Beachfront Casa with All the Amenities of Home!
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Buena Vista house description
Harden Casa is a well cared for home located in Spa Buena Vista, five miles south of los Barriles on the Sea of Cortez. Approximately 10 years old, it features all the American amenities of home with the flares of Mexican styling. The beautiful Palapa roof, along with the bright Mexican colors remind you your on vacation.
The three bedroom, two bath 2100 + sq. ft home also includes a large loft to accommodate a few extra sleepers. The large 1000+ sq. ft. tile deck over looks the breathtaking sun rises and the sport fishing boats leaving for their day trips. Dish cable TV in the living room area, (two) DVDs and (two) TV's, and Broadband internet(you need to bring your own computer) keep you in touch with daily news. There is a private patio overlooking the garden area to enjoy some quiet time when the winds pick up on the beach side. The new air conditioning system just installed keeps the temperature comfortable all year round.
The climate is generally tropical but with low humidity. Cooling ocean breezes make the sunny days and starry nights comfortable. Average winter temperature is 70-80F, summer 80-100F. The sea and sky are usually clear, blue and beautiful.
The Spa Buena Vista hotel located 100 yards away gives extra amenities to the use of the home which include use of the pool, bar and restaurant. If sport fishing is what you are looking for also, they can accommodate that.
Casa Harden is only 5-10 minutes away from Los Barriles where the finest restaurants, Health Spa, fitness gym, shopping for gifts or groceries, English speaking church, ATV rentals or anything else you would need on your trip can be found.
Casa Harden is perfectly situated to enjoy the best of what Baja has to offer. The beauty of the area, friendliness of the country and great food. It is also close enough to enjoy a day trip to Cabo or San Jose del Cabo to enjoy golf, tourist activities, sight seeing, or swimming with the dolphins.
If you have fallen in love with Spa Buena Vista as much as we have you may also want to visit the local realtor to find out how you too can obtain your own piece of paradise! Enjoy your time... This is truly a special area not to missed but shared and passed on!
Keywords: Beach Front Home
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Both bathrooms with shower - no tub.
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Living Room seats 0
- Iron & Board
- Gas Fireplace
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access:
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
- Rock Climbing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Surf Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Whale Watching
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Great family vacation!
Great family vacation!
My husband and I and our son, wife and their 2 teenage daughters spent almost three weeks over Christmas at Casa Harden. The house is great - lots of room for all of us and the beachfront location is perfect. Comfy beds, too (something you don't always find in Mexico!) and we found the water was great right out of the tap - there are spa water springs all through this area - fantastic! The kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed meals at home but soon found some great restaurants in Los Barriles - Campestre's and Tio Pablo's were favorites! My husband and I have visited Mexico 15 times since 1978 and this lovely little town was by far was the nicest (and cleanest!) we've seen. The service and food experience in town was outstanding - make sure you try shrimp cocktail at Tio Pablos and Los Barriles shrimp at Campestre's and the great breakfasts at El Viento, all at very reasonable prices. The portions were large and we found ourselves sharing most of the time. We toured the area with Alfredo in his comfortable van, who was a wealth of information and who also very patiently helped us with our Spanglish! Santiago was a favorite of mine - the most perfect little Mexican village. The trip across the Sierra Madres on the way to Todos Santos was really beautiful - amazingly green views with mango, orange, lemon and avocado groves. We did experience a lot of windy weather, but really enjoyed ocean swimming when it was calm enough. All in all a wonderful holiday and we hope to return soon!
- Guest C. K.
- Date of stay 12/12/13
- Review Submitted 01/27/14
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers.
Everything you need AND everything you want!!!
Everything you need AND everything you want!!!
This was our fourth stay in this amazing home and, once again, it was wonderful. We traveled with our two children, ages 7 and 10. Grandma came along as well, but rented a casita down the road, far enough away that she had privacy but close enough that the kids could walk back and forth on their own. Josefina managed both properties so coordination was really easy. This house truly has everything and the location cannot be beat. Walking towards the front door and seeing the ocean waiting for you on the other side of the house is unbelievable. The house is clean and really comfortable. It is so great to have wifi access and the kids love the satellite tv I love the fact that the kitchen is well stocked, making it easy to cook when we want. There are also plenty of great restaurants in driving distance for when we don't! The jeep and quads make travel to town so easy (and so fun if you're going via the beach!). Having a washer and dryer on hand is also such a luxury, we're able to come home with clean clothes instead of a bunch of laundry! The kayaks are super fun and it's so easy just to drag them across the beach to the water. We brought down a stand up paddleboard and had a great time with that as well. The outdoor shower is perfect for cleaning the salt and sand off of yourself and any of your gear. With the kids, the hotel pool next door cannot be beat, it's such a great place to spend the day, order lunch, find friends, have a drink, you name it. My husband loves to fish and does so frequently out of the Palmas De Cortez hotel. We have his catch frozen or sometimes smoked at the local smokehouse and come home with enough fresh fish to last us through a long winter. Barb is so wonderful and easy to work with, the rental coordination could not be easier. We love this house and it is truly starting to feel like a second home to us. We are absolutely going back, in fact I booked our trip for next year before we even "checked out" this year! Rent this house, you will not be disappointed!
- Guest Missing Mexico (Jackson,WY)
- Date of stay 11/09/13
- Review Submitted 12/08/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Stayed for 9 days and enjoyed the "real" Baja while having all the comforts of home. Literally steps down onto the sand, and only feet away from the water. The snorkeling was awesome. The house is adorable. The homeowner is wonderful. She is so responsive and understanding. What a sweetheart! We will be back.
- Guest Scott and Lisa (Suffolk, NY)
- Date of stay 05/23/13
- Review Submitted 05/31/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
RJN - Vancouver, BC
RJN - Vancouver, BC
House is well maintained and located right on the beach. The Sea of Cortez at this location is very clear, and offers good snorkeling. White sand beaches in this area extend for miles and are for the most part deserted. If you like lovely and quiet beaches, blue skies and ocean breezes, this is the place.
- Guest Ron (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
- Date of stay 02/17/13
- Review Submitted 05/03/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Christmas at Casa Harden
Christmas at Casa Harden
This was a family get-together for us. We stayed over the Christmas & New Year and had a wonderful time. The house and neighborhood were everything they were advertised to be. Everything was clean and well supplied and sleeping accomodation was very comfortable. Our ages ranged from 13 years up to 69 years and it met all our varied needs. It was quiet, which is what we had hoped for, but for a little excitment you can take an ATV ride up the beach to Los Barriles for some outstanding windsurfing and kiteboarding. We had a fabulous time and enjoyed every minute. For the best food I'd recommend El Viejo in Los Barriles or Calafia in Buena Vista. The fish, scallop and shrimp tacos are to die for. We drove to Santiago for the walk to the waterfall. Also went deep sea fishing for the first time for all of us. We went with "Awesome Sportfishing" and they were very accomodating. We saw turtles, seals, and at one point a whole pod of bottlenosed dolphins joined us and swam along side the boat for quite a distance. We also came across a whole hoard of Manta Rays jumping up out of the water and slapping back down making a terrific racket. My daughter got an enormous Marlin on her line. It was too big for her to handle so she had to switch back and forth with the boat crew. Unfortunately, after over an hour he was right up by the boat and we were all ready to hook the line in when the line broke. It would have been nice to get a photo of her with him, but to make up for it she then managed to catch a smaller Sailfish. It was still a pretty good size and we did get a really quick photo this time before releasing him. The weather was in the low to mid seventies with a very strong wind much of the time, but it was not a problem as we used the pool and hot tub at the hotel just 3 houses down the beach when the ocean was too rough for safe swimming. We met the wild donkeys wandering by and even the occasional cow just so we wouldn't get bored! All in all, a great experience and a wonderful time for us all.
- Guest Kay (Grants Pass, OR)
- Date of stay 12/24/12
- Review Submitted 01/08/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway.
We want to say what a lovely 10-days we had hereGuest comment entered by manager
We want to say what a lovely 10-days we had here
We want to say what a lovely 10-days we had here at Casa Harden. you provided more than we even thought we needed. We were thrilled to have use of the life jackets and all the ocean and pool toys. Your place was very comfortable and has such a peaceful, inviting feeling. I look forward to returning here again!
- Guest Cynthia and Family
- Date of stay 05/24/12
- Review Submitted 11/07/12
Thankful we experienced Casa HardenGuest comment entered by manager
Thankful we experienced Casa Harden
Charlie and Barb, Thank you so much for inviting & giving us the opportunity to experience the comfort of Casa Harden. We had an amazing, glorious time. All the comforts were here. It was relaxing to sit on the back patio & enjoy the beach & water. No busy, crowded beach. Met Sheila and Marie, your neighbors, very pleasant to speak with. Waking up to the sound of the surf waves and chirping was refreshing. */buena Vistaa Hotel, enjoyed the food, pool and interesting visitors. The employees were kind. Look forward to seeing Manuel, Ricardo, Romero, Patricia, Elizabeth & Hortencia. We enjoyed the conversation and company. Most of all, we enjoyed our time with Geovany and Josefina. We spent a day with them in Cabo. They are keepers, and have your best interests at heart. we felt really safe and comfortable with them. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.
- Guest Rene, Nini and Rene...San Francisco, CA
- Date of stay 05/02/11
- Review Submitted 11/07/12
home away from home
home away from home
Our family has stayed at Casa Harden twice...6 weeks in 2011 and 4 weeks in 2012. It is truly a home away from home for us and our 6-year old son. We like having 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms so that we can have friends and family come stay with us. Casa Harden is clean and well-kept and provides many of the amenities of home...dish washer, washer and dryer, etc. The huge beach-side patio and the outdoor shower are two of our favorite features of the house. The property managers, Josephina and Giovanny, have become special friends of ours. The area is very safe. My husband travels for work, and I feel completely safe with my son when he's gone on trips. The "neighborhood" is also full of very good folks. The neighbors and other "snow birds" who come down regularly in the winter have also become very good friends of ours. Almost nightly "Baja Blackout" card games and get togethers provide a wonderful sense of community. On Friday mornings, an organic farmer comes to the neighborhood to sell fruits, vegetables, eggs, chicken, homemade tamales, etc. The owners have also been wonderful accommodating our requests. Spa Buena Vista is not touristy. We love that the beaches are quiet and relaxing during the winter months. We are a very active family. While in Baja, we run/hike and mountain bike on the miles and miles of nearby single track, kite board in Los Barriles, sea kayak, deep sea fish, explore arroyos and the beaches that are full of sea life. A short drive away is Aquas Calliente...providing hot springs and great hiking. Food in the small taquerias is amazing...we live off of $1 shrimp tacos while we're there. In summary, we love Casa Harden and all that Baja has to offer. We would definitely recommend it!
- Guest MB (Boulder, Colorado)
- Date of stay 01/11/12
- Review Submitted 05/02/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
I hate to post a review because it means I might have to share this slice of heaven with others and don't want conflicts for our next preferred dates! Casa Harden was fantastic! The pictures do not do it justice - the house is spacious and comfortable. We spent a week there with our 11 and 13 year olds. They have already asked to go back next year! They loved the quiet beach, the very welcoming neighbors and the true beauty of Buena Vista. If you want busy beach with the typical tourist activities - this is not the place for you. If you want beauty and quiet you cannot go wrong. Casa Harden was lovely - the owners and property manager were attentive and helpful. We can't wait to go back!
- Guest Kernfam (Shakopee, MN)
- Date of stay 03/23/12
- Review Submitted 04/01/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Home Away From Home
Home Away From Home
Spent two weeks at Chrismas time. Very relaxing, private and we felt very safe. Some days we would sightsee at Cabo, La Paz (go to Pichilingue and Tecolote), Todos Santos and other days just relax. One night we would dine out at a number of good informal restaurants in Los Barriles (5 minutes away) or at the hotel a couple hundred feet away. Other nights we would cook at "home". We felt like we were in our own house and the kitchen was well equiped. The owners were very involved in making sure our stay was was enjoyable. The manger Josefina and her husband were very helpful and they speak good English. We definitely will consider a return stay.
- Guest Sly (Alameda, CA)
- Date of stay 12/14/11
- Review Submitted 02/16/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2014
7 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
- Taxes Not included
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Year Purchased: 2004
About: From Left to Right; Grandma Joan - 85yrs. young, Lucero - 16, Barb - 51, Maria - 14, and Charlie -69. We live in Aromas CA, a small country town between San Jose and Monterey CA. A beautiful spot. We own our own HVAC business and pretty much work 24/7 whether we are in the States or in MX. It's pretty awesome to be working on my computer overlooking the Sea of Cortez!
Why Buena Vista:
Charlie has vacationed, built and owned a house back in the 80's. He had always wanted to come back to this 'piece of paradise'. In 2004, this opportunity arose and we snatched it up! As soon as I walked towards the front doors of the house and could see right through to the Sea of Cortez I knew we had something special.........We've never regretting it! It is an amazing quaint area, friendly people and neighbors with stunning views.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Being located on the beach is so special! Also, we are located 100 yds. away from Spa Buena Vista Hotel and the use of the pool, bar, restaurant as well as fishing boats and kayaks. Swimming, snokeling, atv's, wind surfing and long walks on a great sandy beach is vacationing for me. During your stay you may also see nesting sea turtles, migrating whales or a friendly donkey strolling on the beach in the late afternoon. It is an amazing site!
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Entryway to Harden Casa
Overview of living Area towards beach
Looking towards Kitchen Table
1st Bedroom off the Beach
Main Bathroom with shower
Garden Covered Patio and BBQ
Side view from covered garden patio
Charlie feeding the Donkeys
Charlie on deck with our two dogs: Chester and Sammie
Patio view of the beach
Living Room to Dining Area
Deck Overlooking Sea of Cortez
Walking on the Beach
watching the sunrise:)
Casa Harden and other beach front homes
Waterfalls in Santiago
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