Step Inside a Colossal Cabo Villa Listed for $8.15M

For those who can drop millions, why rent a room at a resort in Cabo when they can have a resort-like home? Casa Escondida in San Jose del Cabo, a sweeping estate on the ocean, begs this question with its recent listing. With nine bedrooms in total, the compound has enough space for a legion of family and friends to descend on the property year after year. Asking $8.15 million, the serene villa beckons for the buyer who wants privacy and luxury surrounded by the beauty of Mexico.

Set on a 1.5-acre lot within the gated neighborhood of Fundadores—itself part of the 2,000-acre resort that is Puerto Los Cabos—Casa Escondida sits above the Sea of Cortez. At the right angle, the estate’s pool blends with that water just beyond, creating a dazzling collage of blues always lapping and rolling and cresting. A beach walk access point sits only a few steps from the property line.

The owners, John and Melinda Pentz, are fixtures of the Cabo scene and selected the two home-sites themselves. The compound was built around the views. They created a true sanctuary with 16,000 square feet of interior space spread across the main home, one-bedroom casita, and various other structures. Anyone seeing it for the first time may think it’s a standalone luxury resort. Between the buildings sit swaths of cacti and succulents, plus everything one could dream for amenities. Bocce ball, an outdoor grill station, a fire pit that can seat 24 people—nothing has been left out. Inside, a movie theater and 800-bottle wine cava are also poised for fun.

A purchase buyers can feel good about, the sellers will give a portion of the sale to their local foundation, iluminame. It works to provide programs for health and education in the Los Cabos community. Janet Jensen and Lisa Torres of The Agency hold the listing.