Before we had even arrived, we were already offering to bring supplies from San Jose del Cabo, that's how pleasant Jeanette comes across in the booking process. Her home was our first booking for part of a two week trip to Baja, and we are so happy this is where we started our trip after our arrival night in San Jose.
It's an easy drive up, don't be put off by the seeming remoteness. It's far enough from the city to be away from it all, but you are 45 min. from Los Barilles if you want to head in for an afternoon of people watching and taco stalls.
I had been to the area before, and my partner hadn't, but I had not hiked past the hot springs in the entrance of the park. We spent a few hours bouldering and climbing over rocks, swimming, and bird watching one day after getting some tips from Jeanette.
This is a really wonderful setting, we booked two nights but added a third, and almost stayed a fourth. We opted for the meal preparation Jeanette offered, and brought a bottle of Champagne (from Costco!) to share for New Year's Eve. It was a bit like visiting an old friend. A gracious and knowledgeable host, we exchanged stories over meals, shared family photos and travel adventures, and really enjoyed learning about the journey Jeanette took to arrive at, and build her Baja home. I've been travelling to Baja since '07 but this is my first Baja trip using Airbnb. We loved it.
Friends and locals happen by, the open air palapa living room (your bedroom is a fully contained cob house, with private bath and sitting area) and rooftop patio / palapa both make great spots for reading, morning coffee, or evening conversation.
Meals can be shared, pitch in with the dishes, or offer to bring things along as well, Jeanette is a great host and is a true Italian when it comes to sharing meals and preparing for a crowd. You will not go hungry. We kept some fruit and snacks on hand and used some space in the smaller fridge for drinks. Look forward to fresh salads with local produce, classic pastas, and, if she likes you, the good cheese and olives.
Wifi is limited, best to download a movie or two ahead of time if you plan on curling up in bed with one on an early evening.
A great place to enjoy a few nights in a rural area, and if this would be a new type of experience for you, Jeanette's is a really perfect spot to make the leap. Her home feels instantly warm, comfortable, and familiar. The experience here is what sets Airbnb apart from hotel stays and makes it the amazing community it is.