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WINTER SPECIAL-Book min 2 nites, get 3rd or last free- Save $355 for 3 nites!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Oceanfront House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-extra charge for 8th)

WINTER SPECIAL: Don’t miss our “Winter in Baja” special pricing through March 15. Take advantage of our special rate of $175 per night instead of our regular rate of $235. Plus, book a minimum of two nights & get the third (or last) night free. For a three night stay that's a savings of $355! BOOK NOW! Could it get any better? Read on.....

Baja’s winter season (Sep-Apr) is simply wonderful. Our proximity to the Pacific Ocean combined with a Mediterranean latitude creates our mild year-round weather. Winter's rainy season is short. But, can you really call an average annual rainfall of only 11 inches a "rainy season?" Daytime temps range from the 60's to 80's; night temps can dip into the 30's( but along with central heating we've got plenty of blankets to keep you warm!) Snowfall is rare; the last was in Jan 2007 when the mountain tops south of Ensenada were dusted with snowflakes!

In winter, fewer people & less traffic can almost lull you into thinking you might be the only person left in the world as you walk your seemingly private beach! But, the best kept secret of Baja is that our off-season is still the IN-season; all the shops & activities are open…& waiting for YOU to discover Baja’s treasures!

The Punta Banda peninsula is often referred to as “California’s Malibu at a fraction of the price!” Just 90 breathtaking scenic road miles from the U.S. & 30 minutes south of Ensenada, those ocean views from the toll road on the way down are just a hint of what awaits you at your vacation destination! You’ll be happy you discovered us!

The peninsula juts out like a thumb from the mainland & a large portion of it consists of a 5-mile sandbar, also called “the spit,” on which our guest house sits. This sandbar separates the Todos Santos Bay & the Estuary of Punta Banda. This estuary, & the surrounding marshes & dunes, comprise a Mexican Natural Protected Area. A nature lover’s paradise, it is home to nearly seventy species of marine & terrestrial birds, including several endangered ones.

The peninsula & Ensenada are a part of Baja Mexico’s Gold Coast. With the Pacific Ocean, the Todos Santos Island & Ensenada across the bay on one side & the estuary on the other, the views from our living room, dining room, kitchen & patio are unparalleled. And, as if that’s not enough, low mountain ranges form a distant ring encircling us from north to east to south. Ocean, estuary, beach, mountains…..who says you can’t have it all?

Come enjoy the colorful casual Mexican vibe of our recently updated oceanfront home. A few steps from the sandy beach & you’re IN the ocean! Our property is quite large, completely surrounded by a wall, & very private. We're in a quiet & very small beachfront community with friendly neighbors. Our guests agree this is a truly magical place!

Much of the action centers on our tiled patio overlooking the beach & ocean. With tables & chairs, a chimera for that evening chill, & a built-in BBQ for all your grilling needs, what more could you ask for other than a tall glass of limonada or a nice chilled bottle of Corona? Watch the antics of the seagulls & pelicans or maybe spot a dolphin or an occasional whale spout out in the bay! Follow the seemingly motionless progress of the cruise & container ships as they motor in & out of Ensenada.

On the beach, flag down the ultra-lite plane & enjoy the vistas on your thrilling adventure of flying high above the ocean! Or collect seashells to your heart’s content. In the warmer months, swim in our calm, safe, & shallow ocean waters or enjoy our boogie & surf boards; sizes for all ages! We also have plenty of sand toys & balls for the kids.

Inside the house, dine, play cards, put a puzzle together, watch tv, cuddle in front of the wood-burning fireplace, sit & chat, check out the ship traffic in the bay, or simply watch the tides come in & out!

Our huge sectional sofa is the perfect place to snuggle & enjoy the fireplace, the view or watch our Directv with multi-channels. A dvd player & dvd’s are also provided &, of course, high speed wireless internet works throughout the house. We have a selection of books & magazines & games for all ages stocked in the cabinet below the kitchen.

Speaking of kitchens, our well-appointed one overlooks all the activity in the family area so the cook never has to miss any of the action. It boasts a new stainless steel refrigerator along with a full-size stove with oven, dishwasher, microwave, other small appliances, a basic stocked pantry, & plenty of pots & pans & dishes. Just bring the food; you should find everything else you need to whip up a memorable meal.

At bedtime, let the sound of the ocean lull you to sleep. The lovely master suite features a queen bed & sitting area with a twin daybed & comfy chairs plus an ensuite bathroom with double vanity sinks & tub/shower.

The vibrant but restful Pueblo bedroom is fitted with a queen bed, huge closet, & a dresser to stash your clothes.

The cozy & colorful Turtle bedroom features a double bed, its own door into the hall bath, & a glimpse of the ocean.

The main bath features a big, beautiful walk-in tiled shower, large vanity & a whimsical chandelier!

Hang out on our huge covered front porch, a nice respite from the sun & wind, or to escape our occasional raindrop! Keep in mind with that measly average annual rainfall of just 11 inches, you probably won’t experience rain while you’re here. The porch is a nice quiet place to sit & relax, read a book, or simply take a quick cat nap before continuing on with any of the other numerous activities you’ve got planned.

Our large walled backyard is perfect for the kids to safely play or kick around a soccer ball. It features a bougainvillea covered pergola with table & chair plus a unique rock garden “mountain.”

We offer parking inside locked gates under the carport with enough room for 2-4 vehicles. Additional parking is also available on the lane next the house just outside the wall.

Located in a rural coastal area of Northern Baja, we recommend you drive a car to get here. The closest airport is in San Diego or Tijuana. There is no train although Mexico is famous for its plentiful buses that go everywhere, except that last pesky mile from the main road to our home! The bus could get complicated but is workable.

BOOK YOUR NEXT STAY NOW!......Summer fills up quickly & YOU don’t want to miss out! But remember….anytime is the right time to come & create memories. Our home & Baja is waiting to welcome YOU!


If you like, we can arrange a very good tour guide to drive you to many of the following activities at VERY reasonable prices. Enjoy your wine on a Guadalupe Valley outing & leave the driving to our guide!

La Bufadora: You simply MUST check out La Bufadora, our famous marine “geyser” or blowhole. Several big tour buses each day bring cruise passengers from Ensenada just to see La Buf. It’s one of the major tourist attractions in northern Baja!

La Buf ranks among the biggest blowholes around the world. La Buf waters jet about 60 feet into the air. The biggest, Halona, in Hawaii shoots as high as 100 feet. Others are in Sri Lanka, New South Wales, & Samoa, among other places. You owe it to yourself to see this rare natural phenomenon & you only have to travel seven short miles from the house to do it!

Even more spectacular; if you’re here during during winter’s “rainy season” AND it's storming, consider it a gift (remember that measly average annual 11 inch rainfall). Grab your raincoat or a big plastic trash bag, head down the road & prepare to be entertained, roared at, & soaked! Yes, the beast roars! The view here at the end of the peninsula & the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks is mesmerizing. You will see birds nesting on the rocks or you might catch a glimpse of dolphins or kayakers setting out into the bay.

La Buf is located at the mouth of the bay so in season, if you’re lucky you may also see the gray whales themselves on their way south to Guerro Negro (half way down the Baja) or north back to Alaska! To get to the actual blowhole itself, you must walk the paved street with vendors lined up on both sides absolutely intent on selling you your heart’s content & then some! Colorful, noisy & busy, you can find some very nice Mexican crafts, leather & woolen goods, mixed in with the souvenirs & “junk,” plus much, much more.

Guadalupe Wine Valley: Plan a day trip to Mexico’s answer to California’s Napa & Sonoma Wine Valley….our own Guadalupe Wine Valley. It is said the first grapes were planted in 1703! The weather & temps are very similar to Napa & Sonoma & perfect for growing outstanding grapes. Guadalupe boasts more than 150 wineries just waiting to wine & dine you. With well-renowned local & celebrity chefs offering outstanding food & wine, the Valley is becoming quite the foodie destination! Our knowledgeable tour guides can take you to 3-4 wineries. Your choice or they can choose for you.

Downtown Ensenada: Baja’s third largest city, it is aptly called the “La Cenicienta del Pacífico,” or "The Cinderella of the Pacific.” Check out the Riveria Hotel (now a museum & cultural center), choose among several excellent restaurants, stop by Hussong’s Bar, or check out the “Black Market,” (seafood market) near the Port to buy some freshly caught seafood, or choose among several food stands for some fresh & tasty shrimp or fish tacos.

If you need a “taste of home” fix, you’ll also find many American stores & fast food such as Walmart, Costco, Starbucks, Home Depot, Applebee’s, & McD’s.

Try some of our local restaurants; Junior's w/the view, La Bonita's & Estero Beach's fab Sunday buffets, & Pueblo Bonito Café for a cuppa & a bagel.

And did we mention scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, zip-lining &/or swimming in the hot spring pools at Las Canadas?

More Details

Property Manager
Garth Lee or Sally Lee
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Garth Lee or Sally Lee

Retired MD living with beautiful wife in Oceanside California.

She was an X-ray technician so we went into the darkroom to see what would develop. We are legal aliens from Canada and found sun and money in California.

Garth Lee or Sally Lee purchased this house in 1986

Why Garth Lee or Sally Lee chose Baja Cove Beach

Hmmm....ocean, beach, sand, mountains, fresh seafood, peace & quiet, privacy, beautiful views, Ensenada close by, only 90 miles from the border, friendly people....

We've been driving down to this area for about 30 years and never get tired of "coming home to Mexico!"

Our whole family loves to escape to the beach house; we're so happy we chose it.

What makes this house unique

Again, ocean, beach, sand, mountains, fresh seafood, peace & quiet, privacy, beautiful views, Ensenada close by, only 90 miles from the border, friendly's hard to choose just any one thing.


Baja Cove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 is en suite and has an ocean view. Bedroom 2 is en suite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Beach front , tranquil quiet, secure and safe.


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average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

we love it!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and beautiful home with everything we needed. Did not expect the weather to be so cool, but we made a fire and loved it.

We had an opportunity to have a massage from a women in the area and it was fabulous.

Will definitely recommend-in fact I am sending your info on to one of my family.


  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan 1,2018 Glad you loved it! I am going to get a massage! If your friends book I will give them 10% off. Garth Lee
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Lovely place to relax with the family!

  • 5 of 5

The house is so fun, we could see the kids playing on the beach from the back patio, enough space for us all to find space and the dogs ran and ran to their hearts content. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! Glad the dogs and kids had a great time. Hope to see you next time.! DVD ready for future renters. Regards Garth Lee
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Awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the cleanliness, and the coziness of the home. It's adorable! We had a wonderful stay, and the hospitality of Garth & Sally made it so very welcoming. They provided a thorough guidebook to all the local eateries and activities. Although we didn't have children with us, there were plenty of sand toys for kids. We are birdwatchers and the area is abundant with shorebirds in December. One of our favorite jaunts was locating the natural hotsprings spot at low tide. Garth & Sally provide a shovel, so you can dig your own hotsprings pool to soak in. Lots of fun!

Kathy & Mike

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was perfect. everything was clean and gave us that real home vibe

  • 5 of 5

The property was up to standard.the house was clean and the owners left us a guide to help us if we had any issues. The water pressure was perfect and had no problems with the temperature.I've traveled to Mexico many times and can say this was the safest I've ever felt in Mexico.the beach is private and our kids had a great time. I will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great private beach access with clean house and plenty of room!

  • 4 of 5

House was great and the route to the place was relatively easy to get to - I suggest downloading google maps for offline use while down there to help navigate some of the roads.

Plenty of beach toys to use at the house which was great and the surf was spectacular while we were there!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zaragoza family loves this bouse

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home all the amenities and the beach was literally one minute walk from the back-door. Everything we needed was there at our disposal including surfboards and toys for the kids. Julie felt like a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gonzalo Thanks for the great review! Glad everything worked out. Hope to see you in Oct.? Garth
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Tijuana International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Baja Beach and Country Club
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Amtrack in San Diego
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sharkys, Juniors, Patti's, La Bufadora
Car: necessary

Surf fishing.. right in front of the house!

In shore fishing-Vonny's Fleet 10 minutes away--1/2 day packages

Outdoor Enterainment -La Canada 30 minutes -great for kids, including Zip-lining, Water parks -lake -bicycling-tenting etc

La Bufador -Mexico's 'Old Faithful' blowhole plus many vendors

selling souvenirs of all discriptions.

Guadalupe Valley Wine Tours

Ensenada Shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70

Fees subject to change
Payment can be by PayPal, bank transfer , or check
Request no outside noise after 11.00 pm . We have year around neighbors. Thank you

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.