|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
La Ribera Oceanfront Villa Description
If you enjoy a beautiful secluded white sand beach that you can walk for miles, then Casa Danza welcomes you. Step off the back patio to swimming, kayaking, shelling, and surfcasting in what the locals call “Rooster Fish Alley”. Casa Danza has excellent guest reviews and a 5-star rating.
Casa Danza is located on the East Cape five minutes from the unspoiled Mexican town of La Ribera and 50 minutes northeast from the San Jose Airport (the same airport that services Cabo San Lucas). The East Cape, a truly unique place on our planet, has miles of pristine beaches and stunning mountain ranges. The Sea of Cortez is one of the most intriguing and richest bodies of water in the world supporting abundant sea life. At Casa Danza you can watch the annual birthing migration of Blue, Humpback and Sperm whales, see the flying Manta Rays soaring nine feet into the air, or discover turtle nests where the female laid her eggs during the night.
If you want a closer look at the sea life, take the short drive (16 miles) to the National Marine Park at Cabo Pulmo, the only living coral reef in the Baja, and dive with the many species of tropical fish and sea lions. Or you can head to La Paz to snorkel with Whale Sharks (the gentle giants), the largest fish in the world, or participate in a local baby turtle release right in front Casa Danza.
Casa Danza is only yards away from a very swimmable and safe white sand beach. Let your heart find its home beside the sea and enjoy the numerous beach amenities provided at Casa Danza; two ocean kayaks, body boards, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, assortment of floaties, and beach towels.
The dunes adjacent to the Sea are a stunning example of nature’s artistry. Lots to explore here…Doves, nesting turtles, Road Runners, Quail, Ospreys, sea shells, and lots of other little critters that will greet you on your journey.
Casa Danza is a beautiful and spacious 4000 square foot Oceanfront Villa that offers a private tranquil setting for your holiday. Featuring a circular great room, modern fully equipped kitchen, a spacious dining room with a large table that seats eight, three large bedrooms (king master and queen guest rooms), huge marble showers, and a studio that is ideal as a quite oasis for both children and adults. For those days when you need to take care of some business, Casa Danza has a fully equipped office with “wifi” internet, printer, and toll free telephone calls to the US.
The design of the great room with views of the sea and mountains creates a unique peaceful and relaxing environment. The great room has two separate seating areas; the entertainment area provides for easy conversation and includes a sound system and DVD player, and the second area is more intimate setting for games, puzzles, or reading.
There are beautiful views of the Sea of Cortez from almost every room.
As most of the daylight hours are spent outside, Casa Danza’s two large patios provide the ideal locations to enjoy the magic of the Baja. The front covered patio is the perfect place for breakfast, a quite space to enjoy your coffee and watch the Baja wakeup while listening to the birds singing. The spacious ocean facing back covered patio is the heart of Casa Danza during the day. Just a few steps from the beach, you can watch for whales, marvel at the antics of the Pelicans, eat lunch, read a book, enjoy an easy relaxed conversation, sip an afternoon margarita, or just catch a nap on the chase lounges.
Casa Danza is the perfect spot to get-away, unplug, unwind, and enjoy a laid-back Mexican vacation.
Blue water fishing is world-renowned in the Sea of Cortez. Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Roosterfish, and Dorado hold the allure of being larger than life and potential world records are always a possibility. Have Captain Trino pick you up in his 25 foot center console fishing boat directly in front of Casa Danza for a reasonably priced day of blue water fishing. There are also a number of options for larger boat charters from local hotels.
Surfcasting is literally just a step away. Enjoy the early mornings and evenings surfcasting the beach for Rooster Fish, Lady Fish, Pompano, Sierra, Jack Crevalle, and an occasional Dorado. Casa Danza is located in one of prime locations for site fishing to large Roosterfish during the summer months. Fisherman come from all parts of the US to test their surfcasting skills and entice a large Roosterfish strike their fly or lure. Fly-fishing guides are available including all the equipment. If the fish are not biting, enjoy the Gulls, Pelicans, and Ospreys diving for baitfish.
This relaxed authentic environment of the East Cape provides a “real experience” of unspoiled Mexico. The neighboring towns of La Ribera, Santiago, and Los Barriles offer a number of restaurants and shops, friendly helpful people, and most importantly a very safe environment.
Yet, for a taste of the big city life San Jose, Cabo and La Paz are an easy drive from Casa Danza. San Jose (50 minutes) and Cabo (90 minutes) have dolphin pools, golf, restaurants, large hotels, night clubs, extensive shopping and sightseeing. La Paz (120 minutes), the capital city of Baja California Sur, has even more shopping, restaurants, and a beautiful harbor with an extensive harbor walkway. As the harbor is a sanctuary to many species of fish including Whale Sharks, La Paz also offers numerous whale watching, kayak, swimming with the Whale Sharks, and diving excursions that are unique.
Websites that we would recommend to get a sense for the wonderful world of the East Cape are as follows:
1. www.caboriviera.com.mx...map and about…La Ribera (Cabo Riviera is about two miles from Casa Danza)
2. www.bajafishing.com..fishing calendar
Carol Pulfer, the Casa Danza Manger, will greet you in the first day or two of your stay and will assist you with the locale, cultural events, scenic areas, or any other questions. Extra housekeeping services or in home cooking can be arranged in advance.
Casa Danza...where the heart finds its home beside the sea. We look forward to sharing the experience with you.
Keywords: Oceanfront Villa, oceanfront, private, tranquil
Our holiday at Casa Danza was the perfect introduction to the East Cape and the Southern Baja California part of Mexico.
We had a lovely time at your beautiful home, Casa Danza, in spite of the few windy days. Carol, Casa Danza’s Property Manager, was invaluable and always available to help. And yes, the experience of a lifetime was snorkeling with whale sharks and sea lions with Mar Y Adventuras in La Paz. Thanks for the tips. We also went swimming at the beach at Lighthouse Point, which is gorgeous, and Cabo Pulmo was also magical.
We hope to return one day.
Just returning from a week at Casa Danza - everything is as advertised, or better. Home is very spacious, well appointed, immaculate and clear -- everything you need is there. We provisioned at the big supermarket near the airport, but only the basics as we did not have room in the care -- turns out you can get everything you need in the little town of La Ribera, and it's fun to do business locally.
The sea of cortez is right out the front door, miles of empty beaches, great hiking options, lots of things to do -- or do nothing.
The winds were abating as we were arriving, so this is a good time of year to come.
Lynn and John are wonderful to work with -- and Carol is local and available at all time for any need you might have. Advice they offer on local restaurants is all you need. Also, we took advantage of having Lupy cook for us 3 nights -- she is a delight, separate from the wonderful food.
We had a great fishing experience one day with Captain Trino -- 3 Dorado and one Bonita! Highlight included a school of dolphins that enjoined our company for some time. Also, the whales were on display throughout our week -- very exciting to watch these huge creatures.
We will definitely return.
Our family of six had a wonderful time at Casa Danza. From grandparents to teenagers, we all really enjoyed our stay.
The ocean was so calming to hear at night, it was like a lullaby to every bedroom.
On New Year's Eve we lay on the beach and looked at the stars,I can't remember when I've seen so may, it was amazing! Without light pollution of big cities, its a wonderful and rare occasion to see.
We all really appreciated the Christmas tree and thoughtful gifts. When we arrived, the tree was lit and felt so warm and welcoming.
The house is so well furnished, we didn't need anything and the caretaker Carol was wonderful. She was very helpful and so sweet to go to several different places to provision the house before our arrival. She even picked up dinner at a local restaurant. Lupe's authentic Mexican dinner on New Year's Day was wonderful too. It was over and above to provide the number of a local cook for us.
We enjoyed everything about our stay at Casa Danza and will most definitely be booking again.
Our most recent stay at Casa Danza marks our third visit to this delightful, tropical, beach escape. The owners, John and Lynn have done an excellent job of preparing their villa to be accommodating for guests. Everything has been provided to make your stay enjoyable, including full linens, a fully equipped kitchen, games of all types – electronic and analog, Wi-Fi, grilling facilities on the large patio as well as toys for playing in the surf. Margaritas on the patio while watching the sun go down over the water, listening to the surf roll and ruffle and watching for marine life to break the surface and jump make a great way to end the day.
The villa itself is attractive and comfortable, but what makes Casa Danza such a terrific vacation spot is it’s location. It’s right on a beautiful, white, sandy beach with the surf a short 50 yard walk from the patio.
The nearby town, La Ribera is small enough that it has retained it’s quaint, Mexican village ambiance, but is large enough to offer restaurants, small grocery stores and other general shopping. Another nearby town a few miles inland, El Triunfo, which means “triumph” or “victory” in Spanish, is an old mining town that is almost a ghost town now that the mines have closed, but has some very interesting history and a great restaurant and bakery.
If you’re part water-dog, Casa Danza is the place to be. In addition to a great swimming beach a few yards from the patio, snorkeling opportunities abound and the surf fishing is great. If you’re a more serious fisherperson, John and Lynn can recommend charter boats and captains that will pick you up on the beach in front of Casa Danza and take you out in the Sea of Cortez to their favorite “hot spots”.
John and Lynn have put a lot of effort into preparing their villa to offer you a great vacation experience, and they also are quite familiar with the area and can offer advice on rental cars, shopping availability, whether locally or in San Jose, Cabo and La Paz, plus driving directions and entertainment opportunities.
Casa Danza is a great place to enjoy a tropical getaway.
We have stayed at Casa Danza twice and it ranks among our best vacations ever. We love the house, we love the oceanfront location, and we love the local Mexican people in the towns and villages near there.
The house itself is wonderful: lots of space, everything you could want in the kitchen, etc. Both times we were there we traveled with two other couples, and while we did most things together, we really enjoyed the variety of sitting areas where we could have quiet time to read, use the internet, or simply vegetate. We especially enjoyed the sights and sounds of the uncrowded beachfront location. We found ourselves taking a relaxing dip in the ocean most afternoons followed by margaritas on the back patio while watching the sunset.
John and Lynn, the owners, could not be more helpful. For most activities we simply followed their recommendations or directions and everything was butter smooth. Starting with the car rental, grocery shopping, directions to Casa Danza and the local shops and restaurants in and around La Ribera, everything was perfect and everyone was very welcoming and helpful.
While Casa Danza feels remote, we found it easy to access and very convenient to the local stores and restaurants in La Ribera. This part of the peninsula is dotted with small towns and villages that we very much enjoyed exploring. This is truly the real, rural Mexico - fun, friendly people and you feel very safe there. That is one of the things that makes this vacation spot unique. One day we took a beautiful drive up the coast, stopping in a couple of towns along the way, and then inland to the small town of El Triunfo where we had a great lunch, explored some more shops, and met more nice people.
While we are not great fishermen, others in our group are, and we spent one day fishing in the ocean with a guide recommended by John and Lynn. He picked us up from the beach right in front of Casa Danza - could not have been more convenient. It was another great time, the fishing was good, and we had a delicious fresh fish dinner that night.
Thanks John and Lynn, for sharing your home and your wisdom with us. We look forward to doing it again soon.
Our Holiday at Casa Danza could not have been more perfect. This oceanfront villa with its miles of sand beach provided us ample opportunities for beach walks, surf fishing, and moonlight swims. The layout of the large house with both seaside and front patios afforded both undisturbed privacy as well as perfect locations for socializing and enjoying the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. It is an ideal vacation spot for couples as well as families. Casa Danza is completely equipped with kayaks and beach toys. The Internet service allowed us to stay in touch without being consumed by business. We felt completely safe in this location and its convenient proximity allowed for several day trips to numerous unspoiled Mexican communities and uniquely Mexican activities. Included in these were swimming with the “Gentle Giants of the Sea”—whale sharks--in La Paz Harbor and diving at Cabo Pulmo. We are already planning our return trip.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||Cancellation Policy: Reservations canceled more than 60 days prior to arrival are fully refunded less a $400.00 cancellation fee. Reservations canceled less than 60 days of arrival date are 50% refundable. If space is re-sold following cancellation, full refund will be made, less cancellation fee.|
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