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Rancho Danza Del Sol (Sundance) - the whole ranch - a 25-Acre, Mango Ranch

Bedrooms 10
Space 40,000 sq ft
Property type villa


About the property

It's a mango/lychee ranch! There are 4 amazing casitas that can rent separately

Insane working Mango Ranch with 4 beautiful houses. All the casa guests share the plantation amenities: horses, corral, walking paths, serenity, grass tennis court, pool, etc. We have an open policy and the guests choosing us are all enjoying the amazing serenity of the property. Everyone feels like they are part of something special. The ranch is NEVER about the money. It's about people who want to experience something so unique and fun. Why rent a house, when you can rent a casa in a mango ranch! We always work with people's budgets. And until VRBO just changed their policy and required online booking, we always just accepted the payment as you showed up. I didn't build the ranch to be about the money. It's a retreat of just incredible good vibes and energy. Kids love it because it's literally like Narnia! Haha. And kids know instinctively they've arrived in Narnia. As a matter of fact, the ranch is zen leaves under all the trees. You can literally walk barefoot through the property because I cleaned it over the years of EVERY rock or sharp pokey thinks. We used to bring 20-30 kids there every weekend for 15 years and the kids were in heaven for the weekend playing, exploring, sitting by the chimenea fires at night, swimming, tennis, soccer and basketball in the day, eating amazing good food at the Esquina.

We are right off the beach in the perfect, most fertile growing zone of Todos Santos, 600 meters from the Hotel California and church square and 200m from the Esquina Restaurant with their amazing food.

This most beautiful gated, private rancho property in Todos Santos starts with a 400 yard driveway of palm trees. Guest villas are separated by about 50 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. Deysi and Ruben live on the property and are the two sweetest, friendliest couple you'll ever meet. the ranch hands wave as they plow by mule and keep the rancho immaculate and manicured. Deysi smiles as she makes your breakfast at your request. There are healthy trees everywhere giving you so much oxygen as you follow paths among the mango trees. Your amigos, friendly rescue dogs accompany you with their tails wagging for any exploring you want to do and they will tell you their stories. 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.


Casa Grande - located on Rancho Danza del Sol. The main house is very beautiful and amazing, looks like it’s been there for hundreds of years , and is serene and quite big two bedroom. We have extra mattress to sleep more people. two bedroom two bath. Where the pool is and tennis court.

Casa Abuelos - located on Rancho Danza del Sol. "grandparents house". Two bedroom two bath with a big sweet veranda overlooking lychee trees. Very private and guests love it. Has full kitchen and is really serene. (See pics).

Casa Caballos - located on Rancho Danza del Sol. Super sweet one bedroom (king, four post) with maybe one of the best outdoor kitchens I have ever seen. Very private. This casa is located below a big mango tree and has a little canal running by it.

Casa Arbol - located on Rancho Danza del Sol. The tree house. Amaaazing. Should be in better homes and Gardens. Three single beds, full kitchen and bathroom and you are up high amongst a really big mango tree.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Dirk

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). is an experience in learning what Todos Santos is all about.... a rural setting with modern amenities.

Dirk purchased this villa in 1998

Why Dirk chose Todos Santos

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.

What makes this villa unique

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 managers, Deysi and Ruben, are there to help you with anything. They are the two nicest most helpful people 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! Esquina, 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.


Todos Santos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 40
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Dialup Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Four amazing brick guest houses with pool, tennis court, horses, corrals surrounded by mango trees. Peaceful and beautiful. It's the most amazing experience you can imagine...


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Rancho Danza Del Sol (Sundance) - the whole ranch - a 25-Acre, Mango Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

  • 5 of 5

If you want to have an experience that opens your heart come to Rancho Danza Del Sol. It is peaceful, quiet, real, alive and as advertised. Dirk is straight up and honest. I truly believe he wanted us to experience the ranch as he created it and envisioned it for his family. We rented the entire place for a week (23 people 11 kids/ 12 adults)Not only is it a bargain, it allows for presence and kindness to easily manifest in each day. The doves sing in the morning, the dogs watch over and engage, the beach is a 7 minute walk and the sky is oh so blue. The rooms have panache and it has enough grooviness that you feel love at every corner. Oh did I forget to mention you have a full tennis court and soccer field sunken into the earth (we played stuff all day and night). The town of Todos Santos is close enough for a dabble but also far enough from the "hipster gringo surf art" that pervades the surrounding area. Would rent again without any hesitation.


  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Garth. You guys are always welcome back to Rancho Danza del Sol ! You lived the ranch perfectly with your entire clan! Loved having you there. The dogs miss you guys! See you soon. And thank you! Saludos Dirk
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Christmas at Rancho Danza Del Sol!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous Christmas with friends and family on the Mango farm. The location was perfect, the farm beautiful, Ruben was always smiling and helpful and the dogs were good company. It was spacious and secluded, with everything we needed on-site (and more- corn hole - who would have guessed?!), but a short walk to the beach or quick drive to town. THANK YOU ALL!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you from all of us at Rancho Danza del Sol. You’re always welcome to come back to Narnia. Ruben will have more coconuts for you! Saludos dirk
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so so much Dirk for sharing your paradise! We had an amazing stay! If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Every detail, the furnitures, the ornaments, the architectures was so unique! We enjoyed every space of your paradise, played tennis, swam and dive in the pool, walking in the property at night with romantic lights, walking at the quiet long beach for the sunset... We didn't want to go anywhere. You will never regret with this amazing place! We will definitely come back! Can't wait!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. You are always welcome back to the Rancho Danza del Sol! Saludos dirk
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perfect birthday presence

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Positive and Relaxing space

  • 5 of 5

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”.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ridgefield, WA

Wonderful, relaxing and authentic

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Esquina Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Hotel California. Santa Fe. Esquina. Tacos!
Car: recommended

beekeeping, mango picking, macadamia nut picking, coffee bean picking, tennis, basketball, nature walks, whales right off the beach




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.