Frequently Asked Questions

What are the rates?
Do you have WIFI accessibility?

Yes, we have WIFI accessibility throughout our entire facility.

Can individuals come alone?

Yes, depending on availability.

What is your maximum capacity?

We can sleep 70 guests.

How many rooms do you have?

40

Do your rooms have a private bath?

Yes, all of our rooms have full bathes in the room except for two which have a private bath across the hall.

Are there any public transportation options?
Are there shuttles from the airports?

Early Bird Airport Shuttle
Phone: 831.462.3933
info@earlybirdshuttle.com
www.earlybirdairportshuttle.com

Main Street Airport Express
Phone: (877) 770-1834
http://mainstreetairportexpress.com

Santa Cruz Airport Flyer
(831) 423-5937 Tel.
info@santacruzflyer.com

Airport Passenger Express
831-818-0558
airportpassengerexpress@gmail.com

What is the closest airport?

The closest airport in San Jose International airport, but Monterey, Oakland and San Francisco airports are viable options.

Do you offer guided retreats?


No

How do I register?

Contact Mary McConnell at (831) 475-1236 or villamaria@snjmuson.org

What should I wear?

The dress is comfortable and casual. We are right on the Monterey bay so bring warm clothing, the ocean breeze or fog may arrive at a moment’s notice.

What should I bring?

You should bring any toiletries that you may need. We will supply all the bed linens and towels for your stay.

What are the rooms like?

Our rooms are simple and clean. 30 of the rooms have two twin beds, we have 7 rooms with a full size bed. Every room has a chair and many have a desk for writing.

What kind of meals do you serve?

Healthy, fresh food, including whole fruit any time and a salad bar at lunch and dinner. A refrigerator and microwave are available in the dining room for personal food.

Are you a silent retreat center?

No, but if we have guests who are in silence we try our best to accommodate them.

What is a personal retreat?

A self-guided retreat, we provide the atmosphere and you provide the prayer.

What services does your chapel offer?

We have a Roman Catholic Liturgy every Saturday at 4 pm. The chapel may also be reserved for weddings or memorial services depending on availability. The chapel can seat 90 people.