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Hidden Jewel in an Enchanted Setting/ Jungle/Ocean Views/Easy Walk to Beach/Town

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Last updated: 03/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, close to Beach, easy 10 minute walk to town

Casa Maravilla - loosely translated as 'Wonderful House'. And it is. It's a circular design with surprises at every view. This shady, private is perfect for bird-watching. A perfect location and just a block and a half from the beach and a 10 minute walk to the center of Sayulita.

“Casa Maravilla was a magical gem. Our family came to Sayulita to relax, celebrate, and enjoy family time together, and this home and town did it all for us. We celebrated our daughter’s first birthday here, and our son turned into the number one beach explorer. My wife relaxed and read, while I surfed. Everyone from Marcos to Lupe to Mitch made our trip so enjoyable. Can’t wait to return.”

'We came to Sayulita for a wedding and were the envy of all our friends once they saw our amazing accommodations. This place is wonderful.' Tim – Winnepeg, Canada

'We loved the house and location. Perfect really. Love the curvy design - pleasant breezes in every room. What wonderful architecture. And loved the mornings on the roof deck watching all the birds. Such a special home.” Ginny - San Mateo, CA

House specifics:

The lowest level is entered separately from the rest of the house and has an air conditioned bedroom (a king bed that may be converted for use as two twins), with a half bath in the utility area. To enter the main levels of the house, there is a half flight of exterior stairs that leads to the main level entry.

The main level consists of the main house entry hall, two large air-conditioned bedrooms and one bathroom - great shower - no tub. One bedroom has a double bed and the somewhat larger one has a king that can be converted to make two twins. Both bedrooms have generous work spaces for writing your next novel, etc. A portacrib is also provided for a little one. (Our house limit is 6 people + 1 small child.)

Up a flight of stairs is the living/dining/kitchen area. There is dining for 10 at the two tables, a well appointed kitchen, two couches and a nice full bathroom with shower. Also on this level is a terrace with a view of the ocean over the coconut palms. The house design is pretty amazing - it's shady, cool, and breezy - and ceiling fans are everywhere, in addition to the air conditioned bedrooms.

Then on the rooftop floor is a living area with really large banca, additional dining, a water closet in the pool pump room, and a small pool. All of this is covered by a beautiful and dramatic palapa. Night times are especially magical up on the roof. The pool’s about chest high - 10 or so in diameter - and great for relaxing, cooling off in the Summer, and whatever. The views on this level are pretty terrific - jungle, ocean, lovely neighborhood, etc.

'Que Bonita! Our first trip to Sayulita won’t be our last and I know where we’ll be staying from now on – Casa Maravilla has it all: pool, shade, quiet, hidden in the trees, great views and a wonderful rooftop palapa.' Pat, Sarah, and Little Liana. Boise Idaho.

“This house is so comfortable an beautiful. Everyone connected with it has been completely helpful and friendly. Would definitely return – actually – why am I leaving??”

'What a fabulous vacation. Thank you for opening your house to us. We had many wonderful meals in the kitchen, and many lazy afternoons by the pool. It was exciting to watch our little girl learn to swim in the pool…After a night out on the town it was so wonderful to come back to your comfortable home.' Mel, Jair, and Nova - British Columbia, Canada

'Great vacation spot! What a beautiful house! Michael, you have a jewel here! We have seen such a variety of wildlife, and such a tranquil spot with great food. This place definitely rates a return visit. Thanks for a memory.' Pete and Sue – CA

“Casa Maravilla was the perfect place for our first trip to Sayulita. We loved the bird watching from the dining table. Our baby learned many new words and bird calls thank to the abundant wildlife (caw, caw). Exploring Sayulita was so much fun!! Playa de los Muertos was peaceful and relaxing, and the beaches on the North end were simply stunning. Much thanks to Lupe and Mitch for making this a stress-free vacation. We can’t wait to return!”

House Features:
- 10 minute level walk from town center with many wonderful restaurants/shopping.
- A block and a half from the beach
- Rooftop palapa with dipping pool
- Beautiful private setting and grounds
- Great beds and bedding
- Decorated with handmade native furnishings and art
- Shady and cool - ceiling fans everywhere
- Air conditioned bedrooms
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Baby portacrib
- Umbrella and chairs for beach
- Gated, off-street parking
- Light Maid service every day except Sundays and Holidays
- Washer and Dryer
- Wireless Internet in main areas of house
- Safe for valuables
- Local Manager


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Person signing contract must be at least 21 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The main portions of our house consist of 3 levels, so there are stairs. Also exterior stairs leading up to house....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    With desk area...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    King which can be converted to 2 twins, large desk area...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    King which can be converted to 2 twins. Large desk area...moreless

  • Master Bedroom and lowest level bedroom can be King or 2 Twins; bedroom adjacent to master has a double bed and desk area; Portable/folding baby cot (similar to Grayco PlaynPack)....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    In pool pump room on rooftop palapa floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, outdoor shower

    Toilet/sink in utility room. Shower is cold water only....moreless

  • 2 full baths with showers; half bath with outdoor shower; palapa/pool level toilet and shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Whale Watching, Turtle Release, Surfing, Yoga, great local restaurants and shopping....moreless


  • Books
  • Stereo:

    Speakers - you plug in Iphone etc....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Parasailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    2 tables on kitchen level seats total of 10. Palapa covered rooftop has a table and chairs that seat 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedrooms are air-conditioned....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    All cotton sheets and towels and beautiful Guatamalan bedspreads...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Gated parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All bath towels and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Living Room Terrace and Pool Terrace...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    small pool on palapa covered rooftop...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April Special
Apr 8 - Apr 12, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Spring
Apr 20 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Low Season
Jun 1 - Oct 20, 2017
4 night min stay
Early Fall
Oct 21 - Dec 20, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 21 - Dec 29, 2017
7 night min stay

New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Price includes light maid service every day except Sunday

Jan-March preference is given to Saturday to Saturday requests.

No smoking. No pets.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/09/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Puerto Vallarta

Car: Not Necessary

Whale Watching, Turtle Release, Yoga, Spanish Lessons. Charming mountainside village on Pacific Ocean. Many small shops with local handcrafts. Great restaurants.


Manager info

About: Retired filmmaker.

Why Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico:
Great location. Easy 10 minute walk to town and 1.5 blocks from Beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Circular design and surrounded by trees provide wonderful breezes.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Exterior


  • Entry Hall

    Entry Hall

  • Main Dining, Living Room.

    Main Dining, Living Room.

  • Master Bedroom - King or 2 Twin Beds

    Master Bedroom - King or 2 Twin Beds

  • View from 2nd Bedroom

    View from 2nd Bedroom

  • 3rd Bedroom with private entrance. Bed can be King or 2 twins.

    3rd Bedroom with private entrance. Bed can be King or 2 twins.

  • View from Rooftop

    View from Rooftop

  • Rooftop Palapa

    Rooftop Palapa

  • Parade in town.

    Parade in town.

  • Parade in town.

    Parade in town.

  • Cowboy in town.

    Cowboy in town.

  • Entry Hall

    Entry Hall

  • View from Kitchen to Living and Dining area.

    View from Kitchen to Living and Dining area.

  • View from Living Room to Kitchen Dining area.

    View from Living Room to Kitchen Dining area.

  • Hammock on 2nd Floor Terrace

    Hammock on 2nd Floor Terrace

  • 2nd Bedroom with Full/Double Bed adjacent to Master Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom with Full/Double Bed adjacent to Master Bedroom

  • Third Bedroom on Separate Level - King or Two Twin Beds

    Third Bedroom on Separate Level - King or Two Twin Beds

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Sunset at Beach that is one and a half blocks from the house.

    Sunset at Beach that is one and a half blocks from the house.

  • Little boy selling hand-made stuffed animals in town.

    Little boy selling hand-made stuffed animals in town.

  • Parade in town.

    Parade in town.

  • Nut and candy cart at market.

    Nut and candy cart at market.

VRBO #434819

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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