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Roof top deck
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pool
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Master Bedroom
Penthouse master Suite
view from master bdrm in Penthouse
large sliders penthouse on to deck
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Penthouse Suite kitchen
view from second bedroom /penthouse
Penthouse Suite Bath Room
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nearby dolfins
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Barra de Navidad, Costalegre

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Gary V
Revelstoke, Canada
2 reviews
“Piece of Paradise”
Reviewed December 18, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

We enjoyed our stay with Barb and Barry very much. The apartment was better than we could have hoped for. Great location, great hosts. Everything you could need was in the unit. We spent our time driving around checking all the great beaches and towns around. Can't wait to return. Highly recommend to anyone not wanting the hussel of most tourist towns.

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Liked best: Location,
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mickey195...
Vancouver Island, BC
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Super hosts, good location, nice pool and lots of room”
Reviewed December 5, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Barbara. It was the beginning of the season, so the humidity was very high and the bugs did come out about happy hour time. However, that was the only negative things during our stay. Our hosts, Barbara and Barry were amazing and went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. It was easy walking distance to town, and a cheap cab ride to Melaque. We enjoyed coming home to the comfort and coolness of the pool. The bar and barbecue was handy and the chairs and table under the palapa were great. Also, we arranged for Dora to do a Mexican meal for eight which was suberb. The friendliness we encountered made the stay a joy. La Manzanilla Beach was also a highlight and we would recommend Pepe's for great food and service.

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Liked best: Location to town, hosts and pool.
Liked least: Noise of construction and bugs.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Dec 4, 2013
It was a pleasure to have you both with stay with us,we enjoyed your company as well as your friends,lots of laughs and fun! Thanks you
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valdanmal...
Kelowna, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Ever”
Reviewed April 5, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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We stayed at Villa SantaBarbara in January 2013 for 2 weeks and it was absolutely fantastic!! It was exactly as promised and better. Barry and Barb are the best hosts you could ask for - they are so friendly, welcoming, hospitable, patient and helpful. The suites are all as pictured, they are comfy and clean, have all of the amenities of home and as promised are cleaned while you are there. Outdoor kitchen & bbq's, no need to cook indoors - but you can if you like as the kitchens in the Penthouse and Premiere suite are great. The pool is clean, warm and so inviting when you get back from a day away! The Villa is situated just a short walk from town, and a $5 cab from Melaque where you will find the most beautiful beach for walking and swimming if you feel so inclined. You don't even need to leave the Villa as all goods can be delivered - chicken, seafood and even beer!! You must also try the baked goods delivered at the dock in the mornings at 8 - delicious!! We definitely will be returning and recommend Villa SantaBarbara for your visit to Barra de Navidad

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Liked best: the whole place is great and is as advertised.
Liked least: no beach at the property, however, a short walk
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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1lorena
oregon
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Leave all your cares behind, unwind in peace and tranquillity”
Reviewed March 25, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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person found this review helpful

We stayed in the one bedroom end unit for 9 days. Barb and Barry were very accomadating from the minute we arrived. They had some beer and food allready in our fridge to get us started. They even had a bottle of wine for us. It was wonderfull. The condo was very clean, the colors were bright and cherry. We found the end unit to be very private and quiet. We would open up our doors early morning and would just feel all our cares just melt away. We would sit outside on the patio and have our coffee and watch some of the boats go by. Or grab the most wonderful pastries, quiche or bread from the little french pasty guy who came through the canal daily in his boat. . The view of the Grand Bay or mountains was also very nice. Town was only a few blocks away so we would wonder into town then back in the afternoons to lounge at the pool where the breeze was so nice coming off the canal then walk back to town in the evenings. We felt very safe walking back and forth or for a few dollars you could take a water taxi back and forth. The restaurants in town were incredible and Barb and Barry knew exactly where to tell you to eat. The local bus was less than a dollar to take you to the next town or you could rent a taxi for a few dollars. We were even able to rent a car from Cactus rentals just down the street from the villa. There was even a bbq where we cooked some shrimp on one afternoon. I would defiantly stay there again in a heartbeat. Thank you Barb and Barry for making us feel so welcome.... And the beds were very comfortable too!

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Liked best: How welcomed we felt staying there.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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chriscal1...
North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A perfect place!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Santa Barbara.We felt very welcome by Barbara and Barry who provided lots of ideas of what to do while visiting the area.
The accommodations were great! Very comfortable, relaxing ,clean, bright and cheerful.
A great place to relax by the pool and a short walk in to town to many great restaurants.
We borrowed their bicycles to see even more of the area.
The canal location is alive with birds and fishermen going by yet quiet and away from the town.
We loved our stay!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Management Response
Mar 17, 2013
Thank you so much for your great review. We really appreciated it. It was
Also a pleasure having you as our guests and would love to have you and your friends come again in the future.
Sincerely
Barb and Barry
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lilrdhd
Campbell River, Canada
1 review
“Absolutely lovely!”
Reviewed February 1, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa de Santa Barbara. Barry and Barb, the owners, were very accomodating and knowledgeable about the goings on in the area. They spoke Spanish as well! The listing description and pictures were accurate; the entire place was beautiful and clean. The day we arrived at the villa we found our fridge held a complimentary dinner and food to tied us over till we could get to a grocery store. We were even provided with wine and beer! How welcoming that was! The location was great. We walked to town, to the beach and the market. If we wished to travel to Melaque, (a nearby town with lots of shopping as well) the public bus picked us up on the main street or you could flag down a cab with ease (inexpensive cab fares!). We experienced great massages done at the poolside under the palyapa. Fresh baked goods were delivered by boat via the local French bakery in the mornings. The afternoons spent at the poolside were glorious as the breeze from the canal kept you at just the right temperature. There was not a day without warm sunshine! At dusk we would saunter into town, sit and enjoy the incredible sunsets and partake in some great restaurants in either Barra de Navidad or Melaque. If we had wanted we could cook at the villa on the outdoor kitchen/BBQ provided, another great alternative. We felt safe and secure throughout our stay. Thank you, Barry and Barb for a lovely experience. Look forward to seein you again! Cheers!

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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HappySail...
Carmichael, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Relaxing, comfortable, friendly - We'll be back!”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 for a stay in December 2012

The setting is wonderful, right on the canal; we could walk into town and to the little marina where we worked on the new-to-us sailboat. Barb and Barry were helpful and welcoming and even had a recommendation for a guy to work on our outboard motor; we enjoyed the outdoor kitchen, spacious palapa and cool pool for those warm afternoons -- and the opportunity to visit with other guests. We'll visit again when we return to our boat.

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Liked best: Comfortable, friendly place with helpful hosts.
Liked least: No cross ventilation in the studio unit - needed AC at night
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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