|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Casa del Risco is a one bedroom, open floor plan casita, perched 110 ft above a private cove beach, on your own private, walled ½ acre, with 180 degree coastal views, on the Pacific Ocean.
After passing through the iron entrance gate, through flowering gardens and giant palm trees, you descend down several garden steps over a wooden bridge and through an antique door into the casita. The casita is comprised of one bedroom, kitchen, double sink vanity, private WC and an outdoor shower accessible through a glass door. The private outdoor shower, where you may spend more time than expected, is partially enclosed on two sides, covered with a palapa roof and open to a raised garden on the third side. The breathtaking view from the shower includes the waves breaking on the beach & cliffs below as well as the coastline south to Sayulita. Opposite the foot of the bed are sliding doors and sliding screens to the balcony, with a palapa roof and palm tree supports, table and chairs. Breakfast, lunch or sunset dinner can be enjoyed here in total privacy without ever leaving home. Below the balcony is a tiled sun deck with a barbecue, wet-bar, chaise lounges and umbrella. By now you probably have guessed that this is not a place for children. There are several steep cliffs and drop-offs. The steps to the beach have a rope railing but the sunning patios have only planters. You will enjoy the feeling of being in the treetops with the flocks of pelicans that float on the air currents all day long, occasionally diving for fish below. Watch for whales just to the right of the property about 3/4 mile off shore. They like to spend the winter there too.
The property includes numerous patios for sunning or a deep shade garden patio under an ancient Fig tree, all with different spectacular views of the ocean and coastline. The beach below is accessible by traversing rustic steps across the hillside and down to the rocky shoreline and a beautiful sandy beach. The surf can be calm and azure blue to rough and huge waves crashing on the cliff side. During turtle season, leatherbacks have been seen laying their eggs on the full moon tide. The public beach is a short walk out the driveway and down the hill. From there you will find the 2 miles of beach with several restaurants and cafes. Fishing boats, for hire, moor at the far end of the beach. Kayaks can be rented as well at Costa Azul on the beach. If it’s a calm surf, you can paddle back to your private beach or further north along numerous coves.
The pueblo of San Pancho offers many fine restaurants. My favorite is Café del Mar, high on the hill, above town and MarPlata at the bottom of the hill by the beach. Also, the polo field has a fine restaurant where you can watch a Sunday polo match at sunset while having cocktails and dinner. After that you might just walk down the street and watch a soccer game on your way home or stroll through town and shop. If it’s lunch you’re after try the taco stand by the hospital or the one at the foot of the hill before Café del Mar. The next town south of San Pancho is Sayulita, visible from our property, looking south. In Sayulita, surfing is the big draw. Plan to have lunch under a palapa on the beach and watch the surfers that come from all over the world to compete at this location. My favorite lunch spot in Sayulita is actually in town above the village square for fish tacos, you can’t miss it.
Additional services included:
-Maid service - twice weekly
-Gardener - three days per week
Additonal services available:
-Authentic Mexican cooking
-In house massage therapy
-Airport Pick-up & Return Car Service
Just returned home from Casa Del Risco. The cliffside waterfront home has a wonderful sense of placing one in the hands of both comfort and at the same time mingles seamlessly with the nature that surrounds it. There is great attention to detail in every cornor of the house. I especially love the outdoor shower, there is plenty of hot water and more importantly a great view of the ocean. The sunsets were beautiful and the walk to town very reasonable. Abigail gave my partner a massage and she said it was the best massage she has ever had. Abigail is really a special person, very warm and at the same time very respectful of the guests privacy. The ocean is a short but steep walk and is warm with very powerful waves. Swimming in it was a spiritual experience for me. A car is really not needed for a short stay but would have been nice for stays of a week or more. The people are very friendly. Carlos was a safe driver and has a very safe car for your transport to and from the airport. He is a very positive person, well traveled and loves to talk about football (the kind with the round ball). The town was bustling with activity and should be walked to on the beach but do not try to climb the rocks and walk directly from the home to town on the beach you must walk on the road first and then get on the beach for the last half of your walk to town. I am told the tide is occasionally lower than during our stay. Whale and bird watching is endlessly entertaining. This is not a place for kids however due to its very steep drop. I will always remember Casa Del Risco.
Casa Del Risco is one of those special places that you feel lucky to find. An amazing property sitting right on top on the ocean, with your own private beach to go with it (it is a nice climb down and back up, but we would just count it as part of our workout each day). Our favorite part of the day was coming back to Casa Del Risco in the late afternoon and spending the evening on the lower patio, lounging with a beer and watching the sunset over the ocean (I could do that every day of the year and never grow tired of it!!!!). I also never knew how much I would miss the open air shower!
It's about a 20 minute walk to town by beach, and about 30 minutes by road. We would walk to town and back during the day, and then walk back again for dinner and take a cab back home, but we also like walking and don't mind using a flashlight when it gets dark. You can always get a cab in town to take you back if needed, or get a cell phone # from Diva Tours and they will pick you up and take you back, the going rate seemed to be around 100 pesos for each trip, cheap if you ask me.
San Pancho is an amazing little town, great beach and wonderful restaurants and we will be back as soon as possible!!!!!!!
I feel as though the photos do not do this place justice. It's simply gorgeous. The view, the villa, the jungle surroundings - all fantastic. The beach is shared with only two other casitas/villas so it truly is private. I arrived about a week and a half before Christmas and the area was still very quiet. At the tail end of my trip now (I leave tomorrow), more people are starting to arrive and the activity is picking up a bit for high season. You should be warned that if you want to walk to town, it's about a 30-45 min walk. I had a car rental and it wasn't an issue. But it is outside the San Pancho city core. Again, I prefer something off the beaten path, and this is it.
The garden and landspacing is fantastic...the gardener came by a few times while I was here as did the cleaning lady. To conserve on water, the cleaning lady doesn't come by daily, which I highly prefer. The entrances are secured to add to the security/privacy.
The villa is built into the hillside, so it's a pretty hefty climb to/from the beach. Good workout, but don't expect to just fall out of bed onto the beach. Honestly, other than a few dips, I spent most of my time on the deck drinking coffee and reading, listening to the crashing waves and unwinding. Oh and saying "hi" to the whales and dolphins, of course.
The outdoor shower is great. I hadn't really used one before, but now I am a big fan.
Abigail, the house manager, and Eleanor the owner were great to deal with as well.
Super Wow! Our second time back to Casa Del Risco and such a wonder once again. My partner and I are avid international travelers and this place is in the top 5 if not #1 of the most beautiful accomodation settings we have ever stayed. San Pancho is an unspoiled Pacific Coast treasure with wonderful people and relatively modern amenities, though back in time about 3 decades (which is why we go). Good local restaurants, quiet beach plaza, great people. Note- the walk to town is a solid 20-30 minutes, a bit shorter if you walk the beach, obviously not an issue if you rent a car (not needed though).
We had Abigail come to the house and share her amzing energy with us through massage, Reiki, and food (much of which sourced from her own yard). Such a pleasant soul. We utilized Carlos for airport transportaion once again. Nice to have someone holding a sign with your name on it once you drift through customs.
Thank you all!
I can't say enough. The nightly rate is completely reasonable. Book it! Book it! Book it!
I booked a week at the Casita with my fiancee, not quite knowing what to expect.
What we arrived to was shockingly wonderful. I can honestly say the photos do not come close to capturing the beauty of the scenery and detail of the home, not to mention the care and thoughtfulness that was provided. The owner has managed to create a homey atmosphere, yet modern and chic throughout. Being a complete snobby germaphobe, I was really impressed with the degree of pristine cleanliness and new condition everything was in.
The views are picture perfect and once again are not captured to their full potential in the photos. Every morning we had coffee and breakfast under the palapa, and every night we would lay out on the lawn chairs and stare at the stars. We didn't rent a car but if I were to return again I would definitely get one.
San Pancho is a special little town, quite removed from the usual tourist scene with pleasant people, fantastic restaurants and beautiful nature.
I would definitely stay again and would recommend the casita to anyone looking for relaxation, romance, or just a break from the usual.
Thanks everyone for all your help and hospitality.
This is the perfect place for a relaxing, romantic getaway. The casita is very private and has incredible views. We enjoyed watching the whales from our deck. San Pancho is a charming village with more good restaurants than we expected given its size. We enjoyed walking everywhere. It is approximately a mile from the casita to the town center. Abigail, the manager/chef/masseuse, was outstanding in all of her capacities. We highly recommend having her prepare fresh and delicious meals at the casita. My wife loved the massage and Reiki treatment Abigail provided on the deck overlooking the ocean. It was totally relaxing.
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Dec 21 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.