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Cabo San Lucas is one of the world’s top destinations for enjoying beautiful beaches, water-based activities, and 24-hour parties. While it’s a great place to visit, the peak tourist season, which runs from mid-December through April, also tends to bring big crowds. If you’d rather enjoy a more peaceful place to stay and access to spectacular stretches of empty sands while being within an hour’s drive of the action, consider one of these tranquil Airbnbs.

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8 Horizons, Zacatitos 8 Horizons, Zacatitos
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8 Horizons, Zacatitos

8 Horizons, Zacatitos

Located an hour northeast of Cabo near the Sea of Cortez side of the Baja Peninsula in remote Zacatitos, 8 Horizons offers a unique and secluded stay for relaxing while surrounded by natural wonders. Look forward to 360-degree views of the desert, mountains and the sea while being just a third of a mile to the beaches with warm water for swimming year-round. In the winter, there are two kayaks available for paddling out just 100 to 500 yards to enjoy close encounters with whales. The house itself includes two bedrooms, accommodating up to six, along with a kitchen and living room that boasts jaw-dropping views. On the grounds is a pool for swimming and a wooden deck with a mattress for stargazing after dark.

Pacifica Beach Bungalow Pacifica Beach Bungalow
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Pacifica Beach Bungalow

Pacifica Beach Bungalow

Come enjoy the beach with this charming bungalow that offers access to seven miles of nearly deserted, pristine sands just 30 minutes north of Cabo along the Pacific. One of three cottages surrounding a pool, it comes with a kitchenette, a bedroom with two comfortable beds and 1.5 baths. Guests enjoy shared access to an outdoor kitchen with a brick pizza oven and propane grill, an outdoor copper soaking tub for relaxing under the stars, a pool, outdoor shower, beach gear and common lounge areas. With the ocean so close, you can even look forward to waking up with the sounds of the waves.

Casa McNeill, El Pescadero Casa McNeill, El Pescadero, Baja California Sur Airbnb
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Casa McNeill, El Pescadero, Baja California Sur Airbnb

Casa McNeill, El Pescadero

This off-grid South Cerritos home is only about 40 minutes from Cabo and an hour from San Jose del Cabo Airport. Its highlights include a gorgeous private infinity pool and stunning ocean views. From the patios on the top floor outdoor deck, you can watch for whales that breach out on the Pacific. Your hosts can also arrange for private chef services, car service, a pack n play, or just about any other request with enough advanced notice. With three bedrooms and plenty of space, it’s ideal for a family or a group of friends traveling together, accommodating up to seven guests.

Calycanto Casita Pescado, Todos Santos Calycanto Casita Pescado, Todos Santos
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Calycanto Casita Pescado, Todos Santos

Calycanto Casita Pescado, Todos Santos

Located in a lush boutique resort community just 700 yards from the Pacific and 2.5 miles from downtown Todos Santos, enjoy beautiful, secluded sands and amazing ocean views at Calycanto Casita Pescado. Richly appointed, it sleeps up to six in two bedrooms and includes a well-equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV, a smart DVD player with Netflix and Wi-Fi. Guests also enjoy access to the pool area which has a large pool and Jacuzzi, grill, outdoor shower, bathroom and palapa for shade.

Beachside Cabana, Todos Santos Rooftop terrace at Beachside Cabana, Todos Santos, Baja California Sur Airbnb
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Rooftop terrace at Beachside Cabana, Todos Santos, Baja California Sur Airbnb

Beachside Cabana, Todos Santos

This two-bedroom cabana sleeps up to five and is perfectly situated for enjoying the ocean and the charms of Todos Santos. Just steps from the beach along a private path, it sits on an organic farm allowing guests to pick their own produce in a unique and peaceful atmosphere. It includes a kitchen/dining area, air conditioning and multiple outdoor spaces for relaxing. The highlight is the ocean, which can be heard 24/7, and the rooftop terrace for watching the amazing sunsets.

Flora Del Mar Casa Panchita, Todos Santos Flora Del Mar Casa Panchita, Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Airbnb
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Flora Del Mar Casa Panchita, Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Airbnb

Flora Del Mar Casa Panchita, Todos Santos

This Todos Santos Airbnb is an hour’s drive from Cabo and just two miles from town near the beach. It offers a stay where you’ll enjoy the songs of the birds and the sounds of the waves crash against the shore instead of the whoops of party crowds. In a nature-filled place where the desert meets the ocean, this colorful and affordable one-bedroom casita comes with a small pool to splash around in, along with high-end amenities like a washer/dryer.

Baja Beach Luxury, Los Cerritos saltwater pool at Baja Beach Luxury, El Cerritos, Baja California Sur Airbnb
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saltwater pool at Baja Beach Luxury, El Cerritos, Baja California Sur Airbnb

Baja Beach Luxury, Los Cerritos

South of Todos Santos, about 45 minutes from Cabo and less than a 10-minute walk from swimming and surfing at popular Cerritos beach, this architecturally-designed home has been featured in Architecture Magazine. Described as a celebration of “architecture meets nature,” you’ll walk through its tall wooden doors to be met with the natural beauty of the land and the ocean. Eco-friendly, it’s powered by solar energy (and a backup generator), offering peace and quiet across a half-acre of land with cactus and desert plant life. Accommodating four guests in two bedrooms, enjoy the private saltwater pool, a full kitchen, 1,000 square feet of outdoor living space, including a 300 square foot rooftop lounge area for soaking up the magnificent ocean views and sunsets.

Beach Casa at Cerritos Beach with Pool and Hot Tubs 1 BR Beach Casa at Cerritos, Baja California Sur Airbnb
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1 BR Beach Casa at Cerritos, Baja California Sur Airbnb

Beach Casa at Cerritos Beach with Pool and Hot Tubs

Located in the Cerritos beach community,  in a new phase of the Villas de Cerritos, this cute casa will put you just a short drive from Cabo and only a 7-minute walk from swimming and surfing in the Pacific. It accommodates up to four in one bedroom with two beds, featuring a fully-stocked outdoor kitchen, Smart TV, beach chairs and an umbrella, games, boogie board, an onsite pool and two hot tubs. The rooftop patio is the perfect place for sipping margaritas while enjoying the fabulous view.

Casa Frida, Todos Santos Casa Frida, Todos Santos
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Casa Frida, Todos Santos

Casa Frida, Todos Santos

Nestled in a tropical oasis, part of a complex filled with lush gardens and fruit trees just minutes from downtown Todos Santos, Casa Frida is a beautiful home with impressive works of art, including framed photos captured by the friendly host/professional photographer. It includes a well-equipped kitchen, a romantic four-poster bed and a deep soaking tub.  You’ll be just a 20-minute walk from the beach, or walk 20 minutes in the other direction to enjoy the delights of downtown. There’s a small pool, lots of dogs to cuddle up with if you’re missing your own, and the host will ensure you have everything you need to make the most of your stay, including insider advice about what to see and do.

Studio at Huerta el Tecolote, Todos Santos Studio at Huerta el Tecolote, Todos Santos, Baja California Sur Airbnb
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Studio at Huerta el Tecolote, Todos Santos, Baja California Sur Airbnb

Studio at Huerta el Tecolote, Todos Santos

Guests can also enjoy a farm stay at this studio that includes access to the entire farm for walking and produce picking. Located just a five-minute drive from the restaurants, cafes and shops in Todos Santos, it sleeps up to three and includes a kitchen and a lovely palapa terrace. The endless golden sands of the beach, often empty here, can be reached just steps away via a private path. It’s so close that you’ll hear the sounds of the waves day and night.

Casa de Ventanas, Pescadero Casa de Ventanas, Pescadero
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Casa de Ventanas, Pescadero

Casa de Ventanas, Pescadero

The “House of Windows” as Casa de Ventanas translates to, feels as if it’s a glasshouse, complete with gorgeous ocean views by day and a star-filled sky at night. Located in a rural neighborhood on San Pedrito in Pescadero, it’s tucked between two world-class surf breaks less than 15 minutes from Todos Santos and 45 minutes to Cabo. The perfect spot for tranquil whale watching in the winter and exceptional sunrises and sunsets all year long, it accommodates up to four guests in two large bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. It also comes with a fully-stocked kitchen, three outdoor showers, beach chairs and umbrellas.

Creative Space Casita 2, Todos Santos Creative Space Casita 2, Todos Santos
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Creative Space Casita 2, Todos Santos

Creative Space Casita 2, Todos Santos

Just four blocks from the center of Todos Santos and a 20-minute walk to the beach, this peaceful one-bedroom casita is a gorgeous space with a palm frond roof. Accommodating up to three, it’s part of a fully enclosed multi-acre garden compound. It includes a private back patio with a hot and cold running shower, ideal for nature lovers. You’ll also have air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a 30-year resident as a host who will point you in the right direction for making the most of your time here.

Panoramic Ocean Views, El Pescadero Infinity pool and ocean view at Pescadero Airbnb
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Infinity pool and ocean view at Pescadero Airbnb

Panoramic Ocean Views, El Pescadero

Located about an hour from Cabo, close to the charming colonial town of Todos Santos and popular Cerritos Beach in El Pescadero, the highlight of this Airbnb is its dazzling panoramic view of the Pacific. The one-bedroom apartment sits on the top floor and comes with huge, private patios for gazing out at the ocean, and whales that frequently pass by during the winter. Guests can also take advantage of the outdoor pool while enjoying plenty of privacy, peace and quiet.

Rony's House, Todos Santos Rony's House, Todos Santos, Baja California Sur Airbnb
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Rony's House, Todos Santos, Baja California Sur Airbnb

Rony's House, Todos Santos

If you’re looking for an authentic experience that will put you in the heart of Todos Santos with its many outstanding restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops, at budget-friendly rates, Rony’s House is the place to book. Just a block from the historic center, it sleeps up to two providing privacy and quiet while being steps away from it all. Even better, your warm and welcoming host will ensure that you enjoy an exceptional stay, complete with lots of helpful insider tips that you can only get from a local, and, maybe a Spanish lesson or two.

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