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New 2nd Floor 2 Bedroom Apt.W/Kitchen, 6 Blocks from Ocean

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Casa de los Jardines, is tucked across the river to the south of Tercer de Mundo. if you are walking it is a left at the Soccer Field(heading from the hiway to the beach) then you go over the river on the foot bridge after two blocks then you are on Primavera, go a 1/2 block and turn right at Indonesia, we are the second house on the right. If you are driving coming from Puerto Villarta, you go down to San Pancho's exit, but, circle back south and go to the first right hand turn. Turning left on a two lane in Mex. is a no no too dangerous, so then you are on Primavera on the other end of the one block long street. you go to Indonesia turn left and it is the second house on the right. Two story Brick, upstairs windows are arched. the house has a new separate two bed room apartment above a gracious home. Full kitchen set up for cooking the tasty meals you want to prepare. Nice balcony to enjoy your coffee and watch the sun rising over the mountain. The apartment has one bathroom with a deep tile bathtub to soak in after a hike or long day at the beach. Refreshing ocean breezes and fans keep the apartment a comfortable temperature. The quiet neighborhood is 6 blocks from the ocean and a little off the beaten track. There are friendly Mexican, American and Canadian neighbors. Casa de los Jardines is near Arroyo los Izotes River, the jungle and bordered by San Pancho Resort and Cultural Center. The river and jungle provide perfect habit for many varieties of birds that can be watched from the 2nd floor balcony. The large walled in lot with a locked gate provides privacy and a cozy safe feeling. Casa de los Jardines means home of gardens. There is a productive organic vegetable garden with greens almost always available. You will enjoy the gorgeous Ylang Ylang tree and many interesting native plants of Mexico. The apartment is very quiet with no sounds traveling between floors. The owners live downstairs and one is a retired chef who is available to prepare some meals with a local flair. A suggested menu and price list will be provided. WiFi available.

A 3 block walk brings you to downtown where you will find shops, groceries, internet cafes and good restaurants. Continue walking a few more block and you are at the beach. For more adventure, Sayulita is only a 10 minute drive and Puerto Vallarta is a 45 minute drive.

Keywords: 2nd floor apartment, 2 bed rooms, sleeps 4, fully equipped kitchen, quiet neighborhood, 6 blocks from beach.

More Details

Pat McMahon
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2017

About Pat McMahon

We are Randy and Pat, retired building contractors now busy with art and weaving. We enjoy gardening and nature. Most mornings we can be found tending our organic garden. Most evenings we can be found at the beach watching a beautiful sunset. We enjoy meeting new people and balance that with respect for their privacy. We love the integrated Mexican and Expat community of San Pancho. We live here from October through mid- May. In the summer we live in La Veta Colorado, a small mountain village in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. But, we continue to Rent during the winter with our lovely caretaker Managing the property

Pat McMahon purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Pat McMahon chose San Francisco

We love the people here and the beach. San Pancho is a sweet little town built up around fishing.

What makes this apartment unique

We get to watch birds, see the jungle and enjoy beautiful clouds at sun set. We enjoy the quiet in the garden we've created.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We received the sweetest email from Paul and Sharon after their stay in our apartment in San Pancho...they appreciated our garden and breezes through all the windows and views of the Jungle...they seemed to really enjoy the space. We love guests like them. Pati and Randy
May 2016
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San Francisco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1) New pillow top, Double Beds (1) New memory foam
  • Books
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(20 traveler reviews)

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New 2nd Floor 2 Bedroom Apt.W/Kitchen, 6 Blocks from Ocean
average rating of 4.65 based on 21 reviews

Great spot, great hosts, great neighbors!

  • 5 of 5

We found that Casa de los Jardines reflected the hospitality and laid-back atmosphere of San Pancho itself. Our hosts, Pati and Randy, were always available to answer questions and offer help about getting around the area and suggesting interesting things to see and do. The ocean breezes wafted through the upstairs apartment windows providing great sleeps on the ever-so-comfortable beds. While only a 10-minute walk from the bustling beach and tourist area, Casa de los Jardines is located far enough away to provide a tranquil tropical retreat in which we enjoyed preparing simple meals in the adequately appointed kitchen. Our month-long stay in this reasonably-priced apartment was wonderful and a welcome little bit of heaven away from the ice and snow of Ontario winter.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Mary and David, we were just talking about how much fun you two were. The time you helped me move into my new Weaving studio and David's tireless working in the garden...what grat pals...We enjoyed our day watching whales with you, and enjoyed getting to know such fine people...Hope you are having fun re-entering winter...its almost spring...Come again anytime our opening work for you xoxoox Pati and Randy
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The apt was as expected. It was clean and worked well for us.

  • 4 of 5

It was very comfortable and all the windows made for good airflow. Comfortable bed and a small patio to sit outside the apt. We would definitely stay there again. Pat and Randy were very accomodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So, glad you both enjoyed it, how is your vacation going so far in Bucerias? xoxox Pati
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It’s a cozy little apartment with a nice kitchen. A great Mexican getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice time staying g here. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Pancho Magic

  • 5 of 5

I just returned to San Pancho after a 7 year absence. I can officially say that SP has retained its magical vibe. Pati greatly facilitated my trip through timely (and frequent) communication, suggestions about things to do, and places to eat. My ap't at Casa de los Jardines was very comfortable and well equipped. Even though it was hot, hot during my stay, there was always a nice breeze cooling off the casa. A beautiful beach, excellent places to eat at reasonable prices, the jungle road, but most importantly, the the wonderful, local, Mexican culture. San Pancho really is a special place.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you still had a magical visit to our neck of the Jungle! Hope to see you More! xoxox Pati
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Clean, comfortable, friendly!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place to stay. Clean and airy with all the basics. 10 minute walk to the beach. We enjoyed this place a lot and we're glad to be in chill San P as opposed to Sayulita. I had a nice exchange with Patti the owner via email and she provided very helpful info. The neighbor's German Shepherd befriended us and accompanied us on numerous walks around town and to the beach. Even the animals provide hospitality:) If your looking for a simple, quiet, friendly place this is it!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice time...I trust Huitzi to be a good hostess. Yes, that sweet german shepard female is a new addition and she often followed us on our outing too... first I worried about her finding her way back...but the folks who own her said she is good at finding her way home...yes, SP is chill compared to Sayulita...but we are starting to get their spill from their overpopulation...hope we don't end up too busy too in the future. I am sympathetic to all the young business persons in town, we needed a little bigger head count so they could stay in business... but it is always touchy...growth that has sprouted a bunch in the last two seasons...but hopefully we can share this beautiful place with the more people who are coming is the way of things I guess...So glad you ahd fun xoxoo Pati
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Wonderful small town getaway

  • 5 of 5

Casa de los Jardines in San Francisco (San Pancho), Nayarit, Mexico, was the exact vacation my family was looking for over the Easter holiday.

We were warned that it would be busy over the holidays but the town's charm wasn't diminished by its popularity as it was mainly other Mexicans staying there, not a lot of foreign tourists and the busyness that follows that demographic.

The apartment is a little tricky to find at first if you've never been to the area and aren't familiar with the highway. We took a bus from PVR to Sayulita and then a cab to get to the home. Our Spanish is non-existent so giving directions was challenging but we got there. After that, it was fairly straightforward taking the bus from San Pancho to other towns between there and PVR.

The apartment itself was clean and stocked with everything you would need to stay there (bring your own beach gear - towels/blankets/mats or buy them from a vendor closer to the beach). The fans in every room were a blessing for the really warm days and nights. If you're a light sleeper, bring earplugs. The home is away from the center of the town and highway so you don't hear traffic or people as much as you do hear wildlife, birds, roosters, chickens. Because you'll likely leave the windows open, you will hear your neighbours and any sounds they make.

Communicating with the host, Pat, prior to our stay was a breeze. She's prompt and super helpful and we felt prepared for our first Mexico vacation. As everything was provided, once we were greeted by the caretaker, Huitzi, upon our arrival, we didn't need to bother her or contact Pat with any questions/concerns.

I would highly recommend visiting San Pancho and staying at Casa de los Jardines. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Selina, I am so glad you had a good time, i was a little worried because we were in the middle of a septic tank I am glad it was smooth..Huitzi is great isn't she, quiet and not a bad or mean bone in her body...We are back home in Colorado, much wind today and I have a flannel shirt on...big change but we have been getting some moisture and in the simi arid high plains that is always needed. My best to you and so glad your first time to Mex. was fun.xoxxoxPati
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