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Enjoy Priceless Oceanfront in a Fabulous Beach Home 4bds 4bths

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

You can read all about our fabulous Beach house by scrolling down to the "Description" heading below. VRBO has made a bunch of changes in the last year so I feel the need to tell you about those first.

VRBO added fees.

As of April, 2016 VRBO/Home away has started to charge you, the traveler, an additional 9% fee if you " book online, through their check out system." If you want to save the 9% you can send a personal check to 23515 Hatteras st Woodland HIlls CA 91367 or I can send you a Paypal request, as I had been doing prior to their payment system in 2008.

Because of this fee and other VRBO changes, the booking process has become more complicated instead of becoming more simplified. For this reason I will be going back to the old ways and actually calling or texting you to discuss the booking and payment arrangements. Or you can hit the " Send Email button" just to the right, under the yellow "Request Booking button". or call 818 577 7284.

Discounts and Rates:

The minimum for any stay is $825.00 regardless of any discounts or credits, etc.

My rate is 275.00 per night, for the first three nights and 250.00 for each night after that. Always include the number of nights in your inquiry regardless of credits, discounts, etc. The dashboard will try to calculate the correct rate but that is often wrong and I will adjust it and then respond with a phone call, text or email. Please remind me if you are a returning guest who has written a review and wants a free night. Unfortunately I can not give credit for the free night unless there are special circumstances.

In an effort to minimize my billing efforts, I am asking that you pay in full if you are taking the fourth night free. If you need to make two payments then please just ask, I completely understand. Honestly, I have never kept anyones money if they just can't make the trip.The most punitive action is to give credit for future visits and that is only if the cancellation is within 30 days of the booked date. Anything more that that gets a full cash refund for any reason of cancellation.

Returning Guest discount save $250.00

Pay for three or more nights and get one free. I offer some nice discounts but I can not combine them


For returning guests who write a review, I offer a 'pay for three or more nights, get one free' deal. That is a $250.00 value if you are a returning guest, who has written a review and is paying for three nights @ $275.00/night. Or simply put, Four nights for the price of three. This is on a retro active basis for any of my previous guests and applies to any subsequent visits of those guests. Please include the fourth night on your inquiry and please note that the dashboard will try to calculate it and will show an inflated price but I will adjust it prior to sending the payment request.


This 2000 sq ft Playa Dorada home is beautiful. It has fabulous beach sunsets and exceptionally big tide swings. The beach is full of sea shells and small sea life and Dolphin sightings are common while dining from the roof top deck.

In town, shopping is great for all who like to bargain. There is plenty of golf at the nearby Mayan Palace or in town at Sandy Beach.

The beds and linens of this home are extremely comfortable and much time and effort have been invested in the furnishings and decor. There is a hammock on the large back patio and beach toys for the kids.

Because the house has four beds and four baths it is great for a couple of families or multiple couples.

This is such a great value because we would rather offer a green, solar powered home than charge you more money. We have, however, recently tied into the Mexican power grid and use it when necessary. This will enable us to maintain the functionality of all of the ceiling fans and other electricity demands that exceed our solar usage.

Please know that the home is not air conditioned and I typically will not rent it in July or August.

I ask that you limit the number of occupants to eight because of our water management. First, water is trucked in and that is expensive. Second, all of the water goes to a septic system and it has a volume limit. Please have a conservative mindset when it comes to water usage.

I encourage all to post in my online guestbook by clicking on the review tab at the bottom of this page.

When visiting our home, please feel free to take some refrigerator magnets. The magnets have our VRBO listing number and my phone number on them so feel free to give them to your friends and family.

Friends and neighbors Discount:

For friends and neighbors who want to rent my home I simply offer two free nights per visit if the minimum of the three night rate is met.

Sorry, I can not combine the returning guest discount with the friend and neighbor discount.

Maintenance Update:

In 2011 we completed the new roof, The back patio has been coated and repainted along with the rest of the home. I will start the new patio ceiling soon but that is minor. I am still working on the screen doors. The refrigerator, stove/oven and hot water heater are all new.

In 2015 we replaced the couches, living room ceiling fans, and the rusted sinks and fixtures.

Proposed improvements, purchases and disclaimers:

Some of our screens have been torn out and I am waiting to replace the complete screen doors.

Time credit and weather disclaimer:

Like many roads in Mexico, our home is only accessible by dirt road. When it rains these roads often become impassable. Please keep abreast of weather situations prior to traveling on these dirt roads. Usually after a rain storm it is important to wait up to 24 hours for the roads to dry out. If you have booked my home and can not go for any reason, fear of rain, sickness, whatever the situation, I will issue you a full time credit. Meaning you can make up your vacation time whenever the booking calendar permits. Again, first come, first served on holidays etc. This is regardless of what my booking contract says.

If you decide to go to the home and have bad weather I will not issue a credit as I can not control the weather. It is up to the traveler to judge weather the traveling and vacation conditions will be suitable for them. If it is questionable please call me at 818 577 7284. and I can give you an update or suggestion.

More Details

Mark Pullen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Mark Pullen

We currently live in the Los Angeles where Carrie is a professor at Cal State Northridge and I continue to work in Real Estate. The kids???? They are off to college.

Mark Pullen purchased this house in 1998

Why Mark Pullen chose Sonora

Because of the beautiful beach and sunsets.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the peace and quiet and the gentle roar of the ocean when we wake up in the morning.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I recently purchased a three person Kayak for complementary use for guests.

Please wear life jackets and use good common sense.
Jan 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Enjoy Priceless Oceanfront in a Fabulous Beach Home 4bds 4bths
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 48 reviews

Great Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed accommodations during our recent stay. The house was a bit farther from town than we anticipated but that made it all the more relaxing as we had the beach to ourselves. On the first evening, we had a pod of dolphins come right up to the shore as if to welcome us. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. There was plenty of space and privacy with everyone having their own bedroom and bathroom. We made full use of the "bathtub" firepit each night and being away from town, the stars were incredible! I would definitely book this house again!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the perfect beach getaway home

  • 5 of 5

We have been taking family vacations to Puerto Penasco for several years and have finally found our favorite place - Casa Doce!!! It is peaceful, relaxing, comfortable, beautiful and fun. The location is ideal, and the house is so well laid-out for beach lovers! The windows and french doors that open to the full patio facing the coast is perfect - and the best place to watch the sunset is on the rooftop! Well appointed, and equipped - it's a home away from home! Thanks to Mark for being a great owner and sharing his home.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wouldn't stay anywhere else

  • 5 of 5

I am planning my annual trip to Rocky Point in October/November, and I wouldn't stay any place except Casa Doce. My friends and I have been going to Rocky Point for more than 20 years, but this will be the 6th or 7th year in a row we have stayed at this wonderful house. It couldn't be more perfect. Dealing with Mark is easy, too. It is easy to give this rental a five-star rating!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family house

  • 5 of 5

This was the most perfect house for our family, this is our second trip to Puerto Peñasco, and this house beat by far the last one we rented. It had everything we needed and my kids and nephew's had a blast. I strongly recommend this house for your next trip.

The communication with the owner was great, he answer all my questions promptly, thanks Mark, hope to talk to you for our next vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Time!!!

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable, gracious house in a beautiful location, situated just where you to be--right on the sandy beach, not far from the blue green sea!

Once again, we had a magical time. The beach was pristine, deserted, and shell-full; the sun, warm; the stars, brilliant at night; the local tequila, smooth; our rocky Point shrimp, especially delicious. Two of us went in town once for fish; otherwise, we stayed at the house and on the beach. Another wonderful vacation at Casa Doce!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well Kept Home--Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed in this home (15th year making the annual trip). The cleanliness, comfort, and location of this home can't be beat. We've stayed in several other properties nearby but none so well kept. Appreciated the updated screens and the pedestal fans!! Owner does a great job keeping in touch and the instructional YouTube videos are helpful. Security did ask which house we were staying in and seemed to pay attention to comings and goings. We've always felt safe on this beach and this year was no exception. Favorite activities are: beach walking, shelling, enjoying the sunrises and sunsets. At the time we were there enjoyed large range of high and low tides. With luck, we'll be back next year!! Would definitely recommend this property. This is unrelated to the property itself but were really glad to see the highway from Rocky Point to the beach had been resurfaced--was a nightmare last year. Our favorite restaurants are Flavios and El Capitan and / or purchasing fresh seafood to prepare at the house. The drive from Phoenix is easy and safe (travel early in the day). Thanks for an enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Dirt road that accesses Playa Dorada
Nearest Point of Interest
Dirt road that accesses the Mayan Palace
Nearest Point of Interest
Mayan Palace/Golf,Dinner, Pool


Rates & Availability

Puerto Peñasco House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

My rates are $250.00 per night and there is no cleaning or damages deposit (Let me know if something significant gets broken and we can work it out) My discount policy is that I give a free night to returning guests who have posted a review to the online guest book. This is good on all subsequent visits of four nights or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Puerto Peñasco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2),
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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