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Remote, romantic jungle palapa overlooking the ocean with 3 beds, kitchen + bath

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

LBS is a 1500 sq ft jungle palapa with 3 beds, two couches and panoramic views

Our 'Little Big Sur' is an off-the-grid, in the jungle, palapa with many modern conveniences for those travelers who want an ecological, private and natural vacation. This palapa is in the eco-preserve, Chonchos, located one hour south of Boca de Tamatlan. Boca is about 45 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta. Chonchos is accessible only by water taxi. The palapa and immediate area are exceptionally beautiful and private, but not for everyone. This is for active people who want to literally be “in nature.'

ACCOMMODATIONS: 'Little Big Sur' (LBS) is on a jungle cliff directly overlooking the Bay of Banderas. It is about 1200 square feet, which is open to the bay/jungle, except for the master bedroom and bathroom. LBS has a full kitchen including solar powered refrigerator, stove, oven and all the plates/utensils/pots needed. There is a covered living room/dining room and outdoor deck overlooking the Bay. VIEWS ARE STUNNING FROM ANYWHERE IN THE PALAPA.

Sleeping arrangements include the master bedroom (queen), an upstairs loft bedroom (queen) and an outdoors bed (king) on the deck overlooking the Bay. On additional person could sleep on the large couch. All bedding is included.

HOW TO GET THERE: A typical visit to Little Big Sur includes flying into Puerto Vallarta, staying the night while shopping for provisions like food and drink, and catching the 9:00 AM morning water taxi to Chonchos. About an hour later you’ll arrive at the Chonchos beach and will be greeted by the staff. Sometimes – depending on how many people and how much luggage you bring – you’ll be helped up to LBS by mule.

WHAT TO DO : There is plenty to do – including doing nothing. During the migration season, its not uncommon to see 50 whales glide right beneath the deck. Walk down to either of two beaches for snorkeling, fishing or just plain sunbathing. Kayaks and swimming equipment are available. There are plenty of trails through the jungle. The nearest village, Chimo, is a two-mile hike along the beach and mountains. Sometimes the best thing is to just chill by reading a book and taking in the spectacular mountain jungle and ocean, which surrounds the palapa.

LBS is a also a great place for a family and friends vacation. There is enough room to sleep 6 pretty comfortably, 8 including coaches. There are also other palapas nearby that can be rented for overflow.

For those who must, the LBS has electricity, some cell phones work, and there is Internet in the centrally located restaurant.

A LA CARTE PRICES: An LBS stay is $125/night for 2 people, $25 for each additional person, with a three night minimum. This includes the full palapa that can sleep 6 comfortably. It does not include: travel to/from the airport and Boca de Tomatlan, your food/beverages, the cost of the water taxi ride ($15/each way per person), and the cost of a hotel for an overnight stay in Puerto Vallarta.

COMBINATION PACKAGE PRICES: The weekly Combination Package described above includes two nights in Corona Adobe's Adobe Suite - in the El Centro district of Puerto Vallarta. The Corona Adobe has a pool, beautiful 360 degree views of Puerto Vallarta, and all the modern conveniences nestled inside a 100 year old Adobe. Does not include: food or drink at the Corona Adobe or Chonchos, water taxi to/from Chonchos. Contact us for pricing information.

More Details

Karen Rutherford
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 March, 2018

About Karen Rutherford

We live in Puerto Vallarta and Los Angeles. We've owned LBS for 10 years. Fred is in clean technology and Karen is an inn keeper.

Karen Rutherford purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Karen Rutherford chose Chimo

It's a great combination of remote eco resort with many modern conveniences.

What makes this cabin unique

- Beautiful ocean view combined with jungle mountain location

- Romantic and secluded

- 3 beds, will sleep 6-10

- Full kitchen with utensils and necessary cooking items

- Enough electronics to charge your phone or play music


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Chimo, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
  • Fully functional bathroom with a shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 large double bed , Enclosed bedroom
    Loft bedroom - 1 large double bed , Upstairs sleeping loft and sitting area
    Outdoor bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Outdoor bed sleeping under the stars
    Couches - 2 single bed , There are two couches big enough to sleep on
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Remote, romantic jungle palapa overlooking the ocean with 3 beds, kitchen + bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

the place was great

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Little Big Sur! Great accommodations and a great view for watching the whales....

  • Review Submitted: 27/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Car: not necessary

The water taxi stops twice daily. You can take an excursion to Yelapa, a great 2 mile hike to the small fishing village of Chimo where you can buy groceries, explore and eat at a seaside restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Chimo, Mexican Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season Rate
15 Dec 2018 - 15 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Semana Santa
20 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$79.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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