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Casa Amarillo in Villas Montevida

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

La Mision is a charming Mexican beach enclave - the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation. Casa Amarillo is 1 of 5 residences in the Villa Montevida complex, with stunning architecture recently featured on HGTV. The complex was designed by well-known Architect Antonio Ramirez. A pool is shared among the residents. It's an enchanting place to enjoy the immediate neigborhood with a number of choice restaurants, as well as the Guadalupe Wine Country and Ensenada only being 30 minutes away.


Leave all your stress at home - just enjoy your luxurious surroundings. Sip a Margarita on your terrace or by the pool and watch glorious sunsets. Or watch Netflix on the 50” HDTV and listen to the great Sony sound system. Have a glass of wine or make yourself an authentic espresso with our fully automatic GAGGIA Espresso machine. If you tire of restaurant fare, an easy, well equipped kitchen awaits you. Too much relaxation? There are lots of alternatives. Joggers, surfers and swimmers alike will love the beach. So will the horses - if you are an equestrian rent a horse with or without a guide. Or try para-gliding on the beach for kicks. Golfing at Bajamar is a few miles south of here. Of course, the Guadalupe Valley is just a short 30-45 min away. Indulge in wine tasting and gourmet meals. Likewise, Ensenada is becoming a foodies paradise. Not to mention the deep sea fishing, and then there is whale watching. But if you want to stay close, the area boasts some excellent restaurants. Our caretaker - concierge - can arrange anything you might need. From grocery delivery to your door, arrange for housekeeping and laundry or even a workout trainer, suggest trips and be your guide. PERKS: A Rain/Massage Shower featuring EO ESSENTIAL OIL OR AVALON ORGANICS SHAMPOO CONDITIONER AND BODY LOTION. STARBUCKS Espresso Coffee, Organic Earl Gray and Jasmin Green Teas, 2 Free Weights 8 lbs each to keep in shape.

Guest access

You will definitely need a car. 1.8 miles away, you will find quite a number of shops and restaurants: 'Gary's La Fonda' features a great band on Saturday evenings - dancing is optional. A fabulous Buffet Sunday Brunch can be had at the original 'La Fonda Hotel' and 'Poco Cielo' has a lovely patio for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Try the Thai chicken with mango sauce, it is delicious.)

Guest interaction

If you need assistance, you have only to call our Property Manager – but his English is limited. If you don’t speak Spanish, please use Google’s Translator.

Neighborhood overview

La Mision is situated next to the Ocean and its estuary. It's a rural environment where horses are wandering through the streets on their way to the beach and roosters announce dawn. The architecture of the homes you will see are an eclectic mix of traditional Mexican, Modern or just Artsy, Fun.There are some small local stores a mile north and south on the free road Rosarito-Ensenada featuring local produce and necessary kitchen supplies.

Getting around

Transportation is a must since the nearest shopping and restaurants are about 2 miles away.

Other things to note

Duvet bedding. For extra coziness, there are additional blankets and a charming fireplace that can be operated with heat or just for ambiance. The HDTV connection is located in the Loft. The TV is hooked up through a Sony receiver with full theater surround sound. Hook up your IPOD or your phone with your personal collection of songs to the receiver, and you can enjoy outstanding acoustics. You'll find Books and some DVD's. The second bedroom features another TV which functions only with the hooked-up DVD player.

More Details

Property Manager
Gudi Lauffenburger
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Gudi Lauffenburger

After 20 years as a retailer, I am now ready to travel and indulge in my primary love of architecture, decorating and construction - to build my next house. Yeah, I am a big workout fan, and can recommend an excellent personal trainer while you are down here.

I follow the rule - cliche, but true - of living and let living. In that context I feel that: Quote: "LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE NUMBER OF MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY" Unquote.

Gudi Lauffenburger purchased this house in 2014


La Misión House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Drugs allowed at any time. This is a "no smoking" home. Smoking only allowed on the terrace and outside, with proper disposal of 'butts'.
  • Common courtesy toward neighbors is expected. Pool area must be kept clean. Please use outdoor shower (next to pool) after coming from the beach.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom 1 features a rainshower and frontal jets
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • All beds feature designer Duvet bedding, the bedroom with double beds has TV to view DVD's only (small library of DVD's)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Delightful place for relaxation and exploration


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Casa Amarillo in Villas Montevida
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my daughter's birthday in this house. It was amazing. Cozy, comfortable, beautiful are the words that come to mind when describing this place.

Highly recommend it! Come back for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bajamar Gold Course
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Tijuana-Ensenade Tollroad
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
La Fonda
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Playa La Mision
Car: necessary

This is a lovely rural area, small shops and oxo gas stations and several excellent restaurants are within 2 miles from Casa Amarillo - but there is more: After crossing the border, take the toll-road to Rosarito for about 14 miles until exit of Rosarito Sur. On your way to La Mision here you have the option of staying on the freeway or exiting onto the free road south and see the artist village of Popotla - great pottery, metal and woodwork and the lobster village of Puerto Nuevo. Just a mile south after your exit onto the free road, there is a great steak restaurant named "Tapanco" on your right (next to a monstrous white high-rise and an OXO store. If, however, you decide to stay on the freeway, the drive between the Rosarito Sur exit to the next tollbooth is 1.2 miles. Another $18.4 miles and you are set to exit at La Mision/La Fonda - Good restaurant and great band at Gary's La Fonda on Saturday nights; Dimitri's La Fonda has an outstanding Sunday brunch for roughly $13 - and yes, there are two La Fondas, so much for tidbits. The toll at both tollbooths fluctuates between $1.70-$1.90. It ordinarily takes less than an hour to get to La Mision from the border. THESE ARE OUR RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS - VICINITY

Rosarito: (20 mins north) Rosarito Beach Hotel, La Estancia, Los Pelicanos, El Nido, Susannah’s, Chez Felipe, Tapanco (my personal favorite for nice ambiance and great steaks - as already mentioned above - just about a mile on the west side of the free road Rosarito - Ensenada after you exit the freeway at Rosarito Sur.)

Puerto Nuevo: unfortunately these days it’s more of a tourist-trap than anything else serving primarily Lobster and flea market merchandise (15mins north)


Ensenada has slowly become a Foodie’s Lover destination – and rightfully so. Here are a number of great restaurants:

Sanos: great steakhouse; lovely ambience, indoor and outdoor dining, not cheap but food is ample – if price is an issue, you can split a meal.

Mex Hwy 101 Km 108,m 1.5 miles south of Hotel Coral ; 646-175-7073

Manzanilla: Bistro, Mexican style – superb food. Calle Teniente Azueta #139.


Ophelias: Ingredients are always fresh, with some oof the most exciting menus in town; Transpreninsular Tj-Ensenade, km 103, 646-175-8365

Muelle 3: great seafood at the harbor, 646-174-0318

da Toni: Great Italian Food, Avenida Riveroll 143, Zona Centro, 646-113-4338

and lastly, but not least La Guerrerense, not a restaurant but a Ceviche and Seafood stand. 12-6pm only, 646-119-4530

GUADALUPE WINERIES AND RESTAURANTS HERE ARE JUST A FEW RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MANY WINERIES AND RESTAURANTS. If calling from the US, be sure to add prefix and country code 01152 before local phone number.

- ADOBE GUADALUPE 646-155-2094

- ALXIMIA 646-974-5256

- BIBAYOFF – Rancho Toros Pintos 646-176-1008

- CASA DE BARRO – Rancho Casa de Barro at KM87 Ensenada- Tecate Rd 646-155-3254


- CASA DE PIEDRA km93 Ensenada-Tecate Rd 646-156-526

- HACIENDA LA LOMITA – Comunidad de San Marcos – San Antonio de las Minas 646-156-8466


- CUATRO CUATROS 646-174-6789 carretera Tijuana-Ensenada km89, El Sauzal de Rodrigues


- LAS NUBES BODEGAS Y VINEDOS 11am-5pm US# 619-661-1442


- EL REY SOL 646-178-1733

- CORAZON DE TIERRA 646-156-8030

- Finca 646-156-8045 Carretera Tecate-Ensenada KM83, Ejido Francisco Zarco Open 1-9pm

- Deckman’s en el Mogor 646-188-3960 Tecate-Ensenada km 85.5 San Antonio de Las Minas “Enchanting Farm-to-Table Feast…” Open 1-8pm

- Guadalupe Valley Wine Country Tours US (619) 819-9173 Tours for 10 people or more $45.00/person. Call Gema Trump 011-52-1-646-197-5704 or email or

MASSAGES AND FACIALS Angela Thomas will come to the Casa and provide a great massage for $30.00 or an outstanding Facial for $20.00 SPECIAL: both, the massage together with a facial (1hr 40mins) is $45.00 (representing a $5.00 discount). email Angela’s phone # from the US: 01152-1-646-236-4522 from the house phone: 1-646-236-4522.

CHIROPRACTOR Art Ochoa – outstanding chiropractor and massage therapist US 619-677-5979 or 011-52-646-194-1184 MX - $50.00/hr

HORSEBACK RIDING La Mission Equestrians $35.00 - call Carla at 760-807-9353

FISHING Ensenada Fishing:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Damage Deposit $250

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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