If you are looking for a bigger Loreto Bay village family home that is very well maintained and in a great location, FN-488 may be just the ticket. The most popular of the larger models, the three-bedroom, three-bath Casa Encantada floor plan offers approximately 2,100 square feet for your family or a group of friends vacationing together to spread out. This property has proven desirability for holiday rentals and excellent revenue opportunity. It comes fully furnished and is rental or move-in ready.
The open-concept kitchen, dining, and living room allow family and guests to visit regardless of which room they are in. The galley-style kitchen features lots of granite counter space — a beautiful and hygienic upgrade, and plenty of hardwood cupboards for storing groceries and cooking gear, a rarity in these Loreto Bay village homes. Black and stainless steel appliances include a microwave, electric range, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and a water cooler. Red Mexican Saltillo tiles run throughout the main floor. Just off the living room is a little nook for an office, kids’ playroom, or extra living space.
French doors open from this great room onto a central courtyard where a refreshing circular plunge pool for warm weather or a hot tub in the cooler months awaits. Think of the fun!
Back inside, on the main floor, you’ll find the first of two master bedrooms with a full ensuite featuring double sinks and cheery Mexican Talavera tiles framing the huge mirror and lining the shower. Across the hall is the third bedroom, which can also be used as a study, and a three-piece bathroom with stackable washer/dryer.
An exterior staircase with a decorative wrought-iron railing leads to the second master bedroom with full ensuite, including an oval soaker tub, as well as the piece-de-resistance: a large upper terrace. Outdoor living and entertaining is fine here with comfortable built-in benches sporting designer-made cushions seating eight. Under the shade pergola, grill dinner in the cook center complete with a gas BBQ, a bar sink, a Talavera-tiled countertop and storage cupboards. A dining table for six is romantically lit at night by suspended lights.
Morning coffee is best enjoyed at the cafe table for two tucked under the straight concrete staircase rising to the third-floor viewing tower. Here unobstructed golf course and mountain views unfold, as well Punta Nopolo and glimpses of the Sea of Cortez and its islands, off in the distance. The bar table for two is the perfect place to share “cheers” with a glass of wine as the sun sets over the pink-tinged Sierra de la Giganta Mountains.
Repainted in 2018, the home’s exterior is pleasing neutral vanilla with striking grey trim. An added extra of this casa is the additional storage room for bikes and larger items, with direct access from the sidewalk.
In the heart of the Founders’ neighborhood, it’s just a hop from the large, freeform community pool. The village’s main Paseo with numerous shops and services is just half a block and it’s a short walk, bike, or golf cart ride to the beach and sea.