Recent Casa Melissa reviews – a favorite San Pancho rental
We had a fabulous time and definitely will return.
The house is spectacular and your staff was so helpful. Our in-house meals were exceptional and your suggestion for dinner at Maria’s was such a nice finale to the trip.
Hopefully we will return in the fall if not sooner.
LZ, Denver, CO 10/17
We LOVED it. Kids and Adults loved the pool, and the view was incredible. Cliche to read all the reviews about pictures not doing justice; but now having been there, I couldn’t agree more…lol
I hope to write a nice review in the near future.
Really appreciate everything Melissa. What a gem.
KP, Indiana 10/17
We returned home last night from our enchanted vacation at your magnificent home. I have too many words to describe our experience but I wanted to drop you a line to let you know how delighted we were with the house, Iris, Yeyo, Francis, and Mother Nature.
We felt like invited guests rather than intruders, thanks to your thoughtfulness and taste – from the furnishings and artwork, to the spa towels and water bottles.
Thank you for helping to provide my family with our first vacation together since 2008. You know how hard it is to get everyone together, but everyone had such a great time that we’re already talking about next year, notwithstanding the stingray bite at Punta Mita. (Punta Mita has nothing on San Pancho, in our biased opinion.)
I would like to tell you that our trip was wonderful. You have such a lovely home and the vista and pool are exquisite. We so enjoyed our whale sightings, our single female iguana, and loved the black vultures. They are so cool and just simply own the pool. We were the interlopers.
The town is very comfortable and we met some nice locals and expats. The beaches are Wow, but we had to watch the pull of the tides. They seemed stronger than they looker, and we are older than we feel!
Your wonderful housekeeper is a gem, and we probably didn’t give her enough tip, but we didn’t use her services very much. She is very insightful, obviously loves the local birdlife and wildlife. She was a real pleasure to talk to.
We would like to explore the possibility of visiting again, and thought of a visit during the spring of 2018, for 10 – 14 days. Probably late Feb to mid March. More than a year away, yet it is good to plan well ahead.
Once again Melissa, you possess a most beautiful home and we were humbled to be visitors and enjoy the beauty.
We enjoyed our time with our family in your beautiful home and pool. Loved the birds sharing space on the cliff with the iguanas. We saw 13 species of birds we had never seen before.
It’s been a pleasure to come to know you a little and wish you the very best.
It is still one of the most relaxing places that we have found anywhere and we would like to come back again at about this time next year. I need to check some school vacation and work dates for the specific weeks. Can I let you know in March?
Dinner at Maria’s was really good…I think I could live quite happily on the snapper in red pepper sauce or the shrimp in chipotle-tamarind sauce. B. and several of the others when kayaking with Tamara from Trailwinds and said it was very good.
B.E. LA, Ca
Once again, Casa Melissa exceeded all expectations. The place is in great shape and grounds are spectacular. Iris is a wonderful property manager — so engaging, so helpful. Having her mother there one night to help with dinner prep was a bonus and provided an opportunity for us to reminisce about the 13-14 years we’ve been coming there.
We look forward to future visits to renew our love affair with Casa Melissa.
J.S. Portland, OR
We are just back in Colorado and wanted to report we loved your house and our stay. Iris and her husband were great caretakers (one minor plumbing problem efficiently dealt with) and we loved her father’s cooking.
E.J. Louisville, CO
We’re back in Guadalajara from our fabulous weekend at Casa Melissa!!! Thank you so much for all your attentions and I just wanted to let you know that your house is beautiful with amazing views to the ocean!! All of us enjoyed our stay very very much and will absolutely stay again at Casa Melissa, and we will recommend it to our friends and families.
Iris was also very nice to us and available at all times if anything was needed. Thanks Iris!!
I.S. Guadalajara, MX
Hi Melissa, I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that we had an awesome time at your home in San Pancho. It is truly amazing, the views are breathtaking, we saw whales, beautiful birds, butterflies and the odd Tejones. Your staff are the best, we truly felt at home, Iris is the sweetest, she taught us a new Spanish word everyday. Yeyo is amazing, his skills in the kitchen are remarkable, the meals were abundant and to die for. We played tennis everyday and swam in the amazing pool, I just can’t go on enough about how much we enjoyed your home. We hope to return again someday. S.S. Vancouver,Canada
“WOW! What an extraordinary place you have. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more. Our expectations were pretty high going in, but the home and overall experience blew our expectations away. Thank you! May we book again for next year? Last week in March?” D.G. Portland, OR
“We had such a wonderful time in san pancho. We felt so lucky that we found the town and your beautiful house. After a day or two we were oriented and indeed it was quite easy to walk down the road to the beach and watch that dramatic surf. Yeyo was wonderful and helpful and the meals were excellent!
The location was perfect for all the members of our family–as we suspected, it was great to hang out with the senior family members in such a beautiful place, without feeling like we always had to be somewhere. All your recommendations were terrific.
We did see whales! Pretty far out but spouts and some breaching. We had a great whale watching trip from sayulita with Sayulita Entourage. Saw them right up close! Hopefully some day we will be able to come back. A week felt much too short. We’ll write a trip advisor review for you and send anybody we know your way. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely house with us and for all your help.” J.T. Bellingham, WA
“We have visited Casa Melissa several times and it remains our favorite family getaway. Isabel and her family do a wonderful job of taking care of anything that we need — I think they know everyone in town — and having Yeyo cook dinner is a wonderful experience, except that his chile rellenos have pretty well ruined the chance of our ordering them anywhere else. Going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the surf makes it seem like you are a world away. We will be back again.” B.E. New York, NY
“We absolutely loved your home and thank you for sharing it with us. Wow. We have traveled the world (luckily) in our very good life and stayed many nice places but this was definitely the best beach home and vacation ever. That is saying alot given we were fortunate to travel around the world for 7 mos on our honeymoon so there’s been a lot of other wonderful places. Thanks for sharing with us and others.” M.N. Santa Rosa, CA