Distinguished Residences


Distinguished Residences are local luxury travel professionals with over 25 years of experience, operating in the affluent vacation destinations of America and Europe.


About us

At Distinguished Residences we are luxury travel professionals with over 25 years of experience, operating at the most decadent vacation destinations of America and Europe.

Committed to providing outstanding accommodation paired with exceptional service, we create personalized luxury vacation experiences for all of our guests with unparalleled amenities and unexpected extras at every turn. From extensive pre-arrival coordination to activity and itinerary planning, on-site Guest Services Hosts and your own personal chef and butler, every stay is tailored to your needs. We work with only the finest, vetted villas and staff and offer private club access for all properties.

From our exquisite three bedroom villas to the majestic ten bedroom mountain chalets and country manors, guests will enjoy absolute anonymity during their stay in some of the world’s most luxurious homes which have welcomed international royalty, Fortune 500 CEOs and celebrities in search of a private escape.

Your vacation experience
is about more than just your rental.

Luxury Portfolio

We offer a curated portfolio of luxury private villas.

24/7 Service

We offer around the clock personal concierge service.

Full Access

We offer staff and private club access.


We offer total privacy during your stay

Company Leadership

President Sean Emmerton

Sean Emmerton began his career in hotel business in 1990. Over the course of the next five years, he lived all over the world, working in Scottsdale, Arizona, Hanbury Manor in the UK, and Grand Wailea, Hawaii. Los Cabos and making the start of Sales and Marketing at Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, opening Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos and making the start of his 25 years of operation in the region. His role at Las Ventanas al Paraiso was instrumental in transforming Cabo into the high-end resort destination that is synonymous with today.

After founding the Los Cabos Tourism Board under the Hotel Association in 1998, Sean turned his attention to renting. He created the first-ever rental program at Villas Del Mar, which he successfully ran for nearly 15 years. In 2015, Sean joined Journey Mexico using his expertise to create villa rental programs for all the major tourist destinations in Mexico.

Today, Sean and his son Hunter operate Distinguished Residences in America and Europe. Their initial collection of five homes in the exclusive Villas Del Mar community in Los Cabos, Mexico has grown to nearly 30 properties in two continents.


For availability, reservations, villa information, booking queries, or anything else relating to your trip, get in touch with our dedicated team of specialists by filling in the form below. Let’s start planning your private getaway.

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