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Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas - Looking for feedback

Discussion in 'Mexico Timesharing' started by Lingber, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Lingber

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    Has anyone been to this property recently? We just received a request confirmation for XMAS week 2019. Wondering what is currently completed and what is expected to be completed by then. Understand the resort is under construction. Looks beautiful on the website but wondering what is really finished?

    Also wondering about the restaurants and food options in the area? Do we need our own transportation? Would you rent a car? Use taxis? Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks :)
     
  2. whitewater

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    I've not stayed but some close friends have. They went March of this year and liked it so much that they are going back again in March.

    Let me know specifically what you have questions about and I'll do my best to get you some answers.

    PS. They fell in love and almost purchased. Once I shared Redweek and VRBO they now just rent and glad they saved $$,$$$.
     
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    following.

    We have an exchange for the Grand Solmar at Land's end for next year. At the time of booking we could have chosen Rancho San Lucas. In the end we decided for the Land's end because we got a 2 bedroom penthouse (sleep 8, 2700 sqf. ) and because the location seems to be better, walking distance to the marina, the Lover's beach and next to the Los Cabos arch. If the resort offers free shuttles to the Rancho, we may go visit it but ONLY if we can avoid a sales presentation.
     
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    We own a PH at GS. You will LOVE it. Enjoy.
     
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    this is what we have on the II confirmation:
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    and
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    Am i right this is a penthouse? From what i read all the penthouses are oceanview and at a high floor
     
  6. PamMo

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    We own several weeks at Grand Solmar, so I don't know how trading into it works (whether or not you get the unit stated on the II confirmation), but you will love the resort! I'm sure the villas in Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas are super luxurious, and the resort will be beautiful when it's finished. BUT, we prefer staying on Solmar Beach at Land's End because we can walk into town.

    All the units at Grand Solmar Land's End have ocean views. Some are ocean front with waves pounding the beach below you, others are farther back, some have oblique ocean views.
     
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    It seems it is a penthouse. My confirmation says UUU2PR and only sleeps 6 total. NICE FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    i am sure both the PH (sleep 8) and the Presidential 2 bedroom (sleep 6) are very nice but i assume they have to honor the sleep 8 on the reservation?
     
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  9. PamMo

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    I think you're right. With occupancy stated as 8, you should be assigned a penthouse suite. If you have your heart set on a PH and/or need bedding for 8, I would make sure to tell them you have 7 or 8 guests so you don't get "down-sized" to a presidential suite.
     
  10. jlp879

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    You are aware that it is under construction, but to get the best updates, I would check recent reviews on both Yelp and TripAdvisor. You can also see recent photos, which give you an idea of the state and extent of the construction. My understanding is that about only 1/3 of the resort is currently built out and construction is on a five year plan. Things move slowly in Mexico. The rooms look drop dead gorgeous, but the resort grounds look sparsely completed.

    Read the reviews and see if you are okay with the cab rides to town, shuttle to Land's End and the one restaurant at Rancho San Lucas, Antica, being available to eat at.

    Only you know what you like to do on vacation. If your trip involves many area activities, you will likely be better off with a car. If you plan on lounging poolside and eating in, you can do without a car. Your food options in Cabo are unlimited, but at Rancho San Lucas itself, it seems only the pool bar and grill and a fine dining restaurant, Antica, are the current options.
     
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    I have been watching the Tripadvisor reports. It sounds like the lagoon area and pools are set up well now. Driving in Cabo is pretty easy. We are here now. We arranged last minute to rent a car in town from Hertz for four days for only $145 total including insurance during New year's week .the key to getting a decent rate is using a credit card that covers damage and theft insurance, then just paying liability insurance for Mexico (about $13 a day currently). The resort looks fantastic. We are at hacienda del Mar this year, and have been driving all around. GS Rancho is a bit far out, but a car can make the difference. There is ample parking in town at the paraiso mall.
     
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    Yes should be a penthouse. ENJOY. The MBR in those units has sliding doors at the corner that open. Its fantastic.
     

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