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Pacific Ocean Beach Front House Four Hours from San Diego Area

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Welcome to Costa Brava, a small, safe American community nestled in the heart of Baja Norte on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Our vacation house features panoramic views twenty miles North to Colonet Point and twenty miles South to San Quintin Point. The view out of the arched picture windows of San Martin Island is spectacular. You will see whales, dolphins, sea lions and numerous species of sea birds while relaxing in the living room, while dining and from the patio area. Enjoy the most spectacular sunsets in the area and experience the 'green flash'.

The house is a split level with open kitchen, dining area and living room on the lower level and bedrooms bath on the upper level. Privacy abounds. the house is situated on two lots with neighbors to the north or south. Your view to the west is unobstructed to the ocean.

The beach is just a few steps away and is great for many activities from swimming, surfing, fishing, digging clams, and walking to just plain relaxing. Bring your ATV and enjoy the many miles of trails located just off the property.

The Mission Santo Domingo site is just a few short miles. The National observatory and the San Pedro Martir National Park is an hour north and east of San Telmo. El Rosario, the oldest stop on the Baja race circuit and its most famous citizen, Mama Espinoza, is an hour south. San Quintin Bay with its history and many Volcano cones, is 15 miles south. While there, enjoy the outdoor market and great restaurants, including the infamous 'Old Mill'.

Deep Sea fishing is available nearby. Charter a boat in San Quintin or rent a panga and guide in Camalu.

Prefer to stay inside? A movie library and a collection of books is available for your viewing and reading pleasure. An internet connection is also provided.

Your hosts live nearby and someone is always available to assist you during your stay.

Come on down, kick back, relax and let the dust of Baja settle on your shoulders

Keywords: Ocean Front, Pacific Ocean, Surf, Fish, Swim

More Details

Russell Reetz
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2016

About Russell Reetz

Donna Miller and Russ Reetz are retired and living in Baja.

Russell Reetz purchased this house in 2008

Why Russell Reetz chose Northern Baja

We wanted to share the Baja experience with others

What makes this house unique

Good health, pleasant weather, good neighbors and the adventure Baja provides. There is always something new to see.


Costa Brava House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Pacific Ocean Beach Front House Four Hours from San Diego Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
San Diego and San Felipe

Costa Brava - great Baja beach destination!

  • 5 of 5

Sorry for the late review! We had a group of 7 that all joined up at Costa Brava for Labor Day weekend 2016. Three of us camped at San Pedro Martir then met up with our other amigos at Costa Brava to stay 3 nights. Three of us stayed here at Russ & Donna’s casa. Our other amigos stayed at a nearby casa within walking distance. This made it easy to meet up or just hang out separately – all good.

I have been traveling/living/leading adventure trips in Baja for 30 years. So exploring and discovering new places is what I do. I really enjoyed this Costa Brava location and this property – it was my first time there. It’s a really good vibe at this location and the locals are always friendly in town. This casa layout is perfect for 3-4 people with the separate bedrooms on either side of the casa. It’s nice and cozy. We hung out, had potlucks and of course walked on the beach. Great oceans views and lots of photo ops. Nice quiet location that we highly recommend and will return for sure.

Owner Russ made the reservations easy for us and had a nice neighbor there to greet us upon arrival. He gave us the keys and told us all about the property for our weekend stay.

Note: For future travelers…you may need 4wd to access the steep driveway closest to the front door to unload gear. No worries though as there is an alternate place to park & unload near the garage for passengers cars. It’s all good. Just know this in advance.

We hope to get back to Costa Brava in 2017 for sure. Gracias Russ and Donna

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incline Village, Nevada

Highly Recommend!!!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned home to Tahoe from 7 nights at Costa Brava and want to report that I had the most “Wonder-Full” time. My dog and I spent every day walking the beach on the outgoing tide, never knowing what we might find. We walked over the most beautiful rounded smooth rocks; that I hope to find out more about. At the minus low tide I saw amazing pink starfish in the tide pools and watched the locals clamming. I found several Pismo clams just lying on the sand, fortunately before the seagulls got them. One of the highlights was when a local fisherman handed me his baited pole and on my 2nd cast I caught my first Surf Perch. Sitting on the patio looking out at the horizon, watching the tide coming in and going out was mesmerizing. The variety of plants in the garden framed the charming well kept house beautifully, in true Baja style. At night I always felt safe and secure and comfortable in the house, enjoying my music, the fireplace, and the many video movies. This little piece of Baja is a diamond in the rough and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to have an Ocean Front laid back Baja experience with all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Amy (San Diego)

  • 5 of 5

WOW!! We loved this place! The house is cute, comfortable and clean with everything we needed. The few homes near by are set back so when sitting on the deck to watch the sunset, you feel like you're on a secluded beach with a 180 degree view! It was so soothing listening to the waves at night. We felt very safe when the kids were running around the bluffs and building forts and when they were down on the beach building sand towers! They loved this place. The neighbors were so helpful with information about where to go shopping and what to see in this little corner of paradise. The owners were very kind and accommodating. Without question, we're coming back next year! Thanks Russ and Donna for having such a great place to run away to.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Amazing place to relax with great sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Was a great little cozy house, quiet, amazing sunset, great ocean sound.... it was just amazing with everything we needed. Would recommend this place to anyone just wanted to have some relaxing time and to enjoy the ocean view.... no other houses infront of it... just rocks, sand and waves :) My family and I had such a great time there that we plan on going back! The owners or the person who is left incharged of the house are great to work with as well! You won't regret staying here!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Oceanfront village.20 miles of accessible beach. 3 miles to shopping. Off Road trails for mountain biking and 4 wheeling.


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