Become a Hotelier in a Surfer's Paradise With This Chic Boutique Property Asking $2.6M

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By Melissa Dalton
Adventure travel meets modern design in this highly rated hotel that just hit the market in San José Del Cabo's Art District.

The Drift San José is located in the laid-back resort town of San José del Cabo on the Southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. The owner purchased the building as an apartment complex in 2012 and transformed it into an eight-room boutique hotel complete with a pool, a roof deck, a food cart, and a popular mezcal bar—all of which are included in the listing for $2,600,000.

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All of the rooms overlook a central courtyard filled with Palm trees.

All of the rooms overlook a central courtyard filled with Palm trees.

The hotel is one block from the town's main plaza and cathedral, and according to the write-up, it "makes the perfect base to dive Cabo Pulmo or surf Cerritos." The owner worked with architect Pablo Torres-Trueba over several years to renovate the property into a clean-lined, modern retreat with a palette of concrete, wood, and steel.

A 270-square-foot guest room includes a poured concrete tub with a rainhead shower.

A 270-square-foot guest room includes a poured concrete tub with a rainhead shower.

A floating concrete bench and inset wall niches adorn a 240-square-foot room.

A floating concrete bench and inset wall niches adorn a 240-square-foot room.

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Some rooms come with hammocks, and there's even a "Hammock Tower" for rooftop lounging.

Some rooms come with hammocks, and there's even a "Hammock Tower" for rooftop lounging.

The sale includes all furnishings.

The sale includes all furnishings.

A 215-square-foot room tucked behind a rolling glass window.

A 215-square-foot room tucked behind a rolling glass window.

A sleek wall-mounted closet and a small desk, both fashioned from steel and wood, save space in a smaller room.

A sleek wall-mounted closet and a small desk, both fashioned from steel and wood, save space in a smaller room.

In addition to the eight rooms, the property hosts numerous on-site amenities. These include a kitchen/coffee bar that can double as a prep area for events or catering, a retail space featuring bespoke Mexico-made crafts, a mezcal bar, a food cart, a VIP lounge with a private entrance, and a private suite.  

The concrete pool and firepit located in the communal courtyard.

The concrete pool and firepit located in the communal courtyard.

The rooftop lounge overlooks the town square, cathedral, and Sierra Laguna Mountains, and is often used for unplugged concerts. The site's zoning allows for the addition of two additional floors, making future development of residential apartments or penthouses possible.

The rooftop lounge overlooks the town square, cathedral, and Sierra Laguna Mountains, and is often used for unplugged concerts. The site's zoning allows for the addition of two additional floors, making future development of residential apartments or penthouses possible.

The food cart specializes in smoked meat sandwiches. It sits on a patio event space that can hold up to 300 people with seating for 80.

The food cart specializes in smoked meat sandwiches. It sits on a patio event space that can hold up to 300 people with seating for 80.

The adjacent mezcal bar serves 20 different varieties of artisanal spirits from around the region, including Baja wines and Mexican microbrews.

The adjacent mezcal bar serves 20 different varieties of artisanal spirits from around the region, including Baja wines and Mexican microbrews.

Miguel Hidalgo (between Obregon and Comonfort), Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo, is now being offered for $2,600,000 by León Sáenz at Last Rock Real Estate.

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