We rented the larger two story house with another couple. The house is tastefully appointed, clean, and very comfortable.
We were planning to spend most of our time at the national park, which is a short drive away, but the place itself was so sweet and restorative we hung around it way more than we expected. Cheryl feeds the birds and we saw a whole list full just at breakfast! And in the evening a desert fox turns up for a little goodie too. So beautiful!
We had a wonderful time in beautiful Cabo Pulmo, not least because of our stay at Casa Cactus. Cheryl has created a peaceful and serene property filled with birds, butterflies, and I hear a fox comes by most days! (We saw the little fox on the path, but not on the property - Cheryl told us we missed her on our first night!) We stayed in the Secret Garden and it was perfect for my boyfriend and myself - a comfy bed, little kitchen, good-sized bathroom. The best part was that Cheryl didn't just provide the things we needed - plates, glasses, etc. Her place included really nice amenities and plenty of everything you could possibly need. She also has snorkel gear, coolers, and beach chairs available to use. She's thought of everything! Add to that lovely decor in the place - there are so many personal and considered design touches. Cheryl showed us the other two casitas on the property and they are both just as lovely as the Secret Garden. We walked to dinner both nights we stayed, and down to the beach in the morning, and felt perfectly comfortable and welcome in the little village, everywhere we went. What a lovely experience - we will definitely return.
Casa Cactus was an absolutely perfect vacation destination for my husband and I, our 16 yr old daughter, and another couple. We rented both top and bottom units and loved having our our spaces and common area to enjoy. Immediately we were in love with the vibrant colors and well thought out landscaping and architecture. Just beautiful. The surrounding desert and coastal access were accessible, just the right mix of enchantment and mystery, while still feeling safe and secure. Less than a half mile walk to beach with great swimming and beach combing, casual businesses and guide offerings for scuba and snorkeling. No pushy sales people here, just families that know the area and make their living being awesome stewards of this special part of the coast. A short drive to other beaches with outstanding snorkeling and access. Bouncy dirt roads and cattle, horses and roadrunners crossing your path, so not for the very timid. Be prepared and stocked for your trip to utilize the fully set up and charming kitchen, no stores around these parts. We stocked up in san jose del cabo and supplemented with some hard bargaining at the fish camp down the road for a big fresh tuna, we enjoyed sashimi and gorgeous seared fish for a couple meals. I could go on and on, and will definitely return. Cheryl was an exemplary hostess, even arranging a massage with a local practitioner Netty (i think?) ($60 and she was awesome and came to the house). I'm happy to answer any questions sent my way, and cannot recommend Casa Cactus and Cheryl highly enough.
*notes no swimming pools round here, it is the desert, but the drinking water is great and brief showers sufficient
All on solar power in this town so head lamps and consciousness a must, the stars are epic
Snorkel gear, coolers, and such are provided.
No bugs!!! And the nights were pleasantly cool.
Awesome birdwatching too
This place is more than you will ever expect. In the middle of nowhere you will find a place so quiet, beautiful and impressive. The house is big, clean and comfortable. Cheryl took an eye on preparing everything with love to Details. And that is how you feel there...like home. A big, clean kitchen with everything you need. The inner garden is perfect to Grill the fish, which you can get fresh directly from the fisherman. And the proximity to the beach with some diving schools is perfect. The ocean is clear and doing scuba diving there is an unforgettable experience. Want to thank Cheryl for that amazing time. You are as extraordinary as the place you are offering. There was no question or request which you did not answer with passion. Enjoyed the stay so much!! Hope to be there again !!! In that paradise!
My cousin and I traveled to Cabo Pulmo the first week in June. The overall location was great and we enjoyed all the happening outdoor places to hike, snorkel and swim and generally just fall apart and relax. Cheryl was the best host you could imagine at Casa Cactus, always available to give good information and to recommend things like the snorkeling tour, which we luckily took advantage of at the beginning of our stay when it was really hot. Great time checking out the sea life and boating about the bay. The last half of the week was pretty windy, but Los Arboles beach south of Cabo Pulmo was protected from the southern wind and we were still able to swim and snorkel before taking a hike out along the bluffs. The area has the desert flora and fauna Baja California is known for, and the Sea of Cortez was a gorgeous turquoise blue in the shallows and deep blue beyond. Five restaurants in town gave us a choice for going out, and we found Nancy's to be our fave, but the best was just hanging out at our casita in the morning having leisurely coffee and breakfast, and enjoying a hearty midday meal we prepared ourselves, and then siesta/reading time. Great trip and plan on returning another time with extended travels to see more of Los Barilles and Todos Santos.