Come Spot A Dolphin
Stop the World and Get Off at Baja Vacation Villas
By Pat Tyson | Photo by Francisco Estrada
For a vacation that would please those who are in search of peace and privacy, Baja Vacation Oceanfront Villas in the San Antonio del Mar complex offer a perfect alternative to staying at a hotel. This remarkable rental in a private community of Rosarito, Baja California, is just twenty miles south of the border.
If you’re looking for the perfect hideaway, but don’t want to go too far, Rosarito is an ideal destination. After you cross the border into Tijuana, the well-maintained toll road will take you there in about half-an-hour. Security guards are on duty 24/7; no one is allowed access unless the person is a homeowner or a guest. Passes are given out and must be displayed on the cars at all times.
You may wish to either take provisions with you, or shop for them after you get there at the nearby supermarkets, such as Walmart, Costco, Calimax or Comercial Mexicana, just seven miles away in downtown Rosarito. For those who prefer to prepare their own meals “at home,” Villa Mayté boasts a well-equipped kitchen, a wet bar, dining room, living room and two large patios with barbecues. Eight people may sleep here; there are three private bedrooms.
Two smaller homes cascade down the hillside below the main house. The Delfin is an extremely attractive villa with two master bedrooms – each with a private bathroom. There’s also a living room, kitchen, and patio with a barbecue. The Sirena, also very attractive, has three bedrooms; a private balcony on the master bedroom and a private bath in each; a living room, dining room, kitchen, its own barbecue area and a patio. All three villas have a breathtaking view of the ocean and private steps down to the sandy beach.
There are many places of interest nearby. The Real del Mar resort is just across the street. This resort includes an 18-hole golf course, a beautiful spa, a gym and massage services, which are available for renters at Baja Vacation Villas.
Baja’s wine country is only a short 45-minute drive via a beautiful scenic road – it is located in a coastal area known as Guadalupe Valley. In a valley about two-thirds the size of Napa, this is a region boasting Mediterranean-like micro-climates that have proven to be extremely conductive to producing award-winning wines.
For those in search of night life, Rosarito has a lot of night clubs including the famed Papas and Beer.
You’ll find a variety of restaurants nearby. Not far away is El Nido, where delicious barbecue chicken and freshly made tortillas are available. Should you crave California cuisine, be sure to visit Susanna’s. Of course, we must not forget to mention Puerto Nuevo, just a ten-minute drive away, where great lobster meals are served. If you like to “boogie,” a lively nightlife is to be found nearby.
Staying at the Villas is ideal for families who like lots of activities during the day. The complex contains a swimming pool and tennis courts, and there’s a semi-private beach where you can swim, fish, surf or sunbathe. For anyone who enjoys riding along the edge of the surf, you can rent horses in Rosarito. You may even spot frisky dolphins swimming a short distance from the shore. And when you’re tired of playing, there’s the comfort of going back to your own villa and rest.
Perhaps you might prefer to simply sit back and watch the evening horizon as you soak in the lovely sight of the golden sun setting over the ocean. Through the window of your serene living room, or from the patio, you can relax and gaze at the beautiful view while you sip a long, cool drink. At night, you’ll be able to settle into bed and fall asleep to the soothing sound of waves caressing the beach.
So, if you are ready to “stop the world and get off” for a while, the Baja Vacation Oceanfront Villas could just be the place you’ve been looking for.