Mexico vacation homes are on quite a few peoples’ minds these days. It’s still cold and snowy in parts of the northern hemisphere in early March, isn’t it? Let’s go south in some of your daydreams, and look at some killer homes. Dream homes really — in Mexico.
I’m not going to get into the pros and cons of buying a house in Mexico. But there’s lots of that kind of stuff in this very informative article: So, You Want to Move to Mexico? And there are books you can buy, such as The Move to Mexico Bible. We are going to show you some homes for rent and for sale – in case you want to make the move permanent.
Buying a vacation home is a great idea, but to rent it out you need a resident visa and must pay tax in Mexico. There are many things to consider.
But for today, we are not going to think about any of that stuff! We are just going to daydream and think of how it would feel to be under a palm tree beside the ocean or pool with a margarita in hand. Sound good?
Let’s Start with Mexican Vacation Homes in San Miguel de Allende
Year-round temperate climates with low humidity, crisp air and good infrastructure are all good reasons to choose Mexico’s colonial highlands. Sure, the beaches are fantastic, especially in the winter, but expats who can’t handle the humidity are making mountain Mexico their home. There is tons of history and culture, and gorgeous old colonial architecture. And lately, in San Miguel de Allende, some very modern ones too.
Casa Tres Cervezas (House of Three Beers) is located on one of the most iconic streets in all of San Miguel and has 7 King ensuites, (1with a Queen loft), and 2 Queen ensuite. The home will accommodate up to 18 people. Please enquire for pricing and availability at Casa Tres Cervezas.
If your tastes run more modern, you could go for Casa Oasis (below), from Premier San Miguel. This house sits on the border of Centro, in a wooded enclave, and is top quality. Check out some of the photos below.
Look at that sunset. But I’m sure you’ve had enough of the central highlands, let’s move to a beach or two for a few options.
Cancun is Calling with your Mexico Vacation Homes
Perhaps Cancun will be your choice, at the top of the Mexican Riviera, and with many direct flights from the US and Canada.
Cancun was literally a coconut plantation with three residents when the National Fund for Tourism decided it would make a good resort. Development began in 1970 and today, alongside Acapulco, it is one of the best-known tourist resorts in the country.
Full of white sand beaches, the location was chosen by a computer. The government input factors like average temperatures, beach quality and accessibility—and Cancun was born. And they’ve come a long way.
This one is for sale at a mere $1.6 million. But right on the beach!
Or maybe your style runs more modern here, too?
If you’ve got some spare cash lying around, this one is a cool $8 million and you can purchase it here.
How About a Getaway to Cabo San Lucas?
Los Cabos (The Capes), as the municipality is known, was a remote and rural desert area until the government invested heavily in tourism in the 1970s. It remained an area isolated from the mainland until the tourism push began with Cabo San Lucas in 1974.
And, in fact, the city of Cabo San Lucas is so tourism-oriented that it doesn’t have a plaza or main square but focuses on the marina and entertainment areas. Make no mistake, this is tourist Mexico. But high-end tourist México.
George Clooney and Jennifer Aniston each have houses here, and Sammy Hagar has made his Cabo Wabo tequila a household name. There is a decent expat population—and they have money. Buckets. In fact, I offer a thriving Ruth’s Chris Steak House as irrefutable evidence.
However, it is a stunning location and no wonder they chose it. You can, too.
Casa Entre Suenos is certainly gorgeous and is available to rent for $2000 – $3,500 per night. It has seven bedrooms, sleeps 14, even more bathrooms, pool, hot tub and ocean views. And it’s gorgeous. Please enquire here.
However, my favorite Mexico vacation home (below) belongs to the founder of Obakki, who works with many incredible Mexican artisans. She helps them sell their ancestral crafts into the international market and works alongside them to create livelihood initiatives in their communities. Take a look at this condo – it’s got everything.
Imagine, curling up with some of this Belgian linen and reading a book. I’m in.
Now, that’s a sunset.
And of course, there are gorgeous homes all over Mexico. You just need to decide which climate you want. Do you prefer heat all year round or a more Mediterranean climate? Beach or mountains? Jungle or desert?
Do you want to live in a city, or on a beach (or both)? How close do you need to be to an international airport? All kinds of considerations. But it’s a real adventure. Enjoy!
The most popular Mexico Vacation Homes are booked well in advance – be sure to book early.