“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 fitted sheet and duvet, 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 concrete, steel and wood.
-Special occasions - bring a group of up to 16 friends - book the entire place!
-Recently included in Condé Nast list of Favorite Hotels Under £150
-Room price includes taxes.
-Please see house rules before inquiring. Adults only. Minimum stay may be in effect during busy periods.
-Free wireless internet (high speed fiber optic)
-Guest kitchen with complimentary coffee
-Self-serve snacks and beverages
-Snorkel gear, yoga mats and bikes
-Limited on-site parking, free street parking
-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 reservations directly thru Airbnb
Interaction with Guests
We will have someone on site between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM to check you in, give you your keys and answer any questions. We do not have a reception desk or concierge, once you have your keys you are on your own to come and go as you please. Check in after 6:00 PM must be prearranged by email. We cannot accommodate check-ins past 10:00 PM. Rooms cleaned mid stay upon request.
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 Baja adventure. We recommend renting a car or 4x4 to 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 include La Playita (5 min), Costa Azul for surfing (10min), Palmilla for swimming or SUP (15 min), Chileno for swimming or snorkeling (20 min).
-We are located in downtown (or centro) San Jose del Cabo, one block from the main plaza. We are 20 min south of the Los Cabos International Airport (airport code SJD) and 30 minutes East of Cabo San Lucas.
-Getting to downtown San Jose del Cabo from the airport: Both taxis ($65) or shuttles ($15 per person) are available.
-Rental Cars: Rental cars cars can be found at the airport or National has an office nearby in downtown San Jose del Cabo.
-Getting around or back to the airport from downtown San Jose del Cabo: Taxis can be found in the main plaza, in front of the Cathedral, one block away. (Return fare to airport approx $20)
-No one under 18 years old.
-No smoking inside rooms, outside OK.
-Maximum two people per room, each room has one (queen) bed.
-Rooms allocated upon arrival - listing number does not coordinate to room number.
-Paid guests only.
-We do not take bookings or inquiries by phone or email, AirBNB handles all bookings, change of dates, financial transactions and manages the cancellation and refund policy.
First of all, I traveled by myself (early 30s female) and Drift was perfect. Everything about this place was amazing, from the surprise hot chocolate in the morning to my new best friend Clara the dog to the decor. It's super quiet (although I could hear music from a nearby bar each night...but it was actually really nice) but right next to everything in San Jose. And the staff is the absolute best. Stu and his service rocked, and everyone who worked there was super personable and related super well to the type of person who wanted to stay at Drift. Finally, Stu has an awesome reputation in town. I really liked everyone who stayed at Drift too - I got a little stressed out when I went down to the resort area and saw all the supertourists...the Drift and downtown San Jose crowd was a lot more chill. I'd totally come back.
Un gran lugar para hospedarse en San José del Cabo, la ubicación es buena, la atención es excelente, las habitaciones son muy practicas, tiene información básica de los alrededores, es una excelente opción para no gastar de mas en hospedaje.
My husband and I had a wonderful week-long stay at Drift. We were completely comfortable and felt like we were truly coming home after our adventures each day. We met great people also staying there and appreciated Stu and Angel and the rest of the staff's care and attention. The blackboard map in the kitchen with suggestions for restaurants and day trips was super helpful. And we will never forget the desert dog, Clara!! She is pure love and beauty.
Awesome place, impeccably maintained! Angel welcomed us with a tour of the grounds and was a gracious host. Would definitely stay there again!
I'm a hotel manager working in a big resort in Cabo and I needed to get away for a couple of days.
Our stay at Drift was great. We felt at home all the time. Our host Stu and the rest of the staff are fantastic and extremely kind.
We've named DRIFT our home away from home!
DRIFT is a must!
Amazing space, beautifully designed in an excellent location, and the host(s) are fantastic/thoughtful and super interesting. Recommend using Drift as your base and exploring the nearby region with a car rental. 4x4 not completely necessary but next time I'm going for one; some roads are fairly sketchy in a compact car. Cabo Pulmo and Santiago waterfalls are awesome adventures doable in a day. Chileno Bay for easy beach days. Food: there is just too much to say.
Thanks Stu and Angel! We'll be back.
If you're going going to San Jose stay here. This is a beautifully appointed place with a great layout, great courtyard, nice pool.
Stu is a good host, passionate about airbnb.
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DRIFT is a brand based on the idea of independent travel - an alternative to package tourism and all-inclusive resorts. It is for 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 ideas and experiences in hospitality.
You may meet Leo our cleaning lady, Benito our gardener, Angel who helps out during the evening and Jair during the day. Chef Eduardo also pictured here can be booked as guest chef for large groups.
We have 8 rooms, so 8 listings - if you can't find the dates you are looking for please try searching the other listings.