In my brief search, I think I've narrowed down our choices to the following, and I'd love to get your feedback on our choices.
Wow! This has to be one of the nicest places I've seen. I'd have to find two more couples to help share the cost, but it looks as though there would be plenty of 'elbow room'. Could we walk to town from there? And would we even want to leave (I doubt it).
Casa Puesta del Sol
I like this place very much, and it seems to 'fit' us. Even if we couldn't find another couple to share the cost, we could still do this.
Song of the Sea (Casa Canto Del Mar)
Is this place too 'modern' in style? Does it have a Mexican 'feel'? We might be able to find another couple to help share the cost, because it would not be within our budget if we stayed here by ourselves.
Casa de Suenos
Hmmm.... Nice and affordable, but I could sure use your feedback.
We've spent numerous X-Mas' in Melaque. Love the more Mexican feel - rather than a tourist trap sort of feel. How will San Pancho compare? We've also stayed in Bucerias and we visited Sayulita - I wouldn't want to go back to either.
How 'safe' is San Pancho? On our last stay in Melaque, there was a break in across the street (while our friends were sleeping) and aa shooting nearby. We're heading back there again this X-Mas, but we're not staying in a private rental. We're staying in a fairly secure B&B.
My brother thinks we're absolutely crazy to continue vacationing in Mexico. He works for Sanyo in Tijuana, so he only see's the 'ugly' part. However, he does have some whopping stories that could scare away even the most Mexican traveled type of people.
So we're looking to travel to San Panch around the latter part of March to the first part of April. I know this is the busy time, but if we chose our rentals carefully, then I'm thinking we should still be able to have a wonderful and relaxing time.
Thanks in advance for your feedback.