• Chef par excellence
• About: Hello, I am restaurateur , originally from France where I graduated as a Chef de Cuisine in Strasbourg, Alsace.
• My expertise has been working and running French gourmet restaurants, I 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.
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 at Alma de Salina in Marina Puerto Salina.
• Just passed on the torch to my son Gordon. Recently became the new owner od 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 sunsets and 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, I am quite pleased.
• Traveling is also among my favorites.
• After buying this beach property few years ago, we started building right after We had many challenges, the building was finished 3 years later.
• 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.
• We look forward to hosting you at, Alma De Salina!
• Jean Claude and Martha
Jean Claude and Martha Berger purchased this villa in 2008
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,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 run a restaurant called Le Rendez-Vous B&B.
You will enjoy for pennies wave crashing onto the beach, take your expresso on the sandl, lucky you...
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 /
180 degree ocean view, right on the beach. (not close by)
Beautifully Beach front appointed Villa, right on the Sand. Features two 2-BR apartments downstairs ( La Gaviota on the South side and La Paloma on the North side )
and 1 large 4BR apartment upstairs (called Bella Vista)
Apartments units are available for rent as a 2 bedrooms or a 3 or 4 bedrooms.
Apartment kitchens are fully equipped as well as linens and towels in all bedrooms.
Close to the towns of Rosarito and Ensenada.
1 hour South of San Diego. We have High speed Internet, washers and dryers.parking available.
Ultra safe and quiet, 24/7/365 guards security.
Apartments are very spacious, comfortable bedrooms. Travertine tiles throughout, granite counter tops.
Kitchens appointed by French Chef Jean Claude.
Restaurants, Banks, hospital, Costco, Walmart, Supermarkets are located nearby in Rosarito and Ensenada.
You can sip your espresso coffee and watch the dolphins right from your patio, walk the 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,
Upon request, we can arrange an airport pick-up service.
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 3 years old and we rent by Apartment furnished with all equipment
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