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Looking for a peaceful and tranquil getaway, unique alternative to large hotels?

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private 1 bedroom cottage with Mountain Views close to San Jose del Cabo

Rancho de la Sierra encompasses 27 acres of natural vegetation and desert landscapes, known as a semi-arid tropical forest, and is a perfect sanctuary to rest and unwind. Located just north of the Los Cabos International Airport and just 20 minutes from San Jose del Cabo and beaches, situated on the private estate of Rancho de la Sierra in the Baja ranchlands of Santa Anita. Close to local beaches, shopping and restaurants, the are offers a wide variety of activities which include whale watching, deep sea fishing, diving and snorkeling, golfing, horseback riding as well as gourmet dining. The cottage is equipped with a complete kitchenette has 2 single beds (together or separate), private bathroom with shower and palapa covered outdoor patio. Lay back, relax and soak up the Baja sun around the outdoor heated swimming pool which includes a sandy beach area for sunbathing. The shaded poolside palapa features an outdoor kitchen with wet bar, charcoal barbeque, shower and bathrooms for your convenience and enjoyment.

Crystal clear nights provide an opportunity to gaze at the stars and remarkable constellations while sitting around a wood-burning campfire

Close to local beaches, shopping and restaurants, the are offers a wide variety of activities which include whale watching, deep sea fishing, diving and snorkeling, golfing, horseback riding as well as gourmet dining. This cottage is one of three on the property and strategically placed on a hilltop with views of the mountains.

More Details

Owner/property manager Britta Stocker
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 March, 2018

About Owner/property manager Britta Stocker

The Baja has always been a special place for Brett and Britta since meeting at the Los Cabos International Airport in 1997 and then honeymooning in La Paz in 1998. After travelling around the world, they were always drawn back to the Baja and knew that one day they would make this their home.

Owner/property manager Britta Stocker purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Owner/property manager Britta Stocker chose Los Cabos

Brett and Britta’s enthusiasm to share the peace and tranquility of their ranch as well as the desert flora and fauna, prompted them to create the Mini-mountain resort with the aim of sharing their experiences and unique lifestyle. Their casa is situated on the estate at Rancho de la Sierra, detached from the Mini-mountain Resort.

What makes this cottage unique

Our 3 Casitas were designed with spectacular mountain views of Picacho San Lazaro and the San Jose valley to create a setting for a tranquil getaway and unique Baja vacation experience.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Los Cabos in Baja California Sur

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet paper, soap, shampoo and conditioner provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Cottage 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Car rental is recommended and we will meet you at the airport rental office in SJD (San Jose del Cabo). We provide complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off from SJD (Los Cabos International Airport) located in San Jose del Cabo. if you feel a rental car is not necessary during your stay. We also provide a shopping service to stock your pantry and fridge prior to your arrival, just email us your itemized list.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Found serenity in the desert

  • 5 of 5

First let me say Britta and Brett were wonderful hosts. Everything about the week was excellent. The casita was perfect, everything you needed to be comfortable. The thing that was most enjoyable to us was the wonderful sounds of silence. Other than the odd plane what you heard was the birds, and the breeze. Very relaxing. Special thanks to our hosts for taking us with them on a road trip to the VidaSoul for dinner and an excellent band. Thanks for everything and we hope to see you again. BTW, ask Britta to stop and get you some of the best tortillas you will ever have in Santa Anita

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bev. We are so happy you chose our ranch for your vacation and everything was excellent. The road trip was a great time. We look forward to seeing you again. Britta & Brett
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Please don't let this out!!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! The shear peace and quiet as well as a million stars every night made this an incredible experience. We would love to recommend this to everybody but have mixed emotions about sharing. The high desert (with pool) experience was a stark contrast to the "Cabo Wabo" pro drinking circuit.This made the return home(reality) a bit bumpy which is what a truly great vacation experience should do. The accommodations were as promised, our hosts were very gracious and now we are counting the days until the next trip to Santa Anita.

Thanks Britta and Brett!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our accommodation for your vacation. So glad you enjoyed your desert experience and look forward to having you back. Warmest regards
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Off The Beaten Path

  • 5 of 5

This hidden oasis was a delightful place to land after escaping the chaos of the city. We woke up to birds chirping and explored the area during our morning walks. The days were spent enjoying the private pool and unwinding with friends. This is a hidden retreat amongst the cactus with carefully manicured pathways that are delightfully lit up at night. The stars were spectacular and we could see Saturn ascending in the eastern sky. The Casitas are clean and well maintained. Brett and Britta are gracious hosts and provided a wealth of local information. Upon our final day I was sad to pack up and wished we could stay longer to enjoy the magic of the surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it was great having you stay.
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  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed the peace and quiet offered at the ranch! Everything was neat and clean, Brett & Britta were wonderful hosts. Every detail was taken care of... from the fully stocked refrigerator, charcoal for the barbecue pit and chopped wood for the bonfire pit! Brett and Britta made us feel right at home and even invited us to supper in their home on her first night on the Ranch. We struck up a friendship which made the stay more enjoyable.

The pool and barbecue area provide beautiful views. We walked daily and enjoyed a tour of Brett's organic farm! Very cool!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rancho de Sierra: beautiful serene dessert mini resort.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for that special quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life this the place to visit. Beautiful scenery, tucked away in the Baja dessert. Birds singing, flying and lots of dessert plants to admire. The owners Britta and Brett are awesome hosts and took lots of thought into the planning of this quiet hideaway. No phones or TV but there is internet access. Great little pool with huge bbq area that is covered. The cottages are perfect size for a couple with all the needed amenities. We did our own cooking which worked out well, only a stove was missing but not needed. Britta did our grocery shopping before we arrived so no car was needed. We stayed here for 3 days to unwind before our week in Cabo. Very private with just the sound and sights of the Baja dessert. Would highly recommend it to any one, kids also. Looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise made perfect

  • 5 of 5

Brett and Britta picked us up at the airport with cold Corona's, which was just what we need to adjust to the warm temperatures. It is a short drive to Rancho de la Sierra, and upon arrival our casita was well stocked with groceries and goodies we had asked them to shop for. Nothing better than a well stocked fridge with cold Coronas before a dip in the private swimming pool to cool off. We had the opportunity to visit Todos Santos and San Jose. We thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful and private surroundings of this resort. Britta speaks fluent Spanish which was helpful for our shopping trip to San Jose. They are lovely hosts and will do just about anything to ensure your stay meets your expectations....and there is no doubt you will want to return. I'm already planning a return trip this spring. Honestly, it really doesn't get any better, if you are looking for a peaceful, private setting away from the crowds of the all-inclusive resorts. I would strongly recommend you include this little gem in your plans. I know we will be back !!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Club Campestre
Los Cabos International Airport
Dolphin Discovery San Jose del Cabo
The Shrimp Factory
Solomon's Landing Restaurant
San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary
Playa Palmilla
Chileno Beach
Todos los Santos
Flora Farm
Los Claros
Bahia Santa Maria
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: recommended

The Los Cabos area offers a wide variety of activities which include whale watching during the winter for the migration of the gray whales, kite surfing, Stand-up Paddle Board, surfing, zip-lining, ATVing and Horseback riding. Take the Glass bottom boat tour around the famous Arch at Land's End, in Cabo San Lucas. Participate in a Turtle hatchling release on the beaches of the Baja. Explore San Jose del Cabo, a charming old colonial town with many interesting shops, restaurants, bars, a Mission Church and art galleries during the day or do the Thursday night Artwalk (Nov-Jun) Take a stroll along our San Jose del Cabo estuary to see the natural bird life. Check out the San Jose Organic Market and Fair on Saturday AM (Nov-May) See the Wirikuta Botanical Desert Garden in Puerto Los Cabos Or drive to La Paz and Todos Santos, stopping off at the little towns along the way and Tropic of Cancer Monument situated on Hwy 1, just north of Miraflores. Experience beach fishing Mexican Style or a Carne Asada (Mexican BBQ in the desert. Take in a Charreada (Mexican Rodeo) or Cabalgata (Mexican Horse Ride) organized for special events or dates. Santa Anita offers Off Road Track Races and 1/4 mile Race Track. Also 250 KM Off Road racing events during the year.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 16.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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