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Spectacular Ocean View, Large 2 BR Custom Home + optional 1 BR Bungalow

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 5) With Bunglow Sleeps 7 (extra charge)

Sayulita's Best Kept Secret.

Villa Karuna is a two story 3000 sq ft. romantic beautiful home and has been custom handcrafted throughout. Attention to detail is evident in the marble, onyx, granite and tile work in the kitchen and the bathrooms, as well as in the artwork, the statues and surrounding beautiful gardens. Located in one of the last remaining tropical jungles by the sea in Mexico, Villa Karuna, sits high on a jungle ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The beautiful, expansive view includes magnificent sunsets over the sea as well as an ongoing bird watching opportunity.

Villa Karuna was designed to increase your connection with nature by bringing the outside inside. The entire ocean side of the house uses bi-fold local wood framed glass doors as walls so you can enjoy the open air or close them and still see the magnificent view of the ocean and sunsets. Although the gentle breeze keeps the rooms cool, air conditioning is available in each of the suites.

Keywords: Romantic & Quiet Beautiful Private Estate/ Villa

More Details

Quinn and Leslie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We felt like in paradise right upon our arrival in this most beautiful magical gardens that surrounds the villa and the little bungalow, we had rented. We walked right away trough the gardens down to the nearby ocean through magical bambus forests and wilderness and were in awe with the jungle and its plants and sounds surrounding the houses.

The Bungalow is a very spacious apartment with beautiful vaulted ceilings, that was so welcoming to us with its warmth and beauty everywhere. It has everything you need for a self contained holiday. It is furnished and decorated with nicely designed pieces and even all the kitchen interior was chosen with so much good taste, that having breakfast or sometimes lunch or dinner at the bungalow was making us feel like home.

All the cookware was in perfect shape, which is not always the case in vacation rentals.

We love places that are nicely designed and have visited a lot of them, but Casa SolAgua Bungalow was in every way a pure delight.

The best was the view from the extremely comfortable king size bed: 180 degree of nature paradise, just in front of us and around us, jungle, lush palm tress in all shapes, and the ocean with the most amazing sunsets every evening and mystical dawns waking you up in the morning.

In opening all the windows, it felt like we were in a tree house, and sitting on the comfortable sofa watching nature, the birds and the ocean, was the most restoring and lovely atmosphere.

The only real problem this bungalow causes is that you don't ever want to leave it in the morning!

For a romantic get away it could not have been a more secluded and beautiful place.

We will for sure return as we do not know of any other place so easy to reach where we find such a peaceful and restoring surrounding while at the same time being close to lively towns like Sayulita and San Fransisco. In those two towns we loved to go out for dinners, and coffees and it was just a small drive from the countryside, where the bungalow is located in one of the most beautiful jungles.

If you love silence and peacefulness to return to from day trips to the many close by wonderful beaches, and love to be close to towns while sleeping in the nest of natures tranquility and wonders, Casa SolAgua -Bungalow or the bigger Villa Karuna on the same property would be for sure a wonderful choice for an unforgettable beach and jungle holiday.
Nov 2016
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Sayulita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Wedding parties are not allowed.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2 berooms each with a King size bed in Main House 1 extra futton bed is in living room. Bungalow, is an extra charge with (1) King size Bed plus 1 double bed
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Birdwatching: Over 70 varieties of birds


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Spectacular Ocean View, Large 2 BR Custom Home + optional 1 BR Bungalow
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

I would give it 10 stars if I could

  • 5 of 5

This property was off the beaten path enough to feel like a private luxury vacation but close enough to town for all the modern conveniences. View was breathtaking. House was perfectly positioned on the bluff with 180 degree open air view. We hired a private chef for the week and really could not imagine a more relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for recognizing Karuna for the true paradise that it is. It has been a wonderful creative journey designing and building our tropical dream retreat. Take Care, Quinn and Leslie
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This property is paradise.

  • 5 of 5

The gorgeous ocean view and cool breeze makes your body relax quickly and every aspect of this house contributes to a stress free vacation! We loved the jungle hike to the beach and hanging out at the pool. 2 gorgeous master suites make this house perfect for 2 couples.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful getaway in the jungle with spectacular Ocean views

  • 5 of 5

Honestly, we were a bit worried about the critters that would be running around, but they really weren't too much of a bother. The tropical jungle walk to the semi-private beach was incredible, with overarching green bamboo, red wood trees, and wild flowers everywhere. We often saw whales in the ocean and the beach is incredibly quiet. It was a relaxing, tranquil vacation... We rented an SUV for the week, which I highly recommend. We were able to head out for several adventures- visiting Punta de Mita, shopping at the marina in Vallarta and even hitting the beaches/malecon in PV one day. The kitchen has a gas stove and all the cookware. I love cooking, so it was actually a lot of fun for a group of 4. There are only 2 beds and 2 bedrooms in the main house, but the owners were able to accommodate us with an extra mattress. The property manager was friendly and helpful.

You should note that parking is not the greatest in Sayulita, but you can walk or take a cab. The nightlife in town is incredible. The pool water was a bit cold, but as the days got sunnier, it became more tolerable.

You are not allowed to flush toilet paper in the bathroom, which will take some getting used to. Makes for a lot of laughs though and lots of areas to lounge throughout the day. Huge patios, with French doors on every ocean facing wall. Rustic contemporary was the feel, which is the best style in my opinion...

Maids come by mid week for a clean and they do provide shower towels, beach towels and simple amenities like hand soap. There were paper towels in the kitchen, spices, oils, ice in the freezer, gallons of bottled water for drinking, and an unbelievable selection of teas.

It was amazing. The property would actually make for a great retreat vacation or maybe even a romantic honeymoon. You can arrange a chef if you don't like to cook or even have a massage at the house. We ended up with just the right mix of adventure and relaxation. I would visit again for sure!!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sayulita does get crowded on festival days, which you were there for. We really enjoy being away from all the busy times in town. Regarding the TP. it is standard practice in all of Sayulita and most all small towns through out Mexico.
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Palo Alto

Stunning beauty!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Karuna is for me the epitome of paradise. The sacred feminine imagery and energy throughout are very healing. Yes, the view is spectacular, but it was the soft curves, the artwork, and the attention to beauty in every room that was truly inspiring and deeply appreciated. Quinn and Leslie’s heartful presence was palpable.

The owner, Quinn was gracious in every way. Our experience was that of "karuna," compassionate and kind throughout.

I highly recommend this property if you want beauty, nature and peace.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very special home in a special place

  • 5 of 5

It is tough to describe just how wonderful this place is. The home is spectacular and it is situated in an amazing place. Being in the middle of the jungle yet so close to the water is lovely. The grounds, pool etc are meticulously maintained and the property manager gave us all the information we needed and was around in case we needed anything (although he was not intrusive in any way). The homes proximity to town was perfect in our opinion. It is a short, 3-5 minute drive to downtown yet when you want peace you can retreat to the house and it feels like you are a million miles away from civilization.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ennis, MT

Nothing to tell....

  • 5 of 5

The other reviewers have described the villa and the amenities beautifully. It is gracefully built and melds perfectly into its spectacular jungle setting. Quiet, secluded and a wonderful, upscale but low-key retreat. Amazing attention to detail inside and out. We love it. Negatives? For us, there is nothing to tell!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Car: recommended

Birdwatching: Over 70 varieties of birds in the junge, whale watching, boating, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding.




Additional information about rental rates

Main House 2 Bedroom (king beds + 1 twin bed) sleeps 4-5. Daily $350 or $2350 per week
Bungalow- full Kitchen and bath (sleeps 3) King and twin bed $200 Daily or $1350 per week
For both main house and casita (sleeps 7):
Daily rate (5 day minimum): for Main House 2 bedrooms + bungalow $520/night.
Weekly rate (7 day): for Main House and Bungalow $3650.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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