sayulita vacaton home

 Los Gatos, CA
"To tell you truthfully, words cannot describe this home well enough. It is clear that a lot of thought and personal care was put in to each and every detail of this house. The home is romantic, clean and tasteful. All of the rooms are unique and none are lesser than the other. All of the bedrooms are equally beautiful with views of jungle, ocean and the pool. I'll miss the outside showers and all of the pretty tile work. Ah and last but not least, we were introduced to Upi, who is manages the home. Upi was like an aunt. She set us up with home cooked authentic Mexican meals. She was gracious and warm and gave us the best advice on where to go and what to do. I felt like a queen for one week. I'll never forget it and can't wait to return!"         

Park City, Utah
"To be totally honest, it is with great trepidation that I recommend this house to anyone. I would hate to have to compete to stay there in the future. Every image and comment you see on this web site is half as nice as the house stay somewhere else, and leave it to me and my family...We had such a nice time in Sayulita and in this house it took all the joy out of skiing. So, as you can may want to be careful before staying there on your Mexico winter vacation."         

Plymouth, MA
"This is one of the most amazing houses that any of us had the pleasure of staying in. Ventana Al Mar is elegant without pretense and stuffiness. Some of our many favorites features included the local Mexican artwork and exquisite lighting design. For the neat freaks out there: Choose this house! It is spotless, equipped with the most modern appliances and impeccably maintained by Upi and her staff. It was clear to us that every element in the house was chosen to sooth and relax. We all highly recommend this house."         

Oakland, CA
"We had such an incredible vacation in Sayulita and Ventana al Mar was the perfect base for our adventures. The house was PERFECT in every way ... amazing architectural design, beautiful and comfortable furnishings, colorful artistic touches, breathtaking views from every room. I had to tear myself away, and can't wait to return. "         

San Francisco, CA
"We're just back from an incredible week at Ventana al Mar, which exceeded all expectations and is even more beautiful than the photos on the website!! The ambience of the house with the tile work, great local art, and views is warm and fun-spirited. It's easy to instantly feel like your at home instead of just another hotel or resort. We spent hours lounging on recliners enjoying the views and drinking blended margaritas. The house is incredibly clean, the outdoor showers are super unique, the pool clean and refreshing, and the BBQ a must use. It's also located in a great area of Sayulita with easy access to the beach and town. I can't stop recommending it to friends and we will definitely return to Ventana al Mar. Thanks Mershons!

San Francisco, CA
"This home was like staying on our own personal 5 star hotel with a personal staff to care for us. When I show people the photos they are universally awestruck by the beauty, color, and comfort of Ventana al Mar. We stayed with my family ranging from a 70 year old Grandma to a 7 year old neice, and everyone said that this was by far our best family vacation yet. The rooms are nicely separate and each very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The kitchen and family room were the hub to which we all gathered for fresh meals, games, yoga, movies, and breathtaking views of the bay. The living room and dining room overlook the pool, where the kids were able to spend 95% of their time and be supervised from above - and frequently joined because it was so inviting! Sayulita itself is a lovely town with excellent food, shopping, beaches, and welcoming people. It was helpful to have the email of information before we left, and a book of local information handy at the house. I have already booked my next visit! " 
Olympia, WA
"we just recently returned from sayulita and will definetly return and stay at ventana al mar again. we absolutely loved the house and town. susanna was great. she kept the house beautiful. we spent alot of time just laying around the pool drinking cervezas. the boys had a great time surfing and fishing. we BBQ'd their catch and had fish tacos. the walk into town was great, the ride back in the taxi was even better. can't wait to tell our friends and families about the house."         

Seattle, WA
"We spent our inaugural visit to Mexico at Ventana Al Mar this Thanksgiving. Having always been a "Hawaii Gal", I was apprehensive about navigating a new local. I am happy to report that the fabulous digs, coupled with the graciousness of Upi (hostess extraordinaire) made for a fantastic trip. We made good use of the pool, the movie collection and the great reading selection. Good times."         

Seattle Washington
"We had the most fabulous time at Ventana al mar, and would go back in a minute, and reccomend it to all of our friends thinking about a stay in Sayulita. The house was amazing, the pool, the view of the beach and the sunses were out of this world. I have never felt so spoiled in my life. Susanna was especially wonderful in keeping the house so nice for us everyday. We can't wait to come back! Thank you!"         

Chicago, IL Seattle, WA and Portland, OR
"We can't say enough great things about our stay at Ventana al Mar. The house is so thoughtfully designed and well appointed. We were amazed at the attention to detail that was put into the house. It is comfortable and luxurious without being pretentious. All the rooms were equally private and beautiful. We loved swimming in the pool, the view is fabulous and the Mexican art and the town of Sayulita really give you the Mexico experience. Susanna and Upi were great and really made our stay so enjoyable. We hated to leave and can't wait to return."         

Santa Cruz CA
"I had the most wonderful time at Ventana Al Mar. The view was a dream and the breezes that would flow through the open air of the spacious living/dining room was rejuvinating. I also appreciated the many sitting areas and great books to enjoy. We played quite a few of the many games you had available and felt like there was space for everyone to either be playing, chatting, lounging outside by the pool, or having a quiet respite in one of the many lovely air conditioned bedrooms. There are also many personal details that make the house seem like a beloved home rather than a typical rental. Thank you for the highlight of my summer. Sara "         

Twin Cities, MN
"My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful home for two weeks in the beginning of January. My parents joined us for a week, and all four of us were genuinely impressed with the attention to detail and the soothing flow of the home. It is hard to find words to describe this wonderful place. It is incredibly well kept by the friendly and helpful staff. The grounds are filled with a large variety of tropical vegetation, including hibiscus, banana trees, numerous types of palms, and many more. We LIVED by the wonderfully refreshing salt water pool and barbecued fresh seafood almost every night while enjoying the awe-inspiring view of the bay and sunset. One afternoon, while by the pool, we even had the pleasure of watching a baby whale playing with a dolphin just outside the bay. We felt completely at home from the moment we arrived, loved every minute of it, and cannot wait to return. Thanks for a truly delightful experience, Mershon's!! "         

Santa Monica, CA
"We walked into the house and were immediately breathless. The house is beautiful, the views are amazing, and the way the place as a whole makes you feel is unforgettable. We had a group of 7 for a birthday weekend and spent afternoons at the pool grilling, late afternoons at the beach, sunset at our house (for the best views!) and had a chef cook our meals. We never had to leave!! Best weekend ever. "         

Washington Crossing, PA
"We stayed at Ventana al Mar during the week leading to Easter (March 2008). The house is lovely and well-designed -- from the open great room to the private bedrooms and pool-patio area, where we spent time swimming, napping and reading. The artwork and amenities (kitchen supplies, linens, wifi) made us feel like welcomed friends. For a bunch of East Coasters, watching the sun set into the Pacific from was rare treat. Thanks for a memorable vacation. "         

League City, TX
"We have been renting Mexican houses for 20 years. Ventana al Mar is by far the most beautiful, comfortably appointed and has a wonderful view. Beyond the obvious luxury, we appreciated the little things like good utensils and omnipresent potable water. We liked the easy access to a fun (but not too big) town and lovely beach. We did some great side trips and fell in love with San Pancho. Thanks so much."         

San Francisco, CA
"What an amazing place! We had such a fabulous week and felt spoiled and so comfortable while we were there. The view, the pool, the accomodations completely exceeded our expectations. The photos on the site are lovely but they don't do the place justice. We can't wait to go back!"         

Silver Spring, Maryland
"Regretfully, I have just returned from the most amazing, enchanting, and relaxing experience at Ventana al Mar. I have traveled all over the world and fell immediately in L-O-V-E with Sayulita and Ventana al Mar. The initial shock of the beauty did not dissipate but was reaffirmed with every gorgeous sunset (think purples, oranges, pinks, and reds), every outdoor shower, and every dip in the perfect pool. If I could have any wish in the world it would be to live in ventana al Mar year round. The house was perfect in everyway with great attention to detail and ammenities. We overindulged in killer views of the jungle and ocean, the warm pool, delightful fluffy towels, grill, AC, endless DVD's, the list goes on and on. It was great fun living in an open setting and then retreating to our room for privacy. The housekeep even taught us how to make authentic margaritas. I was queen for a week and delighted in every moment of it. I will never forget my visit and can attest this being the BEST birthday weekend ever. I am already making plans to visit again within the year. "         

Los Angeles, CA
"A week in Paradise is how I would describe the incredible experience I have just had in Ventana Al Mer, possibly one of the most beautiful places I?ve ever been. Up on the hillside with a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean, a crystal clear salt water pool (very soothing) and vibrant foliage this wonderful house effortlessly combines the art and beauty of traditional Mexico with all modern amenities. I am fortunate that my job has allowed me to travel all over the world and I have stayed at many top notch hotels but I can honestly say that nowhere else have I felt as inspired by my surroundings or treated as well as I was at Ventana Al Mer. The joy and harmony I felt there has followed me back to Los Angeles making me wonder if maybe, in Ventana Al Mar, I have found another home. And now, having already promised to take along some friends, I can?t wait to return. A Heartfelt Thank You, Susan "         

Santa Clarita, CA
"Ventana Al Mar is a paradise. Once you arrive at the beautifully appointed house with it's incredible ocean view, you just don't want to leave! It feels like your home away from home. Upi, the manager, is so welcoming and attends to your every need. She arranged a wonderful meal for us, a chef came to the house and cooked us a delicious dinner. The beds are very comfortable - such a treat and not always what you get when you rent or stay at a hotel. The location is ideal, close enough to walk to the beach or into town. The town itself is terrific, lots of great little restaurants and shops, but it still has a very casual and laid back atmosphere. This was our 2nd stay - the first time was with our kids who loved the pool and the beach. They also loved staying in the separate casita. This time we came alone and had a wonderfully peaceful and romantic vacation. I highly recomment this property for families or couples. There is a great selection of movies for all ages, games and books. But mostly everyone just enjoys the serenity, beauty and comfort of Ventana Al Mar. Thank you Mershons for another unforgettable experience. Cherelle & Keith Shaw "



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