|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The compound sits on a full acre with two homes right on Pescadero beach beside the San Pedrito Surf Break, 9 miles south of Todos Santos.
The accommodations are modern, comfortable and include a wood fired hot tub, kayaks, beach toys, and oceanfront trampoline. There is also a nice stone fire pit, and plenty of wood, for evening campfires.
THE MAIN HOUSE consists of a palapa roofed great room with a pool table and plenty of seating as well a full kitchen, 3 bedrooms + a sleeping loft and 1 bathroom. Upstairs is the Main House master suite, the SUNSET SUITE, with it's own bathroom and private deck.
The Main House offers a large shaded patio with grill, picnic table seating for 12 - 16, sun lounges and chairs.
There are 2 King beds, 2 Queens, 1 Double and 1 Twin. The Main House can accommodate 10 to 12 people.
THE GUEST HOUSE is a brand new, 3 story building that can accommodate up to 15 people in various rooms and suites, listed below.
The second floor is a STUDIO APARTMENT with its own private kitchen, bath, and living area as well as a deck overlooking the ocean. The studio apartment also has an attached bedroom that shares the kitchen, bath and living area.
The Studio Apartment has 1 King Bed in the main part of the suite and 1 King Bed in the attached bedroom.
The third floor of the Guest House is a wood-paneled SURF LOOKOUT with a palapa roof and a large deck offering panoramic views. There are 3 twin beds, 2 of which can be converted to a King.
The ground floor houses the BEACH VIEW SUITE, a large room with plenty of living space, private bath and private beach entrance. There are 2 twin beds (converts to a King) and 1 double bed.
The 2nd floor of the Guest House also houses 2 additional bedrooms:
The MOUNTAIN VIEW room is a cozy bedroom with a double bed and an astounding view of sun and moon rises over the Sierra de Laguna mountain range.
The PANORAMIC VIEW room is a corner bedroom with both mountain and beach views. It has 2 twin beds (can convert to a King) and a comfy couch for relaxing.
The Mountain View and Panoramic View rooms share a wood balcony entrance and a half bath.
The ground floor of the Guest House also houses a large, fully equipped community kitchen.
Also on the ground floor of the Guest House are two full bathrooms, a spacious full bathroom and a free standing open roofed stargazing shower spiral.
Baja Roberts is ideal for reunions, weddings and large group vacations.
Catering services and fishing trips are available.
16% IVA tax, cleaning fees, and equipment use included.
***Our Calendar shows only dates when the ENTIRE PROPERTY IS FULLY BOOKED.***
*** Rates vary depending on the size of the group. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR AN ACCURATE QUOTE. ***
***PLEASE INQUIRE IF SEEKING ACCOMMODATION FOR SMALLER PARTIES.***
***Long term rentals are available. Please inquire.***
Robert Winquist has had extensive experience both as an educator and entrepreneur. He has a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Iowa and was a University Professor, Vice President and administrator for many years. From 1993-2007 he served as the President and CEO of Vending Supply Inc., a Nevada corporation that designed and printed and distributed one billion machine vended children's stickers and temporary tattoos. Robert is a Minister of the Universal Life church, who performs weddings on the beach. He has four beautiful sons and daughters and is an avid fisherman. Robert owns a ranch in the Sierra Laguna mountains, east of Pescadero, and enjoys taking guests on tours of the area.
Robert Winquist purchased this estate in 2004
Growing up in a family that loved camping on the Baja, I always knew I wanted to retire here. Somewhere that was easy to get to, natural and pristine. I drove the entire peninsula many times looking for the perfect spot. Whenever I drove through Pescadero I couldn't stop smiling because it felt so right. I honestly believe this is one of those powerful spots on the planet that attracts good energy. Robert's Place is a gathering spot for friends and family that we are happy to share with others.
Surprisingly, one of the daily benefits I enjoy is driving the single lane dirt farm road that leads 1 mile out to the highway. The experience of slowing way down to enjoy the lushness of the crops and the pace at which they grow is its own reward. The standard of courtesy and kindness exchanged between very different types of people as we pull over to make room for each other is a genuine old Mexico experience.
Another hidden benefit which reveals the relaxing approach to living here is Whale Watching - Pescadero Style. You can sit for hours watching whales breach and spout as they swim past in front of the house. On a calm day it is possible to kayak out and sit quietly as a pod of whales passes within a hundred feet of you. Sometimes they linger for days outside of the breaking waves near shore. If you are the adventurous type, borrow a mask and fins and swim out! Welcome to Whale Watching - Pescadero Style!
Vacationing here is like living in a nature sanctuary. Egrets feed in the tide pools. Fishermen cast from shore for Spanish Mackerel and Rooster fish at dawn. And bonfires on the beach are a tradition. This is the Baja I knew as a child.
Dr Robert's compound is perfectly situated at San Pedrito's, a great right-handed point break and a very low key beach hang. Nice to get away from the crowds at Cerritos. We saw many whales from our beachfront perch, as well as dolphins on our last day. The Sunrise suite was perfect for a couple. Dr Robert also had great recommendations on dining and activities, as well as beach umbrellas, boogieboards, and wetsuits for making the most of perfect days at the beach. Highly recommended!
Perfect for a guys trip - my wife would prefer a bit more plush but we loved it - the hot tub is great - the pool table in the main house is great - will definitely stay here again
This place was magical!! I celebrated my 40th Birthday at Dr. Roberts Compound and it was amazing!! I rented the whole place with 12 other friends and that was a great plan because there is so much space and plenty for all to do. I live in Hawaii and love beach life and tend to be spoiled by amazing views and wonderful weather but my friends and I were absolutely blown away by all the beauty this lovely area has to offer. Dr. Robert makes you feel so at peace and comforted by his hospitality. Each room has an authentic charm to it and makes you feel right at home. Words can not express how the waves and beach made me feel. Sunsets were spectacular and so many activities to do, surf,swim,walk along beach, check out the sea turtle hatchlings, it's just a short drive into the town of Todos Santos, Playa Las Palmas beach, and Cerritos beach. I would highly recommend this place!!! My only regret was that I did not stay longer. Thank-you Dr. Robert!!
I am a beach spirit. I grew up on the coast in heat and humidity. If your vacation preference is Hyatt, factor outside temperatures into your plans. I love sleeping with windows open and I got to do that every night. With daytime highs at 90, getting to sleep was hot but every night ended up under a blanket. Some rooms do have AC if that is important to you.
We rented the Sunset Suite. Surrounded by windows, the room is a fishbowl with beautiful views in every direction. As beautiful as the sunsets were, I was more intrigued by the sunrise...every morning. The bed faces the mountain range and this time of year the sun comes up at a perfect angle as to not shine right in your face. The flowering landscape of the property only adds to the view. The large, very private balcony looks north up the beach. I enjoyed watching the locals, primarily surfers, walk the trail adjacent to the property to check out morning surf conditions at San Pedrito beach.
Expect a bed & breakfast without breakfast. There are relative few choices for breakfast so a stop in Cabo for groceries might benefit you (water bottles & beer!!). Otherwise our favorite breakfast spots were Alama & Manny's in Todas and Baja Beans (think Starbucks) in Pescadero. A Sunday morning market adds a little flavor. Some units have a kitchen but there is also a community kitchen.
Nightlife will be primarily dependent on the personality of other guests or people you meet out. This is a rural community and some nights we were literally lights out at 8:30pm. The sky is pitch black with more stars than many have ever seen.
Dr. Robert is unlike any VRBO/Airbnb host I have ever experienced. He likes having guests and is totally accommodating. We got a taste of local life by going into town and out to eat with him on several occasions. That's the way we prefer to travel, off the beaten tourist path. Research things to do before you travel. We were the only guests so we didn't have many people to play with. We explored other area beaches, spent time in Todas, drove to Balandra Bay for a day, and made friends with the bartenders (Oscar & Axel) at Cerritos Surf & Beach Club. Having felt like we saw it all, we enjoyed just spending the last two days on the property. I have experienced many beaches but never seen so few people, or no people, as on these beaches.
This place is essence of beach. I didn't wear half the clothes I brought and most days never changed out a bathing suit. Recharge your soul.
If you need a place that will host a big group for a low price, this is the place you're looking for. We didn't have any problems, but Robert was always available. I really like the big room with the open kitchen. Everyone can hang out together while some cook and clean. It was great. And the sunsets every night were spectacular.
There is something for everyone at this super relaxed and happy place. The sound of the surf is ever-present, so sleep is deep and refreshing. Everyone in our family enjoyed our time together - even though for different reasons. The kids were in the water everyday, except when the wind was really blowing. Some of us enjoyed billiards in the big room of the main house, where we all shared many happy and delicious meals cooked on the gas stove. We all loved the hot tub under the stars. And the fire pit - oh, so great!!!! Robert has everything set up for maximum convenience without fuss. Everything's wonderfully clean - something I really, really care about. Driving past the acres and acres of basil and soon-to-blossom mango trees, on the 'authentically rural' roads just added to the pleasures of the week. If you go and get a craving for some special snacks, be sure to visit Mini Super Munchies - Robert can tell you how to get there on the maze of country roads. And, very definitely, have at least one meal at Hierba Buena... all organic, graciously served. Oh, and I mustn't forget to add that my brother was not really inclined to join us, because he generally stays at 5 Star hotels. After day 2 of our 5 day stay, he kept saying that no luxury hotel could equal the natural ease and comfort of Dr. Robert's. I completely agree. Sometimes you just gotta chill. We WILL return.
AVAILABLE EITHER ON-SITE OR NEARBY:
Fishing trips, surf lessons, Ultralight flights, back country tours, snorkeling and spear fishing, whale watching, bird watching, yoga and meditation.
Plenty of shopping in Todos Santos, 9 miles away.
Basic grocery items available in small stores in Pescadero, 2 miles away.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest|
Rates vary depending on the size of your group and how much of the property you will be using during your rental period. Please inquire with details regarding the number of people in your group and how many private bedrooms you will need and we will respond promptly.