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Unique Home in Quiet, Private Setting and Fabulous Views of the Ocean and Jungle

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Last updated: 05/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Great home for whale watching with 2 bedrooms+convertible bed, 2 baths, sleeps 5

On a hillside, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by virgin palms, Casa Colina is a unique home in a private setting with breathtaking views of both the ocean and the jungle.

If you are a nature lover, you will consider this unique home to be your piece of paradise. It provides outdoor palapa living, where you can relax and sunbathe on the large wrap around terrace while watching the migrating Humpback whales, schools of leaping Mantas, diving Pelicans, colorful flocks of Parakeets, Redheaded Woodpeckers, soaring Hawks and numerous other tropical birds. In addition to wildlife watching, without even leaving the terrace, you can view the colorful fishing and luxury sailboats that ride the swells of the bay.

This home is a perfect setting for a couple looking for a very private location, as well as the place for 2 couples choosing to vacation together, as the house features two separate bedroom suites with queen size beds and private baths, both featuring unique open tropic showers, enhancing your experience in this beautiful setting, by allowing you to bathe in utmost privacy while feeling you are part of the surrounding tropical environment.

In addition, the house has 2 separate outdoor patios. On the side patio, you can position your lounge chair to take advantage of the jungle and ocean views. On the front patio, you will enjoy the rhythmic sounds of the ocean, while watching the surf break on the shore and rocks below.

If you have a more active vacation in mind, the white sand beach, located just below the house, offers swimming, snorkeling, fishing, sea kyaking, and surfing. If you are a golfer, you can access the Los Muertas Golf Club by taking a 10-minute walk towards the village. Numerous excursions are also offered by tour companies located in the San Pancho pueblo, which can be accessed by walking 10-15 minutes into the village. If tennis is your sport, you can play on a private clay court, available, by reservation only, by taking a short walk into the jungle.

In the friendly and often lively Mexican fishing village of San Pancho, you can try out your Spanish and visit the numerous restaurants serving delicious local dishes and fresh seafood.

A great Saturday night activity is walking to the polo field in the village of San Pancho to watch a polo match. There is also a restaurant next to the polo field where you can have dinner and drinks while watching the match from your table.

Please feel free to call with your questions, requests for additional information, and/ or pictures. Our 503 980 3349 number is toll-free from the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
Keywords: Spectacular panoramic views A 15 minute walk into the village of San Pancho. Beach access directly in front of the property. Definitely THE PLACE for tropical bird and whale watching

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Member since: 2000

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 88%
Calendar last updated: 05/03/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Both bathrooms have tropical open air showers. You feel as though you are showering outdoors but have the privacy of an inside shower. This results in a very special bathing experience, especially at night when there is a clear star filled sky....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Kitchen is equipped with microwave, range, full size refrigerator, cookware and utensils, Everything you will need for your dining pleasure. You can reduce your packing of clothing as the maid will do your laundry for you, All linens, including beach towels are provided, and there is complete maid service twice weekly, No Pets or Smokers please. The house is handicap accessible with some exceptions....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Shaw satellite system that provides programming in various time zones....moreless

  • Stereo:

    surround sound in the front half of the house...moreless

  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    We have both a beach view and a jungle view....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    One of the best seats for watching the migrating Humpback Whales is right in our front room and patio. You will also have one of the best views for tropical bird watching, leaping dolphins, schools of fish, etc....moreless

  • Water View:

    One of the numerous Public accesses to the San Pancho beach is just a short walk down our hill and lined up directly with our house....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    You can dine on the front or back deck as they both have tables and chairs set up for that purpose, or you can dine in the front room or at the kitchen counter. Numerous sets of placemats available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    large, gas and new. See info. regarding the use of the washer. The same information applies to the drier....moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed wireless ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    lots of off road parking available...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Lots of off street parking available....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Our Vonage phone will allow you unlimited calls to USA, Canada and Mexico...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Both numerous bath and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    large new electric washer. We do ask, however, that our housekeeper be the only person to use it unless you have an emergency. She comes twice a week and will do your laundry for you....moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need, even for baking...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator:

    Large refrigerator/freezer with plenty of room for a week + supply of food...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:


  • Golf:

    small course about 10 minutes by foot...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season 2017
Mar 6 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,743 $6,500
Low Season 2017
Jun 1 - Oct 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,386 $5,000
High Season 2017-2018
Oct 16 - Feb 28, 2018
4 night min stay
$2,086 $8,000
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$1,750 $7,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 15%


refundable damage deposits depend on length of stay.

Our cancellation policy is as follows: Your refund amount will be based on the # of days in your reservation that we are able to re-rent. So if you have to cancel, it is to your advantage to do it as early as possible, giving us a longer amount of time to re-rent the dates we had reserved for you. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/03/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mar Plata
300 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
In San Pancho
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mar Plata
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Public access lines up directly in front of Casa C

Car: Not Necessary

Sea kyaking, surfing, surf lessons, horse back riding, yoga, massage, manicure, pedicure, or just relaxing in a very quiet private setting.

NOW NEW in San Pancho.....a BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE open to the public and only a 10 minute walk from our


The San Pancho activity center now offers Spanish lessons, guided trips to an orchid farm and hot house, in addition to other community activities. Just be sure to frequently check their schedule by stopping by the center.

There are also tour companies in town that offer numerous excursions: snorkeling, scuba and fishing trips, excursions to San Blas and nearby mangrove swamps, sea kayaking, sailing and many more new and exciting experiences await you when you vacation in San Pancho. Oops, I almost forgot about the polo matches which are regularly held in San Pancho as well as the weekly turtle presentation which is usually followed by a baby turtle release on the beach. For anyone who has an interest in tropical birds, San Pancho now has it's own resident expert who often leads groups of locals and tourists around our local area as he points out the numerous varieties of tropical birds who make their homes in the area. You can often find the inf. on where and when these walks are scheduled by logging onto


Owner info

About the owner: My favorite spot is in the hammock on the front patio of Casa Colina. Great place to watch the changing of the light as the sun moves across the sky, the flight and chase of the beautiful tropical birds, as well as the spouting of the Humpback whales as they do their yearly migration from the northern waters of Alaska to the Bay of Banderas. Also my favorite spot for reading a good book or just taking a mid day nap.

Why the Owner Chose San Francisco, Nay., Mexico:
We never intended to buy property in Mexico. We were just on an extended trip through Mexico in our new RV. Once we discovered the beauty of the tropical paradise called 'San Pancho, we were hooked! The RV trip we had planned through Mexico and up the eastern coast of the USA, came to an abrupt end in San Pancho! That was about 18 years ago. We did eventually take an extended trip through Mexico, in addition to exploring the East Coast of the U.S. but the tropical beauty along with welcoming people of San Pancho continues to draw us back to our favorite place, San Pancho, year after year! The beauty of San Pancho inspired my husband to design our beautiful and unique home, Casa Colina. After spending numerous hours on our hill, recording the direction and times of the changing breezes, he designed 6 foot glass doors, strategically placed to take full advantage of the tropical breezes. As another way of augmenting the flow of the air, he designed the palapa roof, made of Royal Palm fronds and natural wood, that shelters the front half of the house, in addition to the coupala that sits at the peak of the roof. He then added three ceiling fans to the palapa roof in addition to hanging one in each bedroom. All his careful planning and design gives us a home that is very comfortable without the need for any air conditioning until well into the summer months. At that time, we head for the much cooler summers of the NW. I am also a music lover and my husband's additional thoughtfulness resulted in built in speakers in the front of the house, giving us the amazing effect of beautiful surround sound!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Since we discovered San Pancho and built Casa Colina, many others have continued to be drawn to this pristine paradise but we have been lucky enough to have lots of land and space between our home and our closest neighbors. We not only continue to have the kind of privacy we had when we initially built Casa Colina but both our ocean and jungle views have and will remain unobstructed. The increased population of San Pancho has brought more varied and excellent restaurants, a golf course that is open to the public, a polo field hosting Friday evening polo matches, festivals throughout the year with one of the annual highlights being the February music festival! As more visitors from all over the world have continued to discover San Pancho, our local hospital has also enlarged and upgraded it's facilities. No matter where you are in San Pancho, the hospital is approximately 10 minutes away!!!

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 88%
Calendar last updated: 05/03/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • From top of our driveway

    From top of our driveway





  • Looking into guest shower which has an open but private view of the ocean.

    Looking into guest shower which has an open but private view of the ocean.

  • Looking @ outside of master bath tropical shower.

    Looking @ outside of master bath tropical shower.

  • Palm cutter

    Palm cutter

  • picture of ocean side of house

    picture of ocean side of house

  • taking pictures from our patio of migrating Humpback whales

    taking pictures from our patio of migrating Humpback whales

  • Sunsets from our front patio are always spectacular!

    Sunsets from our front patio are always spectacular!

  • View from Casa Colina

    View from Casa Colina



  • Looking into the kitchen

    Looking into the kitchen

  • Owners' favorite place to read!

    Owners' favorite place to read!

  • guest bathroom

    guest bathroom

  • Looking out at the ocean from the hallway

    Looking out at the ocean from the hallway

  • Gatito looking into the jungle

    Gatito looking into the jungle

  • Looking through the arch into the back patio

    Looking through the arch into the back patio

  • Right before sunset on a cloudy winter day

    Right before sunset on a cloudy winter day

  • Sunset on a cloudy winter day

    Sunset on a cloudy winter day

  • View from our house of waves hitting the rocks

    View from our house of waves hitting the rocks

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This listing was first published here in 2000.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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