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2018 Winter Season ~ Ocean View Home - Sunsets, Art Gallery & Amenities!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,530 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

OCEAN VIEW:

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.

More Details

Owner
Arturo Franz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house was more than what we expected! The home is beautiful, clean, and everything you need is available. Amazing views of the ocean! Arturo is very helpful and easy to work with. Thank you again for everything and hope to be back very soon and hopefully for a longer stay.
Apr 2015
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Amenities

Las Gaviotas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1530 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1st Floor - toilet , shower , Private to this bedroom
    Bathroom 3rd - 2nd Floor - toilet , shower , Private to this Bedroom
    Bathroom 2nd - Twin bedroom - toilet , shower , This bathroom functions as a guest bath & for bedroom #2
  • Each bathroom has complimentary liquid soaps: Hand, body wash and shampoo.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2nd - Twin ~ 2nd Floor - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom for the twin bedroom is the guest bathroom
    Bedroom 1st Floor - 1 double , Private en suite - Shower
    Bedroom 3rd ~ 2nd Floor - 1 double , Considered the Master with Private en suite - shower
  • All bedrooms are private.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
SURFBOARDS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE STORED ANYWHERE INSIDE OUR VACATION HOME....ALSO NO WAXING ON THE PREMISES. However, Near our main entrance, on the east side setback, there is a shower station with a surfboard rack & hooks for wet suits. Please use the shower station to rinse off sand from beach attire and wet suits..

Reviews

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La Jolla
5

What a great place !

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We forward to your future stay!
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5

Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house, especially the stunning porch and views. We had everything we needed, and were very comfortable. Arturo was an excellent host, and communicated every detail with me prior to our arrival. Our best Gaviotas experience yet!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the house was clean and comfortable. We will definitely stay here again! The only thing I would suggest bringing is a portable fan.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Small, cozy & cute!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place!

Small, cozy, & very welcoming! So close to the pool & amazing view to the beach! 😉

Best part, the owner gave me a champagne bottle because I was celebrating my birthday out there! Very nice! 👍🏼 Owner answers all questions ASAP. & recommended a place to eat👍🏼

I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
5

Great house in a great community

  • 5 of 5

I have been visiting Northern Baja for years but this was my first time in the Los Gaviotas community, and I can't wait to go back. The house was clean, comfortable and well decorated. Our host Arturo was attentive and ready to answer any questions. The house is just a short walk from the pool and the private beach. And if you like oysters and fresh fish taco's you're in for a treat on weekends when they set their fish stand next to the community pool. Perfect for six people.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home and a fun way to visit Baja!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home with wide, panoramic views of the ocean. The house is uniquely designed, decorated nicely, and fits 6 people very comfortably. The Las Gaviotas community is very friendly, quiet, and safe.

The location is ideal because there are great restaurant nearby, such as the pizza place up the street (Ollie's) and a breakfast spot across the street (Bleu Galley), so that you don't even have to travel far for comforting food. If you want to go a little farther, Puerto Nuevo and Rosarito are about equidistant in either direction and have lots of good restaurants.

The owner was helpful and easy to work with. He was also very informative on restaurant suggestions and told us about the wine valley (Valley de Guadelupe) which makes a great day trip.

Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
Tijuana International Airport (TIJ)
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Real Del Mar, BajaMar
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
Toll Road 'Cuota'
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ollie's Pizza
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
Playa La Mision
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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