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Luxury Oceanfront Villa 22 steps to pristine Sea of Cortez swimable beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 Star 4000 SF beachfront, view whales and beautiful sunsets on the back patio

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.

Google research that we would recommend to get a sense for the wonderful world of the East Cape are as follows:

1. East Cape fishing calander

2. Cabo Pulmo Marine Park

3. Swimming with Whale Sharks in La Paz

4. Turtles of the East Cape Baja

5. Temperatures on the East Cape Mexico

6. Costas Palmas Resort Community...about two miles from Casa Danza)

Abel, 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

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John and Lynn Stasz
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About John and Lynn Stasz

We had been vacationing in the Baja since 1990 in the Cabo to San Jose del Cabo area as it was just three hours from their home in Boulder, Colorado. On our first visit to the East Cape we knew we were home; a relaxed truly Mexican lifestyle, wonderful uncrowded beaches that you could walk for miles, and Roosterfish chasing bait just off the beach, an ideal spot to unplug and relax.

We have a son and daughter, both of whom are married, and two grandsons and two granddaughters. Over the years our entire family including children and grand children have enjoyed visits and celebrations at Casa Danza and characterize it as a special place on the planet.

Casa Danza offers something for all the members of our family from wind sailing to bicycle riding, great deep sea fishing to chasing Roosterfish with fly rods from the beach, swimming with whales sharks to just walking the beach.

John and Lynn Stasz purchased this villa in 2001

Why John and Lynn Stasz chose La Ribera

We were attracted to the East Cape because of its rural lay back lifestyle and looked at a number of properties before buying the one acre beachfront lot and building our home Casa Danza. The decision to buy at our location was based upon a number of factors; the beautiful safe sandy beach the went for miles, the spacious lots in the Playa Colorada development, and of course the school of Roosterfish chasing sardines on our first visit helped make the decision easier.

The location being within 5 minutes proximity of the charming Mexican town of La Ribera was also a key factor. La Ribera is an authentic small Mexican town, the people are very friendly, and offers a few good restaurants and grocery stores. A great place to slowdown and enjoy life.

Our decision has been reinforced over the years every time we visit...watching the humpback whales spout and jump, catching a striped marlin on a fly rod, watching our grandchildren enjoy the warm Sea of Cortez water, ocean kayaking, exploring the country side on quads.

Beautiful sunsets and sun rises are a daily occurrences, star gazing is amazing, a full moon will paint a white path across the Sea of Cortez.

What makes this villa unique

The Sea of Cortez, due to its deep trenches and constant sunlight, is one of the most prolific fish hatcheries in the world. Whether its chasing Roosterfish down the beach or catching a nice Dorado in the blue water the fishing is terrific.

Swimming with 20 foot whale sharks in La Paz harbor, which is a breeding ground for these gentile giants, is a once in a lifetime experience.

Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, home to the oldest of only three coral reefs on the west coast of North America, is only a short 20 minute ride from Casa Danza. Snorkel the coral reefs or go diving and swim with the Sea Lions.

Walk a pristine white sand beach for miles and see only a handful of people.

Casa Danza where the heart finds its home beside the sea.


La Ribera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Occupancy is limited to total guests per Agreement. 2. "Events" or parties on the property are not permitted without prior consent of owners.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room
  • Both full baths feature a large marble showers and dual vanities
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 (Master bedroom) - 1 king , Ocean views in romantic setting
    Bedroom 2 (Guest bedroom) - 1 queen , Large comfortable bedroom with ocean views
    Bedroom 3 (Guest bedroom) - 1 queen , Large comfortable bedroom
  • Three bedrooms with king/queen size beds and a studio and office with futons.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Greatroom with two seprate sitting areas, private master suite with large bath and office, seperate two bedroom guest suite with bath and studio. Shaded patios with ocean and mountain views.


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Luxury Oceanfront Villa 22 steps to pristine Sea of Cortez swimable beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful property and wonderful owners who help you plan you trip at every detail

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a nice home on the beach with privacy. We got that and more with our stay! The owners were extremely accommodating. They are American, and it was comforting to speak with them when booking a home in a foreign country. Additionally, they were incredibly accommodating and helpful before our stay with recommendations on personal chefs, guides for fishing, places to visit, where to get groceries, contacts of car rental representative, and more. Because of there notes and helpful tips our trip was exponentially better. They have stocked the house with nice sheets, lovely towels, and all the outdoor equipment you would want to play on the beach. We loved this little getaway and felt lucky to have found such wonderful people to rent from for our trip. If you are looking for a quiet vacation with little tourism...this is for you! We found exactly what we were looking for and more. Most days we were the only ones on the beach. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I can not imagine a more perfect place if you are looking to get away from the madding crowd and find some relaxation on the beach.

The layout of the house was perfect for the grandparents, sister and brother in law and our family with 2 kids. Everyone had their own bedroom - the house had everything you could want - we would ask each other "do you think they would have...?" and we would almost instantly find it. All the beach equipment - chairs, umbrellas, sea kayaks, body boards, floaties...

The house is just beautiful and the kids had so much fun chasing each other all around the vast great room. The shady patio is literally just a couple of steps to the beach which has the softest white sand and shallow access to the water. We hardly saw a soul all week on the beach despite the fact it was Semana Santa.

The owners John and Lynn helped us with all of our planning and could not have been more gracious. Lupe, their recommended caterer, prepared two fantastic meals for us and we were able to stock up on supplies near the airport upon arrival and replenish at the local grocery stores (fairly limited selection in la Ribera). We found a couple of great restaurants, I got to windsurf in nearby los Barriles, we went out Rooster fishing with Captain Trino, snorkeling on the coral reef including playing with the dolphins and sealions at Cabo Pulmo.....and lots of relaxing! We are already planning our next trip..

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Julian, for the exceptional review. We so appreciated receiving your updates and photos showing your lovely family…. all smiles. We believe that when Casa Danza’s guests smile…Casa Danza smiles in total delight that you all are enjoying a wonderful holiday. It is our objective to provide a special place…that is a unique get-away…where a family can “unplug and unwind” and enjoy new adventures on the Sea of Cortez. We are so happy you felt it was just that. We would welcome your return visit in the future. Warm regards, John and Lynn Stasz Casa Danza…. where the heart finds its home beside the sea.
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  • 5 of 5

The four adults had an amazing stay at Casa Danza. Booking and communication were very prompt and detailed. The house had everything you would every need, even more than you would need and was so comfortable and spacious. The house sits about 10 feet from the sand (off the patio) and maybe 30-40 feet from the water. There were patios with furniture, front and back in case the wind kicked up (which sadly for us it was windy most of the week for our stay). The house is laid out family style with a HUGE great room, kitchen and dining room in the middle then a half bath and study, master with ensuite to one side and then another 4 bedrooms, laundry, garage and full bathroom on the other side of the house. The house was extremely clean and had anything and everything you needed, everyone appreciated the very sharp kitchen knives and spices etc. in the kitchen. The pictures are very representative of the house although it is much nicer and seemed MUCH larger in person. Wi-fi, magic jack phone , stove/oven washer/dryer and dishwasher and stereo worked great. We never turned on the TV so I can't speak to that, although there were several movies, books and games for staying in days, there was even a horseshoe game that we played out back a few days. Our friends were already planning bringing their kids and grandkids down before we even left so I think that says a lot. I don't know that I have much more to add than what the property owners have already shared but I will make an enhanced statement to the assistance that their caretaker, Abel provides. Abel is a local that helps out when needed and he is worth his weight in gold and a great guy to know. MX is all about who you know and Abel and his wife Maira know everybody! They even had their son, Josue take us to the local shrimp lady to buy fresh shrimp, that is not on any map!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great accommodations with an amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, my fishing buddy, and I had the pleasure of staying at Casa Danza over the Fourth of July weekend in 2016. We all loved our visit.

Casa Danza is without question the nicest vacation home that I have ever stayed in. The location cannot be beat, with miles of an empty beautiful sandy beach that is literally located a step off the back patio. The upkeep of Casa Danza is immaculate, and the house is very well provisioned. Not once during our visit were we unable to locate something that we needed. We visited during the summer, and the daytime high temperatures were in the mid 90’s, but the close proximity to the ocean and the excellent air circulation within the house made our stay comfortable even during the peak temperatures, and the bedroom air conditioning proved to be very effective at night.

My fishing buddy and I had a great time fishing. Surf casting and net fishing for baitfish from the beach is only steps away from the house. We caught several small tuna and a 15 pound barred pargo (which kept us well fed for most of our visit) while fishing from the kayaks. The sea was glassy calm, with no wind and no swell, which made the kayaking very easy and safe. In addition to the excellent fishing, we saw many jumping rays, dolphins, and a whale while kayaking directly offshore from Casa Danza.

Based upon the excellent reviews provided by prior guests at Casa Danza, we had very high expectations for our visit, and our expectations were far exceeded. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting many beautiful places in the world, including all of the Hawaiian islands, the Costa Rican rainforest, and about 10 visits to a small dessert island in Fiji, and my visit to Casa Danza compared favorably to any of those locations (while being easily accessible), especially if you are looking to get away from the rat race, kick back, and enjoy the serenity and beauty that this location has to offer. We look forward to repeat visits in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Owner’s Response Keith thank you for taking the time to provide us such positive feedback, and we are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday at Casa Danza. It is our objective to provide a special place that is a unique hideaway where a family can “unplug and unwind” and enjoy new adventures on the Sea of Cortez. We are so happy you felt it was just that. We would be delighted for you to visit again in the future. Warm regards, John and Lynn Stasz Casa Danza….where the heart finds its home beside the sea.
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Luxury between the Desert and the Sea

  • 5 of 5

A luxurious home and setting where we wanted for nothing. From the moment we spoke with Lynn and John until the day we flew back to Washington DC, our vacation was perfect. The home is gorgeous and spacious. In the mornings we sat on the "desert-side" veranda and had our breakfast. In the evenings we had dinner on the "Sea-side veranda". The beach is pristine, where I found beautiful pink shells and lots of sea glass. The kayaking was perfect as was the fishing. One night we had a chef come and cook dinner, my husband caught a fish right out front of the house, she cleaned it and cooked it for us right then. Delicious! My husband also went fishing with a guide and caught a rooster fish. That was on his bucket list. The little town of La Ribera was very close, convenient and friendly. Los Barilles also had a lot of nice places to eat and shop. We explored little towns, sea-side cities, the Sea of Cortez and the desert for two weeks and still ran out of time to "do it all." We will return with family and grand kids.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Owner's Response: We appreciate the positive feedback, and are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday at Casa Danza. The natural and unspoiled beach is just steps from Casa Danza. We would be delighted for you to visit again in the future. Casa Danza….where the heart finds its home beside the sea. Warm regards, John and Lynn Stasz
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Oasis in the Baha

  • 5 of 5

Situated on the beach on the Sea of Cortez, this beautiful home was ours for a week. The house was well designed with the large living area in the middle and the bedrooms in the 2 wings, all with magnificent views. The sunrise was breathtaking, the marine life plentiful and the fishing with Captain Trino...was a great success. I would highly recommend this gorgeous spot for a vacation destination. There is plenty to do , kayaking, endless beach walks, bars and restaurants, 45 minutes to Cabo San Lucas and 1 1/2 hours to La Paz. It was very difficult to leave this 5 star 'resort'. I highly recommend it!

Thank you Lynn and John!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the very positive feedback, and are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday at Casa Danza, our home in the Baja. The Sea of Cortez is a wonderful playground to pursue new adventures such as fishing, whale watching, kayaking, or just enjoy its tranquility and “unplug and unwind”. Casa Danza….where the heart finds its home beside the sea. Warm regards, John and Lynn Stasz
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose del Cabo
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Vista Restuarant
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Vista Restuarant
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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