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

(18 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • 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

Other Amenities

  • Pickelball is available around the corner at EntreAmigos.


  • Ping Pong Table


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Village:

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

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


  • Dining:

    The table on the first floor seats 6. The second floor deck has more space for eating. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Immediately in front of the house...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards available on request...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holidays
Dec 15 - Jan 7, 2018
5 night min stay
Semans Santa / Easter
Mar 23 - Apr 1, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/15/2017
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  • 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.

  • B

    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.

  • C

    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.

  • D

    Las Huertas Golf Course View on map

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

0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
7/10th of a mile from the house

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


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
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

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  • Casa Polo

    Casa Polo

  • View from entry with plunge pool in the background.

    View from entry with plunge pool in the background.

  • Nichos in the front hall at night

    Nichos in the front hall at night

  • Living room at night

    Living room at night

  • Second floor Master Suite with deck.

    Second floor Master Suite with deck.

  • First floor master suite with kingsize bed and private bath.

    First floor master suite with kingsize bed and private bath.

  • First floor master bath detail

    First floor master bath detail

  • Second floor deck with BBQ grill.

    Second floor deck with BBQ grill.

  • Outdoor Ping Pong table at Casa Polo

    Outdoor Ping Pong table at Casa Polo

  • San Pancho beach sunset

    San Pancho beach sunset

  • Our soniColin surfing in San Pancho

    Our soniColin surfing in San Pancho

  • Favorite Sayulita breakfast spot, 'O'.

    Favorite Sayulita breakfast spot, 'O'.

  • View from entry

    View from entry

  • Plunge pool with fountain

    Plunge pool with fountain

  • Living room view from kitchen

    Living room view from kitchen

  • Kitchen and eating area

    Kitchen and eating area

  • Second floor master suite sitting area

    Second floor master suite sitting area

  • First floor master suite

    First floor master suite

  • This has been changed and now there is a queen bed on the bottom. Need new photo

    This has been changed and now there is a queen bed on the bottom. Need new photo

  • Second floor deck

    Second floor deck

  • Entry to San Pancho  beach from the main street

    Entry to San Pancho beach from the main street

  • Local artist gets creative at the north end of the beach

    Local artist gets creative at the north end of the beach

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

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

  • Casa Polo from a distance

    Casa Polo from a distance

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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