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Hidden Jewel in an Enchanted Setting/ Jungle/Ocean Views/Easy walk to beach/town

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, close to Beach, easy 10 minute walk to town

Casa Maravilla - loosely translated as 'Wonderful House'. And it is. It's a circular design with surprises at every view. This shady, private is perfect for bird-watching. A perfect location and just a block and a half from the beach and a 10 minute walk to the center of Sayulita.

“Casa Maravilla was a magical gem. Our family came to Sayulita to relax, celebrate, and enjoy family time together, and this home and town did it all for us. We celebrated our daughter’s first birthday here, and our son turned into the number one beach explorer. My wife relaxed and read, while I surfed. Everyone from Marcos to Lupe to Mitch made our trip so enjoyable. Can’t wait to return.”

'We came to Sayulita for a wedding and were the envy of all our friends once they saw our amazing accommodations. This place is wonderful.' Tim – Winnepeg, Canada

'We loved the house and location. Perfect really. Love the curvy design - pleasant breezes in every room. What wonderful architecture. And loved the mornings on the roof deck watching all the birds. Such a special home.” Ginny - San Mateo, CA

House specifics:

The lowest level is entered separately from the rest of the house and has an air conditioned bedroom (a king bed that may be converted for use as two twins), with a half bath in the utility area. To enter the main levels of the house, there is a half flight of exterior stairs that leads to the main level entry.

The main level consists of the main house entry hall, two large air-conditioned bedrooms and one bathroom - great shower - no tub. One bedroom has a double bed and the somewhat larger one has a king that can be converted to make two twins. Both bedrooms have generous work spaces for writing your next novel, etc. A portacrib is also provided for a little one. (Our house limit is 6 people + 1 small child.)

Up a flight of stairs is the living/dining/kitchen area. There is dining for 10 at the two tables, a well appointed kitchen, two couches and a nice full bathroom with shower. Also on this level is a terrace with a view of the ocean over the coconut palms. The house design is pretty amazing - it's shady, cool, and breezy - and ceiling fans are everywhere, in addition to the air conditioned bedrooms.

Then on the rooftop floor is a living area with really large banca, additional dining, a water closet in the pool pump room, and a small pool. All of this is covered by a beautiful and dramatic palapa. Night times are especially magical up on the roof. The pool’s about chest high - 10 or so in diameter - and great for relaxing, cooling off in the Summer, and whatever. The views on this level are pretty terrific - jungle, ocean, lovely neighborhood, etc.

'Que Bonita! Our first trip to Sayulita won’t be our last and I know where we’ll be staying from now on – Casa Maravilla has it all: pool, shade, quiet, hidden in the trees, great views and a wonderful rooftop palapa.' Pat, Sarah, and Little Liana. Boise Idaho.

“This house is so comfortable an beautiful. Everyone connected with it has been completely helpful and friendly. Would definitely return – actually – why am I leaving??”

'What a fabulous vacation. Thank you for opening your house to us. We had many wonderful meals in the kitchen, and many lazy afternoons by the pool. It was exciting to watch our little girl learn to swim in the pool…After a night out on the town it was so wonderful to come back to your comfortable home.' Mel, Jair, and Nova - British Columbia, Canada

'Great vacation spot! What a beautiful house! Michael, you have a jewel here! We have seen such a variety of wildlife, and such a tranquil spot with great food. This place definitely rates a return visit. Thanks for a memory.' Pete and Sue – CA

“Casa Maravilla was the perfect place for our first trip to Sayulita. We loved the bird watching from the dining table. Our baby learned many new words and bird calls thank to the abundant wildlife (caw, caw). Exploring Sayulita was so much fun!! Playa de los Muertos was peaceful and relaxing, and the beaches on the North end were simply stunning. Much thanks to Lupe and Mitch for making this a stress-free vacation. We can’t wait to return!”

House Features:

- 10 minute level walk from town center with many wonderful restaurants/shopping.

- A block and a half from the beach

- Rooftop palapa with dipping pool

- Beautiful private setting and grounds

- Great beds and bedding

- Decorated with handmade native furnishings and art

- Shady and cool - ceiling fans everywhere

- Air conditioned bedrooms

- Fully equipped kitchen

- Baby portacrib

- Umbrella and chairs for beach

- Gated, off-street parking

- Light Maid service every day except Sundays and Holidays

- Washer and Dryer

- Wireless Internet in main areas of house

- Safe for valuables

- Local Manager

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Michael

Retired filmmaker.

Why Michael chose Sayulita

Great location. Easy 10 minute walk to town and 1.5 blocks from Beach.

What makes this house unique

Circular design and surrounded by trees provide wonderful breezes.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a perfect name for this beautiful house. Had a great time. Thanks
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Sayulita, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , In pool pump room on rooftop palapa floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Toilet/sink in utility room. Shower is cold water only.
  • 2 full baths with showers; half bath with outdoor shower; palapa/pool level toilet and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , With desk area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King which can be converted to 2 twins, large desk area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King which can be converted to 2 twins. Large desk area
  • Master Bedroom and lowest level bedroom can be King or 2 Twins; bedroom adjacent to master has a double bed and desk area; Portable/folding baby cot (similar to Grayco PlaynPack).
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Whale Watching, Turtle Release, Surfing, Yoga, great local restaurants and shopping.


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Hidden Jewel in an Enchanted Setting/ Jungle/Ocean Views/Easy walk to beach/town
average rating of 4.714286 based on 20 reviews

Unique gem of a house

  • 5 of 5

Loved the artsy vibe of the house and the top floor palapa with a small pool. It was lovely to take a dip in the heat of the day and then siesta in the hammock. We had a great family vacation.

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home!

  • 4 of 5

Such a great atmosphere and location. It's about a 10 minute walk into town. There is a school right next to the property, so the chance of being woken up by kiddos playing outside is pretty high. Aside from that the neighborhood is pretty quiet. There are a several incredible restaurants nearby.

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco

Relaxing and wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and house, thoughtfully decorated and well-kept, walkable to the beach and downtown, and a wonderful palapa to lounge in. Someone also comes daily to do the dishes and clean the house. The house also has all the amenities you can think of for a perfect day on the beach - umbrellas, boogie boards, towels. We also felt very safe staying here. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we wanted in a vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Super cool house with unique architecture, wonderful views and every comfort of home that we could ask for. The home was equipped with fantastic bedding and furniture, quality kitchen amenities, very inviting decor, and a wonderful location. Making the reservations was easy and the owners and the property manager attended to all our needs and answered all our questions. We had a fantastic time in Sayulita and would recommend visiting this location and staying at Casa Maravilla to anyone (unless you have trouble with steps, the house is four story). We particularly enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and short walk to the beach, restaurants and small markets where we could buy sundries. We really appreciated the high quality bedding, towels, decor, kitchen equipment, purified water, and the stunning views and nature watching from the top floor.

  • Submitted: 14-Dec-2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Unique Casa

  • 4 of 5

The casa itself is built right into a tree which is really fantastic. The sounds of the jungle combined with the crashing waves produces a fantastic night symphony! We were there for a girls getaway. The home was very clean and everyone involved including owner, property manager and housekeeper were friendly, helpful and welcoming. All of Michaels restaurant recommendations were fantastic. It really helped us narrow down the "must eat at" places. Location was great. My only other comment is that we felt the top level, BBQ and wading pool were smaller than we expected and we didnt feel comfortable staying in the lower level room alone so we all stayed in main house. We really enjoyed our time at Casa Maravilla. Sayulita is truly magical.

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great comments! You were great to work with too! And while we’re not literally built into a tree, we do have an amazing giant fig tree with a large palm growing through the trunk. It shades much of the house and property. Regarding the size of the rooftop deck, it is circular in form and is over 800 sq. ft. The pool is 4 feet deep and about 12 feet by 12 feet. Great for conversations, drinks, cooling off on hot days – and perfect for children. Regarding the lower level bedroom with its own entrance, it’s as safe as the upper level with lockable steel windows and doors. Our property is completely walled, security fenced, and gated. While we’ve never had a single incident on our property, we’ll be sure that our manager gives our renters a key to lock the entrance gate if one feels the need.
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United States

Maravilla means "amazing", and it is

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a safe, laid back seaside village with a nice beach, some good food & no high rises. Sayulita exceeded our expectations. Part of what made our trip so absolutely perfect was our stay at Casa Maravilla. It's really not quite like anything else in town. The rooftop was perfect for late afternoon cocktails, or just a lazy nap. Bedrooms were spacious, private, and quiet. The house is nicely furnished, comfortable & relaxing. Enough different living areas for everyone to "do their own thing."

It's a very short walk into the center of town, either along the beach or on the road. There is always something to see. Whether you want to explore, hike, surf, swim, dine, or just hang out & read a book, this is a great spot to hang your hat. I highly recommend Casa Maravilla to all travelers bound for Sayulita. It's very well priced for such a charming house.

  • Submitted: 13-Oct-2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Car: not necessary

Surfing, Whale Watching, Turtle Release, Yoga, Spanish Lessons. Charming mountainside village on Pacific Ocean. Many small shops with local handcrafts. Great restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Sayulita, Mexican Riviera

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Jun 1 2018 - Oct 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Oct 15 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Price includes light maid service every day except Sunday and Holidays
Preference is Saturday to Saturday requests from February - mid-April
Dec 23 -March cannot accommodate a Sunday check out

No smoking. No pets.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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