If you love playing and entertaining in the great outdoors, this is your new Loreto Bay home! This custom Casa Encantada is one-of-a-kind, with a kidney-shaped pool for cooling down on lovely days, lush gardens, and a corner built-in barbecue centre featuring a grill and outdoor kitchen with countertops and storage cupboards extending on both sides of the barbecue. Conveniently serve dinner at the iron dining table with umbrella for six, overlooking the pool, and light the chiminea if the evening is cool.
This lovely three-bedroom, three-bathroom Casa Encantada is in a prime location just steps to the beach and close to the lap pool in the Founders’ neighborhood. At approximately 2,100 square feet, the Encantada is the most popular of the larger Villages of Loreto Bay models (and there aren’t nearly as many three- as two-bedroom homes). The two-level floor plan plus third-level viewing tower means there is plenty of room indoors and out.
When you drive your golf cart through the gate, you’ll step into the front yard of your dreams. This extra-wide lot has a glorious garden, with shady trees like palm and ficus, trailing vines covering the walls and colorful bougainvillea. Hardscaping includes stone pathways and built-in benches.
The entrance to the home features a neat courtyard garden around a large fountain. A little nook on the patio is a nice spot to enjoy the sound of its flowing water. Double French doors open from this central courtyard into the casa, allowing for seamless indoor-outdoor living on nice days. Inside is the open-concept kitchen, dining and living room, with a nook — perhaps for a home office or cozy reading chairs.
The good-sized kitchen features wood blinds, Mexican Talavera tile counters and lots of hardwood cross-hatch cupboards for storage, rare in the Loreto Bay homes. Black appliances include a microwave, electric range, dishwasher, fridge/freezer. Red Mexican Saltillo tiles run throughout the main floor.
The house is beautifully furnished with high-end solid wood pieces, all of which is included.
Down the exterior hallway, you’ll find the first of two master bedrooms with a king bed, desk and wardrobe. Its full ensuite features a round soaking tub, cheery Mexican Talavera double sinks and Talavera tiles accenting the walk-in shower and framing the huge mirror. A window, which opens to an enclosed side yard with climbing vines, lets plenty of natural light in.
Further along, the hall is a sunny partially furnished small room opening into the courtyard, which can be used as a third bedroom, exercise or TV room or office, and a three-piece bathroom.
An exterior staircase with a decorative wrought-iron railing leads to the second master with full ensuite, including a unique large lockable chest and wardrobe. In the master bedroom, a warm terracotta feature wall frames the king’s bed. A large window and full-length French doors opening onto a large Talavera tile terrace stream light into the spacious room.
The private terrace offers fabulous ocean views with a dining table for four under the shaded pergola with a fan that makes this a great spot to entertain or play games on a sunny day.
Further along the exterior corridor, an expansive painted concrete terrace opens before you, where you’ll find two cozy sun chaises under another wooden pergola. Lots of potted trees and plants provide privacy from the neighbors.
Up the spiral staircase to the third-floor viewing tower, another selling feature of this casa awaits — a breathtaking 360-degree view of Punta Nopolo, the Sea of Cortez and Carmen Islands, as well as the colorful Sierra de la Giganta Mountains. Relax and put your feet up with a sundowner at the end of the day around the tile table with chairs and ottomans.
HOA $376.80 USD / Property taxes $4,976.09