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1 Picudas Este, Las Gaviotas in Rosarito Beach 22710


1 Picudas Este, Las Gaviotas in Rosarito Beach 22710


Casa Piedra

Nestled along the Baja Coast, a mere 1 hour from downtown San Diego, is the exclusive oceanfront hamlet of Las Gaviotas. For over thirty years this community has set the standard for coastal living in the Northern Baja corridor. A secure community with exemplary amenities, Las Gaviotas is home to the most esteemed estates on the Baja Coast.


Realtors Continue To See An Upswing In Baja Real Estate

Las Gaviotas, a charming Ocean Front Community located in Rosarito Beach Mexico welcomed 6 new homes owners to their community in the last 7 months with 2 sales pending. This is a strong indicator that home buyers and Investors are feeling secure once again about buying properties in Mexico’s beach resorts.

Realtors Continue To See An Upswing In Baja Real Estate

Realtors Continue To See An Upswing In Baja Real Estate

“While it still remains to be a buyer’s market, we have seen numerous sales and some over the million dollar mark in the last 6 months”, says Max Katz , owner of The Baja Real Estate Group . Las Gaviotas is the number one choice for people looking to own a house versus a condo. Las Gaviotas, one of the oldest and most well run communities in the area, consist of 298 homes all with red roof tiles, flag stone streets and an ocean front board walk. That combined, reminds you of the old world charm that Mexico offers. “We continue to see strong interest in Las Gaviotas, with a buyer driving down from Los Angles for the day just this past weekend to tour a new listing. Home Owner Financing and price was the key for this visit. This is not only good for Las Gaviotas, it is a testimonial that people are coming back to the area and this time they are investing”, adds Katz

Calafia Condos who has started delivery of their 3rd tower along with a brand new ocean front infinity pool, new 5000 square foot club house and a large array of amenities such as a 16 seat private movie theater, spas, and private Jacuzzis is also seeing the upswing. While the Developer of Calafia is busy welcoming homes owners that bought over 2 years ago, he is also very optimistic with how well sales are going with new buyers. Just this week, Bill Brotherton and Kristy Hugstad from Dana Point California, purchased a Calafia Condo in Tower III after looking for over a year. The reason, says Bill Brotherton was location, price and amenities, not to mention the $300.00 a year property taxes they will pay for their ocean front Condo. That’s what a dinner would cost in most mayor ocean front communities in the US.

For both Club Marena and Palacio Del Mar, the penthouse units still seem to be the number one choice. Palacio Del Mar just closed on a luxurious 2800 ft², 3 bedroom, 3 bath penthouse .This luxurious community that offers home owners granite bottom indoor lap pool, ocean front infinity pool, a 25,000 square foot club house complete with spas, state-of-the art gym, all overlooking Descanso Bay. The best Amenity yet, a private 14 seat shuttle bus. Larry French , a Realtor with The Baja Real Estate Group, just put under contact a 3500 ft² penthouse in Club Marena . Larry who in recent months has sold 3 villas in club Marena, says not only is he seeing great buyers he is also seeing activity from local Agents and their buyers touring his listings. Another good sign for Baja!

A welcome sign for the Baja Real Estate market is the new construction of Naos Living , the areas first green building projects with a focus on wellness and lifestyle. “I am pleasantly surprise with how well we are doing” says Catherine Krupshaw a US Broker from California, who is now leading the sales at Naos, she boasts – “the project speaks for itself. Who wouldn’t want to own an ocean front condo on a long sandy beach with prices starting at $300,000?” – Krupshaw asks. “The latest buyer at NAOS, who chose to buy a one bedroom with a Den is looking forward to the rental opportunity”, Krupshaw adds – “with the Convention Center being built just a mile away and due to be completed around the same time as Naos in mid-2012”.

Now is a unique moment in time where property prices have been rolled back to levels not seen in years. Don’t miss the opportunity to come see for your self.


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Open House at Las Gaviotas 169 Pelicanos Este By Kathy Katz

Kathy Katz, Broker/Owner for The Baja Real Estate Group along with Max Katz, welcomes us to her weekend Open House in 169 Pelicanos Este in Las Gaviotas, a beachfront gated community in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico.

– Description –
This home has it all…PRICE …VIEW and LOCATION More white water views then not. This 2 bedroom plus a Den or 3rd bedroom is located in just one row up from the beach and has views from almost every. The master bedroom not only has a white water view, you can hear the surf as you sleep. A garage with a work bench, a laundry room, you own private entry, dimmers on all lights, new carpeting, new tile and much more.

See the full listing at http://www.owninginmexico.com/Rosarito/Baja_California/Ho… along with other similar homes in the area.

2010 Top Picks: Best Bargains in Travel

Although I saw some awesomely great travel deals in 2009, I’m expecting to see some even better deals this year.  Why? Well, the economy still sucks if you haven’t heard, and globally everyone is feeling the financial pain.  However, this is great news for those of us who love to travel! So, dust off your passport (or friggin’ get one already!), and let’s go travel!


Horse Riding in Mexico

Horse Riding in Mexico

I went to Mexico about 5 or 6 times last year, and it remains to be one of the best bargain destinations in my opinion.  There still remains some hesitation for travelers due to past Swine Flu outbreaks and ongoing drug wars, but I can attest that I, along with many other travelers have returned happy, healthy, and nicely tanned.

One of my favorite spots in Baja Mexico is Las Gaviotas.  It is about a 45-minute drive from the border just past Rosarito, when coming in from San Diego, California. Note: Get the Mexican Auto Insurance before driving your vehicle into the country.  Las Gaviotas is a gated community, which offers a secure environment with a pool, Jacuzzi, a private beach, and a bitchin’ right surfbreak.  There are many amazing homes for rent, ranging from $100-$200 USD per night for a two-bedroom house, or $225 USD per night for a six-bedroom house accommodating up to 12 people.   read more »

Baja Mexico News from Rob Cromwell

Monday Morning – 9:20 AM
December 14, 2009

Dear Friends,

A view of Calafia

In today’s LA Times Newspaper ‘Online’ – there was a brief article about U.S. Americans living in Baja-Mexico by Richard Marosi.  A ‘fair & balanced’ article about what some U.S. Americans think is the ‘truth’ about living in Baja.

Highlighted were several Americans – including my neighbors, Bob & Carol Dawson of Las Gaviotas.

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What is ‘really terrific’ is the short 6 minute video clip – which you find ‘online’ showing more in-depth – the surrounding views with audio clips from several U.S. Americans now living in Baja. read more »

One man’s war zone is another’s paradise

Originally Posted on the L.A. Times.

By Richard Marosi
December 14, 2009

From the insulated safety of Baja’s luxurious seaside gated communities, American expatriates say reports of kidnappings and violent drug cartels seem a world away.

Beach in Rosarito

Beach in Rosarito

Reporting from Rosarito Beach, Mexico – Bob and Carol Dawson love living in Baja California, but the region’s violent reputation has put them on the defensive. They have been called delusional and reckless — all because they choose to live in an oceanfront gated community about 30 or 40 miles and a world away from the U.S. border.

Americans living in this part of Mexico are often grilled, half-jokingly, about their sanity. They get asked whether they’ve seen decapitated heads rolling down the street. Friends wonder whether they wear bulletproof vests or drive around in armored cars.

When the Dawsons moved here in 1999 to retire, they were enticed by the area’s charm and peacefulness. They bought an expansive home with ocean views for $175,000. “Live like a millionaire without a million bucks” is the local real estate mantra.

In recent years, the tranquility has been eclipsed by the mayhem of battles between the Mexican government and organized crime. Military trucks brimming with heavily armed soldiers have rumbled through the manicured grounds of luxury developments; gunmen pepper local police stations with automatic-weapon fire; and Baja California’s most notorious crime boss once eluded authorities by running through a beach popular among American retirees. read more »