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Fantastic Beachfront Villa A Surfer's Paradise, 60 minutes North of Sayulita

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertable beds 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Bienvenida a Casa Sonrisa

Come discover a hidden paradise, and experience the life of private luxury. Casa Sonrisa is a beachfront villa with a stunning setting and incomparable views. Our rates include a full time maid service which adds to the relaxation. Our manager also offers an option a personal cook service, see below.

Enjoy wonderful, uncrowded surf out your backdoor and beach comb miles of pristine coastline along a protected Turtle Reserve. Relax poolside, have delicious meals prepared for you and meditate to the soothing sound of the waves beneath.

Come for the rhythm of nature, escape from the traffic, tourists and high prices to another world. Come for the real, enchanting Mexico. Stroll through the small villages, go to a fiesta, learn a little Spanish and embrace the wonderful people.

At Punta el Custodio we offer a food plan at $230 USD per adult per week, children 5-12 $115 USD. This includes 3 meals a day, prepared by your personal maid/cook, and all the shoppings for ingredients for meals plus drinks, snacks and fruit are done by the staff. Only liquor and wine are not included. If you want the food plan you are required to take it for minimum number of 3 days within a row. Ask for details.

More Details

Michel Striekwold
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Michel Striekwold

My name is Michel Striekwold. Originally from Holland, I moved to mexico to live and work over here in 2006. In 2008 I started my own villa rental company in Puerto Vallarta. In 2009 I visited Punta el Custodio for the first time, me and my little family were invited to spend the weekend with one of the owners. From the moment we entered the gate we knew we were in a very special place.. We have spent more than 40 weekends or more since then in all the 14 houses at Punta el Custodio, and every time again we feel we are in paradise. Since 2012 I focus only on 8 villa rentals at Punta el Custodio, Casa Sonrisa is 1 of them.

Michel Striekwold purchased this villa in 2002

Why Michel Striekwold chose Compostela

We chose just North of Sayulita for the Enchanting Location and the wonderful, friendly people, and surfing, surfing surfing! It really does not get any better than this!

Our kids prefer being in Mexico, and the villa over anywhere else.

When you are enjoying a stay in Villa Sonrisa, you will feel completely welcome and right at home. A very private, upscale yet back to nature adventure.

We searched high and low and when we found this place we fell in love!

What makes this villa unique

We surf daily in uncrowded, consistant waves. Our kids love the friendly locals and the food is just too yummy!

Turtle season is enchanting, this place is like living the discovery channel!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Shannon... We just arrived home late last night after an awesome vacation at your home in platanitos! Lizeth prepared a great welcome dinner....arrived at 6ish. The house is amazing! Views extraordinaire ! Shopped at mega.... Beforehand.... Ate fish and fresh tortillas I bought from Saul at restaurants Ruiz ... Became friends. Excursions to see liberation of tortugas... Kayaked, bogged, hiked to the two beaches north.... Desolate....magical. San blas, sayulita, San pancho.... And so many memories in between! Games, ukelele( brought mine).....tequila, beer and Santa even showed up ! Soooo much close, family time!

Liseth was great , came most days, cooked twice..... We had good conversation. House was more than we expected.

Dec 2015
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Compostela Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathroom 1 and 2 are master suites, private. The 3rd full bath is shared with 3rd and 4th bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Another master suite w same views and sea below...WOW!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A private master suite, wonderful views and sea just below.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Attached to full bath, small, comfy :) 2nd bed can be moved.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This wonderful room. Views, attatched Jack & Jill fullbath.
  • Matrimonial size beds, 1 in each room, 4th bedroom(very small room) has a twin trundle bed which sleeps 2.A new pack and play is available to use as a crib.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
We have 3G cellular access* in some parts of the villa, with no limitations and at no cost to renters. 3G allows Internet access, at slower than U.S. speeds but adequate for email and light browsing. Mexico data plans are now offered by many U. S. and Canadian cellular carriers, either at a reasonable additional cost, or already included in your existing plan. The 3G signal varies over the course of the day, with best receptions early AM’s and late PM’s when the cellular towers are not overloaded. We highly recommend that you contact your cellular carrier and activate a Mexico data plan that meets your needs. This way, you will be able to access the Internet on your cellular devices, or you can use your smart phone as a mobile “hotspot” so that you can access the Internet on non-cellular devices such as laptops and tablets. If you plan to run an Internet-dependent business while you are at Casa Sonrisa: do not rent this villa,


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Fantastic Beachfront Villa A Surfer's Paradise, 60 minutes North of Sayulita
average rating of 4.75 based on 54 reviews

Quiet adventure awe inspiring views

  • 5 of 5

Tropical paradise untouched

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slave Lake, Alberta. Canada

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

Not sure reviews or pictures do justice to the property? Casita is stunning, master has best sunrise views, patio looks down 17km of deserted beach, house opens up to let all the breezes flow. Perla cooks great authentic Mexican food, Wendy keeps everyone organized and looks after the details. All you have to do is eat, relax, walk the beach, lay by the pool and repeat. This is the best of non-resort vacationing. No crowds, no beach peddlers and you have to be willing to commit to entertaining yourselves. Countryside is real Mexico with every fruit and vegetable being grown you can think of. True farm to table with a little spice...

Bring cards, sandals, Yahtzee, a few good books and a cell plan.

Have been to every resort area in Mexico and will never go to another, off the beaten path to spots like this was a much better vacation for us.

My measure of a vacation is always would you go to same place twice, this is one of the few the answer is yes!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Randy, Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa sonrisa, and that Wendy and Perla took good care of you! We hope to see you back in the future!
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  • 5 of 5

Michel and Shannon, Our stay at Casa Sonrisa really was a glimpse of paradise! The grounds were gorgeous, the view was magnificent, the ocean and the beach were delightful...warm water, perfect boogie boarding waves, sandy bottom (no rocks/no urchins), and the pool was great for the kids...a little chilly for me. Your home was just right for us....Great towels/bedding, comfortable sitting arrangements and of course, Perla and her crew were the best. They prepared delicious, healthy meals for us and kept everything neat and tidy. They really made my vacation so restful! Not having to think about food preparation does a mother's heart good! My only complaints would be that the kayak had a leak, and the paddle was broken and the noseeums! We'd heard about them but didn't take a precautions...and we all itched like crazy! Thank you for our Merry Christmas vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Casa Sonrisa - it is a gorgeous spot, amazing food, and a completely relaxing, carefree week.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Sonrisa for 12 nights, I love this place!!!! Perla is wonderful. Bring your bug spray.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Playa Platanitos
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Plenty of Restaurants serving the fresh catch .
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Turtle Beach, and Playa Platanitos
Car: recommended

We are located in front of a beautiful quiet beach, which is also an official turtle reserve. During the nesting season you may visit the turtle research camp. Here you can experience the hatching and the release of these endangered animals. This is a truly memorable experience.

Perhaps you would like to enjoy fishing, whale watching, bird watching or even horseback riding on the beach? The possibilities of a new adventure are endless.

Our family's favorite days are busy with walking and exploring the little pueblas, surfing or hiking to a wonderful waterfall. Let your imagination run wild!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

As a guest of Villa Sonrisa, you will feel right at home, with plenty of privacy, yet still all the assistance you desire available, just around the corner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.