There are 3 stories. Living area is on the 2nd floor with a large kitchen, bedroom, and a 1/2 bath. Terrific ocean views that are not obstructed since it overlooks the tennis court and green area. The 3rd floor has 2 bedrooms - a master with a king bed, full bath, and private balcony. The second bedroom has, 2 queens and a full bath. The lowest floor has a queen, a bunkbed (double/twin combo) and 2 twins. This area also has a bar and is great for entertaining when the noise ordinance of 10:00 PM starts. There is also a 2 car garage with laundry.
- House2400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay2 nights
5 Bedroom with 3 full baths and 2 half baths.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 14, 2018
About Hugh ODonnell
I went to UCSD inthe early 80's and often traveled to Baja/Rosarito. I loved the area and bought a home in 2006. Contrary to press stories, Baja is a terrific safe place to visit. I frequently joke that my biggest risk is getting run over by an aging ex-pat at the Rosarito Wal-Mart. I am 52 years old, travel extensively for work, and live here when I'm between assignments. I love the restaurants, activities, and night life. I also enjoy relaxing at the pool on an afternoon and the oceanfront hot-tub at night. One of my best friends in college (UCSD) owns three homes in Gaviotas and that is how I was introduced to the community. It really is a safe, family friendly place to relax and enjoy the ocean. Lastly, my Spanish is horrible but it makes no difference because all the local businesses speak English well. Even though many parts of Mexico can look "run-down" by US standards, the region is safe, fun, with great food and activities. And for those afraid of drinking the water, that is also largely a myth. For decades, I and many friends have eaten at countless places with only an extremely rare issue.
Hugh ODonnell purchased this House in 2006
Why Hugh ODonnell chose Las Gaviotas
The development has several "layers". I am at the back of the development which means I get a bit more road noise at the back of the house. However, the houses are much larger and can accommodate up to 10 guests. The unique feature of my place is it overlooks a green area and a tennis court (which is brand new). So the views from my 2nd floor are unobstructed whereas most large homes in the rear look at rooftops from the 2nd floor. The 3rd floor master bedroom also has spectacular views. With the tennis court below, you can always see when it's open. I often pick up games with other guests at Gaviotas and it's a great place to meet people. The pathway to the ocean is right in front of my house so there is easy access.
What makes this House unique
It's my home when I'm not away at work (not just a rental) so I try to keep everything there that I want for my own home. I only have nice quality linens (not the junk at many rentals) and take pride in my place being hospitable and welcoming. I also have things such as the fastest Internet I could buy with a separate dedicated cable linet, a free US Phone with a US number (free calls in North America). It is still Baja so the house may seem rustic by US standards although guests are always more than complimentary. For example, there is no central AC or heat. However, I put space heaters and fans in every room. However, the temperatures are always mild as the place is right on the Ocean and cooled by ocean breezes.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great time in Las Gaviotas!
8 friends and I stayed at Hugh's house in Las Gaviotas for 3 nights. We had an awesome time! We surfed a lot and the house was perfect! Everyone has their own bed! Hugh was also very helpful!
Great property and accommodations. Good location. Very clean.
Great house in a great location. Kitchen is large and spacious compared to some other places. The only thing that I would say needs improvement was some of the mattresses were pretty worn. Not sure about all the rooms but the ones down stairs were pretty bad. Other than that the house was great
I wasn't aware that the downstairs mattresses were old or uncomfortable as it is the very first time I have received that feedback. I appreciate the reply however as it is the only way I know to fix an issue. It is very important that all guests have a terrific experience. I have already reached out to my property manager and told them I am more than happy to replace any aged mattresses.
Beautiful vacation Home
My family and I came for a birthday celebration weekend in Rosarito. the house was large enough to accommodate everyone and had all the appliances & amenities you could need. HOWEVER as we learned on arrival the HOA that runs this community is SUPER strict on how many people are allowed to visit and stay in the home and enter the community. Since this was a 5 bedroom we were only allowed 10 people max and 2 cars. The owner of the house was very nice and helpful and it was our bad for not reading the fine print on the contract. We had 4 extra guests that were just going to stay for the day but the owner told us that they charge 50$ per extra guest for a day visitor pass which is crazy to pay 200$ per day just to have them visit! so we ended up renting another home a few doors down from the rental company baja pro down which solved the problem but still it was last minute stress, not to mention extra cash we could have lived without. the gated community was very nice, clean and felt very safe and would have gotten 5 stars but because of the HOA I took off a star. We would probably come back but now we know how strict the HOA is so we know what to expect.
Perfect home for a family get away
We loved our stay at this house. House is clean and it super comfortable with a beautiful view of the ocean. We would definitely be coming back soon in the summer.
Comfortable and easy stay!
We had a great time at this house! We fit 8 people and had plenty of room to spare. The community is safe and comfortable, and the house was great. Very easy to work with Hugh as well - thanks so much!
This property is the nicest I have seen in this region yet. I go to this area often and think Las Gaviotas is the best community to stay in. This particular house is huge, well maintained and extra large deck areas for views of the ocean. In addition Hugh, the owner, is responsive and a pleasure to work with. He sent our deposit back the very next day. Don't hesitate to stay here, you will be very happy you did.
Las Gaviotas is a very private development in Northern Baja. The area consists of many cliff-side restaurants, private beach, pool, jacuzzi, tennis court, shuffleboard, and one of the best surf breaks in Baja. The community is very safe and guest friendly. Puerto Nuevo is 2 miles South and is famous for its lobster dinners. Rosarito is 8 miles North and has everything one would want to find in a town. Ensenada is 40 miles South and it accommodates cruise ships so it is very tourist friendly. I have owned the home for over 10 years. I love the local restaurants, music, buying fresh fish at the local markets, tennis, surfing, and relaxing on the beach, pool, or house patio. There is also a vibrant wine region nearby. The wines will rarely be found in the US but they are excellent for the price.
For most non-summer weekends, owner will add an additional 3rd night for $100.