From Baja Home Magazine by Dane Posey, International Realtor® with REmexico Real Estate. For questions Dane@CaboRealEstate.com
Over the past five years the design trend in building custom Cabo homes has moved away from the traditional Mexican Hacienda to a more modern, contemporary “eco-friendly” type of architecture. No community has been better positioned to capitalize on this shift in tastes than Cresta del Mar, inland on the Cabo Corridor. With large lot sizes, underground utilities, and design guidelines that protect all owners’ direct views of El Arco and the Sea of Cortez, it is easy to see why Cresta del Mar has been the community experiencing a surge in building and re- sales. Currently lots available to build on range from $95,000 USD to $240,000 USD. Homes that are being re-sold or are being sold never lived in go from $725,000 USD to $1,300,000 USD.
I spoke with a homeowner to find out what makes this community so special.
What prompted you to purchase in Cresta del Mar?
“We knew that we wanted to be near Cabo San Lucas and have easy access to the conveniences of Costco, Home Depot, schools, hospitals, and the highway but everything we looked at was either too expensive on the ocean-side or required us to drive way up into the hills after exiting the highway. Cresta del Mar offered the best of both worlds.”
What features were you looking for when making your decision?
“Proximity to Cabo was huge for us. When we learned that Cresta offered underground utilities, was guard gated 24 hours a day, and every lot would have direct Arch views, we could not think of a better place to build the home we have been dreaming of since we first visited Cabo years ago.”
What has been the biggest disappointment to you about the community?
“There was a period of time around 2011 when it seemed like nobody was building and people were selling their lots for lower than they paid and we were afraid that it was going to snowball. The economy affected everybody and we were fortunate that we were not in a position where we had to sell and we are so thrilled that we did not. This neighborhood is SO GREAT and now that it seems the world has (kind of) gotten its act together we could not be happier.”
What would you say to a family considering Cresta del Mar to build their home?
“Do it! There are a number of great schools in the area and the neighbors in the community are all great. If you are looking for a safe place that is easily accessible to the highway in case you need to run around picking up and dropping off, we do not think there is a better choice than Cresta del Mar!”