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Casa de Sonrisas 1/2 block to beach

HomeEntire home/apt
Man4 guests
Bedrooms1 bedroom
Beds1 bed


Casa de Sonrisas is one of two units on the property.

Tired of the "walk to everything" descriptions that are really miles away? This is a true walk to everything property. 100 steps to the beach at the north end of Jaltemba Bay. Restaurants and shops a few blocks away, thru town or a short walk down the beach. Close enough for convenience and all supplies, but far enough to be private and "non-touristy." Short drive or cab ride to zip-lining, surfing, mountain villages, turtle camps, ruins, hot springs, volcanos, or even Puerto Vallarta. But don't miss the local markets! Fresh produce, pastries, candied nuts, coffee, as well as local artists - weaving, jewelry, Huichol art.

If you are looking for a posh resort with nonstop entertainment, this is probably not the place for you. If, however, you are looking for a place to kick back, relax away from the frenzied resorts, bask in the sun at the beach or pool, drink in the authentic culture, this is definitely your vacation spot!


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Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper


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The home itself is a one bedroom with a queen bed, one bathroom unit with a great private terrace. This is a second floor apartment. Sit outside in the morning for coffee, or in the evening to watch the sunset while listening to the waves and catching the ocean breezes. Lots of windows for light and air. Private entrance to your second floor home! A full kitchen allows you to eat in whenever you like but you are still close enough to town to head in to one of the outstanding cafes and restaurants. A short walk down the beach will take you there in minutes. Or purchase tamales and tortillas from the street vendors and shops in the neighborhood.

A large bathroom, built-in wardrobe, and a really roomy living space make this the perfect home base while you explore all that Riviera Nayarit has to offer: colonial buildings in nearby towns, surfing in Sayulita, jet-skiing, mountain drives, markets, ruins, hot springs, volcanos, and miles and miles of beach. You can easily explore the other towns in the area - San Pancho, Rincon de Guaybitos, Los Ayala, and Lo de Marcos. You will be about an hour from Playa las Tortugas and the turtle camp there. San Blas is another hour beyond.

All linens and towels are supplied (including beach towels). I have tried to equip the home with everything you will need - basic spices, cooking oil, bottled water, etc.) but if there is anything else you require, just ask. The property has two rental units as well as the owner's home. They all share a courtyard and garden as well as a pool. Beach chairs also available for guests.

The unit will sleep four with a sofa bed in the main living area. Ideally this is to accommodate a family with children. Four adults would not be ideal.

I am located in Colonia Pescadores in La Penita. This is an authentic Mexican village, not a flashy resort town. It is a quiet, laid-back neighborhood with a true flavor of Mexico. The street is a mix of homes, small local businesses, a few hotels/rentals, a school across the street, and lovely neighbors!


House rules

  • BulletNo smoking
  • BulletNot suitable for pets
  • BulletInfant-friendly (0-2 years)
  • BulletChild-friendly (3-12 years)


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Lissa Young
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