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5 Bedroom with 3 full baths and 2 half baths.
The master bedroom is on the 3rd floor. It has a king, full bath, and spectacular views. It is probably 300+ square feet. Also on the 3rd floor is a bedroom with 2 queen beds and a full bath. You do hear some street traffic from this bedroom but I often sleep there with no issues. The second floor (living area) has a bedroom and a 1/2 bath. It is an "L" shaped area that has a queen bed, a double/twin bunk-bed, two twins, 1-1/2 baths, and works as an an entertainment room. There is also a portable metal single bed which can be opened if needed. I have a Foosball table. It's a good place to play music late after the noise restriction of 10:00 PM is imposed.
Pool / Spa
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
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.
Hugh ODonnell (six one nine, nine six one, seven seven four zero)
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About Hugh ODonnell (six one nine, nine six one, seven seven four zero)
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 57 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 (six one nine, nine six one, seven seven four zero) purchased this House in 2006
Why Hugh ODonnell (six one nine, nine six one, seven seven four zero) 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 line, a free US Phone with a US number (free calls in North America) and wifi streaming movies (Netflix and Prime Video) to the TV. 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.