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Ocean view casita close to beach

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom / 1.5 bath Casita close to beach

This half acre property is located just 6 miles from downtown San Jose Del Cabo in the guarded and gated community of Laguna Hills, walking distance to the beach. This is a 1 bedroom / 1.5 bath solar powered casita with ocean and mountain views. There is another rental on the property, an ocean view studio which is 642197 and can be rented also. Each property has their own space and privacy.

Enjoy home cooked meals on your own private patio, from this solar powered casita. Or, if you don't feel like cooking, take a short walk down to the beach where our local bar and grill, Buzzards, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, just a few minutes walk down the hill from the casita, is a beautiful white sandy beach. From late Nov to March, you're sure to see and hear the Grey and Humpack whales as they pass by. Surf spots are just a few miles up the road. Wireless internet available! Dogs will be considered in the casita.

Keywords: Casita

More Details

Owner
Kim Wittman
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Kim Wittman

I purchased this lot while on vacation in 1987..and starting the process of building. built the guest cottage first, lived in it and it's been my rental now for 19 years. I have since, built a main home for myself and most recently, another rental casita. I live on the property full time with my dog.

Kim Wittman purchased this cottage in 1987

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Laguna Hills, Baja

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , toilet with sink
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Due to the fact that this is a solar home, the following items are not allowed or included: toaster, microwave, iron or blow dryers.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ocean view casita close to beach
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
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5

Adorable casita, great community, excellent host

  • 5 of 5

We'd stay here again in a second. Kim is easy, warm, helpful, super-informed. The casita is nicely designed and pleasantly decorated. Great, firm bed and outdoor shower. Shaded porch, and separate shaded patio, and a roof deck too. It's a 3-min walk to a nice beach, and you can watch (and sometimes /hear/) wales from the porch. Buzzard's restaurant is the only thing in the area, but it's perfect — delicious, reasonably priced, extremely friendly; you sit at tables with your feet in the sand and surrounded but a hundred little pots of herbs. Very convenient to San Jose (via a good road). Loved it here!

  • Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jarkko & Elizabeth, I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here, and thank you for the great review. I look forward to having you as guests again in the future! Thanks, Kim
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5

Lovely & Helpful

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place away from the hustle & bustle. Kim is so helpful and kind, sharing tips and gear and fresh water! Thanks for all your help and planning Kim!

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

After a very stressful year, we really needed to get away and relax. Kim's casita was the perfect place to do just that. Though "off the grid" we never felt like we were roughing it. Comfortable King sized bed, great hot shower, fully equipped kitchen, views to die for and a great little restaurant right down the hill. There are also several great restaurants nearby and it is just a short drive into town. What more could you need? Well, the wifi was weak and not always available, but we were always able to get connected eventually. Kim was always available if needed, but did not intrude and we were able to unwind. This is definitely someplace we want to return to again and again.

  • Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peggy, It was nice to meet and host you and Sam. Glad you enjoyed your stay here at my home by the sea and got some quality relaxation in. Yes, the wifi has it's moments, but that's part of off the grid living. Soon enough coming to our little neighborhood, we will have fiber optic cable. After being on our current system for 30 years, it's going to be quite the change for us all in a good way:) Thanks again for your kind words, and hope you can return some time in the future.
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5

Secluded and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week at the end of February and had an amazing time. Kim is a wonderful host who is easy to contact and quick to help if you need anything, but also gives you space and privacy. Her dog Shorty is also friendly and adorable!

The property has a well equipped kitchen, a nice bathroom with good shower, and lots of great lounging areas. Some others have commented that the bed was too hard, we found it to be on the firm side, but very comfortable. We slept very well every night, feeling the cool night breeze and listening to the waves crashing on the beach. It is amazingly QUIET out there.

We saw whales while hanging out on the patio a couple times, which was rad.

The area is very safe, and the guards in the guard house are super friendly. It doesn't seem like an area where you would need to have guards (except maybe to keep the donkeys out), but having them there definitely adds to peace of mind.

Speaking of donkeys, there are a bunch around and they are pretty friendly! Just be careful driving, as they hang out in the road sometimes.

We rented a VW Gol from Cactus rental car company. It was their cheapest, tiniest offering (manual transmission) and was perfectly adequate for getting to and from the casita, as all the roads are paved. If you are interested in exploring the dirt roads further east (the east cape dirt road that runs along the coast, for instance) I would recommend renting something with better ground clearance and maybe 4WD. Cactus rents Jeeps, which is what we will get next time.

Kim provided us with written directions for getting to the casita, which were adequate, but we definitely could have used a GPS for the first time. After driving around the area for a couple days we didn't need the GPS anymore.

PRO TIP: If you have an iPhone and Google Maps App, you can download areas of the world, while on WIFI, and use your phone as a GPS without using any data while abroad. We found this to work remarkably well. Just remember to do it before you leave so you can use GPS to get from the airport to the Casita. For directions, I usually just set the GPS to Buzzards Bar and Grill, which the GPS locates readily and is easier than punching in the whole address.

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved this sweet casita!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay at Kim's casita. It is super clean, cute and has everything you need. Located on top of a hill with spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez. Kim is a great host and very on top of things. The casita is perfect for 1 person or a couple. Her other apt is a perfect rental too. I loved it. I would highly recommend a rental car to explore the surrounding area. There's lots of cool places to explore!

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joann, So glad you enjoyed the casita and your time here. It was nice to meet and have you here. You’ll have to come again when you can stay longer. Thanks again, Kim
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5

Peaceful ocean view casita

  • 5 of 5

Kim has nicely decorated and outfitted this one bedroom casita. There was a lovely sitting area where we took coffee in to watch the morning unfold and wine in the evenings to the day close. It’s also a great spot to look for whales and seabirds. Enjoyed walks and the peace of the east cape.

  • Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Hi and thank you so much. So glad you two had a great time just chilling out at the little whale viewing area with your am coffee, and evening wine. Was nice to have you so come back anytime.
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Jose Del Cabo INTL Airport
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Buzzards
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
La Laguna
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Laguna Hills, Baja

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$128
From
C$154
Fri,Sat
C$899
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$64.22
Damage Deposit C$128.44

Minimum stay of 7 nights for Christmas / New Years, see rates above. Minimum rental during regular season of 5 nights. Shorter stays available at owners discretion with weekend nights higher. No long-term rentals. Two week max. For rentals over 1 week, a cleaning fee of $50/usd will be added for the 2nd weeks stay. Check in time is 2pm, and check out is 11am, unless other arrangements have been made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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