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         We love everything about   As we approached the gated   Those warm unforgettable   Presidente, a single story,
         Mexico. So when we heard   entrance to our idyllic weekend   memories led him to the   spacious 2800-square foot
         about a sleepy Baja beach   hideaway, Sandollar Beach   decision to purchase the land.   all-tiled oceanfront villa that
         town where time practically   Resort, we were captivated by   The stars all seemed to align   can sleep 10 guests. With
         stands still and total relaxation   the sparkling tourmaline waters   and Sandollar became a reality   three bedrooms, two full baths,
         is the game, we were totally in.  of Sea of Cortez and long   John and Claire could now   kitchen, dining room, and living
                                    stretch of white sandy beach   share with friends, family, and   room, the villa is perfect for
         Located on the Eastern side of                       visitors coming to San Felipe
         the Baja Peninsula, San Felipe   fronting the resort.   for peace and relaxation.   a family or friends gathering.
                                                                                         Cozy and comfortably
         is a throwback to days when   John and Claire Trinkle
         Mexican coastal towns were   purchased the property in the   Each of Sandollar’s condos   decorated celebrating the
         mere quaint fishing villages   early 90s and built the vacation   and villas are fully furnished   bright colors of Mexico and the
                                                                                         sea, it’s the perfect place to
         and life was easygoing and   rental boutique resort on a   with beach, nautical, desert,
         carefree. We’d heard about   piece of land with stunning   and golf themes all reflecting   chill and celebrate the slower-
         the destination from friends   ocean views. The resort was   the environs of the area. What   paced Baja, Mexico lifestyle.
         who’d visited several times and   named for the sand dollars that   this means for guests is no   If the villa wasn’t lovely enough,
         we jumped at the chance to   wash up on the beach at low   matter how small or large your   stepping outside is the real
         check it out ourselves. A four-  tide. John chose San Felipe   vacation needs, Sandollar can   showstopper. Three private
         hour drive from San Diego or   to build his boutique resort   accommodate for the perfect   patios surround the villa,
         6-hours from Phoenix makes   because as a child, he fondly   vacation experience.   one with a full bar area, the
         it a perfect long weekend   remembers camping on these   We couldn’t have been   others with stunning ocean
         destination.               Baja beaches with his family.   more comfortable in the El   views. Guests can grill their

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