We enjoyed our stay in San Jose del Cabo with the Tooker Villa La Jolla as our home base. We were three families of four, and the accommodations fit our group size very well.
The Tookers are helpful with many recommendations for activities and services. Whether it's having a meal cooked for you in the home, groceries pre-stocked, which beach to visit, or where to go for meals and events, they have information available that makes planning easy.
We really enjoyed having the pool, and the ability to walk to a good taco place down the hill. We also arranged for a day pass with the Krystal to use their facility (all-inclusive) for one day.
Highly recommend renting a car if you stay here. The Tookers have beach chairs and coolers available for use, so a beach day is easy with your own car. We really enjoyed both the bay of Santa Maria and Chileno Bay, as kids could swim at both without fear of undertow.
This would be an easy 5-star rating if it weren't for two items:
1. It was obvious this house has had a lot of use. Three wine glasses were available upon arrival, two of which were plastic. When we requested more -we had six adults in our party- two more glasses, and three more plastic were brought over from next door. We felt this should have been done during the turn over from the previous guests. Many of the plates were chipped, including one with a wicked sharp triangle shaped 1" deep wedge out of the corner. To top it off, the dishwasher was broken - and while the Tookers tried to make up for it by offering a mid-stay maid service when we pointed out that it didn't work, with 12 people, we hand washed a LOT of dishes. This isn't usually what I have in mind for vacation.
2. The Tooker's vacation property website has a malware download on it for jscoinminer- a package that if downloaded to your computer (which happens upon visiting their site if you don't have a good antivirus software installed) will use your CPU to mine bitcoin for whomever placed that virus on the website. I did inform the Tookers of the virus back in January of 2018, but it is still there today. Their response was that they can get on the page just fine. Can't tell if they don't understand the implications, or just don't care.
If you can contact the Tookers without visiting their website, and you go into it knowing that you may find some damage from heavy usage, you'll not be disappointed and I'm sure you'll enjoy your time in San Jose del Cabo.
My husband and I just a week at this villa with our four grown children, spouses, and grandchildren and it was by far the best family vacation we have ever taken. The house is quite spacious which allowed each adult couple to have their own separate room and bath. Our grandchildren are fairly young so they all stayed in the sixth bedroom which is off the kitchen/living room area. The setup of this house was perfect for a large group or extended family like ours. The listing description and photos very accurately reflect the rental's appearance and amenities. We cooked a number of our meals at the house which was made very easy as the kitchen is well stocked with appliances, cooking utensils, plates, cups, etc. Shopping for groceries was not a problem either as there is a MEGA store about five minutes away by car and it has everything you could need. When we were not at the beach or other excursion, we thoroughly enjoyed the pool / hot tub area which is kept very clean by the maintenance man that came twice while we were there. The owner also provided some necessities such as laundry soap, dishwasher soap, hand soap, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas. I would definitely recommend this villa if staying in San Jose del Cabo. From the very beginning, Lori Tooker was very accommodating in answering any and all questions that I had about the house and amenities. Her replies to my emails or texts were very timely and helpful. She provided us information about local restaurants, rental cars, surfing locations, good beaches for the children, etc. which helped us in planning our trip. Thank you Lori for all your help and for the wonderful week that my husband and I had with our children and grandchildren!
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