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California Casual Meets Sayulita Serenity

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 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 house 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 house 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 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Dual sinks Stand up shower with dual shower heads
  • 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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(19 traveler reviews)

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California Casual Meets Sayulita Serenity
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

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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Vancouver, BC

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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Troutdale Or. US

Hard to come Home

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute of our time in Sayulita ! Casa Amarilla was perfect ! Well done Doug and Sheran ! We stayed in the upper unit, very nicely done, beds super comfortable, great bathroom , excellent kitchen . There are plenty of small markets in town for groceries. We do like AC and it is only in the bedroom, however not really a problem because at the end of the day we fell into bed. The pool and grounds are beautiful, the secure area is a nice feature . We happened to get to meet Doug the owner, he arrived just after us for the winter. Super nice guy, very friendly ,enjoyed drinks and pool time visiting with him was like hanging out with an old friend ! The staff is really kind and they do a great job. When it is very humid or hot, renting a golf cart is a nice way to go. We liked being able to go in and out of town as needed. Plus any folks with walking issues the golf cart can be a sweet deal saving you energy to play as it is just far enough into town up and down hills, to be bit of a problem.

Sayulita is quaint and the people are very nice. The restaurants are fabulous did not have a bad meal in 10 days ! Can not wait to go back ... beautiful town, people, food and of course the hospitality of a very beautiful home !

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Kathy, we're glad you liked staying here! Sayulita really is a magical little town that seems to bring out the very best in a holiday! For us, it's really an unexpected bonus when we meet and befriend people who stay here at Casita Amarilla. We hope your return is quick and that you enjoy a second trip back!!
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San Diego, CA, USA

Possibly the best vacation, ever.

  • 5 of 5

Case Amarilla was the perfect place to stay on Sayulita. It was far enough away from town to be very quiet but close enough to not mind the walk to the beach and then back into town for dinner. The house itself was very nice - the beds were super comfortable, the kitchen was well-appointed, the showers were lovely. The best part of the house, by far, was the roof-top deck - it was a great place to rest after a long day in the sun, both at the beach and at the pool.

Sayulita itself was great. Lots of delicious places to eat, all very inexpensive. We rented chairs on the beach every day, had lunch either on the beach or tacos on the way back to the house. There were fun places to shop for unique souvenirs. And you can't beat the exchange rate right now - most places gave 14-15 pesos per U.S. dollar.

In all, you really can't beat Casa Amarilla for a relaxing, stress-free vacation in Sayulita. We will certainly be coming back.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jami, Thanks! We like it when our guests like staying with us, and we're old enough to remember Avis wanting to try harder...we get it and we think it matters. Yes, Sayulita is magical and we think it draws magical people. The palapa really is a nice place to hang out, isn't it? You sure will be welcome back!! Doug and Sheran
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Mission BC


  • 5 of 5

Its almost hard to write this review....there is no way to cover it all.... You simply have to go! Casa Amarilla was a wonderful discovery on our first trip Feb/Mar of 2014 and our second trip this past October just confirmed everything. For our type of vacation we could not ask for more....close to town, away from the crowds, excellent staff, we have been keeping an eye out for a place in Mexico to keep going back to and this it!

Sayulita has tons to offer for such a small place....close to all the action though, if you want it. We haven't even made a dent in all there is to see and do. And the food....I don't know of any other place that has so many excellent restaurants to choose from! Whatever you do, don't miss out on Don Jaun's, just around the corner from the condo!

If you get a chance to meet Sheran and Doug, you will see why Casa Amarilla is such a beautiful place....they have made it so warm and comfortable and I don't mean the temperature! You do feel at home there as soon as you walk through the gates.

Rene and the rest of the staff are the icing on the cake....they all want your stay to be wonderful.

We can't wait for our next trip, it won't come soon enough!!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks folks, we really appreciate your comments, your enthusiasm. We remember back when we rented how hit and miss it was and try to provide a really nice home for our guests. It might be as bit of 'paying it forward' but it's always better ( and more fun ) when people have a good time together. We're glad you had a good time there and look forward to seeing you again.
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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
Nearest Point of Interest
Town Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Stairs/steps to town
Nearest Point of Interest
Rollie's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
La Fiesta
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa de los Muertos
Nearest Point of Interest
Our hidden beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Hardware store
Nearest Point of Interest
Don Pedros
Nearest Point of Interest
La Costenos
Nearest Point of Interest
Welcome to Sayulita
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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