Top 10 Rentals for Surfing in Baja California, Mexico

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From Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas, the Baja California peninsula has long been popular among surfers with its collection of beautiful beaches. It’s filled with fantastic waves, and in many places, you’ll be out there with only a few other humans, especially outside of the busy winter months. When planning your trip, one of the first considerations is where to stay – and the closer to the surf, the better. While you’ll find plenty of luxury rentals, there are some very budget-friendly options that will put you just steps from the sand too.

On the Beach - La Mision
On the Beach, La Mision, Baja California Norte, Mexico

On the Beach - La Mision

Located just an hour south of San Diego between Rosarito and Ensenada, you can have your own slice of surfing paradise at this Airbnb. It offers direct private beach access along with stunning ocean and sunset views. A spacious apartment, it sleeps up to six and includes a rooftop terrace with a BBQ and seating area for eight, ideal for alfresco dining or just sipping cocktails as you watch the sun go down. You’ll also have satellite TV with a DVD player, a fully-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities.

Casa McNeill Desert Oasis - El Pescadero
Casa McNeill, El Pescadero, Baja California Sur Airbnb

Casa McNeill Desert Oasis - El Pescadero

This off-grid home in South Cerritos will put you close to the top surf spots in the area yet it’s just 40 minutes from Cabo. Highlights include a beautiful private infinity pool and stunning views of the Pacific. From the top floor outdoor deck, you’ll be able to watch the gray and humpback whales that breach, spy hop and tail slap. Your hosts can also arrange for private chef services, car service, a pack n play, or just about any other request with enough advanced notice. With three bedrooms and plenty of space, it’s ideal for a family or a group of friends traveling together, accommodating up to seven guests.

Baja Beach Luxury with Saltwater Pool - El Pescadero
Baja Beach Luxury with Saltwater Pool

Baja Beach Luxury with Saltwater Pool - El Pescadero

Less than a 10-minute walk from swimming and surfing at popular Cerritos beach, this architecturally-designed home has been featured in Architecture Magazine. A stunning home, it sits across a half-acre of land with cactus and desert plant life and boasts a wealth of indoor and outdoor living space. There’s a saltwater pool and 300-square-foot rootop lounge area for sipping margaritas while enjoying the glorious sunset and ocean views. It’s all solar powered, although there is a backup generator, along with two bedrooms that sleep up to four, and a full kitchen.

Casa Surf Beachfront Living - Ensenada
Casa Surf Beachfront Living, Ensenada, Baja

Casa Surf Beachfront Living - Ensenada

This home sits in front of one of Baja’s famous surf breaks which is what inspired the owner when it comes to decor. It offers comfy chic for surfers who will be less than a minute from the beach in a sleepy gated beach community. It comes at a bargain price but includes all the essentials, including a full kitchen with basic cooking utensils, a spacious room with a 50″ Smart TV and a dining room. A/C and Wi-Fi are included too.

Cabo Villa Surf Beachfront White Water - San Jose del Cabo
Lower patio at Cabo Villa Surf "beachfront white water"

Cabo Villa Surf Beachfront White Water - San Jose del Cabo

A beautiful three-story villa includes five bedrooms, accommodating up to 12 guests and sits right on a three-mile stretch of white sands with whitewater views in a totally enclosed walled compound. It comes with a large beautiful glass mosaic pool with a river rock waterfall as well as a large palapa terrazzo that can accommodate up to 50 for dinner parties, weddings or large family gatherings. Cable TV, Wi-Fi and a full kitchen are all included, along with a variety of special extras like beach chairs, boards, canoes and beach towels.

Surf In, Surf Out Ground Floor Condo - San Jose Del Cabo
Surf in-Surf out, Las Olas, San Jose del Cabo

Surf In, Surf Out Ground Floor Condo - San Jose Del Cabo

This one-bedroom condo sits on the ground floor at the beachfront where four surf breaks await. You’ll have seven miles of pristine white sands steps from your door for surfing and swimming. When you’re not surfing you can enjoy strolls along the endless sands or just relax and enjoy the breathtaking view. The condo comes with all the essentials, including a full kitchen with everything you need to make your own meals, as well as a washer/dryer. If you need a board, there’s a surf shop for renting boards and other gear just across the street. You’ll also have access to the swimming pool and hot tub in the complex.

Beach Casa at Cerritos Beach with Swimming Pool & Hot Tubs - El Pescadero
1 BR Beach Casa at Cerritos, Baja California Sur Airbnb

Beach Casa at Cerritos Beach with Swimming Pool & Hot Tubs - El Pescadero

Cerritos is a famous surf town just 45 minutes north of Cabo, and this Airbnb is located right in the Cerritos beach community, just a 7-minute walk from the waves. The adorable casa accommodates up to four in one bedroom with two beds and includes a fully-stocked outdoor kitchen, Smart TV, beach chairs and an umbrella, games, and boogie board. You’ll have a rooftop patio for taking in the incredible Baja sunsets and ocean view while sipping margaritas, along with access to an onsite pool and two hot tubs.

Casa de Ventanas - Pescadero
Casa de Ventanas, Pescadero

Casa de Ventanas - Pescadero

While not right on the beach, Casa de Ventanas or “House of Windows,” is tucked between two world-class surf breaks and boasts a gorgeous ocean view. It’s located in Pescadero, less than 15 minutes from Todos Santos and 45 minutes from Cabo. In the wintertime, you’re likely to spot whales while riding the waves, and right from the house too as it’s in the perfect spot for watching the humpback and gray whales that pass by. It’s also ideally situated for spectacular sunrises and sunsets. There are two large bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, accommodating up to four, along with a well-stocked kitchen, multiple outdoor showers, beach chairs and umbrellas.

Bungalow at Cerritos Surf Beach - El Pescadero
Bungalow at Cerritos Surf Beach

Bungalow at Cerritos Surf Beach - El Pescadero

You’ll be perfectly situated for surfing Cerritos at this Airbnb, and after you’re done for the day come back and relax on the rooftop patio with a spectacular view – there’s a shaded hammock that’s ideal for napping too. The two-bedroom bungalow accommodates up to four and is part of the Villas de los Cerritos complex. You’ll have access to its swimming pool and hot tub, restaurant and bar. The bungalow has a well-equipped kitchen for making your own meals too. The beach is just a 5-minute walk away and surf, SUP and boogie boards are available to rent.

Amazing Ocean Front House - Rosarito
Amazing Oceanfront House, Rosarito, Baja, Mexico Airbnb

Amazing Ocean Front House - Rosarito

For those who want to surf Baja close to the border, this Airbnb in Rosarito is under a 50-minute drive from San Diego. The highlight is its semi-private beach, shared only by the other guests in the complex. It accommodates up to six guests in three bedrooms, two of which open to the sand. You’ll have a fully-equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi and access to a swimming pool as well. Just a short walk down a path is a restaurant and bar so you’ll never even have to leave unless you really want to.

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