Villa Maria del Mar
~ A Gift by the Sea
                 a place of peace, natural beauty and tranquility
                 overlooking the Monterey Bay

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Villa Accommodations

Overnight use or day use (commuter) are available
for groups or private individuals
Mon - Sat.

A meeting space is available for groups at a first-come
first-serve basis at no additional charge.

Meals are included in your stay.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older

The healing rhythm of the Monterey Bay provides a background for walking and relaxation

Once visitors experience the serenity and beauty,
they return year after year


Accommodations include twin or double bedrooms with private bath, which house as many as 41 single occupancy or 71 double occupancy guests.

Linens are provided, but please bring all necessary toiletries, including hair dryer. Bedrooms have 2-prong outlets so please bring a 3-prong convertor if needed. There are no TVs or phones in the bedrooms and cell coverage is spotty near the beach.

Click here to view the Villa floor plan.

Click here to view the Villa policies.

Seaview Pano
A spacious conference room faces the Bay
(Seaview Room ~ 75 capacity)

J House

A smaller gathering place near the chapel
(Josephine House ~ 15-20 capacity)
Includes it's own restroom and kitchen
Marie Rose
A small meeting space in the Main House
(Marie Rose ~ 10-15 capacity)
Includes it's own restroom

A quaint chapel is available for private prayer and
Eucharistic Liturgy

(Weekly Mass @ 4PM Saturday)

Click here to view daily mass schedule.

Delicious home cooked meals are served in the beautiful Surfside Dining Room with a picturesque Bay view from any vantage point.

Lunch and dinner include a full salad bar, in addition to main course and sides.

Overnight use includes 3 meals: dinner on the evening of arrival through lunch on the day of departure.

Day use includes a mid-morning snack and lunch.

Meal times:
Breakfast @ 8:30AM
Lunch @ 12:30PM
Dinner @ 6PM (Friday @ 6:30PM)

A small oratory is available for prayer and meditation

Mary's Garden overlooks the beautiful Monterey Bay

May Peace Prevail on Earth

Along with neighbors and friends, the Sisters of the Holy Names at Villa Maria del Mar blessed and dedicated an International Peace Pole in the newly created Peace Garden. Caretakers of all God's creation, we believe peacemaking is not an optional commitment, but is a requirement of our faith. All are called to be peacemakers by our belief in the interdependence of all creation, all cultures, all countries and all peoples.

"May Peace Prevail on Earth" is the silent prayer of the Peace Pole as the sun rises on each new day.  Let the ocean waters that serve to connect all the lands on our planet, be a symbol of our own interconnectedness.

Villa Maria del Mar  ~  Sisters of the Holy Names
Office Hours: Mon - Fri @ 9AM - 5:30PM
phone: 831-475-1236  ~  fax: 831-475-8867
 ~  email:  ~  address: 21918 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95062