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Loreto Bay Charmer - Free Kayaks, bikes! Steps from the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Loreto House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

*We have other rentals if this one is booked - please inquire!

1,600 sq feet of beautifully furnished and appointed rooms, 300 feet to the beach. We have a single and a double kayaks for our guests to use. right out in front is some of the best kayaking in all of Loreto! In addition, our entire deck, not just a portion,faces the Sea of Cortez. This villa has one of the best locations other than being right on the beach. Access to all resort amenities including pools, bar and cafe, palapa usage, poolside lounge chairs, kayaks, snorkel gear, championship 18 hole golf course, and tennis club- The home has two keyless entrances - one from the beach and one from that leads to the Paseo; each entrance leads into a private outdoor courtyard and garden. Exquisite details such as handcrafted Saltillo tile flooring, top of the line cabinetry with hand forged iron detailing, towel bars, artisan wooden french doors and windows. The interior courtyard right outside the dining and living area has a fountain which serves a fantastic spot to have coffee and breakfast in the morning. Three sets of French doors open up to the interior courtyard from the dining room and living room area. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms and living room and remote control air conditioning/heat throughout. Upstairs bedroom suite is furnished with a luxury king size bed and has a beautiful view of the Sierra de la Giganta Mountain range and a view of the Sea of Cortez. Downstairs includes separate master bedroom suite also with a king size bed, a LARGE bathroom with a hand laid tile dual sink vanity counter top, step in shower, comode and large double door closet in lieu of the soaking tub. Upstairs master bath and bedroom suite has deep soaking tub with french windows that open up looking towards the sea of cortez, beautiful tile dual sink vanity counter tops, step in shower, comode. The upstairs bedroom opens up to large veranda/deck facing ocean with an amazing view of the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range. Upstairs deck has a lanai with a cook center, sink and built-in gas barbecue.

Downstairs includes gourmet kitchen with all stainless steel appliances including fridg/freezer, microwave, stove/oven, blender. toaster, coffeemaker, juicer, cooking and eating utensils, cutlery, glassware, dishes etc. 'I put attentional to detail when it comes to supplying my kitchen, we even made sure there were champagne glasses' said the owners. Kithen has a talavera tile bar that opens up to the dining room and living room with open beam ceiling. It is a great entertaining space. The Villa also has a washer and dryer, and landcaped interior patio with a fountain. 'We hope you will enjoy our villa as much as we do!'

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Cambria Dotterer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: spanish
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Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2016
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About Cambria Dotterer

As an exchange student in Loreto in the 1970's, Mrs. Dotterer fell in love with Loreto and never forgot her experience with this quaint little mexican village on the Sea of Cortez. When Mr. and Mrs. Dotterer heard about the opportunity to purchase this type of property on one of the most picturesque beaches in baja, they couldn't get there fast enough. 'We had a great time on our first trip 'back' and left as proud and VERY excited home owners of our precious villa by the Sea of Cortez in Loreto.' The couple lives in San Diego so we usually drive to Loreto and take long vacations (3-4 weeks) at least twice a year. 'We have made amazing friends who are homeowners in Loreto like us from the U.S. and Canada and also with local 'Loretanos'. We love the beach and ocean so Loreto could not be more perfect for a beautiful getaway without the crowds of a typical tourist destination in Mexico. We hope you enjoy your stay in Loreto as much as we do!'

Cambria Dotterer purchased this house in 2007

Why Cambria Dotterer chose Baja California Sur

We feel very safe here and the beach is the the best beach in Loreto with a quite and protected cove for swimming and snorkeling along with a great estuary for kayaking. Loreto Bay is backed dropped by the Sierra de la Giganta Mountain range that is litteraly your backdrop view. It is so beautiful with the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. The Beach is right out in front so there are just beautifully landscaped walk ways and no traffic to pass through. We are far enough away from town for peace and quite and near enough for a quick dash into town for a little sight seeing or visiting one of our favorite restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Our villa is in a fully secure development right on the beach. We have 24 hour security walking the premises. They are very friendly and most know us by name. We are away from the businesses of Downtown Loreto yet can get there in 5-10 minutes by car. In our little community there is a great beach front cafe with pool side service, a wine bar (Wine Cellar at Nopolo), tequila bar, great coffee house and cafe with smoothies and fresh juices, golf course with a fabulous restaurant - All within walking distance of no more than 5-10 minutes at the max! We even have our own local band, the 'Los Beach Dogs'. Strolling along the Paseo be sure to stop in to the artisan boutiques, or have enjoy a massage, take a yoga class or opt for a wood fired pizza and a beer or a glass of wine at Cafe Macchiato. In addition there is daily palapa usage, kayak and snorkel usage right out in front- what more could you ask for? oh - and there is Loreto's only championship 18 hole golf course, which is beautiful and has many holes right on the water!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved staying at your beautifully decorated home. I came back with so many photos of the "village" to show everyone. The last day we spent looking at others with a realtor, but with the exception of one, we liked your home the best. Ran into a woman from Canada who stayed in your home last year. She also raved about it. This time they chose a larger home on the golf course because her group golfs. Every place I go to in February has the worst weather ever. Loreto was perfect for us! There are two new additions to the village: an organic store with fresh vegetables and fruits, fish, shrimp, meats and chickens. We cooked shrimp almost every night and had their chickens. Very good prices. His wife is next door with massage and nail spa. Also, a cafe called Corazon that serves great coffee, sandwiches and pastries. Wonderful selection of reading material while you sit there. One place that we enjoyed besides the golf restaurant was the smaller one called Bajaja. It is situated next to the pool off the golf course. Very good service and good breakfast and lunches.

This was the most relaxing vacation my husband has ever had. We saw the whales, drove up to the mission, kayaked, swam each day and explored the town and the neighboring beaches a bit. Thank you for making our stay so easy and comfortable.
Feb 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Loreto Bay Charmer - Free Kayaks, bikes! Steps from the Beach
average rating of 4.862069 based on 31 reviews
Cambridge, MA

Perfect in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home was 100% perfect in every way. The location, just a few steps away from the beach, and a few miles from Loreto, was exactly what we were looking for. The home was spacious, spotless, and comfortable. Every detail was perfect. There were four of us - two couples - and the layout of the home was perfect, allowing us privacy. We use vrbo very frequently and I must say that this is one of the nicest we have ever stayed in. Thank you for making our holiday so wonderful!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Loreto and found our accommodations comfortable. We are constantly striving to ensure our guests are comfortable and have everything they need. We hope you visit us in Loreto again soon!
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Beautiul community, love the Kayaks and beautiful decor of Cambia's place.

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do this community justice. The grounds and casita were gorgeous. Flowers and birds surrounded every building. My family used the kayaks whenever we wanted as Gorge gave us the paddles when we spoke to him the first day. The palapas on the beach were a perfect shady spot and the water was calm and perfect temperature for swimming and boating. We had the amazing cinnamon rolls and coffee drinks at the funky Cafe Corazon on the main road. All the people were friendly, mostly Canadians and Californians who vacation or live there part time. The security guards and other staff spoke English and tolerated my broken Spanish and were so kind and accommodating. I felt safe and pampered the whole time.

Cambia's casita is well decorated, up to date, very clean, and has everything we could need for our stay. The beds were dreamy, the towels were ample and the kitchen gadgets were of all varieties. The bikes and inflatable rafts were great to use. She was very helpful from the start to finish and I would rent from her again in a heartbeat. It is a very short walk to the beach and in a nice private courtyard. The upper patio grill was great for stargazing and night dining.

We went into Loreto proper and loved the pretty and historic courthouse and center square with a variety of places to sit outside and have happy hour or dinner, shop or grab ice cream. Must do- charter a panga boat ride to Coronado island. We saw dolphins, sea lions, manta rays, a rare blue-footed boobie, starfish, and (unfortunately) jellyfish. (Other boaters came to our assistance with white vinegar and Benadryl pills and cream for the jelly sting.) The island was straight from a post card with white sand beach and teal water. Highly recommend the restaurant Fonda Canipole where the chef Sofia greeted us with 'welcome to my home' and treated us as if we had just stepped into her private kitchen.

The vacation was great. Cambria's place was fabulous and a welcome comfort to come home to at the end of a long day. I highly recommend this casita for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review and your super kind words about Loreto and your experiences there. We are so happy that you and your guests enjoyed your vacation in beautiful Loreto. Come back soon!
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If I could live in Loreto, I would buy a villa just like this one!

  • 5 of 5

Cambria's place is absolutely beautiful - and loved that the villa was so close to the beach. The villa was beautifully decorated and the apartment was so clean. One of the key selling points of reserving this villa over others is the kayaks. The villa was well equipped with a lot of amenities and really thought seriously about investing in property in Loreto Bay because it was so beautiful. Another plus is that Loreto Bay is very close to the Hotel next door, so you can spend time on the beach while also having access to the Bar. :) I highly recommend staying with Cambria, and would book again when I come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy you loved Loreto as much as we do and hope to have you back soon!
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Wonderful Vacation Home - The location was great

  • 5 of 5

There were 5 of us on the trip. Myself, husband, 2 teenage daughters and grandma. The condo is nestled into the middle of a large community and extremely safe. We left our doors unlocked during the day and never worried about intruders. The accommodations were spacious and comfortable. A bit tight for my mom (she slept on the daybed in the living room), but we knew this in advance per the description. The beds are soft, but clean and there were NO bugs. We had our windows/doors open all week and all commented on the lack of bugs - probably just hit the right season. Jorge's hut is just a short walk and he was great and let us use any of the kayaks and/or stand up paddle boards - we just tipped him a bit at the end of each day. This a lovely beach, extremely shallow and nice for a long walk. Good snorkeling as well. My husband enjoyed a good round of golf at very reasonable prices (there were clubs in the condo). We found a fabulous, new restaurant in Loreto, "Mi Loreto." Highly recommend! Also, recommend getting most grocery shopping at Ley's in Loreto. The one in Loreto Bay is good for a last minute items or something homemade from their freezer stocked by a local chef. I would definitely come back to Loreto Bay - it is a sleepy community, perfect for a relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is just as pretty and well-kept as it appears in the pictures. Perfect for two couples because we were able to do stuff together and still have adequate privacy. The location is lovely, just minutes from the beach. We can certainly see ourselves going back :-)

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we are so happy that you enjoyed your time in Loreto! We look forward to accommodating you in the future.
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The most important things to us were a problem

  • 3 of 5

First of all, this property is fine. It's probably great for the price and I have nothing to compare it to as it was our first time in Loreto. The property manager, Cambria, is exceptionally helpful as were the people on site. The development is gorgeous. It's VERY developed (which some people like) and kind of Disneyland that way, but it's really beautiful. We snorkeled from the beach and kayaked and SUP'd and swam and all of those things were great. The water is lovely. The upstairs Lanai was beautiful and it does FACE the Sea of Cortez, but you can't see the water. The distant mountain view is beautiful. The tiling and windows and gardens are lovely. Wifi needed some tweaking and changing of cables to get it to work, but then it worked the whole time. It was so quiet and the pools are stunning and we loved ordering wine at the community pool and drinking it while floating around.

I would for sure choose Loreto Bay again, if I returned to Loreto, over staying in town.

That said, 3 star rating is for the following because, for us, we chose this property for some specific things that didn't work out:

1. the ad said, "In addition, our entire deck, not just a portion,faces the Sea of Cortez." I thought that meant that we'd SEE the ocean, but you can't see it. The deck faces east, yes, towards the sea, but no view. This is confusing for me.

2. it has kayaks, yes but the kayak hut guy with the paddles wasn't there much and so it was hard to use them. We got out once and that was nice and he was nice, but we returned about 4 times and he wasn't there. This could be seasonal, I get it, but again, this is one of the main reasons we rented here.

3. The beds were very soft and I lifted the sheets and they're also very old. The one upstairs hurt my back and it affected my sleep.

4. The living room is dark and the only place to sit to avoid mosquitos in the evening and morning, BUT it has a mosquito infestation. We didn't tell Cambria or possibly she could have done something, but that was a bummer for us as well. Maybe they're in the air conditioner? We kept the windows closed and killed many, but kept getting bit and seeing them in there.

I'm sorry I'm not gushing like everyone else. We were happy here, but as I explained, some major things were amiss. Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and feedback. Each guest is very special to us and we take your comments seriously and use them to improve guests experiences in the future. I was happy to be of help to you with your many requests prior to your arrival at our home and feel that the description of the orientation of our property is very accurate. We are the only home in our area with the ENTIRE deck facing the sea of cortez. We have an excellent location just 300 feet from the beach and Sea of Cortez with the mountains just behind the not too distant golf course. They are literally across the highway. The king size bed downstairs is 4 years old and is extremely comfortable and in excellent shape. The upstairs mattress was purchased in 2008 and may need to be replaced. We will check into this immediately. All of our linens are at least 500 thread count egyptian cotton and are in excellent condition as they are replaced yearly. Yes there were mosquitos outside in Baja Sur, the rainy and hurricane season is July -November. October being just after most of the rains and yes there are mosquitos. Sometimes they get in the house. They are not coming in from the AC units. We do not have any infestation propblem in our home whatsoever. Jorge, at the kayak shack is typically there from 10-4 depending on the number of guests in the community. We saw him there everyday. Loreto Bay is a beautiful thriving community that we and our fellow residents take much pride in and care of. Disneyland is a far far cry from this experience you will have in our tranquil haven of Loreto Bay. Safe travels in the future. - Cambria Dotterer, OWNER
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Loreto International Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Wine Cellar at Nopolo
Nearest Golf
Loreto Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Highway one
Nearest Restaurant
19th Hole
Nearest Beach
Nopolo Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nopolo Point
Nearest Point of Interest
three cliff side tee boxes
Nearest Point of Interest
Puerto Escondido
Nearest Point of Interest
Tabor Canyon
Nearest Point of Interest
Juncalito Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

We are located in Loreto Bay which 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. Our casa is set about 300 feet from the beach- just a 30 second walk out the front door and you are on the beach. There is a kayak shack where you can rent kayaks (we have two for our guests to use at no extra charge) 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. You can also check out my restaurant recommendations on our blog called LoretoLiving(dot)com and our other properties at LoretoParadiseProperties(dot)com.

Thank you for your interest in our property for your vacation and we look forward to accommodating you and your guests in Loreto!

Saludos, Dwight and Cambria Dotterer


Rates & Availability

Loreto House Rental Rates

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Oct 26 2016 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning fee $85
Tax Rate 24.0%

As of January 1, 2014, Mexico increased their sales tax to 16%.

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Loreto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both Bathrooms are very spacious and have double sink vanities with large mirror, separate commode with door, and beautiful large mexican tiled shower. The downstairs bathroom has a large closet with a safe and the upstairs bathroom has a large soaking tub in lieu of the closet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (2) One King bed in each bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) there is a twin size daybed in the living room that serves as a sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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