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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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
- 1 story
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Pets Considered
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Other (See Description)
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)...morecollapse
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
If you have a large group (up to 12), inquire about also renting the downstairs floor of the main house. 2nd full kitchen, luxury accomodations with 2 more bedrooms, large living, formal dining room. Extra charge applies. ...morecollapse
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
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 $20-30, 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...morecollapse
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Heated Pool
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Surf Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
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.
- Guest VAN
- Date of stay 06/01/07
- Review Submitted 12/19/07
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner 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.
GREAT family vacation on the Sea of Cortez!!!
GREAT family vacation on the Sea of Cortez!!!
This was a great stay. Jose Maria and his wife were FABULOUS hosts delivering to our door anything we requested (fresh tortillas, shrimp, lobster, birthday flan, paddle boards, horses and ATVs). The guest house was very clean and comfortably accommodated our family of 6 and we loved the poolside patio/bar-b-que area with a view of the Sea of Cortez!! Don, the owner, was timely in all communication and supplied us with any and all information we could possibly need about the house and surrounding area. Upon his approval, we brought our family pet who enjoyed the kayaking, paddle boarding as much as we did!!! I would recommend this rental to a family looking for a relaxing vacation without the touristy distractions often experienced in Cabo.
- Guest Meg
- Date of stay 04/14/13
- Review Submitted 05/06/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
My family - 2 teenage boys, my husband and I - rented the casita for Spring Break. It was a very livable property. We were extremely comfortable. The view is fabulous. Though the main house is in front of the casita, the casita still has a wonderful view, and the main house serves to block the pool from the wind. It is really a very nice set up. It feels very private. What makes this house so special is the people who take care of the house. Jose Maria and his wife, Griselda, made our vacation immensely better. They don't live on the property, but come by each day. Griselda, in addition to cleaning the house each day, runs a little restaurant in the nearby town of Cardonal. She is a fabulous cook. If we didn't feel like going out to eat, Jose Maria would bring dinner to us. 2 special things to mention: I had a 24 hour flu. Griselda made a wonderful chicken and tortilla soup that soon had me feeling better. Also, I had a birthday while we were there and they brought me the most delicious cake. Jose Maria added so much value to our vacation. He knows everyone locally. We wanted to go ride ATV's, he set us up with brand new ones delivered to the house. He taught our boys how to drive them.They went to see some petroglyphs and had so much fun that we went again on my birthday and rode up to a waterfall. It was great fun. Without Jose Maria, it would not have been as much fun because we wouldn't have known where to go, and we felt very safe with him. He also set us up with someone to go fishing. There are kayaks at the house and we enjoyed paddling them. The water was absolutely flat calm one day and we went out and were soon surrounded by dolphins. I would recommend going out soon after sunrise. The water is calm and, at least in early April, there were dolphins. Nearby restaurants: The hotel has great food, and we didn't think it was unreasonable expensive. Griselda's restaurant in Cardonal is wonderful. Feel free to bring your own beer. In Los Barilles, you absolutely cannot miss eating at Don Crudo's. Rarely have we met anyone with such a passion for, and ability with, food. We ate there 3 times in a row- wonderful restaurant & staff. Finally, the road in deserves a mention. Jose Maria will pick you up at the airport. We followed him to the grocery store and then to the property. The last 10 miles are so, you might think is a horribly scary practical joke. Just stick with it, you'll get used to it. It's actually fun on an ATV!
- Guest Ray
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 04/15/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Great experience for all!
Great experience for all!
My family really enjoyed our stay here. The owner is great with providing information and has everything well set up to make your stay easy and relaxing. The kids loved the pool which is very warm and clean, solar heated and it works really well. The house managers are wonderful people that will take care of your needs and bring you fresh tortillas and other mexican delights. The second and third bedroom are connected but they do have a separate entrance to the main guesthouse. The road is a bit bumpy in and out of town, but you really do not need to use it much and it is not bad if you have driven off the pavement before. We had a great time and plan on returning again!
- Guest Chromenook
- Date of stay 11/17/12
- Review Submitted 11/28/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children.
We had 6 adults and 2 samll children at the property. The property sits right on the beach so we walked down every day. The pool was not heated so that was dissapointing because it was maybe 70 degrees. Griselda and Jose were amazing...great food, good directions for travelling, very friendly. We saw dolphins, manata rays, seals and turtles during our stay. Only heard the whales at night. Enjoyed being out on the water with a fisherman Jose set us up with.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/10/12
- Review Submitted 03/26/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Excellent Place to Stay
Excellent Place to Stay
My husband and myself are also from Kansas and we were with the group of ten that stayed in Mr. McGann's rental house and we had a great time. This was both of our first time fishing exp. of this type and we enjoyed ourselves alot. The caretaker, Jose Maria, and his wife were on top of every thing that we needed. The boat captains were great and had a great deal of patience with us. We had a relaxing time that we both needed, in a beautiful house and a very beautiful setting. With family and friends it was more than we could have hoped for. We want to go again, and if we can, we would love to stay in Mr. McGann's home again and enjoy the great time that we had. Thank you again.
- Guest Twila
- Date of stay 06/22/10
- Review Submitted 07/27/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Excellent Experience !!
Excellent Experience !!
This trip was my 4th to the area, but my first time staying at a rental house, rather than at a resort hotel. I do not plan on visiting another resort hotel after experiencing the wonderful place that Mr. McGann has here to offer. I am from Kansas, and enjoy fishing any place I get a chance to give it a try. The fishing in this area of the Baja can be super. In fact, even on the "off days" it is still such an enjoyable experience that it can become very addictive. I am a perfect example of that, due to the fact that my first trip to the area about 5 years ago, was something I considered to be a "once in a lifetime opportunity" for me. Now, after returning 3 times since, and looking forward to many more in the future, I realize that each one of the trips is, in my opinion, sort of a continuation of that first "once in a lifetime experience". Staying at Casa McGann was so much more to my liking than my previous visits to a resort. I enjoyed the privacy of a home, and the flexibility you have with meal times and fishing times, etc. Jose Maria did an excellent job of helping all 10 of us in my group to have the opportunity for a perfect vacation visit. He listens to each person who has anything to say or to ask about, and then lives up to his word on the subject. He organizes the boats and captains, can set up catered meals, have meals prepared and loaded on the boats if you wish, and even does what he can to help anyone with special requests or special needs. His level of integrity is of the highest imaginable, and his personality makes him a joy to be around. The boat captains he provided us with were first rate as well. They go all out to give you the best fishing experience they can each and every day. Sometimes the ocean is more "giving" than other days, but the efforts of the captains was never lacking a bit. I don't have anything at all to complain about or to wish was different about the trip. It was by far the best of my visits to Baja yet, and I plan on returning to this exact place many times in the coming years. Great job everyone, ...Mr. McGann, Jose, The Captains, and the House Keepers / Cleaners. You all made my experience one I hope to both remember and repeat for many years to come.
- Guest Marlin
- Date of stay 07/22/09
- Review Submitted 07/12/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
My family had the great pleasure of staying in this property during the Christmas 2009/New Years 2010 holidays. We were joined by my two siblings and their families, making 15 of us in all. As a result, we rented both the main house and the guesthouse.Jose Maria and Griselda looked after our every need and were a pleasure to see each day. The house was so spacious and there were many places for groups of kids or adults to congregate, inside and outside. Likewise, if you wanted some quiet time on your own, you could easily sneak off and have that, too.We were spoiled by the five-star luxury of this home. It was a pleasure to spend time in the kitchen, cooking with all the quality pots/pans and utensils which were so clean they looked new. And there was so much of everything! Despite feeding 15 people on a daily basis, we never ran out of dishes, glasses or silverware. (Our favorite cabinet, of course, was the one that housed all the beautiful Mexican margarita glasses!) The stove, the dishwasher, the blender and the huge refrigerator/freezer handled our needs with ease.The sleeping accommodation was also fantastic. Every room, right down to the bunks, had quality mattresses and nice linen and blankets. I also really appreciated that Griselda had made up the two couches in the guesthouse and they were ready to be slept in when we arrived. It worked out great – from adults to kids, we were all very comfortable. We also really enjoyed the fantastic sound system! It was so great to have a number of speakers that you could adjust depending on who was where and how loud or soft they liked their music. The other thing that worked out so well was all the outside space. It didn’t matter if it was windy or even cool because as long as the sun was shining, we had the area between the houses to sun bathe. Having the six chaise lounges was perfect (you felt like you were in a top-notch resort) and they were the favorite destination of my five teen-aged nieces. In fact, everything about the property feels like a top-notch resort! When it came to the building and furnishing, there was no expense spared and great care was taken down to the smallest details. If houses had feelings, this one would have been bursting with pride – for our two weeks, it was filled with 15 enormously happy people who utilized it to the fullest, who loved every minute of being there, sharing such a special place.I would also like to say what a pleas
- Guest Susan J.
- Date of stay 01/25/10
- Review Submitted 01/25/10
Owner response: Susan, The smile on my face is easily as big as the one on the faces of you and your family. This place is just the best I have ever found in the world and the reason I built there. I am happy to share this with others as words like this make sharing a pleasure. Glad you had the best ever!! don
It was the best!
It was the best!
Casa McGann was all it was said to be and then some. The house was very clean and confortable. We had a great time exploring the beaches and outlying areas. Jose Maria and his wife were very helpfull in setting up fishing trips,quad trips and shopping trips. We also had dinner prepared for us at the house,it was heaven! I would strongly recommend renting a car and seeing all there is to see. I plan on going back year after. .
- Guest Ted viva
- Date of stay 08/08/09
- Review Submitted 10/13/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Great week at Punta Pescadora
Great week at Punta Pescadora
The week was great, very nice house and plenty of room for the seven of us. Great Pool ( which is a must), good views, and AC (another must). It was nice to have a washer and dryer to use plus the housekeeper and Jose Maria, the grounds keeper did a great job. Fishing was good with snapper and grouper from the shore and kayaks and Tuna from a charter that picked us up on the beach in front of the house. I would rent again.
- Guest swtexan
- Date of stay 08/01/08
- Review Submitted 08/12/08
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2 night min stay
|Christmas plus/minus 1week
Dec 18 - Jan 5
2 night min stay
|Easter plus/minus 1week
Mar 24 - Apr 7
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$500 deposit at reservation, remains 30 days in advance of arrival
Additional Fees and Taxes:
25% taxes are included. I will have my house manager meet you at the airport to guide you to the house, stopping for supplies at your request along the way.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 1994
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.
Why the Owner Chose Los Barriles:
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).
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Remote elegance and luxury. Whatever you want, just ask and my house manager will make it happen.
- Secondary: (702) 927-0100 (Nevada, USA) cell phone, so you can also send a text message
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The guesthouse and pool
Beach bottom right, main house (old white color), pool, guesthouse, upper left
The airstrip from the air.
Sit under the palapa and enjoy true serenity
Paved 3400' airstrip is adjacent to the property.
Kitchen and dining
Master bed #1
poolside viking bar-b-que for today's catch
guesthouse from another view
pool with bar-b-que and patio dining table. view from palapa bar
Jose Maria, the house manager and your conscierge to all activities.
Punta Pescadero, on the Sea of Cortez (no ocean swells!)
View from boat, main house, car at guesthouse. Optional main bedroom far left
The sandy beach in front of the house
steps to beach from pool, 2 kayaks for your use
Poolside lounging in the shade
Rooster fish are caught in front of the house!
Jose Maria can provide local ambiance by the pool
Launch the 2 (free) kayaks on front of the house, watch the sun rise or fish!
Dining table on front deck (of main house), yes you can use that too.
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