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Delightful Condo on Sandy Beach in Sunny Puerta Penasco, Mexico

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Comfortable 2 bedroom Condo with georgous views and relaxed ambience

See safety mentions at the end of this section.

The Sonoran Sun Resort in Puerto Penasco, Mexico (Rocky Point in English) is an ocean front resort sitting on beautiful Sandy Beach at the very top of the Sea of Cortez. Our Condo, "Perca Conejito", sits on the seventh floor looking southwest over the Sea of Cortez.

Rocky Point is a laid back beach front village with activities for all ages including loafing on the beach (my favorite), golfing, and riding through the desert on ATV's. The Sea is calm. All age groups can enjoy the water. Night life caters to all groups pleasant quiet restaurants to raucous rock-n-roll bars.

Perca Conejito is equipped to house six with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a large shaded deck. Six sleep comfortably. King size beds are in the bedrooms. The couch opens to a queen size bed. There are televisions in every room serviced by DIRECT TV including the football package for avid fans!

We just finished a significant renovation. The living room furniture is new. The hideaway couch bed has a foam (think mini-Tempur-Pedic) mattress. I tried it. It is very comfortable. The tired, soiled drapes are replaced by cellular blinds. Individual blinds allow for selective viewing a clear field of view. While no one notices, the very ugly curly cue lights in the ceiling fixtures are gone. LED floods replaced them.

Kitchen is updated with stainless steel appliances and the necessities for dining in. There is a small electric barbecue on the deck for shrimp and steak.

The internet connection router is dual band 1.75Gbps total available bandwidth to support multiple devices.

This Condo is our home away from home. It is equipped for comfortable living.

Several restaurants can be reached by walking along the beach. To the West (right) is Wrecked at the Reef and Mare Blu. Mare Blu is Italian and Mexican considered to be one of the best restaurants in Rocky Point. To the East (left) is Changos.

NOTE: Sandy Beach faces south not west as one would expect. Facing the Sea, the sun rises to the left and sets to the right. One benefit is that you are not looking into the afternoon sun while on the beach.

SAFETY:

A reverse osmosis unit installed in the kitchen purifies water for drinking. The hot water heating tank has been replaced by an instant hot box in the utilities closet.

Smoke detectors are installed in the laundry and kitchen.

More Details

Owner
George McBride
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
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About George McBride

We are beach lovers. Rocky Point is the closest beach to Phoenix with the best water of any beach within easy reach.

I am a persistent entrepreneur commercializing a technology for treating heart failure over the web.

My wife, Carole is a retired pre-school teacher known affectionately by hundreds of students as "Miss Carole".

We are grandparents of boys and girls in the lower grades and high school.

You can find me on LinkedIn as George McBride.

The picture is our 50th anniversary. We were married as children.

George McBride purchased this condo in 2016

Why George McBride chose Rocky Point

Since the 1970's, we visited Mexican beaches.

We were in Cabo before Cabo Wabo opened. At that time it was a sleepy fishing village. Restaurants served complete dinners on the sand.

We have gone as far south as Puerto Vallarta and along the West Coast of mainland Mexico.

We like beaches. We like the relaxed atmosphere of Mexico.

Rocky Point is like Cabo in the 70's. It is a short drive from our home in Phoenix. This year we purchased this condo, which will be our home when the opportunity presents.

What makes this condo unique

Since the 1970's, we visited Mexican beaches.

We were in Cabo before Cabo Wabo opened. At that time it was a sleepy fishing village. Restaurants served complete dinners on the sand.

We have gone as far south as Puerto Vallarta and along the West Coast of mainland Mexico.

We like beaches. We like the relaxed atmosphere of Mexico.

Rocky Point is like Cabo in the 70's. It is a short drive from our home in Phoenix. This year we purchased this condo, which will be our home when the opportunity presents.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello, George!



We made it back safe and sound from Rocky Point and had a total ball.



We SO enjoyed your condo - it was absolutely beautiful and I can see why you want to retire there. The upgrades were so enjoyable, it felt like a modern, clean home.



We actually spent the majority of our time on your balcony. The furniture provided a great spot to hang out and listen to the waves and look out over that incredible view. My breath was taken away every time I looked outside the window. I am so happy for you that someday you will get to look at that every day.



We walked down the beach to Bandito's both days to eat and for bloody mary's in the morning. The beaches were pristine and the traffic of people was very low. For example, the pool bar and cantina/restaurant were not open at all because of the lack of people. No big deal for us though, there are plenty of places to eat and drink!



On New Year's Eve, people were in the pool, had bonfires on the beach, and a group actually did an entire fireworks show on the beach right in front of the resort! It was active, but it was quiet enough where you would not hear the commotion of party animals in your condo when you chose to go to bed.



Surprisingly, there was a $55 cover charge at Wrecked at the Reef and Banditos, both of which were sold out anyways on New Year’s Eve. We were not expecting that! So there was a little place next to Bandito's where we hung out to watch the ball drop with the crowd.



The town was wonderful. Again, busy but not packed. We ended up going to Pollo Lucas for lunch and it was amazing! Love the simplicity of the meal and you can tell the love that goes into the food. Yum!



Oddly enough, we waited longer to get INTO Mexico on Friday than we did leaving on Sunday! We got to the border to return home around noon and drove right up...we thought we were in the twilight zone but were grateful.



My expectations were exceeded for my first time in Mexico. Your condo made all the difference as well. The view and the level of upgrades and cleanliness made it feel very comfortable. In fact, I have already told my parents that they should take a weekend to rent your condo as well sometime!



Thank you very much again and I hope that my report helps your knowledge of the winter holidays down there. I appreciate how accommodating and thorough you were, it truly made the trip more relaxing and enjoyable. Hope to make it down again soon when the water is warm for swimming!
Dec 2016
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Amenities

Rocky Point Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Roomy tiled shower.
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom overlooking Sea of Cortez - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king
    Living Room Couch - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Couch opens to a Queen Bed - comfortable foam mattress
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Central Plaza of the Sonoran Sun Resort houses an "Italian" / Mexican Restaurant, a 7/11 type store, Gym, Spa, and Cantina (bar).

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Delightful Condo on Sandy Beach in Sunny Puerta Penasco, Mexico
average rating of 4.928571 based on 43 reviews
5

George is the best!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all the place is amazingggg! George has any and everything you can ever think of when it comes to vacationing! I had a blast, and I for sure will be coming back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say to top RM's comments. She was a fun, enthusiastic guest. Hope she returns. Everyone should enjoy time off like RM
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5

Great condo

  • 5 of 5

This was overall the best place we've stayed at so far. The place is very well furnished and upgraded with everything you'll need on a vacation. With beautiful views and tons of activities this place has it's a must!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I would stay again!!

  • 4 of 5

I would highly recommend this place to anyone! This was an amazing condo, very well kept and very comfortable. The patio/balcony was fantastic! George, the owner, was very helpful and available for any questions and/or needs during our stay. He provided a lot of very helpful information about the condo and Puerto Penasco. I would give 4.5 stars if I could. The only reason it is not 5 is that we had trouble getting hot water in the master shower. The other one was always hot. I did not contact George about this during our stay, but I'm sure he would have helped if I had. The last day we were there, it was hot. He let us check in early and check out late because his schedule allowed it. We really appreciated this! I hope to stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous time!

  • 5 of 5

George was a great host! His condo was clean, organized, and spacious. There were lots of beach and pool items to use. The view from the condo was spectacular! Watching the sunrise and sunset from the kitchen, family room, or balcony was amazing. We have plans to go back and stay at George's condo. Thank you for hosting us!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katrina, Thank you for those kind words. We share your enjoyment of the view. George
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5

Just fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for everything, we had enjoyed so much this days, it was just a few days but enjoyed 100 %. Condo is great, it have everything..we will definitely come back soon...

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 7 days and can’t wait to go back.

George’s condo was amazing and had everything to make our stay fun and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
200 Miles
Sky Harbor, Phoenix
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
7 floor down
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
At Las Polamos
Nearest Motorway
120 Miles
I8 running between San Diego & Pheonix
Nearest Restaurant
100 Kilometres
Down stairs
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Looks over the beach
Car: recommended

Rocky Point is a beautiful beach in a laid back Mexican village. The locals are very friendly.

Night life is very active. There is something for all ages from piano bars to rock and roll. I have no idea what music they play. I stopped that stuff when the Beatles broke up.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Property Damage Insurance $59

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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