Ask Baja California Sur, Mexico travelers what they consider the gem and you’re sure to hear the East Cape.
Extending from just east of San Jose del Cabo along the Sea of Cortez up the coast to areas like Rancho Buena Vista, Los Barriles, and Punta Pescadero, the region has grown exponentially in recent years without sacrificing the pristine beauty of the region.
In fact, East Cape homes and getaways like Costa Palmas Four Seasons Resort are highly sought-after not only by the affluent, but also by well-known celebrities looking for an escape from the prying eyes of fans, paparazzi, and tourists.
The East Cape is truly tailored to the luxury lifestyle. It boasts world-renowned chef-run restaurants, celebrity-designed golf courses, high-end boutiques and marinas big enough to accommodate superyachts.
If you’re currently browsing East Cape homes, here are 10 homes that are truly mind-blowing. The list contains seven homes owned by celebrities or private residents and three residences that are available to rent.
Celebrity homes and private residences
1. Casa Vista Loka
Custom built for Iggy Pop, this hilltop home in La Playita offers unparalleled views of the ocean, estuary, mountains and Puerto Los Cabos Marina. Although smaller than many of the other mansion-size East Cape homes, the design focuses on outdoor living. Features include vaulted ceilings, hand-polished concrete, well-appointed outdoor dining, wood-beamed ceilings. In addition, it has a guest casita and easy access to the terrace and roof.
2. Casa de Los Cardones
Located in La Ventana, Baja California Sur, this East Cape home also comes with a guest house, as well as two other buildings to maximize privacy and indoor-outdoor living without compromising the views.
The no expense spared design ensures this property met the expectations for both luxury living and high-end construction. The owner chose the highest quality builders, artisans and vendors to create this sanctuary. It shows in every detail of the nearly 8,200 square feet.
Aptly translated to “House of Friends,” this private luxury retreat located in Los Cabos is actually two individual villas built for George Clooney and Cindy Crawford. Designed by renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta, the East Cape homes were featured in Architectural Digest.
The exquisite East Cape homes are truly the cream of the crop. Features include beachfront settings, private pools, Parota-wood beam ceilings, indoor-outdoor living spaces, a private screening room, open-air courtyards and stone walls and floors.
4. Casas las Tinas
This 15-acre beachfront property includes two 4-bedroom homes, a two-story clubhouse and a caretaker’s home. The rustic compound comes with its own desalinization plant. It can produce 10,000 gallons of fresh water daily and 23 half-acre parcels on the beach of the Sea of Cortez.
If you’re looking for a space that could also house extended family, East Cape homes like this one are rare.
5. Casa Sal
Perched atop an elevated lot with 114 feet of frontage on Playa Tortuga, sits Casa Sal. This newly constructed home was designed with an elevated room, rammed-earth walls and 34 transom windows to allow natural light during the day and iridescent lighting at night. The 8,286-square-foot oceanfront property includes a patio terrace, garden, deck, BBQ area, pool, fire pit, Pergola, hot tub and second kitchen.
6. Casa El Cazador
If your dreams of East Cape homes are nothing less than mansions, the 10,200-square-foot Los Barriles property should bump to the top of your list.
The beachfront main house consists of 8,100 square feet with features that include Italian marble floors, an upstairs grand master suite with a 22’-brick dome, a built-in bar area and a marble shower with walkthrough access to an adjacent outdoor hot tub.
Features include African teak cabinets and doors, a custom bar with a wine cooler and wall-to-wall sliding glass doors throughout. As well as California redwood-covered patios, boat storage, a water cleaning system, backup power, solar electricity, pool and over half a million dollars in the stonework. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath guest house hosts a full kitchen.
7. Casa Los Arcos
At a sprawling 9,996 square feet, this beachside estate on Punta Pescadero is ripe for swimming, diving and snorkeling. Land your private plane on the paved runway for quick access to this East Cape home.
As you’d expect with a luxury property on the Sea of Cortez, the house features a pool, patio, terrace, deck, fountain, garden, bar and sitting area. There’s plenty of stone, tile and high-end design and craftsmanship, none of which can be outdone by the views.
Luxury homes you can stay in
8. Four Seasons Private Residences
The private residences at Costa Palmas rival that of any modern-day fairytale. Residences include marina slips for sailboats or motor yachts up to 250 feet.
Whether you’re looking for something right on the marina, the beach or the golf course, you can choose the size, design and décor that best fits your lifestyle. Every home is designed to complement the luxury lifestyle its residents are accustomed to. For example, the open-plan living spaces, breathtaking views of the beach from your private pool and wide sliding doors to melt the space between indoors and out.
With the best of everything, it’s not uncommon for guests at Four Seasons Resort to become Costa Palmas residents. For instance, deep-sea fishing, sunsets, golf, and world-renowned restaurants.
9. Casa Bahia de Los Frailes
Nestled between the mountains and sea, this private luxury vacation venue boasts all the high-end amenities you’d expect from a 6,000-square-foot beachfront villa. Bring your extended family to enjoy the swim-up bar, 45-foot pool, jacuzzi, fire pit and endless adventures because this fantasy rental sleeps 18.
10. Casa Dulce Vida
Located in the exclusive gated golf community of Fundadores in Puerto Los Cabos. This villa sleeps up to 20 and has hosted corporate/golf retreats, as well as family reunions and friends’ getaways. With more than 5,200 square feet of indoor space and 2,400 square feet of outdoor space, you may never want to venture beyond the property. But guests have full access to the members-only Beach Club. The club offers golf, swimming, exercise classes, a full-service bar, restaurant, kayaks, and paddleboards to experience the Sea of Cortez.
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