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January and February and sometimes March have all 3 seasons! We think summer here is just about perfect, but winter time is a horse of a different color -- fewer people, great weather, the perfect place to read, cook a gourmet meal (or have it catered!) and just kick back and enjoy. Wine country is close, golf is close, lots of things to do and see. And our rates are lower -- only $200-250/night -- and we don't raise them for holidays. February brings Carnaval -- Ensenada's own Mardi Gras celebration, very local and lots of fun. Whale watching has begun, boats go out daily and the whales seem to be abundant this year. Spring brings great wine tastings and dinners in the Guadalupe Valley, fresh veggies at the local markets and lots of things to see and do. A beautiful property on a long sandy beach, swimming is perfect, surfing is so-so. To find the many attractions in this area, google Ensenada or Punta Banda and you will be amazed. La Bufadora is close by, hot springs on the beach are an easy stroll away, the Guadalupe Valley offers wine tours and tastings, great restaurants in Ensenada along with a new art museum and tons of shopping, from curios to beautiful clothes, leather goods and other items.
This property is perfect for families on vacation, friends who want to get together, or couples who want a great place to get away for a romantic holiday. We have recently had a family on sabbatical from a university located in cold country; they were here for 6 months, enrolled their children in the local schools to learn Spanish, and are reluctantly heading back to snow!
Fun shopping in Ensenada or at La Bufadora, much less hustle and bustle. Then come home, light the gas fire, watch the city lights and sip a little wine or a nice cup of tea.
Must be 25 to rent the house. Any age acceptable for other renters, only limit is on the number of people allowed....moreless
Punta Banda is located within the Bahia Todos Santos, which gives us a wonderful shallow beach, great for kids and adults who don't like getting whacked by huge waves! Sometimes it's OK for surfing, usually not. But it's great for kayaking, snorkeling and swimming....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
This house has an east coast/west coast beach house feel to it; relaxed yet a bit elegant....moreless
We love pets, just let us know what it is you plan to bring!...moreless
King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Futon available, Twin or Single Beds (1) Daybed located in master bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon available, Bunk Beds (1) A double bed on the bottom with a twin on the top. Perfect for 2 or 3 kids....moreless
Each bathroom has a shower, toilet and sink in a cabinet for storage. Big mirrors, lots of light, plenty of room. One of the downstairs baths has a shower that is suitable for shaving your legs! What can I say, there is a nice high ledge on which you can sit. And perhaps, fill the shower/tub and soak away your cares!
2 kayaks available for the ocean or the estuary.
A pretty good variety, also I usually have magazines that are a lot more current than those in your doctor's office!...moreless
But of course -- are we going to wash dishes on vacation?...moreless
The kitchen includes a French door refrigerator, a great stove (gas), a dishwasher, microwave, blender, Kitchen Aid mixer, spice/coffee grinder, coffee maker and food processor. Many utensils included, lots of pots and pans available!...moreless
My beautiful red microwave was ruined in a power surge (that is now remedied) but there's a nice new one ready for use....moreless
No food is kept -- it's strictly bring your own so that you know it's fresh...moreless
French door refrigerator, big bottom freezer...moreless
A wonderful self cleaning gas stove, even has a Passover setting! And the manual is in the house book!...moreless
Works like a champ and, if it doesn't, we'll get a new one....moreless
A balcony off the master bedroom provides a nice place to sit and relax, look down the beach toward La Bufadora or up the beach to Ensenada. Another smaller balcony opens to the side of the house....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Large wooden deck in front of the house, perfect for sunning, reading, enjoying a glass of wine before dinner and a little something to settle you after dinner!...moreless
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer Mar 1 - Oct 1, 2016 3 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$300
$300 deposit to be paid upon booking; the balance due 30 days prior to arrival date.
A week is seven nights.
Cancellation policy: Within 2 weeks of arrival date; forfeiture of deposit.
$100 non refundable cleaning fee.
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The wine country is just north of Ensenada, about an hour's drive away. It's a beautiful drive, lots of wineries to see and lots of wine to buy. Tide pools and mini hot spring close by. Bring your canoe or boat, jet ski, or Seadoos (sp?). La Bufadora is 15 minutes away, local health center offers yoga and other eastern style exercises, as well as massages that have everyone raving about them. Daily Zumba classes also held locally.During August, the Vendimia, a yearly wine festival with numerous events revolving around food and wine, are extremely popular; many sell out early. Golf is available at the Baja Country Club, a 20 minute drive and at Bajamar, about an hour north of Ensenada. Tide pools and a natural hot spring are close by; you can walk down, take a shovel and make your own hot tub! Take the kids to Las Cañadas water park (google it!) for water sports and zip lining . . . adult friendly as well!
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We have lived here, on and off, for over 25 years and still find it ideal. The weather is great, the ocean is ever changing, the people are terrific and the choices of things to do is never ending. We bought this property as a rental and our eventual home (first we have to pay it off!) and we live just down the street.
Why the Owner Chose Punta Banda: Punta Banda is a perfect family beach area; the beach is shallow for quite a way, the waves are gentle and occasionally even offer something for surfers. Our family has enjoyed vacations here for years and we hope other families can have the same experience. But, this is not just a 'family' house, it's a great place for that reconnection weekend you and your significant other have talked about for ages, it's a fun house to entertain friends, great for house parties (notice, we did not say 'drunken brawls') and it's the perfect place to visit alone when you're stressed out from the normal world. We can feel cares slipping away as we cross the border.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We love ending the day with a glass of wine on one of the two the decks overlooking the ocean, going out early in the morning to watch the sunrise over the estuary, bike riding along the beach and watching people just kicking back and enjoying life. The fireplace provides a cozy spot on cooler days, and big glass doors open to allow breezes to flow through on warmer days. The beach is perfect for our grandchildren, who are now ages 4 months to 23 years -- hard to beat that! Dolphins in the evenings, pelicans all day, sea gulls scrapping overhead, little skittering birds along the water all provide entertainment. For some world class meals, Ensenada is close by. Local restaurants come and go and some are perfect for a day after the beach. They currently offer everything from good Mexican food to pizza to fish so fresh that it smiles up at you. If you want to do nothing, there are movies to watch on the DVD player, books galore to read in the 'library' aka the bunk room, and lots of places for navel gazing and contemplation! We are available anytime should you need information or a fast repair or toilet paper or whatever.
Speaks: english, spanish
Primary:(619) 270-5488 (California, USA)House phone and it takes messages!