Verified Review icon 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 svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

**Renos complete!!**Beachfront Las Olas w/a Million Dollar view

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Located at the tip of Baja California just minutes from San Jose Del Cabo and only 20 minutes from Cabo San Lucas with the beach is just steps from your door. Situated on the safest swimming beach in Costa Azul. This condo offers a king and two twins beds plus hide-a-beds in living room area and two newly renovated full bathrooms!

Las Olas is a great complex located on the white sandy beaches of San Jose del Cabo. The complex has a large pool and three cascading Jacuzzis. There is a roof-top tennis court, a work out room, an ocean view from every condo, and a restaurant/bar onsite. Las Olas is in 'Costa Azul', home to 3 of the greatest surf spots in Los Cabos: Zippers, The Rock, and Old Mans AKA Acapulquito. The beach is very safe for swimming and there is even a small break nicknamed 'middles' for the kids and beginners.

Las Olas is very close to a large supermarket and is within walking distance to 3 restaurants as well as a Surf Shop with beach rentals, a smoothie and snack bar, an adventure company, and a spa. Las Olas has gated parking with a full-time guard and is very safe. It is on the main highway which makes it easy to catch the bus to go anywhere: Downtown San Jose is 10 minutes away and downtown Cabo is 20 minutes away. This condo offers its own washer and dryer as well as a sofabed, fully-equipped kitchen (fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, etc.), and a beautiful big balcony to whale watch and watch the sunset.

Swimming, world class Golf Courses nearby, Deep Sea Fishing, Jet Ski Rental, Surfing, Fishing, ATV Rental, Boogie Boarding, Windsurfing, Patio, Sightseeing, Walkway to Water, Boating, Surf Fishing, Shared Swimming Pool, Beachcombing, Ocean Kayaking, Outdoor Shower, Nearby ATM, Beach Walking, Beach, Restaurants, Banks, Supermarket, Historic Downtown.

GLOBE AND MAIL article - Feb 24 2011 - Jake Macdonald - (short version) Big chop. Big fish. Meet Mexico's quiet side

All night long, the surf was up, big waves thumping the beach like artillery. At 6:30 in the morning it was light enough to see palm fronds whipping in the wind. We stood on the balcony looking at the Sea of Cortez. A smudge of rain clouds on the horizon. Off we went. An hour later, we were smashing through heavy seas in a 42-foot Hatteras fishing boat. The swells were so high that another boat running alongside us a few hundred metres away kept disappearing in the troughs. Around 9 a.m., just as the captain promised, the wind died down and the sea became pacific. Considering that the entire Eastern United States was being assailed by the fifth blizzard of the winter, a short gale at daybreak didn’t seem so bad. Even the clouds were gone. “It never rains here,” Angus said. “It’s basically a perfect climate.”

The Baja Peninsula trails down into Mexico from the bottom left corner of the United States. It is wild and rugged, characterized by steep arid mountains, red desert and forests of saguaro cactus. It’s 1,600 kilometres from top to bottom and if you drive its length, you have to calculate gas stations on a map. People call it “the other Mexico” because the Sea of Cortez separates it from the mainland’s much-publicized kidnappings and drug wars. There are two towns at the southern tip of the Baja – Cabo San Lucas, which is overrun with beach vendors, cruise-ship tourists and badly sunburned party dudes – and the quieter, more refined San Jose del Cabo, 40 kilometres up the coast.

San Jose del Cabo is a community that seems to be propped up by several thousand wealthy, wintering Anglos who have brought along their ideas in art, cuisine and design. (Morgans, one of the town’s best restaurants, is operated by a couple from Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.) There are top-notch jazz combos playing around town and half a dozen excellent restaurants and the safe, quiet downtown has a charming colonial feel. There is a verdant central plaza, an ancient mission church and an art district with many small galleries. On Thursday night, there is a regular two block-long “art walk,” with gallery owners offering free wine and an introduction to the work on display. In short, San Jose del Cabo is a Mexican town that has adopted the best elements of American culture and dropped the ones we can all do without.

As with any seaside town, the real attraction is the sea. In the autumn, thousands of humpback and grey whales arrive from the north, bound for the Sea of Cortez to give birth to their young. If you’re strolling the beach at San Jose del Cabo, you only have to watch the sea for a few minutes to see the spout of a migrating whale. If you go fishing, they’re everywhere.

By midmorning, we were trolling up the Pacific side of the cape. Massive aquamarine waves reared up and flung themselves onto the uninhabited red-sand beaches. We never saw a soul, except for the whales. In every direction, whales were rolling, spouting, lifting their great tails as they dove under. Some would breach, jumping clear of the ocean and landing with a terrific explosion of spray. From a distance, it looked like someone was dropping school buses in the ocean.

We fished for five hours, searching for striped marlin, about the size of a kayak, and saw a hundred whales. Midafternoon, we arrived back in port, sunburned, rubbery in the legs and keen for a platter of hot tortillas and cold beer. We all agreed that it was a great fishing trip. We even caught five skipjack tuna. They’re a small fish (about the size of your forearm), but good eating.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Edna
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2018

About Edna

Robert and I (Edna) are the proud parents of 4 amazing kids ages 14, 10, 8 and 6. We both worked in the Fixed Income markets here in Toronto and ditched Bay Street to start Nest Property Management Inc so we could have more flexible hours to spend with our kids. We love to travel, EAT and coach/manage our kids in little league soccer, hockey and lacrosse. We love surfing which is one of the reasons we love Cabo - and Las Olas - so much!

Edna purchased this condo in 2008

Why Edna chose Centro

When we went to Cabo on a family vacation back in January of 2008 we never imagined that we would be buying a home by the end of the trip but after a chance meeting with a real estate agent - who we are proud to now call a friend - and our property manager - we were! The fact that Las Olas is right on the surf - and the view is so phenomenal both day and night sold us on the property right away. With it being only 15-20min from the airport and only another 15-20 to San Lucas we were sold. Having the Mega (supermarket) so close by (only 5min) was a huge bonus. We love San Jose and everything it offers...the restaurants are fabulous and the kids just love spending Sunday nights in the square enjoying the locals' 'fiesta' nights.

What makes this condo unique

We consider 302B our home when in Cabo and think we have done well by our guests in keeping it clean and most importantly - updated. Since Hurricane Odile in September 2014 we ditched all the old furniture and electronics and the Condo is now updated with a new flatscreen, dvd player, satellite and furniture (both inside and out!) We are in Cabo at least twice a year and when in town always make sure that the linens are changed if worn, the appliances are in working order etc etc. We want our guests to be as comfortable as possible as they are on a well earned vacation and we all know how precious those are!

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Centro, Baja

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) In master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) In the second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A pullout sofa located in the family room area of the condo
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

62% Complete
31% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
6% Complete
**Renos complete!!**Beachfront Las Olas w/a Million Dollar view
average rating of 4.4375 based on 16 reviews
Fort Collins, CO
4

Quiet and Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

We loved our one month stay at Las Olas which is a quiet condo complex with beautifully maintained grounds. The view from both inside and the sprawling terrace is to die for! I don't think we have ever had a better view; right on the sand and lovely times watching surfers and beach activity from the balcony. The pool area is very nice and never crowded with three wonderful hot tubs. Everyone we met was so friendly and nice.

The owner, Edna, was wonderful and great at replying to emails. We had two small issues while we there ( a shower not draining and the dryer not working), and both were handled promptly and to our satisfaction.

We normally stay in the Cabo San Lucas marina area and thought it would be a nice change to experience San Jose del Cabo. The problem for me is that I love to walk everywhere. While we did enjoy walking on the beach, the route along the highway was not really safe for walking. You need to be aware that there is nothing very close, so taxis, which are expensive, are needed. We did walk to the grocery store several times (1.3 miles) and took a taxi back. But at $20 US round trip, you are not going to pop over for some bananas and cilantro. Same problem with restaurants - plan on adding $20 to the evening tab.

The condo itself is spacious and comfortable. Unfortunately, when we arrived the kitchen items were disgusting with stuck on food; all silverware, glasses, dishes, and cooking items had to be scrubbed before we could use them. I think the owner was probably not aware of this - I blame the previous tenants. I don't think the maid checked the cupboard items. The kitchen counters have tile and missing grout which was black in areas. The little throw rugs in the bedroom and bathrooms were also filthy and had to be washed before we could walk on them barefoot.

That being said, the complex was lovely and we appreciated Edna so much that we could overlook these items.

We would recommend a stay here if you want quiet, beautiful views, and a nice beach.

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Surfers paradise

  • 5 of 5

We (Dutch family with two children of 11 and 13) loved everything about Las Olas Condominiums. The fact that you are at 3 surfspots made it complete. We didn't hire a car (we found it expensive) and did some travel with taxi's.

When we booked a snorkling trip and zipline adventure, they came to pick us up at the gate.

The apartment had everything we needed.

Love to come back here again and would recommend it to everybody.

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Another lovely time at 302b

  • 4 of 5

Third time staying in this condo, it's super functional & has most of everything that we need. It's nice and big. The view is always gorgeous.

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful kid friendly surfers paradise

  • 5 of 5

Brought a whole family, surfing was great, lessons for the kids too. There are calm beaches 5 min away for snorkelling and swimming. The owner was amazing, helped facilitate all our needs. This rental was bulletproof, not a hiccup......thank you so much, our kids can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Pacific Northwest
5

thank you thank you!

  • 5 of 5

thank you for being so easy to work with. the views, the place, etc, were all perfect. the 'condo' comes fully equipped so you can stock up on groceries and cook it up. beachside pool, hotubs, great surfing and beach life. couldn't ask for more. I had to change my stay while I was there and the owner quickly worked with me to accommodate!!! talk about customer service!

thank you!

shawn

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great Escape with the Family

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to be near the surf spot, and my husband was worried that staying at a condo, instead of a hotel would limit the fun for the kids. He was happy to be wrong. The kids surfed with tons of other kids right out in front of our place, plus the kids played in the pool and had a blast with all the nice families visiting from other places. We were able to cook on the BBQ and enjoy the great amenities. Perfect family vacation.

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Nearest Motorway
We are right on the major Cabo throughway
Nearest Beach
We are right on the Beach :)

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Centro, Baja

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May to Sept
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$199
 
 
Oct to Dec
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$280
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 15 2019
7 night minimum stay
C$375
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$200

Check in is 4pm unless arrangements have been made for early entry.

Check out is 11am unless arrangements have been made for a late departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Contact Owner
Available
Unavailable

Other Vacation Properties