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Julie S

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish

Luxury and privacy 20% off until Oct 1st, 5 night minimum

18 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Sayulita House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 9

Welcome to Ventana al Mar, Window to the Sea, A Sayulita luxury vacation rental. Ventana al Mar offers a beautiful 4 bedroom, 5 bath, architecturally designed home.

Decorated in a relaxed, tropical style, beautiful colors, local art, iron work and artistic tile work run throughout the house. You will experience expansive ocean views from the house. Each of the 4 bedrooms offers privacy, with it’s own bathroom and terrace, as well as ceiling fans, air conditioning and screened windows for your sleeping comfort. The large, open living room, under a soaring 30 foot palapa, is the perfect place to relax with family and friends, have a movie night, play games or simply watch the sunset over the blue pacific.

The kitchen and dining areas are outfitted with everything you will need to make delicious meals. Enjoy a leisurely dinner, seated at the beautiful hand-crafted copper dining table. Not in the mood to cook? Let us arrange for a local personal cook for beautiful Mexican meals and the ultimate vacation!

Ventana al Mar boasts one of Sayulita's state of the art salt water pools. The private tropical grounds surrounding the pool area are filled with palms, red ginger, bananas bougainvillea and heliconia. There is a shady poolside palapa, built-in gas barbeque, outdoor sink, refrigerator and shower. The perfect spot to blend up some margaritas and grill some of the local catch of the day or just lounge poolside with one of the many books the house has to offer.

Ventana al Mar is located on the quiet and tranquil north end of Sayulita. A 3 minute walk down a cobblestone path takes you to the beach and a 15 minute walk takes you to town.

Depending on your individual needs, there are numerous car rental agencies available or we can arrange for round-trip airport pick up, along with a grocery stop.

House features English and Spanish speaking property manager to greet you and familiarize you with the house, available to you and your guests during your stay, for assistance and services as needed, Maid service Monday to Saturday, Purified water system for the entire house, Air conditioning and ceiling fans in all bedrooms, Pillow top mattresses 3 kings, one queen and one twin beds, 100% high quality cotton sheets and towels, Beach towels, umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards, ice chest, Fully equipped kitchen, basic spices and staples included, Built-in gas barbeque, 2 televisions, DVD player, High speed WiFi, Free calls to the US and Canada, IPOD Docking station, Security doors safes in all bedrooms, and Covered parking area.

Other services available at extra cost include Airport transport, Shopping, where you make us a list and arrive to a fully stocked kitchen, Massage, Yoga classes, Catering from local restaurants and Cook service.

Children are welcome at Ventana al Mar, however, please be aware that like many villas in Sayulita, there are low balconies, therefore toddlers and small children require special attention.

Keywords: Villa

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie S (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish

About Julie S

Doug owns and operates an electrical contracting business and Julie is a registered nurse working in OB services. We live in Santa Barbara, California, have 3 kids and a 6 year old grandson and a 3 year old granddaughter!! We love to work in the garden, hike in the mountains, cook, travel, spend time with our families and relax when we can! We love Mexico and have traveled to many different areas over the years. We especially like exploring new places and brushing up on our Spanish!

Julie S purchased this house in 2006

Why Julie S chose Sayulita

We first visited Sayulita in 2003 and found what has become our second home. We immediately feel in love with the whole laid back vibe and feeling of family the town had to offer. We had talked for many years about living out of the US and finally found our spot. We had a 12 year old at the time and we really appreciated the family friendliness of Sayulita. We looked at many homes for sale during that time but in the end decided to purchase our lot, which has an incredible view, and create our own space. With the help of a talented architect/builder and Doug's many years in the contracting business we spent a year and a half building Ventana and enjoyed the adventure immensely.

What makes this house unique

Our home sits just up from the beach road so it is an easy walk down to the beach but because it sits up above the road we get wonderful breezes and incredible views. Our neighborhood on the north end is perfect for us. It is close enough to walk to town but far enough away from all the noise of the cars and late night bars. Some days we never leave the house!

This year (2013) we added a beautiful fourth bedroom on the top floor with a spectacular view of the entire bay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Within 10 minutes of arrival I knew we had picked the right place after our kids commented, "this is going to be the best vacation!" while taking in the spectacular ocean view from the living room. We all converged from so. California, Utah and Seattle to celebrate our daughter's 30 birthday....a special week for family time and it turned out to be so much more than we had ever expected. We each had our own private en suite, the best-view-ever kitchen for cooking, and comfortable, open living room for quiet evenings of talk, games and reading. We absolutely loved Sayulita and we absolutely loved Ventana al Mar! Again, I knew we had picked the right place when only half-way through our stay our daughter commented, "I can definitely come back here!" Thank you, Julie, for sharing your beautiful villa with us! We will be back!
Jan 2013
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Luxury and privacy 20% off until Oct 1st, 5 night minimum
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Incredibly amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Ventana was so so outstanding. Anytime you book on line without ever viewing you take a chance and a risk that it wont be all that is advertised to be, Ventana exceeded all of our expectations, we were 4 couples (8 guests). From the moment we opened the beautiful entrance doors we knew we found a slice of tropical heaven. The property is immaculately maintained daily, lush gardens and clean clean premises. Each room was magazine perfect with incredible views, privacy and bathrooms attached to each bedroom which was an awesome feature that we didn't even think about when we booked, you could unpack and stay unpacked as the space was yours inclusively. The home was designed so well, we enjoyed sitting in the many open areas, watching the ocean, drinking morning coffee, having dinner, watching sunsets and just truly enjoying our vacation as a group of friends. The pool is awesome, very clean and a great temperature, we used the poolside grill many times, it was immaculately clean. The staff, pancho and Maria was there daily and we fell in love with both, they work hard and do an amazing job. Everything we needed was at ventana our entire group had zero complaints. We chose to rent 2 golf carts as the house is up a step hill, however, for the first couple days we just walked, it was good exercise and we were only about 10-15 mins to the heart of sayulita. After spending 2 weeks in the area north sayalita was DEFINATELY the better spot to be, It's quiet but close enough to anything you want and the area seems nicer. The owner had recommended a driver to collect us from the airport and the pricing was awesome, with a pit stop to mega for a shop on the way. We actually used the drivers services for the remainder of our trip and he was easy to get short notice and had decent English. He moved us from ventana to our second house, took us to rincon guyabitos for a day trip and returned us the PV airport at the end of our stay. I highly recommend ventana and can't wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Accommodations for family Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Ventana al Mar for the Christmas holiday and absolutely loved this property! There were 10 of us from 10 months old to 65 years young and a wonderful time was had by all. There were 3 couples, two little ones, and two 'tweenagers' and we all had our own separate spaces (levels of the house, even with everyone having their own private outdoor sitting areas) so we were very comfortably spread out. Each room has its own safe and a/c which was nice. The pool was wonderful, common areas were super comfortable, and the views and openness of the house were just stunning. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the staff here - Arely prepared a couple of OUTSTANDING meals for us, the daily maid service was really nice and the grounds and property were kept up so nicely. We've been to Sayulita a few times before and this is definitely our favorite property. The location is great but definitely rent a golf cart to make trips to the center super quick. We love so many restaurants here - Calypso, Sayulita Cafe, La Catrina, Aalyeah's Nachos, literally any taco stand. All so yummy. But was also really nice to eat a home a few times with such a large group during the busy holidays. Highly recommend Ventana al Mar and the staff here - you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
5

Perfection! Our own private oasis.

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Ventana Al Mar and had basically a dream vacation. We knew the minute we opened the doors to the house that it was going to be AMAZING! It felt almost like we were entering another world. The pictures you have don't do it justice. The house was so welcoming and what a view.

Your kitchen is so well stocked with very nice pots, pans, dishes, etc. We were surprised to find so many extras we rarely find in houses. For the family, there were all of the games to play and great books to read. The beach chairs and umbrellas made going to the beach so relaxing.

The area by the pool - with BBQ and fridge - were perfect compliments. We grilled fresh fish and has margaritas and beers by the pool on more than one occasion.

It was perfect for kids and adults alike. You guys have thought of everything. We couldn't have been happier.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views, beautiful home, beautiful people!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Ventana al Mar...first time since the addition of the fourth bedroom. We stayed for two weeks. Wow; what a view! Even the ceiling of the upstairs bedroom is gorgeous; I hardly wanted to get out of bed....but then sitting in a lounge chair on the deck drinking coffee was pretty fabulous too. This home is so beautiful!

Doug and Julie have thought of everything. The staff are lovely...Maria and Pancho checked on our needs daily. The air conditioning went out in the casita one day and Arely had someone there to fix it promptly. Every bedroom has an attached bathroom with an outdoor private shower. The pool area has it's own refrigerator to keep our beer cold and a grill to cook up the fish we collected from the morning market. The indoor kitchen has all the conveniences of home; great cookware and beautiful dishes.

We enjoyed the privacy offered in this home as well as the amazing views! It's a hot walk into town in the summer so we rented a golf cart to make those trips easier. Sayulita is a small town, perfect for a relaxing vacation. Just a short walk down to the beach with backpack chairs available at the house.

We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California
5

Extreme Luxury in Sayulita ~~~!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week with our friends here. Everything about our stay was easy, comfortable and so very delightful! It was HOT for our stay, but the house and pool were sooo cool! The attention to detail is seen in the management, the design and pure hospitality of what we experienced here.

The location is quiet, a bit away from town, but a short walk to the beautiful beaches and warm ocean. We had a car and drove to different surf spots. It was handy to have for our activities (and the air conditioning)! The town is simple, colorful and so welcoming. We found fantastic food everywhere we dined.

The private areas of the house are colorful and so creatively arranged. The beds were perfect for us and each room had a safe and everything you needed to feel secure and pampered. The public areas had so many perfectly arranged intimate gathering spots! There is a great information book with suggestions, we found it helpful. Julie and Doug really created a fantastic oasis.

We hope you get a chance to experience Ventana al Mar, it's everything we could imagine it to be and more!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thousand Oaks, CA
5

Tucked away hidden paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We immensely enjoyed our stay at Ventana Al Mar. From the minute we walked thru the front entrance, it felt as though we had arrived to a hidden paradise, with lush planting and spectacular views. The house itself was spacious, well maintained and equipped with every possible ammenity. It was a relaxing and memorable stay. Our family highly recommends this hidden treasure to everyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Car: not necessary

Sayulita has something for everyone! you can do as much or as little as you like! There are fantastic beaches, jungle walks, birding, surfing, SUP, fishing, horseback riding, Zip line, golf, incredible restaurants, galleries, shopping, yoga and spa services. Or just relax at Ventana's private pool or on the beach with a good book!

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Rates & Availability

Sayulita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
High Season 2016-2017
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Years 2016
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellations received earlier than 90 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund less a $100.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations received later than 90 days prior to the arrival date will result in a forfeiture of the entire amount paid for the stay unless the house is re-rented for your canceled dates. Winter Holidays and SpringBreak or bookings over 2 weeks require 120 day cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sayulita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Beautifully tiled with views to the outside and rainfall shower heads
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) in with one of the kings, Baby Cribs (2) pack and play. We can sleep more than 9 if they are kids, so please ask
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Water purification system for the entire house, Security doors and safes in all bedrooms. Daily maid service, No Smoking in house

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