Casa Bella Vida
 San Jose Del  Cabo, Mexico

Casa Bella Vida Reviews

Superb Family Retreat!

We were fortunate to spend 2 weeks at Tannia and Emil's amazing retreat during this past Easter season! WOW, what a home with not one detail missed. We had 5 adults and 5 children (3 generations), yet plenty of room to roam. There are so many great spots to gather - the pool area, the rooftop to enjoy the sea of Cortes and the main floor's outdoor "lounge" for catching the sunset. We dined al fresco for every meal and what a treat that is when you've endured long Wisconsin winters! Aside from the natural beauty surrounding the house, the house itself is one-of-a kind and is outfitted with absolutely everything a family would need. The kitchen alone is a chef's dream. The pool with its wading area for the little ones makes pool time perfect. And the nice-sized grassy lawn was ideal for an egg hunt and for the kids to run while still being enclosed and within our sights. Tannia and her property manager, Monica, were more than gracious and responsive and made sure that every need/question was tended to. Chef Giovanni was superb as he and his staff whipped up tremendous Mexican fare and mango margaritas for us to all enjoy poolside while the little ones played and swam one late afternoon. Within 4 days of our arrival, I emailed Tannia to try and book another vacation at their home - that just tells you how great it is! For future renters, you will definitely want to rent a car as most things (beach club, restaurants) are about 5 minutes away, with San Jose being about a 7 minute drive. El Ganzo beach club and Fundadores beach club are both wonderful and we spent plenty of lazy afternoons there enjoying the view, amazing food and letting the kids play. We had fantastic ceviche at The Drunken Sailor, great meals at La Marina Inn and Los Milagros - all within a 5 minute car ride by the marina. The town of San Jose has several amazing restaurants within all price points and its just such a fun town to walk around to feel a bit of the old world Mexico with the cobblestone streets and some unique architecture. We certainly hope to return to Emil and Tannia's home in the near future as it was a delightful and memorable 14 days! Thank you so much for making our stay so incredible!

Your home is even more beautiful than depicted in the pictures, a feeling of peace and rest permeate your home. From the moment we arrived until we pulled away from the driveway on the last morning, it felt like we were at home in paradise.

The staff at the entry gates were so polite and welcoming, always a pleasant greeting or farewell as we came and went. Monica was so kind and helpful when we arrived and when we left.  She was good at communications with us as we arranged our arrival and our departure times. She responded well to emails too. A lovely lady.

Your garden and pool staff were great, we never felt like they were intrusive in anyway. We had one small problem of a miss understanding of when the cleaning lady was coming but it was all taken care of by Monica and was sufficient for our needs.

My birthday was such a special day from beginning to end, the chef you recommended was incredible. His wife and son were lovely and pleasant. The food was amazing, the presentation was beautiful. Each dish from the appetizers to the salad, soup, main dishes and the dessert were so very tasty with each one having its own unique flavors. The food was plentiful and we were so very full by the end of the evening. It was so relaxing just to sit back at home and enjoy the evening together.

Thank you so much for your help in planning that for us. It was an evening that I will remember for years to come! Thank you so much for the bottles of wine, we enjoyed them very much and they were the perfect compliment to the wonderful dinner.

My kids haven't stopped talking about their holiday and the incredible home and beach resort where they played and relaxed. We went to many of the local restaurants that were suggested in your very informative binder, what a great collection of information. When ever someone would say can we do this or that I was able to just say check the binder and I was able to relax in stead of having to micro manage everyone on how and where things were.

We have already recommended your home to several people and have been talking with several of our friends trying to convince them to maybe get a group of us together and book it again for another amazing vacation.

One a scale of 1-10 for this vacation, I give it a 12!!

Thank you again for sharing your beautiful home.

Ruth P.

PS: Your office staff were great to work with too, I felt very confident during the whole booking and payment process.

"It was perfectly sublime!" March 19, 2012

I have just returned from San Jose Del Cabo and had a wonderful experience. The home was more than perfect. The pool and spa area were perfect for relaxing after a day long adventure of beaches, organic restaurants, paddle boarding, surfing, hiking, golfing, salsa dancing,fishing, and, of course, shopping. The Beach Club, right on the water, was an excellent alternative to cooking in, but, I was inspired to cook in that beautiful kitchen. Organic fruit stands were abundant and inspirational for the local cuisine. The bedrooms were your own quiet oasis with a full kitchen at both levels. Wi-Fi access and communications were flawless.

"Perfect! I want to go back!" March 31, 2012

All aspects of the stay were perfect... Clean and roomy home with large comfortable beds, big kitchen, multiple bbqs for outdoor grilling and panel doors that open the house to the elements. Rooftop terrace with fire pit is perfect for enjoying the beautiful sunsets (or sunrise if motivated) Nearby Beach Club has multiple activities (yoga, standup paddle boarding for me) and also multiple lounging opportunities near the infinity pool. The beaches are nice, clean and nearly unoccupied (and great for seeing whales). I want to go back!

"Livin the Good life" April 4, 2012

We just finished a week of total sun and fun!!! This house is beautiful and the view is spectacular. I thought the view of the ocean was enough, but you also can enjoy the sounds as well from the large covered balcony. Perfect way to start your day with a cup of coffee and the sounds of the waves crashing.

"Casa Bella Vida is the beautiful life" January 29, 2012

Casa Bella Vida is truly an exceptional home -- an oasis of relaxation, elegant yet comfortable, spotless, and thoughtfully furnished and equipped. The home is actually even more lovely then the photos show. The multiple decks and patios, and the pool and jacuzzi, provide terrific outdoor living. Multiple couples can occupy the home yet still find quiet places to relax and read in solitude, or get together and sip a glass of wine, listen to the ocean, and watch the sunset (or whales playing in the ocean right in front of us). Very comfortable beds and fully equipped gourmet kitchen, large flat screen tv with many U.S. channels (not just English language) -- everything we needed. It felt like our own private luxury resort! There is also a pleasant club within the development -- a terrific place for margaritas in the evening -- not to mention world-class golf. The home is a short drive to numerous restaurants ranging from hole-in-the-wall to fine dining in charming San Jose del Cabo; Cabo San Lucas is also an easy drive. The owners were very pleasant and easy to deal with, and provided good information on area activities and dining. The property manager showed up immediately upon our arrival and was very helpful; and the staff in the development were friendly. Altogether, one of the best trips we've ever experienced.

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