Casa Laret is a magnificent 3600 square foot bluff ocean front vacation home, with separate guest casita, located within the guard gated residential community of Rancho Leonero on the East Cape of Baja California, Mexico. The home boasts two 600 square foot covered terraces fronting on the Sea of Cortez, offering unsurpassed 180 degree views of the tranquil warm waters of the ocean.
The king master suite and two queen guest suites in the main house are comfortably appointed, each with their own bath and panoramic views of sparkling azul waters and spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
Each suite fronts onto an expansive ocean view terrace through double wide sliding glass doors which allow the tropical ocean breezes to pass throughout the home. The main floor terrace has a 180 degree sweeping view reaching from the quaint town of Los Barilles located 5 miles to the north down to the small fishing village of La Ribera located 4 miles to the south.
Enjoy watching osprey dive into the blue shoreline waters or experience the thrill of watching giant rooster fish chase shoals of bait fish onto the white sandy beaches from the grand terrace.
Squadrons of pelicans which gracefully glide by in full formation not 15 feet from where you sit is a sight you will long remember. It is truly nature at its best and an unforgettable experience.
The spacious living and dining areas are served by a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with center island and granite countertops in a rustic design. In addition to the appliances listed, there is a blender, electric juicer, coffee pot and coffee grinder for your use. The tap water is safe and good, provided from local artesian wells and there is also a water purifier on the kitchen sink and ice maker line.
Serve afternoon lemonade or an evening margarita from the outside terrace bar. Grill your catch of the day on the gas BBQ in the covered, fountained courtyard which joins the main house and the guest casita, or if you choose to simply relax without the distraction of cooking, your meals can be professionally prepared by a local cook for an additional charge.
Whether you are interested in local cuisine or just a really good hamburger, the town of Los Barilles has a variety of good restaurants, a sports bar and wonderful cafes to choose from, as well as a fully stocked grocery store, all just a short 15 minutes from the casa.
Your days at Casa Laret can be whiled away walking on the miles of sandy beaches, snorkeling, sport fishing, fly fishing, wind surfing, kayaking, shopping, hiking in the desert or simply taking a siesta on one of the terrace couches.
After a day at the beach, rinse off the salt and sand in the outside shower and then take a quick dip in the cool off pool located on the bottom terrace.
The cooling ocean breezes and covered terraces provide adequate comfort from the Baja sun most days however each room has a ceiling fan and a separate A/C unit for those extra warm days.
For your convenience light housekeeping is provided twice a week (unless you opt not to have it) and the grounds are professionally maintained at no additional charge. All bed and bath linens, beach towels, beach chairs, sand umbrellas, two kayaks and an ice chest for your use are provided.
DVD player and 42" HDTV screen with a small library of movies is available or bring your own movies with you. A CD player with IPod docking station is provided so you can enjoy your favorite music throughout the main floor and terraces.
Wireless, high speed internet is available for laptop computers and a Vonage phone line is provided offering free calls to the USA and Canada. An extra freezer is available for the fisherman who wants to bring home a cooler full of their frozen catch. No need to worry about over packing as there is a full size washer and dryer to handle all your laundry needs.
The separate 400 square foot guest casita located off the large, covered courtyard complete with fountain and patio furniture, is ideal for a nanny, mother-in-law or the teenager who needs their own space. The air conditioned casita includes a refrigerator, coffee pot, fully equipped kitchen with stove top and microwave.
A couch futon opens to a queen bed and a chair futon opens to a single bed, comfortably sleeping three. The casita patio is ideal for those who may want to spend a few quiet moments out of the sun and away from the rest of the crowd.
You will find that your vacation experience at Casa Laret will unfortunately come to an end much too soon, but don't despair, you can return again and again to enjoy this little slice of paradise in Baja California, Mexico.
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When not at our home at Rancho Leonero, we reside in the San Diego area, counting the days until we can return to our little piece of paradise in Baja. We dreamed for years of building our own place on the East Cape and when we saw Rancho Leonero we knew that was the location!! We thorougly enjoy our stays at Casa Laret and welcome you and your family to our vacation home. If we can answer any questions that may assist you in choosing your next vacation opportunity, please feel free to contact us at the contact information listed on this site.
The Owner purchased this house in 2006
Having spent many years vacationing in the Cabo area including staying at the hotel at Rancho Leonero, we so enjoyed the charm and beautiful location we chose to construct our vacation home within the guard gated residential community of Rancho Leonero in 2006. The residential community of Rancho Leonero consists of about 30 private residences nestled along the bluffs and beaches of the East Cape of Baja California which provides the "get away" from the maddening crowds yet offers fantastic renowned fishing as well as plenty of nearby facilities to ensure our comfort, such as grocery stores, medical facilities, day spas, gas stations and great restaurants. The property is easily accessed located about 4 miles off Mex 1 which is the main highway that runs between Cabo and La Paz. The turn off to Rancho Leonero is just about 45 minutes north of the airport and you can be at the house either by taxi or rental car within an hour of departing the airport.
Besides the ever present opportunity to lounge around terraces with a good book and drink of choice, there are an untold number of adventures that can be enjoyed near and around Rancho Leonero. Shore fishing, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing are available directly in front of Casa Laret. Long strolls along the deserted beach seeking sea glass, turtle tracks and sea life along the shore is a must do and comes at no cost. A one hour desert hike to "Flat Top" mountain, just behind Casa Laret, provides stunning 360 degree views of the beaches, desert and mountains that surround Rancho Leonero. Charter fishing boats will pick you up on th beach in front of Casa Laret and bring you back with the day's catch. ATVs can be rented and delivered to Casa Laret for a daily fee and can be used for excusions into the local dirt trails, along the riverbeds and nearby mountains. Great fun for the whole family. A variety of restaurants, artesan shops, banks, food supplies and medical services are available in Los Barriles, a 15 minute drive from the house. Local horses can be rented for trail rides and the local mountains have waterfalls and swimming holes for those adventurous ones. Cabo Pulmo, a marine reserve, is a 30 minute drive and is renowned for scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming with shoals of marine life. San Jose del Cabo, about an hour's drive south has a full service marina, great shopping and wonderful restaurants. Both Cabo San Lucas and La Paz are about 1 1/2 hour drive and are known for their night life, full service marinas, shopping and Big Box stores such as Costco, Home Depot and City Club.
Casa Laret is far enough removed from the hustle and bustle of Cabo San Lucas and La Paz to afford you the serentity of a secluded family vacation while being near enough to all of the services available in the larger cities.
What a great way to spend the holidays, my wife, son and 2 grand kids had a blast. My wife and I had the master bedroom upstairs and the kids had plenty of room in the guest suites downstairs. We went out fishing a couple of days and my son and I both caught our first marlin. We spent a lot of time at the beach, walking, fishing, swimming and just laying around. I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys the beach and ocean. The house seemed brand new and we had every thing we needed to enjoy a nice turkey dinner. We are already planning our next trip to Casa Laret for next April.
What more can I say than.........WOW! What a place. From the moment I spoke with the owner to check availablity until the moment I got back on the plane, my stay at Casa Laret was TOP NOTCH. It is spotless. It had everything available that you can think of including a view to die for. I didn't travel too much to the local areas mostly because I didn't want to leave this beautiful home. The grocery store had everything I needed, people were friendly and helpful (I don't speak Spanish so this was a plus). I do recommend the Cheeseburger at Buzzards! The only negative feedback I can give is my visit was too short and next time I plan to stay longer!
The pictures don't do Casa Laret justice! The view is spectacular, you feel like you are on a cruise ship on the Sea of Cortez. The house is beautifully decorated and so comfortable with all the amenities one could possibly need on vacation. We spent hours sitting on the deck watching the boats, fish and birds. It is truly peace and joy. We would highly recommend this vacation rental and will be back again ourselves.