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California Casual Meets Sayulita Serenity

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Specifically designed for a casually laid-back and relaxing stay, even a really long one, Casa Amarilla reflects the owner's belief that quality is always a good investment! Canadian designed, and built to that standard, though constructed and managed by some of the best local artisans, no effort, or expense, has been spared to ensure your security and enjoyment. This compound is a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of the beach and completely surrounded by a 2 meter wall and each unit has a safe for valuables; providing a quiet, serene and secure setting. There is off street, covered parking for 2.

Whether you want to tan in a lounger by the pool, nap in a hammock, enjoy a cerveza or two either under the palapa or at the bar by the pool, dance under the stars or entertain friends, new or old, these homes offer the flexibility to do it all and more in style. Or, since the 3 separate air-conditioned get-aways are in the same compound, you may elect to book it in it's entirety for larger parties.

Our open concept allows the breezes to waft through while the large windows admit an abundance of light. The kitchens are fully equipped to allow you to create anything you wish... blenders, coffee makers,pots and pans,(margarita glasses), bar fridges and full fridges, full stoves with oven and toaster ovens. If we could think of a need, we provided for it!

Featuring professionally designed gardens, soft colours, wonderful rock walls, tiled courtyards, and the splashing of the pool to soothe the senses, we are certain your stay here to be one you'll remember as long as it takes to come again.

Casa Amarilla is a magically perfect place for a couple, a small family, or even a larger party to comfortably enjoy the wonderful village of Sayulita. We have two, 1 bedroom apartment style casitas available for rent as well, contact us for details on renting the whole complex!!

We look forward to welcoming you to our casitas and hearing of your enjoyment there!

Keywords: Casita

More Details

Doug King
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, We struggle with Spanish but we can make it work.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Doug King

Our family first heard about Sayulita from our (then) 19 year old son who'd spent several months in 1996 surfing with a bunch of his high school buddies. He regaled us with tales of Paradise, of friendly people, unspoiled charm, and SURFING! I somewhat reluctantly headed off with his Mom and 2 younger siblings to 'no-one knew' that next Christmas and was smitten inside of 3 hours.

Over the next 1/2 dozen or so years and at least 10 visits we became ever more convinced that this really was a place we could retire to and call home, have our grand-kids visit and build fond memories of. Finally we bought first one, then another, piece of property and began to formulate plans for the construction of (what?)and with whom? Ideas came and went, changed and changed again, When we thought we had it right and were ready to start, we found out we were really beginning another stage in the evolution of what we now have...and we see more change yet. Such are the ways of dreams!

What we never changed was our focus on quality and our belief that built well is built best. We are so very proud of what have, owe so much to those who did our work and added to our dream. We always enjoy hearing from our past guests and how much they enjoyed their stay. We welcome you to stay with us and see what a part of our dream looks and feels like.

Pura Vida,

Doug and Sheran

Doug King purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Doug King chose Sayulita

Well, we didn't buy...we built. It seemed more rewarding to us to design, build, change and evolve our way into something uniquely ours. What you'll see here is a blend of what we wanted and what we learned how to do all folded into and around one of the nicest little villages either of us has ever been to. It's privacy, location and amenities are uniquely appealing...whether it's surfing, fishing, snorkeling sampling some FIRST CLASS dining, collapsing at the side of the pool with a cerveza or curling up with a book, it can all be done and enjoyed from here. I've never been to a place I like being more. That's why!

What makes this apartment unique

We're about a 7-10 minute walk to the town square...close enough for easy access, far enough away for privacy. Our property is self-sufficient, laundry, grounds and house staff, garden areas, pool, 3 palapas to relax under, satellite TV and internet. If you want it, it's either there or close by! Maybe the neatest, and most under-used asset is a hidden beach you can't get to from the main town/beach area, Carrecitos...guaranteed quiet.


Sayulita Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Ensuite just off the bedroom Beautifully tiled stand up shower with bench Lots of cupboard space
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1) The most comfortable beds in Sayulta., Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Each unit has a built in sofa bed in the livingroom.'. Access through double folding doors to deck and pool. AC in the bedroom TV with satellite in bedroom Lots of closet and storage space
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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California Casual Meets Sayulita Serenity
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My friend and I enjoyed 11 days at Casa Amarilla. We had the upstairs one bedroom unit and it was wonderful. The bed was comfy, the entire unit was spotless, it is fully fenced and we and our car were securely tucked in day and night. The pool was refreshing and the grounds immaculate. Each unit has a balcony overlooking the pool and gardens, a great place to relax after a day in town/beach which is within an easy walk. Our TV wasn’t working while we were there but it was really no problem except for the Super Bowl. The kitchen was well equipped but we would have liked a microwave for reheating leftovers, coffee, etc. Having a W/D on site was convenient but the washer ruined our first load so I wouldn’t recommend using it. Overall I would stay here again and have recommended it to friends. Doug and Sheran are very easy to work with and very nice people.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Tracy. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Casita Amarilla. We're very sorry that the washer did not work well. We will be getting new appliances this year. We are also bringing down new Satellite receivers so if you're there next year, you will be able to watch the Super Bowl. We try to stay on top of the maintenance of Casita Amarilla. We are very lucky that our staff love it there and work hard to keep our dream alive. Thanks again, Doug and Sheran
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Nice grounds, pool and the casita was so welll done.

  • 4 of 5

The property was farther from the beach than expected but pool was used each day.

Only disappointment was t.v. DVD player etc were all non-functioning. Read 3 books though.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ed for the review. Yes, it is a disappointment that our TVs are off line. We usually provide Shaw Satellite service. Planning to get new receivers down there next month. The 10 minute stroll to the beach works well for most of our guests. We're glad that you enjoyed the pool. That's where we spend all our afternoons. Thanks again for choosing Casita Amarilla... Doug and Sheran King
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Sheran was very responsive and made sure our stay was smooth from start to finish.

  • 5 of 5

The property is just lovely and is a short walk to town. The pool was perfect to cool down in after being in the sun. Having a washer and dryer on site was great.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Casita Amarilla, Colleen. We rented many houses in Sayulita before we built Casita Amarilla and were usually very disappointed. We were determined to build a lovely property that our guests would feel comfortable in...a home away from home in Mexico. We especially wanted to pay attention to cleanliness, convenience and beauty. To top it off, we have amazing people working for us that make our guests feel special. We look forward to your next visit. Doug and Sheran
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Better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented the casa for a week in late October. We agreed to meet Rene, the caretaker, at 6:00 and we arrived at 6:00 on the dot. Rene arrived minutes later. He was hospitable and gracious and showed us the house and grounds, gave us the keys, wifi passwords and the combo to the safe. We were all set up and within minutes we were on our way down to the beach to have dinner with our feet in the sand. Casa Amarilla is located on a dirt road on the jungle side of the hill in Sayulita. It's just off the road to Punta Mita as you circle around the back side of town due to the road construction blocking the usual access to Sayulita. Although there are two other rentals on the property, we had the place to ourselves. There are two parking spaces directly in front of the house. The house is well appointed and we appreciated the washer and the dryer. The pool was refreshing and we enjoyed having breakfast either out there or on the rooftop patio. The kitchen is equipped with everything you might need. We had breakfast there but enjoyed some of our favorite restaurants for dinners. The TV reception was excellent as was the wifi signal. We watched the World Series while playing cribbage on the patio. It was very quiet at night and we enjoyed leaving the windows open to feel the breezes as the evening cooled down. All of the staff were helpful and kind. It was a fabulous week at Casa Amarilla and I would highly recommend it to all who are looking for peace and quiet away from downtown Sayulita.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sure like reading reviews of people who have entered, for whatever length of time, our dream! Thanks for taking the time to tell us what you think of what we've done, and how you responded to it. We know how much we think of Sayulita when we're away and are pleased you've taken some good memories away with you. We hope you enjoy the path you're on and that it brings you quickly back.
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Wonderful holiday spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two glorious weeks at the Casa Amarilla in beautiful Sayulita. The accommodations were designed with everything in mind. The kitchens were modern, the bathrooms had a lovely shower, the bedroom was large and the king-sized bed was very comfortable. Most importantly the private deck, the shared upper deck and the pool area were well maintained and offered a variety of spaces to relax in. We were also lucky to have been able to spend some time with our hosts, Sheran and Doug, they were very friendly and made us feel welcome. The town of Sayulita is a real gem and the beaches were spectacular. We enjoyed our daily strolls in to town and really felt like we experienced an authentic Mexican holiday. We will definitely try to return to Casa Amarilla.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments! We try hard to make sure folks feel comfortable here and that we avoided the common mistakes lots of other places are prone to. Hurry back, you'll be welcome!!
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Beautiful Property, Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this amazing property on two separate occasions, and plan to return soon for a third trip. It is perfect in every way. The property is beautiful and well cared for with excellent security and fantastic landscaping. The town center is a short walk away and it feels just secluded enough for a private getaway. My family and I plan to return to Casa Amarilla for years to come.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Don Juan's
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Don Juan's
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Sayulita's Main Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Amarilla
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Town Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Stairs/steps to town
Nearest Point of Interest
Rollie's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
La Fiesta
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Playa de los Muertos
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Our hidden beach
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Hardware store
Nearest Point of Interest
Don Pedros
Nearest Point of Interest
La Costenos
Nearest Point of Interest
Welcome to Sayulita
Car: not necessary




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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