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Casa Cardonal - Magnificent Beachfront Estate W/ Guest Casita

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


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!'

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La Paz Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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


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Casa Cardonal - Magnificent Beachfront Estate W/ Guest Casita
average rating of 4.96875 based on 33 reviews

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: Mar 27, 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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Beautiful quiet luxurious house on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Short but wonderful trip; weather perfect, water warm and calm, house very comfortable and private, food authentic. Great get-away after the holidays with lots of swimming, sunning, reading, kayaking, fishing and most important, relaxing.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved every second!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect vacation! Caught 15 dorados and snorkeled with tons of fish, eels, and sea turtles!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Warm breezes and warm ocean, lovely Fall getaway. Empty beach had privacy and beauty, several swims every day, rinsing off in the disappearing edge pool before drying in the sun. House was spacious and comfortable, used air conditioner in our bedroom only at night. Kayaked several days, water clear, and snorkeled at the nearby reef. Did not fish this trip, but some fishermen were focusing on nearby tuna bite. The senoras brought delicious food several nights. Watched sunrise out of the ocean every night, and set behind the mountains every evening. A very relaxing trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your taking the time to review your vacation at Casa Cardonal.
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Fabulous, Relaxing Luxury Home

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a safe, private, spectacular, laid back place to vacation, this is it. The house is very large and well equipped with fabulous spacious common areas, both inside and out. The infinity pool, porch and beach areas are all laid out very nicely and are wonderful and relaxing to enjoy. The cleaning and optional cooking staff are friendly people that do quality work. There are several outside activities and the area is fun to explore. If you want a busy area with lots of people, bars and restaurants, this is not the place. But if you want to relax in a beautiful setting, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauty and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Our family celebrated my mother and father's 50th Wedding Anniversary in June at Casa Cardonal and it was just PERFECT. I hate to even write this review, because I'm afraid the secret of the place might get out! This amazing property will not let you down. The house is beautiful, safe and clean. You will see very few, if any, people on the beautiful beach. It's spectacular. The people are wonderful, friendly and helpful. Don't hesitate if you are worried about safety or finding your way around. The staff takes care of house, the grounds and you. They will help you as much or a little as you wish. Wolfe Management helped us with several special requests including an amazing celebration dinner of surf and turf - Great customer service.

If you love fishing, this is the perfect set up. All fun and no fuss. Mino is a great fisherman and is more than happy to take you out in the boat and show you how to catch fish . We caught mahi mahi, pompano and snapper and then brought them back to cook up for dinner. It was amazing and plenty for everyone.

The other nights we had Maria-Luisa and Francesca cook us some authentic Mexican dinners that were also amazing. You have got to try the homemade empanadas!

Make sure to take a few moments (maybe over a cerveza Modelo) to speak with Octavio. He is very friendly and knows everyone in town. If you need something or are have a language barrier issue, Octavio will help you. We really enjoyed speaking with him about the town and property.

This is a great private place for quality family time with plenty of amenities and activities to keep you busy.

We can't wait to come back and are planning a trip to see the whales in the winter. Thank you all for a great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. Hope you come back soon.
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Property Manager

Mike Hall
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 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

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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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

Cancellation: Deposit and Balance due at 90 days are non-refundable.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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