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“Villa Santa Cruz - a magical experience!” 5 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 21 Todos Santos B&B and Inns
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“Villa Santa Cruz - a magical experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having traveled the world and stayed in many special places, I can say that Villa Santa Cruz is truly an exceptional destination. The villa is a gorgeous Mexican colonial structure with great views from every room and especially the rooftop patio and lounge. The central courtyard and fountain, handsome traditional furnishings and decor make you feel transformed to another era. The huge beach is pristine and private. So the setting is really lovely. But what makes Villa Santa Cruz truly exceptional is Matt and Jessica, the owners. What love and attention to detail they put in to their care of their guests! They make you feel like family and royalty all at once. Their breakfasts are the best in all of Mexico, including great coffee brought to your room in the mornings. And Jessica's delightful margaritas at sunset are a perfect way to end a perfect day in paradise. And...great value. You would pay 5 times their rates for a comparable place in Europe (and you would not receive that wonderful personal touch of Matt & Jessica!). An exceptional experience in every way.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even after reading all the wonderful reviews, the Villa Santa Cruz still surpassed our expectations. The property is beautiful--a world away from reality, steps to the beach, breathtaking views of sunrise over coffee from your balcony, cool nights sipping wine from the veranda, lovely rooms fit with authentic mexican decor--a perfect venue for a romantic getaway. Matt and Jessica are simply wonderful, a special pair who never intrude on the intimacy of the private-like villa experience, but are somehow always there when you need them, ready with restaurant recommendations, itineraries only a local could share, or to prepare the hot tub for the evening. Villa Santa Cruz is truly a special place.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's so hard to put into words how special this place is, but Villa Santa Cruz is truly amazing. Matt and Jessica have created such a beautiful environment- everything from the hospitality & rooms, to the grounds of the guest house are magical. I only stayed a few days but it felt like much longer, in the best possible way. I will definitely go back and hopefully for a lot longer this time! Their adorably friendly dogs, amazing cooked breakfasts and lunch, and the stunning unspoiled beaches with humpback whales breaching (one of which I actually spotted from my bedroom window one morning!) were some of the highlights. I cannot recommend this place enough, I feel so lucky to have gotten this recommendation as, even as a very seasoned traveller, it was one of the best finds ever. Likewise I can't say enough nice things about Matt and Jessica and how welcome they made me feel. Thanks again to you both for such a special time, what you have created there is so beautiful!

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our wedding there in June, a beautiful rooftop sunset ceremony that couldn't have been more perfect! But it was the whole experience that made it so much more than I ever dreamed! From the moment he proposed pool side at the Villa, I knew this was where I wanted us to begin our life together. Jessica was like having a best friend there making sure every detail was looked after the whole time we were planning - I never once had "a bridal moment"... I didn't need to. Both of our families and guests were in awe, and the time we spent together laughing, visiting and taking in the beauty of this place will be forever treasured by all of us. Matt & Jessica are the most gracious hosts and I cannot wait for our next visit in January!!!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed world wide in the most plush retreats possible,and until spending time at The Villa Santa Cruz I had no idea what magic was all about .
From the moment of your arrival to to the part where you say farewell for now the service ,cleanliness, the kind and and warm hosts and the sheer beauty is indescribable.
I recently attended a wedding and to see the organization and timing go off without a hitch and the smiles on the faces of the Bride and Groom.... I new we had all truly come to the right place.
Hats off to our Hosts Mateo and Jessica to a job " Well Done" Our dreams came true .
R.P.

Room Tip: All the rooms have amazing views, and are spotlessly clean .
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

my boyfriend and i recently visited the villa santa cruz at the end of an 8 day baja trip. the two nights we spent at the villa were BY FAR the best part of our entire vacation. the property is gorgeous, the hosts are warm and welcoming, the views, the pool, the sweet dogs... both of us have traveled all around the world and rate the villa as one of the TOP best places we have ever stayed. down to the coffee delivered fresh to our door in the morning, to the view of the open night sky from the bathtub.. you will fall in love at villa santa cruz!! <3

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've never written a review before but this place deserves a strong one. We had a last minute change in travel plans due to the Hawaii hurricanes. Jessica was incredibly helpful in accommodating us last minute (we ended up being the last family to stay before their brief holiday break). The setting is amazing. Endless beach, great surf break, beautiful villa, great pool, fabulous meals (their chef made himself available last minute as well). Matt's vision in building the villas is impressive (the glass staircase and the movable skylight are highlights). Our only regret is that we weren't able to stay longer!

Room Tip: our family stayed in 3 of the rooms and all were great
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 21 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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