Casa Melissa has 4 Bedrooms, w/detached 5th bdrm suite -4 Baths, (Sleeps 10 max)
- english, spanish
About Melissa McCann
We are a family of 4. We have always spent part of the winter in Mexico. When we discovered San Pancho we knew this was the place where we wanted to build a house. We built the house to fit our family, so each of the kids had their own bedroom and could have a friend come down and vacation with them, plus we have an extra bedroom for the parents.
Melissa McCann purchased this House in 1999
Why Melissa McCann chose San Francisco
We were lucky enough to visit San Pancho before it was 'discovered'. When we saw this property with its incredible views we knew we had to buy it. We see more of the coast/ocean then any other property in the area! It is magical. Arriving at Casa Melissa and looking at the view is immediately relaxing. My favorite thing is to swim in the pool mesmerized by the views in each direction. My husband and I disagreed on only one thing - which was the better view, the view to the south looking at Punta Sayulita or the view to the north looking at a series of small beaches. So most of the house has views to the south, but the master bedroom has views in both directions and has a balcony on the north side as well as opening to the terrace on the south side. In the mornings I sit in the dining room looking north and he sits at the opposite end of the table looking south. We worked it out.
What makes this House unique
Besides the fabulous view, we had to have a tennis court. We built one made out of an Australian product that is sand and astro-turf. It plays like clay but is ready for play 15 minutes after the rain ends (very important in the summer). The other great thing about the court is that it slows the game down - great if you are playing mixed doubles or singles with your husband. Oh and the other great thing about the court is that it has an ocean view. Try not to get distracted by the pelicans flying over the ocean as you play the game.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Stop debating and book this place.
We looked at 6 different countries and over 100 houses. The second we clicked on Casa Melissa, my husband and I booked it. Not for a moment from the first email to Melissa, to the moment we got home did we have a regret. Well, maybe the regret of 9 days not being long enough. We picked Casa Melissa first then found out about the little town that comes with it. San Pancho feels like home the moment you enter it.
The beauty of this property was simply breathtaking. The relax feel you get from the moment you open the front door till the last day will follow you home.
There is a walk into town, so before you go, have Iris do the grocery shopping and get good flip flops. My husband and I enjoyed the walk through San Pancho so much, we rarely got a taxi. My friend and I loved to get a coconut at the beach stand in town then walk back to the house enjoying it.
Iris and Otto were both great. They were in and out before you realized they were there, but after a day of getting to know them, you looked forward to them coming and checking in.
The morning we were waiting for Diva Tours (Best taxi service. Use them for your travels) to pick us up to take us to the airport to fly home, we all sat around saying if you had to pick something you didnt like or change, what would it be. We all blankly stared at each other. 6 very strong opinionated personalities all fell in love with Casa Melissa.
Between my husband and I, we have traveled to many countries and have stayed many places loving all of them, but never saying we would return since we love the adventure of a new place. We will however be back to Casa Melissa and San Pancho. This adventure is far from over! Thank you all so much!
This place does not disappoint in any way. I’ve stayed in some pretty Cool places on the Pacific Ocean, and Casa Melissa rises to the top of the list. The Views are amazing from any where on the property. I have waited for over 15 years for it to be available for my travel dates, and finally the stars aligned, and I got my wish. I hope to stay here many more times. Thank you Melissa for sharing your Wonderful place with us, we feel blessed.
I had no idea you were watching our availability for so long. Glad you finally made it and I am glad Casa Melissa did not disappoint. Hope it will not be another 15 years before you have a chance to return!
Wonderful stay. Somehow the beautiful photos online do not do it justice. The views are incredible. Iris, Yeyo and Francis are wonderful. Casa Melissa is a short walk to town (we took both the road and the beach way, both are great). There is also a path about 20 minutes north of the home that leads to a fantastic and more private beach. San Pancho is a cute little town. Great seafood and nice little cafes and restaurants. We will absolutely be coming back to Casa Melissa. The home was very, very clean and equipped with everything you need, including beach towels, inflatables, tennis rackets and a margarita blender :)
So glad you enjoyed Casa Melissa. Iris and Yeyo are wonderful people and we are lucky to have them work at Casa Melissa.
I'm impressed that your daughter was willing to walk to town!
We would be happy to have you return to Casa Melissa.
It is truly worth the trip
Perfectly maintained, awesome design, incredible views. A+++.
Just one sunset or one sunrise while inside the pool melts all the stress and troubles away.
Thanks for your review. I agree that the amazing view makes relaxation automatically happen. Glad you enjoyed your summer getaway.
Beautiful home with amazing views!
Just returned from a wonderful 5 days stay at Casa Melissa .. The photos on the site don’t do it justice. The wonderful staff and personal cooking by Yeyo and Francis was the best. I would highly recommend them while staying there. We look forward to our next stay.
So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. I'll pass your complement along to Yeyo.
We appreciate your taking the time to write a review.
Wonderful experience! Perfect property, amazing home & awesome oceanfront
Everything was above and beyond. Home was very well designed and I love the style. The views of the ocean from every room was a big plus. The pool was amazing! Great for adults and fun for kids. The property was quiet and relaxing enjoying the nature. The sunset was spectacular. The manager Iris was really helpful and informative about activities around the area. I wish we would have stayed more nights. We will definitely return in the future. Thank you Melissa for sharing your beautiful house.
Thanks so much for your kind words. It means so much to us.
And we look forward to hosting your family again in the future.
Polo Field with restaurant - matches weekly in season. Bird watching, surfing, snorkeling, stand up paddle, kayaking, swimming with dolphins, ancient petroglyphs, yoga center nearby. Also water park, and Cirque de Soleil show Joya at Vendanta just 20 minutes away. Massage at the house by arrangement, Watch whales and dolphins from terrace, or from the private heated infinity pool,. Private lighted tennis court onsite.