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Sandcastle Villa Private Beach Front Resort at Emerald Bay

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Mazatlán Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10 Adults plus 2 Children)

From the moment you arrive at the Sandcastle Mazatlan, you will realize you are somewhere truly special. The Sandcastle villa is a one of a kind private beachfront resort situated directly on the beach in beautiful Emerald Bay, Mazatlan.

Over 1 acre of private secure gated grounds with features including; heated pool, jacuzzi, outdoor bar/grill, private tennis court, 9 Hole golf putting green, half court basketball, gardens, patios, decks and private getaways thoughout. You will be treated to amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Madre from the rooftop bar/viewing deck, as well from the many additional decks around the home. Spectacular sunsets and clear blue skies are an everyday occurence at the Sandcastle. From the pool area you are just a few steps away from miles of beautiful sandy beach.

The architecture of the house, gazeboo and gardens are unique and one of a kind, with elaborate concrete and brickwork throughout. The home consists of 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 2 outdoor bathrooms, outdoor shower, full kitchen up, 1/2 kitchen pool level, and living/dinning/lounge area. The entire home is tastfully decorated in a mexican theme including many original art pieces . All rooms have king or queen beds, air conditioning, and flat panel displays.

The friendly and accommodating staff will make sure that your vacation is one to remember. House keeping and English/Spanish speaking concierge included in weekly rate.

This property is truly a must see!

Keywords: villa, beach, private resort, on the ocean, heated pool, jacuzzi, hot tub, gated, pool, private, exclusive, maid service, pet friendly

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Sandcastle Villa Private Beach Front Resort at Emerald Bay
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and I just arrived back from our AMAZING vacay at the Sandcastle, the house itself is beautiful and the beach views are breathtaking. Perfect pool for all the family kids loved it! ages ( 1 to 16 so yea amazing)! What made this house is Rafael and Cindy they are wonderful - super helpful with anything and everything-- We had my grandparent 50th anniversary and they made everything possible !! The owners made booking simple and quick, which is great less stress and great vacay expectations!! lots of steps is the only thing i heard anyone say negative but hey cavs look good :) ---

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property for families

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here over Christmas in 2014. Our group included eleven people ranging from age 1 to 65 including four children under six years old. All of us enjoyed the Sand Castle and would recommend it highly.

The best features of the place (especially for the little ones) were the pool, the hot tub, the well kept private grounds including a tennis/basketball court, and the immediate proximity to the beach. Everything you need is there, similar to a resort. Given the price, the amenities and privacy are pretty special -- amazing value.

In terms of the layout, there are four floors with quite a few stairs. I liked the layout since each family/couple can have some privacy and quiet in the evenings. No shared bathrooms. Each room has flat screen TV with a pretty good selection of old and new movies (free - on demand). The room at the top has stunning views.

We cooked most of our own meals. I suggest renting a car for trips to the grocery store or restaurants (Walmart is about 10 minutes by car, as I recall). Sylvia (the owner) helped organize a couple of meals to be delivered to the place, including some delicious tacos. We had a private chef come in to cook one meal, which was pricey but worth it.

If the timing works out in the future, we'd love to return to this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wenatchee WA

Wonderful Family Vacation ..

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with 5 children ranging from ages 2 through 13.. They were all in love with the place it was perfect!! the Master Suite was perfect and all rooms had great privacy.. Pieter and Silvia were both staying at the time and it was great they tend to your every need and are great to work with.. We had everything from a Mariachi band there and then a huge 30+ people get togeather during the day!! Every night we would stay up and start a fire in there fire pit and play games with the family .. Perfect Vaction for a large family reunion..

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We have been fortunate to have never had a bad experience when traveling to Mexico and we have done this numerous times and visited many places over the last 25+ years. We mainly rent large homes with a staff. All of the homes have been very nice, including this one (the pictures do not quite do it justice!). But what truly makes the trip memorable for me and my family is always the staff. We would rank this one tied for the best staff we have ever had. Rafael and Christina were very happy and accommodating people who never wanted you to lift a finger, as this was “your holiday senior…”. Anything you want or want to do, Rafael has a contact for. I cannot recommend this place enough. I have to give special shout out to the owners as well. Pieter & Silvia Smidt were very accommodating and were very timely in their responses.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A one-of-a-kind unique beach front getaway !!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the SANDCASTLE this past week... First let me check off the obvious before we proceed... Heated pool and jacuzzi CHECK... BBQ Grill and fridge poolside CHECK...just a few steps to a sandy beach with warm swimmable water CHECK... Incredible unobstructed views from all the rooms CHECK... I could go on and on but you get the point.

We had a family of 12 that really enjoyed this unique property... Rafael is the caretaker and Christina is the housekeeper... They went above and beyond to make our stay memorable... They made us Carne Asada during the week ... Don't forget to ask Rafael to make you a Pina Colada (best I ever had)... Wish I could rant about something but I had a smile that couldn't be knocked off my face the whole time I was there.

A tennis court and putting green in the front yard are great for the kids and for the adults as well in case you get sick of looking at the ocean lol... Don't forget to take in the Mazatlan sunset ( one of the most beautiful in the world) as the sun disappears into the ocean.

I would recommend renting a car if ur family is the type that likes to hit the town a lot as the property is secluded and about 15 mins from town... If not, Rafael has got the hookup from small taxis to vans to accommodate ur group.

Two things I know for sure... I am going back to Mazatlan and I am staying at the Sandcastle !!! We should be so lucky that the owners allow us to rent this magnificent property !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta

Sandcastle Stay

  • 5 of 5

Marvelous unique property. Delicious location. Raphael and Cindy go above and beyond to make this a location to be treasured. Ideal for a family gathering. Secluded enough that you feel on your own island but civilization is but a mere 10 minutes away. Surf's Up Restaurant next door was a pleasant surprise for breakfast and lunch when you didn't feel like cooking.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Mazatlán Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Years 2016/17
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Saturday check in is preferred, Other check in days will be considered on a case by case basis.
We may consider minimum 3 night reservations in off season. Nightly Rate $600.00 USD.

No bachelor/Stag parties allowed.

Weddings will be considered on a case by case basis, additional staffing and cleanup charges may apply.

For larger groups we have an additional suite available May 2nd - Oct 31st, 2015. "La Familia" sleeps four guests, with private kitchen. Add $1000.00 USD per week.

Payments Accepted Via Paypal.
50% to confirm booking, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

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Mazatlán Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Adjoining La Madona
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjoining La Luna
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Adjoining El Sol
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Adjoining El Romantico
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Main Floor
    Tennis Court/Putting Green - toilet
    Pool Patio - outdoor shower , Pool Patio
    Pool Patio - toilet
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • El Sol - 1 queen , Pool Level
    La Luna - 1 queen , Pool Level
    La Mariachi - 1 queen , Main Floor
    La Madona - 1 king , 1 double , Main Floor
    La Romantico - 1 king , 4th Floor
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3) Double Size Bed (1) We do have a highchair and a playpen for small children
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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