Ten-year-old Casa Dos is built on a half-acre of land over three lots. The sellers are the original owners, who lovingly designed and built the home and extra-large garage, the tidy yard and the beautiful gardens, including many fruit trees.
Bright bougainvillea drapes the front yard fence and gate, from which a flagstone sidewalk leads to the arched entranceway of the white-trimmed terracotta casa. To the left is a walled front patio with dining table and chairs, the perfect spot for enjoying morning coffee or breakfast.
Upon entering the single-level, three-bedroom, two-bath custom bungalow is the bright and comfortable living room with a 15-foot ceiling and feature cupola with fan. Glass blocks inset high on the walls, as well as glass pot lights, provide plenty of light to make the space bright day and night. Sliding doors to the front open to the morning patio, while sliding doors to the back open to the yard. On fine days, allow the outdoors in, joining the patios and living area to create one large entertainment space.
Stepping through the rear sliding doors, a large pool invitingly beckons one to swim lengths or take a refreshing dip on a hot Loreto day. A retractable shade awning keeps the pool cool during the summer. A cleaning robot is included.
After your swim, rinse off in the outdoor shower trimmed in Mexican Talavera tile with a flower motif. The end of the pool is draped by six tied white drapes, providing a pleasing backdrop and separation from the garden. A navy glazed tile feature wall with double decorative insets of a Mexican calla lily vendor is a stunner. Nearby is the carbon Nexgrill for barbecuing on lovely evenings. The entire pool surround and patio is tiled in easy to clean Mexican Cantera stone.
From the patio, neat gravel pathways wind through a colorful garden brimming with luxuriant vegetation like olive, lychee, red grapefruit, orange, papaya, pomegranate and guayaba fruit trees. A container garden grows lemon grass and artichokes and two screened-in raised beds with drip irrigation are ideal for planting a variety of fresh organic vegetables.
The detached attached double garage with beautifully stained hardwood doors with black trim and a high ceiling which has room for a large boat and your vehicle, bicycles and toys. Custom storage racks hold kayaks, paddleboards and all associated gear. A kick-out at the rear of the garage makes a handy workshop and provides lots of storage. The laundry room next door has a gas ((or is it propane hot-water tank with a full-size washer/dryer. The water system includes a 300 gallon cistern with pressurized distribution, a filter and UV water treatment. An exterior staircase leads to the garage roof, where a shade pergola could be added. It is plumbed for water and wired for electricity.
Back indoors, an archway from the living room opens to the spacious and bright kitchen and dining room with granite countertops and an eating bar for two. It features solid tropical tornillo wood cabinets with melamine pullout drawers, both of which are termite resistant. Stainless steel appliances include a gas range, a less-than-a-year-old fridge and a new dishwasher.
Beyond the living room is a hallway leading to three bedrooms. The large master suite includes a queen-size bed, huge walk-in closet and a television, as well as an ensuite with a single sink and a walk-in shower with a river stone floor and Talavera tile accents. A door leads directly to the pool patio.
The second bedroom features a double bed with an iron bedstead, head- and footboard, and lots of storage space, as well as a nook perfect for a desk or a sewing machine.
Bedroom three is currently used as an office. The showstopper is an elaborately carved wooden desk from La Paz, which is truly a work of art (included). For extra guests or an afternoon nap, there’s a daybed.
These two bedrooms share a full bath with a large jetted soaker tub and two sinks trimmed in Talavera, topped by an authentic decorative metallic Mexican mirror.
Baked ceramic Saltillo floors run throughout the interior and all air-conditioning units both heat and cool.
As for security, the local police circle Nopolo, three times daily and the informal homeowner’s group (called NAP) have instituted a new neighborhood watch. The house has video surveillance that includes two cameras in the backyard, a doorbell and motion camera in front and an intrusion alarm, all of which can be accessed and monitored from your cell.
This home is ideally located in the lovely landscaped and close-knit neighborhood of quiet and almost traffic-free Nopolo. On Wednesday, a farmer’s market is held nearby at El Porton. The public boat launch is also close-by. The social and international Nopolo community, with 35 to 40 homes, hosts an annual pig roast and full moon bonfires on the beach.
It’s not far from Loreto Bay where you can dine at Gastroteca A Z U L or Pedro’s and shop at Pan Que Pan Bakery, James’ Organic Vegetables, Pedro’s and Modelorama, among other restaurants, shops, and services.
For $100/month, a gardener takes great care of the yard, gardens and the swimming pool, as well as the home when the owners are away.
Updated on February 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Three-Lot Home With Pool & Flourishing Gardens
Three-Lot Home With Pool & Flourishing Gardens