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Ocean view casita close to beach

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

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Kim Wittman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 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


Laguna Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • 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 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , toilet with sink
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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.


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Ocean view casita close to beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 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: 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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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: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Mar 2, 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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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: Feb 16, 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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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: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: November 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.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Jose Del Cabo INTL Airport
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
La Laguna
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

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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