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Amazing Views Of Sea Of Cortez And City With Fantastic Amenities And Adventures

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, expanded kitchen, 1 bedroom is used as office

Our home is located in the CostaBaja resort in the Las Colinas hillside homes. This small group of homes overlooks the Sea of Cortez, the city of La Paz, a small lake with fountain, and the Gary Player designed 18 hold golf course. Our home is one of the few that are single units not attached to another. It is ideally situated as the last of only two houses on a small cul-de-sac off the main entry road which provides greater privacy, but it is only steps away from the beautiful infinity pool overlooking the Sea, Ciwty, and a golf fairway. It is a gated, 24 hour secure and very safe neighborhood. The view from the home and pool are magical, both during the sunny days and in the evenings when the city lights sparkle and lake lights show the shimmer of the fountain.

The house is 2 bedrooms plus an office / den and 2 full bathrooms and comes fully furnished with everything you need to enjoy your stay in La Paz. The office includes an HP Printer and larger monitor to hook up your laptop. We purchased the home as a primary residence and so have made numerous improvements to the typical home in the neighborhood. Because we enjoy entertaining and cooking, we have modified the kitchen significantly. We redesigned the standard kitchen and added 8 kitchen cabinets as well as 2 very large pantry cabinets, each with 3 fixed shelves and 4 very convenient slide-out ones for easier storage and access. We also added a marble backsplash for ease of cleaning. The kitchen has GE Profile refrigerator, convection oven and stovetop, dishwasher, and microwave as well as other small appliances, and a large double sink with sprayer. Off the kitchen is a dining area with table and chairs with a direct view over the lake and the Sea.

The main entrance to the house is through a courtyard gate into a garden area with tropical plants and outdoor canvas chairs for reading, having a glass of wine, listening to music, or talking with friends. The courtyard makes for a great extension to the house, especially in the warmer weather since it is shaded with our custom wooden pergola with ceiling fan and light. Opening the sliding doors to the courtyard and front terrace provides pleasant sea breezes through the main living areas. There is also an entrance from the carport to the office / den.

The living room has a large comfortable sofa, leather chair and ottoman, coffee table, 2 end tables, and 2 counter-height leather high-backed stools that can be positioned for greater seating capacity for entertaining or for watching sports with friends on the new 55 inch flat screen high definition TV. There is also a stereo and DVD player.Connect your IPAD or IPOD to the stereo and you will have all your favorite music! Sitting in the living room you have a great view of the Sea and passing boats!

The large master bedroom is furnished with a king-sized bed, a large 9 drawer dresser and mirror, 2 smaller bedside dressers, a floor lamp, and a new 40 inch HD flat screen TV. You can relax in bed and watch boats go by in the Sea of Cortez. The en suite master bath has a double sink vanity, drawer and shelf storage, and a large mirror. There is a large walk-in tiled rain shower and a jetted bathtub, as well as a walk-in closet, and a separate toilet closet. A large linen closet is at the entrance to the master bedroom, and there is a sliding door to the large front terrace.

The guest bedroom contains a queen-sized bed, a large 10 drawer dresser with mirror, a smaller 4 drawer bedside dresser, and a small walk-in closet. Next to the 2nd bedroom is a 2nd full bath with walk-in rain shower and a single sink vanity with storage. The office / den is across from the second bath. It is furnished with a small desk, an L-shaped desk extension, lamp, 2 bookcases, a reading library, and a monitor to connect to your laptop. There is wireless internet throughout the house. In this area is a laundry closet with stackable washer and dryer and cleaning supplies.

A 32 foot front terrace with overhead fan offers a direct view of the Sea of Cortez, the small lake with fountain, the city of La Paz, and a glimpse of the golf course. This is the perfect spot for your morning coffee or evening drinks, and provides spectacular sunsets. There is also a small 8 foot garden area. On the terrace, you will find a counter height table and 4 chairs for dining out and outdoor folding canvas chairs for additional seating. A propane BBQ grill is located here as well for. We also provide a card table, table cloths and 4 chairs for entertaining larger groups.

Each room has individual room controlled A/Cs, and there are ceiling fans in the master bedroom, the living room, and on the front terrace and in the courtyard. The infinity pool, steps from our house is a beautiful 40 meter pool, with sunny as well as shaded areas furnished with loungers and a covered area of tables and chairs for eating, entertaining or events.

We include the private Beach Club membership with your rental. This membership offers you a Sea front restaurant and bar with internet, an Olympic sized infinity pool with many sitting areas, a jacuzzi, a large beach area furnished with several types of lounge chairs and hammocks, shower and restroom area, gym with fitness equipment, 2 beach-side tennis courts, and a sandy and swimmable beach leading toward the resort hotel. There are 4 restaurants within the resort. Azul, is one of the best restaurants in La Paz, an excellent Italian restaurant, an innovative sushi restaurant, the Beach Club restaurant, and a Breeze Market for lunches and convenience items. Around the marina are also services such as a laundry and a medical office. There is also a scenic and challenging Gary Player designed 18-hole golf course with amazing views of the Sea which is available for separate fees. Large boat outer and a smaller boat inner marina, with Fun Baja providing whale and sea lion watching and snorkeling and diving trips, round out the resort facilities. The Beach Club also rents kayaks, small sailboats, water-bikes, and paddle boards.

While every unit in Las Colinas with the amenities of the resort offers a great place to spend a few days or weeks vacationing, or as a longer-term residence, we believe you will agree that our home provides a very comfortable home suitable for short or longer-term rentals. We have lived comfortably here for 3 years and plan to rent it beginning May 1st while we resume our love for travel! It has not been rented prior to this.

More Details

Owner
Jack Roose
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2017

About Jack Roose

We lived in Hawaii in Hawaii Kai on the water for over 25 years and love to travel. While we love Hawaii, we tired of the traffic and congestion. We love to travel and have traveled much of the world and began looking for a new location that would offer us the sun, water, and adventure we wanted without the daily hassles of traffic and congestion. We discovered La Paz and really enjoyed all that La Paz has to offer and the communities making up CostaBaja resort. After three years, we decided to travel a year and rent our place out when not using it. We have since purchased a home in Daytona Beach as well.

Jack Roose purchased this villa in 2009

Why Jack Roose chose La Paz

La Paz is a fantastic city with all that a traditional Mexican town can offer as well as all the conveniences of major US cities. You can spend time in the traditional Mexican town but also find all you need in newer US-like major stores -- there are many new and older traditional groceries and newer ones such as Mega. WalMart, Home Depot, Sam's Club, etc. The new Mega complex has a Platino movie theater with most first run English as well as Spanish movies in a 'lazy-Boy' chair type of seating -- better than US and 1/2 the cost! There are many terrific restaurants, both 'hole in the wall' Mexican taco places to upscale specialty restaurants. CostaBaja has along the marina some of the best in town with Azul offering innovative menus, an Italian restaurant, a unique sushi bar offering the freshest seafood, and a Beach Club with its many facilities. There is also a *** hotel with restaurant and bar as well as a new Hyatt about to open. The Beach Club offers a wonderful Olympic pool, a restaurant and bar with pool service, many areas to relax in the sun or shade, a well-equipped gym, and 2 beach-side tennis courts. For golfers we have a challenging Gary Player designed golf course woven throughout the property so you constantly see the contrast of a well-kept green golf course with the backdrop of the many colored azure Sea of Cortez. Trips to the many water adventures -- whale and sale lion watching, diving, snorkeling, sailing, paddling, kayaking -- all are offered within the resort. The malecon in downtown La Paz is like the area along the SF Bay in Sausalito -- active all hours of the day, kids and adults, shops and restaurants, and most weekend have special activities or events planned. La Paz has it all, including the culture of Mexico, CostaBaja is a self-contained paradise, with easy access to all the city has to offer. And we haven't even mentioned the day trips to another fun little town, Todos Santos, famous for the California Hotel, and Cabo!!

What makes this villa unique

Our home offers a number of benefits including:

-- fantastic views day and night to the Sea of Cortez, the lake and fountain, and the city from a large terrace with room for entertaining friends

-- a comfortable home prepared as a full-time residence rather than a short-term vacation home

-- a remodeled kitchen with greatly expanded storage and counter space, set up so a cook can actually use it and entertain

-- a custom trellis over the courtyard that provides a shady area for dining out, reading, or talking with friends during the warmer times of the year; with a roll down shade for added privacy and temperature control

-- located on a cul-de-sac with only two detached homes for added privacy

-- steps from the Las Colinas pool used only by the few residents

-- two large screen Tvs with Netflix and access through Apple TV, etc.

-- high speed internet

-- all within a gated, 24 hour secure safe environment

Amenities

La Paz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Large walk in shower, separate jetted bathtub, 2 sink vanity
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Calformia King with pillow-top mattress
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bed with pillow-top mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The resort hotel offers concierge services and a first class spa as well as other traditional services offered by hotels. The marina also offers services such as laundry, a Breeze convenience market, a medical office, and a marine store providing marine supplies. CostaBaja also offers a free shuttle service to several locations in La Paz. Many people arrive at the San Jose Del Cabo airport where there are numerous rental car agencies and a bus service to La Paz. Others fly directly into La Paz, although there may be fewer and less convenient flights from your location.

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Amazing Views Of Sea Of Cortez And City With Fantastic Amenities And Adventures
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Very comfortable and well equipped, awesome view, very quiet and private.

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat customers who always enjoy staying at Jack's place. Close to the great pool (where you can swim laps). Comfortable furniture and beds, great kitchen, and all the amenities. Very happy holiday experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jeff. It is always a pleasure to have you and Barb as our guests, and we look forward to any future visits. It's always great to have repeat, long-term guests like you who take care of the place like it was yours!!!
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5

We had a wonderful 5 day stay! Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days. Amazing location. The house was perfect and as expected (bath fills up really slow though). Aside from that it was better than we anticipated. The city is beautiful and easy to relax in. Lots to do and Everyone is friendly. Recommend a rental car to get around. Golf course is complex and amazing! Even if you don't golf though it's still definitely worth it. I will stay here again for sure. The club house down the street is great but closes early.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Aaron, for your comments. The Beach Club restaurant does tend to close early, generally around 8 pm. I think the reason is that there are three other wonderful restaurants in the marina that specialize in dinner, while the Beach Club focuses more on lunch and providing food and beverage to the infinity pool there. The 18 hole golf course has amazing views and is pretty challenging.
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Manhattan ny
4

Modern, peaceful, fully equipped home.

  • 4 of 5

Jack's home was wonderful; clean, comfortable, great views, just a walk up to the fantastic infinity pool. I think las colinas location is great, kinda of in between, going to town and not far from the great beaches! We certainly would come back! Jack was very personable on the phone, offered a lot of tips of where to go and eat.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marc, thanks for your comments. It is a great location for visiting all LaPaz has to offer, as well as access to all CostaBaja's many amenities. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for your feedback when you first arrived. As a result, I've had the entire US TV cable system re-done so that it solves the temporary fix that was done during your visit.
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5

The perfect spot to stay in La Paz!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for one month in this beautiful, comfortable condo that simply had outstanding views of the Sea of Cortez. The furniture and beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was well-stocked and the owner is an electronics genius offering free phone to the US, satellite tv and free WiFi. La Paz has many activities to offer: snorkeling with sea lions at Espiritu Island, snorkeling with whale sharks, excellent fishing, walking the beautiful Malecon, and an awesome new whale museum. The staff at Costa Baja treated us like family and the restaurants and beach club on the marina serve excellent food. We golfed multiple times at Costa Baja and it continues to be one of our favorite and challenging courses. The restaurant at the course, Pintada, served up some of the best meals we had. The chef is a genius. Other great places to eat in La Paz are Rancho Viejo, Tres Virgenes, Nims, and Palermos. We are looking forward to returning next year

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay in CostaBaja at our place. We never get tired of the view. You definitely took advantage of many of the great water sports LaPaz offers as well as many good restaurants. I’m told by many and my golfing friends at CostaBaja that the course is very challenging, and it is beautiful set as it is against the Sea of Cortez. The staff at CostaBaja and the restaurants there are always helpful so glad you appreciated their services. We’d welcome your return! Jack
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5

Peaceful La Paz

  • 5 of 5

After two decades of going to Cabo, I finally decided to check out La Paz. I'm so glad I did. La Paz is a decent-sized town, very Mexican, with great accommodations for the foreign visitor. There are some nice spots for night life, but nothing like Cabo (thank goodness). The fishing was exceptional, the water more welcoming for snorkeling, swimming, fishing, and watching underwater wildlife. This home is located 5 minutes from the center of everything. It is on a fantastic golf course with magnificent views of downtown La Paz and the Sea of Cortez. The pool is right across the driveway and nothing short of SPECTACULAR. The home is clean, modern, extremely comfortable, with every amenity you could need.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Bret, for your comments. I'm glad the last minute stay worked out well for you and that you were able to enjoy the house, location, the great resort, and had good fishing experiences!!!
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Stevensville. Montana
5

Perfect spot for a long stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family owns a small Hotel and wanted to go and be at a place that did not feel like a hotel. This was a perfect fit for us. With a teenage girl, having a 2nd bedroom and bath was perfect! Also very handy was the washer/dryer. And the view! Anytime of day, watching the sailboats & yachts move down the bay was so pleasant. Modern, Clean & Comfortable throughout. A short walk brought you to the local pool, with no or just a couple of people. We also really enjoyed the Beach Club on the bay with a Bar & restaurant(s). To get the best out of this location, you need a car. We did several short day trips to Todos Santos, La Ventana, and the outer beaches. It's a quick 5 minutes into the Heart of La Paz and the Malecon. La Paz is a great, mainly non-tourist, town with excellent seafood. There are several supermarkets and Wal-Mart that make it easy to stock the well equipped kitchen.

I would recommend this property and return ourselves to this location again. The security was excellent, with a 24 hour maned gatehouse at the entrance to these villas, plus at the main resort, beach club & golf course.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
several in the marina area of resort-- walkable
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Gary Player 18 hole course; Clubhouse is 1 mile
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
5 restaurants within the resort -walkable
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Beach Club beach is walkable as are 2 more
Car: recommended

The resort hotel offers full spa services. Fun Baja at the resort offers range of water activities including whale and sea watching and swimming with, snorkeling, and diving. Evening cultural events often hosted in resort. The City of La Paz offers a full range of Mexican cultural events, shopping of all types, and all forms of recreation. The resort offers a free shuttle into town for shopping, recreation, and leisure if you prefer not to drive. ATM in the resort as well as many banks in town. The resort is very-self contained and also within easy reach of all that the city of La Paz offers

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $75

Refund of rental costs paid (not including VBRO fee or insurance cost) will be made if cancelled prior to 30 days before check-in date, assuming a replacement rental is found covering the same dates. If a replacement rental is not found, $750 will be deducted from the returned rental costs already paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.