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The Lettuce Debacle and Breaking Ground on the Villa (2002 – 2003)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are proud to post the next installment in the adventure of Villa Santa Cruz.  If you have not yet read the first entry about how Matt & John found the land, check it out here –  Blog Post #1:  The Journey Begins! Buying the Property (2001 - 2002). Happy Reading! The Lettuce Debacle and Breaking Ground on the Villa (2002 - 2003) Matt and John were deep in it. It was September 2002 and they were now the proud owners of a very raw 45 acre parcel of land that needed work. It had no infrastructure, no easy way to access…

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The Journey Begins! Buying the Property (2001 – 2002)

When guests arrive at Villa Santa Cruz, often before they even make it upstairs to their guest suite, they want to know the story of the Villa. They pepper us with questions like: Who owns it? How did you find the property? Did you renovate or build from scratch? Who was your architect? Where did you find the furniture? How do you run everything “off the grid?” The history of the Villa, the incredible risk and hardship involved in its evolution, the depth of relationships forged along the way, and the rewards, mistakes and learning experiences that have come from…

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Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Features Todos Santos and Villa Santa Cruz

Looking for the perfect destination wedding locale? Want something off the beaten track? Beachy? Mexican? Then, look no further than Villa Santa Cruz and Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico - featured in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons this month as the #2 hot spot in their "Where to Wed" Guide for 2013. As a beachy boho Mexican town, Todos Santos offers couples a picturesque beach wedding without the crowds of Cabo San Lucas.  And, Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, provides the ideal backdrop to make your big day memorable.  Read on to see the article and the photo…

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Villa Santa Cruz Featured in National Geographic Traveler – December 2012/January 2013 Issue

Villa Santa Cruz is featured in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler as one of four Mexican eco-lodges along the Pacific Coast. The article highlights the "growing number of eco-lodges intent on . . . being friendly to Earth," an idea that we strive to achieve every day at Villa Santa Cruz.  With our solar power systems for both the Villa and pool, reclaimed architectural pieces and home-style meals prepared with local ingredients, we keep our carbon footprint small and let the beauty of the Baja landscape take center stage. Check out the article below!

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Romantic Beach Wedding in Todos Santos at Villa Santa Cruz

We send our warmest congratulations to New York couple, Katherine & Mason, who were married on Saturday evening at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico. A select number of close friends and family joined them on their special day, making their wedding both intimate and elegant. They married under a palo de arco arbor lightly draped in gauzy white curtains, while being serenaded by a local Todos Santos guitarist, Tolin. Katherine looked gorgeous in her wedding dress, complete with the perfect "accessory" for a ceremony in the sand - bare feet! Barb…

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Jump into the Todos Santos Art Scene at Studio N.E. Hayles

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Whether you live in Todos Santos or are just passing through on vacation, the beautiful landscapes and warm light are sure to inspire your creative side. With spectacular surroundings - the crashing surf, green mountains, unique sunsets - it is no wonder that Todos is an artist haven, home to more than 31 artists. While you should definitely tour through the many art galleries in town, one of the best ways to experience the Todos art scene is to jump right in and create your own masterpiece. Try your hand at a Paper Tile Mosaic Art class taught by well…

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Sushi Lessons at Villa Santa Cruz

Sushi has a certain mystère that makes it feel impossible to master at home. So many unknowns are involved....how do you work with seaweed? how do you make that perfect sticky rice? how do you it roll up tightly? what is spicy tuna? Even thinking about the practicalities of preparing sushi at home makes me throw up my hands in frustration and head to a restaurant. Luckily for our guests at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, sushi is made easy through lessons put on by La Sirena Eco-Adventures, an activities company here in Todos Santos, Baja Sur,…

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Summer Rain and Sunsets in Todos Santos

With barely any rain over the last three years, the Baja desert was dry, dusty and thirsty. The aquifers were low, the landscapes were brown and the sand was hot to the touch. But, the month of August changed all that by bringing glorious rainstorms to Todos Santos and Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach. Raindrops in the Pool.The rain fell in sheets for several days, washing dust off the agave at Villa Santa Cruz, greening up the desert brush and cooling down the earth. The air, cleaned by the rain, was amazingly pure and clear. The best…

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Gourmet Cooking Lessons with Chef Dany Lamote at Villa Santa Cruz

One of the very best things about visiting Baja and Todos Santos is the amazing food. From the abundance of fresh produce and seafood to the chefs who magically whip these ingredients into gastronomical delights, visitors to our area are in for a treat. And, if you are looking for a way to take your culinary experience to the next level, we have just the thing - gourmet cooking lessons at Villa Santa Cruz with Chef Dany Lamote, head chef at the legendary Hotel California. On a recent Sunday afternoon, Chef Dany arrived at Villa Santa Cruz ready to guide…

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Beachy Boho Wedding Bliss!

Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, is an amazing wedding venue for a bride and groom with beachy boho style! Just take a look at Kea & Lorrin's fun and festive wedding from Saturday night. The couple's funky and creative details brought the wedding to life - we love the seating chart mounted on a custom surfboard, their colorful sparkle sombreros and tasty margarita cupcakes made with tequila! With a simple wood trellis decorated with strands of beach shells, Kea & Lorrin exchanged vows in front of friends and family. Local Todos Santos…

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