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Luxurious Private Home! Pool, Hot Tub, Sea and Mountain Views"""

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Spacious, architecturally stunning home set on a hill naturally landscaped with native desert plants overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Amenities include an 8-person hot tub, infinity lap pool with in-water seating (unheated), dramatic fire pit on huge terrace, large great room with 42' flat-panel TV, 2 well-furnished kitchens, detached master suite, two bedrooms in main house plus separate fully equipped casita.

This 3,100 sq foot home exudes warmth and comfort. The striking architectural details include a 20 foot high brick barrel ceiling, natural stone, and panoramic views both day and night from the custom 30-ft retractable glass patio door which allows the living area to be blended with the beautiful outdoors. The views encompass the Bay of La Paz, the Magote peninsula, the city lights and the mountains beyond. To the back of the home is a desert paradise, where you can hike, explore by foot or ATV and bird watch to your heart’s content.

This home is located on a hill-top in El Centenario, one of the few areas in La Paz and Southern Baja where guests can enjoy views of the downtown city lights. Enjoy panoramic views from the living room, outdoor decks, 8-person hot tub and infinity pool. A peaceful get-away, a perfect tranquil sanctuary for extended family and friends, while enjoying convenient access to outdoor and ocean activities and city life centered around La Paz. 12-minute drive to beautiful, pristine secluded beaches on the Sea of Cortez. Private luxurious master bedroom (separate from main house) with it's own jacuzzi tub. Property includes an additional private casita which includes one of the 4 bedrooms, a second fully-equipped kitchen, bath, living area and a separate patio with panoramic views.

Other services are available at a reasonable fee: daily maid service, cook/housekeeper, massage therapy, salon services, private yoga classes and more.

This is our future retirement home and we put a lot of care and thought into the architectural design, selection of amenities, and furnishings.

Keywords: House & Casita

More Details

Property Manager
Bev Durvin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Email in Spanish also taken
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

Why Bev Durvin chose El Centenario

After touring many cities in Mexico, we decided that La Paz was the perfect place to build our future retirement. Ensconced along the largest bay on Baja’s Sea of Cortez coast, La Paz is noted for a beautiful malecon (waterfront walkway) backed by palm trees, pastel-colored buildings, spectacular sea-side sunsets, easy-going pace and it’s proximity to uncrowded beaches and pristine islands. La Paz has the perfect blend of a beautiful historic city set against a tranquil desert and a pristine, turquoise ocean abundant with marine life. We think La Paz offers a great blend of an old world city with friendly people yet also provides all the amenities of a large city without the big city feel. Beware! Legend has it that once a traveller visits La Paz, he leaves a piece of his heart there, and is always drawn feeling complete again when returning to this wonderful place.

What makes this house unique

People who have stayed at our property consistently tell us that once they arrive they are content to just relax in our inviting great room, cook up a sumptious meal in our fully-equipped kitchen, and enjoy their family and friends in a luxurious getaway from it all. You can pamper yourself in the large, private infinity pool overlooking the ocean; enjoy a margarita as you recline on the sunken bar stools. Both the pool and the 8-person hot tub provide the perfect backdrop to view the stunning sunsets and watch as the La Paz cities lights blink on. La Paz is only 15 minutes away and offers a wide range of restaurants from Italian, to high-end Mexican fusion, to delicious tacos and sumptious seafood cocktails. Previous guests have let us know that fishing in the Sea of Cortez, whale watching, kayaking, wind-surfing, snorkeling and wandering along pristine beaches are some of the favored activities.

Guestbook comments from the manager

From the moment I walked into what was to be home for a week, I was constantly delighted by each expression of architectural thought and design. It started outside with the use of stone walls which continued to the inside and repeated the pattern through to the master suite.

All this after walking under the awesome barrel shaped brick ceiling. The use of beautiful marble and onyx, in the kitchen and bathrooms fit in perfectly. My thrill continued as I observed the furniture of wood which has the feeling of age and so many of pieces reflect the wonder of nature - especially the spectacular dining room table.

All of this is to say, as an artist who sculpts in stone, thank you for sharing your home. It has been a delight.

Dec 2016
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El Centenario House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 full baths with a shower, 1 full bath with a jacuzzi tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4) 4 bedrooms offer queen-size beds with luxurious pillow-top matresses., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofas in Living Room opens to comfortable queen-size beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This architecture of the barrel brick ceilings will be your first hint that this is a stunning home built with great thought. Push the entire glass wall away from sight... the large extended patio & home become as one. The bedrooms & bathrooms are well outfitted with good linen & thick towels. Each room has fans & A/C for your comfort. The patio offers a dinning area plus an over sized fire bowl, large waterfall infinity pool & in-ground spa for your pleasure... day or night this home is stunning. Enjoy!


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Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts


  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about the property, Bev and her staff, and Mexico! My four sons and their families and I enjoyed a wonderful week. Bev was always available to answer any questions and provide suggestions for Sightseeing, restaurants, and make transfer arrangements from the airport. I highly recommend that you hire Miriam to cook for you! She cooked every breakfast for us, and several dinners; everyone agreed it made our trip! Delicious meals, no shopping to do, no dishes to clean up!

The pool and hot tub were in constant use but the highlight was the fire pit on the patio; the adults spent hours every evening enjoying the view, the warmth, and the comraderie.

The house is about a 20 minute ride to downtown La Paz in a quiet rural area. The city is clean, the Malecon beautiful, and the people invariably friendly and helpful. We loved the beach at Balandra, and Bev gave us directions to a remote beach where there was great snorkeling and we were the only ones there! Spanish is helpful, but it was not hard to find English speakers.

We loved our visit and recommend it without reservations.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been a pleasure to have your full family come & play in the Baja... this home sings beautifully with a family making use of all it has to offer. Come back & play with us again!
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Great getaway in La Paz

  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 stayed the week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. There are 3 separate houses right next to each other that give added privacy as well as the main house with two rooms and couches that make into beds where everyone tended to hang out and enjoy the open room, jacuzzi, and pool. Bev and Rick were friendly, helpful and available for any needs that would arise.

The house is about 20 min. from the airport and about the same from the town. We all had a great time and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Jonesboro, Arkansas

Tranquil Bliss

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our amazing Baja Oasis just outside La Paz. We had an amazing time enjoying the pool, hot tub. And grilling. The property is lovely with many amenities. It was very homey and tranquil. Beautiful birds to watch daily by the pool. Thanks for an AMAZING stay. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home just outside La Paz

  • 4 of 5

The home itself was beautiful, the Pool and hot tub were very well maintained and lovely. We had 5 adults and 2 small children and we were very comfortable! Bev was extremely helpful and attentive. She arranged cooks for us which was so nice! She also arranged a day on a boat - to Espiritu - what a great day! Snorkeling with sea lions, ceviche and cerveza on a white sand beach. Very nice wet suits, snorkel gear etc was included. Helpful to know that the home is located 'off the beaten path'.. so activity outside of the home requires a drive... of 20-60min... but as long as you recognize that- we highly recommend this home! Plan to exchange money before you arrive or use an ATM - don't exchange at the airport.. rate is horrible

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Oasis in La Paz

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the property! The property offers beautiful views, privacy and quiet surroundings. The home was spacious and clean. The property manager Bev is very friendly and easy to work with. We hope to be able to return again in the near future!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very tranquil

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 7, 4 adults and 3 teenagers, we gave the kids the main house and the adults had the other buildings. It is a very quiet place the house was bigger then expected and the views are amazing. Bev ' S recommendations on restaurants was great, all good food and service. And we really enjoyed the whale shark tour they were amazing To see and our guide was awesome.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Manuel de Leon Airport (LAP/MMLP) La Paz Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Big Ruby's Cantina or El Mesquite
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Baja Ferries located at Pichilingue
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Costa Baja Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Baja Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chata, Big Ruby's, El Mesquite
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Great walking beach with mangroves is close!
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Quoted fees are for full use of the property (sleeps 8-10): house (3 bedrooms) + casita (1 bedroom); sofa bed sleeps 2 additional
The property may also be rented without the casita (sleeps 6) at $263/night or $1578/week): house (3 bedrooms)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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