We just returned from a fabulous 12 day stay in San Jose!! Our 5th visit! What can I say but- "When can we go back??". Don is an amazing host- knowledgable & gracious! The house has beautiful views, the condo is clean & comfortable, the pool is relaxing, a walk to San Jose centre, a drive to the most amazing beaches, a trip to Todo Santos! What a great time! Thanks for everything, Don! Hugs for Rusty- best pup ever! See you next year!
I had to look it up but the name of the property - Casa de los Suenos means Dream House.
It's been a week since we left Don's lovely property on Paseo Finisterra. We spent 5 nights in one of the 2 bedroom condos. One of the most appealing aspects is that it is quiet and not crowded...you don't have to fight for a pool chair :) On this particular trip, we really wanted some "down-time". We enjoyed having our breakfast and lunch at the condo and then walked into town for dinner. As has been mentioned by others, the hill coming back to the condo is steep but the trade-off is that you have wonderful views from the rooftop deck.
Let me draw you a picture with words since it's a little hard to understand the setup just from looking at the photos. There are two buildings on the property - the one closest to the street is where the 2-bedroom condos are located. They are two stories (living, dining, kitchen, washer/dryer and powder room downstairs; bedrooms - each with their own bathroom upstairs). I found the stairs to the 2nd floor to be somewhat steep but manageable. There are garages on top of the condos. You enter on the first floor through a beautifully landscaped courtyard. All of the windows look out on the courtyard. Each condo has their own patio table and chairs and share barbecue grill/sink area.
On the opposite side of the courtyard is the second building. The first floor houses the 2 suites that share a common living, dining, kitchenette. Each of the suites opens to their own covered patio that overlooks the pool and golf course (disclaimer - I didn't actually see inside the suites). The 2nd and 3rd floor of this building is where Don and his amazing dog, Rusty live. On top of this building is a rooftop deck with a fire pit and chairs.
The pool was small but certainly adequate and very refreshing - overlooking a golf course (which was entertaining in itself)!
Don is a wonderful host - having him on site was great. He is very knowledgeable about the town and quickly takes care of any problems that arise. He has had quite a life and we had a really enjoyable dinner learning about some of his escapades. Again, as others have said - he's there but not at all intrusive.
We look forward to coming back to Paseo Finisterra whether it be this property or the new one he's opening in the near future.
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The unit we rented was very nice, as was the pool The garden type setting was wonderful. We
were within walking distance to the grocery store, restaurants and down town San Jose.
Probably the nicest part was having the owner on property. Don was not intrusive but close
enough to take care of any problems or offer advise on restaurants or activities. You can be sure we would rent from Don again
Great weather for winter/ spring time at home. Good location , if a little hilly for some. Walkable to the beach and old town with a useful and cheap local bus service if you need it. Good accommodation and a fine host in Don with added fun with Rusty the dog. Don stays on site and is a great source of local knowledge and deals with any problems promptly . Our biggest issue is how far San Jose is from ScotLand / UK where we live ......3 flights and 26 hrs door to door .......people from the U.S. and Canada are very lucky to have this destination within easy reach.
My husband and I and our two University aged daughters spent a week here at the end of May 2015. We had a wonderful holiday and a very relaxing time at the condo. Don is an excellent host and is accessible if you need any help or advice. He is very knowledgeable about the locality and activities and gave us spot on information regarding the best beaches and places to go. As one other Reviewer commented, we arrived as guests but felt we left as friends
The condo was clean, nicely decorated and had excellent facilities. The outside courtyard was a lovely place to sit in the evenings with the added benefit of a cooling waterfall. The property also has amazing views but at the same time is very private. Although there was a rooftop terrace, we spent most of our ‘home time’ beside the pool which overlooks the manicured golf course. The facility is very well maintained and it is obvious that Don takes great pride in his property
There’s plenty of information about San Jose del Cabo on Trip Advisor and from other reviewers, so I won’t reiterate what has already been said. Needless to say, we loved San Jose – much more so than the very touristy Cabo San Lucas – and were extremely pleased that we chose this location for our holiday. Looking forward to going back and staying with Don again someday
And finally, Rusty the dog…..what can I say, other than “we will miss you boy!”
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We had an amazing 10 day trip to San Jose Del Cabo! Don was a fabulous host & made sure our stay was perfect! The condo was beautiful- big kitchen- comfortable rooms- courtyard- lovely pool with views. We will be back for sure!! Missing Rusty the dog already! Thank you Don!