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Casa de Las Palmas . . . like your own beachfront estate on the Sea of Cortez!

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Beautiful beach estate with pool & spa-4, 5 or 6 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, Sleeps 12-16

Bienvenidos! Relax and enjoy “Baja time” at Casa de Las Palmas, a private, gated beachfront estate located on the beautiful blue Sea of Cortez in Baja, Mexico. The villa is situated on over an acre of land in a quiet, convenient neighborhood that is a 5-minute trip by car or quad to the center of Los Barriles.

With 6-bedrooms and 5,500 square feet of living space, Casa de Las Palmas is one of the largest beachfront homes in Los Barriles and is perfect for large or small groups. We invite you to enjoy, relax, and unwind at our roomy family-friendly compound that sits on the edge of a white, sandy beach where you can swim, snorkel, kayak, fish, or paddleboard.

The beautifully designed heated pool and spa with a lush landscaped deck area is fully fenced, gated, and protected with child-safety locks, an added benefit for families with small children. The pool area was designed to be enjoyed year-round and is protected and out of the wind, which is especially nice during the cooler winter months!

As you enter the arched doors of the large, airy great room, your first sight is a gorgeous view of the Sea of Cortez framed by arched porticos and swaying palm trees. An extensive remodel in 2009 continued the elegant style of a sprawling single level traditional Spanish hacienda with private patios, outdoor seating areas, and large verandas with spacious dining areas. A wall of sliding glass doors on the beach side afford views of the sea from anywhere in the room.

One side of the great room has a large, well-equipped modern kitchen with a dining area that seats 12 or more. Comfortable couches, chairs, and a game table provide a separate conversation area at the other end of the room where you can enjoy major channels on the satellite TV. Equipped with a DVD player, an Xbox, and connection for computer to television, everyone is sure to be satisfied. Connect to high-speed internet anywhere throughout the property, including the pool area and outdoor verandas.

The main house has four bedrooms (perfect for a smaller group) with the two Casita bedrooms just across the courtyard. The house comfortably sleeps 12 - 16 people yet still provides privacy if desired. The bedrooms are furnished with king or queen beds and all have private baths, other than two bedrooms which share a large Jack n’ Jill bath.

At Casa de Las Palmas, our fantastic staff will satisfy your every need. We have chefs who are available to cook for you on a daily or nightly basis. Traditional Mexican flavors combined with flame-grilled steaks, BBQ ribs, or grilled shrimp are always a favorite!

Max handles our transportation and is one of several English-speaking drivers who can provide you and your group round-trip airport transportation in large, air-conditioned passenger vans. You will arrive relaxed and ready to start your vacation at the Casa.

Tere and Lugarda are your housekeepers during your stay and come to the house on a daily basis to keep everything neat and tidy. Rene, our gardener and caretaker, maintains the property and grounds in an impeccable picture-perfect state while Beto keeps the pool in pristine condition.

As you sip your morning coffee on the veranda, you may catch sight of whales and their calves passing by, rays leaping out of the sea as they try to fly, or a school of porpoise traveling through. You will experience spectacular sunrises over the Sea of Cortez, as well as enjoying fabulous food and great conversation with family and friends under the starry night skies. The activity in and on the sea is non-stop and will provide daily thrills and excitement for everyone.

Before you know it, you will be in “Baja time” – a slower paced lifestyle where the days slip one into the next and daily cares become less important, where people are friendly, and life goes at its own pace. Remember, there is always mañana . . . so come enjoy, relax, and create memories of a lifetime at your home away from home . . . Casa de Las Palmas.


4-bedroom rates cannot be calculated with VRBO. Please email me for a detailed quote.

The villa with all amenities is available on a weekly basis (4-night minimum stay) or for up to a month. You will find several excellent restaurants in Los Barriles, a Saturday market with organic fruits, veggies, and fresh baked goods, a deli, grocery stores, and tourist shopping just five-minutes away in town. With all of the modern conveniences available, Los Barriles still maintains the quaint charm of a small fishing village, which you are sure to love. Your hosts live year round in town and are more than happy to help you plan everything to make your time here as perfect and stress-free as possible.

ATV’s and 2- or 4-seater side-by-sides are a great way to get around town and “live like a local.” (Ask about the discounts available to our guests.) These vehicles provide adventurous rides up the arroyos to picturesque waterfalls.

In an excellent area known for big game fishing for marlin, sailfish, yellow fin tuna, and Dorado, there are many boats and crew available for day trips. We will be glad to recommend our personal favorites.

Drivers and vans are also available for day trips, shopping, or other excursions. A day trip to Cabo Pulmo, a national marine park with one of the most beautiful reefs, is a great place for a picnic lunch where you can swim and snorkel with the sea lions and the many diverse species that inhabit the reef.

During the months of December through late February/early March, kiteboarding and wind surfing are the sports “du jour” due to the on-shore north winds. A short walk south from the house will take you to ExotiKite Kiteboarding School whose friendly, experienced instructors are all IKO trained and certified. All gear and equipment can be rented through them and your personal instructor will have you up and riding the wind and waves in no time.

Keywords: Large private beach-front home and casitas Baja California, Pool, hot tub, spa, family reunions, large groups, wedding parties, pool and spa, kite boarding, wind surfing, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, white sands

More Details

Mary Kufeldt-Antle
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

Why Mary Kufeldt-Antle chose Los Barriles

We love the area, the weather, and the warmth and friendliness of the people here. We are fortunate to have found such a lovely property and are happy to share it with you and your family!

What makes this villa unique

Our home is 'front row' - on the beach! With all of the activities that come with that - dolphins leaping, whales breaching, fish jumping, gorgeous sunrises, privacy, space, private heated pool with spa, and all the tranquility that comes with staying at your own private retreat . . . on the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mary,

We had a wonderful time staying at your house. The house, the veranda, the grounds, the pool, the electronic stuff were all first class. All the people that work with you were great. Kathy, Mac, Ian, Max, Lupe and Lucia, and the house keepers and gardeners were all extremely helpful. The food was fabulous. Lupe and Lucia brought their children by to meet us all on the last evening of the Yoga retreat. Several of us arranged a trip to Santiago with Max. He took us to the Zoo, the church and the waterfall, and we had lunch at the hotel int the garden. Kaaren took a two hour paddle board lesson with Peter Boot, one of your neighbors who lives several doors away down the beach. I fly fished up and down the beach. Caught some needle fish and and one rooster fish. Another day we went on a snorkeling trip up past Punta Pescadero to the "narco hotel" area and we had lunch at the hotel at Bahia de los Suenos. A lot of the hotel's electric and water was destroyed by the hurricane, but they were still able to feed us.

We are sending a link to flicker, where there is a slide show of photos that were taken by one of our class mates at the Yoga retreat.

We appreciate how hard you work to make this all happen. And we hope at some time in the future to come back to Los Barriles again.

A Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,

Kaaren and Joe
Oct 2012
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Los Barriles Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 - New bathroom at pool area complete with shower.
  • 5 full bathrooms with large showers plus new bath and shower facilities at pool area.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Extra twin bed in room available upon request.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Extra twin bed in room available upon request.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King bed converts to twin beds.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , King bed converts to twin beds.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Extra twin bed available in room upon request.
  • King size beds (3) - Bedrooms 4, 5, and 6 (all king beds can all be converted to twin beds.) Bedroom 4 also has an additional twin bed. Queen size Beds (3) in main house. Bedrooms 2 and 3 can accommodate twin beds upon request. Twin beds (4) which can be placed in other bedrooms as described above. Baby Cribs (2) portable cribs
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Leaving our dream house on an ATV adventure!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Sep 7, 2013

Best family trip ever – perfect place to relax and play In all of our bear family adventures, we have never come across a more perfect beach house than Casa de las Palmas. We were a family of 12 (3 generations with 8 adults and 4 children under the age of four) – and the home provided the perfect retreat for each of us. The property has something for everyone and provides space, privacy and comfort across the board. We particularly appreciated the family friendliness. We felt secure with a gated property that kept the children from wandering onto the beach or off the property. Additionally, the pool is child-proofed with an incredible shallow lounge section perfect for accompanied kiddos to take a dip. The homeowner also provides games for children (video games, Disney movies, beach gear and even a train set) and adults (snorkel gear, ping pong, satellite TV and internet). More importantly, the natural beauty and nearby outdoor activities (steps from the back porch) kept us busy and having fun. We stand-up paddle boarded every day and the marine life just outside the home is incredible – schools of fish, manta rays, dolphins, tortoises and more! The views from the common areas and patio are unrivaled. You can see clear waters, white beaches and mountains in the distance. On several occasions, we saw dolphins and tortoises in the ocean from our patio. The layout of the house is perfect for multiple families. There is a grand common area with huge patio and views, and comfortable lounge furniture to relax and enjoy the sun or shade. The bedrooms are organized in 3 wings. The main common area includes a bedroom and bathroom. Additionally, there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms connected to the main house by covered patios. Finally, there are wonderful casitas (2BR/2BA) with a covered patio overlooking the pool – and across a cobblestone walkway from the main house. The beds are comfortable, and the owner provided 2 cribs for our infant children. Finally, the homeowner went above and beyond to be sure we had a great time. She arranged for us to hire local chefs to prepare every lunch and dinner (much better value than eating out, and much less stressful than cooking in). Additionally, she connected us with local companies for fishing excursions (we were picked up by a boat at our house), ATV tours (pick-up and delivery at our house – an awesome adventure) and spa treatments. Every day we took on a new activity – and also found time to just relax at the great private pool and beautiful beach at the home.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews
Santa Monica

Spectacular Casa and Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 13, (10 adults and 3 children, ages 1, 7 & 10) just returned from a fantastic week long holiday in Los Barriles and all agree that Casa de Las Palmas is the best house we've ever stayed in (and we've stayed in many throughout the years)! The house is so well laid out and thought out, extremely comfortable and well equipped, that we immediately felt at home. Beyond the comfort of the spacious house and the beauty of the beachfront location, the ease of the booking and assistance owner Mary and her crew gave us made the holiday superb, from offering to do our shopping for us so the house would be stocked with our requested groceries when we arrived to arranging to have delicious dinners cooked nightly in house for us by wonderful chef Jorge and Miriam (among the best meals I’ve ever had!). Our holiday got off to a very good start with Max’s airport pick up and Mary greeting us and showing us around the house when we arrived, followed by a lovely welcome dinner of traditional Mexican food. From the awe-inspiring views from the expansive veranda, the beautiful beach outside our door, excursions on ATVs to the arroyo waterfall, delightful snorkeling up the coast, enjoying the lovely swimming pool and hot tub and lounging on the deck and patio, we all had a wonderful vacation in Los Barrilles, with Casa de Las Palmas the jewel in the crown! We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of the Best - We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at Casa De Las Palmas was incredible. We searched for an unforgettable property to celebrate our mom's 70th birthday and had 6 adults, 5 kids (ages 2-9). This property was perfect for all of us. Mary is by far one of the best owners you will encounter through rentals. From the moment you reach out to her to the moment you wrap up your stay, she will ensure everything is taken care of and perfect for your specific needs. She is also incredibly well connected with EVERYONE in the town, and was always available if we needed help. We simply reiterate what the other reviews said about the property, beach, pool, spa, flower gardens and "extras" being second to none. We would highly recommend staying here to anyone. A few particular highlights:

-Ample room and privacy, even for a large group. We also liked the late November time frame, seemed like many expatriates we met, were just arriving for their long stays.

-Beach front, plus shielded and "very kid-friendly" private pool and hot tub. Once you get your beach time in each day, it is wonderful to enjoy the quiet pool and hot tub.

-Chef dinners - Rogelio and Miriam ended up coming every night for dinner. This was our first chef experience and if you have never elected to have a chef, do yourself a favor and make sure you have them come at least for a couple of dinners. They are incredible and absolutely worth every penny

-Pre-stock the fridge - What an awesome service to have all of your food and drinks there waiting for you when you arrive. Again worth every penny and Mary and her staff worked so hard to find all of the items we requested

-Amenities and extras - You will have more than you need of everything

-Kids loved the pool and sand toys, ocean kayaks, geckos, lizards, dogs and sea turtles being released every morning on our beach, plus watching kite-boarders all day was awesome

-ATV and UTV/side-by-side rental - Through the company Quad Girl, per Mary's recommendation, plus discount. What an incredible experience. If you have kids or are adventurous, be sure to rent a couple vehicles and visit the waterfall. Quad girl personally delivers the vehicles to Mary's house for your use and picks them up 24-48+ hours later. We will always cherish the unique experiences we had in LB riding these to places you could probably never experience the same way in the US

-Transportation - Seamless through Mary

Thank you Mary and your staff, we sure look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property for a multi-generational family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a wonderful property! We had a family vacation at Casa de Las Palmas in July and couldn't have been more pleased with our stay. The property is expansive and yet contained so that there is enough room and privacy, even for a large group. We had a party of 10 and there were ample opportunities for both togetherness and time away. The beachfront location is convenient and supplies incredible views throughout the day. The house has so many "extras" that would be additional costs if we had rented another property- SUPs, kayaks, and snorkeling gear just to name a few. The pool is amazing- the pictures do not do it justice! On top of that, Mary is fantastic and has thought of everything! She was friendly, helpful, and available. She also responded to questions very quickly. Rogelio and Miriam came twice to cook for us and the food was delicious- we almost had fights over their apple empanadas. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Casa de Las Palmas- it's wonderful! Thanks you, Mary, for such a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashland, Oregon

Fabulous Family and Friends Spring Break Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at Casa De Las Palmas was wonderful! We had 8 adults 3 kids and the rooms were perfect for all of us. It was the perfect combinations of relaxation and activities. We all enjoyed having the beach just out the back porch as well as a private pool and spa. The house was stocked with everything you would need from games, to ping pong, kayaks and a hammock to enjoy a quick nap. Mary the host was exceptional. She attended to our every need. We elected to have the chef prepare dinner and breakfast and it was one of the best decisions we made. Rojelio prepared the most delicious meals and was able to accommodate a wide variety of tastes including vegetarians. We would highly recommend staying here to anyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa de Las Palmas - we will be back

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at Casa de Las Palmas two years running now and absolutely love this place. There were 14 of us staying there and at no point did we feel cramped or under foot. The location is incredible with beautiful views and areas for the family to rest and play. The kids loved the pool and hot tube and had tons of fun spotting whales and dolphins right from the house. As other reviewers have said it can get windy (which is great as I kiteboard) there but the back of house at the pool area is incredibly sheltered and warm.

Not only is Mary very nice and personable she is extremely professional in how she manages every aspect all of her properties. The house is very well stocked with just about kitchen utensil imaginable being stocked. Mary has a wide network of folks she knows in LB so just ask if you want advice on something.

In summary the house is great, amenities are great and the location is great. Particularly so if you kiteboard or windsurf.

We will be back next year !!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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super villa!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly awesome property... our second time there! We had 8 adults and 6 children ages 6 months to 9 years of age. Enough space for everyone, with the villa and casita. Plus the property is so large that, between the beach/huge front facing the ocean/quiet side areas/large pool, there were lots of places for kids and adults to hang out. Mary (the owner) has an awesome chef for catered meals, and if you feel like going to a restaurant... there is a great one you can walk to in about a minute! The villa comes with a well equipped kitchen, lots of beach towels, life jackets, snorkel equipment, sand toys, etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
San Jose del Cabo
Nearest Beach
Right in front of the house!
Car: not necessary

Kayaking, fishing, ATV riding through the arroyos and to the waterfalls, kite boarding, surfing, stand-up paddle boards, mountain hiking, zip lines, and more...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150

4-BEDROOM Rate: $675/night Regular Rate (minimum 4-night stay)

All rates are in US Dollars.
Cancellation policies are outlined in the Rental Agreement.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Maximum number of people allowed is 16.
Pet fee: $150 and with prior approval of owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund