The Agency is thrilled to share the very first glimpse of One&Only Private Homes at Mandarina, among the first collection of One&Only branded villas to own in the world. Situated in a spectacular setting less than one hour north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 55 ultra-private villas will neighbor the new One&Only Mandarina beach resort.
Recently unveiled by Bloomberg News, the villas will be nestled along a lush, tropical hillside above a one-mile stretch of sandy beach on the pristine shores of Riviera Nayarit. One&Only Private Homes is the first residential offering to debut within Mandarina, a master-planned resort and residential community featuring One&Only Mandarina, Rosewood Mandarina, and the world-class Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club.
“One&Only Private Homes at Mandarina is among the first collection of hotel branded residences from one of the most renowned and celebrated luxury resort companies in the world,” said Andy Ardila, Managing Director of The Agency Development Group, which represents sales and marketing of the villas. “This residential offering is unprecedented on many levels, combining the signature One&Only experience, an unrivaled location on Riviera Nayarit, incredible architecture by one of the world’s foremost visionaries, and lifestyle amenities unmatched anywhere in the world.”
The villas feature innovative architecture by Rick Joy Architects, a Tucson, Arizona-based firm acclaimed for its climate responsive, environmentally sensitive work. Four, five and eight bedroom villas will be situated within the trees, designed to blend with the landscape, rather than reshape it. Each villa is architecturally unique and configured to maximize far-reaching views of the tropical jungle landscape, soaring mountain peaks and the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Villas offer 7,000 to 13,000 square feet of seamless indoor/outdoor living, infinity-edged pools and thoughtful modern detail. Residents may choose from a selection of four furniture and amenities packages highly curated by One&Only to ensure homes are remarkably designed and furnished upon arrival.
“What’s so interesting about these homes is they aren’t just positioned to capture ocean views,” said Ricardo Santa Cruz, President and CEO of RSC Development, a developer partner with RLH Properties on Mandarina. “Rick Joy and his team configured the homes to offer a rich and varied backdrop that immerses residents in nature. Some rooms are beneath the jungle tree canopies; others capture mountain peaks descending to the ocean. Architecture is used as a way to frame the overall experience Mandarina has to offer.”
Residents of One&Only Private Homes will enjoy an extraordinary array of amenities for relaxation, cuisine, wellness and adventure, including those of One&Only Mandarina, Rosewood Mandarina, and the entire Mandarina community. Within moments of home will be two private beach clubs, the One&Only Spa, world-class dining, a jungle adventure outpost, and an incredible kids’ club with treehouses and a butterfly sanctuary. Miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails extend from the mountains to the beach and across the Mandarina Flatlands.
One of the community’s most distinct and remarkable offerings will be the Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club, where riders from all over the world will gather to learn, practice and compete. It will host several international events each year, featuring open-air jumping and dressage arenas, two tournament-sized polo fields and a polo lounge. Horseback riding lessons for the whole family and children’s activities will also be offered.
Tremendous planning and forethought went to the programming of amenities within the master-planned Mandarina community to offer residents authentic experiences as diverse as the landscape itself. Mandarina is situated amidst one of the last remaining beachfront jungles in Mexico, along a 200-mile stretch of the Pacific Coast. Riviera Nayarit boasts a rich biodiversity and some of the best climate conditions in the world, with 345 days of sunshine a year and average temperatures in the low 80s.
An easily accessible destination, Mandarina is located minutes from the surfing mecca of Sayulita and the charming resort town of Punta de Mita. It is a less than one-hour drive north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, a drive that will be shortened to 30 minutes when the region’s new highway is completed in 2019. The airport welcomes direct 2 to 3-hour flights from the Southern U.S., as well as direct flights from a host of other U.S., Mexican and Canadian cities.
Construction of the One&Only Mandarina beach resort has commenced, with One&Only Private Homes set to get underway this spring.