|Space||2,300 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Our Baja Getaway is a beautiful traditional Mexican Casa nestled in a quiet Palm treed courtyard in the Founders Village neighbourhood of Nopolo, Loreto Bay. Your access to the sandy beach and Sea of Cortez is a mere l00 steps away, Step through the crafted, wood front doors into an open air garden courtyard with soothing water fountain. From there, double French doors lead you to the main living room, dining room and kitchen. A wrought iron, circular staircase leads to the large outdoor roof top terrace where you will find the master bedroom. The roof top second floor deck also has patio furniture tables, chairs and loungers for relaxing or eating. The master suite's French doors open onto this expansive deck where you'll find privacy,and beautiful views of the Sierra de La Gigante Mountain range, swaying Palms in our public courtyard, ocean views and stunning sunsets. At night, you'll never see stars like this!!! The house has traditional tile flooring throughout and locally made Spanish furniture. Both master baths have local Mexican tile, dual painted sink vanities, walk-in showers, separate water closets and large soaking tubs. A tiled coffee or cocktail bar with Mexican leather bar seats connects the kitchen through large counter windows in the courtyard. Our home is decorated throughout with Mexican Wall Sculptures and surprises to please the eye. We can email you video tours of our home, community pool, golf course and Loreto Bay Inn
You'll have convenient access to the Loreto Bay Inn at the end of our beach. The Inn offers everything you'll need including; sea kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling and full access to the resort pool, restaurant, outdoor bar, lounges and palm shelters on the beach in front for your use. Or relax at our gorgeous, flower landscaped community saline pool, a l0 minute walk from our home-A good place to connect with our neighbours! From the Inn you can also rent mountain bikes, schedule sport fishing, diving, whale watching. Kayak right off our beach or snorkel around Nopolo Rock 5 minutes away-the tropical sea life is rich!
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 golf course surrounds our neighbourhood and has delightful walking paths as well. Our main road into our neighbourhood is now lined with wonderful coffee shops, grocery stores, art stores and eateries but still retaining the peaceful ambiance.
The old town of Loreto is only 7 miles north for shopping, great dining, nightlife and sight seeing..., Baja's oldest Mission and fishing port is considered by the locals to be the peninsula's best kept secret.
Keywords: Traditional Mexican, Adobe, 2 floor Home, Rooftop Terrace, Courtyard garden and fountain, Close to Sandy Beach and Sea, Tiled Floors, Both bedrooms with full private bathrooms. Exquisite natural beauty, kayaking, fishing, golfing, snorkelling, mountain, hiking activities.
We are family of 4. Our kids are fluent in Spanish and we all have a love of Mexico. We stayed at Casa Allen in Loreto Bay and fell in love with the town, people, culture and what Jacques Cousteau called "The World's Aquarium". We love visiting our "Casa de Gratitud" in this wonderful World Heritage Site.
Jennifer O'Brien purchased this house in 2016
Happy hour watching the sunsets from our expansive rooftop deck. The short stumble to the beach for early morning wake ups. The huge variety of tropical fish to see around Nopolo Rock at the end of our beach. Kayaking along the shores or pelican filled estuaries through the golf course, star gazing, happy hour sunsets from the rooftop.
Our beautiful courtyard and bar-open in the morning to night to enjoy perched on the mexican bar chairs.
What a very beautiful place you and Sally have created. We feel very happy here. We had a really lovely time staying in your beautiful house. It was hard to leave, and we look forward to returning one day.
The property is large, attractive, nicely decorated, and well equipped. We lacked nothing to enjoy our one week in Napolo. The property is nestled in a cluster of Townhomes with nice interior and rooftop garden areas. Very limited view of the sea but still relaxing and pleasant. There are a couple of Anglo style restaurants right in the development area and it is a short drive, about 12 minutes, to town. The nearby beach is not particularly beautiful one but it is just outside the door for a walk or you swim when you are ready. Mostly, we went elsewhere for our water activities. Our hostess was very friendly and accommodating - she could not have been nicer. Upon awakening this morning, our last day here, I was happy and relaxed and a bit sorry to move on to our next destination, another very nice coastal town. We have greatly enjoyed our stay here and we will very likely return for another!
My husband and I spent 3 weeks in this unit in Founders Neighborhood of Loreto Bay. The location is great - only about 5 miles into the town of Loreto. The whole Loreto Bay 'village' has some of it's own places to eat, small grocery markets, wine shop, etc. Security was ever-present and the grounds were maintained beautifully.
The tennis courts and tennis community are very nice. Pickle ball courts are available as well as golf. Several exercise classes like Zumba, yoga, etc are held at various times throughout the week - all very reasonable prices per class.
As for this Casa 39, it is located in the older part of the complex. We found the layout of the unit to be difficult to get comfortable in. The main floor has a 1/2 bath, bedroom with twin beds (we had pushed together for a king) with an ensuite bathroom, a separate living room/kitchen area, and an outdoor courtyard with a water fountain and various tropical plants. You had to climb a very narrow, steep, circular staircase to get up to the top floor where there is another bedroom with king bed and ensuite bathroom. The patio at this level has one small table to two people with no view and then two lounge chairs just outside the bedroom doors plus another small round table that seats 4. The upper patio has a small view of the sea but also looks directly onto the patio levels of the other 5 villas in the neighborhood. There is virtually NO privacy so renters need to be aware of this. Having the outdoor seating for 4 up on this top level also means carrying plates, drinks, food, etc up the winding staircase which is also overgrown with plantings and hard to hold onto the railing. The LR and kitchen were OK but everything needs to be updated. (We were told that there are NEW owners who were coming in right after us to update everything! That will be great for future renters!) NOTE: there are NO screens on any doors or windows. We were there in April and the mosquitoes and 'no-see-ums' were feasting on us every day. This was a major negative for us.
If we had entertained another couple with us, it would have been impossible for us to lug our suitcases up the winding circular staircase. We did not like this design at all.
BIG plus: the new owners have provided two cruiser bikes & beach towels for renter's use. THANK YOU!
All-in-all we enjoyed our stay here but it was only the two of us because of the floorpan. The dining area indoors seats 6 but we prefer to eat outdoors in this climate!
This was our second trip to Loreto Bay, and we love being here. The community is so friendly and there's lots to do if you like nature, serenity, and warm warm weather. My husband got a monthly pass to play golf for the cost of about three rounds, so he played at least 9 holes every day. The house was recently sold, and I understand that it is going to be upgraded. While we found it very comfortable, especially when our grandkids were here, the furnishings are not luxurious. For our purposes, the lived in/beach house feel was perfect. The two new bikes were a great addition, The kitchen could use some new glasses and silverware, etc, but we managed just fine. We would book it again in a heartbeat, but it's already taken for next winter.
Please note this review is not about the new owners. We stayed for two weeks November 5-19th 2016, before it was sold, however we were not informed that it was for sale until we arrived. We really liked the home, particularly the rooftop deck that opens from the master bedroom. The salt water lap pool was fabulous!
The resort area is very beautiful, with lovely landscaping. It's very safe and there are great little inexpensive restaurants and a wine bar.
We snorkelled in the Sea of Cortez but didn't see much in the way of colourful fish etc. Still it was a great place to visit!
There were a few negative issues with the previous owner however:
They had been living here & had to move out for our visit, but the fridge wasn't cleaned and all the pots, dishes and cutlery had dried food on them. When we mentioned it they said the maid would come in to clean it, but she never did. I had to soak the items & clean everything myself before they could be used.
My husband is a business owner and really needed to be in contact for the first few days to tie up loose ends so an internet connection was one of the reasons we chose this place, but the previous owners neglected to tell us there wasn't any when we arrived. We could have gotten a phone plan before we left had we known.
The old owners kept coming by unannounced for items they wanted to use. We value our privacy and found this quite disruptive.
Next they told us that they had just listed the place for sale and that we needed to be out of the unit for several hours one morning so that it could be shown to prospective buyers. Then yet again we had to be out another morning for a property inspection for the new buyers! Needless to say it was another inconvenience we were not pleased with and really didn't appreciate. After we voiced our disappointment, the owners gave us a $5 coffee card and a $25 dinner voucher as "compensation" for all the issues. In our view this was far from adequate. Had they been honest with us & told us that they were listing it before we rented their home, we would have chosen not to. All of our other VRBO trips have been exceptionally wonderful but this was a real let down in comparison.
We have just returned from a one month stay at Casa 39 at Loreto Bay. What a holiday!!! We are golfers and the location of Casa 39 suited us perfectly. The main golf course entrance is just across the street. If you choose to play the back 9 first then play the front 9 you end up just a few steps from the Casa entrance. This casa is perfect for two couples (would suit a family too). Each couple has their own separate bed/bath area and the main living/dining area is very large. We found the best part of the casa to be the terrace. It's quite large and gets sun most of the day (although there is a shady area too). Dahir at Bahia Properties was very helpful throughout our stay and handled any of our concerns as quickly as possible. Jennifer the owner was also great at communicating with us quickly. Besides the golf we enjoyed kayaking and our friends also rented paddleboards and bikes! Pedro's was our favorite restaurant and it is just a few minute walk away! Make sure you try margarita Tuesdays!!!
Restful, relaxing, rejuvenating! This was such an amazing place to be and we can't wait to come back and we can't quit talking about it! Definitely the most comfortable stay we've had anywhere. Watching the full moon rise over Loreto Bay from the fab deck off the master suite was something that will live long in our memories. Loved having the doors wide open to listen to the surf all night. Blissful! And the community was open, inviting, friendly and helpful. Great restaurants, great coffee, fab wine bar, and superb live music. Thanks Stu and Sal, we can survive the cold and dark of a northern winter because of our time at your casa!
In Loreto Bay, we have a new community drop-in center 5 minute walk away, with Spanish lessons, yoga, free internet computer use, library and general chit chat Our neighborhood has a grocery store, wine bar, 3 outdoor pools, coffee/bakery cafe, l8th hole golf course restaurant and sandwich shop all within a 5 minute walk of our home. There are boats for hire from Loreto, to take you to the local islands for spectacular snorkeling and fishing. We also have terrific, safe snorkelling down our beach around Nopolo Rock. The town of Loreto (l5 minute drive) is full of wonderfully colorful, flavorful restaurants, bars and coffee houses and taco stands Local artisans share their wares in a tree-covered lane beside one of the oldest churches in Baja. Loreto town is authentically Mexican; quaint, yet manages to service visitors with grace and charm.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Our cleaning fee is $l00 per stay.
All our rates are in US dollars (not Canadian dollars, since all our bills and property fees etc are in US dollars)
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.