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San José del Cabo Boutique Beachfront Villa

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,719 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

November 2017


Just returned from our recent Sampaguita HOA AGM, restock and maintenance trip to the Baja. The Baja is booming with development and construction in the Los Cabos region full speed ahead. A new vacation condominium development has started up at the Hotel Road and just a 5 minute walk from the Sampaguita Gates behind Plaza Caracol... the last lot they say on the Hotel Row! Lots of road work everywhere, new stores and restaurants. The weather was amazing and hot! For Sampaguita Owners receiving our Mexican property titles this year was monumental, and who knows if you love Sampaguita and are interested in owning there may be one or two of the private Villas for sale.

Downtown San José del Cabo is also being reinvigorated after Tropical Storm Lidia this year. I ate at some of our favourite restaurants and discovered some terrific new locations, art galleries and more in San José del Cabo, after the day's work. 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.

The Sampaguita property updates to the tennis court including the addition of Pickle Ball are complete and already popular with owners and guests alike. As well, lights added to the front Beach Wall are beautiful at night and of course provide additional property security. Ongoing improvements to Villa 6 including a brand new A/C and many minor updates, etc. 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, 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 also added an HD PVR in the upstairs master bedroom. We truly hope everyone enjoys the ongoing improvements.

The La Comer shopping centre and grocery store just a 5 minute walk from the Sampaguita gates has been fully updated and has many new stores. More new stores and restaurants continue to be constructed along the hotel boulevard, e.g., Tommy Bahamas+. 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 an HD PVR (so you don't miss any sun and sand time) and telephone/NO charge 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 (Quiet Groups Only)

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

Garfield C. Johnson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

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 Zona Hotelera

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.


"A short walk from the Villa to get all your groceries and a Starbucks, ehh! As of November ..."
Cynthia Fresh! Restaurant and Organic Market
"Essentially outside the Sampaguita front gates. Amazing organic food, great local music on ..."
Los Cabos International Airport
"Daily flights from cities around North America. Two person cab fare to Sampaguita in San Jo..."
Cabo San Lucas
"Great shopping, food, nightlife, the famous El Arco, Land's End, Lover's Beach, the Marina s..."
Habanero's Gastro Grill
"Nothing beats an evening in the warm ocean air with first class service at this amazing tequ..."
Hotel California
"Good eats and playing the Hotel California 24 hours a day in beautiful Todos Santos ... an a..."
San Jose del Cabo
"The mission San José del Cabo was founded in 1730, and the quaint town of San José del Cabo ..."
Cabo Dolphins - Zona Hotelera San José del Cabo
"The experience for our family at the Dolphin Centre in Cabo San Lucas was a once in a lifetime!"
Flora Farm
"May 2015 we finally booked a brunch for the family at Flora Farm. An amazing experience fro..."
Don Sanchez Restaurante
"A "sister" restaurant to one of our favourites that we had not enjoyed since their makeover ..."
Cabo Pulmo Marine Park
Playa Palmilla
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 ... 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!


Zona Hotelera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1719 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. Quiet time is 10 PM TO 8 AM 2. NO jumping off rocks into pools 3. NO CHILDREN <5 in HOT TUB 4. CHILDREN <12 MUST be accompanied by an adult always.
  • Guests shall not violate any law or ordinance of the City of San José del Cabo, the State of Baja California Sur and Mexico.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • 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 ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • 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
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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average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Wonderful location and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Our villa was well equipped and well looked after. Close to stores and beautiful grounds

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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México City


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time there, the villa is so beautiful and comfortable.

We loved every single place we visited around Los Cabos.

We loved staying at Sampanguita villas just as much as we loved the beach there. It's like being in paradise!

We really hope we could go again any time soon

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy little place on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet relaxing place to spend with friends on the beach, this is it. We had a great time and the property lived up to all of our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abbotsford, BC

A Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to Sampaguita and our first stay in Villa # 9. We vacationed here in November 2016 (my wife & myself), our adult son and his family (total of 4 adults+3 small kids). Sampaguita is a very nice, very quiet, gated community of 14 privately owned villas. If you enjoy peace & quiet, away from the 'madding crowd', this is for you. The grounds are pretty and nicely landscaped. The location, right on the beach and also close to good shopping, is excellent. There is a nice heated pool complex including a kiddy pool, and there is a gas fired fire-pit. Children under 5 are not permitted in the Hot Tub. The weather in this area of Mexico is virtually guaranteed to be sunny and warm most of the year - very little rainfall, as evidenced by the regional arid desert areas. San Jose (location of the modern airport for the Cabo region) is a nice, 'gringo-friendly' city and prices for food (especially fruit, vegetables and seafood) were very reasonable. There are many restaurants in the area. We find the more authentic restaurants patronized by Mexicans to provide better value. Try the small food court at the San Jose city market. Amazing service and fantastic food at a bargain price. There is a Costco about 30 kms down the coast in Cabo San Lucas and a Walmart in San Jose. The nearby La Conner supermarket is very good, and the Soriana supermarket up town is also worth a visit (better prices). There is a frequent city bus service, but we always rent a car at the Airport. We recommend using local currency which can be obtained in bank machines at the La Conner Supermarket. Villa # 9 lived up to the VRBO description - comfortable, clean, well equipped and well appointed. The Canadian owners were most accommodating and the on-site property managers (Mark & his wife) were very responsive and helpful. This villa includes a good selection of beach equipment, including boogie boards. The adjacent sandy beach was virtually deserted and the ocean was very warm in November (about 84 F). Although the fairly heavy surf and undertow may be an issue for some, our grandkids (in life jackets) had a real blast riding boogie boards or splashing in the crashing surf. There are several accessible more sheltered beach areas (with reefs) toward Cabo where snorkeling is quite good. In summary, great facilities, great location and sun, sun, sun! We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

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: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

The reservation and/or damage deposit(s) may be increased for stays longer than the minimum.

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).

Standard rates do not include the period December 14th to 31st, 2018, or beyond. Please inquire for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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