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Truly Private - 1 BR Oceanfront Casita, Cove Beach Below

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Casa del Risco is a one bedroom, open floor plan casita, perched 110 ft above a private cove beach, on your own private, walled ½ acre, with 180 degree coastal views, on the Pacific Ocean. (visit our website

After passing through the iron entrance gate, through flowering gardens and giant palm trees, you descend several garden steps over a wooden bridge and through an antique door into the casita. The casita is comprised of one bedroom, kitchen, double sink vanity, private WC and an outdoor shower accessible through a glass door. The private outdoor shower, where you may spend more time than expected, is partially enclosed on two sides, covered with a palapa roof and open to a raised garden on the third side. The breathtaking view from the shower includes the waves breaking on the beach & cliffs below as well as the coastline south to Sayulita. Opposite the foot of the bed are sliding doors and sliding screens to the balcony, with a palapa roof and palm tree supports, table and chairs. Breakfast, lunch or sunset dinner can be enjoyed here in total privacy without ever leaving home. Below the balcony is a tiled sun deck with a barbecue, wet-bar, chaise lounges and umbrella. By now you probably have guessed that this is not a place for children. There are several steep cliffs and drop-offs. You will enjoy the feeling of being in the treetops with the flocks of pelicans that float on the air currents all day long, occasionally diving for fish below. Watch for whales just to the right of the property about 3/4 mile off shore. They like to spend the winter there too.

The property includes numerous patios for sunning or a deep shade garden patio under an ancient Fig tree, all with different spectacular views of the ocean and coastline. The beach below is accessible by traversing rustic steps across the hillside and down to the rocky shoreline and a beautiful sandy beach. The surf can be calm and azure blue or rough with huge waves crashing on the cliff side. During turtle season, leatherbacks have been seen laying their eggs on the full moon tide. The public beach is a short walk out the driveway and down the hill. From there you will find the 2 miles of beach with several restaurants and cafes. Fishing boats can rented at the end of the public beach.

The pueblo of San Pancho offers many fine restaurants where you can enjoy sunset while having cocktails and dinner. After that you might just walk down the street and watch a soccer game on your way home or stroll through town and shop. If it’s lunch you’re after, choose from an array of taco stands which dot the village or enjoy fresh seafood on the beach with your feet in the sand. The next town south of San Pancho is Sayulita, visible from our property. In Sayulita, surfing is the big draw. Plan to have lunch under a palapa on the beach and watch the surfers that come from all over the world to compete at this location. My favorite lunch spot in Sayulita is actually in town above the village square for fish tacos, you can’t miss it.

Additional services included:

-Maid service - twice weekly

-Gardener - three days per week

Additonal services available:

-Authentic Mexican and Internaional cooking

-In house massage therapy

-Airport Pick-up & Return Car Service

Keywords: Casita

More Details

Eleanor Dunham
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017


San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • An open shower overlooking the ocean
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Truly Private - 1 BR Oceanfront Casita, Cove Beach Below
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

It is hard to write a review without using cliche phrases! Yes, pictures cannot capture the beauty and words cannot describe the serenity. We will just add that we truly appreciated the attention to detail in the casita, accommodations and grounds. Muchas Gracias Eleanor, Abigail and Martin!

To any couple reading this and considering a stay, you will not be disappointed! It is off the beaten track and San Pancho is a sleepy and friendly town with a great vibe and an awesome beach. It was a welcome respite and is a memory we will cherish.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa del Risco and your time in San Pancho, a truly unique Mexican pueblo. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Best, Eleanor
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beautiful spot fantastic views/great property and grounds

  • 3 of 5

tenant is expected to do all the dishes yet housekeeping is a bit lacking comes once a week and does not change the sweaty bed

the beach is in a small cove and too hot ( no wind ) and you cant go in the water the sea is pretty violent at times with rocks

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, Thanks for your comments. I'm sorry that you had a less-than-ideal stay. I just came from San Pancho and agree that the surf is rougher than usual. Hope you were able to surf at the main beach and area beaches though not the house. For future renters, just ask the housekeeper for clean sheets if you need them midweek. Eleanor
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My new favorite place on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 of our 17 days in Mexico at this amazing Casita. I absolutely did not want to leave. The view is spectacular, the bed was luxurious, the entire place so clean and well equipped for a romantic getaway. The woman who designed it made the most of every inch of this small space, down to the view from the bathroom. I cannot wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Honeymoon Stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days at this beautiful spot on a honeymoon getaway. It was perfection in so many ways. From the location, to the outdoor shower with an ocean view, the most DELICIOUS meal made by Abigail, walks to a secluded beach, some of the most beautiful sunsets, and lovely beach walks to San Pancho...everything about this spot was what we had wanted and envisioned for our trip away.

Abigail was the perfect host; mindful, sweet and flexible. Her presence will not soon be forgotten as she (& her cooking) was a highlight of our trip.

I would definitely recommend this for a romantic getaway or just a spot to get away with a loved one or some alone time. It is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento Ca

Mexican paradise

  • 5 of 5

This place is stunning for the moment you walk down the steps and see the entrance, all the way to the fantastic views from anywhere you are in the casita. You can,t go wrong if looking for a secluded romantic getaway. We walk and traveled by bus everywhere with no problems what so ever. We would love to return and recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, N. M. USA

A truly great find!

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely ideal casita (which was a bit roomier than we had expected) for total privacy and peace, other than the sound of waves crashing on the shore which made us sleep like babies! The entire casita location and design were so tastefully done, with lovely landscaping and balconies surrounding the casita. The kitchen and bath areas had just what you needed and nothing superfluous to worry about. We were happy to have a car so that we could get to various beaches easily and to the wonderful Fri. market in Sayulita. We also heard some of the 3 night music festival in San Pancho which was fun. Abigail the manager is a true gem! And a fabulous cook!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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