Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps two adults, and we have a futon for one child)
John or Camilla Ford
- english, spanish
About John or Camilla Ford
We are a family of three (not including our pets!) We moved to Los Barriles from San Francisco when our daughter was 5 months old. We thought we would stay just 6 months, but doors kept opening, and we ended up building our house, working, and sending our daughter to school there. We now have more friends and connections in Los Barriles than in the States. We are currently living in Northern California because our daughter wanted to attend High School in the States. Now, we spend vacations only in Los Barriles. (At least for the next four years).
Why John or Camilla Ford chose Los Barriles
After renting for five years in Los Barriles, we decided to build a home. We loved the locations: the beautiful, winding arroyo leading to the sea, the proximity to the sea, yet protection from the wind, amazing view, and kind, peaceful neighbors. We had been visiting LB for vacations and for wind-surfing. It became a favorite of ours because how far away it seems, yet how easy it is to travel there. Plus, it has all the beauty and peace of other exotic places, but also all the conveniences.
What makes this Cabin unique
John built the house so that each room would have a view. He wanted high ceilings so people could enjoy the space. The first trees we planted were fruit trees: mango, orange, lime, banana, and mandarin. The thing that made us fall in love with the place was the arroyo which we use as a path to the sea. We swim at least twice a day, so the path is well worn. We love to share our home with people.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful views. Loved listening to the Rays slapping against the water. Had a wonderful experience
In the kayak being joined by a pod of dolphins!
Sea Breezes and Kayaks
This Casita was very clean and welcoming with huge widows that let in sea breezes and lots of light. The kitchen had everything we needed. We enjoyed the outside tables and had breakfast outside everyday. The kayaks were taken to the beach so all we had to do was walk a short distance and hop in for a fun paddle around the bay. We enjoyed calm seas so paddled every morning. There is a beautiful coral reef right off shore where we saw lots of colorful fish from the kayaks.
Charming Los Barriles guest house
The tower is adjacent to a beautiful larger home overlooking Turtle cove 3 KM north of Los Barriles. It is perfect for a couple and is in a quiet residential area with easy access to the beach. We enjoyed using the kayaks and snorkeling. There is a wonderful pickle ball facility only 5 minutes away. Our favourite restaurant for dinner was La Casita. Theresa is a wonderful caretaker of the property. The sunrises and sunsets are a wonderful feature as the property is high above the Sea of Cortez.
Pretty place in a great location
Location, location, location are the strongest points of this vacation spot. As advertised it is just a 3 minute walk down a scenic path to a virtually deserted stone beach - where the snorkeling is excellent. We really appreciated the kayaks provided - they were great for touring and/or fishing. The nearby coast road is a great place for a twilight walk or morning jog or bike ride. The nights can be quiet enough that you can hear the owls hooting in the nearby desert - but the quiet was unfortunately often interrupted for long stretches by a chorus of barking dogs. The clear desert air and absence of street lights makes for incredible star gazing. The house and its location are very pretty however the furnishings provided in the "Tower" are basic at best. The caretaker (Teresa) was very pleasant and helpful.
The property is beautiful, with wonderful views and fantastic aesthetics! Definitely as advertised.
The Casita was wonderful and perfect for the two of us on our mini second honeymoon.
One amazing part of this rental not emphasized enough is the view and beauty of the sunrise as you're waking up. You can watch the ocean and skies transform from your pillow!
Very close to town although we recommend something more durable than our VW Vento...
The beach was within walking distance and had a variety of fish right there waiting for us. We had very pleasant experiences with neighbors and enjoyed the views and the area in general.
The walk in showers and stone outdoor tub allowed for some relaxation and enjoyment.
The only thing we would change was the firmness of the bed. However, our friends and family had the same experience, so it may be a Mexico thing to have a firm mattress.
Cozy and comfortable
John's "tower" rental is a nice little spot for a single or couple The second story is the bed/bath with a comfortable king size bed and ac. The lower level is the kitchen/sitting area without ac. If you close the shades around 9am but keep the sliders open it never gets too hot in the kitchen. In the evening a beautiful breeze comes down from the hills to cool things off. Sitting on the veranda in the evening with a cool beverage, the mountain breeze at your back, and watching the Sea of Cortez is a great way to end a day of exploring. There is great snorkeling within walking distance of the house, and even better snorkeling a short ride north of town. The fishing is awesome, and there are plenty of charter captains that charge very reasonable prices. Los Barilles is a wonderful little town with some great restaurants/bars, a nice little market and friendly people. I always feel safe here, even riding home at night.
The only thing missing is a good propane grill or wood oven, I missed being able to cook outdoors. If you plan to use the kayaks for fishing you had better make other plans. Neither kayak is really equipped for fishing and the bigger of the two is missing the backrest, rigging and rod holder. They are fine for a quick paddle but not any serious fishing or touring. I believe you can rent a kayak at the hotel in town or down at Rancho Leonero. I fished one day with Francisco, his wife Teresa takes care of the house, and we caught some nice yellow fin tuna and dorado...YUM! She will even prepare a gourmet meal for you at a very reasonable price if you don't like to cook. I plan to come back to this spot as soon as possible, Baja is awesome!
Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, or Conditioning classes in town.