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CHARMING, AUTHENTIC ARTIST's HOME - ONLY 4 MINUTE WALK TO BEACH AND RESTAURANTS

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + built-in sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

Casita Azulejos in Sayulita Mexico, is unique as one of the oldest houses in Sayulita, well known in the community as an integral part of local history.

The house has been tastefully upgraded, taking care to preserve the original Sayulita style. It still retains the rustic charm of handmade dishes and molcajete (traditional mortar and pestle) with the addition of modern amenities

Coming up the street the first thing you notice is a jungle of mango, avocado, bougainvillea and palms hanging over the garden walls.

A gateway flanked by pillars lead from the street to a winding staircase through the Garden, revealing a house with a palapa-covered veranda.

Casita Azulejos is a two-bedroom, two-bath home with an open floor plan that unites the kitchen, dining and living rooms. Traditional handmade tile floors throughout provide rustic comfort with authentic charm.

Located on a neighborhood street at the south end of Sayulita, Casita Azulejos provides a cozy sanctuary 2 blocks from the beach, and a 4-minute walk to the plaza at the center of town.

Cleaning staff and custom fridge stocking is offered for an additional fee. Please inquire.

Keywords: Surf, beach,Casita,palapa,hammocks,traditional,old style,artistic,outdoor shower,jungle gardens,bungalow

More Details

Owner
Belle Marko
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 June, 2018

About Belle Marko

I am a native of San Francisco, living just north in Marin County, California. I grew up hearing my mother tell tales of living in Mexico and going to art school in Guadalajara during the 50's, it always sounded so romantic and adventurous. I guess it got into my blood somehow.

Today, I am a painting contractor with a degree in fine art and interior design. I too now have that special place in Mexico that I call my home away from home. I love to surf and swim in the warm water of Sayulita or the cool rivers of California.

I enjoy doing improvements each time I visit my home in Mexico as much as enjoy my life in California, I'd say I have the best of both worlds. I am one happy person!

Belle Marko purchased this house in 2004

Why Belle Marko chose Sayulita

When I first stepped out of the jeep in the pouring rain in 2000 onto the plaza of Sayulita, It hit me - I had to have a place here, it instantly felt familiar. I later had a conversation on the beach with a man named Javier (d-2005) he explained to me that there are places on the earth that call to certain people, I knew this was one of those places for me. Never once have I had buyers remorse or any regret, Sayulita has a spirit about it that holds me, feeds me and is a place to call home. The people are special, the food is some of the best I've ever had, the sounds at night, the waves to surf, the fireflies in October, the interesting people that dare to come here all make a magic thing, I hope you feel it too.

What makes this house unique

Most of all I love how I slow down to human-speed when I'm here in Sayulita, The outdoor shower and jungle garden are a few of my favorite things about Casita Azulejos, I love reading my book in the hammock or falling asleep on the beach and not even having to get up from my towel to find lunch, the tamale lady magically appears just as I begin to get hungry, I love the early morning light as it hits the front veranda or walking down to the beach for a dawn patrol surf session. I love the man down the street cooking chicken and singing, I even love that darn gas truck with it's obnoxious tune - or the roosters any time of the day (or night), I love my neighbors and friends that I've gotten to know over the years, I love all the music and the fish. I love walking to the graveyard, I love the way the Mexican people seem to celebrate anything! I love to hear little kids running in the plaza and laughing, I love snorkeling off the Marieta Islands or riding Manuel's horses to see the sunset on the beach or taking a boat with Tigre to a hard to find surf break in a secret cove, I love the random fireworks for no apparent reason or the rogue carnival that comes to town. I love the shrimp truck, the vegi truck, the plastic broom truck, the fruit truck, the recycle truck..I love doing Yoga up on the bluff under the palapa in Shelly's class - the iguanas and geckos and birds, but most of all I love the way Casita Azulejos feels like a home.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sayulita in Bahía de Banderas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural ...
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • outdoor shower - Shower Enclosure , Additional outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , indoor bathroom with sink, comode and shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , Bathroom 2 is detached from the house just off the veranda
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - Very long built in sofa, really comfortable
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • each bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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CHARMING, AUTHENTIC ARTIST's HOME - ONLY 4 MINUTE WALK TO BEACH AND RESTAURANTS
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5

Nice place to stay close to town square.

  • 5 of 5

This was the right choice if you want to be close to town. The home was everything that Belle said it would be. We were close to town and the use of two showers was great. It you are going in the summer months it will be very hot and humid. So, I suggest lounging in the hammock’s a few hours a day when it gets warm. It will allow for a nice relaxing pace. We were far enough away from the town square that it was quiet, yet a 5 to 10-minute walk and we were anywhere we wanted to go.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property, very close to the main town, relaxed atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

I loved every part of our stay. The property was only half a block from the main part of town, near the plaza, and so it was quick and easy to access restaurants and any events in town. We regularly siesta'd at the house, as each patio offered a different relaxing atmosphere and the living room was also very appropriate for hosting with a pillowed bench along one wall and a simple kitchen with all necessities. The outdoor shower came in handy and we were greeted each day by a local iguana who had taken residence in the front yard. Although there was street noise, from the front yard it felt like you were in your own tropical paradise. And Belle was there to greet us when we arrived to help us find out way! Thank you for the wonderful retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We’ve returned to where it all began for us Wiley’s

  • 5 of 5

Our first stay in Sayulita was here at Belle’s, over 14 yrs ago. Our oldest daughter was 17 at the time. This visit was for her wedding! It’s been an EPIC experience, in all ways.

Thank you Belle! The Wiley’s

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to have you guys back with us! I hope your visit was even better than the last time and you enjoyed the continued improvements. I hope to see you back on my calendar sometime again soon! Best to your daughter, may she have many happy memories of her wedding day in Sayulita!! Belle
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4

Great property but needs a little TLC

  • 4 of 5

The property was charming and very comfortable. Being so close to town was great, if noisy, but we were warned about the noise. We did cook breakfast at home and felt the frying pan should have been thrown away a long time ago. I know the standards are different in Mexico, but it was beyond acceptable. I would have bought a new pan for the place if I would have seen one in town. Anyway, we had a good time.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maggie, Happy New Year! Thanks for the review. Oh my goodness, I will get rid of the frying pan right away, Thanks for letting me know. Hope to see you again, promise to have a new pan!. ; ) Belle
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5

Beautiful Home full of Artistic Charm

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Belle's home! She has really built an oasis in what is already an incredibly charming surf town. Just a few steps out of the heart of town, we enjoyed being tucked up and way in this beautiful space. Every room has unique artistic details and every amenity we needed was readily available. The outdoor shower is fantastic, and the front porch surrounded by palms was where we spent most of our time. The beach was truly just a few minutes walk through town, and with two little boys and one who still naps, this was a great way to get in multiple beach sessions each day.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good Place, but noise

  • 4 of 5

The was lovely house and we have everything we need.

When we had problems the Staff will come and help us immediately.

The location is lovely, however,it is close to town and the music from the town, was loud you could hear it every night until 3 to 4am. It make it difficult to sleep.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
PVR
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 200
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Playa Sayulita
Car: not necessary

Casita Azulejos is located just outside of the central part of Sayulita, The house is one of the older homes, but has been beautifully upgraded with tasteful Mexican furnishings and artwork. I keep it simple yet comfortable, the locals that have visited Casita Azulejos love that I have not gringo-fied the house. I try to keep it authentic Mexican style.

Sayulita population is about 5000, but you'd never know it. It's a small pueblo with modern amenities such as ATM's and a cell tower. The village is sweet and laid back yet has a lively night life, there is great shopping and lots of fresh fish, beautiful tropical plant and critter life, warm waters and intoxicating balmy nights.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.64
Damage Deposit £150.58

IF YOU BRING A PET, PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE AN EXTRA $75 CLEANING FEE!!
For your comfort and for us to best serve you, During the first 24 hours of your stay, please contact me or Jewel to let us know that the house is to your satisfaction and you have what you need. If any problems arise, please let us know right away so that we can take care of any problems swiftly.
Damage deposit will be fully refunded upon inspection one week after check-out if all is in order.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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