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Spectacular Villa on the Beach W/ Pool & Jacuzzi

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Set on 20 acres, the Villa is like your own Resort. Features over 600 feet of Beach Front Property, Pool, Jacuzzi & Swim Up Bar – located just north of the famous La Pastora Surfbreak.

The Villa’s Ground Floor offers a Full Kitchen with Butcher Block Island, Full Bathroom, Office, Living Room with Flat Screen TV with American Satellite Feed and DVD, and Indoor and Outdoor Dining Rooms that open up onto a huge Patio and Grass Lawn. The Villa is centered around an 8 foot Fountain that is in the front entryway of the house. The fountain is surrounded by Gas Lanterns, a Floating Glass Staircase, and a Retractable Glass-Tiled Skylight.

Walk up the Floating Glass Stairway to the Second Floor to find all 4 bedrooms, each with Private Bath, Balcony and Ocean Views. The two Junior Suites have Queen Beds and bathrooms with showers. The Two Deluxe Suites have King Beds with spacious bathrooms – one with a separate shower and double vanity, the other with a claw foot tub. The Third Level is a spacious Roof Terrace with Gas Fire Pit and Wet Bar - perfect for whale watching and sunsets.

The property is completely fenced in and extremely private. Enjoy the Palapa with Crow’s Nest, Private Beach Entrance, Pool, Jacuzzi, and Swim Up Bar. Wander the property and pick fruit off the mature mango, papaya, pomegranate, banana, lime and orange trees.

Perfect for weddings, family reunions, large groups.


Keywords: Beachfront Villa, Weddings, Surfing, Oceanfront Home with Pool and Jacuzzi, Todos Santos Boutique Hotel, Baja, Mexico Vacations

More Details

Jessica & Matt Canepa
Member since: 2007
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Jessica & Matt Canepa

My name is Jessica and my husband, Matt, and his business partner, John, bought our 45 acre Ranch in 2001. They came down the Baja Peninsula on a surf trip and camped on property just to the north of the Ranch. While on that trip, they walked into town and learned that our Ranch was for sale and they quickly decided to buy it! It was just raw land at the time and they started to develop the property in 2003. They designed and built the Villa themselves and completed construction in 2006.

Here's a little about our story...Matt and I met at the Villa in 2006 while on my family vacation. Lightning struck and Matt proposed one year later from the Crow's Nest of the Palapa and we were married here at Villa Santa Cruz in 2009. We lived up in the US for two years where I was a practicing attorney in Palo Alto, California. After too many hours spent at the office, we decided to give up the rat race for a simpler life in Todos Santos and we are now lucky enough to call it home.

Jessica & Matt Canepa purchased this villa in 2001


Todos Santos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (Agave Suite) - toilet , tub , shower , Double vanity, separate shower & tub
    Bathroom 2 (Ballena Suite) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw Foot Bath Tub/Shower Combination
    Bathroom 3 (Laguna Suite) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 (Granada Suite) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 (Downstairs Bathroom) - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Downstairs TV Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed in downstairs TV area - Queen Size
    Additional Items - 1 twin/ single , 2 baby crib , One twin size bed and 2 pack 'n play baby cribs available
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1), Portable Twin Bed (1), Baby Cribs (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
We also provide yoga mats and beach chairs/umbrellas.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

In Love

  • 5 of 5

We're completely head over heels for Villa Santa Cruz. This is the second year that we have rented Villa Santa Cruz (and the second house on the property) out for a long weekend with close friends. There is nothing not to love about the house and it’s incredible setting. We even had friends who got engaged on the beach just in front of the property during sunset. You can bet that we’ll be returning again next year. Until then, we'll be dreaming about Villa Santa Cruz!

Special thanks to Matt and Jessica for their wonderful hospitality! We know we're always in great hands with them.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here at the advice of dear friends. We decided on just two nights, so we could see more of the area we have fallen in love with. Mateo and Jessica have created a Shangri-la here. The villa is so spectacular that we did not leave for the entire time we stayed. They advertised breakfast and a small lunch; the food was delicious and fresh from the garden. Lunch was so generous that we did not need more food for dinner. On our next visit we will surely stay for longer at Villa Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Wedding at Villa Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

After having looked into wedding destinations from Bali to Belize, we settled on Villa Santa Cruz because it's a convenient trip for family and friends from the US. We investigated many options but the Villa Santa Cruz / Casa Tres Palmas duo seemed most promising, partially because the two were the perfect size for our wedding party, partially because they are beachfront, and partially because of the plethora of outdoor spaces (from a huge private pool to a beautiful palapa to a rooftop fire ring to miles of untouched sand).

We just got back to reality from our week at Villa Santa Cruz and we could not be happier. Here are some things you may want to know:

1. Jessica and Matt are gracious, kind, and engaged hosts. They maintain the perfect balance of being helpful without being intrusive.

2. The pool is better than advertised. The hot tub takes 30 minutes to heat up, but once it does, you're in heaven.

3. For a big enough group, it's ideal to rent both Villa Santa Cruz (four awesome rooms) and Casa Tres Palmas (three even larger rooms). They're on the same property and they share the pool and hot tub.

4. There are more spaces to relax than there will be people. The palapa is gorgeous and has two levels; the pool is large and has multiple recliners and tables; the kitchen is excellent and has some barstools for eating; there is an indoor and an outdoor dining room; the rooftop has two seating areas--one with a fire pit. I'm almost certainly leaving out some cozy spots, but hopefully you get the point--the place is huge and you can easily find seclusion.

5. The beach is rocky. If you have small children, you will definitely want to hang out by the pool rather than brave the waves. I'm an intermediate surfer and didn't feel entirely comfortable trying the shallow, rocky break a few minuted down the beach named La Pastora.

6. If you have the people and the means, hire Laura Felix as your cook. She does amazing Mexican meals. She catered us for seven breakfasts (big enough to be both breakfast and lunch) and two dinners (awesome fish tacos). She's also very reasonably priced--Jessica can set you up.

7. All bedrooms are upstairs. Agave has the nicest view and fireplace but all are nice.

8. Unless you're terribly messy, you won't need cleaning more than every other day. The half day rates offered by Jessica are reasonable and employ Mariella, who lives on site with her husband, Jose, who gardens.

Rent it.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dobbs Ferry, NY USA

The Most Beautiful Place I had Never Seen!

  • 5 of 5

I once had a beautiful villa that I stayed at in Monserrat until the volcano eruption wiped it all away. I thought I'd never see anything as beautiful until now. Villa Santa Cruz far exceeded my expectations and gave me a getaway destination to soothe the stress of everyday life. Be it exquisite views from the palapa or the rooftop fire pit, I was rewarded with eye catching vistas from every angle. I at once felt at home in these luxurious accommodations and the welcoming smile from our host Matt. I have since been talking about the Villa Santa Cruz with anyone who will pause long enough for me to bend their ear. My suggestion to you is that if you are looking for a memorable place to stay and decompress look no further than Villa Santa Cruz. You will be amazed. When you get there say hello to the other gracious host Freddie, the worlds greatest dog and companion.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Encinitas, CA

Villa Santa Cruz - Top Pick!

  • 5 of 5

If you're someone who enjoys pure relaxation in the privacy of beautiful beachfront grounds with a large, beautiful swimming pool that has views of the sun setting over the beach, not to mention potential world class surf right outside your window, this is the place for you. My experiece was a boys trip with our top priority surfling (we didn't have to go anywhere else and got great surf everyday), I know that the wife and kids would love the beautiful grounds, pool, beach and hospitality shown by our hosts. Thanks for a great trip Jessica and Matt!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was 4 guys in desperate need of a surf trip and some R&R. The Villa was perfect, and is simply an awesome place to spend some time. There were waves out front, a beautiful beach, and very few people to be seen anywhere.

This place is simply tremendous and a credit to the vision of the owners who built the place. I look forward to bringing my family back to enjoy it.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Los Cabos (SJD) or La Paz (LAP)
Nearest Point of Interest
Villa Santa Cruz - B&B / Vacation Rental
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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