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Casa El Cardon, a Centenario Home with a View
Vacation Home hosted by Karl
4 Guests . 2 Bedrooms . 2 Bathrooms


Casa El Cardon
The name does not come by chance. The Casa is in the middle of an ancient cactus field, surrounded, as is traditional in Mexico, by a high wall. And it gets covered, how can it be otherwise, by a huge sombrero. It is responsible for the shading of the large roof and viewing terrace, from the glistening sun of Baja California.

Enter the grounds through a classic Mexican Puerta, an automatic wooden driveway gate, or a separate door. Private driveway and private enclosed parking. Behind traditional Palo de Arco wooden fencing, there are small gardens on three sides of the house. Both bedrooms and the living room have access to the garden through generous sliding doors with fly screens. Here you will find loungers, a fountain, the heaviest table in Mexico, ancient cactus and not so old palm trees.
After entering the house you are in the large living and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped, large LG stove and good size LG fridge. No dishwasher, in Baja Sur dishes are rinsed by hand and dried on the cactus.
In the living area, you find two comfortable sofas, a 45" smart TV with Netflix and alternative view into the garden. From here, orders can be placed by hand in the kitchen.
From here, the first bathroom with toilet is directly accessible from the adjoining hallway.
The small corridor leads to the two bedrooms, each about 13 square meters. Each bedroom has its own sun terrace and a really big, built-in wardrobe.
In addition, one bedroom has its own private bathroom, accessible only from within.
All bedrooms have Wi-Fi, ceiling fans and air conditioning. Ceiling fans are also installed in the kitchen and living room as well.
The real highlight is the roof terrace. It is accessed over a large spiral staircase in the garden. The really generous roof area is covered by a large Palapa, a Mexican palm-leaf saddle roof. The fringes blow gently in the wind. There is always a leisurely breeze up here and the 360 degree panoramic view is fantastic. La Paz and its bay are within your reach.
From up here you can, but only very carefully, touch a hundred-year-old cactus at the top and feel it move slightly in the wind despite its size.
Sufficient seats are available, a bar with sink and hammock. One washes and the others watch.
Afterwards the sundowner with a view of the lights of La Paz in evening silence, the unrest of the city does not penetrate that far.
Occasionally, a cardinal bird, an eagle or even an owl can be heard screaming.
The soft whisper of the cactus from midnight on, can only be heard with really good ears.

To all things described above, in addition, the shared use of the pool is possible. It is just a few steps from the front door.
There is also the possibility of a courtesy pick-up service from the La Paz airport. This is done in direct consultation with the host. A fishing trip with the local guys in an authentic Baja Panga fishing boat , can be arranged.
Who asks, will gets an answer.
Please note: A refundable Key & Gate Remote Control deposit of $2,000.00 Pesos will be applied.

I am located in the immediate vicinity, and therefore always accessible when needed.

If you love the Mexican city life with the associated acoustic challenges, you might not like it here, we are away from things and it is probably too quiet here.
In the immediate vicinity are the Baja desert cacti landscape, maybe a few goats or cows come visiting by. The nearest pueblo is El Centenario, about 1.5 km away, just off Highway 1. Without a car, it is hard to get around. La Paz is about 15 car minutes away, so is the LAP International Airport. An airport pick up is possible, by prior arrangement.

Other people live here in the neighborhood as well, so the guests behavior need to accommodate this, no loud parties or other behavior that will disturb the neighborly peace.
Respect for the environment, the Baja Sur is a wonderful landscape, enough spinners have done mischief here, we do not.
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Sleeping Configuration
Master Bed Room with Bath
  • Queen
Bed Room 2
  • Queen
Parking Included
One secure full size parking space for a car or SUV is available at the Casa El Cardon
No Pets Allowed
Not Family/Kid Friendly
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events

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Washing Machine
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Beautiful views from the large roof top Terrace/Balcony
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Smart 45" LG TV with Internet access, Netflix, Youtube and so on
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with all the pots and utensils provided
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector

Shared spaces

The guests can access the pool, but is shared with other guests and the host
Shared Pool


Scuba diving or snorkeling
Deepsea fishing
Fishing Charters
Pier fishing
Wind surfing
Beach Volleyball
Mountain biking
Mountain climbing
Rock climbing
Roller blading
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching



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My name is Karl.
I grew up in northern Germany, lived in Los Angeles for some time, and arrived in Baja Sur about 8 years ago. During this time I traveled the peninsula from Tijuana to Cabo in all directions, mostly on dirt roads.
And here is, where I put down my stakes, Baja Sur, the most beautiful place for me.
Speaks: English
Houfy lets you contact and book direct with owners & managers. The owner/manager has provided the following links to give you more information.

Policies and Rules

Check In 3PM - 7PM
Check Out11AM

Host will greet the guests upon arrival

Payment Policy
Payments are accepted through Paypal, please use your credit cards via Paypal

Reservation Deposit of $100 due at Booking, will be converted into a refundable Security Deposit for Keys & Gate Remote Control. Refund within 7 days of Check-Out.

We do not charge a damage deposit,but ask that you replace something that you break
Refundable Damage Deposit
The security deposit is for the house kyes and the gate remote control

We do not charge a damage deposit,but ask that you replace something that you break
Cancellation Policy

Be Happy and Enjoy
Cancellation Policy
Full refund if cancelled 30 days before your arrival, no refund if cancelled within 29 days of your arrival
House Rules
Not safe or suitable for infants (under 2 years) and pets - Very large cacti with spines on the property
No smoking, parties, or events

For our guests and our property security, no other person(s) than the prior registered guests are permitted on/in our property at any time. This is an enclosed very private property, and security is very essential to our life here.
Quiet time starts at 10:00 PM.

Dangerous animals on property - Realize, you are staying in Baja California Sur, we always check your place for any unwelcome visitors, please keep the doors and screens closed.
Pet(s) live on property - Paloma and Centa, two lovely Baja Dogs, are working the security detail
Amenity limitations - As in most Baja California's areas, the phone, wifi and electrical service might experience some outages, mostly weather related.

Some spaces are shared - Swimming pool to be share with host and other guests

Please clean the Kitchen and Utensils used N
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Getting around

Without a car, it is hard to get around. La Paz is about 15 car minutes away, so is the LAP International Airport. An airport pick up is possible, by prior arrangement.


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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Casa El Cardon, a Centenario Home with a View is a Vacation Home located in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 4 guests
Casa El Cardon, a Centenario Home with a View has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Mar 2019