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Loreto Bay Charmer - Free Kayaks, bikes! Steps from the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

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1,600 sq feet of beautifully furnished and appointed rooms, 300 feet to the beach. We have a single and a double kayaks for our guests to use. right out in front is some of the best kayaking in all of Loreto! In addition, our entire deck, not just a portion,faces the Sea of Cortez. This villa has one of the best locations other than being right on the beach. 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 two keyless entrances - one from the beach and one from that leads to the Paseo; each entrance leads into a private outdoor courtyard and garden. 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. The interior courtyard right outside the dining and living area has a fountain which serves a fantastic spot to have coffee and breakfast in the morning. Three sets of French doors open up to the interior courtyard from the dining room and living room area. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms and living room and remote control air conditioning/heat throughout. Upstairs bedroom suite is furnished with a luxury king size bed and has a beautiful view of the Sierra de la Giganta Mountain range and a view of the Sea of Cortez. Downstairs includes separate master bedroom suite also with a king size bed, a LARGE bathroom with a hand laid tile dual sink vanity counter top, step in shower, comode and large double door closet in lieu of the soaking tub. Upstairs master bath and bedroom suite has deep soaking tub with french windows that open up looking towards the sea of cortez, beautiful tile dual sink vanity counter tops, step in shower, comode. The upstairs bedroom opens up to large veranda/deck facing ocean with an amazing view of the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range. Upstairs deck has a lanai with a cook center, sink and built-in gas barbecue.

Downstairs includes gourmet kitchen with all stainless steel appliances including fridg/freezer, microwave, stove/oven, blender. toaster, coffeemaker, juicer, cooking and eating utensils, cutlery, glassware, dishes etc. 'I put attentional to detail when it comes to supplying my kitchen, we even made sure there were champagne glasses' said the owners. Kithen has a talavera tile bar that opens up to the dining room and living room with open beam ceiling. It is a great entertaining space. The Villa also has a washer and dryer, and landcaped interior patio with a fountain. 'We hope you will enjoy our villa as much as we do!'

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Cambria Dotterer
Member since: 2008
Speaks spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2018

About Cambria Dotterer

As an exchange student in Loreto in the 1970's, Mrs. Dotterer fell in love with Loreto and never forgot her experience with this quaint little mexican village on the Sea of Cortez. When Mr. and Mrs. Dotterer heard about the opportunity to purchase this type of property on one of the most picturesque beaches in baja, they couldn't get there fast enough. 'We had a great time on our first trip 'back' and left as proud and VERY excited home owners of our precious villa by the Sea of Cortez in Loreto.' The couple lives in San Diego so we usually drive to Loreto and take long vacations (3-4 weeks) at least twice a year. 'We have made amazing friends who are homeowners in Loreto like us from the U.S. and Canada and also with local 'Loretanos'. We love the beach and ocean so Loreto could not be more perfect for a beautiful getaway without the crowds of a typical tourist destination in Mexico. We hope you enjoy your stay in Loreto as much as we do!'

Cambria Dotterer purchased this house in 2007

Why Cambria Dotterer chose Loreto Municipality

We feel very safe here and the beach is the the best beach in Loreto with a quite and protected cove for swimming and snorkeling along with a great estuary for kayaking. Loreto Bay is backed dropped by the Sierra de la Giganta Mountain range that is litteraly your backdrop view. It is so beautiful with the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. The Beach is right out in front so there are just beautifully landscaped walk ways and no traffic to pass through. We are far enough away from town for peace and quite and near enough for a quick dash into town for a little sight seeing or visiting one of our favorite restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Our villa is in a fully secure development right on the beach. We have 24 hour security walking the premises. They are very friendly and most know us by name. We are away from the businesses of Downtown Loreto yet can get there in 5-10 minutes by car. In our little community there is a great beach front cafe with pool side service, a wine bar (Wine Cellar at Nopolo), tequila bar, great coffee house and cafe with smoothies and fresh juices, golf course with a fabulous restaurant - All within walking distance of no more than 5-10 minutes at the max! We even have our own local band, the 'Los Beach Dogs'. Strolling along the Paseo be sure to stop in to the artisan boutiques, or have enjoy a massage, take a yoga class or opt for a wood fired pizza and a beer or a glass of wine at Cafe Macchiato. In addition there is daily palapa usage, kayak and snorkel usage right out in front- what more could you ask for? oh - and there is Loreto's only championship 18 hole golf course, which is beautiful and has many holes right on the water!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved staying at your beautifully decorated home. I came back with so many photos of the "village" to show everyone. The last day we spent looking at others with a realtor, but with the exception of one, we liked your home the best. Ran into a woman from Canada who stayed in your home last year. She also raved about it. This time they chose a larger home on the golf course because her group golfs. Every place I go to in February has the worst weather ever. Loreto was perfect for us! There are two new additions to the village: an organic store with fresh vegetables and fruits, fish, shrimp, meats and chickens. We cooked shrimp almost every night and had their chickens. Very good prices. His wife is next door with massage and nail spa. Also, a cafe called Corazon that serves great coffee, sandwiches and pastries. Wonderful selection of reading material while you sit there. One place that we enjoyed besides the golf restaurant was the smaller one called Bajaja. It is situated next to the pool off the golf course. Very good service and good breakfast and lunches.

This was the most relaxing vacation my husband has ever had. We saw the whales, drove up to the mission, kayaked, swam each day and explored the town and the neighboring beaches a bit. Thank you for making our stay so easy and comfortable.
Feb 2012
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Loreto Municipality, Baja

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both Bathrooms are very spacious and have double sink vanities with large mirror, separate commode with door, and beautiful large mexican tiled shower. The downstairs bathroom has a large closet with a safe and the upstairs bathroom has a large soaking tub in lieu of the closet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (2) One King bed in each bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) there is a twin size daybed in the living room that serves as a sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Boat Rental for fishing and Diving Tours. Please call to discuss details.


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Loreto Bay Charmer - Free Kayaks, bikes! Steps from the Beach
average rating of 4.6571426 based on 37 reviews

Lovely resort villa

  • 5 of 5

Visited in the quiet month of September so we had the area pretty much to ourselves. This villa has a nice layout with bedroom on the first floor and a master suite on second that has an outdoor patio with built in BBQ. It has pretty much everything you need to enjoy a relaxing time away from it all. The two pools are nice and there were 3 bicycles to ride back and forth. The local property management and security staff are super friendly and helpful. Cambria, the owner, was also really helpful in providing knowledge of the area and coordinating anything we needed done.

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and so glad to hear you enjoyed our villa in Loreto Bay. We sincerely home to see you and your guest to accommodate you in the future! Kindest Regards, Cambria Dotterer Owner
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Vashon Island, WA

Convenient, used the 3 bikes often, Jorge at the beach was a great help.

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped unit, great for 4, a bit dark inside. Used fans and Instead of air conditioning. So close to the sandy beach and snorkeling, kayaking, swimming.

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambria has a beautiful, fantastic casa in Nopolo!

  • 5 of 5

It is a very nice property, close to the beach, pools & restaurants.

  • Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed our casa and time in Loreto. Hope to have you and your friends and family back soon!
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Beautiful villa and location, but certainly not as advertised

  • 2 of 5

We were really pleased with the villa and location, but were really disappointed that it did not live up to how it was advertised on VRBO. Our entire reason for purchasing this villa over all the others in Nopolo is because the ad states "free kayaks and bikes". We arrived to see that there were three bikes which was great as there were three in our family staying there. However, one was unusable as the innertube was missing. Then, half way through our two week visit, Cambria, the owner, removed the two working bikes without telling us. We thought we had been broken into and were obviously really upset. When asked about it, Cambria stated that there were supposed to be 4-5 bikes there, when I told here there wasn't, she said she'd work on returning our bikes but never did. She did however fix the one bike, but one bike for three people obviously did not work. Additionally, she never apologized for coming into the villa unannounced when we were not there and removing the bikes and frightening us.

The kayaks are free which was great, but completely relied on Jorge, the guy who runs the kayak shop, being there. He often did not show up until well after his "10am start time", and when cloudy (but calm and therefore perfect for kayaking), he did not show up at all. So, we were only able to to kayak twice out of our 14 days there.

We are a really active family and expected, due to the fact that this villa was advertised as such, to be able to kayak and bike everyday, so the fact that this was falsified is the rationale for our 2 star rating.

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and so glad you enjoyed our casa. We do have two beach cruisers for our guests to use which were are in the casa and in good condition upon our guests arrival. As mentioned in correspondence we have a little storage area for our other bikes and use these bikes for our other rentals and guests to use. Flat tires are fairly common unfortunately with the area. We do stay on top of it and can usually get a tire fixed within the hour if reported. As our onsite property manager can be there within minutes. We do not keep kayaks in the house. Our kayaks are at the kayak shack on the beach. Jorge the attendant that has been there for years takes very good care of them for us and gets them ready for our guests. We have them there as a convenience for our guests so they do not have to carry them, the paddles, and seats back and forth from the beach as they are heavy and can be a bit awkward to deal with, rinse off sand etc. Jorge does a great job for us and we very much appreciate his assistance. Jorge's Kayak shack is a great place to hang out on the beach and there have been many beach parties late into the afternoon there. Good times! He does get to the shack around 10ish in the morning, and can always make arrangements with guests to have the kayaks and paddles available if needed earlier in the morning. Guests just need to let him know the day before. Thank you again for your comments as we take all of our comments very seriously as we are always striving to make our guests more comfortable. Safe Travels- Cambria
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Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Loreto Bay.. we loved it....

  • 4 of 5

We will definitely go back to Loreto Bay. FN 184 is centrally located. Easy access to beach, restaurants, biking, golf and more. The people are super friendly. We loved having access to the kayaks and bikes. We would have liked a place with a view of the water but we knew this one didn't before booking. Bahia, the management company was quick to respond with any issues we had. We rented a car for the week but felt we really didn't need one the full time.

  • Submitted: 8-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you kind words and so glad you enjoyed your time in Loreto Bay!
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  • 2 of 5

The village here is extremely well maintained, saw more workers than tourists! Lol

The house is cute, but VERY dark, always felt like we were in a dungeon

The free kayaks, never materialized. Jorge, the guy to see for kayaks, who has a little palapa on the beach was MIA

We went everyday day, several times a day and never found him. We did not get to kayak😖򕠊Had to call someone as water was dripping from upstairs bathroom into lower bathroom. Not new, as there is damage on ceiling where water has been dripping for a long time!

On a positive note, beds were comfy, area here is very nice!

  • Submitted: 4-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There was a small leak in the upstairs bathroom that since has been fixed. Thank you for reporting this. We have rented our house out for years and sometimes things break and need to be repaired. We have onsite property managers that respond to any issue within minutes. They are the best! We do have two kayaks (a double and single) that our guests enjoy very much. They are located at the kayak shack on the beach - yes it is a shack and we love hanging out there with the attendant and good friend of ours, Jorge. He is usually there between 10am and 4pm or 5pm depending on the weather and amount of people. If guests would like to go kayaking earlier in the morning, Jorge will make arrangements for paddles and seats the night before. Our living room, Dining room and kitchen have two large overhead lights (Ceiling Fan with four lights) and a large wrought iron chandelier in the dining room with a dimmer switch because it can be too bright. We also have 2 pendant lights over the bar, counter top lighting under the kitchen cupboards and and overhead light in the kitchen along with a large window and three huge french doors that line the living room and dining area wall looking out onto the private outdoor courtyard with a little fountain. In addition to a table lamp also in the living room. Thank you for your comments as we always strive to make our casa more comfortable for our guests.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Loreto International Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Wine Cellar at Nopolo
Nearest Golf
Loreto Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Nopolo Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nopolo Point
Nearest Point of Interest
three cliff side tee boxes
Nearest Point of Interest
Puerto Escondido
Nearest Point of Interest
Tabor Canyon
Nearest Point of Interest
Juncalito Beach
Car: recommended

We are located in Loreto Bay which is about 8 miles south of downtown Loreto. The setting is very peaceful with fountains and landscaped walkways. Lush vegetation with lots of trees and flowers. Our casa is set about 300 feet from the beach- just a 30 second walk out the front door and you are on the beach. There is a kayak shack where you can rent kayaks (we have two for our guests to use at no extra charge) and snorkel gear. you can also charter a boat to go to the islands for a day of snorkeling or fishing. On the South end of the beach there are Palapas and lounge chairs for daily use at no charge. you can order snacks from the pool bar/cafe or bring your own. There is a beautiful ocean front 18 hole championship golf course that surrounds an estuary full of wildlife. You can also check out my restaurant recommendations on our blog called LoretoLiving(dot)com and our other properties at LoretoParadiseProperties(dot)com.

Thank you for your interest in our property for your vacation and we look forward to accommodating you and your guests in Loreto!

Saludos, Dwight and Cambria Dotterer


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Loreto Municipality, Baja

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 5 2018 - Oct 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$109.52
Damage Deposit C$193.28

As of January 1, 2014, Mexico increased their sales tax to 16%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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