Casa Melissa- Fabulous Views, Heated Pool, Tennis, Near Beach
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
San Francisco (San Pancho) house description
Casa Melissa is a unique private estate featuring breathtaking 180 degree views of the Pacific coastline from Punta Sayulita to the south to San Blas to the north. Located on a point overlooking the Pacific, the views from Casa Melissa are uninterrupted and spectacular. Yet you can easily walk to San Pancho on the wide sandy beach.
Casa Melissa is tropical Mexico as you dreamed it would be. During the day watch whales, dolphins and rays pass below as you enjoy a drink on the terrace or relax in the pool. In the evening the sunsets are breathtaking!
Amenities of the villa include 4 beautifully appointed bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a private lighted tennis court and a heated 'Infinity' swimming pool.
All rooms in Casa Melissa have ocean views.
The Casita, a 5th bedroom suite, features a queen bed, ceiling fan, air conditioner, full bathroom and a kitchenette. Its large ocean view terrace overlooks the tennis court.
Casa Melissa is for those who want to get away from it all,and to relax in luxury surrounded by the natural beauty of the Mexican Riviera.
All the bedrooms are air conditioned and the property has a whole house water purification system. Maid service is included Monday through Saturday and a restaurant trained cook is available to prepare dinner Monday through Friday evenings. The staff will even grocery shop for you before you arrive - you just pay for the groceries! We want to make your stay at Casa Melissa a true vacation.
Whales migrate along the coast between December and April. See them from the terrace or get close-up on a boat in the Bay of Banderas.
Nature lovers can enjoy tropical birds flying by at eye level or go on a bird watching tour. See iguanas, geckos, tejones or tour the turtle nursery and help release baby turtles into the ocean. Ocean kayaking, snorkeling and hiking in the palm jungle or walking on the mile long sandy beach are a few of the best ways to enjoy this tropical paradise.
The small town of San Pancho is unique. It has an active polo community and a polo field, a yoga center, a nine hole golf course and fabulous restaurants. There are many shops and a variety of restaurants within easy walking distance of Casa Melissa.
Events during the year include a national surfing contest, annual music festival, and Art Walk Friday nights in the winter. Or rent a car and explore the whole area.
Besides fabulous views, Casa Melissa has a private lighted tennis court. The tennis court is a special Australian product that is used in the tropics, a synthetic grass surface topped with sand. It plays like clay but is ready for play 15 minutes after a rain shower (very important in the summer). The other great thing about the court is that it slows the game down - great if you are playing mixed doubles. What makes this tennis court unique is that it has an ocean view! Try not to get distracted by the pelicans flying by as you play the game.
Casa Melissa has three bedrooms for the quoted price. The fourth bedroom in the main house and the nearby Casita bedroom suite are available for rent for an extra charge. The Casita is only rented as part of Casa Melissa. You would never share this beautiful estate with other renters.
Keywords: House, villa, tennis, pool, oceanfront, views, ocean, beach, polo, golf
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Ipod docking stations with CD player (5)), Whole house water purification system, Private Lighted Tennis Court, heated infinity pool, Cook, English-Speaking Maid, staff can shop for your requested groceries before you arrive so the kitchen will be stocked for you - including a pitcher of margaritas waiting for you in the freezer!...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Deck / Patio:
(2) Casa Melissa has a patio facing north for early morning sun in the winter and shade in the summer afternoons. Opens off the dining room/kitchen. Has incredible ocean view. Casita bedroom suite has a large ocean view terrace that overlooks the tennis court....moreless
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
A stay in paradise. We will return again and again.
- Guest Christy Lucio (Santa Cruz, Ca)
- Date of stay 11/01/07
- Review Submitted 11/08/07
We have visited Casa Melissa several times and it remains our favorite family getaway. Isabel and her family do a wonderful job of taking care of anything that we need -- I think they know everyone in town -- and having Yeyo cook dinner is a wonderful experience, except that his chile rellenos have pretty well ruined the chance of our ordering them anywhere else. Going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the surf makes it seem like you are a world away. We will be back again.
- Guest Bob E.
- Date of stay 02/08/14
- Review Submitted 02/28/14
Owner response: Thanks for taking the time to review Casa Melissa. We really appreciate your choosing to return to Casa Melissa each year for your vacation.
Upcoming stay at Casa Melissa August 2014Guest comment entered by owner
Upcoming stay at Casa Melissa August 2014
You know we are looking forward to spending our 25th anniversary at Casa Melissa as much as we enjoyed our 15th,17th,19th and both of our birthdays at various times. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of our first visit to your piece of paradise and we can't thank you enough for giving us every opportunity to visit the best place on the planet for so many memorable occasions.
- Guest JC
- Date of stay 11/01/11
- Review Submitted 02/11/14
Perfect in every way
Perfect in every way
Our three-generation family stayed at Casa Melissa last month and I will never find enough nice things to say about it! Even before our vacation started, Melissa was incredibly helpful in providing us with informaton about the area and making sure the bedrooms were set up in the way that would most comfortably accomodate our 7-person family. Our arrival on the property is something we will never forget. From the moment we entered through the gates we were amazed at the beauty of the grounds and the home. Then walking around to the front to see the infinity pool looking over the ocean made us all giddy. Truly, the pictures to not do this view justice. The house itself is extremely comfortable and provides the perfect blend of space for privacy and for gathering. The kitchen is extremely well-appointed - in fact we cooked most of our meals at the house. And Isabel and the rest of the staff could not have been more friendly, helpful and efficient. While we spent the majority of our time lounging by the infinity pool, enjoying the sunshine, incredible bird watching and unbelievable view of the water beneath, we did venture into San Pancho and Sayulita (just a short drive away) where the locals were wonderful and where we found some top-notch restaurants. I could not have wished for or even imagined a better place to spend our vacation than Casa Melissa.
- Guest Christina (Denver, CO)
- Date of stay 06/14/13
- Review Submitted 07/05/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for taking the time to review Casa Melissa. I am so glad you had such a wonderful time. I hope you are able to return again in the future.
Wonderful family vacation!
Wonderful family vacation!
Our family [grandparents, grown kids and 4 grandchildren] chose Casa Melissa because of three things: LOCATION - Casa Melissa is near Puerta Vallarta airport, yet the house is peaceful and quiet sitting high atop a hill overlooking the sea just outside the charming village of San Pancho. CHILD FRIENDLY - We have 4 children in our family [15 months to 8 years] so a pool was essential. The immaculately clean infinity pool had grassy areas around it where the children could play. The tennis court was a bonus! – THE WONDERFUL MELISSA of Casa Melissa gave us quick and thorough responses to our many questions. We could tell she genuinely cared about our concerns and gave us so much useful information to make our stay successful. The house is very comfortable with large rooms and every bedroom has it's own bathroom. We rented the Casita as well for our sister-in-law who visited for a few nights. The friendly staff is very attentive and helpful in every way. The weather was overcast and very humid for some of our stay, but we loved jumping in the pool to cool off! The children practically lived in the pool and didn't seem to mind the humidity because they were constantly in the water! Thanks to the tennis court, my sports - minded 5 year old grandson developed a passion for tennis. We highly recommend Casa Melissa for families with children. Thanks so much Melissa!
- Guest Peggy C. (-)
- Date of stay 05/31/13
- Review Submitted 06/11/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for taking the time to review Casa Melissa. I really appreciate it. I am glad the young children loved the pool. Five is not too young to start a tennis career! I am glad I could answer all your questions about the house and the area. We hope you will return again soon. Maybe in the less humid winter months.
Top Notch Vacation Rental
Top Notch Vacation Rental
Lots of attention to detail in this house, and the end result is highly enjoyable. Beautiful, private, and relaxing. --The grounds are well-manicured, and include plenty of flowering plants and even areas of green lawn surrounding the house (a rarity in Mexico). Expect visits from various species of birds and curious tejones. --The pool was flawless. Perfectly clean, and always heated to the exact perfect temperature, day and night, without us having to fuss with anything, or call anyone for help (many houses in this area have pools, but some of them are simply too cold to swim in for part of the year!). You can relax in the pool and watch the whales in the ocean. Bathrooms and closets are stocked with numerous towels. --Zero trouble whatsoever with the internet connection. --The owner was highly available via email to answer any questions we had. --The house includes a comprehensive information packet with details on activities in the area, reviews of restaurants, information on hikes, etc. --The groundskeeper, maid, chef, and house manager were helpful and professional, without being intrusive. --The house is perched on a cliff (incredible views), but there is a beach within walking distance (or a short drive). --Views from every room, and king-size beds in every bedroom.
- Guest Jonathan R.
- Date of stay 03/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/17/13
Owner response: Thank you for taking the time to write the review of Casa Melissa. I am glad you found the house so comfortable and the property so beautiful. We do work hard to make it a place exactly like we would like to stay for our vacations, and that definitely means a warm pool!
Some say "Paradise" is a state of mind. I know that "Paradise" is relaxing in the infinity pool at Casa Melissa, looking (and seeing) whales in the vast expanse of this magical ocean view. I am home, but my spirit continues to reside in infinity pool paradise.
- Guest laura (sebastopol, ca. USA)
- Date of stay 01/06/13
- Review Submitted 02/16/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about Casa Melissa. I am glad you enjoyed it and were able to relax there.
Our party of 6 adults just returned from 10 days at Casa Melissa. It exceeded our expectations in every way. Isabel cooked fajitas and chili rellanos our first evening. We also enjoyed eating out. A couple of our best meals were also our most inexpensive: the fish tacos by the baracuda stand and the burrito place next door. We thoroughly enjoyed the heated infinity pool. The views were incredible. We saw whales every day. We never got tired of watching them breech. The very, very nice tennis court was well used by our group. We took surfing lessons from Patricia's in Sayulita. We're in our 50's and 60's but all enjoyed some success. San Pancho is beautiful and quiet. We loved the high energy of Sayulita. The beach at Ricon de Guayabitos and the La Penita market were worth the trip. Definitely the best of many trips to Mexico. We hope to return to Casa Melissa some day.
- Guest Jim E.
- Date of stay 01/24/13
- Review Submitted 02/03/13
Owner response: Thank you for taking the time to review Casa Melissa. I was there over the Christmas holidays and saw many whales also. Some years I go on the whale watching boats and other years I am content to relax at Casa Melissa and watch the show from the pool! Thanks for the restaurant info as wel. I do hope you return.
Family Christmas getaway
Family Christmas getaway
When we arrived at Casa Melissa, we quickly agreed that the pictures did not do justice to how beautiful this property is. It exceeded expectations. We ate 4 meals at home: Red Snapper, Fajitas, Coconut Shrimp, and Chili Rellenos. Yeyo is an excellent cook and we'd strongly recommend using his services. Before the trip, I had an extensive dialog with Melissa and she promptly answered all questions asked from travel, to eating recommendations, to personal safety. I would highly recommend this property.
- Guest larry (Summit County, Colorado)
- Date of stay 12/15/12
- Review Submitted 12/26/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad I was helpful answering your questions before you arrived. I love to share my opinions and information about the house and the area.
I highly recommend this house
I highly recommend this house
This is my fourth trip to Casa Melissa. Each one has its own magic: the whales right off the coast that you can watch from the patio or infinity pool, the magnificent views, the sound of the waves crashing on the beach below, Isabel and Yeyo’s yummy cooking,the incredible light and the sunsets, the sweet town of San Pancho… It all adds up to a relaxing and restorative time in this vacation paradise.
- Guest Linda (Pataluma, California)
- Date of stay 01/21/12
- Review Submitted 02/02/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
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May 1 - May 30, 2014
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Oct 30
2 night min stay
Nov 1 - Dec 13
2 night min stay
Dec 15 - Apr 29
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates quoted are for a maximum of 6 guests using 3 bedrooms. The fourth bedroom in Casa Melissa is available for $30 nightly additional, max 8.
The 5th bedroom Casita suite is available for an additional $50 nightly.
Maximum guests staying on property is 10 including children.
No pets allowed.
Holiday surcharges: Christmas/New Years 20% additional. Thanksgiving and Easter 10% additional.
Non-refundable 50% deposit due at booking and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
Refund is possible if we can rent the dates to another group. Credit Card charges will be deducted from refund.
We recommend Traveler's Insurance.
- Taxes Not included
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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- Nearest Airport: Puerto Vallarta at 25 Miles
- Nearest Beach: San Pancho at 0.12 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Mar Plata at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Las Huertas at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Mar Plata at 0.25 Miles
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: We are a family of 4. We have always spent part of the winter in Mexico. When we discovered San Pancho we knew this was the place where we wanted to build a house. We built the house to fit our family, so each of the kids had their own bedroom and could have a friend come down and vacation with them, plus we have an extra bedroom for the parents.
Why the Owner Chose San Francisco (San Pancho):
We were lucky enough to visit San Pancho before it was 'discovered'. When we saw this property with its incredible views we knew we had to buy it. We see more of the coast/ocean then any other property in the area! It is magical. Arriving at Casa Melissa and looking at the view is immediately relaxing. My favorite thing is to swim in the pool mesmerized by the views in each direction. My husband and I disagreed on only one thing - which was the better view, the view to the south looking at Punta Sayulita or the view to the north looking at a series of small beaches. So most of the house has views to the south, but the master bedroom has views in both directions and has a balcony on the north side as well as opening to the terrace on the south side. In the mornings I sit in the dining room looking north and he sits at the opposite end of the table looking south. We worked it out.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Besides the fabulous view, we had to have a tennis court. We built one made out of an Australian product that is sand and astro-turf. It plays like clay but is ready for play 15 minutes after the rain ends (very important in the summer). The other great thing about the court is that it slows the game down - great if you are playing mixed doubles or singles with your husband. Oh and the other great thing about the court is that it has an ocean view. Try not to get distracted by the pelicans flying over the ocean as you play the game.
- Primary: (707) 874-9345
- Fax: +1 (707) 595-4302
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Casa Melissa sits on a point above the Pacific Ocean
View to the north and north facing shady sitting area
View to the south from Casa Melissa
Private lighted tennis court
Dining room with ocean views in three directions
Casita 5th bedroom suite with queen sized bed, private bath and kitchenette
Casa Melissa oceanfront home
Swimming Pool & View South to Punta Sayulita
View to the north from Casa Melissa
Casa Melissa living area
Enjoy the views from the heated pool
Relax on the shady terrace
Casita ocean view terrace overlooking tennis court
4BR/3BA Casa Melissa
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