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Paradise South Of The Border

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 bathroom, 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 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.

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Zach Purnell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Zach Purnell

My wife and I live in Long Beach, CA with our two sons Keegan and Cooper. I've been visiting Las Gaviotas since I was little and currently visit 5-6 times a year with the family.

Zach Purnell purchased this house in 1977

Why Zach Purnell chose Rosarito Beach

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Paradise South Of The Border
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

Casa de Purnell

  • 5 of 5

Wow this place is everything it's hyped up to be. From the minute you enter the gates you felt like you were back home in the US!! The ocean views are to die for and the ocean sound at night time put us all to sleep. Casa Purnell has everything you need that if you don't want to leave you don't need to. This home is in a central area that was close to both Ensenada and Rosarito for day trips which was easy to get to and from. Our family (We have a 4 year old and 1 1/2 year old) enjoyed the private beach, pool and jacuzzi areas and walks along the shoreline which runs along the pacific ocean. It was very safe and we look forward to going back later this year. Thanks Zach for the warm hospitality!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend trip!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house. Right on the path to go straight to the pool and beach area. Comfortable beds and all the kitchen stuff you will need. My favorite part was the fire place on the patio. Loved sitting there during sunset with a glass of wine.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Purnell

  • 5 of 5

Great location, just far enough from the highway, nice and private patio, fun decor and well stocked cooking necessities. We were very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Clemente, California

Cozy home with a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Zach (the owner) was extremely helpful and communicative before and during my stay. The home itself with all the exposed bricks on the inside provided a cozy, home-away-from-home feel. The convenient location is just a few houses past the gate and has a stairway next to the house that leads down to the pool/jacuzzi.

The beds were comfortable, and it was really nice having two full bathrooms. There is a small loft above the hallway with two twin-size mattresses on the floor which would be really great for kids or flexible adults. I didn't use it during my stay, but I did climb up there to check it out. It's not tall enough for an adult to stand up, maybe only 3-4 feet from floor to ceiling.

The kitchen had everything I needed to cook meals even though there is no full-size oven, only a small toaster oven on the counter. The ceiling fans in the living room and both bedrooms were great for moving air around and the provided space heaters in almost every room kept the evenings warm.

The wifi was sufficient with download speeds up to 6Mbps, although there was a 2-day outage during my stay due to Las Gaviotas doing service on their phone lines. I was able to stream Netflix with a device I brought with me. The TV is a little small for the distance from the couch, however that's not really why I went to Mexico, so it isn't a problem. The A/V receiver in the living room has several speakers attached to it that would have been great for listening to music while cooking or hanging out at the house, but it seemed to be on its last leg as it kept cutting out every 5 seconds.

Overall, I highly recommend Casa Purnell for couples with children or four people looking for a place to stay. I know I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the awesome review, Casey. I will definitely address the issue with the receiver next time I'm down.
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great location and great place

  • 4 of 5

the house is well placed for access and has a great view. Well equipped and all the electronics work

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean City, NJ

Everything Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 1st time to Gaviotas and naturally we had a ton of questions and admittedly some concerns about the area and what to expect. We have small children and finding comfortable and safe accommodations at a reasonable rate is sometimes a challenge. From our very first inquiry to Zach about Casa Purnell he was incredibly prompt with providing us with every detail of what to expect and any foreseeable circumstance that could make our stay most pleasurable. When we arrived at the property it was exactly as described and everything was impeccably clean and well maintained. There were several items we had not even thought to bring (like a highchair for our 9 month old) that were already provided for our convenience. The location of the property itself was a real plus as well, it has spectacular ocean views and an incredible patio perfect for BBQ's and sitting by the fire pit at night, but is set back enough so you don't get all of the foot traffic and people meandering around like the properties below. It was a quick 30 second walk to the pool and club house and about a minute to be in the water to paddle out to surf. One of the most important things for me whenever I travel is WIFI, I own a rather large internet company and pretty much need to be connected 24/7, and I can gladly say it was never an issue and our connections worked flawlessly all week. I would have no hesitations recommending Casa Purnell to anyone looking to have an incredible hassle free getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the awesome review. I am happy to hear that everything met your expectations.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Las Gaviotas House Rental Rates

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Summer Rates
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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).

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