Looking for a home in East Cape? The dreamy beach landscape and sunshine are a big draw for international homeowners, and there are a lot of options. You’ll want to narrow your home search to properties that best fit your East Cape lifestyle.
Carve out your own piece of paradise, away from the hustle and bustle of tourist-filled bars and restaurants. By opting for East Cape over Cabo, you are selecting a quieter setting.
The first factor to consider when home buying in East Cape is price. Your budget will naturally limit what’s available to you. But beyond that, what other factors should you consider?
Here’s a look at the five questions to answer,
to refine your choices.
1) What type of home are you looking for?
Start by considering the type of home you’d like. Here are a few types to consider:
- Single-family homes
- Condos or townhomes
- Private residence
A single-family home is just that. A home meant for a family, that you have full control over. With a condo or townhome, you’ll likely have a slightly smaller space and be required belong to an HOA. HOA’s set rules and govern things like approved exterior paint colors and landscaping choices.
A residence is a luxury property, usually situated within an amenity-filled property that creates a sense of community.
2) What kind of view do you want?
Whether you’re buying a primary residence or a second home, consider what kind of view you’d like. When you look out your window, do you want to see the mountains of Sierra de la Laguna? The sapphire shores that line the Sea of Cortez? Maybe you’d like to overlook a marina, where your yacht awaits your arrival.
East Cape has such a dramatic landscape; one you should be able to admire from your own home.
3) What conveniences do you need nearby?
Think about what you and your family need in the vicinity of your home.
If you travel often for work or pleasure, consider the distance to the airport. Take a minute to consider how far away you are from Los Cabos International Airport to ensure it’s convenient to get to and from your East Cape home.
From grocery stores to clothing boutiques, most families need local commerce nearby. Depending on which kind of property you buy, you might have shopping options on-site.
If you like to try new foods, experience cultural favorites, or simply want a break from cooking, you need a handful of solid restaurants nearby. Again, you might have restaurants on-site, but if not, search for local establishments in a 15-mile radius of your home to see what’s close.
4) What features do you want inside the home?
As you search for a home in East Cape, consider what you really want.
Number of beds and baths
Your family size will likely dictate how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need. Consider visitor space too. If you plan to host friends or family, you’ll need a space for them as well.
Luxury properties often offer ensuite bathrooms that are attached to each bedroom. If that’s something you’d prefer, add it to your list of preferences.
Consider what kind of layout you’d like. From a traditional hacienda-style layout, where every room is separate, to a more modern, open layout, with fewer walls and more communal space.
Some homeowners look for special finishings within the home, like hardwood floors or crown molding. In East Cape, you might add architectural features to this list. For example, maybe you’d like elegant archways or a wrought-iron balcony that many Mexican homes have.
With East Cape’s alluring weather, you’ll likely be outside a fair amount, so consider outdoor space. Maybe you’d like an outdoor kitchen or a pool, or maybe you’d like a home that blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living; something that encourages you and your family to spend countless hours in the fresh sea air.
Are there additional features you’d like? Some families prefer a spacious kitchen or two living rooms. Some home buyers want smart homes, where things like lights, blinds, locks, and thermostats are automated and centrally controlled.
List your additional wants and prioritize them.
5) What amenities should be on the property?
Luxury homeowners aren’t just looking for an elegant home, they’re looking for amenities that complement their lifestyle. If you’re looking at residences in East Cape, consider looking for these amenities:
- Golf course
- Beach Club
- Yacht Club
- Excursion planners
Residences at Casa Blake, for example, give you access to all of these amenities. You’ll find pools and restaurants sprinkled throughout the property.
A recently built golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., gives all link lovers a chance to play the game in a stunning setting. With ocean and marina views, this walkable course is challenging yet relaxing. Its expansive putting course and access to lessons from the pros only add to its prestige.
Residences at Casa Blake also unlock opportunities to join the coveted Beach and Yacht Clubs. Sip cocktails with fellow yacht owners at the clubhouse and plan your next voyage. Or join the Beach Club and enjoy the two-mile stretch of swimmable beach, with dedicated food and beverage options.
Want to get out for the day? Whether you’d like to learn to kitesurf, go snorkeling, or take an ATV tour, the Adventura team can help you plan trips. Explore all the area has to offer, without having to handle all of the logistics. The team, made up of local outdoor enthusiasts, knows all the hot spots.
Before home buying in East Cape, consider these questions. They’ll help you visualize the home you want; how you’ll use it, and what’s necessary to you to have nearby. Include the residences available at Costa Palmas in your home search, in particular its’ newest neighborhood, Case Blake. Click here to learn more about these residences, including prices and amenities.