CASA TORTUGA'S PELICAN STUDIO APARTMENT ON THE BEACH

Carolyn Kinsman/Perry Willkes

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CASA TORTUGA'S PELICAN STUDIO APARTMENT ON THE BEACH

Kino Bay Studio Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen, sitting and dining areas, verandas. Sleeps 4

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This delightful, SECOND STORY, NO-SMOKING studio is designed to ensure your comfort and privacy. We are available to greet our guests and attend to their needs. Pelican suite accommodates a family of four (NO MORE ALLOWED!), with one queen bed and two comfortable foam floor mattresses. The large, one-room studio has sitting and dining areas, a charming bath and full kitchen decorated with Mexican Talavera tile. All linens, cookware, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, dishes, eating utensils, and more are provided. The private entrance leads in from an off-street parking area through a courtyard and up a tiled staircase to the suite and a stunning view out over the Sea of Cortez from the private veranda. This is a perfect place for a romantic getaway for two, or for a small family to relax and play on one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. Come share our paradise!

Peaceful and private!: The Pelican is extremely popular with renters because of it's privacy and the stunning view out over the Sea of Cortez. The private veranda has a palapa roof, cushioned chaises lounges, and table and chairs for outdoor dining. The tiled sidebar is great for mixing drinks or grilling on the electric grill provided.

Appropriate for four: Couples love it, and it is also great for a family of four. There is a queen bed and comfortable, thick foam flour mattresses, with linens, for floor sleeping. In the spring and fall, many choose to sleep out on the veranda on the comfy, padded chaise lounges.

Cooks love it: The full kitchen makes it great for those who love to cook and entertain. There is sufficient tableware for inviting friends over for drinks or dinner.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Carolyn Kinsman/Perry Willkes

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We retired to Kino, bought and renovated this old house for ourselves, and added a couple of guest apartments for family and friends. Well, guess what? Family and friends don't come all the time, so se started renting. We refer to ourselves as the accidental innkeepers!

Carolyn Kinsman/Perry Willkes purchased this studio in 2003

On my. Let me count the whys! Well, it's on the most beautiful beach! It's quiet, and peaceful. During an early morning beach walk, you might meet one or two other people – but not always! We always wanted to live by the sea but never dreamed it would be possible. Now we wake up every day and feel gratitude for our good fortune. Also, it's not too far to drive back to the U.S. to see family — or for them to come see us.

Sunsets, great seafood, our organic garden, Kino folks, Mexican culture...it's tough to beat!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
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Casa Tortuga's Pelican Studio Apartment on the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Casa Tortuga's Pelican Studio Apartment on the beach
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+52 662 242-0122
Kino Bay Sonora
5

GIRLS GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My friend Liz and I had a wonderful, relaxing two days away from the hectic life style in AZ. Not being a beach person this has changed my mind and just reinforced Liz's love of the ocean and its beauty. Perry and Carolyn made us feel like they have known us forever. Could not have asked for more perfect accomadations and amenities. El Pargo Rojo restaurante was super and prices great. Casa Blanca was good for breakfast also. Took bus into Old Kino and had great day there with the locals. Found some interesting things, i.e. shells, sea life, on the beach as well as a varity of birds, even a crane fishing in the surf at midnight. Would love to return another day maybe in the winter. Highly recommend this paridise to all. AJ and Liz
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Tortuga's Pelican Studio Apartment on the beach
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Kino Bay Sonora
5

CASA TORTUGA

  • 5 of 5
Words cannot fully describe the location, setting, or beauty of the area of Kino Bay. The accomodations were superb, and Carolyn and Perry are the most friendly hosts! I will return again for sure, and 1-week is not enough time! Thank you for such a comfortable place to lie my head.
Highly recommend this place to others, many things to do, or just sit in the sun on the patio or beach and enjoy. Local people are all very friendly, good food, stores have everything you need. A car may be nice for traveling to Kino Viejo, otherwise walking, biking will get you around Kino Nuevo. We felt very safe here, and enjoyed the experience.
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sooo much for the wonderful review. It's a joy to have great guests who appreciate Kino Bay as much as we do!
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Casa Tortuga's Pelican Studio Apartment on the beach
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Kino Bay Sonora
5

WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!! (SIERRA VISTA, AZ)

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented both the Tortuga and Pelican rentals and absolutely loved them both.... We'd planned a weekend getaway away from the crowds with our two little ones (8 months & 2yrs), our 10 yr old godson, and 2 granmama's... We all had a blast.
The property was super clean, the rooms impeccable, plenty of towels and linens in each room. There was a small electrical burner in the tortuga for a quick breakfast. The kitchen in the Pelican was beautiful and ready for our family gathering at meals... Each of the rooms were equipped with TV's and DVD players.... and huge selection of movies.....
We'd sit out on the balcony to have our family meals and relax.... The views from the balcony and from each of the rooms were absolutely spectacular.....no restaurant or hotel could have beat this....

The decor was in each of the rooms and around the home was gorgeous... tremendous attention to detail to say the least... the beds and sitting areas very clean and comfortable....the property owners were friendly and helpful and respected our privacy.... it almost felt like they weren’t even there... Maps and local info were printed out and left in each of the rooms. Beach Toys, kites, and kayaks were available to us for use....
We absolutely loved everything about this place!!!!!

This is great for any family looking for a quiet and serene getaway... away from the crowds.... beautiful clean sand and swimming conditions....and a wonderful time!!! I know we'll be staying here again!!!

BTW: If you're afraid to drive into mexico, dont be... although there's tons of construction in Hermosillo, the property owners made sure to provide us with up to date, safe, directions to help us get to kino with ease!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Tortuga's Pelican Studio Apartment on the beach
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Kino Bay Sonora
Bisbee, Arizona
5

RELAXING, RELAXING, RELAXING

  • 5 of 5
We rented both studios of Casa De Tortuga. They were everything and more. We were a little nervous about committing to our plans to go during Hurricane Jimena, But Carolyn was great about keeping in contact with us and keeping us up to date on the local weather. The first day we had a private beach. And the other days very few people. I think we over packed (in case of weather changes). But we had more than enough towels, bedding, pots, pans, a grill. Movies. Great AC, Purified water.Security. The different levels are gated with your own key to come and go as you please. Owners live on the same property, but are in no way intrusive. Instead they are helpful and great for advice and information. This is a perfect place to go if you don't want an itenerary. Or the worry of I need to get in all the great sites. I do suggest you drive 10 minutes into Kino Viejo (old kino) and do some local shopping. Go on a boat ride. You can not get lost. Explore a little. You will surprise yourself and just Relax. Also the directions Carolyn links you to are right on. Her advice about tipping and where to turn, what to look for. If you have never driven into Mexico Please do not feel intimidated. All we were asked for was our vehicles registration and ID. Passing the tolls is easy and they have the signs translated into English. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Tortuga's Pelican Studio Apartment on the beach
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Kino Bay Sonora
Green Valley, AZ
5

CASA TORTUGA PELICAN - AUG 15, 2008 STAY

  • 5 of 5
We loved the place and the location. Every thing was as pictured and described. It was clean and had fresh water and all the necessities we needed. We loved being right on the beach!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Tortuga's Pelican Studio Apartment on the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p140315
+52 662 242-0122
Kino Bay Sonora
5

OUR WEEK AT THE PELICAN PENTHOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We referred to the Pelican Studio as our Penthouse, being the upper level of our hosts' beautiful beach home with amazing views of the ocean. The care put into the creative design and decorating of the Pelican should be appreciated by anyone who is fortunate enough to enjoy a visit here.

It was exciting to see dolphins and fun watching the pelicans diving for food. We had views of the ocean from every location in the studio (except for the bathroom) and the sound of the waves was our favorite music. We also enjoyed long walks on the beautiful sandy beach, our private beach most days.

We liked the casual beach restaurants that offered great food and value (missing the torritos already), but also enjoyed being able to purchase fresh fish directly from the local fisherman and dine on our balcony with amazing views of the stars and sound of the waves.

Thank you Perry and Carolyn for being sensitive of our privacy yet sharing time with us. Although being first time visitors we felt very comfortable. We appreciated learning about your community and admire your devotion to it and our environment.

P.S. Once we returned to Arizona Duane bought me a brightly painted wooden pelican for our patio as a reminder of our visit and a request for a quick return trip.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Nearest Ferry
85 Miles
Guaymas, Sonora
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway to Hermosillo
Nearest Beach
We are on THE beach!
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Casablanca
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Pargo Rojo
Car: recommended

Kino Bay is a delightful combination of tropical beach environment with nearby desert and mountain views. The village of Kino Viejo is a small, vibrant community wish lots of local fishing and wonderful small restaurants. People are known for their friendliness. This is not a place for disco dancing; the atmosphere is relaxed and lends itself best to hiking, walks on the beach, fishing and swimming, reading and relaxing. It's perfect for families, artists and writers, nature lovers, and people who like to experience Mexican culture and have a good time! Local vendors feature everything from collector quality Seri baskets to ironwood carvings, colorful ceramics, handmade hammocks, and jewelry. The food is excellent, especially seafood. Casa Tortuga is within walking distance of some very good restaurants, and we are surrounded by friendly neighbors.

Other Activities: kayaking

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Availability & Rates

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Kino Bay Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 15 2014 - Oct 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$115
$690
 
 
Winter
Oct 15 2014 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$105
$630
 

Additional information about rental rates

We require a 50% deposit to reserve, with balance due on or before arrival. A payment request for the balance is sent one week before arrival. Dollar payments are made via PayPal; pesos payments are made into Bancomer account.
Notes we care about the environment and the health and comfort of all our guests:
We conserve water
Smoking is not permitted in the apartments or on the patios.
Pets are not allowed.
We use no dangerous chemicals.
Our rooms are deep cleaned between rentals.
Quiet is expected between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
We try to provide everything you need for a peaceful and pleasant stay.
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Amenities

Kino Bay Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Floor Area:
  • 460 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Village
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The sink and shower areas are colorfully finished with Talavera tile. The roomy walk-in shower has shelves for your bathing needs and hooks for wet bathing suits.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • This SECOND STORY studio apartment is one large room with a full kitchen. There is one queen bed, and the sitting area has a sofa that can be used for sleeping one person. There also are two very comfortable fold-out floor mattress; and the chaise lounges on the veranda are very comfortable, if the weather is good and you like outdoor sleeping. IT IS LIMITED TO USE BY NO MORE THAN FOUR PEOPLE.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
This is a NO-SMOKING facility. Smoking is not allowed in the apartment or on the veranda. Smokers are asked to smoke only on the beach. Hi-speed internet connections are provided in the studios. A washing machine is available for longer-term renters, with a dryer for use in damp weather. We normally dry out clothes on the line! The is a George Forman electric grill to be used outside on the veranda. The large TV is good only for videos, DVDs, and CDs; we do not have cable or local programming access. We do have kayaks and non-motorized water toys and fresh organic items to share from our garden during growing season.
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