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Fantastic Beachfront Villa A Surfer's Paradise , 60 minutes North of Sayulita

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertable beds 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Bienvenida a Casa Sonrisa

Come discover a hidden paradise, and experience the life of private luxury. Casa Sonrisa is a beachfront villa with a stunning setting and incomparable views. Our rates include a full time maid service which adds to the relaxation. Our manager also offers as an option a personal chef service.

Enjoy wonderful, uncrowded surf out your backdoor and beach comb miles of pristine coastline along a protected Turtle Reserve. Relax poolside, have delicious meals prepared for you and meditate to the soothing sound of the waves beneath.

Come for the rhythm of nature, escape from the traffic, tourists and high prices to another world. Come for the real, enchanting Mexico. Stroll through the small villages, go to a fiesta, learn a little Spanish and embrace the wonderful people.

If you'd like to view the virtual tour, see the link at the end of this listing. Thanks!

Keywords: House, villa, rental, surf, beachfront, ocean, waves, Sayulita, Mexico,beach.

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Shannon Poulsen
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Shannon Poulsen

My family and I travel all over the world. When our bags are unpacked this is where we choose. Truly an enchanting place. This is the place to be if you are looking for a fantastic place to enjoy Mexico.

Shannon Poulsen purchased this villa in 2002

Why Shannon Poulsen chose Nayarit

We chose just North of Sayulita for the Enchanting Location and the wonderful, friendly people, and surfing, surfing surfing! It really does not get any better than this!

Our kids prefer being in Mexico, and the villa over anywhere else.

When you are enjoying a stay in Villa Sonrisa, you will feel completely welcome and right at home. A very private, upscale yet back to nature adventure.

We searched high and low and when we found this place we fell in love!

What makes this villa unique

We surf daily in uncrowded, consistant waves. Our kids love the friendly locals and the food is just too yummy!

Turtle season is enchanting, this place is like living the discovery channel!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Shannon... We just arrived home late last night after an awesome vacation at your home in platanitos! Lizeth prepared a great welcome dinner....arrived at 6ish. The house is amazing! Views extraordinaire ! Shopped at mega.... Beforehand.... Ate fish and fresh tortillas I bought from Saul at restaurants Ruiz ... Became friends. Excursions to see liberation of tortugas... Kayaked, bogged, hiked to the two beaches north.... Desolate....magical. San blas, sayulita, San pancho.... And so many memories in between! Games, ukelele( brought mine).....tequila, beer and Santa even showed up ! Soooo much close, family time!

Liseth was great , came most days, cooked twice..... We had good conversation. House was more than we expected.

Dec 2015
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Compostela Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathroom 1 and 2 are master suites, private. The 3rd full bath is shared with 3rd and 4th bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Another master suite w same views and sea below...WOW!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A private master suite, wonderful views and sea just below.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Attached to full bath, small, comfy :) 2nd bed can be moved.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This wonderful room. Views, attatched Jack & Jill fullbath.
  • Matrimonial size beds, 1 in each room, 4th bedroom(very small room) has a twin trundle bed which sleeps 2.A new pack and play is available to use as a crib.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Full laundry, BBQ, 24 hour Security, Daily Maid Service/Cook, Fresh Water, onsite manager, kayaks and surfboard.


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Fantastic Beachfront Villa A Surfer's Paradise , 60 minutes North of Sayulita
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 47 reviews

Beautiful home in remote Mexico

  • 5 of 5

We (my husband and I and three teens + my mother) stayed at this home June 28-July2. Shannon was extremely helpful with all the information she gave us before we headed up to Punta El Custodio from Sayulita. The house is gorgeous. It is beautifully decorated and the kitchen came stocked with all the appliances we needed. All of the bedding and linens were very nice, beds were comfortable. We were there for the surf and it unfortunately was not quite working the first two days but the 3rd and 4th days we got some decent waves. We only saw other people surfing on the weekend. Perla our housekeeper was a pleasant surprise. We paid her to prepare two meals for us + homemade tortillas. We ended up getting 4 meals out of what she prepared for us. It was all excellent. The community pool was gorgeous and the dipping pool in the backyard was used a lot. It was definitely hot during the time we were there but we were in the water a lot so that helped. We all really enjoyed this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property in a quiet villa. The best thing about the place are the ocean views.

  • 5 of 5

The facilities are very comfortable. Very nice decor. I will be back

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO USA

Wedding trip vacation

  • 4 of 5

My family and I rented this wonderful villa for a wedding trip to Mexico. I have visited this area several times but had never had the pleasure of actually staying in this villa. The accommodations were wonderful. We had 8 adults and while the smallest bedroom would work for children better we made the best of it. The dipping pool was great. When we were sitting enjoying the view a quick dip was all we needed to cool off. The views from the casita at the bottom of the stairs as well as the bedroom overlooking the pool were so beautiful. We were not able to use the wifi but we did not miss it at all. This truly is a place to go to unwind and leave the electronics behind. We had a few iguanas visit us while hanging out on the deck area! If there was one negative thing to say it would that there is not a good view of the amazing sunsets that this area has. If you are looking for a place off the beaten path where relaxing is your primary goal this is the place!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (3 teenagers) had a wonderful time staying here. We have also stayed in Sayulita and other locations in Nayarit, but this is my our new favorite. Be aware you are not in the commercial/tourist district, which made it great for us. Quick easy walk to the village for supplies or a meal at a restaurant. We did rent a car since we are familiar with the area and wanted to travel to Las Varas, Chacala and Guayabitos. As with most other reviews, we would definitely rent this gem again. While the wifi was inconsistent, I found that to be a PLUS. We went to this location to unplug and it worked. We boogie boarded, read books and listened to Juan Gabriel. The perfect vacation.

My kids are teenagers so it did not impact us. However, I might be a little concerned with the layout if my children were under five. Not that the place is unsafe, just that the rear patio area has lots of stairs and some areas with minimum railing may be a concern for some parents with younger children.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, CO

Amazing location. Fantastic experience.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights at playa platanitos March 2017 and are already considering our next stay. The location is unbeatable. House is great. We had 2 families with 4 adults and 4 children. The house accommodated us comfortably.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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great place to just get away in solitude

  • 5 of 5

We (a group of 6 friends) were the only ones around during most of the week we stayed at El Custudio in Villa Sonrista. It is BEAUTIFUL there. PARADISE. I plan to go back. OK, now for the minor negatives (the positives in the view and location outweighed the negatives). WIFI might as well not exist it is so slow or sporadic. The modem is new, the location is just so remote. I gave up trying to stream anything on my chromebook. Because it is all open indoor/outdoor living, after the midnight rains, the bity bugs come out, so bring the bug spray. We left with a bunch of chigger bites, but honestly, made me feel like a kid again back on the farm. The maid, Perla, is wonderful, stays out of the way and is constantly tidying up. The gardner is a sweetheart. If you aren't used to a house staff, it might at first feel unsettling but they are professionals. Walk or drive down to the little village of Platanitos and get to know the locals. On weekends, families come out and it is just such a great setting. The local fish and food are good at the restaurant with the "coca-cola" logo painted on it (under the hotel). As far as ElCustudios, the staff (Lorena and all) are helpful and wonderful and keep you supplied in some food and beverages - they kept a running total going for us and arranged for local fish to be brought to the house. Lorena also arranged for Albero to take us on an outing to an amazing hidden waterfall in El Cora. That was an amazing memory. If you stay at this place, do that outing!! Sonrista is amazing. We slept in the cabana and enjoyed the sound of the ocean every night. The villa dipping pool is nice, but we went to the community pool more often because of the amazing views. Like I said, most of the time, we were the only one in any of the villas. More people came after the middle of our stay and they were wonderful to visit with. If you go to see the turtles be released across the estuary, be sure to bring your money. We forgot and had to plan to return. The estuary isn't all that easy to cross if you are old, but there is a kyak for use. Others just waited for low tide and walked across. I will return here again. It is on my all time top 10 for great vacation spots. Shannon, if you EVER think of selling this place, CALL ME FIRST!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Playa Platanitos
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Plenty of Restaurants serving the fresh catch .
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Turtle Beach, and Playa Platanitos

We are located on a beautiful quiet beach, which is also an official turtle reserve. During the nesting season you may visit the turtle research camp. Here you can experience the hatching and the release of these endangered animals. This is a truly memorable experience.

Perhaps you would like to enjoy fishing, whale watching, bird watching or even horseback riding on the beach? The possibilities of a new adventure are endless.

Our family's favorite days are busy with walking and exploring the little pueblas, surfing or hiking to a wonderful waterfall. Let your imagination run wild!

See a link below for a virtual tour!


Rates & Availability

Compostela Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

We try our best to accommodate all guest inquires. Please feel free to send me your vacation budget, and I will see if we can make it happen. Ok!
As a guest of Villa Sonrisa, you will feel right at home, with plenty of privacy, yet still all the assistance you desire available, just around the corner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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