Heaven in Los Cabos

El Cielito, a Little Heaven on Earth

Come and live the life in this charming, light and airy penthouse with partial ocean views and within easy walking distance of beautiful sandy beaches, the lagoon and San Jose’s historic center. Enjoy a relaxing vacation with family or friends in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, two level condo with a private shaded rooftop terrace; ideal for sunset Margaritas and barbecued steaks and seafood.   

The furnishings in Cielito are a tasteful mix of rustico and contemporary with pleasant artistic touches decorating the walls. Coved ceilings, alcoves and Saltillo tiled floors add to the ambience…..you will feel right at home.  The entry hall brings you into the open living area.  There is a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, breakfast bar, new stainless gas stove and built in microwave, new stainless steel refrigerator (laundry room off of kitchen).  The dining area  with table and chairs for four to six  has sliding door to a balcony with 2  chairs and small  table.   The comfortable living area has a 3 seater sofa, love seat and easy chair with attractive glass table.  

All bedrooms are light and airy.  The many windows offer good cross ventilation and views of the Pacific and Cabo Gordo. The shaded rooftop terrace is also upstairs, with a dining table for 6, gas barbecue and a large wet bar.  The living areas and bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans.  El Cielito is located on a rise overlooking the ocean and the Estuary nature preserve, and generally enjoys a great cooling breeze, so you rarely need to turn on the AC in most seasons.  

San Jose del Cabo is a delightful Mexican town with a pretty colonial Centro, about 15-20 minutes walk from Cielito. It is much quieter than Cabo San Lucas and doesn’t have the masses of college kids and other revelers.  Time share people generally do not approach you when walking around town.  It is so enjoyable to stroll around the old center and scope out nice restaurants, happy hour specials, jewelry stores, artisan Talavera items and more. There are numerous agencies offering adventure tours, zip lines, beachside horse rides, whale watching, jet skiing, EcoTourism, etc. around the main square. 

About 15 minutes walk south from Cielito you have a beach area with fine sand and sparkling blue water.  A ten minute walk also brings you to the edge of San Jose’s famed Estuary, a protected nature preserve with enjoyable walks. A short walk to the west of Cielito, you will find grocery shopping, sushi, ATM, Walmart, hair salons medical facilities and San Jose’s main cinema.   

We have found San Jose del Cabo to be one of the nicest places to stay in Mexico, and invite you to share our enjoyment of this town in our lovely home. Please note that unless you are actively engaged in the illegal drug trade, San Jose and Baja California are deemed to be very safe travel destinations.   In our many years of traveling here, we have never experienced an “uncomfortable” moment.

Property Description

Suitability:  Sleeps up to 7 in bedrooms and on sofas.  No smoking in the house. Children welcome. Pets welcome. Please note that the condo entrance is up two short flights of stairs, with no elevator. Not wheelchair accessible. No loud parties or fireworks!       

Minimum stay length is seven days.     

Floor area: 2,900 square feet, about 300 sq meters     

 Location: Partial ocean view, at the edge of downtown, ¾ mile (1.3 km) or 16 minute walk from the main square, ¾ mile  (1.2 km) or 15 minute walk from beach      

General: The lower level has an open floor plan living area, including a dining area and kitchen with breakfast bar. The two smaller bedrooms are located on the lower level, along with the entry area, utility room, a small terrace and a full bath.  

The upper level has a large master bedroom with en-suite bath and a large shaded rooftop terrace.  

The gourmet kitchen has granite and good stainless appliances An under-counter water filter is located by the sink, so you don’t need to haul heavy water bottles.. The kitchen is well equipped with a coffee maker, blender, microwave, cooking equipment, cutlery, pantry items, etc. 

A washer and dryer stack are located in a utility room with iron and board on the lower floor.         

Free wifi and Dish cable.      

Air conditioning wall units are located in the living areas and in all three bedrooms.      

Linens and towels provided.      Hair dryer. Iron and board.       

Master bedroom: King sized bed with en suite bathroom, generous closet space.      

Bedroom 2: Queen sized bed with ample closet space, bathroom across hall.     

Bedroom 3: Twin  beds with ample closet space.     The living room has one large sofas suitable for sleeping. Ample extra bedding is provided.      

Please note all bathrooms have showers, not tubs.       

Barbecue: Good propane grill located on the rooftop deck.     

Rooftop Patio: Large table with seating for about 6. Woven shade roof. Wicker easy chairs.  

Swimming pool: There are 3 swimming pools in the complex and ample lounge beds for a siesta… one is adjacent to the building.     

Parking: Two outdoor off-street spots. Adjacent   street parking is amply available outside the gated community.    

Security: The house is in a gated community with 24 hour patrols. The community is located in a safe area of town.       Approach: Easy approach along the 1D Los Cabos Toll Road from the airport or from Cabo San Lucas to the San Jose del Cabo exit.  Explicit driving instructions and maps are sent to all guests.      

Shopping: A WalMart  store with large grocery section located within a 15  minutes walk or 4 minute drive. A larger Comer Supermarket is located about 1 mile (1.7km)  from the house. Soriana,  Chedraui and other big chains are in nearby suburbs, about 10-15 minutes drive away.  Lots of other chains and local markets are in the area. You will find that most grocery prices are much lower than in the US.      Nightlife: San Jose del Cabo has a wide variety of world class restaurants. Since Baja California is the home of the Fish Taco, here are lots and lots of taco stands, which offer inexpensive street food: San Jose del Cabo  also has nightspots, mostly around the old town or in the fancy resorts along the beach. Suggestions on restaurants and other activities are in our guest book reference guide in the house foyer.      

What to do: Besides lounging on the beach or patio, it’s easy to fill a week with various activities in the area. Ziplining, swimming, canyoning, whale and whale shark watching, hiking, mountain climbing, to name a few. There are numerous excursion companies on the main square in town.     

Interesting excursions would include a trip to Cabo San Lucas, a day trip to see the “Hotel California” and artist colony at Todos Santos, and  a longer day trip to La Paz. For the avid deep sea fisherman, Los Cabos has many fishing charter opportunities as well.


Mary W

Great place, great location!

Thanks Ted, for a wonderful stay! The penthouse was just perfect for our needs, and I especially enjoyed the nice kitchen and the rooftop grilling. We loved the charming old center, and the kids really enjoyed the beach nearby.