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Community Spotlight:

Querencia THE NEW CABO

The Real Estate construction boom 1





Where to shop for your home



The development and construction boom in Los Cabos







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a Baja

home with heart

Shopping for your home in Los Cabos by Kate Neal

Living in Baja

has its advantages- eternal summers, complete with blue skies and margaritas, sits at the top of the list. But as with anything else in life, there can be a downside or two when setting up shop in paradise- not the least of which being the struggle to find a cold soda. And try telling someone redecorating their Baja home that there are no bad days. A good refurbish can be quite a discouraging task no matter where you live, but perhaps even more so when furnishing options are limited. A few well-place tips and local secrets can make the difference between a smooth home decor update and banging your head against your blank stucco wall. New to Cabo is Simply Divine, opened in June by Washington natives Diane and Rob Hendrix. The shop is a profusion of artistry and accomplishment, filled with handmade knick knacks and quality wares with a romantic vibe. From elegant candlesticks to ornate pottery to beautifully detailed picture frames, Simply Divine has stamped their identity right in their name. Diane’s life-long experience in design and home decorating paired with the couple’s wholesale import business of the last 15 years, brings to Cabo much more than a mere four walls packed with merchandise to purchase. Products are hand-selected and unique, procured by the eye of an Artist,


and shipped directly from China, cutting out the importation middleman, as well as the associated costs. Diane and Rob personally chose the factory they partner with overseas, directly employing two people in China year-round in the interest of both their business and those engaged in equipping it, and visiting at least twice a year to that end. Diane is also experienced in the art of creating artificial floral arrangements, some of which can be seen in her shop, as well as Baja Flower, where her pieces are rented for weddings. Her expertise in flowers carries over to high-end artificial house plants, and while some are ready made, Simply Divine is the only store in town offering the option to create a piece from scratch, with customers hand selecting their own pot as well as the greenery. “Not everyone who lives in Cabo is here year-round,” observes Rob. “And when they return, it’s nice for them to come home to a plant that lived on without their help.” As an alternate route, give a second life to pre-owned furniture or wares. If you’re looking for “out with the old, in with the new-toyou”, Tienda 17 may be just the spot. Located in San Jose, Tienda 17 is a consignment shop with high ideals, meticulous about the products they commit to, and only accepting items from prior owners that appear as-new, sans stains, tears, chips, or cracks. Since opening a flagship shop in 2000, owner Steve Barry has expanded the business to three separate storefronts, offering a wide array of household items for customers. Two of the stores are a virtual emporium of both new and lightly-used furnishings and décor; vast spaces chock full of everything for your home or office- from chairs to beds to outdoor patio furniture, and everything in between. Tienda 17’s third storefront carries a large assortment of handmade rugs, home appliances, and even workout equipment. An implicit arsenal of dishes, clocks, vases, carpets, paintings and more, the innumerable options available are sure to meet the tastes of even the

most difficult of us to please. And, speaking of taste, for those of us with a sweet tooth, the two larger stores are currently offering precut organic mangos in sealed bags. Don’t forget to check in at Costco for specific items such as beds, couches, or mirrors. Wholesale pricing and free delivery of some of the big-ticket items can save you both time and money. And while the selection isn’t exactly grand or in high supply, for that matter, something just may pop. For those looking to switch things up a bit in their Cabo home, it turns out there are a few good options indeed. But, if anyone has ideas about where to find a cold soda, we’re all ears. *



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community where Real Estate is coveted. In the 60s and 70s, surfer ex-pats came down to the Baja to inhabit the Gringo Hill and Costa Azul areas, where they could watch the surf break from their terrazas. Only twenty years ago, typical Baja unpaved streets and lack of phone lines is what you would find in Cabo. The great variety of hotels, restaurants and shopping that you see today is fairly new. Any local can tell you the comical phrase: “Cabo B.C.,” which means “Cabo Before Costco.”

by Michelle Monroy

The boom that “Cabo” is going through is quite obvious even to the lightest observer, and if your first time visiting the Baja was twenty years ago, not to mention more, you have probably seen some of the changes the tip of this Peninsula has gone through. Fifty years ago, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and its surrounding areas, were rustic and simple Mexican towns dedicated to fishing. In 1956, the One and Only Palmilla Hotel was constructed and was only accessible by boat or private planes. It later became a more accessible community when the Transpeninsular Highway was built circa 1970. Forty years ago, Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas was developed, and is still to this day a prestigious T h e Pa r a i s o R e s i d e n c e s


Today, large construction sites line-up the tourist corridor, an area where San Jose del Cabo residents had their weekend beach homes many moons ago. Now, this hotel row is transforming the Transpeninsular Corridor into the epicenter of Los Cabos’ resorts. This NEW CABO construction boom has also brought the development of new Real Estate communities. From turn-key modern condominiums on the marina such as The Paraiso Residences, and affordable town homes with sweeping views of Land’s End like Duara Ocean View Villas, to ultra-luxurious master planned communities such as Twin Dolphin and Chileno Bay, Los Cabos Real Estate development is promising to offer many options for those looking into investing in their perfect vacation -or forever- home. The Paraiso Residences, a new private residential development situated on the top floor of the Puerto Paraiso Mall on the Cabo San Lucas Marina, is being called Cabo’s hottest new address for urban living. “The Paraiso Residences are special. It’s not every day that those in the market for a second home find something like this. It’s really a best-case buying scenario — great homes in a great location at an

exceptional price,” said Tra of Sales at The Paraiso Res other properties like this i you this close to the Marina a welcoming price.” Earlier Residences wrapped up a program which demonstrate residences. With the initial l founding members not only but in many cases, they purc Buyers cited the value and i as reasons for buying in mul

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Maravilla Los Cabos

acy Wageman, Director sidences. “There are no in Cabo. Nothing gets a and the Plaza at such r this year, The Paraiso a successful reservation ed the demand for these launch of 58 residences, secured their residence, chased additional ones. investment opportunity ltiples.

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and club open today, Montage Residences Los Cabos, a five-star resort and residences opening early 2018, a Fred Couples Signature Golf Course and the Twin Dolphin Golf Club, opening in late 2018, as well as future restaurants, shops, and more. Maravilla Los Cabos features effortless ownership and world-class amenities. Starting at $3M, the residential offerings includes villas, townhomes, custom homes, and custom homesites. Some amenities include a 60,000 square-foot clubhouse, a beach club on Santa Maria Bay, an 18-hole putting course, an indoor THX theater, and much more. Montage Residences Los Cabos offers 5-star resort living at its finest. Starting at $2.7M, the two and three-bedroom turnkey residences feature open floor plans that highlight indoor-outdoor living. A 20,000 square-foot resort pool, multiple dining options, and a dedicated staff, concierge and optional rental program, are only a few of the amenities available to owners in this prestigious community. These are just some of the many new residential developments in Los Cabos. Observing the rapid growth pattern of the Southern Baja area allows us to imagine that this is only the beginning of a grand expansion of Los Cabos, with still undeveloped areas such as the East Cape, just north-east of San Jose del Cabo, and the pristine land on the Pacific side just north of Cabo San Lucas. More and more flights from the United States and Canada are making it easier to fly into the Los Cabos International airport, transforming this once sleepy Mexican fishing town into the newest desirable international destination. *

Montage Residences Los Cabos

Maravilla Los Cabos

Duara Ocean View Villas & Condos



by Dane Posey, International Realtor ® with REmexico Real Estate


C L UB V I L L A 1 - s o ld b y www.Cab oRe alEstate .c om

When we walked into the property within Querencia we looked at each other and said: This is it!


nown as the “Private side of Cabo” the master plan community of Querencia, on the San José del Cabo corridor, encompasses 1,800 acres. Querencia was launched in 2000 and since then has been a highly desired address for luxury buyers. Anchored by a 58,000 square foot clubhouse that offers an array of amenities including a fitness center, yoga pavillion, kids and teen clubs, multiple swimming pools, on-site dining options, and a wine cellar that can be reserved for private dinners, there are not enough hours in the day to enjoy all that the “Q” offers. Tom Fazio designed the Querencia golf course as his first project in Mexico that was at one time named the #1 golf course in all of the country by Golfweek magazine. Plans for a second course to be designed by Gil Hanse are currently underway as well as the devlopment of the Ocean Club on the cove of Playa Acapulquito, Cabo’s best longboard surf wave. I spoke with a couple that had owned within Querencia for many years to find out what makes this community so special. “When we originally were searching for our perfect Cabo home we had tunnel vision... we only wanted to see properties on the ocean-side because that is what we had pictured in our mind about Cabo for all of these years. Being on the other side of the highway, we thought, would not be of interest to us. We exhausted our Realtor who must have shown us over twenty homes and only begrudgingly accepted his advice to take a look at -Just one more.- Looking back I am so glad we did. When we walked into the property within Querencia we looked at each other and said: This is it!” Pressed further about their search they said “We saw many beautiful homes on the ocean side but none had the privacy and amenity set we sought. We had been coming to Cabo for years and were always charmed by San José del Cabo. Certainly we don’t think of ourselves as difficult but now that I think about it I guess we were. We wanted a place that felt like home and had many things to do for when the family and grand kids would visit and Querencia had it all in spades! The golf, the sense of community, the fabulous clubhouse, and the feeling that every employee loved their job and were eager to help us. That is really what sets Querenica apart from the rest of the pack.” We discussed what about Querencia that disappointed them I was told, “At the time we purchased we thought that we sacrificed the beach living we had in mind but when they announced the purchase and expansion of the property to include the Ocean Q Club all of those concerns vanished. Now it truly is the best of both worlds!” A recent press release announced new ownership of Querencia and plans to “evolve Querencia into an even more vibrant family-oriented private community while preserving its outstanding golf facility, as well as its exclusivity and attention to refinement.” If past success is any indication the future of Querencia will surely be bright for years to come. *




CASA WILDEROTTER - EAST CAPE $2,950,000 • 5 Bed • 5 Bath • 4196 Sq Ft • MLS# 17-878

Welcome to your fully self-sustained, Private beachfront estate with paved road access to your driveway. Meticulously maintained, this luxury property is turn-key condition with all the conveniences of ”in-town” living, but with all the privacy of the East Cape. Casa Wilderotter was built to withstand 150 MPH winds with Concrete walls w/ StyroFoam/Wiring Insulation, keeping the house cool. A MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE, Your true Baja Retreat awaits you, just a easy 20 minute drive from San Jose del Cabo!

Find paradise an address. Blake Harrington (624) 191-3462 blake@caborealestate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com


RE LISTINGS MARINA SOL A-209 - CABO SAN LUCAS $299,000 • 2 Bed • 2 Bath • MLS# 17-584

JUST REDUCED 20K!!! Beautiful and spacious 2 BR/2 BA Marina Sol condo. Faces the fabulous heated swimming pool, hot tub and Oasis poolside restaurant. Enjoy meals on your 61 foot long private terrace with outdoor BBQ. Located in the highly desirable ”A” building. Only one block to Medano Beach or two blocks to downtown Cabo and the marina. This condo has an excellent vacation rental history and proven net income for the investment minded buyer!

Justine Schock Local Cell: (624) 168-9268 WhatsApp: (253) 229-8918 justine@caborealestate.com FB & IG: @loscabosliving www.CaboRealEstate.com

CASA 58 - CRESTA DEL MAR - CABO SAN LUCAS $999,999 • 6 Bed • 5 Bath • 4519 Sq Ft • MLS# 17-297

A STUNNING BRAND-NEW contemporary masterpiece! For under $1m, you can not and will not find a more detail-oriented home impeccably built with panoramic ocean views and in the guard-gated Cresta Del Mar. ICF’s and many green technologies are used to promote environmentally friendly living and low overhead. The highest quality finishes throughout matched with clean lines and designer touches make this home the perfect fit your Cabo luxury escape.

Blake Harrington (624)191-3462 blake@caborealestate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com


LAGUNA VISTA - SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO $234,000 • 2 Bed • 2 Bath • MLS# 16-1883

SELLER FINANCING at 2% with 50% down. Spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez and the Estuary all the way to Punta Gorda. Enjoy the sunrise in the morning and the lights of Puerto Los Cabos in the evenings. Unit has been freshly remodeled featuring new kitchen counter tops, Tile, paint and new appliances. Unit is fully furnished including all new kitchen ware. These units don’t come up often as there are very few in this complex that boast a view like this.

Jason Pryde Mex Cell: 624-137-7322 U.S. Cell 925-963-0389 jason@caborealestate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com

CASA C - VILLAS DE CABO REAL - CORRIDOR $895,000 USD • 4 Bed • 4.5 Bath • MLS# 17-968

This single level 4 BR / 4.5 BA hacienda style villa is a true golfers delight overlooking the tee box of the 1st Hole of Cabo Real Golf Course. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golf course, beautiful mountains and distant views of the sparkling blue Sea of Cortez. No HOA!

Dane Posey Local Cell: 624.161.2618 USA: 925.289.4788 dane@caborealestate.com twitter: @poseknowscabo www.CaboRealEstate.com


$177,000.00 • 2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1280 Sq Ft • MLS# 17-609

Located in El Tezal, one of highest valued areas, DUARA offers to you the perfect combination of space design, lifestyle and accessibility. Exclusive community with 84 condos, located in three towers. Two different floorplan options. High quality finished. Green space outside with a playground area for kids, and underground garage.

VILLA DANZANTE - LORETO 3,859 A/C Sq Ft • 2,103 Patio Sq Ft • 3 Bed • 3.5 Bath

Own your quest for beauty. This single story home embodies modern villa luxury. Seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living space, this home is designed to compliment and inspire both inside and out. Inquire for pricing. All renderings, drawings, plans, dimensions, specifications and features are conceptual and subject to change without notice due to the dynamic nature of the development. The Developer reserves the right to modify or withdraw any of these at its sole discretion.

CASA EKA & PRANA - DUARA - CABO SAN LUCAS Starting at $280,000 USD • 3 Bed • 2.5 Bath • 2,104.23 ft2 MLS # 17-596

Located in El Tezal, an exclusive and privileged area with an amazing view of the ocean. Only minutes away from the beach, shopping areas, schools, airports and everything that you may need. DUARA offers to you the perfect combination of space design, lifestyle and accessibility. Small community with 60 houses. High quality finishes.

Tel. 624.144.7214 Facebook: @DuaraLosCabos www.duaraloscabos.mx

info@danzantebay.com www.danzantebay.com US Toll Free 844.622.0799 Mx Office +52.613.134.1040




Community Spotlight: QUERENCIA  

THE NEW CABO The Real Estate construction boom

Community Spotlight: QUERENCIA  

THE NEW CABO The Real Estate construction boom