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Casa Cardonal - Magnificent Beachfront Estate W/ Guest Casita

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,500 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

Located beachfront on Mexico's tranquil Sea of Cortez, Casa Cardonal is an exquisite private estate with a pristine sandy beach, swimmable water, infinity pool, Jacuzzi and extensive outdoor seating and dining areas. Our guests enjoy world-class fishing, kayaking and ATV exploration in and around the casual fishing village of El Cardonal.

This private one acre compound, built in 2005, and is available for rental by the day (4 night minimum), week, or month.

The Casa its 4,000 square feet of dramatically open space provides spectacular views of the water and room for entertaining a crowd. The Casa includes all the modern amenities including satellite TV, a built-in stereo system, wireless internet, and a “state of the art” kitchen with wine coolers, warming drawers, 6-burner gas range, and microwave.

The 2,000 sq. ft. Casita (guest house) offers a full kitchen, living area with fireplace, and two bedrooms with en suite baths, sleeping up to 6 additional guests.

In addition to the estate itself, what sets Casa Cardonal apart is the staff that we have to serve you. Octavio will provide your transportation to and from the airport and offers numerous excursions to anywhere you might want to go in the Baja area. He also offers guided ATV tours that allow you to go much farther than you might on your own, including a trip up the arroyo to see the ancient petroglyphs.

Francesca provides catering services and makes amazing meals including all of the bounty of the sea, delicious steak dinners and, of course, traditional Mexican fare.

Mino is your onsite caretaker and the boat captain for the Casa's 25ft fishing panga. He is at your service to take you fishing, golfing (25 minute boat ride), on an ecotour to the area's best snorkeling or to Isla Cerralvo (a pristine uninhabited island with amazing shells, turtle nests and sandy beaches). Mino is an excellent fisherman. He won the Los Barriles Dorado Fishing Derby in 2005 and helped one of our guests land a 550 pound black marlin in September of 2010. It is one thing to hook a fish like this; it is another to get it into a 25ft panga!

We provide a concierge (Hector and Kathinka) to show you around the place and explain the features of the Casa and the area. Their job is to help you plan your vacation and arrange anything you need. Maria Luisa is your housekeeper and will arrive each day to make the beds, wash the dishes, and do whatever laundry you want done. You will want to stay forever!

Explore the East Cape of Baja and complete your escape to Old Mexico in the casual luxury and idyllic setting of Casa Cardonal where 'Mi casa es su casa!'

More Details

Property Manager
Mike Hall
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2018

About Mike Hall

We built Casa Cardonal as a family retreat. We are always happy to chat with potential guests and answer any questions you may have. We make every effort to offer the highest quality vacation services; but don't ask us, take a look at our guest testimonials here and at our site.

We look forward to your feedback after visiting Casa Cardonal.

Co-Owners: Mike & Becky Hall

Mike Hall purchased this estate in 2005

Why Mike Hall chose La Paz Municipality

This may well be the most comfortable Casa available for rent in the entire baja.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Casa Cardonal is a brand new property being offered for vacation rental for the first time in 2007.

We look forward to your visit and your comments!
Dec 2006
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in La Paz Municipality, Baja

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Casa Master #1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Full Bath with walk-in Closet
    Casa Master #2 - toilet , shower
    Casa Bedroom #3 - toilet , shower
    Casa 1/2 bath #4 - toilet
    Casita Master #1 - toilet , shower
    Casita Bedroom #2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Casa Master # 1 - 1 king , Master opens to pool and pallapa
    Casa Master # 2 - 1 king
    Casa Bedroom # 3 - 2 queen , Child crib available
    Casita Master # 4 - 1 double
    Casita Bedroom # 5 - 2 double
    Air Beds - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The Casa has two Queen size 36' high air beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • porch/lanai ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Casa Cardonal - Magnificent Beachfront Estate W/ Guest Casita
average rating of 4.948718 based on 40 reviews

Can't wait to go back!! The property is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cardonal is spacious and beautiful. The design of the casa is perfect for a large group with plenty of cozy spaces for playing board games or reading. The casa was bright and very inviting with a large covered patio that looks out onto the pool and Sea of Cortez. The stone and tile work inside and out is incredible. It is a very beautiful setting and made for a relaxing and perfect vacation.

We enjoyed playing shuffleboard, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, and relaxing in the hot tub. They are plenty of activities for all ages and is also a great place to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery. We were very fortunate to be able to watch whales breaching, flying rays as we kayaked, and to have dolphins swim along the side of our fishing boat. This vacation was truly a wonderful experience for our family.

The management company and the support staff were friendly and responsive to our questions and went out of their way to welcome us and to ensure we had everything we needed. Maria and Francesca made excellent meals upon request and taught us how to make homemade tortillas. The food they prepared was delicious!

We enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to go back. We highly recommend Casa Cardonal and plan on returning in the future.

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. So glad you had the chance to see the Casa.
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect vacation. Not a cloud in the sky. Wonderful town, people, food, and tons of activities for the whole family. Kayaking, paddle boarding, ping pong, shuffle board, pool, snorkeling, ATVs etc

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shelton, WA

Vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cardinal is a dream!!! From the moment our group drove up to the front doors, we all fell in love with the Casa and El Cardonal. The home will not disappoint! The 5 bedrooms and baths was a perfect fit for us allowing us all room and comfort to kick have and enjoy and soak in the home and the culture of the area. The laid back atmosphere was so welcome and inviting. We spent our time relaxing by the pool, swimming in the sea, kayaking, paddle boarding, beach combing, snorkeling, whale, dolphin and mantaray watching. We ate in at the Casa several times and enjoyed the cooking of Francesca and Maria, but also went to some of the local restaurants (2 restaurants and one bar/pizza establishment) and thoroughly loved that as well. It is so friendly, safe and inviting that we all just settled right in and felt so welcome and comfortable the entire time. Mino is a wonderful on-site caretaker and looked after our needs attentively, but never felt intrusive in any way. This experience deserves 10 stars, not just 5! The only suggestion we have to pass on is that if you're interested in viewing the sites or attractions through binoculars, you may want to consider bringing a pair of your own. The ones at the Casa were difficult to use affectively.

Our group of 5 couples hopes to return again one day - we're already talking about 'next time'...

  • Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alberta, Canada

Wonderful Casa!!

  • 4 of 5

Had a very lovely week of rest and relaxation at Casa Cardonal. Ocean waters were beautiful and full of marine life. The support of Mino and Maria was amazing. We would highly recommend this place to large families for a great stay.

  • Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missoula, Montana

Fabulous in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We truly had a wonderful trip. The house is just amazing and the food/help was exceptional. The owner and staff really go out of your way to make things special. We traveled with young kids and adult friends. It was perfect for all ages. I cannot say enough good things about the accommodations and people helping out to make our vacation relaxing and fun!

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The PERFECT Family Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 5 kids (ages 1-9) as well as their cousins (2 more adults + 6 kids) all stayed for a week in February. The vacation was fantastic. We travel all over the world, and this is one of the few experiences that EXCEEDED our expectations going in, which is a truly rare occurrence.

First, here's what's great - the house is much larger than the pictures show. Our group all fit with ease and in beds (granted some small kids were sharing queen beds). The outdoor space is fantastic. Huge covered space in addition to uncovered space. There was nothing as exquisite as standing at the massive back doors wide open letting the ocean breeze hit you and seeing the waves crash against the beach mere feet away. We had all meals catered which was fantastic and made the experience easier and more enjoyable.

Now - some practical advice - everything costs more than you think. Catering is expensive if you do it frequently. We negotiated a discount (because so many of our group are small children) and a week's meals still cost $2,000. But in my opinion, it's still totally worth it. Maria and Francesca are extremely nice! Transportation to/from the airport is also expensive. I recommend renting a car (we did) because you may want the freedom of movement while you're there. There is a vehicle on the property for guests to use, but it can't be taken far. Fishing costs a not-insignificant sum. We went in February (because we live where it's freezing cold in the Winter and we have to escape). It is very windy at this time of year to the point we could not take the boat out. Just keep this in mind. If you want to rent ATVs (a lot of fun on the beach), talk to Maria - her son will rent them to you through his company for much less than the Property Management company. There is a TINY grocery store nearby, but if you want anything resembling what you will need for meals, it is 30 minutes away in Los Barriles. Wasn't an issue for us since our meals were catered, but plan accordingly.

Lastly, neither the chefs nor the onsite caretaker speak any English. In a world with Google Translate, that's probably okay, but it really helped a ton that I speak Spanish. If you have even rudimentary Spanish abilities, it will help you!

In sum, this place is awesome. The people who work there are awesome and friendly. The property management company is very helpful and will answer any questions you have. We recommend this place to anyone and everyone!

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
SJD Los Cabos Mexico International Airport
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Cabo or La Paz
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Three restaurants in Cardonal
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Casa is on the beach
Car: not necessary

ATV rentals, 6 kayaks, 3 Stand-up Paddle Boards


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in La Paz Municipality, Baja

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 1 2019
7 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2019 - Feb 28 2019
4 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2019 - Jun 14 2019
4 night minimum stay
Jun 15 2019 - Sep 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2019 - Dec 20 2019
4 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2019 - Jan 1 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$263.68

Cancellation: Deposit and Balance due at 90 days are non-refundable.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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