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Ah, Beautiful Baja Beaches,No Better Place to Be in the Summer,Toes in the Sand!

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Barefoot at the beach!


Last updated: 09/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

Keywords: Beach front house, views and more


Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 to rent the house. Any age acceptable for other renters, only limit is on the number of people allowed....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Pets Considered:

    We love pets, just let us know what it is you plan to bring!...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • 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

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Bathroom 3


  • 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! ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 2 kayaks available for the ocean or the estuary.


  • Books:

    A pretty good variety, also I usually have magazines that are a lot more current than those in your doctor's office!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, cards -- beach house stuff!...moreless

  • Music Library:

    CD's but you are urged to bring your own as our tastes may differ!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV for all three TV sets, HBO included....moreless

  • Television:

    One in the living room, one upstairs in the master bedroom and one downstairs in the queen bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    A few, but, again, best to bring any that your little ones want....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    A collection of DVD's, some old, some new, all family oriented....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Gentle waves breaking feet from your door, views from two deck upstairs as well as downstairs ....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Watch the sun set over Punta Banda, watch dolphins at play, walk down to the beach with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and enjoy....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    See from Punta Banda to Ensenada to Todos Santos Islands...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    A few steps off the deck and you're on the beach! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The table has leaves, so you can seat a lot of people if needed....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access:


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    A work in progress, but it functions....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Almost never needed, but a portable propane heater keeps the house cosy on those chilly nights....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-fi and/or regular....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sit on the couch and watch the waves rolling in . . . instant stress relief! ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for one big car or two small ones inside the gate....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Across the street from the house, easy access....moreless

  • Telephone:

    The local line is only for calls made within the Ensenada area. There is also a Vonage line allowing free calls to and from the U.S....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:



  • Catering Available:

    Local American chef, makes whatever kind of meal you might want for great prices. And the food is terrific! Save a day for yourselves and have Joan cook for you!...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Even one that makes espresso and steams milk. Life is good!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All utensils that you could need -- and if there's one you want and it isn't there, we'll get it!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of each, you could serve an army....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    But of course -- are we going to wash dishes on vacation?...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave:

    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

  • Oven:

    Part of the stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    No food is kept -- it's strictly bring your own so that you know it's fresh...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French door refrigerator, big bottom freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    A wonderful self cleaning gas stove, even has a Passover setting! And the manual is in the house book!...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Works like a champ and, if it doesn't, we'll get a new one....moreless


  • Balcony:

    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

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    A dig it yourself right down the beach, always fresh ocean water that's warm and hasn't been used by anyone else!...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,200 $2,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Mar 1 - Oct 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,500 $3,000

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Non-refundable cleaning $100
  • Taxes Not included


$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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Last updated: 09/29/2015
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego Lindberg Fiedl
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Baja Mama's, Marina Cove, La Bufadora Grill
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Baja Country Club
100 Miles
Nearest Train
San Diego Union Station
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Marina Cove, Baja Mama's, La Bufadora Grill

Car: Necessary

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!


Owner info

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.

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Speaks: english, spanish



  • Barefoot at the beach!

    Barefoot at the beach!

  • The living room, looking out toward the ocean

    The living room, looking out toward the ocean

  • The master bedroom, bed faces the ocean view!

    The master bedroom, bed faces the ocean view!

  • The bunk room/library/story reading to grandchildren area

    The bunk room/library/story reading to grandchildren area

  • View from the beach

    View from the beach

  • The famous red tiled kitchen!

    The famous red tiled kitchen!

  • The queen bedroom (workers next door not included in rental price)

    The queen bedroom (workers next door not included in rental price)

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