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Casa Cardonal - Magnificent Beachfront Estate W/ Guest Casita

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 6,500 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 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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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in La Paz Municipality, Baja

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • 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
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Casa Cardonal - Magnificent Beachfront Estate W/ Guest Casita
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 38 reviews
5

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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Alberta, Canada
4

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
5

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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Mapleton
5

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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5

Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two weeks and dreaded leaving. Outstanding facility. Responsive hosts. Hope we get to go back.

  • Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and Peaceful Oceanfront House

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days here in January and unfortunately, the weather was extra windy so didn’t get to enjoy the outdoors as much as we would’ve liked to, but regardless it was an amazing house and very well-equipped for our family that ranged in age from 2 to 64. Tons of beach toys. Such a sweet little town, deserted beach. Caretaker and housekeeper very nice and helpful. Can’t wait to go back and thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 2018 - Jun 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$1,185
C$8,295
 
 
Summer
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$1,094
C$7,657
 
 
Fall
Sep 29 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$1,185
C$8,295
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 1 2019
7 night minimum stay
C$10,528
 
 
Wnter
Jan 2 2019 - Feb 28 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$7,657
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2019 - Jun 14 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$8,295
 
 
Summer
Jun 15 2019 - Sep 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$7,657
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2019 - Dec 20 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$8,295
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2019 - Jan 1 2020
7 night minimum stay
C$10,847
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$1,185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$255.22

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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