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Family Beach House with 3 Master Suites

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

Casa Torotes is located on the sand of one of the most pristine beaches on the Sea of Cortez. The town of La Ribera and our beach, Playa Colorada, are still relatively off the beaten track and 2 hours from the bright lights of Cabo San Lucas. The serenity of the coastline is so captivating that time seems to slow down, and each day melts lazily into the one before. Casa Torotes can be many things: a multi-family retreat, a romantic getaway, or a fishing lodge for you and your friends.

Our home can easily accommodate 3 families. We have 3 master suites with bathrooms, featuring double sinks and walk-in showers. There is also a 'dorm room' for overflow guests. Casa Torotes also features hand-painted walls, a laundry room, a large fully equipped modern kitchen, an outdoor barbecue, a spacious dining room with seating for 12, breakfast room, day room and living room. There are 2 fireplaces in the house, as well as an outdoor fireplace. A sunny courtyard and charming cantera stone fountain complete the picture in this delightful home. Extra housekeeping services and cooking can be arranged in advance

In Baja every day brings new opportunities and adventure is at your fingertips; this can include a trip to a once secret waterfall or hot springs in the mountains, kayaking or snorkeling off Punta Colorada or down at Cabo Pulmo, surfing at Todos Santos, or kite-surfing and windsurfing in Los Barriles. However, for many of our guests, the appeal of our home is simply enjoying life by the sea and doing nothing all day except taking a walk on the beach, soaking up the sun, floating in the sea and enjoying a good book.

For the fisherman, our home is situated on one of the most enviable locations on the Sea of Cortez; the famous Roosterfish Alley runs right out front! Every summer fishermen arrive from all over the world to take on the mighty Roosterfish, one of the most notorious fighters in the fish world. These fish are caught not only by boat, but also by fly casting from shore. Each morning the fishing fleets from Los Barriles and Rancho Leonero motor near our home to deep sea fishing locations off the coast to hunt marlin, dorado, tuna, wahoo, amberjack, grouper, snapper, triggerfish, pompano and more. If you wish, you can arrange to have one of these sportfishing boats pick you up directly in front of the house or at the marina in town. Our strategic location on the sandy shore makes beach pick ups and drop offs a breeze. Offer your captain a beer or two and he may agree to clean your fish for no extra charge!

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Kate Mack
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, Basic Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Kate Mack

Kate and Charles live and work in Orange County in California; we have always lived near the water and enjoy most water-oriented activities. We have a son and a daughter, both of whom are married; we have 3 young granddaughters. Filling Casa Torotes with our large extended family and many water-loving friends is a dream come true for us.

Kate Mack purchased this house in 2001

Why Kate Mack chose Baja California Sur

We took a vacation at Rancho Leonero in 1997 and loved the area. We bought our property, built our house and had it ready for occupancy by July 2000...this was long before there was a Costco or Home Depot in Cabo San Lucas! The 2 hour flight from Orange County makes it a breeze to get to the house and sink into the easy rhythms of life on the Sea of Cortez.


La Ribera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • Walk-in tile showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twins can be combined into a king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (8) 4 regular twins and 4 trundle bed twins, Child Beds (1), Pack N Play (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioning in bedrooms


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Family Beach House with 3 Master Suites
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
San Francisco, California

A perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Torotes was the perfect vacation: sparkling tropical water, miles of beach to explore, a spacious and beautiful house, and lots of other adventures to pursue in the area! Lovingly decorated with vibrant colors and locally crafted furniture and accessories, the house offers an amazing range of comfortable spaces to be together – or alone – whatever the weather or mood. The property and house are so extensive and well designed that a large group can easily gather for a meal or relaxing together or individuals can wander off to quiet spots either inside or out for some moments on their own. Our group of three couples enjoyed candlelit dinners on the front patio watching the spectacular sunsets and listening to the background music of the waves, as well as quiet suppers in the fountain courtyard when the wind picked up. The very well equipped kitchen – even a choice of cupcake tins for a birthday! – provided the cooks among us with everything needed to serve up delicious meals and snacks. For supplies, a short excursion to the friendly local markets in the village of La Ribera yielded nearly all we needed. Another day we headed to the bigger town of Los Barriles for a quick visit to the supermarket and an alfresco lunch at a local restaurant. We also treated ourselves to a scrumptious Mexican feast lovingly prepared and delivered by Eren, the property manager. Local activities include hiking to a waterfall, exploring the desert by all-terrain vehicle, deep-sea fishing, sea kayaking and other boating adventures, snorkeling, windsurfing or kite surfing, and shopping in Los Barriles. It’s also fun to explore the surrounding Baja countryside that still feels like Mexico and is as yet untouched by rows of resort hotels and the mass tourism of Cabo. My husband and I were most happy, though, wandering for miles down the nearly empty beach, swimming multiple times a day in the warm aqua waters of the Sea of Cortez, reading (and napping) in the shade on the rustic porch, and coming together with friends to squeeze the fresh limes for an evening margarita and start on that evening’s dinner preparations. We’re already thinking about a big family gathering there – can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week long stay here. As the title states, the house is everything you could ask for and more. It is secluded enough to give you privacy but close enough to town that you can make a quick drive. The layout of the house is absolutely perfect for large groups. The rooms are set off on the far wing of the house so ppl can go to bed early or sleep in and not be disturbed by the rest of the group. The house is well equipped to meet all your cooking needs. There is a large table on the outdoor patio facing the water. It was amazing to sit there and enjoy dinner with friends while watching the sunset over the mountains surrounding Los Barriles. The home owners were extremely helpful with answering questions prior to the trip and I felt extremely comfortable with the location and what I was receiving for my money. Honestly, the house setup could not be anymore perfect. The local housekeeper was also fantastic. She arranged transportation to and from the airport for our group. She answered any questions we had while there and arranged a local cook to deliver food two nights while we were there. I highly suggest you take advantage of this. We had enough food for two days and it was fabulous! I'm hoping to make two trips to Baja next year and will be booking this house if it is available. One with my parents and extended family and another with friends. We caught large snapper right off the beach! If you have a large group or multiple families on the trip, this is the house for you. The house is amazing, I cannot say enough about it. The views are incredible. If you have never been to this area, you will not want to leave. Both the owners and the local house keeper is extremely nice and helpful. I would suggest this house to anyone who is not looking for " in town Cabo type experience." You will fall in love with the place.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Lake, Minnesota

One week was not enough!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation at Casa Torotes last week was such a blessing for our relaxation...beautiful views...long walks on the beach...kayaking...sunrises...ATV adventures...snorkeling in Cabo Pulmo...great swimming...hiking to flat top at sunrise...tacos at El Viejo in Los Barriles...and so much more! The owners provided us with detailed information about the house from the first e-mail inquiry and were very organized throughout the whole rental process. We have rented on VRBO several times and this has been one of our best experiences. The property manager, Eren, was delightful and delivered an amazing authentic Mexican dinner the first night for a reasonable price. The house was even better than we expected and had everything we needed. We loved it!

Thank you K&C!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spacious, well-equipped Home on Lovely Quiet Beach

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 12 day stay here with our 4 grown children and significant others and had a wonderful time. Directly on a beautiful beach facing the Sea of Cortez with very little development for miles around. When El Norte blows, there is a large sheltered area to enjoy at the south side of the house. The local village had virtually all the groceries and supplies we needed. A couple of good restaurants within 10 minutes and some good local day trips. Los Barilles was 25 minutes away for easy kite boarding launches.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true gem on Sea of Cortez!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have had the pleasure of staying at Casa Torotes several times over the years and consider it our very favorite place to travel. The casa itself is a beautiful, spacious, and locally designed property that can accommodate many different "types" of vacations. It has served us as a romantic getaway (honeymoon in fact); a fishing, paddle boarding, and mango margarita drinking adventure; and most recently a relaxing trip with our new baby. The lounge chairs on the veranda of Casa Torotes provide breathtaking views to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez that are unrivaled to many other places across the globe.

We have always felt very safe and well taken care of at the casa, largely due to the attentive care of the owners and property management staff. They are well versed in what the land and sea can offer in this part of Baja and happy to help connect you to those amenities so that you can get the very most out of your time there.

The town, La Ribera, is a quaint fishing village with the feel of an untouched Baja California Sur that provides a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. There is one or two of everything you might need in the small town (grocery stores, tortillaria, pharmacia, restaurant, gas station, tire shop, tackle shop, etc).

You can utilize Casa Torotes as a launching place for daytime adventures in surrounding regions such as the Santiago Foothill Spas (39km), Los Barriles (30km), San Bartolo (47km), or Hotel Rancho Leonaro (8.5km); or you can simply relax and enjoy the beautiful casa-- no need to go anywhere!

We cannot say enough about our time spent at Casa Torotes (if you read the guest book at the home you will hear the same sentiments from all its visitors), only that it is truly one of Bajas best kept secrets. You will leave refreshed, relaxed, and eagerly planning your next trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA, USA


  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Torotes since its creation some 14 years ago. We can NEVER get back soon enough. This place is absolute relaxation. From the fabulous little fishing village of La Ribera filled with all sorts of well stocked markets and warm locals, tiny eateries and tortillarias, to the burning hues in nearly every sunrise and sunset. This place holds plenty for all ages. The home is thoughtfully designed, tastefully furnished and has a great kitchen for cooking, many lounging and dining areas a stones throw from the Sea of Cortez and a large courtyard on the back side of the house planted with cheerful bougainvillea. At this retreat in La Ribera, one can be as connected or disconnected as they wish... The english speaking local property manager, as well as the owners are swiftly responsive and available to answer any question. This is THE vacation in "Cabo" or Baja one seeks but never gets. Free of obnoxious drunk tourists and big "all inclusive" hotels/resorts. Im telling you, this is the place, totally unspoiled!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose del Cabo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
La Vista Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Mexico Hwy. 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
La Vista
Nearest Beach
In front of the house
Car: necessary

Kayaks, beach chairs, umbrellas, and water toys are available for use by our guests


Rates & Availability

La Ribera House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mar 15 2018 - Jul 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2018 - Jan 7 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

You may arrive and leave at any time during the days that you have reserved. You will need a car to get around the area. We have a property manager who is available to help you solve any problems that arise. We have a Spanish-speaking caretaker on-site about every other day for outside maintenance. We have 3 kayaks available for your use.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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