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Casa Tortuga's intimate Tortuga Studio by the sea

Entire apartment hosted by Carolyn
2 guestsStudio1 bed1 bath
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Sweet and colorful 1st floor studio, perfect for 1 or 2 adults...(and 1 small child w/prior approval). Secure and private, with off-street parking and entry through a locked courtyard. Large window faces the sea. Use of a lovely veranda and beautifully tiled sidebar. The cafe table inside is ideal for writing in your journal over a second cup of coffee, or for that private dinner for two. Enjoy your breakfast outdoors on our covered veranda, with the scent of basil and a view of Pelican Island.

The space
The Tortuga includes many amenities. The bath has a walk-in shower and is tastefully decorated with talavera tile. There's a large closet (4’ by 6’) for stashing your gear. The bedroom measures 11’ by 14’. It's fully air-conditioned and well-insulated for comfort and quiet. The bed is a queen with super comfortable gel mattress. The kitchenette has refrigerator, microwave, true induction cooktop, toaster, coffee maker, blender, pots, pans, dishes, utensils...and an electric grill for outdoor use on the beautifully tiled sidebar just outside your door. We provide potable water, detergents, bath essentials, all linens...if you need it and can't find it, just ask us!
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This is our home. We bought an older place in 2004 and totally renovated it. Our intention was to retire (or, as they say here, "jubilarnos." Look it up in your Spanish dictionary!

The two apartments — the Tortuga and the Pelican — were added for family and friends. But somehow, when family and friends were not occupying them, we were persuaded to rent them out. Now we refer to ourselves as "the accidental innkeepers." And we love it! We meet wonderful people from interesting places. We still block out time for family and friends, but our renters often become friends as they come back time after time.

Guest access
We have a "toy closet" with kayaks, beach furniture, toy boxes for the kids, kites, boogie boards, and more, especially for guests! And you can use the washer and dryer in the common side courtyard area.

Other things to note
Printed materials in the apartment includes a local restaurant guide; maps of Old and New Kino showing shops, restaurants, ATMs, etc.; local telephone directory; suggested activities and resources; and information about the local Seri Indian population.
Sweet and colorful 1st floor studio, perfect for 1 or 2 adults...(and 1 small child w/prior approval). Secure and private, with off-street parking and entry through a locked courtyard. Large window faces the sea. Use of a lovely veranda and beautifully tiled sidebar. The cafe table inside is ideal for writing in your journal over a second cup of coffee, or for that private dinner for two. Enjoy your breakfast outdoor… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 floor mattress

Amenities

Wifi
Window AC unit
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Room-darkening shades
Portable heater
Washer
Dryer
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm
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Location

Bahía de Kino, Sonora, Mexico

Kino Nuevo (New Kino), where we are located, is a beach community — relaxed, non-touristy — with small restaurants, a couple of bars, little stores for basics, and a fantastic beach! That beach is lines with mostly single-family homes and small hotels; we do not have high-rise condos, discos, or shopping malls. Be prepared to relax and enjoy.

The fishing village of Kino Viejo (Old Kino) is just a short drive, bus ride, or invigorating walk away. There you find more shops, restaurants, taco bars, and a pier where the local kids play and fishermen bring in their catch of the day. Night life in Kino Viejo means strolling the plaza, having tacos, pizza, or ice cream, and maybe enjoying the sound of musicians strolling the streets.

Don't speak Spanish? The locals are kind and helpful. They love it when you try, with a "buenas noches" or "buenos días," but they'll manage to make you welcome in any case.
Kino Nuevo (New Kino), where we are located, is a beach community — relaxed, non-touristy — with small restaurants, a couple of bars, little stores for basics, and a fantastic beach! That beach is lines with mo…

Hosted by Carolyn

Joined in July 2017
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My professional background is in graphics & communications design and mediation. Perry Wilkes, my life partner and co-host, is a solar designer with a background in architecture and a writer. We both are avid world travelers (a backpack and a rolling bag each!), and we blog a lot about our travels on (Website hidden by Airbnb) We've been living in Bahía Kino/Kino Bay for over 15 years and love sharing our very special little bit of heaven on the beach with guests.
My professional background is in graphics & communications design and mediation. Perry Wilkes, my life partner and co-host, is a solar designer with a background in architecture an…
During your stay
This apartment is attached to our home, and we enjoy sharing our Kino life with our guests. We are committed to providing you with all the privacy you want while being available to attend to your needs, answer questions, and help you make the most of your time in Bahia Kino.
This apartment is attached to our home, and we enjoy sharing our Kino life with our guests. We are committed to providing you with all the privacy you want while being available to…
Carolyn is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Learn more
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