Lots of Boating Traffic Passes the House to enhance the Spectacular View
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About Paul Bishop
We are sailors who bumped into this boating mecca en route to our boat in Mazatlan and fell in love with San Carlos. We have been stunned at the number of friends we have made here, and our ever expanding social life. We love to sail to remote anchorages, hangout and snorkel. Also to ride horses through the arroyos and on the beaches. Paul is a retired harbormaster and accomplished sailor and artist. Cate helped establish a Global Health Center at Oregon Health & Science University and now is writing stories of her global adventures. It always feels great to arrive back in San Carlos, where the cares of the world drop away.
Paul Bishop purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Paul Bishop chose Caracol Turístico
This is our home, we bought the land in 2003 and built several years later over a 2 year period finishing in 2008. We like the fact that San Carlos is only 250 miles South of the Arizona border and accessible by a 4 lane highway or flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Hermosillo, Mexico and then rent a car and drive down to San Carlos or take a bus or taxi. This is a boating mecca with two local marinas, moorings, dry storage, workyards and knowledgeable boat repair and maintenance people. We cruised extensively as far as Indonesia and with all the miles under our keel, we never found anywhere as appealing to set down roots. Watching the boating traffic pass by the house is magical. Mount Tetakawi located directly across San Carlos bay from our home is a historically sacred place of the Yaqui Indians and when the sun sets over Tetakawi it is very easy to see why they considered it sacred as the mountain, water and colored sky all come together in awe inspiring splendor. We love to walk on the beach and fossick in tide pools. Or sip Margaritas with friends while listening to music in a beach side palapa. One evening at the Soggy Peso, as my favorite band Bohemia was packing up, Omar the pianist launched into Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, as the sun set across the water it was so beautiful, I thought life couldn't get better than this! San Carlos rocks. Oh perhaps only the Sunset Bar and Grill rivals Bonifacio's Cotton Club Restaurant when the moon is full - stunning! Both are wonderful restaurants and the Soggy Peso, perfect for sipping on a Margarita while watching the sunset and the kiteboarders on the beachfront or just stay home and use the Bowsprit Bar and garden directly below the apartment with it's amazing views.
What makes this Villa unique
The views are world class in a Mediterranean like neighborhood. We enjoy peace and quiet on the Caracol, and often get lulled to sleep with the lapping of the waves on the shore. It is so beautiful here, that any extra sight seeing activity around San Carlos is a bonus. The house offers excellent views of the yachts going by and beyond to the Sea of Cortez. Across the bay from the house is the majestic Tetakawi Mountain where both sunrise and sunsets can be astounding. The garden located under the apartment includes the Bowsprit Bar and is also a perfect place to go read a book, have a drink and watch the sunsets and boats. We are walking distance to two charming, small sandy beaches and boating activity. There is a nearby Beach Club, with pool and kayaks. We enjoy security in our gated community as well as incredible privacy provided by the high walls and solid gate on the street and the amount of thought and design that went into the creation of the house.
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Great little getaway with am amazing views. The room was comfortable. Would suggest providing a few dishes in case guests want to cook but all in all very nice time.
It was nice to have you here. You must not have opened all the kitchen cupboards because we are fully stocked with plates, bowls, glasses, wine glasses, silverware, utensils, pots and pans, paper towels, dishwashing detergent, dishwasher. Everything needed to cook and entertain for four people or so. We believe that we are fully stocked with all the necessities to make your stay very comfortable and hassle free. Anyone reading this, please feel free to ask us if there is something you can't find. Thank you for choosing our place. Paul
This is the perfect place to stay in San Carlos. Amazing views, comfortable apartment. Quite roomy for a one bedroom. Highly recommend.
Beautiful view casita.
We could not ask for anything more from this casita; view, comfort, quality, access to outstanding restaurants and recreational opportunities.
Location, location, location!!!
If you love panoramic views this is the right place.
The property is wonderfully located nestled a top a hill overlooking the bay! Just simply gorgeous.
Balcony, dinning room and bedroom all have splendid views. Peaceful and quiet, great getaway home. Owners Cate & Paul have vast knowledge of the area and will provide you with all the information that you will need. Will absolutely stay here again.
Beautiful comfortable casita
The views are wonderful from this rental. All in all, a very comfortable stay. Looking forward to coming back and staying here another time.
San Carlos Sunsets
We stayed at the casita for a romantic getaway. It was quiet and private. The property sits up over the harbor and has a great view of the mountain and the sunsets. Everything we needed was provided. Local dining was excellent-especially the seafood restaurant in nearby La Manga. A pleasant surprise was our discovery that the owner was a noted artist. His works grace the quarters. We purchased one of his pieces and it now reminds us of our pleasant stay. We definitely recommend this facility for a quiet stay. Additionally it is in a secured gated location up on the hill over town.
San Carlos is famous for it's deep sea fishing, both summer and winter as well as being a premier boating destination in the Sea of Cortez. There are also many good diving areas, kiteboarding, mountain biking, hiking, softball league, great atving and side by side (Razr) roads and trails, pickleball, golf, resrtaurants and live music, a bird watching group and other outdoor sports.