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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Sayulita, for those of you new to the area, is a surfing and fishing village tucked into the edge of the jungle, about 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. It was the paradise we picked after traveling throughout Mexico.
We built our beautiful 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom house, pictured on the cover of my book. It’s a handsome colonial home in the quiet north side of Sayulita, just a 10-minute walk from the life and color of the plaza.
There are restaurants and stores where you can get cold cervezas just down the street from us, too. We’re on the main beach road, 1 block away from the ocean, on the tranquil side. (Sayulita’s main beach can be crowded in high season.)
Our house has two stories inside a secure, corner compound enclosed by a big, hacienda-type wall. Except during High Season, each floor can be rented independently. There's secure private parking within the compound, though one of the charms of the village is that you don't need a car--you can walk everywhere.
The first thing you see upon entering our imposing wrought-iron gates are 2 tall flower-bedecked arches, one of which cascades water into our 30-by-15 pool. There is an enticing thatch-roofed poolhouse with its own bathroom, sink, and mini-fridge.Through the arch is a 'mini-secret garden' behind lush foliage, with a seating area and a corner fountain. There's an outdoor shower near our front gate.
On the ground floor, we have 2 beautifully-appointed bedrooms with queen-sized beds with custom-carved head boards and furniture, each with a private bathroom decorated in hand-made talavera tiles. There's a full tiled kitchen with breakfast bar.
The living/dining great room is open to the garden and pool area, which glows at night from the lanterns along the hacienda wall. There is also an inside den that can be closed off when it's cool for DVD-watching and sofa-loafing .
Our dishes and glassware are colonial Mexican, the doors and windows are of handsome parota wood, and we’ve decorated the house with handicrafts from our trips to the villages surrounding Patzcuaro.
Upstairs is a self-contained apartment with 1 Queen-sized bedroom and 1 very small bedroom with a sink. (It has a double bed.) The 2 bedrooms share a full bath. Plus a living room, kitchen and terrace with two long chaises where you can watch the life of the village and the garden below you. Both sleeping areas have AC.
All bedrooms are air conditioned, though it's not necessary during the winter months.
We also have a spiral staircase to a large roof pavilion, and a seating area where you can take in the sea breezes. You’ll have a view of the village and surrounding mountain and jungle, and a peak through the palms at the nearby ocean. It's surrounded by wrought-iron railings and lanterns.
Other amenities: laundry room with washer-dryer, bed linens, bath and pool/beach towels provided. Cleaning and change of linens & towels scheduled according to your preferences for days and times.
As you probably know if you’ve been scanning these listings, you can stay for 2 weeks and not visit all of Sayulita’s restaurants. There’s a wealth of beach activities, including Sayulita’s own world-class surfing, plus horseback riding, nearby snorkeling, whale-watching, canopy tours, and of course the glitter of Puerto Vallarta 40 minutes away.
See you on the beach!
Barry & Thia Golson
Keywords: Secure, Private Home, 1 Blk from Beach, Gorgeous Pool & Garden
Member since: 2005
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1) All 4 bedrooms are decorated with Mexican craftwork and paintings we collected ourselves. The bed headboards are all hand-carved, and there are wrought-iron breakfast tables and chairs just outside each bedroom. The first 2 BR's are on the ground floor, one on each side of the open-air great room (living, dining, kitchen) with separate bathrooms, steps from the garden and pool. The 3rd is on the upper floor and shares a bathroom with the 4th bedroom, which is very small but has its own sink. All 4 bedrooms have air conditioning and netting (never had to use). ...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Deck / Patio:
Around the pool is a patio: long chaises for sunning and chairs and tables under the palapa for shade. There is a rooftop pavilion for taking in the views and having a margarita at sunset. ...moreless
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Major Holiday Rates: $4000 (weekly only)
50% at booking 50% 1 week before arrival. Deposit is refundable until 30 days before date of arrival.
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Casa Gala viewed from the pool area
Pool, palapa, and aqeduct
The ground floor Great Room (looking toward den)
The Green Bedroom (ground floor)
Cozy den w TV
Living area (upper floor)
From the terrace
Our stretch of beach: one block away!
Yard, garden and pool
Our 'ancient' pool aqueduct
The Blue bedroom (ground floor)
The Green Bath (ground floor)
Stairway to Gala heaven (2nd floor)
Spiral staircase toward rooftop pavilion
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017
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