Imagine living right next-door to a world-class wellness resort and spa, with state-of-the art treatments, fitness classes, health education, and more. That will soon become a reality when Rancho La Puerta completes The Residences, 113 private homes on the expansive grounds of the acclaimed destination resort near Tecate, Mexico. The homes, from two to four bedrooms, are taking shape in a 118-acre village with a woodland stream, its own vineyard, and sweeping views of Mt. Kuchumaa.
Mexico-based developer Grupo Espiritu designed the residences in collaboration with Sarah Livia Brightwood Szekely, Rancho La Puerta’s president and daughter of Deborah Szekely, who co-founded the resort with her late husband, Edmond, in 1940.
“Over the years, our guests have asked us for a home with the warmth and magic of Rancho La Puerta — one that nurtures friendship, inner peace, and vitality,” says Sarah. “The Residences are designed to be more than just a collection of homes, but a meaningful wellness-inspired village. The homeowners will have an intimate relationship to the mountain, our sacred land, and the best balance of perennial wisdom and emerging technology to support health and wellbeing.”
The Residences, ranging from 2,039 to 4,783 square feet, are offered in four home designs with full or shared ownership options. Exchange opportunities with luxury properties worldwide are available through a partnership with Elite Alliance.
Each residence features a large living/dining room with fireplace, private patio complete with a hammock, meditation space, lush landscaping and fountains, a heated dipping pool and hot tub, and eco-friendly and sustainable technology. Turnkey furniture packages curated by designers are available. Three-bedroom casas also include a private parking space while the four-bedroom villas add a wine cellar and a two-car underground parking space.
Building materials, sourced locally, include rustic wood, mountain stone, and clay made onsite. Landscape design is Mexican-Mediterranean, with abundant walking paths and gardens. “An important element of being a guest at the Ranch is a re-enchantment and reconnection with nature,” Sarah explains. “The Residences at Rancho La Puerta is conceived as a home of the heart where one can be immersed in nature and the healing rhythms of a spacious life.”
The Residences Village Center will offer a gym with fitness classes, pickleball and tennis courts, a pool, juice bar, and café. Activities include morning guided hikes, fitness classes, wellness presentations, and workshops “intended to spark creativity and build strength and resilience,” notes Sarah. “Most of all, we have tried to create a village with all the ingredients to generate a community of like-minded friends.”
In addition to village activities, Rancho La Puerta will offer a resort day pass at different prices so that residents and guests will have access to activities, classes, facilities, and lunch. More than 60 percent of homes have been sold so far, with project completion expected by late 2024 or early 2025. 888.606.0172, residencesrancholapuerta.com