Serene Mango Ranch with beautiful brick house, La Casa Grande, which is one of 5 casas onsite that share ALL the amenities: horses, corral, walking paths, serenity, grass tennis court, pool right off the beach in the perfect growing zone of Todos Santos, 600 meters from the church square in the best fertile growing area. This most beautiful gated, private rancho property in Todos Santos starts with a 400 yard driveway of palm trees. Guest villas are separated by hundreds of yards of manicured mango groves. Each guest house decorated with natural four post beds made locally.
Designed originally as a lifestyle retreat ranch and yoga retreat, this most unique property is an experience in nature and serene quality. Wake up surrounded by 25 acres of operational mango farm. Hugo and Vicente the ranch hands wave as they plow by mule and keep the rancho immaculate and manicured. Anjelica, the cleaning lady, smiles as she makes your breakfast on the outdoor bbq. Exotic trees are everywhere as you follow paths among the mango trees. Three friendly dogs accompany you with their tails wagging for the exploring hike. As you pass the corral, the three beautiful horses greet you. Tennis, swimming pool and walk to town. The awesome 6,000 foot Sierra Laguna mountain range to the east with sunset and beach to the west..
exhale. you are in paradise.
Keywords: Working mango rancho, in perfect location, 600 yards from Church square. Beautiful brick guest houses in privacy, hand made 4-post beds and furniture. Nicest property in Todos Santos. Serene, peaceful, secure and private. Most amazing experience you could find in Todos Santos. Gated, with 400 yard palm driveway. Caretaker Hugo lives there and is amazing...maid, cook also.. Horses, corral, tennis court, swimming pool, 25 acres of paradise, 1000's of trees - walk to the beach or town. You wake up with doves everywhere calling, coffee with ranch hands if you want - and you go to bed with a nice fireplace - an amazingly peaceful working ranch with incredible facilities.
Raised in Brasil, Peru, Scotland, Phillipines and the US. Played pro tennis four years and developed a rehab sports medicine company which was sold. Todos Santos simply has the best and healthiest weather in the world! The rancho is set up like Narnia. Its an escape into nature and peace. Designed as a lifestyle retreat and professional sports team building retreat, the rancho expresses nothing but good harmony. From the humane society dogs, to the ranch hands, to the thousands of trees, to the brick casitas (which we put mud inside the concrete so that they would be more zen and peaceful and calming). ....this is an experience in learning what Todos Santos is all about.... a rural setting with modern amenities.
The Owner purchased this villa in 1998
Todos Santos has more centenarians (over 100 years) per capita than anywhere in North America. i found that fact unique and interesting 18 years ago and realized that the rural lifestyle, the large families that grew up together in this small town, the predominant church in the main square, the absolutely perfect, dry weather all year - all lent themselves to people living long and well here. I began buying land from local farmers 15 years ago and aggregated it into one rancho. 'Sundance' as we call it.
Close to the main square, yet still in the rural part of Todos Santos. And yet right on the beach! Peaceful, quiet, with a long 400 yard driveway of Royal Palms and Coco Palms (yes, you can have fresh coconut juice!). You see, Todos Santos is unique. There is a lot of water. The rancho is located about 15 meters above the lowest part, the bajio, where a river literally runs underground. But that zone is cold in the morning as the mountain air flows off the Sierra Laguna range to the east. Too much water is also difficult to control. This rancho is just at the perfect location.
Its so quiet and there are hundreds of doves that live on the property in all the mango trees. Mornings are full of dove cooing. In spring, like April, the mango trees are flowering and our 4 bee boxes provide hundreds of bees for every tree. You can walk right up to a tree and the honey bees are so busy they can't even care about you.
The Rancho is about open air, space and peaceful nature. You can't help it. You're surrounded by twenty five acres of heavenly mango trees. Your guest villa is beautifully appointed with locally made furniture including the four post beds. The Rancho manager, Hugo, is there to help you with anything. He is the nicest, most helpful man you will ever meet. You are close to town, yet you are totally in a mango ranch designed as a Yoga and Lifestyle Retreat. There is a grass tennis court, swimming pool, corrals, horses and peaceful walking/hiking. You can drive to Cerritos Beach for surfing in 10 minutes or Pastora in 5 minutes down a dirt road. The restaurants in Todos Santos honestly include the best in all of the Baja! Hotel California and Santa Fe Cafe are insanely good.
Enjoy life the way it was meant to be. Wake up to the smell of coffee with the ranch hands. Smell the air from the mango trees. Listen to the doves calling all morning. Walk to town, go surfing, ride mountain bikes. You are in heaven.
My friends and I just got back from celebrating a pair of birthdays during a magical week in the lovely Casa de los Abuellos. With its two full bathrooms, the casita is perfect for two couples or a family. We cooked many meals in the shared kitchen with fresh groceries from the nearby stores and farmer's stand, which even had fresh chicken and eggs! The four-legged Cody, Diana and Apolo are an adoring and constant presence. If not for them, we wouldn't have discovered the enormous roof deck on which we fell asleep most nights under a star-filled sky. The small pool is soothingly warm by late morning. The walk into town is pleasant and full of interesting sights; you can break it up with a stop at La Esquina. Hugo is dependably sweet and very helpful. While we never did meet Anjelica while we were there, we certainly felt her presence in the casa's impressive cleanliness.
There are things to be aware of (though these are far from a complaint): this is rustic living, and as such, there's a limited supply of potable water. Be prepared to buy water, or bring your own purifier to cut down on the plastic. The horses are gone, and the nearest beach is impossible to swim in, but the waves are savagely beautiful. If you're finding your way for the first time, just follow the signs for Sole Caliente; you'll see the Rancho on your left. When you get there, it's too easy to just want to hang around the rancho staring at the hooded orioles and magnificent frigatebirds. Bring binoculars. Bring watercolors. Bring your best camera. And leave your stress behind.
My dog and I spent a fantastic two months at the ranch! There were so many positives I am sure I cannot list them all; but here is an attempt:
• Conditions were just as described: a working ranch surrounded by wildlife and orchards and amazing, courteous staff (Hugo – head ranch man, Anjelica – housekeeper extraordinaire!, Vincente – ranch hand).
• Most of our stay was at the Casita de Caballos. Perfect for one or two people. Or, in my case, one person and one dog.
• Being a dog lover is important here, as there are five “ranch dogs”. They are all friendly rescue dogs and if I understand correctly Dirk has rescued most; if not all from troubled lives and brought them here to this serene place.
• There is a quick walk to the beach from the ranch and it makes for an amazing sunset stroll! Just ask Hugo for a flashlight and listen to the sound of the waves for direction.
• If you want to do something other than the beach there is a tennis court at the ranch, as well as a well-used, but still use-able gym area and basketball court and a small, serene pool.
If you find yourself lucky enough to stay here, please know that Dirk will go out of his way to arrange things before hand and make sure you are settled in. And once you are, Hugo and Anjelica will make sure your stay is more than pleasant.
This is a place I would stay again and I would recommend to anyone who wants to visit Todos Santos “off the beaten path”.
The Rancho is a PERFECT stay if you don't want the typical hotel experience. Very restful, quite, and "local" in flavor. The road into the Rancho is dirt/bumpy but you really are only about 7 minutes from town/Hotel California and once you've driven it once you can find your way. You can't see the ocean from the Rancho but you can hear it at night - very soothing!. Hugo is a delightful man - very helpful but doesn't speak English. The dogs are so FUN! They slept on our porch at night keeping watch....SWEET! Dirk is full of good information and very helpful. I HIGHLY recommend staying at the Casa de los Abuellos - it has a full kitchen/fridge (no oven) and a lovely, huge covered patio for relaxing. Just do it!!
We spent a magical Christmas in the most beautiful surroundings of this amazing Rancho. Hugo and the dogs made us feel so welcome and really enjoyed having close access to Todos Santos along with the most beautiful stretch of unspoilt, empty beach. Would highly recommend exploring the surroundings by foot and just taking in the tranquil atmosphere.
3 of my friends and I stayed on the Ranch for a 10 day vacation and absolutely fell in love with it! It is beautiful, peaceful and safe. Although Dirk was not there during our visit, he was super helpful with planning, pictures and navigation. Hugo is amazing! In addition to playing tennis with us, he also is a great guy to get to know and happy to share his knowledge of the area. We had a late night minor plumbing issue (our fault-we inadvertently turned the water off to the treehouse, oops) that he was immediately available to correct. We had planned on spending most of our time at the beach, but ended up lounging at the pool almost every day because we were so comfortable and felt so at home there. The dogs were wonderful! We loved every minute on the ranch (I'm actually trying to figure out how to move there :)
If you're looking for a vacation that allows for R&R and some adventure, or just the R&R, this is the perfect place to go! I would not hesitate to travel there by myself, as a couple, small group or an entire family gathering spot. It is divine!
Thank you to Dirk & Hugo for making our stay at Rancho Danza Del Sol a beautiful experience. We rented the entire rancho (which my Mom prefers to call a magnificent plantation) for a week in November. We have a small house in downtown Todos that was not yet wedding worthy or big enough. So we already knew of Todos charms but had no idea about this unique & breathtaking slice of heaven tucked away in "la otre lado".
From the turn through the gates your heart is excited & you are ready to explore. We had all of our dearest peeps with us & felt as if we had entered our own little haven. We had the actual ceremony at the main house with the pool & tennis court as a backdrop. Our boys & guests loved the pool (deep enough to cannonball into) & the basketball and tennis court were fabulous. Especially lit up at night. Shooting hoops at midnight in the warmth of the Baja night was a real treat. The treehouse, Casa los Abuelos & the smallest casita were so perfect. My new husband & I enjoyed the privacy that the space between the places allowed. And the pathways made for a great stroll as we went off to visit one another, or just take in a different view.
Dirks right hand man, Hugo was fantastic & always helpful. We didn't even know he was there unless we needed him.
The beauty of the landscape was so relaxing. The lizards abound, too many to count & our 9 year old is a young Darwin, so this was his highlight. The owls in the palm trees at dusk were majestically surreal & having the dogs follow us everywhere, had us feeling at home.
Thank you to Dirk for sharing his cherished mecca for our special week. Thank you to Hugo for his help when needed & beautiful smile.( Mi mama, Dulce Maria Candida, dice "Hola"). And Thank you to the hounds, Lassie, Peto, Apollo, Dingo & Samanta for their company :)
I would suggest this place for a family reunion or a quiet getaway for 2. A couple of our local friends were blown away by this property & talked about how they would love to rent it for fun with friends & family. It is that special.
Viva Rancho Danza Del Sol.
Gracias desde el Canadiense, Americano y Danes grupo :)
beekeeping, mango picking, macadamia nut picking, coffee bean picking, tennis, basketball, nature walks, whales right off the beach
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