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CASA RINCON DEL CIELO
Our guests enjoy THE SWEETEST HOLIDAYS with opportunities for surfing, whale and bird watching, hiking, or just relaxing and basking in the warmth of our Baja Sur lifetstyle. Casa Rincon del Cielo ( Corner of Heaven) is part of an 18 acre parcel located on the very popular surfing beach of La Pastora. It is bordered and surrounded by hundreds of acres of open space, a sprinkling of homes and ranchos, cardon forests and arroyo habitat as well as miles of beautiful beach.
During winter months Grey Whales frolic just offshore and Humpbacks can be seen further out. Rincon del Cielo provides our guests with the opportunity to see and experience some of the wildness of Baja but is only 5 miles from the center of town with its restaurants, galleries, various festivals and other points of interest. Enjoy the flavors, sights and sounds of town and then slip back to the quiet of the country. Drift off to the sounds of breaking waves and awake to the singing of the birds,
The casita at Rancho Rincon del Cielo lies about two hundred yards from the beach which is accessed by a private gate onto the sand after a short walk through the native bush. It is built of straw bales and is finished on the inside with traditional adobe clay and a lime plaster. The two foot thick walls provide a special character and overall feeling of comfort. The living room and kitchen feature a brick domed " boveda" style roof providing a huge airy 15 foot high ceiling. Hand painted Mexican tiles are lavishly used in the kitchen and bathroom. Red flagstone accents the meter high foundation, stairs and planters.The house was designed and built using as much local and natural building material as possible, giving it a character of rustic elegance.
Rancho Rincon del Cielo is a self-sufficient property with both its energy and water. The Casita has its own solar powered energy system as does the main house which is far enough away to insure privacy but close enough to provide assistance at any time. The solar energy system can adequately handle reasonable energy usage. Blow dryers are not allowed as they use huge amounts of power in a matter of minutes. Smoking is fine on the porch.
About the Host, Steve
I've been living on this property continuously since 1997 and I still wake up every morning grateful for where I am. We have a clean healthy ocean to play in with turtles, seals and whales. The birds are happier than anybody and sing all day. I traveled all over the planet in my 20s, 30s and 40s but always came back to Baja where it all started when I was 15. I love the life I live and I live the life I love.
My kids were born and raised here. They speak Spanish and English and have a foot in two cultures, Mexican and United States. They love to eat Chinese food in San Francisco.
My wonderful partner, Jennifer, is an amazingly creative artist and has a fantastic gallery/store in town, Galeria Alas y Olas.
We have met many great and interesting folks from North America, Australia and Europe in the years that we have rented the Casita. It's always a pleasure making new friends and sharing our " corner of heaven" with them. We hope to share it with you as well.