Family-Friendly 3 bedroom, 2 bath house- very close to the beach with beautiful ocean views from the back patio.
This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with an open floor plan. The living room, dining room, and kitchen seem to flow into one another. This house is a bit older than others in Las Conchas, but (we hope you'll agree) very charming! Currently, we do not have internet access (we are on a wait list in Las Conchas) but we invite you to UNPLUG and enjoy one another! However, we do have TVs, VCRs, and/or DVD players in all the rooms and living room. We have a pretty huge selection of great DVDs and VHS tapes down there! There is a small foot shower off the front porch which really helps keep sand level in the house low. We are one street up from the beach--about a 30 second walk. We share a fantastic beach access. The Sea of Cortez has a very large tidal variation which allows for sandy beaches and awesome tide pools. In the hallway, you'll find beach chairs, kites, and sand/beach toys to use for your enjoyment. Our home does not have an oven, but we do have a microwave, crock pot, toaster, BBQ, and a 5 burner electric full sized stove top. SUMMER GUESTS: Please be aware and consider that the area of Las Conchas sometimes turns off water to the entire community during the summer months. If this happens, we will always have a delivery truck bring water to the house to fill up the tank so you are not without. You may have to wait a bit for this to happen (however, always same day). If this happens, the foot shower out front may not be available. Again, this sometimes happens during the summer months, but generally is not the norm! Due to this, please be aware that water is a precious commodity and we ask that you please be conservative when using!! Thank you!
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have access to the entire house, minus the garage. If for some reason you need to use the garage, please contact us and we'll see what we can do. There is a lock box outside the front door. Please put key back in it upon departure.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We do not live in Las Conchas but will be readily available for contact through e-mails, text, or phone calls. Our phone carrier is Verizon. I know that they have a great international plan with unlimited talk and text for $2/day. (your data rates will still be effect) We have found this to be the most economical. We also have a wonderful property manager named Chaddy living in Puerto Penasco who will be available to assist with any problems.
Passports- When we were down mid-October 2016, we learned at the border that if your 16 or older, you'll need a passport. If you don't have one, you'll be fined about $60. For younger kids, we always bring just their birth certificates. When you bring a pet, be sure to bring their vaccine/rabies records. Sometimes we get asked for this information, sometimes we don't.
Money- The currency rate changes all the time. Everyone accepts either pesos or dollars in Rocky Point. I would suggest bringing a lot of smaller bills. Generally when you pay in dollars, you'll get pesos back. Bringing more small bills will ensure you don't leave with a bunch of pesos! Some establishments only take cash. There are several banks and ATMs in town. You can get either pesos or dollars from them.
Bartering- Mexicans usually expect this from Americans. When purchasing something, you can ask the vendor if they will take less than they ask for. Generally, they want to make the sale, so as long as you don't totally low-ball them, they will barter with you. Vendors will come up to you on the beach selling everything from jewelry to blankets to mangos on a stick (Please be sure to get some! They are delicious!). If you aren't interested, simply tell them "No, gracias" and they'll be on their way.
Fresh Fish- The seafood in Rocky Point is amazing and pretty cheap. The months when it's the best and fresh are the months with R's in them- January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December.
Water- Water in Rocky Point has been chlorinated and is safe for brushing teeth, washing fruits and veggies, dishes, etc. Filtered water is best for drinking. There are 3, 5 gallon water containers at the house. You can go to any water/ice store and they'll sanitize it and fill it up with filtered water for about $1. Fruits and veggies are about as safe in Mexico as they are in the US- just wash them first. We have had good experiences with street vendors, but you're gonna have to make the call! ;) There are doctors, a hospital, and dentists in Rocky Point. We have been to dentists there and have had pretty good experiences. The practices are clean and have state of the art equipment. You'll pay about half for procedures here than in the US.
At the house, you'll find a list of restaurants, shops, and other services that we enjoy.