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Former Home Of The Red Hot Chili Peppers!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

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!!!

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Luke Stickney
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish, Prefiero recibir preguntas en español por email.
Response time
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Former Home Of The Red Hot Chili Peppers!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Looks great on line and is better in person

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful visit with my brothers and their wives...this home provided the perfect balance of privacy for each couple in the 4 beautiful sleeping rooms and intimacy in the living areas for us to catch up and connect. Hanging by the pool enjoying the whale watching was more than we hoped for; it became a daily ritual. The location is easy for enjoying Cabo (don't miss the boat trip to lover's beach) and day trips to the area. MaryCarmen will arrange everything for you...just ask and she makes it happen. I haven't ever had such service, truly remarkable to have a personal concierge!! Daily housekeeping made me feel like a queen, she kept everything totally spic and span.

We enjoyed Flora Farms for a special dinner and Buzzard's out east for a casual beach/lunch day trip. The nearly private beach down the road and to the right is sweet...take beer to make it perfect.

Tim Vinson took great care of us before we arrived with good arrangements for rental car and directions to the property (hint: if you ask him to have tequila there for your arrival be prepared for a fantastic selection). What ever your heart desires, just ask and it presents itself. A bit of magic. I invite you to treat yourself at the Casa Cortez. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Cortez is an abolutely unbelievable vacaition home!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property, located in Cabo Bello, Playa del Rey is absolutely stunning. The view from the infinity pool and outside areas are unbelievable. There is more than sufficient room for four couples with the four bedrooms, each having a private bath. The kitchen is a gourmet kitchen that we used on numerous occasions as well as the outdoor kitchen with refrigerator and large gas grill. The pool can be adjusted to your heating specifications and the times that you want the hot tub and pool to be heated. Location is close to Cabo San Lucas, about a 15 minute drive to the Office area downtown by the beach. The private beach that comes with the property is immaculate and beautiful allowing for a perfect time pretty much all alone on the beach. It is a bit challenging to get to for those not in good physical condition, but worth the hike to get there. About 40 minute drive to the airport with four lane traffic the entire way. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the property is the property manager and housekeeper, Mary Carmen and Suzzane. They are absolute delights working everyday to make your stay more enjoyable. Mary Carmen is as good of a concierge as you'll find anywhere and speaks great English and Spanish. If you want to a vacation at a pace that you decide, this is the property for you. Can't begin to find all the words adequate to describe our 9 day visit and we would without hesitation recommend this property to any family or group of friends traveling to the Cabo San Lucas area. If it's available don't let it get away. Thanks for the memories, Mary Carmen and Suzzane. We love you both.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House! Absolutely AMAZING views! Perfect place to spend a week!

  • 5 of 5

We can not say enough about this house, Luke (the owner), and Maricarmen (property manager)!

The House: Even more gorgeous then the pictures (which doesn't happen often). The rooms are spacious and beautiful, the view from the master suite is stunning. Every room was beautifully decorated, spacious, and very comfortable. Both the kitchen and outdoor grilling area were great, having a small fridge outside had it's benefits! The pool was beautiful! We spent most days moving between the hot tub and the pool all while watching the boats and whales in the Sea of Cortez! That's right, we were whale watching from our pool! Saw them just about every day swimming by!

Luke: Luke was readily available to us and answered emails promptly. He was the best owner I have rented from from the beginning to the end of our stay.

Mericarmen: From the moment we arrived, Mericarmen was available (only a WhatsApp message away!) to us whenever we needed her! She is so kind and gracious, I cannot speak any highly of her. She shopped for us before we got there, greeted us at the gate to let us in, gave us a tour of the property, and booked us dinner at a fabulous little restaurant just down the road, all before she left the first day! She and Suzanna (the house keeper) took such great care of us, we were not allowed to do any dishes our selves, clean towels were ALWAYS available, and the house was sparkling clean EVERY day! Maricarmen even scheduled the pool cleaner (comes every Tuesday and Friday) during times we weren't going to be using it so we weren't interrupted. She even booked us a private whale watching charter for one of the days we were there! I can't tell you how nice it was to be on our own private boat while watching those crowded "cruises" out on the water, it made the day perfect!

Thank you Casa Cortez, thank you Luke, and thank you Maricarmen and Suzanna for taking such good care of us during our stay.

If you are planning on renting a house for your trip to Cabo, there is no other to even consider!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Cortez

  • 5 of 5

Amazing Views, great time. House is fully equipped. Great for families.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Casa Cortez is a great property and that set the stage for a truly memorable trip to Cabo. This property is very nice and is located in a secure gated community, and it is a great set up if you want the comforts of home in a paradise setting. We had 2 families of 4....each with 2 adults and 2 kids and the house was perfect for us. Clean heated pool and hot tub, comfortable beds, awesome modern kitchen with everything you need to fix some meals around the house (Costco and Wall Mart for anything you need), and excellent service from Maricarmen and Suzanna, the staff. Essentially this house has all the comforts of home and all of the amenities of a hotel. Maricarmen (the concierge) was available to us at all times to make reservations, help us plan excursions, make arrangements for poolside massages, and generally make sure we had everything we needed. Suzanna kept the house spotless and made certain we had clean linens and towels, and she did a great job. Both we available but neither were hovering or in the way. Finally, Luke, the owner, was very responsive and pleasant to deal with, which made planning the trip a breeze. We even took advantage and had their chefs come in a couple of times so we could have a "Fiesta en la Casa"; this worked out great because the food and service was awesome and they cleaned up everything and left us plenty of left overs to snack on for days to come. Overall this is an A+ deal. We have rented similar properties in other places and this would rank near the top in terms of overall experience.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

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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!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Cabo Bello, Baja

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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