Handcrafted custom Guest Villa. 2 bedrooms 2 baths 1,200sqft. Palapa room ++More
Larry Cooper, Los Cabos Adventures
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About Larry Cooper, Los Cabos Adventures
My first visit to Los Barriles was in 1979. I rented a motor home hooked up my 24’ Skipjack sport fisher and headed from Coronado, CA to points unknown with my my wife Terri, & 2 kids who were 4 & 2. We had no itinerary and 3 months to kill so off we went for an adventure that would change our lives forever. First stop, Mulege 7.5 hours north of Los Barriles. Stayed for a week, fished, played, and had fun in Bahia Conception. Next stop Loreto area specifically Puerto Escondido. Stayed 4 days and off we went (not impressed). Next stop La Paz gross, just a big city no charm. Next stop Los Barriles. We looked at each other and said this is it. Heaven on earth! Found a camp spot right on the beach at the now famous Martin Verdugos Motel & Camping resort. We never moved another inch. We came back every year until 1992 when we were on our way down driving with our last load of building materials to finish our new home when a bus hit our utility trailer causing us to jackknife and roll over. The accident resulted in a spinal cord injury for me and just 3 stitches for my wife. Since then, as a Quadriplegic, designer and builder, I have finished 12 luxury high-end homes including our newest casa and guest Villa, “Villa Tranquilo”. We welcome you to our “Little slice of heaven” and hope you find it as magical as we do! In 2007 I started Los Cabos Adventures which is a sport fishing and whale watching charter corporation. We have designed and custom outfitted mexico's only completely wheelchair accessible sport fisher. We now live in the main Villa from October through May. Spending the summer in the high sierras north of Truckee, CA. My kids are now 38 and 40. We now have 5 grandchildren so the love of Los Barilles will continue through out our next generations.
Larry Cooper, Los Cabos Adventures purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Larry Cooper, Los Cabos Adventures chose Los Barriles
When I could finally afford to invest in Los Barriles in 1989 I purchased the last 2 beach front lots in the Village of Los Barriles. I knew I wanted to be in town and not north of the 2 big Arroyos due to flooding during hurricane season. The properties up north were way cheaper for a reason, plus the beaches north were all rocks. We completed our first home in 1993 then sold it in 2004 because the house was huge and the kids and grand kids were busy with there lives and no one was coming down. So we designed the 'Guest Villa' just for us. Its all we needed. 3/4's to completion, both of our adult kids started whining about having to camp on the property in a trailer. So prior to completion, we quickly designed the main house and got it going as well. The whole project, including landscaping, was done in 18 months! To us its not just a house or a home but a work of art. Hope you feel the same.
What makes this Villa unique
We designed this new Villa with our lifestyle in mind. We loved eating outdoors so we put the master suite on the water and the other bedrooms to the back so we would have room for a giant outdoor 'Palapa Great Room'. We strategically placed it on the south side of the main Villa so as to be protected from the winter north winds. Now we can enjoy outdoor living all year round. We are also strategically located between 2 pickle-ball resorts. One is actually within walking distance.
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No Bad Days In Paradise
We stayed here for 10 days and I wish it was a lot more. The location is PERFECT. The house is magnificent. We spent a lot of time just hanging out at the palapa on the patio overlooking the beach. We rented quads (ATVs) for a week through the owner. They were just what we needed to venture out to the arroyos, up and down the beach and around town. We were a less than five minute walk from many of the best restaurants in town. We fished off the beach right out back. The sunrises are spectacular. Larry and his family are awesome and Natalia was our "Johnny on teh Spot" and made our stay very easy. We even had a flight time changed at the last minute and Natalia got us to the airport on time with some time to spare. The two dogs; Negrita and Lucia were incredible. They are both mush buckets and are very loving. We would highly recommend this place and would go back in a second. BTW: Good tequila is quite reasonable here. Thanks Larry!
Awesome place and awesome week!
We loved Villa Tranquilo! It was a perfect home base for our week in Los Barriles. Larry and Natalia are exceptional hosts and helped us organize activities and shared all kids of local knowledge with us. Highly recommend!
You guys were so much fun and really seamed to take advantage of everything enjoying all to the fullest. Hope to see your brother in law in June. Enjoy spring in the Rockies!
I can’t say enough about our sister trip to Los Barilles and Villa Tranquillo! We woke up every morning to a beautiful sunrise and a few days we even had whales right in front of our house! The house is easy walking distance to everything and is also located right on the beach! Larry, Natalia and Josh were all awesome and helped us with anything we needed. Larry arranged for us to go to salsa night at a local beach bar and it was amazing! He even came along to keep us company and have a drink with us! It was a fantastic vacation and my only wish is that it could have lasted longer. The house is well stocked and beds very comfy. If you have a chance take advantage of the in house meal service that’s provided. We arrived to have the delicious meal ready for us which took a lot of stress off of our first night. Thank you Larry, Natalia and josh! We’ll see you again!!!
You guys were so much fun! You all were a perfect fit for our kick back little slice of heaven.
See ya next year!! Or sooner?? :) Things are booking already.
We loved our stay! The home, location ,Owner, and staff were wonderful! Being able to be right on the beach , and also in town was the best. Many good restaurants to walk to was such a convenience. We loved that we could book our fishing trip with Larry’s boat and rent his quads. The booking process was very easy and Larry was also easily available to answer my phone calls . Would definitely book this property again.
LOVED having you guys. You and your adult kids were awesome! See ya next year, maybe with your group at Hacienda del Mar? VRBO #669234
The place was great. Very comfortable and the location was excellent!
Wonderful location, home, and help!
We stayed for a week at Villa Tranquillo and it was so very nice. Natalia helped us settle in and she was a great resource of local info. The nicely decorated house was perfect and well stocked! Larry left a surprise- well appreciated. Each morning I rose to a beautiful sunrise view from the palapa. We swam, our son took kiteboard lessons a few steps down the beach and walked the long white sands. We’d love to come again!!! JoAnn, Rob, and Mac.
Not really known as a tourist destination, Los Barriles is more of a state of mind, the way you would think Mexico was back in the day. A friendly, family, Village type atmosphere. We do have our bars and nightclubs but most everything focuses around the amazingly beautiful Sea of Cortez and the incredible adventures it has to offer.
Big game fishing for giant Black, Blue and Striped Marlin, record breaking Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Swordfish, Dorado, and the inshore giant Roosterfish. Fishing is year round but the best months are April-November leaving the winter months to the Windsurfers and Kiteboarders. All in all, Los Barriles and the Sea of Cortez is a year-round adventure playground.
Some must do’s:
Take a whale watching bay cruise to Bahia de Los Suenos (Bay of Dreams), or Ceralvo Island, for a picnic and snorkeling aboard the sport fishing yacht ‘En Caliente”
Charter the “En Caliente for an unforgettable sport fishing experience. Last November I caught a 555lb Black Marlin!
Use our ATV’s to explore distant beaches and tide-pools. Take our guided Adventure tours to painted caves, and waterfalls in the middle of the desert. “Truly amazing!
Surf fish, snorkel, swim, sunbathe, or just kick back on the beautiful white sand beach in front of the Villa.