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Our stay was great. The house was nice and perfect for our group of 8ppl. It was spacious inside and outside. Kitchen had everything we needed. The rooms were all nice and had everything we needed. The host was nice came back to the house to clean up the grill and fill the propane. Pool was clean and they had a nice layout of table and chairs by the pool and grill. Over all experiance was great.
Great place to stay. Owners are super friendly and apartment is cozy.
John's place was nice... the listing doesn't mention this but the balcony doubles the square footage of the condo... It has an out door bar that was cool.
The resort was quiet and the staff is friendly.... My girlfriend had a massage down in the spa and loved it!!
This was our first trip to Puerto Peñasco and we were pleasantly surprised! The logistics were very easy and the location is right in the middle of all the resorts. The huge private terrace that is connected to the condo exceeded our expectations. The accommodations were great! We will definitely be coming back and for a longer stay.
The condo was spacious, newly constructed with beautiful tile throughout, granite countertops, contemporary furniture and fixtures, candles, plenty of kitchen supplies, top of the line grill on patio outside. Very, very nice.
The location is away from the main area of condo development and is rather remote.
The resort is still in construction stage, more residences than condo's. Our visit was in mid-October during the week so we had the place to ourselves, with many workers around.
The tide was way out and great for clamming and seashell collecting (amazing seashells!) but not for strolling in the water. To get all the way to the waters edge meant sinking in mucky mud for a long distance. Coming at new moon or full moon, the tide will be in, so I will come next time with the moon in mind.
The pool is the biggest I have seen. It was great to lie on air mattresses and swim - very clean. Very friendly, clean atmosphere.
There is no golf course yet except a mini-golf course. Food in restaurant pretty good, service even better. Buying fish in town from local fisherman then grilling the shrimp and scallops in butter and garlic was extra delicious!
Cable was in Spanish. Internet, available only in game room or cigar/rum room was very slow, we brought our laptops to the game room,but eventually gave up as the signal was very low. It was so wonderful there - sea air, etc. that internet connection was no big deal and we were too exhausted each night to watch TV anyway.
One problem was that someone came into our room while we were out and forgot to lock the door. The hot water heater had been shut off and there had been a manager near the door around the same time. It was obvious he had come in and shut off the hot water. It is the main item on the instruction sheet upon arrival to turn it on and turn it off when checking out. We reported it to one of the security. We think it is so new, mainly owners of the condo's and houses come on weekends, not too many rented guests so maybe they think it is OK, to enter a guests room, It was not OK - especially leaving the door unlocked. That is the only complaint and hope it will be resolved so future guests will not have that happen.
Otherwise I cannot say enough good - it felt so safe with all the security and workers around. We will go back, for sure.
I feel it important to remind visitors to Puerto Penasco that you are in Mexico. I had the housing stolen and fog light broken from my subaru forester. There was an attempt to steal the second but we came out of the store and aborted the effort. Both lights no longer work. Looking back, I think it was a scam going on in the parking lot at a grocery store that Wal Mart owns, located before you get into old part of Puerto Penasco. An older Mexican guy, came to our car with a cart and gave it to us - we thought he worked there, maybe he does. A younger guy was sort of in front of the cars under some tarp thing, apparently doing cement work - he looked at me and I remember thinking the whole thing seemed odd. Now it makes sense. The older gentlemen watched for us to come out of the store and the younger guy ran back under his little tent. That was the only time we left our car and we were at the resort the whole rest of the time - I do not think it happened at the resort as there were security guys on bikes making a presence. Anyway, a word to the wise is sufficient. Next time, we will keep someone at the car at all times while shopping and I will monitor my car for vandalism and theft periodically, even while at the resort.
I still recommend it highly, just want people to know.
Oh also, Mexican Insurance only insures the whole theft of a car - not vandalism or theft of belongings or car parts - now I know why -- they would go broke paying claims!!!
This place is awesome!
When you arrive upon the Gated Community Security; they had my name and contact information as well as the key and unit readily available for me.
It is such a surreal place, where the desert meets the ocean.
The condo was in pristine condition. Everything was very clean and brand new. The views were great and the amenities were boundless; they had a functional gym, an OmniCourt (Synthetic Grass) Tennis Court, a huge infinity pool right on the beach with a swim up bar, and a restaurant with excellent food (try the fish tacos) they are great!
All this right on the beach; actually a really cool lagoon that has massive high and low tides. You can see crabs and fish trying to get back into the ocean when the tide comes out.
Everyone was really friendly and honestly the apartment for that price could not have been any better. Brand new, clean, washer/dryer, big flat-screen TV, excellent AC, ... brand new furniture, comfortable beds, jacuzzi tubs; I will be back!....
Staying at John’s condo in Puerto Peñasco was amazing, the condo was nice and updated and the beach and pool was just a minute walk from the condo. There is still a lot of construction going on due to new gorgeous custom homes being built but you still feel that you are in a nice quite beach getaway. The staff at Laguna Shores was nice and helpful. Although John did not leave the 2 food certificates as stated for Max’s Café we still ended up eating there and it was delicious. At the end of our 3 night trip my husband and I did not want to leave. We will definitely be going back to Laguna Shores and staying at John’s place.
We look for peace and quiet and lots to do. This home has all of that. The community is a long way from finished, so there are very few houses, and the building being done is quiet because it's Mexico so they use mostly hand tools rather than cranes and large equipment. The homes built around the condos are very nice and are very expensive so they bring a nice caliber of owners.
The staff at the restaurant and security and maintenance are everything you expect from a resort run by Canadians and staffed by Mexicans, very gracious hosts.
The activities we had to choose from included tennis, billiards, foosball, ping pong, swimming, beachcombing, frisbee, golf, putting practice, bicycling.
Super quiet, excellent service, yummy food, lots to do, Lori and I would stay here again and again. Oh yeah, Johnny included a meal at one of his restaurants. It has live music four nights a week, a nice menu selection, and is very popular with locals and tourists. Thanks for that Johnny.
Johnny was great, kept our place clean and neat and was a pleasure to have in our place.
It was absolutely wonderful to have John and his family stay with me here ! They are absolutely great and very trustworthy people! I recommend them to anyone who wants to welcome great people into their lives!
Very clean and respectful and easy going! Thank you John and Family for the great time we shared together!
Blessings on all your travels and adventures!
John and his family were very nice, clean and considerate. I recommend them with no reservations! John communicated their plans to me throughout their stay.
Rent this condo - location is perfect! Beautiful area with dozens of options in surrounding areas for excitement and adventure.
Great place to stay