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Rustic Mexican Style Country Paradise

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Country House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

With vistas spanning the mountains behind and views of the best sunsets in Oaxaca across the valley below, you will never want to leave this country paradise. Casa El Barco was built years ago to capture the cool breezes and the vistas of the local hills above Oaxaca. Only 20 minutes from downtown Oaxaca, it is the ideal destination for those wishing to take advantage of all the city has to offer while returning home to the quiet and clean air of San Pablo Etla, a traditional Zapotec village.

Built of adobe and decorated in a rustic Mexican style with crafts from all over the state of Oaxaca, the house features modern facilities with an old world charm. El Barco offers outdoor dining, private patios for relaxing, Wi-Fi indoors and out, comfortable beds, gardens filled with flowering plants and fruit trees, and a shared communal in-ground pool with palapa. The house is also adjoined by 'La Casita del Barco' VRBO #170310 a very private casita that can also be rented for larger groups.

Available for the first time ever as a vacation destination, this house has been a private family home until two years ago and has all the appointments of a house that has been lived in and loved.

Please find much more information and photos on our dedicated website, www.vacationrentalsoaxaca.com

Keywords: house, rustic Mexican, adobe, country house

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Property Manager
Adele Hammond
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Adele Hammond

Adele Hammond, artist, and founder of Abrazo Style (a fashion accessories company that works directly with indigenous artisans in Oaxaca and Chiapas, MX), lived in Oaxaca for five years with her husband, John, and daughter, Siena.

Adele Hammond purchased this villa in 2006

Why Adele Hammond chose San Pablo Etla

We love Oaxaca, its culture, its climate, its art and living in a small village on the shoulders of the local mountains.

What makes this villa unique

What we love most about our place is that while other people are caught in traffic and fighting the congestion of the city, we are watching the sunset at the pool with a glass of wine, listening to the birds after having spent a lovely day in town.

Guestbook comments from the manager

El Barco was the perfect choice for a relaxing vacation.The photos don't lie and the home feels like a real home. Rare to find such a gem.
Nov 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Rustic Mexican Style Country Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Retreat

  • 5 of 5

El Barco was the perfect choice for a relaxing vacation.The photos don't lie and the home feels like a real home.Rare to find such a jem.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Mary! We are delighted you found El Barco to be as much of a home to you as it is to us. And we look forward to your return. I hope you made a lot of art while there. It is an inspiring place where many artists have come to work and relax. Best! Adele
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Eugene, Oregon and Heceta Beach, north of Florence, Oregon
5

Pam

  • 5 of 5

We three sisters stayed here for one month. The rooms, baths, and living areas are spacious and comfortable. The pool is convenient with beautiful design and views. Oaxaca can be accessed by public transportation, taxi, or car rental in 20-30 minutes. The village life is a welcome contrast to the noise and stimulation of the big city. Walking, hiking and enjoying the beautiful outdoors is a daily must. American neighbors are friendly and helpful, as are the native staff. We plan to return annually!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Del Mar, California
5

A better Home away from Home Mexican Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Charming, comfortable, authentic and soulfull. It is easy to become native by catching the collectivo taxi in the village to take you downtown Oaxaca (40mins). We loved finding our way Mexico style and relied heavily on locals to direct us and help us food shop (We spoke no Spanish). Neighbors, the manager and local staff were warm and friendly. Thanks to Jean & Melinda who live next door. Thanks to other neighbors for including us in their Day of the Dead celebrations and the Bodaga Boys Band for entertaining us around the pool. We enjoyed two meals cooked by local help and enjoyed getting to know everyone in the area.We highly recommend our stay i this area and at the house. Thanks to Adele for making it all so easy.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. The house and surrounds were very comfortable, sensuous and endlessly interesting. Adele has a great sense of decor and a lovely collection of local crafts in the house and a warm sense of local country decor. Facilities are convenient and functional and the manager and local people exceedingly helpful and welcoming into their community. San Pablo Etla in my opinion was close enough to Oaxaca to be convenient but out in the country on the edge of town. The house has a nice view of the valley below. The climate was ideal - a bit hot late in the day it cooled right off early evening. Great pool, Not having been to Oaxaca before, the area made a deep impression on us for its rich traditions in the arts, crafts, culinary, and historic interest, and not least the people we met were great. Feel like it would be an honor to be welcomed back, and look forward to it.

Loved the Ruins, The mountain pine forests, Market in Tlocolula, Birdwatching with Bill, Shopping for crafts, and our guide/driver/companion Sebastian.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place! Exceeded expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight rented both the main house and casita at El Barco to celebrate my 50th birthday and dia de los muertos. The place is magical! It is beautiful, charming, comfortable and nicely located beyond the urban reaches of downtown Oaxaca. Property manager Florencio was attentive and helpful in getting us settled-in and his wife, Sarai, prepared three delicious meals for us during our stay. Initially we were concerned about transportation since El Barco is a few miles from Oaxaca. We opted not to rent a vehicle and have no regrets with that decision. We enlisted the services of Sebastian to shuttle our group all over the area and act as our de facto tour guide. We can't say enough good things about Sebastian! He bent over backwards for us and made our visit truly unforgettable! My only hesitation in writing this very positive review is that it may make it more difficult to book El Barco again in the future! Great place and wonderful people! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceeded all expectations. Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight rented both the main house and casita at El Barco to celebrate my 50th birthday and dia de los muertos. The place is magical! It is beautiful, charming, comfortable and nicely located beyond the urban reaches of downtown Oaxaca.

Property manager Florencio was attentive and helpful in getting us settled-in and his wife, Sarai, prepared three wonderfully delicious meals for us during our stay.

Initially we were concerned about transportation since El Barco is a few miles from Oaxaca. We opted not to rent a vehicle and have no regrets with that decision. We enlisted the services of Sebastian to shuttle our group all over the area and act as our de facto tour guide. We can't say enough good things about Sebastian! He bent over backwards for us and made our visit truly unforgettable!

My only hesitation in writing this very positive review is that it may make it more difficult to book El Barco again in the future! Great place and wonderful people! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Oaxaca, Oaxaca, South East Mexico, Mexico (20 Minutes from Downtown Oaxaca in San Pablo Etla) --- With vistas spanning the mountains behind and views of the best sunsets in Oaxaca across the valley below, you will never want to leave this country paradise. Casa El Barco was built years ago to capture the cool breezes and the vistas of the local hills above Oaxaca. Only 20 minutes from downtown Oaxaca, it is the ideal destination for those wishing to take advantage of all the city has to offer while returning home to the quiet and clean air of San Pablo Etla, a traditional Zapotec village.

Other Activities: shopping, wildlife viewing, bird watching, water parks, ruins

There is much more information on our website: www.vacationrentalsoaxaca.com

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Rates & Availability

3a Sección San Pablo Etla Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Semana Santa
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$995
$3,200
 
 
Guelaguetza
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$995
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$900
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20

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Amenities

3a Sección San Pablo Etla Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Housekeeping 2x wk, valley views, multiple patios with outdoor dining, tree house, bicycles, outdoor grill, private suite in separate adjacent building, adjoining casita for larger groups (separate rental)

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