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2 lots from beach, Seclusion of Nature, Ocean & Mountain Views, Low Rates

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Winter Rates $80/nt or $525/wk (which includes the 16% local IVA tax). A bargain for such a great location this close to the beach - just a few hundred yards away! Great views (no exaggeration) of the spectacular peaks of the Sierra Laguna Mountains and the wide, open Pacific. Located in an undeveloped area just north of Todos, it provides the seclusion of nature just 10 minutes from all the activities downtown. An exceptionally peaceful and spacious location. Summer, fall and spring special rates ranging from $40 to 80/night. Contact me for questions or to explain rates.

Plus, it's green: solar for electricity and sink and shower water goes out to the garden - and we emphasize growing native, protected, water-conserving species at our place.

The perfect base for your outdoors excursions and relaxing vacation. A beach cabana studio with stunning views and minimal neighbors, it's your private bungalow with roof top teraza favored by many guests. Located on 2+ acres and adjacent to 80 undeveloped acres of cactus forest, behind a locked gate for security, privacy and NO road dust to breath. Close to historic Todos Santos with all the amenities you need. Full water pressure with plenty of hot water for your showers, that also water the desert garden. No roosters crowing at dawn to keep you awake!

Casita de Luna is all about privacy and relaxation, a nature-oriented get-away. Sleep to the soothing sound of waves crashing and wake to doves cooing. You´ll love strolling along the white sandy beach, watching the whales breaching right off shore. If you prefer birding, watch osprey perched in the old-growth cactus or our resident baby quail or road-runners skittering across the road. The star gazing is breath taking. Peace and tranquility to melt your worries away.

It is a large studio with wide windows facing incredible views to the east, south and west to the ocean. Furnished with:

* King bed (or 2 singles pushed together) - comfy

* Sofa/futon bed (double) - less comfy but our kids like it

* Kitchen table & chairs

* New stove

* New fridge

* Full complement of cooking/eating utensils - cook to your hearts content if you want

*Margarita glasses included!

* Linens and towels, including beach towels

* Plenty of hot water in walk-in shower!

* Chairs and recliner available for lounging on the porch or terraza and a hammock on the beach side in the shade.

* Daily afternoon breeze through ocean-side French doors to cool you or 2 ceiling fans.

* French doors and back doors are heavy metal with secure locks, to leave open all night, if desired.

* Stairs to teraza provide a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Laguna mountains, or just sit on the corner of the front porch and soak it all in. Great spots for sunset and star gazing after a day on the beach.

* Currently, no wifi, but we just go down the road to La Esquina open patio restaurant for breakfast or beer and free wifi (on comfy couches), or buy an international data package for our smart phone for a month (cell phone coverage is excellent).

* Beach umbrella and cooler available for beach trips. Just ask property manager when you check in.

Surfing, swimming, fishing, shopping, snorkeling, beach combing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, great dining are all available in the area. Todos Santos is an ecclectic mix of artists, musicians, surfers, organic farmers, fishermen and rave-reviewed chefs that you'll want to try! Classes in yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, cooking, art, surfing and kayaking available. This interesting cultural blend provides a variety of interesting galleries, restaurants and eco-experiences to choose from. One of our favorites is helping release baby sea turtles back to the ocean, just up the beach from our casita. You can even volunteer to go out on ATV in middle of the night to recover turtle eggs from nests and help plant them in the refuge green house. Contact us for an affordable vacation spot and info on the local attractions.

The local 16% IVA Tax is included and we have a Mexican business license to operate!

More Details

Owner
Cathy Stewart
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Cathy Stewart

We always wanted to retire in Mexico some day. We found the property and wonderful community of Todos Santos, purchased in 2004, then built our casita in 2011 with a lot of patience and love. Our plan is to eventually spend most of our time down there, retirement in paradise!

We adore the Mexican culture, the Spanish language and the outdoors. Being an ecologist and science teacher, we spend most of our time outdoors in Todos Santos, even if it's just swinging in the hammock and reading. Our girls enjoy it also and have grown up helping with many baby sea turtle releases and egg recovery.

Cathy Stewart purchased this studio in 2004

Why Cathy Stewart chose Baja California Sur

Situated in a desert oasis, the area provides great ecological diversity in wildlife and plant life. We wanted to be close to the ocean, yet near social activities and some culture. Todos Santos provides the perfect combination of both, the best of both worlds.

What makes this studio unique

Situated near the desert oasis of Todos Santos, Casita de Luna has privacy, off-road parking, NO dust and is gated for your protection and greater sense of security. None of those puny views where you can only see it from one corner of the house! A nice porch facing the ocean and wrapping around to face the 7000 ft Sierra Laguna mountains, and a rooftop terraza with 360 degree views provide optimum space for dinning outside or having sunset drinks. Hammock, recliner, chairs and table available for your extensive hours outdoors chilling. The house is open and airy, with French doors that open onto the porch and allow refreshing breezes to flow through the house. You can even watch whales breaching in the Pacific while washing dishes! The walk-in shower has plenty of hot water and pressurized for a full flow.

Bordering 80+ acres of undeveloped, cactus forest provides one of the best natural settings around Todos. Wildlife abounds, including grey foxes that have denned nearby and osprey that catch their fish and perch in nearby cardon cactus to feast. Not to mention the whale migration and turtle nesting! Mountain biking and horseback riding right in the neighborhood.

Todos Santos is a small, friendly community that will engage all your senses and interests, in a relaxed setting! There is an interesting blend of international (US, Canadian, Italian, French) and Mexican cultures here that has produced an eclectic art, entertainment and food scene in town. Some other products of this cultural cross-pollination are the Todos Santos music festival, headed by REM musician Peter Buck with both Latin and rock music (in mid to late January), the Festival del Cine/Movie Festival (in March), the gastronomical festival (in spring), and a Mango festival (in summer), as well as many festive Mexican holidays. Casita de Luna is the perfect home base for your day trips into the Sierra Laguna mountains, the old mining town of El Triunfo, La Paz and even busy Cabo San Lucas.

Amenities

Todos Santos Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in shower with bench (to sit and wash your feet) and plenty of shelves and racks for towels and toiletries. Bathroom sink outside of toilet/shower area for easier access when shower or toilet is occupied!
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Studio with King size bed (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) if the king bed is separated. Mattress covers, sheets and comforters available for both situations.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
On 2 acres with gated side road for security and adjacent to undeveloped acres of old-growth cactus, will give you your perfect privacy and keep you away from road dust and minimal neighbors. Eighty acres of cactus forest to our south and 16 empty acres to the east. French doors open onto front porch with full, beautiful view of the Pacific ocean and SIerra Laguna mountains to the east. Fully solar powered with full water pressure and plenty of hot water!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

2 lots from beach, Seclusion of Nature, Ocean & Mountain Views, Low Rates
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Los Angeles, California
5

La solitud del viento

  • 5 of 5

Loved the seclusion. The silence. The waves at night, the cacti, the birds, the big eared rabbits in the morning. The view of Punta Lobos on my left. The walks on the dunes, the beach. This is a great place to isolate oneself and work on a project. I came to write and the eight days I was there, it was very productive. That location and magical landscape create a clean slate, a mirror..... , kind of like camping on a really nice tent. I highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful and peaceful casita

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our trip to Baja and I would definitely recommend the Casita de Luna to friends! Its located on a nice quiet spacious piece of land a little north of Todos Santos at the end of a sleepy beach road. You might see a few other people other around but you definitely feel the peace and quiet with waves crashing in the background! The casita was very clean and had all the supplies needed to make dinner and lounge on the porch. The cooler and beach umbrella were also extremely helpful on our beach adventures! It really is a very peaceful place to stay.

Also Cathy was an excellent host!! She responded to all my questions and emailed a helpful info sheet with directions to the casita and places in the area where to pick up groceries, beaches to visit , etc... It's just perfect! Thank you Cathy!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
5

Tranquil Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this casita justice. It's a lot closer to the beach than we thought it would be. It's only about a three minute walk. See the photo of the front of the house? I spent over a week sitting there almost all day.

We could see whales from the porch, tons of different birds and plants. There are about 5 neighbors. Just close enough so you don't feel completely isolated, but far enough that you can pretend you are isolated (if you want to). It's so tranquil and relaxing. The stars from the roof were amazing.

Summary: Everything you could need to feel like you are home. You can cook for yourself or drive about 10 minutes into town to eat at the many restaurants. Close to town and markets, but far enough away to feel at peace. Very affordable for the location. The owner was super-helpful and encouraged me to ask questions before our arrival. She sent an email to check in on us after the first day. She's so kind to share her home with you.

I really want to go back already.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A special treasure in Todo Santos

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed and Casa de Luna in Todo Santos and hope to come back and stay again. The property was very private and quiet, with ocean waves crashing in the distance, it was a peaceful and restful place to stay. The home was well equipped and we loved all the light coming in through the ample windows.

Our favorite time was sitting on the patio, morning coffee in hand, spotting whales spouting and breaching. The stars at night were spectacular as well. It was a short walk down the path to the nearby beach where you can take long walks by the ocean. The owner was helpful and attentive answering any questions quickly. It is obvious that they love and care for this property and is is awesome that they are willing to share this special treasure.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Leandro, CA
5

Perfect, simple little home with outdoor living

  • 5 of 5

This little casita was perfect for our family of four. There are windows everywhere so you can see the stars at night as you lay in bed.The open landscape in the yard allows you to see all the beauty of the ocean, as well as both sunrise and sunset views. It was a very quiet neighborhood, away from all the barking dogs and music that in town rentals come with.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I loved Casita Luna, it was perfect for me as a solo traveler seeking a retreat and quiet. It was just far enough out of town to be quiet, but close enough to everything I needed. (You do need a car) The place is clean, and I especially appreciated having screened doors and windows. It's not for someone who wants luxury, it's a basic, cozy place. Especially loved the porch with a view of the ocean where I saw whales more than once. The owner was extremely helpful, responsive to emails or calls, and had so much good information to share about the area. Really appreciated her very much! I hope to return, it is a special place. The only thing I would add is a little bedside lamp!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Los Cabos (SJD) or La Paz, Baja Calif Sur, Mexico
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
La Esquina
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
La Paz, BCS
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Cabo San Lucas
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Esquina
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
We're on it! Las Tunas Barrio
Car: recommended

We are located 10 minutes outside Todos Santos, about 45 minutes north of busy Cabo San Lucas, in the state of Baja California Sur. It is a scenic area with spectacular views every where you turn: historic mining town, waterfall, 7000 foot peaks in the Sierra Laguna mountains, pristine beaches, desert oasis with palm trees, expansive cardon cactus forests, cliffs along desert arroyos, a lagoon with plentiful and diverse bird populations. An abundance of natural wonders.

Whale watching, baby sea turtle releasing, beach combing, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, back packing, bird watching, horseback riding, star gazing, you name it, our area has it. Including shopping at boutiques and art galleries in Todos Santos - with complete range of restaurants from taco stands to international cuisine, and historic sight-seeing opportunities. Tour through town to see the dozen statuettes of the Todos Santos or All Saints. Many beaches you will have all to yourself. I'll help you with local information for your specifics needs - just ask!

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Rates & Availability

Todos Santos Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017 Special
Apr 15 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$75
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Special
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$45
$280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Special
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$70
$480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
November Rates
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$80
$530
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$85
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $120
Pet Fee $100

We require a $100 US dollar damage deposit and $20 cleaning deposit given to the property manager upon arrival, if not paid through VRBO. He will return damage deposit to you when you leave if no damage has occurred, other than small incidental wear and tear. The cleaning deposit also is returned unless you leave the place trashed. which has happened only once. A 3% fee added for credit card charge when paid through VRBO.Thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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