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The Most Beautiful View in San Carlos, period.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6), Spectacular Views of Mt. Tetakawi/Marina/SFBay


This perfectly located condo with STUNNING VIEWS is set directly on the beautiful SAN CARLOS MARINA. An assortment of entertainment choices and activities are at your doorstep. Walk to many great restaurants, charter a fishing boat in the teeming Sea of Cortez, or just check out all the action in the Marina. There is even a Chocolate Salon & Spa near the lobby. Enjoy cool ocean breezes and your favorite beverage under the palapas & palms by the EXCLUSIVE SWIMMING POOLS. Three great beaches are also just minutes away.

This roomy condominium is at the apex of the Marina Terra complex. The upper level features TWO spacious suites with marble baths, individual AC, and SPECTAULAR VIEWS. Decorated in a Mexican theme, the entry level consists of the Kitchen, the Laundry, and the Living/Dining Area with a Dining Balcony for 3-4 people.

The decor of the KING SUITE is enhanced with hand-carved Mexican furniture de Guadalajara and amazing balcony views overlooking the San Carlos Marina and the mystical Mount Tetakawi. The King Suite features a 32' flatscreen with satellite TV. The QUEEN SUITE is also adorned with authentic, hand-carved furniture de Guadalajara and great views of San Carlos, the mountains, and the sea. The Queen Suite has a 32" television with cable TV and a DVD player. A smaller, but comfortable GUESTROOM contains twin beds, mini-split AC, and a 28 inch flatscreen TV. It is adjacent to the downstairs guest bathroom and the entry.

The stocked KITCHEN includes hand-painted Mexican tile, a GE Profile Glass Cooktop, and a dual Kohler Sink. Entertain your guests amidst the stunning views and amenities in the LIVING ROOM and adjoining BALCONY, or just enjoy a romantic meal on the balcony with the Most Beautiful View in San Carlos!

Our condominium is SMOKE-FREE.

Choose from 3 distinct San Carlos beaches (see map):

*SWIM WITH DOLPHINS, walk for miles, and kayak at the serene SAN FRANCISCO BEACH and Estuary.

*WALK WHITE DUNES to the friendly Soggy Peso bar & restaurant (as seen on the DEADLIEST CATCH television program), Las Dunes Palapa, La Salsa Palapa, or the Sunset Beach Restaurant of ALGODONES BEACH.

*ENJOY LIVE MUSIC at La Palapas Griego Restaurant on LA POSADA BEACH.

This condo is perfect for families, couples, or a romantic getaway. Check out our great rates and special discounts for the MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEW in SAN CARLOS!!!

You are welcome to stay for a weekend, a week, or perhaps a month. Come and stay. You will never want to go home.


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John Garcia
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About John Garcia

We are rejuvenated at the sight of the sparkling Sea of Cortes and the magnificent Mount Tetakawi. We have discovered the village of San Carlos, a SAFE and SECURE Mexican gem midway along the Sea of Cortes. It is not crowded, people are friendly, and English is spoken often. We like the convenient location of San Carlos, which is about 6 hours south of Tucson, Arizona. Don't look too closely for traffic lights in San Carlos. There are none!

Why John Garcia chose Sonora

San Carlos lies on the brilliant blue waters of the Sea of Cortes. Enormous whales, pods of dolphin, and an amazing diversity of fish share this Pacific Paradise...

The sea blends with the lush gardens of our San Carlos condo. We invite you to visit this special oasis on the edge of the Sonoran Desert. We strive to make our condo as comfortable for you as it is for us in this unique location.

What makes this condo unique

If you would like a taste of Mexico with many of the amenities of home, you have come to the right place. The privacy of the top floor, the spectacular views of Tetakawi, and the prime location on the largest natural Marina in Mexico make our condo the perfect place for modest luxury at an affordable price.

The central gardens of the Marina Terra complex create a poolside paradise. Lounge under a palapa by the private pools and enjoy palms, lush gardens, and sea breezes. Take a stroll along the Marina, relax on the waterfront at Shots restaurant and bar or the El Embarcadero Restaurant, or scan the docks for the 'catch of the day'. This place IS Heaven on Earth at your doorstep!

Guestbook comments from the owner

John, it was a great vacation and we really enjoy your condo. It had every thing you need to have a great time. Siesta Realty took good care of us when we got there. Thank you very much.
Oct 2013
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Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

The Most Beautiful View in San Carlos, period.
average rating of 4.1538463 based on 26 reviews

Love Love this place

  • 5 of 5

Always enjoy the unit always clean, I love that everything you need it right there. VIEWS are out of this world!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Elizabeth. The condo is extremely comfortable, the location is perfect, and the views are truly spectacular. Likewise, we also love this little gem nestled on the Sea of Cortes! You are always welcome.
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Roanoke , Texas

think twice if you want quite

  • 1 of 5

Stayed 4 nights. Place was acceptable as far as condo's go, but noise (music and party in next store condo and from the complex) is such , don't expect to sleep until 2:00 am every night. For 4 nights, the noise was so loud one could not sleep until the mandatory 2:00 music curfew. Hotel lobby would do nothing about it and I found out later this is an on going problem with the next store condo. Ice box smelled of rotting fish, bedding well used and pillows were very dirty. Lost electric power due to bad circuit breakers. Never used TV's or kitchen equipment so I do to know if they worked or not. Other review correct, no chairs or loungers at the private pool areas.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am truly sorry that our condo did not live up to your expectations. I spoke to our property manager about your specific concerns. We had an electrician inspect the condo while you were a guest, and the circuit breaker was restored. Unfortunately, the maid missed the fish odor, and the refrigerator has been thoroughly scrubbed and deodorized. Although this was certainly disconcerting, the cleaning crew would have returned immediately if they had been informed of the problem. The condo is normally a serene setting, but occasionally some young adults exceed the condo rules. This is no excuse, but it is a rarity. The bedding is meticulously changed after each stay with clean linens, and the condition of the sleeping arrangements is very good. We are very pleased with the garden area and the two swimming pools with surrounding palapas for relaxing. While there is normally pool furniture, we do mention in our rental agreement and in our guestbook that you may want to consider bringing your own pool chair. I am sorry that you could not enjoy your stay more, including use of the kitchen, the DirecTV, the private WiFi, or the spectacular views from the condo. We hope that if you decide to use the Marina Terra condos in the future, you will appreciate the extreme beauty of the area. We strive to make our guests as comfortable as we are in our beautiful condo setting.
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Perfect condo for us

  • 5 of 5

Over the years I have rented several condos in the Marina Terra complex because of their proximity to the marina. I had a multitude of problems including no air conditioning and no hot water. Not so with this one. Everything worked as advertised. Great air conditioning and in room wi-fi. The unit has everything you will need except food and liquor. The owner has done a great job of restoring this unit to its full potential. We will rent it again in a heart beat.

This unit

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michael. We pride ourselves on making our condo how we would want it, and we are glad you see it the same way. Many of the problems you have mentioned in other units have also been dealt with by us. We are delighted with your response. Please come back to visit sometime!
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Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo is great indoors and located centrally on the Marina. If you want a place right on the beach, you can get that at the Pilar, but you'll be a few minutes from everything. If you have a boat at and can dock at the Marina but want to stay on dry land, this is the spot for you. A/C, showers, and everything worked fine. Someone designed the bar counter top to hang over the kitchen faucet so the kitchen faucet can't be turned on much though....doooooh!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Scott. We take a lot of pride in making our condo comfortable. In the past year, we have added or replaced two AC units, installed two water heaters, mounted two additional flat screen televisions, increased the water pressure, polished the marble floors, repainted the condo, added a guest book in English and Spanish, and improved our Wifi with a wireless modem in the condo. We are appreciative of the feedback, and we will certainly do our best to make our guests have a safe and enjoyable visit. Thanks again! John Garcia
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Moreno Quintana Family

  • 5 of 5

We use VRBO often and have never been disappointed. The stay was GREAT! We ended up in San Carlos one day later then we anticipated but, the owner was so kind about it all. The unit was just as charming as the pictures. Kitchen had everything you needed to prepare your foods. The owner keeps this unit in very good condition. Our views were totally out of this world. Three swimming pools, hot tub and lots of entertainment. The weather was too hot but heck it was summer in Mexico. Thank you.

We only had one problem; the Real estate Broker was not the kindest person we had a few problems with her, other than that it was a great place to stay and will book again. LOVED the UNIT!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Elizabeth! We are so glad your family had a great time. We want you to be as comfortable as we are when you stay at our house! Our realtors do a wonderful job of taking care of our clients, even though they sometimes get their lines crossed. They have the best of intentions. We hope to see you soon!
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Nogales AZ

The perfect place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything clean, nice decoration, has everything you could possible need, felt like home! I'll only seggested a third AC and a TV on the small bredroom, besides this all is great!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alejandra! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We have added a new air conditioner and a flatscreen TV to the guest room. We hope to see you again, soon! Thanks again.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Hermosillo-HMO (rental cars, taxis, buses availabl
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Embarcadero Bar, Shots Club and Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
La Rosalita Ferry to Baha from Guaymas
Nearest Motorway
20 Metres
Gabriel Estrada Blvd. (local buses across street)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
El Embarcadero, Shots, Tequilla's, Bamboo
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
La Posada Beach (10 minute walk or 2 minute drive)
Car: recommended

WALK to Shots Bar/Restaurant & many local RESTAURANTS,

Dive or SNORKEL WITH SEA LIONS at San Pedro Island,

SPORT FISH for Dorado, Sailfish, or Marlin,

RIDE HORSES on Algodones Beach,

WATCH WHALES & DOLPHIN, Sail in the Sea of Cortez,



Rates & Availability

San Carlos Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
3 Night Weekend Special!
Jan 20 2017 - May 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

25% Nonrefundable Deposit is required to reserve the condo for your stay. (it is applied to the total balance). $60+ Cash Deposit is collected upon arrival (amount varies upon length of stay) for Security, Damages, Lost Items, Key Return, Condo Assn. Fees of $5/per person (Maximum $30) , and Normal Cleaning ($30+). The Balance, if any, is returned upon Departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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San Carlos Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Queen Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in Marble Shower, Towels Provided
    King Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in Marble Shower,Separate Dressing Area,Towels Provided
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , Large Sink Counter Surface, Hand Towel Provided
  • All Bathrooms have large mirrors with abundant lighting. Floors, showers, and sink areas are polished marble. An assortment of fresh, clean bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths are provided for your use.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Suite - 1 queen , Private Bathroom, Walk-in Shower, Cable TV, AC, DVD player
    Guestroom - 2 twin/ single , Small room, 28' Flatscreen/Cable, AC/Heat, next to half bath
    King Suite - 1 king , Private Bath, Walk-in Shower, AC, Loveseats, Satellite TV
  • King & Queen Suites are upstairs with Balconies & TVs. The Guest Room is downstairs, adjacent to the half bath & the Entry. Each room can accomodate up to two people for a total of 6 persons in the condo comfortably.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Walk to just about everything you need! Super del Norte Market is on the corner, next to Tony's Produce & Restaurant (some organics available). The "Beer Store", which offers fish tacos, and of course, Mexican beers and ice., is next door. El embarcadero is a wonderful, waterfront restaurant featuring fabulous buffets (M-F, 10 to noon, ladies 1/2 price!) for 160 Pesos (about $10) & Daily Happy Hour Specials. Other Dining Options include Tequila's, Shot's Bar & Pub,. El Mar Restaurant has a great 100 peso Sunday Brunch Buffet. Pottery, charms, and other delights can be found at "Talaveras Pottery" across the street. The local bus stops in front of the condo for about 12 pesos bus fare. The bus route goes to the beaches, more local grocery stores (Mini Ley's Market, Santa Rosa Market) and even to Guaymas full-service "superstores" like Soriana's, Ley's, Wal Mart, and Sam's Club. Dive Shops & Fishing Charter Boats are in the Marina, practically next to your condo. Take a look!

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