By Justine Schock, REmexico Real Estate, Justine@CaboRealEstate.com
Cabo Bello is a well-established oceanside gated development and was one of the first master-planned communities in Los Cabos. With more than 350 single and multi-family homes, vacant lots and condominiums, Cabo Bello offers homeowners a laid-back lifestyle within close proximity to all that Cabo San Lucas has to offer. Active listings in Cabo Bello currently range from $250,000 USD to $695,000 USD, while available lots currently range from $119,000 USD to $359,000 USD. Beachfront homes in the double gated Cabo Bello beachfront enclave of Playa del Rey (when they are available) usually start around $1.5 million USD.
Cabo Bello is located just 6 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas and 40 minutes from San José International Airport. Home Depot, Blue Net Hospital, Vinoteca, Costco, Walmart, restaurants, salons, shops and more are all just minutes away by car. For homeowners or vacation renters who do not want to deal with the hassle of driving a car in Mexico, the public bus (Ruta del Desierto) will take you from downtown Cabo to just outside the gates of Cabo Bello for roughly $30 MXN (approximately $1.50 USD). But the best part about Cabo Bello is the beach! Every home is walking distance to a semi-private swimmable beach where you can safely swim, snorkel, or sunbathe with friends, family and guests. The development also offers homeowners 24-hour security with guards at the entry gate, and roaming on ATV’s throughout the development.
The homes in Cabo Bello are very eclectic and not at all like the newer cookie cutter developments of recent years. Some of the more outdated homes from the 80’s and 90’s have undergone major renovations, yet the charm and unique spirit of the community remains. A lot of the homes within Cabo Bello have stunning arch and ocean views, which adds to the value and appeal of the neighborhood. Many of the homes offer second units, for example our Casa Santa Fe Duplex listing (with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in Unit 1, and 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in Unit 2), gives the owner instant rental income whether they prefer to find vacation renters on sites like Airbnb, VRBO or HomeAway, or find long term renters. Long term renters give the property owner a steadier income stream, while vacation rentals tend to yield higher returns.
Other homes, like Casa Jose, boast multiple master suites with a detached casita that could be used for a mother-in-law apartment or live-in caretaker, maid or nanny. Homes with these kinds of flexible living spaces are great for investors, vacation rentals, or extended families looking for a little separation and privacy. You can find additional information about both Casa Santa Fe and Casa Jose in the last pages of this issue of Baja Home Magazine, or online at www.CaboRealEstate.com.
Overall, the whole neighborhood is well maintained. The homes in Cabo Bello are close enough to the water that during whale season you will be able to see these majestic creatures playing and breaching in the waters of the Sea of Cortez. Not only will you see whales, but private boat tours and yachts regularly pass by the shore, and private firework shows over the water are a common occurrence, typically several evenings a week.
Buyers looking for less maintenance and upkeep may prefer a condominium over a single-family home. Plaza Calafia condominiums are also located within the gates of Cabo Bello. Plaza Califia features two pools and a jacuzzi, tennis courts, a BBQ area and their own 24-hour security, all located just two blocks from Cabo Bello’s secluded beach.
Interested in learning more about Cabo Bello? Contact a local real estate professional and start the search for your own piece of paradise today!