Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Attached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
- english, french, spanish
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Comfortable, welcoming, fun property.
Thank you for staying with us! We're delighted you enjoyed the unique Mexican character of the casita with its art and crafts, private garden and comfort. We hope to see you again!
Lovely, Restful, Authentic.
Oaxaca is an incredible place. If you want tranquility in a beautiful setting not too far from the city this is ideal.
Thanks very much!
So glad you enjoyed your stay and that Oaxaca has captured your hearts. Hope to see you again soon!
Beatiful and peaceful
Exactly as advertised. The location is beautiful and an excellent retreat away from busy Oaxaca. We stayed for a week. Definitely worth having a rental car to be able to get places (but I think that anywhere I go). The hosts and staff were all wonderful. There were food and flowers for us when we arrived! The pool was amazing. Great hiking trails.
We're delighted you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again in the future! Oaxaca has so much beauty, cuisine and culture to share that it requires multiple trips to enjoy it fully. And we hope El Barco will be in your plans as well!
Beautiful retreat from which to explore Oaxaca
The casita is a tasteful, comfortable space that served us very well. The open living room has an exquisite fireplace in the corner that, on the chill evenings, was a delight to dine beside and enjoy a quiet, romantic evening. The kitchen is "muy Mexicano", user friendly and fully equipped. A small but complete bathroom lies off the kitchen, filled with thoughtful touches of art and function. The bedroom (s) are comfortable and clean. We chose to occupy the "optional" extra bedroom with it's lovely view out over the valley and were able to hear owls at night and lovely song birds and doves during the day. The grounds of the complex are beautifully maintained and designed. The small community consists of 3 major dwellings along the ridge, with extensive views out over the valley. The swimming pool is shared and also of tasteful design. We were able to access the laundry room beside the casita, which was very useful indeed. Finally, we found the owner and managers to be friendly, supportive and highly responsive to any needs or cares that came up for us. Highly recommended.
Exceeded all expectations. Wonderful!
Our group of eight rented both the main house and casita at El Barco to celebrate my 50th birthday and Dia de los muertos. The place is magical! It is beautiful, charming, comfortable and nicely located beyond the urban reaches of downtown Oaxaca.
Property manager Florencio was attentive and helpful in getting us settled-in and his wife, Sarai, prepared three wonderfully delicious meals for us during our stay.
Initially we were concerned about transportation since El Barco is a few miles from Oaxaca. We opted not to rent a vehicle and have no regrets with that decision. We enlisted the services of Sebastian to shuttle our group all over the area and act as our de facto tour guide. We can't say enough good things about Sebastian! He bent over backwards for us and made our visit truly unforgettable!
My only hesitation in writing this very positive review is that it may make it more difficult to book El Barco again in the future! Great place and wonderful people! Thank you!
sweet, but a bit remote
The casita was sweet and we did enjoy our stay. it was a bit farther from anything than we had expected - a 15 minute walk to get tortillas or some milk, and an hour an a half tuk-tuk and bus into Oaxaca City. Had hoped to be in a puebla, but instead found all our neighbors were gringos, mostly also short-term renters, though all quite nice and interesting folks. Even those with cars, which we would highly recommend, did not go out at night - the roads were just too bad, and the pot-holes too deep. The pool was lovely, the neighbors friendly and helpful, and there were lots of birds in the area.
We're glad you enjoyed the essence of what the casita offers: a getaway from the congestion of the city in a lovely area of the country. Yes, with public transportation it can take awhile to get to downtown. If frequent trips to the city are planned, a car IS recommended. If you are generally looking to read books, relax by the pool and take walks, a car is not necessary. As far as the roads, well, that is intrinsic to Mexico, especially this time of year. Thank you for your feedback!