March 2007

Puerto Peņasco Sports Club

Luxury In The Plans For Sports Enthusiasts

Open the door to your town home, and it is just as you left it; lock the door and know it will be the same when you return.

The charm and beauty of colonial Mexico, incorporated in the 14 town homes being offered by the Puerto Peñasco Sports Club, will appeal to sports-minded families who want the financial benefits of owning a vacation property without the hassles of typical vacation home ownership.

Located in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, where the splash of the Pacific Ocean laps the shore some 200 feet away, the common areas include a Mexican plaza with cantera fountains, swimming and lap pools with Jacuzzi and a child’s pool.

GPS devices will allow parents and grandparents to view their children’s whereabouts at all times when on one of the many “toys” available to owner/members. Amenities are designed to appeal to higher-income buyers with discriminating taste.

This handsomely landscaped, gated, tree-lined complex will attract fishing, outdoors, and watersports enthusiasts. Want to learn a new sport? Experts will be available to teach.

Teams can be formed for intra-group activity with invited clubs from Phoenix, San Diego, and Las Vegas. And, for those who just want to “kick back” and relax, Puerto Peñasco Sports Club is ideal as none of the sports activities takes place within the gated complex.

To take away the headaches of vacation planning, the club concierge will assist members in scheduling and managing their times in residence, or if they so desire, will put their non-use times into the rental pool. Preferred vendors can create menus and supply food from freshly caught seafood to duck a la orange that can be delivered, or the concierge can arrange for dining out.

Advanced kitchen stocking is also available from some preferred vendors. For those preferring to prepare meals at home, kitchens  have breakfast bars and top-of-the-line equipment: Sub-Zero refrigerators and Viking or Wolf ranges, granite counter tops, a wine refrigerator, water-purification system, brick-dome work area, Cuisnarts, and all-clad cookware.

Dramatic entrances with 20-foot ceilings lead to fully furnished homes with marble flooring throughout, Mexican tile in the bathrooms, full Internet access, flat-screen televisions, CDs, DVDs and Bose stereos. Impressive great room/domed kitchen areas proclaim to your guests, “Let us entertain you!”

Puerto Peñasco Sports Club is offered by David Montijo, a long-time member of the real estate construction firm Bourn Partners, LLC and Gene Hildreth, at pre-construction prices — $89,500 for a one-eighths fractional unit.  Fractional ownership addresses the need for top-quality vacation home ownership with a high level of luxury and service without the cost and nuisance of wholly owning a second home.

Not a timeshare, where up to 52 owners participate, fractional units are limited to six to 12 investors for each town home. Weeks in residence need not be consecutive.

Properties are appreciating assets that provide a sense of exclusivity and belonging while catering to active families and individuals who will never have to worry about maintenance.

Astute business owners who understand that vacation travel is a motivator for customers and employees will find the Puerto Peñasco Sports Club a natural to integrate with their promotional programs. Human resource and marketing people should be involved in order to build programs around scheduled dates.

To put prospective owner/members at ease with owning property in Mexico, documentation will provide for the conveyance of a fideicomiso and title insurance for each of the up to 112 owner/member units.  Munro Law in Puerto Peñasco will handle the purchasing process.

To further enhance the value of purchasing such property, an international airport is expected to become a reality before the end of the decade. When in service, transportation will be provided to and from the club, and facilities will be available for private planes.

Some of the sports equipment under consideration —

  • Personal watercraft
  • Kayaks
  • Tournament fishing boats
  • Scuba and snorkel gear
  • Ski boats
  • Party rafts
  • Windsurfing and kite surfing equipment
  • Pontoon boats
  • Hoby cats
  • Sunfish sailboats
  • Zodiacs
  • All-terrain vehicles
  • Tomcats
  • Pongas

For more information, e-mail Gene Hildreth at