About the property
- House3800 sqft
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
3800 Sf 4 Bedroom 3.5 Ba Beachfront Home - 3 Master Bedrooms & 4th Huge kids rm
Playa Arcadia is a very unique beachfront home, located directly on the Sea of Cortez, in the charming fishing village of Puerto Penasco, (also known as “Rocky Point”), that offers a multitude of amenities, located in the most desirable gated and guarded community of Las Conchas.
Playa Arcadia (which loosely means a tranquil beach) is a 3800 sf beach front home, with 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. With its huge centrally located great room, this home is perfectly set up for friends and families that travel together. Professionally decorated with many locally sourced pieces of furniture and artwork, this home offers a truly exceptional beachfront vacation experience.
After passing through the private front courtyard, you enter this home through the large foyer, and are immediately greeted by views of the Sea of Cortez.
The Great room, the central gathering space, has a beautiful boveda ceiling installed by traveling artisans, and is designed for comfort. Enjoy relaxing on the large sectional sofas, the love seat, or the kitchen breakfast bar. From wherever you stand or sit in the room, you are provided a panoramic view of the beach and ocean. Open all the sliding doors, and the smell and sound of the ocean will surround you.
The Great room centers around a large gas fireplace, with whole house Satellite TV, a 55” flat screen, surround sound system that plays DVDs, music via USB or Bluetooth, and is internet connected. The Wi-Fi system enables you to surf the internet for work or pleasure. Other amenities include ceiling fans throughout and two central heating and cooling units.
Enjoy sharing meals at the large hand carved wood dining table, or the custom tiled breakfast bar. The Large kitchen is set up wonderfully and fully equipped with gas stove, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, and reverse osmosis drinking water system. All necessary small appliances are there as well, including coffee maker, toaster, blender, can opener, etc. Dishes, spices plates glasses, utensils and cookware round out the kitchen. . If outdoor cooking is your choice, enjoy the 4 burner grill on the back patio.
Able to sleep 11 comfortably, or up to 14, most notably this home has 3 “Master” bedrooms all with king size beds and glass doors that open to beautiful beach side patios with breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez. Two of these masters have their own bathrooms with double sinks, shower and toilet. Those two masters also have their own propane fireplaces, flat screen TV’s and DVD players. Closet space is abundant, with built in drawers and shelves.
The fourth bedroom is quite large, and is set up as a kids or young adults room, with two bunk beds, with fulls on the bottom, and twins on the top. There is also a futon couch that folds open to the size of a full. A large dresser and closet allow for ample storage space, and a 44” flat screen TV with DVD player assures entertainment for those younger vacationers to enjoy.
The 3 full size bathrooms are large with custom tile and snail showers with decorative glass block. All three bathrooms have two vanities, and two have separate toilet rooms. A half bath is conveniently located off of the kitchen. A laundry room with full size washer and dryer is available as well.
You simply cannot get closer to the beach than this house. The main patio at house level offers sun and shaded areas to enjoy reading, relaxing or tanning. The expansive tiled lower patio runs the width of the property, and puts you right on the water’s edge at certain high tides. From here 12 steps take you to the beach below. The final touch is the spiral stair case that takes you up to the roof top deck. From this deck, 40’ above the beach below, the views are stunning. At times, schools of dolphins can be spotted feeding and playing.
The beach offer a spectacular array of activities. At low tide, the water may move out 1/3 of a mile. Play football, baseball, Frisbee, or explore the tide pools for octopus, lion-fish and sand crabs. When the water comes in, swim, snorkel or float literally feet from the house. Local vendors walk the beach selling jewelry and curios, and banana boat and Jet Ski rides are available, as is horseback riding. Even professional musses can set up on the beach for a massage.
Take the time at sunset to pause and watch the sun slowly descend behind the mountains of San Felipe, 70 miles to the west. You will notice most people slow down nightly and watch the sunset, either from the beach or their patios. If there are light clouds in the sky, the horizon may turn a fiery red orange, be sure to take a picture.
Pick a day and take a trip into town, as there are countless restaurants, bars, and shops that have just about something for everyone. If you go to the Old Port section, all are within walking distance of each other.
Our home is located in Section one, approximately right in the middle of Las Conchas. The beach is this area is sand, not rock as occurs in other areas of Penasco. From the lower patio, the beach is right below you , so you can sit on the patio and not worry about the kids playing below on the beach. There is a faucet / shower located at the top of the steps coming up from the beach to rinse away sand. We also provide patio tables, numerous outdoor chairs, chaise lounges and 4 beach chairs.
In addition, we provide the following items that will make your trip more enjoyable:
Phone service to the US
Bedroom clocks with USB ports
Linens and bathroom towels
Some Beach towels
paper towels and toilet paper
Soaps, shampoos conditioner
laundry soap / dishwasher soap
A case of bottled water upon your arrival
A Reverse Osmosis drinking water system in the kitchen
Kitchen spices and some condiments
Our home is privately owned and privately maintained by us and a local Rocky Point resident we have known and worked with for years. The house is clean, modern, and very well cared for, with continuous preventative maintenance performed. In the event a problem arises, we can have someone at the home in a short period of time.
Carolyn and Aric Clawson
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Carolyn and Aric Clawson
Our names are Aric and Carolyn - we are native Arizonans and have 3 children. Our favorite travelling destinations are the wine country north of the Bay area, Puerto Penasco Mexico, and Pinetop Arizona. Our most recent travel experience was a cruise that took us to Aruba, the Panama Canal, Cartagena Columbia, Costa Rica, and Nassau. Carolyn has been coming down to Rocky Point since she was 6 years old, when her mom would bring down groups of Girl Scouts for weekend adventures. Those trips evolved into spring break adventures during college, then later into family trips as we continued to enjoy the timeless beauty of Rocky Point.
Carolyn and Aric Clawson purchased this House in 2001
Why Carolyn and Aric Clawson chose Las Conchas
We purchased the house as a new build in 2001. We loved this home from the moment we first saw it. We named it "Playa Arcadia" which means "Tranquil Beach". It is right on the water, we loved the huge enclosed patio that was perfect for large groups and many areas to lounge and gather or sit quietly and read a book. The patio has a ramp as well as stairs that lead to the sand - 15 feet from the patio! Puerto Penasco is located only 60 miles south of the Arizona / Mexico border. Crossing the border is easy, and the drive is quick. Once you have arrived in Rocky Point, you will find that most of the people in the shops and restaurants speak at least some English, are friendly, and very willing to assist you in whatever your needs are. The real reason for being here is the ocean and beaches. Generally they are never too busy, and are a paradise, whether enjoying the water or just taking a walk. Our home is located in the gated and privately patrolled Las Conchas community, one of Rocky Points most established and secure areas, and the only large subdivision of homes that has 24 hour private security. Homes in Las Conchas range in price from about $150,000, up to several million dollar beach front compounds. All cars in and out pass through the private Las Conchas guard gate, where the security officers are friendly and willing to assist with directions. Most owners are longtime residents that cherish the area and appreciate a quiet and safe environment. Many families bring their kids down to play on the beaches? Many enjoy the multitude of immediate amenities such as the fishing, snorkeling, shopping, restaurants, or just taking a walk along the beach.
What makes this House unique
The layout is perfect with a huge great room centrally located and oriented towards the beach. From there, 3 master bedrooms all open up to the beach side of the house. The 4th bedroom is huge and great for kids and young adults. The furnishings and tile work are all exceptional, and perfect for a beach home, without being too colorful. There are 2 levels of patios, all beachfront. From the lower patio, concrete stairs descend directly to the beach. The upper patio is at house level and has many areas to sit and read, in sun or shade, or watch the world go by. There is also a spiral staircase that leads up to a roof top deck, where the views are breathtaking, as you are approximately 40’ above the beach below.
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This home is a gem. We visited with two other families and had plenty of room for everyone to be together and comfortable. The house is beautiful, right on the water and the extensive patio was one of my favorite parts. Super safe in Las Conchas. Can't go wrong here.
We are so happy to hear you loved our house Christine! Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate your thoughts and to hear what you liked about our beachhouse!
Your review was our 50th REVIEW and We wanted to extend to you a $100 prize credit toward your next rental! We really love to get feedback about your stay and our home!
Come back again soon!
Carolyn and Aric
This was our 2nd time staying at Playa Arcadia. Just like last time, it was amazing!! Its so comfortable and access to the water is very close. We love that there is no coral right in front of the house to mess your feet up while in the water, but just a short stroll away to investigate when tide is out. We love this house.
Beautiful, comfortable, and well-maintained.
Our group of 7 had a delightful 4 days! This was definitely one of the nicest homes on Las Conchas that we’ve rented over the years; and renting from owners like Carolyn and Aric one feels confident that the experience will be as advertised. Highly recommended!!!
This property is the perfect beach getaway!
The house is extremely comfortable and well-equipped and the beach is just a few short steps away.
Awesome place in every way! Owners were very helpful and nice. You cannot be disappointed if you rent this beautiful home.
We had an incredible week in this house with friends and family. It was clean, spacious, and in the perfect location. We will be back!
One of our favorite places to go is Old Port. lt is the oldest part of town, and has the fish market, lots of restaurants and bars, and lots of shopping. As it is a very condensed area, you part in a big lot to the north, and then you can easily walk the entire area. the vendors are persistent, but friendly and respectful.
Additional pricing information
Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Holiday rentals have a 60 day cancellation for full refund.