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Gorgeous Villa - Three separate homes (Rental Rates are for LA CASA QUE CANTA)

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7 bedrooms
9 bathrooms
14 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
In the summer of 2018 Melissa and I have turned our attention to this listing. We want to give you updated introduction to this stunning Villa. FlipKey - TripAdvisor has asked us to give you a description of the space. I just decided to give you descriptions of our home that COME FROM GUESTS who have already rented. Here is what some have said: • “Melissa and Bill, your thoughtfulness, love, and attention to detail is so evident in every room of the house that I almost felt you were actually there with us! You’ve created your own little heaven, and we feel so fortunate to have shared a little piece of it.” • “Each room has its own charm.” • “This was our second trip to San Pancho, but the first with our extended family. I am very glad we chose this property, as it was really a hom...In the summer of 2018 Melissa and I have turned our attention to this listing. We want to give you updated introduction to this stunning Villa. FlipKey - TripAdvisor has asked us to give you a description of the space. I just decided to give you descriptions of our home that COME FROM GUESTS who have already rented. Here is what some have said: • “Melissa and Bill, your thoughtfulness, love, and attention to detail is so evident in every room of the house that I almost felt you were actually there with us! You’ve created your own little heaven, and we feel so fortunate to have shared a little piece of it.” • “Each room has its own charm.” • “This was our second trip to San Pancho, but the first with our extended family. I am very glad we chose this property, as it was really a home-away-from-home for those in our party whose comfort zone was more US-centric and who were slightly apprehensive about visiting Mexico. For the rest of us who love everything about Mexico, we were happy to see how the owners have incorporated local art and architecture into their home.” • “We spent much time in the pool. Our two babies loved it! Also, grandpa. By the way, the staff takes such good care of everything, but they are not intrusive.” • “Your coffee table books, which tell us about the construction process and also MELISSA'S MAGICAL HOUSE, were very helpful. The place IS magical. And now I can see that it is intentional magic.” • “This is an elegant home that was built and is maintained with LOVE.” Well, (this is Bill Roberts again) I could go on and on with comments like these, but I want to highlight the one which I think is most unusual. Our guests can feel the LOVE that went into designing and building and caring for the Villa de Vistas. Indeed, this is the most distinctive feature of our homes. • You can see this love in the quality of the woodwork, the stone work, the tile work, the selection of art objects for every room. • You can feel this love when you gather around the dining room table and sense that, for some reason, you have an unusual level of intimacy in your conversation. • You experience it when you go up to the top deck and watch the sun dip into the ocean. • You can immerse yourself in that love when you crawl into bed and listen to the pounding of the surf and the rustling of the leaves. • And then when you wake up in the morning, you will experience a sense of well-being as you get your coffee and welcome the gift of another day in the luxurious piece of God's good earth. This is probably evident from my extensive descriptions of our space, but the VILLA DE VISTA is a family home. It is not just a rental. Just about every guest -- with one sad exception -- have treated the place according to the old Mexican adage: MI CASA ES SU CASA. ONE MORE THING -- LOCATION. We are far enough away from the center of town that we do not hear the noise of parties, especially since San Pancho is a destination wedding site. On the other hand, we are not so far away that you need a vehicle to get to town. You can walk there is little more than 20 minutes. We think our location is ideal. FINALLY, AS PART OF THE INTRODUCTION, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT EACH OF THE HOUSES: LA CASA QUE CANTA (The Big House) has 3 Bedrooms (all king). 4 full Baths. Sleeps 6. All bedrooms are air-conditioned. Water is filtered and perfectly safe to drink. (But bottled water is also available.) The main floor is at the street level. It includes spacious living and dining rooms, a large well-appointed kitchen (laundry and pantry), a family room with TV, and a guest bath. All of these rooms are interconnected in one great open space. They have fabulous views of the jungle, beach and ocean. The kitchen and family room are air-conditioned. Going UP the spiral staircase, you come to the Upper Terrace (the primary viewing site for sunsets) and the Master Bedroom with its luxurious marble bath and private sunning deck. Going DOWN the spiral staircase from the main floor you come to the bedroom floor with two large bedroom suites. One has a fabulous jungle and garden view and boasts a sitting area and dual showers; the other has a large private terrace Continuing down one more stairway and you come to our pool deck and EL NIDO DE LA TORTUGA, the smallest casita (1000 sq ft) which is nestled under the Big House. It has a complete kitchen, sleeps four in two bedrooms -- one king, one bunk bed....and a great bath! Go down still another flight to our Casita Celestial, the most private, with a complete kitchen, two king bedroom suites (sleeps four), a large Palapa, its own dipping pool, a lovely outside sitting area, and a hammock grove....and it's set in a tropical garden designed and created by Melissa, a master gardener. More
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MELISSA R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2012
Interaction with guests
When Melissa and and I are on the property, we have interaction as our guests seem to invite it. Generally, we invite them up for a drink and some conversation. It's always enjoyable. When we are not here, you will be interacting with our staff: IRIS RODRIQUEZ is our property manager, was born in San Pancho. She will contact you by email or phone prior to your visit and arrange to meet you on our main street. RODRIGO PINEDA is our property care taker. He is almost magical in his ability to fix things. He's on the property five days a week. He was part of our original construction crew. NOEMY GARCIA cares for the inside of the houses. She is on the property three days a week. She has been with us since 2008.
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Reviewed 1 April 2019

This was a return visit for me to Casa Que Canta -- it is one of my favorite places in the world. The house is beautiful and comfortable with magnificent views of the jungle and the ocean below. Every detail is perfect. The house is...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank EVANSMA
Reviewed 27 March 2019

This was a return visit, and one can't say enough about the pristine nature and beauty of the property: the multi-storied casa with comfortable but eye-pleasing Mexican decor; the magnificent vistas above the jungle and ocean; and the sleep-inducing peacefulness from the steady pounding of...More

Date of stay: March 2019
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Trek756187, VR Owner at Gorgeous Villa - Three separate homes (Rental Rates are for LA CASA QUE CANTA), responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2019

Thank you so much for your review. Hope you will make a return visit soon!

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Reviewed 26 March 2019

About the hosts: William and Melissa are exceptional people and hosts. They truly went above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as possible because they are just wonderful human beings. From offering to pick up groceries for us, to suggesting a local market...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Paul A
Trek756187, VR Owner at Gorgeous Villa - Three separate homes (Rental Rates are for LA CASA QUE CANTA), responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2019

Thank you so much! Please come again--we would love to see you!

Reviewed 25 March 2019

Villa de Vistas proved to be the ideal setting for our gathering of five college classmates with their spouses to renew and create new memories nearly fifty years later. We had separate rooms and the Villa provided common areas for conversation, eating, cooking together. The...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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Trek756187, VR Owner at Gorgeous Villa - Three separate homes (Rental Rates are for LA CASA QUE CANTA), responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2019

We are so glad to know our Villa de Vistas proved to be such an ideal setting to renew old friendships and build fresh memories together. We hope to have you plan a return visit!

Reviewed 24 March 2019

This was our third time to visit San Pancho’s La Casa Que Canta. This time was for a mini reunion. We were joining two couples who were special friends from our Connecticut days. The weather was in the mid 80’s and sunny every day. The...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Trek756187, VR Owner at Gorgeous Villa - Three separate homes (Rental Rates are for LA CASA QUE CANTA), responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2019

We are so glad to know that our CASA QUE CANTA, the BIg House on our property proved to be such a grand reunion place for you and your special friends. We do hope that you will return to San Pancho and our property again...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Parking
Shared Garden
Linens Provided
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Terrace
Patio
Deck
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The Villa is located at the north end of the beach on a quiet hillside in a tropical jungle, a bird lover's paradise. It is just a few minute walk to the ocean. There are several other houses in the 'neighborhood', but all are behind our property basically out of view. There is ample parking.
Getting around
Slightly half of the people who rent for us do rent a car. We recommend they rent from Gecko car rental in Bucerias. If you have a car it is very easy to get around. San Pancho is a small town and you will be sufficiently familiar with everything within a day. Slightly less than half of the people do not rent a car. They walk to the beach (it's just five minutes) and they walk to town (it's about twenty five minutes). If they get tired, they hire a taxi. If they prefer, they rent a golf cart. Again, because our pueblo is small, you will know your way around in just a few days. If you wish to go out of town and don't have a car, you can hire a driver for the day or use a taxi. We'll send you LOTS OF INFORMATION for 'getting around!'
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