Villas Rana Verde Estate

17-21 guests
7 bedrooms
10-14 beds
10 bathrooms
  • Panoramic ocean views, 4 ocean view pools, 2 main pools HEATED
  • Great, affordable wedding venue! Owner lives next door as concierge.
  • 75 yards to the beach
  • Built in beds for 17, sleeps 20
  • Best Mexican cook in Sayulita exclusively yours 24-7!
  • Air conditioning

Villas Ranas Verde in Sayulita is 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. The estate has almost 1.5 acres of private land, we are one of the largest pieces of estate property in Sayulita! 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 HEATED pools that are connected by a cascading waterfall. The small (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.

The entire estate offers accommodations with built in beds for 17 people split between the three following villas:

Casa Pajaro offers two bedrooms with two bathrooms with accommodations for 4 adults with crib or "chaise bed" for a child, and sits in between our other casas, Casa Rana Verde and Casa Mikayla

Casa Mikayla offers two bedrooms with three bathrooms and sleeps 4 adults with room for cribs and "chaise" beds for children, and sits just slightly higher than our other villas, Casa Rana Verde and Casa Pajaro

Casa Rana Verde contains three bedrooms and five bathrooms offering accommodations for up to nine people + children. Casa Mikayla and Casa Pajaro are close by, but located behind landscaping and walls to ensure maximum privacy for all 3 villas.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. Rana verde has two ocean view pools that connect via a cascading waterfall. The small (wading) pool is perfect for children and is right next to the adult pool. 

This fully-furnished estate features ocean and jungle views from every room and one-plus acre of private, gated land. Guests are assured tranquility and peace of mind during their vacation in these architecturally designed villas. All rooms are furnished with the finest amenities such as Ralph Lauren towels, 400 thread count all cotton sheets, down and other comfortable pillows, Guatemalan fabrics for all curtains and pillows, furnishings that will allow you all the comforts you need while enjoying our incredible villas! 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 kitchens are in abundance. All the kitchenware is matching Fiestaware, matching high quality flat ware, hand loomed Guatemalan and Mexican all cotton napkins, everything the best!.

Villas Rana Verde is 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.

Be sure to view the slide show of the panoramic ocean views and the incredible swimming pools in our tropical garden. We live right next door to the estate to ensure 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 fabulous meals. Wireless internet is included and we have free long distance telephone calls to and from the US and Canada.

We offer mulitple grouping options of the villas to accomodate all group sizes. You can combine any of our incredible TWO and THREE bedroom vacation rental villas to create the perfect FOUR, FIVE, SIX, or SEVEN bedroom wedding celebration, multi family or extended family vacation, holistic retreat, vacation camp or large group function here in beautiful Sayulita, Mexico. Please view our Event Venue page.

For pricing, availability and booking of our three villas and villa combinations, please click the following:

Casa Rana Verde: 3BR/5BA | Casa Pajaro: 2BR/2BA | Casa Mikayla: 2BR/3BA

Casa Pajaro + Mikayla 4BR/5BA Rana Verde + Pajaro: 5BR/7BA | Rana Verde + Pajaro + 1/2 Mikayla: 6BR/7BA

Remember many villas discourage children, but we cater to kids, we have cribs (2) and (2) highchairs for your children, 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 from our Mexican family of over 14 years, who are really part of our family. Our free laundry means that you can bring less children's clothing on your trip. 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 each direction. It is a nesting grounds for Leatherback turtles who can be seen in the early morning hours and late evenings during summer months laying their eggs or hiding the nests before their return to the ocean.

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

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

We have the best home, pool, garden, location, views and amenities in Sayulita and thus can offer you one of the best Sayulita Mexico vacations available! No matter how beautiful you imagine our estate to be, when you get there it is twice as beautiful!

For inquiries or to make a reservation please use the contact form.

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  • A/C
  • BBQ
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrella
  • Boogie Boards
  • Chef available
  • Desk-workspace
  • Easy Access/Mobility
  • Filtered water
  • Garden
  • Gated
  • Golf cart charger
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping-daily
  • Iron
  • Kid Friendly
  • Oceanview
  • Parking-off street
  • Parking-secure
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool-heated
  • Pool-private
  • Private Villas
  • Safes
  • Verified
  • Staff
  • Staff-fulltime
  • View-garden
  • View-jungle
  • View-ocean
  • View-village
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi
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High Season

Pricing Details


Casa Mikayla + Casa Pajaro + Rana Verde (7BR/10BA)
11/1-5/31: (5 night minimum)
6/1-10/31: (3 night minimum)
Holidays: (Saturday to Saturday)

Contact us via the form either by email or telephone and we look forward to welcoming you to Villas Rana Verde.

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.

Payment Formats Accepted

PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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We loved Villas Rana Verde
The owners are super responsive and helpful. Love the design. Having the kitchen/seating area in its own casita is a great idea. By far the best equipped kitchen I've ever seen in a rental. A pleasure to cook in. Would go back in a heartbeat.
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Stayed: November, 2022
Great Place for Any Service
Barry was great at responding to all of my questions. He was very accommodating and was willing to work with me. I booked his property with confidence because he’s one of the only properties in Sayulita that will provide some form of refund if you need to cancel. With Covid and having a large group, I was not sure if there were going to be any last minute changes. This was a real peace of mind for me since we rented the whole property. Barry was great at providing recommendations for airport transportation, golf cart rentals, and any other services you may need. I also really liked the convenience of having someone to cook all or some meals if I needed them to. I requested for them to make dinner for us the first night we arrived. The mole and chili relleno was delicious! We had a great time using the property. The casas had everything you needed for a comfortable stay in a traditional Mexican home. Our rooms were air conditioned and stayed cool the whole time we were there. We loved the convenience of being close enough to town but not having to worry about the noise. One of the best sunset views and the large pool was a lot of fun for our large group with small kids. Another thing, this was a kid friendly property. There is so much more I can say about this property. I would highly recommend it. We would definitely stay here again when we return to visit.
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Stayed: June, 2022
Great accommodations, great location, walking distance from downtown and all beaches.
Staff was amazing and friendly, we had the ladies cook dinner for us one evening and it was amazing. The grounds keeper and housekeepers were friendly and courteous. Barry, the owner was a friendly and gracious host, there if you needed him and not if you didn’t.
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Stayed: May, 2022
Unforgettable Place
My wife and I and 10 friends stayed here for 4 nights. Words are inadequate to describe the magic of this place. Every corner is thoughtfully manicured, every surface has a little detail that's interesting. Each villa is staggered up the hillside which allows for ocean views almost anywhere on the property. The owners are cool, the staff was hard working and friendly. We would spend the day in town or on the beach but we couldn't wait to get back to the house and hang. Such a special place that no one has stopped talking about yet.
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Stayed: May, 2022
Incredible Experience!
I would 100% recommend this estate! The property has everything you need and more. 3 pools, plenty of bathrooms, ample sleeping and dining areas. The main kitchen has a spectacular view of the ocean. Barry and Connie were so friendly and helpful. The cooks were amazing and affordable. They cooked for us once a day! There were 16 of us and we felt safe and at home on the compound. The beach is less than 5 min walk away. We rented golf carts and pre ordered groceries.
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Stayed: May, 2022
Beautiful views! Awesome location!
We stayed at Casa de Rena and had an amazing time! Each room and building was uniquely crafted and beautiful in its own way. The views from the main patio were amazing! We loved having Lucia cook for us so we could sit and enjoy the views at sunset. There wasn’t a better place to have dinner and relax! The pool was also perfectly situated with views of the ocean and both sun and shade to lounge in. The house was equipped with everything we needed and Barry was always very quick to respond to any questions that came up. It was close to the beach and close to town, but also far enough off the beaten path to allow for quiet and privacy. We loved our stay and would love to come back!
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Stayed: March, 2022
A dream of a wedding venue and amazing place all around
Quit thinking and book this place. We booked the full estate for a week to have our wedding and loved every minute.

Barry and Connie are fantastic people - so funny, helpful, down to earth and accommodating. I was in contact with Barry for a full year while planning our events from abroad and he was always offering ideas and helping us along with the plan. He's straightforward and sets realistic expectations, and it's clear he gets genuine satisfaction from seeing his guests enjoy the property. He lives next door which is handy, but you honestly wouldn't need to get in touch with him because everything is well taken care of, in good working order, and the houses are all stocked with anything you'd need to have a comfortable time.

Dinora, Lucia, Don Chuy and the rest of the staff are there daily to take care of things and ready to help wherever needed. The girls cook great, as Barry mentions. They contributed a ton of time, energy, and good vibes to help us plan the wedding and we were able to do SO much more with our budget than initially seemed possible. It was the event of a lifetime, thanks to the crew at Rana Verde.

The pictures are accurate but don't fully do the place justice. It's so peaceful, spacious, and beautiful. Each villa has privacy and separation of space. The shared kitchens are massive and well-stocked. The views are stunning, the landscaping is gorgeous, and it's clear that all the details of the place have been well thought out over the years that Barry has built this out. Anything you need, he's there for it.

Incredible place to stay with family or friends - you've got every opportunity to enjoy each other in the beautiful common spaces, and every bit of privacy you could need when you feel like shutting them out!

We looked at probably every single venue in Sayulita before deciding on this one. Save yourself the hassle and get in touch with Barry!
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Stayed: February, 2022
Superb Wedding and Family Stay
Rana Verde was just beautiful for my son's wedding.. it was awesome to have all these rooms for both families on the property and also the beautiful spaces to hold all the wedding events. Kitchens were big and setup for cooking for 2 or 30! Own The view is brilliant, always, from every area. Owner/ Barry was a great guy too.
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Stayed: February, 2022
Awesome Place and Location
We were staying at the Villas Rana Verde Estate in mid-January 2022, and had rented the entire place as we were a bigger group. It basically felt like we had a mini tropical resort all for ourselves. The layout of the property is great with lots of private little areas, patios, pools, as well as bigger spaces for group dinners and hanging out.

And it obviously doesn’t hurt that you can see and hear the ocean from most spots on the property.

The rooms/casitas and the well-equipped kitchens were great and clean.

We had arranged breakfast a couple mornings, made by the on-site chef. Everything was delicious and freshly made and it’s convenient to know you can order breakfast, lunch, and dinner with short notice. I’d highly recommend the food here.

The location is perfect; 10 minute walk from downtown Sayulita, 3 minute walk from the beach. You can walk along the beach to downtown Sayulita and there are bars and restaurants along the way. We’d rented golf carts (I’d recommend it - it’s fun to cruise around town) and the property had ample parking space and electrical outlets for charging.

Lastly, Connie and Barry are fabulous hosts. Very responsive and helpful with all sorts of recommendations. They made it really easy for us to plan our trip.

This place is awesome (the pictures on here don’t do it justice) and we had an amazing time here… just book it already!

I hope I’ll be able to go back here again.

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Stayed: January, 2022
Best place (and host!) in Sayulita!
Right from the start, our journey to Sayulita was a dream, thanks to Barry and all of his generosity in helping us have the most seamless vacation ever. His home(s) are absolutely amazing - clean, comfortable, stocked and in the best location in Sayulita. The pool is gorgeous and everything you'd ever need is there from towels to pool chairs to beach chairs. He's got all the contacts you need: rides to/from the airport, at-the-villa Covid testing partnerships and amazing on-site, home cooked meals by Lucia. We can't wait to go back!
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Stayed: January, 2022
Barry & Connie
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Connie and I 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 have been blessed with 2 children, 1 niece, and our granddaughter, born in Sayulita, living here nearby. We feel blessed to have discovered such a wonderful lifestyle and great people to share our lives with!
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