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Sayulita Perfection - New Oceanview Architectural Gem - 2 blocks Beach & Plaza

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


About the property

Brand New Designer Home - Oceanview & Heated Pool

Casa Carino is a part of the luxury vacation rental complex called "Dreamer Circle" in the Pacific Heights Area of Sayulita, the most sought after location in town. Designed by Sayulita's most famous architect, Miguel Valverde, who built and designed Casa Paloma, Casa Sonadora and Villa Colina - all next to Casa Carino. (He also designed and built a house for the President of Mexico!) Casa Carino is a truly special luxury home for the discriminating vacationer in Sayulita's best neighborhood and the closest to the beach and town plaza.

A total and complete remodel was just completed. The original house was gutted and additional stories are being added. Please viewVRBO Listing #5885 or VRBO Listing #440595 to see the quality of homes that this owner and architect have built! 2 bedroom suites plus another convertible TV/Bedroom with adjoining bathroom. There is 1 king bed, 1 queen bed and convertible luxury king couch bed. There are 2 outdoor showers. This wonderful property has amazing ocean views, a heated pool, tropical landscaping and yet only two blocks from Sayulita's town center and main beach.

This is a perfect property for a couple, a family, or two families with a couple of kids. (MAX 3 couples, 1 kid and 1 infant)

The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens which provide uncommon beauty and serenity. The views of the hills, and village are exquisite. The home is furnished with incredible art and furnishings and every single detail of this home is thoroughly considered to grant you a very pleasing aesthetic.

Casa Carino is the 4th Sayulita house created by the owners and this is their favorite - the place that they stay when they come to Sayulita.

At Casa Carino, you can enjoy the essence of Sayulita, Mexico. The atmosphere here is that of a small, friendly, fishing village in an exotic natural setting. The perfect, peaceful setting to relax and enjoy Sayulita's unique beauty.



Salt water, heated pool with waterfall

Shallow area for the kids

Whole house filtered water system

Custom Kitchen with granite counters

Triple paned windows - for amazing soundproofing

Huge palapa roof terrace with awesome ocean, town and mountain views

Three outdoor living areas

A/C throughout

Beautiful original art throughout

Smart TVs and Bluetooth Stereo systems (NO cable)

Whole house WiFi

Luxury linens

Daily Maid service

Two outdoor showers

Large custom bathtub

2 blocks from town center and main beach

More Details

Property Manager
Dennis Duff
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Dennis Duff

My wife, Joan, and I, Dennis, live most of the time in an area frequently referred to as the northern tip of the wine country in California, just above Napa Valley. I sold my Internet Marketing Company, my wife wound down her successful art business and we started buying property in beautiful Sayulita. We are semi-retired now, but still manage to keep busy with all our real estate projects, investments and family. We travel quite a bit together and with our two married daughters and their husbands and their growing families. One of our daughters is a successful Interior Architect in Los Angles who is married to an entrepreneur who is the majority owner and CEO of a major software company. The other daughter is an occupational therapist, whose husband is a Director of Photography for numerous TV shows. We are an active group. We all love to ski, hike, scuba dive, surf, bike, boat, ride motorcycles, and hang out together in beautiful environments. We are grandparents now with both daughters and are thoroughly enjoying this delightful new addition to our lives.

Dennis Duff purchased this villa in 2015

Why Dennis Duff chose Sayulita

This property is right next door to two of our other properties - Casa Sonadora and Villa Colina and is a perfect compliment to both of those. It has great ocean views, is just steps from the beach and town center and has a great tropical feeling.

What makes this villa unique

The location of Casa Carino is super convenient. I love being close to town, the beach and everything that is going on..........You can walk everywhere. A car is definitely not needed.

The house is very comfortable with adequate indoor and outdoor living space, great views and a nice heated pool.


Sayulita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , Fabulous second story outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Extra large soaking tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Oceanview room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Luxury sleeper sofa bed King bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Oceanview room
  • All bedrooms face the ocean
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The House is completely Self-Contained, Modern fully-equipped Kitchen, 100% cotton linens, maid service, gardener, and thank you for not Smoking inside the house


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Sayulita Perfection - New Oceanview Architectural Gem - 2 blocks Beach & Plaza
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
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Perfect for our small family~lovely staff~ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the week of New Years at Casa Carino with our 7 and 9 year old kids. It was the perfect home for us. The house is exactly how it is portrayed in the pictures. Just lovely! Kathleen and Dennis were so easy to work with from beginning to end. The location of the house was ideal. We utilized the path from the cul-de-sac to town/beach everyday. My kids weren't bothered by the incline at all. We rarely used the golf cart we rented as we were already so close to things. The pool was a great break from the beach. Daniel, the pool man and landscaper, was so nice! He even opened coconuts for the kids one day. Katia, the housekeeper, was so kind and went above and beyond to run to town and get some things for us. Ernesto was great too! He helped us out big time when our luggage didn't arrive by coordinating with the delivery service so we could go about our day. The 3rd floor terrace has a stunning view of the beach and town. We would definitely stay here again or have a larger group and rent one of the other homes they own. For those of you with young kids, the bedrooms on the second floor only have external entrances, which I thought would make me feel uneasy. But it turned out that it wasn't a big deal from a mother's perspective. I was anticipating noise coming from town as we were there during one of the busiest weeks of the year. It would have been an issue a few of the nights had we not used a white noise app. Most of the week we slept well with just the sound from the air conditioner. Highly recommend this home for 2 couples or a small family!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

This home is not only beautiful but really well equipped with all the amenities, and only a 5 min walk to the town square. The property manager was more than helpful on a few occasions and the staff was really pleasant. Renting a golf cart is a good idea to get to the quiet part of the beach for example, but not necessary. You'll love it there!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the property and pool. Wifi worked well and property manager was available when needed. Security was also active and that was reassuring. Only wish was for a TV with cable to watch playoffs but the town had many options for that.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

Casa Carino is a fantastic property located on a small hill on the south side of town. It is an easy 3-5 minute walk down a really nice, winding path to town and the beach. The town can be noisy at night, but the bedrooms at Casa Carino are well sound proofed. We never heard a thing. The rooftop deck has great views and the pool area is private and secluded. Overall we had a great experience at the house and love the location.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular property and amenities

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property. It was recently redone and is like new. The artwork and decor was very impressive as well. It was a short walk down the hill to the beach and downtown area and we realized that a golf cart was not necessary as the walk through the landscaped path was very enjoyable. The air conditioning in every room made the house very comfortable. The pool was also very nice and utilized every day. Ernesto was very responsive to our call when the power went out due to work the local utilities dept was doing. He met us onsight when we arrived, walked us through the property and arranged all of our ground transport which was flawless. Anna, our housekeeper was also spectacular and thorough in her work. The nightime festivities in town were not noticeable when the doors were closed. My four teenager daughters were unanimous in that this was among the top, if not the top vacation we've had. The accommodations certainly contributed to a fantastic experience. When we go back to Salyulita we will absolutely want to stay at one of Dennis' properties. We are lucky to have found him and them! Until we see you again Salyulita and Casa Carino.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanks for sharing your slice of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our jaws dropped when we arrived. The perfectly manicured gardens, the crystal-clear pool, the palapa roofed architecture, and the privacy were just what we needed for a perfect vacation. We were nervous to even go, as we heard many reports of norovirus running through Sayulita. But upon check-in, Ernesto (who was so responsive, if we needed anything!) reassured us with a list of safe restaurants to visit and reminded us that the daily housekeepers clean thoroughly with bleach, the house has a filtration water system along with purified drinking water, and we also used the poolside grill and beautiful kitchen for cooking at home. Needless to say, we ate well and didn't get sick! We were also nervous about going during Semana Santa (holy week) as we heard that the town becomes inundated with masses of people. Yes, there were lots of people, but we found everyone to be so friendly, it was just one big fiesta. We especially enjoyed all the mariachi bands throughout town and were so relieved to learn that, thanks to the triple-paned windows, we couldn't hear the noise from inside the house. The walk to town and the beach was down a short, beautifully landscaped path--so close--we even felt comfortable letting our teenage boy head to town by himself for little shopping/taco indulging sprees. Overall, we learned that splurging a little more to stay in a high-quality vacation rental, such as one of these Dreamer Circle Properties, can mean the difference between a perfect vacation and a sleepless nightmare. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Los Muertos Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Town: stores, cafes and beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus Stop

Golf (20 minutes), All Water Sports, Parasailing in Puerto Vallarta, and Jet Skiing, Local Art, Crafts, and Dances are an added attraction, Now add, Live Music, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Art classes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $700

For much of the high season, (November through April) and holiday weeks, we book 7 nights from Saturday to Saturday, and nightly rates are less than indicated on the calendar when the booking is for a week. Regarding the number of nights, however, please let us know when you are looking for fewer than 7 nights as we can sometimes make exceptions.

If you have questions or if your needs fall outside of the options available, please contact us directly. Rates are subject to change until reservation is paid. Reservation is not confirmed until system accepts payment and confirms dates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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