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Bedrooms 2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

2 King Bedrooms, 2 Baths - Large Outdoor Living Space And Amazing View

Casa Gardenia is a private home perched high above the village on Nanzal Hill, with 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Imagine watching a breath-taking sunset from every room in the casa and listening to the soft crash of the waves along the surf. This will be the most relaxing Mexican vacation you can imagine!

Casa Gardenia offers the following

upscale features and amenities:

•Two king sized master suites, both with ocean views and private baths. Master 1 has a 47' TV with swing arm which allows viewing from bedroom or adjoining terrace.

•Serta pillow-top mattresses

•Accommodations for 4 people in beds, 6 total with sofas

•Luxurious cotton bedding and bathroom linens

•Beautiful marble counters in bath

•Gorgeous showers - one with ocean view, one with jungle view

•Air conditioned throughout

•Fully equipped kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances including gas range, oven, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator and garbage disposal

•Spacious open concept in living and dining room with A/C

•47' plasma TV with surround sound in living room

•Dining room seating for 8

•Wrap around bar in kitchen will seat four on bar stools

•Terrace living at its' finest with a covered, outdoor living room, three chaise lounges for tanning, a cozy seating area for two and unparalleled views of the village, surf and sea

•Infinity edge, salt-water swimming pool that appears to 'spill' into the ocean

•Weber gas BBQ grill

•Ceiling fans throughout

•Off-street parking for three cars

•Purified water and ice from refrigerator

•Wireless internet access

•SKY satellite TV in living area and Master Bedroom 1

•Washer / dryer (guest to provide detergent)

•Large guest closets, one includes a safe for personal items

•Beach towels

•DVD collection, suitable for families

•Board games

•Book collection


•Iron / ironing board

•Pet friendly with prior approval from owner

•Maid service available upon request with an additional charge of $30 USD per cleaning.

•English/Spanish speaking Property Manager will meet you upon arrival and familiarize you with the casa

More Details

Property Manager
Tom and Rebecca Smolik
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Tom and Rebecca Smolik

We are both commercial real estate professionals who live in Dallas, Texas and have fallen in love with the charm, weather, culture and views that Sayulita has to offer. Someday we hope to retire and spend many months at Casa Gardenia, but until then, we want to share our dream home with others who love the quaint Mexican Village of Sayulita!

Tom and Rebecca Smolik purchased this house in 2012

Why Tom and Rebecca Smolik chose Sayulita

After owning a condo in Puerto Vallarta, we discovered the authentic charm of Sayulita. We decided we had to become 'locals', so we purchased a piece of land with a stunning view and spent three years building our dream home.

What makes this house unique

Our casa offers a spacious, open floor plan on one level without having to maneuver up and down countless stairs. Each room in the casa provides a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. During the warmer months, you remain very comfortable in our entirely A/C casa. Enjoy unique stairwell access to the beach, located right next to Casa Gardenia.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Rebecca,

We're now rested and settled back at home. We wanted to send you a quick note to say Thank you so much! And to let you know how amazing your home is.

Thank you so much for allowing us to experience such a beautiful home with an amazing view! My husband is looking at dates for us to return to Sayulita and we will definitely be staying at Casa Gardenia!

We met so many amazing people and the staff you have is amazing.
Jul 2017
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Sayulita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • A fully executed rental agreement is required in order for booking to be complete. Owner will email the customized agreement for your stay.
  • A $500 USD security / damage deposit is required at the time of the completed booking.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Jungle view from shower
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ocean view from shower
  • Guests will be provided a small amount of toilet paper and soap; however, guests are responsible for providing their own supplies throughout their stay.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With outdoor terrace and private bath
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With outdoor living space, TV and private master bath.
  • Safe provided in closet of Master Bedroom 1. 47' TV with Sky Satellite in Master 1. TV is mounted with a swing arm, which allows viewing from either the bed or the sofas on the master terrace.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
8 minute walk down the hill to the beach. 15-20 minute walk to Sayulita Plaza and main surfing beach. Taxi service available in Sayulita. English/Spanish speaking Property Manager will meet you upon arrival and familiarize you with the casa. We can recommend chef services in Sayulita that offer privately cooked meals in the casa at your expense.


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Vancouver, BC


  • 5 of 5

Upon entering the front door our breath was taken away. I opened my laptop and immediately sent a note to the Owners - so Spectacular. The View, the Architecture, the Furniture, the Layout - everything at Casa Gardenia is PERFECT.

Do yourselves all a favor; rent a golf cart (or bring your car - ample parking for both)and enjoy the most amazing drive up and down the North side of Sayulita; it's Disneyland without the price tag. Iguanas on your roof, a local dog (Cookie) to escort you in and out of the property, and the property manager, who makes you feel like family immediately upon your arrival.

As soon as all the excitement from your first 1/2 hour wears off, grab a cold drink, a big thick beautiful towel from the second bedroom, and step outside and really look at what you are about to enjoy. Hopefully the sun is about to go down!!!! Get ready...this Sunset will never disappoint!

The planning and architecture of this Casa is second to none. We consider ourselves Sayulita savvy, and have stayed/viewed many spots; Casa Gardenia is by far the biggest/BEST bang for your $$$$. The owner's specific planning and their world class vision is on display from the outside, to the inside, to the driveway.

For those of you who understand the North side of Sayulita, you would not believe this world class property has no stairs; brilliant. Our parents are all in their mid-seventies, and until we stayed at this property we would have never dreamed of inviting them. This place is safe for all from 2 years old to 92. We stayed a week, and have already secured our dates (10 of them, not seven) for next year. There is nothing about this property that will disappoint you; from the View, to the service, to the convenience, and most of all the private beauty of this Wonderful place.

Eat at - La Rustica for pizza and pasta, Terraviva for seafood, Burrito Revolution - for shrimp burritos. Across the road from Burrito Rev. on a side street, is an outdoor chicken bbq (mexican style) - don't miss it

Find the Tequilary on the North side of town - tastings and an explanation of Tequila

Massage and Doctor Fish on the beach - superb

The Owners, Tom and Rebecca, have put their personal stamp on this property, and should be so Proud of their creation, it is truly MAGNIFICENT!!!

We have found our Favorite spot for our winter getaway, and we are so thankful that T/R are willing to share their CASA and their Visions with us.

Respectfully submitted,

Dave and Niki

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible view, lovely home

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing home with a view to die for. We enjoyed our stay so very much. We will definitely consider staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rye New Hampshire


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent 10 days at Casa Gardenia and we really enjoyed the entire experience. This home is very nice and appointed with beautiful wood tables, chairs and wonderful vases that are gorgeous. The kitchen is first class with all the up to date appliances. The towels are very nice and heavy. The pillows are very soft and comfortable. The beds were a bit hard for us but everything else about this Villa is very nice. The pool was cooler which we loved as it got very hot during the day and to have a pool like this was invigorating. The VIEW is SUPERB and relaxing. We did not watch too much TV but it was there if you need to get back to reality. The beach was nice. The town of Sayulita is very busy with lots of activity with people eating at all the restaurants. We left a list for all to see and visit. The town of San Poncho...AKA San Fransisco is very quite and the Barracuda restaurant is the the best and has TUNA that is AAAAA+++. Try it. Nelson who is the house attendant is a great person and has a wonderful family and he waited for us to arrive at the Subway on Rt 200 just outside of Sayulita. He introduced us to a couple of restaurants that were incredible and priced right...$18 for 3 people, 5 tacos and 4 beers. Awesome. If you want to chill and relax, this is the right Villa. We also did the Zip line and this was great. We recommend that you buy the Tequila at the end of the tour as this was the best Tequila that we have ever had in our lives, ever!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sun City, Arizona

Yes, it is 5 star!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent a WONDERFUL week in Sayulita and we were lucky enough to have stayed at Casa Gardenia. From the moment you walk in it's WOW! The spectacular home the spectacular view it's All BREATHTAKING! Everything is arranged to add to the comfort of your stay and to make everything as easy and effortless as possible so as to maximize the enjoyment of your time in Sayulita. We loved the little town and were able to enjoy some out of the way surf spots and little secret places THANKS to LALO and ADAM at Gecko car rental. Rebecca even suggested we try La Palapa restaurant in Puerto Vallarta and we had a WONDERFUL meal and evening there with a front row seat for a spectacular sunset! We will definitely return to Sayulita and we won't consider staying anywhere but Casa Gardenia and renting our vehicle from anyone but Gecko. THANKS Rebecca and Tom you made EVERYTHING better for our trip.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville, Virginia

Honeymoon Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Casa Gardenia as part of our honeymoon and it was pure bliss. Having all of the doors on the back side of the house open made for magical breezes and amazing views. I had been worried I wouldn't be able to hear the waves since it's up the hill but boy can you--and it's wonderful! The furniture is all extremely comfortable and well appointed. We often brought leftover home from dinner or lunch (or just got burritos from Burrito Revolution) and had breakfast and lunches at the Casa. The kitchen is great and being able to drink the water out of the fridge was a huge bonus. The hill up to the house is a little precarious but not really any worse than you'd expect and our little 2 wheel drive VW made it fine. Sayulita itself is delightful and charming, you couldn't ask for more. Nelson was great and super helpful getting us settled. I recommend the Casa to anyone and everyone!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What Paradise May Look Like

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you enter the home, your breath will be taken away by the view. The entire rear of the home opens up and allows you to really maximize the view and take it all in. I cannot stress just how beautiful the view is.

Tom and Rebecca were very accommodating to our party making a few minor exceptions for us. Thanks Tom & Rebecca!

The home has absolutely everything you'll need and want, my fav. part was being able to grill outside with my fav. music playing in the background and cold Mexican beer always in hand while watching my family enjoy the pool and the view.

The town is not far, but we took a taxi about 85% of the time due to the climb of the hill, but the view more than makes up for it.

We loved Sayulita and Casa Gardenia made it just so perfect and memorable!

Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Over 30 restaurants in Sayulita
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sayulita Beach
Car: recommended

Sayulita is located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, approximately 45 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport. Puerto Vallarta (PVR) is an international airport with many flights in and out of the US and Canada each day.

In order to enjoy all that the area has to offer, we recommend that you rent a car with Gecko Rent a Car in Bucerias, which is located about halfway between the airport and Sayulita. They will arrange to pick you up at the airport and take you to their office to complete the rental process.

Things to do in Sayulita and surrounding area:

•Surfing / lessons

•Chartered fishing boats

•Whale watching (November - March)

•Paddleboarding / lessons

•Snorkeling expeditions

•Swim with the dolphins

•Excellent local restaurants

•Boutique shopping / art galleries



•ATV excursions

•Horseback riding on the beach

•Hiking through jungle



•Tequila tasting

•Golf cart rental to get around town (gasoline powered)

To view a video of what to do in Sayulita, click here:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Maid service is available for an additional charge of $30 USD per cleaning and can be arranged with our Property Manager upon arrival.

Pool cleaning is set up for two times per week. If guests require more than two pool cleanings per week, it will be at their sole cost and arranged through our Property Manager during their stay.

Guests are responsible for providing their own food, paper goods, laundry detergent and toiletries.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.