About this listing
ALL 3 SUITES (The MEXICAN, ASIAN, & GARDEN) AVAILABLE to accommodate 10 guests 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 3 suites:
All 3 suites together, which sleep 8 - 10 people (currently viewing).
Our Asian Suite, which sleeps 4, ((website hidden)).
Our Mexican Suite, which sleeps 4, (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/521418)
Our intimate Garden Suite, which sleeps 2-3. (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/524025)
PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR THIS LISTING, which is for ALL 3 SUITES to accommodate 10 GUESTS.
The Asian Suite, the Mexican Suite, and the Garden Suite, are listed separately on Airbnb, because they have their own calendars. Please visit the links above to check pricing and availability of these suites individually, if you wish.
Prices quoted are lowest. The rate for all 3 suites is $240/night. There is a one-time $20 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!
RELAX, RELAX, RELAX! Walk on the beach, watch the dolphins play, enjoy the spectacular sunsets, or surf one of the best areas in Northern Baja. Unwind, revitalize, and leave the stress behind when you stay with us in our luxurious little paradise!
We rented all 3 suites for 4 nights, and it was amazing! Cathy and her gang of puppies are so charming, and we were greeting with a tour, then shown our beautiful suites, complete with fresh flowers, warm cookies, and cheese & crackers. With 3 couples and 2 toddlers, we were each able to have our own suite while still sharing the common areas and the amazing sunset view from the uppermost patio, where we would grill and eat dinner almost every night.
The Asian and Mexican Suites are good for families, since both have fold-out or trundle couches in separate rooms. The Garden Suite is smaller, without the view, and was perfect for the 3rd couple, when they needed a quiet place to sleep. Otherwise, we spent almost all of our time either on the upper patio or in the kitchen of the Asian Suite.
Of course, there was plenty of stuff to do! We spent loads of time at the beach, which is a short walk down the most beautiful stone stairs. Go to Popotla Fish Market and treat yourself to the best ceviche and oysters. Rosarita is great for shopping and fried lobster, and of course Ensenada is worth a day trip.
All in all, we couldn't have been happier with our first experience in Baja. Thanks to Cathy and her crew for everything!
Kathy and Joel made our family feel very welcome. A fresh batch of cookies for each family along with a fantastic arrangement of cheeses once we got into each room.
They have made some upgrades to the Asian suite since the pictures were taken last. The directions to the location were spot on and Kathy was extremely accommodating to our family. We loved the easy access to the beach and having our own private entrance really spoiled us. The grounds were well kept, with a large variety of vegetation growing from the top of the walk way all the way down to the beach.
We rented all 3 suites and it was perfect how we could gather together on the roof top terrace for breakfast or group up together to relax on the sectional to talk about the fun days on the beach, the fantastic views of the Wine country along with the smells and sounds of Ensenada.
Each suite was stocked with all the amenities that each family needed, Kathy even went as far as to supply a pack-n-play for my daughter... super accommodating! I loved that we had the beach pretty much to ourselves.
This truly is the way to visit Baja California, whether you are a big family or just a couple looking for some private relaxation this truly is a gem.
I had the pleasure of spending the weekend at this house with 5 other ladies. The place is so beautiful with incredible views of the ocean. Cathy was such a joy! She has hosting down to a science. She went way above and beyond by doing things like having fresh baked chocolate cookies upon arrival, emailing pdf directions to local restaurants. and even setting up excursions for us. We plan to make her bnb a regular annual trip! Thank you so much Cathy.
Cathy hosted our family of ten, two couples and six children, in her three houses located within her residence compound for two nights.
Cathy's residence is breath taking. It's right on the beach, as accurately described. A magnificent rock stairway connects her residence directly to the beach sand. The view from Cathy's residence is jaw dropping. The sound of the waves into every room is priceless. All three houses are appointed with the highest luxury such as tempurpedic mattresses, even for the convertible couches, thick towels and cushioned bathroom rugs. Every house is also equipped with state-of-the art technology, Wifi, DirectTV, control panels, light dimmers, separate Internet security passwords for each room. Yet, all the bedrooms bring the most romantic and unforgettable experiences: evoking a sensual atmosphere of Asian secret romance in one (Asian house), and coming with a stormy fireplace and a steamy shower for two in another (Mexican house). There are 3 kitchens. Every single one is well equipped with everything you need including coffee machines, microwaves etc.
Cathy is a high quality host and a caring person. Cathy is best described as heart and mind. On one hand, she will open her warmest heart and show you her most genuine hospitality. On the other hand, you will notice her exemplary logistics, her exceptional attention to details, and her passion for perfection. For instance, on the day of our arrival, Cathy went extra miles to put beautiful vases of flowers, lit the scented candles, and bring fresh fruits, snacks and appetizers into each of the houses where our family was staying. As another example, Cathy accommodated our 6 young children from 1 to 14 years old with beach umbrellas, a long board, body boards, beach toys, towels, and after-beach water hoses. Nothing was missing. Also, Cathy kindly allows our children to play with her beautiful puppies.
We would like to come back again, and highly recommend Cathy and her residence to all our friends and family members. Thank you Cathy.
Cathy is a great host, we felt instantly so welcome at her property. She answers all questions prior and during your stay, which is important when you end up with 11 people in your party. (We had also booked 2 rooms at Dave's property next door.) We stayed for 3 nights, 4 days; honestly it was too short, we could have easily stayed for longer.
Upon arrival, Cathy provided a tour of the 3 suites that I had booked for my long birthday weekend, all wonderful with unique decor. This is a cozy property with lots of character, the artwork, flowers/plants and decor really make for a relaxed atmosphere and memorable vacation.
She also introduced us to her 5 resident dogs, 4 resident cats and the litter of 4 puppies she had rescued. We were so excited to bring our dogs with us on our trip, knowing the property is animal friendly, was such a bonus. The dogs became familiar with the rooms and comfortable with the deck, so going up and down the stairs were not an issue.
Upon entering the Asian suite, a plethora of birthday balloons put an instant smile upon our faces. The tres leches cake as a birthday gift was so thoughtful and generous!
A small number of us enjoyed dinner at La Fonda, otherwise meals were prepared in our kitchen. A few bar/restaurants nearby, but neighboring towns like Popotla and Puerto Nuevo also provide great seafood.
We definitely took advantage of the gas grill on the rooftop terrace, the view was terrific and having our own kitchen to prepare drinks and food for 11 people was perfect! (The Asian suite is best for this, as the kitchen opens up to the balcony that leads to the terrace). The kitchen is outfitted with the basics for quick and simple meals. I recommend shopping at the Comercial Mexicana in Rosarito on your way down to Casa de los Arco Iris, you can then maximize your time at this terrific property.
We loved the beach! Cathy provides beach towels, boogie boards and umbrellas, so all you have to do is apply the sunscreen and enjoy the beach! Our pugs love the beach and they were so happy to be included in the festivities.
We all enjoyed the comforts of the wifi and DirectTV.
We're definitely booking reservations at Casa de los Arco Iris for future trips, we cannot wait to go back!
Thank you SO much for your kind words. I'm so glad you were able to bring your darling Pugs - they were so well behaved - you'd never know they were here! And you all were awesome guests - even washing the towels - so considerate of you! :-)
I'm so pleased you had such a great time for your birthday weekend and, while I hope to see you again before then, come back for your birthday next year!! You're always very welcome!
All the best!
We loved Cathy's place and she was such a gracious host. Our family celebrated my wife's birthday and Cathy had balloons, Felice Cumpleanos signs and a delicious tres leche cake in our suite when we arrived. She also recommended massage treatments with Art (who is amazing!) and horseback riding (also GREAT fun). The beach is beautiful, food choices plentiful, great music at the hotel at the end of the block, fabulous Valle de Gaudalupe wine country 45 minutes away. Same distance to Ensenada (amazing fish market and fish taco stands).
And the place itself - such fun. Nice beds, roomy, easy to cook in the kitchens provided. The top deck with a fabulous view of the beach and hills is the cherry on top.
Chris and Barb
It was such a treat meeting and getting to know all of you - and my pleasure hosting Barbara's surprise birthday party. :-) You and your family are wonderful - especially planning such a great birthday for Barbara.
For some reason the review I wrote isn't on the Airbnb site - or at least I haven't been able to see it.
I also wanted to tell you that the baskets you left were amazing - that was one of the nicest things anyone has ever done! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I'm so glad you were able to visit - and I hope to see you again!
Me and a group of friends rented Cathy's suites for a weekend and had such an amazing time. Cathy is an excellent host and welcomed us warmly. She arranged massages for us (which were great and only a 10 minute drive away) and helped us with whatever we needed. The beach is beautiful and the bar down the street was a blast. We more than enjoyed our stay and look forward to another trip back! Highly recommended
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About the Host, Cathy
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.