4 Bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 powder rooms, 1 outdoor shower; sleeps 12-14)
- english, Basic Spanish
About Kate Mack
Kate and Charles live and work in Orange County in California; we have always lived near the water and enjoy most water-oriented activities. We have a son and a daughter, both of whom are married; we have 4 young granddaughters and 1 grandson. Filling Casa Torotes with our large extended family and many water-loving friends is a dream come true for us.
Kate Mack purchased this House in 2001
Why Kate Mack chose La Ribera
We took a vacation at Rancho Leonero in 1997 and loved the area. We bought our property, built our house and had it ready for occupancy by July 2001...this was long before there was a Costco or Home Depot in Cabo San Lucas! The 2 hour flight from Orange County makes it a breeze to get to the house and sink into the easy rhythms of life on the Sea of Cortez.
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Gorgeous house on a quiet beautiful beach
This was a fantastic place for our family to spend Christmas! The house was in great shape and provided everything we could ask for - we didn't even need to buy water!! We cooked a lot and the kitchen was awesome in size and stocked well for feeding a large group. The beach was quiet and provided hours of beach combing and endless sand play for the kids. Overall the weather was beautiful altho cooler than I would have expected. The house provided a great many spots for people to spend time alone and to get out of the wind if desired. Bring sweatshirts!! The area is off the beaten path which was just what we wanted. La Ribera is tiny but we found a couple of good eats and basic groceries there. We will come back!! Thanks Kate for a wonderful time and sharing your house with us!
Walked into the home and all we could say was WOW!
Very comfortable for our family of 6 adults and 2 small children. Wonderful beach and area. We will be back!
Great location, great property, nice and quiet, well managed.
If we decide to visit this area again we will be sure to try and book this location first.
We enjoyed our stay immensely. What a gem of a beachfront house! Would come back in a heartbeat and hope to be able to someday soon.
Beautiful off-the-grid beachfront property!
Our family has been coming to BCS for years, Casa Torotes is the ONLY place to stay. The home is large & well stocked with everything you might need to feel relaxed and comfortable. Secluded beaches, good fishing & great weather will keep us coming back!
Perfect House Party on the East Cape!
The week we spent at Casa Torotes was the most restful I can remember. From walks on the beach to snorkeling and sunset dinners at nearby restaurants, we fell into an easy rhythm of seaside activity, camaraderie and, for example, reading on porch chaise longues that naturally led to the best siestas.
We learned to stand on paddle boards (aka ‘SUP’), and move about the warm, calm waters that are 30 feet of beautiful beach from the Casa’s porch. This skill that had eluded us before our visit. By the end, though, we could pretty smoothly paddle about, as shown in photos we insisted our friends take of us.
Living at Casa Torotes with 2 other couples, I can attest to its spacious, cool spaces that afforded each of us privacy and, when wanted, promoted conversation and interaction with our friends. If you don’t already know how to make a margarita, I can assure you that it’s easy to learn from the posted ‘house recipe’. Note: Fresh limes, cheese, crackers, etc are available a short drive away in the village of La Ribera.
Important Foodie Info … The Casa has a fully equipped gourmet kitchen for cooking and entertaining, right down to the espresso and drip coffee machines. Wonderful local restaurants are within a 5-minute drive. Note: They also delivered right to our seashore vista.
One adventure … I’d never driven an ATV (nor frankly had I ever thought of doing so), but it’s actually easy, and one of us was a good teacher. So when we wanted to go snorkeling I drove the ATV 3-4 minutes down the beach to a wonderful spot. Did I mention my wife sat behind me, holding on tighter than she has in years (something we’ve laughed a lot about since). Once settled, we waded a short way, then lost track of time floating and watching, and following myriad schools of colorful fish.
One cool experience: Late one afternoon on the porch, over margaritas, we started seeing the occasional manta ray leaping out of the water. It turns out that our late April visit coincided with the their mating season, and that’s what they do. What an extraordinary sight, rays leaping several feet above the water and landing with a loud splash. And we had front row seats.
No way did we get around to doing everything available. We didn’t make it, for example, to the secret waterfall. We hope to that (and a lot of relaxing) soon, when we next stay at Casa Torotes.
Kayaks, beach chairs, umbrellas, and water toys are available for use by our guests