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Vacation Homes: Quintessential Cabo

The pool terrace at Cielos Palmillas’ No. 77 sits just above the seventh fairway of the Ocean Course in Los Cabos, Mexico. Beyond the strip of grass and a palm-lined road, a sea of rooftops and stucco facades stretches nearly the length of a crescent beach. The clustered resorts and communities attest to the popularity […]

Best of the Best 2007: Destination Clubs

The new Poro Poro community on Costa Rica’s Papagayo Peninsula demonstrates how Exclusive Resorts (800.447.8988, http://www.exclusiveresorts.com) distinguishes itself from every other destination club. Consisting of 21 four-bedroom homes and a 20,000-square-foot beach club (with two pools, a fitness center, a game room, and a restaurant), the 20-acre, $75 million development is open only to Exclusive […]

Eliminating the Guest Work

In the year and a half since Steve Berkowitz became a member of Quintess, the 47-year-old Micro­soft executive has traveled with his family to an estate in Napa Valley, taken his college roommates to a ski chalet in Aspen, and visited a villa in Los Cabos, Mexico, with his wife and friends. But it was […]