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

Bedrooms 1
Space 28 m²
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
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

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:
  • 28 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • 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.
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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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The perfect peaceful Casita in a beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

I had a fabulous time it was just what I needed. The Casita was perfect it had everything I needed. Pamela was a great hostess, having lived there for many years, she was able to guild me to all the great places in the area. Conveniently located to all the National forests and several Hot Springs. The property is located on the river and has gorgeous view, with a lush tropical feel. I was looking to get away and relax, I could not have found a better place if I had tried. What a great trip, Santiago is a peaceful true Mexican village that has not been corrupted by the American tourist. If you want to experience the true beauty of the Mexican culture it is right here at this lovely place. Thanks for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Mexico!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an opportunity to slow the pace, enjoy simply things, and appreciate "good old Mexico" - then look no further. Casita Santiago is the perfect accommodation for two. It is clean, comfortable and secure. The well equipped kitchen has everything required to make meal preparation easy.

This is a great spot to relax, look around and enjoy the beauty of Baja Sur. There are great opportunities to enjoy hiking into the local hot springs and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains. The local people are typically shy and friendly and you will feel welcome here.

Pamela is an amazing hostess. Her knowledge of the local area, people and history is matched by her gracious and accommodating personality.

Casita Santiago is strongly recommended for the mature traveller looking for a unique opportunity to integrate into the Mexican culture.

  • Review Submitted: 01/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A serene and wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Casita Santiago in January of 2015. I was looking for a quiet place off the beaten path and I found it in Santiago. The town is small and charming and the area is gorgeous. The arroyo is beautiful. I can't wait to return.

One could not ask for a better host than Pamela. She is a kind and wonderful woman and an expert in the area. I thoroughly enjoyed staying with her and plan to visit again. The accommodations in the Casita are perfect. The kitchen is well appointed and has everything you need to cook, the bathroom and shower are great, and the bed is very comfortable and fit my 6"2 self well.

Like the title says, if you are looking for night life or lot's of gringos, this is not the place. If you are looking for quiet, serene, and beautiful, this is the place. Staying at the Casita was the first time in my life that I haven't wanted to go home at the end of a trip.

I would recommend bringing/renting a car if you stay here. You can walk around in Santiago, but in order to really explore the area, a car or motorcycle is needed. The store in Santiago should have everything a reasonable person needs. There is a restaurant in town but I never ate there because the local produce and meat were so delicious and the kitchen in the casita was such a joy to cook in.

5 Stars. Pamela is the best. Santiago is wonderful. If this sounds good, stay here, you will not regret it. I'm already scheming on my next trip.

  • Review Submitted: 27/02/2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic accommodation and host!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay la Casita with Pam! The accommodations are fantastically clean, well-equipped and have various means of making coffee! Pam is wonderful and warm host who is very excited to help make your adventures in Santiago easy and pleasurable. Pam is a great guide for that area and happy to help you plan all your excursions. We look forward to our next visit and can't recommend you staying at the casita enough!

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • 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

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Santiago, Baja

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3 night minimum stay

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