LORETO; WHERE THE GODS GO TO VACATION ON THE BEACH SIDE

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LORETO; WHERE THE GODS GO TO VACATION ON THE BEACH SIDE

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2 bedrooms plus outdoor sleeping tower, 2 bathrooms, #494548

Imagine you're driving down the road or paseo into the magic called Loreto Bay. There are homes on both sides, the water is on your left and Casa Alegria is getting closer tucked quietly off that road by the Sea of Cortez. Nestled off the road within beautifully landscaped walking paths with bright native colors and water fountains. As you enter through the glass front doors you walk into an inner courtyard beckoning you to open the back door as you breathe deeply feeling calm throughout your body, you walk right onto another outer courtyard opening to a canal, golf course and beach. This is relaxation. This is Casa Alegria.

Take another breath and let's walk through the house together. On the first floor there is the main courtyard with the following rooms looking into the plants and water fountain; a bedroom and full bath with Queen bed, beautiful armoire and private garden, living room with stereo and games with large really comfortable sectional sofa facing the courtyard with french doors that I keep open to the sounds, dining area with seating for six leading to the custom kitchen with rare window view to the Sea and canals. It includes granite counters, stainless appliances and pass through to courtyard bistro table and chairs. Now let's walk up the tiled outer staircase to the second floor where we have a large terrace with covered pergola, a barbeque and eating area, French doors opening into the master bedroom with a king pillowtop bed, and bathroom with rain shower, Mexican tiled dual sink vanity. We can now walk up the tiled staircase leading to the viewing tower with a view of the Sea of Cortes and the Sierra de La Gigante Mountains range. It has three sleeping benches with cushions and full bedding.

Casa Alegria is one of the larger homes with 1,690 sq. ft. It is a part of a safe, caring community of numerous homes, community center, golf and tennis, swimming pools, gardens, shops, restaurants, cafes and wine bars.

The beautiful Mexican west coast city of Loreto is located on the Sea of Cortez and is the second ‘Magic Town’ of South Baja California, along with Todos Santos.

A Pueblos Magicos is a place in Mexico that offers visitors a “magical” experience – by reason of their natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance. The program was launched in 2001 by the country’s Secretariat of Tourism in conjunction with other federal and state agencies.

A “Magical Village” is a place with symbolism, legends, history, important events, day-to-day life – in other words, “magic” in its social and cultural manifestations, with great opportunities for tourism.

Source: Secretariat of Tourism

What is a Magic Town?

The magical villages program, developed by the Ministry of tourism in collaboration with various government agencies and State and municipal governments contributes to reassess a set of populations in the country who have always been in the collective imagination of the nation as a whole and which represent fresh and different alternatives for national and foreign visitors. More than a bailout, is a recognition people who inhabit these beautiful places in the Mexican geography and have managed to save for all the historical and cultural wealth that enclose.

The magical villages program objectives are very broad scope, among others, highlight the tourist value of towns in the interior of the country, to structure a tourist offer innovative and original, that meets one demand rising of culture, traditions, adventure and extreme sports in natural settings, or the simple, but unique everyday rural life.

Data of nearly 12,000 years ago, Loreto is considered the oldest human settlement in the Peninsula of Baja California. Today, you can see some cave paintings and petroglyphs extraordinary. These paintings spectacular murals are made of rocks, which represent large forms of animal life and human in scenes that could be ritual ceremonies, pilgrimages, hunting or battles-like. These are really fascinating displays of the communication style of primitive man.

You’ll be fascinated with Loreto’s tranquil village setting, friendly people, scenic beauty configured by the towering mountain range of Sierra La Giganta, historic flavor and abundance of water sport and land recreational opportunities. First time visitors to Loreto marvel at this Destination of Discovery.

Activities are endless – take a short Ponga boat ride to visit the Isle Coronado, with it's pristine water, and white sandy beaches or Isle Carmen, known for it's abundant sea life – go sport fishing with one of the locals for Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Dorado, and Yellow-Fin – during spawning season you may see the whales – if fishing is not your thing, then you can always snorkel, kayak, or enjoy shelling – golf on the championship course or play a little tennis – visit town with its cobbled streets, historic Mission, funky shops and great affordable dining - or my favorite, enjoy a walk through the charming neighborhoods where each villa and garden is unique.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Owner/Manager

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I was raised in a beach community in New York, where my generation was one of the last to enjoy the innocent safety to play freely throughout the town. I was an innovative educator having founded graduate schools in acupuncture and natural medicine, a liberal religious leader and social entrepreneur. I am now writing books and finding the importance of relationships, reflective rest and doing what brings joy and beauty into our lives.

Owner/Manager purchased this villa in 2009

Having fallen in love with Loreto, I wanted to be within a community of homeowners from throughout North America providing community along with services and shops that meet my needs.

And location within the community was very important. I wanted a home that was by the beach, set back from the road, in a quiet location where we could walk to everything in quiet beauty.

I fell in love with the beauty, the serenity and the people of Loreto. This is a rare and special place where families play together. It reminded me of my childhood as I grew up near the boardwalk and ocean. In my youth I felt safe to play with friends, while my parents and grandmother enjoyed their friends and activities, this is what I feel in Loreto along with it's unique culture. The town is the right size, have made wonderful friends both from the town and newcomers from around North America and with its esplanade (boardwalk), the Malecon brings people out to stroll on the water day and night.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Loreto; Where the Gods go to Vacation on the Beach Side
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Loreto; Where the Gods go to Vacation on the Beach Side
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p494548vb
5032909207
Loreto Baja California Sur
5

They need more rating stars ...... So nice!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful, comfortable and relaxing place. Can't find a reason to not come back. Loved to sit in the morning on the roof as the sun rose over the sea then again at night as it sank into the rugged hills. The casa was so restful and quiet; it was amazing. We have shown our photos to alot of friends and have recommended this place o many. The owners made it easy as well with no issues. Well maintained, easy to get to and from, airport was close, the sea was close and people always happy. We love the area, Puerto Escondido, Loreto, even drove into the mountains for a day. We will be returning ..... and not soon enough! Amor Casa Allegria!!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Loreto; Where the Gods go to Vacation on the Beach Side
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p494548vb
5032909207
Loreto Baja California Sur
Portland, Or
5

Lovely cross between Spanish hacienda and Venice architecture-a place for the time being

  • 5 of 5
this was one of my best vacations - i love the architecture and landscaping of this development but also this house. As soon as you turn down the tiled pathways from the street, you feel relaxed and that you have arrived in another place. Within an afternoon of strolling on the beach, meditating on the 3rd viewing tower, paddleboarding and of course, tequila tasting, i felt like i was here for a week. This house is big enough for a family gathering but also each person finding their own space somewhere in the house or terrace. The kitchen and grill have wonderful space for cooking. I slept so well with the fountain creating water sound and interior cooling. Highly recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Loreto; Where the Gods go to Vacation on the Beach Side
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p494548vb
5032909207
Loreto Baja California Sur
4

Great Stay

  • 4 of 5
This house was beautiful, clean, and located near everything we wanted. We had a wonderful stay there for a friend's wedding. The one thing I would like to mention here is that the tower is actually the open-to-air tower you see in the pictures. I didn't realize that when renting the place and had to reorganize some people staying with us. Other than that, though, the place was really quite wonderful and well stocked. Also, internet access was great throughout the house.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Loreto; Where the Gods go to Vacation on the Beach Side
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p494548vb
5032909207
Loreto Baja California Sur
5

Casa Alegria

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful location and lovely house. It's a great place to lounge in the sun, walk on the beach and read a good book. The house was very clean and the owner was quite helpful in answering all our questions before we left and after we arrived. The house is located about 15 min from the main town of Loreto so it is good to have a car as there are not many provisions within walking distance although there are a number of nearby cafes.
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Loreto; Where the Gods go to Vacation on the Beach Side
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p494548vb
5032909207
Loreto Baja California Sur
Vancouver, Canada and Lviv, Ukraine
5

Gorgeous well-equipped house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I loved our 9-day stay at Arnie's house. It is colorful, large (a guest bedroom with own bathroom and a living room downstairs; a big deck and the master bedroom on second floor; plus the tower with a good view on top), and has everything you'd like for a nice vacation (starting from iphone-compatible speakers and comfy sofa in the living room, to a nice kitchen and bbq on the deck, to an extra snorkelling mask in the bathroom drawers). The view from the tower is great. Everything is clean and well managed, of course (since it's down professionally by Agua Viva, whose office is just nearby). Arnie offered to be contacted if we would like any suggestions, but there was no need. Every morning and evening we felt excited about spending time at the house.

Location is about a 5 minute walk north from El Corazon (the cafe in the centre of Loreto Boy) and maybe 10 minutes from Loreto Bay Inn near where our friends stayed, but we found that to be easily walkable, so I would not worry about renting a car unless one would like to go to Loreto (several good dinner options) or explore further. Pamphlets for recommended restaurants can be found in the kitchen drawers.

Couple of tips:
* Horseback riding is available (ask in the tour agency near El Corazon), we paid $85/person for about 2+ beautiful hours on the beach. The meeting point is just a 5-minute walk from the house, exiting Loreto Bay.
* The nearest/best grocery store to go to is El Pescador in Loreto, about a 15-20 minute drive. To get there, one must either negotiate a ride or get a taxi (higher end pricing is 200 pesos one way from the Loreto Inn hotel). There is also a liquor store about 2 km from the house (going north, just before highway 1) which can be visited by a bike (which can be rented in a tour agency near El Corazon).
* Car rental in town is Fox, just a block south from El Corazon across the road. We received a mid-sized car for $75/day.

All in all, we loved Arnie's place in Loreto Bay, and would recommend pretty much anyone (up to 2 couples/families) to stay there!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all your kind words, since I have recently starting renting it helps a great deal and do hope you want to come back to Loreto and Casa Alegria.
Arnie
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Loreto; Where the Gods go to Vacation on the Beach Side
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p494548vb
5032909207
Loreto Baja California Sur
San Diego
5

Fabulous holiday in Nopolo, Loreto Bay

  • 5 of 5
Casa Alegria was a wonderful place to spend few days in Loreto Bay. Casa Alegria has all facilities and a harmonious architecture. Casa Alegria is in Nopolo, some 15 mins south of Loreto. Nopolo is extremely well located if you are interested in taking boat or car day trips and visit several interesting and beautiful places in the area. Nopolo has a number of restaurants although we found that the local restaurants in Loreto were much better. We recommend Casa Alegria for a wonderful vacation stay.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your good words, Jose and so happy you had great time. Casa Alegria is located in Nopolo, a neighborhood just south of Loreto and I too like the restaurants in town. I find myself enjoying downtown and Nopolo for the quiet and beach. I hope you return soon.
Arnie
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Loreto International Airport
Car: not necessary

Casa Alegria is in a fully secure development right on the beach. We have 24 hour security walking the premises. It is a community where folks are friends with one another and aware of what's going on. The downtown of Loreto is a few miles away yet can get there in 10 minutes by car. In our little community there is a great beach front cafe with pool side service, a wine bar, tequila bar, coffee houses and cafe with smoothies and fresh juices, golf course with a few fabulous restaurants and all within short walking distance of the Casa. As you stroll along the Paseo there are artisan boutiques, massage folks, yoga classes and new things appearing regularly. And at the Inn there is palapa usage, kayak and snorkel availability. And for those who like there is Loreto's only championship 18 hole golf course, which is beautiful and has many holes right on the water!

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Loreto Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 21 2014
4 night minimum stay
$95
$570
$1,790
 
 
Winter, Sprin, Fall
Sep 22 2014 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$120
$690
$1,890
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
$95
$570
$1,790
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $95
Notes Check in 2pm and check out 11am.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Loreto Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Spa
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower , Walk in shower with rain head and walk in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Walk in shower with rain head
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 king , Second floor, with stunning views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor opening to courtyard
    Tower - 3 twin/ single , 360 views of water and mountains, with half walls, roof
  • The master bedroom is on second level with large patio and great views of water and mountains. Very comfortable king bed. Has large bathroom with walk in tiled rain shower, double sinks and walk in closet. Second bedroom is on first level right off courtyard and fountain, with beautiful queen bed and armoire. Has large bathroom with walk in tiled rain shower and double sinks. The tower is an open air space with half walls and roof. It has 360 degree views of water and mountains. Three sleeping benches with cushions and bedding.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Loreto Bay is about 8 miles south of downtown Loreto. The setting is very peaceful with fountains and landscaped walkways. Lush vegetation with lots of trees and flowers. Casa Alegria is just few hundred feet from the beach- just a quick walk out the back door and you are on the beach. There is a kayak shack where you can rent kayaks and snorkel gear. You can also charter a boat to go to the islands for a day of snorkeling or fishing. On the South end of the beach there are Palapas and lounge chairs for daily use at no charge. You can order snacks from the pool bar/cafe or bring your own. There is a beautiful ocean front 18 hole championship golf course that surrounds an estuary full of wildlife.
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