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Club Campestre Development For Sale

DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION

We are proud to present this amazing development land in the Club Capestre Golf/Beach Community in San Jose Del Cabo. The site measures just under 5 acres and has a capacity to hold 42 private villas.

Club Campestre is a gated community centrally located on over 550 acres and is laid out over the rolling foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains with sweeping vistas of the azure Sea of Cortes. Club Campestre is located just 10 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport and 15 minutes from Cabo San Lucas. Club Campestre is one of the newer master-planned communities, which lies where the toll road to the airport intersects Route 1 at the west end of San José del Cabo. Club Campestre features an expansive 32,000 ft2 beach club, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, a plethora of swimming pools, community centers and tennis courts.

Shopping is nearby in the town of San Jose with more planned within the community itself. A variety of subdivisions exist within the gated community of Club Campestre, including; Las Villas de Mexico, Privada del Lago, Los Valles, La Canada, La Cima, Vista Hermosa, Vista Lagos, Montecitos, and Hacienda Campestre. Currently within these subdivisions, a potential buyer predominantly has only the option to purchase an available lot, then complete the build-out themselves. Grupo Questro was the construction firm in charge of designing and developing the Club Campestre master planned community, golf course and beach club.

Sanchez Navarro, CEO of Grupo Questro, stated this in an interview with Golf Week in March of 2012, “Campestre is a project that we did thinking not of high prices. We were thinking of people who live in Los Cabos – Americans, Canadians, Mexicans. You have the golf course, the beach club, the prices are very accessible, the location is great near San Jose and on the highway to Cabo San Lucas. We have finished product there that goes from about $240,000 up to $1 million. It’s for people who would spend a lot of time in Los Cabos. We’re seeing right now more Canadians and Americans buying there. It’s a great way to go into Los Cabos, with something that’s not very expensive. And by being a member of Questro, you have access to the other courses at discounted prices.”

The land has a total surface area of 212,673.34 ft2 (4.88 acres).

The selling price of the land is $6,500,000 ($30.56/ft2).

The area has a maximum build-out space of 127,294 ft2 for living areas plus terraces.

The land already has services of electricity, water and drainage at the foot of the lots, which are provided by Club Campestre.

The location of the property for sale is the closest to the Sea of Cortez within the Club Campestre master planned community.

According to general contractor firms in the Cabo San Lucas area, the average cost to build multi-unit residences as seen on the previous page, ranges between $85-$100 per ft2.

If underground parking is implemented in the design, then there will no need to build roads into the proposed site. Sidewalks and amenities such as pools, ponds and green areas should be built to facilitate the residents of the property.

Based on Grupo Questro’s development proposal, they believe construction costs should amount to approximately $11,500,000 – $12,500,000 to complete the full build-out of the proposed project.

Based on the International Community Foundation’s recent study of U.S. retiree preferences and perceptions, the following are key recommendations and considerations for existing and future real estate developments in Mexican coastal communities:

1. Promote land use policies that allow retirees to “age in place.” Most Mexican retirement communities, like others in the United States, do not have land use policies that consider the changing lifestyle needs of aging adults. Current deficiencies include:
a. Lack of home design features that serve residents across life spans.
b. Dominance of automobiles as the primary transportation source.
c. Lack of community support for land use policies that encourage safe places to walk.
i. Unsafe sidewalks increase the likelihood of trips and falls.
ii. Walking is neither encouraged or facilitated.
d. Rigid separation between residential, commercial and recreational uses in a community.
e. Inadequate road design impedes mobility.
i. There is little connectivity between different modes of transportation.
2. Health care considerations must also be factored into the design of future retirement communities targeted to U.S. and Canadian retirees with an emphasis on providing the ability to “age in place.”

3. Environmental considerations matter to new U.S. home buyers, in the “green boomer” population of over 40 million. The majority of retirees surveyed did not have the option of considering environmentally-friendly designs when purchasing their retirement home in Mexico, nor do they have the option to recycle. These services and options will improve future real estate developments, and will protect Mexico’s natural capital at the same time.

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4. In coastal areas, view corridors and beach access also matter. Re-think the emphasis of real estate development projects with golf courses as a key amenity, (although golf is the key amenity of this development). Devote equal attention to bird watching areas, jogging and nature trails, and those activities that will appeal to the emerging demographic of “green” baby boomers.

5. Take advantage of “green mortgages,” renewable energy incentives, and water/energy conservation programs. They already exist in Mexico, but are not widely known in the construction sector, and yet, consumers have indicated that they will pay more for these “must haves” in their homes.

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Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report

PISCES FISH REPORT

SEPTEMBER 22ND TO 28TH, 2012

Overall Catch Success Rate 100%

BILLFISH: Latest news (this barely made it to the report): 722 lbs Blue Marlin caught aboard the 46ft Attitude Adjustment with Captain Edgar Rentería. Angler Dave Smith, from Atlanta caught anything close was a 55l lb’er twenty five years ago at Walkers Cay, Bahamas. Fifty-eight year old Dave Smith spoke to us from the boat not long after the fish was on board he was awed by the whole event but thrilled ” This fish came out of nowhere, it almost spooled us but we recovered line; it was a brute – every time we would get it as close as twenty feet, it would take off at full speed and rip off line”. For the full story visit our Blog (here). The beginning of the week didn’t look too bright for billfish, with a couple of days of rain and wind, the port ended up closed for 2 days. Last Monday we took Mike Viola’s party out aboard the Tracy Ann, In the picture below, John Boyce from Hilton Head, SC, with his sailfish, his first billfish ever.

OTHERS SPECIES: On small game, almost 80% of the boats caught Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) most catches between 4 and 7 fish but were some boats with 11-12 fish caught and the Tracy Ann gets the catch of the week with 13 dorados in one day for Mark Scott’s party from Atlanta GA. We also have a great catch to report in this section. John Sato from Palm Springs, CA. caught a humongous 75 lbs Roosterfish aboard the 23ft Panga “Gloria” , took him 40 minutes to reel in on 30 lbs test by Shimano, they caught the fish just outside Cerro de Arena within 15 feet from shore.

LOCATION: Migriño, Los Arcos, Pozo Cota

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Mostly cloudy and rainy with some sunny bits.

AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 86 F

BEST LURES: Caballito, assorted lures.

Based on the catches of Pisces by Jorge Narro

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Villa Las Palmas

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Cabo San Lucas Villas – Villa Highlight – Casa La Laguna

CASA LA LAGUNA

Our published rate for high season (October 1-May 30) is $3,800/night, and low season (June 1-September 30) is $3,200/night, with a four night minimum (5 night minimum for March and April). Please note below what is included in the rate, specifically gourmet chef breakfast and lunch preparation (food is extra), round trip airport transfers, access to our in-villa spa, and in-villa concierge services.

This is an unbelievable value for all we offer, in a world class setting; not your standard Los Cabos villa with housekeeping only type experience. We have a world class staff of 6; it is a very high end experience. We have hosted very high profile celebrities, pro athletes, owners of major companies, etc. Please see the bottom of the email for a list of activities within 20 minutes of our villa, as well as a review below from recent guests, all very discriminating and sophisticated travelers. Their reviews say it all.

It is truly a magnificent four level villa ON the beach with every imaginable amenity. All 6 bedroom suites have unobstructed ocean views, sleeping up to 13, plus 2 roll-aways for children, for a maximum of 15. We have a two level pool including an upper wading pool, 15 foot slide, and lower pool big enough for lapping; and a Jacuzzi that can hold up to 12. There are 7 dining areas including the 3 bars, 4 of which are outside. We have a media room, gymnasium, and full service spa. The lighting ambiance has amazing alternatives. We have luxury Italian linens and towels, a Dacor Espresso/Coffee center, wireless throughout, and additional internet access through the entertainment/computer system in the kitchen. For outdoor entertaining, the palapa bar has a large barbeque with side burners, a beverage center, ice maker, and there are speakers throughout the outdoor area, with over 25 speakers in total throughout the villa. The area were in is extremely tranquil and you will see very few people on the beach. Very private.

We are 25 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the traditional Mexican town of San Jose del Cabo which offers truly world class dining. We are adjacent to the new Puerto Los Cabos marina, which offers competitively priced golf 5 minutes away with 9 Greg Norman holes and 9 Jack Nicklaus holes; and the marina itself is 8 minutes away with boating and fishing charter availability. We are 35 minutes from Cabo San Lucas, and 20 minutes from Palmilla.

Our manager, Angel Castillo, and his wife Tina are gracious, professional, and incredibly hard working for our guests. They aim to please like no others. Here is a summary of what they provide:

Breakfast and lunch preparation (included in rental rate, plus food costs): Angel is absolutely a world class chef, and takes the overall experience to another level. Dinners-you were able to enjoy our dinner team of Chef Sergio, and Francisco! We can include them for any nights requested for $200 per night (food is extra).

We have a fabulous in-villa spa with two massage tables, a facial machine, manicure/pedicure set-up, and Chanel spa products. Tina is a fabulous, professionally trained masseuse with excellent equipment. It’s nice to have it right there as getting massages booked in advance can be a challenge and people like to be flexible if possible. Her spa services are attached. She also oversees the housekeeping operation; her housekeeping touches are amazing.

Needless to say, having all of this in-house sets us apart from all other villas in the area, especially for on-the-beach 6 bedroom villas. Please give me a call to check availability or with any questions you may have 713-254-9290 – Rick Wendland

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Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report

September 15th to 21st, 2012

Overall Catch Success Rate 94%

BILLFISH: The big story in Cabo this week was not for marlin, but for yellow fin tuna, with the possible new all tackle world record being caught as per our mid-week report, however, we did see an increase on billfish catches with a few more marlin appearing, whereas in previous weeks sailfish have dominated. We even caught a couple of blue marlin, smallish in size, but at least it’s a good sign that more are on the way albeit late. The blue marlin were caught aboard “Tracy Ann” and “Rebecca”. Wayne Francis from Kansas got the first of the week aboard Rebecca on a lemon green lure, fishing off of Punta Ballena and boated a dorado too. The second one was slightly larger aboard “Tracy Ann”, estimated at 200 lbs, released outside of San Jaime, by Jeff Sweeney from Winter Park, Florida after it took a live caballito. These same two boats had some of the best catches of the week; “Tracy Ann” had Brian Holland, Steve Carlson & Steve Kinderman from Florida aboard on September 17th when they released two striped marlin and a sailfish, before boating a dorado at Pozo de Cota. “Rebecca” had back to back double marlin days on the 16th and 17th; first day for Amy & Chris Renegar from Belton, Texas and the second day for Sarah Crowe & Kala Buser from Perth, Australia. Amy & Chris also did exceptionally well on “La Brisa” off of Elias Calles catching and releasing a striped marlin & a sailfish and caught a wahoo and six dorado also. September 21st, saw “Great Escape Jr.” on a roll as they caught and released two striped marlin and reeled in fourteen dorado for Kelly Johns and party from Rockwall, Texas. Overall fifty four percent of Pisces boats caught billfish consisting of 17 striped marlin, 9 sailfish & 2 blue marlin, all but one fish released.

OTHERS SPECIES: The big story was the huge yellow fin tuna caught; weight has now been officially confirmed at 427 lbs on a certified scale. The giant fish was caught by Guy Yocom from Dana Point, Ca, aboard his 61 ft Viking, “El Suertudo”, which just happens to mean “the lucky one”, 180 miles off of Cabo on a chunk bait and took just fifty five minutes to tame and have in the boat, perhaps due to the fish being tail wrapped. If the lengthy approval process goes smoothly and we shouldn’t see why it should not, this will the largest ever yellow fin tuna caught on rod and reel. Other tuna catches closer to home dropped substantially this week with just seventeen percent of boats catching from one two nineteen fish – our highest count, by Art Hevener from, Pennsylavania- with weights from 15 to 30 lbs. Our total tuna count this week 34 fish. Dorado catches jumped to an eighty percent catch rate this week, giving us a total fish count for this species of 145 fish. Pozo Cota and Gaspareno proved to be the most productive area for dorado with bait and green colored lures working well. We had a few wahoo this week but none more than 40 lbs, nevertheless a nice catch as one of the best eating fish. Andrea released a 40 lb hammerheard shark. We had one angler that missed out on one of his scheduled trips due to the port being closed, so he only got one day out aboard “Tracy Ann”, he was unable to get a billfish, though did manage a dorado, nevertheless, Captain Julio, always wanting to give good service, hooked him up with a beautiful 40 lb roosterfish right from the dock, when they arrived after fishing.

LOCATION: Pozo Cota to Golden Gate on Pacific, some boats went to the Cortez off of Punta Ballena and Cerro Colorado.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Hot and sunny, seas mostly calm, one day with whitecaps on the Pacific.

AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 85-88 F

BEST LURES: Ballyhoo, Caballito, green colors, flying fish, orange.

Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg

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Our Most Popular Rental Villa

Check out our most popular rental villa in Cabo San Lucas Villas inventory.

Casa De Encanto

Call Rick Wendland @ 713-254-9290 to check availability.

Casa De Encanto

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