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Bahia Encantada Elegant Casa Steps to Sea and Hotel

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,108 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms with Kings + Convertible Queen bed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This Loreto Bay casa is located in an ideal picturesque setting, nestled within the Sea of Cortez and the Sierra de la Giganta Mountain Range. Located on the Seaside of Founder's neighborhood. Just steps to beach and to the Hotel.

Tastefully furnished with two full master bedrooms, two fully baths and a powder room, easily accommodates six guests. Ideal home away from getaways, snowbirds who want space for family and friends to visit during long winters.

Delight in the sea air and breathtaking views while perched in the viewing tower.

Enjoy cocktails or a glass of wine at the upstairs deck complete with cook center with propane grill and sink. Terrace pergola (shade structure on 2nd level). Outdoor lounge chaises. Fireplace (wood-burning) in living room. Wood beams in living/dining areas. Electronic safe/lock box for personal valuables in each bedroom/bath. Wireless internet network. 32 inch flat screen LCD TV’s in master bedrooms and living room. Cable TV, including video-on-demand service. Telephone service. Landscaping. Quiet, no on-going construction or road nearby. Terra cota color scheme.Guests have special green fees at the Loreto Bay Championship 18-hole Golf Course designed by David Duval and Tom Weber with carts conveniently rented at the Inn.

The Inn offers rentals for sea kayaking ($10/hr), windsurfing, snorkeling, mountain biking, and full access to the resort pool, restaurant, outdoor bar and pool bar (no resort fees). From the Inn guests can schedule sport fishing, diving, whale watching.

Keywords: house, casa, casita, Loreto Bay, Loreto, vacation rental, long-term rental/lease available.

More Details

Margaret Kawasaki
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 30, 2018

About Margaret Kawasaki

I am a scientist, organic chemist, and work at a biotech in San Diego. My wife Maggi, is a Realtor in San Diego and Mary is a geologist and owner of her own company. We jointly own this property. We love nature, kayaking, scuba, snorkeling, hiking, swimming, dining, entertaining and meeting interesting people.

Margaret Kawasaki purchased this house in 2004

Why Margaret Kawasaki chose Loreto Municipality

We were mesmerized by the natural beauty of Loreto Bay. We found the people of Loreto Bay and Loreto so interesting, engaging, and friendly. A short drive (about 7 min) to the new Loreto international airport, 10 min to town.

What makes this house unique

A very short walk to the beach (107 yd). Long walks on the beach in the sun or long days just being on the beach under the palapas. Kayak trips that last for hours. We typically see abundant wildlife: dolphins, fish, rays, birds. Whale-watching (Jan-Mar) is incredible and requires only about a 3 hour drive on excellent roads to the Pacific Ocean (you can book a trip or drive yourself). Loreto Bay is a golfer's paradise! End the day in our viewing tower with spectacular views of the mountains and ocean.


Loreto Municipality House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2108 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Tiled walk-in shower and oversized bathtub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Tiled walk-in shower and oversized bathtub.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • Bathrooms are attached to master bedrooms and includes large tiled showers and large soaking tub. Each bathroom has two vanity sinks with plenty of drawers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size bed. Plush high-quality mattress. Armoire.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King size bed. Plush high-quality mattress. Armoire.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa in living room converts to sleep 2.
  • Both master bedrooms have high quality king size mattresses, dressers and armoire, own television and bathrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Electronic safe/lockbox for personal valuables in each bedroom


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Bahia Encantada Elegant Casa Steps to Sea and Hotel
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This location and home is the BEST! Great getaway without crowds and traffic. The view of the Sea of Cortez was so beautiful and only a few steps to the private beach. The kitchen had everything you need to cook and set up meals. I felt like I was in an old world hacienda but with modern conveniences. Bed was very comfortable. I had the best night's sleep. Bathroom was bigger and more modern then my own at home. Clean , charming, comfortable....I did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, lovely, lovely - can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

The home was so beautiful, the views, Sunrise, sunset - spectacular - so comfortable! Loreto Bay is wonderful - loved the beach - loved the cafe and Wine Bar right there! The grounds, pools were everything we wanted and more. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful, loved going into town...took a boat tour around Coronado Island - played on the white sandy beach...dinner in town was outstanding. We are looking forward to our next visit - Using Home Away is so easy!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pamela, We're so happy that you had a fantastic time in Loreto Bay. Thank you for the wonderful review. Come back again! Best Regards, Maggi Kawasaki
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We loved this place! It was very quiet and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

I felt like we were staying in our own small villa! The fountain in the entrance and all the rooms were perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, Oregon

Two couples, lots of laughs

  • 5 of 5

Late February, early March, 2017. The unit was comfortable, clean and functional. The location was quite good, close to beach, lap pool, etc. Everything was walking distance. We had very easy dealings with the owner. Had to purchase bottled water, which was delivered and only about $2, but this would seem to be something the owner should have taken care of. For the short term vacation, additional toys would have been very nice (bikes, kayaks). There was one bike that was serviceable, and we were glad this was available, 2 would have been better. Our time was low-key and restful, but with enough activity to keep us smiling. Such is Loreto.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Linn, OR

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing, laid back Founders village casa. Loved the town, everyone from the cafe's, grocery store to restaurants were really nice & helpful. Renting a car we were able to explore Loreto, go whale watching on the pacific side and to the San Javier mission in the mountains. The beaches are great, the sea life is amazing, lots to do in the water. The Loreto bay hotel patio was our on the beach afternoon Pacifico, chips & guacamole. Yum. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lorrie, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It's so helpful to us and our future guests. Come stay with us again! Maggi Kawasaki
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Wonderful relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

This rental is great! Very well equipped and VERY well located. Beds comfortable and very quiet. Everything was clean and the management company was fabulous. I would definitely go back.

The only issue we has was that the main living area was dark. The lights seemed to have really low wattage. At night it was very hard to play a card game, put a puzzle together or to read. We also had an issue with the speed of the internet.

This little village is perfect for a quiet vacation in the sun. Very friendly residents and staff. Wonderful and reasonable places to eat.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kasia, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Casa. It is really helpful. Come back again! Maggi Kawasaki
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Loreto International Airport (LTO)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $195
Property Damage Protection $79

taxes included.
utilities included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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