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Custom Designed Elegant Home with Courtyard and Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults)

This is a custom home in beautiful Loreto Bay. One of the owners was a Project Architect with Loreto Bay Company, and went on to found Loreto Bay Design Group, who designed over 30 custom homes in the Founders neighborhood. The Founder's Neighborhood is the 'Belair' of the development and the lot was purchased at the first sales launch. Location, Location, Location!!

It is located 100 yards from the Beach (you can hear the surf rolling in), and about the same distance from the 1st Tee and the 9th Green of the stunning David Duval designed golf course. This house is designed as an oasis and a respite from the busy world. The great room (kitchen dining and living) are surrounded by an outer courtyard (with gorgeous heated, Mexican glass tile pool) and a beautifully designed inner courtyard, with lush landscaping and a fountain. The French doors in the Living Room open directly into the pool, which functions as a swim up wet bar! There are two bedrooms on the main floor, one with a King bed with it's own mini courtyard and fountain, and full ensuite and the other with an outdoor 'shower' courtyard. The upstairs bedroom also has a King bed and full ensuite with shower and soaker tub. Off the Living room there is a small den with desk and sofa bed. There is vonage phone service (free long distance) and wireless internet and fibre optic TV, with multiple channels. There are many, many upgrades to the house including piped gas for the kitchen range and upstairs BBQ and cooking centre (one of the few house in Loreto Bay with piped gas), upgraded kitchen cabinets with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, Bosch washer and dryer, built in 'whole house' water filtration for perfectly balanced, clean water, travertine floors, three fountains, a third floor viewing tower, a built in 'banco' under a pergola in the outer courtyard, and wonderful landscaping including a hybrid orange, lemon and grapefruit tree, guava and mango! There is a large second floor deck for lounging and the viewing tower for sunset drinks and fantastic views of the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range.

This house is paradise, and the introductory first year rental rates are an amazing deal!

Keywords: House, Villa, Beach House, Golf Course, Ocean, Beautiful, Gorgeous

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016

About The Owner

We are three families, two from Victoria BC and the other from Calgary, Alberta, who fell in love with Loreto Bay at the first sales launch. We are all still working so don't have the opportunity to get to Loreto as much as we would like, so we are delighted to share our piece of Paradise with you. A more romantic retreat cannot be found. From the Spanish Colonial Architecture which creates a seamless indoor/outdoor living experience, to the use of wonderful natural materials (Cantera stone, Travertine floors, Talavera tiles in the bathrooms, handpainted Mexican sinks in the bathrooms, the trickling of running water, the song birds attracted to the lush landscaping, a perfect spot to relax in an oasis of your own!

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Loreto

We decided on Loreto Bay for many reasons, the most important four being' 1) The developer's dedication to sustainability, including small lot footprints, zero lotline courtyard houses, meandering 'streets' with no automobiles or vehicles with internal combustion engines allowed in the Villages, edible landscape, adobe (compressed earth block)walls and the Loreto Bay Foundation which gives back to the Town of Loreto for every lot sale. 2) A strong sense of community. The houses are designed so that the main floor living area and the courtyards are completely private, and the second floor roof decks are the 'front porch' of the house, where you can wave to your neighbor, and inevitably get invited over for cocktails. This is not the typical 'resort community' where you stay for 2 weeks without meeting anybody and go home, relaxed but somehow unsatisfied. 3) The town of Loreto. The town is over 300 years old and was the first capital of all the Californias. The Jesuits started a Mission back then and the town has never grown past about 9,000 people. The people are super friendly, there is no crime and there are at least 8 really good restaurants in town. 4) The Sea of Cortez is referred to by Jacques Cousteau as the world's aquarium and to say that there is abundant sea life is a huge understatement. A trip to the offshore islands will reveal this abundance. Whether it is Blue Whales and Dolphins or multi varieties of smaller fish to be caught and prepared for dinner, or Gray Whales on the other side of the peninsula who are birthing prior to heading North, there are amazing sights to see. The sea in front of our house has a gradual incline into deeper water with no undertow. It is a 10 minute walk along the beach to the Hotel where you can avail yourself of the workout facilities and have breakfast afterwards.

What makes this house unique

This house is a true destination in itself! It has a wonderful Azul Blue tiled, heated pool, a covered lounging area overlooking the pool, several outdoor eating areas, including by the pool, on the second floor roof deck by the outdoor barbecue (with sink and counter), handsome Mexican furniture with big armoires in the bedrooms, a storage room for golfclubs and beach toys, super comfortable pillow mattress beds, state of the art appliances, purified water and Vonage phone system for direct access to the world. You can see forever from the viewing tower and if you need extra accommodation in addition to the 2 king beds, one queen bed, the sofa bed in the den, you can sleep on the banco in the outer courtyard or even in the viewing tower which has a roof over it.


Loreto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Custom Designed Elegant Home with Courtyard and Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Flagstaff, AZ

Just Steps from the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Mid October staying here and really enjoyed our time. The house was great. Very comfortable, and best of all close to the beach. It was still early in the season so it was a bit hot and humid, so a typical was getting up with the sun. Drinking coffee on the top floor watching the area come alive. A trip down the beach in front of the resort for swimming, snorkeling or Kayaking. Then around noon a walk back to the house for a dip in the pool in our courtyard. Hard life we lived that week. Great place to stay if you are heading down there. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two kids, and myself enjoyed a week in Loreto staying in this nice house. Very spacious and lots of walls in between the bedrooms. It also has an outdoor shower!! The pool was really nice for the kids because it is deep enough to jump into and swim around while we were making dinner or relaxing. Upper bbq balcony has excellent views and they only get better when you go to the third floor sitting area. Great place for a morning cup of coffee to view beautiful Sea Of Cortez. Would highly recommend this place for a getaway.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Terrific place to stay for a relaxing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this house was fantastic, we particularly liked having the private pool area to enjoy and the upper deck with outdoor kitchen is phenomenal as is the viewing tower that affords views of the sea and the mountains. This house is one of the closest to the beach and is also close to the hotel restaurant, wine bar and coffee shop if you don't feel like cooking. It was a excellent experience and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ready To Go Back!

  • 5 of 5

It wasn't our first trip to Loreto, but it was our first trip there with such great accomodations. The house is just as the listing indicates - nothing exaggerated. Beautifully done with everything we needed.We loved the location so close to the beach and the views are beautiful. The feel of Loreto is welcoming - we appreciate the low key attitudes and not being approached by vendors while exploring in town. Planning our next trip as we speak!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salem, Oregon

Just Wow!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed this lovely home and property. The Loreto Bay complex is just wonderful. The tidepools and the beach are very nice as well. Lots of fish that can be seen without even snorkling, the pelicans are also fun to watch as they fish. We really had a great experience and the weather was so warn and nice the views are great from the upper level both directions. People are friendly, Loreto is such a small and quaint little town, a completely diffierent Mexico experience than Cabo or Puerto Vallarta. Very nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

All rates quoted are in US dollars.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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