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OCEANFRONT! Whale View Inn

Bedrooms 1
Space 630 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


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.

Mark Grivas
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Mark Grivas

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

Why Mark Grivas chose Todos Santos

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.


Todos Santos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 630 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Mexican tiled sink, toilet and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One bedroom casita
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Fishing charters available, boat or surf.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Great Couples Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just got back from a great stay at Mark's Whale View Inn. We only stayed there 3 nights/ 4 days but we wish we stayed there much longer. The house was very comfortable and the views were spectacular. I spent every morning fishing with Mark off of the beach where I hooked 2 rooster fish due to Mark's great advice. While I fished my wife would take a nice walk along the beach where the sand was perfect and the crowds were minimal (i.e. maybe 1-2 other people on the entire beach). In the afternoon my wife and I would hang out on the porch and soak in the beautiful views with maybe a siesta and cold beer. Then in the evenings we would watch the sunset from the porch followed by a great dinner from one of the many options in Todos Santos.

I highly recommend staying at the Whale View Inn. Especially if you like spectacular views, fun fishing, great food, nice walks on the beach, and comfortable accommodations.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Week In Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beachfront retreat

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Place. Incredible Property

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
San Jose del Cabo
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Cabo San Lucas
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 16.0%

$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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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