Second Homes That Make Perfect Vacation Escapes

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Villa A, The Residences at Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico

Villa A, The Residences at Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico

DESTINATION: Nestled beside a vineyard on the grounds of fitness and spa retreat Rancho La Puerta, this wellness-focused community is just three miles from the U.S.–Mexico border and a one-hour drive from downtown San Diego.

RESIDENCE: The 4,299-square-foot villa features four bedrooms throughout its expansive layout, as well as views of Mount Kuchumaa, a private pool, and a terrace surrounded by gardens and vineyards.

TO DO: Residents can participate in daily Rancho La Puerta activities, including morning hikes and fitness classes, and attend regular community events such as outdoor concerts.

INQUIRIES: $1.72 million;

417 2nd Street, Manhattan Beach, California

417 2nd Street, Manhattan Beach, California

DESTINATION: A tight-knit, coastal community just 30 miles southwest of Pasadena, Manhattan Beach is one of L.A.’s best beaches, nicknamed “Pearl of the South Bay.”

RESIDENCE: Located on a corner a few blocks from the beach, this five-bedroom, Matt Morris–built Cape Cod home provides 4,331 square feet of light-filled living space.

TO DO: There’s no shortage of activity within walking distance, from the beach and its bustling bike path to the town’s boutiques and lively restaurant scene.

INQUIRIES: $5.95 million;

Casa Uno, Danzante Bay at the Islands of Loreto, Mexico

Casa Uno, Danzante Bay at the Islands of Loreto, Mexico 

DESTINATION: Tucked between the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range and the Gulf of California, this 741-acre resort community is 200 miles north of Cabo on the eastern coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula.

RESIDENCE: Designed by Kevin B. Howard, this new-build estate includes five bedrooms, an office/den, and five-and-a-half bathrooms among its 6,100 square feet. Enjoy panoramic views of Danzante Bay and TPC Danzante Bay Golf Resort.

TO DO: Owners have access to the private beach club and Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, which includes fitness facilities, Sabila Spa, and four restaurants. You can also golf on Mexico’s only TPC course, hike Tabor Canyon, and surf at Scorpion Bay.

INQUIRIES: $7.2 million;

Gregal (Phase 2), Sabina, Ibiza

Gregal (Phase 2), Sabina, Ibiza

DESTINATION: On the island’s west coast, close to Cala Comte and Cala Bassa, this ecologically minded community is a five-minute drive from the beach and the secluded cove Cala Molí.

RESIDENCE: The 11 villas vary in design from classic finca to contemporary Balearic to modernist. Each has five or six bedrooms and between 6,000 and 10,300 square feet of living space, plus generous terraces, private pools, and sweeping ocean views.

TO DO: Sabina’s members-only club includes a restaurant, a spa, tennis and paddle courts, a nightclub, a bowling alley, a kids club, and an amphitheater.

INQUIRIES: $4.7 million–$24 million;

—Sara Smola

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