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What’s up everyone it’s Sam Benner of Ventura Beach Properties and we had so much fun watching the Tall Ships arrive that Jeff and I were determined to find our way on one. After browsing the website we came across the perfect blend of history and explosives, the Battle Sail. With our families in tow we hopped aboard the mighty Hawaiian Chieftain.

After a quick introduction to the boat’s features from a crew member we shoved off from the dock and were on our way out of the Ventura Harbor and out to sea.

The crew, which was a diverse group of men and women quickly took to climbing up the very tall mast and unfurling the sails. Watching them fearlessly ascend to the top and their footing secured only with ropes was an impressive sight to see.

Before we knew we were at the entrance to the Pacific Ocean, our captain at the helm. My son Dylan immediately gravitated to our sea savvy leader asking questions like ‘how much do you get paid’ and ‘do you ever use Google Maps’?

So this trip wasn’t one of those sit back and enjoy the show kind of deals. We had jobs and responsibilities. The first mate jumped right in to give us instructions on how we, yes we were going to be in charge of the mizzen. Gulp. Jeff and his wife Darai wisely made their way to the front of the ship to take in the incredible views of Ventura from open sea.

Without further ado, the main sail made it’s mighty debut. “It’s Alive” the captain yelled doing his best Dr. Frankenstein impression.

There wasn’t much time for fanfare and celebration as another ship approached us with unclear intentions.

The captain jumped into action and gave us instructions as to where the most vulnerable points of the enemy ship were and we took our battle stations.

The Lady Washington creeped closer, moving into the line of battle… a heated exchange of cannon fire began.

The crew worked in unison adjusting the sails quickly so the ship could position itself for another pass at our mortal enemy who was quickly approaching. The captain called to our gunner, with the coolest goggles ever, for one final shot. The Roundys surveying the damage declared us the victor.

We proudly returned to shore allowing for plenty of time to enjoy the sunset and of course plenty of time to goof around. The aptly named ‘Too Much Fun’ joined us as we basked in our victory.

For more information about this and other fun happenings in and around Ventura, make sure you check out our website at venturabeachproperties.com and follow us on Facebook. Until next time mateys!

For the pirate in all of us its Tall Ships Time! Jeff and I were on hand with many onlookers as the ships majestically entered the harbor, complete with cannons firing. You could hear the crew ‘man the yards’ they say from the water’s edge as they worked in unison to bring the ships into harbor.

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain really are something to behold and remind us of a special time where the ocean really was an uncharted frontier. The ships are touring up and down the California and Oregon coast from now until June.

They’ll be in the Ventura Harbor until Valentine’s Day and you’ll love all the events they have planned. Jeff and I and our families will be partaking in the Battle sale this Saturday, there’s also an Adventure Sail and the very popular sunset sail. For you land lovers there are many opportunities to go dockside and get an up close look at both magnificent vessels.

When you’re not busy hoisting the main sail make sure you check out the many great shops and restaurants in the Ventura Harbor Village sure to shiver your timbers.

Until then folks may your anchor be tight, your cork be loose, your rum be spiced, and your compass be true.

Full schedule of all the events can be found here: http://www.historicalseaport.org/public-tours-sails/sailing-schedule/

Being off water in the Ventura Keys truly offers the best of both worlds.  Easy beach access paired with the peace and serenity of a resort community.  This home embodies this notion 100%

There is something special about 1083 Peninsula and you feel it the moment you walk in.  Attention to detail is prevalent, not one corner untended as part of the down-to-the-studs remodel.  The finishes, second-to-none.  And the best part is you get to live right by the beach for a fraction of what a home of this caliber would cost you on the Pierpont lanes.  Experience for yourself:

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16Feb
2016
East vs West: The Great Dockside Debate

I’ll never forget reading the Choose Your Own Adventure books as a kid.  Instead of having to read a story from start to finish as the author intended, the reader was in the driver seat.  At every turn in the plot of the story you’d be presented with a choice.  ”If you think the knight should fight the dragon go to page 35, if you think the knight should seek the help of a wizard go to page 52″.  It was then I realized the power of choice.

We are our choices.   – Jean-Paul Sartre

As a culture we find definition and identity in what we choose.  Republican or Democrat?  Coke or Pepsi?  iPhone or Android?  Edward or Jacob?

When we choose we are revealing a bit about ourselves and align ourselves with the rest of those who make the same choice.  Many of us introduce ourselves as our choices.  ”I’m a Country music guy” or “I’m a pick up truck kind of girl”.  Suddenly those around you can draw some pretty accurate conclusions as to the type of person you are.  Even better, we feel so strongly about our choices that we also try to bring people to our side of the dividing line.

Ever have anyone tell you how great something is and before you know it your wearing that thing as a t-shirt?  You might find yourself feeling even stronger about your side of the fence after someone tries to pull you over it.

No place has this battle of choice been more rampant than among the residents of the Ventura Keys.  No, it’s not inboard or outboard or gas versus diesel.  It is East vs. West and the lines have been drawn.

Here’s how the two breakdown.  Choose wisely.

East Facing Docks

As philosophy tells us those who prefer East are people in control of their desires, they appreciate looking inside for answers to their existence.  It suddenly makes sense why those people choose and East facing dock.  These are people that like a cool breeze, the other side of the pillow, or the cold sand underneath their beach chair?

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East facing docks feature the cool, afternoon shade.  As the sun sets into the Pacific behind them the house becomes a natural shield from the sun and wind making the patio a welcome solace.  The world may be wrought with peril around them, but there on their dock it is peaceful and allows the perfect opportunity for self reflection and hopefully a cocktail.

West Facing Docks

Western philosophy is more adventurous where people are looking outside to achieve their life vision.  They don’t need to escape their environments, they rather would be in the middle of it, completely comfortable with their future being uncertain.  They don’t mind a sunburn, enjoy the whistle of the wind in their ears, and brave the hot sand at the beach without the protection of sandals.

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West facing docks welcome the afternoon sun and ocean breezes.  The facade of the back of their homes glow with warmth, gently cooled by the gusts of the Pacific.  Some homeowners even add sun rooms garnering more energy from the sun’s rays, their Western individualism however makes it difficult to find two alike.

Two Docks, One Love

Both sides might be separated by the historic makeup of our world, but their is one common unifying factor that brings them all together.  It is their passionate love of the water and the amazing lifestyle the Ventura Keys offers that takes two completely different world views into a singular, floating faith.  No further debate needed.

Should you want to join the discussion or learn more about the Ventura Keys, please contact us.  We’ll be happy to present both sides very fairly.

20Sep
2015

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This one is on 'The Island'

Seize Your Opportunity to Live On ‘The Island’

Custom waterfront home with a private dock on the island at Ventura Keys puts the Ventura Marina nearly at your back door! The gated courtyard entry leads to a tiled entry opening to the living room which is accented by a beamed ceiling & a tiled fireplace. The large country kitchen is highlighted by granite counters, wood floors, a Viking range/oven, Subzero refrigerator, self-closing doors & drawers on the cabinets, trash compactor, AND a wine refrigerator. The formal dining room is adjacent & features wood floors & a beamed ceiling. There’s a bedroom & bath downstairs with direct access to the courtyard, & 4 additional bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom suite is complimented by exotic wood inlays, a spa tub, mini-fridge, and a balcony with a view of the channel. There’s a surround sound system & recessed lighting to amplify the ambiance for those special moments. Whether you’re on a paddle board or a yacht, this is living the waterfront dream.

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Ventura Keys, Ventura’s Waterfront Community

The Backstory: Some Personal, Some Historical

I was very fortunate to spend much of my childhood in the Ventura Keys. My grandparents bought some of the original homes and lots available there back in the mid-1960s, eventually settling on Reef, right at the tip of the ‘Island’ as its commonly referred to.

Although it has been around for over 50 years, not much has changed, exact property values of course. On a clear day you can still hear the friendly debates over east facing vs. west facing docks among Keys residents. East facing homes feature shade in the afternoon, while west facing homes patios are warmed by the afternoon sun. Families still flock to ‘Little Beach’ and ‘Big Beach’ with children scampering in the waves just as generations of children before them. The custom of waving has also not been lost as each boater never makes it through a Keys channel without a wave or two from the homes above.

The holidays are made extra special as boats are decorated from head to toe with Christmas decorations including some impressive lighting all in the spirit of the Parade of Lights celebration held every year in the Ventura Harbor. An appearance by Santa flying overhead brings the evening to its yuletide crescendo.

The Ventura Keys Appeal

There is just something about waking up and looking out on the channel, boats gracefully whisking by that just makes the world a better place. There is a sense of luxury, but not in a pretentious unapproachable way. A country club feel, but all are welcomed and appreciated. As I said, this is a community of wavers and smilers. Young families, hard working professionals, and retirees all commune here.

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In a way the location of the Ventura Keys really does offer the best of both worlds. You wave the boat docks, the peacefulness, the allure all while being a short walk or bike ride away from the sandy beaches of Pierpont Bay. It is like having a beach house without sweeping sand from your entry every evening. Not a bad way to enjoy a coastal lifestyle, is it?

Ventura Keys Real Estate

Homes come in many shapes and sizes. The biggest draw, of course, are the boat dock homes on the water. From quaint single story homes to expansive modern mansions there is quite a variety to choose from. Since these are in such high demand they tend to sell quickly, especially when found in their original late 1960s condition. Prices range from $1,000,000-$2,400,000 right at this moment.

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You have inboard homes (homes that aren’t on the water) as well which offer a more affordable option while still feeling like you are a part of the Ventura Keys dynamic. Some homes have their own waterways by way of pools and spas and again are a healthy balance of original and renewed. These sell for $850,000 and less depending on the condition.

Not to be left out, by any means, are the income producing duplexes. Configured in both 3 and 2 bedroom options, these units rarely sit vacant as many Ventura residents flock to the opportunity to be a part of the Keys. There are a few Ventura Keys residents who own a home and duplex to keep things lively from a personal and financial perspective. These typically sell in the $750,000-$900,000 range, again based on condition and market conditions.

Your Ventura Keys Agents

When real estate came calling and I asked myself, where do I want to to work, the answer was clear. Why not focus my attention on an area I know very well, steeped in history, and, believe it or not, an affordable waterfront community.

I didn’t go it alone, as any good boater knows you can’t bring a sizable boat into dock by yourself. Maybe you could, but it is much easier with a teammate. I was fortunate enough to find a teammate with 40 years of real estate experience named Jeff Roundy. He too expressed an interest in working the Keys and just like that, Ventura Beach Properties was born.

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We quickly launched a website and began reaching out to Ventura Keys residents both met and unmet and were able to sell 2 boat dock homes, just a few doors, or should I say docks, down from one another. Both original owners, both knew my grandparents well and had a fun story or two to tell along the way.

If you are interested in learning more about the Ventura Keys or have any questions about the community, please head over to our contact page and Jeff and I will be happy to help you.

Ventura Keys Homes Will Take Your Breath Away

If you are in love with the beach, you really do need to check out the Ventura Keys beach properties. It is one of the best areas in which you can raise a family and it is the primary choice for the majority of people who are looking to move to a new place. The best thing about Ventura Keys is that it is in close proximity to the city and therefore offers great convenience for people who choose to reside there. It strikes the perfect balance between city life and the calm soothing life offered on the beach.

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In recent years, the value of Ventura beach properties and real estate have been rising dramatically as more people are looking to reside in this glorious location. It offers everything that you could ever imagine, and is one of the hottest commodities in the real estate market right now. The residents already living in Ventura Keys are fortunate indeed, since they get to live on breath-taking properties on the beach, while they can get all the supplies that they need from the city.

Ventura Keys Homes Setting the Standard

There are numerous beachfront properties that go on sale every single year in Ventura Keys, and their popularity seems to keep on rising. People from all over the United States are keen to acquire Ventura Keys beachfront properties, since they provide great value for money and offer picturesque and breathtaking lifestyles. If you believe in romance, then living in Ventura Keys is definitely for you. If you are still wondering what is so special about the beachfront properties in Ventura Keys, here are some of the many features that you get to enjoy from them:

  • Easy access to Ventura Harbor
  • Immerse yourself in waterfront activities like fishing, boating, swimming, surfing and lots more.
  • The nightlife of the city along with dining and shopping are near Ventura Keys
  • You get to live the dream life, with your own dock, and boat, with the whole ocean right in front of you to explore.
  • The majestic Channel Islands are a stone’s throw away from Ventura Keys. You can also check out Channel Islands National Visitor Center as an added incentive.
  • There is a diverse selection of various homes that are for sale at Ventura Keys, such as luxury condos, homes, apartments and duplexes.

Ventura Keys has also got a rich history, which states from the 1960s and ever since that time the community has been growing at a rapid rate. The range of benefits and incentives of living in Ventura Keys just keeps on growing with every single passing year and that is why the demand keeps on increasing as well.

Ventura Keys Homes & Their Never-ending Appeal

There are plenty of new homes constructed in Ventura Keys, while numerous others have been torn down, renovated, and upgraded in order to match with the current home trends and designs. Ventura Keys has managed to retain its spot as one of the most desirable beach real estate properties in the United States, due to the fact that the designers for Ventura Keys properties have managed to design some of the best real estate properties with all the latest amenities.

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The popularity of beachfront properties is never-ending, since the romance and allure of living on the beach is simply irresistible. The wide range and selection of beachfront properties available for sale at Ventura Keys is another reason why its demand has grown increasingly over time. There are plenty of vacant lots for sale as well, so you can build and design your own home from scratch.

The benefits of living in Ventura Keys are too many to name, and the attraction of living in the community is never going to end anytime soon. It offers the perfect place for raising your kids and relaxing after retirement. You can check out the entire beachfront community of Ventura Keys yourself today, so don’t wait any longer and let the Ventura Keys beach front properties take your breath away.

Jeff & Sam Want to Hear Your Thoughts

If the idea of living on the beach intrigues you and you are determined to experience heaven on earth, you need to get in touch with Jeff and Sam. They will guide you on the high-luxury Pierpont Beach properties, and will answer all your queries regarding the community, safety, price of properties, and even the best properties that you should acquire. Check out what makes the beach communities of Pierpont Beach, Ventura Keys, Solimar, Faria, and Rincon so attractive by getting in touch with us. We will provide you with keen insight and why a high-end luxury Pierpont Beach property is going to be your very own heaven on earth.

Ventura Beach Real Estate: Choose Your Community

The beaches of Faria, Solimar, Rincon, Pierpont and Ventura Keys are all part of Ventura Beach real estate. It is one of the most picturesque and luxurious real estate properties in the market right now, and every single beach has its own special characteristics that catch the eye. There are lots of choices when it comes to purchasing beach real estate in Ventura.

If you have been looking for a holiday retreat or a home near the beach, then the beaches that are a part of Ventura beach real estate offer you the best properties. The beach communities in all the beaches are simply amazing and offer great value for money as well, which is why there is such high demand for them amongst prospective property investors. If you are looking for the ultimate dream destination, Ventura Beach real estate can provide you with not 1 but 5 world-class solutions.

Rincon Beach: Surfing Paradise

Rincon Beach is definitely a familiar name, which came into fame after it was named in the Beach Boys song. Ever since then, it has managed to transform into one of the best beach communities today, and surfers from all around the United States have made it their home. There are some truly majestic and awe-inspiring surfing waves at Rincon Beach and it even offers a private section on the beach for surfers. If you really like surfing, or would like to learn surfing, a real estate property on Rincon Beach is definitely a good choice for you.

Solimar Beach: True Beauty Personified

Solimar Beach is simply stunning and is an immensely popular choice amongst the majority of people looking to purchase properties. The beach community at Solimar Beach is also extremely friendly and will make you feel right at home, which is perfect for both young and old families. You can check out the multitude of homes that are available for sale on the beach and there are plenty of vacant lots also up for grabs, which is perfect for people who want to build their own home on the beach.

Faria Beach: Your Home on the Waves

What really sets Faria Beach apart from all the rest is that nearly all the properties are located right on beach and are nearer to the ocean. During high tide, the waves will even touch the decks, and during low tide you can take pleasant and refreshing strolls on the beach and build sand castles with your children as the waves come crashing down.

There are also 2 communities in Faria Beach, one is gated and the other one is non-gated. The non-gated community has got a total of 120 houses, while the gated community has around 48 houses. The residents of both communities are extremely friendly and caring individuals, and will welcome all new residents graciously. This is the perfect beach community for new families or families with young kids.

Ventura Keys: The Ultimate Dream Destination

If you are looking for the ultimate dream destination on the beach, then Ventura Keys should be your choice. It offers everything, and the best part is that the beach is also near to the city, so people working in the city won’t be inconvenienced if they purchase real estate in Ventura Keys. If you want the perfect spot for relaxing and spending time with your family on holidays, then Ventura Keys beach real estate is made for you.

There are lots of great properties up for sale, while the beach community is friendly and courteous, which is why it is so popular amongst real estate investors today.

Pierpont Beach: Picture Perfect Beaches

If you want to live on picture perfect beaches, then Pierpont Beach real estate is the best option for you. The community dates back from the 1950s and the beach is simply majestic to look at. If you are wondering what type of properties you can find, think about the type of homes that were popular in the 1950s. Take a step back in time whilst enjoying some of the most picturesque beaches in Pierpont Beach real estate.

Jeff & Sam Want to Hear Your Thoughts

If the idea of living on the beach intrigues you and you are determined to experience heaven on earth, then you need to get in touch with Jeff and Sam. They will guide you on the high-luxury Pierpont Beach properties, and will answer all your queries regarding the community, safety, price of properties and even the best properties that you should acquire. Check out what makes the beach communities of Pierpont Beach, Ventura Keys, Solimar, Faria, and Rincon so attractive by getting in touch with us. We will provide you with keen insight and why a high-end luxury Pierpont Beach property is going to be your very own heaven on earth.

06Apr
2015
Make Ventura Keys Your Permanent Home

If boredom, work, and household chores occupy your days, analyze your life. Think about ways you can bring enjoyment back into your life. Perhaps, a vacation to Ventura Keys would do the trick. Who does not smile when they are lying on their back, rubbing suntan lotion on their skin, as take in the oceanic view? Most people would love to escape to the beach and die to come back to it.

Here’s a thought, you can if you purchase or rent a beachfront property on Ventura Keys. You will not just get the pleasure of residing by the beach, as Ventura Harbor will be a boat ride away.

Ventura Harbor will provide with a front stage pass to different waterfront activities, Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center, Channel Islands National Park, and the ever so popular Ventura Harbor will be the main attraction of your trip to Ventura Keys.

Make Ventura Keys More than a Trip

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Packing up your bags and leaving Ventura Keys after you have had the time of your life indulging in waterfront activities and visiting Ventura Harbor Village to shop, dine, and explore will be heartbreaking.

What you need is an incentive to make Ventura Keys your permanent home instead of a place where you come once in a blue moon to put up your feet and relax. Some of the standout reasons of why Ventura Keys is more than a vacation hotspot include:

  • Yacht Clubs- Do you like to cruise in the open waters on your boat? If you do, you would be the perfect addition to the yacht clubs in Ventura keys.
  • Ventura Harbor Village- A blend of fine dining, cruises, fishing trips, scuba diving trips, beaches, boat yards, whale watching, carousel, live entertainments, comedy clubs, kayaking, and more. Whew, that was a long list of fun!
  • Ventura Boat Rental- This had to get its own subheading, as it is one of most exciting facilities at Ventura Keys. You can rent out a boat, book a dinner cruise, go on tours, and sign up for private charters. If you are interested in piloting a ship, go ahead. Kayaking and renting an electric boat is another option. As you ride the open water, if you are lucky, you might even encounter a sea lion.
  • Channel Islands Mainland Visitor Center- Living tide pools, informative museum, educational films, and island models are some of the activities you can take the whole family to enjoy. Your children, if you have any and you will learn about the magnificent historical significance of the islands and the 145 underwater and land species that inhabit it.
  • Ventura Keys- The time is finally here to introduce the community of Ventura Keys. The beautiful community boasts a variety of different houses such as condos, duplexes, apartments, and luxury beachfront properties. If you do not like what you see, you can construct your own version of a beachfront property.

With the Ventura harbor and the city close by, you have everything you need to enjoy, as everything is within your reach. The part that impresses people the most when they visit the community looking for a home to buy or rent is that most of the homes have their own waterfront and beach front view.

A vacation does not last a long time and when it will end, you may feel depressed for a few weeks. What you left behind was the beach, the amenities, and the friendly community residing in Ventura Key’s beachfront properties. Could you imagine a life without the beach?

If you cannot, you know what to do. Get back to Ventura Keys to make it your permanent home. Don’t wait! Check out the variety of beachfront properties that are waiting your entry to call it your home. Don’t for one second think that you will regret your decision, as people will envy you, wanting to be in your place.

Jeff & Sam Want to Hear From You:

If you have any concerns, comments, or thoughts, feel free to ask us. We would love to hear what’s on your mind so leave us a comment below. What makes the beach communities of Ventura Keys, Pierpont Beach, Rincon, Solimar, and Faria.

Ventura Keys will Sweep You off Your Feet

From all the Ventura beach real estate, Ventura Keys stands out as one of the best areas to reside in and raise a family. Therefore, it is no surprise that Ventura Keys is most people’s first choice when it comes to moving close to the beach.

Due to Ventura Keys’ close proximity to the city, people with city blood running through their veins have found out that it strikes the perfect balance between their two desires. Whether you hold the city close to your heart or the beach, you will have the best of both worlds.

This is another reason why Ventura Keys is regarded as one of the most desirable locations of Ventura beach real estate. Most people would agree that Ventura Keys is a hot commodity, and the residents living on it are indeed lucky, as properties there are difficult to come by because of its increasing popularity.

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The Most Sought Out Beachfront Properties of Ventura

Each season, properties go on sale and are quickly swept up by people coming from all over California and the United States. Some of the reasons why these properties sell quickly include:

  • Ventura Harbor is right there in front of you.
  • You can indulge in a variety of waterfront activities such as surfing, fishing, boating, and swimming, amongst others.
  • Dining, shopping, and nightlife of the city are not far from Ventura Keys.
  • If you live in a house with a dock, you can take your boat out into the ocean to visit downtown and participate in the Parade of Lights by decorating it with lights and other decorations to make your dock stand out.
  • Channel Islands are only a boat ride away from Ventura Keys. At Channel Islands, you can visit the Channel Islands National Visitor Center.
  • The variety of different houses such as apartments, duplexes, condos, and luxury homes.

The properties in Ventura Keys tell a different story altogether. Since there are so many different types, each property is different from the other. The colorful history of Ventura Keys begins in the 1960s when all the focus and attention was on the newest development of Ventura. Looking back, the community at that time was flourishing and growing rapidly. Since then, nothing has changed, except for the houses.

The Never-ending Growth of Ventura Keys

The houses in Ventura Keys have undergone a drastic makeover with several of them being torn down and upgraded to match the style and design of the houses of the 21st century. The designers behind the makeover certainly did a fantastic job, as Ventura Keys did not lose its number one spot as the most sought after real estate on the beach.

With the raging popularity of its beachfront properties, people have opted to erect their own visions of a beachfront house by the ocean. Upon visiting Ventura Keys, you will see magnificent, bold, and different visions of residents come alive.

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If you’d rather live in an updated version of a 1965 home, you have plenty of options to choose from. Remember, the closer your home is to the beach, the higher the price will be. The vacant lots near the ocean sell for a high asking price as well.

Ventura Keys is the key destination to reside in, as its appeal and the benefits of living there are too difficult to ignore and pass on. With Ventura Harbor serving as the residence’s primary attraction, it truly has become a place where you can dream of living for a long period of time.

Can’t wait any longer? Come down to Ventura Keys to secure a property or build one on an empty lot, before they sell, and believe us when we tell you, they sell fast! So, bring down your family to Ventura Keys to have an all year around vacation.

Jeff & Sam Want to Hear From You:

If you have any concerns, comments, or thoughts, feel free to ask us. We would love to hear what’s on your mind, so leave us a comment below. What makes the beach communities of Ventura Keys, Pierpont Beach, Rincon, Solimar, and Faria.