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Cathy Stewart

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

2 lots from beach, Seclusion of Nature, Ocean/Mtn Views, Low Rates

10 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Todos Santos Studio Rental Photos and Description

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. Summer, fall and spring special rates ranging from $35 to 70/night. Plus, it's green: solar for electricity and sink and shower water goes out to the garden - and we are committed to growing native, protected and water conserving species at our place.

The perfect base for your outdoors excursions and relaxing vacation. A beach cabana studio with clear views and few neighbors, your private bungalow. Located on 2+ acres and adjacent to 80 undeveloped acres of cactus, 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! See our web site for more photos: www 'dot' sites 'dot' google 'dot' com/site/todoscasadeluna/

Casita de Luna is all about privacy and relaxation, a nature-oriented get-away. You'll go to sleep to the sound of waves crashing and wake to doves cooing. You 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 and road-runners skittering across the road. The star gazing will take your breath away (it does mine). Peace and tranquility - come down to sit on the porch and 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

* 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.

* Stairs to terraza 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 for breakfast or beer and free wifi (will consider installation on request), or buy an international data package for our smart phone for a month (cell phone coverage is good).

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, 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. Contact us for an affordable vacation spot and info on the local attractions.

The local 16% IVA Tax is included. Alternative many renters have used is to send me a check for reservation deposit, and save you the extra service fee cost!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Cathy Stewart (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Cathy Stewart

We have 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, 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 helped 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. We have 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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

2 lots from beach, Seclusion of Nature, Ocean/Mtn Views, Low Rates
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
5

Incredible Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent an amazing week in Todos Santos this past February. Casita de Luna was the perfect home base - amazing view of the ocean, short walk to the beach, and overall very cute, clean, and comfortable. We rented a car (which I would definitely recommend) but the casita is within walking distance of the beach and the grocery story. We had coffee and breakfast on the porch every morning and watched for whales (we saw several!), wandered around the friendly town of Todos Santos, and explored the many beaches in the area. Cathy was incredibly helpful while we planned for our trip and the property manager was kind and accommodating. Hoping to return sooner than later!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco
4

Cute little house on a nice beach

  • 4 of 5

Very quaint and cute house in an excellent location on the beach in Todos Santos. We enjoyed walking to the beach daily and watching the sunset. The rooftop deck is great for enjoying the views of the neighborhood, the ocean and sunsets. The location of the house is hard to beat - it has a large yard and is surrounded on two sides by vacant land. Lots of space to enjoy yourself. The owner, Cathy, was extremely responsive and a lovely hostess. Thank you again for allowing our dogs to accompany us - they really enjoyed the proximity to the beach, daily beach runs, and relaxing in the large yard. We all enjoyed watching the local wildlife, including large jack rabbits, lizards, and many beautiful birds that would come out at dusk (my favorites are the ones I describe as wearing "top hats"). The house is a very close distance to all the restaurants and shops in town. The house is powered by solar, and we learned not to use too many devices at once. Thanks again for a lovely experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great rental

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from it all this is the rental for you. Casita de luna is a small, clean, comfortable but simple space, close to the ocean but not too close to the town of Todos Santos. Probably best to have a car if you rent here but perfectly located if you do. The owner was great. Very responsive. We recommend this this place highly

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Casita magico

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week enjoying the peace and relaxation of Casita de Luna. Owner is friendly and very responsive to questions before and during stay. Location is excellent for taking in nature, which abounds. The charming town is just minutes away. The diversity of songbirds, and spotting whales off the coast right from the little covered patio, a delight. The casita is comfortable and well cared for.The only thing I could have wished for was a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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prineville oregon USA
5

Rented in March 2014

  • 5 of 5

Casita de luna was the perfect spot for our week in Todos Santos while visiting friends. My husband and I had no car but friends took us around the area most of our stay. We walked to the shops in town along the ocean side roads one day and the round trip was about 7 miles. It is an interesting walk away from the busy paved main road passing mansions and local Mexican homes while wending through a bit of desert and along some of the dunes. If one has no transport though I would recommend acquiring something for getting around when one needs supplies or for further exploring.

In our view this little rental was unbeatable and we will return when we’re able. It is aesthetically pleasing- simple, efficient, immaculate, a very comfortable bed and well stocked with vacation amenities… comfy movable chairs, guide books, reading material, extra kitchen items like seasonings, dry goods, condiments … flashlights, candles- extra toiletries like shampoo and bug spray…good bottled water. Plentiful hot water, lights and a very nice shower.

The ocean location is just right. Away from beach traffic but an easy stroll to it, quiet with the ocean waves echoing as in an amphitheater with the changing tides, and the moonlight over the white casita and the sand, spilling though windows- magical and amazing, a real retreat.

The natural world access from this casita is wonderful. A short walk brings one to the hatching sea turtle release site where you can join in watching the babies make their dash to the Pacific Ocean. Whales do pass and keeping eyes open even in rough waters from the kitchen window we viewed a humpback breaching. One will see ocean and desert birds, and the view from the protected rooftop perch, perfect for a pause and a sit down is splendid.

So in our view, the owner has it just right for the makings of a trip of a lifetime. We recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great little quiet place!

  • 4 of 5

One morning we drank coffee on the porch and watched whales breeching, listening to the many different birds singing!! Love this quiet little place. We were able to save money by buying food at some of the local markets and cook at home. Casita De Luna is in a great location, close enough to town and an easy drive to many different beaches. The people in Todos Santos were welcoming, friendly. The owner of Casita De Luna was very helpful, giving us tips for our trip. The Casita is clean and well stocked with spices and such for cook - and books! Definitely worth checking this great little place out!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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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. A festival 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Special
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$35
$250
 
 
Fall Special
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$70
$480
 
 
Spring 2017 Special
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$75
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$80
$525
 

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. 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.Thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
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 ...
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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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!

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