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Waterfront suite in upscale Barra free bikes

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

waterfront,walking distance,pool,view, studio,bikes. 2 Baths, Sleeps 2

This fabulous waterfront studio suite in the up scale canal area of Barra boasts spectacular views of the water, mountains and famous Grand Bay Hotel.

It is one of three suites in Villa Santa Barbara and sleeps 2 people. You can add another suite for more people.

The pool is directly in front of this suite and there is another outdoor kitchen adjoining t with gas bbq,fridge and full size stove with out door bathroom and shower.

There is a palapa with bar for shade and a grand terrace with lots of space for lounging on comfy patio furniture.

Inside the suite there is a comfortable king size bed(not concrete),private bathroom with huge shower and a well equipped small kitchen with full size fridge and two stove top burners.

About 8:am the french baker will come by the dock and you can enjoy fresh baked goods delivered each morning by boat.

Eat Tacos in the village, surf the warm water, enjoy a picnic on the beach, shop the weekly market or nap in the hammock. We also offer painting classes,email for details.

How about a manicure,pedicure or message? A car is optional, we are close enough to walk to everywhere but far enough away you will not hear the traffic and noise from town. It is about an eight to ten minute walk to town or a 3 minute cab ride or water taxi ride from your own dock. There is a pickle ball court nearby.

It is perfect for family reunions,friends get away and we have 2 addition suites as well, one for 2 to 4 people and a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom Penthouse suite that can sleep up to six.

There are many different kinds of birds surrounding this beautiful Villa,they start singing around 5:00 pm.

Enjoy a traditional Mexican dinner cooked for you by locals along with other guests or take a sunset cruise or snorkeling tour in a private ponga.You are far enough away from the center of things that you will hear nothing except boats. It is all within walking distance of beaches,restaurants and night life,no car necessary. You can get all you need in the way of groceries and there are many great places to eat, everything from the best inexpensive taco stands to high end dining. If you are looking to get way from business of the big city and want it all in a smaller setting, this is the place!Managers are available on site to help need 24 hours 12 months a year and will be there to greet you with beverages and snacks upon arrival your arrival November through April 30th

Note: Our place is a licensed business. When booking a rental it is important to find out if the place you rented is licensed. Always ask.

Keywords: ocean, waterfront, view, pool, beach, one bedroom,2 bathroom bedroom,deck,air conditioning, barbeque, kitchen, internet

More Details

Barbara Durham
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018

About Barbara Durham

From Gibsons,BC we traveled to many places in Mexico before choosing Barra for the perfect place to build a vacation rental. Barra has everything to offer from music and artizans to friendly,helpful locals,fine dining as well as some of the best Mexican food. Having always been in the service industry,we knew this property was one of a kind with its endless waterfront and everything needed for a perfect vacation.Walk,ride bikes or take a water taxi from our dock, you will be in centro in a few minutes!

Barbara Durham purchased this villa in 2007

Why Barbara Durham chose Barra de Navidad

There is only two other unique properties like this on the pacific coast,the two others are private homes and they are both in Barra.This lot became available one day and I bought it the next.There is water on two of three sides,there are no cars yet you can travel by car,boat or walk to everything within eight minutes.There is peace and quiet and beauty surrounding the entire property.

What makes this villa unique

This property has it's own private dock with it's own privite ponga(boat)that most others do not have.There is many different species of birds that fly over head down the canals at dusk,it is beautiful!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We found Villa Santa Barbara to be a luxurious Mexican Oasis on a quaint canal waterfront setting. My husband and I came to Barra for a restful fun getaway & we found it here! Barb & Barry are fun, easy going gracious hosts. Every suite is private. One of the best features is the crystal clean pool & patio area. We can envision coming here again & sharing this great place with our family.

Thanks Barb & Barry!

~ Jill & Dennis

Nelson Comax Valley

"We were the first guests to stay in the Penthouse suite - it was perfect! There was lots of room inside and out. Barry & Barb were fabulous hosts - anything we needed, they found it for us. We had a "fiesta" with them and the other guests one night... lots of fun!

Beautiful scenery, an easy walk to Barra, a lovely pool, great weather and accommodation not to mention the awesome company... what more could we ask?

Thanks, Barb & Barry - we'll see you in Gibson's in June."

~ Mike & Sue Ohman

Skip & Judy Stothert &

Sandy Bowell

"We just stayed at Villa Santa Barbra for 1 week Nov. 26/08 to Dec.4/08. All we can say is it was amazing, Barb and Barry made us feel like family, the pictures are amazing but when you get there it is even more beautiful, can't wait to go back -- the best spot yet with all our world travels. Barb and Barry, thanks for a great time!

If you are going to Barra De Navadad, stay with Barry and Barb, the most amazing place."

~ Bill & Pierrett
Nov 2007
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Barra de Navidad Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • private bathroom in suite and another bathroom with shower outdoors next to pool
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size bed(1) or 2 singles
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
During high season Dec 15th to March 30th we provide maid service 2 times weekly. with a one time charge of $25. If you want more we can arrange it but more than 2 times a week is paid by guest. April through Dec 14th we provide cleaning once a week.Also private ponga for charters May 1st to Dec 15th,air is optional at $12 a day. When you are looking book a place it is important that you ask the owner if their place is licensed. If it is not and the owners rent without being licensed and do not pay taxes, authorities are notified you may be told to leave. Always ask. .


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Waterfront suite in upscale Barra free bikes
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

The best place to stay in Barra!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Santa Barbara was such a gem to find! Not only are Barb and Barry the friendliest hosts we've ever had but they made our vacation amazing. They have been spending time in Barra for over 12 years and they know the area extremely well. All of their recommendations for restaurants, beaches, stores and things to do were amazing. The Villa itself is also fantastic. We stayed in the Junior Suite and it had everything we needed (full bathroom, kitchen, fridge, water cooler with drinking water, comfortable king size bed). The Villa is located on the canal and it either a quick 10 minute walk into town or a 3 minute water taxi to the action downtown(20 pesos each way). The French Baker that comes by boat each morning was also a fabulous treat. If you are looking to really experience Barra, stay here! You will not find better hosts or a better place to stay. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us,we really enjoyed meeting you both and chatting. We can not wait to see you again! You are both so great to be around! Kind regards, Barb and Barry
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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our stay at Villa Santa Barbara. We had a great time. We stayed in the junior suite which was well equipped. The location was perfect, only 10 minute walk to the beach. Barbara and Barry were just great and really helpful. Our flight got in late so Barbara left dinner for us in the fridge which we really appreciated.

Villa Santa Barbara is serene and close to everything, it was exactly as described on the listing, clean and well maintained.

We would definitely go back there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have travel though out Mexico and this is the very best place we have ever stayed only sorry it was not long enough

This place is so very special

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were the best and we so enjoyed having you with us! Kind regards, Barb and Barry
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Quiet place to rest and relax!

  • 5 of 5

Barb and Barry are most solicitous hosts and help visitors make the most of their holiday stay. They are very knowledgeable of the music and restaurant scene in Barra and environs. Accommodations are very clean and comfortable. The addition of water taxis and the French Baker every day make this a standout vacation setting!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being so gracious! We really enjoyed and appreciated having you stay with us!
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Awesome!! Best place to stay in Barra de Navidad!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it at Villa Santa Barbara in Barra de Navidad!! My husband and I spent 8 nights there and we really enjoyed it!! I would recommend anyone to stay there and when we go back, we will defiantly stay there again!! Barbara is so helpful and fun to be around. All their suites are well maintained, clean and very comfy! She has lot's of knowledge of the area and made our stay so relaxing!! The water taxi right from our dock is so convenient and easy to get around. It's like our home away from home!!



  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were so much fun to be around and thank you for your stay
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Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Barb and Barry were warm and friendly hosts that went the extra mile to make sure we had a great and fun stay. The place was fantastic - the pool (cleaned daily!) and palapa area were great for some private lounging (or eating treats from the French Baker brought to the dock) before getting on a water taxi to take you directly to town and the beach. Walking to town was easy and quick too. The room was very clean, well decorated, and well stocked -the welcome beers and guacamole were a real treat. Barra is a great town to relax in, laid back and still very Mexican with lovely beaches and reasonable prices. Words can't do justice to how much we loved Barra and Barb and Barry's place. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were so great and can not wait to see you another time! Cheers, B and B
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Car: not necessary

our Villa is on the end of the canal closest to town with water and 2 sides where you see passing by boats boarders and the French Baker comes daily to our dock.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $38.46

Air conditioning optional/May 1st to Dec 15th $12 per day 30 % at time of booking/30 % 90 days before arrival? 30 % balance on arrival 30 % non refundable and the other 30% is refunded if re booked

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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