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Casa Del Cielo - Secluded Ocean Villa, Private Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Casa del Cielo is a spectacular oceanfront villa with an unobstructed 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean and the Coast. It is located within an 11-acre jungle and sea estate and offers a level of privacy that is rare for oceanfront property. This romantic, classically styled Mexican villa evokes scenes from old movies set in tropical jungles. View pelicans, frigates, dolphins, whales, iguanas, butterflies, and other wildlife while sipping cold drinks from the privacy of the patio. When you wish to get closer to the waves, hike down the trail to the private beach where you might encounter turtles preparing to nest. On the jungle side, enjoy breakfast in the cool garden next to the fountain. When the day warms up, relax and unwind in the infinity pool where you will feel like you are on the edge of the world; linger to see another breathtaking sunset.

The villa itself is large and fully equipped. It has 4 bedrooms including one master suite on the second floor with full bath and private balcony. Another bedroom suite connects to a full bath and separate living and patio area. The remaining two bedrooms on the main share a full bath and there is an additional half bath nearby.

When you find yourself wishing for more company, you can take a five-minute walk through the jungle on the private road to the main San Pancho beach. Continuing down the beach you will find the well known Costa Azul residential and resort areas with all hotel amenities and activities available: jungle tours, kayaking, surfing, and horseback riding.

Please visit our website for additional pictures of the house and area.

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Ana Cristina Valdez
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2017

About Ana Cristina Valdez

My parents built Casa del Cielo with the help of their children Philip, Andrew and I in 1998.

We have enjoyed it every year and love sharing the experience with our guests.

Ana Cristina Valdez purchased this villa in 1998

Why Ana Cristina Valdez chose Nayarit

Jungle setting plus easy access to beautiful San Pancho village.

What makes this villa unique

Ocean and jungle frame our house.


San Francisco Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (3), Double Beds (1) This bed is actually midway in width between a double and queen., Twin or Single Beds (4) Two of the kings can be made into twins.
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is a garden fountain with sitting area and water purification at the kitchen sink. We also provide a portable GPS to assist guests in finding their way to and from the house.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Casa Del Cielo - Secluded Ocean Villa, Private Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

beautiful cliff side retreat

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful, right on the bluff overlooking the ocean located about a mile North of San Pancho. Incredible views. We were 5 women and enjoyed it very much. It would have been difficult to come and go with out our rental car though. Also the 4th bedroom located off the garage is really not up to par-- it was moldy and dark. So basically i would give the house a 5 star rating if it weren't for this 4th bedroom. If you only need three bedrooms.... house is perfect!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just left San Pancho today, and I want everyone to know that this house is amazing! We stayed with a few couples all attending a nearby wedding. This home was the perfect location for a san pancho wedding. most people going to the wedding stayed at a nearby resort... And when people heard of this house they were wondering why they had not thought to find a VRBO property. Loved our stay, and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

You really are in the sky!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our trip to San Pancho and, truly, one of the best parts of our trip was our accommodations at Casa Del Cielo!!! Comfortable, spacious and down right amazing views! There were 3 couples and each room was equipped with large beds, room for our stuff and privacy to boot! Another fourth room offered a very private space but the bed was much smaller and less inviting. That said, nothing else was anything other than PERFECT! We loved the pelicans flying at eye level, the few whales, perhaps dolphins and the critters you see in one of the photos came for a visit, too. But they are so tame and cute! We loved the sleepy town of San Pancho and as another reviewer commented, we much prefer it over Sayulita. We stumbled upon a great restaurant near the house, Marplata, it's a hidden gem! Thank you Ana and Diego, it was truly a delight. We hope to come back every year! Just one tip - we highly recommend a car! The walk into town is a little far, especially if you're carrying anything such as groceries, beach amenities, etc.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious and airy, clean and comfortable. And the view can't be beat, especially from the beautiful pool. We could sit in the pool and watch for birds and whales (saw plenty of both, and also some sea life like manta rays and a barracuda!). The staff who clean and maintain the house are great and were very helpful. The downstairs bedroom is a little smaller (smaller bed and room), but has a nice private feel. It is a long walk into town, but doable if you don't mind walking on rough cobblestone and a little dust. San Pancho is a charming sleepy village, with just enough restaurants and other amenities. We bought huge prawns directly from the fishermen who caught them. We much preferred San Pancho to Sayulita. If you drive, get a 4-wheel drive!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Meredith, Thank you for your kind words. Please feel free to also add any issues you think we should work on to improve the experience. I really enjoyed talking with your Dad. He is a most interesting man. Stay in touch. Diego/Ana
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Fabulous view close to town

  • 5 of 5

We have rented casa del cielo several times and always enjoyed our stay. San Pancho is a charming, laid back town a step back in time and very safe. If you are looking for night life or a wide selection of restaurants, this is not the place. Casa del Cielo's location is close to town, high on a cliff overlooking the Pacific with dramatic views. Its private beach is a long circuitous path down and not suited for most swimmers but nice to have. The house is well equipped, ok furnished and really has three nice bed rooms. The fourth bedroom is removed from the main house and needs some attention due to it being damp and moldy. Saying that, we think the house is a good value for the money and would return.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Casa del Cielo. Regarding the furniture and the outside bedroom we are currently buying things to update and help out the decor! Thanks for understanding and hope you visit again soon! Ana
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Another fantastic visit to this spectacular home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this beautiful ocean view home. We love San Pancho and have stayed at many of the beautiful properties available to rent there, but this is our favorite. The property is very private and the walk down to the beach which is now extended to right in front of the property was much easier than the last time we were there. Keeping in mind that this house is in the jungle, any natures visitors should be expected and any homes we have stayed at have had similar visitors. No big deal for us. Appliances are new and work well. Amenities are plentiful which included the pool, towels, and all utensils needed. . We found Maria, the housekeeper, to be friendly and thorough. Our own lack of knowledge of the local language was the biggest issue with Maria, but she was very nice and accommodating to any need we requested. We were privileged to get to meet Diego, the owner, and found him especially delightful as well. Regarding the many wonderful restaurants in San Pancho, Cafe Arte' as well as Maria's should not be missed. The street food vendors appear at night and the new one closest to the house was outstanding.There is also a Italian restaurant which is very good and we always make sure we eat there at least once. We always rent a car from Gecko Rent a car and Adam is very accomodating. We always stop at the MEGA to stock up on grocieries and then fill in at the local Mini Supers. Eat at Rollies in Sayuita if you are there during "season". Be sure to stop at Sylvias on the eastern end of town for a large variety of great souviners. If you are there on Thursday, head up to LaPenita (about 45 min north on 200) for market. Restful, serene, calming and relaxing. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
.5 miles La Ola Rica
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Las Huertas
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mar Plata Argentinian Cuisine
Car: recommended

Vista del Mar is a 12 acre natural preserve with only 5 homes on the ocean front. Located .5 miles North of San Pancho, the main entrance is the first wrought iron gate on the left side of Las Clavelinas road.

Casa del Cielo is the 4th. Driveway.


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