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

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

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Last updated: 10/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Francisco (San Pancho) house 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

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • 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

              • 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

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  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

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming

                  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
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street:

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

                  • Telephone:

                    The telephone is available for your use. ...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

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  Outside

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  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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                      $180

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                      Last updated: 10/03/2014
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                      Location

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

                      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.

                      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 you 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.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

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

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

                      • 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 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.

                      • 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.

                      • 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.

                      • 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.

                      • 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.

                      • 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?

                      • The moon bathroom.

                        The moon bathroom.

                      • This is hammock grove.  Perfectly peaceful.

                        This is hammock grove. Perfectly peaceful.

                      VRBO #244977

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Friday, October 10, 2014

                      $180 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Speaks: english
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