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Beachfront at Pilar, huge shaded porch surrounded by palms, hear the waves 24/7

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
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017


Guaymas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Beachfront at Pilar, huge shaded porch surrounded by palms, hear the waves 24/7
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Home away from home♥

  • 5 of 5

Our second time at the condo and it feels as if we never left! Even the staff remembered us and called us by name. This time we brought even more family to stay at the condos and they cant wait to return and the feeling is mutual.

We love our condo~ :)

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully situated comfortable condo, right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation, a three night stay. The people were friendly, we ate in the little restaurant at Pilar, kayaked with the dolphins! Our grandkids enjoyed the pool. The owner was very prompt and helpful in responding to our questions. No complaints at all!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible views, hear the the ocean, beautiful sun rises/sun sets and see dophlins from your deck.

  • 5 of 5

The condo is just steps from a gorgeous beach and next to an estuary for bird watching. You can walk for miles along the undeveloped beach with a view of the rugged high mountains. See dolphins daily, year round off the deck and as you beach walk. Incredible sun rises and sun sets from your deck. Watch the pelicans and many shore birds dive into the ocean just off the beach - so exciting to see their feeding frenzy! Kayak into the estuary from the beach in front of the condo, out to the small island just off shore or along the beautiful undeveloped coastline. Loved this condo - truly a memorable experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place at Condos Pilares!

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed at this unit during the Labor Day weekend. We had a great time! The condo had ample room for the family and it was comforting. The beachfront condo was a beautiful! It was so peaceful hearing the ocean from the balcony. Having access to the beach was great for kids to go in and out of the condo with easy. The staff were very friendly at the Condo Pilares. The kids were able to swim with the dolphins one early morning as they cruised along the shoreline. The kids had a great time catching and releasing ghost crabs at night. It was a great vacation! The only drawback to the vacation, we had to reset the condo A/C unit frequently which I was informed by the owner that A/C unit was having problems. Overall, I enjoyed my stay at the beachfront Condo Pilar.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we wanted!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the very first minute you walk onto the property, you know your on vacation :) I cried when we had to leave...

This condo has almost everything you need for your stay, except an iron. Many people don't expect to have to iron clothes while on your stay, but we were there to attend a Quinceanera and we needed to iron clothes for the event. We looked everywhere..Crying and frustrated with my choice of wrinkled clothing I ran to the office and asked the front desk attendant if they had one and guess what? She did! I was without words and ready to kiss her!!!

Don't bring extras with you on vacation because this condo has everything you need. The home was perfecto!!! I want to live there year round. I was relaxed and didn't even need medicine to make me feel that way.

Just go swimming (shuffle your feet on the ocean shore to scare off the sting rays or you will get stung!!!) Collect shells like crazy, yes you can keep them as long as there is nothing living inside, take walks on the clean beach, say "hi" to all you meet, watch the dolphins swim with "mama" in the mornings ( yes, there is a lady there who swims with the dolphins on a daily basis...If she isn't there, either are they!) and RELAX!!! That is why you are on vacation.

Food can be cooked inside or out, but aren't you there to RELAX? If you are, then I have a suggestion. Go into the town of Guaymas and eat at the Cobacha, near the Walmart. This place was so good that we ate the 4 times in 7 days!!! Try the scalloped seafood pasta...YUMMY!!! Also, for a longer drive, go into San Carlos and ask for directions to La Manca" a small fishing village on the outside of San Carlos. It's a freaky long drive through dirt roads and a dirt village, but it's the way of life for the fisherman and their families. Go and explore the menu, the beach and their town. EAT, EAT and EAT!!! Don't forget to buy more awesome shells that aren't mass packed for purchase, but actually fished for by fisherman and sold as jewelry or wind chimes.

Ohhhhh I can't wait to go back.

We are seriously thinking of living there one day, but that's only if Cam want's to sell his condo in Paradise???? Come on Cam, call me first :)

I could go on and on, but I won't. Just go and see for yourself. Enjoy the people who are "old timers" there, ask them for advise if you need it, cuz they know the answers and by all means relax and enjoy this breathtaking home on the beach...♥

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect beach front property.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have stayed at Condominios Pilar. This three bed room condo is clean and well furnished with a spectacular view of the Sea of Cortez, the setting sun, and a playful pod of dolphins. We brought our hard shell kayaks both years and enjoyed birding in the nearby estuary, paddling through sea caves, and floating beside the dolphins. We enjoyed cooking the fresh sea food available locally. It was a perfect spot for lazy evenings with our children and our grand children.

We liked Gary's Nature Tour as a helpful overview of the geology and sea life in this unique area.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Hacienda Mar de Cortez Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
A few steps from the front porch.
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Guaymas Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.
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