Four of us enjoyed the beach here over New Year's. We had cold weather, but staying inside with books and music was very relaxing and enjoyable. The house is heated only with a wood stove in the corner of the sitting room, so if your trip's weather forecast includes chily nights, I recommend bringing flannel pajamas and warm socks. We were there during a rare cold snap, and it was cold inside, but the house has plenty of nice coverlets, so it was OK. Driving south of the border was no problem for us. We enjoying driving down to Ensenada to see La Bufadora.