Lovely Three-Bedroom Home in Loreto, Baja Fishing Village
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Loreto bungalow description
Relax in a quiet, friendly community within a small Mexican fishing village on the edge of the Sea of Cortez.
Casa #3 Loreto is an excellent family retreat. The home is very comfortable and fully equipped for your stay. Upper and lower bedrooms have king beds and adjoining bathrooms. The loft bedroom located over the kitchen area has two twin beds that can be can be made into a king bed. The balcony adjacent to the loft bedroom has a large table and four chairs and is our favorite spot to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sun set. Other features of Casa #3 Loreto include a water filtration system that purifies 100% of the water to the house to ensure safe drinking water and ice from the freezer for drinks. Our large fountain on the fully tiled patio provides a refreshing background sound as well as an attractive birdbath for the many local birds. The hummingbird feeders in the back yard are a big hit with the local hummingbirds. Our local property manager is available to provide assistance as needed and is easily reachable on the phone in the house. Please use the link below to see many more photos and learn more details about Casa #3 Loreto.
Our home is one of eighteen homes in Club El Palmar II. The central feature of this gated community is the 5-foot deep swimming pool with its crystal clear water in the center of the “U-shaped” complex and is about ten steps from the front door of Casa #3 Loreto. Please note that there is no lifeguard at this pool so parents must keep a close eye on their children. The pool is the gathering spot in Club El Palmar II where you can meet your neighbors and learn more about the area and interesting things to do while visiting Loreto. The residents and guests are generally English speaking, very friendly, and are eager to share their knowledge of the town.
Loreto is a quaint Mexican fishing village on the Sea of Cortez (or Gulf of California if you prefer). The locals are EXTREMELY friendly and polite to all visitors. Tourism is the only industry in the region and visitors are made to feel very welcome. There is no crime, panhandling, drugs or violence, and the town is quite clean. Most of the streets are paved but some of the side streets have not yet been paved. The town is family-oriented and so the few nightspots are pretty tame.
From Club El Palmar II to the central shopping area near the Loreto Mission is a short three-block walk. In addition to shopping, Loreto offers excellent restaurants, and cafes. The most prominent landmark in Loreto is the Mission, built 1697, and is the first mission in all of California and remains in use today. Next to the Mission is a small museum that is worth visiting. From the Mission to the Malicon is about a four-block walk. The Malicon is a street next to the seawall and runs the length of the central portion of town. The marina is at the north end of the Malicon and is where you will go to meet the panga fishing boat and Captain if you arrange to take a fishing trip. By the way, the panga fishermen will clean the fish for you and just about any restaurant in town will cook your fish to order for a very reasonable price. A web search of Loreto BCS Mexico will result in many informative web sites.
THINGS TO DO
Fishing in Loreto is world-class. Although there are marlin and other bill fish in the waters, fin fish like Dorado (Mahi) and Yellowtail Tuna are generally the preferred catch. Other activities in the area include swimming, snorkeling, sea kayaking, horseback riding and sightseeing. Charter a private cruise on the luxury yacht EL DON to one of the many secluded beaches on any of the local islands like Isla Coronado, Isla Carmen, Isla Danzante, and many others. Multi-day private charters are also available. Otherwise, contact the Inn at Loreto Bay or the Mision Hotel in Loreto to see what activities they may be offering.
Loreto has a convenient international airport only five miles from town. Alaska Airlines offer non-stop one hour and 45 minutes flights from Los Angles International Airport (LAX) four days per week. In general, the easiest and most direct way to reach Loreto for the central and eastern portions of the US is to fly to LAX, spend the night near the airport, and then take a direct flight the next day from LAX to Loreto. Loreto can also be reached by car. The drive takes about eighteen hours from San Diego along scenic Highway 1. About ten hours after crossing the border you reach the town of Guerreo Negro. This is a good place to stop for the night and make the balance of the trip the following day. It is wise to drive during daylight hours since farm animals frequently stray onto the highway in remote areas at night. Additionally, having two adults awake while driving improves safety. Check with your insurance carrier about coverage for driving in Mexico. Otherwise, contact Vagabundos Del Mar for temporary auto insurance.
Keywords: House in Gated Complex
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
- Ceiling fans throughout the house.
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet:
- Broadband Access:
- Free Long Distance:
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Medical Services
- Deepsea Fishing
- Whale Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
My wife and I were very disappointed with the overall condition of this house. Upstairs shower did not drain well and smelled of sewer regularly. The entire house was filthy from the blackened fridge handle (which we scrubbed clean) to the 1/4 inch of soot on the light fixtures, to the telephone and TV remotes, disgusting. Cooking gear basically on the kitchen floors in cupboards looked as though it hadn't been used in years. One third of the light bulbs were burned out. Storage areas with years and years of dust. Thatch roof - yes thatch roof - had holes all over and cobwebs hanging everywhere. Drapery was dirty, hairy as was the bedding. The upstairs bathroom sink had disgusting hair caught in the drain which we looked at daily. The bedding and mattresses were substandard for the price - we felt we were robbed. To make it worse our "contact" person was belligerent and made the excuse "what do you expect for Mexico" which we found extremely offensive. We cancelled our 2nd week there and requested to be let out of the first week but the owner refused. In summary, we would not recommend this place nor would we recommend VRBO as they are not checking to see that things are accurately reflected. Surely their should have been a review that reflected the true state of affairs. Given the other wealth of wonderful accommodation in Loreto for less money, we would never do this again. This home requires a complete overhaul.
- Guest Marc G.
- Date of stay 01/07/14
- Review Submitted 01/29/14
Manager response: This review is the first negative review our property has ever received in over ten years of rentals. This couple wanted to cancel the day they arrived claiming the house was filthy. I offered to have our house cleaners return to the house the next day so they could supervise the cleaning and ensure that everything was cleaned to their satisfaction. They declined that offer. I suspect they enjoyed the hotel where they were staying at that time and were looking for a way out of our agreement. They were angry when I refused to cancel their reservation although the cancellation policy is clearly stated in their Rental Agreement. I had turned down a number of other interested renters but I did release them from their rental for the second week. The renters before them loved our home and others have told us that our Property Manager is quite effective and helpful. The burnt out light bulbs have been replaced and the cooking equipment is fine. The roof is actually a palapa roof constructed with fronds from local palm trees like all the other homes in our development and many of the houses in Loreto. I admit the roof is beginning to show signs of age. A few of our neighbors have replaced their roofs recently and I expect we will have to do the same as well in the future.
Our family stayed in Casa # 3 for 3 nights. It is the perfect size for a family of 6. The house is comfortable, nicely furnished, and well-located. There is a great backyard with large tables and lounge chairs and a fountain, and a really nice balcony upstairs. We also enjoyed the pool right in front of the house.
- Guest Gwyn1 (-)
- Date of stay 03/22/10
- Review Submitted 03/22/10
We chartered the El Don for a week of cruising the Sea of Cortez. We fished, snorkeled, and explored every day and stayed in beautiful coves every night. What a GREAT crew! Unfortunately, Hurricane Norbert came and crashed out party. We had to disembark two days early. The owner, Gary Noland, and his crew did everything to make our remaining time unspoiled. We stayed in Casa 3 for four nights. A very nice cottage, fully equiped and comfortable, with a lovely back yard. When the storm passed we enjoyed walking and shopping in town and dining with our new friends from the El Don. We will definitly be back to visit and explore the things we couldn't see due to the weather. I strongly suggest trip insurance when cruising or traveling, especially during or on the fringes of hurricane season. We had purchased trip insurance, and upon arriving home we submitted a claim for our lost days on the yacht and were reimbursed.
- Guest Lynn Barendt (San Juan Capistrano, CA)
- Date of stay 11/24/08
- Review Submitted 11/24/08
Spent a week at Casa #3 and loved every second of it, beautiful well cared for and equipped house. Great town with friendly people and good food. Would return again. Owners and manager in Loreto great people and great communicators.
- Guest Steve182 (Chilliwack, BC)
- Date of stay 04/22/08
- Review Submitted 04/22/08
Wonderful, charming, spacious cottage in the historic fishing village of Loreto. We loved this vacation! The cottage kitchen was well equipped, the beds as comfortable as my expensive mattress at home - I slept fantastic after enjoying the best made-from- scratch Mexican food in town. Numerous authentic Mexican places to eat a short walk away in town. This casa has a great location to easily walk to the marina and historic district in town. We enjoyed the pool just steps from the front of the cottage. We also enjoyed shopping at the various markets and again were able to walk easily to every desired destination. We rented a jeep one day to explore the interesting and beautiful surrounding area. Also rented the EL DON for three nights - fantastic! Gary Noland, owner was informative and organized - cottage clean, keys ready upon arrival! Hope to enjoy a vacation there again soon.
- Guest Sandra Bierling (Colorado Springs, CO)
- Date of stay 04/01/08
- Review Submitted 04/01/08
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 26 - May 31, 2014
5 night min stay
Jun 1 - Oct 1, 2014
5 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
- Taxes Not included
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Year Purchased: 2000
About: Gary & Mel Noland have offered Casa #3 Loreto as a rental property since 2004. Many families have enjoyed staying in our home and learning about the Mexican culture in Baja.
Friendly people and easy connections by air with the US were the main reasons we selected Loreto to purchase a second home. The Sea of Cortez with its extensive marine life is wonderful for fishing or for enjoying aboard our yacht EL DON.
The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
The relaxed pace of life, great food and wonderful weather and some of the nicest features of a vacation in Loreto. Since we have a home there, we have made many wonderful friends who make returning to Loreto just that much more special for us on every visit.
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Casa #3 Loreto in Club El Palmar II
Tiled patio with large picnic table, lounge chairs, beautiful fountain, Bar-B-Q
Classic luxury yacht EL DON waiting for your private charter
Fountain on the patio provides pleasing background sound
Sunset from the balcony of Casa #3
Kitchen, Dining Room and Loft and door to the Balcony
Loreto Mission - First in California
Isla Coronado near Loreto
Hummingbird feeder attracts attention from male bird
A beautiful cove on Isla Danzante
Having lunch at Oasis Hotel with a great view of Bahia de Loreto
Landing a large bull Dorado
Spacious bedroom with King bed, large closet, drawers under bed, full tiled bath
Swimming Pool is only steps away from front door - View from Living Room
Swimming Pool at Club El Palmar II
Balcony for watching the sunset in comfort
Beautiful flowers around our home
Second Bedroom, stairs and ceiling fans
Malicon - Road along the water of the Loreto Bay
Fully equipped kitchen for your convenience
Deserted beach on Isla Danzante
Shrimp for hors d'oeuvres while watching the evening news on TV
Cross Wall on balcony
Picnic table on back patio
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