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
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Ocean view casita close to beach

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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

Kim Wittman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

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


Laguna Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Due to the fact that this is a solar home, the following items are not allowed or included: toaster, microwave, iron or blow dryers. Also, this casita can be rented with #642197, Studio La Salina which is on the same property for a total of 4 guests.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Ocean view casita close to beach
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Portland, OR

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: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Rest and Relaxation on the East Cape!

  • 5 of 5

This was our sixth time staying at Casita Salina Vista. We have been staying here off and on since 2006. Being off the grid is part of the experience that adds value to our rest and relaxation! Laguna Hills is a safe and secure area within easy walking distance to the beach. The hardest part about staying here is having to leave! Kim and Shorty are great hosts, and we look forward to our next stay with them.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Escondido (San Diego), California

The Other Cabo: Serenity, Beauty, and No Crowds

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 6 days just after Hurricane Sandra had dumped quite a bit of rain on the area. There was no visible damage apart from that the dirt road was a poor condition - with hindsight, we recommend renting a Jeep or SUV instead of a small sedan. After 5 days a Caterpillar re-scraped the road, and the day we left it was in much better shape so most of the inconvenience was due to the heavy rain just before we arrived.

That said, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it started with our gracious host Kim, who was available to answer questions at any time including weather forecasts prior to our journey - which allowed us to delay the trip by two days so that the rain would not directly impact our visit. Thanks for being so flexible!

The listing description is accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc., and the property was clean and well-maintained. The shower had just been renovated per the owner, and the main bathroom is spacious and great - you access it by walking a few steps outside the house, around the corner, whether from the main entrance or from the bedroom. The master bedroom has an en suite toilet. There is adequate privacy om all sides.

It was our first experience of staying in a 100% solar powered home - all homes in the area run on solar, with water being trucked in, and gas used for stove and oven. It all went without any problems. Be aware, as the descriptions states, that there is no microwave, and no TV. There is a small stereo system. The wireless Internet was too weak to work inside the property (I tried both my Samsung laptop and iPhone 6), but sitting on the patio it worked flawlessly - and that by itself was a very good reason to go an sit outside!

One day we drove to Cabo San Lucas (30 minutes away on a dual lane highway). That proved to us that staying in San Jose del Cabo (the "Other Cabo") was definitely the right choice. Much gentler and laid back.

In all, we recommend the property highly to any couple who wants peace and serenity, while being just 15 minutes away from San Jose del Cabo and all its wonderful restaurants, plus a huge supermarket called Mega. We tried three restaurants: La Lupita Tacos & Mezcal, Blue Fish Cabo, and Retro Burger Bar (you can find my reviews on TripAdvisor), in addition to Buzzards that is reached by foot just a few hundred yards from the property.

And yes, the location provides easy beach access.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bo, So glad you decided to postpone your trip and come two days later, as it worked out much better with the tropical storm we had. Yes, the rain does that to the roads coming in, but under normal circumstances, a smaller sedan on the dirt road is just fine. glad you enjoyed your trip, and it was nice having you both. look foward to seeing you again in the future.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Paradise on the East Cape!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! If you are wanting to get away from the touristy-all inclusive resort crowd, this is the place. The casita has everything you could ever need! The 2 bathrooms are great, the kitchen has everything you need to prepare any meal - if you are just wanting to take a break from the local restaurants. We spent our time exploring and surfing the amazing beaches of the East Cape during the day - then heading to San Jose Del Cabo at night. Kim is a great and caring host. She can and will help you find anything you are looking for.. This is an added bonus!! The weather couldn't have been better. The surf was amazing, beaches flawless, and even the whales made guest appearances most days!!

We would come back in a heart beat.. Even the pot-holes on the local access road wouldn't deter us! What a great opportunity to see fairly undisturbed nature in Southern Mexico.

Kim: Thanks again for the wonderful experience!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

A glorious retreat from the cold snowy Finger Lakes

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous! Whales leaping offshore (a few times, most days), long, long beautiful beach, walk for miles, no people, beautiful tide pools, crashing surf sometimes, calm swimming other times, desert climate at the seashore, mountain views, brilliant night skies, cool nights in February. Nifty cottage for 2, furnished with all you need, sit inside or out very comfortably. Kim marvelously helpful and resourceful with everything when/if needed. You can shop in town and cook, or eat all your meals (except Sunday dinner) at the good restaurant about a 5 minute walk, edge of beach. Lots more a half hour away in town.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill & Sonia, It was such a pleasure to meet you both. You seem to fit right in here, and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please do come visit us again sometime. Thanks, Kim & Shorts
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
White Bear Lake, MN

A wonderful Baja experience!

  • 4 of 5

We were visiting a friend in the neighborhood and used Kim's for our sleeping quarters, sunrises, coffee and early morning whale watching. A great location for day tripping or a quiet, peaceful respite for reading, writing, walking, painting or whatever. The beach is close, as is Buzzard's for GREAT margaritas and excellent food. The property is pristine and fully equipped including coolers, umbrellas, cold water and lots of towels. A welcoming place to enjoy the warmth and sun of the desert when it was so COLD and gray back home. The ONLY reason I did not give a 5 star rating is that the bed is quite hard and needs another layer of "soft". Otherwise, PERFECT.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, I'm so glad you girls had a great time, and I enjoyed having you both. So sorry that the bed was a little on the firmer side for you, rather than the soft, but so far, most find it very comfortable, from what I've heard. Thanks again for the kind words and hope to have you back on another trip.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


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


Rates & Availability

Laguna Hills Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Weekly cleaning fee $50

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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Send Email Send Email

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties