Villa Guest Suite, Central Baja

Villa - Private room · Carretera Federal, San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Your host, Karen
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The Space

First floor guest suite with private bath. Private entrance.

Halfway between Tijuana and Cabo San Lucas (in the fishing village of San Lucas), this villa has its own citrus orchard and vegetable garden. Located one mile from the Sea of Cortez, you'll have easy access to swimming, fishing, kayaking, diving, or whale watching. Outside the stone walls, the desert is yours to explore on foot or by bike. Besides the fabulous scenery, there are over 70 species of birds resident in this area. Explore UN Heritage Site cave paintings, or visit a working mine or geothermal plant near the Tres Virgines volcano.

Located ten miles south of Santa Rosalia and 35 miles north of Mulege, these towns not only have incredible charm but excellent dining. To get there, you can drive down the incredible Baja 1, one of the most beautiful drives in the world. By air, Loreto is a 2 1/2 hour drive north. Or you can fly into Guaymas and get to Santa Rosalia by ferry or air shuttle.

The owners are usually resident there from December through mid-June. If you visit then, you'll have good company, intelligent conversation, and gourmet meals. From mid-October to mid-December as well as April and May, the climate is like Hawaii. February and March often have high winds that limit outdoor activities. From June through November, you can have the whole house to yourself. The summer is a good time for fishing, and the weather is hot.

Our caretaker is a famous Mexican author who speaks perfect English, and he's there every morning to assist you. Bring your own computer, and enjoy our extensive library.

First floor bedroom with private bath accommodation only. You will be hard pressed to find such luxurious accommodations at such a reasonable price.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
  • Karen was fantastic, and went above my expectations to make me feel at home! The house is incredible, and was like a step back to a slower paced, more civilized time. The room, bed and bathroom were clean and comfortable. Close to the city, so you hear noise from the freeway which can be minimized by shutting the window, but isolated enough to hear some animal sounds at night! Amazing breakfast in the morning too!

    July 2014
  • I rented a charming bedroom and bathroom in this quaint private home with beautiful views. The property is located in a lovely neighborhood which is walking distance to campus. I felt very safe and comfortable and appreciated being able to stay there when all the hotels in Eugene and Springfield were booked. It worked out very nicely.

    June 2014
  • Karen was a lovely host! The room was very comfortable. The accommodations are accurately depicted in the photos. She served a delicious breakfast!

    June 2014
  • Once again, another fantastic weekend spent with Karen! Always going above and beyond. Karen has truly turned into a dear dear friend!

    November 2013
  • If you are looking for an authentic experience in a real Hemingway hideaway, this is it. If you are looking for a 5 star resort and hotel, this is not it, in a really good way. This is perhaps the most fascinating home I have stayed in on AirBnB. The walls are lined with shelves stacked full of books. The living room is very comfortable and the wrap-around porch is super accommodating. I loved talking to the caretaker "Memo de la Playa" a well spoken old fisherman turned writer. He shared with us the history of the area and I must say I could have listened for hours.

    One of my favorite things was the record player and the lights out music collection. The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Clash, Simon and Garfunkel there were dozens of records and we played music non-stop from our arrival until we checked out. There is nothing like vinyl to leave you feeling transported back in time.

    The house is tucked into a real Baja neighborhood so if you want to see how real people live south of the US border spend some time here. It is safe, but also quite eyeopening if you have never ventured very far from the resort before.

    This house is a work in progress and we knew that going in. There are two or three building projects happening on the property and the upstairs is yet to be finished. You can however access the second story balcony for a killer view.

    I enjoyed this house it felt like a place taken from the pages of good fiction, a perfect place for your Mexican immersion or to hide from the world while you write the next great American novel.

    November 2013
  • Wow, thank you so much for opening your house to 11 football fans! The place was great, and Karen and her husband are excellent hosts. The only downside was the lack of TV (especially for those with Saturday morning matter we made our way to the WILD DUCK to watch the early games and explored campus from there). For those that are looking for a walk-able location to the Stadium or the Track, you have to be in shape, but this is an excellent location, especially for larger groups.

    October 2013
  • Thank you so much for being such a wonderful host. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and thank you for sharing your special story. We loved the breakfast, the beds were very comfortable and we truly appreciated your gracious hospitality. Looking forward to another visit soon.

    October 2013
  • What a fantastic weekend! Thank you so much Karen for your warm hospitality and lovely conversation. Your home is amazingly eclectic; full of history and stories....and the view!! Our room was perfect! I'm not sure I will ever stay in a Eugene hotel again, you will always be my first choice! In fact, just hours into our visit we already booked our next trip to Eugene with Karen!

    October 2013
  • We had a nice stay. Very clean, amazing view, great breakfast and Karen is a wonderful host. I would recommend her house for anyone. Plus, she's right next to Prefontaine's memorial rock which was very moving.

    October 2013
  • Lovely house and lovely host. Will be my first call next time we plan a visit to Eugene. Thanks, Karen

    September 2013
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University of Oregon/Stanford/University of Illinois
writers and artists and sporadic social activists
Avid readers, writers, art collectors, artists and gardeners. The restoration of our home in Eugene and the construction of our stone house in Mexico are our abiding avocations/vocations. It seems that both are works in progress as are our lives. We have transitioned from participation in politics at every level to focusing more completely on writing, gardening, and working glass. After careers as professional educators and administrators we established an art gallery drawing upon our life long experience in the arts. From the art gallery we retired to a more peripatetic life living between Mexico and Eugene. We both have always been active in the nonprofit volunteer world and have moved from civic committee work to a greater emphasis on environmental issues and arts organizations. We have a cat named Stinky whom we love and a cat named Tramp who is a juvenile delinquent.
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