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Gorgeous House, Garden Oasis with Pool - Luxury and Privacy

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Welcome to Casa de Sophia, an incredible place to stay!

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Last updated: 12/10/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Francisco (San Pancho) house description

BIG NEWS: Casa de Sophia has been remodeled so that it now offers TWO RENTAL CHOICES:

1) the entire Casa de Sophia house (2BR, 2BA), pool and garden, perfect for up to four guests (see description below) who want the ultimate in luxury and privacy.
** Available for bookings Nov 1-Dec 27 2014 and Apr 1-30 2015 - check online calendar for potential reservation dates**

OR

2) the brand new Bird of Paradise apartment, perfect for just two guests. The second floor has been remodeled into a beautiful private apartment (2BR, 1BA) fully furnished, with its own new kitchen and living area under the palm-thatched palapa roof, new screened windows and ceiling fans, and with its own private staircase access.
**Available for bookings Jan 3-Apr 30, 2015. Contact owner for more information, photos, rates (as low as $47/night!), and reservations**
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Casa de Sophia is a lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath house on 2 floors, fully furnished, local phone and high speed WI-FI service, right in the quaint village and easy walking distance through town to the beach. The beautiful house has Mexican tiles throughout, hand-painted ceramic bathroom sinks, river rock shower floors, Mexican leather/wood furnishings, high ceilings with fans, and is decorated with colorful local art.

Downstairs are the office/media room, a fully equipped kitchen with festive linens and dishware, quality kitchenware and cutlery, and all appliances. Off the kitchen is the living room/dining room and guest full bath. Through double parota-wood French doors is a large tiled patio that spills out into the lush tropical gardens, with 60' coconut palm trees, tropical plants, flowering vines and shrubs, and a high masonry wall for quiet and privacy. A deep-blue tiled swimming pool completes the garden oasis experience.

Upstairs is an incredible open air living room/dining room with a high palapa-thatched roof and views of the jungle mountains. Large comfy couches are perfect for lounging and entertaining. The master bedroom with queen bed has its own tiled balcony through French doors, overlooking the gardens and pool below. Also upstairs is the cute guest bedroom with two twin beds, and a full bath.

And to top it off, twice a week, a friendly housekeeper and handy gardener keep Casa de Sophia at her best for your wonderful vacation holiday. Additional housekeeping services are available at 200 pesos per visit.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                with Master balcony overlooking tropical garden and pool...moreless

              • Guest Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

                ...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Mexican tiles and sink, river stone shower, window to garden...moreless

              • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Mexican tiles and sink, river stone shower, window to garden...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Paragliding
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Master balcony overlooks patio, garden and pool....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Tropical garden with tall palm trees and colorful flowers....moreless

                  Payment Type

                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool:

                            Gorgeous cobalt-blue tiled pool surrounded by stone tile patio....moreless

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included
                               

                              Reviews

                              Write a review 4.6
                              from 14 traveler reviews
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                              High Season (Nov-Apr) .. $95/night.. ONE NIGHT FREE WITH 2 WEEK RENTAL
                              Low Season  (May-Oct) .. $1200/month .. ONE MONTH MINIMUM
                              25% surcharge over Thanksgiving, Xmas, New Years, San Pancho Music Fest, Easter
                              $300 refundable damage deposit required
                              ** 3 night minimum
                              ** monthly discount 20% (offered in High Season only)
                              ** RESERVE IMMEDIATELY with US Visa card via PayPal (in US: add 3% PayPal fee)
                              

                              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 12/10/2014
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                              Location

                              40 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Puerto Vallarta
                              San Francisco (San Pancho)
                              Nearest Beach
                              San Pancho

                              Car: Not Necessary

                              The property is just a short walk to Entre Amigos, a non-profit bi-lingual community center, where you can take classes in yoga, Spanish, dance, or enjoy their art festivals and lecture series. Children can take art classes, use the children's library, or learn dance and theater. Also close by is the San Pancho Polo Club where thrilling evening matches of skilled riders and beautiful horses can be viewed while enjoying cocktails and incredible dinners.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2006

                              About the owner: I am a university marine science communicator and my husband is a master yacht captain. We both love to travel, explore, and sail, and San Pancho is our favorite place in Mexico. I am a stickler for a clean, attractive, unique, and well-managed home. Casa de Sophia is all that and more.

                              Why the Owner Chose San Francisco (San Pancho):
                              San Pancho is such a great town. Unlike Sayulita which is beset with poor sanitation, huge crowds and traffic and Punta de Mita which is overpriced and pretentious, San Pancho is an authentic coastal village with historic and modern Mexican culture (music, art, food, handicrafts) that make it unique and lots of fun to explore. The people are friendly, helpful, and enjoy visitors. It's a village that succeeds in bridging the cultural gap between Mexicans and Americans/Canadians/Europeans/whomever so that you feel a member of the community, and not just a tourist. And the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper Travel Section in Sept 2011 rated San Pancho as one of the most fun and SAFEST destinations in Mexico.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              The things I enjoy every time I return to Casa de Sophia are: slowing down my lifestyle by lounging at the pool; preparing local, fresh and inexpensive meals in the great kitchen; practicing my terrible Spanish with a tutor that comes to the house; enjoying the tropical beauty of the palms and hibiscus blossoms in the gorgeous garden oasis; having friends over and lounging upstairs in the large open air palapa livingroom on warm evenings.


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                              Speaks: english

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                              • Welcome to Casa de Sophia, an incredible place to stay!

                                Welcome to Casa de Sophia, an incredible place to stay!

                              • The living/dining area has Mexican leather furnishings and opens through large French doors to the private patio.

                                The living/dining area has Mexican leather furnishings and opens through large French doors to the private patio.

                              • The garden is a great place to breakfast, surrounded by lush tropical plants.

                                The garden is a great place to breakfast, surrounded by lush tropical plants.

                              • Have a nap on the comfy lounge chairs before a dip in the refreshing pool.

                                Have a nap on the comfy lounge chairs before a dip in the refreshing pool.

                              • Opposite the kitchen is the new living area with screened windows and fans.

                                Opposite the kitchen is the new living area with screened windows and fans.

                              • It's your own private deck off the Master bedroom.

                                It's your own private deck off the Master bedroom.

                              • Enjoy sunset on the Pacific.

                                Enjoy sunset on the Pacific.

                              • Built with beautiful tiles, dark wood doors, tile roof, and open living spaces.

                                Built with beautiful tiles, dark wood doors, tile roof, and open living spaces.

                              • Enjoy the patio just outside the living room that overlooks the pool and garden.

                                Enjoy the patio just outside the living room that overlooks the pool and garden.

                              • A heavenly deep blue tiled pool and local stone patio in the garden.

                                A heavenly deep blue tiled pool and local stone patio in the garden.

                              • A private staircase to the 2nd floor enters into the new fully furnished kitchen

                                A private staircase to the 2nd floor enters into the new fully furnished kitchen

                              • The 2nd floor master queen bedroom leads to a private deck.

                                The 2nd floor master queen bedroom leads to a private deck.

                              • The 2nd floor also offers two twin beds in an airy guest bedroom.

                                The 2nd floor also offers two twin beds in an airy guest bedroom.

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                              This listing was first published here in 2008.

                              Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

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                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 12/10/14
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                              Member since: 2008
                              Speaks: english
                              • Response time: Within 24 hours
                              • Response rate: 100%
                              • Calendar last updated: 12/10/2014
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                              410-330-2968 (Maryland, USA)

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