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The Amazing and Unique Shell Castle in quiet, scen

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The front of the Shell Castle
A wall of shells in the main bathroom
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
1 night minimum
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Vacation in beautiful San Carlos, Mexico. Stay at the amazing San Carlos Shell Castle. The Castle has over 3000 square feet of living space under roof to enjoy a tranquil and inspiring life style while enjoying all the comforts of American comfort and convenience. The Shell Castle is made entirely of volcanic rock and stone gathered from the mountains surrounding San Carlos. It is located a half mile from the beautiful sandy beaches around San Carlos Bay. The fishing is some of the best in the world. Snorkeling & scuba diving is very popular. The Shell Castle sits on a half acre of stone wall enclosed secure property. It is located in Ranchitos on Avenue H. The grounds have many native trees and plants. It can serve as a retreat for those looking to experience serenity and rejuvenate...Vacation in beautiful San Carlos, Mexico. Stay at the amazing San Carlos Shell Castle. The Castle has over 3000 square feet of living space under roof to enjoy a tranquil and inspiring life style while enjoying all the comforts of American comfort and convenience. The Shell Castle is made entirely of volcanic rock and stone gathered from the mountains surrounding San Carlos. It is located a half mile from the beautiful sandy beaches around San Carlos Bay. The fishing is some of the best in the world. Snorkeling & scuba diving is very popular. The Shell Castle sits on a half acre of stone wall enclosed secure property. It is located in Ranchitos on Avenue H. The grounds have many native trees and plants. It can serve as a retreat for those looking to experience serenity and rejuvenate ones spirit. There are two separate bedrooms with three baths and room to sleep up to 12 people. This would be a great location for multiple couples to stay. It has Directv with two TVS with DVR recorders and all premium channels along with Tucson local network stations. The Premium MLB Baseball package in now available on Directv. In the fall the NFL package is available. There is an out building with washer and dryer. Security is provided by CYBERCO so there are no worries about your safety. The local police make sure that tourists have a safe and enjoyable stay. The restaurants are first class and the Sonoran beef is second to none. There is a large fountain in the middle of the Shell Castle and a 22 foot high ceiling. There is an amazing winding stair case leading to an upper patio area with gorgeous views of San Carlos Bay on the Sea of Cortez and the famous Tetakawi Mountain off in the distance. Everything is provided for your stay and there is an onsite property manager who is available to help out in any way needed. He is completely knowledgeable about where to go and what to do in the San Carlos area. The golf course is located just a ¼ from the Shell Castle. There is a special golf package available for 2 weeks of unlimited play including cart for just $200. If you want to work on your game than there is no better deal anywhere. The head pro offers lessons at prices unheard of in America. San Carlos is enjoyed by many Americans and Canadians who have discovered this jewel by the sea. The trip from Tucson to San Carlos is an easy and very safe 5 hour drive on Mexico Highway 15. Rates as low as $450 per week for 2 people with a $40 cleaning fee and even lower monthly rates available. Dogs may stay for an additional fee. Because of the high increase in electricity rates in Mexico I am having to raise the rates to stay by $10 a day in an effort to offset the costs and yet still have competitive rates. Because the Shell Castle is so large to cool and heat the electric bill averages $500 a month. There are 4 large mini-split AC units and several space heaters to keep it cozy in the cooler winter nights. I hope you understand the situation. I am still confident the Shell Castle is the best value in all of San Carlos because of it size and uniqueness.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Gordon W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviewed 6 May 2019

Over priced for what you are getting and a little inconvenient to drive onto dirt road, specially at night (poor lighting). Rustic and an old feel. Inside was clean ,although my bed sheet felt a little grainy. Outside was bare and poorly maintained (top tarece)....More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Victorhmhjgkuku S
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Shell Castle was our home base in San Carlos. Great location. Very welcoming, beautiful artistry. We had a great time.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Kya Nadine T
Reviewed 24 May 2017

this was such a mazing place must go to believe it food fantastic shell musem took us a while to find but was gobsmacked to see all the shells millons millons the whoe pace was fill of shells very steep steps to walk round beach...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Heather S
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The home was clean and secure. We were, I believe only a mile or so to the docks for SCUBA diving. The caretaker set up areas for us to rinse off our equipment. It was a very enjoyable stay.

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank kyle r
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The shell castle is by far the best deal in san carlos. I stayed with my girlfriend for three nights at $89 a night!!! this is a big beautiful home with all the bells and whistles. who cares that its not on the beach when...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Warchild520
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

My family & I stayed for the weekend & didn't want to leave. This Shell Castle is equipped with everything a person would need & things you may not have thought of or forgotten. The care taker Mitch is a great guy & very helpful....More

Date of stay: April 2014
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Tucson Arizona
Reviewed 12 June 2013

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Date of stay: September 2012
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The Shell Castle is located north of central San Carlos in an area called the Ranchitos. The beaches are just a half a mile away. The golf course is also very close with very low rates including cart. All the restaurants and shopping are very close. Hilda, the onsite manager is very knowledgeable about the area. There is lots of parking onsite. There are many fruit trees as well as lots of other beautiful foliage. Around the corner is the San Carlos Gym which has lots of exercise equipment and a large outdoor pool. Rates are very low and are available daily and weekly.
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