About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Country House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)
With vistas spanning the mountains behind and views of the best sunsets in Oaxaca across the valley below, you will never want to leave this country paradise. Casa El Barco was built years ago to capture the cool breezes and the vistas of the local hills above Oaxaca. Only 20 minutes from downtown Oaxaca, it is the ideal destination for those wishing to take advantage of all the city has to offer while returning home to the quiet and clean air of San Pablo Etla, a traditional Zapotec village.
Built of adobe and decorated in a rustic Mexican style with crafts from all over the state of Oaxaca, the house features modern facilities with an old world charm. El Barco offers outdoor dining, private patios for relaxing, Wi-Fi indoors and out, comfortable beds, gardens filled with flowering plants and fruit trees, and a shared communal in-ground pool with palapa. The house is also adjoined by 'La Casita del Barco' VRBO #170310 a very private casita that can also be rented for larger groups.
Available for the first time ever as a vacation destination, this house has been a private family home until two years ago and has all the appointments of a house that has been lived in and loved.
Please find much more information and photos on our dedicated website, www.vacationrentalsoaxaca.com
Keywords: house, rustic Mexican, adobe, country house
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- May 15, 2018
About Adele Hammond
Adele Hammond, artist, and founder of Abrazo Style (a fashion accessories company that works directly with indigenous artisans in Oaxaca and Chiapas, MX), lived in Oaxaca for five years with her husband, John, and daughter, Siena.
Adele Hammond purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Adele Hammond chose 3a Sección San Pablo Etla
We love Oaxaca, its culture, its climate, its art and living in a small village on the shoulders of the local mountains.
What makes this Villa unique
What we love most about our place is that while other people are caught in traffic and fighting the congestion of the city, we are watching the sunset at the pool with a glass of wine, listening to the birds after having spent a lovely day in town.
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Country home on a hill
What a treat to stay in this home. The aesthetic and country life-style of the owners created an intimate and homey nest for our family. Lush vegetation all around, views over the valley, mountains, and many outside resting spots. The place is very peaceful (except when there are fiestas in the village below). But the fiestas, the music of bands, the odd tuba solo and the singing from below just added to the exceptional ambiance. With grandchildren, we found it necessary to rent a car as some destinations (including Oaxaca city) were beyond our taxi/bus prowess, but if ambitious, one could probably do without a car. We love the cultural richness and vibrant colour of Oaxaca and hope to visit again in the future.
Thank you very much! Your lovely description of El Barco captures its essence beautifully (including the tuba!) We are delighted our family home of many years was a pleasant oasis for you and your family and that its art, craft, vistas and stories were memorable.
Having a car if you are an active tourist does add convenience for visiting villages and downtown Oaxaca.
We hope to see you again soon for more sunsets at the pool, lively music and Oaxacan magic.
Adele, John, and Siena
Perfect Oaxaca Retreat
El Barco was the perfect choice for my group of friends and I. There were 4 of us, we all fit comfortably and were able to have our own space and bathrooms. The Kitchen also came generously equipment with all of the basics from coffee and seasonings to bread and fruit. We were doing a lot of our own cooking, so that was a lovely surprise to arrive to.
Over all we couldn’t have picked a better spot. I would recommend El Barco to any type of traveler coming to the area. It would even be a perfect spot for a family with kids.
It was our pleasure having you as our guests and we are delighted that the rambling spaces of our unique home accommodated you well. We do hope that Oaxaca has captured your heart and that you will return soon!
Wonderful retreat outside of Oaxaca City
Located north of Oaxaca, this was the perfect place to stay to get away from the bustle of Oaxaca City. Nice views of mountains in the distance, two patios, well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, plenty of hot water. About a 20-30 minute drive to the city depending on traffic. If you are visiting places south or east of Oaxaca, count on extra time to navigate around the city.
Wonderful traditional-style Oaxaca house
Stay at El Barco if you love silent mornings where you can watch the sun coming over the mountain to wake the beautiful Etla valley below (while eating the mangoes, bananas and papaya you bought from the women who grew them). Stay here if you want to hear nightjars serenading you to sleep and owls hooting in the night. Stay here if you want to buy homegrown organic greens and free range eggs from a farmer who arrives each Tuesday morning at the door. Stay here if you want a well-equipped Mexican- styled kitchen with lots of beautiful local pottery to serve your meals at the table formed from local wood. Stay here if you want to sip a cold Marguerita you have made from the limes you bought from a farmer in the Etla Wednesday market, while watching the sun set over the valley. Stay here if you want a property manager (Florencio) who will help you in every way he can. In short, stay here if you want a real home to come home to (or hang around in all day if you're feeling lazy) with two villages within an easy walk and to have a sense you're part of a community.
My husband and I stayed in January and February 2017 and found the house ideal for 2 - 4 people. There is a separate master bedroom cottage and another large bedroom for a couple in the house. In addition there are 2 single beds (one of which is up a steep spiral staircase). There are several terraces for outdoor meals or relaxing.
If you are interested in birding or hiking in the mountains there are excellent guides that can take you. Oaxaca has so many fabulous restaurants I won't bother to mention any by name. We tend to go exploring during the day and try out a restaurant then come "home" for dinner. If we were tired we stopped at one of the roast chicken stands on the road for an easy, tasty meal.
Whenever we come back to Oaxaca this will be our home base. Thank you Adele for sharing your beautiful home and artwork with us. We will return.
Thank you Jean. We are delighted that El Barco met your expectations and that the magic of Oaxaca will bring you back again. It is indeed a special place for both its rich history as a home of artists, and for its location. El Barco was our family home for five years so our hope is that our guests always feel the house is comfortable, as a home should be. The fresh greens, birds, and wonderful neighbors are all part of the experience and we are very happy that Florencio helped to make your stay successful. We do hope to see you again soon!
Charming Mexican property
Spacious home on the hill overlooking Oaxaca. Beautiful landscaping. Two master bedroom suites with plenty of privacy.
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope that the house met your expectations. Please do share your thoughts if there is anything we can improve upon.
We have just spent a week at this lovely home. First time in Oaxaca. Everything, and I mean everything, was lovely. Very clean, bright, vibrant decor and scenic views of Oaxaca below from this hilltop retreat. The owner, Alele, was always available to answer questions via phone and the caretaker, Florencio, met us at the airport and transported us to the home and answered every question. Housekeeping service was provided and everyone we encountered was genuinely kind and helpful.Florencio and his wife are available to provide a fully catered and authentic Oaxaca dinner. Don't miss out on taking advantage of this rare opportunity. The food was delicious and the preparation and clean up were included - all for a very reasonable price.
We would highly recommend this property to anyone interested in traveling to this part of Mexico.
We are delighted that Oaxaca and El Barco have captured your heart and that you've had a great experience. We hope you will return to enjoy the many layers of this rich and wonderful place. There is always more to explore!
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, South East Mexico, Mexico (20 Minutes from Downtown Oaxaca in San Pablo Etla) --- With vistas spanning the mountains behind and views of the best sunsets in Oaxaca across the valley below, you will never want to leave this country paradise. Casa El Barco was built years ago to capture the cool breezes and the vistas of the local hills above Oaxaca. Only 20 minutes from downtown Oaxaca, it is the ideal destination for those wishing to take advantage of all the city has to offer while returning home to the quiet and clean air of San Pablo Etla, a traditional Zapotec village. Other Activities: shopping, wildlife viewing, bird watching, water parks, ruins There is much more information on our website: www.vacationrentalsoaxaca.com