2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath House (1 Bedroom / 1 Bath Casitas rented separately)
Grace Ann Piano
- english, spanish
About Grace Ann Piano
I am an artist, college professor, and a holistic healer. I own 4 dogs who are onsite, Lola, Noodle, Canela and Nala. We all live here in Cerritos full time and will be here to take care of your every need.
Grace Ann Piano purchased this House in 2017
Why Grace Ann Piano chose El Pescadero
I fell in love with this place because it was close enough to everything and away enough from everything at the same time. The views are extraordinary, the ocean break is perfect to swim and catch some great waves. In the future, I plan on turning this place into a holistic / art center offering treatments, classes, seminars, and retreats. It is the perfect property for many different visions. What is yours?
What makes this House unique
I love the modern style of the home and the security and privacy the wall provides. You can let your pets run free! It is a stones throw to the best restaurant in town, Free Souls, and if you want something fast and delicious, there is a pizza place and a taco shop a short walk up the road. It is close enough to Todos Santos to take in the art, holistic treatments, yoga, shopping and great food.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
must negotiate party / event pricing first
only outside - never in the living areas
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Please keep gate closed at all times
No glass around the pool
Be mindful of consumption of electricity (solar - battery stored) and water (trucked in)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful place to relax
What a lovely vacation we had at Alma de Gracia. The property and house was well maintained and we enjoyed the pool on some very hot days! The area has a very magical feel and the owner was very helpful and kind, she even got our grocery’s many times. The location is perfect to walk to two different beaches, restaurants and bars yet it is far enough away from noise and activity. We all enjoyed our very relaxed, restful vacation. The property is not connected to the grid, there isn’t any at that location. It doesn’t take long to get used to solar power and water conservation, we were never without. Baja is amazing, we will be back!
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here at Alma de Gracia. It is always a pleasure to have wonderful guests who really appreciate what Baja and this property has to offer. Hope to share this place with many more free, unencumbered, lovely souls so come on down and experience the magic!
Great location, but not as advertised; communal living situation
We paid a premium for a "Private House" with a range of amenities that were not as advertised (some inaccuracies on the website have been corrected since our stay.) The privacy was minimal given that the owner lives in her RV on the driveway and uses the house power via an extension cord through an open window of the house. The "casita" mentioned is actually 2 units that had a couple in each; plus that, the owner invited friends (12 people total on the property that night) to camp on the roof of the casita, which is the primary outdoor living deck for all property occupants. The roof of the private house is covered in solar panels, which limits the outdoor seating area. Speaking of solar, the power, or lack thereof, was a problem two nights we were there. Although having no power may sound romantic, it also meant no water for showering, using the toilets or the sinks. Adding to the frustration, after the fact, the owner suggested the power outages were attributable to our use of the house blender (!) with no consideration of the myriad other high-use power items, such as pumps for the "hot" tub (that was never heated), the pool and the house water, just to name a few.
The overall cleanliness of the house, and the bedding in particular, was a concern. There are no onsite facilities for the owner to do the laundry, which may contribute to why the bedding was covered in dog hair and sand. When mentioned to the owner, she replied, "I live with dog hair and sand everywhere." That may be true, but this is not desirable when renting someone else's place.
The owner held on to our four figure security deposit for two weeks after we departed, and initiated the return only after we questioned its whereabouts and contacted VRBO. At the time of our stay, a conversation with the owner about a credit for some of the issues already mentioned was agreed to, but after the fact, she reneged, telling us it was not an agreement and we were the only people who were not satisfied with their stay. In fact, however, while we were there, one couple left the property a day early, frustrated by the accommodations - a conversation with the owner that we were privy to given the open window and close living quarters.
The location and house itself are pretty. It was unfortunate that the amenities and the owner's response to our concerns tainted our stay. The rest of our time in Baja was glorious and untarnished. We highly recommend a trip to Baja.
We here at Alma de Gracia promote community, relaxation, unplugging from it all, toes in the sand, dog friends, romantic candlelight nights, bird song filled mornings, music, surfing, good food, beach walks, camping, swimming and surfing. This is the spirit of Cerritos and Baja. This is also my home in the desert that I am sharing with the vacationing community. If you want to get away from it all and leave your white gloves and your misguided perceptions at home, please come and visit. We hope to only attract people whose vibrations vibe with the spirit of Baja and who love this place, and we have been very successful in doing so up until this client. I do not recommend having this person stay at your place. She is one of those who wants everything they way it is at her home, who looks for something wrong with a situation and who doesn't know how to relax. She looks for ways to destroy you. Stay clear. Come to Cerritos and you will understand, Alma de Gracia is an amazing place. Peace
Great host and great nights at this house!
The host was amazing at alma de gracia. She fill up all our needs. She even went to the store a couple of times and got our groceries for Dinner. The night skies were gorgeous from this house. Children friendly and pet friendly.
I am so happy you enjoyed it here. It was a joy to have you. You all are like family to me and I hope we can have beautiful days and nights together again soon. Peace and Love