Family gatherings are the hottest trend in travel, and the luxury residences provide the perfect environment. But, what’s the best venue for getting together with family and dear friends?
Of course, we all love that high-touch service that’s harder to find these days, even in the best hotels.
That’s why the villas in Elegant Mexico’s collection multi-million-dollar homes includes a full staff, with housekeeping, a personal butler, and private chef for breakfast and lunch.
Directed by CEO and Founder Sean Emmerton, who cut his teeth at top luxury resorts, the onsite concierge will assist you with pre-arrival planning, including arranging tee times, fishing and boat charters, restaurant reservations, anything you need.
While you may never want to leave – when I’ve stayed, I didn’t – Elegant Mexico’s Los Cabos homes are all located within a gated community, include your own golf cart, and offer access to the adjacent 5-star One&Ony Palmilla Resort.
In addition to space to spread out, the privacy of having your own home comes with your own pool, extensive outdoor areas for the kids to play, afternoon barbeques, and late nights gazing at the stars.
If you still aren’t sold, here’s another reason to consider a villa rental these days is a real rarity: They are a great value, with Elegant Mexico’s four-bedroom residences less than a one-bedroom suite at top Cabo resorts.
1. Casita 37
4 Bedrooms, 8 Guests, 4 bathrooms – From $3,500 per night
With its elegant architecture, beautiful décor, and stunning views, this four-bedroom villa can host up to eight guests. The outdoor living areas are a true standout, with an infinity pool, fire pit, and gorgeous outdoor dining area.
Guests will love spending time in the comfortable living room or soaking in the hot tub or jetted tub after a long day. And in the morning, they can enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in the breathtaking view from under the shade of the traditional palapa. This casita is sure to exceed all expectations!
Downstairs is a Master with King bed and a second bedroom with two Queens. Upstairs is a second Master bedroom with King bed and an addition bedroom with two Queens.
2. Villa 705
6 Bedrooms, 16 Guests, 6 + 2 half baths – From $5,500 per night
Villa 705 is a stunning six-bedroom, six-bathroom retreat that includes two additional half baths. The spacious layout can easily accommodate anywhere from 12 to 16 guests making this property a sought-after choice for those traveling with family and friend groups to Los Cabos any time of year.
The villa enjoys a prime location with sweeping ocean views from nearly every room in the home. There is plenty of space with nearly 9,000 square feet of living space. The floor plan emphasizes indoor and outdoor living. Across both levels of the villa, guests will enjoy access to an open floor plan and most rooms are designed with retractable walls of windows opening up to sprawling decks, patios, or balconies.
In the living room is a plush gray sofa topped in comfortable throw pillows. The sofa is complemented by dual armchairs and an accent chair in sleek silver framing as well. The geometric end tables are a great addition to the space while the central focal point is the stone coffee table topped with orchids, books, and silver accent décor. The entire furnishing set sits on an earth-tone braided rug that works well as a cozy and eye-catching covering for the sleek tile flooring below.
The entire far wall of the living room opens to an open-air deck for enjoying ocean views. In the evening hours, guests can use the collection of standing floor lamps to illuminate the space as well. Overhead, guests will love the addition of decorative lighting that includes geometric structures covered in sparkling bistro lights! Exposed ceiling beams add a nice rustic touch to the space while the surrounding archways and columns speak to traditional Mexican style too.
When the day ends, making time to gather around the fire pit and settle into the cozy teal seating options is always a delight. From the outdoor BBQ grill to the many plush loungers to choose from, guests here will find it easier than ever to customize their stay down to the very details.
3. Hacienda 511
6 Bedrooms, 12 guests, 7 bathrooms – From $8,500 per night
Hacienda 511 features six bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 guests. The property sits atop a scenic bluff with breathtaking ocean views from throughout the villa. This pristine property sits within walking distance of the One&Only Palmilla Resort.
Earth-toned color palettes are used throughout the property and are paired up with sleek finishes and delicate archways that speak to Mexican traditional-inspired style. The primary living room in Hacienda 511 features a fantastic plush suede sofa topped with deep red and yellow throw pillows.
The sofa is paired up with two overstuffed armchairs and a decorative accent chair finished in red and white stripes. The entire furnishing set is settled around an ornate wood coffee table and situated in front of a large flat-screen television for added entertainment value. The colorful area rug inspired by Southwest patterns beautifully offsets the beige tiling below.
Towering greenery in this room also incorporates a touch of natural beauty that compliments the modern aesthetic in a refreshing way. Vaulted ceilings in the living room enhance the overall sense of space while the floor-to-ceiling stone columns work as a frame from the living room to the main entryway.
Just off the living room, guests can make their way into the home’s gourmet kitchen featuring custom dark wood cabinetry filled with cooking essentials as well as a beautiful center island topped off with granite and surrounded by barstools. The opposite end of the kitchen opens directly to one of the many outdoor patios. Here guests will find a table fit for a large group when an alfresco meal is a priority. There’s also a formal dining room table in the home with overhead chandelier finishings that can seat up to 10 at a time.
Those who have a little work to finish up during their stay will appreciate the office space found just off the kitchen as well. Here, remote working guests can settle into a leather office chair behind a robust dark-wood desk and enjoy a space that’s finished with recliners and a large wall-mounted television too. Of course, if it happens to be added entertainment, you’re after instead, the 12-seat in-home movie theater is sure to inspire!
Four of the six bedrooms in this property feature King beds All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Most bedrooms also have their own private outdoor access points.
4. Villa 498
5 Bedrooms, 10 Guests, 6 Bathrooms – From $4,000 per night
Villa 498 features five bedrooms and six bathrooms, accommodating up to 10 guests in comfort. It’s just a five-minute walk from the Sea of Cortez and the beach. When you come back, have a soak in the Jacuzzi soak followed by a swim in your private infinity pool, which seems to empty right into the vast ocean below. From your patio you can watch whales during their seasons of migration or see them up close when you order up a whale watching tour from your dedicated concierge.
Décor maintains a low-key theme that mixes tasteful colonial and pre-Columbian Mexico with contemporary plush appointments. Deep hardwood furnishings and ceiling accents complement the travertine stone flooring and wrought iron lighting fixtures, all adding nicely to a sense of place.
There are three master bedrooms with King beds, private verandahs overlooking the sea, and large stone and tile bathrooms with double vanities, stone tiled shower closets and soaking tubs framed by picture windows. In other rooms find a Queen bed and two double beds.
The gourmet kitchen has a large granite island counter as a point of gathering. A formal dining room nearby seats eight. There is also an outside dining area.
One of the highlights of Villa 498 is the Balinese pavilion off the patio that centers around an outdoor fireplace and offers a hanging loveseat and a conversation pod. Take a late-night swim in your private pool or a dip in the Jacuzzi under the stars.
5. Villa Encanto
14 Guests, 6 Bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms – From $4,500 per night
Villa Encanto is an expansive six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath mansion with space for up to 14 guests. The layout meanders lengthwise against a wide horizon, assuring that every room has a view to the Sea of Cortez. The privacy offered in the interior and exterior footprint, as well the arrangements of each bedroom, this residence perfect not only for large family get-togethers, but also for celebrations with friends.
Guests love the stream of alcoves with living room, family room, cocktail bar and outdoor pavilions, and water features. Framing the property against its winding layout is an infinity pool measuring more than 100 feet with waterfalls that pour into it, leading to a sunken spa in the middle.
There is a fully equipped chef’s kitchen, bar, and multiple gathering spots by the pool – from fire pits to backyard putting greens, to opium beds, to classic loungers, to a grand living room and dining spots with outdoor shading.
Design throughout is a combination of solid, Spanish colonial appointments against light, contemporary furnishings, and flourishes. Every item – from television screens that seem to offer their own aesthetic statements, to gleaming and glittering chandeliers, to comfortable, plush sofas – has a purpose, even if that purpose is simply to add pizzazz.
There are two Master bedrooms with King beds, three more bedrooms with King beds, and the sixth bedroom has two sets of bunkbeds, all with en-suite bathrooms.
Mention this newsletter when you book your villa directly with Elegant Mexico and receive a 10% discount. Contact Elegant Mexico via CEO Sean Emmerton at email@example.com or +1.949.388.8590 ext. 200.