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“Remember Fantasy Island... This place is better!!!”
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Villa Santa Cruz
Ranked #1 of 16 Todos Santos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
California
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75 reviews
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“Remember Fantasy Island... This place is better!!!”
Reviewed 7 January 2013

If you ever go to Todos Santos for a few days, .... How can you afford NOT TO stay at Villa Santa Cruz. This place is OUTSTANDING!!! The service is incredible and the host is a fantastic resource for anything Todos Santos. We stayed in December for a few days before Christmas. My two boys ages 5 and 8, my teenage daughter and my wife and yours truly. As soon as you walk in you can feel the positive energy. The house is beautiful, yet unpretentious. As a homeowner one can only appreciate all the thought and care that went into every detail of this house. Half the rooms have full ocean views with mist and sound of the crashing waves waking you up every morning. Matt, the owner, is an improved version f Ricardo Montalban in Fantasy Island. A super nice gentleman in his shorts and sandals always there when you need him and not when you don't. The heated pool and Jacuzzi work to perfection. The top floor relaxation area with fogata are wonderful.
We had Iker, from cafe Brown cook for us every night and he was superb for authentic mexican fare. The masseuse recommended by Villa Santa Cruz, Dulce, was also super professional. My wife and daughter said that after their massages they felt as if "walking on a cloud."

More about the house... Expansive property with very well-kept grounds Baja style.
There is also a palapa with a second story closer to the beach with an eagle's nest for whale watching or to just take a siesta.

My wife and I, our teenage daughter and young boys, all loved the place.
If you go during nights with full moon, you have to try SOTB after one of Iker's Pescado Afrodisiaco dinners.

Salud!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Palo Alto, California, United States
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

I stayed at the Villa Santa Cruz in December for five nights with my boyfriend and we wished could have stayed FOREVER! This is the ideal location if you're looking to truly "get away from it all". Whether lounging by the pool, whale watching from the elevated palalpa or just taking in the ocean breeze from the back patio, you can't go wrong with VSC!

We will be back, hopefully as soon as possible! Thank you to Matt for being an amazing host, cook, concierge, and source of local knowledge!!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sonoma, California
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Way too short a visit -- have to return to spend more time at this jewel of a place. Loved the ambiance and the welcoming feeling. Our host, Matt, was so helpful and the food was delicious. The view from our room was lovely and we loved listening to the ocean at night. So glad we visited and definitely want to return for a longer stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 December 2012 via mobile

Spent Thanksgiving week at the Villa with our family. This place is wonderful inevery way. Matt is the essence of the perfect host and was so flexible to our needs. The location and accommodations are unique and beautiful. I still miss the ocean breeze through the open window at night. Breakfast and lunch looking at the ocean- swimming in the huge pool - helping baby sea turtles start their journey - and more. We all want to come back! Now!

Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

What a special place for our honeymoon. I knew from the pictures on their website that Villa Santa Cruz was beautiful. Trust me it lives up to the expectations that the website gives and then some. Matt and Jessica the proprietors are so helpful and friendly. We asked Matt all kinds of questions about restaurants, etc. He was of great help with everything. We were traveling from the east coast so we decided to have a chef come in the night that we arrived and prepare our dinner. Dinner for 2 is $100.00. It was WONDERFUL!! It was worth ever penny. It was so great that we also had her come back for the last night we were there. It was nice to not to have to go into town for dinner those two nights. Not that we didn't love the restaurants in Todos Santos. What great food and what great prices for the quality of food you can find there. Such a nice small artsy town with great food. We were looking for days in the sun and relaxing nights which is what we got. I'm really not sure what else you could want. It is just stunning and we had the most perfect honeymoon. My husband was looking to surf and the waves weren't cooperating in front of the villa so we drove to Cerritos each day. We got used to the drive. Most of the roads are great. The road from Todos to the villa is dirt so prepare for some bumps but you get used to it and it is well worth it once you get to the villa. We can't wait to make a trip back and take friends.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ardsley, New York
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

I just returned from Villa Santa Cruz a couple of weeks ago and still can't focus on being back in NY. My mind still basks in the beautiful view of the ocean from my balcony. We stayed their for a wedding and had the time of our lives. Matt was the most gracious person and made us feel quite welcome. Our tour guide on the property was Freddie, one of the extremely friendly pets that stay on the property. Each day we took the opportunity to enjoy the ocean view from the palapa and the star filled skies around the rooftop fire pit. We have already started talking about a return visit as the lure of Villa Santa Cruz has gripped us completely. If you have the opportunity for a vacation rental here have Iker Camacho come and cook for you. I wasn't a big fan of Mexican food until now and Iker, along with his mother and sister treated us to several wonderful meals of traditional Mexican fare. Do yourself a favor. FIND IT, BOOK IT, AND LIVE IT. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Every room here has a beautiful view and the choice will only be who gets the king size bed.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Villa Santa Cruz for 3 nights to celebrate our anniversary. The location itself is simply stunning - a beautiful and secluded place with amazing views right from our bed (not to mention pretty much anywhere else on the property). The Inn itself is beautiful - an obvious attention to detail in all areas and the bedroom itself was incredible... after touring around the Todos Santos/Pescadero/Cerritos area, I feel that Villa Santa Cruz was by far the best choice we could have made. Lastly, the food was fantastic. Matt cooked fantastic breakfasts and a great lunch for us. Oh, almost forgot the dogs!! A great little troupe of very friendly dogs keeps guard over the property. Sugar was our favorite. We'll surely return someday!

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Santa Cruz
Address: Camino a las Playitas | La Pastora, Todos Santos 23300, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Todos Santos
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Todos Santos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Santa Cruz 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A simply fabulous retreat. This spectacular hacienda-style beach front villa evokes the feel of authentic Mexico. Set on 20 acres with expansive beach front, it is an ideal getaway for rest and relaxation. All four bedrooms have their own en suite bathroom, balcony, and ocean view. Enormous pool, jacuzzi, and swim up bar. Spacious roof terrace for whale watching and romantic sunsets. Perfect for weddings. ... more   less 
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