Villa Bali Casa #5 is the private home of the importers, designers and developers of Villa Bali, T.R. Lawrence and Linda O'Leary.
Villa Bali is a small community of 6 home sites, each with a main house and smaller guest house, approximately 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) south of Sayulita. Located a short walk inland from Pascuarito´s secluded unspoiled beach; Villa Bali’s jungle location makes this property a beautiful place inside pristine Sayulita nature.This private community has hand laid cobblestone roads and each home is truly unique and ageless: made of carved teak wood houses imported from the island of Java, Indonesia, with architectural items from Morocco, North Africa and Mexican red brick double walls and red tile roofs. Nestled comfortably into the landscape each house provides visual privacy in an abundantly verdant setting: this development has a unique blend with its natural surroundings just outside Sayulita.
We have two homes available that may be rented separately or together. The main house has 2 bedrooms with two baths, and the smaller guest house has 1 queen bed and 1 full bath.
The main house of Casa #5 has a cobblestone driveway which leads to a large outdoor semi covered patio where bird watchers will delight. A generous umbrella with comfortable table and chairs invite you to soak up the sounds. Open space is available for sun bathing or an early morning yoga practice. The intricate carvings on the wooden porch walls and our large double doors invite you to see the interior of this 100+ year old home. Our spacious living and dining area is well furnished with comfortable furniture, designer cushions, a large desk with Wi-Fi access, stereo system, ceiling fans and original art pieces.
The kitchen features colorful Mexican tile, a bar with 2 barstools for mixing up the margaritas, a full size stove and refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster oven, all pots, pans, dishware everything that is needed for meals at home. An outdoor BBQ is available also, in case you want to grill up some jumbo shrimp or fresh caught fish.
The two bedrooms each have queen beds, lightweight down comforters, air conditioning and their own full size bathrooms. The master bathroom features the unique Balinese style of a step down open bathtub with large shower head, and carved antique Afghanistan cabinet with marble sink. The second bedroom / bath have a separate entrance from the outdoor porch, offering even more privacy, and large glass windows bring in the sunlight. There is also a hot water outdoor shower off the kitchen entrance, for rinsing off the sand or just enjoying an outdoor private shower.
The guest house has a queen bed, with a twin bed that substitutes as a couch, a living dining area, with smaller kitchen. The kitchen has a all supplies, a refrigerator, a microwave, 2 burner hot plate, toaster oven all pots and pans. The guest house also has a charming wood porch that is nestled in the tree tops.
For both our homes, we offer beach umbrellas, towels including beach towels, all linens, everything that you might need for your vacation. We have a property manager who will meet you in the town of Sayulita and show you out to Villa Bali and answer any questions that you might have.
A walk into the town of Sayulita (if you choose not to rent a car) takes about 20 minutes and is delightful foray under a jungle canopy. There are taxi’s readily available in the town, in case you wish to walk in for dinner, and then take a taxi ride back out.
A vacation at Villa Bali offers the best of all worlds. You can be secluded in our quiet jungle environment, and spend some time in Sayulita, Mexico with its wonderful charm.
Villa Bali Casa #5 Jungle and Ocean 1-3 Bedroom Home in quiet Pazcuarto area Sayulita, Mexican Riviera-Pacific Coast, Mexico
Additional Location Information
Located 1.2 miles south from the center of town, Sayulita. Easy to get there taking the bypass road, which surrounds the town of Sayulita ,You turn on the 1st right road continuing straight past the turn off for the Hara Mara Yoga studio, you continue straight, past the trail to the private beach and then you take the 1st left and the road dead ends into Villa Bali. There is a map at the enrance showing the locations of all 6 homes.
We arrange that our property manager meets our guests at the town plaza and directs you to Villa Bali on your arrival. You are able to drive our cobblestone driveway right to the entrance, and park there. A short walk takes you to the semi private beach nearby for a relaxing day at the beach, or a fast surf break. Reading on the front porch to the sound of the jungle birds, takes your breath away. Start a late night fire in the fire pit and enjoy the clear night stars.
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Last updated on March 03, 2015
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Left on 01/30/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | E Smith
Been staying at this home for a couple of years now for multiple weeks. There is no better place on the planet to really get away and enjoy the quiet healing jungle and nearby beach. I come here for inspiration and retreat, and I always leave feeling nourished and refreshed. Amazing home... in a very quiet neighborhood close to the vibrant surfing / fishing village of Sayulita. Completely worth the stay!
Left on 03/20/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My husband and I had been to Sayulita before, and although we loved Sayulita during the day - all of the noise during the nights were a problem for us. We were happy to discover Villa Bali, and especially #5. We were able to drive right up to the house and with heavy luggage, that was a plus. We did rent a car, but for a few days left it parked and just walked the jungle canopy road. Once we were even picked up by a local, and rode on the back of his pick up truck right into town! We love the beach and the one right near Villa Bali is beautiful. We would head down with the beach umbrellas and a good book and spend the afternoon. The house was very comfortable, rustic and charming - we loved the outdoor area, and used the BBQ for some fish we bought in town one night. Sitting on the patio was like being in an tropical paradise, with the wild parrots and exotic palms...and yet 1 mile to outstanding restaurants and entertainment... All in all a beautiful place, and one that we would return too.
Left on 02/22/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We just rented #5 for a week and had a great time! The house itself is stunning with it's mixture of architecture from Bali as well as elements from Morocco and, of course, Mexico. It was more than we had expected. If you are looking for a high end, posh resort-like experience, this place is not for you. However, if you are interested in a mildly rustic, visually stunning jungle experience where you can hear the ocean's waves braking on the nearby beach, then this is the place for you. It was perfectly quiet being away from the noises of town.
While it is outside of town, we chose not to rent a car and just took the twenty-ish minute walk into town. My wife was 5 months pregnant while we were there and the walk wasn't too much for her. Plus the walk is on a road through the beautiful jungle and is very quiet. Only an occasional vehicle slowly came by as the road is bumpy. So there was no danger of being hurt. Also, the walking pace allowed us to more intimately experience not only the jungle, but the town and the local people who were very kind.
Overall, Villa Bali #5 and Sayulita were great! We would highly recommend it to anyone who is not high maintenance and is able to take a relaxed approach to life.
Left on 01/24/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Kevin
I stayed at the Bali (main unit) along with Eastonlow, whose review is below, and had a somewhat more positive reaction. I'll give it a generous "4", although 3.5 stars would be more accurate.
The second bedroom/bathroom situation is a problem but not a shack. It would be a fairly nice little bedroom if it (and the bathroom) were a part of the main unit. Both of these rooms are under the same roof as the main part of the Bali, but you have to exit the main unit (that is, go outside) to get to either, and you have to exit the separate bedroom to get to the separate bathroom. I agree with Eastonlow that this should have been clearly described in the listing.
Although I found both the separate rooms to be clean and pleasant, they were a clear step down from the main part of the Bali unit, which is as nice as described in the listing and as others have commented here. The only complaint in this regard was the water pressure in the separate bathroom, which was quite low. (The indoor one was fine.)
Also on the plus side is the 10-minute walk to the secluded beach, which is very nice and a wonderful contrast from the crowded Sayulita beaches. The house itself is close to the beach but still in the jungle (see the panorama photo I'm attempting to post along with this review).
I do want to stress that I found Linda, the owner, to be very responsive to my questions before the trip and to the missing-key issue that arose during the trip. Her concern was genuine, and she swung into action, remedying the problem from afar. We had only a short vacation, so the few hours it took to get the key was an annoyance, but Linda did what she could.
Regarding the 'hand-drawn map' -- I do think that'd be a good idea, particularly since the maps on this website show something within Sayulita proper. Given Linda's concern and responsiveness, I expect that she'll do her best to address the problems we experienced, so that future visitors can take full advantage of this nice place. Read more
Thank you for this response. I have just edited the website to mention that the second bedroom and bathroom have a seperate entrance, from the front porch. Also, I have attempted to move the map pin to a better position in relationship to the town of Sayulita. When I figure out how to do it, I will scan a hand-drawn map to the site as well...Linda
Left on 10/07/2011 for a stay in February 2010 | Cheryl
My husband and I love the charming Balinese beauty..carved wood beams, tile roofs, cozy and very workable kitchen, comfortable beds and exotic spa like shower. We love to gather around the fire pit with friends on the nights we're not out enjoying the Sayulita night life, with its great restuarants and music. The large covered front porch is a perfect spot to relax , watch birds, just hang out. And the beach is just around the corner.
We love returning to this sweet spot...with friends, or just as a romantic getaway for 2.
Left on 09/25/2011 for a stay in February 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Of the rentals in Mexico, we found this to be one of the best. The five homes in Bali Ville were shipped from Java and assembled by hand on the slopes above the surfing beaches of Sayulita. Bali homes are filled with teak hardwood. They are well run by long-time local management.
The tavern music in the evening in Sayulita's town square is a big plus. In the day-time, shopping is within walking distance through jungle trails. Taking advantage of little local markets is a good way to buy local fresh fruits and vegetables for making breakfasts and lunch because Bali kitchens are well-equipped. There are almost no insects so you can eat on the lanai.
The surfing beaches are the kinds that attract professionals (we saw about 50 competitors in an informal tournament). The little beach restaurants aren't part of the usual tourist world (the beach at San Pedros is a good example).
Puerto Vallarta is within driving distance and the sand sculptures are worth seeing but the noise, the hustlers and, sorry to say, the tourists, made my wife, Jean, and me very happy to get back to Bali Ville.
Here is a hint: One of the young women who works as a maid (I can't remember her name) but if you find out who she is, she is a wonderful cook and she came over and prepared lunch for us one day and didn't even want to charge us for doing it.
Another hint: If you are a bird-watcher, you can find birds in any direction because Sayulita is on the Pacific flyway. Buen provecho.
Left on 09/22/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We had heard about Sayulita from a magazine article & are so happy that we discovered Linda's property. It was exactly what we'd hoped for with peace & privacy galore. The stunning homes & landscaping created a unique jungle experience. The walk to the private beach was easy, and well worth it. We rode horseback; dined in some great restaurants in town; and my husband discovered that even a Minnesota baby boomer can surf! I took a Yoga class that I loved. This is a delightful place, and it's obvious the owners have taken great care with it.
Had the most delightful visit. The casa (casita) was lovely and well appointed. The location is just a bit removed from town, but resting and sleeping amongst the trees was heavenly. The closest beach is very near and not as full as beaches in town. Feels like you have a piece of nature all to your own. A brief walk (or even briefer drive) gets you into restaurants, shops and loads of social life. Our party adored the get away and would go back in a minute!
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