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Everyday Feels Like a Vacation at These West Coast Communities

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The epitome of luxury living: look inside these six exclusive West Coast residential resort communities.

Gone are the days when doorkeepers, tennis courts and golf courses were the most coveted benefits of staying in a hotel. Now, residential communities have evolved into “resort-style” destinations with family-centric club offerings tailored to specific regions and lifestyles.

In a world where comfort and convenience have become paramount, the appeal of residential resort living—with its seamless blend of privacy, accessibility and five-star amenities appealing to all ages—is undeniable. 

The six West Coast communities outlined below have seen an influx of buyers in recent years, drawn to the promise of a place to live and a lifestyle to savor. At these properties, everyday living is transformed into a perpetual vacation.

MEXICO:
Costa Palmas

Costa Palmas is a luxury resort community on the East Cape of Baja. It is home to Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, Amanvari, and Casa Blake—the first Costa Palmas-branded residential and hospitality offering.

Costa Palmas vacation rental

Costa Palmas

The residential resort community is thoughtfully and sensitively designed; situated along a two-and-a-half mile stretch of swimmable beach, Casa Blake is home to a Robert Trent Jones II 18-hole golf course; Costa Palmas Superyacht Marina, Yacht Club; brand-new Delphine Day Club by Michelin-Star Chef Ludo Lefebvre; 18 acres of orchards and farms; and the Marina Village which is home to Mozza Baja, spearheaded by James Beard Foundation Award winner, author, and restauranteur Nancy Silverton.

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Costa Palmas

Costa Palmas Residences are designed and managed by hoteliers that focus on design forward properties with personalized services tailored to each guest and owner who enjoy living alongside an energetic destination.

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Punta Mita

Situated on a private peninsula along Mexico’s rapidly developing Riviera Nayarit, Punta Mita is an ultra-luxurious, 1,500-acre resort and residential community surrounded by 9.5 miles of beaches and lush tropical flora. 

Punta Mita aerial view vacation rental

Punta Mita

Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, the secluded destination is home to 23 residential communities, five residential beach clubs, as well as three award-winning hotels: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Four Seasons Resort Naviva and the recently renovated St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. 

Residents and guests encounter laid-back luxury with access to two spectacular Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses and world-class culinary offerings alongside a curated bucket list of water excursions, including kayaking, whale watching, surfing, e-foiling, and more—just 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.

HAWAII:
Kukui’ula

The first Private Club development on Kauaʻi, Kukuiʻula, is a 1,010-acre residential and resort community on the South Shore of Kauai positioned on the island’s southern coast in Poʻipū, nestled between the National Tropical Botanical Garden and historic Old Kōloa Town. The premier destination comprises nine distinct neighborhoods featuring a collection of custom ocean-view homesites ranging in size from one-third acre to three acres, as well as luxury homes, villas, cottages, and bungalows. 

Kukuiula vacation rental

Kukui’ula

Acting as the social and recreational centerpiece of the community, the private clubhouse includes:

  • The main clubhouse has a signature restaurant, ʻUmeke Kitchen + Bar.
  • An 18,000 square foot full-service sanctuary.
  • The Hi’ilani Spa and Fitness Center with 30+ fitness classes a week.
  • The golf clubhouse is home to a Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole golf course.
  • Recently opened pickleball and multi-sport courts.
  • An inviting collection of saltwater swimming pools replicating a private oasis. 
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Kukui’ula

Residents and guests encounter world-class culinary offerings and a 10-acre upcountry farm and lake equipped with a staff of farmers to help harvest seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs onsite alongside abundant water activities, including stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, snorkeling and eFoiling led by a team of local experts, the Huaka‘i Outfitters.

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Hualalai Resort

Hualalai Resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, has been a force in its field for nearly three decades. With sales at nearly $4 billion since its inception in 1996, Hualālai is an oceanfront community spanning 865 acres located on the Kona-Kohala coast.

Hawaii vacation rental

Hualalai Realty

The property features state-of-the-art facilities, programming, and amenities. Real estate opportunities include custom homes, home sites and villas. Hualālai Club Membership is available exclusively to property owners and offers access to two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf. Membership also provides access to all amenities at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai. 

Hualalai Realty

The resort is a magnet for the global traveler and some of the highest profile names in business and entertainment own homes there.

CALIFORNIA:
Montage Residences Healdsburg

Montage Residences Healdsburg is on 258 acres of land in the heart of California’s world-renowned wine country. Built within the constraints of the natural landscape, the hideaway offers private residences settled among oak trees and vine-covered hills with a contemporary aesthetic. 

Designed to serve affluent and discerning homeowners, the community offers an array of ownership privileges and benefits, including exclusive access to an unparalleled variety of lifestyle amenities like The Residential Club, a dedicated concierge team, a Clubhouse, personalized in-residence services and more. 

California Vacation Rental

Montage Residences Healdsburg

Montage Residences Healdsburg’s on-site bee and honey harvesting program provide a uniquely fun and safe way for residents and visitors to observe and learn about the bee journey in depth while also being offered the opportunity to source raw honey in real-time.

Montage Residences Healdsburg

Additionally, Truffle Hunting will soon debut, allowing guests and residents to follow Montage Healdsburg’s specially trained canine ambassador through the resort’s grove of more than 400 hazelnut trees to unearth some of the planet’s most fabled fungi.

Martis Camp

Set on 2,177 acres of land, Martis Camp is a luxury private community in Truckee, Lake Tahoe, that appeals to a younger, family-focused buyer. With four seasons of recreation and adventure, Martis Camp amenities include private ski access to Northstar California Resort; the Beach Shack on Lake Tahoe with water sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding, etc.; pickleball and tennis courts; The Camp Lodge with spa; on-site dining; an arcade-filled Family Barn with bowling alley, theater, soda fountain and Art Loft; and the property’s 26 miles of trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and more. 

Martis camp vacation rental

Martis Camp

Real estate opportunities from Martis Camp Realty include luxury homes and homesites. Considered to be one of the West Coast’s most successful second home communities, Martis Camp sold all 671 original homesites from 2006-2016, and the community’s desirable mountain lifestyle continues to help accelerate real estate sales with more than $251 million in 2023. 

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