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Paradise South Of The Border with remodeled kitchen and bathrooms

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath House Located In Locally Famous Las Gaviotas

Casa Purnell is a self catering 2 bedroom, 2 recently remodeled bathrooms, Las Gaviotas villa with an 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean. It is situated next to a walkway which leads the beach, oceanside association pool, jacuzzi and shuffleboard. The tennis court is located about 5 houses away. (See map for precise location)

The villa comes with a recently remodeled kitchen which is stocked with dishes, utensils and condiments. Appliances include a gas cook top, toaster oven, microwave, dishwasher, blender and coffee maker. There is a master bedroom with a king bed and private bath. The second between has two twin beds. The bathrooms come with linens and towels. (No beach towels, though)

The patio has a BBQ and fire table for your enjoyment. Other luxuries include a flat screen TV with local cable, DVD player, fireplace and of course, WIFI.

Las Gaviotas is the "crown jewel" of Baja California. It is a gated community resort with 24 security located about 45 minutes south of the U.S/Mexico border between Rosarito Beach and Ensenada about 5 minutes away from the Puerto Nuevo lobster village. If you are looking for a stress free relaxing environment, this is the place to be. Sorry, no pets are allowed. Kitchen and both bathrooms completely remodeled by end of March!

More Details

Mark & Zach Purnell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Mark & Zach Purnell

Mark and Zach are brothers who manage our longtime family home in Baja California.

Mark & Zach Purnell purchased this house in 1977

Why Mark & Zach Purnell chose Las Gaviotas

Casa Purnell was purchased as a vacant lot in the mid 1970's when Las Gaviotas was just developed. My parents were regular visitors to Rosarito Beach and Ensenada, and ended up making one of the best investment choices in their lifetime.

What makes this house unique

Casa Purnell is used primarily for friends and family, so you will see a personal touch to the decor of the home from the masks on the wall and local trinkets throughout.


Las Gaviotas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is attached to the master bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This bedroom has a private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Paradise South Of The Border with remodeled kitchen and bathrooms
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews

Such a cute spot! Wish we could’ve stayed longer.

  • 5 of 5

Loved checking in and lighting up the fire pit outside and enjoying the view. I highly suggest grocery shopping in the US or at least before checking in. Once you check in you won’t want to leave. Puerto Nuevo is around the corner. It can be exhausting dealing with the vendors and the food is pretty expensive for Mexico. Walking to Ollie’s Pizza place was great. It’s now our favorite pizza place. Our 5 year old was excited about the pool and beach being so close and she would play in the little loft upstairs. The security is strict and won’t allow children in the jacuzzi which was kind of a bummer. We went during the winter so it was too chilly for the Pool. The owner does mention in the handbook that the lights will trip if you run the heater while the bathroom lights are on but we had read it after our lights went out and the closet where the circuit breaker was locked. Other than that our stay was smooth. The staff and other guests in the gated community were so friendly. Great place to let the kids run around worry free in Mexico.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay at the Purnell residence. Great property, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family of 4.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house great ocean view

  • 5 of 5

We love the house very clean and organized. We had a really nice time definitely coming back

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa de circulo

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting our family rent out your beautiful Las Gaviotas home! We enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable, well-designed space. It had all we needed - everything was user-friendly, we found the gated community to be family-friendly, clean and amenable to our needs. The location was so accessible and couldn't have been better for our shopping and dining needs as well. We enthusiastically recommend Paradise South of the Border and would definitely return. Take care and thanks again :)

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review.
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Clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at the house. Very clean and comfortable beds and linens! Loved the big bathtub in the second bathroom. House had everything you needed and more in the kitchen. Would definitely come back and stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really nice place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the round-shaped living room, very welcoming. The house has all you may need. Although the bedrooms are small, the beds are very comfy. Beautiful view from living room and balcony which was important to us. Easy check in and check out, Zach was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
66 Kilometres
San Diego International Airport
Car: necessary

Las Gaviotas is a gated community located about 15 minutes south of Rosarito Beach and about 5 minutes north of Puerto Nuevo.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
One time cleaning fee $30

There is a refundable $125 security deposit. Any cancellations within two weeks of your schedule stay will result in a forfeiture of your security deposit ($125).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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