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Spectacular Ocean View Casita with Easy Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms with sweeping ocean views close to the beach

CASITAS SAYULITA is the first spectacular ocean view compound at the bottom of the exclusive Nanzal Hill overlooking the village of Sayulita, the ocean and capturing the famed Sayulita Sunsets. Welcome to a private family built Casita in a secure, safe and beautifully designed round compound. Casitas Sayulita is built on the slope of a tropical hillside and has been designed to give you private street access with a minimum of stairs and a maximum of privacy. This Casita has been designed with an individual kitchen or kitchenette,and west facing ocean view balcony, creating privacy and lounging space. You will delight in the breath taking ocean views and attention to details. This Casita is one of 5 on the property and is located on level 3.

You will have a quick 15 minute walk to the plaza, center of town and surf beach where there are endless adventures to be enjoyed daily. You may prefer a sweet 5 minute walk down the hill to a more private beach with restaurants close by as well. There is off street parking for your convenience if your vacation includes a rental car or golf cart. Did I say that the view of the village, beach, and ocean beyond is fantastic? The family can’t wait to have you share your photos and adventures with them.

Everything is clean, modern and user friendly while featuring the architectural details of local artists, masons and family members. You will be provided with high thread count linens, fluffy bath towels and will enjoy daily maid service. Please bring your favorite beach towel, hat and sunglasses...include your favorite pillow if that is a must. You may pack lightly as there is a Laundromat in the village. If your vacation includes staying connected wireless internet is certainly available in the Casita and all over the village of Sayulita.

Plan a family reunion, yoga retreat, group surf trip, business brainstorm session, Spanish Club outing, art creation trip, fishing fiesta with friends, or neighborhood get away. Many groups have requested having a yummy breakfast made for them like they experienced at Tia Adriana’s B&B. That can be arranged as well as fishing trips, waterfall adventures, zip line tours, horseback riding, surf lessons, or you name it. The family has been in residence in Sayulita since before anyone even surfed here and they have friends in most all the restaurants and adventure spots. Just ask, they have the connections and such stories to tell!

This is a great location for a small private wedding or pre-wedding celebration.

TROPICAL BREEZE is on level 3 and is one of the 5 charming ocean view Casitas located in the lush and tropical Casitas Sayulita family built compound. Step into your breezy ocean view Casita and be prepared to start clicking photos before you even unpack. What a view!!! Can you imagine the sunsets??? Grab a cool drink from the fridge, kick off your sandals and head to your ocean view balcony. Each of the 2 private ocean view bedroom suites feature a top of the line King sized bed, with a wall of hand painted sayings to encourage your sweet dreams. Each private bath boasts ocean views even from the shower. A third bath off the dining room provides easy access while preparing snacks or coming in from the ocean view balcony.

This whole Casita is filled with tropical tiles and inspirational sayings painted on the walls by Tia’s daughter. An abundance of mirrors reflect the lush vegetation and sparkling ocean water no matter which direction you are looking. Creativity and simplicity have joined hands to create this charming and restful retreat.

Be creative Mexican style in your Mexican/American kitchenette with stove top cooking. Feel free to whip up a blender drink, chop tomatoes, onions and chilies for a salsa fresca, and melt yourself a tasty quesadilla. Set a pretty table or play cards in your roomy dining and living room. Ok…this is a great spot to hang and use your computer if you must, I have! You will most likely spend the majority of your time lounging on the large, well furnished, breezy balcony with your feet up. It’s kind of like having a whole extra great room to relax in.

Native tropical vegetation, wind in the palms and local colorful birds add to the well established charm of the 5 private levels of Casitas Sayulita. You are a quick walk to the beach, town and yummy restaurants. This is indoor-outdoor living at its finest. You may never want to leave your luxurious ocean view terrace but only in leaving do you have the opportunity to dream of returning and creating more memories.

More Details

Property Manager
Roxana Adams
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Roxana Adams

TIA ADRIANA: is a native of Southern California, born in 1924 when life was a bit more rough around the edges than it is now.

When her adventure began in 1979, Tia was living a charmed life with her daughter and 3 sons across from the ocean and one of the best surf beaches in Cardiff-by-the Sea, Southern California. Her nephew Robert brought her to Sayulita on a vacation from Santa Cruz, Nayarit a few hours north of Sayulita. Robert had helped his sister-in law Maria purchase a small Cantina on a corner in the center of the very tiny village of Sayulita. Robert suggested that his Tia Adriana help out a villager in distress and buy the lot next to Maria's Cantina. And she did...When you visit ask us to tell you the story. Plan to sit a spell and listen to the whole delightful tale.

Tia brought her spiritual nature, vibrant smile and generous heart to Sayulita in 1979 joining the only other 12 American and Canadian families there. She built her home that turned into a B&B as more and more friends came to visit. She continues, along with her 4 children and 9 grandchildren to love and support the growing community of Sayulita. Tia Adriana's B&B is now leased and being successfully run by someone outside the family.

Tia and her family are now focused on YOU and their 5 ocean view houses, Casitas Sayulita, at the bottom of Nanzal Hill, which was once a lush jungle. They know Sayulita inside and out and have created 5 houses for your vacation pleasure.

Tia wants you to love and enjoy Casitas Sayulita as much as she has. Originally it was built by her son Goyo as a get-away for her. Through the years it has been enjoyed by yoga groups and families who needed more room than the B&B could provide. The family has always focused on delivering a personal connection with Sayulita natives and the culture.

Tia turns 89 in September 2013 and still enjoys the happy air in Cardiff. She remains Tia Adriana and sends her love and smiles to you and Sayulita.

Why Roxana Adams chose Sayulita


Tia Adriana and her family are one of the oldest non-native families in Sayulita. They arrived in 1979 when they were 1 of only 12 American and Canadian families. At that early date only Spanish was spoken, there were no telephones and electricity had just arrived. Their love of the charming village, admiration of the local culture, simplicity of the lifestyle, beauty of the people and enjoyment of the pristine beaches & surf encouraged them to stay. Tia, with the help of her sons, nephew, and local carpenters, built an ocean view home that by popular demand soon transitioned into Tia Adriana’s Bed and Breakfast. One block from the ocean in the center of the coastal part of town it kept growing and soon became a well know landmark in Sayulita. Today it is leased to a nonfamily member and is being run as a hotel.


Tia’s son Goyo, who lives in Sayulita, has headed up the vision and building from the ground up of the 5 levels of private Casitas known as Casitas Sayulita. Her daughter Lynn, who lives in Cardiff-by-the Sea, has painted the tiles and orchestrated the mosaics, paintings and décor through the years. Her son Rex, who now lives in Oaxaca, has transported many fun things from the U.S. that give the Casitas their charm. Tia’s son Pablo lives in nearby La Cruz Marina and can arrange a fishing trip for you if you’d like.


Ocean view, sunset view, town view, jungle view, and more ocean view led Tia and her family to create Casitas Sayulita when the bottom of Nanzal Hill was only steep, dense, parrot filled jungle. The family would hike through the jungle wielding machetes to clear a path so they could drink in the unobstructed crystal clear ocean view and dream of building. Each private level would be unique in character and yet maintain a consistent beauty and style. As with the B&B, these 5 beauties have grown and matured along with the lush landscaping. Vision and creativity are the key.

What makes this house unique


TROPICAL BREEZE:Enter at your own risk! You may never want to leave! Lounge on your sweeping ocean view terrace with plenty of comfy furniture. Gather for coffee, reconnect for lunch or celebrate the colorful sunset over the ocean. Retreat to a modern comfortable dining & living room. Two private bath ocean view bedroom suites give the flexibility of 2 couples vacationing together yet feeling separate. Prepare your meals in your ocean view kitchen or dine out in style.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“This is a jewel, sparking, bright happy jewel. My daughters and I had the best time. Lynn's brother greg and his wife are knowledgeable sweet and funny. Staying at this beautiful spot was the icing on our trip!
Dec 2015
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Sayulita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Romantic
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private and connected featuring hand painted tiles.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ocean view from your pretty tiled attached bathroom too.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Guest bath for all to use off the kitchen dinning area.
  • 2.5 Bathrooms feature designs of tropical birds and orchids hand painted tiles created for your enjoyment by one of the family members. Fluffy towels and tropical views complete the package.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ocean view and private connected bath. Step out onto balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ocean view from connected bath with balcony access.
  • Wake up to 180 degree views of the sparkling ocean, swaying palm trees and village of Sayulita all seen from your luxurious king sized bed. Enjoy a special saying about dreams artfully painted above your bed. Step out onto your wonderful view balcony and relax as you prepare for the adventures of your day. Each bedroom has a private attached bathroom with beautiful hand painted tiles by one of the family members.
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
TROPICAL BREEZE is one of 5 levels or private Casitas that comprise the CASITAS SAYULITA tropical hillside compound. Please visit our website to view all 5 Casitas to choose the one that suits you best... Each Casita features a charming kitchen or kitchenette, a view balcony and modern friendly architecture. Mature landscape and beautiful walls surround all 5 Casitas as they wrap their secure arms around you. You will have a short walk to the quiet more private beach in front of your Casita, or take a longer stroll to the main part of the village to enjoy more active beaches. Restaurants are available near both beaches, You can spend your vacation interacting with the villagers and vacationers, or stay a bit north in front of Casitas Sayulita where it is more private. Either way, bring your sunscreen, beach towel, flip flops, sun hat and a good book and enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and good food of Sayulita and Casitas Sayulita.


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Spectacular Ocean View Casita with Easy Walk to Beach
average rating of 3.0 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful View, BUT

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The unit is clean, the view is amazing, the manager and owner are most accommodating. The unit has all the basics you need to be self sufficient. Even coffee for your first morning. A beautiful fruit bowl was waiting for us upon arrival.,BUT....

Be prepared to walk down a dark secluded road to get to the base of the Nazal hill. The unit is a short walk up the hill, maybe 150 meters. Not a bad hike up.

The biggest BUT, is...

Unfortunately we were robbed twice from within our room. The thieves were able to get into our safe the first time, undetected until we opened it to get our cash for the day..

The second time, our last night, they came into our unit we figure through a sliding door and stole some electronics and my wife's ID. The sliding door was locked. We were not using the safe because of the first theft. Just relying on hiding our valuables at night. I was lazy our last night and didn't do this.

The manager and owner were most accommodating and sincere.

They replaced all our money from the first theft.

An official report was made and the local authorities came to investigate after the second theft. I didn't want them to come to the unit after the first theft. Thought it would be pointless.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view, great host, great place

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend to eveyone I know. Great place only a short walk from the quiet end of the beach. Amazing host who showed us around and helped us with anything we needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tom, please come again soon
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
within a 5 minute walk
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
less than 30 minutes away
Car: not necessary

OVERALL ATMOSPHERE: It is easy to spend your day relaxing, eating, swimming, relaxing, eating again and then deciding where to have a yummy dinner...It's all about the food, fun and laughter with friends and family. You deserve a special time in a special place and Casitas Sayulita has been created with you in mind. Captivating ocean view and short walk to the beach make this a winner.

STORIES: Our family has lived here since 1979, before there were even telephones in the village of Sayulita. Adriana is so loved by the town people that they call her Tia Adriana, Auntie to them all because they love her. We have a great story to tell...can't wait to hear what yours will be after you spend your first delightful vacation at Casitas Sayulita.

LOCATION: You will be staying towards the north end of town at the bottom of Nanzal Hill. You will be a bit away from the daily hustle & bustle and the local evening night life activities. You will be close enough to join in whatever fun you choose.

ACTIVITIES: What keeps you thriving and engaged??? Do you surf? Take a lesson while you are here on vacation... or how about kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding, snorkeling, biking, zip lining or just relaxing and sunning on the beach? You can be as active or relaxed as you can imagine. Bring your own or enjoy renting beach chairs, umbrellas, surf boards, bikes, kayaks and even horses. You can even rent a golf cart to zip around in,

The quaint village of Sayulita is full of amenities to add to your vacation pleasure…How about joining a yoga class and or receiving a restorative massage? Limber up in the morning for an evening dance class.

BEACHES: The beaches around Sayulita are perhaps her greatest assets. You will fall in love with the shoreline whether you are strolling the 2-mile long beach in front of the village or wandering off to discover some of the less-popular “hidden” beaches. Remember to bring your camera. From Casitas Sayulita it is a short walk to experience the ocean, fishing, snorkeling, surfing, swimming, wading, or simply putting your toes in the surf.MARKETS: There are many quaint markets for you to explore in Sayulita. You’ll discover a surprisingly nice selection of fresh locally grown fruits & vegis as well as Mexican staples. Stop a native fisherman on the beach and you may be able to purchase a freshly caught fish to prepare for your dinner. If you are serious in the kitchen you might want to stop, after you land in Puerto Vallarta, at a large grocery store, Sam's Club or Costco to gather ingredients and snacks to stock your refrigerator for your stay. Stove top cooking is the native way here and you will be enjoying 4 burners and ample pots and pans.

SHOPPING: Make your way on a shopping adventure from native Huichol Indian arts to local artisans and on to modern décor. From striking jewelry to one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing you’ll love the hunt. You may just find your favorite treasure from a sweet smiling native while you are sitting on the beach, sipping a drink and reading your book. We’ll love to hear your story.

DINING: Be advised that your appetite will be heightened while your waistline may not be lightened during your get away in Sayulita. From the moment you awaken you’ll be captivated by the delicious aromas of cooking food. It’s hard to pick what to have first… If you count taco/torta stands and small “hole-in-the-wall” cafes, Sayulita provides over 100 locations to get a bite to eat. For breakfast you can enjoy yummy fresh juices from the juice lady, grab a coffee and a pastry on the run, lounge at the beach enjoying huevos rancheros or have a sit-down spread at a restaurant with the locals. While at breakfast many of our guests are already planning where they will have lunch!!! Lunch is soon followed by dinner and the choices allow for casual dinning & dress or you can even get all “fancy”, put on your sparkly flip flops, and dine in elegance. Remember to bring your camera.

NIGHTLIFE: Sayulita provides a smorgasbord of nighttime activities. After a sunset cocktail you may want to brush up on your Salsa dancing, listen to some good music, get happy with the locals, walk the coastline or wait to experience the fireworks from an evening wedding on the hill top. You can always call it an early evening and relax on your balcony with friends at Casita Sayulita.

PEOPLE: The local villagers of Sayulita are one of its greatest charms. The town was originally founded by five Mexican families who still maintain the largest presence and land/business ownership in town. From a village where only Spanish was spoken less than 35 years ago the sweet people of Sauylita have embraced their growth while retaining their family values. They still appreciate hearing, “hola”, “gracias”, and “por favor” as you enjoy their town.

STAY: We hope you will always have a shell in your pocket, sand on your feet, a smile in your heart and return often.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Rates for all 5 Casitas in US $ for High Season
#1 Peek A View $100
#2 Whispering Palms $200
#3 Tropical Breeze $180 this listing
#4 Ocean Windows $140
#5 Paradise Penthouse $120
Please go to our website to see ocean view photos and amenities.
All 5 Casitas or levels can be rented together for a group vacation or separately.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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