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Mexican Casita Near Mirador Beach- 1 Br, 1 Studio Br, 1 Ba, Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Completely Furnished House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

Casita is 2-3 blocks to beach, fully furnished and pet friendly including internet, outdoor grill, full size refrigerator, stocked pantry, A/C, heating, etc. Casita is decorated in Mexican style in a 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 an easy, safe walk to Mirador Beach on Sea of Cortez offering swimming, fishing, tide pooling, horseback riding, 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.

Elizabeth Virant
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

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 two 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 Benito Juárez

Casita is in friendly, safe, second home community where everyone speaks English. Location has safe and 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 on-line before leaving the US.

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:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New comfortable, memory foam mattress. Sheets provided.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , New comfortable beds off living room; futon in living room
  • Quiet master bedroom with 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 6
average rating of 4.821429 based on 87 reviews

Cute, quiet spot

  • 4 of 5

The house is located at the end of a quiet, private gated & guarded drive. It feels safe and has virtually everything you would need to have an enjoyable visit. I especially appreciated the gas grill, beautiful patio lounging area on the front porch, the double kayak, the privacy we had and being so close to the beach. We didn't use the living room so much but the kitchen/dining room was a nice hang-out spot, wonderful for cooking up so much of the inexpensive seafood Puerto Penasco has to offer. It looks like development in this area got off to a false start, as there are lots of vacant tourism properties around but we did not mind this so much as it made the area feel more private.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liam, Thanks for the review. I am glad you enjoyed the casita's safe, private location and our beautiful patio and gas grill. Elizabeth
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Clean, secure and private home right near the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Elizabeth accepted our last minute request and called me immediately to help us out! The house was great, big and private, it has it's own security gate and a gate at the entrance to the community so we always felt safe. I would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the casita's roominess, safety and close proximity to the beach. We welcome you back! Elizabeth
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Great casita for the price

  • 5 of 5

The casita has much more room than expected! Great little secure neighborhood! Nice security guard.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Economical accommodations

  • 3 of 5

We found this to be an economical accommodation with the facilities we needed. The main bed was comfortable (we didn’t try out the others). The neighbors were very friendly and we felt safe in the area.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wedowee, al St petersburg, fl


  • 5 of 5

The casita was very cute. Area was kind of run down but neighborhood was nice. Some of the nicest neighbors ever. Went down for my husband's birthday and it was very relaxing. All the food recommendations were spot on At least the one's we had the opportunity to get to. Puerto Penasco was beautiful. Security was excellent.Only complaint is if you thought you would be able to keep up with what's going on in the world forget it. Only 2 channels both in spanish. And we "no hablo, Espanol"

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, Thanks for your review. I am glad that we were able to provide a memorable time for your husband's birthday. Elizabeth
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Well Supplied

  • 5 of 5

This property was well supplied with paper towels, plenty of filtered water for cooking or drinking, lots of mini samples of shampoos, conditioners, and other toiletries, coffee machine and filters. The full-size refrigerator allowed us to stock our provisions of food and drink. The CD collection was packed with choices for every genre.

We walked three blocks to the ocean to enjoy snorkeling and relaxing by the beach. There is easy access to port restaurants, as well as fresh seafood purchases at the port. You can also access horseback riding from “El Establo” at the local beach (Mi Playa) or to ride in the vicinity of La Choya.

The casita owner, Elizabeth, was very responsive via email to any questions we had with regard to operation of this rental.

We make this trip annually to access the inexpensive wild seafood, fabulous seafood restaurants, plus easily affordable horsebackriding ($40-$45 per person for one and a half hours).

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
240 Miles
Phoenix or Tucson
Nearest Barpub
0.25 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
Capones Pizza, Pink Cadillac, Combo Taco, 8/12
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 four 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