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'Your Home in San Pancho'

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


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House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

When you stay at Casa Mariposa you will enjoy an amenity which is uncommon in homes that are located in the town of San Pancho. Here, you will have a sense of living in your own tropical resort. Within it's private walls, this home sits on an immense (18,000 sq. ft.) lot filled with tropical palms, fruit trees, and flowering plants. A beautiful home located in a peaceful setting 'Your Home In San Pancho' is a two story home, with a master bedroom and bathroom on the upper floor along with a large terrace. The ground floor has the kitchen, living/dining room, 1/2 bath and laundry room. Also on this lower floor there are additional bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom. For added privacy these bedrooms are accessed from their own entrance on the front porch. We have a small pool for lounging around or taking a dip in. It is a short and flat 10 minute walk through town to the beach. When walking to the beach you can explore the many restaurants, stores, shops, and art galleries of our sweet town. A very enjoyable stroll, a great way to start or end your day. Also, if you like, our property manager can help you make arrangements from exploring the area to having a chef prepare special meals for you in the home.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Larry Luttrell
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Larry, We had a wonderful time, your home is beautiful and we were quite comfortable there. Discovering San Pacho was quite a treat and I would recommend your home to others. The property managers were very helpful, friendly and informative. The taxi was available upon our arrival and our travel was quite smoothe. I only wish we had more time! We hope to come again, thanks so much! Carol
Apr 2009
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

'Your Home in San Pancho'
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful home, outstanding garden, and adorable roosters and hens!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at "our home in San Pancho". Everyone was so nice at the management company and I enjoyed meeting Marcello the gardener and the lovely woman who cleans the house. The house is absolutely gorgeous and we were very comfortable. It definitely has a feel of paradise. I enjoyed walking through the neighborhoods where the Mexican residents live. Everyone was welcoming. Thank you Larry and team!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, I have passed them on to the team. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 weeks here at Casa Mariposa and hated to leave. The house is a work of art, great design. We each had our own ample private space and so much communal space. It is well equipped too; not once did anyone say, "I just wish we had ___________, because it truly had everything you need. Every morning, having our coffee outside, we would just take in the beauty of the outdoor spaces. The chickens and roosters are even beautiful. And we had two iguanas that kept us company. The staff is helpful and unobtrusive. And San Pancho is the best little town. We called it "Mayberry of Mexico" (for all you gringos over 50). We will be back in a couple of years. Thanks Larry for making it all so easy.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clackamas, Oregon

Our sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

What a marvelous home to stay in while in San Pancho! From watching the squirrels playing in the palm trees, to the "San Pancho" roosters with their hens, to the Iguanas scurrying across the beautiful lawn, it was such a relaxing pleasure to come back to your home Lawrence.

I've been to Mexico many times and this is by far the best place Linda and I have stayed!

Marcello, the grounds keeper, was there at least once a week and maintained the area like a park. He obviously takes personal pride in the work that he does. He came over one day with his climbing spikes and pruned one of the palms. Since he had no one to help him, I enjoyed assisting him by untying the rope as he lowered the coconut pods.

Ellie, the housekeeper, kept the house very clean and was a joy to be around.

Jose Luis, the property manager, was there to greet Linda and I when we arrived and answered any and all questions that we had. Since all speak very good english, there was never any problem communicating.

While we were there, for the month, I enjoyed watching the building of house on the other side of the street. It turned out to be Lawrence's brother Michael. It was a pleasure talking to Micheal and the construction workers about the building process.

Linda and I enjoyed the walk, from the house, into San Pancho and to the beach. The road leads past an amazing small cemetery that is very well taken care of. From there, it's just a few minutes and you're in town, where you can go to the beach or enjoy some of the best food anywhere.

Linda and I enjoyed taking the Compostela bus into town on two occasions. The cost is only 40 pesos and takes you into the bus terminal by the airport. From there, you take the "blue" bus marked "centro". Once you're in town, you can get off anywhere. This is something I would definitely recommend, if you have the time. It's a great experience.

Lawrence is the most organized and easiest individual to work with! Everything was done quickly and thoroughly. I will be contacting Lawrence again for a future stay.

I have to mention one more thing: Lawrence has what appears to be an 8'X16' solar panel on the roof so there is never any problem with hot water! Linda and I greatly appreciated that.

Ron and Linda True

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Mariposa

  • 5 of 5

We booked Casa Mariposa over the holidays to attend a "destination" wedding.

San Pancho and Casa Mariposa turned out to be a wonderful hidden gem that we can't wait to return to.

There were over 100 people who attended the wedding and we entertained many at Casa Mariposa over the week we were there. It was a unanimous vote that Casa Mariposa was by far one of the best vacation rentals in San Pancho!!

Clean, spacious, well appointed and furnished describes the inside!! The huge, private yard, lovely balcony and fabulous open dining and living area outside were priceless!

Jose the property manager was extremely helpful during our stay!

The Casa was extremely well equipped with every convenience and had the best wifi connection anywhere in town!

The only advise I would pass on is that you might want to rent a golf cart if you plan on going around San Pancho (to restaurants or the beach) frequently as it is a bit of a hike back and forth!

From the photo you will notice that the locals were very friendly!! :)

Lawrence the owner was very pleasant to deal with and quick to respond to any inquiries we had!

We will be back for sure!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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BC, Canada

Outstanding Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the pleasure of spending ten days here from the end of Nov. thru to the first week of Dec. The pictures on the site are completely accurate, but don't show the true beauty and size of this property. The master bedroom is large with a view to the pool area and a huge ensuite including a large shower and his/hers vanities. The "round" room is where I took all of my siestas and has an incredibly comfortable king size bed and ensuite.

The kitchen is smaller but well stocked with most every plate, bowl, pot or pan needed to make any meal. There is a large double sink and plenty of counter space. Appliances were very good, but the dishwasher can get a bit noisy. Washer and dryer worked well.

The outdoor pool area is where we spent most of our time during our stay there. With lush greenery and swaying palm trees surrounding the pool and bbq area it was perfect for a morning coffee or an evening meal. The pool isn't large and is a bit on the chilly side for me, but my wife almost lived in it for ten days.

The housekeepers and grounds people were all great -- doing there best not to disturb our vacation while keeping the property, pool and house in great shape through-out our stay. Also, a big thanks to Jose for being so accommodating with a few issues we had.

Overall just a great place to spend your vacation while exploring San Pancho. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great words and so glad you enjoyed the stay. We try hard to make it 'Your Home In San Pancho' and will continue to make improvements so that our guests will have a wonderful stay.
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Great vacation value

  • 5 of 5

This property is everything it says it is! Communication with the owner and property manager was prompt and accommodating. We had stayed in San Pancho before and given the opportunity for a two week vacation this year we decided to slurge... The entire property just for the My husband and I.

The grounds are lush with flowers. The house is spacious and well appointed. The property is part of an upscale development in a small gated area with just a few home. Quiet (except for the neighbours loud music on Sunday... But that was traditional mexican so it kinda added to the experience.) We dined in most of the time, driving to the Punta Mita fish market every few days. And we just couldn't keep up with the avocados as they ripened and fell from the tree!

This trip was about rest and relaxation for us. The locale and property provided just that. Because we went in early September San Pancho was quiet with few tourists and only a couple of restaurants open.

Our entertainment was watching the chickens and squirrels, reading and floating in the pool. (We left a couple of air mattresses.)

What's not to love! Thank you Larry and Jose ... This was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. Hope to do it again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Car: not necessary

Great place to just relax and enjoy the day. Walk on the beach, go horseback riding, hike around, bird watch, sit on the beach with a cold beer. Take day trips to surrounding towns and areas. Lots of wonderful restaurants you can walk to.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee per week $50

Rates are as follows: Party of 2 is $125 per night. Add $20 per person per night for all people over the first 2 people. This is a 3 bedroom home so the maximum number of guests is limited to 6. Add $50 per night for major holidays of Thanksgiving (Nov. 25th through 30th), Christmas and New Years (Dec. 23rd through Jan 1st)

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San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful newer home surrounded by coconut palms and mango trees. Easy 10 minute walk to the beach. Lots of restaurants and art shops, etc between the home and the beach. Walk to everywhere in town.

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