Beach Homes At Oxnard Shores

Mandalay Beach 

 Ventura County CA

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At Oxnard Shores you will enjoy huge wide open beaches where all of the homes are in easy walking distance to the beach. Or, park you boat at your own private dock in Mandalay Bay dock home community. Average beach homes, tont home.

Oxnard Shores Beach Homes

Ocean Front Homes Oxnard Shores, Oxnard CA


Ventura Counties largest city, Oxnard has a population of more than 190,000 citizens. The city is in the heart of the fertile Oxnard Plains and is a very important agricultural center.

Oxnard is home to two large Naval bases being Port Hueneme and Point Mugu.

Being a coastal city Oxnard enjoys year around excellent weather. With over 20 miles of scenic, unspoiled and uncrowded coastlines Oxnard has proven to be a very comfortable place to live as well as attracting many visitors from near by Los Angeles and other areas of California.

Oxnard is Home of 20 miles of scenic beaches

Take a drive down to any of the major Oxnard area beach parks and experience miles and miles of open beaches. It could easily be said that this area of Ventura County has some of the best beaches in all of California.

The city of Oxnard is home to over 20 miles of scenic, unspoiled and uncrowded coastline. The beaches in Oxnard are large and the sand is exceptionally soft. The sand dunes in Oxnard have been used to recreate Middle-Eastern desert dunes in many movies, the first being The Sheik with Rudolph Valentino. There are very few rocks or driftwood piles at most beaches, but Oxnard is known to have dangerous rip-currents at certain beaches. Oxnard is home to world-class surf, although its best surf is inaccessible to the general public because it breaks at the beach inside the Navy base at Point Mugu. Only those with access to the base can surf its fast-moving (and at times up to 15 foot) break. Silver strand has excellent surf.

Beaches in Oxnard include Mugu Rock State Beach, Ormond Beach, Hueneme Beach, Silver Strand Beach, Hollywood Beach, Mandalay Beach, Oxnard State Beach, Oxnard Shores, 5th Street Beach, McGrath State Beach and Rivermouth Beach. In the main menu select Ventura County Public beaches to learn more.

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Oxnard Shores Beach Community

One very unique town home complex is The Colony located in Oxnard. The Colony is a gated beach area community with luxurious town homes located in easy walking distance from the beach. Here you will find some of the homes have spectacular ocean views. The Colony features pools, spas, club houses and 24 hour security. Homes feature spacious 2 to 3 bedrooms and private 2 car detached garages.


The Colony Town homes

The Colony Town homes, Oxnard Shores Oxnard California

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    Oxnard, the Un-Malibu
    JUNE 15, 2007

    OXNARD isn’t the first place that comes to mind when the conversation turns to fabulous beach resorts on the California coast.

    The city doesn’t offer much in way of night life, or high-end shopping, or even superb restaurants. (The Red Lobster here is rated No. 2 in popularity on, which gives some sense of the local gastronomical scene.) In fact, if this small community about an hour north of Los Angeles — tucked midway between Malibu and Santa Barbara — is famous at all, it is probably for its self-proclaimed title as the Lima Bean Capital of the World or perhaps for being home to Herzog Wine Cellars, one of the country’s largest producers of kosher wines.

    But one thing Oxnard has going for it is beachfront property — property a lot more affordable than that of its better-known neighbors to the north and south. That’s why, over the past few years, Los Angeles-based entertainment industry executives in search of second homes and summer rentals on the coast have taken a shine to Oxnard and its seven miles of wide, white beaches.

    “Two years ago, nobody knew what I was talking about when I mentioned Oxnard at a dinner party,” said Anne Litt, 41, a music supervisor for films and a D.J. for the public radio station KCRW, who lives in Los Angeles with her screenwriter husband, Howard Franklin. “Now, everyone says, ‘I keep hearing about Oxnard.’ ”

    In 2005, Ms. Litt and Mr. Franklin bought an early ’70s A-frame three-bedroom house that is a half block from the beach. The entertainment lawyer Warren Dern owns a second home nearby. The screenwriter John Gatins (“Coach Carter”) and the director and photographer Dewey Nicks are part-time residents too. This past January, Dave Grohl, lead singer of the Foo Fighters, paid almost $3.8 million for a 3,250-square-foot, three-bedroom house on the beach.

    Why did it take so long for Oxnard to get its proverbial day in the sun? Some locals suggest that it is because other coastal cities are neither directly off the freeway nor adjacent to the Pacific Coast Highway. Drive the 10 minutes west from the freeway exit to the ocean and the scenery seems more suited to a John Mellencamp video than a Beach Boys ballad. Oxnard is an agricultural community, studded with fields of lima beans and sugar beets and 8,500 acres of strawberries (the city recently held the 24th annual California Strawberry Festival).

    Strawberries aside, others say that Oxnard’s obscurity as a weekend destination comes from its clunky moniker. “Laguna sounds exotic. Oxnard — the name has no sex appeal,” said Otto Kanny, the general manager of the River Ridge golf club, a public golf course in the city. (The local Chamber of Commerce once used the slogan “Oxnard, more than just a pretty name” to attract visitors.)

    Perhaps touting the noneroding coastline would be a better lure. There are three beaches dotted with homes and lots for sale or rent: Hollywood, Mandalay Shores and Silver Strand. The properties range from quaint 1930s wooden bungalows (like “Windy Gables,” said to have been rented by Clark Gable and Carole Lombard) to 5,000-square-foot, three-story contemporary estates with a Mediterranean flavor. The distance between each home is about the width of a grand piano.

    “In the past three years, every house I have built has an elevator,” said Jim Sandefer, who has been buying lots and building homes in Oxnard for 30 years. In the past five years, he has seen beachfront lot prices rise 300 percent. “The producers from Los Angeles want oversized garages, home theaters and large decks.”

    While the housing market in Oxnard may still be undervalued compared with better-known getaways, the prices can be just as steep as the surrounding dunes. A 6,200-square-foot lot on Mandalay Shores with approved architect plans for a Cape Cod house is priced at $2.5 million; a four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,000-square-foot beachfront condo sells for $4 million. Even a rather downcast mobile home a Frisbee throw from the beach sells for $500,000.

    Compare those offerings to Malibu’s, however, and Oxnard sounds like a steal. A three-bedroom oceanfront home in Malibu’s exclusive Broad Beach runs $12.5 million; a large beachfront property in the A-list celebrity haven known as the Colony can sell for as much as $18 million. Even an estate comparable to the ones that Mr. Sandefer develops and sells for $3 million to $4 million in Oxnard would cost about $8.5 million in Malibu.

    “Everything, from the lots to the homes, costs about twice as much in Malibu,” said Gary Cuoco, an agent at Coldwell Banker in Oxnard, who has noticed that more and more recent Hollywood transplants demand anonymity. “Some of the big agents and writers who buy up here make you sign a confidentiality agreement. I had never seen that before.”

    For those who aren’t ready to commit, there is the option of renting. By this time of the year, most of the beachfront properties are leased during high season, from June 15 through Sept. 14. Weekly summer rents typically run from $2,000 for three-bedroom cottages to $5,000 for three-story mastodons with five bedrooms. (In Malibu, weekly rentals are rare, as most landlords insist on tenants who will commit to a month’s stay.)

    “There’s less traffic than Orange County, and it’s quiet,” said Andrea Giannetti, 40, an executive vice president of Sony Pictures, who has rented a house on Hollywood Beach with two fireplaces and two kitchens for the first week of August. “Who needs Malibu?”

    Still, some Oxnard homeowners try to appeal directly to the movie industry set. Michael Keegan, who owns two rental properties, advertises one of his houses online as “Impeccable Malibu Style at Hollywood Beach!” The house features sleek black leather couches and a midcentury modern dining room set.

    “When I furnished the house, I did it with L.A.-based people in mind,” said Mr. Keegan, who used to work at a major studio and now invests in real estate. “I didn’t want to hear, ‘Oh, but it’s not like Malibu.’ ”

    Frankly, Oxnard isn’t even close. “We love Oxnard because you don’t see everyone you know,” said Jessica Goodman, a senior vice president of Warner Brothers, whose husband, Adam, heads the production department at DreamWorks. The couple rented in Oxnard for two summers before buying a three-bedroom house that they are currently renovating. “We can leave L.A. on a Thursday night or Friday morning and get there in an hour, but you really feel like you are farther away from Hollywood.”

    On a recent Sunday morning, locals waited outside for a table at Mrs. Olson’s Coffee Hut, a popular beachside diner known for its hearty dishes. Men and fresh-faced women padded about in sweats and flip-flops. Hair was tousled. A young woman in high heels stuck out like a giraffe among llamas.

    But it’s the breakfast fare, not the footwear, that separates Oxnard’s old and new guards. “The people from L.A. say, ‘No cheese, no oil, no potatoes,’ ” said the manager, Lissa McGraw. “And they always want soy milk, which we don’t have.”

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