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Beach-Front Studio Condo - Swim with the Dolphin!!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3: no more than 2 adults)

This is a beach-front studio condominium located in Condominios Pilar in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. The condo is absolutely darling! Everything is brand new - a little mexican casita! Although it has two fold out futons, it is really too small for 4 people - no privacy and too much wear and tear on the condo. Will only rent to a couple/2 adults or a couple with small child or one adult with two small kids.

There is a large bathroom/dressing area, a huge kitchen, and a large living area with 2 very nice fold-down futon couches. Back wall is all glass and opens onto a covered patio that faces the beach. 20 yards of beautiful green grass separate you from the beach. Two kayaks are included in the rental. We prefer weekly or long term renters. Rental fees are as follows:

Nightly: $60.00

Weekly: $420.00

Monthly: $1680.00

Cleaning Fee: $75.00

Longer rental prices are negotiable.

This is a great deal. Daily rental for 2 sea kayaks would cost more than our daily condo rental fee!

Keywords: Studio Condominium

More Details

Karen Murphy
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

Why Karen Murphy chose Sonora

San Carlos is a wonderful, low-key vacation destination. It is a beautiful small town with 2 lovely long beaches. It is quiet, safe, and one of our favorite places in Mexico. It is located about 3.5 hours south of Nogales. The road down in 4 lane and very safe.

What makes this condo unique

Condominios Pilar is located on San Francisco Beach, about 2 miles before you reach town. You can walk to town on the beach. The bay is full of dolphin. It is a morning ritual to sea kayak with them as they swim by.


San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large dressing area with plenty of storage for clothes and luggage and vacation gear. Bathroom is pleasantly large and open with a great tub and shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Very nice futons with real mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 kayaks included with unit rental


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Beach-Front Studio Condo - Swim with the Dolphin!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

great little place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here once a couple of years ago. It's just as nice now. VERY cute for 2 people, very clean and fully appointed. Dishwasher was a real plus, as were the kayaks. Condo grounds well-kept and friendly, helpful staff. For the price, this place is a steal, especially because it is so festive and has great views. Oh, and you really can see dolphins every day - at least we did.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the minute we walked in, we were awed by the condo, the supplies and conveniences. Spotlessly clean, neat and comfortable. We did everything - kayaked with the dolphins was by far the most amazing. We kayaked out to the island, in the esturay and along the coast line south. We cycled to town and back. Enjoyed street food and the people in every sense of the word. Was fantastic. Booking another trip for next year too! Although I don't want to lose out on getting this place in the future by 'advertizing' it . . . Do not miss this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I rented the unit for three weeks in June - it was perfect! Beautiful decor, fully equipped, clean, everything I needed was in great working order, awesome view out the glass windows & door to the sea, tons of kitchen counter space, smallish bathroom but very big shower with decorative window, gorgeous tale vera tile throughout the entire unit, two couches fold out into very comfortable beds (I found them hard to get back up into a couch position) at Condominos Pilar. The Pilar condos are very well kept, withstrolling night security, and clean beaches. (Note: the current onsite restaurant is terrible!!! Just drive into town instead!) The AC was strong, closet full of beach gear of every sort, has wifi that almost always worked well- even on the patio. it's a ground floor unit so good for disabled or if you have lots of luggage. Between the kitchen and living room are two steps. Lots of large mirrors throughout and some great art. (I LOVE the huge living room painting!!!) I had a wonderful stay at 116 and HIGHLY recommend it if there are only 1 or 2 people. It is a large studio, so no private bedroom. There is a medium sized changing room outside of the bathroom that is perfect for dressing, luggage, etc. Neighbors are on just one side of the unit. After a monsoon one day, a couple came by to ask if everything was okay, make sure there was no damage, they manage the property I think. Very thoughtful. I have been going to San Carlos off and on my whole life, but always stayed with friends who live there. This was the first time I rented for myself at Pilar, and 116 is one of the nicest condos that I've been inside of - I'd definitely rent again Thank you Karen!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ

Always a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this condo several times. So nice, quiet, peaceful! We had another wonderful stay! The owner and the local property manager are great to work with! Will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tempe, AZ

Nice place,

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this nice place for one week now two times, and are planning on the third. First of all the condo complex is in a great location on the bay, a five minute drive from the shops of San Carlos and 10 minutes from the bustling city of Guaymas, but in a tranquil setting of its own. The Bahia Delfin condos 200 meters away are newer, but I like the charm of Condos Pilar. This particular unit is especially charming, Great for 2 people, but you can put in an extra person if needed. The condo has everything you need to set up household and enjoy life for a week, is nicely appointed and is very well maintained. The reservation and deposit system is reasonable and easy. We hope to stay there one week every year for the next several years!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ

Very nice--relaxing spot to spend the long weekend.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very nice, cool, and on the beach. Comfortable beds and a great well-stocked kitchen. The owner was very easy to work with and everything was exactly as promised. We even went kayaking (in the kayaks that came with the condo).

Thanks for a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Condominios Pilar is located on beautiful San Francisco Beach/Bay about 3-4 KM outside of San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. It abutts a large, government protected estuary which offers hours of kayaking and bird watching. The property itself was built in the early 1970's and reflects the charm and ambiance of vintage Mexico - mature landscaping and lovely white buildings with red tile roofs. San Francisco bay is free of currents and is an ideal place for swimming and kayaking. You can kayak with the dolphin every day - right off shore! Shelling is also a daily must, with shells changing with the season. San Carlos itself is a charming small town with plenty of small restaurants and watering holes. Shopping is also exceptional for such a small town. Above all, it is very safe - so no worries regarding walking around day or night. It is a relatively undiscovered stretch of sand in Mexico - enjoy it before it becomes discovered!


Rates & Availability

San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas Condo Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly charge by Pilar $9.5
Cleaning (1 time charge) $75

Please call or email for directions if first-time visitor!

Guests will receive a contract with all pertinent information upon booking. Check/money order (US currency only) for stay will be sent directly to owner with signed contract. Also accept all major credit cards. Upon receival of payment and contract, guests will be sent a "letter of entrance" that is presented at the office upon arrival.


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