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BEACHFRONT PRIVATE HOME ON Playa Encanto Beach-Mexico Best kept secret beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

ON Beach Private Home on Playa Encanto, Sonora, Mexico (no stairs,not a condo)


Playa Encanto is the finest secluded beach in the area and the best kept secret. Come stay in our private beach house on beautiful Playa Encanto's pristine sandy beach. This is not a condo or town house. No Stairs! Our 24/7 guard-gated community is safe and our home is solar powered so we use electricity very wisely but have a complete backup generator for powered AC and heat. Unlike the city, our Water is delivered to us so we conserve.

Leave email and cell phones behind if you want- although Telcel operates in this part of Mexico and T-Mobile has free text , data and email here.

(We have internet service at our beach house for those who MUST stay connected!)

Visit our home to get away from it all. We don't offer TV.

This remote haven is perfect for relaxation. No distractions here, no crowds or busy traffic.

It is a romantic getaway for couples and it also provides great quality time for families. No TV .

Two master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

One has two double beds and a queen sofa sleeper and the other has one queen and a double bed.

For additional guests the pull out sofa in the great room is a queen size.

Our house sleeps 10, but if you want your own bed - then 6 people fit comfortably.

Sky watching and star gazing, watching for dolphins are favorite forms of entertainment here.

Our covered patio runs the length of the house. It's the perfect place to sip a cool drink while watching for whales and dolphins or watching pelicans fly in formation and fish.

Step off the covered patio for a sunrise walk along miles of sandy shoreline. There are no rocks on our beach. The fresh salty air invigorates the body and soothes the spirit. Awesome sunsets create a perfect ending to sun-filled days boating, snorkeling, fishing, shell collecting or lounging. Wonderful tide pools reveal all types of interesting shells for children and adults alike.

Travel for 10 miles by car to Puerto Penasco for night life and the fish and curio market. Several excellent restaurants are located there.

There is an internet cafe, Spanish language classes, deep sea fishing excursions , sunset cruises, Excursions to Bird Island for snorkeling watching birds and seals. Supermarkets like LEI and pharmacies as well as a variety of craft vendors love to make deals with visitors to Rocky Point.

At Playa Encanto, a 24 hr guard-gated neighborhood, ATV's , fires, and fireworks are completely prohibited. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.

You can’t get closer to the sea than this! Walk out off our Beach Bungalow Patio and you’ll have sand between your toes. Our single family home is one level, with two master bedrooms with en-suite baths, and is easily accessible for those in a wheelchair. NO stairs. This is not a condo or townhouse.

Relax on our fully covered patio. Watch the tides, dolphins, pelicans, sunrises and sunsets. Step out from under the roof and the stars at night seem close enough to touch. That’s how far away this beach community is from the hustle and bustle of the town of Puerto Penasco. But actually, it is only 15 minutes by car.

In our guard-gated community no excessive noise is permitted, and quiet after 10pm. The speed limit is very SLOW. 15 mph. Pets must be on leash.

After a day in the sun, enjoy our library of reading materials or play a game of chess or poker around the table.

Everyone is a gourmet chef with a gas stove in our open concept kitchen when cooking up fresh shrimp from the local fishermen. Our great room is the gathering place for dining and enjoying a family get-together, with a sit-up wine bar, dining table overlooking the beach and cathedral ceilings.

Enjoy the solitude after a hard day playing in the salt and sand or exploring tide pools.

Our clients include writers who seek creative solitude and artists who come to paint in the clear light as well as swimmers and other outdoor activities.

Our home is operated by solar power and conserving energy is important to us. We turn off fans and lights to save electricity when not in use. Water is trucked in, too so we do our best not to waste it.

All Linens are provided, but please bring BEACH towels from home for the sandy beach.

Your own toiletries are recommended, too. You can buy just about anything in town, but possibly not your favorite brand.

Keywords: Beach front, private home, secure, beachfront,

no stairs, sleeps 10, beachfront, private, one floor, rocky point,

on the beach,

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About The Owner

We purchased this home to get away from it all. This encourages bonding during family time, with no distractions. Of course we get cell phone service and have internet access now, if we turn it on.

Why The Owner chose Sonora

We love our BEACH. Our private home is on a quiet sandy beach, Playa Encanto, on the Sea of Cortez. We can get away from the hurry and bustle of life and calm down here. Our home is in a 24/7 guard gated community.

What makes this house unique

We bring a cooler of iced drinks along with another cooler of partially prepared frozen meals made at home, so all we have to do is put the meals in the fridge and heat them up after they defrost.

That means no unnecessary trips to town for groceries, except if you require for more ice. Of course it's fun to go out for the night and dine in Rocky Point and there are several great restaurants for pizza, Italian, seafood and naturally Mexican food.

The refrigerator runs on electricity but we like to bring a cooler of ice for cold drinks to save opening and closing the door and using electricity, especially in really warm weather.

Bring lots of drinking water to use preparing food, brushing teeth etc.,

The water at our house is for flushing toilets and showers but is NOT POTABLE. To reduce water waste we installed a WATER TIMER. Just twist it on for 5, 10 20 30 minutes or more -however long you need - for a shower or to flush toilets, wash dishes. . When the water won't come out of the tap it means the timer has run out. . Just turn it on again to begin.

Ceiling fans are usually enough to sleep on a warm night and don't take too much electricity. Turn them off when not in use.

The ocean breeze can be cooling and soothing if you open the window/doors all along the ocean side patio to allow the breeze to flow through the house through the open windows on the opposite side of the house.. All windows and doors are screened.

In order to run the A/C the propane generator has to be turned on with one switch. The entire house is Air Conditioned if needed. Instructions are sent once you confirm your reservation.


Puerto Peñasco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • One master bath has a sit-down shower and the other master bath has a shower and soaking tub. All baths are fully tiled in ceramic and travertine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , pull out sofa bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
  • One double bed and one queen bed in one of the master bedrooms, the second master has two double beds and a queen size pull out sofa. There's also a queen sofa sleeper in the family room. Both Master bedrooms have full bathrooms ensuite.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We are totally OFF THE GRID. That means we only operate our home on solar power and with propane appliances. We have a complete back-up generator that starts at the flip of the switch in case of a cloudy day. We use water sparingly because we have it delivered to our storage tanks. This is the perfect place to disconnect from cell phones, email, ( if you choose) television and focus on your inner spirit, partner or family.


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BEACHFRONT PRIVATE HOME ON Playa Encanto Beach-Mexico Best kept secret beach
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews

Rental Review

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for 3 ladies between 50 and 60. Fabulous get-away! Amenities all worked ! It was clean and super comfortable. Bathrooms all worked and lines and towels were clean. They even had beach chairs and a table with chairs outside, so we did not need to bring umbrellas or chairs for the beach because the ocean is so close. Lovely to sit on the veranda with coffee in the morning watching the ocean and birds and dolphins. Very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to all for being such respectful guests and leaving our home spotless! We'd love to have you back to enjoy Playa Encanto anytime. We think it's the best kept secret beach in the Rocky Point area.
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

Great house, great location, everything was wonderful. Only downfall is that all water consumption is operated with a timer, showering is tough as water pressure is low and barely comes out of faucet.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HiLeighAnne, Why didn't you share this information with us during your stay instead of waiting to put it on an online review? We were available by phone and even stopped by twice over the weekend and would have corrected the situation.
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay right on the beach. Our kids were without internet and TV and this was just what this family needed. Time together without tech. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such a great guest. We look forward to sharing our beach with you in the future!
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Perfect Family Get Away Spot

  • 4 of 5

Hubby and I have used Vickie's place 3 times. We LOVE Rocky Point and we LOVE this spot. The price is right! Kids free! Dogs allowed. RIGHT ON THE BEACH! No fuss, no muss. This last vacation, we went on Thanksgiving and brought a whole other family with us. The place has 2 huge bedrooms, each with at least 2 double beds and full bath. Plenty of room for 2 families. OMG, we had the time of our lives. I LOVE being off the grid. The kids are forced to play, I am forced to sit on the porch and read with margarita in hand. Life is tough, I tell ya. We will always look to Vickie for our Rocky Point get aways!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking the time to share your review of our beach house. It is our pleasure to know that you and your family enjoy being a guests in our beach home. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We rented 5 places for our large group. The girls used this rental place and found it to accomodate their sleeping arrangements well. Since we didn't do any of the cooking in this house, we can't comment on that. Clean and rustic, with the ocean right out the front door! We felt safe in this secure neighborhood and would use the place again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location ON the Beach!!

  • 4 of 5

If you need to decompress and you want to be at the ocean, this is the spot! Can not say enough about where this is in relation to beach, ocean, and no crowds. The house is set up very well for families or friends, and we found everything we needed to cook with. Be adventurous, by getting away and living without the distraction of technology. There were four of us chicas and we were pleased by the bedding, which is usually not great in other rentals. We would stay here again! Sightings of dolphins, sea turtle, tons of birds..

  • Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
15 miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
5 miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
7 miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
5 miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
5 miles
Car: necessary

15 minutes from the Mayan Palace Resort .

15 minutes from the fishing village of Rocky Point

Our beach on Playa Encanto is sandy, never crowded.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $400

We provide a rental agreement and operating instructions for the use of all systems in our home.
Damage deposit of $400 that is fully refundable after check out and verified
Rental fees are non-refundable.
All pets must be on leash according to our community homeowner rules.
Pet fee is $25 per pet per night

Special rates apply to holiday weekends and a 3 night min and charges of the weekend rate applies. Easter Memorial Day Independence Day Spring Break, October Break , Christmas Thanksgiving etc you may pay directly online to VRBO or with the owner using your credit, debit card or check. We return a $400 damage deposit we won't cash if you deal directly with us. If you pay thru VRBO they will refund your deposit 7 days after check out. . A rental agreement must be signed and emailed to owner before the reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund