|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||2500 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Wilderness, Away from it all, Beach, Ocean|
Description from the owner
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Low cost vacation just 4 hours from Phoenix by car
Totally safe border crossing and vacation experience with no costly airplane tickets, easy border crossing, totally private beach experience, haul food and toys from home, close to authentic Mexican villages, 24 hour gate guarded security, private sunning/tanning decks, kayak with dolphins and sea life, just an hour south of Rocky Point [Puerto Penasco].
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Luxury Vacation Home 1 Hr South Of Puerto Penasco
Puerto Penasco, Northern Mexico, Mexico
Additional Location Information
You are vacationing at one of the most diverse and spectacular beach locations anywhere. How remote are we? How unspoiled? How about thisâ€¦ the nearest home on the beach to the south is in the Ejido of Desemboque, 16.5 miles away. The nearest home to the north is at Playa Paloma, 6 miles away. Where else can you go where over 22 miles of remote unspoiled beach waits for you to gather shells, wander and just soak up the quiet beauty of the sea. Santo Tomas, a unique community where you drink water right out of the tap. Water that comes from a fresh agricultural well 2 miles inland and power lines are underground.
About 1 mile north, behind the dunes, is the Ancient Forest.
A landscape filled with massive Saguaro and Organ Pipe cacti, huge bird nests and 2,000 year old pottery shards. To the east beyond the Ejido [village] is the Maria Forest where some of the largest Grand Cardons in the world thrive. 14 miles to the north is an estuary where an inland sea is created every 12 hours, then drained. Tides go out every 6 hours and then back in another 6 with as much as 20 vertical feet of difference. The wreckage of a World War 2 Hellcat Fighter plane can be seen at low tide about 1/3 mile north of the clubhouse. Bird Island, about 20 miles to the north, is the home of 3,400 sea lions and is a diverâ€™s paradise.
Welcome to the Real Mexico, the land of Asparagus, Grapes, Olives, and Citrus. A farming region that is 2nd in the world for asparagus production. Buy fresh caught fish, produce and groceries right in the Ejido [Alvaro Obregon] just 7 miles to the east. Enjoy your visit, kayak with Dolfins, swim in the warm sea, eat and drink well.
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Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Ocean
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$250||$200 - $300||$1,200 - $1,500||$4,000 - $5,000||2 nights|
|Jun. 29 2012 - Sep. 1 2012
|Jul. 19 2012 - Sep. 14 2012
|Sep. 2 2012 - May. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$250||$250||$1,500||$4,000||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $100 / stay - Other
- Damage deposit - $200 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
HOUSE TRAINED PETS ALLOWED WITH AN ADDITIONAL $50 ONE TIME FEE
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 22, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Awesome...found a seahorse (a first for me) and a beautiful home
I have been to Mexico a number of times. Have experienced this same area and truly there is no place like it. The beach is never ending and more beautiful than anything in Rocky Point. We stayed in the Palapa. Good kitchen with and well stocked. Although a DVD player available, we played, cards or sat outside and watched the sky change. Most meals were eaten outside...took out own folding table. There were two bedrooms (one with a kingsized bed and one queen-sized. Couches okay for kids but not for adults for sleeping. We took sleeping bags, used the chaise lounge pads on the patio furniture for sleeping outside. There were 5 of us. I certainly won't hesitate to go again and my friends agree with me. Took the kayaks out barbecued and loved sitting under the palapa watching the dolphin, sky and water. Norma and Gang.
A beautiful location and house off the beaten path
Milo responded promptly to our request for info. and details about the rental. The house is very clean and fully furnished, especially the kitchen which is very conducive to cooking. A table is needed for dining as there is only a bar in the kitchen
The beds were comfortable, but really only sleep 4, not 5 as presented, as the couches are not long enough for an adult.
Nice porch for watching the ocean, etc. Milo's directions for getting there and Mexican customs/stops were very detailed which we appreciated.
We are seasoned Mexico travelers and have stayed at Las Dunas many times. It offers a quiet, beautiful beach that stretches for miles. Overall the house is very desirable.
Gary & Pamela France
A true retreat, peaceful, amazingly beautiful place!
We spent a wonderful four days with family and friends. Walking in the sands and on the beach, collecting sea shells and sand dollars. The accommodations were spotless and comfortable. To go here is to go to a rare adventure. We were blessed with amazing weather and even saw dolphins in the ocean. The owners are exceptional and provided excellent service. We hope to go here again!
Most relaxing vacation ever!!
Our family has begun to consider this vacation home our "home away from home". We have visited here on four different occasions. We love that we can walk just a short distance and be in the ocean. We love the phenomenal amount and the diversity of the shells on the beach. We love watching the wildlife. Our all-time favorite experience was kayaking with the dolphins. Being so close to such magnificent creatures was a chance of a lifetime (and it happened more than once.) The home is perfect for families or just couples. It has everything needed for cooking. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The owners are very accommodating and always make our stay fun and relaxing. We love visiting this piece of heaven!
Ocean Fun and Relaxation in a Luxury Home
This house was beautiful. The inside is amazing; clean and comfortable. The best part was gazing out at the ocean from all the windows. It was fun to be so isolated; we had the whole beach to ourselves! The variety of shells to collect was amazing, as was taking out the kayaks. In the mornings and evening we played in the ocean; during the hot days of august we relaxed inside by reading, watching movies, doing puzzles and playing games. This is a great place to go with a lot of people. It was great to have a washer and dryer, which you wouldn't have access to at a hotel. It was a long drive to get there but we were all so excited when we saw the place. I would suggest making sure you have all the food you want; as it really is in an isolated area. Also, the kids were freaked out by the large crickets and variety of flying bugs but that's just something they have to get used to. August was a hot month to be there; I would definitely love to come back in a slightly cooler month!Lastly, make sure you ask how to get the Internet to work. I'm not remotely tech-savvy so I didn't know...but at least I didn't spend the vacay online :). Thank you to the owners for sharing their home with us. Gorgeous!
Dave & Deb
Salt Lake City, Utah
We loved every minuet of our stay. Boni and Milo were extreamly
Amenities, seclusion, convenient to Ocean, Cleanliness, Clean beaches, awesome sand dunes, lots of fun water toys, First rate casita complete furnishings and all utensils, Perfect weather and friendly neighbors. Can't wait to go back!
A private, relaxing and comfortable place to have real vacation!
This luxerious vacation home is truly spectacular. On the inside, the furnishings are beautiful and comfortable , creating a relaxing environment. There are windows everywhere which I like a lot. It is peaceful and quite relaxing because it is not a place where tourists migrate to. My favorite things about this home would have to be the tile mermaid on the outside wall, the close access to the beach, the miles of space I can use to run without people everywhere and of course the dolphins and gorgeous sunsets that can be seen from the front porch of the casita. I wish I could get the rest of my family to come there.
Response from Milo Mccowan - 07/13/2012
thanks sweety, we love you and miss you.
St. George Utah
The perfect private beach getaway.
This is the perfect getaway on the beach. It is private so there are tons of sea shells and dolphins are always swimming around just offshore. The house is beautiful and has everything you need for your vacation.
10 Year anniversary Mexico Trip
My wife and I stayed here for our 10 year anniversary and had a blast! We enjoyed the fun little towns in the area and along the way, too. The beach was beautiful and we especially enjoyed the kayaks. Seeing the dolphins, birds, crabs and other wild life was great, and the beach was covered with shells. Despite all the rumors we have heard about the dangers of Mexico, the McCowans assurances of safety were accurate. We felt as safe as we do in the U.S.
We will stay there again, but next time we will take our kids!
This for sure was a little bit of Heaven on earth!! The home/casita was beautiful. It was equiped with everything we could have possibly needed. Very cozy and homey!! It was a real treat to wake up in the morning and look out the front window to this beautiful beach and ocean. The service could not have been more accomodating and friendly. It was fun to be able to visit the little village, ride the four wheelers along the beach, see the amazing cactus forest, and collect hundreds of beautiful shells. The dolphins came out to show off the last day we were there! Also fun shops and fun places to eat in Puerto Pinasco. We will definately go back again soon!!
The time we spent here with our friend of almost 50 yrs and his
We could not have asked for any better service. Everything we asked for or need was provided. The home was lovely, we had the entire lower level and the view from the lower level door was spectactular. We walked the beach and found very large sand dollars. We were able to visit the sand mall in Puerto Penasco and eat the best flounder at a local restrant there. I guess what we liked the best would be a week of very relaxing and interesting experiences that we have shared with all of our family and friends. We would love to come back again.
We had a great time!! The accomodations are upscale and comforta
We arrived at Sundown just in time to see the sun turn green right before it slips away. The area is very easily accessible and easy to find with Milo's instructions. All of the problems we thought we might have were addressed by Boni and Milo up front making it worry free. The Sea was beautiful, kayaking was amazing, the ride on the atv's was outstanding and we took the best pictures ever picking oranges at one of the local groves!! Thanks to Boni & Milo for making our family trip and first time in Mexico unforgetable!!
Trip of a life time, one the kids will never forget.
This place is amazing and for the price you will not find a better place to go and hang out with family and friends. The house is awesome and was able to accomadate 4 famlies comfortably. If you want to get away and enjoy the ocean and sea life without any crowds dont pass up this opputunity. we didnt see another person on the beach for 4 days. Kayaking with dolphins, snorking, collecting shells, skim boarding behind 4 wheelers or the truck, and just chillin on the beach with good friends and family; it doesnt get much better. Bonnie and Milo were very accomadating and made sure we had a great time.
The Best Vaction ever!!!
We loved this vacation home. We walked out the back door right onto the beach. The rental had everthing you need for a great time. They had Kayaks that we used to paddle out and see the dolphins, an amazing experience. It was very secluded. The home was just right for families. The kitchen had everything we needed. We had plenty of space for everyone. We are planning our next trip there.
muy fantastico !!
The casita was just lovely ! Bright and cheery and clean ! The kitchen was well equipped for cooking. The beds were great ! and it was so nice to have the fire going in the evenings to take the chill off. Just a short walk to the most awesome beach ! Kayaking with dolphins, cocktails on the veranda .. Wow !! It really was the best vacation of my life !
Christmas on the Beach
What an amazing Christmas Vacation we had with our family and friends. Plenty of excitment going on, yet we totally were able to relax and enjoy all you had to offer. From quad rides down the beach, to jeep rides through the desert. And my favorite part was the miles and miles of beach all to ourselves, what a great location. Our family will never forget the Christmas we spent in Mexico, so thanks...thanks...thanks for sharing your home with us for the holidays!
Best Vacation Ever!
What a week it was. . . relaxing, absolutly beautiful scenery,sunsets,kayaking, walking the beach, 4-wheeling, reading, movies. . . . .Ideal! The home is comfortable, furnished well and so fits the area-artfully decorated. I loved my time spent in Mexico at the Mccowans!
How'd we get so lucky and end up here?
Had an awesome experience with milo here. Great tours of the landscape, good people, great food and great vibes. A beautiful home built with intent to share.
West Jordan, Utah
Best vacation ever!!
My family love's to come here. There are so many things to do wether your kayaking in the ocean or going for a walk in the desert. The Mexican villages are always fun to go check out. There is always something to do or if you want to just relax this is the place to be! This is an amazimg place to stay and build wonderful memories! We can't wait to go back this summer!!
Saint George, Utah
Best Vacation Yet!
We stayed here with our 5 kids and it was absolutely amazing. The beach was loaded with sea shells and interesting things to look at for the kids. We were able to use the kayaks which provided some unbelievable encounters with the dolphins that swam by everyday. The home is beautiful, very spacious and comfortable with plenty of room for even more than the seven of us. We were privileged to have the owners here for part of our vacation, they are very accommodating and full of information about the local area. We played and played all day and watched the magnificent sunsets each night as a family. Whenever we talk about another family vacation, this is where everyone wants to go. We will be returning soon. The border crossing was easy and uneventful. Definitely worth the trip.
beautiful beach, wonderful accomodations, gracious hosts
We stayed in la Casita and had the most relaxing, wonderful vacation. The accomodations were very comfortable and private from the main house. The view of the beach and ocean from the terrace was amazing. We walked the endless, private beach and enjoyed finding shells, watching birds and sea life, kayaked with the dolphins, and explored the beautiful Sonoran desert. It was an unforgettable trip!
Response from Milo Mccowan - 06/04/2012
Thanks Mary. We look forward to you, John and the girls to come back and see us again. Michael is always welcome.......
J D Maxwell
Really enjoyed Christmas on the beach.
This was our third visit to Santo Tomas. Milo and Bonie have an awsome home and are exclent hosts. The location of the home right on the beach is great and our kids love to play in the waves. I'm sure that we will be planing another trip before long.
Nirvana to be among the dolphins and on peaceful beachfront!
We had a wonderful time in the well equipped beautiful house with most generous hosts enjoying the sun, sand, unpopulated beach,the daily dance of the dolphins, birds and stunning sunsets. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a true getaway from it all. Wonderful remote location allowing for real relaxation and connection to natural beauty and wonder.
Breathtaking Beachfront Getaway
The property was spacious and clean, right on the beach with plenty of room for a group of friends or the whole family. The rooftop BBQ area was great for entertaining, and the miles of deserted beach made for a great vacation.
Im so relaxed
Our family had a wonderful time in this unspoiled part of mexico. It was a great oceanside adventure.
The Milo Experience
Staying with Milo and Boni is a wonderful experience you will never forget! Well, that's if you like beautiful, unspoiled beaches, margaritas, sunsets, music, and endless variations on been dip and tacos/burritos/fajitas, etc. Milo has all the beach toys and even taught my son to drive a stick shift. Kayaking with dolphins was a daily activity. Visits to the cactus forest were unforgettable. We had so many laughs and good talks. But don't go there unless you like to have fun!
Ally & Mike
St George, Utah
A priceless experience!
We stayed in this beautiful home for a week. The home is perfect and has everything we needed for the whole week. The beds were very comfortable and the environment very inviting. The neighbors (few and far between) were all very friendly and helpful as well. It was only a short stroll to the beach where you could walk for miles and miles either way. It was truly amazing being able to sit on the deck and watch the dolphins jump, however it was even better to be able to grab a sea Kayak (provided) and paddle out and be within arms length of them. The weather was perfect; not too hot and not too cold. It was also really nice only being an hour from Puerto Penasco where we spent a day shopping and going to the aquarium.
Jim & Family
A great place to relax.
The home had plenty of beds for all 7 of us, lacked nothing in the way of cooking gear, bedding, or furniture, and with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms it was very comfortable. Listening to the ocean at night and morning while going to, and waking from, sleep was very relaxing, and the cool breeze made it easy. Walking out the back door onto the beach was awesome and the kids entertained themselves all week. Milo and Boni were excellent hosts and guides, taking us on excursions to the cactus forests, old cathedrals, and along the beach to fishing villages for a taste of some local foods and entertainment. Santo Thomas is far enough away from the border towns and tourist areas that i felt safe having my family in Mexico, and there was enough to see and do at the beach that i didn't have to spend my vacation driving from place to place to be entertained, but i could relax on the beach and shop locally.
10 days in paradise
If staying on a private beach, where you literally walk out the door and into the ocean, and where you can hunt for shells, kayak for hours with the dolphins and not have a worry in the world is your kind of vacation, then this is the place for you.
When we arrived I thought we had entered paradise. Beautiful sunrises and amazing sunsets. Cool sea breeze and ocean temperatures warm enough to spend hours in.
We stayed in the Casita, which is 2 bedrooms and fully furnished and equipped. All I had to do was bring the food. Nothing was lacking. I highly recommend this property!
Amazing beach paradise! Perfect for a wedding, romantic getaway
The rental was gorgeous! All of the comforts of home and just a few steps from my favorite beach in the sea of cortez. Imagine a quiet and secluded beach paradise with sea kayaking and sailing with the dolphins. Exquisite sunsets and fresh seafood available from local fisherman. Our barefoot wedding was delightful and all of our family and friends found the rental and beach to be an unforgettable experience. I'll definitely return.
St. George, Utah
The most relaxed and enjoyable week of my life.
The service I received while staying at this vacation home was incredible! I have never been treated more like family on vacation than I have while staying at this luxury home. The home is immaculate filled hand crafted tile and stunning artwork, and the amenities are absolutely amazing. What I loved most was be able to wake up, walk out the back door and be on the beach within seconds! What made this vacation unforgettable was kayaking with the dolphins and taking the four-wheelers to see the huge cacti. (which are in the close surrounding area) What I miss most about this vacation, is watching the absolutely breathtaking sunsets over the sea of Cortez. I can't wait to go back!
Where to begin? The second I set foot onto this property I knew this would be a perfect vacation. The building, grounds, decor are so beautiful, tasteful, and comfortable. The views are stunning. The beach is endless, open sand, seashells, birds and dolphins - we were often the only people on the beach. We spent our days on the sea kayaks and exploring tidal pools, our evenings having beach campfires. Our 13 year old son hardly came in the house, except to eat the delicious bean dip that our friendly hosts offered us. Our 16 year old daughter kayaked with dolphins and told us she'd "never forget this day." How could we ask for more?
Beach Front Heaven
My husband, son and I had an adventure to remember hanging out with Milo, Bonnie and Penny at their fantastic hide away in the sun. Where the sand meets the Sea of Cortez is where we stayed in an large modern 2 bed room casita, with a full kitchen, living room plenty of views of the ocean. Private but not alone, lots and lots of beautiful ancient desert to explore on quads that Milo provided as well as personel tour of the ananzi indians stomping grounds. So much fun and not enough time. No better place for my family to stay then with Milo, Bonnie and Penny in their gorgeous castle in the sand.
Relaxing Private Beach Experience
One of the most relaxing vacations you will ever have! If you want to reconnect with your family or friends, this is the place to do it. Large family area with large bedrooms. Right on the water with gorgeous views! Very private. Lots of seashells and dolphins to enjoy on the beach. Walk for miles and enjoy the sand and the water on your toes.
The home is gorgeous, right on the beach. The beach itself is not touristy or crowded but a wonderful getaway a little off the beaten track. Beach combing in the mornings was fun, kayaking with the dolphins for free--no tour, or additional cost-- just dolphins jumping up near our kayaks was spectacular. This place has everything needed for wonderful family, couple and/or friend time. The owners are charming, easy to work with and they make you feel at home. If you're looking for mega malls this isn't for you (although there is a village not far away where you can buy essentials) and larger grocery stores within an hours drive. If, however, you're looking for a place that feels safe and secure, yet retains its local flavor, with a stretch of beach that feels like you own it, then you'll love this place. We did!
Play in the sun.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Incredible home with amazing views, spectacular secluded beach.
This home is absolutely stunning. A modern version of old world Mexico. Very comfortable with every modern convenience. We cooked in a great kitchen and had a couple of meals catered by a local family with delicious traditional Mexican dishes. This is an out of the way vacation spot but well worth visiting. It is probably one of the few places left where you have miles and miles of pristine beach basically to yourself. We walked along the beach for miles only encountering a few folks who were enjoying this one of a kind location. We could watch the kids play on the beach and feel totally safe. We would highly recommend this rental to families looking for a quiet getaway to build lasting memories. Well worth twice the price.
Awesome home and great service from the owners!
We stayed in the home for several days. It was fabulous. The beach offered miles of seclusion and exciting discoveries. We liked the relative solitude the beaches offered and the luxury of the home. It was also great to travel to Mexico's cities in the vicinity and experience non-tourist type food and culture. We also enjoyed hiking and exploring the desert. All in all, a great vacation!
I like playing with dolphins.
Do you like miles of beach to yourself? Do you like taking out a kayak and playing amongst dolphins then this place is for you.
I'm not even going to go into the luxury and spaciousness of this rancho. Watching and playing in nature at its ocean front best in comfort is what this place is all about. I truely had a great experience there, and want to do it again.
Wow The best vacation ever
The most relaxing and beautiful place I have ever vacationed.
The home was fabulous. The artistic touches were abundant in the ceramic tiles and the wonderful ceiling. The view of the ocean and access to the beach were always right out the front door. It was amazing to see the tides go out and leave pools brimming with sea creatures. Unusual seashells were yours for the picking. A plus was watching the dolphins cavorting, especially while kayaking. The different cactus forests were also interesting. I would recommend this vacation to anyone. There was nothing I didn't like about it. The hosts were #1.
The Perfect Getaway
I love the aI resorts, and tourist traps as much as the next person.
This vacation rental is completely different where else can you sit on a beautiful beach watching the dolphins with privacy. The solitude of this location combined with amazing amenities, and super friendly staff-security makes this location very desired for my needs. Enjoy your stay! Morgan