Ascaya: Luxury living in Henderson, Nevada. Custom homes, stunning views, and exclusive amenities. Experience tranquility above the Las Vegas Strip.

Welcome to Ascaya

A thriving economy, solid infrastructure, incredible views, outdoor activities, and amazing weather, give Henderson amazing appeal. Along with the ever-enduring draw of neighboring Las Vegas, it’s no surprise that Henderson has consistently ranked among the top places to live in the US.

Various developments have sprung up in response to people’s desire for comfort, an upgraded lifestyle, a safe place to call home, and a chance to own their own piece of this desert paradise.

One luxury development in Henderson has recently been catching the eye of prospective buyers: Ascaya.


When we think of planned communities or residential developments, the image that generally comes to mind is an expansive land with wide streets and well placed homes with a unified look, along with an assemblage of facilities for its residents to enjoy.

Ascaya has all of the above (and more), but its houses are anything but ordinary and cookie-cutter. The houses generally depart from the commonly seen Tuscan or Mediterranean style in other neighborhoods in the city. The idea for Ascaya is that its luxury homes should be able to blend into the natural desert surroundings.

To achieve this harmony between the landscape and the structures, a different architectural style needed to be applied. What the development is increasingly becoming known for is the Desert Contemporary style, which can be described as a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor spaces.

Homes created in this style are defined by clean lines that flow smoothly, do not distract from the environment where they are situated, with stone, glass, wood, and tile being the primary materials. It’s a look that typifies elegance yet interestingly contrasts with the rugged desert scenery.

This style is best seen in Ascaya’s inspiration homes. Six inspiration homes for sale have been built, featuring the work of top architects from around the world, and are meant to give prospective buyers and residents an idea of how to maximize their homesites and how their future home could look. Two inspiration homes that have been sold are 9 CloudChaser and 9 Sky Arc, which are the New American homes for 2019 and 2020, respectively. New American Homes are created to showcase innovative new features, energy-saving methods, and carefully selected house materials.

Ascaya tends to attract families, celebrities, and anyone who is on a search for a retreat and a visual feast. Much noise was made when Gene Simmons, frontman of iconic rock band KISS, purchased a home in Ascaya for $8.2 million; the property, which features six bedrooms and a garden with walking trails, is now available for $14.95 million. Another well-known personality whose property purchase in Ascaya garnered attention is Mark Davis, the owner of the American football team Las Vegas Raiders. He plans to build a mansion covering over 6 acres, in the silver and black colors of the Raiders. The mansion will keep him close to the team’s practice facility in Henderson.

Any already built homes in Ascaya are guaranteed to be practically new, with property sales in the neighborhood resuming only in 2014; the oldest homes here were built in 2016, with several more under construction and set to be move-in ready by 2022. The following features can be typically found in homes in the community:

  1.  Three to five bedrooms
  2.  A courtyard
  3.  A gourmet kitchen
  4.  A wine cellar

Some homes offer smart technology, expansive gardens, outdoor kitchens, garage space for any number of vehicles, and even a yoga deck—in short, every possible amenity you can think of that will truly make your home a relaxing haven. Ascaya requires homes to cover an area of at least 4,500 square feet; most available homes span anywhere from more than 6,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet, giving you ample room to set up any rooms or features that you want. Smaller houses generally go for at least $4 million, with larger, amenity-filled homes selling for around $15 million.

A Unique Mountain Side Community

Ascaya today is a master-planned development which is owned and conceptualized by Henry Cheng, a Hong Kong billionaire and owner of NWS Holdings Ltd. It’s fair to say that Ascaya had a challenging start when it broke ground in 2004. Construction was already underway, but the entire project had to be put on hold when the global economic downturn happened in 2008, stalling its progress and leaving its future uncertain.

Things turned around in 2014, when the development of Ascaya and sales activities resumed. The clubhouse and model homes—which are called “inspiration homes”—were finally constructed, a period which people consider a rebirth of the community. Since then, interest has been growing, with Ascaya selling its first homesite in 2014 at a price of $925,000, and a vacant lot being sold for $2.6 million in 2015. And sales have been continuing , with Ascaya finally welcoming its first residents in 2017. It’s an exciting time for the development.

It isn’t hard to see why Ascaya is able to attract so much attention. Ascaya was created out of the McCullough mountain range, soaring 1,000 feet above the valley floor, with a total elevation of more than 3,000 feet. Its estate-sized lots—which are referred to as “homesites” and generally cover a half-acre area—are perched on layers of varying elevations on the mountain, giving the impression of stone terraces. 31 miles of 12-feet-high walls line and support each layer, adding a considerable level of security for the residents.

The setting of the 313 homesites in Ascaya provides privacy and exclusivity. While about 70% of the projected homes will be treated to stunning city views, the location guarantees that even those who do not have a view of The Strip will have unimpeded views of the rest of the area, without any other houses blocking the scenery. Security is provided, with guards monitoring the area 24/7, regular safety patrols, and careful checks to ensure that anyone entering the gates are either residents or invited guests.

Located in the MacDonald Ranch and close to the MacDonald Highlands, Ascaya’s 663-acre area promises an extraordinary lifestyle—and its houses are just as impressive as its surroundings.

Purchasing an Ascaya home

Anyone who is looking to purchase a home in Ascaya might want to think about acting fast and bidding aggressively, as even those who make an offer for the listed price may find themselves outbid; the demand in this area is that strong. The real estate market in Las Vegas and Henderson is moving particularly fast these days, especially when it comes to luxury housing. Nowadays, even with their heavy price tags, luxury properties generally tend to be on the market for only 30 days before a buyer makes an offer on a home or immediately closes a deal.

Ascaya is no exception with sales significantly increased from 2020. This increase came from 11 properties sold, and with more than $38 million in deals this year—or 24 properties sold up to June this year alone. Those who are eager to move into the neighborhood might want to consider looking at Ascaya’s Accelerated Homes program, which offers custom move-in ready houses with expedited move-in dates. Those who prefer a house that is truly customized should opt for a homesite; to get an idea of the price range of homesites, as of this writing, Ascaya has a listing for a half-acre homesite that is selling for $1,069,000 and a larger one (almost 1 acre) that is available for $1,400,000.

The resale market is also something that buyers are actively keeping an eye on. According to The Las Vegas Business Press, most buyers are moving from California, New York, and Chicago and are in the market for homes that are ready for occupancy. 


You might get the urge to step out of your comfortable confines and explore the rest of what Ascaya has to offer—and this is highly recommended. Savor the experience of being outside in such a gorgeous setting and enjoy the amenities at The Clubhouse. With 23,000 square feet of space, The Clubhouse is where Ascaya’s community gathers. 

It’s the perfect place for residents and their families and friends to get together and make great memories. It’s situated lower than the homesites, but still boasts great views of the Las Vegas valley.

The Clubhouse doesn’t just enable residents to foster meaningful connections; it is also a venue for fun and self-improvement. Here are just a few of the activities you can enjoy at The Clubhouse.

Pursue your fitness goals. There is no shortage of opportunities for you to get into the best shape of your life at The Clubhouse. The Fitness Center contains ultra-modern fitness equipment and hosts in-person workout classes as well. If in-person activities aren’t your preference, then you can opt to access on-demand workouts instead. A personal trainer is also on hand to guide you through your workouts in a more targeted manner. An open area just outside the Fitness Center makes for a great venue for dance classes and yoga sessions.

The Clubhouse also features a resort-style swimming pool. Aside from being a gathering place for friends and family, this 8,000-square-foot zero-edge pool with three lap lanes is a great place for you to get your laps in. In addition, two tennis courts and a half-basketball court are among the athletic facilities provided by The Clubhouse.

  • Expand your palate. The Clubhouse houses an expansive catering kitchen designed by Wolfgang Puck and is well stocked to serve world-class cuisine to the residents, aside from catering events. The goal of The Clubhouse is to provide a high-quality food and beverage service that can meet every possible need of the residents, with particular focus on meals that use locally sourced ingredients. The Clubhouse also offers a cocktail menu and a selection of wines and craft beer.
  • Celebrate life’s special moments. The Clubhouse’s doors are open to events held by Ascaya’s residents, from weddings to birthday parties to executive retreats. Any event can be accomodated. A team is on hand to work with you to help plan every single detail of your event.
  • Take a moment to appreciate nature. One of the simple pleasures you can enjoy is taking a walk along Ascaya’s trails; their starting point is at The Clubhouse, and they take you safely through the community. Ascaya’s trails are perfect for a morning run or for when you want to enjoy the dazzling sunset. There’s nothing like a walk on the private trails to clear your mind.

An upcoming feature in Ascaya is the Family Park, which is set to open in 2022. This sprawling green space is open to kids of all ages and features attractions such as a splash pad, a treehouse play structure, a Gila monster climbing sculpture, and bighorn sheep sculptures. This last attraction pays homage to the bighorn sheep that reside in the mountains around Las Vegas. Even furry friends are welcome at the dog park. The Family Park also features green space for lawn games, a desert garden, and picnic tables, where you and your family can enjoy the sunshine and the fresh air while preparing food at the available grills.

Simply put, The Clubhouse at Ascaya makes it easy for you to have a balanced life and to become the best version of yourself, all in a beautiful, inspiring setting.

Aside from the breathtaking views and the wealth of amenities, living in Ascaya also gives you access to everything you need to get the most out of life, being just a drive away from many key locations. For example, Las Vegas is a few short miles away, which means you have access to world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment. Moreover, medical facilities, public and private schools, and outdoor destinations are not too far from the community.

An address in Ascaya means you get the best of all worlds. Living in Ascaya means living the life you’ve always dreamed of—with peace of mind, security, an array of exciting activities and facilities, and natural beauty that welcomes you the moment you step out of your door.

Work With a Luxury Real Estate Specialist

With the Las Vegas and Henderson luxury real estate markets heated and with the limited number of homesites and move-in ready homes in Ascaya, you have to move fast to land your home. Many buyers are aggressively pursuing and bidding on properties and homesites. The best way to gain an advantage over other buyers and secure your dream home is to work with a real estate expert with in-depth experience and knowledge on your side.

25 years of experience in the luxury market has given Gavin Ernstone the unique knowledge and insight to get you across the line. He can make sure that you’re instantly updated on what’s available in the market and will strategize with you, so that you get the edge over other buyers. His background also enables him to provide you with attentive, personalized service. Just as important, he’ll provide you with an honest picture of the real estate market and carefully curate a list of properties that are instantly relevant to your requirements, making your property search fast and seamless.

Get in touch with Gavin Ernstone today to learn more about Ascaya and other high-end residential communities in the area, including The Ridges and Red Rock Country Club. If you’re looking for luxury homes for sale in Las Vegas or Henderson, call (702) 523-3677 or you can send an email at [email protected] today to begin your luxury home-buying journey.

Despite being just 9 miles outside the always-moving Las Vegas Strip, you will find that nature is right outside your door full of vegetation, wildlife, and astounding topography. The community rises nearly 1,000 feet above the Las Vegas Valley. Living in Ascaya is truly a dream because of the immaculate homes in the neighborhood along with the dream setting in the beautiful Las Vegas/Henderson area.


The community of Ascaya offers 313 luxury estate homesites situated nearly 1,000 feet above the valley floor to a total elevation of more than 3,000 feet. The entire community spans 664 acres and each lot is an average of .8 acres. The community was completed in 2009 and offers custom homes that can be in the millions. The homes in Ascaya have been carefully designed to offer the most expansive views of the entire Las Vegas Valley.

The prime location is the ideal choice for a custom, upscale home that will fit your exact wants and needs. In fact, one of the private residences in Ascaya received the community’s first American Institute of Architects design award.

Living in Ascaya

One of the greatest parts about living in Ascaya is the access to the Ascaya Clubhouse, designed by award-winning architectural firm Swaback Partners, with interior design by TAL Studio, who has also worked on Four Seasons Lanaii, Chicago Mandarin Hotel and the Encore Resort & Tower Suites. The clubhouse is two levels. The upper level provides a space for business and pleasure, with a 1,200-square-foot catering kitchen that was designed by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.

Overview for Ascaya, NV

72 people live in Ascaya, where the median age is 69 and the average individual income is $46,013. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Ascaya has 25 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ascaya do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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