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#1 CaboDate

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    Posted 09 November 2006 - 12:33 AM

    Hi everyone.. my fiance and I are renting a Villa for our Cabo wedding in Oct. '07. Does anyone have any advice for us?
    Amy & Todd
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    October 20th, 2007

    #2 TammyWright

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    Posted 09 November 2006 - 03:34 AM

    Hi Amy,

    one of our brides recently got married in a private villa...here is her review:

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    Hi all,

    Well I returned last Sunday from 10 wonderful days in Cabo. We had an absolutely wonderful time! So here is my review:

    We got to Cabo five days before any of our guests to relax and honeymoon before the big day. We stayed at the Pueblo Bonita Pacifica not to be confused with Pacifico which is Mexican Beer! On our way to the Hotel the Policia pulled us over for running a stop sign, which is a joke in downtown Cabo, if this happens to you Do not give them your drivers liceance and do not pay them more than 20 us dollars. Of couse we learned this later in the trip and paid to much while the guy was holding our drivers liceance hostage. Then we proceed to the hotel. The pacifica is a 5 star service hotel for a 3 star price. It was so relaxing with all the holistic music playing out by the pool, and the adults only atmosphere was just what we needed, (we have 3 kids). The restaurant was really good even though we had read otherwise. People talk about the pacific side being a no swim beach, but it is so beautiful. Also over by the Sheraton that same week they weren't letting you swim either, so don't let that rule your decision or you may be disappointed. Best meal was at La Freda in the Pueblo Bonita Sunset Beach. Great atmosphere and the food is very good.

    Day six and people begin showing up, we went aroung the night before dropping off gift bags and every hotel was very accomidating on the gifts bag deliveries. Our villa we rented was absolutly wonderful, we had ordered some of the food packages and that worked out well, we didn't have to do any shopping. The boys went fishing 1 day and did well, Checkmate fishing is who they used, they are great work real hard for you. Have # if anyone interested. We all ate at the Gondalrenna, (spelling is wrong) one night really fun place, great food and big quantities.

    Day of the wedding we had (against my better judgement) Suzanne Morels Company come in and give three massages and pedicues plus my hair. Omg, was i impressed and I am a nail tech by trade. They were so professional and gave an awsome massage. Did I say my hair looked awsome too!!! I would highly recomend them!!!! Plus I loved having that all done right before the wedding it kept me from getting nervouse or frantic about the small stuff. Next, we did the Ipod thing for music worked fine,

    Used Bradley Frazier for Photgrapher, he was wonderful, and handed me my Photo CD the very next day. The photos are great, lots of great shots, when you look at them you feel as if you were there in person. Highly recomend him too.

    Then we used Denni's Catering, they to far exceeded my expectations. They set up tables, flower arrangements, and their meal was so good, I can still taste the lobster. They did all clean up and poof were gone. Also had a great bartender with them, he was so friendly.

    Judge Carlos was pretty cute too. He just had a twinkle in his eye! Oh, my planner, this is my only sore spot, well that and the timeshare people and the Policia. She ended up being really nice and.... well she didn't do anything. Secure judge, bring my bouquet and have a blood person in her office for 5 min. Do paper work. If I had anything to do over it would be to get married in the states secretly and not deal with the planners in Cabo. Feels very rip offish. But , in the end it was my vision of what it would be like and it was wonderful. Sorry this is so long. If you have any question just ask me.

    Leigh
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    #3 BVP

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      Posted 12 November 2006 - 12:31 PM

      Check out Casa Contenta http://www.cabocasacontenta.com
      It is a B&B Villa - and gorgeous - located on the outskirts of town on the coridor. It has a fabulous view of Land's End and the ocean.

      They have a good website with lots of pics and video of the property...
      Good Luck :)

      #4 taryn.shorr

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        Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:38 PM

        Hi,

        We are getting married in Oct '08 and are also renting a private villa, but just for the night of the wedding. We haven't decided yet if we are actually going to be married there, or just hold the reception there.

        My fiance and I are "Cabo aficionados," so we are extremely familiar with all of the areas and developments, as well as several rental companies. We HIGHLY recommend Cabo Villas (cabovillas.com)! They rent nightly (many...MOST, actually, rent weekly only), and have a phenomenal website with a gazillion pictures and accurate info on square footage, bedrooms, etc. The biggest pluses with the company are that they also offer several extra services, including masseuses and private chefs (they work exclusively with Denni's, which is fantastic), and many houses come with personal concierges and maids or gardeners. Also, they have excellent customer service and respond very quickly.

        While all of the villas are absolutely stunning, some are much better suited for weddings than others, and also (obviously, I guess) some are completely unsuitable for certain size parties...you don't need 15,000 square feet for 40 people, but you need more than 4,000 for 100. We actually emailed them and they wrote me back suggesting some villas which are more "wedding-friendly." I will look for the email and re-post later on :)

        We chose the private villa option for several reasons: we didn't want to be restricted to certain areas of a resort or have time/noise level restrictions, we wanted to compare caterers and florists, and we thought it would be a nice change of scenery for our guests for one day, as most of them will be staying for 4-5 days.

        I hope this helps. There are a couple of other said-to-be-excellent villa rental sites:

        cabo-rental-villas.com
        villasintl.com
        rentavilla.com (This company will ONLY do weekly rentals though)
        Taryn & Bo
        The Sweetest Day
        10.18.2008

        #5 NABUMBAH

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          Posted 09 December 2006 - 11:07 PM

          my Fi rented a villa for his family to stay in. They found it through ..VRBO® is Vacation Rentals by Owner® Vacation Homes Rentals by Owner

          #6 CaboDate

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            Posted 20 December 2006 - 12:51 AM

            Thanks Everybody..
            Taryn if you find that list of "wedding friendly" villa's.. I'd really appreciate it!Also.. do you think you'll be using a wedding coordinator or just the catering company? We're going with a caterer now.. but I'm concerned I might need more help.
            Amy & Todd
            Cabo San Lucas
            October 20th, 2007

            #7 TammyWright

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            Posted 20 December 2006 - 12:59 AM

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            Thanks Everybody..
            Taryn if you find that list of "wedding friendly" villa's.. I'd really appreciate it!Also.. do you think you'll be using a wedding coordinator or just the catering company? We're going with a caterer now.. but I'm concerned I might need more help.
            who are you using as your caterer? how elaborate of an affair are you envisioning?

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            #8 NYJen

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              Posted 11 June 2007 - 01:20 PM

              Taryn - If you could post that villa list, that would be very helpful.

              I am planning to rent a villa for my April wedding next year. I have been in contact with Cabovillas but have had some problems with them. Not that I'm done with them, just shopping around a little more.

              Since Pedregal has noise restrictions after 10:00PM, we decided to find a villa in the Corridor. The only villa that Cabovillas recommended in the Corrdiro was Villa Vista Ballena. It looks beautiful in the pictures but I would like to look at more than one villa before deciding. There was another posting on here that recommended Cabo San Lucas Villa Rentals and Cabo San Lucas Vacation Rentals. I have an email into them. They seem to have more of a selection in the Corridor area.

              #9 CaboDate

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                Posted 11 June 2007 - 07:37 PM

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                Originally Posted by JenandBrendanWedding
                Taryn - If you could post that villa list, that would be very helpful.

                I am planning to rent a villa for my April wedding next year. I have been in contact with Cabovillas but have had some problems with them. Not that I'm done with them, just shopping around a little more.

                Since Pedregal has noise restrictions after 10:00PM, we decided to find a villa in the Corridor. The only villa that Cabovillas recommended in the Corrdiro was Villa Vista Ballena. It looks beautiful in the pictures but I would like to look at more than one villa before deciding. There was another posting on here that recommended Cabo San Lucas Villa Rentals and Cabo San Lucas Vacation Rentals. I have an email into them. They seem to have more of a selection in the Corridor area.

                Hi..
                We ended up using Sun Cabo to rent our Villa..
                Cabo San Lucas Villa Rentals and Cabo San Lucas Vacation Rentals
                They were quite easy to work with.. and so far everything is going so good..
                I do think Cabo Villas had some employee turnover.. because they just got back to me in the last couple of weeks.. and we booked our Villa MONTHS ago!!
                Let me know if you have any questions.. we're all ready to roll now and just putting the final touches on!
                Good Luck!
                Amy & Todd
                Cabo San Lucas
                October 20th, 2007

                #10 leigh miller

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                  Posted 11 June 2007 - 07:59 PM

                  i shot a wedding here - Villa Maria-Cabo San Lucas Mexico Luxury Villas - last year. it was beautiful. if you want to see the pics from it heres the link to the slideshow - Leigh Miller Photography - everything was really beautiful.




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