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Casa Escondida, Your Private and Intimate Tropical Hideaway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 BR w/1 King and 1 Full, 1 BA, Full Kitchen, Ocean View, Private Pool & Garden

BIENVENIDOS a Casa Escondida, your private and intimate tropical hideaway with private pool, garden, and views of the ocean, bay, and hills. "Escondida" means "hidden" and is an appropriate name for this small but elegant home. It is nestled in the hills and surrounded by a tropical garden. Consider yourself "lost" or "found" at this little retreat, which will be yours alone, where you can unwind, play, celebrate, or all of the above in an easy-going environment with beautiful views.

Casa Escondida is located in the exclusive Pedregroso neighborhood on the quiet north side of Sayulita. It is steps away from the most private and pristine end of Sayulita’s beautiful beach and within walking distance of the lively town center. After a 10-minute walk along the palm-lined beach or newly paved road you will find the first restaurants, shops, and surf break. Casa Escondida's proximity to the center of town is one of its attractions. It is close enough to walk to everything that Sayulita has to offer yet far enough to escape the hustle and bustle and find peace and tranquility.

Casa Escondida accommodates a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 small children. The large bedroom has a king-sized bed and a double-sized bed. The double is built into a nook and perfect for 1 or 2 small children, or for day-dreaming. The room is air-conditioned and stylishly furnished with handmade local furniture and regional artwork. The bathroom has a spacious walk-in shower and the open-air kitchen is modern and fully equipped. If you prefer not to cook and stay at home, arrangements can be made to have a delicious home-cooked meal delivered. The pool in front of the house is about 5' deep and includes a small wading/sitting/splash area. The patio is equipped with chairs, lounge chairs, and sun umbrella.

Regardless of whether you are inside, outside, or in the pool you will have fabulous views of the ocean, bay, and sunset.

Casa Escondida offers:

* Views of the ocean, bay, and hills

* 1 Bedroom suite with king-sized bed, built-in double-sized bed and en-suite bathroom with spacious walk-in shower

* Portable baby/toddler crib

* A/C in the bedroom

* Ceiling fans in the bedroom and kitchen

* Screened windows and doors

* Safe, large enough to store a laptop

* Top quality mattresses

* 100% High quality cotton sheets, bathroom towels, and beach towels

* Private and quiet location

* Private pool

* Purified water

* Fully equipped open-air kitchen

* WiFi

* Board games

* Pool floats

* Tropical garden

* Gas BBQ grill

* Fire pit

* Private off-street parking

* English/Spanish speaking property manager who is available during your entire stay for assistance and services

* Maid service 3 times a week

* Free local calls

Services available at additional cost:

* Airport transportation

* Car rental or golf car rental

* Baby gear rental

* Grocery shopping

* Home-cooked meals delivered or prepared in Casa Escondida's kitchen

* Laundry service

Beautiful SAYULITA is Mexico at its best and CASA ESCONDIDA simply complements this. Together they hold every promise for an unforgettable vacation and a perfect retreat to come back to year after year.

R E N T A L R A T E S

US$175/nt US$1,200/wk

US$215/nt US$1,400/wk Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

US$250 Damage deposit, refunded in 2 weeks after departure less any damages to the property.

A reservation is confirmed after receipt of the signed rental agreement and deposit, which is 50% of the total rent. The remaining balance and the US$250 refundable damage deposit are due 45 days prior to arrival.

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITHOUT A FEE

· Personal checks drawn from a US bank account; one check for the 50% deposit, one check for the balance, and one check for the refundable damage deposit. The check for the damage deposit will simply be returned to you if there are no damages.

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITH A FEE

We will inform you of any payment fees we have incurred and they will be deducted from your refundable damage deposit.

· E-check through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/150901). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site.

· Credit Card payment through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/150901). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site and we are charged a 2.9% credit card usage fee.

· Paypal (often there is NO FEE). My account is irismbuchanan@yahoo.com.

· Wire transfer from bank account to bank account. Sending bank and receiving bank will charge fees. Please ask for our bank details.

· US$ Bank draft or US$ money order from a US bank or foreign bank. The issuing bank will charge a fee.

Any credit card, Paypal, or bank fees are deducted from the damage deposit.

5-Night minimum stay. Fewer nights are available when there are 4 or less nights available in between two confirmed reservations. Please check our online-availability calendar or feel free to ask.

More Details

Owner
Iris Buchanan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Iris Buchanan

We are a small family of three; Iris, Thom and son Max.

Thom is from Cupertino, CA, a general contractor and founder of Hammerhouse Construction, Inc. Iris is from The Netherlands and has a background in finance. We love designing and building and are currently remodeling our 100+ year old fixer-upper in San Francisco, CA.

Iris Buchanan purchased this house in 2007

Why Iris Buchanan chose Nayarit

When our son Max was only 3 months old we traveled to Sayulita for our first family vacation. At the very end of Calle Loma Linda we rented a vacation home with beautiful views of the ocean and an empty lot below ...

It was 2002. We were in the midst of the financial crisis and there was no way then that we could afford to buy a home in San Francisco ~ but maybe an empty lot in Mexico?

We fell in love with Sayulita and kept wondering about that lot. We were in Sayulita for a week or so but before we left we were the proud owners of an empty L-shaped lot. Now the dreaming could start!

In 2007 we built Casa Escondida on the top part of the L-shaped lot. A one-bedroom casita ideal for the three of us to stay and share on vrbo.com/150901 with couples and other small families. The dreaming continued and in 2012 we built Villa Yerbabuena on the lower part of the lot.

When we designed and built our homes we always had the privacy, comfort and needs of our family and friends in mind; Casa Escondida is a wonderful and peaceful place to play and relax. Nuestra casa es su casa!

Amenities

Sayulita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower.
  • Traditional Mexican tile details. Large walk-in shower, high ceilings, 100% cotton towels, complimentary soaps, plenty of space for toiletries, first-aid kit, iron.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double
  • Spacious bedroom with high ceiling, ample closet space, A/C, ceiling fan, screened windows and doors, top quality mattresses, 100% cotton linens, decorated with colorful Mexican art and furnishings. Casa Escondida accommodates a maximum of 2 adults and 2 small children. Casa Escondida can be rented together with adjacent Villa Yerbabuena. Please check vrbo 436456 for information and availability.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
* View of the ocean, bay, and hills * Near the beach * Private pool with wading/sitting area * Private and quiet location * Completely walled/fenced property * A/C in the bedroom * Ceiling fans * Screened windows and doors * Safe large enough to store a laptop * Top quality mattresses * Purified water * Board games * Tropical garden * BBQ * Fire pit * English/Spanish speaking property manager available during your entire stay for assistance and services * Maid service 3 times a week or daily upon request for an added charge * Free local calls * Services at additional cost: - Airport transportation - Grocery shopping - Home-cooked meals - Laundry Service - Massage

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Casa Escondida, Your Private and Intimate Tropical Hideaway
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
Los Angeles
5

The Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Several good explanations for our title:

Casa Escondida is tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood, walking distance to the center of Sayulita.

A short hike through the jungle led us to a beautiful and empty tropical beach (Malpaso).

The housekeeper and the pool person kept everything immaculate inside and out.

Overall we spent a very relaxing time in this charming home.

Thank you all for making us feel at home.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we hoped for!!!

  • 5 of 5

We will return this house for sure. The house is everything it is described to be, but more charming that the photos show. The pools are fantastic, the property manager and staff are very attentive and accommodating. The rental went as smoothly as possible. We rented golf carts and hired a chef per Iris's reccoemdations and both services were amazing. The short walk to the beach was worth the near private access. We also enjoyed the "secret" path north through the jungle for trailing running and access to hidden beaches. We can't wait to come back in the winter.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most lovely time at Iris' Casa! It is beautiful, private and maintained to the highest standard. The house is private and the pool is beautiful. I can't recommend it highly enough. Iris and her team work very hard to make their guests happy and everyone was wonderful to deal with.

We rented a golf cart before got to Sayulita and in the end cancelled our reservation. While it's a bit of a steep hill up to the house, the walk from town is flat, either by road or our favourite, by beach!

We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Casa!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled to Sayulita to attend his son's wedding in March and there were about 27 family members who all rented different Casa's for the week. We are pleased to say that we liked ours the best out of all of them! The location was great and we liked the fact that it was outside of town where it was quieter and the view was fabulous. We rented a golf cart as others had suggested and that was definitely the way to go as the hills can be steep depending on where you are going. The main room of our casa was very comfortable and the air conditioning worked great! Everything about the service was so well done from working with Iris the owner, to Marusa the property manager, and also the housekeeping services were excellent. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay and the overall setting of the village of Sayulita was a great place for a beach wedding. Everyone is so friendly there. Thanks for a memorable trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guelph, Ontario
5

Absolute gem.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week, but would have loved to be there longer. The owner, Iris is great to deal with. She was very prompt with the inquiry, as well as any additional questions we had. The property management person, Marusa as well as her daughter Maria, were very helpful and so sweet.

The casa is so comfortable and clean. Beautiful pool and garden make the outside space so inviting. The housekeeper and gardener keep the whole place in immaculate condition. The kitchen is well stocked with equipment, even including storage containers and paper towels. There is a water purification system on the kitchen tap, which is a nice upgrade from using the water jugs. Linens are good quality, and there are lots of beach towels. Thoughtful inclusions include a magnifying mirror and hairdryer in the bathroom, and a drying rack for clothes.

The location was perfect for us, as it is just far enough from the town center to be quiet, and yet close enough to walk everywhere. Also, no barking dogs or roosters!

If you have mobility issues, it might be a problem, as there is a large flight of stairs from the gate down to the casa, and the street it is on is very steep. We found no problems with this ourselves.

We would definitely return. Thank you Iris for a great vacation.

Mary and Rick

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salem, Oregon
4

Lovely place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Casa Escondida is a cute, clean, safe, simple little place, perfect for two. The setting is unique with a peekaboo view of the sea and a lovely garden. We enjoyed the daily visits of the iguanas and chachalacas. The pool is great. This was our second visit to Sayulita, both times in the hottest time of the year. Consequently we spent every afternoon in the pool or napping in the air conditioned room. Nice! Things to know about the house: there are limited supplies (i.e., zip bags, foil) so ask or pick some up in town, there are a lot of steps so if you have mobility issues, choose another place, and you're asked to keep the outside lights on to discourage the nighttime bat visits, so if you like to sleep dark, bring a sleep mask. Things to know if you're new to Sayulita: the people are super friendly, there's great food to be found and the prices are really good. This is a town in transition from a small, rustic fishing village to a tourist mecca so be prepared for the dichotomy of that - sewer smells, trash on the beaches and rough terrain right next to shops with high end items for sale and the occasional luxury car cruising through town followed by a local family piled on an ATV. Good stuff! We highly recommend Say Golf Car for your rental. Under $30 and owned by 3 delightful young people. Ask for Ingrid or America. They don't advertise so their prices are much less than the ones you hear about and they deliver and pick up. Fabulous! A few more good things: keep an eye out for the banana bread man selling the bread his mom bakes-so good!, visit the turtle organization on the beach- we experienced an unforgettable sunset baby turtle release one evening, and try the pastor tacos from El Ivan- mouth wateringly delicious! In a nutshell, good stuff all around! If you choose Sayulita and Casa Escondida, a delightful experience awaits you.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Just a little clarification for our future guests. Leaving the outside lights on or off will not deter any bats from flying outside at night to catch mosquitoes.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 200
Car: not necessary

The town of Sayulita is a charming fishing village, about a 35-minute drive away on Highway 200 through a lush mountain rainforest north from Puerto Vallarta. Low-key tourism and a traditional pueblo life-style go hand in hand in this picturesque village. On the palm-tree lined beach you find lounge chairs and sun umbrellas for rent, beach cafés and restaurants, surf schools, and local fisherman who will take you fishing or bring you to pristine snorkeling areas. The ocean is great for splashing, swimming, and offers first-class surfing. Scattered through town are wonderful restaurants, many of them serving savory local dishes, others serving international cuisine such as Italian, French, Chinese, and Argentinean. There are boutiques, small grocery stores, internet cafes, a library, medical center, pharmacies, and a few family-operated tour operators offering jungle trips, mountain biking, kayaking, zip line adventures, horseback riding, visits to neighboring colonial towns and ancient pre-Columbian petroglyphs. In the center of town is a charming plaza where the locals and tourists linger in the evening. Depending on the season you may witness colorful fiestas and religious celebrations.

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Rates & Availability

Sayulita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$215
$1,400
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
$215
$1,400
 
 
New Year's
Dec 25 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$215
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITHOUT A FEE
· Personal checks drawn from a US bank account; one check for the 50% deposit, one check for the balance, and one check for the refundable damage deposit. The check for the damage deposit will simply be returned to you if there are no damages.

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITH A FEE
We will inform you of any payment fees we have incurred and they will be deducted from your refundable damage deposit.
· E-check through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/150901). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site.
· Credit Card payment through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/150901). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site and we are charged a 2.9% credit card usage fee.
· Paypal (often there is NO FEE). My account is irismbuchanan@yahoo.com.
· Wire transfer from bank account to bank account. Sending bank and receiving bank will charge fees. Please ask for our bank details.
· US$ Bank draft or US$ money order from a US bank or foreign bank. The issuing bank will charge a fee.


Any credit card, Paypal, or bank fees are deducted from the damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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