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Soak in the joy of the sea without getting wet!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Queen Bdrms, 3rd Bdrm w/4 bunk beds, sleeps 8, infinity pool. FREE WiFi

Palacio Del Mar, 'Palace on the Sea' is a secured, small, peaceful condo complex, on El Mirador beach. Not the "same old High Rise." Relax or grill on your private ground floor patio only 80 feet from the surf! Sea view from Living, Dining & Kitchen. Perfect for watching the sunset, changing tides, waves, dolphins, pelicans & sea gulls, boats, and sometimes sea lions. Within walking distance of the Marina for boat charters and colorful 'Old Port' with shops, Bars, fish market and many choices of dining on the 'Malecon'.

The Interior is detailed with Old World domed brick ceiling, MX tile walk-in showers, local art plus all the modern luxury and comfort you deserve. 2 Queen bedrooms and a third "bunkhouse" with 2 bunk beds! Bath towels, Beach towels, dish towels, Washer & Dryer, Dishwasher, microwave, small appliances plus everything you need for cooking, serving, dining and entertaining. Free Cable TV in Living & Master plus DVD player and assortment of movies for all ages, board games and coloring books.

This condo was completely remodeled in January, 2016. Everything is new, clean, working and ready for guests.

Digital front door lock. No stopping to pick up and drop off keys.

24 Hour Professional Security Guards for you, your auto and grounds.

More Details

Debbie or Serge Hanson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2017

About Debbie or Serge Hanson

We live in Colorado near Denver. Serge works as an environmental engineer and geologist. Owns a small consulting and earthwork construction company. We travel to Puerto Penasco every chance we get by flying to Phoenix and driving down in a car we have stashed there. We love the ocean and boating and have a 25-ft Bayliner cabin cruiser and are owners of the Siana, a 42-ft Californian charter vessel in Puerto Penasco harbor 1/2 mile away from our condo.

Debbie or Serge Hanson purchased this condo in 2010

Why Debbie or Serge Hanson chose Puerto Peñasco

We love going to the ocean in Mexico and Puerto Penasco's location is close to the US border which allows us to drive there. This is the closest ocean to our home in Littleton, Collorado.

What makes this condo unique

This condo is a great value for a family. Fabulous view! Great for just viewing the ever changing Sea of Cortez!


Puerto Peñasco Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sinks,
  • Spacious, unique walk in showers with Mexican tile surround and vanities. Double sink in Master Bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , Four bunk beds. The hallway bathroom is adjacent to bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Attached master bathroom with shower & 2 sinks.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Located at front of condo and has a window.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Due to recent abuses. We must remind renters that our condo is LIMITED TO 8 GUESTS including children. If more than 8 guests arrive, the 24 HOUR GUARD will ask all but 8 to vacate. Noncompliance will result in a credit card charge double the usual rate. No tents or portable structures may be used on property.


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Soak in the joy of the sea without getting wet!
average rating of 4.7380953 based on 42 reviews

Great location, excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We can highly recommend this condo for a longer stay or a weekend getaway. We stayed here for 8 nights with 4 adults and 3 children. It is spacious and offers high-end appliances, dishes, linens and extras. When we arrived the place was very clean and ready for us. Everything was working as it was supposed to. There were no issues at all. We were also very impressed with the extensive DVD collection. Dishwasher worked great, blender worked overtime (better than the one we have at home) to make excellent Margaritas, no issues with the internet either - it worked great. The condo is centrally located near multiple grocery and convenience stores, where you can buy your water, food and drinks. Provided BBQ grill was the best in the entire complex. There were even a few more foldable chairs under the master bed, which we didn't find until the last day. Referral to Boat and Fishing club was awesome, we went on a really fun Catamaran trip. Massage therapist comes to the property pool-side every weekend, getting a massage right by the ocean was a great experience. Surrounding condos were mostly empty during the week. Place got a little more full during weekends, but it was still much nicer and less crowded than the high-rise resorts. We had a super relaxing time sitting on the patio watching the ocean life. Be aware that the bunk beds are probably only recommended for children, they don't seem sturdy enough to hold a full-size adult. However, our 14-year old son slept just fine on a bottom bunk. Security guards are on-site 24/7. We felt really safe. They also cleaned the pool every day, which was probably not even necessary, but left us with crystal-clear water. Hot-tub was filled and bubbles worked, it just didn't heat, but water temperature was nice in May/June.

Long story short, if you pick this place you will not be disappointed. We will definitely keep it in mind for our next vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your time in sharing this experience with other travelers and look forward to hosting you and your family again. Serge & Debbie Hanson
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Amazing location and such a comfortable condo with everything you might need

  • 4 of 5

Loved this condo. The pool and ocean are steps away. The condo is fully stocked with plates, bowls, mugs, glassware, silverware for you and your family to enjoy. They also provide plush beach towels and nice linens...not your standard average quality.

I want to give this a 5 star review (and this may seem petty) but when we arrived about 45 minutes after check in time, the property managers were in the process of cleaning the place and apologized because their son had been in a car accident and they were running behind (totally understandable). We were told it would be about 15 minutes but it was about an hour that we waited. Not too big of a deal ... they offered to take us on a fishing/sunset cruise (they also have a boat business) as an apology (wow how nice!) for the trouble and said they would come back in a day or two and arrange the date and time with us. They never came back ...

The condo itself is beautiful and comfortable -- a perfect place for your family to enjoy. We were lucky enough to come during a time when there were very few other people there so it was almost as if we had the pool all to ourselves! I would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thank you for letting me know how your family was treated by our well paid Property Managers. She had 2 days to complete the 4 hour cleaning job. Had she scheduled it the first day, the family emergency could not have affected your stay. The Sunset Cruise should have been on the Siana, a 42' yacht that we own and pay him to operate. Please come again and I will arrange a Sunset Cruise or Fishing Trip for you free of charge. I am so sorry for the inconvenience and theft of your Vacation Time. Debbie
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  • 4 of 5

Get a massage and check out UofA across the street for tickets

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The townhouse was in great condiontions and would be glad to return next year with my family.

  • 5 of 5

The townhouse was very clean and well furnished in all rooms. Having 2 bathrooms made it very easy. Being on the first floor is convenient to access the pool and beach. My family and I enjoyed our stay and will play to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to share with other travelers. We appreciate it. Serge & Debbie Hanson
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Absolutely enjoyable!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was awesome! We arrived early and the maids were still cleaning. They spent 4 hours cleaning and it looked brand-new when they were done!!! This unit has everything you could need inside it already stocked. We made breakfast a couple mornings, washed some swimsuits and beach towels.... There is everything there from the fully stocked kitchen to the bathroom towels to the included beach towels, hand soap, laundry soap, dish soap..... they thought of everything! Wonderfully appointed with beautiful furniture. The AC was super cold the fridge was cold and the water pressure was good!!!! The view is just fantastic.... what you see in the pictures is exactly what you get. The pool was perfect! Now if you're looking for a swimmable Beach there is one that's just down the way however it is pretty rocky right in front of the condo. You would want to go to Sandy Beach anyways as it is the perfect beach!!! The only negative on this condo is the master bedroom mattress. When two of us were sleeping it is kind of concave in the middle so we were rolling into each other in the middle of the mattress. As we like to cuddle that worked out but for other folks that might not be the case. Probably time to change out that mattress. Overall if you rent this place you will love it!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write such a thorough review. We appreciate renters like you! Please come back. Thanks again, Debbie Hanson
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Great condo with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Great 3 bedroom condo on th ground floor. Full kitchen and beautiful pool. There were a few quirks with the internet and dryer but the owner was responsive and had an English speaking property manager was very helpful. The public beach of Sandy Beach is a few blocks to a mile away, but it was way too crowded for me by the resorts. So being able to come to a more quite condo was great. It did get busy on the weekend but that is to be expected.

The mattresses were comfortable as well as the sofas. DIRECTV was great but remember you won't get your local channels. The pool was green at times but you could still smell the chlorine. I don't know much about pools though.

If you bring an Amazon Fire stick as we did, don't be surprised if it won't stream as the internet is slow ( all of Mexico I'm told).

Great communication with Debbie and Gir a first timer in Mexico an amazing trip and very relaxing. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience at Palacio del Mar with other travelers. We sincerely strive to take care of anything interfering with your stay as quickly as possible. We hope to see you again. Thank you, Debbie & Serge Hanson
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Nearest Airport
225 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Baja Cantina, or the Ice Box
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Las Palomas
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mexican Highway 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Baja Cantina, Captain's Table, Latitude 31
Car: recommended

This beautiful condo is on the very edge of the Sea of Cortez in the fishing & vacation village of Puerto Penasco, known to the Americans as Rocky Point. Only 65 miles south of Arizona, it is a pleasant 1 1/4 hour drive from border crossing at Lukeville, AZ. The living room patio door opens onto a patio situated only 80 feet from the water's edge at high tide. The ocean view changes constantly as the tide advances and retreats twice daily, exposing thousands of rocks and hundreds of tide pools swarming with marine life. Hermit crabs, snails, black brittle starfish, and small fish abound in the tide pools and lure in hundreds of seagulls, pelicans, and plovers, with occasional white cranes and albatross. As the tide advances, the pelicans dive and gulp their lunch in an ongoing spectacle of splashing and flapping wings. Occasionally a pod of dolphins cruises by, sometimes jumping out of the water to the delight of the guests. Bring your camera, binoculars, & shell bag to this Cornucopia of marine life.

Other Activities: Watching sea lions, dolphins, varied marine life, walking the beach, tide pools, charter fishing trips, sunset cruises, whale-watching cruises in Jan - March, swimming, dining, shopping, night clubs, many restaurants and bars!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55

All taxes, H.O.A. fees, internet fee, electricity & water are paid by owner and included in rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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