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Madre Del Mar Villa , 5 Star, Beach Front, Unique setting for 2- 20 Guests.

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bdrms, 10 queen beds, 6 bthrms, 4 kitchens, 2 great rooms, all amenities

Madre Del Mar is a unique villa compound that has been advertising with VRBO network for over 12 years with carrying outstanding ratings. We have been a-part of helping VRBO growth and success. Due to the uniqueness of our villa personal services, configurations and options for our guests plus the many choices we have with serving our guests, we can not take on line bookings and we were sorry to learn that in 2016 VRBO will be changing their business practices with limitations that are for streamlining all bookings with less choices / options along with payments with Credit Card on line only, which brings with it cost increases for both home owner and guest. VRBO /HomeAway is moving into being like a travelosity / booking agents for condos and homes. We are finding it difficult fitting in. Madre Del Mar is just different.... and we choose to work directly with our guests and maintain flexibility and offer personable attention and service that is comforting to both our guests and ourselves. We do have our own website on line... I hope you will check it out. http://MadreDelMar.com Madre Del Mar, Rocky Point Mexico. Thank you for understanding. Madre del Mar is truly a Vacation Rental by the Owner.

We built a unique villa for large or small gatherings with 'family' being our focus! There are many unusual features found here that make gatherings comfortable. You can even chose how much of the villa you wish to book for your size gathering. Madre del Mar is what Mexico tradition is all about and sits directly on the water front on the beachfront of the Sea of Cortez ( Gulf of Calif) in a gated community of 'Las Conchas', on the east end close to the bird estuary. Family gatherings of all sizes up to 20 persons. Your event with family and friends will have SPACE to provide peace and serenity with lots of elbow room, private quarters, quiet water front getaway from the crowded condos/resorts. Book any portion of the villa that suites your needs.

The beautiful Old Mexican architecture and cozy atmosphere of our villa and the courtyard is relaxing and refreshing of your spirit. The beautiful pristine beach, the gentle breezes and soft surf welcomes you. The feeling that ' I have been here before' comes about you. Sit on our front porch and enjoy the dolphins at play. Peaceful family environment is what we are about with lots of rooms and space for the times when you want the quiet of the lazy afternoon. Our villa is all walled in for privacy with parking for up to 6 vehicles inside our compound.

With having 4 homes that make up the one villa.... are able to offer our guests a special treat ( if the gathering size is large) of having 4 kitchens so that they can have privacy for small family units to be able to take care of children's needs easier. This villa is a 'house of gathering' and has the quality features needed for families.

The large center wooden door between The two town homes can be opened up to create one large home and with the high wood beam ceilings (18' up) creates a beautiful open and warm feeling to the villa's great room areas.

Madre Del Mar is decorated in the old Mexico tradition of family living. Time honored in design and very colorful, with many porches and shaded areas surrounding the full beachfront with many windows with open ocean views through out, with all bedrooms having beach and ocean views too. As our guests here at our villa, we offer our services to make sure your stay is just what your wanting it to be with concierge services and if problems arise we are here to help you as someone comes here daily to check with you on any needs that may arise.

Family reunions are among our favorite bookings, intimate weddings or Spiritual / church retreats. We are open fall, winter, spring and most of the summer.

Thank you for visiting.... See our main website, for more information and photos.

It is listed on the internet under our name Madre Del Mar. Just type in Madre del Mar, Rocky Point Mexico.

Sincerely

Kathy

Keywords: Beach front villa, walled in privacy, gated community, spacious, weddings on the beach, wedding planner, beachfront hacienda,, corporate retreats, family reunions, anniversary parties, private beach villa, covered porches, intimate gatherings, large courtyard w/ BBQ, sandy beach, dolphins, whale watching

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About The Owner

I am Kathy Mazel, a daughter, a sister to 10 other siblings, a mom to two daughters and grandmother to six. Raised in Tucson and lived there full time until choosing to make Rocky Point my main home. I live in Rocky Point now most of the time. I love taking care of the villa for our family and guests. We think family! We enjoy sharing this special villa home with other family and friend gatherings. Our Villa is directly on the beach front in the most desired area of Las Conchas on the far east end. Originally built in 1985 and with continuous renovations and additions of an on going symphony, as we are never through. A traditional Mexican Home in design and architecture ,with a large courtyard with overhangs, potted plants and cozy atmosphere on a pristine beachfront. A home of gathering, that’s Madre Del Mar. That is what we wanted to build and we blessed to be able to do so.

Madre Del Mar is a beautiful very large home taking in 4,500 square feet under roof and twice that in parking and courtyards, all walled in.

You will love visiting with us ' Me Casa es su Casa ' as we say here in Mexico. Our love for family gatherings is enhanced with our special free services that we offer in concierge servicing for all kinds of activities for water sports, cruises, spa, beauty and golf. We are available to assist to help make your vacation memorable.

Why The Owner chose Puerto Penasco

Our family chose to build a home here due to the pristine beach front, the quiet serene atmosphere and only 4 hours from Tucson or Phoenix.

What makes this house unique

We are one of the few homes in Las Conchas that is located on what we call the beautiful sandy beach stretch

of NO ROCKS so our guests enjoy stepping down from our steps to a clean beautiful beach front. We are

very close to the mouth of the bird estuary where our guest can take our kayaks for an awesome trip visiting

an area that is grassy and different and the sanctuary of many birds on one end and a oyster farm on the other.

We are also blessed with having a large and coral reef that is visible when we are experiencing

our tide changes during the new-moon and the full-moon fazes each month. During these periods the tides

go out farther than during the mid times and the children love to explore them for crabs, oysters, clams , octopus

and much more. A real adventure for the children and one that teaches so much about life.

Our location is quiet and private. Our villa is gated and walled in. You can be together for gatherings and still have a quiet and secluded area in your own little casita due to how the villa is laid out. Our young families enjoy the coral reefs in our area of the beach, boogie boarding, taking long walks and taking the villa kayaks into the estuary that is only a very distance from our villa. The birds are numerous and we see a great deal of dolphins swimming almost daily from our beach front porches and windows. Lots of elbow room here at the villa. You can be together with your large gathering yet have your own privacy when you choose to due to the accommodating lay out of the villa that was built for allowing for quiet periods when you choose to be alone. We have a large film library and satellite TV, wireless INTERNET access and direct calling to and from the United States.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Madre Del Mar has references of many happy guests. If you do not see any references here ask me to send you some to talk with. Thank you

In Gratitude,

Kathy Mazel
Mar 2008
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Amenities

Las Conchas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 20
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master suite bathroom, good size bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Extra large bath with vanity and dressing area with mirrors
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Master suite bath, good size bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Extra large bath with vanity and large dressing area.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , large vainity area plus bathroom with shower and toilet
    Bathroom 6 - large dressing area, shower and toilet
  • The second bathroom in the town homes is extra large and has a double shower. It is really nice as kids can be bathed and taken care of so much easier with the seat and the showers to get them cleaned off before bed.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite with bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Another master bedroom, with its own bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Another bedroom suite with bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , A studio casita with two queen beds and bath
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen , Casita with two queen beds and bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , This is a bedroom within a town home with a large bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (1) 10 queen beds. .there are 10 queen beds total taking in all 6 bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own bath room. 4 bedrooms have 2 queen beds and 2 bedrooms have 1 queen bed. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) You are welcomed to bring air mattresses for addition needs with sleeping. We will help you with needed linens to make your stay more comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Concierge services available for booking of all activities like golf tee times, fishing and cruses, horseback riding etc... SPA and beauty services can be scheduled to come to the villa. Our villa is accommodating for large groups of up to 30 persons for having small group (retreats). Villa is walled in for safety and privacy. All parking is within our villa. Our decor is unique and is in keeping with the southwestern and Olde Mexican theme through out with fun colors and decor. More photos can be seen our our direct website. Our phone here at the villa is a Tucson based line and you can receive calls from anywhere in the USA for free while you are staying here. Out going calls are 7 cents a minute. In coming calls are free. Concierge Services for local vendors can be book ahead for you. We work with good quality vendors for all activities.... plus a great chef that can cook something simple or unique. Thank you

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Madre Del Mar Villa , 5 Star, Beach Front, Unique setting for 2- 20 Guests.
average rating of 4.9 based on 31 reviews
Gilbert, Arizona
5

Wonderful Place for a Special Occasion

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about Kathy, the owner, and the beautiful property. I along with 19 of my girlfriends, celebrated my 50th birthday party there last October. Kathy helped to organize an "all inclusive" event with spa treatments, a chef, entertainment, activities, and excursions. Everyone had a great time. I highly recommend Madre Del Mar and Kathy!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mesa, Arizona, USA
2

Buyer Beware

  • 2 of 5

I was drawn to Madre del Mar to celebrate a family reunion by the rave reviews. We have stayed in several VRBOs in other places and have never been disappointed. This property has many beautiful pros, but some cons too.

The home is spacious, nicely appointed, and beautifully located on the beach. But it is in a much more remote location, at the far east end of Las Conchas, than I'd realized. Due to rains and the fact that the road into the property is compacted earth, there were lots of potholes and muddy crossing points to get to the home. This is no reflection on the property as it is where it is, but I share it because this was our first time to Puerto Penasco, and I didn't know what to expect. Madre del Mar offers one large living area with four separate bedrooms/baths and two adjacent kitchens. There are also two casitas, each offering its own kitchen and bath. We rented the entire villa for four nights for our family gathering.

Unfortunately, when we arrived and spoke with the caretaker (as directed by the owner, but who unfortunately did not speak English), one of the casitas was unusable because its heating unit was broken. We were assured by the caretaker that it would be working in time to use that first night. He left and it never warmed up. And after two nights of no heat and complaining to the caretaker on three separate occasions, I contacted the owner in Tucson directly, and asked for some cost reimbursement since I had rented a casita that was uninhabitable for half the time we were there. No refund or consideration of any kind was given.

Once the owner, Kathy, was informed by me of the problem, it was immediately rectified. But I was questioned by her as to why I hadn't contacted her sooner. My answer was that I was told the caretaker would be on the property to take care of any problems or concerns or questions we had during our visit. It was an uncomfortable position for me to be in.

And, sadly, I must relay that we had an issue with bugs in both kitchens... baby cockroaches that scurried around on the counters when the lights were turned on in the morning. Kathy was appalled and assured us the caretaker would spray for the problem. In fact, she said, he already did so on a regular basis. But the bugs remained until we left.

We chose this property at this location. We chose the dates. Our family, as usual, always has fun when together and this reunion was no exception. But we won't rent here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really sorry that this is what you chose to write about our villa....we have not ever before had this kind of response from a guest as you can see below in other referrals .... We did all we could to make your stay as enjoyable as possible... Just because God gave us some rain ( we normally get 2-4 inches of rain a year) is no reason to put down our location of our villa or the dirt roads...in Las Conchas....We are in the most sought after location in all of Puerto Penasco. I called and took care of what you spoke of on heating as soon as I was made aware of it, it was corrected within 4 hours. Lorenzo did NOT understand your request to him, which can happen with language barriers....This is why we have a special phone in the court yard for you to use to call me if your cell does not work in Mexico. You had my phone number all the time. Baby cockroaches are NOT something that we normally have any issues with and we spray each month and put poisons in the septic tanks as well....I am here at the villa now and there is NO issues with any baby cockroaches.... I believe you experienced a unusual situation due to the heavy rains we experienced.... I am sorry you felt the need to speak this way about our villa and put it in print on VRBO. This is hurtful to see after all we did to make your stay a very nice one and you told me you had a wonderful time...hummmm! I am really sorry. Isn't it funny....the guests that stayed from the 30th of December to January 3rd had a great time also......we DID have rain again on New Year's eve night and lots of wind too.... no mention of any roaches..... heat was just fine and little was needed as the weather has been unseasonably warm this winter as you experienced yourself....These guests booked ahead for next New Years.....so that to me says a great deal! Have a wonderful New Year.... P.S. Our roads are grated and kept in excellent condition. The only time we have any issues is if we have too much rain at one time... and when that happens....Our road guy are on it right away and have it grated and nice within two -three days at most... depending on the rain. They do an excellent job. Thank you.
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5

Family birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked through the beautiful courtyard and through the door, we felt at home! Comfortable, beautifully furnished, and the incredible beach as our view from every window. Kathy, the owner, is a wonderful person, who is thoughtful and very accommodating.

I highly recommend this gem on the beach. You won't be disappointed. We were sad to leave but look forward to a return in 2017.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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tempe az
5

Favorite place to relax in rocky point!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Kathy's beautiful home 3 times and look forward to a return visit in October 2015. We have gone with family and friends and also celebrated a bridal shower for one of our girls. We had a chef and masseuse come in to help with the event and it was perfect! Each visit holds wonderful memories! The layout is perfect for multi family groups, as everyone can have their own space. The main kitchen and living room area is very large and has plenty of room for large or smaller groups. The extra casitas on top are perfect for those that want more privacy. The beach is beautiful and quiet. Kathy is very helpful with tips for your visit , if it is your first time. We usually go into town one day to shop and have lunch, though we prefer to be at the house for the majority of the time. You can even do some shopping on the beach from local vendors and they are respectful of your space if you do not want to be bothered. A great way to get some local trinkets or fresh tortillas while enjoying the beach! The kitchen has everything you need to prepare all of your meals and the sunsets are amazing! We cant wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your thoughts on our family villa. We appreciate you taking your time to write about your visits and hope that you will always think of our villa when you think of Rocky Point and our beautiful beaches and sunsets. Sincerely, Kathy
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5

Beautiful time

  • 5 of 5

We spend the weekend at one of the casitas and its just beautiful. Kathy is a great hostess. We had dinner with her and like always we had a great time and can't wait for our next time to visit. Its a very relaxing and quiet place. Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoyed having you as my guests and want to thank you and hope to see you two again real soon. It was so pretty that evening that we sat on the porch and ate and talked the night away. lol lol So glad that you had a great time! Come back SOON! Respectfully Kathy
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Queen Creek, AZ USA
5

A True Mexican Gem

  • 5 of 5

Kathy is a wonderful hostess and human being, a beautiful humanitarian, and one of the most genuine people I have ever met and worked with.

We were fortunate enough to stay here at Madre del Mar during a mission excursion. We had a large group and were able to occupy the entire complex. It was great to have enough space for everybody, the beach at our disposal, and a nice, relaxing, quiet place to go at the end of a hard days work.

The air conditioning went out in the middle of the night in one of our rooms. We called Kathy, and it was fixed by the time we returned. She was very attentive and offered help where it wasn't expected. She went far beyond what was expected or what could have been hoped for in a hostess.

The photos do not do the place justice. It is a beautiful home, and offers a great place for a family reunion, a gathering, vacation, wedding, or just an amazing get away. We have, and will continue to recommend this place to EVERYONE. Can't wait to return!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Madre Del Mar and we are very pleased to hear that you will be returning next year for another special mission trip to our community of Puerto Penasco and have chosen again to stay with us. I am looking forward to seeing you on your return trip. Best Regards
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Rates & Availability

Las Conchas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Summer
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Fall Off Season Rate
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Christmas / new Years
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $450

A TWO NIGHT BOOKING may be honored with a small additional nightly charge
WHEN WE DO NOT NEED TO RUN AIR CONDITIONING WE ARE ABLE TO DISCOUNT BACK TO YOU THE SAVINGS..... THE FULL VILLA CAN RENT FOR $800.00 A NIGHT WITH NO AIR CONDITIONING....SOME PLACES WE SHOW THIS AND SOME WE DO NOT.....PLEASE INQUIRE....
All damage deposits are paid in full upon arrival ( cash) and given back upon departure after we check the villa with you. If you can not wait for this process we will send your deposit back. If you can wait, allow up to 1 hour before your departure and let us know that you would like us to check the villa with you. If there are damages we will discuss this with you and take monies from damage deposit to pay for replacement or being fixed. Thank you for understanding.

All Homes at the villa are air conditioned starting in late spring for comfort. We are running 1700 tons of air. So when air is not needed and your cost is over $850.00 a night (no Holiday) for the full villa booking, with your count of persons being 16-20 maximum, we will work with you on a discount for not having to use air conditioning.

ALL bookings are subject to price changes before confirmed. We reserve the right to cancel any booking and return the deposit. Special events held at the villa are subject to additional fees. Maximum persons allowed for any event is 30 -50 total persons with written permission from Kathy.

Deposit for your stay is usually equal to the cost of the 1st night plus cleaning. If we ask for more than that amount then your party is a larger group than 16-20 persons. If you do need to cancel your stay, the deposit is refunded AFTER we have been able to obtain a booking for the same dates. Most of our bookings are 2-6 months in advance when they are a full villa booking and if canceled and it is too late to obtain another booking we need to be able to keep the deposit. All balance due ( for your stay) payments are arranged with you for your convenience.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Map

Nearest Airport
212 Miles
Phoenix or Tucson if you are American
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
On Freemont Blvd
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Las Palomas Resort, Sandy Beach area
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway to Caborca or the USA
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Freemont Blvd.

Our villa is very unique. We have staff here daily Monday - Friday to attend to any needs or wants that our guests have. The villa has all amenities needed for a comfortable stay. There are 4 kayaks for your enjoyment w/ life jackets available. Boogie boards for the kids... gyms in town. Our beach is the best of all of Las Conchas gated community, no rocky areas. Whale watching on beach front porch or take a whale watching catamaran trip. .... Bird Island tours...ATV riding sun set cruises, day long cruises, and swimming with the sea lions and snorkeling. Fishing trips. Come and play on the beach @ Madre Del Mar, be our guests and use our concierge services for your activities. We are here to serve your needs and make your visit the best ever.

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