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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.
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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
Jungle setting plus easy access to beautiful San Pancho village.
Ocean and jungle frame our house.
We recently returned from a wonderful San Pancho vacation and stay at Casa Del Cielo. We shared the casa with two other couple. The house is spacious with comfortable beds and large bathrooms. Somehow I thought each bedroom in the main house had its own bathroom but that is not the case. The two bedrooms on the main floor share a full bath although there is another bathroom without a shower on the main level off the kitchen. The apartment accessed outside the house has a nice bathroom but the bed in that bedroom is quite small although they replaced it while we were there with a queen bed, I believe. The outdoor spaces and views are incredible -- we love watching the sun set every evening and the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below. The pool is nice but the water was very cold -- refreshing on a hot day.
The house is located a ways from San Pancho but some of us walked to town every day via the beach. However, I highly recommend having a vehicle. We had difficulty finding the house when we arrived. Do not assume they start on the highway. You have to turn into San Pancho/San Francisco and proceed down the main street. We found it's easiest to take a right on Americano Latina (street signs are hard to find) but there is blue building on the corner. Then find your way to Las Palmas and follow directions from there.
The housekeeper, gardner, and house manager are all very friendly and nice but just so you know, they do not speak English. And embarrassingly so, we did not speak Spanish so communication was challenging.
Cell phone and internet coverage is spotty in the house and patio, and actually everywhere we went in the area. No problem for us as we were on vacation.
Finally, we rented a car from Gecko.com which I highly recommend as they will pick you up at PVR airport and took us to their office in Bacieros. Their shuttle to and from airport is free. It was great not to have to navigate the crazy traffic in and our of the airport.
We would definitely stay at Casa del Cielo again.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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.