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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a lovely family like building on the cliff over looking the ocean.The rooms and beds are comfortable and relaxing. The view from our windows was awesome..Magnificant ocean rolling in and out.Meals are prepared and served in a buffet style..No pets allowed .A conference...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We were not sure what to expect at Villa Maria del Mar. Our stay was tied to a conference here. Although the building is old, it is absolutely immaculate! The facility is run by an order of Catholic nuns. The kitchen has lay-staff who do...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

I've been to VMDM on a few retreats and found the setting lovely, the staff pleasant and helpful, and the retreats themselves very healing. As stated elsewhere, there is no religious requirement or participation although there is a small church next to the accommodations. There...More

1  Thank bgmoxie
Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Villa Maria del Mar for a woman's church retreat. The facility is run by a Catholic order of nuns, so it is a quiet, medatative place to stay. It is a quaint experience with no frills. You eat cafeteria style and strip...More

1  Thank Truckee1
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful catholic retreat center. Very old. Creaky halls and uneven floors, but the view is to die for. Some of the rooms are ocean view. The annex even has some ocean view. Plenty of beautiful walking areas and access to the beach....More

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