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Book your Vacation Rental in this beautiful 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in the highly desired gated community of Pedregal. With stunning views of the marina and Sea of Cortez, this 2200 sq ft. home is walking distance to the town of Cabo, the marina and the beach.

When arriving at Casa Mandarina, guests are greeted by lush landscaping and authentic stonework pathways that wind around the grounds. Enjoy a variety of fruits from the trees on the property such as kumquats, mangoes and, of course, mandarins.

An open concept kitchen/dining/living room has large sliding glass doors that open onto an expansive deck.  The chef’s kitchen with Viking range is fully equipped to provide everything needed to prepare and enjoy meals in comfort. Ample seating includes two outdoor dining tables and a large interior dining table. Enjoy grilling a fresh catch of the day on the stainless BBQ grill or simply lounge around the pool sipping cocktails while appreciating the views of the marina and the hills of Pedregal.

Casa Mandarina offers two master suites, each with king sized beds. A separate two-room casita with en-suite bathroom and private entrance offers a queen bed and a sitting/TV room with two twins. The sofa in the main living room opens to a bed which can accommodate two additional guests.

Downtown Cabo and its marina is a 10-minute walk from this conveniently located home or a 2-minute drive to the parking lot, which is directly across the Pedregal entrance. Guests will also enjoy the Pacific side of Pedregal which provides private access to the stunning Pedregal beach, tennis courts and the Spa at Pedregal.

Having the best of both worlds is what staying at Casa Mandarina is all about – Perfect location in a peaceful setting, yet close enough to downtown Cabo to enjoy all it has to offer!

New Palapa and Hammocks

Large Pool and Spectacular Views

Here are a few new upgrades so that your stay will be even more fantastic!
– New Hot Tub with AMAZING views!
– Gorgeous Hammock in Garden with Palapa cover and 5 additional hammocks; all with incredible views.
– New covered parking space for sizable vehicle.
– Pool can be heated (for an additional fee)

Luxurious Casa Mandarina can be your home away from home vacation rental. With all the amenities you won’t want to leave. Contact us today to book this beautiful home.

Views from Bedrooms & Living Room

While enjoying your Cabo vacation rental, there are three amazing Organic Farms in San Jose del Cabo that are worth spending a whole day exploring. Flora Farms is a unique restaurant located on a 10-acre organic farm & 150-acre ranch in the Las Animas area just outside of San José del Cabo. Next, is Acre Baja, home to a 25-acre organic farm and restaurant with exceptional farm-to-table cuisine in a uniquely stylish setting. Last but not least, Los Tamarindos, one of Los Cabos region’s largest organic farms with rich history dating back to 19th century. Make your reservations early as they book up months in advance.

Flora Farms

Flora’s Field Kitchen

Established in 1996, this 10-acre farm in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains has become a leader in the region for organic, sustainable farming. From Fresh-baked breads made each morning to meats that are sourced from Flora Farms’ 150-acre ranch this will be a unforgettable tasteful experience. On Sundays the restaurant serves a brunch with dishes like herb scrambled farm eggs and lemon ricotta pancakes. Select areas of Flora Farms are available for private gatherings for special occasions.

The Farm Bar

The Farm Bar is a field-side gathering place for relaxation and celebration with daily live music. Along with cocktails, wine, and beer on tap, the Farm Bar serves amazing specialty cocktails such as the heirloom carrot Farmarita and also discover new flavors like the Mezcal Margarita.

Shops at Flora Farms

Discover the shops featuring fashion, jewelry, body care, gifts, food, coffee, wine, beer, special interests and activities. There’s also a small grocery where visitors can purchase freshly baked bread and produce.

Cooking Classes, Farm Spa, Painting Lessons

A few days a week, you can schedule a cooking class and learn to make Roasted Vegetables with lime cilantro cream and tomatillo salsa, corn tortillas the old-fashioned way, Seasonal Tamale Class, and regional salsas. Nestled around papaya trees and the herbs and flowers of the spa garden, enjoy massages, facials, spa manicures and pedicures, men’s and women’s hair services, and more. Also, join in Prestigious artist Francois Paris (owner of O Gallery) for Plein Air Painting Lessons.

Acre Baja

Home to a 25-acre organic farm and restaurant showcasing exceptional farm-to-table cuisine in a uniquely stylish setting. Drive down a country dirt road until you reach your unexpected destination, a tropical oasis, out in the middle of nowhere. Surrounded by lush palms, this stunning setting offers a wonderful experience. Combined with the boutique tree houses, the bar and restaurant, and beautiful grounds, are in itself a perfect destination.

Upon entering, you will encounter stone walkways with dim lighting surrounded by palms, until you reach a concrete staircase that leads you to the bar and dining room. On your way you will pass the on-site distillery and shops. The Acre bar also has an incredible cocktail menu. The list is long and it echoes the amazing cuisine menu, with many ingredients sourced from the on-site organic garden. You will not be able to resist the Herb-Smoked Negroni or the Adelita and Tres Amigos, or the impressive wine list.


Whether an intimate gathering for 20 or a large extravaganza, Acre is a perfect place for a celebration. With their unique spaces, award-winning food and drink, on-site accommodations, the opportunities are limitless.

Los Tamarindos

One of the Los Cabos region’s largest organic farms with rich history dating back to 19th century, when it was used to cultivate sugar cane. Its history is seen by the ancient tamarind trees for which the farm is named.

The 17-acre farm features a variety of crops, including tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, zucchinis, beets, kale, chard, arugula, lettuce, and herbs. The incredible taste of the fresh food with a wide variety of styles and combinations is just perfect. You can enjoy a guided tour through their farm and learn a little more about the process of organic farming. Enjoy the amazing views of the natural surroundings and the farm during daytime, and at night and you can have the chance to enjoy a beautiful sunset. A perfect location for small or large gatherings.

Cooking Classes

The beautiful kitchen with stone walls and wooden ceilings is a perfect setting for hands on classes with the chef. Learn to cook succulent dishes from the Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine. After the class, share a common table tasting the fruits of your labor while you enjoy the view of the fields and the breeze of the Sea of Cortez.

Just 30 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas is the quaint and artsy town of San Jose del Cabo. This historical town features art exhibits, superb restaurants, a local town square with a colonial mission and cute narrow cobblestone streets.  San Jose del Cabo was the original community in the most southern tip of Baja California when the original Mission de San Jose Anuiti was built in 1730. The current church residing in the square was rebuilt in 1932. Today, San Jose is the up-and-coming trendy town, coming alive with a vibrant musical scene, art galleries, chic shops, boutiques, and exquisite dining, yet it still has the old-charm feel that portrays real life in a Mexican small town.  You will fall in love with this charming colorful town, encounter warm people, and be entertained at the center town square for weekend festivities. Enjoy and take your time exploring the unique charm that this town has to offer during your stay in Los Cabos.

Must Experience: Three Inspiring Events to Discover

San Jose del Cabo Artwalk – Thursdays, 5pm-9pm, November-June

The ever-growing weekly Art District has become the cultural center of Los Cabos with many high-end fine art galleries. More than a dozen art galleries take part in an exquisite art display plus many restaurants participate with food samples and drinks for the guests. It has quickly become one of the top tourist activities in Los Cabos and it’s recommended that you discover it. Also, the municipal plaza, in the town square, has an organic market starting at 5pm.

Mercado Organico – Saturdays, 9am-3pm

An entire Saturday can be spent strolling between booths at the Organic Market. Festivities include jugglers, face-painting booths, and live folk music to keep the whole family entertained. It’s a great place to shop for local produce, handmade items, jewelry, fresh aguas frescas, and food vendors.

Wirikuta Experience & Cactus Botanical Gardens – Wednesday Evenings

A unique and spectacular Los Cabos Nighttime Theater Experience. Staged in the famous Wirikuta botanical garden pyramids at Puerto Los Cabos, you will enjoy a three-hour cultural experience with stadium style seating. Tickets can include dinner, transportation, and open bar.

Must Eats: Favorite Restaurants with Live Music

Organic Farm to Table Restaurants

There are 3 wonderful Organic Farms in San Jose del Cabo that are worth spending a whole day exploring. Flora Farms is a unique restaurant located on a 10-acre organic farm & 150-acre ranch in San José del Cabo. Make your reservation early as it is booked up for months ahead. Next, is Acre Baja, home to a 25-acre organic farm and restaurant with exceptional farm-to-table cuisine in a uniquely stylish setting. Third, is Los Tamarindos, one of Los Cabos region’s largest organic farms with rich history dating back to 19th century.

La Lupita Taco Y Mezcal, Live Music (Thurs/Fri/Sat)  – $-$$

Cabo’s best and most creative taco menu is at this rustic old style restaurant. Enjoy fresh tortillas stuffed with fish, cheese crust pastor, pork belly, al pastor, duck mole, scallops and many more!

Tropican Inn

Located in the Historical San José’s Downtown, Tropicana Restaurant is one of the most frequented restaurants by tourists and locals. It has become the place to enjoy delicious food & great live music entertainments. It is also a charming boutique motel.

Mi Cocina at Casa Natalia, Live Music – $$$

For authentic style Mexican dishes and live music, this hacienda-style boutique hotel in downtown San Jose is a perfect stop. Visit the brightly colored bar in the back and find amazing bartenders preparing their famous spicy mango martini or classic margaritas.

La Osteria, Live Music (Thurs/Fri/Sat) – $$-$$$

Great place where you can enjoy some delicious tapas and drinks with your friends while a band performs for you. It has been noted that famous musicians from U2 have played a surprise impromptu set.

7 Seas, Live Music (Friday) – $$-$$$

Located in the Cabo Surf Hotel and Acapulquito Beach, near the famous Zipper’s Surf Beach is one of the “best kept” secrets. Notable events include memorable full moon dinners pairing specially designed menus with live jazz. Food style is Mexican, Mediterranean, and Asian Fusion.

Hotel el Ganzo, Live Music (Saturday) – $$$

At El Ganzo you’ll feel like you’ve arrived someplace special, someplace different. It’s a hotel that boasts in creativity, originality and service.  Whether you’re in the main restaurant, on the roof, or at the beach, you’ll find lots of delicious choices.

Baja Brewing Company, Live Music (Thurs/Fri/Sat) – $$

Baja Brewing is the original craft beer of Los Cabos Baja and the favorite spot for craft flights and good food.

The Container, Live Music (Thurs/Fri/Sat) – $$

The Container is located at the Puerto Los Cabos Marina, and gives you priceless views of the marina, the yachts, and mountains while you sip their famous mojito and savor fresh seafood, delicious ceviche, grilled tacos, shrimp casserole, steak and more. 

Villa Vista del Mar Querencia Private Vacation Rental with Panoramic Views of Sea of Cortez

While in San Jose del Cabo, stay at this stunning private vacation rental villa with panoramic spectacular views.

What is your ideal dream Los Cabos Vacation? As we explore the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas, a great place to start your vacation is with the basics – the Beach.

The Los Cabos area is made up of two main towns, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas and both towns are connected with a 20-mile stretch of beaches along the Sea of Cortez, named the Tourist Corridor. Most of the beaches are located on the Sea of Cortez which has a variety of beaches to choose from. Some beaches offer scenic beautiful rock formations with pounding waves crashing on the shore, while other beaches are stunning long stretches of sand for soaking in the sun, strolling, or horseback riding. When you book your Cabo vacation rental, stay informed with more details on swimmable beaches in, “Cabo Water Activities: To Swim or Not to Swim

Public Beaches Verses Resort Beaches

Long empty stretches of sand are common along the beach. All the beaches are basically open to the public but be aware that resorts are permitted to claim the beach above the high tide line and area is sometimes blocked off. Otherwise, you’re free to stroll, explore, and settle on most any beach.

Cabo San Lucas Beaches

Cabo San Lucas has three main beaches: Medano Beach, Lovers Beach, and the Cannery Beaches, each offering unique experiences. Medano Beach is the most popular beach in downtown Cabo San Lucas which includes an array of resorts, water activity rentals, and bars/restaurants. Lovers beach (Playa de Amor) is accessible by water taxi only from the marina to Lands End. Lovers Beach boasts the most popular attraction in Cabo, the famous stone arch (El Arco). For a more peaceful beach experience, you can discover the Cannery (also known as Playa Coral Negro) beaches. This hidden gem is a public beach, but also very private with no vendors.

Corridor Beaches

The Tourist Corridor Beaches are located on the Sea of Cortés between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. You will find a variety of swimming, non-swimming, shore fishing, and surfing beaches including Monuments Beach, Punta Ballena, Shipwreck Beach, Widow’s Beach, Santa Maria Beach, Chileno, El Tule, Palmilla, Tequila Cover, Old Man’s Beach, Costa Azul and others.

San Jose del Cabo Beaches

The breathtaking beaches of San José del Cabo are perfect for long strolls, sun bathing, horseback riding, beach combing, and shore fishing which includes Hotel beach and Estuary beach.

Where Are The Beaches?

Below is an interactive map of all the beaches in Los Cabos and the proximity to your Cabo San Lucas Luxury house rental.

For more information on booking your next Cabo San Lucas Vacation Rental please email at reservations@bajasurvacationrentals.com

With incredible weather, delectable culinary experiences, lively nightlife, and casual beach atmosphere, there is something for everyone to enjoy when you book your Cabo San Lucas luxury vacation rental. While traveling to this diverse location, you will not only experience the rich Mexican culture of Los Cabos, but pleasant surprises a wait for what this beautiful travel destination has to offer. Come along with Baja Sur Vacation Rentals to discover an abundance of adventure while staying at your private villa in Los Cabos: Cabo San Lucas, the tourist Corridor, or San Jose del Cabo.  (more…)


El Dia de Los Niños , a tradition that began in Mexico in 1925, is celebrated on April 30 .  The idea was born from the first “World Conference for the Well-being of Children” that was held in Geneva, Switzerland in August 1925.  At that time several countries selected days to celebrate children.  Dia Del Niño, or Day of the Child, is an annual celebration throughout Mexico.  This day recognizes children, their importance to society and their well-being.

This celebration of children was started in the US on April 30, 1997 and promoted by Pat Mora a literary advocate and award winning author who thought people in the US should join many Latin American countries in this celebration.  Upon learning of this Mexican tradition Pat began developing the coupling of this day with Dia de Los Libros.  Literacy goes hand in hand with the well-being of children. Her idea was to equate El Dia de los Ninos to El Dia de los Libros  and to encourage the love for reading and learning.  A time for parents to read together with their children, visit libraries and bookstores and to create a special library for children to enjoy at home. She presented her idea to the University of Arizona Latino faculty and staff. They contacted a local chapter for the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and Spanish-Speaking.  In addition a group in Santa Fe New Mexio, a national Latina advocacy organization, endorsed the idea.  From the grass roots beginning the idea grew for support in linking language and literature for Dia del Niño and became official in the US in 1997.

Cabo San Lucas Country Club Winter Golf Deal

The Cabo San Lucas Country Club is offering Winter Golf Cards good November 2011 through April 2012 at great discounts.

Platinum Card
Initial Payment of $998.00
4 monthly payments of $250.00 each
Unlimited green fees
Use of practice facility
2 Guest passes
USGA Handicap service
20% merchandise discount
Weekly skins game
Season ending Club Championship
Add family for $899.00
Tax included
Gold Card
Initial Payment of $525.00
5 monthly payments of $175.00
Unlimited greens fees
($22.00 cart fee required)
Use of the practice facility
2 guest passes
USGA Handicap service
20% merchandise discount
Weekly skins game
Season ending Club Championship
Add family for $699.00
Tax included

Baja Sur Vacation Rentals has a number of Cabo Condos and Cabo vacation rental homes near the Cabo San Lucas Golf Course.

Check our inventory at http://www. bajasurvacationrentals.com

Baja Baby Gear is the brainchild of owner Jenni Reichert who experienced excess baggage fees for all of her baby Wyatt’s gear when traveling from Cabo to the U.S. She has specifically targeted timeshare families staying for a week or more as well as families who have rented vacation homes in the area. She also offers a baby concierge service, delivering baby supplies along with the equipment. Almost all of the equipment was shipped in from the U.S. so as to give the traveling consumer peace of mind in familiarity. Known brands such as Graco, Chicco, Disney are represented in her rental inventory.

Jenni converted her garage into a storage room for immediate access to her inventory. She charges a $25.00 delivery fee for orders under $100.00 Free delivery for orders over $100.00. Items are priced for daily and weekly rentals. For example a high chair is $35 per week or $7.00/day. A box of toys is $14.00/week, a crib $65/week. Cribs come with complimentary bumper pads, bedding and mobile. A car seat is $50 for the week. Fold away beds, portable toddler beds, mosquito netting for cribs, car seats for 2-5 year olds are also available with plans to expand depending on requests.

Cleanliness is always an issue and when items are picked up after each rental they are washed with a soapy solution and water. Any cloth items are machine washed with Dreft. All gear is then steam cleaned. The equipment is then sterilized with Lysol and plastic wrapped to be stored. When items are requested for use, they get another once over with Clorox. Finally, when she delivers the items she gives them one last wipe down with Lysol wipes.

Baja Baby Gear is a member of the Baby Travel Pros Association which is a collection of international baby equipment rental companies, who all adhere to a high standard of safety and quality practices.

When traveling to Los Cabos with little ones leave all your equipment and gear at home and contact Jenni at info@bajababygear.com. You can see her entire inventory with prices at www.bajababygear.com Renting on line and making arrangements for pick up or delivery upon your arrival is available. Local cell: 044-624-157-9123

We always enjoy reading the Gringo Gazette, one of Cabo’s local English newspapers.  The owner/editor Carrie Duncan is always creative as are the other contributing writers.  Next time you are in Cabo pick up a copy or go online.  Here’s the link:  http://www.gringogazette.tv/

In a recent issue, March 28, I found the following article and thought it would be fun to share.

Who Reads What?
And is anybody reading the Gringo Gazette?

1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the U.S.

2.  The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the U.S.

3.  The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the U.S. and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4.  USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the U.S. but don’t really understand The New York Times.  They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.

5.  The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running the U.S., if they could find the time–and if they didn’t have to leave Southern California to do it.

6.  The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a poor job of it.

7.  The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running the U.S. and don’t really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

8.  The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who is running the U.S. as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

9.  The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.

10.  The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure if there is a United States or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for.  There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped, minority, feminist, atheist dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens form any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.

11.  The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.

12.  The Gringo Gazette is read by people in Mexico who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.

Villa Cielito, located on the beach at Chileno Bay, is now offering a special rate for bookings November 2010 through February 2011 at $2950/night.  This 7000 sq. ft., 7 bedroom, 7 1/2 bath fabulous home with full time staff is the perfect choice for your vacation rental in Cabo.   Click here for the details on this home http://www.bajasurvacationrentals.com/rentals/view/villa-cielito/

Call 1-888-332-8477 to book.