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Mary Kufeldt-Antle

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Casa de Las Palmas . . . like your own beachfront estate on the Sea of Cortez!

40 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Baja California Sur Villa Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful beach estate with pool & spa-4, 5 or 6 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, Sleeps 12-16

Bienvenidos! Relax and enjoy “Baja time” at Casa de Las Palmas, a private, gated beachfront estate located on the beautiful blue Sea of Cortez in Baja, Mexico. The villa is situated on over an acre of land in a quiet, convenient neighborhood that is a 5-minute trip by car or quad to the center of Los Barriles.

With 6-bedrooms and 5,500 square feet of living space, Casa de Las Palmas is one of the largest beachfront homes in Los Barriles and is perfect for large or small groups. We invite you to enjoy, relax, and unwind at our roomy family-friendly compound that sits on the edge of a white, sandy beach where you can swim, snorkel, kayak, fish, or paddleboard.

The beautifully designed heated pool and spa with a lush landscaped deck area is fully fenced, gated, and protected with child-safety locks, an added benefit for families with small children. The pool area was designed to be enjoyed year-round and is protected and out of the wind, which is especially nice during the cooler winter months!

As you enter the arched doors of the large, airy great room, your first sight is a gorgeous view of the Sea of Cortez framed by arched porticos and swaying palm trees. An extensive remodel in 2009 continued the elegant style of a sprawling single level traditional Spanish hacienda with private patios, outdoor seating areas, and large verandas with spacious dining areas. A wall of sliding glass doors on the beach side afford views of the sea from anywhere in the room.

One side of the great room has a large, well-equipped modern kitchen with a dining area that seats 12 or more. Comfortable couches, chairs, and a game table provide a separate conversation area at the other end of the room where you can enjoy major channels on the satellite TV. Equipped with a DVD player, an Xbox, and connection for computer to television, everyone is sure to be satisfied. Connect to high-speed internet anywhere throughout the property, including the pool area and outdoor verandas.

The main house has four bedrooms (perfect for a smaller group) with the two Casita bedrooms just across the courtyard. The house comfortably sleeps 12 - 16 people yet still provides privacy if desired. The bedrooms are furnished with king or queen beds and all have private baths, other than two bedrooms which share a large Jack n’ Jill bath.

At Casa de Las Palmas, our fantastic staff will satisfy your every need. We have chefs who are available to cook for you on a daily or nightly basis. Traditional Mexican flavors combined with flame-grilled steaks, BBQ ribs, or grilled shrimp are always a favorite!

Max handles our transportation and is one of several English-speaking drivers who can provide you and your group round-trip airport transportation in large, air-conditioned passenger vans. You will arrive relaxed and ready to start your vacation at the Casa.

Tere and Lugarda are your housekeepers during your stay and come to the house on a daily basis to keep everything neat and tidy. Rene, our gardener and caretaker, maintains the property and grounds in an impeccable picture-perfect state while Beto keeps the pool in pristine condition.

As you sip your morning coffee on the veranda, you may catch sight of whales and their calves passing by, rays leaping out of the sea as they try to fly, or a school of porpoise traveling through. You will experience spectacular sunrises over the Sea of Cortez, as well as enjoying fabulous food and great conversation with family and friends under the starry night skies. The activity in and on the sea is non-stop and will provide daily thrills and excitement for everyone.

Before you know it, you will be in “Baja time” – a slower paced lifestyle where the days slip one into the next and daily cares become less important, where people are friendly, and life goes at its own pace. Remember, there is always mañana . . . so come enjoy, relax, and create memories of a lifetime at your home away from home . . . Casa de Las Palmas.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

4-bedroom rates cannot be calculated with VRBO. Please email me for a detailed quote.

The villa with all amenities is available on a weekly basis (4-night minimum stay) or for up to a month. You will find several excellent restaurants in Los Barriles, a Saturday market with organic fruits, veggies, and fresh baked goods, a deli, grocery stores, and tourist shopping just five-minutes away in town. With all of the modern conveniences available, Los Barriles still maintains the quaint charm of a small fishing village, which you are sure to love. Your hosts live year round in town and are more than happy to help you plan everything to make your time here as perfect and stress-free as possible.

ATV’s and 2- or 4-seater side-by-sides are a great way to get around town and “live like a local.” (Ask about the discounts available to our guests.) These vehicles provide adventurous rides up the arroyos to picturesque waterfalls.

In an excellent area known for big game fishing for marlin, sailfish, yellow fin tuna, and Dorado, there are many boats and crew available for day trips. We will be glad to recommend our personal favorites.

Drivers and vans are also available for day trips, shopping, or other excursions. A day trip to Cabo Pulmo, a national marine park with one of the most beautiful reefs, is a great place for a picnic lunch where you can swim and snorkel with the sea lions and the many diverse species that inhabit the reef.

During the months of December through late February/early March, kiteboarding and wind surfing are the sports “du jour” due to the on-shore north winds. A short walk south from the house will take you to ExotiKite Kiteboarding School whose friendly, experienced instructors are all IKO trained and certified. All gear and equipment can be rented through them and your personal instructor will have you up and riding the wind and waves in no time.

Keywords: Large private beach-front home and casitas Baja California, Pool, hot tub, spa, family reunions, large groups, wedding parties, pool and spa, kite boarding, wind surfing, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, white sands

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Mary Kufeldt-Antle (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Why Mary Kufeldt-Antle chose Baja California Sur

We love the area, the weather, and the warmth and friendliness of the people here. We are fortunate to have found such a lovely property and are happy to share it with you and your family!

What makes this villa unique

Our home is 'front row' - on the beach! With all of the activities that come with that - dolphins leaping, whales breaching, fish jumping, gorgeous sunrises, privacy, space, private heated pool with spa, and all the tranquility that comes with staying at your own private retreat . . . on the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mary,



We had a wonderful time staying at your house. The house, the veranda, the grounds, the pool, the electronic stuff were all first class. All the people that work with you were great. Kathy, Mac, Ian, Max, Lupe and Lucia, and the house keepers and gardeners were all extremely helpful. The food was fabulous. Lupe and Lucia brought their children by to meet us all on the last evening of the Yoga retreat. Several of us arranged a trip to Santiago with Max. He took us to the Zoo, the church and the waterfall, and we had lunch at the hotel int the garden. Kaaren took a two hour paddle board lesson with Peter Boot, one of your neighbors who lives several doors away down the beach. I fly fished up and down the beach. Caught some needle fish and and one rooster fish. Another day we went on a snorkeling trip up past Punta Pescadero to the "narco hotel" area and we had lunch at the hotel at Bahia de los Suenos. A lot of the hotel's electric and water was destroyed by the hurricane, but they were still able to feed us.



We are sending a link to flicker, where there is a slide show of photos that were taken by one of our class mates at the Yoga retreat. http://www.flickr.com/photos/10323204@N02/sets/72157631940204152/show/



We appreciate how hard you work to make this all happen. And we hope at some time in the future to come back to Los Barriles again.



A Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,



Kaaren and Joe
Oct 2012
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Casa de Las Palmas . . . like your own beachfront estate on the Sea of Cortez!
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
5

The Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5

17(13 adults and 4 kids) of us converged at Casa de las Palmas to celebrate my moms birthday. All I can say is wow, this was one of the best vacations I've ever been on. The pictures do NOT do the place justice. It is an incredible place that easily handled our large group. The way the bedrooms are separated from the main great room allows the folks that stay up later than others to enjoy and not worry about disturbing anybody. Some people would hang by the pool, others would head to the beach, and if the hammock was open you could chill there. We opted to have our dinners cooked by Rogelio and his assistant. The meals were unbelievable! We had Mexican dishes the first 4 nights and then we gave him free reign to make what ever he wanted. Outside of choosing this house, it was one of the best decisions we made.

Now let's talk about Mary which is another reason to choose this house. I was the coordinator of our large group and worked with Mary on everything from Round trip airport transportation(Max), stocking of the house with food and beverages before we got there, lining up the cook and menu, getting a 4 seat quad for people to take turns using, reserving a snorkel trip with Claire and Simon down to Cabo Pulmo, and on and on. Lets just say that I felt like I knew Mary before I even got there. Mary is very well connected with the community and can help with anything while you are there. She would email me once in a while to make sure everything was going well. She is what makes this place special.

In closing, if you are comparing properties with this one there is no comparison. I really don't know how you could do any better. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dana Point, CA USA
5

Way overdue review of this amazing vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Casa de las Palmas at the end of August 2015 with close friends. Friends from college, we were turning 40 in 2015 and a great friend of mine, whose dad is friends with the home owner, Mary, was turning 40 in August, so we booked the house to celebrate and vacation. I could not have dreamt of a better vacation. From the fishing and quads/side x side excursions to just enjoying and relaxing at the house we had an amazing vacation.

June, 2016, I just wrapped up my second vacation to Casa de Las Palmas with the same friends. Again, had an unbelievable time. The house/property is gorgeous. It's completely gated, so great for families with kids. Located on the beach, the ocean view from sunrise, through the day to sunset is.......well there are no words to describe.

The property itself is expertly manicured and maintained. The property has a beautiful pool and between the backyard (facing the ocean) and the pool, my friends and I spent much time just relaxing and enjoying our vacation. In addition, the ocean was as calm as a lake. Also, there is a band of rocks, close to shore that is great for snorkeling. Provided is snorkeling gear as well as 2 person kayaks and SUPs to enjoy the ocean. Throughout the days, depending on time of year, we observed, far out, whales, manta rays, bill fish, etc. jumping out of the water. Very cool to witness.

For excursions, Mary has great relationships with local businesses and can assist with making recommendations. Fishings been great and between the two trips. We landed Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper, Dorado and billfish. The snorkeling excursion Mary helped set up was also amazing. Her contact picked us up from the house and drove us to Cabo Pulmo, a spectacular snorkeling/diving reef. We saw a great variety of tropical fish, followed a school of 10's of thousands of Big Eyed Jack (indescribable experience), snorkeled with sea lions, and followed sea turtles. 4 snorkeling stops in all.

As for dining, not even a debate. Book Mary's chef. As foodies he exceeded all our expectations. We hired him for breakfast and dinner. We also brought him our fishing catch and he prepared out of this world sashimi.

Mary is simply awesome. She works tirelessy to ensure an amazing vacation. Living in Los Barilles, Mary has a finger on the pulse of the town. Essential for networking to provide the best excursions and be hands on to welcome guests to a beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vista, CA and Los Barriles, BCS
5

Outstanding Stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Last week our family was delighted with the week spent at Casa de Las Palmas. The property is located on a beautiful, sandy beach and includes everything needed to enjoy the water. In addition the pool and spa area was a great hit with everyone, especially the 2 year old. This beautiful home also has a well appointed kitchen and outdoor BBQ area. The family enjoyed bonding over dinners including the delicious welcome dinner provided by our ever accommodating host, Mary. The outdoor and indoor dining areas had more than enough room for our family of 15. If you are not in the mood to cook there is also a great restaurant near the home. Our family had a reunion at this beautiful home 5 years ago and would go back more often if schedules allowed for it. Although my husband and I have a home in Los Barriles, we cannot accommodate the family comfortably in one place. Casa de Las Palmas was an ideal property for our group, with the 6 well appointed bedrooms providing just the room we needed. Mary also provided a pack and play and high chair which made life so much easier for the parents. The home also comes with a most views of magnificent sunrises, dolphins, flying rays, and other sea life. We highly recommend a stay at Casa de Las Palmas.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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San Rafael, California
5

Beautiful home; awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home on the beach for a birthday celebration. We rose each morning to a spectacular sunrise; many spouting whales, dolphins and jumping bat rays. The pool and the garden around it made it a special place to hang out. The kitchen is large and fully equipped making entertaining easy. The bedrooms were comfortable and the bathrooms were filled with colorful tile work. A truly beautiful, relaxing place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sensational family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered at Casa De Las Palmas for a reunion to begin 2016. Everyone had their own expectations based on the description and other reviews. Everyone's expectations were exceeded without exception. The house is beautiful in every respect including it's outstanding location. It is equipped with all the things you might possibly need - plenty of towels, both beach and bath, glasses for all occasions, snorkeling gear, sea kayak, outdoor fire place, The kitchen is perfect. We can't say enough good things about the fabulous swimming pool and hot tub. Someone from our group was in it, and loving it, most of the time. The house and grounds are immaculate and well maintained during our stay. Of course, Lupe was one of the highlights! She prepared, served, etc. four of our evening meals during our week stay. She was terrific and we all loved her food. Mary, the owner of the house, greeted us upon our arrival and checked in during the week to be sure all was well. We don't usually write reviews but this experience was so outstanding that we wanted to let everyone know. We certainly will return when we can as this was one of those wonderful experiences worth repeating.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Minden, Nevada
5

Mary hit it out of the park again!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of guys have been visiting the Buenavista and Los Barriles area since 1992 with the last 5 years at Casa De Las Palmas. This year when we arrived we were greeted by Mary and wonderful improvements to the house. The kitchen had been upgraded with a beautifully modified island that provided excellent work space with extra storage and a new Thermidor gas range that was a pleasure to use. There have been tremendous upgrades to the house that was amazing to begin with - in addition to the new kitchen modifications, we've seen the addition of a pool and spa. This is a vacation that we look forward to every year - for those who want a house that is totally relaxing or who want to enjoy the outdoor activities in the area, I don't think you can find a better place. Within our group there are those who want to wake up to the sunrise and walk the beach or hike in the surrounding hills and those who want to grab a cup of coffee and set out on the veranda to watch the sun rise over the Sea of Cortez. The house is expertly laid out to provide quiet space, individual rooms and a gathering place for meals, laughter and quiet time. The landscaping is beautiful and provides privacy when using the spa and pool. I can't fully describe the sense of serenity, security and wonderment - thanks Mary for a terrific place to get away from the hassle and enjoy the company of friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
41 Miles
San Jose del Cabo
Nearest Beach
Right in front of the house!
Car: not necessary

Kayaking, fishing, ATV riding through the arroyos and to the waterfalls, kite boarding, surfing, stand-up paddle boards, mountain hiking, zip lines, and more...

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Rates & Availability

Los Barriles Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,800
 
 
Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200

4-BEDROOM Rate: $625/night Regular Rate (minimum 4-night stay)
4-BEDROOM Rate: $550/night Summer Rate (minimum 4-night stay)

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year: $1,100/night, 7-night minimum stay, 6-Bedrooms (entire house)

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Maximum number of people allowed is 16.
Pet fee: $150 and with prior approval of owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Baja California Sur Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 - New bathroom at pool area complete with shower.
  • 5 full bathrooms with large showers plus new bath and shower facilities at pool area.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Extra twin bed in room available upon request.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Extra twin bed in room available upon request.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King bed converts to twin beds.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , King bed converts to twin beds.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Extra twin bed available in room upon request.
  • King size beds (3) - Bedrooms 4, 5, and 6 (all king beds can all be converted to twin beds.) Bedroom 4 also has an additional twin bed. Queen size Beds (3) in main house. Bedrooms 2 and 3 can accommodate twin beds upon request. Twin beds (4) which can be placed in other bedrooms as described above. Baby Cribs (2) portable cribs
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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