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Barry and Connie Dumont

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, spanish

Panoramic Ocean View Estate 75 Yards to Sayulita Beach! 25% off deal!

63 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

North End Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Just 30 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport where the jungle meets the ocean on a beautiful gently sloping hillside with 360-degree views of ocean and jungle, and only 75 yards from the ocean sits Casa Rana Verde, a tropical paradise in wonderful, sunny Sayulita! The fully-furnished home features ocean and jungle views from every room and one-plus acre of private, gated land with wading and adult pools connected by a cascading waterfall, that cascades onto an ocean viewing bench to watch the sunset over the ocean! Our ocean view pool is the best in Sayulita!

We live right next door to the estate to assure that your vacation will be all you expect it to be. All 3 bedrooms are very large with extra built in beds. They are furnished with the finest amenities such as Ralph Lauren towels, 250+ thread count all cotton sheets (only natural fiber products are used throughout), down pillows, televisions with DVD players and a DVD library of TV sets & movies, iPod player, Guatemalan fabrics for all curtains and pillow covers, our personal art collection from travels throughout Mexico/Guatemala, furnishings that will allow you all the comforts you need while enjoying our incredible villa. Our kitchens are stocked with as many small appliances, coffee cups, wine glasses, plates, bowls, etc. as you have in your own homes. The kitchen ware is matching Fiesta ware. Everything is in abundance.

The villa is located at 'Villas Rana Verde' Sayulita's premiere estate property, with almost 1 1/2 acres of private land, we are one of the largest pieces of estate property in Sayulita. The beach across the street is one of the most pristine, sandy, private beaches with the cleanest water in Sayulita. It is not unusual to be the only person on the beach for 1/4 mile in each direction. There is great surf fishing on the beach right across the street from the estate. The fisherman regularly catch snook, sea bass, grouper and many other varieties. It is a nesting grounds for Leatherback turtles who can be seen in the early morning hours and late evenings during summer months laying their eggs or hiding the nests before their return to the ocean.

We are located about 1/2 mile from the village in an area of private villas away from the night noise of the village with its roosters (why do they have to start crowing at 2:30AM?), cantinas, and Saturday night disco, and all night drum circles. Your quiet night of sleep is assured. We are across from the most pristine, private, sandy beach you have ever seen, just a 2 minute walk on a cobblestone path. The short 10 minute walk to town can be along the beach or a quiet, low traffic paved road.

We provide everything you need for a luxurious and relaxing stay. Hair dryers in every bathroom, organic fruit from the estate for your table, every day maid and pool service, optional cook, beach towels (chairs and umbrellas too), fresh flowers, the best of everything, all in the very private setting. Our villas can not be seen by each other or by the surrounding villas. Our driver can pick you up at the airport in an air conditioned Suburban with cold drinks of your choice. If you are looking for a very private getaway without even leaving the estate, our cook can prepare the best Mexican meals. She brings her masa dough for tortillas, along with her wooden press (many guests enjoy pitching in and making their own tortillas, it is lots of fun with Lucia), and she prepares salsa, guacamole, rice, beans, and 2 entrees with your choice of chile rellenos, shrimp, fish, chicken, pork or beef. Most guests tell me this is one of the highlights of their trip.

Our lovely estate is home to the most beautiful birds that you are likely to witness outside the most complete aviary of exotic, tropical, colorful birds. We have identified over 100 varieties of these magnificent creatures. There is an even larger abundance if you venture into the nearby jungle.

The best tropical garden in Sayulita is at your doorstep all within the private, gated compound. We have so many varieties of palms, sweet smelling exotic flowers, flowering trees, organic fruit for your table, and much more for your enjoyment. If you love to garden, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to live your dream in a tropical paradise. Meander through our many cobblestone pathways into a tropical botanical paradise seldom seen on private grounds.

We have the best home, pool, garden, location, view and amenities in Sayulita! Check out the 'comments of previous guests' below to find out how truly great our home is!

Experience Mexico at its best. Outside Magazine calls Sayulita 'the best place to hang a hammock.' Check out why AARP magazine article calls Sayulita one of the best places in the world to retire. Good Morning America called Sayulita one of the best places to take a family vacation. The New York Times, San Jose Mercury, LA Times and many more have all written fantastic articles on Sayulita. You will not experience a more beautiful, untouched paradise anywhere!

Wow! This incredible villa can be combined with our other villas on the same estate property, Casa Pajaro & Casa Mikayla for an unbelievable multi-family or extended family experience with 4 pools, 3 kitchens, 7 bedrooms, 10 baths with built in beds for 17, in a tropical paradise in the lap of luxury!!

Reservations: All rentals are subject to a $250 refundable security deposit. This deposit will be refunded in full 2 weeks after departure less any damages to the property. All reservations require a deposit of 50% of the total rent due plus the security deposit to guarantee reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation policy: 60 day notice required for any cancellation for full refund less $250 service charge for each villa canceled. 90 day notice required for all Holiday weeks (Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Easter, President's). Any cancellation after notice date will be refunded (less service charge) only if owner can rent property at equal value for dates canceled. If owner has to rent the property at a lesser rate, the difference between the original rate and the rate the property was re rented at plus the service charge will be deducted from the refund.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Barry and Connie Dumont (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Barry and Connie Dumont

Barry & Connie Dumont moved here from Santa Cruz, CA in 2003. They had been Realtors there for the previous 20 years. They have four children, one of whom moved to Sayulita with them and owns and operates Galeria Gypsy in the village of Sayulita. They have always had a keen interest in Mexico and south, and were frequent visitors during the 70s and 80s to Mexico, Guatemala and Columbia. Once the four children had grown, they renewed their love affair with Mexico and made the move to Mexico full time in 2003. They live next door to the villas. They travel to the interior of Mexico and as buyers for their daughter's store several times a year, and when in Sayulita are surfing and enjoying the fantastic laid back lifestyle.

Barry and Connie Dumont purchased this villa in 2003

Why Barry and Connie Dumont chose Sayulita

My wife and I 1st came to Sayulita in 1995. We immediately loved the wonderful ambiance, weather, ocean, beaches and great people. We were living in Santa Cruz, CA at the time, which we love for many of the same reasons. As the years went by we were spending more time each year in Sayulita. We met the previous owners of the property and thought what an amazing piece of property it was and never dreamed that we would one day own it. We thought it had the perfect combination of great ocean views, easy beach access, privacy and great location. After we bought the estate, we moved here full time in 2003 and have never regretted a day. We live next door to the villas full time, so we are here to be sure that your vacation is all that you expect it to be. There is a reason why everyone is talking about Sayulita, but that reason is actually many reasons. It is just a fantastic place to live or visit! Come and visit us and discover why so many of our guests describe our villas in superlative terms. We make it great for you!

What makes this villa unique

Our estate is a fantastic venue for any size group of up to 15-20 people, depending on whether there are families, couples or singles. In addition to Casa Rana Verde there are 2 other villas on the property that will accommodate a larger group if you need it. Each of the 3 villas have their own private pool. Nothing is shared between the villas except the parking area and gated entry. Each villa also has its own kitchen and gardens. Our full acre plus property is landscaped with the finest garden in Sayulita. Due to the extensive 15 year garden and other landscaping, there is total privacy everywhere. There is maid & pool service six days a week. There is a fantastic cook that prepares, serves and cleans up after an 8 plate meal for 120 pesos/adult plus the cost of the food. We use only the finest for your bedding, cooking, bathing, etc, so that when you come here, the comforts are much like what you are accustomed to at home. Our driver will pick you up the airport, insuring your comfort and safety to and from the villas. Our ocean views are unsurpassed in Sayulita. It is just a 2 minute walk on cobblestone to the sandy, pristine beach from our front gate, and only a 10 minute walk to the village of Sayulita by sandy beach or quiet paved road. We live next door to insure that your needs are fulfilled. We care about your stay and want to make it the best it can be!

Reviews

5
based on 63 traveler reviews

Panoramic Ocean View Estate 75 Yards to Sayulita Beach! 25% off deal!
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews
Tampa, Florida
5

Best vacation EVER!!!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Casa Rana Verde in July, and stayed 10 days. It was my first time in Sayulita, and even though we have been back in Florida for 3 weeks now, my mind and heart is still in Mexico. This location was so perfect for being within walking distance to town. My 7 year old daughter and I walked the beach every morning, finding treasure of drift wood and sea glass. We also would walk into town either via beach or through the surrounding neighborhoods. Felt incredibly safe at all times with my young children. We also rented a golf cart for the entire time, and had such a blast cruising around town and exploring. We went for Paletas EVERY NIGHT in town!

We stayed at Casa Rana Verde with friends from Oregon, and NY. It was a reunion, and we had not been together in 15 years. This was the perfect layout for everyone to have their own space, but yet gather together for meals, sunset and pool time. We walked to the beach at night for sunsets swims, or sit in a patio chair, with margarita to watch the breathtaking sunsets. I am a photographer, and my camera was definitely put to great use while we were there. The gardens were gorgeous, filled with life!!! We sat in the morning with our coffee, and would watch the hummingbirds, and butterflies as they were so active! The songs of some of those birds, and the variety of them was something I have never experienced before. You have everything you could need or want at the property. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the luxuries of home, and more! The colors and decor was incredible, and I loved not only being in Mexico, but surrounded by the colors, art and culture of the decor!!! My family of four slept in the same room, and kids had their own bed. We all slept like babies to the sound the the ocean waves. Our room felt amazing in the AC, as it was quite hot outside in July...although we are used to the heat in Florida. The property was very private, and had so many places to relax. We even brought a hammock from home, to hang in the palm trees by the pool. There are many pool toys for the kids, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and quality boogie boards too. I believe these items were from Costco, and were the same ones we enjoy at home, so we were super happy to have these "luxuries" at the beach.

We used the driver that is offered by Barry, & felt stress free getting to & from the airport. He met us at the airport, then drove us to a large mercado for groceries.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Top notch vacation rental with great owners!

  • 5 of 5

I get it. There are a LOT of homes to choose between in Sayulita. It’s a bit overwhelming to make a decision, especially if it’s your 1st trip. So, I’ll make it easy for you (and then I’ll explain). Rana Verde is an excellent choice. Top notch. You really don’t need to look any further. More info? Ok:

Rana Verde offers 3 spacious bedrooms, along with 2 additional homes up the hill that you can rent if your group is extra-big. Green Frog is modular. Each bedroom (with its own bathroom) is a separate building, as are the kitchen and open-air living area. The rooms are comfy with a fun, classic design – as opposed to the boxy, overly modern condos/homes that’re going up in the area. 2 of bedrooms have (powerful!) A/C. Each room has at least one big fan. The beds are comfy as are the towels. The home has the steady roar & tumble of the nearby ocean, and the lush gardens attract all sorts of birds. The gardens also surround the home, making it feel secluded.

The common areas take advantage of the landscape with beautiful gardens and views of the ocean, one block away. (Beach towels, chairs, umbrellas are free/available.) The living area is open air and a level above the double-pool. More than enough room for 10+ to eat/relax. The kitchen has everything you could need, including about 4 ways to brew coffee. There’s access to fresh drinking water in each room and the kitchen. 2 additional half-bathrooms, wifi, and a (free) washer/dryer for clothes are available.

What sets Rana Verde apart?

It’s hard to get just how hilly Sayulita is. (It’s quite hilly.) Many rentals are upwards of 100ft uphill. Either you end up sweaty just getting to/from town… or you’ll throw down $55+ a day on a golf cart. Rana Verde does away with this mess. It’s a block from the ocean and on a (fairly) flat road that leads straight to town (10min walk), so you’re pleasantly away from the noise/bustle of the town center.

Then there's the service. Barry is thoughtful on the little things yet never in the way (as some owners can be), available to help with suggestions for in-town activities, meet any in-house needs (have Lucia cook dinner your 1st night!), and will even (this is remarkable) offer to exchange USD for pesos at a rate that was better than we could find at any US bank, airport, or in Sayulita. Seriously. So helpful & thoughtful.

That’s all I got. The house is great for a very reasonable price. Rent here with confidence, and you’ll have a great vacation.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Rana Verde is simply a wonderful place to stay in Sayulita. It is located North of town by about a 10-15minute walk. You can walk along the beach or a main road. Situated on a hill in the jungle overlooking the bay, you will be among lush vegetation and privy to amazing views of the bay and spectacular sunsets. I have stayed here 3 times and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended for romantic getaways, couples vacations, and family vacations.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I usually plan a yearly trip and recently stayed at Casa Rana Verde. We had a wonderful experience. The property has everythng you need. The rooms are well appointed. The beds were so comfortable. The beach is a short walk away, and the ocean views are beautiful. The house provided beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, and soft coolers which made going to the beach very comfortable. The outdoor living room is a perfect place to be with friends or family. Having Lucia, the cook/housekeeper prepare a meal for you is a must. Her homeade tortillias and guacamole are well worth the small price. The house is also very accessible to the town (a short 10min walk). We enjoyed both eating at the house and also going to town for meals. The owner lives next door, and he was available to change money or offer advise on where to eat in town. I would stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Casa Rana Verde. We rented 3 rooms and had 5 adults and 1 toddler staying for a week. Lucia cooked most nights for us, and every dish that she cooked was tasty; you can't go wrong eating at the house. However, it's only a short walk to town or the beach to try out some other options (which are also very good). The house is next to the beach but also away from the busy part of the city, so it offers some peace and solitude to accompany the beautiful view. Barry and Connie where consummate hosts, and we enjoyed chatting with them about Sayulita and their time there. We look forward to coming back to Casa Rana Verde next time we're in Mexico.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Stay in Sayulita

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the most relaxing stay at Casa Rana Verde. The layout of the separate casas were perfect for our family. The details, beds/sheets, decor were lovely and everything was so clean. We swam in our private pool, spent hours on the basically private beach across the road from the casa. Everything we needed for the beach was available - chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and an ice chest. We had the most delicious meal prepared by Lucia our first night there. The grounds of the estate are lovingly cared for and beautiful. There were many different variety of birds at the property, our kids particularly liked the large birds they called 'tree chickens". The owner, Barry, was an excellent communicator and every question/request we had was addressed quickly. Sayulita is a special place with kind people, we will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Terrazola, Tropical House
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Flamingos
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
route 200
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Terrazola, Pizza Venezia, Tropical House, Jakal
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Athletic field, botanical extravaganza on site, boogie boards as available, or just plain relaxing!

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Rates & Availability

North End Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Peak Season
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$357
$2,500
 
 
Peak Season
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

North End Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 3 in-suite full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms, one for the pool area and one servicing the living area.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Central air in all 3 bedrooms, King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Pack n Play Cribs (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fully stocked kitchen with drip and French press coffee makers, blender, hand juicer, microwave, toaster, toaster oven. Beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, all cotton linens, all cotton 250 thread count sheets, best mattresses and pillows, private pool with adult and child sections and waterfall that cascades onto ocean viewing bench seat, incredible gardens, seasonal fresh organic fruit grown on property, boogie boards.

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