TRULY PRIVATE - 1 BR OCEANFRONT CASITA, COVE BEACH BELOW

Eleanor Dunham

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TRULY PRIVATE - 1 BR OCEANFRONT CASITA, COVE BEACH BELOW

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House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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Casa del Risco is a one bedroom, open floor plan casita, perched 110 ft above a private cove beach, on your own private, walled ½ acre, with 180 degree coastal views, on the Pacific Ocean.

After passing through the iron entrance gate, through flowering gardens and giant palm trees, you descend down several garden steps over a wooden bridge and through an antique door into the casita. The casita is comprised of one bedroom, kitchen, double sink vanity, private WC and an outdoor shower accessible through a glass door. The private outdoor shower, where you may spend more time than expected, is partially enclosed on two sides, covered with a palapa roof and open to a raised garden on the third side. The breathtaking view from the shower includes the waves breaking on the beach & cliffs below as well as the coastline south to Sayulita. Opposite the foot of the bed are sliding doors and sliding screens to the balcony, with a palapa roof and palm tree supports, table and chairs. Breakfast, lunch or sunset dinner can be enjoyed here in total privacy without ever leaving home. Below the balcony is a tiled sun deck with a barbecue, wet-bar, chaise lounges and umbrella. By now you probably have guessed that this is not a place for children. There are several steep cliffs and drop-offs. The steps to the beach have a rope railing but the sunning patios have only planters. You will enjoy the feeling of being in the treetops with the flocks of pelicans that float on the air currents all day long, occasionally diving for fish below. Watch for whales just to the right of the property about 3/4 mile off shore. They like to spend the winter there too.

The property includes numerous patios for sunning or a deep shade garden patio under an ancient Fig tree, all with different spectacular views of the ocean and coastline. The beach below is accessible by traversing rustic steps across the hillside and down to the rocky shoreline and a beautiful sandy beach. The surf can be calm and azure blue to rough and huge waves crashing on the cliff side. During turtle season, leatherbacks have been seen laying their eggs on the full moon tide. The public beach is a short walk out the driveway and down the hill. From there you will find the 2 miles of beach with several restaurants and cafes. Fishing boats, for hire, moor at the far end of the beach. Kayaks can be rented as well at Costa Azul on the beach. If it’s a calm surf, you can paddle back to your private beach or further north along numerous coves.

The pueblo of San Pancho offers many fine restaurants. My favorite is Café del Mar, high on the hill, above town and MarPlata at the bottom of the hill by the beach. Also, the polo field has a fine restaurant where you can watch a Sunday polo match at sunset while having cocktails and dinner. After that you might just walk down the street and watch a soccer game on your way home or stroll through town and shop. If it’s lunch you’re after try the taco stand by the hospital or the one at the foot of the hill before Café del Mar. The next town south of San Pancho is Sayulita, visible from our property, looking south. In Sayulita, surfing is the big draw. Plan to have lunch under a palapa on the beach and watch the surfers that come from all over the world to compete at this location. My favorite lunch spot in Sayulita is actually in town above the village square for fish tacos, you can’t miss it.

Additional services included:

-Maid service - twice weekly

-Gardener - three days per week

Additonal services available:

-Authentic Mexican cooking

-In house massage therapy

-Airport Pick-up & Return Car Service

Keywords: Casita

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Eleanor Dunham

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Speaks english
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Truly Private - 1 BR Oceanfront Casita, Cove Beach Below
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Truly Private - 1 BR Oceanfront Casita, Cove Beach Below
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+1 001-516-617-2552
Sayulita Nayarit
Brooklyn, NY
5

A Unique and Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5
I booked a week at the Casita with my fiancee, not quite knowing what to expect.

What we arrived to was shockingly wonderful. I can honestly say the photos do not come close to capturing the beauty of the scenery and detail of the home, not to mention the care and thoughtfulness that was provided. The owner has managed to create a homey atmosphere, yet modern and chic throughout. Being a complete snobby germaphobe, I was really impressed with the degree of pristine cleanliness and new condition everything was in.

The views are picture perfect and once again are not captured to their full potential in the photos. Every morning we had coffee and breakfast under the palapa, and every night we would lay out on the lawn chairs and stare at the stars. We didn't rent a car but if I were to return again I would definitely get one.

San Pancho is a special little town, quite removed from the usual tourist scene with pleasant people, fantastic restaurants and beautiful nature.

I would definitely stay again and would recommend the casita to anyone looking for relaxation, romance, or just a break from the usual.

Thanks everyone for all your help and hospitality.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, David. I'm so glad your stay at the casita was all you had hoped for and more!
Best,
Eleanor
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Sayulita Nayarit
Tabernash, Colorado, United States
5

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect place for a relaxing, romantic getaway. The casita is very private and has incredible views. We enjoyed watching the whales from our deck. San Pancho is a charming village with more good restaurants than we expected given its size. We enjoyed walking everywhere. It is approximately a mile from the casita to the town center. Abigail, the manager/chef/masseuse, was outstanding in all of her capacities. We highly recommend having her prepare fresh and delicious meals at the casita. My wife loved the massage and Reiki treatment Abigail provided on the deck overlooking the ocean. It was totally relaxing.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We couldn't have stated it better. This guest has truly captured what we as owners love about the property - a real gem with fantastic views in a lovely town, and a multi-talented property manager as an added bonus.
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Sayulita Nayarit
Victoria, MN, USA
5

Teresa & Phil

Teresa & Phil
  • 5 of 5
(Teresa wrote)
> Abigail's touch: Abigail is a third generation healer. Her gift of
> healing is apparent in everything she touches, from the food she
> lovingly prepares, to the massage and Reiki treatments she gives. I
> scheduled an outdoor massage during my stay at Casa del Risco. The
> sun glistening off of the ocean, the refreshing Pacific breezes, and
> the roar of the waves crashing below set the perfect mood for the
> massage. It felt like paradise. The massage was beautiful, but
> what happened after transformed me. Abigail did 10 minutes of Reiki
> treatment on me. The energy flowing through her hands was unlike
> anything I have ever felt. It came from somewhere special. I had
> heard the word Reiki, but never really knew what it meant. I was so
> moved, and amazed by what I felt that I wanted more. I immediately
> scheduled another treatment. Abigail has a gift. I would recommend
> anyone lucky enough to stay at Casa del Risco to take advantage of
> all Abigail has to offer. She has made an impression on me that
> will last forever. Thank you Abigail!
>

(Phil wrote)
> Abigail's food. We had the pleasure of experiencing the well
> balanced, fresh, and deep flavors of Abigail's cooking. She exceeded
> expectations and delivered with high quality food that went above
> and beyond any restaurant experience. Highlights of our meals
> included a chicken enchilada with the best mole sauce we have ever
> tasted, perfectly pan-fried Mahi Mahi with rice and vegetables, and
> a gazpacho that sent our taste buds on a cruise through the fresh
> vegetables of the area.
>
> Great value and the sheer convenience is unparalleled. Her company
> and energy are vibrant and warm. For our next trip to Casa Del
> Risco, we will definitely utilize her more often!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers
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Truly Private - 1 BR Oceanfront Casita, Cove Beach Below
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+1 001-516-617-2552
Sayulita Nayarit
Santa Fe, NM
5

Outstanding Property

  • 5 of 5
The minimalist house is beautiful and functional - the view is absolutely spectacular - as is the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks. There is a beautiful serpentine walkway down to the surf and beach. We loved our week here and hope to repeat it. We enjoyed breakfast on the terrace and were sure to be back from our travels by sunset each day.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Sayulita Nayarit
Vancouver, BC
5

A special kind of luxury

  • 5 of 5
This is a really special place. If you're looking for major ammenities, maybe look somewhere else. But if your idea of luxury includes exquisite privacy, watching whales from one of many beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces, or waking up to the sounds and sights of the sea, then this little aerie above the Pacific is for you. It's probably not more than about 700 square feet of living space, but oh, what space. Beautiful, simple materials, careful planning, construction and maintenance make the space as comfortable as anything we've stayed in. And we haven't talked about the bed, the pillows and the sheets. Nothing is overdone at Casa del Risco, or, for that matter, underdone. It's a perfect, private space that seems to stretch over the ocean.
If you like to walk, and are comfortable using local public transit, you don't need a car. You can even hike/walk along some stunning beaches to neighboring Sayulita in about an hour. With the downturn in the North American economy, San Pancho is pretty quiet, but it's easy to catch buses on the highway to Sayulita, Bucerias or PV if you find you need a change of pace. But I have to say, it's pretty nice to sip a mojito on the beach, listening to live music, and not be pestered by vendors.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hola Angela,
Thanks for such a wonderful review. Our objective was to make a special, private, comfortable hideaway that could make a vacation unique and memorable. Sounds like your desires were similar. Glad you had such a great time and hope to see you back again.
Saludos,
Steve
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Truly Private - 1 BR Oceanfront Casita, Cove Beach Below
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Sayulita Nayarit
midwest
5

awesome place

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I just returned from a 10 day stay. What a GREAT place! This was our 6th San Pancho stay (plus 2 in Sayulita). All vrbo houses.This was our favorite place ever. We spent our 43rd anniversary here. Thoughtful design - I'm an architect so I'm a little extra picky about aesthetics. The house itself is fairly small, but the outdoor spaces (4 of them) where you spend all your time were great - the view is incredible. You're blown away when you walk across the bridge to the front door and get a glimpse of your view. The bedroom (where you spend the rest of your time) was spacious with a super comfortable king bed and sliding doors adjacent to listen to the waves all night. Nice kitchenette and bathroom with a really cool outdoor shower. We didn't rent a car and its a pretty good jaunt into town (Costa Azul and Mar Plata are only a 15 minute walk). I could go on and on, but in short you won't be disappointed with this place. Also, Abigail is super nice and helpful and a great cook. she made dinner for us one night and Carlos was our taxi - what a nice guy. I can't think of anything we didn't love.
fyi We spent a couple afternoons at the pool at Costa Azul for lunch and drinks. it was really nice and the food was great - not always the case in years past.
Perry and Eloise
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Perry & Eloise - thank you for your kind review of our casita. When we found the property, we knew it was a jewel and deserved an equally fascinating home. As a retired builder of 36 years I had plenty of ideas but was really enamored when I found our architect, Estela Gayosso. Together, we sighted, designed and built Casa del Risco that you see today. We are currently working on a second casita that will sit higher and to the north with total privacy from the current casita. The final touch will be a cliff side pool between the two casitas, just below the gardens you pass on the way down the steps to the present one. Eventually, our whole property will become a total tropical garden with many things in bloom year round. Thanks for staying with us and hope to see you again. Steve & Mickey Dunham

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Availability & Rates

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Sayulita House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $220-$265/nt - $1430-$1800/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Oct-May .............. $220/night .. $1430/week
  • June-September.........Not available
  • Holidays ............. $245/night .. $1600/week
  • Christmas-New Years .. $265/night .. $1800/week
  • RESERVE NOW FOR NEXT WINTER AT THESE RATES!!
  • Three Night Minimum:Oct-May Check-In:3PM Check-Out:12PM
  • 50% Deposit for Reservations. Balance and Security due 30 Days Prior to Arrival.
  • Cancellations Refunded If Casita is Rebooked, Less $100 Service Charge.

Amenities

Amenities

Sayulita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • fishing

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