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Luxurious Oceanfront Villa Perfect for Large weddings, familly group and Retreat

Bedrooms 11
Space 7,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

New self contain Villa right on the Beach with Luxury and Serenity.

Staying at Alma de Salina is unique experience.

We have week day prices and weekend day prices for 20 persons with extra charge over 20, it gives you the all building.

Elegant beach front property, Alma de Salina is located at Marina Puerto Salina

This property is preferably rented for a 3 nights minimum, priced at 50 US dollars per person and per night with a 40% discount on week days between Monday and Thursday. This unique location Villa is ideally set up for larger group more of less and up to 25-30 Guests

It is one of the largest, nicest and newest houses on the Baja coast that is perfect for retreats, marriages, Yoga groups, medical rest, family reunion, etc...

Alma de Salina at Puerto Salina is located in an upscale Marina Community of La Salina, midway between Rosario and Ensenada, just 1 hour South of San Diego at km 73.

Only a 20 mn drive to the wine Guadalupe Valley, a 3mn drive to Bajamar famous Golf course, this unique location offers the very best of Baja California,

it is secure with 24 hour guard gated community provides a peace of mind while providing some of the most beautiful coastal vistas of Baja California.

Beside the very large rooftop deck terrace, each level of the home has beautiful terraces complete with Ivory Travertine tile floor, granite counter tops and stunning ocean views.

Enjoy cooking in gourmet kitchens or hire our local personal Chef, Host and Resident Manager's couple Alex and Ana, for a modest fee they can also provide upon request extra cleaning , rental services, transportation service.

Enjoy a tour of the nearby wine county and taste local wines and olive oils. Every day, a new adventure awaits.

The House open directly to a 10 miles long sandy beach

an outside casita provide great areas for sun bathing or whale watching.

Enjoy ocean views and panoramic ocean vista from the expansive rooftop, windows or terraces, it is perfect for BBQ's, dining and entertaining or quietly enjoying a majestic sunset, enjoy the beautiful and serene private sand beach just by opening your living room sliding doors and soak in the sun or fish right in your backyard, you may sit down around a wood fire place

you can ride horses on the beach. you can go hiking trails,

an exhilarating experience with the dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.

Try a famous lobster dinner 5mn away at Dimitri La Fonda, visit George Lighthouse for entertainment, must try our friend Jean Lou famous French Restaurant Rey del Sol in Ensenada, make sure to visit the famous Fish Market

Note: We do not have a swimming pool (who need a pool with such a beautiful beach?)

Planning to play music late at night? please let us know in advance. Children under 8 years old won't be charged, so you don't have to add them on the guest count. Otherwise the system counts them and a guest and additional charges may occur.

More Details

Jean Claude and Martha Berger
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Jean Claude and Martha Berger

• Chef par excellence

• About: Hello, I am restaurateur , originally from France where I graduated as a Chef de Cuisine in Strasbourg, Ecole Hoteliere in Alsace.

• My expertise has been working and running French gourmet restaurants, in Chicago ( Champs Elysees at 260 E Chestnut Str and for 35 years in Tucson Az. Restaurant Le ReI moved from France as one of the young chef at Maxime de Paris in Chicago, Illinois, later on, open a restaurant at 260 E. Chestnut street called Champs Elysees, sold it and worked as Food and beverage manager at the Pump Room hotel on Goethe street, Chicago. Open the 95th in the John Hancock Building.

Later on move to sunny Arizona to work as maitre d’ at the Westward Look Resort, then Maitre d’ at the famous Tucson Country club and later on to open an all new restaurant called Le Rendez-Vous, run it successfully to finally taking a brake to retire at Alma de Salina in Marina Puerto Salina.(check on Googlr Earth < Puerto Salina Baja>

• Just passed on the torch to my son Gordon to recently became the new owner of the Rendez-Vous Restaurant

• Presently I do some light work as consultant and manage with my wife our beautiful property in Baja California; we do enjoy good company, sunsets, beaches style of life

• My interest is making gourmet food, I enjoy jazz and classical music, when I can combine good company, wine and good food, my wife try to keep me as young as possible, I am quite pleased.

• When ever possible, Traveling is also among my favorites.

• After buying this beach property few years ago, we started building right after We had many many challenges, the building was finished 3 years later and extra white hairs.

• Beside Alma de Salina in Baja, we also run a B&B in Tucson, AZ, under the name of Le Rendez-Vous B&B So if you are seeking a beautiful ocean front accommodations please give us a call at 520 906-6660

• We look forward to hosting you at, Alma De Salina!

• Jean Claude and Martha.

Jean Claude and Martha Berger purchased this house in 2008

Why Jean Claude and Martha Berger chose Ensenada Municipality

We choose this area because the weather is mediteranean, near perfect and we love long walk on the beach. owner wife is from Mexico and bring with her the Mexican flair and touch

Alma de Salina property is an Ocean Paradise, 1 hour from San Diego, it is half way between Rosarito and Ensenada, a short highway drive to the Guadelupe Valley, Mexico's finest wine Country. our climate is averaging 70 degrees all year round and winters are mild. this is the main reason we bought this property to avoid the Arizona scorching summer heat where we also run a B&B called Le Rendez-Vous B&B.

You will enjoy for pennies wave crashing onto the beach, take your expresso on the sandl, lucky you...

Outstanding value.

Our Luxury House description:

Bella Vista. Upper Floor / 4Br/ 3Ba/ 180 degree ocean View / Veranda

Gaviota. Beach level on the South side / 2Br / 2Ba / 180 degrees ocean view, right on the sand.

La Paloma: Beach level on the North side / 2 br / 2 Ba /

The Garden Apartment and the Studio apartment in the back of the building. Note: We do not have a swimming pool.

180 degree ocean view, right on the beach. (not close by)

What makes this house unique

Beautifully Beach front appointed Villa, right on the Sand.

Apartment kitchens fully equipped as well as linens and towels in all bedrooms.

parking available but restricted

Ultra safe and quiet, 24/7/365 guards security.

Property is very spacious, comfortable bedrooms. Travertine tiles throughout, granite counter tops.

Kitchens appointed by French Chef Jean Claude.

You can sip your espresso coffee and watch the dolphins right from your livingroom or patio, walk the 10 miles long beach and have them accompany you.

Para-gliding classes available.

Contrary to what the media is advertising the area is very safe, traveling on the toll roads is smooth and patrolled for your safety.

For US tourists San Diego is the closest airport,

Renting a car from the San Diego airport is the way to go unless you are driving directly from California, Nevada or Arizona.

Bed type: Real Bed, some kings and queens size beds.

The building is only 8 years old it is fully furnished and all equipped,

Guestbook comments from the owner

The House is great for big groups. Beautiful setting, classy furniture and decor.

Rene was the perfect host, accommodating and cheerful, We had a great time

All together a great place and location
Feb 2012
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Ensenada Municipality House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jack and Jill
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Paloma North
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , la paloma north
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , la paloma north
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , gaviota south
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , studio
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , no jetted tub
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , gaviota south
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , Garden Apt
  • All bathroom have travertine tile on the floors and the entire walls in the shower area. Sinks are all new style with a raised or stone. All counters are granite. Our jetted tub are out of order.
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Salina bedroom Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Jill Suite Br
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Jack Br
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , La Paloma 1st Br
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Paloma 2nd Bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , gaviota 1st Br
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , La GAviota 2nd Br
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , Garden Apt. Br
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen , Garden Apt. Br
    Bedroom 11 - 1 queen , studio1 Br
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Wedding Bedroom Suite
  • Bella Vista Apt has 4 bedrooms, 1 the wedding suite ( king bed ) , 2 La Salina, 3 The Jack, 4 The jill, plus 3 bathrooms La Paloma Apt has 2 bedroom, one is a king bed the second is a queen bed.with a total of 2 bathrooms La Gaviota Apt has 2 bedrooms. has two bedrooms with each one has a queen size bed.with a total of 2 bathrooms The Garden Apt has 2 bedrooms, each one has a queen size bed, with a total of 1 bathroom Studio Apart has one bedroom, 1 bathroom All apartment have extra sofa bed in living room and all are equiped with full kitchen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Courtyard
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
House Policies: No pets. (they bring lot of sand from the beach all over house and apartments) No smoking in the house. only outside. No day guests without approval from management. We reserve the right to charge for extra people. Security/damage deposit can be partially or wholly utilized for damage, extra maid service, unapproved day guests (day guests add overhead costs to house, including gas, water, electric, wear and tear, extra cleanup costs). Puerto Salina Home Owner Association By-Laws To be respected by all including Owners, visitors and Guests Puerto Salina is patrolled 24/7 to watch Security on Residence zone Owners must keep dogs on leash in common area Disturbing guest with excessive noise, music and unruly behavior is not allowed and is cause for community eviction (If you plan to have Music late at night get a Special Police permit) During the day, music must be kept at a low volume Sleeping in an RV is not allowed at any time Traffic and parking, blocking street is


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Luxurious Oceanfront Villa Perfect for Large weddings, familly group and Retreat
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 27 reviews
San Diego, CA

Amazing home right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had 20 people stay at this property over the holidays. It was perfect! While it is not one big home, it worked out great! The main top floor condo is large with a beautiful kitchen and amazing views. The other, smaller condos are easily accessible and allow for some privacy for our group. We had families - couples, singles and older 'kids' with us. This property is well decorated and clean. There are no staples though. If you need spices at all you will need to bring them. Alex and Ana are so kind!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review. Were sorry we could not meet you and hope to have you back. Jean Claude and Martha
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This was our venue for a wedding

  • 4 of 5

This property is absolutely beautiful. Beachfront with stunning views. The inside of the house could use some updates. One of the ovens does not work in the main house. The downstairs apartments facing the ocean needs window washing so you can see the ocean and the curtains are torn and hanging.

The good news is the property managers, Alex and Ana are easy to work with and were very accommodating . We booked the property a year in advance so we asked several times if we could come out with our wedding planner to take measurements and just get a better feel for the property. Jean Claude, the owner always made sure that we felt more than welcomed and answered all our questions and wanted to make sure that we had everything we needed for our stay. This is an absolute gorgeous venue to have a wedding. My daughter was married right on the beach and we had her reception on the beach as well in a clear tent.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a group of 21 people! Everyone loved the house. The view is beautiful and we loved that we could all be in one place at one time! Looking forward to our next trip! The managers and the owner were always available and extremely helpful!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Beautiful, spacious, oceanfront 10-bedroom villa

  • 5 of 5

We reserved the whole 10-bedroom villa for a 50th birthday party, and it was perfect. Even though it's listed as a 10-bedroom, and looks like one house from the outside, inside, it's separated into 4-bedrooms upstairs (including huge honeymoon suite), and three 2-bedroom units downstairs -- all have kitchen, living room and bath, although two downstairs units are much larger than the third.

The villa has balcony, patio and rooftop deck, BBQ and fooseball table upstairs. We arranged with the house managers, Alex and Ana, for certain additional services -- vans to Ensenada, home-cooked breakfast and dinner one day, and babysitting one night. There were a few communication issues, but overall, it was convenient -- the food they prepared was great.

Bath towels are provided, but you should probably bring beach towels if you're going to want them. Location-wise, La Salina is a quiet, peaceful community with a nice, little used marina, and a cool bar/restaurant nearby, La Salina Cantina. Otherwise, it's about 30 minutes south to Ensenada, about 45 mins to Valle de Guadalupe, but just a few minutes south to BajaMar for golf, or few mintues north to La Fonda for brunch, lunch or dinner.

The owners were very helpful and gracious. Had a few issues throughout the stay, but they were all resolved. Would definitely stay here again, hopefully in summer next time!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Time of our lives

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing. It is located in a perfect location 30 minutes from both Rosarito and Ensenada. It has access to a quiet beach and is extremely secure. The rooftop deck is a great place to get a front-row view of the sunset. The house is broken down into 4 separate "condos", each with their own kitchen. The master condo has the largest kitchen and is what we used for the majority of our meals. Anna and Alex are the full time caretakers of the house, and they do a wonderful job of helping if there are any issues once you're there. We highly recommend this house to anyone, and are planning to come back again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Very impressive, luxurious and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My family was blown away by the quality of our experience with such a beautiful, seaside home. What an amazing weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tijuana, San Diego
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Dimitri La Fonda, Poco Cielo, Hotel La Mision,
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bajamar 2 miles away
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Tijuana, San Diego
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
La Fonda, Poco Cielo, The Lighthouse
Car: necessary

For MARINA PUERTO SALINA The best is to search on GOOGLE EARTH.

Driving: As soon as you pass the border, stay on your extreme right lane, follow direction ENSENADA,

Always stay on the expressway, Pass La Playa community and Rosarito keep straight toward Ensenada.

we are about 20 mn South of Rosarito on the main Expressway at kilometer 72, Must exit LA SALINA on your right,

As you enter La Salina you will see MARINA PUERTO SALINA. on your left. At the Gate state your name and enter the main gate

OUR ADDRESS : PRIVADA DEL MAR # 4 , mention owner's names Jean Claude and Martha Berger.(VanDam)

As you enter inside Puerto Salina property, we are on your right on the beach next to the highrise building also on the beach.

Our Manager Alex and wife Ana, are always on the premises to offer their help, 520 303-1745 Mex number 011 52 1 646 183-3023 or 646 121-6163

Any tip or salary is between you and Alex that will perform services for you

TO SEE OUR PLACE AND DIRECTION FOLLOWINSTRUCTION ON GOOGLE EARTH PUERTO SALINA is best we are at kilometer 72 on the expressway going to Ensenada when you pass the border in San Diego, stay on the extreme right and follow Ensenada direction.get out exict 72 our propert is right on the beach next to the highrise building right on the beach

The property has a restaurant, Alex may take you to other restaurants such as Georges at the Lighthouse for entertaining or the La Fonda( ask for DIMITRY) OUR OLD FRIEND great restaurant.

make sure all your guest when questioned at the gate, say they are going to Mr Jean Claude and Martha Berger property's Owners at privada del mar #4.and all of familly or guests use your HOST name for reference.

Alex or Ana our property Managers at 520 303-1745 will give you the password for the wi-fi for extra question you can call me at 520 906-6660 or 520 358-1817 we do have a magic Jack that will call US free of charge through Alex. We wish you the best time in Alma de Salina.

you cannot miss it.

Again, our resident Manager Alex's phone is 520 303-1745

Let us know in advance around what time of the day will you be checking in?

Let me know if you need further help. 520 906-6660

Please have a good time in Puerto Salina Mexico.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning over 1 time fee $105
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100

Rates are for a 2 bedrooms Apartmentis 180 dollars
Rates for a 4 bedrooms Apartment is double 350 dollars
Half payment at time of reservation
their is a cleaning/water fee of 65 per 2 bedrooms apartment rented per night
A 200 dollars refundable security deposit is added and refunded within 10 days after departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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