Close-in but worlds apart, this arts-focused, classy yet rustic, hand-made, two-floor SUITE offers tree-top nature views, valley breezes, star gazing, tranquility and a healthy dose of what Sayulita is all about! Funky and chic, surrounded by green, many flowering trees, 2nd-floor roofed terrace, large outdoor kitchen, walking distance to the area's best secluded beaches, 15-20 minute flat walk to town. With two large bedrooms on the 2nd floor and a large 3rd-floor dormitory, sleeps up to 8.
NEWLY improved and beautified with new landscaping, additional features and an on-site care-taker.
Our close-in, yet world's apart Rustic/Chic 2-Floor Suite can accommodate a single person, a couple, or a large party. It offers you a relaxing vacation that is the BEST of BOTH WORLDS. Transported from Sayulita’s bustling Plaza 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!
Located south of the village, it's a 15-20 minute walk heading south on the Sayulita's main (cobblestone) road, Av. Revolucion. The area's most beautiful and hidden beaches Playas Patzcuarito, Carracitos, Escondida and Los Muertos are very near by making walking to town, the "back way," through Villa Amor resort and along the Sayulita Bay. an easy and beautiful option.
Artistically furnished and decorated, private and secure, the Art/Nature Retreat offers great better than Hostel rates year round with two large and secure private bedrooms, a huge roofed terrace with full kitchen, a very large 3rd floor open-air dormitory/fun room and great views. Large rooms and various secluded areas provide generous amounts of privacy for even large parties.
The Art/Nature Retreat is a unique bi-level private suite - comprised of BOTH the second and third floors - which can easily accommodate a large group. Going up a private staircase with gated entryway, the second-floor features two private 13 ft, x 13 ft. enclosed one-bedroom apartments, we call casitas, with a shared en-suite bathroom in between. Locks on both sides of both bathroom doors provide privacy and security for both apartments. The bedrooms are large enough to accommodate a table and set of chairs in each, wardrobes, end tables and a full-sized bed in each with plenty of extra room to spread out.
Both apartments - named Casita Teatro to the right and Casita Danza to the left - open out onto the charming roofed 13 ft. x 30 ft. second-floor terrace - combined living room and dining room - with amazing tree-level jungle views from which you can watch all the bird and butterfly activity. The fully-equipped outdoor kitchen features a 6-burner stove with oven and has everything you need for making and enjoying your eat-in meals.
A true art/nature-area retreat and truly a little gem! This second-floor open-air terrace is a favorite spot for so many of our guests! When you are not at the beach or enjoying plaza-area diversions, the terrace is where you will want to spend your time relaxing, reading, talking or just enjoying the amazing natural ambiance. It's a fact! The deep valley cross breezes - wafting across the terrace and through the bedroom apartment - keep it 5-10 degrees COOLER, than areas closer to the plaza! High speed ceiling fans help, also.
The entire suite is nicely decorated and furnished with charming traditionally-Mexican and many "custom" features. Many built-in architectural nooks amplify the space, creating natural "conversation areas" throughout. Each area has its own specific view and visual aspect to enjoy. Discover your favorite area!
Each Casita offer many custom and artistic features throughout including an interior sloped tile roof, as an architectural accent, and a shell and ocean-rock decorative shower in the private 2 meter by 2 meter (6 and 1/2 by 6 and 1/2 ft.) bathroom. There is abundant hot water for long, relaxing showers.
Each features a double or "matrimonial"-size bed and is large enough to add a single/individual-size bed inside, if there is a need. The patio features a futon couch which can also be used as a bed.
Furniture includes the double bed with decorative carved headboard, a large wooden wardrobe/dresser, a table with four chairs, for inside-the-bedroom dining (or internet use), and a nightstand. Ornate security windows and doors bring in much light and help catch the cooling valley breezes. Frosted, leaf-patterned glass adds privacy and adds to the charm!
Traveling up a charming spiral staircase, is the entire roofed third floor area with stunning, above-the-tree-level panoramic views. This is an ample 20 ft. x 26 ft multi-purpose mostly open-air apartment, but which also is divided into partially-walled areas, with beds situated strategically to accommodate many. With several additional beds available, the entire bi-level suite can easily sleep 6-8 people.
The property is protected and secure with the entire perimeter walled and gated for added security and privacy. The front gate includes a door for your separate keyed entrance. Additionally, exclusively for Suite guests is a second gate (with lock and key) at the top of the private stairs/entrance to the 2-floor Suite which ensures added privacy/security for guests.
PLEASE NOTE: Hosts reasonable rates are lower due to the slight distance from town (a 15-20 minute walk) than many closer-to-town rentals, but the walk is easy and straight and has NO HILLS as do many "higher rate" North-Side rentals.
Hosts are responsive to whether guests prefer interaction or privacy.
During High Season - November - April - hosts are on-site and available to answer guest's questions, offer information and introduce them to the unique aspects of Sayulita. During Low Season May - October - hosts provide a key/lock box self check-in and there is a caretaker next door available to help with needed situations.
When on premises, there is a bell by our front entrance door so we can help answer questions, if guests need more purified water or towels or to just chat.
Taxis ride to and from the town Centro can be easily arranged, in person, with the set fare being 60 pesos.
RATES VARY ACCORDING TO SEASON:
HOLIDAY SEASON apply from December-January.
HIGH SEASON RATES apply in November and from February- May.
LOW SEASON RATES apply from June through October.
MONTHLY LOW SEASON RATES are NEGOTIABLE, PLEASE INQUIRE!!!!
HOSTS PROVIDE - towels, sheets, blankets, mosquito nets, (if needed), stand fans (additional to attached ceiling fans), reading lamps, PURIFIED WATER (for drinking, use in cooking, and recommended for brushing teeth), plenty of hot water for long, relaxing showers, a fully stocked kitchen (ask for additional items, if needed), and hosts help with first aid or assistance, help with ordering taxis anytime and with free concierge service.
There is RELIABLE, 24/7 WIFI - HIGH SPEED INTERNET!!!!
*Please note, although water and electricity services have improved over the years and outages rarely happen, hosts are NOT responsible for these public service outages. Thank you.
Guests have access to both the 2nd patio and the entire 3rd floor which doubles as a dormitory or hang-out space.
There is abundant free and secure parking for those who drive or rent vehicles! Golf Carts and scooters are available to rent at various locations in tonw.
ARRIVAL: Knowledgeable local Taxi Drivers know the way here and can bring you and your luggage right to the door, for a nominal 60 pesos fare after your fun bus ride through the lush jungle. Taxis are located near to the Compostela bus stop in Sayulita and in the central Plaza.
The Suite's best "HIDDEN SECRET" is direct access to three of the area's most stunning SECLUDED BEACHES - Patzcuarito, Carricitos and Los Muertos.
Guests often prefer going to the Plaza/Main beach the "back way" vis a vis this beautiful nature walk which winds through the cemetery and along the bay through Villa Amor. If walking on the paved roads into town doesn't appeal, this great option certainly will!
Also, PLEASE NOTE, for those who prefer to walk on the paved roads to and from the Plaza/Main beaches, for added safety there is a below-grade foot path which runs alongside the brief stretch of the Punta de Mita that many guests prefer to use.
Sayulita is a breezy 30-45 minute bus ride from the airport. Getting here from the airport could not be easier! Just use the pedestrian stairs/bridge to the left of the airport exit doors.
The bus stop for the Sayulita Compostela bus is right at the bottom of the stairs on the other side of the highway. The fare is about $40 pesos each. It runs about every 20 min. so the wait is never that long. Or, there are many rental car options available right at the airport.
After your fun bus ride through the lush jungle, it's a short walk to Sayulita's main plaza, past north-side shops and over the bridge, towards the town hub and activity. Or, any local Taxi can deliver you straight to the door.
Hosts have many recommendations for transportation needs. Golf carts and scooters are available. Several rental car agencies are now located in Sayulita and provide a variety of options and pricing for your stay.
Interaction with guests
Once you arrive in Sayulita, we have an arrangement with Plaza Taxi drivers to bring you straight here for the fare of 60 pesos.
When on premises, knowledgeable and helpful hosts can help connect guests to any service or activity a guest would want.
Restaurants? We know them all. Services? Just ask. Bargains? We will hook you up and help get you what you need at a good and fair price. We will call a Taxi for you, shuttle you back and forth to town if we are going that way, take you to the Farmacia or Centro de Salud (health center) if you need, find that specialty item for you, hook you up to the best cruise deals, tell you which is the best fruteria, carneceria, smoothie bars, markets, hikes, horseback rides, cruise of the bay.
We appreciate our guests and deeply respect that it's their vacation. As some guests prefer privacy and others company, hosts are happy to accommodate guests' preferences to interact or not to whatever comfort level or preference each guest prefers.
When on premises, hosts live on-site in the lower, first-floor bungalow. Just ring the bell by the door, if the door is not already open, and we are happy to answer questions and honor requests for additional items (a road atlas, for example) or services. If you don't ask, we cannot know what you are missing to help make your vacation the best.
Other things to note
During High Season - November through April - hosts recommend visiting the local, amazing El Mercado del Pueblo, the open air Organic Farmers and Artisan market, every Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Both hosts are poets who sometimes perform or read their work for special events. We are happy to let guests know if any of these events are scheduled during their stay.
Basic rules. Good communication, integrity, mutual respect, and tolerance for differences regarding a developing area in a foreign country. Hosts are caring, but cannot make Mexico "not Mexico" for guests.
1 - Read the listing to know what to expect. NO REFUNDS for reservations cancelled on arrival-day. This is a good-value-for-the-money budget accommodation, someone's home, not a hotel or a resort.
2 - For smooth check in, come prepared. Print out or write down detailed directions to the house, plus SELF-CHECK IN and DOORMAN instructions, including the caretaker's two contact phone numbers, key/lock box code and the Wifi password BEFORE ARRIVING (to use the Wifi if needed). GPS coordinates for our area are not accurate. Many Apps are not guaranteed to work correctly.
3 - When and after arriving, for your security, do not share with strangers any personal details - or details about the listing or your reservation - only deal with those people who are designated by hosts.
NEVER FLUSH TOILET PAPER (anywhere in Mexico), do not put food, coffee grounds or grease down sinks/drains, brush off sand before using indoor showers, make sure toilet handles are in "up" position after flushing.
NO DOGS permitted on the property. No exceptions - this includes visitors' dogs.
NOTIFY us immediately of any infrequent but possible water, electricity or internet outages, which although beyond our control, we can help to remedy with a phone call.
FOR GUEST SAFETY :
1) Smoking is allowed, but please smoke outside of the rooms
2) Use a flash light or phone for night-time walking throughout Sayulita
3) For enhanced walking to and from town safety, familiarize yourself with the below-grade foot path on the other side of the road and consider using use inexpensive taxis as an option for night-time travel from town
4) Before leaving, turn on your outside lights if you will be arriving back late
5) Don't sit on upper-floor balconies (if applicable to the listing) to avoid falling
From Dec 01, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
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My partner, Martin, and myself have been active, hands-on, exemplary hosts for six years. Recent changes to Airbnb only permit that one of us is listed, but we are a team, with him still present but in the background. We are an international couple, who because of this, are able hosts serving a world community of travelers. We have strong ties to four countries and consider ourselves "citizens of the world." As travelers ourselves we understand the needs of travelers and when we travel, travel as Airbnb guests. We have a great appreciation for our guests, as we know and understand both experiences. Whether on the premises - to interact with and enjoy our guests - or if we are traveling, both of us are active/working poets, with me also a fine artist (painter), working on our various art-related projects and businesses. Year round, frequently on-site or readily available, we have caring and professional help from a dedicated local family. We have family and friends all over the world - in Mexico, the UK, US, Spain - and a distinct and deep passion for each of these "our" countries and cultures. We are kind and personable people who enjoy the lively exchange of ideas and engaging discussions on all topics or, alternately, silence is also good. Other passions are nature, long walks, philosophy, good food, GOOD FRIENDS, music and dancing. Our strong belief is that there are more similarities and connections between people than differences. We appreciate a good sense of humor, a positive and open outlook, flexibility, reasonableness and going with the flow. Each travel experience has the ability to only strengthen the bond between us all. We strongly believe that ravel is the universal teacher and the universal equalizer.