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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 as an option a personal chef 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 the staff, and all the shoppings for ingredients for meals plus drinks, snacks and fruit are done by the staff. Only liquor and wine is not included. Ask for details.

If you'd like to view the virtual tour, see the link at the end of this listing. Thanks!

Keywords: House, villa, rental, surf, beachfront, ocean, waves, Sayulita, Mexico,beach.

More Details

Shannon Poulsen
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Shannon Poulsen

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.

Shannon Poulsen purchased this villa in 2002

Why Shannon Poulsen 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Full laundry, BBQ, 24 hour Security, Daily Maid Service/Cook, Fresh Water, onsite manager, kayaks and surfboard.


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Fantastic Beachfront Villa A Surfer's Paradise, 60 minutes North of Sayulita
average rating of 4.714286 based on 49 reviews


  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really, really one of the best places to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Casa sonrisa is amazing! The view you have from the terrace and the 3 bedrooms is one of the best you will ever find.The 2 hour drive from Puerto Vallarta is easy and beautiful. No bars or nightlife nearby, which we liked. Only the sounds of all the birds, other animals and the waves. The community itself is maintained very, very well. The staff is always there when something is needed. The community pool under a 400 year old chalata tree makes it complete. The foodplan they offer is delicious, all fresh food, and more than enough. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in remote Mexico

  • 5 of 5

We (my husband and I and three teens + my mother) stayed at this home June 28-July2. Shannon was extremely helpful with all the information she gave us before we headed up to Punta El Custodio from Sayulita. The house is gorgeous. It is beautifully decorated and the kitchen came stocked with all the appliances we needed. All of the bedding and linens were very nice, beds were comfortable. We were there for the surf and it unfortunately was not quite working the first two days but the 3rd and 4th days we got some decent waves. We only saw other people surfing on the weekend. Perla our housekeeper was a pleasant surprise. We paid her to prepare two meals for us + homemade tortillas. We ended up getting 4 meals out of what she prepared for us. It was all excellent. The community pool was gorgeous and the dipping pool in the backyard was used a lot. It was definitely hot during the time we were there but we were in the water a lot so that helped. We all really enjoyed this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property in a quiet villa. The best thing about the place are the ocean views.

  • 5 of 5

The facilities are very comfortable. Very nice decor. I will be back

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding trip vacation

  • 4 of 5

My family and I rented this wonderful villa for a wedding trip to Mexico. I have visited this area several times but had never had the pleasure of actually staying in this villa. The accommodations were wonderful. We had 8 adults and while the smallest bedroom would work for children better we made the best of it. The dipping pool was great. When we were sitting enjoying the view a quick dip was all we needed to cool off. The views from the casita at the bottom of the stairs as well as the bedroom overlooking the pool were so beautiful. We were not able to use the wifi but we did not miss it at all. This truly is a place to go to unwind and leave the electronics behind. We had a few iguanas visit us while hanging out on the deck area! If there was one negative thing to say it would that there is not a good view of the amazing sunsets that this area has. If you are looking for a place off the beaten path where relaxing is your primary goal this is the place!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (3 teenagers) had a wonderful time staying here. We have also stayed in Sayulita and other locations in Nayarit, but this is my our new favorite. Be aware you are not in the commercial/tourist district, which made it great for us. Quick easy walk to the village for supplies or a meal at a restaurant. We did rent a car since we are familiar with the area and wanted to travel to Las Varas, Chacala and Guayabitos. As with most other reviews, we would definitely rent this gem again. While the wifi was inconsistent, I found that to be a PLUS. We went to this location to unplug and it worked. We boogie boarded, read books and listened to Juan Gabriel. The perfect vacation.

My kids are teenagers so it did not impact us. However, I might be a little concerned with the layout if my children were under five. Not that the place is unsafe, just that the rear patio area has lots of stairs and some areas with minimum railing may be a concern for some parents with younger children.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Playa Platanitos
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Plenty of Restaurants serving the fresh catch .
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Turtle Beach, and Playa Platanitos
Car: recommended

We are located on 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!

See a link below for a virtual tour!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We try our best to accommodate all guest inquires. Please feel free to send me your vacation budget, and I will see if we can make it happen. Ok!
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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.