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“Don't forget to bring the 4x4 along !!!” 2 of 5 stars
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Villa Santa Cruz
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Camino a las Playitas | La Pastora, Todos Santos 23300, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #2 of 18 Todos Santos B&B and Inns
Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Don't forget to bring the 4x4 along !!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

The villa overall is done up very nice. Breakfast and lunch are served up daily by the hosts. However, when we stayed in early Feb, 2012 the weather was rather cold out and we froze bit nights we stayed. There is no type of heat or cooling controls of any type in this place. As well, the road to Todos Santos is under construction. This causes a long delay.
As well, nobody mentions to you that you have to travel a 8km road from Todos Santos to get to the villa. This is the worst road I have ever travelled. It is a washboard, gravel, stone infested road from hell. Honestly the worst road ever. Be warned!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VillaSantaCruz, Owner at Villa Santa Cruz, responded to this review, February 19, 2012
At Villa Santa Cruz, we bend over backwards to cater to our guests. If you have any need, we are happy to attend to you (i.e. if you are cold, just let us know and we will bring you blankets). Regarding the road, we are definitely off the beaten path - this is one of the most charming things about us! The road is manageable – hundreds of people drive it every day – but you have to have the spirit to want to travel it. And, once you get here, it is amazing (read all our other reviews)! If you love colonial charm, organic food, secluded beaches and privacy, come to Todos Santos and Villa Santa Cruz. If you are someone who prefers chain restaurants, ATV rentals and "Spring Break" crowds, it is best to stay in Cabo.
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Edgartown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The hotel and grounds are one of a kind! Absolutely beautiful- Owners Jessica, Matt and John have done amazing things and provide for a top notch vacation. The views are world class- everything was perfect of the week my girlfriend and I stayed there. Great breakfast and dinner....and tequila!
Thanks so much for a great trip- we will be back!

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Napa
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

If you are looking for that something special, something off the beaten path, something your travel agent or guides don't know about (yet!) then this is IT. First off this gem is just a short jaunt up a beautiful coastline road above the famous town of Todos Santos. Famous not only for the artist galleries, Film festivals, music festivals, Whale watching, world class surfing, fantastic restaurants, mountain bike trails.... but more importantly, famous for it's serenity... it's oneness with the earth and sea. You can pick a lot of places to find many of these things but Villa Santa Cruz embodies them all... especially the solitude and calmness one seeks in a getaway. AND that's just the town and location. The bonus is the owners and staff. You would be hard pressed to find better hosts and their crew in any other Michelin listing. Matt and Jessica welcome each guest every morning with a knock on the door, delivering your coffee/ tea in bed; roll over, watch whales play, waves caress the beach, then ponder whether you really want to get out of the cozy bed or head downstairs for a homemade breakfast you will never forget. From the welcome margaritas to the Olympic (heated) pool to the miles of virgin beachcombing you will not be disappointed. last footnote... we had my 60th birthday party there so not only did we get to enjoy the whole villa for 4 days and nights.. we had the pleasure of sharing this Shangri-La with over 100 of our closest friends on the big night; Music, dancing, taco trucks... doesn't get much better than that...

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Everything about our stay at Villa Santa Cruz was spectacular. I'd seen the pictures and read the stellar reviews, but that did not prepare me for what was in many ways the best vacation I'd ever experienced. If you want glitz, golfing and 24-7 room service - stay in Cabo. If you want a relaxing, soul inspiring, uncrowded stay in a spectacularly beautiful villa and beach environment with the best hosts on the planet, stay at villa Santa Cruz. Matt, Jessica and John were amazing hosts who quickly became family. Everything about the property, service and setting were authentic. Im already planning my next trip down to visit. Highly, highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Our experience at Villa Santa Cruz is one we'll never forget. From the moment we stepped through the large custom-made wooden doors, we were immersed with beautiful Spanish-inspired decor, interspersed with tropical accents. We were then greeted by the owners with a warm hello and tasty "welcome margarita." Following this, we checked out our room, which featured a two balconies overlooking the water and a large beautiful bathroom with ocean views from the tub. The attention to detail of the property was impeccable.

The owners, Jessica and Mateo, have truly created a special getaway with their boutique hotel. Everything from the hospitality, views, and dogs, to the morning coffee and ambiance, truly made this an unforgettable trip. We can't wait to head back this year for more R&R!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Naples, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

If you are looking to truly get away and unwind this is the place for you! Wheter you are a family with small childrten like myself or a couple looking for a romantic getaway I could not reccommend this place more highly! Matt and Jessica are wonderful the food they prepared for us was awesome and the house and property are truly heaven.My family will make it a point to go back!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We had an amazing stay. A great place for a large group in a wonderful location. Matt and Jessica were also very helpful throughout our stay. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Camino a las Playitas | La Pastora, Todos Santos 23300, Mexico
Location: 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 #2 of 18 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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