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PLAYA ARCADIA 🐬 Beach Front 🐬 Palapa, FirePiT, Upstairs Deck & New Kitchen

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3800 Sf 4 Bedroom 3.5 Ba Beachfront Home - 3 Master Bedrooms & 4th Huge kids rm

Playa Arcadia is a very unique beachfront home, located directly on the Sea of Cortez, in the charming fishing village of Puerto Penasco, (also known as “Rocky Point”), that offers a multitude of amenities, located in the most desirable gated and guarded community of Las Conchas.

Playa Arcadia (which loosely means a tranquil beach) is a 3800 sf beach front home, with 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. With its huge centrally located great room, this home is perfectly set up for friends and families that travel together. Professionally decorated with many locally sourced pieces of furniture and artwork, this home offers a truly exceptional beachfront vacation experience.

After passing through the private front courtyard, you enter this home through the large foyer, and are immediately greeted by views of the Sea of Cortez.

The Great room, the central gathering space, has a beautiful boveda ceiling installed by traveling artisans, and is designed for comfort. Enjoy relaxing on the large sectional sofas, the love seat, or the kitchen breakfast bar. From wherever you stand or sit in the room, you are provided a panoramic view of the beach and ocean. Open all the sliding doors, and the smell and sound of the ocean will surround you.

The Great room centers around a large gas fireplace, with whole house Satellite TV, a 55” flat screen, surround sound system that plays DVDs, music via USB or Bluetooth, and is internet connected. The Wi-Fi system enables you to surf the internet for work or pleasure. Other amenities include ceiling fans throughout and two central heating and cooling units.

Enjoy sharing meals at the large hand carved wood dining table, or the custom tiled breakfast bar. The Large kitchen is set up wonderfully and fully equipped with gas stove, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, and reverse osmosis drinking water system. All necessary small appliances are there as well, including coffee maker, toaster, blender, can opener, etc. Dishes, spices plates glasses, utensils and cookware round out the kitchen. . If outdoor cooking is your choice, enjoy the 4 burner grill on the back patio.

Able to sleep 11 comfortably, or up to 14, most notably this home has 3 “Master” bedrooms all with king size beds and glass doors that open to beautiful beach side patios with breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez. Two of these masters have their own bathrooms with double sinks, shower and toilet. Those two masters also have their own propane fireplaces, flat screen TV’s and DVD players. Closet space is abundant, with built in drawers and shelves.

The fourth bedroom is quite large, and is set up as a kids or young adults room, with two bunk beds, with fulls on the bottom, and twins on the top. There is also a futon couch that folds open to the size of a full. A large dresser and closet allow for ample storage space, and a 44” flat screen TV with DVD player assures entertainment for those younger vacationers to enjoy.

The 3 full size bathrooms are large with custom tile and snail showers with decorative glass block. All three bathrooms have two vanities, and two have separate toilet rooms. A half bath is conveniently located off of the kitchen. A laundry room with full size washer and dryer is available as well.

You simply cannot get closer to the beach than this house. The main patio at house level offers sun and shaded areas to enjoy reading, relaxing or tanning. The expansive tiled lower patio runs the width of the property, and puts you right on the water’s edge at certain high tides. From here 12 steps take you to the beach below. The final touch is the spiral stair case that takes you up to the roof top deck. From this deck, 40’ above the beach below, the views are stunning. At times, schools of dolphins can be spotted feeding and playing.

The beach offer a spectacular array of activities. At low tide, the water may move out 1/3 of a mile. Play football, baseball, Frisbee, or explore the tide pools for octopus, lion-fish and sand crabs. When the water comes in, swim, snorkel or float literally feet from the house. Local vendors walk the beach selling jewelry and curios, and banana boat and Jet Ski rides are available, as is horseback riding. Even professional musses can set up on the beach for a massage.

Take the time at sunset to pause and watch the sun slowly descend behind the mountains of San Felipe, 70 miles to the west. You will notice most people slow down nightly and watch the sunset, either from the beach or their patios. If there are light clouds in the sky, the horizon may turn a fiery red orange, be sure to take a picture.

Pick a day and take a trip into town, as there are countless restaurants, bars, and shops that have just about something for everyone. If you go to the Old Port section, all are within walking distance of each other.

Our home is located in Section one, approximately right in the middle of Las Conchas. The beach is this area is sand, not rock as occurs in other areas of Penasco. From the lower patio, the beach is right below you , so you can sit on the patio and not worry about the kids playing below on the beach. There is a faucet / shower located at the top of the steps coming up from the beach to rinse away sand. We also provide patio tables, numerous outdoor chairs, chaise lounges and 4 beach chairs.

In addition, we provide the following items that will make your trip more enjoyable:

Satellite TV

Internet, WiFi

Phone service to the US

Bedroom clocks with USB ports

Linens and bathroom towels

Some Beach towels

paper towels and toilet paper

Soaps, shampoos conditioner

laundry soap / dishwasher soap

Patio furniture

Beach Chairs

A case of bottled water upon your arrival

A Reverse Osmosis drinking water system in the kitchen

Kitchen spices and some condiments

Our home is privately owned and privately maintained by us and a local Rocky Point resident we have known and worked with for years. The house is clean, modern, and very well cared for, with continuous preventative maintenance performed. In the event a problem arises, we can have someone at the home in a short period of time.

More Details

Carolyn and Aric Clawson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Carolyn and Aric Clawson

Our names are Aric and Carolyn - we are native Arizonans and have 3 children. Our favorite travelling destinations are the wine country north of the Bay area, Puerto Penasco Mexico, and Pinetop Arizona. Our most recent travel experience was a cruise that took us to Aruba, the Panama Canal, Cartagena Columbia, Costa Rica, and Nassau.

Carolyn has been coming down to Rocky Point since she was 6 years old, when her mom would bring down groups of Girl Scouts for weekend adventures. Those trips evolved into spring break adventures during college, then later into family trips as we continued to enjoy the timeless beauty of Rocky Point.

Carolyn and Aric Clawson purchased this house in 2001

Why Carolyn and Aric Clawson chose Las Conchas

We purchased the house as a new build in 2001. We loved this home from the moment we first saw it. We named it "Playa Arcadia" which means "Tranquil Beach".

It is right on the water, we loved the huge enclosed patio that was perfect for large groups and many areas to lounge and gather or sit quietly and read a book. The patio has a ramp as well as stairs that lead to the sand - 15 feet from the patio!

Puerto Penasco is located only 60 miles south of the Arizona / Mexico border. Crossing the border is easy, and the drive is quick. Once you have arrived in Rocky Point, you will find that most of the people in the shops and restaurants speak at least some English, are friendly, and very willing to assist you in whatever your needs are.

The real reason for being here is the ocean and beaches. Generally they are never too busy, and are a paradise, whether enjoying the water or just taking a walk.

Our home is located in the gated and privately patrolled Las Conchas community, one of Rocky Points most established and secure areas, and the only large subdivision of homes that has 24 hour private security. Homes in Las Conchas range in price from about $150,000, up to several million dollar beach front compounds. All cars in and out pass through the private Las Conchas guard gate, where the security officers are friendly and willing to assist with directions.

Most owners are longtime residents that cherish the area and appreciate a quiet and safe environment. Many families bring their kids down to play on the beaches? Many enjoy the multitude of immediate amenities such as the fishing, snorkeling, shopping, restaurants, or just taking a walk along the beach.

What makes this house unique

The layout is perfect with a huge great room centrally located and oriented towards the beach. From there, 3 master bedrooms all open up to the beach side of the house. The 4th bedroom is huge and great for kids and young adults.

The furnishings and tile work are all exceptional, and perfect for a beach home, without being too colorful.

There are 2 levels of patios, all beachfront. From the lower patio, concrete stairs descend directly to the beach. The upper patio is at house level and has many areas to sit and read, in sun or shade, or watch the world go by. There is also a spiral staircase that leads up to a roof top deck, where the views are breathtaking, as you are approximately 40’ above the beach below.


Las Conchas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Iin master bedroom #1, 2 vanities, huge walk in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Between Bdr 2 and 4, double vanity, toilet room
    Master Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , In Mstr Bdr #3, 2 vanities, snail shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Located off of great room. very convenient.
  • The house has 3.5 bathrooms, all featuring excellent Mexican tile work and glass block in the showers. Master bath #1 is located in Master bedroom #1, and has 2 vanities, a separate toilet room, snail shower and large walk in closet with built in cabinets. Bath #2 is located between Bedrooms 2 and 4, and features 2 vanities, a separate toilet room and a large shower. Master bath #3 in located in Master bedroom #3, and has 2 vanities and a snail shower. Bath #4 is a half bath located off of the great room, and is perfect for daily use.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Each bunk has one twin and one full. Futon folds to a full
    Master Bedroom #1 - 1 king , faces beach, ocean view, private, own bathroom, fireplace
    Master bedroom #3 - 1 king , Faces the beach, ocean views, door to patio
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Faces the beach, ocean views, door to patio, fireplace
  • Master bedroom #1 is located on the west side of the house, facing the ocean, with glass doors and its own patio to the beach. It has a king with new bedding, fireplace, TV with DVD, and bathroom. The bathroom has double vanities, a separate toilet room and a large walk in closet with built in cabinets. This is the most private bedroom in the house. Master bedroom #2 is located on the east side of the house, facing the ocean, with glass doors and a patio to the beach. it has a king bed, new bedding, and a huge closet. Master bedroom #3 is located on the east end of the house facing the ocean, with glass doors and its own patio to the beach. It has a king bed with new bedding, fireplace, TV with DVD, and bathroom. The bathroom has double vanities, and a snail shower. Bedroom 4 is huge and located on the NE corner of the house. it has 2 bunk beds (twin top / full bottom), new bedding, and a fold out futon. It has a large closet, dresser and 44" TV with DVD. Great for kids.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We have known a Rocky Point resident, Jose for years. Between him and us, we can provide information, tips and contacts for the following activities, please contact us with your questions! Restaurants Bars Grocery stores Fresh shrimp Ice Cream Shopping souvenirs Shopping furnishings Boat charter Jet ski rental Quad rental Horseback riding Banana boat Beach massage Medical needs Automotive needs


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PLAYA ARCADIA 🐬 Beach Front 🐬 Palapa, FirePiT, Upstairs Deck & New Kitchen
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 86 reviews
Prescott, AZ

Beauty and the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This home is a gem. We visited with two other families and had plenty of room for everyone to be together and comfortable. The house is beautiful, right on the water and the extensive patio was one of my favorite parts. Super safe in Las Conchas. Can't go wrong here.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you loved our house Christine! Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate your thoughts and to hear what you liked about our beachhouse! Your review was our 50th REVIEW and We wanted to extend to you a $100 prize credit toward your next rental! We really love to get feedback about your stay and our home! Come back again soon! Carolyn and Aric
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Great home and great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and in a fantastic location. The ocean and beach access were perfect. Great size for a couple families. Will definitely book again for a return trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best of the best

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from Puerto Penasco yesterday. My wife and I have been visiting this town regularly for a couple of years bringing large groups with us. Of the dozen trips we have taken this home has been the best.

Summary of items:

- Beach is great. The beach can get pretty rocky in some areas of town. This area is just right. Mostly sand but also some patches of rock where you can go exploring during low tide.

- The gas fire places and outdoor fire pit were a great hit. Three of the bedrooms had fire places that were a really nice touch during this time of the year.

- Two odd items that make the home kinda fun. First, stand in the living room at one end and whisper. Be careful what you say because it can be heard anywhere in that room. Second, a little awkward to talk about but sit on a toilet in the master bath or shared bath and read your cell phone. The tile patterns in both baths have a rather strange affect on your balance.

- The home is spacious, clean and well stocked with everything you need for out of towners.

Thanks for the great vacation Carolyn!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Where do you live?Gilbert Arizona

Wow! Perfect Property.

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed with this property. We had a family of 9 and we had tons of room. The home is right on the beach which we loved. Everything was clean and in working order . Wifi was great. It was a cold weekend when we were there, so we used the outside and indoor fires. The owners were very good to work with. Very good at communicating before and during our stay. This is our 4th time staying in Rocky Point and this is our favorite rental by far! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flagstaff, AZ

Clean, awesome location, best of 5 different houses we have rented in Rocky Point.

  • 5 of 5

Completely happy with this rental, layout of house was great. No complaints.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! The house was plenty spacious for the entire family and came equipped with everything you could possibly need. The beachfront location was ideal. We spent every day and night on the huge patio overlooking the ocean. Breakfast burritos were delivered by Peter with Peter’s Tamales every morning. We’ve already begun planning our next trip. Highly recommend Playa Arcadia!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
Las Conchas Beach
Car: recommended

One of our favorite places to go is Old Port. lt is the oldest part of town, and has the fish market, lots of restaurants and bars, and lots of shopping. As it is a very condensed area, you part in a big lot to the north, and then you can easily walk the entire area. the vendors are persistent, but friendly and respectful.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145
Damage Deposit $395

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Holiday rentals have a 60 day cancellation for full refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.