Photos and article by: Dane Posey
The condominiums of La Jolla at KM 29.5 are often referred to as the original San Jose del Cabo beachfront community. Built in 1990, this development has stood the test of time and based on the feedback I have received from homeowners has aged like a fine vintage. The complex has two separate Home Owners Associations. One for the six story “AB” building that houses 56 units and is pet friendly and another for the 119 units in the “C-G” buildings which is not Fido friendly. While both buildings have their own charm, the owners that I interviewed live in the latter. The condos in “C-G” are made up of studios, one, and two bedroom units that are surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, a large shimmering heated pool, a smaller chilled pool, and water features. Security patrols at all hours of the day and the HOA is one of the strongest in town. Dues include TV, Internet, and Water. Over the past five years there have been no special assessments, even after Hurricane Odile, due to their wise spending and comprehensive insurance policy.
The first time I came into the gardens I turned to my husband and said, This is where I want to buy
I caught up with a pair of married homeowners to get insight into their decision to purchase in La Jolla and to find out if they have ever regretted their decision. “We bought in La Jolla because we loved the location, we wanted to be right on the beach and the condo we bought offered us that where no other property in San Jose del Cabo has that exact ability. As well we were liked the fact that the HOA’s were lower than other comparable properties. The first time I came into the gardens I turned to my husband and said, This is where I want to buy.”
When asked whether they had toured other properties before making an offer they said “We looked at TONS of other properties, La Jolla was the only place that gave us what we wanted for a reasonable price as compared to other properties on the beach in San Jose del Cabo. We thought we knew what it would be like to own and live on the beach but until you experience it you really don’t know how wonderful it is. As well, the other owners I think set La Jolla apart from other properties, we really have a lovely community of owners who have lots of fun together and who do things like hold a Christmas party for the workers’ children and grand-children, Santa comes and the kids really have a wonderful experience!”
Queried about the biggest disappointment of the property they said, “None really… actually that is not true. I wish we had a hot tub!” Finally I asked if they would buy there again knowing what they know now but before I could even finish the question she said, “ABSOLUTELY!”