Barra de Navidad, on the Costa Alegre, midway between Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta, is a picturesque, friendly little fishing town built on a sandbar that extends into the Bahia de Navidad. The town is a 20 minute drive to the Manzanillo International airport with direct flights in season from Calgary,, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles and, of course Mexico city. Barra, as it is familiarly known, is a charming, safe town which is sleepy in the off season and bustling at Christmas and Easter Week. For swimming and water sports, you can choose between the calm waters of the lagoon, the beach on the bay or one of the spectacular neighbouring beaches. At the far end of the Bahia de Navidad is the busy town Melaque. For those looking to explore and visit , Barra is 2 hours from Colima, 3 hours from Puerto Vallarta and an easy 4 hours to beautiful Guadalajara.
Many of the cobblestone streets are open to pedestrians only and the village is easily explored on foot. Across the bay, accessible by road or water-taxi, in Isla de Navidad, is the 5 star Grand Hotel, with marina and a world class golf course. Barra abounds in good restaurants, great sport fishing, excursions and all variety of water sports.We have breathtaking sunsets,a tremendous variety of birds and we are blessed with warm, delightful people. Time for REAL REST.
Our casa is a spacious, comfortable two-storey family home. The property which is on a large double lot, is fully enclosed for complete privacy and security. We have wonderful staff who come twice weekly and the property is impeccably maintained. Within the 8-to 10 foot walls which surround the property you will discover the large palapa, two separate outdoor eating and bbq areas, luscious, mature tropical garden, a fountain and a good sized pool.
Indoors, the living/dining space on the ground floor is completely open and we have recently added a pool table! You will also find a fully equipped kitchen as well as a full bathroom downstairs.Ceiling fans throughout.
Upstairs; there is the den/ TV /office area, plus 2 full bathrooms and 3 large bedrooms (king, double and 2 twin; all with fans and AC in the master bedroom) with large front and back balconies. The house is fully equipped, plenty of towels and linen, lots of books, games CD's and DVDs for relaxed and easy living. A WIFI connection has recently been installed and is available to visitors. We have good neighbourhood grocery shopping and some of the best taco spots in Barra a minute away.
We have recently completed construction of lovely guest house on an adjoining lot,next to the main building. It is also fully enclosed and secure. The new casita has a king bedroom with adjoining full bath. It has a small but fully equipped kitchen as well as an indoor living area and an outdoor palapa dining area. The guesthouse is completely independant of the main house, however the two properties can be opened up to share the garden and pool.The two houses can be rented together for larger groups (max 10).
NB. THE RENTAL RATES QUOTED BELOW APPLY TO THE MAIN HOUSE ONLY. COST OF THE GUEST HOUSE, IF NEEDED, IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
Housekeeper, gardener and pool maintenance come twice weekly.
A no smoking house
No pets please.
More photos available upon request.
Our cancellation policy; deposit fully refunded less a 15% administration fee on the full amount for cancellation 60 days before arrival date . In the event of cancellation after this date, deposit will not be refunded. "Rain checks" can be negotiated when possible