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Rancho Zen -Tropical Paradise with Ocean Vista, & Lush Gardens

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Rancho Zen is located on Gringo Hill; just a short walk to the town center and beach. The large upper deck of this unique two story home provides a lovely view of the ocean, lush gardens below, and an occasional iguana.

Fresh sheets, towels, and purified drinking water are provided along with a washer/dryer on site and ceiling fans in every room. Our friendly (American) property manager is available should you need him. We also provide phone (local calls only), internet access, ipod/iphone docking station, and a well equipped kitchen.

Our favorite spot in the house is known as the 'stick room', with wrought-iron and woven bamboo shutters that open up on three sides to a private balcony overlooking the garden.

We call our Sayulita home 'Rancho Zen' because that's exactly what it is; a tranquil, idyllic getaway nestled in the palms and tropical flowering plants.

Keywords: Two Story Home, Ocean View, Private, Gated, Serene

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About The Owner

Winston and Jeri are native Southern California residents who have traveled extensively and have settled on their second home in Sayulita, Mexico. They love music, wine, and the ocean. But especially the wine.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why The Owner chose Nayarit

Winston and Jeri first visited Sayulita in the mid 1990's... and kept coming back for more. They finally bought their home on Gringo Hill in 2001. We loved the location, large lot, and the trippy Asian looking cupola on the roof; thus the name 'Rancho Zen'. Sayulita has a laid back, surfer town vibe found nowhere else in Mexico. The people are welcoming, the food is incredible, and there is tons to do (or nothing to do, if you want).

What makes this house unique

We love the ocean view through the palms and lush banana trees. Our large front garden area and corner location sets our property apart and ensures total privacy. Though town can get a little noisy, Rancho Zen is an oasis of peace and tranquility. You will love it here.


Sayulita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
English speaking property manager on call.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Rancho Zen -Tropical Paradise with Ocean Vista, & Lush Gardens
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Great Home

  • 4 of 5

Great home, located close to town. The decor is a bit of local yet with a funky vibe. It's a little uphill, especially if your are carrying surfboards. The kitchen and living room are great place to relax and easy had to host 6 people. Although it's located on a corner and can be a little busy/noisy during the day, it's fairly quiet at night. Plenty of fans also make it quite tolerable when sleeping and sietsing during the day. Paul the property manager was really easy to get a hold of and very accommodating, definitely one of the better property I have dealt with in Mexico. Also it's quite reasonable for price compared to other places available. i would definitely recommend Rancho Zen to other people.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA, USA

wonderfully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I had a fantastic time at the house and in Sayulita. The location is above the town, with very little traffic, so it's pretty quiet, but it's a quick walk down (quicker down than up). You do have to either drive everywhere (kind of pointless) or be able to manage the moderate hill on foot. The local property manager is American, so no language barrier, and helped us get settled in and took care of a couple little things like burned out light bulbs right away. There's a surprising amount of wildlife but nothing harassed us. The house itself is lovely; we spent most of our time on the rooftop deck. Only the bedroom, downstairs, is air conditioned, and it works well, but sleeping upstairs was fine. Everything worked, fast Internet, great cell service, and the kitchen was well-equipped. We would definitely come back here and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz, CA

Lovely home in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Rancho Zen in Sayulita. The house is located up on a hill overlooking town and the ocean, with excellent views, and is only a short walk into town. It's a beautiful, quiet neighborhood with other very nice homes. Rancho Zen is very peaceful and quiet for being so close to town. There are two bedrooms and a full bathroom downstairs, with a very pretty front deck that opens up into a view of the garden. We brought our dog and she loved the backyard, and we didn't have to worry since it was completely walled and fenced in. The downstairs bedroom has air conditioning, which we needed in October. Upstairs has a wonderful living and dining room, a kitchen with all the necessities, including blender and coffee machine, a full bathroom, and a huge back deck with view of the ocean. We saw lots of butterflies, birds, bats, and iguanas in the huge variety of trees out back. We were very comfortable and fully enjoyed our entire month at Rancho Zen. We absolutely love Sayulita and also San Pancho to the north, and will be returning for sure, between November and May.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful, relaxing vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Rancho Zen! The house is beautiful; we especially enjoyed the upstairs deck. There's an incredible view across the tops of the palms down toward the beach and the point, making the deck an excellent vantage point for watching cool lightning over the ocean. The house has everything you might need to be comfortable during your stay - extra linens, towels, pots and pans, drinking water, fans, a large and varied collection of movies with a DVD player, and a handful of board games for lazy rainy afternoons. It's a short five minute walk to town and the beach - we had no problem traveling without a car. We loved that everything was walking distance (food, shops and galleries, beach/surf spots, surf rentals, etc). It was easy to find the house when we arrived and the property manager was there to show us around. Everyone in Sayulita was so friendly and welcoming. We felt very safe at the house and in town. The beach is beautiful, the water is warm, and there is great food all over the place. We would love to go back! I would recommend Rancho Zen to anyone heading down to Sayulita and looking for a relaxing, well-equipped, private place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, Washington, USA

Amazing Getaway with a Lush View

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with Rancho Zen. It was like home away from home. The house had all amenities necessary and more. The landscape was serene and there was a beautiful back yard as well. There was not a place in or around the home that was not "zen"; thus the name was quite fitting! I did not bring my child on this trip but wish I did upon my wonderful stay in Sayulita. This house is great for adults and children. I would stay there again, and hope to come back again soon. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hemet, California

This Property Is A Must See A+++++++++++++++ Miraculous Views. Beautiful Bedrooms / Living room!

  • 5 of 5

We Had A Great Time At This Properly We Spent A Very Relaxing Week There, We were Able to walk to the beach and restaurants very quite and very beautiful. Cant Wait To Visit Again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2000
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Sayulita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 1
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season 2
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Off Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

There will be a $250 charge for any lost keys.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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