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Incredible ocean view private pools, sunning area with  with best chaise seating
Incredible ocean view private pools, sunning area with  with best chaise seatingLarge estate property with plenty of off street parking and room to romp!The most beautiful panoramic sunsets over the ocean!Beautiful ocean views from our 2 pools with cascading waterfall between them.We are only a 2 minute walk to the sandy beach on cobblestone the whole wayPanoramic ocean view of the whole Sayulita Bay and and PacificGated entrance with fenced securityMost beautiful gardens in Sayulita.Welcome to Casa Rana Verde!60 foot diameter panoramic ocean view living area big enough for large groups and weddings.The wading (kiddie) pool.Large main pool with built in bench seating for sunsets over the ocean!Relax, watch the sun set over the ocean from your private (not shared) pools..This is the way Mexico is supposed to be.Enough seating for large dinner groups.Its party time!Ocean view kitchen bar areaBreakfast, lunch and dinner viewing the ocean.The best lounge and sling back seating.Watch the surf break from the terrace.Ahh paradise.Full kitchen with all appliances.Beautiful art everywhere.So fun and whimsical.Ocean view even from the kitchen sink.Unique, indigenous palapa design.Suite #1 with queen, built in single and en suite bath.Suite #1 with queen and built in single has huge ocean views and large safe for valuablesWho says a bathroom canPrivate terraces.Suite # 2 with king, built in single and en suite bath.Suite #2 with ensuite bath and private terrace.Should you bathe or enjoy the art?Suite # 3 with king and built in single and en suite bath.Suite #3 with ocean views.En suite bath #3 with ocean views.Secure entrance.Welcoming entry.Off street parking for 5 vehicles and electric hook ups for 6 golf carts.

Casa Rana Verde

9 Guests
3 Bedrooms
6-8 Beds
5 Bathrooms
Easy Access/Mobility
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
Beach, North
Low Season
High Season
Current Special
Panoromic ocean views.
75 yards to beach, only 2 minute walk
2 ocean view pools
Great, affordable wedding venue!
Air conditioning
Best, quiet north location

The villa is located at "Villas Rana Verde", Sayulita's premiere estate property on a beautiful gently sloped hillside with 360-degree views of the ocean and jungle, and only 75 yards from the ocean, in a tropical paradise in wonderful, sunny Sayulita! We are across the street from the ocean, just a 2 minute walk on cobblestone to the sand. We are in the exclusive "Pedregoso" neighborhood on the north side of Sayulita directly across the street from Villa del Oso. There are 3 villas on the property, but each one is separate and private from each other. Each villa has its own private pool, gourmet kitchen, living area, gardens, etc. In fact Casa Rana Verde has 2 private ocean view pools that are connected by a cascading waterfall. The wading pool is perfect for children and is right next to the adult pool. Nothing is shared between the 3 villas except for the free laundry, gated entry and cobblestone parking area.

The villa contains three bedrooms and five bathrooms offering accommodations for up to nine people. Guests are assured tranquility and peace of mind during their vacation in this architecturally designed villa. Casa Mikayla and Casa Pajaro are close by, but located behind landscaping and walls to insure maximum privacy for all 3 villas. Make sure to view slide show of the panoramic ocean views and the incredible swimming pools in our tropical garden. The living area with its panoramic ocean views and huge gathering space is a great place to meet with the whole group, and dining there is a joy. We live right next door to the estate to insure that your vacation will be all you expect it to be. Our driver can pick you up at the airport in an air conditioned Suburban stocked with cold drinks. Our cook makes the best Mexican food in all of Mexico! We offer any or all meals to your group. Everyone loves our cook's meals. Wireless internet is included and we have free phone calls to and from the US and Canada. There is a free laundry that is solely for guests useage.

We are located about 1/2 mile from the village in an area of private villas away from the all night noise of the village with its roosters, soccer field events and cantinas. Your quiet night of sleep is assured. The short 10 minute walk to town can be along the pristine, sandy beach or a low traffic paved road.

This fully-furnished home features ocean and jungle views from every room. Enjoy our incredible living area that is 60 feet across while watching the sun set over the ocean! We have one of the best ocean views in Sayulita! All rooms are furnished with the finest amenities such as Ralph Lauren towels, 400 thread count all cotton sheets and all cotton linens, comfortable pillows, best mattresses, televisions with DVD players and a library of movies, iPod players, Guatemalan fabrics for all curtains and pillow covers, furnishings that will allow you all the comforts you need while enjoying our incredible villa! Our kitchens are fully stocked with as many small appliances, frying pans, wine glasses, coffee cups, plates, bowls, utensils, etc. as you have in your own homes. Everything in the kitchen is in abundance. All the kitchenware is matching Fiestaware.

Remember many villas discourage children, but we cater to kids, we have cribs (2) and highchair,  so no need to rent them. Our kiddie pool attaches to the main pool connected by a cascading waterfall. The kids love it, the parents love it even more! We have babysitting services available. Our driver has multiple childseats for the trip from the airport.

The beach across the street is one of the most pristine, sandy, private beaches you have ever seen, with the cleanest water in Sayulita. There is great surf fishing on the beach right in front of the estate. The fisherman regularly catch snook, sea bass, grouper and many other varieties. It is not unusual to be the only person on the beach for 1/4 mile in either direction. It is a nesting grounds for Leatherback turtles who can be seen in the early morning and late evenings hours during the summer months laying their eggs or hiding the nests before their return to the ocean.

The best tropical garden in Sayulita is at your doorstep within private, gated grounds that feature over 20 varieties of palm trees, plumeria trees, many varieties of hibiscus, many varieties of bouganvilla, sweet jasmine everywhere, birds of paradise, gardenia, corona, maguey, abundant catii, almond trees, jamaica, bananas, papayas, Mandarin oranges, Persian limes, and much more. If you love to garden, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in the midst of nature.

Our lovely estate is home to the most beautiful birds that you are likely to witness outside the most complete aviary of exotic, tropical birds. We have identified over 100 varieties of these magnificent creatures! Without even leaving the estate you can view hummingbirds, orioles, tanagers, caliches, parakeets, parrots, woodpeckers, chachalacas, trogons, hawks, honeycreepers, warblers, and much, much more. There is an even larger abundance if you venture into the nearby jungle. This is a truly unsurpassed bird-lovers delight! Meander through our many cobblestone pathways into a tropical botanical paradise seldom seen on private grounds.

Our other homes Casa Pajaro and Casa Mikayla are also located on the estate. All 3 villas can rented together with 7 bedrooms, 10 baths, 3 kitchens and 4 pools for a great wedding celebration, extended family or multi family vacation, holistic retreat or vacation camp! We have the best home, pool, garden, location, views and amenities in Sayulita and thus can offer you the best Sayulita Mexico vacation available! No matter how beautiful you imagine our estate to be, when you get there it is twice as beautiful!!

Perfect Vacation!

Guest: Shannon (Denver, CO)
Date of Stay: 03/17/12 Review Submitted: 04/05/12

We recently rented all 3 villas, with 7 adults and 5 kids under the age of 5. The main outdoor living room was perfect for keeping track of the kids and feeding them because it has gates to keep them contained but they could run and play. It was so nice to have different pool options so we didn't have to be quiet while the different naps were going on. We could easily walkt to and from the beach even with toys and the villas had cooler and chairs including backpack straps to make it easy. The car service was great and didn't even charge us for the 1 1/2 hour Mega mart run on the way from the airport. They even brought carseats. The pack n plays were perfect for the kiddos. Plenty of sun and shade options. love being at the peaceful beautiful north end of the beach instead of right in town, and also thought the walk to twon was perfect for alittle exercise. Barry was available by phone for anything we needed and checked in on us a few times. The decor, colors, art, bedding, tiles, and design made us really feel like we went ot Mexico and got away. We really had a perfect time and would love to go back soon!

Living a Dream

Guest: Travelgirl (Chicago, il)
Date of Stay: 02/25/12 Review Submitted: 04/05/12

My brother rented Casa Rana Verde and Mikayla for the week of my niece's wedding. When we walked up to the terrace, we were speechless. The view of the ocean and Sayulita a short distance away is breathtaking. That terrace became the gathering place for the 10 of us, a place to visit over breakfast or share cocktails at sunset. In the late afternoons, after sightseeing and shopping, people also gravitated to the beautiful pool or took the short walk to the beach. Casa Rana Verde offers a variety of spots to visit or just enjoy a book and each of them has its own beauty. The rooms at Casa Rana are very private and each is uniquely decorated. Many of the artworks are for sale. In fact, two members of our group took lovely pieces home. The rooms are separate enough that the Casa works well for a larger group. But because of the layout, it could accommodate a smaller group just as easily. We had two of the units and never saw the couple in the third, who had their own entry and pool. While Casa Rana Verde is an impressive property, what really makes it stand out are the people who run it. Barry, the owner, lives next door and checks in often to make sure everything is okay. Lucia and her helper in the kitchen are fantastic cooks and are available to prepare delicious meals. We entertained large groups four different nights, including 20 people the day after the wedding, and they took care of everything. Angel, who took us back and forth from the airport, was prompt and personable. The gardener and cleaning crew also did an excellent job. When I review a place, I try to also mention any negatives that I noticed. In this case, there were none. I would come back to Casa Rana in a heartbeat.

Perfect Sayulita Vacation

Guest: Relarajada (Aspen CO)
Date of Stay: 03/24/12 Review Submitted: 04/03/12

Our three-generation family stayed at Casa Rana Verde and had a fabulous vacation. The location of the house -- close to the beach and town, but outside of the fray -- was ideal. We loved the design of the palapa and houses, with each of us enjoying privacy and togetherness that the property afforded. Barry and Connie were perfect hosts. We felt pampered and looked after yet without interference. Every detail was accounted for on the well-maintained and -appointed property and with the booking. We loved the palm trees around the terraced pool, the home-cooked meals by Lucia, the artful touches in the ample rooms, the super-comfortable mattresses and soft sheets. There was room for doing everything (yoga, entertaining, cooking) and nothing at all. This place would be great for couples, a group of friends, and families of all ages like us. We will be back!

Gracious living above Sayulita Bay

Guest: joanie (san francisco)
Date of Stay: 01/25/12 Review Submitted: 02/02/12

We arrived at Casa Rana Verde just in time for our first sunset. What a view and what a great property. Our rental was divided on 3 levels making a visit to Sayulita with a friend and another couple very comfortable and fun. Barry provided everything we needed - a great kitchen, a wonderful housekeeper and all the amenities from boogie boards and beach chairs to yoga mats. We took his suggestion to have Lucia cook us dinner one night - what a treat! We had a wonderfully restful and fun week. We will definitely return!

Relaxing post wedding vacation

Guest: Kay (Hampton, Virginia)
Date of Stay: 05/22/11 Review Submitted: 07/05/11

We came here for a relaxing post wedding vacation with 6 adults. We chose Casa Rana Verde because of its authenic Mexican look, beautiful views and grounds and privacy for each couple. It did not disappoint. Barry is willing to help you with anything and Lucia and Chuey take excellent care of the house and grounds. We had excellent meals prepared by Lucia with lots of leftovers. The pool area is perfect as you can sit in the shade or sun and comfortable chairs are provided.There is a large area to meet in the outdoor living room and eat a relaxing meal while you watch the sun set. The only thing to consider if you are coming here is your physical condition. It is built on a hill and if you want to walk to the beach or town, it does require you to be in good shape. We loved it as it provided some much needed exercise while enjoying the foods and beverages of Mexico. A good walking/running trail is close by or you can run into town and enjoy a nice breakfast while there. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation this is the place.

Owner response:Thanks for the great review! FYI: most all properties in Sayulita have some slope. Ours is relatively minor. The slope is about 30% and is 30-40 yards in length. For most people this has not been a problem.

Villas Rana Verde

Guest: Judy (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Date of Stay: 01/30/11 Review Submitted: 02/22/11

For anyone interested in hosting a large group in Sayulita, especially for the purposes of a retreat, this may be your place! I recently held a movement retreat at Villas Rana Verde in early February, 2011. I can confidently say that, after my many months of research and deliberating, I made the best choice. We were a group of 17 (15 of whom stayed on the property; 2 people stayed up the road at Casa Susana) Everything about the setting was ideal for our purposes. The property is very quiet, (but for the wonderfully exotic sounds of the crashing waves and tropical birds) and is a perfect distance from town. Moreover, there is plenty of privacy and quiet between casas, and even between rooms within the casas. Having multiple kitchens proved very helpful with such a large group. The rooms and grounds, evidently very clean and well-maintained, were all very much enjoyed by my participants. Most significant for our purposes was the terrace: we made very good use of it, for breakfast first thing in the morning, dance and meditation, general hanging out and sunning, beautiful sunset dinners, and laying under the stars until the wee hours. We were able to play music (with great acoustics under the palapa!) and could turn on lights and candles as it grew dark. Lucia (the cook/maid) and Chuy (the gardener/maintenance man) are helpful and responsive. Lucia and her crew of lovely ladies made us breakfast each morning, and 3 dinners - they obviously contributed a great deal to our experience, such that received a few standing ovations from our lively group :) Owner Barry is committed to his guests having a satisfying stay. I found him to be quick to respond to my (many!) emails leading up to my trip, and generally thorough in the information he shared. The one glitch of this trip was that Barry was out of town for the bulk of our stay, namely upon our arrival; I had a few surprises during our stay that would have been much less challenging had he been around, or even had I known in advance that he wouldn't be there. That said, Barry was still in quick contact with me by phone (when in range) to help me handle any situations as they arose, and went out of his way to make sure my guests (and I) were happy, even from afar. It was notable to me that most of my participants commented that the property was ideal, that "it couldn't have been more perfect", and that some of them even plan to return with their own guests. I highly recommend Rana Verde!

Owner response:Although this review is glowing, I want clear up a couple of comments. First, although I did not arrive until the 3rd day of a 7 day stay, my daughter and manager who live next door to the estate were here for any questions that arose, of which the client made me or my manager (who checked in with her twice in the first day) aware of no glitches. Also, of the over 30 emails I received from this guest, all were answered within 2-3 hours, usually immediately, by phone. We try very hard to give the utmost service, and pride ourselves in our determination to give the best possible response to our clients needs. This guest booked the estate for next year!

Thanksgiving at Casa Rana Verde Compound

Guest: Bibi (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
Date of Stay: 11/20/10 Review Submitted: 01/02/11

We rented the three casas (Rana Verde, Pajaro and Mikayla) for a week over Thanksgiving to celebrate my husband's 60th. There were 14 of us including kids, spouses and grandkids. It was a FABULOUS experience! From the moment we were picked up by Angel at the airport (Barry arranged transportation for all of us from and to the airport), our needs were totally met. The houses are set in such a way that everyone could have privacy and yet gather on the large palapa to be together. We chose to have Lucia cook all our breakfasts and dinners and either ate leftovers or went to town for lunch (Chocobanana was a big hit). We got to choose our menus and Lucia (and Rosie) did an astounding job of figuring out how much food to serve for all of us- she even accommodated our various food allergies by serving a dish made two ways- one regular and one without, say, dairy. Everything was delicious! The compound is located at the quiet north end of Sayulita within easy walking distance of town. The beach is a short walk away and even though it was Thanksgiving week, it was so uncrowded that it felt like our own private beach. Connie and Barry live next door and made sure everything was perfect. Their attention to detail was amazing in every way. The furnishings and design of the place are unique and fun. The quality of the linens and towels are excellent. There are beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards available. The entire family has decided that our next family reunion will be in Sayulita at the Casa Rana Verde compound!

Guest: Michelle127 (San Francisco, CA)

Date of Stay: 08/14/09 Review Submitted: 08/14/09

We rented the whole compound to celebrate birthdays with a large group of friends and it couldn't have been more perfect! All the houses (Pajaro, Mikayla, Rana Verde) were absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed relaxing, playing games and dining together in the palapa after eating several meals that Lucia cooked for us, there's just nothing like eating a freshly made tortilla seconds after it's been pressed! The pools were a nice break from the sandy beaches, but the beach was so easy to get to that we went every day, several times a day. And it was so convenient to walk to town for breakfast and surfing. When I go back to Sayulita, I will for sure be staying at the Villas Rana Verde again! Working with Barry to arrange everything was very smooth and professional. If you're reading this for advice - look no further Casa Rana Verde is where it's at! Have a great vacation!!!

Guest: Danielle W. (Scotts Valley, CA)

Date of Stay: 07/03/09 Review Submitted: 07/03/09

Thank you Barry and Connie! Our family just spent an amazing 10 days at Rana Verde. Our room opened out to the private pool that has the perfect amount of shade and sun. It also is great for little and big swimmers! Our kids spent ALL day in the pool and were entirely happy! The upstairs palapa had beautiful views of the ocean and town of Sayulita. It was the perfect place to hang out, read, play cards and games and enjoy a meal. Lucia cooked for a large group of friends one night and it was the best authentic Mexican food we've ever had. We hope to be back next year!

Guest: Josie (Cafe Diva) (Steamboat Springs, CO)

Date of Stay: 04/30/09 Review Submitted: 04/30/09

We just had a large group stay at Casa Rana Verde, Pajaro and Mikayla. With out a doubt this was the most SPECTACULAR place in Sayulita!! When we arrived at the airport we had two air conditioned suburbans pick us up with ice cold pacifico's in the cooler. Then when we arrived at our Casa's and we where completely blown away! Our little paradise in the jungle. Each casa was decorated beautifully all of the bedrooms unique and gorgeous. The views where incredible with a sunset that will leave you speechless. I recommend having Lucia prepare your meals for you as well. We are all in the restaurant business and where blown away by her dishes. We had breakfast everyday but Sunday and dinner four of our seven nights. I recommend the chili rellenos. The beach is just a two or three minute walk. They have portable beach chairs and umbrellas so you can set up your own area away from people. The pools are great too. The main pool is surrounded by palm trees. If you get too hot you can swim to the shade of a palm tree. It was fantastic. Especially since all of us where pale faced gringos from a mountain town. If you want to luxury and a peaceful stay this is the place. We will definitely be back...

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3 bedrooms: Jan 21 to Jan 28 $457/night  

20% off for one week rental for occupancy during 1/21/17-1/28/17!!
Pricing Details

Casa Rana Verde

11/1-5/31: $4000/week (5 night minimum)
6/1-10/31: $2800/week (3 night minimum)
Christmas and New Years Weeks: $6,300/week (1 week minimum), President's Week $5,000/week (Saturday to Saturday)

20% off our normal price for 1/21/17-1/28/17!!

Contact: Barry & Connie Dumont

USA: 831-420-8417

Mexico 011-52-329-291-3914

Reservations: All rentals are subject to a $250 refundable security deposit. This deposit will be refunded in full 2 weeks after departure less any damages to the property. All reservations require a deposit of 50% of the total rent due plus the security deposit to guarantee reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation policy: 60 day notice required for any cancellation for full refund less $250 service charge for each villa canceled. 90 day notice required for all holiday weeks (Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Easter, President's). Any cancellation after notice date will be refunded (less service charge) only if owner can rent property at equal value for dates canceled. If owner has to rent the property at a lesser rate, the difference between the original rate and the rate the property was re rented at plus the service charge will be deducted from the refund.

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Sayulita treasure
Over Thanksgiving, our family stayed at Casa Rana Verde and Casa Mikayla in Sayulita. If you want a fresh experience of Mexico away from the concrete box hotels of Puerto Vallarta, this is it. First of all, the location is breathtaking. We had 360-degree sea views from almost every vantage point with beautiful jungle and tropical landscaping in between. Second, you can't beat the ambiance of the villas. Casa Rana Verde is a roundish, three-story structure. My husband and I stayed in the top-floor room, which was beautifully decorated with Mexican paintings and artifacts and, as all rooms are, included a beautiful tile bathroom with views of the sea as you shower. On our level, was also the separate kitchen and a large, common area. The common area was the gathering place for our kids and grandchildren at every meal and at night, where we played cards, games, read, and just relaxed. The area is well-lit and has fans under a beautiful palapa. The views were extraordinary, day and night.

Our daughter and family occupied the floor below us, where she and her husband and two boys had plenty of room for sleeping. Every room has a full bath. The bottom level contained a large bedroom and bath and was adjacent to the beautiful pool that accompanies Casa Rana Verde. The pool overlooks the ocean, and has great lounge chairs and water sport items.

Our son and family occupied Casa Mikayla, a separate villa with its own pool. They also had a separate kitchen and a large sleeping area.

Town is about a ten-minute walk, but there are restaurants closer to the units if you don't want to walk all the way in. In town, there are many bars, restaurants. a colonial-style main plaza, shops, and, of course, the beach. Makes for interesting people watching. The beach near Casa Rana Verde is wider and more private and is about a 3 or 4-minute walk from the unit.

There is also a third villa in the complex, Casa Pajaro, which was occupied another family.

Luisa cooked for us on Thanksgiving. No turkey, but fabulous Mexican specialties. The flan was outstanding. Angel will pick you up from the airport, stop for groceries, and take you back again. Very reliable.

Very highly recommended. We'll probably return next year.

Greensboro, NC
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Stayed:November, 2016
Our time at Casa Rana Verde was incredible. There were three families in our party and the three rooms afforded us plenty of space while the kitchen and palapa was the perfect space to hang out as a group. The lush grounds, quick walk to the beach and town, and divine pool made our time at CRV the best vacation ever. I also strongly recommend getting a meal or three from Lucia, it was delicious! We can't wait to go back!
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Stayed:August, 2016
Our best family vacation ever!!!
We visited Casa Rana Verde in July, and stayed 10 days. It was my first time in Sayulita, and even though we have been back in Florida for 3 weeks now, my mind and heart is still in Mexico. This location was so perfect for being within walking distance to town. My 7 year old daughter and I walked the beach every morning, finding treasure of drift wood and sea glass. We also would walk into town either via beach or through the surrounding neighborhoods. Felt incredibly safe at all times with my young children. We also rented a golf cart for the entire time, and had such a blast cruising around town and exploring. We went for Paletas EVERY NIGHT in town!
We stayed at Casa Rana Verde with friends from Oregon, and NY. It was a reunion, and we had not been together in 15 years. This was the perfect layout for everyone to have their own space, but yet gather together for meals, sunset and pool time. We walked to the beach at night for sunsets swims, or sit in a patio chair, with margarita to watch the breathtaking sunsets. I am a photographer, and my camera was definitely put to great use while we were there. The gardens were gorgeous, filled with life!!! We sat in the morning with our coffee, and would watch the hummingbirds, and butterflies as they were so active! The songs of some of those birds, and the variety of them was something I have never experienced before. You have everything you could need or want at the property. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the luxuries of home, and more! The colors and decor was incredible, and I loved not only being in Mexico, but surrounded by the colors, art and culture of the decor!!! My family of four slept in the same room, and kids had their own bed. We all slept like babies to the sound the the ocean waves. Our room felt amazing in the AC, as it was quite hot outside in July...although we are used to the heat in Florida. The property was very private, and had so many places to relax. We even brought a hammock from home, to hang in the palm trees by the pool. There are many pool toys for the kids, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and quality boogie boards too. I believe these items were from Costco, and were the same ones we enjoy at home, so we were super happy to have these "luxuries" at the beach.
We used the driver that is offered by Barry, (Angel) and felt stress free getting to and from the airport. He met us with our name on a sign at the airport, then drove us to a large supermarket to pick up our groceries. Plenty of space in his suburban for luggage, and 7 of us returning back to the airport.
It was so hard to leave Sayulita, and we will definitely be returning to create more memories. I Feel incredibly blessed to have found Casa Rana Verde, as this trip was by far, the best we have ever had.
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Stayed:July, 2016
Most beautiful guest house in Sayulita!
We spent a week at Casa Rana Verde, Casa Mikayla and Casa Pajaro in late June 2016, and we are still talking about what a wonderful place it is. We were there for my daughter's wedding and we rented the whole villa for a group of family and friends- 14 adults and three kids. The place is fabulous, even more beautiful than the pictures, which are amazing. We all felt like we were stepping into the pages of Sunset magazine. Everything was clean and well maintained. The grounds were spectacular. The pools were sparkling clean.We had Lucia prepare several meals for our group and the feasts she prepared for us were epic. We hosted a Sunday brunch after the wedding on the communal patio for approximately 60 people , which Lucia prepared all the food for. It was one of the highlights of the week! You couldn't ask for a more congenial staff. They were friendly and helpful, but unobtrusive. The owner lives next door and he was available to help whenever needed. The house is located on the northern side of town and it is quiet and peaceful. It is a short walk to town, but we rented a golf cart which was so much fun. If we ever go back to Sayulita, we will definitely want to stay here again.
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Stayed:June, 2016
Top notch vacation rental with great owners!
I get it. There are a LOT of homes to choose between in Sayulita. Itís a bit overwhelming and tough to make a final decision, especially if itís your first trip. So, Iíll make it easy for you (and then Iíll explain). Casa Rana Verde is an excellent choice. Top notch. You really donít need to look any further.

You can stop reading here; the review is complete. More info? Ok. Iíll write a lot more.

Rana Verde offers a spacious three bedroom home, along with two additional homes up the hill that you can rent out if your group is extra-big. Green Frog is modular. Each bedroom (with its own bathroom) is a separate building, as are the kitchen and open air living area. The rooms are comfortable with a fun, classic design as opposed to the boxy, overly modern look of so many condos and homes thatíre going up in the area. Two of the three bedrooms have (powerful!) A/C and each room has at least one big fan. The beds are comfy as are the towels.

The common areas take advantage of the landscape with beautiful gardens and views of the ocean. The living area is open air and a level above the double-pool. More than enough room for 10+ to eat and relax. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, including about 4 ways to brew coffee. Thereís access to fresh drinking water in every room (and in the kitchen), and two additional half-bathrooms are at your disposal. Oh, and a (free) washer/dryer for clothes if needed.

What sets Rana Verde apart?

Itís hard to get an idea of just how hilly Sayulita is. (Itís quite hilly.) That means many of the homes youíre looking into are upwards of a hundred feet uphill. Either youíll end up sweaty just getting to/from townÖ or youíll throw own more than $55 a day renting a golf cart (which very well might struggle getting you up that hill back to your place). Rana Verde does away with this mess. Itís a block from the ocean and on a (fairly) flat road that leads straight into town (10 min walk). There. I just saved you $55/day and a lot of sweaty clothes.

Then there's the service. Barry is the best homeowner Iíve rented from (anywhere). Heís thoughtful on the little things thatíll make your trip. Lucia, the housecleaner, is an exceptional cook. Have her cook your first eveningís meal. The price is totally reasonable, and you donít have to worry about a thing, aside from how quickly youíll eat your leftovers. (We also had her cook breakfast one morning and fell in love with chilaquiles.) Luciaís husband Angel is the regular driver that Barry uses to get to/from PVR airport. Heís on time (early even), a good driver, and does the standard ďstop at the MegaĒ (super-supermarket) on the way to Sayulita. Itís a nice big Suburban for the same price as the other drivers. Barry is never in the way (as some owners can be) but is available to help out with suggestions for in-town activities, meet any needs in-house, and will even (this is remarkable) offer to exchange US dollars for pesos at a rate that was better than we could find at any US bank, airport, or in Sayulita. Seriously. So helpful and thoughtful.

Finally: All those little things which youíre not sure about since you havenít been to Sayulita before. Rana Verde is a block from the ocean. The walk takes a few short minutes downhill, and the home offers beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards. The walk to town is a straight shot 10 minutes (though a few businesses are a bit shorter), which means youíre pleasantly away from the noise and bustle that Sayulita can have well into the night. The (lower) pool/garden area as well as the (upper) living area have the steady roar and tumble of the ocean wash over them throughout the day. If you like birds, the gardens attract all sorts. The gardens also surround the home in a way that makes you feel delightfully secluded while still offering a stunning view of the ocean.

We saw no (zero) mosquitos in Sayulita, though noseeums (sandflies) did a bit of biting while we were in town. (They arenít known to transmit diseases like mosquitos, so fear not.) There are plenty of outlets throughout the home. The wifi works as expected (on par with anywhere else in town). The food in town is excellent, so buy less food when you stop at the Mega.

Thatís all I got. The house is great for a very reasonable price compared to the others in town. Rent here with confidence, and youíll have a great vacation.
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Stayed:May, 2016
We felt like celebrities with the space, location, and privacy!
It was wonderful. We loved the pool and the beautiful deck. The only things to be aware of before going: 1. it's a steep hill and there are lots of steps- if that might be difficult for anyone. 2. It's a bit away from town- not a bad walk, but far enough not to want to do it more than once a day- you can get a cab or rent a golf cart though. 3. Also, I might be hesitant with very active toddlers- the wading pool was perfect for our responsible 6 year old, but if you can't look away from your kid for a second there is not fence around the pool and it would be easy to scale the wall on the deck.
Barry and Connie were very accommodating and the staff were wonderful. We were very comfortable.
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Stayed:March, 2016
A slice of heaven!
I have rented Casa Rana Verde (as well as Casa Mikayla) twice now for my yoga retreats. This casa(s) is just perfect. It's absolutely stunning, meticulously clean, and offers an expansive view of the ocean. It's situated just north of town, which is nice because it's quiet (except for the beautiful sounds of the ocean waves), but is also a short walk into the center where all the action is. I have also rented Casa Mikayla with my family and it was also perfect.
Barry and Connie are awesome hosts. And Lucia, the casa cook, is phenomenal! She will cook you dinner for a nominal fee, do all the clean up, and makes enough for left overs. Highly recommended! I'll be back for sure with more yoga groups to come, as well as a nice family vacation.
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Stayed:March, 2016
Best Place to Stay in Sayulita!
I've been coming to Sayulita for years now and Casa Rana Verde is hands down my favorite place to stay! The bedrooms are spacious and decorated beautifully; it feels like you are transported to a tropical paradise. Plus they have stocked the villa with every amenity you could think of and then some (soft beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, coffee makers etc) all which add to the comfort of your stay. The pool is refreshing and so serene, surrounded by gorgeous exotic flowers and landscaping. The outdoor living room (palapa) was perfect for hanging out and offers the most incredible views of the bay for your morning coffee or cocktails at sunset. I could've never left the villas and had the perfect vacation! And you MUST have Lucia cook for you, she made a chile relleno that has set the bar for all chile rellenos I consume. She was so good we had her come back for a 2nd night. I cannot say enough about how great everything was!
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Stayed:February, 2016
The best place to stay in Sayulita
I have stayes here every time I come to Sayulita (3 times thus far) and it is as beautiful, romantic, and serene as I remember. The location is situated in North Sayulita, about a 10 minute walk into town, shorter if renting a golf cart. It is such a wonderful find in an already great vacation spot. You feel as though you are living among the jungle with plenty of trees and lush vegetation all over the property, and great views of the entire bay. Sunsets and nothing short of magical. You can hear the waves crashing throughout the day and night. There is also a nearly private access to the beach just steps down the hill from Casa Rana Verde, for when you want to be away from the bustling downtown area. Plus each palapa has its own private pool and kitchen, which can be used to hire private local chefs who are great at entertaining as well. Can't say enough good things.
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Stayed:February, 2016
Wonderful place in Sayulita
My girlfriends and I usually plan a yearly trip and recently stayed at Casa Rana Verde. We had a wonderful experience. The property has everythng you need. The rooms are well appointed. The beds were so comfortable. The beach is a short walk away, and the ocean views are beautiful. The house provided beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, and soft coolers which made going to the beach very comfortable. The outdoor living room is a perfect place to be with friends or family. Having Lucia, the cook/housekeeper prepare a meal for you is a must. Her homeade tortillias and guacamole are well worth the small price. The house is also very accessible to the town (a short 10min walk). We enjoyed both eating at the house and also going to town for meals. The owner lives next door, and he was available to change money or offer advise on where to eat in town. I would stay here again for sure.
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Stayed:January, 2016
Owner/Manager Name
Barry and Connie Dumont
We moved to Sayulita full time from Santa Cruz, CA in 2003 to enjoy the perfect weather, warm surf and multicultural ambiance of our lovely pueblo. We feel blessed to have discovered such a wonderful lifestyle and great people to share our lives with
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