☀On the BEACH 1 hr S of San Diego 2

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rosarito - Ensenada Libre, La Mision, Baja California Norte, Mexico
Your host, Cathy
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You are viewing the listing for ☀THE MEXICAN SUITE☀ - ONE OF 3 SUITES AVAILABLE at Casa de los Arcoiris. Our luxurious, intimate inn is nestled atop the coastline - with private beach access and patios and terraces for sun bathing.

Halfway between Rosarito and Ensenada, we're conveniently located at an exit from the toll road, on a quiet cul-de-sac away from the traffic on the main road. We offer spectacular ocean views for watching dolphins play, whales migrate, and enjoying breathtaking sunsets!

Each of our suites has: ☀wireless internet, ☀DirecTV, ☀DVD and CD players, ☀fully-equipped kitchens, ☀deluxe queen-sized pillow-top beds, ☀stained glass windows, ☀ocean view patios, ☀a BBQ and seating for 8 on our roof-top terrace. ☀All our water is filtered, so it's clean and safe to drink. ☀We offer secure parking with closed circuit monitoring 24/7.

Come relax and unwind with us in one (or all) of our three suites:
☀ Our Mexican Suite, which sleeps 4, (currently viewing).
☀ Our Asian Suite, which sleeps 4, (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/401648)
☀ Our intimate Garden Suite, which sleeps 2-3, (http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/524025)
☀ All three suites together, which sleep 8 - 10 people (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/522272)


The Asian Suite, the Garden Suite, and the 3 suites together are listed separately on Airbnb, because they have their own calendars. Please visit the links above to check pricing and availability of the other suites.

Prices quoted are lowest. Rates, for the Mexican Suite, start at $75 from May 1st to September 15th. There is a $20 one-time cleaning fee added, plus Airbnb's fees. Special weekly and monthly rates are available.

Located within easy walking distance of several excellent restaurants and bars offering live entertainment by some of the best artists in Mexico. Nearby you'll also find: horseback riding on the beach with the "La Mision Equestrians", ultralight tours, yoga classes, wine tours & tastings in the Guadalupe Valley - offering award winning wines, whale watching excursions and the port and fish market in Ensenada, gold and silver jewelry shops, galleries, shopping, and fine dining.

Come visit us and see why our guests tell us our place is the sweetest inn in Northern Baja - the cleanest and most comfortable - and their favorite place to stay! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip south of San Diego!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Cathy is a wonderful host! The room was decorated beautifully when we arrived, Music, candlelight and even a fresh plate with cheese, Grapes & Crackers and self-baked Cookies to eat on the rooftop! You have direct access to the beach and the view over the ocean from the rooftop is just incredible! The Apartment is carefully and beautifully decorated, very cozy and also stylisher than any luxury Hotel. Thanks so much Cathy for this wonderful stay!

    June 2014
  • We had an amazing experience at Cathy's Mexican Suite. All the accommodations you need & the suite / grounds are beautiful, with wonderful views from both private terrace and shared roof terrace. Cathy herself was the most helpful & gracious host. She even lent us money since we were silly & forgot to bring cash (so bring cash! they accept dollars, but cards are not accepted in this region of Mexico). This was one of our favorite AirB&B experiences!!!
    Thanks so much Cathy- we can't wait to come back!!!

    April 2014
  • When I read the reviews of Cathy's place my thought was that they were the best I'd seen on this site. Now I know why.
    The place is gorgeous and Cathy is so accommodating, warm, welcoming and helpful that you aren't likely to have a better experience at your best friend's place. Thanks to Cathy's contacts and her willingness to be a top flight concierge/friend, we rode horses, kayaked in the river, shopped for souvenirs, had a massage, walked the beach and toured wine country.
    The suites are beautifully decorated (I'd hire her paint consultant any day) and both the cozy private balcony and the shared one offer ocean and sunset viewing.
    It was a honeymoon experience. Strongly recommend.

    April 2014
  • Nuestro fin de semana en La Mission fue maravillosa. Cathy es muy amable, servicial, atenta con sus huéspedes y flexible. Nos ayudo mucho con recomendaciones de actividades en el área y nos contacto con Carla para pasear en caballos en playa, una hermosa experiencia que recomendamos. Fuimos a celebrar nuestro Sexto aniversario y nos quedamos con ganas de regresar. Definitivamente volveríamos a quedarnos con Cathy. El Mexican Room está muy bonito, Espacioso y la cama es muy cómoda, tiene vista al mar y cuenta con refrigerador y estufa. Los perritos de Cathy es tan bien lindos y son muy amigables. Hay muchas opciones para comer alrededor de la casa, así que hasta sé puede caminar a los restaurantes, como La Fonda, muy buena comida. El lugar es muy tranquilo y la playa está a un ladito. Perfecto para parejas o familias enteras. Thanks Cathy for everything!

    April 2014
  • I'm on a personal world tour and I couldn't have picked a better place to be my first stop. Baja is beautiful, and Cathy is an awesome host. She has a warm, loving, wholesome personality, and bakes great chocolate chip cookies with which I was greeted on arrival; the perfect treat after a drive down from San Diego. My stay is long enough that I've been able to enjoy dinner a few times in Cathy's home (the main house, separate from the suites) with herself, her family and friends. She's included me in as if I've been living here already as part of the community, which helped to quickly dissipate the feeling of being away from home. She's even invited me to several events and introduced me to some of the neighbors. To top it off, she's provided invaluable insight into all of the main attractions with clear directions, and continues to give me guidance on how to enjoy myself and make the best of my time in Mexico and my travels overall.

    The suites at "Casa de los Arcoiris" (that's how you find it on (website hidden) Maps) are well designed and the upper two, the Mexican and Asian suites, provide access to the upper patio, which is the place to be if you want to experience breathtaking, never-gets-old, always-"WOW", miles-out views of the Pacific. Not to mention, if you love seeing the stars, you'll be able to see THOUSANDS of them out on a clear night. In one instance, I saw THREE SHOOTING STARS while lying out on the patio chair staring at the night sky and listening to the ocean.

    Oh, and animal lovers beware, you will FALL IN LOVE with at least one of her dogs, if not all of them and if they don't capture your heart, one of the cats will. They're beautiful, charming, gentle and loving animals that Cathy takes awesome care of.

    During the length of my stay I've had the pleasure of experiencing all three suites and the varied perks that each has to offer. They each have their own charm, and no detail is spared in the interior design.

    I enjoyed myself thoroughly and I'm looking forward to returning to visit again in the future.

    March 2014
  • We loved Cathy. She was an outstanding helpful and gracious hostess/ Our apartment had a beautiful balcony that gave a view of the ocean and beach. Cathy has created an artistically done space with everything we needed. Good food was only a short walk away; ahome away from home.

    March 2014
  • My boyfriend, our little dog and I stayed for almost 2 months at Cathy's place, both in the Mexican and Asian suites. We had such a wonderful time!

    Cathy is an amazing person. She’s always ready to help and very attentive to every needs.

    The beach is just down the suites and very beautiful. On week days, we had it to ourselves, and during the weekends there was just a few people. The water is great for swimming, boogie boarding or surfing. We had so much fun.

    The suites are very comfortable, with everything you need to cook, and we enjoyed very much to eat everyday on the rooftop terrace.

    Our dog felt at home too and loved to play with Cathy’s dogs and rescued puppy. It was great for him to socialize.

    We felt at home.

    Highly recommended!

    Avec mon copain et notre chien, nous avons passé presque 2 mois dans la Mexican Suite et quelques jours dans l'Asian suite. Notre expérience a été formidable! Cathy est une hôte très attentive et toujours prête à rendre service. Ella a notamment fait des courses au É-U à plusieurs moments pour nous.

    La plage, directement en bas de la maison, est très belle. Les jours de semaine, nous étions seuls à en profiter, et la fin de semaine, seulement quelques autres personnes y venaient. C'est également un excellent endroit pour se baigner, ou encore faire du boogie board ou du surf.

    Les suites sont très confortables et possèdent toutes les commodités, notamment pour cuisiner. À chaque jour, nous allions manger sur la terrace sur la toît afin de profiter de la vue imprenable.

    Notre chien a également adoré son expérience. Il a pu socialiser avec les chiens de Cathy, ainsi qu’avec les chiots qu’elle sauve de la rue afin de les mettre en adoption.

    Bref, notre expérience a été mémorable et je recommande fortement ces endroits.

    February 2014
  • Wow. Wow. Wow. This place is magical. Cathy's suites are serenely located in a small and safe town on a private beach. This is the best Airbnb experience I have ever had. Cathy is an AMAZING host and her place is perfect--exactly as the pictures show. My two small children and I stayed in Cathy's Mexican suite and my best friends stayed with their three young children in the Asian suite. Cathy was VERY accommodating to our large (and sometimes rowdy) crowd! She arranged EVERYTHING we needed to cross the border--Mexican insurance, directions, recommendations, etc… She even helped us get in contact with local orphanages so that we could volunteer. We stayed with Cathy over Christmas and she welcomed all of us into her gorgeous home for Christmas dinner and even set up a kid table just for our kids. Seriously you could not ask for a more accommodating host or a more gorgeous location! I am already planning my next trip there!

    December 2013
  • Our stay with Cathy was perfect. Our accommodations"the Mexican Suite" were spotless and the views were breath-taking. It had everything you could want during a short vacation. We also had a small private balcony with a view of the beach, which connected to a larger shared rooftop balcony with a view for miles. The house led directly to the quiet and beautiful beach. Besides a handful of surfers, we were the only ones around most days.

    Not only were the accommodations great, but Cathy also invited my boyfriend and I to Thanksgiving at here house since we were visiting over the holiday. We were very thankful for her kind and generous family!

    December 2013
  • Cathy's places are outstanding! The flats are very well appointed and are set in a gorgeous landscape. She was very helpful in giving us a tremendous amount of advance information, and was equally helpful once we arrived, giving advice on where to go and what to do. You MUST take in the music at the restaurant just beside them. The guitar player is amazing.

    November 2013
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It's one of my greatest pleasures to welcome guests to Casa de los Arcoiris! This area of Northern Baja is so lovely and so calming and relaxing that, when I first visited, I fell in love with it - and I'd love for you to experience the joy of being here, too. When a friend told me about this home, I flew down from the San Francisco area - saw the property on Saturday, and bought it on Sunday! Then I spent over 5 years in renovation and remodeling to turn it into a first class inn where I would be happy to stay! It took a lot of work and a lot of time, but it was so much fun and so rewarding to see it all come together - and now to hear people tell me how much they enjoy staying here is a real pleasure. I'm proud to be told that this is one of the best appointed, cleanest, and friendliest places to stay. I truly believe each guest should have the best, most enjoyable and relaxing get-away - and I promise to do everything I can to make your stay a wonderful, fun-filled, rewarding experience.
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