This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Ensenada reviews
"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, 2014View listing
"I've been coming to Villa Espana for nearly 20 years. Obviously we rented almost every bouse on the property but definately have my own favorite, which number I wont disclose for purely selfish reasons, but you understamd, no? Easily 4 times a year we pack up the cars with food, kids, dogs and head down the border. It's a bit of a ride since we are in LA but every time is an adventure. We bring out friends here and our families. MY particular house is absolutely amazing especially new things that happen very nearly. Brand spanking fridge blew me away. WiFi password right there on the door. How cool is that? The rooms and bathrooms imaculately cleaned. All you need to bring is your own towels. Last Friday night we got there at 10pm, an hour later then planned and I literally started crying it was soo good to be back there. I consider it my home now. The prices are extremely low for staying in the house that is actually on the beach! Im feeling blessed everytime Im there. Little tips on what to bring: Towels/beach/bath. I always bring my own frying pan and a pot. Not all houses have BBQ on their patios, so plan on bringing one too. The local store Calimax is just up the street from the house. One can get anything from there but we are trying to stay loyal to the locals so we buy from them. The casas themselves are very authentic. My favorite, still not mentioning the number, has the most carefully hand picked decor that reflects the respect for the culture. Beds are comfy, the master bedroom has the most magnificent view!!!! Toilets are clean and stuffed with toilet paper. Overall, I love love love Villa Espana! Once had a problem with one rental, i addressed it and Boom! Now its all fixed and very pretty! Going back in mid May. Nancy! I need that house and about 3 more, the Russians are coming!!!!!!"Guest: Luda K. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 30, 2014View listing
"The house, the location and country club were amazing. We had everything we needed or could ask for. The owner was very accommodating and ensured we we had the necessities. Location of the home was perfect for our stay and we all really enjoyed it. It is not too far from town yet far enough to get away. It was a nice and relaxing place to stay! Thanks!"Guest: Ashley Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 1, 2014View listing
"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, 2014View listing
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.