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.
About the Owner
(16 traveler reviews)
We stayed at Casa Toscana over a long weekend in October with two families including a 3 year old and two 1 year olds. We couldn't have asked for a better setup. Everything in the house we could have needed was available, it was clean, quiet, and close proximity to the pool and beach. It was really nice having the garage as well, which fit two SUVs just fine. Kathy and Gary were wonderful hosts and provided everything we needed to enjoy the weekend stress-free, including detailed directions and info to get across the border and to the house safely (it took only 2 hours from Orange County). Highly recommended!
This home has plenty of space, gorgeous views and lots of little well thought details that made it a fantastic place to stay. We filled every bed in the house, yet we never felt crowded! The kitchen is great, and the layout with open area to the dining room made everyone feel included no matter what you were doing. The outdoor shower was perfect for the surfers in the group, and having use of the garage made it so easy to store stuff away for the night. We played tennis, shuffleboard, used the pool, the jacuzzi, and were on the beach every day. There is something for everyone here. The owner's were so wonderful and provided all sorts of great info so that our trip would run smoothly.
Side note - Ruben's Sabor de Baja restaurant in Peurto Nuevo was fantastic and we highly recommend to everyone!
We can't wait to go back to Casa Toscana De Baja!
Beautiful place, great location
We had a wonderful time and this place is beautiful. Great location with it being Just 15 minutes south of Rosarito beach. The home is well furnished, clean and nice kitchen. Looking forward to our next visit.
Perfect for the Family!
If you are looking for a clean, safe, fully-equipped, and spacious home-away-from home in Las Gaviotas... then Casa Toscana de Baja is the place for you!
Last month, my family of four (along with another family of five) shared this property for a long weekend. Aside from its breathtaking views and close proximity to the tennis courts, we were very impressed by the amount of room we had to “spread out!” Every possible kitchen necessity was available, each room had its own bathroom (or one nearby), the main living room was comfortable, and we had plenty of space for dining, playing games, and/or just relaxing with a margarita!
Gary and Kathy were extremely friendly, responsive, and informative as we made arrangements for our stay. We are grateful to them for opening up their home to us!
Thank you for such a great kick-off to summer!
We stayed at Casa Toscana in February for my boyfriends 30th birthday party. The weather was awesome and the rental was amazing. We had the master bedroom on the first floor that had a private balcony, it was perfect. The house was very clean and well kept. We really enjoyed our time here and can't wait to visit again! Highly recommend!
Amazing Place with Gorgeous Views
We rented Casa Toscana de Baja for a girls weekend and it did not disappoint! The property is amazing. Everything is fully stocked (including a coffee grinder!) and there is a bathroom in every single bedroom (really great feature for an all girls weekend!). The views off both decks were unbelievable and the Spanish flare in the design was just perfect. Thanks for an excellent weekend full of memories, we'll be back!
Activity and Interests
Hiking, Golf, Tennis, Fitness Center, Amusement Parks, Fishing,
Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving,
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
Oct-April - $250/night (2 night min - 3 night minimum on Holidays)
May-Sep - $290/night (3 night min - 4 night minimum on Holidays)
December Christmas/New Years - $325.00 a night, (4 night stay we can offer a discounted rate)
All Holiday weekends - $300.00 a night.
$60.00 Cleaning Fee
$300 Refundable Deposit
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- 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.
- 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.