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Casa Melissa- Oceanfront, Fabulous Views, Heated Infinity Pool, Private Tennis

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Casa Melissa has 4 Bedrooms, w/detached 5th bdrm suite -4 Baths, (Sleeps 10 max)

Casa Melissa is a unique private estate featuring breathtaking 180 degree views of the Pacific. Located on a point overlooking the Pacific, the views from Casa Melissa are uninterrupted and spectacular. Yet you can easily walk to San Pancho on the wide sandy beach.

You can view the coastline from Punta Sayulita in the south to the outline of San Blas to the north. If you move your gaze to the east, you can view the beautiful tropical palm jungle.

Casa Melissa is tropical Mexico as you dreamed it would be. During the day watch whales, dolphins and rays pass below as you enjoy a drink on the terrace or relax in the pool. In the evening the sunsets are breathtaking!

Amenities of the villa include 4 beautifully appointed bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a private lighted tennis court and a heated 'Infinity' swimming pool.

All rooms in Casa Melissa have ocean views and fans.

Doors and windows have screens so you can get the tropical air without any tropical bugs! Or you can use the air conditioning - available in all the bedrooms.

There is also a whole house water purification system so water from the tap is safe. Additionally we have a bottled purified water dispenser with instant hot and cold water.

The Casita, a 5th bedroom suite, features a queen bed, ceiling fan, air conditioner, full bathroom and a kitchenette. Its large ocean view terrace and overlooks the tennis court.

The maximum number of guests at Casa Melissa is 10, but smaller groups only pay for the bedrooms they use.

Casa Melissa is for those who want to get away from it all, and to relax in luxury surrounded by the natural beauty of the Mexican Riviera.

Maid service is included Monday through Saturday.

The staff will even grocery shop for you before you arrive - you just pay for the groceries!

We want to make your stay at Casa Melissa a true vacation.

Whales migrate along the coast between December and April. See them from the terrace or get close-up on a boat in the Bay of Banderas.

Nature lovers can enjoy tropical birds flying by at eye level or go on a bird watching tour. See iguanas, geckos, tejones or tour the turtle nursery and help release baby turtles into the ocean. Ocean kayaking, snorkeling and hiking in the palm jungle or walking on the mile long sandy beach are a few of the best ways to enjoy this tropical paradise.

The small town of San Pancho is unique. It has an active polo community and a polo field, a yoga center, a nine hole golf course and fabulous restaurants. There are many shops and a variety of restaurants within easy walking distance of Casa Melissa.

Events during the year include a national surfing contest, annual music festival, and Art Festival in December. Or rent a car and explore the whole area.

Besides fabulous views, Casa Melissa has a private lighted tennis court. The tennis court is a special Australian product that is used in the tropics, a synthetic grass surface topped with sand. It plays like clay but is ready for play 15 minutes after a rain shower (very important in the summer). The other great thing about the court is that it slows the game down - great if you are playing mixed doubles. What makes this tennis court unique is that it has an ocean view! Try not to get distracted by the pelicans flying by as you play the game.

Casa Melissa has three bedrooms for the quoted price. The fourth bedroom in the main house and the nearby Casita bedroom suite are available for rent for an extra charge. The Casita is only rented as part of Casa Melissa. You would never share this beautiful estate with other renters.

Keywords: House, villa, tennis, pool, oceanfront, views, ocean, beach, polo, golf

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San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We recommend Trip Insurance in case an emergency requires that you cancel your reservation.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Fabulous marble bathroom with ocean and garden views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beautiful hand painted tile - upstairs, ocean & garden views
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Hand painted tile bathroom in the Casita.
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , This room has ocean views in 3 directions and a private bath
    Middle bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This room can be either 2 singles or 1 king. Ocean view.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This end bedroom can be 2 singles or 1 king. Ocean view.
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This room can have 2 singles or 1 king bed. Ocean view.
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , Casita, 5th bedroom suite overlooking tennis court
  • King size beds (4) Master bedroom is only king sized bed and the other 3 bedrooms can be either king beds or 2 singles, Queen size Beds (1) Casita bedroom suite has a queen size bed, Twin or Single Beds (6) 3 bedrooms can be either 2 single beds or a king
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Whole house water purification system, Screens on doors and windows, Ipod docking stations and bluetooth speakers. Private Lighted Tennis Court, heated infinity pool, Cook available for fee, for all meals, English-Speaking Maid, staff can shop for your requested groceries before you arrive so the kitchen will be stocked for you - including a pitcher of margaritas waiting for you in the freezer!


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Another fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Casa Melissa. The view from the pool never gets old. We love the town of San Pancho. The local beaches are fantastic. The sunsets are amazing and we enjoyed star gazing from the pool at night. You won’t be disappointed staying here!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review. I am glad you enjoyed your second stay at Casa Melissa as much as your first. We look forward to having you return again.
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"Castle Melissa"... Beautiful and Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

This was my wife and my first visit to the PV area, San Pancho. We rented a car from Gecko and drove to Casa Melissa. The drive was windey, hilly, and a bit slow but the directions we received took us right to CM with no problem.

Once there, we were in awe, practically speechless from the property and the view... it was everything we imagined and more. 180 degree ocean view, set in a lush tropical forest. the house was very well laid out and very clean. The sound of the waves crashing onto the rocky shoreline, warm breezes, beautiful. The infinity pool literally hangs over the cliff offering unbelievable, unending views from the pool.

Iris came our first full day to make sure everything was good. She went over places to go and things to see and do in the area. He husband Otto takes care of the grounds which were meticulous. One small glitch was that the pool heater went out, but Otto worked with another man even on Saturday to get it fixed asap.

San Pancho is a quiet, authentic Mexican town. The people are very friendly and we felt safe.

We found good food... Marias, Barracuda, La Ola Rica (with a traditional Mayan show).

We enjoyed walking to the beach in town and another more secluded beach just to the north down the dirt road that CM is located. A nice jungle hike. Mainly we enjoyed hanging out at CM and the pool. In all of our travels elsewhere in Mexico CM is on the top of our list. Our experience at CM was truely magical. We would definitely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional Home, Amazing Ocean Views, Infinity P

  • 5 of 5

The photos of this beautiful home do not really capture how remarkable the property is....inside and out.

Our family spent most of our vacation in the pool and deck area, enjoying stunning ocean views.

The tennis court was an added bonus.

Iris, the house staff person, made sure we had everything we needed and went out of her way to make transportation and dinner reservations for us.

We even had the option of having meals prepared for us in the house by a local chef which we would highly recommend. Outstanding food!!

The sleepy town within walking distance offered restaurants, shops, bars and friendly folks.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad you enjoyed your vacation at Casa Melissa. San Pancho is a small (sleepy) town, but it wakes up in November - I hope you get to return in the future.
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Lovely place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

House was very well maintained and had everything we needed. The pool was a delight. It was a bit isolated which was good. We used taxi recommended by Iris to go to San Pancho and Sayulita. She was always helpful no matter what we asked. It was hot in Mexico in August. The bedrooms are air conditioned, but not the rest of the house. That said, our stay was delightful. We would return, but at a different time of year

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you had a good time despite the heat. Summer in the tropics is definitely warm! Hope to return to Casa Melissa in the cooler seasons.
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

For our family with adult children, Casa Melissa was a dream come true, an oasis of beauty and tranquility, an opportunity to relax in isolation with no fear of having our hard-earned vacation ruined by outsiders. It's hard to believe, but the photos of Casa Melissa don't do it justice and the comments in the reviews don't describe the whole story. Rather than feeling like we were invading someone's private home, we were treated like resort guests, from the private chefs to the spa towels and personal water bottles. We ventured into town one day but stayed by the (magnificent) pool the rest of the trip, drinking in the views and drinking up the margaritas. The only thing we didn't enjoy about Casa Melissa was leaving it!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review made me smile. Thank you very much for taking the time to write it. I'm glad you had such a good time and I hope you return in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

This place was just perfect. The view, the house, the staff, the owner, the property manager, the food, the price, the location, the beds... just perfect! We travel a lot and are all planning on coming back to Casa Melissa again!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. I hope you get a chance to return to Casa Melissa - maybe an annual birthday trip!!
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Melissa McCann
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Melissa McCann

We are a family of 4. We have always spent part of the winter in Mexico. When we discovered San Pancho we knew this was the place where we wanted to build a house. We built the house to fit our family, so each of the kids had their own bedroom and could have a friend come down and vacation with them, plus we have an extra bedroom for the parents.

Melissa McCann purchased this house in 1999

Why Melissa McCann chose San Francisco

We were lucky enough to visit San Pancho before it was 'discovered'. When we saw this property with its incredible views we knew we had to buy it. We see more of the coast/ocean then any other property in the area! It is magical. Arriving at Casa Melissa and looking at the view is immediately relaxing. My favorite thing is to swim in the pool mesmerized by the views in each direction.

My husband and I disagreed on only one thing - which was the better view, the view to the south looking at Punta Sayulita or the view to the north looking at a series of small beaches. So most of the house has views to the south, but the master bedroom has views in both directions and has a balcony on the north side as well as opening to the terrace on the south side. In the mornings I sit in the dining room looking north and he sits at the opposite end of the table looking south. We worked it out.

What makes this house unique

Besides the fabulous view, we had to have a tennis court. We built one made out of an Australian product that is sand and astro-turf. It plays like clay but is ready for play 15 minutes after the rain ends (very important in the summer). The other great thing about the court is that it slows the game down - great if you are playing mixed doubles or singles with your husband. Oh and the other great thing about the court is that it has an ocean view. Try not to get distracted by the pelicans flying over the ocean as you play the game.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hola! Thank you so much 😊 we had an amazing time at Casa Melissa and our tot was so sad to leave too. Not only was it a spectacular home with a breathtaking view but all your staff was amazing, friendly and helpful.

Everyone in our wedding party was jealous we got the best house in town and many of them plan on booking their future stay with Casa Melissa.
Nov 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Las Palmas
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Las Huertas
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mar Plata
Nearest Beach
0.12 Miles
San Pancho
Car: recommended

Polo Field with restaurant - matches weekly in season. Bird watching, surfing, snorkeling, stand up paddle, kayaking, swimming with dolphins, ancient petroglyphs, yoga center nearby. Also water park, and Cirque de Soleil show Joya at Vendanta just 20 minutes away. Massage at the house by arrangement, Watch whales and dolphins from terrace, or from the private heated infinity pool,. Private lighted tennis court onsite.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates quoted are for a maximum of 6 guests using 3 bedrooms. The fourth bedroom in Casa Melissa is available for $30 nightly additional, max 8.
The 5th bedroom Casita suite is available for an additional $50 nightly.
Maximum guests staying on property is 10 including children.
No pets allowed.

Holiday surcharges: Christmas/New Years 20% additional. Thanksgiving and Easter 10% additional.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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