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Hi, I am David, I am mexican. I like to meet new people and have an interesting conversation. My wife and me will be happy to receive you in Casa las Rana
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The apartment was perfect for a couple! It was nice and clean and quiet, minus the usual sounds of Mexico. The apartment is one of three that could be rented in this complex, which includes the main house. David, the owner, was not staying there until half-way through our stay. He and his wife were very accommodating and made sure we were comfortable.
The apartment is about 1/2 mile from the beach, which also is the way you have to go through town. IT takes around 15 minutes to get to the beach. It was an easy walk, and we felt safe the entire time. We took a bus to San Pancho from PV, and did not have a car during our stay. This was totally fine and we never needed a car during our trip. There are enough taxis everywhere to get to Sayulita or wherever. Though the apartment said it has wifi, it never worked for us. David said he is working on getting the wifi to work better. Just an heads up if you really need consistent wifi from the apartment. If not, there are places in town to get connected and check email, etc.. The only other big thing the apartment was lacking is a good water dispenser. It would be great to have a large 5 gallon water jug in the apartment on a stand or with a pump. We had to buy our own pump for the water. The only other thing lacking was there were no extra towels, sheets or blankets for the beach; or even some extra hand towels for the kitchen. It will probably start to accumulate some of this stuff, but for light travelers, we didn't have any towels to use other than the two provided.
Overall we had a great time and would definitely stay here again. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook some dinners and a couple of breakfasts, including a small coffee maker. We had the upstairs apartment, which is private and has great views of the surrounding countryside. San Pancho is a great little town and is worth visiting!
We loved the space, and the location. It was comfortable and quiet. About 10 minute walk from the beach.
Would absolutely stay there again.
We did not feel welcome at David's. We arrived in San Pancho at 7pm after a long day (our 2 year old son was sick). David asked us to call Mayra, his property manager, when we get to town in order to get directions and the key. We tried calling her and David on the way to let them know our ETA, and then again repeatedly after our arrival, but we could not get ahold of them. We finally heard from David after spending more than two hours waiting on the street, and instead of apologizing for the miscommunication (or even just asking us about our day), he demanded that we pay him an additional fee to compensate him for our "late arrival". Neither his profile nor our previous communication mentioned a cutoff time or a fee. He also repeated this demand during our stay, which as you can imagine did not make us feel comfortable.
Regarding the bungalow itself, it is cute and as pictured. We liked having a kitchen, and the bottle of water in the fridge was a nice touch. The bungalow is located outside of town (different exit by car), but there is a footbridge over the river to get there as a pedestrian without having to walk on the highway. The compound is gated but unless you have a very high SUV do not try parking inside; your car will get heavily scraped.
Do not expect Wi-Fi or A/C even though they are listed as amenities. Another guest was kind to give us the Wi-Fi password but it was useless since the Wi-Fi signal did not reach the bungalow on any of our four devices (you have to stand outside, on the stairs of the main house in order to be able to connect, and even then the connection is slower than dial-up). This might be OK if you're very patient and just need to check your email once a day but we were on a working holiday and could simply not get work done that way. We were also not given access to the A/C remote so we were unable to turn it on or off.
The floors were dusty and one of the two towels was dirty (it was hanging on the shower rod and smelled like aftershave). We mentioned these issues to David but he did not acknowledge them or offer us a new (website hidden)-weekly cleaning (mentioned on the profile) didn't happen either.
All in all, David's place has potential in the right hands, but given our experience, we did not feel at home and would certainly not stay there again.
This time our trip was short but we wanted to spend a few days on the beach away from the busyness of PV. We found the perfect place. The apartment is not big but has everything you need. If we had stayed longer we would have used the kitchen but there was just to many tempting restaurants. We met David at the gas station and he lead us to his hideaway. Although David was staying in the house and another guest was in the casita below us, it all felt very private. Initially we thought it was a bit far from the beach but the other guest convinced us to walk and we were surprised at the easy and enjoyable 10 min stroll. The car stayed parked for the rest of our visit. it really is a great location, away from the noise of town, loved listening to the frogs (i think they were frogs
I had a great time staying at Casa Las Ranas. It has a great location, was very clean, and had all the necessary amenities. I would definitely stay here again.
Great place! Comfortable, clean, and everything you need is within walking distance. The private patio is quiet, sunny, a perfect place to relax. Overall great experience and would stay here again!
Lisa y su familia muy agradables y tienen un bebé precioso. Su esposo muy agradable y comunicativo. Los esperamos nuevamente en Casa las Ranas.
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Casa Las Ranas. David was kind enough to meet us at the bus stop and escort us to the place. The rental is in a very safe part of town (and IN a very safe town), and the bungalow is protected by a locked gate. It's outfitted perfectly for a simple stay in a beautiful town.
We were thrilled to find a complementary 5L bottle of water waiting for us, as well as fresh towels in the bathroom. A housekeeper cleaned and tidied the place mid-week for us, and we were left to enjoy San Pancho without interruption. Perfect stay, perfect place, great value.
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa las Ranas. David is muy simpático and a gentleman. We had the upstairs apartment with a wonderful view of the mountains. It was exceptionally clean and tidy. The dining table (good for four) could be left inside or moved on the balcony to enjoy the morning sun during breakfast, or the sunset and sound of crickets in the evening. The bedroom is air-conditioned which was nice for afternoon siestas, but at night we left the windows open and didn't even need to use the ceiling fan.
It is an easy ten minutes to town/beach; and five minutes from the bus stop. There are lots of interesting shops and restaurants in San Pancho and the beach is very beautiful. If you go up further along the beach towards the left you will come to a cove that has less waves; just ask David.
Internet connection was difficult but appears this is a problem in the whole town due to the fact that there is only one provider at this time.
We would definitely recommend staying at Casa las Ranas.
Sweet little spot. A few minute walk from San Pancho. Great little comfortable one bedroom home. Clean and secure. Based out of here to explore surf in the area. Worked out quite well!
Nuestra experiencia fue muy padre. Eramos 4 parejas, por lo que rentamos toda la casa. Todo nos queda muy cerca y se puede llegar al pueblo caminando; incluso de noche es muy seguro.
La casa cuenta con todas las comodidades, aire acondicionado, ventiladores y cocina equipada, no tienes que llevar nada, hasta tiene un asador. Las fotos son exactamente como lucen, esta todo muy limpio y en orden.
Su cochera es muy amplia, caben 3 coches fácilmente.
The experience couldn't be better. It beats any hotel and the place is much better than downtown. If you are looking for a place to stay in San Pancho, this is certainly it. Everything is clean and organized. David and her wife were great hosts, very friendly and helpful.
You will have a great time, San Pancho is a little paradise that has kept its soul... David and his family are very nice people and will receive you with warmth and spontaneity. I completely recommend you stay with them!
An exepcional place near the beautiful San Pancho Bay. David always will be there to receive his guests the best way. Highly advisable!