Nils Kristoffersen

Speaks english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Newly built three story Mediterranean style villa with unobstructed views overlooking the ocean and multiple lush Coco palms. Third story roof deck allows for panoramic view, sunset wine sipping and tranquil dining. Interior decor presents authentic rustic Mexican flare of fine furniture, tiling and adobe entry ways. Decorative ceiling, wall and floor pieces indigenous from all over Mexico lend to the feel of a true Mexico experience. Private garden throughout the property with secured entry and driveway allow comfort for freedom of children and family. For more information and the property blog, - type 'vistaceleste' into a google search.

Vista Celeste is just 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta on the beautiful, secluded Nayarit coast. This beautiful close to ocean property consists of a three story house with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, heated pool and outdoor BBQ area.

This extraordinary property is situated 1/2 block from the unspoiled white sand beaches of San Francisco (San Pancho), Nayarit. Lush vegetation and palm trees surround the beautifully-landscaped grounds. Here you can enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, breathtaking sunsets, migrating whales, playful dolphins, and sea turtles. There are a host of adventurous activities, including epic surf, pristine golf, and horseback riding at your disposal. This is the perfect destination for those who seek privacy, serenity, and/or adventure.

The charming grounds are private with key entry only and a serpentine wall securing it.

The villa is fully-equipped with all the amenities you will need to enjoy your Mexican getaway. Imagine yourself lying poolside listening to the waves crash on the shore or soaking in the jetted tub. Vista Celeste offers all that you need to relax, unwind, and enjoy a true hidden paradise.

The property is located right across from Costa Azul resort and next to Villas Paradise. The property is within walking distance of town, but is far enough away to steer clear of the daily crowds and noise. When in the small town of San Pancho, you can find many shops, grocers, and many restaurants to suit the taste of any family member. Do not miss the opportunity to mingle with the locals. They are very friendly and eager to practice their English with you. San Pancho itself is a picturesque Mexican fishing town with virtually no crime. It looks much as Puerto Vallarta did before it was discovered. Vista Celeste is professionally managed for guest's convenience.

For more information and availability please contact Nils and Denice Kristoffersen via email.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Nils Kristoffersen (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2008

About Nils Kristoffersen

Denice and Nils Kristoffersen have been in the hospitality business over ten years and are the owners of the award winning Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center in Colorado. Their love of nature and scenery find them surrounded by majestic peaks in Colorado, and embraced by warm waters in Mexico. They sincerely hope you enjoy the beauty of the area as much as they do.

Nils Kristoffersen purchased this house in 2011

Why Nils Kristoffersen chose San Francisco

White beaches, warm waters and cobblestone streets all factored into the desire to be a part of San Pancho. Add in temperate weather, fantastic local cuisine and a friendly atmosphere, and the Kristoffersens couldn't be happier to own Vista Celeste.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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based on 10 traveler reviews

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Beachfront Three Story Villa W/Heated Pool
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Beachfront Three Story Villa W/Heated Pool
San Francisco Nayarit
Perth, WA

Forever Love Drunk on Vista Celeste

  • 5 of 5
I really am hard put to find words that will do justice to the perfection of Vista Celeste - nevertheless, here goes 😉

If tranquility were a drug, Vista Celeste would be her name ...[and we're currently experiencing withdrawals of a gargantuan proportion]...

...from the moment you walk in her gates, you're awash with blissful serenity - amplified ten fold by the mandatory 3hr infinity pool experience that follows.

Her interior is immaculate, this lady's got the goods and isn't shy about sharing them...

...everything you could ever desire or require, from speedy//reliable internet, a bells and whistle kitchen [hello tortilla warmer!], to every TV channel known to man [well, myself at least] - her beds are comfy, her poolside lounges even more so.

Vista Celeste epitomises attention to detail, we didn't want for a single thing our entire time there [other than for more time of course ;) ]

Nils & Denice, the Owners are amazing to deal with, both so helpful and welcoming - no question too big, nor too small. Additionally, their team -Kim [Property Manager] is super efficient//prompt and Abel [Handyman//Jack Of All Trades] equally as so.

If you manage to drag yourself away from Vista Celeste's loving embrace, San Pancho is chock full of welcoming smiles, assorted and varied supplies, not to mention restaurants and cafes to suit all appetites [I follow a plant based//vegan diet and not only were there restaurants with options for me as a staple on their menus, but even the unlikeliest of food purveyors were more than willing to assist with specifically tailored meals]

Needless to say, we're head over heels & infinitely love drunk on her memory - cannot wait to see her again and fill the gaping hole she's left in our hearts.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Beachfront Three Story Villa W/Heated Pool
San Francisco Nayarit
Sherwood oregon


  • 5 of 5
We loved this house! We felt at home as soon as we arrived! Perfect location ! Not a care in the world while staying there! Will most definitely stay there again!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Beachfront Three Story Villa W/Heated Pool
San Francisco Nayarit

San Pancho's best

San Pancho's best
  • 5 of 5
This home was perfect. Comfortable, clean and in great shape. We are an adult family of five and we spent a week at Vista Celeste. Before making the reservation I exchanged emails with the owner seeking information. He responded promptly and answered all my concerns. Upon arrival we met the property manager, Kim. She was friendly and a great source on information. The house was exactly as represented. When the internet stopped working Kim promptly had it functioning again. The perfect accommodations make the vacation. Can't wait to stay here again
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Vista Celeste! We're continually striving to improve and enhance the house, and it's great to see our efforts and hard work pay off. We'd love to have you stay again and appreciate you taking the time to write the review.
Beachfront Three Story Villa W/Heated Pool
San Francisco Nayarit

Fabulous house in a fabulous town

  • 5 of 5
My wife, two dear friends and I just returned from two weeks at Vista Celeste in San Pancho, Mexico and, by unanimous agreement, consider it to have been: Best. Vacation. Ever. Celeste is the ideal house in a perfect location. Spacious and beautifully appointed, the house featured a well-equipped kitchen, all sorts of comfortable seating and impressive furniture. Trouble was, we spent all our time outside, usually by the pool area. Gas BBQ and bar fridge were nice outside touches. Photos and descriptions can’t convey the mesmerizing sound of the surf or the great ocean views from any point in the patio area, and from the 2nd floor balcony or 3rd floor palapa. We used the air conditioning on our first night (rookie mistake!) as the constant sea breeze kept us cool all night after a brutal day of lounging and reading by the pool or wandering the delightful town. Starry nights around the pool were standard – bring bug spray as no-seeums abound. Marguerita and Candelaria kept the house and grounds immaculate while Bob, the property manager, responded quickly to our requests.
At the end of a less than 15-minute level walk by beach or cobblestone road, San Pancho is an absolute gem. The locals and expats were all friendly and why not? They live in a very pretty, safe, laid-back town, with varied shopping and great music coming from the uniformly good restaurants. We were lucky enough to catch the end of the San Pancho Music Festival. We dined well at Mar Plata (a 2-minute stroll from the villa), Cafe del Mar, Ola Rica, Maria’s, Cafe Emilia and Baja Takeria to name but a few and we enjoyed the sunset (and happy hour) rituals at Las Perlas and La Playa on several occasions. Highlight was the Sunday buffet brunch at the polo club; unlimited mimosas while catching a chukker or two, you say?
Quick summary suggestion: rent this house (except when we want it, because we’ll be back).
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Beachfront Three Story Villa W/Heated Pool
San Francisco Nayarit
Denver, CO

Incredible vacation in paradise!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at Vista Celeste for a week in May with 6 friends, and the only thing that was bad about the vacation is that we had to leave! The rooms and views at the house are perfect and we used the pool and grilled outside every day we were there. There is nothing like waking up to the sound of the Pacific Ocean and throwing on a swimsuit to relax with your friends all day. The people in San Pancho were friendly, helpful, and welcoming in every way imaginable. THE FOOD! Oh, the food; that was a highlight! The house does include a full kitchen, and we used every single appliance and amenity to create organic fresh meals including fish, steaks, guacamole, salsa, and vegetable medleys. There are a ton of grocery stores and vendors in town that are ridiculously affordable. We made tons of blended cocktails too, which were the perfect compliment to our meals and relaxation days.
We are pretty active 20- and 30-somethings, so we ventured to the neighboring Sayulita quite a bit. We enjoyed everything from the cuisine to window shopping to a full-day boat trip that took us to a private island. That boat trip was amazing! We got to see dolphins and whales in the Pacific Ocean, swim, snorkel, and kayak to Marietas Island, check out the coast of Puerto Vallarta, explore caves on the private island, dance on the fun boat, and food and drinks were complimentary throughout the day! That company is called Chica Locca, and they were affordable and friendly. In Puerto Vallarta, we also scheduled a swim with trained dolphins day and a couple of friends did a zip line tour, which they are still raving about! The company we used for those trips is Vallarta Adventures.
Each night, we came back to the house to enjoy great food and wonderful company. The house is attractive and comfortable; everything was well thought-out and we couldn't get enough of the pool!
I can't wait to go back; Vista Celeste is an amazing slice of heaven!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Beachfront Three Story Villa W/Heated Pool
San Francisco Nayarit
Pasco, Wa.

Great Time

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in this area of San Pancho, but never had the opportunity to stay at this property. We liked the location being by Costa Azul, loved the pool and BBQ area, the great view, and the Taxi availability. The home is beautiful, we plan to stay here again, and would recommend it to anyone.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Beach
50 Metres
San Pancho

Just 25 miles North of Puerto Vallarta, Vista Celeste lies in the small town of San Francisco (affectionately called San Pancho by the locals). Secluded in the lush Nayarit Riviera, San Francisco’s small town charm, cobblestone streets and friendly locals comprise a unique getaway from the hectic hustle and bustle of modern life. Across the street from the beach, and adjacent to a resort with restaurants and countless activities, Vista Celeste offers something for everyone. Whether it’s snorkeling the pristine waters or an evening spent sampling the exquisite local cuisine, a vacation in San Pancho can be truly memorable.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


San Francisco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Year Round
Feb 1 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pool and Landscaping Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes $275/nt US Dollars
US Dollars;
$275/night (3 night minimum)
For parties over 6 people, there will be an additional $30 per person charge. (except for children under 12)
Each 7 night stay receives $150 discount
$75 non-refundable groundskeeping and cleaning fee per week
Cancellation Policy: $200 administrative fee on all cancellations. Deposit is non-refundable if cancelled less than 30 days prior
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San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Beach ...
  • Town ...
  • Romantic
  • Internet ...
  • Living Area
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Towels
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
Once a week housekeeping provided, additional services available via custom quote

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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