|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Casa Miguel is a 3 bed, 2.5 bath home furnished in Colonial Mexico style with four different terraza levels to the sea, including covered palapa right outside the living area with comfy lounge seating and dining table for 6, deck with BBQ and dipping pool, garden scape, desert scape, and an additional private waterfront palapa lounge. You have breathtaking 180 degree views of the bay, islands, sand dunes, red rock mountains and the Sea of Cortez. You are only steps to the water for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or walking the two miles of beach. The master has fantastic views, Mexican tile walk-in shower with double shower heads, double sinks and a king bed. The guest rooms have queen beds and share a bath. The living area has beautiful views of the sea, is comfortably furnished with chairs, couch, lounge, big screen TV, BOSE music dock, window seat and fireplace. The handmade furniture in the dining room seats six. The breakfast bar seats four, and the kitchen has all the amenities, whether cooking for two, or serving a group, including gas stove/oven, refrigerator, ice maker with filtered water, disposal, etc. Kitchen also has triple osmosis filtration system for drinking water right from the tap. There is also a laundry room with washer/dryer. Amazing sunsets along with local phone, Direct TV, and Wifi are included. We are located in the guard gated, relaxed community of Villas California, where the mountains meet the sea. Inside the gates, you can enjoy community pool and the restaurants of the San Carlos Plaza hotel adjacent to the community.
You are only minutes from the quaint town of San Carlos where you will find many restaurants, from family owned taquerias to wonderful seafood and steak restaurants. Also, there is an 18 golf course, two marinas, deep sea fishing, and diving, bicycle and ATV rentals as well as Mexican art and crafts shopping, and more. Welcome to our paradise!! Jim and Les
I grew up in So. Cal, and spent summers at the beach. I always wanted to own a home on the water. My wife is also a lover of the beach and Mexico. We have traveled to many of the country's beautiful locations, but wanted a place of our own. Building our beach house was one of the most rewarding experiences and we love to share the beauty of the area.
Jim and Leslie Michael purchased this house in 2004
Attending school at U of A introduced me to San Carlos/Guaymas area for the first time. I fell in love with the picturesque beauty of the mountains running into the sea, the coral color of the water, the long stretches of white sand, the quaint town, and the easy going people that are attracted to this type of environment. I wanted to own a piece of this paradise. In 1990 I had the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new 'proposed' development on the water, so I took the risk of buying something that was raw desert, from a local I didn't know, in a country with unknown real estate laws, but it sat at the oceans edge and I was interested in making the dream a reality!
There is not another one like it.
Casa Miguel was the perfect home base for all our San Carlos adventures. We were greeted on our first night with the most beautiful sunset, the first of many. What a well kept, beautiful home! We took advantage of all this home had to offer. Lounging about the different terrace levels, dipping our feet in the wading pool, grilling carne asada on the charcoal grill, swimming at the pool at San Carlos Plaza Hotel, kayaking and snorkeling right off the lower terrace and walking down to Algodones Beach to play in the sand. The large kitchen was perfect for family cooking. When we didn't want to cook, there were many restaurants serving everything from tacos, to cocos locos and also quite a few serving cuisine other than your typical Sonoran fare including wonderful Italian food, burgers and steaks and great seafood.
Our adventures included exploring the San Carlos area seeing beautiful overlooks and beaches everywhere. Guaymas is a very short, scenic drive away with all sorts of cool stuff, more restaurants, a pearl farm and shopping. We took a fantastic ATV tour, spending nearly 4 hours riding ATV's and a 6 seat off road vehicle seeing even more of the beautiful landscape and geology of the surrounding areas and fantastic ocean views that would have taken weeks to find on our own. To top the week off we spent a weekend scuba diving and snorkeling, what a fantastic diving spot!
The property owners and caretakers were great. The property was ready for us and open upon our arrival. The caretakers were responsive to all our needs. It's no wonder the property looks so nice as caretakers were by watering the plants and yard and taking care of everything several times throughout the week we were there.
I have to mention the comfortable beds. You never know when you rent a vacation home. We all were amazed at the comfort. We slept so well, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Air conditioners in every room allowed each of us to set the temperature to our individual comfort zone.
We will definitely recommend this property to family and friends and hope to return ourselves soon.
Thank you Jim and Leslie for helping to make this a most memorable vacation!
Rolfe, Tara, Alyssa and Kayla
A heavenly experience to be sure! Jim and Leslie Michael were distinctly pleasurable absentee hosts to work with. Their concerns encompassed all of our would-be questions in advance and so, during our recent stay, we immediately enjoyed all of the feel-at-home comforts and conveniences of this gorgeous beach-front residence. The location, right on the awesome Bay of San Carlos, in a small, quiet, topscale, security-gated, residential community, focuses on magical sunsets and overlooks distant islands. Casa Miguel's beautifully kept and functional outdoor spaces, with the water a few feet away, provide a grill and plenty of seating and the dipping pool, liquid tranquility. The kitchen is wonderful with state-of-the-science appliances and professional quality utensils, pots and pans. The Michael's home has very spacious rooms, artfully decorated with the visual charms of Mexico. Altogether, a memorable, flawless vacation retreat! Thank you, Jim and Leslie.
The home we rented from Jim and Leslie Michael was, to say the least, breathtaking. The home was very comfortable and well equipped. Every morning was spent kayaking around the bay enjoying the pelicans, watching schools of fish and small stingrays. Afternoons laying around the terrace, snorkeling or dipping into the pool. Cocktails on the patio to watch amazing sunsets. We did make most of our meals at the home but when we did venture out , Sunset Grill was our choice. Daily walks along the beach takes about 1-1/2 hours depending on how many shells and beach glass you like to collect. At times we would have the whole beach to ourselves. If there were 6 people on the beach at one time, that was busy. We did take a sunset cruise with Haddie Annie . Endless Margarita's, touring throughout the different bays, history of San Carlos. We saw whales and had dolphins swim right in front of the boat. We could almost touch them. I would say that was a highlight of the trip. A visit to the pearl farm, perlas guaymas is a must. Second largest pearl farm next to Japan. Needless to say, few pesos dropped there! All in all, was a great vacation. Came back refreshed and tanned...win, win!
This was one of the best vacations we've had. The house and property are perfect. Loved going down to the water every day and communing with the pelicans. The snorkeling was great right in front of house. Thank you for keeping it in such pristine condition. We look forward to returning.
beautiful house and beautiful owners my kids love the views and the stay the house has everything best vacations ever thank you so much for the great time ..
I just recently got a thank you card and gift from them we love it ..
see you next year ..
la familia Lopez
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Property Manager is local and will provide access code, familiarize you with Casa Miguel and respond to any questions after arrival. Long-term renters (30 days or longer) are subject to utility charges - electricity, propane, water and phone.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.