About this listing
The units have two large bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a kingsized bed in the front bedroom which opens onto the front terrace. The terrace has four chairs and a large table plus a lounge chair. Both bathrooms have showers.
Bed and Breakfast, plus walk to everything in La Paz. Our location is convenient, in an old traditional neighborhood not far from the old downtown and very close to the waterfront promenade knows as El Malecon. Our five story building has a modern elevator and our suites have the best views in town.
Our two bedroom, two bath condos with big covered terraces each enjoy a wide ocean view and are furnished like home with well equipped kitchens. Our heated pool is long enough to swim laps in and is well protected from the winter sea breezes. Breakfast is served poolside from 8 to 10am. Your hosts, myself, Gail Theurel, and my husband, Gonzalo, will share travel advice and tips to help you make the most of your visit to our area. See our guest's comments on www.tripadvisor, then contact us direct to make your reservations.
The prices for each suite given on our (email hidden) is for two guests in the suite. Add $10US for each additional person. Up to six people can comfortably be accomodated in each unit. Las Gaviotas Resort is a great place for a couple, a family or a group of friends.
The kitchens are equipped with a full sized refridgerator, stovetop, microwave oven, blender, toaster, coffeemaker, dishes, serving dishes, pots and pans, etc.
The dining room has a table with 4 - 6 chairs and the living room is furnished with a comfortable sofa, loveseat, chair and end tables. The 27 inch TV is connected to cable and has many channels. Wireless internet is usually available throughout the property at no extra charge. A small safebox is located in each master bedroom.
There is a kingsized bed in the master bedroom, a queensized bed in the second bedroom, a futon in the living area and a single folding portable bed in a closet that can be set up and moved where convenient.
There is a parking space in the enclosed garage for you if you need it. A large well kept pool is located in the back of the building. The pool is heated in the winter. Breakfast is served for guests from 8 - 10am and is included in the price. It consists of coffee, tea, fruit juice (usually fresh), toast made from home-made bread and eggs as you like them with bacon, yogur, cereales...
A gas bar-b-que grill is available for guest use near the pool. Maintenance or cleaning staff and a nightwatchmen are always on duty. If you need someone you can ring the doorbell outside the lobby to get their attention and if they can't take care of you they will contact us. We live in the building as well.
Your suite will be cleaned daily, just like a hotel. A hairdryer, clothes iron and ironing board are available upon request. Beach towels are provided for pool and beach use. There is a self serve washer and dryer available for $70 pesos per load. Detergent and fabric softener are provided for you. Did I mention FREE WIFI? Wifi is usually available in your suite and throughout the property.
Interaction with Guests
My husband and I are available if our guests need us for anything. We are serving the breakfast and will happily chat with you if you desire that. If you prefer minimal conversation, thats fine too. We can help you find your way around and help you deal with any problems that come up. We have a spare cell phone if you need one so you can have easy comunication with whoever you need it with. It is common for guests to meet and mingle over breakfast. They are a good source of travel info for one another and conversation is often interesting and even facinating.
You are a stones throw from the waterfront where a wide sidewalk can be observed from your terrace. The entire community enjoys walking and bicycling along this waterfront promenade. Throughout the summer you can hear the kids playing soccer and volleyball into the late hours.
We have a nice little grocery store about 6 minutes walk from our building. There are several if not many very good restaurants and taco stands within easy walking distance. A hospital/clinic is located about 12 minutes walk away; a distance of 6 short blocks.
Once you arrive at our building you will easily get around the city by walking. It is considered quite safe, but it is not recommended that you walk around with a beer in your hand nor is beachwear considered appropriate for walking in the street.
The waterfront bus station is about a 12 minutes walk from us. Just pull your suitcase right up the sidewalk to the right of the station as you are looking out at the beach. A taxi can bring you from there for less than five dollars US.
There are many taxis and buses that can take you around the city and to neighboring towns and to the beaches. There is one nice beach you can walk to comfortably but the best beaches are farther away. The buses and the taxis are very fairly priced; except the taxi to the hotel from the airport, which is just a bit expensive but it is a controlled price so nobody is going to take advantage of you when you by your ticket in the terminal upon arrival. You can easily rent a bike nearby.
Other Things to Note
The best seafood in the world can be enjoyed here in La Paz and it doesn't have to be expensive. There are amazing taco stands where you can enjoy fish, shrimp, mantaray, marlin, octopus, lobster, etc. etc., all in a taco. Our beaches, although out of town, are really beautiful. Don't miss out on snorkeling or kayaking if that is something you enjoy. Scuba diving and fishing are also popular. We also have a beautiful island that you should visit if at all possible. Espiritu Santo Island, accessible by boat is a wonderful day-trip. We send our guests with the best tour company and the best guides. Ask us if you are interested. We highly recommend it and guarantee it will be a highlight of your visit to La Paz.
No pets are allowed. No smoking is allowed in the interior of the suite. Smoking is allowed on the terrace with the doors closed. An ashtray is provided. Please don't play loud music or party in a way that will bother the neighbors. You are on the top floor so don't walk around in hard heeled shoes. It will really both the downstairs neighbors. Check-out time is 11am so the cleaning girl has time to get the place ready for the next guest. Exceptions can be made for a little later check-out in some cases.
There is still quite a tradition of fishing families here in La Paz. Many of the younger generation are now tour guides and take guests to the island or whale watching.