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Melissa Roberts

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish, Our Spanish is limited.

Secluded Casita in Lush Garden, Palapa, Small Pool, Near Beach

11 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

LA CASITA CELESTIAL, as the name implies, is a Heavenly Place. From the moment you approach the stone-embedded welcoming mat, you’ll know that you are in for a “stellar” experience.

Its GRACIOUS CENTRAL ROOM is filled with stars – and a comfortable sitting area, a high-definition, large-screen television with American and Canadian programming, a DVD player, a cozy kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, and an eclectic library with books on Mexico – its rich history and culture, its politics and tourist attractions, and, especially, its remarkable arts and crafts. You also have super high speed internet service, a rarity in Mexico.

A large sliding glass door allows you to walk onto THE TERRACE WITH ITS MAGNIFICENT PALAPA, a thatched roof structure used since the time of the Mayans and Aztecs to capture sea breezes and keep COOL.

Under the palapa is your own private, cooling plunge pool, and classic equipal furniture for dining or relaxing. To the south you see the Pacific; to the east and west, the lush jungle with its fascinating birds and butterflies.

There are TWO BEDROOMS, each with its own bath and distinctive character, filled with works of Mexican artists from all around the Republic. Keeping with the celestial theme, one bedroom celebrates the sun rising from the east, with roosters standing as a mute reminder that there is a great day a-dawning. The other celebrates the moon shining out over the Gulf of Cortez with owls keeping watch over your deep and restful sleep. To aid in that sleep, both bedrooms are air-conditioned.

CASITA CELESTIAL is part of a three-house villa -- VILLA DE VISTAS (The House of Views). LA CASA QUE CANTA (The House that Sings – 6000 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 4 baths) sits on the top of the hill. EL NIDO DE LA TORTUGA (The Nest of the Turtle – 900 sq. ft – two bedrooms, one bath) is nestled into the hillside.

Keywords: Casita, Palapa, Terrace

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Melissa Roberts (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, Our Spanish is limited.

About Melissa Roberts

A note from Melissa and Bill Roberts:

Although we know you will be pampered by our staff in San Pancho, we also want you to know a bit about us. We have lived most of our adult life in Middletown, Connecticut, where Melissa has been a school social worker and Bill a clergyman, and then a consultant. When we were in our thirties with three young sons we built a home on Cape Cod, which became a very special place for our family. But as the boys grew up, moved away to the west coast, and had children of their own, we decided to relocate our vacation home in a place more convenient for them. We found this precious little pueblo called San Pancho and built a very impressive home there. Actually, we built three inter-connected homes.

We will say more about the town and our homes in a moment, but we want to underscore how important both friends and family are to us. We like to think that anyone who rents will also value friends and family and cherish this exquisite vacation home.

Melissa Roberts purchased this house in 2009

Why Melissa Roberts chose Nayarit

San Pancho. The Jewel of the Mexican Rivera. The Cultural Center of the State of Nayarit. A charming little Mexican town which has not lost its character even as it has provided its hospitality to a relatively small group of Americans and Canadians. We are so grateful for the welcome we have received from the folks who have lived here for generations. But we also pleased to be part of an expatriate community which respects the people and the traditions of the Mexicans.

Our guests regularly comment that it is wonderful to be a bit removed from the village. It is quiet here. The primary sounds are the pounding surf, the rustling leaves of the palm trees, and the singing of birds -- some of whom cackle more than they sing.

The property provides a perfect combination of surf and turf, in this case the turf is a jungle.

The CASITA is one of three homes on this property. It is completely separated from the other two, entered by its own stairway or, in the other direction, by a path through a stunning tropical garden. It has its own dipping pool, its own outdoor sitting area, and a large palapa, which ushers sea breezes into the house.

What makes this house unique

We worked with three architects in designing this house. Part of the reason we had so many is that we were determined that we could create characteristics in a single building project which, on the surface, might seem contradictory. But we believe we have been successful in pulling things together. Some examples:

1) The house is utterly open to the natural world, just spilling out into the jungle and overseeing the Gulf of Cortez; yet is can be closed up almost totally, protecting us and provding us with wonderfully intimate places to talk, and eat, and read, and just BE.

2) Our home is really three homes, which means you can have a large group here, BUT you can also use it as a quiet place for a romantic getaway for two.

3) All three houses have high quality appliances, modern cooking conveniences and utensils, and purified water, excellent airconditioning, plus the glassware and the serving dishes, the furniture and the woodworking, the lights and the tiling -- all things that allow us to show off the exquisite Mexican craftsmanship that we have discovered in traveling through the country.

4) We are quite close to the beach and to town, but we are far enough away and are so totally self-sufficient (what with two pools) that we avoid the noise and the dust and even the traffic of this bustling little pueblo.

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Secluded Casita in Lush Garden, Palapa, Small Pool, Near Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in a lush garden/jungle setting was relaxing and refreshing. There were multiple areas for the 4 of us to spend our time either alone or enjoying each other's company. The house was nicely situated in a quiet area from which we had a comfortable walk into town each day. We thoroughly enjoyed the yoga center, walking along the roads, surfing, birding, watching the sunsets from the beach, and eating what ever we wanted at as many restaurants as possible (town deep water well provides clean water). We were lucky enough to meet the most gracious owners who could not have been more generous with their time and information. Bob, their property manager, was also very helpful and always responded to our email/text queries almost immediately. On short notice, Bob was able to arrange massages for my daughter and myself on the palapa of the casita. We had very positive experiences with everyone that we interacted with in San Pancho. This was a wonderful easy going trip for my husband and myself and our east coast daughter and her partner.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

We had hoped that our stay at Casita Celestial would be a beautiful getaway from the dreary winter weather further north, but it turned out to be even better than we expected. It started out with a lot of helpful communication from Bill before our arrival, followed by a smooth welcome by Bob, their property manager. The property that Bill and Melissa have built in San Pancho is stunningly beautiful, very private, with every detail just right. We were fortunate that Bill and Melissa were at Villa de Vistas during out stay and they welcomed us into the main house and showed us everything. If you are remotely interested in architecture and design, this property is a true treat. Bill has even created a couple of coffee table books that show the project from start to finish and explain the ideas behind it.

The beach and the lovely town of San Pancho are in easy walking distance, and we enjoyed exploring it. It was an all around perfect vacation and we look forward to returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Property is as described on line. Exceptionally beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The facility (casita) was as described. It is we'll maintained and clean. We had excellent service. Would highly recommend to relatives and friends. We are considering going back again. Restaurants were very good,especially Marie's. The ocean was only a few minutes away and the town of San Poncho was within a 20 minute walk. Definitely a 5 star rating.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Middletown, CT, USA
5

Beautiful Foliage Everywhere

  • 5 of 5

This is the highest rating I've ever given a vacation rental. Casa Celestial so met our vacation needs. We loved the relaxing solitude. I enjoyed the hammock nearby for reading and dozing. I've already recommended this place to two other couples. The kitchen had everything we needed and we loved the attention to detail in decorating the indoor and porch area. I loved hearing the ocean breakers at night. We were about a 15 minute walk from the beach. We loved Maria's Restaurant. It was so peaceful that sometimes I thought the sound of the palms in the wind was light rainfall.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, CO
5

Heavenly Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to take a few minutes to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at Casa Celestial last week. First of all, your little casita was truly a heavenly place that was just perfect for the peace and relaxation we needed. We were so impressed with the love and thoughtfulness that went into the building of these homes. Every day we would notice another special detail we hadn't noticed before, which just added to making it such a special place. And we loved reading the book with the story of how the Villa De Vistas were built, just imagining how it must have been for you both when you were standing in a jungle trying to envision the homes and how to pull it all together!

We found San Pancho to be such a charming little town with friendly people who really love living there. And Bob Farmer was an absolutely wonderful host who really went out of his way to make our visit most enjoyable.

Thank you again for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Watsonville
5

A true Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Casita Celestial for a week at the the hot end of July with my husband and 4-year-old daughter. Even in the heat of the afternoons, the Casita stays cool. The air conditioning and fans work great and the outdoor room gets the breezes. Although this is a small house in comparison with the main house on this property, everything about it feels spacious -- two-sink bathrooms, big comfortable beds, tons of counter space in the kitchen, large outdoor room. My favorite spot was the hammock that hangs just a short walk down the path. Reading a book and listening to the wildlife and the leaves moving in the breeze was lovely. I highly recommend staying at the Casita Celestial.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Mar Plata
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Las Huertas Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Mar Plata
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
San Pancho's pristine north end of the beach
Car: recommended

The CASITA CELESTIAL IS A FIVE-MINUTE WALK TO THE BEAUTIFUL SAN PANCHO BEACH!

It is a twenty-minute walk to the center of the pueblo.

It is situated in a beautiful jungle garden which includes a hammock grove and also a deck for sitting and sunning.

It is part of a three-house villa. You might want to look at the VRBO sites # 244889 and 283934.

Finally, we want you to know that the CASITA is beautifully appointed. Every room has Mexican artsand crafts that were commissioned just to carry out the theme of a little house that sits in a jungle and celebrates the heavens -- stars, sun, moon.

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Rates & Availability

San Francisco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Value Season
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

For your information: The CASITA CELESTIAL is part of a three-house complex. LA CASA QUE CANTA , our biggest home, is listed as VRBO #283934. EL NIDO DE LA TORTUGA (The Nest of the Turtle) sleeps four persons, is located on the pool deck, and has a complete kitchen. It rents for $160 a night or $1150 a week during high season; $130 per night or $890 during value season. Please inquire if you are interested in another combination of these three delightfully decorated and comfortable homes.

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Amenities

San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bath in the Sun Suite - toilet , shower , Talavera tile of a happy sun is the inspiration - two sinks
    Bath in the Moon Suite - toilet , shower , Pensive moon tile - side-by-side sinks - circular shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Celebrate the Sun Bedroom - 1 king , A marvelous sun shines down - Rooster wake you with SILENCE.
    Shine On Pacific Moon Bedroom - 1 king , Moon beams out of deep blue and owls promise peaceful sleep.
  • King size beds (2) Both of the king mattresses are brand new and of very good quality. , Baby Cribs (2) We have two pack and plays.....and also high chairs
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Primarily, the location -- five minute walk from beach and twenty-five from town. Secondarily, the setting -- CASITA CELESTIAL is located in a verdant jungle garden which uses native plants, some of which were on the property when we purchased it...and some of which were purchased from knowledgeable sources and planted by Melissa and Rodrigo, our property caretaker who is a fine gardener.

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