“Emblematic of youthful, independent properties with hip, social spaces. SoHo loft meets Baja ranchero style” Travel + Leisure.
“Renegade…think the Ace minus the mob scene and high prices” Remodelista
“Stylishly minimalist" says New York Times
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-Independent travel - Drift San Jose is an alternative to big resorts and package holidays. No expensive services and amenities here - just the essentials - leaving your free to explore the Baja on your own terms.
-Back-to-basics - each one of our eight rooms has its own exterior entrance facing a palm filled courtyard, one queen bed, with 100% raw cotton fitted sheet and duvet (flat sheet on request), quality mattress, writing desk, lockbox, bathroom with hot water and shower, towels and soap.
-Do-it-yourself - make your own coffee in our guest kitchen, enjoy a self-serve beverage poolside.
-Social spaces - meet other travelers on the rooftop deck, hang out on shared patios or by the evening fire.
-Keeping it simple - with a rustic ranch meets industrial loft style - minimal design using lots of concrete and steel.
-Special occasions - bring a group of up to 16 friends - book the entire place!
-Advertised room price includes tax! We are a registered business.
-No children, 18 years plus.
-Minimum stay may be in effect during holiday periods. Listing availability opens three months in advance. Each room is a little bit different and allocated upon arrival - listing number does not coordinate to room number. You can not reserve a specific room. We do not have rooms with two beds.
-We do not accept walk-ins, or take bookings or inquiries by phone or email, AirBNB handles all bookings, change of dates, financial transactions and manages the cancellation and refund policy. We do not offer discounts or accept long term rentals.
-Free wireless internet (high speed fiber optic)
-Guest kitchen with complimentary coffee
-Self-serve snacks and cold beverages
-Free street parking, limited on-site parking
-Snorkel gear, yoga mats and bikes
-Self-serve rooftop laundry ($5 USD per load)
-Air conditioning option ($15 USD per day - sometimes needed July thru Sept)
-Easily make your own changes to your reservation directly thru Airbnb
Interaction with Guests
Someone will be on site between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM to open the gate, give you your keys, show you how everything works and give a few recommendations for places to eat or things to do and see. We do not have a formal reception or concierge, and do not plan transportation or tours. Once you have your keys you are on your own to come and go as you please. Mid-stay room cleaning is available upon request. Fresh towels always available just ask any one of our staff.
Drift San Jose is located in the heart of San Jose del Cabo's Art District, only one block from the cathedral and main plaza. San Jose is a traditional Mexican colonial town - with a contemporary gallery, live music and food scene. Famous for the Thursday night Art Walk and Saturday morning Organic Farmers Market. We are central to the best restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and cafes. A nearby trail follows the estuary and bird sanctuary, ending at the beach approx 20 minutes away.
We are perfectly situated for real Baja adventure. Explore the desert, mountains, ranches and miles of beautiful empty beaches. Popular day trips include the East Cape for surfing (30 min), Santiago for hiking, hot springs and waterfall (45 min) Todos Santos for surfing and great organic food scene (60 min), Cabo Pulmo for world class diving (90 min), Las Ventanas for kite surfing (2 hours) or La Paz to visit the spectacular Balandra Bay or Isla Espiritu Santo for kayaking or swimming with whale sharks (2 hours).
Popular nearby beaches accessible by taxi, car or bus are the beach at Ganzo Beach Club (5 min), La Playita (10 min), Costa Azul for surfing (15 min), Palmilla for swimming or SUP (15 min), Chileno for swimming or snorkeling (20 min), Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas (30 min).
San Jose del Cabo is in the municipality of Los Cabos, 20 minutes south of Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and 30 minutes East of the city of Cabo San Lucas.
-TAXIS can always be found downtown, usually in the main plaza, in front of the Cathedral, 1.5 block from Drift. From the airport there are both Taxis (approx $65) and shuttles (approx $15 per person) available to bring you downtown San Jose. Return fare back to the airport by taxi is approximately $20.
-RENTAL CARS can be found at the airport or or various rental agencies in San Jose. We recommend our guests rent a car or 4x4 if they want to explore the many beaches and sites outside of downtown San Jose. We like National Rental Car (office located two blocks from Drift) and have asked them to offer our guests a special all-in package rate including taxes and insurance if they mention they are staying at Drift. This rate depends on type of car and time of year and we cannot guarantee this rate or offer any other information in regards to renting a car.
-BUSES many of our guests have great luck getting around by the many different buses in and around San Jose. We do not have specific or detailed information, schedules or routes for the buses.
Other Things to Note
CHECK-IN IS BETWEEN 2:00 PM AND 6:00 PM. If you plan to arrive after 6:00 PM special arrangements must be made beforehand by email. If not, there may be no one scheduled on-site to unlock the gate and your reservation will be considered a no show. We cannot accommodate check-in before 2:00 PM or past 10:00 PM.
-No one under 18 years.
-No smoking in rooms.
-Maximum two people per room.
-Only registered guests on property.
Wonderful place to stay!! Great location, close to the town center and really friendly, helpful staff. We loved having conversations with the other guests in the mornings over coffee. Very friendly/relaxed community feel. Everything about the experience was perfect! We enjoyed cooling off in the pool after a long day in the sun, having a beer by the fire pit, or reading/doing yoga on the rooftop patio.
Es un lugar cálido, la atención es como de familia, no hay formalidades y se sustentan en la confianza de las personas. La arquitectura del lugar es de lo mejor, buenas ideas y materiales sencillos. Felicidades!
Awesome, welcoming staff with great recommendations. Drift is the perfect Cabo crash pad, we loved waking up/coming home here every day. Clara is a sweetheart as well! Definitely making a point to return here next time I'm in Baja.
What an awesome place! Staff was friendly, helpful, and very polite. Drift was gorgeous and well placed in the lovely city of San Jose del Cabo. The entire place has a very friendly and welcoming feel to it. We will be back!
The only problem with Drift was that we only booked 3 nights! Everything about the stay was top notch. The staff, especially Angel, are positive & friendly. Owner Stu's taste is impeccable. The decor is gorgeous, everything down to the cups made by local artisans and the pots of cacti. They're on to something here. There are a few little extras you'll discover that make this place special, but I won't spoil it for you. The location is great, the room was high quality and parking is not a problem. The guests were mature and friendly, mostly healthy & respectful young professionals. Thanks Stu, hope to see you again soon!
C'est grâce à la découverte du Drift sur Aibnb que j'ai décidé de m'envoler pour San José Del Cabo dernière minute. Une région qui nous était totalement inconnue pour mon conjoint et moi même. C'est avec stupéfaction que cette énorme porte métallique noir s'est ouverte sur un enclôt d'une architecture contemporaine mais respectant l'âme mexicaine à saveur cowboy. Accueilli par Angel, nous avons suivi son chemin pour y visiter l'endroit et suivre les instructions des lieux. Qui donne juste envies de vivre ces quelques jours avec un respect réciproque de l'autre et des lieux. Cette cuisine commune, ce foyer accueillant, le bassin noir pour s'y rafraîchir, terrasse sur le toit, chambre d'une simplicité agréable tout y était parfait. Ainsi que le quartier en plein centre du milieu historique; galerie, restaurant. Facilité de louer une voiture a deux coins de rue, qui nous a donné accès aux plus belles plage de la basse Californie. Merci à Drift pour les suggestions ainsi que l'accueil et la générosité du café et jus d'orange le matin! Pour bien commencer la journée! Comme la citation partagé par Drift.
Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.
Unquestionably one of the best vacation experiences of my entire life. The atmosphere of Drift--spare, peaceful, welcoming, and open--is reflected in every detail of staying there. The staff is courteous, helpful, and always ready to offer recommendations on how to best explore Baja, but never intrusive. I cannot thank them enough.
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DRIFT is inspired by the idea of independent travel - an alternative to package tourism and all-inclusive resorts. It is for real travelers - our guests prefer a basic do-it-yourself and social atmosphere over expensive luxury amenities and services. Money saved on accommodation can instead be spent on real adventure! We like using Airbnb as our booking engine because it attracts guests who are open to new concepts and experiences in hospitality.
Our staff includes Angel - our check in host, Benito our gardener and Leo the housekeeper.
We have a total of 8 listings at Drift San Jose - all in the same building - if you can't find the dates you are looking for please try another listing. We also have one listing dedicated to renting all 8 rooms for bookings of up to 16 people.