Cabo Pulmo


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The Vista Suite provided the perfect place to rest and relax while we were visiting and exploring the area in and around Cabo Pulmo.  Accommodations exceeded all our expectations and even though the website photo gallery will excite you, nothing will really prepare you for the true beauty of El Encanto. You really do have to see it to experience it!  The gardens provided a beautiful backdrop for the many birds we saw--the artwork was original and intriguing--and the colors utilized throughout the home were perfect. Thanks to Diane for the prompt and friendly emails leading up to our visit and to Karl and Kimmie for being such thoughtful hosts. We're already talking about our next trip to El Encanto and Baja California Sur.
--Scott and Cindy Rawlings, New Meadows, Idaho

"We have spent the most glorious time at El Encanto.  We all want to thank you for sharing this special place.  You have created a real haven for the birds.  I could have spent all day just watching them. Having all the bird books added to the enjoyment.El Encanto is truly enchanting.  I have never been in a place where there is such incredible attention to detail.  Everywhere one looks there is yet another charming detail.  The colors all work and of course the art is the frosting on the cake."
--Helen Larsen, New Mexico

"When you pull into the driveway,  prepare to be blown away. You walk through the gates guarded by the Bandito and stand in the midst of the garden filled with buzzing bees, birds and other natural wonders. Yes, the website pictures are all true--the colors, the furniture, the paintings--it was all there. You will LOVE this place...from the hospitality of Karl and Kimmie to the DVD collection to the very curious hummingbirds, this place is for sure, a slice of paradise.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!"
--Trish Caron, Santa Barbara, California

"I don't even know how to begin…. Your house is a masterpiece. I thought I would never be so bold with form and color, but now my eyes are open. Your house is like a dream vacation in itself, stuck in my imagination. Thank you for the inspiration!"
-- Leif Bierer, Ukiah, California

"We just returned from a week at your desert palace and couldn't have been more delighted! There was everything needed... hand cream in the bathrooms, flashlights in the drawer, hot water in the tiled showers, orange juice maker and coffee in the kitchen... two fabulous hosts who were there when we needed them but never invading our privacy. Kimmie's cooking was excellent... her key lime pie was soo good... even our teenaged grandson raved about her dishes. We kept discovering paintings and folk art and mosaics... like we were living in a museum. The garden sculptures, plants, and birds made for great watching... the fountain a work of art in itself.  Lizards during the day and geckoes at night... bat rays jumping in the sea. The second story hammocks and patio were another favorite place for just hanging out waiting for sunrises and sunsets to colour the sky. Thank you for sharing  this amazing place... we loved it!"
--Karen and Jack Whitlie, Canada

"El Encanto is simply stunning. We didn't expect such advanced architecture in this sleepy town. The builders included a level of design detail that is both inventive and welcoming.  And the colors!  The landscaping!  The art!  The entire effect is both luxurious and whimsical.  Plus soft linens, full kitchen, hammocks wih a view of the sea, accent lighting, beach equipment, everything! A perfect retreat after a day of snorkeling in the crystalline waters."
--Jody Volk, Oakland, California

"Our brief stay at El Encanto de Cabo Pulmo was the highlight of our week in Southern Baja. Located ½ block from the famous reef at Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, this custom-designed & built home is unlike anything we’ve seen in the area. Everything, from the woven thatch roof, colorful walls, inspired furnishings, art, and even the landscaping within the walled compound is authentic and exquisite. The layout of the suites assures privacy, and the variety of outdoor living spaces throughout the home was an unexpected pleasure. A must do!"
-- Evanne & Al Gerisch, Sherman Oaks, California

"I have had the pleasure of staying at several of Cabo Pulmo's vacation rentals over the past 5 years and I can say that El Encanto de Cabo Pulmo is by far the finest; among the most distinctive and artistic living environments I have ever experienced. I felt like I was living in a beautiful painting. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are extraordinary. I watched the sun rise from the Sea of Cortez with vibrant pinks, oranges, and purples every morning; the most exquisitely beautiful week of dawns I have ever experienced. I look forward to my next trip!"
--Bill Abright, Art Teacher, College of Marin, California

"We were thrilled to be your first guests at El Encanto de Cabo Pulmo. The home and gardens far exceeded our expectations. We are building a Baja home of our own not far from Cabo Pulmo, and we found your design and details inspirational. I love your colors! And the art everywhere made it such a rich experience. Thank you!"
--Jami Voge, New York