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Celebrate Life in Villa with 3 Houses, Ocean Views, Near Beach

Melissa Roberts (and her husband, Bill Roberts)

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Celebrate Life in Villa with 3 Houses, Ocean Views, Near Beach

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


San Francisco Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa has 3 separate casas, 2 to 7 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, (Sleeps 4 to 14)

Villa de Vistas is a luxurious, ecological paradise just five minutes from the beach and a twenty five-minute walk from the center of San Pancho. The Villa has three separate houses that can be rented together or individually. It is located on a stunning property overlooking the Pacific......a perfect destination for those seeking tranquility and natural beauty without compromising comfort...... ideal for family reunions, gatherings of friends, and life's celebrations. All three houses are artistically designed and beautifully furnished with vibrant Mexican fabrics, tiles, and museum quality arts and crafts.

Although there are many distinctive features at Villa de Vistas, these seem to be the most remarkable:

FIRST: ITS SHEER SIZE (over 8200 sq. ft.) and the thoughtful way in which the three houses and even the individual rooms are related to one another. This allows gracious spaces for groups to gather and many intimate locations for reading, reflecting, relaxing and quiet conversation.

SECOND: ITS POOL is unusually large for a vacation home in San Pancho. Not only that, but the pool was designed with families in mind. There is a large step where infants can splash in very shallow water -- a couple inches deep. There is a bench that wraps around the pool and is a delight to toddlers who can walk around and jump into their parents' arms. There is also a raised terrace which is perfect for older children to fly into the pool with masterful spins and loops. They land in water that is less than five feet deep. Right next to the family pool is a HOT TUB where the jumpers can go to keep their muscles warm for the next performance! Also Casita Celestial has a PALAPA with its own dipping pool. All three pools can be heated for your comfort.

THIRD: ITS LOCATION. It's in the jungle, which has been tamed by a master gardener to create a botanical wonder and a home for exotic birds and native wildlife.

FOURTH: ITS GRACIOUSNESS AND AMENITIES. Each of the three kitchens has top-of-the-line appliances. All the bedrooms have king sized beds with excellent mattresses. The furniture throughout is tastefully chosen. The two televisions are large-screen, high definition with programming beamed in from Canada (and cities just across the border -- Detroit in the east, Spokane and Seattle in the west). Wi-fi connection throughout. Pool toys. Firepit to SAFELY enjoy a campfire. Hammock. Three grills. Two cribs. Two high chairs. Children’s furniture. Full-time staff. Knowledgable, helpful, local, bi-lingual house managers. Chefs, massage therapists, baby sitters available.


HOUSE ONE: 3 BR (king) 4 BA - Sleeps 6

On the top of the hill, at street level is the main floor of the Big House, where you will find the spacious living room, dining room, kitchen (laundry and pantry), family room and guest bath. All of these rooms are essentially interconnected in one great open space. They have fabulous views of the jungle, beach and ocean. The kitchen and family room are air-conditioned.

Going UP the magnificent spiral staircase, you come to the Upper Terrace and the Master Suite with its luxurious marble bath and private sunning deck. Several of our guests have remarked that the master bath reminded them of a high-end spa.

Going DOWN the spiral staircase from the main floor you come to the bedroom floor with two large bedroom suites. One has a fabulous jungle and garden view and boasts a sitting area and dual showers; the other has a large terrace overlooking the ocean.

HOUSE TWO: 1 BR (king) 1BR (bunk), 1 BA - Sleeps 4

If you go DOWN one more flight of stairs you come to the pool deck. It is also from this level that you enter EL NIDO DE LA TORTUGA (The Nest of the Turtle), which is a completely contained home with about 900 square feet nestled under the “mother house.” The NIDO has its own kitchen, a sitting area, and is four steps from the large pool.

HOUSE THREE: 2 BR (both king suites) and 2 BA - Sleeps 4

If you go DOWN one more flight of stairs you come to the charming CASITA CELESTIAL (The Heavenly Little House) with its two bedroom suites, one celebrating the sun and the other celebrating the moon, a complete kitchen, a sitting area with its own television and DVD player. Also the CASITA has a PALAPA with a dipping pool that stays cool year around, except in the winter, when it can be heated.

Each of the three houses can be rented alone, but the entire villa is perfect for families and friends who are seeking a safe, luxurious, accommodating and beautiful vacation home.

Keywords: Villa with 3 Complete Homes, 7 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, stunning Ocean Views, 3 Heated Pools, easy walk to San Pancho Beach! Perfect for Celebrations, Reunions, Large or Small Gatherings.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Melissa Roberts (and her husband, Bill Roberts) (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015

About Melissa Roberts (and her husband, Bill Roberts)

A note from Melissa and Bill Roberts: Even though you will have four marvelous hosts in our San Pancho staff, we want to take a moment and introduce ourselves to you.

We have lived most of our adult life in Middletown, Connecticut, where Melissa was a school social worker and Bill was a clergyman for the first half of his career and a consultant for the second half. In the 1970s we built a home on Cape Cod for our family -- we have three sons.

The Cape House was very important to our family, but as the boys grew up and moved away and had children of their own, we decided to sell that house and built a three-home complex in San Pancho, which is just perfect for our family and our hosting friends and renters.

Melissa Roberts (and her husband, Bill Roberts) purchased this villa in 2009

Why Melissa Roberts (and her husband, Bill Roberts) chose San Francisco

In 2006 two of our sons went on a surfing-scouting trip to the west coast of Mexico, found their way to San Pancho, and immediately fell in love with the town and the beach. A month later we rearranged some travel plans and went to check it out for ourselves. Well, we also loved the place. The Mexicans were very friendly and also very proud of their charming little town.

The Americans and Canadians we met seemed to respect the culture and value their relationships with the residents whose families, in some cases, had lived in San Pancho for over a hundred years. It seemed that this would be an ideal place to build a home for generations of our family.

We purchased this particular property with the hopes, just the hopes, that we might have a pretty good view of the ocean. As the construction progressed it became clearer and clearer that we would have not only 'a pretty good view,' but SPECTACULAR VIEWS of the ocean, the beach, the town (San Pancho), Sayulita in the distance, and, equally stunning, fantastic views of the jungle....from many different locations on the property. Although we originally called our home La Casa Que Canta, because it seemed to sing with the profundo of the ocean surf, the rustling of the palm leaves, and the chirping of the birds, we have renamed it the VILLA DE VISTAS -- the Villa of Views.

As you will see the property presented some challenges since it goes sharply downhill, but Melissa (with partial assistance from three different architects) was able to change those challenges into opportunities, which allows us to have three separate homes in very close proximity to one another.

What makes this villa unique

The unique benefit of renting the entire villa is that you have a lot of space in a secluded, secure, quiet setting.....with comfortably large areas for gatherings of many people......and lots of places for intimate conversations among just a few people....or just to rest and relax by yourself.


First, the pool, which has become the primary gathering place, is designed so children of all ages -- from infants to grandparents -- can feel safe as they play together. Infants can sit in a few inches of water and splash away. Toddlers can run around the benches and jump of the ledge. Adults can feel assured that their children are safe. Not only that, but the pool is heated in the winter, cooled by the rains and shade of the palm trees in the summer. And not only THAT, but there is a Jacuzzi right nearby.

Second, the VILLA DE VISTAS has a fire pit on the path along side of the CASITA CELESTIAL. It's a great place to light a little campfire, toast up s'mores, sing a song, tell a tale, and just reflect on the day, or the week or life itself. The palm trees which have been there for what seems like forever and the stars above put a little perspective on our human existence.

Finally, Melissa is a master gardener. Her garden in Connecticut is a showpiece. As soon as she concluded the oversight of the construction project, she turned her attention to the creation of an lush, tropical garden. She found native plants which are very happy in her garden.

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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Celebrate Life in Villa with 3 Houses, Ocean Views, Near Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Juneau, Alaska

A Great Place For A Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We rented the whole property for a gathering of our family of 15. We were four families including 8 adults and 7 children. It was a perfect getaway for us. The main house has large gathering areas for meals together and entertainment. Yet each family could escape to their own space as needed. The property is beautiful and well cared for. Each time you look around you notice artwork and details you hadn't seen before. The pool was perfect for our 7 grandchildren. We also loved the quiet pueblo of San Pancho and the beautiful quiet beach. I would highly recommend this for a family gathering.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Fabulous vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed on this fabulous property. The main House has breath taking views, the decor throughout the property is beautifully decorated with Mexican art and artifacts. There is extreme attention to detail. San Pancho is charming, the people delightful,weather perfect. a lovely place to visit and an exquisite property.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Excellent for families

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay exclusively in the Turtle Nest under the main house. It sits right next to the pool and worked wonderfully for the three of us. THe property is absolutely beautiful. It is evident that a lot of thought was put into the design and decoration of the house. We have traveled all over the world and stayed in numerous vacation rental houses and this is the best property we have ever stayed at. It was outfitted very well and there wasn't anything missing in the kitchen. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Santa Cruz, CA

Best way to get 4-5 families together!

  • 5 of 5

We have been here many times, and the best use of it is for getting multiple families together. The pool is fantastic, the beach is a short walk, and everyone has a blast. There's so much to do and it so relaxing so it's pretty easy just to relax at the Villa and kick back. But the surfing and spear-fishing is too fun to miss!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Amazing Experience in a Stunning Setting

  • 5 of 5

Every year for the past 8 years my Husband and I have been treating our staff to a trip to Mexico. Because there are 12 of us in total it is always very difficult to get a property large enough for all of us to enjoy together. I have had to rent two houses to accommodate us all in the past. Last year I discovered Villa de Vistas and decided to give it a try (we normally go to the Yucatan). Let me begin by saying that Bill and Melissa have built a home that is so incredible, it really is something that dreams are made of. Every room is tastefully decorated and the whole house is filled with spectacular works of art. The garden is absolutely beautiful, you'll want to take a walk through your own private jungle oasis. There was enough room for all of us to be together and enjoy each others company without compromising comfort and privacy, the house was a perfect fit for us. The beach is a very short walk away down a beautiful garden path and from the beach the small town of San Pancho is a 10 minute stroll. Everyone had such an amazing time swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, whale watching and really the list goes on and on. When I recently polled our staff to ask where they'd like to go this January it was Unanimous, Villa de Vistas!! So we're heading back again and we're all counting the days until we can return. I can not recommend this house enough, perfection! Oh, how could I forget, you will never see a more breathtaking sunset anywhere, we would all congregate on the veranda every evening to talk about our day and take in the beautiful sunset. Thank you Bill and Melissa for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Seattle, WA, USA

Spacious beautiful home(s) with easy access to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our extended family (4 sets of adults, 2 sets of kids) for 4 days prior to attending a family wedding in Puerto Vallarta. The house is impeccability laid out for multi-family living, but also with a high level of privacy for individual bedrooms/casitas: credit to the architect for that vision. The swimming pool is magnificent and was the primary focus for all the kids (and parents) in our entourage. There are pool toys in the storage room next to the pool. The home is set far back on a remote road - it helps to have a 4WD - although we navigated it (bumpily) using a 2WD VW Jetta. No big deal.

The decor, artwork, furnishings are fantastic, and the large, spacious kitchen had everything we needed for cooking for our large group. The entertainment system was helpful to keep the kids occupied (there were some DVDs in the home) in the evenings while the adults ate and relaxed on the balconies. You can tell that the owners take great pride in their home. The house manager was a great local resource for San Pancho and helped out with organizing fishing trips, etc. The house staff were very unobtrusive but very helpful when we needed taxis for trips or assistance of any kind. The home is about a 20 minute walk from the pueblo of San Pancho which can be a long time in the hottest (middle) part of day, especially with kids (hint: get your kids to take siestas!). The owners are very up front about this (and everything else about life here) in their Help Documents which are comprehensive and easy to read.

The pathway through the jungle to the beach is a fun adventure for the kids. It is pretty steep, but manageable. The San Pancho beach is no joke - strong waves and currents - so we tended to stay around the pool, although we did venture down to the ocean for shell hunting, sand castle making, etc.

This was our second trip to San Pancho, but the first bringing our (older) extended family with us. I am very glad we chose this property, as it was really a home-away-from-home for those in our party whose comfort zone was more US-centric and who were slightly apprehensive about visiting Mexico. For the rest of us who love everything about Mexico we were happy to see how the owners have incorporated local art and architecture into their home. Highly recommended to everyone. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Las Huertas Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Mar Plata
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
San Pancho's pristine beach


We have recently created a path through a lush tropical garden down to Calle Palmas. It takes about two minutes to walk down the pathway. It then takes another three minutes to walk to the beach. In addition to being extremely functional, the pathway puts you up close and personal with native plants, exotic birds and beautiful butterflies.


Rates & Availability

From $600 Per night

San Francisco Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Value Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
November High Season
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week (add 10%)
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
December High Season
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Weeks (add 25%)
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Notes Remember: Villa de Vistas includes three houses. The houses can also be rented separately or in various combinations.
A separate VRBO site (#244977) introduces CASITA CELESTIAL ($225 nightly or $1400 weekly in High Season: $180 nightly or $1200 weekly in Value Season).
We rent EL NIDO DE LA TORTUGA ($160 nightly or $1080 weekly in High Season; $130 nightly or $890 weekly - Value Season.) Inquire about other combinations to fit your needs.
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San Francisco Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath in LA CASA QUE CANTA - toilet , tub , shower , Marble walls and shower - two sinks - lots of storage
    Part of Owl and Pussycat Suite - toilet , shower , Mexican glass tiles - view out to the jungle and ocean
    Deep in 'The Nest of the Turtle' - toilet , shower , Two showers - crustacean marble - onyx sink - WOW!
    Bathroom for the Moon Suite - toilet , shower , Playful tiles of the moon over side-by-side sinks.
    Pool Bath - toilet , It's a good plan to go to the toilet before entering pool!
    Pool Shower - outside - Get the sand off - smell and see the flowers!
    Shower in Melissa's Tropical Garden - shower , As you walk on the path to and from the beach -- cool off!
    Guest Bathroom off Family Room - toilet , shower , In LA CASA QUE CANTA - Handpainted copper sink
    Bath in Sun Suite (Casita Celestial) - toilet , shower , Stunning tiles of the sun over the double sinks
    Bath in Jungle View Suite - toilet , shower , Talavera tile from Dolores Hidalgo - two sinks - two showers
  • There are seven full baths and another poolside bath as well as a shower on the path to the beach. All baths have Mexican materials and arts. Most have double sinks. All invoke a certain fantasy. Several have double showers--romantic!
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Main Bedroom in EL NIDO DE LA TORTUGA - 1 king , Colorful - romantic - looks out on emerging garden
    Bunk Room in EL NIDO - 1 bunk bed , It's like a tree house. An absolute delight for children.
    Sun Bedroom in CASITA CELESTIAL - 1 king , Commissioned artwork welcomes the day in this cheery space.
    The Owl and the Pussycat Bedroom in LA CASA - 1 king , Large sitting area on adjoining terrace
    Moon Bedroom in CASITA CELESTIAL - 1 king , Crescent moon and wise owls watch over your peaceful sleep.
    Jungle View Bedroom in LA CASA - 1 king , Gracious sitting area -- overlooking jungle and pool
    Master Bedroom in LA CASA (the honeymoon suite -- shhhh) - 1 king , High above the property - private - It's like your own spa!
  • All beds (6) are king-sized except the bunk beds. The mattresses are high-quality and new. We have two Pac'N Plays available. Check out the picture of the bunk bedroom in the Nido.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
All three houses have examples of exquisite Mexican furniture as well as arts and crafts. The house has been called 'a Museum of Mexican Arts and Crafts.'

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