Sea Haven - Monterey Bay

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Sea Haven, formerly referred to as Marina Heights, Announces Groundbreaking and Anticipated Summer Start of Sales in Monterey County




Building Partners Wathen Castanos Homes and Renasci Homes Announce Groundbreaking and Anticipated Summer 2017 Start of Sales in Monterey County

MARINA, Calif. January 13, 2017—Sea Haven, formerly referred to as Marina Heights, the new coastal in the city of Marina, recently announced the start of construction at its first model homes is now underway with plans to open and commence sales in summer 2017. Sea Haven’s first two builders, Fresno-based Wathen Castanos Homes and Sacramento-based Renasci Homes, will build and sell the initial offering of homes. The new coastline community will feature nearly five acres of picnic and lawn park areas, more than a mile of walking trails, and access to some of the city’s most popular hiking and biking paths.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for homebuyers in the city of Marina. Monterey County provides unforgettable views and countless ways to indulge in the outdoors,” said Chuck Lande, lead developer for Sea Haven. “Those looking for a coastal home with remarkable amenities, built by the most reputable regional builders, will find it at Sea Haven.”

The homes at Sea Haven will offer a wide range of architectural styles, sizes and price ranges for buyers. The initial offering of residences at the first three neighborhoods are expected to be priced from the $500,000’s to the $800,000s.

Wathen Castanos Homes, an award-winning builder with a long history of investing in community, will build the first neighborhood, Layia, featuring one- and two-story homes. “This is a special project on a one-of-a-kind property,” said Joshua E. Peterson, President, Wathen Castanos Homes. “Building exceptional homes is something we do every day, but extraordinary homes by a seaside nature preserve, in a historical location? We consider this work an honor and look forward to building homes designed to complement and contribute to the lifestyle in Monterey County.”

Sea Haven is located near the world-famous Monterey Peninsula, on the historical site of former Fort Ord U.S. Army base and adjacent to the Fort Ord National Monument, a 14,650-acre preserve. In 2012, President Obama declared the historical and cultural significance of Fort Ord, ensuring the protection of the area’s natural resources.

“As a partner in building homes at Sea Haven, we aim to design the community to be as efficient as it is attractive for Marina residents,” said Steve Kessler, CEO Renasci Homes. “We have a reputation of building in the most desirable locations with the highest level of craftsmanship and integrity, and look forward to working with Wathen Castanos Homes to bring Sea Haven to life.”

Sacramento-based Renasci Homes, will continue the community’s development with the Larkspur neighborhood.

• LAYIA by Wathen Castanos Homes – Coming Summer 2017 The one-and two-story homes will range from 1,849 to 2,725 square feet with three to five bedrooms and two to three and a half baths.

• LARKSPUR by Renasci Homes – Coming Summer 2017 This collection of two-story homes will range from 1,141 to 1,901 square feet with three to four bedrooms and two and a half bath.

• VILLOSA by Wathen Castanos Homes – Coming Summer 2017 This collection of one- and two-story homes will range from 2,380 to 3,411 square feet with three to six bedrooms and two and a half to four baths.

Sea Haven is minutes away from the Monterey Peninsula and just to the south are renowned golf courses like Pebble Beach, Spy Glass Hill, and Bayonet and Black Horse. An abundance of recreational opportunities, including hiking or biking along the coast and within the preserve. Also located in the heart of Monterey Bay are renowned wineries, shopping at The Dunes, artisanal dining opportunities, and a distinct arts and culture district. Less than an hour away is San Jose and its historic downtown, surrounded by the rolling hills of tech-hub Silicon Valley.

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About Wathen Castanos Homes

Wathen Castanos Homes is a family business, committed to building quality homes for families in the Central Valley and Central Coast for more than five decades. A leader in building practices and quality design has led to national recognition like the National Housing Quality Award, Energy Housing Award and the Energy Star Leadership Award; and an unwavering focus on customer service has helped build a strong local brand, with consistent repeat and referral business for generations of families. To get the latest news on current communities, upcoming developments, and highlights of new home features visit

About Renasci Homes

Renasci Homes, based in Agoura Hills, California is ushering in the next wave of building and design with a century of combined industry experience in stewardship, leadership, innovation, creativity, and quality. With a hand selected executive team that has built and sold thousands of homes throughout California and the Southwest, Renasci Homes is positioned to become one of California’s premier developers and homebuilders. For more information about the company or its current new-home offerings, visit