By Jerry R. Landress
The following is an onsite report featuring one of the most dynamic master planned resort communities in all of Los Cabos, Mexico. We are also reviewing a sampling of the areas’ extraordinary private villa rental properties. Each villa is ideally suited for the most discriminating traveler or special event planner.
Puerto Los Cabos, just minutes away from the Los Cabos International Airport and new FBO complex, is a place where the sound of the waves breaking on the shore become the background music for enjoying some of life’s greatest pleasures. Blessed with perfect weather and pristine vistas, this 2000-acre destination resort blends age-old traditions for gracious living with modern comforts and amenities.
Visitors and residents share three miles of secluded coastline, a picturesque world-class mega yacht marina, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman signature golf course, private beach clubs, amazing botanical gardens, five-star hotels, a dolphin discovery center and fine and casual dining options. This destination-within-a-destination is only minutes away from the center of San Jose del Cabo yet is worlds apart when it comes to peace and serenity.
Our villa tour will feature four very unique “Platinum Level” private homes each with features that will surely capture your imagination, appeal to a variety of tastes and most of all provide the ideal environment for an unforgettable luxury retreat. We have selected villas with a minimum of five bedrooms making them perfect for family vacations, destination weddings, executive retreats or just good friends sharing an unforgettable travel experience.
Villa Piedra Blanca is perfectly situated on one of Los Cabos’ most pristine stretches of golden beach. This one-of-a-kind beachfront estate is a true masterpiece of Mexican Hacienda-style architecture affording guests ample privacy, marvelous vistas, an expansive outdoor terrace and garden. The inviting fire pit, and a picturesque infinity swimming pool with built-in Jacuzzi add finishing touches to this elegant hideaway.
The interior design is adorned with an upscale list of amenities that boasts travertine floors throughout, a full gourmet kitchen, custom-made furniture and impressive array of original works of art adorning every room. Sliding glass walls, opening to the spacious ocean-view pool terrace, highlights the great-room.
The 5,155 square feet outside living and entertainment area of patios, gardens and terraces offer plenty of room to relax under the warm Baja sunshine as you and your guests enjoy the stunning views of the Sea of Cortez. In the evening, gather with your friends around the fire pit as you listen to the gentle sounds of the waves.
Rates & Details: Villa Piedra Blanca
Villa Yvonne can only be described as “magical”. This sleek contemporary villa with Mediterranean-inspired details is synonymous with luxury. Villa Yvonne is true vacationer’s dream located in the heart of the prestigious Puerto Los Cabos development. Relaxing in your private swimming pool, you will be mesmerized by breathtaking vistas of the shimmering Sea of Cortez, golf course landscapes, desert hillsides and San José del Cabo coastline.
The striking interior décor has modern furnishings that will captivate you with intriguing accents and elegant atmosphere. Among the villa’s unique amenities, guest will appreciate the tequila bar, pool table, large gourmet kitchen plus stunning master bedroom suites.
White is the theme, with each of the property’s spacious terraces presenting striking architecture and ever-present ocean views. This is a place where you and your guests will spend hours enjoying the Los Cabos sunshine and star-studded nights. Finding the perfect spot to kick back, whether floating in the inviting pool, soaking in the Jacuzzi, napping on a lounge chair, gathering around the fire pit, enjoying a snack on the patio is never a problem.
Rates & Details: Villa Yvonne
Villa Tranquilidad is another spectacular Puerto Los Cabos oasis; nestled just steps away from a scenic stretch of private beach. Aptly named, the two level, 16,483 square foot Villa Tranquiliad surrounds you with an atmosphere of refined tranquility, offering a myriad of luxurious amenities to complement the magnificent Sea of Cortez vistas and the rhythmic sound of the surf.
Gracefully appointed and personally decorated, this stunning villa boasts a spacious interior with seven lavish bedroom suites, wood-beamed ceilings, travertine and granite counters, home-theater and an expansive living area opening to an unbelievably scenic terrace. Outside guests are greeted with palapa-shaded patios, an inviting outdoor dining area, an oceanfront swimming pool, a large Jacuzzi, outdoor entertainment system and so much more.
The villa has a live-in caretaker and for a very reasonable extra fee, villa staff can provide cooking services from breakfast to late night snacks. Menus can be reviewed in advance or guests can take advantage of the catch-of-the-day by shopping for the areas amazing fresh seafood options.
Rates & Details: Villa Tranquilidad
Our last stop is Villa de los Suenos #19. This amazing beachfront villa in the Fundadores neighborhood of Puerto Los Cabos, is a spectacular vacation retreat offering breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez and a multitude of incomparable amenities.
Hacienda-style elegance and barefoot luxury come together perfectly in this 5,500-square-foot villa overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Villa de los Sueños #19 is managed by Hotel El Ganzo, gives guests unique access to the hotel’s staff and services. The villa features two master suites in the main part of the villa, plus four plush bedroom suites and staff apartment each opening to a shared hacienda style court yard. Marble flooring, a gourmet kitchen and artistic touches throughout; help to make this luxurious villa a true home away from home.
Visitors will appreciate the spacious living areas each opening to the scenic outdoor terraces and rooftop lounging areas — perfect for weddings and other special events. Enjoy the ocean breezes as you entertain friends or associates in the large engaging living room, outside around the fire pit at sunset or on one of the shaded patio areas. There is also a palapa with an outdoor kitchen area and a swim-up bar, which can be staffed by Hotel El Ganzo mixologists, chefs and servers.
Rates & Details: Villa de los Suenos #19
Each of the villas featured in this review has a Platinum 6+ Star Rating. The Platinum rating is set aside only for properties of extraordinary opulence. Every significant feature – location, views, furnishings, amenities, condition and service – is one of ultimate beauty, classic workmanship and unequaled refinement. They all share access to the communities private beach clubs, marinas, championship golf course as well as other amenities. It is also important to note that every imaginable service is available through Cabovillas.com custom services. Chauffeured limos or your own private chef…guided open water excursions or exclusive dine around gourmet reservations…nothing is out of the question.
One service that deserves a special mention is in-villa spa services. Guests can enjoy every feature of a luxury day spa without leaving the comfort and privacy of their beachfront villa. One such company that we can confidently recommend is Suzanne Morel Face & Body Care providing everything from a unique menu of facials and massage options to custom manicure and pedicures. For men who feel a little out of place in a salon, don’t worry, just kick back and get a pool-side pedicure with a good cigar and a cold beer while watching the charter boats glide by.
Cabovillas.com represents over 100 private homes, condos and beachfront villas throughout the region. Visit www.CaboVillas.com