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BEST BEACHFRONT HOUSE IN SAYULITA: HACIENDA RIGHT ON THE SAND!

Richard Harkness

Advertiser since: 2001
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Richard Harkness

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BEST BEACHFRONT HOUSE IN SAYULITA: HACIENDA RIGHT ON THE SAND!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Sayulita House Rental Photos and Description

Private Beachfront House, 5 Bedrooms including Living Room, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 12

Set amid palm trees at the edge of a white sand beach flecked with gold, stands a gracious Mexican villa with a broad shaded veranda, offering an unobstructed view of the warm Pacific Ocean only steps away.

This grand hacienda is private and peaceful, within walking distance of the center of the charming village of Sayulita. Complete with housekeeper at no additional charge and the option of having a private cook prepare meals at your request for a nominal fee, this is the perfect vacation home for a luxurious but uncomplicated beachside holiday.The villa consists of a main house with 2 master bedrooms, a living room (which can be configured as a 5th bedroom), a dining room and a large fully equipped kitchen, plus a separate 'casita', or guest house, just a few steps across the small courtyard, consisting of 2 non-connected bedrooms.

The waves are often gentle enough for leisurely swims right in front of the villa, because of the smooth sandy bottom in our choice location. However, because on other parts of the beach, the ocean bottom changes to cobblestones, we are fortunate to have within sight of the house, two surf breaks that have some of the best and most consistently ride able waves along Mexico's Pacific Gold Coast. Down the beach, about 7 houses south of our villa, is the fast and exciting, left hand surf break. The more forgiving and fun, right hand break, which was the site of the Mexican National Surf Contest, is only a short stroll beyond that. Sayulita is becoming internationally known as an excellent spot for the experienced surfer as well as an ideal place for those eager to learn.

MASTER BEDROOM #1 features a king-sized bed with a carved stone headboard, an exceptionally spacious bathroom and a fabulous view of the ocean including the surf break.

MASTER BEDROOM #2 is even bigger than Master #1. It has its own private entrance, private bathroom and also has the option of being connected by a common door to Master Bedroom #1. It is spacious enough to easily accommodate a king sized bed and two other single beds. It can alternately be provided with 4 single beds. It is light and airy and like all the bedrooms, it has a fabulous view of the ocean. Master Bedroom #2 has built in Air Conditioning.

The HIDEAWAY BEDROOM has its own separate entrance, and it normally comes with two single beds which can be configured as a king if requested. It also has a toilet in an alcove of the room behind a shell curtain and a hot water sink “ensuite”. Its window provides a view of the ocean, shaded by mature tropical trees. Because of its situation, this room is ideal for teenagers or others seeking privacy.

The upstairs EAGLES NEST BEDROOM was originally designed as an artists’ studio by the owners. It is accessed by an outdoor stairway covered with hand painted Mexican tiles. The Eagles Nest has unmatched views of the ocean and jungle as it is the only bedroom which has some windows facing in all 4 directions. This spacious, light filled, room comes furnished with a king sized bed to provide a very romantic and very private nest with a sweeping view of the beach and jungle below. The room is ample enough that, as an alternative, it can easily accommodate a king and 2 single beds or 4 single beds if arrangements are made in advance. This art studio/bedroom now contains its own brand new bathroom, with toilet, shower, glass sink and granite countertop. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, plus this bedroom and Master Bedroom #2 both have built in Air Conditioning.

BEDROOM #5: Because the spacious living room is a mirror image of Master Bedroom #1, and it too has an exceptionally large bathroom of it’s own, it can be used as 5th Bedroom, with single or king bed, if specifically requested. Guests generally use the broad shaded veranda as their living room and dining room, because the weather is usually so inviting that everyone wants to spend as much time as possible on the veranda with the beach spread out before them only steps away.

On the beach, close enough to easily stroll into the center of town yet just far enough to be private quiet and peaceful. We can see both surf breaks from the house and easily walk right to them. We are on the desirable north side of Sayulita, but we don't need to climb any hills and we are still so close to the restaurants and shops and surf breaks, that we don't need to get in car to easily participate in everything the town has to offer. There are many great restaurants in Sayulita and we have a large, fully equipped kitchen, so sometimes we take advantage of the fact that we can hire our sweet and trusted housekeeper Delia to cook us an authentic Mexican meal for a very reasonable price.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Richard Harkness (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2001
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Speaks: english

About Richard Harkness

Be sure to click on 'Hybrid' view on the map below. For many years I was an editor of motion pictures and television in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. My wife is a fine artist/painter who grew up outside of New York City and spent her summers at their beach house on the Jersey Shore. My wife's family are Canadians who live all across Canada from Montreal to the Canadian Rockies to British Columbia. Our daughter Heather grew up in California, loves to swim and now that we have a house on the beach in Mexico, she became fluent in Spanish and she even does a little surfing.

Richard Harkness purchased this house in 2001

Why Richard Harkness chose Sayulita

Although we have traveled all over the world to places like Bali, Hawaii, Guatemala, Europe, Canada, both coasts of the USA and many places in Mexico, we didn't get to Sayulita until 2000. It was the perfect little fishing village that we had been looking for, where the food is good, the local people are friendly, it's a quick easy flight from the USA, and it was the prettiest curve of beach we had ever seen. By 2001 we went back to buy a vacation home and found this perfect house right on the beach. My wife Sharon loved the classic hacienda style of the house and all the elegant antiques that came with it. My daughter Heather loved the fact that it was right on a soft sand beach where she could swim and play, and I loved that I could see two fabulous surf breaks that I could stroll down the beach to surf, within sight of the house. Less than a year after we purchased it, we loved it so much that we decided to live there full time, which we did for a year and a half to seize the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the culture, learn Spanish, and really get to enjoy this fabulous spot. We now live in Santa Barbara and visit the warm tropical waters of Sayulita as often as we can, but since we can't be there year round, we like being able to share it's pleasures with others.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Richard , just a late note to let you know that everything at the house went great during our stay. Delia was very helpful. As you said, the location is fantastic and town is convenient. The whole family had a wonderful time and we are hoping we get another chance next year.
Jan 2011
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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4.8
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Best Beachfront House in Sayulita: Hacienda right on the sand!
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews
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Best Beachfront House in Sayulita: Hacienda right on the sand!
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Sayulita Nayarit
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5

Fun Filled Friends Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Loved this property so much! We have already booked our week stay for next year. Located right on the beach and close proximity and walking distance to anything and everything! Our entire group loves the cultural feel of the whole property.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Beachfront House in Sayulita: Hacienda right on the sand!
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5

Wedding Week

  • 5 of 5
Richard, just checking in to say we are having a glorious time! Partly because of the fact we are enjoying time with our family during wedding week and partly because your home is exquisite!. The house is exactly the kind of place in which we love to stay when we travel out of the country... Your style is very much like our style...elegantly casual. We enjoyed the Mexican Revolution Day celebrations this morning on the Plaza... How fun it was!. The overall blissful vibe of this town is almost inexplicable - it is a slice of village life in Mexico at its best. There is so much happiness and hospitality - it abounds! Our family which included young children, feel safe walking the streets at night and look forward to it every evening. l I could go on and on but won't, except to say that the support staff you employ are delightful, warm, lovely people. We love getting to know them even though we do a lot of iphone translating and body language!. The grandkids and Delias grand daughter love playing with each other... Children have no language barrier between them... It's beautiful to watch them. Thanks so much for making your home available to us... We will not be anxious to leave.
Carol
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best Beachfront House in Sayulita: Hacienda right on the sand!
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Stunning retreat!

  • 5 of 5
Upon opening the wooden gates to enter the property we were in total awe! The waves of the ocean were rolling onto the golden sand only just a few meters from the Casa. I was so releived and happy that I had chose this place! With so many Casa's to choose from it was a sweet relief that I chose the absolute best location! If you want to be close to the plaza and yet be in a tranquil location, this is the place. My favourite thing about this Casa is that we were able to avoid sitting in lawn chairs amongst the masses on the main beach. We could enjoy the main beach, go surfing, eat fish tacos, buy handmade jewellery and then stroll to our private beach within a few minutes. We would all smile so big every time we arrived at the Casa from the beach. We would joke at how awesome our Casa was compared to all the others! We felt pretty grateful!
Sayulita is a very safe, funky, alternative community. The people are healthy and happy. As well, I was happy to see how well the dogs, cats and horses are cared for. Kudos to sayulita on being an example to other communities on how to live harmoniously with our furry friends.
A thank you must go out to Delia the housekeeper. Thank you for making us smile and cheer!
Thanks to the home owner Richard for arranging a few more nights! So awesome! We are sitting on the veranda right now feeling very lucky that we don't have to leave tomorrow!!! Thanks for the 5 extra nights!!! We don't want to go anywhere else! Casa Aguila is an authentic Mexican Casa in the very best location with comfy beds, fully equipped kitchen and magical sunsets. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Three generation family vacation

  • 5 of 5
My family of, 3 generations, spent two weeks at Casa Aguila and it is everything that the description and and photos describe. Ages of our family ranged from late 70's (me) down to 4yr's old..11 in all including 4 children. the only drawback was that surf was too much for the youngest, and even the others ages 8,11,13 had to be with an adult while in the water. The beach is magnificent, and a walk down the beach to the village area provides a shallow, sheltered place for the youngest to play safely. All of my family had a wonderful time. Accommodation, food, sea, sunsets, safety, privacy....all first class, no complaints at all.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Best Beachfront House in Sayulita: Hacienda right on the sand!
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5

Thanksgiving week on the beach

  • 5 of 5
We had family and friends for a relaxing week on Sayulita beach. We used all 4 bedrooms with 8 of us. The house is beautifully situated with a constantly changing beach front view. It's so fun to walk to town or just down the beach for guacamole and margaritas. The house is well cared for and well appointed. The house keeper made us a perfect welcome dinner for our arrival night and we ate leftovers for several days! The owner communicated well everything we needed to know for a great stay!
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Beachfront House in Sayulita: Hacienda right on the sand!
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5

Awesome spotin Sayulita. Ideal location great owner to deal with a++

  • 5 of 5
I hope that this message finds you well. I just ended my vacation in California and have made it back to Europe. Was amazing to be back home, but it was even more incredible to be at your amazing house in Sayulita. I really want to say thank you. We had an incredible time. The house was really as described and perfect. Your location is great. The house was perfect size and setup for us. I can't wait until my next trip down there, we will certainly be looking to stay at your place.

This was a great call. Richard is a very friendly and reliable guy everything worked our perfectly. Book with confidence.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am of course pleased that this gentleman who lives in London and who I had never met, and who had never been to Sayulita before was clearly so thrilled with our house and found it to be perfect. It is heartwarming to know that guests appreciate our endeavors to help them in any way we can and they certainly apparently love the house and it’s ideal location.

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International Airport =40 minutes
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
LaTerrazola Beachfront Restaurant & Bar 2 blocks
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Four Seasons,Vista Vallarta, El Tigre, Flamingos.
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway 200 to Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
LaTerrazola, beachfront restaurant is 2 blocks
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Sayulita Beach
Car: not necessary

Our property has very broad beach frontage, right on the sand. We are situated a good distance from our neighbors on either side and are fortunate to have a large grove of mature coco palms and manicured lawn as the neighboring property behind us. The sandy ocean bottom right in front of our house makes it a safer place to swim than practically anywhere along the entire beach, except, right in front of the town restaurants, only a short walk away. When sitting on our shaded veranda, one can feel very private and privileged and serene and yet the blue Pacific is invitingly close just a few steps away.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing,

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Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Sayulita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sat.Dec.13 to Sat.Dec.20,2014
Dec 13 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
$1,995
 
 
Christmas Week Sat. Dec.20-27
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$8,400
 
 
New Years Sat.Dec.27-Sat.Jan.3
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$8,400
 
 
Sun.Jan.4-Sat.Jan.10= 6 nights
Jan 4 2015 - Jan 9 2015
6 night minimum stay
$540
 
 
High Season Jan.10-Feb 14,2015
Jan 10 2015 - Feb 13 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
Presidents Week Feb.14-21,2015
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 20 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
High Season Feb.21-Mar.14,2015
Feb 21 2015 - Mar 13 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
Spring Break March 14-28, 2015
Mar 14 2015 - Mar 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
Semana Santa Mar.28-Apr.4,2015
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
Easter Week April 4-11, 2015
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
Flexible Apr.11-July 5, 2015.
Apr 11 2015 - Jul 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$600
$3,850
 
 
Bargain Season July 5-Nov.21
Jul 6 2015 - Nov 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
$500
$2,800
 
 
Thanksgiving Week Nov.21-28
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
Bargain Season Nov.28-Dec.19
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$500
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is complete
EXACTLY 7 NIGHT STAYS BEGINNING AND ENDING ON SATURDAYS ARE REQUIRED FROM MID DECEMBER TO AFTER EASTER WEEK. Then Bookings become flexible the rest of the year so that bookings can be for more or less than exactly 7 nights and do not have to begin or end on a Saturday, from after Easter week to Mid December.

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Amenities

Sayulita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Beside Bedroom#1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beside Bedroom#2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Beside Upstairs Bedroom #3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Beside Bedroom #4
    Outside Hot Shower - outdoor shower , Outside Bedroom #4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Beside LivingRoom/Bedroom #5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Master BR #2 Can be converted to 4 single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Eagles Nest BR Can be converted into 4 single beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Living Room can be a 5th bedroom
  • If the living room is requested in advance to be set up as a 5th bedroom, the house can have 5 king sized beds plus 2 extra single beds in either of the largest bedrooms. Or, all but one of the king beds can be separated into 2 single beds so that alternately we can provide up to 10 single beds plus 1 king bed, or any combination in between.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The living room (which can be bedroom #5) and the broad shaded oceanfront veranda and all 4 bedrooms have ceiling fans, but the 2 largest bedrooms, which together can sleep up to 8 people in beds, also both have built in Air Conditioning. We have 2 washers conveniently located in the largest bathrooms, which are available for use by the guests. We even provide free laundry detergent. Catering Available: Our housekeeper is also available for a nominal fee to shop for and cook meals for you at the house, so you can enjoy the most exclusive dining location on the beach. This beautifully appointed 4 or 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom beachfront home has a fully-equipped spacious kitchen, Bottled purified drinking water is provided along with linens & towels, We have also had installed a professional quality house-wide water purification system of the type used by the best restaurants in Sayulita, 5 days a week maid service is included in the rental.

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