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Beautiful Beachfront Condo With Fantastic Views - Great Rosarito Alternative!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Rosarito Beach Alternative

Two bedroom, two bathroom, remodeled and fully furnished condo on the beachfront in beautiful Playas de Tijuana, Mexico. Just 10 minutes from the San Ysidro U.S. border. Situated on the top (5th) floor of condo building, it offers panoramic views of the ocean, mountains and town nearby. Custom made marble dining room table and living room coffee table. Tastefully appointed artwork. Free Wi-Fi. Fully furnished kitchen (dishes, utensils, and pots and pans) with gas stove oven, microwave, refrigerator, as well as, a trash compactor, coffee maker, blender, and popcorn air-popper. Tankless water heater for unlimited hot water. Small balcony with 180 degree views from the ocean to the city. Playground, tables and barbecue on-site in the common area all overlooking the ocean. Ceiling fan/lights in living room and each bedroom. Small, portable plug in heater. Porcelain tile floors in a wood motif that looks like real hardwood floors. Dining room table seats 4 with wood/leather chairs. Just steps away to the sand and ocean. Beautiful sunsets, ocean, San Diego, island and mountain views galore. Two high definition TVs; one with built-in DVD player in the master bedroom and another large screen with stand-alone DVD player in the living room; both have digital broadcast channels. Movie library for your viewing enjoyment. Kodi box with wireless keyboard for unlimited movie and commercial free streaming. If you don't know how to use Kodi, simply enjoy the video library and digital broadcast tv. Ample closets and dresser storage. Alarm clock radios in both bedrooms. Boogie Board, ice chest, and two beach chairs are available for your use. Street parking for multiple vehicles.

Steps to the beach and adjacent to Playas boardwalk, which makes for a beautiful walk to catch the sunset. There are lots of eateries, coffee houses, and street vendors offering food and crafts. Also located in Playas is a Walmart, as well as a Cineopolis Movie Theater. Playas is a greater option than Rosarito Beach due to its close proximity to the border, boardwalk, walkability, no toll roads, near downtown Tijuana and yet very close to Rosarito Beach, Popotla, wineries, Ensenada, etc. Downtown Tijuana has a lovely cultural arts center with a botanical gardens. A casino is located a few blocks away. Casinos and racing events are also in downtown. Depending upon the tide, the beach is sandy right in front of the complex. If the tide is high, walk about 1/2 block north for a deeper sandy beach with a gentle sloped walkway leading to it. For more privacy, you can walk southerly along the ocean with fewer beach goers for more privacy and better fishing along the shore. The elevator is permanently out-of-order making the unit not accessible for disabled persons or others unable to climb stairs.

Being close to the border makes this ideal for day trips to San Diego, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Legoland, Disneyland, etc. Save hundreds of dollars per night when comparing it to U.S. beachfront vacation housing costs.

Have fun on your vacation! Note that this is NOT a hotel. It is a single condominium in a large complex. There is no daily maid service, housekeeping services, or guest lobby with attendant on duty. Every effort will be made to insure that you have a starter set of toilet paper. Initially, beds will be made with clean sheets and there are 6 clean towels and 2 washcloths. Laundromat down the street for your convenience. Please bring everything else you may need. Fortunately, there is an OXXO convenience store directly across the street should you forget or need anything.

Bookings must be paid by site registered person requesting the reservation due to fraudulent credit card activity experienced.

There is no heating or air conditioning system as is typical in Mexico. Heating is done the old fashioned way with blankets and snuggling at night. Cooling is via the ocean breezes and ceiling fans on rare hot days. No candles because they are a fire hazard and spilled melted wax causes damages.

Don’t sit on coffee table or put anything heavy on it otherwise it will crack and break.

No smoking.

No pets.

Don’t place anything on glass surfaces that may cause it to break.

Don’t lean or sit on dining room table as it is not affixed to the base and may break.

Before sliding the vertical blinds open, first gently open the louvers so that they are completely perpendicular to the window opening. Then gently slide the blind to open. To close the blinds, verify that the louvers are perpendicular to the window, gently close, and then adjust the louvers as desired.

Before pulling the horizontal blinds open, first, gently open the louvers so that they are completely perpendicular to the window opening. Then pull chord to fully extend open. To close the blinds, verify that the louvers are perpendicular to the window, gently pull chord to release locking mechanism and slowly and smoothly lower. Adjust the louvers as desired.

Use the provided coasters on all surfaces with beverages.

Boogie Board is under the bed for your use. Please rinse off any sand before putting it back.

Two beach chairs are in the closet for your use. Please wipe off any sand before putting it back.

In a plastic bag, there is a bed sheet for beach use. Please shake off all sand outdoors and return it folded in the bag.

Note that this is a 3rd world country. Sometimes there are problems with government provided electric, water, and sewer. Unfortunately, these are all out of the control by all the recipients of these utility services. As this is not a large 5 star commercial hotel, there are no backup generators or alternative water supplies. No liability will be accepted for any consequential or inconsequential damages whatsoever. There are no refunds as these utility services are the full responsibility of the Mexican government. Should utilities be interrupted, enjoy the quiet time or get out and see Mexico.

Because of fluctuations in government furnished voltage, it may sometimes be necessary to hard boot the internet cable modem to reset it. Do so by unplugging it and re-plugging it back in.

If you are not already an experienced user of the KODI streaming box, please do not use it as settings can be erroneously changed and programs deleted. If you are an experienced user, the fluctuations in voltage may necessitate a hard boot by unplugging and re-plugging in the Android box.

More Details

David Bond
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About David Bond

I am a business man who manages this property and am very familiar with the exclusivity of this location.

David Bond purchased this condo in 2010

Why David Bond chose Tijuana

This property is one of the very few available rentals on the beachfront. You won't find a better deal this close to the ocean with this exceptional view amenity. The boardwalk begins from the sidewalk at the property.

What makes this condo unique

You cannot beat the views or proximity to the beach at this price. Proximity to Rosarito Beach makes this an excellent alternative choice. Plus, you will get the convenience of being close to the border for adventures to San Diego, Sea World, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo, Legoland, etc. No expensive toll roads necessary unless you care to go further south to Papotle, Rosarito, Ensenada, winery, La Buffadora, etc.


Costa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 remodeled bathrooms with showers in each. A tankless water heater allows for simultaneous hot showers without the inconvenience and discomfort of running out of hot water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • MAXIMUM of 6 people permitted. A $25 PER PERSON/PER NIGHT WILL BE ADDED IF GUEST COUNT EXCEEDS SIX (6). There are 2 Queen size Beds; 1 in each bedroom. There is a couch that can be used as a bed for one small person. Trundle bed equivalent to two single (twin) beds in the living room; one slides out from the bottom of the upper bed. LEAVE THE LOWER BED IN THE LOW POSITION. DO NOT RAISE IT AS SERIOUS INJURY MAY OCCUR AS IT WAS DESIGNED VERY POORLY. Bring sleeping bags if additional people don't mind sleeping on the floor.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Beachfront Condo With Fantastic Views - Great Rosarito Alternative!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Apartment was clean and just a short walk to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this relaxing beachfront condo. Although the apartment was older it was very clean and well taken care of. Even though the apartment is on the top floor, we did not at all mind the climb since it is so close to the beach, shopping and restaurants. We will definitely be staying here again on our next trip to Mexico. I would recommend this condo to families or couples wanting to visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! Easy to come and go! Great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay, we loved the location to El centro, the boarder and the beach, the boardwalk nearby is cool with fun coffee shops. This Condo is located in probably the best spot in Tijuana. I would definitely recommend it and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Definitely do not judge this place from the outside, the interior of this condo is very clean, modern appliances, comfortable beds and very rummy. The neighbors are very friendly and the complex manager does a great job of keeping the complex clean.

The beach is just about a 30 second walk away, all kinds of local restaurants and coffee shops all beachfront, greatly prized. Walmart, Starbucks, Dominoes Pizza, Pharmacies and anything you can think off is all within a mile.

We were very pleased with this stay and are talking about maybe returning in the summer for a week or two.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Dont judge a book by its cover!

  • 4 of 5

I have to say that i am pleased to have stayed at this place for the weekend. Specially being a weekend where everything is filled up. We went to Rosarito for the papas and beer anniversary and had a really great time. July 29 to August 1 2016. At first when we were booking online i saw the pictures and taught the place was too far and a little old. The price seem right and the reviews were actually good. So we booked it, and let me tell you we would for sure come again. The area is nice, nobody bothers you. There is an OXXO right in front were you can buy snacks and water. The beach is also right in front of the hotel, walking distance. There was a taxi that charge us $40 dollars for 4 people to go to rosarito, not bad, especially at night. The only thing is the buildings do need to get a paint job and a remodel, parking can become an issue(but is free), and the elevators dont work. If it wasnt for those three things i would of rated 5 stars. Thank you DAVID.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Turista Libre
SeaWorld San Diego
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach

Stunning views from every room. Steps to the beach and ocean boardwalk. Better location than Rosarito Beach due to proximity to boarder, boardwalk, walkability, no toll roads, proximity to downtown Tijuana and yet very close to Rosarito Beach, Popotle, wineries, Ensenada, etc. Depending upon the tide, the beach is sandy right in front of the complex. If the tide is high, walk about 1/2 block north for a deeper sandy beach with a gentle sloped walkway leading to it. For more privacy, you can walk southerly along the ocean with fewer beach goers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning/Housekeeping $50

Rates are subject to change. Occupant is expected to leave the property reasonably clean with trash taken out, dishes washed and leaving blankets and bedspreads clean. Additional cleaning fees may otherwise be applicable. One bedroom closet and one bathroom cabinet is locked for the owner's exclusive use. DO NOT FORCE IT OPEN OTHERWISE IT WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE FOR WHICH YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE.

Owner'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.