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Baja Sur Hacienda with Stunning Ocean Views and a Lap Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautifully Detailed Indoor/outdoor Living Space Sleeps Up To 6 Guests

This spacious property is ideally designed for indoor/outdoor living.

It includes indoor beds for 4, plus comfortable outdoor sleeping areas for additional guests

Here is the layout:

- Main house has 1 bedroom with a queen sized bed and an ensuite bath, as well as a built-in L shaped sofa that can be used for sleeping.

- Steps away from the main house, a separate casita (cottage) offers privacy, sleeps 2 with a queen sized bed, dining table, and fully equipped kitchen. There is a private, detached bathroom on the property with a spacious walk-in shower, designated for casita guests.

- Spacious front porch of the main house has two built-in double beds with comfortable mattresses, side tables and mosquito nets if needed. This is one of our favorite places to sleep!

- Rooftop of the main house has additional outdoor sleeping space for up to 3 guests, covered by a newly constructed palapa, offering stunning panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez and the surrounding mountains.

A beautiful 20 yard lap pool, with a shallow end for wading was added to the property in the fall of 2015.

Outdoors there are also two large dining tables, a hammock, a gas grill, sink, and a shower for rinsing off when coming in from the beach.

More Details

Michelle Dodd
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018

About Michelle Dodd

The owners, Michelle and Barbara, visited a friend in Los Zacatitos in February of 2015 and instantly fell in love with the area. As busy, working residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, it was the first vacation we'd taken in a long time that was truly relaxing. We loved that the commercial element of vacationing is absent in Zacatitos, yet you can easily get to San Jose or Cabo by car if desired. The beauty of the area spoke to us, and we knew we wanted our own place there. We envisioned it being the perfect place to create memories and spend quality time with friends and family for years to come. After owning the house for nearly two years we couldn't be happier with our choice, and we're delighted that our rental guests consistently enjoy all of the things we love about the property as well.

Michelle Dodd purchased this house in 2015

Why Michelle Dodd chose Los Zacatitos

When we went back to Zacatitos to shop for property, our intent was to buy a vacant lot and build a house. While that would have been a good plan, we're thankful that our realtor had the good instinct to show us what soon became our Hacienda by the Sea. The property had everything we wanted; a beautifully situated lot over an acre in size, panoramic ocean views, mountain views, easy access to the beach, a main home thoughtfully designed in the southwestern architecture that we love, and a private casita for guests.

What makes this house unique

What makes this property special is that it has breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez, as well as the surrounding desert mountains. The house is ideally located on large 1.4 acre lot, beautifully landscaped with native plants, and offers privacy and tranquility. It's just a short walk to a beautiful swimming beach, so we have the benefit of being near the water while also having peace and quiet when we're at the house.

This property was built for indoor/outdoor living. The main house has a sweeping front porch, shaded from the sun but with a direct view to the water. It was designed to be a place for friends and family to gather, lounge, dine outdoors, or get in a good workout swimming in the spacious 20yd lap pool. Grab a book and lie in the hammock or on one of the built in lounge platforms while you read, siesta, or enjoy the view.

The roof of the main house offers an additional gathering area, with a built in dining table as well as a 300 square foot lounging area shaded by a newly constructed palapa. The views from the rooftop couldn't be any better, whether you're enjoying a sunrise or sunset, whale watching, or just lounging in the cool afternoon breeze.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Los Zacatitos in Los Cabos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Separate private bathroom on the property for casita guests
  • The main house has an ensuite bathroom with a walk in shower. There is a separate detached bathroom with a walk in shower allocated to the guests of the casita. There is also an outdoor shower for rinsing off when coming in from the beach.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Outdoor sleeping - 2 Double Bed , Built-in double beds offer outdoor sleeping on front porch
  • There is one bedroom with a queen size bed in the main house. There is one queen size bed in the separate studio casita. There are two built in double beds on the front porch, both with comfortable mattresses for sleeping and mosquito nets. Please note that if it is raining, these outdoor sleeping spaces are not an option. Although they are under cover, the wind that comes with Baja rains causes the outdoor sleeping areas to get wet.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Baja Sur Hacienda with Stunning Ocean Views and a Lap Pool
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Heaven for Whale Watchers

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week-long stay at Los Zacatitos. It's a world apart from the madness of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, and yet we could get to a big grocery store within half an hour if we needed to. The house is small--perfect for a couple--and both tastefully decorated and well-equipped--but the outside spaces are twice as large and we spent most of our time there. The rooftop palapa with its cushioned seating is the perfect place to sit every morning and watch whales--which we saw every day, multiple times--and the outdoor daybeds were our favorite place to lie in the shade and read. You have to be careful about water and electricity use, but we quickly adapted and were grateful for the good wi-fi connection. Although we didn't use the adjoining casita, it seemed like the perfect place for kids to stay (or for anyone who doesn't need to get up in the middle of the night to use the second bathroom, which is a distance away). We went to a different section of beach every day and were almost always the only ones there. Having Zac's Bar & Grille right in the neighborhood was a godsend, and we ate dinner there several times. The lap pool is gorgeous and we thought we'd use it more, but the chilly evenings meant cold water and we never got beyond the shallow end. We were visited daily by the wild burros, who kept us amused with their braying, and the bird life was varied and plentiful. We would love to return to this place some day.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent! We will return!

  • 5 of 5

We would rate it 5 Stars. The setting was perfect. The Casita and Main Home were well

provisioned and the setting was very private. Walks on the beach and swimming in the ocean was great. Two of us utilized the lap pool and it was clean and provided an excellent work out.

Zac's, & restaurants down at La Marina were tasty. The road to Zacatitos is much improved. Asphalt almost all the way.

Don't forget to go to Flora's for breakfast brunch or

lunch. It is all organic and the gardens are amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience with future guests! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. We second your tip about visiting nearby Flora Farms for a great meal in a lovely setting.
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Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this little house! It was myself, husband and our 14 month old daughter for one week. The house itself was comfortable and well equipped. We ate 90% of our meals there and were grateful for the stocked kitchen and grill. The outdoor areas of the home are just great. We spent a lot of time lounging by the pool, looking at the ocean. We saw lots of whales breathing, which was pretty magical. We could see returning with another couple and taking advantage of the casita.

The beach is just a five minute walk away. It was a great beach and most days we saw nobody there! Practically a private beach, so we never drove to spend time at any other beaches. We went to the Organic Market on Wednesday morning, which was quite small, but worth it because the bakery was open. We had one meal at Zacs, which was pretty good, but also recommend the short drive to Buzzards, which was very tasty.

Michelle was a fabulous host. We appreciated her guidance on grocery shopping before arrival and getting a 4wd car. She helped us with sone other driving directions too. She even found someone who will cook meals and bring them to the house for us (highly recommended!). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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'Neath the Mexican Sky

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting the Baja Peninsula. We were so glad we decided to stay at Zacatitos to escape the crowds in San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. The house is beautifully situated, just a 5 minute walk to the beach. The interior is tastefully decorated with rustic Mexican decor and the bed extremely comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and had a nice supply of oils/spices and even a bit of tequila. We loved all the outdoor sitting areas but especially enjoyed the palapa (roof-top deck) for our meals and beverages. The view is magnificent with the ocean to one direction and the peaceful desert valley to the other direction. Our two teenage sons slept in the adorable casita which was a perfect setup for us. Our family enjoyed running along the dirt road that runs along the unspoiled ocean coast for miles in either direction. One day for lunch we took this road to a cute family-owned restaurant called Buzzards. In the desert we saw numerous burros and from the palapa we saw whales spouting. The last evening we enjoyed beverages on the beach while watching the sun set over the peninsula. We got exactly what we wanted on this vacation - a peaceful, beautiful escape! We hope to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable escape

  • 4 of 5

We took a quick trip before the holidays and loved every minute in San Jose del Cabo and Los Zacatitos. We wanted quiet time to relax and we got it. Watching the wildlife from the house was constant entertainment: whales had begun to migrate, wild burros walked by, bird were singing. The beach was a 5-minute walk away. The house was just big enough for two and the bed and bathroom were comfortable. The kitchen had all we needed and watching our water/energy use was easy. We didn't use the casita. On the recommendation of the owner, we rented a car from Cactus at the airport and it was fine for driving out to the house. The last few miles on dirt road were bumpy but not impassable. The house is a bit exposed to its neighbors, so doesn't offer complete privacy. The pool was great for a cooling dip after a walk in the hot sun, but the pool filter ran for several hours each day and it was quite loud. By sitting up in the roof lounge area we could escape the sound.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Denise, Thank you for the nice review and we're so happy that you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax and enjoy all that Zacatitos has to offer. And we're excited to hear from you and others that the whales are starting to pass through! It really is special to be able to see them right from the rooftop lounge. Regarding the pool filter, since it was installed a few months ago, we've taken steps to minimize the noise by adding an insulating door to the space that the pool equipment is housed in and that seemed to help a lot. Our goal is to ensure that our home is a peaceful place to relax, so In the future it's always an option to turn the filter off when you're at the house, and let it run while you're at the beach or out and about if it bothers you. We're happy to coordinate that for any of our guests on request. In terms of privacy, what we fell in love with when we first toured this property were the spectacular panoramic views of the desert, the mountains, and the Sea of Cortez. It's true that by not walling in our lot we sacrifice complete privacy, but given the serenity of the area, the spacious lot we're on, and our delightful neighbors in the community, we hope our guests agree with our feeling that the occasional passer by being able to see us when we're outside is worth it. Thank you again for your visit and we hope you'll stay with us again!
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  • 5 of 5

Michelle's place has all the comforts of home, but if "unplugging" is what you need, then just step outside and enjoy the ocean view and the Baja desert landscape while you splash your feet in the swimming pool. Los Zacatitos is a special place and Michelle's home does everything to celebrate that...her outdoor focus (rooftop bed/palapas, garden art, beautiful stone patios, solar-lighted paths and outdoor dining) made our stay about relaxing and slowing life down as we took in our surroundings. Getting to Cabo San Jose for groceries, or dining is short-drive and the main home and Casita are well stocked with cooking supplies and kitchen essentials. A day at the beach couldn't be easier; chairs, umbrellas, towels and coolers are all there too. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Los Cabos International
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Zac's - open from 1 to 8pm October thru July.
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Los Zacatitos
Car: recommended

If you're looking for an "off the grid' vacation where you'll experience the authentic beauty and culture of the southern Baja peninsula, then Zacatitos is the place. Nestled less than 30 minutes by car from San Jose del Cabo, the area allows travelers to truly get away, relax, and enjoy nature. On your way into Zacatitos from the airport, you'll stop at the local supermarket, Mega, and stock up on groceries and supplies for your stay, so that once you get to Zacatitos you can unplug and enjoy the beauty of the area.

Zacatitos is a beautiful, tranquil community where residents and guests enjoy a minimally invasive, 'off the grid' lifestyle. The community is solar powered, water is trucked in and stored in an underground 'pila', and we recycle and compost as much of our waste as possible. We ask that our guests respect our neighbors and the environment, and to be mindful of resource usage. That said, this solar powered house has all the conveniences you will need to make your stay convenient and enjoyable.

The local beach is just a 5-10 minute walk out the front door, and is uncrowded with turquoise blue water. The area offers great hiking/trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, SUP boarding, fishing, and more.

For surfers, Shipwrecks is less than a 15 minute drive up the road and Nine Palms is just a short drive beyond that.

For dining out, there is one restaurant in Los Zacatitos, open from 1 to 8 every day during the October to July season. It's a local gathering place serving mexican food with a full bar. Another option without going as far as San Jose or Cabo is Buzzards, which is about a 20 minute drive away in La Laguna.

There is plenty of wildlife in the area, including cows passing through, wild horses, foxes, as well as a few families of wild donkeys that roam the area and might poke their heads in your car looking for snacks if you stop to say hello.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Los Zacatitos, Baja California Sur

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £362.4

Full refund if cancellation is 30 days or more from check in date. 50% refund 14-29 days prior to check in date. Credit card processing fees will be deducted from refunds.

Full payment required to confirm booking. Payment accepted via PayPal or electronic transfer by arrangement. Credit cards accepted for an additional 3% processing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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