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Awesome Casa Polo - In The Sweetest Town In Mexico, San Pancho

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-7), WIFI, Plunge Pool, garden, 2 terraces

Casa Polo is a sweet home in the fishing village of San Pancho (officially: San Francisco) on a lazy cul-de-sac . Designed to be a haven with three primary concerns, Casa Polo has privacy, layers of public spaces and a passive cooling design.

* Note: There is wifi. All new upgraded mattresses!

*Two king master suites have dedicated baths, closets and privacy.

* Queen bedroom with twin bunk above offers great sleeping flexibility for adults or kids.

*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,. Due to unprotected stairwell and ladder, the house is unsuitable for toddlers and rambunctious kids (and rambunctious 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 of beautiful 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 Year's and Easter. On the left end is great surf and 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 cul-de-sac has a particularly relaxed feeling while still giving an authentic Mexican experience. We walk or bike (rent) everywhere. The ocean is a ten minute walk and almost everything you could want is between here and there: wonderful restaurants, taco stands, the EntreAmigo community center, shopping, bars, pilates classes and soccer field. Las Huertas Golf Club is 3/4 mile away: they rent clubs for both 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. Amazing statistic: the owners of 3 American recording studios own houses in tiny SP. In 2017 the International Swing Break week was held in San Pancho in April with beginners to professional lessons, demonstrations and open party for all. I was smitten and am signing up for 2018.

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. In case you have an overflow of friends wanting to be nearby, she also has an adorable cassita on the first floor of her house.

Great link if you are interested in surfing in the area:

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


More Details

Property Manager
Dorothy Reilly
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Dorothy Reilly

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

Dorothy Reilly purchased this house in 2007

Why Dorothy Reilly chose San Francisco

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.

What makes this house unique

Lots of privacy, great manager, plunge pool, close to EntreAmigo community center, end of cul-de-sac.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Happy New Year's greetings.

Please forgive the tardiness of this note- somehow the re-entry was more challenging than ever!

This is, no doubt, because both Michael and I had such a wonderful time in San Pancho. While we'd be in the town about 12 years ago- to have pizza- we never took in the big picture. What a lovely town, with such spirit and friendliness. I cannot wait to return.

We loved EntreAmigo and visited several times to drink in the culture and see the close interaction of both natives and "gringos". Adored the recycled "art" and the crafts and all the efforts being made there to educate and nurture a real sense of community. We drove to Sayulita one day and scurried away in horror at what that sweet town has become- yikes!

We loved your gorgeous house and were so comfortable there. We spent countless hours on the upper deck reading, eating and enjoying the view.

We're especially grateful to Abi and Carlos for their attention and friendship throughout our stay.

Thank you for all that you did to make our stay such a memorable one. We hope to be back soon.
Jan 2014
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San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Above the queen is a twin bunk.
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Pickelball is available nearby at San Pancho Hascienda.


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Awesome Casa Polo - In The Sweetest Town In Mexico, San Pancho
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 25 reviews

A beautiful, rustic and cozy home with lots of space and comfort for many guests.

  • 5 of 5

First, Abi was a great host, and very accommodating for us when we came into town. She had many pointers for us about the town, use of the house, and provided answers for all of or questions, and we were set for our stay! The house was more than enough room for the three of us, as we all had our own bedroom, indoor/outdoor showers, and if you're worried about the heat, there are fans above every bed. We had roof access, two balconies, a big living room and ample space in the kitchen to cook meals with everyone. We would definitely come back here!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled Abi and Casa Polo met your needs and look forward to your return! What a pleasure to have you stay with us. And thanks for the review.
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Astoria, OR

Great relaxing house, great communication with host, woud stay again!

  • 5 of 5

The house is really beautiful and in a chill town. It is a bit further from the beach than we thought, but not bad still at 15min or so walking. Great pool, ping pong, beautiful bedrooms, comfy beds.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay! We are five girlfriends (for 50 plus years !) who get together every year for a reunion. This year we chose the town of San Pancho and it was perfect. The house was lovely, easy and accommodating. We were met by Abi and Carlos who were so warm, welcoming, helpful and kind. They were easy to contact and so responsive to our questions and needs. Loved that we could walk into town for restaurants and shops. And the beach! We began our days by cooking breakfast in the well-stocked kitchen and often ended them with drinks and snacks on the upper deck. Great place to be together. We are already planning a return trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful outdoor living home

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! It was a pleasure having you.
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

I loved this house! It was beautiful and cozy. Abi was wonderful to have for support. Everything was very clean. Easy walk to the beach. Would definitely recommend for a stay! Seemed way more authentic and a better experience than some of the other hotels/rentals I saw in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nadiya I'm so pleased that Casa Polo is a house you would recommend. Yes, Abi is great - I agree. We love her. Thanks for being a stellar guest!
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Beautiful open layout

  • 5 of 5

Great location in town with access to everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Casa Polo. The house appreciated you back. :-) Thank you for being such wonderful tenants.
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Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
7/10th of a mile from the house
Nearest Point of Interest
La Patrona Polo Club
Nearest Point of Interest
The Pacific!!!!
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Las Huertas Golf Course
Car: not necessary

PingPong at Casa Polo, Nearby Pickeball, Yoga, Polo, Ocean Sunsets, Stand-up-paddelboarding, SUP surfing, Orchid Hike, Off Shore Fishing, Salsa Dancing & Lessons, Jazz, Motorcycle Mountain Touring, Turtle Egg Releases, In-house Massage


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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