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Tropical beach paradise where you can relax and explore!

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

3700 sq ft. home -7 bedrooms, 3 full baths (1 with whirlpool bathtub)

The floor plan is simple and open, sunlight animates the interior and accentuates its openness, blurring the distinction between inside and out. Large expansive windows and glass doors give this home a feeling of abundance, allowing enormous amounts of natural light to shine through.

Get in touch with nature by letting the outside into the house through breathtaking ocean and mountain views, sunlight and wide-open windows and doorways that let fresh air rush in. This house boasts covered patios, courtyards, and roof decks making the indoor-outdoor transition perfect for casual living. The 8-foot tall, all glass, French doors expand the main living space out to the sunny east-facing back terrace. Flowering rose vines spilling across the yard to the outdoor fireplace enables a living room without roof or walls.

Though the gourmet kitchen is well suited to cooking, its finely crafted cabinetry creates the perfect setting for lively conversation. When tired, retire to one of the 6 gently-colored bedrooms on the main floor and retreat from a noisy world.

Walk up the open staircase, brightly lit from the glass doors above, and discover not only a roof deck with ocean views, but a stupendous separate living space overflowing with light and the sounds and smells of the ocean in front.

A generous master suite puts some space between the parent’s quarters and the children’s (or another couple’s). Lie in bed and watch as the mountains to the south change color with the setting sun or watch the sun rise to the east over the back bay.

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Tina Jo Stephens
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016

About Tina Jo Stephens

Dawn Stephens (on the left) was born in Burbank, California, the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Nature outings for the city dwelling family were their weekend camping trips to the beach until they purchased a 10 acre mountain ranch when Dawn was in the 5th grade.

“I always loved the beach but when we bought the ranch, I fell in love with the mountains too.' Now, I have finally have both.

Dawn spent the next 20 years off and on in school culminating in a PhD from UC Berkeley in Sport Psychology which led her to an academic career as a professor at the University of Iowa. After 13 wonderful years of teaching, research and running a doctoral program, Dawn returned to the Pacific Ocean on a spring break trip to Baja California, Mexico and fell in love with the area. Four months later she purchased a small beach house where she retired a year and a half later. Her aging parents joined her south of the border to live out their days gazing out into the waves.

Tina Jo (on right) was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She grew up in a traditional Italian family in a close knit neighborhood where everyone kept an eye on everyone else’s kids and the children ran freely throughout the neighborhood.

Tina Jo’s childhood home was surrounded by her mother’s prized rose bushes with a huge organic vegetable garden taking up half the family’s backyard. Like most Italian households there was always a pot of gravy (that’s what ‘real’ Italians called tomato sauce according to her Mom) or soup on the stove for the many visitors that would pass through. The kitchen was the center of everything of family life in our house!

Growing up in the kitchen, it’s no wonder that today Tina Jo is a highly respected Gourmet Raw Vegan Chef, Author, Speaker and Coach. She holds a certification in Plant-based Nutrition from Cornell University and is a graduate of the renowned Living Light Culinary Institute.

Tina Jo Stephens purchased this house in 2005

Why Tina Jo Stephens chose Baja California Norte

Kick off your shoes and relax! Feel the breeze blowing through the house. Feel the warm sun on your toes, the cool tiled floors, the polished wood planks on the wood floor. Pad around in this charming house, slipping easily from room to room. Cook and eat and live in one big open space. Sleep peacefully with the doors thrown open to the garden.

What makes this house unique

*Workout Room with ocean views

*3 tankless water heaters (1 for each bathroom)

*2 complete forced air furnaces (1 for upstairs and 1 for downstairs)

*Tile in all rooms and Hardwood in upstairs living room

*Lots of storage / closet space both upstairs and downstairs

*Alarm system with door alarms and motion detectors

*3 patios - Front upstairs, back upstairs, back downstairs (with gas firepit)

*Outdoor shower in back yard

*Grey water pila with underground piping to backyard plants

*Fresh water system for drinking water plumbed to kitchen, upstairs living area

*Completely secured from front and back

* Commercial size refrigerator in kitchen

*Bar in living room upstairs

Guestbook comments from the owner

I took my family and mother to this wonderful oasis for Christmas last year. There were only 5 of us so we had more than ample room. We love basking in the sun on the balcony's and listening to the ocean waves. My mother loved rocking in the rockers and enjoying the peace and serenity. The house is decorated so cozy and has all the essentials making us feel right at home. Tina Jo and Dawn lovely hosts and were able to assist or help us with any questions or concerns with the house and the Punta Banda area. We loved this vacation and will be back to stay with them again, and again!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Tropical beach paradise where you can relax and explore!
average rating of 4.730769 based on 27 reviews

Fantastic House, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Casa de amor is a very large and comfortable house, which was perfect for our large group. We had around 25 people so we rented this house and the house across the street so we had direct access to the beach. The house is fully equipped with everything you you will need in the kitchen and bedrooms. Our hosts were very nice and helpful as well. I highly recommend this house for large groups.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with lots of extras, close to La Bufadora

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Casa de Amor for my birthday with a group of 12 friends. There was more than enough room for all of us and it was a very comfortable stay for everyone. This house is perfect for groups. It's just down the street from La Bufadora and about a 20 minute drive to town. They also have horses available for you to ride and kayaks available for rent. I was told by a local that these horses are rescues, which makes this place even that much better, in my opinion (kudos to you ladies!). There are upper and lower patios with incredible views to relax and an outdoor grill downstairs. We also had a local come by each morning to sell us homemade tamales for $1 each... BONUS!

These ladies have great taste! The home is beautifully designed and well stocked. It's very spacious with two living areas and a large kitchen. There are amazing views from every room and the home is located right across from the beach.

Thanks, Tina Jo and Dawn... I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable house

  • 1 of 5

There is no address to the house and directions given are horrible. The house is comfortable with a bunch of negatives. Bathroom doors are glass and offer no privacy. You can't use very much water and showers do not work; the water is either too cold or too hot, nothing in the middle. Communication with the owner was a disaster. Kept calling and never return a call.

Deposit has not been returned even though their contract specifies 14 days and it has been 3.5 weeks since my stay. I would definitely not stay at this house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do believe Sergio we went above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. The difficulty began soon after we ask about the number of guest staying in our home. You where abusive with your language and down right rude! In all the years working with VRBO, I have NEVER had to threaten a guest with police action!! In fact, I have never had such outrageously horrific experience with a guest...ever!
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  • 5 of 5

Its was a comfortable home the only thing i recommend to bring on your own is an iron and blow dryer everything else was ok we requested a broom and extra trash bags as we wanted to clean a little after ourselves being that there was alot of trash there were 7of us in one home. It can be messy it was a little diffucult trying to get hot water but once you got it its easier to maneuver. We had some technicalities with the water but it was fixed right away when we rang the owners.They Are very nice, the rooms were clean restrooms and the linens also and we had more then enough towels too. Quick access to the beach to.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great rental..

  • 5 of 5

This is a great rental.. Very spacious.. Beautiful views.. House was very nicely decorated.. Great for big groups and families.. Loved it..

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful Time!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience here AGAIN! The house is wonderful for large families. Steps to the beach and horses. Jose Luis, who manages the ranch was phenomenal and welcoming with our kids. Plan to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
San Diego International, Tijuana International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Baja Cove, La Marina
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Bajamar Golf Resort, Baja Country Club
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Baja Cove, La Marina
Car: necessary

The activities available in Baja are so numerous that it can be overwhelming to a first time visitor. Baja offers an amazing variety of water sports, and is considered one of the prime locations in the world for sport fishing, scuba diving/snorkeling, surfing and wind surfing. Land based activities are equally diverse and, for many, equally exciting. Below are activities just steps or minutes away.

•Majestic views of Equine Rescue, Tina Jo's Promise. Join horse loves of all ages that come and visit the rescue for a tour, rides or just to bestow some love on our animals. All rescues where once marked for destruction, now leading safe, secure and vibrant lives. Baja is a great place to take in the joy of horseback riding. With the various terrains such as desert, mountains and beach to explore on horse. This makes Baja one of the most enchanting destinations for riding! House Guests will receive one complementary sunset beach ride with their stay.

•Vegan and Raw Vegan Gluten Free cooking classes, juice cleanses and nutritional instruction by internationally known Chef Tina Jo. Catering available and offers full service vegan or raw vegan catering, weekly meal delivery, and private chef services, with menu customization to suit your needs.

•La Bufadora, located on the south side of Punta Banda Peninsula, is famous for its magnificent cliffs, where the forces of strong waves produce a spectacular crashing sound and natural geyser at times 100 feet high, the second highest in the world. You’ll also enjoy open air markets, restaurants and bars.

•Known as the “Cinderella of the Pacific”. The city of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico is conveniently located. This beautiful port is full of warmth and tranquility and has something for everyone including diverse activities that are unique to the city such as exploring the culture, fishing, water sports, agriculture, industrial and business. Many also enjoy Ensenada’s natural seasonal events such as Grey Whale watching during the winter. Visitors come from all over the world to admire the yearly visit from this great mammal. You’re assured a unique and unforgettable experience no matter the season.

• Ensenada offers 2 championship golf courses, Bajamar Golf Resort and Baja Country Club. Golfing in Ensenada is a great local getaway for San Diegans that are looking for ocean view golfing with fewer crowds. Both courses are par 72 championship golf courses with mountain and ocean views, lakes, mature trees and plenty of challenges to the seasoned golfer.

•Las Canadas Park is filled with adventure and fun for the whole family! The park boasts zip lines, hanging bridges, a water park and an amazing rope course. Las Canadas is the first and only one of its kind in Baja. A visit here is sure to be a memorable experience.

•Mexico’s wine country, the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California, is a great day-trip that will be chock-full of wine valley adventures, gourmet food, award-winning wines and unforgettable memories.


Rates & Availability

Lengüeta Arenosa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Baja 500
May 31 2017 - Jun 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $225
Pet Fee $200

All fees refundable with 30 days notice. Thereafter, no refunds unless we're able to book the home for those scheduled dates.

Our home sleeps 14 in beds- more with inflatable mattress's. There's an extra charge of $25.00 per person, per night over 10 people.

This is a no smoking home.

No weddings or party's without prior consent.

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Lengüeta Arenosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Three full baths; two on the main floor and one on the second floor, one is located on the main floor in the master bedroom. This bath has double vanity sinks and a soaking whirlpool tub. The second is located in the main living space, has two double sinks and a massive shower that feels like you’re bathing under rain water. The third, is located on the second floor, has double sinks and granite counters, slate tile which adds style and texture to the glass shower and a sky light that adds extra light and drama to the space.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 baby crib , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Overlooks the ocean; lots of windows to let in ocean breeze.
  • On the main floor is a master suite with a king size bed, floor to ceiling windows providing soft light and gentle breezes. The master bath has double vanity sinks and a soaking whirlpool tub. Also on the main floor are three other light and airy bedrooms, one with a full size bed, the next with two twins, the other with two bunk beds, perfect for a night's slumber. The second floor boasts another master suite with a king size bed, French doors leading to two private decks, an easy connection to the outdoors, views of the ocean and back bay, a slate bath with double vanity sinks, massage shower and a sky light that adds extra light and drama to the space. Also on this floor is another bedroom with a queen bed that overlooks the ocean and has many windows for ocean sounds and breezes. Another bedroom on this floor has two twin beds, views of the back bay, French doors leading to outdoor decks and a fabulous window seat for kids of any age to hangout. It’s perfect for daydreaming!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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