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       os Barriles, in the heart of Baja’s East Cape, is a hidden gem, a sportfishing mecca in the summer, and one of Mexico’s best spots for kiteboarding in the winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     There are miles of nearly empty beaches stretched along a gently curved bay. There are canyons and arroyos and hidden waterfalls to explore. There is yoga and pickleball and, in the winter, a Saturday farmer’s market. There are many good restaurants and a few souvenir shops. And Casablanca, perched on the edge of town, just a few feet from the beach and with sweeping views to the sea and the mountains, is the perfect vacation home for your stay in Los Barriles.

  Smart and stylish Casablanca comfortably accommodates four guests in two bedrooms. There are family board games in the living room, and a Roku TV with surround sound.      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     The kitchen has a gas range, the pantry has a washer and dryer, and the whole house has a water filtration system that provides clean water to every faucet. The downstairs bedroom sleeps two in single beds, but these can be pushed together to accommodate a couple. 

Four guests.
Two bedrooms. One minute from the beach.

There is a desk here if you need to do some work, and a hammock on the bedroom patio is a great place for an afternoon nap when work is finished. 

 

    An open concrete staircase leads to the master bedroom, where, from the king-size bed, you will wake up each morning to a beautiful ocean sunrise. A small safe for your valuables is located in the closet. The master bathroom has a shower and a cast-iron bathtub.

 

     In the garden you will find lounge chairs, a fire pit and a gas-fired barbecue grill. The bedrooms, the kitchen, and the living area are all air conditioned, and the Fiber optic Wi-Fi network provides internet access throughout the house. An outdoor security camera monitors the gate and the front of the house only. 

Please note that Casablanca is not child-proof. Cabinets and drawers can be opened freely, and there are many hard surfaces throughout the house. The concrete staircase in particular is not protected by a railing and may pose a hazard to small children or persons with limited mobility.

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Amenities:

Smart Door Lock

 

Check yourself in with the keypad. No need  for a key.

Air Conditioning

 

A/C in both bedrooms and the kitchen/living room.

Full Kitchen

 

Well-equipped kitchen to cook all your favorite meals.

Fire Extinguisher

Wifi and Workspace

 

Wifi throughout the house and a dedicated office desk.

Washer and Dryer

 

A washer and dryer means you can bring fewer clothes.

Full Bathroom

 

The Master Bathroom features a cast-iron bathtub.

First Aid Kit

Smart TV

 

Watch your own subscription streaming channels.

Board Games

 

Challenge your parents to a cutthroat game of Pictionary.

Hair Dryer and Iron

 

You can look nice after a day on the beach.

Smoke and Co2 Detectors

Whole House Water Filter

 

Fresh and safe drinking water from every faucet.

Beach Gear

 

Take the beach chairs and head to the beach.

BBQ Grill

 

Grill your own freshly caught fish or hamburguesas

Smoke Free property

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Things
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Barriles to fun daytrips to the Pacific coast, here are eight, great things to do when you're ready to get out of the house:

         1. Learn how to kiteboard. Alongside La Ventana to the north, Los Barriles offers arguably some of the best kiteboarding in all of Mexico, courtesy of the El Norte trade wind which kicks off like clockwork around mid-morning almost every day from November to March. Anyone can learn to kiteboard, but in order to be safe it is critically important that you take lessons from a qualified instructor. There are two kiteboarding schools in Los Barriles, Exotikite and Kiteboarding Baja, and they are both excellent.

                 2.  Go whale watching. This one is easy. If you're staying at Casablanca in the winter or early spring you will see and hear whales breaching right in front of the house on many days. But go to Magdalena Bay if you want to (gently) stroke a baby gray whale on the nose, or to La Paz if you want to swim with a whale shark. 

          3. Eat. There are many good restaurants in Los Barriles, and several excellent street food vendors, like Taqueria Lily's. Just a short walk from Casablanca, on the other side of the arroyo, is Maxico, a lovely place for a healthy lunch or a coffee. Check out Joe's Deli, across the street from Maxico, for a modest but high quality selection of food and groceries. If you're hungry and don't want to cook, just walk 500 feet up the beach to Amigos bar for reliably good food. Chinos's makes a tasty pizza pie.

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         asablanca isn't just situated in a very pretty spot near the beach. It is also centrally located to everything Southern Baja has to offer. From fine dining in Los

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If you find yourself in San Jose, make a reservation at Flora Farms for a unique lunch experience. In La Paz, our favorite lunch place is La Mentita.

 

       4. Help save the turtles. Los Barriles' quiet beaches are a nesting ground for endangered olive ridley sea turtles, and they are getting a helping hand from a group of dedicated local volunteers who collect the eggs for safekeeping until they hatch. Get in touch with them to find out when the hatchlings are released, then go out and watch as hundreds of tiny baby turtles are coaxed out of a plastic tub and gently encouraged to waddle towards the surf. You can support the conservation effort with a small donation, or simply by driving slowly along the beaches, and by not approaching any turtles you might encounter.

"Pickleball is like playing ping pong if you were standing on the table"

 

      5. Rent a quad, then go exploring. There are many miles of trails to ride on, and a quad is a great way to get around town, too. You can drive on the beach, but please drive slowly and watch out for people, animals and kite lines in your path. One of the coolest rides will take you past secluded beaches along a coastal trail to the small village of El Cardonal, which is a great lunch stop. A trailhead a few miles further to the north, just past the hamlet of Boca del Alamo, leads to a hidden site of petroglyphs, or ancient rock paintings. CanDoo rents big ATV's and does guided tours but if you just want a quad, personalized service and a low rate, give Doug Foster a call.

For a shorter adventure, pack a lunch and ride just up the arroyo from Casablanca to a secluded waterfall.

 

          6. Head out of town for a road trip! The old mining town of El Triunfo, about 45 minutes north of Los Barriles on Mexico 1, was once the largest and richest city in southern Baja. Today its charming colonial buildings are home to, among other things, the lovely Cafe El Triunfo and the wonderfully quirky Piano Museum. Artsy Todos Santos is a great  destination for an overnight trip. The Pacific coast here is beautiful but keep in mind that rip tides and strong currents make the water treacherous. If you do want to go for a swim, head to nearby Cerritos beach, which also offers a modest surf break.

 

        7. Ride a Horse. Horses have gained popularity around Los Barriles as a quieter and more placid alternative to a quad or a side-by-side, and there are two stables along the road into town, only minutes from the house. Indeed, many of the rides follow a trail from the arroyo to the beach that runs directly in front of Casablanca. Baja's Awesome offers horseback rides of varying durations in small, guided groups, and the friendly and docile horses are as easy to steer as a shopping cart.

          8. Play pickleball. Described by some as 'like playing ping pong if you were standing on the table', pickleball is easy to learn and genuinely fun to play. Part of its appeal lies in the fact that it can be anything from a gentle back-and-forth amongst friends to a highly competitive battle for pickleball supremacy, depending on the players' agility and fitness level. In the winter season, pickup pickleball games are played daily under the concha in Los Barriles' public square, and more competitive play can be found at the Tres Palapas pickleball resort just five minutes up the road from Casablanca.

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     e had a wonderful time here for our honeymoon. The house was beautiful and had everything we needed for our stay. We loved sitting outside around sunset overlooking the dry river bed with the ocean in the distance. The hummingbirds battling over the feeders were quite fun to watch! Definitely would recommend staying here!"

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-Penny S.

CONTACT

We would love to hear from you.

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Hello, we are Mandy and Jasper! Mandy was born in the U.K. and Jasper is originally from the Netherlands. We first traveled to Los Barriles in 2011 and never really left. Jasper designed Casablanca in 2013 and we lived in the house for several years. Now we are back in the United States, and this is our vacation home. We are thrilled to share it with you, and hope you will love Casablanca as much as we do.

Contact us

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Lote la Playa, Fraccion 103, Buenos Aires, Los Barriles, B.C.S. Mexico

+1 (602) 300 7806

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