About this listing
Casa Rancho welcomes you to sunny Baja California and the charming town of Todos Santos.
Casa Rancho is a charming compound built in the Mexican Ranch style with 3 separate and private areas. They all offer economical options with individual rooms available either with shared or private bathrooms as well as a small self contained cabin or casita that is suitable for couples, a private 2 bedroom house or a larger and very private 3 bedroom house. And all enjoy the beautiful, sparkling swimming pool.
All units offer their own privacy with extensive shaded outdoor areas,paved walkways, palm thatch patio covers, roof top deck for enjoying the sunset, gated parking and an on site manager available to answer any questions and get you to the best restaurants and activities the area has to offer.
Our Mexican ranch style compound offers economical options for all budgets with authentic Mexican architecture and gorgeous gardens surrounded by the beautiful and peaceful desert landscape.
Caroline and I spent four days at Alec's gorgeous and relaxing place in Todos Santos. The off-the-beaten-path accommodations were exactly what we love: beautiful casitas and lush (for the desert!) landscaping, two sweet pups that roam around cheerfully, and a perfect salt water pool. Alec himself is also just what we're looking for in a host. He is personable and thoughtful, and full of excellent local knowledge and suggestions, while letting guests feel independent and like they have their own Baja oasis. We found Todos Santos to be an utterly charming and welcoming small town, with a range of fantastic eating options, from the wealth of locally grown produce to a number of fantastic vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants. That said, we would definitely recommend that visitors have access to a car while staying if they'd like to venture into town often or visit neighboring beaches and towns. Alec and his place perfectly matched our desires for a little getaway, and you can't beat the price. We'll be back for sure!
A slice of paradise! The compound is beautiful cool gardens with shades of palms and s beautiful salt water pool. The slower pace and walk to the store and the beautiful comfortable cafe is just perfect. We wanted to walk a lot so we are clocking 3-8 miles a day. A car might make this trip more comfortable for some wanting a busier vacation. Although we did rent a car for a few days and found the police in la Paz stopped us twice and wanted cash to let us go. I would recommend not going to la Paz but staying in this sweet oasis of todo santos. Alec is easy to work with and supplies all you need in the kitchens including bottled water. The sunsets are beautiful from the patio! And the other guests add to this delightful experience. The beaches we found are too rough to swim in but the pool by far makes up for that.
Alec was an excellent host. The first night we arrived he suggested a beautiful spot for dinner - Chez Laura. The room was clean, the pool was perfect and his dogs are some of the sweetest creatures I have ever encountered. Thank you Alec for all that you do to make this oasis in the desert a very relaxing and comforting place to be at peace with the world.
One tip for future travelers: consider a sturdy rental car as the roads are not so great for a compact. Also be sure to visit La Balandra beach in La Paz, as well as La Esquina cafe.
A hurricane has destroyed most of Todo Santos. The place was impossible for me to find. I didn't get refunded my money.
Our stay was amazing. My girlfriend and I were pleasantly surprised with the quality of accommodations upon arrival. The directions from the airport were very detailed and helpful. Alec was a great host very approachable and helpful in every way. The grounds are beautiful, the town is quaint and people are friendly. A fantastic place to unwind and slow down, we would highly recommend staying here to anyone and we can't wait to go back. Thanks Alec!!
We were in one of the individual rooms with a private bathroom. For the price, it was alright. However, I think the pictures are mainly of the houses and casitas. Based on my communications with Alec, I was expecting a room similar to the one pictured with a green towel, with a single queen and a bathroom as pictured. It turned out to be a smaller room, with a double and a single bed and a small bathroom separated by a room divider. The room was okay, but the beds had very sunken mattresses and flat pillows. We are a couple and wanted to sleep on the same bed, but it was difficult as the mattress was so soft and sunken, we would just roll into one another. Even though there were two of us, we only got a single towel. One of the nights, we had to kill a cockroach in the shower. The room also had a strong, sulphuric smell. The other issue was mostly related to the fact that we opted for a room, which only has a shared kitchen - the other couple sharing the space was a bit messy and this impacted our first impression of the kitchen. It smelled like garbage and was full of dirty dishes. They did clean it up before they left and this is just one of the risks of sharing a kitchen with strangers. There was also a bit of garbage by the pool, which may have also been the other couple. Unfortunately, it never got cleaned up while we were there.
The location of the Caso Rancho is on a hill in a neighbourhood on the outskirts of the town. You could walk to Todos Santos but it would take a long while. It's more of a place to drive to. The road there is unfinished so this is something to be aware of.
Alec was a great host. The house is beautiful, everything was clean and well cared. Would love to come back as soon as possible.
About the Host, Alec
Casa Rancho is family owned and operated by brother and sister Monica and Alec, California natives whose Mexican roots called them to the beautiful Baja peninsula.
Alec founded two well established international travel companies (Blue Green Adventures and Journey Mexico) spending over 15 years exploring and sharing the outdoor wilderness areas of Mexico, South and Central America with his guests before embarking on his latest adventure in Baja. His enthusiasm for the outdoors makes him the perfect host for visitors to Baja Sur and if you are looking for something to do that involves adventure and fitness then look no further than your onsite manager!
He can be contacted locally at the Casa Rancho cel phone or via email.
Monica found her paradise in the tranquil town of Todos Santos and with an eye to future retirement decided to purchase and remodel the semi abandoned house that was Casa Rancho. She handles the booking process from California and is available over the phone on our US line and will be happy to answer any questions or help with travel arrangements and make the pre departure process seamless for incoming guests.