7 gorgeous homes in Mexico
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Zihuatanejo. Villa Encantada is a five-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot home overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The house is designed for a seamless flow between outdoor and indoor living, with wood beams, tile floors, and ensuite bedrooms with private terraces and spa bathrooms.
The property is surrounded by palms and tropical gardens, which attract hummingbirds and parrots. $1,174,000. Shari Reynolds, Christie's International Real Estate, (469) 224-0483.
Los Cabos. This four-bedroom villa is part of Chileno Bay Resort & Residences. The home has a kitchen with high-end appliances, marble floors, wood ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a large covered terrace, and views of the bay.
Amenities include access to the community's spa, restaurants, golf course, and concierge services. $3,050,000. Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, (800) 916-1290.
San Miguel de Allende. Mexican architect Juan Carlos Valdez built Casa Dorada, a three-bedroom colonial-style house on a historic street in this popular expat town. Features include boveda brick ceilings, hand-carved stone pillars, nine fireplaces, local tiles, radiant-heated floors, and a rooftop terrace.
Outside are a central garden and a pool flanked by two guest casitas. $2,995,000. Peggy Taylor, CDR Bienes Raices, Luxury Portfolio International, (011-52) 415-101-0058.
Cuernavaca. Quinta Toscana is a four-bedroom house built around an open-air atrium. The 1955 home features a tiled kitchen, rustic wood beams, two fireplaces, a library, and an upstairs living room with terrace.
The lush property includes a private guest suite that faces the gardens and pool; staff quarters; and a four-car garage. $3,529,274. Laura de la Torre de Skipsey, Guadalajara/Sotheby's International Realty, (011-52) 333-627-6437.
Tulum. Casa Siankaana is set in the SianKa'an biosphere reserve, a UNESCO site on the Caribbean Sea. The off-the-grid, eco-friendly home is powered by sun and wind, and includes five bedrooms, a large central living room with a palapa roof, a media room, and two terraces.
The palm-covered 2-acre property offers direct access to the beach and lagoon. $3,750,000. Sara Plaga, Riviera Maya/Sotheby's International Realty, (011-52) 984-803-3036.
Riviera Nayarit. This four-bedroom home is located in Mandarina, a private community an hour from Puerto Vallarta. The contemporary-style house has floor-to-ceiling windows, wood ceilings, 2,600 square feet of outdoor living space, and views of the jungle and the Pacific Ocean.
Ownership includes access to polo grounds, stables, arenas, and a 1-mile beach. $4,800,000. JP Mahony, One&Only Private Homes, (011-52) 322-152-3292.
Playa Mujeres. Part of a private Caribbean enclave on a peninsula north of Cancún, this one-bedroom condo features a gourmet kitchen, marble floors, custom woodwork, and high-end bathroom design.
The residence comes with access to a Greg Norman golf course, private beaches, a marina, sports courts, a gym, and restaurants. $320,000. Julie Quigley, PowerPlay Destination Properties, (214) 914-5480.