One of Cabo's most
spectacular vacation retreats, breathtakingly luxurious Villa Turquesa offers a setting truly worthy of royalty. Sophisticated style, elegant architecture and excellent amenities redefine luxury at this stunning villa, perfect for an exceptional getaway, destination wedding or special event.
Los Cabos is known for some truly spectacular vacation homes. Sprawling mansions, gleaming like jewels above the beach, are visible from the sunset cruises that ply the Cabo coastline in the late afternoon. In the city, visitors catch glimpses of these hillside palaces above Cabo San Lucas in the prestigious private development known as Pedregal (sometimes called the “Beverly Hills of Cabo”). From romantic haciendas to marvels of contemporary architecture, Cabo's villas have earned the region a reputation for luxury. Among them, 15,000-square-foot Villa Turquesa is one of the very finest.
The ocean views from Villa Turquesa, built 350 feet above the Pacific surf on a soaring cliffside, can only be described as stunning. The endless blue horizon stretches out like a vast canvas upon which cruise ships, sail boats, migrating whales and kaleidoscopic sunsets paint their strokes throughout the day. Whether admired from the stunning infinity-edge swimming pool, or from the expansive wall of windows in the master bath that seems to float on air above the sea, these vistas serve as the backdrop for a villa designed to fully embrace the luxurious coastal lifestyle of Cabo San Lucas.
Owners Steve and Joan Smith chose the Pedregal community of Cabo San Lucas as a second home for all of the reasons that have made the region one of the world's top vacation destinations. As Joan explains, “it's easy to get to from the U.S.; plus, there's the consistently wonderful climate throughout the year, and there is always so much to do.”
Built in 2005, the villa's location in Pedregal offers the ideal combination of proximity to the fun of Cabo San Lucas coupled with outstanding privacy. Joan says, “as a gated community the area is wonderfully secure – the particular location of Villa Turquesa is totally private, away from traffic, and has a view directed towards the ocean so you are pretty much unaware of other homes around you.”
Stunning Design and Artistic Touches
The villa's design is clearly influenced by the arts and crafts of Latin America while at once embracing au courant luxury. Intermingling intricate details, an airy floor plan and modern comforts, Joan describes Villa Turquesa's style as “beach contemporary with a Mexican flavor.” Throughout the home, you'll find authentic vintage Mexican colonial furnishings, elaborate custom light fixtures, antique wooden beams, stone columns and a custom Cantera fountain. There's also a knowledgeably curated collection of vintage Guatemalan huipils (hand-embroidered blouses) and gorgeous kilim rugs. Custom Mexican artwork and tiles add vibrant color and personality.
Seamlessly blending traditional warmth and state-of-the-art sophistication, there's also plenty of cutting-edge convenience at Villa Turquesa. In the villa, you'll find a chef's dream of a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances by Traulsen, Sub-Zero, AGA, and Fisher-Paykel. The villa also comes with an excellently equipped home theater, a robust entertainment system and a well-outfitted exercise room with sauna. Comfortable bedroom suites (nine in total) are tranquil sanctuaries, complete with plush linens, incredible views and stylish décor. The master suite offers a steam bath and outdoor shower. In short, you'll find the best of both old-world craftsmanship and 21st-century amenities.
Further inspiration for the villa's unique layout, says Joan, included the exceptional weather and the ever-present ocean vistas. “We wanted to take advantage of an incredible view of the Pacific and to allow the house to be open to the weather whenever possible,” says Joan. As a result, walls of windows and sliding glass doors throughout the villa open to scenic terraces, blurring the line between interior spaces and the outdoors. One of the villa's most memorable aspects for visitors, says Joan, is the ability to view both sunrise and sunsets due to the villa's unique positioning. The views can be enjoyed from numerous vantage points throughout the villa, from sunny lounge chairs to the breathtaking living room.
Ideal for entertaining accompanied by the ubiquitous sound of the waves, the villa sets the stage for an incredible vacation retreat or celebration. “There are many different areas where you can enjoy peace and quiet, or can join together with a houseful of friends and family to play and party,” says Joan. Villa Turquesa is a favorite for upscale destination weddings, accommodating up to 100 guests. The spacious communal living areas and terraces offer an atmosphere of laid-back elegance, with ample room for all guests to enjoy themselves. “There's a great feeling of openness,” Joan says.
It's easy to enjoy the delightful climate of Los Cabos at Villa Turquesa where the outdoor amenities rival the grandeur of the interior. The villa offers a marvelous infinity-edge swimming pool overlooking the ocean. The swim-up bar is the perfect spot to sip a cocktail while watching ships pass in the distance. Outside, there's also a large palapa shading a patio area complete with a dining area and couches. A dumbwaiter offers easy access to this area from the kitchen. The youngest guests will enjoy the small play yard. Visitors of all ages can get their share of playtime in the sunshine, with a custom putting green and a built-in shuffle board. When the sun goes down and the twinkling stars make their appearance, the outdoor fireplace is the ideal location to gather with friends.
While the villa itself offers plenty to admire, adding optional villa services to a vacation at Villa Turquesa easily pushes the experience into the truly remarkable. Our team can arrange a spa party for guests complete with decorative accents and professional massage therapists. Excellent chef services can be reserved for anything from a casual outdoor brunch to a swank cocktail party with designer appetizers and drinks.