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Ultimate Las Gaviotas Retreat: Views, Surf, Sun, Relax, Repeat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom/2 bath split level, never-ending Ocean view of the surfbreak

Charming, tranquil 3 bedroom, 2 bath stand-alone, split-level ocean-view villa in the private, vacation enclave of Las Gaviotas, a development of 300 homes. From the main floor, look out onto the surf-facing front patio and up to the large roof-deck terrace offering unobstructed/spectacular ocean/surf/sunset views. Located off the back row, you will enjoy a serene stay, free of dust and road noise.

Clean and Pristine, Rooms are -

*1 master bedroom-king size bed, full bathroom, gas fireplace, TV (flat screen) -Cable ready .

*1 queen bedroom, full bathroom, TV - cable ready.

*1 twin bed with 2 bunk beds.

*Main great room open kitchen/living/dining with gas fireplace, 40' TV (flat screen) cable ready with PS3 for Netflix/Amazon/DVDs, WI-FI internet.

*Kitchen with stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, all supplies to cook view onto deck w BBQ (propane). Dutch door and fans to keep cool during Summer

Charm! Enjoy the walkways and manicured gardens, fountains and green space areas over flagstone paths leading to the boardwalk and private beach. Indulge yourself and relax with the mild, year round climate, clean air, fresh ocean breezes and warm sunshine. You can choose private walks, relaxing evening in the heated Jacuzzi spa, private community beach and evening swims in the giant heated pool or the night life nearby. From the moment you enter the gates you can sense why hundreds of visitors return every year to enjoy Las Gaviotas.

The complex is just eight miles south of Rosarito Beach, Baja California Norte, Mexico. We are 45 minutes away from Ensenada.

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More Details

Brian Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Brian Johnson

We are a family of 5 living full time in Carlsbad, CA.

Brian Johnson purchased this house in 2014

Why Brian Johnson chose Las Gaviotas

Looking for a weekend getaway, Las Gaviotas offers a perfect sanctuary away from the Southern California rat race.

Located off the back row, you will enjoy a serene stay, free of dust and road noise. All agree our home is unparalleled to other Las Gavs homes with zero view of streets or cars, only red adobe tile rooftops, swaying palm trees and green area landscape, and of course the 100% ocean horizon view of the Las Gaviotas surf breaks.

What makes this house unique

Security, family friendly, private beach and surf, banana belt weather, proximity to Wine country, Ensenada, Rosarito and so much more...come and find out for yourself!


Las Gaviotas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Ultimate Las Gaviotas Retreat: Views, Surf, Sun, Relax, Repeat
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 36 reviews

So relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My family had the best time and Brian was an excellent remote host. Everything in the house, including the WiFi and cable, worked perfectly. If we did have a question, it was answered promptly. The rooftop deck was a favorite hang out and it was beautiful at night with the fire pit and LED lights. Las Gaviotas is always a treat and I'd highly recommend staying at Brian's.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather for the fantastic review! As always, hope you can make it back soon and visit again
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Better then Expected!

  • 5 of 5

This place was superb and exceeded our expectations. It was immaculately cleaned and ready for us upon arrival. The beds were comfortable and there was lots of room for our group of 6 Guys. The rooftop patio, gas firepit, and views of the surf were a huge treat and we spend every night and morning watching the sunset/rise from the comfort of our own place. The host was easy to work with and responded to all my questions quickly. We will be back. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome weekend in Baja

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED staying at this house in Las Gaviotas. We have stayed in several houses in the same neighborhood and this was the nicest in our opinion. Great rooftop patio, and a nice overall layout. House was clean and everything was as advertised.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bed bugs in master room .. patio furniture n living couch not like photos very old and torn up

  • 1 of 5

Very disappointed with the place , the living room couch is all faded and old , and smell bad. This place needs a facelift . In the photo show very different. Communication with the owner was not good either , ask for any restaurant around the area not even helpful. No guidance in the apartments like others will have a list of things to do and IN case of emergencies contact numbers NoTHing !!! The refrigerator have ice cream and food left from previous guest when we check in. In the master room noticed the sheets very old with stain , and got BIT with bed bugs , no hair dryer in the master room , not hand soap , the towels are with stain and faded . Will not come back and will not recommend this place .

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marisa - I am sorry if your stay and our home did not meet your expectation; as you can see by our strong guest approval rating we strive to ensure our guests have a memorable experience they want to renew in the future (we have an excellent review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from over 35 traveler reviews). We (my family) readily use the house and I assure we have never had a problem with bed bugs and would surely correct any such issue immediately; more likely you were bit by a mosquito. I believe your experience was unfortunate and anomalous. We do not provide a hair dryer and always suggest guests bring their own beauty products of their choice; we do stock and provide soap, paper and basic cleaning products available locally in Mexico. To your inquiry regarding local restaurants, I apologize if I missed the question while replying to your other set questions; this was not an attempt on my part to ignore your question. Lastly, we love sharing our Baja experiences with family, friends and guests and we appreciate suggestions that improve the experience for the future.
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Easy, Fun and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Had everything we needed. When we got there the water was turned off but the owner quickly resolved. I would recommend staying here. It was clean and the views were awesome.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. It was very convenient to the beach and had plenty of space. Very nice view from the roof deck. The master is really huge and comfortable. One suggestion -- bring a coffee grinder if you are a coffee drinker!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

In addition to the Las Gaviotas policies that will be forwarded to you in advance of your stay, I have a couple of requests:

1. Las Gaviotas HOA has recently updated their occupancy rules...Max occupancy is 2 per Bedroom, making my unit have a 6 person max occupancy. The HOA will not allow more than 6 persons in my unit. Please consider before booking.
2. care for the umbrellas...when not in use, please remove/fold down so they don't get destroyed by the wind; before leaving, place umbrella(s) on the ground. Any umbrella left up and found ripped will be assumed renter responsibility and replaced using renter deposit
3. no leaning on the rooftop glass barrier...its not meant to be leaned on or support weight in any manner...if the barrier breaks, it is assumed your responsibility and replacement will be charged against renter deposit
4. return the key to the lockbox when leaving...if the key is not returned a $15/replacement fee will be charged against renter deposit.
5. propane tanks: check them upon arrival and please ensure any propane tanks are turned off before leaving. I do my best to keep at least 1 full propane tank available with gas for BBQ/Firepit, but if bottle tank(s) are empty, please notify and I will contact gas company to send for a replacement...the empty tank needs to be detached from either BBQ or firepit and left outside house in service area for replacement by gas company; please leave attached to the BBQ/Firepit the gas gauge unit and DO NOT leave the gas gauge on the propane tank as the gas company will end up taking it with them. they usually come on same day service.
6 I suggest you bring your own beach chairs, coolers, tennis equip, beach towels, plastic party cups being I do not provide and you may require during your stay, just as an FYI.
7. we provide 1 parking spot, please park diagonally in front of our unit. More parking spots are available in unassigned parking spaces near tennis court, and downstairs near totlot

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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