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About Us

About Playa Sonora

Rocky Point Beach Vacations specialize in furnished short to long-term luxury rentals in beautiful Puerto Peñasco, Mexico Our mission is to ensure that we provide you with a luxurious experience during your stay in Rocky Point. To achieve this, we go above and beyond by offering a personalized service. We know from experience how important the little details are when traveling away from home.

Whether it is quality furnishings, the right glassware, or ample towels, we make sure that our guests have everything they require and more, as your comfort and convenience is of the utmost importance to us. We have a passion to create an effortless experience for guests and owners alike. From oceanfront homes, ocean view condos and private estates, we are here for your every need, open seven days a week to take care of our guests Locally owned and operated, we are a team that brings diverse business strengths to Rocky Point Beach Vacations.

Together we have nearly 30 years of combined local Rocky Point knowledge. We can provide itineraries for your vacation for first time vacationers, or just make suggestions of our favorite local hangouts and things to do. So, whether you’re looking for short or long-term rentals, let us provide you with the key to your home away from home experience. Browse through our incredible properties today!

Our Mission

As Puerto Penasco residents and homeowners, we founded our company based on the need for a management company that offered competitive management fees and provided consistent bookings, while maintaining each home at the highest level. tionThey understand that travelers desire a quality experience and that families only get a few precious weeks a year away from work to reconnect with their families and friends. It is both a privilege and responsibility to be part of creating those vacation memories.

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Our Promise

Our team genuinely cares about relationship building, alongside providing the best service through our commitment to communication and individualized attention. Each member of our team of dedicated professionals understands the importance of delivering quality service resulting in making every guest, and homeowner, feel cared for. From reservation specialists, housekeepers, and inspectors, to the operational departments behind the scenes, every detail is managed and executed with our goal of hospitable service and attending to the finest detail. Our managing partners bring a hands-on approach to every aspect of our business bringing in staff and resources that support our commitment to individualized service. We embrace the latest technology which is the foundation that supports our growing business, connecting us to our clients, and the world. We advise on cost effective improvements over time in order to increase rates and generate repeat guests for all of our managed homes. We think of our management more as a partnership; as trust is earned & relationships are forged over time, Surf Style has a program in place to contribute funds towards improvements. Our #1 goal is always generating maximum revenues while maintaining our homes at the highest level.

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Meet the Playa Sonora Vacation Rental Team


Kyle J. Wood

Kyle came to Rocky Point for the first time in 2007 and fell in love with the Sea of Cortez and started searching for a vacation home on the spot. He spent as much free time as possible in Rocky Point. In 2010 he finally got his parents down for a visit. They fell in love with Rocky Point too and while assisting them in the purchase of their condo, he discovered his calling in Rocky Point Real Estate.

Kyle earned his undergraduate degree from Emerson College in Communications and then went to Syracuse University for a Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis on Media Management. Since then he owned and published a Magazine and worked in the finance world as a Financial Advisor/Planner. However, since 2010 has had his most rewarding career being a licensed realtor in Puerto Peñasco. In 2019 he obtained his Broker’s License. His background in communications and media is what sets him apart for his innovative marketing skills including professional videos and photography. His financial background means he is always working for the best return on investments for his clients and closely follows all market trends.


Sandy Cota

Client Management and Accounting

rockypointsandy@gmail.com 638-128-6129

Sandy Cota has lived in the beautiful town of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora Mexico. She earned her State of Sonora Realty Estate License in 2018. Before than, she was a staff recruiter in the State of Arizona USA for fortunate 500 companies. She is the driving force of Playa Sonora Realty and Rocky Point Vacation rentals, providing account services for home owners and client management for renters and homeowners alike.

Sandy was born in Mexico where her parents immigrated to the United States. Sandy is married and is the proud mother of 4 children ages 1 -14 years. In her spare time she is involved in the local community fundraising for children with disabilities. She enjoys riding horses, camping and enjoying the local life.


Alexa Portugal

Alexa is a Rocky Point Native. If you need to know anything about our town, she is your go-to for information. In high school she was an exchange student in Canada for a year where she learned English and that she didn’t like cold weather. She went to University in Puerto Peñasco where she studied business and international commerce.

Her first job was at a hospital as intake coordinator for Seguro Popular, which was a very rewarding experience. She has been in the real estate industry for 6 years including two years as a sales assistant at Islas del Mar which included working with the HOA and directly with property owners.


Julie Echavarri

Julie is a native of Mexico. Moved to Puerto Peñasco 20 years ago where she worked with the developers of Islas del Mar just north of Puerto Peñasco. Julie earned her State of Sonora Real Estate Licenses in 2017 working for some of the most recognized real estate brokerage in the US and Mexico. She joined the Playa Sonora Realty in 2020 where she specializes in residential sales and rental.

Julie provides rental management services for single family residential home in and around the metropolitan area of Puerto Penasco, Mexico. She is married and enjoys family time working out, hiking and helping renters, buyers and seller alike.


Artemiza Gandara

Client Relationship


Artemiza first came to Rocky Point in 2003 on vacation and fell in love at first sight. She started investing in real estate almost immediately, moved here full time in 2015, and became a licensed realtor in 2017.

Prior to her life in Rocky Point, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Global Management with a specialization in finance from Arizona State University. During college she bought her first rental property, moved on to flipping properties, and from there selling homes with owner financing. In addition to Real Estate investing, she worked at a financial planning firm where she earned her Series 7, Series 24, and insurance license. She has also worked as a manager in the hospitality industry as the Catering Manager for the Phoenix Convention Center. She brings a wealth of knowledge in Real Estate investing, financial planning, and hospitality to the table.


Stephanie Wood

Owner Onboarding Manager

Stephanie has been vacationing and living part time in Rocky Point since 2007. She has been writing articles on the culture of Mexico and lifestyle in Puerto Peñasco for the Rocky Point Times paper since 2016. In March 2020, her dream of living in Puerto Peñasco full time came true.

Prior to joining Playa Sonora, she was in the Insurance and Risk Management industry for 22 years. Her most recent Risk Management position was with Troon, a global leader in hospitality. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Arizona State University. While in college she worked in various retail positions including manager of a sporting goods store. During her time in retail, she learned a lot about sales, management of people, and customer service.

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