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Close to Beach, Private, Quiet, Completely Walled Property.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 full ensuite bathrooms, Sleeps 2 - 6 comfortably.

Hidden among mature trees and tropical gardens is this oasis in Sayulita: Casa Duende.

Each of the three well-appointed bedrooms at Casa Duende have their own private en-suite bathrooms. The lower bedroom and upper back bedroom both have air conditioning. A high, decorative wall blocks the view into the Casa from passersby street side, and the walls surrounding the side and back of the house ensure that the grounds are totally private. Guests can relax on the large, ground-level patio, equipped with a stainless-steel BBQ, sink and bar/counter - plus make use of the built-in wood smoker for the fresh fish you'll get from the local fishermen.

The two upper level bedrooms have a palapa-covered living room, and overlook the gardens and neighboring trees. The doors to the kitchen and living room are completely screened and open up onto the patio for a view of the bouganvillas, banana trees, cactus plants and gardens. Casa Duende is a quick, level, 3-minute walk to the plaza and to Sayulita beach.

There are no hills to walk, making this ideally accessible for all ages. There are stores nearby for purchasing groceries or other necessities. While there is no need for a car at Casa Duende, there is street parking should you require it.

Sit outside and listen to the birds while you have your morning coffee or a dinner of fresh fish that you just smoked and BBQ'd outside.

Life doesn't get better than Casa Duende.

More Details

Carolyn McEwen
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our other rental for the week was full, and we need two more rooms, luckily we were able to rent Casa Duende for 4 nights. It is in a great location close to town and a very comfortable 3 bedroom with a great outdoor area to cook and relax. You can't go wrong and the price is excellent.
Mar 2015
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Sayulita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are full ensuites.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3 - Double Bed
  • All 3 bedrooms are nicely furnished and all have ceiling fans. All bedrooms also have full ensuite bathrooms with showers. The King master bedroom downstairs and the upper back bedroom has air conditioning. The downstairs area is perfect for couples.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Close to Beach, Private, Quiet, Completely Walled Property.
average rating of 4.642857 based on 31 reviews

Tres jolie maison, bien situee! Jardin magnifique!

  • 5 of 5

Ideal pour groupe d’amis ou en famille avec de grands enfants car les chambres au deuxieme etage sont accessibles que par l’exterieur. Sayulita est une ville charmante et pres de plusieurs jolies plages.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location , decorated beautifully, fully equipped kitchen, wonderful outdoor area

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa Duende! the Casa is it's own Oasis only minutes to the beach and town. There were 2 couples, one single person in our gathering and everyone had their own room and bathroom. We fixed our own meals quite a few nights and enjoyed eating in the private, great outdoor garden, kitchen area.

Our only comment is the mattress in the south upstairs bedroom could be replaced - (the couple rolled into each other)the main bedroom bed was amazing as was the other one.

Thank you - we would love to come back every year.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picturesque setting

  • 4 of 5

House is in great location very close to town square. Spacious bedrooms. Landscaping is gorgeous. Only downside is Sayulita has an overpopulation of Roosters, which is no fault of property owners. Very difficult to sleep as everything is open air. Some furniture is worn and could use upgrade. I would definitely stay here again if I return to Sayulita.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Sayulita for a beautiful wedding. House was perfectly located near everything and everybody. Everything we needed was provided. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, Close to town

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights while we were in town for a wedding. The master bedroom is downstairs and is the only room with A/C. 2 bedrooms upstairs have fans only. This was ok for us but it was the last week of January and it was cloudy every day. Not sure how nice that would be in June. The property managers were great! Very helpful in arranging transportation from the airport for our party. There a water cooler in the kitchen which was great to just fill up your bottle and go. No washer/dryer available (contrary to what is listed in the property description). Wifi worked great for us. Located an easy 5 min walk to the beach and 2 mins to the center of town.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and staying at Casa Duende. We highly recommend anyone staying between June and September to book somewhere that has a/c in any bedroom you intend to sleep in as it gets so hot and humid. So sorry about the washer and dryer, we do make it available to anyone that requests it.
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Overall the house was amazing. PROS: Everything you need for a great stay. The owner was very accommodating to our large group. Plenty of dishes and glasses and cook wear. Over head fans and an extra floor fan. The master bedroom has the ac unit and if you leave the door to the room open it will also keep the living room and kitchen area cool as well. Sitting out on the patio we saw many birds and an iguana every day. Close to town but far enough away that it's not to noisy...... except for the roosters but you can't escape them in Sayulita! It's part of the charm! CONS: The house is lower than the road, you open a gate to some stairs to go down to get to the house. There is no railing on these stairs so they can be a little dangerous, especially at night because the sensor lighting doesn't always come on right away. My 75 year old dad took a tumble over the edge half way down. Thankfully he was OK. They really need to put some sort of railing up.

Overall the house is a great place to stay and we would stay again when we return.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephanie Thanks so much for your review. We are so happy that the location worked out for you. It is nice being so close to town but still very quiet. I am so sorry to hear that your dad took a fall. We will definitely take a look at the railing situation and see what can be done to install one. We look forward to having you stay at Casa Duende for a future trip to Sayulita. Joe and Carolyn
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles

Sayulita is a small fishing and surfing village just 40 minutes North of Puerto Vallarta. A short drive from the airport takes you worlds away from the hustle and bustle of life in Puerto Vallarta. Relax on a beach chair, the sound of the ocean all around you and start to unwind.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$175 - $200 Nightly
January - May - $1400 Weekly - $250 nightly

June - October - $ 750 Weekly - $1200 for 2 weeks - $1500 monthly

Nov - Dec - $1400 Weekly - $250 nightly

Christmas Holiday - $1700 weekly
Dates Available: Year Round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.