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Mexican Casita Near Mirador Beach- 1 Br, 1 Studio Br, 1 Ba, Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Completely Furnished House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Casita is fully furnished and vibrantly colored in safe, friendly, gated community with 24 hour English-speaking security. Casita is centrally located to Old Port restaurants and town and sits on hill overlooking town and distant mountains. Covered, spacious patio with BBQ grill affords outdoor dining. Casita is two blocks from Mirador Beach on Sea of Cortez offering swimming, fishing, tide pooling, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, dolphin/whale/bird watching, water sports, etc. Puerto Peñasco, aka Rocky Point, is a safe, friendly town 60 miles south of US border crossing at Lukeville, Arizona. Drive your own car over patrolled, modern highway. Enjoy awesome fresh shrimp, flounder in many restaurants. Pay in pesos or dollars. Most restaurants do not accept credit cards.

Elizabeth Virant
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Elizabeth Virant

Ted and Elizabeth are owners who live in Tucson. Ted is a retired teacher and Elizabeth is a retired school nurse. They check their stress at the border and truly get away to their Casita in this friendly neighborhood and town. They want you to enjoy their relaxing Casita just blocks from Mirador Beach on the Sea of Cortez. Bring your favorite books, movies, binoculars and enjoy the sights around you.

Elizabeth Virant purchased this house in 2006

Why Elizabeth Virant chose Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point)

Casita is in friendly, safe, second home community where everyone speaks English. Location has easy access to beaches, resorts, shops, restaurants and town.

What makes this house unique

Close to the US with excellent highway access from Lukeville, AZ to Rocky Point. 5 hours from Phoenix,

4 1/2 hours from Tucson, 6 1/2 hours from Flagstaff, AZ.

Conveniently use US dollars or MX pesos.

Passport required, but no visa for US citizens.

Mexican liability car insurance required for all vehicles.

Purchase insurance in US or Rocky Point.

If you bring a dog, you must show proof of Rabies vaccine upon request at border. Health certificate for dog is not required.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had never been to Rocky Point before. We found the casita to be clean, cozy and very nice in a quiet, safe community. I love to cook and the kitchen had everything. The bedroom and living room were very comfortable. The mattress in the bedroom was wonderful! We loved your books on Mexican history, nature and culture. Our dogs played safely in your fenced in yard. The neighbors were helpful.
Aug 2014
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Benito Juárez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled
  • Newly remodeled bathroom with tall, elongated toilet, executive height vanity and rain shower head. Linens and hair dryer provided for your stay. Please bring your own toiletries and beach towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Comfortable bed. Sheets provided.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , New comfortable beds off living room, separated by dividers.
  • Cozy master bedroom with comfortable queen bed, closet, new a/c, heater and new ceiling fan.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Mexican Casita Near Mirador Beach- 1 Br, 1 Studio Br, 1 Ba, Sleeps 4
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 81 reviews

Lovely experience

  • 4 of 5

The owner and the staff were wonderfully attentive and helpful during our stay. We felt very cared for and enjoyed the property very much. It was in an easy to get to central location with walking distance to a small quaintness of a locals beach. The privacy of the property and it being a gated community with a security guard at the entrance created a nestled feeling, which also added to the positive experience. For example, I accidentally left my car door open over night and in the morning the guard made sure my car and I were okay. It was a great experience and recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nancy, Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the casita's privacy, quietness and security and its central location. Please come again. Elizabeth
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Much bigger than I thought it would be!

  • 5 of 5

Since this was called a "Casita", I assumed it would be much smaller! Was very spacious, at least as casitas go. Very well "equipped", nice linens, towels, etc., and plenty of them! Kitchen well stocked as well. Quiet location at end of the street. On site security made us feel safe, even walking to town, etc. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bill for your review. The casita is spacious with a considerable living area in the covered patio also. We welcome you back! Elizabeth & Ted
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Nice, comfortable home

  • 4 of 5

The house was great and well equipped. We enjoyed hanging out there, and the beach is not far at all. I've stayed in Las Conchas before (another gated community) and I prefer that neighborhood and beach over this one. But this was a great value for the price!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ottavia, Thank you for your review. Elizabeth
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Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely PERFECT! Elizabeth always returned our questions immediately. Her place is very clean and totally stocked with everything you need. Beautiful yard, patio and the area was perfect. Her pictures are to the exact of how her place is. Thank you so much for having us stay at this place and we hope to return and rent again. Mary an Glen

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary and Glen, Thank you for your review. We try very hard to to be responsive to your needs, to accurately describe the casita, and to provide you with all the amenities so that you can have a worry free vacation. We welcome you back! Elizabeth and Ted
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at home.House is very clean and secure in a small gated community.Convient location to restaurants and beaches.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice and clean:)

  • 5 of 5

Stay in so many places but this is one unique!! I felt like a home!!it is close by beaches and the town.. Owner think about everything.. my boyfriend like fishing and guess , you have even fishing sticks:)) I really recommended this place!!!thank you again !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mariana for your kind words. We try to provide all the amenities you need so that you can relax and enjoy yourselves. We hope your boyfriend caught fish. We welcome you back! Elizabeth and Ted
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Nearest Airport
240 Miles
Phoenix or Tucson
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sandy Beach Resorts
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 85 to Lukeville, AZ, Hwy 8 to Rocky Point
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mannys, Capones Pizza, Pink Cadillac, Chef Mickey
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Playa Mirador
Car: necessary

Enjoy pristine blue skies, wonderful seafood in wide array of restaurants. Great shopping including jewelry, Talavera, clothing and art from all over Mexico . You can shop till you drop and still not see it all. Meet new friends in this welcoming town, on the beach and in restaurants/bars. Go 4 wheel ATV riding, take an evening dinner cruise, deep sea fish, or simply stroll the Old Port (Malecon) waterfront. Owners provide detailed, helpful guide to sights, restaurants and services.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Check in time is 4PM on arrival date. Check out time is 11AM on departure date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund