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Castillo Escondido – Beachfront Villa Ideal for Families and Groups

Perfect East Cape family or group luxury vacation rental right on the beach, 10 minutes from the center of San Jose del Cabo and Puerto Los Cabos. 

The heavy wooden entry gates swing open to a tropical garden, offering fresh papaya and coconuts seasonally. A fountain splashes softly. The stone pathway leads to a castle rotunda and open foyer breezeway with inlaid marble wall-art that graces the entry to your private paradise. The design and décor of this beachfront villa is a stunning combination of Spanish Hacienda, Moorish Castle and Mediterranean style home.

Tasteful elegance abounds – creamy travertine floors, hand crafted wood furniture and four master suites each stunningly decorated in tile and stone, all with posh bathrooms, fine linens and private ocean-view balconies, three with walk-in closets and mini-refrigerators. The royal suite has its own fireplace for that romantic glow. The great room features a natural gathering place for good friends and family, complete with gourmet kitchen, big screen TV, Bose surround sound (indoors and out), computer system with wi-fi Internet and an abundance of comfortable built-in seating. (Please note smoking is not permitted in the house.) All four levels of this stunning property command breathtaking sea views. It is fewer than a dozen steps to the pristine beach embraced by the warmth of the Sea of Cortez . Gentle ocean breezes, breaching whales and surfing dolphins are your constant companions. You can swim in the sea if you like, or take a dip in the Jacuzzi that pours into the infinity pool. You can watch the sunset together from the spacious palapa overlooking the beach and when at last darkness descends, the cozy fire-pit beckons with its luxurious built-in seating, as the sky turns to a blanket of stars. Castillo Escondido means hidden castle, and it is aptly named.

This spectacular home boasts four complete master suites, each with travertine-tiled, granite and marble bathrooms, private terraces, and views of the Sea of Cortez. The immense indoor gourmet kitchen and adjacent greatroom are perfect gathering spots for the entire family or group, as are the spacious outdoor lounging areas featuring a jacuzzi, infinity pool with waterfall, palapa shade lounge area and open-to-sky firepit lounge overlooking the pristine and practically deserted soft, sandy beach that goes on for miles.

This property was designed for group fun but with total privacy in mind, as each luxurious suite is amply distanced from the next. Come to Castillo Escondido for an unforgettable vacation in true Baja style and savor the East Cape, a nature lover’s paradise where you can enjoy a plethora of activities including horseback riding, fishing, boating, swimming, shelling, wildlife viewing, kayaking, parasailing, surfing, snorkeling, diving, sailing, golf, windsurfing and jet-skiing – any of which can be arranged by our onsite concierge …or kick back, pamper yourself and listen to the sounds of the sea as you decompress in this one-of-a-kind paradise.


  • 4BR/4.5BA
  • 3 Levels
  • Sleeps up to 10 people
  • 4,500 + Square Feet
  • Beachfront location
  • Master Suite: CA King “heavenly” bed, gas fireplace, ocean view, balcony/terrace, private bath
  • Second Suite: CA King “heavenly” bed, ocean view, balcony/terrace, private bath
  • Third Suite: CA King “heavenly” bed, ocean view, balcony/terrace, private bath
  • Fourth Suite: CA King “heavenly” bed + Queen sofa bed, ocean view, balcony/terrace, private bath
  • Approx. 6 miles to San Jose del Cabo
  • Maid service: Monday-Saturday (excluding Mexican Holidays)
  • On site Property Manager/Concierge
  • Inside covered and gated parking
  • No smoking please


  • 6,000 + Square Feet – 4 levels of deck  for entertaining and lounging
  • Infinity edge swimming pool (20x30x6)
  • Elevated Jacuzzi that pours into infinity pool
  • 10 lounge chairs
  • Patio dining for 10
  • Outdoor shower
  • Gas stainless steel BBQ
  • Ping pong table
  • Beach chairs/umbrellas
  • Boogie boards
  • Gas fire pit on lower deck
  • Outdoor stereo
  • Steps to the beach
  • Beachfront palapa lounge area


  • Travertine tiled flooring throughout
  • Granite and tumbled marble countertops
  • Hair dryers
  • Full gourmet kitchen w/Viking stove, Bosch dishwasher, 2 refrigerators and a full complement of cooking utensils.
  • Icemaker
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Wine governor
  • 52″ plasma television w/Dish network satellite w/Bose surround sound system and speakers that service greatroom, poolside and beachside palapa
  • DVD/CD player
  • Computer
  • Broadband wireless internet
  • Free Vonage phone
  • iPod docking station
  • Washer and dryer
  • Ping Pong/Table Tennis
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Greatroom with comfortable and ample seating

 Cancellation Policy

If it is necessary for you to cancel a reservation we will attempt to re-rent the property for the entire period of the original booking. If the property is fully re-rented, a refund will be made less a cancellation charge of 10% of the original reservation. Partial re-rentals or rentals obtained at a lesser rate will be refunded in the amount of the re-rental less a 10% cancellation charge. Every effort will be made to re-rent the property, but in those cases where we are unable to secure another rental, we regret that no refunds can be made. All cancellations must be communicated in writing no less than 30 days prior to your arrival dates. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately.

Reservations may be re-scheduled for up to one year from the originally scheduled arrival date. Requests for re-scheduling must be made in writing and submitted to us no later than 30 days prior to arrival. Re-scheduling is subject to availability and re-scheduling reservations are subject to a $100 re-scheduling fee. Only one (1) re-scheduling per reservation is permitted. We regret that reservations made for the following holidays cannot be re-scheduled: Christmas & New Years Weeks, Thanksgiving, Presidents Day, Spring Break and Easter Weeks.


  • A/C

  • Internet

  • Kitchen(ette)

  • Ocean View

  • Pool/Jacuzzi

Rates: $1600/night (up to 8 people) /add'l people: $100/person/night (max: 10 people) plus taxes
25% Extra for holidays
Event fees (weddings, etc.) additional charge

Absolutely thrilled!

Rating: 5/5 
Happy guests
Reviewed: June 8, 2012

We were absolutely thrilled with our stay and experience at Castillo Escondido! We felt like we were staying at a 5 star resort. The amenities were impeccable and the property is truly beautiful. This multi-level tropical paradise exceeded all of our expectations. The 180 degree sea views from sunrise to sunset and whale watching from the private balcony off our master bedroom suite were beautiful. Our master bedroom suite was one of four in the unique property layout. Relaxing by the infinity pool, spa and firepit was a favorite. Cocktails and sunsets at the palapa were a nightly event. We enjoyed being able to step right onto the beach from the property. We will definitely plan a return visit!

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