At the time I am writing this, we are pretty much settled into our new home. This was a bit of a process for several reasons…the main two things being the rental house availability, and our dog Krug (separate post on this forthcoming). We were able to stay at the Montage while waiting for our house to become available. If you aren’t familiar with Cabo, there are basically three different areas in which to live….Cabo San Lucas (South), San Jose del Cabo (North) or in between (the corridor). We were both immediately drawn towards the San Jose area. We liked the convenience of being near many things such as the airport, Old Town San Jose, grocery stores and coffee shops etc…The downtown area is less than 10 minutes from our house and is really is charming.
When we decided to make the move to Cabos we opted to rent a furnished house. I was surprised about what type of houses were available here. Since a main segment of visitors/renters here are Americans or Canadians the houses available are very nice, and similar to what you would find in the states. There are many different price ranges for homes here. Many are priced quite moderately, and then there is a whole other level which is off the charts expensive. Cabos draws a very high end customer and the prices, which being in Mexico tend to be on the higher side. My comparison is The Wild Wild West meets Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
Our rental house (a three bedroom-3 bathroom) came fully furnished and with some bedding. It’s interesting because we know other friends who chose to rent a furnished house, and it came with absolutely everything. In the beginning we were going to ship down some boxes of our things, but were told to avoid having to pay taxes on goods brought into the country, it was easiest to bring everything in suitcases. We brought down all of our own bed linens (we have three king size beds), bath linens, dish and glassware, pots/pans, kitchen utensils (don’t forget – I am married to a chef) There are just so many things to try and bring down that a Chef would need. In the end, I think I did pretty good.
Here are a few photos of our house. Actually the photo shown is not actually our home, but ours looks just like it. It is located within a golf and beach club community. Our house is on a golf course and we can walk to the beach/club. We love it and use the beach club almost every day. Many of our neighbors (who are mainly from the US or Canada), have built in kitchens on their patios and on their rooftops. Ours just has a grill, but the chef can still grill up some pretty tasty things.