Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Poolside Privacy Where the Growing Fields Meet the Beach

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms,4 half baths,2 full bath, one double outdoor shower (sleeps 10-12)

Villa Del Faro Baja is listed in the '08 Baja Moon Traveler's directory as the only family style villa in the area. We are a unique Baja residence with a private salt pool, hot tub and thrilling 27' water slide for all ages! Our villa is surrounded by growing fields of basil and calla lilies, yet 200 yds from beautiful, deserted Gavilan beach. Our location is ideal in that we are between two of the best surf breaks in Baja, Cerritos and San Pedrito, a 7 minute drive to each. Cerritos Beach Club offers several casual dining choices directly on the best swim beach in Baja. You can take surf lessons or just watch the surfers as they amaze you with their airborn tricks.

If you'd prefer to have quiet time by the pool in the shade,watch your children play on the trampoline, shoot basketball on the deck, play horse shoes or have some games on our new bocce ball court. The fibre optic colors at night surrounding the pool and hot tub accent our outdoor fireplace, kitchen and dining area. This is where most of your group will hang out each evening. We also offer a large indoor family room with a full modern kitchen, table seats 12. This gathering spot has a 52' flat screen TV w cable and a pool table. Our ping pong table is always a hit, day or night, for fun after the beach. If you prefer some nap time, there are seven hammocks throughout the property, with mountain and ocean views.

6th private bedroom with full bath and mini kitchen available upon request for an additional $500 per week tied into an existing rental.

This compound is the vision of a master builder, originally conceived as his family retreat. This a casual place that feels like a real home, not a hotel.

Escape from the touristy Cabo condo scene and lay back by your private pool without having to go anywhere....

Keywords: Villa, private pool

More Details

David Raitt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About David Raitt

David is a touring musician (Baja Boogie Band) and a master yurt builder

His company designs and builds yurts world wide.

David Raitt purchased this villa in 2003

Why David Raitt chose El Pescadero

Great location between two of the best surf/swim beaches in Baja

Not the Cabo condo scene!

Surrounded by organic growing fields

Now only 45 minutes from both Cabo and La Paz on new 4 lane highway

12 miles from Todos Santos, famous artists community with studios, galleries and craft shops.

February brings the Todos Santos Film Festival with independent Latin films, as well as, the Todos Santos Music and Art festivals.

There are numerous excellent restaurants to choose from, all within a short drive from the villa.

Spectacular sunsets, numerous secluded beaches down dirt roads and a constant dry temperature of 80 to 84 from Dec through July.

What makes this villa unique

Our Villa is ideal for groups and families with many activities on the premises for your entertainment.

Our guests lounge and eat around the pool and hot tub, play pool in the family room and watch TV at night by the indoor gas fireplace. Play ping pong or Bocci Ball.

Truly a 'home away from home'.


El Pescadero Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , Double shower by pool area
    Bathroom 7 - Next to volleyball court
    Bathroom 3 - Off family room
    Bathroom 4 - Off family room
    Bathroom 5 - shower , 1st floor tower bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - 3rd floor tower bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - 2nd floor tower bedroom
  • One private full bath on 1st floor tower bedroom. 4 bedroom half baths (2 in family room, one in each tower bedroom on 2nd and 3rd floors) Double outdoor shower by pool area. Half bath in laundry room by pool. Additional full bath by volleyball court.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • One King bed in one bedroom off of the family room. 3 Queen Bedrooms. Two twin beds in 2nd story bedroom of tower. Convertible futon in ladder access fort. Extra Day bed/ sleep sofa n Family room. Crib and highchair available upon request.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
2 outdoor wood fireplaces in outdoor kitchen poolside bar with Satellite T.V., Volleyball court, tetherball, horse shoe pit, night ping pong court, fort lookout with futon, 27' water slide


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

93% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
6% Complete
Poolside Privacy Where the Growing Fields Meet the Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Petaluma, California

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Villa del Faro Baja was GREAT. We had 12 family members stay at the villa and 4 additional every night for dinner. We had the caretakers wife and friend makes us dinner the first night after everyone arrived and that was a good idea from the owner. The caretaker (Armondo) was good to work with and made sure everything was taken care of. The owner was easy to work with and everyone enjoyed our week at the villa. I would recommend staying at the villa for a relaxing week to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great property rental for families

  • 5 of 5

David's property is ideal rental for families of all ages. We held a cousins and their family reunion the week of Christmas week at the Villa; The Villa is a creation from a master builder,who had put a lot of thoughts in the layout and renewal energy. As parents of young children, we appreciate the details such as having 5 gal drinking water dispensers, dish and laundry soaps, paper towels, toilet papers available through out the property. David was available onsite through out the stay to make sure that everything was working and to answer our questions, and at the same time he was sensitive to our need for privacy. The property has everything for everyone. We had a large group, ranging from 18 months to 70 years old. Everyone felt they had their own privacy and had fun with the family. I highly recommend having dinner catered the first night by David's staff. David had hot food and the hot tub waiting for us the first night. His ground keeper also arranged fishing charters. We do not like resorts and this quiet farm community provided the perfect ideal beach vacation destination. The Villa is surrounded by Basil and Cherry tomatoes farms. We loved the quaint but yet comfortable setting. The kids loved the beach and thought the drive over the hills to get to the beach was an adventure. e ate most of our meals in so the outside bar, pool, and kitchen was great. We plan on recommending this property to our friends and will return with friends and families. We gave it five stars because it met all all our needs and plus more.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Seattle, WA


  • 5 of 5

Large party of 12, used all the rooms and were exceptionally pleased with our stay. every imaginable amenity, good location, care-taker was quite helpful and attentive. even the weather complied--not too hot in late june, cool breeze from the ocean. would come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Occidental, California, USA

A stupendous holiday

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Villa Del Faro for six days with my wife and my 20-year-old daughter. It was one of the best vacations I've had in a long time. The owner, David Raitt, went out of his way to make us feel welcome. Unlike many places I've stayed, the furnishings, pool, buildings, and rooms were as nice as they looked in the photos. The buildings were all built by the owner, who is a professional builder, and his pride in his profession is obvious throughout.

I'd been to Mexico, but never to southern Baja. I found the locals to be very pleasant and welcoming. There is also a large expatriate community, which means it is possible to get a good cup of coffee. Although I speak fluent Spanish, a surprising number of the locals speak English, more so than on the Mexican mainland.

The buildings at Villa del Faro have a distinct Mexican flavor, are easy on the eyes, and work well. The hot tub was hot and the pool was cool. We were there for a Wednesday afternoon volleyball and music party which was great fun.

My only complaint about the whole trip had to do with the surf. I'm a surfer, and there are two good breaks within a couple of miles of the Villa ... but the surf gods are cruel, they love to toy with men's plans, and as a result there was only a couple of feet of surf for the six days I was there. Of course, the day after I left the surf went up to six feet, so I'm sure it'll be better for your holiday.

But of course, Villa Del Faro doesn't rule the surf. I know that, because if they did it would have been one of the many things that David Raitt would have worked on until it was perfect, six foot every day with an offshore breeze.

Oh, yeah, I saw a whale cruising by on its trip north. The Villa is only a few blocks from a lovely beach. and the whales go by twice a year on their annual migration to Alaska ... awesome.

Overall? I give the highest marks to Villa del Faro and to the owner.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0
New Hampshire, USA

Christmas in Baja

  • 5 of 5

We spent a glorious 10 days over the Christmas and New Year holidays. We had extended family in our group ranging in age from 10 to 54. The villa is a perfect lodging option for such a range of ages. When not surfing or swimming at nearby Cerritos beach, the kids passed the days playing pool inside or playing ping pong outside. The salt water pool while chilly (we elected not to avail ourselves the option to pay for the heat) equipped with exhilarating water slide followed by the warm jacuzzi was also a favorite pastime. There is a horseshoe pit and volleyball court on the property. The outside kitchen was home to afternoon blender drinks, while the grill and rotisserrie were handy for cooking dinner for a group our size. The outside space is ideal for sunbathing while also providing adequate shade cover. There are many places to congregate and the firepit and small raised fireplace at the outside dining area make for magical evening spots.The villa has everything you need for cooking and the towel supply was ample. It was key that we had a washer and dryer available to us and the outside shower had great water pressure. We were delighted to have iPod players and wifi available.

We did have some issues with water supply but the problem was wrestled to the ground quickly by the available, competent,and gregarious caretaker. There are also a few beach chairs and umbrellas for guests.

Pescadero is a quiet residential neighborhood with a surf break on the far side of the mile plus beach. There is a great Internet cafe, Baja Beans (closed Mondays) about 1 mile away...awesome pastries and coffee drinks. There are a few local eateries that are a great option if you do not want to travel into Todos Santos.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
San Diego

Paradise in Baja Mexico

  • 5 of 5



 Stayed at the villa scouting locarions for a yoga retreat . I truly fell in love with the villa and  this area of baja no stress just relaxation .  I appreciated the availability of Local organic vegetables and meat ,even local fishermen drive up the road by the house and honk the horn offering freshly caught seafood .  

The villa itself is so large and accommodating, The owner really thought of everything.

My days started with yoga on the large deck upstairs over the main house . followed by a dip in the pool  The pool itself is amazing and going down the slide into the pool can make anyone feel like a 8 year old . then i would cruise down to the organic espresso bar that had opened recently at the end of the road with a variety of quiches and scones that were so amazing I had to take a few to go for the late risers . 

Then off to the beach Los  Cerritos is just down the road and is the best swimming and surf beach and it's not crowded at all , i am so used to California beaches  being overcrowded . Back to the villa for more yoga ,pool ,slide, volleyball , and hot tub time .

Great restaurants to pick from in town even earthen oven pizza at the end of the road. Todos Santos is just north about 15 minutes with a great farmers market , art galleries amazing restaurants as well . 

 I stayed in the top floor of the yurt tower a creation of master builder David . So awesome loved the feel and energy of the round yurt tower room . Going to sleep at night with the sound of waves and the big round skylight gazing at the stars . Completely magical experience all around, I didn't want to leave .

I would highly recommend the villa for families or a group that is looking for their own private paradise .    






  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 1


Los Cerritos beach club, Surf lessons, Ultra light rides, live music. We are located between San Pedrito & Los Cerritos surf breaks. Cerritos is best for swimming. On site bocce ball court, horse shoe pit, trampoline, basketball hoop on upper deck,27' water slide, pool and hot tub.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund