My husband and I live in a country home situated on the Assiniboine River Valley on the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border in Canada. We enjoy travel, meeting people and learning about world cultures. Our two adult children and their partners have also traveled extensively. We have traveled together as a family to India, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Mexico. Now, in semi-retirement, we have decided to purchase a home in Sayulita - a place where we could spend time together as a family or on our own.
Jan Layh purchased this house in 2012
We fell in love with the 'feel' of Sayulita. The intimate small-town atmosphere of the community is the perfect fit for us and our family. We are 'small-town' people who take much pleasure in the arts, sports and adventure. Sayulita and area offers all of that. The down-town market, the art galleries, the cafes and cantinas, the beach activities and the hiking possibilities excited us. The proximity to the Puerta Vallarta airport and the amenities of the city were also a draw for our family.
When we decided to look for a property there were two important prerequisites for us. One was the necessity of an ocean view. Perhaps this comes from being prairie folk who are accustomed to a 'big' view of the sky. The other was the privacy that Casa OLayh offers, with enough space to house six-eight people comfortably.
We think we have the perfect spot - tucked at the end of a quiet, gated lane with a wonderful ocean view and only a short stroll to downtown.
We were caught by the design of the casa and the Mexican 'feel' of the house from the colour of the walls to the Mexican tiled floors. The open concept of the main living area that spills over to the terrace to meld the interior with the exterior was what we were looking for.
The upper floor that could be a separate living space or just another storey in the house was just right for our family and we thought it would be 'just right' for other families too. The kitchenette allows the upper floor guests the opportunity for a private breakfast or dinner. The large palapa & lounge area is perfect for an afternoon or evening get-together.
We have decided to add an additional bedroom/bathroom to the Casa. Also, we are excited for the addition of a large in-ground pool.