We're just back from wonderful week at Las Colinas. The property is part of the larger CostaBaja resort area, but sits on the hillside above the main hotel and the high-rise condos. This make Las Colinas #6 if you want peace and quiet, but it's also easy enough (in the golf cart provided!) to access the amenities in the main resort.
The condo itself was sized perfectly for our family--mom, dad plus two kids, 8 and 10. The beds were great, and we really appreciated the washer and drier. We didn't have neighbors during our stay, but I can't imagine that noise would be an issue as the condos are so well laid out and well constructed.
I'd love to give this place 5 stars, but a few issues stand in the way... First, the kitchen is not particularly well equipped. We made due, but it would have been nice to have sauce pans and some decent knives to choose from. Next is the lack of shades and/or window blinds in the living room and dining area. Hey, most of the time you would want to enjoy the beautiful view of the Sea of Cortez, so I guess I understand why the owners never put anything up (?). That said, it's like the hot, bright center of the universe in that living room around 4:00 PM, and that's not always what you want after a day at the beach. Lastly is the lack of patio furniture and a decent BBQ grill. When we visited there were only two patio chairs, which was hardly enough for enjoying the wonderful sunrises and sunsets. And let's face it, the tiny charcoal grill is a joke. All of these things are easy to fix, and fall more into the category of minor annoyances than anything serious.
One last note: Our rental agent (Simon from La Paz Bay/Amistad Realty) was fantastic. We've worked with a number of VRBOs and rental agencies over the years, and Simon was definitely among the best. Professional, responsive and helpful. Again, one of the best.
Bottom line--I'd go back in a heartbeat.
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