Beach Town Escape to Nature!

Apartment - Private room · Av Revolucion, Sayulita, Nayarit 63734, Mexico

The Space

With free high-speed Wifi internet, many other amenities and necessities provided, nicely furnished and decorated, private and secure, "Beach Town Escape to Nature!" ("Casita Musica") offers the BEST RATES and VALUE for the money in Sayulita!

Hosts pride themselves on offering the best value, caring service and the best experience possible for your vacation. It's our goal!!!

Everyone enjoys their stay here!

A charming 10-15 easy amble south through the village (the walk is FLAT with NO HILLS!) takes you from Sayulita’s bustling plaza, late-night nightclub noise and beach scene (and famous surf break!), to the green, clean and much cooler (five degrees cooler) south side of town. The peace and tranquility of the area is like a huge sigh of relief!

CASITA MUSICA (Little Music House) is a tastefully-decorated ground-level one-bedroom studio apartment with full kitchen, private tiled bathroom and good-sized private garden patio, with a traditional tile roof, for outside enjoyment. The kitchen has everything you need for making and enjoying your eat-in meals. Tranquil nature area. Abundant flower and fruit trees.

Listen to the birds in the morning! Enjoy cooling valley breezes in the early evening. Guests have the option of using two other communal patio areas. If guests staying in the second-floor suite are amenable, Casita Musica guests can watch glorious sunsets with great jungle views from the finished third-floor roof area! And, a second larger ground-level patio, also with a traditional tile roof, is available as an extra bonus for guest's enjoyment.

Custom artistic and traditional Mexican features throughout. Furniture includes a double-sized or "matrimonial" bed with charming traditionally-carved wooden headboard, a table and 2 chairs for eating or internet use, a small closet, dresser and large, overstuffed comfy chair. There is abundant hot water for long, relaxing showers. Ornate security windows and doors bring in much light and help catch the cool breezes.

The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, refrigerator, dishes, flatware, coffee maker, tea kettle, and everything else you might need for you stay. The bathroom is an ample 2 meter by 2 meters with a fully-tiled shower that can double as a bathtub.

Reliable HIGH SPEED Wifi INTERNET for 24/7 use by guests! Please note, however, that Apple-based devices - especially I-Pads and I-Phones - have difficulty picking up a strong signal.

This is a very private, quiet (except for occasional outbursts by the neighbor's rooster), very tranquil and relaxing environment. And it is secure with the entire perimeter walled and gated for added security and privacy, softened by beautiful tropical plants and trees. Keyed entrance. Ample parking for those with vehicles. THERE IS NO BUSTLING PLAZA OR NIGHT CLUB NOISE!!! only natural, ambient sounds of nature and the occasional car going by.

Great location for surfing all areas along the coast and walking jungle trails leading to secluded beaches. The nearest beach, called Patzcuarito, is a beautiful ten-to-fifteen minute walk. Near-by jungle paths connect to all the secluded coves and beaches and are an alternative nature-walk route to town. 30 minute drive to Puerto Vallarta and all points north along the Riviera Nayarit coast.

Enjoy Sayulita's fine restaurants, unique jewelry made by local artisans, colorful boutiques, lively nightlife with live music, horseback, snorkeling, fishing, boating and hiking tours and activities.

Knowledgeable, local hosts are well-known for their attention to detail and solution-based, free concierge service. They are happy to connect guests to needed services and offer suggestions about how to navigate various details of life here. The goal is that guests have the best possible vacation!

Hosts help with transportation questions and with every aspect of a guest's arrival so that is low-to-no stress and problem free. It's easy to catch the green and white "Compostela" bus (right across from the airport using the handy pedestrian bridge) which then drops you on the north-side of town with only a short walk to Sayulita's main plaza.

Hosts arrange to meet guests at favorite plaza-area restaurants - CARMELITA'S or MONCHIS during Happy Hour (for late afternoon or evening arrivals) or CHOCOBANANA (for morning to early afternoon arrivals) - to pick you and your luggage up after your fun bus ride through the lush jungle.

Hosts provide - TOWELS, SHEETS, BLANKETS, PURIFIED WATER (for drinking, use in cooking, and brushing teeth), KITCHEN SOAP, BATHROOM SOAP, TOILET PAPER. The following items are provided ON REQUEST - more detailed CONCIERGE SERVICE, NATURAL BUG REPELLENT (or anti-mosquito spirals), FIRST AID or connecting guests to medical ASSISTANCE, A SOFTER MATTRESS (if firm isn't your style) and MAID SERVICE. Beach towels and flashlights (helpful for the nighttime) are not provided.

LOW SEASON (June-October) LONG-TERM MONTHLY RATES NEGOTIABLE, PLEASE INQUIRE!!!! (Purified water, soap, toilet paper not provided for long-term rentals).

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $280 /week
Monthly Price: $900 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a wonderful time staying with L.A. and Martin! They are great hosts and the space is awesome! Its about a 15 minute walk to town which we enjoyed a lot! Its nice to get in some exercise when you are laying around eating and drinking margis all day! I noticed some people who left feedback complaining about the walk. They are being wimpy! If you enjoy moving your legs and seeing the terrain pass you by, this is your spot! The night time walks home were my favorite! The sky and all the stars are incredible! We never once felt unsafe! One thing for the night time walks: bring a flashlight or a reflector so the passing cars can see you.

    L.A. and Martin are very plugged into the social scene in Sayulita! They even got us a gig (were in an acoustic band called Solvents: words, guitar, violin, vocals, check us out!) at the local farmers market, which was hot! They also took us to a cool open mic in San Pancho...this turned out to be a great way to meet people. If you are a musician and or poet and want to preform, L.A. and Martin might be able to help! They were also super cool about us practicing and listening to rock n roll!

    The room/house itself is perfect! Its very simple, functional, and cozy. Its also very close to this road that leads down to this beautiful, empty beach! So incredible! Its a groovy walk through the jungle! We saw lizards, huge palms and beautiful birds. Not a soul on the sand. You couldn't ask for anything better!

    All and all, we had a very swell time. We loved the vibe. It was super cool and we are already planning on returning!

    March 2014
  • LA and Martins property is rustic and for the adventurer, as we are. The studio included all that we needed for kitchen and bathroom. The walk to and from town, was a little inconvenient, but was fine for us. I certainly don't recommend renting a car as you can rent golf carts in town for part or all of your stay. You can even rent a car in Sayulita for an extended day tour to another village. LA and Martin were very accommodating for us, picking us up in their charming beatup Toyota (part of the Sayulita vibe) and a local restaurant when we arrived on the bus and giving us a ride back to the bus stop on our way back to PV. They gave us excellent advice on exploring the area that you won't find in tour guides, local music, good places to eat, etc. We absolutely loved the jungle hikes and hidden beaches at sunset.

    March 2014
  • We arrived on Saturday and found a rather musty place with the second "bedroom" located on the roof accessed by a metal spiral staircase. The toilet didn't work and we had to keep throwing jugs of water down it. Sunday morning at 7:00 am we woke to the sound of jackhammers right next door. The owners said that they would try to get a plumber on Monday. Unable to face another day(minimum) without a toilet, we fled. This was not the tranquil jungle retreat we had envisioned so our advice is to read the cancellation terms carefully.

    February 2014
    L.A. And Martin
    Response from L.A. And Martin:

    These guests did not read or familiarize themselves with the actual listing, what to expect, house rules, etc.. Despite requests, they did not provide an ETA and just showed up when they pleased. Upon arrival, they seemed to expect that an additional room, which is unavailable and not part of the listing, would be immediately prepared for them. A simple problem with a faulty toilet handle which could not be replaced until Monday and which was workable until then, somehow ended up with water spewing everywhere, for which they were somehow not responsible. Additionally, the attitude was that we, their conciliatory hosts, were somehow their servants. Very unpleasant experience. We are a very good VALUE, clean, responsive and caring budget accommodation, offering private rooms with private bathrooms AND kitchens for less than Hostel prices and, here, it is often much more quiet and tranquil than many in-town accommodations for twice the amount..

  • L.A. and Martin are great! They were both very sweet and hospitable. Their house is a pleasant 15-minute walk from town. We bought fresh tortillas on our walk back to their place everyday, which was a plus. They even took us out on the town a couple times and introduced us to some great local music. And Martin makes some amazing salsa, which they sell at the farmers' market on Fridays -- another cool thing to check out in Sayulita. We loved staying with them and would absolutely recommend it to anyone.

    January 2014
  • Staying at LA and Martin’s place was a great way to experience Sayulita without all the craziness that can sometimes be found right in town. We were there during a big festival, with nightly parades around the streets, fireworks, and other loud booming noises. Luckily, we heard none of this from our apartment.

    We really enjoyed LA & Martin as company, too—very personable, engaging, and fun. On their advice, we checked out the neighboring San Pancho (much slower than Sayulita), plus we caught their weekly poetry readings at an Open Mic night. LA also connected me with a fantastic local hiking company.

    There are a few things to note if you decide to stay out here:

    1) The walk is about 15 minutes to the town square, which was never a problem, and we never felt unsafe. Bring a flashlight for the walk back at night. Taxis will charge you a bit more since you are technically out of town, but it’s a small price to pay, though we never did it (at least not from town). You’re actually quite close to the Haramara Retreat and Playa Escondida Hotel, as well as Caracitos Beach—much closer than if you were in town and these are all beautiful areas.

    2) As others have mentioned, there are a few mattresses there. We found them to be soft, firm, and super firm. Make your choice accordingly. :)

    3) You’re in the jungle, so you might see wasps, geckos, and spiders, but it’s rare to see anything truly dangerous (and the geckos usually leave quickly)—Martin was only too happy to come take care of anything we did find.

    4) As others have mentioned, the neighbor’s rooster loves to make noise late into the evening and very early in the morning. We got fairly used to the noise after a few days, but you’ll definitely want to bring earplugs.

    Overall, we’re really glad we spent our time at this place. It was also cool to discover that Martin makes and sells salsas (about 10 different kinds—and the spicy is *spicy*!) at the Friday market, and LA oversees the musical performances there.

    Definitely give this place a look if you’re staying in Sayulita. Plus, it looks like there’s a new development going in, so book this place while it’s still truly quiet out there!

    December 2013
  • LA and Martin are great hosts and have a very cute, comfortable home with a rustic feel, a 2-minute drive outside of Sayulita proper. Our room was as described. It's a perfect spot for seasoned travelers who are looking for a peaceful spot close to nature. (Speaking of nature, there are some roosters so do bring earplugs.) The wi-fi works, the kitchen is well equipped, the room was surprisingly relatively cool even during the day, and the hosts are very accommodating and helpful. We'd love to stay here again.

    November 2013
  • Cute little rustic place in Sayulita. A great value for anyone looking for a spot to crash for a bit while enjoying this fun little town. LA and Martin are so much fun. A really great couple that certainly like to entertain and meet new people. We met up town for happy hour and they drove me out to their place, which is an easy walk to town.
    A humble little abode to relax, read and recoup if you like.
    I walked to town and the beaches several times a day, the Los Muertos Playa is my favorite, quieter, more shade, and a better place to swim. Great getaway. Great hosts:)

    May 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay with Leslie and Martin! From sharing some margaritas upon first meeting, dancing on the beach at Cumbia together, trying some local riziella and horseback riding with Martin, we felt very welcomed to Sayulita by the pair.
    We enjoyed staying in their home, while a bit of a walk from the action of things it was nice to escape the busy town at times to relax. The dirt road by their home leads to some great mostly private beaches too! It's true, the chickens can get loud so bring some earplugs if you like to sleep in.
    Wonderful to have some first hand local knowledge for our first time in Sayulita and free fresh drinking water too, thanks for a wonderful stay!

    May 2013
  • We had a great time at Leslie's place in Sayulita. She gave us good directions on how to take the local bus from Puerto Vallarta to the little town just north of it. From the Sayulita bus station we walked to the center where she picked us up and brought us to her place. It's a bit outside town, you need to walk 10mins or take a cab for town visits from there.
    The place is clean, had everything we need, even a little fridge and kitchen stove. Leslie and Martin tried to point us to good places close by, they made a great effort to accommodate us. We liked also their rooftop which provided a great view on clear days to a ton of stars you just wouldn't see in a city. Overall we would recommend the place again.

    April 2013
  • The Great Beach Town Escape was just that, an escape from the hubub of busy Sayulita to the tranquility of a tropical ,rural setting Light, warm winds made the rooftop deck a welcome place to watch colourful birds, listen to the cacophony of jungle sounds and relax with a good book.The walk from the beach was a great way to build up an appetite to enjoy the fresh fish and shrimp available in town and cooked in our own kitchen.L.A. and Martin were very welcoming and hospitable and a wonderful source of local knowledge. Thanks for the real Mexican getaway. Martin and Joanne

    March 2013
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We are a bi-cultural couple who live on the premises. We are both easy-going and personable people, with a passion for interesting and kind people who treat others kindly, for the lively and friendly exchange of ideas and for engaging discussions on all topics (or, alternately, silence is also good). Our motto: All travelers are welcome!. Other passions are travel (spontaneous road trips!), the beach, nature in general, philosophy, good food (luscious tropical fruit and seafood), GOOD FRIENDS and the arts – visual art, music, dancing and poetry. Our strong beliefs are that similarities and the connections between people are much greater than any differences. Travel is the universal teacher and the universal equalizer. Favorite television shows are International House Hunters, intelligent crime dramas, boxing, wrestling and irreverent comedy. High quality films (with or without subtitles) - always good! Music – all music with Latin-based rhythms (Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue), Reggae, European-based Classical music (especially from the Baroque era), music from the Mexican Romantic Ballad tradition, Contemporary and Experimental (Phillip Glass, Electronic), Intense or Ballad-based Rock 'n Roll (Queens of the Stone Age, Leonard Cohen) - in short, ANY music, if it's good. We are here to facilitate the best possible vacation any guest could have!
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