Just what we were looking for!
My daughter and I stayed for a week in Dec. 2011 at Lyn Hainstock's "Casa Dulces Suenos" in Sayulita, Nayarit.
The house itself is lovely, with a tropical entry garden, and 6 self-contained and roomy suites with cooking facilities. At the top level is a charming patio sitting area with view. Because the kitchen in our suite [Orchid] was so spacious and well-supplied, we were inspired to cook several dinners with local ingredients...fresh tuna, prawns, peppers, cilantro , lime and garlic... with a side of olive bread from a local bakery. And papaya for desert...
I think it was the location of our vacation home which added so much to the delight of spending a week in Sayulita. I felt that we were part of the surrounding countryside, first walking along the river, then heading through small Mexican neighbourhoods, at times greeting local residents with "Buenas Tardes", before reaching our front gate. The walk home is short, but it does remove one from the noises of town and allows one to wake with the sound of roosters rather than all-night revellers.
Lyn [who seasonally occupies a suite in the house] was always available to give us suggestions. In fact, on our first day, she took me grocery shopping and gave me a tour of the town in her car - which was extremely helpful in getting oriented. In the suite is a very helpful binder with suggestions for local restaurants, excursions around town etc., but I found it was wonderful to be able to count on the resources that Lyn and asst. manager Eduardo were able to personally share with us. We were treated to several excursions with Lyn driving to near-by towns to attend amazing local markets, plus a guided walk to an isolated and pristine beach with Eduardo that would have been difficult to find on our own.
And did I mention Chihuahuas? Lyn has 3 of the most adorable small dogs who helped cure me from missing our own dog too much.
Sayulita is a delightful destination, but the chance to stay at Casa Dulces Suenos definitely made our week a most enjoyable experience.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Hi Erica,
Really enjoyed having you and Alisa stay with us. And so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
The drive out to Los Muertos beach that evening was certainly exciting!
Hope to see you again sometime.
Have a great year and travel safely. Lyn
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