Casa Xochitl (pronounced 'szocheel')...a desert oasis near the Sea of Cortez
Winn & Dan, relocated from the Pacific Northwest in 2017, co-host this peaceful retreat-like villa in an authentic Mexican neighborhood. It's a secure/safe, reasonably quiet and beautiful setting graced by a brick arches, palms, colorful bougainvilleas and a grand laurel, the centerpiece of the courtyard.
Beyond is a flagstone patio area featuring a fish pond water feature. Birds of many descriptions come to the waterfall to drink and bathe, particularly in the mornings. Further back is another large table under a long palapa roof. This is a favorite gathering spot for guests as a more informal drinking/dining area featuring a well-supplied kitchenette. It's, also often used as a work space for travelers needing to stay connected.
A cactus rock-garden off the "formal" (yet informal - it's Mexico!) dining area has a water feature enjoyed by hummingbirds and other feathered friends whose nests reside in the garden's plants.
The Bay of La Paz, purple desert mountains beyond and the city lights can be viewed from the multi-level rooftop above the front dining area; It features many native plants, multiple separate seating areas and a large hammock. It's a great spot to catch the first warming rays of the sunrise while sipping coffee, feel the afternoon breezes, and capture some of the most colorful sunsets around. We really love watching our Mexican world go by from this vantage point!