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Waterfront Penthouse with Pool / walking distance to everything!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Water front Villa, 2 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths/pool

This Private 2 bedroom 2 bathroom Penthouse suite in Villa Santa Barbara boasts one of the best views in Barra from from every angle and perfect for 4 to 5 people. It is located one floor up and is divided with a palapa away from the other suites which make very private. You can add one of our other suites for 2 or 6 more people.

The Penthouse is located within an eight minute walk to the beach and ocean, restaurants and shopping, $3 cab ride or a $5 boat ride from the private dock. We also have bikes for your use on a first come first serve bases.

From this gorgeous airy private suite you will watch the lights sparkle from the Grand Bay from every window,see the yachts passing and wake up to have your morning coffee with fresh pastry delivery to your own dock. Just steps away see the local fisherman are going by on the seaway. You can watch the sun sets from your roof top deck.

If you like to cook, the well equipped dynamite kitchen has it all including a indoor/our door bbq, gas stove top and wall oven. The dining room doors open wide onto the deck and a million dollar view. The living room has a king sofa bed, perfect for relaxing and gazing at the water and view. The master suite has a king size bed(or 2 single) and there are shutters that open out to the gorgeous view. The second bedroom has a king size bed (or two individuals)with TV and water views of the canal, pool, palapa,water and out door kitchen. The master bathroom is located between both bedrooms and the other full bathroom is located off the kitchen. The pool is located just above the dock next to the shaded palapa,.

You can find exceptional high end restaurants or have tacos in the village or dinner in one of many sidewalk cafe's. Surf the warm water, or a drink on the beach, splash in the pool, shop the weekly market or nap in the hammock. Spend afternoons relaxing in the shade of the palapa and enjoying your favorite beverage from the built-in bar overlooking the canal. How about a pedicure, manicure or massage? We will bring it to your service.. Enjoy a traditional Mexican dinner cooked for you by locals along with other guests or take a sunset cruise or snorkeling tour in a private ponga. This vacation paradise is close to all the shops,eateries and beach,no need to rent a car,you can walk to everything. If you are looking to get way from business of the big city and want it all in a smaller setting, this is the place is for you. Managers are available 24 hours a day,12 months a year and there to greet you with beverages and snacks upon arrival your arrival Dec 15th through April 1st.

Note: Our place is a licensed business. When booking a rental it is important to find out if the place you rented is licensed. Always ask.

More Details

Barbara Durham
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 6, 2018

About Barbara Durham

The dream of having a place in Mexico started to come true in 2007 when the decision was made build a wonderful vacation rental on the water to share. After vacationing here,we seen a serious lack of vacation accommodations that were well stocked with all the comforts of home so we decided if we are going to do this it has to be perfect. Having a career in the service industry helped us to think of every detail so everyone could enjoy and have a perfect vacation on this large waterfront property that is accessible by car,bikes,walking or boat.

Barbara Durham purchased this villa in 2007

Why Barbara Durham chose Barra de Navidad

The lot is one of three situated on the end of the canal,walking distance to the center but far enough away you do not hear noise or cars. The only sounds you hear are boats,breezes and birds!

What makes this villa unique

Watch the fisherman go by while sipping your morning coffee! From your bed to the pool to the palapa, you can sit on the pool bench and continue enjoying the views from every angle.You know you are in paradise when cooking in the fabulous outdoor kitchen and enjoying the view of the famous Grand Bay lights dancing across the water while your steak is sizzling on the bbq.At around 5:00 each day,the the many different kinds of birds start to sing,then before sunset they all travel in flocks to a nearby island where they spend the nights.This is truly spectacular and we can take you to see this spectacular site in our boat from your own private dock.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Barra de Navidad, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Additional third Bathroom and shower by pool
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), both can be separated to make 4 single beds. Sleep 2 on King size sofa bed in living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
During high season Dec 15th to March 30th we provie maid service 2 times weekly. If you want more we can arrange it but more than 2 times a week is paid by guest. April through Dec 14th we provide cleaning once a week.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Waterfront Penthouse with Pool / walking distance to everything!
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

The best place we've ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been staying at Villa Santa Barbara every year for the past 5 years. We started with a one week. This year we stayed for 6 weeks and have booked for the same time in 2019.

The villa is beautiful and beautifully maintained. We have found the location on the canal to be more fun and interesting (and quieter) than anyplace on the beach. It’s fun to see the fisherman go by. We can see the Grand Bay Hotel, lighted up every night, and the sailboats and cruisers going in and out of the marina. Getting into town is a 10 minute walk or a 30 peso taxi ride. At night, our favorite way to travel is on a water taxi that picks us up at Villa Santa Barbara and drops us off next to the malecon in town, and back again. And each morning the French Bakery boat stops at the villa with all kinds of treats to buy.

But probably the best part of VSB are the hosts, Barb and Barry, who happily help with anything you need. They interact with their guests as much or as little as the guests prefer. They are nice, fun people who try to anticipate what you need and are available to answer your questions and offer suggestions, if requested. A nice surprise is finding your first night’s meal, prepared by Barb, in your refrigerator upon arrival, as well as other basic supplies (a few cervezas, snacks, coffee, etc). After a day of travel, all you have to do is relax.

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your continued support,we so enjoyed your laughter and kindness and are looking forward to seeing you on your next visit. Best regards, Barry and Barb
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Great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the penthouse for 5 nights in February 2018 and had a great time. Barb had drinks and homemade lasagne waiting for us. She organized a large taxi to pick us up at the airport and we stopped for groceries on the way. Everyone was very helpful. We loved the pastry boat that came in the mornings. It was a nice walk, with lots of streets to explore when we went into the busier core of Barra. There were great spots to have sunset drinks, dinner and live evening entertainment. We loved the water taxi's to get us back and forth if we didn't want to walk and they all new exactly where Barb's villa was located. Would definitely go again and consider renting whole villa if more family coming. Pictures accurately reflect the property. The weather was very hot and we enjoyed the pool which was very clean and if we needed shade the palapa was great.

Holly & Ray, Edmonton, Alberta

  • Submitted: 3-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to have you here,thanks for all your help Ray! We hope yo see you again! Warm regards, Barry and Barb
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Ontario, Canada

First class property with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing, so comfortable and the owners could not be more welcoming,. Everything you need for a wonderful, relaxing holiday.

I hope we get to stay again.

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you with us and we look forward to your next visit!
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West Kelowna

Couldn't have picked a better place!!!!!

  • 4 of 5

We had never used VRBO so we're a little tentative, pictures and people often aren't what they appear. Not so with Barb and Barry! Barb was quick to respond to any questions I had and super pleasant to deal with via email and phone. When our party of 4 arrived we were welcomed with a wonderful meal in the penthouse suite which is very comfortable, has a great view of the surrounding area and gives a little more privacy if desired. Barb and Barry were full of great information, suggestions and so relaxed and comfortable to talk to, they are definitely in the right business. Villa Santa Barbara is conveniently located within walking distance to town or by taking the boat right from the doc. Mornings were spent watching fishermen head out to sea from the canal while waiting on the beautiful sunrise. Then it was fresh pasties delivered every morning to our dock. It was a relaxing, worry free holiday and one I would recommend to anyone. A little more expensive than a lot of places we looked at but the motto " you get what you pay for" definitely applied. Loved it. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: 6-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having such great fun people around. We very much enjoyed all of you and hope to see you all again in Mexico or on the coast. The pleasure was ours, you were great! Barry and Barb
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This villa is in the perfect location. The 360 degree view from the roof top to the amazing view from pool deck of the hills with the grand bay hotel nestled within is perfect.

Having the location right on the end of the Cannel makes for peace and quite all the time and easy to get into town by taking the ponga ( water taxi ) or having the French bakery boat delivery you baked goods every morning.

The villa it's self has everything you need for your vacation, fully equipped kitchen, linen for the bathroom. The maid comes in twice a week to change the sheets and clean the floors and bathrooms. they also supply pool towels and beach towels.

As for the Barb and Barry they are amazing ,what ever you need or when ever you need anything they are always there for you. They know where the hotspots are to eat and drink and to shop, and if they don't know something they will phone a friend to find it out. They always went above and beyond.

I highly recommend Villa Santa Barbara and would only stay here if I returned.

Thanks again Barb and Barry for the great home away from home.

Joanne and Shawn

  • Submitted: 6-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect spot to just relax and explore

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year to stay in Barra, we love the "NON- resort" feel of this quaint fishing village. And Villa Santa Barbara was a great place to stay!! Since we are unable to climb stairs, the patio level apartment was perfect for us . We were there for our 34th anniversary and through Thanksgiving. Being able to have local friends join us for swimming, BBQ, visiting and getting on the boat right outside our door was amazing. And our hosts made us and our friends feel right at home. Barb and Barry gave us some great ideas for places to eat and see. Now we have new friends to spend time with when we are in Barra de Navidad. As Barry and Barb finish cleaning up after hurricane Patricia, this destination can get nothing but better. Thank you again and hope to see you for our vacation this year.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Manzanillo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
by boat 10 min. By car
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Barra De Navidad
Car: not necessary

Private panga for fishing,enjoy manicures,message right in your suite. Plan a traditional Mexican dinner prepared in our out door kitchen and seved to you in the Palapa.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Barra de Navidad, Mexican Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 8 2018 - Jun 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2018 - Oct 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Oct 14 2018 - Dec 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$257
cleaning 2 x weekly C$65
Pet Fee C$150
based on 4 person C$0
air conditioning weekly C$155
extra people C$35

These prices are based on four people,there is an additional charge of $25 for up to six. After May 1st there is a charge for air conditioning, you will not need it as there is ceiling fans in each room but if you do it is $12 a day for each bedroom but if you need it we have it.. Electricity in Mexico is very expensive.30 % at time of booking/30 % 90 days before arrival? 30 % balance on arrival 30 % non refundable and the other 30% is refunded if re booked

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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