Will you please tell us your name and a little bit about yourself?
My name is Roxy Adams, and my sisters and I manage Casitas Sayulita. Our father, Rex, and his brothers, Paul and Greg inherited the house. Rex, Paul, and Greg are the sons of Adrienne Adams, my grammie, who was known in Sayulita as La Tia Adriana. (Shown in the early 70's in the second photo). She was the first of our family to purchase property here in Sayulita.
What is it about Sayulita that made Tia Adriana want to buy a vacation rental here?
My grammie’s nephew, Robert Brown, and her son, Rex, had visited Sayulita in the 70’s on their way back from Oaxaca, Mexico. Robert returned a few years later and convinced our grammie to purchase property in Sayulita. She always said she ran away from home (Cardiff by The Sea, CA) to come to Sayulita. (She owns a home there that was perfect for her surfer boys.) They all ended up moving down to Sayulita as they all fell in love with its secret paradise.
How long after your grammie’s first visit to Sayulita did she purchase the property?
Tia Adriana specifically came to Sayulita to purchase property, practically sight unseen
Our family, with the help of all our Sayulita locals, helped build the property from the ground up. Her son, Greg, helped more than the rest of the siblings.
How long has your family owned property in Sayulita?
We have owned in Sayulita since the early 70’s. We have two vacation rental properties: One on Nanzal hill, which is Casitas Sayulita, and the other, Tia Adriana’s B & B, now called Hotel Sayulita Central, which is located in downtown Sayulita (currently being leased).
Will you share with us some of the changes you have seen around Sayulita over the years?
Wow, that’s a huge question! We have seen so many changes in town, from people who are no longer with us to new members of our extended family and close family. Sayulita has such an eclectic selection in cuisine, people, and culture, without losing our roots. Back in the day, we were lucky to even have the caseta (phone booth) where we could receive or place phone calls, then came faxing, internet, and now social media, which has made Sayulita explode with culture and many people that come to take a little peek at what everyone has been talking about.
What made Tia Adriana decide to purchase Casitas Sayulita rather than other listings available at the time?
She could never let a good deal go by, and also the purchase was helping a local who really wanted to sell. The house was built from the ground up.
How would you describe the neighborhood your vacation rental is in?
Tia Adriana’s is right smack in the middle of town; all the homes of my friends have now turned into businesses. On Nanzal, where Casitas Sayulita is located, it is quieter and the traffic is more relaxed. Sayulita as a whole is a wonderful place to be.
Who is the most interesting guest you have hosted at your home?
Well, we have had so many in the 40 plus years we have been in business. At Tia Adriana’s, we always had breakfast ready in the mornings and we would all sit together; family, guests, and extended family that would stop by just to eat breakfast or get a cup of coffee. We have had so many wonderful experiences and have learned a lot from all our guests.
What are your favorite things to recommend your guests do while in Sayulita?
There are so many fun activities in Sayulita and the surrounding towns, from horseback riding to hiking to hot water springs. You can also participate by donating your time or money to local schools or awesome causes in Sayulita. Please get involved, not only in vacationing, but getting to know the amazing Sayulita community.
What do you feel sets Casitas Sayulita apart from other vacation rentals in Sayulita?
That’s a great question. I think that our guests mean a lot to us. We are firm believers in helping families create memories, and if they choose to stay with us, we treat them with love and respect and genuinely care for them.
What advice do you have for someone searching for a home/land in Sayulita?
Make sure to do your research, talk to the locals, verify all tax payments, and electrical and water bills are up to date. And if you can purchase regularized land, that would be the best option to legally protect your investment.