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Casa Franz #146 Las Gaviotas ~ Private Beach Resort

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Last updated: 03/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our vacation home is located in the beautiful exclusive beachfront community of Las Gaviotas, approximately 30 mins from U.S. Border. We have a 3 bedroom ~ 3 bath vacation family home. Maximum 6 person including children.

How to get to Las Gaviotas:

1. From California by Car: Drive south towards the US-MEXICAN beyond San Diego passed the border crossing. All vehicles should have Mexican Auto Insurance.* Look for 'Cuota' ~ Toll Road', a scenic beach drive to Ensenada. Once on the toll road, drive to the last exit of the City of Rosarito. Exit & drive South along the 'Libre ~ Free Road' for about 10 mins. Las Gaviotas is on the Sea-side and look for a red-white TV tower. .

2. US Citizens ~ By Air from US Cities: Land in San Diego Airport (SAN). Get your Rental car at any of the establish rental agencies. You will be required to get Mexican Auto Insurance. The drive is about 45 mins to Las Gaviotas per instruction in #1. Alternate option would be to fly direct to the Tijuana Airport (TIJ).

3. For Non-US Foreign Travelers: Highly Recommended that you fly from your destination directly to the Tijuana International Airport (TIJ). The standard auto rental agencies are available. Again Mexican Auto Insurance is required. Drive per instruction which is about 30 minutes south on the 'Toll Road.'

* About Mexican Auto Insurance: Individuals travelling to Mexico in their own private vehicles should get Mexican Auto Insurance. It's not required, but if you are in an accident in Mexico without Insurance, you may land in a Mexican jail.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


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

    No one under 18 without parental supervision....moreless

  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    Very much welcomed...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children under 5 require supervision with many low interior walls purposely designed to maximize interior the sea view....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you need to smoke...the deck is the best place...we have no please be mindful....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2nd - Twin ~ 2nd Floor: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1st Floor: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3rd ~ 2nd Floor: 1 queen


  • All bedroom are private.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1st Floor: toilet, shower

    Private to this bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3rd - 2nd Floor: toilet, shower

    Private to this Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2nd - Twin bedroom: toilet, shower

    This bathroom functions as a guest bath & for bedroom #2...moreless

Other Amenities

  • SURFBOARDS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE STORED ANYWHERE INSIDE OUR VACATION HOME ALSO NO WAXING ON THE PREMISES. On the east side setback, there is gate for limited storage of surfboards....Bring a lock for extra security....moreless


  • Music Library:

    Bring your IPOD...It works with the video system....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    If you have IPOD, there is a jack set up for music....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    check with Owner for special use....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Downstairs Laundry room PLS. NO SANDY CLOTHES!...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Focal point for living room and dining....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Clubhouse ~ Check with Owner for special use needs....moreless

  • Heating:

    Small built-in space electrical heaters used mainly during the winter (Nov - Feb)...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi is available in our home. We will provide you with the PASSWORD as part of the booking confirmation. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 Mexican style sofas ...moreless

  • Parking:

    1/2 BLOCK FROM CASA FRANZ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a vonage phone is the owner's computer. However, may only be available on a emergency basis for guests. Check with the owner. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Only provided for those renter wishing to stay a minimum of 7 days....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Downstairs Laundry room ~ Available. PLS. NO SANDY CLOTHES!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Sugar Packets, Salt & Pepper & various Teas....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 burner range...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    Real del Mar: 18 hole-30 min drive North. Baja Mar: 27 hole - 30 min drive-South...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:


  • Tennis:

    On premises...Check with Rental Mgr for use....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Near Olympic size swimming pool below the clubhouse....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Next to the Swimming Pool No one under the age of 16....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.5
from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 - May 25, 2015
3 night min stay
4th of July
Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2015
3 night min stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 3 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
Columbus Day Week
Oct 8 - Oct 13, 2015
3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
USA Christmas Week
Dec 18 - Dec 27, 2015
5 night min stay
$280 $280
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
New Year's Week
Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2016
5 night min stay
Valentine's Weekend
Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$240 $240
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,620 $6,640
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 20%


20% Federal, Local Renter's tax and fees.

$50 Cleaning fee

$150-300 Security Deposit refundable less expenses with 7 business days.

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/20/2015
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  • Susanna's Cuisine of the Californias

    "Excellent food....One of our favorites"

  • El Nido Restaurant

    "A must eat restaurant! Been going for over 30 years. Grill meat with Mesquite wood."

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tijuana International Airport (TIJ)
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Real Del Mar, BajaMar
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Toll Road 'Cuota'
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

Baja Studios is about 5 min drive north on the 'free' road where the Titanic, Master & Commander movies were made. You need to inquire whether tours are available.

Ensenada is a port city. About 45 min beautiful seaside drive. The main street has been restrict to vehicular traffic and make for nice shopping outing with hundreds of curios shops, restaurants and bars.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1973

About: I'm a retired mortgage banker and was one of the first homeowners to purchase and build our vacation home. For years we used it as our get-away school vacation break with our children who are now grown up. It is a great family retreat and our home is located on the 3rd tier from the beach about 1 1/2 blocks from the beach front. My wife, Amy & I have taken great pride in outfitting the interior with original art work from local artist in the area. Our place is small but comfortable and is used mostly for casual light eating. For Dinner, we go out to our favorite restaurants. However, for those with cooking interests, we do have a small micro-wave/convention oven and a 4 burner range with a dishwasher & midsize refrigerator.

Why Las Gaviotas:
Our house was designed by my brother, an Architect and we but a lot of emphasis in bringing out the Mexican characteristics of traditional artisan construction. We think of it as a Modern Mexican vacation home, open entry and kitchen concept to maximize space for beach viewing from the front half of the home...blending in vibrant tile colors which accents our themes of cobalt blue, rust and bright yellow. We have complimented the home design with use of local artisan paintings, furniture and other folk art.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Las Gaviotas complex has 24/7 security services to make your stay safe and enjoyable. Many owners and guests walk & jog at all hours around the complex enjoying the cliff side promenades. During the summer months (May -Sep) are the best in terms of weather & temperature with views from the kitchen, living room, dining and mostly the deck. A small charcoal Weber BBQ unit is available and while cooking on the deck you can sip a few Margaritas!

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Calendar last updated 03/20/2015
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