Mexico’s Hottest Real Estate: One&Only Mandarina Private Homes

In Live, Puerto Vallarta by Suzanne Koch

It’s no secret that One&Only Resorts is among the upper-echelon of luxury hospitality, which is why its first ever collection of One&Only villas has been a major crowd-pleaser among the world’s elite.

Located less than one hour north of Puerto Vallarta (soon to be 30 minutes with the completion of a new highway), the villas are located in the new Mandarina community which will be home to multiple resorts and residences. The new abodes have recently caught the attention of Forbes, Travel + Leisure and more — and for good reason. Surrounded by the federally protected acres in the Sierra del Vallejo Mountains, in one of Mexico’s last remaining beachfront jungles, this community promises one-of-a-kind seclusion and top-tier living.

“One&Only is making history at Mandarina with the debut of one of its first collections of private villas to own,” says Andy Ardila, Managing Director of The Agency Development Group, which represents sales at One&Only Mandarina Private Homes. “Residents will enjoy all of the amenities of the One&Only Mandarina resort and the master-planned Mandarina community, as well as private residential services, including the option to enter the Villa Rental Program, in which rentals of their villa will be reserved and managed by One&Only Resorts.”

Photo: Courtesy of Mandarina and Hayes Davidson

The Villas

Neighboring the new One&Only Mandarina resort, the 55 ultra-private villas are nestled into a picturesque tropical landscape. Surrounded by jungle foliage, towering mountain peaks, lush flatlands and the sandy shores of the Pacific Coast, the new villas offer a completely unique option for the high-end buyer looking to truly escape.

All villas in the initial release of the Founders’ Collection have sold while Phase One of One&Only Mandarina Private Homes has recently surpassed the halfway sold milestone. The final chance to snag preferred, intro pricing is currently underway with the recent release of the Legacy Collection. These ocean-view villas are located hillside with four-, five- and eight-bedroom floor plans and decked out with contemporary architecture, private infinity-edge pools and holistic interior design.

Photo: Courtesy of Mandarina and Hayes Davidson

The Amenities

Some of the perks of being a homeowner in this jungle paradise include access to the open-air One&Only Spa, the private One&Only Majahua Beach Club, a diverse offering of fine dining and casual restaurants, an 85,000-square-foot Kid’s Club complete with treehouses, a butterfly sanctuary, water activites, a nature trail, cinema and nursery.

Outside the One&Only enclave, Mandarina community amenities include the world-class Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club. The club, which will host international competitions, was recently named the sister club of the Aspen Valley Polo Club. Members will be able to enjoy exclusive benefits at both locations like complimentary access to all facilities, member pricing on activities and members-only access to all tournaments and events. The Mandarina location will feature two tournament-sized polo fields, a polo lounge, dressage and jumping arenas, horseback riding lessons and more.

Not only will members be able to enjoy a day at the polo field, other amenities include The Farm, home to farm-to-table dining and a kid’s farm; a second beach club; and The Outpost, the ultimate destination for an adrenaline-fueled day. Explore the Jungle Course, with a zipline, rappel course and obstacle trail; a sports field; miles of hiking and biking trails; and a movie theatre and an open-air arcade for indoor fun.

Photo: Courtesy of Mandarina and Hayes Davidson

Sounds like home? Get your hands on the exclusive Legacy Collection by contacting or 1.888.997.7732.

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