TeiTiare Estate

  • Location: Beach / Coast
    Private beach: In walking distance
    Restaurants and Shops at Sayulita: 2km (12 mins by car)
    Jungle and Mountains: In walking distance
    Lively malecon in Puerto Vallarta: 47km (1h 15 mins by car)
  • Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR): 40km (55 mins by car)
    Tepic Airport (TPQ): 130km (2h 30 mins by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking

Come here for a tropical adventure with a boho ambience, elegant dining and exclusive lodgings.
You'll love the relaxed atmosphere, bold yet cosy houses, luxe services and the utmost hospitality.
Anne and Johann also co-founded community-oriented Costa Verde International School in Sayulita.

You should visit Sayulita soon while it is still a somewhat quiet and unknown surfer’s paradise.

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An introduction to TeiTiare Estate

How would you describe TeiTiare Estate in a nutshell?

TeiTiare Estate is a set of luxury villa rentals close to Sayulita, Mexico. Casa Ninamu and Casa O'te Miti have a total of 9 bedrooms. 4 additional bedrooms are available upon request, making TeiTiare a perfect venue for weddings or any type of event. The houses showcase typical Mexican Pacific Architecture, with cooling thatch roofs, striking colours, views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by lush tropical landscape. The estate comes with a butler and a chef, a sauna and even a private wine cellar.

Please tell us a bit a little about how Tei Tiare started.

We used to come out here on vacation and drive all along the coast looking for properties. Eventually, after about six years, we found Tei Tiare. The whole property is about 16 acres of lush tropical jungle right by the beach. It’s almost like a little bay that’s very secluded and private.

We bought the land about 14 years ago and started landscaping and repairing it. It was just wild rain forest before we built Casa Ninamu, the guesthouse. We then lived in Casa Ninamu while we built the main residence, Casa O’te Miti.

We opened with four vacation rentals in April of 2010. Most customers are Americans and Canadians who are returning guests, or word of mouth references from the people who have been here, but we have a smaller percentage of Mexicans and other international guests, as well.

You were previously in the fashion industry. What was your motivation for this change in lifestyle?

My wife is a fashion photographer and I met her in Miami when I had my business there. We moved to New York and lived there for 16 years doing the whole fashion thing. We wanted to move away from the big city and live a simpler life because we have three young boys. We wanted them to grow up in a more natural environment.

My wife and I always had this vision of stepping back and moving to the beach. Running a luxury guesthouse is something very different to the fashion industry in one sense, yet it’s also a lot about customer service just like fashion is. It’s just a different approach to it.

The property is very colorful. How would you describe the style of Tei Tiare?

We worked with the famous architect Jean Claude Galibert in a style of architecture called Mexican Pacific.

For the interiors, my wife and I took little pieces from all over the world — Morocco, Italy, Tahiti, Samoa, and so on — and combined them into creating something that’s just a little bit different. We basically combined traditional Mexican with Polynesian style.

What’s life like at Tei Tiare?

It’s very nice. You always hear the ocean and in the evenings you have the sun setting over the sea. In the mornings, there are big flocks of wild parrots flying by. And at night, there are the sounds of the jungle animals. It’s magical.

To you personally, what has been most rewarding about running Tei Tiare?

Being out of the city, leading a simpler life and being with my three kids every day. It’s a tremendous privilege. And being able to share this with our vacation guests. When people come here, the thing I hear most is that it looked great in pictures, but it’s much better in person. Just to see them relax and enjoy this beautiful environment is very rewarding.

Casa O’Te Miti
Casa O’Te Miti pool
Casa O’Te Miti poolside seating
Casa O’Te Miti poolside seating
Casa O’Te Miti pool bar
Casa O’Te Miti bedroom
Casa O’Te Miti bedroom
Tower room
Casa O’Te Miti dining area
Casa O’Te Miti outside seating
Casa O’Te Miti walkway
Casa O’Te Miti walkway
Casa O’Te Miti ocean views
Casa O’Te Miti ocean views
Casa O’Te Miti ocean views
Casa O’Te Miti ocean views
Private beach
Casa Ninamu
The pool at Casa Ninamu
Casa Ninamu living area
Casa Ninamu bedroom
Casa Ninamu terrace
Private beach

TeiTiare Estate rooms & rates

Casa Ninamu has two large bedrooms with king size beds. Both have large en suite bathrooms complete with shower and bath. They’re beautiful, finished in a Moroccan style with polished cement walls. We have a large lounge, pool, deck, and outdoor area. We have a great BBQ area outside and a pizza oven and outdoor grill. On the top there’s a beautiful area that’s great for yoga or just relaxing during the day; it’s like a day bed on the roof.

O’te Miti is situated on a rocky point with a 200 degree view of the Pacific ocean. It features 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and an infinity pool and comes complete with chef and butler service.

Surrounding the properties are the private beach and a beautiful lawn with palm trees.

  • Casa Ninamu for 4-8 people / 230 m²
    800 / night
    • 2 Double bedroom
    • 2 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 2 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 2 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 2 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 2 Sofabed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    Surrounded by hundreds of palm trees and the jungle, this 2 bedroom casita offers a very spectacular view of the beach and the sunset. 2 bathrooms and a rooftop terrace make it very comfortable as you relax amidst the Palms rustling in the gentle wind. BBQ or have the chef prepare Pizza in the pizza oven at your discretion. You may request the casita with chef and maid service or without. You can rely upon the fully staffed casita to cater to your every personal need.

    2 air conditioned bedrooms with ocean view - 2 en-suite bathrooms - Kitchen with ocean and sunset view - Dining room with ocean view - Lounge with ocean view - Concierge - Housekeeping

  • Casa O’Te Miti for 12 people / 1050 m²
    12000 / night
    • 6 Double bedroom
    • 7 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 2 Other rooms
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    Situated on a rocky point with a 200 degree view of the blue Pacific Ocean, this home will take your breath away. O’te Miti features 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms complete with chef and butler service. A wooden bridge connects the main living area to a tower with 3 guest bedrooms while the infinity pool provides a magnificent view of the beach and ocean. Hidden among exotic palms is a secluded bedroom nestled over a wine cellar grotto for Tuscan style dining. The main house consists of 2 large bedrooms with huge palapa roofs and share a jetted tub with view of the sunset. Satellite TV and wireless internet as well as air conditioning come as standard.

    Features: 6 luxurious air-conditioned bedrooms with on suite bathrooms and ocean views - Kitchen with full ocean and sunset views - Dining room with ocean and sunset views - Lounge with Tiki-bar and ocean & sunset views - Large infinity pool - Large Jacuzzi with ocean view - Chef and butler service - Concierge and housekeeping - Fully equipped gym with Sauna - Business office and library

  • Fare Hinanu at O’Te Miti for 2 people / 20 m²
    450 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    1 bedroom bungalow with separate entrance, beach access, Nespresso machine and fridge, maid and concierge service included.

Included in the rates
Rates include housekeeping, concierge services, air conditioning, satellite TV and WiFi. O'te Miti also includes chef and butler service.
Optional extras
Services on request: personal chef.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. Baby cots and extra beds are available.
Minimum stay
1 nights
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 10:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Concierge service
  • Sauna
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Music system
  • Courtyard
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Toys for kids
  • Gym
  • BBQ area
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry service
  • Safe box
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer

We are really focused on providing our vacation guests with the ultimate luxury getaway. Ultimate luxury for us means that you have great accommodations designed in style, but it’s private and you can be on vacation, be barefoot, and relax. It’s like a home away from home. That signifies real luxury, having dinner on the beach under the stars instead of having to get dressed up and sit at a table with white table cloths.

Things to do in Mexican Riviera & Sayulita

  • Wildlife / Animals
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding
  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing

That would definitely be the whale watching, which basically runs from the beginning of December until the end of April. It’s unbelievable because you can get very close to the whales and see them literally 20, 30 meters away. It’s very special.

People also like to go on shopping trips to Puerto Vallarta or on day trips to little villages in the area. Yoga is very popular here as well and we offer private lessons with very good teachers. Horses come all the way down to our beach and you can go horseback riding on the beach and into the jungle where you can also take a jungle canopy tour.

TeiTiare Estate reviews

5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
Exceptional Experience! Our stay at TeiTiare Estate was an exceptional experience. Not only was it different from any vacation I had ever taken, but it was reasonably priced and our hosts (Mr. and Mrs. Ackermann) were kind and professional. We never received poor service (thanks Maynly tho the Administrative Manager, Mr. Carlos Monica). I would recommend this experience to anyone (but not too many for fear that it would become too popular).
Bill B.
stayed at TeiTiare Estate in February 2014

The location of TeiTiare Estate

It’s basically a rain forest, very tropical. We’re located about a 35 minute drive from the Airport of Puerto Vallarta. We’re right on the Riviera Nayarit coast and about a kilometer and a half away from a small fishing village called Sayulita.

Sayulita is only about a 15 to 20 minute walk or two mins in the golf cart. It was originally a fishing village and only has about 2,500 people living there. Over the last 15-20 years it’s been discovered as a great surfing destination, so there are the fishermen on one side and the tourists coming for surfing on the other. It’s brought a whole eclectic mix of people here. It has great restaurants, little bread and ice cream shops, interior design and jewelry stores... It’s a real funky, cool town.

When is the best time to visit Mexican Riviera?

With 325 days of sunshine per year, there isn’t really a bad time to come for a vacation to Sayulita. Our rainy season, which is very hot, runs from July to the end of September with 30 degrees almost every day. However, the rain is really nice because it rains predominately at night. Everything cools right down. Then from October 15 to the beginning of July we don’t see one drop of rain.