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ROMANTIC & PRIVATE MEXICAN HIDEAWAY WITH SALT WATER POOL

Cynthia Gillespie-Smith

Advertiser since: 1998
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cynthia Gillespie-Smith

Advertiser since: 1998
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2014
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ROMANTIC & PRIVATE MEXICAN HIDEAWAY WITH SALT WATER POOL

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Sayulita House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-3)

Our romantic, colorful home, Casa Soleada ("Sunny House") with its salt water pool, surrounded by bougainvillea and hanging vines, is the perfect escape for a couple searching for a fun filled vacation.

Casa Soleada is nestled into a hillside above the Pacific Ocean and offers you a modern Mexican design, great comfort, stunning ocean views, and a lush tropical garden with two decks and a dip pool (2.5 meters x 3 meters). Our home is a splendid place to watch migrating humpback whales, vivid jungle birds, and dazzling sunsets.

We built Casa Soleada in 2001, with the help of an imaginative local architect who has now added the pool and decks among the palm trees and bougainvillea. Placed at the north end of Sayulita Bay, among other beautifully designed homes, and facing west, we're about a 15 minute walk to the village of Sayulita. From our home you'll benefit from the serenity, superb views, and easy access (three minute walk) to the north end (quiet end) of the beach.

Casa Soleada offers outdoor living with security. The living area and palapa (coned shaped palm roof) dining area are open to the ocean breeze, but safely placed high above the garden. Since we began renting Casa Soleada in 2003, no guest has ever lost anything from this house. Not once!

Our large air conditioned bedroom, with a firm queen-size bed and beautiful wooden closets, has screened and barred windows, and unbreakable glass doors and windows.

Features you will love about Casa Soleada include our mosaic outdoor shower off the main bath, and our bougainvillea surrounded balcony, perfect for margaritas or moon gazing.

The pretty blue tiled kitchen has an island, good cookware, and all major appliances. And Casa Soleada's colorful art and furnishings are of Mexican and South American design, enhanced by photographs of Mexico.

Sayulita is still a charming fishing village, but becoming discovered by tourists; that means we have all the services you'll be searching for. Very good shops, dozens of restaurants, cafes, excellent artists, and a wide variety of activities from Spanish lessons at the bookstore, to surfing lessons on the beach, to zip lines, horse back riding, and eco-tourism in the jungle.

If you reserve Casa Soleada for more than one week (8 nights or longer) we will send a driver to Puerto Vallarta airport to meet your flight. He'll put you and your bags in the van, take you grocery shopping, and delivery you to Casa Soleada, FREE.

Keywords: House, Casa, Casita, private home

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Cynthia Gillespie-Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since: 1998
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2014

About Cynthia Gillespie-Smith

We are a retired English/American couple who "found" Sayulita in the late 90s when Cynthia ran a photography workshop in Mexico. In the year 2000, we came to Sayulita to spend the winter ~ before we left we'd bought property, contacted a wonderful local architect, and drew up plans for Casa Soleada. We spend much of each winter here ~ otherwise we travel or live in Bandol, France, where this photo was made. We also rent our house near Aix-en-Provence.

Cynthia Gillespie-Smith purchased this house in 2001

Why Cynthia Gillespie-Smith chose Sayulita

In 2000, Sayulita was a quiet and almost unknown fishing village north of the resort town, Puerto Vallarta. While we've seen a lot of changes in Sayulita, most of them are positive, and in our neighborhood, the far north end of town, life remains peaceful. We have the choice of joining in the activity of Sayulita or remaining in the calm, tropical atmosphere of our home.

What makes this house unique

We love walking in the jungle and along the beach, especially the quiet north end. From our balcony we watch humpback whales, exotic birds, and admire the extraordinary sunsets Mother Nature gives us. Then we can walk or drive into town for dinner. Evenings are busy in Sayulita ~ many shops are open and there's a special positive energy not found many places.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. The art, gardens and views are all quite special. Lots of wildlife.
Jan 2010
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Romantic & Private Mexican Hideaway with Salt Water Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Romantic & Private Mexican Hideaway with Salt Water Pool
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-+33 494 74 21 07
Sayulita Nayarit
San Francisco, CA USA
5

honeymoon paradise

  • 5 of 5
My newly minted husband and I stayed here after our San Francisco wedding this fall. It could not have been more relaxing and lovely after the frenzy of wedding planning. We let the property manager arrange an airport pickup for us and a golf cart to be ready for our arrival. We have decided that we really only want to travel via golf cart from now on, as we felt like a million bucks cruising around town. (we also got NO exercise on this trip, haha) The house was great, a lot of nice details, we especially enjoyed the air conditioned, bug free sleeping area (ESSENTIAL). I cannot believe how affordable our vacation ended up being. I thought I would want to cook but instead we just ate fish tacos and drank beers in town for basically every meal. I don't know if we ever spent more than about $30USD in one of our lavish outings. Tacos are $2 and that's all you really need. Highly recommended. We can't wait to come back. The house is excellent, the little pool is excellent, the outdoor shower is excellent. There were some exciting bugs and lizards and stuff but that's par for the course in a tropical area. A gecko did poop on my husband from the ceiling while we were watching a movie on his laptop. That was a highlight.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic & Private Mexican Hideaway with Salt Water Pool
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Sayulita Nayarit
5

Exquisite Jungle Hideaway

  • 5 of 5
Casa Soleada was everything promised in the photos - an extraordinarily special place! You really feel as though you are a jungle dweller just as much as the geckos and butterflies that fly in to share the open living room, dining room and kitchen areas. Taking in a fast-moving thunderstorm one afternoon, the sky turned completely pink and I thought I'd been transported to another planet called Paradise. The home is well-loved and maintained by the owners and the soaking pool is the perfect thing after day in town or at the beach, especially in the summer months. I highly recommend a car or golf cart if you plan to go into town daily since the street is very steep. The food of Sayulita is fresh, unfussy and original. Outdoor shower at Casa Soleada is one of its most fun features - very private yet you can gaze out at the frigate birds circling over the bay while sudsing up and watching the sunset as you prepare for a lovely evening in or on the town. All around, a super relaxing and beautiful spot. Can't wait to visit again!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic & Private Mexican Hideaway with Salt Water Pool
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Sayulita Nayarit
Portland, Oregon
5

Happy guest with

  • 5 of 5
Casa Soleada is indeed a magical place and is even better than photos can convey. The view is awesome with birds soaring in the sky and beautiful sunsets in the evening. The house is designed inside and out with with a subtle artistic flair, warm and inviting. The pool is very private and much appreciated after a day in the sun. Sometimes it was hard to leave the house because it is so beautiful and relaxing. You will love it!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic & Private Mexican Hideaway with Salt Water Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p33485vb
-+33 494 74 21 07
Sayulita Nayarit
5

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5
Was such a wonderful, happy, relaxing place to stay. The sunsets and bird watch were amazing. We had a hard time motivating to even go to the beach, we loved the house so much. Cynthia was also very communicative and wonderful to work with.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic & Private Mexican Hideaway with Salt Water Pool
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-+33 494 74 21 07
Sayulita Nayarit
Denver
5

Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5
This is a dream house designed with artistic skill. Casa Soleada is charming and romantic, and all five senses are entertained here. The moon shinning on the sea and the outrageous sunsets are spectacular to behold. The morning breeze brings sounds of birds to begin the day, and the sounds of the waves send dreamy thoughts of nighttime. The beautiful jungle plants and flowers float sweet smells into the house and patio. Sitting under the palapa and sipping tequila is a favorite delight! It was a fabulous vacation and even after a week, it is with great difficulty that we are adjusting to showering inside, with four walls and a ceiling. Where are the banana trees and palms overhead? and the sunshine and views? Thank you Ian and Cynthia for sharing your home with us. Ernesto and Emelia are wonderful and very helpful as well.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic & Private Mexican Hideaway with Salt Water Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p33485vb
-+33 494 74 21 07
Sayulita Nayarit
California, USA
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely enjoyed our stay in Casa Soleada. Perfect spot for a long weekend. The sunset that greeted us upon arrival was amazing. The house was comfortable and clean. We felt at home the minute we arrived. Ernesto the caretaker was there to answer all of our questions. We rented an electric golf cart which was a big help going to and from town, especially at night as the walk up the hill is very steep and dark. We tended to stay out late enjoying after dinner festivities in town. Thank you Cynthia for sharing your slice of paradise with us, for such a reasonable rate.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

From $130 Per night

Sayulita House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
$910
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
$945
$3,500
 

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Amenities

Sayulita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have a safe for your valuables, including your laptops and cameras.

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