|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
My husband and I just returned from a week in Mark's wonderful rental. The space is beautifully appointed, with a sparkling kitchen, a spacious bathroom, and a cozy living area. But the most spectacular aspect of the property is the spacious deck overlooking an ocean that is just steps away. We spent countless hours on that deck reading, listening to the waves, and looking for sea life through our binoculars. We saw fish leaping into the air, a school of dolphins surfing in the waves, and witnessed baby sea turtle releases just down the beach from the property. We were lulled to sleep nightly by the sound of the crashing waves. The kitchen gave us many dining options, and we shopped locally for fresh produce, home-made tortillas, and smoked fish, for creating simple meals at home. Mark gave us wonderful suggestions for dining in town, though, and every meal was better than the next. Mark is an avid fisherman, and he gave my husband some valuable insights into the fishing protocol of the area. One night Mark even graciously shared with us a meal of some freshly caught fish that he grilled beautifully. He gave us some spot-on directions to a couple of destinations that we wanted to hit on our way back to the Cabo airport, which saved us from our usual fate of getting massively lost. All I can say about our stay in this beautiful property is "Dios Mio, que perfecto!". We will be returning, and the sooner, the better!
My wife and I pored over almost every vacation rental in Todos Santos and finally booked the Whale View Inn. We hit the jackpot! This completely equipped second floor apartment stands alone directly on the beach with no neighbors on either side. There are expansive private decks and a covered patio with uninterrupted ocean views in either direction. The privacy is wonderful!
Mark, the owner, is very friendly and helpful with advice and local recommendations, but does not intrude. BTW he is an avid angler and knows the best markets and restaurants in the area. Despite the seclusion, it is only a few minute drive to town and markets. We loved every minute of our stay and guarantee that you will not regret choosing Whale View Inn. But just to be sure, we drove around and looked at the other places we searched on line, and Whale View just had no equal for privacy, beach access and views! We will definitely be returning!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 15 - Jan 7
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
$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.
First money gets the rental.