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Villa Venezia : Gated Beachfront Paradise in Playa Encanto

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 9 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

Villa Venezia is your Mexico vacation paradise. Located on Playa Encanto in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Villa Venezia has so many luxurious’ll never have to leave the beach!

Perfect for large groups of people; Villa Venezia can comfortably accommodate up to 18 guests.

Villa Venezia is a gated beach-front compound with a courtyard. It consists of a 4-bedroom beach-front home and a rear 2-bedroom guest unit. We allow rental options of only the beach-front house or of the whole compound. We will only rent to one group at a time.

The beach-front house is a 3,800 sq. ft. split unit with two fully functional kitchens, 2 living/dining spaces downstairs, 6 full bathrooms, and 4 bedrooms upstairs, two of which are master suites. The master bedrooms have beach views, King sized beds, wood-burning fireplaces, large walk-in closets and a shared balcony that stretches across the width of the house. The expansive balcony provides phenomenal views of the Sea of Cortez and the gorgeous sandy beaches that encompass it. The other two bedrooms have two Queen beds each, walk-in closets and private bathrooms. All bedrooms and living spaces have air-conditioning & heat. Winding staircases on the balcony lead you to a margarita roof deck to enjoy yet more amazing views. Windows line both the upper and lower floors allowing the experience of the water and waves to flow into the house, not to mention the wonderful ocean breezes. You can enjoy those in the house by opening up all the windows or just by sitting out on the covered patio. We also have outdoor showers to wash off all that sand.

The rear two-bedroom guest house is 1500 sq. ft. with limited ocean views. It also has a fully functioning kitchen, living/dining space, laundry room (accessible only if entire compound is rented). The master bedroom also has a fireplace, walk-in closet, and a large private balcony with beautiful, (although more limited), ocean views. To get a full glimpse of the tranquil sea, take the winding staircase from the balcony to the Margarita roof deck, one of the best places to sit back and take in a beautiful Mexico sunset.

All living spaces have at least 1 television (video game compatible), a DVD player, satellite, and wi-fi Internet connection (password to be provided)

Located on the Sea of Cortez in the state of Sonora Mexico, and only 10 miles from the small Mexican fishing village of Puerto Penasco, the Playa Encanto beach community offers the tranquility and serenity of a private resort lifestyle with one of the most beautiful and less populated beaches in the area. From the lush sandy beaches, the native wildlife, and the breathtaking sunsets, Playa Encanto offers a virtual paradise to all those who experience her magnificent charm and beauty.

Only a short drive away, are all the amenities you can imagine including day/night cruises, charter boat fishing, golfing, shopping and other water activities. There are many great restaurants to choose from or you can get your own fresh seafood and make home cooked meals. There is a large grocery store right in town plus many fresh markets.

There is a new local airport 25 mins away providing flights from the states starting in November. If you chooose to drive, we are 3-4 hrs from Phoenix/Tuscan and 4-5 hrs from San Diego.

Keywords: beachfront, house, compound, villa, luxury home, private, group, mexico

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Frank Montanile
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Frank Montanile

We are a loving Italian family. Both my wife and I were born in Italy (hence the name 'villa venezia') My wife, Clara and I bought this house with our son, Domenick and his family. He has a beautiful wife, Jaime, and two adorable kids. We bought this house as a great place to make memories with our entire family.

Frank Montanile purchased this house in 2006

Why Frank Montanile chose Mexico

We used to use a timeshare to come visit this area (Mayan Palace) and fell in love. One rainy day - with not much to do we decided to take a drive. We stumbled upon this beachfront neighborhood and found this gem just dying for us to rescue it. We now love spending every chance we have with our family in this beach house.

Not only is this a beautiful beach town but the locals are so wonderful and a good majority of the neighbors on our beach are all from Phoenix. We are like little family out here!

What makes this house unique

Aside from all the amenities listed, I have to say what a wonderful place to make memories this is. I recently celebrated my 60th birthday, and we had family fly in from as far as New York. Sisters, brothers, neices, nephews, cousins, babies....there is room for everyone. There is so much privacy to this house but yet so much space to come together and socialize that there is a fit for everyone in every moment of the day. We had over 24 people in the house that week and it never once felt like it was over crowded.


Playa Encanto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 20
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (2) Front House: Two Master suites each have a King Bed. / Rear Guest House: One Master suite has a Queen Bed. (Two total King Beds in the compound), Queen size Beds (6) Front House: Two Queen Beds per spare room (4 total). / Rear Guest House: Spare room has one Queen bed. (Five total Queen Beds in the compound), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Front house: One living space has a Couch Sleeper /Rear house: The living space has a Couch Sleeper (Two total Couch sleepers in the compound)
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private Gated Residenital Community w/ Security Guard, Private Gated Courtyard for parking at Residence, Margarita Roof Decks, Fire Pit on patio, Ping Pong table available if whole compound is rented, Although we are wired for Solar Power (as are all the homes in the community) we provide City Power for rentals.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Villa Venezia : Gated Beachfront Paradise in Playa Encanto
average rating of 4.7843137 based on 51 reviews

Our first vacation to rocky point motorcycle rally !!!

  • 3 of 5

The house is nice but needs some maintenance done to it . When we got in we had to go around and find sheets for our bed that should have been made I think you need to get a better cleaning person the house wasn't as clean as it should be . The beds were comfortable and we did sleep well the beach is very nice we loved the fire pit we had a fire every night . The kitchen had a lot of the cooking pots and utensils but not enough lids for the pots but we made do and had a great time there are many things to do and see all in all we had a good time at the house I would suggest frank up date and fix a few things to keep this house in good shape. We had gone down for the motor cycle rally and wasn't told that the road was dirt I guess I should have asked but the house was just far enough away from town that it was very quiet and that was good .

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and easy to find

  • 3 of 5

Worked well for our group. Would have been helpful to know locations of closest food and drink places. Should have towels in property. Fire pit should be removed if open wood fires are not allowed.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Place To Stay in Paradise.

  • 4 of 5

Our 2nd time staying at this property and it was as Magical as the first. The property shows signs of age but it's perfect for a family get together like ours and the location away from the city feels safe and the scenery is amazing.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a multiple family group!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Playa Encanto and Villa Venezia. We had a wonderful time! Frank was a great host and was very responsive. The beach was fairly quiet, and was all sand with no rocks, which was great for the kids. The actual property is like 3 separate 2 story condos each with 2 bedrooms and a kitchen and family room. Two of them face the beach with a shared patio, and one is in the back. We enjoyed barbecuing, searching for shells, and gathering together. The drive into town is slightly further compared to Las Conchas but we generally only go into two a couple times so it's not a big deal. We had a great time and would love to come back again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great stay!

  • 4 of 5

We often go to Puerto Penasco, usually every year. This happened to be the first time that we stayed in a beach front home, and we all loved it. The beach at this home was quiet, clean, and didn't have vendors constantly passing by. We all enjoyed a banana boat ride, a mango, and massages. While there are not many vendors, they do still pass by occasionally to offer something you may need. The patio and beach view was definitely the best part of the home.

The home itself was modest but sufficient, and everything in the home seemed to work well. Our stay was 5 star rated, but I have the home 4 stars overall. I really would have loved to have had some towels provided and fresh drinking water in all the units. There were also some ants in both units. These were all relatively minor issues.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with beachfront and guesthouse in Playa Encanto!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a beautiful, spacious property equipped with everything you could possibly need, then this is it! The property includes a two-story house that resembles a duplex. Each side has its own entrance, including two bedrooms upstairs and an open kitchen with a living room downstairs. There is also a guesthouse with two additional bedrooms and it's own kitchen. There is a ping pong table, several beach chairs and even some beach pails, toy shovels, etc. for the kids. It's a quiet, private beach with amazing views and we were even lucky enough to see dolphins on a couple occasions. From the time I reserved the property, communication with Frank (the home owner) was excellent. Any calls or emails were answered quickly and the deposit with refunded within a week. We were a group of eleven adults and were very comfortable. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this property to large groups. However, if you're looking to be close to bars and restaurants, this property is a bit far from all of that.

Michelle M.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Playa Encanto House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Standard Rate
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning fee $125


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Puerto Penasco
Nearest Beach
On the Beach
Car: necessary

The beach had the most beautiful shells around: Sand Dollars, Starfish, Conch shells, and even the occasional Seahorse!, Puerto Pinasco (15-20 mins away) has restaurants, shopping, nightclubs, tons of Aquatic activities, Charter boats, Day/Night Cruises, Aquarium, Fresh Seafood (Oysters, Shell fish etc),


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