In addition to above, has full kitchen, and video library (bring your laptop), WiFi, A/C downstairs, washing machine and dryer, , a fountain, outside after beach shower. Palapa (palm frond) roof, rustic wood railing, bamboo wall, hammock, and beautiful parota (wood) bar ( with nearby beverage refrigerator) give upstairs a Swiss Family Robinson ambiance. Garden has BBQ, small iron table and chairs and lounges. House secluded from road and neighbors by tree and lovely flowering vines that attract a variety of birds. Again, we remodeled this property to be our home and lived here for nine years before family and health issues required we return to the States. We miss it. Sayulita is a very friendly community, a mix of Mexican natives and ex-pats. Two double beds -- one upstairs, one down -- plus two blowup mattresses allow comfortable sleeping for six. It is hot and humid in Sayulita summers and because the upstairs is open air, it is impossible to have AC upstairs. There are 3 ceiling fans to cool the upstairs and the bedroom has an extra floor fan.
- House900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
Gorgeous Mexican-style garden house. remodeled to be a home, not rental property
Pamela Edy Schlotter
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 17, 2018
About Pamela Edy Schlotter
We are ocean lovers, native Californians who grew up loving water sports of all kinds. We retired early in our 50s to seek a Latin American ex-pat experience near good surf breaks while we were still young and able enough to enjoy our passions. We are also language lovers who wished to improve our Spanish skills and immerse ourselves in Mexican culture. Our first intention was to take a year off, then perhaps return to the rat race, but ended up staying nine years in Sayulita. In 2014 health issues, aging parents and growing grandchildren required that we regretfully return to our former home in Oxnard, CA; but we plan to return to our house in Sayulita whenever possible. Though we have been back in Oxnard for a year now, Sayulita still seems like home.
Pamela Edy Schlotter purchased this House in 2005
Why Pamela Edy Schlotter chose Sayulita
We left the States after retirement looking for a small pueblo away from high-rise hotels and resorts and near good surf, and Sayulita fit the bill. We also wanted to find a house in a neighborhood away from the hoity-toity Gringolandia mansions where we could build or remodel a Mexican home to meet our esthetic preferences. We found that, too, at Calle Ninos Heroes 29, a little one-story box of a house in a mixed Mexican/ex-pat neighborhood with a garden that we remodeled into our dream home.
What makes this House unique
We are social people but value our privacy. The garden tree and lovely vines that cover our front fence and form a canopy over our front walk provide the seclusion from the street and neighbors that are important to our lifestyle. Also, the original little box house was a perfect blank canvas on which we could elaborate and create a home to match our esthetic preferences, remodeling the entire original house and adding the Robinson Crusoe upstairs spaces.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful home, excellent location!
We very much enjoyed our stay at Casa Encantada! The location was perfect, short walk to beach and town center. The upstairs hammock was a great feature and used multiple times a day. Also the off street parking was a nice plus. We had a very relaxing vacation!
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Encantada. I also liked the short walk to the town center and seemed to go to town 3 times a day, meeting new people each time. And, like you, I spent many hours relaxing in the upstairs hammock. The off street parking (coachera) is not very common in Sayulita but it sure saves damage to your vehicle and wasted time trying to find parking.
Thank you so much for taking time to write a property review.
Nice Casa Close to Town Square
It is a great Casa that is only a 3 minute walk to town square, maybe 5 minutes to the beach. It was nice and clean for us when we arrived and Nancy was always quick at getting back to us. The only drawback is that it has no pool.
Thank you for writing a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Encantada.
Regarding us not having a pool. Not all the houses have pools and they will definitely advertise if there is a pool at the house. It also depends on what/who you want to use the pool for because many are small "dipping" pools, great for small children but for swimming laps, not adequate. There is also Playa los Muertos, an excellent swimming beach, located up the hill from our house. Easy walking distance or you can also drive.
Enjoyed the house and the amenities, locals, and location. Thanks Pamela
Thank you for taking the time to review my house. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Encantada and Sayulita, "the real Mexico".
We loved Sayulita and our stay at Casa Encantada. The town, main drag, restaurants and beaches are all within an easy 10 minute walk. There is a small market with chips, sodas and snacks just a few steps away, and a cafe just a shot walk away with coffee and bagels and other baked goods. The amenities in the house were perfect for us. The beds are rather comfy and we thoroughly enjoyed spending down time in the palapa and the hammock. The washer and dryer were a huge help, the kitchen is workable, but we barely used it as we ate out mostly. Other reviews mentioned the area being loud, but we found it within normal range, even when sleeping in the palapa. We wish we had booked an entire week here rather than just a few days.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our house. I am so happy you enjoyed the "real" Mexico pueblo life. And the food. In the 9 years we lived there we really enjoyed the great restaurants and although our kitchen has all the amenities we loved going out to eat. I always walked all over Sayulita and miss the warm evenings and the happy friendly people we met on our walks.
Nice but noisy.
The house and the property was as pictured and expected and it was comfortable and lovely. A big drawback for us was the noise of the road, chickens etc. at night.
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I'm glad you enjoyed our house. Regarding the noise, in the pueblo and other places in Mexico, the Mexicans keep chickens and the noisy roosters and this is all over town and also in the larger cities. When we moved there I noticed a rooster would seem to crow for a minute each hour at about 1AM and stop. Another rooster an hour later. I was up at 5 AM watering one morning and saw what was happening and had a good laugh. The roosters were chasing the chickens to breed them. Ear plugs help and I am a very light sleeper. The only way to avoid this noise is staying at an all inclusive resort, but we wanted to live with the locals. Thank you again for your review.
Comfortable and convient home
Nancy, the property manager was very helpful and took us to the property after a one night stay in an apartment in town. The house is comfortable and a convenient walk to town and a 15 minute walk to Playa Los Muertos, a pleasant beach near the local cemetery. Being the dry season the street and area was very dusty, which did get into the house and gardens. The downstairs bedroom is the main room downstairs. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking your freshly caught fish from the local fish market. The upstairs open area is the second bedroom but has no furniture for storing clothes and although there is a bar and stools, a few comfortable chairs would make it a more pleasant area to hang out. The nighttime noise made it difficult to sleep upstairs, multiple dogs barking, chckens squawking, roosters crowing and trucks driving by in the early morning. Bring your earplugs! Also a few extra blankets would make it more comfortable in the cool nights.
The TV in the downstairs bedroom works but only for DVDs so bring your own if you want something to watch.
All in all we had a very pleasant stay despite these few short-comings.
Kai, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Regarding the dust, we paid to cobble the roads but with dirt roads in town, in the winter (no rain), there is dust everywhere. The maid can clean the bar upstairs and in a few minutes there is dust on the bar. I just wiped the bar off when we used it and the dust disappeared off the shiny bar. In the summer the heavy rain keeps the dust down but it is hotter and humid that time of year. The summers are really beautiful. Also, the noise of the roosters, dogs, trucks, loud music, etc is part of staying in a Mexican Pueblo. Ear plugs are a good idea. Kai, also thanks for letting us know we need more blankets. When we lived there and I stayed up stairs for a photo shoot in the winter I wasn't cold but a couple times in the 9 years of winters we lived there it was a really cool night. Also, regarding the TV, it is not hooked up to cable and we had a big library of DVDs but it sounds like they have left our house. DVDs can be bought in Sayulita and are in English and Spanish. We have wifi at the house but you need to bring your own electronics.
Sayulita has an abundance of restaurants ranging from street vendors to fine dining. Very popular surf breaks with board rentals and lessons. Stand-up paddle board and kayak rentals. Also very popular boat trips to fish, snorkel, whale watch and visit the nearby Marieta Islands. Active night life. Several festivals including 12-day celebration Dec. 1-12 of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Sayulita Days in January. Also site of several national and sometimes international surf contests. Great family swimming beach -- Playa de los Muertos -- just south of main beach and a easy 1/2 mile walk from property. Water lover's tropical paradise. Excellent birding, including flocks of colorful orange-fronted parakeets overhead and gossiping in nearby trees. Sea turtle nursery and sanctuary for Olive Ridley and leatherback turtles. Very friendly native and ex-pat community. Bus and cab service to and from Puerto Vallarta and other nearby villages.
If guest cancels, we will clear their dates from our calendar and accept new clients for those dates and refund the homeowner's share of the deposit for any dates resold. Not enough room to mention it under fees and taxes, but the $25 Sunday check-in fee will be added to the computer-generaled quote in addition to the usual $20 personal house greet/key fee. Sunday is a traditional day of rest in Mexico. Also, property manager Nancy Avila can arrange for round-trip airport transportation with a grocery stop at a full service supermarket for $140 USD. This is, of course, optional.