Gavilan offers an excellent collection of amenities to encourage and support an active adult lifestyle.

With its upscale homes and planned amenities, the brand new Gavilan community will provide a fabulous active adult lifestyle in the heart of San Juan Capistrano, California. New homebuyers now have a chance to be a part of the community from the beginning. Yet, access to the amenities in the larger Sendaro at Rancho Mission Viejo master-planned community means they won’t have to wait for resort-style amenities.

Opening in 2013, Gavilan has plans to include 285 low-maintenance homes spread across four distinct neighborhoods. These beautiful residences are being designed by three popular builders: Standard Pacific, Shea Homes and Del Webb. Gavilan will be an age-restricted enclave within the larger Sendaro at Rancho Mission Viejo community, and its residents will have access to a planned exclusive clubhouse as well as the amenities throughout Sendaro.

Residences at Gavilan

Homes at Gavilan are thoughtfully planned to meet the needs of active adults by three acclaimed builders. Models by Standard Pacific are offered as either Bungalows or Casitas. The Bungalow designs are either single or duplex structures ranging in size from 1,278 to 1,860 square feet. Their open, light-filled floor plans include two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. Casitas are larger, with layouts from 1,624 to 2,059 square feet. They also have two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages, but most also have a den or loft. Shea Homes’ upscale single-family homes include three floor plans ranging from 1,770 to 2,043 square feet.

Homes begin with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage. They also have spacious great rooms, gourmet kitchens and separate dens, while the larger two floor plans have the option of turning the den into a third bedroom. Del Webb offers single-family homes in three different floor plans as well. With sizes ranging from 2,026 to 2,310 square feet, Del Webb currently provides the largest homes in the community. They feature spacious great rooms and gourmet kitchens with oversized islands. Each model includes two bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, a two-car garage and the option of a den or third bedroom.


The planned Hacienda clubhouse will be the hub of Gavilan’s social and recreational activities. The facility will be built for the exclusive use of the 55+ community. Its plans begin with a spacious great room which includes a large flat-screen TV and a fully staffed bar. The clubhouse will also house a fitness center and yoga studio, complete with locker rooms and a spa. Outdoors, the Hacienda clubhouse will offer a lovely dining patio with a built-in barbeque. The heated pool and sundeck lets residents enjoy the warm California weather, while cabanas offer shade and privacy. There are also three bocce ball courts where residents can enjoy a bit of friendly competition.

Beyond Gavilan’s exclusive clubhouse, residents will have access to the open-age amenities in the Sendaro community. Between Sendaro’s Ranch House and Guest House, resident can enjoy outdoor swimming pools, fitness centers, community rooms and a catering kitchen. The Outpost provides an additional swimming pool and spa, as well as an outdoor movie screen, bocce ball courts, fire pits, and a barbeque area. And Sendaro Field offers an expansive space including sports fields for softball, baseball, and soccer.

By offering homes by three prominent builders, as well as popular community amenities, Gavilan promises to be an appealing neighborhood for active adults looking for a luxurious California retirement destination. For more information on this community click here: Gavilan - San Juan Capistrano, CA