Just above the beach at the quiet, north end of sunset side of the Sayulita Bay, set in a lush tropical garden under a giant Fig tree you will find Templito (the little Temple). Here you can enjoy the great ocean views, a wading pool, deep swimming pool, and balmy sea breezes
Stately Cantera stone stairs lead down from vine covered parking area to a lovely little courtyard filled with tropical plants and a fountain and through beautiful hand carved Cantara stone columns supporting the clay 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, the ocean and palm lined beach. There are Mexican tiled counters and modern appliances in the well equipped kitchen.
Just off the patio is the small wading pool with a waterfall that leads down to the larger, deeper pool.
A cobblestone stairway leads down through lush gardens of exotic heliconias, habiscus, palms, and gingers to your own private stairway, a minute walk, to the palm lined sandy beach. Just walk 10 minutes south to lively little fishing/surfing village of Sayulita, or north to find trails to the hidden pristine beaches to the north.
Templito has two air conditioned King size bedrooms that are in separate, adjacent buildings. They each have gracious Mexican tiled bathrooms with showers, comfortable king size beds, handmade local hardwood furniture and beautiful regional artwork.
The house has bath and beach towels, bed linens, purified, reverse osmosis filtered drinking water, and maid service.
There is a cell phone provided, wireless internet access and an XM Satellite radio.
The manager is available to help you with any of your needs and airport pickup. She can also arrange to have delicious local cuisine catered at the house.
Templito is a perfect getaway for two couples, a couple with an older child or friend, or honeymooners. (Do to the separate bedrooms and the open architecture, we do not recommend this house for small children.)
Templito is a peaceful, tranquil retreat where body and soul can relax, watch and listen to the ocean waves, the whales, exotic jungle and sea birds, and spectacular sunsets.
Templito is a place to be at peace and harmony with nature and still have great access to charming Sayulita....Read more
Left on 12/08/2011 for a stay in April 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 8, 2011Stayed Apr 2009
This place is really like paradise. I have never stayed anywhere that made me feel like I must be dreaming. The weather is always pleasant in Sayulita - not too hot, not humid, not wet, not buggy - so to stay at El Templito where the entire living, dining, lounge area, and kitchen are outdoors but private was magical. It is also only down a short staircase to the beach. The bedrooms each have their own bathrooms and plenty of storage space for long stays. The rooms are airy and makes you feel like you are enjoying the outdoors while being inside your room. The entire house is well-thought out and clean.
Left on 06/29/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 29, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
My partner Juli and I, along with my brother and some friends, rented Mariluna for five days in March. Our friend Leah had stayed in El Templito earlier in the year and had regaled us with stories of how beautiful and relaxing Sayulita is, and also how incredibly awesome Mariluna/Templito are - despite her building it up, the experience still surpassed expectations. In fact, we're thinking about making it an annual trip now!
Left on 06/21/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | JoshReviewed Jun 21, 2011Stayed May 2011
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome.
We were married on May 21 and and landed in PV by noon the next day to start our week long honeymoon/vacation at El Templito. Cannot say enough nice things about the place. It was wonderful to say the least. The pool, the beach access and the place in general was incredible. It has a full kitchen to prepare meals which came in handy a couple of nights. We stopped on Bucharias and stocked up on breakfast/lunch stuff and planned on eating out for dinners. After we saw the fresh fish/vegetables, we gave it a go on our own for a couple of nights. There's a webber grill so grab some charcoal if you plan on grilling. We rented a car in PV to be able to be mobile and were glad we did. If you're planning on staying only in Sayulita then a car would not be necessary but we're glad we had one, keep in mind this is a 10-15 minute walk to el centro. We will be back soon.
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