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Rustic Mexican Style Country Paradise

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Property Manager
Adele Hammond
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

El Barco was the perfect choice for a relaxing vacation.The photos don't lie and the home feels like a real home. Rare to find such a gem.
Nov 2016
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Amenities

3a Sección San Pablo Etla Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Housekeeping 2x wk, valley views, multiple patios with outdoor dining, tree house, bicycles, outdoor grill, private suite in separate adjacent building, adjoining casita for larger groups (separate rental)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Rustic Mexican Style Country Paradise
average rating of 4.92 based on 26 reviews
Vancouver, Canada
5

Wonderful traditional-style Oaxaca house

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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! Warm regards, Adele
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4

Wonderful retreat outside of Oaxaca City

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Charming Mexican property

  • 4 of 5

Spacious home on the hill overlooking Oaxaca. Beautiful landscaping. Two master bedroom suites with plenty of privacy.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Best, Adele
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5

Exceptional experience

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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5

Retreat

  • 5 of 5

El Barco was the perfect choice for a relaxing vacation.The photos don't lie and the home feels like a real home.Rare to find such a jem.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Mary! We are delighted you found El Barco to be as much of a home to you as it is to us. And we look forward to your return. I hope you made a lot of art while there. It is an inspiring place where many artists have come to work and relax. Best! Adele
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Eugene, Oregon and Heceta Beach, north of Florence, Oregon
5

Pam

  • 5 of 5

We three sisters stayed here for one month. The rooms, baths, and living areas are spacious and comfortable. The pool is convenient with beautiful design and views. Oaxaca can be accessed by public transportation, taxi, or car rental in 20-30 minutes. The village life is a welcome contrast to the noise and stimulation of the big city. Walking, hiking and enjoying the beautiful outdoors is a daily must. American neighbors are friendly and helpful, as are the native staff. We plan to return annually!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

3a Sección San Pablo Etla Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Guelaguetza
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$995
$3,200
 
 
Day of the Day
Oct 13 2017 - Nov 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$995
$3,200
 
 
Christmas
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$995
$3,200
 
 
Semana Santa
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$995
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$900
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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