Casa Mariposa ~ Hillside Beach House

2 Bedroom     2  Bath     Sleeps 4

Sayulita is on the west coast of Mexico, on the same latitude as Miami, Fl.. This means that the winters are wonderful and the summers are hot and humid. Air conditioning was installed in Mariposa last year.   In addition there is an almost constant breeze off the ocean and fans in the ceilings that make even summers more pleasant.  For a drone video of Sayulita and this house, google “sayulita drone video”. The video shows lots of places and towards the end it shows Alta Vista, which is my one bedroom house above Mariposa. Since the video was recorded, we have had a condominium built below us, but the views are still wonderful and we have installed plantings to shield the building from the patio.

Casa Mariposa sits on a family property called Cielo, which means sky or heaven, and we think of our property as the latter as it always feels like we are in Heaven when we are here. Sunrise, sunset, moonrise, starry nights, morning light-Cielo is truly a special place regardless of which of the houses you are renting. While we are biased, we feel that the views of the beach and coastline from Cielo are uniquely special and that in a town that’s known for incredible views.

To get to Casa Mariposa, use the village plaza as your starting point. With the plaza on your left, pass it on Calle Revolucion and go one block to Calle Niños Heroes, which angles off to the right. Go two blocks to the second right turn, Calle Bougainvillea, and go to the top of the hill and turn left. You will see our entry gate with white columns. Cielo and #15 is on the left column and the 5 house names are on the right.

Enter the driveway, take the few steps up to the garden walkway and at the inlaid butterfly, turn left and follow the path up through a garden with exotic flowering plants, large palms and lime trees. Across the garden to the right is the back of Casa Jardin. At the end of the walkway are stairs leading up to Casa Alta Vista and, to the right, is the entrance to Casa Mariposa.

Casa Mariposa is positioned on the hilltop overlooking a spectacular bay. It offers a gracious open floor plan with two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, bathroom and shower, the other with a queen-size bed and a separate bathroom and shower off the hallway.

The house has traditional decor, an open kitchen and living spaces and, surrounding the interior, large terracotta tiled patios and seating areas with sunny and shady areas and an infinity pool; you may never want to leave the property! Complete with high quality sheets, feather pillows (and foam if you are allergic), excellent towels and a well setup kitchen including microwave, a coffee grinder and coffee maker. There is maid service 6 days a week and you can arrange to have the maids make dinners made for you. The village is also filled with excellent restaurants, bars and stores. We have an ipod speaker in the kitchen and a Sony bluetooth speaker. There is an alarm clock in each bedroom and an iron and hair dryer in the bathroom.

Assuming that you will leave the house during your stay, you can reach the beach and village, both just minutes away, either by going back to the butterfly on the walkway and going left to steps down the hill (stay right) through the property on to the beach, or, by exiting the driveway and walking towards the village (go straightish and don’t turn right down the main road).  At the top of the hill you will find the neighborhood walkway, which we call Lombard St, as it winds down the hill to the village. At the bottom, go one block on the dirt road, passing the Iguana Tree with huge Iguana’s during the day, and then take a right one block to the Plaza. The third way into town is to walk down the way you came in, by going down Bougainvilea and taking a left on Niños Heroes. All are about 5 minutes away from the Plaza except the beach route, which would be double that.

Regarding village transportation:  Cars and golf carts can be rented in the village.  There are also always taxis in the plaza if you want to leave the village.

An important note; Sayulita finally has a bank! INTERCAM Banco is at Av. Revolucion No. 231, on right, in the large two story building that is just before the Bus Station as you come into town. They are open Monday through Friday from 9am until 4pm.

Have a great time!

  • Beach Front
  • Luxury Rental
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Panoramic View
  • Barbecue
  • Patio / Terrace
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Chef Available
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Housekeeping
  • Eco Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • LGBTQ Friendly
  • Lockbox

“Amazing place with an amazing view!”

“Our stay could not have been better! The house was incredible, and we never wanted to leave! We were there with a 10-month old and it was the perfect spot to stay! The large water jug was great to have especially with the baby needing bottles of formula…so reassuring to have clean water! We will definitely be back!!”

“One of the most amazing places we’ve ever stayed, it offers everything, from the pool to only being steps from the beach and town! Fantastic staff, well-maintained and great kitchen! We can’t wait to stay here again.”

“Had a wonderful stay at the house, the only thing that could have made it better would have been a longer stay”

“Casa Mariposa is a wonderful place to stay in Sayulita.  I believe it is in the perfect location – very close to town and the beach but just outside enough to fell like you really have some privacy.  Its position up on the hill offers tremendous views and access to the cool ocean breezes, which makes is a wonderful respite from the heat of town.”

“We had a wonderful two week say at Casa Mariposa. The home is decorated with wonderful art and sculptures — as well as a fully equipped kitchen and high end linens.  We fell asleep to the sound of the ocean, while still being close to town.”

“Very comfortable and very beautiful. The staff were so friendly and attentive.  We would love to come back and stay very soon.”

“PARADISE! Quiet and not far from anything in Sayulita.  The pool and open living is all you need.”

“Had my mom, stepdad and sisters stay here while my partner and I stayed upstairs in Casa Alta Vista. They had the best time and loved the house!! Pool was amazing and the kitchen was perfect to cook many meals throughout the week 🙂 Will be back soon!”

“Casa Mariposa is beautiful & welcoming. Comfortable bedrooms, large kitchen that opens onto the patio with its breathtaking ocean view. Great attention to detail – beautiful art in all rooms, bright & cheerful decor. Fantastic staff, so welcoming & accommodating. Loved our stay and highly recommend Casa Mariposa and Cap Sparling!”

“Our second time staying at this perfect casa. Everything was excellent, clean, and we felt very well taken care of by the staff.”

“My husband and I and our 6 month baby had a wonderful stay. The view was more amazing than we expected. I am so glad we reserved the casa with an Infiniti pool. I posted photos on Social Media and have several friends wondering where we were staying. The house  cleaners were very friendly and accommodating on working around our babies nap schedule! We will be back. “

“You can’t ask for a more perfect place than Casa Mariposa! From the location, to the view, to the pool…it’s all exceptional. Can’t wait to come back!”

“Our week in Casa Mariposa was pure relaxation and ease.  The design of the casa with open kitchen/living, private pool and outrageous views optimizing enjoying the weather and environs.  It is an ideal location; private and secure, yet a stones’ throw from the beach and town hub. It was an oasis.  Really one of our best family vacations!”

“I have been coming to Sayulita for years. This house was amazing and private. The best view in Sayulita.”


“Beautiful view!  Great staff servicing the house.  Infinity pool was larger than expected!  It was super.  Great place for little kids, b/c you can take advantage of the beach in the AM and pool in the PM.  Maids made dinner and it was by far the best dining we had.  Food great and didn’t have to worry about kids in a restaurant.  Be prepared for very hot weather in summer months.”

“Fabulous trip!  Everyone had a great time.  We were looking to take our 7 year old to a more remote part of Mexico.  Sayulita is the place and this home was perfect!”

“Overall a wonderful stay! Lovely views and the small pool is perfect. Very relaxing and enjoyable time.”

“One more thought would be to let people know you have a hair dryer at the home. That would help since we brought one as well which we didn’t need.”

“Cap: It was fun to meet you and we had a great time! Your home is beautiful and Sayulita was a treat to see for a week. We had a meal prepared that was amazing and your help were all very nice. Everything was clean and beautifully appointed.”

“Amazing accommodations in a stunning setting. Have given website to numerous people with a glowing recommendation.  Beautifully appointed ,wonderful art , comfortable beds ,fantastic views  enjoyed every minute”

“Casa Mariposa was perfect.  It exceeded our expectations!  It was just beautiful.  The perfect location; perfect amount of space.  A lot of kitchen amenities.  The pool was heaven especially in early October!  The fact you had boogie boards and beach chairs/umbrellas to use was a plus too.  The Cielo compound is just beautiful.  We will definitely be back.”

“ok.. let’s see… casa mariposa is like home to myself and my daughter.. except we do not have sweet girls to clean up after us…and then there is Ramon!!!!!!!..I ask him his age every year and every year he takes a year off his age..y ou do a great job of welcoming us.. thank you Nancy”

“Great trip.  Mariposa is always so relaxing and comfortable.  The Pool is magnificent.  Love the salt water.  Thanks for clean towels every day!”

“Outstanding casita! Great views, nice breezes, and close to everything you need.

A great size for our small family of four + grandma. Kids slept on the couches with no problems. Landlord Cap Sparling was great to have nearby, but not intrusive. Very helpful. Cleaning staff was excellent.”

“It was very wonderful to stay at your place once again.  The walkway up to your house is magical.”

“Place was very clean, kitchen very well equipped and you provide a good selection of amenities: placemats, napkins, spices, etc.  Pots and pans of decent quality and in good condition which can sometimes be an issue.  It shows that this is your “home” and you take pride in keeping it in good condition.  We are hotel owners and appreciate the art and extra touches. There were a few minor issues when we first checked in but Nancy and Ramone were right there to correct and maids were great too.  A wonderful experience.  We are coming back next year and trying Casa Jardin!”

“Fantastic……already booked my week for January 2014”

“We absolutely LOVED Casa Mariposa and would return to it in a heartbeat. The house was well equipped, the beds super comfortable and the plunge pool very refreshing. However, It was the amazing view and gorgeous landscaping that made the house perfect and we shall never forget it!”

“Great house with amazing views.  Only stayed one night but it was true paradise!”

“We loved our time at Casa Mariposa. We found it hard to leave as we had everything we could have wanted and more. The staff was great and all our requests were seen to in a timely manner.”

“Our stay was awesome, everything was totally in order, the house is beautiful, the terraces, the views. I have no words to express the wonderful time we spent. I recommend 100% Casa Mariposa!”

“Such a beautiful and relaxing house.  Nice to relax in the infiniti pool with an great view of the beach and ocean.”

“Our third time staying at Casa Mariposa and it was as magical as ever!

Best rental unit in Sayulita.”

“We loved Casa Mariposa! Cap was very helpful and so friendly. The place itself was even nicer than the pics online. It was in a perfect location – close to the beach and the plaza. We will definitely return and have already recommended the property to friends and family.”

“What a great place to stay. I loved the view, and Cap was extremely helpful our entire stay. Thanks!”


Delightful. Can’t say enough!!!!!”

“Lovely house. This place continues to be one of my favorite places to stay in Sayulita.”

“We very much enjoyed your home.  The pool was nice.”

“The house was perfect and your employees terrific.  The weather was mid-70’s with low of 60 at night — compared to 35 and snowing when we got home. Maribel and one of the other staff cooked us two meals and they were fantastic.  Maribel’s english is quite good and we had one party who spoke spanish, so communications were never a problem.  The house was spic and span clean when we arrived and the maids were efficient in their tasks daily.  Absolutely no complaints; we had a relaxing marvelous time.”

“We had such a great time staying at Casa Mariposa. Our lodging, the view, beach, food, and town are all to die for. Casa Mariposa is more than we expected and would not have changed anything about the accommodations. We definitely would recommend taking the boogy boards out for a spin because they were a blast.”

“Simply delightful!”

“This was our 2nd vacation stay at casa mariposa. beautiful house, love the infinity pool! Accommodating staff/owner, great location in a quiet little spot – Sayulita.”

“Loved the location and the place was just beautiful!  The daily maid service was greatly appreciated. Thanks so much – We would love to come back!”

“Cap & Staff,  As usual, everything was wonderful!  Nancy is a delight, and it was lovely to meet her!  The house staff were timely and kept everything ship-shape (even though my sister insisted on washing ALL of the dishes all of the time!  Girl can’t stand dirty dishes for even a minute!).  Talk to you soon I’m sure Cap!  Anne”

“This is the best experience on vacation I have ever had…I loved every moment…enjoyable house, great staff and excellent location”

“Best vacation ever…”

“This is our 6th trip to Sayulita, and once again we had a wonderful time.  Casa Mariposa was wonderful, we loved the pool and the layout of the house.  It was perfect.  We will be back very soon!!!”

“Stay was nice except that pool was unusable most of the time. Santa Semana is noisy at night.  Would not recommend staying for this week”

“I thought the house was great. It was well stocked with everything we needed.. beach towels, boogie boards, etc. Also, we really loved the location. It was easy to get to town and the beach.  We will definitely rebook!!”

“Comments were “We had a wonderful time.  Your place is beautiful and you were so kind and helpful.  No need to improve, we would love to return.  Thank you so much.”

“best rental in sayulita wouldn’t stay anywhere else thanks cap”

“we had a beautiful time and a beautiful view. thank you”

“Cap….Thanks so much for the great deal.  We loved your place.   Electrical work was only minor inconvenience as you thought.   Very well appointed   Thanks for sharing”

“My family and I really enjoyed the house and the community of Sayulita”

“We thought everything was great and affordable. We will be back. Thanks”

“We love staying at Casa Mariposa.  We have been there twice, once as a couple and the second time with our three children.  We are hoping to return in a couple years.  I don’t want to give Casa Mariposa a good review for selfish reasons.  If everyone knows how great it is then it will be hard to reserve it in the future.  I have told my husband I don’t want to stay anywhere else when we come to Sayulita.  It is a Utopia in Heaven, if that is possible.  We will be back!  Thank you Cap.”

“The house was truly amazing. Clean and comfortable, and the pool is to die for.”

“Another wonderful week thanks to the accommodations at Casa Mariposa and its thoughtful owner, Cap.” 

“We had a fantastic stay and Cap is a great host.  Casa Mariposa is a beautiful, extremely clean and very comfortable place to stay.  The views are overwhelming, the beds are very comfortable, and the kitchen is adequately stocked.  Casa Mariposa is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed, and Cap’s hospitality was greatly appreciated.”

“We love this home. Cap is a wonderful host and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a home to rent in Sayulita.” 

“Had a wonderful stay at Casa Mariposa. Beautiful setting and accommodations.”

“Casa Mariposa was absolutely beautiful.  The pool was incredibly refreshing after spending relaxing days on the beach or reading in the shade. The rooms were excellent and very clean.  I can’t wait to go back!”

“We have been guests here several times and recommend it highly! We love Sayulita and Casa Mariposa is wonderful place to stay. Cap Sparling (owner) has done everything imaginable to make this a stellar experience.”


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There is no holiday pricing! 

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