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Beautiful 3 bed 3 bath House with Pool close to town & beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Casa Makenna is a mexican hacienda style casa in San Pancho in the Riviera Nayarit. San Pancho is a comfortable, peaceful, relaxing and safe place to unwind. Casa Makenna was constructed in 2010 and has been well maintained. It is a 3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom home located just 25 miles (40 minute cab ride) from the Puerto Vallarta airport. **airport transfers are available**

Casa Makenna is conveniently located just a block away from local shops, markets and restaurants. A short 3 block scenic walk will take you through town, to arrival at the beautiful, sandy uncrowded beach.

The main level of the casa features a cozy family room, a fully equipped kitchen with all necessities, 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, laundry and pool/patio. The Palapa covered dinette/ lanai patio is situated next to the dipping pool that comfortably seats up to 6 adults.

The second floor is where the master bedroom and private large master bath are located. The second level also boasts a large sun deck, cushioned seating area, and wetbar! Perfect for entertaining!

Two of the 3 bedrooms have their own private bathrooms. All rooms in the house have ceiling fans and each bedroom has its own air conditioning unit. All linens, paper products and towels are included. Washer and dryer are available at no additional charge, however, laundry soap is not supplied. Book library and board games available. Cleaning service if requested, is included mid week during a week long stay, Additional cleanings available for fee.

Our property manager is conveniently located nearby and available for any needs.

Please check out the video of Casa Makenna on You Tube.

Keywords: house, 3bedroom, 3bath, dipping pool, close to beach,

More Details

Warren and Christy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

About Warren and Christy

I am a retired police Sgt from a large metropolitan area who enjoys travel. I discovered San Pancho years ago and built my first home in 2004. After selling that home I decided to build again. I have always felt very safe there and have brought my children there numerous times.

The town invites you to be as active as u like but does not frown upon just relaxing!!

My favorite things about the town is its small town feel, beach, tropical vegetation, and the friendly people. Don't worry if you do not speak spanish...with a few words and a lot of hand gestures you will get by.

I hope you give me the chance to make your trip as enjoyable as possible!

Warren and Christy purchased this house in 2010

Why Warren and Christy chose Nayarit

I like the proximity to the airport and yet the town is small and not overdeveloped. I have had great experiences in San Pancho. Take a walk up the hill through the Costa Azul neighborhood. When you get to the top you will look out over the ocean and see why this is such a great place!

What makes this house unique

The home is a 5 minute walk to the beach. There are markets and many restaurants nearby. The polo field is 3 blocks away for those who would like to experience a real polo match. This property is a great value in a great location.


San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 bathrooms all with walk in showers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) King size bed in master bedroom, Double Beds (1) Double bed in bedroom on main level, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 singles which can be converted to king in first floor bedroom with private bath.
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Our trusted caretaker Jose Luis has been with us for 2 years. He will meet you with keys, answer any questions you have and will be your conatct person during your stay. He is a local resident and only a phone call away should you need him.


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Beautiful 3 bed 3 bath House with Pool close to town & beach
average rating of 2.5 based on 2 reviews

Hidden Gem

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful stay we had. We rented Casa Makenna for 8 nights and were thrilled with its charms!! You get a real rural feeling with the sounds of the neighborhood while at the same time being only blocks from all of the charm San Poncho has to offer. If you are expecting the Hilton or the Crowne Plaza this is not for you. If you are looking for a nice clean 3 bedroom 3 bathroom villa with rural charm this is it. Check out the house next door (Sandra's) for breakfast on Thur, Fri or Sat. Awesome people!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caveat Emptor

  • 1 of 5

We stayed at the Casa Makenna for three weeks in Jan/Feb 2017. There were 5 adults, two couples and a single.

I will simply describe our experience and let you be the judge.

The payment -- the owner did not want to use VRBO because " it is too expensive" as a result we wound up using another method, which cost us an additional $85.

The arrival -- we went to the property management company , their office was closed, but we were greeted by one of the employees. She told us how to get to the house, that the house was unlocked and keys were on the counter.


No Water. --There was no water when we arrived. The property manager responded quickly and was able to get water flowing. The next morning no water again. They sent someone over. The next morning no Water. They told me to go on the roof and shake the tank. Later that day a man came to fix the water. His repair only worked partially. For the next two weeks we had no water from mid evening until 9:30 the next morning. We would fill a bucket with water for the late night/early morning flushes

The Chicken Farm-- the property directly behind the house is a chicken farm. The master bedroom and one of the downstairs bedrooms have windows overlooking the little farm. No problem with the chickens, it's the roosters. They start crowing at 3 am and just keep on crowing all night. Sleep is difficult, don't forget your earplugs.

The Decor-- master bedroom has king size bed and two night tables- rear bedroom has two single beds and a clock- front bedroom has queen size bed and one night table. There are no lamps , no dressers, no art , no mirrors

WIFI. There is no wifi. They are on a list. Apparently if you spend about $200 you can get to the top of the list. The owners don't want to spend the extra $. My family spent over $600 on various phone and data and Internet plans.

The Sundeck-- six feet away from the deck next door. Hard concrete benches, with an umbrella, no table. We asked for some deck loungers, two weeks into the trip the property manager showed up with two cheap plastic loungers, no cushions, but better than lying on the concrete deck.

The Pool. A nice little feature, but no room to sit and very little sun.

The Rest of the house- furnished as sparsely and cheaply as possible.

The owners are trying to sell this house, which perhaps explains their reluctance to spend any money on improving the furnishings.

This was the worst experience that I have had with VRBO.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In response I have to say there were a couple issues which were resolved promptly by our staff. The water to the town frequently shuts off at night and resumes in the morning. The cistern on the roof is a holding tank to supply water during those times. Unfortunately as we learned , the issue was a leak in a pipe which was discovered and repaired within days. In all my years of staying in small villages I have never been in one where there we no roosters crowing at sunrise? If you don't hear any you may not be in Mexico. I am not sure about the price on the WIFI as we recently moved up the list and paid $100 USD to secure service. This was not a money issue but was more the fact that we were #138 on the list to start. And we do not advertise internet availability....yet There are closets in every bedroom and mirrors in each of the 3 bathrooms. This is our only complaint and we hope to remedy any issues to make our guests comfortable and happy during their stay. It is unfortunate that none of the many other guests let us know how enjoyable their stay was. In closing, and to put this complaint into perspective, this group called the first night wanting to know where the tea kettle was? We try very hard but not everyone can be completely satisfied. I would advise anyone to view all pics on VRBO .There are no surprises and the photos are current. Thank you for taking the time to review this. Warren W
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Horseback riding, whale watching, birding,unlimited shopping in downtown Puerto Vallarta, and best of all a very relaxing sandy beach, free of heavy traffic!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $200

Last minute booking may be elgible for a discount. Bookings for 4 or less guest may qualify for special rates.
Cancellations are subject to $100 fee 60 days out and 50% of deposit 30 days out. Credit Cards accepted via paypal, vrbo or through Homeaway.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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