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Awesome Casa Polo - In The Sweetest Town In Mexico, San Pancho

Dorothy Reilly

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Dorothy Reilly

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2015
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Awesome Casa Polo - In The Sweetest Town In Mexico, San Pancho

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Sayulita House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6), WIFI, Plunge Pool, garden, 2 terraces

Casa Polo is a sweet home in the fishing village of San Pancho (officially: San Francisco) on a lazy cul-de-sac . It is affectionately named after the adjacent polo field where, before they moved to their new field, we caught glimpses of magnificent horses and bi-weekly polo matches. Our house was designed to be a haven with three primary concerns; privacy, layers of public spaces and cooling. For cooling we have overhangs and orientation to shade the sun and whisk in a cool tropical breeze.

*Two king master suites have dedicated baths, closets and privacy.

*There are two second-floor decks, one with chaises -private for the master suite and one overlooking life in the lane, with charcoal BBQ, benches and a picnic table. These are great for reading, sunning, eating or partying.

*The kitchen/dining overlook the living room: both overlook the cooling plunge pool with small deck.

Older children are very welcomed, however due to unprotected stairwell and ladder, the house is unsuitable for toddlers and rambunctious kids(and adults :-).

San Pancho is wonderful for people who love the ocean without the overwhelm of tourists or refinery. The beach itself is 1.8 miles long, an oasis of empty white sand. Near main street, the beach has clusters of people where a few local restaurants serve lunch, dinner and drinks. In either direction the beach is unpopulated except for New Years and Easter. On the left end is the good surf and the fishing pangas. You can ask fishermen to take you deep sea fishing. Occasionally the national Mexican surf championships is here. At the right end is the occasional surf caster or boogie boarder.

We love our small mixed neighborhood of friendly folks, both Mexican and Gringo. Our un-trafficed cul-de-sac has a particularly relaxed feeling while still giving an authentic Mexican experience. We walk or bike (rent) everywhere. The ocean is only 3/4 mile and almost everything you could want is between here and there: fine restaurants, taco stands, the EntreAmigo community center, shopping, bars, and soccer field. Las Huertas Golf Club is a mile away: they rent fine clubs for men and women. Just walking to the ocean, taking a swim and having lunch under a palapa near the beach is our idea of fun. My husband has discovered mountain motorcycle touring. I enjoy yoga classes and I'm just experimenting with SUP surfing. We love both cooking at home and the amazing restaurants here. Our kids love surfing. A favorite part of the day is at sunset when locals and gringos come together on the beach with babies or margaritas in tow. Horses go by for a sunset riding tour. Eyes are peeled for birds, whales, and butterflies while sipping cold drinks and watching the friendly activity.

The San Pancho Music Festival is a huge draw the last weekend each February. It is a true community affair from school kids to world class performers. It is organized by musician and recording legend Charles Eller - think Putumayo Records. The big question is will he open a studio here one day? Amazing statistic: the owners of 3 American recording studios own houses in tiny SP.

Exploring the varied coastline is engaging with unique villages, jungle ruins, natural hot springs, a village where prime surf is reachable only by boat, and farmers markets, just to name a few. Sayulita is great for night life; Punta Mita for snorkeling, whale watching &, fishing; La Penita for its Thursday morning market, and Puerto Vallarta for everything city.

A huge bonus while at Casa Polo is our multi-talented and bilingual manager, Abigail. Through her you can arrange in-home massages, foot reflexology, cooking, private yoga or cooking classes, taxi and delivered groceries. You can ask her for references for bike rentals, tours and more. She is a talented chef and massage/health practitioner.

Services included:

Maid service - midweek on 6-7 day rentals (more can be arranged)

Gardener - three days per week

San Pancho Hydration Essentials :-)

*Jamaica Tea or Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Punch) Non Alcoholic: bring water to boil, steep till it’s the color of cranberries,10 minutes-ish. This tea is great alone, or with a tad of sweetness -add agave. For punch:

3 quarts water

1/2-inch piece ginger, finely grated

1 1/2 C dried Jamaica flowers (hibiscus or flor de Jamaica) - bring to boil and steep, then add:

1 cup agave

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1 large lime)

*Casa Polo Margaritas:

Rub glass rim with lime or agave and dip in sea salt.

1 part Tequila - Herradura (or your favorite 100% agave tequila)

1 part Triple Sec ( Amaranta Triple Sec is our favorite orange liquor. See photo attached. Only found at Super Mary’s this visit on the main street just behind Casa Polo).

1 part Freshly squeezed lime juice

Ice finely crushed for proper dilution (if not add water to the mix)

*Micheleda: Rub rim of chilled glass with lime then dip in salt. For more zing, add chili powder to the salt.

I bottle Clamato Juice

1 bottle Pacifica

8 dashes of hot sauce & worschester sauce +

1/2 large lime juiced

ice

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dorothy Reilly (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2015

About Dorothy Reilly

Gringos from New York state, ocean lovers with background in Architecture, Environmental Advocacy and Window/Door Manufacturing.

Dorothy Reilly purchased this house in 2007

Why Dorothy Reilly chose Sayulita

After buying a spectacular seaside property 3 mi. out of town to build our dream house, we planned to first build a spec house in the village to fund construction of our dream house. To our surprise, when Casa Polo was complete, we discovered we loved living in the village more than ocean side & now our seaside lot is going on the market.

What makes this house unique

Lots of privacy, great manager, plunge pool, close to EntreAmigo community center, end of cul-de-sac.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Happy New Year's greetings.



Please forgive the tardiness of this note- somehow the re-entry was more challenging than ever!



This is, no doubt, because both Michael and I had such a wonderful time in San Pancho. While we'd be in the town about 12 years ago- to have pizza- we never took in the big picture. What a lovely town, with such spirit and friendliness. I cannot wait to return.



We loved EntreAmigo and visited several times to drink in the culture and see the close interaction of both natives and "gringos". Adored the recycled "art" and the crafts and all the efforts being made there to educate and nurture a real sense of community. We drove to Sayulita one day and scurried away in horror at what that sweet town has become- yikes!



We loved your gorgeous house and were so comfortable there. We spent countless hours on the upper deck reading, eating and enjoying the view.



We're especially grateful to Abi and Carlos for their attention and friendship throughout our stay.



Thank you for all that you did to make our stay such a memorable one. We hope to be back soon.
Jan 2014
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Reviews

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Awesome Casa Polo - In The Sweetest Town In Mexico, San Pancho
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Girls Week 2015

  • 5 of 5

This was the definition of relaxation, but with fun, entertainment, superb food, culture, beach and just down right perfect! We had an excellent time. In fact we thought about going to Puerto Vallarta, but we enjoyed San Pancho so much we didn't leave all week, but for a day trip to San Blas and Sayulita for one evening..but we were glad to be back in San Pancho. . The house has an "open concept" living space so it was nice to just lounge in either the living room or be in the plunge pool or in the kitchen or even the upstairs balcony and still talk and share alone or together time. Everything was provided for. It is about 10 minutes from the beach, but if you are up for walking and just enjoy truly getting to know the village its perfect. Half the time we would get stuck at a great new food place or little store to shop at on our way to the beach... during the hot day the plunge pool was awesome. The hosts Abigail and Carlos are wonderful...they arranged Taxi service to and from the airport, Abigail knows many people in the town and recommended Alonso with San Pancho's Surf shop for a day trip to San Blas and Abigail cooked us on the last night there, the best dinner with homemade margaritas and appetizers to top it off!! We couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Simple elegance

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Casa Polo almost every year for the past seven years. It's such a warm and welcoming spot - simple architectural elegance and comfortable decorations. The owners are delightful, and Abigail, the property manager, is always helpful for suggesting local highlights. The restaurants of San Pancho are an easy walk from Casa Polo, ensuring delicious huevos rancheros every morning! The beach at San Pancho provided beautiful sunsets every day ... for the more adventurous a variety of pristine secluded beaches are just a short drive north. Casa Polo is highly recommended for a romantic getaway or family vacation. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Casa Polo. San Francisco , Mexico

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Casa Polo which was the middle of Nov..when the rainy season is normally over. We did experience 2 days of rain, but when the sun came out, it was beautiful and lush. The house is a comfortable 3 bedroom complete with a dunking pool, ping pong table, and plenty of space for throwing a frisbee, etc. The location is great for walking to the beach, town, shopping and delicious food. We enjoyed golfing on the 9 hole course and dining at their fine restaurant in an awesome setting. There are many 4 star restaurants in town, a beautiful town square which includes a Catholic church. The beaches are beautiful and pristine. The people are very friendly and it is a wonderful place to surf, swim, read, and relax. This is a jewel of an area-not to be missed!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco, CA
5

Incredible place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Pollo could not have been more perfect. The house was lovely, comfortable and spacious for our group of 6. Its location made for an easy walk to the main street, with many food and shopping options, and also quite close to the beach. The town itself was wonderful, mellow without feeling sleepy. We found quite a few activities to keep us occupied, and also enjoyed spending time on the beach, which was quite peaceful and not packed with hundreds of people. A highlight of our stay was getting to know the incredible property manager for Casa Pollo, who took great care of us. We would love to make a return trip!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
san francisco ca.
5

GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

I was at casa polo this January and had the most amazing time there. The location is perfect if you like myself, like to feel the mexican spirit and walking into town everyday was the perfect way to experience that. The house has everything you need to relax, the kitchen is very well equiped and I really enjoyed a deep in the the pool every time I felt hot.

We had the most incredible chiles rellenos cooked at the house by a local cook and with some margaritas it was the perfect combination! I had a nice and soothing relaxing massage under the pergola that left me feeling like a new person, I even felt to sleep.

I can´t wait to go back. I´m already organizing my next vacation there with another couple.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful, unique home and great people!

  • 5 of 5

After failing to reserve a place in Sayulita before they were all booked up, we took a gamble on San Pancho. Turns out it was definitely for the best!

Casa Polo is a beautiful home. It's difficult to tell from the photos, but the rooms of the home are centered around a gorgeous little internal courtyard. The roof deck is great for sunrise/sunset yoga, group meals, and general relaxing under the sun/stars. The layout and amenities of Casa Polo make it just as fun to hang out at the house as to go to the beach. We can't say enough about the amazing team that manages the property - they were so helpful, have great ideas of things to do/see, and were just very warm and nice people.

The house is about a 10 minute walk from the beach. A ton of great little restaurants and shops along the way. Don't forgot to get popsicles on the right side of the street, right before you reach the beach - they are to die for! And the beach is fantastic - we saw two turtle hatchling releases, spent several nights watching the sunset (which the whole community seems to come out for) on the sand, and had many meals with our feet in the sand at the restaurants there on the beach.

Biggest highlights: Ask the property manager to connect you with a boat to go to Marietas Islands for snorkeling and whale watching. Going in a small boat with a local guide straight from the San Pancho beach was so fun - and definitely better than the crowded tourboats that set sail from PV. Also, see if anyone is available to cook for your group at Casa Polo - the home cooked chili rellenos that we had on the roof deck under the stars were better than any restaurant we went to (not that the local tacos weren't great)!

Avoid: If you don't like spring break towns, don't bother going to Sayulita. If you have a free day, try hiking, horseback riding, or see the coffee plantation, ruins, and all the secret beaches in the area.

Such a fantastic visit and mental health break for our group. We're so grateful to have stumbled on Casa Polo and met the people who make it so special!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
at about half mile from the house
Nearest Point of Interest
La Patrona Polo Club
Nearest Point of Interest
The Pacific!!!!
Nearest Point of Interest
Entreamigos
Nearest Point of Interest
Las Huertas Golf Course
Car: not necessary

PingPongat Casa Polo, Yoga, Polo, Ocean Sunsets, Stand-up-paddelboarding, SUP surfing (my friend Tiger who stoppped surfing 30 years ago is a convert) , Orchid Hike, Off Shore Fishing, Salsa Dancing & Lessons, Jazz, Motorcycle Mountain Touring, Turtle Egg Releases, In-house Massage

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Rates & Availability

From $209 Per night

Sayulita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$209
$1,253
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$259
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$229
$1,533
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes We generally take payment through PayPal. And we can arrange for direct deposit or check when more than 60 days from rental.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Sayulita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two generous twin beds
  • 3 Bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming

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