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Two Garden Balconies, Gorgeous Views, Steps To The Beach"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms.

Nestled in this charmingly landscaped compound on the ocean, Condominiums Pilar provides the beach enthusiast opportunity to swim, sun, kayak with the dolphins and to visit with the pelicans, herons and roseate spoonbills residing in the adjacent estuary. San Francisco Beach, considered the best shell beach, runs from the Pilar condos all the way to the city of San Carlos. The area provides many choices for fine or casual dining, shopping, fishing, hiking and a variety of night life.

This two bedroom, two bath condo has been artistically decorated with bright paintings, folk art and comfortable, stylish furniture. Two lovely garden balconies offer gorgeous views of the ocean, estuary and mountains. The condo is equipped with microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, new self lighting stove and a large butcher block rolling counter. Owners installed 3 new mini split cooling and heating units last year. The balcony adjacent to the living room has table & chairs, benches and a gas grill. Beach chairs, umbrella, linens and towels are provided. Condominiums Pilar has a swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis and the Hacienda Mar de Cortez Restaurant. Check 'Rates' and reserve our double kayak and 2 bikes ahead of time.

More Details

Property Manager
Lynn Rutherford
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Lynn Rutherford

Phillip & I are semi retired and have been coming to San Carlos and Pilar off and on since 1989. Beautiful beaches, ocean, sun and mountains offer unlimited adventure. We have lovingly furnished and equipped this condo as if it were our full time home, because it is, for 7 months of the year. You will find everything you need to make yourself feel right at home.

Lynn Rutherford purchased this condo in 2011

Why Lynn Rutherford chose Guaymas

This charmingly landscaped property, the beautiful views, sandy beach and friendly staff make for a lovely vacation experience.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is bright and beautiful with Saltillo tile floors, renovated kitchen and baths, two garden balconies, artful decoration and gorgeous views! A dedicated internet and Mexican phone line, HDTV with Blue Ray player and stereo system keep you fully connected to the world, if you so desire.


Guaymas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • We have installed new toilets, new shower fixtures and a new hot water heater.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin beds downstairs, King bed upstairs and Queen sofa couch in living area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This condo has a direct cable, DSL and telephone connection, the only one in the complex. Mexican phone line included. Very convenient for the vacationer who must keep in touch. HDTV with Blue Ray player and stereo system are provided. Or if you choose, you may ignore these amenities and take a rest from the world! Be sure to ask our manager, Lynn Rutherford, about access to our kayaks and bicycles. Beach umbrella, towels and chairs provided. Outdoor grill on patio.


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Two Garden Balconies, Gorgeous Views, Steps To The Beach
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful condo, great vacation

  • 5 of 5

The condo was extremely clean and well furnished. The view out to the estuary was awesome for me because I love birds. One of the best things was Alberto at the restaurant at Pilar. The food there is incredible and very reasonably priced. Anything they make is super delicious. We decided next time to skip making food at the condo and only eat out because it was cheaper and better tasting! The beach is wonderful and has neat shells. We will definitely stay hear again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful condo, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the condo and had a wonderful time. It was very comfortable and we felt right at home. We will look to stay here again next time in San Carlos!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superior stay with a couple of glitches

  • 5 of 5

The location is superb, by the famous El Soldado estuary and the best beach in San Carlos. The views are stunning at all times of day; sunrise, daytime, sunset and starry night!

The condo is large, well planned and decorated nicely. Although the advert states Roku is available, it is not. A couple of other issues were promptly and satisfactorily addressed by Lynn, the condo manager, and by the condo owner. The condo wifi has a great signal. Phone service is best outdoors.

Our stay was peaceful both day and night, and we felt secure knowing that the Condominiums Pilar's four sentry cats were on duty at all times. Manchita, the youngest and friendliest is adorable and quickly bonded with my husband over some kitty treats! Dog owners are required to have dogs on leash on the property.

The Pilar staff are professional, helpful and friendly. Everyone made us feel welcomed.

One note of caution. Make sure you get information up front on all potential charges and costs for your stay.

Many of the residents and renters are American or Canadian and form an ever evolving expat community.

San Carlos itself is a treasure. I advise you visit as soon as possible, while it still has a small town vibe.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice long weekend

  • 4 of 5

Holiday weekend rental for 4 adults was a welcome retreat. The rental was very clean, and well equipped. The kitchen appliances and cookware were in excellent condition. Pleasantly surprised by the great mattresses and peaceful location. Lynn was super helpful and very responsive to our requests - top shelf service! Kayak and bikes available too. Pilar is a special place and I am glad we found this unit available. The balconies were wonderful for relaxing and watching the water and the sunrise.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for the price!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! Place was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. We were also able to rent a kayak for the weekend, which made our trip. Only two gripes (if you can call them that) was that the condo is in the furthest building from the beach, though it's still a close walk, and the bathrooms are older. Otherwise, we highly recommend it, especially for the price.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic rental

  • 5 of 5

Great rental, well maintained and the agent was prompt and courteous. Really could not of been happier with the entire experience. Pilar is beautiful and so is San Carlos

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hacienda Mar de Cortez on site
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
San Carlos
Nearest Restaurant
Hacienda Mar de Cortez on site
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
San Francisco Beach
Car: recommended

The on site restaurant, Hacienda El Mar de Cortez, has just opened for lunch, dinner and cocktails.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Effective June 2017, guests no longer pay the Condominios Pilar daily utility fee.
Pilar office no longer accepts payment in U.S. dollars. All cash payments must be made in Mexican Pesos.
Credit cards are accepted, excluding Discover and American Express, 5% processing fee applies.
One double kayak available to rent for $25 US for the duration of your stay. Please reserve ahead of time.
Rates subject to change prior to notification.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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