Stunning modern home located in one of the premier locations, close to fantastic restaurants, shopping, surfing or just sitting at cafes for people watching. Yet the property is just far enough away and totally private to still offer 360 degree view
Casa Brava Sayulita Large one bedroom private guest house with stunning ocean views and private dipping pool. Stunning modern home located in one of the premier locations, close to fantastic restaurants, shopping, surfing or just sitting at cafes for people watching. Yet the property is just far enough away and totally private to still offer 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, unspoiled jungle, and the quaint village of Sayulita. You might not want to leave the crystal clear water of the salt-water dipping pool which seems to flow endlessly into the sea, or you might fall into the hammock or just and read or nap. It's easy to watch the ocean for hours. There is amazing bird watching from the house: the little green parrots, the Black-throated Magpie Jays, Macaws and even Chachalacas ( if you never see one, you'll definitely hear it); these are a few of the 336 species living in the area. Let us arrange for an incredible whale watching tour from December until early March. The tour is led by a research oceanographer who follows their migration patterns up and down the North American coast and knows every whale's name by sight. Hike through the jungle to secluded beaches and picnic before jumping into the surf.
The home was designed by a well known Mexican architect in true contemporary style using concrete and entire walls of glass with wonderful inside/outside living areas. Handcrafted custom Parota wood louvered doors open onto the covered patio, and pool area. Every individual detail was carefully chosen to compliment and enhance the unique and comfortable design, such as the onyx walls, honed granite counters, and custom made furniture. The king sized beds feature 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, and makes a perfect spot to relax and watch one of the 300 DVD titles in the media library. If you can't completely leave the outside world behind, there is WIFI throughout and unlimited calls to the United States and Canada.
The entire level is perfect for couple, but the main house and apartment can also be reserved to accommodate four other people for a total of eight. Full time English speaking manager will answer your questions and help with all of your needs We also provide housekeeping and laundry service. Want to have a private cook come in to prepare Mexican meals some of the time you are there? Or have a masseur set up a table on our terrace for an ocean view massage? These and even private yoga instruction can easily be arranged.
See our mention and reader comments in the May 8 NY Times Design Mag.
Designed with a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of Sayulita, Casa Brava is a bold and stunning contribution to Mexican tropical modern architecture and must be seen and experienced to be truly appreciated. It brings contemporary living into balance with its spectacular tropical setting.
- 1 Bedrooms and 1 Baths (sleeps 2)
- King sized bed with 100% Egyptian cotton high thread count sheets
- A/C in bedroom and ceiling fans throughout
- Full kitchen with stainless appliances, blender, microwave, coffee maker
- Plunge pool and covered view terrace
- DVD player in bedroom with access to 300 titles
- Built-in stereo
- Ocean and Jungle views from every room
- Purified water system throughout the entire house
- High speed WiFi Internet access with unlimited calls to the States and Canada
- 100% cotton towels, and beach towels provided
- 10 minute walk to beach and town (bit more returning uphill)
- Full time English speaking manager and housekeeping staff
- Private chef and masseur available
* Mountain Views
* DVD Player
* Chef Available
* Ocean View
* Stereo/CD Player
* Full Kitchen
* Full Time Staff
* Panoramic View
* Private Pool
* Town View
* DVD Library
* GLBT Friendly
I understand my responsibilities as occupant and accept financial burden for any damages to the property caused by me or any member of my party. I agree to pay the owners for repairs in the event damages are caused by us during our stay, and I agree to pay replacement value for any items which are broken during my stay. The owners are not responsible for accidents or injuries to guests or for loss of money, jewelry or other valuables during their stay. The owners are not responsible for any interruption in electrical service, as this may happen from time to time. While the owners make every effort to ensure that the guests' stay is enjoyable, the owners are not responsible for disturbances beyond their control including, but not limited to, town festivities, construction noise, early morning roosters and tropical storms.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the house.
All guests agree to keep excessive noise to a minimum and be aware and respectful of the neighbors. If you are staying in the main house while the guest unit is occupied by someone else or vice versa, please be considerate of the other people's enjoyment. Loud noise or music is not permitted after 10pm. Under no circumstances may any parties or events take place at the house. The owners take great care to make the house a relaxing place to enjoy while visiting, so to ensure the overall quality and appearance of the property these policies are strictly enforced.
The maximum number of overnight guests allowed is the number of people stated on the reservation. Any increase must be approved prior to arrival and no more than the maximum occupancy for the property will be allowed. No guest may assign this agreement or sublet use of any part of the house.
Check-in is anytime after 4pm
Check-out is at noon. All keys should be returned before leaving. Guests agree to pay $50 for each set of keys not returned.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
I (the Renter) recognize that vacationing at a beach town in Mexico is inherently different than living in or vacationing in the United States or Canada. Accidents may occur for a variety of reasons including but not limited to swimming pools without fences or lifeguards, beaches without lifeguards or swimming danger warnings, bars which will serve liquor to anyone who orders (regardless of age), balconies, windows and stairways without fall protection devices, lack of smooth roads and sidewalks, vacationers' ability to over-indulge and become careless, as well as different codes, laws and traditions for construction, activities and safety, and many other conditions.
I (the Renter) am aware of the risks and I take responsibility for all damages to myself and any member of my party, including those who accompany me or visit any member of my party in the complex. I expressly release from liability all individual owners and landlords, and all other renters and/or occupants of the house I am renting, and owners of other houses in the complexes in and around the location where this rental is located, as well as any agent of the houses, for any damage to me or any member of my party for any reason. I further agree to hold harmless all individual owners and landlords and agents of this rental, for any and all claims arising as a result of my rental of house(s) or property. That is, during the term of my rental I agree to accept full legal responsibility for all damages to myself and to all members of my party and to all guests of myself and members of my party.
I understand that this waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law, and agree that if any portion is held invalid, the remainder of the waiver will continue to be in full legal force and effect. I further agree that the venue for any legal proceedings shall be via arbitration in the state of Nayarit, Mexico, and in no other venue.
I affirm that I am of legal age and freely agreeing to this agreement. I have read this form as well as the rules of occupancy, and fully understand that by signing this form, I am giving up legal rights and/or remedies which may be available to me for the negligence of the owner(s), landlord(s) or other agents or parties listed above.
Great place to stay in a great city. This was our first spot we got to for our honeymoon after being wed in Puerto Vallarta. The property manager was very helpful whenever we needed, the information we gained from the guest book available in the suite was invaluable. Felipe (the property manager) showed us the main house while he was doing some maintenance on it and it looks great! The only negative thing I can say is the taxis charged more to drive up the hill; on arrival it was raining, and the cab was unable to make it up the cobblestone road. A bit of a hike with luggage. The hill could be trouble for some, though not a knock on the house itself, just the location, but it's the hill that gives the view! The main suite has the best views, but there were good views from our suite also. Thanks Dale and company, you were very good with communicating with us prior to our trip, and the information you supplied... Also the bottle of tequila upon arrival!
As advertised. Beautiful spot. We will likely be back.
Now this is is a review that I totally appreciate. Returning vacationers immediately get thrown back into their life/work/the time-suck. Who has time to leave a full review? (I still enjoy those long glowing reviews, don't get me wrong here.) However, your modern take on the contemporary Haiku more than says it beautifully......
we'll likely be back
Gotta love it.
We arrived easily to Sayulita with a rented car and were greeted by Dale's local manager, Felipe. The casita was even more beautiful than we imagined. As we settled in, we found only pleasant surprises. We ended up making friends with the guests in the casita above us, who were very outgoing. Fortunately the building left us both the privacy we wanted and the opportunity to socialize. As well, at our request, Felipe's wife prepared a wonderful meal for us one evening.
Note that the road to the casita is as dark and steep as Dale says it is. A headlamp or flashlight is required packing but none of this was a problem for us and only added to the charm. As private as you can get this close to town!
Dale also provides extremely detailed information on the restaurants and other surroundings, I felt like we had the local perspective. I highly recommend Dale's casita and Sayulita.
We stayed in the one bedroom apartment with the dipping pool and it was a lovely pied-a-terre for Sayulita. A ten minute walk away from the thick of things makes one feel far enough away to have a wonderful getaway. If you have a car it's the perfect base to explore the Nayarit coast to as far up as Tepic and San Blas. The caretaker and his wife are very helpful (she's a fabulous cook as well - her vegetarian chile rellenos were possibly the best we've had in Mexico). Thank you Dale for a lovely experience!
This review is long overdue, but now that I have time, it's important that I express how amazing this place is and how great Dale is in accommodating his guests. The caretaker of the property is great, too.
Everything from the giant windows that open up to a jungle-like view towards the Pacific to the private patio with a table, hammock, and private dipping pool overlooking town and the beach is just perfect. The place was very clean and there is a great kitchen for cooking, if you'd rather not go into town.
The hill up to Casa Brava is steep, but it's walkable. Admittedly, we usually just took a cab back from town, though.
The place really provides a feeling of luxury but blends into the local atmosphere and hillside perfectly. Great architecture.
It's perfect for a couple. We loved our first trip to Sayulita and the magic of Casa Brava really had a lot to do with that. We hope to make it back there as soon as possible! Highly recommend this one-bedroom unit and the studio unit downstairs that we stayed in for a few days before this one opened up. And, we saw the top unit, which is even more amazing.
You should stay here!
Casa Brava deserves 5 stars, without question.
Beyond being convenient and spotless, it is a stunning architectural space with a magnificent view. The staff is friendly and available to answer / assist with any possible needs you may have, and the owner is responsive and accountable.
My partner and I were blown away when we woke up our first morning and saw the view. The hammock and pool are awesome after a day at the beach (about a 10 minute walk from your door).
Sayulita is a lovely town with tons of sincerity and charm. Good food, friendly people, fun surf.
Honestly, Casa Brava is incredible. We couldn't have imagined a more romantic place to call home for five days. It far exceeded our wildest expectations.
We immediately fell in love with Sayulita and Casa Brava. The Guest House is airy, spacious, and modern, and provided a welcome respite after days spent on the beach in the hot sun.
The views are spectacular, and there are a lot of little touches in the apartment to enhance your stay such as hammocks, ceiling fans, and the small dipping pool. Felipe and Susana will take good care of you and you will be greeted with a giant bottle of tequila and snacks.
It is a bit of a journey to town/beaches due to the Casa's location at the top of a steep, windy, cobblestone road, but we did fine walking most of the time. We did tend to grab a taxi at the town plaza when returning to the house in the afternoon as that was the hottest time of day. We never regretted spending the 50 pesos on a cab!
Overall, this is a very special place to stay in Sayulita and we would highly recommend it.
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