"We love Baja California and the Mar de Cortez, and this was a fantastic place to stay. In the intertidal zone directly in front of the house, we found three species of brittle star, lots of the multi-rayed sun star, anemones, Mexico sea urchins, Magdalena chitons, at least 5 species of crabs, dozens of Fitch's octopus (many with their eggs), sulphur cucumbers, sand dollars and keyhole sand dollars, and at least 3 species of marine flatworms. Three species of lizards, plentiful praying mantises, a jackrabbit, a couple of unidentified (but cute) rodent species, turkey vultures, osprey, great blue herons, Heermann's gulls, yellow-footed gulls, black-bellied plover, willet, long-billed curlew, at least 3 species of terns, brown pelicans, Le Conte's thrashers, pipits, white-winged doves, double-crested cormorants, magnificent frigatebirds, and Brandt's geese all made appearances near the house.
The house itself and the patio are beautiful and very comfortable. We had far more space than we needed, as we expected to be 6 travelers but ended up being 2 adults and 2 kids. My 7- and 9-year-old children had a blast and asked for a return in the fall, perhaps accompanied by grandparents or another small family. The only drawback was the difficulty leaving in order to return to school and work!"
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: March 22, 2015