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Tropical Paradise With Ocean View

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Bathrooms, 5 Decks, Infinity Pool, 2 Kitchens

The main house has 3 bedrooms with 3 1/2 bathrooms. Seperate from the main house is the Casita,which has a large bedroom, bath, deck and small covered outdoor kitchen. The Casita is located over a two car garage.Each bedroom has semi private lounging decks. Main house has central living room , fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer.

Very large main deck around pool.

Please contact Charlotte before making reservation. or area code 001-405-224-6946

One bedroom on first floor level, two bedroom on second level with large open air sitting area under a Pilapa (palm fronds roof). Large native palms throughout property, extremely well landscaped with a large variety of tropical plants.

Special water treatment system installed to ensure safe drinking water. Automatic sprinkler system for landscaping.

TV on site but no cable service. Free WiFi Internet access installed. Entry gates to driveway may be locked for privacy.

All rooms have individual air conditioning units.

More Details

Charlotte Nelson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Charlotte Nelson

House was custom built in 2004. We had been coming to San Pancho for years with friends and loved the village and the friendly people of San Pancho. We determined that we would like a second home in this unique place to be enjoyed by us, our children, grandchildren and friends. We now would like to share our home with others and hope they will find the same joy and relaxation that continues to bring us here.

Charlotte Nelson purchased this villa in 2004

Why Charlotte Nelson chose Nayarit

We selected this hillside ocean view and found Estela Mendozia a local architecture and builder who designed and built the house to take full advantage of its location and views. Located in the former jungle it is a 5 minute walk to the beach and within walking distance of a 9 hole golf course and The village of SanPancho.

What makes this villa unique

Tropical paradise under native palms with wide variety of tropical plants. Privacy & solitude if you wish or hiking the nearby jungle coastal road , beach combing miles of San Pancho beach, eating on the beachside resturants, shopping in central San Pancho or in nearby towns.

Local groceries have fresh eggs, produce and fresh made tortillas. Many local resturants have wide variety of excellent food and service. Local soccer teams play games weekly and San Pancho has a very nice polo field with regular games played.

San Pancho is a small real Mexican village, quiet and not crowded with throngs of day tourists like you would see in large port cities like PV near massive resorts and hotels. Costa Azul is the largest hotel in San Pancho and has about 50 rooms and another local hotel had 10 rooms so most visitors live in local single family residences together with native Mexicans families.

The area has many homes owned and occupied by Americans & Canadians. Excellent health care is available at local hospital and local pharmacies.

Our home is managed locally by Bayo and his wife Cruz who maintain the grounds, the residence, pool, and provide cleaning services. These are longtime employees and will prepare the residence for your stay and will assist you will any problems with the property. Linens & towels will be cleaned every third day during your stay together will general housecleaning and grounds maintenance if you select the housekeeping option.


San Francisco Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 5 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , Double vanity with large hanging closet & shelving.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , Storage closet in bathroom with single sink & outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 Master - toilet , outdoor shower , Double sink vanity with toilet, outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower , Double sink vanity, storage closet, outdoor shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Guest bath on level one
  • All bathrooms have coral marble floors, tile showers, hot water.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Second level bedroom known as 'twin room'
    Bedroom 3 Master - 1 king , Large bedroom with armoire storage. Owners closet is locked.
    Bedroom 4 Casita - 1 king , Separate structure over garage with private deck
  • All bedrooms are large and each easily sleeps two adults. Floors are coral marble and each room had good seating for your use. Each bedroom has semi-private deck with lounge chairs and or tables. Bedrooms all have doors which can be locked, also windows with screens. Doors & windows also have blinds or curtains.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 18 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Entire house is built of mexican brick with stucco or stone or concrete. All flooring on decks & bedroom is coral marble. House was designed and constructed by famed local architect/builder Estela Mendoza. This is a very special house with panorama ocean views and built in the jungle hillside. Insects are not normally a problem. Many species of birds and other animals in the area. Shrimp and fish are caught in the ocean right out the front door. House is very private and you will not see any neighbors normally. Front driveway gate can be locked at night for your privacy. The town center of San Pancho is located about 1 mile south of the property and is geared to serving local residences. There are many types of restaurants, small shops, small grocery stores and venders of fresh fruit, vegetables and sea food.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Tropical Paradise With Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
San Luis Obipso, CA.

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege of saying at Casa De Ava for the second time. This time we brought family and friends and they enjoyed the beautiful home as much as we did previously. This home is beautiful, comfortable and layed out so everyone has a little space of their own. We had a group of eight and never once felt crowded. All the rooms are lovely and the outdoor showers were so fun. The views are just amazing you never want to leave. We were also lucky to be taken care of by a great couple, the caretakers Bayo and Cruz just make your stay extra special. Thank You for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It is exactly as it seems. Maybe better. Owner is great and very easy to work with. Home is amazing...great tucked-away location, layout, pool, beach. Awesome sunsets! Sayulita has become so busy. It was refreshing to retreat to our Casa de Ava paradise in San Pancho. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey, B.C., Canada

A sunset paradise

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Ava is as advertised, only better. Great layout for multiple couples or families with adult kids. Easy walk to the beach or town. Great pool with a magnificent view and fabulous sunsets. The restaurant just below the Casa was excellent. San Pancho is a very nice quieter laid back town with all the amenities we required. Birds, whales Casa de Ava has it all. A nice touch were the fresh flowers. All we need is an excuse to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with great views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa de Ava. The home has a unique indoor/outdoor layout and a great pool. All bedrooms are separate and perfect for multiple couples or older children; anyone that appreciates privacy. All showers are outdoor, so you really feel one with nature. The location is on the north side of town and about a mile walk down the beach to get into town. We did not mind the walk, but if you have younger children, you will want a car. The pool and its view is amazing. We spent several afternoons, just hanging at the pool. It's not heated, but is refreshing in the hot afternoon sun. There is a great restaurant right by the house, which is nice because the rest of the area is residential. We saw tons of birds, whales, very large iguanas and coatimundis! It was very exciting for our 4 year old! We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

A beautiful view close to the jungle

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Ava was full of good surprises: a wonderful view of the sea from each one of the bedrooms, and from the pool area; good game of dishes, glasses and kitchen supplies; early birds of blue long feathers, and other tropical visitors because it is so close to the jungle. Ballo and Cruz do a very good work and helped all the time we required. My family and me spent a delicious vacations there, with enough place to be all together ore alone, or in small groups because the house has decks everywhere, and a good taste in furniture and in all "the little things" thak make us fell so well. We are sure we would like to return. It is a paradise.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best family vacation and Christmas ever!

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded all our expectations. Spectacular place in every respect. Great sunsets, views and memories of all. The owners did a really wonderful job of developing their home and we loved every minute of our time at the house, on the beach and in San Pancho. We had a big span of ages and everyone had a wonderful experience. Will definitely look for another opportunity to stay there. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerto Varllarta
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Costa Azul
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Mex 200
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Costa Azul
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
San Pancho
Car: recommended

Downtown San Pancho has small shops and restaurants of all types. Also has beach access one block from downtown with additional restaurants and area vendors. Several small grocery stores, pharmacies, and hospital.

San Pancho is located 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta in the state of Nayarit and local time is the central time zone US. Buses & taxis travel from Puerto Vallarta to San Pancho and there is local taxi service in San Pancho.

A rental car is easy to obtain at airport and is recommended. No special license is required to drive a rental car.

To enter Mexico from any other country requires a passport. Tourists are encouraged and treated kindly. Spanish is the primary language but many people speak English.

The winter season is the considered the prime season with little rain and mild temperature from 60F to 85f. Summer. season is the rainy season and has higher humidity and temperatures in the 90's.

Whales watching is common in December through February with whale watching charter boats in several locations.

The town of Sayulita is 5 miles away and has lots of shopping and surfing. More of a tourist & art influence town which is fun to visit.

There are many other small local towns within 15 miles that are neat to visit and shop.


Rates & Availability

San Francisco Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Maid Service $150

Owner will prepare contract for execution by renter. Contact Owner by email or phone for additional information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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