Villa Pelicanos

1-18 guests 1-18 guests
9 bedrooms 9 BRs
9-13 beds 9-13 beds
9 bathrooms 9 BAs
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  • Secluded beachfront property
  • Breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean and jungle
  • Sleep in individual casitas
  • Infinity pool and 360 degree view
  • Practically private beach
  • Daily maid service (except Sundays)

Profiled in Architectural Digest Magazine, Mexico and España. Villa Pelicanos is a special, luxury private residence, nestled on a stunning and lush 5 acre knoll in Sayulita with secluded beachfront access, oceanside yoga platform and beautiful jungle and unimpeded ocean views. 

Under new owners since 2019, our newly renovated property offers 9 bedrooms, each with amazing full ocean views. Villa Pelicanos creates a truly magical vacation experience for any group, retreat or special family gathering. Relaxing amongst our tropical gardens, you will feel totally removed from the day-to-day hustle and bustle. Town is a close 7-10 min walk for shopping, surfing, ice creams and eating out in the village of Sayulita. 

Please see the last photo for a helpful overview of the property, including bedroom layout.


Enjoy - Cool off in the infinity pool while the pelicans fly overhead, build sand castles on our beach, visit lovely Los Muertos next door or simply sip fresh margaritas while watching the sunset turn into a moon rise at these luxury private casitas. Our pool is heated for comfortable swimming, even in the winter season.

Relax - Find serenity on our new beachside yoga platform. Built for 20, it is perfect for a rejuvenating stretch. Yoga instructors are available on request. Wander our grounds - they are a tropical experience complete with amazing flowers, butterflies and our resident iguana. 

Sleep - Fall asleep to the sounds of waves, wake up to the blue ocean. Our spacious bedrooms are ensuite with beautifully appointed bathrooms. Coyuchi and Frette Luxury Linens are provided. Every bedroom on the property has expansive ocean views and private terrace areas. Our property sleeps 18 total (our maximum capacity). 2 additional cribs are available upon request.

A Sus Ordenes - The entire 5 acre Villa Pelicanos estate is rented by the week for full privacy. We have an on-site property manager and daily cleaning service (no cleaning service Christmas day, Easter, and new years). In addition, our guest manager, Theo, fluent in both english and spanish, can assist with arrangements of airport transfers, cooks & chefs, massages, boating, fishing, surf lessons or any of the other adventures Sayulita offers. We are less than one hour from Puerto Vallarta airport (PVR).

****Villa Pelicanos is available for 7 night stays throughout the high season. Shorter stays may be possible during the off season depending on availability and time of booking.****

Please note the following: Apologies, no weddings or events. Property access is strictly limited to 18 people. No smoking. Thank you.

***Built on a knoll, our property does have stairs and is not accessible for those with limited mobility. If you are interested in a property with easy access for your family. Please see our beautiful sister property, Casa Ilusion Sayulita . Vrbo property #338510.***

Please contact us via the form with any questions and to request a reservation. We do all bookings through VRBO and we do follow Mexico's requirements and charge the Mexican hotel taxes and fees. Thank you for understanding.

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Pricing Details


$1,900 USD per night (9 bedrooms) 

All prices are in US dollars. Lodging taxes are additional. 


17 reviews
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The property is beyond amazing.
Last summer we booked a weeks stay at Villa Pelicanos. We did it based on the pictures of the property and the reviews about the staff on hand. When we arrived for our stay we were blown away. The pictures did not do it justice. The property is beyond amazing. We had several meals prepared by Mariana and couldn't have asked for more. Food was wonderful and she was so accommodating. The town of Sayulita was a joy to experience. From beginning to end our trip was planned and executed to a T. Theo knew exactly what was need to make our trip a success and we couldn't have asked for more. From day one all we had to ask was when are we coming back?
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Stayed: March, 2023
Unlike anything else!
Villa Pelicanos is absolutely perfect! The property is exceptionally well-kept and there are stunning views throughout the entire property. The pictures don't do it justice.

Our group of 18 was ideal for Villa Pelicanos. We all had our individual space while still having
plenty of places to come together. We loved hanging out at the pool each day.

Theo made traveling and organizing our week so easy. He was a huge help to connect us to all the best vendors in town.

Mariana and Nancy were delightful and made the best food. We still can't decide our favorite dishes as they were all so tasty. The fresh fruit, coffee, juice, and croissants were the ideal way to start the day.

Additionally, Javier was helpful and always available when needed.

The experience and stay at Villa Pelicanos was unlike anything else. We're all looking forward to coming back in the future. If there is availability for Villa Pelicanos, book it!
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Stayed: March, 2022
Paradise Found
Villa Pelicanos exceeded all expectations. Our group consisted of 8 adults and 6 grandchildren ages 3 months - 9 years old. We felt extremely safe and protected. It was truly a slice of heaven. Marianna, Nancy and Nomi provided fabulous breakfasts and dinners. Jessie kept our rooms fresh and clean everyday. The views are breathtaking. Thank you Theo and Javier for providing golf carts, yoga instructors, and helping in any way.
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Stayed: June, 2021
Better than advertised!
Even better than the photos! Everything was perfect, Theo and Javier are so accommodating/ helpful and Mariana is the best. We had an amazing time!
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Stayed: May, 2021
I left my heart at Villa Pelicanos
I intuitively knew this property would be special and I was right. In my years of traveling, I have not felt more connected to a property than Villa Pelicanos. It was almost surreal.

As we drove through the charming village of Sayulita - we entered the drive to the property and were greeted by property manager Teo, and house manager Javier. They graciously welcomed me and gave me a tour of the property.

With every villa and space I discovered, it was a continual 'OMG' moment, with each view, each area taking my breath away.

The property is massive, pristinely cared for, immaculately clean, peaceful and energetically next level.

The planning prior to the trip was fantastic, with manager Teo giving us exceptional pointers and recommendations for the private chef (Daniel), massage therapists who came on property daily (Nancy amazing), and yoga instructor (Nara) - we designed the getaway as a true retreat for my friends and clients, and glad we did - as we really did not want to leave the property at all.

Marianna (Javier's wife) prepared delicious breakfasts daily for us, and she was so lovely and kind.

We prepared a few meals in their fully equipped kitchen.

The location seems SO remote like you are almost on your own island, however was just a 5 min golf cart ride into town for great shopping, restaurants and the experience of Sayulita.

A piece of my heart was left behind at Villa Pelicanos, and I cannot wait to go back.
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Stayed: March, 2021
Exceeded all Expectations!
12 of my closest friends/family and I celebrated my 50th birthday at Villa Pelicanos. I started looking for a villa around 9 months prior and I landed on Villa Pellicanos because the pictures looked great and its property features and location to Sayulita made it sound very appealing.

Well, from the minute we all stepped on the property, we were left speechless. Everything is gorgeous The kitchen/dining room area, inifnity pool and meeting area/game room are at the top of a hill with a 360 view of the ocean, Sayulita and the jungle. It's like a movie set. then you follow a path to hit all of the casitas. You'll find the main Casita w/ 4 different bedrooms all having a gorgeous view of the ocean and town. then 4 more individual casitas all with a view. So much better than the photos. The architecture is gorgeous and the grounds are expertly maintained w/ flowers blossoming everywhere. We spent most of the 5 days of my vacation just hanging out on the property as it was so relaxing to sit poolside or read in the game room area. We also used Mariana to cook 4 out of the 5 dinners. Her food was always fantastic - we had chicken mole, shrimp enchiladas, fish tacos. We planned the first meal ahead of time and then met with her the first day to plan food the rest of the time. And breakfast is included - every morning she put out coffee, 3 juices, yogurt and granola. Mariana accommodated diet restrictions and even made a gluten free/dairy free carrot cake for my birthday!

The villa was extremely clean and the staff was very friendly. Juan the property manager was always available for help.

The property is about 10 minutes walk to the edge of Sayulita and 20 minutes to the opposite end of town (there's a hotel with a yoga studio there we hit daily and it was a good 20 minute walk.) We never used our car once we landed but I can see why some folks may want to use golf carts. The once criticism I saw of the place is that it is not for folks with any challenges walking -would agree with that - but otherwise the hills were not that challenging. (I am from Seattle though.;)

One concern I had with having 12 people together was whether it would feel like there was enough space for people to hang out or have some alone time without feeling all on top of each other. Well, the property is huge and there was plenty of room to go find a corner to read or lay out.

How often in this age of hype does one have their expectations so grandly exceeded? They were for all of 12 of us!
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Stayed: April, 2019
Best weekend getaway with my girlfriends
I booked Villa Pelicanos with 7 of my girlfriends for a friend's birthday weekend. From the moment we arrived the Villa and Cabanas exceeded our expectations. The property is incredible, lush, and tropical. The infinity pool common area were perfect to hang, eat, and swim. And each cabana had it's own unique style and ocean view. There was so much space we didn't know what to do with all of it. The private beach was also a great addition. And the cobblestone stairs and paths that led through the property were charming and yes- you do have to walk a bit but we thought of it as a way to work off all the margaritas we were drinking. Ha! Juan and the house staff team were on top of all of our needs and requests. We had most meals at the Villa and the food was fantastic. Our rooms and common areas were cleaned every morning and we felt very safe since Javier (the groundskeeper) lives on the property. Everything that Hana set up for us- yoga, massages, transport, was all top quality and the convenience of having everyone come to the villa was perfect for our short trip. I would definitely return to the villa, but next time I would bring more friends!
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Stayed: September, 2018
Amazing place in Sayulita, perfect location, perfect format
We had a fantastic time at Villa Pelicanos. . a group of 16 (8 couples). The cooks were amazing and grounds were as described. . Perfect location close by but quiet! Very secure and cool layout for this including a semi private beach area. Pictures don’t do this place justice. Host was very helpful and accommodating. Do yourself the favor and get the cooks! They are amazing!

Very comfortable for 7 couples. With the 8th We doubled up one of the casitas (they have an extra room attached). . So one couple shared a bathroom but was great format for us! Highly recommended!

This was our first visit to the area. . and when we come back we will stay here again for sure!
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Stayed: February, 2018
Superb luxury Village
This was our first trip to Sayulita and there is no other place I would have rather stayed than the Villa Pelicanos. The grounds were expansive and large enough to fit five families comfortably. Each family had their own casita and there was ample common area to play and dine. The staff were friendly and the chefs Marianna & Ilda were incredible. They were overly accommodating to our food allergies and vegan families. The location is a short walk or golf cart ride in to town, no more than 10 minutes. I would HIGHLY recommend this property for any large group looking for luxurious accommodations that want privacy yet the ability to be immersed in the Mexican culture.
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Stayed: June, 2015
The pictures do not do this place justice!!!
Villa Pelicanos is absolutely amazing! We stayed there with five families with young children and loved it. Each family had their own luxury palapa and we were plenty spread out so that we had lots of privacy. The grounds and units are way more beautiful than the pictures even begin to let on. The pool is great for kids and there is even a gate that locks to keep the toddlers from wandering in. We ended up hiring the cook for the entire time and the food was both fabulous and affordable. Her meals were way better and way cheaper than anything we had in town. The property manager was accessible and made arrangements for our transportation from PV and the onsite staff was super friendly and helpful. The villas are a 10 minute walk from town, which is a perfect distance to feel completely separate from the bustling chaos (and loud nightlife) but close enough to head in a couple times a day. The only thing worth mentioning is that the villas are spread out on a steep hill and this place would be hard for elderly people and impossible for somebody in a wheelchair. I personally liked that we had to walk steps multiple times a day because it meant we weren't completely lazy all week, but others might have a hard time with it. If you are even remotely fit, it is well worth it and you absolutely cannot beat this place!!!
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Stayed: May, 2015
Richard & Victoria
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Richard and Victoria bought Villa Pelicanos in 2017 and renovated the entire 5 Acre estate in 2019. We were proud to have Villa Pelicanos profiled in multiple magazines in 2020 including Architectural Digest. With a focus on conservation, we added an additional 7 acres of surrounding jungle for preservation and privacy. Our property managers are Javier and Mariana who have cared for the estate for nearly 20 years. We look forward to welcoming you to Sayulita!
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