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Randy Cox

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, Some Spanish

Casa Los Loros - Spectacular Oceanview Hacienda

19 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Sayulita House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Beautiful two-story oceanview hillside hacienda overlooking Sayulita with spectacular unobstructed vistas of the coast and mountains! Located in the exclusive Nanzal neighborhood on north side of Sayulita. 3 bedroom and 3 bath custom home sleeps 8 and features lovely infinity pool and deck offering stunning coastal and sunset views. Enjoy expansive tiled patios on each level for outdoor lounging and dining. Remodeled very private upper patio has wood beam pergola, large dining table and chairs, and chaise lounges for your comfort; lower terrace offers two dining table sets, two loungers, built-in tile bench seats, and Weber BBQ.

Next to lower patio is sparkling, crystal-clean infinity pool with two loungers and inlatable pool floaties for your comfort and enjoyment.

Full kitchen with all amenities and utensils features newer refridgerator, gas stove/oven, and microwave. Ceiling fans in each room including all baths and above lower patio. Additional floor fan in each bedroom and dining area. TV and BluRay/DVD player in each bedroom, and iPod friendly stereo in living room w/USB port. We are very proud to now include for our guests the fastest, most reliable internet available in Sayulita that is fully included in the rental rate! Caretaker on property three times a week with maid service two times a week provided. Pool manager on site twice a week to professionally clean and maintain pool to perfection. House location is a 6 minute walk to the beach and an additional 6 minute walk to town center either along beach or beach frontage road.

The complete relaxation and tranquility available to you in daily abundance on this very special property has few equals anywhere in Sayulita!

*Please note that we do not rent to wedding parties due to past problems that resulted in significant damage to the property.

Keywords: Modern Mexican Hacienda.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Randy Cox (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, Some Spanish

About Randy Cox

We are a surfing family from Santa Barbara, California and have been travelling with our children to Sayulita since the early 1990's. This is our second home where we spend several months a year, so it is furnished with everything we ourselves enjoy! The house is a wonderfully relaxing getaway, and even after many visits we still find ourselves mesmerized by the views from the two dining terraces - we call this breathtaking panorama our own 'Wide Screen' of paradise!

Randy Cox purchased this house in 2005

Why Randy Cox chose Sayulita

Sayulita has all we need for relaxation and reflection - beautiful sunsets, balmy bathing suit weather year round, warm ocean water, and dependable waves for surfing, SUP, and boogie boarding. There are also calmer beaches for kayaking, snorkeling and swimming. Sayulita's unique seaside culture and its friendly local people are hallmarks of this part of Mexico. The array of unpretentious restaurants and cafes featuring fresh local fish and delicious Mexican specialties are a pleasure we look forward to enjoying nearly everyday.

What makes this house unique

The name of our home is Casa Los Loros - the House of Parrots. The experience of the house is akin to being perched in your own luxurious aerie looking down on a tropical paradise! Since the house is not directly on the beach, we are afforded privacy and tranquility, yet still have stunning ocean views only a 6 minute walk away from the sand. We can step outside each morning and check the surf and ocean conditions from the front terrace. For us, the ultimate afternoon consists of floating in the infinity pool overlooking the surf, jungle, and mountains with a good book and cool Pacifico in hand!

Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

Casa Los Loros - Spectacular Oceanview Hacienda
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
5

One of the best vacations of our life. We fell in love.

  • 5 of 5

This must have been one of the best weeks of our life. The beauty and experience provided by Sayulita, combined with a hacienda that truly felt like home made this the perfect stay.

First, the home - Beautiful views everywhere, a true mexican feel, extremely well appointed suites, each with its own bathroom/shower. This place was built to make people feel as happy as possible, and it certainly succeeds. We found everything we needed and more - we enjoyed discovering board games, dvds, books, a cd collection, portable speakers to bring tunes near the pool, binoculars to watch the surfers in the morning - Everything provided made the stay comfortable, laid back, and above all: fun!

For the beach, we had everything we could have asked for and more: beach towels, umbrellas, coolers, boogie boards, even rash guards. They even have an ice pack that, when inserted in a cooler, make 6 perfect spots for cans of beer or soda. I swear, if you need it, they have it.

Second, the town. Sayulita is a gem, it's a special place, with a special feel. No big hotels here!! We loved the vibe and energy. You definitely get an 'off the beaten track' local experience, but you can still find a good bottle of wine for dinner, or croissants for the morning. Basically, there's something for everyone if you are not afraid to get out there and explore. We had a ton of fun at the beach, every day trying a different local food stand - and it was so affordable - we ate like kings!! On the beach, there are some vendors, but they understand 'no gracias' quite well, and many offer convenient things (fresh fruit, chicken or shrimp skewers, donuts, pizza, etc...).

If you want a busy beach, you can have that. If you want a stretch of beach with almost no one, you can have that too, if you want to totally deserted beach, you can hike over to one.

Lastly, I want to say that I really enjoyed the experience of communicating with the owner before the trip. He always responded quickly, was a wealth of information and gave us excellent advice. We arrived in town knowing where to go eat, what surf school to go to, what day trips to do, etc etc etc. Communication with him and all the great info he provided definitely contributed to the quality of the overall experience. Thanks Randy!!

I wholeheartedly recommend this vacation rental. My only worry is that with all these positive reviews, this place may become less and less available... And we want to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at casa Los Loros for 6 nights as 3 couples. This house was great for us. The house has a breathtaking view during the day and also at sunset. It is so nice to swim in the pool while looking out at all of sayulita and also for my boyfriend to be able to check the surf! There were various keys which are mentioned in previous reviews but you do get used to the locking and unlocking after the first few times - and it helps to add another level of privacy for people staying in different rooms ( 3 separate rooms ). Aida and Marcos were very pleasant , very responsive to any of our needs and recommendations for what to do in the areA. Aida comes to clean the house about every other day , and she washed our dishes which was nice. she brings her little dog Bobby who is very cute and sweet. Randy - the owner of the house was very responsive before our trip as well as during and after. He is very generous with letting you use his beach equipment as long as you take care of it! We did not rent a golf cart because it was kind of expensive - taxis were very cheap ($3) per ride - and so we decided to- go that route- but it takes about 15-20 mins to walk into main square of town - and on the last day of our trip we were offered a ride on the back of our neighbors golf cart. It was soooo nice to cruise down that hill!! We think we would have done a lot more things if we had had a golf cart because the walk does take time especially with the humidity in June :). I would suggest using the jugs that randy provides for water to brush your teeth to prevent getting sick as much as possible! As well as ️use bug spray:) at night / sleep with the sheets off and you should be able to stay plenty cool with the ceiling and floor fans - especially if you dip into the pool before bed. We'll be back!!!! Hot tip- use FaceTime audio call to contact Marcos for anything urgent or that needs to be addressed asap while you're there. Wifi is excellent!! And the call will be free :). Have fun! Thank you randy!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Steamboat Springs, CO
5

Perfect - as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. what a week! just amazing all around. 1st - Randy was awesome, responsive and helpful. 2nd - the place was perfect and exactly as every review and the ad said. our family of five loved every minute - a lovely respite from the 'hustle and bustle (ha!)' of downtown. Pool was incredible. beds and living arrangements great. wifi, music, appliances. house cleaner Aida was lovely and Marcos was a sweetie. everyone was so helpful and welcoming. all amazing. 3rd - when can we book again!? Enjoy. Sayulita rocks. and so does Casa Los Loros.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sayulita Amazingness

  • 5 of 5

Casa Los Loros is the best. The infinity pool and gorgeous view are so great to come back to after a day at the beach. Beds were comfortable and the place was clean with great light. Aida and Marcos were helpful and kind. And you have two decks to choose from! Anyway, this place is a home run.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Providence, RI USA
3

A mixed experience - spectacular view but awkward layout with many keys and uneven housekeeping

  • 3 of 5

This house offers a spectacular view, but be aware that there are several stairs and this house is located up on a hill. We rented golf carts and found them indispensable. However, the additional cost is something to consider when comparing costs between rental houses.

This house comes with ~15 unique keys. The multitude of keys was an annoying hassle and lent to a feeling of not being 100% safe, especially when combined with the admonition by the owner to keep all doors/gates locked. Because of the key situation, we did not use the upper patio often. It also precluded us from using the upstairs bedroom because it would require opening 6 keys/locks to get from the main part of the house into the upstairs suite and we didn't want to split up parents from young children.

The configuration of this house could work for 3 couples, or for those with older children who can be separated from their parents by 2 locked gates & 2 locked doors, but it did not work for us, which was very disappointing. Cramming all 8 of us in the 2 downstairs bedrooms was less than ideal.

The pool in this house was great, though it is unheated. It was refreshing on hot days, but on the one cloudy day, it was too cold to get in. Even on warm days, our children's teeth were chattering after being in the pool for a while.

We had a not-so-great experience with the housekeeper. When she came to clean, she inexplicably neglected to clean one of the suites. We emailed Randy and she returned the next day to finish cleaning. She brought her son and her dog with her, both well-behaved, but unexpected and unfortunate for the person in our group with allergies. We also had an issue with sewage smell emanating from one of the bathrooms, which Randy (who was pleasant to deal with despite the issues described in this review) sent staff out to deal with promptly.

Soon after our departure, we received an email accusing us of leaving the house 'filthy' without any further description or pictures. We most certainly did not leave the house dirty and are totally baffled by this accusation. Our child did drop and break a cereal bowl, for which we apologized and offered to pay. Additional money for extra cleaning was also taken out of our deposit. If you do rent this house, we suggest you take pictures upon your departure to prove the condition in which you left the house so that it is not your word against the housekeeper's.

Overall, we would not recommend this house to friends or family.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have never felt it necessary to respond to a review, simply because I have never received one so unsettling. My single desire has always been that each of our guests has the very best, most relaxing and most enjoyable experience when visiting beautiful Casa Los Loros. This guest obviously did not. In reply, I can only attest that our lovely, efficient housekeeper stated in her report upon the guests' departure that the house required additional levels of cleaning she had not seen in over ten years as housekeeper for Casa Los Loros. This was also corroborated by her husband, our property foreman. Our staff have always been courteous, respectful, and unceasingly helpful to each and every guest we have had over the years and I trust their words and actions implicitly. Therefore, I am fully confident that all of our guests, both past and future, after looking over the other reviews that are posted on the VRBO/HomeAway site, will have a truly fair and accurate overview of our beautiful Sayulita home, Casa Los Loros. Randy Cox
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5

Gorgeous view from the pool!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 3, including an 18 month old child. We had a great stay at Casa Los Loros. The house comes well equipped for preparing meals, clean bottled water is available at all times, adaptors for our cell phones and computer and 2 safes for personal items of value. We only used the lower 2 rooms for ourselves and our child. Getting up to the patio and the 3rd room requires many keys and per the owners instructions on keeping the home secure, I found it too much work to be up there unless I was hanging laundry. Bring another couple and the upper retreat would have been an excellent and quiet getway for the lucky pair. The pool is small but was just the right size for us to play and and cool off, we were in it several times a day, especially after a long and steep walk back to the house. We did not rent a golf cart, instead carrying our child on our backs in an Ergo. It is as steep a walk as previous described in other reveiws and requires at least some fitness. We wanted to be away from downtown and the noise associated with it, it was fairly quiet up on this hill, noise coming from other tourists driving up to their rentals at night, local construction and birds in the morning. I think having a golf cart may have encouraged us to leave the house on a whim here and there. As it were, we would leave about twice a day for long periods of time. Close to the home (10 min walk) are several small restaurants and "conventient" stores for cool drinks, some fruit, etc. The center of town is a bit further and offers a lot more. I ordered Pesos in advance online, through my bank. The money was delivered to my home in just a few days. We stopped at Mega store in Bucerias on the way to the house, having rented a ride through Jose Ramos on Sayulitalife.com, had I know how little is available to purchase in Sayulita, I would have stocked up more at Mega store. The few small grocery stores in Sayulita have limited items and do not take credit cards. In fact most places would not take a credit card so having plenty of cash on hand or being willing to draw money from an ATM is necessary. We did use a Casa di Cambio near the plaza twice to exhange money, it was pretty straight forward. Aida, the house keeper, came around 3 times during our stay and was very nice and easy to have in the house as she did her light cleaning. The pool person came and went twice and was pleasant too. By far, the best thing about this home is the magnificient view from the lower (main)

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Several
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
State Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Pizza Venezia
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
North Beach
Car: not necessary

Some of our favorite local area restaurants, including both fine dining restaurants and modest al fresco taco stands, are as follows:

Sayulita pueblo:

Calypso (Savory Mexican specialties, above town square)

Don Pedro's (Fine dining & cocktails right in front of main beach)

Don Juan's (Tasty home cooking, off road to Punta Mita)

Pizza Venezia (Terrific, inexpensive pizza, BYOB, Ave. Palmar by school)

Bichos (Below square, tasty inexpensive fish and meat combos)

Don Pedrito's (The original town taco stand, next to Kupuri hotel)

Cheo's (Popular savory street taco stand just over bridge to left)

Choco Banana (Town square meeting place for coffee, breakfast)

Mimi's pastries (Small card table off plaza; best pastries in town)

Beach vendors at Muertos beach (Fish/chicken kabobs, oysters)

La Cruz:

Osito's (Fresh fish, etc., next to large fish mercado at harbor)

La Cruz Yacht Club Sunday Buffet (At harbor; winter months only)

Bucerias:

Dugarel's (Best steaks/fish/Mexican dishes at north end of town beach)

Nuevo Vallarta:

Sonora al Sur (Unique butcher shop/steak house, turn right first NV exit off Hwy 200, right at Marlin Restaurant, then one mile on right across street from Technological University.)

Puerto Vallarta:

TRIO (Fabulous restaurant on Calle Guerrero very near old PV Cathedral;

5 star quality cuisine at 3 star prices. Reservations online a must. Save for a romantic night out in PV town followed by stroll along Malecon!)

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Rates & Availability

Sayulita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$265
$1,850
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$245
$1,700
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sayulita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Delfines Downstairs Master Suite: 1 queen bed and 1 single bed Tortuga Downstairs Bedroom: 3 single beds Flores Upstairs Master Suite: 1 queen bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Some of our favorite local area restaurants are listed below, including every option from very fine to very humble. There are of course countless others for you to discover. Just follow your eyes and noses and you won't be disappointed! SAYULITA: Don Pedro's (fine dining on main beach) Calypso (Mexican specialties overlooking main plaza) Pizza Venezzia (cheap, authentic pizza on street next to elem school) Don Juan's (secluded dining spot along road to Punta Mita) Pedrito's (original taco stand, next to Kupuri hotel) Bicho's (tasty fish and tacos, below main plaza) Choco Banana (on plaza; popular meeting place for breakfast) Mimi's pastry stand (best pies/cakes in town, look for table in plaza) LA CRUZ: Osito's (At harbor next to large open air fish market) La Cruz Yacht Club (Sunday buffet during winter months only) BUCERIAS: Dugarel's (at north end of main beach on the sand)

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