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Casa Rana Verde

9 Guests
3 Bedrooms
6-8 Beds
5 Bathrooms
Easy Access/Mobility
Low Season
High Season
Current Special
Panoromic ocean views.
75 yards to beach, only 2 minute walk
2 ocean view pools
Great, affordable wedding venue!
Air conditioning
Best, quiet north location

Casa Rana Verde in Sayulita is located at "Villas Rana Verde", Sayulita's premiere estate property on a beautiful gently sloped hillside with 360-degree views of the ocean and jungle, and only 75 yards from the ocean, in a tropical paradise in wonderful, sunny Sayulita! We are across the street from the ocean, just a 2 minute walk on cobblestone to the sand. We are in the exclusive "Pedregoso" neighborhood on the north side of Sayulita directly across the street from Villa del Oso. There are 3 villas on the property, but each one is separate and private from each other. Each villa has its own private pool, gourmet kitchen, living area, gardens, etc. In fact Casa Rana Verde has 2 private ocean view pools that are connected by a cascading waterfall. The wading pool is perfect for children and is right next to the adult pool. Nothing is shared between the 3 villas except for the free laundry, gated entry and cobblestone parking area. Our location is perfect for Events with capacity for 80 guests. Please view our Event Venue page.

The villa contains three bedrooms and five bathrooms offering accommodations for up to nine people. Guests are assured tranquility and peace of mind during their vacation in this architecturally designed villa. Casa Mikayla and Casa Pajaro are close by, but located behind landscaping and walls to insure maximum privacy for all 3 villas. Make sure to view slide show of the panoramic ocean views and the incredible swimming pools in our tropical garden. The living area with its panoramic ocean views and huge gathering space is a great place to meet with the whole group, and dining there is a joy. We live right next door to the estate to insure that your vacation will be all you expect it to be. Our driver can pick you up at the airport in an air conditioned Suburban stocked with cold drinks. Our cook makes the best Mexican food in all of Mexico! We offer any or all meals to your group. Everyone loves our cook's meals. Wireless internet is included and we have free phone calls to and from the US and Canada. There is a free laundry that is solely for guests useage.

We are located about 1/2 mile from the village in an area of private villas away from the all night noise of the village with its roosters, soccer field events and cantinas. Your quiet night of sleep is assured. The short 10 minute walk to town can be along the pristine, sandy beach or a low traffic paved road.

This fully-furnished home features ocean and jungle views from every room. Enjoy our incredible living area that is 60 feet across while watching the sun set over the ocean! We have one of the best ocean views in Sayulita! All rooms are furnished with the finest amenities such as Ralph Lauren towels, 400 thread count all cotton sheets and all cotton linens, comfortable pillows, best mattresses, televisions with DVD players and a library of movies, iPod players, Guatemalan fabrics for all curtains and pillow covers, furnishings that will allow you all the comforts you need while enjoying our incredible villa! Our kitchens are fully stocked with as many small appliances, frying pans, wine glasses, coffee cups, plates, bowls, utensils, etc. as you have in your own homes. Everything in the kitchen is in abundance. All the kitchenware is matching Fiestaware.

Remember many villas discourage children, but we cater to kids, we have cribs (2) and highchair,  so no need to rent them. Our kiddie pool attaches to the main pool connected by a cascading waterfall. The kids love it, the parents love it even more! We have babysitting services available. Our driver has multiple childseats for the trip from the airport.

The beach across the street is one of the most pristine, sandy, private beaches you have ever seen, with the cleanest water in Sayulita. There is great surf fishing on the beach right in front of the estate. The fisherman regularly catch snook, sea bass, grouper and many other varieties. It is not unusual to be the only person on the beach for 1/4 mile in either direction. It is a nesting grounds for Leatherback turtles who can be seen in the early morning and late evenings hours during the summer months laying their eggs or hiding the nests before their return to the ocean.

The best tropical garden in Sayulita is at your doorstep within private, gated grounds that feature over 20 varieties of palm trees, plumeria trees, many varieties of hibiscus, many varieties of bouganvilla, sweet jasmine everywhere, birds of paradise, gardenia, corona, maguey, abundant catii, almond trees, jamaica, bananas, papayas, Mandarin oranges, Persian limes, and much more. If you love to garden, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in the midst of nature.

Our lovely estate is home to the most beautiful birds that you are likely to witness outside the most complete aviary of exotic, tropical birds. We have identified over 100 varieties of these magnificent creatures! Without even leaving the estate you can view hummingbirds, orioles, tanagers, caliches, parakeets, parrots, woodpeckers, chachalacas, trogons, hawks, honeycreepers, warblers, and much, much more. There is an even larger abundance if you venture into the nearby jungle. This is a truly unsurpassed bird-lovers delight! Meander through our many cobblestone pathways into a tropical botanical paradise seldom seen on private grounds.

Our other homes Casa Pajaro and Casa Mikayla are also located on the estate. All 3 villas can rented together with 7 bedrooms, 10 baths, 3 kitchens and 4 pools for a great wedding celebration, extended family or multi family vacation, holistic retreat or vacation camp! We have the best home, pool, garden, location, views and amenities in Sayulita and thus can offer you the best Sayulita Mexico vacation available! No matter how beautiful you imagine our estate to be, when you get there it is twice as beautiful!!

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Beach chairs
Beach towels
Beach umbrella
Boogie Boards
Chef available
Easy Access/Mobility
Filtered water
Golf cart charger
Hair dryer
Kid Friendly
Parking-off street
Pet Friendly
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Pricing Details

Casa Rana Verde

11/1-5/31: $4000/week (5 night minimum)
6/1-10/31: $2800/week (3 night minimum)
Christmas and New Years Weeks: $6,300/week (1 week minimum), President's Week $5,000/week (Saturday to Saturday)

Please contact us via the form by email or telephone, we look forward to welcoming you to Sayulita!

Reservations: All rentals are subject to a $250 refundable security deposit. This deposit will be refunded in full 2 weeks after departure less any damages to the property. All reservations require a deposit of 50% of the total rent due plus the security deposit to guarantee reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation policy: 60 day notice required for any cancellation for full refund less $250 service charge for each villa canceled. 90 day notice required for all holiday weeks (Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Easter, President's). Any cancellation after notice date will be refunded (less service charge) only if owner can rent property at equal value for dates canceled. If owner has to rent the property at a lesser rate, the difference between the original rate and the rate the property was re rented at plus the service charge will be deducted from the refund.

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Paradise, and the perfect hosts
Four friends, my fiancť, and I stayed at Casa Rana Verde for a week in January. The property was beautiful and immaculately groomed. Each villa was unique and extremely comfortable. The common areas (the pool and the patio) were great places to hang out and offered amazing panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding hillside. Sunset views from the patio were picturesque. The beach was a quick walk and was usually empty. It was like having a private beach all to ourselves. Town was just a short walk away.

Barry and Connie could not have been more accommodating. They live next door, so they were always accessible while never being intrusive. They offered a lot of local knowledge and were happy to provide suggestions for restaurants and activities. They even arranged a ride back to the airport for us. Casa Rana Verde was a bargain. We'll be back!
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Stayed:January, 2017
Sayulita treasure
Over Thanksgiving, our family stayed at Casa Rana Verde and Casa Mikayla in Sayulita. If you want a fresh experience of Mexico away from the concrete box hotels of Puerto Vallarta, this is it. First of all, the location is breathtaking. We had 360-degree sea views from almost every vantage point with beautiful jungle and tropical landscaping in between. Second, you can't beat the ambiance of the villas. Casa Rana Verde is a roundish, three-story structure. My husband and I stayed in the top-floor room, which was beautifully decorated with Mexican paintings and artifacts and, as all rooms are, included a beautiful tile bathroom with views of the sea as you shower. On our level, was also the separate kitchen and a large, common area. The common area was the gathering place for our kids and grandchildren at every meal and at night, where we played cards, games, read, and just relaxed. The area is well-lit and has fans under a beautiful palapa. The views were extraordinary, day and night.

Our daughter and family occupied the floor below us, where she and her husband and two boys had plenty of room for sleeping. Every room has a full bath. The bottom level contained a large bedroom and bath and was adjacent to the beautiful pool that accompanies Casa Rana Verde. The pool overlooks the ocean, and has great lounge chairs and water sport items.

Our son and family occupied Casa Mikayla, a separate villa with its own pool. They also had a separate kitchen and a large sleeping area.

Town is about a ten-minute walk, but there are restaurants closer to the units if you don't want to walk all the way in. In town, there are many bars, restaurants. a colonial-style main plaza, shops, and, of course, the beach. Makes for interesting people watching. The beach near Casa Rana Verde is wider and more private and is about a 3 or 4-minute walk from the unit.

There is also a third villa in the complex, Casa Pajaro, which was occupied another family.

Luisa cooked for us on Thanksgiving. No turkey, but fabulous Mexican specialties. The flan was outstanding. Angel will pick you up from the airport, stop for groceries, and take you back again. Very reliable.

Very highly recommended. We'll probably return next year.

Greensboro, NC
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Stayed:November, 2016
Our time at Casa Rana Verde was incredible. There were three families in our party and the three rooms afforded us plenty of space while the kitchen and palapa was the perfect space to hang out as a group. The lush grounds, quick walk to the beach and town, and divine pool made our time at CRV the best vacation ever. I also strongly recommend getting a meal or three from Lucia, it was delicious! We can't wait to go back!
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Stayed:August, 2016
Our best family vacation ever!!!
We visited Casa Rana Verde in July, and stayed 10 days. It was my first time in Sayulita, and even though we have been back in Florida for 3 weeks now, my mind and heart is still in Mexico. This location was so perfect for being within walking distance to town. My 7 year old daughter and I walked the beach every morning, finding treasure of drift wood and sea glass. We also would walk into town either via beach or through the surrounding neighborhoods. Felt incredibly safe at all times with my young children. We also rented a golf cart for the entire time, and had such a blast cruising around town and exploring. We went for Paletas EVERY NIGHT in town!
We stayed at Casa Rana Verde with friends from Oregon, and NY. It was a reunion, and we had not been together in 15 years. This was the perfect layout for everyone to have their own space, but yet gather together for meals, sunset and pool time. We walked to the beach at night for sunsets swims, or sit in a patio chair, with margarita to watch the breathtaking sunsets. I am a photographer, and my camera was definitely put to great use while we were there. The gardens were gorgeous, filled with life!!! We sat in the morning with our coffee, and would watch the hummingbirds, and butterflies as they were so active! The songs of some of those birds, and the variety of them was something I have never experienced before. You have everything you could need or want at the property. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the luxuries of home, and more! The colors and decor was incredible, and I loved not only being in Mexico, but surrounded by the colors, art and culture of the decor!!! My family of four slept in the same room, and kids had their own bed. We all slept like babies to the sound the the ocean waves. Our room felt amazing in the AC, as it was quite hot outside in July...although we are used to the heat in Florida. The property was very private, and had so many places to relax. We even brought a hammock from home, to hang in the palm trees by the pool. There are many pool toys for the kids, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and quality boogie boards too. I believe these items were from Costco, and were the same ones we enjoy at home, so we were super happy to have these "luxuries" at the beach.
We used the driver that is offered by Barry, (Angel) and felt stress free getting to and from the airport. He met us with our name on a sign at the airport, then drove us to a large supermarket to pick up our groceries. Plenty of space in his suburban for luggage, and 7 of us returning back to the airport.
It was so hard to leave Sayulita, and we will definitely be returning to create more memories. I Feel incredibly blessed to have found Casa Rana Verde, as this trip was by far, the best we have ever had.
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Stayed:July, 2016
Most beautiful guest house in Sayulita!
We spent a week at Casa Rana Verde, Casa Mikayla and Casa Pajaro in late June 2016, and we are still talking about what a wonderful place it is. We were there for my daughter's wedding and we rented the whole villa for a group of family and friends- 14 adults and three kids. The place is fabulous, even more beautiful than the pictures, which are amazing. We all felt like we were stepping into the pages of Sunset magazine. Everything was clean and well maintained. The grounds were spectacular. The pools were sparkling clean.We had Lucia prepare several meals for our group and the feasts she prepared for us were epic. We hosted a Sunday brunch after the wedding on the communal patio for approximately 60 people , which Lucia prepared all the food for. It was one of the highlights of the week! You couldn't ask for a more congenial staff. They were friendly and helpful, but unobtrusive. The owner lives next door and he was available to help whenever needed. The house is located on the northern side of town and it is quiet and peaceful. It is a short walk to town, but we rented a golf cart which was so much fun. If we ever go back to Sayulita, we will definitely want to stay here again.
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Stayed:June, 2016
Top notch vacation rental with great owners!
I get it. There are a LOT of homes to choose between in Sayulita. Itís a bit overwhelming and tough to make a final decision, especially if itís your first trip. So, Iíll make it easy for you (and then Iíll explain). Casa Rana Verde is an excellent choice. Top notch. You really donít need to look any further.

You can stop reading here; the review is complete. More info? Ok. Iíll write a lot more.

Rana Verde offers a spacious three bedroom home, along with two additional homes up the hill that you can rent out if your group is extra-big. Green Frog is modular. Each bedroom (with its own bathroom) is a separate building, as are the kitchen and open air living area. The rooms are comfortable with a fun, classic design as opposed to the boxy, overly modern look of so many condos and homes thatíre going up in the area. Two of the three bedrooms have (powerful!) A/C and each room has at least one big fan. The beds are comfy as are the towels.

The common areas take advantage of the landscape with beautiful gardens and views of the ocean. The living area is open air and a level above the double-pool. More than enough room for 10+ to eat and relax. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, including about 4 ways to brew coffee. Thereís access to fresh drinking water in every room (and in the kitchen), and two additional half-bathrooms are at your disposal. Oh, and a (free) washer/dryer for clothes if needed.

What sets Rana Verde apart?

Itís hard to get an idea of just how hilly Sayulita is. (Itís quite hilly.) That means many of the homes youíre looking into are upwards of a hundred feet uphill. Either youíll end up sweaty just getting to/from townÖ or youíll throw own more than $55 a day renting a golf cart (which very well might struggle getting you up that hill back to your place). Rana Verde does away with this mess. Itís a block from the ocean and on a (fairly) flat road that leads straight into town (10 min walk). There. I just saved you $55/day and a lot of sweaty clothes.

Then there's the service. Barry is the best homeowner Iíve rented from (anywhere). Heís thoughtful on the little things thatíll make your trip. Lucia, the housecleaner, is an exceptional cook. Have her cook your first eveningís meal. The price is totally reasonable, and you donít have to worry about a thing, aside from how quickly youíll eat your leftovers. (We also had her cook breakfast one morning and fell in love with chilaquiles.) Luciaís husband Angel is the regular driver that Barry uses to get to/from PVR airport. Heís on time (early even), a good driver, and does the standard ďstop at the MegaĒ (super-supermarket) on the way to Sayulita. Itís a nice big Suburban for the same price as the other drivers. Barry is never in the way (as some owners can be) but is available to help out with suggestions for in-town activities, meet any needs in-house, and will even (this is remarkable) offer to exchange US dollars for pesos at a rate that was better than we could find at any US bank, airport, or in Sayulita. Seriously. So helpful and thoughtful.

Finally: All those little things which youíre not sure about since you havenít been to Sayulita before. Rana Verde is a block from the ocean. The walk takes a few short minutes downhill, and the home offers beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards. The walk to town is a straight shot 10 minutes (though a few businesses are a bit shorter), which means youíre pleasantly away from the noise and bustle that Sayulita can have well into the night. The (lower) pool/garden area as well as the (upper) living area have the steady roar and tumble of the ocean wash over them throughout the day. If you like birds, the gardens attract all sorts. The gardens also surround the home in a way that makes you feel delightfully secluded while still offering a stunning view of the ocean.

We saw no (zero) mosquitos in Sayulita, though noseeums (sandflies) did a bit of biting while we were in town. (They arenít known to transmit diseases like mosquitos, so fear not.) There are plenty of outlets throughout the home. The wifi works as expected (on par with anywhere else in town). The food in town is excellent, so buy less food when you stop at the Mega.

Thatís all I got. The house is great for a very reasonable price compared to the others in town. Rent here with confidence, and youíll have a great vacation.
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Stayed:May, 2016
We felt like celebrities with the space, location, and privacy!
It was wonderful. We loved the pool and the beautiful deck. The only things to be aware of before going: 1. it's a steep hill and there are lots of steps- if that might be difficult for anyone. 2. It's a bit away from town- not a bad walk, but far enough not to want to do it more than once a day- you can get a cab or rent a golf cart though. 3. Also, I might be hesitant with very active toddlers- the wading pool was perfect for our responsible 6 year old, but if you can't look away from your kid for a second there is not fence around the pool and it would be easy to scale the wall on the deck.
Barry and Connie were very accommodating and the staff were wonderful. We were very comfortable.
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Stayed:March, 2016
A slice of heaven!
I have rented Casa Rana Verde (as well as Casa Mikayla) twice now for my yoga retreats. This casa(s) is just perfect. It's absolutely stunning, meticulously clean, and offers an expansive view of the ocean. It's situated just north of town, which is nice because it's quiet (except for the beautiful sounds of the ocean waves), but is also a short walk into the center where all the action is. I have also rented Casa Mikayla with my family and it was also perfect.
Barry and Connie are awesome hosts. And Lucia, the casa cook, is phenomenal! She will cook you dinner for a nominal fee, do all the clean up, and makes enough for left overs. Highly recommended! I'll be back for sure with more yoga groups to come, as well as a nice family vacation.
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Stayed:March, 2016
Best Place to Stay in Sayulita!
I've been coming to Sayulita for years now and Casa Rana Verde is hands down my favorite place to stay! The bedrooms are spacious and decorated beautifully; it feels like you are transported to a tropical paradise. Plus they have stocked the villa with every amenity you could think of and then some (soft beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, coffee makers etc) all which add to the comfort of your stay. The pool is refreshing and so serene, surrounded by gorgeous exotic flowers and landscaping. The outdoor living room (palapa) was perfect for hanging out and offers the most incredible views of the bay for your morning coffee or cocktails at sunset. I could've never left the villas and had the perfect vacation! And you MUST have Lucia cook for you, she made a chile relleno that has set the bar for all chile rellenos I consume. She was so good we had her come back for a 2nd night. I cannot say enough about how great everything was!
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Stayed:February, 2016
The best place to stay in Sayulita
I have stayes here every time I come to Sayulita (3 times thus far) and it is as beautiful, romantic, and serene as I remember. The location is situated in North Sayulita, about a 10 minute walk into town, shorter if renting a golf cart. It is such a wonderful find in an already great vacation spot. You feel as though you are living among the jungle with plenty of trees and lush vegetation all over the property, and great views of the entire bay. Sunsets and nothing short of magical. You can hear the waves crashing throughout the day and night. There is also a nearly private access to the beach just steps down the hill from Casa Rana Verde, for when you want to be away from the bustling downtown area. Plus each palapa has its own private pool and kitchen, which can be used to hire private local chefs who are great at entertaining as well. Can't say enough good things.
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Stayed:February, 2016
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Barry & Connie
We moved to Sayulita full time from Santa Cruz, CA in 2003 to enjoy the perfect weather, warm surf and multicultural ambiance of our lovely pueblo. We feel blessed to have discovered such a wonderful lifestyle and great people to share our lives with
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