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Casa del Sol--Location Location! Beachfront/Walking Distance to Everything!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Spectacular Views, Private Casa in Central Location at an Excellent Launch Area!

Casa del Sol is an ideal balance of privacy and access! This location is central for wind sports and other outdoor activities. The beach is down a dozen stairs from the patio gate. Roomy bedroom with king size bed, private bath; front room with open living and dining areas, and full kitchen. Second room next to courtyard, with two double beds, private entrance, and full bath. Air beds and cots available. Relax on the tiled patio under the shade of a traditional palapa roof, with outdoor dining furniture and sweeping vistas. Side yard with coconut and fan palms, hammock, and outdoor furniture. Shady and sheltered outdoor areas offer a break from sun and wind, and a comfortable living room offers space for reading or games, all with stunning views of sea and mountains. Walking distance (via beach or small town roads) to fresh fish, restaurants and night life, small grocery. Paddleboards and kayaks included with rental, as well as a gas grill and snorkeling equipment. Many optional amenities such as at-home (indoor or outdoor) massage, local cooking, private lessons, and help with planning other activities.

There is a studio apartment above Casa del Sol that is not rented out. The owner and her dog could be onsite during the rental.

More Details

Owner
Sandy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

Amenities

La Ventana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Hot water outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Wash off and warm up with the outdoor heated shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Second bedroom - 2 double
  • We have available, on request, twin double-height airbeds, cots for younger ones, a highchair and a Pack-N-Play.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casa del Sol, beach front

Reviews

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Casa del Sol--Location Location! Beachfront/Walking Distance to Everything!
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
5

Private paradise in central Ventana

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for the perfect combination of privacy and excellent beach access for kiting and we found it here at Casa Del Sol. This property is in close proximity to all amenities La Ventana has to offer. The house and patio are steps from the sand, as well as where you set up and launch your kite. The property is high enough above the sand to give you complete privacy, but still with the feeling of being right on the beach. The completely gated yard with expansive patio was serene and beautiful.

The owner was in the studio upstairs and was very respectful of our privacy. She also spent great time preparing the "user guide" for the house as it answered most questions prior to use having to ask.

We definitely will be repeat visitors.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, charming house - with Baja funk

  • 4 of 5

Casa del Sol is in a beautiful location in the heart of La Ventana with picturesque views of the beach, sunsets were spectacular, perfect launch site for kiters, and a great place to SUP on those calm, glassy mornings. The best part of the house is the huge outdoor veranda with plenty of shade, a delightful hammock, and lots of places to read a good book and listen to the waves. The house had a collection of books and games that we enjoyed as well. The pictures make the house look bigger that it is - the living room, kitchen, dining area is probably 10 by 20 feet. The beds are really firm - bordering on hard and the electrical wiring is down right scary. What I don't understand are the reviews that talk about the hosts - when we arrived at 8:30 pm, the lady across the street came running over and said (in Spanish) that she hadn't been told that we were coming and the house wasn't clean yet. She quickly changed the sheets on the bed, emptied the garbage, and brought us clean towels. But there was no host. I did text someone when the internet wasn't working who came over and gave us completely different instructions for logging on- but I wouldn't exactly say he was a host. We had a great time, but seems like a high price for a charming but funky house. And "host" was non-existent.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Love the location, hosts genuinely eager to please

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at this property twice in the last year (2016). For us it has the perfect location for walking to many restaurants, visiting our friends/neighbors, and launching both kites and windsurfers right out front. The house also has a good set up for our family (two mature teen sons in their own separate room with bathroom). The outdoor space overlooking the beach is fantastic, and the included SUPs and kayaks a bonus. Em and Sandy have been very helpful, accommodating, and generous in making sure our requests are fulfilled. They seem to genuinely desire that we are pleased. The local caretakers are knowledgeable and easily reachable to sort out any issues that may (do) arise. The property is clean and the view and outdoor space are priceless. We would be very happy to stay here again - and plan to. After two visits we feel like it is 'our' vacation home and we take no exception to its quirks - we roll with them...

That being said, this is not for those looking for luxury. It suits our needs well enough as we are quite easy going about the little imperfections and issues that arise. We are also attuned to and respectful of water conservation and septic system idiosyncrasies. Even so, the water ran out near the end of our stay. This was remedied within a few hours after a phone call to the local manager. The regulator for the propane stove stopped working as well, but again was quickly repaired. We just went out for lunch instead!

The home itself is getting quite dated and is starting to show wear. The grout is beginning to crumble, the concrete walls show water seepage in a few spots and the paint is flaking off, the under- sink cupboards are musty, the finish on the faucets and bathroom sinks are worn, and the appliances/ kitchen cabinets are old but functional. All cosmetic stuff so it doesn't deter us - being ocean front is harsh on a building.

The beds are quite firm and bordering on uncomfortable for my family's liking but the sheets and towels are all soft and of good quality. Nights were generally quiet, ignoring the occasional locals out cruising with their music blaring or roaming dogs barking. Earplugs help. Waking up to the spectacular sunsrise each morning is priceless.

I offer this review with a spirit of kindness: know what you are choosing and you will love it. There are many rental options available in this increasingly popular destination. Enjoy La Ventana, it is a special place.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back to snowy and 17 degrees in Colorado, and missing Casa Del Sol. Sandy sent us a thorough PDF a week before we arrived, covering everything we'd need to know for our stay. The property was perfect for being close to everything, but far enough away that we had absolute privacy. Location is perfect, right on the beach, with plenty of space to pump up kites and launch from our own "private" area. We'll definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you had a great time! We agree that it's a special place, and are glad to share it. We will be glad to welcome you back!
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4

pretty nice place overall

  • 4 of 5

this place has a lot going for it, a beautiful location on the beach, huge windows that we opened to let in the ocean breeze and listen to the sound of the waves when we slept at night. The ktichens pretty well stocked, the king size bed is great , and the patio is the best feature of all. We kited while there and could basically rig right below our place. The owners were very accommodating, letting us put our luggage there before the 4pm check in time as we were stuck between places.

That said, It does have a bit of funkiness to it, its older and being a beach house, I guess thats to be expected but you can't tell from the pictures. We never used the 2nd bedroom, its separated from the rest of the house which is nice for privacy if you did have another couple there.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything you need and more!

  • 5 of 5

Great place in a magical location! We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Casa del Sol has everything you need and more and we loved the central location. Kevin and Angie were super responsive and easy to get a hold of when we had a concern - which was an easy fix. We were there a bit "after the season" and found many of the nearby restaurants and kite schools closed! Luckily we found Norm at Baja Surf (look for him at the campground based out of his RV)who was able to give us some lessons on the days when the wind came up - he was AMAZING and we felt like we really got a handle on the sport! Though we weren't able to take advantage of the restaurants that were in walking distance, those that were open in Los Cerritos (a quick drive) were great and the locals were warm and friendly. La Ventana is amazing and Casa del Sol is the perfect spot to take it all in!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You enjoyed every minute of your stay, wow! That's great! Thank you for your comments.
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Map

Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
On the beach: El Rincón de La Bahía, excellent
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
in front of the house!
Car: not necessary

There is a studio apartment above Casa del Sol that is not rented out. The owner may or may not be onsite during the rental.

We have improved the small beach structure with gorgeous walls and doors of woven palo de arco, a traditional style built by skilled local artisans. The artisans also rebuilt the palapa roof that shades the front patio, with new palm leaves over the original red palm framework.

In the past three years, we have also added 600 square feet of patio for lounging and gear, HOT outdoor shower, new patio furniture, a grill, and stereo music players.

You cannot get any more central to the action. Kite launching right out front! Restaurante el Rincón on the beach about 150 meters away, with local cuisine, views of the action and the moonrise! Baja Joe's to the south a short walk! Playa Central to the north a short walk! A small grocery store practically across the street, and they have very cold beer. Forget the car, you don't need one when you stay here!

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Rates & Availability

La Ventana House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$230
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 18.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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