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Dockside Living: Have Your Boat in the Backyard

What’s the point of having a boat if you have to drive for an hour to get to it? At Ventura Keys, you get to live right on the docks so your boat is in your backyard. Every day is a great day when you get to spend it on a ship. Here are a few other benefits to dockside living.

The Fresh Sea Air

The sound of seagulls and the fresh smell of the sea air greets you every morning. Every night when you go to bed, you get lulled to sleep by the gentle sound of waves. It’s hard to understand how tranquil living at the dock is until you have the opportunity to experience it for yourself.

Keeping an Eye on Your Boat

When you have to store your boat miles away from you at a marina, you have to trust that the staff would let you know if major damage occurred. The hours of worry after a vicious storm is quite stressful. Ventura Keys dockside living allows you to step outside and immediately see whether you need to address issues with your boat. It’s easy to stay on top of preventative maintenance or patch up the damage caused by wind, hail and rain.

You can also set your own security standards and keep an eye on who goes near on onboard your boat. You never quite know what’s happening when your boat is tied up miles away, but you do when you have a window that overlooks it. Enjoy that peace of mind.

Going Out on the Water Whenever You Want

You don’t have to endure any logistical leaps to sail whenever you feel like it when you’re living at the dock. Step outside, go a few feet, and you can set sail within 10 minutes. The sense of freedom that comes from this convenience is one of the most incredible feelings you could ask for.

Watersports Fun

Of course, dockside living has advantages that don’t just involve boats. If you love to surf and jet-ski, you’re never going to want to leave home. Who needs to go on vacation when everything you want is right in your backyard?

Start the day off by inviting all of your friends over for a dockside cookout, then continue well into the evening with all kinds of outdoor recreation. Everyone’s going to want to come over for your parties.

Connect With Other Sailing Lovers

The best part about having a boat dock is that most of your neighbors also own boats. You can find out about their favorite places to sail, the types of boat equipment they recommend and the best times of year to enjoy Ventura Keys. You’re not just getting a house with the water right in your backyard. You’re gaining entry into a boating community that loves the water as much as you do.

Dockside living might not have been at the top of your mind when you started looking for a place to live or vacation. The advantages of having a dock in your backyard are hard to pass up when you have a boat that you love to sail. It’s time to open up the doors and take a deep breath of that sea air. You’ll never have this kind of experience anywhere else.

From Your Home to the Beach in 50 Steps

 

The Southern California beach lifestyle hardly needs an introduction – or a sales pitch (it’s called California Dreamin’ for a reason!). While more famous cities like Los Angeles, Venice, Malibu, Laguna Beach and San Diego might get their fair share of attention, there are a number of equally dreamy coastal cities and counties off the beaten path that offer surf and city living just steps from the Pacific Ocean.

Stumble From Your Couch to the Surf in Pierpont Beach, Ventura, CA

Hugging the coastline along the 101 between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Pierpont Beach at Seaward Village is a great coastal beach town with an old school California feel (think more locals than tourists). In addition to the three s’s – swimming, surfing and sun – Pierpont Beach is close to San Buenaventura State Beach and Marina Park.

Benefits of Living Steps from the Beach

While there may not be many perceivable downsides to living by the ocean (unless you consider too much happiness a problem!), one of the biggest benefits is arguably the ability to simply open a window or door and breathe in the surf. The beauty of beach life is that you don’t even have to be a surfer or hit the sand every day to make the lifestyle your own.

It’s Good for Your (Mental) Health

Coastal dwellers and beach vacationers alike have long known that living and spending time by the water is good for body and soul. But as it turns out, studies have shown that spending time near the water is also good for your mental health. Like green spaces, “blue spaces” help to relieve stress and improve emotional well being. People who live in close proximity to a body of water like the Pacific Ocean tend to report less psychological distress and feelings of anxiety, according to researchers. As it turns out, that famous laid-back California vibe is approved by science!

Get Fit – Without Setting Foot in a Gym

The thought of running on an indoor treadmill or cycling on a stationary bike (even in a trendy zen studio) can feel like working out in a dungeon when you have the option to work out by the beach. Running and walking in the sand adds a little physical challenge to your routine and protects the joints from the wear and tear of working out on hard surfaces like gravel or concrete. Looking to cross train? Alternate some sand sprints with a few laps or stand up paddle board action in the ocean!

Leave the Car at Home

 Nothing can ruin an otherwise glorious day (and general quality of life) like spending inordinate amounts of time fighting your way through traffic. Jumping in the car will feel less and less appealing when you can throw on a pair of flip flops and make your way down to the sand in the time it would take to find a parking spot.

You Don’t Even Have to Leave Home to Enjoy the Perpetual Summer Breeze and Beachy Vibes

Second to a day in the surf, nothing says beach life and outdoor living quite like enjoying dinner, drinks and an epic California sunset from the comfort of your own home’s backyard patio or deck. Whether enjoying it with friends, just the family or even on your own, one of the biggest perks of life on the coast is the ability to incorporate a little bit of the glorious outdoors into your home.

 

Pierpont Bungalow is Good to Go

The Beach Is Here, The Time is Now

Just reduced $30,000, this home is offered at only $745,000!  Sitting just 10 lots away from the sand at Pierpont beach, you can only imagine the fun to be had here.  From watersports to sunsets, there is something for everyone at the beach.  A majority of the home is in its original state, but the kitchen & bath have been upgraded, & there is a sun room & patio to enhance the entertainment options.  Do yourself a favor and make this bungalow yours!

 

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Check out the full MLS listing here: http://venturabeachproperties.com/idx/mls-215001499-1047_bangor_lane_ventura_ca_93001

25Mar
2015

Downtown Ventura Real Estate – 937 Vallecito1234123

You have an appointment with paradise

Perched high upon a hill overlooking downtown Ventura, this end unit at Seaview Hills offers spectacular views of the marina and Channel Islands. There are two patios and two view decks, a wood-burning fireplace, and the master bedroom has two separate baths. A bonus room has been added that’s perfect as an office or hobby room. Call today for your appointment in paradise! Offered at $699,000

27Feb
2015

3023 Seaview, Ventura Keys1234123

35 foot boat dock and has been completely remodeled with no expense spared

This Ventura Keys Homes for Sale is 3023 Seaview which features a 35 foot boat dock and has been completely remodeled with no expense spared.  Ventura Keys homes don’t come as fine as this very often.

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Property Features:

  • Gated courtyard entry with Koi pond and two fountains, & a flagstone walkway to the entry
  • Two story entry with double 7 foot high mahogany doors
  • Travertine floors throughout first floor
  • Brick fireplaces in living room & master bedroom; both with flat screen TVs
  • Kitchen has hardwood cabinets accented by granite counter tops & Viking appliances AND a nice view of the channel
  • A butler’s pantry trimmed in granite & equipped with hardwood cabinets. A Uline wine refrigerator enhances the entertainment options
  • Living room has a brick fireplace with a granite hearth, flat screen TV and a view of the channel
  • Both upstairs bedrooms have views of the courtyard
  • Main bath has granite counters & a slate floor
  • Laundry is indoors
  • There’s a huge concrete deck which leads to your own private 35 foot dock
  • Master bedroom features vaulted ceilings, faux finish walls, hardwood floors, a fireplace, & a balcony with views of the main channel
  • Master bath has a spa tub, separate shower, and walk-in closet with self-closing drawers
  • Exterior is a plaster finish with a fiberglass underlayment which minimizes cracks and boosts the insulation factor
  • All windows & doors are dual pane
  • Ceilings & walls are all a smooth texture finish

 

Now it is time to decide if the Ventura Keys lifestyle is right for you.  Book a private showing!

Silver Strand beach home with rooftop deck

Breathtakingly beautiful Mediterranean styling is accented by hardwood & tile floors, rounded corners, high ceilings, and arched doorways throughout in this Silver Strand beach home.  Granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and Mexican paver floors compliment the gourmet kitchen, & all cabinet doors & drawers have a soft-close feature.  Living room has hardwood floors, a tiled fireplace with raised hearth, & a vaulted ceiling with skylights operated by electronic sensors.  Downstairs bedrooms & den have crown molding & 9 ft. ceilings.

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Yes, it gets better

Tiled & hardwood steps lead upstairs to the master suite which is accented by recessed lighting, crown molding, a see-through gas fireplace, and adjacent office.  The master bath has two hammered copper sinks, large tiled shower stall and separate spa tub, & two walk-in closets.  The roof top deck has a 360 degree view with a stunning look at the ocean & Channel Islands (Anacapa & Santa Cruz).  This is an amazing Silver Strand beach home & is just 5 lots back from the oceanfront homes on Ocean Dr.

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asking $839,000

Fill out the form below and we will be happy to arrange a private showing and get in on the best kept secret that is Silver Strand beach.

 

02Oct
2014

East End Ventura is a unique enclave that is very family-centric, surrounded by amenities, and is very strategically located with easy access to northern and southern commutes.

 

One would say this home embodies all of those East End features to a ‘t’.  Spacious, tastefully upgraded, and a backyard that is to die for.  Ladies and gentlemen, This home located just under the beautiful foothills of Ventura is tucked into a private cul-de-sac in the Presidential Estates.  Here are all the details and particulars and be sure to let Jeff or I know if you would like to see it.

 

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29Sep
2014

2924 Sailor in the Ventura Keys1234123

A blank canvas at an incredible value

There is just something about walking into a Ventura Keys home that still has its original spirit from the era it was built in.  This home is a perfect example of that.  You can almost hear the clinking martini glasses, Sugarpice and the Candymen on the hi-fi, and the constant hum of conversation with sudden outbursts of laughter as you walk through the spacious living room out to the brick covered patio.  This clean, well-maintained home is now available for the first time since 1965 and is in perfect condition for an update to today’s mover and shaker standards.

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All the Details You Need to Know About this Ventura Keys Home

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