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El Zalate...the Perfect Location in the Baja!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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Baja's perfect location, charming San Jose del Cabo! Just fifteen minutes from the airport. Experience authentic Mexico with extraordinary dining, from inexpensive to 5 Star! Always casual and care-free, plenty of excellent shopping, sight-seeing and adventure are just minutes away. El Zalate is a beachfront paradise. Our condominium has a magnificent view overlooking the pools and beach...we are literally steps from the beautiful Sea of Cortez! Sleep to the sound of rhythmic waves breaking on the soft Baja shore and look forward to the morning's breathtaking sunrise. You can enjoy breakfast on the beautiful, spacious terrace.

Our brand-new vacation home provides the finest vacation imaginable. Each of the three beds (King sized bed, Two full double beds) is on the ocean side of the condo!

We provide a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and gas range, first class linens and towels, many electronic amenities, such as large televisions, DVD players and a music system.

Our wish is for you to feel at home and to want for nothing. We also provide tons of local information for your dining pleasure and activities close by. Let's get your dream vacation started!

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More Details

John Semanic
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 July, 2017

About John Semanic

We are Bill and Nonie Newman. We live in Kansas City and have two twenty-something aged children, Joe and Mary.

John Semanic purchased this condo in 2005

Why John Semanic chose Baja California Sur

We fell in love with San Jose del Cabo the first time we visited! We really fell in love with El Zalate the second time we visited and decided, with the gentle coaxing of our children, to buy a unit in the new Villa four! We are so happy we did!

What makes this condo unique

We love to cook! Our kitchen is outfitted for a gourmet cook, though you don't have to be! You'll appreciate the equipment we provide.

We provide top of the line linens and beds!

There is a propane gas grill on our very large terrace overlooking the pools and the beach.

We provide portable beach chairs and thirsty beach towels!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am having a great time hear in Mexico. The swimming pool is warm, there's a lot of them and it's great to play in. The apartment is great because it gives you all of the stuff, it has a flat screen TV that has a DVD player, it has cozy beds, every room has a porch and they give us all the cooking supplies. It even has a place where I can play my ipod out loud!And all the people hear are nise. The vue of the oshen is grate. It is very beutiful when the sun comes up here, and it isn't so beutiful when it comes up in Los angiles.
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Los Cabos in Baja California Sur

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We provide top-notch portable beach chairs, beach mats, boogie boards, noodles, sand toys


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El Zalate...the Perfect Location in the Baja!
average rating of 4.72 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful property. Everything you need for a perfect stay.

  • 5 of 5

The property is so well maintained. First class.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as described. Right on the beach. Easy walk to a couple good restaurants and bars.

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts Bill and Nonie couldn't be nicer and more accommodating. El Zalate is a smaller resort, well maintained, friendly staff and right on a great stretch of beach you can walk for miles.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great ocean view

  • 4 of 5

Nice beachside pool, white sand beaches, large covered balcony, well-stocked kitchen and comfortable furnishings make this a great place to unwind. Unit was clean. Looked like the unit was last updated 10 years ago.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was very nice and the condo was very nice with a great view and fully equipped.

  • 3 of 5

We strongly recommend you rent a car as the walking on the highway is treacherous and cabs expensive and unreliable. Also no one can swim at the beaches because of dangerous under town and steepness of beach makes walks by a little difficult

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park CIty

Beautiful property above and beyond happy with our stay and would definitely come back again!

  • 5 of 5

El Zalate is my favorite property to stay at when visiting San Jose. This unit was by far my favorite. It was nicely appointed with everything you would need on your trip (including all beach chairs, toys and towels), right down to the citrus press for margaritas!!

The patio was so beautiful and quiet with a perfect view of the ocean. The beds in both bedrooms were extremely comfortable and the shower in the master bathroom! I wish I could take that water pressure home with me!!

It is close to everything and within walking distance to the Mega grocery store that is huge and clean. Everyone is so friendly here and the restaurants are all delicious!

Bill and Nonie make you feel right at home with their welcome book of favorite restaurants and things to do and see. I would definitely stay in this unit again and recommend it to anyone going to San Jose.

There may be newer units to stay in in San Jose but El Zalate takes pride in their property and is constantly maintaining it and keeping it lush and beautiful. IF you want to stay somewhere with a lot of action, this is not the place for you. If you want a place that you can thoroughly relax and know you are surrounded by friendly neighbors and you are safe, I would suggest El Zalate!!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, thanks for your lovely review! We are so glad you had such a great time at our place!
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Kids are not welcome!

  • 2 of 5

We've stayed in El Zalate about 5 times, and won't be going back. The other "owners" are very intolerant of renters and particularly kids making noise in the pool. Think of it as vacationing in a retirement home or with a group of "the grumpy old person who lives on your street" - they don't like change, are into everyone else's business, and like to sit around and gossip all day. I don't want to paint all the "owners" with the same brush, as there are a few who are quite pleasant and friendly (probably because they only visit and don't live there long term) but they are in the minority. Irony of course is the owners could change the condo bylaws to prevent rentals or restrict to adults only, but I guess then most of them couldn't afford to remain owners.

The owners of our unit were helpful and the condo was clean and well maintained - very small TVs and BBQ though. El Zalate was built in 2001 so its getting dated and there have been little renos done, the rooms are still adequate but there are a lot of nicer, newer places now at the same price point. If you like to work out on your vacation, this would also not be the place for you. The "gym" looks like it was transplanted from a 1970's hotel - "universal" machine with some old dumbbells and a mat in a small smelly room tucked under an office in the parking lot. Treadmill has never worked any time I've been there.

Try Las Mananitas nearer the Mega - some friends were staying there at the same time and it is awesome. Newly built indoor/outdoor gym, tennis courts, better location and rooms were much larger and newly renovated.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

We are located in the heart of the San Jose beach, Costa Azule. We offer tons of local information in our amazing book we put together just for your use! It is full of advice, maps and local information. Other renters have referred to it as very helpful!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Los Cabos, Baja California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer in San Jose
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Very High Season
17 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Summer in San Jose
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Very high season
15 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £155.38

Our rates are $185.00 to $350.00US depending on the time of year and number of nights rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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