Our home is located in the CostaBaja resort in the Las Colinas hillside homes. This small group of homes overlooks the Sea of Cortez, the city of La Paz, a small lake with fountain, and the Gary Player designed 18 hold golf course. Our home is one of the few that are single units not attached to another. It is ideally situated as the last of only two houses on a small cul-de-sac off the main entry road which provides greater privacy, but it is only steps away from the beautiful infinity pool overlooking the Sea, Ciwty, and a golf fairway. It is a gated, 24 hour secure and very safe neighborhood. The view from the home and pool are magical, both during the sunny days and in the evenings when the city lights sparkle and lake lights show the shimmer of the fountain.
The house is 2 bedrooms plus an office / den and 2 full bathrooms and comes fully furnished with everything you need to enjoy your stay in La Paz. The office includes an HP Printer and larger monitor to hook up your laptop. We purchased the home as a primary residence and so have made numerous improvements to the typical home in the neighborhood. Because we enjoy entertaining and cooking, we have modified the kitchen significantly. We redesigned the standard kitchen and added 8 kitchen cabinets as well as 2 very large pantry cabinets, each with 3 fixed shelves and 4 very convenient slide-out ones for easier storage and access. We also added a marble backsplash for ease of cleaning. The kitchen has GE Profile refrigerator, convection oven and stovetop, dishwasher, and microwave as well as other small appliances, and a large double sink with sprayer. Off the kitchen is a dining area with table and chairs with a direct view over the lake and the Sea.
The main entrance to the house is through a courtyard gate into a garden area with tropical plants and outdoor canvas chairs for reading, having a glass of wine, listening to music, or talking with friends. The courtyard makes for a great extension to the house, especially in the warmer weather since it is shaded with our custom wooden pergola with ceiling fan and light. Opening the sliding doors to the courtyard and front terrace provides pleasant sea breezes through the main living areas. There is also an entrance from the carport to the office / den.
The living room has a large comfortable sofa, leather chair and ottoman, coffee table, 2 end tables, and 2 counter-height leather high-backed stools that can be positioned for greater seating capacity for entertaining or for watching sports with friends on the new 55 inch flat screen high definition TV. There is also a stereo and DVD player.Connect your IPAD or IPOD to the stereo and you will have all your favorite music! Sitting in the living room you have a great view of the Sea and passing boats!
The large master bedroom is furnished with a king-sized bed, a large 9 drawer dresser and mirror, 2 smaller bedside dressers, a floor lamp, and a new 40 inch HD flat screen TV. You can relax in bed and watch boats go by in the Sea of Cortez. The en suite master bath has a double sink vanity, drawer and shelf storage, and a large mirror. There is a large walk-in tiled rain shower and a jetted bathtub, as well as a walk-in closet, and a separate toilet closet. A large linen closet is at the entrance to the master bedroom, and there is a sliding door to the large front terrace.
The guest bedroom contains a queen-sized bed, a large 10 drawer dresser with mirror, a smaller 4 drawer bedside dresser, and a small walk-in closet. Next to the 2nd bedroom is a 2nd full bath with walk-in rain shower and a single sink vanity with storage. The office / den is across from the second bath. It is furnished with a small desk, an L-shaped desk extension, lamp, 2 bookcases, a reading library, and a monitor to connect to your laptop. There is wireless internet throughout the house. In this area is a laundry closet with stackable washer and dryer and cleaning supplies.
A 32 foot front terrace with overhead fan offers a direct view of the Sea of Cortez, the small lake with fountain, the city of La Paz, and a glimpse of the golf course. This is the perfect spot for your morning coffee or evening drinks, and provides spectacular sunsets. There is also a small 8 foot garden area. On the terrace, you will find a counter height table and 4 chairs for dining out and outdoor folding canvas chairs for additional seating. A propane BBQ grill is located here as well for. We also provide a card table, table cloths and 4 chairs for entertaining larger groups.
Each room has individual room controlled A/Cs, and there are ceiling fans in the master bedroom, the living room, and on the front terrace and in the courtyard. The infinity pool, steps from our house is a beautiful 40 meter pool, with sunny as well as shaded areas furnished with loungers and a covered area of tables and chairs for eating, entertaining or events.
We include the private Beach Club membership with your rental. This membership offers you a Sea front restaurant and bar with internet, an Olympic sized infinity pool with many sitting areas, a jacuzzi, a large beach area furnished with several types of lounge chairs and hammocks, shower and restroom area, gym with fitness equipment, 2 beach-side tennis courts, and a sandy and swimmable beach leading toward the resort hotel. There are 4 restaurants within the resort. Azul, is one of the best restaurants in La Paz, an excellent Italian restaurant, an innovative sushi restaurant, the Beach Club restaurant, and a Breeze Market for lunches and convenience items. Around the marina are also services such as a laundry and a medical office. There is also a scenic and challenging Gary Player designed 18-hole golf course with amazing views of the Sea which is available for separate fees. Large boat outer and a smaller boat inner marina, with Fun Baja providing whale and sea lion watching and snorkeling and diving trips, round out the resort facilities. The Beach Club also rents kayaks, small sailboats, water-bikes, and paddle boards.
While every unit in Las Colinas with the amenities of the resort offers a great place to spend a few days or weeks vacationing, or as a longer-term residence, we believe you will agree that our home provides a very comfortable home suitable for short or longer-term rentals. We have lived comfortably here for 3 years and plan to rent it beginning May 1st while we resume our love for travel! It has not been rented prior to this.