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Iris Buchanan

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch

Casa Escondida, Your Private and Intimate Tropical Hideaway

16 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Sayulita House Rental Photos and Description

1 BR w/1 King and 1 Full, 1 BA, Full Kitchen, Ocean View, Private Pool & Garden

BIENVENIDOS a Casa Escondida, your private and intimate tropical hideaway with private pool, garden, and views of the ocean, bay, and hills. "Escondida" means "hidden" and is an appropriate name for this small but elegant home. It is nestled in the hills and surrounded by a tropical garden. Consider yourself "lost" or "found" at this little retreat, which will be yours alone, where you can unwind, play, celebrate, or all of the above in an easy-going environment with beautiful views.

Casa Escondida is located in the exclusive Pedregroso neighborhood on the quiet north side of Sayulita. It is steps away from the most private and pristine end of Sayulita’s beautiful beach and within walking distance of the lively town center. After a 10-minute walk along the palm-lined beach or newly paved road you will find the first restaurants, shops, and surf break. Casa Escondida's proximity to the center of town is one of its attractions. It is close enough to walk to everything that Sayulita has to offer yet far enough to escape the hustle and bustle and find peace and tranquility.

Casa Escondida accommodates a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 small children. The large bedroom has a king-sized bed and a double-sized bed. The double is built into a nook and perfect for 1 or 2 small children, or for day-dreaming. The room is air-conditioned and stylishly furnished with handmade local furniture and regional artwork. The bathroom has a spacious walk-in shower and the open-air kitchen is modern and fully equipped. If you prefer not to cook and stay at home, arrangements can be made to have a delicious home-cooked meal delivered. The pool in front of the house is about 5' deep and includes a small wading/sitting/splash area. The patio is equipped with chairs, lounge chairs, and sun umbrella.

Regardless of whether you are inside, outside, or in the pool you will have fabulous views of the ocean, bay, and sunset.

Casa Escondida offers:

* Views of the ocean, bay, and hills

* 1 Bedroom suite with king-sized bed, built-in double-sized bed and en-suite bathroom with spacious walk-in shower

* Portable baby/toddler crib

* A/C in the bedroom

* Ceiling fans in the bedroom and kitchen

* Screened windows and doors

* Safe, large enough to store a laptop

* Top quality mattresses

* 100% High quality cotton sheets, bathroom towels, and beach towels

* Private and quiet location

* Private pool

* Purified water

* Fully equipped open-air kitchen

* WiFi

* Stereo with CD player and I-pod docking station

* Board games

* Pool floats

* Tropical garden

* Fire pit

* Private off-street parking

* English/Spanish speaking property manager who is available during your entire stay for assistance and services

* Maid service every other day

* Free local calls

Services available at additional cost:

* Airport transportation

* Car rental or golf car rental

* Baby gear rental

* Grocery shopping

* Home-cooked meals delivered or prepared in Casa Escondida's kitchen

* Laundry service

Beautiful SAYULITA is Mexico at its best and CASA ESCONDIDA simply complements this. Together they hold every promise for an unforgettable vacation and a perfect retreat to come back to year after year.

R E N T A L R A T E S

US$165/nt US$1,100/wk

US$200/nt US$1,350/wk Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

US$250 Damage deposit, refunded in 2 weeks after departure less any damages to the property.

A reservation is confirmed after receipt of the signed rental agreement and deposit, which is 50% of the total rent. The remaining balance and the US$250 refundable damage deposit are due 45 days prior to arrival.

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITHOUT A FEE

· Personal checks drawn from a US bank account; one check for the 50% deposit, one check for the balance, and one check for the refundable damage deposit. The check for the damage deposit will simply be returned to you if there are no damages.

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITH A FEE

We will inform you of any payment fees we have incurred and they will be deducted from your refundable damage deposit.

· E-check through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/150901). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site.

· Credit Card payment through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/150901). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site and we are charged a 2.9% credit card usage fee.

· Paypal (often there is NO FEE). My account is irismbuchanan@yahoo.com.

· Wire transfer from bank account to bank account. Sending bank and receiving bank will charge fees. Please ask for our bank details.

· US$ Bank draft or US$ money order from a US bank or foreign bank. The issuing bank will charge a fee.

Any credit card, Paypal, or bank fees are deducted from the damage deposit.

5-Night minimum stay. Fewer nights are available when there are 4 or less nights available in between two confirmed reservations. Please check our online-availability calendar or feel free to ask.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Iris Buchanan (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch

About Iris Buchanan

We are a small family of three; Iris, Thom and son Max.

Thom is from Cupertino, CA, a general contractor and founder of Hammerhouse Construction, Inc. Iris is from The Netherlands and has a background in finance. We love designing and building and are currently remodeling our 100+ year old fixer-upper in San Francisco, CA.

Iris Buchanan purchased this house in 2007

Why Iris Buchanan chose Sayulita

When our son Max was only 3 months old we traveled to Sayulita for our first family vacation. At the very end of Calle Loma Linda we rented a vacation home with beautiful views of the ocean and an empty lot below ...

It was 2002. We were in the midst of the financial crisis and there was no way then that we could afford to buy a home in San Francisco ~ but maybe an empty lot in Mexico?

We fell in love with Sayulita and kept wondering about that lot. We were in Sayulita for a week or so but before we left we were the proud owners of an empty L-shaped lot. Now the dreaming could start!

In 2007 we built Casa Escondida on the top part of the L-shaped lot. A one-bedroom casita ideal for the three of us to stay and share on vrbo.com/150901 with couples and other small families. The dreaming continued and in 2012 we built Villa Yerbabuena on the lower part of the lot.

When we designed and built our homes we always had the privacy, comfort and needs of our family and friends in mind; Casa Escondida is a wonderful and peaceful place to play and relax. Nuestra casa es su casa!

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

Casa Escondida, Your Private and Intimate Tropical Hideaway
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
5

Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I LOVED Casa Escondida... it was perfect for us, 2 adults, 2 kids... the view was amazing and it has everything you need. The town is beautiful and peaceful, lots of things to do in and around Sayulita. We highly recommend this home... we will for sure be back very soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Even better than we imagined!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 nights at Casa Escondida in mid-May. We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. This rental is pure heaven! The photos are very accurate, yet don't begin to really showcase this property! The view of the ocean is pure bliss. The pool is perfect...not too big and not too small. The home has everything we needed to be very comfortable for our stay. The kitchen is well-equipped. We stopped (have Iris arrange for transport from/to the airport...Javier will stop at the Mega market so you can shop for groceries) for supplies and made most breakfasts and lunches at home. The open air kitchen is dreamy!

Here are the main highlights:

The king sized bed is very comfortable.

The home is clean and well maintained.

The staff - Maru, Omar and Patty - were beyond lovely and not ever in the way.

The owner- Iris - is the most efficient and pleasant person I've ever rented from...and we have stayed in rentals in the US, Puerto Rico and Europe. She always answered my questions promptly and with extra information. She has this down!

The air conditioning works beautifully! Feels great after a hot day at the beach.

The neighborhood is safe, private and quiet.

Purified drinking water at the house.

A kitchen where you can truly cook meals, if you'd like. Though fish tacos are cheap...and delicious!

Things to keep in mind:

The walk to town is about a mile. Cobblestone roads or the beach. The walk isn't terribly difficult, but if you aren't up to this simply rent a golf cart.

The bathroom is open air. The shower has an open wall. It's very private, but not for everyone. We loved it! Just keep the bathroom door closed to keep the mosquitoes out of the main bedroom.

Sayulita is a super cool town. The residents were very friendly. We felt very safe, even when walking back to the house in the late evening.

Casa Escondida is wonderful!

We couldn't have been happier with our choice.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can we go back yet?!

  • 5 of 5

My Fiance and I just returned from Casa Escondida and it was truly magical! We were in Sayulita for our friends wedding and being freshly engaged ourselves, wanted to stay out of the middle of town. We found our little oasis! The communication and set up with Iris was super easy, and Maru and Paty (the "house" manager and cleaning lady) were also amazing. The Casa is perfect for two, the large studio like bedroom had a powerful and much needed AC unit that was effective and perfect for the nights. The kitchen has everything you'll need and the pool is perfect...there is even a slice of the ocean view. We did rent a golf cart for our trip as the wedding festivities were all over the town. The price was about $50 a day and SO worth it, we were able zip around all over, we used Town Around golf carts- they were great as well. If you're thinking about Sayulita, DO IT! The people are great and this Casa was exponentially better than our expectations. We felt safe the whole time, it's gorgeous and Iris/Maru are wonderful and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Just so great.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little hideaway for two. (I guess you could add a kid.)

Driving the little road up to the casa is a little bit of a thrill (very steep), but once you're there you will never want to leave.

We stayed a week and when the last day rolled around we were so bummed to leave.

Sayulita is fun, but the biggest kick we got was visiting the little villages north of there. And then to come back to Casa Escondida. Perfect day! Be sure to rent a car --- totally worth it and very safe.

The owner (Iris) and the help were all terrific. Thanks again Iris!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle
5

Private Tropical Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in several rentals in Sayulita and this is our favorite. It was really a little oasis and we loved the outdoor kitchen and having the ability to dive in the pool and then walk right into the kitchen to grab a drink. The kitchen has everything you'll need to make a meal. The pool is lovely, it is surounded by jungle-like folliage, many beautiful birds and butterflies. There is also a nice view of the water and the sunsets are not to be missed. The bedroom was large and comfortable with air conditioning and I always love an open- air shower. It is about a mile to walk into the middle of town, or main beach. We walked in a couple times per day, and in the evening, if it was late, we would grab a taxi back, which was just a couple dollars. Perfect for a couple's get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wellington, Nre Zealand
5

Awesome Casa

  • 5 of 5

All the reviews of this place are just so true - Casa Escondida is truly awesome. Our first time to Mexico for a family wedding and a number of Casa were rented by the guests. This place won hands down for its fabulous quiet location, privacy and cleanliness, quality Mexican décor, together with excellent communication from the owner and property manager. Was fabulous to have our own beautiful pool, an extremely well equipped and functional outdoor kitchen and the day bed was great for the odd siesta!

Great place to unwind after spending time eating and shopping in the hustle and bustle of the town - recommend hiring a golf cart for a novel (for us Kiwis) and fun way of getting around.

Loved it - thanks Iris

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 200
Car: not necessary

The town of Sayulita is a charming fishing village, about a 35-minute drive away on Highway 200 through a lush mountain rainforest north from Puerto Vallarta. Low-key tourism and a traditional pueblo life-style go hand in hand in this picturesque village. On the palm-tree lined beach you find lounge chairs and sun umbrellas for rent, beach cafés and restaurants, surf schools, and local fisherman who will take you fishing or bring you to pristine snorkeling areas. The ocean is great for splashing, swimming, and offers first-class surfing. Scattered through town are wonderful restaurants, many of them serving savory local dishes, others serving international cuisine such as Italian, French, Chinese, and Argentinean. There are boutiques, small grocery stores, internet cafes, a library, medical center, pharmacies, and a few family-operated tour operators offering jungle trips, mountain biking, kayaking, zip line adventures, horseback riding, visits to neighboring colonial towns and ancient pre-Columbian petroglyphs. In the center of town is a charming plaza where the locals and tourists linger in the evening. Depending on the season you may witness colorful fiestas and religious celebrations.

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Rates & Availability

Sayulita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,350
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 24 2016
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,350
 
 
New Year's
Dec 25 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,350
 
 
Easter
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$165
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITHOUT A FEE
· Personal checks drawn from a US bank account; one check for the 50% deposit, one check for the balance, and one check for the refundable damage deposit. The check for the damage deposit will simply be returned to you if there are no damages.

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITH A FEE
We will inform you of any payment fees we have incurred and they will be deducted from your refundable damage deposit.
· E-check through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/150901). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site.
· Credit Card payment through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/150901). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site and we are charged a 2.9% credit card usage fee.
· Paypal (often there is NO FEE). My account is irismbuchanan@yahoo.com.
· Wire transfer from bank account to bank account. Sending bank and receiving bank will charge fees. Please ask for our bank details.
· US$ Bank draft or US$ money order from a US bank or foreign bank. The issuing bank will charge a fee.


Any credit card, Paypal, or bank fees are deducted from the damage deposit.

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:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower.
  • Traditional Mexican tile details. Large walk-in shower, high ceilings, 100% cotton towels, complimentary soaps, plenty of space for toiletries, first-aid kit, iron.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double
  • Spacious bedroom with high ceiling, ample closet space, A/C, ceiling fan, screened windows and doors, top quality mattresses, 100% cotton linens, decorated with colorful Mexican art and furnishings. Casa Escondida accommodates a maximum of 2 adults and 2 small children. Casa Escondida can be rented together with adjacent Villa Yerbabuena. Please check vrbo 436456 for information and availability.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
* View of the ocean, bay, and hills * Near the beach * Private pool with wading/sitting area * Private and quiet location * Completely walled/fenced property * A/C in the bedroom * Ceiling fans * Screened windows and doors * Safe large enough to store a laptop * Top quality mattresses * Purified water * I-pod docking station, CD player * Board games * Tropical garden * Fire pit * English/Spanish speaking property manager available during your entire stay for assistance and services * Maid service every other day or daily upon request for an added charge * Free local calls * Services at additional cost: - Airport transportation - Grocery shopping - Home-cooked meals - Laundry Service - Massage

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