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Amazing Ocean Views, Near Beach, Kayaks, Bikes, Snorkeling, WiFi, Free 4WD Truck

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Large Master Suites, plus two-bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. All With Views.

'Casa Turtle Cove' is a beautiful adobe style 3,700 square ft. house with enchanting views of the turquoise sea and the rolling mountains of Los Barriles. 3 miles north of town, it is the perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle of the States.

Each night you will drift off to sleep with the sound of the ocean, and in the morning you will wake up to spectacular sunrises.

A 4 minute walk down a magical, meandering arroyo path brings you to Turtle Cove Beach, with great snorkeling reefs, kayaking, wind-surfing, kite boarding and fishing.

The house offers dramatic high ceilings and arched windows and a boveda. Smooth Saltillo tiles add Mexican charm and beauty.

Upstairs features a spacious master suite with stunning ocean views. There is also a beautiful outdoor terrace, 2 additional bedrooms, full bath, gourmet kitchen, and welcoming living room.

Downstairs is another large master suite with full bath and outdoor terrace.

The two outdoor terraces offer beautiful views of the Sea of Cortez and garden and provide a great place for meals, basking in the sun, or just reading a book.

The cobblestone outdoor shower built for 2 is a wonderful luxury after spending the day at the beach.

Since we are located in the banana belt, the winter temperatures are considerably warmer than in other parts of Los Barriles.

Share our recreational 'toys': 3 mountain bikes, and 2 kayaks. One kayak is set up for fishing, and the other is good for touring or wave riding. These goodies are all free!

Also included at no cost is a four-wheel-drive pickup that can be used around town. You will still need a rental car to get from the airport, and for out-of-town adventures, but having 2 vehicles provides flexibility.

Windsurfers, kite boarders, standup paddle boarders, surfers and scuba divers: lessons and rental equipment are available nearby.

Since we have been coming here for the last 20 years, we can direct you to our favorite beaches, mountain bike trails, fishing holes, snorkeling reefs, kayaking trips, private surf breaks, restaurants, and other secret spots. We love helping our guests have a great vacation!

Kite boarders: our house overlooks Turtle Cove, one of the least crowded kite boarding launches. This beach provides one of the few wave breaks in the area. Another popular kite boarding spot, North Beach is located 5 minutes south.

Turtle Cove also features the best snorkeling reef in Los Barriles. You will see hundreds of tropical fish just a few yards from shore.

Kayakers, our secluded beach gives you a perfect starting point for your ocean adventures. Imagine beginning your day paddling among hundreds of beautiful Manta rays. Whale and dolphin sightings are also common and can provide kayakers with the thrill of a lifetime.

Fishermen! We know who the good skippers are, and can get you a discount on boats. Excellent guide service is available for fly and surf casting fishermen.

Casa Turtle Cove is close to some of the best beach fishing in the area. Watch for the pelicans, grab your rod, and go catch some Roosterfish, Sierra, Pargo, and Jack Crevalles.

If you would like to rent an ATV, we can recommend the best rental agency. For getting around town, and exploring, an ATV is all you really need. It's also just a lot of fun! One of our favorite adventures is an ATV trip to the waterfalls. Pack a picnic lunch and swim in the secluded pool, surrounded by beautiful rock formations. Most of the time you'll have the whole place to yourself.

If you're a fishermen, an ATV gives you a huge advantage in chasing down those rooster fish. Racing down the beach in pursuit of feeding game fish is an adrenaline producing experience!

You are welcome to help yourself to our bountiful fruit trees. Imagine fresh grapefruits, oranges, limes, papayas, and mangoes right outside your front door.

If you need more space for family and friends, our guest house next door is also available for rent, and will sleep 2.

If you would like some genuine Mexican meals prepared at your house, just let us know, and we can set it up.

If your family includes an infant, we can provide a crib, just let us know in advance.

Casa Turtle Cove features high-speed Wi-Fi.

Come relax in Casa Turtle Cove!

"Promise only what you can deliver. Then, deliver more than you promise."

Note: There is a possibility our property will be on the market during your stay, in which case you could receive an email from our broker requesting permission to show the property.

Keywords: Casita (Guest House)

More Details

Owner
John or Camilla Ford
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

About John or Camilla Ford

We are a family of three (not including our pets!) We moved to Los Barriles from San Francisco when our daughter was 5 months old. We thought we would stay just 6 months, but doors kept opening, and we ended up building our house, working, and sending our daughter to school there. We now have more friends and connections in Los Barriles than in the States. We are currently living in Northern California because our daughter wanted to attend High School in the States. Now, we spend vacations only in Los Barriles. (At least for the next four years).

John or Camilla Ford purchased this house in 2007

Why John or Camilla Ford chose Baja California Sur

After renting for five years in Los Barriles, we decided to build a home. We loved the locations: the beautiful, winding arroyo leading to the sea, the proximity to the sea, yet protection from the wind, amazing view, and kind, peaceful neighbors. We had been visiting LB for vacations and for wind-surfing. It became a favorite of ours because how far away it seems, yet how easy it is to travel there. Plus, it has all the beauty and peace of other exotic places, but also all the conveniences.

What makes this house unique

John built the house so that each room would have a view. He wanted high ceilings so people could enjoy the space. The first trees we planted were fruit trees: mango, orange, lime, banana, and mandarin. The thing that made us fall in love with the place was the arroyo which we use as a path to the sea. We swim at least twice a day, so the path is well worn. We love to share our home with people.

Amenities

Los Barriles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Beautiful stone, spacious shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Stone shower, Amazing view: bougainvilla and Sea of Cortez.
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Master Suite 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Each Master Suite has views of the sea and garden. Bedroom 3 looks out at the rolling hills. Bedroom 4 has a view of the sea and garden. All have high ceilings.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Amazing Ocean Views, Near Beach, Kayaks, Bikes, Snorkeling, WiFi, Free 4WD Truck
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
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Wonderful Villa close to the Sea of Cortez

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed in John's home for 5 nights in early may. The weather was perfect and the home very comfortable. Highlights were big windows for amazing views and nice decks for outdoor relaxing. We also liked the kitchen which had almost everything needed to prepare meals. Bedding was excellent with AC in the two masters. John's Nissan truck was a huge plus to roam to different snorkeling areas near by. The roads can be very rough so it gave our rental SUV a break on the roughest sections. This is my fifth trip to the area so I've experienced several other properties on the east cape. We thought Johns house keeper was very sweet and enjoyed her daily visits. Her husband also offered to take us fishing but cancelled because the bit was off. He could have done it but was honest and tried to rebook with us later. Our family will try to return in the future. Thanks John for all the great memories!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was such a perfect house, short drive into the friendliest little town, great walk down to the beach, the views of the ocean and the morning sunrise are absolutely stunning.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with family group including kids and infant. This property was perfect and the owners were a delight to deal with. Answered every question and worry. We want to return to this property again.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

Our overall experience has been fantastic! The villa is very spacious with lots of nice vegetations around. Gorgeous view! Teresa had been very helpful and she'd come everyday to feed the cats. John, the owner, was not around when we were there but we got to meet his wife, Camilla. Both of them were very helpful and responsive.

There's only one thing we'd like to see improvements on ---- the door locks. Although crime rate is super low in Los Barriles, we'd still like to feel safe with better door locks. Other than that, we're very happy with our stay and would love to come back next time:). We're also very grateful that John would let us use his truck to get around town. Thank you very much !

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Comfortable Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of seven (five adults and two kids) stayed here for a week. It was a very comfortable place for us to relax and enjoy each others company. The house was large enough for us to all spread out, but never feel cramped or in each others space. The master bedroom (king bed) downstairs had a private exterior entrance and its own bathroom. The master bedroom (queen plus single) upstairs had a semi en suite bathroom - while it was attached to the room (and separated by a locking door), the bathroom was used by all three rooms upstairs. The other two rooms each had a queen bed and were smaller, but still comfortable. The dining room table only seats six, but you can seat eight at the kitchen counter sitting on barstools.

The view from all the rooms was amazing. We watched the sunrise from our bed or the patio every morning and enjoyed looking out at the ocean whenever we could. The walk down to the beach was an easy five minutes. As is typical of this area of Los Barrilles, the beach is very rocky, although a few sandy entry points can be found. We could see fish in the water less than 10 feet from the shoreline. Because of the rocks and waves, it is not a good place for kids to play in the water, although the upper beach has plenty of dry sand to play in. When we wanted to take the kids swimming we went elsewhere. The beach by El Gecko Beach Club was sandy and early in the morning before the wind picked up the water was calm enough for swimming. We also drove north to Playa Pescadero. At the bottom of the hill before the resort, there was a beach and as you face the ocean, off to your right there was a small cove that was perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The water was very calm and clear and our kids were able to splash about in the water and see fish just by putting their heads under.

We cooked all of our meals at the house. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of tools and equipment to meet our needs. There was also a lot of pantry items leftover from others.

Teresa, the property manager, stopped by everyday to provide us with bottled water and to see if we needed anything. The water is not drinkable and with two little ones, we took the extra precaution to use the water treatment drops (there were some in the house, but also available at the grocery store in town) on all our fresh fruit and vegetables.

We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home. 2 large suites. Well equipped kitchen. Easy 1 hour access from Cabo San Lucas. Safe, friendly, quiet city. Great food. You can be as busy or as laid back as you like!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Los Barriles House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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