GORGEOUS HOUSE, GARDEN OASIS WITH POOL - LUXURY AND PRIVACY

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
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GORGEOUS HOUSE, GARDEN OASIS WITH POOL - LUXURY AND PRIVACY

San Francisco House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

BIG NEWS: Casa de Sophia has been remodeled so that it now offers TWO RENTAL CHOICES:

1) the entire Casa de Sophia house (2BR, 2BA), pool and garden, perfect for up to four guests (see description below) who want the ultimate in luxury and privacy.

** Available for bookings Nov 1-Dec 27 2014 and Apr 1-30 2015 - check online calendar for potential reservation dates**

OR

2) the brand new Bird of Paradise apartment, perfect for just two guests. The second floor has been remodeled into a beautiful private apartment (2BR, 1BA) fully furnished, with its own new kitchen and living area under the palm-thatched palapa roof, new screened windows and ceiling fans, and with its own private staircase access.

**Available for bookings Jan 3-Apr 30, 2015. Contact owner for more information, photos, rates (as low as $40/night!), and reservations**

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Casa de Sophia is a lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath house on 2 floors, fully furnished, local phone and high speed WI-FI service, right in the quaint village and easy walking distance through town to the beach. The beautiful house has Mexican tiles throughout, hand-painted ceramic bathroom sinks, river rock shower floors, Mexican leather/wood furnishings, high ceilings with fans, and is decorated with colorful local art.

Downstairs are the office/media room, a fully equipped kitchen with festive linens and dishware, quality kitchenware and cutlery, and all appliances. Off the kitchen is the living room/dining room and guest full bath. Through double parota-wood French doors is a large tiled patio that spills out into the lush tropical gardens, with 60' coconut palm trees, tropical plants, flowering vines and shrubs, and a high masonry wall for quiet and privacy. A deep-blue tiled swimming pool completes the garden oasis experience.

Upstairs is an incredible open air living room/dining room with a high palapa-thatched roof and views of the jungle mountains. Large comfy couches are perfect for lounging and entertaining. The master bedroom with queen bed has its own tiled balcony through French doors, overlooking the gardens and pool below. Also upstairs is the cute guest bedroom with two twin beds, and a full bath.

And to top it off, twice a week, a friendly housekeeper and handy gardener keep Casa de Sophia at her best for your wonderful vacation holiday. Additional housekeeping services are available at 200 pesos per visit.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful time staying at your BEAUTIFUL CASA in San Pancho. Octavio and Mayela were wonderful. They were very helpful with suggestions of things to see and do in the area. Mayela cooked us a delicious mole dinner one evening. They, like the rest of San Pancho, made our stay very relaxing. We'll be back.
Feb 2014
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I am a university marine science communicator and my husband is a master yacht captain. We both love to travel, explore, and sail, and San Pancho is our favorite place in Mexico.

I am a stickler for a clean, attractive, unique, and well-managed home. Casa de Sophia is all that and more.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

San Pancho is such a great town. Unlike Sayulita which is beset with poor sanitation, huge crowds and traffic and Punta de Mita which is overpriced and pretentious, San Pancho is an authentic coastal village with historic and modern Mexican culture (music, art, food, handicrafts) that make it unique and lots of fun to explore. The people are friendly, helpful, and enjoy visitors. It's a village that succeeds in bridging the cultural gap between Mexicans and Americans/Canadians/Europeans/whomever so that you feel a member of the community, and not just a tourist. And the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper Travel Section in Sept 2011 rated San Pancho as one of the most fun and SAFEST destinations in Mexico.

The things I enjoy every time I return to Casa de Sophia are: slowing down my lifestyle by lounging at the pool; preparing local, fresh and inexpensive meals in the great kitchen; practicing my terrible Spanish with a tutor that comes to the house; enjoying the tropical beauty of the palms and hibiscus blossoms in the gorgeous garden oasis; having friends over and lounging upstairs in the large open air palapa livingroom on warm evenings.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

4.7
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous House, Garden Oasis with Pool - Luxury and Privacy
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San Francisco Nayarit
Guadalajara
5

LOVELY HOUSE, GARDEN, POOL FOR A BEACH RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We loved the garden and pool at this rental home - access to beach was just a short walk through town - San Pancho is delightful - Octavio and Mayela were delightful property stewards - we look forward to coming back!
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Gorgeous House, Garden Oasis with Pool - Luxury and Privacy
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San Francisco Nayarit
Austin, TX
5

PERFECT LOCATION IN MY FAVORITE TOWN

  • 5 of 5
I agree with the other reviews - this house is comfortable, clean, beautiful, and the back yard is great. My husband and I have visited San Pancho and the next town up (Lo De Marcos) a couple of times and stayed in places we found via VRBO. We have also stayed in apts/houses while traveling in Europe. One of my biggest complaints is that the houses are usually not laid out very well. It too often feels like the owners are simply trying to maximize the sleeping areas. Which is fine if that is what you are looking for. However, I like to feel like I am in a home, like I actually could be living there. For me that is part of the reason we rent a house/apt instead of a hotel. Casa Sophia has the layout and feel of someone's home - not just a vacation rental. My favorite room was the office (what a treat to have a dedicated office while on vacation) and my husband's fave was the palapa room upstairs. We both enjoyed having an actual living room overlooking the fabulous backyard.

At first I wasn't sure I would like the location since we had previously stayed closer to the beach. However, this time we rented a car so we weren't about the distance. It turned out that we didn't use the car at all in town (only for going to other towns). Each time we went to the beach we took a different route and we saw so much of San Pancho that we didn't even know existed. I also liked that if we did want to ride the bus it was a very short walk.

On top of how much we loved this house, the owner was extremely easy to work with and everything was exactly as it should be in renting a vacation home - no stress, no problems, perfect house, and a great location.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous House, Garden Oasis with Pool - Luxury and Privacy
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San Francisco Nayarit
Ohio
5

RETIRED AND DELIGHTED

  • 5 of 5
We had the great fortune to stay at Casa Sophia for a month. Had to thank Jane and John for buying the place and then renting it to us! Loved it. Now if the report is too glowing we won’t get space again so I’d better be low key! It is overseen by wonderful managers as well as helpers 2 times a week in the form of gardener and maid who are efficient and helpful. A person could get spoiled. I had a bit of work so the Wi-Fi in the office was a blessing. The home in general was so much more than we had imagined from the photos. Well kept, better than average décor. Oh, if you stay home to eat and are not used to gas-light the oven while the button is depressed. Took a week to figure that out-just me! We felt like we were living in the “Secret Garden” and spent our home time out side. How lovely it all was.
This is the community we were looking for: Integrated, safe, very friendly, many social activities for such a small town (pop. about 2000). The Casa is at the beginning of town so you are only a short walk to one of the many little produce markets if you forgot something when the vendor came by. It is a very indigenous town in the early hours, 7ish, the roosters start strutting their stuff. Just close the bedroom door if you’re not ready to strut your stuff! The Vendors for produce, wonderful produce- start about 8. Fresh Juice daily was how we began the day! It is about a 15 min. walk to the beach since you tend to dawdle a bit looking at everything you pass! The cost of living is wonderfully low. Entre Amigos the children’s organization is really great for Spanish classes with Julie-excellent teacher. They have a library of English books too but then there are good ones in the house too. Can’t think of a thing that was forgotten when the house was lovingly put together. Thank You so Much! Carol n Doug
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Gorgeous House, Garden Oasis with Pool - Luxury and Privacy
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+ 410-330-2968 (Maryland, USA)
San Francisco Nayarit
Hood River, OR, USA
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME, GREAT VALUE

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here in February 2012 with our 5 year-old daughter and we were so happy that we chose this home. It is as beautiful as the pictures indicate and even roomier than I had anticipated. The house is very clean and well-cared for. The backyard garden is an absolute paradise. The rooms are comfortable and nicely decorated. The owners keep the place free of clutter but stocked with essentials for guests plus a few extras like an interesting library to browse and tasteful artwork and handicrafts to enjoy. The kitchen is well-appointed and includes lovely Mexican ceramic dishes and glassware. For the price we felt we really scored in terms of luxury and quality. At night we did have to get used to the neighborhood noises (mostly from dogs and roosters). But, we appreciated being in a "real" neighborhood with a mix of vacation homes and local residents as opposed to the more exclusive resort areas along the beach and north of town. Seen from the street, Casa Sophia appears handsome and secure, but also subtle and understated. It blends in well with its surroundings and only reveals its true charms when you enter. The house worked well for us with our daughter, however the balcony railings are kind of low so if you have rambunctious youngsters you might feel a bit nervous upstairs.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Gorgeous House, Garden Oasis with Pool - Luxury and Privacy
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+ 410-330-2968 (Maryland, USA)
San Francisco Nayarit
Wausau Wi. USA
5

SUMMER VACATION IN THE WINTER 2012

  • 5 of 5
Just wanted to say what a fantastic place to stay in San Pancho. We arrived late on Thursday and took a tour of your beautiful house Casa De Sophia and couldn't believe that we would be staying in such a fantastic place for 10 days. It is in a very friendly neighborhood and just a short walk to town and a lot of very good restaurants{ El Retorno ,The Blue Pig , Baja Takeria , EsRiquisimo , Dolce Amore ?Italian Restaurant on corner }. We spent more time at the house and in the backyard than we thought we would it is so peaceful and quite. We enjoyed the pool and the lounge chairs just to sit in the sunny weather and take a nap. We also enjoyed the trucks that would drive by the house selling fresh fruits,vegetables,shrimp. We walked to the beach everyday to lay in the sand and watch the sun set at one of the restaurants on the beach. One day we even watched the Turtles being released and learned about them from the volunteers. The cleaning lady and pool man were very friendly and kept the house and yard very comfortable.
Randy & Diane
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous House, Garden Oasis with Pool - Luxury and Privacy
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San Francisco Nayarit
Westchester, New York
5

PENNY & BILL

Penny & Bill
  • 5 of 5
One of the most effortless vacations we have ever had. We walked through the door of Casa de Sophia and felt like we were home. Welcoming, classy and very private. Wide doors open onto tropical gardens and a sparkling azure pool. Shaded settees were perfect for reading and napping. Upstairs you emerge into a huge open palapa with views of the little town or the mountains beyond. Case de Sophia has the kind of personal touches one rarely see in a vacation house. From the clever open spaces to the littlest design choices in pottery, wall hangings, and exotic woods.
And what adventures are right out the door! Jungles, isolated beaches, surfer hot spots, open air cafes, tiny art galleries, nightlife, crafts & farmers markets and even an elegant Polo Club. But there are no cruise ships docking here, no street lights and only one ATM. San Pancho is a treasure whose secret won't last much longer. Our advice? Go soon.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Beach
San Pancho
Car: not necessary

The property is just a short walk to Entre Amigos, a non-profit bi-lingual community center, where you can take classes in yoga, Spanish, dance, or enjoy their art festivals and lecture series. Children can take art classes, use the children's library, or learn dance and theater. Also close by is the San Pancho Polo Club where thrilling evening matches of skilled riders and beautiful horses can be viewed while enjoying cocktails and incredible dinners.

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Availability & Rates

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San Francisco House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $95/nt
  • US Dollars
  • High Season (Nov-Apr) .. $95/night.. ONE NIGHT FREE WITH 2 WEEK RENTAL
  • Low Season (May-Oct) .. $1200/month .. ONE MONTH MINIMUM
  • 25% surcharge over Thanksgiving, Xmas, New Years, San Pancho Music Fest, Easter
  • $300 refundable damage deposit required
  • ** 3 night minimum
  • ** monthly discount 20% (offered in High Season only)
  • ** RESERVE IMMEDIATELY with US Visa card via PayPal (in US: add 3% PayPal fee)

Amenities

San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Mexican tiles and sink, river stone shower, window to garden
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Mexican tiles and sink, river stone shower, window to garden
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , with Master balcony overlooking tropical garden and pool
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • water parks
  • museums
  • festivals
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • fishing

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