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Cathy Stewart

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

Casita de Luna - Great Coastal View & Seclusion

9 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Baja California Sur Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Rates $80/nt or $525/wk which includes the 16% local IVA tax. A bargain for such a great location this close to the beach! Just 2 lots away! Plus, it's green: solar for electricity and sink and shower water goes out to the garden - and we are committed to growing native, protected species at our place.

The perfect base for outdoorsy types. A beach cabana studio with clear views and few neighbors. Located on 2+ acres behind a locked gate for security, privacy and NO road dust. Less than 10 minutes from historic Todos Santos with all the amenities you need. Full water pressure with plenty of hot water. No roosters crowing at dawn to keep you awake! See our web site for more photos: www 'dot' sites 'dot' google 'dot' com/site/todoscasadeluna/

Casita de Luna is all about privacy and relaxation, a nature-oriented get-away. Sleep to the sound of waves crashing, wake to doves cooing, stroll along the white sandy beach, watch the whales breaching right off shore. If you prefer birding, watch osprey perched in the old-growth cactus or our resident baby quail and road-runners skittering across the road. The star gazing is great. Peace and tranquility, nothing to distract your view or your thoughts.

It is a large studio with wide windows facing incredible views (no exaggeration) to the east, south and west to the ocean. Furnished with:

* King bed (or 2 singles)

* Sofa/futon bed

* Kitchen table

* New stove

* New fridge

* Full complement of cooking/eating utensils and linens.

* Chairs and recliner available for lounging on the porch or terraza and a hammock on the beach side in the shade.

* Daily afternoon breeze through ocean-side French doors to cool you or 2 ceiling fans.

* Stairs to terraza provide a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Laguna mountains, or just sit on the corner of the front porch and soak it all in. Great spots for sunset and star gazing after a day on the beach.

* Currently, no wifi, but we just go down the road to La Esquina for breakfast or beer and free wifi (will consider installation on request).

Surfing, swimming, fishing, shopping, snorkeling, beach combing, hiking, biking, great dining are all available in the area. Todos Santos is an ecclectic mix of artists, musicians, surfers, organic farmers, fishermen and rave-reviewed chefs! This interesting cultural blend provides a variety of interesting galleries, restaurants and eco-experiences to choose from. One of our favorites is helping release baby sea turtles back to the ocean, just up the beach from our casita. Contact us for an affordable vacation spot and info on the local attractions.

The local 16% IVA Tax is included.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Cathy Stewart (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Cathy Stewart

Being an ecologist and science teacher, we love the outdoors and seem to have instilled that in our 2 kids. We spend most of our time outdoors in Todos Santos, even if it's swinging in the hammock and reading.

Cathy Stewart purchased this studio in 2004

Why Cathy Stewart chose Baja California Sur

We love the Mexican culture, the Spanish language and the outdoors. Todos Santos is a small, friendly community that allows us to engage in all three interests, and in a relaxed setting! There is an interesting blend of international (US, Canadian, Italian, French) and Mexican cultures, inspired by the natural surroundings to produce an eclectic art and food scene in town.

What makes this studio unique

Walking on the beach with it all to yourself is very restful for us. We LOVE falling asleep to the booming of waves and waking to the sound of birds chirping in the morning. Relaxing on the porch or watching the sunset are the main reasons we come down - to restore ourselves.

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

Casita de Luna - Great Coastal View & Seclusion
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
San Francisco
4

Cute little house on a nice beach

  • 4 of 5

Very quaint and cute house in an excellent location on the beach in Todos Santos. We enjoyed walking to the beach daily and watching the sunset. The rooftop deck is great for enjoying the views of the neighborhood, the ocean and sunsets. The location of the house is hard to beat - it has a large yard and is surrounded on two sides by vacant land. Lots of space to enjoy yourself. The owner, Cathy, was extremely responsive and a lovely hostess. Thank you again for allowing our dogs to accompany us - they really enjoyed the proximity to the beach, daily beach runs, and relaxing in the large yard. We all enjoyed watching the local wildlife, including large jack rabbits, lizards, and many beautiful birds that would come out at dusk (my favorites are the ones I describe as wearing "top hats"). The house is a very close distance to all the restaurants and shops in town. The house is powered by solar, and we learned not to use too many devices at once. Thanks again for a lovely experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great rental

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from it all this is the rental for you. Casita de luna is a small, clean, comfortable but simple space, close to the ocean but not too close to the town of Todos Santos. Probably best to have a car if you rent here but perfectly located if you do. The owner was great. Very responsive. We recommend this this place highly

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Casita magico

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week enjoying the peace and relaxation of Casita de Luna. Owner is friendly and very responsive to questions before and during stay. Location is excellent for taking in nature, which abounds. The charming town is just minutes away. The diversity of songbirds, and spotting whales off the coast right from the little covered patio, a delight. The casita is comfortable and well cared for.The only thing I could have wished for was a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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prineville oregon USA
5

Rented in March 2014

  • 5 of 5

Casita de luna was the perfect spot for our week in Todos Santos while visiting friends. My husband and I had no car but friends took us around the area most of our stay. We walked to the shops in town along the ocean side roads one day and the round trip was about 7 miles. It is an interesting walk away from the busy paved main road passing mansions and local Mexican homes while wending through a bit of desert and along some of the dunes. If one has no transport though I would recommend acquiring something for getting around when one needs supplies or for further exploring.

In our view this little rental was unbeatable and we will return when we’re able. It is aesthetically pleasing- simple, efficient, immaculate, a very comfortable bed and well stocked with vacation amenities… comfy movable chairs, guide books, reading material, extra kitchen items like seasonings, dry goods, condiments … flashlights, candles- extra toiletries like shampoo and bug spray…good bottled water. Plentiful hot water, lights and a very nice shower.

The ocean location is just right. Away from beach traffic but an easy stroll to it, quiet with the ocean waves echoing as in an amphitheater with the changing tides, and the moonlight over the white casita and the sand, spilling though windows- magical and amazing, a real retreat.

The natural world access from this casita is wonderful. A short walk brings one to the hatching sea turtle release site where you can join in watching the babies make their dash to the Pacific Ocean. Whales do pass and keeping eyes open even in rough waters from the kitchen window we viewed a humpback breaching. One will see ocean and desert birds, and the view from the protected rooftop perch, perfect for a pause and a sit down is splendid.

So in our view, the owner has it just right for the makings of a trip of a lifetime. We recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great little quiet place!

  • 4 of 5

One morning we drank coffee on the porch and watched whales breeching, listening to the many different birds singing!! Love this quiet little place. We were able to save money by buying food at some of the local markets and cook at home. Casita De Luna is in a great location, close enough to town and an easy drive to many different beaches. The people in Todos Santos were welcoming, friendly. The owner of Casita De Luna was very helpful, giving us tips for our trip. The Casita is clean and well stocked with spices and such for cook - and books! Definitely worth checking this great little place out!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Baja vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The casita has a very open, peaceful, relaxing quality. The perfect homebase for exploring the charming town of Todos Santos, the local beaches, breathtaking hikes and easy access to La Paz. About a 10 minute walk down the beach and we were able to watch baby sea turtles being released each night, and a couple of us got to go on "Turtle Patrol" to rescue freshly laid turtle eggs. Just a short drive and we were on the Fisherman's Beach and bought fresh fish directly from the fishermen. A short, but steep, hike from the Fisherman's beach and we had a breathtaking view of a protected cove. An hour's drive away in La Paz and we swam with whale sharks. A tremendous experience. All of these great adventures during the day, and then we returned to the very welcoming casita, to sit out on the front porch up or on the roof terrace and watch gorgeous sunsets (often marguerita in hand). We saw whales spouting every day from the porch and while washing dishes at the kitchen sink. The casita was very clean and comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend the casita to anyone. The pictures do not do it justice. It's hard to capture its personality in pictures.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Los Cabos (SJD) or La Paz, Baja Calif Sur, Mexico
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
La Esquina
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
La Paz, BCS
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Cabo San Lucas
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Esquina
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
We're on it! Las Tunas Barrio
Car: necessary

Whale watching, baby sea turtle releasing, beach combing, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, back packing, bird watching, star gazing, shopping at boutiques and art galleries in Todos Santos - just 10 minutes away with complete range of restaurants from taco stands to international cuisine.

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Rates & Availability

Todos Santos Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring & Fall Special
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$65
$450
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$80
$525
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

We require a $100 US dollar damage deposit and $20 cleaning deposit given to the property manager upon arrival. He will return damage deposit to you when you leave if no damage has occurred, other than small incidental wear and tear. The cleaning deposit also is returned unless you leave the place trashed. which has happened only once. A 3% fee added for credit card charge.Thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Baja California Sur Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in shower with bench (to sit and wash your feet) and plenty of shelves and racks for towels and toiletries. Bathroom sink outside of toilet/shower area for easier access when shower or toilet is occupied!
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Studio with King size bed (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) if the king bed is separated. Mattress covers, sheets and comforters available for both situations.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
On 2 acres with gated side road for security, privacy and away from road dust, with minimal neighbors. Forty acres of cactus forest to our south and 16 empty acres to the east. French doors open onto front porch with full, beautiful view of the Pacific ocean and SIerra Laguna mountains to the east. Fully solar powered with full water pressure and plenty of hot water!

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