— What was your inspiration to build Casa Encanto in Todos los Santos?
It’s an hour away from Cabo San Lucas, which can be really hot. But here it’s like a micro climate. It’s never too hot or too cold, it’s the perfect temperature.”
— Casa Encanto living area
— When you bought the land, did you already know what you wanted to do with it?
I liked all those different styles, but decided to do the main room and bedroom only first, adding other rooms later. And I can still add rooms because there’s plenty of space, but four bedrooms is enough for now.
The size and layout of the villa are nice for groups or families renting out the place. They all have their own privacy but are also able to hang out in the main room together.”
— Tell us a bit about the interior design of your vacation villa.
The ‘style’ is just a reflection of my personality. It’s just things I like. I would call it Bohemian chic, if you like. The house was published in a German decoration magazine called Living just last year.
Most of the furniture is built-in. There’s a couch in the living room, the kitchen counter, the beds, all of which are made of cement with custom-made pillows and mattresses on them.”
— Tell us a bit about the hacienda.
The villa was built six years ago and is composed of five different buildings, so every room is a separate building. The main building is a living room, kitchen and dining room under a palapa roof — a palm leaf roof. It has a very high ceiling with a sunken couch and windows all around.
The four bedrooms are all separate. The master has its own private bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower. On a little path further down are two other guest rooms that share a bathroom. One of the rooms has a king-sized bed and the other two queen beds. Then the fourth bedroom sits by the pool. It’s small with a queen-sized bed.
We also have a caretaker at the house. The caretaker manages the property and shows the guests around. He’s also an experienced chef.”
— Casa Encanto terrace
— What other facilities are there at Casa Encanto?
Otherwise, it’s kind of wild with lots of fruit trees. The beach is a 10-minute walk away and is perfect for surfing. There are three other beaches that you can also swim at that are about five minutes to drive to.”
— Pool and bedroom