This home has it all… sweeping views of the ocean and mountains outside, and touches of old Mexico combined with modern flair inside. Everything seemed designed with great attention to detail and for the comfort of it’s guests. Even the artwork offered focal points for discussion!
Located on the highest part of a hill yet oh-so-close to town, it had a rooftop palapa that came with the best views for morning coffee and evening beverages. The pool was just the right temperature, and offered a refreshing interlude after a hot trek up the hill to the home. The kitchen was very nice, and although I wouldn’t classify it as “gourmet” for kitchen supplies and chef’s tools, it was nevertheless very well designed and a pleasure to use. We hired private chefs one night, and would recommend this service to anyone.
The grounds were very well maintained, infused with tropical flowers, a banana tree, and even iguanas! They were fun to watch, and Wendy, our housekeeper, said that they may occasionally fall in the pool, although we never saw that.
Ernesto, the property manager, was waiting for us at the gate when we arrived, gave us a great tour of the house and spoke excellent English. He gave us a great recommendation for the chefs. We had daily contact with Wendy, who worked around us without complaint, was always courteous and friendly, and made our rooms appear as fresh as if it was our first day there. Our son had fun speaking to her in Spanish.
Before our trip, we were informed of possible petty thefts in Sayulita. After a few days there, we realized how safe the town is, and like other tourist areas, you just have to be careful of your belongings. As far as the property, there were safes in some of the rooms. Also, Ernesto informed us that we would have a “guard” outside the property watching the house at night, which was actually really comforting! That was an extra added bonus and made it feel like the owners of the property were responding to the “petty thefts” in a real, honest and aggressive way! It showed that they took a lot of pride and care in their properties and tenants.
Finally, we really appreciated the double pane windows, especially at 4 a.m. when the town roosters decided to wake everyone up. Once closed, the windows afforded us with peace and quiet for the remainder of our rest. (The roosters actually became a nice family joke after awhile, so we grew quite fond of them.)
A few tips if you go:
Definitely bring your own beach towels. There were some there, but it was always nice to have extras.
There were no TV channels available at the house (not really a problem), but lots of DVD’s to watch. You may want to bring your own if you have little kids.
As far as in town, bring very little US dollars and lots of pesos (or use ATM’s located all over the town). The exchange rate was very good at the time of our visit, and although most places would take dollars, they clearly preferred pesos.
I would highly recommend this property for its ambience, location, quality and amenities to anyone!
My family recently returned from a two week stay at Casa Sonadora. Comfy beds, beautiful decor, great kitchen, fabulous views, and a lovely pool. What more do you need? A perfect location, within easy walking distance of great restaurants and the beach? Check that, too! Eric, the property manager, is easy to work with, and Carmina, the cleaning lady, is sweet and unobtrusive. You absolutely will not regret renting this house. We were five adults ranging from 23-70, and three small children, and we all loved it.
Everything you want in a vacation rental and more! 8 adults and 1 child spent a week at Casa Sonadora in June. We loved the house and the pool. The views are incredible. The pool is perfect for lazy afternoons and the roof-top deck is lovely for happy hour. Beautiful, thoughtfully decorated rooms abound and the outdoor shower in the upstairs master bedroom is funky and fun. Sayulita is a great little escape from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallerta. We rented a golf cart that was invaluable for getting our old bones up the hill after a day of surfing and exploring in town. The house is easily close enough to walk everywhere as well. Great restaurants, ATMs, and stores are steps away. We went down for fresh-squeezed juice every morning. Dennis and Joan were wonderful to work with. They saved the day for us as we arrived on election day eve. In Sayulita no stores, restaurants or bars sold any alcohol for 2 days. They raided their own stash and we were able to keep our vacation party going till the bars reopened. We had a terrific vacation. We look forward to going back soon and staying in one of their beautiful houses!
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