|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Casita Azulejos in Sayulita Mexico, is unique as one of the oldest houses in Sayulita, well known in the community as an integral part of local history.
The house has been tastefully upgraded, taking care to preserve the original Sayulita style. It still retains the rustic charm of handmade dishes and molcajete (traditional mortar and pestle) with the addition of modern amenities
Coming up the street the first thing you notice is a jungle of mango, avocado, bougainvillea and palms hanging over the terra cotta garden walls.
A gateway flanked by pillars lead from the street to a winding staircase through the Garden, revealing a house with a palapa-covered veranda.
Casita Azulejos is a two-bedroom, one-bath home with an open floor plan that unites the kitchen, dining and living rooms. Traditional handmade tile floors throughout provide rustic comfort with authentic charm.
Located on a neighborhood street at the south end of Sayulita, Casita Azulejos provides a cozy sanctuary 2 blocks from the beach, and a 4-minute walk to the plaza at the center of town.
Cleaning staff and custom fridge stocking is offered for an additional fee. Please inquire.
Keywords: Surf, beach,Casita,palapa,hammocks,traditional,old style,artistic,BBQ,outdoor shower,jungle gardens,bungalow
I am a native of San Francisco, living just north in Marin County, California. I grew up hearing my mother tell tales of living in Mexico and going to art school during the 50's, it always sounded so romantic and adventurous. I guess it got into my blood somehow.
Today, I am a painting contractor with a degree in fine art and interior design. I too now have that special place in Mexico that I call my home away from home. I love to surf and swim in the warm water of Sayulita or the cool rivers of California.
I enjoy doing improvements each time I visit my home in Mexico as much as enjoy my life in California, I'd say I have the best of both worlds. I am one happy person!
Belle purchased this house in 2004
When I first stepped out of the jeep in the pouring rain in 2000 onto the plaza of Sayulita, It hit me - I had to have a place here, it instantly felt familiar. I later had a conversation on the beach with a man named Javier (d-2005) he explained to me that there are places on the earth that call to certain people, I knew this was one of those places for me. Never once have I had buyers remorse or any regret, Sayulita has a spirit about it that holds me, feeds me and is a place to call home. The people are special, the food is some of the best I've ever had, the sounds at night, the waves to surf, the fireflies in October, the interesting people that dare to come here all make a magic thing, I hope you feel it too.
Most of all I love how I slow down to human-speed when I'm here in Sayulita, The outdoor shower and upper garden area are a few of my favorite things about Casita Azulejos, I love reading my book in the hammock or falling asleep on the beach and not even having to get up from my towel to find lunch, the tamale lady magically appears just as I begin to get hungry, I love buying fish from the guy in the truck and grilling on the big, new BBQ. I love the early morning light as it hits the front veranda or walking down to the beach for a dawn patrol surf session. I love the man down the street cooking chicken and singing, I even love that darn gas truck with it's obnoxious tune - or the roosters any time of the day (or night), I love my neighbors and friends that I've gotten to know over the years, I love all the music and the fish. I love walking to the graveyard, I love the way the mexican people seem to celebrate anything! I love to hear little kids running in the plaza and laughing, I love snorkeling off the Marieta Islands or riding Manuel's horses to see the sunset on the beach or taking a boat with Tigre to a hard to find surf break in a secret cove, I love the random fireworks for no apparent reason or the rogue carnival that comes to town. I love the shrimp truck, the vegi truck, the plastic broom truck, the fruit truck, the recycle truck..I love doing Yoga up on the bluff under the palapa in Shelly's class - the iguanas and geckos and birds, but most of all I love the way Casita Azulejos feels like a home.
My husband and I rented Bell's Casa Azulejos for 20 days last year. I have to admit we were initially frustrated with all the noise. New construction next door and behind the casita, roosters crowing, dogs barking, cats roaming about on the property. It took us a week to settle in and feel the stress of our work life back home begin to leave us. It was our first time to Sayulita and initially we both decided it was not for us because we were looking for a quiet beach vacation. As time went on we fell in love with Sayulita and the Casita Azulejos. The noise we got used to. We laughed each time the gas truck would rattle up Gringo Hill announcing over a loud speaker "Sony Gas". I even video tapped it. It was hilarious. Sayulita Mexico is a very different culture. There are stray cats and dogs who may visit your property, construction everywhere and loud music in the square. It is very dusty but it is Mexico. We loved hearing the church bell ring each night for the evening mass. The square is very traditional Mexico. Its great.
Bells Casita is absolutely beautiful. The colors and decor are very traditional. Bell has put creative touch into her home and it is clear she cares deeply for it. Some of the paintings are her own art work. We loved the outdoor shower after the beach and surfing. The wash bucket to wash and rinse bathing suits and board shorts. The clothesline out back was great. We loved to play cards and hang out on the front porch and people watch as gringos climbed the hill. It is like being in the jungle a bit. There is a rather large iguana who likes to poop on the steps leading up to the Casita. We used the hose to wash it away. It also helped with the dust. There is a small convenience store just a few steps away. Its a family owned business and they are so great. The food is fabulous and cheap. We tried several restaurants while we were there and loved the food. The walk to the beach takes just 10 minutes if you take the first left on the dirt surface road after leaving the house. You will by pass a taxi service that will get you back to the airport if you do not rent a car. (you do not need a car if you plan to stay in Sayulita). What is nice is the casita is tucked away so you do not hear the music that goes all night in the square. Bring ear plugs though, to drown out all the other noise. Casita Azulejos ROCKS!!!!!!! We truly loved Sayulita so much we are planning a month this year and we will attempt to rent Bell's lovely oasis again.
This was a nice little house and the owner and the housekeeper were very nice. But there are some issues with the rental that need to be addressed:
Direclty next door is a property that is very unkept with lots of chickens & roosters that start crowing at 4 AM and continue throughout the day and come onto the property. On the other side of the property is a house with two barking dogs that are left outside all during the day, barking .In the back of the house is a water pump that turns on and off during the night. What makes this almost impossible to endure is that the windows in the bedroom can not be closed to shut out the noise and also the cold air in the night. If you would want to take a nap in the afternoon, you would have to go to the beach because of all the noise.
It was nice to return home where I had the use of a microwave, there are wine glasses for my wine, and an iron & ironing board and A TV!. Basic things that a good rental would have.
The town is cute but very noisy with a few really good restaurants. Lost of loud music starting a 10 PM until 3-4 in the morning. Lots of dogs running loose and coming into the restaurants. Dogs also on the beach. There is water draining from somewhere in the town and there is a black substance in it , makng a very unpleasant situation.
When we arrived the front patio had a lot of dust on it and the plants were all dusty. Apparently no one came to hose it down befre we arrived.There is a lot of dust on the street. There were also 3-4 cats lying on the chaise lounge and the top of the table. It took us two days to continually scare them off until they did not come back.
There are many good beaches along the "Mexican Riviers" just up the road that appealed more to me and that is where I plan to go from now on.....
We loved our 2 weeks at Casa Azueljos! It has a great sense of place - you really feel like you are in Mexico. The owner has decorated it so beautifully with great attention to detail. It is close to town and the beach, but it is tucked away so it is completely private. You feel like you are in the jungle surrounded by vegetation, birds, butterflies and the occasional iguana. We seemed to spend most of our time just hanging out on the patio - so pleasant and so very relaxing. It had everything we needed - including excellent WiFi and really good beds. We are looking forward to returning to this very special casita.
How is it possible that this little oasis is so close to everything - beach, restaurants, etc. It's a splendid location. And though you are right there it feels like you are in the jungle. We can't wait copy some of the fantastic gardening. The house is well equipped and has everything you could need. Though we didn't cook much this time we do love to cook and checked to see that we could easily do this next time. Our little girl loved the hammock and walking around in the upper back patio and garden area. The owner is the best part. She's super nice and fast to respond as needed. We'll stay here again!
This little house is perfectly situated for access to the beach and the town. It has a beautifully shaded patio with hammocks (wonderful for keeping cool in the heat), and everything required for a great holiday. Although the house has everything needed for cooking and entertaining, we ate out all the time and there are lots of good restaurants nearby ! There is even a French bakery for those who can't live without their morning croissant.
Although it is small, the town has many shops, ATMs, live music, a bus service, car and golf car rental, boat trips, horse riding and, of course, everything required for surfing and body boarding. We had a wonderful time.
The house was wonderful. It is rustic, incredibly charming, spacious and very well located. I've been to Sayulita 4 times and loved this house. The property manager was great and friendly, absolutely dependable and fast. The spaces are fantastic, perfect outside shower, great areas for reading, in and out of the sun. I hope to stay there again in the future!
Casita Azulejos is located just outside of the central part of Sayulita, The house is one of the older homes, but has been beautifully upgraded with tasteful Mexican furnishings and artwork. I keep it simple yet comfortable, the locals that have visited Casita Azulejos love that I have not gringo-fied the house. I try to keep it authentic Mexican style.
Sayulita population is about 4000, but you'd never know it. It's a small pueblo with modern ammenities such as ATM's and a cell tower. The village is sweet and laid back yet has a lively night life, there is great shopping and lots of fresh fish, beautiful tropical plant and critter life, warm waters and intoxicating balmy nights.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
For your comfort and for us to best serve you, During the first 24 hours of your stay, please contact me or Shelly to let us know that house is to your satisfaction and you have what you need. If any problems arise, please let us know right away so that we can take care of any problems swiftly.
Damage deposit will be fully refunded upon inspection one week after check-out.
half of total due upon reservation, final payment due a 2 weeks before arrival date. Two ways to pay; by personal check or Paypal