Consider Another Villa
Reviewed on 12/03/2018 - For a stay during 23 November - 02 December 2018 - Staying At Casa Arrecifes
We found several issues that are worth passing on to others who are considering renting this villa. We spent over $15,000 USD and ending up cutting our vacation short due to 3 major issues: (1) this villa abuts other villas on each side and on the back side. The owner on one side has about 9 large speakers surrounding his pool. They played loud music (think rock concert levels) starting as early as 6:30 am and lasting as late as 1:30 am. As this area is not controlled by a home owners association, there is no way to convince others to act with responsibility. Sun Cabo did everything they could to stop the music but were unsuccessful except for short periods of time. Our concierge confirmed that loud music and noise is an ongoing problem for this villa and not just something we experienced; (2) the villa is overrun with insects, including large cockroaches. There are doors that don't shut all the way (2 inch gaps, we have photos) and many openings to the outside. We found large cockroaches in the dishwasher, bedrooms and running across the kitchen floor, regardless of the fact we never left doors open and never left dirty dishes or food out. The dining area and kitchen are infested with sand mites that you will find 20-30 at a time crawling on the dining table and onto any plates of food; (3) this villa is not new and is showing signs of wear and tear. For instance, about one quarter of the lights don't work in the kitchen, bedrooms, deck area. Safes dont work. Walls are marked up and paint peeling.
Sun Cabo did a great job for us and did everything they could to try and make our stay comfortable. Very positive experience with them. Recommend you work with Sun Cabo to find a better villa choice - and a better value.
Reviewed by Bob Davis
Absolutely gorgeous, inside and out
Reviewed on 02/08/2016 - For a stay during February 4-6 2016 - Staying At Casa Arrecifes
This villa is what I would truly call a hidden gem. I wasn't sure what to expect when we were nearing the villa, because we had to go down a narrow unpaved road and into an even narrower driveway tucked away in the corner of a dead end (note: if you have a Hummer, it probably isn't fitting in this driveway).
But once I stepped into the villa and started looking around, my jaws dropped. One of this villa's biggest draws is its absolutely gorgeous views. Not only is it right on the beachfront, but it is one of the few villas in Cabo where you have a direct view of Land's End and the Arch!
But the thing that really caught my attention was how the villa plays to its strengths perfectly - the view outside was breathtaking, and whoever designed the house made sure that it was on full display even when I was inside. Three of the four bedrooms give direct views of the water thanks to their large sliding glass doors. The living room also featured beautifully designed curved sliding glass doors, which is something I've never seen before.
The outdoor areas also had plenty of comfortable seating for those who want to lounge around and enjoy the beautiful sunset on the horizon after taking a dip in the pool and Jacuzzi. I took full advantage of the view throughout my stay, seeing everything from parasailers near the Arch to whales and manta rays jumping around in the water in the mornings.
Everything else inside the villa was just as excellent. The decor and design was beautifully done, and I could not help but notice how spotlessly clean the entire place was. The kitchen and bathrooms were stocked with everything we needed, while each of the beds was comfortable and well-made. The dining table was the perfect size for dinner parties of 8-10 people. Everything about the villa was memorable, and if I have the opportunity I will definitely be back.
Reviewed by Chris C.
It is a truly special place
Reviewed on 12/07/2015 - For a stay during November 22, 2015 - Staying At Casa Arrecifes
Our family had a tremendous time at the Casa Arrecifes. Our trip was short trip, and we were really looking forward to just relaxing. The house is lovely, the decor and layout complement the dramatic landscape which is amazing. We didn't feel the need to go anywhere. The curved windows along the house which open to the water, put us in tune to the movement of the waves. Listening to the sound of the waves over the rocks from our bedroom (and most bedrooms have the ceiling to floor windows over the water), we watched the sunrise each morning and the sunset over the Mountains of Cabo San Lucas. We walked to a cove in one direction to swim and the other direction to watch surfing. We also had the unique opportunity to watch whales right off the patio!
I particularly enjoyed the open shower, looking out over the water, the lounge areas outside the bedrooms, and eating outside on the veranda, one flight down towards the beach.
The house had everything we needed, and is maintained impeccably. We were truly looking for R&R, and we left rested and in touch with what makes Baja special: amazing landscape, water and waves that continued to change right in front of us. It is a truly special place.
Reviewed by Lori
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Thanksgiving on the Beach at Casa Arrecifes
Reviewed on 12/07/2015 - For a stay during November 25, 2015 - Staying At Casa Arrecifes
After a four year break, we returned to Cabo for the Thanksgiving holiday and stayed on the beach in a very secluded home on the point at Misiones del Cabo -- where the beachfront is shared with only one other neighbor. The location is spectacular as the waves were dancing in front of us and we had a direct view of the arch across the water and the whales as they were migrating up to the Sea of Cortez. From the home's location on the point, we were able to enjoy both spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
While you cannot swim or wade at the home's beach, the beach area was just large and flat enough for the family to play our annual football game. Since it was the holiday, we spent most of the time at the house and in the surrounding neighborhood - which included a short walk to the beach at Cabo Bello - where we waded in the water while others snorkeled -- and a short walk in the other direction to Monuments Beach where we watched the surfers and visited the new Cape Hotel. When we wanted a break from the beach (and the one rainy day), the town of Cabo San Lucas was only 6km by car.
At the home, there was a small pool and hot tub, a basketball net, and lots of privacy off of the three waterfront bedrooms - each of which had its own spectacular views of the crashing waves. The kitchen was well furnished, providing almost everything we needed to prepare and to serve our Turkey dinner. During the day, we had breakfast and lunch outdoors under palapa next to the beach. For dinner we ate inside and in town.
The house felt like it was designed to be an extension of the rocks and waves it looked out on. The furnishings were very tasteful and comfortable and blended into the surroundings. Other than the one internal bedroom, all rooms had a direct view of the water and the soothing sounds of the waves.
One small challenge to note is that the home's driveway is very narrow. In fact, a large SUV will not comfortably fit.
Reviewed by Marilyn