Ever wanted a house in the center of a pristine ocean cove? Here it is.
This casual beach house at historic Campo La Costilla sits right on the sand, with panoramic ocean views. The home and setting are right out of a dream, with pure nature in abundance. At your doorstep await great wilderness adventures, kayaking, windsurfing, boating, fishing...and the best night skies you'll see anywhere on the planet.
The Sea of Cortez is literally at your doorstep, while the spectacular oceanfront hot springs of Puertecitos are just six miles away. The home's spacious living/dining room and two large decks overlook the cove, which is frequented by dolphins. Stairs lead directly to the sand. A large kitchen area offers over 20 feet of counter space, plus a large round dining table. Perfect for casual entertaining.
Please carefully note all of the following:
This house is located in pristine/remote location about 60 miles south of San Felipe, on the cove at La Costilla, a tiny settlement of Americans, Mexicans and one former Yugoslavian.
This is indeed "casual beach living," and this house should be viewed as an exceptionally comfortable place to camp. There's one true bedroom with a queen-size bed...plus a separate sleeping area at the other end of the home with airbeds...plus a queen sofabed in the living room. *You should bring your own bedding, towels, and toiletries.*
There is solar electric, but it's temperamental and may run out. It's best to be prepared with candles and/or battery-powered lights. There is a modern bathroom with running water, but it's relatively low pressure. All water for the shower, toilet and sinks is supplied by a rooftop tank. One tank is included with your rental; refills, if required, must be purchased from the camp caretaker. *Drinking water should be carried in.*
There is a kitchen sink and propane-fired stove, but no operating refrigerator. *Bring a good icechest, with adequate ice.*
There's a small grocery store in nearby Puertecitos, but there's no local nightclub, no souvenir shop, no gas station, and because our home is "off the grid," there's no AC, no TV, and no phone.
For us, that's heaven, but it's not for the Ritz-Carlton crowd.
> There's a canoe in the garage, and easy boat launching right from the beach. Large fish are taken frequently here -- often just 100 yards from shore.
> Large boats on trailers can be launched from the beach. A 4WD tow vehicle is recommended.
> Pets are welcome.
> Please smoke outside. Decks OK.
> There is a wood-burning fireplace, in the unlikely event that you need heat. Bring your own firewood, as you will find little/none in Baja.
> Wheelchair access is possible, but not easy.
> Large markets and gasoline can be found in San Felipe, where you will pick up and drop off the keys. It's best to get everything you need before you head south to La Costilla.
> Mapping in this remote area is problematical. Enter "Puertecitos, Baja California, Mexico" in Google Maps, and look for the "bump" about 10 miles down the coast. La Costilla is at the cove north of this point.
> Generally, there is a three-night minimum, but we may make exceptions in some cases.
> Pre-cleaning is optional at $75. If you opt out, expect dusty surfaces.
> Disposal of trash is problematical in Baja, so please pack your trash out to San Felipe (e.g., to your next fuel stop). The general rule is: Leave the house at least as clean as you found it.
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