About the property
- House1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Oceanfront House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-extra charge for 8th)
The house is surrounded by a 4 foot wall with gates that enclose a car port. You can park your car in the lane or in the carport.
The beach is 20 steps to the sand and the ocean. The beach is wide and 5 miles long.You are looking at Todos Santos Bay with Todos Santos island in the distance. You can rent horses or quads to ride on the beach.
The mountain ranges form a distant ring encircling us from north to east to south. Ocean, estuary, beach, mountains…..who says you can’t have it all?
Come enjoy the colorful casual Mexican vibe of our recently updated oceanfront home. A few steps from the sandy beach & you’re IN the ocean! Our property is quite large, completely surrounded by a wall, & very private. We're in a quiet & very small beachfront community with friendly neighbors. Our guests agree this is a truly magical place!
Much of the action centers on our tiled patio overlooking the beach & ocean. With tables & chairs, a chimera for that evening chill, & a built-in BBQ for all your grilling needs, what more could you ask for other than a tall glass of limonada or a nice chilled bottle of Corona? Watch the antics of the seagulls & pelicans or maybe spot a dolphin or an occasional whale spout out in the bay! Follow the seemingly motionless progress of the cruise & container ships as they motor in & out of Ensenada.
On the beach, flag down the ultra-lite plane & enjoy the vistas on your thrilling adventure of flying high above the ocean! Or collect seashells to your heart’s content. In the warmer months, swim in our calm, safe, & shallow ocean waters or enjoy our boogie & surf boards; sizes for all ages! We also have plenty of sand toys & balls for the kids.
Inside the house, dine, play cards, put a puzzle together, watch tv, cuddle in front of the wood-burning fireplace, sit & chat, check out the ship traffic in the bay, or simply watch the tides come in & out!
Our huge sectional sofa is the perfect place to snuggle & enjoy the fireplace, the view or watch our Directv with multi-channels. A dvd player & dvd’s are also provided &, of course, high speed wireless internet works throughout the house. We have a selection of books & magazines & games for all ages stocked in the cabinet below the kitchen.
Speaking of kitchens, our well-appointed one overlooks all the activity in the family area so the cook never has to miss any of the action. It boasts a new stainless steel refrigerator along with a full-size stove with oven, dishwasher, microwave, other small appliances, a basic stocked pantry, & plenty of pots & pans & dishes. Just bring the food; you should find everything else you need to whip up a memorable meal.
At bedtime, let the sound of the ocean lull you to sleep. The lovely master suite features a queen bed & sitting area with a twin daybed & comfy chairs plus an ensuite bathroom with double vanity sinks & tub/shower.
The vibrant but restful Pueblo bedroom is fitted with a queen bed, huge closet, & a dresser to stash your clothes.
The cozy & colorful Turtle bedroom features a double bed, its own door into the hall bath, & a glimpse of the ocean.
The main bath features a big, beautiful walk-in tiled shower, large vanity & a whimsical chandelier!
Hang out on our huge covered front porch, a nice respite from the sun & wind, or to escape our occasional raindrop! Keep in mind with that measly average annual rainfall of just 11 inches, you probably won’t experience rain while you’re here. The porch is a nice quiet place to sit & relax, read a book, or simply take a quick cat nap before continuing on with any of the other numerous activities you’ve got planned.
Our large walled backyard is perfect for the kids to safely play or kick around a soccer ball. It features a bougainvillea covered pergola with table & chair plus a unique rock garden “mountain.”
We offer parking inside locked gates under the carport with enough room for 2-4 vehicles. Additional parking is also available on the lane next the house just outside the wall.
Located in a rural coastal area of Northern Baja, we recommend you drive a car to get here. The closest airport is in San Diego or Tijuana. There is no train although Mexico is famous for its plentiful buses that go everywhere, except that last pesky mile from the main road to our home! The bus could get complicated but is workable.
BOOK YOUR NEXT STAY NOW!......Summer fills up quickly & YOU don’t want to miss out! But remember….anytime is the right time to come & create memories. Our home & Baja is waiting to welcome YOU!
WHAT TO DO IN THE AREA:
If you like, we can arrange a very good tour guide to drive you to many of the following activities at VERY reasonable prices. Enjoy your wine on a Guadalupe Valley outing & leave the driving to our guide!
La Bufadora: You simply MUST check out La Bufadora, our famous marine “geyser” or blowhole. Several big tour buses each day bring cruise passengers from Ensenada just to see La Buf. It’s one of the major tourist attractions in northern Baja!
La Buf ranks among the biggest blowholes around the world. La Buf waters jet about 60 feet into the air. The biggest, Halona, in Hawaii shoots as high as 100 feet. Others are in Sri Lanka, New South Wales, & Samoa, among other places. You owe it to yourself to see this rare natural phenomenon & you only have to travel seven short miles from the house to do it!
Even more spectacular; if you’re here during during winter’s “rainy season” AND it's storming, consider it a gift (remember that measly average annual 11 inch rainfall). Grab your raincoat or a big plastic trash bag, head down the road & prepare to be entertained, roared at, & soaked! Yes, the beast roars! The view here at the end of the peninsula & the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks is mesmerizing. You will see birds nesting on the rocks or you might catch a glimpse of dolphins or kayakers setting out into the bay.
La Buf is located at the mouth of the bay so in season, if you’re lucky you may also see the gray whales themselves on their way south to Guerro Negro (half way down the Baja) or north back to Alaska! To get to the actual blowhole itself, you must walk the paved street with vendors lined up on both sides absolutely intent on selling you your heart’s content & then some! Colorful, noisy & busy, you can find some very nice Mexican crafts, leather & woolen goods, mixed in with the souvenirs & “junk,” plus much, much more.
Guadalupe Wine Valley: Plan a day trip to Mexico’s answer to California’s Napa & Sonoma Wine Valley….our own Guadalupe Wine Valley. It is said the first grapes were planted in 1703! The weather & temps are very similar to Napa & Sonoma & perfect for growing outstanding grapes. Guadalupe boasts more than 150 wineries just waiting to wine & dine you. With well-renowned local & celebrity chefs offering outstanding food & wine, the Valley is becoming quite the foodie destination! Our knowledgeable tour guides can take you to 3-4 wineries. Your choice or they can choose for you.
Downtown Ensenada: Baja’s third largest city, it is aptly called the “La Cenicienta del Pacífico,” or "The Cinderella of the Pacific.” Check out the Riveria Hotel (now a museum & cultural center), choose among several excellent restaurants, stop by Hussong’s Bar, or check out the “Black Market,” (seafood market) near the Port to buy some freshly caught seafood, or choose among several food stands for some fresh & tasty shrimp or fish tacos.
If you need a “taste of home” fix, you’ll also find many American stores & fast food such as Walmart, Costco, Starbucks, Home Depot, Applebee’s, & McD’s.
Try some of our local restaurants; Junior's w/the view, La Bonita's & Estero Beach's fab Sunday buffets, & Pueblo Bonito Café for a cuppa & a bagel.
Garth Lee or Sally Lee
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- May 24, 2018
About Garth Lee or Sally Lee
Retired MD living with beautiful wife in Oceanside California. She was an X-ray technician so we went into the darkroom to see what would develop. We are legal aliens from Canada and found sun and money in California.
Garth Lee or Sally Lee purchased this House in 1986
Why Garth Lee or Sally Lee chose Lengüeta Arenosa
Hmmm....ocean, beach, sand, mountains, fresh seafood, peace & quiet, privacy, beautiful views, Ensenada close by, only 90 miles from the border, friendly people.... We've been driving down to this area for about 30 years and never get tired of "coming home to Mexico!" Our whole family loves to escape to the beach house; we're so happy we chose it.
What makes this House unique
Again, ocean, beach, sand, mountains, fresh seafood, peace & quiet, privacy, beautiful views, Ensenada close by, only 90 miles from the border, friendly people....it's hard to choose just any one thing.
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Our family of four had a wonderful stay! The home was well equipped with all the amenities. We enjoyed the beach toys, particularly the surfboards! Everything was clean and worked beautifully! Will recommend your place to family and friends and hope to return soon.
Hi Thank you for wonderful review. I am glad your daughters got into the surf !
Look forward to your return.
Garth and Sally
This location and home is LOVELY!
My family and I came for a three night stay (me, husband, two teens, six year old and 3 year old) at this beach house and instantly fell in love with the location. The view of the beach from the house is *amazing*.
The patio is a wonderful place to sit and have breakfast or drink your morning coffee or tea but the views from inside are just as beautiful too if you aren't ready to be outside or it's too chilly/hot.
We came in April with chilly and windy evenings but the day time sun was perfect to play on the beach and swim in the waves (though the pacific is still cold.) You literally walk down a few steps and you are on the beach meaning you can go back into the house with ease anytime you need something.
The house is spacious and roomy and I liked how it was laid out. The kitchen has what you need to cook, there was drinking water provided (house water is for dishes, showering, etc), and you can cook while still seeing the ocean or even keeping an eye on kids playing in the sand.
The decor is bright and unique with plenty of throw blankets to use by the fire.
I'm not sure what it's like here in the summer during vacation time but during our stay we basically had the beach all to ourselves. The kids loved discovering that there were beach toys to play with and boogie boards to borrow.
The waves here aren't large and the beach is shallow for quite a stretch while playing in the water making it less of a concern if you have younger kids playing in the waves.
We got a chance to meet Garth and Sally during our stay and they are extremely kind and helpful. The notes they send before your visit and the ones they leave at the house in the guidebook are thorough. (And funny!)
We had a bit of a hard time figuring out where to eat down here since most of us don't like seafood and have some strict dietary restrictions but there is a grocery store about 15-20 minutes away (Calimax) where you could easily purchase from and cook if you are in the same predicament.
We visited La Bufadora and also the Hot Springs (mentioned in the guidebook) are just a few minutes away and are a must! About $4/person to get into the La Jolla beach camp next door.
One warning: we lost our cellular connection about 20 minutes away from the house just when we needed the very specific driving instructions we were emailed in order to find the house. Make sure to take a screenshot or print their directions out ahead of time!
We hope to come again as a family soon.
Immaculate and Great place!
We cannot say enough wonderful things about this place. We filled about 2 pages of the guest book (half about our experience & half tips for future guests. This home is thouroughly cleaned and well-appointed. I would love to see a bigger bed in the 2nd bedroom adjacent to the restroom. It does look lovely though. Not if, but when we come back with my parents, I know we would each prefer a larger bed. This would make the place feel like a home with a double master. The Lees, Connie & Aimee truly made us feel like their special guests. The personalized welcome basket was such a special touch!! Thank you so much for opening up your home to us. We hope to visit again soon!
Lovely place to relax with the family!
The house is so fun, we could see the kids playing on the beach from the back patio, enough space for us all to find space and the dogs ran and ran to their hearts content. We will definitely be coming back!
Thanks for the review! Glad the dogs and kids had a great time.
Hope to see you next time.! DVD ready for future renters. Regards Garth Lee
we love it!
Perfect location and beautiful home with everything we needed. Did not expect the weather to be so cool, but we made a fire and loved it.
We had an opportunity to have a massage from a women in the area and it was fabulous.
Will definitely recommend-in fact I am sending your info on to one of my family.
Glad you loved it! I am going to get a massage!
If your friends book I will give them 10% off. Garth Lee
We were very impressed with the cleanliness, and the coziness of the home. It's adorable! We had a wonderful stay, and the hospitality of Garth & Sally made it so very welcoming. They provided a thorough guidebook to all the local eateries and activities. Although we didn't have children with us, there were plenty of sand toys for kids. We are birdwatchers and the area is abundant with shorebirds in December. One of our favorite jaunts was locating the natural hotsprings spot at low tide. Garth & Sally provide a shovel, so you can dig your own hotsprings pool to soak in. Lots of fun!
Kathy & Mike
Surf fishing.. right in front of the house!
In shore fishing-Vonny's Fleet 10 minutes away--1/2 day packages
Outdoor Enterainment -La Canada 30 minutes -great for kids, including Zip-lining, Water parks -lake -bicycling-tenting etc
La Bufador -Mexico's 'Old Faithful' blowhole plus many vendors
selling souvenirs of all discriptions.
Guadalupe Valley Wine Tours
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Fees subject to change Payment can be by PayPal, bank transfer , or check Request no outside noise after 11.00 pm . We have year around neighbors. Thank you FREE !! FREE !! "BOOK 3 NIGHTS AND GET 4TH NIGHT FREE !! "