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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.
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
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
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
Just purchased -- a large screen, high definition TV with Canadian and American programming -- including channels from both the east coast and the west....moreless
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
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
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
Golf Privileges Optional
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
We have excellent air-conditioning in all bedrooms. There are fans in all of the rooms and under the palapa....moreless
Parking Off Street:
There is ample parking at the top of the hill....moreless
There is WiFi internet service throughout the property, including the CASITA CELESTIAL, which is furthest down the hill....moreless
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
We have used several caterers and can help you arrange for this through our excellent house managers....moreless
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
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
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
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
Pool / Spa
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
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
VALUE SEASON May 1 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$200
One half of payment at time of reservation. The other half one month prior to rental. Visa and MasterCard accepted. Security Deposit returned within three weeks of departure.
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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.
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.
Speaks: english, spanish
Primary:(860) 347-3935 (Connecticut, USA)
Secondary:+52 311 258-4518 (Mexico)
Tertiary:+52 258-4192Bob and Vicky Farmer, bi-lingual House Managers