Entire home/apt
8 Guests
3 Bedrooms
4 Beds
$99
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About This Listing

Solar-Powered 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Beach House in the Town of San Felipe. Casual Relaxation, Spectacular Views.

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The broad covered veranda is the perfect place to unwind.

The broad covered veranda is the perfect place to unwind.


The Space
Property type: House
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Cancellation: Strict

Description

House Rules

Availability
3 nights minimum stay
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24 Reviews

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March 2015
Mike & Kiyoe
Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

It was a pleasure to help your mom Elizabeth and your dad set up this special holiday, Heather. We are so happy that you and Arturo could enjoy your honeymoon at our place. It was a privilege to host the happy event!

March 2015

February 2015
Mike & Kiyoe
Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

Every once in a blue moon, a review mystifies us. This is one of them.

For the record, we stay at this home often (and hate to leave). After the local maintenance crew does their job, we always find the house in the same condition: Clean If Not Pristine.

If this couple had contacted us when they checked in, we would have taken immediate action to resolve any issue. Unfortunately, we did not hear from them for a full week -- the day before their reservation ended. (Note: there is ample access to wifi in the area).

The email attributed to us above is not quoted properly in terms of spelling/grammar, but the content is essentially correct. We're not sure what response was desired; we provided an email address as requested, so they could send photos, and we waited to follow up. We didn't hear from them again.

Anyhow.... This is the review from the honeymooners who stayed immediately before these guests (same house, same cleaning crew): "The place was amazing and the pictures tell it all. We will do it all over again when we have the time. Honestly, it was really hard to leave. The neighborhood isn't the most upscale thing you've seen, but it was quiet, which was just what we were looking for. Thank you for the great experience." And the guests immediately before that: "Property is just as described. Stunning views and absolutely off the grid. Was very nice to unwind and disconnect. Had a couple of hiccups with the propane and water but was quickly resolved. Would definitely return for vacation in the future. Already planning for trip next year. The views are amazing! The view of the sunset will melt your worries away. Would absolutely recommend this place to anyone willing to part with technology and blow dryer in order to unwind and relax! :)" And the guests immediately before that: "Everything was great. you could not get a better view than this -- we hope to put a time lapse video up of sunrise if we can get the software sorted."

February 2015

February 2015
Mike & Kiyoe
Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

Congrats on your marriage, guys! We were happy to host you, and know exactly what you mean about it being hard to leave. You will always be welcome here.

February 2015

January 2015
Mike & Kiyoe
Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

Thanks for the sweet review of the Beach Retreat, Stephanie. You guys were very cool, and will *always* be welcome at our place.

January 2015

January 2015
Mike & Kiyoe
Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

Wow! I'd love to see that video if you can swing it! Thanks for the review, Jeff. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at the Beachfront Retreat.

January 2015

December 2014
Mike & Kiyoe
Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

Thanks for the sweet review, Holly! We love it when guests love the Beach Retreat in Baja. We'll keep a candle burning for you. ;-)

December 2014

December 2014
Mike & Kiyoe
Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

It's a good thing this guest didn't stay in our other Baja house; that one really *is* isolated!

Oh well, some people just aren't cut out for travel in Baja California.

Another review will illustrate. This is from the guest, Holly Micelli, who stayed *immediately* after Ms. Kershaw. Same oceanfront bluff...same cleaning...same everything:

"Mike and Kiyoe's beachfront retreat is AMAZING! It is exactly as described in their listing, right down to the gorgeous sunrise views -- our photos look just like theirs! Though you're just a few minutes outside of town, you have the whole bluff and beach to yourself. Watching the tide rise and fall was really incredible. The house is large and well laid out. We enjoyed bbq'ing and even pretended we'd lost power so we could enjoy candlelight every night (since the power, water and everything worked just fine while we were there). Will definitely be back!"

See what I mean? Most reviews are just like Holly's, and we love them. When this bad one comes, how can one react except to shake the head and be thankful for a sense of adventure?

For the record: There are at least 50 restaurants, bars, and markets within a 10-minute drive. There are quite a few beautiful homes in the general neighborhood, a few shacks, and a few still under construction. Our home is cleaned regularly, and while it's not a Ritz-Carlton (nor would I want it to be), no sensible person would call it filthy. As noted in the Description, the kitchenware is indeed basic, though adequate for 99% of guests. Finally, the ocean bluff, a federally protected environmental zone, has remained pretty much the same for decades, if not millennia.

We wish we could tell in advance who will love Baja, and who should be turned away. I will say that if you like backpacking, and/or enjoy discovery in a new culture, then this house is for you.

December 2014

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About the Host, Mike & Kiyoe

Mike & Kiyoe
Big Bear City, California, United States
Member since March 2012
Response rate: 100% (past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours
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