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Villa de Vistas is a luxurious, ecological paradise just five minutes from the beach and a twenty five-minute walk from the center of San Pancho. The Villa has three separate houses that can be rented together or individually. It is located on a stunning property overlooking the Pacific......a perfect destination for those seeking tranquility and natural beauty without compromising comfort...... ideal for family reunions, gatherings of friends, and life's celebrations. All three houses are artistically designed and beautifully furnished with vibrant Mexican fabrics, tiles, and museum quality arts and crafts.
Although there are many distinctive features at Villa de Vistas, these seem to be the most remarkable:
FIRST: ITS SHEER SIZE (over 8200 sq. ft.) and the thoughtful way in which the three houses and even the individual rooms are related to one another. This allows gracious spaces for groups to gather and many intimate locations for reading, reflecting, relaxing and quiet conversation.
SECOND: ITS POOL is unusually large for a vacation home in San Pancho. Not only that, but the pool was designed with families in mind. There is a large step where infants can splash in very shallow water -- a couple inches deep. There is a bench that wraps around the pool and is a delight to toddlers who can walk around and jump into their parents' arms. There is also a raised terrace which is perfect for older children to fly into the pool with masterful spins and loops. They land in water that is less than five feet deep. Right next to the family pool is a HOT TUB where the jumpers can go to keep their muscles warm for the next performance! Also Casita Celestial has a PALAPA with its own dipping pool. All three pools can be heated for your comfort.
THIRD: ITS LOCATION. It's in the jungle, which has been tamed by a master gardener to create a botanical wonder and a home for exotic birds and native wildlife.
FOURTH: ITS GRACIOUSNESS AND AMENITIES. Each of the three kitchens has top-of-the-line appliances. All the bedrooms have king sized beds with excellent mattresses. The furniture throughout is tastefully chosen. The two televisions are large-screen, high definition with programming beamed in from Canada (and cities just across the border -- Detroit in the east, Spokane and Seattle in the west). Wi-fi connection throughout. Pool toys. Firepit to SAFELY enjoy a campfire. Hammock. Three grills. Two cribs. Two high chairs. Children’s furniture. Full-time staff. Knowledgable, helpful, local, bi-lingual house managers. Chefs, massage therapists, baby sitters available.
FINALLY, THE DISTINCTIVE CHARACTER OF EACH OF THE THREE HOUSES:
HOUSE ONE: 3 BR (king) 4 BA - Sleeps 6
On the top of the hill, at street level is the main floor of the Big House, where you will find the spacious living room, dining room, kitchen (laundry and pantry), family room and guest bath. All of these rooms are essentially interconnected in one great open space. They have fabulous views of the jungle, beach and ocean. The kitchen and family room are air-conditioned.
Going UP the magnificent spiral staircase, you come to the Upper Terrace and the Master Suite with its luxurious marble bath and private sunning deck. Several of our guests have remarked that the master bath reminded them of a high-end spa.
Going DOWN the spiral staircase from the main floor you come to the bedroom floor with two large bedroom suites. One has a fabulous jungle and garden view and boasts a sitting area and dual showers; the other has a large terrace overlooking the ocean.
HOUSE TWO: 1 BR (king) 1BR (bunk), 1 BA - Sleeps 4
If you go DOWN one more flight of stairs you come to the pool deck. It is also from this level that you enter EL NIDO DE LA TORTUGA (The Nest of the Turtle), which is a completely contained home with about 900 square feet nestled under the “mother house.” The NIDO has its own kitchen, a sitting area, and is four steps from the large pool.
HOUSE THREE: 2 BR (both king suites) and 2 BA - Sleeps 4
If you go DOWN one more flight of stairs you come to the charming CASITA CELESTIAL (The Heavenly Little House) with its two bedroom suites, one celebrating the sun and the other celebrating the moon, a complete kitchen, a sitting area with its own television and DVD player. Also the CASITA has a PALAPA with a dipping pool that stays cool year around, except in the winter, when it can be heated.
Each of the three houses can be rented alone, but the entire villa is perfect for families and friends who are seeking a safe, luxurious, accommodating and beautiful vacation home.
Keywords: Villa with 3 Complete Homes, 7 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, stunning Ocean Views, 3 Heated Pools, easy walk to San Pancho Beach! Perfect for Celebrations, Reunions, Large or Small Gatherings.
The three houses are constructed on a hill. The ceilings throughout are high. This means that there are fairly long stairways connecting the various levels. This villa may not be appropriate for people who have serious trouble walking. On the other hand, the principal deck is at street level and is easily accessible to all....moreless
There are dining places - inside and out - associated with all three houses. LA CASA has a rather formal dining room that seats 10 people with other tables nearby. At poolside there is dining for 10....moreless
We have a phone line and guests are invited to use it for local calls and for long distance calls in the country of Mexico. It should not be used for calls to Canada, the States, or Europe....moreless
(3) All three kitchens are artfully designed with Mexican artifacts even as they have state-of-the-art appliances. They are fully outfitted, not only for your own cooking pleasures, but to accommodate guest chefs who may prepare meals in our kitchens for you....moreless
(5) Similarly it is difficult to define the number of balconies. Suffice it to say that all levels of the CASA and the NIDO have their own terraces and all have views of the ocean. The PALAPA attached to the CASITA could also be considered a deck. It only has peek-a-boo views of the ocean. On the other hand it has marvelous views of the jungle...and a wonderful hammock for relaxing under the canopy of palms....moreless
(4) It's hard to say how many terraces there are because there are several connected to each of the three houses. There are lots of places to enjoy the miraculous sunsets! Every one is distinct....moreless
A PALAPA is very similar to a Lanai. Using techniques developed by the first residents in this tropical paradise, the palapa has a thatched room which is constructed in such a way to catch the ocean breezes and channel them through the big sliding door into the CASITA. Even in the warmest summer days, it is cool under the palapa....moreless
(3) There are THREE POOLS on the property. The CASITA CELESTIAL has its own dipping pool, which stays cool in the summer and is heated in the winter. On the pool deck there is a small pool and our FAMILY POOL, which is designed so it is welcoming and safe for infants, toddlers, and children of all ages....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
November High Season
Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2015
3 night min stay
Thanksgiving week (add 10%)
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
7 night min stay
December High Season
Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
Holiday Weeks (add 25%)
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Remember: Villa de Vistas includes three houses. The houses can also be rented separately or in various combinations.
A separate VRBO site (#244977) introduces CASITA CELESTIAL ($225 nightly or $1400 weekly in High Season: $180 nightly or $1200 weekly in Value Season).
We rent EL NIDO DE LA TORTUGA ($160 nightly or $1080 weekly in High Season; $130 nightly or $890 weekly - Value Season.) Inquire about other combinations to fit your needs.
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THE BEAUTIFUL SAN PANCHO BEACH IS A FIVE-MINUTE WALK AWAY.
We have recently created a path through a lush tropical garden down to Calle Palmas. It takes about two minutes to walk down the pathway. It then takes another three minutes to walk to the beach. In addition to being extremely functional, the pathway puts you up close and personal with native plants, exotic birds and beautiful butterflies.
Year Purchased: 2009
About: A note from Melissa and Bill Roberts: Even though you will have four marvelous hosts in our San Pancho staff, we want to take a moment and introduce ourselves to you. We have lived most of our adult life in Middletown, Connecticut, where Melissa was a school social worker and Bill was a clergyman for the first half of his career and a consultant for the second half. In the 1970s we built a home on Cape Cod for our family -- we have three sons. The Cape House was very important to our family, but as the boys grew up and moved away and had children of their own, we decided to sell that house and built a three-home complex in San Pancho, which is just perfect for our family and our hosting friends and renters.
Why San Francisco (San Pancho):
In 2006 two of our sons went on a surfing-scouting trip to the west coast of Mexico, found their way to San Pancho, and immediately fell in love with the town and the beach. A month later we rearranged some travel plans and went to check it out for ourselves. Well, we also loved the place. The Mexicans were very friendly and also very proud of their charming little town. The Americans and Canadians we met seemed to respect the culture and value their relationships with the residents whose families, in some cases, had lived in San Pancho for over a hundred years. It seemed that this would be an ideal place to build a home for generations of our family. We purchased this particular property with the hopes, just the hopes, that we might have a pretty good view of the ocean. As the construction progressed it became clearer and clearer that we would have not only 'a pretty good view,' but SPECTACULAR VIEWS of the ocean, the beach, the town (San Pancho), Sayulita in the distance, and, equally stunning, fantastic views of the jungle....from many different locations on the property. Although we originally called our home La Casa Que Canta, because it seemed to sing with the profundo of the ocean surf, the rustling of the palm leaves, and the chirping of the birds, we have renamed it the VILLA DE VISTAS -- the Villa of Views. As you will see the property presented some challenges since it goes sharply downhill, but Melissa (with partial assistance from three different architects) was able to change those challenges into opportunities, which allows us to have three separate homes in very close proximity to one another.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The unique benefit of renting the entire villa is that you have a lot of space in a secluded, secure, quiet setting.....with comfortably large areas for gatherings of many people......and lots of places for intimate conversations among just a few people....or just to rest and relax by yourself. THREE FEATURES THAT YOU WILL JUST LOVE: First, the pool, which has become the primary gathering place, is designed so children of all ages -- from infants to grandparents -- can feel safe as they play together. Infants can sit in a few inches of water and splash away. Toddlers can run around the benches and jump of the ledge. Adults can feel assured that their children are safe. Not only that, but the pool is heated in the winter, cooled by the rains and shade of the palm trees in the summer. And not only THAT, but there is a Jacuzzi right nearby. Second, the VILLA DE VISTAS has a fire pit on the path along side of the CASITA CELESTIAL. It's a great place to light a little campfire, toast up s'mores, sing a song, tell a tale, and just reflect on the day, or the week or life itself. The palm trees which have been there for what seems like forever and the stars above put a little perspective on our human existence. Finally, Melissa is a master gardener. Her garden in Connecticut is a showpiece. As soon as she concluded the oversight of the construction project, she turned her attention to the creation of an lush, tropical garden. She found native plants which are very happy in her garden.
Villa has 3 houses-- 7 BR, 8 BA, 2 heated pools, ocean views--rent one or all 3.
Even before you cross the threshold you can tell that this is a very classy home
Dining room: Notice living room & staircase; spaces flow from one to another.
LA CASA's world class kitchen -- a place for you or a chef to prepare meals.
Likewise, all bathrooms are distinctive. This one is in LA CASA QUE CANTA.
It's a big complex. This view from Casita roof....of El Nido and La Casa
The family pool is perfect for children of all ages.....and the ocean is nearby.
Children love this bunk bedroom! It's like sleeping in a tree house.
Notice the arts. This is the sitting area in the CASITA, place for TV.
The CASITA's moon bedroom, like the sun bedroom, features commissioned art work.
This sunny spot in the jungle converts to a fire pit when we remove the decking.
There are flowers EVERYWHERE. Melissa is a master gardener.
The living room opens on to a large terrace with stunning views of Costa Azul.
Up the staircase to the master bedroom and best view....down to bedrooms & pools
There are other places for intimate dinners, most with ocean views.
Seven king size bedrooms. One bunk room. All distinctive.
Another lovely sitting area, outside one of the bedrooms in LA CASA.
Family pool is one of the largest of any of the villas in San Pancho.
EL NIDO may be the most delightful place to stay. Check VRBO 244889.
A flight of stairs down the hill gets you from pool deck to CASITA CELESTIAL.
CASITA CELESTIAL kitchen. The sun, the moon, and the stars make it heavenly.
The PALAPA -- ancient Mayan way to keep cool and channel sea breezes.
The jungle garden includes a hammock grove. See more on VRBO 244977.
The most marvelous birds make VILLA DE VISTAS their home. You may do so, also.
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