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Garfield C. Johnson

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

San José del Cabo Boutique Beachfront Villa

18 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

San Jose del Cabo Villa Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront Boutique 2 Story Villa, 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4 to 6

November 2015 Trip NEWS

We have just returned from our recent maintenance trip to the Baja. The restoration from Hurricane Odile in September 2014 of the Sampaguita property is officially complete ... and it is more beautiful (and with many improved mechanical systems better) than ever! The Baja is definitely back in a big way as development and construction in the Los Cabos region is full speed ahead now.

We ate at some of our favourite restaurants and again discovered some terrific new locations in San José del Cabo, after the day's work. There really was no longer talk about Hurricane Odile experiences, as people are too busy moving on and welcoming visitors back. Everything is ready for future guests to Sampaguita Villa 6 in the land of never-ending sun and margaritas! We want to thank our many repeat and new friends/visitors for sharing Villa 6 and treating it as their home on the Baja.

Ongoing improvements to Villa 6 including the new A/C control system enhancements are complete. We previously added to the ambiance of the villa with some traditional, updated and new wall pieces including an original oil painting 'Four' by local artist Ivan Guaderrama in the living room (check out his gallery in San José del Cabo ). Telmex updated the Sampaguita property to a fibre optic network this spring, and I added a state of the art extender to boost signal strength upstairs (and inadvertently all the way to the pool). There is NO charge for the Wi-Fi and calls made on the Villa telephone to the USA and Canada are now free from Mexico. We truly hope everyone enjoys the ongoing improvements.

More new stores and restaurants continue to be constructed along the hotel boulevard. For a truly once in a lifetime experience, the newest Cabo Dolphins eco-dolphin aquatic centre is only 2 blocks away. Our favourite gym, Cabo Fitness, has moved just down the road in the Zona Hotelera (maybe a 10 minute walk now) in Plaza Pescador and is still making improvements. The view from the third level and open air work out environment is great!

The Villa

Our two storey 3-bedroom/2-bathroom Mexican Villa is centrally air-conditioned and offers over 1,719 sq. ft., including a private patio living space that is only 75 steps to the beach. Sampaguita is a quiet, exclusive security gated community of 14 beachfront homes. Amenities also include a walk in open shower in the spacious upper floor master bathroom, and a private 2nd floor terrace with authentic Mexican leather equipale chairs and an ocean/beach view. The main floor offers ceiling fans in a large open concept living and dining area, Canadian satellite HDTV (includes a full compliment of US channels) with a PVR (so you don't miss any sun and sand time) and telephone/WiFi internet, all for relaxing after a day on the beach.

The fully stocked kitchen includes all appliances; a new stainless steel fridge c/w 3 step water filtration system, stove/oven and microwave combination, new dishwasher, small appliances, utensils and most importantly a blender for those cool afternoon cocktails. The villa has large dining areas comfortable for 6, both inside and on the private ocean view terraza with a new Weber gas BBQ.

We have convenient back door/main entrance parking and/or guest parking close by. The two bedrooms on the main floor share a bathroom with a large walk-in shower. The 3-bedroom home includes 1 king, 1 queen and 1 queen and 1 twin sofa bed in a roomy converted Mexican decor garage bedroom. All bedrooms have floor and/or ceiling fans for your added comfort. The main floor also has an apartment sized washer and dryer.

The Lifestyle

Well manicured grounds, that were completely re landscaped in 2013-15 into a mixed eco-friendly desert scape, offer beautiful tropical palms and include; 2 heated swimming pools, jacuzzi, tennis courts, a fire pit at the beach’s edge for the moonlit evenings, access to miles of white sand unspoiled beaches (Playa Hotelera), beautiful sunrises and spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez. It is not uncommon to watch manta rays skimming the waves, schools of dolphins and porpoises playing out front or whales passing by.

A full service shopping centre with food stores and one of the Baja's newest Starbucks, many restaurants and the Cabo Fitness Centre are within walking distance (5 to 15 minutes maximum). Costco, Walmart and other big box stores are only a short drive on the route to Cabo San Lucas (25-30 minutes).

The mission San José del Cabo was founded in 1730, and the quaint town of San José del Cabo offers varied and exquisite local cuisine, a vibrant and engaging art community and a peaceful and relaxing historic village atmosphere. The centre of San José del Cabo is a 30+ minute walk or US$7 (70 MXN Pesos) cab ride from Sampaguita. In other words, our villa is centrally located in the main hotel area and on the Playa Hotelera (Hotel Beach) like all the major hotels.

In contrast, Cabo San Lucas offers well-known names and tourist attractions such as, the famous Land’s End Arch, crafts shopping on the Marina stroll or at the upscale Puerto Paraiso mall (which includes a luxury shopping wing extraordinaire), sea doo’s, deep sea fishing, punta and water taxi boat tours to Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach), tequila and all the Medano Beach Mexican parties and entertainment you could want. Between Cabo and San Jose, known as Los Cabos or the tourist Corridor, are secluded beaches and snorkeling spots, several world class golf courses and adventure activities such as zip lines and dune buggies in the desert foothills.

Keywords: two story, condominium, condo, casa, villa, townhome, beachfront, Sampaguita, gated community, boutique, private

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Garfield C. Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Garfield C. Johnson

My wife and I grew up between the North Shore mountains of beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and the Pacific Ocean's Howe Sound. Our young family was fortunate enough to enjoy many years and happy memories on the beaches of Maui. In 1996, my father and his wife began our Mexican Baja adventure by staying in the quaint town of San José del Cabo. A walk on the long Playa Hotelera on the Sea of Cortez led to a new Mexican Villa. Ever since our family has enjoyed what I refer to as the Kaanapali of Mexico - Los Cabos - stretching from the bustling centre of Cabo San Lucas along the lush tourist corridor to quiet San José del Cabo. We hope you'll choose to enjoy all that the Baja has to offer, as we have. Garfield and Judith, Deep Cove, British Columbia, B.C. Canada

Garfield C. Johnson purchased this villa in 1996

Why Garfield C. Johnson chose San Jose del Cabo

Sampaguita Villas is a quiet complex on miles of unspoiled beaches and with clear blue ocean, friendly hospitable Mexican people, never ending hours of sun, the tranquillity of San José del Cabo with its amazing restaurants and art scene, and the constant energy and fun of Cabo San Lucas a short distance away.

What makes this villa unique

Quiet, private, boutique lifestyle on the beach in a 14 villa gated community.

Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

San José del Cabo Boutique Beachfront Villa
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
5

Better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed in Samapnquita Villa 6 for a week in June 2016. We were excited based on the pictures in the listing, but the real thing was even better than we imagined.

The villa was spacious, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The furnishings were all in good condition and the villa was wonderfully clean. The kitchen was well appointed. That along with the full-size Weber grill made preparing meals a snap.

There were plenty of bath towels and beach towels available for our use, and some great beach toys as well. We got a lot of use from the boogie boards.

I cannot explain to you how lovely the outdoor area is. The landscaping is gorgeous and gardeners maintained it daily. The pool is gorgeous and a great refresher after the beach. The views from the villa are simply gorgeous with the beautiful pool and tropical gardens in the foreground, the sea in the background.

The beach is very clean and uncrowded. The surf is quite rough with a strong undertow, so don't plan on swimming. But it's lots of fun to stand in the shallows and play in the waves. There are many lovely coves within a short driving distance for swimming.

There is a larger grocery store with everything you might need about a three minute walk away. In addition, a big community park is right across the road from the villas with a playground, basketball and futsal. My 17 year old son went over every evening and found a pick up soccer game to join.

It was helpful having a rental car, and we will rent one next time. We rented from Alamo at the airport and it was convenient.

Frank, the property manager, met us when we arrived at the villa. He made sure everything was just right for us, and offered great suggestions for restaurants and activities - all winners, particularly El Toro Guero and The Tropicana. He checked in with us a couple of times during the week to make sure all was well. We had prebooked a snorkeling excursion that took us near the arch in Cabo San Lucas. I think we would have been better off visiting one of Frank's recs with our own snorkel gear - just something to keep in mind if you want to snorkel.

We booked the villa with pretty short notice, and Garfield, the owner made sure everything was in order for us in a timely manner. His communication was great and the info provided was thorough and helpful.

In short, we loved staying in Villa 6 and will definitely be making a return trip , and we highly recommend it for anyone traveling to Los Cabos.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise & Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at Sampaguita Villa and will definitely be back! From the very first communications I had with Garfield regarding Sampaguita Villa, I was very impressed! From start to finish, he was very informative about the villa and surrounding area. The villa was perfect, the grounds and view of the ocean from the patio are BEAUTIFUL! The complex was very quiet and relaxing, which is just what we were looking for! Most days, we had the entire pool area to ourselves. The beach is very clean and beautiful. There is a large grocery store (Mega - similar to a Walmart or Fred Meyer which has everything....fresh seafood, alcohol, clothing), Starbucks and other restaurants within walking distance. We walked to Mega several times to get the freshly made ceviche! The villa is gated, has a washer and dryer, AC and all the comforts of home. Frank, the local property manager, met us at the villa to show us around. He was very friendly and met us with a big smile, cold beer and water! We could not have asked for a better vacation and can not wait to return! I highly recommend Sampaguita Villa 6!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City
5

Beautiful retreat to the San Jose beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this villa during our escape from the cold New York December weather!

We have been traveling the world for over 12 years, in over 20 countries and rent apartments during most of our travels - this apartment was one of the best!

The villa was perfectly located on the best part of the beach in San Jose del Cabo ( the much nicer of the two Cabos). The beach was long, clean and beautiful. The neighboring condos and hotels were clean and quiet, but had all the amenities that we needed. There was a lovely outdoor shopping center with the best grocery store I have ever seen (Mega mart: which had everything from milk, to wines and alcohol, to fresh fish, to clothing and electronics!)

The apartment was large (very comfortable for our party of three adults, and still would certainly hold more people very comfortably) and beautifully decorated. The grounds were lovely, quiet, and right on the beach. The pool was warm and very refreshing.

The owner Garfield was very helpful from start to depart. He gave many great recommendations on booking cars and travel ideas, and had a great binder of information in the apartment to help our day-to-day planning while there. In addition the local manager, Frank, was very timely and kind and helped us settle in perfectly. He was always nearby in case we had a question, but never intruded on our vacation escape.

I would certainly recommend this property and would come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA USA
5

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family vacation of grandparents, parents, and 12 year old was a complete success during the week prior to Easter. We knew we wanted to stay in the quieter, more "Mexican" town of San Jose del Cabo, as we have visited Baja numerous times. Sampaguita 6 was perfect for us. From our first contact with Garfield, to our final goodbye to Frank, the experience was PERFECT. The villa was beautiful, perfectly located, and convenient to everything. We shopped at Mega almost daily - only two blocks away - and barbecued whole fish and steak on the giant barbeque on our patio. Tip: take your rolling suitcase, check it at the entry desk, and wheel your groceries the two blocks home. We took the local buses into town on days when we went in more than once. The walk into town was actually a treat, and not difficult for any of us. We rented a car at a nearby dealer, and drove to Todo Santos, Cabo San Lucas, and Cabo Pulmo (our favorite). We walked to the estuary, enjoyed many nearby restaurants, and strolled the almost empty beach. We swam in the large pool, sat by the fire ring and drank wine under the stars, and met some of the friendly residents of Sampaguita. With only 14 villas, the compound felt private and exclusive. During our week there, we never came upon another residence that seemed anywhere as nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family time in Mexico

  • 5 of 5

Our family very much enjoyed our one week stay. Such a relaxing and peaceful experience with activities nearby if you were so inclined, plus easy access to groceries and restaurants. The town of San Jose del Cabo is still recovering from hurricane Odile and appreciates the tourists who do make the trip, as their livelihood depends on them. The villa was well stocked with the supplies necessary for entertaining and playing, and meeting with the unit manager was stress free. We would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ridgefield, WA, USA
5

Wonderful R&R

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at Sampaguita 6 to recharge from a brutal 4 month work session. We were so pleased with this rental in San Jose that we wished we could stay for 2 weeks. We found it to be even better than it was described in the ad. The pool area and gardens were well kept and provided a great view of the beach and ocean. We will definitley be returning to stay for longer. what a beautiful place and very helpful manager. We were so please with the whole experience, we would like to thank the owners for sharing this great spot with us. Ned and Nanette Walker

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
San Jose del Cabo International (SJD)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Rock and Brew
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Club Campestre San Jose (+6 more less than 15km)
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Mexico No. 1 (route to Cabo San Lucas or airport)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Cynthia's Organic, Habanero's, Gula Sana ... more
Nearest Beach
Playa Hotelera (75 steps from the Villa)
Car: not necessary

Local soccer pitch/arena/playground close by. Mega grocery store and mall with Starbucks a two block walk. Many great restaurants (Mexican, Organic, American and Italian) within a 15 minute walk in the Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone). The Cabo Dolphins Eco Park is now open about a block away. For a truly once in a lifetime experience swim with the dolphins!

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Rates & Availability

San Jose del Cabo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas (Feliz Navidad)
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Prime Time
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Mgmt&Cleang (1-4guests) $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

The Management & Cleaning Fee for 5 or 6 guests will be increased to US$150 by revising your initial quote upwards (i.e., the VRBO Service Fee will remain the same).

Maximum 6 guests. An additional rental fee per night applies to 6 guests if the stay is accepted by the Owner.

We require a full day+ to prepare the Villa for guests (unlike a hotel).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

San Jose del Cabo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1719 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Includes a walk-in shower, two sinks and toilet.
    Downstairs Seperate Bathroom - toilet , shower , Includes a walk-in shower, one sink and a toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Also ensuite bathroom, walk in closet and private veranda.
    Entry Level 2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , Shared separate bathroom.
    Entry Level Third Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Mexican style converted garage.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Sampaguita has professional property managers and staff to maintain the complex year round. Villa 6 has its own bilingual (English-Spanish) American born property manager who will assist you during your stay as required. Villa 6 has a wall safe for passport safe keeping.

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