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“Baja Wonderland!”
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Villa Santa Cruz
Ranked #1 of 16 Todos Santos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

As part of a trip to Baja, I stayed at Villa Santa Cruz in late July. You have to understand that this is the opposite of a holiday family resort. You drive for 15 minutes on bumpy roads to get to the secluded spot. The exquisite mansion only offers 4 rooms, we got the largest one with 2 balconies. It's run by a lovely American couple, they live next door and are very discreet but always helpful. I'm just going to say that as a beach vacation spot it's hard to do better. The large & very well designed heated pool sits in a beautiful desert garden steps away from the pristine and totally empty beach. They have a clever straw cabin "palapa" where you go up and chill on beach cushions. There I experienced one of the best sunset of my life. Beautiful tropical views and quietness in any directions. Considered low season because of heat & humidity, July in Baja is perfect for an European like me to avoid the crowds. The sand is soft and yes the sea is wild but warm and still enjoyable. They cook delicious and varied breakfasts, and lunches on request, all with local products. Then you just have to pick one of many excellent restaurant options for dinner in nearby Todos Santos, a very authentic and unspoiled Mexican town. You can request dinner with a chef on site but I did find it a little overpriced although excellent. One night got very hot and steamy so they even brought a big fan in the room.
The only down was that the next door rental villa can share the pool and guests did behave like they owned the place I thought. But that just happened once. Overall you can't complain about anything. This is a Mexican heaven : cozy architecture, wide pool & jacuzzi, peaceful beach hut, palm trees & avocado frittatas!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Upon driving onto the grounds of Villa Santa Cruz I asked my wife to pinch me as I knew from the moment we arrived, this place was going to be the best vacation our family has ever had. From that first impression to the moment we drove away, Villa Santa Cruz was magical! The attention to detail of the residence is impeccable, the grounds are immaculate, the setting still leaves me near speechless over its beauty, and our hosts Jessica and Matt are amazing! Todos Santos is a fantastic town and a close drive from Villa Santa Cruz. Shops, food, site seeing, the place is unbelievable. And if you are lucky enough to learn about the local beaches, you will find absolute tranquility. Villa Santa Cruz and Todos Santos are unmatched in our travel experiences. An amazing place that will render all other vacations to 2nd place. And here is the best secret of all, July is a fantastic time to travel there. Its hot in Cabo San Lucas, but Perfect in Todos Santos! But there could never be a bad time to travel to Villa Santa Cruz!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We started our honeymoon at Villa Santa Cruz and couldn't have been more pleased. From the welcome drinks to the long stretches of beach, the amenities and availability of a private chef and massage therapist, and the hospitality of the hosts, it was a trip we will never forget. It was the highlight of our 2 week long stay in Mexico and we went to many majestic places. Thank you Jessica and Matt!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

From the architecture to the views, the Villa Santa Cruz is perfection! Every detail was thoroughly thought out and from the heart. I can't imagine staying anywhere more satisfying and beautiful. Only a short drive into downtown Todos Santos but far enough to feel like you are on your own tropical island. We are already talking about our next trip to The Villa Santa Cruz! Thank you Matt & Jessica for the incredible hospitality and allowing us to have such an amazing vacation. This place is truly a one-of-a-kind place!

Room Tip: You can't go wrong with any of the rooms!
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

After spending time is some of the busy cities in Baja, Villa Santa Cruz is a wonderful change of pace! Jessica and Matt make you feel right at home and with only 4 rooms you get to know the others during the breakfast they prepare each day. We stayed in the Agave room which was perfect with a view of the ocean and pool, but they are all delightful. Penny is a great little puppy and the turtle is fun to feed.

Room Tip: The Agave room has great views and two terraces.
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to Baja for 20 years, and we have never found a place as romantic, fun and beautiful as Villa Santa Cruz. It has the style and architecture of old Mexico, the amenities of the best resorts, and an ideal setting that seamlessly blends and balances the desert and the beach. Jessica and Matt are super friendly and conscientious hosts, and make a wonderful Margarita (from their own barrel aged tequila) and tasty fresh breakfast. One of their staff members even went the extra mile to repair a problem with our rental car that could have sidelined our trip. All in all, the stay was so wonderful that we changed our flight home to San Francisco so we could stay an extra day. If you plan on staying 2 days, stay 3; if you plan on staying 3 days, stay 4! Plan for the extra day from the start, and save the airline change fee for a nice dinner in Todos Santos! Trip Advisor has this one right - it is a Gem.
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Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Villa Santa Cruz as well as the villa next door for 1 week in June for family vacation and a wedding at the end of the week. The Villa was perfect; the grounds were beautiful and well maintained; the staff was friendly and courteous; and the owners were amazing. The 65 wedding guests loved the settings for the ceremony, reception, bonfire, and cocktails. We could not have been happier. If you have a wedding at Villa Santa Cruz, be sure to have Jessica be your coordinator and it will be easy and beautiful! Not having a wedding? It's a perfect setting for a family reunion too!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
Thank Michael P
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Additional Information about 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: $309 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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