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Beautiful Waterfront deluxe Private suite with pool in upscale Barra

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Waterfront,view,private, pool,walking distance,ocean close, free bikes

This one bedroom suite is one of three suites in Villa Santa Barbara ilocated on the end of the canal closest to the village with water on 2 sides.

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. We also have bike for our guests on a first come basis, There is a secure gate from the street, once inside it boasts one of the best views in Barra. Please note, managers are available to help if needed 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.

This suite is located on the corner of the property with own bbq lounges and patio furnishings. There is a private outside screened dining area, perfect for meals and visiting. Inside you will find a spacious living room with huge doors that open too the terrace, beautiful built in comfortable sofa that converts to a Queen size bed for 2 more people. There is a well stocked full kitchen with Island and ambiance lights throughout, and walls are decorated with owners paintings. Go up three steps and you will find the bedroom with king size bed and shutters that open to overlook the living room and the view.

Across from the bedroom you will find the bathroom decorated with stained glass, double sinks and a big shower.

Go out side to the common to the common area there is a pool, palapa, hammocks, out door kitchen, private dock area. You can join the other guests for happy hour listening to the song birds, charter a boat, or see a sunset.

In the morning the French baker will come by with fresh baked goods delivered to your dock.

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 is for you, It is all at your finger tips.

Note: Our place is a licensed business. When booking a rental it is important to find out if the place you rented is licensed. If it is not and the owners rent without a license and do not pay taxes, authorities are notified you may be told to leave. Always ask.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018

About Barb

Both in the hospitality industry all our lives ,we wanted to create a beautiful space in the best part of Mexico!

Barb purchased this villa in 2007

Why Barb chose Barra de Navidad

Surrounded by water on 2 of three sides,private with views every where,perfect for a vacation.

What makes this villa unique

The baker comes by water daily in the season, fisherman go out daily and you can be picked up at the dock in a water taxi or call a cab.


Barra de Navidad Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    - there are only 2 bathrooms,one out side and one inside
  • you would use the out door bathroom if you stayed in the converted art studio
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • master overlook living room shutters open
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
there is a sofa bed that sleeps 2


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Waterfront deluxe Private suite with pool in upscale Barra
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Quaint relaxing little Oasis

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Barra de Navidad and won't be our last. The town is very quaint and felt safe at all times as we walked to and from town every day. Our stay at Villa Santa Barbara was everything we had hoped for. The premium suite was appointed with everything you need for your stay. Had wonderful sleeps in the King size bed with the cool breeze from the canal keeping it at a perfect temperature. Barry and Barb were the perfect hosts making you feel like their home was our home. We are really looking forward to our next visit to Barra where we will definitely stay at Villa Santa Barbara. Debra & Paul Feb 2017

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debra and Paul we loved having you as our guests. You were both so easy going,fun and positive (as well as helpful) and we look forward to seeing you both again.
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Hidden Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a little gem Villa Santa Barbara is! The owner is warm, friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. There are only 3 rooms so it’s very quiet and intimate. The Palapa, BBQ’s and pool outside have a party-type feeling if you have others joining you.

We’re already planning another trip here with 2 other couples and we’ll rent the entire place!

Remember, there’s an awesome water taxi that picks you up at the dock and takes you to restaurants or shopping and brings you back! Great experience... not to be missed if you’re in Barra de Navidad.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we really enjoyed meeting you, and look forward to your return!
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Clean and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Barb made our stay very comfortable and she thought of absoloutly everything we would need, she gave us great information on where to go for everything, it felt very private and we had the space we needed to be alone as well.the location was amazing and the villa beautiful..the pool lovely...very easy access to the town via water taxi or by the bikes that were provided or by land taxi or you can just walk..the bed was very comfortable, we had very restful sleeps and felt very relaxed and happy, we highly recommend villa Santa Barbara and we will plan to go again.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great as guests and would love to have you come back!
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Best Accommodation in Barra de Navidad!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Barra and to Villa Santa Barbara for a one month vacation. You couldn't ask for a better place to stay starting with the fabulous one bedroom Villa located on the canal surrounded by water on two sides and then there were our gracious hosts...Barbara and Barry who made everything else fall into place.

The highlight of our mornings was purchasing croissants or other goodies from the "French Bakery" boat that stopped at our private dock. Watching the local fishing boats go by was also a daily activity, not to mention the frequent dips in the beautiful pool.

If you are a Pickleball enthusiast, the courts are only a 5 minute walk away and a very energetic group of players will welcome you.

All in all, a perfect vacation. Thanks again to Barbara and Barry.

Sandra & Lorenzo

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sidney, B C Canada

Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Barra de Navidad is a quaint, interesting, slow old fashioned fishing village well worth a visit. There is no better place to stay for a relaxing holiday than at the Villas Santa Barbara, where Barry and Barbara as hosts will ensure you have every comfort. The villas are well placed enabling access into the village either by a short walk, taxi or a water taxi. After a day in the village it is a delight to jump into the pool and after socialize on the patio either in the sun or the shade of the palapa. Based upon holidaying there for 3 weeks we can strongly recommend this location for a relaxing, worry free holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to see such enthusiastic seniors full of life and wanting to experience everything. We enjoyed having met you both and hope we see you both in the future!
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada


  • 5 of 5

If you want to experience a little piece of paradise, this is the place for you. We have stayed at Barb & Barry's place a few times before & will definitely return again soon. The villa is well appointed, well equipped and our hosts went above & beyond to make our stay the BEST! Imagine sitting by the pool or under the palapa in the morning when the French Baker comes up the canal delivering all sorts of breads & tasty bakery treats. Then there is the pool with shade & sun everywhere any time of the day. The palapa offers seating for many friends, watching the fishing boats go by. The decor is wonderful and the beds make you feel like you are at home. We thank you, Barb & Barry for making a wonderful & beautiful "home away from home" for us to visit a few times each year. Thank you for your friendship, hospitality & your fantastic villa :). Dale & Jojo (Red Deer, Ab) April 2016

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Barra de Navidad
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
8 min walking
Car: not necessary

This is a quaint little fishing village locates 3 hour south of Puerto Vallarta or 45 minutes North of Manzanillo. We are minutes from the center which has a beach ,shopping, grocerys, restaurants,night life and the best sun sets in the world!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $38.55
Refundable Damage Deposit $115.64

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund