check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Ricardo Olvera

Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish

Ocean view cabin at Rancho Bonito, nearby the WINE COUNTRY and SURFING BEACHES

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Ensenada Municipality holiday cabin

INTERNET, 2 bedroom, mezanine, kitchen, 2 baths, living-dinning, hearth, terrace

Is a rustic traditional mountain cabin, with all the comfort and amenities of modernity, including INTERNET and very good reception for CELL PHONE. Literaly hanged on the rock cliffs facing the Pacific Ocean, with the most inspiring and dramatic ocean wiews.

Combines the countryside atmosphere of the wine producing region of Baja with the best of the coastal amenities, including vicinity to the best SURFING BEACHES of Baja.

Has immediate acces to the best gourmet restaurants and wine tasting facilities of VALLE DE GUADALUPE, Cuatro Cuatros and San Antonio de las Minas. 20 minutes from the city of Ensenada, with acces to golf, gambling and fishing.

Has the most espectacular hiking and biking trails.

Roofed terrace with amazing ocean view.

Ample outdoors space and facilities for basquet and voleyball.

Ample patio for pets.

Children friendly patio, with swings and play ground.

  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Ricardo Olvera (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish

About Ricardo Olvera

I live with my wife Arianne in Cíbola del Mar, across the road from the SURFING BEACH SAN MIGUEL, by the skirts of the city of Ensenada, 15 minutes from Rancho Bonito, and always ready to assist my guests in site.

Ricardo Olvera purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Ricardo Olvera chose Mexico

This property was part of the Rancho Bonito, founded and developed by my father and grandfather, who immigrated from California in 1950.

What makes this cabin unique

The most unique benefit and amenity of this place is its amazing and almost mistical dusk in front of the Pacific Ocean.


2 traveller reviews

Ocean view cabin at Rancho Bonito, nearby the WINE COUNTRY and SURFING BEACHES
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews

Rustic and Secluded

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Rancho Bonito. The view from the cabin was amazing, and it was a short trip to Ensenada where we could enjoy amazing surf, tacos, seafood, and (perhaps surprisingly) Mexican Craft beer along the ride, and still return to a serene setting for the evening.

Ricardo was very accommodating -- he met us at the toll booth and drove us to the cabin. We wanted to have more guests than the 8 specified, and he was happy to let us do so for an additional $25 pp/pn. There was ample room inside, but we brought tents and hammocks and felt very safe sleeping under the stars.

There are a few downsides to this place. The mile-long dirt road was quite manageable for our SUVs but would perhaps give a town car some trouble. Also, the water pressure is quite low and the electricity is spotty. The kitchen was fairly well equipped (Ricardo even left oil, which everyone always forgets!), but there were no bowls or a lighter to start the stove. Being somewhat accustomed to surfer hostel standards, we were well prepared and fully enjoyed our stay. I'd say it's a good rule of thumb when traveling in Baja to bring a long-stem lighter, a good knife or two, and a roll of duct tape wherever you go.

If you're looking for a five-star experience, look elsewhere. But, if you're happy to rough it a bit, I highly recommend Rancho Bonito.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Maddie, I'm really glad you and your friends enjoyed your staying at Rancho Bonito. I'll fix the problems you had with water pressure. The stove doesn't need a lighter, it is ignited electrically. I sure, bowls and other serving and cooking instruments are needed. Saludos, Ricardo
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Awe Inspiring View

  • 3 of 5

Ricardo was quickly and politely responsive to calls and emails. He met us on the highway so we could follow him to the cabin. Arriving at the cabin, we were amazed at the unobstructed ocean views. Sunsets on the terrace were gorgeous. The location allowed us to enjoy both Ensenada and the Valle de Guadalupe wineries and restaurants.

The cabin was clean with adequate bedding and newly supplied kitchen utensils. It was rustic in that the water pressure was low and gets only slightly warm. Ricardo states the kitchen sink leak has been repaired. It was cold at night when we visited and the smoke from the fireplace came back into the cabin. This was the only source of heat.

If you enjoy adventure and can tolerate rustic touches, this is a special and unique place. We plan to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Katherine, thaks for you kind and honest review. I'm glad you enyojed my place and I'm sorry for the smoke and wather inconveniences. Thay have been fixed, so we are ready to receive you again any time, saludos. Ricardo.
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tijuana and San Diego
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
San Miguel and La Fonda
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Baja Mar
Nearest Train
50 Miles
San Diego, California
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1 (toll free) Tijuana-Ensenada
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
San Miguel and La Fonda
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
SAN MIGUEL, the best surfing beach in Baja
Car: necessary

The cabin is 15 minutes away from SAN MIGUEL, the best SURFING BEACH of Baja. And also 15 minutes away from VALLE DE GUADALUPE, the famous wine country of Baja.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Ensenada Municipality, Baja

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Ensenada Municipality

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Mezzanine - 1 double bed , 2 single bed
  • One bedroom with a queen size bed. The other with 2 twin beds. Both bedrooms with ample closets and beautifyl views. Mezanine with 1 full bed and 2 twins.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Despite been a rustic cabin, it has all de amenities of modern life, including acces to INTERNET and good reception for cell phone. One of the most enternainig activities is hiking and biking along the amazing ocean view trails. Other is visiting the nearby wineries and come back home with the best selection of local wines for a taisty dinner.