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Waterfront Studio,pool,view $50 a night!

Barbara Durham

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: spanish
Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Speaks: spanish
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Waterfront Studio,pool,view $50 a night!

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Barra de Navidad Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Attached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2/4)

Just $50 a night through May 13th, e mail for details today!

This fabulous waterfront studio suite in the up scale canal area of Barra boasts spectacular views of the water, mountains and famous Grand Bay Hotel. It is one of three suites in a Villa and sleeps 2 people. You can add another bedroom for $50 a night.

The pool is directly in front of this suite and the outdoor kitchen with gas bbq,fridge and full size stove is adjoining with out door bathroom and shower.

Inside the suite there is a comfortable king size bed,private bathroom and a well equipt kitchenette, with full size fridge and two stove top burners.

There is a palapa with bar for shade and a grand terrace with lots of space for lounging on comfy patio furniture. Lye in your pillow top bed and watch the fisherman head out for the early morning catch or fish from the private dock and catch and release.

About 8:am the french baker will come by the dock and you can enjoy fresh baked goods delivered each morning by boat.

Eat Tacos in the village, surf the warm water, enjoy a picnic on the beach, shop the weekly market or nap in the hammock.

How about a manicure,pedicure or message under the Palapa? There are no other houses to block the view in front,just water,green space and fantastic views. Walk eight minutes to centro or take a ponga from your own dock.

It is perfect for family reunions,weddings and friends get away and we have 2 addition suites as well, one for 2 to 4 people and a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom Penthouse suite that can sleep up to six.

There are many different kinds of birds surrounding this beautiful Villa,listen to them sing before they flock to their sanctuary each evening.

Enjoy a traditional Mexican dinner cooked for you by locals along with other guests or take a sunset cruise or snorkeling tour in our private ponga.You are far enough away from the center of things that you will hear nothing except boats. It is all within walking distance of beaches,restaurants and night life,no car necessary. Email us for our web site information and more pictures. All you could ask for a perfect vacation right at your fingertips!

Keywords: ocean,waterfront,villa,view,pool,beach

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Barbara Durham (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2015

About Barbara Durham

From Gibsons,BC we traveled to many places in Mexico before choosing Barra for the perfect place to build a vacation rental. Barra has everything to offer from music and artizans to friendly,helpful locals,fine dining as well as some of the best Mexican food . Having always been in the service industry,we knew this property was one of a kind with its endless waterfront and everything needed for a perfect vacation.

Barbara Durham purchased this villa in 2007

Why Barbara Durham chose Barra de Navidad

There is only two other unique properties like this on the pacific coast,the two others are private homes and they are both in Barra.This lot became available one day and I bought it the next.There is water on two of three sides,there are no cars yet you can travel by car,boat or walk to everything within eight minutes.There is peace and quiet and beauty surrounding the entire property with no other houses in front.

What makes this villa unique

This property has it's own private dock with it's own privite ponga(boat)that most others do not have.There is many different species of birds that fly over head down the canals at dusk,it is beautiful!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We found Villa Santa Barbara to be a luxurious Mexican Oasis on a quaint canal waterfront setting. My husband and I came to Barra for a restful fun getaway & we found it here! Barb & Barry are fun, easy going gracious hosts. Every suite is private. One of the best features is the crystal clean pool & patio area. We can envision coming here again & sharing this great place with our family.

Thanks Barb & Barry!

~ Jill & Dennis

Nelson Comax Valley

"We were the first guests to stay in the Penthouse suite - it was perfect! There was lots of room inside and out. Barry & Barb were fabulous hosts - anything we needed, they found it for us. We had a "fiesta" with them and the other guests one night... lots of fun!

Beautiful scenery, an easy walk to Barra, a lovely pool, great weather and accommodation not to mention the awesome company... what more could we ask?

Thanks, Barb & Barry - we'll see you in Gibson's in June."

~ Mike & Sue Ohman

Skip & Judy Stothert &

Sandy Bowell

"We just stayed at Villa Santa Barbra for 1 week Nov. 26/08 to Dec.4/08. All we can say is it was amazing, Barb and Barry made us feel like family, the pictures are amazing but when you get there it is even more beautiful, can't wait to go back -- the best spot yet with all our world travels. Barb and Barry, thanks for a great time!

If you are going to Barra De Navadad, stay with Barry and Barb, the most amazing place."

~ Bill & Pierrett
Nov 2007
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Waterfront Studio,pool,view $50 a night!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Portland OR

Relaxing Time in Barra

  • 5 of 5 wife and i just spent 5 nights at Villa Santa Barbara and LOVED IT! The hosts were exceptional and the property was immaculate...quick walk to Barra's downtown but a quiet refuge if you just wanted to hang around the Villa and read; sunbathe and take a nap! Highly recommended...Todd & Lea

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kelowna, B.C.

5 star hacienda

  • 5 of 5

This is a 5 star hacienda-peace, tranquility, and comfort all wrapped in a little piece of paradise. If you want quiet, except the sound of tropical birds and fishing boats putting by, this is for you. A Diamond in the rough not far from the beach or town and then there is Barb and Barry!The most gracious, knowlegdable, accomodating hosts you will ever meet. From having our first meal prepared for us (including asking about food allergies), to the cerveza in the fridge and margaritas on arrival! Best service ever. Attention to detail is superb. This was exactly what we were seeking out and guarantee we will return.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

We'll be back in 2016

  • 5 of 5

In 2014, my husband and I stayed a week at Villa Santa Barbara before moving to another place where we had stayed for many years. We liked it so much, we decided to spend our whole vacation (5 weeks) at VSB in 2015. We are so happy we did. On arrival, our kitchen was stocked with a delicious meal, beer, and wine, allowing us to simply relax and enjoy our first night in our beautiful suite. The next morning The French Bakery boat came right up to the dock with a variety of croissants, pastries, and pies. And Barb and Barry are there to answer any questions and make suggestions if asked. They really are the perfect hosts.

I was a little afraid that I would miss the ocean view we had in our prior accomodations. We soon discovered the view from VSB is just as beautiful and even more interesting. Watching the comings and goings of the fisherman in the canal, the sailboats in the lagoon, the yachts in the marina, and all the birds and fish entertained us everyday. At the same time, it is MUCH quieter than being on the beach near bars.

If relaxing isn't your thing, you can be as busy as you like. If you have been to the Barra/Melaque area you already know that the entertainment options are plentiful. There are lots of tours, sporting options, music venues, and so many eating and drinking establishments that we couldn't try them all in 5 weeks. Every year, I make a point to talk to people who are well traveled and ask them about their favorite places. I have yet to meet someone who didn't think that Barra/Melaque was one of the best. And for us, Villa Santa Barbara is the best place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Everything we needed and more ! Casa Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay at Casa Santa Barbara November 21 - November 27th, 2014. We arrived by water taxi to their house located on the canal in Barra de Navidad. We reserved the junior suite which is exactly as advertised. It has a very comfy king size bed that looks out over the pool and canal. The private bath has a shower and fluffy towels as well as a sink and toilet. There is also a kitchen area that has sink, pots and pans , dishes , some condiments and a microwave and fridge. Barry and Barb are excellent hosts and think of everything to make your stay more pleasant. We arrived later in the day and Barb had some fresh fruit , cold beer and 1/2 a cooked chicken waiting for us in our suite . Very thoughtful and we really appreciated their efforts. The pool is clean and refreshing and so nice to come back to after a hot day exploring Barra. Their outdoor barbeque kitchen area is great and there is also another bathroom and shower available for the use of their guests. When we stayed there were other guests staying in the suite next to us. We ended up having a great time with them and exchanged info and plan on keeping in touch. One evening we had a great barbeque with the Mahi Mahi I brought back from the fish market. The walk into town is pretty short. Barb and Barry recommend you take a cab back after dark . We traveled to Melaque to the flea market. It was interesting but I think you can probably find everything in the shops at pretty much the same price unless you know what things should cost. We rented a car 1 day just down the road from Casa Santa Barbara from Crazy Cactus. That was fun and the roads are very good. We would recommend Casa Santa Barbara and Barra de Navida as a nice relaxing place to visit and vacation. Be aware though that the canal can get very busy at 4am when the fishermen leave to go fishing. If I had the ceiling fan on in our room I really didn't hear them. Barb and Barry are great people and they have a lovely place they share with their visitors.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Austin, Texas, USA

Wonderful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Very personable hosts with plentiful tips on restaurants, dependable taxi's, shopping and local events. Lots of TV channels in English, strong internet, full kitchen facilities and lots of small touches (ice maker, bicycles, comfy beds, BBQ grills, juicer, bakery & water deliveries) and well decorated to make things pleasant. Ideal for a group of friends for a getaway an ideal base to explore the region from.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Our Best Mexican Vacation Yet!

  • 5 of 5

Mexico is a wonderful country to visit with its rich and colourful history and friendly people. And, Villa Santa Barbara in the quaint village of Barra de Navida is a wonderful, relaxing and peaceful place to set down roots for a month.

The Villa was everything it was advertised to be and more. The owners, Barb and Barry, went out of their way to make us feel at home. Besides being extremely friendly and personable, they are excellent hosts. Although they were staying in the Villa at the same time as us, we never felt uncomfortable, in fact, it was like they were other quests from home.

We found the accommodations had everything we needed. The maid cleaned our suite twice weekly which was included in the cost. The Villa was extremely clean and well kept. It's obvious that Barb and Barry care about the property and its ongoing maintenance.

Sitting around the pool in front of our Junior Suite and watching the boats and fisherman coming and going on the canal was entertaining. The pool is the cleanest I have ever seen in Mexico. What a treat to jump in the pool and cool off after a walk "home" from the village centre.

One feature of this Villa is its location. Its very quiet. We had no dogs barking all night, no traffic noise, no noisy roosters and neighbours who don't play loud music and party all night.

Barra has a multitude of restaurants, stores and shops. We especially enjoyed the restaurant called Besame Mucho. We had several excellent meals there. And close to Barra are the villages of Melaque, Villa Obregon, San Patricio and Cihuatlan where you can explore other shops, restaurants and stores. Everything is available nearby.

We also traveled four hours by bus to visit the beautiful, colonial city of Colima. You have to see it and visit the museum, colonial palace, shops and restaurants there - you won't regret it.

Overall, we had a wonderful time and will not hesitate to recommend Barra and Villa Santa Barbara to our friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We enjoyed your company and stories about Powell River when I first went there to play hockey and you Leone only 10 years old.55 years ago and we meet again after all those years


Car: not necessary

our Villa is on the end of the canal closest to town with water and 2 sides


Rates & Availability

From $65 Per night

Barra de Navidad Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2015 - Jun 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2015 - Oct 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
6 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2016 - Mar 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150.00
Notes Air conditioning optional/May 1st to Dec 15th $12 per day
50% at time of booking and balance on arrival
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Barra de Navidad Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • bathroom with shower outdoors next to pool
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
During high season Dec 15th to March 30th we provide maid service 2 times weekly. If you want more we can arrange it but more than 2 times a week is paid by guest. April through Dec 14th we provide cleaning once a week.Also private ponga for charters May 1st to Dec 15th,air is optional at $12 a day

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