Current Owner: Rosario Guerra
This week, for the first time, the column highlights a Coronado Cays property, a private community of homes along a series of manmade islets along the Silver Strand, which connects Coronado to Imperial Beach at the southern edge of San Diego Bay.
The estate at 4 Sandpiper Strand occupies a south-facing waterfront lot just south of Loews Coronado Bay Resort. The home features four bedrooms, six baths, and boasts over 6100 square feet of living space.
The property’s “dramatic entry with soaring ceilings & custom skylights illuminates the inlayed marble flooring,” which is also featured on the curving staircase with wrought-iron railings.
Inside the residence, there are two master suites “complete with gorgeous wood flooring, remote-controlled lighting and window shades, and decks with amazing views of the water,” per listing materials.
The home also includes two family rooms in addition to the living room, plus a media room with a couch spanning the length of the back wall, “Makassar ebony bar and Venetian plaster with a Crawford ceiling,” and a wine cellar with climate-controlled storage and a tasting bar.
The kitchen, in addition to the requisite chef-quality appliances, features multiple refrigerators and an large center island, as well as cabinetry “made from cluster maple and tobacco chestnut burl with Angier doors and closets.”
Water views are to be had from most of the residence, which is equipped with the latest “smart home” technology and a three-story elevator, which provides transportation from the lower-level wine cellar to the upper-level master retreat.
4 Sandpiper Strand, Coronado
Outside, the home has a pool and spa, built-in barbecue, several entertaining and dining terraces, and “a private dock to accommodate a super yacht” up to 75 feet long along the home’s 86 feet of bay frontage.
Public records show the owner of record to be Rosario Guerra — the Guerra family purchased the property in 1998 for $1,035,000, before the current residence was constructed in 2000.
This is the first time the Sandpiper estate has been offered on the open market since its completion, going up for sale in mid-August with an asking price of $5,990,000. The price remains unchanged to date, though the home has also been advertised on the rental market by a different brokerage since March, originally posing an asking price spanning a wide range between $8,000 and $35,000. That gap narrowed to between $10,000 and $25,000 in June and has since been lowered to a flat $10,000 per month. There are still apparently no takers.