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Casa Toscana de Baja


Property Details

Updated: Jan 4, 2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

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

special occasion!

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

CD�s 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.

More Details

Recent Review

About the Owner

Kathy Moylan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, spanish by email only.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017

17 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)



  • 5 of 5

We recently vacationed at Casa Toscana and we had the best time ever, my family and friends had the most pleasant time ever, the kitchen has every appliance needed, dishes, cups, utensils any kitchen can use. you need bring nothing but toiletries and your beach towels.

We vacationed with 8 adults, enjoyed the fireplace so much it got quite chilly and kept us quite warm, the home is clean, linens are clean, nothing i could say but EXCELLENT ON THIS HOME. you will not be disappointed. we are booking again 2017.

he owners were so easy to work with, and easy to contact even from the home, if something went wrong.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so appreciative of the kind words about our home away from home. We enjoy it so much and are so glad you did too. And repeat renters are awesome. Thanks again, glad to have you rent our home again and again. Sincerely, Kathy
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Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do our best to make our home away from home; feel comfortable and relaxing for ourselves and our renters. We are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed yourselves as we hope all our renters do. Thank you so much for your high remarks and hope to see you and your family back again soon.
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Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We love our home away from home and do our best to make our renters feel like family. Enjoying your vacation in our beautiful Casa Toscana is what we wish for. We look forward to your next vacation with us. Thanks again.
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Beautiful place, great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for the Family!

  • 5 of 5

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!


  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for kind words. We are so glad you have enjoyed your stay at Casa Toscana. Making it a pleasurable experience is our goal for all renters. We are so glad you chose Casa Toscana to "Kick-Off" your family's summer enjoyment. Sincerely, Kathy A. Moylan
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Beautiful escape!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Hiking, Golf, Tennis, Fitness Center, Amusement Parks, Fishing,

Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving,

Sailing, Surfing

Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Jan-Feb - $190.00/night (2 night min - 3 night minimum on Holidays)
Mar-April - $250/night (2 night min - 3 night minimum on Holidays)
May-Sep - $290/night (3 night min - 4 night minimum on Holidays)
Oct-Nov - $250/night (2 night min - 3 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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Updated: Jan 4, 2017
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View


  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 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


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis


  • 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.

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