George and I just finished watching the episode of HGTV's House Hunters International featuring the homes of the Villages of Loreto Bay and if you missed it that's a shame, because it was a real hoot!
It was a lot of fun to see the development as it was a couple of years ago. At least that was our best guesstimate on when much of this episode was filmed. However, there were some scenes that were obviously shot much later after the buyer's home was completed and they had moved in. George thought he saw some perform walls which means some of those final shots took place not too long ago.
And it was great to see Laurie Sanborn, who was our sales associate when we bought in October 2007, as she showed the prospective buyers, Ann and Doug Brown of Carlsbad, Calif., a Casa Alta model at the beginning of the episode.
The Browns, who now make LB their full-time home with their two children, were also featured in an article on Loreto Bay that appeared in the NY Times on March 7, 2008.
The very charming and photogenic couple finally decided on a Casa Aquaria - a three bedroom, three bath model - after seeing the Casa Alta (quite a spacious floor plan and one that George and I only ruled out because of the rental space on the first floor) and a Casa Encantada that looked suspiciously like Joel Sherman's lovely home with the fabulous pool and other custom features.
Even though the program appeared to be entirely staged, it was a very enjoyable half hour and one we'll probably view whenever we feel the need for a Loreto fix. The views and homes are just as gorgeous on television (especially if you have HD) as they are in person.
This show should go a long way toward piquing people's interest in Loreto Bay.