From the moment you enter this property, you will be drawn to the tranquility of Casa de la Playa. This property is right in the middle of everything - yet so peaceful! The Sea of Cortez will captivate you from the moment you enter the house. The large deck on front has multiple seating areas for observing the peace or activity of the beach and Sea.
This newly remodeled home has a great connection to the beach - even when you are inside. Yet it is also very private. Casa de la Playa is the first house to the north of Las Palmas de Cortez Hotel in the town of Los Barriles. You can easily walk to town or take the beach cruisers!
This is a one story home and all bedrooms and bathrooms are on one level. There is a solid walking surface from the parking area to the house. We also have a portable ramp for the one step to the house on request.
The four bedrooms are large and the spaces in between are generous and offer a sense of privacy in each of the rooms. The beds have high quality sheets and mattresses and there are closets and drawers in each bedroom so that you may unpack and settle in.
The master bedroom is located on the Sea of Cortez, with a wall to wall sliding glass door to wake to the sunrise (privacy shades included). The master bath has double Talavera sinks and custom Parota cabinetry.
The large second bedroom is peaceful and quiet, with 2 full size beds. There is a TV and DVD player and a collection of DVDs located in the handcarved armoire.
Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed and French doors that open to a large shade area (media sombre) with a wicker sofa set.
The 4th bedroom has it's own entrance. It has a queen size bed, French doors opening to the garden, and a private half bath.
The main bathroom is between bedrooms 2 and 3. It has Mexican tile and a custom Parota cabinet with ample drawers for individual toiletries.
There is air conditioning and fans in each bedroom and throughout the house. In addition, the beach side windows have shades to keep the house cool in the morning, without losing the view to the Sea.
The kitchen is well stocked and looks to the Sea. It opens to the living room with views to the Sea and multiple dining areas inside and out. The kitchen has handmade Mexican tile and custom Parota cabinets.
The deck on the beach side has a BBQ and plenty of sitting and lounging areas where you can look for whales, dolphin and rays jumping. In the morning, you may watch the fishing boats go out. In the afternoons you may watch the kiteboarders or the fishermen returning with their catch.
Off the kitchen, there is a courtyard with another wicker lounge area and table, and the media sombre with lounge seating on the garden side of the house.
Amenities include 2 beach cruisers for riding to town, 2 SUPs and a tandem kayak for your use. If you would like to hit the pool or hot tub, you can walk next door for lunch or a margarita and jump in the infinity pool at the hotel. And of course, the Sea of Cortez is right outside the door, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and SUPing. There is a private palapa on the beach and two outdoor showers for rinsing off sand and salt.
The house is also equipped with pickleball racquets, ladderball, bocce ball, books about the area, sand toys, throw blankets, and beach towels for your enjoyment.
If you ever want to leave the house, there is plenty to do in the area. The town has many great restaurants within walking distance, including a coffee shop and bars. Many of our guests rent ATVs to get around town and take day trips up the arroyo or to Punta Pescadero. There are mountain biking trails from the house (and a shop in town where you can rent bikes if you like). You can take a trip to Cabo Pulmo for diving and snorkeling. Or go to La Paz to see the whale sharks. There are hikes to waterfalls and swimming holes. Depending on the time of year, you can take kiteboarding or windsurfing lessons, or take a boat out fishing. We can give you more ideas when you decide to go for a visit.
We may have some flexibility for blocked dates beginning in the Fall of 2019. Please request dates in the body of your reservation request if they appear blocked on this calendar.