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Sandcastle Villa Private Beach Front Resort at Emerald Bay

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10 Adults plus 2 Children)

From the moment you arrive at the Sandcastle Mazatlan, you will realize you are somewhere truly special. The Sandcastle villa is a one of a kind private beachfront resort situated directly on the beach in beautiful Emerald Bay, Mazatlan.

Over 1 acre of private secure gated grounds with features including; heated pool, jacuzzi, outdoor bar/grill, private tennis court, 9 Hole golf putting green, half court basketball, gardens, patios, decks and private getaways thoughout. You will be treated to amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Madre from the rooftop bar/viewing deck, as well from the many additional decks around the home. Spectacular sunsets and clear blue skies are an everyday occurence at the Sandcastle. From the pool area you are just a few steps away from miles of beautiful sandy beach.

The architecture of the house, gazeboo and gardens are unique and one of a kind, with elaborate concrete and brickwork throughout. The home consists of 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 2 outdoor bathrooms, outdoor shower, full kitchen up, 1/2 kitchen pool level, and living/dinning/lounge area. The entire home is tastfully decorated in a mexican theme including many original art pieces . All rooms have king or queen beds, air conditioning, and flat panel displays.

The friendly and accommodating staff will make sure that your vacation is one to remember. House keeping and English/Spanish speaking concierge included in weekly rate.

This property is truly a must see!

Keywords: villa, beach, private resort, on the ocean, heated pool, jacuzzi, hot tub, gated, pool, private, exclusive, maid service, pet friendly

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 February, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Sandcastle Villa Private Beach Front Resort at Emerald Bay
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous week in Mazatlan at the Sandcastle. I must say I was a bit concerned that this place could live up to the Internet photos and five star reviews....but I am happy to report it's even BETTER in person! It is the most amazing place I've ever been! We had a beautiful beach almost to ourselves, a hot tub and salt water pool, a tennis court, basket ball hoop, a mini putt golf course, and the nicest most helpful staff ever. Whether we wanted shrimp for dinner or a taxi to town, Rafael never let us down. Cindy worked hard every day to make our accommodations clean and organized, and even made our beds every day. Alejandro kept the gardens immaculate and quietly worked behind the scenes so the landscaping was gorgeous. We are SO spoiled!

We usually go to a resort when we travel to Mexico, but this year we decided to have our family reunion in a more private setting. BEST DECISION EVER! The Sandcastle has given us some awesome memories, and we are very grateful for the opportunity to share this unbelievable place. Thank you Silvia, Rafael, Cindy and Alejandro!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had our dream wedding here back in November 2016. Our amazing hosts, as well as the staff couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful. The villa itself and the grounds are so beautiful. It's like walking into a fairytale when you come thru the gates. The pictures can't even touch the true beauty of this place. You just have to see it for yourself.

The beds are all super comfy and the house itself is truly a castle. We felt like a King and Queen and our wedding party had the time of their lives.

The beach is right out the back gate, off the pool deck and the sunsets are breathtaking.

The Surfs Up cafe next door has the most amazing burger I've ever had and the breakfasts are pretty awesome too.

We plan on spending many anniversaries and holidays here. Thanks again to Silvia & Pieter for helping make our wedding so memorable. We will be back again year after year :) cheers

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I just arrived back from our AMAZING vacay at the Sandcastle, the house itself is beautiful and the beach views are breathtaking. Perfect pool for all the family kids loved it! ages ( 1 to 16 so yea amazing)! What made this house is Rafael and Cindy they are wonderful - super helpful with anything and everything-- We had my grandparent 50th anniversary and they made everything possible !! The owners made booking simple and quick, which is great less stress and great vacay expectations!! lots of steps is the only thing i heard anyone say negative but hey cavs look good :) ---

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property for families

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here over Christmas in 2014. Our group included eleven people ranging from age 1 to 65 including four children under six years old. All of us enjoyed the Sand Castle and would recommend it highly.

The best features of the place (especially for the little ones) were the pool, the hot tub, the well kept private grounds including a tennis/basketball court, and the immediate proximity to the beach. Everything you need is there, similar to a resort. Given the price, the amenities and privacy are pretty special -- amazing value.

In terms of the layout, there are four floors with quite a few stairs. I liked the layout since each family/couple can have some privacy and quiet in the evenings. No shared bathrooms. Each room has flat screen TV with a pretty good selection of old and new movies (free - on demand). The room at the top has stunning views.

We cooked most of our own meals. I suggest renting a car for trips to the grocery store or restaurants (Walmart is about 10 minutes by car, as I recall). Sylvia (the owner) helped organize a couple of meals to be delivered to the place, including some delicious tacos. We had a private chef come in to cook one meal, which was pricey but worth it.

If the timing works out in the future, we'd love to return to this place.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wenatchee WA

Wonderful Family Vacation ..

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with 5 children ranging from ages 2 through 13.. They were all in love with the place it was perfect!! the Master Suite was perfect and all rooms had great privacy.. Pieter and Silvia were both staying at the time and it was great they tend to your every need and are great to work with.. We had everything from a Mariachi band there and then a huge 30+ people get togeather during the day!! Every night we would stay up and start a fire in there fire pit and play games with the family .. Perfect Vaction for a large family reunion..

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We have been fortunate to have never had a bad experience when traveling to Mexico and we have done this numerous times and visited many places over the last 25+ years. We mainly rent large homes with a staff. All of the homes have been very nice, including this one (the pictures do not quite do it justice!). But what truly makes the trip memorable for me and my family is always the staff. We would rank this one tied for the best staff we have ever had. Rafael and Christina were very happy and accommodating people who never wanted you to lift a finger, as this was “your holiday senior…”. Anything you want or want to do, Rafael has a contact for. I cannot recommend this place enough. I have to give special shout out to the owners as well. Pieter & Silvia Smidt were very accommodating and were very timely in their responses.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mazatlán, Sinaloa

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas/New Years 2016/17
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Saturday check in is preferred, Other check in days will be considered on a case by case basis.
We may consider minimum 3 night reservations in off season. Nightly Rate $600.00 USD.

No bachelor/Stag parties allowed.

Weddings will be considered on a case by case basis, additional staffing and cleanup charges may apply.

For larger groups we have an additional suite available May 2nd - Oct 31st, 2015. "La Familia" sleeps four guests, with private kitchen. Add $1000.00 USD per week.

Payments Accepted Via Paypal.
50% to confirm booking, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mazatlán in North Mexico

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Adjoining La Madona
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Adjoining La Luna
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Adjoining El Sol
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Adjoining El Romantico
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Main Floor
    Tennis Court/Putting Green - Toilet
    Pool Patio - Outdoor Shower , Pool Patio
    Pool Patio - Toilet
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • El Sol - 1 Large Double Bed , Pool Level
    La Luna - 1 Large Double Bed , Pool Level
    La Mariachi - 1 Large Double Bed , Main Floor
    La Madona - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Main Floor
    La Romantico - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 4th Floor
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3) Double Size Bed (1) We do have a highchair and a playpen for small children
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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