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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: 03/25/2014

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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 $40/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.

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              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

              Kitchen & Dining

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

              Amenities

              • Babysitter
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Linens Provided

              Entertainment

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

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

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

                  • Balcony:

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

                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Village
                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Groceries
                  • Tennis
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Marina
                  • Water Parks
                  • Museums
                  • Festivals
                  • Live Theater
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Laundromat
                  • Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 13 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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                  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.

                  • Two twin beds in airy guest bedroom.

                    Two twin beds in airy guest bedroom.

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

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

                  • 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.

                  • Upstairs is an open air livingroom with palm thatched roof and mountain view.

                    Upstairs is an open air livingroom with palm thatched roof and mountain view.

                  • The colorful master bedroom leads to private deck.

                    The colorful master bedroom leads to private deck.

                  • Enjoy sunset on the Pacific.

                    Enjoy sunset on the Pacific.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 26, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Speaks: english

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