A note from Melissa and Bill Roberts:
Although we know you will be pampered by our staff in San Pancho, we also want you to know a bit about us. We have lived most of our adult life in Middletown, Connecticut, where Melissa has been a school social worker and Bill a clergyman, and then a consultant. When we were in our thirties with three young sons we built a home on Cape Cod, which became a very special place for our family. But as the boys grew up, moved away to the west coast, and had children of their own, we decided to relocate our vacation home in a place more convenient for them. We found this precious little pueblo called San Pancho and built a very impressive home there. Actually, we built three inter-connected homes.
We will say more about the town and our homes in a moment, but we want to underscore how important both friends and family are to us. We like to think that anyone who rents will also value friends and family and cherish this exquisite vacation home.
Melissa Roberts purchased this house in 2009
San Pancho. The Jewel of the Mexican Rivera. The Cultural Center of the State of Nayarit. A charming little Mexican town which has not lost its character even as it has provided its hospitality to a relatively small group of Americans and Canadians. We are so grateful for the welcome we have received from the folks who have lived here for generations. But we also pleased to be part of an expatriate community which respects the people and the traditions of the Mexicans.
Our guests regularly comment that it is wonderful to be a bit removed from the village. It is quiet here. The primary sounds are the pounding surf, the rustling leaves of the palm trees, and the singing of birds -- some of whom cackle more than they sing.
The property provides a perfect combination of surf and turf, in this case the turf is a jungle.
The CASITA is one of three homes on this property. It is completely separated from the other two, entered by its own stairway or, in the other direction, by a path through a stunning tropical garden. It has its own dipping pool, its own outdoor sitting area, and a large palapa, which ushers sea breezes into the house.
We worked with three architects in designing this house. Part of the reason we had so many is that we were determined that we could create characteristics in a single building project which, on the surface, might seem contradictory. But we believe we have been successful in pulling things together. Some examples:
1) The house is utterly open to the natural world, just spilling out into the jungle and overseeing the Gulf of Cortez; yet is can be closed up almost totally, protecting us and provding us with wonderfully intimate places to talk, and eat, and read, and just BE.
2) Our home is really three homes, which means you can have a large group here, BUT you can also use it as a quiet place for a romantic getaway for two.
3) All three houses have high quality appliances, modern cooking conveniences and utensils, and purified water, excellent airconditioning, BUT the glassware and the serving dishes, the furniture and the woodworking, the lights and the tiling -- all things that allow us to show off the exquisite Mexican craftsmanship that we have discovered in traveling through the country.
4) We are quite close to the beach and to town, but we are far enough away and are so totally self-sufficient (what with three pools) that we avoid the noise and the dust and even the traffic of this bustling little pueblo.