Sayulita is one of the most popular beach destinations in Mexico. I found that the best way to enjoy it and live like a local is by booking one of the amazing homes scattered around town, either on the beach or in the jungle. That’s why I have put together this post with the best vacation rentals and Airbnb in Sayulita to help you find the best spot for your amazing vacation.
Born as a surfing town, it has now become the mecca for all kinds of travelers, adventure seekers, soul searchers, and party lovers. Sayulita has actually everything you need.
If you want to know more about this trendy town and what it has to offer, you can check out my Sayulita Essential Travel Guide and discover all the amazing things to do in Sayulita.
Otherwise, let’s find the best place where to stay in Sayulita during your amazing vacation.
The 11 most beautiful Airbnb and vacation rentals in Sayulita
Villa Isabella Getaway- tranquil, peaceful Sayulita casita
📍 Sayulita · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲
The cozy and simple Villa Isabella is a cute Mexican-style space is nicely decorated with local artworks and offers a great private space with an outdoor pool surrounded by a lusj greenery.
It’s located on top of Gringo Hill, a quiet and tranquil getaway from the busy Sayulita, yet a short walk to everything.
Guests will enjoy the help of a personal concierge who will make any arrangement that you may need, for your convenience and comfort.
Villa Isabella is a building with more separated units, each one with its own outdoor patio space with hammocks (this unit also has a private rooftop patio with ocean views) as well as access to the pool.
The property is very secure (gated, security walls) as well as the individual home. You will feel very secure and we have never had an incident of break-in or theft.
What guests say
“Love walking up Gringo Hill daily! Truly botanical gardens and bird watching is excellent! Very clean. Comfy bed. I wish I could stay another 10 days !”
“We enjoyed our stay. Loved the peace and quiet away from the hubbub downtown. Jonathan was great!“
“A wonderful place to stay. Very clean and peaceful. The best part was the help provided by Johnathan. He was always friendly and very helpful.“
Místika Modern Sanctuary Vibrant Poolside Experience
📍 Sayulita · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲💲
A beautiful spacious luxury apartment with a fancy stonewall in the living room, warm decor, and an eclectic mix of furnishings. A pool with a great view and surrounded by a lush garden is available for the use of all the hotel guests.
LOCATION – The apartment is part of the hotel Mystic a resort-style property located in a quiet residential area on a hill far from the noisy town center. However, restaurants, cafes, nightlife spots, and shops are within a 7-minute walk away.
What Guests say about Místika Modern Sanctuary:
“I really enjoyed staying in this place, the location is great and amenities are good as well 🙂 really nice place”
“An oasis just up the hill from everything Sayulita has to offer!“
“It is an amazing place to stay. Great location, close to town but far enough away to feel private and quiet. We will definitely be coming back!”
Caracolita – Luxury Accomodation at Caracol Estates
📍 Sayulita · 1-2 guests · studio · 1 bed · 1bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲
A cozy studio on the top floor of a beautiful building , architecturally designed by Estella Mendoza, Sayulta’s leading architect. Suitable for a single traveler or a couple who will enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and town.
The place is fully renovated, with extensive Parota woodwork. and Mexican art. Also included:
- high speed internet
- a private water reservoir and pressure system
- a gated and highly secure project
- backup electric generator
A unique property in the heart of Sayulita.
What Guests say:
“My gf and I recently traveled to Sayulita for a long weekend/short week getaway. We were so thrilled to have found Casa Caracol! The place is lovely. It has everything you need — lots of space, high-speed internet, clean property, plenty of privacy, close to the town — but also a ton that you wouldn’t expect — incredible views, expansive (private) patio with ocean views, even a fully stocked kitchenette (ocean view breakfast anyone). If it were any closer to the center of town, you might not be able to sleep through the din of Californians partying in the clubs. If it were any farther away, you might get annoyed with the long walk to be a part of the action. Loved our stay!“
“We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Sayulita at Casa Caracolita. The location was perfect for us as we enjoyed the hills and walking for the cobblestone streets for the joy of exercise. We felt like we had the entire property to ourselves as it’s very private on the hilltop but only a 8 minute walk to all the hustle and bustle and activity of the town square. The pool was cool and refreshing and very clean. Another lovely view to be enjoyed! We never used the A/C and had the windows open and ceiling fans to allow the breeze at night. The kitchen was equipped if you want to cook, but restaurants are so plentiful we preferred to eat out. We did use the refrigerator for storing breakfast foods and our tequila. Joanne was a lovely hostess and allowed our privacy but was available if we had questions. We would love to stay again when visiting Sayulita. Be sure to also visit the adjacent town of San Pancho for a quieter, smaller town/beach experience.n to catch the fresh air. The location is just a few minutes walk into town. No complaints from this guest!!“
Casa Cocoon – Tranquil and Private 2 Bedroom 2.5 Bathroom Home With Saline Pool and Jungle Views
📍 Sayulita · 1-4 guests · 2 bedroom · 4 bed · 2.5 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲
Casa Cocoon is a unique 2-bedroom villa with a saline pool and a cozy vintage vibe that will make you enjoy your stay in Sayulita in comfort and total relaxation.
Although it’s located in a tranquil area, far from the hustle and bustle of town, you are at only a 5-7 minute walk to the beach and center.
Besides the stylish furnishings, the artful decorations, and the fully equipped kitchen you will also enjoy spectacular views from the balconies.
In fact, each room has its own private balcony, besides the private rooftop is also a strategical spot to enjoy the sunset, sunrise, full moon and stars.
What Guests say:
“Casa Cocoon has left a special place in our heart! From the design of the casa to the on-site amenities and walkability to everything, this casa is perfect! Kim was the best property manager!! She was able to support us with any question or need we had.I recommend this casa if you are looking for a true experience in Sayulita!”
“First time to Sayulita and loved Casa Cocoon! The casa is beautiful! We loved the sounds of all the birds in the trees and sleeping with our windows open to catch the fresh air. The location is just a few minutes walk into town. No complaints from this guest!!“
“We very much enjoyed our stay at Casa Cocoon. The house was lovely and clean, and the location was perfect for us. Close to town and two great beaches, but away from the hubbub. Both Tony and Lovedy were responsive and helpful. Lovedy also gave us great advice before the trip about transportation and planning. Thanks for a terrific vacation.”
Casa Soñadora – Perfect Sayulita Vacation – Private Home with views + 2 blocks from downtown
📍 Sayulita · 1-12 guests · 4 bedroom · 10 bed · 4 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲💲
Casa Soñadora is a spectacular 4-bedroom luxury home, perfect for family reunions or friends retreats.
Its world-class design combines the Mexican traditional architecture with the most modern amenities for the utmost comfort of the guests.
Unbeatable ocean views can be admired from everywhere in the house. Also included among other features:
- Treehouse with hammock and amazing ocean views
- Two large Roman bathtubs
- Ozone-treated, heated pool with waterfall
- Dual paned thermal windows throughout
- Whole house filtered water system (also reverse osmosis)
- 50” LED TVs plus US satellite and Home Theater systems *
- Pillow top beds and goose down pillows
- Luxury linens
- Huge palapa rooftop terrace with 360-degree views, hammocks, and a 2 person round rattan bed for sleeping under the stars
- fully equipped kitchen.
In fact, each room has its own private balcony, besides the private rooftop is also a strategical spot to enjoy the sunset, sunrise, full moon, and stars.
What Guests say:
“This is one of the nicest houses in Sayulita. Huge place, large bedrooms with individual decks and bathrooms and great energy. You are two blocks away from the center of town but still far enough away for some quiet. Great view of the ocean. I would definitely recommend staying here if you are traveling into Sayulita.”
“This property was perfect for us. The views were amazing! Simply beautiful. The distance to the beach and restaurants was very short.I would highly recommend this place! Look forward to staying again in the future!”
“We really enjoyed our week at Casa Sonadora. The location is excellent. A very short walk to town or the beach. Everything is super accessible from the house. We loved walking down to Yah Yah’s for coffees or breakfast most mornings. Highly recommend visiting them.The house was set up very well for our family of mostly adults. Loved the outdoor shower in the second floor master. The pools was a welcome relief for some of the hotter days. Super nice to jump in after walking up from town (it is up a hill). We rented a golf cart for the last couple days and that was fun. Did some exploring on the north side of town, which would be a long walk.”
Indoor-Outdoor Living at a Cozy Flat Surrounded by Greenery
📍 Sayulita · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲
This one of the most unique apartments I have seen among all the Airbnb in Mexico and one of my favorites of all. The open kitchen and dining room surrounded by greenery are decorated with stylish pieces of furniture and accessories. The indoor spaces are made in polished concrete and furnished in minimal style creating an elegant boho chic ambiance.
LOCATION – Located in the quiet area north of Sayulita, close to the sea, and a 10-minute walk to the village square. You will be close to beach, surfing, shopping, restaurants, bars, and nightlife.
What guests say about the Cozy Flat Surrounded by Greenery:
“The place is exactly as described, with an even better feel in person. Super close to a calm part of the beach and a close walk to the town center.“
“This spot was beyond perfect for our time I. Sayulita! We had an outdoor kitchen with supplies, the bed was big and comfortable. Most importantly the host was VERY communicative. She messaged us before and during to ensure we were taken care of. !“
“My husband and I stayed here for a week and loved the entire experience! The location is perfect, just a 10 minute walk into town and a block away from the beach. The room was clean and beautiful, nothing can beat waking up to such a beautiful view and beautiful nature sounds. It’s a small, gated community so we felt safe.”
New 3 BR, 3 bath Sayulita condo as seen on HGTV, Sweeping Ocean Views
📍 Sayulita · 1-6 guests · 3 bedroom · 3bed · 3 baths · ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲💲
It really can’t get any better than that and the 45 5-star reviews confirm that. This 2 level condo boasts over 2,500 square feet (232+ square meters) of living space. The breathtaking views from the balconies would be just enough to deserve the 5 stars but this new luxury apartment offers much, much more than that. The impeccable, huge rooms are finely decorated with wooden furniture and pieces of Huichol artwork which creates an elegant and yet intimate ambiance.
Casa Brooks is featured on HGTV’s show “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” (Episode “Hooked on Sayulita, Mexico”). Construction was completed in November 2016. The 3rd rooftop bedroom was added in 2018.
Located on the beachside, just a short 10-minute walk to the heart of Sayulita to enjoy the multitude of great restaurants, cafes, shopping, surfing, yoga studios, and nightlife.
What guests say
“Amazing place to stay in Sayulita and the experience was awesome. The condo was big, bright, clean and had all the amenities you would want. North end of town which is great for sunsets and 5 min walk to Beach. Also close to town and easy access in and out. Lisa was a great host and I would highly recommend staying here!“
“So lovey! It was just the two of us but we needed to be remote working and having the extra space and amazing view – all good! We want to come back soon!!“
“If you are like me and browse VRBO for hours to find the perfect place you can stop right now and book this. The home is absolutely incredible. Some of the best views you could ask for. The complex is beautifully maintained and secure. We were there December 2020 and there were zero issues with Covid. Life seemed normal. Can’t go wrong booking this place, only thing I would do different would be to rent a golf cart for easy access into town although its only a 5-10 min walk!”
Beachside Casita, new and secure in lovely, quiet north side neighborhood
📍 Sayulita · 1-2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1bed · 1 baths · ⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲
This cozy casita, is located on the beach on the north side of Sayulita in a quiet new neighborhood to enjoy the peace and tranquillity and yet at a walking distance from town.
The Mexican style colorful decoration, local artworks, and red tiles make it a cozy and yet romantic place, suitable for a couple of a solo traveler.
The sliding screened doors open wide onto the tiled front patio with a hammock and a really nice view of the beach. From the living area, you can enjoy spectacular ocean views, instead. Guests can also enjoy access to a private gated beach through the jungle garden.
Among other amenities guest will find air conditioning, fans, lovely lighting, locally made tropical wood furniture, tasteful art and décor, well equipped kitchen with dining bar, security safe, TV with VCR, Wi Fi.
What guests say
“Lovely property for 1 couple. The property is breathtaking and it is on a quiet beach right in the jungle. The accommodations were adorable. The kitchen could have been a little better stocked. It has the feel of being secluded, yet it is walking distance to plenty of restaurants, markets and shops.“
“This property is beautiful!! Where we stayed, all you need for 2 people. The access to the ocean is close but significant climb up and down so be aware….easy for young people but for older folks it is a bit challenging. The support staff are great and generally there is someone on the property in the morning who can answer questions, etc.. Very helpful.“
“La Casita is the perfect spot in Sayulita to experience the beautiful beach, lush tropical gardens, and Mexican culture and style. The decor in La Casita is pure and traditional and it exceeded our expectations. The perfect spot on the North End. Helpful friendly staff. We are coming back soon!!”
Downtown *Surf Shack* Conchita
📍 Sayulita · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲
Surf Shack Conchita is a cute tiny home suitable for those travelers who love a stylish ambiance but don’t need much space.
This unit has all the most modern facilities, including WIFI and kitchenette, high-quality mattress, and linens.
It has been designed in style and decorated with beautiful local art and with great space effectiveness.
The outdoor patio area is perfect for BBQ, a cup of coffee or wine, working on your laptop, or meeting other fellow travelers staying at Casa Conchita.
LOCATION – If you love peace and quiet this space is not for you. It’s located close to bars restaurants and the main beach.
What Guests say about Surf Shack Cochita:
“The place is beautiful, the location is perfect. I found the common patio a very nice area to relax and do some work during my stay. The downstairs coffee shop has great espresso! Would absolutely book again.“
“This place was great! The location was perfect. The surfboards were a huge plus being that I went out there to surf. They have someone on site that overlooks things on the property and he was great!“
“Perfect location, amazing room, stylishly decorated, great hospitality. The cafe downstairs was a huge bonus, we ate there every day!”
Your Private Tropical Oasis – One-Minute Walk to North Beach (VILLA COATÌ)
📍 Sayulita · 7 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 3.5 baths · ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲💲
If you are traveling with family or friends this villa is the perfect choice for you (you can even add a 4th bedroom).
This luxury home boasts the perfect combination of colonial architecture and contemporary Mexican art. Immerse in nature, where you can simply relax and bird watching. From the bedroom screened French doors you can hear the ocean at night while the birds singing will be your morning wake up call.
LOCATION – Villa Coati, is located on the northern side of Sayulita at only 100 yards from the beach. Restaurants are only two blocks away. Just up the road you can find a path to the hidden beach and hike to San Pancho. The town center is only a seven-minute walk by road or beach, but you are far enough from the noise.
What guests say about Your Private Tropical Oasis:
“Casa Coati is the perfect respite from the hurly-burly of the town of Sayulita. It’s an easy, flat ten-minute walk when you want to shop, dine, explore—-but return, enter that door, and you are welcomed into a world removed. The house is a warm, spacious, charming, colonial with lots of nooks and crannies, multiple gathering spaces both inside and out, all very well appointed. “
“Casa Coati is beautiful! The house is beautifully decorated with attention to detail to ensure you are comfortable and happy. The pool is great for people with little kids since it has as few shallow steps. The courtyard is also secure, which made our stay with a 3-year-old more relaxing.“
“We have stayed in Sayulita many times and know that Airbnb’s can be hit or miss.. this one was definitely one of the best! The home is SO well put together and has so much character. The host provided easy instructions and allowed us to set our own gate/door codes which made things easy for all of our guests coming and going.“
Peace Amid the Palms at Villa Bohemia Guesthouse Studio
📍 Sayulita · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲💲
A nice spacious apartment decorated in a colorful boho-chic style and equipped with the finest amenities and artworks from the local indigenous tradition and culture.
From the big sliding glass doors that lead out a private patio it gets a lot of light.
LOCATION – This cute apartment is located on “gringo hill” a tranquil neighborhood where many expatriates live, far from the hustle and bustle of the city but at a nice walking distance.
What guests say about Villa Bohemia Guesthouse Studio:
“We had an amazing stay. The place is beautifully designed. Lots of Mexican details. Nice and quiet. 5-minute drive to the beach“
“Really enjoyed the stay! The unit was clean, stylish, comfortable, and with great access. Great location at about 8 min walk up the hill from the main area in Sayulita. Far enough away to be quiet and not bothered by music at night but close enough to still enjoy the beach, food, and nightlife. The host Tom was great and communicative in all regards. Thanks!“
“Super stylish place in a quiet neighborhood, great AC, awesome communicative host. It is a bit of a hike up the hill from the town center.“
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Tips and tricks on how to make a booking on Airbnb and VRBO- best practices
As you probably know by now, I am an avid Airbnb and VRBO traveler and although sometimes I love to stay in nice hotels as well, living in a beautiful home is more suitable for the way I love to travel. I have recently switched from Airbnb to VRBO because Airbnb abruptly stopped our affiliation program after having taken advantage of the huge bloggers’ reach for their own interest. I didn’t find it really ethical and that’s why from now on I will be starting to book through VRBO and Anyplace.
I understand though if you will continue to use the Airbnb platform as I reckon that’s very practical. The below tips can be applied to any platform as they are very general ones.
After many bookings made on different platforms and home rented, there are a few tips I want to share with you. It may be obvious for some of you but not so much for those who are not familiar with these kinds of platforms. I hope it helps, but I will write a more in-depth post on the topic.
- Make sure you know what you are booking. Not all homeowners are very familiar with the interface and it can happen to find contradicting information, especially on the kind of accommodation. Example: entire home vs a room? or is the bathroom en-suite? In doubt, always contact the host before booking.
- Read the reviews from the previous guests
- Check the total price and the breakdown, because the price advertised it’s not accurate. Airbnb would add their commission and taxes on the room fare basis that is decided by the owner.
- Consider booking for 7 days or 1 month, so that you most probably get special discounts.
- Read all the details of the listing.
- Read the cancellation policy.
- In doubt, always contact the host before booking.
If you are new to Airbnb or you wish to understand the platform more in details read my post on How to book on Airbnb – a step by step guide.
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