Litibu, Punta Mita, Surf Chic

The Surf in your Front Yard Lot for Sale in Punta Mita / Litibu

By Cheryl Woodcock - Feb 06, 2020
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Casa Loma – The Perfect Escape to Tranquility

By Cheryl Woodcock - Feb 06, 2020

Attention Surfers! Check the waves with your morning coffee. Surf in your front yard!

The great escape, Casa Loma rests on a hill with breathtaking ocean and sand views. People come from all over the world to experience the powerful ocean energy of Playa Litibu, a three-kilometer long white sand beach on a plain surface, surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains and nestled up to the lush jungle.



Live surrounded by nature with the sand and surf in your front yard. Sleep with the sounds of the ocean waves, take a swim in the glorious crystal blue waters, have a coconut from one of the palm trees along the beach first thing in the morning, enjoy longs walks along a beautiful white sand beaches and breath in the fresh air while having the breeze and the sun around you. Live between the exclusive gated community of Punta de Mita with luxury hotels, stores and golf courses five minutes away and 15 minutes from the colorful Mexican surf town of Sayulita on Riviera Nayarit, 40 minutes north from Puerto Vallarta.



A home away from home where the air quality is pure. The perfect escape to tranquility. A spa like living environment as your very own home. Casa Loma is a mix of architectural styles: eclectic chic and traditional tropical Mexican design with Mexican tile and appointments, rocks and trees inside the living spaces. Four bedrooms, four baths with terraces where you can enjoy the panoramic views while cooking on the large terrace’s kitchen. Bohemian Mexican charm meets modern sophistication with this Gypset styled home. This luxurious yet comfortable beach house blends cozy elegance with the relaxed beach surf life feel. The property is gated with loads of charm and is very private. It has been completely remodeled with top-of-the-line appliances and extras needed to feel comfortable in this surf chic beach setting. The star of the show is the majestic colorful sunsets appearing every night.



Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

Square Footage: 5,457

Lot Size: 20,811

Year Built: 2008

Type: Single Family

Style: Other

Status: Active


Address: Casa Loma, Litibu

Area: Litibu

Neighborhood/Subdivision: Litibu

City: Punta de Mita

Country: Mexico


Parking Spaces: 3

Parking: Direct Entrance

View: Landscape;Bay;Ocean;Panoramic


Cooling: Air Conditioning;Ceiling Fan

Stories: 3


HOA Fees: 660


$/SqFt: $275


For more information please contact or 310-600-1471.


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Rancho R+R

By Cheryl Woodcock - Feb 06, 2020

Celebrity home visited recently by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendez.

Rancho R&R is an exquisite beachfront home nestled in the ultra private Ranchos community of Punta Mita and is indeed a masterpiece.

Perfectly conceived over 5 years owners and architects worked together meticulously to ensure no detail was over looked. The architectural craftsman for R&R are none other than internationally renowned Mexican architects Alfonso Lopez Baz and Javier Calleja. Both architects put their heart and soul into this home. The resulting award winning “X-shaped” design a modern masterwork and one of the most aesthetically beautiful homes you will ever see. Indoors and outdoors blend seamlessly with the design amplifying the 206 feet of beachfront and accentuating the panoramic ocean views, from seemingly every corner of the property.


As incredible as the home itself is, the in-residence service is equally as impeccable. The Four Seasons trained on-site house manager and team ensure you are pampered and the on-site chef caters to your every culinary need.

This beachfront paradise has exceptional amenities in terms of water sports and on site gymnasium as well as it’s own private beach area. Other amenities in Punta Mita include several beach club options, 2 Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf courses and a world class tennis facility.


To learn more about this unmatchable property, visit the website of 
Rancho R + R.

For more information please contact or 310-600-1471.

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Teitiare Estates Sayulita: Vacationing like a fashion editor!

By Cheryl Woodcock - Jun 12, 2017

Seeking a beautiful place to stay in Sayulita, Mexico? An authentic, relaxed atmosphere, a stylish décor and surfing are important to you? Then we got the right resort for you. Teitiare Estates – a home where you actually feel the vibrant lifestyle of a fashion editor.

There are truly so many fabulous places to stay in Sayulita. If you are looking for a little more privacy and the Surf Chic appeal- Teitiare Estates are for you. It is located on one of the most beautiful and private beaches in the area. The property is owned by the internationally renowned gorgeous fashion photographer Anne Menke and her husband Johann Ackermann. Anne’s editorial work radiates glamour and a zest for adventure, just like her.

Today, she combines these compelling elements in a new enterprise, the luxury-meets-inspiration Mexican resort Teitiare Estate. I spend quite a bit of time there as this is where I attend many photoshoots with my daughter Skyler. In fact the latest Hollister and Co campaign was just shot there a few months ago. We also love to stay there on holidays with the entire family for a weekend or two.

Teitiare Estates stands for a magnificent beach, breathtaking style and privacy.

Menke’s images have graced the pages of Vogue, Elle, and Travel & Leisure, but you could asily mistake this little, blonde beauty for one of her model-subjects. Gypset chic, her work takes her to the most exotic locales in the world. Today, she calls both New York City and Nayarit, Mexico home. In the latter, she and husband Johann, a former fashion agent, have created a breathtaking compound called Teitiare Estate overlooking the deep blue sea.

So enchanted with the natural terrain, Menke has used it as a backdrop for high fashion shoots. Teitiare is just 5 minutes outside the ever so popular seaside village of Sayulita and about forty minutes north of Puerto Vallarta’s international airport. While getting there might not be a problem, leaving could be. After all, once your safely situated in Teitiare it’s pretty tempting to stay. The beach is simply magnificent.

The luxury villa comes with a butler, sauna, wine cellar… and leaves nothing to be desired.

Take your pick between Casa O’te Miti, a six-bedroom air-conditioned villa situated on a rocky point with a 200-degree view of the Pacific blue and Casa Ninamu with two gorgeous bedrooms steps away from your private beach and the water beyond, a surfer’s paradise. Did we mention that Casa O’te Miti comes with a butler, chef, gym, sauna; business office, library, cinema and Tuscan style wine cellar? See why you might have a problem going back home? But here’s the good news. If you do fancy lingering longer, you can purchase a home in the exclusive eco-friendly enclave.

Thanks to the owners striking décor one feels as if they are on a tropical yet elegant adventure. 

Teitiare’s striking décor reflects traditional themes found in northern Africa, the South Pacific, and of course, Mexico. Both villas feature thatched roofs and inviting floor plans. The foundation is built on sustainability, with eco-sensitivity at the core of the construction. But sustainability is more than just a business philosophy for Menke and her family; they have made it a community project. Seeking to inspire the next generation of global citizens (including her three beautiful children), Menke and husband Johann along with other visionaries- Tamra and Theo Koch co-founded Costa Verde International School in Sayulita, an ecological, community-oriented, multicultural, bilingual private school. The curriculum challenges students to analyze and solve problems relevant to the world. The school is also home to a first-class resource center for the local area on issues of the environment.

Thanks to her faithful stewardship and that of others, Sayulita has responsibly transformed from a small fishing village to a progressive community with recycling programs, farmer’s markets, animal shelters, and healthcare facilities.

Ideal place for celebrating a wedding or a special anniversary.

Menke has truly created something very special in Sayulita, Teitiare the ideal place for a wedding, special anniversary,  a beautiful backdrop for a tropical ad campaign or a much-needed retreat. And whether you’re soaking in the local flavor or nestled in a hammock caressed by gentle tropical breezes; you might just decide to stay an extra day, or a lifetime.I am personally looking forward to our next stay in this beautiful Surf Chic Property. I highly recommend Teitiare Estates to all of my friends back home and anyone seeking a glamorous-Yet relaxed- Surf Chic vacation.

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Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita – The most luxury hotel in Nayarit, Mexico

By Cheryl Woodcock - Jun 12, 2017

Spectacular sunsets, locally harvested meals, and inspired décor lure the world’s elite to the Five-Star Four Seasons Hotel & Resort Punta Mita Mexico. Find your dreams, passions and reconnect with your soul- south of the border in this exquisite property.

In 1960, young Canadian architect Isadore Sharp opened the first Four Seasons in Toronto. Actually, it was the Four Seasons “Motor Hotel” and was built in one of the least desirable district of the City – the only area Sharp could afford a large piece of undeveloped property. Sharp’s success led him to continue building hotels but it wasn’t until a decade later, when expanding into London that the company transformed into a luxury brand on par with royal favorite Claridge’s and The Connaught, which had housed equally well-heeled guests since 1815. Soon, Four Seasons was catering to both elite business and leisure travelers worldwide.

Exclusive service with emphasis on local architecture and culture

While competitor luxury hotel chains like Ritz-Carlton sought to create a uniform quality to properties no matter what the locale, Four Seasons strives for uniform service, but emphasizes local architecture and culture.

Missoni tunika from Maris Collective / picture taken by Nik West

This philosophy is richly embraced at the stunning Five-Star Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita Mexico. The property nests in a 400-acre private nature preserve just northwest of Puerto Vallarta. Traditional Mexican-style casitas sprawl amid lush gardens, their red-tiled roofs kissing the sky.

Designed by Diego Villaseñor and Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita opened in 1999 and features 173 discreet and rooms, including suites and lavish private villas. Sculptures, torches, and fire pits welcome guests throughout the property. The interior was designed by Maria Isabel Gómez and Gina Parlange and showcases a breathtaking contemporary art collection.

Elegant accommodations were redesigned in October 2012 and feature a blend of chic Mexican architectural authenticity and the high-tech lifestyle we value. Color palettes reflect the sparkling sea, white sand, and abundant sunshine just steps outside one’s door.

If dining is your desire, the Resort offers four outstanding restaurants and three lounges under the direction of Executive Chef Philippe Piel Much of the fare is locally sourced, including the sumptuous red snapper, mole paste, Bahía de Banderas lobster, mahi mahi, achiote paste, and coffee.

You can work up your appetite at one of the ten tennis courts, four pools, scuba diving, surfing, fishing, yachting, horseback riding, weight training, yoga, or snorkeling. If golf is your game, two 18-hold Jack Nicklaus courses await you.

Under the marvelous guidance of General Manager John O’Sullivan (an accomplished artist and poet) and Resort Manager , Gonzalo Guelman- Four Seasons Punta Mita has flourished.

Fours Seasons Punta Mita – one of the celebrities favorite resorts due to privacy is a top priority 

I have been privileged to stay at many magnificent Four Seasons properties around the globe, and can say unequivocally that Four Seasons Punta Mita is in a class all its own. The property prides itself on privacy and security – and for good reason. International film stars, politicos, and industry titans all find refuge and renewal under the warm Mexico sun. Rumor is that Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates was a guest. If true, he might have been on official business. He and Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia purchased 95% of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts from founder Isadore Sharp in 2007.

Resort dress from Maris Collective Punta Mita / picture taken by Nik West

Sharp, now an octogenarian continues as Chairman. A half-century after he opened the doors of the Four Seasons Motor Hotel in a disreputable part of Toronto, the company thrives as one of the most opulent hotel & resort chains in the world. As for Four Seasons Punta Mita Mexico, it is the shining jewel in its crown.

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A Divine Destination: St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico

By Cheryl Woodcock - Jun 12, 2017

Discover Punta de Mita – a cozy beachfront village on the Mexican Pacific

If you’re wealthy, famous or both; chances are good you’ve discovered the sun- drenched refuge of Punta Mita. Just 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, the cozy beachfront village on the north end of Banderas Bay in the Mexican state of Nayarit has quietly become an exclusive playground for celebrities, moguls and politicos looking for retreat and rejuvenation. The Bold-faced famous like Lady Gaga, Kirsten Dunst, Kim Kardashian, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, Mario Lopez, Demi Moore, Madonna, Sir Elton John, Vince Vaughn, Beyoncé and Jennifer Aniston are just a handful of stars who’ve sought solace in the warm breezes of Punta Mita. Along the same latitude as Hawaii, the region averages 85° in summer with winter months averaging a balmy 75°.

St. Regis Punta Mita Resort – one of Mexico’s most exclusive and private hotels

While the area boasts some gorgeous resorts, the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort more than lives up to its heavenly namesake the 17th Century monk Saint Jean-François Régis. The resort’s 89 guest rooms and 31 suites offer every wish of modern luxury but are decidedly unfussy. Pampering, not pretention define the world-class service, affording high-profile guests the extravagance of privacy in pristine environs, which include fragrant gardens and infinity pools.

When it opened in 2009, Punta Mita was the first St. Regis property in all of Latin America.

Today, thanks to General Manager James Hughes and his innovative team, The St. Regis is preferred as much for its breathtaking locale as for its extensive list of activities. Two spectacular Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses beckon recreational golfers and the pros alike, while the white sand beaches and sparkling coast offer aquatic activities like snorkeling and dolphin watching.

Enjoy a high-class service at the modern luxury resort

After a day at play, lucky guests may re-energize in the 10,000 square foot Remède Spa. For foodies, the St. Regis is a holiday on its own with five places to savor flavors from near and far. Dine poolside – featuring light fare including ceviches and sushi or sip cocktails as sunset  perched at the highest point of the resort with inspiring views.  However, if a special occasion calls for true elegance, slip into the Award-winning restaurant Carolina – featuring fine seafood infused with Mediterranean influences as well as local zest. 

Whatever your pleasure, St. Regis Punta Mita’s opulent setting, coupled with top drawer amenities and dazzling service will no doubt renew your senses, lift your spirit and have you jetting back again in no time at all.

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Petit Hotel Hafa: Sayulita’s best bohemian styled hotel

By Cheryl Woodcock - Jun 12, 2017

Lovely boutique hotel in Sayulita where bohemian culture meets the Jet Set

Staying at the Petit Hotel Hafa is an experience that cannot be missed. Located on Calle Jose-Mariscal just steps from the plaza center. This quaint hotel is perfect for those seeking a Surf Chic and bohemian lifestyle vacation just minuets to the beach.

It is truly one of my favorites places to stay when I am in the beautiful Surfing village called Sayulita. I just adore all of the rooms that are decorated with handcrafts and art from different cultural areas of Mexico. This Hotel is just perfect for those wanting to enjoy all that Sayulita has to offer without spending a fortune. The bohemian culture and gypsey meets Jet set along with the feel of the hotel really is everything that Surf Chic embodies. Whether you are a Surfer or a beach lover this is the perfect place to come and enjoy.  

The hotel is owned by the glamorous and super beautiful multi-national nomadic Mignot family. The Mignot’s have wandered the world for decades, often living on boats and collecting textiles, pearls, and vintage clothing along the way. For years, they set up successful, but temporary clothing boutiques in places like Key West, and Bora-Bora. Fortunately, the last few years have seen them find their land legs in the world’s most desirable destinations, where they are wildly successful artisans, champion surfers, designers and hoteliers. One can spot the children Lola Marco Nomme and Diego Mignot competing on the current WSL world championship Surfing tour. All trained in the waters of Sayulita.

A refuge for the global traveler looking for luxe comfort, without the fuss.

Notably, lifepartners Christophe Mignot and Marina Garcia’s Petit Hotel Hafa in Sayulita has become a refuge for the global traveler looking for luxe comfort, without the fuss. Especially the Surf Chic crowd  along with many super famous brands and fashion magazines using the hotel and a Super chic back drop for their photoshoots and advertising campaigns. 

There is nothing stuffy about the environs or the staff.  If anything, the attitude is refreshingly egalitarian, absent any feeling of pretention.  I simply Love this!  When I arrive I am always greeting with a warm smile and excitement for the adventure to come while staying in the hotel.

The hotel’s tranquil, yet cheerful Euro-tropical palette soothes and inspires. The Rooms feature unique artifacts from Mexico and open-airy designs that beckon the sea breezes on particularly warm days. Rooftop views survey the ocean, providing a welcome retreat or an optimal place to socialize, whatever your mood. My favorite is to have a glass of wine on the roof at sunset. Or for those who like to indulge of the Mexican culture they offer complimentary Tequila on the roof top.

It’s the perfect place to invite friends and relax. My children actually love sleeping on the rooftop there. Staying at Petit Hafa is one of my all time favorite experiences in Mexico. I simply adore the Hotel’s boutique as well.

Sayulita’s fashionable shops and treasures are just around the corner.

The boutique hotel is perfectly perched just off a bustling plaza brimming with fashionable shops and cafes.  This brings us to another Mignot gem. Whatever you do, you must stop in to Pachamama.  The proprietors are the same family- called the  famous Les Gazelles, the athletic, sun-kissed and lovely, Mignot sisters (Nathalie, Laurence, and Marie Jose). Les Gazelles’ shop is chock full of tasteful treasures – Mexican embroidered dresses, Tahitian pearls, leather goods, the famous Dreamcatchers that are sure to delight and so many wonderful creations that could easily be spotted on runways. I hope you will find your way to the treasure.  

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