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CalyCanto Casitas
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our stay last Feb. was spot on perfect so we've booked another 3 weeks this Feb. and March. CalyCanto Casitas are expertly managed by Laurie who made our last stay even more special with all her help finding our way around. There is definitely a reason Todos Santos is now ranked #6 in the world as a travel destination. Great resturants, weather and exchange rate make this a must as places to go in Mexico. Be sure and dine and drink at La Generala which opened last Feb. to rave reviews. Very authentic Mexican food.

Room Tip: Outdoor master shower is over the top.
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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Jim P, Public Relations Manager at CalyCanto Casitas, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

And a third on the way! See you soon!

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Reviewed 21 April 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at CalyCanto. The place is clean, nicely decorated and conveniently located. We surfed at Los Cerritos beach each day. The town is very quaint and inviting. Perfect getaway.

Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
Thank Kathleen H
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Jim P, Public Relations Manager at CalyCanto Casitas, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Hi Kathleen! The houses have been repainted and we would to see again this season!

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed here for a week long surf trip. The house is just a 5-10 minute drive north of Todos Santos. It is about a mile from the surf spot, La Pastora. It is a 15? minute drive to Los Cerritos, the friendlier surf/swim spot. Short walk to the beach - but it is not recommended to swim here because of currents. The master bed was a little uncomfortable, but the outdoor shower made up for it :). The house is roomy and airy, with AC in each room (which we only used one night). It was considerably cooler here than on the East Cape. Kitchen had all the amenities including pots/pans, blender, etc. We cooked in quite a bit and went to town a few times for dinner. The upper deck has a great hammock and a small table. The extra bedroom has two twin beds. The WiFi works great and the TV has satellite. Kathy, the caretaker was helpful and very nice.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Montanalley
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Jim P, Public Relations Manager at CalyCanto Casitas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thanks! Hope to see you again this year!

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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Just returned from our first trip to Todos and it was wonderful! What a magical town with so much character and charm. Our accommodations at CalyCanto Casitas were so comfortable that we didn't feel the need to rush out everyday. The house had everything we needed: we grilled our dinner outdoors, napped in the hammock overlooking the water, cooked great meals in the kitchen and had a manager available to us, on property, with any questions or needs. The beach was a short walk away and we walked miles without seeing two other people! Nicely decorated and very comfortable. Felt very safe there. Highly recommend this casita for up to three couples traveling together. (The beach is perfect for surfing, although we didn't surf)

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jim P, Public Relations Manager at CalyCanto Casitas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you Roberta! Hope to see you again this year!

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Reviewed 2 May 2013

Dorothy is a shade plant. She whithers at the first sign of heat. When friends, began to express surprise that we would be spending most of April at Calycanto in Todos Santos, Mexico I began to think that we might have made a mistake.

My concern was not necessary. Our accommodations came with an air conditioning but we never turned it on. The 3 houses, each with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, outside decks and patios and massive amounts of storage that make up Calycanto are carefully located near the top of a hill on a street called Brisa Del Mar (Sea Breeze). Cool pacific breeze swept away all concern generated by the bright sunshine and temperatures that, while cool in the evening, reach the mid 30s in the afternoon.

The private casitas (little houses, that are not really little) are impressive in the way they take advantage of the breeze and the ocean view. They include, fully equipped kitchens with 2 counters (each with its own sink), glass doors (walls) that slide away to let the air in and are situated so that there is always shade to be found on one or more of the decks that make substantial use of cool Mexican tile.

Calycanto is 4 kms from the center of Todos Santos. The last 2 kms of the road is rough but the small town, home to numerous Canadian and American expats is in the midst of a street improvement project that looks like it will extend pavement all the way in the next short while.

The site is a green oasis in the midst of a desert, beautifully landscaped with native plants. The variety of birds that make their home on the property are a delight but I’m a bit of a lazy bird watcher and would appreciate a bath or feeder to bring the birds out where we could get an even better look.

Kathy, the on site caretaker, added to our enjoyment by providing a wealth of information without ever intruding. Rabbits munching on the carefully tended greenery were a source of amusement to us but a constant problem for her and her faithful companion, Palladio.

Room Tip: All rooms (houses) are all good. They would be great for a family or group.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Larry W
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Jim P, Public Relations Manager at CalyCanto Casitas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Hi Larry! Thanks for the great review! Kathy and Pelado have moved on but we would love to see you again at CalyCanto!

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Additional Information about CalyCanto Casitas

Address: Esq of Calle los Caballos y Camino de Las Playitas | Las Playitas, Todos Santos 23300, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Todos Santos
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Todos Santos
Price Range: $128 - $383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An eco-friendly resort in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur offering Casitas for rent. Tasteful in every detail and appointed with modern amenities, CalyCanto Casitas presents you with a well appointed boutique resort community, located on five gently sloping acres of desert terrain, 700 yards above the Pacific Ocean. The property is 2.5 miles from the town of Todos Santos, offering magnificent ocean views and generous terraces. All in a spacious yet intimate setting. ... more   less 

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