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Charming, Hand-Crafted Vacation Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

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 Casita - sleeps 2-3

3) Rent both - sleeps up to 7

- 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 Casita, and is listed separately on VRBO.

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, 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

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

More Details

Janning Kennedy
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Janning Kennedy

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 Kenya.

Janning Kennedy purchased this house in 2006

Why Janning Kennedy 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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Cabo Pulmo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Los Altos, California

The Jewel of Cabo Pulmo is a real jewel

  • 5 of 5

We were on a 12 day road trip through southern Baja. Cabo Pulmo was in the middle of the trip. This home is fabulous. It is clear, comfortable, well-equipped, and handsomely decorated. The location in the village of Cabo Pulmo is perfect. The grounds are very well kept with nice pathways and interesting vegetation. We stayed in the main house. There is a large living area (kitchen, dining table, comfortable furniture). The bedroom is an enclosed area on the porch that made going to bed seem rather special, like going to another place. The bed has insect screening, though when we were there, insects were not an issue. The porch contains a hammocks and chairs. It was a nice place to sip an afternoon beer. There is easy access to the roof for watching sunrise/sunset or just peering out at the sea a few hundred meters away. While we were visiting, the weather was very windy, so snorkeling was out. There are, however, a number of hiking trails above the house and we did not feel at all cheated by the weather. The local beach is rough and rugged. Perfect for walking and watching the seabirds, though not for swimming. We shopped at the supermarket in Los Barriles, so we cooked some meals at home. Los Caballeros across the road had surprisingly good grub for such a remote location. I had locally caught fish that was excellent.

I sure if you're looking into this, you know this is a pretty remote location requiring the last 1/2 hour of driving on a dirt road. If you drive carefully and slowly, you won't need a high clearance vehicle. The entire village of Cabo Pulmo, including the Jewel, is off the grid. Electricity is provided by solar panels with batteries to see you through the night. There was never an issue with power. Also the internet was surprisingly good.

I highly recommend this wonderful home. The owners and the local host are very responsive. It's a great place to stay for your trip to Cabo Pulmo.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cabo Pulmo is a wonderful, charming little village. Janning's place was beautiful. Lots of great outdoor space, huge gardens filled with humming birds and a great rooftop patio for star gazing. Janning was easy to communicate with and the whole experience was great. Would strongly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the Jewel was a Jewel

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful,I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here at the Jewel. I had 3 people in my party, so my daughter had the little castia on the property and my husband and I had the main house and, my friends were next door at el encanto. it was perfect for a big group, everyone had there space within walking distance and the locals in town were very nice. It was so nice to cook and eat at home and enjoy the beautiful veranda. we also went out twice and had some very nice meals within walking distance. The only time we drove was to go snorking at the near by beaches.There was so much bird life and I felt safe having it gated in for are cars and are dog. Karl was very nice man and very helpful when we arrived. There was plenty of towels and snorkeling gear boogie boards chairs etc, which was nice. I hope to come back next year for sure.

The only thing I have to say is the stove needs some work, its not bad it just takes forever to heat stuff, its probably clogged a little. And for anyone that needs a bathroom in the middle of the night its not in the bedroom, its by the kitchen, which did not madder to me because its all gated in and very private.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I'm still here , sitting on the verandah and watching the birds while I drink my morning coffee.

It couldn't be more perfect! Thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wildlife Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful find and a marvellous introduction to Cabo Pulmo National Park. We rented the whole enchilada and well worth it in every way.

Based in La Paz with a three day break in Cabo Pulmo.

Arranged booking from UK & Janning the owner so prompt and accommodating with our request.

Loved the Santana music as backdrop to

U Tube property advert!

The drive down from La Paz was good and no problem with dirt roaIt as you hit C.P. Wonderful wildlife en route.

Spectacular scenery all around the property and so private and peaceful.

Karl had an airport run so he left everything just perfect for us and we met up later.

The Mexican artistry in main casa is amazing with interesting books to read from art to surfing. Looking at build plans one can see it has been a labour of love by the owners.

Off grid: big fridge and all mod cons. Just bring food and drink- although La Cabellera Cantina opposite has extra large water containers for sale - useful as weather absolutely roasting.

It was the only one of two open at the time as very few tourists. Food was delicious and plentiful with friendly staff.

My casita was well equally stocked and did not want for anything.Bed was most comfy! I kept all the windows open at night as insect screens in place. Felt very safe - no need for locks here.

My daughter & partner soon got used to their new bedfellows: giant owl butterflies and a bat that demised on the outside wall!

We spent hours watching and photographing the birds with Karl topping up the Hummingbird water bottles and bringing bird seed. Red Cardinals/ / Mexican Jays / Cactus Wrens/ varieties of Hummingbirds / Greater Roadrunners / Crested Caracaras / Hooded Orioles / Flickers and woodpeckers were amazing. The Hummingbirds have big personalities and were remarkably used to humans. Those tiny feet!!

The beach is near but steep with huge waves at the time. I'd researched best snorkelling spots and Los Arbolitos about 15 mins away was truly wonderful. Swam right out and amazing coral and fish variety. Safe and easy access into sea. Busy at weekends with local families - quieter in the week. Even when busy it's light years from English beaches re: amount of people!

Beach towels : parasol & chairs provided with cooler.

The roof top main casa offers panoramic view of the hills behind and sea in front: fantastic sunrises and sunsets. Minimal mozzies as too hot.

If you want a taste of paradise even for a few nights you won't regret booking up!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the beautiful "Jewel"! After taking nine days to drive down the Baja, camping along the way, it was like heaven to arrive in Cabo Pulmo and stay put for a while! Everything about the house, village, and area were as good or better than we expected! It really is a magical place. While at the house we were either on the roof or playing cards on the porch. It was also fun to make wonderful, fresh meals in the kitchen. Everything is just beautiful from the garden, to the tile, to the decor and furniture. The activities in Cabo Pulmo were the things we like..... beach walking, swimming, scuba, snorkeling, and hiking. Sunrises and sunsets were spectacular. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We would love to share our house with you again.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Los Cabos International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Across the street
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Right by the house
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Cabos
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Cabos Airport
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $160

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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