At the southern-most point of Baja California peninsula, facing south at the meeting point of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, is the ^Cabo^ region, a resort area surrounded by low desert. Experience la buena vida, or ^the good life^ in an enchanting and exotic locale with a perfect climate. Cool evenings with light ocean breezes rustle the palm trees. Bone dry sunshine is light and refreshing. An average of 350 days per year are sunny and bright. A powdery soft white sand beach rims the entire length of vast coastline. The expanse of deep blue indigo ocean seems to literally fall off the horizon. From the east is the charming traditional colonial-era theme town of San Jose del Cabo. Next stop along the coast is the One & Only Palmilla Resort, that is often voted best resort in Latin America. Off to the west is the port of Cabo San Lucas, a playground for fishing and boating enthusiasts.
Villas Del Mar is the finest residential resort community in Los Cabos Mexico. Perfectly situated next to the One & Only Palmilla Resort, Villas Del Mar features an array of beach and ocean front villa homes, ocean view terrace homes, or ocean view cliff-side Casita homes securely positioned in a gated community. Set below sandy cliffs and above the azure sea, Villas Del Mar is simply resplendent with acres of blooming tropical gardens and a very peaceful and quiet living environment.
Tropical Villa Vacations has chosen two of the best resort residences to feature - a four bedroom terrace ocean view home named La Terraza Paraiso 372, and the breathtaking cliff-side 5 bedroom La Casita Buena Vista 378. If neither of these two superb private luxury homes are available for your dates, please inquire about other beach front 3-6 bedroom Villas or 3-5 bedroom ocean view luxurious retreats, which may be rented in side by side multiple property configurations. There are dozens of private estate homes, villas, and casitas to choose from within Villas Del Mar.
Your vacation at Villas Del Mar is enhanced by the complimentary services of a full-time round the clock Personal Butler, Daily Housekeeping, and the services of a Private Chef for Breakfast and Lunch Daily. Hire the same Private Chef for an enchanting evening of in-villa dining for just $135 flat rate. For all meals the cost of groceries is additional. The Concierge/Guest Services Manager will take your pre-arrival grocery order, arrange airport transfers, rental car, massage and spa appointments, book tee-times, or create a party by hiring a mariachi band, fireworks, or a beach bonfire.
As an esteemed guest at Villas Del Mar you will receive a complimentary golf cart, 24 hour gated security, a secluded beach with a protected swim jetty, Inclusive Housekeeping, Chef and Butler, and access to the exclusive Beach Club ^96^. By special arrangement are in-residence spa pampering and massage therapy, and access to select facilities at the ultra-swanky One & Only Palmilla Resort including Agua casual terrace dining, ^C^ Charlie Trotter`s namesake restaurant, the Palmilla Spa, and 27 holes of golf at the Palmilla Golf Club, a Nicklaus Championship course.
La Terraza Paraiso at Villas Del Mar, could also be called The Treasure House. The evenings at La Terraza are enchanting. The moon rises out of the Sea of Cortez and traverses the ocean off-shore of your villa throughout the evening. Brilliant moonbeams glow across the sea. Flames dance in the fire pit and fireplace while reflecting off the stone walls and terra cotta roof. Romantic lighting illuminates this terraced home.
This palatial 4 bedrom villa with private heated pool, hot tub spa and central air conditioning is decorated with an amazing array of fine art, antiques, Mexican folk art, and whimsical unique collectibles. Luxuriant down filled sofas are blended with Drexel Heritage and other quality furnishings, hand painted heirlooms, ornately carved armoires with rustic metal fittings, and various ceramic pots, carvings, pewter ware and paintings. Cool to the touch travertine flooring runs throughout. Beamed ceilings serve as a throwback to traditional Mexican architecture. There is generous use of silk, wool, and cotton fabrics in greens, golds and reds for all carpets, bed covers and lined drapes.
Enter La Terraza Paraiso, villa number 372, via a gated and intimate courtyard decorated with a flowering garden and water fountain. After you enter the security gated entrance you will find the petite Casita on your right. The Casita is a fourth guest bedroom suite with a refrigerator and french doors that open to the courtyard. Join the guest in bedroom three for morning coffee in the fresh-air and flower filled garden! Step inside the front entry and take delight in the surroundings while standing under a two story rotunda with an antique wrought iron candelabra. A travertine staircase sweeps upwards and spirals towards the two upstairs master king bedroom suites. Back down stairs facing the great room, but to the left side of the villa is an intimate and romantic formal dining room that seats eight guests. The dining room is nestled between an outdoor courtyard with water fountain and an outdoor patio with fireplace.
Multiple outdoor living areas under a covered terrace flow from the great room via sliding pocket glass doors. The expansive ocean view patio incorporates an infinity edge heated pool, hot tub spa, gas fire pit, sunning, dining and lounging furniture, a Viking 4 burner BBQ grill, and an outdoor bar. Indoors is another bar area with a sink, cocktail mixers, martini shaker, juicer, and wine fridge.
In the family room, dive into the plush down filled upholstered furniture while enjoying the 40 plus inch flat panel television set in an ornately carved armoire. Within the Great Room is seating for 7 with a large flat panel Sony television, central stereo tuner and amp, 5 disc DVD/CD changer, and a portable iPod dock with speakers.
The beautiful kitchen is accented with impressive beamed ceilings, golden granite counters, and a half moon shaped wooden bar with 6 bar stools. An extensive collection of Mexican pottery plate ware, pewter silverware, and gold rimmed or blue-green hand-blown glassware is stocked for family dining and entertaining. A luxurious assortment of large and small appliances are provided including an oversized fridge with in-wall ice dispenser, Viking 4 burner gas range and oven, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal. A complete in-villa laundry center and pantry connects to the kitchen.
Also situated on the main living level off the great room is a powder room followed by a guest bedroom with two twin beds or one king bed, a private bath, and french doors to the garden courtyard.
Upstairs, two ocean view master suites each have sumptuous down topped king beds with down duvets, down pillows, an individual outdoor sun terrace, spacious tile bathrooms, walk-in closets, and large flat panel televisions with DVD.
We do not consider this home to be safe for young children. Throughout the villa there are abundant break-able ceramics and art pieces, but more importantly, the gas fireplace and fire pit represent a hazard for youngsters as does the swimming pool, which is perched out over a precipice with a dangerous drop-off edge.
Club Ninety Six, a private beach club located in Palmilla Cove, Los Cabos best swimming beach, and reserved exclusively for owners and guests of Villas Del Mar, the Club serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a tranquil indoor/outdoor oasis that also includes a pool side bar serving snacks and beverages, happy hour daily, live music in the evening, a large fitness center, fitness classes (pilates, spinning, yoga, weight lifting, aquatic fitness), oceanside fire pit, shallow children`s pool, 22 meter heated lap pool, heated beach front free-form pool, spa hot tub, and water sports palapa. A private fully catered cruise on the resort`s new 50 foot catamaran can be booked, in addition to other excursions, tours and adventures. Available for rent are wet suits, body/boogie boards, snorkel sets, kayaks and wave runners. Guests have signing privileges and valet parking service, even for golf carts!
At Villas Del Mar, your choice of activities are as endless as the open ocean reaching out out from your sea view vista. Enjoy championship golf, try your hand at world-famous deep sea fishing, find tranquility during long beach walks, float in the man-made swimming cove that is fed by fresh surf, watch the moon rise over the Sea of Cortez, see gray whales migrating in winter season, sip margaritas pool side at Club Ninety Six, kayak the turquoise coastal waters, have a massage under a canopy of stars or on the beach. Other ideas for fun in the sun include off-road racing, mountain climbing, skydiving, horseback riding in the hills and along sandy beaches, snorkel and sunset sailing, power boat cruising, rent an ATV to explore the low desert, hike in the biologically diverse Sierra de La Laguna range to hidden hot and cold springs, rappel the cliffs at Land`s End, surfing remote breaks, dive to an undersea world of tropical fish, an underwater rock canyon, and submerged sand falls, or fly over 3 miles of zip line traversing the Costa Azul arroyo canyon.
Los Cabos boasts some of the most beautiful and challenging terrain in the world for golfing. There are several courses to choose from, including two Jack Nicklaus designed courses, one at Palmilla and the Ocean Course at Cabo Del Sol. The Desert Course at Cabo Del Sol, created by Tom Weiskopf is a creative masterpiece displaying a startling contrast between verdant greens and the surrounding arid landscape. Other notable courses are the Robert Trent Jones Jr. Cabo Real, Club Campestre San Jose Golf Club, and the former municipal course recently recreated as the Mayan Palace. Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club opens in May 2007.
Cabo San Lucas is one of just many hot spots for great nightlife, including Cabo Wabo, Squid Roe and dozens of other sea front restaurants. San Jose del Cabo hosts an array of authentic Mexican cuisine restaurants, as well as other tasty world cuisines.
There are many great cultural and historical sites nearby, such as The Arch, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, a popular whale watching and snorkeling spot, Iglesia de San Lucas, a cathedral dating to the early 1700`s, the art studio of Sergio Bustamente, a Fish Museum displaying samples of game fish found in nearby waters, Mayan ruins along the Pacific coast, and the desert oasis arts & crafts town of Todos Santos.
Recent press comments about Villas Del Mar.....You have a terrific product and I know it is a great fit for Elite travelers everywhere. Villas Del Mar is a real gem. D. Golan, Elite Traveler magazine.
Villas Del Mar is an lush, unspoiled paradise custom designed for the most demanding international Traveler voted ^Pure Decadence in Mexico^ by Elite Traveler magazine.
Villas Del Mar is an extremely exclusive and private all-villa resort which is, increasingly, the secret hideout of the stars. San Francisco Examiner.
Large kitchen with see-through glass refrigerator, Viing 4 burner gas range and oven, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal upscale small appliances, crystal glassware, unique Mexican ceramic dishware, Jura capresso machine, spacious pantry and laundry room. 180 degree views from the Sea of Cortez to the Pacific Ocean including the beach and other hilltop residences. More spectacular than the French Riveria or the Village of Eze. Mexican tile flooring throughout, down filled furniture, exquisite silk, wool, cotton upholstery in greens, golds and reds, hand woven carpets, 4 outdoor living areas. Covered terrace on main level outside of master bedroom and great room. It flows out to the intimate and stunning ocean view patio with pool, hot tub, firepit, 2nd kitchen and BBQ pavilion, waterfall. Upstairs in Great House is a lengthy terrace, shaded and open to the sun, which fronts bedrooms 2 and 3. Indescribably views, lounging chairs, breakfast table or cocktail table in corner, casual seating area, view down to the pool patio or across to the Guest House.
As you enter the villa, there are stone steps down to the Great House. The bedrooms are both upstairs and downstairs. The 4th Bedroom is in a separate Guest House which is accessed by another set of stone steps. Therefore, we consider this remarkable Riviera-style villa to be best for agile guests who do not mind going up and down stairs frequently.
Romantic lighting illuminates this home that feels like a petite castle.
Separate Guest House, decorated in Cape Cod elegant country cottage theme, has an ocean and beach view terrace, sun umbrellas, a second fire pit, shaded and open air lounging, view to the Great House and pool patio, 2nd kitchen and living room, 3 or 4 person breakfast nook, spacious master bedroom, private bath. Living Room has drapery, 3 down filled chaise chairs with a communal ottoman, very large flat panel television with Sony CD/DVD player. Kitchen has a sink, microwave drawer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, Viking glass top range and oven, coffee maker, assortment of cookware, dishware and more.