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[*] posted on 11-4-2018 at 11:21 AM
La Mancha in El Barril


Does anyone have info on the "La Mancha Getaway" in El Barril, its the big white house north of the town. Is this a private house? If not, does anyone have a contact to rent?
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[*] posted on 11-4-2018 at 12:16 PM


Where did you find "La Mancha Getaway" listed, the Internet? I was at El Barril last year but saw nothing advertised along the road to town.



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Through the wormhole of the internet, I finally found photos of the name " La Mancha". Seen videos of peoples stays, but no other info.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6-hHMZKS4g

https://vimeo.com/141373534

I'm pretty sure this place is exclusive. Looking for an possible over night spot while on bikes.
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[*] posted on 11-4-2018 at 01:23 PM


On Google Earth it's shown as Rancho El Barril. About a 1/4 mile north along the beach.
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[*] posted on 11-4-2018 at 02:47 PM


Let us know what you find out.




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Quote: Originally posted by Stewwalker  
Through the wormhole of the internet, I finally found photos of the name " La Mancha". Seen videos of peoples stays, but no other info.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6-hHMZKS4g

https://vimeo.com/141373534

I'm pretty sure this place is exclusive. Looking for an possible over night spot while on bikes.


La Mancha, named after a region of Spain (where Don Quixote lived), seemed to be quite a place!
I think the best hope for accommodations for off-road m/c riders is either Punta San Francisquito Resort or Rancho Piedra Blanca... Rancho Escondido is near El Barril and is/was a guest ranch with rooms for m/c riders. However, it was closed-up two times I was by it last year (January and June).



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[*] posted on 11-4-2018 at 06:17 PM


all 3 houses (La Mancha is the biggest) are in private hand - no airbnb



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[*] posted on 11-4-2018 at 06:22 PM


Piedra Blanca was closed for some reason last year when we went through, probably ran into town. Curious about the place in San Francisquito. Was hoping to find a way into La Mancha. Its a shame someone built that place and would't lease it out (for a hefty fee).
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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 12:45 PM


for an overnight stay go to Rancho Escondido a few minutes up from El Baril...Oscar & his family are awesome and they have little cabins or a bunk room....great food and huge party palapa...he will show you some cool little cave paintings 5 minutes from the ranch if you want...great organic gardens, cool horses, cows and burros, chickens and other fowl to eat too.....the bomb! Tell em Shari sent ya!



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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 12:51 PM


Quote: Originally posted by shari  
for an overnight stay go to Rancho Escondido a few minutes up from El Baril...Oscar & his family are awesome and they have little cabins or a bunk room....great food and huge party palapa...he will show you some cool little cave paintings 5 minutes from the ranch if you want...great organic gardens, cool horses, cows and burros, chickens and other fowl to eat too.....the bomb! Tell em Shari sent ya!


From my reply, above yours:
Rancho Escondido is near El Barril and is/was a guest ranch with rooms for m/c riders. However, it was closed-up two times I was by it last year (January and June).

Is there any way to see if they will be open or there before one leaves for Baja?




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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 12:51 PM


Quote: Originally posted by shari  
for an overnight stay go to Rancho Escondido a few minutes up from El Baril...Oscar & his family are awesome and they have little cabins or a bunk room....great food and huge party palapa...he will show you some cool little cave paintings 5 minutes from the ranch if you want...great organic gardens, cool horses, cows and burros, chickens and other fowl to eat too.....the bomb! Tell em Shari sent ya!


Can you take a shower there? Any pics you could post?

GPS coordinates, lol.





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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 12:53 PM


You can't miss it as it is well signed and on the road to El Barril. See my map "Escondido" (not 'hidden' at all).



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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 06:19 PM


Beto's house in San Francisquito is a good option as well.
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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 09:36 PM


La Mancha was built back in the late 1980's by a man out of California. He was a friend of Don Koll who owned El Barril. It is 14,000 square feet inside. It has an underground wine cellar which leads to a walk in refrigerator and then a walk in freezer. When the owner died he left it to his two daughters. They used it for a while but I do not know who uses it now but I do not believe it available to the public.
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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 06:32 AM


I was told (5 years ago) by locals that Jessie Ventura owned the place.



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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 07:53 AM


YOu can contact them via Facebook if you look for Rancho Escondido. I had a classic leaky shower head shower but the water was warm....not sure about the cabins but probably have showers too. I was in the bunkhouse.



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Quote: Originally posted by rzitren  
La Mancha was built back in the late 1980's by a man out of California. He was a friend of Don Koll who owned El Barril. It is 14,000 square feet inside. It has an underground wine cellar which leads to a walk in refrigerator and then a walk in freezer. When the owner died he left it to his two daughters. They used it for a while but I do not know who uses it now but I do not believe it available to the public.


Did he buy it from the Villavicencio family?

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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 11:21 AM


Must be really spectacular at 14 thousand square feet!



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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 11:55 AM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  
Must be really spectacular at 14 thousand square feet!

He certainly could afford it, one of California's wealthiest men.
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[*] posted on 11-10-2018 at 09:42 PM


Does anyone see private plane landing at El Barril or know the airstrip condition? Recently please .Thanks
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