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Casa Ballena vacation rental in Sayulita Nayarit Mexico

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Casa Ballena is a small, aesthetically-designed vacation home, built for me by Sayulita's favorite architect, Estela Gayosso.  The beautiful 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 boasts a lovely "botanic" garden with rough cantera walkway, a palm-lined 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 casita is located across the road from Manuel's Ranchito, and just to the left of a "glorieta" (turnaround) with a huge native "garobo" tree and a magnificent blue palm, Bismarkia nobilis .

Neighbors nearby have rental units for additional family members or larger groups who wish to be nearby.  Inquire about this.

Rental Rates
Low Season:
1BR: $95/nt
High Season:
1BR: $132/nt
Holidays:
1BR: $150/nt
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Contact Information

Owner/Manager Name:
Jean Widman

USA/Canada Telephone:
303-526-0064 (Please mention Sayulita Life)

Mexico Telephone:
329-291-3266 (Please mention Sayulita Life)

Email:
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Recommendations for Casa Ballena
Rating: 5 out of 5 (based on 6 reviews)
5/5
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!

Recommended by: Heidi & Glen (West Kootenays, BC )
On: 02/21/14
|Date of Stay: February, 2014
5/5
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

Recommended by: Michelle White
On: 02/21/14
|Date of Stay: February, 2014
5/5
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.

Recommended by: Asta S (Bellingham, WA)
On: 03/18/14
|Date of Stay: January, 2014
5/5
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

Recommended by: Diane Edmundson (Victoria, B.C.)
On: 02/06/14
|Date of Stay: January, 2014
5/5
Excellent! Location in the goldilocks zone...

I enjoyed my stay at Casa Ballena very much! I found the location to be perfect for me. It was far enough away from the town centre so that the noise of the night life didn't disturb me. It was also only a short walk to get anywhere in Sayulita. The house has some amazing architecture and artwork as well. The only consideration would be that the location is on a hill. The walk to/from town could be challenging for anyone who has poor mobility, etc. (didn't affect me, but could easily affect others) There are golf carts which can be rented in the town which I would recommend for anyone elderly or with mobility issues.

Recommended by: Jamie Lemon (Canada)
On: 01/04/14
|Date of Stay: December, 2013
5/5
Gorgeous House - Architecturally Stunning!

My husband, 6 month son and I really enjoyed our 3 night stay at Casa Bellena on Gringo Hill. The property is really peaceful, just a short walk up hill from town, nestled among natural vegetation. The layout of the house is really beautiful, the outdoor shower, the Palapa covered patio and the living room were really cozy. Jean the homeowner, and her sister Janice who lives next door were really helpful and accomodating. Would recommend this place to anyone with a baby under 6 months (not crawling - the patio has no railings) as it has lots of shade to still enjoy being outdoors.

Recommended by: Vanessa Goluboff (Vancouver, BC)
On: 12/30/13
|Date of Stay: December, 2013
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House Features
  • Palm-lined outdoor shower.
  • Elegant cantera palapa terrace
  • WiFi Internet
  • Mature gardens
  • Short walk to town
  • Partial ocean view
  • Fresh breezes
  • Romantic ambience
  • Wood doors, panels, cabinets
  • Great acoustics -- no echoes!
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