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Fantastic views in a stunningly lovely Mexican Villa

Bedrooms 2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, plus sleeping area in media room. Sleeps 8

Casa de los Sueños (House of Dreams)

This beautiful Mexican/Italian style home has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with a media/TV room, very large living room with vaulted ceilings, beautiful kitchen with quality appliances, large wrap around balcony, 3 fireplaces, and great views from every window San Carlos Marina, Sea of Cortez and Teta Mountain with a beautiful courtyard in the entrance all with a Mexican flair… Downstairs there is a full studio apartment with full kitchen and bath that is beautifully decorated, as is all of the home. (apartment counted as one of the three bedroom/baths) Studio has queen bed and a Sofa Bed to sleep three in the studio, and the media room doubles as a fourth bedroom.

Ron Halverson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Ron Halverson

I am a retired US Army COL who after retiring from the Army served as a Senior Lecturer/Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey CA for ten years. I am now semi retired. I still do some contract work with the Naval Postgraduate School if they have a project that I can add value to that is in a country that I have not been to, or an area of the world that I enjoy.

Ron Halverson purchased this villa in 2015

Why Ron Halverson chose Caracol Turístico

Traveled to San Carlos to visit a colleague who was a Afghan subject mater expert that I had worked with a great deal at NPS. I loved the area as it reminded me of one of my favorite areas of the world (The Dalmatian Coast, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia where I had been assigned in the Army and returned to a number of times with NPS) and so I decided to purchase a home where I could live right on the water, walk to my kayak carrying my morning coffee. Love it hear!

What makes this villa unique

San Carlos is a wonderful area with so many things to do. If you love the outdoors, love mountains, water, sand and sunshine, you will love it here. So, we have many great restaurants, hiking trails, kayaking, snorkeling, diving, fishing, boating and just walking on the beach. And it is all priced reasonably.


Caracol Turístico Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Master Bathroom with the Master Bedroom
    Bathroom in lower level apartment - toilet , shower
    Guest Bedroom - Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bedroom and bathroom on main floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom w/a round bed, walk out to patio, two balcony
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom with walk out to courtyard.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom is a studio apartment with a complete kitchen/bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Media room that has couch that converts to a double bed.
  • Large Master Bedroom suite with walk out to deck and great views from two Romeo and Juliet balconies. Large second guest bedroom with walk out to courtyard. Downstairs is a studio apartment with two twin beds and a sofa sleeper. Also available on site is a twin blow up bed for a total of eight beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Fantastic views in a stunningly lovely Mexican Villa
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Fantastic View!

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic View and Great House! Ron Halverson was a fantastic host, stopped by to make sure we knew everything about the house, places to go, etc!!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great home for our Scuba Diving trip

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home to stay in for a ton of reasons! Spacious and comfortable and right around the corner from the Marina and restaurants. You cannot go wrong with this home and I highly recommend it. The views are spectacular especially at sunrise and sunset, you can have coffee and watch the sunrise before your dive trip and watch the sunset and relax with a Margarita on the patio in the evening.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Carlos stay

  • 5 of 5

We were in San Carlos for a long weekend and rented this-wish we could have stayed longer. The house is big and solid with outsized and unique details. It made me feel like I was in an old world castle or villa. There are lots of windows and doors to take in the ocean breeze and views, which are magnificent. House is in a quiet neighborhood with hilly, cobblestone lanes. Property manager and friend went above and beyond when we had a problem that could have derailed the vacation-not house related.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than a view!

  • 5 of 5

I can add very little about the view than what has already been said...simply amazing! But the house is more than that. It is truly a beautiful home in a great neighborhood where pride of ownership is seen throughout. Will be one of the best decisions you make when visiting San Carlos.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a phenomenal house

  • 5 of 5

We were only in San Carlos for 4 days but this house is truly amazing. Sunrise, sunset and everything in between is an amazing view from this home. The one thing we did not expect and truly enjoyed was the cool breeze that was almost constant and not only making the heat bearable but the patio enjoyable. I highly recommend this house to anyone that wants to visit! Thanks Ron!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place, amazing views, owner was extremely helpful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in San Carlos. The house was beautiful and very comfortable. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many- But Captains Club closest
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
San Carlos Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many- Captains Club, Hammer Heads,
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beach Club and Cotton Cove both a 1/4 mile away,
Car: recommended

The Caracol Peninsula is one of the original developments in San Carlos. There are many interesting homes built overlooking the Bay of San Carlos, the San Carlos Marina, and the Sea of Cortez.

Actual Street Address is:

488 Paso del Hipocampo

San Carlos, Sonora Mexico


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $60
Wifi/Internet $15
Pet Fee $60

Long term guests (28 days or more) will pay monthly utilities bills.

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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