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Not A Small Condo! Its a Full Sized Home! Right on the Beach Fantastic Sunsets

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

“Casa Montana” on the shimmering east shore of the Sea of Cortez is our special retreat from a busy world. Located in the gated, relaxed community of Villas California, it is where Sonoran Desert meets the Sea. Just minutes away, nestles the charming, gringo-friendly town of San Carlos offering marinas, deep sea fishing adventures, a casual l8-hole golf course, an array of dining options from family owned taquerias to seafood and steak restaurants, Mexican art and crafts shopping and more.

We wanted our casa to be a Mexican-style home - and so it is! From its sturdy brick and stucco walls, its arched doorways, locally-made floor tile throughout, with colorful hand painted talavera tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. The visitor enters the property through a lush palm-filled courtyard, passing by a sparkling fountain. Upon opening the front door the magnificent, panorama view of ocean takes your breath away and the neutral colored, high walls, shimmering Moroccan dome and sultry ceiling fans create an exotic atmosphere that offers hospitality and calm to the weary traveler.

Each of the three neutral-colored bedrooms offers an inviting California king- size mattress with luxury bedding. Each also has its own bathroom with roomy, walk-in shower. Two bedrooms look into the verdant courtyard, while the master suite offers the ocean. Its occupants are lulled to sleep by the rhythmic rolling of the tide.

Four distinct terraces offer breathtaking views of the Sea, with the Baja beyond, magnificent sunsets, and the famous “Catch 22' Algodones Beach with its silky sand and the charming beach bar “Hang Out” known locally for its delicious cerviche and shrimp tostados! It’s our favorite place for lunch or just to hang out and watch the kite boarders skimming the waves on a breezy day. One terrace leads to the next with # 4 offering a relaxing siesta room “cave” with talavera -tiled cocktail bar.

We also wanted Casa Montana to provide a truly outdoor living experience and it does! Whether dining on terrace # l or 2, sitting reading on cozy # 3, or taking a siesta nap in # 4, you will enjoy daily outdoor living with the pelicans and dolphins. As our casa is on the water’s edge you can also enjoy kayaking, swimming and snorkeling right on your doorstep!


Keywords: Casa

More Details

Ed Houck
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Ed Houck

After years of living in Montana, my wife and I traveled all over Mexico, looking for the perfect spot to build our 'Beach Home'. We found it, fell in love with the people and the area and built our home, CASA MONTANA. Please take the time to call on us to tell you about our area.

Ed Houck purchased this villa in 2008

Why Ed Houck chose Mexico

The reason we chose this spot is because we are right on the water.

What makes this villa unique

You can fish, swim, snorkel or kayak from our patio.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well we just got back from Quepos, CR and absolutely loved every minute of it. We stayed a Tulemar and it was a wonderful experience. The staff went out of their way to make us feel at home and were so nice that it was hard to believe they were being real. The panoramic views of the Pacific ocean we breath taking. The private beach was nice. The fishing for sailfish was excellent, we went with "WaveDancer". The canopy tours were awesome. If you like seafood, was great. Tulemars cafe was good, the pool was nice with a great view of the ocean. Their were howler monkeys is just absolutely paradise. I could sit here and go on and on, but ya'll need to experience it for yourselves!!!! PURA VIDA!!!!!
Aug 2006
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Villas California Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Not A Small Condo! Its a Full Sized Home! Right on the Beach Fantastic Sunsets
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Casa Montana

  • 5 of 5

This home is straight out of Architectural Digest. Spacious and more than comfortable. wonderful hot tub and viewing deck on roof. A bit of a heads up -- get the driving directions and entry to the home before you arrive. I didn't have that luxury and drove around. If you get to SC Plaza Hotel you've gone too far. Otherwise, the perfect get-way.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM


  • 5 of 5

Cesar was able to help us with any issues very quickly and in a professional manner. However, problems were at a minimum as enjoyment was supreme. We held our wedding ceremony on the patio overlooking the beautiful bay, truly amazing. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: People don't realize how nice it is to have Cesar right there on property, until they arrive. He adds so much to your experience. Sounds like you had a Beautiful Wedding. Come back for your Anniversary. Ed
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Palm Springs, CA.

Right on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in San Carlos many times now and this was the nicest house my family and I have stayed at. If there was any issues, Ceasar was there to assist. We plan to stay there again and again! thanks Ed!!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its great to just walk out the door and down the steps to the water. The sunsets from the roof patio are a great way to end the day. Glad to have you come back. Ed
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-Chapel Hill

What Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to San Carlos. We had a wedding to attend. I had never heard of San Carlos before and was skeptical about going there. We just booked 3 days. After arriving and being shown in by Cesar, the house manager, we wished we could have stayed longer. The home, with its multi- level terraces all facing the Sea of Cotez was fantastic. Every room in the home was done to perfection. There was never a time that we not "just smiling". We are planning on returning next year. Can't wait.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cesar said he knew from the time you walked in the front door, that you were hooked on Casa Montana. He said every time he ran into you guys, on the beach, once in town shopping and your last night when he had drinks with you on the rooftop terrace, you would return. Just let us know when your ready.
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Best House Ever!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures can never do this house justice. It is paradise on earth! The owners really know how to design and decorate, it is such an amazing house, I've never seen anything like it! Beautiful water to snorkel in with rich sea life literally just steps away from the house, sunsets that feed your soul. The Soggy Peso bar and La Salsa Beach Bar are just a walk down the beach and have great food, music and a fun atmosphere to meet and make new friends. I can't wait for my next trip down!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very prouf of our home. I'm glad you enjoyed it also. The walk to the bar is great.
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Best sunsets ever

  • 5 of 5

The view from this house is spactular. Watching the sunsets from the terrace was so beautiful. The house is right on the sea and it was so nice to hear the water and see the Pelicans diving right in front of you. The house is very Mexican in design and well equipped. Beds were super comfortable. This is a special place.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I told you when you booked that you would be pleased. Cesar said he came over and had drinks on the patio and watched the sunset. Hurry Back.
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Other Activities: Boating, Shelling, Wildlife viewing, Health/beauty spa, Kayaking, Shopping, Biking, Rock climbing


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

Cesar, our House Manager, will meet you at our complex gate and take you to Casa Montana. He will check you in, show you around and be available to you at all times during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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