Frequently Asked Questions
What are the rates?
Do you have Wi-Fi accessibility?
Yes, we have Wi-Fi accessibility throughout our entire facility.
Can I make an individual retreat reservation?
Yes, depending on availability we accept individual reservations. Submit an online request here.
Do you offer any seasonal events?
Yes, we offer summer retreats and occasionally other events. See our Events page here for current offerings.
What is your maximum capacity?
We have 70 beds for overnight groups and we accept 90 guests for day use groups.
How many rooms do you have?
We have 40 rooms. Thirty rooms have two single beds. Seven rooms have full-size beds, two rooms have a single bed and one room has a queen bed.
Do your rooms have a private bath?
Thirty-eight of our rooms have full baths. Two have a private bath across the hall.
What are the driving directions to Villa Maria del Mar?
Are there any public transportation options?
Are there shuttles from the airports?
Main Street Airport Express
Phone: (877) 770-1834
Santa Cruz Airport Flyer
Phone: (831) 423-5937
Airport Passenger Express
Phone: (831) 818-0558
What is the closest airport?
The closest airport is Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Monterey, Oakland, and San Francisco airports are also viable options.
How do I register?
Schedule a call with us here.
What is appropriate attire?
The dress is comfortable and casual. Bring warm clothing because oceanfront weather can be unpredictable.
What should I bring?
Bring a hairdryer and any toiletries that you need. The Villa supplies bed linens and towels.
Do you have ADA compliant rooms?
Yes, we have two ADA rooms.
What kind of meals do you serve?
We feature locally grown, healthy, fresh food, and a salad bar at lunch and dinner. Snacks including whole fruit and beverages are available at any time. A refrigerator and microwave are available in the dining room for personal use.
Are you a silent retreat center?
No, but if we have guests who prefer silence we try our best to accommodate them.
What is a private retreat?
A private retreat is a self-guided, personal retreat.
What services does your chapel offer?
We have a Roman Catholic Eucharistic Liturgy every Saturday at 4 pm. The chapel may be reserved for weddings or memorial services, depending on availability. The chapel can accommodate 90 people.