Third Year of Heaven!
Submitted: March 3, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
My husband and I just concluded our third weekly stay in three years at this gorgeous property. Until now, we've never repeated a VRBO stay despite having experienced other great accommodations in other locales. The combination of this particular home, with stunning ocean views from every room, and the low-key, colorful village of San Pancho, results in a unique get-away vacation.
As others have commented, the pictures don't do this home justice. The scale, the quality of materials, the architecture that is so perfectly suited to maximize views, is really breathtaking.
Despite the small size of San Pancho (no resorts - yay!), you'll find great restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We enjoy Maria's, La Playa, Mar Plata and Cafe Del Mar. There is a little grocer in town, butchers, etc, that stock most of what you'll need, even if doing most of your own cooking. We disinfect all fruits and vegetables and have had no problems buying from the local farm carts.
Last year a beautifully kept 9-hole golf course nestled in the jungle area of San Pancho, with ocean views, opened to the public. Prior to then, Las Huertas was only available to the couple that built it and their friends. We play 2 - 3 times each trip. No reservations needed. Never a wait to get on. We walk the hilly course, but carts are available. No golf clubs for rent, however.
We do recommend getting a car, even if just staying in San Pancho during your stay. While you can walk to town from Villa Roca via the beach or the road, it's a bit far for grocery runs or nighttime dining out. And, there is a killer driveway to climb to get to the awesome cliff top perch of Villa Roca. We highly recommend renting from Gecko vs one of the national car rental brands. Trust us! We learned from experience.
In conclusion, we hope to be back for our fourth year in a row!
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