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Bahia Encantada Elegant Casa Steps to Sea and Hotel

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

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.

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Margaret Kawasaki
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

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 Baja California Sur

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Bahia Encantada Elegant Casa Steps to Sea and Hotel
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Great Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We went down to Loreto to enjoy a long Thanksgiving weekend. The house is perfect for cooking and making drinks at home or close enough to the town of Loreto to enjoy one of the great restaurants. We spent our sunsets up in the viewing tower with homemade guacamole and a margarita, then would head into town for a nice dinner. We took advantage of the fishing, golfing and the beach that is within walking distance. We really enjoyed our stay here and look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, WA

Excellent Location and a Quiet Neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Our comfortable vacation at Bahia Encantada Casa provided the perfect way to relax without a car. We took a taxi to & from the airport, but stayed in Loreto Bay for our entire week. Restaurants are close by with excellent food. We could snorkel from the beach, and Desert & Sea Expeditions picked us up on the beach for a half day tour of Islas Carmen and Danzante. We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your vacation. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Please let us know what would make it a five star to help us improve. We hope you return to visit again. Thank you, Maggi Kawasaki
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Bellingham, WA

Beautiful property - unique and lovely neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Margaret's house is lovely and well maintained. It comes equipped with all the necessary basics and is located very conveniently to both the pools and the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Let us know if we can make it better for you. Come again!
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Santa Barbara

Great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, nicely decorated, spacious, close to bay. Very comfortable and private. We loved it and would return again.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Stay at Loreto Bay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at Loreto Bay! This property is gorgeous. We had everything we needed. The courtyard was a pleasant surprise, much better than anticipated! The townhouse would be perfect for two couples, with two master suites that are completely private! The beach is beautiful and a short walk from the townhouse. This property and surrounding area are meticulously cared for! We love Baja and look forward to returning to Loreto Bay!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary Canada

4 1/2 out of 5 stars - a good choice in Loreto Bay

  • 5 of 5

I'm a very picky traveler who has stayed at many VRBO properties throughout North America and Europe. The Loreto Bay/Loreto area in general is fantastic and this particular property is one of those rare ones that closely match the photos and description. It's always a relief when you arrive to see that the property is as it was advertised. The exception was the bedrooms and bathrooms are a little darker than we expected, but my assumption is they are designed that way to keep out the heat.

Pros: Good location within the development. Clean. Quiet. Beach and pools close by. Well designed and well appointed villa, perfect for 2 couples or a family of 4. The outdoor BBQ was much appreciated and used frequently, but it really needs some outdoor lighting so you can see what you are doing when it gets dark. The 2nd floor patio was great to get some sun on the day or two when it was quite windy on the beach. The kitchen is mostly well appointed. The open air courtyard (and water fountain) is great, as is the mountain views from the viewing tower.

Cons: There were a few minor issues which keep me from rating this property a full 5 out of 5. When we arrived there was very little toilet paper, several lights were burnt out and the toilet in the half bath was not working. These are property management issues which they need to be a bit more on top of after mentioning it the toilet was fixed by our 2nd day. My wife and I are real foodies who prefer to entertain at home instead of eating out and we appreciated that the kitchen is mostly well appointed. The exception is the non-stick pots and pans have definitely seen better days and badly need to be replaced. The fridge was also incredibly loud at times but as you can see I'm getting very, very picky.

Other notes on Loreto Bay: The golf course is a real mixed bag. It's not busy at all, which is great. The front 9 is very disappointing (poor condition and layout) but the back 9 more than makes up for it. If possible do a boat trip out to Coronado island and if you want to eat out in town, Mi Loreto has amazing food at a decent price. One last point.. watch out for the sand flies / no see ums! At the end of our trip I had 60+ bites on the lower half of my body. It was a small price to pay for a great holiday.

Overall we'd gladly consider returning to this property. If you've never been to Loreto Bay, do go, but let's keep it a secret - this is how Mexico should be.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Loreto International Airport (LTO)


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Loreto House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

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cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $79

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Loreto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2108 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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

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