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Casa Melissa- Oceanfront, Fabulous Views, Heated Infinity Pool, Private Tennis

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Casa Melissa has 4 Bedrooms, w/detached 5th bdrm suite -4 Baths, (Sleeps 10 max)

Casa Melissa is a unique private estate featuring breathtaking 180 degree views of the Pacific. Located on a point overlooking the Pacific, the views from Casa Melissa are uninterrupted and spectacular. Yet you can easily walk to San Pancho on the wide sandy beach

To the north and south you can view the coastline from Punta Sayulita in the south to the outline of San Blas to the north. If you move your gaze to the east, you can view the beautiful tropical palm jungle.

Casa Melissa is tropical Mexico as you dreamed it would be. During the day watch whales, dolphins and rays pass below as you enjoy a drink on the terrace or relax in the pool. In the evening the sunsets are breathtaking!

Amenities of the villa include 4 beautifully appointed bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a private lighted tennis court and a heated 'Infinity' swimming pool.

All rooms in Casa Melissa have ocean views and fans.

Doors and windows have screens so you can get the tropical air without any tropical bugs! Or you can use the air conditioning - available in all the bedrooms.

The Casita, a 5th bedroom suite, features a queen bed, ceiling fan, air conditioner, full bathroom and a kitchenette. Its large ocean view terrace and overlooks the tennis court.

Casa Melissa is for those who want to get away from it all, and to relax in luxury surrounded by the natural beauty of the Mexican Riviera.

All the bedrooms are air conditioned and the property has a whole house water purification system. Plus the bedrooms have ipod docking stations.

Maid service is included Monday through Saturday.

The staff will even grocery shop for you before you arrive - you just pay for the groceries!

We want to make your stay at Casa Melissa a true vacation.

Whales migrate along the coast between December and April. See them from the terrace or get close-up on a boat in the Bay of Banderas.

Nature lovers can enjoy tropical birds flying by at eye level or go on a bird watching tour. See iguanas, geckos, tejones or tour the turtle nursery and help release baby turtles into the ocean. Ocean kayaking, snorkeling and hiking in the palm jungle or walking on the mile long sandy beach are a few of the best ways to enjoy this tropical paradise.

The small town of San Pancho is unique. It has an active polo community and a polo field, a yoga center, a nine hole golf course and fabulous restaurants. There are many shops and a variety of restaurants within easy walking distance of Casa Melissa.

Events during the year include a national surfing contest, annual music festival, and Art Walk Friday nights in the winter. Or rent a car and explore the whole area.

Besides fabulous views, Casa Melissa has a private lighted tennis court. The tennis court is a special Australian product that is used in the tropics, a synthetic grass surface topped with sand. It plays like clay but is ready for play 15 minutes after a rain shower (very important in the summer). The other great thing about the court is that it slows the game down - great if you are playing mixed doubles. What makes this tennis court unique is that it has an ocean view! Try not to get distracted by the pelicans flying by as you play the game.

Casa Melissa has three bedrooms for the quoted price. The fourth bedroom in the main house and the nearby Casita bedroom suite are available for rent for an extra charge. The Casita is only rented as part of Casa Melissa. You would never share this beautiful estate with other renters.

Keywords: House, villa, tennis, pool, oceanfront, views, ocean, beach, polo, golf

More Details

Melissa McCann
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Melissa McCann

We are a family of 4. We have always spent part of the winter in Mexico. When we discovered San Pancho we knew this was the place where we wanted to build a house. We built the house to fit our family, so each of the kids had their own bedroom and could have a friend come down and vacation with them, plus we have an extra bedroom for the parents.

Melissa McCann purchased this house in 1999

Why Melissa McCann chose Nayarit

We were lucky enough to visit San Pancho before it was 'discovered'. When we saw this property with its incredible views we knew we had to buy it. We see more of the coast/ocean then any other property in the area! It is magical. Arriving at Casa Melissa and looking at the view is immediately relaxing. My favorite thing is to swim in the pool mesmerized by the views in each direction.

My husband and I disagreed on only one thing - which was the better view, the view to the south looking at Punta Sayulita or the view to the north looking at a series of small beaches. So most of the house has views to the south, but the master bedroom has views in both directions and has a balcony on the north side as well as opening to the terrace on the south side. In the mornings I sit in the dining room looking north and he sits at the opposite end of the table looking south. We worked it out.

What makes this house unique

Besides the fabulous view, we had to have a tennis court. We built one made out of an Australian product that is sand and astro-turf. It plays like clay but is ready for play 15 minutes after the rain ends (very important in the summer). The other great thing about the court is that it slows the game down - great if you are playing mixed doubles or singles with your husband. Oh and the other great thing about the court is that it has an ocean view. Try not to get distracted by the pelicans flying over the ocean as you play the game.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to tell you that our trip was wonderful. You have such a lovely home and the vista and pool are exquisite. We so enjoyed our whale sightings, our single female iguana, and loved the black vultures. They are so cool and just simply own the pool. We were the interlopers.

The town is very comfortable and we met some nice locals and expats. The beaches are Wow, but we had to watch the pull of the tides. They seemed stronger than they looker, and we are older than we feel!

Your wonderful housekeeper is a gem, and we probably didn’t give her enough tip, but we didn’t use her services very much. She is very insightful, obviously loves the local birdlife and wildlife. She was a real pleasure to talk to.

We would like to explore the possibility of visiting again, and thought of a visit during the spring of 2018, for 10 – 14 days. Probably late Feb to mid March.

Once again Melissa, you possess a most beautiful home and we were humbled to be visitors and enjoy the beauty.
Nov 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Casa Melissa- Oceanfront, Fabulous Views, Heated Infinity Pool, Private Tennis
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 60 reviews

Beautiful, tranquil location and excellent customer service from the owner staff

  • 4 of 5

The stunning location of this property can't be beat and Melissa provided excellent customer service! She was always quick to answer my many questions in preparation for the trip. The staff ( cook, manager, groundskeeper) are all wonderful people as well. We had a restful and joyous week at Casa Melissa and are very thankful to have found such a lovely, well maintained property and wonderful owner to work with. Definitely try Ola Rica restaurant in town while you are there--delicious!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Casa Melissa. Your description of the property and staff was glowing. I wonder what we could improve to earn that 5th star from you. I would appreciate it if you could email me with your suggestions. Thanks again for choosing Casa Melissa for your vacation.
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Unbelievable Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Melissa was fabulous. Melissa was very prompt when responding to our inquiries and was helpful in suggesting local restaurants. The view from the house and pool are postcard worthy. The property is quiet and secure yet close to the beach and town of San Pancho. Iris and the housekeeping/groundskeeping staff were excellent. We had friends that stayed in the Casita and they enjoyed having some additional privacy from those of us staying in the main house. We loved coming home from the beach and hanging out in the infinity pool. We would highly recommend dining at Maria's and Ola Rica in San Pancho. We are looking forward to visiting again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you had a wonderful time and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Casa Melissa! It was so peaceful and relaxing and the views are stunning! We had Yeyo and his wife Francis fix 2 breakfasts and 3 dinners during our stay and it was so delicious. We had fun zip lining and walking to the beach but the best part is hanging out at the house, watching the birds, and staring at the ocean from the pool. I did not want to leave! My boyfriend proposed to me in the pool so this made the trip even more special:) We did not miss the use of our phones and didn't watch TV so it was a true escape from reality. I highly recommend this house!!! Thanks for everything! Kimberly and Steven

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I am very glad you enjoyed the house. And I am so happy for you. Perhaps you will consider Casa Melissa for your wedding or your honeymoon!!
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Santa Rosa, CA, USA

A Truly Special Place

  • 5 of 5

Casa Melissa is one of the most incredible places I have ever had the opportunity to visit. The views are absolutely second to none, and the house itself strikes the perfect balance between authenticity and modern comfort.. I have had two stays there, 8 days each, and would absolutely go back for a third time, given the chance. Once you arrive, and find your way to the back of the house, you will be floored by the view of the ocean--it almost doesn't seem real. High up on the bluff, with 180 degrees of deep blue Pacific Ocean as far as the eye can see, with the cliffs and jungle dominating the coastline. The infinity pool appears to hang out over the ocean, and will treat you to the best sunsets of your life. The inside of the house is just as special--there is nothing quite like falling asleep in one of the beautiful upstairs bedrooms to the sounds of the ocean rolling below. In the evenings, geckos will scurry across the patio ceiling, and you may see an iguana or tejon during your stay if you're lucky. If you can talk yourself into leaving the house for a day trip, San Pancho and Sayulita will treat you to some of the best food of your life, and some great experiences with the friendly locals.

Do yourself a favor and visit. You will absolutely not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate that you took the time to write such a great review. We hope you will have the opportunity to come a third time!
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Cary, IL

Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation we had at Casa Melissa. The pictures do not do it justice. We spent much of our time enjoying the gorgeous views and the most beautiful sunsets we have ever experienced. Not to mention the spectacular pool which was so awesome, and did not want to get out. Plenty of room in and outdoors. So comfy. We are so thankful to be able to find such a beautiful home and its surroundings. We thank Melissa for sharing this beauty with us and others. We hope to return.

R & L

Cary, Illinois

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Casa Melissa. I am so happy you enjoyed your time at our property. We do hope you have a chance to return.
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Beautiful home with an incredible view!!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week at Melissa's Villa. Can't say enough good things about it. The house is very comfortable, well equipped and has an extraordinary view of the ocean. It is very private and has a little casita that you can also rent if you wish. There is a maid and cook, should you desire, at an additional cost. The cook was great. There is a menu from which to choose. Best coconut shrimp I have ever eaten!! The town of San Ponchos is really sweet. Good restaurants. We are seniors and felt extremely safe the entire time. Melissa was very responsive and accommodating. Rent Melissa's Villa, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review Casa Melissa. I am so glad you enjoyed the house and staff. I agree about the coconut shrimp, it is my favorite! Also thanks for the photo of the iguana! Hope you get a chance to return in the future.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Mar Plata
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Las Huertas
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mar Plata
Nearest Beach
0.12 Miles
San Pancho
Car: recommended

Polo Field with weekly matches. Bird watching, surfing, snorkeling, stand up paddle, swimming with dolphins, ancient petroglyphs, yoga center nearby. Massage at the house by arrangement, Watch whales and dolphins from terrace, private heated infinity pool, private lighted tennis court onsite


Rates & Availability

San Francisco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter season
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring shoulder
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer season
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall shoulder
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Rates quoted are for a maximum of 6 guests using 3 bedrooms. The fourth bedroom in Casa Melissa is available for $30 nightly additional, max 8.
The 5th bedroom Casita suite is available for an additional $50 nightly.
Maximum guests staying on property is 10 including children.
No pets allowed.

Holiday surcharges: Christmas/New Years 20% additional. Thanksgiving and Easter 10% additional.

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San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Fabulous marble bathroom with ocean and garden views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beautiful hand painted tile - upstairs, ocean & garden views
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Hand painted tile bathroom in the Casita.
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , This room has ocean views in 3 directions and a private bath
    Middle bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This room can be either 2 singles or 1 king. Ocean view.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This end bedroom can be 2 singles or 1 king. Ocean view.
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This room can have 2 singles or 1 king bed. Ocean view.
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , Casita - 5th bedroom suite overlooking the tennis court.
  • King size beds (4) Master bedroom is only king sized bed and the other 3 bedrooms can be either king beds or 2 singles, Queen size Beds (1) Casita bedroom suite has a queen size bed, Twin or Single Beds (6) 3 bedrooms can be either 2 single beds or a king
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Whole house water purification system, Screens on doors and windows, Ipod docking stations with CD player (5), Private Lighted Tennis Court, heated infinity pool, Cook available for fee for all meals, English-Speaking Maid, staff can shop for your requested groceries before you arrive so the kitchen will be stocked for you - including a pitcher of margaritas waiting for you in the freezer!

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