House, 6 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 2-16)
Why Owner chose Los Barriles
To us, vacationing in Punta Pescadero means leaving our hectic lives behind and taking time to appreciate the simple pleasures -- seeing rays leap from the ocean in the morning light; enjoying an ice-cold Pacifico beer and homemade tortilla chips at the bar of Punta Pescadero Paradise Hotel; kayaking or snorkeling in the clear, calm water of the cove; taking the family to taco nights in nearby El Cardonal; and watching the full moon rise out of the ocean. It also means spending time with the people who matter most in our lives. Casa Alvarado has so much sleeping space, we hope we can accommodate the people who matter most in yours, whether they be family, fishing buddies or old friends.
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Took our breath away!!!
This property is absolutely stunning. It feels like you're on a cruise ship when you're in the family/kitchen area because all you see is water. The views, stars, sunrises, and moon rises are breathtaking. There was plenty of space for 13 of us. This property is essentially a private resort; each bedroom with it's own bathroom, good size pool, and beach with hardly anyone around. Very quiet and remote. If you want a place to relax, then I highly recommend this property. Susan is the best property owner/manager that I have interacted with. Extremely helpful and engaging. It's very important to her that everyone has a great time. Carlos checks on you daily and Griselda is a fantastic cook!! There's a resort close by that makes great drinks and delicious food. We already told our oldest daughter to get married here. Let's see if we can convince her. WE CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!!!
Magical Retreat on the Sea of Cortez
My family (2 children aged 10 and 12) and 2 friends stayed in Casa Alvarado for 7 days and I cannot say enough good things about it. We snorkeled in the the reef right in front of our beach and saw a veritable aquarium of fish every day. Parrot fish, balloonfish, stingrays and eels to just name a few. We spent every morning paddle boarding the turquoise waters in the beautiful Sea of Cortez.
The location was perfect as we could easily walk to the hotel for drinks or a meal but the entire complex of Punta Pescadero is off the beaten path and is very safe and not overdeveloped like the area around Los Cabos. At this time of year, we saw at most 8 people on the beach at any given time. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation far from the crowds and lots of water activities and potential for adventure, this is the place. If you get a chance and are in whale shark season, we recommend the 2.5 hour drive to La Paz to snorkel with whale sharks. It was an amazing opportunity and our kids cannot stop talking about it!
As for the house, you will want for nothing. There are endless bottles of purified water and all the utensils and appliances to satisfy any chef. Carlos, the caretaker, came by every day to check on the pool and our needs and he is a treasure (he will always appreciate a cup of coffee in the am so please offer him a cup). :) The owner, Susan, is the nicest person and gives out very thorough information. The pool house had a ton of floats and snorkel equipment as well as water shoes for every size.
Honestly, the house far exceeded our expectations. The hardest part was saying goodbye but we are already thinking about coming out again for next year’s spring break.
Our 8 day family vacation for 12 in Baja Mexico
This is a wonderful location true to description. The kids loved the pool and we're easy to track their whereabouts. The layout of the home works well for large families. The kitchen amenities including ice machine was perfect for a large group. Sunrises followed by snorkeling, kayaking, & paddle boarding right in front was enjoyed almost daily followed by sunsets and family games The preparation emails by Susan answered all our questions and helped make us be ready to "be there". Carlos property manager was very attentive including aiding us in a rare power outage. Highly recommend a delicious cooked by Griselda meal brought in the first night and tortillas as needed. We would highly consider staying here again if returning to this area.
Fantastic Family Vacation
We planned a family vacation for my husband and three of his siblings and their special others and were very happy with our stay. The house was wonderful, the views were amazing and the staff at the house were very helpful. We enjoyed breakfast and supper catered by Griselda and Ofelia every second day and their food was wonderful. The caretaker Carlos was very helpful and even brought us back some hot sauce when we mentioned we were having trouble finding a certain type. We snorkeled and saw beautiful fish and even a sea snake, and one day we saw some orcas off in the distance. We took walks on the beach and did some day trips in the area and just had the best time. One of the most amazing things about this house was the owner, Susan, and how helpful she was. She kept in touch prior to our stay and by the time we got there, I felt like we were staying with family. The only somewhat negative thing about the trip was the crazy bumpy road leading to the resort area. Definitely use Octavio Cato's transportation company. They were on time and gave us lots of information about the area as we drove.
We can't wait to plan our next trip here.
This property is ideal for anyone that wants to get away from the beaten track. They have all the amenities you could ask for and a view that is unparalleled. Carlos that takes care of the place comes by daily to check on you. The pool is in excellent shape and the property is big enough that even with 9 adults we always had enough space. They have every game you could think of for your night time activities and the fire pit is ideal. If you truly want to get away, you can't beat this property.
Absolutely a home away from home!
We four couples had a fabulous 10 day stay at Casa Alvarado. The location is perfect - in a cove for more protected snorkeling & enjoying the warm & clear ocean. We had breakfast & dinner prepared by the lovely sisters who have worked for years in the well appointed kitchen. Walking to the hotel for lunch/drinks is just a few short minutes away. We used the standup paddle boards, kayaks provided by Casa Alvarado. Carlos, who oversees the property, kept us in ice & drinking water our entire stay. Housekeeping services were much appreciated. Communications with owners is excellent!! Highly recommend this property :)