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Best Located Micro-Mansion In La Paz: Casa Hormiga

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


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:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

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 Esterito

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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Esterito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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.


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Best Located Micro-Mansion In La Paz: Casa Hormiga
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews

Second time staying, everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in this house and our experience was as nice as the first time. The house is located in the heart of downtown so everything you need such as grocery store, restaurant, bars, etc is within walking distance. The house has a very good equipped kitchen, so cooking meals is good option as well. There is a very nice farmer's market on Tuesdays and Saturdays mornings, on Calle Madero in downtown, it is very worth visiting.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Beautiful House!!

  • 5 of 5

The architecture of the house is beautiful. Very comfortable with 4 people. Enjoyed the roof top terrace in the morning with coffee and beautiful sunsets in the evening.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home base

  • 5 of 5

Lovely experience in a lovely house right off the Malecon.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

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.

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