Villa Calabaza

1-2 guests
1-2 bedrooms
1-2 beds
1-2 bathrooms
  • ocean views/sound; mature jungle surrounding, gardens
  • 2 minute walk to tranquil beach access; beach gear
  • AC available in Favorita bedroom but not in Mi Nido loft
  • North end location; minus town noise; clean, green, tranquilo!
  • 10 minute walk via beach or Calle Palmar to restaurants/shopping/tiendas
  • shared dipping pool

Villa Calabaza in Sayulita offers either of two separate self contained one bedroom accommodations. 

1. "MI NIDO"  PALAPA LOFT NEST; Queen br. 2 persons, 2 levels, spectacular views, open air, shared heated dipping pool. Green season: $110-125; High season: $145-180

Romantic, private entrance stairs.  Fiberoptics Wifi. Nestled treetop, 2 lofts under palapa. Unbeatable sea views. Shared heated dipping pool. Glass enclosed  queen bedroom w/mosquito net, fans, ocean breeze; NO AC.  LR, bar, kitchenette, bath/shower, terraces.  Wide tranquil beach 3 minute walk; beach "stuff"; walk beach or street to restaurants/town. Maid weekly.  Safe. Resident cats, coatimundi visitor.  Open air up high: away from town's tumult,neighborhood noise potential.

One queen bedroom (glassed in, mosquito net, floor fans), two  loft levels nestled in the jungle treetops above the ocean, open air with spectacular views., whale watching November-March...2 persons. Separate fern entranced wrought iron stairs; NO AC.  Reliable Telmex fiberoptics Wifi. Lower living area, bar, fully equipped kitchenette, purified water, safe, private bath/shower, terrace, deck and bump out balcony lounge couch. 2nd level snooze/relax.in hammock or loungers. Shared heated (on request) jacuzzi dipping pool in lower gardens. Ocean views and sounds,  extraordinary sunsets. Green season, $110-125  High Season $160-180/night. $70 cleaning fee, 3-8 night stays. Housekeeping weekly. Resident cats, coatis and/or raccoons night visitors.

2. " LA FAVORITA" .  One king bedroom AC, ocean views, palapa living w/den view loft; Green season July-Oct. $120-145; High Season: 150 190, $70 cleaning fee. 

One bedroom, two persons max. La Favorita, middle level, offers the most amenities; central round outdoor living palapa with den/view loft reached by ladder, dining and entrance area with half bath,king bedroom, memory foam, AC, dressing space, working area, private shower/bath, fully equipped kitchen, purified water, entrance garden terrace with umbrella table.  Laundry with W/D, shared dipping pool (heated on request) in lower gardens, safe, housekeeping weekly, beach gear, golf car charge outlets. 3-11 night stays.

below more details on what to expect from a stay at Villa Calabaza.
La Favorita,  Mi Nido (Africa Suite not listed) are Mexican eclectic artsy and ethnic bohemian spaces. Each is private, separate with its own entrance.  The only shared amenity is the jacuzzi.
Villa Calabaza is located in the desirable North End away from town's tumult. Green, pristine, clean... However, Sayulita's rapid inevitable expansion of hotels, condos, residences has meant losing some of its remote, off the beaten path tranquility.  If I know of the potential for major construction noise, I inform guests before their stay. Nights can be exquisitely quiet except for crickets and pounding sea!

Amenities available to Casa Calabaza guests:   Shared Jacuzzi dipping pool (heated with notice) 2 garden levels below. Outdoor shower lower level for beach sand. Chairs, umbrella, cooler for the beach, a 3 minute walk via the lower garden gate at the street. Views and sounds of the Pacific; whale watching Nov.-March;  the lush jungly atmosphere of the neighborhood centered around an enormous white fig, offers abundant flora and fauna; green parrots, iguanas, chachalacas, uruacas, squirrels.  Binoculars are provided. Depending on the season (monsoon or dry), there can be mosquitos and insects. I fumigate sparingly to keep the jungle ecosystem balanced. Coatimundis and raccoons can be nocturnal visitors.  Keep your avocados and bananas safe!  Close the trash containers which are below Mi Nido loft stairs tightly.
Three cats have adopted me; Salsa, Kinky and Rub.
The safes are good ones;  I recommend keeping only personal belongings there, but cash and keys with you, not in a place where they can disappear or be copied.  Lock doors when your are out. A golf cart rental is an excellent option for getting around Sayulita. There are 4 outlets for charging golf carts—2 down on the street and 2 above at the middle entrance.   I do not recommend a car rental unless you are travelling around to other villages or surfing outside of Sayulita.  I do recommend the bus, and the easiest way to get to Sayulita from PV airport is to cross the highway bridge with your luggage  (or get help with your luggage) and get a northbound taxi (6-900 pesos) or take the bus ($4-5 US), then a taxi to Calabaza. If I know your timing I may be able to meet you in the golf cart.
If you bring a car, there is street parking after unloading near Casa Galaxia.  
Taxis around Sayulita are $3-4 US.
Purified water provided.
Carmen cleans once a week either Wed. or Friday.
For closing windows, doors and screens consider the lower somewhat quieter units, Africa suite or La Favorita, both which have AC in the bedrooms.    
Sayulita has ongoing water delivery 
problems. Short showers are appreciated.  Turning off AC, lights, fans when out as well.

  • A/C
  • BBQ
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrella
  • Desk-workspace
  • Garden
  • Golf cart charger
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping-occasional
  • Iron
  • Oceanview
  • Parking-off street
  • Pool
  • Pool-shared
  • Safes
  • SayulitaLife.com Verified
  • View-garden
  • View-jungle
  • View-ocean
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi
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Pricing Details

NOVEMBER, 2020, except for 1-3 November and US Thanksgiving week.

FAVORITA:  w/bedroom AC, $145/day; $70 cleaning fee, 3-14 nights

MI NIDO: (no AC available) $145/day; $70 cleaning fee, 3-14 nights

2 SUITE VILLA (minus loft); ask about availability and rates

My Mexico cell phone is okay, but often I do not carry it with me. Best to email me

50% deposit refund up to 30 days before arrival dates.  No refunds for late arrivals or shortened stays. Cleaning fees to be included in 50% balance payment, due no less than 1 week before arrival.

Payment Formats Accepted
Personal Check
Wire Transfer USA
Wire Transfer Mexico

50% deposit to reserve; balance due 1 week before arrival 50% deposit refund minus $100 up to 30 days before arrival date. No refunds for late arrivals or shortened stays. Deposits: PREFERRED; Personal USD check sent via snail mail to my Indiana bank (with sufficient time to receive it). Or wire transfer in USD plus $50 transfer fee. Payment may also be made in $MN equivalent to my Intercam account.

42 reviews
Value for money
Total Score:
10/10 Recommend
Nanci is a great host and very responsive to the needs of her guests. The upper loft is an adventure. 10/10 for the views and uniqueness of the place. You will certainly remember your stay here and you will want to show everyone the pictures.
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Stayed: February, 2022
Best Vacation Rental EVER
This is hands down the best vacation rental we've ever stayed in! The space was heavenly and Nanci is the most amazing host. It felt like we were in a dream the whole trip. I'm telling everyone I know to stay at Nanci's properties! She has perfected the vacation rental experience. This space is a must-stay! Get the golf-car
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Stayed: February, 2022
Highly Recommend
This was truly a Swiss Family Robinson chic home to stay in. Tucked above it all in the jungle, yet close to the action if you choose to be. We got a golf cart, which made it a little swifter getting in and out of town, but you could stay here without one too. Nanci was an attentive and friendly host and her lovely artwork everywhere was gorgeous. Happy vacationers all around.
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Stayed: February, 2022
Stay here. You won't regret it.
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Calabaza. The pictures don’t do this place justice - it’s a gem. We really enjoyed the indoor/ outdoor nature of the space - in particular the ocean views, Nanci’s lovely art throughout the villa, the spacious living room (including a hammock) and island with high stools for meals at home, but appreciated the in room safe and ability to lock the bedroom while we were out exploring. It was a 2 minute walk to a quiet stretch of the northern part of the beach, 5 mins to jungle hiking trails and ~15 mins to town. We opted to not rent a golf cart and had no issues. We also bonded with Nanci’s sweet cat, Rub. If this place is available, you should book it. Would love to stay again!
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Stayed: January, 2022
Loved our stay
Gorgeous location in a quiet part of town close to the beach. We loved staying here! We walked into town most days. My only suggestion would be to wear bug spray, since you are basically in the jungle.
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Stayed: January, 2022
Highly Recommend
We had a wonderful stay! Villa Calabaza was well kept and had everything we needed. Nanci was a great host and was quick to respond if we had any questions. Recommend getting a golf cart if you want to go into town. The house is quiet and very close to the beach. Highly recommend staying here!
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Stayed: January, 2022
Incredible all around
Charming, super well-equipped home with absolutely stunning views. We had a great time relaxing and enjoying the nature around us. It's worth keeping in mind this house is mostly open-air, if being close to critters is not your thing. We couldn't have had a better holiday here, and recommend highly!
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Stayed: December, 2021
Architecturally stunning and very comfortable
Casa Calabaza is a gorgeous amazing home. It is located on the quiet north end of Sayulita very close to a lovely quiet beach. The home's architecture is stunning and the open air concept living area is a wonderful way to enjoy the warm climate and connect to nature. I loved the sound of the waves crashing!! The bedroom is large and the air conditioning works great. Nanci is a wonderful and very friendly host. She was very helpful and welcoming! Her artwork is absolutely beautiful and is displayed throughout the home. The kitchen is spacious and lovely and there is even a full sized washer and dryer. I rented a golf cart which made it easy to get to and from the town center. I loved my stay here.
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Stayed: May, 2021
Favorite place..ever!
This is our favorite home to stay in the world and it was my third trip here and certainly not my last such a beautiful place to stay so close to the beach and so many fun things to do
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Stayed: June, 2020
10/10 Recommend
Casa Calabaza feels like paradise. We loved the relaxed style of the property and its proximity to the North Beach was incredible. We woke to the sound of crashing waves and drifted into deep sleep listening to crickets and tree frogs. Nanci warmly welcomed us to the property and was alwas available to assist us with anything at the Casa or questions about Sayulita. We appreciated her recommendations for transportation and local dining. Can't wait to return.
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Stayed: March, 2020
Nanci in Sayulita Mexico
Owner/Manager Name
Contact (USA)
+52 322-139-8435
Bio Please mention SayulitaLife
Nanci Blair Closson, artist/painter, transplanted from Arizona to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in 1992, started spending time in 2003 and moving full time to Sayulita in July, 2015. With mountains, ocean and tropical jungle, Sayulita and Casa Calabaza is the ideal dream environment after selling Tres Casitas in San Miguel, (which she designed and built in 1994 as weekly vacation rentals in SMA).
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