El Templito

4 guests 4 guests
2 bedrooms 2 BRs
2 beds 2 beds
2 bathrooms 2 BAs
  • Beautiful pool with smaller wading pool
  • 1 Minute walk to beach
  • Beautiful grounds and landscaping
  • Modern kitchen
  • Quiet North-End location
  • Private parking

El Templito in Sayulita is located just above the beach at the quiet north end of Sayulita Bay, set in a lush tropical garden under a giant Fig Tree. There are ocean views, a swimming pool, and balmy sea breezes.Stately Cantera stone stairs lead down from the vine covered parking area above, to a lovely little courtyard filled with tropical plants. Beautiful hand carved Cantara stone columns support the tile roof covering the open-air combination kitchen/living/ dining room. The surrounding arches frame the lovely views looking out on the hills of Sayulita, the tropical gardens, the pool, and ocean and beach views.There are Mexican tiled counters and modern appliances in the well- equipped kitchen.

Just off the patio is a small wading pool with a waterfall that leads down to the larger, deeper pool.

A cobblestone stairway to the beach leads down through lush gardens of heliconia, palms, and gingers to your own private entrance to the north end of Sayulita beach (Playa Norte.) There are trails to the pristine beaches to the north, about a 20 minute walk. You can also continue on to San Pancho, the next town north and take a cab back, if you wish.

El Templito has two air conditioned King size bedrooms that are in separate, adjacent buildings. Each suite has gracious Mexican tiled bathrooms with showers, comfortable king size beds, handmade local hardwood furniture and regional artwork.

Amenities include bath and beach towels, quality bed linens, purified, reverse osmosis filtered drinking water, and maid service. There is high speed WiFi internet access, and TV/ DVD player. There is a laundry above next to the parking area for guests.

El Templito is a perfect getaway for Honeymooners, two couples, or a couple with an older child or friend, (Due to the separate bedrooms and the open architecture, we do not recommend this house for small children, unless you have a nannie cam or they can sleep in your room on a cot.)  

El Templito is a peaceful, tranquil retreat where body and soul can relax and unwind. Enjoy the ocean views, listen to the waves and exotic jungle and sea birds, and be awed by the spectacular sunsets. El Templito is a the perfect place to be at peace and harmony with nature and enjoy beautiful Sayulita.

El Templito can be rented with Mi Casita for three bedrooms or with Mariluna a beautiful three bedroom villa just above Tempito for a total of six bedrooms which can accommodate 12 people, or any combination thereof. The Casita is a totatly independent apartment with kitchen, full bath, and patio with great views to the beach and ocean. For more information regarding the entire 3 villa estate, please view our Templo Del Mar page.

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Please use the contact form to get in touch, by email or telephone with any questions and to arrange your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to Sayulita!

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Pricing Details

Free airport transfer July - Nov 15th. 

Low season:  (3 night minimum) June1st-November 1st (discounted to $325.00 per night (10% discount for weekly stays)

High season: $395/night ( 5 night minimum)  November 1 -June 1 (discounted for weekly stays) 

Holidays: week minimum

Christmas, New Years,Thanksgiving, Presidents Day

$250.00 Security Deposit  

50% deposit to reserve, balance due 45 days prior to arrival (120 days prior to holiday booking)

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CANCELLATION POLICY: If cancellation of rental reservation is requested by Renter up to 60 days (120 days for Christmas) before rental arrival date then the total amount of the rental will be returned minus $150 USD transaction fee. If cancellation is requested after 60 days (120 days for Christmas) before arrival date then no money will be returned unless the property can be re-rented for this period. There will be a transaction fee of $150 USD assessed from total amount refunded.


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24 reviews
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A Blissful Oasis
Staying at El Templito made our visit to Sayulita perfect! After our walk along the beach first thing every morning (with private beach entrance from Templito), followed by yoga classes (Rose Room with Audra and Sayulita Yoga with Graziella) and a delicious breakfast (several great restaurants in town), we'd head back to Templito where it felt almost 10 degrees cooler than the rest of the town. The grounds are beautiful, full of trees and lush vegetation. We spent our afternoons lounging, relaxing and reading in the outdoor common area. The pool was the perfect temperature and great for cooling off and floating around. Iris, Rocio and David (the staff) were great and addressed all of our questions and needs efficiently. Another nice thing about El Templito is that it has two separate casitas, each with a king bed and ensuite bathroom - very nice for separate groups or families. If you want a beautiful, quiet and restful place on the north side within walking distance to town, this is definitely the place and we highly recommend it. For restaurants, we recommend Don Pedros and Alas Blancas on the beach. In town, we enjoyed The Northside Cafe, Pizza Venezia, ChocoBanana, Alquimista, and Achara. The food truck on the north end, Le Camion, is also wonderful. Don't miss Playa Malpaso, a 20 minute walk north through the jungle or Playa Los Muertos, a 30 minute walk south.
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Stayed: May, 2021
Beyond Impressed
This property was a slice of paradise and even more than we had hoped for! Andrea was a wonderful owner to work with. Iris was so helpful and set up a few meals to be prepared for us and a massage at the house. The sounds of the ocean waves lulled us to sleep every night. We loved the town of Sayulita and climbed Monkey Mountain, visited San Pancho, and Punta De Mita on day trips.

At the house we enjoyed the amazing colorful local birds and the lush gardens on the property. We spent many days lounging by the pool and walking the beach.

I cannot say enough about our time there and look forward to returning with some of our kids in the future!
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Stayed: January, 2021
Amazing Secluded Getaway!
This was our first time to Sayulita, and we could not have been happier with our location and home for the week!

El Templito is like living in a treehouse. The only indoor space are the bedrooms/bathrooms, and the kitchen, seating area and pool are all out doors. Surrounded by beautiful plants and trees. It was beautiful and perfect.

The location was also amazing! We didn't want to be in the town/city, but we were only a 10 - 15 minute walk away. We were also just steps from the beach which was exactly what we wanted.

It was definitely my favorite vacation rental to date!!! Can't wait to come back!
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Stayed: December, 2020
Paradise Found
Here's what you can expect when you arrive at El Templito: You will suddenly realize that you are in the middle of a jungle paradise. You will marvel at the beautiful views of the sunsets and the glorious sound of the waves just steps away. You will be amazed that the kitchen/living/dining area is open and surrounded by nature (and the pool). Let me tell you, pictures will never do it justice. It's gorgeous. It's so tranquil and secluded yet the lively section of town is so close. We walked a lot but also rented a golf cart, which we recommend. The separate bedrooms were perfect. You can leave the windows open to hear the surf all night long (there are screens) or close them up when the a/c is on. The staff was super responsive. Most of all, we loved that our little family was able to get away for a bit and enjoy one another in such a magical place. Thank you, El Templito!!
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Stayed: December, 2020
Can't wait to come back!
Ahhh Templito! Such a magical place. We loved everything about you. As an avid cook I loved the outdoor kitchen, going into town for fresh food every day,and enjoying all the fresh flavors. So relaxing and so beautiful. The staff was friendly and helped us out with booking massages and everything we needed. The sound of the surf was mesmerizing and so relaxing. We Will be back to see you Templito..stay beautiful!
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Stayed: December, 2020
EL TEMPLITO> your place!
This was a true vacation. El templito offers peace and quiet (well the saves are so close and they’re so loud...so that’s not quiet!), and a perfect vacation place.

The outdoor kitchen was the best. I don’t know how it would be in the heat of summer, it is shaded, but this time of year it was absolutely perfect.

Two king bedrooms. Just steps to the beach. It was amazing. Iris and Bertha are integral parts of your stay. They’re very helpful, Bertha is an amazing cook and I just can’t say enough
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Stayed: March, 2019
It was even better than the gorgeous photos!
Upon arrival at the house we were elated. It was as described. It was well kept, and EXACTLY what we were hoping for. The staff kept everything in tip top shape. Everything worked. The location is perfect (I do recommend renting a golf cart). But the location felt so private yet we were minutes out of town. I would highly recommend this property for a group of 4!
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Stayed: October, 2018
Great experience!
Recently stayed 4 nights in El Templito and had a wonderful time! The home was perfectly located on a quiet street and just steps from the beach. The owner of the home, Andrea, was very responsive and quick to answer any questions we had. Iris the property manager was also extremely helpful during our stay. She helped us arrange a gulf cart and also helped us arrange airport pickup and drop off. We were also lucky enough to have a home cooked meal prepared by Bertha. It was awesome!! Totally recommend this place!
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Stayed: September, 2018
Perfect Getaway
We spent three nights at El Templito last week. Really enjoyed staying at this property. Located in a quiet, secluded area on the beach in Sayulita. Hope to come back again soon!!
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Stayed: July, 2018
Wish I was at El Templito right now!
My sister and our husbands traveled from opposite coasts for a wonderful week at El Templito. We weren't quite prepared for how great the house was. It is so lovingly decorated with such beautiful things in every corner, and everything is right in it's spot to help make your stay feel like you're at home. We spent a lot of time just lounging around, cooking, napping, reading, jumping in and out of the pool and walking down to the beach. If you need to get online, the internet works well but I suggest ignoring the internet...

Iris, Daniel and Bertha were friendly and very helpful when we needed them. The house is clean, the grounds are well cared for and gorgeous.

We did have some mystery guest steal a few pieces of fruit from the kitchen, which is outdoors (maybe a bird?) but we didn't give it a thought. We just laughed it off and kept right on smiling. Now we're just trying to figure out when we can go back.
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Stayed: January, 2018
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My partner and I visited Sayulita 20 years ago, fell in love and bought one of the only beach houses on the north end of the bay then and there. It was a very quiet little fishing village then with a great surf break and friendly people. I now rent out my two houses Mariluna and Templito and enjoy sharing Sayulita and it's experience with others. Sayulita is a very special place that I was lucky enough to have found and had all these years to enjoy.
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