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Casa Roja Lower - Is Close To Everything Yet A World Away!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Located in Sayulita, Mexico; 45 min. north of Puerto Vallarta, Casa Roja is close to everything yet a world away! Just a couple of blocks to the village plaza, known for great restaurants, or a 10 minute walk to the beach for the best surfing!

The Space

It's perfect for the laid back traveler needing simple, clean, comfortable accommodations. Whether you want to surf and enjoy the beach, or spend a day relaxing by the pool, you will have a relaxing stay! Sayulita is known for great restaurants, great beaches, and the best surfing, not to mention several easy transportation options. Conveniently located on a dirt road in a settled South Hill neighborhood among mostly locals, Casa Roja is a 10 minute walk from the beach, and just a couple of blocks to the village plaza, where you can experience the vibrant local night life.

The Lower suite is a large 1100 sq ft with high ceilings, arches, well designed shared tropical garden with grill, walk out to pool area. Casa Roja lower has 2 spacious, bedrooms with comfortable beds one king and one queen, 2 baths, the ensuite has bathtub, – the other with large walk in shower. Open floor plan to large traditionally tiled kitchen with full-size appliances, microwave, coffee maker, blender, lots of counter space, and large family sized table.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2017


Sayulita Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...


Very Good! 4/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Casa Roja Lower - Is Close To Everything Yet A World Away!
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews

You get what you pay for

  • 3 of 5

Overall, Casa Roja is decent value. We stayed for a week with 4 couples total and had lots of room. The location is in a more rustic/authentic part of town (which we mostly liked). We found the cleanliness of Casa Roja was not quite up to what we had hoped for but it was functional. There are some minor improvements taking place at the moment but the general overall upkeep was a bit lacking. We were there (Jan 2017) when a lot of the local traffic was diverted right down the dirt road in front of us so there was a lot of dust everywhere...I imagine this will change soon once the main road into town is complete. If you have to choose between upper and lower of this property, I recommend the upper part as it is much better kept and has some view, attractive common area and is drier than the musty lower part...although there is only one bathroom upstairs. Bottom line: this place has potential and will likely remain as an affordable option in Sayulita. It's an easy 10min walk into the main part of town and has a few corner stores very close. The local neighbours are very nice. If you want something nicer and closer to the beach, pay twice as much or more. Be prepared that Casa Roja isn't as nice in general as the photos shown here (especially of the pool) but the upper part is pretty close. As for Sayulita: fun town with lots going on. It's growing quickly with construction all over. About half of the visitors are Mexican which is great. There is some amazing food around and cool shopping. Check out Playa Los Muertos for a more chill beach experience or the north Sayulita beach (although under currents at north end make it unswimmable). It's really disappointing to see the amount of garbage laying around and the stinky sewage river pouring into the ocean. The majority of our group got sick during our week...I lost a whole day due to Montezuma's Revenge and then had lingering effects for a full week after coming back to Canada. It was very hard to avoid getting sick despite making the safest choices possible. Apparently, it has been a bad season in Sayulita for this.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New owners need to address several issues, otherwise good spot

  • 2 of 5

Property changed ownership right before our stay so there were a few things that need attention and have been overlooked during the transition: photos on VRBO are out of date, some furniture was obviously taken by past owners and not replaced (no futon in entrance area, no safe for valuables as advertised, art on walls, etc.) It was advertised to have laundry washer/dryer in lower unit. New owners must have changed that because it is no longer allowed even though the machines are there in the outdoor pantry. We stayed during rainy season and got a fair amount of leakage from the ceiling over the master bed, which also caused the air conditioner to stop working for a couple days. We had a few other small issues: DVD player died from a surge during a power outage, gas/propane tank went empty which took 4 days to get filled before we had hot water and stove again, the purified water jugs ran out and never got replenished, one of the toilet's water shut-off was broken so we had to turn on and shut off at the wall each time.

The property manager did her best to have the maintenance and cleaning people respond to our issues. There were just so many small issues making it a hassle to coordinate among them pretty much every day of our stay.

All being said, the space was great. We loved the pool area (minus the outdoor shower which functions but needs some repair).

If the new owners put some love into it and address all of the issues I would consider renting it again. But if they leave it as-is, probably not (definitely not in rainy season with the leaking over the bed). Decent location, good amenities, great pool, air conditioning in both bedrooms, adequate kitchen, dependable wifi, and sweet staff.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am the new owner of Casa Roja and a first time vacation rental owner. I can assure our future guests that any little problems are getting handled as timely and efficiently as possible. There is not and never was a futon in this house nor was it ever advertised, same goes for a safe and art on the walls. You will see in the photos there is not any art on the walls shown. Patricia, my on site property manager will inform you when you check in that we provide two large jugs of water then the tenant is responsible for replenishing. The toilet does work fine, it does have a small internal leak that will be addressed when possible. A new DVD player has been provided. The past owners recently made the laundry unavailable to guests because a lot of guests were not using it properly and making a mess of that area that the house cleaner uses. That needs to be updated on our site. There is a leak when it rains really hard and we are doing our best to address this issue as soon as possible. I will be at the house in November and plan to address any issues. We want our guests to enjoy themselves. Always let us know what we can do to help with any issues.
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Great house with wonderful pool - pretty close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

We just came back from a week at Casa Roja Lower. The house is bigger than it looks on the VRBO pics. The kitchen is equipped with pretty much everything you need. They supplied a big garafon of water (5 gallon/19 liters) and beach towels, which was great. They even provided a portable beach parasol and an insulated beach bag for us!

The pool is beautiful and has 2 loungers, one Adirondack chair and there is a four-chair patio set as well (with parasol). The road in front of the house is very rain-damaged, so difficult to walk for the elderly or anyone with trouble walking. The walk to the beach is short - less than 10 minutes. There are two small convenience stores nearby - one is right next door (no beer there though), the other maybe 300 meters away.

Air conditioning was available and strong in both bedrooms and was sufficient to cool down the whole house. The house was very clean and well maintained.

The property manager, Patricia, was very responsive and friendly.

It would have been great to be given access to the washer+dryer that is on-site, but it was only for the maid to use.

Overall, renting this property is excellent value and we would consider renting it again when we return to Sayulita.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay at Casa Roja. Traci and David are attentive owners. They responded quickly to any question we had and provided a lot of information about Sayulita. The house is less than 10 minutes from town down a dirt road that gives you a sense of a less-touristy mexico. The area is safe and there's a small store a couple of doors down where we were able to buy staples. The house itself is great - spacious, well-equipped and with a beautiful pool that my girls enjoyed. A nice bonus was a couple of boogie boards we were able to take to the beach. A couple of neighborhood cats frequent the yard and my daughters really enjoyed them. Finally, I'd encourage all visitors to Sayulita to visit the "secret beach," about 20 minutes down the road from Playa del Muerte. Absolutely beautiful and there were never more than 4 people besides my family the two times we went. Even though the surf was too high to swim, we really enjoyed it. I highly recommend Casa Roja lower.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and private but so close to the beach and town!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Casa Roja! The accommodations are clean and quiet with tons of space. The pool was great to hang out by during hot afternoons. There are tons of fans inside if you need a nice breeze. We would totally recommend staying here if you have children.

Dave and Traci were very helpful. They know so much about Sayulita and were quick to answer any questions we had. Casa Roja is about a 5-10 minute easy walk to town, and it's about a 15 minute walk to the beautiful beach but you can't hear any of the noise!

We can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Roja Lower

  • 5 of 5

We loved the town of Sayulita and enjoyed our stay at Casa Roja lower very much. We look forward to coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sayulita Apartment Rental Rates

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Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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