The southern Baja Peninsula has been developing into one of the world’s top luxury resort destinations over the past decade. One & Only Palmilla, Resort at Pedregal, Esperanza, Chileno Bay and Las Ventanas are regulars in numerous top lists. Seven of Mexico’s top rate golf courses are in the Los Cabos area. Top fishing tournaments like the Bisbee with million dollar purses and an up and coming film festival have been providing cache. Off road racing in the desert, high-end shopping, a diverse culinary scene and the ability to kick back for some whale watching or party all night long with Sammy Hager provides a cross somewhere between St. Barts, the French Riviera and Scottsdale with Mexico’s warm hospitality quotient.
Coming soon are new luxury resorts from Four Seasons, St. Regis, Montage and a Reserve from Ritz-Carlton, the brand’s six star offering. What’s particularly interesting about Los Cabos is for all the luxury resorts, rental villas are an extremely popular option. Driving the high-end villa market is the fact that there is a high-demand for full ownership residences. In other words, Los Cabos is one of those destinations where the climate makes it perfect all year, meaning it’s popular to buy a home, and then for some people, put it in a rental pool, although many private residences are kept just that.
Listed by Architectural Digest as one of the “9 Most Spectacular Hotel Residences on the Planet” and developed and sold by Grupo Questro, West Enclave, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence, is a collection of 27 luxury homes in Los Cabos offered in its initial phase, whose owners benefit not only from the service of Ritz-Carlton, but also a spectacular location.
Robb Report included the community as one of the hottest new residential communities in the resort. Forbes writes, “Gone are the days when you would walk into a Ritz-Carlton, and it would feel like a consistent design aesthetic. Now it’s more about the place, the building, locale, history, what the customer who is coming to this part of the city is looking for.” Unique Homes calls the development “a serene and transformative escape.”
Rising from a sea-view bluff within 2,000 oceanfront acres of the private and protected master planned resort enclave of Puerto Los Cabos, the homes offer full access to white sand beaches, a full marina, private beach clubs, an estuary, rolling hills with exotic flora, and signature golf courses from both Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. There is also a private sculpture garden and a 12-acre cactus botanical park.
The Reserve Residences
The initial phase of residences features indoor/outdoor villas averaging 10,000 square feet, inclusive of 4,000 square feet of outdoor living space. These single-family, single-level contemporary homes offer a private location with each residence having its own swimming pool, floor-to-ceiling windows looking directly onto the Sea of Cortez, double kitchens, four or five en-suite bedrooms, an entertainment room and premium technology. Two-car garages provide storage for vehicles and outdoor gear. Homes are priced from $4.9 million.
Interiors feature a Master suite with exterior shower and massage garden, VIP suite with exterior shower and massage garden, plus three guest bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. A flex room with en-suite bathroom can also be furnished as a media or game room. There is a service/storage room with full bathroom as well.
Main space includes living room/dining room, two powder rooms, a chef’s kitchen and auxiliary kitchen. The auxiliary kitchen is so your staff can prepare meals out of site. There is a pantry, laundry room and two-car garage
Exterior includes a private swimming pool and Whirlpool spa, covered living and dining area with fireplace, fire pit, open-air courtyard garden and two golf cart parking spaces. The air-conditioned living area is 6,085 sq. ft. with total living area of 11,400 sq. ft. for the 5-bedroom residences. Four-bedroom residences are 5,769 sq. ft. and 9,902 sq. ft. Lot sizes range from 15,069 to 19,375 sq. ft.
Soon to be announced is a branded condominium component, with 3-bedroom units and a 4-bedroom penthouse. All units will have plunge pools on the patio.
There are also several custom estate lots available for those of you who are not looking for a branded option.
The Residences will have their own private Owners’ Welcome Center as well as a full-time Director of Residences, an owners’-only concierge and experience ambassadors to arrange special outings. A la carte services from the adjacent Reserve hotel include butlers, housekeeping, in-residence dining and catering, and specialized children’s programs.
Location and Surrounding Area
West Enclave is set on prime oceanfront land within the 2,000-acre master planned resort development of Puerto Los Cabos in San José Del Cabo. The largest development in the area, Puerto Los Cabos stretches three miles of white sand oceanfront along the base of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. Puerto Los Cabos is located just 20 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport, five minutes from San José Del Cabo’s historic downtown, which is home to art galleries, fine restaurants and shopping. The nightlife of Cabo San Lucas is just 30 minutes away.
By the way Greater Los Cabos is divided into two distinct regions – Cabo San Lucas and San José Del Cabo. Cabo San Lucas is home to the well-known arch rock formation, also called “Land’s End,” and is known for offering nightlife, high-end shopping and a marina that house many of the area’s top restaurants and bars. San José Del Cabo is known as the quieter, more private and intimate side of Los Cabos with an authentic downtown plaza, art and culture scene.
Golf, Marina and Beach Club
Residents and their guests have exclusive access to a new private marina, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman signature golf courses, beach clubs, a cactus botanical park, sculpture gardens, a dolphin discovery center and a wide variety of fine and casual dining.
Fundadores Beach Club
At the center of the Puerto Los Cabos community, the private beach club for residents and guests provides a comfortable, intimate oceanfront gathering place with an infinity edge pool, easy beach access, fire pits and a full-service spa and fitness center.
Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman Golf Courses
There are 27 holes of golf with nine holes designed by Greg Norman and 18 by Jack Nicklaus featuring spectacular ocean views from every hole and dramatic elevation changes.
The Marina at Puerto Los Cabos
The marina is the gateway to the Sea of Cortez and some of the world’s finest sport fishing grounds, just 10 miles from the renowned Gordo Banks. A private, newly-built facility, the marina currently offers 200 slips up to 250 feet in length, a drystack and boatyard with 150-ton travel lift with 24-hour security. Memorable deep-sea and big game fishing excursions are also offered at the marina.
Cactus Botanical Park
The 12-acre Cactus Botanical Park is a desert garden designed to honor both the cactus in its many forms and the cultures and traditions of Mexico’s indigenous people. Home to more than one million plants, including a labyrinth of 1,000 bonsai bougainvillea and more than 1,500 species of cactus and succulent plants from around the world, the Cactus Botanical Park also includes three pyramids built from massive granite boulders.
Pedestrian Village (future)
A future pedestrian village at Puerto Los Cabos will feature waterfront artist studios, galleries, shops and restaurants accessible via trolley.
San Jose del Cabo Historic Downtown
Home to a bustling main square and warm architecture, San Jose del Cabo’s downtown thrives as an arts community with traditional and local art from Mexico and around the world in the Gallery District. The Gallery District has become the cultural center of Los Cabos with many high-end fine art galleries displaying original paintings, sculpture, photography, prints and jewelry made by local contemporary artists. After the sun goes down, downtown’s nightlife scene comes to life with microbreweries, tequila lounges, wine bars, live music venues, and even late-night dance clubs.
Owner & Developer
Over the course of more than 20 years, Grupo Questro has emerged as one of the most highly respected developers in all of Mexico. Helmed by the visionary Eduardo Sanchez-Navarro, Grupo Questro’s mission is to develop business opportunities of value that generate memorable experiences for its collaborators and clients. In areas throughout Mexico such as Los Cabos, Mexico City and Acapulco, Grupo Questro’s world-class resort destinations include Puerto Los Cabos, El Dorado, Cabo Real and Club Campestre San Jose. Resort projects include Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences, Dreams, Secrets, El Ganzo, ME by Melia, Casa Dorada.