5 Star 4000 SF beachfront, view whales and beautiful sunsets on the back patio
John and Lynn Stasz
About John and Lynn Stasz
We had been vacationing in the Baja since 1990 in the Cabo to San Jose del Cabo area as it was just three hours from their home in Boulder, Colorado. On our first visit to the East Cape we knew we were home; a relaxed truly Mexican lifestyle, wonderful uncrowded beaches that you could walk for miles, and Roosterfish chasing bait just off the beach, an ideal spot to unplug and relax. We have a son and daughter, both of whom are married, and two grandsons and two granddaughters. Over the years our entire family including children and grand children have enjoyed visits and celebrations at Casa Danza and characterize it as a special place on the planet. Casa Danza offers something for all the members of our family from wind sailing to bicycle riding, great deep sea fishing to chasing Roosterfish with fly rods from the beach, swimming with whales sharks to just walking the beach.
John and Lynn Stasz purchased this Villa in 2001
Why John and Lynn Stasz chose La Ribera
We were attracted to the East Cape because of its rural lay back lifestyle and looked at a number of properties before buying the one acre beachfront lot and building our home Casa Danza. The decision to buy at our location was based upon a number of factors; the beautiful safe sandy beach the went for miles, the spacious lots in the Playa Colorada development, and of course the school of Roosterfish chasing sardines on our first visit helped make the decision easier. The location being within 5 minutes proximity of the charming Mexican town of La Ribera was also a key factor. La Ribera is an authentic small Mexican town, the people are very friendly, and offers a few good restaurants and grocery stores. A great place to slowdown and enjoy life. Our decision has been reinforced over the years every time we visit...watching the humpback whales spout and jump, catching a striped marlin on a fly rod, watching our grandchildren enjoy the warm Sea of Cortez water, ocean kayaking, exploring the country side on quads. Beautiful sunsets and sun rises are a daily occurrences, star gazing is amazing, a full moon will paint a white path across the Sea of Cortez.
What makes this Villa unique
The Sea of Cortez, due to its deep trenches and constant sunlight, is one of the most prolific fish hatcheries in the world. Whether its chasing Roosterfish down the beach or catching a nice Dorado in the blue water the fishing is terrific. Swimming with 20 foot whale sharks in La Paz harbor, which is a breeding ground for these gentile giants, is a once in a lifetime experience. Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, home to the oldest of only three coral reefs on the west coast of North America, is only a short 20 minute ride from Casa Danza. Snorkel the coral reefs or go diving and swim with the Sea Lions. Walk a pristine white sand beach for miles and see only a handful of people. Casa Danza where the heart finds its home beside the sea.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
1. Occupancy is limited to total guests per Agreement. 2. "Events" or parties on the property are not permitted without prior consent of owners.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Excellent place to Stay!!!
Love Casa Danza and cant wait to get back again. We always go for the fishing and it is incredible every time. My favorite part is that you are literally right on the beach. For those into fishing they can spot busting bait out the window, grab their rod and be down there in a matter of seconds. The house is amazing, beach is great and easy to swim or take the kayaks out and I would highly recommend to families and people looking to get away from the craze of the larger cities and have a slice of your own private paradise.
Thank you for your kind words and your expression of sincere appreciation for this unique place on our planet. You, your family, and friends are welcome to return anytime. It is our great pleasure to have your dedicated stewardship of the Baja's natural beauty and resources.
Lynn and John
We went for the fishing and were blown away with the adventure. Awesome trip and beauty to home.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Danza and invite you to return in search of the giant Rooster Fish.
Lynn and John
Wonderful Stay at Casa Danza
This was our second stay at Casa Danza and this time we returned for some relaxation and fishing the East Cape. The home itself is spacious, beautiful and impeccable. Perhaps the best thing to do at Casa Danza is just sit back and look in awe at the beauty of the Sea of Cortez just feet away and bordered by a white sand beach. If you are looking for action, crowds and hustle & bustle, this isn't the place. It is a wonderful spot that is peaceful, quiet, and stunningly beautiful. We fished for four days and caught yellowfin tuna, rooster fish, red snapper, skipjack, amberjack, and more. When we were finished fishing, each day we ran the catch up to Los Barriles to the local smokehouse where they processed and packaged the fish for our return. Then we enjoyed a margarita in the outdoor bar watching the locals mill about. Perhaps the best part of the trip was our in-home meals that were prepared by either Lupe or Maira (contact info in welcome packet from John and Lynn). These are fabulous authentic mexican meals that I would highly recommend. The owners, John and Lynn, are fantastic in regards to sending information about the home, things to do and see, operating instructions for equipment, etc. At the end of the day, I would say that this wonderful package would be hard to improve upon and is how VRBO should be done.
Dear Dean and Molly,
Thank you so much for your return visit and your kind words regarding your stay at Casa Danza. So glad that you enjoyed your stay and the fishing cooperated fully. Hurray! We appreciate that you share our sentiments that the East Cape and Casa Danza are a unique place on our planet.
We welcome your return .
Lynn and John
Lynn and John Stasz
Casa Danza ….where the heart finds its home by the sea.
Playa Colorada, Lot #8, LaRibera, BCS, MX
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Once in a lifetime experience at Casa Danza
I just celebrated my 60th Birthday at Casa Danza with my family.
The home is truly a magical experience that none of us will ever forget. The natural beauty of Playa Colarada as well as the happy and cheerful people of La Ribera make this spectacular home a once in a lifetime find. I returned last night completely fulfilled by the experience. John and Lynn are terrific and gave us many suggestions and insider knowledge that really makes a difference. Unsurpassed beauty and relaxation. Best vacation home on the planet!
Stunning home about 100 feet fromt the ocean with miles of white sandy beach
We arrived at the house after dark and when we drove up landscaping and house were beautifully lit. When we unlocked the door everyone said wow! This was a family trip with six adults and two grandchildren 6 and 11. We walked into a huge great room with a number of sitting areas and the view of the ocean from the house is absolutely beautiful. Furnishings are first class and very lovely.
The kitchen was modern with lots of counter space and very well-equipped lacking nothing.
Lovely bedrooms with huge showers and all of them had ocean views exceptions the twin bedroom which viewed the desert.
Large patios both front and facing the ocean with a very nice barbecue which we used several times.
Unfortunately, the eight days of our stay had an unusual cold spell with a lot of wind. The first day we were there was sunny and not too windy so we were able to use the kayaks and swim. The kids had lots of fun playing in the sand with all the toys that are available. There were plenty of lounge chairs and fold-up chairs for everyone.
John and Lynn we're very accommodating and bent over backwards to make our stay enjoyable. Our family loved Casa Danza and hope to return.
Thank you for your review and lovely comments regarding Casa Danza and its amenities. It is our objective to provide a special place that is a unique hideaway where a family can “unplug and unwind” and enjoy new adventures on the Sea of Cortez. Regrettably, the weather was not the most cooperative. We welcome your return to Casa Danza to enjoy its oceanfront location, its beach toys, and the wonders of the Sea of Cortez when better weather prevails. We look forward to your return. Warm regards, Lynn and John
More than Expected
What an incredible week we had at Casa Danza. Prior to the trip, Lynn and John were extremely accommodating in regards to informative emails and updates on the property, travel from the airport and things to do in the area. All were very helpful. As far as Casa Danza, the photos really do not do justice to this incredible home. Spacious, modern, and everything we needed or could have wanted. We spent many hours on the back patio just enjoying the beauty of the Sea of Cortez, whale watching, and enjoying the flying sea rays. Very, very peaceful and quiet.
The recommendations that were provided in the packet were very helpful and I would highly recommend taking a close look as far as places to go, eat, sight-see, etc. We took Lynn and John's advice and went out with Trino for a great day of guided fishing. I know this is a slow time of year, but we caught Bonita, skipjack, amberjack, and rooster fish. The highlight was hooking and playing a 10 foot mako shark for 15 minutes before he broke off. He jumped five times and we were guessing each jump was at least 10 feet high. Wow! We took home a batch of Bonita filets and sent Trino home with a bunch more. That night we enjoyed a fantastic in-home dinner with Maira - traditional Mexican food that was fantastic as well as some of the fresh bonita. One day the ocean laid down so the boys took the kayaks out a couple of miles on a flat sea and caught over 20 Bonita and skipjack. They released them all and it was the highlight of the trip for both.
Thank you so much again for letting us stay in your wonderful home. We all agreed that it was ‘the best trip ever’. Can't wait to return.
We appreciate that you selected Casa Danza for your holiday and enjoyed Casa Danza and the East Cape. Your review is one of the most unique reviews we have received...fully of action and adventure. Casa Danza lends itself to a family similar to yours so positive and enjoying all our area has to offer. Likewise, for families that want to kick back and relax, Casa Danza is the perfect spot.
We welcome your return and thank you for your kind words.
Lynn and John Stasz
Casa Danza ...where the heart finds its home by the sea.
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