We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“It's a matter of time...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Santa Cruz

Save Saved
You added Villa Santa Cruz to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Villa Santa Cruz
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Camino a las Playitas | La Pastora, Todos Santos 23300, Mexico   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 20 Todos Santos B&B and Inns
Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
“It's a matter of time...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

...before this place is booked up years in advance. I am notorious for wanting to go someplace new every time we head out of town and I don't want to ever go anyplace else again. I can't imagine what more anyone could want. In today's busy world it is almost impossible to find true quiet. This place has it abounding. My husband and I arrived from Portland and were stunned by all the attention to detail in this incredible replica of a 150 year old hacienda. Beautiful flowers, antiques, art, glass and ironwork, colorful tiles and good taste in every last corner. We stepped out of our rental car to a warm welcome from Mateo, a welcome margarita with fresh-squeezed orange and lime, good recommendations for everything in the area from restaurants to hikes to beaches, slept in a comfortable bed in a beautifully appointed room with a clawfoot tub and a heart-stopping view of the ocean from our charming balcony. We awakened to coffee at our door at 7:30. Breakfast at 8 was filling and delicious - the first day was zucchini fritters with farm fresh poached eggs and lime zest creme fraiche - local fruits and vegetables and gallons of fresh squeezed orange juice. With only four rooms there are but a few people with whom to mingle and everyone seemed to have the same like-minded appreciation for the deserted oceanside beach; the gorgeous, warm, tiled pool and jacuzzi; the sweet dogs wandering about the property; the roof deck with fire pit and sunset/star gazing opportunities; the yoga mats available for stretching wherever the mood strikes; the fact that it's "off-the-grid" and solar powered. And to top it off, it's not just a bed and breakfast. The included lunch is always something healthy and delicious and means there is no need to go the four miles into town and deal with choosing a restaurant until evening. Truly relaxing. The hardest thing to do is choose between reclining in the cushy crow's nest at the palapa on the ocean, sitting on the balcony, the patio or swaying in one of the hammocks at the pool. All have incredible views of the pacific and the surrounding cacti (and nothing else. No development in sight. Period.) And if you really need to be connected (I recommend you don't) you can be - wifi is available and there is a flat screen if that's your fancy. Most of all, Villa Santa Cruz's hosts are wonderful, friendly people who reminded me that often the best trips include feeling like you've made a real connection with someone new. We will return as many times as we can bringing friends and our kids to discover more of the gems available in the charming town of Todos Santos and again savor the peace of Villa Santa Cruz.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

147 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    141
    5
    0
    1
    0
See reviews for
37
63
4
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (46)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Berkeley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Villa Santa Cruz. Where to begin? The house, the grounds, the ocean, the food, the gorgeous rooms! My husband, 4-year-old daughter and I spent a week at Villa Santa Cruz in December and it was the best vacation we've ever had as a family. To wake up to freshly brewed coffee outside our door and see the sunrise over the ocean, watch the colors change, hear the waves...a great beginning to each day. We'd planned to do a lot, but ended up doing very little, and loving it. Our daughter played in the sand, made watercolors, and performed a dance around the fountain with a turtle (!) in the hallway. She didn't have a dull minute. The turtle release was lovely and moving.

The villa is so peaceful and beautiful, the rooms so comfortable. We swam in the pool, walked on the beach, and watched the whales breech from the top of the palapa. Enjoyed delicious breakfasts and lunches cooked by Mateo, and it was so easy to find great dinners in charming Todos Santos. At night, the hot tub under the stars was wonderful. Mateo lit torches, very memorable! We ended up so rejuvenated and relaxed it was hard to leave. We just fell in love with everything about Villa Santa Cruz and the area. My only advice to the amazing owners (whom you'll also love) would be: get rid of the TV in the living room. No one will need it at Villa Santa Cruz.

Room Tip: All four rooms are wonderful, but the larger ones with views of the ocean are spectacular.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Even though we own a lovely home in Todos Santos,
we have wanted to stay at Villa Santa Cruz since it opened, but it was always booked and for good reason. Entering the property is a treat in itself. Only a 15 minute drive from town the gorgeous villa appears to have been there for a hundred years. The rooms are very comfortable and the house is basically yours with a gorgeous swimming pool and a two story palapa by the beach with sweeping views of the Pacific . There are many thoughtful and convenient amenities such as free wifi, DVD library, coffee or tea waiting outside your door in the morning. Not only is an exceptional breakfast included (hen house just having been raided), but also a "light" lunch which refers to items such as tandoori chicken. Recipes available on request. And did I mention Matt and Jessica? They are the hosts and main reason this place is so special.
Check Jessica's blog about the history of this magical place. Blog Post #1: The Journey Begins! Buying the Property (2001 - 2002)

http://www.villasantacruzbaja.com/_blog/Villa_Santa_Cruz

Room Tip: There are four rooms, all have excellent views and are quiet ,however, I recommend the deluxe suites...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We stayed a week at Villa Santa Cruz, and honestly, it was beyond belief great. Matt and Jessica were wonderful hosts. The house is spectacular. For great bedrooms, great common space, and landscaping comparable to a Four Seasons. Just saying-- taking a nap on top of the beach palapa is paradise. Todos Santos is a great town to boot. We will come back!!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NYC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Mateo and Jessica have created such a special place. We really loved every minute. Mateo was a gracious host with an inspired vision. Angie the yoga teacher leading Vinyasa classes on the the roof deck was delightful.

Room Tip: We had the whole house but slept in Agave - heavenly.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sebastopol, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We had a wonderful experience at Villa Santa Cruz in December. Matt was the perfect host and very helpful with lots of local recommendations. The breakfast and lunches were yummy and the whole place was nicely appointed and peaceful.Our bed was very comfy - a must when we are on vacation! We also loved the pool, hanging out with the dogs and meeting Matt's parents. If you prefer a quiet, restful place off of the beaten path, you will love it here.

Room Tip: our view room was fantastic
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
White Plains, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Villa Santa Cruz is a little piece of heaven. We hosted 13 on the property for 5 days, including the additional villa for our wedding. Once you stay here, you can no longer stay at a resort. There isn't a single thing I'd change. From the oceanfront Palapa to the roof top fire pit and the fantastic animals it is pure perfection. Chef Dany from Hotel California catered our wedding (SPECTACULAR!) and Iker from Cafe Brown served us authentic Mexican cuisine. If you'd like a vacation remember, visit Matt and Jessica as I can guarantee you won't regret it!

Room Tip: The bathtub in the Agave Suite is to die for! Go for a room facing the water as there is nothing lik...
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Villa Santa Cruz? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Villa Santa Cruz

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 20 B&Bs / Inns in Todos Santos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Santa Cruz 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your Villa Santa Cruz reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Villa Santa Cruz Hotel Todos Santos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Villa Santa Cruz, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.