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Luke Stickney

Member since: 2015
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Speaks english, spanish, Prefiero recibir preguntas en español por email.

Former Home Of The Red Hot Chili Peppers!

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this Cabo Bello holiday house

Very Exclusive 4 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Bath, Private Beach, 24 Hour Gated Security

Casa Cortez — Playa Del rey — Cabo San Lucas — Baja Del Sur — Mexico

This centrally located seaside VIP property, appropriately named Casa Cortez, resides within the exclusive premier community of Playa Del Rey. Perfectly situated between downtown Cabo San Lucas and the One & Only Palmilla, this gated community is hidden deep within the private and well secured neighborhood of Cabo Bello. Playa Del Rey offers double gated, 24 hour security and complete privacy. For just this reason, Casa Cortez is the former home of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Situated atop a cliff overlooking the gorgeous beach of Playa Del Rey, Casa Cortez provides spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez and the surrounding area. It is the perfect location for whale watching and taking in the beautiful sunrise & sunset. Just steps from the house is a short and well groomed sandy trail that leads you from cliff top to the secluded beach of Playa Del Rey. The beach remains mostly empty as the accessibility is very limited with no direct public access. Playa Del Rey gives you the privacy that you seek and desire. Make sure to bring your snorkel gear along and take advantage of the amazingly abundant marine life that this beach has to offer.

Casa Cortez is just minutes from Downtown Cabo San Lucas where you will find an abundance of vibrant nightlife and restaurants ranging from fine dining to local favorites. Head in the opposite direction, and explore the cultural 18th century town of San Jose Del Cabo. San Jose Del Cabo is filled with local artisan galleries, picturesque restaurants, and beautiful architecture. Venture there for a short day trip or simply a quiet night out for dinner.

Casa Cortez offers the ideal open indoor/outdoor spaces for guests in search of the therapeutic Mexican sun. Inside you will find beautiful limestone and exotic hardwoods throughout the entire 5100 sq. ft. house. Step outside onto the beautiful main terrace and enjoy gorgeous views of the Sea of Cortez while relaxing in and around the infinity pool & hot tub. If outdoor barbecuing is your passion, work your magic under the Palapa by the pool, where you will find everything you need for the perfect outdoor cooking experience. Step back inside and you will find a full chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, top rated appliances, and fully stocked cooking & service ware to entertain your family & friends. Casa Cortez also offers a personalized food & beverage prestocking option before you arrive so you can hit your holiday running. Additionally, there is a rooftop patio for sun & star gazing.

In addition to our dedicated house keeping staff, you will also enjoy three TVs with DVD players, an indoor/outdoor sound system, Wi-Fi, phone for local calls, and Dish network with music & movies. Everything you would expect from a home of your own.

Casa Cortez also boasts 4 separate & private bedroom suites, each with elegant ensuite baths. There is plenty of space for your family & friends to relax within the privacy of their own suite. Two suites offer Kingsize beds, One with a Queen size, and one with 2 twin beds. Each suite has zoned air-conditioning , private balconies, and ceiling fans. This villa can accommodate as many as 8 guests, and with fine linens and luxury bath amenities, everyone is assured a splendid nights rest.

This private & beautiful Villa offers relaxed Cabo luxury, where you can enjoy an experience comparable to a 5 star Boutique Hotel all within the comfort & privacy of your own residence. While some guests may choose to never leave the comfort of the Villa, don’t forget that you’re also in the one the premier locations on Earth for activities such as parasailing, kite surfing, sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, world class fishing, and 5 star Golf.

Your Dream Vacation Awaits!!!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Luke Stickney (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish, Prefiero recibir preguntas en español por email.

About Luke Stickney

Me, Luke Stickney on the right with other real estate investment partners of mine. My daughter Massiel is in the middle. We are eating lunch at Palmilla which is one of the finest resorts in Los Cabos, if not the best in all of Mexico. Life is good in Los Cabos, Life is great at Casa Cortez!

Why Luke Stickney chose Los Cabos

We bought this property because of it exclusivity, privacy and security. There are a lot of homes in Cabo that are amazing, but this is the only double gated, VIP community in Los Cabos where you are truly left alone. This is what we were after, a place where our families could go and truly be away from it all. We wanted this exclusive feeling, semi private beach and security while being only 5 minutes from the downtown night life of Cabo San Lucas. We have access to everything, while being protected from it all. There are locals that don't even know this neighborhood exists and this is exactly what we wanted.


based on 17 traveller reviews

Former Home Of The Red Hot Chili Peppers!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Lots to consider

  • 2 of 5

Casa Cortez is a beautiful home and location. Great quality for the price, however; things quickly turned very poor for us.

We should have realized when our welcome letter had this -

"Unfortunately, we recently had a very bad experience with some past renters. This has caused us to make sure we clarify the following prior to you arriving at the house:

1) Casa Cortez is not a party house, if you are looking for a place for spring break type parties, this is not the house for you. This is a one strike and you're out rule and you will be removed from the home without refund. If you are planing on using the house for late night parties, jumping off roofs into the pool, and blasting music until 4am; I will will be happy to refund your money now so you have time to look for another property.

The letter went on...To be clear, the home sleeps 8 and we had 10 travelers with us whom the first day did stay sun up to down, but had accommodations elsewhere. From that point, we were constantly watched over, hounded, threatened and accused of "breaking the AC by leaving the doors open" when we have definitive proof we were out of the house for 12 hours and "a broken refrigerator" of which no documented proof was provided. The owner and the housekeeper lied and took our security deposit. Renter beware.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Low Key Stay at Casa Cortez

  • 5 of 5

The home was absolutely beautiful and the service when we arrived was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Casa Cortez! Is a beautiful house with such amazing view of El mar de Cortez, great service Mary Carmen and Susana are always making your stay feel like home and helping with whatever is needed! The rooms and bathrooms are incredibly nice and comfortable, amazing beds too! The location is great and since we rented a car we had no problem getting everywhere! Definetely recommend this wonderful house to anyone! Thank you Luke for a great experience and thanks for the welcome present, we enjoyed it on your behalf!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous!!!! What an amazing and memorable stay we had! With 8 adults and 2 children under 5 yrs, we all had our own space with our own suites & full bathrooms. We spent most of our time cooking together in the gourmet kitchen, hanging poolside bbqing, and sitting around the large dining table playing cards at night. Maricarmen and Susana were at the residence daily, making our stay that much more enjoyable; they were great! The residence is very private and quite, which was so relaxing; exactly what we were looking for. We have stayed at many all inclusive resorts and this trip by far has been the best, especially with having little ones. You are on your own time and everything you need is right at the residence; there was no desire to go into town. The only thing we would have done different would have been to have the kitchen fully stocked with groceries prior to our arrival. This way you literally would not have to leave the residence, which would allow you even more time to enjoy yourself. We will definitely visit Casa Cortez again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood with nice beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week at Casa Cortez and had a wonderful time. Marycarmen and Susanna were both very nice and did a great job keeping the place in top order while we were there. Having the fridge pre-stocked was AWESOME, but there are nearby grocery stores we enjoyed doing shopping on our own later in the week, but I do think Marycarmen would be happy to continue to pick things up if that is your preference. The walk down to the beach is pleasant, but does require stairs and some steep terrain. We found out that the beach comes alive after sunset with hermit crabs, and the kids had great fun collecting them, and then letting them go in big waves and watching them scurry around. Cabo San Lucas is nearby, and we did day trips there, as well as to San Jose Del Cabo...and we spent days at the house/beach just enjoying the time together. Wonderful place for 2 families with kids to share, so was perfect spot for us. Two true masters and two "kids" rooms; each one with private our group of 8 was very comfortable!

We travel a lot, and was our first time to Cabo the event we come back to Cabo, we will definitely look to re-book Casa Cortez!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to "get away"

  • 5 of 5

Luke's property is a spacious house in a very private place close to everything in the Los Cabos area.

Good communication before arriving and a responsive local team made this easy and enjoyable.

They don't talk enough about the great views form the social areas and the pool but I believe that was one of the most appreciated and unexpected things we all enjoyed!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Cabo San Lucas International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
La Puerta Vieja
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cabo del Sol Golf Club and Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Puerta Vieja
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa del Rey
Car: necessary

Looking for things to do in Cabo? You've come to the right place.

Cabo San Lucas and the surrounding areas are full of fun things to do for all ages and the abundance of tours to nearby attractions create the recipe for an incredible vacation.

The unique combination of desert terrain, mountains and beautiful beaches make for many exciting activities and attractions for every type of visitor.

Fishing and golf are two top Cabo San Lucas attractions, but Cabo is also well known for its restaurants and top rated spas.

Whether your preference is a leisurely Cabo vacation strolling through Cabo's shopping malls and lounging on the beach, or a more exciting one filled with zip line tours over the desert and ATV rides, you'll be sure to have a good time.

There truly is a Cabo for everyone!

Scroll down to see all the things to do in Cabo San Lucas!

Wondering "What is there to do in Cabo San Lucas?" Here is some basic information and some tips on what to see and what to do in Cabo San Lucas and the nearby area. Be safe and have a great vacation in paradise.

If you have any questions about activities in Cabo, please contact at (281) 410-5660. They can help you with booking reservations for your local adventures.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Cabo Bello, Baja

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
15 Dec 2016 - 9 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$133
Refundable Damage Deposit A$672

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Cabo Bello, Baja

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath Top Floor - toilet , Half bath located on the top floor.
  • Each suite has its own private bathroom. Both Master suites have built in soaking tubs. The other two bedrooms have large walk in showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom Top Floor - 1 extra lg. double bed , En Suite Bathroom w/ Large walk in closet, TV and Balcony.
    Mater Suite Ground Floor - 1 large double bed , En Suite Bath w/ large walk in closet, TV and private patio.
    Ground Floor Bedroom Two - 1 large double bed , En Suite Bath w/ large walk in closet and private patio.
    Ground Floor Bedroom Three - 2 single bed , En Suite Bath w/ large walk in closet and private patio.
  • Each suite has its own private bathroom. Both Master suites have built in soaking tubs. The other two bedrooms have large walk in showers.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing