|We couldn't keep our daughter out of the pool.|
Planting their garden on a steep grade is only their second greatest challenge. The first would be no rain from November to May. June through October is the ceaseless rainy season. These plants have to really love it here to survive. They had to learn a whole different genre of plants for their garden here, as opposed to their 20th-floor, penthouse, wrap-around terrace in NYC. Yeah, they're living well.
|The driveway was a killer after a day at the beach.|
We stayed in the separate casita, or small apartment, on the lower floor, designed for future vacation rentals, which opens up completely also – right into a patio and their front hillside garden. I you're ever interested in renting it, let me know I can find out more for you.
|The walls opened up to the deck, making |
the whole house open to the outdoors.
Our thanks to friends E&J for sharing heir home with us for the better part of a week – and the better part of our year so far. They're threatening to visit for Garden Walk this year. I'm not sure we can compete with gardens in Sayulita!
|Looking down into the garden from the main floor deck.|
|The view of Sayulita.|
|The corkscrew driveway. The green house was built after theirs |
and ruined their view of the mountains beyond.
|The thatch-roofed observation deck would be fully furnished with just the hammock, in my opinion. |
I took a nap here one day, and intend to in the future too!
|The entrance to the rent-able casita.|
|Didn't get a good oto of this, but this was their commissioned copper backlit house number. |
There is a local community not far from Sayulita that specializes in copper artworks.
|The casita patio garden.|
|Looking into the hillside garden from the casita.|
|The path through the front garden. In time, these |
will be replaced with stone & masonry work.
|Bougenvillain bloom after not having had rain in months.|
|The "backyard" main entrance to the casa. Killer Bougenvilla.|
|The front yard garden from the palapa deck.|
|The "sideyard" garden.|
|From the top of the driveway, the "sideyard" garden, looking down.|
|The palm trees around the front of the house will eventually reach up over the top patio.|
|Two Mexican craftsman built these stairs |
and multiple low walls around the gardens.
|Sunset over the Pacific. Though it looks more like Luke Skywalker's |
Tatooine with two suns setting with the reflection over the water.