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Rent 1, 2, or 3 Casas. Make it the perfect fit for your needs!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 8,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa has 3 separate casas, 2 to 7 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, (Sleeps 4 to 14)

The Villa de Vistas is a luxurious ecological paradise just five minutes from the beach and twenty-five minutes walk from the center of San Pancho. The Villa has three separate and complete houses that can be rented together or individually. We have LA CASA QUE CANTA, which sleeps 6. The CASITA CELESTIAL which sleeps 4. And EL NIDO DE LA TORTUGA (Nest of Nest) which also sleeps four.

If you rent LA CASA and EL NIDO together, you have sleeping for 10 people. If you rent the three houses, you have comfortable accommodation for 14.

NOTA IMPORTANTE SOBRE EL PRECIO: Las tarifas de alquiler que aparecen en nuestra sección de TARIFAS son para La Casa Que Canta. Si desea alquilar cualquiera de las otras dos casas, puede encontrar sus listados de VRBO en # 977749 y # 244977. Si desea alquilar dos de las tres casas, el precio por noche es $ 680.00 por noche y $ 4700.00 semanal, todo en usd. Si desea alquilar toda la VILLA DE VISTAS (las tres casas) el precio por noche es de $ 850.00; El precio semanal es $ 5800.00. (Es menos, por supuesto, durante la temporada de valor, que va del 1 de mayo al 31 de octubre.)

NOW, THAT INFORMATION ABOUT PRICING IN ENGLISH: The rental rates that appear in our RATES section are for La Casa Que Canta (The Big House). If you wish to rent any of the other two houses, you can find their VRBO listings at # 977749 and # 244977.

If you wish to rent two of the three houses, the price per night is $ 680.00 per night and $ 4700.00 weekly, all in usd.

If you want to rent the entire VILLA DE VISTAS (the three houses) the price per night is $ 850.00; The weekly price is $ 5800.00.

(It is less, of course, during the value season, which runs from May 1 to October 31.)

The Villa de Vistas is located on 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. Also Casita Celestial has a PALAPA with its own dipping pool. Both 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). Super high speed internet service (a rarity ion Mexico!). 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.

"It's a veritable museum of exquisite Mexican crafts and arts."


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.

More Details

Property Manager
Bill Roberts
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Bill Roberts

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.

Bill Roberts purchased this villa in 2009

Why Bill Roberts chose San Francisco

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.


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 off 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.

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.


San Francisco Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath in LA CASA QUE CANTA - toilet , tub , shower , Marble walls and shower - two sinks - lots of storage
    Part of Owl and Pussycat Suite - toilet , shower , Mexican glass tiles - view out to the jungle and ocean
    Deep in 'The Nest of the Turtle' - toilet , shower , Two showers - crustacean marble - onyx sink - WOW!
    Bathroom for the Moon Suite - toilet , shower , Playful tiles of the moon over side-by-side sinks.
    Pool Bath - toilet , It's a good plan to go to the toilet before entering pool!
    Pool Shower - outside - Get the sand off - smell and see the flowers!
    Guest Bathroom off Family Room - toilet , shower , In LA CASA QUE CANTA - Handpainted copper sink
    Bath in Sun Suite (Casita Celestial) - toilet , shower , Stunning tiles of the sun over the double sinks
    Bath in Jungle View Suite - toilet , shower , Talavera tile from Dolores Hidalgo - two sinks - two showers
    Shower in Melissa's Tropical Garden - shower , As you walk up the path from the beach, get the sand off!
  • There are seven full baths and another poolside bath as well as a shower on the path to the beach. All baths have Mexican materials and arts. Most have double sinks. All invoke a certain fantasy. Several have double showers--romantic!
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom in LA CASA (the honeymoon suite -- shhh) - 1 king , High above the property -- private -- like your own private.
    Jungle View Bedroom in LA CASA - 1 king , Gracious sitting area -- overlooking jungle and pool.
    The Owl and the Pussycat Bedroom in LA CASA - 1 king , Large sitting area on adjoining terrace.
    Main Bedroom in EL NIDO DE LA TORTUGA - 1 king , Colorful - romantic - looks out on a lush garden
    Bunk room in EL NIDO - 1 king , It's a bed in a tree house! Absolute delight for children.
    Sun Bedroom in the CASITA CELESTIAL - 1 king , Commissioned artwork welcomes you to this cheery space.
    Moon Bedroom in the CASITA - 1 king , Crescent moon and wise owls watch over your peaceful sleep.
  • All beds (6) are king-sized except the bunk beds. The mattresses are high-quality and new. We have two Pac'N Plays available. Check out the picture of the bunk bedroom in the Nido. We also have two cribs (pack n plays)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
All three houses have examples of exquisite Mexican furniture as well as arts and crafts. The house has been called 'a Museum of Mexican Arts and Crafts.'


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average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Amazing town, amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

Can’t say enough how wonderful our time here was. So grateful ❤️

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lilli, we are so pleased that you had such a wonderful time in our house and in the lovely and lively little town of San Pancho. We hope to see you again! Melissa and Bill
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Great place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults and 6 children{17 months to 16 years} couldn't have had a better time. No one could believe the beautiful villa and every day we found something new to admire. The pool was a real hit for all ,and the space gave everyone freedom to do their own thing. The staff very good and helpful in any way they could be!!! Thanks Bill and Mallisa and staff for making our family vacation a huge success!!! Ted Hesch

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill and I are always delighted to hear that our Villa has provided the backdrop for a family to have a wonderful vacation together. And to know that you appreciated the details of our property is icing on the cake since we love it too!
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Amazing house and town!

  • 5 of 5

The owners send you everything you need to have a perfectly perfect stay in Villa de Vistas. Iris and the whole staff are wonderful. Definitely indulge in at least one meal with Iris and her husband or a breakfast with her father. The town is bustling and full of activities! For families: the beach is really not swimmable for kids or even inexperienced swimmers. The pool is wonderful however!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Todo estuvo muy bien, gracias a los dueños por sus atenciones...


  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Spring Break!!!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Bill & Melissa, we had such a terrific time at your place! We call it our Happy Place. The weather was perfect, the hospitality from Iris and the team was tremendous, and of course the lodging was amazing. Thank you so much for building this house!!! Hope you two are well.


Hans, Selina, Veronica, & Marissa George

Chris, Angie, Jackson, & Audrey Jones

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I had the good fortune to stay at La Villa de Vistas in May 2016 with a full house. There were 14 of us and we filled up the entire property (La Villa, El Nido & Casita Celestial) for a destination wedding. The town itself is amazing, and the house is most definitely the cherry on top! Everything about the house was just as described beforehand, except even better! You really can't believe it until you see it, but the intricacies inside are absolutely astounding. The art, the mosaics, the lighting, the decorations, just all of it. The amount of thought, planning and detail that went into the creation of this home is just amazing, and one of the highlights for me was reading through the book that documents it all. The folks that come and clean the home and do grounds-keeping are all very friendly and helpful, and the owners (The Roberts) helped us out massively beforehand by emailing us a very thorough packet of information with TONS of useful info including traveling to and from the airport, renting golf carts, great restaurants, what wildlife you may see, the drinking water situation, and way way more. I would most definitely recommend ANYBODY to stay here, except for these exceptions: it is decently far from the middle of town, so a golf cart is somewhat imperative; and there are tons of stairs, so be prepared to get your exercise in! If you can handle the stairs and want to stay in a FANTASTIC and BEAUTIFUL home with an INCREDIBLE VIEW, then I most definitely recommend it. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Mar Plata
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Las Huertas Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Mar Plata
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
San Pancho's pristine beach
Car: recommended


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $400


Price for La Casa (The Big House) alone: $550.00 per night

Add El Nido de la Tortuga: Add $130.00 per night, total of $680.00

Rent all three houses: Add $300.00 per night, total of $850.00

To rent El Nido alone, please see VRBO #977749.
To rent Casita Celestial alone, please see VRBO #244997.

POR FAVOR LEA CUIDADOSAMENTE: Precio para La Casa (Casa Grande) solo: $ 550.00 por noche

Añadir El Nido de la Tortuga: Añadir $ 130.00 por noche, un total de $ 680.00

Alquiler de las tres casas: Agregar $ 300.00 por noche, un total de $ 850.00

Para alquilar El Nido solo, por favor vea VRBO # 977749.
Para alquilar Casita Celestial solo, por favor vea VRBO # 244997.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.