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Real Estate Showcase - Vacation & Second Homes

Paradise on the Shore

Blending the carefree resort life with the comforts of home, Bayport on Lake’s Bay added a waterfront clubhouse and pool to their 131 townhouses on the Jersey Shore, not far from Atlantic City. The residences are pegged for both year-round and seasonal living. They feature a large family room or third bedroom and full bath on the first floor, gourmet island kitchen with breakfast nook and dining room on the second, and a generous master suite and second bedroom on floor three. Residents can swim, work out, socialize or simply unwind at the swank clubhouse. Warmly ensconced at this West Atlantic City nest, you are but a short drive to the gaming, dining and entertainment venues of Atlantic City, not to mention the new, first-rate Pier at Caesars, packed with noted retail outlets and topflight eateries. From $269,000 to $600,000-plus. Immediate


Beachside Beauty

The French Riviera comes to south Florida with the luxurious St. Tropez, a trio of condo towers set in a stunning 21st century version of an old-world Mediterranean village. The 286 residences are available in three styles: townhouse, penthouse and lanai, ranging from 1,850 to 5,000 square feet, each with Italian-
designed kitchens and opulent baths. St. Tropez, halfway between South Beach and Fort Lauderdale,
anchors the new Towne Center of Sunny Isles Beach, featuring upscale dining and shopping. At 163rd Street and Collins, it’s walking distance to the beach; overlooks the ocean on one side, the Intracoastal Waterway on the other, and stands between two premier shopping magnets, Aventura and Bal Harbour. Luxuriate in an oversized waterfront pool and outdoor meditation zones with sun beds and waterfall Jacuzzi. From $650,000 to $1.7 million. First tower available spring, 2009.


Ah, Wilderness

Wilderness Trail, a subtle taming of the gorgeous North Carolina highlands, is a striking new development whose residents can indulge in country club sports or hiking in the deep woods. Spanning a thousand acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains, outside the resort village of Banner Elk and 45 minutes from Tri-Cities Airport, this family-focused community comprises townhouses, single-family houses and furnished cottages. A Great Lodge with Fazio-Robbins golf course and swimming pool, a Sporting Complex with spa, pool, tennis, racquet ball, fly fishing and climbing wall, and an anti-aging center with wellness programs, summer day camp and teen center are all soon to come. Ski slopes are near and so are the charming towns of Boone and Blowing Rock, rich with shopping and dining, arts and culture. From $300,000 to $600,000. Early 2010.


Mayan Marvel

In a striking union of the ancient Mayan aesthetic and contemporary luxury, Capricho Residences is rising in the Mexican Caribbean 30 minutes from Cancun International Airport. Winningly laid out within the gated 900-acre Playa Mujeres resort, Capricho will feature 66 residences of 2–4BRs, four sweeping penthouses and a boutique hotel with 16 plush suites. All include stunning outdoor spaces girding the Caribbean, plunge pools and rooftop terraces or gardens set off by firepits. Yours to indulge in are two 18-hole Greg Norman golf courses, a long white beach and a mega-yacht marina. The noted design house, Custo Barcelona, has invested the interiors of Capricho’s spa, hotel, restaurants and public areas with a blend of exquisite patterns and natural elements. Pre-construction prices range from $700,000 to $2.5 million. Late 2009.