Jewel of Cabo Pulmo - Charming, Hand-Crafted Vacation Home
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
Scott & Janning Kennedy
Keywords: House, casita, villa
- Vacation Rental
- Smoking Allowed:
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Covered Parking
- Parking Off Street
- Music Library:
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Horseback Riding
- Mountain Biking
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
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. ...morecollapse
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Jewel of Cabo Pulmo
Jewel of Cabo Pulmo
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.
- Guest Jerry
- Date of stay 10/08/11
- Review Submitted 10/15/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
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!
- Guest julie morgan1
- Date of stay 07/07/09
- Review Submitted 07/07/09
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
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.
- Guest Clark Coler
- Date of stay 01/13/09
- Review Submitted 01/13/09
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..:+)
- Guest Shawn and Dennis Choate
- Date of stay 12/04/08
- Review Submitted 12/04/08
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.
- Guest Kelly and Marcus
- 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!
- Guest Lisa Warns
- Date of stay 11/12/08
- Review Submitted 11/12/08
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!!
- Guest Barbara and friends2
- Date of stay 11/11/08
- Review Submitted 11/11/08
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.
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!
- Guest Benjie Kent
- Date of stay 10/22/08
- Review Submitted 10/22/08
We (2 couples in our 50's) were the first renters at the Jewel of Cabo Pulmo in mid-March 2008. I enjoyed our stay there very much. The house and casita are absolutely darling, and the gardens are both delightful and beautiful! I was also very impressed with how helpful and friendly Karl and Kimmie (the local greeters/managers) were. It was a pleasant surprise to find that the description of the Jewel of Cabo Pulmo on the VRBO website was actually an understatement of what a great place they have there! I am grateful that I had the opportunity to experience it, and I hope to return in the future.
- Guest Karen Clancy
- Date of stay 05/05/08
- Review Submitted 05/05/08
This house, gardens and casita are a city dwellers delight! It is peaceful, extremely quiet and private, well appointed (even a coffee grinder and Cuisinart coffee maker, as well as filtered water in the tap)has lush, beautiful gardens surrounding the buildings, with garden art and sculptures, and a breathtaking ocean view from the rooftop patio, which includes an umbrella and adirondack chairs. Waking up there each morning was a delight because a multitude of birds are singing their different songs and the breezes blow through the trees and flowers, bringing a sweet scent through the multi-paned windows. As a single woman, I always look for vacations that are safe and relaxing and this is it! The house is a short walk (3 minutes?) to the water's edge, as well as the few charming restaurants, diving and snorkeling shops. The residents of Cabo Pulmo are friendly and helpful. The owners and house managers are thoughtful and accommodating. I'm bringing my family back here as soon as possible. Muchas gracias for one of the best vacations ever.
- Guest Diane Weinsheimer
- Date of stay 04/12/08
- Review Submitted 04/12/08
High season: $249/nt/House + Casita (2 bedrooms) $159/nt/House (1 bedroom) Low season: $219/nt/House + Casita (2 bedrooms) $139/nt/House (1 bedroom) High season: Nov 20 - Apr 30 Low season: Rest of the year Add $50 cleaning fee for 1 or 2 night stays. Prices include 13% hotel tax. PayPal accepted. Security deposit authorization is required. $15 Set-up fee for futon or cot; Pets - Add $25 per week
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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: 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.
- Primary: (831) 440-8811 (California, USA)
Welcome to the Jewel of Cabo Pulmo.
Take a snooze in the hammock.
The kitchen area from indoors.
Queen bed in master bedroom
Queen bed in casita - the second bedroom.
Rooftop porch overlooking Sea of Cortez
A garden path. This one leads to the casita.
Excellent snorkeling beach, a 10-minute drive from Cabo Pulmo
Front veranda, dining area and sky chairs, great for bird watching
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.
Second bedroom is in the separate casita, behind the main house.
The casita with the second bedroom also has a kitchenette and full bathroom.
Walkway to main house
Nearest beach, 2 minute walk from the house
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