The Space2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen and large ocean view balconies
bedroom 1 has a king bed and bedroom 2 has a double bed
Level 2 was the first Casa built and was originally Tia Adriana’s personal ocean view residence. The roomy inside living space, large covered balcony space and outdoor sunning yard are the largest of all the 5 levels and earns the name of Casa rather than Casita, meaning little house.
It has retained the love and magic of Tia and the many family holidays, vacations and everyday moments shared there. Bring your family to this beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Casa as it is child friendly with its large living room, full sized kitchen with stove and oven, roomy dining area, and sweeping wrap around covered balconies.
One romantic double bed, bedroom with attached bath has a private entrance at the end of the view balcony.
The other attached bedroom invites you in for your evening rest on a luscious king bed.
The main bathroom is very roomy and sports a very large open shower.
If you bring a group and fill all 5 levels the kitchen in Whispering Palms is the one to use to prepare snacks or meals for your group as it features a large central prep and serving island.
Outdoor covered balconies and gardens create a wonderful spot for dining and viewing the sunsets over the ocean. Keep your camera set to capture the colorful moments.
This Casa is fully walled and private while retaining vast ocean views and lush landscape. The tropical garden features several hand painted tile murals and a tranquil sounding waterfall.
Handpainted tiles throughout the kitchens and baths were created by Tia Adriana and her daughter from historic Huichol Indian symbols. This is one creative family.
Bring another family to enjoy the Castia PEEK A VIEW along with you and create a yearly tradition. You will want to use your imagination and vacation with your best friends. Guest AccessYour level is completely private and your balcony is for your use only, so kick back, relax and enjoy yourselves.
You are the only ones with a cool water dipping pool.
Interaction with GuestsWHEN YOU ARRIVE, you will be greeted by Greg, one of the family members, who has lived in Sayulita for more than 35 years and has the best stories to tell. He will be looking forward to hearing yours as well.
Be sure to sit a spell and ask him questions about the history of Sayulita.
The Neighborhood Around Town in Sayulita
OVERALL ATMOSPHERE: It is easy to spend your day relaxing, eating, swimming, relaxing, eating again and then deciding where to have a yummy (URL HIDDEN) all about the food, fun and laughter with friends and family...What a novel concept! You deserve a special time in a special place and Casitas Sayulita has been created with you in mind.
STORIES: Our family has lived here since 1979, before there were even telephones in the village of Sayulita. Adriana is so loved by the town people that they call her Tia Adriana, Auntie to them all because they love her. We have a great story to tell...can't wait to hear what yours will be after you spend your first delightful vacation at Casitas Sayulita.
LOCATION: You will be staying towards the north end of town at the bottom of Nanzal Hill. You will be a bit away from the daily hustle & bustle and the local evening night life activities. You will be close enough to join in whatever fun you choose.
ACTIVITIES: What keeps you thriving and engaged??? Do you surf? Take a lesson while you are here on vacation... or how about kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding, snorkeling, biking, zip lining or just relaxing and sunning on the beach? You can be as active or relaxed as you can imagine. Bring your own or enjoy renting beach chairs, umbrellas, surf boards, bikes, kayaks and even horses. You can even rent a golf cart to zip around in,
The quaint village of Sayulita is full of amenities to add to your vacation pleasure…How about joining a yoga class and or receiving a restorative massage? Limber up in the morning for an evening dance class.
BEACHES: The beaches around Sayulita are perhaps her greatest assets. You will fall in love with the shoreline whether you are strolling the 2-mile long beach in front of the village or wandering off to discover some of the less-popular “hidden” beaches. Remember to bring your camera. From Casitas Sayulita it is a short walk to experience the ocean, fishing, snorkeling, surfing, swimming, wading, or simply putting your toes in the surf.
MARKETS: There are many quaint markets for you to explore in Sayulita. You’ll discover a surprisingly nice selection of fresh locally grown fruits & vegis as well as Mexican staples. Stop a native fisherman on the beach and you may be able to purchase a freshly caught fish to prepare for your dinner. If you are serious in the kitchen you might want to stop, after you land in Puerto Vallarta, at a large grocery store, Sam's Club or Costco to gather ingredients and snacks to stock your refrigerator for your stay. Stove top cooking is the native way here and you will be enjoying 4 burners and ample pots and pans.
SHOPPING: Make your way on a shopping adventure from native Huichol Indian arts to local artisans and on to modern décor. From striking jewelry to one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing you’ll love the hunt. You may just find your favorite treasure from a sweet smiling native while you are sitting on the beach, sipping a drink and reading your book. We’ll love to hear your story.
DINING: Be advised that your appetite will be heightened while your waistline may not be lightened during your get away in Sayulita. From the moment you awaken you’ll be captivated by the delicious aromas of cooking food. It’s hard to pick what to have first… If you count taco/torta stands and small “hole-in-the-wall” cafes, Sayulita provides over 100 locations to get a bite to eat. For breakfast you can enjoy yummy fresh juices from the juice lady, grab a coffee and a pastry on the run, lounge at the beach enjoying huevos rancheros or have a sit-down spread at a restaurant with the locals. While at breakfast many of our guests are already planning where they will have lunch!!! Lunch is soon followed by dinner and the choices allow for casual dinning & dress or you can even get all “fancy”, put on your sparkly flip flops, and dine in elegance. Remember to bring your camera.
NIGHTLIFE: Sayulita provides a smorgasbord of nighttime activities. After a sunset cocktail you may want to brush up on your Salsa dancing, listen to some good music, get happy with the locals, walk the coastline or wait to experience the fireworks from an evening wedding on the hill top. You can always call it an early evening and relax on your balcony with friends at Casita Sayulita.
PEOPLE: The local villagers of Sayulita are one of its greatest charms. The town was originally founded by five Mexican families who still maintain the largest presence and land/business ownership in town. From a village where only Spanish was spoken less than 35 years ago the sweet people of Sauylita have embraced their growth while retaining their family values. They still appreciate hearing, “hola”, “gracias”, and “por favor” as you enjoy their town.
STAY: We hope you will always have a shell in your pocket, sand on your feet, a smile in your heart and return often
Getting AroundThe main center of the village of Sayulita is a quick 15 minute walk down the beach or through the palm lined streets. You can rent a golf cart, 4 wheeler, bicycle, surfboard or stand up paddle board as an alternative to walking Other Things to NoteWHY SAYULITA?
Tia Adriana and her family are one of the oldest non-native families in Sayulita. They arrived in 1979 when they were 1 of only 12 American and Canadian families. At that early date only Spanish was spoken, there were no telephones and electricity had just arrived.
Their love of the charming village, admiration of the local culture, simplicity of the lifestyle, beauty of the people and enjoyment of the pristine beaches & surf encouraged them to stay.
Tia, with the help of her sons, nephew, and local carpenters, built an ocean view home that by popular demand soon transitioned into Tia Adriana’s Bed and Breakfast. One block from the ocean in the center of the coastal part of town it kept growing and soon became a well know landmark in Sayulita. Today it is leased to a nonfamily member and is being run as a hotel.
WHO BUILT CASITAS SAYULITA?
Tia’s son Goyo, who lives in Sayulita, has headed up the vision and building from the ground up of the 5 levels of private Casitas known as Casitas Sayulita.
Her daughter Lynn, who lives in Cardiff-by-the Sea, has painted the tiles and orchestrated the mosaics, paintings and décor through the years.
Her son Rex, who now lives in Oaxaca, has transported many fun things from the U.S. that give the Casitas their charm.
Tia’s son Pablo lives in nearby La Cruz Marina and can arrange a fishing trip for you if you’d like.
WHY NANZAL HILL?
Ocean view, sunset view, town view, jungle view, and more ocean view led Tia and her family to create Casitas Sayulita when the bottom of Nanzal Hill was only steep, dense, parrot filled jungle.
The family would hike through the jungle wielding machetes to clear a path so they could drink in the unobstructed crystal clear ocean view and dream of building.
Each private level would be unique in character and yet maintain a consistent beauty and style. As with the B&B, these 5 beauties have grown and matured along with the lush landscaping.
Vision and creativity are the key ingredients used in creating this charming development.
Lynn lives in Cardiff-by-the Sea, California, where she sells coastal real estate. She markets, manages and books for her mother's business at Casitas Sayulita.
Her mother, Adrienne Adams, Tia Adriana as she would soon become known, lived a charmed life with her daughter and 3 sons across from the ocean and one of the best surf beaches in Cardiff-by-the Sea, California, North San Diego County. She always loved the "Happy Air" there as her grandchildren would later call it.
She was a native of Southern California, born in 1924 when life was a bit more rough around edges than it is now...There certainly was no internet then.
Her nephew Robert brought her to Sayulita on a vacation from Santa Cruz a few hours to the north of Sayulita. She had been helping him with the birth of his first child, Adrian, her namesake. Robert had helped his sister-in law Maria purchase a small Cantina on a corner in the center of the very tiny village of Sayulita. Robert suggested that his Tia Adriana, as he introduced her, help out a villager in distress and buy the lot next to Maria's Cantina. And she did...When you visit ask us for the whole delightful story.
Tia Adriana brought her spiritual nature, vibrant smile and generous heart to Sayulita in 1979 and continued along with her 4 children to love and support the growing community of Sayulita until this day. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren have enjoyed Tia Adriana's B&B which is now leased and being successfully run by someone outside the family.
For many many years Tia hosted a Posada a few days before Christmas for more than 500 children of the Village. Many grown children ,with children of their own now, remember all the American candy Tia would buy the day after Halloween, pack in big boxes and bring down to fill the bags given each child at the Posada. This would be the first time most had ever experienced a snickes bar...Just imagine their delight!
Tia and the family are now focused on you and their 5 ocean view levels, or Casitas, at the bottom of Nanzal Hill. They call their family compound Casitas Sayulita. They know Sayulita inside and out and have created 5 Casitas with you and your vacation pleasure in mind.
Tia wants you to love and enjoy Casitas Sayulita as much as she has. Originally it was built by her son Greg, Goyo, as a get-away for her .Through the years it has been enjoyed by yoga groups, families and wedding parites who needed more room than the B&B could provide.
She turned 89 in September and still enjoys the sweet life and happy air in Cardiff. She remains Tia Adriana and sends her love and smiles to you, your family and Sayulita.