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Mediterranean-like Neighborhood, Stunning Sea Of Cortez, Mountain & Boating View

Caracol Turístico, Son., Mexico
  • Villa1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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. You also have access to the beautiful garden below the apartment that includes the Bowsprit Bar. A perfect place to have a drink or read a book as the yachts pass by the house. 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.


Paul Bishop

Member Since 2011
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english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
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 San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, Bed is a queen size pillow top
      • The master bedroom features fantastic views, hard to get out of bed, unless for coffee.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            Just above a coconut fringed sandy beach
          • Mountain View
            Looking directly across San Carlos Bay to Mount Tetakawi.
          • Ocean View
            View over San Carlos Bay and the Sea of Cortez. With yachts coming and going making the view extra ordinary.
          • 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.


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Two modern air conditioners that double as fans and heaters. The one remote works both units.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Via the air conditioners.
                      • Internet
                        Fast wifi internet service.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        On the street in front of our garage. Please do NOT park across the street in dug out area as the property owner uses it on random evenings to park his car towing a trailer.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels provided, bring your beach towels.
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee grinder, maker, filters and sugar available in apartment, just bring your own favorite coffee and cream.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Custom cedar cabinets and special tiled counter tops with double sink, convection gas oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, pantry and all pots, pans, etc..
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Blender for smoothies and/or margaritas
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                    Plug your smart phone or laptop into a couple of stereo speakers in the bedroom
                                  • Television


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Boat
                                        Boat charters available ask the Hattie Annie, fliers in casita or google them
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Amazing water, boat, mountain and sunset views from the deck. BBQ and small table and chairs on patio.
                                      • Golf
                                        San Carlos has a golf course
                                      • 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!
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Below the apartment there is a beautiful garden for your use. It includes the Bowsprit Bar and is the perfect place to have drinks or read a book while the yachts come and go past the house.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas bbq.
                                      • Tennis
                                        In town
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Diving charters and gear available in town. Also great deep sea fishing.


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                The Marina Terra Pool Club is at the bottom of the hill featuring a large pool, bar, kayaks and paddle boats for rent. El Mar has a pool for 50 pesos or buy food or drink instead & swim for free.


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • marina
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • 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.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    71 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Dramatic views and tranquility

                                                                    Charles M.

                                                                    This was our first visit to San Carlos and we thoroughly enjoyed the days we spent there. The Bishop's casita is a jewel. It provides all the comforts of home in a spacious private setting. We were completely at home and were amazed to wake up to a world class view of the bay and mountains. The VBR photos are for real. We have no problem recommending this casita, it is perfect for couples.


                                                                    Jon & Meg L.

                                                                    The view alone will fulfill your needs. The accommodations nearly match it..........would definitely return.

                                                                    Great location

                                                                    Ronald Z.Casa Grande AZ USA

                                                                    Wonderful Casita with great views . Would stay again

                                                                    Beautiful view. Charming guest quarters.

                                                                    Orest Z.

                                                                    The villa had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The view from every window was spectacular. Would definitely recommend this property.

                                                                    Very neat and organized. The owner is a painter; his paintings added delightful color to the rooms.

                                                                    George N.

                                                                    We stayed 10 days and enjoyed all of it. Incredible view from casita. We never saw another place in San Carlos that we would have preferred as a vacation rental. Delightful and sometimes hardy walks on the Caracol and surrounding mountains. The owners, a delightful and interesting couple, were always available should a need arise. Without a need we rarely so them.


                                                                    Amber R.

                                                                    We REALLY enjoyed our stay in San Carlos! We drove all around and all agree that there is no better spot to sit and watch the colors change over the rocks and water. The Casita was so clean and well appointed, I loved the owner's original artwork of the local surroundings throughout the house. He and his wife were on site for any questions. The view from every window is simply amazing! You will not be disappointed here. The only bad part of this stay was having to leave when the week came to an end!


                                                                    Caracol Turístico, Son., Mexico

                                                                    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.


                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    $99 per night for up to two people and one car

                                                                    71 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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