Monthly Archives: November 2017

Nov 25 At Beach House

Friday night I went out to dinner at a place called Sharky’s. It was interesting to see so many people out for dinner after thursday’s feast. Of course it was Surf and Turf night; Steak and Lobster and from the looks of it and the way folks were eating it this is a big hit with the locals. I opted for something a little smaller breaded fillet of fish with rice and veggies. Well, I don’t like steak anymore and the lobster looked too big for me. The fish was good and filling especially because it came with corn soup.

I returned home to the Beach House and spent the evening on the computer while  listening to soft music and watching the fire in the fireplace. Yes the fireplace works and I have bought some artificial logs to burn in it, looks pretty.

This morning I awoke and I heard the fog horn in the distance and sure enough the fog was rolling in, welcome to the Pacific Coast! Now I’m trying to decide to stay one more day or leave. Isn’t there a song about “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” ? Oh, here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN1WwnEDWAM

Here is a picture of the fireplace in action;

Here is a photo of the fog about to roll in;

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I’d post a Photo of the fog, but what’s the point?

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Beach House Punta Banda MX

I needed to visit my new house in Punta Banda to sign some papers and to check the house out for any repairs and or improvements. I have been here since tuesday afternoon and I’m still in love with the place. The weather has been very good not to cold just cool and sunny. The sound of the waves coming ashore along with watching them is very relaxing to me. At night I can hear the waves and puts me to sleep. I find myself watching the waves for a very long time they are a great time waster.

I thought the location of the house would be good for a view of Ensenada lights at night and I was right ! This photo below doesn’t do the lights justice but it is the best I can do without a tripod and timed exposure. I have been busy shopping for the house. The house will be used as a rental from time to time so it needed a microwave oven. I got one at COSCO which is about a half hour drive from here. I also got some pillows for the couch and a few items for the kitchen.

Here is the photo of the lights at night.

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Here is a video of the waves coming ashore click on the photo to get the video.

My trip has been a successful one in that I have gotten a list of things to be done all minor and through the rental agent have someone to do it! I’m really liking this house and through the agent I have learned more about its history which explains some of its quirks. I love quirky houses 🙂

 

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Up date on Beach House

I had to go to the US to my bank to transfer the money to purchase the house. I was concerned that somehow someway the money would go astray and cause me all kinds of grief. However my worries were all for naught as everything went smoothly the owners were paid the real estate agent was paid – I didn’t cry seeing my bank balance go tumbling down and now I own the house. Just have to pay the land lease and we’re good.

Of course I’ve been playing house in my head thinking of all the things I could do with the house. I’m sure once I have spent some time there I’ll find lots of things to spend money on. My next visit I’ll bring a note pad, and measuring tape to make notes and lists of things I want to do or have done.

New homes are like new clothes you feel good in them at least for a while they lift your spirits and give a little zip to your step. The feeling is short lived but enjoyable. I do want to spend the night sometime when the weather is clear to see the lights of the city and another time when it rains or storms to see where the water flows and if there are any issues with drainage. So, on to another adventure.

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View of the beach

 

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Looks Like I’ll Own A House In Punta Banda

So as I’m driving along in traffic I get a phone call and like a good motorist I pull over at a convenient spot and call them back and it is my Real Estate Agent with the news that my offer was turned down. She says the owners are firm on their price and to think it over for a couple of days and let her know what I want to do. I drive on and when driving the cross peninsula highway in Baja Mexico you have to keep your mind on the business at hand this is a road with lots of curves and drop offs so no daydreaming. Still I was mulling over how much paying full price would effect my account balance.

By the time I got home I was thinking I could pay full price because I really wanted the house. When I called the Agent back she informed my that the owners had dropped the price a little bit just for me! Oh! I jumped on this deal ! Now comes the mundane stuff; transfers and leases, yadda, yadda, yadda. I’ll walk you through it so you’ll know what is involved in buying a house on the shore in Baja. For now I’m just tired from my trip.

Just in case you have started this blog here are some photos of what I’m going on about. Click to enlarge of course. This house is beachfront property on leased land has 3 or 4 bedrooms two baths an enclosed front patio and a deck on the beach side with views of the mountain, islands and the Port of Ensenada !

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View of the beach

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Front patio as you enter

Outside of the house entrance to the left and driveway to the right

Living Room and Dinning Area 

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Home Hunting 2.0

I have submitted an offer and now I’m just waiting to see what the reply is going to be. I went by the house and took some more photos, they are posted below.

First the outside

Outside of the house entrance to the left and driveway to the right

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Front patio as you enter

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Bar and dinning area on the patio

Now the inside

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Kitchen

Living Room

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Bedroom with fireplace

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Second Bedroom

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Third Bedroom 

The house is now configured for four bedrooms plus in the garden house there are beds.

Now the views

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View out of the living room window

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View of the mountain and the sea

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On A Clear Day you can see islands farther out

 

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House Hunting in Punta Banda

I went to Ensenada looking for a summer place and I found this house on the beach at Punta Banda. Two or three bedrooms two baths nice living room with a view and it has off street parking, two fireplaces nice kitchen appliances and it is on the beach. Leased land for a small fortune every year. Did I mention it is on the beach ?

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Front patio

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Front patio

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House fish camp

View of the back of the house from the beach

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Beach view in back of the house

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Beach view towards Ensenada

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Beach view West

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View of the rear of the house with deck

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Beach view from house

House at Fish Camp

Living room with fireplace and dining area off of the kitchen

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