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Casa Franz #146 Las Gaviotas ~ Private Beach Resort

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Last updated: 09/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Best Resort On The Northern Baja California Coast!

Our vacation home is located in the beautiful exclusive beachfront community of Las Gaviotas, approximately 40 mins from U.S. Border. We have a 3 bedroom ~ 3 bath vacation family home. Maximum 6 person including children.

We are now offering in the 2016 season, discounts to our guests: Early Booking, Returning Guests, US Veterans, Seniors 65+, Free Extra Nite Specials and 4+ Day Stay Special with a 5 nite Free and much more. Note: Discounts are calculated on the base rental amount, Not the total amount paid. The discount is paid separately at the end of your stay via Paypal and based on the total percentage not to exceed 20%.

How to get to Las Gaviotas:

1. From California by Car: Drive south towards the US-MEXICAN BORDER beyond San Diego and enter into the Mexican border crossing. All vehicles should have Mexican Auto Insurance.* As you exit the Mexican Border, stay on the right lane. use the ramp to the right, Looking for the sign 'Cuota' ~ ROSARITO ENSENADA Toll Road', a scenic beach drive to the port city of Ensenada. Look for the following MILESTONES. Driving along the border road, you will notice on the right the US BORDER FENCE. Continue your drive to the top of the hill, turning left down to the bottom of the hill to an entrance on your right into the TOLL ROAD "CUOTA" and to PLAYAS DE TIJUANA. 1 mile past Playas de TJ is your 1st TOLL BOOTH. Then, continue driving south with, REAL DE MAR GOLF COURSE, on your left (landside) and as you drive further, you will approach, the City of Rosarito, the toll road will bend to the left and then you will note the first exit on the right to Rosarito. But continue on the toll road and drive under the City Bridge and continue driving until you are almost past Rosarito. As you continue, your 2ND TOLL BOOTH is
1 mile further. As you continue driving south, the Toll Road will bend to the left near CALIFIA. Driving south, note JESUS CHRIST statue on the Landside and about a 1 mile further, you will see OLLIE'S PIZZA on the seaside....and few blocks further, you will see LAS GAVIOTAS. Driving on the toll road, another 1 mile, look for and exit on your right. Make a right turn on to the FREE "LIBRE" ROAD....and drive 1 mile north, stay on your left lane next to the dividers and signal left well in advance of you making a left into Las Gaviotas.

2. US Citizens ~ By Air from US Cities: Land in San Diego Airport (SAN). Get your Rental car at any of the establish rental agencies. You will be required to get Mexican Auto Insurance. The drive is about 45 mins to Las Gaviotas per instruction in #1. Alternate option would be to fly direct to the Tijuana Airport (TIJ).

3. For Non-US Foreign Travelers: Highly Recommended that you fly from your destination directly to the Tijuana International Airport (TIJ). The standard auto rental agencies are available. Again Mexican Auto Insurance is required. Drive per instruction which is about 30 minutes south on the 'Toll Road.'

* About Mexican Auto Insurance: Individuals travelling to Mexico in their own private vehicles should get Mexican Auto "Public Liability" Insurance. It's not required, but if you are in an accident in Mexico without Insurance, you may land in a Mexican jail.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/14/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No one under 18 without parental supervision....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children under 5 require supervision with many low interior walls purposely designed to maximize interior sea views. There is a toddler gate in the guest closet, located near the twin bedroom....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you need to smoke...the deck is the best place...we have ashtrays, please use them!...So, please be mindful....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge


  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    Very much welcomed ~ Discounts Available....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2nd - Twin ~ 2nd Floor: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1st Floor: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3rd ~ 2nd Floor: 1 queen


  • All bedrooms are private.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1st Floor: toilet, shower

    Private to this bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3rd - 2nd Floor: toilet, shower

    Private to this Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2nd - Twin bedroom: toilet, shower

    This bathroom functions as a guest bath & for bedroom #2...moreless

  • Each bathroom has complimentary liquid soaps: Hand, body wash and shampoo....moreless

Other Amenities

  • SURFBOARDS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE STORED ANYWHERE INSIDE OUR VACATION HOME....ALSO NO WAXING ON THE PREMISES. However, Near the main entrance, on the east side setback, there is shower station with a surfboard rack & hooks for wetsuits. Please use the shower station to rinse off sand from beach attire and wetsuits.....moreless


  • Books:

    Limited, located in the downstairs bedroom with a sofa chair for quiet reading....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Yes....bring your DVDs...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Bring your IPOD...It works with the video system....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    If you have IPOD, there is a jack set up for music....moreless

  • Television:

    New Flat Screen TV connected to a DVD player, sound system and with WIFI capability....moreless

  • Toys:

    check with Owner for special use....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    3 bar stools for Bar use. There is a unique "Tree Trunk table" which purposely positioned, diagonally to maximize space to exit the deck. PLS. DO NOT CHANGE OR MOVE THE TABLE! ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    THERE IS NO A/C system. This is a beach house, with Openable Windows with latches. For maximum freshness, open all window throughout the house. Pls. latch each window as winds can break the glass. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Downstairs Laundry room PLS. NO SANDY CLOTHES!...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace is set with Duraflame logs. Just light at each end of the log with a match or the light starter. Make sure the flue is OPEN!...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Clubhouse ~ Not available for renters....moreless

  • Heating:

    Small built-in space electrical heaters used mainly during the winter (Nov - Feb)...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi is available in our home. PASSWORD information is available at the refrigerator or a the Entertainment station. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fresh and clean linens. For stays of 5 days, we provide a 3 hour housekeeping service with rotation of fresh linens. We regularily wash bedspreads, blankets and pillow cases to maximize cleanliness...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 Mexican style sofas with a small artisan tree table with 3 small stools. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    1 Vehicle can park in front of Casa Franz. 2nd Vehicle should park in the shared parking area, about 1/2 BLOCK EAST FROM CASA FRANZ #146....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is no landline phone. In case of emergency contact Rental Management or security office. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    One set of yellow towels of Bath, Hand and Wash Cloth per guest. For stays of 5 days or more, we provide a 3 hour housekeeping service with rotation of fresh towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Downstairs Laundry room ~ Available. PLS. NO SANDY CLOTHES! There is a shower station right outside the main entrance. Pls. take advantage and wash off all sand before entering our vacation home....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular and decaf ground coffee available in the frige. Coffe maker is stored with filters, sugar & creamers in the upper cabinet above the dishwasher....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Located in the base cabinet below the bar area....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Sugar Packets, Salt & Pepper & various Teas, cooking oil and vinegar and spice rack with a variety of spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Mid-size frige with mustard, mayonaise, ketchup, regular and decaf ground coffee....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner range...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Stored in the upper cabinet above the dishwasher...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Same as Deck...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small dining table with umbrella. On windy days or if you leave for brief period of time, please retract the umbrella to the down position. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Real del Mar: 18 hole-20 min drive TOLL ROAD North. Baja Mar: 27 hole - 30 min drive-TOLL ROAD South...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A stainless steel gas BBQ with utensils located inside. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    On premises...Check with Rental Mgr or Security for use....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Near Olympic size swimming pool below the clubhouse....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Next to the Swimming Pool...Open til Midnight. No one under the age of 16....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Cinco de Mayo Weekend
May 4 - May 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Mom's Get-Away
May 11 - May 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Father's Day Weekendd
Jun 15 - Jun 19, 2017
3 night min stay
4th of July Weekend
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Senior Citizen's Day
Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2017
3 night min stay
USA Christmas Week
Dec 18 - Dec 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$280 $280
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
New Year's Week
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$260 $260
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Fee $35
  • Cleaning & Housekeeping $40
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 20%



20% Renter's tax, includes processing credit card, rental management 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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 09/14/2016
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  • Susanna's Cuisine of the Californias

    "Excellent food....One of our favorites"

  • El Nido Restaurant

    "A must eat restaurant! Been going for over 30 years. Grill meat with Mesquite wood."

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

Car: Recommended

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1973

About the owner: 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 school vacation break with our children who are now grown up. It is a great family retreat and our home is located on the 3rd tier from the beach 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. 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 alway been to discourage large cooking events, such as 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 barbacueing activities; while cooking on the deck you can sip a few Margaritas!

Why the Owner Chose Las Gaviotas, B.C., Mexico:
Our house was designed by my brother, an Architect and we put a lot of emphasis in bringing out the Mexican characteristics of traditional artisan construction. Casa Franz is located near a green belt giving our guests with an extra added sea views. We think of it as a Modern Mexican vacation home, open concept kitchen-Dining-Livingroom to maximize space for beach viewing from the front half of the home...blending in vibrant tile colors which accents our themes of cobalt blue, rust and bright yellow.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Las Gaviotas complex has 24/7 security services to make your stay safe and enjoyable. Many owners and guests walk & jog at all hours around the complex enjoying the cliff side promenades. Security Officers regularily patrol all areas of the complex to sure and safe. Enjoy the artwork, a select sampling of local artists and artisans placed throughout giving it a art gallery feeling complimenting our modern contemporary home design with unique lighting. During the summer months (Apr - Sep) are the best in terms of weather & temperature with views from the kitchen, living room, dining and mostly the deck. Winter season (Oct-Mar) start to chill a bit. We have a fireplace with the use of the Duraflame logs to create a nice cozy fireside mood complimented with small electric space heaters in every room, just in case it gets too chilly.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/14/2016

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Main Entrance ~ Dry Fountain

    Casa Franz Main Entrance ~ Dry Fountain

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    Casa Franz ~ Livingroom

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    Casa Franz ~ Huichol Livingroom

  • Deck with Umbrella

    Deck with Umbrella

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    Casa Franz ~ Kitchen Bar Area

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    Casa Franz ~ Time - Senora Q

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TV Area

    Casa Franz ~ Huichol TV Area

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    Casa Franz ~ Downstairs Bedroom

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    Casa Franz ~ Upstairs Bedroom - Double

  • Casa FRanz ~ Deck with Chaisse Lounges

    Casa FRanz ~ Deck with Chaisse Lounges

  • Casa Franz Deck View

    Casa Franz Deck View

  • Las Gaviotas
Cliffside Promenades

    Las Gaviotas Cliffside Promenades

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    Casa Franz ~ Cactus Flower - UGI

  • Casa Franz Livingroom/Fireplace

    Casa Franz Livingroom/Fireplace

  • Casa Franz ~ Sun

    Casa Franz ~ Sun

  • Unique Tree Trunk Table 

    Unique Tree Trunk Table DO NOT CHANGE - DIAGONAL POSITION!

  • Casa Franz ~ Couple - Senora Q

    Casa Franz ~ Couple - Senora Q

  • Casa Franz ~ TV Area

    Casa Franz ~ TV Area

  • Casa Franz 
Downstairs Bedroom Double

    Casa Franz Downstairs Bedroom Double

  • Casa Franz ~ Twin Bedroom Upstairs

    Casa Franz ~ Twin Bedroom Upstairs

  • Casa Franz ~ Upstair Bedrm with On suite bath

    Casa Franz ~ Upstair Bedrm with On suite bath

  • Casa Franz 
Gas Grill (Propane Provided) 

    Casa Franz Gas Grill (Propane Provided) Deck

  • Casa Franz ~ East Deck View

    Casa Franz ~ East Deck View

  • Las Gaviotas 
Main Entrance

    Las Gaviotas Main Entrance

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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