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Secluded Casita in Lush Garden, Palapa, Small Pool, Near Beach

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Your magnificent PALAPA. It catches the breezes and channels them to the house.

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Property description

LA CASITA CELESTIAL, as the name implies, is a Heavenly Place. From the moment you approach the stone-embedded welcoming mat, you’ll know that you are in for a “stellar” experience.

Its GRACIOUS CENTRAL ROOM is filled with stars – and a very comfortable sitting area, a high-definition, large-screen television with American and Canadian programming, a DVD player, wi-fi, a cozy kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, and an eclectic library with books on Mexico – its rich history and culture, its politics and tourist attractions, and, especially, its remarkable arts and crafts.

A large sliding glass door allows you to walk onto THE TERRACE WITH ITS MAGNIFICENT PALAPA, a thatched roof structure used since the time of the Mayans and Aztecs to capture sea breezes and keep COOL.

Under the palapa is your own private, cooling plunge pool, and classic equipal furniture for dining or relaxing. To the south you see the Pacific; to the east and west, the lush jungle with its fascinating birds and butterflies.

There are TWO BEDROOMS, each with its own bath and distinctive character, filled with works of Mexican artists from all around the country. Keeping with the celestial theme, one bedroom celebrates the sun rising from the east, with roosters standing as a mute reminder that there is a great day a-dawning. The other celebrates the moon shining out over the Gulf of Cortez with owls keeping watch over your deep and restful sleep. To aid in that sleep, both bedrooms are air-conditioned.

CASITA CELESTIAL is part of a three-house villa -- VILLA DE VISTAS (The House of Views). LA CASA QUE CANTA (The House that Sings – 6000 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 4 baths) sits on the top of the hill. EL NIDO DE LA TORTUGA (The Nest of the Turtle – 900 sq. ft – two bedrooms, one bath) is nestled into the hillside.



Keywords: Casita, Palapa, Terrace

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We don't know where to put this 'feature,' but perhaps this category will suffice. The Casita Celestial is down three flights of stairs. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love the plunge pool. They also love the family pool, which is thoughtfully constructed to accommodate children of all ages. There is a wading area for infants and toddlers, a bench that older children love to jump off, several other excellent jumping places and the pool is only a meter and half deep (4.5 feet.) But, and this is important, young children need to be supervised. The railings around the pool and the palapa can be crawled through by an adventuresome child....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    It is o.k. to smoke outside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Celebrate the Sun Bedroom: 1 king

    A marvelous sun shines down - Rooster wake you with SILENCE....moreless

  • Shine On Pacific Moon Bedroom: 1 king

    Moon beams out of deep blue and owls promise peaceful sleep....moreless

  • King size beds (2) Both of the king mattresses are brand new and of very good quality. , Baby Cribs (2) We have two pack and plays.....and also high chairs...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bath in the Sun Suite: toilet, shower

    Talavera tile of a happy sun is the inspiration - two sinks...moreless

  • Bath in the Moon Suite: toilet, shower

    Pensive moon tile - side-by-side sinks - circular shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Primarily, the location -- five minute walk from beach and twenty-five from town. Secondarily, the setting -- CASITA CELESTIAL is located in a verdant jungle garden which uses native plants, some of which were on the property when we purchased it...and some of which were purchased from knowledgeable sources and planted by Melissa and Rodrigo, our property caretaker who is a fine gardener....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Just purchased -- a large screen, high definition TV with Canadian and American programming -- including channels from both the east coast and the west....moreless

  • Television:

    Big-screen, high def TV with programming from Canada...and also from Detroit on the east and Seattle and Spokane on the west coast....moreless

  • Toys:

    Since this entire complex was built to accommodate our grandchildren, we have pool toys and other toys and games for children....moreless

  • Video Library:

    It's really too small to be called a library, but we are now collecting videos. We have a small children's section, a small classic (mostly comedy) section, and a special Mexican-themed section....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    We are surrounded by lush jungle....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Although the views from the rest of the property are spectacular, the Casita Celestial only has a view through the jungle. But our guests tell us that seeing the ocean through the lush jungle foliage is also pretty special....moreless

  • Village:

    San Pancho is a magical pueblo. It is described as the arts and crafts center of Nayarit. It also has excellent restaurants....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a lovely dining area under the Palapa. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We have excellent air-conditioning in all bedrooms. There are fans in all of the rooms and under the palapa....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Our internet service now comes from a provider in Saylulita. It is very quick (which is unusual in San Pancho). We are told it is faster than 99% of service in Mexico and much faster than home....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillowcases and towels provided and replaced as needed during your stay....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living space inside the house has a TV and a place to sit and read. Since the weather is so lovely almost all year, we have sitting areas under the palapa and in the midst of the garden....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    There is ample parking at the top of the hill....moreless

  • Telephone:

    The telephone is available for your use. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We do provide towels for shower and pool...and have some beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    There is WiFi internet service throughout the property, including the CASITA CELESTIAL, which is furthest down the hill....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    An outdoor fire place. One of the joys of vacation is gathering around a fire -- bonfire on the beach or fireplace at home or campfire in the jungle -- just to talk!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    We have used several caterers and can help you arrange for this through our excellent house managers....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have chosen throughout to purchase quality pots, pans, kitchen tools, and cutlery. We like to cook and believe you will really like cooking in this gracious kitchen. (But there are GREAT restaura...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We provide really attractive dish ware, frequently purchased from Mexican craftsmen. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has excellent appliances -- all new and of high quality. It also has talavera tiles and functional examples of Mexican arts and crafts....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We have a supply of standard items, like salt, pepper, sugar, and basic spices so that you do not to bring them or buy them. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    A new refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    There is a bicycle, but we want to warn you to be extra careful when riding on the cobblestone roads in the village. (I took a nasty fall.) Cuidado! Be Careful....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is really no category with VRBO to explain the joy of a palapa. Since the time of the Mayans and Aztecs Mexicans have kept cool by constructing elaborate thatched roofs with openings at the top. This creates a chimney effect to catch the ocean breezes and channel them through the house. We live on this 'deck/patio' twelve months a year....moreless

  • Golf:

    There is a lovely nine-hole course within walking distance of the Casita Celestial....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We don't have a kayak or canoe of our own but there are places that rent right in town....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    See deck/patio....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    CASITA CELESTIAL is embedded in a marvelous tropical garden, created by Melissa (a master gardener) and cared for by Rodrigo (our competent and pleasant property manager). Home of exotic birds....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have an easy-to-use Weber grill waiting for your use. We keep extra canisters of propane on sight....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Two of our sons are surfers. They keep surf boards in the house and often allow guests to use them. We will ask you to contact one of them to alert them to your use and get advice on where to go....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    As was just reported, the Casita Celestial is part of a three-house complex. There is a fairly large pool (10 meters by 5 meters -- 34 ft. by 16 ft.) and a hot tub just up the stairs. Note please: If the other two houses are rented you may not be able to use the pool. Contact owners...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    In the winter it's a hot tub. In the summer it's a cool plunge pool. It's your's alone. There are two other pools on the property and, depending on other rentals, they may well be available for your use. Contact owners....moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    As you know the Casita Celestial is part of a three-house complex. Up the stairs is ....and also the family pool and Jacuzzi. Note please: If the other two houses are rented, you may not be able to...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
VALUE SEASON
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$180
$1,200
NOVEMBER
Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,400
DECEMBER
Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,400
HIGH SEASON
Jan 9 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$225
$1,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

For your information: The CASITA CELESTIAL is part of a three-house complex. LA CASA QUE CANTA , our biggest home, is listed as VRBO #283934. EL NIDO DE LA TORTUGA (The Nest of the Turtle) sleeps four persons, is located on the pool deck, and has a complete kitchen. It rents for $160 a night or $1150 a week during high season; $130 per night or $890 during value season. Please inquire if you are interested in another combination of these three delightfully decorated and comfortable homes.


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Puerto Vallarta
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Panchitos
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
Las Huertas Golf Club
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 200
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Mar Plata
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
San Pancho's pristine north end of the beach

Car: Recommended

The CASITA CELESTIAL IS A FIVE-MINUTE WALK TO THE BEAUTIFUL SAN PANCHO BEACH!

It is a twenty-minute walk to the center of the pueblo.

It is situated in a beautiful jungle garden which includes a hammock grove and also a deck for sitting and sunning.

It is part of a three-house villa. You might want to look at the VRBO sites # 244889 and 283934.

Finally, we want you to know that the CASITA is beautifully appointed. Every room has Mexican artsand crafts that were commissioned just to carry out the theme of a little house that sits in a jungle and celebrates the heavens -- stars, sun, moon.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: A note from Melissa and Bill Roberts: Although we know you will be pampered by our staff in San Pancho, we also want you to know a bit about us. We have lived most of our adult life in Middletown, Connecticut, where Melissa has been a school social worker and Bill a clergyman, and then a consultant. When we were in our thirties with three young sons we built a home on Cape Cod, which became a very special place for our family. But as the boys grew up, moved away to the west coast, and had children of their own, we decided to relocate our vacation home in a place more convenient for them. We found this precious little pueblo called San Pancho and built a very impressive home there. Actually, we built three inter-connected homes. We will say more about the town and our homes in a moment, but we want to underscore how important both friends and family are to us. We like to think that anyone who rents will also value friends and family and cherish this exquisite vacation home.

Why the Owner Chose San Francisco (San Pancho):
San Pancho. The Jewel of the Mexican Rivera. The Cultural Center of the State of Nayarit. A charming little Mexican town which has not lost its character even as it has provided its hospitality to a relatively small group of Americans and Canadians. We are so grateful for the welcome we have received from the folks who have lived here for generations. But we also pleased to be part of an expatriate community which respects the people and the traditions of the Mexicans. Our guests regularly comment that it is wonderful to be a bit removed from the village. It is quiet here. The primary sounds are the pounding surf, the rustling leaves of the palm trees, and the singing of birds -- some of whom cackle more than they sing. The property provides a perfect combination of surf and turf, in this case the turf is a jungle. The CASITA is one of three homes on this property. It is completely separated from the other two, entered by its own stairway or, in the other direction, by a path through a stunning tropical garden. It has its own dipping pool, its own outdoor sitting area, and a large palapa, which ushers sea breezes into the house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We worked with three architects in designing this house. Part of the reason we had so many is that we were determined that we could create characteristics in a single building project which, on the surface, might seem contradictory. But we believe we have been successful in pulling things together. Some examples: 1) The house is utterly open to the natural world, just spilling out into the jungle and overseeing the Gulf of Cortez; yet is can be closed up almost totally, protecting us and provding us with wonderfully intimate places to talk, and eat, and read, and just BE. 2) Our home is really three homes, which means you can have a large group here, BUT you can also use it as a quiet place for a romantic getaway for two. 3) All three houses have high quality appliances, modern cooking conveniences and utensils, and purified water, excellent airconditioning, BUT the glassware and the serving dishes, the furniture and the woodworking, the lights and the tiling -- all things that allow us to show off the exquisite Mexican craftsmanship that we have discovered in traveling through the country. 4) We are quite close to the beach and to town, but we are far enough away and are so totally self-sufficient (what with three pools) that we avoid the noise and the dust and even the traffic of this bustling little pueblo.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Your magnificent PALAPA. It catches the breezes and channels them to the house.

    Your magnificent PALAPA. It catches the breezes and channels them to the house.

  • San Pancho Beach--A mile long, just waiting for your  footprints in the sand.

    San Pancho Beach--A mile long, just waiting for your footprints in the sand.

  • You can tell that this place has class as you enter the front gate of the Villa.

    You can tell that this place has class as you enter the front gate of the Villa.

  • The Casita Celestial is completely surrounded by tropical plantings.

    The Casita Celestial is completely surrounded by tropical plantings.

  • We love cooking in this colorful kitchen.  Hope you do, too.

    We love cooking in this colorful kitchen. Hope you do, too.

  • Sitting area.

    Sitting area.

  • Looking back from the benches on the Palapa toward the house itself.

    Looking back from the benches on the Palapa toward the house itself.

  • This is the sun bathroom.  Guess what you are going to find in the moon bath?

    This is the sun bathroom. Guess what you are going to find in the moon bath?

  • Every detail is just perfect. Here are the owls watching over your sleep.

    Every detail is just perfect. Here are the owls watching over your sleep.

  • It's a short walk down these stairs to a marvelous tropical garden.

    It's a short walk down these stairs to a marvelous tropical garden.

  • This is hammock grove.  Perfectly peaceful.

    This is hammock grove. Perfectly peaceful.

  • We call this stunning bird our Christmas messenger, all red and green.

    We call this stunning bird our Christmas messenger, all red and green.

  • San Pancho really is this idyllic -- it's the Jewel of the Riviera Nayarit.

    San Pancho really is this idyllic -- it's the Jewel of the Riviera Nayarit.

  • This is the view from the beach.  We are that close -- four or five minute walk.

    This is the view from the beach. We are that close -- four or five minute walk.

  • The stairway down to the CASITA.

    The stairway down to the CASITA.

  • Walk through the sitting area (with TV) through the kitchen out under the PALAPA

    Walk through the sitting area (with TV) through the kitchen out under the PALAPA

  • Behind the cabinet doors -- a TV (with English language programming) and DVD.

    Behind the cabinet doors -- a TV (with English language programming) and DVD.

  • We live under the PALAPA all year round.

    We live under the PALAPA all year round.

  • The bedroom honoring the sun...with roosters to silently wake you.

    The bedroom honoring the sun...with roosters to silently wake you.

  • The moon shines from the west.  Notice the owls that watch over you all night.

    The moon shines from the west. Notice the owls that watch over you all night.

  • The moon bathroom.

    The moon bathroom.

  • CASITA CELESTIAL has its own private area for sitting and sunning in the jungle.

    CASITA CELESTIAL has its own private area for sitting and sunning in the jungle.

  • While you are lying in your hammock, check out the Mexican blue jay.

    While you are lying in your hammock, check out the Mexican blue jay.

  • You are in good company with the Mayan ball player, a figure from Mexico's past.

    You are in good company with the Mayan ball player, a figure from Mexico's past.

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