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Just steps away from the cafes and shops

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Extra-Large Terrace And A Viewing Tower.

This is no ordinary rental. This lovely casa in the Founders Neighborhood is our cherished second home. Every item and furnishing was carefully chosen for aesthetics as well as comfort. We love our location right on the Paseo--steps away from street parking and the cafes (we love the new-urbanism pedestrian concept, but who wants to lug groceries through the villa?) The extra large terrace and viewing tower allows even more space for spreading out and soaking up the charming views of the village with its pleasing Spanish architecture, and the breathtaking views of the Sierra Giganta mountains. You will not be disappointed.


Property Manager
Kelli L McDill
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Kelli L McDill

We are a family from Kansas City who went looking for adventure. We actually spent time living in Loreto Bay with our young daughter. We have wonderful stories to cherish of our time there. For us, Loreto Bay is a place like no other, a place to step out of one's normal life and recharge. We always return to the states refreshed and silly with 'serene attitude.'

Kelli L McDill purchased this villa in 2005

Why Kelli L McDill chose Loreto Municipality

Baja Caifornia always appealed to us for its untamed status as well as its natural beauty. Going there is like going back in time. It is absolutely safe--we would never bring our daughter to an unsafe location. The local people are gracious and kind. We run into the most interesting people as the location attracts like-minded individuals who appreciate raw, rough beauty, an ocean teaming with marine life, old-world architecture, physical activity, and no mind to status, acquisitions, pampering. This is where you come to fall away from stress.

What makes this villa unique

Any village 'Chica' is similar to all others. They are all lovely. We favor ours for its easy location to the street. We don't feel too isolated from the heart of the village which is basically the center of the Paseo. We also were able to add amenities not found in all other chicas like custom closets, an extra large terrace, and a 3rd storey tower structure which allows for spectacular viewing.

Please note that a portion of the building along streetside is a actually a commercial space. It is occupied by a tour guide and only open during daytime hours. However the rooftop terrace and pergola you see in the photos are ours.

Amenities

Loreto Municipality Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Downstairs bath has a custom closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Both bedrooms have a good quality king mattresses, two nightstands and a dresser. Upstairs bedroom also has desk/hutch and tv armoire and a closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Just steps away from the cafes and shops
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
2

Some Disappointments!!

  • 2 of 5

My husband and I have rented a number of villas in Loreto Bay and we were very disappointed with interior of this villa. However, the location and upper outdoor patio was FABULOUS. The bed linens on the upper floor were pilled and the seams were coming apart; the wash clothes were so thin you could see through them and very frayed. We actually asked the home-tender whether the wash cloths were for our use or for cleaning. A mat in front of the sink in the upstairs ensuite was stained and the mat did not look like it was washable. Speaking of ensuite sinks, there is only ONE sink in each ensuite!!

Some of the cutlery looked like it had been put away without being washed; it was food encrusted, as were some of the dishes. One glass had lipstick marks on it. The general level of cleanliness and amenities was not to our standard; we believe the owner has some responsibility for this. For example, I would not have heavy blankets on the couch and chair in the living area because I'm sure the cleaning staff has not been instructed to wash them after every guest.

I believe it is common practice for a villa at this price point to provide a safe for the guest's valuables. We did find a safe but it was locked and unavailable for our use. The ad stated television was included. In reality, a television was provided but there was no television signal available from cable, satellite or Apple TV. The only option was to view DVD's on one TV monitor only . The other monitors did not work, likely because the batteries in the remotes were dead. My husband expected to be able to at least watch the news. And he was appalled at the condition of the remote controls. He doubts they have ever been cleaned - we know this happens at many establishments but that doesn't make it any more acceptable.

I feel very badly about providing this negative feedback but I rely on others' feedback when I rent and I want to ensure that others can rely on mine. Again, I will repeat that the location is excellent and the upper floor outdoor space is very nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for a frank assessment. I will work with our property manager to see that these issues are resolved. No one want to feel bothered by little annoyances while on vacation.
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5

Tranquilo!

  • 5 of 5

Great neighborhood & property. Close to beach and walking distance to neighborhood restaurants. House was decorated nicely with authentic Mexican flair. Big patio/deck to lounge around. Wish there was a shuttle or bus service to downtown Loreto.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Whitefish Montana
4

Loreto Bay is a quaint well keep area

  • 4 of 5

The property was exactly like what was shown in the photos. The large patio area was nice for relaxing with a book. We had some water leaking from the ceiling in the upstairs bathroom while it was raining. The bathtub was great. The location was very convenient. My only issue was the condition of the grout on the kitchen counter. I am a homeowner in Mexico & have spent a fair amount of time cleaning & sealing our own kitchen counter. We spent a lot of time at the golf course playing & at the restaurant. Loreto Bay does get very windy. Blustery winds come in & make it difficult to be outside. That gave us time for movies & more reading. I would stay at this location again. But, I doubt I'll visit Loreto Bay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Billings, MT
5

A wonderful place to relax & recover from each day's adventures

  • 5 of 5

Loreto Bay is a great place to stay with easy & quick access to the town of Loreto while enjoying the amenities of a resort style community. Loved the access to the beach & pools and the quiet at night. The FirstContact hosts were helpful, but not always available. Glad we had wi-fi. The decor, furnishings, books & games, etc were perfect for us. Since recycling is required in the community a 3 part garbage would be helpful. If/when we go to Loreto again would enjoy staying here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the house. Super comfortable beds, pillows, towels, etc.

Conveniently located right by the coffee shop and lap pool.

The on site management team was super responsive to all our needs.

We could not have been happier.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are happy you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Casa Ficus

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay in Loreto Bay! Close to everything, we especially appreciated the properties proximity to the El Corazon coffee house, a half a block away. We did have minor issues with the remote controls for the two dvd players, neither one worked, but we survived.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Loreto
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
The Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
0.05 Miles
Loreto Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Highway 1 Mexico
Nearest Restaurant
El Cardon
Nearest Beach
Loreto Bay
Car: recommended

For a taste of local culture head in the town of Loreto, just 10 minutes north of Loreto Bay. There you will find plenty of restaurants, curios shops, a town plaza, old mission, banks and ATM, marina, and oceanside walkway. There are many other activities and sites to see that range from scenic drives, to boat excursions, and magnificant canyon hikes.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping entry/exit $100

Deposits are non-refundable. Most of our guests book months in advance so I feel it is important to secure booking while interest is high. We strongly suggest you procure traveler's insurance. We also advise that you make any flight arrangements far in advance to secure availability and best pricing. We recommend the following website for more information about Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance Coverage: [Click here for allianztravelinsurance.com]

Regarding the service fee charged by VRBO: Travelers pay the service fee by credit card when paying through the secure HomeAway checkout process. The service fee is only charged to the card once the booking has been accepted. The service fee is calculated on a sliding scale of 4% to 9% of the rental amount, excluding the deposit or taxes. The service fee only applies to the cost of the rental and will not exceed $499.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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