3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, courtyard pool & lounge, walkscore 95
Ana Carolina Acosta Salmon
- english, spanish
About Ana Carolina Acosta Salmon
My name is Monica. I grew up in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, and have lived La Paz for the last six years. During that time, I've grown roots into the community through educational programs and efforts to advance environmental conscience in the form of organic gardens, recycling, and sustainable water-management practices.
Ana Carolina Acosta Salmon purchased this House in 2006
Why Ana Carolina Acosta Salmon chose La Paz
Casa Abuelita is the darling and favorite a of all our guests who have made this their home away from home. Its decoration and furniture is just exquisite. We’ve paid extensive time, love, and attention to the beautiful bird-themed murals and artwork of Casa Abuelita—a magnificent detail that brings light and beauty to its open spaces. The colonial architecture of Casa Abuelita is a window into the past of this gorgeous city. Built over 100 years ago, it recently had an exquisite and complete renovation that has preserved the history and beauty of a vintage home while bringing you all the comforts and amenities of the 21st century. Its interiors as well as its exteriors are beautiful and very comfortable. The original doors, cleaned and waxed, still hang beneath the wooden beams where they have been for decades, but they are now accompanied by a layer of foam insulation and waterproofing that allow for comfortable nights, even in the heat of summer. Its two master bedrooms are warm and colorful. The side street rooms that once served spaces for Señora Julieta’s typing classes have been remodeled and are now finely designed bathrooms that also act as buffers from the sounds of the street. Inside the house you will find unexpected peace and serenity, especially in the central courtyard, which has a pool, gas bbq grill, sun area, and features an old well, protected by a sturdy steel grate, that still reaches down into the La Paz aquifer.
What makes this House unique
Guests have access to all areas of the house beyond the 3 bedrooms. Common areas include living room, kitchen and a full dining room, outdoor living room and pool in the courtyard, and laundry room with a washer and drier. There are air conditioning units in every room of the house. We take pride in using non-toxic cleaning supplies, providing a healthier and more natural alternative, while being just as effective to synthetic-based conventional cleaners. As La Paz doesn’t have a city recycling program, we go the extra mile and arrange for recycling ourselves. We offer recycling bins for our guests, which we then transport to proper recycling facilities outside of town. We are making efforts towards water conservation in La Paz. We are adopting water-efficient technologies, growing mostly native vegetation in our decorative gardens, promoting responsible water usage, and building urban rainwater capture basins. Finally, we provide canvas grocery bags you can use in your trips to the local stores, farmer’s and fish markets.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas only
Minimum age of primary renter:25
We know there’s nothing more inviting than a gleaming pool on a hot summer day. But please remember that you are 100% responsible for swimming safely:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Worked well for us
Our family of 3 adults/2 teens enjoyed our time at Casa Abuelita. The communication before arrival was spot on. The house was as described. The proximity to things we wanted to do was perfect. Fell in love with La Paz. Love that they appreciate and want to protect the environment. They even left us a baked Valentine's gift. We'll be back!
La Paz Adventure
This home is spectacular in every way. The pictures truly don't show how spacious the garden area is, the beauty of all of the special touches throughout the home, the luxuriousness of the three master bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. There is even a bathroom off of the garden as well as a laundry room!
Our only bother (not complaint) is there was major construction going on in front of the house with the entire street being closed to traffic while the power lines were being re-routed underground. We were able to park about a block away - no worries but the power was out for three hours the first night we were there (blown transformer!) and then turned off intentionally the next morning at 8:00 am. Sadly we were showering and packing for our trip home so it made things more challenging as when the power was off, so was the water! Thankfully we all have a healthy sense of humor - and truly, still give this home 5 big gold stars as it is truly beautiful and we will definitely return... Great location, beautiful home, fabulous time!
Thank you Shaun for taking you time to write us a review. The construction on the street is over, they are working now in the sidewalk area but they almost finish. the neighborhood looks better than a few months ago. we will waiting for you!
Thank you for the accuracy of the listing. If anything it was better in person. I had been waiting anxiously for this vacation and Casa Abuelita was a big part of our relaxation.
I had read about the evening music and it's true. The rooms street side will hear the music from across the street. I was lucky to have the room off the patio and it was serene.
Thank you Michael for taking the time to write us a review, it was a pleasure meeting you and your family.
We hope to see you again.
Beautiful House, Fantastic Location - just be ready for some street noise
Casa Abuelita is a real gem in the heart of La Paz. We have traveled all over Mexico and have rented many house; this is a favorite. Absolutely perfect location, within a ~2 block walk to everything - restaurants, cafes, bars, bakeries, shops, etc. The beautiful seafront Malecon (maybe our favorite in all of Mexico) is just 1 block away. Bus station 2 blocks away to take you to be
The house felt like our own home for our stay. While an historic 100+ year-old traditional La Paz home, the property has been meticulously restored and brought up to modern standards, with comfy bedrooms (great beds!), spacious bathrooms (each of the 3 bedrooms has its own Ensuite bathroom, plus there is a 1/2 bath located off the backyard patio), and a large, modern kitchen with everything you need to cook a meal (Not that we did much cooking since there are so many great, affordable eateries close by). The bird theme is tastefully executed (hard to pull off but the designers are clearly pros)
There is a fantastic Mezquileria directly across the street, with a great selection of drinks, plus friendly & attentive staff. This place attracts an upscale, mostly local crowd and is great fun. Be aware, it's popular and though the crowd is upscale, they still like to party on the weekends, so expect some street noise on busy nights. This was most noticeable on Friday and Saturday nights when the whole town was out and about until closing time at around 2am. Aside from this night weekend noise and some general street noise from big trucks driving by occasionally, the place is very peaceful and relaxing. The world sort of melts away when you sit in the beautiful backyard/courtyard area, with its covered outdoor living room (very comfy), lounge chairs and small plunge pool (a little cold when we were there, but you can heat it if you want to).
Ana, the property manager, and Alma and her cleaning crew are amazing. Ana provided great local tips (food, tours, etc.) and was always available to answer questions.
All in all, we would come back to Casa Abuelita and would highly recommend this to visitors interested in an authentic Mexican experience in a very safe, very clean and well-managed historic Baja city. We would just recommend you bring some earplugs if you are sensitive to street noise and plan to stay in one of the front bedrooms, which are near the street though through thoughtful design, have their bathrooms as insulators between bedrooms and street.
Thank you Michael, we are waiting for your next visit!!
We loved this house! The location was perfect and the house had everything we needed. Loved the birds
Thank you Kristine for write us a review, we hope to see you in the near future.
Home away from home.
Pictures of this house don't do it justice. From the outside, it looks unassuming. As soon as you enter the door, you realize this is a special house. Old world charm throughout while still very practical. The location is perfect, 1 block from the Malecon and near many good shops and restaurants.
The court yard is just stunning.. The pool sits in shade most of day so water is COLD, but heater can be used.
We plan on staying here next year.
It was truly a pleasure hosting you and your family. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us.
I'm so glad you felt how special is our house and that you loved it.
We hope you'll come and see us again soon!