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Luxury Designer Villa - Last Minute! Winter/Spring Deal! Book 6 nights get 1 Fre

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Half Baths
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About the property

20 Years of Finding The Perfect Hidden Gems - Let Us Help Customize Your Trip!

Casa Paraiso is set up to meet your vacation needs. It is a relaxing oasis while being a fully functioning home with its own pool, Jacuzzi and gourmet kitchen. Recently renovated, this 3000 sq ft 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is located in Santa Carmela – a gated housing community on the Sea of Cortez located a 5 minute drive from Cabo San Lucas. The community has tennis courts, beach-side common pool and outdoor party cabana with views of the arches. Relax in the pool or Jacuzzi while watching whales spouting in the Sea of Cortez. Read or sunbathe while listening to the birds chirping in the lemon and lime trees.

• 3 story home with 3000 sq ft of indoor space and 2500 sq ft of covered and uncovered decks

• master suite on the entire top floor (king bed, seating area, double sink en-suite, walk-in shower looking out onto rooftop cactus garden and the Sea of Cortez, roof-top deck with fountain and ocean view.

• Main floor is comprised of a plush living room, gourmet kitchen (granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, gas range, dishwasher, espresso machine, blender, coffee maker, out-door BBQ, cuisinart), in-door and out-door dining rooms, bathroom and office (set up with high speed wireless internet). Living room has a Smart TV and i-Home.

• The main floor opens onto a patio with covered out-door dining room seating 6-8 people comfortably, covered window seat, sundrenched deck with pool and Jacuzzi cantilevered over lower garden.

• Two cool, quiet bedrooms on bottom floor provide ample space for large groups. 2nd Master has a Queen bed, en-suite with double sinks, separate shower room and a walk-in closet. The 3rd bedroom has two double beds with en-suite with walk-in shower. Both lower level rooms open onto a covered patio and garden seating area.

• 2 minute walk to tennis courts, 5 min walk to Santa Carmela beachside pool and party cabana with view of the arches (this area has an outdoor kitchen with fridge, BBQ and bar)

• A “Guide Binder” is provided that includes a map of the beaches, restaurants and activities in the Cabo area along with telephone numbers for reservations.

• Golf, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, kayak to the arches and Lovers Beach, surfing, hiking – there are unlimited out-door activities

• Drive up the Baja to Todos Santos, a small artist town. Wander through the art galleries and eat lunch at the famed Hotel California.

• Surf at world renowned Cerritos Beach which still has the laid-back feel of years past – surfers still camp there for the winter season due to the consistency of the weather and the waves.

• Have an ocean side dinner with your feet in the sand at Cascadas restaurant in Cabo

• Wander through local markets in San Jose or Cabo San Lucas

• Run into Hollywood stars while having sunset drinks or dinner at one of the 5*+ resorts (Esperanza is a short walk, Capella is a 5 minute drive, Palmilla and Las Ventanas are a 15 minute drive away) – the spas are also amazing

• Book a chef to cook a traditional Mexican meal (or any meal of your choosing) at the house and eat dinner in the outside dining room overlooking the pool and the Sea of Cortez (Esperanza resort has fireworks on Thursday nights that are visible from the patio).

• Book a yoga instructor at the Santa Carmela beachside pool looking out at the arches of Cabo.

More Details

Shanni Eckford
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Shanni Eckford

We are a family of five who love our time in Cabo. Mike and I have three children ages 16, 7 and 5. I have been coming to Cabo for 20 years and love every trip. We live in Vancouver, Canada so vacation in Cabo every Christmas at our home and as many additional quick trips that we can fit in. All of our kids love to surf, snorkel, and explore the wonderful Mexican culture. We want everyone to enjoy Cabo as much as we do so we like to ask renters what their perfect vacation is like. I then email a customized list of recommendations which includes restaurants, beaches, spas, golf courses, and all the little hidden gems that we have found after 20 years of exploration.

Shanni Eckford purchased this villa in 2011

Why Shanni Eckford chose Baja California Sur

Casa Paraiso is set up to meet all type of vacation needs. You can have a quiet peaceful oasis, a fun family holiday, or an adventure vacation exploring golf, deep sea fishing, surfing, exploring small local towns, Cabo nightlife....this home is set up to meet the needs of your perfect vacation.

What makes this villa unique

View of the Sea of Cortez, private pool and hot tub, 5 minute walk to beach and private beachside pool and cabana, 5 minute drive to Cabo, list of hidden gems to plan your perfect trip.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Luxury Designer Villa - Last Minute! Winter/Spring Deal! Book 6 nights get 1 Fre
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

First the really bad news, someone on our travelling party got Hepatitis A which is from drinking contaminated food or water. We only ate out a couple times and fixed all our food otherwise at the house and used only bottled water so rec get Hep A vaccine before travelling to this area. We did eat a lot of fresh salsa from Wal-mart and the groc store across the street.

House was comfortable and pretty much as described. The furnishings were adequate but quite dated and a couple small items were not working or broken - some outdoor lighting and a fountain. House had a older feel to it. Location is in a subdivision on the ocean but it is a 1/2 mile walk downhill (uphill back to house) to get to small community pool on the ocean - no sandy beach area but a pretty ocean view. Internet service is subpar but usable. Had to call the house manager twice before we got the fuel tank on the water heater filled as we almost ran out.

Owner very easy to work with and has a nice guidebook she emails you. Went to several beaches but amenities on most beaches are very sparce except Medano which does have lounge chairs at the Mango bar you can use if you spend $20 in food/drink purchases per person. The other beaches have very limited amenities if any so bring your own beach chairs and umbrella that the owner has available to use. Snokelling at the recommended Santa Maria and Chileno beaches was terrible - poor visibility and only a few fish to see.

The downtown area was pretty quiet even in the evening for a bar hopping night - drinks were expensive at all the bars ($8-10) and all the bars were dead (even Cabo Wabo) until about 11 P the Squid Roe bar had some younger crowd dancing.

We were not real impressed with the Cabo area and this was not a luxury property, but adequate for the price.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived back from our stay and I miss the house and Mexico already. We shared the house with family friends both of us having two children each. It was exactly as the pictures and description described. It is a great location and Shanies guidebook was a great resource. We had a car and traveled to Todos Los Santos, Cerrito Beach, San Jose, Chileano beach etc. My husband and friend scheduled a fising trip with Gordo Banks out of La Playita and were not disappointed, we feasted on fish for a few meals! We also went on a saling snorking trip with our families and that turned out to be one of our favorite days. The community pool was either us or just a few others, the kids were able to play hide and seek in all the rocks below and the walk to the pool took my breath away everytime.

A few things to consider is that the interenet was very intermittent so if you need it for work you could have issues. For us it was not a problem really since our vacation was about relaxing. If t..v is important to you be sure to get a netflix account before you go to have some viewing. Again, not an issue for us as the views and outside patios are so great you really have no desire to be inside watching t.v. or on the internet.

Great house with everything you need to dine in and hang out. Kids loved the Spa and Pool and would walk right into it every moring. Location is great. You are close to Costco and Carmelita Grocery Store and many places to eat. Staff is super helpful and I felt safe the whole time.

Would definitely recommend to any family to try this house as a VRBO it was an excellent stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Lovely, quiet escape in Cabo

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a lovely stay in this well kept, comfortable, well set up vacation home. Owners were super easy to work with. House is in a private community of homes not far (10 minute drive) from the hub of Cabo beach, marina and night life yet far enough that you feel separate. Easy access (by car of course) to other area highlights. Pool and spa with a territorial and beach view, decks with comfy chairs and seating areas. Pool and spa heat up quickly (often a rarity with vacation homes). Everything you need for cooking in. 3 good sized rooms with their own bathrooms (1 up, 2 down), comfy living room right off the main deck area (which is also right off the kitchen and dining). Great for a family or couples/friends traveling together (though if couples traveling together, note that the master bedroom does not have a door - it is private (up the curved stairs, absolutely no line of sight) but no door...for sounds you might not want everyone else to hear while you are celebrating ;-) - yet equally as comfortable for a couples get away (which is what we did this time). Community pool down by the rocky beach is also very nice (we only saw 1 other person there in the 3 times we went down to it) and it was easy to get time at the tennis courts (again only one other group of people using it in the 4 times we went). Lots of extras (floating pool mats, beach umbrellas, etc) that add value and fun to your vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Wonderful stay

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home in a great location. Communication with the owners could not have been better. Big plus was the guide book put together by Shanni. It was spot on and helped us make the most of our stay. Would definitely do it again.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Palm Springs

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

When you rent a VRBO … and become part of that shared economy scene – you expect to have the feeling of it being somewhat like your home ( or at least I do). That’s why opting out of a sterile hotel room (regardless of designer elegance) is generally my “Go To” plan. However, sometimes people have wiped their slate so clean of personal affects that you feel you might as well be at a hotel. It is so much more special when you feel like it is actually home – away from home.

So, after a terribly wordy intro – Shanni’s Cabo home is a delightful retreat. It had the few family pictures that made you feel like you weren’t a stranger. The kitchen was full of all of those odd gadgets that when you cook you only HOPE you’ll find but so often don’t. With the market so close at the top of the hill with ginger & lemongrass & shallots … it’s the place to go. I’d wished I’d known earlier about the back take out counter where locals stop by for classic Mexican breakfast at 6:00 a.m.

The bedrooms/baths were excellently appointed and living room with its open wall to the pool area was where you really did curl up with a good book at night. My initial concern of being alone for 3 weeks … would I be safe / and even so … could I sleep the night through w/o some reservation. Absolutely ! It’s a bigger house than I needed … and yet it still had that warm feeling of being intimate. I’m guessing with a large family – you could still easily find a place to carve out as your own – or then as I was, perfect for just One.

Then there’s Victor, the fellow who does indeed solve every dilemma you may have for the property. He tackles what he says he’s going to – whether that’s providing lightbulbs or trimming an aggressive bougainvillea / even volunteering to take my suitcase into town for repair at a local place that he knew of after my own exhaustive search on the net. Even so much as to -when my taxi was late one afternoon – he says “Hop in , I have to pick my daughter up from school so if we hurry, I can drop you into downtown beforehand”

It’s a lovely home which clearly says the owners have spent time making it special & elegant all the same.

I walked to the Esperanza Hotel for lovely lunches & incredible spa afternoons.

Shanni’s home delivered – on every count.

A wonderful retreat. If you’re a quiet gourmet cook – or a nightlife seeker – or just want to read by the pool, this home is the perfect fit.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PARADISE! Beautiful home , gorgeous views from decks and pool/spa,

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a terrific time staying at casa parasio. The three levels of living space allowed for lots of privacy as well as great communal living space. Both Victor the local manager and Shanni the owner went out of their way to ensure our visit was enjoyable and trouble free. The community pool area by the ocean is a fabulous addition. The views of lands end are spectacular. The best part is that almost no one in the area seems to use the ocean side pool so it's like having your own personal waterfront area to read, watch boats go by or practice yoga at sunrise or sunset. The small community pool near the casa is convenient to rinse off after going snorkeling at nearby Chileno bay.

Casa Parasio exceeded our expectations. We would love to return again. Thank you so much Shanni for sharing your beautiful home with us . The OMalleys

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Los Cabos International Airport
Car: recommended

5 minute walk to the ocean and Santa Carmela private beachside pool and cabana

5 minute drive to Cabo San Lucas for restaurants, nightlife and Medano Beach activities including boat rides or kayaking to The Arch

walking distance to Esperanza Resort (5*+ resort - amazing restaurant and spa)

5-20 minute drive from 15+ golf courses including three Nicklaus designed golf courses and 6 championship courses

10 minute drive to the two Cabo snorkelling beaches

5 minute drive to Capella Resort (5*+ amazing restaurants and spa)

20 minute drive to San Jose del Cabo (pretty town with historical cultural sights and Thursday evening Artist walk to peruse local art)

30 minute drive to Airport

45 minute drive to Cerritos Beach - world famous surf beach

50 minute drive to Todos Santos - beautiful artist town where you can visit the recently renovated Hotel California (from the Eagles song)


Rates & Availability

Los Cabos Villa Rental Rates

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Spring Peak Season
Jan 14 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer and Fall
Jun 3 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $187
Full Cleaning $75

For summer bookings an additional Air Conditioning deposit will be discussed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Los Cabos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks, walk-in shower with ocean view, walk in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks, shower room, toilet room, walk in closet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Main floor half bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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