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8 of the Best Airbnbs in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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One of the top vacation destinations in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas sits at the southern tip of Baja California Sur. Often referred to as simply “Cabo,” it’s attracted the rich and famous for decades, even when it was just a small fishing village.

Ernest Hemingway liked spending time along Cabo’s shores, and more recently, celebs like former “Friends” stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox often come for Cabo’s many luxury resorts — and mouthwatering cuisine!

But today, you don’t need to live the lifestyles of the rich and famous to advantage of the region thanks to outstanding airbnbs ranging from budget-friendly stays with with the comforts of home to opulent estates with private pools. If you’re on the hunt for the best airbnbs in Cabo, look no further: these are eight you won’t want to miss.

1. Casa Alvar

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Why you should stay: Stunning ocean-view home with luxury amenities close to everything.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $930/night

Casa Alvar is an ocean-view estate in a gated resort-style community ideal for a large family or group of friends, complete with a private infinity pool and jacuzzi. While you’ll be close to the marina, shops, restaurants, nightlife, swimmable Medano Beach and more, you’ll want to spend at least one evening relaxing at your own million-dollar crash pad.

The backyard is the ultimate oasis any time of day, perfect for starting the day with a sunrise coffee or making a freshly blended drink at sunset. You’ll enjoy cooking out on the grill and gathering around the fire pit, then capping it off with a sunrise stargazing session from the hot tub.

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2. Villa Luna Nueva

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Why you should stay: Luxury villa with concierge services, a daily chef, and maid service included.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $450/night

Villa Luna Nueva is a huge villa that’ll make you feel like a VIP (as if you aren’t already) as it comes with all the amenities of a luxurious resort – but with 3,600 square feet of private living space. The granite kitchen has purified water so there’s no need to lug around your own bottles, and you’ll even have a daily chef and maid service included in the rates – so no cooking or cleaning either.

The home is in the gated community of Pedregal with 24-hour security. It’s tucked into the hills just above Cabo and only a little over a mile to all the action downtown. After an evening out, come back and swim in your private pool or relax in the Jacuzzi while listening to tunes on the high-end music system. Considering the amenities and the fact that it sleeps a dozen guests, it’s actually one of the best-value airbnbs in Cabo.

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3. Villa del Toro Rojo

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Why you should stay: Feel like a celeb in your own cliffside getaway.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $750/night

Owned by the same hosts as the Villa Luna Nueva, Villa del Toro Rojo comes with many of the same amenities including daily maid service and a chef. It’s in the gated community of Pedregal with round-the-clock security at both entrances. Enjoy lounging around the turquoise-tiled pool and gazing out at the endless blue of the Pacific. During the winter, keep watch for the migrating humpback whales as they sometimes put on spectacular performances when breaching.

“Toro Rojo is as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. The house is spacious, comfortable, and a perfect layout for several couples. The pool and hot tub have an amazing view of the ocean.

Susan, Chicago, IL
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4. Stunning Views of Land’s End With Private Pool

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Why you should stay: Iconic Cabo views with a chef, private yoga and in-villa massages on call.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $322/night

Casa Pura Vida is a stand-alone villa overlooking Land’s End, one of the most popular attractions in Cabo. The area is home to beautiful Lovers Beach and iconic rock formations like The Arch, among others, all of which are surrounded by clear turquoise water. The views are especially jaw-dropping from the rooftop palapa, which includes a dining table, lounger and large sofa.

Guests who want to go all out can have the host arrange for rooftop massages or a chef to serve a private dinner, though you’ll probably be lucky enough to be greeted with margaritas and light snacks when you arrive. There’s also a private pool and fireplace, so there’s plenty of entertainment day and night.

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5. Casa de los Suenos

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Why you should stay: Spectacular views in a safe and quiet setting with a fabulous host.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $389/night

Located in the private gated Ventanas Residence Community, Casa de los Suenos was designed to provide stunning views overlooking the point where the wild waves of the Pacific meet the calm, deep blue waters of the Sea of Cortez – the area called Land’s End. It’s about a 10-minute drive from the beaches and lively downtown area, but it comes with a private garage if you rent a car. Or you can take a taxi to town for just over $5.

Some of the highlights of this beautiful home include a well-equipped kitchen and fantastic outdoor living spaces, including the pool area and roof deck, perfect for sipping cocktails with a view.

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6. Home with Stunning Pacific Ocean Views

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Why you should stay: Jaw-dropping sunrise, sunset and ocean views, plus a concierge to help all your Cabo dreams come true.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $749/night

Casa Playa is a magnificent home in the Pedregal community, perfectly positioned to enjoy both sunrises and sunsets over the sea while boasting lots of living space inside and out. Guests enjoy concierge services that include booking reservations and activities, and even arranging itineraries. Daily housekeeping and pool cleaning is provided too. Whether you want to whale watch, go parasailing, or taste local wines, you can count on the staff to arrange whatever you feel like doing.

There are lots of fabulous features in addition to the gorgeous pool, including an outdoor bar, hot tub and fire pit. In addition to everything you could ever want in the chefs kitchen, there are plenty of special extras like a cooler, beach chairs, and umbrella for a day at the beach. This is probably the most castle-like of the airbnbs in Cabo on this list – check out that swimming pool moat!

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7. Villa Victoria

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Why you should stay: Walk downtown, or stay and cook in this sweeping villa’s outdoor hillside kitchen.

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $1,250/night

The six-bedroom Villa Victoria offers not only offers plenty of space for a large group, but it’s within walking distance to the many restaurants and shops downtown. You can also be at the marina in a minute or two for enjoying sunset boat cruises, whale watching trips, fishing charters, and more. Or just hang out and enjoy the pool and multiple other luxurious amenities. It comes with a 24-hour concierge who can help with everything from calling a cab to restocking the refrigerator with food and drinks.

“One of the best experiences I have ever had. From an amazing house with great views, to outstanding and professional hospitality!”

Derek, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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8. Casa Dorado

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Why you should stay: The ultimate in luxury just steps from a phenomenal (and often empty) beach.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $1,483/night

Casa Dorado is just steps from the entrance of Pedregal Beach and its incredible rock formations. The community has a private beach only for residents and their guests, and you can look forward to peaceful strolls on the sand where the only company are sea birds. It’ll feel like you’re the only person in Cabo.

Coupled with concierge, housekeeping. and personal chef services, your stay here is guaranteed to be a memorable one. As many of its former guests have noted, the pictures, while impressive, don’t do it justice, thanks to the extraordinary ocean, sunrise, and moonrise views.

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Plan Your Cabo San Lucas Trip

it’s not just the airbnbs in Cabo that are luxurious. You can rent a private boat, ride through the surf on horseback, or have a five-course oceanfront dinner.

  • Take a glass-bottom boat snorkeling tour to The Arch and Lovers Beach at Lands End, gazing down at the colorful fish as you glide across the brilliant blue waters. It includes time to enjoy snorkeling and relaxing on the famous beach.
  • Hop on a boat and take advantage of one of the world’s top spots for deep sea fishing. You can head to the marina and negotiate your own charter for the day or book one online in advance through multiple outfitters.
  • Hire a local photographer to capture your magical moments among magnificent beach and desert landscapes.
  • Watch for whales from the shore, or even better, from the water, by embarking on a whale watching trip between December and April. You can often see humpbacks, grays, minkes, and other types of whales.
  • Experience the thrill of an ATV adventure that includes rolling to the tops of mesas for panoramic views of the cactus-filled desert and the ocean.
  • Explore the area on horseback, riding on the beach or through the desert (or both) with Cuadra San Francisco, a local, family-owned business that treats their horses well and provides incredibly scenic excursions.
  • Cabo is famous for its golf courses, home to some of the world’s most stunning oceanfront holes, like Puerto Los Cabos.
  • Shop, dine, and people watch at Marina Cabo San Lucas with many unique shops, vendors, bars, and lots of fantastic eateries serving high quality local cuisine.

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