Martis Camp Announces Record Bitcoin Real Estate Transaction Valued at $1.6 Million

Truckee, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014

Martis Camp, North Lake Tahoe’s premier luxury real estate community, announced today that it has closed on potentially the largest recorded real estate transaction involving bitcoin. Martis Camp is set up as a merchant with Bitpay, a leader in business solutions for virtual currencies that allows buyers to easily convert their bitcoin into U.S. Dollars. The parcel of land sold is valued at $ 1.6 million. The sale price would trump the $ 500,000 paid for a villa in Bali in February, believed at the time to be the largest single consumer purchase conducted in the virtual currency.

“Many of our buyers are in the tech-sector and are early adopters of bitcoin. We understand the importance of adapting to cutting edge purchasing methods, including the use of virtual currencies,” says Martis Camp Sales Director Brian Hull. “The transaction itself was simple. An invoice was sent and the buyer’s bitcoin was easily transferred into U.S. Dollars to complete the sale. We now welcome the opportunity to work with buyers and their bitcoin through the Bitpay service.”

Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer payment network and digital currency, was introduced in 2009 and has substantially lower payment processing fees than those of credit cards or money transfers. BitPay managed the Martis Camp transaction and enables payment into bank accounts in either bitcoin or U.S. dollars. The online virtual currency merchant also manages transactions for car brands like Tesla and Land Rover.

The 1.4-acre homesite is part of the community’s Lodge Estates, the final phase of homesites released earlier this summer. This last offering of 42 homesites represent some of the most coveted locations at Martis Camp and is the final chapter in what has been one of the most successful real estate stories in the last decade. Since launching sales in 2006, Martis Camp has grown into a community of more than 560 families, with over 80% of its properties sold and more than 400 homes either built, under construction or in architectural design. Sales continued to thrive in the first half of 2014, with 101 properties either sold or in escrow since January 1, 2014 for over $ 175 million.

For more information on Martis Camp, please visit or call 1-800-721-9005.


Martis Camp is a private gated community located between Truckee and North Lake Tahoe in the Martis Valley. Situated on 2,177 acres with sweeping topography, the land itself embraces the true essence of High Sierra living. A year round community, Martis Camp Club offers private ski access via the Lookout Lodge and Martis Camp Express Lift to Northstar California™ in winter and a Tom Fazio 18 hole golf course in the summer. Martis Camp Club members enjoy a vast array of amenities including the Family Barn complex with swimming, a bowling alley, art loft, movie theater, indoor basketball court, soda fountain and outdoor performance amphitheater; an 18-hole putting park; Sporting fields and pavilions; Camp Lodge with dining venues, club spa and fitness center and vitality pools; Folk School; Lost Library; 26 miles of private trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing and a private mountain clubhouse at the base of Lookout Mountain.

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Top Palm Springs Area Real Estate Broker Announces Golf Website Support

Palm Springs, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014

Brad Schmett, Broker Associate with Luxury Homes by Keller Williams today announced that he will sponsor and endorse a new website called Coachella Valley Golf Courses and located at declaring it the near perfect resource for his current and potential clients who value golfing as a major perk when looking for real estate.

The new site also has a “You Tube” video at The video features slide after slide of breathtaking close-up and long-range shots of some of the most popular and bucolic golf courses in the entire Coachella Valley. With more than 120 courses to choose from, including some that are considered world-class by the highest standards, there is no shortage of options for Palm Springs golf aficionados.

Schmett observed that, “Once I saw this website and the video, I knew I had to become a sponsor. It shows off the best of the best and offers statistics and information from every angle for golfers of every level from beginner through pro. It even features consumer reviews, detailed course information and deep discount tee times for the greater Palm Springs and Coachella Valley Golf Courses. I was so impressed I wanted to offer my own endorsement so that my clients can utilize the site whenever they wish.”

Site information is updated almost daily and includes additional golf course information and updated daily discount tee times. Touted as the “premier resource website for golfers” the site has already become a favorite with locals and is quickly gaining in popularity across the Coachella Valley. Schmett cites the need for up-to-date golf information as the primary reason for the website’s rapid climb and plans to make this resource a tool in his comprehensive customer service package.

For more information on Coachella Valley Golf Courses visit Coachella Valley Golf Courses.

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About Luxury Homes by Keller Williams: Luxury Homes by Keller Williams – Palm Springs, is an exclusive, elite and sophisticated group of real estate consultants raising the bar for service in the Palm Springs area residential real estate market.

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Del Mar Escapes Hires a New Rental Program Director

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

Del Mar Escapes, one of the most prominent providers of reservations for luxury resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, announced the appointment of Jess Henry as the new Director of Destinations. Henry is replacing Sean Emmerton, who is responsible for establishing the resort’s private villa rental program.

Jess Henry is looking forward to working at Del Mar, which she heralds as “[setting] the precedent for luxury vacations” in Cabo San Lucas, a city at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula and one of Mexico’s grandest tourist attractions. She notes the resort’s two decades of success—and plans on building on it.

“We will strive to raise the bar even higher to meet the ever-changing needs of luxury travelers by offering meticulous attention to detail in customizing your clients’ vacations,” she said.

Jess Henry comes with over 10 years of experience as the Director of Sales & Marketing at luxury hotels that include Hotel Derek, Magnolia Hotel, and Omni Hotels—all in Houston, Texas. She will be based in the aforementioned city, with Del Mar’s Managing Director of Resort Services, Lionel Alvarez, as her direct supervisor.

Jess Henry will be the new point of contact for the ultra-private villas of Del Mar Escapes. Situated alongside the beach, the villas are available with two to nine bedrooms. Vacationers would have access to concierge service, 24-hour gated security and emergency medical response, Club Ninety Six beach club, Club Espiritu ocean-view health and fitness club, and the 27-hole jack Nicklaus Signature Palmilla Golf Course.

The latest summer specials are on the Villa 241, which has three rooms; and Villa 371, which comes with four. Villa 371, in particular, includes panoramic views of the ocean. Villa 241 has a summer rate of $ 1,500 per night, while that of Villa 371 is $ 1,800 per night. The in-season rates are $ 3,000 per night and $ 4,000 per night, respectively. Personal chefs and butler service are included in the nightly rates.

About Del Mar Escapes:

Based in Houston, Del Mar Escapes is an oceanfront and beachfront resort characterized by optimal privacy and luxury. Comprising four seaside communities, Del Mar includes a private beach and fitness clubs, poolside dining, activities and adventures programs, and butlers to attend to all vacation details. Customers who wish to get more information about the latest summer rates or want to plan their next getaway can contact Jess Henry at 1-866-845-5277.


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