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Pilar Beachfront, huge porch, palms, hear waves 24/7, 3BR & 1 BR Beach Condos

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, lots of windows, spacious upstairs master suite, sea breezes

Relaxing 3 bedroom/2 bath home in THE VERY BEST LOCATION at water's edge. Huge front porches on this 2 story condo enjoy spectacular views & refreshing breezes. This special beachfront villa has a legendary history, having been previously owned by well known singer & actor, Burl Ives. For many years this was his idyllic hideaway by the sea. Now you can step back in time and live the legend. Read more history below.

Also have additional 1 bedroom condo at same location that sleeps 4 and rents for $89/night. See VRBO#890649.

This 3 bedroom beachfront home is not your typical rental, it is very well equipped so you can feel right at home... but at the beach…. under the palm trees and the stars, surrounded by colorful bougainvillea in a lushly landscaped grassy park-like setting, where you can hear the waves constantly. Watch the dolphins swim by right off from the front porch. You can even join the dolphins if you want to hop in a kayak and paddle alongside, or just jump in the water and swim with them. The pristine white-sand beach invites long quiet walks where you can collect a great variety of sea shells, freshly washed up on the shore every day. You can also observe an abundance of maritime wild life including sea gulls, pelicans, sea turtles, dolphins, whales, and many different fish. Adjacent mangrove lined estuary is teaming with marine life & can be explored by kayak. There is a restaurant/bar on site so you don't have to drive into town for a night out. Most grocery needs are available at any of several stores in San Carlos, a quiet beach town 5 minutes away by car.

Sleeps 6 adults + 2 kids, with king size bed in upstairs master suite facing the water, 1 single & 1 full bed in 2nd bedroom facing courtyard and 2 single beds in 3rd bedroom, which faces beachside. Additional mattress available if necessary for younger person on floor. There is a fully equipped kitchen and adjacent dining area with a beach view. You can also cook outdoors with propane cook stove under the shade of beachfront porch. Enjoy your meals beachside around a large round mahogany table. High end 4 zone multi split A/C & Heating system provides precise temperature control in each room. Running whisper quiet, it allows you to enjoy the soothing sound of waves throughout the residence. There are dimmers on nearly every light switch, so you can enjoy the lighting at whatever level is comfortable for you. Internet phone provides free calls to US & Canada.

$189/night. Discounted weekly rates and last minute discounts are an option if arriving less than 1 week from reservation date, subject to availability. Smoke free. Pets considered with advanced authorization.

Also have additional 1 bedroom condo at same location that sleeps 4 and rents for $89/night. See VRBO#890649.

SPECIAL HISTORY OF THIS 3 BEDROOM BEACH VILLA: Architect Raul F. Garduno of Newport Beach, CA, (the uniquely talented architect of the entire Pilar community) designed this spacious villa as his personal home. It is surrounded by well kept grass lawns, colorful bougainvillea & relaxing palm trees on 3 sides, immediately next to the beach. The two front porches feature commanding views up & down the surf line in both directions, and provide spectacular views of both sunrise and sunset.

Burl Ives, well known music and film star, purchased this home from the architect and for many years it was his personal beach retreat. You can truly feel the nostalgic mystique of a bygone era surrounding this historically significant home.

More Details

Cam Anderson
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, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018


San Carlos Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ground Floor Bath - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs bathroom is part of the Master Suite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Master Suite - 1 king , Spacious upstairs suite opens out to upstairs covered porch
    Ground Floor Beachfront Bedroom - 1 double , Windows open toward the beach
    Ground Floor Courtyard Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Windows look out on palm covered grassy courtyard
  • Master Suite includes king size bed, separate bathroom, large tub with picture window overlooking beach (including shower curtain for privacy), spectacular views through large windows facing both directions up & down the beach. Covered 2nd floor porch off the master suite provides a premium lookout view over the entire beach, offering one of a kind views of both the sunrise and sunset.
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Historically significant getaway provides an idyllic beachfront vacation setting you'll truly enjoy.


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Pilar Beachfront, huge porch, palms, hear waves 24/7, 3BR & 1 BR Beach Condos
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews
University Place, WA USA

Large condo with all the amenities of home!

  • 5 of 5

Large condo with all the amenities of home. Great ocean front view and just a few steps away from walking on the beach or swimming in the warm waters.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, Az 85746

A wonderful place for fun.

  • 5 of 5

Going to sleep listening to the sound of the waves.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time by the beach, the house is well equipped and comfortable- The AC worked very well. My family and I woke up every day and just took a few steps out to the grass and enjoyed morning coffe I front of the calm ocean. We will definitely be back.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Great house and hosts

  • 5 of 5

The best beachfront stay ever! A home away from home. So many small touches made our visit outstanding thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Location location location

Looking forward to duplicate the visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Great place right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this condo! It was very clean and nicely decorated! Beautiful views! We spent much of our time just relaxing on the patio watching the ocean, dolphins and pelicans diving for fish. The beach is right off the patio. The condo owner was very nice and quick to respond to any questions we had. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Hacienda Mar de Cortez Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
San Carlos Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Hacienda Mar de Cortez Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
A few steps from the front porch.
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $100
Non-refundable damage $49

Daily utility charges are now included in the rental rate, so Guest will not be charged additional at the on-site office.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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