Surf Sunset and Tequila Wedding

Kylie and Dave’s fun surf wedding at Villa Santa Cruz had the perfect Baja feel – casual and festive with authentic Mexican touches. Exchanging vows in front of 65 guests, the couple stood beneath a surfboard trellis and pledged to love each other when “the surf is firing, and when the ocean is glass.”  The natural elements of the landscape beautifully decorated the ceremony – the waves rolled in, the sun swept soft light across the property and bright red bougainvillea petals popped against the…

Intimate Beach Wedding at Villa Santa Cruz

Adam and Justine’s Saturday evening beach wedding at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, was a beautiful and intimate affair. Having visited Todos Santos one year ago, they knew it would be the perfect place to invite their friends and family for their wedding celebration. We were thrilled to help create such a lovely day for such a lovely couple.  Keep reading for a peak inside their magical wedding day! After the ceremony, guests gathered around the pool for cocktails and appetizers. As…

Congrats to the Happy Couple

We send our warmest congrats to Jon-Michial & Catherine Carter who wed at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, on Saturday evening. With bare feet in the sand, the couple exchanged emotional vows before 40 of their closest friends and family. Under the warm October sun, the waves rolled in, creating an idyllic beach scene that featured the bride in a slim sheath gown. The bridesmaids were a sight in long purple gowns and the groomsmen’s serrano pepper boutineers brought in a pop…

Weathering the Storm (2003 – 2005)

Here is the third installment in the crazy history of Villa Santa Cruz.  If you have not read the first two entries, make sure to check them out first – History Post #1:  The Journey Begins! Buying the Property (2001 – 2002) and History Post #2:  The Lettuce Debacle and Breaking Ground on the Villa (2002 – 2003).  Enjoy! Weathering the Storm (2003 – 2005) As the summer of 2003 approached, Matt and John’s only choice was to lay low and recover from the frustration and…

Grand Beach Wedding in Todos Santos at Villa Santa Cruz

Congratulations to James & Brianna, who were married at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach in Todos Santos on Saturday evening, March 16, 2013. With 100 guests in attendance, the wedding was fun, festive and fancy! The couple exchanged vows in the late afternoon under a beautiful canopy draped with gauzy white fabric. Blue glass hearts hung from wrought iron hooks that lined the aisle and gave the ceremony a distinctive Mexican feel. The crashing ocean in the background provided a soothing soundtrack.…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…