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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 guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

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 queen , Media room that has couch that converts to a queen 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
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • 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 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

Even better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home that was fantastic to stay in. Ron was very helpful. The only thing wrong was that there was not a single extra roll of toilet paper in the whole house and there is nowhere to buy any unless you drive into town. The views were unbelievable and the house was very clean.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merry month of January

  • 5 of 5

The villa was fantastic, and Ron is a wonderful host who was always ready to attend to any little thing and make us comfortable. The view is astounding and San Carlos is great. What a place to avoid the travails of winter up north. The kitchen and baths are well appointed, and if you want a work out on the stairs out back, Ron may even let you use the kayak. When the afternoon winds of winter kick up, there is a wonderful courtyard on the lee side to lounge in. The neighborhood is lovely, with hilly cobble-stone streets, and a cute community beach to walk to. Thanks Ron for everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and amazing home

  • 5 of 5

Was a great place to stay and Ron was great to work with

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Waking up every morning looking at the sea and mountains is amazing. Thanks Ron great experience

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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
Pet Fee $60
Wifi/Internet $15

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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