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Ocean view home ~ Enjoy our Art Work & Extra Amenities!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,530 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Las Gaviotas, exclusive resort in the heart of the Baja Rivera!

Our modest vacation home is located in the beautiful exclusive beachfront community of Las Gaviotas, the Heart of the Baja Rivera...approximately 40 mins from the U.S. Border, south of San Diego. We have a 3 bedroom ~ 3 bath vacation family home. Maximum 6 person including children. Unfortunately, no pets allowed.

OCEAN VIEW:

Casa Franz is located in the middle of the complex, on the 3rd Tier below the Tennis courts, as road noise traffic is non-existent as compared to the 3 story condo units on back tier to which previous guests have commented & experienced as source of vehicular traffic noise. Casa Franz enjoyes it piece and quiet from the ocean waves with a green belt in front view giving our guests an extra pleasure.

SUMMER DISCOUNTS:

As we end the 2017 summer season, earned discounts to our guests with stays over 3 days: WE REWARD REPEAT GUESTS for Early Booking, Returning Guests, US Veterans, Seniors 65+, Free Extra Nite Specials with a 4+ Day Stay get a 5 nite Free and much more. Pls. Note: Discounts are calculated on the base rental amount, Not the total amount paid. On your first visit back, earned discount accumulate over 4 revisits and is paid separately at the end of your stay via Paypal or by Check and based on the total percentage not to exceed 25%. FOR DETAILS SEE MISC ~ HOSPITALITY WEB SITE.

More Details

Owner
Arturo Franz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Arturo Franz

I'm a retired mortgage banker and was one of the first homeowners to purchase and build our vacation home. For years, we used it as our get-away for school & vacation breaks with our children who are now grown up. It is a great family retreat and our home is located on the 3rd tier below the Tennis court and we are about 1 1/2 blocks from the beach front. My wife, Amy & I have taken great pride in outfitting the interior with original art work from local artists in the area. As the viewer of our photo will note and past guests, we have not overloaded our wall spaces with too much Art work or create cluttered effect. Each Art piece, uniquely selected is placed on to itself so that the wall space around gives it more importance and meaning.

Arturo Franz purchased this house in 1976

Why Arturo Franz chose Northern Baja

LAS GAVIOTAS IS A PREMIER VACATION RESORT LIKE NONE OTHER IN THE BAJA RIVIERA. WITH IT'S TIER LEVEL COMMUNITY DESIGN, ALL HOMES HAVE UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF THE OCEAN. NOTHING COMPARES TO LAS GAVIOTAS, WITH ITS SPACIOUS GARDENS, WALKWAYS, AND CLIFF SIDE PROMENADES WITH SPLASHING SURF WAVES MAKING THIS

A PHOTOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE FOR ALL OCCASIONS.

OUR MEXICAN ART HOUSE GALLERY! UNIQUE & LIKE NONE OTHER IN LAS GAVIOTAS!

Our house was designed by my brother, an Architect and we put a lot of emphasis in bringing out the Mexican character of a traditionally constructed home. We think of it as a Modern Mexican & Contemporary vacation split-level home with High Vaulted Ceilings throughout and with an open concept Kitchen-Dining-Living room to maximize space for beach viewing from the front of the home. The Downstairs bedroom is more private & quieter with a reading area and with it's own private on-suite bathroom. Check out the blending of our vibrant tile colors which accents our themes of cobalt blue, terracotta and bright yellow, famously called "Amarillo Franz."

A MODEST BUT EXCLUSIVE VACATION RETREAT:

Enjoy the artwork, a select sampling of local artists and artisans placed throughout our vacation home giving it a art gallery feel complimenting our modern contemporary home design accented with our unique & rare multi-color hanging lamps & sconces known as "Paletas or Ice Cream Bars."

THE PRIVACY AND SECURITY OF LAS GAVIOTAS:

Las Gaviotas, a unique and upscale vacation community is the heart of the Baja Rivera with 24/7 security services makes your stay safe and enjoyable. Many owners and guests walk & jog at all hours around the complex enjoying the cliff side promenades. Security Officers regularly patrol all areas of the complex to ensure your safety.

What makes this house unique

THE BENEFITS OF A UNIQUE & SMARTLY DESIGNED HOME...

Our place is small but comfortable and is used mostly for casual light eating. For dinner, we go out to our favorite restaurants. However, for those with cooking interests, we do have a micro-wave/convention oven and a 4 burner range with a dishwasher & midsize refrigerator. There is no regular oven as our intent has always been to discourage large cooking events, ie., roasting turkeys and/or baking hams. However, on the deck, for those "grilling cooks", we have a stainless steel gas BBQ station which really compliments and separates the kitchen function from the heavier barbecuing activities; while cooking on the deck you can sip a few Margaritas!

EXTRA AMENITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT:

* OUTDOOR SHOWER ~ RACK FOR SURFERS.

* SECURITY SAFE ~ Guest Closet to store your valuables, cash & passports with a dedicated key strictly held by primary Guest.

* FIRST AID KIT ~ LOCATED IN THE UTILITY CLOSET

* VOLLEYBALL AND SHUFFLEBOARD SET set in Guest Closet.

* EXTRA SPICE RACK ~ Kitchen Counter.

* SHOT GLASSES & WINE GLASSES ~ BYO TEQUILA AND WINE.

* FULL SET OF YELLOW TOWELS IN EACH BATHROOM

* FULL SET OF BEACH TOWELS ~ GUEST CLOSET - NO NEED TO BRING YOURS!

* GAS BBQ ON DECK.

* SPECIAL OCCASION ~ LET US KNOW...WE PROVIDE CHAMPAGNE!

* COMPLIMENTARY 1 GALLON BOTTLE OF WATER

CASA FRANZ SET FOR SUMMER AS WELL AS WINTER.

During the summer months (Apr - Sep) are the best in terms of clear weather & warmer temperatures with views from the kitchen, living room, dining and mostly the deck. However, don't miss out on the Winter season (Oct-Mar) as our rates are lower and the unique opportunity to enjoy the refreshing brisk cool weather as the winter solstice begins . Sunsets are especially fantastic in Reds and Orange hues. We have a fireplace with the use of the flame logs to create a nice cozy fireside mood complimented with our small built in wall space heaters in every room, just in case it gets too chilly.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house was more than what we expected! The home is beautiful, clean, and everything you need is available. Amazing views of the ocean! Arturo is very helpful and easy to work with. Thank you again for everything and hope to be back very soon and hopefully for a longer stay.
Apr 2015
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Amenities

Las Gaviotas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1530 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1st Floor - toilet , shower , Private to this bedroom
    Bathroom 3rd - 2nd Floor - toilet , shower , Private to this Bedroom
    Bathroom 2nd - Twin bedroom - toilet , shower , This bathroom functions as a guest bath & for bedroom #2
  • Each bathroom has complimentary liquid soaps: Hand, body wash and shampoo.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2nd - Twin ~ 2nd Floor - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom for the twin bedroom is the guest bathroom
    Bedroom 1st Floor - 1 double , Private en suite - Shower
    Bedroom 3rd ~ 2nd Floor - 1 double , Considered the Master with Private en suite - shower
  • All bedrooms are private.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
SURFBOARDS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE STORED ANYWHERE INSIDE OUR VACATION HOME....ALSO NO WAXING ON THE PREMISES. However, Near the main entrance, on the east side setback, there is a shower station with a surfboard rack & hooks for wet suits. Please use the shower station to rinse off sand from beach attire and wet suits..

Reviews

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Ocean view home ~ Enjoy our Art Work & Extra Amenities!
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 20 reviews
La Jolla
5

What a great place !

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Casa Franz! This home has lots of charm and everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. The location is perfect. Beds were comfortable and clean . We had a great stay here . They even left a bottle of champagne for my wife's birthday. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We forward to your future stay!
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Torrance, California
5

Nice family vaca

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two daughters got a chance to join some friends at Las Gaviotas for a weekend getaway. When we started looking at many options in the Las Gaviotas community. the Casa Franz home stood out as a good blend of value, plenty of space and nice decor.

The owners replied quickly to requests and the reservation process with simple and quick.

Upon arrival, we were pleased with the layout. There ws plenty of space for our family to spread out in the house (lower bedroom and upper living space, bedrooms and kitchen). There is adequate selection of cooking tools and kitchen space.

Having girls, there was plenty of bathroom space to meet there "high maintenance" needs :). In terms of location within the community, the balcony offers a decent view of the ocean which helped with scoping out the waves before a morning session.

The walk to the beach and promenade was brief, only a couple minutes to walk down the pathways (steps) between houses.

One of convenient features is the outside shower and surfboard stands to store our boards and wetsuits.

Overall, nice house with some cool Mexican decor to add to the authentic experience.

I would recommend Casa Franz to families looking for a relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we really appreciate your family perspective on your stay to Casa Franz. We would love to have you as a repeat guest!
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Whittier,California
5

Our Family had a great stay at this beautiful warm home!

  • 5 of 5

Our Family had a great stay at this beautiful warm home!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Beautiful and better then I had thought.

  • 5 of 5

First time here and I have to say it was great! I was very comfortable walking around and the community was very secure. Saturday was by far the best with the fresh fish guy and the taco man set up by the pool. I am positive I will be returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another Great Stay!

  • 4 of 5

We are repeat visitors to Casa Franz and had another great stay. The house has everything you need and Arturo is very responsive to any requests. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exclusively Modest Contemporary Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Kathy & Ryan, our guests loved Casa Franz #146. Very contemporary with beautiful artwork from Mexico. The use of tile colors of blue, rust and yellow is accented through out this lovely vacation home flowing through every bathroom, kitchen and deck.

Love this place...would gladly come again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Susanna's Cuisine of the Californias
"Excellent food....One of our favorites"
El Nido Restaurant
"A must eat restaurant! Been going for over 30 years. Grill meat with Mesquite wood."
Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
Tijuana International Airport (TIJ)
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Real Del Mar, BajaMar
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
Toll Road 'Cuota'
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ollie's Pizza
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
Playa La Mision
Car: recommended

Baja Studios is about 5 min drive north on the 'free' road where the Titanic, Master & Commander movies were made. You need to inquire whether tours are available.

Ensenada is a port city. About 45 min beautiful seaside drive. The main street has been restrict to vehicular traffic and make for nice shopping outing with hundreds of curios shops, restaurants and bars.

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Rates & Availability

Las Gaviotas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Senior Citizen's Day
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,820
 
 
Labor Day Week 4th nite free
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Mex Independance 4th Nite FREE
Sep 14 2017 - Sep 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
Winter 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
From
$210
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $500

US VETS, EARLY BIRD BOOKING, Seniors, Mini CARS & Community Charity Events and Repeat guest GET DISCOUNTS ~ SEE MISC SECTION/HOSPITALITY~MINIMUM OF 3 DAY STAY.

20% Renter's tax, includes processing credit card, processing fees.
All Special Event Weekends include complimentary gift and 1 Champagne bottle.
$400 ~ 600 Security Deposit refundable less expenses within 5 business days. Discounts added to Refunds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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