a new Montage Hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico

Another oceanfront residential and hotel property is under construction on the sparkling waters of the Sea of Cortez in southern Baja.

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Montage Los Cabos represents the perfect melding of beach, scenic natural beauty and the rich cultural heritage of Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur, Mexico. This Los Cabos, Mexico resort will be the heart of the region’s newest community set amidst desert arroyos embraced by the sea.

The beachfront resort is just steps from Santa Maria Bay, considered to be the most swimmable area in the southern Baja. The Los Cabos, Mexico resort will offer the area’s finest accommodations, world-class dining, meeting and spa facilities, and the expert, unobtrusive service that is the Montage hallmark.

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The resort reflects elements of colonial Mexico in its architectural design. Native materials and a palette of natural desert tones blend seamlessly with the environment to complement the striking setting with indoor/outdoor living. Interiors will showcase an impressive collection of local fine and folkloric artwork, passionately created and infused with color.

Gracious tiled terraces, shaded courtyards, balconies and expansive windows will offer stunning views of sea, sky and the surrounding Baja desert landscape. The guestrooms and suites will feature elegant, hacienda-style furnishings and luxurious bathrooms. A central gathering spot, complete with landscaped terraces, is designed for comfortable conversation and relaxation over morning coffee or sunset cocktails.

Multiple dining options will include the resort’s signature fine dining restaurant, as well as casual restaurants for indoor or outdoor dining, and 24-hour in-room dining. Menus will capitalize on the area’s abundant seafood and innovative use of fresh, local accompaniments. A full-service spa with fitness center and rotating schedule of wellness classes will feature an array of sea- and desert-inspired holistic treatments.

Year-round recreational pursuits include legendary sport fishing, superb snorkeling in crescent-shaped Santa Maria Bay, diving, boating, championship golf on a Fred Couples signature golf course, tennis, guided hikes, biking, cultural explorations, wine tasting and culinary classes and demonstrations. Seasonally, enjoy whale watching and the world’s largest marlin tournament.

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In addition to the hotel site, Maravilla Los Cabos is a planned residential community with both custom homes and ocean view condominiums.  Maravilla Los Cabos is intended to be an authentic, resort community that reflects the charming natural beauty of the surrounding area and the rich cultural heritage of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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Vacation in Cabo – things to do that are fun for the family!

What to do in Cabo with the family….

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the Favorite Beaches

My kid’s favorite beach is Medano.  Within walking distance to town, this is where you find the most action. You can take a  boogie board, a freesbie, or a football for shore side fun.  If you want to get in the water … my kids like to jet ski, double parasail, and ride around on the banana boat.  For a morning adventure, visit Cabo SUP for paddle board rentals.  That’s my personal fav!  The guys at Cabo SUP can also get you any of the water sports you need, in addition to kayak rentals if someone isn’t quite certain about the SUP.

For a fun afternoon, you can take a glass bottom boat out around the arch and stop off at Pelican Rock area to snorkel.  Bring your own gear – or in busy season you can rent gear out there or use a tour service. We usually bring our own lunch and drinks – however you can always find something good to eat – oysters, doughnuts, fruit, or burritos in high season.

Our favorite beach spots:  The Office for breakfast, Baja Cantina, the dive shop by Billygans (kids love their smoothies and nachos), or even the Sand Bar.  Billygans or Baja Cantina Beach Club will provide beach lounge chairs and umbrellas with food and drink purchase. Most places will have 2×1 drinks. My favorite – the skinny margaritas while the kids like their “miami vice.”  Parent warning: stay away from the Mango Deck during Spring Break – the contests are adult oriented!

If you have a car, check out these other favorite sandy spots.  In San Jose, Zippers is a fun beach bar that always is a feel good spot.  With a kids play center, satellite TV,  rental boards and surf lessons – there is something for everyone!

For kids surf lessons – there is a great program at Cabo Surf Hotel that guarantees they will be surfing!

the Favorite Activities 

Zip Lining – We have tried both locations: Costa Azul and Wild Canyon.  Both are great, the kids preferred Wild Canyon because of the animal display and the new suspension bridge.  The zip lining is the best we have ever done – thrilling for the kids! Be prepared to buy the photos as you cannot take your camera with.  Transportation from your hotel is provided.

Snorkel Cruise – For a trip out further for snorkeling, try Pez Gato to Playa Santa Maria or Cabo Escape to Chileno Bay.

Sunset Cruise – Cabo Rey is a fun boat for a sunset dinner cruise or a whale watching breakfast (in season) cruise.  Perfect up close view of the arch with good food and drinks. For a more private catered adventure or your own charter – sail with Captain Bob.

Swim with the Dolphins – Dolphin Discovery is a must do adventure. In a natural habitat in the marina area of Puerto Los Cabos, it is educational for the kids and provides a great experience for any age. They have free transportation from any hotel.

Other fun things to do:

Horse Back Riding or ATV Riding on the beach (sunset time is best)

Glass Factory  (go in the morning, demonstrations until 1 pm)

Cerritos Beach Club (live jazz music in the sand on Sunday afternoons)

Todos Santos (check the events calendar – and must stop into Hotel California for a Mango Margaraita!)

Cabo Pulma (best diving and snorkeling in the area)

Whale Watching (Dec – March)

Deep Sea Fishing

Release Sea Turtles (Fall)

San Jose Organic Market (Saturday 9-3, Nov – June)

San Jose Art Walk – (Thursday evenings, 5-9pm Nov – June)

 

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Golf Condominiums selling now at Quivira Golf Course Los Cabos Mexico

Golf and Ocean View Master Planned Community at Sunset Beach

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This open one bedroom two bathroom condo is the perfect getaway or investment property! Luxurious finishes as you would expect – travertine flooring, granite counters, alder millwork, sliding doors that open the space to a grand ocean & Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course View. Very spacious layout that provides a kitchen island with seating for four – and a dining table that hosts 6! Great for entertaining! The private master suite has dual sinks, tub, private toilet room, plus a custom closet system.

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Community amenities and services: Beach Club to included beach cabanas with flat screen TV’s and audio systems, outdoor grill pavilion for private dinner parties, beach fire pits, pool, private beach massage, kid’s club, casual dining at the Oceanside Bar & Grill, coffee bar with wi-fi, and telescopes for whale watching and star gazing. The Golf clubhouse will have a pro-shop, grill and restaurant/bar, private areas for golf members, and practice facilities including private members only areas. Copala neighborhood club house located within walking distance will have a complete gym, exercise decks for yoga & meditation, pool, steam rooms, kids play grounds, deli cafe, and bike paths. In addition, a neighborhood vehicle is provided to get you anywhere on property you want to go… or connect you to the transportation system that leaves hourly for downtown.

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Pre Construction incentives going on NOW!
Developer financing provides monthly payments from $1200 per month.

Come take a Hummer tour out to the site today! Appointments booked daily!

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Phase Two – Now Open | Copala at Quivira Los Cabos |Pueblo Bonito Full Ownership Real Estate

Welcome to a Golf and Ocean View Master Planned Community at Sunset Beach — located off the 16th fairway of the Signature Jack Nicklaus golf course.

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This open 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom condo is the perfect getaway or investment property! Luxurious entry that opens with views straight to the beach! Finishes as you would expect – travertine flooring, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, alder millwork, sliding wood grain aluminum doors that open the space to a grand ocean & golf course. Very spacious layout that provides a kitchen island with seating for 4 – and a dining table that hosts 6…Great for entertaining! The private master suite has dual sinks, tub, private toilet room, plus a custom closet system. Plus two other guest suites. The terrace runs the entire length of the condo providing ocean views from the great room, the master suite and the 2nd guest suite. This floor plan provides the largest terrace in the building…lots of outdoor space to take in the beautiful views of the sunrise and enjoy the cool summer breezes!

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Community amenities and services: Beach Club to included beach cabanas with flat screen TV’s and audio systems, outdoor grill pavilion for private dinner parties, beach fire pits, pool, private beach massage, kid’s club, casual dining at the Oceanside Bar & Grill, coffee bar with wi-fi, and telescopes for whale watching and star gazing. The Golf clubhouse will have a pro-shop, grill and restaurant/bar, private areas for golf members, and practice facilities including private members only areas. Copala neighborhood club house located within walking distance will have a complete gym, exercise decks for yoga & meditation, pool, steam rooms, kids play grounds, deli cafe, and bike paths. In addition, a neighborhood vehicle is provided to get you anywhere on property you want to go… or connect you to the transportation system that leaves hourly for downtown.

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Pre Construction incentives going on NOW!
Developer financing provides monthly payments from $2000 per month.

Come take a Hummer tour out to the site today! Appointments booked daily!

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Quivira Golf Club on track to open Spring 2014

 

Recently, we had the privilege of sitting down with Brad Wheatley, the new Director of Golf out at Quivira Golf Club to talk about the upcoming opening of the course.  A few questions and answers from the discussion are provided:

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Upon property completion, what exactly will the Quivira Golf Club facilities include?
 
The first of two 18 hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses is scheduled to open for play on June of 2014.
Clubhouse with full service golf and lifestyle shop, indoor and outdoor dining facilities, and a complement of full-service, resort-style concierge services.

What type of membership is offered?

Property owners at Copala will be eligible to apply for an individual annual membership or a residential annual family membership on an invitation only basis. Club Members will have full access to all of the Quivira Golf Club amenities.

What does an Annual Individual Residential Membership include?

Residential Annual Indivdual Membership at Quivira will include access to the golf course, golf carts, and use of practice facilities without additional charges for member.

In addition eligibility to participate in club tournaments, special events, and group instructional clinics.

What does an Annual Family Residential Membership include?

Residential Annual Family Membership at Quivira will include access to the golf course, golf carts, and use of practice facilities without additional charges for member, spouse of member, and all children under 25 years of age. In addition the parents of the member and spouse have the ability to enjoy the facilities when in residence without additional charge.

In addition eligibility to participate in club tournaments, special events, and group instructional clinics.

What is the initiation deposit for membership at Quivira golf Club?
There is no initiation fee for the annual membership.

What is the process to apply for membership?

The property owner must complete a membership application. Upon processing and acceptance, Quivira Golf Club will welcome the candidate as a new member. Membership photo identifications cards will be issued thru the concierge services in the clubhouse. This card will be required for all charges to the membership account at the club.

What are the annual dues for membership?

Dues for the annual membership program are $ 7,000 usd for the individual annual membership and $ 10,000 usd for the family annual membership. 16% iva tax is applicable

May I have my own private golf cart and store it at my home?

Private golf carts are allowed and encouraged at Quivira. Private carts must be leased thru the club with the lease charge being applied directly to the members account. Carts will be identical to the clubs fleet with the exception that private golf carts will include headlights and for use on the developments surface streets.

I have children/family that do not qualify under the above conditions, what would their privileges be under my membership?

Children not qualifying for membership privileges and any other “extended family” grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters) may use the facilities for a reduced rate as established by The Club. Accompanied family and extended family may use the facilities as many times as they wish, however, The Club reserves the right to restrict family and/or extended family access if activity or other factors dictate.

How many times may a non-member utilize the facilities as a guest?

Any particular guest may only utilize the golf course facilities 6 days during any calendar year. Multi-round golf tournaments (or tournaments during which play is on more than one day) will only be considered as one guest visit.

If I am not available to play are my guests still able to play or visit unaccompanied?
Yes, on a space available limited basis. Unaccompanied golf guests are restricted to a maximum number per day.(to be determined by management from time to time) Unaccompanied guest requests to use any of the club facilities must be made thru the golf shop and are at the discretion of management. Quivira Golf Club may further restrict unaccompanied or sponsored groups as activity or other factors dictate.

If I play more than 18 holes per day with my guest(s), is the rate the same?
Guest rates are based on eighteen holes of play, not a full day’s usage. Space available additional golf will be charged at 50% of the prevailing rate.

How many golf guests may I host per day?
Currently, any member may only host 3 golf guests per day. This will allow each group to include one member and not exceed the maximum group size (foursome.) For example, Mr. and Mrs. Smith are members and they want to host 6 guests. Mr. Smith would host one group of 3, and Mrs. Smith would host the other group of 3.

If an individual member wishes to host more than 3 guests per day, the additional guests may only play in a pre-approved unaccompanied guest tee time and will be subject to the unaccompanied guest fee.

How are guest fees charged? Can my guest pay directly?

Accompanied guests and unaccompanied guests may pay for their own guest fee using a major credit card or cash.

What is the dress code – both in the Clubhouse and on the golf course?

It is expected that members and guests will dress in a fashion befitting the surroundings and atmosphere at The Club. Sleeved shirts and shoes are required at all times in the Clubhouse and dining areas. Silk screened t shirts, cut-offs, halters tops, tank tops or swimsuits are not appropriate golf attire.

If I do not plan to visit Los Cabos for an extended period of time or cannot use the facilities for some reason, does The Club offer a “leave of absence?”

The Club does not offer a “leave of absence” due to the typical use patterns of our membership.

Does The Club allow “fivesomes”?

Requests for fivesome play must be made when the tee time is made. All fivesomes are subject to golf shops discretion. Members must observe all club pace of play regulation and maintain their position on the golf course.

May I use my cellular phone at The Club?

Cellular telephone use is prohibited in the Clubhouse. Cell phone usage on the golf course will be at the discretion of the user and only with the prior approval of his/her playing partners. Cellular telephones are also prohibited in and around all golf practice areas. Telephones should be set to silent or vibrate mode while on the property.

May I pay my monthly charges by credit card?
Yes, The Club offers and encourages this option to automatically debit your credit card for the payment of your monthly statement. Statements will be available on line at the Quivira Golf Club membership website or will be sent to the appropriate billing address if requested.

Is tipping allowed at The Club?
Cash tipping is not permitted by Members of The Club, or their guests, to any Club employee. All tips/gratuities will be charge to the members account and distributed to the staff. Members may also show their gratitude for the staff each year by making a contribution to the employee holiday fund. Such contributions will be charged to the members’ account.

Are my pets allowed on the property?
With the exception of assistance animals (guide dogs), pets are prohibited on the golf course, practice areas, and clubhouse and beach club areas.

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Jack Nicklaus Design comes to Los Cabos at Quivira

Quivira Los Cabos is redefining luxury in Los Cabos, Mexico. Located on the true Land’s End of the Baja Peninsula with more than three miles of sparkling white beaches, picturesque desert cliffs and panoramic ocean views, the exclusive 1850-acre master-planned resort community of Quivira Los Cabos is a paradise of elegance, serenity and service. A lush landscape of gardens and waterfalls in a spectacular natural setting with two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, private beach clubs, village and community centers, an exclusive clubhouse and an endless array of amenities and services – all come together to create the ultimate destination for residents and guests to live, love and celebrate life.

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Jack Nicklaus Design Quick Facts:

  • Jack Nicklaus has 289 courses open for play worldwide.
  • Nicklaus Design, as a company, has 377 courses open for play.
  • Nicklaus Design has 18 courses open for play in China and 19 courses under development.
  • Nicklaus Design has 84 courses open for play in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Nicklaus Design has opened 168 courses over the last 12 years—an average of 14 courses a year—including a record 27 in 1999.
    • Jack Nicklaus was involved in 120 of those 168 projects
  • Nicklaus Design is represented in 34 countries and 39 U.S. states.
    • Nicklaus Design has 205 courses open for play in the United States, with Red Ledges, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Heber City, Utah, becoming No. 200 when it opened July 3, 2009.
  • Nicklaus Design has 57 courses in some form of development, and has projects signed, under design, or under development in 28 different countries.
  • Nicklaus sons have been involved in 67 courses open for play.
    • Jack Nicklaus II has 31 courses open for play (14 solo designs, 17 co-designs).
    • Steve Nicklaus has 13 courses open for play.
    • Gary Nicklaus has nine courses open for play.
    • Michael Nicklaus has six courses open for play.
    • Bill O’Leary (son-in-law) has eight courses open for play.
  • At least 70 Nicklaus Design courses have been ranked in various national and international Top-100 lists (Golf DigestGOLF Magazine, and Golfweek).
  • Including 2013, no fewer than 100 Nicklaus courses have hosted well over 750 professional tournaments or national amateur championships.

At Quivira, the two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses were designed to offer the most exciting play in Baja, and will feature more oceanfront holes than any other development in Cabo. The multiple award-winning Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat and Spa completes the community’s hallmarks. The $1.5 billion investment project is set to launch in late Spring 2014.

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For tours out to see the progress of the golf course, contact me below and I will reserve the Hummer for you and your guests!

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