|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This architect designed custom home was completed in 2008 with all modern conveniences. The tastefully appointed guest apartment offers privacy, is self-contained with one bedroom and incredible sunset views over the yachts at anchor and Tetakawi mountain. Total area of living space is 1,000 sq. ft., with private access , colorful gardens and a barbecue on the patio. This fully air conditioned residence offers tall ceilings, tiled floors and counters, cedar cabinets in a gorgeous modern Spanish style home. Watch the boating action as you sip coffee from bed or lounge on the decks overlooking a Mediterranean style view. Swim in nearby coconut fringed beaches, hike under the bluffs at low tide, or walk down to the marina, restaurants and shops. Rent a kayak or swim at the nearby Marina Terra Beach Club. Listen to live music at one of the beachfront bars, horse ride to secret oasis's or ATV to many incredible locations. Sail, kiteboard, snorkel, dive or fish from wonderful lagoons or off shore islands. This is truly an outdoor wonderland that includes many good restaurants and sporting activities including a golf course, pickleball and tennis courts to name a few.
We are sailors who bumped into this boating mecca en route to our boat in Mazatlan and fell in love with San Carlos. We have been stunned at the number of friends we have made here, and our ever expanding social life. We love to sail to remote anchorages, hangout and snorkel. Also to ride horses through the arroyos and on the beaches. Paul is a retired harbormaster and accomplished sailor and artist. Cate helped establish a Global Health Center at Oregon Health & Science University and now is writing stories of her global adventures. It always feels great to arrive back in San Carlos, where the cares of the world drop away.
Paul Bishop purchased this villa in 2008
This is our home, we bought the land in 2003 and built several years later over a 2 year period finishing in 2008. We like the fact that San Carlos is only 250 miles South of the Arizona border and accessible by a 4 lane highway or flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Hermosillo, Mexico and then rent a car and drive down to San Carlos or take a bus or taxi. This is a boating mecca with two local marinas, moorings, dry storage, workyards and knowledgeable boat repair and maintenance people. We cruised extensively as far as Indonesia and with all the miles under our keel, we never found anywhere as appealing to set down roots. Watching the boating traffic pass by the house is magical. Mount Tetakawi located directly across San Carlos bay from our home is a historically sacred place of the Yaqui Indians and when the sun sets over Tetakawi it is very easy to see why they considered it sacred as the mountain, water and colored sky all come together in awe inspiring splendor. We love to walk on the beach and fossick in tide pools. Or sip Margaritas with friends while listening to music in a beach side palapa. One evening at the Soggy Peso, as my favorite band Bohemia was packing up, Omar the pianist launched into Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, as the sun set across the water it was so beautiful, I thought life couldn't get better than this! San Carlos rocks. Oh perhaps only the Sunset Bar and Grill rivals Bonifacio's Cotton Club Restaurant when the moon is full - stunning! Both are wonderful restaurants and the Soggy Peso, perfect for sipping on a Margarita while watching the sunset on the beachfront.
The views are world class in a Mediterranean like neighborhood. We enjoy peace and quiet on the Caracol, and often get lulled to sleep with the lapping of the waves on the shore. It is so beautiful here, that any extra sight seeing activity around San Carlos is a bonus. The house offers excellent views of the yachts going by and beyond to the Sea of Cortez. Across the bay from the house is the majestic Tetakawi Mountain where both sunrise and sunsets can be astounding. We are walking distance to two charming, small sandy beaches and boating activity. There is a nearby Beach Club, with pool and kayaks. We enjoy security in our gated community as well as incredible privacy provided by the high walls and solid gate on the street and the amount of thought and design that went into the creation of the house.
I booked the apartment for my nephew and his family (wife and one child) because the location is very close to where I spend my winters, I visited the place a couple of times, but my review is based on what my relatives told me. First, the owners seemed to want to ensure my relatives were comfortable--the put up a queen bed for my nephew's kid and even allowed my wife and I to enter the rental early to sneak in a welcome basket. The place seems perfect for a couple who enjoy watching the boats leave the marina, and the location is very safe and quiet. The view from the apartment is great, and though I kept my relatives busy, what time they did have in the early morning and late evening was spent sitting on the small but adequate outside deck. I was also told the beds were comfortable, the place was clean, and everything worked.
Wonderful place and the view was incredible! Would definitely stay there again and recommend to friends.
The Casita exceeded any expectations we had. It was sparkling clean, well equipped, views that can never be matched and charming, gracious hosts! They were full of tips and info for what to do and how and great with directions. The bed was very comfortable, plenty of hot water and also space to hang clothes in a larger than life closet....The WIFI was very good. we never used the TV but it is available. The town has really talented musicians in many of the local places and we had some excellent meals both in and out. The markets there (especially the santa rosa market) had everything you could possibly want and very reasonable prices. You can even hit costco if you are flying into Hermesillo to stock up on whatever you need. The beach/estuary at Pilar condos was the classic white sand walk forever beach with lots of shells to pick up. There is also a sweet cove to walk to from the Casita. WARNING....it is very very hard to get out of bed in the AM...the views are just so amazing, the colors astounding! usually up and at it by 7 but that did not happen there. so relaxing. It was also VERY quiet at night. The smell of the orange blossoms wafting up....truly heaven....
The view from the casita down to the anchorage with the boats coming and going from the marina plus the stunning Tetakawe peak is fantastic. Always something to watch and it doesn't hurt to have a cocktail in hand. The casita is actually a roomy one bedroom apt, and the bedroom, with the same view as the living room and terrace is large. A well equipted full kitchen, good wifi, internet and cable tv with some US channels. Lovely week and would not hesitate to stay again. Also, so much good live music, food and activities going on in town, a stones throw away. Thank you so much, Paul, Cate and "Pancho" for all your help and excellent recommendations.
Finally a well deserved, and truly Naval salutation, "Bravo Zulu."
Mac and Consuelo.
Beautiful view from all rooms and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.
I am a pilot, and was here for work. The place was great, plenty of space. The views can't be beat. Loved this little town with lots of charm and community.
San Carlos is famous for it's deep sea fishing, both summer and winter as well as being a premier boating destination in the Sea of Cortez. There are also many good diving areas, kiteboarding, mountain biking, hiking, a bird watching group and other outdoor sports.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
$99 per night for up to two people. $25 per person per night for each extra person.