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Villa Karuna Ocean View 2 Bedroom Custom House + Bungalow

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Dec 3, 2016
Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 7 Sleeps

Villa Karuna is a two story 3000 sq ft. romanitc beautiful home and has been custom handcrafted throughout. Attention to detail is evident in the marble, onyx, granite and tile work in the kitchen and the bathrooms, as well as in the artwork, the statues and surrounding beautiful gardens.

Located in one of the last remaining tropical jungles by the sea in Mexico, Villa Karuna, sits high on a jungle ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The beautiful, expansive view includes magnificent sunsets over the sea as well as an ongoing bird watching opportunity.

A spacious well-appointed kitchen is designed for your entertaining pleasure.

Downstairs there is an open floor plan with a living room, a dining room and a handcrafted wooden bar that seats 8 while it looks out onto the deck, the pool, the jungle and the ocean.

Upstairs there are 2 master suites. Each suite includes a king-sized bed, glorious bathroom and private deck. The master bath features a two person custom onyx/marble hot tub for your romantic and relaxing pleasures. Additionally, between the two suites, is a large deck affording plenty of room to read, practice yoga, enjoy a sunset margarita/tea or simply enjoy the view. Also upstairs is a computer desk, charging station with WI-FI internet throughout the property.

Villa Karuna was designed to increase your connection with nature by bringing the outside inside. The entire ocean side of the house uses bi-fold local wood framed glass doors as walls so you can enjoy the open air or close them and still see the magnificent view of the ocean and sunsets. Although the gentle breeze keeps the rooms cool, air conditioning is available in each of the suites. Karuna feels like a private sanctuary.. a place to relax.

Karuna is a 2 bedroom home. It sleeps 4. Sunrise Casita is a 1 bedroom Bungalow. It sleeps 2 + 1. The house and the casita can be rented separately or together if you have a larger group or family.

Our Sunrise Casita is a secluded ridgetop hideaway and is a 700 sq ft. bungalow style home. It also features a king size bed, outstanding 360 degree views, has a full kitchen, a large bathroom, is air-conditioned and sits on top of the world. It is perfect for 2 people, is completely private from the main house and it can be used to house additional members of your family/party.

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  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for such an amazing house. Everything about the property is beautiful! I just got engaged on the balcony. I couldn't be happier. Our group will definitely be back.
Jan 2011
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4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)


Beautiful spacious rental with breathtaking views...

  • 5 of 5

Villa Karuna was the perfect retreat from California winter for us. It was clean, spacious, tastefully designed and decorated, with amazing jungle and ocean views. We watched whales while eating breakfast! The grounds are beautifully maintained, with flowering trees and bushes surrounding the sweet heart shaped infinity pool. The location was one of the best things about it, far enough away from Sayulita to be quiet and private, but close enough to be very a convenient quick drive (or longer walk). And just a short walk through the jungle on a well maintained trail to get to our favorite and the most private beach around! The kitchen was well equipped, and definitely don't miss soaking in the beautiful bathtub in the master bath....

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Auna, We are so glad to be able to share our little piece of paradise with you. Hope to have you back soon. Quinn and Leslie
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Like a dream!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at villa Karuna will forever be etched in my mind as one of our family's best vacations ever. I am not even sure where to begin. Turning off the main road onto the little dirt road, calle palapa, we already knew this was a special location set just outside Sayulita. Pulling up to the house and stepping out of our ride we were all just about speechless. The house, the view, the gardens and singing birds was incredible and peaceful. We arrived mid afternoon and got the full and expansive views right away. The house itself is nothing short of pure splendor. It is clear to see that so much thought and architecture was put into designing this house to please every sense possible. We kept calling the view a billion dollar view! We stayed for 10 days and not one day passed where we were not in absolute awe. Nothing can really compare to living atop the jungle canopy and expansive ocean views! My wife and I came here with our 21 month old son, her folks and another couple who stayed in the casita. We did rent a car (from the property manager) which proved to be really useful for quick town runs for supplies or adventurous day trips to beaches. We cooked plenty as the kitchen was incredibly stocked with top notch cooking equipment. Although we love strolling through town, immersing in local culture and cuisine, we spent a large amount of our time at villa Karuna just chillin' and taking it all in. It was truly that spectacular there. We loved watching whales from the balcony with binoculars and even got out on a boat one day and up close too. There is a nice jungle trail to a secluded beach just 15 minutes from the steps of the villa's pool. (bring comfy walking shoes or hiking shoes for the trail) Our son learned so much about the different animals around, their sounds and names both in English and Spanish. The pool is also a great touch with a ledge to sit on all the way around and with an infinity edge and waterfall. We spent lots of time playing there. In the morning when we awoke, we sat up and from our bed and gazed out at the sea over the jungle and life was super fine! We could not be more thankful to have the opportunity and memories of this truly awesome castle in the jungle. We are grateful to the owners for sharing their dream home with our family. One day when I build my dream home, I will remember villa Karuna as a major inspiration. FIVE STAR all the way! I hope to return again someday. Muchos Gracias!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and thank you for appreciating our artistic creation Villa Karuna. It really is a dream come true (our vision of Paradise) and we are overjoyed that you were able to experience the same great beauty and peacefulness that we experience. Quinn and Leslie
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Santa Rosa, CA

Sacred Healing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I came to Villa Karuna in late summer when the town is quiet. I came in search of solitude and serenity. I wanted to be surrounded by jungle and the sea. I sought fresh fruit and fresh seafood. I found all of this and more at Villa Karuna. It is obvious from the first moment you enter the main house that this is a home where every detail has been attended too. It is not "just a rental". Views of the surrounding jungle and ocean beyond are spectacular, sunsets over the jungle floor and ocean beyond just kept getting better and better. No two were ever the same. Whether it was watching butterflies and hummingbirds from the intimate infinity pool or picking up an avocado walking through the jungle to the beach---each day brought me deeper and deeper into relaxation and peace. If I'd wanted to go in town more or was looking for nightlife it would be good to have a car. But for me, on this trip, "perfection" and "Villa Karuna" were one and the same.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco


  • 5 of 5

We initially stayed in a different house at the edge of town. As we were in Sayulita during Sayulita days (every year around February 24), we were blasted with live music until 1 AM only to be woken up by roosters at 4 or 5 AM and then get up to the smell of the neighbors burning their garbage. We seriously considered cutting our vacation short and going back home.

Then we moved and found paradise - Villa Karuna. Only a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk from town you find a serene, secluded place. Wake up to the jungle birds singing, see the most beautiful plants and the ocean. You could hang out at this large and beautiful house all day or walk to the secluded beach. If you want to go surfing, walk to the main beach which takes about 15 minutes. You can always take a taxi back if you don't want to walk or if you carry lots of groceries. Enjoy the sunset from the deck while the kids play in the gorgeous pool. This property is truly special and, unlike many places we saw, reality is even more special than the pictures.

Leslie, the owner, is super helpful and so is the property manager Eric and the gardener Ernesto. Ernesto even brought us freshly cut coconut for breakfast.

A very special place - highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad Villa Karuna was available. Like you said, it really is a very special place. Neither words or photos actually do it justice. Hopefully you will stay with us again next year. Leslie and Sunny
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Activity and Interests





All water sports


Lots of Beaches close by

Bird Watching

Yoga Studios near by


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $200 - $520

    Weekly Rate: $1300 - $3650

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • Villa Karuna - Main house:

    Daily rate: (5 day minimum)
    2 bedrooms: $350/night

    Weekly rate: (7 days)
    2 bedroom $2350

    Sunrise Kama Casita: Bungalow Style

    Daily rate: (5 day minimum):

    Weekly rate (7 day):

    For both main house and casita (sleeps 7):

    Daily rate (5 day minimum):
    for 2 bedrooms + casita $520/night

    Weekly rate (7 day):
    for 2 bedrooms + casita $3650
    5-night minimum requested
    Hoildays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter add 20%
    We have a five night minimum -%u2028 caretaker on property. %u2028Deposit: 50% of rental amount to reserve houses; balance due no less than thirty days prior to occupancy.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Expansive Ocean Views Short private trail to secluded beach Custom Home 7 acre private estate Large well appointed kitchen marble, onyx, an granite in the kitchen and the bathrooms Beautiful Bar seats 8 Comfortable sectional couch and seating in living room Swiming Pool Hot Tub Air conditioned Bedrooms Wi-Fi Internet Washer Dryer Beautiful Gardens everywhere Peace and Quiet yet near town Paradise

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