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Property Details

Updated: May 18, 2015
Studio, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Delicious, very private and secure SECOND FLOOR, NO-SMOKING studio apartment with large private veranda overlooking

the Sea of Cortez. Stairs go directly down to the beach. Detailed throughout with Talavera tile and

rich colors. Off-street parking for your vehicle opens on a locked courtyard with a staircase providing

private access to the apartment. This apartment is perfect for a romantic getaway for two. It also can

accommodate a family of four, with sleeping on the sofa or futons.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Internet

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Pelican Studio Apartment
Kino Bay Sonora
Tucson, Arizona

two water junkies found a gem!!

  • 5 of 5
My old lady and I are big ocean junkies and love everything there is to do. I booked this wonderful beauty, not knowing what to expect. When we arrived we were taken away by the beauty of the entire compound. It was big enough for us to lounge around like a king and queen for two days. The photos dont do it justice but you are about 50 feet from the water!! the have a gorgeous back patio area ( you also have your own private patio) and one of the best things is that they have a room filled with kayaks and noodles and snorkels and anything you can imagine. we have all of our own gear but for someone who wants to try it out, its perfect. I cannot wait to come back for my birthday this year!!
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for such kind words!! We love it when our guests "get it!" There is no better reward for us than for you to have enjoyed your time at Casa Tortuga. — Perry & Carolyn
Pelican Studio Apartment
Kino Bay Sonora

girls getaway

  • 5 of 5
My friend Liz and I had a wonderful, relaxing two days away from the hectic life style in AZ. Not being a beach person this has changed my mind and just reinforced Liz's love of the ocean and its beauty. Perry and Carolyn made us feel like they have known us forever. Could not have asked for more perfect accomadations and amenities. El Pargo Rojo restaurante was super and prices great. Casa Blanca was good for breakfast also. Took bus into Old Kino and had great day there with the locals. Found some interesting things, i.e. shells, sea life, on the beach as well as a varity of birds, even a crane fishing in the surf at midnight. Would love to return another day maybe in the winter. Highly recommend this paridise to all. AJ and Liz
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Pelican Studio Apartment
Kino Bay Sonora

Casa Tortuga

  • 5 of 5
Words cannot fully describe the location, setting, or beauty of the area of Kino Bay. The accomodations were superb, and Carolyn and Perry are the most friendly hosts! I will return again for sure, and 1-week is not enough time! Thank you for such a comfortable place to lie my head.
Highly recommend this place to others, many things to do, or just sit in the sun on the patio or beach and enjoy. Local people are all very friendly, good food, stores have everything you need. A car may be nice for traveling to Kino Viejo, otherwise walking, biking will get you around Kino Nuevo. We felt very safe here, and enjoyed the experience.
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sooo much for the wonderful review. It's a joy to have great guests who appreciate Kino Bay as much as we do!
Pelican Studio Apartment
Kino Bay Sonora

We absolutely LOVED IT!!!!! (Sierra Vista, AZ)

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented both the Tortuga and Pelican rentals and absolutely loved them both.... We'd planned a weekend getaway away from the crowds with our two little ones (8 months & 2yrs), our 10 yr old godson, and 2 granmama's... We all had a blast.
The property was super clean, the rooms impeccable, plenty of towels and linens in each room. There was a small electrical burner in the tortuga for a quick breakfast. The kitchen in the Pelican was beautiful and ready for our family gathering at meals... Each of the rooms were equipped with TV's and DVD players.... and huge selection of movies.....
We'd sit out on the balcony to have our family meals and relax.... The views from the balcony and from each of the rooms were absolutely restaurant or hotel could have beat this....

The decor was in each of the rooms and around the home was gorgeous... tremendous attention to detail to say the least... the beds and sitting areas very clean and comfortable....the property owners were friendly and helpful and respected our privacy.... it almost felt like they weren’t even there... Maps and local info were printed out and left in each of the rooms. Beach Toys, kites, and kayaks were available to us for use....
We absolutely loved everything about this place!!!!!

This is great for any family looking for a quiet and serene getaway... away from the crowds.... beautiful clean sand and swimming conditions....and a wonderful time!!! I know we'll be staying here again!!!

BTW: If you're afraid to drive into mexico, dont be... although there's tons of construction in Hermosillo, the property owners made sure to provide us with up to date, safe, directions to help us get to kino with ease!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Pelican Studio Apartment
Kino Bay Sonora
Bisbee, Arizona

Relaxing, Relaxing, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We rented both studios of Casa De Tortuga. They were everything and more. We were a little nervous about committing to our plans to go during Hurricane Jimena, But Carolyn was great about keeping in contact with us and keeping us up to date on the local weather. The first day we had a private beach. And the other days very few people. I think we over packed (in case of weather changes). But we had more than enough towels, bedding, pots, pans, a grill. Movies. Great AC, Purified water.Security. The different levels are gated with your own key to come and go as you please. Owners live on the same property, but are in no way intrusive. Instead they are helpful and great for advice and information. This is a perfect place to go if you don't want an itenerary. Or the worry of I need to get in all the great sites. I do suggest you drive 10 minutes into Kino Viejo (old kino) and do some local shopping. Go on a boat ride. You can not get lost. Explore a little. You will surprise yourself and just Relax. Also the directions Carolyn links you to are right on. Her advice about tipping and where to turn, what to look for. If you have never driven into Mexico Please do not feel intimidated. All we were asked for was our vehicles registration and ID. Passing the tolls is easy and they have the signs translated into English. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Pelican Studio Apartment
Kino Bay Sonora
Green Valley, AZ

Casa Tortuga Pelican - Aug 15, 2008 Stay

  • 5 of 5
We loved the place and the location. Every thing was as pictured and described. It was clean and had fresh water and all the necessities we needed. We loved being right on the beach!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Beach walking, shell gathering, swimming, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, general rest and relaxation!

We are on site, as this apartment is attached to our permanent home; so we are available to answer

questions, help you learn about the community, and address any particular needs you might have.

Kino is a very quiet, low-key place. One should not expect to find discos, bars, or glitzy shops.

There is plenty of opportunity to purchase good craft items at shops in the fishing village of Old

Kino and from vendors along the beach and main street. Seri Indians come by frequently with their

collector-quality, fine baskets, stone carvings, and shell/bead/bone/seed necklaces. They love to

trade (reduce their prices) for good quality clothing, toys, and household items; so consider

cleaning out your closet before you come!

There are three Automatic Teller Machines in Kino where you can get cash at a good exchange rate.


From $115 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 15 2015 - Oct 14 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $90 - $105

Weekly Rate: $630 - $630

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

No additional taxes or fees. 50% deposit to reserve; balance to be paid on or before arrival.
Rates increase $10.00 per night to $115.00 in summer (May 15 through October 14). The seventh night is always free!

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Updated: May 18, 2015


Property Type

  • studio


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • Outdoor Grill


  • • Queen bed and two foam floor mattresses for use inside, or outside on chaise lounges. • Fully furnished kitchen: micro, fridge, range, coffee pot, coffee grinder, french press, blender, toaster, pots, pans, dishes, utensils, et. • TV for DVDs (no cable or channel access) and CDs; collection of DVDs & CDs • Sofa & coffee table sitting area • Small dining table and chairs inside; table and chairs on the patio for outside eating • Electric grill for outside use • All towels and linens, including beach towels • Ample closet • Charming bath with colorfully tiled shower (no tub) • Soaps, shampoo, lotion, sunscreen, basic first-aid supplies • Sit-on kayaks, beach chairs, beach toys for children and adults • Books and information about the area • Unlimited supply of purified drinking water. Please don't bring plastic bottles of water! There is already too much discarded plastic in Mexico. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible! You can even graze from our organic garden when it is producing!

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