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Safe Haven Overlooking the Sea of Cortez

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The Casa Overlooks the Sea of Cortez

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Last updated: 06/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Los Frailes house description

Casa Baja is located in a secure community(Castillo de Arena) on a hillside overlooking the Sea of Cortez, which is a 10 minute walk or three minute ride away. The Castillo de Arena development is home to Americans and Canadians- many full-time residents. For your security it is fenced and the entrance is monitored by video camera. We are located 5 miles south of Los Frailes, 6 miles south of Los Arbolitos (a beautiful snorkel bay where you can rent kayaks and snorkel gear, or just relax under a palapa), 10 miles south of Cabo Pulmo (where you can take fishing or diving tours, or rent water sport equipment. There are also several restaurants here), and 6 miles north of Vinorama (one restaurant). The main floor of the house, built in 2004, is an octagon, 32 feet across, which contains spaces for kitchen, dining, living, sleeping areas. The only interior walls in the octagon are for the bathroom, which includes a spectacular outdoor, but very private shower.

Where you will spend most of your time though is on the front porch (terraza), with its palm roof and beautiful view that goes from the Sea of Cortez to the mountains of southern Baja. It’s the perfect spot for morning coffee sitting on the couch or loungers and listening to the birds talk about what’s in bloom or if the time is right you can watch the whales splash about. You’ll probably be back in the evening for a drink or dinner. Nothing beats sitting around the terraza’s dining table and watching the sun set over the mountains while you feast on something you’ve just taken off the BBQ.

Below the main level and dug into the hillside keeping it partially insulated from the heat is a bedroom, with 2 twin beds (can be converted to a king bed) and attached bathroom. Also on this level is a utility space which includes a washing machine and serves as storage space for a couple kayaks which you are free to use.

There is a small library of DVD's to watch, CD's to listen to, and books to read. You can plug in your MP3 player and listen to YOUR favorite music.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Filtered drinking water...you don't have to buy bottled water....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            French Press and Mr. Coffee type...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Has ice trays for making ice....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Covered Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

              • Snorkel Equipment, Kayaks

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                There is a small library of books....moreless

              • Music Library
              • Television
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    There is a collection of masks, fins, and snorkels....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    There are two sea kayaks....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Beautiful ocean view and binoculars are available for close-ups....moreless

                  • Beach View:

                    Beautiful view of miles of beach....moreless

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Boating
                  • Hiking
                  • Surf Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  5 night min stay
                  $95
                  $595 $1,950
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                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning $50
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 06/25/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Whale Watching(seasonal), Bird Watching

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2001

                  About the owner: My wife and I own a pharmacy in a rural, northern California town. I am active in the local theater and have written several plays. We have both appeared in several plays. My wife is an avid photographer and took many of the pictures you see on the VRBO listing. We both enjoy travelling.

                  Why the Owner Chose Los Frailes:
                  I bought this property in 2001 on a camping trip and decided to build in 2003. I designed the casa myself with the help of local architect and contractor, Alfredo Gomez. I have a very stressful job and when I get down here that all fades away. I enjoy the isolation and being able to enjoy the birds, fish, whales. Being able to walk for miles on the beaches and arroyos and rarely seeing a soul. The people here are so friendly and helpful, both the natives and the transplanted Canadians and Americans. I have wonderful neighbors.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • The Casa Overlooks the Sea of Cortez

                    The Casa Overlooks the Sea of Cortez

                  • Your kitchen with gas stove, elec. refrigerator, and filtered drinking water.

                    Your kitchen with gas stove, elec. refrigerator, and filtered drinking water.

                  • King bed on main floor.

                    King bed on main floor.

                  • Downstairs bedroom with king bed and attached bathroom.

                    Downstairs bedroom with king bed and attached bathroom.

                  • Floorplan.

                    Floorplan.

                  • Your vacation home.

                    Your vacation home.

                  • "Living room " area. Enjoy reading, videos, music.

                    "Living room " area. Enjoy reading, videos, music.

                  • Kitchen bar is great for casual dining.

                    Kitchen bar is great for casual dining.

                  • Main floor bathroom with handcrafted copper sink.

                    Main floor bathroom with handcrafted copper sink.

                  • The terrace is ideal for outdoor dining, whale and bird watching.

                    The terrace is ideal for outdoor dining, whale and bird watching.

                  • Stairs leading up to main floor.

                    Stairs leading up to main floor.

                  • Downstairs bathroom with walk-in shower.

                    Downstairs bathroom with walk-in shower.

                  VRBO #57934

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Friday, July 04, 2014

                  $95 per night (USD)
                  5

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 06/25/14
                  Minimum stay: 5 nights
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