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Arriving at Casa Brava laws a wonderful experience. We were staying in the studio but had the opportunity to look around the entire property before the other guests arrived. It was absolutely stunning. We had a great stay in our unit and you couldn't even tell you were part of a larger house. Being able to drink the water in the house was a huge convenience. Felipe was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. I highly recommend staying in Casa Brava, however next time I will stay in the main house with its amazing pool and patio areas.
Casa Brava is fantastic. The house is comfortable and spacious and the pool is a dream. You can't beat the views. The support staff who come to clean and fix things are attentive and gracious. It's close to the town but also far enough removed that you're not in the thick of it. You'll never want to leave.
I'll definitely be retunring.
This was a perfect little place for two to stay in the beautiful town of Sayulita. Exquisite modern architecture with stunning views and comfortable accommodations. Dale provided very comprehensive information, including favorite restaurants and destinations and nearby hospitals, which was very helpful. There was a nice bottle of tequila waiting for us upon arrival, which was very thoughtful and a great start to our trip! It's on the top of a big hill so bring your hiking legs or rent a golf cart. The view and the breeze are worth the climb.
It would have been nice if there were more hooks to hang towels and wet swimsuits, etc. This is, after all, a beach vacation destination. The hot water in the shower was very inconsistent so we took a couple of cold showers.
I don't think I would have any other complaints, except that part of the welcome packet / house manual is very misleading. It lead me to believe that the groundskeeper would be very accessible and that his wife would change our towels every other day and come in as "housekeeping." It said we could even ask her to do our laundry or make us a meal, and even told us the suggested tip amount. The packet made me feel like we would be taken care of to the point that I felt compelled to bring a gift, which the groundskeeper accepted without hesitation or even thanks. However, we did not once see the groundskeeper or his wife during our stay except for check in / out. There was absolutely no housekeeping, and no one replaced our towels. There were only 2 bath towels and 2 beach towels so we tried to call for more, but could never reach the groundskeeper. We ended up reusing our damp sandy towels every day.
I don't expect Airbnb to provide housekeeping or towel service. If I hadn't read the welcome packet, I would have packed my own extra towels. If they hadn't set us up to expect to feel so well taken care of, we would have been very happy with taking care of ourselves. Instead, we felt confused and mislead. My guess is that the welcome packet only applies to the main house and not the studio unit, but this isn't made explicit.
That said, I would stay here again. I'll just pack extra towels next time.
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.
The loft and Sayulita were great. Due to a flight cancelations we arrived a day late and Dale offered us a nights credit for a future stay. Rent a golf cart and enjoy. We wish we could of stayed longer!
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.
Casa Brava is simply stunning. We had a beautiful time there. High atop a hill overlooking Sayulita (and therefore quiet and peaceful) and the ocean (and distant whales), this place is so comfortable, so clean, so welcoming.
The attention to detail to provide an enjoyable and comfortable stay at Casa Brava is quite obvious - from both Dale the owner and Felipe the caretaker. Everything screams quality. Immaculate accommodation, extremely comfortable bed, fresh linens and towels, a very well put together guest book with all contact info, local sights, restaurant recommendations, tips, and an immense DVD collection (should one regretfully tire of looking out to sea or reading from the book collection :)) Dale was so responsive and caring in his correspondence both before and during our stay, ensuring that we were comfortable and happy there. Amazing service. Felipe the caretaker is a very dear man who warmly welcomed us, showed us around, gifted us with a bottle of Tequila (thank you Dale!!), and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay.
The vibe is indeed very very special at Casa Brava - a special place with special people. We will most definitely stay when we are next in Sayulita. Highly recommended.
Thank you Dale! Gracias Felipe!
Lee & Micah
Great place, well kept by friendly caretakers. I hope to stay there again soon!
Dale's place was fantastic!! It was a perfect location, close enough to the beach but secluded enough we could (and did) spend almost an entire day at the pool. Yes, there is a hill but it wasn't so bad and was a welcome (minimal) workout after all the beers and tequila :) Also, in the booklet in the house, he recommended some fantastic remote beaches that were not only fun to get to but virtually private once we did!
Oh! And Felipe and his wife were so nice and helpful. It was such a treat to have someone there to answer questions if we needed.
I cannot recommend this place enough, we can't wait to come back!
Our stay at Casa Brava was wonderful. We were there for a week and both of us were really sad to leave our paradise vacation. Sayulita is a hip small beach town with great people, great restaurants, and beautiful beaches. But what made our trip to Sayulita over-the-top amazing was staying at Casa Brava (and meeting our lovely, generous, kind, and funny hosts)!
Casa Brava is located just outside of the center of Sayulita, so, we had the best of both worlds: we got to walk into town and experience the lively atmosphere of Sayulita and then, head back to the house to experience the quiet serenity of the beautiful surrounding forest with a view of the beach from the living room.
Our stay at Casa Brava was nothing short of perfect. It was truly one of the best vacations we’ve ever been on and we can’t wait to book our next trip here!
We also want to give a big shout out to the hosts of Casa Brava. They were SO kind and generous and AMAZING, so, thank you so so SO much. You made our vacation so memorable and you all will always have a warm place in our hearts.
- Water is triple purified! This was first trip I had to Mexico where I didn’t get sick!
- Beautiful house!
- Great location, short walk into to town
- Beautiful views of the ocean and the town
- Warm host and great professional staff
- Dipping pool in our terrace is great after a long day in town and beaches!
- Hammock to rest and relax during the warm nights
Dale and the others guests were very friendly, and tidy in everything in the house.