Punta del Burro, Costa Banderas, Costa Banderas
ON THE BEACH in one of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit’s most desirable neighborhoods, CASA TORRE is a private haven for relaxing, surfing, whale-watching, and long beach walks -- right in your own backyard! It’s location is Punta del Burro, a gated community of fewer than 40 homes, on the North Coast of the Bay of Banderas -- 40 minutes from Vallarta, and even fewer from Punta Mita, Sayulita, and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle (Marina Nayarit).
Casa Torre is recently constructed and fully furnished with an emphasis on quality and tradition. Its namesake stone “torre” (tower) distinguishes the street-side entry, as do its lush garden and multi-level ponds of fish and lilies. Floor-to-ceiling views of the Bay of Banderas and outdoor living area welcome you to the home’s grand room. Fully open, it offers defined spaces for living, dining, and kitchen.
A presentation-style kitchen includes handmade copper sink, antique chopping/prep table, and slab granite counters that extend to a spacious bar and socializing area. Classic vintage Mexican furnishings distinguish the large dining room. The living room, 2 steps below, incorporates casual tropical-style furnishings, built-in seating, and lighted niches for displaying your treasures.
Three generously-sized-but-distinctively-different master suites (king beds) offer ocean views, private terraces, and 5-piece baths. One is on the main level, the others upstairs. A 4th bedroom (twin beds or converted king and en suite bath), overlooks the entry garden.
The outdoor living terrace overlooks the beach and Bay, and includes a solar-heated infinity pool; palapa-covered seating for shaded lounging, whale-watching, and cocktails at sunset; and a dining pergola with built-in gas grill and prep/serving area. The stairway to the beach curves through stone-walled gardens, arriving at a private lounging pergola.
Casa Torre incorporates numerous energy-saving and environmentally sensitive features, including solar heating for the pool (and full-house capability), microplant biological sewage treatment with waste water recycling for irrigation, LED lighting systems, and windows and doors designed to assist natural air circulation and minimize heat gain.