|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Newly renovated historic home. Center of La Paz, 1.5 blocks from the Malecon and beach. It has just been renovated with all the modern amenities. Located in the 'epicenter' of La Paz near the cathedral, fine restaurants, coffee houses, art galleries, supermarket, etc...Walk to everywhere! The beach is a one minute walk. The property is situated caddy corner from the famous historical landmark "Aramburo" supermarket. A small but extremely well stocked market. Famous for their meat, hence the large Heiffer on the roof. Very convenient anything you need at anytime just a few steps away.
The main house (old house) has 2 bedrooms and one bathroom with shower. There is a huge living room/dining room and a fully equipped kitchen with 6 burner stove with an oven. The refrigerator has a good size freezer with drawers and a super freeze setting for fish that needs to travel.
There is a common outside living area with furniture, a fish smoker, a large old fashioned charcoal BBQ with a hand crank and a 2 burner cooking station. Laundry room with large sink, counter, washer and drier. The house sleeps 4.
There is a casita on the same property (separate entrance and rents separately, see: "Casita Tamarindo") it is in the back of the garden by a 120 year old tamarind tree. The ground floor is a studio with kitchen/dining and a couch that splits in a Queen bed with a thick, comfortable orthopedic foam mattress. There is one bathroom with shower.
The upstairs is a bedroom with a full size bed and a high end memory foam twin bed. There is one bathroom with shower as well. There is an outdoor living area too for the casita and a balcony with chairs with view of the ocean.
Canadian expat from Quebec who made it to Mexico via Los Angeles, CA.
Christine purchased this house in 2014
My husband and I have been looking for years to purchase a historic home. We finally found one!
A real Mexican house from the 1890's and the best location in La Paz!
I stayed 3 weeks in Casa dela Vaquita while doing some work in La Paz, and to come back to the tranquil courtyard here was divine! Started the day with coffee in hand to stroll 2 blocks to the sand, watched the sunrise light up the Sierra Giganta across the sea; often ended the day the same way, only with una copa de vino on the sand, watching the sky colored by sunset. Beds are great, the remodel saved the best parts of this casa vieja, and for being in the center of town (across from one of the oldest & best groceries in town, never worry if you run out of wine!) with restaurants and cafes and lively nightspots all around, the peace and quiet within Casa V was remarkable! Kevin and Christine are hosts excelente! and were a pleasure to get to know.
PLUS! you won't need to rent a car to get around town: taxista stand across the street, new buses as well as the peseras run by often, and geez, you'll be in the heart of the city, and walking La Paz has always been a treat (so long as you watch where you put your feet!) Both the main house and the casita are delightful places to call home while in La Paz. You should be so lucky!
My good friend Keith, an actor and musician, and I, a construction contractor, have missed our friends Kevin and Christine ever since they made the decision to move to a less stressful environment: La Paz in Baja California, Mexico.
In Woodland Hills, they were the most gracious hosts of many dinner parties, from dress-up formal to very informal pizza parties. The pizzas were a group effort made easy by many enthusiastic hands and baked in their wood-fired backyard pizza oven. To be invited to any of their parties was always a big deal! Good food, great wines, plentiful beer, and intelligent conversation always made for a wonderful time.
So, Keith and I, finding a window of opportunity earlier this month of July 2014, decided to spend a week with our friends, and to decompress in La Paz.
Kevin and Christine were, as expected, delighted to see us and did all they could to make our stay at the newly renovated Casa Vaquita enjoyable. Keith made himself at home in the upstairs room of the little casita on the property, enjoying a view of the bay from the balcony, while I chose to stay in a room attached to the main house, where I needn't climb any stairs.
The rooms are all beautifully decorated with local art, and authentic touches are apparent. Going from the stressful and often rude world of Los Angeles to a vastly more polite society added greatly to the enjoyment of our vacation!
The courtyard of Casa Vaquita has a barbeque grill and smoker, so I foresee some raucous parties there in the very near future. It's in a perfect spot, close to the boat docks, for Scuba clubs looking for an inexpensive warm-water destination.
The four of us were able to get away on their boat several times for scuba diving and snorkeling. We visited the wreck of the Salvatierra, huge ferry boat, and the island chain, Ispiritu Santos. 85 degree water temperature is easy to take! Great visibility and lots of critters to admire and photograph.
We also had the opportunity to vist several great local restaurants for many of our meals. All were very reasonably priced. Imagine: full breakfasts including coffee and juice for less than $4.00!
On one of the days that Kevin had to attend to the needs of a friend, we visited Todos Santos, a little town of artisans and quint bars and restaurants on the Pacific side.
On our last day, Christine made a wonderful fresh clam sauce and pasta for all of us so we'd remember to come back!
Proximity to the heart of La Paz which is the Malecon (beach boardwalk).
Corner of Miguel Hidalgo and Francisco Madero. DO NOT use Google Maps, they send you far inland!
From the Malecon going North, pass the Bismarkcito restaurant, turn right at the OXXO and go up hill one block, pass Belisario Dominguez, the house os on the left on the corner of Francisco Madero. Gray with white iron work, baby cow on the roof.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Booking is not refundable within 30 days or less of the check in date. We will credit you toward future bookings if there is availability. If the rate increases the guest is responsible for the difference. There is no expiration on this.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.