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San Jose del Cabo | AttractionDecember 28, 2010

Querencia and Palmilla

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                                              The magic of Baja lies in its amazing beauty and history. Property ownership is as alluring as the seas that surround it. But the seas and coastlines of Mexico were off limits to property ownership as a result of the revolution of 1914.

With prospects of tourism, an enlightened government under President Luis Echeverria Alvarez wrote a presidential decree allowing Mexican banks to hold titles to property In Trust for foreigners. It is called a Fideicomiso and it provides for all rights of ownership as any citizen would enjoy. The term of the Trust is for 50-year periods, automatically renewable by law. In other words, title to the property may rest in one beneficiary indefinitely-which protects your heirs and your investment.

As the purchaser of property, you may use and enjoy, build, rent, bequeath or sell the beneficial rights in the trust anytime, conforming only the general laws of the country established for all persons. Today, U.S. Title insurance is available for properties held in trust. It assures the utmost security of your purchase as it would in the U.S.

The area that takes you along the coastline and beaches from San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas is known as the Corridor. It is considered the most prestigious, exclusive and beautiful real estate in all of Mexico. The unadorned symmetry of the desert, mountains, beaches and sea is complemented by unparalleled championship golf courses and some of the finest resort communities in the world.

The Corridor experience goes beyond world class golf and fishing. It is enhanced by indulgent spas and sophisticated dining. Properties in the Corridor are bursting with amazing views and tremendous luxury. They are located within the exclusive resorts of Querencia, Palmilla, Villas del Mar, Espirtu del Mar, Cabo Real, Cabo Del Sol and Punta Ballena. Many real estate brokers such as Beatriz Calderon of Querencia and Christie’s will be pleased to arrange for property viewings at your convenience.

As a general real estate company, Baja Properties has unbiased access to all properties throughout the Corridor and can assure your interests are primary. Many financing options are available in Los Cabos which makes it an ideal time to find your special property.

Known since 2000 as Cabo’s first private golf club, Querencia is nestled between rugged desert mountains and the sparkling Sea of Cortez. Translated as a place to return to regain strength and security, Querencia is a gated 1,800-acre residential golf community that marries Mexican and Tuscan-style architecture with the finest of amenities.

The Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole golf course is the centerpiece of the development.  The cliff-top 320-acre masterpiece which offers a 12-acre practice facility with 11 target greens, putting green and expansive short game practice areas was officially inaugurated by Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson during a Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf match in February 2001

Club Querencia features a world-class membership experience, ultimately offering two championship courses, a private beach club, family-oriented Club Village complex, spa, tennis courts and a state-of-the-art fitness center.  Querencia currently offers a private golf membership, and a social membership is also available for property owners.

Querencia provides a variety of posh resort-style amenities, including a 58,000-square-foot Club Village that offers multiple dining venues, an extensive wine cellar, infinity pool and Jacuzzi, lap pool and waterfall, spa and wellness services including concierge services.  The serene and natural environment of Querencia provides an ideal setting for yoga.

The property’s private Yoga Pavilion offers personal and group classes.  Yoga for Golfers, a new program, incorporates a series of exercises that slowly, gently and effectively move the body toward greater strength and flexibility. Querencia is the only development in Cabo that offers this certified program.

The resort offers buyers a number of real estate options.  At completion, the low-density community will offer a wide selection of full-ownership home sites, villas, condominiums and custom homes among 1,800 acres of open space.

Querencia is currently introducing its second phase, which will provide exciting additions to the maturing resort-style community.  A new expansion will add a Gil Hanse-designed 18-hole golf course; a Beach Club located inside a secluded natural cove in the Los Cabos corridor that will offer a casual outdoor bar and dining area, pool, spa, fire pit and private beach cabanas; and new ocean view residential offerings.

The Palmilla resort is the grand dame of Los Cabos. Located just four miles from San José del Cabo and overlooking the breathtaking bay, Palmilla provides its residents with elegance, privacy, amenities and luxuries that no other community offers.

It is home to the famed 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, the One & Only Hotel and lavish Mandara Spa. The resort also offers pristine swimming beaches. Simply stated, Palmilla is in a league of its own.

It is without a doubt that from its historic beginnings to its current elegance, the Palmilla Hotel is the definition of luxury in Los Cabos. When its first visitors flew in on their small planes, arriving at the Palmilla was an oasis to the adventurer.   The historic hotel, rich in Mexican character and elegance was still in operation in 1986 when Baja Properties started.  Those of us who were fortunate to experience the Palmilla in its original nature know that an important part of the future of Los Cabos came from the defining luxury and charm that the Palmilla embraced.

Today as the ultimate resort community in Los Cabos, it is the proud home of the One and Only Hotel and number one ranked Mandara spa, as the centerpiece for its 12 private communities.  Spoiled with 27 holes of world class, Jack Nicklaus designed links, the properties meander along the course and beaches reaching to the dramatic hill tops and are nestled in the desert.  The Palmilla resort offers a rich variety of residential opportunities and upon its completion will feature more than 1,000 high end properties.

Experienced agents have witnessed the growth throughout the neighborhoods of Palmilla, and their insight can be a great resource for you in finding your unique property in Palmilla. They would be pleased to schedule an appointment or introduce you to the available homes, building sites and pre-construction opportunities at your convenience.

Looking out over the San Jose Bay the impressive landmarks are Punta Gorda to the east and Palmilla Point to the west. On a full moon evening the earth’s beacon seems to rise from the core of Punta Gorda.  Above the One and Only Hotel at Palmilla Point, the luxuriously draped hillsides begin to glow.

It is here that you will find the exclusive gated residential community of Villas del Mar, considered among the most coveted real estate in the world.

Within the communities of Villas Del Mar lies the finest collection of elegantly appointed beachfront, ocean view and mountainside resort homes. Villas Del Mar offers an unequaled pairing; the comforts of a luxury vacation home along with the services and amenities of a five-star resort.

Just steps away from the gates of Villas Del Mar, one can enjoy 27 holes of Nicklaus championship golf, world-class tennis at the Palmilla Tennis Club, private beach club privileges at Club 96, gourmet restaurants and access to the phenomenal spa at the One & Only Palmilla Hotel.

Villas Del Mar's reputation for combining exceptional architecture, impeccable service and exquisite lifestyle within an exclusive private setting continues to attract worldwide attention.

Espiritu Del Mar features over 100 spectacular residences nestled in intimate terraced enclaves on a 75 acre property embracing Villas del Mar.  The home sites are configured around mountain vistas and natural desert arroyos, each offering panoramic ocean views.  A variety of housing choices are available within each residential cluster to suit various lifestyle needs.

The 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath Casitas showcase gourmet kitchens, private infinity-edge pools, colonial Mexican architecture fused with modern amenities, and in some cases, detached 5th bedroom guest suites.  The Terrazas homes are 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath or 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath with open-air courtyards, master suites with private balconies, media rooms and meticulous craftsmanship.  Residents will enjoy privacy, outstanding amenities and the superlative property management services associated with all Del Mar Development communities.

This distinguished community boasts over three miles of walking trails with various degrees of difficulty and 28 acres of natural open spaces and community parks and gardens including an expansive, one-acre park.  These communal spaces are lushly landscaped and provide areas for family gatherings or group entertainment.  Cascading fountains, cast iron sculptures, scenic overlooks and telescopes for whale watching are key features of these community parks and gardens.

At its heart, you will find Mirador de la Cruz, a hilltop meditation sanctuary with a cross that has been long revered in Los Cabos as a monument to the seafaring culture of Baja.  This remarkable property also features the private Club Espiritu, a multi-generational family fitness complex with an amphitheater, multiple swimming pools, outdoor palapa, state-of-the-art fitness center, resident lounge and park

The Baja Properties team of luxury professionals is  also available to show you the properties throughout Villas Del Mar and Espiritu Del Mar. Their experience in representing your interests will guide you to owning in Los Cabos’ premier luxury communities. Go for it!!

Joelle's Picks:

Properties for sale: at las Ventanas

Real Estates Agents:

Beatriz Calderon/Sales Associate Las Ventanas Real Estate Christie's Great Estates Affiliate

www.lasventanas-realestate.com /  ph. 52 (624) 144 2848 / cell. 52 (1624) 147 5269/  betty@lasventanas-realestate.com

Baja Properties:  Plaza Coral Baja No. 5 y 6 San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, México C.P. 23400 Email: sales@bajaproperties.com Toll Free: 1-877-464-2252 San Jose Del Cabo: 142-0988 Los Barriles: 141-0075 Cabo San Lucas: 143-2560

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