Tranquility- in Lo De Marcos, Mexico
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
San Francisco (San Pancho) house description
Private, secluded Casa Blanca, in Lo de Marcos, (40 minutes from Puerto Vallarta and 5 miles north of San Francisco - San Pancho) is waiting to be discovered by your party. A 'One of a Kind,' gated, seven acre villa with infinity pool, private hot tub and pool table overlooking the Pacific Ocean offers breathtaking 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, mountains, and jungle. This is a nature lovers paradise with whale watching, birds, and flora all visible from your large and very private patio, pool, hot tub and sun deck.
One block to the beautiful palm lined white sand beach and a ten minute walk to the friendly, quiet, village of Lo de Marcos. A treasure of a place to drop out and get away.
5 minutes away guests find great restaurants and shopping in the villages of San Francisco (San Poncho), Sayulita and La Penita! For added entertainment and pleasure, Casa Blanca offers Broad Band High Speed Internet, Pool table, Satellite TV and a large well equipped kitchen for the avid chef in your party.
Horseback riding is available at next door neighbor's stable. Contact info on Casa Blanca's kitchen counter. In addition are numerous sporting activities and excursions nearby, including surfing, fishing and golf.
Enjoy peace and solitude at your villa and just 5 minutes away find the hustle and bustle of numerous villages for shopping and dining and night life. Discover the art of the historic Huechel Indians as they sell their colorful and dramatic exquisite yarn paintings and beaded sculptures and half the price from those sold in the US.
Cchoose to stay at Casa Blanca and, guaranteed, your party will want to return again and again for that 'once in a lifetime lodging experience'.
Apologies, Casa Blanca is not toddler, pet or smoker friendly.
Keywords: 3 bedroom Vacation rental,4,000 sq. ft
home,ocean views, swimming pool, walk to beach
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- King size beds (2) King can be converted to 2 twins in master bedroom, please request twins at time of booking. Additional king in second bedroom. Ocean views from all bedrooms., Queen size Beds (1) Ocean view from this bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Rollaway available as a single bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon can be made into a double bed...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room seats 8
- Washing Machine
- Pool Table and board games. Extensive library as well!
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Pool Table
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Four of us including 2 teenagers stayed at the lovely Casa Blanca overlooking Lo De Marcos and it's beautiful beaches and mountains for 10 glorious days this spring. The casa was clean, comfortable, and spacious - ideal for 2 families or 1 family wanting 2 sleeping areas separate and private from one another. The views and pool were the focal points of the residence for us and the pool was kept clean and at a perfect temperature. Bill and Mary were great hosts - Bill thank you for all the assistance whenever we needed it and all your tips on places to go and things to do. As for Lo De Marcos, what a charming little village. Still quite authentic Mexican. If you don't mind that there is only one american restaurant (Luna - which is awesome) and you won't find a great margarita in town, then you'll love it there. But there are many great restaurants (and great margaritas) in nearby San Pancho & Sayulita (15 & 25 minute drives away respectively). If you like horseback riding, then go with Lenny - he's a great guide and makes it a special experience. The people of Lo De Marcos are friendly and we felt completely safe there. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to have a more authentic mexican experience than what you would get in Puerto Vallarta or Sayulita.
- Guest Mic (Vancouver Island, Canada)
- Date of stay 03/27/13
- Review Submitted 04/14/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks, we look forward to seeing you next year Bill
Trip of a Lifetime
Trip of a Lifetime
We just returned from a 2 week vacation at Casa Blanca in the little village of Lo de Marcos. We have been to Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias, Rincon de Guayabitos, and this place is a little piece of paradise. The Casa is large with an open concept. The space was clean and tastefully decorated. The bedrooms large, with ceiling fans. Three bathrooms, with plenty of space. The kitchen is very well-stocked and there is an extensive library with games and books. The pool is mostly shaded until 3 pm or so , and the hot tub turned on for the evening or earlier upon request. From the deck we saw whales in the ocean daily. (hint:take binoculars) The drive way is in a nutshell, a major workout! It is long and steep! The beach is down the driveway, and about a block away. Most days the waves were strong, but fun to play in! The beach is very quiet, with 2 palapa restaurants near the area where swimming was the best. Lo De Marcos is an amazing little Mexican town.It took about 10 minutes for us to walk to the main shopping area, and we walked home in the dark several times -never feeling unsafe) We attended several community events/fundraisers: tasting ribs, fish tacos, pizza , tamales, chimichungas , flan and margaritas from local restaurants. There was entertainment and music in the square which we were attended and met locals as well as long term tourists. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. Groceries were easy to buy: fresh fish, meat, produce, soda, beer and wine... There was a local bakery where you could walk in and see the hearth oven and pastries being made and baked and buy on the spot. A cute little coffee shop downtown for our mochas and lattes, and several juice stands. There are a handful of restaurants in town to try for supper as well. La Luna (italian ) and Arciellas were our favorites. Bill and Mary are the onsite caretakers who live behind the casa in their own casita. They were amazingly helpful and always friendly. We were 2 families with total of 4 kids. (6-9 yrs) I would not recommend younger children staying there as the drop offs from pool and deck are big, and with the hike up the driveway, they would not manage. It worked very well for us , with lots of space for playing and relaxing. It was a fantastic vacation and we will be back! Thanks so much Bill and Mary.
- Guest sdnlk4 (canada)
- Date of stay 02/03/13
- Review Submitted 02/25/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Lovely Time Away from Snow and Cold
Lovely Time Away from Snow and Cold
Just returned from 9 days in Lo De Marcos...our first visit to this sweet, sleepy Mexican town. We found Casa Blanca a lovely respite with it's incredible ocean views, whale sightings, tropical birds and foliage. Since we do so much of our own cooking while in Mexico, we found the tortilla factory, fish guy and in-season produce in tow. (We shop at the Mega Mart in Bucerias on our way from the airport to pick up most staples and such.) Weather was 80 degrees every day, the waves crashed 24/7, the beach the cleanest and most vast we've experienced on this side of the Pacific; estuaries filled with water birds and Olivia's palapa beach restaurant our favorite hangout (the ceviche is to die for!) Having a car afforded us some exploratory side trips to La Penita and the Thursday market, polo match and baby sea turtle releasing in San Pancho as well as stopping at roadside fruit stands. We jacuzzied nightly under the stars and loved floating in the pool. It was by far one of our most memorable trips to Mexico thus far.
- Guest Cathy (Denver, CO)
- Date of stay 01/22/12
- Review Submitted 02/02/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Hats off to Casa Blanca
Hats off to Casa Blanca
Our stay at Casa Blanca was incredible. Our family of 5 had more than enough room. The house was clean and comfortable and the swimming pool and hot tub relaxing. Our hosts Bill and Mary were very helpful and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and stress free. Easy 5 minute walk down to the beautiful beach that offered new types of waves each day, from great boogy boarding to peaceful bobbing. The walk up from the beach wasn't quite as easy as the house sits up on a hill, but we didn't mind the exercise and then a plunge into the pool. We witnessed fantastic sunsets, beautiful foliage and butterflies daily from the casa. Easy 10 minute walk to town and easy bus ride to San Pancho, Sayulita, and La Pinita. We would recommend Casa Blanca to anyone looking for a quiet, gorgeous setting.
- Guest Gus26 (Bellingham, WA)
- Date of stay 12/18/11
- Review Submitted 01/15/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Vacances sympatiques à Lo de Marcos
Vacances sympatiques à Lo de Marcos
Nous venons de passer une semaine en famille à la Casa Blanca et nous sommes revenus enchantés par ce sejour. Bill et sa femme sont charmants et trés prévenants, la maison est trés spacieuse avec une vue imprenable sur la mer. Elle est agréable à vivre car il y a beaucoup d'espace. Le jacusi extérieur a fait le bonheur des enfants. Le village de Lo de Marcos n'a pas été dénaturé par le tourisme, c'est un petit village de pécheur bien tranquille. Nous vous conseillons la Casa Blanca pour vos prochaines vacances sur la Costa Allegre.
- Guest Lulu (Mexico)
- Date of stay 12/29/11
- Review Submitted 01/09/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Most Incredible Location
Most Incredible Location
After spending a week in Casa Blanca, it’s hard to come back to reality. What an absolutely beautiful home with spectacular views and all the amenities: full kitchen with big fridge, outdoor grill, indoor bar, open architectural design with plenty of room, the best infinity pool with view you will ever experience, and for those who just have to connect to the real world: flat screen tv’s and internet access. We had a wonderful time in the tiny town of Lo De Marcos, visiting the markets, hitting the beach bars, and even visiting the famous Lo De Marcos Surf Shop. The good news: an ATM is now available in town; the bad news: no post office (but, now you have an excuse for not writing home). Side trips to Sayulita are fine for a more formal dinner, but even that starts to appear too commercial. Casa Blanca is a great place for a few couples to share a tropical experience, or for a family to spend some quality time together. We also went with the recommended Gecko’s Rental via internet reservation, picking up and returning the car at the Puerto Vallarta airport. Casa Blanca Managers Bill and Mary were available for help, on an as needed basis, and were fabulous. Just don't leave there without trying the fresh jicama.
- Guest Bob & Mare (Northern Virginia, USA)
- Date of stay 10/15/11
- Review Submitted 12/21/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Casa Blanca is Paradise!
Casa Blanca is Paradise!
We stayed at Casa Blanca for our honeymoon and it truly was paradise! Everything about our vacation was perfect. The house had such incredible views of the ocean, the mountains and the jungle for every room of the house. We loved the remoteness of the town and it not being touristy at all. The restaurants/huts on the beach had the freshest seafood and mexican food we have ever had and just tasted amazing! The house with the views and the pool was just glorious; we hardly ever left the pool. My favorite part was the built in loungers in the pool. If we could have improved on anything we would have loved the hot tub to have been hot; we are huge hot tub fans and we also would have loved air conditioning in the house; made it very difficult to sleep at night in the heat. But other than that, everything truly was amazing and beautiful. This was a honeymoon I've dreamed of my whole life; pure perfection! Cannot wait to come back!!
- Guest GG M. (Hilton Head , SC)
- Date of stay 09/19/11
- Review Submitted 10/25/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Our family of four (including two kids ages 8 & 9) just spent a week at Casa Blanca. This is such a fantastic property with great views, beautiful pools, close to the beach, away from everything. While we enjoyed staying away from the crowds and peace and quiet available in undiscovered little towns, it takes only 10-15 minutes drive to nearby touristy tonws San Pancho and Sayulita with all kinds of restaurants, art galleries, etc. The beach is excellent. Bill and Mary are great hosts. Thank you! This is a great place to spend quality time with the family or friends or simply for a romantic getaway!
- Guest Alex & Anna (NJ, USA)
- Date of stay 04/09/11
- Review Submitted 04/21/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Chill out in Mexico
Chill out in Mexico
After 8 days of calling Casa Blanca in Lo de Marcos home, it was very hard to leave. A Great Mexican experience. Firstly, you will not find Art Gallaries, Cafes or tourists on Golf Carts in Lo De Marcos. It is not that type of place as tourism hasn't over-run the area yet. If you require this environment it is only an easy 15 minute drive south to San Pancho or further on to Sayulita. Great places to visit but returning to the tranquility and views from Casa Blanca always put a smile on our faces at the end of the day. What you will find in Lo de Marcos are friendly chilled out locals, nature, a couple of great resturants and one stunning safe swiming beach with unforgetable sunsets that over time will remove all of your life stresses. The house itself is fitted out with Cable and a Flat screen TV, internet connection and most other mod. cons but honestly were hardly used as the view from the house and spa was just too enticing. Bill and Mary are always on hand to help and always very informative about things to do and places to see. Thank you to you both
- Guest Aza (australia)
- Date of stay 02/15/11
- Review Submitted 02/28/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thank you so much. It was great having you here. Thanks Bill
Our family stayed here over Christmas & New Years and thoroughly enjoyed it. The house is expansive and the views are amazing. Lots of wildlife (birds, bugs, geckos, snakes, frogs) to see. The pool was very nice - refreshing and the hot tub is more of a warm tub (never really got too hot) which is fine for Mexico. Bill and Mary were very attentive, gave us lots of recommendations, were very accommodating & hospitable. Lo De Marcos is a lovely village but not a ton to do there - you definitely need a car to get around to the neighboring villages. Sugar & Spice is a great little restaurant in Lo De Marcos. Great fish tacos at Herme's in La Penita (ask Mary for correct name of restaurant). In Sayulita, go to Rollie's for breakfast. We appreciate the easy going nature of both Bill & Mary and the whole booking process was made easy. Thanks Bill & Mary.
- Guest Colleen (Coquitlam, B.C.)
- Date of stay 12/24/10
- Review Submitted 01/30/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Nov-May ........ $1675 per week, UP to 6 People. Dec 20th - Dec 26 or Dec 27- Jan 2nd $1975 per week June-Oct $1400 per week. Ceiling fans in every room. $20.per night per extra person A week before Easter and The week after Easter $1975
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Infinity pool / Sun deck / Hot tub overlooking Pacific Ocean and Lo De Marcos
Bulkhead bar is central for gathering / entertaining or just relaxing!
Upscale hihg quality pool table for added entertainment / expansive library !
King master with views of pool & ocean, easy walk out door!
Awsome deck with great sunset views / sunbathing /birdwatching
Queen bed with exceptional ocean & jungle views.
Horse back riding on Lo De Marcos beach / contact property manager.
Colorful interior / fun house for all!
Awe inspiring views/Private secluded tranquility/ with easy walk to beach!
Festive dining and ample seating for 8 guests
Roomy kitchen/custom built cabinets of native wood with two sided bar for dining
Master with twin bed setup / also futon for sleeping additional guests
King bed with easy access to deck / pool or beach!
High Defintion TV/DVD/CD. Plus high speed internet in a casual enviroment.
Semi secluded palm lined sandy beach also offers great tide pooling
Master bedroom + Queen futon for 2 kids, 2 bathrooms, jacuzzi tub + large shower
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