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Luxurious Beachfront Home Sleeps 6, a 15-Minute Walk From Loreto Town Plaza

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3000 sq.ft. Spanish colonial, heated pool, deluxe amenities

[NOTE: Rates for this property are set in CAD due to the location of the owners' bank. As a result, Americans will see the USD rate vary with exchange fluctuations. The set rate is $600 CAD for the casa. Maximum occupancy is 6 adults. The casita may be added for groups of up to 9 adults for an additional $250 CAD per night. Feel free to contact us via "Ask Owner a Question" box right.]

Casa La Playa is an architectural gem built on a stunning beach in the quiet old town of Loreto. Here you get the best of both worlds: luxurious five-star comfort inside a small gated compound with full-time caretaker, only 15 minutes' walk from the center of Loreto with its charming town plaza, 320-year-old Mission, shops and restaurants.

Included in the rental is free use of a Jeep Wrangler (stick shift) for getting around town. You just pay the gas.

The casa takes full advantage of its magnificent setting on a remote shore of the Sea of Cortes. French doors from the living and dining rooms and bedrooms open to the deck of our full-length heated lap pool, which is steps from the beach. You can launch your kayak or paddle board right in front of the house and get ready for amazing encounters with sea and bird life. It's truly an eco-travel dream.

The 3,000-square-foot casa comfortably accommodates three couples in three bedrooms, two of which have king beds; the third has a queen and a double bed. The master bedroom is upstairs and has its own full bathroom and walk-in closet. The 2 ground-floor bedrooms are spacious with built-in closets and desks; they share a "Jack and Jill" double-vanity bathroom with shower. There is a half-bathroom across the hall. For 7 to 9 people, consider adding Casita Verde to your rental. It has all the luxuries of Casa La Playa (but smaller) with a king bedroom and bath, gourmet kitchen, rollaway sofa, a/c, Wifi, TV, sun deck, and more. See photos.

The property is an ideal base for family gatherings and celebrations. The owners recently married their daughter here on the beach, and they often rent to multi-generational families for birthdays and other milestones. The casa's big sunny kitchen is fully equipped for home-cooked or catered meals. The dining table seats 10.

It is no exaggeration to say that visitors just love Loreto. There's so much to see and do! Take a walking tour of the historic mission, hire a boat to go fishing, diving or island hopping, hike the sierras, visit beautiful San Javier in the sierras (by mule!) or drive 15 minutes to Loreto Bay's golf course, all of which can easily be arranged with our help. We will direct you to the best people and places (at the best prices) to ensure you get the very most out of your stay in Loreto.

Casa La Playa has deluxe beddings, towels and toiletries, four bicycles and more than 1,000 square feet of outdoor decks with a full fireplace and seating area on the ground floor, a built-in BBQ dining area by the pool, and a palapa-covered outdoor living room on the second floor with gas fireplace and stunning 360-degree views of the sea, islands and mountains.

Minimum stay: four nights. Maximum guests: 6 adults in casa, 9 in casa plus casita combined. Please speak with us about our kids' policy.

More Details

Paula Brook Saltzberg
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Paula Brook Saltzberg

Paula & Shaw are semi-retired creative professionals from Vancouver, Canada. They have built three homes in Loreto, speak Spanish and have deep roots in the community. Their other home is Vancouver, B.C.

Paula Brook Saltzberg purchased this house in 2008

Why Paula Brook Saltzberg chose Colonia Zaragoza

If you want to experience life in this exceptionally friendly town, Casa La Playa is for you. It offers the best of both worlds: security with full-time caretakers in your private beachside estate, a short walk to the town plaza, historic mission, great restaurants and shops.

What makes this house unique

Perfect for visitors who have done the American-style resort vacation and want something really different (with five stars)!


Colonia Zaragoza House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 6 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Max occupancy: 6 adults or 6 adults + 2 children 6-12 yrs. Children over 12 are considered as adults. Children under 6 require Owner's permission.
  • A 7th adult may be added with Owner's permission only. Third bedroom has a double and a queen, tightly accommodating 3.
  • Groups of more than 7 adults (or 6 adults and 2 children) can be accommodated in casa + casita for $200 USD extra per night.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Full vanity, no shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Two sinks, hairdryer and full vanity supplies.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Two sinks, hairdryer and full vanity supplies.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Master ensuite in Casita Verde (next door guesthouse).
  • We do not have bathtubs as they are unsustainable in a desert ecology.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Balcony with sea view, walk-in closet, deluxe ensuite.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , French doors to pool; ensuite; built-in closets and desk.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , Built-in closets, desk, ensuite.
    Casita Verde - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Guest home next door sleeps 2-plus. Ask about rates.
  • The most comfortable arrangement is 2 guests in each bedroom. The casa has only 2 full bathrooms (and 1 half) so we do not recommend more than 6 adults total. One or two young children may be added, with permission of owner. The adjacent guesthouse "Casita Verde" sleeps up to 3 more.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a stick-shift Jeep Wrangler for use around town only (not on the highway) -- you pay gas and accept all liability. Seats 4 to 5. Valid drivers license required. Additional household services are available including catering, extra cleaning, watersport rentals and in-home massage. Talk with owner.


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Luxurious Beachfront Home Sleeps 6, a 15-Minute Walk From Loreto Town Plaza
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 10 days in Loreto in this Casa. Paula and Shaw were very gracious hosts and helped to set up activities for us, Paula even gave me a town tour and took us to the farmers market. We are a family of 4, celebrating my fathers 70th birthday. Everything was perfect. The house is well set up, location is great and view was incredible. Thank you for everything, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kelly! It was a pleasure hosting you and your lovely family in our Loreto home. I look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Bad weather, great place

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Paula and Shaw’s place for 10 days. It was a very beautiful place and Paula was so helpful prior to and during our stay. The wind blew all but two days we were there but we appreciated the beautiful accommodations. We would recommend staying with them. Their place is right on the beach and they have a pool.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan, it was lovely hosting you and your family at Casa La Playa. Too bad you got hit by a run of unusually windy weather. Thanks for being good sports and great guests.
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Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the casa, and it was a really wonderful getaway for the whole family. Paula thought of everything! We are already trying to figure out how to get back to Loreto someday!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd love to host you and your family in Loreto again soon! Please stay in touch.
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Fantastic Home & Wonderful Host!

  • 5 of 5

After searching different towns and potential homes for rent in Mexico our Ladies Trip landed us at the perfect place with the most gracious of hosts, Paula. We LOVED our stay! The home itself is absolutely lovely with all the amenities you would ever need. We felt welcome & Paula went out of her way to take care of every little detail...even things we had not thought of. :-) The town is quaint and low key which we found relaxing and refreshing. Wonderful Experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope to see all of you again -- such a fun bunch of gals!
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We loved this home, the owners, and Loreto!

  • 5 of 5

We knew we wanted to get away to Mexico with our closest friends--but wanted to try something new. We were absolutely blown away by our experience in Loreto in general and with this luxurious home in particular. Loreto is a quaint fishing town with a central square surrounded by shops, restaurants, and vendors of all sorts. The cobble stone streets are tree lined, and late night cafes pop up for an after dinner drink. The harbor is more developed, but still has an authentic feel. We toured remote beaches by boat, ate fresh seafood, and enjoyed the warmth of the people in this community tremendously. Our Spanish is a little rusty--but the locals were very patient and most understood English as a back up.

The home we picked was more than we expected--fully stocked with all you could possibly need to make your stay special. The home features three lovely and large bedrooms, plenty of room for the four of us! A gourmet kitchen with separate dining room anchors the main floor. Flowing corridors, and an intimate living room make for cozy nights curled up with a book. A highlight though is the upstairs fire pit and the crows nest featuring a hammock (perfect for a quick siesta). The pool is gorgeous, and the beach right past the gate is sandy and lovely to walk along.

The best feature of all has to be the owners. They really made our trip unique. They provided guidance every step of the way--from airport shuttles, advise on where to go, where (and what) to eat, to arranging paddle board rentals, to even helping us hire a personal chef to prepare a special birthday meal for the four of us (with delicious cake even).

I highly recommend this home, it is outfitted with every feature and comfort a guest could ask for. It really felt like our home.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, we enjoyed having you as much as you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to hosting all of you again soon at Casa La Playa!
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Perfect beachfront home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We just loved this house, the owners, the location, Loreto.... I could just go on and on. The owner, Paula, was incredibly responsive on all of my questions about the house, the town, and what we should do in Loreto. We booked months in advance and when time came closer, she helped me set up the perfect vacation including where to rent boats, with whom to go fishing, which restaurants serve the best tacos. By the time we arrived I felt like I had a new friend. She and her husband took so much time to acquaint us to the area, even leading us to a restaurant for lunch (we arrived with 3 hungry kids.) Although Paula and her husband flew out the morning after we arrived, we were set to have the best vacation thanks in large part to all the preparation she made for us.

Now about the house, it is recently built, well stocked, and comfortable. We felt right at home. We rented kayaks and paddle boards and went out every morning for a paddle. There are bikes if you choose to use them. The location is right in town so you can hear fishing boats come and go from the beach nearby. We rented boats on two days and HIGHLY recommend it. ONe day we had a boat take us over to Coronado Island and we traveled with an enormous school, herd really!, of dolphins. We saw sealions, rays, pelicans and even blue-footed boobys, then of course there was the white sand of Coronado. So fun! Another day we went fishing and actually caught a couple fish. Fun again!

Loreto itself is a great little town with more good restaurants than we could visit in a week. If you have read this entire review, just go, just rent this house. You want to. It's going to be great. If we manage to go back, and we plan to, I know where we will stay:)

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just loved meeting you and your beautiful family. You are perfect casa guests and classic Loreto lovers -- I know you'll be back! Looking forward to seeing you at Casa La Playa! Next time you come you'll have the use of our new Jeep Wrangler for getting around town.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Loreto International LTO
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
David Duval-designed course at Loreto Bay
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Baja Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many great restaurants in Loreto, easy walk
Nearest Beach
Sea of Cortez on doorstep
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $97.56
Damage Deposit $975.65

Please contact the owner with any questions and to discuss specific accommodations required. The casita is only rented as an additional accommodation for larger groups renting the casa. It is not a separate rental property. Rates are set in CAD due to the location of owner's bank. There will be slight variation in US rate due to exchange fluctuation. The set casa nightly rate is $600 CAD. The casita may be added for additional $250 CAD, plus cleaning fee and additional damage deposit as defined in contract. If you want to bring children under 12, please discuss with owner. The casa is best suited to a maximum of 6 adult guests. Children over 12 are considered as adults. The casita accommodates up to 3 adults. It is wheelchair accessible. Same no-smoking, no-pets policy applies to casita as casa.

Normally the owner personally manages the property and guest services. If the owner is called away from Loreto a professional property manager will take her place, and renters will know in advance who to expect on site at check-in.

* Deposit paid at time of booking is non-refundable. With 30 days' notice of cancellation a credit in the amount of the deposit may be applied to a future rental. This policy is firm due to the limited flights into Loreto. It is very difficult for the owner to fill canceled rentals, with the result that income is lost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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