AMAZING OCEAN VIEWS, NEAR BEACH, PEACEFUL, SNORKELING, KAYAKING, BIKING, WI-FI

John or Camilla Ford

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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AMAZING OCEAN VIEWS, NEAR BEACH, PEACEFUL, SNORKELING, KAYAKING, BIKING, WI-FI

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Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps two adults, and we have a futon for one child)

'Rapunzel's Tower' is a 1200 sq. ft., private Casita (guest house) with enchanting views of the turquoise sea and the rolling mountains of Los Barriles. 3 miles from town, it is the perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle of the States.

A 2-minute walk down a magical, meandering arroyo path brings you to a tranquil beach with great snorkeling reefs, kayaking, wind-surfing, kite boarding and fishing.

The casita features dramatic high ceilings and arched windows.  Smooth Saltillo tiles add Mexican charm and beauty.  The cozy bedroom and full bath are located on the third floor, and offer amazing views.  Downstairs is the kitchen/living room, and right out the door is a family-sized stone hot tub!  There is nothing better than relaxing in the stone bath at night with a cool drink while looking at the sea and the stars. The two outdoor patios offer beautiful views of the sea of Cortez, and provide a great place for meals, basking in the sun, or just reading a book.

Share our recreational 'toys': full suspension aluminum frame mountain bike, 2 kayaks, and surf fishing rod. One kayak is set up for fishing, and the other is good for touring or wave riding. These goodies are all free!

Windsurfers, kite boarders, surfers and scuba divers: lessons and rental equipment are available. Standup paddle boards are also available at a local rental shop.

Since we have been coming here for the last 15 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 Casita overlooks Turtle Cove, one of the least crowded kite boarding launches. This beach provides one of the few wave breaks in the area.

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 pangas. Excellent guide service is available for fly and surf casting fishermen.

The Casita 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, papayas, and mangoes right outside your front door.

Come relax and let your hair down in Rapunzel's Tower!

Keywords: Casita (Guest House)

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
John or Camilla Ford (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Guestbook comments from the owner

I could not have been more happier than I was at Rupunzel's Tower!!!I I was by myself and did not really engage in many activities outside the casita (although there are numerous ones!!!). I was there to relax and do some writing and it could not have been more perfect for what I did. It is an extremely safe area with other casas around. I went for walks down to the beach (that is only a few minutes away by foot). I was afforded a BEAUTIFUL view of the Sea of Cortez. Amazing what looking at such a gorgeous view can do to one's outlook on life! I didn't even realize how down I was before I went to Los Barriles. After being there a short time my spirits began to rise! Just a GREAT place to get a better perspective on life! The casita is very nice and clean and has everything a person needs to feel comfortable. John, Camilla and their daughter Heidi, where absolutely the BEST!!! They are warm and friendly and helpful! Since they live there year round they are very aquainted with the different activities that are available, including the many that the town offers. They have a wonderful organic garden that I was freely able to pick from at my convenience, which is no small matter when one is staying an extended period and would like some variety in their meals. Also, the casita is exceptionally well priced!!! And to be able to stay in such a nice place and not have to pay too much...well, it is quite a value to say the least! I would highly recommend this vacation rental to everyone!!!Please feel free to contact me if you would like additional information.
Mar 2010
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5
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Amazing Ocean Views, Near beach, Peaceful, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Biking, Wi-Fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Amazing Ocean Views, Near beach, Peaceful, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Biking, Wi-Fi
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Los Barriles East Cape
Moab, Utah
5

Lovely rental and even lovelier host and hostess

  • 5 of 5
We had a comfortable and relaxing time at this interestingly built and located vacation rental. Beach access is a 3 minute walk down the hill, and going into town when we didn't want to cook was convenient as well. The bed is comfortable and we loved lying there at night listening to a local Great Horned Owl hooting away.
John and Camilla couldn't have been better hosts. They shared some lovely fresh caught Sierra with us, as well as a delicious curry. Camilla helped me settle a very upset tummy and John even gave me surf casting lessons. Altogether, a wonderful and soul-soothing experience on the beautiful Baja East Cape!
Thank you John and Camilla. We hope to return sooner than later.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Amazing Ocean Views, Near beach, Peaceful, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Biking, Wi-Fi
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+1 415 -- 234 -- 8215
Los Barriles East Cape
Coquitlam, B.C. Canada
5

... take a look at this casita

  • 5 of 5
If you are in search of a cozy, well-located Los Barriles abode with THE most outstanding views - the Sea of Cortez out front and the desert hills out back - this is the place. The hosts live in the big house next door and are there to help however they can. All the amenities are there as described in the listing. You will find yourself a few miles from town in one of the best neighbourhoods of LB and will likely need a car - John may be able to help with this. My husband and I stayed for 6 weeks and during this time had the chance to experience the community of LB - a friendly blend of cultures where people are still "there" for people. So if you are ready to be busy on your kiteboard/kayak ( a 2 minute walk to the beach ) or not busy - perhaps a walk on the beach which goes for miles or a hike or bike up the hills out back .... it's all there. And then there is Luna - the resident border collie who will quickly become your friend. Like pizza? Otra Vez restaurant has the best we've ever had! Our thanks again for the way past outstanding hospitality from our new friends at the Ford house.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Amazing Ocean Views, Near beach, Peaceful, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Biking, Wi-Fi
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+1 415 -- 234 -- 8215
Los Barriles East Cape
San Francisco
5

Romantic Casita with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay in this Casita. It was what we were looking for in terms of location, away from the crowds, quiet, a couple of minutes walk from an uncrowded beach. It had a spectacular view of the ocean. Evenings under a clear sky and mornings with a beautiful sunrise that was viewed from the bed made this for a romantic getaway. John and Camilla were very friendly and helpful (even invited us over for dinner). It also had all the amenities we required to make this a home away from home for us and our toddler.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Amazing Ocean Views, Near beach, Peaceful, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Biking, Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151714vb
+1 415 -- 234 -- 8215
Los Barriles East Cape
Calgary
5

Amazing View, Location, Hosts and Accomodations

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful casita is located in a quiet and safe neighbourhood. It was a perfect home base for us to explore the beaches to the north and to the south. Each room has a captivating balcony view of the ocean and is only 2 minutes from your own beach which offers amazing snorkeling experiences. Los Barilles is a short drive where you can find many great restaurants and a big grocery store. John and Camilla helped us with our many questions and were the perfect hosts. This is our new secret spot so please don’t tell anyone we told you about it ;) oh, and make sure to check out the moon rise over the water.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Amazing Ocean Views, Near beach, Peaceful, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Biking, Wi-Fi
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+1 415 -- 234 -- 8215
Los Barriles East Cape
concord ca
5

Glorious retreat!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I are long time meditators. We found this place and it was more quiet than the retreat center we use in California. Other than the occasional bells from wandering sheep and cows, the silence of the ocean and desert holds you gently. The casita is owned by a wonderful and aware couple who respect your privacy but are always happy to offer advice on snorkeling spots or a fresh piece of fish that they've caught or vegetables from their garden. Great snorkeling at the reef 2 minute walk to the beach. World famous Cabo Pulmo an hour away. I'm putting this in because after recommending this to a friend I realized I hadn't put a review in. Thanks to John, Camila, their daughter and of course their great dog Hana who accompanied us on all our walks.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Amazing Ocean Views, Near beach, Peaceful, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Biking, Wi-Fi
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+1 415 -- 234 -- 8215
Los Barriles East Cape
Lake George
5

20th Wedding Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed two weeks for our 20th wedding anniversary. It was exactly what we needed and more that we expected. We had never traveled to Mexico before, and were referred to Los Barriles by friends. It is a great little town that is safe and very friendly. We tried many restaurants and looked in all the shops.
The Casita is excellent for the couple that does not want the crowds and tourist trap atmosphere. You can walk to the beach in 3 minutes. You can fish from the shore or just sit and watch the sun come up. We enjoyed many sun rises over the sea from our patio. And the sound of the waves all night were great, without being too loud so you could not sleep. Our hosts were very helpful with local info and fishing advice. Nice to make friends when you are on vacation! Hannah the family dog was great to have around too!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Los Barriles Cabin Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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$650
$2,000
 

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Notes If you stay longer than 3 months, the monthly rate is $1500 per month. If you stay for longer than one year, the monthly rate is $1000 per month.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Los Barriles Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
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