Casa Farolito Bed & Breakfast

Calle Bahia #299 San Antonio del Mar, Playas de Rosarito, BC Mexico (Show map)


Welcome to Casa Farolito Bed & Breakfast, a charming Boutique Bed & Breakfast perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Baja, Mexico with private steps to the sand. We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the TRAVELER'S CHOICE AWARD for 2013. This award has been given to only 25 B&B's out of 2,149 in all of Mexico. We are Rosarito's best kept secret - just twenty minutes south of San Diego and five minutes north of the friendly little town of Rosarito Beach, once a getaway for the Hollywood elite. Casa Farolito Bed & Breakfast is the perfect destination for discriminating travelers looking for relaxation and pampering. Loaded with comforts and amenities, Casa Farolito Bed & Breakfast is not only the finest choice, it is an outstanding value. Leave your stress behind and immerse yourself in unparalleled relaxation and luxury at Casa Farolito Bed & Breakfast, a truly romantic and intimate hideaway.

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Innkeepers: Lorraine and Peter Pontell



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Paradise in Baja

5 on June 19, 2014

A sweet room on the ocean, the crash of the waves, a peaceful environment, delightful hosts, delicious breakfasts, accommodating, friendly. What more could one ask for? Casa Farolito is a wonderful find for us and we can't wait to return. Lorraine and Peter welcomed us warmly and showed us to our room. Like the entire house, it is beautifully decorated, spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed the private hot tub on the deck in the quiet evenings, listening to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. Lorraine and Peter recommended wonderful activities and great places to eat. They happily accommodated all my food restrictions and the food was still interesting and tasty. I only wish it were a little closer but then it wouldn't be the exotic wonderful place that it is!

The Perfect Getaway

5 on March 26, 2014

We can't say enough great things about our weekend at Casa Farolito. The house is well kept and perfectly decorated. The hosts are welcoming and quite knowledgable about the area. Whether you want to spend a lazy day overlooking the Pacific, explore the nearby town, or go boogie boarding – this is the best place to call home while away from home. We'll be going back for sure.

Unforgettable Visit!!!

4.6 on September 28, 2013

My partner and I spent an unforgettable weekend at Casa Farolito! We stayed in the Vista Suite and were very impressed with our accommodations, the hotel, and especially the service. Upon arrival, Peter and Lorraine showed us our suite and then gave us a tour of the property. Peter and Lorraine were very kind with any questions and concerns and the staff really pampers you during your stay, especially for breakfast (and a very tasty one!) which is also included with your room. The next morning, after a wonderful breakfast, my partner and I relaxed on the lounges on the terrace which had an absolutely fantastic view of the ocean, while we both sipped champagne. Although lying on the sand and swimming in their private beach was also a must on our itinerary, it was a bit difficult for us to leave lying on those lounges on the terrace because that ocean-view was so spectacular! The hotel provides sun chairs, an umbrella, and boogie-boards complimentary during your visit. We enjoyed every moment and have a very pleasant stay especially because Casa Farolito is also a gay-friendly resort. I recommend this property over the hotels in Rosarito because the resort is very quaint, charming, and cozy but especially, the attention is "Above & beyond"

A Perfect Getaway!

5 on June 29, 2011

Our stay was Exactly what we wanted and needed. The highlights were the private beach, fantastic views, warm hospitality and dolphins sitings at breakfast. Lorraine made us welcome, comfortable, and at home the moment we arrived.Thank You Lorraine for sharing your beautiful home and for the wonderful breakfasts. We have been recommending it to our friends and we recommend it to any travelers who want seclusion, privacy, quiet and a good margarita when you first enter the door!

An exceptional B&B

4.6 on December 04, 2010

We stayed at Casa Farolito last month and recommend it. The inn is quiet and beautifully furnished. It has an unobstructed ocean view and private access to the beach immediately below, which was great for us because, at low tide, we were able to take long walks on the beach. We stayed for a week and all of our breakfasts were delicious. This was our first visit to Rosarito and our experience was hugely enriched because innkeepers Peter and Lorraine informed us of points of interest and local restaurants we certainly would have otherwise missed. We definitely want to return to Casa Farolito.

Amazing Long Weekend Destination!

5 on November 18, 2010

My husband and I needed a getaway from our busy lives in LA and found Casa Farolito's website. After a short drive we were on vacation for a three night stay at this lovely B & B. The welcome margaritas were a perfect touch and our room was beautiful. We were so glad that we took the largest room facing the ocean. The bathroom was as unbelievable as the views from our private balcony. Innkeepers Lorraine and Peter were very knowledgeable about restaurants and activities in town. We felt very safe in both the gated community of the B & B and the town of Rosarito. Every local we met was friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend Casa Farolito to others and plan to return in the future - hopefully for a full week next time!.

The perfect romantic getaway

4.8 on November 14, 2010

For our mini-honeymoon we were looking for a charming b&b on the ocean away from the tourist hordes of Rosarito, and Casa Farolito was more than we could have hoped for. The house is beautifully decorated by the artist/interior designer owners, Peter and Lorraine, with a mix of traditional Mexican and modern art. The ocean-front suite had its own private bath and living room, with full windows looking out at the ocean and our own private hot-tub. The cook, Maria, provided phenomenal full breakfasts--we spent each morning leisurely enjoying gorgeous fresh fruit platters and huevos rancheros on the patio looking at the ocean. Peter and Lorraine were more than helpful when it came to recommendations for restaurants and outdoor activities (and went out of their way to gather information on the specific activities that I had asked about in emails prior to our arrival), and welcomed us with champagne, strawberries, and flower petals strewn across our bed. Casa Farolito has three guest rooms, two of which are interior, and the ocean-front suite. While the ocean-front suite is more expensive than the other options, it is absolutely worth it to wake up every morning to a breathtaking view and the sound of the ocean waves.

What an amazing weekend!

5 on October 08, 2010

My husband and I wanted to get away for a weekend and chose Casa Farolito in Rosarito, Mexico. We were amazed by the pictures on the website but they didn't compare to the actual house and views once you arrive. Lorraine and Peter were perfect hosts, making our weekend very enjoyable. Breakfast was delicious, served on the patio overloooking the ocean. Dolphins even swam by as we were eating! The town of Rosarito had great restaurants and shops, which we navigated with Lorraine and Peter's advice. We look forward to another stay at Casa Farolito as soon as we can.

WOW! What a view! The best B&B experience

5 on July 24, 2010

We have just returned from Casa Farolito and are already looking forward to returning. The innkeepers Lorraine and Peter were so friendly, so helpful, so professional. Casa Farolito is full of Mexican charm - Mexican tiles everywhere, a terrific local art collection and the views are incredible. Watching the dolphins swim by while having a fabulous breakfast (cooked by Maria) on the patio was one of the highlights. The room and bathroom were clean and comfortable. There are wetsuits in every size and boogie boards to enjoy the water. We highly recommend this little treasure just south of San Diego.

Casa Ferolito-A Mexican Riviera B & B Experience

5 on July 18, 2010

As former Innkeepers we have a critical eye when staying at any B & B. Casa Ferolito delivered on all levels, the warmth of the innkeepers, the attention to detail and the beauty of the setting enhanced by a truly wonderful interpretation of decor. Peter and Lorraine are connoisseurs of Mexican art and artifacts. Just when you think there cannot be one more piece to view, your eyes drift to yet another one. Lorraine uses her artistry and imagination to create the perfect getaway venue. As promised the dolphins and the peace and solitude of the ocean off the beautifully appointed deck were reason alone to come to Casa Ferolito. The breakfasts were the perfect combination of Mexican simplicity with delicious alternative menus for any taste...all this served by their marvelous cook Maria. When we shared that we may want to relocate to Rosarito, Peter and Lorraine could not have been more patient and kind, sharing their own experiences and recommendations. We did not stay in their luxury suite that opens out onto a private deck with hot tub and views to die for, but will return to experience that as well. We are looking forward to returning in October.

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Rooms & Rates

Ocean Front Suite

Spectaclular ocean and island view from the luxury 300 sq. ft. Ocean Front Suite. A private patio with a hot tub to enjoy the stars as the waves crash at high tide. Steps down to the beach below and an outdoor shower are all part of the charm of Casa Farolito. A quality designer furnished room with a very upscale queen sized pillow top bed and European down duvet. Flat screen TV and DVD along with dish network and sirius radio stations, mini fridge & table & chairs. A huge en suite spa bathroom with a 'floor to ceiling' tiled shower for two, a jacuzzi bathtub, double sinks and soft terry robes

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

Farolito Room

The Farolito room is a charming Mexican themed 135 sq. ft. room with high beamed ceiling and original art and photography on the walls. Colorful upscale bedding and European down duvet on the quality pillowtop queen mattress. 40" Flat screen TV/DVD. An en suite tiled bathroom with a walk in shower and typical Mexican hand painted sink will delight those who appreciate Mexican handicrafts.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $160

Vista Studio

The 400 square foot Vista Studio has a private entrance. There is a King bed (or 2 twins) with upscale bedding and European duvet on the quality pillow top king mattress. A flat screen TV, (Dish Network and Sirius radio stations), WiFi and a full Kitchen are also part of the Vista Studio. The suite has high beamed ceilings, original art and photography on the walls. The en suite Old World Mexican tiled bathroom with a tub/shower combination and hand painted sink will delight those who appreciate Mexican handicrafts. Fabulous Private Roof Top Ocean View Deck with lounge chairs and dining table.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $180 - $210

Frida Room

Enjoy all of the amenities of Casa Farolito Bed & Breakfast while staying in our smallest and least expensive room. The Frida Room (117 sq. ft.) has a memory foam queen bed with a European down duvet. While there is no TV, there is a DVD player and a library of recent movies along with Wi Fi. The Frida Room has an en suite bathroom with a typical Mexican shower and a hand painted sink. The room has original art and photography throughout. The colorful Frida Room is ideal for one guest and cozy for two. As with all of our rooms, a full breakfast is included in the room price.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

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Location Type

Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town, Wine country

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Beach Umbrella, Beach Toys, 8 Foot Pool Table, Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Boogie Boards, Wet Suits, Yoga Mats, In room Safes

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Boogie Boarding, Surfing, Curio Shopping, Fine Dining, Movies, Casino, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 12:00 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No NO children under 16 accepted.
  • Childcare Provided: No Not Suitable for Children under 16
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No Pets
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment is due at time of reservation Payment OK through PAYAL with your credit card to casafarolito
  • Cancellations: Full refund if cancelled 30 days or more prior to check in. 50% refund if cancelled 29 to 15 days prior to check in. NO refund if cancelled less than 15 days prior to check in. Guests must notify us if checking in after 6 p.m. No checkins after 9 pm.



Lorraine and Peter Pontell

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About the innkeepers

Lorraine was an interior designer. Peter was a graphic artist and photographer. They have traveled throughout Mexico and their love of art and Mexican design show in every nook and cranny of Casa Farolito Bed & Breakfast. Original art, talavera, tile, Oaxacan wood carvings, woven rugs, Huichol beadwork, Tonala and Tlaquepaque treasures as well as Bustamante and Flores figurines are just some of the decor you will encounter at their charming Mexican Casa.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Patio Overlooking Ocean, Dining Room

Special meal options

, Blended organic soup, for dental patients

Signature Dish

Huevos Rancheros
Locally made tortilla with fried (brown organic) eggs and fresh home made salsa, refried beans and Mexican cheese on top of it all!