Poolside Privacy Where the Growing Fields Meet the Beach

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  • Property Type : Villa
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • 1 to 12 Sleeps

David Raitt

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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.

Amenities & Activities

  • Spa Bath/Jetted Tub
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Twin Bed
  • Double Bed
  • Queen Bed
  • King Bed
  • Split King - Turns into 2 Twins
  • California King Bed
  • Child Size Bed
  • Day Bed
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
Child Friendly
  • Playground
  • Play Equipment
  • Child Friendly
Cooling Comfort
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Air Conditioning
Dining Room
  • Dining Table Seats
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Dining Table
Disability Access Features
  • Disability Access
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Single Level - No Stairs
  • Walk-in Shower
  • TV
  • TV/VCR
  • TV/DVD
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Big Screen TV
  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • DVD Library
  • Stereo
  • CD Stereo
  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • Piano
  • Television
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Pool Table
  • Video Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Dart Board
  • Board Games
  • Games
  • Reading Library
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Linens Included
  • No Smoking
  • Secluded
  • Linens Provided
Home Office
  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet
Hot Tub and Sauna
  • Private Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Gas Stove
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Water Filter
  • Utensils
  • Pots and Pans
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dish Washer
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
Layout and Decor
  • Antiques
  • Skylight
Maid Service
  • Daily Trash and Towel Service Available
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Maid Service Available
Outside Living
  • Balcony
  • Lanai
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Terrace
  • Patio Furniture
  • Outdoor Fireplace
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for Multiple Cars
Recreation located at the Resort or On Premise
  • Volleyball Court
Swimming Pool
  • Private Outdoor Pool
  • Pool Heat Available for Extra Charge
  • Public Transportation Available
  • Car Recommended
Nearby Activities
  • Boating
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Night Life
  • Sailing
  • Sightseeing Cruises
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Parks
  • Whale Watching
  • Windsurfing
Nearby Amusement Parks
  • Near Water Park
Nearby Attractions
  • Near Beach
  • Safe Swimming Beach
  • Near Shopping
  • Near Restaurants

Photo Gallery

Fibre optic lit Pool





bedroom 1 1st floor tower






bedroom 2 2nd floor tower

Bedroom 4 off Family room

Cerretos Beach

first floor deck

Outdoor Dining Fireplace

Fields flowers

Additional Rate Information

Rates 16.0%

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Location Information


Todos Santos just 12 miles North has many Art galleries with artist's in residence. Art Festival , music Festival, Film Festival in Late January and February. Incredible restaurants both in Pescadero and in Todos Santos. Hotel California, Nearby Cerretos Beach Club and great surfing and fishing.


November thru July

Guest Reviews

Family reunion

  • Tom
  • Dec 14,2017
  • Dec 23,2015

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.


  • david b.
  • Dec 14,2017
  • Jun 26,2012

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.

Great property rental for families

  • Unknown Name
  • Dec 14,2017
  • Dec 09,2013

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.

A stupendous holiday

  • Willis
  • Dec 14,2017
  • Mar 27,2012

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.

Christmas in Baja

  • Chica
  • Dec 14,2017
  • Dec 27,2011

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.

Paradise in Baja Mexico

  • Stealth
  • Dec 14,2017
  • May 28,2011

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 .

A great time

  • Davo
  • Dec 14,2017
  • Nov 25,2011

Our group of friends had a great time relaxing by the pool and walking on the beach. We really enjoyed the salt pool and water slide. Our kids were thrilled. When it was windy at the beach and at the nearby beach club we retreated to the privacy of our our protected and private pool area. My sons really liked playing ping pong, even at night. Dining in front of the fire next to the outdoor kitchen was wonderful. We played pool and used the indoor kitchen as well. The gas firplace was a nice touch next to the large indoor dining table which regularly sat our entire group. Just up the road in we regularly drove up and got coffees and pastries in the mornings at Baja Bean. A relaxing time was had by all and we plan on returning to Villa Del Faro Baja again.

Heaven on Earth!!

  • Unknown Name
  • Dec 15,2017
  • Dec 22,2010

Stayed at your place for a week with 10 friends while we were in Pescadero for a wedding. I can\'t say enough about this property...it\'s beautiful and charming at every turn! Had the time of my life! Perfect property for a family vacation or a vacation with friends....the place had it all...no reason to leave the property other than to catch a beautiful sunset or a tasty wave at the beach! Thank you!

Kelly and Dave, you are both fantastic.

  • Barb and Stan
  • Dec 15,2017
  • Feb 08,2010

Kelly and Dave, you are both fantastic. Thank-you for a wonderful stay. It was the most peaceful, relaxing and fun time we\'ve had in a long long time. We look forward to visiting you again.


  • Nikkibay
  • Dec 15,2017
  • Apr 18,2009

Villa Del Faro was a wonderful place to spend my 31st birthday!I I snorkeled and body surfed for the first time.It was awesome! Thank you so much for making me feel welcomed and at home. I hope to have many more vacations here. Nikki April 2009

I've rented out villa del...

  • Unknown Name
  • Dec 15,2017
  • Dec 02,2008

I\'ve rented out villa del faro twice now, just a great place to catchup with old friends while relaxing in a perfect environment. It\'s the perfect mix of luxury and character. perfect for those looking for something unique without staying at a generic cabo condo-hotel. the traditional mexican town todos santos up the road is the kind of mexico you picture in your head, great for shopping without feeling like you\'ve landed at chuckeecheese (as in cabo). on top of this, the cerritos surf beach and bar is just a walk down the beach.

Villa del Faro was paradi...

  • Anabelle LeMieux
  • Dec 15,2017
  • Dec 24,2008

Villa del Faro was paradise, I slept in the middle room within the tower of three and was able to fall asleep and wake up to not only the sound of the ocean but also to the breathtaking view of it. The short walk to the beach to see the whales migrating and to get surf lessons was an amazing way to start the day. At night the spacious living room was perfect for dance parties and once we worked up a sweat a midnight slide into the pool was all we needed. Buy fresh lobster from the local fishman and dine on it in the hammocks up on the roof or try the lobster stuffed ravioli in town. Also in town- beautiful streets, amazing local artwork, and the best margaritas..

Villa Del Faro is a wonde...

  • Patti22
  • Dec 15,2017
  • Dec 15,2008

Villa Del Faro is a wonderful place to retreat or respite from busy life. My stay was awesome! The rooms are self contained and very comfortable. The views from atop the Villa are beautiful! The atmosphere very quiet and soothing. I really enjoyed my time in the nearby town of Todos Santos, a beautiful and quaint town. The people are very friendly and the shopping and restaurants were a great experience; the short walk to the quiet nearby beach early in the morning was inspiring. The pictures on this site show how carefully and colorful the villa was built, but truly do not reflect its beauty. It is a must see... a must experience. I have lived in Hawaii, traveled to Europe and throughout the US, but Villa Del Faro is on the top of my list as a place I will visit again. I highly recommend it as a perfect get-away to vacation and relax.

This was one of the most ...

  • Isabel Hamilton
  • Dec 15,2017
  • Dec 27,2008

This was one of the most beautiful & relaxing area of Baja that we have ever stayed in. This Villa was filled with activities for the kids and a wonderful outdoor kitchen/bar directly in front of the pool which had the biggest slide we have ever seen! Everything was perfect & the beach was very close. There was an amazing \"surf club\" (small & quaint) a short drive away where we hung out most of the day - it had surprisingly good food too. This is a tiny town but it does have one very cool \"cantina\" that was also kid friendly with an open-mike night that was great. Todos Santos is a 10 minute drive north & well worth the drive - Must see: Hoetell California! A great hous w/ great owners. We hope to be back soon! Thanks to Kelly & David for their warm hospitality.

The rhythm and beauty of ...

  • Susan224
  • Dec 15,2017
  • Dec 14,2008

The rhythm and beauty of Villa Del Faro, will clear your mind, feed your soul and lift your spirit. One can walk the beach, find music, dancing, peace, you wont\' want to leave.

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