☀On the BEACH 1 hr S of San Diego 3

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rosarito - Ensenada Libre, La Mision, Baja California Norte, Mexico
Your host, Cathy
57 Reviews
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The Space

You are viewing the listing for ☀THE GARDEN 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!

The Garden suite has: ☀wifi, ☀DirecTV, ☀DVD player, ☀fully-equipped kitchen, ☀deluxe queen-sized pillow-top bed, ☀stained glass windows. ☀All our water is filtered, so it's clean and safe to drink. ☀We offer secure parking with closed circuit monitoring 24/7.

✓✓Please note - the THE GARDEN SUITE IS DOWNSTAIRS. It's a cute, cosy studio, but does ☀NOT☀ have an ocean view nor access to the roof-top terrace. There is, of course, private access to our beach.

Come relax and unwind with us in one (or all) of our three suites:
☀ Our Garden Suite, which sleeps 2-3, (currently viewing).
☀ Our Asian Suite, which sleeps 4, (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/401648)
☀ Our Mexican Suite, which sleeps 4, (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/521418)
☀ All three suites together, which sleep 8 - 10 people (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/522272)


The Mexican Suite, the Asian 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 Garden Suite, start at $60 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
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $390 /week
Monthly Price: $850 /month
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Cathy has a beautiful property on La Mision and nearly next door to La Fonda Hotel. The room we stayed in was lovely and above expectations. A full kitchen, outfitted with coffee, etc. Very nice Mexican décor. Cathy is very friendly and a great host! She gave us a tour of her home and the property, terrific pre-emails with information about local restaurants and shopping etc that were very informative. She even had a cheese, cracker and fruit plate waiting for us when we arrived along with a batch of freshly-made chocolate chip cookies! Highly recommended place to stay. We will be back...

    July 2014
  • I enjoyed my stay at Cathy's hacienda. It was peaceful, very pretty and Cathy was a wonderful host. The area was safe and neighbors were friendly, and prices at local restaurants were very fair. I would recommend this listing and I would return again.

    July 2014
    Response from Cathy:

    Hi - Thanks for the lovely review! You're all set with Leslie's email - yes? Oh, and yes, we do have DVDs for people to borrow, but I don't advertise that anymore - only if people ask. Too many of them "walked away". My bike I left with my cousin when I moved down here. I was an avid bike rider - didn't even have a car for a couple years in Northern California - but when I saw the complete disregard that drivers here have for bicyclists, I gave my bike to my cousin. I'd be worried to loan anyone a bike to ride here! You should take a look at the Rosarito-Ensenada bike ride - it's twice a year and we have quite a few friends who come down for it. For that, they close the road! :-)
    Hope all is well with you, and thanks again!

    July 2014
  • Cathy and her place was great! We wished we could have stayed longer! So peaceful and private and the beach was beautiful! Definitely hope we can come back again!

    June 2014
  • Cathy was the best of hosts. She was completely available to any questions or concerns before our arrival, arranging for our required Mexican car insurance, sending us extensive information on things to do and places to eat, and directions. She particularly encouraged taking our dog with us, which turned out to be a surprisingly fantastic experience for everyone involved.
    Once we got there, the apartment was exactly how she described it, and we were very happy with it and with the location. The beach was gorgeous and the tiny village of La Mision has at least 3 great restaurants where we had margaritas and oysters at sunset.

    June 2014
  • Me and my GF had a beautiful stay at Cathy's. The place is so relaxing and Cathy's dogs are really cute. The location is great it's totally safe the beach is perfect all I can say is we're so happy to have discovered this place and we're already planning to return ASAP. Thanks Cathy

    June 2014
  • Cathy was a very informative, responsive, friendly, and accommodating. Her property is beautiful and the room was very nice and comfortable. Great access to a very quaint and relaxing beach and right next door to a great ocean view restaurant. I would definitely recommend staying here and look forward to returning.

    June 2014
  • Thanks again Cathy, always a pleasure! We're already looking forward to our next trip!

    May 2014
  • I can't say enough wonderful things about staying at the Garden Suite at Cathy's place. What a gem! She was extremely warm and helpful. The location was perfect- easy to find & a great refuge from the 'touristy-ness' of the conveniently located Ensenada and Rosarito. The beach was clean and the water clear, the room was in great condition and the grounds were lovely. I already can't wait to go back!

    May 2014
  • I spent five nights and days here and it was amazing! Cathy is the perfect host: you won't even know she's there until you need her, then she magically appears! She gave me all kinds of helpful information. The apartment is immaculate and very charming. Great wifi internet signal (which i needed) and a million tv channels ( which I didn't, but was nice to keep up with the NBA playoffs). The area is beautiful and I had the beach all to myself most of the time. Would stay again anytime. Excellent first time air bnb experience all around. The bar has been set very high. Gracias Cathy!

    May 2014
  • If you're thinking about Mexico, you should stay here. Cathy went above and beyond in helpfulness like no other host ever has. The beach is private, Cathy is well-connected for some awesome daytime activities (wine, horseback riding) and the suite is well equipped, private, and beautiful. We'd love to stay again.

    April 2014
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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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