Country French Meets The Sea of Cortez in Cholla Bay!

Apr 6, 2015 by Gretchen Ellinger

GretchenEllinger-1The Eiffel Tower in Cholla Bay? Not quite! However, there is a new place for visitors to stay in Cholla Bay, and the accommodations are absolutely charming! Count the fleur de lis, that quintessential French icon, that seem to be everywhere, and you realize that country French has met the the Sea of Cortez. Mrduljas de Familia Bed & Breakfast was born of the travels and experience of its proprietors, David and Cyndi Martin, with enthusiastic encouragement from friends and friends of friends who stayed with them, loved the hospitality, and advised, “You ought to open a bed and breakfast!”

GretchenEllinger-2David, originally from Croatia, and Cyndi have travelled extensively in Europe and have particularly fond memories of France. “Mrduljas” is David’s original Croatian surname – he jokes that you can buy a vowel – because of its difficulty, his name was changed to Martin when he immigrated to the USA. Hoping to redirect their second half of life, and wanting to be closer to the USA than France, their instincts pointed David and Cyndi to Cholla Bay and a neglected 2-story home on the beach behind the old Xochitl’s restaurant.
Reviews on Tripadvisor.com indicate that nothing about Mrduljas (pronounced mer-dul-yásh) de Familia is neglected now! From the country garden, with its seating interspersed with colorful blooms, you know you are somewhere special. Pass into the first floor great room, absolutely European in decor, and out onto the beachside terrace – step down to play in the sand and swim, or sit down to enjoy the amazing views. Upstairs are two beautifully appointed guest bedrooms and baths – country French through and through. A second story balcony with views practically to Las Vegas across Cholla’s amazing estuary, is well-furnished for long visits over margaritas, or seaside reading or napping. Every inch of Mrduljas de Familia beckons guests to wind down, relax, and retreat to a slower, more elegant time and place.
Rates at Mrduljas de Familia Bed & Breakfast differ by seasons and days, and include lodging, outstanding hospitality, and breakfast. Reservations may be made by calling Seaside Reservations at 888-262-4508 (USA toll-free) or 638-383-0700 (local in Mexico). David and Cyndi are waiting to welcome you!

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