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Villa Yerbabuena, a Tropical Luxury Retreat for Families and Friends

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Sweeping Ocean Views, 4 BR, 3.5+ BA, 2 Pools, Basketball Court, Gardens, Privacy

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When you walk through the main entrance of Villa Yerbabuena you immediately will be drawn towards the breathtaking panoramic view of the ocean and Sayulita Bay in front of you. The world seems to lie at your feet while you take it all in from the top floor patio; the views, the ocean breeze, the sounds of nature, and the bliss of knowing that your vacation has only just begun.

BIENVENIDOS a Villa Yerbabuena, your luxury villa in the exclusive Pedregroso neighborhood on the quiet north side of Sayulita. Completed in the summer of 2012 it was designed for families or a group of friends who are looking for a private vacation retreat to relax, re-unite, celebrate, or all of the above in an environment with sweeping ocean views, all the modern-day comforts, and where easy-going goes hand in hand with style. Unwind and play at Villa Yerbabuena, a striking Spanish colonial style home, only steps away from the most private and pristine part of Sayulita’s beautiful beach.

The villa is located in an area of private homes across the street from the ocean and within walking distance to the lively center of town. After a 10-minute walk along the palm-lined beach or newly paved road you will find the first restaurants, shops, and surf break. Villa Yerbabuena’s proximity to the center of town is one of its attractions. It is close enough to walk to everything that Sayulita has to offer yet far enough to escape the hustle and bustle and find peace, quiet, and the sound of waves in the background.

Villa Yerbabuena accommodates 9 people. If there are babies or small children in your group we may be able to accommodate more. We have portable Pack N Plays. Please feel free to ask.

The property can also be rented together with adjacent Casa Escondida. Please check vrbo 150901 for information and availability.

Villa Yerbabuena offers:

* Ocean views from every floor and bedroom

* 4 Bedrooms

* 3.5 Bathrooms plus pool cabana

* 2 Portable baby/toddler cribs

* Top quality mattresses

* 100% High quality cotton sheets, bathroom towels, and beach towels

* A/C and ceiling fans in all the bedrooms

* Ceiling fans throughout the house

* Sliding or retractable insect screens for all the windows, balcony doors, and patio doors to keep any insects out and make open-air living comfortable

* Purified water system servicing the entire house

* Modern, fully equipped kitchen

* Kitchenette on the lower floor

* Dining room

* Living room

* Wifi

* TV-room with Satellite TV, DVD player, Stereo with CD player and I-pod docking station

* Patios and bedroom balconies on every floor and a rooftop terrace

* 2 Pools; A dipping pool on the top floor and a large 10’ x 32’ infinity lap pool in the garden

* Pool floats, pool and beach toys

* Basketball half-court

* Movies

* Board games

* Safes, large enough to store a laptop, in all the bedroom suites

* Inner courtyard with fountain

* Across the street from the beach

* Private and quiet location

* Tropical garden

* Large lawn

* Private jungle with trail and creek (dry in the winter months)

* Gas BBQ grill

* Completely walled/fenced property

* Security system

* Private off-street parking

* English/Spanish speaking property manager who is available during your entire stay for assistance and services

* Maid service 3 times a week or daily upon request for an additional charge

* Free local calls

Services available at additional cost:

* Airport transportation

* Car rental or golf car rental

* Baby gear rental

* Grocery shopping

* Home-cooked meals delivered or prepared in Villa Yerbabuena’s kitchen

F L O O R P L A N

The rooftop terrace offers an incredible 360-degree view of ocean, bay, and jungle. It is a great place to watch whales during migration season (mid December through March) or view the milky-way at night.

On the TOP FLOOR is the main entrance, large inviting living room, comfortable TV-room, a modern and fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and 1/2 bath. It can be transferred into a huge open-air living space in combination with the exterior patio and dipping pool. The floor to ceiling sliding doors are easily moved aside and sliding screens keep any insects out. Relax on the comfortable couches in the living room and tv-room, sit back in the traditional Mexican leather barrel chairs on the patio, or dip into the top floor pool and enjoy a glass of your favorite something while taking in the stunning panoramic views of the ocean, bay, and town in front of you.

A stairway under a vaulted ceiling with sky-light leads to the middle floor.

On the MIDDLE FLOOR is a charming inner-courtyard with bubbling fountain perfect to relax by with a favorite book. There are three bedrooms: I. A master bedroom suite with king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom, and private garden patio, and II. a family suite consisting of a master bedroom with king-sized bed and III. an additional bedroom with bunk-bed and single bed - rooms II. and III. are separated by a shared en-suite bathroom and each bedroom is individually accessible from the hallway. All bedrooms have A/C, ceiling fans, screened windows and balcony doors, top quality mattresses, 100% high quality cotton sheets, bathroom towels, and beach towels.

Stairs from the inner courtyard lead to the lower floor and garden.

The LOWER FLOOR has a master bedroom suite with king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet, wrap-around patio, A/C, ceiling fan, screened windows and balcony doors, a top quality mattress, 100% high quality cotton sheets, bathroom towels, and beach towels. This floor gives access to the garden.

The GARDEN is a tropical paradise and is completely gated. It has an expansive 10’x32’ infinity lap pool, basketball half-court, private off-street parking, large lawn, gas BBQ grill, a private jungle with creek (dry in the winter months), and many varieties of palm trees, hibiscus, bougainvillea, birds of paradise, gardenia, agave, bananas, papayas, mango, and lime. It is home to dozens of birds and butterflies.

Beautiful SAYULITA is Mexico at its best and VILLA YERBABUENA simply complements this. Together they hold every promise for an unforgettable vacation and a perfect retreat to come back to year after year.

R E N T A L R A T E S

High Season US$575/nt US$3,875/wk

Low Season US$450/nt US$3,000/wk

US$650/nt US$4,400/wk Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

US$500 Damage deposit, refunded in 2 weeks after departure less any damages to the property.

A reservation is confirmed after receipt of the signed rental agreement and deposit, which is 50% of the total rent. The remaining balance and the US$500 refundable damage deposit are due 45 days prior to arrival.

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITHOUT A FEE

⦁ Personal checks drawn from a US bank account; one check for the 50% deposit, one check for the balance, and one check for the refundable damage deposit. The check for the damage deposit will simply be returned to you if there are no damages.

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITH A FEE

We will inform you of any payment fees we have incurred and they will be deducted from your refundable damage deposit.

⦁ E-check through VRBO or HomeAway. VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site.

⦁ Credit Card payment through VRBO or HomeAway. VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site and we are charged a 2.9% credit card usage fee.

⦁ Paypal (often there is NO FEE). Please ask for my Paypal account details.

⦁ Wire transfer from bank account to bank account. Sending bank and receiving bank will charge fees. Please ask for our bank details.

⦁ US$ Bank draft or US$ money order from a US bank or foreign bank. The issuing bank will charge a fee.

5-Night minimum stay. Fewer nights are available when there are 4 or less nights available in between two confirmed reservations. Please check our online-availability calendar or feel free to ask.

More Details

Owner
Iris Buchanan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Iris Buchanan

We are a small family of three; Iris, Thom and son Max.

Thom is from Cupertino, CA, a general contractor and founder of Hammerhouse Construction, Inc. Iris is from The Netherlands and has a background in finance. We love designing and building and are currently remodeling our 100+ year old fixer-upper in San Francisco, CA.

Iris Buchanan purchased this villa in 2012

Why Iris Buchanan chose Nayarit

When our son Max was only 3 months old we traveled to Sayulita for our first family vacation. At the very end of Calle Loma Linda we rented a vacation home with beautiful views of the ocean and an empty lot below ...

It was 2002. We were in the midst of the financial crisis and there was no way then that we could afford to buy a home in San Francisco ~ but maybe an empty lot in Mexico?

We fell in love with Sayulita and kept wondering about that lot. We were in Sayulita for a week or so but before we left we were the proud owners of an empty L-shaped lot. Now the dreaming could start!

In 2007 we built Casa Escondida on the top part of the L-shaped lot. A one-bedroom casita ideal for the three of us to stay and share on vrbo.com/150901 with couples and other small families. The dreaming continued and in 2012 we built Villa Yerbabuena on the lower part of the lot.

When we designed and built our homes we always had the privacy, comfort and needs of our family and friends in mind; Villa Yerbabuena is a traditional Spanish colonial style home with all the modern day comforts, a pool where you can swim actual laps, a dipping pool on the top floor from where you can watch the sunsets while enjoying a glass of wine or cold beer, a beautiful tropical garden, breathtaking views from every floor, large bedrooms with bathrooms, space to play, space to come together, and space to retreat.

What makes this villa unique

We built our home to meet our own high expectations and wishes and we believe Villa Yerbabuena is unique in many ways; The house is built on a slope which allows for incredible ocean views from every floor and an ocean breeze. The spacious top floor with kitchen, dining room, living room, and tv-room can be transferred into a huge open-air living space in combination with the exterior patio and dipping pool. The floor to ceiling sliding doors are easily moved aside and sliding screens keep any insects out. Villa Yerbabuena is within walking distance from the center of town but far enough to escape the hustle and bustle, late night music, and early-morning crowing of roosters. From the property you hear the soft sound of the waves. It is located steps away from the most pristine part of Sayulita's beach and enjoys privacy and security from the publicly accessible beach. At Villa Yerbabuena you and your family or group of friends are accommodated in one home, under one big roof, and not scattered over the property in separate casitas and lastly, at Villa Yerbabuena you will be our ONLY guests.

Nuestra casa es su casa!

Amenities

Sayulita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not allow larger groups than our maximum allowed occupancy and cannot accommodate events and parities exceeding this limit.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower , Pool Cabana
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Traditional Mexican tile details in all 3.5 bathrooms and pool cabana. Large walk-in showers, high ceilings, 100% cotton towels, complimentary soaps, plenty of space for toiletries, first-aid kits, iron.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Spacious bedrooms with high ceilings, ample closet space, A/C, ceiling fans, balconies, screened windows and doors, top quality mattresses, 100% cotton linens, decorated with colorful Mexican art and furnishings. Villa Yerbabuena accommodates 9 people. If there are babies or small children in your group we may be able to accommodate more. Please feel free to ask. Villa Yerbabuena can be rented together with adjacent Casa Escondida. Please check vrbo 150901 for information and availability.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
* Ocean and bay views from every floor * Across the street from the beach * 2 Pools; top floor dipping pool, 10’ x 32’ infinity lap pool in the garden * Private and quiet location * Completely walled/fenced property, security system * A/C in all the bedrooms * Ceiling fans * Screened windows and balcony doors * Safes in all the bedroom suites * Top quality mattresses * Purified water system servicing the entire house * I-pod docking station * Board games, pool and beach toys * Inner courtyard with fountain * Patios on every floor, roof top patio * Basketball half-court * Tropical garden with large lawn * Private jungle * Gas BBQ Grill * English/Spanish speaking property manager available during your entire stay for assistance and services * Maid service every other day or daily upon request for an added charge * Free local calls * Services at additional cost: - Airport transportation - Grocery shopping - Home-cooked meals - Laundry Service - Massage

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Everything we hoped for!!!

  • 5 of 5

We will return this house for sure. The house is everything it is described to be, but more charming that the photos show. The pools are fantastic, the property manager and staff are very attentive and accommodating. The rental went as smoothly as possible. We rented golf carts and hired a chef per Iris's reccoemdations and both services were amazing. The short walk to the beach was worth the near private access. We also enjoyed the "secret" path north through the jungle for trailing running and access to hidden beaches. We can't wait to come back in the winter.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Loved this home the view was amazing. The property is well taken care of.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

House (and surroundings) exceeds expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Obviously the pictures are beautiful, but this is the first rental I've stayed in that was actually more beautiful (and clean, and luxurious) in person. Iris made the whole process incredibly easy, even though we were traveling with three generations and had never been to Mexico. The house does require a little extra parental effort if you're traveling with small children, as there are a few drops (which make for lovely views!). The kitchen is spectacular, and the A/C in the bedrooms was a life-saver. If you've got young kids or older folks in your group, I strongly recommend renting a golf cart (Iris can give you info), as it's not a terribly long walk into town but there are too many hills for some people to make it comfortably, particularly in the heat. Also, we had a meal cooked by Sofia (again, info was provided) which was a highlight of the trip! Sayulita was just amazing, and this house can't be beat.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best VRBO house we've ever rented

  • 5 of 5

My sister's family and ours (9 people) stayed at Villa Yerbabuena over La Semana Santa. (Unless you love crowds and being stuck in traffic, I would NOT recommend going to Sayulita the week before Easter.) The house was perfect in every way. The kitchen was well-equipped with modern conveniences and even a cabinet full of liquor at our disposal. The views of the sunset from the living area deck were gorgeous every night. The house has charm, high ceilings, beautiful decor, comfortable beds and linens, great wi-fi, excellent A/C in the bedrooms. The pool was the perfect size and temperature and surrounded by gorgeous plants and flowers. The kids had a great time playing basketball on the sport court. We have rented many houses via VRBO over the years, and this one was by far the nicest.

Families should know that one of the bedrooms is on a lower floor and feels very separate from the other bedrooms. Could be a configuration issue if traveling with young children. And there are a lot of stairs between the main living area and the lower bedrooms and pool. Could be challenging for older or physically-impaired guests.

We had other complaints about our stay in Sayulita (too crowded that week, some crime, lots of drunken backpackers going to a rave by way of our street, most of us got a stomach bug probably from contaminated ocean water). But if Sayulita is your destination (and it IS a beautiful beach and charming town), then Villa Yerbabuena should be your home-base without question.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and 5 star rating! It is true, Semana Santa (Holy Week of Easter) is the most popular Mexican holiday of the year. During this week Sayulita is brimming with parades, fiestas, music, church processions, fire works, and celebrations. Though this can be overwhelming at times it is also an attraction for many. The beauty of staying at Villa Yerbabuena is that it is a peaceful retreat from it all. The spacious, lush, very private and well-appointed property offers everything for a wonderful holiday without the need to have to go anywhere. Our team and we are thrilled that you found Villa Yerbabuena by far the nicest VRBO home you have ever stayed at. We are looking forward to welcoming you back some day, during a quieter time of the year :-) Nuestra casa es su casa!
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5

We are going back!

  • 5 of 5

Jane Rodriguez, Evanston Illinois

2 families had the time of their lives in beautiful Sayulita at Villa Yerbabuena. We booked next year. The weather was perfect, activitgies affordable and the Villa was magnificent. We booked for next year already and can't say enough about the pristine views, amazing villa and wonderful staff.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

PERFECTO!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (5 adults & 2 children) stayed at Villa Yerbabuena the week before Christmas. We had a wonderful time! The house has the most amazing, relaxing views of the ocean from every room. The pool is gorgeous & it is really fun to throw a few baskets on the basketball court. We rented a 6 person golf cart to get to town easier and the kids loved it. The beach is within walking distance & is not crowded. It is a fun beach for everyone in the family. Maru and staff are super friendly and very helpful with whatever you need. The decor of the Villa makes you feel like you are part of the Mexican culture and the Villa is top notch! We would stay here again without question. Thank you Iris & family for opening your home & allowing us to experience Sayulita & Villa Yerbabuena!!! Gracias!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerta Vallarta
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Beach
2-minute walk
Car: not necessary

The town of Sayulita is a charming fishing village, about a 35-minute drive on Highway 200 through a lush mountain rain forest north from Puerto Vallarta. Low-key tourism and a traditional pueblo life-style go hand in hand in this picturesque village. On the palm-tree lined beach you find lounge chairs and sun umbrellas for rent, beach cafés and restaurants, surf schools, and local fisherman who will take you fishing or bring you to pristine snorkeling areas. The ocean is great for splashing, swimming, and offers first-class surfing. Scattered through town are wonderful restaurants, many of them serving savory local dishes, others serving international cuisine such as Italian, French, Japanese, and Argentinean. There are boutiques, small grocery stores, internet cafes, a library, medical center, pharmacies, and a few family-operated tour operators offering jungle trips, mountain biking, kayaking, zip line adventures, horseback riding, visits to neighboring colonial towns and ancient pre-Columbian petroglyphs. In the center of town is a charming plaza where the locals and tourists linger in the evening. Depending on the season you may witness colorful fiestas and religious celebrations.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITHOUT A FEE
⦁ Personal checks drawn from a US bank account; one check for the 50% deposit, one check for the balance, and one check for the refundable damage deposit. The check for the damage deposit will simply be returned to you if there are no damages.

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITH A FEE
We will inform you of any payment fees we have incurred and they will be deducted from your refundable damage deposit.
⦁ E-check through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/436456). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site.
⦁ Credit Card payment through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/436456). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site and we are charged a 2.9% credit card usage fee.
⦁ Paypal (often there is NO FEE). My account is irismbuchanan@yahoo.com.
⦁ Wire transfer from bank account to bank account. Sending bank and receiving bank will charge fees. Please ask for our bank details.
⦁ US$ Bank draft or US$ money order from a US bank or foreign bank. The issuing bank will charge a fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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