Casa Laret is a magnificent 3600 square foot home including separate guest casita located within the gated residential community of Rancho Leonero on the East Cape of Baja California Sur,Mexico. Located on a small ocean front bluff Casa Laret has unsurpassed, spectacular180 degree views of the tranquil warm waters of the Sea of Cortez from the two 600 square foot ocean terraces.
The king master suite and two queen guest suites in the main house are comfortably appointed, each with their own bath and panoramic views of sparkling azure waters and glorious sunrises. Each bedroom suite opens onto an expansive ocean terrace through double wide sliding glass doors which allow the tropical ocean breezes to pass throughout the rooms and house. Both the upper and lower terraces have a 180 degree sweeping view reaching from the quaint town ofLos Barilleslocated 5 miles to the north down to the small fishingvillageofLa Riberalocated 4 miles to the south. A small cool off pool is located on the lower terraces right outside the guest suites.
The spacious living and dining areas are served by a fully equipped, gourmet kitchen with center island and granite counters in traditional rustic style. The kitchen contains a full stove/oven, microwave, full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, blender, juicer, coffeemaker and coffee grinder in addition to a full set of dishes, glasses, silverware, cooking utensils, pots/pans and basic spices. A separate freezer is located in the laundry area to accommodate the fisherman who wants to bring home a cooler full of their frozen catch.
Serve afternoon lemonade or an evening margarita from the outside terrace bar. Grill your catch of the day on the gas BBQ located in the covered courtyard which joins the main house and guest casita. If you choose to simply relax without the distraction of cooking, your meals can be professionally prepared by a local cook for an additional charge.
There are plenty of great restaurants nearby. Whether you are hungry for local cuisine or want to grab a hamburger and watch a game in a local sports bar, you can find what you are looking for in the nearby town ofLos Barilleslocated a short 15 minute drive from the house. The town also has a variety of stores including a couple of fully stocked grocery stores, bakeries, health food store, ice cream and candy store, not to mention some great stores to find gifts of all kinds.
Your days at Casa Laret can be whiled away walking on the miles of secluded white sand beaches collecting shells and sea glass or dipping into the warm ocean waters for a quick swim. You can kayak, snorkel, shore fish, or wind surf on the water right in front of the house. Away from the water side of the house lies the desert with great hiking and nature walks. TheEast Capeis known for its world class fishing. You can arrange for local captains and boats to take you out on the ocean for a day of sport fishing for tuna, marlin, sailfish, dorado and rooster fish. Schools of dolphin, turtles, flying fish and even a whale or two are often an added thrill on your fishing trip.
Pack a picnic lunch and explore theEast Cape. Take a short day trip to nearby Cabo Pulmo marine reserve for some world famous snorkeling or deep sea diving. Visit the bird and wildlife sanctuary just minutes down the beach to the south. Pack up the family and spend the day at the water park located about an hour’s drive away, a fun filled day of water slides, pools and food. Or just spend the day on one of the terrace couches reading a book and taking a siesta. Baja has something to offer for everyone!
After a hard day of fun in the Baja sun, rinse off the salt and sand in the outside shower and then take a quick dip in the cool off pool located on the lower terrace.
The cooling ocean breezes and covered terraces provide adequate comfort from the Baja sun most days however each room has a ceiling fan and a separate A/C unit for those extra warm days.
For your convenience light housekeeping is provided twice a week (unless you opt not to have it) and the grounds are professionally maintained at no additional charge. You can arrange to have more frequent housekeeping for an additional charge. All bed and bath linens, beach towels, beach chairs, sand umbrellas, two kayaks and an ice chest are provided for your use during your stay.
A 42” HDTV screen and DVD player are located in the great room. There is a small library of movies or bring your own movies with you. A CD player with IPod docking station is provided so you can enjoy you favorite music throughout the main floor and terraces.
Wireless, high speed internet is provided for your laptop or tablet as well as a Vonage phone line offering free calls to theUSAandCanada. (computer not included)
No need to worry about extra luggage on the airlines as there is a full size washer and dryer to handle all your laundry needs during your stay. The separate 400 square foot guest casita, located off the large, covered courtyard complete with patio furniture is an ideal place for a nanny, mother-in-law or the teenager who needs their own space. The air conditioned casita includes a refrigerator, coffee pot and fully equipped kitchen with stove top and microwave. A couch futon opens to a comfortable queen size bed and a chair futon opens to a twin bed so the casita comfortably sleeps three. The casita patio is ideal for those who want to spend a few quiet moments out of the sun and away from the crowd.
You will find that your vacation time at Casa Laret will unfortunately come to an end much too soon. But don’t despair as you can return again and again to this little slice of paradise on theSeaofCortezinBaja CaliforniaSur.