much planning, our three families decided to book a trip to Mexico, primarily because of the amazing home we found for rent in Litibu. Michael did a great job preparing us ahead of time, giving us tips and suggestions. The first thing we noticed as caretakers Jose and Olivia showed us around is that it truly looks exactly like the pictures. Spacious, clean, and modern, the Casa had every amenity we needed. Casa Dos Palmas exceeded our expectations and our large group fit comfortably in the Casa. The house itself is so well planned with plenty of places to spread out for both group and individual time. On multiple occasions everyone retreated to various locations in the house to read or nap, and there was no shortage of places to go. Next to the pool (where we spent a lot of time) was a bathroom with a shower and mini fridge. There is also a shower outside the front door for washing away beach sand. There are comfortable chairs on every deck--and we tried to use them all. We immediately felt relaxed and at home in Casa Dos Palmas. The casa is located in a quiet neighborhood at the end of the road, free of barking dogs, crowing roosters, and car alarms. The only sounds we could hear were the birds and the ocean. Jose and Olivia did some grocery shopping for us for a small fee, which meant when we arrived, the Modelo and Pacifico were already on ice--and we were grateful after a long day of traveling. Casa Dos Palmas is located near a non-touristy town called Higuera Blanca, which has small shops to buy necessary abarrotes. The road is a bit bumpy but nothing we aren’t used to in NW Montana. We do recommend renting a vehicle from Adam at Gecko in Bucerias. Best deal, incredible service. We liked being a little bit off the beaten path, but convenient to Sayulita and Punta de Mita. Definitely have Olivia cook for you--her meals of chiles rellenos, homemade tortillas, and fresh seafood are worth every peso. We also ate at KM 5 and Sayulita. The Litibu beach (just a block away) was great for boogie boarding--and practically empty, even during Semana Santa. Michael has a collection of boogie boards and chairs for use at the Casa (and beach hats, too!) Punta Negra was a favorite beach, just a little bit south of Litibu. Another fun group activity was also just up the road--Archery Experience Mexico. Check it out--it was a blast. Michael, Jose, and Olivia went out of their way to ensure we had the best vacation possible. We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious and spacious retreat with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this property in February and had a terrific time. The home itself is stunning. Beautiful architecture and endless room to expand. There was 11 of us and we all had plenty of space to relax in our own way. The location was also terrific. Close to Sayulita and San Francisco but far enough away to escape. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear that you had a great experience. Let us know when you'll be back again.!..
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  • 5 of 5

My wife & I stayed the last week of Feb. 16. The property is wonderful, very clean, so private, beautiful & has so much room and all the extras. Even though it is not right on the beach you can throw a rock to the beach from the roof top deck. We slept in the king bed on the main floor, bed was very comfortable. You are so close you can hear the waves crash on the shore. Just a short walk down the road to the beach, you can also drive & park there. First part of the beach is a little rocky with some granite cobbles then as you go to the south becomes sandy, great for boogey boards, etc... The infinity edge pool is divine and heated, great for a moon light swim. Jose (caretaker)and Olivia (housekeeper and cook) are wonderful people, we enjoyed their local tips of the general area and they were very attentive to our requests, which were minimal because we had everything we needed. Jose's son met us at the arch in Higuera Blanco as planned and showed us the property. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner prepared by Olivia and her daughter out on the main deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean, fantastic sunsets. Wish we could have taken advantage of that a little more often but our schedule did not allow it, maybe next time. Michael is super, very helpful with the reservation, stayed in contact, he is very concerned and attentive to all the details that made our stay carefree. So peaceful and quiet at the end of the road. the dirt road in is bumpy in spots but very passable in a regular rental car, just take your time. A vehicle with higher ground clearance is helpful for the numerous speed bumps on the paved roads/highways into & around Sayulita. A/C works great but did not need it that much because of the nice ocean breeze. We would highly recommend this place to stay only 15-20 minutes drive into Sayulita. In Sayulita the food is inexpensive, fresh and delicious; try River Café, Mary's & Café Sayulita. El Expresso has the best latte and Choco Banana is a close second, both have good breakfasts. Some awesome frozen ice cream and tropical fruit popsicles at Tiki stands.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dan & Cristina for your detailed review. It generously paints the picture of the Casa experience and the surrounding region (especially Sayulita). Please think of us for a future vacation and bring additional family, friends. Regards, Michael, Jenifer & Max
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season 2017
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
Low Season 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £394
Pet Fee £79


Rates are negotiable depending on the number of people and the season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bahía de Banderas in Mexican Riviera - Jalisco

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - Living Area Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Suite - Main Bedroom - Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is in the bedroom.
    Sky Deck Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also has a sleeping twin bed
    Atrium Suite - Living Area - Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Pool Deck Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Includes a small refrigerator
    Atrium Suite - Living Area - Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Atrium Suite - Main Bedroom - Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is in the bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Atrium Suite - Living Area - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , Optional privacy wall between the two living area beds
    Atrium Suite - Living Area - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , Optional privacy wall between the two living area beds
    Atrium Suite - Main Bedroom - 2 Double Bed , Double Beds, New firm Mattresses, TV, Reading Table
    Master Suite - Main Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • In the Atrium Suite Level - there is a main bedroom with two double beds, new firm mattresses, TV, Armoire, laptop/mobile device docking and work area. In the large main living are are two Queen Murphy beds - 2 sleeping areas with an optional privacy wall. In the Master Suite Level - there is a main bedroom with king bed, large bathroom and vanity area, Armoire, TV, reading lights, laptop/mobile device docking and work area. In the large living room there is a queen size sofa sleeper.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Also, as a welcome for our guests, cold drinks (a few beers, sodas and bottled waters) will be chilling in the refrigerator once you arrive. What to expect during your rental at the Casa: *Building maintenance person will be on site periodically taking care of grounds. *Pool will be cleaned twice per week. *Fully equipped kitchen available in each suite with state-of-the-art appliances. *Purified water provided in the dispensers is to be used for drinking, cooking and ice. *Full bathrooms stocked with towels, soaps, shampoo, hair dryers etc. *5 Air Conditioners with remote controls throughout the casa for your comfort. *Flat Screen TV’s and DVD’s in each suite. *Telephone Landline available upon request. *FREE WIFI *Iron and Ironing board *Covered Parking *‘Infinity’ Swimming Pool. Organic Sodium based pool. (No chlorine) *Garden Level Suite is Wheelchair accessible. ** The Litibu community is a VERY safe area and is discretely patrolled by the Punta de Mita police.

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