Bellaterra: To Spectacular and Beyond!
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About Ruth Jordan
Ruth Arnett Jordan has been on a serious quest for Truth for over three decades. Born in England, she immigrated with her family to the San Diego area in the late 60s. After high school, she received her BA from UC, Santa Cruz (Go Banana Slugs!) and was on her way to earning her Masters from the New School of Social Research in New York City when the opportunity of a lifetime presented itself in the guise of returning home to care full time for her quadriplegic mother. This experience in "selflessnes" lead to a full immersion in the ways of mysticism and contemplation. 19 months after her mother's death, she met a wonderful, though significantly older gentlemen, whom she married and enjoyed six years with. Three weeks after his death, Ruth found herself at Bellaterra and began dreaming about sharing this spectacular, restorative, healing place with others...
Ruth Jordan purchased this Estate in 2017
Why Ruth Jordan chose Todos Santos
This spectacular home with unparalleled ocean views is located in a biologically unique environment at the edge of a protected federal zone. Because the land in front can never be built on, the peace and serenity of the area will be preserved.
What makes this Estate unique
With our onsite chef service, there is no need to ever leave the property during your stay. If your goal is to completely destress and recharge, this. Is. It!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Events may be allowed, subject to Owner approval.
Home is not child-proof, please supervise children
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Really enjoyed Todos Santos - our timing was perfect for the big festival in town. The house was comfortable and the view of the ocean was great.
Great property, with great views. Property management was always available via text to answer any questions throughout our stay. Highly recommended
Great property. Wonderful on site manager, Excellent location for getting away from busy city life..
The rooms that has not ocean view is set back since it is not disclosed on the webpage. Still great property... Loved it.
Perfect for our group of 10 friends!
The short review if you just want to get right down to it would be this: This place is fantastic, just as advertised and we would stay here again in a heart beat so we can highly recommend it. Primarily, it was fun, beautiful, SAFE and Arturo, the on site manager, was beyond helpful.
For a longer review if you are new to this area and are trying to decide if this is the exact spot for you I'll say a bit more...
The house is located about 3ish miles past (north) of Todos town center and in our van it took about 15 min...if you have to drive at night do it slow for the sake of random road condition and literally horses on the road at times...but all things considered driving in this area is extremely easy and we felt safe everywhere we went. The house itself is fantastic. The photos represent the house very accurately but the the upstairs rooms can only be access from the outside stair case (more on this later with the keys). One of the upstairs bedrooms is actually located from a separate exterior staircase and is almost apart from the house and does not get a view which was something that caught our group unexpected. I would say that the house is NOT kid friendly for anyone that has toddlers due to the large drop off form the patio...but totally fun for any adults. We all felt extremely safe the entire time in the area and in the house (big gate around the place)...although you are kinda in the middle of nowhere, there are several other houses around you so you don't feel like you're on an island. I'll say again that Arturo is the Man!!! He was there promptly to check us in, helped us via text message and was extremely helpful the entire time...you have to go check out his BBQ joint down the street!
With that said if I was going give constructive criticism for the house it would be the house keys--upon check in, you are given a key chain with about 15 unmarked keys on them. As its best to keep the gate and the house lock at all times even when you are in it this became a bit of a running (not so funny) joke--1 key for the gate, 1 for the front door, 1 for the upstairs doors, 1 for the exterior room and so on......this should not keep you from renting this house, but you will know just what I'm referring to after about day 2 when your rattling keys and wondering who has the set so you can get into your room or into the house in the early morning.
So with all that, I hope this helps you find your perfect spot in Todos...this was ours!
We had a lovely vacation. The pictures don't do the house justice; it's far more beautiful in person. All the bed were comfortable too!
Spacious home in a beautiful location
My family and a group of friends had a lovely stay at this home in Todos Santos. Everything met or exceeding expectations. It was a very spacious home with lots of room for us to spread out, a short walk to a beautiful beach, and a lovely outdoor patio to enjoy coffee and margaritas.
A couple of notes highlighted elsewhere to be aware of when making your selection. It's not a swimming beach (the surf is too strong) but the kids had a great time playing in the sand and it was great for walks. The pool isn't heated so it's a little chilly in the winter months (the kids didn't mind). The upstairs bedrooms are only accessible through an outside staircase. Not a problem at all as they are two bathrooms up there but it might impact sleeping arrangements. Finally, we worked with Arturo to have dinner prepared one evening and it was a highlight of the trip.
Otherwise, a great time. Day trips to Playa Cerritos, Playa Los Palmas, Todo Santos, and La Paz. We also booked yoga at the nearby yoga retreat (Pachamama) and massages at Spa California. We'd definitely go back.
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