INTIMATE TORTUGA STUDIO ON THE BEACH; FAMILY OF 2 ADULTS & 1 CHILD

Carolyn Kinsman/Perry Willkes

Advertiser since 2005
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Carolyn Kinsman/Perry Willkes

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INTIMATE TORTUGA STUDIO ON THE BEACH; FAMILY OF 2 ADULTS & 1 CHILD

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Kino Bay Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Charming Private Studio with 1BR 1BA & Kitchenette on Kino's Beautiful Beach

¿Habla español? Visita: http://www.homeaway.com.mx/propiedad/p320405 para todos los detalles. Hacemos TODAS las reservaciones por internet, NO POR TELEFONO. Por favor de no llamar. Primero vea el calendario de disponibilidad en esta pagina, entonces mande un mensaje. Así podemos comunicar claramente sobre todos los detalles y evitar errores. Gracias por su comprensión.

We make ALL of our bookings online, not by phone. Please do not call. First, review the calendar for availability, then send us a message so that we can communicate clearly and avoid errors. Thank you!

Sweet one-bedroom lodging on the ground floor for SINGLE or DOUBLE occupancy. NO SMOKING, NO PETS. This studio apartment has a double bed, and ONE small child may be accommodated with a floor mattress, with prior agreement. On the beach with stunning view and private entrance. The bath is tastefully decorated with talavera tile, and there’s a large closet (4’ by 6’) to stash your gear. This ample unit (bedroom measures 11’ by 14’) is fully air-conditioned and well-insulated for comfort and quiet. The kitchenette has a refrigerator, microwave, hot plate, toaster, coffee maker, blender, pots, pans, dishes, utensils... There is an electric grill for outdoor use. The cafe table is ideal for writing in your journal over a second cup of coffee, or for that private dinner for two. Start your day over breakfast, outdoors on our covered veranda, with the scent of basil and a view of Pelican Island.

Intimate and Private: After a day on the water or relaxing on the beach, enjoy a cold drink while watching the sun set over the mountains of Tiburón Island before walking to a nearby restaurant for dinner. Wind up the day with brandy and conversation on the veranda under a clear night sky filled with stars, or moonlight dancing on the water.

Come for a romantic weekend or a week (seventh night is free) and a little “Kino-therapy!”

We respect your wish to spend a healthy visit enjoying the clean air of the Sonoran coast, so we maintain a “No-Smoking Facility” (both in the rooms and on the grounds). To ensure a healthy environment, Pets are Not Allowed.

Se Habla Español.

BR B Amenities: /B BR We provide no meals, but a well-equipped kitchenette (sink, microwave, under-counter refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, cups, glasses, and utensils -- NO COOKTOP OR OVEN) allows you to prepare your own breakfast, lunch or dinner if you prefer to eat in.

Amenities: Most food items are available at one of the nearby tiendas, or ‘supermercados’ (one about four blocks away); there are many small food stores and panaderias in the nearby village of Kino Viejo; or bring a selection of your own favorite foods.

TV provided for VIDEOS, CDs, and DVDs; NO CHANNEL OR CABLE ACCESS.

Two sit-on kayaks (one single, one double) are available (without charge) for your use in the gentle waters outside your door. More adventurous visitors can rent new expedition-style kayaks (less than a block away) to explore the nearby estuary or the tidal pools north of town.

BR B Activities: /B BR Kino Bay is located on the picturesque shores of the Sea of Cortez, and is blessed with one of the most beautiful, and uncrowded, beaches in all of Mexico. Begin your morning with a long walk on this sandy seven mile arc with a view of several islands offshore and excellent shelling areas nearby.

Area Activities: Swim or Kayak in the warm Sea of Cortez, or relax on our broad veranda and watch a Pod of Dolphins swim by. Sometimes you’ll see dozens, even hundreds, of Birds Diving on schools of small fish. The Sea of Cortez is one of the world’s most remarkable natural environments.

Take a Panga Ride to nearby Isla Pelicano to see hundreds of birds nesting among the rocks. Seals and sea lions are often found sunning themselves at the island. Then visit the wreck of a shrimp boat on a nearby beach before pausing for lunch at the oyster shacks in the estuary.

Visit the Seri Museum for an insight into the ways of these ancient peoples. Bargain with a street vendor and take home a handmade basket as a memento of your visit.

Stop at the Casa del Mar Museum to learn about the Sea of Cortez and the ecology of the Sonoran desert. Check out the local campus of Prescott Collete and their on-the-water courses. Go Whale Watching in February and March, or Deep-Sea Fishing year-round.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Carolyn Kinsman/Perry Willkes (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks english, spanish

About Carolyn Kinsman/Perry Willkes

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. And now renters often end up as friends and like family. We refer to ourselves as the accidental innkeepers!

Carolyn Kinsman/Perry Willkes purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Carolyn Kinsman/Perry Willkes chose Kino Bay

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 grateful 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.

What makes this apartment unique

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

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Intimate Tortuga Studio on the beach; family of 2 adults & 1 child
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Intimate Tortuga Studio on the beach; family of 2 adults & 1 child
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320405
+52 -662 173-0301
Kino Bay Sonora
Tucson, AZ
5

Quiet Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a quiet getaway in a beautifully decorated and maintained casita with tropical landscaping this is the place for you! This casita is just the right size for a romantic getaway. We enjoyed the large balcony with its comfortable lounge chairs and sea views very much. The casita comes with a electric bbq and we found ourselves sipping cocktails on the balcony at sunset while fresh fish from the local fish market grilled. We saw pelicans and terns fishing, a large pod of dolphins and late one afternoon we heard seals and sure enough there were two of them fishing right in front of the casita. The casita also comes with 2 really nice kayaks, beach chairs and umbrellas. The owners were traveling during our stay and their representative, Elaine, was very helpful and friendly while at the same time never intruding on our privacy. We will be back again and again!
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Intimate Tortuga Studio on the beach; family of 2 adults & 1 child
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320405
+52 -662 173-0301
Kino Bay Sonora
Tucson, AZ
5

WONDERFUL FIRST TIME VACATION EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
I want to thank Elaine for making our first family vacation so comfortable for my family and myself. We had such a wonderful and relaxed time on the beach and I could honestly say we felt like as if we were home away from home. My five year old daughter kept telling me "Mom I think Elaine is really nice" I would recommend anyone to come and stay at Casa Tortuga because of the hospitality and the cleaniness of the home, thank you Elaine for making us feel right at home especially when it was really windy on one of the days that we were there, there was a lot of movies to choose from and we went to old Kino and bought a freshly made pizza (that was delicious) and called it a night (there's nothing like a movie night especially with a ocean view) We had a GREAT time!

Thank you Carolyn,

Arely
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Intimate Tortuga Studio on the beach; family of 2 adults & 1 child
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320405
+52 -662 173-0301
Kino Bay Sonora
Tucson
5

Kino Bay Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at Perry and Carolyn's beautifully restored home right on the beach at Kino Bay. Theirs has been a labor of love to transform a run down, uninspired old beach house to a beautiful home, perfect in its setting, for guests and themselves. They are very nice folks, tuned in to their environment and respecting it.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Intimate Tortuga Studio on the beach; family of 2 adults & 1 child
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320405
+52 -662 173-0301
Kino Bay Sonora
Casa Grande, AZ
5

Wonderful, Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
What a delightful place to stay and right on the beach too!
We could not have been more pleased with our accomodations and the setting was amazing. Beautiful
sunsets and the weather was perfect. Our hosts, Carol
and Perry helped us to find great places to eat and even
invited us to one of the functions at their club. They introduced us to the Seri Indians that are their friends and
we traded and bought some wonderful souvenirs. We are
looking forward to another visit and hopefully sooner than later.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Intimate Tortuga Studio on the beach; family of 2 adults & 1 child
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320405
+52 -662 173-0301
Kino Bay Sonora
Albuquerque
5

Wonderful Beach Spot

  • 5 of 5
Casa Torguga was everything we wanted in a Mexico get-away: right on a beautiful beach; affordable; charming and comfortable apartment; lovely outside patio facing the beach and bay; and incredibly welcoming and helpful hosts: Carolyn and Perry. We're already planning to go back next year. Carolyn and Perry were particularly helpful getting us oriented as we'd never driven to Mexico before, nor made our way around Kino Bay. We have already highly recommended this place to two different friends (one of whom is there as we write!). Looking forward to our next visit!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Intimate Tortuga Studio on the beach; family of 2 adults & 1 child
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320405
+52 -662 173-0301
Kino Bay Sonora
Albuquerque, NM
5

A Dream Realized

  • 5 of 5
We needed to relax and it couldn't have been better. The week after Easter found us alone on miles of beach. Fresh seafood every night in the welcoming village. Comforttable room, all our kitchen needs (if we were to need them) and a postcard view. This is the meaning of "get away."
  • Submitted: May 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

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

Kino is a small community stretched along a lovely sandy beach on the Sea of Cortez.

Other Activities: kayaking

Golf: Desert Golfing is available at the local Kino Bay Desert Golf Club.

The nearby city of Hermosillo is home to several universities, many good restaurants and hotels, and good bookstores. We’ll be happy to make recommendations. There are cultural events, in Spanish, during much of the year.

Mexican Winter League Baseball, in Hermosillo, is an enjoyable way to spend an evening – in any language. The Naranjeros play ball at Hector Espino Stadium during October, November, and December, with playoffs in January. Most games (except double headers) begin at 7:30 pm.

BR B Area: /B BR Weather:

The Sonoran coast is enjoyable most of the year. From early May to late October the Sea of Cortez is warm and swimmable. Air temperatures can be very hot mid-July to mid-September.

Our location on the Sea of Cortez means it doesn’t freeze in Kino Bay. Winter days are generally warm, and most visitors wear shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops.

Ski: Nights can be cool and it’s a good idea to pack a pair of long pants, socks, sweater, and jacket in case of a cold snap.

Getting there:

Kino Bay is an easy day’s drive south from Tucson. We can provide you with a detailed travel guide.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $85 Per night

Kino Bay Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 15 2014 - Oct 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$95
$570
 
 
Winter
Oct 15 2014 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$85
$510
 

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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.
We require a 50% deposit to reserve, with the balance due on or before arrival. We bill via PayPal for dollars: 50% to reserve, and the other 50% is billed one week before arrival. People paying in pesos make payments into Bancomer.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kino Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 330 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Charming, Talavera tile work
  • Tiled shower, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 adults, 1 child possible
  • This is an ideal two-person studio; however, it can accomoodate a young child, if sleeping on the floor on a foam mattress (provided) is acceptable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
THIS IS A NO-SMOKING FACILITY. Smoking is not permitted in the room or on the veranda. Smokers may smoke on the beach. We have numerous non-motorized water toys and kids beach toys available for your use. We live on site and are available almost any time to provide information or help of any kind. We respect your privacy but also enjoy conversaiton, when appropriate; and we think one of our finest amenities is that we like having guests! There is a George Forman electric grill for use on the veranda.
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