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Casa Olayh is a Private Home with a Beautiful Ocean View

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, sleeps 8-10

This Mexican-designed casa lies nestled in a quiet nook at the end of a gated lane. It has a majectic view of the Pacific Ocean. Casa OLayh offers guests an ideal location just minutes from a beautiful expanse of tropical sand and surf. A ten-minute stroll leads to the village centre with its many shops, cantinas and cafes.

The main floor of the three storey casa boasts a fully equipped kitchen complete with a six-burner gas stove and a breakfast bar. The living room adjoins the main floor terrace where guests can lounge in comfort and enjoy meals at the terrace dining table while basking in the evening sun as it sets over the ocean. The master bedroom, with a carved, king-size bed has a writing corner with the same beautiful ocean view. The modern ensuite bathroom includes a jacuzzi tub, modern shower and ample closet space.

The upper floor has a second large bedroom with a king-size bed that can be conveniently separated into two beds. The bedroom has a modern ensuite bathroom. The greater part of the upper floor, covered by a palapa roof, has a small kitchenette, a bar, a built-in couch and a large lounging space - the perfect lounging room for you and for guests. The bamboo blinds can be raised letting in the cooling ocean breeze and giving guests a fabulous view of the ocean and surrounding hills. This second floor could be used as a private apartment if guests require privacy.

The third floor bedroom has a private balcony with a perfect ocean view. It has a fully equipped ensuite.

The Casa boasts a rooftop 'Sky Bar' with a breathtaking ocean vista.

On the ground level is a fully-equipped laundry room, and an outdoor lounging patio surrounding a large in-ground pool. The surrounding tropical garden with a seasonal creek features palms, bougainvilleas and a variety of other native plants.

Casa OLayh is the ideal vacation spot for an authentic Mexican experience with family or friends. The sun, the sand, the surf, the cuisine and the culture will keep bringing you back.

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Jan Layh
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Jan Layh

My husband and I live in a country home situated on the Assiniboine River Valley on the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border in Canada. We enjoy travel, meeting people and learning about world cultures. Our two adult children and their partners have also traveled extensively. We have traveled together as a family to India, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Mexico. Now, in semi-retirement, we have decided to purchase a home in Sayulita - a place where we could spend time together as a family or on our own.

Jan Layh purchased this house in 2012

Why Jan Layh chose Sayulita

We fell in love with the 'feel' of Sayulita. The intimate small-town atmosphere of the community is the perfect fit for us and our family. We are 'small-town' people who take much pleasure in the arts, sports and adventure. Sayulita and area offers all of that. The down-town market, the art galleries, the cafes and cantinas, the beach activities and the hiking possibilities excited us. The proximity to the Puerta Vallarta airport and the amenities of the city were also a draw for our family.

When we decided to look for a property there were two important prerequisites for us. One was the necessity of an ocean view. Perhaps this comes from being prairie folk who are accustomed to a 'big' view of the sky. The other was the privacy that Casa OLayh offers, with enough space to house six-eight people comfortably.

We think we have the perfect spot - tucked at the end of a quiet, gated lane with a wonderful ocean view and only a short stroll to downtown.

What makes this house unique

We were caught by the design of the casa and the Mexican 'feel' of the house from the colour of the walls to the Mexican tiled floors. The open concept of the main living area that spills over to the terrace to meld the interior with the exterior was what we were looking for.

The upper floor that could be a separate living space or just another storey in the house was just right for our family and we thought it would be 'just right' for other families too. The kitchenette allows the upper floor guests the opportunity for a private breakfast or dinner. The large palapa & lounge area is perfect for an afternoon or evening get-together.

We have decided to add an additional bedroom/bathroom to the Casa. Also, we are excited for the addition of a large in-ground pool.


Sayulita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upper floor bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathrooms are large with modern facilities. There is ample closet and storage space in all bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • The three large bedrooms each with a king-size bed and ensuite have a great ocean view. The beds on the upper levels can be conveniently divided into two separate beds.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Casa Olayh is a Private Home with a Beautiful Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Loved the location!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a whole month in Sayulita at Casa OLayh and would highly recommend it. One of the best things about the Casa is its location. For us, it was just perfect. It is far enough away from town that we were afforded peaceful nights for sleeping and peaceful days for lounging by the pool. It wasn’t too far however, so that the walk in to town wasn’t too onerous. Also, although there is a bit of a small hill (just at the end, the final road up to the Casa), it wasn’t too steep (like Nanzal hill) but enough to provide some amazing views and gorgeous sunsets, especially on the upper levels. Also, being on the North side, if you are a bird lover, it is a great spot for watching. I saw so many birds, some of which I learned later are only in a small area on the west of Mexico and not always easy to spot. The Chachalacas are eager to converse in the morning. We got used to them, but if you are a light sleeper, and want to sleep in, you may need earplugs. The other great thing about the location is that we often got some lovely breezes at the Casa. The heat would sometimes get too much for the kids in town, and it was refreshing to get back to cool off in the pool and catch the breeze. The pool was a godsend. We did admittedly spend more time there then at the beach. The rooms are very comfortable (in size and furnishings) and nicely decorated. The artwork (most of it Jan’s) is also a very lovely touch. The amenities allowed our month-long stay to be comfortable. We didn’t feel like we were lacking in anything to make breakfasts, lunches, snacks, or even dinners. Also, the staff were very friendly and kind and the property manager was very attentive. He was easy to reach regarding any issues and very responsive in terms of dealing with them. There were never big issues, the biggest probably being lack of running water (which is not a problem specific to Casa OLayh, but to Sayulita), but they were always dealt with quickly and professionally. I was always impressed with Ramon. And the owners were also very lovely and easy to deal with. Jan even checked in with us throughout our stay to make sure things were going well. All in all a fantastic place. Not a choice you would regret.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way...

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from spending two amazing weeks at Casa Olayh. We were a party of six and the house layout was just perfect. The three in-suite King size bedrooms on separate floors provided plenty of space and privacy for all. Every level of the house has spectacular views of the ocean and the sunset. The trip up the spiral staircase to the top level is a bit daunting but well worth it. The owners installed a mini fridge up top so cocktail hour on the roof was a no brainer. The house also comes with a brand new infinity pool which is really lovely and was a refreshing and welcome break from beach. The property manager and the staff were extremely responsive and handled all of our questions and requests , including arranging for in house catering. While the Casa is within walking distance to the beach and the downtown, you might want to consider renting a golf cart or two. Sayulita is a cool little town with many nice shops and good restaurants.

We all fell in love with the town and it's people!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria Canada

A perfect house in a wonderful Mexican town

  • 5 of 5

Five of us stayed at Casa Olayh for two weeks recently. We had a very good visit, partially because of our accommodations and also because of the town of Sayulita itself. The house is exactly as described in the VRBO text and was a perfect place for five people as we spread ourselves across the three floors. Our biggest challenge was deciding which of the four outdoor living spaces to have our evening margeritas. The house gave us our comfortable retreat for dining and relaxing by the pool but was close to the restaurants and shops in the village below. Sayulita had a distinctively Mexican feel but with enough restaurants and amenities to serve tourists. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday and we recommend Casa O Layh as a great place to stay for your visit to Sayulita.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a place!!

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this to anyone. We enjoyed our stay here so much and didn't want to leave. Pool was amazing. Nice walk to town but far enough away for quiet nights and offered great privacy. Having a private pool and deck area was so nice. House has a lot to offer. Views are amazing. Owners are super responsive and easy to work with. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ahhhhh at Olayah

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2/16/14-2/23/14 Family of four from Golden, Co 8yo & 5yo What an amazing place! House is in a perfect location. Far enough away from center of town but close enough to walk into town. Little hill to climb but well worth it for the views and quietness at night. We just booked our second stay for 2015. Putting in a pool which will make this pad even better. We rented a car from the airport...mistake for us. Better to shuttle in and rent a cart or walk.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

Loved every moment

  • 5 of 5

This casa offered an ideal location..... a short walk to beach access and just far enough 'outside of town' (meaning a 10 minute stroll) that the evenings were quiet. It lived up to our every expectation and then some. The homeowners are a pleasure to deal with and were very quick to answer any pre-visit questions we had. I would highly recommend this casa for any visitor, with the exception of anyone wheelchair-bound. Also, the upper deck requires adult supervision if young children are visiting. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Puerta Vallarta
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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