They will steal your money, vacation and even your health! I call them the Grasping Gringos. They advertise vacation rentals; a degree in creative writing is needed. when you arrive, the place is not even remotly as advertised. Here's our experience: in August, saw a place on baja.com and were referred to Bareka en Todos to rent a house in La Cachora neighbourhood for 4 months. Paid $1500 up front. The place was advertised as peaceful, simple elegance, air dried linen, fresh flowers. When we arrived, paid a second $1500. Well, first things we noticed was the garbage in the drive - plastic containers, crushed beer cans etc. Inside the house was unspeakably filthy. It had not been cleaned for months - even years. Stove caked in grease, floors filthy, windows never cleaned, shower drain plugged, fridge dirty. When it got dark, the bugs came. Roaches the size of tennis balls running everywhere, moths, mosquitoes etc buzzing. The screens were rotted, the palapa was full of holes and dust. Upholstery and bed infested with silverfish. As for quiet, no one mentioned the family with 2 screaming babies living in the garage. When we complained, we were told what we had paid was not refundable. The property is called Las Puertas. The owner is Sally Lovett, who lives in the USA somewhere. When I phoned her to complain, she was furious I would bother her. Her suggestion? Just walk away (and leave my $3000 in her bank account presumably)Rhoda Jacobs is the property manager but she claims not to be and points the finger at a vaccuous girl called Dulce who seems to be totally clueless about property maintenance. A second house on the property is billed as 2 BR 2 BR. It isn't. Just as filthy, it is a 1 bedroom with an extra TOILET, not bathroom, behind a screen in the living room. The smell of sewer overwhelms. Stay away from Las Puertas. It was probably nice once, but lack of cleaning and maintenance has turned it into a dump. Be careful of the "cosy fireplace" the chimney won't have been cleaned. We fled after 6 horrible days. They got nearly $750 out of us. I had the foresight to stop payment on the check for the second $1500. All thse people cared about was the money. These places are unregulated as they pay no tax and are not registered as a business, so can't complain to anyone! What a nightmare.