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Casa Kalea


Property Details

Updated: Aug 18, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Casa Kalea, our home away from home, lies in the peaceful and

welcoming old-world fishing village of San Francisco. Nicknamed San

Pancho by the people who know and love the town, San Francisco sits

on the Pacific Ocean 29 kilometers (18 miles) north of Puerto


Casa Kalea was built in the spirit of providing a welcoming,

relaxing, and peaceful home for its guests. We named the house after

our first Grandchild, Ruby Kalea. Kalea is Hawaiian for joy or

clarity, and it’s our hope that all who stay here will feel joy and


Newly constructed in 2005, the house features two guest bedrooms and

bathroom; plus a master bedroom on the top floor; a spacious master

bathroom & walk-in closet; a large and fully-equipped kitchen which

opens up to the relaxing living space; a patio pool with charcoal

grill; a refrigerator and palapa bar on the top floor, houskeeper,

and a gardener. Children are oh-so welcome!

Some of our favorite moments are spent enjoying tropical breezes,

evening drinks, tapas, and sunsets from the palapa, while awaiting

another day of adventures on San Pancho’s soft white sand beach,

strolling along the town’s cobblestone streets, and eating fresh

fish in the town’s restaurants.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered

Recent Review

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1 traveler review

Anchorage, Alaska,usa

restfull home in a sweet beach town

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our respite from the winter in Alaska. It was very comfy for 6 people, although we had to draw straws for the lovely upstairs master suite.

The beds were firm, rooms clean and the place is well kept. There is enough cookware in the kitchen to cook about anything you'd want and lots of room to move around. If you don't feel like cooking, there are lots of restaurants in town. Many are quite fancy, but there are still many taco stand-like places for an economical meal. The friendly caretaker who lives just down the street is very helpful and his wife has a restaurant and catering business. We hired her for a full meal of shrimp chilli rellenos which she brought to the house-wonderful! We are still commenting of the flan she made.

The beach in San Pancho is fine for swimming and walking and there is less of the usual selling of wares than most places I have visited. The town is very socially conscious and even just opened a recycling center! San Pancho is generally quiet and mellow with friendly residents.

The house is not too near the beach-it takes about 5-10 minutes to walk there, and you can't see it from there, but you can hear the waves crashing at night. The pool is nice, but cool in winter since it depends on the sun for warmth-we swam anyway. The sun can still get hot in midday in January.

There is a lovely upstairs lanai. My only suggestion would be some hammocks up there as the traditional mexican furniture does not lend itself to long hours of reading like we enjoyed doing.

All in all a very enjoyable stay. We would return!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

The town of San Francisco maintains the character of a small town,

rich with culture, while providing amenities that make it a unique

vacation spot. It is the ideal setting for those who want to

experience the country while still remaining close to the major hub

of Puerto Vallarta.

Visit the many art shops in town and eat at some incredible

restaurants, where you'll hear live music many nights during the


Fishing: Enjoy fishing trips along the coastline north of Puerto

Vallarta. Catches include large Sailfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi),

Rooster Fish, Grouper, Red Snapper, and offshore Tuna & Marlin.

Surfing: San Pancho beach and surrounding areas offer an array of

surfing experiences. Sayulita, a 10 minute drive, is an ideal

location to find quality surfing instruction. Waves in San Pancho

are best when the creek flows to the ocean during the wet season

(June - October), although fun, rideable waves arrive year round.

Nearby Punta de Mita and Sayulita receive great quality; however,

more crowded waves year round. An annual surf contest is held in

Sayulita each January. San Pancho surf shop can arrange boat trips

to isolated world-class surf breaks up and down the coast (including

Chacala & Punta de Mita).


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $140 - $200

    Weekly Rate: $695 - $1295

    Monthly Rate: $1900 - $3400

  • *December-April: $1295
    May & November: $995
    June-October: $695

    When a reservation is made, we require a 50% deposit within seven
    business days and the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
    *Dec 17th - Jan 6th considered holiday rates (additional 15%)
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Property Type

  • house


  • Family

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets considered


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Full Kitchen - Coffee Maker - Blender - Juicer - Microwave - Toaster - Refrigerator Private Swimming Pool Pool Chairs & Floats Palapa & Bar with Refrigerator Laundry Room (w/d) English Speaking House Manager Housekeeper - 3x/wk Ceiling Fans Beach Towels Bath & Bed Linens TV & DVD Player Stereo/CD Player Patio Charcoal Grill

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