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Loreto Bay Villa, 3 BR, 3 Baths, Sleeps Six, 'Casa Maria'

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 3-6)

Casa Maria is in a fully secure development right near the beach. We have 24 hour security. We are away from the business of Downtown Loreto yet can get there in 5-10 minutes by car. There is a great beach front cafe with pool side service, daily palapa usage, kayak and snorkel usage right out in front- what more could you ask for? There is also Loreto's only championship 18 hole golf course. Take your golf clubs and walk to the Clubhouse for a round of golf at the Troon championship golf course, designed by David Duval. Our guests have special green fees and you have no RESORT FEE.

The casa was newly constructed in 2007. It is 2100 sq feet, including beautifully appointed rooms with a fully landscaped interior courtyard with a fountain. It is available for rentals for 3 night minimums, or by the week or month(s).The casa is 800 feet to the beach and about 500 feet from the community pool. Our entire casa faces the West towards the mountains with a golf course and water view.

Access to all resort amenities including pools, bar and cafe, palapa usage, poolside lounge chairs, kayaks, snorkel gear, championship 18 hole golf course, and tennis club.

The home has three keyless entrances into the home and courtyard. Exquisite details such as handcrafted Saltillo tile flooring, top of the line cabinetry with hand forged iron detailing, towel bars, artisan wooden french doors and windows. French doors open up to the interior courtyard from the dining and living room area. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms and living room and remote control air conditioning/heat are present throughout.

A 32 inch flat screen is in the common area and each bedroom is equipped with 27 inch flat screen TV's, clock radios, and phones.

Upstairs bedroom suite is furnished with a luxury king size bed and has a beautiful view of the Sierra de la Giganta Mountain. It has a large adjacent bathroom with a separate Mexican tiled shower, toilet, a full size soaker tub and two hand painted sinks along with a large double vanity and mirror.

Downstairs includes 2 large bedroom suites with comfortable queen beds with adjacent tiled bathrooms and step in showers.

Upstairs deck has a lanai with a cook center, sink built-in gas barbecue, 3 lounge chairs, patio seating with 4 chairs under the ramada shading. It is great for the sunset club.

The viewing tower, accessed via a spiral staircase, is on the 3rd level. It has equipaje furniture with a spectacular 360 degree view. It is a great spot to read, relax, and enjoy breezes.

Downstairs includes a spotless kitchen with all appliances including fridg/freezer, microwave, stove/oven, blender, toaster, coffeemaker, cooking and eating utensils, cutlery, glassware, dishes etc. The kitchen has a talavera tile bar that opens up to the dining room and living room with open beam ceiling. The dining area has a large table that seats 6. It is a great entertaining space.

The Villa also has a stacked washer and dryer.

Walk 5 minutes to the Loreto Bay Inn Resort, where you will have peaceful surroundings with easy access to all amenities. Walk down to the beautiful private 3 mile sandy beach, and lounge on the chairs below the Palapas, or snorkel or kayak in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. There are rental facilites right on the beachfront.

The Inn has 2 pools, a bar poolside restaurant, and a dining room restaurant, which you can enjoy while renting the casa. There is kayaking, windsurfing, and snorkelling.

There is a tennis club a few minutes away. Ask about the local activities at Bahia Management on the Paseo and they will assist in making this a very enjoyable holiday.

You may wish to take a trip to the Mission of San Javier high up in the mountains behind Loreto.

You may enjoy cooking a meal or having all your meals at the Inn, or going into the quaint historic fishing town of Loreto for shopping, great dining, nightlife and sight-seeing. There are many restaurants, grocery stores, banks, rental car agencies and cabs available. The Town of Loreto is about 10 minutes away by car and has a long seawall along which there are numerous restaurants and bars.

Loreto is in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, catering mostly to travelers, with frequent flights arriving at Loreto International Airport. Many of the Tourists enjoy fishing in “pangas”. Local restaurants will even prepare the daily catch of the tourists. Loreto has an excellent museum alongside the active historic Mission.

Enjoy this quiet Casa location tucked away in the wonderful Loreto Bay Resort situated at the base of the stunning Sierra de la Giganta mountains, on the water’s edge of the Sea of Cortez. This can be your home away from home to come visit, relax, to enjoy the sun and the surf amidst the friendly local culture.


Keywords: 'Casa' attached to other beautifully appointed homes in the Founder's Neighborhood of Loreto Bay

More Details

Property Manager
Colleen Murphy
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About Colleen Murphy

A health care provider who moved to Alaska in 1987. Learned french when it should have been spanish in retrospect! An avid hiker, kayaker, swimmer and skiier.

Colleen Murphy purchased this house in 2005

Why Colleen Murphy chose Loreto Municipality

I choose Loreto because of its extraordinary beauty (a mix of Arizona and Hawaii), it's terrific community, and uncommon serenity. Alaska whales even like it. They birth their babies in the warm waters!

What makes this house unique

Beauty, peace, simplicity, safety, and travel value.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Loreto Municipality in Baja California Sur

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , 2 sinks
  • Beautiful handcrafted tiling throughout
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Adjacent bathroom & shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Adjacent bathroom, 2 sinks, soaking tub, & shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , adjacent bathroom & shower
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1) Incredibly comfortable beds Each room equipped with flat screen TV
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A beautiful location, truly restful, not overdeveloped like other Mexican resorts. The Milky Way is stunning!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Loreto Bay Villa, 3 BR, 3 Baths, Sleeps Six, 'Casa Maria'
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Everything was as described.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, each room is self contained.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Famliy Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Arranging the rental with the property owner was fast an easy. The property is shown as-is and suited our needs quite well. The property management company on-site was easy to deal with. There is 24-7 private security around the entire complex. Everyone we met was (whether working staff, local or tourist) hospitable and friendly throughout our entire stay. ACs did a great job of keeping the all of the rooms cool; however, we were blessed with great weather. The morning and evening temps with nice cool breezes off the sea couldn't get any better.

Overall, Loreto itself is a beautiful place with beautiful people. We never felt unsafe while visiting town or traveling to other tourist spots. I do recommend renting a car to make it easier getting around. Driving here posed no problem. There is only 1 street light in town.

Restaurants on site and in town offer superb food and really great prices. The Wine Cellar was our favorite while staying at the rental (3-4 minute walk). Mi Loreto, Mita Gourmet, Mezzaluna, Clam Shack, and El Rey Del Taco are must trys. We also brought some groceries at the Ley Express where the locals go. The Farmers Market on Sunday was a great place to pick up some fresh veggies and fruits too.

In summary, this was an extremely relaxing vacation enhanced by a beautiful property in a spectacular location. The people of Loreto are like the cherry on top. Again, my family had an exceptional vacation. I sincerely hope Loreto never becomes like Cabo, Cancun, Ixtapa or any of the other mega tourist trap places. It's perfect the way it is.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome - will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Colleen’s casa in Loreto Bay exceeded our expectations and we will be back. The interior is spacious and well appointed and kitchen stocked with stainless steel cookware. The garden, including a fountain and expansive patio space on three levels added to our staying comfort and restful experience. The short walk to the beach was always fun and interesting - the landscaping (a mix of lush sub-tropical and desert plants) along the walkways between the various residences never ceased to impress us. We loved the beach area that offered plenty of shade, a long sandy shore towards the north and the pool bar/restaurant in close proximity. A few hundred yards from the sandy beach towards the south east there is a rocky point and we spent a lot of time snorkeling and fishing in that spot. The water temperature was a very comfortable 78F (late May/early June). We rented kayaks during two days of our stay to explore the interesting coast line south of the rocky point and caught a lot of trigger fish from the kayaks. What really surprised us was that we shared the beach with only a handful of people during our stay which just enhanced the “getting away from it all” nature of our trip. Options to enjoy breakfast at the resort were pretty good - at the hotel and also at El Corazon which was our favorite breakfast location during the trip. For dinner we caught a cab to the town of Loreto most evenings (300pesos before tip) and just followed yelp/TripAdvisor recommendations and were never disappointed. Dinner was about one third to a half cheaper than in the US. We felt very safe strolling around the town of loreto at night time and never encountered a beggar, pandhandler or homeless person. We also did two deep sea fishing trips with Abraham on his panga and caught plenty of yellowtail and red snapper. Abraham collected us at the beach at Loreto Bay so there was no need to catch an early morning cab to the marina in town to start our fishing expeditions. We picked loreto bay over Loreto “proper” because we felt the beach and snorkeling experience there would be better and never regretted our choice. One last recommendation- we caught a cab one day to enjoy lunch at the clam shack 5 miles south of the resort and had a marvelous time enjoying fresh clams and fish right on the beach. We hope to be back in October again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value!

  • 4 of 5

First of all, if you've never been to Loreto Bay, just GO. It is stunning. Every home available for rent is worth it as the place is gorgeous. We've rented homes there a number of times and have watched the development grow. Colleen's house is one of the largest designs and sits on a large lot, open on three sides. It's on the less desirable Golf course side (verses beach side), but we're talking four minutes to the beach instead of two. The price per night is phenomenal, averaging 30% less than comparable (and smaller) properties. Here's what to remember: Consumables are not supplied. What was left by the previous renters will be what you have (less what was taken by the cleaning staff). We had to buy toilet paper, hand, dish, laundry and dishwasher soap as there was none in the unit. Even the salt and pepper were empty. There are a limited number of drinking glasses and plates. On the plus side? You're saving $50/day so go into town and buy what you need! We drove up from Cabo and loaded up at Costco before arriving. And another thing, as with many of the original Loreto Bay units, DO NOT use all three showers at once! The drain system for the house cannot handle any combination of three things: Dishwasher and two showers, Laundry washer, dishwasher and one shower etc. The water will start to pool at your feet in the shower. You will have to stop immediately and wait for the drains to clear. Again, not a big deal but probably caused by years of renters putting things down the toilet they shouldn't have.

This house is a fantastic value, and Loreto Bay is breathtakingly beautiful. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

Thanks Colleen for another fantastic week in Paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Casa!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed at Casa Maria for 3 weeks. We have been to Loreto before but this was the first time we stayed in this casa. Everything was clean and in good working order. Casa is very close to the store, coffee shop, restaurants, pools and the beach. We had a couple minor maintenance issues in the beginning of our stay and they were taken care of ASAP by the property manager. The only thing I would like to see added is some lighting by the bbq for cooking dinners. Otherwise it was a fantastic place to stay at and we will rent it again for our next trip. No complaints on this rental at all!! Thank you...Joe & Amy

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for the money.

  • 4 of 5

This was our 4th time staying in Loreto Bay, but the first time in this particular home. There were a couple of issues (air conditioner, television, & plumbing), but they were dealt with in a very timely fashion. Thank you Colleen and Dahir! There were only 4 of us, so the home was extremely spacious, comfortable, and well equipped. In the future I will choose a home a little closer to the pool, but that's just a personal choice (I'm a bit of a pool psycho). Overall, this house fit our needs perfectly:)

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: FYI: There were 3 issues during the guest stay, all of which were promptly addressed by my property manager Dahir. This is what he described: 1.) The capacitor of one of 4 air conditioners burned out and required replacement, 2.) Plumbing backed up due to excess paper products flushed, 3.) One of 4 televisions lost the signal. The telecommunication provider was called to re-set the system. Have no fear, Casa Marie awaits your visit and is well maintained. She undergoes systematic inspections. See you soon. Colleen Murphy
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Loreto International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Local Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
World class golf course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Paseo restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Across the Paseo


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £84.98

Additional $110.00 for housekeeping fee at checkout.
Payment may be divided in 2-3 installments depending on date of reservation & length.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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