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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: 12/03/2014
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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

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

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

          • Main floor: 1 king

            Part of main floor living area....moreless

          • Downstairs: 1 king

            Can be converted to two twin beds....moreless

          • A Queen bed inflatable is also available.

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Snorkel Equipment, Kayaks

              Entertainment

              • Books:

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

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

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    Beautiful view of miles of beach....moreless

                  • Mountain View
                  • Ocean View:

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

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Covered Parking
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    There is cell service....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    French Press and Mr. Coffee type...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

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

                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Has ice trays for making ice....moreless

                  • Stove

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Water Sports Gear:

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

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.4
                  from 5 traveler reviews
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                  My Standard Rate
                  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: 12/03/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  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

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • The Casa Overlooks the Sea of Cortez

                    The Casa Overlooks the Sea of Cortez

                  • Front yard.

                    Front yard.

                  • 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.

                  • Huge outdoor shower off main floor bathroom.

                    Huge outdoor shower off main floor bathroom.

                  • Dinner with a view.

                    Dinner with a view.

                  • Downstairs bedroom with king bed (or 2 twins) and attached bathroom.

                    Downstairs bedroom with king bed (or 2 twins) and attached bathroom.

                  • Walk in shower downstairs.

                    Walk in shower downstairs.

                  • Downstairs Layout.

                    Downstairs Layout.

                  • 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.

                  • SUNSET!!!!  View from terrace.

                    SUNSET!!!! View from terrace.

                  • Main floor Layout.

                    Main floor Layout.

                  VRBO #57934

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $95 per night (USD)
                  5

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/03/14
                  Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/03/2014
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