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Beachfront Three Story Villa W/Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Newly built three story Mediterranean style villa with unobstructed views overlooking the ocean and multiple lush Coco palms. Third story roof deck allows for panoramic view, sunset wine sipping and tranquil dining. Interior decor presents authentic rustic Mexican flare of fine furniture, tiling and adobe entry ways. Decorative ceiling, wall and floor pieces indigenous from all over Mexico lend to the feel of a true Mexico experience. Private garden throughout the property with secured entry and driveway allow comfort for freedom of children and family. For more information and the property blog, - type 'vistaceleste' into a google search.

Vista Celeste is just 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta on the beautiful, secluded Nayarit coast. This beautiful close to ocean property consists of a three story house with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, heated pool and outdoor BBQ area.

This extraordinary property is situated 1/2 block from the unspoiled white sand beaches of San Francisco (San Pancho), Nayarit. Lush vegetation and palm trees surround the beautifully-landscaped grounds. Here you can enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, breathtaking sunsets, migrating whales, playful dolphins, and sea turtles. There are a host of adventurous activities, including epic surf, pristine golf, and horseback riding at your disposal. This is the perfect destination for those who seek privacy, serenity, and/or adventure.

The charming grounds are private with key entry only and a serpentine wall securing it.

The villa is fully-equipped with all the amenities you will need to enjoy your Mexican getaway. Imagine yourself lying poolside listening to the waves crash on the shore or soaking in the jetted tub. Vista Celeste offers all that you need to relax, unwind, and enjoy a true hidden paradise.

The property is located right across from Costa Azul resort and next to Villas Paradise. The property is within walking distance of town, but is far enough away to steer clear of the daily crowds and noise. When in the small town of San Pancho, you can find many shops, grocers, and many restaurants to suit the taste of any family member. Do not miss the opportunity to mingle with the locals. They are very friendly and eager to practice their English with you. San Pancho itself is a picturesque Mexican fishing town with virtually no crime. It looks much as Puerto Vallarta did before it was discovered. Vista Celeste is professionally managed for guest's convenience.

For more information and availability please contact Nils and Denice Kristoffersen via email.

More Details

Property Manager
Nils Kristoffersen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Nils Kristoffersen

Denice and Nils Kristoffersen have been in the hospitality business over ten years and are the owners of the award winning Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center in Colorado. Their love of nature and scenery find them surrounded by majestic peaks in Colorado, and embraced by warm waters in Mexico. They sincerely hope you enjoy the beauty of the area as much as they do.

Nils Kristoffersen purchased this house in 2011

Why Nils Kristoffersen chose Nayarit

White beaches, warm waters and cobblestone streets all factored into the desire to be a part of San Pancho. Add in temperate weather, fantastic local cuisine and a friendly atmosphere, and the Kristoffersens couldn't be happier to own Vista Celeste.


San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Once a week housekeeping provided, additional services available via custom quote

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Three Story Villa W/Heated Pool
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews

2nd time staying here, we fall in love with this place a little more each time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at Vista Celeste. The owners have made some significant improvements to the property since the last time we stayed. This includes an outdoor kitchen and second guest suite. Our family loved walking down the beach to the town of San Pancho. The pool is a great hang out area. This is just what our family needed to get some much needed R&R. We truly love Vista Celeste and cant wait until the next time we can go down! The last two times we have stayed at all inclusives before coming up. The next time I think we will skip that so we can go straight to Vista Celeste!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is fantastic. It's very well maintained, the local crew is very responsive to take care of any small issues that crop up, and it's very closet to the beach. The pool area is great to hang around in, with a wonderful barbecue area just adjacent to it. Having two couples and a single traveler sharing this, we were initially concerned that everyone wouldn't have their own bathroom, but were pleasantly surprised that every bedroom has its own facilities, or one right outside the door. Their is ample space on the three levels, with a great third level place to sit if one wants privacy. The secured parking is also a great feature. I can't write about the TV service, because we never turned it on, as being close to downtown San Pancho and right near the beach is ample entertainment! The owner and his crew really do a great job on this, everyone in our group was very please, and we may very well inquire about staying again on our next visit to our favorite little village in Mexico! GREAT experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aging house and deficient service

  • 2 of 5

This house is ok. The view is nice, and the rooms are a comfortable size. However, we had several problems with it.

1. When we arrived, there were dirty cups and napkins on the table near the pool

2. The kitchen was not well equipped, and was missing a corkscrew for wine. When we called the property manager to ask if one was available, she asked us to buy one ourselves and we would be reimbursed. This is not my ideal way to spend a vacation...

3. There was a lot of dust and cobwebs under beds and in corners

4. The air conditioner in the master bedroom leaked, and by morning, the suitcase that had been placed under it was soaked, as well as everything in it

5. The bathroom downstairs flooded when two people took short showers in a row, and the entire hallway and bedroom were flooded. When we called the handyman, he said he would come by and clean up and fix it while we were away at our friend's wedding, but either he came and did nothing or he didn't come...

6. On arrival, the water cooler was dirty and there were insects floating around in the water. We asked for a replacement, and the next day we got one but the person who brought it left it outside downstairs, instead of carrying it up and placing it in its proper location.

I would not recommend this property unless something was done to bring it up to standards and the service vastly improved. Especially as there are boutique hotels in town for half the price...

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anna: We’re disappointed that the house didn’t meet and exceed your expectations as it has for so many others. As rental property, there are frequently items that get mistakenly packed by guests and the staff strives to inventory and replace items as quickly as possible. Cleanliness is also something the staff prides itself upon, and we’re conducting a thorough review to ensure that the highest possible standards continue to be maintained. We regret in this instance that those practices didn’t meet your standards. Retrospectively, the home wasn’t going to suit your needs, and we wish we knew beforehand that you were planning to host a 30+ person party within it. As a residence suited for six people – the infrastructure isn’t designed for large gatherings. Acknowledging that, the listing specifically requests that the home not be used for parties. Overwhelming the home occupancy limits results in flooding and air conditioner failure such as you experienced. We also wish your discerning eye spotted guests breaking glass within the pool, as this posed a safety danger and again violated the guidelines of renting the house. The costs and effort associated with removal of glass were extensive, and at a minimum, we wish you would have informed the staff. Had you let us know your needs, we could have recommended a larger resort that would better have suited your ‘after-wedding’ party. We’d offer that the small casitas in town would also have not been suitable. We regret your stay wasn’t what you wanted, and we’ve put in place new policies protecting the home and ensuring future travelers have the experience they desire.
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Thoroughly enjoyed the location and the culture that this unique setting had to offer.

  • 5 of 5

This villa has been recently remodeled or is very new. We slept in several of the bedrooms and the beds were new and firm but comfortable. We used the laundry room often. The location and views were just exceptional. We watched humpback whales from the deck. I did some shore fishing from the beach and bluffs. We could hear the surf which was a real treat for us Kansans. The fresh fish, shrimp, vegetables and fruit were exceptional. We used the juicer often, and cooked in the outdoor kitchen. In the 20 days we stayed, we tried nearly every restaurant in town. They are all unique and featured a wide variety of menus. There is a beautiful 9 hole golf course a block away. We saw a number of iguanas and many rare birds. There is a world class birding sanctuary along the lagoon on the south end of the village. Bring binoculars. The heated pool was where we spent much of our free time. Day trips included Sayulita & Punta Mita to the south & Rincon de Guayabitos & Los Ayala to the north. With the exchange rate at 23 peso's per $ everything was very reasonable. Although we had a rental car, we walked a lot with everything so close. Don't oversize your rental car as the streets are narrow and a small car just works better and can be parked behind the gate if you choose. The town beach plaza was a 10 min walk down the beach. In case of an illness there is a clinic/hospital that is adequate and modern. We never felt in danger or even in the minority although we certainly were. The people of San Pancho were just very accomodating and helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA USA

Family beach get away

  • 4 of 5

We loved the little town of San Pancho. Lots of great small restaurants and bars and very friendly and helpful people! Awesome fresh fish and shrimp at Calle 29 Cuba.

The owners were very helpful answering our many questions.

Abel, the handyman and jack of all trades, was amazing. Such a wonderful man!

Three comfortable bedrooms and seating for 4 at the dining room table. We ate out by the pool and BBQ most nights. Pool was cool and refreshing. Abel offered to heat it, but we wanted the cool plunge! Elders may have difficulty with the number of stairs as 2 bedrooms and 2 baths are on ground level, kitchen living room and one bedroom is up 2 flights, 1/2 bath is up another flight and roof deck it up the last flight. We loved the roof deck and spent nights playing cards up there. The only drawback is that the pool lacks privacy. It is directly on a street that once may have been a quiet path, but is now a very busy avenue. The construction right up the street did not help with its many cement tracks going and coming all day. About a 20 minute walk into sure to have a flashlight since there are no streetlights! Washer and dryer were a big plus. They were large and very new.

AC worked in all rooms except the TV/front den. Internet worked great almost the whole time we're there. The entire area was out one day. Remember it's Mexico! Don't expect immediate hot water, the ability to flush toilet paper down the toilet, or fast service. Relax and enjoy the laid back life style.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Paradise in San Panco

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough great things about this home and location! The home is situated perfectly from town--it is a 3/4 mile walk via the road into San Pancho, or even less if you prefer to take the beach! We spent 6 days in the home and it had all the comforts we would hope and expect! The kitchen is well stocked with necessities for cooking. The home is set up so that everyone had their own bedroom and bathroom (2 bedrooms and bath on bottom floor, one bedroom/bath (ensuite) off kitchen, and top floor is covered patio. The highlight of this house is the outdoor space and pool. Complete with a gas grill and outdoor kitchen, we found ourselves not wanting to leave the house!

The only challenge we faced was the high level of traffic and construction on the road outside the house. We weren't expecting this as it seems like a fairly sleepy area, but each day brought dump trucks and consistent traffic.

Even taking the traffic into consideration, we would stay here again in a heartbeat! We are already planning our next trip back.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
50 Metres
San Pancho

Just 25 miles North of Puerto Vallarta, Vista Celeste lies in the small town of San Francisco (affectionately called San Pancho by the locals). Secluded in the lush Nayarit Riviera, San Francisco’s small town charm, cobblestone streets and friendly locals comprise a unique getaway from the hectic hustle and bustle of modern life. Across the street from the beach, and adjacent to a resort with restaurants and countless activities, Vista Celeste offers something for everyone. Whether it’s snorkeling the pristine waters or an evening spent sampling the exquisite local cuisine, a vacation in San Pancho can be truly memorable.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pool & Grounds Fee/wk $75

$300/nt US Dollars
US Dollars;
$300/night (3 night minimum)
For parties over 6 people, there will be an additional $30 per person charge. (except for children under 12)
Each 7 night stay receives $150 discount
$75 non-refundable groundskeeping and cleaning fee per week
Cancellation Policy: $200 administrative fee on all cancellations. Deposit is non-refundable if cancelled less than 30 days prior

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