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NEW LISTING!! Oceanfront! Whale View Inn

Mark Grivas

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Mark Grivas

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NEW LISTING!! Oceanfront! Whale View Inn

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Todos Santos Villa Rental Photos and Description

Casita

Front row! Second level with amazing views! Complete casita with full kitchen, king sized bed, ceiling fans, private observation deck (the best place in Todos Santos) with million dollar views. Bright and airy with high ceilings and many windows. Private entrance, off road parking, peace and quiet, breathtaking 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Laguna Mountains. The Todos Santos sunsets are second to none and you have the best seat.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark Grivas (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2015

About Mark Grivas

Born and raised in New York City and have always had an affinity for the sea. My ancestors and modern family hail from the island of Ithica, Greece perhaps explaining my love for the sea and seafood (and lamb). I caught my first fish when I was 5 years old and it's more like I was the one who got hooked that day. In 2004, my wife and I took our first trip to Cabo to go fishing and once again I got hooked only this time it was on this beautiful area. I purchased my first lot in Cabo only later to discover Todos Santos where my dream of living on the waterfront came true.

I worked most of my life in sales selling everything from flower seeds, foods and food services, steel, plastic, paper and advertising space. In my latest years worked as a vessel assist captain on the east end of Long Island assisting vessels in distress.

I attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA. for 2 years, lived in Osaka, Japan for 2 years then moved to SF and the Bay area for 4 years and L.A. for 10 years. Spent 8 years in Fort Lee, NJ and the last 11 years I've lived in the Hamptons of NY.

Mark Grivas purchased this villa in 2012

Why Mark Grivas chose Todos Santos

After my first visit to Cabo, I became very interested in the area. I was back the following year to buy something. I was really looking for a condo but the deals kept slipping through my fingers and Real Estate was red hot then. I eventually settled for a lot on the corridor but I wasn't satisfied. Still looking for a condo or house in Cabo without success my broker invited me to look at some lots in Todos Santos. He showed me a beachfront lot with, wouldn't you know it, a bait ball working its way down the beach....hooked again!! After making plays for no less than 4 other lots, that fell through, I finally closed on this lot sight-unseen and built this fabulous house.

What makes this villa unique

The beautiful blue Pacific and sea breezes. Not too hot in the summer and more importantly not cold in the winter. Perhaps the most ideal climate on earth. Walk out your door and catch fish! The La Pastora surf break is a stones throw away and can be seen from here.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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NEW LISTING!! Oceanfront! Whale View Inn
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a week at The Whale View Inn. We went down to celebrate my husbands 40th birthday! Just a quiet getaway for the two of us. It was more amazing than I could have imagined! Mark was a very gracious and hospitable host. His knowledge and insight of the area, translations and community helped us get around with very little spanish and gave us important information on where to go and what to do so as not to be taken advantage of. This was priceless and guaranteed a stress-free, relaxing vacation. The property is stunning and the 365 degree views are breathtaking. The overall charm and warmth of the Todos Santos community will keep us going back. The Whale View Inn stands true to its name as we watched whales and bat rays from the deck almost daily. It is just outside of the downtown area and a short (10 min or so) drive to Cerritos beach for surfing, swimming, body boarding, etc. There are 3 organic produce stands just down the road and a couple of small markets on the way as well. Mark's recommendations for dinner truly hit the mark as well. I don't have a single thing negative to say about Mark, The Whale View Inn or Todos Santos only that it is a place everyone will fall in love with and never want to leave. Thank you again Mark! It was exactly what the doctor ordered! My husband and I definitely recommend The Whale View Inn to anyone looking to either just relax, take in a little culture & local art, great food, long walks on the beach or surfing/water adventures. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Outstanding Place. Incredible Property

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I stayed in this property over a long weekend in Baja. The property is an amazing place that is extremely well built and was spotless when we arrived. The owner greeted us when we arrived and made sure to give us a quick tour of the town. Todos Santos is an hour removed from the bustle of Cabo making it ideal for a low key, relaxed getaway. Even on a holiday weekend the beach in front of the property was nearly deserted. We used the Jeep we had rented to get to a couple of the beaches and hilltops around the area and had so much incredible beauty all too ourselves. This property was way above our expectations. it will certainly be a repeat in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay here for 9 days. Mark was available for questions and even set up a fishing trip for us with local fishermen but did not intrude or invade our privacy. Whale View Inn is a beautiful home with all the amenities you need. We spent hours on the patio watching countless whale pods pass by and ventured down the beach to release turtle hatchlings. The home and beach are very private with minimal tourist or even local traffic while being close enough to town to get supplies, go out to eat, etc. We would highly recommend the Whale View Inn and hope to return in the near future!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Fresno CA
5

Sunshine, Serenity and So Much Fun!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the whale view inn for 5 days in March 2015 and the description listed doesn't even close to describe how amazing it is. First of all , upon our arrival in late afternoon we were greeted with a magical sighting of frolicking whales playing in their water wonderland. It was truly amazing how close to shore they were. The beaches were mesmerizing and the fish were jumping and asking to be caught.

The desert landscaped grounds are beautiful and the house is charming and friendly with so many unique touches to the details throughout.

The casita for two was private and has a separate entrance with the absolute best views on the entire property. A sprawling wrap around deck allows you to privately sun bathe, view the sea life and allows you to get lost in the beauty of the magnificent daily sunrise and sunsets. The casita is amply stocked for 2 with a quaint kitchen and dining area, nice king size bed and lots of open air windows allowing you to listen to the waves crashing on the beach throughout the day and night.

Leaving was heartbreaking and staying at this property truly keeps you wanting more!

Perfect for couples and singles who want a quiet, private and magical retreat.

Mark was a gracious and informative host and we found him to be so much fun, we feel we have found a friend for life! Whether you are looking for a fishing trip, a quiet weekend away, an artist retreat or a fun get away, the whale view inn is the place to stay.

The accommodations are beachfront and literally 62 steps in the sand to the water. This location makes the price unheard of for this beach front experience and you are moments to downtown Todos Santos with fine dining, art galleries, shopping and the famous Hotel California.

Thanks Mark...see you in June!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Seattle, Washington
5

Amazing views, amazing whales

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic spot for 2, just off the beaten track from Todos Santos. Stunning views up and down the coast, and it ended up being impossible to keep track of how many pods of Humpbacks we saw. Go into town for meals, supplies and shopping, but spend your time here out on the deck! If you've ever wanted to truly disconnect, this is your place.

Mark went out of his way to help us with some rather weird tasks involving the rental car, and was an amazing host. He's well informed and connected in Todos Santos, and has plenty of great recommendations regarding what to see, where to eat, etc.

We'll come back someday. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Anchorage, Alaska
5

A getaway if you really want to get away

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at Whale View Inn, and highly recommend it as a first stop on a Baja vacation. Removed by a few miles from town, WVI's second-floor deck and easy beach access let us enjoy the view, the whales and the sunset from the comfort and proximity of our home but with a romantic sense of separation from ... everything.

The accommodations are lovely, and Mark was a very helpful host. Thank you, Mark!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
San Jose del Cabo
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Several
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Cabo San Lucas
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several
Car: necessary

Located on the Pacific coast 45 miles north of Cabo San Lucas. Many people come to Todos Santos (Pueblo Magico) for surfing, the art galleries, fine dining, the wonderful climate and beauty but, for me it is the fishing. Whether from the beach or panga, Todos Santos is also a fishing village with some very good fishing. Fishing charters available from boat or beach.

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Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Todos Santos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Stndard
Mar 17 2015 - Dec 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
The Holidays
Dec 15 - Jan 7
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 16.0%
Notes $50.00 departure fee plus 16% bed tax and refundable $200 security deposit. Reservations may not be changed.
Payments are made through Paypal.
***Reservations are booked only when payment is received.
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Amenities

Todos Santos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 630 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Mexican tiled sink, toilet and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One bedroom casita
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Fishing charters available, boat or surf.

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