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Owner

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Estate Guesthouse

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

El Cardonal House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)+optional 2Br/1bath (sleep 12)

Luxury estate on the sandy beach of Punta Pescadero (point of the fisherman) where the sun shines 350 days per year. Enjoy world-class fishing on the Sea of Cortez where the only waves are generated by the wind. No wind and this is like a lake! No swells, no sea sickness, and no long trips in the boat. One to three hours of fishing with pick up on the beach in front of the house at 8 AM is usually enough to catch your dinner! Want fresh fish or lobster caught that morning without you going fishing, just ask and it will be delivered, and even cooked for you if you wish. Add a two-person guitar background to your dinner by the pool and you will truly feel you are in heaven, the hustle of life has been left behind.

Walk the beach for 'miles' without seeing anyone! No one selling anything, just walk and enjoy undisturbed nature at its best.

The house is finished with travertine floors, marble and granite countertops, marble bathrooms, and slate around the pool with palapa bar. The palapa sitting area on the beach is the place to be with a nice book to read. This is the life!

Griselda will be your maid for your entire stay, washing your dishes and clothes while keeping the property immaculate. Jose Maria is the manager of the property who will also be there every day to look after your needs. Jose Maria speaks fluent English, so no need to worry about language. Just relax and let him worry about your activities.

There are two master bedrooms with queen-sized beds. One has its own private bath and the second shares the full bath with the bunk room where four can sleep. Additional sleeping is possible on the couches or pool lounge chairs.

OPTIONAL rental of the lower floor of the main house with the extra 2 bedrooms and kitchen results in beds for 12 people. Inquire about extra costs and your needs.

**NO ONE will be in the 'main house' when you are in the guesthouse and vice versa. I adjust my trips around when there is a guest.

Bring with you: passport, notorized authorization for any minor children not accompanied by both parents, sunscreen, hats, swimsuits, sunglasses, sandals, light windbreaker (December to March only), get international access for your cell phone before leaving, buy your own liquor and food on your drive from the airport. Order fresh tortillas from the village of Cardonal to be delivered daily (Jose Maria, the house manager and your conscierge, arranges). Do not try to import beef or chicken into mexico. If you wish, you can ask to go to Costco on your way to the property and stock up for a long stay.

Enjoy the property and the beauty of Mexico. You will return 'walking slow, thinking slow, and talking slow' guaranteed!

Keywords: house, guesthouse

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I am a dentist, orthodontic educator, and I live to fish, my number 1 hobby. I found this location by being a private pilot, Punta Pescadero has the #1 paved airstrip in Baja outside of controlled airports.

The Owner purchased this house in 1994

Why The Owner chose East Cape

The best fishing in the world, no one selling you anything, the fantastic attitudes of the locals, and of course the airstrip. I do not have a plane anymore, having crashed it in 2001 (no one hurt).

What makes this house unique

Remote elegance and luxury. Whatever you want, just ask and my house manager will make it happen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sept 7-14, 2007: Don, We had a great time. It went so fast though! Jose Maria and Griselda were wonderful, as you said. Jose is a gem.The food in at the little town,Cardonal? On the road, was the best we have ever had.

Snorkeling to the left of the house was the best, so many fish! The fishing was good too, they brought home sea bass, we grilled and it was great. Had lobster too, wow.

We found 2 giant conchs!! They were as big as my head!! I think that was my highlight, so so cool!

Once again,Thank you for letting us stay.
Sep 2007
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)
Estate Guesthouse
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 23 reviews
Bend, Or.
5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

This place is a great place to stay. Very, very clean, maintained daily.

Their is a multitude of things to do in a place away from the crowds.

Don, the owner set us up and told us everything we needed, and what to expect. Jose Maria the manager was awesome, and speaks great English. He also picked us up and returned us to the airport! I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for more of a secluded

non touristy, peaceful vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is my first year sharing this property with others and it has been a pleasure. We do "take care of you", not just expecting a guest to jump off the plane and find the true beauty of Baja, Mexico. I love this part of Mexico and others are now finding the same. Thank you for the nice words.
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O M G Outrageous

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin, anywhere anytime because every moment was great. We were greeted by Jose and he was wonderful. Anything we needed he got., including electricity. Yes the electricity went out but a generator is available if needed. Only out for about 45 minutes. But we just went outside and enjoyed the evening. The house and grounds were spotless. They were there every morning to inspect and work the property. We rented ATV's from Jose brother or brother in law not sure. But it was great. They delivered the Atvs for our 24 hr rental period. The air conditioning in the house rocks but not so much in the little bedroom with the bunk beds. Next time we will rent the entire house. The main house was beautiful as well. The beach has rocks that are buried so wear shoes. Please read all information given to you by the owner it was the best ever. If you are renting a car and driving there GO THE LONG NON SENIC ROUTE it is the best on our vehicle and less bumps. Well worth the price. Oh yeah get a chance to have Jose wife cook for you do it because I don't like Mexican food and I loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Property, Great Staff and Owner

  • 5 of 5

"First Cabin" in all respects. So relaxing and quiet. El Cardonal a special treat for those hankering for the old Mexico.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to Don's guesthouse and loved it both times. The setup of the house is great, just steps out to the pool or beach. The house is spacious and was perfect as I traveled with my wife, parents, and young daughter. We spent our days catching fish from a boat or the beach, riding ATV's, kayaking, and just relaxing in one of the many great places there are to find a little shade from the sun. The beach palapa is the best! We saw dolphins, manta rays, and countless fish as we sat and overlooked the water. Jose Maria is a wonderful host and will make sure you have everything you need and that you have a great time, and Griselda keeps the place spotless. Don is also great to work with, very responsive and informative. Overall just an amazing place free from the hustle and bustle of the tourist cities.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay with amazing views of the ocean and steps to the beach. There are only a few houses nearby so the beach was deserted the whole week we were there. The fishing was amazing as was the kitesurfing. Unless you plan to stay at the house all day we found renting a car useful but beware the road is more of a dirt track. Jose Maria and Griselda were wonderful and it was a treat to have our laundry done each day.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent view, weather, accomodations and comfort

  • 5 of 5

Don - we wanted you to know what a wonderful time we had at your hacienda! Your home is beautiful and the accommodations were excellent. Everything we needed was provided and your property managers Jose Maria and Griselda were very nice and accommodating. We only wish we would have had time to get Jose Maria to play his guitar for us. We sea-kayaked; we had a great dinner in El Cardonal (at Jose Maria's recommendation and he also made our reservation) and saw a HUGE tarantula just walking down our side of the road (after dark) – so my husband stopped and got out to take photos of it; we beach combed – which is some of the best we’ve ever had sans Costa Rica!; watched the sunrises and sunsets from your wonderful place and snorkeled at the pull-off just south of the Punta Pescardero Hotel. It was a quick, but very peaceful 3 days after spending 2 weeks in Cabo. A very nice way to end our vacation. We would recommend to anyone wanting to get away to a relaxing, intimate and safe place. We drove both the 17 k and 11 k roads to your place. The 11 k is about the same time, but is the most direct route - so slow down and be courteous and you won't have any trouble getting there via the beach view drive. Thank you for everything - you left nothing out!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
San Jose Del Cabo (SJD)
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Highway 1
Car: not necessary

Flying Private Airplanes from the Adjacent Paved Private Airstrip, ATV Tours to Waterfalls or on the Beach

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Rates & Availability

El Cardonal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas plus/minus 1week
Dec 18 - Jan 5
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Easter plus/minus 1week
Mar 24 - Apr 7
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$9,000
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

El Cardonal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One bathroom is shared, the other is adjacent to the '1st master' bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms have a queen bed. if you need to accomodate more people, then inquire about the additional 2 bedrooms in the 'main' house, each with queen size beds and shared bathroom. Additional charge applies. , Bunk Beds (2) 3rd bedroom has two bunk beds (total sleep 4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Paved Private Airstrip adjacent to the property for fly-in of private planes, Palapa Bar at the Private Swimming Pool, Additional Freezer, Daily Maid Service, Two Kayaks, telescope for starviewing, Los Cabos Airport (SJD) Pick-up and Drop-off, 22-foot Fishing Panga $200 1/2day, 24-foot Cruiser with Toilet $350 1/2day,$400 full day including All Fishing Equipment but Bait extra $30-40, Day Trips to Los Barriles, Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Jose, La Paz available. We take care of you from arrival to departure. Just ask Jose Maria, the Full-time House Manager and it will be done

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