Few residences take your breath away, like Villa La Datcha at the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Of course, a few estates were built for such Cabo luxury vacation. For example, the Gilded Age romance of the famed and sweeping 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate comes to mind. Or Mumbai’s Antila, a 27-story property with 400,000 square feet of living space, recreates the idea of urban living but in a skyscraper. But Cabo San Lucas’ La Datcha, an expansive luxury villa with elements of Russian and Mexican culture, evokes thoughts of a modern castle with swirls of color nestled in a golden beach.
Completed in 2019, the palatial 20,000-square-foot rental sits at the Baja’s southernmost tip in the exclusive, gated community of Pedregal; a five-minute chauffeured drive away from the center of Cabo San Lucas. It’s a location the developer-owner spent years finding. Once discovered, he designed every space, crafting the most regal of accommodations for him, his family, and guests to experience the locale’s natural splendor. After all, it’s the stuff of legend, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, with “El Arco,” a putty-colored rock formation exploding out of the sea. It’s also known as Land’s End, which neighbors the Mexican castle and its private beach.
Upon arriving at the Cabo San Lucas International Airport, which began receiving direct flights from Spain, your concierge will send one of the fleets of cars, such as a Cadillac Escalade or the Mercedes, to take you and your guests to the home. The estate offers a robust collection of luxury amenities along with ten bedrooms, complete with en-suite baths and two additional powder rooms for up to 20 guests.
“Villa La Datcha allows you to experience a luxurious Mexican lifestyle,” offers director Andrea Medeghini. “We present a superior selection of services and activities exclusively arranged to satisfy all of our guests’ needs.”
Three interconnected buildings make up La Datcha, with the primary structure boasting a trio of floors while the others span two. Most rooms are designed in a Mexican-American style, evidenced by the kaleidoscope of colorful textiles and mosaics, paintings, whimsical sculptures, and woven decor. The furniture, crafted in the United States and Europe, provides a voluptuous level of comfort with touches of Russian motifs engaged with Mexican ornaments and flourishes.
Guests expect to be pampered on their Cabo luxury vacation with exemplary service and will not be disappointed. The staff during your stay features an on-site property manager and access to a 24-hour concierge. Additionally, six butlers and house attendants ensure clothes are pressed, hung, and polished shoes. Three gourmet chefs, along with waitstaff, provide dining selections throughout and assist in creating delicious dishes that are lifestyle designed or free of allergens if needed.
If you desire an excursion to the marina for a day of yachting or to experience local nightlife, two chauffeurs provide transportation anywhere in Los Cabos. Of course, a masseuse can be scheduled as needed or full-time, for an additional fee, during your visit. While the beach estate’s location is hidden far from crowds behind guarded gates and equipped with state-of-the-art alarms, two private security details come with the rental as if you were at your own home.
The Baja of Peninsula manse features the newest technology along with a heated pool and jacuzzi spanning the length of the dwelling. The ten individually climate-controlled bedrooms, eight featuring ocean views, boast HDTVs, in-room safes, and en-suite bathrooms.
While running along the private beach or swimming in the massive pool might be suitable for some, the lavish dwelling sports state-of-the-art Technogym equipment. The indoor gym, outfitted for a professional athlete, offers guests the best training, such as dumbbells, medicine balls, kettlebells, cardio and weight machines, squat rack, Pilates/kinesis machine, and more. Importantly, for relaxation after a rigorous workout, the complete spa offers a sauna, steam room, Turkish bath, massage room, hot tub, cold plunge, full bathroom, and rain shower with multiple settings. While all this might be enough for some, a snow room – the only one in Mexico finishes the ensemble. Like a sauna, a snow room designed for maximum health benefits, set at a perfect 14 degrees Fahrenheit, produces flurries and powder.
While your chefs prepare meals, you and your guests can sip cocktails at the outdoor dining table with a fire pit in the center. Select from two wine cellars – a red and a white, of course showcasing 1500 bottles from selected award-winning vineyards.
“Of course, the coastline of Baja California Sur is a paradise, and along the Pacific coastline, you will find the best surf with huge waves and friendly beaches for beginners,” comments Medeghini. “But this is Mexico! We can provide our guests with a dune buggy or ATV to enjoy a safe, fun, off-road experience.”
“Every year for several months, humpback and gray whales reach the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean to mate and give birth,” he continues. “If you do not want to miss this natural spectacle, Villa La Datcha will organize an unforgettable wildlife experience in which our guests will have the opportunity to observe up close but also dolphins and sea lions.”
Lastly, Los Cabos, in a few years, has become a top-rated golf destination with its proximity to North America. World-class golf courses nestle along the coast, presenting the Sea of Cortez and the surrounding mountains. La Datcha visitors can also – at their fancy – discover quiet beaches, parasailing, horseback riding tours, and a variety of shopping, dining, and nightlife.
Cabo Platinum concierge service is available 24 hours a day, and will be glad to satisfy any of your needs or requests.