Encantadora is a charming, colourful, light-filled and fully equipped apartment in Sayulita, Mexico. It's part of the fabulous Los Almendros complex. It's only minutes from the beach and an easy, level 10-minute stroll to the vibrant heart of the village with its wonderful restaurants, shops and boutiques.
This elegant complex features only 26 private condos in five three-storey buildings clustered around Sayulita’s most beautiful pool. Encantadora offers you a real taste of Mexico with its bright colors, custom artwork and the best in Mexican finish and design. Yet it's child-friendly, comfortable and practical. Encantadora is situated on the first floor of the building nearest the ocean and is a one-stop elevator ride up from the complex’s only garage – ideal for luggage and groceries!
Encantadora has two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and a twin, and its own attractive balcony – a perfect place to catch the morning sun -- with a BBQ and lovely lush view. The second has two twins and a folding bed. Using a Create-a-King, the twin beds can be turned into another king-size. We have recently added a folding pack 'n play crib. Both bedrooms have ample closet space, chests-of-drawers and their own very attractive full bathrooms with double basins. The well-designed kitchen is fully equipped with purified water, fridge, gas stove, microwave, blender, coffee-maker, toaster, electric kettle, all kitchen utensils and washer and dryer – in other words, everything you could want for your stay. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned and there are ceiling fans throughout.
The spacious living-dining area features two large sofas, two armchairs, coffee tables and dining room table with six chairs. There's an iPod docking station, DVD player, satellite TV, and our own wireless Internet connection. The front balcony, with its palapa fringe and view of the pool, is furnished with traditional Mexican equipale loveseat, table and chairs – ideal for relaxing any time of the day but especially on those wonderful warm, starlit Mexican evenings listening to the sound of the ocean.
At the centre of the Los Almendros complex is its crown jewel – one of the most beautiful pool areas you can imagine. The remarkable pool has been brilliantly designed to accommodate all needs and ages and includes a jacuzzi-type section as well as two areas for small children. Surrounded by large comfortable lounge chairs, the area also features a shady palapa section and barbecue area.
The helpful office staff are available throughout the day, and there is a security guard on duty all night. The condo provides a safe for your valuables, and maid service is available, except on Sundays. Sayulita has been called “the gem of Mexico’s Pacific coast” and it is a delightful place to visit – ideal for all ages and interests. A designated eco area, there are no buildings of more than three storeys and, as a result the village is easy on the eye and the atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and fun.
Please note that all the apartments in Los Almendros are privately owned. I only handle rentals for Encantadora.
Just 30 minutes’ drive north of Puerto Vallarta and its international airport, there is no shortage of activities for the family, including surfing, basking on beautiful sandy beaches, golf, hiking, biking, a jungle canopy adventure, sailing, fishing and more. Whether you are a couple, a family or a group of friends, it’s hard to imagine a better place to visit and spend time in the sun.
Los Almendros has the perfect location in the lovely town of Sayulita. Some areas of Sayulita have very hilly climbs, but Los Almendros is a nice flat walk passing three restaurants on the 10-minute walk into town, and a three-minute walk to the nicest beach in Sayulita. You can walk into town and pick up your fresh French croissants in the morning. We enjoyed those yummy croissants and coffee each morning on the lovely front balcony overlooking the pool.This condo is very comfortable and quiet with a large kitchen/living room area. Our favorite was the master bedroom with its own private balcony and king-size bed. It is decorated nicely with Mexican art and colors to match the sunny days. Housekeeping and management are excellent. We look forward to our return. Rebecca, Ajijic, Mexico
We had such a lovely time staying in Sayulita. Encantadora was perfect. Our four-year-old daughter loved the pool. We can't wait to come back next year! Laurie, Peter and Mila
Just spent a fabulous week in Sayulita -- our fourth visit, although the first at this property. Encantadora is by far our favourite!! The staff is very helpful and friendly. Kathy, Snoqualmie, WA
My wife and two children ages 9 and 11 could not have asked for anything more out of the Encantadora accommodations in Los almendros.
Booking and dealing directly with the owner Jane was a breeze, as she was extremely helpful and considerate which gave you that extra bit of confidence in renting from them versus other properties.
Once you arrive at the condo, what you see from the website is exactly what you get. The condo is impeccably clean, bright and modern with all the amenities that you could ask for. The main balcony is accessed from folding glass French doors that looks out to the pool, and this is where we gathered most nights to play games and wind down from a busy day in Sayulita.
The pool area is nicely situated to enjoy the sun or shade, and is perfect for any age as there are a couple of shallow spots for toddlers, to a large area that will keep kids of all ages busy for hours.
The condominium complex itself is very safe, secure and the staff make every effort to ensure your stay is enjoyable. There is a 24 hour guard on the property and he does rounds at night which gives you that extra piece of mind.
The location is a true 4-5 minute walk to the beach so there is no need to rent a vehicle once there as you can walk to town in less than 15 minutes as we did this every night for supper.
Next time we go to Sayulita, I would not even consider any other condo except for the Encantadora.
Helmut, Calgary, Alberta
Luxury with a Mexican Flavor
In May, my two sisters and I had the pleasure of spending a week at Casa Encantadora in charming Sayulita.
It was perfect. The pictures, though nice, don't do the condo justice and the pool is absolutely the best!!
Walking along the beach into town each morning is Heaven.
What a wonderful place.
We Loved it. Helga, Ajijic, Mexico
Villa Encantadora, Los Almendros = Great Location - for singles, couples or families!
A quiet location only 5 min walk from the centre of town or the beach. The condos are clean, the staff very helpful and the condo pool large and well appointed - and wifi... what more could you ask for. Villa Encantadora has a large master bedroom with a king bed and a generous ensuite bathroom and a balcony overlooking the back garden plus a 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds. The main bathroom is also generous in size, as is the livingroom / kitchen area and the second balcony overlooking the inner courtyard/pool. The kitchen has everything you need to have meals in, but there are also numerous fabulous restaurant minutes away - our favorites: Medusa, Don Pedro's and the Breakfast Cafe. 3 girls, we felt completely safe walking around town and back to the condo in the evenings - We would recommend this location for everyone. Mary Ellen, Ajijic, Mexico
Encantadora is one of the condos in the lovely and informally luxurious Almendros complex. Ideally located four minutes from the beach and a short walk into the magical town of Sayulita, everything you need is close at hand. The condo apartment is colourful, charming, peaceful, spacious and comfortably furnished, Mexican style, with custom-made furniture and crafts. Friends and family came to visit, fell immediately in love and were reluctant to leave. Almendros is gorgeous, well-run and close to the action for surfing enthusiasts, beachcombers, nature lovers, craft shoppers, gourmets, club goers and those who simply want to enjoy the rich culture of the area or kick back and relax. Book your stay soon because I plan to be back and so do my guests. Liz,Toronto