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Casa Ballena

4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Beds
2 Bathrooms
Easy Access/Mobility
Oceanview
WiFi
Central, Gringo Hill
Bedrooms
Low Season
High Season
Holiday
Current Special
1BR
$104/nt
$140/nt
$150/nt
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Highlights
New adjoining casita-ita, separate entrance, 1 bedrm./bath each
Outdoor shower in Casa Ballena
WiFi Internet
Mature gardens; garage and plenty of parking
Short walk to town
Ocean views, good breezes, palapa, terraces
Description

Casa Ballena is a small, aesthetically-designed vacation home, built for me by Sayulita's favorite architect, Estela Gayosso.  The parota-wood doors open the livingroom onto the cantera-tiled terrace with the palapa providing shade and breezes, as well as entertaining space.  It is only a 6-minute walk to downtown/beach.

Named for its whale fountain, Casa Ballena treats one to a lovely "botanical" garden with a "cantera rustico" walkway, an outdoor shower, a fully-equipped kitchen with a pass-through window for entertaining, and a little back yard with clothesline for those beach clothes.  The October, 2016 new palapa  is lovely and is the real livingroom of the Casa.  New rock-enclosed gardens are along the walkway.  New and excellent lighting provides safety at night.

!! NOTE !!   CASA BALLENA now has a new casita-ita ready for extra guests or separate guests.  The up-scale, attached, but separately-entranced "bungalo" will sleep another couple (no young children or teens).  The modern design is exciting and convenient.  It is completed with a mini-kitchen, a great bathroom, terrace with view, and space for enjoyment of the neighborhood.  Please ask for details.  The photos following the two Heliconia flower shots are of Casita Molusco.  

CASA BALLENA and the new CASITA MOLUSCO each have a 4-night minimum stay.

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Beach towels
Chef available
Desk-workspace
Easy Access/Mobility
Garage
Garden
Hair dryer
Housekeeping-occasional
Oceanview
Parking-off street
Parking-secure
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$104/nt
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Pricing Details

$140/night, 4 night minimum; or $950/week.  Holiday rates are from Dec. 11, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017 at $1050/week. 

Off season rates begin May 15 through Nov. 12, 2016.  Rates are $725/week, or $104/night with a 4 night minimum. 

Short notice is fine.  Please call (303) 526-0064 for more information and pictures, or email me. 

Please inquire for rates in the new casita-ita.  Photos will be out before November, 2016.

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Reviews
4.58
from 12 reviews
Secluded and relaxing
My husband and I just finished a two and a half week stay at Casa Ballena. We both agree that it was probably the most relaxing house that we have ever stayed at in Salulita. The yard is beautiful and Casa Ballena itself is simply lovely. The walk to town was not onerous at all and there was never any noise from the plaza at night, it is by far the quietest place we have ever stayed at on Gringo Hill. It is a lovely couples retreat and all in all, we would highly recommend Casa Ballena.
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Stayed: February, 2016
Submitted: 02/02/16
Elegant and just like new!
Casa Ballena as of February, 2015, has been totally re-furbished -- new roof, complete interior and exterior paint with an exciting color in the outdoor shower reflecting cheer even into the house. The cantera terrace has been polished and sealed and sports new, comfortable (expensive) chairs. The management has changed and all guests are warmly welcomed.

The photo of the house from the road looks so elegant so as to have enticed people into the property who should probably be staying at The Bliss or Mayan Palace in Nuevo Vallarta. This is Sayulita where maintenance is constant and guests should realize that not everything can be perfected to Canadian or American standards, as much as we try or would like.
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Stayed: February, 2015
Submitted: 03/01/15
Extremely disappointed.
Upon arrival at a prearranged time we were met by no one. After waiting for what seemed forever, as it was late in the afternoon, we were fortunate to find a hidden key. Upon entering the house with friends we were overcome with the smell of mold and mildew. The smell persisted for the time we were there. We had been instructed not to open windows at night which made the smell overwhelming. We were not happy. As well the kitchen counters were covered in ants and there was no comfortable place to lounge: the furniture and the bed are very uncomfortable. We decided to cut our stay short and were very happy to leave.
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Stayed: January, 2015
Submitted: 02/28/15
Response from Owner/Manager on 11-27-2016
Arrival time was a mix-up, and managers never know exactly what time guests will arrive. Any problems have been resolved and everyone loves this property.
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lovely casita in Sayulita
Casa Ballena in Sayulita is a lovely casita with many fine architectural details in a nice residential neighborhood. We loved the garden and had fun spotting iguanas and tropical birds from the terrace. We especially enjoyed an authentic Mexican dinner prepared by the house staff.
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Stayed: January, 2015
Submitted: 01/28/15
highly recommend
We had an excellent stay in Jean's house. The place is like it is in the photos, very pretty and spacious, with all comforts for two people. Truly, a place very recommendable and very few minutes from the village. Definitely we would like to return!
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Stayed: January, 2015
Submitted: 01/09/15
Lovely home!
We stayed in Casa Ballena for the xmas/new year holiday. It is a lovely home very centrally located. It had everything we needed for our week long stay. We loved it! It is located on Gringo Hill, so the walk home is a little steep and not the best for anyone with difficulty walking. Perfect for a couple. The owner was very easy to work with.
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Stayed: January, 2015
Submitted: 01/05/15
We Can't Wait to Return!
Upon our arrival, we were literally speechless! From the gorgeous artwork and tasteful deisgn, to the king size bed with a view, to the outdoor seating area and the soft lighting, and the outdoor shower, right down to the tile work in the kitchen, Casa Ballena is a unique paradise. Least we not forget the stunning garden! Jean and her husband (owners) were more than superb to organize and communicate with and their Sayulita Property Manager absolutely gracious, kind and accommodating. The location is close to town, on a hill - good for a walk workout walk! We opted to rent a golf cart - sprained ankle before leaving Canada - takes less than 2 minutes to get to the main plaza in town. We wiill definitely return!
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Stayed: February, 2014
Submitted: 02/21/14
An Amazing Stay at Casa Ballena
We had the most amazing experience in Sayulita! I couldn't recommend Casa Ballena enough. It's lovely and tranquil and all the excitement in the little town and beach are accessible by foot. The location is ideal. We will definitely stay here again. There is so much to do close by....the food is incredible, the beach is beautiful. You can learn to surf, paddleboard, snorkel, dive, zip line, ride horses on the beach... or just lay on the beach and eat home baked empanadas! We can't wait to return
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Stayed: February, 2014
Submitted: 02/21/14
Casa Ballena is a great place to stay
We loved the stay in the casita! It was everything we wanted -- private, close to town and very unique. The gardens surrounding the casita, as well as the palapa, made a wonderful outdoor area to hang out in. .... it also provided a quiet place to reside when town was bustling on the weekend. The inside is open and spacious and the outdoor shower is amazing! Great place for a couple to stay.
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Stayed: January, 2014
Submitted: 03/18/14
Casa Ballena is even more beautiful in person!
Firstly, let me say that your villa is even more beautiful in person than in the photos. Normally photos make a place look better but in this case it was the opposite. Your villa was also very tastefully decorated with local furnishings and art and that really added to the full experience. Additionally the surroundings, landscaping and neighboring villas were equally as lovely. Indeed we were very impressed and comfortable and could not have wanted for more. ... we would definitely stay there again
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Stayed: January, 2014
Submitted: 02/06/14
Owner/Manager Name
Jean Widman
Bio
I live on the first mountain west of Nebraska (in Colorado), and love hiking, cooking for us, painting, music, gardening and most of all being outdoors. Attended Univ. of Nebr., graduated at Univ. of Denver, and now retired and enjoying all of t... [Read more]

I live on the first mountain west of Nebraska (in Colorado), and love hiking, cooking for us, painting, music, gardening and most of all being outdoors. Attended Univ. of Nebr., graduated at Univ. of Denver, and now retired and enjoying all of those activities.

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