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Awesome Casa Polo - in the Sweetest Town in Mexico, San Pancho

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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa Polo is a sweet home in the fishing village of San Pancho (officially: San Francisco) on a lazy cul-de-sac . It is affectionately named after the adjacent polo field where, before they moved to their new field, we caught glimpses of magnificent horses and bi-weekly polo matches. Our house was designed to be a haven with three primary concerns; privacy, layers of public spaces and cooling. For cooling we have overhangs and orientation to shade the sun and whisk in a cool tropical breeze.

*Two king master suites have dedicated baths, closets and privacy.
*There are two second-floor decks, one with chaises -private for the master suite and one overlooking life in the lane, with charcoal BBQ, benches and a picnic table. These are great for reading, sunning, eating or partying.

*The kitchen/dining overlook the living room: both overlook the cooling plunge pool with small deck.

Older children are very welcomed, however due to unprotected stairwell and ladder, the house is unsuitable for toddlers and rambunctious kids(and adults :-).

San Pancho is wonderful for people who love the ocean without the overwhelm of tourists or refinery. The beach itself is 1.8 miles long, an oasis of empty white sand. Near main street, the beach has clusters of people where a few local restaurants serve lunch, dinner and drinks. In either direction the beach is unpopulated except for New Years and Easter. On the left end is the good surf and the fishing pangas. You can ask fishermen to take you deep sea fishing. Occasionally the national Mexican surf championships is here. At the right end is the occasional surf caster or boogie boarder.

We love our small mixed neighborhood of friendly folks, both Mexican and Gringo. Our un-trafficed cul-de-sac has a particularly relaxed feeling while still giving an authentic Mexican experience. We walk or bike (rent) everywhere. The ocean is only 3/4 mile and almost everything you could want is between here and there: fine restaurants, taco stands, the EntreAmigo community center, shopping, bars, and soccer field. Las Huertas Golf Club is a mile away: they rent fine clubs for men and women. Just walking to the ocean, taking a swim and having lunch under a palapa near the beach is our idea of fun. My husband has discovered mountain motorcycle touring. I enjoy yoga classes and I'm just experimenting with SUP surfing. We love both cooking at home and the amazing restaurants here. Our kids love surfing. A favorite part of the day is at sunset when locals and gringos come together on the beach with babies or margaritas in tow. Horses go by for a sunset riding tour. Eyes are peeled for birds, whales, and butterflies while sipping cold drinks and watching the friendly activity.

The San Pancho Music Festival is a huge draw the last weekend each February. It is a true community affair from school kids to world class performers. It is organized by musician and recording legend Charles Eller - think Putumayo Records. The big question is will he open a studio here one day? Amazing statistic: the owners of 3 American recording studios own houses in tiny SP.

Exploring the varied coastline is engaging with unique villages, jungle ruins, natural hot springs, a village where prime surf is reachable only by boat, and farmers markets, just to name a few. Sayulita is great for night life; Punta Mita for snorkeling, whale watching &, fishing; La Penita for its Thursday morning market, and Puerto Vallarta for everything city.

A huge bonus while at Casa Polo is our multi-talented and bilingual manager, Abigail. Through her you can arrange in-home massages, foot reflexology, cooking, private yoga or cooking classes, taxi and delivered groceries. You can ask her for references for bike rentals, tours and more. She is a talented chef and massage/health practitioner.

Services included:
Maid service - midweek on 6-7 day rentals (more can be arranged)
Gardener - three days per week

San Pancho Hydration Essentials :-)
*Jamaica Tea or Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Punch) Non Alcoholic: bring water to boil, steep till it’s the color of cranberries,10 minutes-ish. This tea is great alone, or with a tad of sweetness -add agave. For punch:
3 quarts water
1/2-inch piece ginger, finely grated
1 1/2 C dried Jamaica flowers (hibiscus or flor de Jamaica) - bring to boil and steep, then add:
1 cup agave
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1 large lime)
*Casa Polo Margaritas:
Rub glass rim with lime or agave and dip in sea salt.
1 part Tequila - Herradura (or your favorite 100% agave tequila)
1 part Triple Sec ( Amaranta Triple Sec is our favorite orange liquor. See photo attached. Only found at Super Mary’s this visit on the main street just behind Casa Polo).
1 part Freshly squeezed lime juice
Ice finely crushed for proper dilution (if not add water to the mix)
*Micheleda: Rub rim of chilled glass with lime then dip in salt. For more zing, add chili powder to the salt.
I bottle Clamato Juice
1 bottle Pacifica
8 dashes of hot sauce & worschester sauce +
1/2 large lime juiced
ice

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Stairs and balconies are unprotected and unsafe for small children. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    With private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    With private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Above the queen is a twin bunk. ...moreless

  • 3 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    5 minutes from downtown and 10 from the beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holidays
Dec 16 - Dec 10, 2017
5 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$292
$1,896

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

In the event of a cancellation more than 60 days prior to the arrival date, the total rent will be refunded to Guests less a $50 service charge. If guests cancel less than 60 days prior to scheduled arrival date, funds paid are non-refundable, unless we rebook minus $150 service change. Cancellation is required by midnight.


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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Location

  • A

    La Patrona Polo Club View on map

    Loads of fun to watch practices and games or just hit the bar and restaurant. This is one of five locations in Mexico where the sport of polo is making a mark. http://www.polovallarta.com/

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    The Pacific!!!! View on map

    Go down for a morning dip and stroll, hang out all day, or join the locals as they watch the sunset glistening over the water. Head to the south for the best surf. And the locals head far north for their favorite boogie boarding.

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    Entreamigos View on map

    Inspiring non-profit community organization dedicated to providing educational and leadership opportunities to children, adults and families. Not only supporting local kids, but gringos too. Wifi and amazing tours are also offered here. A must see center with an environmental heart.

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  • D

    Las Huertas Golf Course View on map

    Delightful 9 hole course with wonderfully varied terrain and ocean views.

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0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
at about half mile from the house

Car: Not Necessary

PingPongat Casa Polo, Yoga, Polo, Ocean Sunsets, Stand-up-paddelboarding, SUP surfing (my friend Tiger who stoppped surfing 30 years ago is a convert) , Orchid Hike, Off Shore Fishing, Salsa Dancing & Lessons, Jazz, Motorcycle Mountain Touring, Turtle Egg Releases, In-house Massage

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: Gringos from New York state, ocean lovers with background in Architecture, Environmental Advocacy and Window/Door Manufacturing.

Why San Francisco, Nay., Mexico:
After buying a spectacular seaside property 3 mi. out of town to build our dream house, we planned to first build a spec house in the village to fund construction of our dream house. To our surprise, when Casa Polo was complete, we discovered we loved living in the village more than ocean side & now our seaside lot is going on the market.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Lots of privacy, great manager, plunge pool, close to EntreAmigo community center, end of cul-de-sac.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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Photos

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Stairs above and Nicho to bedroom and bath below.

    Stairs above and Nicho to bedroom and bath below.

  • Plunge Pool with deck

    Plunge Pool with deck

  • First floor guest bedroom with kingsize bed and private bath.

    First floor guest bedroom with kingsize bed and private bath.

  • Plunge pool at night.

    Plunge pool at night.

  • Two twin beds adjacent to bathroom.

    Two twin beds adjacent to bathroom.

  • Fantastic Ping Pong table.

    Fantastic Ping Pong table.

  • Colin surfing in San Pancho

    Colin surfing in San Pancho

  • Favorite Sayulita breakfast spot 'O' with great massages nearby.(329) 291-3089

    Favorite Sayulita breakfast spot 'O' with great massages nearby.(329) 291-3089

  • San Pancho beach sunset

    San Pancho beach sunset

  • From a distance

    From a distance

  • See above for Casa Polo Margarita recipie - world's best!!!

    See above for Casa Polo Margarita recipie - world's best!!!

  • Corner detail.

    Corner detail.

  • Evening music down at the beach at La Playa.

    Evening music down at the beach at La Playa.

  • Second floor Master Suite with deck.

    Second floor Master Suite with deck.

  • Party time on the second floor deck.

    Party time on the second floor deck.

  • Dinette in kitchen.

    Dinette in kitchen.

  • Second floor deck with BBQ grill.

    Second floor deck with BBQ grill.

  • Nichos in the front hall

    Nichos in the front hall

  • Second floor master bedroom (in blue) with private bath and private deck.

    Second floor master bedroom (in blue) with private bath and private deck.

  • Guest bath detail

    Guest bath detail

  • BBQ on 2nd floor deck. (Table and benches have been added. see other photos)

    BBQ on 2nd floor deck. (Table and benches have been added. see other photos)

  • Essential Ingredients!!

    Essential Ingredients!!

  • Shower floor detail

    Shower floor detail

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, September 30, 2016

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