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Sayulita's Favorite Beach & Plaza Home

John Laughlin and Adrienne Hill

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

John Laughlin and Adrienne Hill

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Sayulita's Favorite Beach & Plaza Home

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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2 one bedroom studios, 2 bathroom close to the beach with ocean views.

Welcome to Casa Suerte ('Luck'). The location of our three-story home combines the best of both worlds—beach and town. In the heart of Sayulita, with stunning ocean views, Casa Suerte offers an exclusive corner just a minute's walk from great restaurants, a variety of shops, and the colorful town plaza. The beach is a two or three minute stroll from the front door.

Casa Suerte is made up of two self contained levels for $99/night each June 1 - Nov 15 or one can rent the whole house (both levels and rooftop) for $195/night. Winter/spring rates are $135/night or $900/week (holiday rates are $150/night Dec. 15 - Jan 10).

Designed by a renowned local architect, Casa Suerte combines light, views, art, and functionality in a delightful way. Every level has wonderful ocean views.

The street entrance opens into a peaceful garden and cobblestoned area with secure parking. A spiral staircase leads to each of the home's three levels, all beautiful and unique with open floor plans.

Upper level 1 has great ocean views and includes a full kitchen with large hand-crafted counters, queen bed, twin day bed, comfy chair that turns into single cot with mattress, comfortable chairs and an eating bar with stools. A lovely garden area with a soothing fountain leads to a full bathroom featuring local stonework and artisan-made fixtures. French doors open to a spacious patio equipped with a dining set, comfortable chairs, and ocean views. This level has air conditioning as well as ceiling fans.

Upper level 1 is ideal for those who like to cook, and who enjoy ample outdoor 'living' space. The ocean view has some wires but is very nice an open. It rents for $99 - $135/night for two people. An additional $25 per day is charged for each adult beyond the first two. Sleeps up to four in beds ( the cot is width of a standard pillow so fairly narrow). There is no charge for a child; $25 per day for two children.

The Upper Level 2 apartment has great ocean views and includes a kitchenette, king bed, twin bed, full bathroom, deck and private garden patio area. Windows and French doors open on each side creating an airy, beautiful and peaceful environment. On the ocean side, large glass French doors open onto a deck offering wonderful views of the ocean, village, and mountainous coastline. Another set of glass doors open onto a lush private garden with a table, chairs and water feature. The room includes comfortable chairs for reading and relaxing. The small kitchenette is simple and ideal for those do not plan to cook a lot. It includes a refrigerator, microwave, sink, coffee pot, blender, pots/pans, cutlery, utensils, dishes, and hot plate. A beautiful wood armoire houses a small television and space for clothing. This level also has air conditioning and ceiling fans.

The Upper Level 2 is ideal for those whose emphasis would be on views over extensive cooking. It is $99-$135/night for two people. It is not available January 15 - March 15, 2015. $25/per person per day is charged for additional adults (beyond 2). There is no additional charge for a child. Maximum of three people.

The rooftop terrace has a breathtaking 360-degree view of the town, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Equipped with chaise lounges and a comfortable outdoor couch, it is ideal for sunbathing, reading, napping, and watching the sunset. While the Upper Levels 1 and 2 are private, this is a shared level.

An additional sleeping room off the garden/cobblestone entrance area is available for an additional $35/night. It includes a queen bed, armoire, chair and fans. It's one level up off of the street and is private.

Every level of the home has incredible views, but the rooftop is a favorite place to watch the sun rise, sip coffee, and listen to the town slowly waken. From our perch, we can watch whales migrate, hear the waves, see if the surf's up, and feel the pulse of Sayulita. In the evening, as the day slows, we drink margaritas, snack on tacos from the local stands, watch children play in the streets, and enjoy the sunset.

At night, you are minutes from Sayulita's vibrant night life where you can enjoy great restaurants and cafes, food stands that open only in the evenings and live music. And, every Monday is Salsa night at Don Pedros on the beach.

We keep our prices very reasonable for the quality and size of our house so that others can enjoy our wonderful location, home, and the fabulous village of Sayulita.

We hope you choose to stay at Casa Suerte (translated from Spanish: the House 'of' Luck). Welcome.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Laughlin and Adrienne Hill (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

About John Laughlin and Adrienne Hill

We live in Ashland, OR where we have lived for over 30 years. We met at Southern Oregon University where John was the Dean of the School of Business and I worked in Admissions as Associate Director. We share a love of Mexico-- its people and culture--and discovered the beautiful village of Sayulita while on a coastal trip we took with our friend, Nathan, while John was teaching at the university in Ashland's sister city, Guanajuato. We are active with SayulitAnimals and have rescued and placed over 24 puppies and dogs locally. We also own a seasonal cafe in Ashland, which we've had for 14 years, an on-line feather business, and own and manage several local properties.

John Laughlin and Adrienne Hill purchased this house in 2003

Why John Laughlin and Adrienne Hill chose Sayulita

Location! We immediately fell in love with Sayulita our first trip there and wanted to make it our home away from home. After looking at dozens of rentals and homes, decided that this house and its location were exactly what we wanted. We are both very view oriented and this house has great views of the village and ocean from every level. We also wanted a house close to the beach and the village cafes and shops so we could walk out our door and be at any of these places within an easy 1 to 2 minute stroll. And, we love great architecture and this house is beautiful, has great architectural detail and is solidly built. We bought the house directly from the owners who had it built for themselves and who put great care and love into each detail.

What makes this house unique

There are so many details about this house we love. I especially love the views from the upper level 2 bedroom as you lie on the bed. To my right I have a beautiful view of the ocean, and to my left a full view of our peaceful lush garden and water feature through the huge glass french doors. My husband loves the spacious front patio on the upper 1 level where he can perch and look out over the village and ocean and read. And we both love the rooftop patio which looks out over the entire area. It's great to watch the world wake up with your coffee, or watch it slowly quiet down as you sip your evening wine or margarita. During the day we bask on the rooftop in the sun and nap in the shade under the palapa. And I so love the unique little alcoves, arches, hand crafted counters, spiral copper faucets, and little details that are all over the house, inside and out.

And, of course we love the fact that we can walk to the beach in a couple minutes, or dash out to the store and be back in four or five minutes.

We also really appreciate that we are surrounded by families who have lived in Sayulita for generations. We've just had our house for about 12 years, but we feel a part of the community there, and love to hear bits of Spanish and laughter floating on the air.

We are also fortunate in that our house feels very safe and secure; I and my women friends are very comfortable staying alone here. Our manager and housekeeper grew up in Sayulita; they have many friends and neighbors who also keep an eye on our property adding a level of security for which we feel blessed.

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Sayulita's Favorite Beach & Plaza Home
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
Spokane, WA

Fantastic place, very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Casa Suerte is a GREAT PLACE to stay, it is a beautiful house in a beautiful location. I would like to stay at Casa Suerte full time. It is centrally located near the Sayulita city center and is just a short walk to the main beach. There are many good restaurants and bars in a wide variety of price ranges within a couple of blocks. It is quiet, extremely clean, well appointed, and has comfortable living spaces. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The view from the balconies and rooftop are fantastic and they are a great place to hang out. I would not hesitate to recommend Casa Suerte to anyone, I love it there!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kamloops, BC, Canada

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

First off our hosts were kind, thoughtful, and eager to make our 2 week stay at Casa Suerte as comfortable as possible, which they did. The location is in great proximity to town square and the view of the ocean from our suite was sublime. The 1st floor suite, with a full kitchen, had everything we required and more. Very comfortable, roomy, and the private outdoor shower was a real treat. We would happily return for another visit in the future. Great stay in a fantastic town.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great stay, even greater hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was for 10 days in Feb 2015, our arrival was simple and smooth as the hosts had provided us with detailed instructions on how to access the property, key location etc prior to our arrival. The location is great, a two minute stroll to the plaza and a 5 or so minute walk to the beach. The noise did not bother us, we were lucky enough to be there during Sayulita Days and what a great experience that was, view of the fair grounds, fireworks and the sights, sounds and smells of life in Mexico - an immersive experience which I would repeat in a heartbeat.

Maria the housekeeper was great and we had no issues that weren't looked after right away. I recommend this Casa to anyone wanting to stay in Sayulita, the noise I can see being a little much for some very light sleepers during Sayulita Days but we had no issue with it and I did not need to use my headphones to cancel sound as I had been during the beginning of our trip in another location in Mexico.

Great, helpful hosts, super property and great location. Would go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Port Coquitlam BC

Fantastic views from the rooftop terrace or the patio off the upper level studio

  • 4 of 5

The upper studio of Casa Suerte was our home in Sayulita for a week. An easy walk to the plaza, beach, taxis , the bus depot and all those restaurants . Everything in the unit was clean, easy to use or locate thanks to the info Adrienne had emailed.We had everything we needed for the week. This unit has a great cross-breeze if we left the doors open there was no need for the air conditioner. (on FridaySaturday when things got a bit loud at the bar down the street we shut the doors and turned on the air conditioner and the noise problem ) .The kitchenette (a hot plate,microwave and fridge) was all we needed for the few meals we prepared at "home". If we are back for a longer stay,I would probably book lower unit with the full kitchen and BBQ . Better yet bring more family and book both units.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Amazing views, great location, and comfortable living

  • 5 of 5

We rented both one bedroom studios for a week in Sayulita and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!! There are separate entrances to both studios so you have privacy in your home. The location was ideal for walking to the plaza and to the beaches. The service from the owners was top notch and they were quick to respond if we needed anything. The cleanliness of the house was great. The patios offered spectacular views of the nightly lightning storms that passed through. I highly recommend staying here while you're enjoying Sayulita, it takes the stress out of the trip!! I will be staying here on my next visit to Sayulita.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ashland, OR USA

Great Find!

  • 5 of 5

Over the past 10 years my wife and I have been coming to Sayulita in the winter to vacation. We typically rent a place on the beach but this year we decided to try something different and stay in town at Casa Suerte. I did have my doubts because of the noise that often accompanies the festivities but I was intrigued by the idea of being a stone's throw away from the Plaza. Casa Suerte, it turned out, is a little jewel nestled right into the fabric of town (you wouldn't know it). Carved into the hillside on a north-facing aspect, it is cool on hot days and weirdly quiet at night. I mean, there were the typical late night sounds of town but close the doors, turn on the fan, and drop into the king-sized bed and you would never know. Casa Suerte has four levels of which our rental was the second. It has a very large kitchen, beautifully designed bathroom, and a large terrace that looks out over the town and to the ocean beyond. At night we would climb up the spiral stairs to the rooftop terrace with a bottle of tequila and watch night settle over the Mexican coastline. One night we watched fireworks explode above San Francisco (San Pancho) to the north of town. Pretty fantastically romantic. When we were staying there, Adrienne and John were in the unit above. They are great people and made sure that we had everything we needed to make our stay worry-free. Great find!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerta Vallarta (PVR)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Punta Mita
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

A couple minutes from the beach, guests enjoy surfing and paddle boarding (lessons are available as well), sea kayaking and snorkeling. One may rent equipment in many places.

Yoga studios and classes are numerous as are Spanish classes.

One can take a boat from the beach for fishing, whale watching, and snorkeling, or go to Punta Mita or La Cruz for departure for similar tours. Many boats include trips to the Marietta Islands, a great place to swim and snorkel.

A favorite hike is a path that leads north through the jungle to San Pancho (town north of Sayulita) or one can also walk along the ocean and beaches to San Pancho. We like the jungle hike as it's very quiet and peaceful, with wildlife (coati, butterflies, birds) and wonderful ocean views at crests (and lots of shade).

For excellent live music, we have two recommendations. Don Pedros, a restaurant two blocks from our house on the beach, has wonderful live Cuban music every Monday night along with Salsa lessons and on Thursday nights Latcho and Andrea, 'The Blonde Gypsies,' perform. Additional live music is available in a beautiful venue on the beach at San Pancho where one can watch the sun set into the ocean and enjoy hundreds of birds in a fresh water lagoon while listening... semi wild horses often run on this beach adding to the magic and charm of the setting. Latcho and Andrea perform on Tuesdays, traditional Mexican/Mariachi music is on Thursdays and Cuban music is on Sundays (starting @ 6pm).

For a day trip, one can take the bus or taxi to Puerto Vallarta for shopping and sight seeing (Old Town is most interesting perhaps). From the PV area, one can take a boat out to Yelapa, a quiet beach community with nice beaches. Another day trip would be to rent a car and go to San Sabastian, a former mining town that once had 40,000 people, and now has less than 1,000. It's an interesting, historic mountain town about 1 hour from Sayulita in a very different environment (pine trees, higher altitude terrain, cooler). The largest city near Sayulita, Tepic, offers little of interest to us and is a fairly long drive (few hours), but near there is a beautiful lake formed in a crater that's quite nice.


Rates & Availability

From $99 Per night

Sayulita House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Spring season
Dec 14 2014 - May 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
low season
Jun 1 2015 - Nov 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
holiday rates
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40
Notes The rate for the whole house is $195/night (excluding holidays) which sleeps 6 people. The rate for each level of the two levels is $99/night each (excluding holidays) which sleeps two unless you add the extra bodega/lower bedroom. The rate for the extra bedroom to add on to either of the levels providing more sleeping space is $35/night. Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

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Sayulita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upper level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upper level 1-- bathroom is in a garden like setting
  • Wonderful tile and artisan crafted sinks and fixtures make these bathrooms unique. In addition, both bathrooms are in garden-like settings--very beautiful and spa-like.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • air mattress - 1 queen , A queen air mattress can be used on any level.
    Sleeping Room (bodega) - 1 queen , Room with queen bed above ground level, fans, windows.
    Lower Level - 1 queen , Ocean view from bed; full kitchen, bath, air conditioning
    Upper Level - 1 king , Ocean view from bed; kitchenette, full bath, a/c, fans
  • There are two primary living levels: the upper level 1 including a queen bed, full kitchen, full bath, large patio, ceiling fans and air conditioning; and the upper level with a king bed, small kitchenette, full bath, garden patio, deck, ceiling fans and air conditioning. There is also a bodega, or sleeping room, with a queen bed and armoire for additional sleeping space.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fully furnished house with quality furniture, antiques, and art, tile throughout, chaise lounges, bistro sets, ceiling and portable fans, quality linens, towels, soap, outdoor soaking tub/water feature, television (for movie viewing only), DVDs, garden(s) ample books for guests to read, board games, iron. Please bring your own shampoo, personal toiletries, and beach towels. We provide you with bottled water. A housekeeper comes three times a week and our manager checks in with you most mornings.

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