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Jewel of Cabo Pulmo - Charming, Hand-Crafted Vacation Home

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Welcome to the Jewel of Cabo Pulmo. Front veranda, dining area and sky chairs, great for bird watching Take a snooze in the hammock. The kitchen opens up onto the veranda for open-air dining and entertaining. The kitchen area from indoors. Open floor plan living area. The sofa folds out to a futon-bed. Queen bed in master bedroom Second bedroom is in the separate casita, behind the main house. Queen bed in casita - the second bedroom. The casita with the second bedroom also has a kitchenette and full bathroom. Rooftop porch overlooking Sea of Cortez Walkway to main house A garden path. This one leads to the casita. Nearest beach, 2 minute walk from the house Excellent snorkeling beach, a 10-minute drive from Cabo Pulmo Meet Zebro, the male Gila Woodpecker. Note his stripes. Cran the Cardinal Annie, the female Cardinal, Cran's mate. Dan, the Costa Hummingbird, feeds at the Fairy Duster Flit, the Xanthus hummingbird, stretches out Pig, the White Winged Dove, hogs the bird feeder. Garden path by the bird feeder Western hills...hiking trails

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Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cabo Pulmo house description

The Jewel of Cabo Pulmo is a one-of-a-kind, hand-built and hand-crafted home that features beautiful Mexican tiles and bright colors throughout. It captures the free spirit of Mexico, and the laid-back comfort of Latin America.

There are 3 ways to enjoy this beautiful property:
1) Rent the main house - sleeps up to 4
2) Rent the garden house - sleeps 2
3) Rent both - sleeps up to 6

- The main house has a queen bed in the master bedroom, and full bathroom.
- A fold-out futon in the living area accommodates 1 adult or 2 small children. A cot is also available.
- The second bedroom with a queen bed and bath are in the Garden House (or 'casita')

House amenities include:
- A comfortable, well-equipped chef's kitchen with gas range and oven, coffee maker, blender, refrigerator, and everything you need to prepare and share wonderful meals.
- A gas fired grill
- Two dining areas: one indoors, one outdoors
- A stereo system that accommodates your iPod
- Speakers indoors and on veranda
- A TV set for watching DVDs
- A library of movies and TV shows
- A satellite system for internet access (for web browsing and email, not sufficient for streaming or large files)
- The house is entirely solar powered, and has ample power for most everything - except electric hair dryers...
- Beach gear (cooler, towels, boogie boards, some snorkel equipment, and beach toys)
- Ceiling fans throughout

The second bedroom is in the Garden House.
- Located just a few steps away from the main house.
- Separate and private, with a queen bed, full bathroom and porch.
- Kitchenette with stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, everything you need for meal preparation
- Beautiful garden view.
- You may rent the Garden House as part of the main house or separately.

This is a large, private property, located in the center of the small resort village of Cabo Pulmo, just steps away from the dive shop, the beach, and all the restaurants.

The nearest beach is a calm one, quite suitable for children and marvelous for a dip at the beginning or the end of the day. It is only a 2-minute walk from the house. There are numerous other beaches within a short drive north or south of Cabo Pulmo.

The house is surrounded by a half-acre garden that offers privacy, beautiful views and abundant birds and wildlife. A solid, 6 foot privacy fence encloses the house and garden.

There is internet at the house suitable for email and surfing the web, a great sound system, and a library of DVD's.

The best way to check availability is by dropping us an email. We'll reply as soon as possible! We're also available by phone. We'd love a chance to chat with you about the property, Cabo Pulmo, and Baja in general.

We welcome you to our one-of-a-kind gem, hidden away in a little corner of Mexico.

Cheers,
Scott & Janning Kennedy

P.S. A hearty 'thank you' to Bruce Lyon, who visited with his family in 2013, for the beautiful bird photos he allowed us to use!

Keywords: House, casita, villa

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Smoking Allowed:

            On outside patios and veranda only. No smoking indoors or in bedroooms, please....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Small, well behaved dogs allowed....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (2) One in main house, one in casita. Both with luxury 100% cotton sheets., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Full-size futon in living area of main house. Luxury cot available for either main house or casita....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Beautifully equipped, including attractive tableware and sharp knives. Detergent, paper goods, plastic goods, and basic spices provided....moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Available for stays 2 weeks or longer....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            100% cotton, luxury quality...moreless

          • Covered Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

          Entertainment

          • Music Library:

            Stereo with indoor/outdoor speakers. Remember to bring your favorite cd's....moreless

          • CD Player
          • Video Library
          • VCR
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player

          Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Hughes satellite system, in main house & casita...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    The pool at the Cabo Pulmo Dive Center is open to all residents and guests....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    Roof-top with umbrella, seating, and outstanding views of the ocean and nearby hills....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Beautiful veranda surrounds 3 sides of the house, for open air dining and living...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        Beautiful, wide view of Sea of Cortez & mountains from roof-top patio. Star gazing at night is spectacular. ...moreless

                      Car

                          • Recommended

                          Activities

                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Surfing
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Sailing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Hiking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Boating
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Whale Watching
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Walking
                          • Horseback Riding

                          Other Activities

                              • This beautiful, half-acre property boasts a delightful garden of native & tropical plants; bird-watching is superb right from the porch. Restaurants & activity centers are 1 to 2 minutes walking distance. World-class deep sea fishing available outside the Marine Reserve, just a short drive away. The Cabo Pulmo Marine Sanctuary is a world-class preserve that has rebounded spectacularly in the past 10 years. Diving and snorkeling are excellent, as is surfing, beach combing and hiking in the surrounding hills. Cabo Pulmo is known for it's quiet, laid-back, relaxing lifestyle. ...moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Truly a Jewel

                                Truly a Jewel

                                • Guest Brian N.
                                • Date of stay 03/01/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/13/14
                                My wife and I recently had a 3 night stay in the villa and truly loved the experience. The owners were prompt with e-mail responces and even a phone call during the booking process. Booking was simple and clean and Jannings information package supplied with the contract was great. Directions were exact and very helpful. Quite the experience living for a few days of the grid but once we settled in it really was not an isssue. The villa was equipped with everything you need. We would highly recomend this villa for anyone who wants a unique experience in the Cabo Pulmo area

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                              • Fantastic romantic getaway!!

                                Fantastic romantic getaway!!

                                • Guest SeanG (San Anselmo, CA)
                                • Date of stay 11/02/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/27/13
                                My husband and I stayed at the Jewel in early November. What a fantastic place! The pictures do not do it justice. The property is directly across from El Caballero with privacy assured through a tall concrete fence surrounding the property. The owners and property managers clearly meticulously care for the house with attention to every detail. It was immaculate when we arrived which can be tough in an open air location such as this. The beach is a 2-3 minute walk with everything in this small town accessible by foot. Better yet, after I left my snorkeling gear behind accidentally, Karl and Kimmie made sure it got back to us in CA which is no small feat from such a remote location. The rooftop deck is unbelievable for sunrises and sunsets. If you are looking for a romantic place to get away from it all, this is it! But you better hurry before real estate begins to develop here for real. I only hope the road is never paved so it will keep Cabo Pulmo as pristine and secluded as it remains today. We did not miss phone service or electricity other than solar one bit.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                              • Jewel of Cabo Pulmo

                                Jewel of Cabo Pulmo

                                • Guest Jerry (Cardiff, Ca)
                                • Date of stay 10/08/11
                                • Review Submitted 10/15/11
                                Thank you for letting us stay at the "Jewel". We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back. The House and the Casita are beautiful and well maintained.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                                • Guest julie morgan1 (Boise, ID)
                                • Date of stay 07/07/09
                                • Review Submitted 07/07/09
                                My sister, niece (9 years old) friend, her two daughters (10 & 12) and I spent an amazing week at The Jewel of Cabo Pulmo in early June. Since our return, we have all commented how much we are dying to return - both to the Jewel and the Cabo Pulmo wonders. Where to start...?? Karl and Kimmie, the very kind and helpful hosts, went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant. The home and casita are, as many others have commented, far more beautiful than the photos can portray. The garden is so lovely. We saw at least 25 new species of birds while in the area, and about 20 of them were right in the yard! Waking up to to sounds of exotic birds was like being in another world. We had amazing snorkeling experiences both from shore (Mermaid and Arbolitos beaches) and from the boats. We did boat tours with Cabo Pulmo Divers (Pepe) and Eco Tours (Juan, Javier & Daniel). Both tours were wonderful, as were all of the owners/employees involved in both companies. We snorkeled at an amazing reef - the best coral & fish I've ever seen. We also swam with sea lions! On both tours, all of the guests were longing to see whale sharks, and the captians did their best to find them (one had been seen a couple of days prior to our arrival). No luck for us this trip. But, hopefully next time!! We also swam with HUGE schools of BIG fish, and a big school of bat rays, as well. Just amazing. Both tours hit the same areas. Had we been SCUBA divers, we would have gone with Janning's suggestion and used Cabo Pulmo Dive Center. We also loved walking the short path to the close beach for swimming. One of the most special things about Cabo Pulmo is how tiny the town is and how friendly the locals are. We felt very much a part of the town quite quickly. You can definitely walk everywhere. We even got invited to play in a volleyball game - Local Gringas (+ toursist) vs. Local Mexican women. We lost terribly, but it was so much fun! Oh, and, yes, the waterfall near Santiago is very worth the drive. I agree with the other guests who commented about how safe they felt in Cabo Pulmo. What more can I say? It's pure paradise. We can't wait to return!

                                Owner response: Julie asked me to add a correction that the enjoyable boat tour with Cabo Pulmo Divers was with "Paco." The name she used above is incorrect. -Janning

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                                • Guest Clark Coler (Seattle, WA)
                                • Date of stay 01/13/09
                                • Review Submitted 01/13/09
                                My wife and I, and our two young children, enjoyed a beautiful and tranquil week at this remarkable home in Cabo Pulmo. The photos don't do justice to the natural beauty and architectural charm of this home and surrounding gardens. The community is well off the beaten path, ideal for anyone wanting a quiet week, free of tourist influences. Facinating granite rock formations nearby beg to be climbed and the snorkeling near Los Frailes beach is amazing. My 7 year old enjoyed a swim with the sea lions there. We highly recommend that day trip to the beautiful waterfall in the foothills of the mountian range near Santiago. The terrain and botany of this part of Baja is very distinctive, adding to the allure of being far from home (especially when home is wet Seattle). Karl and Kimmie are your caretakers and you couldn't be in more capable hands. Immmagine quiet desert nights illuminated by the glow of many lanterns around the veranda, under a star-filled sky, dining on fish caught hours earlier. The week left an indelible memory of a desert paradise. We will certainly be back.

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                                • Guest Shawn and Dennis Choate (Oakdale, CA)
                                • Date of stay 12/04/08
                                • Review Submitted 12/04/08
                                After a whirlwind visit to Cabo San Lucas over Thanksgiving with it's crowds,noise, and never-ending construction, we stopped at Wal-mart for groceries and headed for the peaceful town of Cabo Pulmo!!! As luck should have it, we had reserved the "Jewel of Cabo Pulmo." However,the name does not do it justice...It really should just be called " A Piece of Heaven!":+) My husband and I had found the perfect place to reconnect,laugh,relax, eat, drink margaritas (or sip tequila!)amongst the beauty and charm of this wonderful property. The owners and caretakers have literally committed to the phrase, "Mi Casa es Su Casa." The beds and linens were to die for, the gardens with all the butterfilies were stunning,and the people we met were fantastic! The really cool thing about this place is that there are little restruants, the Marin Reserve, water activities, and NICE people all at your doorstep - no need to get in the car and drive unless you really want to! I also agree with all the other posts from women about feeling VERY safe at Cabo Pulmo. We LOVED the outdoor shower and at night, our sleep was deep and peaceful..probably due to the warm breezes and the sounds of the ocean across the street! The Jewell of Cabo Pulmo is a destination everyone should visit in their lifetime. It is a true refection of the beauty and hospitality of Mexico and it's people. Now, if only I could win the lottery so I can go back sooner..:+)

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                                • Guest Kelly and Marcus (Montana)
                                • Date of stay 11/12/08
                                • Review Submitted 11/12/08
                                What an amazing place! We were looking for a little sunshine fix before settling in for a long Montana winter and this was the absolute perfect place to find it. We stayed for nearly a full week - snorkeled nearly every day at the deserted Mermaid Beach, bought fresh red snapper from the fisherman at Los Frailes, cooked delicious dinners in the bright kitchen, watched stars from the rooftop deck, woke every day in a beautiful bedroom to birds chirping - it was total paradise! The house felt like home immediately and had everything you could possibly want. Karl and Kimmy, the local hosts, were very welcoming and friendly. We would highly recommend this as a great place for couples, families or a group of friends looking to spend some quality time together in a beautiful place off the beaten track.

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                                • Guest Lisa Warns (Pacifica, CA)
                                • Date of stay 11/12/08
                                • Review Submitted 11/12/08
                                The Jewel of Cabo Pulmo was the perfect place to get away from it all. We loved the house and the garden. Also the kitchen was well-stocked with cooking utensils so we were able to cook our own meals. This place is the perfect retreat from hectic modern society. No phones, no TV, limited Internet access. You are away from it all. Cabo Pulmo is so relaxing - it is so different from the party atmosphere of Cabo San Lucas. One tip: be sure to rent a 4WD to get to Cabo Pulmo. Loved it, can't wait to go back!

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                                • Guest Barbara and friends2 (Whitefish Montana)
                                • Date of stay 11/11/08
                                • Review Submitted 11/11/08
                                Myself and 3 friends rented the "Jewel" over Halloween week. The house and casita are more charming than the photos show. So many artistic details,kitchen amenities more than complete. Managers Karl and Kim available and informative. Really felt safe-even the water! Beautiful garden. A suggestion-do not dive with Cabo Pulmo divers, I got very ill,probably CO2 in my air. The diving and snorkeling good though. We even got to see baby turtles released into the sea!!

                                Owner response: Note - There are 2 dive shops with very similar names in Cabo Pulmo. We recommend "Cabo Pulmo Dive Shop" (located in the same building as the Coral Reef Restaurant). It is a different business from the one mentioned by Barbara above.

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                                • Guest Benjie Kent (Kansas City, Missouri)
                                • Date of stay 10/22/08
                                • Review Submitted 10/22/08
                                My wife and I stayed at The Jewel of Cabo Pulmo from October 13 to 20, 2008 for our honeymoon. We found the house and it's surroundings to be better than we had ever hoped for. The glass windows were so clean that we felt as though there was no glass panes in the window frames! Everything worked in the house. Even though the house is on the main street/road thru town we felt as though we were in the middle of no where, which is what we were looking to experience. We stopped in San Jose Cabo to buy groceries and did little eating out. The kitchen really did have everything we needed to prepare wonderful meals. Before going but after reading about the house on the VRBO website we thot we would spend lot's of time on the roof top deck, but the covered, main level, porch is where we spent most of our time. And the roof top deck was great! We drove to a wonderful little lost waterfall with an equally wonderful swimming hole about 60 km's from the house near Santiago. We highly recommend the waterfall. The waterfall is not actually 'lost' as the land owner charges $6 usd per head to access it. It's worth more than that! We drove our rental Jeep on the beach everyday. We hardly ever saw anyone when driving or sitting on the beaches south of town. We felt safe every place in and around Cabo Pulmo, which was important to my wife, as she had never traveled outside of the USA. We will go back!

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              High season, 1 bdrm
                              Dec 28 - Apr 30, 2014
                              1 night min stay
                              $165
                              My Standard Rate
                              1 night min stay
                              $145

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Pet Fee $25
                              • Taxes Included

                              Notes:

                              VRBO quote applies to 1 bedroom only! For rates for 2 bedrooms (main house and Garden Casita), contact owner.

                              $200.00 security deposit *authorization* on credit card required. Not deducted unless there is a problem.

                              Cleaning fee $50 applies to stays of 1 or 2 nights.

                              Futon or cot set-up fee $15.00 each.

                              10% discount for stays of 10 nights or more.

                              Contact owner to confirm VRBO price quotation!

                              For reservations > 30 days in advance, 50% due at booking, 50% due 30 days before arrival.

                              For reservations < 30 days in advance, total rent is due at booking.

                              Major credit cards (VISA, MC, Discover) and PayPal accepted.

                              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


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                              Last updated: 04/20/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Beach: Right by the house at 100 Metres
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Across the street at 25 Metres
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2006

                              About the owner: My husband and I both work in agriculture. He is involved with vegetable seed production and I with organic certification. We raised our family Monterey/Salinas area of California, and currently live and work in Chile.

                              Why the Owner Chose Cabo Pulmo:
                              You have to see it to believe how special this place is. It is the most appealing, most comfortable place we've ever been. There's world-class surfing for my husband and a huge, beautiful, native garden for me. It's everything we could want. The house is both artful and designed for comfort. It's like living outdoors, only with all the comforts of a modern home. It's simply perfect.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              We both love Mexico, especially the Baja, for its wonderful people, warm oceans and beautiful landscapes. When we crest the hill overlooking Cabo Pulmo we are looking down on our dream home. As we enter the property, we let go of pressures and stress, take a deep breath, and just relax. It is the perfect home: beautiful but unpretentious, warm, unique, and inviting. We love sitting on the porch and identifying birds and wildlife in the garden, and going up to the roof to watch the brilliant stars at night. We think you'll find it one of your favorite places on earth, and want to return again and again, just like we do.


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                              Photos

                              • Welcome to the Jewel of Cabo Pulmo.

                                Welcome to the Jewel of Cabo Pulmo.

                              • Take a snooze in the hammock.

                                Take a snooze in the hammock.

                              • The kitchen area from indoors.

                                The kitchen area from indoors.

                              • Queen bed in master bedroom

                                Queen bed in master bedroom

                              • Queen bed in casita - the second bedroom.

                                Queen bed in casita - the second bedroom.

                              • Rooftop porch overlooking Sea of Cortez

                                Rooftop porch overlooking Sea of Cortez

                              • A garden path. This one leads to the casita.

                                A garden path. This one leads to the casita.

                              • Excellent snorkeling beach, a 10-minute drive from Cabo Pulmo

                                Excellent snorkeling beach, a 10-minute drive from Cabo Pulmo

                              • Cran the Cardinal

                                Cran the Cardinal

                              • Dan, the Costa Hummingbird, feeds at the Fairy Duster

                                Dan, the Costa Hummingbird, feeds at the Fairy Duster

                              • Pig, the White Winged Dove, hogs the bird feeder.

                                Pig, the White Winged Dove, hogs the bird feeder.

                              • Western hills...hiking trails

                                Western hills...hiking trails

                              • Front veranda, dining area and sky chairs, great for bird watching

                                Front veranda, dining area and sky chairs, great for bird watching

                              • The kitchen opens up onto the veranda for open-air dining and entertaining.

                                The kitchen opens up onto the veranda for open-air dining and entertaining.

                              • Open floor plan living area. The sofa folds out to a futon-bed.

                                Open floor plan living area. The sofa folds out to a futon-bed.

                              • Second bedroom is in the separate casita, behind the main house.

                                Second bedroom is in the separate casita, behind the main house.

                              • The casita with the second bedroom also has a kitchenette and full bathroom.

                                The casita with the second bedroom also has a kitchenette and full bathroom.

                              • Walkway to main house

                                Walkway to main house

                              • Nearest beach, 2 minute walk from the house

                                Nearest beach, 2 minute walk from the house

                              • Meet Zebro, the male Gila Woodpecker. Note his stripes.

                                Meet Zebro, the male Gila Woodpecker. Note his stripes.

                              • Annie, the female Cardinal, Cran's mate.

                                Annie, the female Cardinal, Cran's mate.

                              • Flit, the Xanthus hummingbird, stretches out

                                Flit, the Xanthus hummingbird, stretches out

                              • Garden path by the bird feeder

                                Garden path by the bird feeder

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                              $145 - $165 per night (USD)
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                              Sleeps 7

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