Casita Leyenda

1-2 guests 1-2 guests
1 bedroom 1 BR
1 bed 1 bed
1 bathroom 1 BA
  • 3 min to Plaza, 5 min to main surf break
  • AC
  • Rooftop dining and yoga space
  • Excellent WIFI
  • 2 levels of outdoor ocean-view dining areas
  • Private & Secure

1 block to Plaza - 3 blocks to Beach - Blazing Internet - Rooftop
The Casita studio is perched high above the plaza, with ocean views from inside and out. The rooftop is your sunset dining & yoga space and grants bird's-eye views from Sayulita to San Pancho. Active stays are easily accommodated: near the plaza for entertainment and the main beach for surfing; floor space and view dining are available at home. Internet speed is unmatched, and the local team is always there for you.

❁ Fiber-optic Internet. Expect solid video conferencing and uninterrupted performance
❁ Rooftop w/ bird's eye-view, furnished for dining & lounging
❁ Patio w/ ocean-view, furnished for dining & lounging
❁ hotel-style safe
❁ security gates
❁ private 
❁ AC
❁ king size bed
❁ beach towels
❁ surf - storage
❁ yoga - mats
❁ filtered water 
❁ gas barbecue grill
❁ fully equipped kitchen (oven)
❁ earplugs & white-noise machine
❁ house-keeping included in price
❁ Sweeping ocean views are available from every location, including the bed. Your hill climb pay-off.  

❁ Location:
The Casita is located above the Plaza on Gringo Hill, which is the very steep hill directly behind the plaza. It overlooks downtown Sayulita. The Plaza is a 2-min walk, the main beach and surf break is another 3 minutes. 
❁ Nighttime Noise: 
Please reconsider if you'd like to avoid downtown noise at night. The Casita is entirely removed to a high perch above the Plaza, but the thump of Sayulita night-life floats up unobstructed, especially during Easter and Christmas. We provide earplugs and a white noise machine to help out.
❁ Hill Climb: 
Please reconsider if mobility is a challenge. The one-block walk back from the Plaza is steep rugged cobblestone, and is followed by several flights of stairs. 
❁ Convenience:
The tradeoff is convenience to downtown and easy access to the main surf-break (literally a 3-4 min walk). Restaurants and cafes are just steps away. Downtown is at your fingertips and is brimming with beautiful boutiques, dining experiences, and popular nightlife. Taxis for extra-Sayulita trips are right on the Plaza. The main beach & surf break is directly below Leyenda on the same street, just 3 blocks.

❁ Casita Leyenda is a luminous circular studio with expansive windows on all view-facing walls. 
❁ The king-size bed has an ocean view, as does the couch, which easily sleeps another adult. 
❁ The Patio has a sweeping view over Sayulita that continues to the ocean. It is furnished for lounging and dining, and includes a gas grill.
❁ The Rooftop deck is truly expansive, and has the most exhilarating views. From here you can check for incoming swells and see all the way to San Pancho. During winter, you can also watch for whales. The space offers shade, and is furnished with a dining table & chairs, a chaise lounge and chairs designed for relaxing. It is a wonderful place for morning yoga as well as sunset dinner & drinks. Yoga mats are provided. 
❁ The kitchen is fully equipped with a mid-size refrigerator, oven, gas stove, microwave, water kettle, blender, toaster, drip coffee maker, stove-top espresso maker, and coffee grinder. All the essentials are there for you. 
❁ Bathroom is full. Shower is hot with high pressure.
❁ Air conditioning ( (1-ton AC unit) 

75 Mbps download / 37 Mbps upload / 13ms latency Wi-Fi speeds. 
The fiber-optic network connection at Casita Leyenda is dedicated to the Casita and is exclusive to Casita guest use only. As a result, internet access is both fast and reliable, and is unequivocally the best in the area. The property manager in Sayulita is vigilant about maintaining connectivity and speed. 

The studio is extraordinarily safe. It is accessed through two digitally locked gates. The first enters a car port, and the second exits the garage to access the Casa and Casita. A wall prevents entry otherwise. The Casita property is entirely private. Casita guests have exclusive access to the studio, patio, and rooftop deck.

Access is through two digitally locked gates:
– The first gate enters the car port on the ground floor. The carport and charging station is dedicated to two-bedroom Casa Leyenda.
– The second gate is a pedestrian door that exits the carport and accesses the Casa and Casita. 

– Casita guests have exclusive access to the entire Casita property: studio, patio, and roof-top terrace. 
– Carport parking and the charging station are dedicated to two-bedroom Casa Leyenda. Please check with Golf Cart Rental companies for overnight parking and charging.

Other things to note
– Low season: July 1 – October 31.
Low season brings heavy rains to Sayulita. It is also the hottest time of the year. Heat and thunder storms (spectacular to see) put a heavy burden on the maturing infrastructure of Sayulita. Demands on restricted resources cause water shortages and power outages. There are always work-arounds, but just be aware of a degree of unpredictability during the hot and rainy season.
– Optional house keys:
All doors have digital locks. Each door also has an additional dead bolt lock, the key for which can be found in the safe. This key is optional to use if you’d like additional security. The loss or damage of this key will require a re-keying fee of $100.

Please use the contact form to get in touch with any questions or request a reservation. Casita Leyenda is the perfect getaway for a couple wanting to stay close to town. If you require more space, please consider our two-bedroom house on the same propery - View here. The main home & studio are also available as a joint rental for 6-8 guests - View here

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Pricing Details

Currency: US Dollars
Minimum stay: 4-nights
Capacity: The house capacity and price is for 2 people, but can accommodate a maximum of 3. The extra person charge is $40/person/night for the 3rd guest. 
Deposit: 50% for confirmation of reservation, and balance is due 45 days prior to arrival. If less than 45 days, the entire amount would be due. 

No refunds offered if reservation is canceled less than 45 days prior to arrival date. Any cancellation more than 45 days prior to arrival date will be refunded less a 15% administration fee and any transfer fees. 

Please be sure you're ok with our cancellation policy. We are happy to rent our vacation home to you, but we cannot also insure your travel against unexpected trip cancellations and trip interruptions. Travel is expensive and life is uncertain, we totally understand this, so we urge you to please consider protecting your travel investment. 

As a courtesy, if you are not insured and find that you need to cancel dates, we are happy to do what we can to rebook your dates and then refund booked dates less fees and taxes. Remember, this would be a collaborative courtesy. Please first do what you can to limit the risk of life's uncertainty.

Please note that we don't accept alteration requests that shorten the reservation when less than 45 days from the check-in date. When less than 45 days to check-in, the listing cancelation policy applies to cancelled dates in the reservation.

Payment Formats Accepted
Wire Transfer USA

PayPal is the payment method. An invoice from Nancee and David will be sent via PayPal.

22 reviews
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Can't wait to come back!
A perfect place - so close to the beach and all the town has to offer. We would 100% stay here again!
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Stayed: March, 2023
Perfect Place
This little casita is amazing. The location, the view, the responsiveness……perfection!
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Stayed: March, 2023
Great Home, Great Host
This was perfect for us. The short stroll to the beach, we walked everywhere and never needed a golf cart or cab or anything. Coffee a few doors down, with good food too. The house is charming and spotless with a great view. The hosts were excellent. We would definitely stay there again.
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Stayed: February, 2023
The place was amazing for us. Everything we needed was within walking distance and the place itself was large, comfortable (great bed), peaceful and super clean. The hosts were attentive and accommodating. I can't imagine finding a better spot in town--we highly recommended it. Thanks again Nancee and David. We'll be staying here again whenever that may be.
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Stayed: April, 2022
We loved this home!
We stayed in this lovely apartment for two weeks. It was a little over our budget and we took a lot of time to decide but I am very pleased we stayed there. I think the apartment and the view are more gorgeous than the pictures do justice. We will never forget our time there, opening the curtains in the morning to that view - opening all the doors so it is like you're living outside and eating/drinking was some of the best I have had ever. Check in was straight forward, cleaning and water refill was a real bonus. I worked from the apartment almost every day, hosting multiple video conferencing calls with the UK and South America without issue. The previous reviews suggesting great Wi-Fi speed was one of the major factors in booking this apartment and it didn't disappoint. Location is quite perfect, just up the hill from the town. We would get coffees from Cafe Anchor at the bottom of the hill every day and sometimes a smoothie. As the location is so close to the town you will hear the music late at night. The hosts have done everything they can to reduce this noise for their guests including providing a white noise speaker which was a revelation! We now only ever sleep with white noise that we play through our speaker!
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Stayed: March, 2022
Highly Recommend!
Casita Leyenda was a wonderful little casa to stay in Sayulita. Right up the hill from Sayulita Plaza, far enough away from the bar/club noises but close enough to be able to walk to everything with ease. Highlights include gorgeous views, plenty of kitchen amenities for making meals and frozen margaritas, and a very comfortable bed + pillows. I highly recommend Escondido Bar which is right at the bottom of the hill for wonderful cocktails and a relaxing vibe. I would definitely recommend staying here!
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Stayed: November, 2021
Great experience
Incredible experience - very nice place with a great view of the town and ocean, and close to the center of town. Service was outstanding, on the first day I accidentally locked myself out of the apartment and I had a replacement key within 5 minutes! On the check-out day I had a late flight and was able to get a late check out which was really helpful. Highly recommend!
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Stayed: July, 2021
beautiful home & excellent location
We stayed in San Pancho (12 minute drive north of Sayulita) for 6 weeks. The internet there is so bad that we ended up renting this house to be our office. Our only real requirement was fast internet, and this place delivered that and so much more. Internet - We consistently had great internet speed of 30 mbps. It did drop a few times throughout the weeks, but it came back quickly so it wasn't much of a disruption. Location - This is in the heart of Sayulita, a quick walk from the main plaza. There are literally hundreds of restaurants, bars, etc. within a few blocks, and the beach took about 5 minutes to walk to. The main thing to know is that it is at the top of a very steep hill. You won't want to walk up it in flip flops. Parking - We had a rental car for the drive down and parking was a challenge at times. If you get to town before 10am, you can easily find parking right outside the casita. After that, good luck. There is a parking lot .3 miles away for 100 pesos/day. We had to use that a few times. Overall we were very happy with the casita. We have 3 kids, so we couldn't stay in it as our main place, but we said if we were traveling just the two of us, we would definitely stay here. Highly recommended!
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Stayed: June, 2021
Highly Recommend
Beautiful spot!
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Stayed: June, 2021
10/10 Recommend
This casita is like a beautiful birdcage, just one block up the hill from the plaza. The hosts are incredibly responsive and flexible and the cleaning ladies are accommodating. Beautiful views of town and the beach and jungle. Fully appointed kitchen with oven and stove. I highly recommend it!
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Stayed: April, 2021
Nancee in Sayulita Mexico
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Nancee and David Goodrich live in the small mountain town of Gunnison, Colorado where Nancee owns a small women's boutique and David works in the woods. They are proud parents of two girls, they have two grandkids, and love their two kitties, Nina and Noche. Sayulita was love at first sight, and they have loved making a home in the small Mexican surf town.
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