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Casa Sabina - Gorgeous Sea of Cortez views from all 4 bedrooms!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Los Barriles Vacation Home

Bienvenidos to Casa Sabina, a beautiful home with one of the best Sea of Cortez views in Los Barriles. We invite you to spend a well-deserved vacation relaxing in our very nicely appointed home and enjoy all that the East Cape and Los Barriles have to offer.

Casa Sabina is located on the hillside above North Beach, which enhances the incredible views and yet is walking distance to the beach. You are just minutes away on foot or quad to your kiting, windsurfing or fishing destination and less than 1 mile from the heart of Los Barriles.

The property is a nearly 1/2 acre, cul-de-sac lot and is entirely fenced for privacy. Native landscaping surrounds the house, including 100+ year old Palo Blanco trees and cactus. A water fountain greets your entry into the front patio which is lush with Bougainvillea. As you enter the main Casa, the view will take your breath away. All living, bedroom and kitchen areas are ocean front-facing with direct access to the back patio from all bedrooms. Our home features Mexican tile floors throughout, as well as air-conditioning (in the bedrooms only), a bathroom for each bedroom, and a very well-stocked kitchen that every gourmet cook would enjoy! Best of all, the entire house and Casita have a Pura UV Water Purification system throughout, so no need to re-supply the 5 gallon jugs from the grocery store. A large and relaxing living room, laundry room and patio with Palo de Arco for shade complete the main Casa.

Construction is now complete on our adjoining 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom Casita and outdoor shower. Each roomy bedroom has its own bathroom & closet area and both rooms share an additional ocean-facing patio. The Casita bedrooms also have air-conditioning, purified water and brand-new beds and linens.

We invite you to relax on our patio, soak up the sun and views, enjoy the daily migration of free-range cattle up in the adjoining arroyo and watch the whales as they make their way along the Sea of Cortez.

Our local caretaker, Ernesto, is available within a moment's notice should you need anything during your stay. Additional housekeeping as well as traditional Mexican meals cooked in the home can also be arranged (for an additional fee).

Please feel free to view our Sun Valley, Idaho ski/mountain VRBO home listing with 44 guest reviews to see that our guests’ comfort, enjoyment and vacation experience is a priority in our homes. VRBO #245096

We hope to see you in Los Barriles soon!

More Details

Michelle Sabina
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Michelle Sabina

We live in Hailey, Idaho with our 2 sons, ages 11 and 14. We love all water sports as well as skiing, tennis, road and mountain biking. We have a vacation rental home in Sun Valley, Idaho (VRBO #245096) as well. Just like our Sun Valley home, we have appointed Casa Sabina to make it as close to your 'home away from home' as possible. We invite you relax and enjoy the wonders of Baja in the comfort of our home.

Michelle Sabina purchased this house in 2014

Why Michelle Sabina chose Los Barriles

We first visited Los Barriles in February, 2014, upon recommendations by several dear friends. By the end of the week, we were looking at real estate and in June we completed the purchase of our home! We fell in love with the wonderful people and culture of Los Barriles and could not wait to become part of the community. We have enjoyed sharing our Idaho home with VRBO travelers since 2008 and cannot think of a better place to add another home to the mix.

What makes this house unique

The views from all 4 bedrooms and every room in our home are breathtaking. We love the location and the fact that downtown Los Barriles is just minutes away (1/2 mile) and North Beach is directly in front of our property. We are close to everything and yet enjoy complete privacy, security and comfort in our home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I rented a Sabina Family condo in Sun Valley a couple of years ago. That experience of working with Michelle and the quality of the condo made me a fan. Thus it was a natural to contact Michelle about using Casa Sabina as my base camp for exploring Los Barriles and surrounding points of interest. The house is located in a cool spot along the main arroyo (dry river bed) that has become one of my favorite landscapes in the area. I was pleasantly surprised to be able to hear the waves (when there were some) from my bedroom window. I recommend Casa Sabina for a good size crew that would like a great sea view but don't need/want to by right on the water.
Feb 2018
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Los Barriles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main house Guest bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Casita bathroom for King bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Casita bathroom for double Twin bedroom
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 outdoor shower. All bathrooms have shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and lotion provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This is the Master bedroom with a private bathroom & patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom with Queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Casita bedroom with King bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Casita bedroom with 2 Twins (or 1 King)
  • All bedrooms have their own bathroom, ocean views and direct access to the oceanview patio
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Additional housekeeping services as well as Mexican catering available for a fee. We also have a Pack 'N Play crib for your little one!


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Casa Sabina - Gorgeous Sea of Cortez views from all 4 bedrooms!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Kiteboarding Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 days at Casa Sabina taking kiteboarding lessons at Exotikite. House was ideal for 4 people - plenty of space and we all had our own bedrooms and baths. Kitchen is large and very well equipped although we dined out frequently. Casita is an outstanding sushi restaurant featuring locally sourced fresh tuna and they take reservations. Gecko's is close by and on the beach and excellent as well. We dined in one night with excellent chicken from Ochoa's (across from Casita). Michelle and her local management company were very responsive and made everything easy. Los Barilles is the real Mexico and we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sausalito, California

What a fantastic host, home and vacation we had at Casa Sabina at Christmas !

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we booked our vacation, to the moment we left, our host (owner Michelle ) was unbelievably helpful, responsive , professional and so welcoming.. She helped us figure out which airlines were best for flying into Cabo, helped us find out where to rent an extra ATV, and rented us their own ATV. The home - was FANTASTIC and SO much more spacious than we had expected. We were welcomed to the house by fresh guacamole, salsa ,chips and Margaritas waiting for us in the fridge. This is one of those few occasions when the vrbo photos dont capture the spaciousness, cleanliness and view of the interioir and exterior of the home . The extra 2 bedroom 2 bathroom casita was a welcome surprise. Plenty of outdoor and rooftop soace to enjoy the view and have safe storage for kitesurfing and diving gear. The ourdoor shower was used by all, after a dusty day in town and in the beach.. also we so appreciated the chefs kitchen with fully stocked spices and plenty of kitchen supplies to make ourselves at home. As for the town of Los Barilles, we loved the dusty roads, cute town with a great cafe (Encinalito) , a barrage of Mexican cafes and an incredible fresh sushi restaurant (Casita!)

We wish we could rent this place every year!

Many thanks Michelle, you topped our charts of VRBO rentals (25!h )! I hope we will meet you someday!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Giselle and Thomas, Thank you for such a wonderful review of Casa Sabina. Your experience is exactly what we intended when we provisioned our home for guests to enjoy. Thank you for noting that photos often do not convey the beauty of the area and the feeling and amenities that our home provides. We cannot wait to welcome all of you back and really hope we can meet in person before then. All the best to you both and your boys in 2018! Warmly, Michelle & Craig
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We had a wonderful time on our first trip to East Cape Baja.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sabina was as lovely as promised. Fridge was stocked with welcome margaritas, chips and salsa. Kitchen was very well equipped. Decor beautiful. Michele was very responsive before and during the trip. We had a minor glitch with lighting and A/C and she had groundskeeper Ernesto over within an hour to address. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob & Sally, Thank you very much for staying with us and for the delightful review. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great time at Casa Sabina. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Gracias, Michelle & Craig
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Santa Rosa


  • 5 of 5

Family of 7 for Christmas. The house is well equipped. Thank you for the soap, shampoo and conditioner. The kitchen has everything you need and we love to cook. The beds are firm and comfortable. Cocktails on the rooftop is a must. We hired Norma to cater two meals. The chicken mole was fantastic. We rented ATV's which was a blast. Unfortunately the weather was not great. Cloudy to partly cloudy all days but one. We needed to wrap up with the soft blankets to eat dinner outside.

As a family of 7 we had to bring in lounge chairs each night to watch a movie. The living room seats 5. One couch and 1 love seat.

The beach is a 10 minute walk. Sadly, due to weather, we never needed to haul chairs, towels etc. An ATV would be perfect to haul your gear. It is not cheap to rent the ATV.

We loved our stay. Casa Sabina is highly recommended. Thank you.

Pam Carroll

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views and great location

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sabina was perfect for our group. The kitchen is wonderful and wanting for nothing. The large open area of the main house invites great participation and conversation during meal prep. We made fresh salsa every day and and had so much fun around the kitchen island.

Eating outside daily and taking in the great views was equally enjoyable. The covered patio and open air patio allowed for everyone to enjoy their outside time. The household book, and suggestions within, was so helpful.

Used the SUP boards, and enjoyed watching the colorful kiteboard sails. Even had some successful kiteboarding lessons.

We had a car, but during the day enjoyed walking the beach into town and returning on the main road across the arroyo.

We will return to Casa Sabina.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review and for sharing a few of your experiences while staying at Casa Sabina. We're so happy to hear your group had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future! Thank you!
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El Dorado Hills, CA

Wonderful Family Christmas week at Casa Sabina

  • 5 of 5

Our family had been talking about getting away for Christmas for a long time. We knew we wanted to stay in Los Barriles and we are so happy to have found Casa Sabina available at Christmas time.

We found the home to be everything that the site had stated. Not only was it so centrally located to the beach and town but we loved waking up every morning, after putting a pot of coffee on, just sitting with our cameras waiting and watching the sun rise! Plus we were able to see the full moon rise over the Sea of Cortez on Christmas night. It couldn't get more perfect than that.

The bedrooms were large and comfortable each with a beautiful view of the Sea of Cortez and having their own bathroom attached was a bonus. When Michelle knew we were bringing our 2 year old granddaughter she went searching for a porta crib so she would be comfortable napping and sleeping at night. My daughter and her husband were very appreciative.

The kitchen was so well stocked and comfortable that we found ourselves grocery shopping locally and bringing food home to bbq and cook. It was a bonus to have a local cook come and prepare a traditional Mexican dishes for our Christmas dinner. The meals and choices at the restaurants we did try were delicious. Plus a couple of mornings we did enjoy the 60 peso breakfast just down the hill from the house.

With the beach just 5 minutes away the boogie board, paddle boards, beach chairs and snorkel gear came in handy as we all couldn't resist the beautiful clear blue water. Our grandsons, ages 10 and 11, thought they were big guys when we rented ATV's and they rode them up thru the arroyo to the waterfall in the canyon (with an adult behind them, most of the time!) We all felt like locals riding up and down the beach. Unfortunately we ran out of days to learn how to kite board. Seeing the beautiful kite board sails in the afternoon sky was a sight.

The owner Michelle was very accessible and helpful via email throughout the process and the caretaker, Ernesto, met us when we first arrived and told us he was always available if we needed him.

Casa Sabina was a perfect vacation home for us and we know we'll be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike and Robin, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that your family had such a fantastic time at our home for the Christmas holiday. Your experience is everything we hope our guests will enjoy. We can't wait to welcome you back again in the very near future! Thank you again!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hotel Palmas De Cortez (9 holes)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
North Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

*Please call or email for an ACCURATE rate quote. Additional fees may not be applicable*
Damage deposit is fully refundable upon check-out cleaning and inspection.
Taxes are INCLUDED.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.