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Iris and Thomas Buchanan
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Villa Yerbabuena
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Villa Yerbabuena vacation rental in Sayulita, Mexico

House Features
Sweeping ocean views from every floor
Steps from the beach
Private and quiet location
4 BR, 3.5+BA
2 Pools, tropical garden, bball court

BIENVENIDOS a Villa Yerbabuena, The Perfect Getaway for Families and Friends.

When you walk through the main entrance of Villa Yerbabuena you immediately will be drawn towards the breathtaking panoramic view of the ocean and Sayulita Bay in front of you. The world seems to lie at your feet while you take it all in from the top floor patio; the views, the ocean breeze, the sounds of nature, and the bliss of knowing that your vacation has only just begun.

BIENVENIDOS a Villa Yerbabuena, your luxury villa in the exclusive Pedregroso neighborhood on the quiet north side of Sayulita.  Completed in the summer of 2012 it was designed for families or a group of friends who are looking for a private vacation retreat to relax, re-unite, celebrate, or all of the above in an environment with sweeping ocean views, all the modern-day comforts, and where easy-going goes hand in hand with style.  Unwind and play at Villa Yerbabuena, a striking Spanish colonial style home, only steps away from the most private and pristine part of Sayulita’s beautiful beach.

The villa is located in an area of private homes across the street from the ocean and within walking distance to the lively center of town.  After a 10-minute walk along the palm-lined beach or newly paved road you will find the first restaurants, shops, and surf break.  Villa Yerbabuena’s proximity to the center of town is one of its attractions.  It is close enough to walk to everything that Sayulita has to offer yet far enough to escape the hustle and bustle and find peace, quiet, and the sound of waves in the background.

Villa Yerbabuena accommodates 9 people.  If there are babies or small children in your group we may be able to accommodate more.  We have portable Pack N Plays.  Please feel free to ask.  
The property can also be rented together with adjacent Casa Escondida.  Please check vrbo 150901 for information and availability.  

Villa Yerbabuena offers:

* Ocean views from every floor and bedroom
* 4 Bedrooms
* 3.5 Bathrooms plus pool cabana
* 2 Portable baby/toddler cribs
* Top quality mattresses
* 100% High quality cotton sheets, bathroom towels, and beach towels
* A/C and ceiling fans in all the bedrooms
* Ceiling fans throughout the house
* Sliding or retractable insect screens for all the windows, balcony doors, and patio doors to keep any insects out and make open-air living comfortable
* Purified water system servicing the entire house
* Modern, fully equipped kitchen
* Kitchenette on the lower floor
* Dining room
* Living room
* Wifi
* TV-room with Satellite TV, DVD player, Stereo with CD player and I-pod docking station
* Patios and bedroom balconies on every floor and a rooftop terrace
* 2 Pools; A dipping pool on the top floor and a large 10’ x 32’ infinity lap pool in the garden
* Pool floats, pool and beach toys
* Basketball half-court
* Movies
* Board games
* Safes, large enough to store a laptop, in all the bedroom suites
* Inner courtyard with fountain
* Across the street from the beach
* Private and quiet location
* Tropical garden
* Large lawn
* Private jungle with trail and creek (dry in the winter months)
* Gas BBQ grill
* Completely walled/fenced property
* Security system
* Private off-street parking
* English/Spanish speaking property manager who is available during your entire stay for assistance and services
* Maid service every other day or daily upon request for an additional charge
* Free local calls

Services available at additional cost:

* Airport transportation
* Car rental or golf car rental
* Baby gear rental
* Grocery shopping
* Home-cooked meals delivered or prepared in Villa Yerbabuena’s kitchen


The rooftop terrace offers an incredible 360-degree view of ocean, bay, and jungle.  It is a great place to watch whales during migration season (mid December through March) or view the milky-way at night.

On the TOP FLOOR is the main entrance, large inviting living room, comfortable TV-room, a modern and fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and 1/2 bath.  It can be transferred into a huge open-air living space in combination with the exterior patio and dipping pool.  The floor to ceiling sliding doors are easily moved aside and sliding screens keep any insects out.  Relax on the comfortable couches in the living room and tv-room, sit back in the traditional Mexican leather barrel chairs on the patio, or dip into the top floor pool and enjoy a glass of your favorite something while taking in the stunning panoramic views of the ocean, bay, and town in front of you.

A stairway under a vaulted ceiling with sky-light leads to the middle floor.

On the MIDDLE FLOOR is a charming inner-courtyard with bubbling fountain perfect to relax by with a favorite book.  There are three bedrooms: I. A master bedroom suite with king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom, and private garden patio, and II. a family suite consisting of a master bedroom with king-sized bed and III. an additional bedroom with bunk-bed and single bed - rooms II. and III. are separated by a shared en-suite bathroom and each bedroom is individually accessible from the hallway.  All bedrooms have A/C, ceiling fans, screened windows and balcony doors, top quality mattresses, 100% high quality cotton sheets, bathroom towels, and beach towels.

Stairs from the inner courtyard lead to the lower floor and garden.

The LOWER FLOOR has a master bedroom suite with king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet, wrap-around patio, A/C, ceiling fan, screened windows and balcony doors, a top quality mattress, 100% high quality cotton sheets, bathroom towels, and beach towels. This floor gives access to the garden.

The GARDEN is a tropical paradise and is completely gated.  It has an expansive 10’x32’ infinity lap pool, basketball half-court, private off-street parking, large lawn, gas BBQ grill, a private jungle with creek (dry in the winter months), and many varieties of palm trees, hibiscus, bougainvillea, birds of paradise, gardenia, agave, bananas, papayas, mango, and lime.  It is home to dozens of birds and butterflies.

Sayulita is a charming fishing village about a 35-minute drive on Highway 200 through a lush mountain rainforest north from Puerto Vallarta. Low-key tourism and a traditional pueblo life-style go hand in hand in this picturesque village. On the palm-tree lined beach you can rent lounge chairs and sun umbrellas, lunch at one of the many beach cafés, go for a swim or hit the waves for some first-class surfing, take surf lessons, go horseback riding, or charter a boat to go fishing or snorkeling. Scattered through town are wonderful restaurants, many of them serving savory local dishes, others serving international cuisine such as Italian, French, Chinese, and Argentinean. There are boutiques, small grocery stores, internet cafes, a library, medical center, pharmacies, and a few family-operated tour operators offering jungle trips, mountain biking, kayaking, zip line adventures, horseback riding, visits to neighboring colonial towns and ancient pre-Columbian petroglyphs.
In the center of town is a charming plaza where the locals and tourists linger in the evening. Depending on the season you may witness colorful fiestas and religious celebrations.

Beautiful SAYULITA is Mexico at its best and VILLA YERBABUENA simply complements this.  Together they hold every promise for an unforgettable vacation and a perfect retreat to come back to year after year. 

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Pricing Details

R E N T A L      R A  T E S

US$495/nt US$3,350/wk November-May
US$415/nt US$2,800/wk June-October
US$600/nt US$4,000/wk Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

US$500 Damage deposit, refunded in 2 weeks after departure less any damages to the property.

A reservation is confirmed after receipt of the signed rental agreement and deposit, which is 50% of the total rent.  The remaining balance and the US$500 refundable damage deposit are due 45 days prior to arrival.

- Personal checks drawn from a US bank account; 1 for the deposit (50% of the total rental cost), 1 for the balance (due 45 days prior to arrival), and 1 for the damage deposit (due 45 days prior to arrival).  The latter will simply be returned if there are no damages.

- Paypal (often there is NO FEE).
- Wire transfer from bank account to bank account.  Sending bank and receiving bank will charge fees.  Please ask for our bank details.
- US$ Bank draft or US$ money order from a US bank or foreign bank.  The issuing bank will charge a fee.

Any Paypal or bank fees are deducted from the damage deposit.

5-Night minimum stay.  Fewer nights are available when there are 4 or less nights available in between two confirmed reservations.  Please check our online-availability calendar or feel free to ask.

No smoking and no animals inside the house.

Contact Information
Owner/Manager Name:
Iris and Thomas Buchanan
USA/Canada Telephone:
415 516-2690 (Please mention Sayulita Life)
Reviews for Villa Yerbabuena
5 out of 5 (based on 10 reviews)
Outstanding home and view!
We had a wonderful stay and highly recommend this home. They were very attentive to our needs. The home was beautiful, it exceeded my expectations! I agree the pictures do not do it justice!
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wonderful spot
we had a week or so after new year - the villa was outstanding -photos didn't do it justice so we were very pleasantly surprised - wonderful spot close enough to everything at sayulita but still far away to feel like a retreat - plenty of room well set up with everything to run a family - thanks for having us to stay
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Three generations of our family (6 adults and three kids under 8) spent Christmas week at Villa Yerbabuena. I honestly don't know where to start -- it was a truly perfect vacation. The house itself is even better in person (and that's saying a lot since those photos are beautiful). The staff is beyond conscientious. Maru, the property manager, goes above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need. She and the Buchanans have gone to great lengths to see to their guests' comfort...there was even a pitcher of water cooling in the fridge and beer steins in the freezer when we arrived! Wish we could give Villa Yerbabuena more than 5 stars. It was HEAVEN.
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Beautiful spacious home with the most amazing views from every room!
Wow, thank you Iris for sharing your piece of paradise with our family! We had the most amazing time and one week was certainly not enough! This beautiful home offers all the comforts one desires with the most spectacular views from every floor. We had 2 families sharing the house and there was more than enough space for everyone. The pools were simply amazing and the basketball court was a nice treat for the boys! I really can't say enough about this amazing home...the location to the beach and town was perfect...not too close, and not too far. Maru was a gem and even hooked us up with a local cook who prepared several delicious dinners! We hope to return again soon!
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Great house for our family vacation!
We just returned from our first trip to Sayulita and had the luxury of staying at Villa Yerbabuena. The house was perfect for our family of 6 - 2 adults and 4 grown children. We loved the views from everywhere - seeing and hearing the ocean from almost every room set the mood for a wonderful vacation. The house is a really short walk to the beach, we looked at other houses that were further up the hill and I was glad to be where we were because the hill is STEEP! It is also a nice little walk into the town - very safe and well lit at night. We rented a golf cart for a couple of days and that was fun to have to explore more of the town than we could on our feet. The house has two pools - the dipping pool was so refreshing and great to sit in while sipping a margarita and watching the sunset. The bigger pool in the back yard had awesome lounge floats and I spent many hours reading my book and floating around. The kitchen was well equipped with all we needed to cook and bbq. Iris, the owner, is very easy to get along with and made the reservation process seamless. Her house manager, Maru, was always readily available for anything we needed at the house and both of them gave us some awesome suggestions for fun activities and places to eat. Do not miss the Ally Cat sailing trip - it was probably the highlight of our vacation - a beautiful catamaran ride out to the Marietas Islands (we saw whales, got to do a little snorkeling into a cave, paddle boards, kayaks, unlimited drinks, great food and friendly, fun tour guides) We are already planning our return trip to Sayulita - it is a beautiful little Mexican town, full of fun and very friendly people!!!
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Beautiful View, Nice Home, Awesome Swimming Pool and Grounds
This home was perfect for our family vacation 6 Adults, 2 Small Children. It was easy to reserve from start to finish, Iris was great. The home was beautiful and clean. Well equipped kitchen. The views and sounds of the ocean from every window. Nice walk to beach and into town. The hill getting to the house is quite steep, but we managed to push our double stroller up and down several times a day. ( Its steep but quick!) Loved the access to the trail to get to a private beach. We had another home rented for the second half of our stay after most of our family members left and we were lucky to be able to come back here for a few days after we had issues at the other rental home! We have rented several homes in Sayulita over the past 10 years and this is the first one that we will be returning to! Also housekeeper that came every other day was great!!
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Luxury Home on hilltop with Stunning Views
Our family of ten also stayed at Villa Yerbabuena the first week of January and had a wonderful vacation. The home is beautifully designed and furnished and the kitchen is well appointed. There is enough space for everyone to have their privacy, yet the upper level provides large areas to gather comfortably for family dinners and game nights. The housekeeper Maru, was attentive and helpful and fixed problems in a timely manner. We have rented homes in many different countries and this is by far one of the nicest. The views of the ocean couldn't be better. There were so many comfortable nooks to choose to relax in, from the main deck off the living area, to the quiet patio off the bedroom, the rooftop balcony and the garden area by the pool. We would recommend Villa Yerbabuena to friends without hesitation and look forward to returning in the future.
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Gorgeous, newly renovated home close to town and beach with stunning views!
We stayed here with a group of friends in NYC for a wedding. We LOVED the house. Gorgeous and HUGE home, newly renovated, everything new and clean, beautifully decorated in a modern, Mexican look and feel, purified water in all faucets, two pools, close to town and beach (you can walk though car or golf car is much easier and faster!). The views from the various decks and roofdeck are STUNNING. The on-site staff very reachable and lovely. There was a daily cleaning service that felt like we were staying at a hotel with the amenities and personal feel of a home. And Iris the owner was beyond lovely. So great at handling the process, got us all the information on the home PLUS everything about the town and nearby area, deposit back very quickly. Easy!!! We hope to come back soon and stay again at Yerba Buena. We had a fantastic stay!
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Villa Yerbabeuna is fit for royalty
Our family of ten stayed in Villa Yerbabuena Dec 24 through Dec 29, 2012. The owner (Iris) was warm and gracious right from the beginning. The property manager (Maru) was thoughtful, thorough, and attentive. The maid was non-obstrusive and did excellent work. The villa is absolutely stunning in its design, allowing for privacy and for gathering in comfortable spaces. The kitchen has top quality cookware with huge counterspace to prepare meals; we never ate out once because it was so much fun to cook together in this space. The views from the kitchen level are breathtaking. It was a real perk to have filtered drinking water available in the villa too. All of the furniture is excellent quality, both interior and exterior, inviting relaxation and visiting both by the lap pool on the lower level, and the inifinity pool on the upper level. Quality towels for lounging at the pool were provided. The beds were very comfortable, each room with air-conditioning and a fan. We tended to gather on the main level, with the exquisite ocean view, the gentle breeze, and the sun. It is obvious to us that these owners take great pride in their property and generously offer to share the splendor with guests. They anticipated everything that would make a guest feel pampered, and then priced the high quality space very reasonably. Villa Yerbabuena gave our family fantastic Christmas memories that we will talk about for many years to come. Thank you Iris and family. We hope to be back!
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This is the PLACE for a vacation with every thing.
My wife and I took a tour of the New Villa Yerbabuena today. we are renting the Casa Escondida which is next door and owned by the same family, this is our second stay and next year we plan on having friends come with us to stay at Villa Yerbabuena. The word Villa does not do it justice, this is one, if not the best home in the area. Views could be used in a travel magazine, the bed rooms, along with each bath are top of the class. Now for the kitchen, you had better be a gourmet cook (6 burner stove) and every thing else you would need. If this was not enough the 2 pools, one large poole on the ground and the plunge pool on the third floor (what a view) are the icing on the cake. We have rented homes from Hawaii to the East Coast of Mexico and when we found the owners of this properly we will not look any more, they make vacation the best, (first class all the way)
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5 out of 5 (based on 10 reviews)