House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps
A Taste of Tuscany in Baja, Mexico Opened March 1st 2004!
BAJA MEXICO - People who are familiar with the spectacular Baja
Pacific Coast will be pleased to discover one of the newest
properties in Los Gaviotas is open for rental. Los Gaviotas, for
the uninitiated, is a 30 year old gated community of private
residences and rental properties nestled along the beautiful Mexican
Coastline just 45 minutes south of San Diego, California. Long
popular with California vacationers, as well as savvy surfers around
the US and the world, Los Gaviotas and the surrounding Rosarito area
offer a wide range of activities for the entire family.
This newer property, lovingly called Casa Toscana de Baja by the
owners, is awash in charm, comfort, and functionality. Facing
almost due west, this 2,400 square foot property offers a 180 degree
view of some of the most stunning sunsets anywhere in the world,
from the two spacious balconies along the front of the house.
The gorgeous white water views even make morning coffee an extra
The owners told this reporter that they decided to make the main
theme of this home reminiscent of the Tuscany Region of Italy
because of their affinity for all things wine-related, including
pairing interesting wine with interesting food. Upon reaching the
top floor of the home, the guests will be struck with an abundance
of appealing furniture and decorations. This floor holds the fully
equipped kitchen, a spacious living area with a large brick
fireplace, a 'Second Master' bedroom with a King-Size bed and a
private bathroom, another half bath just off the Living Room, and a
terrace with outdoor furniture and a gas grill. The living area
has a large screen TV, a DVD/VCR Player with Surround-Sound, and a
better than average DVD and VCR collection with selections for all
ages. A good variety of amusing and entertaining games are also on
hand. The owners also invite their guests to bring their favorite
CDï¿½s for playing on the stereo system.
When it's finally time to rest up for the next day's activities, the
visitor can go down stairs to the three other beautiful bedrooms.
Each bedroom at this level has its own private bathroom, and is
decorated in a unique and interesting theme. The Master Bedroom,
with its King-Size bed, is on this level and provides the guest with
a 'Taste of the Tropics'. The beautiful bathroom has a double
vanity and large shower, complete with a bathtub - unusual in
traditional Mexican architecture. Romance abounds in this
private 'retreat', which includes a fireplace and an inside
conversation area for those few chilly evenings, a large ocean view
terrace, and even a large television with DVD/VCR player for cozy
late night viewing.
The other two bedrooms on this level are also decorated in
distinctive style. The 'Nautical' room, with its Queen-Size bed,
is a whimsical tribute to the stunning Pacific Ocean just steps away
from the home's front door. The 'Safari' room gives the weary
traveler a taste of the wild jungle without leaving the safety and
beauty of the Baja Coast. This sanctuary has two Twin-Size beds
that are perfect for the kids in the group. There is a gaming
system on the TV in this room. There is a completely unique
feature in the 'Safari' room. If the group includes all adults,
the owners have thoughtfully provided a 'gadget' that will convert
the two twin beds into another King-Size bed so no one has to sleep
alone! Private baths in both rooms insure a 'no-waiting' policy in
this Paradise on the Pacific.
Although content to enjoy the amenities of this awesome property,
this reporter is well aware that most vacationers will want to know
about what is available in the area. He is happy to inform the
guests, that unless you are staying for several years, you may never
run out of things to do in the Rosarito, Los Gaviotas, Puerta Nueva
areas. And even if that does happen, there is always Tijuana - 25
minutes north, or Encinada - just 30 minutes south.
Great place to stay!
About the Owner
5 based on 9 traveler reviews
Great place to stay!
Well appointed and clean. Recomend to anyone!
A blissful saty!!
Good Times at Casa Toscana
More than matches expectations
1) Was the house good value.
2) Was the location great with great views.
3) Were the owners prompt and easy to deal with.
There is much more to say but time is short.
There were 5 of us in the house which can easily fit 8, so plenty of room to spread out, not that we had to.
The kitchen, dining, family areas and balcony (with spectacular views) is where we spent most of our time.
Unlike some rentals we've stayed at, this place is kept immaculate with real pride of ownership from top to bottom.
The secure gated community means that once you get there and park the car in the enclosed garage you can relax and be totally at ease.
The beach is not much to write home about but waves were great and surfer watching very entertaining. Take binoculars.
No question we would go right back to Casa Toscana for another visit to Las Gaviotas. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and trusting us with it.
Gonzo for Rosarito Beach Getaway
getaway from the hustle and bustle of my fast-paced business-centric
life in the Inland Empire. Just a few shorts hours on the road from
home and I am transported to a whole different world where the pace
is what I decide it will be. I've stayed here 10+ times and finally
decided to share why with everyone else. The house is beautiful and
well appointed throughout. The bedrooms are theme based and each
has it's own bathroom ensuring everyone has privacy and no lines for
the shower when the whole gang is there. The top floor's open floor
plan is great for gathering together for the epicurean delights created
in a kitchen with plenty of hardware and gadgets. The adjacent dining
and living rooms are bright and airy with plenty of room to mingle,
dance, lounge on the couch, sip wine or enjoy a pitcher of
margaritas. The patio decks off of the second level master bedroom
and third level living room are great for taking in the views of the
ocean and sunsets as well as the action on the tennis courts just
below. I don't surf but I've been told there is a great break along the
beach that stretches along the Las Gaviotas complex. I do walk
along the beach, swim in the pool, jacuzzi before bed and get plenty
of relaxation. Which brings me to the safety and peace of mind my
companions and I have within the walled, gated and security patrolled
complex. If you take plenty of supplies with you, you never have to
leave the Las Gaviotas community. On the other hand, there are several very good
restaurants and plenty of activities outside the complex. We had a
marvelous day in the Guadalupe wine country and tasted some
wonderful wines during my last stay. The owners of the house are
sincere and have given me recommendations for activities,
restaurants, grocery stores and shopping. The value can't be beat!
Go there, you will see for yourself.
Activity and Interests
Hiking, Golf, Tennis, Fitness Center, Amusement Parks, Fishing,
Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving,
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
Nov-Feb (Except Holidays)...$150.00/night (2 night min), weekend $190.00/night
Feb-Mar (Excluding Holidays) .. $175/night (2 night min), weekend $190.00/night
Mar-Sep/& Holidays.. $250/night (2 night min - 3 night minimum on Holidays)
Pay for 3 Nights and get the 4th for free (All Seasons)when
rental period begins on Monday through Wednesday
$50.00 Cleaning Fee
$300 Refundable Deposit
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Dining Area
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Water View
- coin laundry
- recreation center
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- 2200 sq. ft.
- 4 Bathrooms,
- 1 Half Bath
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
- Half Bathroom
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Safari Room - 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
- Marine Room - 1 queen
- Tropical Island Room - 1 king
- Tuscan Room - 1 king
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- Casa Toscana de Baja : Four bedrooms with private baths, a half bath off the living area, two terraces with furniture for relaxation and gas grill, large living area with fireplace complete with television, DVD/VCR player, surround sound and stereo, master bedroom with deluxe bathroom, fireplace and conversation area, fully equipped kitchen with all dishes and utensils, pots, pans, gadgets, coffee maker and grinder, and blender. Los Gaviotas : Olympic-Size (heated) swimming pool and Hot-Tub overlooking the ocean, tennis courts, shuffleboard, sandy beaches, tidal pools, slate walkway along the ocean stretching over the entire community ocean front, and a well-known surfing location with both a right and left reef 'break' making the area perfect for the novice surfer, and yet challenging enough to keep the veterans captivated for their entire stay. Rosarito Region : Fox Studios Tour and Entertainment Park, Puerta Nueva Lobster Fishing village, Surfing, Windsurfing, Swimming, Golf ('Real Del Mar' - 15 minutes north and 'Baja Mar' - 30 minutes south), Beach Combing, Snorkeling/Diving, Horse-Back Riding, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Street and Mountain Biking, Spas, Fishing, Whale Watching, Shopping, Art Galleries, Antique Shops, Traditional Mexican Pottery and Wrought-Iron Gift Shops, Boating, Sailing, Jet Skiing, Sightseeing, Wineries.