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Spacious Mediterranean Style Villa 3BD/3BA, Pool, 5 Terraces, 1/2 Blk Off Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Experience paradise in comfort and style at 'Casa Sonrisa' (House of Laughter). Your own private villa is nestled in the lush landscape of the jungle overlooking the Pacific Ocean, only 1/2 block to the beach, in the distinctive Costa Azul area of the quaint pueblo of SAN PANCHO (San Francisco). Relax on one of the five terraces with ocean and jungle views, or simply enjoy the sun and swim in the comfort of your own private heated pool.

From either the dining area or living room step out to the covered terrace to enjoy morning coffee, afternoon drinks or dinner while you enjoy the views and sounds of the jungle and surf. The spacious living room has two built in couches and is complimented by an entertainment center with TV, DVD/VCR and a wrap around tiled bar for entertaining. Wi-Fi is included. All three bedrooms are air conditioned and have separate baths with step-in showers. The master suite has a separate study and sliding doors which lead to a tiled private terrace with ocean view. The roof top terrace is the perfect place to watch the ocean sunset or an to enjoy an evening of stargazing.

The beautiful, serene white sandy beach is just steps away from your front door where you can swim, sunbathe or just enjoy a peaceful stroll on the expansive - and never crowded beach. The quaint fishing village of San Pancho is just a short 15-minute walk where you will find local shops, restaurants and markets. The beach in San Pancho is a turtle sanctuary and depending upon the time of year you can witness turtles nesting at night, and the release of turtle hatchlings at sunset.

La Patrona is an international polo facility that has recently been completed. It is located just off the highway accessed by the frontage road. Aside from polo matches it has other horse related programs and great dining. The same management is just completing a high-end beach club just a block from Casa Sonrisa, scheduled to open in the fall of 2017.

Not pictured is a beautiful new home near completion next door.

If you are looking for rest, rejuvenation, fun and sun, Casa Sonrisa has it all.

Housekeeping service 3 times per week is included.

Dinner can be arranged for additional fee.

Manager available for information on snorkling/fishing trips, massages, etc.

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Center Kitchen Island with Bar Stools

Five Terraces

Heated Swimming Pool with Custom Painted Mural in Alcove

Ceiling fans in all rooms

Air conditioned Bedrooms

King-Size Bedroom

Double-Size Bedroom

Twin Bedroom

keywords: Beach Villa, Costa Azul, San Pancho, Mexican Riviera

More Details

wendy or bill flint
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About wendy or bill flint

We are an adventuresome couple who retired early. We enjoy traveling especially to our home in Mexico

wendy or bill flint purchased this house in 2004

Why wendy or bill flint chose San Francisco

After reading an article in AARP about North Americans retiring to Mexico we were incredibly intrigued by the beach town of San Pancho. Our curiosity took us to this town where we fell in love and bought a 4 story home, Casa Sonrisa - House of Laughter

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our trip was absolutely fabulous. It was so much better than I could have ever anticipated. The house was nice and relaxing. Our favorite was sitting up on the top balcony in the morning drinking coffee and looking at the ocean. It was nice having our own pool. Joel and Rosa were both great and made us feel very comfortable. We did end up going to the Polo Club which was alot of fun. The facility was gorgeous. We would definitely recommend anyone to go stay at Casa Sonrisa and will probably go there again. Thanks so much for the amazing experience.

Ashley Ray - Salt Lake City
Mar 2009
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San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Housekeeping service 3 times weekly, Airport transportation available for an additional fee. House manager available to advise on tours, fishing or snorkling trips. Dinner arranged upon request for an additional fee.


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Spacious Mediterranean Style Villa 3BD/3BA, Pool, 5 Terraces, 1/2 Blk Off Beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 18 reviews

Casa Sonrisa Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this classic casa! Wendy was very easy to work with, and was extremely responsive ! The casa is in a beautiful setting, right at the edge of the jungle, banana trees right out the door, and beautiful birdsongs! There is artwork all over the different levels of the house (4 levels!) Superb views! A very short walk to the beach. Housekeeper was very friendly and caretaker was very helpful as well. It was so easy to cook here, the kitchen is very well stocked and spacious! With three chefs in the family, there was still plenty of room!! The town itself is the perfect size... plenty of great restaurants, markets, shopping, but not at all overwhelming! Loved all the terraces and the pool is awesome!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 (kids 6, 7, 11, 13) really had a wonderful stay here. Wendy was very responsive and helpful prior to and during our stay. The house had everything we needed, was a super quick walk to the beach, and merely a 5 minute drive from the main strip of San Pancho. There's currently a bit of construction on a new house next door, but the workers didn't start before 7:30am and things were quiet again by 2-3pm. Weekends were generally silent. The house is tucked away in a quiet and safe neighborhood and we had no problems exploring the area. Our favorite restaurants were Barracuda (lunch Thursday - Sunday was very reasonable, amazing seafood salad and ceviche!), Maria's (personable service, really nice atmosphere, good drinks), and Victor's Taco's (cash only, but our entire family of 6 stuffed ourselves for only $18 US, and Victor is a gem!). There's a good grocery (cash only, their ATM charges a higher rate) just around the corner from Victor's and Maria's that has lots of basics, fresh fruit and veggies, good prices. As for the beach close to Casa Sonrisa, the surf was intimidating at first, but then we realized at boogie boarding on the North end (close to the rocks, watch the Mexican surfers) was really really fun! If you're looking for a more younger kid friendly beach, head South toward town or try Punta Negra close to Punta Mita (easy waves) or the South end of the Lo De Marcos beach. I would not pay for fishing or whale watching at Punta de Mita, instead just go to the Lo De Marcos beach and there are guys with boats there--much more reasonable ($200 pesos ($10 US) per person hourly). All in all, we had an awesome time at Casa Sonrisa and would definitely do it again! Thanks Wendy!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

our family really enjoyed our stay at Casa Sonrisa. The accomodations were great and the home was extremely well equipped for cooking etc. Our grand daughter 2 and a half loved the home and especially the pool. The location so close to the beautiful beach was wonderful. The support staff were very helpful but not intrusive. As a base for exploring the region San Pancho is ideal!!

The communications and information provided by Wendy were really helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to San Pancho 3 times but didn't find Casa Sonrisa until December 2016. It truly is a hidden gem and in our opinion the best location in the vicinity. Steps to the beach and a nice walk to town, we found it private and very quiet. The house itself is nicely appointed and pleasantly decorated. There is a nice gathering area for all occupants and nice little balconies and nooks throughout for some alone time. You get a nice view of the ocean from the roof-top deck. The pool is heated and very pleasant. The owners and caretakers were more than accommodating and wonderful. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sad to leave!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I with 3 of our friends stayed at Casa Sonrisa for 10 days. The house was absolutely beautiful and we had everything we needed. Most of our time there was spent around and in the pool. The kitchen was well stocked and some great meals came out of it. The location was perfect, only a 20 minute stroll to the quaint town of San Pancho where we had some fabulous meals at Maria's and Baja Taqueria. Best passion fruit margaritas at Baja Taqueria. Thanks to Livier for keeping the house so clean and tidy and Joel for arranging one of our tours. All in all, a fabulous experience. Thanks Wendy for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Didn't want to leave!!

  • 5 of 5

Had such an amazing time at Casa Sonrisa & throughly enjoyed San Pancho. Spent 10 days here and can't say enough great things about our experience. We shared house with our friends ( total of 4 adults & 3 children) and the house never felt cramped, there was amply bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/dining, pool & patio space! The house was well equipped & had all essentials, also very comfortable inside thanks to the air conditioning.

Location is perfect if your like us & want to get away from the busy touristy/all-inclusive places & would rather a more authentic cultural experience. The house is a block from the beach & a short (8-10 minute) beach walk to the village.The beaches aren't crowded & weren't constantly asked to buy something from vendors as you will find in PV & even Sayulita. There are quiet a few restaurants in the village, everything was fresh, tasty & reasonably priced. Highly recommend tacos at Baracuda!!

My only complaint is that I'm not still there! Wouldn't hesitate to book again

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Los Huertos
Car: recommended

Hiking (Beach & Jungle), Golfing, Kayaking Swimming, Surfing & Horseback Riding, Polo Club, Groupo Ecologico Turtle Refuge




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

Holiday surcharge of 25% will be added to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Sleeps up to 6.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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