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Sea of Cortez Beach Access off your Front Steps

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Bert & Terri Ferguson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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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.”


based on 20 traveler reviews

Sea of Cortez Beach Access off your Front Steps
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

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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Sacramento, California

Peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Loreto and a great week seeing blue whales, grey whales, lovely mission, beautiful sunrises from the front terrace and sunsets from the rooftop area. The house was very warm and welcoming. Beds extremely comfortable. Everything we needed to prepare a meal. Unfortunately we were not able to make use of the kayaks due to windy conditions which just means we will have to return! Enjoyed walking into town saying hello to all the people and the dogs. We did rent a car which helped out when we went grocery shopping and allowed us to explore a little further. The wifi connection was very good. We would definitely recommend this house for a peaceful and relaxing stay. The owners were very prompt in responding to us and answering all questions and the manager was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and for your Whale Watch report!! We look forward to having you back at La Casa de Ensueno.
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Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Casa Esueno was wonderful! Terri, who greeted us and gave us our keys upon arrival, was so warm and helpful. The house was comfortable and well appointed. It had everything we needed. We especially loved sitting on the decks with our coffee in the mornings and cocktails at sunset! I would suggest having a car if staying here, although not coompletely necessary. We did walk into town a few times along the beach, which was lovely! The only thing we didn't love was the amount of construction that was happening in the neighborhood. It could get noisy at times, but we generally weren't bothered by it too much. Overall this was a great place to stay in Loteto!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of La Casa de Ensueno and your acknowledgement that Tere Muro, our local property manager, was warm and helpful. Great to hear you enjoyed the recently added roof top "Margarita" terrace and expanded front covered porch over-looking the Sea of Cortez. Terri and I just visited Loreto bringing a new leather sofa, love-seat and recliner for the sun-room. When you have time, check out our latest photo's we posted to VRBO. We suspect the new builds & pool that were under way in the neighborhood have a lot to do with the strong US dollar (US dollar was trading at nearly 18 Pesos to $1 US in January 2016). Best Wishes for Happy & Safe Travels!
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whale watchers

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our visit to Loreto. We went to see the Blue Whales and were not dissapointed. We took the tour of Isla Coronado with the hope of seeing the whales and our Captain was able to locate them within the first 30 minutes. We were also able to spot whales from the rooftop deck of the Casa. We very much enjoyed relaxing at the house, especially on the front patio with the great views of the sea and mountains. The neighborhood is very nice and we enjoyed watching local workers and neighbors doing various repairs and improvements to their homes. Also, the neighbors were friendly and helpful with any questions we had. Town is just the right size for walking and exploring on foot. With no car the first 2 days we were able to walk to town and get to restaurants and grocery stores in about 20 minutes. The malecon is very nice for a walk to the marina. We got to know all the town dogs on our walks too. So many cute dogs! The local merchants couldn't be nicer and we never had a bad meal. In fact we had some of the best fish tacos and pasta I've ever had. We also enjoyed visiting the missions and going up to Mulege when we had a car. We were so glad we chose to rent this house in town as opposed to staying in Nopolo as we really enjoyed being close to town and the marina. I would recommend this house to anyone for a safe, comfortable, convenient stay in Loreto. I almost forgot to mention how comfortable the beds are! All four of us agreed the beds were perfect. This house has everything you will need for a very nice stay in a great small town.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you and your fellow travelers were able to experience whale watching from our roof top terrace. We're also very pleased to hear you found the accommodations at our Casa comfortable, especially the King Sized Beds!.
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Loreto mexico --a great winter get-away, in la casa de ensueno

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in a beautiful house for 4 weeks, located one kilometre north of Loreto, Mexico. We rented the two bedroom top floor, which was almost 2000 sq. ft. In area. Two spacious bedrooms with king sized beds, each with a full bathroom. The house was beautifully furnished, and clean. All the amenities were in full working order, including stove, fridge, dishwasher, micro-wave, barbecue, satellite TV, DVD player, radio, and wifi. The 4 beach bicycles were lots of fun to do our shopping and site -seeing in town. The 3 kayaks were also excellent, easily transported to the beach 50 meters from the house, on a small rolling trailer. There are many good restaurants in town, and the local Mexican people are delightful. The neighbours were friendly and helpful, as the house is in a beautiful enclave where most of the owners are Americans, and many love deep sea fishing. We rented a car for one day only, to drive west across the Baja to the Pacific Coast, to go for a two hour boat tour to see the birthing place for grey whales. Magdalena Bay is the grey whale nursery from January to March each year. The weather was approx 70 to 74 degrees, most days, perfectly comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melodie, It is great to hear you & your travel companions thoroughly enjoyed our Casa and Loreto. You were some of the first guests to benefit from the major remodel of the exterior. Over the Summer of 2014, we added the roof top "Margarita" terrace with spiral staircase, expanded the front covered porch over-looking the Sea of Cortez, and added the back balcony with sliding glass doors off the two master bedrooms. We are also very pleased to hear that you found everything in working order.
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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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Loreto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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.

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