This cheerful three-bedroom, three-bathroom custom home is constructed utilizing natural elements found right here in Loreto Bay, like seashells and stones smoothed by the sea. Located just one home off the beach, next to the lap pool, access to the Sea of Cortez is a breeze for easily pursuing your favorite maritime activities like paddling and swimming, sunning or beach strolling.
You can also enjoy the sea view and the sound of lapping waves from two comfortable sun loungers in your third-level viewing tower, accessed by a spiral staircase with a vine-wrapped handrail. Four arches capped with black Mexican Cantera stone are windows to the area’s natural wonders. The vista that unfolds is spectacular. Craggy Punta Nopolo, as well as Coronado and Carmen islands rise from the sea. Turning, the 360-degree panorama continues with a sweeping view of the Sierra de la Giganta Mountains and striking sunsets. It is, simply, beautiful.
Downstairs, after cocktails, a great al fresco entertaining space awaits you and your guests. Cream-colored travertine tiles cover the terrace, broken by a freestyle river stone pattern and border. A lovely travertine and black Cantera tile, quarter-circle built-in corner table features a quarter-sun pattern. It’s the perfect spot to sip a drink while gazing at the ocean or to dine outdoors on warm Loreto nights.
Nearby, the al fresco chef’s kitchen, tucked under a wooden shade pergola, is ready for you to cook up a storm. Viking grill, a bar sink and fridge, plenty of storage cupboards and a stone serving counter. All over the terrace, lots of large plants in pottery pots add plenty of greenery and bright flowers to the hardscape, as do the vines trailing over the pergola.
Around the corner is the perfect place to entertain and to read — a cozy outdoor living room shaded by a slatted wood pergola. It is supported by wooden pillars around which thick petrified vines wrap-around. A comfortable, L-shaped resin wicker-look sofa with lime cushions and striped throw pillows face the outdoor fireplace. It is one of two; the other is indoors in the main floor living room. In addition, there is a fire pit on this second-level terrace covered over with tile. Gas lines are plumbed to all three for easy hookup.
Just off the outdoor living room is the master bedroom. Four French doors with pleated shades (that can be raised from the bottom or the top) open to a Juliet balcony with a fabulous view of the sea and Coronado Island.
The master ensuite is a work of art. It features two stone walls crafted by hand with rocks collected from the beach, and floor-to-ceiling travertine tile work and a sink inset in the granite countertop. An octagonal seashell collection mirror finishes the “we are in Loreto” look.
Down the stairs, colorful walls and artwork are the hallmark of the main floor rooms. Glass French doors open from the outdoor courtyard into an open concept living, dining, and kitchen space. All have Saltillo tile floors with a river stone trim.
The living room is anchored by a floor-to-ceiling flagstone wall. The remaining walls are painted a warm lemon yellow, with a mint-colored fireplace with an artistic tile trim in place of a mantel. Comfortably watch the flatscreen TV mounted above from one of the three leather love-seats clustered in a conversation circle.
The warm terracotta open kitchen/dining room features granite countertops and an island for additional counter space, dual sinks, lots of cupboards for storage, and stainless appliances including a gas cooktop. Sliding French doors open to the courtyard.
A door on the other side opens to an enclosed outdoor “secret garden” with a spotlit crying wall feature. With the door open, from bed one hears the water trickling and sees it gently flowing down the wall, as well as smells the fragrant flowering bougainvillaea.
Two windows in the second bedroom, painted in warm mandarin and mustard, let plenty of light in. It has a queen bed with an upholstered headboard, open storage cubicles, and an extra-large leather chair. The ensuite features a corner walk-in shower with rectangular insets of tri-colored accent tiles.
The inviting front entrance has custom solid wood doors, framed by black Cantera and a heavy iron lamp. Around the corner is the golf cart garage with ramp, one of the few in Founders’ neighborhood you can easily drive a golf cart into. There is also a turnaround for parking the golf cart which was built to accommodate this casa.
Other items to note include:
- The master bedroom can be enlarged, if so desired. Twenty-five per cent of the footprint is permissible; the current master takes 19 per cent. This is roughly equal to the size of the outdoor living room.
- The viewing tower can be expanded. It is allowed to be 15 per cent of the footprint but only nine per cent is currently used.
- The clay roofing tiles of the viewing tower are screwed in to minimize wind damage.
The house is centrally located, close to shops and dining. It comes complete with furniture and housewares.
Ready to take a tour? Located in Loreto Bay, Momentum Realty is a full-service, dedicated team of real estate professionals including myself, Tracy, as well as highly knowledgeable agents. Our team works every day and are experts in the transfer process, as well as bank trusts. Call me and I’d love to walk you through this move-in ready property before it’s gone! Call +52 (613) 105-4397 (from Canada or the U.S. dial 011 first) or email [email protected]