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Chris Smith

Speaks english, portuguese, french, spanish, italian
Bedrooms 4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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San Jose del Cabo Condo Rental Photos and Description

Double Corner, 4 BRs, 4 Baths, 4,050 sq. ft., Sleeps 4 to 10

Our Huge, Customized Residence, called 'Salsa and Jazz Corner,' is the only Alegranza Resort residence that combines two condos into one expansive home suitable for large family gatherings and groups of friends. Developed by singer Enrique Iglesias and international professionals with very high standards, Alegranza combines exceptional quality, location, and service. On a hilltop, the resort is centrally located so you can walk to town (great restaurants, the town square, shopping, and a thriving art district), the wide white sandy beach, the estuary (wildlife preserve great for birdwatching), the starting place for ATV tours, the grocery store, and much more -- all you need to enjoy 'the quiet Cabo,' a historic mission town known for its charm. This residence combines happy Mexican colors with plush sofas, vibrant art, the owner's handmade quilts, and comfortable American conveniences to create a spacious, fun, exciting family home away from home, much better than cramming into a smaller condo, a bland rental, older construction, or expensive hotel rooms. Well-appointed cooks' kitchens. Desks with printers & WiFi. Comfy deck lounging. Multi-zone speakers and receivers with AirPlay; Apple TV and Roku.

The resort's 93 condos all face the sea, three to a floor in six buildings, curved so every residence enjoys privacy and easy access to beautiful amenities. The connection between our two condos is via a heavy, double, alderwood door. It opens and disappears into a pocket when the two condos are combined, so you can pass from one area to the next through your own private terrace. Beautiful set-up for multiple generations, families with teens or young adults, or large groups.

Our location within Alegranza is rare and highly desirable, on the corner facing the wildlife estuary as well as the Sea of Cortez, high enough to really take in the spectacular views. It gets morning sun, keeping it cooler in the afternoons, and it's away from cobblestone street noise. Only the corner units have our kitchen layout and a dining area with a huge picture window. Savor the sunrise with an early morning latte, and take in the sunset from a beautifully furnished marble terrace that's over 73' long and cooled by ocean breezes. Each square dining table seats 4 to 8, and there is terrace dining for a crowd, with both gas and charcoal grills.

10' high ceilings. Sliders that recess into walls. 6-zone A/C + 10 ceiling fans. The deck has chaises lounges, a club chair and ottoman, a loveseat and coffee table, a day bed, and two huge reclaimed pine tables with 12 cushioned chairs, stereo speakers & cooling breezes.

Along with art emphasizing the pleasures & colors of Mexico, waterfront, music and dance, every room was jazzed up with custom furnishings, like hand painted armoires and sideboards, fuchsia ultra-suede sofas, local artisans' work, art and bed quilts made by the owner. Beds have Top-of-the-Line Mattresses. Wall colors, accessories, games and beach equipment--everything was uniquely selected to make this residence a special vacation home for our family. And YOU can reap the rewards of this attention to detail.

Booking and Management: Although advertised by owner, we have bilingual local property managers to answer questions for us since we travel a lot, and they will check you in, orient you, provide concierge services, and handle cleaning and maintenance. If you wish, they'll arrange extra cleaning and maid services, personal shopping (stocking the pantry and refrigerator before your arrival), catering, babysitting, transportation, yoga and pampering--everything you'd expect at an upscale resort. No worries; just relax & enjoy!

With the flexibility of walking to restaurants, making your own meals (with ingredients from nearby grocery stores), or having a chef come cook for you, this is a great home base from which you can explore a different activity or venue every day, many within an easy walk. Plus you can swim laps, stroll the beautiful grounds, work out, kick back around one of three quiet pools and hot tubs, and take in the view from a comfortable sun-sheltered deck.

In Sum: Spacious 4050 sq. ft. with Ocean Views from All Rooms - Rare Reserved Underground Parking - High End Everything - The only 4 BR, 4 Bath home at Alegranza over 4,000 sq. ft. - Rare Corner Layout offers picture windows, wonderful breezes, and corner doors that slide away for maximum indoor-outdoor living! Flexible Bedroom set-up. Premium construction upgrades and special furnishings added to a premium location!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Chris Smith

This advertiser has been with since 2009
Speaks english, portuguese, french, spanish, italian

With two daughters and a grandson, we wanted our own special beach property to escape to with our extended family. We swim, sail, kayak, and snorkel. We prepare some large family meals and also walk to casual and elegant dining in town. We haunt the local art galleries and appreciate the town's architecture and friendliness. We enjoyed furnishing this property as if we'd live in it ourselves much of the year . . . including selecting the most comfortable mattresses! Chris created special quilts for the property; she also hosts groups of women here for quilt getaways and retreats.

Chris Smith purchased this condo in 2010

After years of trips to other parts of Mexico, we were delighted to find San José had everything offered by other Mexican resort areas, and we prefer its climate. We feel safe, enchanted, and love the convenience of Los Cabos Int'l Airport. We've stayed in Cabo San Lucas, but we prefer San José del Cabo because of its charm and historic Spanish Colonial character, peaceful but by no means dull!

San José restaurants are as good or better than Cabo San Lucas', the Art District in San José is as good or better than Todos Santos', and you can still enjoy the same activities. Costco, Home Depot, Walmart and the marinas are easy to visit, but we're happy to be away from Cabo San Lucas's mall, the competing loudspeakers on the beach, in the marina, and echoing off cruise ships and tourist boats every afternoon and evening. San José is a vibrant, authentic Mexican town with upscale offerings for visitors, and it's very easy to get around.

We considered the direct beachfront developments but preferred the new Alegranza Resort by far. Our private and spacious hilltop home has an unencumbered panoramic view of ocean, estuary, town and mountains, from sunrise to sunset. No one looks into our condos or our terrace, and we don't look into theirs. And we love to walk into town.

• PREMIUM CORNER: Salsa and Jazz Corner is on the quieter and more beautiful of Alegranza's two corners, facing the estuary and away from the noise of a cobblestone street; it has an astounding view, a picture window in the dining area, a 73' long wraparound terrace, and being on the 3rd floor is high enough for a great view but low enough for us to use the stairs instead of the elevator.

• UPGRADES: 2 jacuzzi bathtubs and master bath safes, multiple speaker zones, GE Monogram appliances, even an upgraded kitchen sink and extra countertop space, additional lighting and ceiling fans, extra marble, and a built-in day bed on the terrace;

• FURNISHINGS: The furnishings are not one of three standard 'hotel packages' but rather, custom designed and furnished including original art and quilts made by the owner, and much more than standard kitchen supplies including hand-painted Talavera pottery;

• MANAGEMENT: We are conscientious owners who put in many extra touches, maintain an extensive guest information wiki/website, and we also have very responsive local property managers to handle inquiries, check-ins, orientation, concierge services, and any necessary repair or assistance that might arise.

• PARKING: Besides 2 reserved parking spots right out front, Salsa and Jazz Corner each has a reserved parking space at the base of our elevator (rare because only 2 of the 6 buildings even have garages, and the limited number of garage spaces were sold separately); they keep cars cool from the sun and make for easy loading and unloading of luggage, beach chairs & cooler, and groceries).

• HONEST ADVERTISING: The photos on our website and listings were taken in our own condos (except the one with the dolphin).

Bedrooms 4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Amazing for Up to 10: Spacious SE Corner - Huge Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Amazing for Up to 10: Spacious SE Corner - Huge Views!
San Jose del Cabo Baja California Sur


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
We loved our stay at this beautiful condo. The owner and management were responsive and top notch in their serivce. The suite was spacious, well appointed, clean and in first class condition. Great location and beautiful view.

We recommend it!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: This reviewer and his wife and two young children actually just stayed in half of the property described in this listing: "Salsa" which is listed separately at VRBO #232035. When we rent either of the adjacent condos, we have to mark this one as booked and that's how it happened to get posted here. I will try to get VRBO to post it to the other listing, but either way, we're grateful that they enjoyed their stay and posted a nice review!
Amazing for Up to 10: Spacious SE Corner - Huge Views!
San Jose del Cabo Baja California Sur
Phoenix, Arizona

A week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Our extended family of 9 just returned from a week in Jazz Corner/Salsa...the condos were beautifully appointed with all the comforts of home and more, clean and well maintained...the views of the ocean spectacular, enjoyed the 3 pools and hottubs often, walking the beach (5 min. away) snorkeling & whale watching on Cabo Escape, the boys all went surfing, excellent meals in Alegranza and in San Jose Del Cabo, a charming mexican town, fun to explore...the Saint Jose Festival was going on so lots of activities, dancers, singers, carnival etc. I would highly recommend a stay here..Chris was extremely helpful with suggestions and answers to questions..Muffie
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: My husband and I truly love being able to facilitate a celebration such as this family enjoyed -- celebrating two generations' BIG anniversaries and one of those birthdays ending in a zero! We were happy to help in advance to arrange a private dinner, cake, flowers, champagne, sporting activities, where to go for local brews, whatever would help to make the event great for the whole crowd. This is exactly why we got two side-by-side condos and made them open to each other through their private terraces. So glad they had a blast!
Amazing for Up to 10: Spacious SE Corner - Huge Views!
San Jose del Cabo Baja California Sur

Perfect Experience!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
I simply could not have been happier with my stay in Cabo! As a family we rented both Salsa and Jazz Corner, and it was one of the best vacations I've ever had! I didn't know what to expect as this was my first vacation rental, but the property is much larger and even brighter in person. The photos don't do it justice. It feels like a home (and a very large one at that), which is such a nice contrast to a sterile hotel. There is so much space to spread out. You can be together when you want and then go off and take a quiet minute to yourself. The kitchens are stellar. We had so much fun cooking. They are thoroughly equipped with everything you could need. The bathrooms and bubble jet tubs make you feel like you are in a resort somewhere. And there are three pools and hot tubs on the grounds, along with a gym and a restaurant. I think this is an extremely versatile property. For large families you could rent both condos, for honeymoons you could just rent one, for a girls weekend you could do both and have a big group of girls down. And Cabo has everything from adventure sports to laid back shopping and dining. Whatever you are looking for, you will have a fabulous time here. Everything about the location was convenient too. It's such a quick drive from the airport and relatively easy to find. The property is impeccable. The staff on site are incredibly friendly and helpful. I felt so welcome. The best part is the deck and the view! We spent every single morning watching the sunrise with coffee. I could live in a place like this very easily. Simply put, I would go back in a heartbeat. Chris and Toby have created a really magical vacation home. They are the most thoughtful owners. And Chris was so helpful during the rental procedure! You couldn't ask for nicer people to rent from.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Amazing for Up to 10: Spacious SE Corner - Huge Views!
San Jose del Cabo Baja California Sur
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

  • Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
Our two families got together to celebrate three birthdays! I don't believe my father remembered much of his 50th, once José Cuervo came to the party (ha ha ha)! However, Billy's 29th and Riley's 1st birthdays were remembered with lots of fun. We hardly needed to decorate for the parties as the condos were so vibrant with colour and fun on their own. Walking in to see the pink in the Jazz entry and orange in Salsa made you feel completely relaxed but also ready to party. Not only did we enjoy our time in the condos but spent many wonderful relaxing nights on the patios watching the sun go down, and days soaking up the rays by the beautifully landscaped poolside. Mexico is a wonderful place to celebrate and relax with family, but having stayed in these condos, it felt like home.
Thank you for sharing your condos for an amazing week with family! [From our onsite guestbook.]
Amazing for Up to 10: Spacious SE Corner - Huge Views!
San Jose del Cabo Baja California Sur
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

  • Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
Words can't express how wonderful & beautiful this property is. Our [two families'] vacation went beyond our expectations. Thanks to Chris for allowing us to bring our group together in Jazz & Salsa. The space was perfect. We had lovely dinners and family time on the terrace enjoying the view, many walks to the beach and into the town square. The Alegria Restaurant [in Alegranza] was fantastic. We also enjoyed Habaneros as they were very accommodating to food allergies. We feel very rested and we all agree it was one of our most relaxing vacations. We are all very sad to leave and hope to return again soon. [Quoting from the onsite guestbook, written by the senior generation of two couples, who stayed a week longer than their kids and grandkids.]
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Car: recommended

Los Cabos consists of 3 areas. More convenient to the airport is the quieter, historic, and very charming town of San José del Cabo, with a corridor of hotels in between it and Cabo San Lucas, 17 miles west on Hwy 1. You can enjoy it all on your trip, but San José is best if you like an authentic walkable downtown with a central plaza, great restaurants and galleries, surfing, walking or running, and/or a wildlife sanctuary. The atmosphere is great for multi-generational families or groups of friends who want to relax and have a fun escape from the ordinary.

Enjoy at Alegranza: pools (for play or laps), hot tubs, fitness center, saunas, tennis, BBQ, fire pits, golf putting practice, spa services or yoga (ask for info), two restaurants, room service, lush grounds.

Walk to: Great Restaurants, 2-minute drive or 20-minute walk to beach, estuary trails, ATV rentals, horseback riding. Under 15 minute walk to Art District, botanical cactus garden, spas, historic center, shopping, grocery stores, medical services, theatre, golf course,

Art District features Thursday Night Art Walks in season: many galleries with sculpture, paintings, local craft items and fine art (wine served). Many nearby restaurants and shops.

Great sportfishing! New marina, swimming with dolphins, and huge uncrowded beach at nearby Puerto Los Cabos.

Possible access to an all-inclusive beachfront resort with water park and spa, food and drinks--day use fees apply.

Other Activities: Zip-lining, Boating, Wildlife Photography, Snorkeling, Wave Runners, Scuba, ATVs, Swimming with Dolphins, Cinemas, live performances (mostly in Spanish), Dancing to Live Music, Spa services, yoga classes, art, photography, Spanish or cooking classes available depending on timing. Whalewatching, kite surfing. Local festivals and special competitions: marlin tournament in October, Triathlon in Spring, Stand-Up Paddle in Fall and Spring, etc.

Golf: A Par 3 municipal golf course that only costs about $63/day and rents clubs is visible from the terrace. Our Concierge can help you with more information about the many world-class golf courses in Los Cabos.

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Availability & Rates

San Jose del Cabo Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Extended Summer
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 nights
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 nights
Winter 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 31 2015
5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.0%
Notes "Weekly" or 7-night rates and Christmas and New Year's Week rates are for Saturday-to-Saturday stays. $9,950 for a 14-night holiday stay.

Rates include cleaning before and after occupancy, average utilities, concierge services, use of Alegranza resort amenities including pools, jacuzzis, tennis, golf practice facility, fire pit, bbq area, restaurants and fitness center, 2 reserved garage spaces.
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San Jose del Cabo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4050 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Secure Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gym
  • Living Area
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Corner Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sinks
    'Salsa' Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sinks
    Corner Guest - toilet , shower , Double Sinks
    'Salsa' Guest - toilet , shower , Double Sinks
  • Spacious bathrooms with double vanities, separate WCs, walk-in showers, hair dryers, marble, and closets with drawers. Both masters have built-in safes.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Corner Master - 1 king , Eastern King
    'Salsa' Master - 1 king , Could be set up as XL twins
    Corner Guest Suite - 1 king , Could be set up as 2 XL twins
    'Salsa' Guest Suite - 2 double
  • All bedrooms have top-of-the-line, extra deep, firm support, pillow top mattresses. All bedrooms have ocean views, ceiling fans, A/C with separate controls, and 32' Sony Bravia TVs. Masters have wall-mounted reading lights and dimmers. Three open to the 73' long terrace; one has 2 picture windows and a small cactus balcony. There are also two queen sleeper sofas (slightly shorter than normal), 2 port-a-cribs and 2 high chairs (upon request); only one bottom sheet per port-a-crib though so bring extras and little one's blanket.
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Heated Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Concierge
  • festivals
  • playground
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • caves
  • reefs
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • equestrian events
  • paragliding
  • surf fishing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
The fact that these are two condos side-by-side, joined through the terrace, allows for both togetherness and privacy. Some multi-generation families like the separation based on bedtimes, generations, movie-watchers and talkers, etc. Read the reviews to see how this worked very well for many large groups, and even for two couples, or a family with teens or young adult kids.

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