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Best Located Micro-Mansion In La Paz: Casa Hormiga

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Pool, Garden, 2 King Bedrooms w/ 2.5 Bathrooms, Big Kitchen, (Sleeps 4)

Central! No need for a car to see the town.

Located just 3 blocks from the waterfront Malecon, 2 blocks from the local supermarket, 3 blocks from the Saturday Organic Farmer`s Market, 3 blocks from the main Plaza with the church, and nearly all of the best restaurants in La Paz are within a few blocks radius.

Built by an architect for his young family, this recently finished home is very comfortable.

Two king bedrooms each with private baths (one has a jacuzzi tub), large combo kitchen living room opens onto a terrace garden and custom designed swimming pool. It is a small house with the feel of a spacious luxury mansion.

Red cedar cabinetry, closets, and doors throughout the house gives a real warm cozy feeling and every room was designed to have natural cross ventilation. The famous afternoon Corumuel (south breeze) of La Paz cools the house every evening. And sleeping with the windows open is welcome as every window in the house has screening to keep out the unwanted flying guests.

La Paz is a wonderful authentic Mexican town.

I hope you enjoy our house and La Paz as much as we have.

More Details

Property Manager
Jessie Harper
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Jessie Harper

My architect husband and I met as Dive Guides in La Paz in 2005. We married on the beach and lived here for many years.

Wanting to start a family, we stepped off the dive boats and built this house for ourselves. Our baby girl was born here in La Paz early 2012 and we lived happily in our dream home.

Now we are following another dream and are spending a few years in other parts of Mexico.

I hope you enjoy our house as much as we have.

Jessie Harper purchased this house in 2011

Why Jessie Harper chose La Paz

Location, Location, Location. We purchased this property because it is close to everything that makes La Paz great. From the house, we walk along the Malecon every night and go to get Ice Cream at our favorite local place.

Being a small property has many advantages. It made us pay especial attention to the design of the rooms and the garden so they feel large and spacious.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Confortable. Cross breezes though out. Rooftop is great, pool refreshing. Difficult sleeping at night was the only drawback of the house. We struggled to find restraints we liked. Bismark and The Shack we not that good. The tamales in front of the super market we outstanding. A taco stand a the end of Madero, Hermanos Gonzales was great. A mexican restaurant called Grillo just off the Malecon was good as well. Especially the mole. The Tail Hunter was just OK. La Fuente ice cream, great. If your looking into going to Espirito Island, you can't go wrong with Mar y Aventures. All equipment provided. Found it challenging to navigate the streets since there are very little signage. Nonetheless, you'll get the hang of it after a few days.

Thank you for a wonderful week!

The house was so enjoyable.

We will miss the turquoise waters of La Paz!
Mar 2014
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Amenities

Esterito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet
    Pool Side Shower - outdoor shower , Hot water shower pool side in the garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , His and hers closets and built in dresser. AC unit.
    Second Bedroom - 1 king , King bed. 2 closets, dresser, and office area.
  • Nice large bedrooms with lots of natural light and ventilation. The late breezes cool the rooms in the evenings. All the windows have screening as well. Comfortable king beds with 1000 thread count cotton sheets and light feather down comforters. Each room has an access to the upper terrace. Individual AC units and fans in each room.
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
No TV in the house. Wifi available for streaming videos on-line. No off-street parking available. Lots of street parking. No laundry on-site. Laundry services available near-by.

Reviews

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Best Located Micro-Mansion In La Paz: Casa Hormiga
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 26 reviews
5

Fantastic home base

  • 5 of 5

Lovely experience in a lovely house right off the Malecon.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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House and location were great. Only a few blocks from the water ,shops snd restaurants.

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was great. We had some a/c and water issues, but they were taken care of very quickly. A nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Amazing house in the center of it all!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and daughter and I stayed at this house during peak week and it was excellent. The owner was fast to respond to all my questions, gave me all the information I needed beforehand and even checked to make sure we were all set. The house is gorgeous and clean and has everything you will need to make your stay enjoyable. The location is ideal as it is close to the malecon, restaurants, etc..The house is airy, beautiful, roomy, and has a great garden/patio where you can have breakfast etc.. Beautiful construction and we enjoyed every minute of our stay there,

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The property is close to great restaurants and to town. It's apparent the owners put some love into building their home. The woodwork, kitchen, and dipping pool were special. La Paz was the perfect getaway for us. We loved the rustic charming town. It's not too touristy but has everything one needs to have a perfect vacation. Location was great. We wanted to stay in the city center because we didn't have a car. So, as others have said, you get the city sounds. But, for us it was worth it to be close to great restaurants. When we had a small problem with the house, the owners responded quickly to fix the problem. Thank you for the wonderful vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly as described and shown in the photos. The location is excellent particularly if you don't rent a car since everything is within walking distance. When we inquired about a grill (it is not listed in the description) the owners purchased one for the house, which was very nice of them to do so. It was very convenient to have the key to the house in a master box when we arrived. My only suggestion will be to put a sofa bed in the living room this way the house could accommodate more than 4 people. The view from upstairs is very pretty. I will definitely stay here again in my next visit to La Paz.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Interesting home in geat area, but not so clean or quiet

  • 3 of 5

We were very pleased with the location; just blocks from the malecon and shopping/services/restaurants. The rooftop was a great place to view the neighborhood and vistas. We didn't use the pool, but it was clean and attractive. There was a large cardboard box for a BBQ left on the patio which we moved out of sight. The home has a lot of interesting design elements, but the ventilation system of wooden lath windows allows all the outside street noise in. It was like having open windows. Though the toilets were spotless, we couldn't use the shower next to our chosen bedroom as the tub was very dirty and looked as though it hadn't been cleaned in months. The other shower door was clean, but the shower itself needed a good cleaning. The fan over our bed was so dusty on the visible side of the blades that when we turned it on it spattered small globs of dark dust over the bedcover. The dish drainer in the kitchen needed a good cleaning; dusty, water spotted, pancake batter. We never met the manager. When we called her and left a message there was no call back. When we called again for instructions prior to leaving we talked to her husband who asked why we were calling the manager and not the owner. When I explained the instructions were to call the manager he said to talk to him as his English was better. The instructions that were nicely set up on the kitchen table could use some updating regarding keys, leaving, etc. Overall we would give this home a 2.5, but gave 3 stars rather than 2.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
La Paz International Airport, LAP
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
La Paz Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Costa Baja
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The best restaurants in La Paz
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
La Concha
Car: not necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Stays of 6 days or longer include 1 weekly cleaning. More cleanings can be arranged for an additional sum.
Stays of 1 month or longer that qualify for the reduced rental rate and do not include electricity.
-Electricity will be metered upon check-in/out and can be charged from your security deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.