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Casita in the historic block of Santiago, near waterfalls & hot springs.

Bedrooms 1
Space 306 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Casita in historic block

Experience true Mexican culture in this small village while exploring the nearby waterfalls, hot springs, biking, horseback riding & hiking with guides in the Sierra de La Laguna Nat. Park.

Casita Santiago is located in the charming historic block, within walking distance to the plaza.

The Sierra de la Laguna mountains that rise to over 6,000 feet above sea level are 4 miles from Casita Santiago. They offer endless hiking, thick forests, hot springs, water falls, beautiful wooded areas, meadows, streams and pools, and are home to plenty of wildlife and indigenous vegetation. I can help you arrange day or overnights hikes, biking, horseback riding with a local guide who will take you high into the mountains through oak and pine tree forests to where you can view both the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2018

About Pamela

My passion is the preservation of antiquity - in this instance, the restoration of an 1886 hacienda located next door to Casita Santiago. This brought me to this historic pueblo of 750 inhabitants that I now call home.

Pamela purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Pamela chose Santiago

The structure next to Casita Santiago was in ruins and deserved to be saved; the walls are 4 ft. thick in some places, 15 ft. high ceilings and has 'good bones'. Casita Santiago was my residence until two years ago when I moved into the old place next door and restored Casita Santiago into the rental you are presently considering.

What makes this cottage unique

The small pueblo of Santiago is charming, walkable, clean and safe, still undeveloped so the flavor of old Mexico surrounds you. There are a few small mercados and restaurants, plenty of activities like swimming in waterfalls and hot springs, hiking, biking, horseback riding with local guides. The front of the Casita faces the only church in town and the rear of the property open onto miles of deserted arroyo for walking/hiking in the quiet solitude of nature. Beaches are 15 miles to the east, mountains 4 miles to the west, water sports and sport fishing in Los Barriles 15 miles north. Los Cabos airport is 28 miles south.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was the best find I had on my most recent trip to Baja Sur. It's a casita with kitchen, bath, sitting area and a comfy queen bed. The host, Pamela was fantastic. She introduced me to locals, helped arrange a guide, showed me around town. Coffee beans and real half and half. I will definitely go back.
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Santiago, Baja

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 306 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • one Queen bed
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Santiago is part of the 25,500 acre Sierra de la Laguna biosphere preserved by the Mexican government in 1994. There are 5 separate entrances into the mountain range canyons which access hot springs, waterfalls and endless hiking. Guides are available for overnight adventures into the 6,000 ft. mountains with or without pack animals.


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Casita in the historic block of Santiago, near waterfalls & hot springs.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 19 reviews

Great place. Hidden gem for us.

  • 4 of 5

We had an enchanted time on the east cape. Pamela's place was wonderful. Colorful and well designed casita. They were digging up the plaza in Santiago at the time which impacted us and most residents. Hope that comes to a conclusion soon. A little noise in the neighborhood but that went away after sunset. Thanks Pam. See you again.

  • Review Submitted: 06/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My guests from a remote rancho in NM were charming, intelligent, engaging and adventurous - disappearing each morning and not returning until dusk - experiencing every part of the canyons in the Biosfera and the Sea of Cortez that they could in the 5 days they were here at Casita Santiago. Sometimes you make lifelong friendships in this business and I am blessed with two more. Lovely people.
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A perfect launching point for our Baja Adventures

  • 5 of 5

Pamela was a very gracious host!

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A memorable trip

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I spent a truly memorable 3 nights in Santiago at Pamela’s casita. The accommodations were very bright, cheery and comfortable. Pamela was very helpful and friendly. We appreciated her knowledge about the area. She has a lively, adventurous spirit. She was very welcoming and made us feel at home. We used her recommendation, Edgardo, as a guide and we enjoyed every moment of out canyon trip with him. We visited the hot springs and soaked in the wonderful beauty of this area.

Thank you, Pamela for giving us a great beginning to a wonderful trip in the Baja.

  • Review Submitted: 08/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay, wonderful host, beautiful place, just lovely. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcome to the heart of Baja Sur

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this casita in the historic block of Santiago is pure delight, quiet, beautiful and joyful with a small town ambiance. Pam-ella is the perfect hostess, offering resources, directions and contacts to truly experience the area. We hiked in the nearby mountains, visited the hot springs, walked the arroyos, swam in the Sea of Cortes, and witnessed the locals traditions and celebrations.

Our casita was very comfortable with well supplied kitchen, bath and bed. A beautiful garden between the gate and the arroyo. Couldn't ask for more!

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quiet Mexican town, mountains and an arroyo

  • 5 of 5

Small & efficient accommodations. Great place to stay to explore the hot springs and do some mountain hiking. An old quiet Mexican town. Best to bring groceries from Los Barriles or San Jose.

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Los Cabos
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
El Palomar
Nearest Ferry
145 Miles
La Paz
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
San Jose del Cabo
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
El Palomar
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
La Ribera
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Reservations accepted for winter season only from November 1 -- April 15. Deposits on reservations will be refunded in full if cancelled 30days before arrival date; after 30 days before arrival date, no refund will be given. There is a $21 cleaning fee for your booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.