This extraordinary beachfront villa FN5 completed in April 2012 is on a long sandy beach in tranquil Loreto Bay and is positioned perfectly between the Sierra de la Giganta mountains and the Sea of Cortez. Seventy-eight hundred square feet of indoor/outdoor living, within this walled Villa. The property sleeps 10 guests in 4 large bedrooms and has 5 bathrooms. It is a true beachfront dream property that can accommodate 2-3 families or 4 couples. It takes only a short direct flight from Los Angeles (LAX) and a 10 mintute taxi ride from the Loreto airport (LTO).
It is only a few minutes walk to the Inn at Loreto Bay, 4 restaurants, 2 coffee shops, car rental, sport equipment rental and excursion trip office. Loreto Bay is unique and extremely quiet with few roads for cars...most people travel by foot or golf carts on the European style walking paths between the homes- it is extremely peaceful and private.
The magnificent Sea of Cortes and National Marine Park Islands are a dramatic vision from sunrise to sunset. It can all be seen while resting at the edge of the 23 x 13-ft infinity-edge heated pool with waterfall or relaxing on the outdoor sectional sofa. The sandy beach is only 20 steps away from the front gate. Enjoy a happy hour cocktail in the adjoining 6 person hot tub and enjoy the beach sounds because of the quiet nature of this unique setting. The large patio off the kitchen, living room and master bedroom surrounds the pool has 4 chaise loungers and an outdoor shower. There is an 8 person outdoor dining table on this patio with double doors onto the kitchen.
The open design of the villa features a 10 person dining room table, a 55 inch flat screen satellite tv (Canadian satellite channels and US channels) in the living room and 12 foot opening doors off the living room/ dining room onto the pool/ patio area. The main level also has an extra bathroom with shower for guests to use after using the pool.
It is a pleasure to prepare meals in this beautiful kitchen while looking onto the sea and the pool or visiting with guests in the living room/ dining room area. It features Viking Professional appliances (dishwasher, 6 burner range and fridge)and wine fridge. There are 2 stainless steel Dacor BBQs accessible from the kitchen one on the patio by the pool or one off the dining room in yet another more private outdoor eating area. The kitchen island is granite with 4 bar stools. It has a 2 seat long work station/ desk with sony ipod/iphone stereo dock.
There is a large laundry room with a washer, dryer and deep sink.
There are 4 large bedrooms. The magnificent master suite on the main floor has a king sized bed. It features a 42 inch flat screen sattelite tv, Sony ipod/iphone stereo, air conditioning and ceiling fan. The ensuite has double sinks and a steam shower. This bedroom has double doors facing the beach and an outdoor sitting area facing the hot tub and pool. It also has a large sitting area inside the room.
The second bedroom on the main level has a single bunk bed and a queen sized bed. It features air conditioning, a ceiling fan, a 42 inch flat screen with sattelite tv, Sony ipod/iphone stereo and windows that open onto the outdoor living space. The ensuite is large with double sinks, a shower and a oversized tub.
The main level has as much outdoor living space at the back of the villa as it does out front by the beach. This more sheltered outdoor space at the back has places to sit and relax by the raised outdoor fire pit.
The second level has magnificent views of the sea and has two patios. One which would be great for party guests is 22 x 26 feet and the other a 21 x 30 ft patio with an outdoor sectional along with 2 chaise loungers. The second master bedroom is on this level with breathtaking views of the long beach and large windows that open to let in the sea air. It features a king bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, indoor sitting area, 40 inch flat screen sattelite tv and Sony ipod/iphone stereo. The ensuite has double sinks, a very large shower and large oversized tub.
The fourth bedroom is also on this level and faces the sea. It has its own private 16 x 20 ft patio with outdoor couch facing the sea and overlooking the pool area. It features a king bed, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, a 40 inch flat screen sattelite tv. The ensuite has a single sink and a shower.
There is a third level to this villa. It has a 16 x 20 ft patio with unbelievable 360 degree view of the sea, islands, beach, pool, mountains, golf course and all of Loreto Bay. At night it is spectacular because of the lack of vehicles and absence of street lights only a million stars and a moon light up the night.
The villa is family friendly and has security 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Loreto Bay boasts warm weather and endless summer days- 300 a year- rain is very rare. Loreto Bay National Marine Park is a protected area that stretches from Coronado Island in the north to Santa Catalina Island in the south. Small flat bottom boats take visitors on snorkel trips and sightseeing excursions, where views can include sea lions, bottle nose dolphins, a variety of colourful fish and, during winter and spring many species of whales.
The Loreto Airport is only 5 miles away. Three miles further is the town of Loreto with many places to eat and see. There is a free taxi service to Loreto and back on Friday and Saturday nights if you go to a restaurant that is a member of the restaurant association.
There is a 18 hole 'David Duval signature golf course' in Loreto Bay only 40 steps out this villas entrance. The golf is $70 per round plus $30 for a power cart. The course also offers unlimited golfing for 30 days for $240.00. So, if you love to golf this is the place to be- you can golf 3 times a day if you want!
2 Stand Up Paddle boards are available for usage along with a golf cart with rental.
Imagine...20 steps to the beach and 40 steps to the golf course!
Also available VRBO# 434145- 2 bedroom villa very close to beach and this beach house.
"We absolutely loved our stay at FN5. It has everything we need or want in a beautiful custom ocean front luxury home. We never made it to the 2nd floor entertaining areas or had a chance to watch the sunset over the spectacular mountain views around the fire pit from the 3rd floor deck because the view from the pool, kitchen, spa, and living room overlooking the islands and steps from the ocean were so compelling. The kitchen is ultra wonderful with Viking appliances. I love to cook and really appreciate the quality of a well stocked kitchen, especially with an expresso machine and didn't want for anything. We had a chef come to the home and prepare a five course gourmet meal for 5 of our friends that have a home here and were visiting at the same time.
We couldn't leave the very comfortable seating area off the pool and read many books there after hiking around the beach and golf course or returning from a day trip petting a baby whale with her mother a short half hour away or a really great massage from Sharon Dean.
With iPod stations in almost every room, be sure to bring your favorite music.
Having been to Loreto many times, we happily discovered the new addition of the Wine Bar cozy restaurant with heavenly tapas and a full bar and the new coffee shop, El Corazon where every one meets up after golfing, swimming or jogging to get the last fresh baked scones hot out of the oven. Get there before 10 as they always sell out. Not to worry though because the muffins and power cookies are just as delicious.
Our only regret was that we didn't invite a few more friends to share this experience with. We will make sure to next time, as there is plenty of privacy with 3 master ocean front view suites and even a 4th suite with 2 bunk beds and a queen bed if you need it.
The assistance and attentiveness of the owners assistant, Megan and their property managers staff made the experience easy and comfortable.
We can't wait until our next visit!!"
The Loreto Bay House was an epic retreat for our family. The five of us loved the house and especially Julio the caretaker. He taught us to dive for clams (we would catch and eat a hundred per day just 50' in front of the house), made ceviche with our fish when we returned from fishing, got us taxi's and reservations at excellent restaurants, and over all made the trip one of our great vacations. The house needs little description except for it is all the pictures show and more, it is absolutely beautiful. The only flaw I saw was that they were doing some minor stucco patch work but it was very minor and of no inconvenience.
Photos really don't show the true beauty of this rental. We were a large family eight adults and 5 young kids and at no time did we feel crowded. Plenty of quiet , get away type space . Kudos to the owners for all the toys available for use , the well equipped kitchen and especially the use of a laundry room with extra towels and sheets etc. Our go to man Julio set us up with fishing, snorkeling, birding, and even a photographer for family pics. Grandpa was happy golfing with anyone who wanted to go with him and the ladies were happy to have Catalino( Linno) come over and cook a few fabulous meals. Paddle boarding ,soaking in the hot tub , playing with the little ones in the pool, and sitting around one of the fire pits in the evening, it doesn't get any better!
We are a small group of 55+ adults, all professional and quite stressed with the frenetic pace of our daily life. We were looking for a luxurious beach side home to relax and recreate. Well, this house exceeded our desires and expectations! it was extremely well appointed, there was no amenity that was overlooked. From our own golf cart, bikes,paddle- boards and as well as a fully stocked gourmet kitchen. The house itself is very comfortable with 3 master suites all overlooking the Sea of Cortez all bedrooms have their own European type A/C units as well as large screen TV's and WI-FI throughout the house. I highly recommend this house, it most definitely allowed us to relax and enjoy it.
Our first trip to Loretto could not have been better given our fabulous accommodations, great concierge service, gorgeous views, and friendly staff connected to this villa.
We are seasoned travelers who enjoy exceptional accommodations and this villa did not disappoint. It exceeded our expectations. Decks galore and breath taking views. We will be back next year!
We arrived Sunday afternoon and by Tuesday noon we had 75 pounds of yellowtail sashimi, a 20 pound Cabrilla to roast for dinner and 36 holes of golf already in. House was, as always, perfect. Thanks for allowing us to return for the 4th year in a row! Already counting down to next year!
Absolutely a fantastic villa! Just returned from a 10 day Spring break trip. Two families shared the villa. Each couple enjoyed a wonderful master King suite (three to choose from - all ocean front). The girls (11) were thrilled to have the King suite that the adults didn't choose (they shared the King - but there was a blow up twin available for them if they wanted) and the boys (15 & 14) took the back suite (a bunk bed and a queen).
This was our third trip to Mexico with our friends and each time we have rented an ocean front villa. Previously was Cabo & Puerto Vallarta. If you aren't looking for a big city and nightlife - Loreto may be for you. Very nice mellow small town. Found some good restaurants and the girls enjoyed shopping in the town square. The boys completed their scuba certification during the trip and those that went diving said it was amazing. Much better than the diving in our previous Mexico trips.
The villa - from the photo's you can see how amazing it is. Private pool & hot tub (a REAL hot tub!) Waking up to the sun rise over the islands in the Sea of Cortez was magical. At the end of the day we would enjoy drinks on the top sun deck (3rd level) with the fire pit and watch the sun set in the beautiful mountains behind the home.
What I did not realize until our arrival was the community where the villa is located - fantastic! It is about 15 minutes away from Loreto ($20 taxi each way). There is one main street down the center of the community and the rest is cobble stone paths for walking, biking and using the golf cart. Simply a gorgeous community with a handy general store (they deliver!) and some restaurants (some were just ok but El Corazon - the coffee shop - had great food & smoothies for breakfast and lunch).
What really put this place over the top was Julio - the concierge. I figured he would help us find the house and take our bags and we wouldn't see him again. Not true. We saw Julio several times each day. He would stop by to see how we were and if we needed anything. He gave us his cell # and told us to contact him anytime. He hooked us up with a friend that was a taxi driver, got fishing poles and bait for the boys and found locals that we hired as chef's for several days. He really made the trip magical.
After a week back home and thinking about this trip - I really have nothing negative to say about the villa. We will definitely be back.
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