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niture, there are two options for the budget-conscious remodeler: One is to contract with one of the local designers for the whole house. For such a large contract, most will offer merchandise at cost plus a very nominal profit. Another popular option is to fly to Guadalajara, México’s furniture capital on the mainland. Flights start at $1,000 one way (about $55 U.S.). For about the same cost, you can also get a guide to take you directly to factories, where you will get ridiculously affordable prices. Add a little landscaping and you’ll have a great a home in no time. If you dream of getting away from it all with your own secluded hideaway, Los Cabos has options for that, too. And as long as we’re dreaming, let’s look at Casa Cruz del Sur, a beachfront home on the East Cape. This two-bedroom home has a private staircase from the patio directly to the sandy beach below. Entirely off the grid, the home is powered by a solar plant and water is trucked in when needed to fill the large cistern. Located on a dirt road eight miles east of San José del Cabo, Casa Cruz del Sur has a palapa roof and rustic features ESTRADA while also offering all the features you would expect in a luxury FRANCISCO home. That includes stainless steel appliances and granite counters in the gourmet kitchen. With 38 meters of ocean frontage—the lot itself is nearly Los Cabos Magazine | winter 2017 35 one acre—the home is just over 3,000 square feet, including patios. With glorious views from every room, this just might be the serene destination you’ve been craving. It’s priced at $1.89 million U.S. But, that is oceanfront. Other similar off-grid homes are located both on the East Cape and the Pacific Ocean coast north of Cabo San Lucas. Those farther back from the beach may still have excellent water views but prices starting as low as $200,000 U.S. Although offthe grid, many of these homes do offer connectivity via satellite if you’re not quite ready for a total escape. These are just three examples of the many options available—whether you’re retiring here, thinking of a vacation home, or looking for an investment property. When we went to press, the MLS system had more than 2,700 condominiums, houses, and lots from which to choose. Your MLS-BCS real estate agent can set up a free personal account for you to explore and find the property that fits your dream exactly. Y Carol Billups is broker-owner of Cabo Realty Pros, a full-service boutique real estate agency in Cabo San Lucas. Reach her at (624) 147- 7541, carolbillups@hotmail.com, or through her website, www.caborealtypros.com. Villa Guaycura at Cabo Bello


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