3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed, 3 Full Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
- English, My husband speaks Spanish if you need.
About Nicole Tinoco
Laurie and Ned Pederson retired American Airlines Captain first discovered the beautiful Sea Of Cortez in 1979. The love affair with this serene part of Mexico continues for the third generation at the Casa De La Luna which we would like to share with you. They reside in Victoria, British Columbia, their daughters in Napa and San Diego California. The West Coast of North America is fully appreciated by our family.
Nicole Tinoco purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Nicole Tinoco chose Los Barriles
We choose our vacation home here for the specular views, sunrises and sunsets, pristine beaches, safe and welcoming environment, fantastic fishing, windsurfing, and our quality family time. It is a wonderful place to have our two small grandchildren and a great getaway to slow down.
What makes this Condo unique
Our beach front property allows us unlimited views of the ocean, walking distance to grocery stores, banks/ATM's, many restaurants, and the tranquility of restful sleep. Whale watching Jan-March
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 10
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
December in Los Barrilles
The condo was spacious and clean, and had an absolutely gorgeous view of the Sea of Cortez from the 3rd floor deck. The kitchen was well stocked, and beds comfortable. One TV had access to cable television; the other two TVs were for DVDs only, and when we stayed there, the remotes were out of batteries.
The general manager, Pedro was really, really helpful in setting us up with drive from the airport, to Punta Cana for our snorkeling trip to Cabo Pulmo, and a deep sea fishing expedition. The one small complaint is that Pedro would quote us different prices on different days, and it always came out to $10 more than the original quote. That's not a big deal, but to avoid aggravation or, if like us trying to minimize trips to the ATM for pesos in Mexico, something to gain clarity on ahead of time.
It was unseasonably cold when we arrived, and didn't realize that both the condo and hotel pools were unheated. While we were able to use the hot tub, we weren't able to swim in the pools. The best time to stay is really in March and April.
Still, we loved our trip. Los Barilles is a wonderful small town, with restaurants and shopping in walking distances. The beaches are beautiful and clean, although it can be windy for small kids. Although too cold for us without wet suits, we were pleasantly surprised to find out that you there's snorkeling off the rocks to about 1/3 a mile to the right of the property. We also ate at the hotel restaurant a few times (chicken enchilladas come highly recommended).
The main reason for the four (as opposed to five star) rating is the access to the resort/hotel. This was a big reason why we chose this property. But, when we arrived, the hotel front desk told us that we weren't allowed to use their pool, whirlpool, tennis, ping pong tables, exercise room or golf course (basically, the resort) without paying either a $6 daily fee per person for the pool only or $20 for access to it all. We were under the presumption that it was free, and Pedro said that we could ignore that, but it's something to clarify. Also, the tennis court and golf course are in miserable shape and not maintained at all. It's shocking that they'd charge anything to use them.
Lastly, while it didn't effect our stay, and she was wonderful to talk to when we did, Nicole wasn't very good about responding to emails or phone calls. If you need something , go to Pedro.
Thank you so much Michael for your extensive review. We were unaware about the charges to the hotel use. I will include that in my listing!
I apologize for the delays in response, we were out of the country during your stay during the Christmas holidays. I am so glad that our GM Pedro was able to help you with your immediate needs! He is amazing!
Our favorite time of year is either April, May (I love it hot in July) or October November. Great snorkeling and the water is so warm! Our windsurfers love January, February.
Please Join us again soon!!
Full moon and a grand property
Could not be better!!!!!!!
This is our second time staying here. We will definitely be back again. Great place great people.
The property was beautiful with a magnificent view . Owners are wonderful people.
Beautiful property with magnificent view
Magic of the sea of Cortez!
What a stunning property located in the ocean. So many nice people, great restaurants and amazing villa. Everything is better than the pictures! Can’t wait for our next trip back!!
Perfect getaway with friends
What a beautiful setting, we didn't want to leave! Gorgeous kitchen with very spacious bedrooms. The view can't be beat, the service at the pool was great and don't miss out on those shrimp tacos! There was information about everything the town offered in a well thought out binder full reviews on local restaurants, things to do etc. They even had golf clubs and tennis rackets for us to use, along with paddles for their kayaks. 6 of us slept comfortably and could have had another couple as well. We all agreed we can't wait to return to Los Bariles and will def stay here again! Thank you!!!
We are located in the fishing village with access to many different kinds of fishing boats from super pangas to large charter boats. We have access to many different captains to fit your needs for what kind of fishing you are interested in. Please talk to the front desk or Pedro for more information. We are also located right next to a beautiful place to windsurf, in fact many people take off right from our beach! If you would like to rent either of these options please contact the hotel Palmas De Cortez which is located right next to our villa and they can help you with any of your needs. The google map is being updated, is shows we are by Loreto which is not true. We are 45 north of San Jose Del Cabo and one hour south of La Paz. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.