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Casa Alvarado: Beachfront Villa for Families and Big Groups

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 2-16)

If you’re looking for a beautiful villa in a five-star location, if you want a secluded getaway where you can wake to a glorious sunrise, relax on a beach that’s virtually your own and count shooting stars at the end of another perfect day, we have just the spot.

Casa Alvarado is nestled in a cove on the Sea of Cortez in the small resort community of Punta Pescadero, a 30-minute drive from Los Barriles.

The main house sleeps up to 12 people in four spacious bedrooms: two on the entry level and two down below with private entrances. On each level, one bedroom has a king bed and bath; the other has two double beds and bath.

Casa Alvarado also has two stand-alone casitas. Each one has a bath and four double beds, two on the entry level and two in the loft. This added accommodation makes our property ideal for reunions, corporate retreats or special family occasions.

From the main house, walk out to the patio for our million dollar view. Descend 20 steps to reach the pool, chaise lounges, ping-pong table and outdoor eating area. Descend 30 more and your toes are in the sand.

You’ll find everything you need in our well-appointed kitchen which has a large island with bar stool seating. And the indoor communal area feels even bigger thanks to our year-round outdoor living space. Being on the cove means that Casa Alvarado is protected from the north winds. So even in winter, it’s warm enough to sunbathe by the pool, read a book on the patio, swim in the ocean or enjoy margaritas at sunset.

Other activities include: ping-pong, snorkeling, shelling, scuba, paddle boarding, kayaking and fishing. A three-minute walk to Punta Pescadero Paradise Hotel adds horseshoes, tennis, basketball, a bar with wide-screen TV and restaurant meals.

Finally, to make your vacation even more enjoyable, we provide free daily housekeeping and property management. We will also help you arrange transportation, fishing excursions, day trips, cooking classes, catering, shopping, an authentic Mexican fiesta or ATV and scuba gear rental.

Find out more about Casa Alvarado! We’re excited to share our home with you and we’re committed to making your vacation a happy one.

Keywords: Private beachfront home with 2 casitas. Option to rent 2, 4 or 8 bedrooms, priced accordingly.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2017

Why The Owner chose Baja California Sur

To us, vacationing in Punta Pescadero means leaving our hectic lives behind and taking time to appreciate the simple pleasures -- seeing rays leap from the ocean in the morning light; enjoying an ice-cold Pacifico beer and homemade tortilla chips at the bar of Punta Pescadero Paradise Hotel; kayaking or snorkeling in the clear, calm water of the cove; taking the family to taco nights in nearby El Cardonal; and watching the full moon rise out of the ocean. It also means spending time with the people who matter most in our lives. Casa Alvarado has so much sleeping space, we hope we can accommodate the people who matter most in yours, whether they be family, fishing buddies or old friends.

Amenities

La Paz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Shared between occupants of the south casita.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Shared between occupants of the north casita.
  • Each of the four bedrooms in the main house has its own shower, sink and toilet. Each casita has a shower, sink and toilet shared amongst the occupants.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The master bedroom is on the entry level of the house.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Also located on the entry level of the house.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Located downstairs with its own private entrance.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Located downstairs with its own private entrance.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , Located on the entry level of the south casita.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , Located in the loft of the south casita.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 double , Located on the entry level of the north casita.
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double , Located in the loft of the north casita.
  • King size beds, 2 in main house. Double beds, 4 in main house, 4 in north casita, 4 in south casita.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Punta Pescadero has a 3500' paved airstrip for private planes. Bottled water provided. Ice machine, too. Carlos, our delightful house manager, speaks English and will help you with everything from home catering to fishing trips. Daily maid service included.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Casa Alvarado: Beachfront Villa for Families and Big Groups
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

50th Birthday Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at Casa Alvarado and wish we never left. The house exceeded all of our expectations.

Leading up to our trip, Susan went above and beyond helping us plan everything. She provided the most gracious assistance I have ever received for a VRBO rental (and I've rented many). We arrived to a warm welcome from Carlos, the house caretaker -- a very sweet and helpful man who came by each morning to check what we needed -- ice, drinks, food, firewood for the firepit etc.

The house provided plenty of room for all 10 of us adults to stretch out, find peace and relax. We each had our own bedroom/bath (very comfortable beds!) and spent a lot of time cooking and talking around the large concrete countertop in the kitchen and dancing. The beach was virtually empty so it felt like we had it to ourselves. We paddled the bay with the SUPs and kayaks and snorkeled the beautiful coral reef full of fish and even a moray eel. The day we arrived we experienced 100s of manta rays jumping and saw many whales over the course of the week.

We ordered fresh cooked Mexican food from Griselda (who also cleans the house -- she brought us 2 excellent dinners), Lucy (yummy tomales & chile rellenos for lunch), Jill at Doughnation (tasty baked goods for breakfast and dessert) and Carlos fetched us some fresh locally caught red snapper that we bbq'd on the grill -- so much excellent food to be had without leaving the property! For a short getaway, some of us rented ATVs from the nearby hotel to drive the coastal dirt road to Los Barriles, a really fun town about 30min to the south (you can pay with credit card). The hotel (5 min walk from house along beach) also makes a killer margarita if you feel like "going out" for a drink at their bar.

Casa Alvarado is nicely situated on the cliff to take advantage of the views and the path of the sun throughout the day providing plenty of places for shade and hanging out in the sun. The private, shaded palapa halfway down the steps to the beach was our favorite morning place to hangout and watch the sunrise. The house is remote (another reason why we love it) but no need to rent a car -- Susan hooks you up with the very reliable, Octavio. He and his drivers shuttled us from and to the airport in 1.5 hours, no sweat.

All of our friends absolutely loved the house and said they would like to return some day. Hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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British Columbia, Canada
5

Our family getaway for 15 people

  • 5 of 5

Casa Alvarado is the most enchanting place I have ever visited. Tucked away amidst high cliffs on one side and a sweeping coastline on the other, it is a place where time stops and the days move slowly to the gentle rhythm of waves. We were greeted by the rising sun every morning, painting the sky with a collidasxope of reds, oranges and purples. Wales, stingrays and packs of dolphins seemed to serenade us daily. The house is spectacular and spacious with plenty of room for us to all gather together for quality time as well as retreat to peace and quiet. The main floor has wall to wall glass doors that open all the way out to a huge deck with stunning views of the ocean as far as the eyes can see. The ocean was warm and perfect for paddle boards, kayaking, snorkelling and boogie boarding. The only problem was trying to get the kids to come out of the water at night. Susan, the owner, is an outstanding lady who helped every step of the way. We had some of our meals catered and they were delicious authentic Mexican meals. Carlos the caretaker made every single one of our wishes come true. There is nothing Carlos can not do. We rented ATVs which we drove into town on a few occasions, we went chartered fishing and caught a large Mahi Mahi which we barbecued for dinner and we ended our days surrounding a fire and the most amazing light show of starts. There is a sense of richness that surrounds this magical place. I truly feel like we were privy to a secret place that makes everyone who visits come alive with wonder and a deep appreciation for life.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Birthday Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for my husbands 40th birthday celebration. We had a large group of 6 families and the house was laid out perfectly for everyone to have their own space, including private bathrooms attached to each room/casita. The house "staff" Carlos and Griselda were so gracious and helpful and made each day easy for us. From taking care of basic house chores/room cleaning, laundry, cooking (on request-additional cost), to arranging fishing or private massages, our group was very well taken care of.

The location is slightly remote but well worth the 90 minute journey from SJD airport. The beautiful, secluded beachfront with amazing coral reefs was perfect for snorkeling, swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking (all equipment included!).

The pool was an excellent addition and was just what the younger, inexperienced swimmers needed. The patio overlooks the ocean which was the perfect place to watch the sun and moon rises, which were spectacular.

The owner, Susan, is a dream to work with as she is so kind and wants to ensure that every detail is arranged to your liking. The Guest Information packet they have put together rivals any fancy resort guide I've ever seen!

We ❤️ Casa Alvarado!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bozeman, MT, USA
5

PERFECT family gathering place even with 18!

  • 5 of 5

While recovering from Achilles surgery, I had plenty of time to search the web for the right place to gather the family (18 total ranging from 1.5 to 72 years of age). Eventually I settled on Casa Alvarado, which wasn't just the "right" place, it was the "perfect" place. With six bedrooms each with its own bath and entrance, coming an going was easy. Better yet the pool (make sure you organize a game of pool volley ball using the beach ball), ping pong table, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, sea turtle watching, and even puzzling (Casa Alvarado even has puzzle "platters" so you can remove them from the huge dining table) meant we could each do our thing or join in many group activities. Perhaps even better than our time at Casa Alvarado, Susan, one of the owners, has become good friend via the internet. Now we look forward to a return visit to Casa Alvarado and to meeting Susan.

THANKS for opening your home to us.

Terry

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

More incredible than we could have dreamed

  • 5 of 5

Incredible isn't a big enough word to describe Casa Alvarado. This place is simply amazing! The pictures do not do the home justice. I can honestly say I have never had such a comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable vacation. The owners are wonderful and really have thought of everything needed to make the home feel like a home. All the conveniences are there....and so much more.

There were 12 of us during our 9 day stay...4 adults and 8 teenagers, and we never felt crowded....and certainly never bored. Between the snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, shell collecting, swimming, playing board & card games, doing puzzles, and simply relaxing there was something for every one....every day. We never even needed to leave the property. The snorkeling right outside your back door is so convenient. The water is clear and there were so many beautiful, colorful fish to see. We snorkeled for hours. The kids spent a lot of time in the kayaks tooling in and out of the rocks and just exploring the waters. We essentially had our own private beach.

Carlos & Griselda were amazing...and so nice. Carlos came by every day to check on us. He brought us bottled water if we were running low, bags of ice for our drinks, he scheduled our catered meals, fishing trips, cooking classes, etc. Griselda kept the home clean and OH MY GRACIOUS! her cooking is amazing. I highly recommend having her cater some (or all) of your meals. The price is so reasonable especially considering we always had left overs for the next day. Griselda taught us how to cook some amazing authentic Mexican dishes. We all had so much fun laughing and learning.

I can not say enough nice things about our stay at Casa Alvarado. Everything absolutely exceeded our expectations in every way possible. We were so sad to leave and are already talking about our next visit. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Friend and Family Adventure

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully awesome time! Casa Alvarado was as beautiful as the pictures and videos showed. The teenagers and adults all had a blast kyaking, snorkeling paddle boarding, boogie boarding, swimming and riding the ATV's. We met and made friends with some home owners and other visitors. The weather was really hot some days, but still had a nice breeze to cool down. The water was great, although a little colder than I thought. We acclaimated to it quickly and it was a nice cool down from the sun. All the guys went deep sea fishing and had some bites from marlin and sharks. We saw rays and sea lions. I have never had so many things to do and see all in one place. We went to town quite often after conquering our fear of the unpaved roads, but that's what made it adventurous. Carlos was great and always there when we needed him. He is such a nice man. We ordered dinner from Griselda one evening and that was good too. I would order from her the first day as you really don't want to cook when you get there, you just want to take everything in and enjoy. The owner is super great in giving details of everything you need to know and following up. Read all info the owner gives ahead of time as it will help you greatly. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Paz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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4 night minimum stay
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$4,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

ALL RATES INCLUDE IVA AND BED TAX.
Rent 2, 4 or 8 bedrooms, priced accordingly.
Main floor of house (kitchen, living and 2 bedrooms), $500/night, $2700/week.
Entire house (4 bedrooms), $700/night, $3800/week.
Entire house and 2 casitas (8 bedrooms), $900/night, $4900/week.

Deposit 25% at booking. Balance due 60 days before rental. Loss of deposit if reservation cancelled within 60 days of rental start date.
Christmas: add 30% for December 15-January 07.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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