About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + built-in sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)
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 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, two-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,outdoor shower,jungle gardens,bungalow
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Belle Marko
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 in Guadalajara 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 Marko purchased this House in 2004
Why Belle Marko chose Sayulita
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.
What makes this House unique
Most of all I love how I slow down to human-speed when I'm here in Sayulita, The outdoor shower and jungle garden 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 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Special Retreat with Incredible Location
We loved our stay in the newly renovated upstairs portion of Casita Azulejos! The open air living/kitchen concept was a unique feature and has two sofas that can be made up as additional beds, which would work well during milder months. We stayed in June and found it a bit too warm to sleep in the open air, but the air conditioned master bedroom had enough room for us to take a mattress in there for additional sleeping for our two young boys. The saltwater pool was perfect for afternoon dips after returning from the beach, and the location was close to many wonderful restaurants (...we may have ordered guacamole to-go from Antonia's on more than one night for late night snacking!). The neighborly chickens have lots to say in the wee hours, so a set of earplugs could be handy. We had our own two chickadee boys calling for attention and food at sunrise, so they weren't a problem for us :)
Belle was the ultimate host and always answered emails promptly. In fact, we booked our room while in Sayulita without a place to stay, and she went above and beyond to get us sorted as quickly as possible! The house is well appointed (excellent towels, beautiful dishes, great beds!), the decor spot-on, and Belle provides you with an incredible list of her favorite places, which easily made for some of the best experiences of our trip!
I was delighted to have Courtney and her family be my first guests in the Upper Casita! I think it was a good way to kick off the new rental. Communication was easy and they were great guests.
Since they were my first guests, I asked for tips on any little adjustments they thought I needed and was so grateful for the suggestions. So thank you Courtney, for making the place even more perfect! I hope to hear from you on your next trip to Sayulita!
Beautiful property, very close to the main town, relaxed atmosphere
I loved every part of our stay. The property was only half a block from the main part of town, near the plaza, and so it was quick and easy to access restaurants and any events in town. We regularly siesta'd at the house, as each patio offered a different relaxing atmosphere and the living room was also very appropriate for hosting with a pillowed bench along one wall and a simple kitchen with all necessities. The outdoor shower came in handy and we were greeted each day by a local iguana who had taken residence in the front yard. Although there was street noise, from the front yard it felt like you were in your own tropical paradise. And Belle was there to greet us when we arrived to help us find out way! Thank you for the wonderful retreat.
We’ve returned to where it all began for us Wiley’s
Our first stay in Sayulita was here at Belle’s, over 14 yrs ago. Our oldest daughter was 17 at the time. This visit was for her wedding! It’s been an EPIC experience, in all ways.
Thank you Belle! The Wiley’s
So nice to have you guys back with us! I hope your visit was even better than the last time and you enjoyed the continued improvements. I hope to see you back on my calendar sometime again soon!
Best to your daughter, may she have many happy memories of her wedding day in Sayulita!!
Great property but needs a little TLC
The property was charming and very comfortable. Being so close to town was great, if noisy, but we were warned about the noise. We did cook breakfast at home and felt the frying pan should have been thrown away a long time ago. I know the standards are different in Mexico, but it was beyond acceptable. I would have bought a new pan for the place if I would have seen one in town. Anyway, we had a good time.
Happy New Year!
Thanks for the review. Oh my goodness, I will get rid of the frying pan right away, Thanks for letting me know.
Hope to see you again, promise to have a new pan!. ; )
Beautiful Home full of Artistic Charm
We absolutely loved our stay in Belle's home! She has really built an oasis in what is already an incredibly charming surf town. Just a few steps out of the heart of town, we enjoyed being tucked up and way in this beautiful space. Every room has unique artistic details and every amenity we needed was readily available. The outdoor shower is fantastic, and the front porch surrounded by palms was where we spent most of our time. The beach was truly just a few minutes walk through town, and with two little boys and one who still naps, this was a great way to get in multiple beach sessions each day.
Good Place, but noise
The was lovely house and we have everything we need.
When we had problems the Staff will come and help us immediately.
The location is lovely, however,it is close to town and the music from the town, was loud you could hear it every night until 3 to 4am. It make it difficult to sleep.
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 5000, but you'd never know it. It's a small pueblo with modern amenities 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.
Additional information about rental rates
IF YOU BRING A PET, PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE AN EXTRA $75 CLEANING FEE!! For your comfort and for us to best serve you, During the first 24 hours of your stay, please contact me or Jewel to let us know that the 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 if all is in order.