This week we head back to the Oregon coast to look at a magical mystical retreat on Cannon Beach. The small coastal city is best known for its long sandy shore and Haystack Rock, which serves as a seasonal haven for tufted puffins. With impressive ocean views, Ecola State Park, romantic coves, plus a lighthouse, this charming seaside town is perfect for second home buyers who want to get away. (more…)
The approach of the holidays means it is none to soon to think about where to head to for warmer weather when the thermometer drops. We’ve been following the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Grand Cayman Island, a luxe property featuring communal spaces by a Kardashian-endorsed designer, world-class amenities, and posh residential condominiums, “The Residences at Seafire” that are just about to open. Valerie Jarvie has an update today on SecondShelters.com. Click here for the story.
One of the first hit areas when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas was Port Aransas, home to Cinnamon Shore, a luxury vacation rental community we’ve been following for several years now.
For an update on conditions there, we checked in with Jeff Lamkin, Cinnamon Shore’s developer. Port Aransas is still in need of funds and cleanup help, but officials there say one of the best things people can do for the community is to visit as a tourist. Cinnamon Shore fared better than you might think, and offers a pleasant option for fall and winter vacations.
More of a good thing’s on the way: Cinnamon Shore, one of Texas’ most charming beach communities, has just announced a $1.3 billion, 300-acre expansion. We’ve been following the master-planned beach development in Port Aransas on a 19-mile barrier island off the Texas Coast since inception.
Homeowners and rental guests there enjoy beachfront access, parks, interior lakes, restaurant dining, recreational activities, and events all within a picturesque walkable community. Construction on the horizon will dramatically increase the size of the existing development and add a boutique hotel, a 10-acre lake, a spa, retail shops, and more.
That arctic blast made me long for a warm beach with a tropical breeze! Time to head for Seven Mile Island, named by Travel and Leisure as “The Caribbean’s Best Beach.” The destination I am longing for? The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Grand Cayman, the first new hotel in the Cayman Islands in a decade. Developer Dart Realty opened the boutique hotel just this past November, and announced the launch of an affiliated residential option: The Residences of Seafire, 62 luxurious modern units in floor plans ranging from 600-square-foot studios to 4,000-square-foot, four-bedroom abodes that share the resort’s landscaped gardens and pools, panoramic views, and open access to gorgeous Seven Mile Beach.
Click here for a peek at pics of this posh paradise, enhanced with famed interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullards’ Carribean-inspired public spaces and the stunning natural beauty of the setting on SecondShelters.com.
Cape Cod has historic roots in American history, one of the earliest places the Pilgrims settled, later becoming a thriving fishing, whaling, and trading area.
But the romantic mythos of the Cape took off during John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, much of which was based out of the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port. JFK gave his acceptance speech there after winning the 1960 election, and returned frequently during his presidency. The Kennedy’s Camelot and Cape Cod are inextricably linked in the American imagination.
But contrary to popular belief, Cape Cod is not just a haven for the rich and famous. There’s a range of housing available, with many beauties available for under $400,000.
Read the full article over on SecondShelters.com!
By now you are either back from your weekend getaway, or like me, moving from beautiful relaxation mode to WORK! But I am bound and determined to spend my next holiday in a beach house, like this beauty that was featured in Veranda Magazine. Once the Wright Amendment goes bye bye in October, we will be able to climb onto a Southwest Air Lines flight at Love Field and get to Santa Rosa Beach via Panama City in less than two hours. I am sooo ready! (more…)