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CASA TRANQUILIDAD;Family Home with Adjacent Guest House.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 6-8

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).


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

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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 29, 2017

Why The Owner chose Barra de Navidad

On our very first visit to Barra we were completely smitten. The location, the sun, the sea, the relative social stability, the delightful people, the enchanting village, the energy and the hospitality were overwhelming. Within three days we bought our wonderful casa and we have not regretted that impulsive decision for a moment since.

What makes this house unique

One of the marvellous aspects of spending time in Barra is the many alternatives which are possible. You can stay put.... totally... hang out around the pool, shop in the barrio, eat at home, play pool, listen to music or you can explore the village and immediate surroundings; Melaque, La Manzanilla,La Colimilla, lunch at the Grand Bay, golf, fishing or water sports. For those curious folks who can stay longer, we are two hours from the wonderful, colonial town of Colima, four hours from Ajijic and Guadalajara, the artisanat center of Mexico, and La Ticla, some of the best surfing on the coast. Bustling Puerto Vallarta is only three hours north along the coast with marvellous beaches and exclusive hotels along the way.


Barra de Navidad House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation policy. In the event of cancellation, please refer to our Rental Agreement (15% administration fee on the full amount will be charged)
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master bedroom suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , shared bedrooms 2 and 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , main floor of main house
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , with balcony overlooking the pool
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) sofas(2)
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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CASA TRANQUILIDAD;Family Home with Adjacent Guest House.
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Fabulous Family Retreat!!! beautifully maintained and in a excellent location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an adult family location at this little oasis. Home was delightful, spacious and cool. It was very well stocked and the location was excellent with quaint little local market to buy supplies from.... just aside the back gate ( everyone was well trained, if you returned your beer bottle deposit, beer was only 13 pesos, so mom never had to clean up empties!!!)..Lots of local cheap eateries within walking... distance. The cleaning staff was friendly, pleasant and aimed to please . the Casita was also well equipped and perfect for an extended family with some space from the main house. There was enough space to play cards, eat as a family, have sleep in the hammock and the pool table was an added bonus!! The only suggestion I would have.... is not to have cactus plants and pots around the pool edge. We had many cactus casualties if we want to get a little sunshine around the pool edge as the swimming pool is well shaded. The fountain is great and keeps the bugs at bay.!! Would highly recommend this home!

cheers Denise and gang

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you need and more!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, everything needed for cooking and entertaining. Nice pool for floating in hot afternoons. The pool table was really fun. Wish the staff didn’t come so early to clean on checkout day but otherwise everything was just lovely.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed our house and that it lived up to. and perhaps surpassed, your expectations. I apologize for the early cleaning start on your departure day...a large rental party was scheduled to arrive in the afternoon and knowing Chayo, our marvellous housekeeper, she was anxious to get the place ship-shape for their arrival.We normally avoid same day departures and arrivals but it is sometimes difficult, especially over the holiday season.
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Secluded in Barra

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Casa Tranquilidada. The house is extremely roomy and is very private. The vegetation on calle Costa Occidental keeps that side of the house cool in the hot weather. Since it was only two of us in the house it was very quiet and private for us, which was exactly what we where looking for. We had one minor issue and Alison from far away helped resolve the issue. I greatly recommend the house, it puts you in the heart of local Barra and close enough to the main downtown area and the beach while keeping all the noise at bay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Barra de Navidad, and we were really happy that we chose Casa Tranquilidad. We rented the casita with the house, and there was more than enough room for all six of us to spread out and not feel crowded. The house and grounds are just as nice, if not better, than they are in the pictures. Chaya, the housekeeper, along with her daughter-in-law Ruby, come in twice a week and do a very thorough job cleaning the house. Chaya will also help if there are any questions, although she doesn’t speak English, so a little sign language and a translating app on the phone may be necessary.

The town and beach are an easy walk from the house, and there are several stores close by for quick shopping. There is a flea market on Wednesdays in town that is fun to explore, and we also enjoyed walking on the beach from Barra to Melaque, which is about two miles. We would take the bus back, and that was also a fun experience. There are also several small boats in the harbor with captains that will take you out for a variety of excursions.

Communicating with Alison was easy and any questions we had were quickly answered. We spent a week at Casa Tranquilidad in January and are going back for another week in March, so that probably best expresses how much we enjoyed Barra and how much we enjoyed staying in Alison’s beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had the very best time! Not to far from town at all! All the other reviews really cover most everything a lot of very helpful tips from the taco place, butcher and grocery just around the corner to the beaches etc.. We will be back!! Thank you Allison for the great stay!!


  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Casa Tranquilidad for 17 nights over Christmas and New Years and had our two adult children and their spouses stay with us for a week. There was loads of room for everyone and the whole property was incredibly private. We were pleased to find that the pool was much larger than expected and was meticulously maintained. The cleaners, Chayo and her daughter Rubi, were very pleasant and kept the house spotless. The house was also much larger than expected and was well-equipped with absolutely anything that we needed, even a great selection of books in both English and French. The house is beautifully tiled throughout, with different themes in each of the bathrooms. We chose to rent the adjoining casita so that our newly-married couple could have some privacy, which also gave us access to the street on the other side of the property, Nuevo Espana. Directly across from the gate was a great little store that had most of the day to day little things we needed to pick up. Down one block was a larger store that had great produce, regular groceries and all the alcohol we wanted to buy! A butcher shop was also steps away as was a little taqueria that we did not spend enough time at. The house was very close to the centre of town and we walked back and forth a couple of times most days. We did not rent a car, but if we had we did have room for 2 vehicles to park with the casita parking. The casita itself was a lovely little self-contained unit which would have been perfect for just the two of us if it was available separately which it is not. The grounds are lush and very well maintained, with the gardeners giving the property plenty of attention twice each week. For a group of 6 - 8 people, this is truly a private little resort although it was a little large for just the two of us when the kids were not there. The owner was great to deal with and made our first international VRBO rental very easy. We would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Grand Bay; Isla de Navidad (by water taxi)
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Taqueria Ramos
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Bahia de navidad
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $241.37

Rental on a weekly basis only.
Rates quoted are for the large house which accommodates a maximum of 6. To accommodate larger parties, if the guest house is required ,the rental rate is $600 CDN weekly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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