|Minimum Stay||4 - 9 nights|
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As you read more about Villa Zafiros we’d like to make sure you understand THAT WE HAVE 2 PROPERTIES, both adjacent to each other, one living just below the other. The first, VILLA ZAFIROS, is described BELOW, and has 3 bedrooms.
The second, CASA JOYERO (VRBO #793719), is our newest property, completed in December 2015 and also has the options of 3 bedrooms. This now means that if needed, these two properties can be combined (at an extra cost), to be rented as a 4, 5 or 6 bedroom compound. If combined, there are gates between the two for easy flow back and forth between properties. When rented separately, the gates remain locked and neither property can be accessed unless staying there.
Read below for detailed information about Villa Zafiros and reach out to us regarding renting either Villa Zafiros or Casa Joyero, or both properties........
In the summer of 2013 we enlisted the help of an award winning architect and his amazing crew of craftsmen. Six months later our dream came alive.
Once a surfer’s hangout, Villa Zafiros now consists of four spectacular levels, each designed with every detail in mind. VZ’s location is prime and in Sayulita that’s important. Although surrounded by lush green space, you’re only one block from the plaza, the church, restaurants and the vibrant energy that is Sayulita. Two more short blocks and you’re standing before the Pacific Ocean. The beach, the surf and the sun… all waiting for you. Because of the central location it’s an easy walk for most people. Staying at VZ will offer you easy access to convenience stores, local grocers, French bakeries and more. Enjoy being a part of the community, greeting the locals as you walk down Calle Gaviotas, watching children play and families gather.
There’s no doubt about it. You’re in the heart of Mexico.
If you want total silence in the evening, stay out North. If you want a long and steep hike, stay in Gringo Hill. If you are one of the lucky few selected each year to stay at Villa Zafiros, you’ll agree, it’s the perfect location.
Secured by a large, well lit entrance gate, you’ll step onto the cobblestone path leading to the inviting, secluded garden room. As you approach the lower level garden room, look up and you’ll see our newly constructed bridge overhead. This bridge takes you from the pool deck to the newly created rooftop terrace, but more about that in a moment. Surrounded by lush landscape, this outdoor living space stays true to VZ’s attention to detail with locally crafted seating, ceiling fans, lighting details and a fully equipped bar. The garden bar and lounge make for a comfortable and relaxing experience day or night. Stop off here at the end of an adventurous day, in between dips in the pool or steal away for a night cap after everyone else is asleep.
As you enter the garden room you’ll pass by the large stunning mural of Frida Kahlo, a beloved Mexican icon. This remarkable original was painted for us by an amazing muralist originally from Mexico City, Aline Lobos. With sapphire in hand, Frida sets the stage for your stay at Villa Zafiros.
For your convenience the garden room has a private bathroom. The outdoor stone shower will refresh you after a day of fun in the sand and surf and before heading to the pool. Oversized beach towels are provided. You’ll find them in the wooden cabinet across from the garden bar. Hang them to dry on the nearby wooden railing and they’ll be ready for your next splash. See, we’ve thought of everything.
As you climb the winding steps leading to the entrance of the villa, you’ll see a short garden path to your right. These few steps take you to the second level, the custom designed pool and pool terrace which projects over the walkway below. From the pool level, nestled under a 100 year old fig tree, the views begin to unfold. This enchanted tree provides revolving shade throughout the day. And you’ll feel the positive energy every moment you’re near it.
The pool is 5 feet deep with a shallow shelf for adult lounging or for children (with adult supervision). The pool terrace is furnished with custom designed Acapulco chairs and a daybed for napping or basking in the sun’s rays. We are fortunate to have bougainvilleas growing all around our property, blooming in every direction.
Walk the new terrace bridge, through the custom wrought iron gate, and you're on our spacious new rooftop terrace gate, living on the roof of the Casa Joyero studio below. Once on the new terrace, you'll find ample space with a custom made table, chairs, a large custom gas grill and more lounge space for you to relax and enjoy the ocean view. When on the terrace roof, you'll be amazed how high you are what a view you have.
The third level begins as you step inside Villa Zafiros for the first time. Polished grey concrete floors flow into the vibrant colored walls. The colors that make Mexico distinct and so special. With custom wooden windows, doors, cabinets and tables throughout, you’ll find that every inch of VZ was well planned. Upon entering, to your left, you'll encounter a balcony. Linger here for a view of the pool, the village, the mountains and the pristine ocean as far as your eyes can see. With the balcony doors and all the windows open, the third level merges indoor and outdoor living spaces. Ocean breezes are prevalent due to our coveted northern orientation.
On the third level you’ll find two private air-conditioned bedrooms, each with opaque Mexican glass windows built into beautiful locally harvested wood frames. These guest rooms are furnished with new queen mattresses and display the works of regional Mexican artists including lighting, bed linens, chairs, dressers and artifacts. Open the back windows for a view of the garden greenery just outside your windows, secured with tasteful and high end wrought iron designed for VZ. The window in the first bedroom opens up to a gorgeous view of the pool and pool terrace. The second bedroom opens onto the dining terrace and the greenery surrounding it. Each room has a ceiling fan and in the High Season (November through May), you’ll enjoy sleeping with the windows open, under the cool night breezes. In the Low Season (June through October), the bedrooms will cool down in minutes with our high efficiency A/C units.
Centered between the guest rooms you’ll find a bathroom complete with a large stone shower, custom wood cabinets and a built-in safe for cash and document storage. The safe is ready for your private combination code to be programmed.
Step out of the bedrooms into our sala (living room), with black leather-strap designer Acapulco chairs and traditional equipale seating. A comfortable daybed fills the space between the sala and kitchen. Perfect for relaxing while others gather and cook.
Our kitchen contains everything you’ll need including a new, large capacity stainless refrigerator/freezer, Agua water dispenser, plates, silverware, cookware, spices, and a pantry for food storage. You can sit at the beautiful wood island, plug in your laptop or music device, cook or check in with family and friends via hi-speed, wi-fi internet. The kitchen is also equipped with a new gas range. A double sink and serving window look out to the expansive dining terrace. The thick, hand-crafted concrete counter tops, infused with polished blue glass, are another reminder of the jewel that inspired Villa Zafiros. Look out to the ocean in High Season and you may see whales breaching. Yes … from the kitchen!
The massive wooden dining table on the terrace was designed by us. The huge slab of wood was hand-picked from a carpintería in nearby Mezcales. The table can easily be expanded to seat eight by adding the equipale chairs from each guest room. The dining terrace is surrounded by palm trees and other native plants. Private and serene, you will enjoy dining in the jungle while perfectly positioned to watch the sunset over Punta Sayulita.
Climb the covered, outdoor stairway to the fourth level, open the beautiful wrought iron door and you’ll find paradise right before your eyes. Designed to meet your every need, you’ll never want to leave the Villa Zafiros master suite. So elegantly appointed, a near 360 degree view from four stories up, this 900 sq ft of living space truly is the crowning achievement of Villa Z.
A pergola-covered master bar with sink, refrigerator and coffee pot. Cocktail hour or morning coffee. Why not both? The soothing sound of the rooftop fountain. The rail bar for whale watching or enjoying a glass of wine at sunset. A large daybed for sunning or lounging. And enough terrace seating for everyone to enjoy the scenery from up top.
Step across the custom hand-made traditional tile floors and the slight step up into the master bedroom. Built within a glass box, take in the amazing views even with your head on the pillow. Look up and you’ll see our beautifully woven palapa (thatched) roof.
For your comfort the master houses a new king-sized bed and built-in wooden wardrobe for your use. A private toilet room and the open shower, with a bird's eye view of the massive fig tree just outside. Again, indoor and outdoor living converges. The double sink counter top, with stone basins, looks out onto the branches of the giant fig giving the impression you’re living in a 5-star tree house. With the doors open, the constant ocean breeze keeps it cool almost year round. If necessary, the master suite is designed to close all of the doors and windows in order to utilize the air conditioner and ceiling fan. Quickly cool it down for your sleeping comfort. That is, if you find time to sleep.
PRICING HERE IS ZAFIROS ONLY!!
For much more information please visit our websites @ www.sayulitavilla.com OR www.casajoyero.com,
NEWLY LISTED, Never offered for rental before!
It's possible you've not encountered property owners as selective as we are. Villa Zafiros is our home and is filled with cherished possessions. Therefore we restrict rental considerations to couples, adult parties (maximum of 6 at VZ unless combined with Casa Joyero) and families with extremely well behaved children. Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed. We are light on our feet and can move at a moments notice therefore we don't keep a calendar. So the 'when' is really up to you. Reach out and let us know what you're thinking. We look forward to getting to know you.
NOTE: We prefer rental periods of at least 7 days. Rental terms longer than 10 days may have discounts applied. Rentals typically starting on a Saturday, but will try to work with your party. Signed Villa rules and other documents required before arrival. Write with other questions!
Visit our website at www.sayulitavilla.com for more images and information. Visit our adjoining property, Casa Joyero, at www.casajoyero.com
Mike and Lola purchased this villa in 2013
We purchased the original property in 2013 and lived on-site for five months while Villa Zafiros was painstakingly rebuilt. But VZ wasn’t our first project. We’ve designed and built award winning properties in other locations. We understand style and how to work with the environment we find ourselves in. Utilizing local, high quality craftsmen and choosing an architect that “gets it", the results are noticed and appreciated. Visitors from all over the world have spent time in our homes.
Although Sayulita has many "rentals", our home is distinctly different. With attention to detail that very few homes in Sayulita have, Villa Zafiros (and now Casa Joyero) stand out. If you are detail minded and understand style and creative vision, then you're our type.
While every other owner will tell you WHY you should choose their property, we want to tell you WHY NOT as well. If you are looking for a place to party, have large unapproved gatherings, or allow outsiders access to our home(s) or grounds, then you should look elsewhere. Each guest we choose must approve and sign a contract, stating how many guests will be staying at either of our homes during their stay. Our caretaker is informed of each guests name and the total number of people on our property and we strictly control it.
So, check us out and if you're like minded and an all around good person looking to embrace the Sayulita experience while treating our home as you would want us to treat yours, then by all means reach out. You won't be sorry.
Let’s talk about the two most valuable asset Villa Zafiros has to offer. Location, location, location....and room for expansion if needed by combining Villa Zafiros with our NEW property adjacent to it, Casa Joyero!! This offers scenarios from the original 3 bedrooms at VZ, to a 4, 5 or 6 bedroom scenario. Of course, each addition of the other property would have cost involved and would be based on availability.
Prices shown on this listing are VILLA ZAFIROS ONLY (3 bedroom).
VZ’s location is prime and in Sayulita that’s important. Although surrounded by lush green space, you’re only one block from the plaza, the church, restaurants and the vibrant energy that is Sayulita. Two more short blocks and you’re standing before the Pacific Ocean. The beach, the surf and the sun… all waiting for you. Because of the central location it’s an easy walk for most people. If you prefer, however, we can recommend a nearby golf cart or car rental agency. VZ includes a parking space just outside the gates.
Staying at VZ will offer you easy access to convenience stores, local grocers, French bakeries and more. Enjoy being a part of the community, greeting the locals as you walk down Calle Gaviotas, watching children play and families gather. There’s no doubt about it. You’re in the heart of Mexico.
Of course, there are other neighborhoods in Sayulita. The Gringo Hill area has rental homes but it’s a steep climb. And people staying out North or South tell us it’s a long walk and they miss being near the beach and village. The road leading up to Villa Zafiros is cobblestone, just like the main roads winding through Sayulita. Some roads leading to other rental properties are dirt and a few are almost impassable depending on the season.
If you want total silence in the evening, stay out North.
If you want a long and steep hike, stay in Gringo Hill.
If you are one of the lucky few selected each year to stay at Villa Zafiros, you’ll agree, it’s the perfect location.
I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing our stay in Sayulita has been over the last 6 days! We had the time of our lives. And honestly your hospitality and your home made for a beyond incredible stay.
You really have a beautiful and luxurious home (My Mom is an interior designer and she was in heaven- wants to know where you found everything! Ha.) and a wonderful group of people helping you. Seriously top of the line.
Thank you so very much for everything- we are extremely grateful and we will definitely be in touch to schedule our next stay..hopefully sooner rather than later! ;)
Our family had a lovely stay at Villa Zafiros! Everything about the home, from it's unique and special decor, the amazing views, the refreshing swimming pool, was perfect. You can tell that Mike and Lola have put a lot of special care and personal touches in this home. We have rented quite a few vacation homes in various parts of the world and we have to say that the beds in this home were the most comfortable that we have come across!
The location of the Villa is fabulous. Definitely convenient to walk into town for a bite to eat, a walk on the beach or to be able to sit on the patio and hear the waves and sounds of Sayulita.
We've been to Sayulita before, but prior to our arrival we were provided a very detailed list of restaurants, activities, shopping vendors, etc. Some we hadn't yet heard of. Our family will definitely be returning to Villa Zafiros!
We rented both properties, Villa Zafiros and Casa Joyero for our family of eight adults and two babies (ages 1 year, 5 months and 11 months) for just over a week in November. From the second we were picked up the airport by Mike and Lola's recommended car service (highly suggested) we had the vacation of our dreams. Both properties are truly immaculate and with 10 people total there was more than enough comfortable space. Decor/ Architecture : It’s almost impossible to put into words how stunning Mike and Lola’s properties are. Incorporating the environment, like the tree in the courtyard of Casa Joyero and the use of outdoor and indoor space at Villa Zafiros as well. It was unlike anything we had ever seen. The photos speak for themselves but I can say - even with the images going in the properties far exceeded our expectations. Our jaws dropped walking in — and we were still pinching ourselves on the day we left. There is intimacy at both properties with common space — bringing everyone together and yet you have your own privacy when time. The decor is so tastefully done — from the throw pillows to Moroccan style lighting to their tile — it’s next level. The master suite on the top floor of Villa Zafiros is hands down the best space I have ever seen let alone stayed in. Their use of windows and natural light was stunning, the fountain!!! — and the view of the city and ocean — breathtaking. We all really loved the pool deck — it’s the most perfect size and space. We found ourselves congregating here a lot of the time - and the babies could not get enough of the pool. There is a little wade ledge/ pool shelf that was so perfect for them. The pool deck also extents to a separate sun and relaxation hang space with an outdoor grill. We spent a lot of mornings as a family drinking coffee and overlooking the city from here. Every room has heart and soul and such style — there was no fighting over who stayed where (okay, but the master is pretty outstanding) and not one person felt slighted. It’s unlike any property! Location: We did not realize going in that we had the crown jewel of locations. Just off the square and no more than a 5 minute walk to the beach. We did rent a golf cart (great for the babies) but really found ourselves walking everywhere. There is an incredible French bakery just steps away with great espresso. We ate out a lot and enjoyed every restaurant we went to — the food was incredible and the walk back was so mellow. <3 this spot
Nine of us moved into the combined properties of Villa Zafiros and Casa Joyero for a week over the holidays. Whether you rent just the villa or just the casitas or both - you will fall in love. It's not only the extraordinary architecture and interior design but also the location. We've stayed in Sayulita before - but never in the heart of the village. This place is a complete oasis and yet only steps from the vibrant village. You walk out the gates and down the small slope and you are immersed in the heart of Sayulita. Return to the property and suddenly you are again in your own world. Mike and Lola's sense of design and their rich selection of art, furniture and fabrics transport you. From the breathtaking views from the top floor outdoor space to the pool deck to the grand dining table in the breezeway of Casa Joyero you are surrounded by beauty and comfort. Mike and Lola's relationships in the village also add to the experience. Their manager Ramon is a wonderful person - accessible, kind, and generous. He drove me all the way to a bank in Bucerias one afternoon when all the ATM machines in the village were empty. He would not take anything more than gas money. He's just that way. And I learned so much about the area spending that time with him. Outside the property just steps away are some of the very best places to eat! Tacos for lunch everyday at Il Itacate are a must. Dinner at Gusto in the square also a must. Mary's and Leda and on and on - all just steps from this very exotic and private property. You should go!
We had such an amazing time staying at Villa Zafiros. We are a family of 8 and it can be very challenging finding just the right vacation spot for us. The house is like no other vacation rental that I have seen before. Every detail is done perfectly from the tile in the kitchen to the morrocan light fixture hanging in the upstairs terrace. It was like living amongst art. I still want to duplicate pillows on the couch in the living room. One of my favorite memories from the trip is my husband reading on the daybed on the newly built terrace, my two youngest were swimming in the pool and my 4 oldest were playing a card game in the living room. It was exactly what we were hoping for and more.
The owners truly make you fall in love with Sayulita prior to your arrival. We had an endless list of restaurants and activiites already created for us. We loved being in town. We had no need for a car or a golf cart. We walked everywhere. We were at the beach every day and then we would be laying by the Villa Zafiros pool by late afternoon. Every night we tried a new restaurant and I can truly say that Sayulita is a foodie mecca. Our older children would venture out for late night tacos that would never disappoint. We loved every restaurant we ate at, however, YOU must go to Los Corazones for the cucumber and jalapeño margarita. There are no words!!
Sayulita is a lively town and we were right in the heart of it. When you stay at Villa Zafiros not only are staying in a beautiful home you are also being well taken care of by the owners and their property managers. Every detail is covered and it makes for a truly relaxing and enjoyable vacation. We will definitely be back!
Firstly, the house itself is amazing, each floor and level perfectly crafted and conceived, very comfortable. have no doubts regarding the house itself - the 3rd level's view is extraordinary, i'll go back just for that! Now, the pueblo of Sayulita: sleepy, slow, friendly, communal, easy and calm and dusty. what I liked best about Sayulita was the fact that it all blended, the gringos with the townspeople themselves, the surfers and the foreigners all mixed in a calm and unforgettable ambiance.. I will return soon! thanks!
This was our first trip to Sayulita, and I cannot imagine experiencing such a cool town any other way. We stayed for ten days, loving every minute of it, and still don't feel like we got to enjoy all of the unique offerings of the town or even the property itself.
Each floor and seating area offers its own thoughtful and beautiful ambiance to take in sunsets or expansive views of the ocean. The impressive architecture, design, and selection of art combine to create an aesthetic that brought us immediate peace and happiness.
Staying in to float in the pool or have cocktails on the upper balcony can be just as rewarding as a visit to one of the many excellent restaurants or bars just steps away. Literally, steps away - we ended each night with drinks from a tiny, friendly bar just a couple of doors down.
The owners have truly thought of everything to ensure your visit exceeds expectations. We'd second the recommendation of another reviewer to hit the Mega (grocery) on the way in to stock up on beer and snacks to your liking. There's also a convenience store very close by for anything you might have missed.
In town, we had no need for taxis or even the golf cart rentals offered nearby to explore the different areas. The location is just unrivaled given its balance of incredible views and proximity to the heart of Sayulita. Rather than using this review to call out any specific restaurants or shops, trust that the owners can help you find the best of the best with their thoughtful guidebook created specifically for the property.
We cannot recommend Villa Zafiros enough. The bar has been set so high, it will be a challenge for us to find a better escape for our next trip.
Amazing centrally located Villa nestled above the village in Sayulita. Walk to beach in a short 3 blocks,seconds to downtown, restaurants and stores. Sweeping views every direction. Secluded and private.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
pre Holiday ZAFIROS ONLY, 3BRM
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
HOLIDAY VILLA ZAFIROS ONLY
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 9 2017
9 night minimum stay
Prime dates ZAFIROS ONLY, 3BRM
Jan 10 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer ZAFIROS ONLY, 3BRM
May 31 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
|Optional Heated Pool||$150|
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
ALL PRICES ARE IN U.S. DOLLARS! You will receive detailed information about our Villa rules prior to your visit as well as information about our Property manager and connecting with them. 60 day cancellation policy. If booking within 60 days of your trip, booking is due immediately and must be received to guarantee property. Long term stay (10 days or more) receive discount consideration depending on time of year. Feel free to reach out with last minute requests!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.