Exclusive Cabo real estate located between desert and sea
Spanning 1,800 acres of rugged semi-arid desert terrain between the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains and the Sea of Cortez, Querencia opened in 2000 as the area’s first private golf community. It centers around a magnificent Tom Fazio-designed golf course that maximizes views of the ocean and nearby San José Del Cabo, and consistently ranks in Mexico’s top three. Querencia, a Spanish term The New York Times once translated as “a place where you feel safe and secure and are your most authentic self,” has nine neighborhoods featuring Mexican and Tuscan-inspired architecture and a wide range of ownership options. Three bedroom townhomes start at around $1 million, 4,000-square-foot/three-bedroom villas go for $2 million, and custom homes range in price from $3 million to $14 million. About a dozen ocean view lots are currently available starting at $395,000 while desert view lots can be snapped up for $119,000. Initiation to the golf club costs $150,000, and annual dues are $10,272 ($856/month). Querencia definitely emphasizes community. The Club Village is home to the “Q” Bar, which boasts ocean and desert views in a comfortable setting complete with an outdoor terrace and a cozy fire-pit, and the fine-dining “Q” Restaurant. Outside is a 25- meter infinity edge pool with views of the golf course and Bahia Cabo San Lucas, a two-lane lap pool, a separate children’s pool, and private pool cabañas equipped with HD TV. Plans call for an equestrian center and a private beach facility. And a second golf course, designed by Gil Hanse, has been routed and staked. Once open (“At the rate real estate and membership sales have been behaving recently, we are optimistic this will be sooner than foreseen,” says Marketing Director Lynn Cahill), it will help create what will surely be Mexico’s finest 36-hole destination.