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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Very large 3 bedroom 2.5 bath on the Sea of Cortez
Casa El Refugio is a new construction completed in 2013. The construction technique was created with the concept of using as many sustainable and locally produced building materials as possible. The primary building material is COB. COB is a mix of clay, sand, straw, and water. COB is very much like adobe but instead of forming the clay mixture into bricks, the mixture is shaped and compacted on site to directly form the walls. This creates a large monolithic structure that has incredible strength and insulation characteristics. All exterior walls are at least 2 feet thick of solid material. Other local materials of note include the gorgeous solid rock foundation and bricks which were individually hand shaped and fired. All doors, cabinets, and drawers are made from a beautiful local mountain hardwood called Palo Chino. The beams in the fully enclosed courtyard are another type of local mountain hardwood.
The house design was developed from the concept of the Hacienda. It has a fortress type appearance from the exterior but when the threshold is passed, the feeling becomes warm and inviting. All rooms are accessed from the central, fully enclosed courtyard. The courtyard has beautiful iron work trellis and columns that support a shade covering of wooden beams. A wall fountain adds a feeling of vitality to the courtyard. When passing from the courtyard into the main part of the house a panorama of the Sea of Cortez takes over. The large central room contains the entertainment area, dining area, and kitchen. The ocean side is constructed using Nana Walls which are glass wall panels that fold out so the entire front of the house is open for inside/outside living. The master suite is to the right of the main room and fronts the Sea of Cortez as well.
The kitchen is very large and done with rustic brick work and red granite counters. A large pantry is attached to the kitchen. It is a function first kitchen that is very easy to work in.
The entertainment area has a 60 inch flat screen HD plasma TV, a BlueRay DVD player, surround sound home theater system, and Dish Network HD programming packages. The sound system also has remote speakers and controls located in each room, the courtyard, and the front patio.
The dining area has a 9' solid mesquite dining table with 8 matching chairs
The front patio overlooking the Sea of Cortez has ample seating, a propane BBQ, a wood BBQ/fire box, and a hot tub/spa capable of holding up to 6 people
The master suite has a large walk in closet and shower with two onyx sinks set in the granite counter.
The two guest bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom with a large shower and a travertine sink set in a granite counter. Solid mesquite armoires are in each of the guest bedrooms.
The house is air conditioned throughout.
There is a 10KW solar panel array on the roof that is connected to the local power grid. Using this grid tie back system means virtually all the electricity used is generated on site using solar technology.
High Speed Wi-Fi internet and excellent cellular phone service are also present.
Member since: 2013
- 1 story
- 4200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Cleaning fee of $40 USD for stays of three nights or less. Additional cleaning services available during stay at cost of $40 USD per cleaning.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Located 7 miles north of Los Barriles is Casa Concha. It is 1 mile south of Punta Pescadero and has its own very private and quiet setting. The spectacular ocean front location is ideal for snorkeling, kayaking, SUP, and fishing from the beach
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: My wife Kim and I have lived in Los Barriles for 13 years and absolutely love it here. We are both Kite Boarders and I also enjoy the great fishing we have here. Kim is very active in the local community and is the acupuncturist at the Spa de Cortez
Why the Owner Chose La Paz Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
We purchased the lot the house sits on in 2007 because it is in such a beautiful and unique setting. We decided to start building in 2011. We broke ground late that year and have just finished construction in March of 2013
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The peaceful isolation says it all. No other houses around, just the beautiful Sea of Cortez as far as you can see.
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Sea of Cortez Ocean Front Privacy
Ocean Front Seclusion
Patio Into House
High Performance Dual Fuel Range on Granite Island, & Local Hardwood Cabinetry.
Half Bath off Grand Room with Onyx Counter, Sink & Window
Courtyard & Fountain
Master Cal King Bed
Brick Room Cal King Bed
Jack & Jill Bathroom
Red Room Bed & Desk Area
View from the South. 10 KW Solar System
Front Patio and Spa and Fire Pit/BBQ Grill
Grand Room to Courtyard
Master Bath Area
Brick Room to Bath
Jack & Jill Bathroom
Red Room Queen Bed & Armoire
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017
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