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Luxury Private Beachfront Villa with Pools, Hot Tubs and 360 Degree Views

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Beautiful sunrise and view of Cerralvo Island

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

La Ventana villa description

Casa Duna is a recently completed home on a large 1 1/2 acre private walled beachfront compound on beautiful South Beach in the friendly and laid-back Baja fishing village of La Ventana. 4000 square feet of interior air conditioned space and over 6000 square feet of patios and shaded outdoor areas.

Beautiful guest house available for larger groups.

More pictures on our website www.CasaDuna.com
Designed by leading Santa Barbara, California architects Shubin & Donaldson.

Saturday to Saturday rentals prefered with some exceptions. Please contact us for details.


THE AREA

It has breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez, miles of unspoiled soft sand beaches, the rugged and uninhabited Cerralvo Island (recently renamed Jacques Cousteau Island by the Mexican government for its pristine and protected beauty and its association with the late underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, who called the nearby sea 'the world's aquarium'); mountains circling more than 270 degrees around you; and a huge cardon (giant cactus) forest just behind you, with many huge specimens within your private walled property. And it is just a 10 minute walk along the beach to the center of the safe and picturesque La Ventana village, with fishermen's pangas (boats) lining the beach, casual and inexpensive restaurants with the freshest of seafood, simple and friendly bars (many offering excellent musical entertainment in the winter months) and coffee shops, small groceries, world-class kite and windsurf instruction, and even some spas.


ACTIVITIES

Launch your kite, windsurf, stand-up-paddle, kayak, or fish just feet from your front door -- or mountain bike, hike or off-road from your back door on miles of well-kept single track trails or jeep trails through a forest of thousands of huge seguaro-like cardon cacti, or through arroyos to remote beaches for snorkeling, or to an old lighthouse you can climb for views across the Sea of Cortez. World-class sport fishing right in front of you, for marlin, sailfish, dorado, roosterfish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, pargo, sierra, yellowtail, and seabass. You can make arrangements with local fisherman to take you out (for a fraction of the cost of Cabo charters); surfcast, spearfish, or even fish from your surfboard or kayak; or take a whale-watching excursion; look for giant manta rays jumping from the sea, swimming turtles, or schools of dolphins; or even swim with whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea, almost always in the vicinity. Or just relax and enjoy the amazing views, bird watch, or walk for miles along the beach -- one renowned for sea turtle hatches. This region of Baja, land and sea, is famous for its many endemic species of plants and animals. You will see why Baja is recognized as a biological treasure in ways not easily apparent in highly developed and commercialized Cabo.


THE EXPERIENCE IS SPECIAL

Enjoy mountain and desert sunsets from the pools or several upper decks, soak in two hot tubs, one on an upper deck with gorgeous views, and swim in two pools -- a large pool in the large inner courtyard shielded from winter winds, and a smaller one for non-windy days off your front patio between you and the beach. In the ocean, there is soft sand under your feet and gentle waves for safe ocean swimming. And beautiful cactus and palm and flower gardens around the courtyard.

Enjoy drinks at the bar on the 3rd floor observatory level, and enjoy ocean, desert and mountain views as the sun sets, from seats in or near either of the pools, in the beachside or courtyard palapas, or by a firepit on the master balcony.


THE ROOMS

Three master bedrooms with queen beds, balconies and private baths. Beautifully furnished throughout, with local artwork. Outdoor sleeping patios to sleep under the stars. (It hardly ever rains). Gourmet kitchen; large living areas with indoor-outdoor feel; fully air conditioned; your choice of outdoor and indoor dining areas; beachside and inner courtyard shade palapas; built-in outdoor gas grill, or make your own pizza (or breads/meals) in an outdoor wood-burning pizza oven; third floor observatory with a bar and jaw-dropping views; gymnasium with elliptical machine, recumbent bike and free weights; audio system; wireless internet; state-of-art security system; resident caretaker for your peace of mind and convenience.

Sleeps 10 in the main house. 3 master bedrooms, one bunk room and multiple outdoor sleeping decks. Additional casita sleeps 4 with kitchen and private patio is also available at times for an additional cost.


GETTING THERE

Rent a car at the airport, or we can have Cabo and La Paz airport pick-ups arranged. La Paz international airport is just 45 minutes away ).


SPECIAL SERVICES

Pre-stocking with food and drinks of your choice can be arranged, as can shopping be while you are there. We can arrange for an excellent cook for all your meals, or for just some of them. Professional massages can be arranged at the house. We can also arrange local guided excursions available to many fascinating locations (e.g, a desert waterfall and natural deep river pool for swimming; natural hot springs; art galleries in Todos Santos; ancient pictographs; the beautiful malecon in La Paz; whale or whale-shark expeditions; surfing on the Pacific beaches).


RATES

Weekly rates, far less than in Cabo, vary by season. There is no comparable property in the area -- and the area is unique.


BUILT TO BE GREEN

And if you're like most windsports enthusiasts and care a great deal about sustainability and responsible green design, Casa Duna was built to be sustainable and with minimal environmental impact.

-Extensive roof-mounted solar panel array generates electricity for use on-site; excess power is metered back to the grid for others to use. There is also solar hot water heating.
-Lots of natural light reduces the need for artificial lighting. Windows are shaded and deep wall recesses reduce hot summer sun overheating the interior. South windows allow the low winter sun in to heat the tile floors.
-Extremely high insulation in walls reduces air conditioning cooling loss and exterior heat gain. Operable windows/doors on both sides of all rooms increase natural ventilation and reduce need for air conditioning.
-The basic construction material is an advanced Mexican-made material called Performwall, a recycled product with 85% recycled content. The insulation forms a full thermal break from interior to exterior, one of the best ways to minimize heat transfer.
-Waste-water irrigation system for the landscaping. All grey and black water is recycled and used for irrigating the plants.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Villa
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

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

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Massage
      • Chauffeur
      • Private Chef
      • Concierge
      • Car Available

      Suitability

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Wheelchair Accessible
      • Children Welcome
      • Pets Considered

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

      Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

      • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

        ...moreless

      • Guest bathroom #2: toilet, shower

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      • Pool bathroom: toilet, shower

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      • Guest bathroom #1: toilet, tub, combination tub/shower

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      • Barn: toilet, outdoor shower

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      • Beautiful tile work throughout all of the bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen:

        Island kitchen with top of the line GE Monogram appliances...moreless

      • Dishes & Utensils:

        Handmade pottery dishes and quality utensils...moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        Hugh refrigerator and equally large freezer...moreless

      • Dining:

        Multiple dining areas around the home...moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        8...moreless

      • Child's Highchair
      • Coffee Maker
      • Toaster
      • Dishwasher
      • Stove
      • Oven
      • Microwave
      • Seating for 8 people

      Amenities

      • Fireplace:

        Two outdoor, one indoor fireplace and one outdoor fire-pit for fires on the beach....moreless

      • Living Room:

        50 inch TV with DVD and Sky MX TV, CNN, HBO and 100+ other channels...moreless

      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

        Gym with stationary bike, elliptical and dumbbell weights...moreless

      • Parking:

        Large 1.5 acre property with gated parking...moreless

      • Linens Provided:

        High end sheets...moreless

      • Air Conditioning:

        In every room....moreless

      • Iron & Board
      • Hair Dryer
      • Towels Provided
      • Washing Machine
      • Clothes Dryer

      Entertainment

      • Satellite / Cable:

        Sky TV with many English channels. CNN, BBC, Fox Sports, HBO, Discover, History...moreless

      • Stereo:

        Central audio system that plays in most all areas of the house and patios...moreless

      • Toys:

        Kids beach toys, pool noodles, bogie boards...moreless

      • Games
      • Music Library
      • Video Library

      Communications

          Pool & Spa

          • Private Pool:

            2- Beach pool and mountain pool that is protected from the wind....moreless

          • Hot Tub:

            Master deck hot tub and hot tub attached to the mountain pool...moreless

          • Heated Pool

          Outdoor Features

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Fruit trees, massive Cardons and other types of cacti, palms, and flowering plants throughout the property....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            Huge palapa for outdoor dining and large beach palapa for yoga, gear storage and hanging out beachside....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Top of the line GE Monogram with infrared ...moreless

          • Balcony:

            Each bedroom has a private balcony...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Two person 2013 Hobie Kayak...moreless

          • Water Sports Gear:

            2 Stand up paddle boards...moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Spa
          • Romantic
          • Family
          • Away From It All
          • Sports & Activities

          Location & View

          • Beachfront
          • Mountain View

          Activities

          • Restaurants
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Fishing
          • Cycling
          • Sailing
          • Swimming
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • ATM/Bank
          • Massage Therapist
          • Groceries
          • Boating
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Whale Watching
          • Bird Watching
          • Beachcombing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Horseback Riding
          • Eco Tourism
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Mountain Biking
           

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          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Thanksgiving
          Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2014
          7 night min stay
          $1,000
          Holidays
          Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
          7 night min stay
          $1,000
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $750
          $4,700

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
          • Tax Rate 19%

          Cancellation policy:

          100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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          Location

          30 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          La Paz
          40 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          North of La Paz
          0.5 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Baja Joe's
          30 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          0.5 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Coya's

          Car: Recommended

          La Ventana is a small Mexican fishing village located on the Sea of Cortez just 35 minutes southeast of La Paz, Baja California, Mexico.

          Recently declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Sea of Cortez (also known as the Gulf of California) offers intense ocean-blue scenery and the stark contrast of arid desert landscapes. So abundant is the region' s natural beauty that the explorer Jacques Cousteau referred to it as the 'world's aquarium.'

           

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          Photos

          • Beautiful sunrise and view of Cerralvo Island

            Beautiful sunrise and view of Cerralvo Island

          • View from the water.  You cannot be closer to the beach.

            View from the water. You cannot be closer to the beach.

          • Guest bedroom patio

            Guest bedroom patio

          • Miles of empty beaches to the south

            Miles of empty beaches to the south

          • Short walk to the center of La Ventana bars and restaurants to the north

            Short walk to the center of La Ventana bars and restaurants to the north

          • Master patio gas fire pit for cool La Ventana nights

            Master patio gas fire pit for cool La Ventana nights

          • Outdoor dining palapa with huge grill and outdoor fireplace

            Outdoor dining palapa with huge grill and outdoor fireplace

          • Upstairs guest master suite with private patio

            Upstairs guest master suite with private patio

          • Beautifully decorated living and dining room

            Beautifully decorated living and dining room

          • Dining room view with open views of the Sea of Cortez

            Dining room view with open views of the Sea of Cortez

          • Master bedroom bath and views of the beach

            Master bedroom bath and views of the beach

          • Mountain pool and lounge area

            Mountain pool and lounge area

          • Rooftop deck with teak table and chairs and 360 degree views

            Rooftop deck with teak table and chairs and 360 degree views

          • Beach patio with multiple eating and lounging areas.  And the beach side pool.

            Beach patio with multiple eating and lounging areas. And the beach side pool.

          • Master patio hot tub

            Master patio hot tub

          • Master bedroom bath and shower with mountain/Cardon forest views

            Master bedroom bath and shower with mountain/Cardon forest views

          • Downstairs guest master with private patio

            Downstairs guest master with private patio

          • Front entryway

            Front entryway

          • Mountain patio with huge Cardon cacti

            Mountain patio with huge Cardon cacti

          • Outdoor dining palapa with wood fired oven for pizza, bread, meats, you name it.

            Outdoor dining palapa with wood fired oven for pizza, bread, meats, you name it.

          • Comfortable living room with 50' TV

            Comfortable living room with 50' TV

          VRBO #432261

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          Date last modified - Monday, September 01, 2014

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