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Casa Ladera: Best Sunsets, View, and Location in San Pancho!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)



Casa Ladera is our two level, comfortably furnished tropical style home located in the friendly seaside fishing village of San Francisco, known locally as San Pancho, just 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta in the beautiful Riviera Nayarit. Our hillside house overlooks the mile long, palm-lined, white sand beach of Playa San Francisco with unobstructed views of the ocean, the sunset and the mountains to the south. A quick stroll down a cobblestone lane brings you onto the beach and a half mile walk takes you into the village of San Pancho.

The upper level consists of a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living area, laundry room and half bath. Downstairs are two air-conditioned bedrooms each with en suite bath. Both bedrooms have king size beds which can be converted into two individuals for friends or family traveling together. Each of the bedrooms has a separate entrance from a different level patio which allows privacy for all. Spacious patios and a plunge pool provide ample space and enjoyment for outdoor living. Casa Ladera is complete with everything to make your vacation enjoyable and hassle free.

Our staff provide housekeeping, linen service, garden and pool care. You will find many good restaurants in San Pancho and the nearby town of Sayulita. There is also one restaurant located in our residential area; MarPlata the new, upscale Argentinian restaurant.

You can easily spend the day in Puerto Vallarta enjoying the shopping, dining, sporting and other amenities but then quickly retreat to the leisurely pace of village life. There are also many activities in the immediate San Pancho area including a 9 hole PGA certified golf course Las Huertas, jungle walks, beach combing, horseback riding, surfing, whale watching (in season) or we recommend trying our favorite sport - doing nothing! Whatever you decide a vacation at Casa Ladera is an uncrowded, unhurried and unforgettable adventure on Mexico's blue coast.


La Casita is a self-contained unit on the same property and has custom king size bed, bath, kitchen/dining and large covered patio with spectacular view. With Casa Ladera and La Casita we can accommodate up to 6.


Keywords: House -sleeps 4 or 6 with casita

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Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2017

Why The Owner chose Nayarit

We have been coming to San Pancho since the 80's. It seemed no matter what other beach areas in Mexico or other countries we visited we kept coming back. This is a special place in paradise. You will feel it also.

What makes this house unique

Our house has a tropical feel with an incredible ocean view. From our patio we can see the sunset all year and from November to March watch while the whales migrate south.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time and we loved San Pancho and Casa Ladera, in particular the decks and spectacular views. It was a memorable New Year celebration.

Joel and Jesse took excellent care of us and the house while we were there and were always helpful.
Dec 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Casa Ladera: Best Sunsets, View, and Location in San Pancho!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Ocean views we still dream about!

  • 5 of 5

The views from Casa Ladera are simply breathtaking. Every morning we sip our coffee on the upper veranda listening to the birds and the waves; every evening we are treated to a spectacular sunset while sitting in the plunge pool. The quiet & private location allows for pleasant walks along the uncrowded beach into town or out into the jungle for a cool morning workout.

All of the comforts of home are to be found - wonderful beds with a/c and full bathrooms; fully stocked kitchen and a gas grill to cook as often as we wanted; wifi to keep us connected to the real world; multiple choices of places to sit back and relax. The owners have thought of every detail to make Casa Ladera our own shangri-la!

San Pancho itself is such a special place to visit. It is tranquil and not overly touristy like neighboring Sayulita yet still offers an amazing variety of dining choices. You can sit in a beachfront restaurant and sip a cold drink watching the surfers without being pressured to go on a time-share tour like in Puerto Vallarta.

We have stayed at Casa Ladera a handful of times over the years and it continues to exceed our expectations with each visit. The owners are easy to contact, quick to respond to any questions and have a vast knowledge of the area - from restaurant suggestions to where to find freshly caught fish to bring back and grill. We highly recommend Casa Ladera and are already planning our next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Spectacular views from exceptional ocean front home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Casa Ladera. The home itself is well appointed and decorated with authentic Mexican furnishings. The best feature of Casa Ladera is the spectacular view and its location above the beach. Sunset vistas are extraordinary.

The home features many living areas – inside and out. Whether you want to lounge poolside or relax in a hammock on the lower level patio, there is something for everyone. The location near the beach is perfect. You can hear the waves crashing in the morning. It is a short walk to the un-crowded beach where you can fish or walk or just enjoy the surf.

The owners provide full instructions for your stay, including driving directions and details about the home. The staff is accommodating, but not intrusive. The home features DVDs, reference books (including Mexican cookbooks) and provides beach chairs and umbrellas. There is free wireless and surprisingly fast internet connection.

There is also a fully equipped kitchen and gas grill. On this trip, we chose to enjoy the many excellent restaurants San Pancho has to offer.

The spacious living areas, amazing ocean views and great patio space make this a wonderful place to relax and enjoy San Pancho’s beauty.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Vancouver, BC

Jungle Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We're not big users of B&B's because we like to get up when we feel like it and not be tied to someone else's schedule -- especially on vacation! Casa Ladera fit our personalities perfectly. Completely private and self-contained, not only did this two-story hillside haven have a full kitchen in which to cook our own breakfast (when we wanted it), it had a beautiful deck on which to enjoy it. There's also a patio with a pool on the lower level, just outside the bedrooms, with a hammock to wile away the hours with a good book. At night, on the upstairs deck, we toasted spectacular, unobstructed sunsets with a glass of wine. We've heard you can see whales and dolphins cruising by in the winter months. Since they hadn't yet arrived (although dolphins can appear any time of year), we were content watching the pelicans cruise by at eye level, along with magpie jays and other pretty birds. The grounds of Casa Ladera are lovingly, meticulously maintained. Inside the casa, everything you need to cook or entertain has been thought of, although with so many terrific restaurants in town, we didn't bother. Many Mexican homes or vacation properties can be over-decorated or "vibrantly" painted, resulting in a kind of assault on the senses. This place is artfully, tastefully appointed, extremely comfortable and restful. The owners were on-site (in a separate casita) for part of our stay, and were a wealth of information, providing recommendations on places to eat, things to see and do, as well as history of the town, since they are one of the first foreigners to buy property here. Wonderful town, friendly people, fantastic stay. The only complaint is that the time flew too fast. The only remedy is to return fast!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Mattapoisett massachusetts

Casa ladera a true vacation paradise

  • 5 of 5

This house is a dream .The jungle ,the ocean , the sun ,the shade .the house is impeccable ,games movies, great music and an incredible staff . The rainy season is our favorite and the this house has gorgeous places to observe the rains a plus for us . The sweet pool with views of the ocean and mountains such a pleasure at this time of the year .A beautiful 10 minute walk and you are in the pueblo of San Pancho a magical Mexican town filled with gift shops ,restaurants and the dearest people in the world . If you Are in need of a relaxing vacation , or an adventurous getaway ,a true tropical paradise ,is waiting for you at la Casa Ladera .

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, beautiful location, perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Judy and Lee,

Casa Ladera far exceeded our high expectations. It's a beautiful home from home, with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay and lovely owners.

The kitchen has everything you need and more if you are keen cooks, and sitting on the patio outside with a delicious meal and the sun setting was heaven! Plus there are great cafes, restaurants which you can walk to along the beach with lots of fresh seafood and other tasty food.

There are loads of places inside and out to sit out and enjoy the stunning view of the ocean and beach during the day and also a great swimming pool to relax and cool down in.

Every single night we were treated to incredible sunsets over the ocean and this time of year (August) we also saw some amazing lightening storms in the evening.

Other stuff we loved:

- The huge comfy beds

- Short walk to the beach

- Welcoming and friendly staff

- DVDs, TV and radio.

- Beach gear (seats, umbrellas etc)

Will recommend this lovely home and little town to all!


  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reston, VA

Over the past 5 years we ...

  • 5 of 5

Over the past 5 years we have vacationed in San Pancho with each visit a bit longer than the last. This year, our sixth visit, was the first time our desire for a four week stay matched the weeks available at Casa Ladera. We were thrilled. This spot is a wonderful place to have a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. The house itself is tastefully decorated in the Mexican style with many personal touches of the owners; it feels like visiting someone’s home. The kitchen is very well equipped, including cookbooks—the best we have ever had in Mexico. There are several outdoor dining spaces; there is nothing like having breakfast on the deck while watching the birds and fishing boats, spotting whales at play, or losing yourself to the calming influence of the ocean immediately in front of you. Casa Ladera is perfect for families with children or two couples vacationing together. The two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms are spacious and afford plenty of privacy. Joel and Livier try to make guests feel comfortable and at home. They are a delightful couple always willing to help you out in any way they can. The beach at San Pancho is beautiful and uncrowded—a perfect spot to soak up the sun, take a walk, hunt for shells, surf the waves, read, or watch the pelicans dive for fish—they never miss! The town of San Pancho, within easy walking distance of Casa Ladera (either by the beach or by road) has several restaurants, unique gift shops and small grocery stores. Occasionally during the week vendors come through the neighborhoods of San Pancho selling fresh fruits and vegetables and sometimes shrimp and other seafood. The town is also well located to go exploring other beaches and towns up and down the coast.We had such a good time and enjoyed our vacation so much that we will be returning to Casa Ladera and San Pancho again next year. Hasta luego! Linda and Ken StanleyReston, Virginia

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2007
  • Stayed: Mar 2007
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Las Huertas Golf San Pancho
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Mexico Hwy 200
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Playa San Francisco
Car: recommended

Jungle walks, Whale watching, Sea Turtle Nursery, Day spa/massage, or doing nothing!!!


Rates & Availability

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Winter Season
Nov 1 2016 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Casa Ladera with Casita (3 bedrooms) for up to 6 guests:
Low Season: $300/night High Season: $375/night

Christmas/New Year 2016/17: 7 night minimum for each holiday: Christmas week until Dec. 26 - New Year week begins Dec. 27.
2 bedroom for up to 4 guests: $2100/week: $300/night 3 bedroom for up to 6 guests: $2975/week: $425/night

50% 7 days after reservation, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

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San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Upstairs 1/2 bath - no shower
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5 in Casa Ladera. 1 full bath in La Casita.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This bedroom is in La Casita
  • Bedrooms are king but can be converted into individuals in Casa Ladera. La Casita is king only.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Full kitchen with microwave, toaster/broiler, coffee maker and grinder, juicer, cookware and utensils, Iron/Ironing board, Hair dryer, Beach towels and Sand Chairs, Library of books, games, movies and music

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