About the Developer
- Pat Butler
San Felipe Development Company
Butler, president of the San
Felipe Development Company and developer of San Felipe Beach CLub,
is also the developer of El
Dorado Ranch, San Felipe's largest residential and retirement development
and the largest employer in the area.
Dorado Ranch is a very successful project and has become a very important
part of the growth and development of San Felipe, Baja, Mexico. The
following is the history of El Dorado Ranch.
Dorado Ranch is an ecologically sustainable resort, in operation since
1989. The project is located 7 miles north of the fishing town of San
Felipe and 120 miles, or two hours south of the border from the towns
of Calexico and Mexicali. San Felipe is 4.5 hours driving time from
San Diego and 6.5 hours driving time from L.A. and 7 hours from Phoenix
through Interstates 8 and 10 and Mexican Highway 5. San Felipes
international airport is 15 minutes away. The development theme embodies
preservation of the natural habitat combined with the best of seaside
and desert living. Most of the lots sold to date offer ocean views because
the natural terrain slopes 3 to 4 % towards the Sea of Cortez. Strict
CC&Rs are enforced to maintain and enhance the overall development.
Dorado is being developed in phases because its vast land holdings exceed
35,000 acres zoned for residential and tourism development. The following
projects are in operation today: over 20 Residential communities with
5,000 lots sold and 1,000 homes, two Recreational Vehicles Parks, Casita
Rentals, Beach and Tennis Club and two Restaurants and Bars. Its
subdivisions boast the largest solar and strawbale communities in North
America. The Beach and Tennis Club and present expansion phase provide
access to the beach and warm waters of the Sea of Cortez where clam
digging, fishing and water sports are popular activities. El Dorado
also offers equestrian trails, horseback riding, fishing, and outings
to natural springs in the nearby Sierra Mountains and National parks.
Other future phases include: a commercial village, an additional 18-hole
desert golf course and clubhouse, recreational amenities and additional
international management team of El Dorado has more than 35-years experience
in promoting and operating hospitality projects in both the USA and
Mexico. The team is responsible for promoting Ranch tourism in the United
States and successfully attracts more than 10,000 visitors per year
to the Ranch.
newest seaside project that Pat Butler is developing is La Ventana
del Mar. The Phase I of this unique community consisted of an 18-hole
seaside golf course with 355 residential lots. Phase II adds the clubhouse
to the golf course, and adds 389 new home sites. The latest addition
is 300 condominiums
that wrap around the La Ventana Del Mar golf course and the beach.
This will all be anchored by a 240 room hotel with a Spa. La Ventana
del Mar , is designed to be a premier, seaside community that offers
exceptional and affordable retirement and vacation living.
think you will be as excited as we are about this new project. Stay
tuned to this site for upcoming information.
Pat Butler receives an Award from the Baja Traveller's Best of Baja Awards 2005
Cecilia Aragon-Bryant, Isa Calva (PR Baja Traveler), Mayté Rodríguez-Cedillo
(Publisher/CEO BajaTRAVELER® Magazine) and Mr. & Mrs. Pat Butler
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