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Sea of Cortez Beach Access off your Front Steps

Bedrooms 2
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Casa, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The Sea of Cortez beach egress is directly off the front steps of our Casa. View our YouTube Video titled 'Walk to the Beach' found below in 'Links to more information' and see for yourself. Enjoy unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez to the east and exceptional Sierra de La Giganta Mountain views to the west from your private upper 'Margarita' terrace. The authentic Mexican Village of Loreto center is a quick 5 minute drive by car or 15 minute (+/-) walk down the beach to the malecon. We are confident that you will be very pleased with our Casa and the established Costa Loreto neighborhood with its beautifully landscaped cactus gardens, palm trees and shaded pergola and palapa style patios.

Just a few feet from the Sea of Cortez, you will discover La Casa de Ensueno, the perfect place to stay in Loreto for relaxation and for exploration of Baja California Sur. Between the soaring peaks of the Sierra de La Giganta Mountains and the beautiful azure Sea of Cortez, is the soul stirring historic Mexican fishing village of Loreto. Our Casa is situated within easy walking distance to the boat harbor, malecon, banks, restaurants, shopping and Loreto Village Center where you will find the Church.

La Casa de Ensueno is perfect for travelers who do not want the typical hotel atmosphere. The tasteful Mexican accommodations and decor will make you feel very comfortable and relaxed during your stay. Soon, you will find yourself gazing at beautiful sunrises over the Sea of Cortez and sunsets over the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range. As the sky casts its stunning colors against the Isla Coronado and Isla Carmen hillsides and the mountain ranges of the Sierra de la Giganta, you will soon fall deep under the spell of Loreto.

La Casa de Ensueno is a two story spacious property that offers two separate and private living quarters, La Ventana (2 bedroom / 2 bathroom with ~2900 sq ft including outdoor living areas) and El Jardin (2 bedroom / 1 bathroom with ~750 sq ft). The property also has a 1200 sq ft garage named La Giganta for secure inside boat and auto storage that is available upon advance request for an additional fee.

The colorful second floor living quarters named La Ventana has a full kitchen with dishwasher, two large master bedrooms with King Size beds and back balcony access through sliding glass doors, two bathrooms with showers, family room, living room with full size sofa sleeper, and spacious dining room. La Ventana includes private access to the large covered front porch with comfortable bar top height table and chairs, chaise lounge, and authentic Mexican equipale table and chairs. In addition, you will have private access to the roof top 'Margarita' terrace that provides unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez to the east and exceptional Sierra de La Giganta Mountain views to the west. From La Ventana's large front covered porch, roof top 'Margarita' terrace, and from several of the interior living spaces, you will have stunning views of the Sea of Cortez and Isla Coronado and Isla Carmen hillsides and the Sierra de la Giganta Mountain range.

Each of the two separate and private living quarters of this authentic colorful Mexican Casa can be rented individually by the day (5 day minimum), week or by the month. The entire Casa, Outdoor Living Spaces, & Garage (~4,800 sq ft) is also available for longer term periods dependent upon availability.

Keywords: Beach House, Villa, Sea of Cortez

More Details

Bert & Terri Ferguson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Bert & Terri Ferguson

Bert and Terri are active scuba divers, sport fisherman, hikers, mountain bikers and off road enthusiasts. Overall, we are adventurous and have a great love and appreciation for the outdoors!

Bert & Terri Ferguson purchased this house in 2005

Why Bert & Terri Ferguson chose Baja California Sur

In Loreto Baja California Sur, we found a region with a rich and vibrant history. Loreto was the original capital of all the Californias over 300 years ago. It was established in 1697 by the explorer Juan Maria Salvatierra, a Jesuit priest. You can see evidence of this history in the Missions, municipal buildings and the hearts and souls of the Loretanos.

Loreto is a natural playground for anyone who loves the outdoor life. Its azure, clear waters and tranquil coves provide scuba divers and snorkelers unparalleled underwater beauty and an abundance of sea life. Near the islands, the waters provide sportsmen with perhaps the greatest fishing in the world, with record catches of sailfish, tuna and dorado. The islands are easily visited by boat and such a trip will no doubt include sightings of sea lions basking in the sun on rocky coasts and dolphins leaping across the bow wave of the boat.

Sea kayakers glide through the warm waters of Loreto’s bays to camp at remote beaches and sleep under the stars.

For those who are more land-bound adventurous, the Sierra de la Giganta’s provides many opportunities for mountain biking, horseback riding trails and hiking over ancient trails used for hundreds of years.

What makes this house unique

Our Casa is ~50 feet from the beach and ocean, with easy access directly off the front steps of the property. The Village oceanfront malecon is walking distance from the Casa and is an ideal place for an afternoon stroll; or in the early morning, when the offshore islands appear like floating rocks in the Sea of Cortéz. The locals say that this is “where the mountains come to swim.”


Loreto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Two spacious master bedrooms each with a King Size bed, Double Beds (1) Inflatable Bed with fitted sheets & blanket for those unexpected guests that just happen to drop in., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable high-end leather sofa sleeper with full size mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We are pleased to announce that we added a third Ocean Kayak for your enjoyment. We now have an 8' Yak Board, 11' Caper and 13' Tandem. Our sea shell filled secluded Sea of Cortez beach is an short walk (~100 feet) with the beach egress directly off the front steps of our property. Makes for easy Kayak portage! The Loreto town center is a quick 5 minute drive by car or 20 minute (+/-) walk down the beach to the malecon.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Sea of Cortez Beach Access off your Front Steps
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Very comfortable and spacious

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the house, would have been better if it was a little closer to town but also enjoyed the walk on the beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, it is great to hear you & your four travel companions enjoyed our Casa and the authentic Mexican Village of Loreto.
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  • 5 of 5

“My Mother and I stayed at La Casa De Ensueno Jan 14 to Jan 22 2017 . After arriving easily from the Loreto Airport by taxi(15 mins ) we met up with the property manager ,who like all the local people in Loreto , was very lovely ! We followed her to the Casa and she gave us a little tour of the home and also showing us where the kayaks and bikes were . The home is

very spacious and has two large bedrooms with very comfy king size beds. Mom and I felt a bit lavish (which was fine ) since we each had our own living room and bathroom as the home is set up so very well for more guests . The “WOW” moment was when we saw how close we were to the beach . 60 yards and one can be launching the kayaks for a leisurely paddle along the fabulous coast of Loreto . The Casa is fully equipped and tastefully decorated . There is a full library of DVDs (we had not time to watch movies ) and plenty of good books .

The comfy leather couches (in both sides of the home ) allowed Mom and I to “chill “ as we planned our next adventure.

We walked every day to downtown Loreto along the beach . It is a lovely walk and took us about 15 minutes . We decided not to rent a car because we easily called a taxi back to the house if we were too full after dinner or just walked back during the afternoon . Our routine was eat breakfast at the Casa on the spacious patio overlooking the incredible views of Isla Del Carmen and the Sea of Cortez .

Dinner was always in Loreto because the food in the many restaurants was very good . Fresh fish and seafood galore ! Wonderful typical Mexican fare . Pasta .. you name it ....

Too many to name but I do not think you can go wrong with the food anywhere according to what we sampled and speaking to other visitors.

Loreto is a lovely small town where Mom and I felt completely at ease . The local people are friendly and helpful and we never ,ever felt unsafe anywhere we walked .

There is no pressure to buy anything in any shop you walk into . Even the tour companies did not try to push anything on you . Many residents speak English, particularly in the restaurants. The food is not expensive and one can have a fantastic seafood meal for two people for 25 USD ... seriously ! The new Malecon (seaside walk zone ) along the main street

is very nicely done and has a great pier that one can wonder out along ,ending in an amazing bronze of a group of sea lions (worth a picture for sure ) ....

As a bit of a nervous traveler in new areas ,Loreto gave me

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review of La Casa de Ensueno and Loreto. It pleased us to hear you found the residents, shop keepers & restaurateurs friendly and gracious.
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Cochrane, AB Canada

Quiet and Spacious Villa

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed 7 days in this lovely home. The listing is accurate, and the house met all of our expectations. It is charming, clean and well maintained, with a fully equipped kitchen. We especially loved the rooftop terrace and the covered patio. The house is in a very quiet location, and a bit of a walk (20 mins) into Loreto proper. A car is recommended or a 100 peso taxi usually covered us. There are no grocery stores close to the house, however we happily used Arnie (Arnando) as our personal taxi driver for anywhere we wanted to go. Tabor Canyon was a great little hike and the town has great restaurants. Highly recomend Super Burro!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you found our Casa clean and well maintained. We have taken great pride in making improvements to the property over the past ten years. Most recently, during the Fall of 2016, we installed granite counter tops in the kitchen and travertine counter tops in both bathrooms. We also sanded and re-sealed the authentic Mexican Saltillo floors. We look forward to having you back at La Casa de Ensueno.
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We Had an excellent stay in Loreto and our accommodations were perfect for our family of four.

  • 5 of 5

The house we stayed in was in a secure area just far enough from town to meet our needs for privacy, but close enough to walk down beach to town. Beach and views from house were stunning. We found a rental car helpful in meeting our needs to explore the area. We loved the spacious areas in the home and the outside patios were relaxing with lots of lounge chairs and tables. The king sized beds in both large rooms were comfortable and quiet. Wonderful books, movies and accessories in the kitchen. Bert was timely in answering all our questions about Loreto . We came over Thanksgiving and it is an extremely quiet time to come to Loreto, end of the low season we were told. We pretty much had the beaches and town to ourselves. Locals were nice and never pressured us to buy anything. We enjoyed many of the restaurants that Bert recommended, with the La Picazon being our favorite. We highly recommended staying at La Casa Ensueno.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome review of our Casa accommodations and Loreto. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the expansive La Ventana indoor & outdoor living spaces. We hope to see you again at La Casa de Ensueno!
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Living life in Loreto with giant smiles

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at casa Ensueno. The layout was perfect for me and my grown up kids with two separate living rooms, huge decks etc. The bikes were a bonus to ride into town. Awesome views, and great kitchen when we chose to dine in. Loreto area had Blue and grey whales and other great sea creatures galore. I love this place and the casa was a great home away from home.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It put a smile on our face to hear that you enjoyed La Ventana accommodations during your stay at La Casa de Ensueno. Great to hear you enjoyed the "awesome" views and expansive La Ventana outdoor living spaces. We hope to see you again!
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Denver, CO

El Jardin

  • 5 of 5

When I retired 3 years ago, I looked for a nice place to live in Loreto, Mexico. I was lucky to find El Jardin. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. It is about a mile from the center of town so you don't hear the noise from the bars. The 2-bedroom apartment is spacious and well decorated with colorful Mexican walls and curtains. The kitchen is well stocked with anything you need from glassware to Mexican-made dinnerware and flatware. All the rooms have air conditioners and ceiling fans. The neighbors are friendly and helpful. There are some great restaurants in town: PanQuePan, Sabor!, Super Burro, Playa Blanca, and especially Orlando's, where you will find the best coconut shrimp ever! The local gringos like to hang out at Augie's Bar - he provides free appetizers Monday through Friday with half-price drinks. Bert and Terri are terrific landlords who are always immediately responsive if you need anything. The Mexicans are very friendly and eager to jump in and help if you happen to have trouble. My car battery went dead in the middle of an intersection and a group of several young Mexicans backed up their truck, got out the jumper cables and got me going in a jiffy! A local Mexican guy drives through the complex every week or so selling frozen shrimp, scallops, fish and lobsters from the Pacific side - yum! The islands are beautiful and full of sandy beaches - very good for fishing, scuba diving, snorkling, and whale watching. The Malecon is a beautiful walking/driving area by the Sea of Cortez.

I am now relocating to mainland Mexico, but will never forget the wonderful times I had here in El Jardin, Loreto, BCS Mexico.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being a part of our Loreto "family". You have been a terrific "El Jardin" long term tenant / guest over the past three years and we as well as Loreto will miss you very much. We will be sure to come visit you in mainland Mexico!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Loreto International Airport (LTO)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many to choose from within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Santa Rosalia
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Villages of Loreto Bay
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many to choose from within walking distance
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Off your front steps
Car: not necessary

Loreto Bay National Marine Park, whale watching, cave paintings, ecotourism, spa services available


Rates & Availability

Loreto House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.0%

The pricing quoted includes the shared use of 3 kayaks & 4 beach bikes, satellite TV, and wire-less internet (just bring your own laptop). No additional fees unless you would like periodic housekeeping visits - please note we provide cleaning services before and after your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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