House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, Max. Sleeps 10
About Bruce Friedman
We are a family of 5 and enjoy spending lots of time at our beach home in Mexico. I have enjoyed Rocky Point since I was 15. My husband & I also sent much time there staying in town before we began a family. When we started a family, we decided to purchase our home on the most beautiful, safest beach in Puerto Penacso 'Rocky Point', (Playa Encanto-Voted Best Beach) We have 3 daughters have three daughters and enjoy many family memories going to Rocky Point. Since our girls have gone to school full time, we decided to share our beatiful house when we are not using it. It is not like any other rental. It is warm & inviting. We regularly maintain & update our home. All the amenities my family enjoys we share with our guests, so I am very selective who I rent our beach house to. When you stay at my house, it is truly like staying at a friends house.
Bruce Friedman purchased this House in 2003
Why Bruce Friedman chose Puerto Peñasco
We wanted a beach house in Mexico. Rocky Point is beautiful & very safe. It is a convenient drive from Arizona. From the Phoenix area, it is 4 hours (door-to-door) Crossing the border is hassle free. Much to our delight, it also has the best beaches we have ever been to! They are not crowded. I can't think of any beach vacation that is as wonderful.
What makes this House unique
It is the best beach in Rocky Point! There are tons of shells, sand dollars, starfish and sea life. Dolphins swim by daily. It is very peaceful and beautiful. I jog 6 miles or practice yoga on the beach. It is safe, clean and very peaceful.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - LOOK BEFORE YOU BOOK, WE HAVE NO HIDDEN/EXTRA FEESLOOK BEFORE YOU BOOK, WE HAVE NO HIDDEN/EXTRA FEES
Pets allowed - Pets Welcome. NO FEE! Secure, Shaded Courtyard Pets Welcome. NO FEE! Secure, Shaded Courtyard
Parties/events allowed - Require Pre-ApprovalRequire Pre-Approval
Smoking allowed - OUTSIDE ONLY!!!OUTSIDE ONLY!!!
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 8 adults) - Some Exceptions Depending On Age Combination Some Exceptions Depending On Age Combination
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- NO HIDDEN NO EXTRA FEES FOR EARLY CHECK IN, LATE CHECK OUTS OR PETS. FOR EARLY OR LATE CHECK OUTS, PLEASE REQUEST AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE
- HOA RULES. ALL TRASH NEEDS TO BAGGED TIED. NO FIREWORKS ON THE BEACH. QUIET HOUR ARE 10 PM THROUGH 8AM.
- HOA does not allow UTVs or ATV.
This property is so close to the beach and has a great patio! It was very clean, and they have water toys available. The only issue was the DVD player. It was broken, but we hooked up on from one of the bedrooms. Overall, a great stay!
December 2019 stay
The location of this property right on the Playa Encanto beach was excellent! It was so beautiful and the beach was very nice! The 4 bedrooms, all with beach views were great, along with the exterior patio area. We definitely would have used the exterior patio more had it been a little warmer, but we were there when the weather was a bit cool. The beds were comfortable and all bedrooms were quite large. We really appreciated the use of the paddle boards and our kids used them in the gentle ocean, and had a great time. The place could use a coat of paint, new towels and sheets, and some minor upkeep, but for the most part, we were quite happy. The Wi-fi worked pretty well, once we got it working (as one of our party had inadvertently tuned off the router in the one of the upstairs bedrooms). The land line phone at the property never did work, though Bruce told us that someone would come to fix it (they never did show while we were there). As we expected, the property was about 20 -25 minutes or so from Puerto Penasco, which was not a big deal, though getting to the property late at night was a challenge during a heavy rain storm during our arrival. There is a paved road for about 8 miles outside of Puerto Penasco, then a dirt road for about 4 or 5 miles to the property. The dirt roads became a muddy, slippery mess, and the signage to turn toward the property was no longer there, so we had a tough time finding the actual property. It would have been a lot easier to find in the light, and without the heavy rain, as it was extremely difficult to see. Bruce was very responsive and good to work with. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend the property with the caveats mentioned above.
Comfortable and spacious
Would rent here again. Everything was a advertised.
Property was clean and the owners were great in regards to accommodating allowing us to arrive early and make use of the back patio and the beach/ocean. Beds were comfortable and the house had everything we needed. It will be even better next year when they add internet access however we knew this prior to making our trip so it was a non issue.
We did experience an issue on day 6 of our trip with the water system. We ran out of water due to leaking toilets and shower valves. I texted the owners and they had the water service out immediately, they filled the tanks and attempted to make repairs to the pump and plumbing system for the pump however a plumber was needed. The plumber did come out th same day and made repairs, however additional repairs were needed - which did get made the next day after I again had texted the owner. All in all the owner was very responsive to this issue, the only "critic I would offer is that rather then rely on those being dispatched to resolve these issues - I would prefer communication back from the owners to keep me informed of what was being done to resolve the issues. That said the issues were resolved very timely, especially knowing the speed at which things move in Rocky Point. Thank you Bruce & Erika for responding to our SOS as quickly and expeditiously as you did. These things happen and it was great to see your attentiveness to them.
We were surprised upon arrival that we were not given access to the "bonus" rooms since the listing does indicate queen and twin beds in addition to the 4 master bedrooms. We inquired about it with the house cleaner and were told that if we were to have access she would have known about that. In fairness I did not make an inquiry with the owner which would have given them the opportunity to either give us the access or explain why it wasn't included. If renting and this area is desired I would recommend specifically addressing this when renting. Once again I learned about the folly of "assuming".
In summation we enjoyed our stay and once again had a great visit to Rocky Point. Playa Encanto remains our favorite beach area in Penasco.
The location of this property is Paradise!! The beach was more than we expected!! The house was perfect for our family. The four spacious masters with own bathroom and beach views could not have been more perfect! Can't wait to come back!! The owners were easy to work with and if we had a problem they were easy to reach and quick to respond!
PLAYA ENCANTO beach is one of the best beaches in the area. The beach & water are perfect for swimming, sunbathing or exploring. It has over three miles of beautiful sandy beach with amazing tide variations for exploring all the sealife, shells, sand dollars, starfish & marine life. There is also a very fun & educational Marine Biology Aquarium 'Cet-Mar' & Whale Exhibit 'Cedo Museum' to visit located towards town about 10 minute drive.