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STAY BY THE PACIFIC OCEAN IN BAJA (Serene/Private/Great View/Surfing)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This is a private residence with an enclosed, gated yard, not a Condo or Apartment. Lovely outdoor fireplace and and dining area with large gas grill on patio (firewood is provided). Property is fully secured with walls, and parking inside the walls.

As you arrive on the hill overlooking Costa Brava you will thrill to the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Twenty miles North to Colonet Point and twenty miles South to San Quintin Point with San Martin Island in the middle.

This great view is seen through the plate glass windows while you relax in your easy chair. Whales, dolphin, sea lions and numerous species of sea birds are regularly spotted through these windows.

This home is perfect for 2 couples, or large family wanting privacy when including the private Suite area, which consists of double bed, separate full bath and kitchenette, separate private patio area. No additional fee for use of this area.

The beach is great for many activities from surfing to just plain relaxing. Your pets are welcome here, dogs just love to play on the beach.(no leash restrictions)

This home is located + - 15mi. North of San Quintin proper, on the beach in a small, safe,community.

Ideal family vacation rental. Pristine, non-crowded beaches. Enjoy walks on the beach or ?? Spend a leisurely relaxing vacation just enjoying the fresh air and clean beach. Bring some good books and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Mission Santo Domingo site is just a few short miles and has some very interesting history. San Quintin Bay is also nearby, with all its history and many volcano cones it is fun to explore. Enjoy a drink of your choice on the deck at the 'Old Mill restaurant and bar'. Watch the local fishermen return with their catches daily, Enjoy seafood freshly caught and perfectly prepared, or charter a boat and catch your own bring it home and fix it your way on the provided grill (freshly caught fish on the grill). Great Restaurants, Deep Sea fishing available nearby. Absolutely spectacular sunsets. No end to the Photo op's.

We have tried to provide everything you may need, kick back, and relax. If you should forget something it is probably available nearby. The house is completely fenced so you don't have to worry about your pets or children wandering off. I live nearby and someone will always be available to assist you should you need anything.. You WILL be safe and secure here.

Pharmacies, 24hour on call emergency Ambulance service, an emergency clinic (24hr)./Hospital care available.

Keywords: Vacation Home 'Casa Harris'

Comfortable ,Relaxing ,Safe.

Main House-2 bedrooms 1 bath. Completely furnished, kitchen fully equipped.

A third sleeping area is available. It is private, but close and enclosed in the same compound. It is a casita with one bedroom, full bath, kitchenette and private patio area.

More Details

Al Thomas
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2010

About Al Thomas

We live here year around, retired from a life of working in the construction industry and education related jobs, mainly in San Diego County California.

Circumstances have left us with an unoccupied home, vacation rentals seem to be a way of keeping up with the property and providing many people the opportunity to visit this area.

We have an off road vehicle and enjoy cruising the many miles of unspoiled beaches and the endless back country trails. Surf fishing right in front. Dig for Clams. Strolls on the beach. Spectacular Sunsets. (Life is good)

Al Thomas purchased this house in 1990

Why Al Thomas chose San Quintín

This would be a Long Story, but mainly because I love being near the Ocean.

What makes this house unique

Mainly for the Good Life!!

Reminds me of my younger days, growing up on the beaches of Northern San Diego County ,Ca.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casa Harris is equipped way beyond the usual rental house and looks out upon a spectacular view of the Pacific.

It is THE place to come for the overworked & overstressed! We haven't gotten the knack of clamming but did get some nice ocean perch surf fishing. We made delicious clam chowder and fish tacos from the local clams & fish purchased from "the fish man" who parks his truck at the local mercado.

We can't thank Jan & Al enough for sharing this little piece of calm and beauty with us & for being so hospitable & helpful ! Blessings, Karen & Paul
Aug 2010
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San Quintín House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Fresh Towels supplied
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Separate private area (Suite)
    Detached Unit - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon makes to comfortable double bed,two cots available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , NEW pillow top Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , New memory foam mattresses
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) in Suite, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two single (twin) beds.----Cots available Clean linens supplied
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
WIFI Internet Connection'---' Full Kitchen complete with everything you might need',---' Purified drinking water',---' Most common condiments,salt, pepper, catsup, etc'---.' Outdoor Fireplace-- Firewood provided'.---'Steps to the beach'.---'Surf Board, Boogie Boards, Skim Board.'--- Any special needs please notify us in advance, we will try to our best to accomodate your needs.... Please NO Smoking.


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STAY BY THE PACIFIC OCEAN IN BAJA (Serene/Private/Great View/Surfing)
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Salem, ORegon

Panoramic View

  • 5 of 5

A relaxing place to stay. 36 steps down to the beach. Owners very caring and interested in your comfort. Very nice. They allow dogs which is a plus. Bring your own pillows is my only suggestion.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park City, Utah

Great place near the beach!

  • 4 of 5

The house is one row away from the beach with easy access down to the water. Town is close by with good grocery store (ATM inside store gives better rate than same bank next door), taco stands, gas and most anything else you might need.

We had a wonderful stay here for a week and wish we could have stayed longer. House and kitchen were well stocked and even had satellite TV from San Diego, not that we watched much, too busy sitting outside watching the ocean and sunsets. Endless miles of beach walking to the south.

Thank you for the use of your great rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review, We are always pleased to hear our guests have been comfortable and enjoyed their stay. Al & Jan
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Fullerton, CA

Beautiful home. Even better than it looks!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 4 days there in March. We originally planned to go fishing but it was two windy. No matter. The town was rustic but lovely. Great down-home Mexican food. Wonderful fresh seafood. Friendly people. The house was just outrageus with beautiful ocean views. Squeeky clean and well equiped. The owner lives two doors down and was most gracious. Great communication and easy transaction. Looking forward to going back.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming and thanks for leaving the home so clean and neat, sorry about the windy conditions. Please come again.
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Los Angeles

A perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week we spent here! My boyfriend and I drove down with our dogs from Southern California and couldn't have been happier with everything. Al and Jan are wonderful hosts and the house has everything you could possibly need. The local markets are fun, the view is incredible (watch for dolphins!) and the pictures are good but don't really do this gem justice. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We (early 70s) scheduled a short family getaway with two of our children (mid 40s) at Casa Harris. Our only disappointment was that we hadn't planned a longer stay. The location and accommodations more than lived up to their billing, and we definitely plan on returning. We live in San Diego and our daughter lives in Santa Barbara so we are not easily awed by salt water destinations. Our hosts were congenial and helpful, but never intrusive. We had great fun following the sightseeing suggestions. Although we didn't try the local restaurants, we did discover a nice little bakery (Seraphins's) tucked away in a residential area of town. We also had our fill of oysters shucked at the water's edge by a second generation oyster man and his two tween-age sons--the 4 of us for under US$10. Even the trip down and back was fun. Crossed at San Ysidro at 8:00 a.m. Saturday with minimum delay and enjoyed the outstanding toll road views down to Ensenada. Returned on highway 3 via the Guadalupe Valley wine country. We're saving the winery tours for next time, but had great scenery all the way to Tecate where it took us just 12 minutes to cross back into the US (4 p.m. Tuesday). A wonderful experience. The photos don't do Casa Harris justice. The living area is actually much larger than it appears and those wonderful plate glass windows were sparkling clean.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florence, Montana

Beautiful comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults just returned to the colder parts of the USA after a week at Jan and Al's in Costa Brava. The house is beautiful, comfortable, and clean, the view of the ocean from ceiling to floor windows is spectacular, as were the sunsets. A virtually private beach just a few steps below the house provided many hours of activities, even in late December. The water was a bit too cold for me this time of the year, but the younger members of our family swam and body surfed a bit. Two fellows from a few doors down surfed daily with wetsuits. All of us spent hours on the beach walking, fishing, birding, exploring tide pools, and just watching the sea. Jan and Al were gracious hosts, and keep the house up very nicely.

Our three families met in LA and drove a rental car down with absolutely no problems at any time. We shopped for groceries in nearby San Quentin, and ate fresh seafood and salsa daily.

This is a great private safe place to stay on the beach in Mexico.

Thanks Jan and Al!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Tijuana International
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Mexico Hwy. #1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several great restaurants nearby-- Great Seafood.
Nearest Beach
Directly in front of property
Car: necessary

Mexico's 'San Pedro Martir' National Park is a great day trip ,with its Mt. Picacho 10000' high peak, National Observatory, Museum, and breathtaking views all along the drive.--- Mission Santo Domingo ruins (founded 1775), small museum, just a few miles away is a must see.---

Great deep sea and surf fishing. --- Charter a trip out of San Quintin Bay or take a Panga with one of the local commercial fishermen right off the shore. --- Great Restaurants,Fresh seafood available at nearly all restaurants. --- Clamming, Bicycle riding. --- Great bird hunting nearby (Hunting Licence, & Gun Permit required for hunting in Mexico),--- Bring an ATV or MC and ride forever, this is 'Baja 1000' territory. --- Beach Combing. --- Explore Tide Pools.--- Great education for all. Photo Opps abound.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

50% deposit required for confirmation of reservations. Once this deposit has been received you will be sent confirmation and directions to find us. Balance will be expected upon your arrival in US cash. Your deposit will be refunded providing you cancel your reservations in writing 90 or more days prior to your scheduled arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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