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Mediterranean-Like Neighborhood, Stunning Sea of Cortez, Mountain & Boating View

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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Lots of Boating Traffic Passes the House to Enhance the Spectacular View

This architect designed custom home was completed in 2008 with all modern conveniences. The tastefully appointed guest apartment offers privacy, is self-contained with one bedroom and incredible sunset views over the yachts at anchor and Tetakawi mountain. Total area of living space is 1,000 sq. ft., with private access , colorful gardens and a barbecue on the patio. This fully air conditioned residence offers tall ceilings, tiled floors and counters, cedar cabinets in a gorgeous modern Spanish style home. Watch the boating action as you sip coffee from bed or lounge on the decks overlooking a Mediterranean style view. Swim in nearby coconut fringed beaches, hike under the bluffs at low tide, or walk down to the marina, restaurants and shops. Rent a kayak or swim at the nearby Marina Terra Beach Club. Listen to live music at one of the beachfront bars, horse ride to secret oasis's or ATV to many incredible locations. Sail, kiteboard, snorkel, dive or fish from wonderful lagoons or off shore islands. This is truly an outdoor wonderland that includes many good restaurants and sporting activities including a golf course, pickleball and tennis courts to name a few.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Bed is a queen size pillow top...moreless

  • The master bedroom features fantastic views, hard to get out of bed, unless for coffee. 2nd queen bed available currently stored in closet, can be setup in living room area....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Designed and constructed specifically as a private home with a guest apartment downstairs, the property affords amazing privacy and incredible views. Everything is to the highest standard and the property receives a lot of love that shows through everywhere....moreless


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Just above a coconut fringed sandy beach...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Looking directly across San Carlos Bay to Mount Tetakawi....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    View over San Carlos Bay and the Sea of Cortez. With yachts coming and going making the view extra ordinary....moreless

  • Water View:

    View over San Carlos Bay and the Sea of Cortez. With yachts coming and going past the house. A true boat lovers retreat....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Two modern air conditioners that double as fans and heaters....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Via the air conditioners....moreless

  • Internet:

    Fast wifi internet service....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On the street in gated community...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder, maker, filters and sugar available in apartment, just bring your own favorite coffee and cream....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Custom cedar cabinets and special tiled counter tops with double sink, garbage disposal, convection gas oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, pantry and all pots, pans, etc.....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Blender for smoothies and/or margaritas...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Boat charters available ask Paul...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Amazing water, boat, mountain and sunset views from the deck. BBQ and small table and chairs on patio....moreless

  • Golf:

    San Carlos has a golf course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks and peddle boats available to rent at the Marina Terra Beach Club near the entrance to our gated community. Plus they make a mean blended Mango Margarita!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nicely landscaped....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    A pool club is available at the bottom of the hill that features a large pool, change room, bar/restaurant and kayaks and paddle boats for rent off of the beach....moreless



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3 night min stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $50


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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Captain's Club
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Carlos Country Club
Caracol Turístico, Son., Mexico
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 15, four lanes
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Caracol Turístico, Son., Mexico
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Caracol Peninsula

Car: Recommended

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, a bird watching group and other outdoor sports.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Caracol Turístico, Son., Mexico:
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 on the beachfront.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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. 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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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

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  • Sunset on roof of house.

    Sunset on roof of house.

  • Sunset overlooking Mount Tetakawi and the Sea of Cortez

    Sunset overlooking Mount Tetakawi and the Sea of Cortez

  • Street view, black car shows on street parking space

    Street view, black car shows on street parking space

  • Entry garden

    Entry garden

  • Palm garden

    Palm garden

  • View from dining room showing research vessel anchored in front of the house.

    View from dining room showing research vessel anchored in front of the house.

  • Pantry, bar with washer & drier underneath

    Pantry, bar with washer & drier underneath

  • Dine with a view to the horizon

    Dine with a view to the horizon

  • Deck, featuring a bbq table and seats.

    Deck, featuring a bbq table and seats.

  • Some more of the view.

    Some more of the view.

  • Mega yacht anchored in front of house.

    Mega yacht anchored in front of house.

  • Panoramic photo from the house.

    Panoramic photo from the house.

  • View from the deck.

    View from the deck.

  • Street entrance

    Street entrance

  • Custom built home.

    Custom built home.

  • Part of the view from the dining/living room.

    Part of the view from the dining/living room.

  • Partial view from bedroom.

    Partial view from bedroom.

  • View from terrace to lower garden and beyond

    View from terrace to lower garden and beyond

  • Enjoy an active view with yachts and sailboats passing by

    Enjoy an active view with yachts and sailboats passing by

  • Another sunset.

    Another sunset.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017

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