Brand New Designer Home - Oceanview & Heated Pool
About Dennis Duff
My wife, Joan, and I, Dennis, live most of the time in an area frequently referred to as the northern tip of the wine country in California, just above Napa Valley. I sold my Internet Marketing Company, my wife wound down her successful art business and we started buying property in beautiful Sayulita. We are semi-retired now, but still manage to keep busy with all our real estate projects, investments and family. We travel quite a bit together and with our two married daughters and their husbands and their growing families. One of our daughters is a successful Interior Architect in Los Angles who is married to an entrepreneur who is the majority owner and CEO of a major software company. The other daughter is an occupational therapist, whose husband is a Director of Photography for numerous TV shows. We are an active group. We all love to ski, hike, scuba dive, surf, bike, boat, ride motorcycles, and hang out together in beautiful environments. We are grandparents now with both daughters and are thoroughly enjoying this delightful new addition to our lives.
Dennis Duff purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Dennis Duff chose Sayulita
This property is right next door to two of our other properties - Casa Sonadora and Villa Colina and is a perfect compliment to both of those. It has great ocean views, is just steps from the beach and town center and has a great tropical feeling.
What makes this Villa unique
The location of Casa Carino is super convenient. I love being close to town, the beach and everything that is going on..........You can walk everywhere. A car is definitely not needed. The house is very comfortable with adequate indoor and outdoor living space, great views and a nice heated pool.
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Beautiful home in a beautiful town!
I cannot begin to express how lovely our experience was at Casa Carino! The house is gorgeous, incredibly furnished with comfortable beds (even great pillows!), beautiful art, lovely kitchen, perfect pool...
Ernesto is fantastic, and every other person we came in contact with was wonderful.
One teeny tiny suggestion - which is in no way a reflection on the owners of this home - is to bring ear plugs if you plan to go to bed before 2am. The sound of dance music from town floats right up the beautiful hillside and into the the upstairs bedrooms at night (even with doors closed and sound machines on). I imagine this is the case for any of the homes that are up above the town. An easy trade off, though, to have that view, be walking distance to EVERYTHING, yet still have a removed and very private feeling space. I hope to be back soon!
Great location. REALLY CAN walk to everything.
We loved our stay. The only recommendations would be to update the infant high chair and pack n play.
Great location, but issues with house and town
The location and house were great - the pool was great, most of the staff were prompt and helpful, and the location was ideally one block off town and beach.
Unfortunately, we had a burst hot water pipe for our entire stay, so no hot water. Limited response from the managers until our last day there, where they jackhammered the side of the house for 2+ hours.
Also, unrelated to the house but certainly related to the glowing description the owners give this town: February has a county fair in town, and an MC/music BLASTED up the hill to the house every night until ~1am. Earplugs and white noise still didn't fully cut the noise.
Finally, generally, read other reviews of Sayulita before traveling there, particularly regarding the unignorable trend of sickness clobbering the town. It must be the sewage and overpopulation of the area - whatever it is, our entire party got sick, as did the entire house next door (we all drank filtered water, were super careful, ate different things, etc). Having traveled to Mex, Bali, and several other 3rd world areas without any issues in my life, I'll unfortunately be advising everyone who will listen to stay away from Sayulita until they address this pervasive sewage/sicness outbreak in the town.
Charming home in beautiful Sayulita!!
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Carino. We had everything we needed- cold AC, dipping pool, hammock, kitchen, and plenty of space! Dennis and Ernesto were fantastic to us. Ernesto arranged anything we needed; transportation to and from airport, golf cart rental, and a stop at a beautiful marketplace. We are definitely going back to Sayultia!!
Beautiful house with views, pool and easy access to town
We had a wonderful experience at this home. It was beautiful with well appointed bedrooms, a lovely great room, two terraces, and a private pool - all with daily housekeeping and a groundskeeper. We were a short walk to town down a lovely path and enjoyed walking to the beach daily and then returning in the evenings for sunsets, dinners, and drinks. Our children (2 & 5) also loved the stay. The pool was very warm and they had space to explore. Thank you for a memorable vacation - we'll be back!
We spent a week here mid February. The house is quite lovely with fantastic art, comfortable beds and a a nice heated pool that is essential in February. Service was great and Ernesto helped us with several arrangements that were cheaper and top notch! The patios were very comfortable for the 4 of us. Also the house is on the side of town that gets shade in the late afternoon which was great in the heat of the day. A couple of cons - there is no oven. A gourmet kitchen should include an oven. Also it was lacking in cookware. One 8 inch fry pan was insufficient for the 4 of us. If you had a larger group than 4 cooking would be too problematic as everything seems to be sized for 2. Not to worry I bought a set of larger fry pans so if they keep them in the house future guests can at least fry more than 2 eggs at a time. Noise does seem to drift directly up from the couple of loud bars that are just down the hill. It did not bother us but if you require silence it might. Sayulita is a great beach town and we would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for your review. So glad you loved our house. I am sorry there was only one frying pan for your use. The last group that stayed there also stayed in our house next door and must have taken some of the cookware to that house. Did you ask Ernesto about that? We were down there last month and there was plenty of cookware for 6 of us for many meals. By the way, a group of us are working with the local authorities to curtail the loud bar music and expect positive results this coming week. Thanks again for staying with us. We hope to be able to serve you again at one of our Dreamer Circle Properties in Sayulita.
Golf (20 minutes), All Water Sports, Parasailing in Puerto Vallarta, and Jet Skiing, Local Art, Crafts, and Dances are an added attraction, Now add, Live Music, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Art classes