Less than a year ago, “Bachelorette” contestant Brooks Forester and nine friends, including “Bachelorette” contestant Eric Hill, set out on the trip of a lifetime – a 2,062 mile motorcycle ride down to Mexico. The group filmed the great adventure for a new web series - Baja and Back, which launches on Monday, Sept. 1. The series highlights the male bonding, fun and shenanigans that happen on guys’ trips like these.
"Vacation rentals are really the best way to stay for a guys trip," says Brooks Forester. "Whether you're in the pool or just hanging out at the house, everyone is under the same roof having a good time together." Brooks added that the HomeAway property wherethey stayed in Baja was "better than anything we stayed in on the Bachelorette!"
Baja & Back Bachelor Pads
Punta Chivato, Baja, Mexico
Sleeps 8 / Starts at $320 nightly = $40 per guy
The infinite pool and beach access made this house the overwhelming favorite during the ultimate guys trip featured on Baja & Back.
Loreto, Baja, Mexico
Sleeps 6 / Starts at $98 nightly
Perfect home base for snorkeling and boating excursions. Brooks says not to miss the ice cream shop in Loreto!
Some of Brooks' favorite moments along the way
Swimming with whale sharks in the Bahia de los Angeles
Playing soccer with locals in Santa Rosalia
The bakery in San Juan, Historic Down Town Loreto
Snorkeling at Cabo Pulmo
Body Surfing at Lovers Beach, Cabo San Lucas
Sleeping in the restaurant at Guerrero Negro
Camping outside La Paz
Salchi-papas (hotdog and french fry salad) at Santa Rosalia
Some other properties we recommend for a guys getaway:
Copper Mountain, Colo.
Sleeps 16 / Starts at $450 nightly = $29 per guy
This lodge offers ski-in ski-out capabilities with access to Copper Mountain ski trails, hiking and biking perfect
for an active guys getaway. This modern home comes complete with a ski closet, full bar and access to endless
Palm Springs, Calif.
Sleeps 10 / Starts at $500 nightly = $50 per guy
Travelers can kickback and relax at their own Palm Springs resort close to premier golf courses and walking
distance from downtown nightlife. The entire clan can enjoy the resort size pool after an early tee time before
hitting the town to grab a cold one.
Lake House Luxury
Sleeps 14 / Prices start at $1,000 nightly = $71 per guy
This Lake Austin home offers up the perfect location for enjoying a weekend on the water. With paddle boards
and boat dock available, you and your buds can enjoy what lake life has to offer.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Sleeps 16 / Prices start at $486 nightly = $30 per guy
This home may be off the beaten path, but with a private shuttle to the French Quarter there is no reason not to
stay in this waterfront rental. It has wrap around party decks with an outdoor grill and sweeping views of downtown
and Lake Pontchartrain.
Sleeps 22 guys / Prices start at $2,142 nightly = $27 per guy
Bring out your inner child at this mansion full of endless fun. Complete with a bowling alley, indoor basketball
court, game room and poker table there are numerous ways to beat your buddies.
Sleeps 18 guys / Prices start at $2,000 nightly = $111 per guy
This extreme home has a 25-foot screen over the indoor pool (perfect for a football-packed weekend!), along
with a volleyball net, swim-up bar and grill.
Baja Vacation Rentals