Lifestyle Villas e-Magazine Jan2011
Lifestyle Villas e-Magazine is published by Lifestyle Villas and Lifestyle Management Services, vacation rentals and property management companies, from Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Read the magazine for tips on vacationing in Los Cabos, activities, services, or choose your private villa for a romantic escape.
LOS CABOS L I F E J U S T G O T E A S I E R . . . LIFESTYLE Villas family spring break in cabo ...and how to make it fun. Kids-friendly Adventures Lifestyle a la Carte Cabo Events & Entertainment Exclusive Villa Listings A LMS Publication - Los Cabos, Mexico Lifestylevillas.net 1 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 20112011 January - April Welcome to Lifestyle Villas E-Magazine January - April 2011 Welcome to the eighth issue of our publication. We are proud and excited to share with you that, starting 2011, our E-Magazine will be published quarterly. Now, you’ll be able to enjoy even more feature articles about villa rentals and everything you need to know for a memorable Cabo vacation. In this issue, we will help you prepare for your family’s Spring Break holidays - you’ll find out how to eat in style while in Cabo, and which great events and cultural activities are not to be missed. We also invite you to check out our amazing special on page 3 and our brand new villa listing section on page 12. Lifestyle Villas, a division of Lifestyle Management Services, is a carefully handpicked selection of stunning beachfront, ocean & golf view villas and condominiums in Los Cabos’ most prestigious developments. As a locally owned and operated company, we are dedicated professionals with over a decade of experience in providing luxury villa rentals, hospitality, property & lifestyle management services for sophisticated travellers like you who appreciate our attention to detail and personalized service. Enjoy our magazine and we look forward to working with you and providing an unforgettable experience that leaves you longing for your return. Sincerely, Alejandro (Ali) Ordonez & Sheri Ordonez Co-Owners, Managing Partners Lifestyle Villas & Management Services Cover: Photography by Omar Franco 2 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 OUR SPECIAL Come to sunny Los Cabos for Spring Break and enjoy quality time with your family. Enjoy every 5th Night Free on ALL Lifestyle Villas. Escape the winter cold and experience the best vacation ever staying with Lifestyle Villas . Book before March 31st and Receive 5th Night FREE Get away with the entire family and enjoy quality time together in the comfort of your luxury concierge villa. Not only will you be able to stay in an incredible private residence, but you are going to be surprised at how stress free a vacation with Lifestyle Villas is.When you book a villa directly with Lifestyle Villas you are booking a property that is professionally managed and has a support team of over 40 staff members assuring that your vacation is flawless. Read more about all the exciting benefits youâ€™ll enjoy when booking with Lifestyle Villas. 3 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 kids-friendly adventures in cabo Cabo is abundant with land and water sports, which makes it an ideal destination for kids. Many of the resorts offer Kids’ Clubs featuring organized, fun activities, as well as baby-sitting and nanny services. As a family, Medano Beach area is the best place to swim and try a variety of activities. Here, kids can learn how to snorkel, boogie board, surf, sail and kayak. The marina is a great place to catch a ride to Land’s End in a glass-bottom boat. You’ll be mesmerized by the colorful panorama of sea life below your feet. Swimming with the dolphins is an experience that all our guests have enjoyed especially the kids. All the dolphins at the Cabo facility are either rescued or born in captivity. Take a boat tour to Chileno Bay and snorkel in a cove resplendent with tropical fish. If you’re new to the sport, the captain and crew will give you the guidance you need to snorkel comfortably and confidently in crystal clear, protected waters. You can also drive to Chileno Bay and spend the day at the beach. Younger children will have a great time building sand castles and splashing about in the water, older kids can snorkel, or kayak around the reefs with Mom or Dad in a kayak built for two. They no longer rent this equipment at the beach so this has to be set up in advance through your concierge. On land, visit Parque Ballena in San José del Cabo, a half-hour drive from downtown Cabo San Lucas, with water fountains for running through, plenty of swings and jungle gyms, and lots of room to goof around and just be a kid. Up the block is the Caddyshack Mini Golf at the Rusty Putter. Children will have a fantastic time making new four-legged friends horseback riding. In the Corridor, Cuadra San Francisco offers trail and beach rides on well-trained horses that are appropriate for any level of experience. Lessons in dressage and horsemanship are also available. 4 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 5 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Lifestyle a la Carte When you decide to take your family to Cabo for a vacation to remember, here are some ways to turn it into an รก la carte experience. 6 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Great food is an important element of any vacation, so why not enjoy it in style? If you’re staying in a luxury villa, take advantage of the gourmet kitchen, high-end appliances and the broad range of cooking equipment. Make yourself at home and prepare your favorite meals, while enjoying the ocean view. If you’d rather relax by the pool and have a professional cooking staff prepare your meals for you, you’ll have a wide array of options to choose from. Scrumptious breakfast and lunch—now serving! Start the day off right. Enjoy a casual breakfast with Mexican specialties, pancakes, waffles, tropical fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juices and much more in the comfort of your villa. A private cook will arrive early to have the coffee brewing by the time you get up, will serve your breakfast and leave the kitchen impeccably clean afterwards. Sounds like a good start of a day? That’s life Cabo-style. How about lunch on your terrace? Enchiladas, quesadillas, ceviche… all without even lifting a finger. Have a professional cook prepare a variety of your favorite Mexican dishes, while you take in the serenity and beauty of your Cabo surroundings. The kids will also be happy to have you all to themselves, as they munch on their own favorites and maybe even try some new and exciting foods a la mexicana. Happy hour by the pool Imagine having a personal bartender serve your poolside margaritas or accompany you in an evening of entertaining, where you can enjoy yourself and let the professional handle the cocktails. Wouldn’t that be fun? Gourmet dinner in the comfort of your villa Come dinner time, why not experience something special without ever leaving your villa. A high-end catering service may be just the way to go. Whether you fancy an intimate soiree on the beach or an elegant meal in your dining room, professional chefs and waiting staff will turn your kitchen into a gourmet restaurant. Enjoy a carefully selected wine list to accompany your meal and allow your senses to be delighted by the entire experience. So, next time you’re in Cabo, enjoy your meals in style! 7 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 O Ongoing Events SAN JOSE ART WALK Every Thursday 5 - 9 PM Weekly event held by a dozen or so galleries, where youâ€™ll be able to view artwork in a variety of media and meet the artists, all while enjoying a glass of wine and a scrumptious appetizer. MEXICAN FIESTA Last Saturday of every month, 4 - 8 PM Musical entertainment, special booths with tequila tasting, arts and crafts, fine art galleries, and other activities at the San Jose City Hall Plaza in downtown San Jose. PLAZARTE Every Sunday, 6 - 10 PM San Jose del Cabo, Plaza Mijares Cabo San Lucas, Plaza Leon Cota Collins Family entertainment by local artists and performers. Dance, music, clowns, painting workshops for kids and lots of fun for the entire family. If youâ€™re looking for an authentic local experience, this is it. SAN JOSE ORGANIC MARKET Every Saturday 9 AM - 3 PM A great family-friendly event, where you can spend a day and stock up on organic fruit and veggies or simply listen to live music and try some of the organic delicacies. For more information, visit: www.sanjomo.com 8 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Cabo for Families All the Fun You Can Have Now that it’s time to start planning this year’s Spring Break holiday, you may enjoy this glimpse into Los Cabos’ family-friendly activities – a side of our destination you probably didn’t even know about. In addition to great water and land activities, such as swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, whale watching, or horseback riding, you will also find a variety of fun cultural activities for the entire family. Take your family on a fun and culturally enriching day trip to the historic town of Candelaria or the art colony of Todos Santos. Mingle with the locals at one of the community events to experience Cabo from a different perspective. Check out our calendar of events on page 10. Museums Performing Arts While the impressive project for a cultural pavilion at the Cabo San Lucas Marina is still on the drawing board, there are other great venues hosting ongoing cultural events. The City Theater in San Jose del Cabo regularly presents dance performances, concerts, movie screenings for children and even Broadway shows! Casa de la Cultura (Cultural Center) in downtown San Jose also offers a busy performance schedule featuring local, national and international artists. There, you can attend a flamenco show, an original play or an evening of poetry. Admission for most events is free. The Museum of Natural History in Cabo San Lucas located on the Amelia Wilkes Plaza is yet another fascinating place sometimes overlooked by locals and tourists. The museum is open during the week from 10 AM to 7 PM, Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM and Sundays only in the afternoon. Admission is free. Just recently a new non-profit organization established the Cabo Kidz Museo, whose goals are to plan, design, construct and operate an interactive bilingual children’s museum in Los Cabos. During the planning and construction phases, Cabo Kidz Museo is offering bilingual workshops, trips and events that are fun, educational and stimulating. Contact them for current events at firstname.lastname@example.org. 9 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Calendar of Events Whale Watching Season December 15 to March 31 Whale watching is a must in Los Cabos between the months of December and March with a rare opportunity to observe them migrating south to the waters off Los Cabos. January 14th Annual Puerto Los Cabos World PRO-AM, Puerto Los Cabos January 9 - 14, 2011 For information, visit: http://www.golftournamenttours.com/tournaments/loscabos-10.htm Lord of the Wind Showdown, Los Barriles January 12 - 16, 2011 An annual international kite boarding, windsurfing, and standup paddleboard competition with plenty of action shore-side: live bands, hotel and beach parties, volleyball tournaments, bikini contest,BBQs, poker run, dancing, horseshoes, mountain biking, zip lines, 5 km run and much more. For information, visit: www.lordofthewindbaja.com Annual Cabo Half Marathon and 5K Run, Puerto Paraiso Mall 23 January, 2011 For information, visit: www.cabomarathon.com February Todos Santos Art Festival, Todos Santos February 12 - 19, 2011 Todo Santos is well known as the Bajaâ€™s capital of art and this is the best time of the year to see it. During the festival youâ€™ll mingle with the best artists in the area showing their latest projects and enjoy one of the many parties around town. 10 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 March La Paz Carnival, La Paz March 3 - 8, 2011 Who said you had to go all the way to Brasil to enjoy the carnival? Visit La Paz and have a great time during our very own Baja carnival. For information, visit: www.vivalapaz.com Todos Santos Film Festival, Todos Santos & La Paz March 4 - 13, 2011 For updated film screenings and more information, visit: www.todossantos.cc Fred Duckett Challenge Golf Tournament, Querencia Golf Club March 5 - 7, 2011 This extravaganza of world class golf, entertainment and camaraderie benefits Querencia’s ‘official’ charity, the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation. For information, visit: www.loscaboschildren.org/Duckett_Flyer_2011.pdf San Jose Festival, San Jose del Cabo March 8 - 19, 2011 This festival honors the city’s patron saint San José (St. Joseph). This 11-day festival commences on March 8th every year. Food venues are sprinkled throughout the downtown, and booths carrying items like freshly made tamales and sugared pumpkin candies are available. On the weekends, there are carnivals and parades. Admission is free. Baja Shakespeare Festival, Rancho Buena Vista, Los Barriles March 24 - 27, 2011 The 11th annual Baja Shakespeare Festival will present “The Wild Adventures of Pericles, Cosmic Space Traveler”-- an epic tale of intrigue, betrayal, love, lust and redemption. Lots of singing, dancing and more as Shakespeare meets the spirit of Baja. For more information, visit: www.marinshakespeare.org/pages/sp_baja.php 11 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Featured Villa Villa Gracia Las Residencias at Punta Ballena, Cabo San Lucas Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Sleeps: 8 Size: 4,500 Ft2 Price per night: $1,250* Villa Gracia is a beautiful, well appointed home located in the private gated community of Punta Ballena, which is home to the world famous Esperanza Resort. Beautifully framed archways of rich woods combined with marble floors, neutral tones and rich red and brown accents give a classic hacienda exterior look, yet a contemporary interior feel to this home. It is Old World Mexico combined with modern day amenities. 12 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Each rental booked through Lifestyle Villas includes the following services: • Pre-arrival destination planning • Pre-arrival grocery shopping & stocking (does not include grocery items) • 1 arrival airport to villa private transportation in luxury late model SUV • Arrival welcome cocktails & light snack (Margaritas or lemonade, salsa, chips & guacamole.) • Meet & greet by your Lifestyle concierge who is on call 24/7 • Breakfast prepared fresh in your villa the first morning (Groceries not included) • Daily housekeeping (Except Sundays & Holidays) • L’Occitane toiletries • Hand daily delivery of NY Times fax * Subject to 11% tax and 3% Lodging tax 13 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Beachfront Villas Villa Amanda Blue Sea Compund, Los Cabos Tourist Corridor Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Sleeps: 11 Size: 5,880 Ft2 Price per night: 2,250* Villa Amanda is an exquisite beachfront villa, featuring tastefully decorated living room, dining room and master bedroom where pocket doors open up completely to allow unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez. The beautiful landscaping, infinity edge pool, Jacuzzi and white sandy beach will make you forget you are in the desert. Blue Sea Compound Los Cabos Tourist Corridor Bedrooms: 14 Bathrooms: 15.5 Sleeps: 31 Size: 23,823 Ft2 Price per night: 5,400* The Blue Sea Compound offers a collection of stunning beachfront properties designed for those with discriminating taste and an appreciation for beauty. These exclusive villas are situated on one of the least populated and most pristine white sandy beaches in Los Cabos. 14 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Villa Anne-Lie Blue Sea Compund, Los Cabos Tourist Corridor Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Sleeps: 9 Size: 6,835 Ft2 Price per night: $2,250* This villaâ€™s dramatic architecture from the entryway all the way to the beach features beautifully appointed living and dining areas suitable for entertaining large gatherings or a romantic dinner for two. To enhance your stay, the media room has a wine fridge and wet bar conveniently located so you can enjoy our famous margaritas while watching the golf game. Villa Serena Blue Sea Compund, Los Cabos Tourist Corridor Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Sleeps: 11 Size: 6,103 Ft2 Price per night: $2,250* Villa Serena is an exclusive beachfront residence situated on the sea. This contemporary home is magnificently appointed with granite and marble bathrooms and state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen. The living room, dining room and master bedroom have breathtaking views over the infinity edge pool to the pristine white sandy beach and the calm warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. 15 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Ocean and Golf View Condos One Medano Beach Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 4 Size: 2,250 Price per night: $350* One Medano Beach Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4 Size: 900 Price per night: $250* Los Cabos newest contemporary Condominium tower, One Medano Beach is located 75 meters from the best swimming beach in Cabo and across the street from the new mall called Puerto Paraiso which is home to world-class shops and restaurants. It is a block from the marina and walking distance to everything in town. 16 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Ocean and Golf View Villas Villa Colibrí Puerta del Sol, Cabo San Lucas Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3.5 Sleeps: 8 Size: 3,850 Ft2 Price per night: $925* Villa Colibri is a beautiful ocean view property on the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. This two-story home is located inside the exclusive gated community of Cabo del Sol. Offering breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez, Villa Colibrí is just a few steps from the beach and within walking distance from The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort and two of Cabo’s top ranked golf courses. 17 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Casa Bella Cabo Colorado, Los Cabos Corridor Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Sleeps: 10 Size: 6,500 Ft2 Price per night: $1,250* This gorgeous custom home is located in the exclusive community of Cabo Colorado near Palmilla. Casa Bella is a three-story villa boasting breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez from three of the four bedrooms. The one-of-a-kind art work and furnishings throughout the villa add to the beauty of this gem. The state-of-the-art kitchen, dining room, gas grill and fire pit are perfect for entertaining. Casa AlegrĂa Cabo del Sol, Cabo San Lucas Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6.5 Sleeps: 12 Size: 6,000 Ft2 Price per night: $1,400* This beautiful Spanish/Mexican villa overlooks the 18th hole & Cabo del Sol club house, while the Sea of Cortez creates a stunning backdrop. Pocket doors open up to huge terraces, infinity pool, poolside entertainment area and fire pit. Cabo del Sol is only a 10 min drive to downtown Cabo San Lucas and you are within walking distance to the beach and Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort. 18 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Villa Omega Blue Sea Compund, Los Cabos Corridor Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Sleeps: 8 Size: 4,800 Ft2 Price per night: $1,250* Villa Omega is an exquisite ocean view villa, featuring four beautifully appointed suites and four and one-half marble and granite bathrooms. The tastefully decorated living room, dining room and master bedroom have pocket doors that open up completely to allow unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez. The beautiful landscaping, infinity edge pool, Jacuzzi and white sandy beach will make you forget you are in the desert. Casa Juan Miguel Cabo del Sol, Cabo San Lucas Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Sleeps: 8 Size: 4,100 Ft2 Price per night: $725* Casa Juan Miguel is a beautiful ocean view villa, featuring impeccably designed Spanish and Mexican architecture. This villa boasts great ocean and golf views of the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in the exclusive Cabo del Sol community. Outdoor living areas include a wet bar covered by a palapa, table for 8, gas grill and a large terrace for lounging under the sun. 19 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Agave Azul Cabo del Sol, Cabo San Lucas Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Sleeps: 10 Size: 4,400 Ft2 Price per night: $925* Villa Agave Azul is a marvelous ocean view villa, featuring 4,400 square feet of impeccably designed Mexican architecture situated on the 1st fairway of the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in the exclusive gated community of Cabo del Sol. This home offers golf fairway views from the two master bedrooms, living and dining areas, as well as from the rooftop deck. Casa Stephens Las Residencias at Punta Ballena, Cabo San Lucas Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6.5 Sleeps: 12 Size: 5,786 Ft2 Price per night: $3,500* Casa Stephens features a total of six bedrooms, one of which is an outside casita with a full kitchenette, half bath and steam shower located steps from your large infinity edge pool and Jacuzzi. This five-star property is a second-row villa, located in the gated community of Punta Ballena, within a five-minute walk to the beach and beach club. ** There are no promotions on this villa and no reservations allowed by third party agencies. 20 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Casa Corona Cabo del Sol, Cabo San Lucas Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Sleeps: 12 Size: 5,000 Ft2 Price per night: $1,250* Casa Corona, located in the exclusive community of Cabo del Sol, has all the finishes you would expect in a luxury villa rental: open-beam ceilings and natural stone throughout, exquisite kitchen, premium audio/video system, infinity-edge pool and spa with tiki bar, and a collapsing pocket doors that disappear to open up to water and golf course views. Casa Stamm Cabo del Sol, Cabo San Lucas Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Sleeps: 8 Size: 3,900 Ft2 Price per night: $725* Casa Stamm is a 3,900 square-foot, single-story, Hacienda-style home situated on the 1st fairway of the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in the exclusive gated community of Cabo del Sol. This property offers golf course and ocean views from the main part of the house as well as the spacious master bedroom. 21 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011 Spoil yourself with the ultimate Cabo escape Villa Rentals w Events & Weddings Hospitality Services w w Activity & Destination Planning Property Management w Maintenance Services Toll-Free: 888 - 655 - 9589 Local Line: 624 - 144 - 4954 email@example.com www.lifestylevillas.net 22 | LIFESTYLE | Jan. - Apr. 2011