Intimate Tortuga Studio on the Beach; Family of 2 Adults & 1 Child(15 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Studio
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Charming Private Studio with 1BR 1BA & Kitchenette on Kino's Beautiful Beach
We make ALL of our bookings online, not by phone. Please do not call. First, review the calendar for availability, then send us a message so that we can communicate clearly and avoid errors. Thank you!
Sweet one-bedroom lodging on the ground floor for SINGLE or DOUBLE occupancy. NO SMOKING, NO PETS. This studio apartment has a double bed, and ONE small child may be accommodated with a floor mattress, with prior agreement. On the beach with stunning view and private entrance. The bath is tastefully decorated with talavera tile, and there’s a large closet (4’ by 6’) to stash your gear. This ample unit (bedroom measures 11’ by 14’) is fully air-conditioned and well-insulated for comfort and quiet. The kitchenette has a refrigerator, microwave, hot plate, toaster, coffee maker, blender, pots, pans, dishes, utensils... There is an electric grill for outdoor use. The cafe table is ideal for writing in your journal over a second cup of coffee, or for that private dinner for two. Start your day over breakfast, outdoors on our covered veranda, with the scent of basil and a view of Pelican Island.
GREAT FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS! We list two other apartments on HomeAway — the Pelican, on the second floor, and Casa Encantada, which is just two doors away on the beach. The Pelican can accommodate a family of four, and Casa Encantada sleeps six; so we can accommodate up to 13 people for those special family affairs.
Intimate and Private: After a day on the water or relaxing on the beach, enjoy a cold drink while watching the sun set over the mountains of Tiburón Island before walking to a nearby restaurant for dinner. Wind up the day with brandy and conversation on the veranda under a clear night sky filled with stars, or moonlight dancing on the water.
Come for a romantic weekend or a week (seventh night is free) and a little “Kino-therapy!”
We respect your wish to spend a healthy visit enjoying the clean air of the Sonoran coast, so we maintain a “No-Smoking Facility” (both in the rooms and on the grounds). To ensure a healthy environment, Pets are Not Allowed.
Se Habla Español.
BR B Amenities: /B BR We provide no meals, but a well-equipped kitchenette (sink, microwave, under-counter refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, cups, glasses, and utensils -- NO COOKTOP OR OVEN) allows you to prepare your own breakfast, lunch or dinner if you prefer to eat in.
Amenities: Most food items are available at one of the nearby tiendas, or ‘supermercados’ (one about four blocks away); there are many small food stores and panaderias in the nearby village of Kino Viejo; or bring a selection of your own favorite foods.
TV provided for VIDEOS, CDs, and DVDs; NO CHANNEL OR CABLE ACCESS.
Two sit-on kayaks (one single, one double) are available (without charge) for your use in the gentle waters outside your door. More adventurous visitors can rent new expedition-style kayaks (less than a block away) to explore the nearby estuary or the tidal pools north of town.
BR B Activities: /B BR Kino Bay is located on the picturesque shores of the Sea of Cortez, and is blessed with one of the most beautiful, and uncrowded, beaches in all of Mexico. Begin your morning with a long walk on this sandy seven mile arc with a view of several islands offshore and excellent shelling areas nearby.
Area Activities: Swim or Kayak in the warm Sea of Cortez, or relax on our broad veranda and watch a Pod of Dolphins swim by. Sometimes you’ll see dozens, even hundreds, of Birds Diving on schools of small fish. The Sea of Cortez is one of the world’s most remarkable natural environments.
Take a Panga Ride to nearby Isla Pelicano to see hundreds of birds nesting among the rocks. Seals and sea lions are often found sunning themselves at the island. Then visit the wreck of a shrimp boat on a nearby beach before pausing for lunch at the oyster shacks in the estuary.
Visit the Seri Museum for an insight into the ways of these ancient peoples. Bargain with a street vendor and take home a handmade basket as a memento of your visit.
Stop at the Casa del Mar Museum to learn about the Sea of Cortez and the ecology of the Sonoran desert. Check out the local campus of Prescott Collete and their on-the-water courses. Go Whale Watching in February and March, or Deep-Sea Fishing year-round.
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Member since: 2005
- On floor 1
- 300 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 3
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Tiled shower, no tub. Beautifully detailed in Talavera tile.
- THIS IS A NO-SMOKING FACILITY. Smoking is not permitted in the room or on the veranda. Smokers may smoke on the beach. We have numerous non-motorized water toys and kids beach toys available for your use. We live on site and are available almost any time to provide information or help of any kind. We respect your privacy but also enjoy conversaiton, when appropriate; and we think one of our finest amenities is that we like having guests! There is a George Forman electric grill for use on the veranda....moreless
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Filtered Water
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Mosquito Magnet
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Mini Refrigerator
- Pantry Items:
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
When one stays for a full week or more, every seventh night is free.
We require a 50% deposit to reserve, with the balance due on or before arrival. We bill via PayPal: 50% to reserve, and the other 50% is billed one week before arrival.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Kino is a small community stretched along a lovely sandy beach on the Sea of Cortez.
Other Activities: kayaking
Golf: Desert Golfing is available at the local Kino Bay Desert Golf Club.
The nearby city of Hermosillo is home to several universities, many good restaurants and hotels, and good bookstores. We’ll be happy to make recommendations. There are cultural events, in Spanish, during much of the year.
Mexican Winter League Baseball, in Hermosillo, is an enjoyable way to spend an evening – in any language. The Naranjeros play ball at Hector Espino Stadium during October, November, and December, with playoffs in January. Most games (except double headers) begin at 7:30 pm.
BR B Area: /B BR Weather:
The Sonoran coast is enjoyable most of the year. From early May to late October the Sea of Cortez is warm and swimmable. Air temperatures can be very hot mid-July to mid-September.
Our location on the Sea of Cortez means it doesn’t freeze in Kino Bay. Winter days are generally warm, and most visitors wear shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops.
Ski: Nights can be cool and it’s a good idea to pack a pair of long pants, socks, sweater, and jacket in case of a cold snap.
Kino Bay is an easy day’s drive south from Tucson. We can provide you with a detailed travel guide.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We retired to Kino, bought and renovated this old house for ourselves, and added a couple of guest apartments for family and friends. Well, guess what? Family and friends don't come all the time, so se started renting. And now renters often end up as friends and like family. We refer to ourselves as the accidental innkeepers!
Why the Owner Chose Bahía de Kino (Son., Mexico):
On my. Let me count the 'whys'! Well, it's on the most beautiful beach! It's quiet, and peaceful. During an early morning beach walk, you might meet one or two other people – but not always! We always wanted to live by the sea but never dreamed it would be possible. Now we wake up every day and feel grateful for our good fortune. Also, it's not too far to drive back to the U.S. to see family — or for them to come see us.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Sunsets, great seafood, our organic garden, Kino folks, Mexican culture...it's tough to beat!
- Primary: +52 16621730301 All bookings online/Reservaciones por internet
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View from inside
On the veranda
Double bed faces view to the sea.
And, from the veranda
Kayaks and beach toys for your use.
Off-street parking for guests.
From the beach, the Tortuga is on the left.
Window onto the veranda
Cabinet w/ large TV for DVD viewing, music.
Casa Tortuga over mailbox on street side.
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