Casa Coait is a brand-new private hacienda-style 3 or 4 bedroom villa with pool in Sayulita's most sought-after location. Across from the beach, this gorgeous villa completed in 2012 is truly one-of-a-kind. No need to rent a golf cart or car to manage the steep hills on this - Sayulita's most desirable north beach location.
In a marriage of past and present, decorated with a mixture of traditional artisanship and local art, this villa tells two stories simultaneously. One honors Mexico’s rich history of architecture and artisanship. The other speaks of the more recent history of Sayulita through contemporary art.
Watch the morning sunrise over the foothills of the Sierra Madres lighting up your spacious tropical courtyard as it shines in through French doors to your talavera-tiled eat-in kitchen. As you sip your morning coffee you wonder if you should have your breakfast inside, or in the generous poolside courtyard?
Later, as you enjoy a cold drink by the pool, the rock garden flows soothingly beside you. A couple of Mayan doves fly in for a quick dip in the fountain. In the tropical garden, hummingbirds sip nectar from the honeysuckle. Flowering vines crawl up a tall rustic shuttered brick wall that provides a timeless retreat from the road. The leaves of a fan palm clatter in the large expanse of sky as you watch the magnificent frigate birds soar overhead.
After a day at the beach, you head up to the rooftop palapa to enjoy appetizers and a frozen beverage at the wet bar, as you watch the sun set over the palms. From the crow’s nest, you have a sublime view of the ocean and the pelicans making their journey along the surf. Cozy up with a book in the hammock and enjoy the cool breeze.
When dinner-time arrives, you grill a delicious meal of fresh fish or carne asada on your pool-side industrial grill and share it with friends at your antique-style mesquite dining table, sitting on chairs and benches in the open kitchen.
At night, under a full sky of stars, you are lulled by the waves crashing on the shore.
You retreat to your private bedroom and open the screened French doors to a private garden patio where you hear the soothing sound of another majestic fountain. Or you swing open your French doors and walk out onto your stone cantera-pillared terrace. This, you tell yourself, is where you will have your morning coffee tomorrow.
Enjoy the tasteful Mexican decor of your sunny entertaining kitchen with its Delores Hidalgo talavera tile, pounded copper farm-sink from Santa Clara del Cobre, breakfast bar, hacienda-style mesquite dining table surrounded by long benches and unique mesquite artisan chairs (seats 8), high-end stainless-steel appliances and a walk-in pantry. Windows and two sets of double French doors open out to the pool and courtyard.
Open the French doors in the living room to the courtyard and you have a fluid outdoor-indoor main floor living space that combines kitchen, dining and relaxing with the outdoors. The living room has a Mexican equipale love seat and chair and two mesquite game chairs. Large-screen television with blue-ray DVD player and sound system pipe your music through the main floor and outdoor speaker system. The walls are adorned with Tocuaro masks and stands of ocean driftwood.
The traditional tiled stairway leads into a cantina-style lounge area. A hand-carved high-back mesquite bench and equipale chairs around a mesquite coffee table provide a gathering spot for a board game or a chilled drink with friends. Choose a book from the lending library or enjoy a quite game of chess at the table under the large arched window that looks down to the courtyard below. Colorful hand-blown glass chandeliers decorate the walls with a mosaic of shadows at night.
This third and fourth-story lounge area is ideal for dining, entertaining or relaxing. A large hammock, hammock chair, dining table and chairs (seats 6) and wet-bar with mini fridge make this a favorite spot for guests. From here, a palapa-wood ladder leads to a one-of-a-kind fourth-story crow's nest with two sling chairs with views of the seabirds soaring over the sea, or the sun setting over the palms.
Each bedroom is furnished with comfortable queen-size beds, full private bathrooms and terraces and are equiped with air conditioning, ceiling fans and docking stations for ipods. Screens on the French doors eliminate the need for mosquito nets.
The optional fourth bedroom, a studio space accessed by an outdoor staircase off of the second floor, is perfect for the creative in your group. Two hammock chairs hang from the high ceiling aside a truly unique driftwood table. A wrought-iron ladder leads to a loft space with queen size bed and driftwood enclosure. Found-object art adorns the walls. Tile in the bathroom is intermixed with sea glass and the shower floor is composed of beach stones. French doors open to a terrace overlooking the courtyard below.
The villla can also be rented as a three bedroom for a $50/night discount....Read more
Left on 03/11/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We spent 12 days at Casa Coati & did not want to leave! It was perfect for our extended family: 6 adults, 3 children (5, 3 & 2). Renting Casa Coati was easy & pleasant: Meagen is quick to reply, attentive to questions & generous with information about house and town. At Casa Coati,the property manager met us, answered all questions & responded immediately to requests during our stay. The maid came frequently, worked around us with a smile, & kept all in order. The gardens & pool were immaculate when we arrived & were kept so. The interior is just as described, but better! Photos cannot do this beautiful house justice--all the 'mod cons' of home in a villa that has been designed & furnished with affection for Mexican traditions. Each time you look around, you see another detail that adds to its charm and comfort. The 3 bedrooms in the main house are generously sized, each with its own bathroom and balcony or patio. No sibling rivalry about the best bedroom, because they are all beautiful and distinct. The 4th bedroom in the casita was perfect for a family of three: room for a portable crib & privacy for the youngest couple. The main floor bedroom is just right--comfortable, with walkout patio & fountain. We did not need to turn on air-conditioners in early March because the walls of the house keep the bedrooms cool. In the heat of the day, you climb a few stairs to the rooftop palapa: palm roof, open to the sides. A cool breeze fans you in the hammock. Listen to the surf or watch the pelicans & frigate birds soar. The kitchen is well equipped, the water safe & a gas grill by the pool makes BBQ enjoyable. But for a real vacation, the owner's recommendation of personal chef alma is a must. Alma is professionally trained, attentive to food safety, and a great cook. We had real Mexican meals, delicious & nutritious, without shopping, cooking or cleaning up! Fresh croissants and good pizza are 5 min away on level ground. The beach is closer! Casa Coati is fantastic!
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