House, 5 Bedrooms, 5.0 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 14)
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 14 (sleeps up to 14 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
Perfect start to the New Year!
We stayed at Casa de Ole over New Years and it exceeded every expectation. The house was beautiful, the beds were so comfortable, and the beach was prestige! Karla took our stay over the top with her amazing cooking! To not have to worry about meals was truly a gift. We were able to relax and recharge after a busy holiday season. We would recommend Casa de Ole to all and cannot wait to visit again!
I cannot emphasize enough what a fantastic and magical place this is. Not even the amazing pictures do it true justice. It comfortably slept 12 people for one night and 10 the remaining nights. Having Karla prepare her absolutely wonderful meals not only meant more time could be spent in the ocean, but it also saves money compared to either dining out or bringing your own food! Plus, her meals are far superior to anything you could ever get in town or prepare yourself (trust me). And the beach...this is the most amazing stretch of beach you could find not just close to Arizona, but actually anywhere. You could easily wade out several football fields and still only be waist-deep. We had the added benefit of bio-luminescent algae every night during our stay. It was like having stars fall from the sky and into the ocean. Although this was an event for my birthday, all the guests said they felt like it was theirs as well. I've stayed in many properties in Playa Encanto and Las Conchas, this property was head and shoulders above any other I've ever stayed. The property was immaculate and the stand-alone guest house made it perfect for some extra privacy for a few folks. The fact that the owners had the history of the property, and pictures of them on the wall at the entrance, added to the feel of this property being a true home. Cat went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. Wi-fi is spotty....thank God. All any of us could think about once we got back to Tucson was how soon we could plan our next trip. If you're looking for that "one" perfect beach vacation, this is definitely it.
Fun, fun, fun!
Wow! What a relaxing and beautiful place to stay at. This home exceeded our expectations and the photos do not surface what you see when you get here. The views throughout the property and beach are amazing, the beach water has cues of blue and green that splash on the shore, that is very clean where you can see with lots of seashells. The home has intriguing art decor where each room has it's own theme. We felt very comfortable there. This place is secluded and you have your own private beach which made it even more memorable and enjoyable. The perk of the home, Karla was very kind and welcoming, her food was tasteful and left you full. Thanks to Cat and Jim paet of management for being professional and making sure we were taken care of, as they were the ones I interacted with throughout my stay. Thank you for having us and letting us create lasting memories. We hope to return.
We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. It was so nice not to have to cook.
The home is beautiful and spacious. We had 13 people there! They also have a cottage home there as well. We took sunset pictures on the beach....all of us were in it. The beach front way right in back of the home. Everyone enjoyed the time together and we all loved where we stayed.
This was a superb getaway and the perfect place for our family of 4 generations reunite. Everyone had the most amazing time - from babies to great grandma! With Karla doing the grocery shopping and cooking, the fantastic water filtration system, baby crib/highchair/bath/etc, games/kayaks/etc, we had very little we needed to pack making our escape to paradise easy. We will DEFINITELY return.
Puerto Peñasco, also called Rocky Point, is located on the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California). This very special town has a long history. The area has always been considered desirable; from its rich fishing grounds used by the Hohokam Indians to to today's strong tourism industry. When Mexico and the U.S. were negotiating the Gadsden Purchase, so the US could acquire land that would eventually become parts of Arizona and New Mexico, the original agreement actually included this area to be part of the US. Had this happened, AZ would have had a seaport! However, the final purchase did not include the Rocky Point area and thus it remained part of Mexico.
The discovery of blue shrimp in the waters off of Cerro de Peñasco, literally "Rocky Point", in 1920 led to the establishment of the first formal village. Back then water was trucked in from the Mexican border town of Sonoyta 60 miles away. Al Capone discovered this hideaway and was known to stay for months at a time as he evaded US authorities.
The sandy trail became highway "Mex. 8" which was paved during WWII by the US Army corp of Engineers which really accelerated the town's growth. The shrimping expanded greatly in the 1950s. By the late 1990's, there were over 800 shrimping boats fishing the area. This led to over-harvesting, tighter restrictions on who can fish, and a re-adjustment of the local economy. Today, the shrimp are again plentiful and many other fish are caught by the locals. The Sea of Cortez houses a variety of fish including flounder, grouper, marlin, red snapper, sea bass, and yellowtail.
As you drive to Puerto Peñasco, Mex. 8 passes near the crater strewn landscape of Pinacate Desert National Park, which was designated a biosphere reserve in the early 1990s. The reserve is one of the world's most unique environments consisting almost entirely of lava fields interspersed with sand dunes and moonlike craters. Apollo astronauts trained there for their moon walks in the 60's. The park entrance is off of Mex. 2 west of Sonoyta. There are no facilities although camping is allowed with a permit. The tourist office in Puerto Penasco can provide tour information. Telefono: (638)3-4129
The town retains the charm of a modest shrimping village and local restaurants are good if not elegant. While shrimping and fishing are important to the local economy, tourism is easily the most important. Puerto Peñasco is the port for many charter boats, which will take you fishing, out to bird island to swim with the sea lions, sailing, or in the winter, whale watching.
Puerto Peñasco is generally known for its warm weather and clear skies - they only get 5.5" of rain each year. Due to the "ocean effect", the climate is more moderate than Arizona: slightly cooler in the summer and slightly warmer in the winter.
Casa de Olé is tucked away on the quiet and gated community of "Playa la Jolla". It is located at the end of the Playa Encanto beach, and is just a quick 20 minute drive into the town of Puerto Peñasco. Our pristine sandy beach is perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking (available at Olé), snorkeling, dolphin watching, and of course, long walks and shell collecting. If you walk East, you can go for miles, and if you head West you will come to the tip of the estuary, an ecological sanctuary that fills and empties twice a day with the tides. It is a great bird nesting area, and is home to a local oyster farm, where you can buy the freshest oysters ever! During high tides the Estuary fills up with sea water up to a depth of 15-20 feet. During low tide, marine life in tide pools may be explored. Tides can range as high as 24' each way - high and low tides occur twice each day.
When you stay with us, there is a detailed coffee table binder that outlines much more local details as well as contact information for the many available activities.
Casa de Olé is a scenic 4 hour drive from both Tucson and Phoenix (with 3 hours of the drive being in AZ.) Check out the link below for driving directions:
Link for detailed driving directions: [Driving Directions to Casa de Olé]