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Our home is located in the CostaBaja resort in the Las Colinas hillside homes. This small group of homes overlooks the Sea of Cortez, the city of La Paz, a small lake with fountain, and the Gary Player designed 18 hold golf course. Our home is one of the few that are single units not attached to another. It is ideally situated as the last of only two houses on a small cul-de-sac off the main entry road which provides greater privacy, but it is only steps away from the beautiful infinity pool overlooking the Sea, City, and a golf fairway. It is a gated, 24 hour secure and very safe neighborhood. The view from the home and pool are magical, both during the sunny days and in the evenings when the city lights sparkle and lake lights show the shimmer of the fountain.
The house is 2 bedrooms plus an office / den and 2 full bathrooms and comes fully furnished with everything you need to enjoy your stay in La Paz. The office includes an HP Printer and larger monitor to hook up your laptop. We purchased the home as a primary residence and so have made numerous improvements to the typical home in the neighborhood. Because we enjoy entertaining and cooking, we have modified the kitchen significantly. We redesigned the standard kitchen and added 8 kitchen cabinets as well as 2 very large pantry cabinets, each with 3 fixed shelves and 4 very convenient slide-out ones for easier storage and access. We also added a marble backsplash for ease of cleaning. The kitchen has GE Profile refrigerator, convection oven and stovetop, dishwasher, and microwave as well as other small appliances, and a large double sink with sprayer. Off the kitchen is a dining area with table and chairs with a direct view over the lake and the Sea.
The main entrance to the house is through a courtyard gate into a garden area with tropical plants and outdoor canvas chairs for reading, having a glass of wine, listening to music, or talking with friends. The courtyard makes for a great extension to the house, especially in the warmer weather since it is shaded with our custom wooden pergola with ceiling fan and light. Opening the sliding doors to the courtyard and front terrace provides pleasant sea breezes through the main living areas. There is also an entrance from the carport to the office / den.
The living room has a large comfortable sofa, leather chair and ottoman, coffee table, 2 end tables, and 2 counter-height leather high-backed stools that can be positioned for greater seating capacity for entertaining or for watching sports with friends on the new 55 inch flat screen high definition TV. There is also a stereo and DVD player and a large capacity American DISH system DVR. An added bonus is access to the American HD DISH system and its US English programming through 2 large satellite dishes. Connect your IPAD or IPOD to the stereo and you will have all your favorite music! Sitting in the living room you have a great view of the Sea and passing boats!
The large master bedroom is furnished with a king-sized bed, a large 9 drawer dresser and mirror, 2 smaller bedside dressers, a floor lamp, and a new 40 inch HD flat screen TV. You can relax in bed and watch boats go by in the Sea of Cortez. The en suite master bath has a double sink vanity, drawer and shelf storage, and a large mirror. There is a large walk-in tiled rain shower and a jetted bathtub, as well as a walk-in closet, and a separate toilet closet. A large linen closet is at the entrance to the master bedroom, and there is a sliding door to the large front terrace.
The guest bedroom contains a queen-sized bed, a large 10 drawer dresser with mirror, a smaller 4 drawer bedside dresser, and a small walk-in closet. Next to the 2nd bedroom is a 2nd full bath with walk-in rain shower and a single sink vanity with storage. The office / den is across from the second bath. It is furnished with a small desk, an L-shaped desk extension, lamp, 2 bookcases, a reading library, and a monitor to connect to your laptop. There is wireless internet throughout the house. In this area is a laundry closet with stackable washer and dryer and cleaning supplies. A 32 foot front terrace with overhead fan offers a direct view of the Sea of Cortez, the small lake with fountain, the city of La Paz, and a glimpse of the golf course. This is the perfect spot for your morning coffee or evening drinks, and provides spectacular sunsets. There is also a small 8 foot garden area. On the terrace, you will find a counter height table and 4 chairs for dining out and outdoor folding canvas chairs for additional seating. A propane BBQ grill is located here as well for. We also provide a card table, table cloths and 4 chairs for entertaining larger groups.
Each room has individual room controlled A/Cs, and there are ceiling fans in the master bedroom, the living room, and on the front terrace and in the courtyard. The infinity pool, steps from our house is a beautiful 40 meter pool, with sunny as well as shaded areas furnished with loungers and a covered area of tables and chairs for eating, entertaining or events.
We include the private Beach Club membership with your rental. This membership offers you a Sea front restaurant and bar with internet, an Olympic sized infinity pool with many sitting areas, a jacuzzi, a large beach area furnished with several types of lounge chairs and hammocks, shower and restroom area, gym with fitness equipment, 2 beach-side tennis courts, and a sandy and swimmable beach leading toward the resort hotel. There are 4 restaurants within the resort. Azul, is one of the best restaurants in La Paz, an excellent Italian restaurant, an innovative sushi restaurant, the Beach Club restaurant, and a Breeze Market for lunches and convenience items. Around the marina are also services such as a laundry and a medical office. There is also a scenic and challenging Gary Player designed 18-hole golf course with amazing views of the Sea which is available for separate fees. Large boat outer and a smaller boat inner marina, with Fun Baja providing whale and sea lion watching and snorkeling and diving trips, round out the resort facilities. The Beach Club also rents kayaks, small sailboats, water-bikes, and paddle boards.
While every unit in Las Colinas with the amenities of the resort offers a great place to spend a few days or weeks vacationing, or as a longer-term residence, we believe you will agree that our home provides a very comfortable home suitable for short or longer-term rentals. We have lived comfortably here for 3 years and plan to rent it beginning May 1st while we resume our love for travel! It has not been rented prior to this.
The resort hotel offers concierge services and a first class spa as well as other traditional services offered by hotels. The marina also offers services such as laundry, a Breeze convenience market, a medical office, and a marine store providing marine supplies. CostaBaja also offers a free shuttle service to several locations in La Paz. Many people arrive at the San Jose Del Cabo airport where there are numerous rental car agencies and a bus service to La Paz. Others fly directly into La Paz, although there may be fewer and less convenient flights from your location. ...moreless
Lending library of popular paperbacks in office / den...moreless
Large side by side with through door water / ice access...moreless
Deck / Patio:
1. A large terrace fronts the whole house with fantastic views to the Sea of Cortez and the city 2) a courtyard entrance is off the living room, with custom trellis, fan and light for relaxing...moreless
The Gary Player-designed 18 hold golf course is central to the development with views of it from many locations; there is a first class clubhouse and a restaurant as well...moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Kayaks and water toys can be rented at the Beach Club...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
The landscaping is mature and maintained by the HOA -- monthly maintenance paid by owner.Small garden off end of front terrace. Shaded pleasant reading and entertaining space in courtyard with garden...moreless
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall and winter Sep 1 - Feb 29, 2016 7 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Long-term renters to pay electric bill. Long term-rental requires first and last month rent. No deposit required if pay the small one time damage protection plan of $69.
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The resort hotel offers full spa services. Fun Baja at the resort offers range of water activities including whale and sea watching and swimming with, snorkeling, and diving. Evening cultural events often hosted in resort. The City of La Paz offers a full range of Mexican cultural events, shopping of all types, and all forms of recreation. The resort offers a free shuttle into town for shopping, recreation, and leisure if you prefer not to drive. ATM in the resort as well as many banks in town. The resort is very-self contained and also within easy reach of all that the city of La Paz offers
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We lived in Hawaii in Hawaii Kai on the water for over 25 years and love to travel. While we love Hawaii, we tired of the traffic and congestion. We love to travel and have traveled much of the world and began looking for a new location that would offer us the sun, water, and adventure we wanted without the daily hassles of traffic and congestion. We discovered La Paz and really enjoyed all that La Paz has to offer and the communities making up CostaBaja resort. After three years, we have decided to travel a year and rent our home while we explore some new locations and adventures.
Why the Owner Chose La Paz: La Paz is a fantastic city with all that a traditional Mexican town can offer as well as all the conveniences of major US cities. You can spend time in the traditional Mexican town but also find all you need in newer US-like major stores -- there are many new and older traditional groceries and newer ones such as Mega. WalMart, Home Depot, Sam's Club, etc. The new Mega complex has a Platino movie theater with most first run English as well as Spanish movies in a 'lazy-Boy' chair type of seating -- better than US and 1/2 the cost! There are many terrific restaurants, both 'hole in the wall' Mexican taco places to upscale specialty restaurants. CostaBaja has along the marina some of the best in town with Azul offering innovative menus, an Italian restaurant, a unique sushi bar offering the freshest seafood, and a Beach Club with its many facilities. There is also a *** hotel with restaurant and bar as well as a new Hyatt about to open. The Beach Club offers a wonderful Olympic pool, a restaurant and bar with pool service, many areas to relax in the sun or shade, a well-equipped gym, and 2 beach-side tennis courts. For golfers we have a challenging Gary Player designed golf course woven throughout the property so you constantly see the contrast of a well-kept green golf course with the backdrop of the many colored azure Sea of Cortez. Trips to the many water adventures -- whale and sale lion watching, diving, snorkeling, sailing, paddling, kayaking -- all are offered within the resort. The malecon in downtown La Paz is like the area along the SF Bay in Sausalito -- active all hours of the day, kids and adults, shops and restaurants, and most weekend have special activities or events planned. La Paz has it all, including the culture of Mexico, CostaBaja is a self-contained paradise, with easy access to all the city has to offer. And we haven't even mentioned the day trips to another fun little town, Todos Santos, famous for the California Hotel, and Cabo!!
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: Our home offers a number of benefits including:
-- fantastic views day and night to the Sea of Cortez, the lake and fountain, and the city from a large terrace with room for entertaining friends
-- a comfortable home prepared as a full-time residence rather than a short-term vacation home
-- a remodeled kitchen with greatly expanded storage and counter space, set up so a cook can actually use it and entertain
-- a custom trellis over the courtyard that provides a shady area for dining out, reading, or talking with friends during the warmer times of the year; with a roll down shade for added privacy and temperature control
-- located on a cul-de-sac with only two detached homes for added privacy
-- steps from the Las Colinas pool used only by the few residents
-- two large US DISH network dishes so that US, English based TV is broadcast on your two large flat screen HD TVs
-- high speed internet
-- all within a gated, 24 hour secure safe environment
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