The Monte Cristo Estates are 3 bedroom luxury villas located on the Pacific Ocean side of Cabo San Lucas at Sunset Beach with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean, especially as the sun sets.
The Monte Cristo is part of the Pueblo Bonito resort system, which in Cabo, includes the two resort named Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach and the Pacifica on the same vast property as the Monte Cristo Estates. Also included are the Rose and Blanco on Medano Beach. While staying at the Monte Cristo Estates you will have access to all of the restaurants , pools and beaches of all these resorts. There is a free resort shuttle bus that operates between the two locations of Sunset Beach and Medano Beach. For Monte Cristo guests only there is an additional restaurant , lounge , pool and fitness center adjacent to the check in office.
We were in phase 2 which are newer units. These villas are split level with each level sharing a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean comprised of 2800 sq ft of indoor space and 1700 sq ft of decks.
The outdoor portion of the villa includes an infinity pool, hot tub , gas barbq, padded outdoor furniture, rest room, towels and a fountain in the entry way. There is also a single car shaded carport at each villa.
The indoor includes a smart system that can operate your ipod, adjust lighting, adjust temperatures and intercom settings. There are motion sensors for bathroom lighting which are convenient at night.
The kitchen is large with a full sized fridge that has through the door ice and water, glass top range with oven, over the oven microwave fan light, large kitchen sink, plenty of cabinets and drawers which are stocked with enough tableware for 10 people. Pots and pans, blender, toaster and barbq equipment are stocked in the kitchen. There is plenty of room left over for your groceries in the empty cabinets. Also included is ice and items you need from the concierge. You won’t be lacking anything as you just ask and it appears. There is a handy marble top serving station in the center of the kitchen. All of the counter tops are marble.
All of the rest of the rooms are furnished opulently. The dining room table seats 6 but if you add the deck chairs you can easily have 10 people at this table. The dining room is trimmed out.
The main living room includes a gas fireplace and comfortable furniture. The tv stand includes the ipod port for the in home sound system. This sound system is very high quality sound. Good for a villa party. The living room has a lot of fancy trim work and a circular vaulted ceiling with mood lighting. This is a very opulent room. There is a private rest room down the hall from the living room.
Next to the living room is the master bedroom with a king sized bed with luxurious furnishings. There is a 40 inch flat screen tv in this room. The master bathroom includes a spa tub. This bathroom includes a walk in closet.
Downstairs is a recreation room with a desk like work station, 40 inch flat screen tv, cd player and sofa beds. There are also two additional bedrooms downstairs. One bedroom has a king bed and the other has two queen beds. Both bedrooms have adjoining bathrooms with walk in closets. The washer / dryer room is down the hall from the recreation room.
The resort property has plenty of restaurant and bar opportunities. There are two mini markets on the property and a coffee shop. Check out the resort website for a list of all the amenities.
The main means of travel around the resort are golf carts. You call in for a pick up. This can be time consuming at times when the resort is full. Heading down the hill is easy enough but going back is all uphill. The longest wait our group had for cart pickup was 10 minutes, so its not too bad.
Check in at the villas is at a different location from check in at Sunset Beach. You turn into phase 1 of the estates and go through the security station. Check in was as fast as anywhere. There is a person that will ask if you would like to go on a presentation to see the future of this area. Its worth it just to see the plans of this beautiful property. The golf course opens this April 2014. In the next few years there will be a toll road from the airport to this property.
All of the resort staff, especially our maid service, was excellent. The resort grounds are immaculate. The beach is private with no vendors. The concern at this beach are the huge waves and the resort does have security watching guests to warn them of the danger. These villas are great for families or large groups of friends. Maybe a bit large for just a couple but maybe not.
We really enjoyed our stay. That’s about all I have to say.
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Four bedrooms, a maid's chamber and a fully equipped kitchen defines a new style of 'stay-cation'. No need to go out and about as restaurant services and kitchens are spotty. We stocked up with fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and wine from Cosco (meat & wine) and Walmart (fruit & veggies), picked up fresh tortillas and salsa at a local market and enjoyed conversation and background music in our center-island kitchen. When you've "seen it all", there's nothing better than preparing and sharing food with friends. The simple gestures of setting the table and cleaning up after demonstrate a mutual caring not possible at a restaurant.
The private infinity pool with adjacent jacuzzi enables the best tanning, even for those with sensitive skin - like me. Lounges under umbrellas offer reading and iPod listening pleasures to while away the hours. Indoor comforts include cable TV and spacious bedrooms. It doesn't get much better than this.
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Great place to vacation, access to all Pueblo resorts with excellent service in all of them.
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