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Intimate Tortuga Studio on the Beach; Family of 2 Adults & 1 Child

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Charming Private Studio with 1BR 1BA & Kitchenette on Kino's Beautiful Beach

EVERY 7th NIGHT IS FREE/CADA SEPTIMA NOCHE ES GRATIS. ¿Habla español? Visita: HomeAway 320405 para todos los detalles. Hacemos TODAS las reservaciones por internet, NO POR TELEFONO. Por favor de no llamar. Primero vea el calendario de disponibilidad en esta pagina, entonces mande un mensaje. Así podemos comunicar claramente sobre todos los detalles y evitar errores. Gracias por su comprensión.

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.


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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We do not rent to teens or college students looking for a place to party....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Works well for family with one small child. Not really big enough if child is larger....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Guests are asked to smoke only on the beach,Malay from the house so that smoke is not carried in by the breezes. Violators will be asked to leave....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One very small (2-inch) curb to get there....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    2 adults, 1 child possible...moreless

  • This is an ideal two-person studio; however, it can accomoodate a young child, if sleeping on the floor on a foam mattress (provided) is acceptable....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Charming, Talavera tile work...moreless

  • Tiled shower, no tub. Beautifully detailed in Talavera tile.

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books:

    Some to read,,share, trade...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Can play DVDs and CDs...moreless

  • Television:

    No cable or channel access. Used for viewing DVDs only....moreless

  • Toys:

    Our shared toy room has kayaks, beach chairs, beach toys, and tubs of toys for kids....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Large drawer full of videos...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Quiet, beautiful, peaceful beach. Great for meditative morning walks. Water is shallow and surf generally gentle, making is a great place for children. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Beautiful 7-mile crescent shaped beach on the Sea of Cortez with view of Tiburon and Pelican Isalnds and, when conditions are right, Baja California!...moreless

  • Village:

    Bahía Kino Viejo is a small town with many food shops, small restaurants, places to buy fresh seafood…a generally fun place!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Paragliding
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Small drop-leaf table with two chairs inside: table and chairs outside in patio....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating:

    Electric space heater for cold nights; not usually needed...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi with router in apartment....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Off-street but not covered....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent, softener, bleach provided....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    French press and drip...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Small kitchenette with sink....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, powdered milk, tea...moreless


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Local fishermen can be contracted to take you on excursions or out to fish....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Private club has 9-hole desert course. We can put you in touch if you'd like to play....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two sit-on singles and gear for your use free of charge....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Owners have organic garden and invite guests to partake when veggies, greens, herbs are in season....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    George Forman electric grill...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Shares large veranda with main house, with one area, with chaise lounges, table and chairs, designated for apartment....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Private group maintains some modest courts and often welcome guest players. We can put you in touch....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some beach and water toys....moreless

Building Type

  • House


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2 night min stay

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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.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
85 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Guaymas, Sonora
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway to Hermosillo
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pargo Rojo
Bahía de Kino (Son., Mexico)
Nearest Beach
We are ON the beach!

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.

Getting there:

Kino Bay is an easy day’s drive south from Tucson. We can provide you with a detailed travel guide.


Owner info

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's tough to beat!

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • View from inside

    View from inside

  • On the veranda

    On the veranda

  • Double bed faces view to the sea.

    Double bed faces view to the sea.

  • And, from the veranda

    And, from the veranda

  • Bathroom


  • Kayaks and beach toys for your use.

    Kayaks and beach toys for your use.

  • Off-street parking for guests.

    Off-street parking for guests.

  • From the beach, the Tortuga is on the left.

    From the beach, the Tortuga is on the left.

  • Welcome!


  • Window onto the veranda

    Window onto the veranda

  • Cabinet w/ large TV for DVD viewing, music.

    Cabinet w/ large TV for DVD viewing, music.

  • Kitchenette


  • Casa Tortuga over mailbox on street side.

    Casa Tortuga over mailbox on street side.

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