The houses are connected by a stone walkway. Four sliding hardwood pocket doors open to the 700-square-foot guesthouse, which has a living room with an open kitchen, vaulted ceilings, built-in sofas and Mexican parota-wood cabinets. The bedroom, up two steps, has a half bathroom. A Balinese-style free-standing bathhouse with a full bathroom is across a private courtyard. A second sleeping area, in a loft above the kitchen, can be reached by an exterior staircase. The property is being sold partially furnished.
The coastal town of Todos Santos, with about 6,500 residents, has long attracted artists with its artisanal shops and galleries. It is also popular with surfers, who ride the breaks at Playa Cerritos, about 20 minutes south of town. The Playa La Cachora beach is an eight-minute drive. Los Cabos, a world-renowned vacation destination with its 20-mile Resort Corridor, is 50 miles south. Los Cabos International Airport is about 75 minutes away.
While Todos Santos is less than an hour from Los Cabos, but it can feel a world away, agents said.
Los Cabos, a region that includes the beach cities of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, tends toward volume — in resorts, cruise ships, entertainment, golf — while Todos Santos, designated a Pueblo Magico, or magical town, by Mexico’s Secretariat of Tourism, gets a trickle of day trippers.
“Todos Santos is more of a quaint village, with more of an authentic Mexican flavor to it,” said Bernardo Muciño Koenig, the managing director of the Agency Los Cabos. But he and other agents said the vibe has been shifting in recent years, with new hotels and residential developments setting the local housing market on a new course.