"My husband and I enjoyed 2 weeks at this casa. We felt a calm sense of home, as we walked through the front door. We like to do our own cooking and found the kitchen adequate for our needs. We appreciated that the BBQ grill was on the same level as the kitchen. We had learned that other accommodations in the complex had the BBQ situated on a second level of the casa which I might have found inconvenient. The large orange tree in the courtyard gave us fresh oranges every morning. The grounds around the complex are lovely with shrubs and flowers. The fish truck that came to the neighbourhood had a great selection of frozen local seafood. In this complex you can be as relaxed or busy as you would choose. This casa came equipped with two mountain bikes which we used daily to explore the neighbourhood, do our grocery shopping, and visit another beach. Although there was a kayak for our use, the weather was fairly windy ( 22C-24C) for our two weeks so we didn't take it out on the water or do any snorkelling as a wet suit would have been the best attire (which we didn't have with us) for the cooler water temperature . There is a golf course nearby, an excursion company within the complex (we went on an extreme hike and then a grey whale watching tour ), a variety of small restaurants in the neighbourhood with different food focuses, pools to enjoy, and of course the beach is steps away from the casa. The uncrowded beach for beach combing and birdwatching/photographing were my favourites. Also an art class at the local boutique store was a great distraction. We loved the large sunny deck off the master suite. It was a perfect spot to read, watch/photograph birds, enjoy my Tai chi practise. Going up and down the stairs to the master suite might be difficult for someone with mobility issues . The demographic of the people we met while we were there, seemed to be 40+, and many people of retirement age (which we are). That said, we did meet people 25ish who were there to golf and do the many excursions offered both on and off the water. The local people were very friendly when we visited the small town of Loreto, a 15-20 min. taxi ride away. Everyone seems to know each other there and we chatted freely with shop owners. Our homeowners were great to answer our many questions and offered great advise on local happenings. We would like to return to the area another time and perhaps a bit later in the season for the different photography opportunities and warmer weather."
Guest: Elaine H.
Date of Stay: January 2016
Review Submitted: February 16, 2016