La Villa Buena Vida

5-12 guests 5-12 guests
5 bedrooms 5 BRs
10 beds 10 beds
5 bathrooms 5 BAs
  • Villa 4 Casitas: 1 2bedroom, 2-1 bedroom all with kitchen & living area, 1 studio-king bed
  • Barbeque area and dinning area covered and shaded lounge area
  • Off street parking - space
  • Kid-friendly pool, perfect for family gatherings
  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Short flat walk to town and beach

La ViIla Buena Vida in Sayulita – consists of 4 traditionally decorated units; the entire complex can be rented for a large group, with six bedrooms in total. There are three 1 Bedroom casitas, one Studio casita and one 2 Bedroom casita, which can accommodate groups of up to 15 guests in 6 bedrooms when the entire complex is rented. Total sq. feet apprx. 2655,1bedroom 530 sq ft., 2 bedroom 775 and studio 290 sq ft. Perfect for wedding parties, bachlorette parties, business and yoga retreats and family reunions. Please see below if you are interested in renting individual units. 

Located on the quieter south side of town, La ViIla Buena Vida, a two-story villa which contains five family-friendly casitas  is the perfect location for a large family or group. Seasonal Rates vary. Please view the Pricing details tab.

Each casita has its own sitting area overlooking the private, gated courtyard and pool.  Each unit has a safe for your valuables.  Facing the courtyard on the bottom floor are Casitas Piña (2 bedroom) and Casita Papaya.  Upstairs you find the Casitas Naranja, Limón (Studio) and Mango.

One Bedroom Casitas:  Papaya, Naranja
There are 3 one-bedroom units. These casitas have queen size beds, a large fully equipped kitchen with breakfast counter, and a sitting area with a daybed and couch.   All have decoratively-tiled bathrooms with showers. 

Two Bedroom Casita:  Piña
This Casita has 2 bedrooms with full kitchen and breakfast counter. The 2-bedroom casita has a queen bed in one room and 2 twin beds in the second room each has a private bathroom.

Studio Casita Limón
One studio unit with small appliance counter and fridge. The studio has 2 twins that can be made into a king and a private bathroom.

All rooms have ceiling fans, and all bedrooms have air conditioning. All units, except the studio, have a daybed in the living room for additional guests.  Beach towels and bath towels provided.

The Villa, an easy five-minute walk to the town plaza and a 6-minute walk to the beach, is entered through an artfully-designed courtyard laden with palm trees and lush tropical foliage and flowers.

The charming courtyard features a swimming pool, poolside patio, shade trees, and a covered entertaining area with barbecue, sink, and dining tables. Free wifi internet is also available anywhere on the property.

La Villa Buena Vida is available to rent by the day (4-night minimum) or by the week. Monthly rates are available during May-October. Maid service provided.  

Please use the contact form to get in touch with any questions and to request a reservation.  

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Pricing Details

Rates are per night and in US Dollars. 4 night minimum stay.  Paypal accepted

La Villa Buena Vida is available to rent by the night (4-day minimum) or by the week. Linens and maid service included. Maid service every 4 days in the casitas and every day in the courtyard.

- High Season: Nov 01  2016 -May 31 2017

Complex $500usd/night… $3400 usd/week

- Holidays: Dec 17 2016 -Jan 06 2017  and April 7th - April17th, 2017

Complex $600 usd/night

7 night minimum

Low Season:Jun 01-Oct 31 2016

Complex $400usd/night … $2700 usd /week

To make a reservation 50% of the total amount is due, which is refundable except for a 15% administration fee and any transfer costs incurred.  45 days before check in, the remaining 50% is due.  At this time, the total rental amount becomes non-refundable, unless we can find someone to re-rent for the dates reserved (except for 15% administration fee and any transfer costs).  We accept payment through Paypal, using your debit or credit card.

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La Villa Buena Vida! WOW!!!! Highly recommended
We just spent an incredible week with 4 other couples over a very fun and festive week in Sayulita. Our accommodations were perfect. Cooling off mid-afternoon in the pool followed by a brief siesta was a perfect way to re-start the evening festivities in town which was a short 10 minute walk down the street. Very comfortable casitas with comfy beds and excellent air conditioning. We can’t wait to go back!!!! Melissa was a very responsive and accessible host!
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Stayed: October, 2023
Sensational Sayulita! Great beach town , fabulous accommodations, fantastic restaurants! Everything you could want and then there’s more!! Convenient location ! Beaches , shops, restaurants everything within walking distance!
Villa Buena Vida ! Perfect stay ! Enjoyed with great friends! Very comfortable, loved the private courtyard and pool , lush tropical gardens. Full kitchen, dishes , pots and pans every amenity imaginable. So clean !! Very friendly town , safe environment. Loved it! The manager super sweet to work with taking care of us! Thank you , Melissa!
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Stayed: October, 2023
Amazing family vacation
We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful people of Sayulita. This wonderful place has left a lasting impression on our family. Our casita was lovely, fully stocked with everything we could need and close to everything. Spending time in the town square, enjoying the wonderful restaurants and shops was so fun. And we were able to do so many amazing activities, boating, ATVs and of course taking advantage of the amazing beaches! We are grateful to the host for our vacation and will definitely be back to enjoy the good life in Sayulita.
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Stayed: May, 2023
A true “Gem”! Can’t wait to return!!
Wow ! We can’t say enough about our stay in the casita!! Very well appointed , every amenity was perfect!! We felt very safe in this lovely villa! So affordable , great restaurants, bars , friendly people and pristine beaches!! Beautifully decorated with local art ! Relaxing courtyard, refreshing pool!! Lush tropical foliage made this a tropical oasis!! Quiet and relaxing!! Most everything is within walking distance . Great shopping too! Melissa the manager made our stay easy and so memorable!!
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Stayed: March, 2023
Awesome! Our 2nd time in Sayulita
Super cute little gem, only 6 units total so doesn't feel busy at all. Only a couple minutes to walk to the main square but just far enough to be away from the parties and noise. And no hill to walk up which is a huge plus for this very hilly town! Can't wait to come back, hosts, other guests and the cleaning staff were all great. Mucho Gracias!
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Stayed: March, 2023
Great little resort-like stay near town and the beaches!!
Our casita was extremely clean, well decorated with authentic artifacts and very comfortable. The courtyard and pool made us feel like we were at a mini resort. The pool was small and perfect for sharing with only 4 other units. The kitchen was well equipped with everything that we needed for cooking. My wife and I made fresh fish and all kinds of local Mexican dishes. There are several mini markets within walking distance where we found all of the ingredients that we needed for our dishes. We also tried the restaurants in town and they were very good as well as reasonably priced. (And this is from 2 people that love to cook.)The beautiful beaches are within walking distance. Actually, all of the action of this vibrant and picturesque town is a short walk from the casitas. Even though the entire town is very safe, the enclosed courtyard with it's locked gate, made us feel extra secure. La Villa Buena Vida is a rare find and an excellent value. I highly recommend and plan to return.
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Stayed: February, 2023
Beware of the safes in this complex
Beware of the safes in this complex! This is the first negative review I have ever given after over 29 years of extensive travel but I think it is important. I had excess American money when I arrived for reasons I won’t go into here. I put it into what I naively believed was a secure safe so I could retrieve it when it was time to leave. Half of it went missing. Management and owners changed the locks on our doors and brought in a safe auditor from the company that installed them to ultimately tell us that it was impossible to breach the safe and yet, unless American money now has the ability to dematerialize, that money did go missing from that safe. I have since learned through a simple Google search how easy it actually is to break into these kinds of safes. The money was never removed from that safe until suspicions were raised and of course it was too late. The loss was substantial enough to report it to management and the owner but in the end I had to defend my integrity as well as absorb the financial loss. It was a traumatic event I hope to never experience again nor want anyone else who is unaware of the problem to experience.
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Stayed: February, 2023
Response from Owner/Manager on 03/03/2023

I am very sorry to read that you felt you had to defend your integrity while we dealt with what happened over the last few days of your vacation. That was never our intention. It was a very difficult situation for all of the parties involved as has never happened to us before. As soon as we heard that you were missing some money we took all of the appropriate steps to investigate what could have happened, the most important being an audit of the safe with a professional. Through this we discovered that the safe had not been tampered with, nor opened in any other way aside from the code which you had inputted into the system. The final step in the investigation would have been to go to the police to report the robbery which you decided you did not want to do. We compensated you the amount of money you had originally said you were missing. A couple days after you had reported the missing money you a different amount was missing from what you had originally stated. Since this event we have changed all the locks on the house, we are installing a camera surveillance system and changing the safes. We did not and do not take this event lightly and are doing everything to ensure something like this doesn\'t happen again.

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Amazing home & host
So happy with our stay. The location is absolutely perfect. A super short walk to the main square + beach, but away from all the noise. Melissa was SUPER helpful and friendly, the outdoor space was great after a long day of walking around. Overall it was perfect for our family of four. We also had some unexpected things come up which could have made for a huge headache and a lot of stress and the host Melissa quickly helped us out - no questions asked. Couldn't have asked for better hospitality and service. Thanks again!
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Stayed: February, 2021
Highly Recommend!
Villa Buena Vida is an amazing spot right in the heart of town. It was so easy to come and go. The space was super clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend it.
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Stayed: January, 2021
10/10 Recommend
Perfect location close to everything. I actually extended my stay because I loved it so much. Highly recommend Melissa’s place.
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Stayed: January, 2021
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This quaint little surf town won our hearts a little over a year ago. I enjoy exploring new beaches and conquering the waves with our shaky surf skills. We have one fur-baby, Charlie, who loves playing in the sand or just lounging around under a palm tree. I am a preschool teacher here at the local private school and my husband, Juan Luis, is an architect. We love to travel and meet new people. We are happy to help with anything you may need to make your stay as perfect as possible!
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