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Summer '17 Discount! Great For Kids! Solar Powered, Pool, AC, Wifi, Sat TV, Xbox

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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Built in 2010, the Barefoot House is an excellent value for your Sayulita vacation! It has a lovely, quiet location atop Gringo Hill; just an 8 minute walk to the plaza and 2 more minutes to the beach. Sunsets are stunning and the views of 'Monkey Mountain' and the Sayulita jungle are simply gorgeous. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sleeping loft, it is perfect for a family or two couples. It can sleep 4-6.

Barefoot House boasts a large, salt water, solar heated pool with a shallow 'splash zone' for the kiddies. If you're not familiar with salt water pools, they are a luxurious alternative to traditional chlorine pools. They use low levels of salt to 'chlorinate' and maintain the PH of the pool. Without harsh chemicals the pool water leaves skin silky smooth and doesn't sting kiddie eyes.

The patio furniture is perfect for soaking up the rays or whiling away the lazy days under the shade of the pergola. The property is tastefully landscaped with tropical foliage and fruit trees. It has a delightful outdoor shower for rinsing off after a day at the beach or showering under the night sky bright with stars. Simply dreamy.

The fully equipped kitchen is open to the living room and has a 6 burner gas stove, a full size fridge/freezer with ice maker, and even a dishwasher! (A rare treat in these parts.) There is a whole house water purification system allowing our guests to drink the water from any tap in the house. The dining table can seat up to six and the kitchen bar has seating for four more. There is a flat screen TV with Satellite (English programming), DVD player, as well as an XBOX game system with games. There is a portable BOSE sound system to use with your ipod or mp3 player. We have a modest assortment of movies, books, games, and kids' toys.

The master bedroom has a king size bed with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and fabulous pillows. Two sets of hand crafted French doors open to the pool. The master bath has gorgeous Parota wood counter tops, dual sinks, and a custom rock shower with rain head.

The second bedroom has a queen size bed, as well as a sleeping loft with an additional queen bed. The sleeping loft is ideal for kids (or limber adults). The second bedroom has a private bath with a stunning rock shower and rain head. The two couches in the living room can double as twin beds (although one is shorter than a normal twin - again, perfect kid size). Both bedrooms and the living room have their own air conditioning units with remote control. Each bedroom has a safe that will fit your laptop.

Barefoot House in Sayulita is equipped with a small assortment of beach gear available to our guests including beach towels & chairs. We hope that you'll be able to 'unplug' as much as possible while on vacation, but we do have Wi-Fi available to our guests.

We're super excited to announce that the Barefoot House is on the move toward becoming Green! We recently added an extensive rooftop solar system that helps to offset our carbon 'barefoot' print.

If you are interested, our 6 seater golf cart is available for rent for an additional $60 per night. This is a lovely mode of transportation around town, especially when lugging groceries from the Farmers Market and tired kiddos.

Wherever you decide to stay, we hope that you enjoy Sayulita as much as we do.


The Stewart Family

Dave & Heather

Cole, Emerson, Eve & Soleil

Keywords: House, Pool, Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning, Solar, alberca, safe, water

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Heather Stewart
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Heather Stewart

We're the Stewart Family - Dave, Heather, Cole, Emerson, Eve and Soleil. We live on the Central Coast of California. We own a small business and we try to live a lifestyle that allows us to visit Sayulita as often as possible. In 2009 and 2010 we spent 6 months living in Sayulita. The kids went to school at the public schools in town, and we built the 'Barefoot House'. We had the time of our lives. We surfed and ate fish tacos to our hearts' content. We hope to live there again someday. But, in the meantime, we are offering our cozy casita as a vacation rental.

Heather Stewart purchased this house in 2010

Why Heather Stewart chose Nayarit

We bought our 'little piece of paradise' in March of 1998 when our oldest (now almost 19) was just a baby. We visited a few times after that and then got busy with life. You know how that goes. Four kids and 10 years later we came for a visit and remembered just how special Sayulita is. We made plans to return for a 'cultural exchange' and to build our little casita on the hill. In 2009-2010, we spent 6 months in Sayulita and oversaw the building of our bungalow that we affectionately coined 'The Barefoot House'. You'll have to visit to find out how it got its name. Hint: You'll love the salt water pool.

What makes this house unique

We like to think our house is rather cozy. The beds are plush and beautiful with lots of pillows. Since we were here during the construction we were able to add a lot of personal touches that make the house homey. Also, since we built the house to accommodate our family it is equipped with comforts like a dishwasher, full size fridge with ice maker (heavenly), and a whole house drinking water system so the kids can brush their teeth with no worries. These are really nice features when traveling with kids.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Dave,

We would love to head back to your little piece of heaven in Sayulita 4/12-20 (we'd actually been planning on Feb 15-23 but switched dates since you are already booked - we love your place...and I almost never go back to the same place twice so that says a lot). Please pencil us in if it hasn't booked since I looked at the calendar.
Sep 2013
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Sayulita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Second Queen is in a small sleeping loft in the 2nd bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Very large master bedroom with private bathroom
  • King size beds (1) In the master, Queen size Beds (1) Guest bedroom - with a second queen in the sleeping loft., Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n' Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Our couches double as twin beds for kids (bedding is provided)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9210525 based on 39 reviews

Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time in Sayulita. The barefoot house was a fantastic fit for our family; myself, my husband and 2 year old son. Setting-up everything with Nancy was very easy. Our arriving flight was 40 minutes early and I was concerned that the car service might not be there, but he was! The driver said they check the flight status, smart. They even arranged to have a car seat there for my son. It made the travel, so easy. We rented the golf cart and it was vital in getting up and down the hill. Probably not a terrible walk for some, but with our son and beach gear; the golf cart was key. Truly cannot wait to go back. Very nice town, lots of ex pats and others who frequent the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home but not ideal location, plus needs some updating

  • 3 of 5

The house is beautiful and we had a great time but it does need some LTC. We ran into several issues we were not expecting. First, the location, it's great that it sits on a hill, but just getting to the house, it is so steep we were afraid to fall every-time we had to climb the driveway and just bringing things to and from the house was not pleasant. Also the BBQ grill did not work, we bought lots of meat only to find out we could not cook it, we notified Nancy but she was not able to resolve the issue. Then we rented the golf cart for two days but due to issues of the golf cart not charging properly, we did not have the keys to the golf cart for the two full days. The AC unit in the master bedroom was leaking a lot of water, the lights in the bathrooms were very dim. Not having access to the washer and dryer is also a big negative since we had to pay extra for laundry, having a pool and beach close by we needed to wash towels more often than once a week. The dining table felt like it was going to tip over, very loose and flimsy. The kitchen utensils and containers could use some updating as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz

Amazing Sayulita Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this little oasis on Gringo Hill! We loved the salt water pool and utilized it every day, especially after walking up gringo hill from downtown. The house had everything we needed and was comfortable and very cute. Having filtered water throughout the house was also very nice. There was only two of us staying at the barefoot house so we each had our own bathroom and bedroom which was fantastic. Upon arrival Nancy was there waiting for us and showed us around. We always felt safe and we enjoyed our stay immensely. I definitely recommend this house for your Sayulita vacation and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Novato, California

Beautiful and peaceful retreat petfectly located from every lively and colorful downtown and beach.

  • 5 of 5

This has been the most memorable vacation, with equal parts rest and relaxation, shopping, and night life in the very quaint and colorful dowtown. I look forward to coming back someday...and would love to stay in the beautiful and very comfortable Barefoot House again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best family vacation yet!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Barefoot House. The house was immaculate, pool was amazing and the town of Sayulita was beautiful. We chose not to rent the golf cart and opted to walk with our four children into town (ages 3, 3, 7, 8). The walk was pleasant and easy for us, but it probably depends on how much your children enjoy walking. The saltwater pool was awesome because we didn't get the drying effect on our skin as you do in a chlorine pool. I would caution the little ones not to run on the pool patio because it does get quite slippery and one of our children fell twice (no injury). The house is just like you see in the pictures. I loved that it was secluded and it wasn't so big that you would loose your little ones. Definitely a great rental for families with small children as long as they are being supervised around the pool. I had talked with the owner (Heather) once on the phone and via emails with regards to our stay and she was extremely helpful and kind. I really can't say enough about this house and this town, it was a wonderful experience for our family and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love the Barefoot House!!!! It's why we come back year after year.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to the Stewart family for opening up their beautiful home to us to enjoy. We have stayed here 4 times now and we always have an amazing time!!! Sayulita is growing and becoming more popular with more shops and restaurants. If you are looking for a great time with friends or family this is just the place.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Rates & Availability

Sayulita House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April 17 - Oct. 31, 2017
Apr 17 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov. 1 - Nov. 16, 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov. 26 - Dec. 21, 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jan. 3 - Feb. 13, 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Valentine's Day/Sayulita Days
Feb 14 2018 - Feb 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb. 26 - March 22, 2018
Feb 26 2018 - Mar 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
April 2 - Oct. 31, 2018
Apr 2 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov. 1-15, 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov. 25 - Dec. 20, 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

We require a 5 night minimum stay unless approved by owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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