About the property
- House1530 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Las Gaviotas, an exclusive resort in the heart of the Baja Rivera!
Our modest vacation home is located in the beautiful exclusive beachfront community of Las Gaviotas, the Heart of the Baja Rivera...approximately 45 mins from the U.S. Border, south of San Diego. We have a 3 bedroom ~ 3 bath vacation family home. Maximum 6 person including children. Unfortunately, no pets allowed.
Sunny weather breaking out into the Spring season: for 2018, Baja is giving us a mix of rain, cloudy with intermitant sunny, warm & pleasant weather. Some nights are a bit nippy, but we have a fireplace and every bedroom including bathrooms have a wall space heater. Casa Franz is located in the middle of the complex, on the 3rd Tier below the Tennis courts, as road noise traffic is non-existent as compared to the 3 story condo units on the back tier of which previous guests have commented & experienced as real source of annoyance. Casa Franz enjoys it's piece and quiet from the ocean's rhythmic waves with a green belt view right in front giving our guests an extra added pleasure.
CASA FRANZ SET FOR 2017 WINTER.
Don't miss out on the Winter season (Oct-Mar) as our rates are lower and the unique opportunity to enjoy the refreshing brisk cool weather as the winter solstice begins. Sunsets are especially fantastic in Reds and Orange hues. We have a fireplace with the use of the flame logs to create a nice cozy fireside mood complimented with our small built in wall space heaters in every room, just in case it gets too chilly.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
About Arturo Franz
I'm a retired mortgage banker and was one of the first homeowners to purchase and build our vacation home. For years, we used it as our get-away for school & vacation breaks with our children who are now grown up. It is a great family retreat and our home is located on the 3rd tier below the Tennis court and we are about 1 1/2 blocks from the beach front. My wife, Amy & I have taken great pride in outfitting the interior with original art work from local artists in the area. As the viewer of our photos will note and past guests, we have not overloaded our wall spaces with too much Art work. Each Art piece is uniquely selected is a placed on to itself so that the wall space around gives it more importance and meaning.
Arturo Franz purchased this House in 1976
Why Arturo Franz chose Las Gaviotas
LAS GAVIOTAS IS A PREMIER VACATION RESORT LIKE NONE OTHER IN THE BAJA RIVIERA. WITH IT'S TIER LEVEL COMMUNITY DESIGN, ALL HOMES HAVE UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF THE OCEAN. NOTHING COMPARES TO LAS GAVIOTAS, WITH ITS SPACIOUS GARDENS, WALKWAYS, CLIFF SIDE PROMENADES WITH SPLASHING SURF WAVES MAKING THIS A PHOTOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE FOR ALL OCCASIONS. OUR MEXICAN ART HOUSE GALLERY! UNIQUE & LIKE NONE OTHER IN LAS GAVIOTAS! Our house was designed by my brother, an Architect and we put a lot of emphasis in bringing out the Mexican character of a traditionally constructed home. We think of it as a Modern Mexican & Contemporary vacation split-level home with High Vaulted Ceilings throughout and with an open concept Kitchen-Dining-Living room to maximize space for beach viewing from the front of the home. The Downstairs bedroom is more private & quieter with a reading area and with it's own private on-suite bathroom. Check out the blending of our vibrant tile colors which accents our themes of cobalt blue, terracotta and bright yellow, famously called "Amarillo Franz." A MODEST BUT EXCLUSIVE VACATION RETREAT: Enjoy the artwork, a select sampling of local artists and artisans placed throughout our vacation home, giving it a art gallery feel complimenting our modern contemporary home design accented with our unique but rare multi-color hanging lamps & sconces known as "Paletas or Ice Cream Bars." THE PRIVACY AND SECURITY OF LAS GAVIOTAS: Las Gaviotas, a unique and upscale vacation community is the heart of the Baja Rivera with 24/7 security services makes your stay safe and enjoyable. Many owners and guests walk & jog at all hours around the complex enjoying the cliff side promenades. Security Officers regularly patrol all areas of the complex to ensure your safety.
What makes this House unique
THE BENEFITS OF A UNIQUE & SMARTLY DESIGNED HOME... Our place is small but comfortable and is used mostly for casual light eating. For dinner, we go out to our favorite restaurants. However, for those with cooking interests, we do have a micro-wave/convention oven and a 4 burner range with a dishwasher & midsize refrigerator. There is no regular oven as our intent has always been to discourage large cooking events, ie., roasting turkeys and/or baking hams. However, on the deck, for those "grilling cooks", we have a stainless steel gas BBQ station which really compliments and separates the kitchen function from the heavier barbecuing activities; while cooking on the deck you can sip a few Margaritas! EXTRA AMENITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT: * FREE Wifi! * OUTDOOR SHOWER ~ RACK FOR SURFERS. * SECURITY SAFE ~ Guest Closet for valuables, cash & passports * MOSQUITO NETS in all bedrooms. * FIRST AID KIT ~ Located in the Utility Closet. * TENNIS RACKETS, VOLLEYBALL, SHUFFLEBOARD SET Guest Closet. * EXTRA SPICE RACK ~ Kitchen Counter. * SHOT & WINE GLASSES~BYO Tequila & Wine. * FULL SET OF YELLOW TOWELS IN EACH BATHROOM * BEACH TOWELS~Guest Closet-No need to bring any. * GAS BBQ ~ On Deck * COMPLIMENTARY 1 GALLON BOTTLE OF WATER * SPECIAL OCCASION ~ LET US KNOW... * 1 Dura-flame log per day - extras @ $4 ea. (WINTER ONLY) 2018 SUMMER DISCOUNTS: The 2018 summer season begins in April; Guests can earn discounts with stays over 3 days: WE REWARD REPEAT GUESTS for Early Booking, Returning Guests, US Veterans, Seniors 65+, Free Extra Nite Specials with a 4+ Day Stay get a 5 nite Free and much more. Pls. Note: Discounts are calculated on the base rental amount, Not the total amount paid. On your first visit back, earned discount accumulate over 4 revisits and is paid separately at the end of your stay via Pay Pal or by Check and based on the total percentage not to exceed 25%. FOR DETAILS SEE MISC ~ ON HOSPITALITY WEB SITE.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 2:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely time at Casa Franz
We enjoyed our stay at Casa Franz, which is warm and welcoming. Since the home is roomy, there is plenty of space for everyone to spread out and make themselves comfortable. The deck provided a great place to sit and visit, eat a meal, or enjoy a morning cup of coffee when the weather was nice. And, the fireplace was wonderful to use as the evening got cooler. My friends and I slept well since the beds were comfy. The entire place afforded us a quiet reprieve from the normal busyness of life. We wouldn't hesitate to return.
This was our first time to Las Gaviotas. The experience was delightful. The community was very clean and quiet. The small private beach pristine. Everyone was nice and friendly. Our reservations about traveling to Mexico were put at ease by Arturo. He was wonderful to answer all of our questions, even giving great suggestions on what to do and where to eat. I highly recommend Deckman's en El Mogor in the Guadalupe Valley. The food, atmosphere, service, and location were amazing.
Love the place, location, breath taking views!
What a great place !
We loved staying at Casa Franz! This home has lots of charm and everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. The location is perfect. Beds were comfortable and clean . We had a great stay here . They even left a bottle of champagne for my wife's birthday. Thanks again.
Thank you for your nice review. We forward to your future stay!
Our Family had a great stay at this beautiful warm home!
Our Family had a great stay at this beautiful warm home!
Absolutely Beautiful and better then I had thought.
First time here and I have to say it was great! I was very comfortable walking around and the community was very secure. Saturday was by far the best with the fresh fish guy and the taco man set up by the pool. I am positive I will be returning.
Nice family vaca
My wife and two daughters got a chance to join some friends at Las Gaviotas for a weekend getaway. When we started looking at many options in the Las Gaviotas community. the Casa Franz home stood out as a good blend of value, plenty of space and nice decor.
The owners replied quickly to requests and the reservation process with simple and quick.
Upon arrival, we were pleased with the layout. There ws plenty of space for our family to spread out in the house (lower bedroom and upper living space, bedrooms and kitchen). There is adequate selection of cooking tools and kitchen space.
Having girls, there was plenty of bathroom space to meet there "high maintenance" needs :). In terms of location within the community, the balcony offers a decent view of the ocean which helped with scoping out the waves before a morning session.
The walk to the beach and promenade was brief, only a couple minutes to walk down the pathways (steps) between houses.
One of convenient features is the outside shower and surfboard stands to store our boards and wetsuits.
Overall, nice house with some cool Mexican decor to add to the authentic experience.
I would recommend Casa Franz to families looking for a relaxing getaway.
Thank you, we really appreciate your family perspective on your stay to Casa Franz. We would love to have you as a repeat guest!
Baja Studios is about 5 min drive north on the 'free' road where the Titanic, Master & Commander movies were made. You need to inquire whether tours are available. Ensenada is a port city. About 45 min beautiful seaside drive. The main street has been restrict to vehicular traffic and make for nice shopping outing with hundreds of curios shops, restaurants and bars.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
US VETS, EARLY BIRD BOOKING, Seniors, Mini CARS & Community Charity Events and Repeat guest GET DISCOUNTS ~ SEE MISC SECTION/HOSPITALITY~MINIMUM OF 3 DAY STAY. 20% Renter's tax, includes processing credit card, processing fees. All Special Event Weekends include complimentary gift and 1 Champagne bottle. $400 ~ 600 Security Deposit refundable less expenses within 5 business days. Discounts added to Refunds.