LA PALOMA: VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT: $2.25 million USD

Within sight and sound of the Pacific, this 1.75 hectare Ranchito (4.32 acres) is a private hideaway just minutes from Todos Santos Centro. Lovingly developed over 15 years, with many rare species of exotic plants, it is a lush and tropical microzone in the middle of a desert.

Casa Paloma has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a separate media room, and gracious indoor and outdoor living areas. The kitchen is a veritable gourmet's delight, with coved ceiling. The house boasts 9 antique Mexican doors, the inspiration for the unique hacienda-like design. The home opens onto numerous patios and terrazas, from which to enjoy the many landscaped private settings.

There is a large garage that includes a work area with sink, space for 2 vehicles, 2 mechanical storage rooms and a worker's half bathroom. Adjacent to the irrigation storage pond is a palapa-covered caretaker's cottage. La Paloma's considerable size and beauty is like a personal 4.3 acre park.

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Through the coconut palm courtyard is a private guest house, a smaller version of the main house.  This hide-away provides 1 bedroom with fireplace, a full bath and kitchen, and features a living room with a second fireplace, an office with a walk-in closet and 5 additional antique Mexican doors. The bamboo shaded terrace off the bedroom is perfect for an afternoon siesta or sunset cocktails.

Recent sightings on the property include a young eagle, a family of owls, quail, and great white egrets, all stopping in for water at this organic oasis with ejido water rights. Three 120 year old mango trees line the irrigation canal, while numerous species of mature bamboo grow and are harvested for fencing and shade producing material. The main home and it's guest house sit comfortably overlooking the many gardens and raised beds brimming with organic greens and vegetables, framing lovely views of the ocean.