About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 one bedroom studios, 2 bathroom close to the beach with ocean views.
Welcome to Casa Suerte ('Luck'). The location of our three-story home combines the best of both worlds—beach and town. In the heart of Sayulita, with stunning ocean views, Casa Suerte offers an exclusive corner just a minute's walk from great restaurants, a variety of shops, and the colorful town plaza. The beach is a two or three minute stroll from the front door.
Casa Suerte is made up of two self contained levels for $115/night each June 1 - Aug 31. Our regular rates are $135/night for each level (holiday rates are $175/night Dec. 15 - Jan 10). Please contact us for rates renting the whole house.
We also offer a small self-contained studio off the garage with a partial ocean view, queen bed, bathroom and kitchenette for $65/night as an add on with the full house or on its own. Please contact owner for more information.
Designed by a renowned local architect, Casa Suerte combines light, views, art, and functionality in a delightful way. Every level has wonderful ocean views.
The street entrance opens into a peaceful garden and cobblestoned area with secure parking. A spiral staircase leads to each of the home's three levels, all beautiful and unique with open floor plans.
Upper level 2 has great ocean views and includes a full kitchen with large hand-crafted counters, queen bed, comfortable pull out full bed, chair that turns into single cot with mattress, comfortable chairs and an eating bar with stools. A lovely garden area with a soothing fountain leads to a full bathroom featuring local stonework and artisan-made fixtures. French doors open to a spacious patio equipped with a dining set, comfortable chairs, and ocean views. This level has air conditioning as well as ceiling fans.
Upper level 2 is ideal for those who like to cook, and who enjoy ample outdoor 'living' space. The ocean view has some wires but is very nice an open. It rents for $115 - $160/night for two people. An additional $25 per day is charged for each adult beyond the first two. Sleeps up to five in beds ( the cot is fairly narrow) though this is a tight fit for the space. 2 - 3 people is ideal. There is no charge for a child; $25 per day for two children.
The Upper Level 3 apartment has great ocean views and includes a kitchenette, king bed, twin bed, full bathroom, deck and private garden patio area. Windows and French doors open on each side creating an airy, beautiful and peaceful environment. On the ocean side, large glass French doors open onto a deck offering wonderful views of the ocean, village, and mountainous coastline. Another set of glass doors open onto a lush private garden with a table, chairs and water feature. The room includes comfortable chairs for reading and relaxing. The small kitchenette is simple and ideal for those do not plan to cook a lot. It includes a refrigerator, microwave, sink, coffee pot, blender, pots/pans, cutlery, utensils, dishes, and hot plate. A beautiful wood armoire houses a small television and space for clothing. This level also has air conditioning and ceiling fans.
The Upper Level 3 is ideal for those whose emphasis would be on views over extensive cooking. It is $125-$135/night for two people. It is not available January 15 - March. $25/per person per day is charged for additional adults (beyond 2). There is no additional charge for a child. Maximum of three people.
The rooftop terrace has a breathtaking 360-degree view of the town, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Equipped with chaise lounges and a comfortable outdoor couch, it is ideal for sunbathing, reading, napping, and watching the sunset. While the Upper Levels 2 and 3 are private, this is a shared level.
An additional self-contained studio off the garden/cobblestone entrance area is available for an additional $65/night. It includes a queen bed, chair, fans., bathroom and AC. It's one level up off of the street and is private. Its dimensions are 18' by 10' and the ceiling is 6"10."
Every level of the home has incredible views, but the rooftop is a favorite place to watch the sun rise, sip coffee, and listen to the town slowly waken. From our perch, we can watch whales migrate, hear the waves, see if the surf's up, and feel the pulse of Sayulita. In the evening, as the day slows, we drink margaritas, snack on tacos from the local stands, watch children play in the streets, and enjoy the sunset.
At night, you are minutes from Sayulita's vibrant night life where you can enjoy great restaurants and cafes, food stands that open only in the evenings and live music. And, every Monday is Salsa night at Don Pedros on the beach.
We keep our prices very reasonable for the quality and size of our house so that others can enjoy our wonderful location, home, and the fabulous village of Sayulita.
We hope you choose to stay at Casa Suerte (translated from Spanish: the House 'of' Luck). Welcome.
John Laughlin and Adrienne Hill
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About John Laughlin and Adrienne Hill
We live in Ashland, OR where we have lived for over 30 years. We met at Southern Oregon University where John was the Dean of the School of Business and I worked in Admissions as Associate Director. We share a love of Mexico-- its people and culture--and discovered the beautiful village of Sayulita while on a coastal trip we took with our friend, Nathan, while John was teaching at the university in Ashland's sister city, Guanajuato. We are active with SayulitAnimals and have rescued and placed over 24 puppies and dogs locally. We also own a seasonal cafe in Ashland, which we've had for 14 years, an on-line feather business, and own and manage several local properties.
John Laughlin and Adrienne Hill purchased this House in 2003
Why John Laughlin and Adrienne Hill chose Sayulita
Location! We immediately fell in love with Sayulita our first trip there and wanted to make it our home away from home. After looking at dozens of rentals and homes, decided that this house and its location were exactly what we wanted. We are both very view oriented and this house has great views of the village and ocean from every level. We also wanted a house close to the beach and the village cafes and shops so we could walk out our door and be at any of these places within an easy 1 to 2 minute stroll. And, we love great architecture and this house is beautiful, has great architectural detail and is solidly built. We bought the house directly from the owners who had it built for themselves and who put great care and love into each detail.
What makes this House unique
There are so many details about this house we love. I especially love the views from the upper level 3 bedroom as you lie on the bed. To my right I have a beautiful view of the ocean, and to my left a full view of our peaceful lush garden and water feature through the huge glass french doors. My husband loves the larger footprint and spacious front patio on the upper level 2 where he can perch and look out over the village and ocean and read. And we both love the rooftop patio which looks out over the entire area. It's great to watch the world wake up with your coffee, or watch it slowly quiet down as you sip your evening wine or margarita. During the day we bask on the rooftop in the sun and nap in the shade under the palapa. And I so love the unique little alcoves, arches, hand crafted counters, spiral copper faucets, and little details that are all over the house, inside and out. And, of course we love the fact that we can walk to the beach in a couple minutes, or dash out to the store and be back in four or five minutes. We also really appreciate that we are surrounded by families who have lived in Sayulita for generations. We've just had our house for about 12 years, but we feel a part of the community there, and love to hear bits of Spanish and laughter floating on the air. We are also fortunate in that our house feels very safe and secure; I and my women friends are very comfortable staying alone here. Our manager and housekeeper grew up in Sayulita; they have many friends and neighbors who also keep an eye on our property adding a level of security for which we feel blessed.
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Dream House 3 blocks from the beach and stones throw from the Plaza, the heart of Sayulita.
My first vacation with my wife in Sayulita wouldn’t have been as magical and romantic if it weren’t for this beautiful home. With a large shared rooftop overlooking the ocean, watching the sunset nightly here was a treat. Casa Suerte is conveniently located in the center of town, 50 meters from the plaza, albeit a brief and steep hill, but this what provides the amazing view on the roof or from your ocean facing private balcony. The rooms are charming, artistic and 0memorable outdoor shower.
Being that it is next to the plaza, Sayulita has a lively night life. Though we never had an issue sleeping at night, even though it was during the wild film festival weekend, we slept soundly every night. Another convenient aspect about it’s location is that its right off one of the main veins to the beach. An ideal place for visitors who don’t need or have a car/ATV.
Adrienne is a kind and resourceful host, the house provides a very hospitable, comfy and creative environment. It was sooooo hard to leave.
We will stay here always when returning to Sayulita, Casa Suerte forever!
Charming Studio Apt. and Great Location
Charming decor .....with comfortable furniture inside and out.
Large outdoor patio with great views of Sayulita and ocean.
Even better on the roof top terrace.
Comfy bed and bathroom with open air atrium....definitely puts a smile on your face.
Sayulita .....surfing, celebration , roosters , great food & marvellous people.
Our hosts: Adrienne, John & Riley
Thank you......Will definitely return !!!
Great location & size of suite
The suite is well equipped and spacious (we stayed on the 3rd level). The view was lovely. John was a helpful host and Riley is the cutest, friendliest dog. It was nice to be able to park our car securely on site.
Love love loved Casa Suerte!
Best place to stay in Sayulita!
We loved staying at the beautiful Casa Suerte. We recommend hiring Antonio to pick you up at the airport. He is an awesome friend of John and Adrienne, the home owners. He took us grocery shopping, and to get some food before dropping us off. The house was completely ready when we arrived. We cooked everyday. The kitchen had everything we needed. Some special things we liked were the boogie boards, beach chairs, and even a cute hat that I wore all around town. We were lucky enough to have the whole place to ourselves for three of our nights. The roof top was a favorite! The view was amazing. So relaxing, and fun to be in a Mexican neighborhood. Adrienne’s tips for food, drinks, entertainment and adventures were spot on. We took her advice and went on some hikes, and visited the turtle sanctuary on the beach. Perfect location...close to town, and the beach. Adrienne was so helpful before, during and after our stay. We had never been to Mexico, so we had lots of questions. We were spoiled, not all VRBOs have that warm feeling of home like Casa Suerte. We will be back for sure!!! Thank you J and A(:
Charming spot, comfortable and close to everything
We loved our stay at Casa Suerte! It's a charming space in a great location, close to town and only a couple blocks from the beach. We stayed on the second level and found it very spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was a wonderful asset and has all the amenities you need, including a blender (smoothies for the kids!) and a large fridge with a nice freezer to hold ice cream for a cold treat when back from the beach.
The second floor has a lovely outdoor area perfect for additional dining at the table outside or just lounging in the chairs, reading and taking in the beautiful view that Sayulita has to offer. There's a rooftop area that is open for everyone and was just perfect for an evening cocktail/morning coffee or an opportunity to relax at night while the kids were asleep.
Adrienne and John were so welcoming and accommodating, checking in with us to make sure we had everything we needed and really taking the time to make sure we enjoyed our stay. There were beach chairs and an umbrella (and even a boogie board for the little ones!) that they graciously made available for our use. And while the town life does filter in, we didn't have any trouble with the noise in the evening as we found the double doors (when closed) blocked out most of the noise. The casa was easy to get in and out of and we had no problems at all during our stay. Overall, we had a wonderful visit - thank you so much Adrienne and John (and Riley!).
Wanted to Love
We wanted to love this place. At first glance, it's ideal. Large space, full kitchen, outdoor shower, 2 decks to use, 1/2 a block from town. And the owners are very nice and helpful.
But by the end of the 4 day stay, we were ready to go. The noise from town was pretty rough, music going until 2:00 - 3:00 am on weekend nights. The dogs and chickens in neighboring houses start making noise really early in the morning. There was also consistent loud banging noises from above on multiple days.
The door to the unit didn't lock well and could easily be pushed open even when "locked." On 2 different occasions, paint chips flew off the fan above the bed. After the maid came, the place smelled of chemicals and the entire floor was super wet and stayed very slick for days.
It’s important to us that our guests have a good experience, which relies in part on frank communication from them during their stay. For example, you told us in person that everything was “great.” We would quickly have resolved or prevented most of your issues, if you had mentioned them to us at the time: 1)The French doors lock by securing the bolts to stabilize them, which we would gladly have demonstrated -- and the exterior gates provide additional security. Our locksmith reconfirmed that all doors lock, and we have posted instructions for further clarification. 2) Our housekeeper uses a common, non-toxic cleaner and white vinegar, which she would easily have modified. 3) The floors typically dry quickly. When it rains, as it did during your stay, the combination of the dehumidifier and fans is very effective. 4) The ceiling fans are high quality and reliable; we apologize that some paint chips flecked off. 5) We usually inform guests in advance of major festivities (in your case, the music/film festival and a holiday). Typically, guests can block ambient noise by drawing the block-out curtains and turning on the fans or A/C, as other reviews have noted. One last point: Per our VRBO description, we love our central location above the plaza, and enjoy sharing both our home and the authentic, local flavor of our neighborhood, including the dogs, roosters, and other elements of daily life. Our staff and neighbors are wonderful families who have been in Sayulita for generations. We are honored to be part of their community and hope our guests enjoy and respect this experience as much as we do.
We are located in the heart of Sayulita yet are perched on a hill so you get the great views. Shops, cafés, stores, boutiques are literally doors away from our front door. The plaza is the location for lots of local events such as live music on Friday and Saturday nights, and every Friday there's a delightful market four blocks from our house along the river. The beach is a 2 and 1/2 block stroll through town, and guests enjoy surfing and paddle boarding (lessons are available as well), sea kayaking and snorkeling. One may rent equipment in many places. Yoga studios and classes are numerous as are Spanish classes. One can take a boat from the beach for fishing, whale watching, and snorkeling, or go to Punta Mita or La Cruz for departure for similar tours. Many boats include trips to the Marietta Islands, a great place to swim and snorkel. A favorite hike is a path that leads north through the jungle to San Pancho (town north of Sayulita) or one can also walk along the ocean and beaches to San Pancho. We like the jungle hike as it's very quiet and peaceful, with wildlife (coati, butterflies, birds) and wonderful ocean views at crests (and lots of shade). For excellent live music, we have two recommendations. Don Pedros, a restaurant two blocks from our house on the beach, has wonderful live Cuban music every Monday night along with Salsa lessons and on Thursday nights Latcho and Andrea, 'The Blonde Gypsies,' perform. Additional live music is available in a beautiful venue on the beach at San Pancho where one can watch the sun set into the ocean and enjoy hundreds of birds in a fresh water lagoon while listening... semi wild horses often run on this beach adding to the magic and charm of the setting. Latcho and Andrea perform on Tuesdays, traditional Mexican/Mariachi music is on Thursdays and Cuban music is on Sundays (starting @ 6pm). For a day trip, one can take the bus or taxi to Puerto Vallarta for shopping and sight seeing (Old Town is most interesting perhaps). From the PV area, one can take a boat out to Yelapa, a quiet beach community with nice beaches. Another day trip would be to rent a car and go to San Sabastian, a former mining town that once had 40,000 people, and now has less than 1,000. It's an interesting, historic mountain town about 1 hour from Sayulita in a very different environment (pine trees, higher altitude terrain, cooler). The largest city near Sayulita, Tepic, offers little of interest to us and is a fairly long drive (few hours), but near there is a beautiful lake formed in a crater that's quite nice.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The rate for the whole house is $195/night (excluding holidays) which sleeps 6 people. The rate for each level of the two levels is $99/night each (excluding holidays) which sleeps two unless you add the extra bodega/lower bedroom. The rate for the extra bedroom to add on to either of the levels providing more sleeping space is $35/night. Rates are subject to change until confirmed.