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Luxurious Private Home! Pool, Hot Tub, Sea and Mountain Views

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


El Centenario House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Spacious, architecturally stunning home set on a hill naturally landscaped with native desert plants overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Amenities include an 8-person hot tub, infinity lap pool with in-water seating (unheated), dramatic fire pit on huge terrace, large great room with 42' flat-panel TV, 2 well-furnished kitchens, detached master suite, two bedrooms in main house plus separate fully equipped casita.

This 3,100 sq foot home exudes warmth and comfort. The striking architectural details include a 20 foot high brick barrel ceiling, natural stone, and panoramic views both day and night from the custom 30-ft retractable glass patio door which allows the living area to be blended with the beautiful outdoors. The views encompass the Bay of La Paz, the Magote peninsula, the city lights and the mountains beyond. To the back of the home is a desert paradise, where you can hike, explore by foot or ATV and bird watch to your heart’s content.

This home can be rented with or without the separate casita, or just the casita (sleeps 2) can be rented alone. (Pool and hot tub may be shared under these circumstances depending on reservations.)

This home is located on a hill-top in El Centenario, one of the few areas in La Paz and Southern Baja where guests can enjoy views of the downtown city lights. Enjoy panoramic views from the living room, outdoor decks, 8-person hot tub and infinity pool. A peaceful get-away, a perfect tranquil sanctuary for extended family and friends, while enjoying convenient access to outdoor and ocean activities and city life centered around La Paz. 12-minute drive to beautiful, pristine secluded beaches on the Sea of Cortez. Private luxurious master bedroom (separate from main house) with it's own jacuzzi tub. Property includes an additional private casita which includes one of the 4 bedrooms, a second fully-equipped kitchen, bath, living area and a separate patio with panoramic views.

Other services are available at a reasonable fee: daily maid service, cook/housekeeper, massage therapy, salon services, private yoga classes and more.

Need a smaller unit? Contact us for details on renting just the Casita (sleeps 2).

This is our future retirement home and we put a lot of care and thought into the architectural design, selection of amenities, and furnishings.

Keywords: House & Casita

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Bev Durvin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Email in Spanish also taken
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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Why Bev Durvin chose Baja California Sur

After touring many cities in Mexico, we decided that La Paz was the perfect place to build our future retirement. Ensconced along the largest bay on Baja’s Sea of Cortez coast, La Paz is noted for a beautiful malecon (waterfront walkway) backed by palm trees, pastel-colored buildings, spectacular sea-side sunsets, easy-going pace and it’s proximity to uncrowded beaches and pristine islands. La Paz has the perfect blend of a beautiful historic city set against a tranquil desert and a pristine, turquoise ocean abundant with marine life. We think La Paz offers a great blend of an old world city with friendly people yet also provides all the amenities of a large city without the big city feel. Beware! Legend has it that once a traveller visits La Paz, he leaves a piece of his heart there, and is always drawn feeling complete again when returning to this wonderful place.

What makes this house unique

People who have stayed at our property consistently tell us that once they arrive they are content to just relax in our inviting great room, cook up a sumptious meal in our fully-equipped kitchen, and enjoy their family and friends in a luxurious getaway from it all. You can pamper yourself in the large, private infinity pool overlooking the ocean; enjoy a margarita as you recline on the sunken bar stools. Both the pool and the 8-person hot tub provide the perfect backdrop to view the stunning sunsets and watch as the La Paz cities lights blink on. La Paz is only 15 minutes away and offers a wide range of restaurants from Italian, to high-end Mexican fusion, to delicious tacos and sumptious seafood cocktails. Previous guests have let us know that fishing in the Sea of Cortez, whale watching, kayaking, wind-surfing, snorkeling and wandering along pristine beaches are some of the favored activities.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Luxurious Private Home! Pool, Hot Tub, Sea and Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Fell in love with La Paz and this casa

  • 5 of 5

First time visiting La Paz, and so thankful we picked this property. It's architecture and feel is very warm and inviting. The views are incredible and the pool divine. Bev was especially helpful in helping us gringos navigate and had a warm welcome for us after a day of travel. Her recommendations on many things were spot on and we do feel extremely fortunate to have found this gem. It's outside of La Paz in a residential neighborhood which makes it very private. We toured Baja Expeditions to snorkel with sea lions, whale sharks, and saw humpback whales, an adventure of a lifetime- loved how La Paz is so NOT Cabo. Worth mentioning- the Master bedroom is detached from the casa that has 2 bedrooms, so if you have children you feel that might be uncomfortable sleeping apart from you it's worth it to know.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have your family select this beautiful home for your get away, thank you. We hope to see you again!
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San Diego, CA, USA

great La Paz family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9, children and grandchildren, had a wonderful time here. There was plenty of space to spread out yet tables big enough to come together for meals. Everyone loved the pool and hot tub and there was lots of splashing and laughter coming from it. We had adventures swimming with whale sharks and sea lion pups, absolutely beautiful beaches, whales, dolphins and too many birds to mention. It was a unique experience and this was the house where it was possible for our family group.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation because of this house

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for making our family vacation an amazing one. We had 9 of us in the house over the New Year's Holiday and couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. The house is more beautiful than the photos make it seem. The moment you walk into the house you have a feeling of a grand arrival. We had chips and guacamole and beer the moment we arrived. Bev, the property manager, was a delight! She did some grocery shopping and arranged for us to have some meals prepared along with a cooking lesson! She came by often to check on us, but was never in our hair. She had great suggestions for restaurants and things to do.

We did get lost driving here from Cabo so I would suggest flying into La Paz directly. Or make sure you have a GPS because the roads don't have signs and it is very confusing. The house is about a 20 minute drive from downtown La Paz, but it was a nice little Oasis.

When we come back to La Paz we will for sure stay here. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Paz

Great get away house

  • 4 of 5

We had our family of 10 in this great spacious house, it is secluded and with a great view. It was winter time so we really enjoyed the Jacuzzi!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have your large family all coming together for the holiday in this property... a heated jacuzzi overlooking the twinkling lights of La Paz & The Sea of Cortez is magic!
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Palm Springs, CA

A perfect La Paz experience........

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, contemporary, spacious, and private property several miles south of urban La Paz. The property is serene and safe, surrounded by Sonoran desertscape. The quiet is interrupted only by the birds bathing on the edge of the infinity pool, and the sounds of the woodpeckers tapping the glass of the doors. Drinks in the evening on the patio near the pool and spa, under the large patio covering, or around the fire pit is very easy to become addicted to. The patio overlooks the Bay of La Paz and has a magical view of the lights of the city across the water, and the moon rising over the hills behind the city. The home is modern, within a rural setting of widely separated properties. Still, you are only an 8 minute drive from major grocery shopping, and about a 25 minutes to the Malecon and central La Paz. Beautiful unspoiled beaches lie another 10 minutes away.

The property is professionally managed and maintained. Bev, the property manage, is a font of information and suggestions for all maters La Paz. Take her advice. She is spot on. The kitchen is fully equipped. You can even try your hand at making tortillas (we didn’t). The cable service works reliably as does the internet. You need a car. The property has 2 that can be contracted separately. I always seem to judge house rentals by the quality of the provided towels. This property passed the test. I wish I hadn’t wasted precious luggage space with my own towel.

LaPaz is a jewel. If you are sick of all the Cabo tourists and the inflated Cabo prices, La Paz is for you. It's Mexico - not just So Cal with cheap beer. The people are kind, interactive, and laid back. The food is amazing! The seafood is shockingly fresh. Oh, BTW, my damage deposit was refunded in full before I woke up the morning after returning home. This property is a winner.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob, it was totally enjoyable to hear of your food discoveries in La Paz and area... our food in the Baja is fresh & delicious as you have now tasted! Come back & play in La Paz, so much to do & see still! Ending your day on the patio overlooking the lights & Bay of La Paz is magical. Looking forward to your return visit!
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A Great place for a Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 had a great time at the home. It definitely lives up to its billing. Fantastic locale. Isolated for privacy if wanted, close enough to the sights and sounds of La Paz, Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos. Quiet beaches north and south of home and lots of local restaurants from the roadside taco stand to downtown upscale restaurants. Our week was a full one with a great mix of entertainment, golf, fishing and sightseeing. Bev the property manager did a great job of orienting our stay so that we did not waste time finding places. she quickly pointed out the ins and outs of the area. Property is extremely well maintained. A great vacation was had by all.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Manuel de Leon Airport (LAP/MMLP) La Paz Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Big Ruby's Cantina or El Mesquite
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Baja Ferries located at Pichilingue
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Costa Baja Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Baja Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chata, Big Ruby's, El Mesquite
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Great walking beach with mangroves is close!
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

El Centenario House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Reserva/damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.0%

Quoted fees are for full use of the property (sleeps 8-10): house (3 bedrooms) + casita (1 bedroom); sofa bed sleeps 2 additional
The property may also be rented without the casita (sleeps 6) at $263/night or $1578/week): house (3 bedrooms)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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El Centenario House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 full baths with a shower, 1 full bath with a jacuzzi tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4) 4 bedrooms offer queen-size beds with luxurious pillow-top matresses., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofas in Living Room opens to comfortable queen-size beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This architecture of the barrel brick ceilings will be your first hint that this is a stunning home built with great thought. Push the entire glass wall away from sight... the large extended patio & home become as one. The bedrooms & bathrooms are well outfitted with good linen & thick towels. Each room has fans & A/C for your comfort. The patio offers a dinning area plus an over sized fire bowl, large waterfall infinity pool & in-ground spa for your pleasure... day or night this home is stunning. Enjoy!

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