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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 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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
  • 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 13 reviews
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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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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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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here just over a week ago for our honeymoon and it's a holiday we will never forget! This house is amazing. The views and the landscape are outstanding. We saw whales off the deck almost every day. The pool is way better then photos show. It's deep and so lovely to swim in on a hot day in the sun or after hiking back from the beach below the house. The house had everything we needed. The housekeepers came once and did a lovely job. I loved having laundry facility's after being at an all inclusive the week before our wedding we needed to do laundry! I will be back and highly reccomend this property. It's quiet. You do want a vehicle or we rented a golf cart to get to and from town daily. It took 5 minutes. I felt very safe here and Eric the property manager on site is wonderful. Quick responses and helped us out with anything we needed. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kara for your kind comments and thank you for appreciating our artistic creation Villa Karuna. It really is a dream come true (our vision of Paradise) and we are overjoyed that you were able to experience the same great beauty and peacefulness that we experience. Quinn and Leslie
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Beautiful spacious rental with breathtaking views...

  • 5 of 5

Villa Karuna was the perfect retreat from California winter for us. It was clean, spacious, tastefully designed and decorated, with amazing jungle and ocean views. We watched whales while eating breakfast! The grounds are beautifully maintained, with flowering trees and bushes surrounding the sweet heart shaped infinity pool. The location was one of the best things about it, far enough away from Sayulita to be quiet and private, but close enough to be very a convenient quick drive (or longer walk). And just a short walk through the jungle on a well maintained trail to get to our favorite and the most private beach around! The kitchen was well equipped, and definitely don't miss soaking in the beautiful bathtub in the master bath....

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Auna, We are so glad to be able to share our little piece of paradise with you. Hope to have you back soon. Quinn and Leslie
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Like a dream!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at villa Karuna will forever be etched in my mind as one of our family's best vacations ever. I am not even sure where to begin. Turning off the main road onto the little dirt road, calle palapa, we already knew this was a special location set just outside Sayulita. Pulling up to the house and stepping out of our ride we were all just about speechless. The house, the view, the gardens and singing birds was incredible and peaceful. We arrived mid afternoon and got the full and expansive views right away. The house itself is nothing short of pure splendor. It is clear to see that so much thought and architecture was put into designing this house to please every sense possible. We kept calling the view a billion dollar view! We stayed for 10 days and not one day passed where we were not in absolute awe. Nothing can really compare to living atop the jungle canopy and expansive ocean views! My wife and I came here with our 21 month old son, her folks and another couple who stayed in the casita. We did rent a car (from the property manager) which proved to be really useful for quick town runs for supplies or adventurous day trips to beaches. We cooked plenty as the kitchen was incredibly stocked with top notch cooking equipment. Although we love strolling through town, immersing in local culture and cuisine, we spent a large amount of our time at villa Karuna just chillin' and taking it all in. It was truly that spectacular there. We loved watching whales from the balcony with binoculars and even got out on a boat one day and up close too. There is a nice jungle trail to a secluded beach just 15 minutes from the steps of the villa's pool. (bring comfy walking shoes or hiking shoes for the trail) Our son learned so much about the different animals around, their sounds and names both in English and Spanish. The pool is also a great touch with a ledge to sit on all the way around and with an infinity edge and waterfall. We spent lots of time playing there. In the morning when we awoke, we sat up and from our bed and gazed out at the sea over the jungle and life was super fine! We could not be more thankful to have the opportunity and memories of this truly awesome castle in the jungle. We are grateful to the owners for sharing their dream home with our family. One day when I build my dream home, I will remember villa Karuna as a major inspiration. FIVE STAR all the way! I hope to return again someday. Muchos Gracias!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and thank you for appreciating our artistic creation Villa Karuna. It really is a dream come true (our vision of Paradise) and we are overjoyed that you were able to experience the same great beauty and peacefulness that we experience. Quinn and Leslie
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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