|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Our Baja Getaway is a beautiful traditional Mexican Casa nestled in a quiet Palm treed courtyard in the Founders Village neighbourhood of Nopolo, Loreto Bay. Your access to the sandy beach and Sea of Cortez is a mere l00 steps away, Step through the crafted, wood front doors into an open air garden courtyard with soothing water fountain. From there, double French doors lead you to the main living room, dining room and kitchen. A wrought iron, circular staircase leads to the large outdoor roof top terrace where you will find the master bedroom. The roof top second floor deck also has patio furniture tables, chairs and loungers for relaxing or eating. The master suite's French doors open onto this expansive deck where you'll find privacy,and beautiful views of the Sierra de La Gigante Mountain range, swaying Palms in our public courtyard, ocean views and stunning sunsets. At night, you'll never see stars like this!!! The house has traditional tile flooring throughout and locally made Spanish furniture. Both master baths have local Mexican tile, dual painted sink vanities, walk-in showers, separate water closets and large soaking tubs. A tiled coffee or cocktail bar with Mexican leather bar seats connects the kitchen through large counter windows in the courtyard. Our home is decorated throughout with Mexican Wall Sculptures and surprises to please the eye. We can email you video tours of our home, community pool, golf course and Loreto Bay Inn
You'll have convenient access to the Loreto Bay Inn at the end of our beach. The Inn offers everything you'll need including; sea kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling and full access to the resort pool, restaurant, outdoor bar, lounges and palm shelters on the beach in front for your use. Or relax at our gorgeous, flower landscaped community saline pool, a l0 minute walk from our home-A good place to connect with our neighbours! From the Inn you can also rent mountain bikes, schedule sport fishing, diving, whale watching. Kayak right off our beach or snorkel around Nopolo Rock 5 minutes away-the tropical sea life is rich!
Guests have special green fees at the Loreto Bay Championship 18-hole Golf Course designed by David Duval and Tom Weber with carts conveniently rented at the Inn. The golf course surrounds our neighbourhood and has delightful walking paths as well. Our main road into our neighbourhood is now lined with wonderful coffee shops, grocery stores, art stores and eateries but still retaining the peaceful ambiance.
The old town of Loreto is only 7 miles north for shopping, great dining, nightlife and sight seeing..., Baja's oldest Mission and fishing port is considered by the locals to be the peninsula's best kept secret.
Keywords: Traditional Mexican, Adobe, 2 floor Home, Rooftop Terrace, Courtyard garden and fountain, Close to Sandy Beach and Sea, Tiled Floors, Both bedrooms with full private bathrooms. Exquisite natural beauty, kayaking, fishing, golfing, snorkelling, mountain, hiking activities.
This casa is owned by several partners who live in Victoria, B.C. Two of the owners hang out in Loreto as much as possible.... Sally and Stu love to play, whether it's spoons and fiddle or incorporating humour and wellness into their work; Stu is a professional clown and Sal is a transformational coach and workshop leader. They love kayaking, snorkelling, swimming and beaching in Loreto Bay and dinner/music playing partying with all the friends they have met in this wonderful community. Their home has become a wonderful re-union spot for their kids, Ben (MTV series star of The Buried Life) and Emma-Professional Communications graduate. Twice they've driven 3000 miles to Loreto from Victoria with their kids and kayaks!
Sally Glover purchased this house in 2005
We loved the sustainable vision of our neighbourhood-pedestrian friendly, peaceful and devoid of highrise tourism.
The option of connecting with our wonderful neighbours or maintaining ones privacy is a big bonus as well as the ocean and hiking recreational opportunities. Being so close to the sea for morning swims or kayaking and snorkelling, or walks around the golf course, the varied bird life and mountain hikes within such a peaceful setting is a delight.
Happy hour watching the sunsets from our expansive rooftop deck. The short stumble to the beach for early morning wake ups. The huge variety of tropical fish to see around Nopolo Rock at the end of our beach. Kayaking along the shores or pelican filled estuaries through the golf course, star gazing, happy hour sunsets from the rooftop.
Stu's capuccino kitchen bar-open in the morning to neighbours perched on the mexican bar chairs.
What a very beautiful place you and Sally have created. We feel very happy here. We had a really lovely time staying in your beautiful house. It was hard to leave, and we look forward to returning one day.
Very nice home! Just a one minute walk from the first tee of the Golf Course. The golf course is a fantastic layout. Because of the lack of play, there doesn't seem to be a huge budget for upkeep but that was just fine with me and it is fine with the residents that play it. I was looking for a great golf experience on a budget and I got it here! Thanks Stu and Sally and thank you Loreto Bay Golf Club!
This was a clean, well appointed property, close to the lap pool, my favorite activity and close to the golf course, my son's favorite one. We did NOT rent a car but got a cab from the airport to town where we bought a weeks food and drink and topped that up with items from the nearby convenience store. Next time I would get Marco to organize the cab for me. The atmosphere was of an old spanish town, but new and clean with amazing landscaping! The beach was great too! Marco, our property manager was prompt to iron out the little glitches we had with internet ( down after a wind storm) and water ( stopped when irrigation timer broke). I would go again!
My husband and I just returned from two glorious weeks in Loreto. For one week we had extended family with us, so the total was five adults and we found this Casa to be well stocked with cooking basics (spices, vinegars, cooking utensils), a large kitchen... we all kind of cook, and a large table for us to sit around to eat and play cards. The keyless entry was a bonus with five of us coming and going. The upstairs deck was a wonderful place to enjoy our first morning coffees and our evening cocktails! The beds were comfortable and felt like home and the bathrooms were super spacious! The plants in the downstairs courtyard and the pots upstairs brought a multitude of orioles, hummingbirds and other assorted birds to surprise you as you looked up from your book or computer.
But really the best part were the people! Our rooftop visits with neighbours were invaluable as far as knowing where the best restaurants were (you MUST go to La Pecazon) as well as where things were happening around the community like exercise classes and special events. Golf and tennis were highlights for us. Unfortunately, there are only two tennis courts in working order, so booking is important! There were groups to join at 9:00 each day of varying levels, but we preferred to book earlier to avoid the heat. The only downside of the whole week were the "no-see-ums" that seem to prefer female skin, so a supply of repellent is a necessity! Despite that, we fell in love with the area and are hoping to come back to Loreto again!
We recently had the opportunity to vacation in Loreto Bay at the most wonder VRBO. We travel frequently and this was, by far, the nicest and most comfortable accommodation we have ever had. The Loreto Bay community is so friendly and welcoming, albeit, quiet. It was restful, beautiful, and enjoyable. The golf course was steps from our Casa but it does require some maintenance to bring it up to snuff (the work was underway during our stay). The town of Loreto is also very friendly. Many Americans and Canadians live among the local Mexicans, all of whom are welcoming and more than willing to cook you a traditional Mexican dinner with pride. There is also lots to explore within a couple hour's drive - beautiful white sand beaches of Bahia Conception to the rustic town of Mulege. Also only a couple of hours drive to the Pacific, you can see mother Gray Whales teaching their offspring how to feed. At Adolfo Lopez Matteo we were within 20 feet of these magnificent creatures. There are also several Missions full of history and waiting for your visit. Overall, the Baja is a fabulous place to spend a quiet and relaxing vacation with your partner.
We had a fantastic time at this casa. The Loreto Bay development is really a neat place, but bear in mind that there is lots of construction going on at the present time, and it looks to be continuing for some time. Neat restaurants in the village, and only a few miles from town for shopping and more dining options.
Overall, this is a really neat area and development, a lovely casa, and a beautiful setting. Would come back in a heartbeat!
We (two) had a relaxing two week vacation and this property proved to be a very easy, convenient and comfortable place to stay - it felt like "home" very quickly. The second bedroom and facilities provided perfect guest accomodation. The pictures show the property fairly - it's roomy and nicely appointed. I have no hesitation in recommending the property. It's a nice place to go to and I would stay there again.
I didn't really feel like leaving when the time came. The community spirit is evident and we found the residents and neighbours friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed both the community and hotel pools and got quite accustomed to walking there, a good way of getting to know where things are in the local setting. The hotel seemed fine with non-guests using their pool - reasonably presuming that you will buy your drinks from them and/or patronize their restaurant.
Sadly, references to a local grocery store were out-of-date for our visit (April/May 2013) - there was no grocery store within walking distance. We rented a car for a couple of days on two occasions and drove the 10 or 15 minutes into Loreto to buy some basic supplies from the town's super mercado - not much to write home about. Apart from breakfast and simple snacks, we didn't end up doing much cooking or food preparation in the casa's kitchen but instead sampled the local restaurants offerings. Generally decent enough food at reasonable prices. We especially liked the food offered at the wine bar (near the community pool).
In Nopolo, we have a new community drop-in center 5 minute walk away, with Spanish lessons, yoga, free internet computer use, library and general chit chat Our neighborhood has a grocery store, wine bar, 3 outdoor pools, coffee/bakery cafe, l8th hole golf course restaurant and sandwich shop all within a 5 minute walk of our home. There are boats for hire from Loreto, to take you to the local islands for spectacular snorkeling and fishing. We also have terrific, safe snorkelling down our beach around Nopolo Rock. The town of Loreto (l5 minute drive) is full of wonderfully colorful, flavorful restaurants, bars and coffee houses and taco stands Local artisans share their wares in a tree-covered lane beside one of the oldest churches in Baja. Loreto town is authentically Mexican; quaint, yet manages to service visitors with grace and charm.
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3 night minimum stay
|Notes||Our cleaning fee is $l00 per stay.|
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