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Recent Ensenada reviews

  • Great place to relax!

    "House was fantastic and the beach was breathtaking! Most days it felt like our own private paradise as we rarely saw another person on the beach. Well maintained property, only suggestion is to bring basics with (trash bags, dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, cooking oil etc). Beautiful location. The drive took a lot longer than we had anticipated though (7 hours from LA) so it was almost dark when we arrived and a little more difficult to find. Also, on the return drive we did get held up at the border for 3 1/2 hours, so plan accordingly. Michael was very prompt and helpful with all of our questions/concerns. Would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway! We hope to go back!"
    Guest: Heather Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 11, 2014
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  • The Best Beach House

    "We have stayed here about three times. We adore this house. It is very spacious and very well maintained. Our children enjoy the beach and the jacuzzi. The service people and owner are very helpful. We love the tranquility and peace this house provides. Nice great get away. We love that it is away from the busy city. We always have felt very safe here. This house is a jewel!"
    Guest: Castorena Family Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 8, 2014
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  • Exceeded our expectation, amazing place to stay.

    "All I can say it's great. The management team is friendly. The panoramic view of the living room of the ocean and the shoreline is truly breath taking. Its great for families, the house is very spacious. The house is clean and the location is near everything. The deck upstairs has a view of the ocean and the bay, what an amazing place to party. Every bedroom has an ocean or a bay view. The beach is amazing, when the tide is in its still all beach. I took my daughter and her friends, they had a great time. Perfect for families. The ocean is very safe because of the pennisulas that flank the house and Todos Santos Island as a breakwater. We took long walks and rode our bikes."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 13, 2014
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  • Just what we needed!

    "We spent a week here in April and it was everything we wanted! The casita is actually the upstairs apartment of a gorgeous estate home. Very private and decorated beautifully. (Don't think "garage apartment" because it is definitely not!) We ate breakfast on the balcony everyday, overlooking the Bay of Ensenada - and enjoyed incredible sunsets each day with our private happy hour on the terrace, literally overhanging the pacific straight below. Fantastic views from all directions. We were looking for a quiet, relaxing, no-schedule or crowds kind of vacation, and that's exactly what we got. We've done the Mexico resorts and love the Caribbean, but this had a totally different feel to it. The views on the pacific coast are phenomenal, and we enjoyed exploring the area each day. The local restaurants in Punta Banda offered amazing fresh fish and local Mexican fare that rivaled any fancy resort restaurant we have ever been too, and for a fraction of the price. Jannika was a most gracious hostess, answered our many questions, and gave us tons of suggestions for local sites and activities. The neighborhood was super quiet and we felt like we had the place to ourselves. We just happened to hit there the night of the annual community HAT PARTY at Gordito's in La Bufadora, where we made friends with local ex-pats we kept running back into all week. We are not into the tourist scene, so otherwise bypassed La Bufadora. Our favorite spot ended up being the spectacular, private beach just below Jannika's house. To get there required 4-wheel drive, a short hike, and a climb down a rope to the sugar-soft white sand below. Took a little effort and planning to get there, but once there we had the place to our selves. If you do it, pack in your cold beverages, snacks and a good book. You will want to stay a while! The only thing I wished for was warm water for a good swim. It's the Pacific, so don't expect the bath water of the Caribbean! But it truly is a beautiful and unique spot and we would definitely go back. (Note: I probably would not go here with young children because there is no easy, convenient beach access. If you enjoy resort-style conveniences, this may not be your thing. But for adult couples who are looking for relaxation and adventure - this is your spot!)"
    Guest: Travelers seeking sun Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 24, 2014
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Ensenada Travel Tips

Things to See and Do at Esenada Vacation Rentals

Esenada is one of the premiere vacation destinations in the Baja California region. Miles of pristine coastline offer a wealth of activities and attractions. Many people come to enjoy the famous sunshine and beautiful beaches. Once there, they discover a wealth of other attractions that keeps them coming back year after year. If you think you'll enjoy exploring some of Mexico's culture and traditions, there are quite literally hundreds of museums and cultural places of interest to visit. Just north of Catavina you can view cave paintings that are believed to date back 600 and 1,000 years. Abstract shapes and pictographs at the site cover the walls and ceiling of the cave and are interesting to view. There are several ancient mission buildings near Esenada that date back to the late 1700s. The adobe ruins of these mission stations are great as photography subjects. Many have adjacent museums which provide insight into the history of the area.

If you enjoy wine, you will certainly enjoy visiting the many wineries in the area. Many are open for tastings and cellar tours. Guided wine excursions can also be arranged through a local tour operator. There are two national parks near Esenada. The larger of the two is the Parque Nacional Sierra De San Pedro Martir. The park is home to the Mexican National Observatory. Ideal for hiking , backpacking and wilderness camping, the park is a pristine wilderness area. The Parque Nacional Constitution de 1957 is located in the Sierra de Juarez. A feature of the park is the large scenic lake which is surrounded by rugged rock formations and pine forests. Just 22 miles south of Esenada is the La Bufadora. This incredible natural blowhole sprouts water almost 70 feet into the air. Whale watching is another popular pastime along the Baja coastline.

Travelers to Esenada Beach Houses

Esenada is a popular family vacation destination. The vacation homes are large and spacious which means that you can enjoy a vacation with your extended family or a group of friends if you like. There are plenty of activities and attractions to keep the kids entertained. Parents can enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation at the beachfront houses. The coastline has some incredible views; each afternoon, you can watch magnificent sunsets from the deck of your vacation home.

Getting to Esenada Resorts

Esenada is located in the northern part of Mexico, just 70 miles south of San Diego. For this reason, the vast majority of U.S. visitors simply drive to their vacation home in Esenada. There is a well-maintained highway that follows the Pacific coast which makes driving easy. Keep in mind that during peak holiday periods there can be delays at the U.S.-Mexico border. You also need to ensure you have all the correct documentation to enter and leave Mexico. Driving time from San Diego to Esenada is generally between two to three hours.

Best Time of Year to Visit Esenada

Esenada enjoys a warm climate all year long. This is one of the reasons that it is so popular as a beach vacation destination. The winter months are often the preferred season to travel as the temperatures are less scorching and there are cooling ocean breezes. The summer months are particularly hot but they still remain a favorite time of year for visitors to the area. Tropical storms can sometimes blow in from the Pacific during the late summer months. For many visitors, the best time of year to visit is considered to be between December and April.

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